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An evolving debate around data

first_img US debates over the use of data and mandated integrity fees are threatening to destabilise the landscape over in Europe, writes Scott Longley Sports betting An evolving debate around data AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe US Email Address Topics: Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling US debates over the use of data and mandated integrity fees are threatening to destabilise the landscape over in Europe, where official data is not the only game in town, writes Scott LongleyAn interesting side plot to the debate taking place in the US over the use of sports data and demands from the sports rights-holders for mandated integrity fees is the way the arguments are now also being played out in Europe.The backdrops to the arguments on both sides of the Atlantic are of course very different, with the position of the rights-holders in Europe and the US far from analogous.In Europe, the existence of the EU database right means the sports-betting industry has been able to source its data from a relatively open and competitive supply market.Such is the situation as it currently stands. Yet as comments made at a gaming conference hosted by the law form CMS in London in January made plain, the situation is not wholly stable.Speaking on a panel, Adrian Ford, the general manager at Football DataCo, pointed out that if a sport wants to “recognise the betting industry,” there is “no reason why it shouldn’t get some sort of commercial return for it.“The logic is that it’s their game; sport is commercially about rights and I don’t think this is any different. Equally, I know this has been played out in the States, but there is an integrity risk and therefore reputationally, if there is an issue with betting on your sport, you are going to cop it.“So, for lots of reasons, sports shouldn’t shy away from saying it’s not unreasonable to have a relationship with betting and that should have some commercial aspect to it.”How much is too much? Except, of course, as the bookmakers would argue, any deals on data should be seen in the broader context of all the commercial relationships that exist between sport and betting, including advertising, shirt sponsorships and betting partnerships.It all adds up to a substantial transfer of money. At the CMS conference, Michael Short, legal counsel for sports management giant IMG, said that sports should “share in the commercial upside from betting.”However, if this means (as is rumoured) being asked to pay £1m for the data rights to PGA golf, as is currently being hawked around by IMG, then neither party should be too surprised if the response, as one source suggested, might be a blunt “bugger off.”As many have pointed out previously, there is a value to the sports data that is the lifeblood of the bookmakers. But perceptions of what that value is differ, by sport as much as anything but also according to ease of access.For instance, the PGA likely feels it can ask for a big number from operators as the official data for shot-by-shot, hole-by-hole in-play golf betting can only come from the official trackers on course.Yet, the question of how many operators will feel the need for a truly in-play golf product is as yet unanswered, and if the response recorded earlier to the rumoured data fee is prevalent among many bookmakers then that will likely remain the case.Back with the current roster of known in-play winners, the arguments are perhaps more nuanced.Establishing value With regard to most coverage of football and tennis, the official data source is not the only game in town. As has been said many times by established providers such as Sportradar, when there is an economic case for investing in official data, as with their recently completed deal with the MLB for instance, then the rights-holders will likely find a willing audience for discussions around a fee for access to their content, provided that its value can somehow be protected.Likewise, if the official data is wrapped up in a deal for AV rights, then there will definitely be buyers – even if the actual value of the data is often obscured within the value of the streaming rights.But beyond that, the proliferation of data supply providers and the ease with which relatively basic technology can be wielded in order to legitimately obtain and transmit data from source to bookmaker means that attempting to confine operators to official sources is destined to fail.A likelier long-term route to establishing the value of data comes from data complexity. The more widespread adoption of the statistical side of sports in Europe and the likely evolution of BetBuilder-type products points to the greater use of data by the consumer.Newer products from the suppliers such as Opta’s new Fast Player feed and Sportradar’s Match Tracker offering are designed to offer the end consumer greater insight into the game from the data available.If these match up with developments in the product, such as BetBuilder, then the centrality of the data is enhanced. This has implications for rights-holders, suppliers and operators alike and suggests that negotiating the value within this chain will continue to be a complex process.For more on the data supply market, see the Game State 2019 report written by Scott Longley and Mark Israney and Marc Thomas from Propus Partners and published by iGaming Business as a standalone reportScott Longley has been a journalist since the early noughties covering personal finance, sport and gambling. He has worked for a number of publications including Investment Week, Bloomberg Money, Football First, eGaming Review and Gambling Compliance 4th March 2019 | By Stephen Carter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Apopka Historical Society hosts “Wings & Wine”

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment!  The Apopka Historical Society is hosting a TEDx (Talks) style evening program by The Avian Reconditioning Center for Birds of Prey. Learn about raptors. Experience their bird ambassadors. Talk with fellow Apopkans. Listen for the update on the recently released swallowed-tail kite, named “Apopka”. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and light hors d’oeurves. “The Apopka Historical Society looks to bring fresh, new and vibrant programs to its members,” said a spokesperson for the museum. “As well, we realize the greater community interest to support our local Apopka organizations and businesses. The Wings & Wine program is the first outcome of this vision to reach out to local partners and welcome the community into the museum at a time that fits their oftentimes busy schedules. Our museum has many Apopka stories to share and wish for everyone to come visit us.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Historical SocietyHistory of the ApopkansHutchinson Farm WineryThe Avain Bird Reconditioning Center Previous articleUS Journalist killed in South Sudan Civil WarNext articleA Healthy Breakfast Equals a Healthier You! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  A raffle will be held for a bottle of “Blue Darter” wine and etched glass from Apopka’s Hutchinson Farm Winery. You must be present to win.Admission is free for museum members, and $5.00 for non-members.The Museum of the Apopkans includes exhibits about the history of Apopka and Northwest Orange County. The museum is operated by the Apopka Historical Society, which was formed in 1968 by Edward A. Miner, who displayed his exhibit of early Apopka artifacts at the Folk Festival that same year. Miner was soon joined by the Central Florida Anthropological Society and several artists: Bertha Wolz, Betty Jamison, Vickie Doggett, and David Findley. The society was incorporated in 1971 with Elizabeth Grossenbacher as president, Mildred S. Whiteside was vice president, Reba R. Evans as secretary, and Miner as curator. The first Board of Directors included John H. Land, Elin Larson, and Mary Lee Welch.The Avian Reconditioning Center is a bird of prey rehabilitation and education facility located in Apopka. ARC was started in 2001, and opened to the public in 2004.It is dedicated to raptor rehabilitation, education and research, thereby increasing public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of Florida’s magnificent raptors and the natural habitats in which they live.ARC is open to the public on Saturdays (Closed in August). In September, they invite you to stop by for a personal encounter with our resident eagles, hawks, falcons, kites and owls.Their mission is dedicated to raptor rehabilitation, education, research, and falconry thereby increasing public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of Florida’s magnificent raptors and the natural habitats in which they live.For more details, call 407/703-1707.  The event is scheduled for Thursday at 7 PM at the Apopka Historical Society and Museum at 122 East Fifth Street in Apopka,center_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here  Imagine a night out that involves wine, raptors, and history. Sound like a scene out of Game of Thrones? Well, you can experience it right here in Apoopka later this week. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Highlights reel shows what an exciting addition Leicester Tigers’ new playmaker will be

first_imgMonday Sep 21, 2020 Highlights reel shows what an exciting addition Leicester Tigers’ new playmaker will be Leicester Tigers have today announced the signing of exciting playmaker Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, who joins the Tigers ahead of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season from Super Rugby side the Jaguares.ADVERTISEMENTBonilla has made four international appearances for Los Pumas since his debut in 2018 and has previously represented Argentina at Under-20 level.The 31-year-old made more than 130 appearances for Argentinian club Hindu before joining the Jaguares in 2017, ahead of their second Super Rugby season, and played a starring role in the run to the 2019 Super Rugby Final alongside future Tigers team-mates Tomas Lavanini and Matias Moroni.An exciting, athletic fly-half, with a successful goal kicking record, Bonilla will add “valuable depth” to the Leicester squad according to Tigers Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy.“Joaquín is a very exciting addition for us and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Leicester ahead of next season’s campaign,” said Murphy.ADVERTISEMENT“He will add valuable depth to our squad and alongside George [Ford], Zack [Henry] and Johnny McPhillips, provide plenty of healthy competition in a key position, which is a positive thing for us as we continue on this journey.”Murphy is also looking forward to the boost and contribution he will bring off the pitch.“In our conversations with Joaquín, what has stood out is his positive character and energetic personality. We have been very open about wanting good people as much as good players, who are willing to work hard and live up to the standards we have set, and Joaquín is very excited to be a part of what we are building in Leicester.”Bonilla joins fellow Argentina international Matías Moroni and South African back-rower Jasper Wiese as additions to the Leicester Tigers squad ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… 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 ReportsGranny 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

Plinth House / LAND Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyText description provided by the architects. The commission was a house for a surfer and hisfamily that would rescue typical elements of the architecture of the area in acontemporary way, and to create spaces protected from the cold southern wind (aconstant in the area) and management of the afternoon sunlight, withoutimpairing the view to Punta de Lobos (surf point) in this same direction. 2008 Year:  Chile Plinth House / LAND Arquitectos Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneWith the intention of generatingcontinuity with the base, and of working the fifth facade, the roof was alsoclad in flagstone. Plinth House / LAND ArquitectosSave this projectSavePlinth House / LAND ArquitectosSave this picture!© Sergio PirroneHouses•Pichilemu, Chile With a prevailing view towardsPunta de Lobos, the volume is placed so that the greatest number of rooms lookto the sea, but with a break in order to protect the northwest facade from thesouthern wind without losing the view. The layout of the house is basically:hermetic bedroom area towards the south, as this is the area of the volume thatblocks the wind to the north area of the house, where there is a large livingroom, dining room and kitchen, open to an intermediate space where the barbecuearea and terraces are fully protected from the wind and get northern sunlight. “COPY” + 20 Share Year:  Architects: LAND Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2008 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneSouthern wind and sunlight. Save this picture!PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessAre Renderings Bad for Architecture?ArticlesTurkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of SpaceArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThrough an overhang along thelength of the volume, the interior is protected from excess sunlight and alsothese spaces, built mostly out of wood from the area, generate intermediatespaces protected from the southern wind. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneAt the Plinth House, this element builds aplatform, which forms an outer space for the house with terraces protected fromthe southern wind, and controlled green areas, limiting the irrigation area dueto water scarcity in the area. The base and walls of the house ventilate,reducing indoor humidity and heat transfer of the house. The flagstone wasobtained from a quarry enabled on the same site. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemPlinth We reinterpreted the “plinth” element, a local flagstone base on which most of the buildings in the historic center of Pichilemu were built (1885). Houses CopyAbout this officeLAND ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPichilemuChilePublished on June 05, 2013Cite: “Plinth House / LAND Arquitectos” [Casa Zócalo / LAND Arquitectos] 05 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

Herold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlane

first_imgArchDaily Structure: Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJakob + Macfarlane ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingRefurbishmentParisFrancePublished on May 08, 2014Cite: “Herold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlane” 08 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Batiserf ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Area:  6600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 Save this picture!© Nicolas Borel+ 15 Share Year:  Social Housingcenter_img Cap Paysages Photographs CopySocial Housing, Refurbishment•Paris, France Landscape: Projects Herold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlane Photographs:  Nicolás Borel Economic:Michel ForgueFluids:ChouletAcoustic:Jean-Paul LamoureuxCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Floor PlanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®Text description provided by the architects. In the context of the reconversion of the ancient site of the hospital Hérold, conceived by Philippe Madec in Paris 19th arrondissement, Jakob + MacFarlane establish/design three mineral forms standing free on a kind of slope triangular island planted with some trees. These three forms, grow like roots on portions of the territory that have been freed by the constraints of the site : protected trees, the ancient existing wall of the beltway, the size and prospect, the not buildable surfaces or the difference in height. Their shapes are at the same time the result of these constraints and a matrix structure generated by an irregular grid on the floor.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelThe organization of the vertical orthogonal plans is the result of this grid and of the limitation of the territory; it forms the carrying structure of the buildings. The structure develops at the same time a thick base and horizontal plans that are formed by irregular segments on a regular frame that result in the levels of the floors.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelThree blocks up to 5 and 6 floors high result out of this rough skeleton in concrete, in opposition to a dense environment made of HBM. From an urban point of view, these autonomous rocks favor the porosities towards the heart of the isle and recreate a discontinuity against the wall of the HBM.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe silhouette and façade of the buildings are delimited by faceted outlines. Starting from the 4th floor the profiles get thicker and thinner. The outside walls develop similar too long segments dissociated from the floor by a hollow joint. The best oriented façades are set up by multiple bays off all heights.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelThe apartments are protected from the urban space of the Boulevard Serurier by different vertical filters: the outer wall, the trees, the railing that is slightly set back from the edge of the balcony, the etfe curtain that creates a winter garden between the deep balcony, treated as a gangway and the façade.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelThere are a number of contractions that result into a terrace on the last floor. Combined with aluminium carpentry interrupted by thermic bridges and an exterior isolation, those contractions make it possible to improve the thermic performances of the envelope, also by the intrinsic organization of the utilities. It is the same for the roofs made of solar panels and planted with sedum. The passive role of the etfe, used as a curtain on a fixed rail, protects the balconies from the wind.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelThe outside spaces become at the same time a sort of micro ecosystems and technical support in order to recuperate the rain water. The edges of the balconies are made of porous volcanic stone and musk, a watering system is also integrated. The garden, situated on the ground-floor and creating a huge green platform in the heart of the isle, follows the same principle of ecosystem. A walkway goes along the façades that are oriented towards the boulevard, perforates the isles, surrounds and joins them. The ground shapes a topography of a terrace garden, delimited by low mineral strip and protected by a supporting wall in millstone. There are multiple green spaces, arranged according to a grid from which come out high stems, trees.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelThe bed and living rooms are generally oriented towards the heart of the isle, the technical blocks and the circulation landings towards east and north. The apartments develop from the vertical circulations in the heart of the buildings that lead into seven apartments.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelFrom a typological point of view there is certain fluidity in the plans. Sliding walls define the space and liberate the façades into a plan of continuity. They allow more permeability and flexibility for the user. The corridors are reduced to the minimum. The entry is a point of distribution opening on the big diagonals of the living room and the other rooms. Hence, the attention is drawn towards the notion of panorama. This will to make the space bigger is also present on the small surfaces. As soon as one enters, the look is drawn towards the outside.Save this picture!Section AAFinally, the project is unified by the “earth” color of the railing, outside walls and façade panels. Through this project, the firm anticipates architectonically the environmental constraints and explores the notion of the gangway, playing with compactness and integrating ecological principles and high technical skill.Project gallerySee allShow lessStealth Cabin / Superkül incSelected Projects2014 RIBA London AwardsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:19th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share France “COPY” Herold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlaneSave this projectSaveHerold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlanelast_img read more

TCU’s plethora of playmakers gives Kenny Hill plenty of options

first_imgReddIt Previous articleWestern Hills teacher is finalist for Presidential Awards in Math and ScienceNext articleOpinion: Eight burger joints to try in Fort Worth Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee + posts Twitter Garrett Podell ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell TCU quarterback Kenny Hill chest bumps wide receiver Jalen Reagor after their 45-yard touchdown connection. Photo courtesy of Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Facebook Garrett Podell Linkedin Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podell Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years printTCU’s wide receiving corps this season is a far cry from the same unit that led the NCAA in dropped passes with 38 last year.A season ago wide receiver John Diarse caught 33 passes, and KaVontae Turpin caught 30. In five games this season, Turpin leads the team with 16 catches. Diarse is not far behind with 14. “We worked a lot in the off-season, and John’s one of the guys who always stays after practice,” TCU quarterback Kenny Hill said. “We were texting last night about stuff we thought would be good this game and getting some extra throws after practice, just working on those things. It’s definitely good to see him step up and make the plays he did against West Virginia.”TCU wide receiver makes a tough catch over a West Virginia defender. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comDiarse is second on the team in receiving yards with 171. He had a team-high four catches for 70 yards against the Mountaineers. The Horned Frog coaches are still looking for more ways to get Turpin, Diarse’s high school teammate at Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana, even more involved. “That’s one of the things that the coaching staff tries to come up with is how can he [Turpin] get this guy the ball,” Hill said. “I know for me personally and for everyone on our team, every time he touches the ball, we think he’s going to score, he’s just that electric. However many times he can get the ball, that’s a good thing.” Patterson agrees with his quarterback. “We have to do a better job with our punt return group to give him more chances on special teams,” Patterson said. “We haven’t been able to get him released yet. He’s too much of weapon to not get chances.”However, it’s not just Diarse and Turpin contributing in the passing game. Ten different Horned Frogs have a touchdown catch, which is tied for the most in the nation with Ohio State and Oklahoma.“I think we can do a lot of different things with the running backs and receivers that we have: Turp, Shaun Nixon, even Reagor and Snell,” Hill said. “We have a bunch of different weapons and ways to run plays that’s not just lining up to run our normal base offense that everyone knows. We can move people around and create some different matchups.”Two players not listed as quarterbacks have thrown touchdowns for the Horned Frogs: Turpin on his 48-yard screen pass touchdown to Hill Saturday against West Virginia, and Shaun Nixon, who threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Josh Doctson in a 50-7 rout of Texas in 2015.TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin drops back to pass against West Virginia. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comTCU has another receiver who could be utilized for another trick play or “different matchup” later on this season in Diarse, who was Turpin’s high school quarterback. “It’s big because you keep a defense guessing and keep them from doing what they like to do,” Hill said. “You make them think a little bit, and hopefully we can catch them slipping one time and hit a big play.”The Horned Frogs return to action Saturday Oct. 14 in Manhattan, Kansas, against the Kansas State Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. Garrett Podell Facebooklast_img read more

Media Ownership in Ukraine: informal influence through murky business schemes

first_img Follow the news on Ukraine UkraineEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independence CorruptionConflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expression RSF_en September 7, 2020 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media October 9, 2017 Media Ownership in Ukraine: informal influence through murky business schemes March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independence CorruptionConflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expression Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority to go further Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News Reports Organisation Screen capture from News The influence of politicians over media in Ukraine has increased over the last year. Complex offshore structures that obscure levels of influence via media ownership remain popular business models. Two TV channels, 1+1 and Espreso.TV, experienced significant shifts in ownership structures over the summer. Meanwhile, no considerable changes in media law overlooking ownership took place. These are the results of the updated Media Ownership Monitor, a thorough study into media ownership in Ukraine that Reporters Without Borders and the Ukrainian Institute of Mass Information (IMI) conducted in 2016 as part of a global investigative research project. The updated results are now available in Ukrainian and in English on “Private owners continue to dominate the media market in Ukraine, and if we are talking about owners of national audiovisual mass media, almost all of them are some of the richest people in this country. In spite of the names of media owners mostly being well-known, the corporate structures behind often remain hidden due to offshore holdings and murky business schemes. This lack of transparency contributes to a situation where Ukrainian mass media remain dependent on their owners’ interests in their editorial policy”, said IMI executive director Oksana Romaniuk. MORE OWNERS MAKE LESS TRANSPARENCY In July 2017, the 1+1 website reported that Ihor Kolomoyskyi’s share in the ownership structure of the TV channel 1+1 has significantly decreased, yet he remains the TV channel’s ultimate beneficial owner. The national TV channel 1+1 is one of the stations with the largest audience shares in Ukraine (10.6 percent[i]). It is part of the 1+1 media group owned by Ihor Kolomoyski, one of the richest businessmen in Ukraine. Kolomoyskyi is a key person at the financial-industrial group “Privat” that is active in the petroleum industry, metallurgy, mining, chemical industry, and finance ( In 2016 1+1 media group also purchased Viasat Ukraina, a distributor of cable and sattelite TV. According to the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, as of June 30, 2017, the shares owned by Ihor Kolomoyskyi and his partner Ihor Surkis, president of the Football Federation and co-owner of the football club „Dynamo“ (, constitute 24.9 percent (April 2017: 57.5) and 24.7 (April: 24.6) percent respectively. Documents on change of ownership, that 1+1 filed to the National Council, showed an acquisition of shares by Oleksandr Tkachenko, general director of 1+1 media group, and other staff members. They became minority owners of the TV channel 1+1 and co-owners of the foreign enterprise 1+1 Production. Roman Golovenko, media lawyer at IMI, explained that even though these changes have reduced the degree of Kolomoyskiy’s formal influence, his informal influence is still decisive for the TV company. According to Golovenko, what happened looks more like reduced transparency of the TV channel’s ownership structure, rather than a change of the ultimate beneficial owner. COMPLEX OFFSHORE STRUCTURES OBSCURE INFLUENTIAL OWNERS Changes in the ownership structure of 1+1 happened mainly by transferring corporate rights of five offshore companies that control the foreign enterprise 1+1 Production from Kolomoyskyi to a group of individuals, each owning less than 10 percent of the TV and radio company. According to IMI lawyer Roman Golovenko, groups of individuals among whom corporate rights are dispersed in such a way are called „soccer teams“, as a group needs to comprise of at least 11 members for each to have less than 10 percent. Identities of individuals who own less than 10 percent of shares are not required to be disclosed in the reporting. The same group of individuals and enterprises nominally and indirectly controls the TV and radio company 1+1. Another important change in media ownership became known in mid-August: According to the information of the State register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ( became the co-owner of the private TV channel Espreso TV. The channel started broadcasting during Euromaidan in 2013, when it transmitted the protests live to the screens. It has a relatively low audience share of 0.3 percent (audience data from 2016). Yatsenyuk and Inna Avakova, wife of the current interior minister, acquired shares of 30 and 40 percent respectively of LLC „Goldberry“, the owner of Espreso TV. TV AND RADIO MARKET HIGHLY CONCENTRATED The MOM research shows that political influence on Ukrainian channels, just as last year, remains very high. Ten out of twelve national TV channels that were selected for the research are directly and indirectly linked to political figures or individuals with strong political affiliations. Structures of media ownership in the sphere of audiovisual media remain very concentrated: More than three quarters of all TV viewers in Ukraine watch the channels of only the four largest owners: Viktor Pinchuk (StarLightMedia), Ihor Kolomoyskyi (1+1 Media), Dmytro Firtash (Inter Media) and Rinat Akhmetov (Media Group Ukraine). Respectively, over 92 percent of the audience of radio channels listens to the four largest groups of radio stations. MEDIA LAW ENFORCEMENT STILL WEAK Ukraine has adopted a number of elaborate pieces of legislation just as the „ amendment to some laws of Ukraine on securing transparency of mass media ownership, as well as implementation of state policy guidelines in the sphere of television and radio broadcasting”, approved by the Ukrainian parliament on September 3, 2015. This law binds the broadcasters and providers to publish information about the structure of ownership on their official websites, and annually, by March 31, to file to the National Council information about their ownership structure and scheme of ownership based on the procedure approved by the National Council. It aims to improve the media regulation and transparency provisions. Yet as in many other countries with weak institutions such as the National Council, and strong political influence which often has the backing of strong businesses, implementation of these laws lags behind. This contributes to a state of frustration, distrust and fatigue among the population. Initiated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Media Ownership Monitor project is a global research and advocacy effort to promote transparency and media pluralism at an international level. In Ukraine, it was conducted together with the Institute of Mass Information (IMI) from July to October 2016. The sample of media investigated included 41 media: 12 television outlets, 10 radio stations, 9 print editions and 10 online outlets. The project is financed by the German government. Country studies were so far published in Colombia, Cambodia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Peru, the Philippines, Mongolia, Serbia and Ghana. This year, MOM investigates media markets in, Brazil, Pakistan and Morocco. For more visit the MOM website: Media Contact: Reporters Without Borders Germany Ulrike Gruska / Christoph Dreyer / Anne Renzenbrink, media relations officers [email protected] Tel.: +49 30 60 98 95 33-55 Institute of Mass Information Maksym Ratushny [email protected] +380 50 44 77 063 [i] Audience data provided is from 2016 when the study was conducted. Source: February 26, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Receive email alertslast_img read more

Community radio stations still denied access to air-waves

first_img HondurasAmericas June 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Community radio stations still denied access to air-waves Receive email alerts Organisation News May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Honduras Reports April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News News HondurasAmericas Did Honduras’ readmission to the Organization of American States mark the end of the sinister interlude that began with the coup d’état exactly two years ago, on 28 June 2009, and its disastrous impact on civil liberties and human rights?That was the question that the Latin America and Caribbean division of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-ALC) and Reporters Without Borders jointly posed when Honduras was formally readmitted to OAS at the start of this month.The fight against impunity and for real media diversity is certainly as important as ever, according to members La Voz de Zacate Grande, a community radio station in the far south of the country that is banned from the air-waves.A Reporters Without Borders special representative was in the Zacate Grande peninsula for the community radio station’s first anniversary, on 14 April, and produced a long audio report of her visit. For the time being, it is available only in Spanish and can be downloaded at this link. A summary follows.Most of the Honduran community radios affiliated to AMARC attended the 14 April event, which served to highlight the fact that defence of land rights was the main reason for the creation of most of these stations. La Voz de Zacate Grande is a particularly good example.Decade-old unequal struggle The inhabitants of the Zacate Grande peninsula in the Pacific-coast Gulf of Fonseca have been harassed constantly for the past 11 years for trying to defend their rights to land now claimed by businessman landowner and palm oil magnate Miguel Facussé Barjum, who wants to develop major tourist projects there.Several families from the Honduran oligarchy have also investigated in coastal property with the aim of building luxury homes, while the authorities have used the international Ramsar Convention on the protection of wetlands as a pretext to deny the local rural population the right to create and manage projects of their own that would benefit local community development.Seeing themselves gradually encircled by the big landowners, local peasant farmers formed the Association for the Development of the Zacate Grande Peninsula (ADEPZA) and are trying to recover the lands on which their families have lived for generations. But the justice system seems to be using environmental and property-right laws to side with the big landowners.Most of ADEPZA’s members are being prosecuted on charges of endangering the environment or land encroachment. They include the association’s secretary, Gerardo Aguilar, one of the 21 young people who work for the radio station. The land on which the station was built in the hamlet of Puerto Grande is claimed by Facussé. As community radio stations are not recognized in Honduras, ADEPZA president Pedro Canales is also charged with illegally using a broadcast frequency.Two of the station’s women reporters, Elia Xiomara Hernández and Elba Yolibeth Rubio, are still facing prosecution on charges of sedition and resisting the police during their arrest while covering the use of force to evict a family in the nearby locality of Coyolito. They have to report to a court on the neighbouring island of Tigre every two weeks. This requires taking a ferry and they themselves have to pay the fare, which is not cheap.A prosecution is still also pending against station director Franklin Meléndez, who was wounded in the leg in a shooting attack on 13 March by two men opposed to the demands that ADEPZA had been making on the air. His assailants were not arrested and continue to circulate freely in the area.Such case of violence do not surprise the local populations, many of whose members have had to emigrate to the United States in order to escape poverty and to help supply the needs of those who have stayed behind. Facussé is able to exploit this situation, offering property title to those who agree to work for him and thereby encouraging division and conflict within the community. And on the eve of the radio station’s anniversary, his wife toured the peninsula’s villages, distributing toys and candy to children.La Voz de Zacate Grande’s response to such patronage is the right to information as a tool to promote public education. The interviews conducted last April suggest that, rather than just a radio station, it is seen as an instrument for defending common interests.Fragile reconstruction Reporters Without Borders also visited the Afro-Honduran community in the Atlantic-coast locality of Triunfo de La Cruz in April. There too, the local population would be unable to voice their objections to agro-industrial and real estate projects without their radio station to help them.Radio Coco Dulce (also known as Radio Faluma Bimetu in the Garifuna language), which was created by OFRANEH (the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, was the target of repeated attacks last January which obliged it to suspended broadcasting for 12 days. The enforced silence came 12 months after it was forced off the air by an arson attack.With the help of International Media Support, AMARC-ALC and Reporters Without Borders funded the rebuilding of Radio Coco Dulce after its destruction in January 2010. This year, they provided the station with a small video-surveillance system. Although badly needed, it did not prevent an arson attack on station manager Alfredo López’s home on 7 April, while the visiting Reporters Without Borders representative was in the area. Those responsible are still at large. This action was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary. RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Active Foreclosure Inventory Backlog is Clearing Out

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Active Foreclosure Inventory Backlog is Clearing Out in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Previous: The Week Ahead: Waiting to See if the Jobs Report Measures Up Next: The Hawkeye Hustle: Presidential Candidates Still Dancing Around Housing Policy Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 31, 2016 1,697 Views Related Articles Black Knight Financial Services Foreclosure Inventory Foreclosures 2016-01-31 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure activity was way down across the board in 2015, with a noticeable decline in the foreclosure inventory down to its pre-recession level, meaning the backlog of foreclosures continues to clear out at a substantial rate.With nearly half of the residential mortgage loans that began 2015 in active foreclosure either liquidated or returning to current status during the year, foreclosure inventory ended the year at less than a third of what it was during its peak five years ago, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ December 2015 Mortgage Monitor released on Monday.About 880,000 residential mortgage loans were in active foreclosure at the start of 2015, and out of those, more than half (484,000) were at least two years delinquent, according to Black Knight. By the end of the year, 47 percent of the total number of loans in active foreclosure had either returned to performing status or were liquidated—about 1.5 percent higher than the total last year.About 41 percent of the loans that began 2015 at least two years delinquent had either returned to performing status or been liquidated, with 6 percent of them had returned to performing, according to Black Knight.As a result of all the loans that began 2015 in foreclosure being liquidated or returning to current status at some point during the year, active foreclosure inventory went from 880,000 at the beginning of the year to 689,000 at the end of the year. It was the first time that active foreclosure inventory ended the year at below 700,000 since 2006 (prior to the crisis) and at less than a third of their peak hit at the end of 2010 (2.3 million).Remaining foreclosure volume still ended the year at about two and a half times its “normal” level even with the declines, according to Black Knight.Foreclosure sales—a true measure of homes lost to foreclosure—totaled 377,000 in 2015, a decline of about 72,000 (14 percent) from 2014 and a decline of about 70 percent from their peak in 2010; however, foreclosure activity is still way above “normal” levels due to elevated levels of foreclosure inventory and 90-plus day delinquencies. In all, about 7.1 million homes have been lost to foreclosure since 2007, with 1.2 million of those coming in California alone; Florida (872,000) and Michigan (407,000) were second and third behind California in the number of homes lost to foreclosure since 2007.Click here to view the entire Black Knight December 2015 Mortgage Monitor. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Active Foreclosure Inventory Backlog is Clearing Out Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Foreclosure Inventory Foreclosures About Author: Brian Honea Subscribelast_img read more

Reshaping Debt Collection

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Reshaping Debt Collection Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago CFPB debt 2020-07-02 Mike Albanese Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: CFPB debt in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: Assessing the Pass-Through Assistance Program Next: Mortgage Loan Delinquencies Record Highest Spike in Two Years Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Debt collection is being reshaped in light of plans by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to put the finishing touches on collection regulations, stated The Bureau is proposing modifications to mortgage data reporting requirements this fall, slamming the brakes on those searching for a rulemaking moratorium in the eye of COVID-19.Additionally, other rulemaking activities being hatched by the CFPB for the coming months were part of a blog post pronouncing publication of its most current regulatory agenda. However, the point at which its overdue payday lending rule could be completed was unaddressed.”Even as we’ve continued to move forward with our other regulatory work, we’ve taken several steps in response to the COVID-19 emergency,” the CFPB said in its post by Susan Bernard, head of its regulations office.The post continued that the agency’s been “prioritizing activities aimed at protecting the stability of the financial sector and enhancing its recovery once the public health crisis has passed and guarding consumer financial well-being during following the COVID-19 emergency.”Meantime, the CFPB’s been urged by, among others, consumer advocates, to temporarily freeze rulemaking efforts that don’t address the pandemic. They insist the agency should continue to strictly hone in on its response to the crisis rather than creating policy while the public’s attention’s glued to coronavirus.In any event, while planning predating the pandemic’s reflected by the recent regulatory agenda, in its accompanying blog post, the CFPB said it plans to “move these and other pending regulations forward” later this year and into next spring.Also outlined by the agency were other important rulemaking initiatives it expects to make progress on in upcoming months. Included are rules proposed last year that would clarify consumer communication standards for debt collectors. They also would restrict certain collections practices. That would mark the first regulations ever issued under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a four-decade-old federal law governing the industry.In October, the CFPB plans to take final action on these draft rules, it said. Additional action to cement a recent proposal that focused on time-barred debt disclosures is slated “at a later date.”Furthermore, this fall, the agency plans to propose new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rules. They’d address information lenders must report and, “in light of consumer privacy interests,” how the collected data is disclosed publicly.“As consumers seek temporary relief from lenders, the pandemic is impacting the operations of financial companies that are eager to help their customers during this unprecedented time,” said CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger.“The Bureau, along with our state and federal partners, has released prior guidance encouraging financial institutions to work constructively with borrowers and other customers affected by COVID-19 to meet their financial needs, added Kraninger. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports.  Print This Postcenter_img Subscribe July 2, 2020 1,998 Views About Author: Chuck Green Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Reshaping Debt Collection Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more