Skyrocket acquires The Games Company

first_img Topics: Finance Skyrocket Entertainment has selected The Games Company (TGC) as the studio to bring its movie-themed titles to market after acquiring the supplier from BlockChain Innovations.Skyrocket, founded last year, has bought 100% of shares in the Portugal-based studio – whose clients include William Hill and Rank Group – and its Black Cow Technology-powered remote gaming server.Skyrocket, which recently acquired the international rights to 75 iconic feature films including Rambo 4 and The Expendables, has appointed TGC co-founder Hans Winkelmann as chief product officer. He will work alongside Skyrocket’s senior management team on its business strategy.The deal was struck between Skyrocket founders Sean O’Kelly and Richard Clarke and Las Vegas-headquartered BlockChain Innovations, which bought TGC last December.“We’re incredibly excited by our acquisition of TGC, which represents a major milestone for Skyrocket,” said O’Kelly, Skyrocket’s chief executive.“TGC has a proven track record for developing and rolling out online games – it also has a pipeline of new integration opportunities and partnerships with online gaming operators so it’s primed to expand recurring revenue.“We’re looking forward to working with Hans and the talented team at TGC to integrate Skyrocket’s existing brands and IP. All of this strengthens Skyrocket’s offering and reach and sets us up for rapid growth.” TGC has a portfolio of 10 games which are available in the UK and markets served from Gibraltar with several new launches scheduled for later in 2019.Skyrocket wants to develop social money gaming and real money gaming releases based on the movies with which it has rights deals. As well as its 75 existing rights deals, it has optioned the exclusive worldwide gaming rights to a further 100 major studio films.“I’m delighted to find a suitable owner for TGC, which will leverage the integrations and relationships which have been built over the last period,” said Winkelmann“We are looking forward to bringing Skyrocket’s library of media assets and brand content to market.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 18th September 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Financecenter_img Email Address Skyrocket Entertainment has selected The Games Company (TGC) as the studio to bring its movie-themed titles to market after acquiring the supplier from BlockChain Innovations. Skyrocket acquires The Games Company Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Tesco special dividend: what is it and should I buy the shares now?

first_img Conor Coyle | Saturday, 20th February, 2021 | More on: TSCO See all posts by Conor Coyle Image source: Getty Images conorcoyle has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Followers of the Tesco (LSE:TSCO) share price have been regularly disappointed over the years. The company has been unable to secure any sustainable growth for its shares in the long termIf I had bought Tesco shares a year ago, they would be worth around 10% less than I paid for them. Even over the last week, the company has lost more than 5% of its value. This comes despite the fact that the grocery sector has seen its sales surging 12% in recent weeks as lockdown restrictions bite.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In response to its struggles, the FTSE 100 company announced the introduction of a special dividend of £5bn that it was to return to investors.But what is this Tesco special dividend and is it enough to see the share price through to a recovery?What is the Tesco special dividend?As part of the proceeds of the supermarket group’s sale of its Thai and Malaysian operations, in January Tesco announced the £5bn payout to shareholders. The move came as part of a larger consolidation of shares, in which the total number of shares issued was reduced to reflect the return of capital on the balance sheet.It also announced it was committing a further £2.5bn to its benefit pension scheme, contributing further to reducing overall liabilities.While I agree that the asset sale and share consolidation should help with Tesco’s balance sheet issues, there are a number of factors that I think are weighing on the shares.First of all, one of the reasons Tesco’s growth has been stunted recently is increased competition from budget supermarkets such as Lidl and Aldi. These competitors are seeing their level of market share creep up every year. At the other end of the scale, increased online grocery purchases have boosted profits at Ocado, with Tesco not as well prepared for the move towards this mode of shopping during the pandemic. However, it has been boosting it online ops. Tesco could also be one of the companies in the firing line for a one-off tax hinted at by the government earlier this year. The levy is aimed at those companies that have made ‘excessive’ profits as a result of Covid-19.Market share leadDespite the increased competition in the supermarket industry, Tesco still maintains a healthy lead in terms of market share in 2021. While it has dipped slightly over the last three years, its share of the market still stands at 27%, according to Statista. The closest challengers to this are Sainsbury’s and Asda, both of which come in around 15%.To me, Tesco still very much feels like a defensive stock. While there have been operational issues as a result of the pandemic, for the most part demand for its products remains strong, as people will always need to eat and drink. In its most recent earnings report Tesco said UK sales rose across all formats, channels and categories and that it led the market for every week of the Christmas period. While its share price did not match that growth, I believe the share restructure could be enough to send the Tesco share price higher in the long-term and would consider adding it to my portfolio. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… 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. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Tesco special dividend: what is it and should I buy the shares now?last_img read more

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Duncan Taylor yellow card: Yes or no?

first_imgClear as mud, maybe, but it is also maybe worth asking what the big moment says about the Scotland team though? Below, Jamie Borthwick lays out his won views.You can read the brief report of what happened in the match as Ireland finsh third in the Autumn Nations Cup. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And then there are those spectators who just do not think it is a yellow card offence… Of course, whenever a moment like this happens, there is always the funnier approach to the major decisions. We have some former international players making their views pretty clear…There are also the views on the overall context of the referee’s decision. Patient and powerful Ireland triumphed 31-16 against Scotland clash in the Autumn Nations Cup, but much of the chat around the match may come down to a Duncan Taylor yellow card in the 31-minute mark.Take a look at this clip here. What do you think about it?It’s safe to say, the decision by referee Matthew Carley drew some interesting views on social media. Here are a few of the reactions on Twitter.center_img …and those who do. The Scotland centre got carded for a deliberate knock-on against Ireland All we can deduce from the reaction on social media is that there will always be a clear divide between those who think it is a yellow and those who thought it was a penalty at most. That’s sport! Has to be yellow. #IREvSCO— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) December 5, 2020 What did you think of the incident? Did you think the Scotland and Saracens centre deserved to spend ten minutes in the sin-bin?It is also worth noting that this was Taylor’s first ever yellow card at Test level.last_img read more

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Home P+E+3 / Filippo Caprioglio – Caprioglio Architects

first_imgManufacturers: Ideal Work, Oikos, Sundar, Terreal Italia SanMarcoDesign Team:Costantino PaparellaEngineering:Edi MorandinLandscape:Pamela NicheleConsultants:P.I. Roberto Marcon, Fabio MottesGeneral Contactor:Z Costruzioni di Manuel ZanonCity:CittadellaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paolo MonelloRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The aim of the project is the creation of a new artifact intended to set a dialogue with the surrounding context, specifically with what the medoval walls of Cittadella represent both in terms of material and function, in particular that of the “protection” of its interior. This desire combined with the program established with the client led to the creation of a building characterized by two important walls covered with exposed brick to define the elements making up the conformation of the building. The choice of using brick as the main material is also underlined by the use of the same also inside the house as a distinctive element for both levels of the house along which the paths develop. Furthermore, the score of the opening is deliberately in assonance with the elements that characterize the surrounding walls of the historic city.Save this picture!© Paolo MonelloThe two partitions define the north and east elevations, completely differentiating the perception of the two sides of the house to the south and west which open onto the property garden and guarantee a view of the walls and part of the Bassano Gate. Additional elements that characterize the project idea are the two bio-walls of the south and west ends and the green roof of the flat porch.Save this picture!© Paolo MonelloThe building on the ground floor is functionally conceived with a main entrance to the west from which one can access either the study, placed in continuity, or move freely in the spaces conceived as continuous but flexibly divisible according to uses and needs.Save this picture!© Paolo MonelloSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Paolo MonelloThe spatial configuration of the top finds its fulcrum in the large organized kitchen space with a central island and a large dining table; the wall with a double-sided fireplace separates the kitchen from the family room, from this space you can also access the bathroom on the ground floor; two sides of the kitchen are completely transparent, in perceptive continuity with the garden and one that opens directly onto the deep south porch that also brings shade to the study and the living / TV room. The kitchen is also equipped with a technical kitchen and a pantry behind it. The second entrance, to the east, opens onto a double height characterized by a bio wall, vertical, internal garden.Save this picture!© Paolo MonelloFrom the surrounding space you can see the open staircase, characterized by the different use of the material that leads to the first level or to the basement. The first level is characterized by a walkway, in steel and glass, which always guarantees a complete reading of the exposed masonry, which feeds the distribution routes to the north and east. The north side houses the three bedrooms, facing south towards the walls, of large size, and two bathrooms.Save this picture!© Paolo MonelloThe east side instead is characterized by the master suite enriched by the bathroom and the wardrobe room. The house will also be equipped with an underground basement, about two thirds of the grounds of the house above, for use as a garage, technical and service rooms / cellar accessible externally from a vehicle ramp or from inside through the staircase connecting the floors.Save this picture!© Paolo MonelloProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Birth of Design Movements: Where Are We Now?ArticlesGreen Affair Chiado Restaurant / Contacto AtlânticoSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953072/home-p-plus-e-plus-3-caprioglio-associati-architects Clipboard Photographs Houses Architects: Filippo Caprioglio – Caprioglio Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953072/home-p-plus-e-plus-3-caprioglio-associati-architects Clipboard Italy CopyHouses•Cittadella, Italy CopyAbout this officeFilippo Caprioglio – Caprioglio ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookCittadellaItalyPublished on December 13, 2020Cite: “Home P+E+3 / Filippo Caprioglio – Caprioglio Architects” 13 Dec 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img ArchDaily Year:  Home P+E+3 / Filippo Caprioglio – Caprioglio Architects Photographs:  Paolo Monello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Home P+E+3 / Filippo Caprioglio – Caprioglio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHome P+E+3 / Filippo Caprioglio – Caprioglio Architects 2020 Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Paolo Monello+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Sharelast_img read more

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UK’s fastest ever GoFundMe campaign raises £430k in nine days

first_img Tagged with: crowdfunding Individual giving UK’s fastest ever GoFundMe campaign raises £430k in nine days  453 total views,  1 views today Donate4Mike has become the largest GoFundMe campaign ever in the UK, raising £430,000 in nine days, from nearly 22,000 individual donors.Donate4Mike was created by Kate Brandon to raise funds to cover the associated costs of cancer treatment in the US for her husband. Mike Brandon is suffering from cancer for the second time, and has exhausted all of his treatment options in the UK. While a revolutionary treatment is available at the University of Pennsylvania in the US, the associated costs are £400,000.GoFundMe has made a donation of £10,000 to the campaign.Rob Solomon, CEO of GoFundMe, said:“Kate’s GoFundMe campaign for her husband Mike is an incredible example of the power of the GoFundMe giving community. We hope he can get the treatment he needs as soon as possible.”The biggest and fastest UK GoFundMe campaign prior to Donate4Mike was last year’s appeal to help Alan Barnes, which topped £300,000 in four days. The disabled Gateshead man was attacked outside his home in February last year, and felt too shocked to return. The appeal had aimed to raise £500 to help him find somewhere else to live, and received donations from as far afield as New Zealand. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 9 May 2016 | News  454 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

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24-hour Ramadan telethon raises £2.5million

first_img  202 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 24-hour Ramadan telethon raises £2.5million AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Ramadan telethon A 24-hour Ramadan charity appeal has raised £2.5million.Thousands of people from 11 countries including the UK, USA, Pakistan, France, Belgium and Germany tuned into Humanity First’s Global Telethon, which started on 26 May and asked people to call in or donate online. Fahim Anwer, Humanity First UK Chairman, said:“The response to the telethon was fantastic across the world. The viewers were able to see the amazing projects that we are undertaking across the world and able to select the project(s) they wanted to donate to.“For Muslims, serving mankind is an act of worship to our Creator. Contributors fully latched on to this spirit, which was most humbling to see. Humanity First would like to thank all who took part and made the Telethon a huge success.”  201 total views,  3 views today Melanie May | 31 May 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The appeal is associated with the Islamic month of Ramadan in which Muslims are encouraged to fast and to be charitable.Humanity First is a relief organisation with a UK headquarters and programmes running in the UK and around the world. Last year, dozens of volunteers from its disaster relief programme assisted in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire and the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The charity has hospitals and clinics in countries across the world, with its first one in Guatemala soon to open.last_img read more

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Georgia, #1 in maternal deaths, passes country’s most restrictive abortion law

first_imgThe Georgia legislature succeeded in passing the most restrictive law governing access to abortion in the country on March 29, defying the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Its sponsor, Republican Rep. Ed Setzler, claimed that a heartbeat could be detected at six weeks of pregnancy and therefore the state of Georgia was obligated to protect its human life. The law, coined the “heartbeat bill,” criminalizes abortions after six weeks, before in fact most people are even aware they are pregnant. The current legal timeframe for an elective abortion in the state is 20 weeks. Supreme Court decisions have followed the standard of the viability of a fetus outside the womb as the establishment of human life.Setzler’s bill goes much further by allowing a fetus to be declared a legal “dependent” on state tax returns and to be counted in the state’s population census. This establishment of an embryo as a person entitled to all constitutional rights has long been an aim of the anti-abortion movement.Despite all medical science presented by OB-GYN doctors denouncing the notion that a six-week-old fetus, the size of a fingernail, had a functioning heart that was beating, the Republican, male-dominated Georgia General Assembly determined that the government, not pregnant people in consultation with their families or doctors, would decide their reproductive lives.The law does provide exemptions if a pregnant person’s life is in danger, if the fetus is determined to be nonviable and in cases of rape or incest, but only if a police report is filed.Hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds, medical doctors, scientists and business leaders filled the legislative halls and meeting rooms for weeks in an attempt to stop this piece of misogynist interference from passing both chambers of the Assembly. Dozens of women donned the red cloaks and dresses and the white headpieces worn by the handmaids in the novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is set in a future authoritarian U.S. society where women’s only role is to produce children. They lined the entrance to the building and the hallways for weeks, an ever-present reminder of the fundamental religious and backward social politics of the legislation.Women legislators stood and turned their backs when Setzler first introduced the bill in the House. They earned the wrath of the Republican Speaker of the House, who decried their “disrespectful” actions and promised “disciplinary” action. Advocates for reproductive rights proposed that these elected officials turn their attention to Georgia’s woeful position as the leading U.S. state in maternal deaths, with Black women three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. More than half of Georgia’s counties do not even have an OB-GYN practicing medicine there, and 64 counties do not have a pediatrician. Plus, rural hospitals are closing at an alarming rate because many of their patients lack insurance of any kind. It’s predicted that there will be an even greater rise in pregnant people’s deaths if a legal, safe abortion cannot be performed by a doctor. The use of “home” remedies and unlicensed back-alley abortionists, prevalent prior to Roe v. Wade, will once again flourish to meet the needs of poor and working women especially.On March 29, the final passage was barely secured in the House of Representatives. With 91 yes votes needed, the final count was 92 to 78. Gov. Brian Kemp is guaranteed to sign the bill into law soon, as he had vowed to enact the “most restrictive anti-abortion law” in the country while running for office.The law will not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2020, and the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have both announced that they will file suit to prevent it. Federal courts have overturned similar “heartbeat” laws in Kentucky, Mississippi and, just this past week, North Carolina.Generations of women have struggled for the right to control their own bodies, to be able to decide if and when they will choose to have children and with whom or on their own. This fight in Georgia and the nation will not be over until this right is secured for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Skiff: Oct. 10, 2019

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] + posts The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Welcome TCU Class of 2025center_img Twitter The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 The Skiff Facebook Facebook Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: October 10, 2019Next articleAmpersand to open new location by campus The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 118, Issue 6: Fort Worth PD cracks down on house parties Also: Moehrig is a top Big 12 safety, Alcohol violations, retiring GOP Rep last_img read more

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Authorities urged to do everything possible to find missing newspaper editor

first_img RSF_en News September 7, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts August 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to do everything possible to find missing newspaper editor Reporters Without Borders calls for a thorough and transparent investigation into the disappearance of Vasyl Klymentyev, the editor of a regional investigative weekly based in the northeastern city of Kharkiv. Klymentyev was last seen on the morning of 11 August getting into an unknown person’s metallic-grey car outside his home.His mobile phone was found a few days later in a boat adrift on Pechenizke reservoir, near Kharkiv. Police used dogs to search the area without success.Klymentyev’s newspaper, Novyy Styl, specialises in covering corruption, local government irregularities and social injustice, and his colleagues think his disappearance is linked to his work. Deputy editor Petro Matviyenko said: “Vasyl often wrote about corrupt officials and that was probably the reason for his disappearance.”A few days before his disappearance, Klymentyev had been preparing a report about a 30-hectare stretch of land outside Martove, a village not far from Kharkiv, where – according to local residents – trees were being felled by regional director of taxes Stanislav Denysyuk.The investigation has been marked by several strange developments. Klymentyev’s son Oleg said he allowed the police into his father’s house to look around but they apparently found nothing of any significance. The next day, he said, Dzerzhynskiy district police arrived at his father’s home, forced the front door and, without showing a warrant, took away items without completing an inventory. As the case had not yet been defined as criminal, the police had no right to conduct a search.Another surprising development was the decision by the judicial authorities on 14 August to categorise the case as a possible “premeditated murder” under article 115 of the criminal code although the family had just reported the case as a “disappearance.”Reporters Without Borders hopes that the authorities will give the case all the attention it deserves and that Klymentyev will soon be found alive.Reporters Without Borders visited Ukraine last month in order to meet with journalists, media representatives, parliamentarians and government officials and to evaluate the press freedom situation, which has deteriorated markedly in recent months. At a news conference at the end of the visit, Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to “defend press freedom with more energy.”center_img UkraineEurope – Central Asia Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ukraine News March 26, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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