African Anglicans concerned by lack of ‘sustainable peace’

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 15, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Africa, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] The leaders of Africa’s Anglican churches have expressed their “deep concern” that the continent has yet to achieve a sustainable peace. In a communiqué issued at the end of last week’s meeting of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) in Kigali, Rwanda, the continent’s primates said that they “decry the numerous lives lost and futures and hopes destroyed in meaningless wars.” They were challenged by Rwandan government minister Francis Koboneka to use their influence “to contribute to building cohesive, peaceful and thriving communities” on a continent that is “deeply wounded and needs healing.”They added: “The continuing mis-investment in weapons of war at the expense of productive sectors like agriculture, social services, job creation and research into initiatives that will enable communities mitigate the effects of climate change and food insecurity is a major concern to us.”Full article. Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA African Anglicans concerned by lack of ‘sustainable peace’ Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Schalk Brits banned for three weeks after red card for punching Nick Wood

first_imgWednesday Feb 24, 2016 Schalk Brits banned for three weeks after red card for punching Nick Wood Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was shown a red card for punching during last weekend’s Aviva Premiership match against Gloucester at Allianz Park. Brits has since pleased guilty and been banned for three weeks.The Springbok faced a discplinary hearing last night after pleading guilty to the charge of punching or striking contrary to Law 10.4(a). Chaired by Dr Julian Morris with Martyn Wood and Paula Carter, Brits has been suspended from all forms of rugby for a period of three weeks.Brits was driven over the ball by Nick Wood, causing his knee to twist badly. He lashed out, connecting cleanly, leading referee Craig Maxwell-Keys to red card him.“It was merely a reaction to what was happening to him at the time,” said Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall. “He was in a very awkward position at the time and these things happen when you are concerned for your own safety.”Wood failed his head injury assesment after going off, so was concussed from the blow.Widely regarded as one of the nicest guys in the sport, Brits was also suspended for three weeks in 2013 after he lashed out at Owen Farrell when playing for the Barbarians.Wood himself is no stranger to the colour red, as he was sent off after just 73 seconds in the same year, against Saracens, for a stamp on the face of Jacques Burger.Despite the loss of Brits on this occasion, and Brad Barritt to a yellow card, Saracens won the game 25-12. You can watch highlights from the match on page two.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House In the suburb of Osaka / ANDO Corporation

first_imgHouse In the suburb of Osaka / ANDO CorporationSave this projectSaveHouse In the suburb of Osaka / ANDO CorporationSave this picture!© Kenshi NoguchiHouses•Osaka, Japan Area:  673 m² Area:  673 m² Photographs Houses photographs:  Kenshi NoguchiPhotographs:  Kenshi Noguchi+ 21 Share CopyAbout this officeANDO CorporationOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaHousesJapanPublished on March 07, 2013Cite: “House In the suburb of Osaka / ANDO Corporation” 07 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More 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 Projects CopyText description provided by the architects. This is the house for a family of six standing on the residential area in the suburb of Osaka.Save this picture!© Kenshi NoguchiRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceThe client would like to build modern architecture, using minerals such as aluminum, glass and concrete, without using green or natural materials.Save this picture!© Kenshi NoguchiHowever, we thought the natural elements is important to make this large scale house comfortable. We tried not to adopt visible nature such as green and natural materials, but to control invisible natural environment such as wind, sunlight, and thermal condition. We thought the most unpleasant thing in the house is the difference in temperature between the rooms rather than the distance. Therefore we covered exterior wall with insulation board on the outside. Save this picture!© Kenshi NoguchiWe also arranged  openings vertically to generate a moderate air stream in the whole house in the summer and adopted a thermal floor heating system using reasonable midnight power to keep constant temperature anywhere in the house all day long in the winter.The high ceiled corridor in the center of the house is not only the symbol of the house but also the tower of the air stream in the summer.Save this picture!© Kenshi NoguchiIn order to minimize the work of keeping a garden, we make the plan of the building  large compared with the site, and make the heightof that low to be in harmony with the scale of the surroundings. We decided the details of the building with consideration of the balance with the scale of the house. The view from the living room toward east, the sunlight from high side light and the fore light which shines on outside scenery and enters inside through the louvers give the interior of the house, which is opened to the North,  peaceful lighting and comfortableness.Save this picture!Ground PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKita Göttingen / Despang ArchitektenArticlesHarvard University’s “Putting Public Space in its Place”Event Share House In the suburb of Osaka / ANDO Corporation “COPY” Architects: ANDO Corporation Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/340834/house-in-the-suburb-of-osaka-ando-corporation Clipboard Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/340834/house-in-the-suburb-of-osaka-ando-corporation Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY”last_img read more

House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis

first_imgCopyAbout this officeMarina StassinopoulosOfficeFollowKonstantios DaskalakisOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKéaHousesGreecePublished on October 03, 2014Cite: “House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis” 03 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios DaskalakisSave this projectSaveHouse in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis Photographs photographs:  Yiorgis YerolymbosPhotographs:  Yiorgis YerolymbosConstruction:Marina Stassinopoulos, Konstantios DaskalakisStructural Engineer:Kostas XatziantoniouMechanical Engineer:Kostas CherouvimCollaborators:Vanessa Karageorgou, Stefanos Filippas, Elisa ManteCity:KéaCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosText description provided by the architects. The characteristic features of the site and the island’s traditional building practices, though without a historicist attitude, are the recognisable project elements: the maintainence of the existing flora, the restructuring of the site’s terracing and the organization of the house with volumes which are either independent or ‘arise’ as intermediate gaps.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosThe building is placed on a terrace. The entrance to the house is found in the void between the volume of the house and the terrace behind it.Save this picture!PlanA longitudinal course, parallel with the gradient of the slope connects the distinct building volumes and three courtyards, each having different characteristics: a covered courtyard (in the heart of the building), a shaded one by the oak trees (close to the livingroom) and one exposed to the sun (at the end of the corridor).Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosPerpendicular to the longitudinal course one enters the main areas of the building (the livingroom and the two bedrooms), which open up towards the sea. The circulation and the service spaces (entrance, corridors and bathrooms) are expressed as voids that connect the differing volumes of the primary spaces.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosThe configuration of the flat roof corresponds to the plan of the house, as it depicts the individual volumes and the relationship between them. It is also the main facade of the building since it is exposed in its entirety as one approaches. The roof is formed so as to provide cross ventilation to the main living and sleeping areas and is also set up as a system of collectors that receive and direct the rainwater to the cistern which is the quiet protagonist of the building.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosThe house is constructed with the usual practices of the local builders. Without a decorative intent most surfaces (floors, external walls, internal wet areas) are formed by cement.Save this picture!Axonometric 3Project gallerySee allShow lessStudents of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art FairSelected Projectsmatterbetter Launches Competition in Honor of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17Architecture News Share 2014 Save this picture!© Yiorgis Yerolymbos+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Kéa, Greece Greece Projects Year:  Architects: Konstantios Daskalakis, Marina Stassinopoulos Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ArchDaily 2014 Houses House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551574/house-in-kea-marina-stassinopoulos-konstantios-daskalakis Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551574/house-in-kea-marina-stassinopoulos-konstantios-daskalakis Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates Smart

first_imgSave this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 20 Share Area:  10379 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Landscape: Architects: Bates Smart
 Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer: Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates SmartSave this projectSaveTubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates Smart “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/635476/tubbs-view-hamilton-corner-bates-smart Clipboard Australia “COPY” Traffix Planning: Year:  Manufacturers: Sculptform Naturally Trees Construction Team: Grindley Construction, TSA Project Management Arborist: ERM Houses CopyAbout this officeBates Smart
OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsLindfieldHousingWoodHousesAustraliaPublished on May 28, 2015Cite: “Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates Smart” 28 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Turf Designcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/635476/tubbs-view-hamilton-corner-bates-smart Clipboard JBA Planning ESD: Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates Smart 2015 ArchDaily Bonacci Group Cundall Photographs:  Brett Boardman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Traffic: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses, Apartments•Lindfield, Australia Products used in this ProjectWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingBushfire:EcologicalFire Engineering:Innova GroupCost Planning:WT PartnershipBCA:Group DLAHeritage:Graham Brooks & AssociatesOwner:Defence Housing AustraliaPractice Team:Guy Lake, Matthew Allen, Tristan Balough, Kelly Burke, Grace Chen, Amanda Clarke, Joanna Kuo, Charmaine Pang, David Tordoff, Sylvia VasakCity:LindfieldCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanText description provided by the architects. Bates Smart’s latest multi-residential project, for Defence Housing Australia (DHA), is an exemplar of how to build marketable housing that is functional, energy efficient and beautiful.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman‘Its rarity in the market has been reflected in sales, the community’s engagement, and with the ongoing accolades that the development enjoys,’ Howman said.Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan‘Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner is a flagship development for DHA — not only because of the location, architectural and historical significance (the project is located on the grounds of the Sulman Award winning UTS campus in Lindfield) but because it is DHA’s first apartment project in Sydney,’ he said.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe project celebrates its bushland setting with treehouse-style apartments suspended over sandstone cuttings and dual-aspect, single-level apartments floating within the trees. Internally, the warm glow of timber, the subtle, raw surfaces, and abundance of natural light through clerestory windows create a contemporary and sophisticated ambience. Courtyards, bush paths and communal garden spaces connect the apartments with each other and the rest of the precinct, while clever screening and plantings provide privacy without fences.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe stepped building design and integrated sandstone wall are an innovative design response to the unique constraints of the particularly complex site.‘We aimed to design a development that has a unique relationship with the bushland context with minimal impact on the landscape,’ said Guy Lake, Director, Bates Smart.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman‘We selected robust natural materials such as unpainted concrete and timber that sit well within the bush and are low maintenance. However, it was important that the end result was still warm and welcoming — it feels like a comfortable, appealing family home,’ said Lake.The 93 apartment development provides families with a level of functionality and comfort you wouldn’t usually find in a multi-residential development.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman‘At the heart of the building, are some simple design principals, which provide some of the highest standards of internal amenity and environmentally responsible design available in the market today,’ said David Tordorff, Project Leader and Associate Director, Bates Smart.Save this picture!Section‘The use of multiple lifts and entry points significantly reduces the need for internal corridors and increases the amount of apartments with a dual aspect. This in turn, gives residents a better outlook, and increases daylight penetration and cross ventilation. The design also aims to establish a new integrated community connected with bushland trails and elevated walkways, and interconnected communal spaces that promote community interaction and wellbeing,’ he said.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe project is also one of the first residential developments in NSW to undertake formal EnviroDevelopment accreditation, achieving the highest 6 leaves rating. The building is less reliant than traditional developments on artificial heating and cooling, and the apartments enjoy more sun in winter and remain cooler in summer through cross-ventilation and shading.Project gallerySee allShow lessMortuary in the field of Cartagena / Martín LejarragaSelected ProjectsGraham Foundation Awards Grants for 63 Outstanding ProjectsArchitecture News Share Light Practice Waterman Group Projects Biodiversity: Photographs Lighting Design: Services Engineer: last_img read more

More Ag Uncertainty Looms as Congress Returns

first_img congress-nears-end-of-fiscal-yearCongress is back after its long summer break and with just weeks to go before the end of the fiscal year it will attempt to avoid another government shutdown, something lawmakers don’t want before an election. But just under nine weeks before election day, American Farm Bureau’s RJ Karney says there is a split over how long into the new fiscal year to extend current funding, either into a lame-duck Congress or a newly-elected one.“There’s no well-known answer yet on if it’s going to go into a lame duck session or if they’ll kick it into March of next year,” he said. “So that’s sort of a wait and see game. Congress typically likes to respond as close to deadlines as possible”And with crop and dairy prices so low and producers looking for near-term help, Karney said another ‘kick the can down the road’ scenario is not good for agriculture.“Unfortunately in some ways it’s going to be more of the same, meaning Congress is passing a continuing resolution, possibly an omnibus, which has become the new regular order in many regards for the past 6 or 7 fiscal years.”He says there are consequences to delaying decisions on EQIP and other conservation programs, ag research and rural development, biotech outreach, policies dealing with Cuba, and reform of meat marketing rules.“If that continues it causes a lot of uncertainty on what any new programs Congress might be able to allocate more money to, where some cuts may come in, and as farmers are trying to make decisions these are going to have impacts not only on farmers but also on rural communities throughout the United States.”Mandatory crop programs like crop insurance, crop payments, and nutrition programs would not be affected by continuing current spending.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Sep 11, 2016 SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News More Ag Uncertainty Looms as Congress Returns More Ag Uncertainty Looms as Congress Returns Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Decision on Dicamba Expected Late in 2016Next articleTrade is Not to Blame for American Job Loss Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Media coverage of presidential election likely to be heavily restricted

first_img Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the array of restrictions that the Gabonese authorities have imposed on journalists in the run-up to the 30 August presidential election. Communications minister Laure Olga Gondjout today nonetheless tried to defuse tension and concerns by spelling out the rules for journalists on voting day.The election is to choose a successor to President Omar Bongo Ondimba, who died in June after 41 years in power.“What with restricted media access to polling stations, harsh warnings, intimidation and refusal to issue some foreign media with accreditation, the government is using all available means to keep news and information under tight control,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It should understand that such behaviour will just fuel concern that the elections will not be free and fair.”The press freedom organisation added: “We take note of the communication minister’s promises and we hope that journalists are able to work freely and without impediment on Sunday. If they are not, it will cast a long shadow on what should be an historic election.”Media not welcome in polling stationsIn a communiqué drawn up at a cabinet meeting and in news conferences held by interior minister Jean-François Ndongou and National Communications Council chairman Emmanuel Ondo Methogo, the government announced yesterday that journalists would only be able to make “brief” visits to voting stations when public figures were casting their ballots, and would not be allowed to “stay there permanently.”The authorities also announced that: “Only the state media will be allowed to officially communicate the results on the basis of data provided by the interior minister.” The vote counting will be public but journalists will only be able to attend by staying outside the voting stations. Elections results will not be posted.A foreign journalist told Reporters Without Borders: “We have been notified that any comment on the results that does not come from the interior ministry will be regarded a projection or a poll, and will automatically result in our being deported from Gabon.”The Gabonese Media Observatory (OGAM), a self-regulatory entity formed by all the leading Gabonese media, condemned the government’s “iniquitous” decisions and accused the authorities of “flouting press freedom and gagging the people’s right to information.”Hand-picked foreign journalistsJournalists Virginie Herz and Nicolas Germain of the French 24-hour news channel France 24, Gervais Nitcheu of the TV news agency AITV/RFO and Vincent Hugeux of the French weekly L’Express will not be able to cover the election because their requests for accreditation have been turned down.“This is a sovereign decision that we do not have to explain,” Gondjout, the communication minister, told L’Express editor Christophe Barbier. In a blog entry on Nomades Express , Hugeux said he thought his application was rejected because an ironic report he wrote about the late President Bongo’s election campaign in November 2005 “did not find favour in high places.”Poisonous climate and partisan pressThe climate in the run-up to the election is widely regarded as worrying. Reporters Without Borders was separately told by several sources which it prefers not to identify that intimidation and telephone threats are common.The campaign of former minister André Mba Obame, who is running as an independent candidate, reported on 23 August that its website had been blocked by hackers for 48 hours. Distribution of the fortnightly Tango was banned on the orders of the communications ministry chief of staff at the start of August because of a series of articles critical of the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG).Reporters Without Borders regards the ban not only as violation of free expression but also as an abuse of authority as, in Gabon, only the National Communications Council is empowered to issue warnings to publications or suspend them.Reporters Without Borders added: “While journalists are above all victims of restrictions imposed by the authorities, the Gabonese media’s behaviour is not always beyond reproach. Journalists, especially those working for privately-owned media, often let themselves be used as the mouthpieces of particular candidates, to the detriment of impartial and independent reporting. We remind journalists of their duty to be objective and respect professional ethics.” GabonAfrica Reports News November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Gabon RSF_en News Newscenter_img August 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media coverage of presidential election likely to be heavily restricted to go further GabonAfrica December 31, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information January 24, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison Receive email alertslast_img read more

Journalist released after 251 days of detention

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information May 17, 2019 Find out more Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill The offices of several news media in Kathmandu have been ransacked during the past week and some journalists were mistreated by Maoist rebels. Three reporters are still been held by the authorities. Reporters Without Borders is concerned that the mounting violence is preventing journalists from working freely. May 29, 2019 Find out more The Nepalese army on 18 October released editor of the monthly SagarmathaTimes Jeetman Basnet from Bhairavnath barracks in Katmandu, where it hadbeen holding him. He had been arrested on 4 February 2004 for allegedsympathies with the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).The army had in an 11 March letter to the Supreme Court denied knowinganything about Basnet’s whereabouts. The interior and defence ministrieshad also officially confirmed this. However a special commission responsiblefor investigating cases of missing persons had said the journalist wasindeed imprisoned by the army on the orders of the government.Basnet, who is also a lawyer, has told the daily Rajdhani that he wasill-treated while in detention. He also said that the army was still holdingBhai Kaji Ghimire, of the monthly Samadistri, who had been thought to be atliberty.___________________________________________________07.09.2004Journalists kidnapped and harassed, newspaper offices attacked in wave of violence against the mediaReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) expressed concern today about rising violence against journalists and media in Nepal and said it feared it would prevent free and proper reporting of events there. to go further Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story NepalAsia – Pacific It declared support for efforts by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) to obtain the release of three journalists held by the authorities and two others kidnapped by Maoist rebels and repeated its call to the rebels to guarantee press freedom in the regions they control.Demonstrators assaulted journalists and attacked the offices of several media in Kathmandu on 1st September. Reporters Without Borders called on home minister Purna Bahadur Khadka to explain why police had not protected media offices and journalists during the Kathmandu protests.It renewed its call for the government to release Raju Kshetri and Maheshwar Pahari, of the weekly Rashtriya Swabhiman, and Jeetman Basnet, of the monthly Sagarmatha Times, who are being held in poor conditions. The supreme court has already ordered the release of Pahari and Basnet.The press freedom organisation has regularly deplored attacks on journalists and obstruction of their work by the rebels and the security forces in recent years. It has put both rebel leader Pushpan Kamal Dahal (“Comrade Prachanda”) and Nepalese King Gyanendra on its worldwide list of “predators of press freedom.” The Maoist rebels, heavily criticised after the 11 August execution of Radio Nepal reporter Dekendra Raj Thapa, continue to intimidate and threaten journalists in the districts. Bijay Mishra, a reporter for the daily Kantipur in the eastern district of Siraha, received a death threat on 2 September from a rebel cadre known as “Bibek”, who promised him “the same fate as Dekendra Raj Thapa.” The Maoists accused him of failing to report their activities in his newspaper.Baikuntha Dahal, a freelance journalist in the eastern district of Udaypur, has been receiving death threats from the Maoists for several weeks, especially in their clandestine radio broadcasts, because of his alleged support for the armed forces. Anup Gurung, of the local weekly Purva Mechi, was arrested on 29 August in the eastern district of Ilam when rebels forced him to join the “people’s divisions” as punishment for not reporting favourably on their activities in the region. He was made to serve as a porter but managed to escape. Journalist Durga Thapa was held for more than two weeks in August in eastern Nepal. The rebels are thought to have seriously violated press freedom at least a dozen times this year, through murders, kidnappings and death threats. The violent demonstrations that erupted in Kathmandu on 1 September after the execution of 12 Nepalese hostages in Iraq the previous day affected the media when protestors set fire to the offices of the privately-owned media groups Kantipur and Space Time. At least five Kantipur employees were hit by the demonstrators. Despite media appeals, police did not intervene. A dozen journalists, including Minal Pandey, of the Nepal 1 TV station, and Kiran Pandey, of the fortnightly magazine Himal Khabarpatrika, were attacked while reporting on the disturbances.Badri Khadka, said to be the correspondent of the banned pro-Maoist weekly Janadesh in the eastern districts of Mechi and Koshi, was reportedly killed by security forces on 29 August in Govindapur (Morang district) after being arrested and tortured. Local journalists said his body had been mutilated. The security forces have not confirmed his death, which was announced by the rebels.Reporters Without Borders cannot confirm that Khadka, 27, worked for Janadesh, which has only been available online since it ceased appearing in printed form in August 2003. The press freedom organisation considers that the total support of the staff of Janadesh for the armed rebellion of the Nepalese Communist Party is a serious violation of journalistic ethics. It condemns the paper’s calls for violence NepalAsia – Pacific center_img News News Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News News Organisation Follow the news on Nepal June 8, 2020 Find out more October 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist released after 251 days of detention RSF_en last_img read more

Man missing from West Donegal is found safe

first_img Pinterest Google+ Man missing from West Donegal is found safe Twitter Previous articleGardai treating weekend car fire in Inishowen as deliberateNext articleWindow smashed in criminal damage incident News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A man reported missing in West Donegal at the weekend has been found safe.Patrick had been missing from his home in Kincasslagh since Saturday morning.Gardai and his family have thanked the public for their help. By News Highland – October 6, 2020 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebooklast_img read more

Soles4Souls changing the world one pair of shoes at a time

first_imgLatest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Kelly Cash and Eady Pinckard were quick to admit that a large number of high school students have no idea what it would be like to be in real need. The thought that there are children around the world who don’t even have shoes to wear is a foreign one to many Americans.But once the members of the Student Government Association at Pike Liberal Arts School heard that there are people in 125 countries who desperately need shoes, they “stepped” in to help“Someone suggested that Soles4Shoes might be a service project for our SGA,” said Cash, who is president of the association. “The more we learned about Soles4Shoes, the more we knew it was something that we wanted to do.” Next UpThe SGA made a school-wide plea for shoes, old or new, and the response was overwhelming.“A lot of the shoes were athletic shoes but we got all kinds of shoes and all sizes,” said Pinckard, SGA vice president. “The response was better than with other drives that we’ve had. We’ve had canned food drives and we’ve gotten a lot of cans of food but nothing like the number of shoes we’ve gotten.”Cash said old shoes are something that people already have at home. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Soles4Souls changing the world one pair of shoes at a time Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content “So, you don’t have to go out and buy anything to donate and, too, most people want to get rid of the old shoes anyway,” she said.“It’s heartbreaking that there are people who are so proud of things that we want to get rid of.”The Soles4Souls campaign has made the students at PLAS more aware of the plight of others around the world and more appreciative of what they have, the SGA officers said.In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, the American footwear industry donated more than a quarter million shoes to victims in the devastated countries. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Published 9:25 pm Thursday, April 1, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Email the author You Might Like TroyFest to feature painted roof slates With April now upon us, many crafters are already preparing for TroyFest, a fine art and craft festival held during… read more When Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, more than a million pairs of shoes were donated to the communities affected by the hurricane.A year later, Wayne Elsey founded Sole4Souls with the purpose of changing the world one pair at a time.The SGA at Pike Liberal Arts is proud to be a part of an organization with such a noble purpose.“The SGA does a lot of other service projects including our canned food drive. We collected about 600 cans of food for the Department of Human Resources,” Cash said.“We also have a blood drive and our powder-puff football game is a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We have a cookie dough sale that is a fundraiser for things that we need here at the school.”We like doing things that help others.”PLAS students in grades nine through 12 are required to complete 75 hours of community service over the four-year period.The SGA officers said being involved in the community is a rewarding, learning experience and they look forward to finding new ways to be a part of the community. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more