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All 4 Quarterfinals will be Live Broadcasted on Star Sports and will be streamed Live on Disney+ Hotstar.Delhi vs Uttarakhand: Dream 11 PredictionDelhi: Dhruv Shorey, Shikhar Dhawan, Himmat Singh, Nitish Rana, Kshitiz Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Anuj Rawat(w), Shivank Vashisht, Pradeep Sangwan(c), Simarjeet Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya.Uttarakhand: Kamal Singh, Jay Gokul Bista, Kunal Chandela(c), Dikshanshu Negi, Saurabh Rawat(w), Mayank Mishra, Akash Madhwal, Iqbal Abdulla, Samad Fallah, Tanush Gusain, Agrim Tiwari.Delhi vs Uttarakhand: Key Players to Watch OutDelhi: Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Dhruv Shorey, Pradeep Sangwan.Uttarakhand: Jay Gokul Bista, Kunal Chandela, Iqbal Abdulla, Mayank Mishra, Saurabh Rawat.DEL vs UT My Dream11 TeamSaurabh Rawat (VC), Anuj Rawat, Jay Bista, Himmat Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Dikshanshu Negi, Lalit Yadav, Nitish Rana (C), Iqbal Abdulla, Samad Fallah, S. 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CopyApartments•De los Deportes, Mexico Apartments Architects: Domingo Delaroière, José Cortines, Víctor Stolkin Area Area of this architecture project Rodin 199 Building / José Cortines + Domingo Delaroière + Víctor Stolkin Area: 2945 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rodin 199 Building / José Cortines + Domingo Delaroière + Víctor StolkinSave this projectSaveRodin 199 Building / José Cortines + Domingo Delaroière + Víctor StolkinSave this picture!© Camila Cossio+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886165/rodin-199-building-jose-cortines-plus-domingo-delaroiere-plus-victor-stolkin Clipboard “COPY” Year: “COPY” Photographs: Camila Cossio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886165/rodin-199-building-jose-cortines-plus-domingo-delaroiere-plus-victor-stolkin Clipboard Save this picture!© Camila CossioBrick latticework and large balconies are also used to protect the pristine views inside and at the same time expand the living space. The apartments on the 5th floor have direct access to a private roof garden by exterior stairs, two of them pass through the facade. It also has a common roof garden for all departments in order to take advantage of the 5th façade at 100%.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe structure of the building is made of concrete with brick walls. The bricks walls were specially made for this project with mass coloring to obtain the desired shade. Both the brick, the black enclosure, the- volcanic local Stone) floors and the tzalam doors are Mexican products.Save this picture!© Camila CossioSave this picture!Typical Floor PlanSave this picture!© Camila CossioProject gallerySee allShow lessGreenpoint EMS Station / Michielli + Wyetzner ArchitectsSelected ProjectsTerracota Apartment / AR ArquitetosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Calle Augusto Rodin 199, Cd. de los Deportes, 03710 De los Deportes, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs 2017 Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, Industrias Novaceramic, Novaceramic, Promotora de ResistenciaOther Participants/Collaborators:Elizabeth Bahena Landa, Ana Lilia Ortega Molina, Gabriela González AvílaCity:De los DeportesCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Camila CossioText description provided by the architects. A project of 19 apartments from 78 to 96m2, in a building composed of two blocks of 5 levels each with a central core. The relationship between the exterior/interior is discreet by the use of windows embrasures to let natural light into the interior but not let see the privacy of the apartment from the street. Mexico ArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeJosé CortinesOfficeFollowDomingo DelaroièreOfficeFollowVíctor StolkinOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDe los DeportesMexicoPublished on December 28, 2017Cite: “Rodin 199 Building / José Cortines + Domingo Delaroière + Víctor Stolkin” 28 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960053/es-pou-house-in-formentera-maria-castello Clipboard 2021 Save this picture!Cortesía de Marià Castelló+ 55Curated by Clara Ott Share Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960053/es-pou-house-in-formentera-maria-castello Clipboard Es Pou House in Formentera / Marià CastellóSave this projectSaveEs Pou House in Formentera / Marià Castelló CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Spain Landscape Architecture Architects: Marià Castelló Martínez Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Spain Manufacturers: Firestone Building Products, Cerámica Mano Alzada, Cerámica la Andaluza, Cerámicas Ferrés, Corian, Diabla Outdoor, Marià Castelló, ArchitectureConstruction Management:Lorena Ruzafa, Marià CastellóTechnical Architect:José Luís Velilla LonStructure:Ferran Juan NicolauFacilities:Javier Colomar RieraDesigner Team:Lorena Ruzafa, Marga FerrerBuilder:Toni 13Country:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorspanoramah!®ah! Pivot“Es Pou de Can Marianet Barber” is a historical place name in the interior of the island of Formentera (Spain). A rural plot where several pre-existent conditions the insertion of this small first residence in the territory. Among them, the network of centenarian dry stone walls stands out, as well as the organization of the crops. The intervention is located in the western area of the plot, parallel to a trace of more than a kilometer in length, oriented to the south and protected from the setting sun by a mass of vegetation, thus releasing the most fertile area to give continuity to the existing agricultural activity.Save this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóThe proposal is divided into three volumes, which order the program while providing it with a smaller grain and in accordance with the scale of the landscape. From south to north, the first volume houses a porch that offers solar protection, the second contains the more public program and the third two bedrooms. Among them are transverse strips that physically separate the volumes, giving them ventilation and lighting, as well as providing them with services and connections. In front of the house, there is a cistern that makes it self-sufficient in terms of water supply while offering a solarium for the coldest months of the year.Save this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóFrom the inside and through the porch, deep perspectives are discovered towards the flat landscape of wheat and oat fields, where the soft and warm color of the earth and the muted greens of the almond and fig trees predominate. The light, color, and material from the outside enter the interior of the house thanks to ceramics and wood, two noble materials that are combined in a subtle and timeless way.Save this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóSave this picture!Interior ElevationsSave this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóThe warmth of the earth is transferred to the ceiling and pavements, resolved by means of Mallorcan-style ceramic vaults and pressed terracotta tiles. Likewise, the tiles are used to solve various other elements, such as façade cladding, roof finish, the headboard of the master bedroom, or pebble gravel, processing in situ the losses of the ceramic elements used. The freshness associated with the color of the vegetation predominates in the humid areas, where some vertical walls are covered with vitrified ceramic tiles of a diluted green color and identical dimensions to the rest of the pieces. The light filters inwards through its passage through ceramic lattices, generating, in turn, a constant evolution of lights and shadows.Save this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóThe coherence and material harmony have led to solving with white vitrified porcelain electrical mechanisms the integration of the installations in unique places such as the headboard of the master bedroom, as well as other more common such as lamp holders and toilets. A set of lights and special pieces made by hand with formwork made in our studio have also been specifically designed for this project, seeking their chromatic and dimensional integration in the context of the coatings.Save this picture!Cortesía de Marià CastellóMost of the furniture has been custom-designed integrated into the architecture itself, while icons such as the Torres Clavé armchair, from 1934, or the traditional chairs from Formentera pay homage to the Mediterranean artisan tradition. Other more contemporary pieces such as the table and coffee tables from the D12 collection designed by Marià Castelló and Lorena Ruzafa for the editor Diabla Outdoor, provide a slight material and chromatic counterpoint to the set.The origin of some of the solutions in this project are closely linked to the artistic project “Architecture Fragment”, developed in parallel: https://m-ar.net/fragments-darquitectura/ Project gallerySee allShow lessHow the Pandemic Has Jump-Started CreativityArticlesBro Park Horse Racing Venue / APPELL arkitektkontorSelected Projects Share Area: 94 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Es Pou House in Formentera / Marià Castelló CopyAbout this officeMarià Castelló MartínezOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on April 15, 2021Cite: “Es Pou House in Formentera / Marià Castelló” [Es Pou. Vivienda en Formentera / Marià Castelló Martínez] 15 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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. Howard Lake | 14 June 2010 | News Tagged with: Law / policy Management Crusaid and Terrence Higgins Trust to merge 71 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 HIV charity Crusaid and HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust have announced their merger.Jordan Hay, Chief Executive of Crusaid, explained: “We initiated this merger to ensure that our hardship fund can continue to make a vital difference to the ever-increasing numbers of people diagnosed with HIV each year in the UK. THT shares our vision and values and we are excited about the opportunities to support people with HIV that this merger presents.”Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, added: “The merger will preserve the Crusaid Hardship Fund in a very challenging economic climate and help ensure that people with HIV have the ongoing support that they so vitally need”.Crusaid is a grant-maker, supporting poor and marginalised people and communities affected by HIV and AIDS. So far it has raised more than £33 million and supported over 1,000 projects in the UK and internationally.Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity with centres across England, Scotland and Wales. It provides information and advice about HIV and sexual health and offers a range of services including sexual health checks, counselling and support groups.The next focus for the merged organisation is a renewed anti-poverty strategy in support of people with HIV.www.crusaid.org.ukwww.tht.org.uk
Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net Advertisement 4) Incentive FM & Scotty’s Little SoldiersChildren’s armed forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, has been announced as the chosen charity for national facilities management company Incentive FM Group for the next three years. Employees were encouraged to put forward what they felt was the most deserving charity to be shortlisted as one of the potential beneficiaries. Once the shortlist was drawn up, the charity’s champion gave a presentation on the charity’s’ work to secure the selection at Incentive FM Group’s recent annual conference. Tagged with: corporate fundraising events Fundraising ideas Recycling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 2) M&S and Stick ‘n’ StepWirral-based cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step has been chosen as M&S Birkenhead’s Charity of the Year for a second year running. Last year the charity received around £3,500 as the store’s Charity of the Year. Stick ‘n’ Step will also be one of a number of local charities and good causes that will receive the 5p carrier bag donation on every bag sold at the store, which has so far resulted in £1000 for the charity. The store had previously supported the charity for a number of years before making it Charity of the Year. 5) Principality Building Society & LlamauMore than 40 Principality Building Society staff members took part in the annual ‘Sleep Out’ event organised by Llamau to raise money for homeless people across Wales. Staff from the building society joined hundreds of others at Cardiff City Stadium to sleep under the stars for the night, raising just over £2,500 for the charity. Earlier this year Principality pledged its support to Llamau by choosing it as one of its three charities of the year and has so far raised more than £30,000 for the three. 7) A+E Networks & Team Rubicon UKA+E Networks UK has raised £16,800 in just over a week for Team Rubicon UK, the company’s chosen charity for its HISTORY® channel. The A+E Networks’ new London office played host to a sponsored race from 7th–11th November, with three teams of ten staff taking to stationary exercise bikes to cycle 329 miles – the distance between Team Rubicon’s UK base in Wiltshire and Keswick: the location of Operation Wordsworth, their first UK operation after the floods in 2015. As well as the cycle challenge, staff also held cake sales, auctions and raffles to raise extra money. A+E Networks is now planning to make the race an annual CSR event. The evenings may be drawing in and temperatures dropping, but while some people may be thinking of hibernating, others are still out there, raising funds for their charity partners. Here are eight great corporate fundraising partnerships that have caught our eye over the last month or so. 3) Leeds Bradford Airport and Breast Cancer HavenLeeds Bradford Airport changed colour in October for the first time in its history in support of Breast Cancer Haven, which has a centre in Leeds, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The airport’s terminal front lighting changed from its usual blue to pink with the aim of inspiring passengers arriving and departing the city to want to learn more about the support available for breast cancer sufferers. 6) BMW Group & Whizz-KidzA two-year partnership between BMW Group and Whizz-Kidz, which ends at the end of the year, has raised more than £300,000 for the charity, which has provided life-changing equipment for 48 young people. The partnership has also seen the car company offer work experience placements to some of the charity’s beneficiaries. Fundraiser events included marathon runs, bake offs and quiz nights, while staff also volunteered their time to help at Whizz-Kidz events. 1) Bield and Whitehill Court Day Care CentreMary’s Kitchen at Whitehill Court Day Care Centre in Kirkintilloch is to receive a £2,000 donation after Bield, provider of housing and care services, received a donation from The Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs. The Annual Sportsman’s dinner, which is held at The Eagle Lodge, raised £6,500 in aid of three chosen charities, and for a third year Bield Housing & Care was amongst the organisations to receive a donation from pledges and auction bids on the day of the dinner. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 8 corporate fundraising partnerships for November 2016 202 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 8) Macmillan Biggest Coffee MorningMacmillan’s corporate partners M&S, Nationwide, and Argos have all taken part in the charity’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising event with headline sponsor M&S taking part for the seventh year running and raising over £2 million through a number of events across the country. These included a Mad Hatters Tea Party in Middlesbrough, an 80s party in Newcastle, Alice in Wonderland in Derby and an American Diner in Bromley as well as Percy Pig who took to the streets of Guildford in a danceathon that went viral. Nationwide held coffee mornings nationally as well as at their head office in Swindon, a giant cake was created measuring 150 x 110cm for the event. Argos meanwhile held even more coffee mornings including one on top of Mount Snowdon (main image) and raised £50,000 bringing their total for the partnership so far to £1.5 million. 201 total views, 3 views today Melanie May | 25 November 2016 | News
It was not a good week for Monsanto, the largest manufacturer and promoter of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).First, on May 25 over 2 million people in 436 cities in 52 countries joined a worldwide “March Against Monsanto” demanding the labeling of GMO foods and further research on their health effects. In hundreds of U.S. cities, protesters demanded repeal of what they called the “Monsanto Protection Act” — aka the Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735 rider that got slipped into the bill that was designed to avert a federal government shutdown in April.Despite this massive turnout, Monsanto may have hoped the unwanted attention would die down, since corporate media gave scant coverage of the global rallies. However, on May 29 reports surfaced that farmers in Eastern Oregon discovered GM wheat in a field not approved for its planting by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In fact, GM wheat isn’t approved anywhere in the world.The impact of this alarming discovery is already being felt. Japan and South Korea, two of the largest importers of U.S. wheat, suspended their orders. The European Union has called for testing all wheat coming from the U.S., which takes in $8 billion from annual wheat exports.While Monsanto admits it conducted field tests of GM wheat in Oregon and 15 other states from 1998 to 2004, it is unable to explain how its wheat mysteriously ended up in a field nearly nine years later. However, it is reported that Monsanto had resumed research into GM wheat. (New York Times, May 29) With the passage of the “Monsanto Protection Act,” it’s possible the company hoped to push the crop prior to U.S. Agricultural Department approval.The problem of GM seeds migrating into non-GMO fields has long been used by Monsanto as grounds for legal action against farmers who they claim have used their seeds without permission. Unsuspecting farmers have had to pay Monsanto millions in fines.While Monsanto claims it followed “vigorous protocol” to destroy GM wheat seeds, a 2008 U.S. Government Accountability Office report on USDA data from 2003 to 2007 found 712 violations of regulations, including 98 cases that resulted in the release of unauthorized GM crops. Monsanto was responsible for five of 21 major incidents. However, lacking resources for routine testing on fields adjacent to GMO crops, the USDA allows biotechnology companies, including Monsanto, to voluntarily provide test results. (Reuters, May 31)The GM wheat discovery also underscores a serious problem faced by farmers in developing countries where native crops are being destroyed by GMO contamination. Monsanto threatens the very existence of these peasant farmers, many of whom took part in the global protests.Genesis of globalizationIn a chapter on “Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land” in Volume 1 of his great work, “Capital,” Karl Marx examined the process by which capitalists as early as the 15th century systematically and forcefully drove peasant farmers and serfs off their land to create a “reserve army of unemployed.” Through a process of private takeover of public land, breaking up feudal estates, and conversion of crop land into pastures for sheep, millions were compelled to leave rural areas in search of subsistence in the growing towns.In the current epoch of globalization, a similar process has been underway, driven to a large extent by the development of high technology that has allowed transnational corporations to move entire factories from country to country in search of the cheapest labor. Twenty-first century industrialization of agriculture, including the growing use of GMOs and the widespread planting of cash crops like soy and corn, is again serving to provide a highly exploitable workforce.Monsanto may be the company everyone loves to hate, but it functions as part of a world capitalist system that has created a global working class from previous generations of peasant farmers. U.S. trade agreements, the State Department and U.S. foreign embassies have paved the way.NAFTA opened doorto native corn destructionIn 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was responsible for opening up Mexico to U.S. corn exports. This undermined the sale of traditional crops — hitherto one of the most highly diversified and reliable food sources on the planet.Around 20,000 distinct varieties of native corn are still grown in Mexico’s Oaxaca region, where corn was first domesticated 8,000 years ago. The region contains the earliest forms of the crop and provides a world gene bank to improve corn’s genetics. (Worldwatch Institute, June 2)Now Mexican farmers are finding GMO corn in their fields. There are alarming reports of a rapid expansion of cross pollination with native corn species creating transgenic crops — hard-to-control weedy hybrids resistant to chemicals — that threaten to destroy native corn crops.Although Mexico banned the commercial planting of GM corn in 1998, it annually imported 6.2 million tons of U.S. corn most likely containing GMOs. In 2009, the Mexican government let Monsanto and Dow AgriSciences plant GMO maize in 24 plots in its northern states.By allowing the import of cheap U.S. corn, NAFTA also undercut small Mexican farmers’ ability to make a living, forcing many to seek work in maquiladora factories or undertake a perilous migration to the U.S.Although faced with the threat of government repression of their protest, “March Against Monsanto” organizers in Mexico City brought together 2,000 people for a “Carnival del Maíz” (“Carnival of Corn”) on May 25. Organizer Carlos Ventura Callejas explained: “In Mexico the carnival is subversive. In the aftermath of the Spanish conquest, Indigenous communities used it to preserve traditional cultures.” (Alternet, May 31)State Department promotes MonsantoThe problem is not unique to Mexico. Farmers in Peru report finding similar transgenic “Franken-foods” in their fields. Peru, known for its biodiversity, recently approved a 10-year moratorium on GMO crops. Ecuador also banned GMOs. However, they are widely used in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. In the latter country, 60 percent of agricultural land grows Monsanto’s GM soy. The crop requires an annual spraying of 50 million gallons of the herbicide Roundup, also purchased from Monsanto. (Globalpost, Jan. 2)The international director of Food and Water Watch, Darcy O’Callaghan, and her colleagues researched 926 diplomatic cables between the State Department, USAID and U.S. embassies uncovered by WikiLeaks, looking for references to GMOs. O’Callaghan states they found “a pretty systematic move for promoting biotechnology abroad.” In countries where farmers were living on $1 or $2 a day, the State Department’s USAID “Feed the Future” program was ostensibly promoting U.S. corporations like Monsanto. (Real News Network, May 26)‘Food aid’ fuels faminesWith assistance from the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have been promoting Monsanto’s GM seeds disguised as emergency “food-aid” and famine relief in Ethiopia and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. In 1999 and 2000 these “relief” programs deliberately created a dependency on GM seeds by giving them to farmers to replenish village seed banks, the traditional system of exchange.In 1992, USAID “donated” large quantities of U.S. fertilizer to Ethiopia “in exchange for free market reforms” that included the privatization of the fertilizer. Combined with Monsanto’s GM seeds, this program set the stage for today’s widespread famines. (Global Research, May 25)Under the World Bank’s structural adjustment policies, agriculture in India was laid open to Monsanto seeds in 1998. Farmers became dependent on Monsanto buy seeds for the next year’s crops, further increasing their poverty and indebtedness. Since the introduction of GE seeds in India, an estimated 200,000 farmers have committed suicide — unable to overcome their new impoverishment. Others went to cities to find work.Some leaders of movements against global corporations’ negative impact on human life and the environment all too often limit their solution to asking individuals to change their life styles. While eating organic food or growing one’s own food to avoid consuming GMO-laden crops would be beneficial to individual consumers, it by no means addresses the real problem of global capitalism.Struggles against Monsanto and other mega corporations that dominate food production have the potential to bring diverse segments of the working class and oppressed together — but to do this it must be an anti-capitalist movement that embraces food consumers and international agricultural workers alike.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RSF_en January 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sent back to prison over libel case dating back to 2002 News May 18, 2021 Find out more News News EthiopiaAfrica Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Ethiopian supreme court’s decision on 26 January to reject an appeal by journalist Abraham Reta of the privately-owned weekly Addis Admas and send him back to prison to complete the one-year sentence he received in May 2006 for allegedly libelling three senior officials.“We will not be able to talk of press freedom in Ethiopia as long as heavy prison sentences are been handed down in such an abnormal manner on journalists whom the government sees fit to classify as opposition members,” the press freedom organisation said. “A way must be quickly found to release all the journalists who are in prison. Detaining part of the press and making the other part live in fear of being detained will only aggravate the general situation.”Reta was convicted of libel last year over an article published in 2002, when he was editor of the now-defunct weekly Ruh. He was accused of having no evidence for linking three senior officials to a corruption case.He was arrested on 24 April 2006 and spent three months in prison before being released conditionally pending the outcome of his appeal. After several appeal hearings in which he insisted on his innocence and was forced to identify his source, he has been sent back to prison to serve the nine remaining months of his sentence.Imprisoning journalists in cases that date back years is common practice in Ethiopia. Leykun Engeda, the former editor of the now-defunct weekly Dagim Wonchif, was sent to prison on 27 December to serve the 15-month prison sentence he had received in December 2005 on account of a 1999 article about a rebel movement called the Ethiopian Patriotic Front. He had appealed to the supreme court. Tesehalene Mengesha, the former editor of the privately-owned weekly Mebruk, was sentenced on 5 May 2006 to 18 months in prison in a libel case going back seven years. Abraham Gebrekidan, the editor of the now-defunct weekly Politika, received a one-year sentence in March to 2006 for “publishing false news” in a 2002 article. Wosonseged Gebrekidan, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Addis Zena and former editor of the privately-owned weekly Ethiop, was sentenced to eight months in prison in December 2005 for alleged libel in a 2002 article which he did not write.A total of 21 journalists are currently detained in Ethiopia. Fifteen of them belong to a group of at least 76 people – opposition members, civil society leaders and privately-owned media staff – who have been facing trial since late 2005 on charges of treason, conspiracy to overthrow the government and genocide.Two other journalists, Shiferraw Insermu and Dhabassa Wakjira of the state-owned Ethiopian Television (ETV), have been held since April 2004 on charges of being informers for the separatist Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Follow the news on Ethiopia to go further News RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia May 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information February 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation EthiopiaAfrica Organisation
News Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the illegal detention of journalists Abdul Ilah Haydar Shae and Kamal Sharaf for the past week. They were arrested in Sanaa on 16 and 17 August at a time when government forces are stepping up a military offensive in the south of the country against militants linked with Al-Qaeda.“The fight against terrorism does not justify the force disappearance of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The arbitrary and brutal manner in which Shae and Sharaf were arrested amid the current upsurge of violence makes us fear the worst.”Heavily-armed police in bullet-proof vests arrested Shae at his home on the evening of 16 August, at the end of the daily Ramadan fast. They stormed into the house after first surrounding it and firing warning shots. Shae was beaten and insulted in front of his family and was then taken away in handcuffs. All of his personal documents were confiscated. No one knows where he is currently being held.Shae, who writes about Al-Qaeda for the Saba new agency, was previously arrested on a street in the centre of Sanaa on 11 July. After being handcuffed and blindfolded, he was taken to a security centre and subjected to six hours of interrogation, during which he was beaten and mistreated, before being released (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-new-threats-to-press-freedom-in-03-08-2010,38084.html).Sharaf, a close friend of Shae who was the only eye-witness of his 11 July arrest and the only person to talk about it openly, was arrested in Sanaa on 17 August. He works as a reporter for the Yemeni online newspaper Al-Joumhouriya and as a cartoonist for the website Al-Barakish. He is also a human rights activist who launched a campaign against corruption by means of cartoons on Facebook.On 11 July, Sharaf won the first prize in a competition for cartoons that promote human rights. It was organised by the Centre for Economic Studies and Media with assistance from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.The arrest and detention of Shae and Sharaf violate the Yemeni constitution as the arresting police showed no written order and did not let them speak to their lawyers. The authorities still have not given any legal grounds for holding them. Under the constitution and the treaties Yemen has signed, they should be freed immediately. Follow the news on Yemen News February 26, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa Organisation to go further United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Receive email alerts RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa August 24, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arbitrary detention of two journalists amid upsurge in violence News Help by sharing this information Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions News February 11, 2021 Find out more January 6, 2021 Find out more
Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNew Animal Disease under the Spotlight at Adare MeetingNext articleForgotten treasures could hold key to fortune admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Minister Michael Noonan stated “ I want to welcome CPL to Foynes and join with my colleague Phil Hogan in congratulating the company on this wonderful announcement for Foynes and for Limerick. The port of Shannon Foynes is a strategic asset for the county and the region. It enjoys a well deserved reputation as being the premier deep water port in Ireland. I understandort Company “We at Shannon Foynes Port Company are delighted to welcome CPL Industries. This company has a track record back to 1730 and is the premier producer of smokeless fuels in Europe. The company has a long track record dating back to the 1940s in the manufacture of these fuels. We are delighted that they made the decision to invest here. We are keenly aware that they had a number of alternatives on the table but that the strengths of the offering here in terms of having portside available space and a deep and efficient port won them over. We look forward to working closely with the company to deliver a successful project. Print Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannon Foynes Port annual report No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeaturedfoynesfull-imageMichael Noonanport Advertisement NewsLocal News142 jobs to be created in Foynes Co.LimerickBy admin – June 14, 2013 666 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment At a press conference today (14th June) at Shannon Foynes Port, CPL Industries announced its plans to build a new state of the art bio-fuel plant at the Port of Foynes that will create 142 jobs. CPL Industries is a UK based company that is Europe’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of smokeless solid fuel products for the domestic heating market.The plant will initially have a capacity of c200,000 tonnes of briquette production but will be designed with the potential to expand to over 300,000 tonnes should this be supported by market development.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CPL has been manufacturing smokeless fuels since the 1940’s and is regarded as the leader in this technology area. CPL Fuels Ireland entered the Irish solid fuel market in 2011, establishing a nationwide marketing and distribution network, and an operations facility in Foynes Port. The Board of CPL Industries have, as a result of the recent announcement by Minister Hogan of a future ban on the sale of smoky coal, agreed to proceed with a proposal to invest some €20 million in the creation of a new bio-fuel plant, subject to planning and the suitable implementation of the proposed ban and appropriate government support for bio-fuels.The plant will employ approximately 100 people when fully operational, with 42 additional people in sales, distribution and plant maintenance while 150 people will be employed in the construction of this new facility. The company hopes to have the plant operational by 2015. The plant will also have a need for approximately 80,000 tonnes of biomass when in full production and initial discussions have commenced with growers about how this need can be met, by developing biomass production over the next few years in Ireland. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended
2021-04-30 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The cost of homeownership has become so high that economists express concern.The following are the latest housing market metrics from Redfin.com, which examines data from more than 400 metros nationwide. Because comparisons to 2020 are skewed due to pandemic-related lockdowns in spring 2020, the researchers compared their statistics to both 2020 and 2019.The median home-sale price increased 20% year over year to $347,500, an all-time high. Note that this number is somewhat inflated due to a slight dip in median sale prices around this time in 2020, and due to fewer high-end homes being sold at this time a year ago, and more high-end homes being sold now. Asking prices reached an all-time high of $357,200.Homes that sold during the period were on the market for a median of 20 days, down 16 days from the same period in 2020 and the shortest time on the market since at least 2012.An all-time high 46% of homes sold for more than their list price, up 19 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.The average sale-to-list price ratio, which measures how close homes are selling to their asking prices, increased 2.5 percentage points year over year to an all-time high of 101.2%, meaning the average home sold for 1.2% more than its asking price.58% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market. This was a new all-time high since at least 2012.46% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within one week of hitting the market, an all-time high.Pending home sales were up 23% from the same period in 2019.New listings of homes for sale were down 12% from the same period in 2019. New listings were up 2% from the four-week period ending March 28. The small boost in the number of new listings fell far short of the 12% increase during the same period in 2019.Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 48% from the same period in 2019 to a new all-time low.Redfin’s Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather expressed concern—not about a potential market crash, but about the general state of homeownership in this country.I am concerned about how we as a society are going to reckon with just how expensive housing has become,” Fairweather said. “But I’m not worried about a housing crash because these sky-high prices are supported by the new reality of well-funded buyers who are often benefiting from newfound mobility via remote work. As the economy recovers, we have the opportunity to reimagine our country’s role in supporting a healthy housing market. For instance, we can subsidize construction of affordable homes or support first-time homebuyers in underserved communities. We have our work cut out for us when it comes to ensuring homeownership is attainable for middle-class Americans with good jobs and money saved up, not just for the wealthiest among us.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Economist Expresses Concern About Housing Affordability Print This Post Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Economist Expresses Concern About Housing Affordability April 30, 2021 844 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: McMichael Taylor Gray Expands Into New York and Vermont Next: The Week Ahead: Examining the Climate’s Impact on Housing Infrastructure Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 2Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Christina Hughes Babb