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first_img Show Comments ▼ Google whatsapp whatsapp IF GOOGLE pays $6bn for Groupon, it will be a staggering achievement for the start-up’s founders. The firm, which was valued at $1.35bn in Spring of this year, is expected to pull in revenues of $500m this year: that means Google’s offer is worth a staggering twelve times sales. But normal rules don’t apply in the world of fast-growing start-ups; with $500m of sales in its second full-year, Groupon is expanding at a scorching rate. Even the titans of the web industry, like eBay and Google, didn’t have such impressive revenues in such a short space of time. Nor were any of them in the black, as Groupon is. The real question is whether Google can make the acquisition work. YouTube, bought by the web giant for $1.65bn in November 2006, still hasn’t turned a profit. In fact, outside of search, Google has struggled to make money. Its laudable projects in mapping, books and voice recognition might have pleased consumers and geeks alike – but they barely make a dime. Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:18 pm Share Tags: NULL KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Prooflast_img read more

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Social casino dashboard: Q1 2021

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Social gaming BV1sion is a H2 Gambling Capital partner companyFor more information [email protected] Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bv1sion presents headline metrics on the social casino market, following a year which saw operators benefit from lockdowns across major markets 4th February 2021 | By contenteditorcenter_img Regions: Africa Asia Canada Europe LATAM UK & Ireland US Social gaming Social casino dashboard: Q1 2021 Email Addresslast_img read more

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Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a property investment company that is particularly interested in African real estate assets. The company mainly deals with US dollar and Euro denominated medium to long term leases with high quality global graded tenants. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited also operates in Morocco. Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya and Zambia. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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How I plan to invest £300 a month in UK shares for a passive income of £20k

first_img Harshil Patel | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 Everybody has different financial goals. Some are looking to supplement their pensions, some to retire a little earlier than they otherwise could. And some aim to create enough passive income to retire very early. Any of these goals can potentially be achieved by investing in UK shares.The full UK State Pension currently provides just £175.20 per week of retirement income. That’s £9,110 annually. The age at which individuals can claim their state pension is currently 66 and is set to rise to 68 between 2044 and 2046.5G 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…Rising life expectancies combined with a smaller working population are likely to add pressure to State Pension funding. This could result in a further rise in the state pension age.I’d rather not have to rely on the state in my retirement. To provide an additional passive income for life, I’ll need to build a suitably-sized investment pot. I plan to do so by investing in a selection of good-quality UK shares.How much to invest?First I’d need to calculate how much passive income I’d need. As an example, let’s say I require £20,000 per year. Next, I’d estimate when I want to start withdrawing an income from my investment. As an early investor, I assume I have 35 years before I want to supplement my pension.I calculate that I’d need a total investment pot of £500,000 to be able to withdraw a £20,000 income. This is calculated using a commonly used safe withdrawal rate of 4% — that is, the maximum a retiree can withdraw every year without running out of money.Although £500,000 may seem like a large amount, when I have many years for my investment to grow, one might be surprised how small an investment is required. My calculations suggest that I’d only need to invest £300 per month to reach this goal.To reach this figure, I assume my investment in suitable UK shares achieves the long-term average stock market return of 7% per year. However, I believe that by learning more and investing wisely, it’s possible to return a far greater return. I’d say that an annual investment return of 10%-15% is quite achievable.Over a long period like 35 years, the magic of compounding really can significantly enlarge the total investment pot. For example, at a 10% annual return, the investment pot could grow to over £1m instead.Or put another way, it would be possible to build a £500,000 pot eight years earlier. Thus enabling me to have a £20,000 passive income in 27 years instead of 35 years.How UK shares can boost investment returnsUK shares include companies of varying types and sizes. I’d say it’s worth considering diversifying investments across small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap stocks.By researching UK shares in sources such as The Motley Fool, I like to find companies that demonstrate growing earnings, a strong return on capital, stable cash flows, and a resilient balance sheet.Stable and established large-cap stocks might include Persimmon, Unilever, and Diageo.Growing mid-cap stocks could include Volex, Yougov and Strix.And cheap small-cap stocks might include Sylvania Platinum, Somero Enterprises, and SCS. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” How I plan to invest £300 a month in UK shares for a passive income of £20k Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Harshil Patel owns shares in Strix Group, Persimmon, Volex and YouGov. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Somero Enterprises, Inc., and Unilever. 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. See all posts by Harshil Patel Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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.last_img read more

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NC bishop named Episcopal Relief & Development board member

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is pleased to welcome the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, to its Board of Directors.  Prior to his installment in 2000, Bishop Curry served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland, implementing social development programs that improved the lives of children and youth in inner-city neighborhoods.  In his current role, he has been a champion of Episcopal Relief & Development’s work, and spearheaded diocesan efforts in support of the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund, the organization’s church-wide campaign to raise awareness and funds for malaria prevention.  Bishop Curry also served as co-Chair of the national NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund Campaign Advisory Committee.“It is an honor to welcome my brother bishop, Michael Curry, to the Board of Episcopal Relief & Development,” said the Rt. Rev. Robert J. O’Neill, Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado and Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors.  “He is a prophetic voice within our Church for social justice and community engagement, and his visionary leadership will be a blessing to this organization.”As Bishop Curry joins the board, Dr. Catherine “Katy” George steps down, having completed her final term.  Dr. George is a Director in McKinsey & Company’s New Jersey office and a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Providence, NJ.“I am immensely grateful to Katy George for her dedicated service on the Board of Episcopal Relief & Development,” said Rob Radtke, the organization’s President.  “Her contributions as Chair of the External Affairs Committee and as a member of the advisory committee for the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund have helped the organization achieve greater success and increase visibility within the Episcopal Church and beyond.”Bishop Curry joins Episcopal Relief & Development’s 21-member Board effective January 1, 2013.  Board members are invited to serve three-year terms, which may be renewed once.“On behalf of everyone at Episcopal Relief & Development, I want to thank Bishop Curry for agreeing to serve on our Board of Directors,” Radtke commented.  “His guidance and expertise will be invaluable as we seek to raise the organization to the next level and engage more deeply with partner communities, Episcopal churches and peer organizations.”As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating under the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development is presently governed by a 21-member Board of Directors that includes clergy and lay leaders from around the country. The Honorary Chair of the Board is the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and the Chair of the Board is the Rt. Rev. Robert J. O’Neill, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. Members of the Board are nominated by the Presiding Bishop and the Chair of the Board of Episcopal Relief & Development, with assistance from the Board’s Governance Committee. New members are then elected by the Board, and this decision is ratified by the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.For more information about the Board of Directors, please visit http://www.er-d.org/BoardofDirectors/. Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (1) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm Amen. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Relief & Development, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Jan 10, 2013 Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem People Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ V. Tupper Morehead, MD, MDiv, TSSF says: Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS NC bishop named Episcopal Relief & Development board member Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

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Social Enterprise Index offers £25,000 in prizes

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 July 2012 | News Tagged with: social enterprise Trading UK social enterprises are being invited to apply to be listed on the RBS SE100 Index, a list of the top 100 social enterprises based on turnover. A £25,000 prize fund is on offer to the best performers by growth, impact and for new comers.Now in its third year, the RBS SE100 aims to track the growth and impact of social enterprises, in order to demonstrate these to investors, partners, policy makers and customers.There is no charge to enter.Entries should be submitted by 30 August 2012.www.se100.net  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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.  57 total views,  1 views today Social Enterprise Index offers £25,000 in prizeslast_img read more

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New library operations hope to attract more guests

first_imgPatrons spend time in the Fort Worth Public Library’s central branch in downtown Fort Worth. (Photo by Nicole Hawkins, TCU 360) Nicole Hawkins Twitter Alumna founds collegiate jewelry line Nicole Hawkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-hawkins/ Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printPatrons spend time in the Fort Worth Public Library’s central branch in downtown Fort Worth. (Photo by Nicole Hawkins, TCU 360)Fort Worth’s libraries are staying open later and establishing uniform hours of operation in hopes of attracting more patrons. About 14 percent of Fort Worth residents have library cards, Manya Shorr, the library director, said. Library officials want to double that number over the next few years. In addition to expanding hours, the library is planning to have more community events and pop-up locations in underserved areas of the city.The library’s plan was formed with community input in mind. (Graphic provided by the Fort Worth Public Library.)These changes are part of a strategic plan to position the library to better serve the community, Shorr said. Budget constraints in the aftermath of the economic collapse of 2008 forced the city to slash hours of operation and programming at the library. “This is going to be a big thing for Fort Worth because they’ve been living with these terrible hours for a long time,” Shorr said.  Shorr said the library will be open between 15 to 20 hours more per week than its locations have been in the past. The Strategic Services Plan, which outlines the library’s goals for 2019 to 2021, has one major theme: “more,” Shorr said. The library created the plan, which was approved by City Council on Feb. 5, by first identifying issues in Fort Worth. The library hosted four community meetings throughout the city, a leadership breakfast with around 30 local organizations and both online and paper surveys to get feedback from residents about the issues they faced, Shorr said.“Across the board, we heard Fort Worth has a transportation issue,” Shorr said. The Fort Worth Public Library has 16 locations, the vast majority of them within the Interstate 820 loop, hindering “quality library experiences” for residents living in other areas of the city far from library branches, Shorr said.“What the plan says is, ‘How can we be creative with expanding our service offerings?’” Shorr said. “Do we actually need a 15,000-square-foot building or is there a pop-up model, for example, or is there an opportunity for us to have a small library in a grocery store or in a shopping mall?”Although this solution isn’t necessarily solving transportation issues, it’s helping to “bridge the gap” for residents to have access to their public library, Shorr said.The Fort Worth Public Library’s downtown location is one of 16 branches preparing to implement the new strategic plan. (Photo by Nicole Hawkins, TCU 360)The goals outlined in the strategic plan are not well defined, which is why the library’s first step is to set out “measurements” for these goals, like increasing the number of residents who have active library cards from 14 percent to the “mid-30s, if not more,” Shorr said.Although this is an “achievable” goal within the next few years, there are many plans for which the library simply isn’t ready, Shorr said.“Part of the next year or so is just repositioning ourselves to get ready to even start achieving some of these goals,” Shorr said. Shorr hopes that the library will become an essential part of people’s lives and “embedded in our community.” Nicole Hawkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-hawkins/ Nicole Hawkins is a journalism and political science double major from Tucson, Arizona. When Nicole’s not reporting, you’ll likely find her talking politics, iced coffee in hand. Mayoral candidates talk transportation, education, discrimination in Fort Worth Nicole Hawkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-hawkins/ Facebook ReddIt Nicole Hawkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-hawkins/ Students raise voices at annual poetry slam ReddIt Facebook What we’re reading: Biden’s running for president + posts Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Previous articleOffensive woes doom men’s basketball on senior night against No. 18 Kansas StateNext articleThe 25th Amendment – A coup or not? Nicole Hawkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Minister blames US embargo for low number of Cubans online

first_img News Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas CubaAmericas Organisation RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Reporters Without Borders took issue today with comments by Cuban communications minister Ramiro Valdes yesterday describing the Internet as a “tool for global extermination” and as a “wild colt” that needed to be tamed.Valdes also insisted that, if few Cubans were online, this was due to a US embargo that prevented Cuba from have decent Internet connections. In Reporters Without Borders’ view, it is in fact due to the Cuban government’s desire to control the flow of information throughout the country.“The US embargo prevents Cuba from connecting to the Internet by underwater cable and this obviously does not favour development of the Internet, but we published a report in October that shows that the authorities deliberately restrict online access,” the press freedom organisation said.“It would anyway have been astonishing if a country that has no independent radio or TV station or newspaper did allow unrestricted access to the Internet,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “We await the creation of a better Internet connection via Venezuela, as the minister announced, and we will then see if the government finally allows its citizens access to an uncensored Internet.”Valdes made these comments, which were reported by the Associated Press, at the opening of a conference on communications technologies in Havana. He also accused the United States of using the Internet to “undermine the communist government.”Going online in Cuba – Internet under surveillance (extract of the October 2006 report) :”With less than 2 per cent of the population online, Cuba is one of the world’s most backward countries as regards Internet usage. The worst off by far in Latin America and with a thirteenth of Costa Rica’s usage, it is down there with Uganda or Sri Lanka. This is quite surprising in a country that boasts one of the highest levels of education in the world. The authorities blame this disastrous situation on the US trade embargo, which supposedly prevents them from getting the equipment they need for Internet development. In particular, they say they are unable to use underwater fibre optic cable to connect to the Internet outside Cuba and are therefore reduced to using costly and less effective satellite links.This may indeed explain the slowness of the Cuban Internet and the endless lines outside Internet cafes. But in no way does it justify the system of control and surveillance that has been put in place by the authorities. In a country where the media are under the government’s thumb, preventing independent reports and information from circulating online has naturally become a priority.An investigation carried out by Reporters Without Borders revealed that the Cuban government uses several mechanisms to ensure that the Internet is not used in a “counter-revolutionary” fashion. Firstly, the government has more or less banned private Internet connections. To visit websites or check their e-mail, Cubans have to use public access points such as Internet cafes, universities and “Youth computing centers” where it is easier to monitor their activity. Then, the Cuban police has installed software on all computers in Internet cafes and big hotels that triggers an alert message when “subversive” key-words are noticed.The regime also ensures that there is no Internet access for its political opponents and independent journalists, for whom reaching news media abroad is an ordeal. The government also counts on self-censorship. In Cuba, you can get a 20-year prison sentence for writing a few “counter-revolutionary” articles for foreign websites, and a five-year one just for connecting with the Internet in an illegal manner. Few people dare to defy the state censorship and take such a risk.”Read the full report————————Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org May 6, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders took issue today with comments by Cuban communications minister Ramiro Valdes yesterday describing the Internet as a “tool for global extermination” and as a “wild colt” that needed to be tamed. Valdes also insisted that, if few Cubans were online, this was due to a US embargo that prevented Cuba from have decent Internet connections. In Reporters Without Borders’ view, it is in fact due to the Cuban government’s desire to control the flow of information throughout the country. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet February 13, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister blames US embargo for low number of Cubans online October 15, 2020 Find out more News October 12, 2018 Find out more News RSF_en last_img read more

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