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Goldman traders to join KKR

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The omnichannel opportunity

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “It is natural for people in organisations to focus on the areas they are responsible for,” Brown said, “But I think to have a truly successful long-term omnichannel approach there must be common goals for retail and online staff, or within the organisation as a whole, to have the utmost effect. He said: “There are so many features that we can deliver today and develop in the future that will just continue to enhance the view of the player and therefore how to tailor the experience to that individual. I think the omnichannel opportunity really starts and ends with the vision of where you want to take it.” “I believe a successful omnichannel approach should include an objective of how to pair the online and offline to enhance one another, perhaps rather than ‘mirror’ each other. Online should be seen as a way not only to support your retail customers’ online experience, but also for online to drive customers towards the retail assets. Accelerating the switch online “You have some companies that are doing some great things for fintech and payments products in the retail side such as Everi, and those can be linked very well into the online and offline strategy and technologies,” Brown added. “I think this gives a lot of opportunities for operators to engage actively and protect players with a better view of their profiles across both retail and online industries. As an example, we have withdrawal locks on our online systems at GiG, where the players cannot play with funds requested to be withdrawn. It’s a very popular feature for the players and has also been a key driver in loyalty and retention.” “Beyond rewards and wallet, you then need to be able to bridge forwards into other items: solving customer issues with a joined-up approach and bringing that into CRM, and customer messaging to drive engagement in both online and in-venue.” The omnichannel opportunity GiG welcomed a series of new clients last year as it realigned its focus to B2B services following the sale of its B2C segment to Betsson Group. The strength of its omnichannel services was evident by around 80% of those new clients being retail organisations in the process of making the move online. “You must, of course, have elements of your online offering that capture what has made your retail business successful, but simply seeking to mirror your retail operation may cause you to miss out on opportunities.” Mutual benefits Brown is clearly passionate about the potential for omnichannel and its impact on businesses and the sector as a whole. Greater oversight While Covid-19 has accelerated the migration online, Brown said interest in omnichannel has been particularly prevalent in regions such as Eastern Europe and Latin America, with regulatory changes and greater digital penetration leading to an uptick in demand and new openings. Brown has enthusiastically grasped the opportunity to help businesses appreciate the long-term potential of omnichannel, which go far beyond the initial advantages of combined wallets and loyalty schemes.  “It is important to identify those areas from the retail gambling experience that can be ‘mirrored’ online; but it is also important to consider adapting them and creating something new. For example, if you have an exclusive VIP room, should you close that section off to a broader audience online, or position it towards an aspirational rewards programme? Tech & innovation While online might be considered a safe harbour for traditional retail operators facing turbulent times, in the longer term both sides can expect mutual benefits. Technology that is prominent in retail can be brought into the online sphere, while online can also be used to drive customers towards retail premises. Tags: omnichannel That is the view of Richard Brown, chief executive of Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), a supplier that has made retail-to-online transformation its core offering over the last 12 months. Richard Brown looks at the breadth of short and long-term benefits presented by the switch online… “The subject matter and scope of what is possible to build over time with a focus on omnichannel is often naturally overlooked,” Brown added. “Operators will focus on first steps, which is the correct thing to do, but they can sometimes lose sight of what the long-term potential for expanding omni can be. However, Brown has advised operators that are hastily going ‘omni’ to make addressing the gap between retail and online divisions an urgent priority. Richard joined GiG in 2016 as managing director for GiG Media. He progressed to chief digital officer, and then chief operating officer. In November 2019 Richard was appointed as CEO. Richard is responsible for aligning the business to the strategic initiatives, and leading the company into future growth. While operators will obviously be enticed by the prospect of a boost in revenue and greater engagement, Brown notes that the latter also allows for greater customer care and oversight of problem gambling. 27th January 2021 | By Josephine Watson Operators must encourage retail and online divisions to interact more effectively to realise fully the opportunities afforded by an omnichannel approach. “For example, in-venue floor staff could have conversion KPIs for retail to online and retail management could have targets to increase conversion from 10% of walk-in to 20%.” “The capacity to link up player behaviour provides a real opportunity to tackle responsible gaming issues and protect players – especially important in markets where there is still a larger retail market than online,” he said. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Product & technology Sportsbook Platform Land-based entities around the world have been eagerly launching or enhancing digital services amid the impact of Covid-19 on footfall, with regulatory and behavioral changes also contributing to migration from brick-and-mortar to apps and websites. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgFMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileFMBcapital Holdings (FMBCH) is the Mauritius based holding company for the FMBcapital Group and was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in September 2017 following a one for one share swap with First Merchant Bank of Malawi shareholders. FMBCH has banking and finance operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is primarily an investment holding company with interests as follows: First Capital Bank, Malawi – 100% (established June 1995)First Capital Bank, Botswana – 38,60% (established July 2008)Capital Bank Mozambique – 70% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank, Zambia – 49% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank in association with Barclays – 62% (acquired October 2017) Through its subsidiaries, FMBCH offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to both corporate and retail sectors. The Global Credit Rating Co. has consistently given FMB an annual Long Term Rating of A+ and a Short Term Rating of A1 since 2007. FMBcapital Holdings Plc is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Tirupati Graphite share price is up 20%+ so far today – here’s why

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Grab your free report – while it’s online.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Andy Ross | Wednesday, 9th June, 2021 The Tirupati Graphite (LSE: TGR) share price is up almost 22% today as I write. I’ll confess I’d never heard of the company until this morning when The Daily Telegraph reported that its new material could be revolutionary. Like seriously game changing. What’s happening at Tirupati Graphite?It was reported that the graphene producer has had success in creating a graphene-aluminium composite material. It could replace copper wires in planes. The new material could replace copper wiring because it’s lighter than copper. It can also be manufactured at scale. And airlines should be on board because lighter aircraft are cheaper to run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Rolls-Royce has told the media that it has had preliminary discussions with Tirupati Graphite. That has helped add credibility to the potential of the company.Could the share price go higher?I think the shares could go higher, primarily because the increased awareness has put this little-known company on many more investors’ radars now. That could drive demand for the shares. If it makes progress, then there’s plenty of room to grow from a market capitalisation of only £92m.The company has support from successful fund manager Gervais Williams of Premier Miton. He is quoted as saying that the mining activities of Tirupati Graphite alone support the valuation. That indicates that, in his view, the share price could go higher.If in the coming weeks the company can update on any other preliminary discussions with firms in the aerospace sector, that could give the Tirupati Graphite share price a major boost.What are the risks?There’s quite a bit of risk with this share, of course. First, there’s an immediate risk that a 19% share price rise in one day, based on one media article, is too much of a rise in such a short space of time.More fundamentally, Tirupati operates in Madagascar and India. Operating so far from the UK and in potentially a very different business environment adds some more risk, I feel.  I’d think Tirupati also has high costs because it’s a fully integrated graphite and graphene producer with primary mining and processing facilities. That has advantages in terms of controlling all the processes from mining raw materials to selling the graphite at the end. On the other hand, it adds complexity and cost to the business as well.There’s also some way to go before the flake graphite it produces is widely adopted and used. It’s not a case of this announcement meaning there will be a guaranteed flood of orders.Lastly, the company has only just listed on the UK stock exchange, which always adds some risk. We’ve seen other IPOs do badly. That said, others have done well so it’s not a given that this is a risk. Overall, while this news is undoubtedly exciting, I’ll be avoiding Tirupati Graphite shares for now. It strikes me as still a very speculative stock. When it comes to mining, I much prefer the look of Sylvania Platinum, which I’m likely to add to my portfolio soon. The Tirupati Graphite share price is up 20%+ so far today – here’s why See all posts by Andy Ross Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Wayne Barnes provides clarity on the always heavily debated Head Contact Process

first_imgTuesday Mar 30, 2021 Wayne Barnes provides clarity on the always heavily debated Head Contact Process The World Rugby Player Welfare and Laws Symposium 2021 has kicked off with a renewed commitment to foster a safer and more accessible game for future generations. A few videos have been released, including these below that explain exactly how referees and officials deal with head contact in the sport. ADVERTISEMENTThere have been a huge amount of controversial decisions, and suspensions, of late, many of which have been to do with what has been deemed as illegal contact with the head.With a significant amount of former players suffering from early onset dementia and possible CTE, the sports governing body are doing all they can to make rugby safer and avoid these very serious implications for players down the line, and indeed, for themselves.“This symposium is an essential part of our work to make the game safer,” said Chief Executive Alan Gilpin from the symposium.“Since its inception, the aim of this group has been to bring together the rugby family and outside experts to discuss, debate and ultimately pursue strategies that can advance physical and mental welfare, and most importantly, strategies that will reduce the risk of injury at all levels.“If we are to successfully deliver on this mission, we need to hear all voices within the debate – everyone in the family has a say and a role. And we will be listening.”In the video below referee Wayne Barnes explains how head contact is ruled, detailing the exact process that officials take.ADVERTISEMENT“Medical science and knowledge is ever-evolving,” continued Gilpin.“Rugby will continue to evolve with it to further reduce the risk of injury, but also to further support players with mental wellbeing issues during and after their careers. We will consider the latest research, examine the latest technological developments that can aid concussion identification and management, and discuss how the rugby family can play a role in long-term health.“Through the knowledge, expertise, dedication and passion in this virtual forum – medics, scientists, researchers, players, coaches, referees and laws experts – I am excited about the momentum that we can continue to build in the priority area of player welfare.”Joe Schmidt explains how the current laws and systems governing head contact came to be.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 11 WEEKS AGO Most unnecessary red card of the season may… 11 WEEKS AGO Who did it better? Full backs make stunning… 11 WEEKS AGO The full story of THAT brutal Jesse Kriel… 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 ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

Z-5 Design Building / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects

first_img Israel CopyApartments, Residential•Ramat Hasharon, Israel Photographs Apartments Z-5 Design Building / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950907/z-5-design-building-amir-mann-ami-shinar-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Omri Amsalem Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  8500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners Area Area of this architecture project Z-5 Design Building / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar ArchitectsSave this projectSaveZ-5 Design Building / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar ArchitectsSave this picture!© Omri Amsalem+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share 2019 Projects CopyAbout this officeAmir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and PlannersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialRamat HasharonOn FacebookIsraelPublished on November 07, 2020Cite: “Z-5 Design Building / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects” 06 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?以色列Z-5设计公寓 / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950907/z-5-design-building-amir-mann-ami-shinar-architects Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: RevitArchitect In Charge:Ami ShinarDesign Team:Barak Levy, Yahav LedererClients:Zalman Zecharya InvestmentsEngineering And Construction:Yaacov GuttmanLandscape:Noga AltarCollaborators:Zigi Zohar, Lobby designEngineering:Yaacov GuttmanConstruction:Yaacov GuttmanCity:Ramat HasharonCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Omri AmsalemRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Following our award winning Z Design building of 2013, Z-5 building, completed recently, takes even a further step in sharpening the “villa in the air” concept. We aim to present here another alternative typology vs. the too common “apartment block”, so typical of contemporary residential architecture all around us.Save this picture!© Omri AmsalemSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Omri AmsalemThe plan is basically simple, comprised of four units per floor. But there is no “typical floor”. By rotating some of the 33 units and subtracting others in certain floors, we break the uniform block: a three dimensional composition is achieved. Thus, while all apartments are “planted” around the building core, each is almost disconnected from its neighbors. As a by-product of this composition, various private roof terraces are created, some are small -15 sqm, and some large – 100 sqm.Save this picture!© Omri AmsalemThe structure is basically 35 cm thick cast in place concrete slabs with no columns inside any of the units. exterior walls are cladded with dry mounted off-white granite. Living rooms and some adjacent bedrooms are enclosed by aluminum and glass curtain walls, enhancing the contrast between transparency and opaqueness.Save this picture!© Omri AmsalemProject gallerySee allShow lessJincheng Community, The Multi-purpose Public Space / Studio Dali ArchitectsSelected ProjectsTwo Houses on the Mont Vully / jomini & zimmermann architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:HaSadot St 13, Ramat Hasharon, IsraelLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Oxfam’s e-mail newsletter incorporates video

first_imgOxfam’s e-mail newsletter incorporates video In fact, the videos and newsletter are not hosted on Oxfam’s own Web site but on that of their partner Streamcity, which handle Web streaming, video streaming and Flash video services. Howard Lake | 12 August 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam GB’s August 2004 supporters e-mail newsletter is incorporating video to add impact to the news.The newsletter contains seven summary news items which link to the charity’s Web site. Two of them, including the lead story, include links to videos. These feature Oxfam’s work with ‘nightdwellers’ in Kitgum, Uganda, and a visit by actress Michelle Collins to an Oxfam-funded project in Armenia.The videos are not of course downloaded with the e-mail newsletter. Instead, the reader clicks on them as suggested and views a Web-based version of the newsletter which launches the video. You can, however, view the videos from relevant pages on the Oxfam site. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual givinglast_img read more

Abbey invites applications to be its Charity of the Year

first_imgAbbey invites applications to be its Charity of the Year About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Financial services company Abbey is inviting UK charities to apply to becomes its Charity of the Year for 2010.Abbey’s first charity of the year was Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2008, and it raised over £141,000 for it. The 2009 charity is Help the Hospices and the company expects to beat its £100,000 target.Abbey has over 1,300 branches and nine key locations across the UK. Sheralee Morris, its Community Relations Manager, said: “With two consecutive years of brilliant volunteering and fundraising initiatives with Abbey staff, we’re keen to continue this commitment for another worthy cause. Abbey employs over 24,000 employees across the UK so there is real scope to exceed all targets and make it our most successful partnership to date.” Advertisement For the Charity of the Year initiative, Abbey will contribute to a specific project or projects and drive awareness of the project and charity partnership. In the past, Abbey has provided a playroom, a three-year arts programme and a helpline.The closing date for applications is 30 June 2009.www.aboutabbey.comcenter_img  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 May 2009 | Newslast_img read more

Crop Tour Illinois Corn Yield Averages Over 180

first_img By Andy Eubank – Aug 23, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Crop Tour Illinois Corn Yield Averages Over 180 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleScout Now to Prepare Harvest PlanNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 24, 2017 Andy Eubank Wednesday-tour-wrapupIf one thing is proven along the Eastern Leg of the 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour, it is that much of the corn and soybean fields from Ohio across to Iowa has been through some sort of stress during the growing season. Variability in population, pollination and ear size is being seen by most scouts making the trek, and it was evident that corn in the Hawkeye State was challenged since planting began.Usually August brings hot weather to Iowa and helps get the right amount of GDUs, or Growing Degree Units, to the corn. This week, however, highs are in the Mid-70s and the corn is needing some 200 GDUs to finish up.One thing that the Iowa soybean crop is in need of is rain and the sooner the better.On Wednesday night, Farm Journal released their data for Illinois. Corn yields came in at 180.72 and soybeans, which are measured by the number of pods in a 3 foot by 3 foot square, were figured to be 1230.77.Our HAT tour report Ty Higgins added the following notes from points west of Indiana:Get ready for day number four of the Farm Journal Midwest crop tour will start in Iowa City, Iowa and make our way to Rochester, Minnesota. As far as some of the things we saw yield-wise for the corn throughout Illinois and Iowa yesterday on our route, which went from Bloomington, Illinois up to the northwestern part of the state of Illinois, about an hour west of Chicago, starting in Ogle County in Oregon, Illinois. Corn there came in at 110 and we ranged anywhere from 110 to 172 for Illinois.We crossed over into Iowa at Savannah over the Mississippi, and our first reading there was 116, but then we ended up getting as high as 203 for the yield checks in the Hawkeye state.As for the soybeans, of course they’re measured in a 3 x 3′ square and we varied there too but not nearly as much as what the corn varied. We got a reading from 414 on up to 1932 pods in a 3 x 3′ square, but for the most part counts were right around 1100 to 1300 and beans were looking pretty nice here throughout Illinois and Iowa. We wrap up later on this evening in Rochester, Minnesota and that’ll put a bowtie on the 2017 tour.You can ride right along with the scouts all this week by following the tour online at  www.FarmJournalPro.com. You can also keep track of the progress on twitter with #fjtour17. Crop Tour Illinois Corn Yield Averages Over 180last_img read more

Another foreign radio station falls victim to “Great Wall of the airwaves”

first_imgNews News August 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another foreign radio station falls victim to “Great Wall of the airwaves” RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Reacting to the recently-launched jamming of radio Sound-of-Hope, like Radio Free Asia and Voice of America before it, Reporters Without Borders today condemned China’s latest advance in the construction of a “Great Wall of the airwaves.””Beijing is stepping up its control of both the airwaves and the Internet,” the press freedom organisation said. “Chinese radio listeners and Internet users only have a right to news and information controlled by the government.”Based in San Francisco, Sound-of-Hope broadcasts four hours a day of news and cultural programmes to China from transmitters outside of the country. Significant jamming has been noted in many Chinese cities including Dalian, Fuzhou and Xinjiang since June. At the behest of the National Security Bureau, Public Security Bureau and General Military Intelligence Sector II, its programmes are being drowned out by music or by the broadcasts of China’s Central Radio Station. At best, listeners can catch the odd phrase. At worst, Sound-of-Hope can no longer be heard at all.Similar jamming was already reported last October by the Voice of Tibet (based in Norway), the BBC World Service, Voice of America and Radio Free Asia. Thanks to transmitters, antennae and other equipment supplied by the French company Thalès, the government has been able to improve its jamming capabilities and can now effectively block shortwave broadcasts by foreign radio stations based in Europe and central Asia. Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures to go furtherlast_img read more