24 Aug

Dr Fortuno by Ygddrasil

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Slots Companies: Yggdrasil Yggdrasil brings a new kind of jackpot to the industry in its game of the year, Dr Fortuno. The mysterious Ringmaster invites players to his blackjack table and slot game for their chance to hit his shared countdown jackpot. There’s a whole world of winning potential to explore in Dr Fortuno’s realm. Casino & gamescenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 24th April 2019 | By Aaron Noy Yggdrasil brings a new kind of jackpot to the industry in its game of the year, Dr Fortuno. The mysterious Ringmaster invites players to his blackjack table and slot game for their chance to hit his shared countdown jackpot. There’s a whole world of winning potential to explore in Dr Fortuno’s realm.You can play a demo of the slot here! Dr Fortuno by Ygddrasillast_img read more

12 Jul

Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) Q12020 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2020 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

17 Jun

STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLC

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: Western Window Systems Photographs Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio LLC Area Area of this architecture project STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLCSave this projectSaveSTAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLC 2013 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/510479/staab-residence-chen-suchart-studio-2 Clipboard Projects Verge Design, Joby Dutton Photographs:  Matt Winquist Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Matt Winquist+ 32 Share CopyAbout this officeChen + Suchart Studio LLCOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesScottsdaleUnited StatesPublished on May 28, 2014Cite: “STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLC” 28 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 United States Area:  279 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project AED Structural Engineers Inc, Christopher J. Sosnowski CopyHouses•Scottsdale, United States Project Team:Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart, Thamarit SuchartCity:ScottsdaleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matt WinquistRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The context for this site consists of larger homes on one-acre lots.  Aesthetically, the neighboring houses’ architectural language is more often than not, associated with speculative developer trends and styles, rather than an integrated understanding of the site, the views, and other opportunities.  As a result, the project required a strategy which would edit out the immediate context of this neighborhood while focusing on distant views of the McDowell Mountains to the north and the valley to the south and southwest.  The project also sought to create a protected courtyard space for the backyard and pool area as an immediate focus for the lower level of the house in contrast to the second level taking advantage of the more distant views.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chen + Suchart StudioThe house presents itself as a series of sand-blasted 12-8-16 masonry walls upon which a stainless steel and glass clad volume floats.  The masonry walls are solid with minimal openings in order to edit out the existing context of the neighborhood while also ensuring privacy.  In specific locations associated with the entry courtyard and the outdoor space for a guest bedroom, the masonry gradually opens up its coursing to allow for light and air.  A separate weathering steel plate clad volume to the south houses the garage while also providing privacy to the pool area and backyard from a neighboring house.  Save this picture!Floor PlanEntering into the residence takes one along a monolithic field of desert grasses and through a portal created by two masonry walls and the volume above.  One is ushered into a garden space while being focused on the views north of the McDowell Mountains.  This garden space offers an area of repose in order to mentally dispose of the immediate context of the neighborhood before entering the house. Save this picture!© Matt WinquistUpon entering, the main living space is configured as one uninterrupted volume of space.  These public spaces open immediately to the pool and backyard living areas by means of sliding glass panels that fully disappear.  The entry garden is maintained as part of the living space’s experience by the stair being as visibly open as possible while maintaining definition to the entry area.  Save this picture!© Matt WinquistAn adjacent series of spaces in between two masonry walls house two guest bedrooms each having their own distinctive experiences of the site.  One is focused on the immediate backyard area while the other is focused on the more distant view to the north.  One larger bathroom space separates these two bedrooms while the water closet, walk in shower and bath configuration also maintains a focused view to the north.  Save this picture!Floor PlanThe master suite and office are located in the volume above.  A panoramic view of the McDowell Mountains to the north is offered in each of these second level spaces.  The master bedroom, dressing, and bathroom spaces are configured as one large suite in order to provide an open relationship while emphasizing the panoramic quality of the view to the north.  The roof overhangs located on the south and west sides mitigate the solar heat gain while also providing a patio space overlooking the courtyard space.Save this picture!© Matt WinquistThe upstairs volume is clad in 11 gage 4’ wide stainless steel plate cut to length directly from the coil, and 1” insulated glass panels with a silver colored high performance thermal coating.  The strategy of the cladding for this volume was to create an envelope that would best absorb the environment and allow for a varying perception of color and finish throughout the day. Save this picture!SketchProject gallerySee allShow lessLight Matters: Mashrabiyas – Translating Tradition into Dynamic FacadesArticlesDiamond Hill Crematorium / Architectural Services DepartmentSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/510479/staab-residence-chen-suchart-studio-2 Clipboard Year:  STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLC Construction Company: Structural Engineering: last_img read more

17 Jun

Ancient Farm Renovation / studiomas architetti

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officestudiomas architettiOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseReggio EmiliaItalyPublished on December 05, 2016Cite: “Ancient Farm Renovation / studiomas architetti” 05 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?老农场改造 / Studiomas architetti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 Ancient Farm Renovation / studiomas architettiSave this projectSaveAncient Farm Renovation / studiomas architetti CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Reggio Emilia, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800825/ancient-farm-renovation-studiomas-architetti Clipboard Studio di ingegneria RS srl Manufacturers: OTTOSTUMM, Mogs, T.C.S. Mechanical Engineering: “COPY” Structural Engineering: Studio Cassutti sas Save this picture!© Marco Zanta+ 20 Share Photographs:  Marco Zanta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 Collaborators:Elena Gomiero, Enrico Polato, Devis Durello, Simone SiinoCity:Reggio EmiliaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marco ZantaRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. In the countryside between Parma and Reggio Emilia there are several ancient farms, now abandoned or in ruins. All of them have the same features, so that it is possible to recognize a building type: a compact block on three levels hosting the farmer’s residence, completed by a stretched volume hosting the cattle at the ground floor and the hay at the first floor. The cattleshed has three naves divided by brick columns supporting a vaulted brick ceiling, the barn consists in a big hall opened to the South, with pillars supporting oak trusses and a brick roof; both they are screened from the sun by a deep and high portico with brick paving.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!IsometricSave this picture!© Marco ZantaThe project consist in a conservative restoration of the cattleshed volume and in a renovation of the dwelling spaces. All the existing brick and stone walls, all the brick floors and roofs have been maintened, or, if damaged, they have been dismantled, restored piece by piece and reassembled; the same work has been done for the oak beams, the doors, the iron railings, the stairs and all the elements that it was possible to recover. Therefore in this way a project can preserve the witnesses of a long tale.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Marco ZantaSince the house is located in an active earthquake zone, the structure has been reinforced with steel prosthesis, hidden into the walls, the wood beams and the roofs.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaProject gallerySee allShow lessWendell Burnette Architects Designs “Mirage” Hotel for Saudi Arabia’s 1st UNESCO SiteArchitecture News7 Challenges That Prevent Architectural Originality, and How To Overcome ThemArticles Share Houses Projects “COPY” Ancient Farm Renovation / studiomas architetti Architects: studiomas architetti Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800825/ancient-farm-renovation-studiomas-architetti Clipboard Area:  720 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Italy Year: last_img read more

15 Jun

‘WWP’s politics went further’

first_imgAndyWW photo: Ben CarrollAndy is a student activist and public sector health-care worker in North Carolina. He is currently working as part of the movement to build Student Power Unions, the organizing model used by students in Quebec, Puerto Rico and elsewhere, across North Carolina. He is a member of the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party.I spent most of my teenage years indifferent to politics of any kind, but that didn’t mean I didn’t learn a few things about how capitalist society works. I learned to fear the police after my friends and I were arrested and charged with four different felonies for an act of vandalism on the back wall of a shut down, abandoned grocery store. Around the same time, I learned about how many people are executed every year in the U.S. I saw that capitalist laws highly value even the unused property of business owners, while considering human lives expendable.In my late teens, I was invited by a friend to see a feminist film screening, and it really opened my eyes! The understanding of women’s oppression I got from that film was the first thread that I pulled at to unravel the rest of the fabric of my prior understanding of society. I got involved in a community group fighting sexism. As I worked with other activists, I came to see that women’s oppression, racism, capitalism and LGBTQ oppression are interlinked. I began to work with several different groups fighting around different issues. I didn’t know it yet, but I had already met several of my future Workers World Party comrades in these groups.I was raised to think that communism was the worst evil that humanity had ever known, and that communists were robot-like villains bent on world domination! Today, I know that’s the furthest thing from the truth. I decided to join WWP after I attended a class on the Marxist understanding of the state presented by a young leader of Workers World Party. I was captivated by the systematic and historical analysis that he presented, and I was moved by his personal experiences with police brutality and home invasion. Here was one organization that had a crystal clear, objective understanding of the various struggles and oppressions I had fought against and the connections between them all.But Workers World Party’s politics went further. They had a vision of building a society without capitalism or oppression, and a proven strategy to make that vision a reality. And I saw on the streets and in the community that Workers World Party comrades were working hard to carry that strategy out.I spent the better part of the next year investigating other socialist organizations, and reading opposing viewpoints. I learned a lot in that time. And, having looked into the alternatives I might have chosen, I’m all the more confident that Workers World Party is a communist organization that is really doing the work necessary to bring about a socialist revolution in the U.S. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

Eyewitness account of Charlotte rebellion in response to cops killing Keith Lamont Scott

first_imgThe following article is based on an eyewitness report.  As we go to press on Sept. 21, another rebellion has erupted in Charlotte, N.C.  A protester was shot in the head in downtown Charlotte.  Tear gas is being used on the protesters along with other forms of repression.  The Charlotte police chief claims in an earlier press conference today that Keith Lamont Scott was armed, while eyewitnesses to the shooting say that Scott was reading a book when he was killed.On Sept. 20, an estimated 1,000 protesters shut down northeast Charlotte, N.C., after cops fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old Black man with disabilities, who was waiting for his children to get off the school bus..Protesters started gathering around 6 p.m. outside The Village at College Downs apartments. A couple hours later as the police started to leave the neighborhood where Keith was killed, protesters heroically surrounded their cars and would not allow them to move.It didn’t take long for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to send out cops in full riot gear. Protesters didn’t let up, meeting the cops at every line they made. As soon as it turned dark, CMPD started throwing teargas at protesters, which was thrown back at them in noble resistance. This heroic stand off by the protesters continued for hours.The frontline moved down Old Concord Road, with protesters moving to shut down WT Harris Blvd. Eventually they shut down main highway I-85 from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. During this time the protest continued to escalate, as the righteous people brought much-deserved justice to multiple cop cars and to trucks liberated so their content  could be set ablaze.‘Reading while Black’Scott’s family says he read books while waiting for his children every day. Throughout the night protesters stated over and over that reading while Black is not a crime! CMPD claims he was “armed,” which in an open carry state is not a crime. But we know that the police are pigs who lie to cover up their murders on behalf of capitalists.In 2015, CMPD only killed Black people; in 2016, two of three people killed by CMPD have been Black. Activist organizers and the people mobilizing in Charlotte are fed up with the militarized pigs occupying Black neighborhoods. Cop cars and the private property the police serve to “protect” can be replaced, but Keith will never see his seven children again.September 20 saw multiple heroic acts of  Black self-determination, which shook the pigs and capitalist class to their rotten core. The courageous protesters resisted the pigs at every step of the march, and the struggle for justice is far from over.All forms of rebellion by oppressed people must be supported, especially when our class can truly strike a deep blow right in the heart of capitalism and white supremacy.Justice for #KeithScott! Jail killer cops!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

#FBCensorsPalestine protests rock Facebook

first_imgSept. 30 protest at Facebook’s New York office.Employees leaving Facebook’s New York office on Sept. 30 encountered a boisterous rally outside the social media giant’s plush East Village suites.Chants of “Facebook censors Palestine!” drew attention not only from people in the building and on surrounding sidewalks, but also from a global audience. More than 250,000 viewers watched a live video defiantly streamed on a Facebook page whose Palestinian editors the company had targeted a week earlier: tinyurl.com/FB-NY-protest.The demonstration, organized by Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and supported by the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, the International Action Center, New York City Students for Justice in Palestine, the Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum and the Party for Socialism and Liberation, protested a Sept. 12 agreement between Facebook and Israel to suppress what Israeli officials call Palestinian “incitement” on the social media service.Following the deal, Facebook suspended the accounts of eight administrators at the pages of two major Palestinian news outlets, Shehab News Agency and Quds News Network on Sept. 23, before deleting the page of a third, Safa Press Agency, on Sept. 28.“We know of three more mainstream networks that had the same issue,” New York-based Palestinian activist and Quds co-founder Raja Abdulhaq said. “We are a verified media outlet on Facebook, so we would expect the company to give us a little more respect.” (gizmodo.com, Sept. 26)After widespread criticism, the company restored access to the pages, which have more than 6 million, 5 million and 1 million followers, respectively, calling the suspensions “mistakes.”Deletion of Palestinian content ‘recurring challenge’But Palestinian activists say Facebook’s deletion of Palestinian content, including the profiles and pages of users with fewer contacts and less recourse, is a recurring challenge.In a notorious case, the company removed a photograph of the identity card of an elderly Palestinian woman showing her birth year before the state of Israel’s founding in 1948. Multiple users had posted comments indicating that she was older than the occupation.Even before the Sept. 12 agreement, Facebook had complied with 95 percent of Israel’s requests to delete Palestinian content, boasted Tel Aviv’s “justice minister,” Ayelet Shaked, on Sept. 12.Shaked is herself infamous for advocating the genocide of Palestinians on Facebook, having posted on July 1, 2014, that Palestinian mothers “should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.” (electronicintifada.net, July 7, 2014)Shaked posted her appeal for mass murder on Facebook a day before the kidnapping and burning alive of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Abu Khdair by fanatical Israeli settlers, and six days before Israel’s 51-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip, which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and drew accusations of genocide. Yet Facebook took no action against Shaked’s account.The company was instead happy to meet with her as the head of Israel’s delegation on Sept. 12 and promised to follow her dictates for suppressing Palestinian speech.The New York rally, which also demanded the release of poet Dareen Tatour, astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi and hundreds of other Palestinian political prisoners detained by Israel for their Facebook posts, followed a week of Palestinian protests.On Sept. 25, Palestinian journalists and activists, along with their supporters worldwide, boycotted the site for two hours while protesting its policies on Twitter.According to Palestinian media, 53,304 tweets, posted by 8,128 users with the hashtag #FBCensorsPalestine, were delivered to more than 300 million other Twitter accounts.On Sept. 28, Palestinians in Gaza took the campaign to the streets with a protest outside the office of the U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.“We stand today in condemnation and protest against the ongoing massacre of our rights as Palestinians which Facebook is carrying out,” Safa Press Agency editor Yasser Abu Hin said. (middleeastmonitor.com, Sept. 29)Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

Pensacola People’s Assembly: Justice for Tymar, prison abolition and more!

first_imgOver 100 people packed the gymnasium July 26 at the Fricker Community Center in downtown Pensacola, a Black-majority area. The first Pensacola People’s Assembly was put on by Pensacola Dream Defenders and began with a march to the community center from the home of Tymar Crawford, a Black man killed by Pensacola police. The march was brief but effective in temporarily shutting down several streets. Once inside, speakers from the community spoke about their experiences as Black people in a police state. Dream Defenders served food and provided child care, exemplifying revolutionary self-determination and community-based organizing.The first meeting of the Pensacola People’s Assembly, July 26. (WW photo: Devin Cole)For the second half of the assembly, Dream Defenders read sections of The Freedom Papers, the official manual outlining their goals as a socialist prison abolition group. Attendees were split into groups and asked what they would do if money were not an issue. Many people discussed dreams they have that really should be a reality, but can’t be due to capitalism and the poverty that stems from it. Afterwards there was a discussion of the breakdown of the city of Pensacola’s budget. The revelation was that the police received $32 million, while programs for communities, anti-sexual violence, etc., were given just $30,000. The Assembly discussed how the money should be reallocated. The consensus was clear: Distribute the money to the community—​to the masses! This was only the first People’s Assembly; there will be more. Demands for justice can be drowned out by reactionary politics and exploitative tourism no more! The masses are rising!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

14 Jun

Fewer Acres of GMO Corn in Eastern Indiana

first_img SHARE Fewer Acres of GMO Corn in Eastern Indiana Brett MinettOne area of Indiana where this trend was most notable was Eastern Indiana. Beck’s agronomist for this area, Brett Minett, says this is a trend that has been occurring more and more in his area for the past few years, “For the past 3 years, we have seen more and more growers in this area going with only above ground protection or even using non biotech products.”  He added, with low corn prices, using fungicides on corn is also something that just did not make economic sense, “You need to see about a 10 bpa advantage to spray fungicide on corn. In this area, I just don’t see that happening.”  With corn prices forecast to be down in 2017, he expects this trend to continue. Fewer Acres of GMO Corn in Eastern IndianaKevin Cavanaugh (left)Before the first seed went into the ground this spring, growers knew it was likely to be a year of very thin profits on corn. As a result, many opted to cut production costs by not buying highly-stacked hybrids or, in some areas, even going non-GMO. Dr. Kevin Cavanaugh with Beck’s says this made sense, “The primary concern for stacked hybrids is rootworm; and, if a grower has had this problem, we recommend a stacked hybrid. Corn borer, however, is hit and miss. If a customer is outside the rootworm zone, then he can get away with only above ground protection.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleAnother Indiana Pig Farmer Succeeding in National ContestNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 1, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Fewer Acres of GMO Corn in Eastern Indianalast_img read more

12 Jun

Who ordered armed attack on Voice of Asia media group in Colombo?

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sri Lanka August 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who ordered armed attack on Voice of Asia media group in Colombo? January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en July 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by an attack by about 12 armed men on the premises of media that are part of the Voice of Asia group – including Siyatha TV, Siyatha FM, Real Radio and Vettri FM – in Colombo in the early hours of 30 July. Two employees were injured and firebombs caused extensive damage.Watch an exclusive Reporters Without Borders video of this attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm4rLgPKH_o)“How is such an attack possible in the centre of the capital in a country that is under such tight military control?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “This incident shows that the authorities are either incapable of assuring the safety of the media or lack the political will. We call on President Mahindra Rajapaksa to order an impartial investigation with the aim of identifying those responsible for this attack without delay.”The raid on the Voice of Asia media was carried out at about 1:30 a.m. on 30 July by around 12 masked men although the building is supposed to be under permanent protection. The assailants forced employees to kneel, and hit two of them, before throwing Molotov cocktails that started a fire.A pro-government newspaper recently accused the Voice of Asia media of secretly defending the cause of Gen. Sarath Fonseka, the leading opposition candidate in last January’s presidential election. The newspaper produced no evidence to support the claim.In an interview for Reporters Without Borders, Real Radio editor Kirk Abraham described the attack and stressed that the station was determined to continue despite what had happened. Watch the interview with Abraham: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm4rLgPKH_oSirasa TV, a station belonging to the MTV/MBC group, was the target of a similar attack in Colombo in January 2009 (http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-government-urged-to-punish-06-01-2009,29896….). July 15, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific center_img News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial to go further News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Receive email alertslast_img read more