Carillion looks to double international business

first_img Carillion looks to double international business Building firm Carillion said it would look to double revenue from its international business and grow its support services operation in Britain as public sector clients look to cut costs.Carillion also said on it expected to deliver good growth in pre-tax profit and earnings per share in 2010.“The group is well positioned to make further progress in 2011 and to deliver its objectives for medium term growth, namely doubling the revenues of our international businesses, while delivering substantial growth in UK support services as a result of the expected increase in outsourcing by public sector customers seeking to reduce costs,” it said in a statement.Carillion said the decision it made in May 2010 to reduce the size of its construction business in Britain by a third had put it in a strong position to manage the impact of a reduction in capital investment by the government over the next four years, announced in October’s Spending Review.The company said, in the second half of the year, additions to its order book had so far exceeded £1bn. Wednesday 8 December 2010 3:21 am Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ John Dunne center_img Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndo Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Covid-19 crisis prompts PMU to furlough employees

first_imgHorse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to temporarily reduce work for the vast majority of its staff. The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to temporarily reduce work for the vast majority of its staff.With French horse racing suspended since 17 March, PMU has ceased marketing its products and services at points of sale across France. It is, however, continuing to offer sports betting and poker, as well as betting on international racing, online.As the company works to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic, as much as 95% of its 1,250 employees are now “partially unemployed” according to managing director Cyril Linette.“The world is going through an unprecedented crisis,” Linette said. “We must adapt to protect the health of our employees, customers and partners by limiting the spread of the virus.”The furloughing of employees was carried out in accordance with recommendations from the French Ministry of Labour, and was unanimously supported by staff representatives at an extraordinary meeting of the operator’s Social and Economic Committee.“I would like to salute the efforts of all PMU teams in recent weeks to deal with this extraordinary situation,” Linette said. “We hope this period of partial activity will be as short as possible.”He said that PMU’s business had enjoyed a strong upward trend in recent months. The operator would “make every effort to regain this dynamism as soon as possible” in order to protect tens of thousands of jobs in the horse racing sector that are supported by PMU’s funding, he added.PMU said it was working alongside France Galop, the governing body for flat and steeplechase racing, and harness racing organiser LeTrot on plans to relaunch once the crisis is over. Email Address Covid-19 crisis prompts PMU to furlough employees 26th March 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: People Sports betting Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Western Europe Francelast_img read more

Mumbai Indians @ IPL Auction 2019: The complete team

first_img ATP Tour Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsThe nicely balanced Blue and Golden camp will only explore the options to fine-tune their squad with a couple of more choices even as they have ₹ 11.15 crore in the kitty and liberty to trade for up to six Indian and one foreign player.Also Read: IPL 2019 Auction Live : Time, Venue, Schedule, Players List, Rules, TV Timings IST:… Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Mumbai Indians, in all likelihood to be led by Rohit Sharma in their quest for the fourth IPL title, have made right choices when the trading window and options to retain and release were open.This is how the final squad shapes up: Football Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Facebook Twitter Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Sport News Football TAGSIPLIPL 2019IPL 2019 AuctionIPL auctionIPL Auction 2019IPL Auction LiveMumbai IndiansRohit Sharma SHARE Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Football Previous articleRajasthan Royal @ IPL Auction 2019: The complete teamNext articleSunrisers Hyederabad @ IPL Auction 2019: The complete team Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Sport News Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Mumbai Indians @ IPL Auction 2019: The complete team Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Indian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport NewsSports Business Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Copa America 2021 Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Football By Kunal Dhyani – December 17, 2018 Sport News last_img read more

Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgTruworths Limited (TRUW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

From the French Foreign Legion to the Top 14, meet Tavite Veredamu

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The sevens star has gone from military life to a short-term contract with Clermont Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. From the French Foreign Legion to the Top 14, meet Tavite Veredamu Sure there were days when he wanted to quit. The training to get into the French Foreign Legion is infamous for a reason and by his own admission, the 18-year old Tavite Veredamu had only stumbled upon the idea of joining the French army after Googling around.However, a week out from beginning the Top 14 season with Clermont – a new frontier for him – the now 30-year-old reflects on the yomp to get to this point.“Staying in the village (Nakavu) I had seen my parents struggling, they were looking after my siblings and I just wanted to come out of Fiji and provide more income for my family,” the back-rower tells Rugby World of his initial motivations. “I saw the French army on the internet and told myself, ‘Why not try this?’“I didn’t even know it was really hard! My dreams were just to get out of the village and join the army and earn money.Related: Top 14 2020-21 season preview“I arrived in France in September 2008. I went directly to the base. It’s already hard when you are so far from your family and you don’t speak any French. And the first month and a half with the Foreign Legion you do all the tests before you get selected for four months of training. You wake up at like four or five o’clock, you clean up all the stuff. It has taken him some time to get to this point but his place has been earned the hard way.Now, on the eve of the Top 14 kicking in again, he will be putting his hand up for selection for Les Jaunards. When Covid-19 laid waste to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, French national players were urged to seek opportunities in 15s to keep sharp while uncertainty reigns elsewhere. In a frenzied fortnight, Veredamu went from hearing this to accepting a four-month deal in the Auvergne.“Here I’m really enjoying myself,” Veredamu says of life with Clermont. “In the morning at training your team-mates are laughing and enjoying themselves. In the army there’s good moments but you don’t know if you’ll be alive or dead, so here it’s really like holidays!“I’m really excited. At a club like Clermont who’ve done so well over the last few years, to be here with the big boys… I’m happy.Powerful ally: Clermont and Fiji flanker Peceli Yato (Getty Images)“There’s a lot of great players (in the back row), like (Arthur) Iturria, Fritz Lee, Peceli Yato, Judicaël Cancoriet… A lot of talent, a lot of big boys, so many of them in the French team. Training with well-known rugby names motivates me to work hard, train hard.“For the last three years I’ve not played back-row so I’ve got to look at a lot of stuff, some video, training. For the four months I will try to do my best and dig in. Clermont are already there – me, I’m new here so I’m just going to do my best in training and see if I get a chance and if I can take my chance.”With a pioneering spirit and gritted teeth, Veredamu has come through tours of differing natures. He may not tell us to expect much, but his story to date suggests that the next few months in yellow will at the very least be lively.center_img Running it in: Veredamu in Singapore, 2019 (Getty Images) Selfie time: Celebrating with fans on the sevens circuit (Getty Images)Soon though, the French army rugby set-up saw what he was doing and asked him if he would give them a go. It was at a sevens services tournament, Veredamu says, that he stood out enough to be spotted elsewhere.On the following Monday, Veredamu received a call from the France sevens team manager. He felt shock. At first he thought it was a joke. He had gotten back into the game for enjoyment, but suddenly he was giddy with uncertainty as he thought of heading to his first national training session.Related: The French rugby club 4,300km from ParisIt was at this training he was told to get a French passport and after the army obliged him, he would go on to wear Bleu for the first time, in 2017. When he told his parents, he has no issue explaining, he was “lost in tears”.Described by coach Ben Ryan, who has worked with France Sevens as a consultant, as “a brilliant guy on every level”, Veredamu has rocked events. He has the option, he has suggested in the past, of one day returning to the military. Yet his standard of play has kept climbing. The touching thing is that the back-row seems shocked at what he has achieved on the field so far. “For the four months training they take you to a forest camp and you don’t eat well, sleep well. It’s training all day, running, you learn to speak French. At first it was really hard. In France it was the first time I saw snow falling. When it’s really cold they won’t let you put a jacket on, so you get used to the weather. There’s no heater, you run every day, with packs and guns and radios – every week you would do 50km walking with all this stuff, late at night or early in the morning.”So what motivated you to pull through?Veredamu explains: “At the maximum level when you are tired and you cannot sleep, I’d think ‘What am I doing here? It’s better at home, smiling and playing with your friends.’ But before I came to France, these are the last words my grandfather told me: ‘If you don’t want to go to France and get a better life, you’d better not come back to Fiji.’ So every day at training I’d think of what he told me.“There was also a Fijian guy in the same section as me. His name is Joeli Navolo and sometimes he would just say to me, ‘We’ve got to finish this together. We didn’t come here for nothing.’ I never knew him in Fiji but we started on the same day and we’ve become best friends now. He helped me a lot because we’d share our difficulties and when I told him I’d stop this, he would encourage me a lot.“We had to finish this together.”Pass it on: In action in Sydney earlier this year (Getty Images)Life at this point was very different from scampering around after his younger brother and two kid sisters. There had been school rugby (15s and sevens) to enjoy too, a love of his since he was seven. But he would not touch a ball for at least three years. Military life was full-on enough and there were tours to come.Veredamu would be sent to Mali and Djibouti. He says he did not see a lot of action but that life was still “stressful”, before adding: “You didn’t ever know if you were going to get shot.“You don’t know if you’re going to stay alive or be dead. When you go on a tour it’s a mission – you must go for it, it’s in your contract. You’ve got to complete the mission. You tell yourself you’re here to help the people, not just to shoot them! They are humans like us.”So with all of the above you can understand the need to escape back into rugby. And although it took a little cajoling from former Fiji centre Julian Vulakoro to get him to play with the Nimes side he was helping out, the legionnaire relished taking back his weekends. It was the joy of simply playing again.last_img read more

Chiefs vs Highlanders – Super Rugby Round 1

first_imgSunday Feb 26, 2012 Chiefs vs Highlanders – Super Rugby Round 1 The Highlanders picked up a win away from home as they beat the Chiefs 23-19 in Hamilton. New Chiefs players Aaron Cruden and Sonny Bill Williams made their debuts, as did England’s James Haskell for the Highlanders. The quality of this clip is poor, but it features the tries.Follow RD on Twitter and Facebook to get all the updatesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes 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 PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Setting up and defending a drop goal with Brian O’Driscoll and Rhys Priestland

first_imgSunday Oct 26, 2014 Setting up and defending a drop goal with Brian O’Driscoll and Rhys Priestland Here are some great tips from the crew at Rugby Tonight, with Brian O’Driscoll, Rhys Priestland, Austin Healey and Martin Bayfield giving pointers on setting up and defending a drop goal. O’Driscoll also shares the best advice for preventing your nose from getting smashed.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Coaching Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO Sam Underhill’s flawless tackle technique… 62 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leinster S&C coach gives some handy… 125 WEEKS AGO The Art of the Offload: Brian O’Driscoll… 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 Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

SMPW House / LAB606

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769708/smpw-house-lab606 Clipboard Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Joana França+ 44 Share ArchDaily Architects: LAB606 Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Joana FrançaConstruction:LAB606Structure:ECTA EngenhariaProject Architects:Horia Georgescu e Carlos CaféCity:BrasíliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The design is composed of three embedded cubic volumes that determine the functional organization of the spaces and the rationalization of uses.A longitudinal volume includes wet areas and the stairs, while the living room and bedroom, in different levels, are integrated through a double height.Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan+ 44The premise of this project was the construction of an affordable house easy to maintain. The construction system adopted must also meet these customer expectations; the pillars were built with concrete blocks, the same blocks used in the enclosure of the house. This allowed both wood economy and a simple architectural plastic expression, defining the continuous planes of the facades, interrupted only by the beams which enhance the horizontality of the building.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!© Joana FrançaAlso for economic reasons, all frames and grilles are designed to work with standard metal profiles. The latter are designed for openings with different angles, allowing heat protection and at the same time providing privacy to the adjacent room, where we designed a spa area with deck and hot tub.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!© Joana FrançaProject gallerySee allShow lessGIVEAWAY: The Architect Says NotebooksArchitecture News“Your Reflection” Selected as Winning Proposal of YAP_Constructo ChileUnbuilt Project Share Projects “COPY” Year: center_img CopyAbout this officeLAB606OfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaBrazilPublished on July 07, 2015Cite: “SMPW House / LAB606” [Casa SMPW / LAB606] 07 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore 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 stream SMPW House / LAB606Save this projectSaveSMPW House / LAB606 SMPW House / LAB606 “COPY” CopyHouses•Brasília, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769708/smpw-house-lab606 Clipboard 2009 Brazillast_img read more

War Child launches gaming campaign to raise funds & awareness

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising ideas games Gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Advertisement  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Melanie May | 15 May 2017 | Newscenter_img War Child has launched GameOn, a gaming movement aimed at encouraging more studios, developers, publishers and gamers to get involved in fundraising for the charity.GameOn aims to get the gaming industry and players raising funds for the charity through a variety of ways including developing new games and fundraising through gaming challenges. War Child has collaborated with over 50 studios and developers so far on a variety of games and downloadable content, including industry figures Tim Shafer, Rhianna Pratchett, Kareem Ettouney, and Randy Pitchford.Gamers are asked to ‘get your game on’ by coming up with an original gaming challenge, and play either singly or multiplayer, on- or offline to raise funds for the charity.War Child has a strong history of working with the gaming industry to raise awareness and funds. The inaugural Armistice, the charity’s first annual fundraiser, took place in 2016 and saw the charity work with games studios including Blackmill Games, Steam, and Wargaming.net to encourage a day of peaceful gameplay to support children affected by conflict. It raised $130,000 in eight weeks.Other initiatives include a partnership with Sports Interactive that sees a percentage of every copy of Football Manager sold go to War Child, and its HELP project, which brings together developers, studios and gaming industry figures to raise funds.  131 total views,  1 views today War Child launches gaming campaign to raise funds & awareness About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

CBS interpreter’s murder brings toll of journalists and media workers killed since start of war to 200

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more August 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 CBS interpreter’s murder brings toll of journalists and media workers killed since start of war to 200 IraqMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en The murder of CBS News interpreter Anwar Abbas Lafta brings the number of journalists and media workers killed in Iraq since March 2003 to 200. “This unbearable litany of death must stop, and for that to happen, the Iraqi authorities must at least try to adopt measures to combat violent crime and impunity.” Receive email alerts News Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning of the murder of Anwar Abbas Lafta, an Iraqi translator and interpreter employed by the US television network CBS News. Lafta’s body was found on 25 August, five days after he was abducted in Baghdad. His death brings the number of journalists and media workers killed in Iraq since the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003 to 200.“We are appalled by this latest murder and by the new overall toll,” the press freedom organisation said. “The number of journalists and media workers killed since the start of 2007 now stands at 49. This unbearable litany of death must stop and for that to happen, the Iraqi authorities must at least try to adopt measures to combat violent crime and impunity. Those who murder journalists in Iraq unfortunately have nothing to fear from the police and judicial authorities.”No war has ever been as deadly for the press. Whether foreigners or Iraqis, journalists are seen as a key targets. Seventy-three per cent of the journalists killed in Iraq have been directly targeted. This is much higher than in previous wars, in which journalists were above all the victims of collateral damage and stray bullets.Iraqi journalists have been among the leading victims of this war. Eighty-eight per cent of the journalists and media workers killed have been Iraqis. They are singled out by armed groups, often because they work for foreign news media. At the same time, they do not get the same protection that visiting foreign correspondents receive.Most of the 200 media fatalities have taken place in Baghdad (110 cases) or near the capital (34 cases). Another 45 cases have taken place in the north of the country, above all in the cities of Mosul and Kirkuk.More journalists are also taken hostage in Iraq than anywhere else in the world. A total of 84 journalists and media workers (64 per cent of them Iraqis) have been kidnapped there in the past four years. Only about half of them have been freed. At least 27 have been the victims of execution-style murders, and 14 are still being held by their abductors.Lafta was kidnapped by a group of 10 gunmen who forced their way into his Baghdad home on 20 August, beat his brother and shot and wounded his sister. Lafta was the only one they took away. CBS News said his abductors contacted the family several times to demand a ransom. The police eventually found his body in the east Baghdad district of Sadr City. News to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more