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NoTW moves behind paywall

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Thursday 14 October 2010 9:46 pm KCS-content center_img The UK’s best-selling Sunday paper News of the World moved behind an online paywall yesterday. The tabloid is the third News International title to charge readers to view content online in a bid to counter declining print sales, after the Times and Sunday Times websites were put behind the paywall in July. Only the NOTW home page is still free, with the full site now costing users £1 for 24 hours or £1.99 for a month to access. The paper also plans to launch an iPad app costing £1.19 per week. Share More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this NoTW moves behind paywall Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Chinese trade gap shrinks giving it ammunition in battle with the G20

first_img Share Monday 14 February 2011 8:33 pm Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap whatsapp CHINA’S trade surplus fell to its lowest in nine months in January after imports surged, supporting the government’s case ahead of a G20 meeting that it is doing enough to spur domestic demand without speeding up currency appreciation.The trade surplus shrank to $6.5bn (£4.1bn) from $13.1bn in December, well short of forecasts for a $10.7bn gap.Global stocks and commodity prices climbed higher, with the surprisingly strong imports highlighting China’s massive appetite for raw materials and its solid export growth hinting at solidifying recoveries in the US and European economies.In the past, a weaker surplus would have caused concern for the Chinese government, but more recently it has been trying to shift the economy toward greater reliance on consumption and less on exports, in part to address critics who say that its success has come at the expense of other countries.It was the third consecutive month of a declining trade surplus, and though not enough to mark a definitive change, that streak provides a symbolic boost to China before the G20 meeting this week of finance ministers from the world’s biggest developed and developing economies.Analysts warned, however, that its surplus could rebound later this year. “There tends to be a seasonal pattern and there is generally a decline in the trade surplus at the beginning of the year,” said Jian Chang, an economist with Barclays Capital in Hong Kong. “Exports tend to be weak in the first quarter, while there is no such pattern in imports.”The G20 meeting in Paris on 18 and 19 February will try to hash out a gameplan for tackling global economic imbalances. whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content Chinese trade gap shrinks giving it ammunition in battle with the G20 Show Comments ▼last_img read more

City job creation is helping drive UK recovery

first_img whatsapp City job creation is helping drive UK recovery Share KCS-content Sunday 17 April 2011 10:50 pm When it comes to generating growth and reducing the budget deficit, job creation is unquestionably the best economic policy.Increasing employment across all sectors and regions of the economy is essential for the wider recovery.Of course, creating jobs at a time of austerity measures is easier said than done. But last week’s ONS figures showing that unemployment fell by 17,000 in the three months to the end of February were a step in the right direction.Significantly, around 300,000 more jobs were created in the private sector than were lost in the public sector year-on-year in December. And an increasing proportion of these extra jobs were full-time. This data offers welcome signs of recovery. The scale and liquidity of the City’s financial services cluster is helping to support such growth among both our largest firms and the 4.8m SMEs across the UK. The private sector has a crucial role to play in delivering investment, wealth creation and jobs as public spending cuts begin to bite.But as always there is room for improvement. It is clear that many consumers and firms have been crying out for more competition in the industry. It is only right, therefore, that the Independent Commission on Banking investigate the options available to achieve such an outcome as long as it does not compromise the City’s international competitiveness.Competition for business, deals and jobs is the cornerstone of the City. So at a time when immigration has been in the headlines again it is vital that we ensure City firms can continue to fight for the best global talent on a level playing field. Immigration is an emotive issue given its impact on jobs and communities. The Government is understandably working hard to keep its pledge to reduce net migration. But one of the City’s greatest strengths has always been its openness. The UK financial services industry reflects its client base by being internationally owned, staffed and managed. We welcome highly skilled individuals from all corners of the globe, as demonstrated by the fact that this summer’s City of London Festival will celebrate music and arts from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The Festival’s Trading Places theme reflects that our business and cultural ties transcend nationality.That is why even though significant concessions have already been made regarding skilled non-EU workers and intra-company transfers we cannot afford to be complacent about immigration. I know from personal experience that the UK and London have always promoted an open business environment. This is precisely why the best international companies choose to do business in the City: because they know it is the place to do business best internationally. Michael Bear is Lord Mayor of the City of London whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Pennsylvania sees betting and online casino soar

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Pennsylvania sees betting and online casino soar Regions: US Pennsylvania 17th September 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Pennsylvania saw more than $100m (€90.8m/£80.5m) spent on both interactive gaming and sports betting during the first full month of operations.A total of $111.8m was spent on interactive gaming in August, with $62.0m going on interactive slots and $49.7m on table games, according to figures from the Pennsyvlania Gaming Control Board.The total wagered with the three operational online casinos was more than double the $49.2m in July, when online gaming was only available for the final 16 days of the month. Operators collected gross revenue of $3.43m in August.Sports betting also passed $100m during the course of its first full month thanks to huge growth in online. More than three quarters of the $109.0m betting handle – $83.2m – was generated by the four online sports books. Total sports betting revenue, including retail, was at $9.9m.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Pennsylvania saw more than $100m (€90.8m/£80.5m) spent on both interactive gaming and sports betting during the first full month of operations. Email Addresslast_img read more

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited ( 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I think you can use share tips to get rich and reach for millionaire status

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You can get a good feel for the way a company is run from the way the board talks to its shareholders.Follow Warren Buffett’s leadWarren Buffett is famous not only for being an incredibly successful investor, but also for his personal letters to shareholders. They are heartfelt, informative and educational. Even if you have no intention of buying shares in Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, it is still worth reading some of his shareholder letters to learn a thing or two and glean some tips on investing.Accepting share tips at face value is an easy and exhilarating option, but it is no different to gambling. There is no point in blaming the tipster when your investment goes wrong, if you have not taken the time to thoroughly do your homework before investing.Too good to be true?We all want to buy low, sell high, but this is not always as easy as it sounds. Often, if a share tip sounds too good to be true, it is. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Canadian partnership strengthens lay training in Cyprus and the Gulf

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Communion News Service]  The Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf has partnered with a Canadian theological college to accredit its lay training course. The Exploring Faith course is part of the diocese’s commitment to lifelong learning and can lead to qualifications at diploma or degree level. The diocese has been using the course for the past five years. Currently, some 15 students are enrolled on the course and a further nine are expected to sign up from January.Read the entire article. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Sep 18, 2017 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canadian partnership strengthens lay training in Cyprus and the Gulf Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Middle East Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Hakendover House / AST 77 Architecten

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Belgium Save this picture!© Steven Massart+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Hakendover House / AST 77 Architecten Hakendover House / AST 77 ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHakendover House / AST 77 Architecten 2017 Year:  Photographs CopyHouses•Tienen, Belgium CopyAbout this officeAST 77 ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTienenOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on November 04, 2019Cite: “Hakendover House / AST 77 Architecten” 04 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Manufacturers: Nemetschek, Sapa Building System International NV, BCI floors, TrimbleDesign Team:Peter Van Impe, Wim BoonsClients:De Meuter – AllardEngineering:Peter Van Impe, Joeri UllenaersCollaborators:2B-Safe, De Coninck bvba, ALU2+ bvba, Vandersanden, Sollec bvba, TOCA bvba, Dakwerken Makke & BCI-FloorsCity:TienenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Steven MassartRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Introvert vs. extrovert. In Hakendover, a rural village in Belgium a single storey family home is constructed providing quality living between a busy road and the lush Flemish fields.Save this picture!© Steven MassartSave this picture!Ground floorSave this picture!© Steven MassartThe building is hard and aloof in comparison to the public domain, but cordial to it residents and visitors. It provides an answer to the challenges of the environment and the wishes of the residents. The biggest challenge was to make a house as compact as possible, yet to keep the spatial cohesion and interaction. The result is a flexible, highly detailed, tailor made concept where the residents can live throughout the different stages of their lives.Save this picture!© Steven MassartThe house is divided in a northern oriented and close symmetrical U-shape with three bedrooms, a bathroom, shower and storage space. In the open T-space we find the living area, kitchen and transparent patio with corridor. The patio provides the central part of the house with light and connects the surrounding spaces Other spaces get an abundance of daylight though the fully glazed back facade and the footlight window at the street side. Artificial light is hardly needed.Save this picture!© Steven MassartSave this picture!© Steven MassartProject gallerySee allShow lessCity of the Future Explores the Future of Mobility in CitiesArchitecture NewsWes Jones on Honesty and Humor in DesignInterviews Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: AST 77 Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Steven Massart Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

WER launches ‘Be a Good Egg’ Campaign in run up to Easter

first_imgMarch 2009 So far over 150 primary schools, scout troops, brownie packs and church groups all over the country have signed up to the Be a Good Egg campaign. In total over 10,000 children nationwide are taking part. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 This Easter, World Emergency Relief (WER) is encouraging children and families in the UK to turn one chocolate Easter egg into 150 real eggs to help poor families in Africa. Howard Lake | 1 April 2009 | News For further information please contact: For just £6.00, the cost of a typical chocolate Easter egg, WER can purchase laying hens that will lay up to 150 eggs each, per year, giving an African family a sustainable source of protein. Some of the money raised will also fund larger chicken and egg laying projects, each with hundreds of laying hens established to serve small communities or orphanages. Through these projects, enough eggs are produced to feed the children, with many left over that can be sold to raise funds for additional livestock, agricultural equipment and even pay for teachers salaries and children’s education. According to the British Retail Consortium, an average of 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year. If just one in every 5000 people donated the cost of one of their Easter eggs, WER would be able to purchase 12,188 hens, which would lay over 1.8 million eggs between them per year. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Email: [email protected]center_img The campaign has been devised to appeal to children and families, with an interactive website where a FREE fundraising kit can be ordered. This kit contains egg-citing challenges, egg-straordinary facts, terrible yolks and loads of chickens. There’s also a craft kit for turning an egg box into a Be a Good Egg collection box, egg-citing fundraising ideas and egg-spress recipes. All it takes is a little hen-ergy! Poor nutrition is an ongoing problem in impoverished areas of rural Africa. Families and particularly children struggle to find reliable sources of food. With this in mind, WER is funding the purchase of laying hens with money raised through its ‘Be a Good Egg’ campaign. Caroline HudsonPR & CommunicationsWorld Emergency Relief20 York BuildingsLondonWC2N 6JU WER launches ‘Be a Good Egg’ Campaign in run up to Easter Ends. Tel: 0870 429 2129  85 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Easter Events Alex Haxton, Director of Operations at WER explains: “We work with many projects and communities in developing countries, and having laying hens is one of the simplest and quickest steps towards self-sufficiency in terms of both food and income.”last_img read more

Will President Correa’s pardon erase a year of controversy and polarization?

News Follow the news on Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s legal battle with the daily El Universo and its representatives ended today with a presidential pardon. In a televised address Correa said he was “pardoning the defendants and cancelling a sentence they had deserved.” He also announced that he was dropping his libel case against the two authors of a book about his brother, entitled “El Gran Hermano” (The Big Brother), who were already ordered by a court to pay him two million dollars in damages.“President Correa has acted wisely in these two cases by deciding to dispense with sanctions that would have had terrible consequences for freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We would like to think that, as he said today, he never wanted to send anyone to prison. Was it nonetheless necessary, in the El Universo case, to await such a dramatic judicial conclusion before opting for leniency?“A year of legal proceedings unfortunately fuelled the controversy and polarization. We hope that the climate will improve as a result of the presidential pardon and that media offences will soon be decriminalized. This outcome will hopefully also encourage certain media to measure their words before publishing or broadcasting. They were partly to blame and we have said so from the start. Such charged words as ‘dictator’ and ‘crime against humanity’ cannot be uttered lightly. Real critical debate should prevail over insults, abuse and intransigence.”______________16.02.12 – El Universo verdict a devastating setback for freedom of expressionEcuador’s National Court of Justice in Quito yesterday upheld the sentences imposed by lower courts against the newspaper El Universo and three of its representatives in a libel case brought by President Rafael Correa.No further legal avenues are available to prevent Carlos, César and Nicolás Pérez, respectively director and deputy directors of the newspaper, from serving three-year prison sentences and its publishing company from having to pay 40 million dollars in compensation to President Correa. News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation Lawyers for El Universo said they would apply to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. “The consequences of this decision have implications far beyond the El Universo case. The National Court of Justice has rubber-stamped a licence for self-censorship which could well have repercussions on other media organizations in the future, whatever their politics and whatever kind of government is in place,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although Rafael Correa brought a case as a private individual and not as head of state, it is difficult not to see such an excessive penalty as a return to ‘lèse-majesté’, which does not tally with the principles of the rule of law, which require a democratically elected government to accept criticism, however scathing and unjust. “Polarisation can only get worse, to the point where it might undermine the debate on the new communication law, some of whose provisions we find laudable.“It’s a mess.”While the El Universo representatives, or at least one of them – César et Nicolás Pérez are currently in Miami – is in detention, the press freedom organization is unable to accept the invitation from the Ecuadorean government to take part in a forum on freedom of information. The violent scenes outside the court while the hearing was taking place, during which El Universo photographer Diógenes Baldeón and cameraman Romel Iza of the RTU television were attacked, illustrate the extent to which opinion is polarised among Ecuadorean society. We condemn these assaults, for which activists of the ruling Alianza País party were believed to be responsible.These incidents show that the conditions for the proceedings to take place in a calm atmosphere did not exist. ______________15.02.12 – Supreme court hearing expected to close final chapter in El Universo case The National Court of Justice is due to rule today on the possible reversal of an appeal ruling in the criminal libel case brought against the newspaper El Universo by President Rafael Correa. Reporters Without Borders believes this to be a defining moment for editorial freedom. Ecuador’s highest court was asked to rule on the conduct of the case, but not the basis of the original judgment, and it will also have the final say on the validity of the three-year prison sentences imposed on the newspaper’s director Carlos Pérez, and his two brothers and deputy publishers, César and Nicolás Pérez. They were also ordered to pay 40 million dollars in libel damages to Correa.Columnist Emilio Palacio, whose comments prompted the president’s original libel suit, challenged the verdict but his application had already been rejected. His case therefore will not be included in the new hearing “Should opinions, even the most defamatory in nature, be punished so harshly?” asked Reporters Without Borders.“The decision of the National Court of Justice will finally provide a response to the only question that matters, in our view. While acknowledging from the outset the comments made against President Rafael Correa in the columns of El Universo were extreme in character, we fear that the final chapter in this long legal battle will play havoc with the right to self-expression and threaten the survival of a media organization, in contravention of the American Convention on Human Rights, to which Ecuador is a signatory.“Once again we call for press offences to be decriminalized, supported by precedent elsewhere in South America. We believe that, should El Universo be found guilty in this way, it would endanger the creation of a desirable consensus around the new communication law. Such a consensus has also been weakened by the “El Gran Hermano” case.” Besides raising such concerns, the National Court of Justice hearing has been gripped by a new controversy at its very core. After a fruitless attempt to have three of the nine judges removed, the El Universo defence team cast doubt on the competence of the prosecution counsel, Gutemberg Vera. On the basis of written testimony by a judge, Mónica Encalada, published yesterday in the newspaper El Comercio, a lawyer for the newspaper, Joffre Campaña, maintained that the judgment against El Universo and its representatives was in fact drawn up by the president’s counsel himself. “Reporters Without Borders observes the necessary caution in the face of allegations which, although belated, could cast doubt on the independence and authority of the court.“This new development must nonetheless be taken into account at the hearing so that its authenticity and reliability may be examined,” the organization said. News EcuadorAmericas February 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Will President Correa’s pardon erase a year of controversy and polarization? Newscenter_img Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Receive email alerts RSF_en June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Help by sharing this information EcuadorAmericas to go further April 10, 2020 Find out more December 24, 2019 Find out more read more