Intermediate Capital on the hunt for banking sector assets

first_img Intermediate Capital on the hunt for banking sector assets Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof BUYOUT lender Intermediate Capital Group said it would stay on the lookout for investment opportunities as banks, weakened by the debt crisis, look to shed assets.In August, Intermediate Capital bought a €1.4bn (£1.2bn) portfolio of European loans from Royal Bank of Scotland, and the company said yesterday that the sector would throw up further opportunities for deals next year.“We’ll look at opportunities in the banking sector in general,” chief executive Christophe Evain said, adding the situation in Ireland, whose banks have been battered by the country’s sovereign debt crisis, “might become interesting”.The company, which specialises in providing mezzanine financing, said it was also targeting growth in its fund management division and rising profits as gains made on its investments boosted its first half.Pre-tax profit for the six months ended 30 September rose to £105.1m, against £97.7m in the previous six months, and more than 10 times the year-earlier figure.Finance director Philip Keller said the company’s second-half performance would be “fairly similar” to that of the first half, but added that it might not make the same level of capital gains. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Center whatsapp Tuesday 23 November 2010 7:22 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ASA raps Gala Interactive over ‘irresponsible’ ad

first_img Regulator clears Paddy Power Betfair adverts after investigation ASA raps Gala Interactive over ‘irresponsible’ ad Tags: Online Gambling The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has issued a warning to Gala Interactive over its future marketing activities after branding a recent advert “irresponsible”.The watchdog launched an investigation into an advert shown on May 5 this year for the operator’s Galaspins.com website.The ad showed a man playing the ‘Britain’s Got Talent Slingo’ game on his tablet, while at the same time spinning a plate on its side. Other characters looked on and clapped.An accompanying voiceover said: “Ah, the tell-tale signs of a Gala Spins fan. A whirly spin of fun and games, just like the new Britain’s Got Talent Slingo game. Try it now and see if you’ve got the talent. Galaspins.com – now that’s Spincredible.”A single complainant challenged whether the ad implied that gambling involved skill rather than chance, and was therefore seen as socially irresponsible.In its ruling, the ASA said that although the “see if you’ve got the talent” quote was meant as a reference to the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ television show and the plate-spinning character, it “failed to recognise that in the context of the ad it was an invitation to gamble online”.The ASA added: “In that context, the claim therefore implicitly suggested that viewers could exercise a degree of skill or would be able to improve their opportunity to win at a game of chance.“We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible and thereby breached the CAP Code.”As a result, the ASA said the ad must not appear again in its current form and also ordered Gala Interactive to ensure future ads do not suggest “there was a degree of skill in the game”.Meanwhile, the ASA has also issued a ruling on two Paddy Power Betfair adverts that drew a number of complaints relating to the age of the actor.Complainants challenged that the actor was under 25, but Paddy Power Betfair said the character’s clothing “was not associated with youth culture” and he did not behave in an “adolescent, juvenile or loutish way”.The ASA agreed, ruling that the actor’s “smart, muted clothing and stubble” did not portray him as being under 25. The actor was in fact 27.The latest rulings come after the ASA was forced to get involved with complaints related to Bet365 and William Hill adverts during the World Cup. The watchdog examined several ads after they drew 115 complaints from members of the public.Gambling operators in the UK will soon face tougher rules for advertising, after the Gambling Commission last month pledged to take “tougher action” against those that breach regulations.Set to come into effect from October 31, the changes will make it easier for the Commission to sanction operators that break advertising rules, including the ability to impose fines.Gambling companies will also face action for advertising failings by third-party affiliates, while the commission can also punish those that send ‘spam’ marketing emails or texts.Image: Ben Sutherland  12th September 2018 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Star launches #SmashTheHouseDown badminton league campaign

first_img WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – December 16, 2017 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Star launches #SmashTheHouseDown badminton league campaign TAGS#SmashTheHouseDownAjay JayaramAshwini PonappaBadmintonBadminton LeagueHS PrannoyKidambi SrikanthPV SindhuSai PraneethSaina NehwalStar Spots SHARE As the third edition of the marquee badminton tournament is around the corner, the #Baddies are back to #SmashTheHouseDown, in a new film released by Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the forthcoming badminton league.Dressed in their stylish best, the players flaunt their distinctive badminton moves to intimidate competitors, in the new film titled #SmashTheHouseDown. The campaign film features Olympic medalist and World Number 2, PV Sindhu, Commonwealth Games medalist, Saina Nehwal, World Number 3 Kidambi Srikanth and Indian badminton mavericks like HS Prannoy, Ashwini Ponappa, Sai Praneeth, and Ajay Jayaram. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoA Star India spokesperson said, “The Badminton League has transformed the sport of Badminton for Indian sports fans. In the campaign, #SmashTheHouseDown, fans can see aggression of a typical shuttler, coupled with style and the uniqueness to flaunt their skills on or off the court. The league is bigger and better this year, and we are looking forward to some smashing Badminton action.”Fans can catch all the action of the third edition of the league – in fact the fourth one, after a grand success of the Indian Badminton League in 2013 – on the Star Sports network and Hotstar from December 23, 2017 onwards. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter SportBadmintonSports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports NewsNews Latest Sports News Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Rain stops play; South Africa in huge trouble, SA 66/6 (24.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Formula 1 WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket Cricket Previous articleReliance Entertainment releases WWE Mayhem appNext articleUnder pressure from Amazon, Sky-BT sign channel sharing deal Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket Facebook Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore last_img read more

Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and deals in the renting out of commercial and office space in Mauritius. The company owns the Arcades Currimjee located in the Curepipe. Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.last_img read more

AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgAG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe A.G. Leventis Group is a leading manufacturing and distribution company in Nigeria and West Africa supplying a variety of products and services across a range of industries including general dealerships, motor dealerships and real estate. The company has business interests in supplying power and gas products, consumer foods and bakery products and printing supplies as well as offers products and services for the real estate, hotel and commercial vehicles sectors. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc operates through a number of subsidiaries; Leventis Foods Plc, Leventis Motors, Abuja (Capital Motors) Plc, Mainland Hotels, Leventis Real Estate, Druckfarben Nigeria Plc and Chrisstahl Nigeria Plc. The company was established by Chief AG Leventis in Ghana in 1937 and mainly supplied local and imported textile products. It devolved into Leventis Motors Plc, Leventis Stores Plc, Leventis Technical Plc whilst it retained ownership of valuable freehold and leasehold property throughout Nigeria. Through a series of mergers and schemes of arrangement, the independent companies were dissolved and AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc was established. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) Q32019 Presentation

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng)  2019 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Avoid FOMO with stocks that are not GameStop: how I make long-term investments

first_imgAvoid FOMO with stocks that are not GameStop: how I make long-term investments Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. FOMO stands for ‘fear of missing out’. The financial markets have been rising on a tide of FOMO in recent weeks. It began with the GameStop mania that saw some retail investors going head to head with the hedge funds in a short squeeze. Now the excitement spreading across social media continues. This makes it easy to get caught up in the heady euphoria. But that’s just a short-term buzz, and I think long-term investments makes for a better strategy. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 15th February, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Choosing long-term investmentsI think it’s possible to make money from the stock market by following a calm and strategic plan without getting caught up in any FOMO frenzy. Long-term investing provides a steady way to build wealth and gradually compound gains. This is easier if the stock pays dividends, but it’s also possible with regular investing in growth companies.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…To find these potential investments, I have some criteria to look for. Firstly, I want to invest in companies that are well established. I want them to have a competitive edge and to offer something that means they’re still likely to be here far in the future. Then I check their financial state, keeping an eye out for red flags like too much debt or a pension deficit.If all these boxes are ticked, then I look for a dividend and a low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E). In the current bull market, it’s hard to find stocks that meet all the criteria, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t gems out there.Searching for long-term valueThe pandemic has created a deep divide between quality stocks reaching high valuations and stocks with a less certain outlook being potentially undervalued. Some high prices make these stocks risky because they’re priced for perfection. So even slightly bad news could send the share price tumbling. Equally, some unloved stocks will ultimately fail. But between the expensive and cheap there are stocks I believe have a good way to climb.For beginners to investing I think the FTSE 350 is generally considered a safer place to look for long-term investments than the FTSE AIM market. The companies in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have to meet stricter requirements for listing, meaning they are more likely to be well established.I think it’s important to create a diversified portfolio containing stocks from a variety of sectors. This mitigates risk. I also think it’s a good idea to invest regularly. By buying stocks monthly, I can build up my portfolio steadily. It also takes the stress out of trying to time the market. And is one way to offset the risk of buying too high before the market turns bearish.I understand the thrill of a roller-coaster stock-picking ride. But for me, it makes more sense to approach my future with a logical strategy in mind. I’ll be avoiding the FOMO stocks like GameStop and focussing on a long-term investing strategy that builds wealth steadily.last_img read more

New online charity lottery launched

first_img The Globelot Charity Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in Liechtenstein, has set up on online lottery benefiting four international charities.The Globelot Charity Lottery offers a top weekly prize of ‚€20 million in the new SIXplusONE pan-European online game. It pays back 55% of the total stake for winnings and allocates 25% to international charities.The Foundation has developed the online lottery in cooperation with The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, CARE, WWF and Human Rights Watch. All have committed to use the lottery as part of their future fundraising activities in Europe. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 December 2001 | News New online charity lottery launched Betsy Thurston of The International Federation of The Red Cross and Red Crescent explains: “We participate in the Globelot Charity Lottery because it has been developed with us and for us. And we believe that it may be one of themost positive developments in charity fundraising for many years.”SIXplusONE is the first of several planned lotteries aimed at raising funds for international humanitarian work. This is a 6/49 numbers game. In other words the player chooses 6 lucky numbers and a Bonus ball. If all are drawn the winner gets ‚€20 million. Six numbers without the Bonus ball qualify for a ‚€2 million win. There are also prizes for drawing fewer correct numbers.The lottery is run weekly by The Lottery Concept Company. A privately owned Danish company founded in 2000, the Lottery Concept Company operates the lottery as the full service outsourcing partner of the Globelot Charity Foundation. 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.last_img read more

Evento en NY marca 70 años federación mundial de mujeres

first_imgNueva YorkEl llamado a la solidaridad internacional en la lucha por la igualdad y la justicia para las mujeres fue fuerte y claro el 17 de marzo cuando representantes de la Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres celebró su reunión anual en el Centro de Iglesia de las Naciones Unidas en la ciudad de Nueva York.La consumada educadora, activista y actriz Vinie Burrows, representante de la FDIM ante la ONU, abrió la reunión con un breve vídeo y lideró una entusiasta ovación celebrando la libertad de los 5 cubanos, a quien Estados Unidos encarceló injustamente por tantos años.Alicia Campos Pérez, miembro de la Federación de Mujeres Cubanas y coordinadora de la Oficina Regional de América Latina y el Caribe de la FDIM, presidió la reunión. Señaló que la organización, fundada en 1945 por mujeres socialistas y comunistas, celebra su 70 aniversario dedicada a la solidaridad internacional y a la lucha por la paz. La misión de la FDIM es “promover la presencia de las mujeres en la toma de decisiones a todos los niveles, la lucha contra la discriminación y la violencia contra las mujeres, y la denuncia de la desigualdad practicada contra las mujeres”. Y añadió: “Tenemos un largo camino por recorrer para alcanzar estos objetivos”.Campos presentó una mesa redonda, titulada “Beijing + 20, la Mujer y el Trabajo: Igualdad de Remuneración por Igual Trabajo”, que evalúa el progreso de las mujeres en sus países 20 años después de la Cuarta Conferencia Mundial de la ONU sobre la Mujer, celebrada en China en 1995.“Un fuerte movimiento de mujeres es una necesidad”Maria Gabriela anunció que la Organización de Mujeres de Angola está contrarrestando la desigualdad económica con una campaña nacional de educación a nivel comunitario. Viviane Prado, en representación del sindicato de arquitectas/os brasileños, señaló que las mujeres allí están luchando una batalla cuesta arriba por un salario igual. Delia Selene de Dios, de la Unión Nacional de Mujeres de México, destacó que la economía mexicana está retrocediendo debido a que el gobierno neoliberal actual está al servicio de los bancos del mundo. Condenó la “feminización del trabajo mal pagado”.Al señalar que la población carcelaria de Estados Unidos es la más grande del mundo, Berta Joubert-Ceci, de la Red de Mujeres en Lucha del Centro de Acción Internacional, señaló que las mujeres pobres de color, encarceladas en su mayoría por delitos de supervivencia, son el segmento de mayor crecimiento de prisioneros y a menudo se enfrentan a abuso sexual generalizado e inadecuada atención médica como muchas mujeres encarceladas. Denunció la última hostilidad de Estados Unidos hacia Venezuela, diciendo: ¡“Este país, con tantos crímenes contra las mujeres, se atreve a atacar a la Revolución Bolivariana”!Joan Salvador, de la organización Gabriela en Filipinas, señaló que el 69 por ciento de quienes no están en la fuerza laboral son mujeres; que el salario mínimo es de $10 por día, con las mujeres ganando un 35 por ciento de lo que los hombres hacen; y que las mujeres que trabajan por contratos ganan un dólar al día. “No es de extrañarse que haya 12 millones de trabajadoras migrantes filipinos en todo el mundo”, afirmó.Dos mujeres fueron reconocidas desde el podio: Layla Naffa Hamarneh, de la Organización de Mujeres Árabes de Jordania, quien agradeció a todas/os por su apoyo a la lucha del pueblo palestino. Hubo un gran aplauso cuando dijo: “Estamos firmes con Palestina y con todos los movimientos de liberación”. Bathabile O Dlamani, del Departamento de Desarrollo Social de la República de Sudáfrica, dijo: “FDIM debe trabajar para que la Comisión de la Condición de la Mujer sea vital nuevamente. Un movimiento en pro de los derechos de las mujeres es imperativo. No podemos permitir que la Comisión sobre el estado de la mujer de la ONU hable sobre nosotras sin nosotras”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Royal family seeks court injunction against AP over holiday photos

first_img News RSF_en Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation “Most of the Dutch news media have freely chosen not to publish photos of the royal family when they are not performing official functions but the same does not necessarily apply to international media, which are free to tackle this subject from other angles and which could be interested in photos of the royal family that do not come from its protocol services.” Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the court injunction which Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima, have sought against the US news agency, the Associated Press, to force it to stop distributing recent photos of them and their five-year-old daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, at an Argentine ski resort. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News to go further Help by sharing this information NetherlandsEurope – Central Asia center_img December 2, 2020 Find out more “We are also very concerned about the demands been made in addition to a ban on the offending photos. The royal family wants the Associated Press to undertake to henceforth only photograph them at official functions. If the Dutch courts comply with this request, it will limit the press to being promotional agencies that just publish photos selected for them. This would be censorship pure and simple, and would give other heads of states the opportunity to demand similar treatment. NetherlandsEurope – Central Asia “We fully support the Associated Press’s freedom to cover and photograph any subject it considers newsworthy,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Members of the Dutch royal family are public figures of the kind that are often the subject of photo stories in international magazines. Their privacy must obviously be respected but Prince Willem-Alexander and his family were in a public ski resort abroad and the photos did absolutely no harm to their honour or reputation. There are no grounds for banning them. News News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Netherlands The AP is the only media not to have complied with the request to withdraw the photos from circulation. A royal family spokesman said the injunction request would be withdrawn if the news agency complied before 14 August, when a court is due to examine it. August 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Royal family seeks court injunction against AP over holiday photos November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more