Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 7, 2018 Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines News “The current government keeps on pointing to this task force, created in October 2016, as evidence of its desire to protect journalists but this is the sixth journalist to be murdered since Rodrigo Duterte became president. The authorities must take more concrete measures to guarantee journalists’ safety.” PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence RSF_en News Help by sharing this information June 1, 2021 Find out more Radio journalist Edmund Sestoso was fatally shot in a similar fashion by a motorcycle gunman just over a month ago in the central province of Negros Oriental. News May 3, 2021 Find out more News Regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, the Philippines fell six places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 133rd out of 180 countries. The publisher of Trends and Times, a local community newspaper, Dennis Denora was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car shortly after midday when he was shot twice in the head at close range by two individuals on motorcycle who then sped away. “Dennis Denora’s murder is extremely disturbing and we call on both the Davao del Norte authorities and the presidential task force on media security to conduct a thorough investigation,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia Pacific desk. Receive email alerts The Panabo City police have not yet been able to establish the motive but the modus operandi and the profile of the victim – described by colleagues at the Davao del Norte Press & Radio-TV Club as a “well-known columnist” and “fearless” newspaper and radio commentator – suggests that he was targeted because of his work. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Panabo City police at the scene of the murder of Dennis Denora (left). The increasingly frequent murders of journalists are a source of public dismay in the Philippines (photos: Octavio Valle / Facebook – Jay Directo / AFP). to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Follow the news on Philippines Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine authorities to do everything possible to find those responsible for the murder of Dennis Denora, a journalist who was shot dead today in Panabo City, in the southern province of Davao del Norte. Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lean into the new branch experience

first_imgAs consumers migrate to digital platforms to process their basic transactions, the purpose of the branch is fundamentally shifting towards supporting deeper conversations and relationships with members. As a result, consumer expectations are diverging from the experiences provided by many branches. This creates friction, both for consumers and staff members. And, as the country settles into the COVID-19 pandemic, these shifts are only accelerating.Consider the Apple Store experience. Customers visit traditional stores to buy products, and sometimes to check them out before purchasing. But online retail has taken away most of the value of this experience, as customers are able to shop from the comfort of their own homes while having reviews and information about the products they are considering at their fingertips. There are staff at traditional stores, but they tend not to be experts with products and customers visiting the store in hopes of learning more about the products are not likely to have a great experience.Apple recognized that there was a valuable part of the shopping experience that wasn’t supported by retail stores, and they responded to this shift by radically reimagining the retail experience. They eliminated products from shelves and instead built stores around conversations and experiences. Customers who could easily shop online instead come to an Apple store to speak with expert staff and get hands-on experience, developing a deeper relationship with the brand and the products.The basic transactions that your members come into the branch for are like the products on the store shelves. They are going digital rapidly, though you still need some support for them just like Apple stores still have small retail areas with accessories and phone cases. But the real value that you bring to your customers, what really differentiates your financial institution, is how the experts in your branches are able to answer questions and support more complex products such as mortgages and small business loans with as little friction as possible.Achieving this level of service means redesigning the branch around conversations and building relationships. And in the branches that still need to support a high volume of transactions, this means building flexibility into the branch environment to allow staff to adapt to shifting trends. Digital banking is making in-person transactions obsolete, but rather than spelling the death of the branch it’s creating a powerful opportunity for credit unions to build stronger relationships with their members.To learn more about how the branch experience is shifting, as well as dive into four other major trends in retail banking in the COVID-19 era and beyond, download our 2020 Branch Ideabook today! 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: Detailslast_img read more

Ex NRL star Dave Shillington lists Queenslander home in Grange

first_imgFormer NRL player Dave Shillington is selling his home in Grange.FOOTY fans have a chance to score the Brisbane house belonging to ex rugby league star Dave Shillington.The former Gold Coast Titans forward, who hung up his boots in 2016, is selling his three-bedroom property at 31 Myrtle St, Grange, Dave Shillington is selling this house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange.Set on a level, 810 sqm block on two lots, the Queenslander home has traditional features such as polished timber floors, VJ walls and high ceilings, but has been given a modern update.The family room on the lower level could be used for a home business. The pool at the house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange.There’s also potential to add further value in the future by renovating the lower level to create more bedrooms and bathrooms. Even with the inground pool, there’s plenty of room to kick a footy around in the backyard. The back deck on the house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange, which is for sale (minus the dog).Built in 1929, 31 Myrtle Street holds significant history within the area as the original dairy house.Records show Shillington paid $680,000 for it in 2012.Shillington played 215 NRL games, 14 Tests for Australia, four for the Prime Minister’s XIII, eight for Queensland and two NRL All Stars.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago The kitchen in the house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange, which is for sale.During his 12 year career, he played for the Sydney Roosters, Canberra Raiders and Gold Coast Titans.These days, the 36-year-old is an NRL State of Mind project officer and involved with Playbook Coach. There is plenty of room to kick a footy around in the backyard.The property is being marketed by Alistair Macmillan and Sam Hagen of Ray White Wilston and is scheduled for auction at 6pm on March 12.last_img read more

BetConstruct secures Malta MGA class I accreditation

first_imgShare Karine Kocharyan – BetConstructUpdating the market, industry technology and software provider BetConstruct has confirmed that its services and operations have been granted two ‘Class I licences’ by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).The approved MGA C1 licences will allow BetConstruct, to expand its casino and games services and technology provisions for licensed Maltese operators, servicing European-wide igaming markets.Further to its update, BetConstruct reveals that legacy partner VBET will become its first client to operate under a Malta C1 licence.Karine Kocharyan, BetConstruct Head of Licensing and Certification, commented on the update:“Class I Remote Gaming licences granted by the Malta Gaming Authority to BetConstruct is yet another step forward for our company in securing a full package of gaming products offered in the regulated European market. Coupled with our current MGA licences for Sports Betting and Controlled Skill Games, the newly obtained Casino licences are opening up added alternatives for our customers, who enjoy using our gaming products.To date, BetConstruct has operated under the provisions of a Malta MGA class 4 license, allowing the technology group to provide remote gaming services for licensed operators.“Additionally, it is an excellent opportunity for our partners to use our fully- fledged white label offerings through one skin, keeping in mind that Class III licence for Poker is also coming soon.” Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Hope Shores Alliance show appreciation for local heroes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHope Shores Alliance helps victims of stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault. The agency says they wouldn’t be able to provide complete service without help from their local allies.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious WinterView embraces the different interpretations of the seasonNext Recall on Romaine Lettuce Liftedlast_img