DMGT set for higher profit

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True performance: It’s time for theoretical GGR

first_img True performance: It’s time for theoretical GGR Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 28th June 2018 | By Stephen Carter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lightning Box’s Peter Causley believes operators need to stop fudging the numbers and reassess how they rank slots on their sites The design algorithms used by suppliers in the production of their games have one fundamental aim: to achieve better performance. Casinos’ general thinking is to judge performance ON turnover rankings. In the past, this ethos had been a good indicator to a particular game’s popularity when most had the same return to player (RTP) percentage.Nowadays, though, this way of thinking has begun to lose its effectiveness and a different thought process is needed.A vast number of suppliers are now only producing games with high RTP rates, in a bid to ‘cheat’ the casinos’ ranking algorithms and get placed much higher up the page than their real performance warrants.Cheat is a strong word, I appreciate, and some of my fellow providers may not thank me for using it, but they are the facts as I see it.As an example, a 97.5% RTP game (2.5% casino hold), must generate twice the turnover of a 95% RTP game (5% casino hold), just to pull level with the same performance in gross gaming revenue (GGR).Obviously, ranking this 97.5% game higher than the 95% game would be false, unless it was doing more than twice the turnover. Surprisingly, though, this behaviour is now commonplace.Casinos should obviously offer a range of games and RTPs because that’s what the players want. But they should rank these games correctly. By correctly, I mean where the players spend their money represents the true popularity of a game.If they turn over $100 on a 95% game, then that player has spent/lost $5; if they turnover $100 on a 97.5% game, they have only spent $2.50.This exploited chink in the casinos’ performance-ranking algorithms has led to a build-up of underperforming products, which are propped up by higher RTPs, being placed more prominently than they deserve. This is purely because casinos are still judging the products solely on turnover. Operators are constantly under pressure from regulatory and taxation burdens. But what would help combat these twin evils, in my humble view, would be a collective focus on the quality of the product, rather than letting turnover dominate the operators’ performance ranking, and hence indirectly the game suppliers’ developmental process.In the past, when most games enjoyed the same or very similar RTP percentage, turnover was always the best indicator of performance. Month-on-month it smoothed out the highs and lows in GGR. But now with this preponderance of high RTP games in the market, true performance is best gauged via theoretical GGR, or theoretical win as it is termed in the US. This is still a factor of turnover, but it also takes the theoretical percentage hold into account, to balance out and account for the high and low RTP games.To put it into a simple mathematical formula, if you’re still awake at the back, I’m saying theoretical GGR irons out the big wins and losses, while accounting for different RTPs, and is the best way to judge true performance: Theoretical GGR = Turnover x (100% – RTP%)From the conversations I’ve had with some of the leading European operators, I’m not convinced that this is high up on their radar. For some, I suspect it is completely new.Now, it isn’t for me to tell them how to run their businesses. But if it was me I’d want to make the most of the products I was selling, and to understand the best way of calculating their profitability.For the avoidance of doubt, I’m not suggesting they only take 95% games. What I am saying is that if they are taking games across a range of RTPs, then they should strive to have the best practices in place to measure the performance of them all. Having been a part of the industry for a while now, I also believe that suppliers should focus on GGR generation when designing their games.Generating turnover is rarely a bad thing, but the industry must act to avoid an unwitting decline in profit made on that turnover. Such an approach will be better for the industry’s longevity and that is something that must be at the forefront of all our minds.If operators want to address this growing concern and minimise a self-imposed pseudo-tax, then I strongly suggest they consider updating their ranking algorithms to replace turnover with the more appropriate theoretical GGR.Only then will they be projecting the true performance, and understanding the real popularity, of the games on their sites. Peter Causley is managing director of multi-channel slots designers Lightning Box Games, which he co-founded with David Little in 2004. The studio provides gaming content for land-based, online and social operators. Prior to Lightning Box, he spent a decade at Aristocrat where, as Jackpot products marketing manager, he helped design a host of iconic games.center_img Casino & games Lightning Box’s Peter Causley believes operators need to stop fudging the numbers and reassess how they rank slots on their sites Topics: Casino & games Strategy Slots Email Addresslast_img read more

Church of England bishops to remain in reformed House of…

first_img 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments (2) Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Faith & Politics An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET November 1, 2017 at 4:50 pm I think it’s great that women bishops will, for a time at least, take precedence over male colleagues in filling vacancies in the reformed House of Lords. May the women–and all the bishops–take inspiration from the great detective writer P.D. James, of whom it was said, she rarely appeared in the House of Lords after becoming a member, but when she did everyone sat up and listened, because they knew she would have something important to say. Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] The 26 Church of England bishops with places in the upper house of the United Kingdom’s Parliament will retain their places under new plans to reform the House of Lords. Bishops have been part of England’s governance since absolute rule by monarchs in the days long before the emergence of democracy in the country. Today the House of Lords includes the archbishops of Canterbury and York, the bishops of London, Durham and Winchester, and 21 other diocesan bishops by seniority of service. For a short transitional period, women in the episcopate take precedence over male colleagues in filling vacancies in the 21 other bishops.Read the entire article here. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Church of England bishops to remain in reformed House of Lords Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Nov 1, 2017 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Anthony Price says: Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA November 2, 2017 at 8:40 pm I think it is ridiculous that any religious leaders are granted automatic, unelected seats in the House of Lords (not to mention that they have always been Anglican bishops and not representatives of other denominations). Does Italy automatically award voting seats to Roman Catholic hierarchy in their parliament? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, but would hope they have by now discarded the old bonds of church and state, which the UK has yet to undertake. If this is a “reformed” House of Lords, then Brexit is probably a blessing in disguise for continental governance, lest they get inspired to revert to the middle ages as well. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

Tom Varndell tip tackle on Horacio Agulla

first_imgTuesday Jan 8, 2013 Tom Varndell tip tackle on Horacio Agulla This is the tackle that many are saying was very similar to what Toby Flood has been cited for, as shown in the previous post. In this instance Tom Varndell was yellow carded, while Flood was cited and will more than likely be suspended. As you can see by Varndell’s reaction, the decision by the officials came as a bit of a surprise.Later in the game referee Andrew Small sent Bath’s Dom Day to the sin-bin for a tackling a player in the air, a call that some felt had a lot to do with the earlier decision.The tip-tackle law is fast becoming a massive irritation for players and fans alike, but it’s not necessarily the referees that are at fault. The laws need looking at, as time and time again we see players harshly sent from the field in a sport that is revered for it’s physicality.The counter argument would be that while many tackles these days are being unfairly penalised, the aim is to minimise the chances of one occuring that could ultimately be life changing.All fans want though is consistency, something that for whatever reason isn’t happening.Opinions on this topic will always vary. Feel free to share yours below. Photo credit: © 2013 Patrick Khachfe/Onside ImagesDoes an upcoming Rugby match take your fancy and you would like to place a bet on the game? Head to coral betting to check out their fantastic odds today!ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Biting Zebre hooker cited after receiving straight red card

first_imgTuesday Oct 25, 2016 Biting Zebre hooker cited after receiving straight red card Zebre hooker Oliviero Fabiani has been cited following the straight red card he receiving for BITING Connacht lock Quinn Roux during their European Champions Cup match this past weekend. He will appear before an independent disciplinary hearing in London. It was ultimately a one-sided contest that got even easier for Connacht after this awful incident in the first half, when hooker Fabiani and second rower Roux got in a tangled mess on the floor.For some reason Fabiani sunk his teeth into the arm of South African Roux, causing a very clear bitemark that referee Mathieu Raynal referenced a few minutes later.Roux showed it to him as a scuffle broke out, and while the TMO wasn’t able to find a conclusive angle at the time, Raynal had enough evidence to brandish the red card, admonishing Fabiani in the process.“We don’t want to have that on the rugby pitch. You’re biting the player clearly on the arm, so it will be a red card,” the French referee calmly explained.The hooker will no doubt be banned for a very long time, as regardless of provocation, Raynal’s words must be echoed as we simply cannot have that happen on a rugby pitch.There was allegedly a punch from Roux, either before or after the bite, but that was overlooked as footage wasn’t conclusive and the officials naturally felt the bite was far more serious.Connacht went on to win the match 52-7.ALSO CITED: Munster’s Keith Earls will face a disciplinary hearing after his dangerous tackle against Glasgow Warriors, as will Brive lock Johan Snyman, after he committed a dangerous tackle against Worcester.*updated: longer video of the incident below, with edits showing the biteADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Christmas comes early at Rainbow House thanks to American Express!

first_img Tagged with: christmas corporate England AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christmas comes early at Rainbow House thanks to American Express!Santa will be taking on a different persona this year when the Global Commercial Card division of American Express spreads a little bit of Christmas Cheer to sick children in London.As part of an internal employee initiative, they have chosen The Sick Children’s Trust to support and will be bringing a variety of gifts including toys, books, games and puzzles over to one of the charity’s London houses – Rainbow House. Advertisement Christmas comes early at Rainbow House thanks to American Express! 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Catherine Moore, Vice President Marketing & Strategy EMEA at American Express said: “With it being the season of goodwill, we wanted to do something worthwhile and support a charity this Christmas. After speaking to The Sick Children’s Trust and gaining a better understanding of what it does, we felt this was a valuable cause. Employees are donating gifts to Rainbow House, and we can’t wait to see the look on the children’s face when they see the presents.”Andy Pickering, Head of fundraising at The Sick Children’s Trust added: “We support families from across the UK so that they can be together when their child is sick; this becomes especially important at Christmas time when they are away from home and everything that is familiar to them. Being able to provide some festive cheer to families such as the Mansoors is very important and we are grateful to American Express for their generosity in helping us to make this happen.”EndsMaryam is staying at Rainbow House whilst her sister, Sadas, is being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She was a bone marrow donor for her sister and the family, from Nottingham, will be staying over Christmas.Notes to Editors:The Sick Children’s Trust runs seven ‘Homes from Home’ at major hospitals around the country where families can stay free of charge, for as long as they need whilst their child is undergoing treatment. There is a growing demand for our ‘Homes from Home’ as children must increasingly travel long distances to get the specialist treatment they need. In essence, The Sick Children’s Trust ensures that the very basic of all medicines has a chance to work; family love and support.To date we have helped more than 30,000 families. To run our ‘Homes from Home’ we rely entirely on voluntary donations; and need to raise nearly £1million this year to keep them open.For further information about The Sick Children’s Trust, please contact Sarah Wallace on 020 7791 2266 or email [email protected] Howard Lake | 15 December 2009 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Panther Party member finally freed

first_imgMarshall “Eddie” Conway, freed!Baltimore Black Panther Party member Marshall “Eddie” Conway has been freed after 43 years and 11 months of incarceration for a crime that he has always maintained he didn’t commit. Conway was convicted of the 1970 killing of Baltimore police officer Donald Sager. He was released this March 4 due to unconstitutional jury instructions by the judge who presided over his trial.During the 1970s, Conway and many other members of the Black Panther Party were targeted as part of the FBI’s nationwide Cointelpro operation, which sought to eliminate Black leadership in the U.S., no matter whether moderate or militant. Many leading Black Panther members in cities across the country were eliminated by outright murder or were framed up on charges of murder and sentenced to life in prison. This was done with complete collusion between the FBI and local police departments.As in many similar cases involving Black Panther Party members, prosecutors used what is commonly referred to as a “jailhouse snitch” to bolster their case against Conway. This jailhouse informant, Charles Reynolds, was brought to Baltimore from Detroit to testify, claiming Conway gave him details of the events. Conway was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, despite a lack of any physical evidence linking him to the murder.Two other Black Panther members were arrested near the crime scene. Jack Ivory Johnson and Jackie Powell both confessed to the killing. This, however, was not satisfactory because they were new to the party branch. Conway was targeted because he was part of the leadership of the Baltimore branch. Conway had suspicions that the branch had been infiltrated by undercover agents — a practice of the FBI. The FBI found out that he was arranging a meeting with the national party leadership to inform them of his suspicions. His many supporters believe this is why he was framed.In Baltimore, many support groups continued the struggle for Conway’s freedom, which included the efforts of various lawyers and the use of legal maneuvers. He finally got a break due to a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling in 2012 that verdicts before 1980 were invalid because of faulty jury instructions. Current Baltimore City State’s Attorney Greg Bernstein did not believe a new trial would end in a conviction after so many years and made a deal to release Conway on time served if he agreed to drop his court fight. At age 67, Conway was finally freed.This case mirrors well over 100 other cases of longtime incarcerated members of the Black Panther Party. It has only been the continued people’s struggle for justice that has finally freed some, while the struggle continues to honor the memory of those murdered by the FBI and local police, both covert and outright. It was the struggle that freed Conway, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt and members of the Angola 3, and that stopped the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal and gained his release from death row to the prison general population.The fight will continue until all heroes of the struggle for Black liberation are freed from the prisons of the capitalist state and the ultimate power is in the hands of the people. All power to the ­people! nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What Will New Plant-Based Food Facility Mean for Indiana Farmers? Time…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News What Will New Plant-Based Food Facility Mean for Indiana Farmers? Time Will… What Will New Plant-Based Food Facility Mean for Indiana Farmers? Time Will Tell By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 11, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE A $310 million investment will create North America’s largest plant-based food facility in Shelbyville. The planned facility is slated to become operational in late 2020 and could create more than 400 jobs. Greenleaf Foods, SPC, a subsidiary of Canada-based Maple Leaf Foods Inc., will construct and equip a 230,000-square-foot facility on 57 acres in Shelbyville. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler told Hoosier Ag Today that Greenleaf recently acquired the top two brands in the refrigerated alternative protein category. One is located in the Seattle, Washington area and one is in Massachusetts.“What’s really kind of interesting about this is that it’s plant-based proteins, but it is refrigerated types of foods. So, that that brings a little different dynamic. What they were really looking to do, because they’re on the east coast and west coast, was looking to be more centrally located and grow and expand. So, this facility will actually be, as you mentioned, the largest in North America and will actually produce foods for both of those other companies, or brands, that are under Greenleaf Foods.”Kettler says they don’t have a ton of details at this point about what impact this might have for Indiana farmers.“We do know there will be some soy-based, so they will need some soybeans. We know that there will be some wheat that will be needed. Then when we look at other proteins, again not a lot of detail, but we know that there are there might be things like peas, lentils, and some of those kinds of items. One of the things that I know they do use is quinoa, so we’ll have to figure things out and we are going to be involved in providing information of farmers and people that can supply those raw ingredients that go into this facility.”Fresh refrigerated products represent approximately 24 percent of the total market and delivered 40 percent sales growth in 2018. While burgers are fueling category growth, all refrigerated products are forecasted to deliver double-digit growth for the next 20 years. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleBurndown Options for a Wet SpringNext articleThe Indiana Ag Forecast for April 12, 2019 Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Well-known Malaysian cartoonist facing further interrogation

first_imgNews RSF_en Organisation MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression March 17, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Malaysia December 27, 2016 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Well-known Malaysian cartoonist facing further interrogation January 29, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again News to go further MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Receive email alerts News News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Malaysian authorities to drop all charges against Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, the cartoonist better known as Zunar, and to stop using the country’s Sedition Act to threaten and intimidate him and other journalists. Zunar has been arrested twice in recent weeks and faces further police interrogation on 30 December. His latest arrest was on 17 December, when police raided a fundraising event he had organized in Kuala Lumpur to compensate for the losses resulting from the seizure of 20 of his cartoons in November.The police seized more than 1,000 pounds in cash on 17 December. Zunar estimates his combined losses from the two seizures – the cash and the cartoons – at 20,000 dollars. He is well known for cartoons criticizing government corruption and abuse of authority.During the 17 December raid, the police also arrested two of Zunar’s assistants and two people who had come to give him support. Zunar said there were all taken to a police station where a formal investigation was opened for violating article 124 of the penal code (endangering parliamentary democracy).In an email sent to various organizations, Zunar said he was questioned for six hours and was then released on bail and told to report to the police again on 30 December for further questioning. According to Zunar, the police plan to ban all of his cartoon books.Zunar was previously arrested under the Sedition Act on 25 November in the northern city of George Town, where he was forced to cancel an exhibition of his cartoons at a literary festival and 20 cartoons were seized.“We call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all charges against this cartoonist and we urge the Malaysian authorities to stop using the Sedition Act to intimidate and threaten journalists,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. Zunar has been jailed twice under the Sedition Act, in September 2010 and February 2015, and was charged with another nine violations of the Sedition Act in April 2015 in connection with nine tweets critical of the government. According to his lawyer, he is facing up to 43 years in prison. Because of his cartoons, he has also been banned from leaving Malaysia since October.Malaysia is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. February 22, 2021 Find out more New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truthlast_img read more

Contract-style killing of newspaper columnist in Aragua state

first_img RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more August 25, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News Local newspaper columnist and politician Wilfred Ojeda Peralta was found murdered in La Victoria, in the northern state of Aragua, on 17 May after disappearing the day before. Local press reports quoted relatives as saying they were not aware of his having any enemies. Reporters Without Borders calls on the police to quickly establish who killed him and why.So far there are no clues as to the motive but the method suggests that it was a contract killing carried out at the behest of organized crime. His body was found with a hood over the head and with the hands and feet tied. He had been killed by single shot to the head. Traces of blood were found in his abandoned pick-up.Aged 56, married and the father of two children, Ojeda had written a column called “Critical Dimension” every Monday for the past 22 years for the regional daily El Clarín. He was also a member of the opposition Democratic Action party who had been a representative in the Aragua state legislature and had held various municipal and regional posts.“Our thoughts are with Ojeda’s family and colleagues,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While it is too early for any theories about the motive, we note that organized crime is a major menace in the region and was behind the last murder of a journalist in Venezuela, that of Orel Sambrano in January 2009.”Reporters Without Borders hopes the Ojeda murder investigation will be as successful as the Sambrano one, which led to the arrest of the presumed killers, Víctor Reales and Álvaro Ospino, in Colombia on 15 May. Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Venezuela VenezuelaAmericas Newscenter_img Organisation News May 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Contract-style killing of newspaper columnist in Aragua state VenezuelaAmericas Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News to go further June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more