Japanese cameraman fatally shot in clashes between troops and Red Shirts

first_img to go further RSF_en Follow the news on Thailand Receive email alerts Organisation April 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Japanese cameraman fatally shot in clashes between troops and Red Shirts ThailandAsia – Pacific ThailandAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News August 21, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Hiroyuki Muramoto, a Japanese cameraman working for the Reuters news agency, was fatally shot today in Bangkok during armed clashes between government troops and “Red Shirt” supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. It has not been determined where the shots came from, with each side blaming the other for clashes that left at least 13 dead and more than 500 wounded. Muramoto was shot in the chest while covering clashes in the Rajdumnoen Road area of the capital. Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger said: “I am dreadfully saddened to have lost our colleague Hiro Muramoto in the Bangkok clashes. Journalism can be a terribly dangerous profession as those who try to tell the world the story thrust themselves in the centre of the action. The entire Reuters family will mourn this tragedy.” Reporters Without Borders calls for an independent investigation into Muramoto’s death, with both an autopsy and a ballistic study conducted in a transparent manner and, if necessary, with the assistance of foreign experts. “This investigation must be carried out at the highest level of the military command with the aim of establishing whether the troops used live rounds, because rubber bullets and tear gas grenades are normally used for riot control,” Reporters Without Borders said. Members of the Red Shirts yesterday said they had recovered army combat weapons. Reporters Without Borders urges the investigators to look into this claim and into the possibility that the fatal shots came from the protesters. Muramoto is the first journalist to be killed in Thailand since 2008.(Photo : AFP) Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years June 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Green Dot Sees More Green; Pasadena Company Heads Towards $1 Billion in Sales This Year

first_img Make a comment Business News Business News Green Dot Sees More Green; Pasadena Company Heads Towards $1 Billion in Sales This Year Pasadena’s high tech banking company partners with tech big boys Apple, Paypal, and other hitters By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 6:55 pm More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena-based online banking and holding company Green Dot is seeing a lot more green these days.The company last week reported a 16% increase in total operating revenues this past quarter, at $258.3 million, along with a net income of $29.8 million, according to second quarter 2018 financial results.Green Dot said its new business partners include Apple, Intuit Inc., Paypal, and Uber, adding to its roster of long-term partners Dollar General, Family Dollar, 7-Eleven, Rite Aid, Albertsons and Walgreen stores.Green Dot also launched a new placement of the Walmart MoneyCard at the check lanes and 600 incremental Walmart stores and Green Dot products, and services can now be found in all Walmart Puerto Rico stores, Green Dot Founder and CEO Steve Streit said during the company’s second quarter earnings call.“Our long-term strategic plan to be a ‘new kind of bank’ is yielding very impressive organic results,” said Streit this week, explaining, “We mean a bank that uses technology, ubiquitous digital and retail brick and mortar distribution and large partnerships to acquire customers instead of branches, and that generates revenue from increasing customer satisfaction, not from increasing customer penalty fees.”“The strong momentum in the account services segment, including strong results from both the products and platform parts of our business, and the processing and settlement segment,… combined once again to deliver truly outstanding organic results for the quarter,” added Mark Shifke, Green Dot’s Chief Financial Officer.“The company’s strong performance enables us to once again raise both top and bottom line full year guidance for 2018,” said ShifkeGreen Dot now expects its full-year total operating revenues to be between $1.022 billion and $1.032 billion, versus its previous guidance range of $1.002 billion and $1.012 billion, according to a press release issued Wednesday. Green Dot expects total operating revenues to be approximately $222 million for the fourth quarter, around $232 million for the third quarter, Shifke said.The company’s new BaaS (Banking as a Service) platform, which allows outside partners to use Green Dot’s bank, technology, and program management capabilities to design and brand their own products, adding to much of the company’s strength, Shifke added.According to the trade newsletter DigitalTransactions.net, Green Dot supplies a virtual prepaid card that customers of Apple’s person-to-person payments service use for funding, although neither Apple nor Green Dot have disclosed detailed metrics about the program, which competes with PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo, the bank-sponsored Zelle, Square Inc.’s Cash app, and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Pay Send.“This year we’re benefiting from the revenue that those new BaaS programs are generating, said Shifke. “So if you will, last year’s fourth quarter was planting time for those new programs, whereas this year’s fourth quarter is expected to be harvest time.”Through its six revenue divisions plus Green Dot Bank, Green Dot is a leading provider of prepaid cards, debit cards, checking accounts, secured credit cards, payroll debit cards, consumer cash processing services, wage disbursements and tax refund processing services.Green Dot has approximately 100,000 major name U.S. retail stores selling its products.With its headquarters in Pasadena, Green Dot Corporation has additional facilities throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Council rejects motion calling for an end to public funding of political parties

first_img Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Council rejects motion calling for an end to public funding of political parties WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook A Donegal County Councillor has called for an end to political parties being funded by public funding.The State currently provides €14.3m every year to four political parties: €4.9m to Fine Gael; €3.1m to Labour; €2.8m to Fianna Fail; and €1.8m to Sinn Fein, and €1.67 to independents.Cllr Dessie Shiels raised his concerns at Mondays Donegal County Council meeting, However, only one other councillor, Ian McGarvey, supported his call for members of the Dail to repeal all existing legislation regarding these payments.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Cllr Shiels said despite the lack of support in the chamber, the current system needs to change…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/shielspayments.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil to consider webcasting its monthly meetingsNext articleDerry residents urged to be aware of the risk of “creeper burglaries” admin Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By admin – April 14, 2015 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

Preview: Hearts could be pushed into relegation zone

first_imgThough attention will be on the long title race this weekend, the final Glo Premier League games of 2012 would also focus on the relegation scrap.Both ends of the table continue to produce interesting twists and turns and the dramatic last weekend is expected to be no different from the start of the league.The competition heads into the penultimate stage of the first round with matches on Saturday and Sunday.Two fixtures will come on Saturday as Wa All Stars who are struggling to move clear of the bottom ranks of the table welcome AshantiGold to the Wa Park.The Blues, at home will be challenging for all three points while a win for the Miners could lift them into the top four before the next day matches.Real Tamale United sitting at the foot of the table and winless in 13 matches could steal a win finally at the Baba Yara Stadium against Liberty Professionals who were 5-1 winners over Berekum Chelsea on Boxing Day. On Sunday, Hearts of Oak who are two points clear of the drop could be sent into the relegation zone if they fail to win their last league match before the turn of the year.The Phobians, winless in their last five consecutive games meet with Medeama at the Accra Sports Stadium and a defeat could push them down if Tema Youth win at home.New Edubiase will host leaders Aduana Stars at the Gyamfi Park while Chelsea entertain Amidaus Professionals at the Golden City Park.The Kumasi derby will see Asante Kotoko attempt to continue their climb up the table when they battle King Faisal.Tema Youth caught up in the relegation fight will take on Berekum Arsenals at the Tema Stadium. After two successive defeats, Ebusua Dwarfs will try to get it right when Heart of Lions comes visiting at the Robert Mensah Stadium.last_img read more