first_img Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports NewsProfileNovak DjokovicSportNewsSportstarsTennis WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoHowever, with the COVID-19 pandemic still peaking in some regions of the world, Djokovic is concerned that many players will not be able to travel even if they wanted to.“Hopefully every single player who is participating, chosen by ranking and who deserves their place at the U.S. Open, will have an equal opportunity to travel there and compete as everybody else,” Djokovic told Eurosport’s Tennis Legends podcast.“This is very important because this is the foundation of the ATP and the foundation of international tennis.”Several leading players have voiced their concerns about the U.S. Open taking place, especially as the U.S. has the most deaths from COVID-19 in the world.Defending champion Rafael Nadal said he would be unlikely to travel there in the current circumstances while women’s world number two Simona Halep has also indicated she will not go.Earlier this month Djokovic said competing in New York would be impossible because of the “extreme” COVID-19 protocols in place for the tournament at Flushing Meadows.However, the Serb says he is very glad it is going ahead and that the ATP Tour would resume in August after being suspended since March because of the pandemic.“I’m extremely happy and excited to see that all the tournaments, especially Grand Slams, are organising their events,” the 33-year-old 17-time Grand Slam champion said.“I think that a lot of people were sceptical, especially for the U.S. events considering what the U.S. went through as a country during this pandemic. So a lot of people, including myself, were quite sceptical on whether it would happen or not.“Let’s hope that in the next two months some of those restrictions will loosen up a bit and that we will have a great, great tournament.” Cricket Latest Sports News TAGSNovak DjokovicUS Open Grand SlamsUS Open Live StreamingUS Open ScheduleUS Open TennisUS Open Tennis – Novak Djokovic SHARE Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title US Open Tennis: U turn by Novak Djokovic says ‘excited to play at US Open’ Sport News WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Facebook Twitter World number one Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the U.S. Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete.The Unites States Tennis Association (USTA) announced this week that the U.S. Open would go ahead at the end of August without fans and with strict health protocols in place. Football Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion ATP Tour Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title ATP Tour Previous articleEuropean Cricket Series T10 Stockholm 2020 LIVE: KCC vs SIG Dream11 Team Prediction, Winning Prediction, ECS T10 Watch LIVE ECS T10 Stockholm 2020 LIVE Prediction, Who will win today match: Watch LIVENext articleFootball Business: English Football Association facing a loss of $376m Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Sport News Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 19, 2020 PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to knowlast_img read more

first_imgGoldLink Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about GoldLink Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GoldLink Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GoldLink Insurance Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileGoldlink Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company offering insurance products and services to the corporate and individual sectors in Nigeria. The company is licensed to underwrite both life and general classes which encompasses, among others, fire and special perils, motor insurance, life and pension, oil and gas, marine, aviation and travel insurance. Its product portfolio covers oil and gas constructions and operational activities; insurance of cargo, hull and marine machinery; liability insurance; aviation insurance as well as wide range of general insurance and life insurance products. Goldlink Insurance Plc also offers engineering insurance products for machinery consequential loss, erection all risks, contractors all risk, plants all risk, machinery breakdown, boiler and pressure vessel, computer all risk, electronic equipment, bonds, indemnity of share certificate, counter indemnity and professional indemnity insurance. The company was founded in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Goldlink Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Sudan & South Sudan Featured Events [Episcopal News Service] Hundreds of South Sudanese Episcopalians united in prayers for peace at a two-day gathering held last week in Kenya’s Rift Valley.The group, many of them refugees of the decades-long civil war in Sudan or more recently displaced by a politically fueled conflict in the south, was led in prayer and fasting by Sudanese bishops Nathaniel Garang Anyieth of Bor, Joseph Maker Atot of Pacong and Abraham Yel Nhial of Aweil.Garang urged South Sudanese “to pray for the nation and unite as one people,” adding that “it is only through prayer to God that the land can be healed,” according to the Christian Times. Yel challenged the prayer gathering not to accept political divisions and called on the international community and neighboring countries to continue praying and supporting South Sudan.Such prayer has been a central force in Sudan’s quest for peace.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was joined last month by heads of the North American Lutheran and Anglican churches in calling the church to prayer for South Sudan.“Prayer at the very least changes our own hearts,” Jefferts Schori said during an interview with ENS. “It joins us to people who are in the midst of radical suffering; it’s a reminder that we are all connected, that we are all children of the same God.”During the past five months, South Sudan has faced its greatest challenge since becoming the world’s newest nation in July 2011, when it seceded from the north in a referendum on independence following almost half a century of civil war.A separate conflict erupted last December after South Sudan President Salva Kiir accused his sacked former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup. Despite a May 9 peace deal between the two leaders, fighting has continued, but hope is resting on a fresh round of talks expected to begin soon in Kenya.Bishop Anthony Poggo of the Diocese of Kajo Keji, in Central Equatoria, told Episcopal News Service that despite a great deal of disappointment among South Sudanese concerning the recent violence, “we continue to walk together with those who are directly affected and we continue to share in prayer.”Poggo was speaking by telephone from the Church of England’s Diocese of Salisbury, which has been in partnership with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan for more than 40 years.It was the first time Poggo had left South Sudan since the fighting began in December. He had been attending the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, a group of African and North American bishops who’ve committed to reconciliation in the Anglican Communion and to walking together as a family despite deep cultural and theological differences.“We as South Sudanese people have gone through much in the past and many of us pray a lot for God’s intervention and we continue to have the same hope we have always had,” said Poggo. “We strongly believe that this crisis will come to an end which is why we continue to be involved at various levels. Reconciliation is the key message of the church and we do that as part of our prayerful ministry to our people.”Poggo said he has faith that the anticipated peace talks in Kenya will be successful in bringing an end to the conflict because “the leaders have agreed that others need to be involved. It’s not only our politicians who are involved. It includes other stakeholders.”No region in South Sudan has escaped the impact of the recent conflict, which has left 1.5 million people displaced and 5 million in need of urgent humanitarian aid.Poggo’s Diocese of Kajo Keji has provided shelter to thousands of internally displaced people.“We have intervened, with the help of our partners, to offer support for emergency needs and basic medical needs and offering shelter,” he said.“We trust in God, we believe that God is the same God that we prayed to during the 50 years of civil war who answered our prayer. We have to put our trust in God. I believe that everything happens in accordance to his purpose.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, during a recent interview with Episcopal News Service, said, “As we pray, our hearts and minds are shaped by the wisdom and power of the spirit of God, and as we pray we engage with God in the struggle against human evil.“We must be battering at the gates of heaven in prayer” for South Sudan, he added. “Remorseless, unceasing prayer.”For further information about the crisis in South Sudan and resources for prayer, study and action, visit:— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing South Sudanese Episcopalians unceasing in prayers for peace New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Africa, By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 2, 2014 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_img Portugal Manufacturers: SONOSSave this picture!© Kees HagemanText description provided by the architects. There was a time when Silves was the capital of great Andalusia, conquered by the Moors and ruled for centuries, traces of Islamic architecture can still be found in the city once named Xelb, Gharb Al-Anadalus. The name given Casa Xonar has the meaning to rest, sleep and dream, it offers a perfect retreat in the centre of the old city of Silves. With echoes of this past, Xonar reflects its historical surroundings in the sharpest way, from its Islamic exterior of white washed design to its rooftop terraces and hidden rooms, the concept of private lifestyle runs throughout. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanDesigned by architects from Studio Arte, Casa Xonar is a house that unfolds as we move from space to space. The light box lounge is stunning in its combination of the vintage and the modern. Portuguese design pieces and selected art works take us on a journey to a modern day Casablanca. The lounge bedroom delivers simple comfort with its luxurious bed and pixel art. Opening on to the mini courtyard its water cascade mixes with neighborhood sounds to refresh and relax on a warm evening. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanThen upstairs to the boudoir-bedroom and another space to explore, this one takes us back to a romantic era, here our story continues through the looking glass and the film library with a selection of indie films to enjoy and educate. From here we can explore two terraces; one private, shaded and enclosed with the familiar Arabic designs that cast such fantastic shadows, the other is the outdoor lounge. With the interior design by Janneke Haane of Lusco Fusco Concepts, the selected furniture at Xonar is fabulous; we find comfort and dynamic design present in every division. Our design labyrinth continues on this floor as we discover the master bathroom with rain showers and 1940’s inspired artwork. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanUp toward the sun and the stars, the second floor terrace is well equipped with luxurieus sun loungers and an outdoor kitchen, with stunning views overlooking the town and surrounding countryside it’s a must to enjoy a sunset from here. Even higher you can climb up to the star lounge `O patio das estrelas`. It is located at the far top of the house and is used on hot summer nights for outdoor sleeping and star gazing. Most important, it has a superb 360º view overlooking Silves and beyond…. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanContinuing in this fairytale theme, Casa Xonar comes with a personal host for its guests; a hospitality service with an insight into the local community, restaurants, events and activities in the area. Discover things to enjoy in Silves just a few minutes walk from your accommodation or further afield such as the best beaches and surf spots on the West Coast. A private catering service is also offered; our chef will pamper you with fresh flavors and Iberian specialties. Some tech comforts for guests at Xonar includes; HD TVs, Ipad, Sonos Playbar and full Internet access. Unleash all the music on earth. Even your host is equipped with the magic WhatsApp for all your personal wishes and requirements, so you can stay tuned in at your secret hideaway. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessResearch & Design Center Proposal / Latitude StudioUnbuilt ProjectVideo: Pin-Up MagazineVideos Share CopyAbout this officeStudio ArteOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSilvesPortugalPublished on June 01, 2013Cite: “Casa Xonar / Studio Arte” 01 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave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 Architects: Studio Arte Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Kees Hageman+ 35 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Silves, Portugal ArchDaily Photographs:  Kees Hageman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  160 m² Photographs Projects Casa Xonar / Studio Arte ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Casa Xonar / Studio ArteSave this projectSaveCasa Xonar / Studio Arte “COPY”last_img read more

first_imgCopyAbout this officeRubio ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAsia DistrictPeruPublished on September 30, 2015Cite: “MB House / Rubio Arquitectos” 30 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave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 Projects photographs:  Juan Solano OjasiStructures:Jorge BautistaInst Health:Sergio SánchezInst Power:Diego León de PeraltaConstructura:Américo ChávezCity:Asia DistrictCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterFrom the Architect. The design of the house is generated based on the concept of attracting the outside inward. Which is based on the benefits of landscape, the land is situated in front large gardens and a lagoon of great proportions constructed in the manner of celestial strip between the condo and the sea.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiUnder this premise, the house is volumetrically conceived as a parallelepiped, carved to take advantage spatially which gives the outside, understood as visual and natural lighting.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe organization and program contemplated a first level of public and social where incomes are organized character, living room, dining room and service environments. The second level houses the bedrooms and living room facing the double height spatially integrating both levels and large outdoor lagoon.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiAll areas of the second level are articulated through a ventilated and lit corridor in a natural way, on the first floor next to a linear water mirror that accompanies the user from admission until communicate with the outside terrace. Finally, there is a third level where you find the main terrace with public-social vocation, pool centered enhancing the view over the landscape, which is visible from the living room on the second floor, forming part of the double-height space.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe facade is treated with integrity and constituted from enclosures that filter the absorption and the exterior light, also understood as visual record, with large windows, resulting in social spaces.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiOn the side facade predominates a suspended wall longitudinally crosses the ground, blocking the direct view of the neighboring house, contrasting solely with the water mirror of floor, previous the outer green.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiMateriality and spatiality relate looking compose harmoniously the outside to the inside.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiPeru seismic conditions are the main advantage for using structural materials rationally and innovatively adapting itself the concept formulated.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiIn that sense, the use of light reflective materials is also emphasized, so that the outside it is reflected inside the house.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiConsequently, the result is an integrated building, conceptual and responsibly with their environment; appropriate for the place, livable outside and inside.Project gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid Designs Office Tower with World’s Tallest AtriumArchitecture NewsHerzog & de Meuron Designs New Vancouver Art GalleryUnbuilt Project Share Houses MB House / Rubio ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMB House / Rubio Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily MB House / Rubio Arquitectos “COPY”center_img Peru Architects: Rubio Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Juan Solano Ojasi+ 29 Share CopyHouses•Asia District, Peru Area:  300 m² Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy Research / statistics  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lawbreakers in Ireland gave €2 million to charities last year, according to a report in the Irish Times.Courts in Ireland can direct people who have been convicted of breaking the law to make a donation to charity or the ‘poor box’ as it is known. The direction to give money to the poor box is usually an alternative to a custodial sentence or part of an arrangement to reduce the length of a non-custodial sentence.In some cases, charity contributions have even led to a conviction being ‘struck out.’ For the most part, however, the cases where the poor box option is given are in the minor category.The €2 million in 2013 was divided between 700 charities. Kerry District Court tops the list where offenders paid over €500,000 to charity, most of which went to overseas charities. Two international charities which help blind people – Sightsavers International and Christian Blind Mission – each received €60,000 and topped the list.Judges make the decision to invoke the poor box and often the money is distributed following requests for support from charities. The Irish Times research found that most of the money went to local charities.In the past the poor box system has been criticised for allowing offenders to ‘buy’ their way out of gaol or reduce their sentence. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 January 2014 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Offenders donated €2 million to charity in Ireland  145 total views,  1 views today Photo: poor box by stevendepolo on Flickr.comlast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Arrested in the spring 2003 crackdown and sentenced to 20 years in prison, journalist Mario Enrique Mayo Hernández (photo) was finally released on medical grounds on 1 December. He describes to Reporters Without Borders the psychological ordeal that 27 months in prison represented for him. News CubaAmericas Organisation RSF_en News Help by sharing this information News October 15, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas December 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayo says he wanted to die rather than remain in prison Journalist Mario Enrique Mayo Hernández of the Félix Varela independent news agency, who was jailed along with 26 other journalists in a crackdown in the spring of 2003 and who was finally released on medical grounds on 1 December, has described to Reporters Without Borders his difficult time in prison and the psychological ordeal it became: “The prison universe is the absolute opposite of my own moral universe and my own way of looking at life. Prison is full of dangers. You have to be on constant alert against mistreatment by guards, fights among detainees, theft and humiliation. It is psychologically traumatizing, a permanent source of stress for someone like me who defends his ideas.The sudden transfer (he was transferred five times) aggravated the trauma because it made any adaptation impossible. I was initially held in Holguín (in the east), then in two prisons in Santiago de Cuba (in the southeast). From the outset, I refused to accept that I was a prisoner. I believe the transfers were part of the reprisals for this. I even staged several hunger strikes. That is why I was admitted to the military hospital in Havana’s Combinado del Este prison. Time went by before I was given treatment. The wait was another torture.The prison authorities finally agreed to move me closer to my family by sending to Camagüey’s Kilo 7 prison. The time spent in jail became harder and harder to bear. The director of the psychiatric hospital in Camagüey helped me to hold on, but I wanted to leave this world rather than continue living in such conditions. It was a question of conscience.I never thought I would be released so soon. Two prison monitoring officials came to see me. They told me the director of Kilo 7 wanted to see me and they took me to his office. There was a state security agent there. I was very excited to learn that I was to be given medical parole. I was so excited that when they called my mother to tell her, I was unable to find the words to talk to her.I think it was thanks to poetry that I managed to hold out. I wrote poems in prison, especially about my wife, my mother and my town. After getting out, I learned that thanks to my wife I had won poetry prize at a meeting of dissidents in Puerto Rico. For the time being, I now need to rest and to write for myself. I am still being treated for depression, even if the drug dosage will be steadily cut back.” News to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 12, 2018 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more

first_img Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedJudicial harassmentRSF Prize Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News News April 25, 2019 Turkey: Six former members of Turkish newspaper’s staff returned to prison April 2, 2021 Find out more News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedJudicial harassmentRSF Prize Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Turkey’s disgraceful persecution of six former senior staff members of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, who were returned to prison today as a result of an appeal court decision in February upholding their jail sentences. Before being released conditionally, they had spent many months in preventive detention.Five of the six – well known cartoonist Musa Kart and former administrators Önder Çelik, Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Hakan Karasınır and Güray Öz – were returned to Kandıra prison to serve the rest of their jail sentences of three years and nine months on charges of “assisting a terrorist organization.”The sixth former Cumhuriyet staff member, accountant Emre İper, was returned to the same prison to serve the rest of his jail sentence of three years, one month and 15 days on a charge of “terrorist propaganda.”“We are appalled to see these leading figures being thrown in prison again,” said Erol Önderoğlu, RSF’s Turkey representative. “This is the culmination of a ruthless political vengeance that highlights the collapse of the rule of law. This persecution benefits no one and brings shame upon Turkey.”Former Cumhuriyet colleagues Kadri Gürsel and Bülent Utku, who were sentenced to two and a half years and four and a half years in prison respectively, have yet to receive a summons to return to prison. The fate of six other former colleagues, who were sentenced to more than five years in prison, is still awaiting a decision by the court of cassation.Like their two Cumhuriyet colleagues now in exile – Can Dündar and İlhan Tanir – they were held responsible for the liberal editorial line that the newspaper adopted from 2013 to 2018, covering violations of the rights of Turkey’s minorities and criticizing President Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian behaviour. Its revelations about corruption, arms deliveries to Syria and other scandals were also embarrassing for the authorities.The spearhead of independent journalism at very critical time in Turkey, Cumhuriyet was awarded the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2015. Journalists representing more traditional, hardline “Kemalist” policies finally took control of the newspaper in September 2018.During the trial, the defendants were alleged to have effected a “radical editorial change” in order to support the goals of three “terrorist” organizations, although these organizations have almost nothing in common with each other. The prosecution based its case above all on the newspaper’s articles, its contacts with sources, its business relationships and the activities of its board – all of were interpreted in a manner worthy of conspiracy theory at its worst.The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since an abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any effective form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next 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. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government Rep. Chu Calls on Senate to Pass Dream and Promise Act STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:12 pm Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) once again called on the Senate to pass the HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act.The bill — passed by the House of Representatives one year ago — would provide a pathway to citizenship for over 2.5 million US residents, including Dreamers, those eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients.“Right now, Dreamers are on the front line of our Coronavirus response with thousands in essential and front line jobs, like healthcare,” Chu said.“They are risking their lives for ours. But because they were born somewhere else, this President and his Republican party are choosing to dangle the threat of deportation over their heads in perpetuity. This is cruel, but that is by design. Donald Trump has staked his presidency on his war on immigrants. From bigoted speech to abusing children in prison camps to his continued toying with the fate of Dreamers and TPS recipients, his presidency has been marked by cruelty towards immigrants and all people of color.”In August, hundreds of immigrants marched to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena, the day the court was expected to hear a challenge from the Trump administration on terminating the status of 300,000 immigrants.The challenge by President Donald Trump’s Office would have terminated Temporary Protected Status for thousands of immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.In 2018, a federal court issued an injunction that halted the Department of Homeland Security from revoking the temporary status in the case Ramos v. Nielson. The lawsuit argued that racism was behind the move to get rid of TPS.“Let’s be clear, Dreamers are Americans in every way. They have grown up here, gone to school here, work here, and have roots here,” Chu said. “They deserve the security of knowing they will not be torn from their families and lives and deported to a country they may have never known. The Dream and Promise Act is good for our communities, good for our economy, and has broad support. It’s time the Senate do the right thing and allow a vote on this bill.” STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newslast_img read more

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Tournament Expands Scope of Theme for 2022 Rose Parade Statement sidesteps comment about lawsuit with city, stresses that both the Parade and the Rose Bowl Game are set for Pasadena next January 1 STAFF REPORT | City News Service contributed to this report Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 5:38 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 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 Subscribe Tournament of Roses President Bob Miller (right), and the theme he originally selected for the 2021 Rose Parade. (Images courtesy the Tournament of Roses)Tournament of Roses officials said Wednesday they are actively planning for a return of the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2022, following the cancellation of this year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only the fourth time the event has been scrubbed in 130 years.The organization said it is also planning for the return of the Rose Bowl Game, which was moved this year to Texas due to restrictions that prevented fans from attending the event.“As we move forward with our plans to bring hope and optimism to the world, public health and safety remain our top priority,” according to Tournament of Roses Association President Bob Miller. “The evolving nature of the pandemic requires flexibility, ongoing adjustments and mitigation measures to be incorporated into our planned activities. We expect to announce more specific details on the Rose Parade and associated events as they become available.”The 2022 parade will adopt the theme that had been planned for this year’s event, “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” But the theme will be expanded beyond its original focus on education to celebrate the perseverance of health care professionals, first responders and essential workers during the pandemic.“We look forward to working with the City of Pasadena and our other valued partners throughout the year as we prepare for the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on January 1, 2022,” Miller said.The statement did not mention the lawsuit filed in February by the Tournament against the city of Pasadena. On Tuesday, the city asked a court to dismiss the suit.In its motions, the city characterized the Tournament’s actions as being motivated by money and claimed the intent behind the lawsuit was to allow Tournament officials to auction the Rose Bowl Game off the highest bidder.In the lawsuit, the Tournament of Roses asked for the right to hold the game anywhere in the United States in the event of a force majeure (unforeseen circumstances).A judge will rule on the motions on April 2.The Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game are scheduled to be held in Pasadena on Jan. 1, 2022.center_img HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more