House Z / HPSA

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Dietmar Hammerschmid+ 16 Share Year:  Projects 2013 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479049/house-z-hpsa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479049/house-z-hpsa Clipboard “COPY” photographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidPhotographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidSave this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This single-family home is situated on a slightly inclined plot in a quiet Austrian village. The design refers to the surrounding by it´s ground level entrance that makes the slope come alive when using the staircase that leads up to the main floor. Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidArriving here the floor plan divides living area from the bedrooms by using a u-shaped typology that creates a familiar garden patio. The bathroom is oriented to an inner courtyard which walls are made of rough in-situ concrete.  Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidThe concept of the house offers great panoramic views while generating cozy atmosphere inside. Project gallerySee allShow lessEngawa House / BLOXASSelected ProjectsAIA Awards Four with 2014 Institute Honors for Collaborative AchievementArchitecture News Share Architects: HPSA Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img House Z / HPSA Austria Year:  Houses House Z / HPSASave this projectSaveHouse Z / HPSA “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Austria CopyAbout this officeHPSAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustriaPublished on February 23, 2014Cite: “House Z / HPSA” 23 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten

first_img IQ Real Estate GmbH CopyUrban Planning, Apartments•Cologne, Germany Urban Planning Kunkel + Partner GmbH & Co. KG Structural Design: Project Development:Beate Brune, Beate BruneBuilding Planning Work Phases 6 7:DORNIEDEN Generalbau GmbHBse Planning:Veit Brieden IngenieureBuilding Physics:Ingenieurbüro Heinrichs, Hürth-EfferenOutdoor Areas:thorsten zietz landschaftsarchitekt, DüsseldorfClient:DORNIEDEN PARK LINNÉ GMBH & CO. KGDesign/Responsible Partner:Johannes KisterDesign Team:Ruth Hofmann, Astrid Kunz, Magdalena MazurkiewiczCity:CologneCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yohan ZerdounRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. PARK LINNÉ Cologne: Laying of the foundation stone for 50 additional apartments‘PARK LINNÉ represent another example of how to convert industrial fallow sites into a lively urban district with stimulating effects on the surroundings’, client Michael Dornieden emphasises. In the presence of Senior Mayor Jürgen Roters, the laying of the foundation stone for the urban centre of the quarter, the three city villas LACANDÓN, TORRES and CRISTÓBAL, was now celebrated. The villas will provide 50 new apartments with floor areas ranging from 65 to 187 square metres and 64 parking spaces in the underground car park. The design was originated by kister scheithauer gross architekten (ksg) from Cologne, who implement a total of nine city villas (E2-E10) and one apartment complex (F1+G1) in the PARK LINNÉ development.Save this picture!Master PlanElegant city villas, classic townhouses, trendy lofts, and stylish city apartments, embedded in a unique garden landscape, at the highest level – that is how the client, DORNIEDEN PARK LINNÉ GMBH & CO. KG, formulated his wishes. The urban planning concept is based on the image of an urban quarter with proportioned streetscapes and discernible detached houses. This ensemble is framed by distinctive, higher corner buildings, which define the new spatial edges.Save this picture!© Yohan ZerdounThe buildings LACANDÓN (E8) and LA GALLEGA (E3) serve to define a gate situation leading into the interior of the site under development. The space derives its order from the staggering of building depths and heights. Towards the south, an imaged sequence of squares develops along an axis, which is further emphasised by the positioning of groups of trees. ‘Clear shapes and inherently consistent façades characterise the external appearance of PARK LINNÉ“, Professor Johannes Kister explains.Save this picture!ElevationWith protrusions and recesses the different alternating plastered surfaces in bright colours give the buildings a classic-modern appearance. The entrance portals are partly equipped with wooden doors as well as stone slabs and visually structure the entire ensemble. Furthermore, windows predominantly extending down to the floor, loggias and roof terraces determine the architecture. Considerately worked out details of the respective entrance situation give each villa its individual charm and strengthen the generation of an address.Save this picture!© Yohan ZerdounThe COLÓN apartment complex (F1+G1) has already been completed and the other residential units shall be ready for occupancy as from the end of 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessJuuL House / NKS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBuilding no. 8 / Skälsö ArkitekterSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Eupener Straße, 50933 Cologne, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  24309 m² Area:  24309 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509961/park-linne-kister-scheithauer-gross-architekten Clipboard Germany 2014 Project Management: Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architektenSave this projectSavePark Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten Projects 2014center_img Architects: KSG Architekten Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Year:  Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!© Yohan Zerdoun+ 8 Share photographs:  Yohan ZerdounPhotographs:  Yohan Zerdoun Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509961/park-linne-kister-scheithauer-gross-architekten Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKSG ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismUrban PlanningResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCologneHousingGermanyPublished on May 29, 2014Cite: “Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten” 29 May 2014. 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SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531406/salva46-miel-arquitectos-studio-p10 Clipboard SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10Save this projectSaveSALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10 ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531406/salva46-miel-arquitectos-studio-p10 Clipboard 2014 Area:  65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Asier RuaCost:1.230 €/m2City:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Asier RuaRecommended ProductsLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresText description provided by the architects. Salva46 is our investigation into flexible co-existence.Exploring the nomadic lifestyle of the 21st century. Where movement and fluidity contrast with privacy and stability.  An experiment in shared micro living – two equally balanced spaces pivoted by a central communal area. A play of opposites in a world of conformists.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe specifications: Two independent units each housing four internal zones. Focusing on the basic requirements of Sleep, Work, Relaxation & Hygiene. A balanced equilibrium for physiological and mental well-being. One unit in each façade of the building, sharing access to the central common space which contains the kitchen, dining and social functions.Save this picture!© Asier RuaThe Premise: the balance of privacy. During the day each inhabitant can enclose and secure their space without blocking the traverse of natural light. While during the night, both can isolate and cocoon the units by sliding the solid doors.  The 3.40m height funnels energy to the upper levels with two multipurpose mezzanines levitating over the beds. Channeling natural light into the shower and perhaps the odd wayward glance from above. Save this picture!© Asier RuaEcology, restoration and up-cycling are all central to the theme, with the recovery and replacement of the original hydraulic mosaic tiles. The kitchen, which had a past life near Sitges, was adapted and re-used, complementing the rich patchwork of mosaic carpet and hydraulic perimeters.Save this picture!© Asier RuaThe clean modern lines of industrial parquet contrasts with the cracks and crevasses of the 19th century exposed brickwork. Frozen in time by a white oxidation, with the up-lit luminosity highlighting the buildings imperfections.  Relaxed furniture pieces complete the experiment, combining a balance of woods, stone & metal structural elements. No one will say we didn’t enjoy the journey… we hope the tenants do too!Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHeydar Aliyev International Airport Baku / AutobanSelected ProjectsUsers Create the Color in this Super-Sized KaleidoscopeArchitecture News Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment, Coliving•Barcelona, Spain Spain SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10 “COPY” Architects: MIEL Arquitectos, Studio P10 Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Asier Rua+ 19 Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeMIEL ArquitectosOfficeFollowStudio P10OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingRefurbishmentColivingSagrada FamiliaBarcelonaSpainPublished on August 04, 2014Cite: “SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10 ” 04 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Glass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig

first_img 2008 Photographs ArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871806/glass-farmhouse-olson-kundig Clipboard Industrial Architecture Photographs:  Tim Bies, John Clark Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Glass Farmhouse / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveGlass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig Projects CopyIndustrial Architecture, Houses•United States “COPY”center_img Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: B-K Lighting, Lightolier, Quantum Windows & DoorsSave this picture!© Tim BiesText description provided by the architects. Surrounded by wheat fields on a high-altitude plateau stand a small glass house and a solid, traditional barn. The owners, inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House, wanted a refuge that opens up to the prairie and mountains. The structures are conveniently close to each other and enjoy a sense of isolation at the end of a long country road. The roof of the wood-frame barn, which houses farm equipment below and guest rooms above, was inspired by the local vernacular and is echoed in the shed roof of the glass house.Save this picture!© John ClarkSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tim BiesThree sides of the house consist of high-efficiency glass framed with steel; on the north is a solid exterior wall. Inside the transparent shell, living, eating, and sleeping areas surround an enclosure that contains the bathroom, study, and storage. The house rests on a concrete slab supported on a concrete foundation. In this way, the heat-absorbing and—releasing thermal mass is isolated from the ground plane. The window system combines transparency with energy-efficiency. Heat loss and gain is managed largely by the orientation of the house: on the south side, an eyebrow, or light shelf, deflects midday summer sun but admits low-angle winter sunlight.Save this picture!© Tim BiesProject gallerySee allShow lessConstruction Begins on Project to Transform Railway Hangar into a Mixed-Use Library …Unbuilt ProjectWorld Architecture Festival Announces the 2017 Awards ‘Super Jury’Architecture News Share Area:  1440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Glass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871806/glass-farmhouse-olson-kundig Clipboard Save this picture!© Tim Bies Share CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 22, 2017Cite: “Glass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig” 22 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?玻璃农舍 / Olson Kundig是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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The Vault House / OBBA

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884022/the-vault-house-obba Clipboard Architects: OBBA Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer: The Vault House / OBBA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884022/the-vault-house-obba Clipboard CopyHouses•Hadong-gun, South Korea Houses Year:  Construction:Heenam YangSite Area:528.50 m2Site Coverage Area:94.59 m2Building To Land Ratio:17.89% (Max. 100%)Floor Area Ration:17.89% (Max. 20%)Architects In Charge:Sojung Lee, Sangjoon KwakDesign Team:Hyunjin Choi, Daae Kim, Sunhee YoonCity:Hadong-gunCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. When did this happen? The faces of our city have lost their characters. Dull façade of apartment buildings surrounds city and streets full of cars are gradually turning into a dreary parking lot. The moment where a street meets a building is cut off by a faceless wall and the space between houses has turned into unidentifiable space with a wall separating them.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinIf you look into the definition of a wall, it is an architectural structure designed to protect inside from outside primarily from intrusion, to define a boundary and to block views from outside for personal privacy. Between what and what is a wall defining a boundary? From what does a wall distinguish something? Is a wall used to distinguish the boundaries of my private land, or to show off my status? Or is it used carelessly regardless of its function?Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe project is a small house of 82 m2, in Bipa-ri, Hadong in Gyeongsangnamdo. Three brothers in their 50s who were born and raised in the town but now live with their own family in the city wished to build a new house for their elderly mother on where the old house used to be.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe site is basically surrounded by endless farmland on its all sides. However, trains pass by on its Southeast and Bipa Island boasts its small but impressive forest of green pine trees all year round on its Northwest. Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinOur biggest concern about this project was defining the relationship between private space and the rest in a countryside where all sides are open to crop fields. Fence wall is generally installed along the boundary of the entire site, away from the actual house. In this case, however, we incorporated the fence wall as a part of the building in order to create several types of intermediate/transitory space between private and public space.Save this picture!© Jaekyung KimThe building has an enigmatic face. It is difficult to tell which is the main entrance or how is the house arranged. Curvilinear brick walls wrap around the house and an elegant/neat/orderly entrance is hidden next to a slit on the brick wall.Save this picture!PlanThe house is composed of a living room with generous openings toward the North and South, and a master bedroom and two guest bedrooms on the East. Each end of the living room has a small pocket garden formed by the curvy brick walls. The curvy wall on the North has an arch shaped opening on top that allows view toward the greens of Bipa Island from the living room. The one on the South with an arch shaped opening on the bottom blocks wind and noise from the railroad while the opening visually and physically connects the space with the backyard behind the wall.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinA guest bedroom on the East also has pocket garden which is enclosed by a semi-circular wall with a diameter of 7.5m, extended from the house’s wall. The extended wall prepares for future changes that may come due to the newly built railway station, blocks noise from the streets that will be expanded due to the city’s plan, and ensures privacy of the residents. There is a small opening on the bottom of the wall for neighboring dogs and cats to freely pass through. One of the master bedroom’s wall and kitchen’s wall grows out similarly to screen the bedroom from the streets and to provide shades and storage space for the kitchen, respectively.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section 02By designing fence wall, which is commonly treated as an entity independent from the building, the house could be more functional and acquire more flexible form. Furthermore, the transitory spaces created by extended curvy walls allow richer spatial experience and add character to the moment where they meet with public space. Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinWe look forward to see intriguing moments characterized by with intermediate spaces between two different spaces and a connecting point anticipating to be filled with excitement.Save this picture!© Jaekyung KimProject gallerySee allShow lessWenzhou Dalton Elementary School / FAX ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsMuay Thai Space / BWAOSelected Projects Share 2017center_img The Vault House / OBBASave this projectSaveThe Vault House / OBBASave this picture!© Kyungsub Shin+ 28 Share Area:  95 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Eagon, Kujungmaru, Samhan C1 Thekujo, Byungsoon Park Photographs Photographs:  Kyungsub Shin, Jaekyung Kim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project MEP Engineering: IECO Engineering “COPY” South Korea CopyAbout this officeOBBAOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHadong-gunSouth KoreaPublished on November 22, 2017Cite: “The Vault House / OBBA” 21 Nov 2017. 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El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica

first_img Costa Rica Manufacturers: Extralum, Lafarge Holcim, FV, METALCO, PlycemCollaborator Architects:Carlos A. Bolaños A., Daniela M. Chaverri C., Ana Rosa Alan, Andrey Blanco, Cesar DelgadoEngineers:S3 Ingenieros; Jose A. Murillo.Architect In Charge:Carlos A. Bolaños A.City:GuácimaCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.Text description provided by the architects. Located in a rural area in the outskirts of San Jose, is [El Establo]. A project that was thought to have a very honest relationship with both its natural and constructed context. The concept of the project stems from the structures for the stables, very common in the area that regularly has horse’s establishments.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.A relatively warm zone throughout the year motivated us to implement climate conditioning strategies such as long overhangs and cross ventilation, typical of tropical architecture. The area, although it is 20 km from San Jose, has conditions closer to the dry tropical forest.Save this picture!Floor PlanConceptually, the project is inhabited between bays. The repetition of these bays is what promotes dwelling and its habitability becomes from the space in between. It was given particular importance that this habitability had a very strong relationship with the outside, the house is designed so that the border between the outside and the inside is lost once it opens.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.The concept was built with affordable materials and easy acquisition, to achieve a project high in cost benefit and accessible to the owners. The prefabrication of the bays for their eventual installation, generated that the constructive process was relatively fast, representing significant savings. Also, the materials were handled honestly, with local labor, and without makeup.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!IsometricNeighbors warned that in the rainy season the property suffers from small accumulations of rainwater that emerges from the earth, so the project was thought light weighted, on piles that became floor, wall and ceiling in a single intention in shape of bays.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.However, after saying all of the above, the most important thing for us as architects of the project is not the project as such, but rather that it reflects its owners, people with a big heart, simple and honest. If the project at the end of the process made them feel identified, we as architects feel successful. More than customers, they have become our friends and have invited us to the process of maturation and use of their built space.Project gallerySee allShow lessCORE 9 / Beaumont ConceptsSelected ProjectsLaurian Ghinitoiu Captures Dreamlike Nature of Junya Ishigami’s Work at Fondation Ca…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Las Vueltas de La Guácima, Provincia de Alajuela, Guácima, Costa RicaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyResidential Architecture•Guácima, Costa Rica ArchDaily “COPY” Residential Architecture 2017 Photographs “COPY” El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa RicaSave this projectSaveEl Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Photographs:  Roberto d´Ambrosio S. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891038/el-establo-plup-studio-costa-rica Clipboard Projects Area:  0 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891038/el-establo-plup-studio-costa-rica Clipboard El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.+ 16Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Year:  Architects: [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this office[Plup!] Studio Costa RicaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureGuácimaCosta RicaPublished on March 29, 2018Cite: “El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica” [El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica] 29 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Scotts Tower / UNStudio

first_img Scotts Tower / UNStudio Projects Scotts Tower / UNStudioSave this projectSaveScotts Tower / UNStudioSave this picture!© Darren Soh+ 22Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  16855 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907120/scotts-tower-unstudio Clipboard Apartments 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907120/scotts-tower-unstudio Clipboardcenter_img CopyApartments•Singapore “COPY” Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Darren SohExecutive Architect:ONG&ONG, SingaporeProject Management:Arcadis, SingaporeLandscape Architect:Sitetectonix, SingaporeStructural Engineer:KTP Consultants, SingaporeMechanical Engineer:United Project Consultants, SingaporeInterior Design (Residential Units):Creative Mind Design, SingaporeArchitect In Charge:Ben van Berkel, Astrid PiberDesign Team:Ger Gijzen, Konstantinos Chrysos, Luis Etchegorry, Cynthia Markhoff, Elisabeth Brauner, Shany Barath, Thomas van Bekhoven, Iris Pastor, Rodrigo Cañizares, Albert Gnodde, Mo Ching Ying Lai, Grete Veskiväli, Philipp Weisz, Samuel Bernier Lavigne, Lukasz Walczak, Alicja Chola, Cheng GongCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Darren SohRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The Scotts Tower is situated on a prime location in Singapore, close to the Orchard Road luxury shopping district and with views encompassing both nearby parkland and the panoramic cityscape of Singapore City.Save this picture!© Darren SohThe 18,500m2, 31-storey, 231-unit tower consists of 1 to 3-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom penthouses, along with expansive landscaped gardens, sky terraces, penthouse roof gardens and a variety of recreational facilities.   Save this picture!© Darren SohBen van Berkel: “An interesting facet of The Scotts Tower is the way that it reacts to the urban context of Singapore. Instead of the more usual means of planning a city horizontally, we have created neighbourhoods in the sky: a vertical city where each zone has its own distinct identity.”Save this picture!© Darren SohVertical City & Home The design concept of The Scotts Tower is that of a vertical city incorporating a variety of residence types and scales. The tower is divided into four different residential clusters, denoted as ‘neighbourhoods’. Within each of these neighbourhoods, individual identity is given to each unit by means of type, scale, distribution and articulation of outdoor space and the possibility for personalisation of the interior layout. Terraces unique to each unit type further enhance the personalised feel.Save this picture!Analysis diagramBen van Berkel: “The balconies, combined with the zoning of the individually framed neighbourhoods, in The Scotts Tower create different scales of detail in the structure; both intricate, smaller details and larger gestural details. In The Scotts Tower the balconies form part of the interior furniture.”Save this picture!© Darren SohFrameThe nearby green area to the West of the tower is extended into The Scotts Tower site initially by means of a ground level landscape concept designed by Sitetectonix. This ground level concept incorporates a multi-layered environment which links together the different zones and recreational facilities available to the residents.Save this picture!© Darren SohThe vertical city concept along with the green areas are bound together by two gestures: the ‘vertical frame’ and the ‘sky frames.’ The vertical frame organises the tower in an urban manner. It unites the tower into one ‘vertical city’, but also provides clear distinctions between the four residential clusters, providing the neighbourhood effect.Save this picture!Analysis diagramThe sky frame – at the lobby (level 1 and 2) and sky terrace (level 25) – organise the amenity spaces and green areas of the tower and provide areas with panoramic views. The communal nature of these spaces also encourages interaction among users, enhancing the neighbourhood concept.Save this picture!© Darren SohLobby designA verdant landscape unifies the communal outdoor spaces. An extension of this quality, through the use of natural materials, was the primary design intention for the lift lobbies of the tower.Save this picture!© Darren SohMarble tiles are arranged on the floor in a random pattern and extend upwards on the lower part of the lobby walls to extend the space. Above this, curvilinear wooden ribbons fold on to the ceiling and span across the lobby, connecting both ends and introducing motion and residential warmth into the space.Save this picture!© Darren SohProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla on the Lake / MecanooSelected ProjectsHofmann House / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:38 Scotts Road, SingaporeLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Singapore Architects: UNStudio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeUNStudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSingaporePublished on December 10, 2018Cite: “Scotts Tower / UNStudio” 10 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?新加坡 Scotts大楼 / UNStudio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Alessandro Magi Galluzzi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” Design Team:Simone Subissati, Alice CerigioniClients:Carlo ZingaroStructural And Mechanical Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiStructural Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiMechanical Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiCity:PolverigiCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. DESIGNED BY SIMONE SUBISSATI ARCHITECTS, THE BORDER CROSSING HOUSE SITS ON THE HILLS OF THE MARCHE REGION IN ITALY, LETTING THE LANDSCAPE TAKE CENTER STAGE. A SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY FEDERICA BIONDI TELLS ITS SPACES AND ITS PHILOSOPHY.Proudly standing on the hills in the Marche region of Italy, the “Border Crossing House” by Simone Subissati Architects is a private residence that recovers the essential orthography of local rural houses, while evoking the experimentations of some of the protagonists of the Italian radical avantgarde. A building that works with the environment and takes cues from the landscape. A new film by Federica Biondi, set during a day of harvesting, narrates its essential and unique qualities of the house.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziLush grass fields surround the “Border Crossing House”, the private residence built by Simone Subissati Architects in Polverigi, in the hills near Ancona, Italy. Set on a ridge, between the city and the countryside, this house, traversed by the landscape, fits into the territory, exploring the theme of the border and searching for new forms of permeability in space and time. Simone Subissati was trained in the Florentine school of architecture and a pupil of Remo Buti and Gianni Pettena, exponents of the Radical movement. He designed the residence with clean and original forms, bringing together the orthography of traditional rural constructions and the experimentation of various architectural experiences to create a project meant to make a difference. An architecture with a strong conceptual soul, captured by director Federica Biondi in the short film “Rustico” she just completed. “Rustico” tells the story and the poetics of the Border Crossing House and explores its unique luxury, one that does not rely on opulence and ostentation, but on space, freedom and flexibility of use.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe rectangular building, covered by an asymmetrical double-pitched roof, runs from east to west, in close relation with the surrounding cultivated land. The presence of numerous openings, different in shape and function, turns the house into a sort of device that connects the hilly landscape with the intimate, domestic space. The Border Crossing House designed by Simone Subissati is the outcome of a reflection on inhabited space seen as a threshold: the house relies upon its relationship with the outdoors, intended as a territory extended to the extreme of one’s gaze. No fences guard the Border Crossing House. It is located at the edge of the town of Polverigi, where cultivated fields are. Grass reaches the very edge of the house, which is surrounded only by a thin pavement. A strip of decorative perennial grasses ideally envelopes the house, as if it belonged to the fields (cultivated with wheat, barley, field beans, sunflower).Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“The idea was to overflow, to break the boundaries, without following conventions whereby the private living space is separated from the agricultural workspace.”Simone Subissati.The ground floor, dedicated to the living area, is characterized by the presence of a deep red coating (the main body is made of iron painted with an anti-rust primer). The upper floor, in addition to housing the sleeping area, also includes a large open space contained by a light frame covered with a micro-perforated and pre-tensioned membrane. It distinguishes itself by the color white and it gets completely illuminated at night. A large central portion of the volume is left open on the ground floor and can be crossed from side to side. In addition to this opening in the building, large sections of the metal enclosure easily turn into apertures thanks to the windows, which, when opened, are orthogonal to the facade. This allows the living room, kitchen, and spa to establish a direct relationship with the outside space. Thanks to these devices, the volume of the building appears almost to be hovering over the ground. This perception is also enhanced by the presence of the swimming pool, placed perpendicular to the house and surrounded by grass, reminiscent of the water- collection tanks used for irrigation.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe upper floor is accessed by a wooden staircase with an elementary structure, painted white. From it, one accesses the most private area of the house, where bedrooms are hosted. For the rooms, instead of simple windows, Subissati designs visual devices, which he calls “diaphragms.” As on the ground floor, windows here do also allow one to contemplate both sides of the landscape. Although very small in size, these openings have been designed to create surprising optical effects. A play of mirrors, arranged to completely cover the side openings of the windows, multiplies the views of the surrounding landscape. Protected by a simple chicken coop net, a balcony leads to a space where the winter garden and a second living room are hosted. This section of the building is made of wood and covered with a micro-perforated membrane that during the day allows natural light to filter inside the house and at night turns the Border Crossing House into a sort of large lamp.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“I was fascinated by the rural houses of my grandparents and relatives in the Marche countryside, characterized by a straightforward simplicity, a true essentiality that is very different from today’s trendy poetic of minimalism. They were houses that could be crossed from room to room, the workspace on the ground floor, connected and open on both sides.” Simone Subissati.A playful attitude led Simone Subissati to think of the project as an assembly process. In this sense, the Border Crossing House tends to become a metaphysical element, a sort of archetype of the rural house elaborated through a constant reference to ‘memory’ and ‘play’. Simone Subissati’s project, devoid of any vernacular temptation, is committed to contemporaneity. Guided by a strong conceptual – rather than formal – inspiration, Simone Subissati avoids any contemporary mannerism in his choice of materials and furnishings. The furniture is all custom designed by the architect himself as his aim was to create a space that would feel “both eternal and open towards the future.”His compositional alphabet describes a sense of openness and lightness, while also offering a sense of flexibility that involves the whole house from its spaces to the furniture.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe structure of the building is made of steel, except for the volume on the upper floor, accommodating the open space, made of laminated wood and covered with micro-perforated metal sheets. The remaining part of the upper floor is finished with a self-cleaning plaster. The pilasters from which the structure on the ground floor takes shape and to which the swings of the doors and of the windows are aligned, also accommodate drains and ventilation ducts. A rainwater collection network is connected with the underground tanks for water supply. The building responds to passive bioclimatic standards, as it allows a thermal gain in the cold months and a natural cooling in the warm months, thanks to cross-ventilation (no air conditioning is provided) and the chimney effect.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“For the Border Crossing House, I imagined a space that would feel as if it was “inherited.” I wanted it to be the least opulent it could be: it is meant to feel “as if it had always been there” though being contemporary and in many ways very distant from tradition. So essential that you can almost think of it as a temporary place as if it were an outdoor park. A light, flexible space that, as if it was there already, could now be reclaimed. A space without frills and without luxury, just like the buildings of the rural tradition where people both lived and worked.” Simone Subissati.The furnishings are in solid ash wood, used with all its parts – bark, knots, and splits – and dyed white. Or in pre-finished board panels of pine (for doors, doors and secondary partitions, such as the walk-in closet that also acts as bed headboard and bathroom / spa block on the ground floor). The kitchen countertops, the sink and the basins are customs made in cement and quartz, designed by the architect. 2019 Border Crossing House / simone subissati architectsSave this projectSaveBorder Crossing House / simone subissati architects Project gallerySee allShow less ArchDaily Italy Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: simone subissati architects Area Area of this architecture project Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects CopyAbout this officesimone subissati architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookPolverigiItalyPublished on December 16, 2019Cite: “Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects” 15 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930204/border-crossing-house-simone-subissati-architects Clipboard Share Photographs CopyHouses•Polverigi, Italy Manufacturers: Secco Sistemi, Ceadesign, Effegibi, Serge Ferrari, Clivet, Green Energy Service, Renato Sebastianelli, Renzo Serafini, Schuco, Steel Form, Vivai Manfrica Simone Subissati Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930204/border-crossing-house-simone-subissati-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

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Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig

first_img Olson Kundig Lead Architects: Tofino Beach House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveTofino Beach House / Olson Kundig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944584/tofino-beach-house-olson-kunding Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944584/tofino-beach-house-olson-kunding Clipboard Photographs Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Year:  CopyHouses, House Interiors•Tofino, Canada Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project 2016center_img “COPY” Photographs:  Nic Lehoux Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, panoramah!®, Atlas Meridian Glassworks, Spearhead, Waterworks, Lucifer, Newforma, Tekla Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDesign Team:Jim Olson, Olivier Landa, Will Kemper, Christine BurklandConsultants:SpearheadCity:TofinoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxText description provided by the architects. Nestled in a weather-beaten forest, this 2,500-square-foot beach house creates a connection between the drama of the nearby ocean and the sense of sanctuary provided by the trees. Composed primarily of one large room, the house is light-filled on the south side facing the ocean, and insular and protected on the other side.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxGlass walls open the living area to panoramic views of forest and ocean, while two fireplaces on either end anchor the space and provide a feeling of refuge. Cantilevering the house from its base provides space for ferns and beach salal to grow underneath the glass flooring that runs the perimeter of the main room, giving the sense of floating above the forest floor.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThe warm, natural tones of the interior take inspiration from Tofino’s coastal forest, and are punctuated by pieces from the owner’s contemporary art collection. Artworks were incorporated into the design of the home, with the fireplace walls specially designed to fit paintings by Sam Francis and Diego Singh. A collection of furniture pieces designed by Jim Olson specifically for the house, including a walnut sofa built into the hearth of one fireplace, complete the interior environment.Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux“The emphasis was not on framing a single focal point view, but rather on capturing a panoramic view of the ocean beyond. The roof is held up only by the two chimneys on either side of the living space, which gives the feeling of the roof floating. There are no columns or interior structural systems to obscure the panoramic view; instead, it feels almost like you are outdoors in a big open space with two cozy campfires at either end.” –Jim Olson, FAIA, Design PrincipalSave this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Building Game Townscaper Allows Users to Build their Own CityArchitecture NewsSOM Designs Tallest Structure in Nanjing, China, Surpassing the Zifeng TowerArchitecture News Share Canada Area:  2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookTofinoCanadaPublished on July 30, 2020Cite: “Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig” 30 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?托菲诺海滨别墅 / Olson Kundig是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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B House / 365 Design

first_img Ta Dinh Van, Nguyen Nhu Thanh Architects: 365 Design Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Hoang Le Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Vietnam Year:  Lead Architects: ArchDaily CopyAbout this office365 DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHanoiOn FacebookVietnamPublished on April 27, 2021Cite: “B House / 365 Design” 27 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Project Architect:Nguyen Hoang TuArchitects:365 DesignCity:HanoiCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hoang LeRecommended ProductsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The B House is located in a residential suburban area of Hanoi, Vietnam, owned by a concrete workshop owner in Vietnam. We start the project with the vision that there’ll be other houses on both sides of the land. The owner wants an airy space and garden-view bedrooms but still have privacy and security.Save this picture!© Hoang LeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hoang LeWith this requirement, first, we developed a simple yet powerful form of architectural design for the front garden. The essence of this house is an open space, the boundary between the inside and the outside is gradually blurring to create the connection between people and nature.Save this picture!© Hoang LeSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Hoang LeThe light from ouside are drawn from the roof through the glass panels to the green space inside, and around this void is the long and wide staircase and corridor that connect the functional spaces together with other features in the house. The front view of the house is a pressed bamboo spokes door system with iron frame that can be closed and opened flexibly. It reduces direct sunlight from the east, and ensures privacy and security issues.Save this picture!© Hoang LeWith the owner’s love for concrete, we choose the finishing material, mainly concrete with a rough surface, and chestnut-colored wood makes the space cozier. Through the project, we want to bring an optimal solution to improve living space, create a comfortable living environment, and focus on quality of life.Save this picture!© Hoang LeProject gallerySee allShow lessTECLA Technology and Clay 3D Printed House / Mario Cucinella ArchitectsSelected ProjectsYes Art Warehouse / Fununit DesignSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographscenter_img Projects B House / 365 Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960676/b-house-365-design Clipboard Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Hanoi, Vietnam “COPY” 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960676/b-house-365-design Clipboard B House / 365 DesignSave this projectSaveB House / 365 DesignSave this picture!© Hoang Le+ 31Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: BETONLAB, DTC, TMElast_img read more

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Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation raises $21,000 online

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. The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation’s “Mission: Possible” campaign ended this week, raising more than $21,000 dollars through the Internet for spinal cord research. This is the largest sum ever raised online by the foundation for a single campaign.The event drew over 200 bids and 7,000 visits to the auction, which offered 14 different items. The online auction featured a variety of celebrity experiences and memorabilia, including a lap around the race track with Paul Newman in a PPG Pace car, lunch with Emmy-Award winning actress Sela Ward and a role on Broadway in the current production of Les Miserables. Find out more from The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 November 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation raises $21,000 online read more

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UK’s biggest fundraising fun event for under-fives gets underway

first_imgUK’s biggest fundraising fun event for under-fives gets underway About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Preschools, playgroups and nurseries are being invited to join in the fun by organising their own sponsored half mile walk in a bid to beat last year’s total of £830,000 raised to help disadvantaged children and local community groups.Those who choose to arrange their own Toddle rather than join in one of the 23 organised events get to keep 25% of the sponsorship money for their own group or local good cause with the rest going towards Barnardo’s.The Toddles are supported by Foresters, an international membership and financial services organisation committed to helping charities and local projects. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 18 May 2003 | News Foresters Big Toddle for Barnardo’s was launched today.The Foresters Big Toddle For Barnardo’s involves over 100,000 children aged 0 to five years walking half a mile to raisemoney for other children in the UK. The children will ‘toddle’ all over thecountry through 23 organised toddles taking place in June. Parent celebrities involved at the launch included Toddle patron TV presenter Fiona Philips, actor Colin Salmon, TV presenter Sidney Sloane, and radio and TV presenters Eleanor Oldroyd and Nick Mullins. Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Exchange CS offers free online supplier sourcing tool to charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 November 2003 | News Collaborative sourcing service Exchange CS is allowing non-profit groups to make online price checks or quote requests to a large number of suppliers. Exchange CS’s online database currrently lists 3,595 suppliers, many of whom they say “have expressed an interest in supplying to charities at favourable/discounted rates.” These suppliers also “regularly advertise special offers and promotions for charity groups.”Charities and non-profit groups can register at no charge and then post a request for services which is then sent to the suppliers in the database. Once the deadline for responses has passed buyers can login, view all responses and then contact suitable suppliers. Requests can range from reams of paper to legal services. Advertisement Exchange CS offers free online supplier sourcing tool to charities 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.center_img A further tool, ExchangeDonator, allows groups to apply for various donated goods ranging from IT equipment to office furniture and services such as accountancy and legal advice. Details of donations are sent by e-mail to all registered users.Unfortunately they’ve called their charity section “Charity Buyer”, which probably won’t please the team at www.charitybuyer.com which lists suppliers relevant to the charity and non-profit sector. Tagged with: Digital Finance Management  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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New code of practice for volunteer fundraising

first_imgNew code of practice for volunteer fundraising Howard Lake | 12 January 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. It also covers issues that arise the volunteer carrying out the fundraising is a celebrity.Rob Jackson, Volunteering Development Manager at RNIB and Chair of the Working Party, said: “This code establishes, for the first time, the standards charities should follow when working with volunteer fundraisers. With millions of people volunteering to fundraise for good causes every year, the code is a critical step towards improving their experience and making them want to come back for more”.The Code should be used not only by the managers of volunteer fundraisers, but also by trustees and senior management who will need to establish a volunteer policy and to define how their range of volunteer fundraising activities fit within the definitions laid out within the Code. The new Volunteer Fundraising Code can be downloaded at no charge from the Institute of Fundraising’s website, where a template letter containing ./guidance for ‘in aid of’ volunteer fundraisers is also available.center_img The Institute of Fundraising has published its first best practice code for volunteer fundraising.The Volunteer Fundraising Code, the 22nd developed by the Institute of Fundraising, has been published at the start of the UK’s Year of the Volunteer to help organisations manage the 16 million volunteers that fundraise for voluntary organisations.It offers guidelines for organisations working with volunteer fundraisers, and differentiates between volunteers that are acting ‘on behalf of’ an organisation (where the responsibility lies with the charity) and ‘in aid of’ an organisation (where the responsibility remains with the volunteer). The Code incorporates tailored ./guidance for managing both types of volunteer. Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Volunteeringlast_img read more

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Journalist speaker generates sell-out event for local hospice

first_imgA Hospice representative commented: “We knew Kate Adie would be a very popular choice of speaker but the response has been magnificent. She has really helped us to raise the profile of the event and of the Katharine House”. Howard Lake | 4 February 2005 | News Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Journalist speaker generates sell-out event for local hospicecenter_img Foreign correspondent Kate Adie is the guest speaker at the annual Ladies Luncheon for the Katharine House Hospice in Stafford, and the event in May has sold out quickly.Celebrities and notable people can prove particularly valuable supporters for smaller, local organisations. The announcement of journalist and author Kate Adie’s presence at the Katherine House Hospice’s event resulted in all 500 tickets selling out within two weeks. sold out within just 2 weeks of going on sale. Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

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Argos customer donation tick box aims to raise £250,000

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 November 2005 | News 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. Argos and Help the Hospices have launched a new customer donation facility this Christmas which, it is hoped, could earn the charity £250,000 during the next two years.The scheme called ‘Tick to Give’ enables customers to give 20p to Help the Hospices by ticking a box on their selection slip when they are choosing items in store. They then simply hand over their additional 20p when they pay for their items. Early indications are encouraging and the scheme has already raised over £10,000 in the first eight weeks. Advertisementcenter_img The money raised through Tick to Give will be used to help fund Hospice Information — a multi-media information service provided by Help the Hospices and St Christopher’s Hospice. Argos customer donation tick box aims to raise £250,000 Tagged with: Events Tradinglast_img read more

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MP Theresa May gives CfA Annual Lecture

first_img The Rt Hon. Theresa May, MP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons gave the 2006 Annual CfA Lecture yesterday in the Plaisterers’ Hall in London.More than 300 individuals representing charities, government, business and professional and learned societies attended this year’s Lecture and Reception. Speaking to the theme ‘The Role and Future of the Voluntary Sector in Britain’, she commented: “In my contacts with the sector across the country I am always struck by just how entrepreneurial so many of these groups are in developing innovative and exciting ways to help people with their problems”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News MP Theresa May gives CfA Annual Lecture Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award rebrands

first_img Howard Lake | 4 September 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Duke of Edinburgh’s Award rebrands  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis On the 50th anniversary of the first Gold Awards being achieved, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has updated its look and feel.Design agency ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) have created new brand elements for the youth charity, including a new logo, tone of voice and photography styles. The rebranding was based on research with young people, adult Leaders, and supporters.The charity’s mission has also been updated to reflect the work it does in line with the new brand and focus on helping all young people to achieve their full potential.The new logo incorporates the personal cipher (the crossed ‘P’s and crown above the DofE) of the Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. This cipher is used as the royal recognition of achievement of an Award.Designs and concepts for new on and offline resources were developed by ASHA and make use of gold, silver and bronze stripes to reflect the three levels of Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, together with five coloured stripes representing the different types of activities young people do for their DofE.The new brand will be rolled out across all material over the coming year.Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive of DofE, said: “By updating our brand we hope to gain more immediate recognition and to appeal to even more young people, as well as increasing the number of adult volunteers who help young people to achieve their full potential.”www.dofe.orglast_img read more

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Major fundraising charities lose £23m in investment assets during recession

first_img Howard Lake | 22 April 2010 | News Tagged with: Finance recession Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  Assets 19,537.9 18,282.9 -10.2  £m £m % * Cancer Research UK (down from £230 million to £154 million);* Royal National Lifeboat Institution (down from £281 million to £221 million);* NSPCC (down from £73 million to £49 million);* The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (down from £145 million to £127 million).The table below gives a snapshot of the changing fortunes of the UK’s largest fundraising charities which provide many of the vital services on which government and the public rely.  UK’s largest 500 fundraising charities 2007/08 2008/09 real change Major fundraising charities lose £23m in investment assets during recessioncenter_img  Investment funds 8,538.2 6,991.9 -21.4 Cass Business School reports that income from investments for the UK’s major fundraising charities fell by £23 million during the recession, while investment asset values fell by £1.5 billion (10.2%).Cathy Pharoah, Professor of Charity Funding at Cass Business School, led the research which will be published in Charity Market Monitor in June 2010. The collective investment fund value of the UK’s 500 largest fundraising charities fell by 21.4%, and income from investments dropped by 8.4%.Charities which saw a fall in the value of their investments in 2008-09 include: Advertisement  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Professor Pharoah explained the significance of these falls: “Many of the major service-providing charities rely on investment income to provide a cushion, or an independent source of income, against fluctuations in their income from legacies, statutory contracts or shop trading. A fall in the value of their assets makes it much harder for charities to plan future activities or commit to developing much-needed new services.”Charity Market Monitor 2010 is a collaboration between Cass Business School and CaritasData. Through analysis of the finances of the UK’s major fundraising charities and causes, provided by CaritasData, CMM provides up-to-date annual perspectives on the funds they raise.www.cass.city.ac.uk  Income from investments 506.5 483.7 -8.4 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

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Organising Special Events

first_imgOrganising Special Events  6 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 April 2013 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]last_img read more

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Nominet Trust seeks nominations for 100 best tech projects for social change

first_img Howard Lake | 20 July 2014 | News Tagged with: Awards Digital Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Nominet Trust seeks nominations for 100 best tech projects for social change  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “In 2013, Pavegen reached a major milestone in regards to its number of projects and revenue generation. Being selected can be attributed towards our success, with data analytics tracing a spike in sales enquiries and online presence, to the time of our recognition on the Nominet Trust 100.”Cancer Research UK Cell SliderCancer Research UK also made the list for its Cell Slider project.  Programme Manager Hannah Keartland said:“The Nominet Trust 100 helps raise the profile of high-quality social tech projects around the world, particularly for projects like ours that rely on the power of the crowd.  It is also a great platform to showcase technology for good and gives us the chance to connect with leaders in the field”.Nominations for 2014Nominations for the Nominet Trust 100 can be made until 26 September 2014. They can be made online via the Social Tech Guide  or via Twitter using the hashtag, #nt100.The final 100 will be selected from the nominations by a steering committee chaired by Annika Small and including Charles Leadbeater; Lucy Bernholz; Dawn Austwick, CEO, Big Lottery; Tom Hulme, Director, IDEO; and Rodrigo Baggio, Founder and Executive Director of The Centre for Digital Inclusion (CDI).The results will be announced in November 2014. Nominet Trust, the UK’s only dedicated social technology investor, is asking for nominations for ventures that make use of digital technology for social innovation, to make up their second annual Nominet Trust 100.Nominations are open globally, and can cover projects using technology in a wide array of social problems, from education, human rights abuses, and health to climate change. Anyone from any country can submit an entry for a project and/or organisation that deserves to be recognised for its impact on society.Technology can consist of the web, mobile, big data or physical computing, or a combination of some of these.The key requirement however is that the technology must be tackling major social problems to make the world a better place.The list isn’t intended to be a top 100 in which the projects are ranked. The organisers say that it would not be possible or appropriate to measure projects against each other and against specific criteria.Annika Small, CEO, Nominet Trust, said:“We are looking for nominations of ventures that have inspired people in their use of technology to mobilise significant social change. In this way, the Nominet Trust 100 will showcase and celebrate the extraordinary ways in which technology is being used to tackle major social challenges and raise the ambitions of social innovators using technology.”Finalists from the 2013 NT100When asked about their technology of choice, the majority of 2013 NT100 finalists said that mobile technology (including apps) stood out as the technology of choice that will make the biggest impact on society due to increasing penetration rates on a global level.Although 83% of the finalists acknowledged there had been a growth in the awareness of the technology for good market, nearly two-thirds believed that more needed to be done to support awareness and growth. Lack of funding and/or investment was the most commonly cited problem (35%) for these social entrepreneurs.Pavegen installed 14 tiles outside the busy station of St Omer in Northern France. These powered LED lighting under benches and two USB ports.Being listed in the NT100 has brought benefits to many of the ventures, including Pavegen Systems, a technology company that has developed paving slabs to convert energy from people’s footsteps into electrical power. The slabs were first installed at the London 2012 Olympic Games at West Ham tube station.CEO and founder Laurence Kemball-Cook said: Advertisement Image: mobile phone thumbs up by Alex Millos on Shutterstock.com 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

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Entries to Legacy10 Award for Excellence close this month

first_img Advertisement Charitable giving campaign Legacy10 is inviting entries to its annual Award for Excellence. This aims to recognise those who have contributed to legacy giving in the UK through innovation and service.The winner of the award will receive £5,000 for themselves and £5,000 for the charity which they represent.The Legacy10 Award for Excellence was first awarded last year. This year’s entries close at 5pm on 17 October 2014.The award is open to all legacy fundraisers working for a registered UK charity. It will be awarded not simply for raising the most money from legacies but to the individual who has been most innovative in their approach, establishing new or long term sources of legacy giving. The judges will also be looking for applicants who have had a positive impact on the legacy giving agenda outside their own charity.About Legacy10Legacy10 was established in November 2011, with a call to the British public to leave 10% of the value of their estate in their will to charity or charities. Tagged with: legacies Legacy10 Entries to Legacy10 Award for Excellence close this month 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 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 October 2014 | Newslast_img read more

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Starbucks supports charities with #RedCupCheer

first_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Starbucks supports charities with #RedCupCheer The Starbucks #RedCupCheer challenge saw UK charity supporters send almost 100k tweets in support of their favourite causes last month, resulting in 200 small and local charities winning grants from the company.Starbucks invited small and local charities to register for the challenge in November, with 200 chosen to participate. The 100 charities that received the most social media support won £1000 each, with the remaining 100 winning £500.Over the course of the three-week challenge, supporters were asked to raise some noise for their chosen causes by tweeting the charities’ names along with the #RedCupCheer tag. Success was measured across Twitter by the total number of mentions for each of the charity names used with the #RedCupCheer tag on Twitter. The total number of social shares of the cause page from neighbourly.com was also measured along with each one’s total number of followers, with scores combined to make each charity’s final total.Overall, more than 94,000 tweets and retweets using the tag were made, with followers sharing their support with photos and videos as well as festive tweets.Nick Davies, founder of neighbourly, said:“Red Cup Cheer is a fantastic way for Starbucks to connect with projects close to the hearts of customers and colleagues in their local communities.The overwhelming support and cheers for these causes right across the UK has been truly exciting.” Melanie May | 15 December 2015 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: christmas corporate small charitieslast_img read more

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Inaugural arts & culture fundraising awards seek entries

first_img This spring sees the launch of the Emcees Awards to recognise best practice in arts and culture fundraising.Launched by =mc and The National Arts Fundraising School, the categories are:Best Campaign – £100,000 and above (sponsored by Richmond Associates) Melanie May | 19 February 2016 | News Tagged with: arts Awards fundraising Best use of Digital Channels in a Fundraising Campaign Best Campaign – under £100,000  82 total views,  3 views today Best Individual Giving Campaign 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. The National Arts Fundraising School Award for InnovationThe panel of judges will include: Bernard Ross, =mc and National Arts Fundraising School founder-director; Philly Graham and David Burgess, =mc consultants and co-leaders of the National Arts Fundraising School; Clare Titley, director of philanthropy, Arts Council England; Sue Fisher, director of development, Science Museum and Régis Cochefert, director – grants and programmes, Paul Hamlyn Foundation.Judges will be looking for campaigns and partnerships that demonstrate strong evidence of having a donor-centred approach and a strong underlying strategy, as well as an innovative or creative approach to engaging prospects and supporters.Calls for nominations are now open, and entrants can nominate their own organisation, or another campaign or partnership in the sector that has impressed them. To be eligible, the campaign/partnership must have been active at any time between 1st January 2014 and 31st December 2015.To nominate visit: www.nationalartsfundraisingschool.com/the-emceesThe deadline for nominations is 5pm on 11 March 2016, and the winners will be announced on 5th May 2016 at an event held at the London Science Museum.=mc director Bernard Ross said:“We believe there have been some outstanding campaigns as arts organisations become better and better at innovative ways to engage private donors, individuals, companies and foundations. This award scheme is our way of identifying and celebrating the very best in existing practice and sharing it with the rest of the arts community.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Best Corporate Partnership Inaugural arts & culture fundraising awards seek entries  83 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

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10 career tips from WaterAid’s five female CEOs around the world

first_img WaterAid has five women leading the charity as CEOs in its country offices around the world. Here they share their advice for women and girls on reaching their goals.There are 3.7 billion women and girls in the world. Currently, seven FTSE 100 companies are led by women. The charity and fundraising sector can’t demonstrate parity either, according to the latest survey by Civil Society Media. Although for the first time there are now 50 women among the top 100 charities’ fundraising directors, the number of female directors at the top 20 charities dropped from 12 in 2015 to just nine this year.WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Part of its approach is to consider women as essential to driving change. The charity “is proud to invest in women’s leadership – in the community-based groups where it works and in its offices around the world”. Its current campaign, Made of the Same Stuff, echoes that approach. WaterAid’s CEOs in America, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the UK are all female. Four of them gathered recently in London, and with their fifth colleague, they have shared their advice for women and girls on succeeding and reaching their goals. Tagged with: careers gender leadership women 8. Be patient“Be kind to yourself, you can’t change the world overnight – you can influence bits of it at a time, but it can’t be done overnight.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 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. 4. Believe in yourself“I think that we teach young girls to doubt themselves. For some reason, the way that we bring up our girls doesn’t inspire confidence in themselves. So I would say just give it a go – you can do it.”Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia Chief Executive 6. Give it your all“Really believe in what you’re doing, do a job that plays to your heart, to your values, so that you’ll give it your all.”Barbara Frost, WaterAid UK Chief Executive Advertisement 3. Find a mentor“Find a mentor, find someone you believe in, someone you trust who can accompany you on your path.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive 10. Smile“You need determination, a really, really good sense of humour, and self-confidence of course… Remember to smile – smile through adversity.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive Barbara FrostBarbara Frost, WaterAid’s CEO, spent a week in Bangladesh where she met communities who explained how improved water and sanitation had changed their lives for the better. Photo: WaterAid/Abir Abdullah 9. Be resilient“Have courage and resilience. Keep believing in yourself even when it’s tough, even when others don’t believe in you – and even when you don’t believe yourself – just keep at it.”Sarina Prabasi, WaterAid America Chief Executivecenter_img  184 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Top 10 career tips for women and girls1. Take risks“Take some big risks, have a big vision and believe in yourself.”Barbara Frost, WaterAid UK Chief Executive 7. Leave your comfort zone“The sky is not going to fall in if you make a mistake. You will actually learn more from giving it a go and getting yourself out of your comfort zone. What I have really found is 80% of success is just giving it a go.”Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Cynthia Akinyi, 12, is seventh grade student at Chamagaha Primary School. Bondo, Siaya, Kenya. 13 October 2016. Photo: WaterAid/ Behailu Shiferaw.  183 total views,  1 views today 10 career tips from WaterAid’s five female CEOs around the world Howard Lake | 25 January 2017 | News 5. Say yes“Try out new things, it’s ok to fail, but just go out there, say yes, be brave and try out. You will make a change if you really want to.”Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, WaterAid Sweden Chief Executive 2. Find your passion“Go out and try and find your passion, it’s when you have that passion and that commitment that you can actually make a difference.”Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, WaterAid Sweden Chief Executive Barbara Frost has been WaterAid UK’s Chief Executive for 11 years.When she met up with her fellow CEO’s, she said:“Despite the current feeling of uncertainty in the world I would encourage young women setting off in their careers to go with where your heart takes you as you will be far more successful if you love what you are doing. Trust your gut instinct, consider your options, take risks but don’t be rash, and above all believe in yourself and be yourself.“By 2030 I’d like to see a world where all women have access to water and sanitation, equal rights, equal opportunities, and are living healthy lives out of poverty and free to make choices about their part in the world. Essentially we’re all Made of the Same Stuff; we’re all made of around 60% water. All of us on this planet are connected, so let’s ensure we all play our part and reach our potential, because together we can make history”.last_img read more

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League table shows 4 out of 10 people open to leaving a legacy

first_img Advertisement Tagged with: legacies research Melanie May | 4 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 League table shows 4 out of 10 people open to leaving a legacycenter_img  262 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 At least four out of ten people are open to leaving a legacy, according to the latest Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing Legacy Potential Premier League, with animal charities making up most of the top ten positions for those people would consider including in their Will.This year’s Legacy Potential Premier League saw Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing survey 5,000 people aged over 50 with questions relating to legacy giving, building the tracker study up to a total of 20,000.The table ranks charities on their supporter’s propensity to leave a gift in their Will to them, based on factors including motivations and barriers to giving, the number of supporters a charity has, as well as on how often supporters consider and reject a charity for legacy giving, providing a snapshot in time.A value of 100 is considered average, with scoring over or under this meaning the charity is either over or under performing.The year, animal charities take 7 of the top 10 spots with Dog’s Trust moving into top position with a legacy consideration score of 138, moving Cats Protection down to number two with 133. Battersea, The Donkey Sanctuary, PDSA and RSPCA take up the rest of the top 6 spots, with Guide Dogs for the Blind coming in at number 9.According to Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing, Dog’s Trust and Cat’s Protection have almost doubled their scale of support since last year.Elsewhere in the table, CRUK (107), NSPCC (96), Shelter (91) and RNLI (84) have dropped in their individual ranking, although they have all significantly increased their scale of support. New entrants in the top 20 Woodland Trust (100), UNICEF (also 100), WaterAid (91), and Arthritis Research UK (85) have moved some of the bigger players down the rankings, despite the scale of support for these charities remaining at the lower end of the table.The survey shows that 40% of people overall are willing to consider including a charity in their Will, with this higher among some audiences.David Cole, Fastmap Managing Director, commented:“Our research shows that legacy fundraising is still full of potential with 4 out of 10 people currently open to the idea of leaving a legacy and if we dig deeper into bespoke audiences we can identify audiences where it’s closer to 6 and potentially 7 out of 10 people. With some forms of fundraising severely hit by the pandemic, legacies remain a beacon of hope for many.” 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.last_img read more

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Philadelphia IAC: 20 years of struggle

first_imgIAC leaders Berta Joubert-Ceci, Betsey Piette and Joe Piette, Jan. 6.Photo: Sandy JonesThe Philadelphia Chapter of the International Action Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a benefit dinner on Jan. 6, featuring national IAC co-director, Sara Flounders, and Pam Africa, of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.In addition to short statements of solidarity from Patrice Parmstead, Building Peoples Power; Ray Martinez, Service Employees Local 668; and Wafai Diaz, Temple University Students for Justice in Palestine, the crowd was treated to revolutionary poetry by Palestinian writer Susan Abulhawa and Puerto Rican spoken-word artist Julia Lopez, along with songs by Kevin Price and a slide show of photographs featuring two decades of IAC political activities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Family challenges police shooting of Delaware man

first_imgOn Sept. 23, 28-year-old Jeremy McDole was shot several times by police in Wilmington, Del. McDole was not accused of any crime, nor was he running from police. He was in a wheelchair when he was killed.Jeremy McDoleCaptured by a cell phone video uploaded to YouTube, four police officers, guns drawn, are seen approaching McDole in his wheelchair when a single shot is fired. It is not clear from the video just who fired the shot, but someone in the background can clearly be heard saying: “They shot him in the stomach. He’s bleeding.”After the shooting, police continue to advance on McDole, yelling: “Drop the gun! Show me your hands! Hands up!” McDole appears to be grabbing at his stomach, and then trying to lift himself up. Seconds later, police open fire again, shooting at McDole at least 10 times and killing him.It is unclear from the video if McDole was reaching for a weapon or even had one. He does not appear to be pointing anything at the police. While police claim they recovered a .38 caliber weapon at this scene, his family disputes that McDole even had a gun.Eugene Smith, McDole’s uncle, said he was with him about 15 minutes prior to the shooting. “He had a book bag, but I didn’t see no gun,” Smith said. (AP, Sept. 24)While McDole was killed at 3 p.m. on Sept. 23, his mother, Phyllis McDole, was never notified by the police. She had to call them in order to find her son’s body in the morgue.At a police press conference on Sept. 24, Phyllis McDole and other family members took over the microphone to voice their concerns about the shooting. Calling for a federal investigation, Phyllis McDole said: “This was murder. They shot my son like he was road kill.”Richard Smith, head of the Delaware chapter of the NAACP, called for an independent investigation by a special prosecutor, noting that he did not trust the state Justice Department to conduct a fair or impartial investigation. Smith stated, “We cannot continue having all our folks being shot and nobody held accountable.” (independent.co.uk, Sept. 25)In response to the YouTube video, Wilmington police released part of a 911 tape in which a woman can be heard saying that McDole shot himself and asking police to send an ambulance. Since the whole tape was not released, there is no way of knowing if it was doctored by police or even when the call was made.The police appear to be using this alleged 911 call to support their claim that McDole was attempting suicide by shooting himself in order to get police to come and shoot him. One major problem with this scenario is that the first shot heard on the video, fired just seconds before witnesses can be heard saying, “They shot him,” was after police arrived, not before.In March 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a mentally ill woman who sued San Francisco police for shooting her five times. The brief argued that hundreds of people with disabilities are killed in police encounters in the U.S. every year. According to the ACLU brief, half of the 375-500 people killed by police each year in the U.S. have physical or mental disabilities. (RT, March 21)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Detroit autoworkers protest

first_imgDespite bitter cold and wind, rank-and-file autoworkers and supporters protested Jan. 10 outside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The action was called by the Autoworker Caravan and was supported by members of the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and the National Action Network. AWC attacked the “gigantic profits” of the auto companies, made at the expense of workers in the plants — here and around the world — as well as the environment.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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El poder político afroamericano y las elecciones

first_imgLeyes instituidas por varios estados para aumentar las barreras al voto fueron vindicadas por el fallo. En el mismo artículo del New York Times, las autoridades en Texas “anunciaron poco después de la decisión, que una ley de identificación de votantes que había sido bloqueada entraría inmediatamente en vigor, y que la redistribución de mapas distritales ya no necesitaría aprobación federal”.Estas y otras medidas como la negación de acceso a las urnas para aquellas personas con antecedentes penales, descalifica aproximadamente a un 25 por ciento de las/os votantes afroamericanos en la Florida. En general, alrededor de 1,3 millones de personas en este estado del sur faltaban en las listas de votantes en el momento de las elecciones primarias del 15 de marzo.Aumentan luchas populares contra ofensiva derechistaNunca se iniciaron medidas concretas para abordar estas preocupaciones bajo la administración del presidente Barack Obama. Las elecciones del 2010, 2012 y 2014 vieron la transformación de los demócratas de ser una mayoría en el Congreso, a ser una minoría.La ausencia de una alternativa política efectiva tanto dentro como fuera del Congreso, dio lugar a la profundización de un programa político de derecha que ha aumentado la capacidad de la clase capitalista para dominar en general a la clase trabajadora y oprimida. La represión estatal por los organismos policiales y de inteligencia refuerza el sistema de explotación con impunidad.Casi todas las manifestaciones de masas y rebeliones desde 2012 han sido en respuesta a los homicidios de afroamericanas/os y latinas/os por policías y justicieros ilegales. Estas protestas y actos de destrucción de la propiedad han llevado a la militarización en todos los niveles de los cuerpos policiales, que han sido suministrados por el gobierno federal con armas automáticas, vehículos blindados, tanques, productos químicos, porras y dispositivos de sonido diseñados para reprimir y dispersar a la multitud.Cambio de actitudes políticas en 2016Nuevas encuestas indican que la campaña de Sanders ha ganado apoyo significativo en la comunidad afroamericana en el Medio Oeste y la Costa Oeste. Una encuesta reciente indicó que en un plazo de dos meses, Sanders lideraba a Clinton entre las/os votantes afroamericanos en Wisconsin antes de la primaria del 5 de abril.Un artículo del Huffington Post el 31 de marzo señala que “el 27 de febrero, Hillary Clinton lideraba Bernie Sanders entre las/os votantes afroamericanos por 52 puntos. Para el 26 de marzo, lideraba a Sanders sólo por nueve puntos. Y el 6 de abril, Public Policy Polling, una respetada organización de encuestas electorales, publicó una encuesta que muestra que Sanders lidera Clinton entre las/os votantes afroamericanos en Wisconsin por 11 puntos”.La encuesta sugiere que “en definitiva, la campaña de Clinton se encuentra en medio de un colapso histórico – en gran parte debido a la desintegración del apoyo a Clinton entre las/os votantes no blancos – y que los medios a nivel nacional no se han dado cuenta”. Las elecciones primarias en las próximas semanas probarán o refutarán estas afirmaciones.Esta tendencia se vio en Michigan a principios de marzo y se reflejó en los estrechos y cuestionables márgenes de victoria de Clinton en Illinois y Missouri, junto con la falta general de entusiasmo de su segunda campaña presidencial.De todos modos, hay un grado de desesperación en la campaña de Clinton sobre todo referente a los resultados de las primarias de Wisconsin. Clinton mantuvo reuniones de campaña en barrios afroamericanos en Milwaukee durante la última semana de marzo.En dos eventos importantes, el representante Gwen Moore, único miembro afroamericano de la Casa de Representantes de Wisconsin, se paró junto a Clinton en el escenario. Moore dio la bienvenida a Clinton en un Club de Niños y Niñas, alegando que la ex senadora de Nueva York y ex primera dama, había ayudado a jóvenes afroamericanas/os en Carolina del Sur, mientras trabajaba para el Fondo de Defensa de los Niños. (WPR.org, 31 de marzo)Necesidad de acción política independiente¿Qué ganan las/os afroamericanos con su continuo apoyo a candidatas/os demócratas centristas, a la luz de la historia de la década de 1990 bajo Clinton y los últimos ocho años de la administración de Obama? Desempleo, pobreza, encarcelamiento en masa, terrorismo policial y arraigado racismo institucional siguen siendo barreras estructurales para el progreso socioeconómico y el empoderamiento político.El aparente cambio de perspectiva hacia la campaña Sanders ilustra el descontento entre numerosos grupos del Partido Demócrata, de los cuales las/os afroamericanos son una agrupación indispensable. La dependencia de Clinton en los funcionarios electos y las estructuras organizativas del partido, no ha sido suficiente para sostener una serie de victorias en el Sur y otras áreas durante la primera fase de la campaña.Surgen preguntas en el electorado sobre el papel del proceso de “superdelegados”, en el que fuerzas comprometidas, la mayor parte en representación de los jefes del partido, mantienen la capacidad de anular las pérdidas electorales sufridas por Clinton en varios estados clave, incluyendo Michigan, Alaska, Hawái y Nueva Hampshire. Esto se convertirá en un debate crítico a la luz de varias encuestas que muestran a Sanders ejecutando una campaña mucho más fuerte contra el principal candidato republicano Donald Trump en las elecciones generales de noviembre.Estos cambios en las opiniones políticas deben conducir a una mayor independencia política durante el proceso de primarias, elecciones nacionales y posteriormente.  Finalmente, las/os afroamericanos, las/os oprimidos de otras nacionalidades y la clase trabajadora en general deben romper con el Partido Demócrata para establecer su propia organización que hable en su nombre y luche por un programa de liberación total y construcción de socialismo genuino.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this El papel de las/os afroamericanos es fundamental durante los últimos dos meses de primarias y asambleas en aproximadamente 20 estados.Los dos candidatos a la nominación demócrata, la ex secretaria de estado Hillary Clinton y el senador Bernie Sanders, han hecho llamados especiales para ganarse a las/os electores afroamericanos.Este proceso se remonta por lo menos a 1960, cuando un reemergente electorado negro apoyó al candidato demócrata John F. Kennedy, llevándolo a la Casa Blanca. Sin embargo, numerosos militantes de la época, como Malcolm X y Stokely Carmichael, criticaron al gobierno de Kennedy por su fracaso en la protección de las/os trabajadores de derechos civiles, así como por su incapacidad para propulsar legislación en el Congreso para proteger los derechos sociales y políticos a nivel nacional del oprimido pueblo afroamericano.El 6 de agosto de 1965, la Ley de Derecho al Voto fue firmada y convertida en ley por el presidente Lyndon B. Johnson. Esta ley fue el producto de la creciente lucha de la población afroamericana a mediados de la década de 1960 para exigir la plena igualdad y el derecho a la auto determinación.Restricciones del derecho al voto reanudadas por el Tribunal SupremoCasi cinco décadas después, el 25 de junio del 2013, el Tribunal Supremo de EUA anuló las disposiciones de aplicación de la Ley de Derecho al Voto por una sentencia de 5-4 en el caso del Condado de Shelby [Alabama] versus Holder. Esta decisión evisceró la autoridad del Departamento de Justicia para supervisar e intervenir cuando están involucrados problemas relacionados con el acceso al voto y la representación legislativa. El recientemente fallecido juez del Tribunal Supremo Antonin Scalia observó en aquel momento, que ese proyecto de ley en el período moderno representaba un tipo de “privilegios raciales” para las/os afroamericanos. Esta declaración se hizo en un momento en que la gran recesión había devastado a las/os afroamericanos en las áreas de ejecuciones hipotecarias, pérdida de empleos y disminución de ingresos y bienes de la familia.Un artículo del New York Times dijo que el fallo “efectivamente anuló el corazón de la Ley de Derecho al Voto de 1965 por una votación de 5 a 4, liberando a nueve estados, sobre todo en el Sur, para cambiar sus leyes electorales sin previa aprobación del gobierno federal. … En el núcleo del desacuerdo estuvo si las minorías raciales continuaban enfrentando obstáculos a la votación en los estados con una historia de discriminación”. (25 de junio de 2013)En representación de la mayoría en la decisión, el conservador juez del Tribunal Supremo, John G. Roberts escribió: “Nuestro país ha cambiado. Si bien cualquier tipo de discriminación racial en el voto es demasiado, el Congreso debe garantizar que la legislación que pasa a remediar ese problema hable sobre las condiciones actuales”.last_img read more

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Anti-cop-brutality activists win for women prisoners at Santa Rita Jail, Oakland, Calif.

first_imgJustice for Alan Blueford protest in Oakland where the four women were arrested, February 2014.Four activists, arrested in 2014 for protesting police brutality and killings in Oakland, Calif., filed a civil rights suit against the Santa Rita County Jail. On Aug. 1 they won a victory for all prisoners sent there.Anne Weills, Tova Fry, Alyssa Eisenberg and Mollie Costello announced, in a statement issued with Yolanda Huang, their lawyer, that they had won “a small victory in achieving policy changes at Santa Rita Jail (SRJ), reducing the sexual harassment of women arrestees and improving the conditions under which they are held.” (yhuang.law)The four were arrested Feb. 13, 2014, inside the State Building in Oakland. Weills is a National Lawyers Guild legal observer, and the other women are members of the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition. The protest was against California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ failure to prosecute a single killer cop, including Oakland cop Miguel Masso, who killed young Alan Blueford in 2012.The four women were driven, in a van with no seatbelts, to the SRJ, and told a closer jail couldn’t take women detainees. In an interview with teleSUR, Fry described being placed in a cell with 16 to 17 other women under filthy conditions: “There were feces on the floor, with blood and used menstrual pads in the room.” (Aug. 3) ‘A voice for other women’Their statement details the anti-woman and degrading conditions in the SRJ: “The Four were taken into a public hallway and told to strip to their bras. Outraged at this, the Four protested, and one was forced to walk around in that state in front of male guards and prisoners. Two of them were then locked in isolation cells and denied access to a toilet for hours.“The Four were then held with other women in filthy jail cells.  Toilets were overflowing. There were no menstrual pads for women who needed them. There were no garbage containers, so used menstrual pads sat on top of leftover food. All the women in those cells are ‘presumed innocent.’”The Four won seven concessions from the SRJ: 1) women prisoners’ right to privacy, including a screening curtain; 2) a never-before-required program to train cops assigned to the new arrestee area; 3) a mandatory check on detainees, especially those in isolation, every 15 minutes; 4) the prohibition of cops “grasping or kneading” the body of an arrestee that they are searching; 5) mandatory garbage bags in cells with women prisoners; 6) menstrual pads provided to all women prisoners; and 7) cells cleared of garbage and sanitized regularly.The Four also won a $130,000 settlement, which will, in part, meet legal fees and be used to “work toward insuring the continued improvement of conditions at Santa Rita Jail, including publicizing these new policy changes.”The four activists emphasized that they acted “to be a voice for other women and demand they be treated with respect and human dignity.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Bryant Arroyo: Desde el interior de una prisión

first_imgJoe Piette, Bryant Arroyo y Ted Kelly1ra ParteIncluso desde los confines de una institución correccional estatal en la zona rural de Pensilvania, Bryant Arroyo está en movimiento. Solo en los últimos meses, ha hablado en la Universidad de Harvard y en el Colegio Haverford, testificó en una mesa redonda en Filadelfia sobre las condiciones de las prisiones, y fue el orador principal en el Foro Ambiental de Yale.“¡Estoy de gira!”, Exclamó Bryant en una de nuestras recientes conversaciones telefónicas.Esa conversación, como todos los discursos que ofrece en vivo desde una cabina telefónica de la prisión, se interrumpe de manera intermitente con un monótono mensaje pregrabado: “Esta es una llamada del Departamento de Correcciones de Pensilvania …”.Las llamadas se desconectan después de quince minutos. En el evento de mesa redonda en Filadelfia, Bryant solo pudo responder una pregunta del grupo antes de cortarse la llamada. Es por eso que su discurso de Yale fue pregrabado y subido a PrisonRadio.org, donde se pueden escuchar muchas de sus charlas. Cada grabación contiene una voz que es reflexiva y deliberada al enunciar una oratoria altamente poética.En persona, Bryant es enérgico y hablador. Su comportamiento jovial no está restringido por ese uniforme marrón que se ve obligado a usar. De vez en cuando hace una pausa.Fue durante una de esas pausas, mientras hablaba de las “distracciones y divisiones” que impiden que nuestra clase se organice, que Bryant se acerca y puntualiza:“Odio decírtelo, pero tú también estás en prisión”.No se está refiriendo al hecho de que Joe Piette y yo estamos sentados con él en la sala de visitas de SCI Frackville, donde Bryant está cumpliendo una sentencia de cadena perpetua sin libertad condicional por un crimen que no cometió. (Él todavía está luchando para revocar esta condena injusta).Nos sentamos en la cámara repleta de prisioneros junto a sus visitantes. Algunos almuerzan con sus hijos y nietos. Otros están sentados en silencio, frente a una pared en blanco, juntos, los brazos entrelazados con los de su cónyuge. Es un domingo por la mañana. Estos seres queridos entregan las llaves de su auto y billeteras, vacían sus bolsillos y cruzan voluntariamente el umbral cercado que separa a los “libres” de aquellos en ­cautiverio.La persona que vinimos a ver es un puertorriqueño que creció en Lancaster, Pensilvania. Su padre era dueño de una bodega que les fue arrebatada por los acaparadores de tierras cuando Bryant era un niño. Su familia quedó batallando por una fuente constante de ingresos. Cuando se suponía que estuviera en décimo grado, Bryant había abandonado la escuela para buscar trabajo.Habla apasionadamente sobre las lecciones que su padre le enseñó sobre los clientes de la tienda de comestibles, muchos de los cuales eran desesperadamente pobres, con discapacidades y ancianos. “Los tratamos con respeto cuando entran en esta tienda”, insistía el padre de Bryant, independientemente de los antecedentes de la persona. “Les servimos a ellos y ellos nos sirven”, decía, señalando la lámpara en el techo, un recordatorio de cómo se pagaban las facturas.Bryant no duda en nombrar a las personas que crearon las condiciones de indigencia y miseria en su comunidad. ­Bryant los llama “los invasores corporativos”.Cuando dice: “Odio decírtelo”, está hablando sobre el poder en nuestra sociedad. El pueblo no lo tiene. Los invasores corporativos nos lo han arrebatado.Raíces de la luchaHabiendo pasado un cuarto de siglo tras las rejas, Bryant Arroyo sabe lo que es experimentar impotencia. Él es uno de las 2,2 millones de personas que están encarceladas en este momento por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos y, por lo tanto, es miembro del sector más oprimido de la clase trabajadora en este país. Él describe la posición del prisionero como “completamente indigente”.Este es un claro eco de la plataforma política de que “las cárceles son campos de concentración para los pobres”, que resuena de un momento de la historia en que el Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero mantenía activo un Comité de Solidaridad con Prisioneros. Este comité era tan organizado y respetado entre los reclusos que en septiembre de 1971 fue invitado a enviar un representante al patio de la prisión de Ática para ayudar a los rebeldes a negociar sus demandas.Es un evento que el Primer Secretario del PWW-MO Larry Holmes describió como “el momento de la Comuna de París del Movimiento de Liberación Negra”. Las demandas de Ática incluían el derecho a un sindicato, capacitación vocacional, escalas salariales, una semana laboral de horario limitado, atención médica y compensación por lesiones – en realidad ser considerados trabajadores. “Este es un problema de clase”, decía la declaración de Ática.En su discurso al Foro Ambiental de Yale, Bryant comenzó:“Mientras luchamos para poner a las personas, y no a las corporaciones, a cargo de nuestras vidas y gobernanza, que buscamos victorias reales y sostenibles para alcanzar esa meta, es vital que vinculemos nuestra disidencia, nuestras estrategias y nuestra visión a sus raíces”.Advierte que cualquier acción que esté “insuficientemente informada de la historia y la cosmovisión que nos trajo a nuestro presente, agotará nuestras energías y recompensará débilmente nuestras esperanzas”. En el crítico trabajo de terminar con el dominio corporativo y construir la democracia, siempre debemos estar en contra de la amenaza del des radicalismo.“Estas estrategias deben reflejar una comprensión del estado actual de derecho que nos pone a nosotros, las personas, subordinadas a los propietarios, organizados en sus formas corporativas, y deben reflejar nuestro compromiso a revertir esa ley”.En movimientoCon esta cosmovisión, no debería sorprendernos que Bryant haya sido una espina para los funcionarios de la prisión. Altamente litigioso, sin dudar en denunciar un agravio cuando se violan sus derechos, Bryant también defiende a sus compañeros reclusos tan estridentemente como se defiende él. Él los ayuda a redactar sus propios reclamos, investigar estatutos relevantes para sus casos y elaborar estrategias para sus audiencias de libertad condicional.Como él no tiene ninguna posibilidad de obtener la libertad condicional, el Departamento de Correcciones tiene, irónicamente, una amenaza menos que pueda mantener sobre la cabeza de Bryant. Aun así, a pesar de todos sus enfrentamientos procesales con el personal penitenciario, Bryant nunca ha sido enviado a la Unidad de Reclusión Restringida, excepto para ayudar a sus compañeros de prisión que fueron puestos allí. Esto es considerable que haya ocurrido por 25 años, dado cuán impulsivamente los guardias arrojan a los prisioneros “al hoyo”. Este método de tortura es aún más atroz si se tiene en cuenta la grave falta de recursos de salud mental en las prisiones de Estados Unidos.Los materiales educativos para los estudiantes de inglés son casi inexistentes. En un estado en el que una proporción cada vez mayor de prisioneros habla poco o nada de inglés, Bryant a veces es la única persona disponible para traducir. Bryant dice que la mejor herramienta que tiene a su disposición para ayudar a sus compañeros hispanohablantes adquirir destrezas en inglés es el periódico Workers World-MO.La última página de este periódico, la sección de español Mundo Obrero, es el texto clave de la instrucción ad hoc de inglés como segundo idioma que ofrece Bryant. Hay más de 300 suscriptores a WW-MO encarcelados en Pensilvania, pero algunos de ellos solo tienen acceso a esa página.Para sus compañeros reclusos, la asistencia de Bryant significa una oportunidad renovada de ganar su libertad. Esto ha llevado a que los funcionarios penitenciarios quieran sacar a Bryant de su jurisdicción cuando causa demasiados problemas. Ha sido transferido a varios bloques de celdas e incluso a otras ­prisiones.En una ocasión, fue enviado de vuelta al bloque F de SCI Mahanoy, que fue el primer lugar donde llegó después de su falsa condena. Una mañana después de la mudanza, Bryant se despertó en su celda y vio a una figura familiar. Aunque el hombre caminaba inestable por décadas en el hoyo, encorvado y arrastrando los pies tras la puerta de la celda, no había duda por los ojos sabios, esa cara inteligente y esas largas rastas negras.Se corrió la voz rápidamente de que Mumia Abu-Jamal estaba nuevamente entre la población general después de 30 años en confinamiento solitario. Su nueva celda estaba al lado de la de Bryant.Los prisioneros acudieron a Mumia como lo han hecho con cada profeta a lo largo de la historia. Pero Bryant mantuvo su distancia al principio. No quería abrumar al revolucionario que, final y milagrosamente, había salido del infierno en la tierra que es el corredor de la muerte.Su amistad finalmente nació de la infatigable compasión de Bryant. Empezó a arrojar consejos de supervivencia del Bloque F a Mumia: qué ponerse en el camino a la ducha, qué días mantener su celda limpia para la inspección, en quién puede confiar, a quién evitar. Pronto se formó un vínculo y, en poco tiempo, los dos a menudo podían ser vistos en el patio caminando, hablando y teorizando.El ex Pantera Negra y periodista de radio de Filadelfia se volvió hacia Bryant y dijo: “Sabes, B, tienes una gran voz de radio”. Normalmente, eso solo sería un gran cumplido por parte de un orador como Mumia Abu-Jamal. Pero Bryant fue sorprendido por una razón completamente diferente.“Mu no tenía manera de saber esto, pero mi padre era un jockey de radio AM para WLAN. Cuando era un niño, lo imitaba a él todo el tiempo”. Mientras cuenta la historia, Bryant rompe en una parodia impecable de las etiquetas clásicas de radio en español de la mañana: “ Buenos días, estás escuchando a 93.7 Ramón y Lucci. No toques esa esfera …”Parecía predestinado que Bryant Arroyo se cruzara con Mumia Abu-Jamal y lo adoptara como su mentor. Uno de los héroes más grandes de Bryant fue Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, el boxeador de peso pesado que ganó su libertad después de haber sido encarcelado por error durante 20 años. Había esperado encontrarse con él algún día, pero este sueño nunca se realizó pues Carter murió de cáncer de próstata en 2014. “Pero Mu lo conoció”, dice Bryant. “ Hurricane fue a ver a Mu. Eso es igual de bueno”.[En la segunda parte: ‘El primer ambientalista prisionero en el mundo’]FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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On tenth anniversary of death, Oakland remembers Oscar Grant

first_imgJan. 1 — Over 200 people gathered at the Fruitvale BART Station in East Oakland to commemorate Oscar Grant and condemn his murder by police. Family members, clergy and community activists loudly proclaimed, “We are all Oscar Grant.”Grant was killed by Oakland BART police on Jan. 1, 2009. In response, the streets surged with massive demonstrations against police terror and the murder of Black and Brown youth. At the rally, speakers recalled both the death of the 22-year-old African- American man and also the movement against police murders that developed in its aftermath. Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, said: “People know Oscar all around the world. I believe that Oscar’s life was a catalyst to change our society. It brought an awareness, and it has caused us to examine what has happened.” Johnson has helped organize a national movement involving mothers of Black and Brown men and women who have suffered “death by cop.”Cephus Johnson, Grant’s uncle (known by all as “Uncle Bobby”), recalled that Grant’s case made history when bystanders took out their cell phones and recorded his nephew’s murder by BART cop Johannes Mehserle. Mehserle was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison for Grant’s murder.“For the first time in California state history, an officer was arrested, charged, convicted and sent to jail — that is historical,” said Uncle Bobby. “Let us all remember that it’s your vigilance that has brought about this change.” Cat Brooks, a founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP), former candidate for mayor of Oakland and a longtime community activist, talked about the early days of the movement for justice for Grant. Brooks paid tribute to Wanda Johnson and the Grant family who shared Oscar and his legacy with the movement.Brooks recalled how this movement not only impacted Oakland but spread: “We stayed in the streets for three years fighting for justice. We were emailing and Facebooking with people around the world. People on the other side of the world were holding signs that said, ‘We are Oscar Grant.’”Brooks noted, “Our legacy kicked off the next iteration against police terror in this country and around the world. What has stayed the same is that we are still target practice, and the state maintains its insane practice of overincarceration, overpolicing and overkilling our communities.” Brooks urged people to get involved in the movement against police terror and for justice for all victims of racism and police violence.The APTP will hold its fifth annual “People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy” on Jan. 21, starting at 11 a.m., Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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California labor condemns police murder of George Floyd

first_imgThis is big. Seemingly out of nowhere, the “silent majority” of the working class took to the streets in towns and cities across the land — in a time of COVID-19 lockdowns and state-ordered disruption of normal human interactions — to condemn the police lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis.International Longshore Workers Union leaders traveled from California to Houston to attend George Floyd’s memorial service, June 8.Organized labor didn’t lead it, but it did join in this historic, largely spontaneous movement against police impunity and the entrenched system of white supremacy that lies behind it.Longshore unions plan to shut down West, East and Gulf Coast ports on June 9 — stopping work for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the duration of Floyd’s streetside, slow-motion execution at the hands of Minneapolis police.“We’re living in a recurring nightmare in America,” said the California Labor Federation in a June 4 statement. “Over the past few weeks we’ve seen the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade and George Floyd. And for centuries, our brothers and sisters have been murdered for no other reason than the color of their skin.“Every time a Black person is brutalized by the police, individuals and organizations condemn it. When racism leads to a modern-day lynching, we express shock. But these scenes repeat, over and over. We’re on a vicious loop that ignores the desperate need for change and cements the systemic racism that’s plagued our nation since its founding.”The California labor statement called for ending the school-to-prison pipeline by creating decent jobs and “zero tolerance of police officers who commit any acts of violence against our communities.” “A once-in-a-generation call to action”On the same day, four Bay Area central labor councils, representing half a million working families, issued a joint statement entitled, “Unions must help lead the fight for racial justice.” The statement asked, “What type of society do we want for our grandchildren? Do we want more schoolhouses or more jails? More teachers or more police?“This is a once-in-a-generation call to action. The fight for racial justice is our fight.”It’s no secret that the mainstream of organized labor has been slow to act against white supremacy and police violence. You could say this has been an “Achilles heel” of the unions — an obstacle to uniting with the great mass of unorganized workers, the gig workers, the migrants and farmworkers, including members of oppressed nations and nationalities within the borders of the United States. We’re talking about uniting the most numerous and essential class of all, the working class, without whom no commodity would be produced and no service would be performed.One thing the murders of George Floyd and the others have illuminated for all to see is, first of all, how brutal and corrupt is the system of the exploiters and oppressors and, second of all, how quickly and powerfully the many sectors of the working class can spring into united action to confront them.Welsh is a retired letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and a current delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Rodney Reed supporters gearing up for hearing

first_imgHoustonThe Reed family, neighbors, supporters and activists from Houston and Austin gathered April 17 in the historic Kerr Community Center and Park in Bastrop, Texas, for their monthly event for Rodney Reed. Reed had been set for execution in November 2019, but was granted a stay by Texas’ highest criminal court with just five days to spare. This was based on an appeal that Reed did not commit a 1996 murder and was in fact innocent.The Bastrop gathering included making signs for Reed’s upcoming July 19 evidentiary hearing, signing Mother’s Day cards for women on Texas death row and a screening of the 2019 documentary, “A Plea for Justice,” that lays out the case for Reed’s innocence.The film shows that it was impossible for Reed to have murdered a young white woman, Stacey Stites, in Bastrop, presenting the many inconsistencies and outright lies involved in the prosecution of Reed. After the film ended, the crowd agreed Reed had been framed and sent to death row. “The cops lied, the Texas Rangers lied, the Bastrop police lied and the investigation was improperly done to cover up the killer, who was likely a cop. The time of death given during the original trial was wrong. Evidence was not properly stored or analyzed and, to this date, the murder weapon, a belt used to strangle the woman, has never been tested for DNA,” supporter Caleb Granger told Workers World. On April 22, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lawsuit filed by Reed’s attorneys — together with the Innocence Project of New York City — on the basis that too much time had elapsed since the original trial. Reed’s lawyers had asked for the prosecutors to turn over the woven belt murder weapon, which has a probable residue of physical evidence because it was used with such force that it broke in two. And there was other crime scene evidence never tested for DNA. The attorneys argued that DNA testing is now routine in murder cases, and that, if the evidence was tested, it would support Reed’s claim of innocence.At the April 17 gathering, Sandra Reed told the crowd: “We as a family appreciate everybody who came out tonight to support my son. You’ve seen this film, and there are more wrongs still. We have gotten so much support for Rodney from all over the world. We are determined to get justice and we won’t stop until Rodney is home with us.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Farm Fatalities Dropped In 2011; No Child Deaths

first_img There were fewer reports of Indiana farm-related deaths in 2011 than the previous year, including none involving children for the first time in 13 years, according to a new Purdue University report. The Indiana Farm Fatality Summary reports that 16 people died in farm-related incidents in 2011, down from 23 in 2010. The number of farm-related fatalities represents about 13 percent of the 122 fatal work injuries documented in Indiana last year. Previous articleCorn Good but Record Bean Yields in Tipton CountyNext articleCompany Idles State’s Oldest Ethanol Plant Gary Truitt Bill Field, Purdue Extension safety specialist, said while it’s good that there’s a declining number of farm fatalities, farmers should still practice preventative safety. “We’re moving in the right direction, but every one of these incidents is preventable,” Field said. “We shouldn’t just accept this as something no one can do anything about.” Facebook Twitter By Amanda Gee Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Fatalities Dropped In 2011; No Child Deaths Tractors remained the most significant agent of injury, accounting for 38 percent of reported fatalities. Field recommended that those in the agriculture industry continue to place importance on safety, especially when transporting equipment on highways, working around grain storage facilities and allowing children in the workplace. He estimated there were nearly 7,000 farm-related injuries in Indiana in 2011, although not that many incidents were reported. Non-fatal incidents are not well documented by any source, but the few reports that were received were severe and involved extended hospital stays. “From a productivity perspective, these incidents can cost quite a bit of money, and farmers are usually not well insured and have high deductibles. The economic impact for farmers in Indiana is in the millions of dollars. Just a visit to the emergency room can be very expensive,” Field said. SHARE The study cites several reasons for the decline in farm-related fatalities, including advancements in the safety, productivity and efficiency of agricultural technology, the decline in the portion of the population required to work the land and efforts to educate farmers and agricultural workers about work-related threats.  Field thinks the increasing number of equipment upgrades from older machinery has helped lower the number of farm-related injuries and fatalities in recent years. “We’re seeing a retirement of older machinery. Today’s farming units are safer, have better technology, are better guarded and run better overall. Older equipment is being salvaged because of the high price of steel and iron,” Field said. To view the full report or find more information on safety in agriculture, visit https://www.farmsafety.org Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 6, 2012 While less than 1 percent of Indiana’s workforce is employed in production agriculture, the industry has traditionally been responsible for the highest number of work-related fatalities in the state. The report also says that for the first time since 1998, there were no reports of anyone under the age of 18 being killed in Indiana during farming activities. SHARE Farm Fatalities Dropped In 2011; No Child Deathslast_img read more

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USDA Has MILC Information for Dairy Producers

first_img USDA Has MILC Information for Dairy Producers Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Has MILC Information for Dairy Producers By Andy Eubank – Jan 30, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE Beginning February 5th USDA will issue payments to dairy farmers enrolled in the Milk Income Loss Contract program for the September 2012 marketings. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia made the announcement Wednesday. MILC was extended through September 30th in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. USDA previously announced all MILC contracts would be automatically extended – so eligible producers do not need to re-enroll in the program. Those with approved contracts will continue to receive monthly payments as available.USDA says the payment rate for September 2012 is approximately 59-cents per hundredweight. For October 2012 marketings – the payment rate is approximately two-cents per hundredweight. The payment rate for November 2012 marketings is zero. Dairy farmers need to complete a new Average Adjusted Gross Income form for 2013 before the October MILC payment can be issued. The new CCC-933 form is available at local USDA Service Centers and online at www.fsa.usda.gov/ccc933.Dairy operations can choose a production start month other than October 2012. Those who wish to do so must visit their local FSA office during the month of February.Additional information on program requirements, updates and signups will be provided to producers as it becomes available. More information on the program is available at www.fsa.usda.gov.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoy Booster Plot Program Announced by ASA and PartnersNext articleIndiana Flexes Political Muscle at Statehouse Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Early Soybean Yields Good in Eastern Indiana

first_img Facebook Twitter Huffman said moisture levels are averaging between 28-22% and, with continued dry weather, should be ready for harvest in about 2 or 3 weeks, “We should be in the low 20% range on much of the corn, and this will fall into the teens in the next few weeks.” He added, however, that there are some fields in Eastern counties where corn has just reached black layer. By Gary Truitt – Sep 26, 2013 Previous articleLow-Cost Feed Alternative Available in Harvested Corn FieldsNext articleReports now Surfacing of Some Lower Indiana Yields Gary Truitt T C HuffmanThe soybean harvest is in full swing in Eastern Indiana counties, and early yields are good. Sunny and dry conditions have let growers in Eastern Indiana get the soybean harvest rolling. TC Huffman with DuPont Pioneer says yield results on the early planted varieties are good, “The 2.8 to the 3.2s have been pretty good , but I have some concern that these may be the best yields we get.” He told HAT some of the later season varieties did not benefit from the late August rain, and he does not expect them to yield as well. Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/09/huffmanwrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Early Soybean Yields Good in Eastern Indiana Home News Feed Early Soybean Yields Good in Eastern Indiana Huffman says many growers are focusing on soybeans while letting the corn continue to dry down in the field. Some early planted corn was harvested early in September, but later planted hybrids are still too wet. He worries, however, that some corn may not be able to stay in the field much longer, “I have been walking some of our research plots, and it has confirmed my fears that we have more stalk integrity issues than most people realize.”  He said strong winds or heavy rains could cause serious problems and create a real problem for corn left standing in the field. SHARE SHARE Listen to the complete report from TC Huffman on the DuPont/Pioneer agronomy page.last_img read more

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USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase

first_img By Andy Eubank – Dec 1, 2013 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Net farm income is now forecast to be 131-billion dollars in 2013. That’s up 15.1-percent from 2012’s estimate of 113.8-billion. After adjusting for inflation – net farm income in 2013 is expected to be the highest since 1973. The net cash income forecast is down just over three-percent from 2012 at 129.7-billion dollars. Despite the decline – the 2013 forecast would mark just the fourth time net cash income – after adjusting for inflation – has topped 100-billion dollars since 1973. Total expenses are again expected to increase in 2013 – continuing a string of year-to-year increases that have taken place since 2002 – with the exception of 2009. Expenses are projected up 10.9-billion in 2013 to 352-billion dollars. That would be the highest on record in both nominal and inflation-adjusted dollars. USDA says labor and rent are the expense items expected to increase most in 2013 – with producers expected to pay less for fuel and fertilizer. The debt-to-asset ratio and debt-to-equity ratio are expected to reach historic lows. USDA says this confirms the strength of the farm sector’s solvency.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase SHARE USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase Previous articleStudy says Animal Ag Demand for U.S. Soybean Meal GrowsNext articleWhat Did Not Make News in 2013 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly

first_img The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly Home Commentary The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly SHARE Facebook Twitter During an average day there are hundreds of items that flow into my e-mail inbox. Some of these are important news items that become part of the news that Hoosier Ag Today produces each day. A large number end up in my junk folder because they are just that junk. Then there are those items that defy easy classification: some are strange, others are bizarre and some are just plain silly. Here are a few samples from the past few weeks.In an effort to be on the cutting edge of the NO GMO fad, some companies are making drastic changes and losing customers rather than gaining them. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has always been a bit over the edge when it came to being socially progressive. I mean, how many other international brands employ a “social mission activism manager?”  The ice cream maker has set out to replace 50 different flavors of ice cream with non-GMO ingredients. The problem is they can’t find that many. For example, the Heath Bar was the central part of their Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, but since the Heath Bar is made with products that are (gasp) GMO, the Heath bar had to go. The move however, is not going over well with customers and anti-GMO groups.Customers are complaining the new formulation does not taste as good as the original. In fact, there is even a social media petition to bring back the old formulation. Anti -GMO groups are also upset because the corporation that owns Ben and Jerry’s,  Unilever,  is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the group that last week sued Vermont over the GMO labeling law.  Perhaps the next flavor should be Hippo Hypocrisy, since Ben and Jerry’s was a major force behind the passage of the Vermont GMO labeling law. Did you know that HSUS is using your donations to buy body armor?  According to Humane Watch, HSUS has created “seizure teams” that take the law into their own hands and rush in to rescue animals they say need saving. They even have very official looking badges for these team members. Now they are outfitting these team members with bullet proof body armor. To me this seems a little scary, but Humane Watch suggests I file this in the silly file.  “Here’s why this is silly: HSUS does occasionally assist law enforcement in conducting raids on dogfighters. But there’s no way that any law enforcement agency would ever put volunteers in a situation where they might be in the line of fire. The police will make arrests, and HSUS will assist in collecting evidence/seizing dogs afterward. If there really was any danger, law enforcement would not be letting HSUS roam around filming promotional videos, and the other personnel would also be wearing body armor. They aren’t. In other words, this is all about showmanship, just like the phony badges. What next, an AR-15? A tactical shield?”It is still legal to drink chocolate milk in Connecticut.  Connecticut school children who enjoy chocolate milk are being granted a reprieve. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed an education bill last week that included language potentially prohibiting the sale of nonfat chocolate milk in schools. The ban was apparently an inadvertent result of an effort to reduce sodium levels in beverages provided in Connecticut school cafeterias, as required by federal law. But in his veto message, Malloy said all milk producers add some sodium to their nonfat chocolate milk to counteract the bitterness caused by adding cocoa to the milk.I have been saving the best for last. During an on-line debate over animal care (these occur daily on social media channels), I saw the most incredible statement made by someone opposed to “factory farming”. These so called discussions usually consist of name calling and restating misconceptions. When someone from the ag community attempts to explain what really happens on livestock farms today, they are called liars or employees of Monsanto.  This is especially frustrating to farmers since it is obvious from their comments that those opposing modern livestock production have no idea what they are talking about nor have they bothered to find out the truth for themselves. Thus, while I was a bit astonished, I was not really surprised when someone who was bashing “factory farms” said in all sincerity, “I know that those farms are like, I drove past one once.”I will plan to share a few more of these gems later on this summer. Something tells me I will have no shortage of material from which to choose. By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIndiana Ag Trade Mission UnderwayNext articleMore Delays for Indiana Spraying and Sidedressing Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 15, 2014 last_img read more

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Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 30, 2014 Home News Feed Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Mike SilverThere were plenty of surprises in the USDA planted and grain stocks reports released on Monday. The big surprise came in the soybean planted acre number. The USDA projects that at a record high 84.8 million acres, up 11 percent from last year. Mike Silver, with Kokomo Grain, said the figures were well above what the market had expected, “The range of guesses going into the report was 80.5 to 83.2,  so the report was well above anything the market had expected.” The increase in acreage planted compared to 2013 is led by the soybean “powerhouse states” of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota which are each expected to plant between 600,000 to 850,000 more acres this year. Corn acreage was pegged at 91.6 million acres, down 4 percent from last year. This represents the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010; however, this is the fifth largest corn acreage in the history. The corn number was close to what traders had been expecting, averaging 91.7. The March intentions report had pegged corn acreage at 91.69 million acres. Silver told HAT the stocks number was also a surprise to the market, “The corn stocks number of 3.845 billion bushels well above the pre-report expectation of 3.724, so it was higher than the market expected.” As a result, new crop corn prices put in a new low on Monday, and Silver says they may go even lower, “The funds are still long the corn market and, if based on this report, they begin to unwind those long positions, we could see this price continue to move lower.” Silver expressed some skepticism over where the USDA found the high stock number and hoped the market would find a summer low where it could begin to build some support heading into harvest.Logan Burges, at Grain Hedge.com, on the HAT mid-day podcast, said soybean prices may also see much lower prices, “The USDA is forecasting a new crop on farm price in the $10 range; and, given the number we saw today, it is hard to argue with that assessment.” This month’s report reinforces forecasts that the soybean market is in transition, said Todd Davis, crops economist at AFBF. “The old-crop soybean market is managing tight stocks through higher prices while the market is waiting for a potential record-large new crop harvest,” he stated.On June 1, 2014, Indiana corn stocks totaled 309.3 million bushels, 94 percent higher than a year earlier, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. About 45 percent of the corn was stored on farms. The third quarter disappearance was 229.0 million bushels, compared with 154.3 million bushels a year earlier. Soybean stocks on June 1, 2014, were 32.4 million bushels. That was 1 percent higher than stocks a year earlier. The third quarter indicated disappearance was 40.0 million bushels, compared with 39.5 million bushels during the same period in 2013. Farm stocks of soybeans were 10.5 million bushels. Wheat stocks on June 1, 2014, were 15.4 million bushels, 37 percent below a year ago. Approximately 98 percent of wheat stocks were in commercial storage. Fourth quarter indicated disappearance was 9.1 million bushels, 16.1 percent of supply.More analysis from Mike Silver can be found here.More analysis from Logan Burges can be found here. Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling SHARE Previous articleWeather Continues to Challenge CropsNext articleIndiana Soybean Acres up 6% Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Thune Unveils New Conservation Program

first_img Facebook Twitter Thune Unveils New Conservation Program Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 3, 2017 SHARE South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune is introducing a measure designed to give producers another conservation option in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill called the Soil Health and Income Protection Program, or SHIPP. This is a voluntary program to address soil health and less-productive farming land. The SHIPP proposal is a shorter conservation program than the normal Conservation Reserve Program. To participate, farmers would have to commit a maximum of 15 percent of their least productive acreage for three-to-five years which is a shorter time commitment than the 10-to-15 years required for CRP. “Having a program like this that’s three-to-five years in duration satisfies a lot of the requirements that farmers are frustrated with regarding the CRP program,” Thune says. He says this will be a good opportunity for farmers to get income off their least productive lands and give them a chance to plant crops on it again if commodity prices improve.Producers can plant the acreage with hay or alfalfa outside of the nesting and brood-rearing period in their county. The annual SHIPP payment rate is half of the CRP general sign-up rental-per-acre rate for the county.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Thune Unveils New Conservation Program Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleData Coalition, Growers Join to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork?

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 21, 2019Next articleWhether it’s Time to Lock in Basis on Corn on the HAT Thursday Morning Edition Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork? How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork? By Gary Truitt – Feb 21, 2019 Facebook Twitter How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork?Despite government efforts to control the disease,  African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread across China (and even out of China). Ming Liang, China’s marketing director for the U.S. Meat Export Federation, stated, “Over 100 cases in 24 provinces have been reported, and it shows no signs of stopping. It is really devastating for the Chinese hog industry.”While the disease poses no threat to human health, the extensive media coverage in China is causing consumers to shy away from eating pork. Liang said, “All the media attention has caused consumers in the larger cities to shy away from eating pork.” He believes this downturn is likely to be short-lived since pork is a staple in the Chinese diet, “We consumer about 35 kilos of pork per person annually.”The key to increasing U.S. pork sales to China is to lower the tariffs imposed by China. Currently China places a 50% tariff on U.S. pork imports, making U.S. pork much more expensive than pork from other nations. Liang said, despite this, there are some in China who really want U.S. pork, “We are working with some importers that just really want U.S. pork and are willing to pay the higher price.”  Should the U.S. and Chinese trade relations improve, pork producers could benefit from a significant increase exports to China.A report on swinehealth.org says the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture released a communication confirming that the African Swine Fever Virus has been found in two northern provinces. The area is located about 100 miles from the Chinese border.Outbreaks appeared on three farms, and all of the infected animals have been culled from their herds. Animal Health Department officials are testing the herds at neighboring farms. Local authorities in the region have put control measures in place to help limit any potential spread of the disease. Moving animals in the infected areas is restricted and quarantines are in place.  The Vietnamese Chief of Epidemiology says animal smuggling and tourism are making it difficult to protect Vietnam against ASF spreading further into the country. SHARElast_img read more

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Different Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture

first_img Different Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Different Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture By Gary Truitt – Aug 20, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCFAP and WHIP+ Money Still Available to Indiana FarmersNext articleDifferent Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture on the HAT Friday Podcast Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LG-debate-wrapup.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Many issues were discussed during this week’s Lt. Governor debate on agriculture, but there were two vastly different visions for the future of farming in our state from the two major candidates.With a four year track record of serving agriculture, incumbent Republican Suzanne Crouch was able to point to a number of successes in growing agriculture in our state. She promised more of the same during the next four years but admitted there would be some challenges.“We are going to be challenged in the upcoming budget session because of declining state revenue due to COVID 19 but that just presents us the opportunity on how we are doing business as a state,” she stated. “How can we roll back regulations to help our agribusinesses and farmers do business with the state in a more efficient and cost effective manner?”Democratic challenger Linda Lawson, new to agriculture but with a strong passion to help farm families, advocated a change in the way state government funds and works with farmers.“We need to put our money where our mouth is.”She added that Indiana provides less money to farmers than any other state in the union.“We need to treat farmers like we treat big corporations.”She promised to get more farmers involved in making state ag policy.“I want to see men and women who know about crops, who know about fertilizer and cover crops.”Crouch said Indiana agriculture’s best days are ahead of us.“The future will be bright when every Hoosier is connected with broadband access. That is how we can grow our ag economy the most.”Lawson said, without additional state funding for farming, growth and prosperity by farm families will not be realized.Both candidates made their remarks at the Lt. Governor’s agriculture debate on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds which was livestreamed statewide. The event was organized by the Indiana AgriInstitute.last_img read more

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Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021

first_img The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) seeks farmer leaders to join its 24-member board responsible for investing Indiana’s soybean checkoff funds each year in programs that develop new markets for Indiana soybeans, create value to the state’s soybean growers, engage producers in events and support farmer’s environmental, social and economic sustainability.The ISA Board of Directors represents approximately 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers who contribute their dollars through the checkoff program, and it manages soybean farmer investments. Eight board seats are up for election this year. Applications for the 2021 election are due by Friday, March 5.In District 1, board members Kendell Culp and David Rodibaugh, both of Rensselaer, Ind., are completing their third and final terms as ISA directors this year. Both positions from this district are open. District 1 includes Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tipton, Wabash and White counties.In District 2, both Carey McKibben of LaGrange, Ind., and Larry Wilkinson of Kimmell, Ind., are up for re-election. The counties in District 2 include Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley.In District 3, incumbent board directors Kevin Cox, Brazil, Ind., and Gary McDaniel, Boonville, Ind., are up for re-election in 2021. District 3 includes the counties of Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick.In District 4, board members Roger Bommer, Brookville, Ind., and Keevin Lemenager, Monrovia, Ind., are up for re-election. District 4 counties include Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Washington.Each candidate must meet these requirements:Has paid into the federal soybean checkoff within the last two years.Certify ownership or share ownership and risk of loss of soybeansCompletes a director expectation statement and returns it to ISA by March 5Go online to www.indianasoybean.com/elections to learn more about serving as an ISA director or to download a director expectation statement. For more information, call Hannah Vorsilak, ISA Marketing Operations and Leadership Director, at 317-644-2791. The ISA will distribute election ballots to soybean farmers by mail in May. ISA will announce election results in July. Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021 Previous articleNew Online Purdue Course Looks at Hemp as a Crop and ProductNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Welcomes New District Leaders for 2021 Indiana Soybean Alliance Facebook Twitter SHARE By Indiana Soybean Alliance – Jan 12, 2021 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain

first_img HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 3, 2021 Corn lost momentum from the overnight trade and early morning to finish lower and soybeans gave back yesterday’s gains. Kokomo Grain’s Mike Silver has analysis.Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/market-analyst-podcast.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleKettler: Big Changes Coming to the Western Lake Erie BasinNext articleIndiana Crops Welcome Hot Weather Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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String of hurricanes bring back students memories of Katrina

first_imgHurricane Season: TCU students and alum chime in with past and present experiences Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Rachael Zimmerman printHurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have all brought rain, wind and destruction to different parts of the world – but they also brought something else. For some TCU students, the storms brought a reminder of everything they’d been through when they were hit by hurricanes.Amanda Kiefer, a junior finance major and New Orleans Native, has found herself thinking about her own time after Hurricane Katrina.“I was only in third grade,” Kiefer said. “But it really marked the end of my childhood for me. It matured a lot of us, understanding how much people lost.”She lived through Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Her family’s home didn’t flood in either storm, but there was significant damage.“Our house had wind damage from Katrina, which ripped apart the roof causing water to get inside the walls,” Kiefer said. “I remember that a lot of people thought we survived the storm and then a day or two later everything really hit the fan when the levees broke.”Junior economics major Bobby O’Leary, from North Palm Beach, Florida, also has the destruction of Katrina stamped clearly in his memory after his family chose not to evacuate.“We had some cracked windows and this huge oak tree in our front yard got struck by lightning, splitting it in down the middle where you could see the burn marks,” O’Leary said. “Half of the tree stayed upright and the other half fell over and smashed our brick driveway, putting a hole in it.”Katrina wasn’t O’Leary’s last hurricane, these powerful storms are something his family has adapted and prepared for.“Our house is literally built for hurricanes, which is why we don’t evacuate,” he said. “The whole house is made out of concrete and so is the foundation. We have hurricane-proof windows, sturdier trusses to reinforce the roof and a generator that’s half the size of a train car that can power the whole house for up to two weeks.”These preparations are part of the reason O’Leary’s family remained safe during the recent Hurricane Irma.While the storms have all blown past, Kiefer said that she knows the weeks after the storm can be the hardest part.“It’s going to feel different at first, but remember why you love your city,” Kiefer said. “It is going to get better down the line, but it’s going to be slow moving and you’re going to have to put in the work. You have to go into this emotionally and mentally knowing it’s not going to be the same for a while.” + posts Rachael Zimmermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachael-zimmerman/ Twitter Facebook Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: October 1, 2017Next articleESPN’s College GameDay set to visit Fort Worth Rachael Zimmerman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU hosts Lettermen’s Hall of Fame induction World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Rachael Zimmerman (Zim) is a Spanish major and Journalism minor from Dallas, Texas. Her dream job is to be Guy Fieri’s assistant on “Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives,” but will happily host anywhere there is a burger involved.last_img read more

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What we’re reading: Bombs, Trump and Tweets

first_imgCourtesy of Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times Alexa Hines Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Twitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Seniors react to postponing May Commencement + posts Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Twitter Linkedin Alumnus to reopen local bar What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Previous articleThe Skiff: October 25, 2018Next articleFogelson Honors Forum looks to the future of higher education Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “ABC News” to “BBC News.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got updates on the mail bombs, a drug initiative and tweets by President Trump.Total mail bombs: 12Two additional bombs, addressed to Senator Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were intercepted Friday morning.The package addressed to Booker was intercepted in Florida, while Clapper’s was found in New York. The FBI confirmed that these packages were “similar in appearance” to the other 10 mail bombs found this week.Who were all the mail bombs sent to? Here’s the running list of who and where they were sent.Investor George Soros (New York)President Bill and Hillary Clinton (New York)President Barack Obama (D.C.)Former Attorney General Eric Holder (Florida)Democratic US Rep. Maxine Waters (1 in Los Angeles, another in Maryland)Former CIA Director John Brennan (New York)Former Vice President Joe Biden (2 in Delaware)Actor Robert De Niro (New York)Senator Cory Booker (1 intercepted in Florida)Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (New York)Now, the FBI is zeroing in on one postal facility.All eyes on FloridaFBI investigators are looking into a US Postal Service facility in Opa-locka, Florida, northwest of Miami. Investigators have searched through the mail facility and security footage looking for any leads.Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc in Florida on Friday.According to local police officers, the postal facility also has a bomb squad and canine unit on site with federal officials.Authorities have branded the mail bombs as an act of terrorism, even though the explosives might not have even been made to work.Lower drug pricingPresident Donald Trump proposed to lower drug prices on Thursday, saying the prices should be based on other countries’ prices. He said Medicare should pay for some prescription drugs based on other industrial countries’ costs. The change would save the government and Medicare beneficiaries a lot of money. The proposal would not go into effect until 2019 or possibly early 2020.This initiative is just one of the many initiatives proposed by the White House as the midterm elections approach. Trump says turn aroundIn his usual medium, Twitter, President Trump warned the migrant caravan Thursday to turn around.To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally. Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018The President’s tweet came hours after a U.S. official confirmed around 800 troops will be sent to the U.S-Mexico border to assist the National Guard and Homeland Security. It is unclear which units will be deployed and why they are deployed. It’s important to note that federal law prohibits the use of active duty service members for law enforcement inside the United States, unless signed off and authorized by Congress.Trump’s early morning tweetAt 3 a.m. President Trump was active on Twitter. President Trump addressed CNN as he claimed he was the one being blamed for the mail bombs being sent to Democratic officials and others.Trump’s early Friday morning tweet said ‘‘Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’’’CNN is a usual target for Trump’s tweets. According to the Trump Twitter Archive, a website that archives the President’s tweets, President Trump has tweeted about CNN more than 260 times since he announced his candidacy in June 2015. California slams TrumpCalifornia will submit a repudiation of President Trump’s proposal to freeze the fuel-efficiency standards for the United States’ cars and trucks. The state officials call the freeze, which would be in effect until 2026, “flawed” and “illegal.”The 400-page rejection claims this proposal would worsen the air quality and harm the wallets of Americans. This document also foreshadows a potential legal battle between the federal government, California and many other states. No comment has been made from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. California’s rejection joins more than 72,000 comments on the proposal. That’s all for today. Check back Monday for more. Facebooklast_img read more

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College of Fine Arts dean search to continue next year

first_img Previous articleWhat to expect from the new Music CenterNext articleNoticias TCU Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium ReddIt printThe search for the Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts will continue into the 2020-21 academic year.Dr. Richard Gipson, the dean, has agreed to serve for another year as the search continues. Dr. Gipson’s title changed from “interim dean” to “dean” effective immediately as of Feb. 25. “I would also like to thank the search committee for their dedication and commitment to the selection process,” Provost Dahlberg said in an email to the university last week.  “The Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts is a wonderful opportunity and I’m confident a renewed search will result in our finding a highly qualified, visionary leader that is the right fit for TCU and this unique deanship.” Gipson had been the interim dean since August 2018. Before being appointed as dean, he was the director of the TCU School of Music for 16 years. Dr. GipsonPhoto Courtesy TCU“At TCU’s College of Fine Arts, we are committed to discovering, nurturing and supporting the artistic potential in our students as well as sharing the fine arts with the larger community,” Dr. Gibson said on the TCU College of Fine Arts website. “At TCU our students develop their talents, explore the diversity of cultural expression and prepare for a successful career, all in harmony and concert with our public. While we already enjoy an impressive array of strategically designed and supportive physical spaces, TCU is committed to improving our facilities through major capital improvement projects.”  Since Gipson has been a part of the School of Music, the program has grown locally, regionally, nationally and internally, according to the TCU College of Fine Arts website.Additionally, Gipson has helped create partnerships in the community that continue to develop. Faculty and staff size, as well as enrollment, have increased. Facilities continue to expand, including The Van Cliburn Concert Hall which will open in Fall 2020 on campus.    Gipson was appointed after former dean, Dr. Anne Helmreich, left TCU to work for the Getty Research Institute.                                       Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Facebook College of Fine Arts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Twitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports Facebook Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. ReddIt Twitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Linkedin Alexandra Preusser last_img read more

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Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin This author does not have any more posts. printOf course, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Since the first day of classes, positive COVID-19 cases among TCU students have risen from 13 to more than 200.Inviting all students back was like laying the kindling for a fire and crossing your fingers that it wouldn’t light. The university spent months building a plan for a “connected campus” where masks would be worn and only small groups would gather, and then college students returned and began acting like college students. Can we blame them? Reports of off-campus parties came as no surprise to students and shouldn’t have come as such to university administration, either. Students have received emails warning them against attending parties and being in large groups, yet they have not faced consequences for ignoring the bolded phrases written in those messages. The inaction seems to represent the main strategy of the administration over the past few months – to just act like everything is normal. From the size of the tuition bill to the number of students living in the dorms, they have done everything they can to put on a display of normalcy. Their failure to disincentivize students from gathering in large groups cannot be ignored as cases surge. Blaming students for gathering together when they are placed within a mile of their friends can only go so far. University decision-makers must also be held accountable for their decisions. As seniors, we understand this temptation to celebrate with friends we haven’t seen since March. We understand how easy it is to behave as we would at the beginning of any other school year, at a university whose administration is trying as much as possible to simulate a normal college experience. And we also understand that if we gather in large groups or fail to wear masks, the opportunity to be on campus goes away — for everyone.  If the case numbers continue to increase as rapidly as they have, classes may be transitioned to a fully online format. TCU would join the list of universities across the country that have abandoned or postponed plans for in-person instruction — UNC, Notre Dame and Michigan State, to name a few.   First-year students who are just getting settled may have to move back home. Football season may be canceled. The normalcy that we want so badly to return may be gone. We’re anxious – and we’re nervous. We love TCU and we want to stay. And we think you do, too. So we’re asking everyone to be more responsible. Students, please don’t party. Please wear your masks. And administration, hold us accountable when we selfishly put our short-term enjoyment before the well-being of our community. Do what you can to help us spend our final year at TCU in Fort Worth. Previous articleRace and Reconciliation Initiative begins study into TCU’s historyNext articleSGA Vice Presidential Debate TCU 360 Editorial Board RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter TCU welcomed students home amid the pandemic.(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) ReddIt Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Linkedin TCU 360 Editorial Board Facebook The TCU 360 Editorial Board is the institutional voice of TCU360.com. No single author’s name appears on an editorial because it represents the consensus opinion of the entire board.last_img read more

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Two journalists held since 1 September finally freed on bail

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en September 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists held since 1 September finally freed on bail Follow the news on Mexico “We call for the immediate release of these four journalists and the withdrawal of the charges against them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their only crime was trying to do their duty as reporters and guarantee the public’s right to information.“These arrests recall the tumultuous start to President Peña’s term, when two photographers, Mircea Topoleanu and Brandon Daniel Bazán, were arrested during demonstrations on 1 December. We demand respect for the work of media personnel and an end to violence against them. We also demand an investigation into these police abuses.”Gustavo Ruíz Lizárraga, a photographer with the alternative news agency SubVersiones, was filming demonstrators being arrested by Mexico City police when he was himself arrested and bundled into a police truck. But he managed to pass his video camera to another reporter and his video footage provided evidence of the police abuses and disproved the accusation that have been made against the detained journalists.The three other detained journalists are Estela Morales of Regeneración Radio, freelancer Alejandro Amado Fraustro and Pável Alejandro Primo Noriega of Multimedios Cronopios, who began his detention in the same police truck as Ruíz.The four have been charged with endangering public order, obstructing the authorities, fabricating and carrying objects for the purpose of violence, and resisting arrest.Daniel Cruz, a photographer with the newspaper Milenio, was attacked by a police officer during the demonstration, although he identified himself as a journalist.Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the threat to freedom of information from an upsurge in police violence against journalists in various Latin America countries including Brazil and, in recent weeks, Colombia.Photo: regeneracionradio.org MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts to go further News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say The two journalists still held since a police crackdown on protests in Mexico City on 1 September – Gustavo Ruíz Lizárraga of the alternative news agency SubVersiones and Pável Alejandro Primo Noriega of Multimedios Cronopios – were finally freed on the night of 5 September on bail of 15,800 pesos (900 euros) each.They continue to face trial on several charges including endangering public order, but it is hoped that the judge could decide to dismiss the charges today on the basis of evidence provided by their lawyers.“We think the bail demanded for their release was exorbitant and we reiterate our call for the withdrawal of all the charges, which were completely inappropriate because they were just doing their job as journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Justice will not be fully rendered until there is an investigation into the behaviour of the police during these demonstrations against education reform.”___________________04.09.2013 – Two journalists freed on bail, two still heldIndependent journalists Alejandro Amado Fraustro and Estela Morales were released on bail yesterday, along with other people who had been arrested arbitrarily during street demonstrations in Mexico City on 1 September.But the two other journalists who were arrested on 1 September, Gustavo Ruíz Lizárraga and Pável Alejandro Primo Noriega, have been transferred to a Mexico City detention centre until a judge sets bail for them. The trial for all four journalists is still under way.“We reiterate our call for the release of the detained journalists and the withdrawal of all the charges against them,” Reporters Without Borders said.Ruíz, who works for the alternative news website SubVersiones, identified himself as a journalist at the time of his arrest and was carrying official accreditation until it was taken from him.Heriberto Paredes Coronel, editor of the website, told Reporters Without Borders: “We tried to contact the authorities but they did not respond to our appeal for help. On the contrary, they even claimed that our news media did not exist. We are very worried by the way this trial is developing because so far the authorities have not been very lenient towards us.”_________________________________________________________________03.09.2013 – Journalists arrested, attacked during Mexico City protestsReporters Without Borders condemns the arbitrary arrests of four journalists with independent news media while they were covering street demonstrations in Mexico City on 1 September against education reforms proposed by President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government. May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Mexican journalist murdered on same day as president’s inauguration

first_img Reports Help by sharing this information News The new president has pledged to combat corruption, and most of the journalists murdered in Mexico were investigating collusion between local politicians and organized crime. to go further RSF_en RSF also calls on the authorities in Tepic to concentrate on the hypothesis that Jesús Alejandro Márquez Jiménez, the founder and editor of the news website Orión Informativo and a former reporter for the local newspaper Crítica, was killed in connection with his journalism. December 3, 2018 Mexican journalist murdered on same day as president’s inauguration In articles posted on his news site, Márquez was very outspoken and specific in his criticism of the links between organized crime and local officials and politicians in the state of Nayarit. MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence He was also involved with a political party, the Movement for National Regeneration (MORENA), in the city of Tuxpan, where he recently offered to run as a MORENA candidate for municipal councillor. RSF has learned that a defamation suit was brought against him six months ago by officials in the neighbouring municipality of Tecuala. News May 5, 2021 Find out more “The Nayarit authorities must conduct an exhaustive investigation into this case and must prioritize the hypothesis that the victim was killed in connection with his work as a journalist,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Follow the news on Mexico Márquez’s bullet-riddled body was found at a roadside a few hours his family reported him missing on the afternoon of 1 December. The body was formally identified yesterday. May 13, 2021 Find out more At least nine journalists have been killed in Mexico in connection with their journalistic work so far in 2018. Two journalists, Rodrigo Acuña Morales in Veracruz and Ana Ledesma in Quintana Roo, miraculously survived murder attempts last month. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to prioritize the protection of journalists during his term in office after yet another journalist was murdered – this time in Tepic, the capital of the western state of Nayarit – on 1 December, the day of his inauguration. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation “This latest murder, on the very day that President López Obrador was being sworn in, speaks yet again to the urgent need for Mexico’s federal authorities to completely rethink and overhaul the system for protecting journalists throughout the country.” Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Journalist harassed by authorities

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Organisation AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en April 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist harassed by authorities Help by sharing this information Husseynov and one of the magazine’s journalists, Eynulla Fatullayev, were fined 50 million manats (10,000 euros) on 29 July last year and ordered to publish an apology for an article on 6 April that year criticising the army and objected to by defence minister Safar Abiyev. All the country’s state and privately-owned printing works had refused to print the offending issue, which was the paper’s first appearance in four years.Husseynov was sentenced in 2001 to six months in prison for libelling Baku mayor Hajibala Abutalibov. Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Azerbaijan RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News June 4, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Reporters Without Borders protested today at official victimisation of Elmar Husseynov, founder and editor of the weekly magazine Monitor, who has twice been convicted of libel in two weeks.”He and the magazine are being seriously harassed by some officials with the complicity of courts that use the libel laws to intimidate the independent media,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in letters to President Heidar Aliev and justice minister Fikret Mammadov. “We remind you that such methods violate the commitments Azerbaijan made when it became a member of the Council of Europe. We call on you to put a stop to such unjustified legal action against the independent press.”A court in Yasamal fined Husseynov the equivalent of 4,500 times the national minimum wage (a total of about 4,600 euros) on 4 April under articles 147.2 and 148 of the criminal code for comparing people from the autonomous Azerbaijani republic of Nakhichevan to Sicilians in an article headed “The Godfather” that appeared in the second issue of the magazine this year.Hasan Zeynalov, Nakhichevan’s representative in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, had sued Husseynov on their behalf for libel and harming their reputation and dignity. He had earlier sued him in a civil court, which ordered the editor on 25 February to pay damages of 19,000 euros and publish an apology.Huseynov said the convictions are based on false premises and that the cases were brought because of Monitor’s criticism of President Aliev’s foreign and domestic policies. He said he would appeal against the verdict and take the Yasamal verdict to the European Court of Human Rights. last_img read more

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Court refuses to free editor held for six months on lèse-majesté charge

first_img Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar ThailandAsia – Pacific November 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court refuses to free editor held for six months on lèse-majesté charge Receive email alerts RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s refusal by a Bangkok court to free Somyos Prueksakasemsuk on bail although he has been held for six months on a lèse-majesté charge in connection with his former position as editor of Voice of Thaksin, a magazine closed in 2010.“The new government continues to violate the principles it proclaimed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are sceptical about its intention to carry out the prime minister’s pledge not to abuse the lèse-majesté laws. We call on the judicial system to free Somyos and drop the charges against him.”A member of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (which is better known as the “Red Shirts”), Somyos arrested on 30 April for refusing to identify the person who wrote two articles for Voice of Thaksin under the pen-name of Jit Polachan that allegedly defamed the king. He was formally charged on 26 July on two lèse-majesté counts for which he could get a combined sentence of up to 30 years in prison. His trial is due to take place at the end of the month but it might be postponed because of the current widespread heavy flooding.________________________________________Lèse-majesté charge used to crackdown on opposition media 11-02-2011Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the fate of Somyos Prueksakasemsuk, editor of the magazine Voice of Thaksin, who was arrested by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on 30 April and was placed in pre-trial custody today by a Bangkok criminal court on a charge of lèse-majesté. A request for release on bail was rejected.“This arrest confirms that a crackdown on the opposition media is under way,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Once again it is a lèse-majesté charge that has been used to detain an opposition journalist and activist. This is not an isolated case but one that targets all media that are close to or support the opposition. In less than a month, about 20 opposition figures have been accused of lèse-majesté.” Somyos was arrested at the border in Aranyaprathet, in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, as he was trying to cross into Cambodia. The Bangkok Post quoted a police officer as saying the court granted a request from the DSI to hold him for ten days so that he could not “tamper with the evidence against him.” August 21, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Thailand News May 12, 2021 Find out more The editor of the bi-monthly Voice of Thaksin (which was banned in 2010 and which was subsequently replaced by Red Power), Somyos was arrested in May 2010 following the final assault on the “Red Shirt” opposition demonstrators and was held for three weeks. He later gave Reporters Without Borders an interview.During the news conference he gave on 21 May 2010, he called for a halt to “any threatening act against all mass media.” At the end of the news conference he turned himself in to the authorities.Representatives of the Thai Journalists Association (TJA) and the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association (TBJA) announced on 30 April, the day of his arrest, that they were writing to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva requesting his support for World Press Freedom Day tomorrow.——Police close a dozen community radio stations, carry out arrests27-04-2011Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of a dozen community radio stations linked to the opposition “Red Shirts” in a major police operation yesterday in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces. An exact list of the radio stations raided by the police is not yet available.“Coming just a few months before general elections, this crackdown is very disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If opposition media are no longer allowed to operate, coverage of the elections will inevitably be very one-sided. Worse still, this wave of closures could indicate a desire to permanently censor the opposition.”The press freedom organization added: “The Thai government must end this kind of harassment, which targets not just the Red Shirts but also all those who publicly express their views about Thailand’s political system and monarchy. They are just exercising their right to free speech, which is necessary for a democracy to function properly.”Three people are known to have been arrested during yesterday’s raids: Lek Suphan, a programme host on radio FM 105.75 Ruam Jai Thai (United Thais), the disk-jockey of a station that broadcasts on 105.40 MHz in Pathum Thani province and the manager of Radio Red Skills (96.35 MHz). The last two were later freed on bail.The raids were covered by Prachatai, Thai E-News and other news websites, which said they were carried out by police and officials from various government departments. Some sources told Reporters Without Borders the raids were led by the government’s Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC).Palot Chalermsan, an employee of radio Lam Lukka FM 105.40, was quoted by Prachatai as saying: “Between 20 and 30 officials from the Department of Special Investigation, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, the Crime Suppression Division and the local police came with a court order, confiscated equipment and took it away to Khu Khot police station.”Palot said the station had resumed broadcasting just a week before the raid, after being off the air for repairs. The police said they carried out the raids on official instructions and claimed that the stations targeted had been broadcasting illegally and had defamed the monarchy.The authorities often use lèse-majesté charges under article 112 of the criminal code for political purposes, especially to silence dissent and criticism of the monarchy. One of the latest targets Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a history professor at Thammasat University’s faculty of arts, was threatened by a government official on 22 April with a lèse-majesté prosecution in connection with a speech he gave last December proposing a reform of the monarchy.In statement released on 24 April, Somsak said he had been followed by unidentified men on motorcycles during the past few days and had received an anonymous phone call in which he was told that security officials were keeping a close watch on him and were ready to arrest him at any moment.Thailand is classified as a “country under surveillance” in the “Enemies of the Internet” report that Reporters Without Borders released on 11 March. A dozen people including bloggers, university academics and dissidents are currently being prosecuted on lèse-majesté charges. 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Public TV reporter freed after a week in secret police custody, then fired

first_img to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation RSF_en Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Dodou Sanneh, a reporter employed by the state-owned Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS), was freed yesterday and then fired from his job after being held for a week at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Banjul. No charges were brought against him.“Once again a Gambian journalist has been thrown in prison, manhandled and then released without any explanation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Once again, no protest was made by any of the countries with some kind of influence over Gambia. The cynicism and cruelty of President Yahya Jammeh’s government is fed by the impunity he enjoys.”Sanneh was fired from his position as a GRTS reporter by director general Momodou Sanyang. At the time of his arrest, he was responsible for covering the presidential election campaign of the UDP-NRP-GPDP, one of the two opposition alliances. The election is to take place on 22 September.The authorities never gave any explanation for his arrested. Questioned by journalists while he was still being held, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay, a pro-Jammeh parliamentarian, and a NIA official claimed that they knew nothing about the case.————12.09.2006 – Public TV reporter secretly detained because of his opposition election rally coverageThe unlawful arrest and detention of Gambian public television reporter Dodou Sanneh in an undisclosed location for the past six days was forcefully condemned today by Reporters Without Borders as another episode in a systematic crackdown on the press by President Yahya Jammeh’s government.“This latest arrest just two weeks before presidential elections highlights the despotic character of the incumbent’s government,” the press freedom organisation said. “Sanneh seems to have been arrested for not being sufficiently servile towards the country’s current rulers. If the African Union does not at the very least ask Jammeh to respect all the treaties and charters he has signed, it will never again be able speak out about rigged election anywhere in the continent.”Reporters Without Borders learned from several local sources that did not want to be identified that Sanneh, who works for the state-owned Gambian Radio and Television Services (GRTS), has been held since 7 September. He had been given the job of covering the election campaign of the opposition UDP-NRP-GPDP alliance, which is backing lawyer Ousainou Darboe as presidential candidate. He was reportedly arrested because his coverage of its meetings was considered “not objective.”The sources do no know where Sanneh is being held or what charges might have been brought against him. He is the 10th journalist to be arrested in Gambia since the start of the year. None of these arrests has complied with the legal requirement that detainees must be charged within 72 hours and must be allowed access to a lawyer.The Gambian capital of Banjul is the headquarters of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). It also hosted an African Union summit on 1-2 July. September 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public TV reporter freed after a week in secret police custody, then fired August 6, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Gambiacenter_img GambiaAfrica News January 27, 2020 Find out more News News GambiaAfrica Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Help by sharing this information Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murderlast_img read more

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Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring

first_img News May 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring Help by sharing this information February 23, 2015 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the prosecutor-general’s order forbidding the Kuwaiti media to publish any more reports about the dismantling of an Iranian spy network. The disbanding of the network, allegedly consisting of six Kuwaitis, two stateless Arabs employed by the army and various Arab citizens, was revealed by a media report on 1 May.“It is right that the police and judicial authorities would be free to work on this case without being under any pressure, but it is hard to see how the press would put any pressure on them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This ban constitutes a serious obstruction of investigative reporting, an essential component of quality journalism in a country that claims to be democratic.”The spy ring dismantled by the Kuwaiti security services was reportedly gathering information about Kuwaiti and US military bases for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.Prosecutor-general Hamed Saleh Al-Othman’s ban on any further press coverage of the case was issued on 4 May. The newspaper Al-Aan quoted him as saying the ban was necessary to allow the police and judicial authorities to work calmly and impartially on the case. Kuwait’s news websites are complying with the ban although, strictly speaking, they are not concerned as Kuwait’s media legislation does not cover online media. The online newspaper Al-Aan announced yesterday that it would carry no reports about the case except in the event of a major new revelation.Although Iran has denied any involvement in the spy network, tension is mounting between the two countries, especially since Kuwaiti legislators asked the government to expel the Iranian ambassador. New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go further Receive email alerts KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa center_img News January 21, 2016 Find out more Follow the news on Kuwait Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term RSF_en News September 5, 2014 Find out more KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

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Immediately and unconditionally end the legal proceedings against Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev

first_img News July 26, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Immediately and unconditionally end the legal proceedings against Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says To President Abdullah GulRepublic of Turkey AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts 25 July 2012Immediately and unconditionally end the legal proceedings against Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev Mr. President,The undersigned members and partners of the Human Rights House Network and the SouthCaucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders call upon you to ensure that all charges against Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev are immediately and unconditionally droppedand compensation for the acts of ill-treatment he suffered in Ataturk Airport provided.On 6 December 2011, on his way back to Baku, Azerbaijan, from Vilnius, Lithuania, where he took partin the Civil Society Parallel Event organised by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Intigam Aliyev was at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, to catch a connecting flight to Baku. After an altercation with a customs officer, Intigam Aliyev’s ticket was invalidated by theofficer, Huseyin Kunt, and he was detained and kept in closed room for about four hours. During his detention, he was insulted and intimidated by police officers. Intigam Aliyev immediately informed the Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) that he was being held in detention at the Ataturk airport. The Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly in Istanbul sent lawyers toassist Intigam Aliyev at the airport late that night. The Istanbul Bar Association was also involved in this case. Several international organizations sent appeals and called on the Turkish authorities torelease him.On 7 December 2011 at 12:00, Intigam Aliyev was told that he would be deported from Turkey at 20:30 the same day.That same day, whilst held in custody, Intigam Aliyev was beaten and injured by immigration officers, and repeatedly threatened not to speak out. He was beaten in a small room by Alaittin Sarıkaya, one oftwo civilian immigration officers who accompanied Intigam Aliyev, after he requested his passport tobe returned to him. Servet Erkaraca, the other immigration officer, witnessed the beating andthreatened Aliyev. When Intigam Aliyev asked them to be polite, he was taken to the police officewhere he was beaten on his head and body by the same officer, Alittin Sarikaya, in the presence of seven other civilian policemen and Servet Erkaraca. Despite the lawyers’ insistence before Aliyev’s deportation, he was not provided with any documentsor a detailed explanation related to his deportation or his arrest. He was not allowed to meet hislawyers on 7 December 2011. Intigam Aliyev was sent back to Baku on 7 December 2011, where heunderwent a medical examination.On 16 December 2011, Intigam Aliyev’s lawyers filed a complaint with the Turkish Prosecutor’s Office about the deportation and beatings. They requested the provision of CCTV footage from the airport on 6-7 December 2011. The complaint was rejected due to “lack of evidence.”In early July 2012, Intigam Aliyev was called to the Nasimi District Court and the Yasamal District Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where he was informed about the order of the Bakirkoy Sulh Court and Bakirkoy Asliye Court of the Republic of Turkey, stating that criminal charges were brought against him by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bakirkoy for obstructing the officer from performing his duties (art. 265.1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Turkey), insult (art. 106.1), and threats (art.125.3a) on the basis of the complaints of immigration officers Servet Erkaraca, and Alaittin Sarikaya,and police officer Huseyin Kunt.It later became known that the criminal case had been opened against Intigam Aliyev on 6 December 2011 when he was detained at the Istanbul Airport. He and his lawyers in Turkey had not been informed about it and did not receive any written information about these charges until 6 July 2012.Intigam Aliyev is a well-known human rights lawyer, both in Azerbaijan and internationally. He hasbrought over 200 cases of his clients, including prominent journalists, to the European Court of HumanRights. As the Head of the Legal Education Society, he is an active and reliable partner for all memberand partner NGOs of the Human Rights House Network and the South Caucasus Network of HumanRights Defenders. He is also a member of the Civil Platform of the Eastern Partnership.As a victim of violence and arbitrary detention by security forces at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Intigam Aliyev should be protected by the State.We therefore call upon the authorities of the Republic of Turkey to:  Immediately and unconditionally drop all criminal charges against human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev;  Fully compensate Intigam Aliyev for the ill-treatment he suffered at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and for the moral and financial damages;  Undertake an independent investigation into the accusations of ill-treatment against Intigam Aliyev, and bring those responsible to justice. RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia center_img News News Organisation News Follow the news on Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Yours sincerely,  Azerbaijan Human Rights House – Association for Protection of Women’s Rights (APWR) – Azerbaijan Human Rights Centre- Azerbaijan Lawyers Association- Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety- Legal Education Society- Media Rights Institute  Human Rights House Belarus in exile (Vilnius) Human Rights House Sarajevo – Association of Female Citizens “Renaissance”- Foundation CURE- Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosniaand Herzegovina- Regional Co-ordinator for Youth Groups- Serb Civic Council – Woman and Society Centre Human Rights House Zagreb – APEO/UPIM Association for Promotion of Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities- Be Active Be Emancipated B.a.B.e.- CMS – Centre for Peace Studies- Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past- GOLJP – Civic Committee for Human Rights- Svitanje, Association for Protection and Promotion of Mental Health Human Rights House Tbilisi – Article 42 of the Constitution- Human Rights Centre (HRIDC)  Human Rights House Oslo – Human Rights House Foundation  Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland  Armenia: – Armenian Helsinki Association- Jurists Against Torture- Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor  Azerbaijan: – Human Rights Club- Institute for Peace and Democracy  Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Serbia Article 19 UKMedia Diversity Institute UK  Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Ukraine Reporters Without Borders Youth Human Rights Movemen last_img read more

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Journalist’s killer sentenced to 18 years imprisonment

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Help by sharing this information Reports ————————————————-17.09.2003Reporters Without Borders urges the Brazilian press to closely follow the trial due to begin today in Itabuna (Bahia state) of Thomaz Iracy Moisés Guedes on a charge of participating in the murder on 14 January 1998 of Manoel Leal de Oliveira, the owner and editor of the Itabuna-based weekly A Região.Experience in the fight for justice shows that the news media and civil society have to be alert and involved in order to successfully combat impunity. The media should also follow the trial of another of Leal’s accused killers, police officer Mozart Costa Brasil, due to start before the same Itabuna court on 26 September.A report on this case, entitled “Bahia: culture of impunity?”, was published by Reporters Without Borders in October 2002. Leal was gunned down after implicating the then mayor of Itabuna, Fernando Gomes, in a corruption scandal. Gomes is an ally of former state governor Antonio Carlos Magalhães, one of the leaders of the Liberal Front Party (PFL).”The Leal case above all exposes the limits of a system which puts a police force controlled by locally elected officials – in this case, the state of Bahia’s civilian police – in charge of investigating the murder of a journalist who had targeted one of these elected officials,” the report concluded.According to the report, “The first few months of the investigation by the state of Bahia civilian police could have come from a textbook on impunity… The case was closed in September 1998 without any suspect ever having been arrested and without Mayor Gomes even having been questioned.” Judicial proceedings were reopened in May 2000, following revelations in the regional daily newspaper A Tarde. Guedes is accused of being the driver of the pickup used by Leal’s killers. He was arrested in July 2002. Brasil, a police officer with the economic crimes section of the Bahia state civilian police, was arrested as a suspect in December 2001 and was freed two months later pending trial. A third suspect, Marcone Sarmento, is still on the run. No charge was ever brought against those presumed to be behind the killing, former mayor Gomes and his chief of staff, Maria Alicia de Araújo. RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out more One of the killers of Manoel Leal de Oliveira was sentenced to 18 years in prison on 27 September after a trial by jury in the town of Itabuna, Bahia State, five years after the murder of the publisher of the weekly A Região. Receive email alerts BrazilAmericas Follow the news on Brazil to go furthercenter_img BrazilAmericas News April 27, 2021 Find out more One of two men accused of killing journalist Manoel Leal de Oliveira has been found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Mozart Costa Brasil, accused of firing six shots at the journalist was sentence on 27 September after a three-day trial. A second man suspected of being the getaway driver of a van used by the two killers, Thomaz Iracy Moisés Guedes, was acquitted for lack of evidence at the same hearing on 24-26 September a Itabuna, in Bahia State. The main witness, who formally identified Brasil said she had not seen Guedes in the van. The woman who is under a witness protection programme, said she had received death threats after she said she would give evidence. She said her decision was motivated by the charge against Guedes, whom she knew to be innocent. She also formally identified the other killer, Marcone Sarmento, who is still being sought by police. Some observers believe that his arrest would help identify those who ordered the killing.The trial, one of the most important in the history of Itabuna, given the exceptional nature of the verdict, has created huge local interest. It was followed live on local TV and radio and relayed to the streets around the court building. The case was originally due to open on 18 September but was slightly postponed. Organisation September 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s killer sentenced to 18 years imprisonment May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Newslast_img read more

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Six journalists already arrested or threatened since the start of the year

first_img January 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six journalists already arrested or threatened since the start of the year Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill RSF_en to go further Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific News Nepal’s journalists have been subjected to another wave of arrests and threats since the start of the year. Reporters Without Borders condemns the attempts by the authorities to silence the country’s independent media by any means possible, and calls on the international community to champion the cause of press freedom in Nepal. May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the continuing harassment of the independent press by the security forces in both Kathmandu and the districts, in which at least six journalists have been detained, attacked or threatened since 1 January 2006.“The security forces stop at nothing to monitor and silence journalists working for the independent press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Arrests, threats and censorship succeed one another in an infernal cycle,” the organisation added, calling on the international community to keep stressing the importance of respecting press freedom to the Nepalese government.Half of the cases of censorship in the world in 2005 were in Nepal, where at least 425 journalists were arrested, attacked on threatened.The police yesterday interrogated Benupraj Bhattarai, the correspondent of the daily Kantipur in the eastern district of Ilam, about his sources for a report on a student demonstration during a visit by the king to the district in which anti-monarchic slogans were chanted and black flags were unfurled.The day before, Hari Narayan Gautam of the daily Rajdhani was detained while covering a Communist Party of Nepal-UML meeting in the western town of Kalimati by nine soldiers who had posed as Maoist activists in order to infiltrate the meeting. He was released after being questioned for three hours. An army spokesman said there was a misunderstanding.Reporter Bed Prakash Timilsina and photographer Shailendra Kharel of Kantipur were detained and roughed up on 5 January at the main hospital in the southwestern city of Nepalgunj while interviewing people who had been injured in a Maoist attack.Plain-clothes police seized copies of the weekly Janadabad on 4 January in the eastern town of Sindhulimadi, where journalists were also threatened by soldiers who tried to force them to leave the district.Moti Paudel of the daily Kantipur and Kamal Panta, a cameraman with Kantipur TV, were also detained and beaten on 2 January by plain-clothes police, who accused them of being Maoist spies. They had been covering the case of four persons who were arrested as they left a court in Surkhet which had just released them. A policeman deleted the photos in Panta’s camera. Follow the news on Nepal May 17, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 8, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts News NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coveragelast_img read more

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Juncker backs creation of UN Special Representative for Safety of Journalists

first_img At a joint press conference yesterday with UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed support for the creation of the position of a UN Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists. May 17, 2018 Juncker backs creation of UN Special Representative for Safety of Journalists Help by sharing this information RSF_en Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Freedom of expressionUnited Nations Organisation “We have proposed to our friend to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists because it is a subject that worries us more and more in Europe and beyond,” Juncker said. More than 130 media outlets, NGOs and labour unions throughout the world support the #ProtectJournalists campaign for a special representative that was launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). “As Europe is the continent where press freedom is guaranteed best, the European Commission’s support provides significant additional weight to a campaign already backed by dozens of UN member states,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As we have unfortunately seen in recent months, the dangers to journalists are growing in Europe, to the point that two have been murdered, in Malta and Slovakia.” European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans voiced his support for the #ProtectJournalists campaign in a letter to RSF on 7 December. He did so in response to an appeal by RSF to European governments and institutions to do more to protect journalists in the wake of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder in October. Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Freedom of expressionUnited Nations Newslast_img read more

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A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA

first_img News March 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Syria With AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FRANCE, the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (FIDH) , HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, the HUMAN RIGHTS LEAGUE (LDH), the PARIS BAR ASSOCIATION, the ACAT, the EURO-MEDITERRANEAN NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, SOURIA HOURIA (Syria Freedom), the DAMASCUS DECLARATION, the COLLECTIF DU 15 MARS POUR LA DEMOCRATIE EN SYRIE (support group of March 15th for democracy in Syria), the CALL OF AVIGNON FOR SOLIDARITY WITH THE SYRIAN PEOPLE, REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS, the COLLECTIF URGENCE SOLIDARTE SYRIE (support group “Emergency and Solidarity Syria”), the UNEF (National Union of the French Students), the CGT (French trade-union), the CONSEIL DE COMMUNES ET REGIONS D’EUROPE (CCRE), the WORLD ORGANISATION AGAINST TORTURE (OMCT), the CITES UNIES FRANCE, and the support of the international advertising agency TBWA/Paris.Friday 15 March 2013, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.International gathering for the two-year anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution in Paris,Place du Panthéon, at 7 p.m.In order to say “Stop!” to crimes against civilians, to demand that justice be done infavor of the victims, and to let the Syrian people know that they are not alone, we havelaunched a call for international protest, in solidarity with the Syrian people: “A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA”In less than three weeks, more than 30 cities in France have joined this movement,and in many occasions, the city council has decided to get deeply involved, like inLille, Montreuil or La Rochelle : they have elaborated actions, designed giant-sizedvisuals, and mobilized the public within the city itself and in its surroundings, fromassociative networks to universities and the local press, so they may all unite withthe Syrian people, holding a white piece of paper or cloth in their hands with theword “Stop!” on it.Cities and countries are getting mobilized all around the world: Geneva, Brussels, Sarajevo, New York, Cairo, Koweit City…We also count with the support of numerous villages in France and the Gorée Island in Senegal, and many individual initiatives have also spontaneously emerged here and there.We will be able to spread the White Wave across different time zones.Everyone will be able to post their pictures, wherever they live, with the word “Stop!”in their hands, on:http://www.vagueblanchepourlasyrie.organd thus amplify the movement by creating a massive web-event on the Internet.Several links have been set up to facilitate access to social networks (Facebook,Twitter…) in French and in English.A “500,000 screens” campaign has been launched on Dailymotion: “There are someimages that you cannot turn a blind eye to…”In Paris, a central gathering will be held on the Place du Panthéon at 7 p.m. Bertrand Delanoë, the mayor of Paris, will start the Wave with the Appel d’Avignon à la Solidarité avec le peuple syrien (Call of Avignon for solidarity with the Syrian people), the Théâtre du Soleil, the company of artists Les Passagers, and the Fédération des arts de la rue (street arts federation).The films “2’ for Syria” are currently being broadcast on France Télévision (across alltheir channels), TV5 Monde, France 24, La Chaîne parlementaire, Public Sénat, andreceive support from messages of Radio France and from the websites of thenewspapers and press organs Libération, Médiapart, Le Nouvel Observateur, Auféminin.com, Saphir News, as well as those of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of thecity of Paris, and of the numerous cities that have joined our movement.All personalities, journalists and NGO officials are invited to meet between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the hall of the Mairie du 5ème arrondissement, Place du Panthéon.For further information, read this press release. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News Related documents communique_vague_blanche_en.pdfPDF – 1.48 MB February 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News March 8, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Newslast_img read more

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Photographer Khin Aye Kyu freed, but cameraman brother stays in prison

first_img Help by sharing this information News News Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific News May 26, 2021 Find out more Khin Aye Kyu has been released after a four-year imprisonment. She has now to take care of her brother who is jailed in Mandalay. She wishes she could resume her former activity as a photographer. Reporters without borders has also gathered some new information about the journalist Sein Hla Oo. Follow the news on Myanmar July 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer Khin Aye Kyu freed, but cameraman brother stays in prison to go further RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Burmese photographer Khin Aye Kyu was recently freed after serving a four-year prison sentence for distributing unauthorised videotapes and illegally possessing video equipment.Confirming her release, she told Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) she was trying to resume her job as a photographer but that her priority was looking after her brother Ko Sein Ohn, who remains in prison in Mandalay and whose wife was too poor to support him.Her brother, aged 50, was jailed for the same offence and at the same time, in 1996, but for a longer term of 10 years.  The military regime said he had made and distributed videos of a speech by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She said his conditions of detention were poor and that he had stomach problems. She was visiting him every two months and supporting both him and herself by selling lottery tickets in the street.However, she had covered the recent visit to a Rangoon suburb by Aung San Suu Kyi, who was freed from house arrest in May. “I want to resume my work as a photographer and camera-operator,” she said, “but it’s expensive and I don’t have any clients yet.”Reporters Without Borders called for the release of Ko Sein Ohn, along with at least 15 other media workers imprisoned in Burma.The organisation also learns that the authorities at Myitkyina prison, in the north of the country, recently lifted their two-month-old ban on visits to journalist and elected member of parliament Sein Hla Oo.  Despite the long and costly journey from Rangoon, his wife has said she will visit him as soon as she can. The journalist has had several heart attacks since he was arrested.A few days before the visitors ban was lifted, his wife was invited to the house of Aung San Suu Kyi, who said she was worried about his health and promised to intervene with the authorities. The ban was also been lifted for opposition figure Doctor Khin Zaw Win, who is also imprisoned at Myitkyina.Finally, Czech President Vaclav Havel has expressed his support for writers and journalists in jails, especially Win Tin, in a recent message to the Avignon International Theatre Festival.  Journalist Win Tin, an official of the opposition National League for Democracy, has been held at Rangoon’s Insein Prison since 4 July 1989. Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Women to Study “Mercy Triumphs” at La Cañada Presbyterian Church

first_img Beth MooreThe women of La Cañada Presbyterian Church will be offering an on-campus Small Group experience, studying the book of James through the popular book James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore. The small group study will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., starting April 17 and ending on June 5. The cost is $20.00, which covers the cost of the book and study materials. Childcare is available.Topics in the study will include: joy, hardship, and faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Participants will enjoy fellowship, spiritual growth and encouragement for all women in a shared journey of faith for every season in their lives.“Beth Moore is one of the most gifted women’s bible study teachers today. She communicates with great energy, passion, humor, warmth, and grace. I personally have enjoyed growing through James: Mercy Triumphs. I look forward to this women’s study on Tuesday mornings. All are welcome,” said Heather Wills, who will be leading the study.To sign up for the study, contact Heather Wills at [email protected] and for more information about this and other great programs at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, please visit www.lacanadapc.org or call (818) 790-6708.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Religion Events Women to Study “Mercy Triumphs” at La Cañada Presbyterian Church Published on Friday, April 13, 2012 | 2:36 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business News Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Video: Oh That Crazy Jesus!

first_img Subscribe 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Sermons and Lessons Video: Oh That Crazy Jesus! Delivered by Pastor Craig Donofrio, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Pasadena Published on Monday, June 25, 2012 | 3:21 pm This sermon was delivered by Pastor Craig Donofrio of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Pasadena. Pastor Craig Donofrio came to Mount Olive in 2004 after serving churches in New England and Missouri. He holds BA in Business Management from Christ College Irvine (now Concordia Univ.), an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and has done Doctoral work through Trinity Seminary / Canterbury Christ Church University,UK. Currently, Pastor Donofrio does two broadcasts on Pirate Christian Radio, proclaiming the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 1118 North Allen Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 794-2294 or visit www.mountolivelc.org. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentcenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Join San Marino-based VG Life Sciences as Chief Science Advisor

first_img Business News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Business Newsmaker Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Join San Marino-based VG Life Sciences as Chief Science Advisor From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 11:59 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Photo by TAMU.eduSan Marino-based VG Life Sciences, an alternative energy and agricultural biotech company, today announced that Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D., has joined its subsidiary VGEnergy, as Chief Science Advisor.Dr. Dickman’s expertise lies in comparative plant physiology and plant pathologies, according to a news statement.In concert with the company’s Board of Directors, he will enhance the scientific rigor of the company’s alternative energy core technology platform and expand development of a pipeline of products that enhance the lipid and sugar production in emerging market sectors, such as algal biofuels, and significantly, in more mature and much larger markets, such as corn and sugar cane.“The overall goal of my work is understanding the mechanisms that regulate plant programmed cell death and implementing intervention or alternative strategies to generate new plants with novel mechanisms of pathogen resistance and stress tolerance,” Dickman said.“We have recently shown that modulation of cell death can be an effective means to control certain diseases and facilitate other beneficial outcomes,” he said. “When combining our work with the ground breaking work developed by my colleague Dr. M. Karen Newell-Rogers, we are at a very exciting nexus of technologies and foresee breakthroughs in how we can manipulate plant growth with enhanced and useful traits.”Dickman, received his B.S. degree in horticulture and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of Hawaii. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University, he joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 1987 as an assistant professor, was promoted to full professor in 1997.He came to Texas A&M University in 2005, where he is the Director of the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology.“Having Dr. Dickman join us at this juncture is a significant step toward the commercialization of our VG Energy technologies,” said Haig Keledjian, VG LifeSciences’ CEO. “His field of knowledge complements Dr. Newell Rogers’ work in a way that will bring us closer to commercialization of products in agricultural sectors that are more developed and more robust than the emerging bio-fuels markets.”For more information about VG Life Sciences Inc. go to www.VGLifeSciences.com. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Huntington Acquires Significant Collection of Books and Manuscripts by Novelist Evelyn Waugh

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Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Literary Arts Huntington Acquires Significant Collection of Books and Manuscripts by Novelist Evelyn Waugh Gift of Loren and Frances Rothschild establishes The Huntington as aleading center for the study of the great English satirist From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 11:07 am Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has acquired an extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts by Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966), considered one of the greatest English prose satirists of the 20th century. The collection establishes The Huntington as one of the premier centers of Waugh studies in the world.The trove—with some 250 rare books and reference books and 135 letters and manuscripts—is a gift of Loren and Frances Rothschild; Loren is a longtime book collector and current member of The Huntington’s five-person board of trustees.“We are grateful to Loren and Frances for both having the foresight to collect these materials and then giving them to The Huntington to continue their legacy,” said David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington. “It’s worth pointing out that Loren is the kind of collector who becomes a life-long scholar of his passions. He has wonderful instincts for identifying books and manuscripts that will prove to be of significant value to scholars as well as collectors.”According to John Wilson, associate professor of English at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania and founder of the Waugh Society, the Rothschilds’ gift establishes The Huntington as the second leading center of Waugh studies in the world, second only to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which acquired Waugh’s library in several batches from 1961 to 1991. Other institutions with Waugh holdings include the British Library, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, the New York Public Library, Georgetown University, Leeds University, Leicester University, and Notre Dame University.The Waugh collection strengthens The Huntington’s holdings in 20th-century literature, which already include significant archives of Conrad Aiken, Kingsley Amis, Charles Bukowksi, Octavia Butler, Kent Haruf, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Christopher Isherwood, Hilary Mantel, and Wallace Stevens, among many others. Amis admired Waugh’s writing; as a result, he owned a number of Waugh items that came to The Huntington with his collection. Isherwood too shared a connection with Waugh, having co-written the screenplay to Waugh’s 1948 novel The Loved One. The Huntington archive of journalist, travel writer, and biographer Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976), includes many Waugh letters as well. Waugh contemporaries John Betjeman, Cyril Connolly, Anthony Powell, and Christopher Sykes are also represented in The Huntington’s collections.“This gift moves us significantly forward in our literary holdings,” says Sara S. “Sue” Hodson, curator of literary manuscripts at The Huntington. “It gives us a significant collection for another major 20th-century author.”Waugh’s early novels—Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938)—place him among the best, if not the best, English prose satirists since Jonathan Swift, according to scholars. Says Loren Rothschild: “Vile Bodies compares favorably to The Great Gatsby in capturing the frantic, frivolous, and dissolute culture of the 1920s.” Christopher Hitchens wrote that “Scoop endures because it is a novel of pitiless realism; the mirror of satire held up to catch the Caliban of the press corps.” A Handful of Dust, Waugh’s mordantly hilarious takedown of English upper class society between the wars, is generally acknowledged to be one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy—Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender—has been described as a brilliant, devastatingly satirical, and hilarious autobiographical account of the experiences of an English officer during World War II. Waugh described Brideshead Revisited, made more famous by the 1981 BBC production, as “nothing less than an attempt to trace the workings of the divine purpose in a pagan world, in the lives of an English Catholic family, half-paganized themselves, in the world of 1923–39. It is not meant to be funny, but instead is intended for those who look to the future with black forebodings and need more solid comfort than rosy memories.”Waugh converted to Catholicism in 1930, and his several books and articles with Catholic themes (including Brideshead)—and about notable Catholics—remain of substantial interest to Catholic intellectuals and scholars. His travel books rank him among the best travel writers of his generation. Among the works given to The Huntington by the Rothschilds is the handwritten manuscript of Waugh’s early travel book, Ninety-Two Days—acquired from a direct descendent of Diana Cooper, Waugh’s long-time friend and the dedicatee of the book. The collection also includes Waugh’s hand-corrected typescript of his first novel, Decline and Fall, with the title page showing the alternate titles Picaresque, The Making of an Englishman, and A Study in Discouragement. Waugh crossed out each before settling on Decline and Fall, the first of many satires of British society.In addition, the new collection includes the 17-page annotated original typed manuscript of The Hopeful Pontiff, Waugh’s essay on Pope John XXIII; more than 100 letters between Waugh and his English publisher, Chapman & Hall; and a series of unpublished letters relating to the risk of a libel lawsuit resulting from the publication in the United States of The Loved One, Waugh’s satire on Forest Lawn, the Los Angeles–based funeral business.Among the most engaging items in the collection is a copy of The Cynic, a rare 1916 subversive alternative to the official school journal, co-edited by Waugh, then a 13-year-old student at Heath Mount School. There is also a copy of the Broom, a short-lived 1923 publication with a story written by Waugh while at Oxford. The collection contains scores of Waugh’s articles, essays, and fiction published in periodicals, in some cases as the only or the true first editions of the work. Finally, critical, biographical, and bibliographic secondary research materials accompany the collection.For more information, visit huntington.org. Business Newslast_img read more

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A Land of Love

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog A Land of Love Real Food Daily offers a vegan Italian Valentine’s Day EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 | 6:06 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS It’s the land of Romeo and Juliet, the home of the romantic Spanish Steps, as well as the Bridge of Sighs. Say what you will about the French, the Italians have their love thing down.And they have their carnivore diet down. In fact, most Italians would be puzzled by the idea of a special diet, or one that doesn’t include meat, let alone cheese.But Real Food Daily, with stores in Pasadena, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and an outpost in LAX airport, wants to rewrite the Italian menu, as they present their own plant-based St. Valentine’s Day dinner, “Italian, the Language of Love.”According to Bianca Berzner, assistant marketing director, the 100% vegan and organic restaurant is able to deliciously replicate a full Italian dinner using their own plant-based menu and products. “People are very surprised by the delicious flavors, quality of our food and how full they feel after a meal,” she told Pasadena Now.The meals are created and developed by their executive team consisting of Culinary Director, Tara Punzone, Executive Pastry Chef, Anthony Nigro and founding CEO, Ann Gentry, the public face of the company. (Gentry herself has appeared on a number of TV shows touting the unique restaurant – including this February’s The Talk on CBS.)And interestingly enough, said Berzner, most patrons are not even vegans, just passionate foodies – as the food appeals to carnivores and folks who enjoy a true flavorful and healthy culinary experience.“We find a lot of men and women enjoy the Tex-Mex dishes we have, like our Tac-o’ The Town and Not-Chos, for example. We also have a Spicy BLT and a Reuben sandwich,” said Berzner.Since the restaurant uses vegetables, legumes and whole grains to create a lot of their entrees, they are able to craft a healthier cheese, for example, using cashews and various seasonings.But back to Valentine’s Day. The dinner begins with an aged cashew cheese plate, with a cashew cheese, some chocolate balsamic strawberries, truffle mustard and black pepper crackers.There is also a Sicilian Red Lentil soup with smoked paprika oil and micro greens. The entrée is a Calabrese Stuffed Pepper with smoked quinoa, cici beans, pignoli, roasted garlic pignoli crema, broccoli rabe and botija olives. Pasta lovers can also avail themselves of the Lasagna Napoletana with creamy ricotta, spinach, and crimini mushroom, with fresh marinara sauce.The Valentine’s Day dinner is topped off with two popular desserts: Tiramisu and Crème Brulée. The Tiramisu Bombe is filled with sweet cream cheese and layers of vanilla sponge cake soaked in espresso and cocoa nibs and dusted with cocoa, cinnamon and maple sugar. The Crème Brulée is made with triple-fold Madagascar vanilla bean custard topped with coconut sugar caramel and fresh berries.As Berzner points out, “Obviously the food tastes good, but the real benefit is that it’s a healthier lifestyle, in so many ways.”So, Real Food Daily will be providing the unique menu. You’ll have to provide the romance.Real Food is located at 899 E. Del Mar Blvd. For more information, call (626) 844-8900 or visit http://www.realfood.com. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Jacobs Awarded Contract to Design Concept for Asteroid Capture System for NASA

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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_imgUncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, March 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Subscribe HerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter:last_img read more

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CaliBurger Comes to The Rose

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog CaliBurger Comes to The Rose From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 11:07 am 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CaliBurger believes that fresh tastes best, that selection matters and that service still counts. When it comes to quality, no detail is too small. Their made-to-order meals are always prepared in open kitchens by experienced chefs who carefully monitor quality and adhere to strict standards for processing, cooking, and sanitation. It all adds up to a difference you can taste. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News The Rose Dinner Theater is proud to announce that Cali Burger is now opened inside the venture. CaliBurger offers amazing home-made burgers, two kinds of chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and milkshakes to die for – now one more reason to visit The Rose! Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday CaliBurger is located at The Rose, 245 East Green Street. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit http://roseconcerts.com/. And if you like traditional taste, grab their traditional Cheesy Cheeseburger, with 100% all-beef patty and melted real American cheese, garden-fresh plump red tomatoes and cool-crisp iceberg lettuce. Try their Cali Chicken Sandwich – Lemon and herb marinated chicken breast, crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and house made avocado mayonnaise, all on a freshly toasted bun or Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Sandwich – Lemon and herb marinated chicken breast, ripe tomatoes, bacon, raw onion, pickles, and house made Chipotle BBQ sauce, all on a freshly toasted bun Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Their signature CaliBurgers are always made with 100% all-beef, ground to their own exacting standards. Their chicken is top grade. All their produce is hand-selected for freshness by their experienced chefs. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Ginger (A408062) is a 2-month-old, female, shorthair tortoiseshell kitten who loves to cuddle. Ginger begins purring the second you start petting her, and continues purring and making biscuits for as long as you keep giving her attention! This playful kitty loves toys, especially feather toys she can chase around the room. After a long play session, she’s happy to snuggle in your lap for a quick snooze. She enjoys playing with the other kittens in our communal room, and although she could make a great only pet, she would love to find a forever home with another cat or kitten to be her playmate.The adoption fee for cats is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinationsNew adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A408062, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pumpkin (A407144) is a 6-year-old, neutered male, brown beagle mix. When he came to PHS, he had some difficulty walking. A medical check revealed a tumor on one toe that needed to be removed. Fortunately, the surgery was successful and Pumpkin is healing well while he waits for his forever home. Pumpkin is as happy a dog as you could imagine. He greets you excitedly before climbing into your lap for some face kisses or rolling over for some tummy rubs. Pumpkin has gotten along well with other small dogs out on our Mobile Unit.Pumpkin’s adoption fee is $125 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations. Pumpkin qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, so his adoption fee is just $20 for adopters age 60 and up.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A407144, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Make a commentcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 | 2:14 pmlast_img read more

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The La Salle High School Speech & Debate Team Compete

first_img Community News Education The La Salle High School Speech & Debate Team Compete Article and Photos courtesy of LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:33 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe This last Saturday, the La Salle High School Speech & Debate team competed in the National Tournament qualifiers. Juniors Jack Crawford and John Nahas advanced to the final round against Flintridge Prep. Sophomores Sebastian Dunbar and Will Murray also competed against Flintridge Prep in the final round, but got knocked out, and now stand as the 2nd alternates to head to Nationals 2017 in Alabama.Please give them a bit smile and congratulate the two teams. They worked really hard, and will continue to do so as they prepare for the National Tournament from 6/20-6/24.La Salle High School, 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination

first_img 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes This artist’s rendering shows Cassini as the spacecraft makes one of its final five dives through Saturn’s upper atmosphere in August and September 2017.The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its coverage of the Cassini mission’s Grand Finale at Saturn, including news, web, education, television and social media efforts.In 2017, after nearly 20 years in space and 13 years revealing the wonders of Saturn, NASA’s Cassini orbiter was running out of fuel. As a final act, Cassini began a whole new mission — its Grand Finale. This journey into the unknown would end with a spectacular plunge into the planet. JPL created a multi-month digital campaign to celebrate the mission’s science and engineering accomplishments and communicate why the spacecraft must meet its end in the skies of Saturn.Cassini’s first, daring dive into the unexplored space between the giant planet and its rings kicked off the campaign on April 26, 2017. It culminated on Sept. 15, 2017, with live coverage of Cassini’s plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, with the spacecraft sending back science to the very last second.The multi-faceted campaign included regular updates on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and the Cassini mission website; multiple live social, web and TV broadcasts during which reporter and public questions were answered; a dramatic short film to communicate the mission’s story and preview its endgame; multiple 360-degree videos, including NASA’s first 360-degree livestream of a mission event from inside JPL mission control; an interactive press kit; a steady drumbeat of articles to keep fans updated with news and features about the people behind the mission; state-standards aligned educational materials; a celebration of art by amateur space enthusiasts; and software to provide real-time tracking of the spacecraft, down to its final transmission to Earth.The Primetime Emmys will be awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles on Sept. 17. The Creative Arts Emmys, which includes interactive awards, will be presented during a separate ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed, developed and assembled the Cassini orbiter.More information about Cassini: https://www.nasa.gov/cassini and https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov Business News Subscribe HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination From JPL/NASA Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 | 11:09 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

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Police Sweep Up Hundreds of Illegal Guns a Year Off Pasadena Streets

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Former Police Chief Phillip Sanchez displayed this assault rifle (.223/5.556 cal.) for media as an example of the kind of firepower Pasadena police encounter. This weapon was taken by his officers during an April 30, 2015 arrest near Old Pasadena. Image: Pasadena PolicePasadena Now has learned that the Pasadena Police Department took nearly 500 guns off the streets in the past two years.All told 237 guns were taken off the streets in 2018 and 225 in 2019 according to documents supplied by the department.“This is a significant number of guns taken off of the streets and will continue to have direct impact on the reduction of gun violence in Pasadena and the surrounding communities,” said Pasadena Police Chief John Perez.“All of these guns have been either recovered directly from individual suspects who’s likely intent was to cause harm, were turned in by the owner due to a safety concern, or were recklessly left accessible to members of the public and were reported to police by concerned individuals who found the gun.”According to the documents in 2018, 19 of the weapons were found by members of the public or police officers, 146 were collected as evidence and an additional 82 were turned into the police for safekeeping.According to Department spokesman Lt. William Grisafe, about 70 percent of the weapons are handguns, 30 percent are rifles.March and April, 2019 were extremely busy as police recovered 28 weapons in each of the two months.Only seven weapons were recovered in August.Handguns abound. This loaded .40 subcompact handgun was collected after a suspect near Old Pasadena fled and threw it into bushes. Image: Pasadena PoliceGrisafe said the department used to do gun buybacks where civilians would turn in their weapons for gift certificates or gift cards donated by merchants. However, the merchants stopped offering the gift certificates.The department has long sought to take guns off the streets.In 2013, 135 weapons were turned in at a gun buyback outside of the Pasadena Police Department headquarters.In January 2018, officers recovered 18 weapons, including a .45 colt revolver and two AK-47 automatic weapons, with bayonets attached.Two days later, Pasadena police air unit PD?1 responded to the area of 800 N. Raymond Ave. to assist officers who were chasing subjects who fled during a traffic stop. The aircrew set a containment in the area and all 5 subjects were located within the perimeter. A firearm was also located and taken as evidence.“Taking over 500 guns off the streets of Pasadena over the past two years is a huge success for the Pasadena Police Department and our community,” said Councilmember John Kennedy, who leads the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. “Because of the work PPD has done, our children and neighborhoods are safer, and yet the access to legal or illegal guns seemingly is still too easy. I believe I can safely say that the City Council as a whole applauds the difficult work of our men and women in blue.”In 2019, 15 guns were found, 90 weapons were collected into evidence and 120 weapons were turned over to the police for safekeeping.In January of that year, 24 weapons were taken off the streets including seven weapons on January 16. In August, 29 police took custody of 29 weapons, including two Smith & Wesson MP9 Shield handguns with laser sighting.In October, police took custody of 12 firearms including one found after police responded to calls of a white vehicle speeding recklessly near Fair Oaks Avenue and Washington Boulevard with a male riding on the hood. While checking the area, officers located an intoxicated person in the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Pepper Street bleeding from his head and hand. Police discovered the victim was carrying a loaded handgun that was stolen in 2011. After being treated for injuries the man was arrested for possessing the stolen firearm.“No matter how the guns were taken off of the streets, any guns removed will decrease potential gun violence for both community members and law enforcement officers,” Perez said.If you have a weapon you wish to turn over to the department call (626) 744-4241. Your email address will not be published. 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Ger and Elton can rock Thomond Park

first_imgAdvertisement Tutti Fruiti and Rocketman in Fields of Athenry? ONE of Limerick’s best known entertainers is on the brink of fulfilling a lifetime dream by singing on stage with one of his all-time musical heroes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ger Cusack, former lead singer with the Empire Showband and still performing with a number of musical ensembles in this region, could yet make a cameo appearance with superstar Elton John when he performs in Thomond Park on June 6.It would not be the first time that the Tutti Fruiti leadman and Rocketman Elton performed on the same stage. “If it came about, it would bridge a 41 year gap,” Ger told the Post.“The Ger Cusack Quintet were doing relief for Long John Baldry, a great rock back from London, in the Stella Ballroom in 1968 and I went down there around 6 o’clock to see if we could use their equipment, which they graciously agreed to lend us.“I got chatting to their keyboard player who turned out to be Reg Dwight, later to be known as Elton John, and I invited him up to Jack Bourke’s hotel in Thomas Street for a few pints.“There was only a small crowd at the gig but I never forgot that occasion. Aidan D’Arcy was on drums and ‘Fats’ Falahee was on the sax with us that night,” recalled Ger this week.Ger Cusack has been involved in music all of his life and after the demise of the showband era, has been lead singer with the Bryan Meehan Big Band and a number of other local musical groups.He is best remembered locally for his Empire Showband days. The band became the first to perform live on stage with a string orchestra when they released their first single, ‘It’s Only A Rumour’ backed by members of the Limerick School of Music at the City Theatre in 1966.The band, managed by the late Tommy Hynes, broke up two years later with Ger Cusack following a solo career.To mark over four decades at the forefront of Limerick pop music, friends of rugby-mad Ger Cusack are now trying to arrange for the local singing star to make a fleeting appearance on stage with Elton John at the iconic new Limerick stadium.“It’s a nice gesture,” said Ger. “I’ve bought my tickets for the show just in case but if I was asked to go on stage with Elton then it would be one of the highlights of my life”.Elton and Ger singing the Fields of Athenry in Thomond Park? That would be a moment to look forward to! Previous articleDeveloper’s SOS for Coonagh CrossNext articleFashion trends for Spring admin Facebook NewsLocal NewsGer and Elton can rock Thomond ParkBy admin – January 22, 2009 961 Twittercenter_img Print Email WhatsApp Linkedinlast_img read more

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Residents in Castletroy View protest over water charges

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCastletroy ViewCllr Paul KellerIrish Waterlimerick Facebook Previous articleDo the Math!Next articleBack for Bach: Marwood and Irish Chamber Orchestra Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsResidents in Castletroy View protest over water chargesBy Alan Jacques – October 6, 2014 790 Twitter WhatsApp Email IRISH Water subcontractors have been prevented from installing meters in Castletroy View today by residents opposed to the water charges.Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor for City East, Paul Keller, who lives in the estate, joined a group of 20 residents who have been protesting in the area on rotation throughout the day since 7.20am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When Irish Water subcontractors arrived this morning residents picketing at the entrance of the estate refused to let them in.“They have parked opposite the estate and made a few attempts to enter the estate, but have been stopped by protesters on each occasion,” Cllr Keller revealed.A community meeting is now being organised in nearby estate Oakwood for this evening to organise similar resistance there. Advertisementlast_img read more

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3,298 hit by Limerick medical card cuts

first_imgPrint by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE full extent of cutbacks to medical cards in Limerick has been revealed this week with HSE figures confirming that more than 3000 cards were withdrawn in the city and county over a 12 month period with almost 1000 of these taken from people over 70 years of age.The figures show that the number of medical cardholders in Limerick was cut from 80,853 in November 2013 to 77,555 last November – reduction of 3,298  This also included a reduction in the number of medical cards to over seventies by 943 from 15,341 to 14,398.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who obtained the figures from the HSE, has condemned the cuts, stating they have had a major impact on people’s lives in all parts of Limerick.And with a significant fall of 731 medical cards in Limerick between September and November 2014, he maintains there is no evidence of the cuts abating.“I have consistently pointed out that the Government was engaged in a deliberate and disgraceful attack on people with medical cards, which it denied for 18 months before being shamed into admitting this was a deliberate policy,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post.“Almost 1,000 of the cuts to medical cards were for people over 70 years of age. This figure is particularly stark and shows that proportionally the over seventies have been hit the hardest, even though there are more and more over seventies every year as that segment of the population increases as people live longer,” he said.He has taken aim at the Government for ignoring the issue and denying that there was a deliberate policy to cut medical cards for people with serious illnesses and disabilities and the over seventies. He insists that it took the loss of hundreds of council seats to make them sit up and listen.“Despite claiming to stop these cuts and to begin restoring medical cards the Government is still taking cards away from people desperately in need of them. I am dealing with cases every week of people having their cards withdrawn and then being denied their cards again on appeal. It is astonishing that thousands of Limerick families are still enduring so much anguish, hurt and expense at the hands of this Government,” he concluded. Advertisement NewsBreaking newsLocal News3,298 hit by Limerick medical card cutsBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2015 617 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Emailcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articlePublic appeal to help locate missing womanNext articleCouncil passes budget after marathon meeting Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin TAGSfeaturedFianna FáilHSElimerickmedical cardsWillie O’Dea TD Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Limerick woman to stand trial over glass attack

first_imgCiara Killeen WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads A LIMERICK woman is to stand trial on charges of assaulting another woman with a glass at a nightclub which left her with 23 stitches in her face.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 31-year-old Ciara Killeen of Hyde Road is charged with assaulting and causing harm to Mary McCarthy at Queens Hotel in Ennis in the early hours of November 1 last year.At a sitting of Ennis District Court last week, Judge Patrick Durkan sought that the State outline the nature of the allegations before the court so as he could determine jurisdiction in the case.Inspector Tom Kennedy said it is alleged that Ms Killeen got into an argument with Ms McCarthy in the smoking area of the nightclub. She then struck the victim in the face with a glass, before they both started fighting on the ground.Ms McCarthy went to the nightclub with four friends on the night and during the course of the incident she suffered an injury to her right eye.Security staff had to separate the two women as they fought on the floor.Judge Durcan refused to accept jurisdiction in the case as he outlined that he doesn’t like dealing with “bottling or glassing” matters.Ciara Kileen was remanded on bail until April 27 next to allow the State preparation and serve a Book of Evidence. Print TAGSCiara Killeenlimerick Facebook Twitter Previous article‘OnTrend Marketing Tips’ for Limerick Women In BusinessNext article#Weather warning issued for #Limerick and five more counties Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLimerick woman to stand trial over glass attackBy Staff Reporter – March 1, 2016 1483 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Prison officers questioned over money missing #Limerick jail

first_imgLimerick Prison, where the €10,000 bail money went missing last NovemberPRISON officers and staff at #Limerick Prison have been questioned over €10,000 in missing bail money as a Garda probe continues, the Irish Prison Service has confirmed.A spokesperson for the service confirmed that the money is still missing from the General Office as detectives from Roxboro Road Garda Station concluded their questioning of staff in recent days.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The matter remains an open investigation with An Garda Siochana”, the spokesperson said this Wednesday afternoon, but he would not be drawn on any changes in procedures or if a new safe had been installed at the jail.The money, which remains unaccounted for, became the centre of a criminal investigation by Gardaí at Roxboro Road Station last November when it was reported missing having being paid in to the jail in August 2015.The Prison Service confirmed that the €10,000 in cash was held at the General Office at the Mulgrave Street Prison and this Wednesday remained “unaccounted for” when the investigation was handed over to the Gardaí.A forensic audit of prison accounts failed to uncover errors in book-keeping.A Prison Service spokesman said it was normal practice for cash to be held at the General Office of the prison as bail money, anything from €500 up to €60,000, is paid in to prisons to secure the release of remand prisoners.The area where cash is held is not be accessible to inmates, even those on enhanced regimes or with duties that would allow them movement through other areas of the prison.The money had been lodged to secure the release of two inmates last August.A two-day search followed and an internal investigation was undertaken.The incident caused “consternation” at the prison, a source told the Limerick Post.“Everyone was in a flap thinking that the money was just misplaced and would turn up but when it didn’t, it became a different story”.The source went on to say that there was “a cloud of suspicion” surrounding staff and “that’s not good to have”.“The search failed to throw-up anything and the place was turned upside-down”, the source added. Previous article#musiclimerick Archetypal ProtobabyNext article#BREAKING #Limerick woman rescued from River Shannon Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brooklyn’s school pals offered counselling Linkedin Gardaí seek help tracing Teresa Advertisement Email Two rescued from the water overnight Update: Gardaí investigation underway after boy found dead in Limerick center_img Facebook WhatsApp TAGSbail moneyGardaíinvestigationLimerick Prisonofficers Injured man found chained up on side of the road Stabbing in city leads to arrest NewsPrison officers questioned over money missing #Limerick jailBy Staff Reporter – April 6, 2016 1124 Twitter Printlast_img read more

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Limerick people asked to consider a career in tourism

first_imgTwitter TAGSlimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLimerick people asked to consider a career in tourismBy Staff Reporter – October 11, 2016 696 Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live YOUNG Limerick people are being encouraged to explore employment opportunities in the tourism industry as part of a nationwide recruitment drive.Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan, who launched the initiative last week, highlighted the many opportunities for worthwhile careers that are now available in the world of tourism.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The industry-led programme is designed to enable second-level students aged 15-18 to explore the full range of exciting career paths and options available.Targeting post-primary schools and youth reach centres in Limerick and across the country, the initiative is being run by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) and the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.It includes an interactive online programme for students and teachers (Tourism Insight) and a free digital and print magazine on tourism career options (Get a Life in Tourism).With over 40 different career choices, there is a wide range of options for young people across areas such as food and beverage; catering; accommodation services; reception; leisure centre and spa facility management; sales and marketing; human resources; IT; management and finance.Minister O’Donovan said; “Tourism is one of Ireland’s most important economic sectors, demonstrating great prospects for continued growth. The various strands of the new tourism careers programme should grab the attention of our young people and open their eyes to the exciting employment and development opportunities in this growing sector.More can be found at www.tourisminsight.ie or at www.getalifeintourism.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Previous articleFirelighters and methadone included in homeless Limerick man’s last mealNext articleTechWest to fill 100 jobs at ACI Worldwide and General Motors in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

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Higher court costs causing bigger insurance premiums – Judge

first_imgNewsHigher court costs causing bigger insurance premiums – JudgeBy Staff Reporter – January 12, 2017 836 TAGSfeaturedhigh courtinsuranceJudge Gerald Keyslimerickpremiums Previous articleMan admits child porn charges in LimerickNext articleYour Key to Thrive Q&A Evening Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Government must act to the rising costs of insurnaceLimerick Circuit Court heard that premiums may drop if insurance companies changed adopted different court strategiesPREMIUMS would drop if insurance companies agreed to personal injury cases being heard at lower courts with unlimited jurisdiction on awards, a judge said.That was the view expressed by Judge Gerald Keys after he heard an application by a Limerick woman who suffered a serious soft tissue injury in a “significant” car accident in October 2012.The application before Limerick Circuit Court sought to have the assessment of damages transferred to the High Court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick woman, who is now 25, sustained a significant soft tissue cervical spine injury and suffered from psychological issues as a result of the accident. She was a child care worker for children with special needs and was likely to have long-term or permanent symptoms from her injuries.Her legal representative Ciara Daly said that damages would exceed the maximum award allowable by the Circuit Court according to the new book of quantum used to assess personal injury awards.She said that up to €77,900 could be awarded for a severe to permanent injury of this type. Her client already had injections for pain relief, 30 physiotherapy sessions, acupuncture and visits to a chiropractor.The injury was also effecting her in respect of work and that she would be also claiming for a loss of opportunity.  Special damages, covering medical expenses, were already in excess of €5,000.There were also psychological issues and the woman was also prescribed anti depressant medication.Despite objections from counsel for her insurers, Judge Keys ruled that the case should go to the High Court as the award could exceed the threshold.He said that because of the ongoing problems and the likelihood that the injury could be prolonged indefinitely, he had to take the woman’s case “at its best if all her evidence was to be accepted and unchallenged.“However this could all be avoided if insurance companies agreed to unlimited jurisdiction on awards. There are mechanisms in place to allow them recoup their costs should a claimant not reach the expected award.“All of this cuts down on the costs of sending things to the High Court unnecessarily. It’s a simple solution and if they did that then insurance premiums might drop”, he added. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Linkedincenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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#BREAKING Gardaí investigating suspected Limerick stabbing

first_img TAGSBallycummin RoadGardaílimerickRaheenstabbing NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Gardaí investigating suspected Limerick stabbingBy Editor – October 28, 2017 4829 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Twitter Gardaí are investigating a suspected stabbing incident in Limerick in which a man in his 30s was wounded.The incident happened on the Ballycummin Road in Raheen at around 2.30am this morning.No arrests have been made and Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214 340.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleBig drop in some Limerick city bus faresNext article#BREAKING Two men arrested in Limerick stabbing investigation Editor Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Molly Martens’ self defence claims are a ‘fantasy’

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat FABRICATION and fantasy is how the US State prosecutor has responded to the self defence claims lodged by killers Molly and Thomas Martens in their appeal against their convictions for killing Limerickman Jason Corbett.Last September, documents filed by the US lawyers defending the Martens stated that the father and daughter were appealing the conviction as Thomas Martens hit Jason with a baseball bat because he was allegedly choking Molly during the early hours of August 2, 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Molly claimed that the US prosecutors did not provide any evidence during the trail to challenge her claims.However, North Carolina’s Department of Justice said last week that sufficient evidence was presented in court to convict the pair of murdering Mr Corbett at his US home.Molly and Thomas Martens were found guilty of second degree murder by a US jury in August last year.Their trial heard how Jason was drugged, beaten with a bat and paving slab as he lay in bed. He was later found by paramedics with brutal head injuries after the Martens called 911.However, the trial heard from prosecutors that the Martens pair delayed calling emergency services and faked performing CPR on Jason.During the trial, expert witnesses testified as to blood patterns and the manner of the attack but they were unable to determine the number of blows suffered by Jason due to the nature and extent of the crush injures suffered to his skull.Both Molly and Thomas Martens received prison sentences of between 20 and 25 years after a lengthy trial in the summer of 2017 but have since lodged appeals.Molly Martens said she was not the aggressor and her father was protecting her. However, the State attorneys have strongly criticised theses claims .“Together they created this fantasy to deceive the authorities and this jury in a fabricated story participated in by both defendants, acting in concert together to attain the ultimate result that they intended,” the documents state.“The self-defence claim of both defendants fell on unreceptive ears because of the obvious use of excessive force, making that defence unavailable in law as well.”The appeal is due to be heard next year by a panel of three judges.Molly Martens had her jail term extended earlier this year after breaching prison rules and is now due to be released in April 2041. TAGSCourtCrimeNews Print Facebook Vicky calls for right to die with dignity NewsCrime & CourtMolly Martens’ self defence claims are a ‘fantasy’By Staff Reporter – November 21, 2018 2149 Twitter Emailcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Previous articleAppeal for information on Robert Sheehan murderNext articleEverly Brothers show from Brothers Zmed Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

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Request that Limerick be added to Pyrite Resolution Scheme a step…

first_img Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Adare Manor Awarded Michelin StarNext article‘Let’s Think About Consumption’ exhibition marks National Reuse Month Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Advertisement NewsHousingPoliticsRequest that Limerick be added to Pyrite Resolution Scheme a step in the right directionBy Staff Reporter – October 15, 2019 475 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Senator Maria ByrneThe request that Limerick be added to Pyrite Resolution Scheme is a step in the right direction, a Fine Gael Senator has said.Senator Maria Byrne has said that residents in Limerick City & County impacted by pyrite in their homes have received a welcome boost after receiving confirmation from the Pyrite Resolution Board that they will be writing to the Minister Eoghan Murphy, requesting he amend the Pyrite Resolution Scheme to include Limerick City and County Council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The issue was originally brought to the attention of Senator Byrne by residents living in the Meadows in Corbally, where up to 23 homeowners in the estate have been impacted by pyrite.The much-welcomed announcement is as a result of six years of lobbying from a group of affected residents and Senator Maria Byrne, who has expressed her delight with the outcome.Senator Byrne said: “Last year, after many years of lobbying, the Pyrite Resolution Board requested for independent sampling and testing be taken in the Meadows, Corbally, Limerick.“This was welcome news for local homeowners, many who had feared they would have to cover the considerable expense for remediation work due to pyrite.“Pyrite in concrete blocks can have a devastating effect on a person’s home. It is normally a harmless mineral but when mixed with concrete backfill, it can cause walls to split in two.“The most effective remediation solutions suggested involve practically the removal of affected blockwork and the reconstruction of the houses.“There are houses affected by pyrite throughout the county, but people may have been afraid to come forward with many homeowners fearing a drop in their home value,” added Senator Byrne.According to the Pyrite Resolution Board if approval of the proposed amendment is granted by the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Minister will give notice to the board of that decision and direct the board to make amendments to the Pyrite Remediation Scheme.Following this, the Pyrite Resolution Board has the power to the amended scheme and give notice to the Minister, who shall lay the scheme before each House of the Oireachtas.Should this be approved by the Dáil and Seanad, homes in Limerick city and county will be able to avail of funding from the Pyrite Remediation Scheme. Facebook Linkedin Printlast_img read more

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Limerick is “poor relation” to Cork on number of COVID-19 vaccine…

first_imgLimerickNewsLimerick is “poor relation” to Cork on number of COVID-19 vaccine centres, Limerick Councillor claimsBy David Raleigh – February 15, 2021 687 Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Linkedin Email Previous articleWATCH: Andy Farrell and Iain Henderson reflect on French defeatNext articleSeveral Limerick charitable organisations welcome Lifeline Donation from Analog Devices David Raleigh Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Cllr Frankie DalyPhoto: Dolf PatijnTHE Taoiseach and Minister for Health have been asked to respond to criticism from a Limerick councillor who has the Treaty City and County have been ‘left behind” others, including the Taoiseach’s home county, Cork, over the number of COVID-19 vaccination centres to be rolled out.This afternoon Minister for Health, Stepehen Donnelly confirmed locations for 37 vaccination centres, which included one centre for Limerick and five centres for Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Independent Limerick Councillor Frankie Daly, who is also on the board of the Regional Health Forum West, said: “I’m absolutely shocked at the whole thing, Limerick is the poor relation, and the Minister and the Taoaiseach need to be called out on it.”Cllr Daly said the vaccination centre earmarked for Limerick – the Radisson Blu Hotel – is actually located in County Clare, about a mile from the Limerick border, “so Limerick actually technically doesn’t even have any vaccination centre”.“What about the people in West Limerick, East Limerick, it’s a joke. We have the Taoiseach with his home county and its state of the art Pairc Ui Chaoimh, so when the vaccinations do arrive there, they are going to be set up ten times better than Limerick. Even Galway has the Galway races, (Galway Racecourse), and we’ve the Radisson, and lets be honest about it, it is a small hotel with a limited capacity in terms of vaccine pods and you couldn’t compare the Radisson to Pairc Ui Chaoimh.”“I’m calling on the government to relook at Limerick and provide vaccination centres within the city and county, I think it’s really unfair.”Cllr Daly, who is a member of the HSE Regional Health Forum West, added that, another of Cork’s vaccine centres, Mallow GAA Club, “is an absolutely monster development”.“I’d suggest the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick would definitely be one place they could set up a vaccine centre; our gaa clubs, our big churches in Limerick city; and, we have one of the biggest universities in the country at the University of Limerick”, Cllr Daly remarked.“It’s terrible, we are just being left behind, and there’s no clarity over when the centres are going to open, to me its a case of – keep it quiet and let everyone accept it and hope that nobody asks any questions – well I don’t think it’s acceptable”.Informed sources said the University of Limerick had offered its facilities as a vaccination site in early January this year, but it is not included in a list of 37 centres announced by the health minister this morning.A UL spokesman said: “UL President Professor Kerstin Mey has offered the use of UL facilities for vaccination purposes to Professor Brian MacCraith, chair of the COVID-19 vaccine taskforce. UL remains ready to support the HSE vaccination programme in any way it can. The roll-out of the programme and the logistics are a matter for the HSE.”The Department of Health was asked last Tuesday, and again last Saturday, and again this morning, about the offer by UL but it has yet to respond.Limerick Sinn Fein TD, Maurice Quinlivan, also questioned the lack of a vaccination centre within Limerick city, adding he was “deeply concerned” with the location announced by the health minister and that it the decision to locate one at the Radisson “beggars belief”.“One must wonder the extent of local consultation that was sought by the Department of Health in choosing this location.This decision demonstrates a lack of imagination and foresight,” said Deputy Quinlivan.“It is illogical to put the centre in a location that is remote for many city residents. The next cohort of people to be scheduled to avail of the vaccine are our more senior citizens. Many of these citizens are dependent on public transport and the selection of this location will put a burden on them,” he added.The Taoiseach and Minister for Health have been asked for comment. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 11

first_img Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WhatsApp Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Monahans’ Mickey Owens retiring from coachingNext articleNew four-way stop installed on Loop 338, Trunk Street admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 11 By admin – January 11, 2018 Facebookcenter_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 11 Creamy Fruit SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook Crude Oil: 63.80 (+.23)Nymex MTD AVG: 61.8191.Natural Gas: 3.084 (+.178).Gasoline: 1.8370 (+0.0043).Spreads: Feb./March (+.12) March/Apr. (+.22).Plains WTI Posting: 60.25 (+.25). Ashford Hospitality Trust: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Pinterest Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018.last_img read more

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BUILDING PERMITS: Mar. 5 – Mar. 9, 2018

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSContrast Homes Daniel Orozco, 607 Dotsy Ave., $120,000; KVC Johany Herrera, 2217 W. Third St., $120,000; Contrast Homes, 1005 Oak Ave., $120,000; Lynx Homes Lynx Homes, 1203 N. Washington Ave., $140,000; Lynx Homes Lynx Homes, 1201 N. Washington Ave., $140,000.Total: 5 permits, $640,000RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSOscar Rubio, 101 Monticello Drive, $4,000; Luis Jimenez, 3217 Chestnut Ave., $7,600; Andrea De la Cruz, 613 W. 31st St., $10,000; Extreme Exteriors/Robert Simpson, 3925 Richardson Drive, $6,492; Rodolfo Aguilar, 3914 Melody Lane, $9,000; Jose Davila/Paul Ontiveros, 909 Zacatecas Ave., $6,500; Margie Supertgzi, 3513 Rocky Lane, $150,000; Stakk Construction Group LLC/Delek, 3800 E. 52nd St., $30,000; Eric Guerrero, 1408 W. 18th St., $15,000; Carlos Guillen, 309 Graham Ave., $45,000; Blas Campos/Mark Woodruff, 1532 E. 49th St., $8,000; Belinda Porras, 1210 Hickory Ave., $4,745; Planet Construction/Butch Shook, 1425 Westbrook Ave., $19,000; Leonardo Ovalles, 311 Divine Ave., $10,000; Marco A Rivera., 3000 W. 3rd St., $15,000; Delbert Dick, 4313 Winchester Ave.; Gladys Gonzalez/Jose G Hinojos, 4207 Winchester Ave., $837; Four Walls Construction LLC, 2550 W. 8th St., $30,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 1, $45,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 2, $45,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 4, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 5, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 6, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 7, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 17, $32,000; Maria Licon, 5537 Medford Court, $10,000; Brenda Lopez, 521 S. Sam Houston Ave., $100; Jami Buck/Billie Granath, 1823 N. Alleghaney Ave., $100.Total: 28 permits, $631,374NEW COMMERCIALG & G Hospitality LLC, 201 S. JBS Parkway, $4,000,000.Total: 1 permit, $4,000,000COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSStakk Construction Group LLC/Delek, 721 N. County Road West, $30,000; Alex Suriyamont/Anong Corr, 2931 E. Hwy 80, $3,000; West Texas Concrete & Metal Buildings LLC/Humberto Porras, 903 S. County Road West, $376,288; Associated Builders/Grace Fellowship, 3450 “B” Billy Hext Rd., $120,000; RRC Construction/Keane Franc, 8200 E. Interstate 20, $22,000.Total: 2 permits, $551,288CHANGE OF USEIlliana Villela, 1400 E. Seventh St.Total: 1 permitTotal permits: 37Total value: $5,822,662Total permits (2018 year to date): 417Total value (2018 year to date): $77,449,697.42 Pinterest Twitter BUILDING PERMITS: Mar. 5 – Mar. 9, 2018 WhatsApp By admin – March 18, 2018 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Previous articleELAM: U.S. gains lead in oil productionNext articleFood bank chief transforms agency into a ‘shining star’ adminlast_img read more

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BBB: Imposter scams: Who’s really contacting you?

first_img Twitter BBB: Imposter scams: Who’s really contacting you? Local NewsBusiness Facebook Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Facebook Twitter BBB Scam TrackerIt’s easy to pretend to be someone that you’re not on the Internet or over the phone, and it can be difficult to tell who’s real and who’s faking it. Scammers depend on this confusion to trick unwitting consumers in to giving away their money or personal information.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sent out an alert saying scam artists were calling people claiming to be the FTC and asking for remote access to their computers. The con revolved around the FTC’s Advanced Tech Support refund program, which is mailing checks to those who were victims of a previous scam. The agency says it will never call someone and ask for remote access to their computer.This scheme is known as an imposter scam. According to the 2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report, “impersonation” is a very common tactic used by scammers. It’s where the scammer pretends to be a legitimate business that is well known and trusted by the consumer.Here are some of the most common legitimate organizations that were used for impersonation in 2017, according to BBB’s Risk Report:Internal Revenue Service: The IRS was the No. 1 most impersonated organization of 2017. Although the number of tax collection scams reported to BBB Scam Tracker decreased more than 60 percent from 2016 to 2017, they were still the third most reported scam in 2017 with more than 3,000 reports.U.S. Government: The U.S. Government in general was the No. 2 most impersonated organization. Scammers often claim you’re eligible for a free government grant and just need to pay upfront taxes to claim it. They may also pretend to be connected to Medicare and ask for personal information.Better Business Bureau: That’s right, BBB was the No. 3 most impersonated organization. Many of these scams target small businesses. Scammers call to collect unpaid “dues” or email dangerous links or attachments that they claim are related to “complaints”.Computer companies: Tech support scammers will buy sponsored links on search engine results pages, cold call and email consumers, and cause alerts to pop-up on computer screens. The end-game is the same: the scammer claims that they can help you with a serious computer problem for a price. You’ll be asked to pay money and provide remote access to your computer.As you can see, many of these scams revolve around you paying an upfront fee. BBB offers these tips if you are ever contacted by an imposter.Don’t wire money. If a caller specifically asks you to pay by prepaid debit card or wire transfer, this is a huge warning sign.Resist pressure to pay immediately. Scammers will press for immediate payment and may try to intimidate you into giving them your personal and banking information.Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you know it is the representative of a computer support team you contacted.Call customer service. If you feel pressured for immediate action by a caller, hang up the phone and call customer service. This will ensure you are speaking to a real representative.For the full list of the top impersonated companies, go to bbb.org/riskreport and be sure to report all scams to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.Heather Massey is the Senior Regional Director for the Permian Basin office of Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas. Heather is available for media interviews and speaking engagements. You can reach her by phone: (432) 741-2592 or email: [email protected]center_img Pinterest Previous articleHome Hospice’s butterfly release honors loved onesNext articlePERRYMAN: The fine line of low unemployment admin WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 29, 2018 last_img read more

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Cinco de Mayo 5K

first_imgLocal News By admin – May 4, 2018 WhatsApp Cinco de Mayo 5K Run Sign-upMidland Athletic Company has scheduled a Cinco de Mayo 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday at Neme’s Cocina Fresca, 4401 N. Big Spring St., Midland.Check-in starts at 8 a.m.The course will be a loop of 3.1 miles on commercial roads into Claydesta.After the race, there will be a burrito buffet and beverages for runners at Neme’s, along with raffles for Midland Athletic Co. merchandise.The event will benefit 3:11 Ministries. All donations received by runners will be matched dollar for dollar by Midland Athletic Co.Registration fee is $40. Pinterest Cinco de Mayo 5K Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleWalk MSNext articleCinco de Mayo Parade adminlast_img read more

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Regé-Jean Page Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Regé-Jean Page Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award Facebook Regé-Jean Page receives an IMDb STARmeter Award in the “Breakout” category.center_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleReport: Legal Cannabis Industry Now Supports 321,000 Full-Time American Jobs, Doubling in Size Since 2018Next articleBasware Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Procure-to-Pay Assessment Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

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Tyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson

first_img Facebook Previous articleSome dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study showsNext articleOAT021721_Elegante_02.jpg Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pallbearers carry the casket of pioneering Black actor Cicely Tyson from Harlem’s famed Abyssinian Baptist Church to a hearse on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Tyson died Jan. 28. The New York-born actor was 96. Her performance as a sharecropper’s wife in the 1972 movie “Sounder” cemented her stardom and earned her an Oscar nomination. WhatsApp Pinterest Tyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson Local NewsUS Newscenter_img Twitter TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 last_img read more

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TuneIn Expands Leadership Team – Appoints Paul Brody to Chief Technology Officer, Rob Deichert…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness TAGS  Twitter Facebook TuneIn Expands Leadership Team Twitter WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img TuneIn Expands Leadership Team – Appoints Paul Brody to Chief Technology Officer, Rob Deichert to Chief Revenue Officer and Joe King to Chief Product Officer – Elevates Yasmin Coffey to Chief Legal Officer Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more

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Levi Strauss Announces Closing of $500 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) today announced it has closed its previously announced offering of $500 million of its 3.5% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2031. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to redeem $800 million aggregate principal amount of the $1 billion aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.00% senior notes due 2025 on March 4, 2020 and to pay fees and expenses related to the offering. “We’re pleased with the execution of this offering, which will further strengthen our financial position by decreasing interest expense and improving our leverage ratio,” said Harmit Singh, chief financial officer of Levi Strauss & Co. “Our continued focus on financial discipline, while investing in our brands, our direct-to-consumer channels and accelerating both the digitization and automation of our business will help us become an even stronger company going forward.” The notes were offered in a private placement pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). About Levi Strauss & Co. Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. TM, and Denizen ® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 3,100 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported 2020 net revenues were $4,453 million. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our notes offering and use of proceeds. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. We use words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “will,” “so we can,” “when,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of our senior management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider the information contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2020, especially in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this news release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this news release. We are not under any obligation and do not intend to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect circumstances existing after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of future events even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005429/en/ CONTACT: Investor Contact: Aida Orphan Levi Strauss & Co. (415) 501-6194 [email protected] Contact: Kelly Mason Levi Strauss & Co. (415) 501-7777 [email protected]  KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FASHION RETAIL SOURCE: Levi Strauss & Co. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 12:09 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 12:09 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005429/en Facebook Pinterest Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Levi Strauss Announces Closing of $500 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 TAGS  last_img read more

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International Pancake Day

first_img Previous article032117_OHS Permian_06Next article032417_engineering building ground breaking_09 Digital AIM Web Support International Pancake Day WhatsApp Twitter Server Harley Davidson holds a short stack of pancakes that are being served free from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on International Pancake Day at IHOP. Donations  benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. IHOPs nationally hope to raise more than #3.5 million for charities on pancake day. Pinterest WhatsApp Local Newscenter_img Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 last_img read more

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HUBUC arbeitet zusammen mit IDEMIA an der Entwicklung einer dynamischen CVV MOTION CODE™-Karte zur…

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook TAGS  Pinterest COURBEVOIE, Frankreich–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– HUBUC, Anbieter von integrierten Finanzdienstleistungen, gibt den Start von Zahlungskarten mit der dynamischen CVV-Technologie MOTION CODE™ von IDEMIA, dem Weltmarktführer für Augmented Identity, für das Online-Shopping in ganz Europa bekannt. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005660/de/ (Photo: Business Wire) HUBUC ist ein innovativer Anbieter von integrierten Finanzdienstleistungen, der eine Reihe von Zahlungsfunktionen – einschließlich Kartenausgabe – von einer einzigen Plattform aus unter Einbeziehung des MOTION CODE™-Servers von IDEMIA zur Verfügung stellt. Im Rahmen des Gemeinschaftsprojekts kann HUBUC seinen Kunden hochsichere Zahlungskarten anbieten, die auf der Technologie MOTION CODE™ von IDEMIA basieren. Dabei wird der herkömmliche statische dreistellige CVV-Code, der auf der Rückseite der Karte aufgedruckt ist, durch einen Minibildschirm ersetzt, auf dem ein dynamischer und regelmäßig aktualisierter Code (CVV2) angezeigt wird. Nach den neuesten Zahlen der Europäischen Zentralbank beliefen sich die Verluste durch Betrug im Fernabsatzgeschäft ohne Kartenvorlage (Card-not-present-Betrugsfälle) in Europa allein im Jahr 2018 auf 1,4 Mrd. €.* Die dynamische IDEMIA-Technologie macht gestohlene Daten für Betrüger wertlos, da sich der Sicherheitscode häufig ändert. Amanda Gourbault, Executive VP Financial Institutions von IDEMIA,sagte: “Wir freuen uns sehr über die Zusammenarbeit mit HUBUC, um MOTION CODE™-Karten und Validierungsdienste für mehr Online-Händler weltweit verfügbar zu machen. Bei IDEMIA setzen wir ständig neue Maßstäbe für Innovationen und sorgen zugleich für eine noch komfortablere Zahlungsabwicklung, ohne Kompromisse bei der Sicherheit einzugehen. Durch unsere Allianz werden mehr Anwender und Endkunden von unserer MOTION CODE™-Technologie profitieren.” HUBUC-Mitgründer Ignacio Javierre sagte: “Wir sind ständig auf der Suche nach den neuesten Technologien für unsere Produkte und Dienstleistungen, um unser Angebot und das Nutzungserlebnis für unsere Kunden zu verbessern. Aber genauso wichtig ist es uns, dass wir sichere Lösungen anbieten können, die Menschen vor Betrug schützen, und die Partnerschaft mit IDEMIA wird uns helfen, dies auf breiter Front zu erreichen. IDEMIA ist ein führender Innovator im Bankensektor, und durch die Bündelung unserer Kräfte können wir unseren Kunden ein noch besseres Dienstleistungsspektrum bieten. Dies wiederum wird den Anwendern helfen, zusätzliche Einnahmequellen zu erschließen und die Kundentreue zu stärken.” HUBUC ist ein Anbieter von integrierten Finanzdienstleistungen, der Kunden mit seinem “Plug-and-Play”-Marktplatz verbindet, auf dem sie schnell und einfach Zugriff auf eine ganze Palette von Finanzdienstleistungen haben, die es ihnen ermöglichen, Geld zu empfangen und zu verwahren und Zahlungen zu tätigen, unter anderem über Bankkonten, Karten und Open-Banking-Funktionen. Das Unternehmen wurde als Reaktion auf die wachsende Nachfrage der Geschäftswelt nach neuen Finanzdienstleistungen wie Zahlungslösungen und White-Label-Karten gegründet, denn es wird geschätzt, dass die Anwenderorganisationen ihren Umsatz durch die Einbindung von Finanzlösungen um das Zwei- bis Fünffache steigern können.** – ENDE – Hinweise für den Herausgeber * https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/cardfraud/html/ecb.cardfraudreport202008~521edb602b.en.html#toc1, August 2020 **11:FS, Better banking business models – embedded finance and the path to growth, Oktober 2020 Über HUBUC HUBUC ist ein Anbieter von integrierten Finanzdienstleistungen, der es Unternehmen ermöglicht, über eine einzige Plattform auf alle Dienstleistungen zuzugreifen und innerhalb weniger Wochen in Betrieb zu gehen. HUBUC bietet seinen Anwendern die Möglichkeit, die Finanzdienstleistungen einzubinden, die sie für die Expansion ihrer Geschäftstätigkeit benötigen. Dazu gehören die Ausgabe von Karten, die Eröffnung von Bankkonten in fünf Minuten und KYC-Prozesse (Know-Your-Customer-Prozesse) in 54 Ländern, die Ausgabe von IBANs/VANs, Geldtransfers, Devisenhandelsdienste, dynamische Ausgabenkontrollen und Echtzeit-Benachrichtigungen. HUBUC kümmert sich auch um die vollständige Einhaltung gesetzlicher Vorschriften sowie um komplexe Onboarding-Aufgaben im Auftrag seiner Geschäftspartner. Das Unternehmen kann Kunden binnen weniger Tage in das System aufnehmen – was den zusätzlichen Zeit- und Kostenaufwand erheblich reduziert und es ihnen ermöglicht, Zahlungsfunktionen schneller auf den Markt zu bringen. HUBUC arbeitet bei der Ausgabe von physischen Karten an seine Geschäftskunden mit dem Kartenaussteller Transact Payments Limited (TPL) zusammen. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf Anfrage von [email protected] Über IDEMIA IDEMIA, der weltweit führende Anbieter im Bereich „Augmented Identity‟, stellt eine vertrauenswürdige Umgebung bereit, in der Bürger und Verbraucher gleichermaßen in der Lage sind, ihre täglichen Aktivitäten (wie z. B. Bezahlen, Vernetzen und Reisen) sowohl in der physischen als auch in der digitalisierten Welt auszuführen. Die Sicherung unserer Identität ist in der Welt, in der wir heute leben, von allergrößter Bedeutung. Mit unserem entschiedenen Eintreten für „Augmented Identity‟, eine Identität, die für Privatsphäre und Vertrauen sorgt und sichere, authentifizierte und verifizierbare Transaktionen gewährleistet, definieren wir die Art und Weise neu, wie wir eines der wichtigsten Güter – unsere Identität – für Personen oder Objekte begreifen, herstellen, nutzen und schützen, und zwar immer und überall dort, wo es um Sicherheit geht. Wir stellen „Augmented Identity‟ für internationale Kunden aus den Sektoren Finanzen, Telekommunikation, Identitätsdienste, öffentliche Sicherheit und IoT bereit. Mit nahezu 15.000 Mitarbeitern weltweit bedient IDEMIA Kunden in 180 Ländern. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf www.idemia.com / Folgen Sie @IDEMIAGroup auf Twitter Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005660/de/ CONTACT: Pressekontakt IDEMIA Hanna Sebbah [email protected] +33 (0) 6 63 73 30 30 KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FRANCE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SOURCE: IDEMIA Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Continued Economic Growth Vital for Still-Challenged Markets

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 15, 2015 1,144 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Potestivo & Associates Expands with New Office Next: TRID: Putting the Spotlight on Vendor Management About Author: Brian Honea Share Save Tagged with: Foreclosure Alternatives foreclosure sales HOPE NOW Non-foreclosure solutions Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Alternatives foreclosure sales HOPE NOW Non-foreclosure solutions 2015-12-15 Brian Honea Continued Economic Growth Vital for Still-Challenged Markets Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Foreclosures and solutions have been on the steady decline for years, which means many housing markets are improving—and the key is sustaining that growth, according to a report released by HOPE NOW on Tuesday.In October 2015, the industry offered approximately 30,000 permanent loan modifications, compared with 39,000 the previous October (a 23 percent decline). Short sales dropped off by 37 percent in October year-over-year, from 10,400 to 6,600. Also declining substantially from October 2014 to October 2015 were deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure (2,300 down to 1,500, a 35 percent drop), foreclosure starts (65,000 down to 57,000, a 13 percent drop), foreclosure sales (39,000 down to 26,000, a 33 percent drop), and serious delinquencies (1.91 million down to 1.67 million, a 13 percent drop), according to HOPE NOW.“Our data has always been about finding significant trends so that our member and partners are best equipped to offer the right solution to the right borrower,” HOPE NOW Executive Director Eric Selk said. “Sustainability is the key as the housing market continues to improve across the nation.”The total number of non-foreclosure solutions in October 2015, including permanent loan modifications, short sales, deeds-in-lieu, and other workout plans, totaled 109,000, which still outpaced foreclosure sales during the month (26,000) by a ratio of approximately 4 to 1.“We are pleased to see that total solutions are still significantly outpacing foreclosure sales on a consistent basis,” Selk said. “We are close to pre-crisis levels and that is good news. By reviewing the data from a year ago, we are also happy to see double digit decreases in foreclosure numbers and delinquency volume.”To the end of achieving sustainability in housing markets, HOPE NOW—a voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers and non-profit counselors—has hosted a series of loss mitigation events in the areas hit hardest by the crisis to connect struggling borrowers face-to-face with mortgage servicers, housing counseling agencies, and local non-profit agencies and civic organizations. Year-to-date, 2,300 borrowers have received assistance at nine events; in the last event, which took place in New York City and included Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the government’s Making Home Affordable program, 375 borrowers received assistance.“As I have stressed each month, the focus of our industry members is largely on markets experiencing a slower recovery,” Selk said. “Additionally, as loss mitigation efforts slow down—which is a good thing—HOPE NOW is looking at improving communities in this post-recession environment. We have taken a large role in neighborhood stabilization initiatives, abandoned property issues and holistic community revitalization. Our borrower outreach efforts have been complemented by high level roundtables with elected officials and community leaders.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Continued Economic Growth Vital for Still-Challenged Markets Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Mulvaney: ‘The Bureau Is Not Designed to be Accountable’

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 11, 2018 4,069 Views About Author: Radhika Ojha Tagged with: Accountability CFPB consumers Financial Services Committee Mick Mulvaney Rights Senate Previous: Fitch Examines Top Servicers Next: Pinpointing the Hottest Housing Markets Accountability CFPB consumers Financial Services Committee Mick Mulvaney Rights Senate 2018-04-11 Radhika Ojha Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mick Mulvaney, the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appeared before the House Committee on Financial Services to testify on the 2018 Semi-Annual Report of the CFPB that was released last week. This is the first of the two hearings where Mulvaney will testify, with the second hearing to be held before the Senate on Thursday.In his opening remarks, Mulvaney noted that, while the statute required him to be there, it didn’t say a word about answering questions or testifying. “I think that’s wrong and I’m using it as one of the examples of how this statute is written,” Mulvaney said. “The bureau is not designed to be accountable and my work there is aimed towards one end goal: to make the bureau more accountable.”Mulvaney said that he was there to answer questions from the committee and was of the opinion that both sides of the political spectrum would be served by fixing the statute on CFPB’s rules and bringing more transparency to the way the bureau worked.A former congressman himself, Mulvaney, who also serves as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, was asked questions ranging from the extent that the bureau protected consumers’ rights to a competitive and transparent market, to rumors about running for Speaker of the House next year.“My job is to make sure the bureau is acting consistently with our statutory responsibilities, to improve our daily operations and our interactions with consumers and industry, and to ensure we are accountable to the American people,” Mulvaney said.In his written testimony, Mulvaney laid out the new strategic priorities for the bureau, which included recognizing free markets and consumer choice and taking a prudent, consistent, and humble approach to enforcing the law. “This reflects my understanding that consumers and creditors alike gain from mutual exchange, provided that promises are kept, terms are clearly disclosed, and property rights are protected,” he said.On a question from the committee on the bureau’s budget, Mulvaney answered that, while the bureau had asked for $0 for the second quarter, they had requested the Federal Reserve for $98.5 million for the bureau’s expenses in the third quarter.Answering a question on the new approach that the bureau planned to take to fulfill its strategic priorities, Mulvaney said, “The bureau is going about its work in several new ways. First, to execute the new mission, the bureau will continue to seek the counsel of others and make decisions only after weighing relevant available evidence and a full range of perspectives.  Second, the bureau will protect the legal rights of all, equally. And third, we will do what is right with confidence, acting with humility and moderation.” This hearing was perhaps a precursor to the issues that are likely to come up during his testimony to the Senate, such as CFPB’s long-term structure and Mulvaney’s approach to enforcement actions in what is being deemed to be a face-off between him and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mulvaney: ‘The Bureau Is Not Designed to be Accountable’ The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mulvaney: ‘The Bureau Is Not Designed to be Accountable’ Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

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Driving Progress in Housing and Mortgage

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Awards default Five Star HOUSING Keystone mortgage Servicing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Rising Business Leader Keystone Award that was presented at the recently concluded Five Star Conference recognized individuals, who while still early in their careers have demonstrated an outstanding capability to lead and drive progress. Courtney Thompson, Director, Default Oversight and Operations at Flagstar Bank received this award. The finalists included Jennifer Bross, AVP, Client Relations, ServiceLink; Jennifer Carroll Senior Foreclosure Specialist, Fay Servicing; Cara Hardy VP, Loss Mitigation and Bankruptcy, Statebridge Company; and Elizabeth Kameen Project Manager, Fannie Mae.Joining Flagstar in 2015, was a turning point in her life and was “the best gift that I never asked for,” Thompson said while accepting the award. “Thank you for this honor and I look forward to working with many of you in the future.”As Director of Flagstar Bank’s default servicing operations team, Thompson is responsible for consumer default assets, including default call center and the design and operation of the bank’s component default servicing oversight model that includes the management of specialty servicing vendor partners who perform the front line servicing for each of these functional areas of default, as well as Flagstar’s cross-functional oversight team.Watch this video to see the accomplishments of Thompson and her fellow-finalists.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Driving Progress in Housing and Mortgage October 2, 2018 1,435 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Awards default Five Star HOUSING Keystone mortgage Servicing 2018-10-02 Radhika Ojha About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: Measuring Delinquency and Foreclosure Recovery Next: Old Republic Acquires iMarc, Inc. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Driving Progress in Housing and Mortgage Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

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The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion

first_imgHome / Featured / The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion Tagged with: Eric Marshack Expansion Jason Cotton Oregon Renee M. Parker The Mortgage Law Firm Washington Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Eric Marshack Expansion Jason Cotton Oregon Renee M. Parker The Mortgage Law Firm Washington 2018-12-06 Donna Joseph Related Articles Previous: Where Are Americans Moving? Next: What Kraninger Brings to the Table  Print This Post Share Save The Mortgage Law Firm has announced its expansion into Oregon and Washington, adding to the firm’s existing footprint of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Oklahoma.Jason Cotton, Owner of The Mortgage Law Firm, said, “We opened these offices, first and foremost, to meet the current needs of our clients. But, the expansion is also a natural progression for our attorneys who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. It is important to The Mortgage Law Firm that we have meaningful roots in the states we represent and these states were a perfect fit.”Renee M. Parker joined The Mortgage Law Firm in 2017. She is currently the Managing Attorney for the firm’s Washington office. Ms. Parker has over 13 years of experience handling foreclosure matters, complex bankruptcy and civil matters, title insurance issues, and mortgage banking litigation.Parker was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2005, California State Bar in 2008, the United States District Court of Colorado in 2010. She was also admitted to The Supreme Court of the United States in 2011 (as well as all its District State Courts), United States Courts for the 9th Circuit in 2011, the Oregon State Bar in 2014, and the Arizona State Bar in 2018. During law school, Parker worked as a Research Assistant to Cynthia Starnes in updating the Article 9 section for Thomson-West’s Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated Uniform Commercial Code Forms, 3rd Edition to reflect the massive revisions of 2001.Eric Marshack is the Managing Attorney for The Mortgage Law Firm’s Oregon Office. Marshack has over 10 years of experience specializing in lender related bankruptcy matters, foreclosure cases, trustee defense, title issues, and related litigation in state and federal courts throughout Oregon and Washington. He graduated from the University Of Oregon School of Law in 2004. During school, he was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy. Mr. Marshack has spent his entire legal career in the fields of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, and related litigation. He is admitted to practice in the states of Oregon and Washington, including all Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts.The Mortgage Law Firm provides comprehensive legal services in the mortgage default industry, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, loss mitigation, litigation, REO, title curative, eviction, replevin, and deeds-in-lieu. With the recent expansion, the firm currently has offices located in Temecula, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Phoenix, Arizona; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Portland, Oregon; and Spokane, Washington. December 6, 2018 1,477 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, News, Servicing Subscribelast_img read more

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Protecting Homeowners from Harassment

first_img Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Protecting Homeowners from Harassment Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post April 1, 2019 1,277 Views Diversity Fair Housing Homeowners HUD 2019-04-01 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Share Save Tagged with: Diversity Fair Housing Homeowners HUD On Monday, at the start of Celebrate Diversity month and Fair Housing Month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new campaign and training initiative aimed at protecting people from harassment.“Complaints we receive and cases we see tell us that there are some housing providers who unfortunately prey on vulnerable men and women,” said Anna María Farías, HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “No one should have to tolerate harassment or unwanted sexual advances in order to keep a roof over their head, and HUD will continue to take appropriate action when discrimination of this type occurs.”During the Department’s Fair Housing Month opening program, HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity will introduce the program, titled “The Call HUD: Because Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal” campaign. According to HUD, the aim of the campaign will be to increase the Department’s efforts to educate the public about what behaviors constitute sexual harassment and what to do and who to contact if they experience it where they live. In a statement, HUD says that the campaign is designed to “help protect people from harassment by landlords, property managers, and maintenance workers in HUD-assisted housing.”“April is Fair Housing Month, a time when we celebrate the Fair Housing Act and recommit ourselves to ensuring every American has access to housing that is free from discrimination,” said HUD in a statement. “The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status. This year, HUD is especially focused on protecting the right of individuals to feel safe and secure in their homes, free from sexual harassment or unwanted sexual advances.”Want to learn more about diversity in your business? Register for the 2019 Five Star Diversity Symposium, May 8, 2019 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Featuring powerful presentations and collaborative roundtable discussions, the 2019 Five Star Diversity Symposium will serve as a platform for industry leaders to advance the diversity dialogue and promote truly inclusive business practices to the benefit of individuals, their organizations, and the industry. Register online here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Protecting Homeowners from Harassment Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Charting a Course for High Debt-to-Income Borrowers Next: Real Estate Taxes by City in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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