Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw)  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

first_imgArchDaily Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Murray Engineers United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898513/los-altos-residence-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard T24 And Green Building:Integral Impact Inc.Design And Energy:Green BuildingWaterproofing:Neumann Sloat BlancoAV:Metro EighteenGuest House:479 SFProject Size:4,151 SFDesign Principal:Gregory MottolaProject Manager:Laing Chung, Priya MaraTeam:Joe DiNapoli, Michael WaltnerDesign:Green BuildingEnergy:Green BuildingCity:Los AltosCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Located in an established Los Altos neighborhood, this single-family residence is a modernist reinterpretation of the Northern California ranch style home the clients desired. Nestled amongst neighboring houses and a landscape of mature trees, the residence maintains a sense of privacy and offers this young family reprieve from the bustle of daily activities. Designed around an existing Japanese maple tree—a vestige of the previous landscape and the relationship shared between residence and site—the house takes full advantage of the Silicon Valley’s mild climate.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxWhile windows and doors fill interiors with air and light, they also frame views of the diverse flora surrounding the home. In the living room, a wall of sliding glass doors blurs the line between indoors and out, opening to the back patio overlooking a meadow of tall grasses. In the master bedroom, one can hear the trickling of water and quiet rustling of trees coming from the meditation garden just outside. It is these moments, when the outdoors extends inside, that help anchor the building to the site. The main house is composed of a central double-height living and communal space that runs parallel to the street, shielding the home from the quiet thoroughfare.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThis common area, which includes a modest kitchen and a place for family gathering, connects two single-story volumes, each containing a variety of private and functional spaces. With views from every room, one’s eye is easily drawn outside, where a linear pool and board-formed concrete garden wall, located along the eastern edge of the property, visually connects the main building to the guesthouse beyond. The home is detailed with a natural, crisp palette, reflecting the client’s fondness for simplicity and tranquility.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxA variety of woods, including Douglas fir, western red cedar, and gray elm, are used throughout and provide a sense of warmth directly contrasted by exposed structural steel, polished concrete floors, and a textured concrete fireplace. A locally sourced Claro walnut table, measuring 10-feet in length, creates a comfortable dining space, its live edge balancing the clean lines of the living room. Additional furnishings reinforce the client’s desire for a minimalist environment. The simple layout and detailing of this single-story residence, with its numerous connections to the surrounding landscape, create a home that is both calm and restful for the family to enjoy for many years to come.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSustainabilityThe owners, who strive to be environmentally conscious, see their location as an opportunity to rely on the mild climate to passively cool their house. Operable windows and clerestories located throughout the allow them to take advantage of the cross breezes for natural ventilation while framing moments to the outdoor landscape.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThe following sustainable measures were taken in the design of this house:-         Passive Cooling: The main central living space is oriented lengthwise along the east-west axis with operable windows and doors along the north and south facades. This creates a path for the prevailing winds to pass through space, effectively cooling it. The living space is also double-height, which creates a chimney effect allowing warm air to rise and escape through the clerestory windows. This passive cooling strategy eliminates any need for a forced-air cooling system in the house.-         Renewable Energy: Photovoltaic and domestic hot water panels are strategically placed upon the roof and pitched south to optimize sun absorption. Energy collected from the PV panels offsets the net energy consumption of the house.Save this picture!Section-         Renewable Energy: Photovoltaic and domestic hot water panels are strategically placed upon the roof and pitched south to optimize sun absorption. Energy collected from the PV panels offsets the net energy consumption of the house.-         Thermal Mass: Concrete radiant floors provide warmth during the winter and colder seasons of the year.-         Energy Conservation: The building envelope is well insulated using a combination of sprayed applied polyurethane insulation in the ceiling, and fiberglass blow-in insulation in the walls. The dense insulation in these cavities helps maintain heat in the winter. During the summer, the high albedo surface of the single-ply TPO cool roof helps reflect heat. Large overhangs on the south facade of the living space also shade glass windows in the summer, while allowing low sunlight during the winter.Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux-         Indoor Air Quality: Low to no VOC products and materials were chosen for finishes such as paints, wood stains, and sealants. Composite wood products used in the building also met the requirements for low formaldehyde.-         Water Reduction Strategies: Low-flow plumbing fixtures are used in the kitchen and bathrooms. The landscape design also utilizes zoned drip irrigation with rain and moisture sensors. Plantings, including the meadow grass, are native to California and require little maintenance and watering.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessLook Inside the Vatican Venice Biennale Chapels in New Video from Spirit of SpaceArchitecture News10 Tiny Apartments Under 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric DrawingsArticles Share Kier & Wright Houses “COPY” Landscape: Geotechnical: Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSave this projectSaveLos Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Structural: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders Umerani Associates Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture Photographs:  Nic Lehouxcenter_img CopyHouses, Sustainability•Los Altos, United States Lighting: Electrical: Civil Engineering: MEP: Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 18Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Taylor Engineers CopyAbout this officeBohlin Cywinski JacksonOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityLos AltosUnited StatesPublished on July 29, 2018Cite: “Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson” 29 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Photographs BANKS | RAMOS Architectural Lighting The Engineering Enterprise Projects General Contractor: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898513/los-altos-residence-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboardlast_img read more

Terrence Higgins Trust asks: How much should you pay for sex?

first_img  50 total views,  2 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. Terrence Higgins Trust asks: How much should you pay for sex? Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a new advertising campaign today to raise awareness of the stigma that people living with HIV face in their day to day lives. As the charity marks its 25th anniversary year, the campaign aims to increase understanding about the realities of living with HIV, and raise vital funds for the charity.Euro RSCG London created the adverts for THT on a pro-bono basis. The campaign strapline: “How much should you pay for sex?” highlights the impact of an HIV diagnosis and the stigma and isolation some people face. Some even feel unable to talk to family and friends, yet THT feels no-one should have to cope with HIV alone.Treatments available today mean deaths from AIDS related illnesses are now quite rare in the UK. Although HIV might be less visible in society, the epidemic has not gone away, and more people than ever before were newly diagnosed with HIV in 2005. In London, where the adverts will go on display, over 3000 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2005.Debbie Holmes, Director of Fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust says: “We don’t believe that anyone should pay for sex with their health, or by losing their job or their friends. However, the stigma associated with HIV means that sometimes people end up feeling very alone.Debbie adds: “We wanted to take a different approach with this campaign and challenge the misconceptions around HIV. We also hope it will encourage people to make a donation so that THT can continue to provide free testing, counselling, support and information for anyone who needs it. “Gerry Moira, Director of Creativity at Euro RSCG London: “The problem with some charity appeals is that their advertising tends to self-select a predisposed audience. The ambiguity and mordant irony of this headline is designed to engage a broader target with the work of Terrence Higgins Trust, raising awareness and, hopefully, funds.”The cost of the media space for the adverts has been generously supported by Barclays. The adverts will go on display at various tube stations and DLR trains around London, from Monday 19th November until Sunday 2nd December.EndsFor further information please contact Lucy Handford on 020 7812 1623 / [email protected] or Sally Sharpe on 020 7812 1625 / [email protected] to editors:Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, providing a wide range of services across England, Wales and Scotland. The charity also campaigns and lobbies for greater political and public understanding of the personal, social and medical impact of HIV and sexual ill health.For more information on Euro RSCG London, contact: 020 7240 4111 or visit:www.eurorscglondon.co.ukBarclays has long been committed to investing in the communities where we live and work around the world. To ensure we can deliver the most sustainable value, our community investment programme focuses on areas where we can use our skills and expertise, as well as our money, to help disadvantaged people help themselves work towards financial independence and security.Barclays also strives to strengthen the local communities where we live and work, from supporting organisations like Changing Faces to grassroots sports through Barclays Spaces for Sports. If it matters to people in the local community, it matters to us.Last year Barclays invested £46.5 million in our communities around the world. At the heart of our programme is the desire to encourage and inspire our people to get involved in the causes they care about most. More than 33,000 Barclays employees received direct support for their volunteering, fundraising and regular giving last year, to the benefit of more than 8,200 community organisations.Lucy HandfordPress OfficerTerrence Higgins Trust314-320 Gray’s Inn Road | London | WC1X 8DPTel: 020 7812 1623http://www.tht.org.uk/mediacentre/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 19 November 2007 | Newslast_img read more

New Cuban president continues ‘Work of the Revolution’

first_imgOn April 18, the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, Miguel Díaz-Canel was elected the new president of Cuba.Perhaps the most thrilling angle about the U.S. capitalist news coverage of the April presidential elections in Cuba was how the media repeatedly described the country as “communist Cuba.”For the workers and oppressed here, whose lives are marked every day by trauma, Cuba’s ability to defend and build socialism just 90 miles from U.S. imperialism provides immense hope for the future.Cuba is far from achieving communism. It has been heroically able to build and defend socialism — a step toward communism and an incredible achievement given the non-stop aggression from the U.S., including the longest blockade in history.There is still inequality and poverty, but it is extraordinary what the Revolution has been able to achieve in a short 59 years.That the capitalist media describe Cuba as communist shows how much the ruling class trembles from fear of this beloved island.The end of the ‘Castro Era’?On April 18, the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, Miguel Díaz-Canel was elected the new president of Cuba. He followed the presidencies of comrades Fidel Castro from 1976 to 2008 and Raúl Castro from 2008 to 2018.That the new president was not “another Castro” was met in the U.S. with great fanfare. Did the end of the “Castro era” mean a lessening of revolutionary fervor? Was this new administration a sign of a less-militant younger leadership?Nothing could be further from the truth.For more than 50 years, U.S. imperialism has cast disparagement about Cuba’s leadership. Every leader has been ridiculed, mocked and lied about, not to mention has survived countless assassination attempts.The U.S. repeated the lie that Raúl was “softer on socialism” and more open to capitalism than Fidel. This was an attempt to isolate Raúl. This lie was countered over and over by Raúl’s practices, which were a continuation of Fidel’s, just under a different context.The “Castro regime” was not a familial regime, but rather a recognition by the Cuban people of two extraordinary revolutionary leaders who happened to be brothers — two exemplary Marxist thinkers and tacticians who astoundingly carried out a revolution to oust a brutal capitalist regime in 1959 and dedicated their entire lives to Cuba and socialism.That there is no Castro as president means only that these two comrades have gotten older and one has sadly passed on — not a change of political orientation.Who is Díaz-Canel?Miguel Díaz-Canel, 57, was born after the 1959 revolution. He is described as a loyal “Fidelista and Raúlista,” which can also be said of millions of revolutionaries around the world.Díaz-Canel has a long history of struggle and political leadership. He was the first secretary of the Communist Party in the province of Villa Clara, a member of the UJC (Young Communist League) and participated in an international solidarity mission to Nicaragua. He has long supported LGBTQ rights in Cuba.Díaz-Canel was minister of education, a vice president of the Council of Ministers, and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba. (Granma, April 19)He has worked tirelessly alongside the rebels of Cuba, Fidel and Raúl. This gives extra confidence to socialists and revolutionaries worldwide.At his inaugural speech he began by recognizing the stellar leadership of General Raúl, who ran for deputy and received the most votes in the general elections. The fact that Raúl and other Commanders of the Revolution were in the same hall gave Cubans the “opportunity to embrace history,” Díaz-Canel pointed out. He raised the many “dark,” but failed “attempts to destroy” the Revolution.He pointed out that in the National Assembly, which also had elections, women occupy “decisive positions in the state and the government.”The 2018 electoral process has provided Cubans, Díaz-Canel continued, “the consolidation of unity in Cuba.” In fact, hashtags in Cuba abounded that read #SomosContinuidad (#Wearecontinuity).“The flag of the Revolution is passed on to Younger Hands” was a Granma headline and a main theme of the elections, as Raúl had made it clear that his generation would do just that.Raúl: Salute to a revolutionary stalwartRaúl leaves his position as Cuba’s head of state, but remains first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, as well as head of the military.Raúl has rightly earned his place in history. In 1953, he fought at the Moncada Barracks against the brutal regime of the butcher Fulgencio Batista. He was a political prisoner along with Fidel. Raúl is the one who saw something special in Che Guevara and introduced him to Fidel in Mexico. They, along with many others, launched the famous Granma yacht in Mexico toward Cuba in 1956, opening up the guerrilla war to successfully oust Batista.Raúl was the minister of defense, vice president and second secretary to the Party for 47 years. Under his leadership, he helped strengthen the economy and provided more internet and cell phone access — not because he was “softer” on opening up society or “open” to capitalism, but because the material conditions for such were available.When Fidel began to get ill in 2006, Raúl took over more of the leadership. During this time he helped oversee the liberation of the Cuban Five political prisoners from U.S. jails, hosted the first visit of a U.S. president since the Revolution, hosted the Colombia Peace Talks, and achieved many other significant accomplishments.Díaz-Canel said of Raúl, “He remains our First Secretary, as the reference that he is for the revolutionary cause, teaching and always ready to confront imperialism, like the first, with his rifle at the ready in the moment of combat.”Raúl “put his sense of duty ahead of human pain,” Díaz-Canel said, in reference to the loss of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro on Nov. 25, 2016. (Granma, April 18)The Revolution continues“I assume this responsibility with the conviction that all we revolutionaries, from any trench, will be faithful to Fidel and Raúl, the current leader of the revolutionary process,” Díaz-Canel declared at his inauguration as the new president of Cuba.He continued, “I confirm that Cuban foreign policy will remain unchanged. Cuba will not accept conditions. The changes that are necessary will continue to be made by the Cuban people.“I do not come to promise anything, as the Revolution never has in all these years. I come to fulfill the program that we have implemented with the guidelines of Socialism and the Revolution.”As for the enemies of the revolutionary process, he said: “Here there is no space for a transition that ignores or destroys the work of the Revolution. We will continue moving forward without fear and without retreat; without renouncing our sovereignty, independence, development programs, and independence.“To those who through ignorance or bad faith doubt our commitment, we must tell them that the Revolution continues and will continue,” he declared.His final words at this historic inauguration were: “The world has received the wrong message that the Revolution ends with its guerrillas.”Fidel once said: “A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.” In the new period in Cuba, the world sees the best of the past and the hope of the future.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Supreme Court orders the release of journalist Bhaikaji Ghimire

first_img to go further Follow the news on Nepal News Organisation News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Journalist with commercial Indian-based Nepal One television Matrika Paudyal, was questioned on 19 December in Kathmandu by members of the security forces. The young journalist was allowed to leave after several hours of questioning about her links with people running a pro-Maoist radio.On 13 November, soldiers beat up and then arrested Sharad Adhikari, correspondent for the daily Spacetime and the weekly Jannaastha in Ghorahi (western Nepal). He was released several hours later after the intervention of the president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in the Dang district.The same day soldiers questioned Babita Basnet, editor of the weekly Ghatna Ra Bichar for two hours about her sources for an article on the sidelining of a military secretary to the king.Security forces searched the hotel room on 8 November of Shahi Man Rai, correspondent for the daily Kantipur at Khotang (east Bhojpur district). They seized his notebook and also photos of Maoist rebels and destroyed buildings. He was questioned and threatened for four hours in a police station.On 3 November, Madhav Bidrohi, journalist with the daily Spacetime and president of the FNJ branch at Jhapa, south eastern Nepal, was detained and questioned for five hours by the security forces.Security forces seized documents written by journalists in the western Doti district, Chhatra Saud of Spacetime, D.R. Panta of Kantipur, Baburam Shestha of public Radio Nepal and Umesh Bhatta of the daily Farwest Time while they were preparing to send back a report to their editors in Kathmandu. The journalists had just finished reporting on the death of four students and six Moaist rebels in army firing at a Doti school. Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific August 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme Court orders the release of journalist Bhaikaji Ghimire Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information May 17, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific May 29, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Bhaikaji Ghimire, managing editor of the monthly Sama Drishti, was freed on 25 August 2005 after Supreme Court judges ruled that his detention was “illegal” and ordered his immediate release.He had been secretly held for 15 months, being moved from one barracks to another, from Bhairabnath, Shivapuri to Rajdad, all of them in the Kathmandu valley, and then finally to Nakkhu Prison.Ghimire, who was made to sleep on the bare floor, suffered regular death threats and was put through mock executions. He was convicted under the law against terrorist activities._______________________________________________________24.12.2003New wave of arrests of journalistsReporters Without Borders appeals to UN High Commissioner for human rightsReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is extremely anxious about a wave of arrests and disappearances of journalists in Nepal, which represent a serious attack on the rule of law.Journalist Ram Krishna Adhikari, of the weekly Sanghu and the radio Times FM, has been missing since 10 December. A wave of arrests and kidnappings of journalists throughout the country followed the announcement of a cease-fire by the Communist Nepalese Party (CNP-Maoist) on 27 August 2003. At least 15 journalists are currently being detained in Nepal. Six of them were arrested after the cease-fire was broken. The government has given no information about them. The international press freedom organisation has called for their immediate release if no evidence can be brought implicating them in the Maoist rebellion.Reporters Without Borders also hopes that the Nepalese government will rapidly allow into the country UN special rapporteurs on freedom of expression and torture, along with members of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary disappearances. In November 2002, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, responded positively to a recommendation from Reporters Without Borders to establish a permanent representative of the High Commissioner in Nepal.Adhikari was seen for the last time on 10 December in Kathmandu during a meeting held by the Human Rights Organisation of Nepal (HURON). Editor of the weekly Sanghu Gopal Budhathoki, told Reporters Without Borders that his colleague, known for his articles critical of the authorities, had been arrested by plain-clothes police who accused him of supporting the Maoists. Reporters Without Borders fears for the physical safety of the journalist who may be tortured.Security forces arrested Bhai Kaji Ghimire, publisher of the monthly Samadristi, on 3 December while he was on his way to work in Kathmandu.Former journalist with the pro-Maoist newspaper Janadesh Dhan Bahadur Magar, an employee of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in Kathmandu, was arrested by security forces on 18 November. He is being held in solitary confinement. He was previously detained for nearly four months in 2002, as a result of articles he wrote that were seen as favourable to the Maoists.Since November 2001, the security forces have been arresting journalists accused of supporting the Maoist rebellion without regard for national and international law. Dozens have been detained, some of them tortured for writing articles in pro-Maoist newspapers or for criticising the authorities.In the countryside, particularly in the conflict zones, journalists who investigate human rights violations find themselves threatened by both security forces and the Maoists. News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story June 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF fully supports journalists suing Ferguson police

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 2, 2015 – Updated on June 8, 2016 RSF fully supports journalists suing Ferguson police RSF_en center_img News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Reporters Without Borders condemns the arbitrary arrests of at least 15 journalists during the demonstrations in Ferguson that followed Michael Brown’s death in August 2014. American journalist Ryan Devereaux (The Intercept) as well as German journalists Ansgar Graw (Die Welt), Frank Herrmann (Der Standard) and Lukas Hermsmeier (Bild) are now suing the Ferguson, Mo. police department for battery, false arrest and unreasonable search and seizure, seeking unspecified punitive damages.“Arrests of journalists while gathering information and covering demonstrations are inadmissible in the country of the First Amendment. We urge US authorities to not leave police abuses unpunished and to do everything possible to guarantee the safety of journalists during protests”, said Delphine Halgand, Director of Reporters Without Borders USA.“It may sound naive but I never assumed the possibility of police officers shooting at journalists in a manageable situation like this,” Hermsmeier told The Intercept who published the full complaint. Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas News United StatesAmericas last_img read more

Sud FM allowed back on the air, staff freed

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News SenegalAfrica Organisation RSF_en to go further SenegalAfrica Help by sharing this information The information minister late yesterday announced the reopening of the privately-owned radio station Sud FM, which had been forcibly closed by police in the morning for “endangering state security” after it broadcast an interview with the head of an armed separatist movement in the southern Casamance region.The minister said Sud FM’s 19 staff members in Dakar and the head of its local station in the southern city of Ziguinchor could be released as “the persons likely to be charged have been detained and questioned.” No complaint has been made against the station. But the authorities seized a video camera and video cassette of the interview with the rebel leader when they raided the station manager’s home in Ziguinchor. ————————————————————————–17.10.05 Police close down Sud FM radio network throughout country, arrest staffReporters Without Borders roundly condemned the arrests of the staff of the privately-owned radio station Sud FM today and said it was astounded at the show of force by the Senegalese police in going to all of the station’s relays throughout the country in order to close them down.“This arbitrary and brutal police operation is total unacceptable,” the press freedom organisation said. “President Abdoulaye Wade must understand that the spectacle put on by his security forces today is incompatible with a democracy.” Reporters Without Borders added: “Sud FM’s personnel must be freed at once and the authorities must provide clear explanations about their intentions and the legal mechanism that led to this disturbing mechanism. A government may have to resolve a dispute with a news media, but there is never any justification for a police raid and a lack of transparency of the kind used in Sud FM’s closure.”Sud FM’s studios in Dakar were forcibly closed at around 8:40 a.m. today by police who arrested all those present and took them to the Dakar central police station, where officers in charge refused to comment when Reporters Without Borders later contacted them.In the course of the morning, the police also arrested a TV crew working for the international station TV5 which had joined a crowd of onlookers outside Sud FM’s studios on Macodou Ndiaye Street, near the port of Dakar. The crew, consisting of reporter Mata Maïga and cameraman Cheikh Sadibou Mané, were released a short while later.The Sud FM staff has been kept incommunicado ever since their arrest. The French news agency AFP said at least 19 of them were being held at the central police station.No complaint has been filed against the radio station. But, shortly after the arrests, interior minister Ousamane Ngom insisted that there should be no more broadcasting of an interview with Salif Sadio, one of the leaders of an armed insurrection that has existed in the southern Casamance region since the early 1980s. Ngom also said on Radio Futur Média (RFM) that Sud FM had been closed “in accordance with the law, for endangering state security.”Sud FM broadcast a long interview with Sadio, the military chief of the Movement of Casamance Democratic Forces (MFDC), in which he said: “I will come home after chasing Senegal out of Casamance.” It was the refusal of Sud FM’s journalists to surrender the recording of the interview to the police that prompted the arrests, one Dakar journalist said.The Sadio interview was conducted by Ibrahim Gassama, the head of a Sud FM local station in Ziguinchor, a city in Casamance. Fellow journalists said he was being held in the city’s central police station. The interview was broadcast simultaneously by all the Senegalese radio stations belong to the Sud FM network. The head of the station in the northern city of Saint-Louis also received a summons to report to the police, while the five other local stations were closed one after the other in the course of the day. Only the Sud FM station in Banjul, the capital of neighbouring Gambia, is still operating.The Sud FM independent radio network is one of the most popular in Senegal. It is owned by the privately-owned Sud Communication and has been broadcasting since 1994. Receive email alerts The Senegalese police yesterday closed down the privately-owned radio station Sud FM after it broadcast an interview with a rebel leader in the southern Casamance region. All of the Sud FM’s staff in Dakar and the head of its local station in the southern city of Ziguinchor were detained and finally released late last night. Sud FM was also finally allowed back on the air. Follow the news on Senegal March 5, 2021 Find out more RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law News October 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sud FM allowed back on the air, staff freed January 8, 2021 Find out more Reports News November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF sounds alarm on violence against media in Guatemala

first_img News Follow the news on Guatemala RSF_en Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! August 21, 2020 Find out more June 8, 2016 RSF sounds alarm on violence against media in Guatemala Based in the eastern city of Chiquimula and host of Chiquimula de Visión, a cultural programme he had presented for the past 27 years, Víctor Hugo Valdez Cardona was gunned down on a Chiquimula street by two helmeted individuals on a motorcycle. He was also a doctor. The local police have begun an investigation.Chiquimula Journalists’ Association president Gerson Rodas said Valdez had never received any threats and that his murder could be an “attempt to intimidate all of the media in Chiquimula department.”This year’s three other broadcast journalism victims were all radio presenters. No suspects have so far been identified and the motives have yet to be determined. The three victims were:- Roberto Salazar Barahona, 32, the manager of Estéreo Azúcar. Hitmen gunned him down on 17 March in Asunción Mita, in the southeastern department of Jutiapa (near the border with El Salvador).- Winston Leonardo Túnchez Cano, a Radio La Jefa presenter who was gunned down on 8 April in a grocery in the southern department of Escuintla.- Diego Salomón Esteban Gaspar, a presenter on Radio Sembrador, who was shot by three gunmen on 30 April in the northern city of Ixcán. Radio Sembrador’s director reported last year that the station was a frequent target of harassment.“How many more journalists will have to be murdered in Guatemala before the authorities start worrying about their protection,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“The justice system must identify and try those responsible for this violence and stop the flood of murders. And, as a matter of urgency, the authorities must ratify the creation of a national mechanism for the protection of journalists that has been discussed since November 2013. Guatemala’s journalists cannot continue to work in this climate of fear and self-censorship, which has silenced many media outlets.”Armed violence is unfortunately not the only form of intimidation to which media personnel are subjected in Guatemala. The prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists said on 1 May that a total of 256 cases of threats, intimidation and aggressive behaviour towards journalists had been reported since January 2015.In a recent case, journalists with the weekly Contra Poder were the target of insults and threats on false Twitter accounts after it published a story on 22 April about fraudulent activity by former presidential candidate Manuel Baldizón. Contra Poder editor Luis Font and Asier Andrés, the article’s author, were both directly threatened on social networks.Grupo A, the company that owns Contra Poder, said such attacks and smear campaigns against its journalists have become routine since 2013. A complaint has been filed with the Office of the Human Rights Prosecutor and with the special rapporteur for freedom of expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).In a report published in March about the situation in Guatemala, the IACHR said journalists are finding it very hard to work properly, especially those who try to cover corruption and human rights. Intimidation of independent journalists and media outlets is restricting free speech, the report said.Guatemala is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index that RSF published in April. GuatemalaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence January 7, 2021 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders urges the Guatemalan authorities to move quickly to rein in the spiral of violence against journalists and provide them with lasting protection after local TV host Víctor Hugo Valdez Cardona yesterday became the fourth broadcast journalist to be killed this year in Guatemala. Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía News News May 8, 2020 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence last_img read more

The Week Ahead: Eye on U.S. Mortgage Performance Trends

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Eye on U.S. Mortgage Performance Trends The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 7, 2018 3,890 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Eye on U.S. Mortgage Performance Trends Subscribe CoreLogic Loan Insights Report report focuses on U.S. mortgage performance trends. The data gathered is based on mortgage performance health, stages of delinquency as well as transition rates from one stage of delinquency to the next. In its previous report, data revealed indicated a fall in overall US mortgage delinquency rate in August to the lowest level in more than 12 years. As of August 2018, the report found foreclosure inventory rate – which measures the share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process – was 0.5 percent, down 0.1 percentage point since August 2017. “With home-price growth building owners’ equity, and the low national unemployment rate providing opportunities for income growth, further declines in U.S. delinquency and foreclosure rates are likely in coming months,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic.CoreLogic will release its latest Loan Insights Report on Tuesday, 9 a.m. Here’s what else is coming in The Week Ahead:Black Knight Mortgage Monitor, Monday 9 a.m. ESTCarrington Mortgage Webinar, Tuesday, 10 a.m. PTMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Monitor, Thursday 8 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 2 p.m. EST Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Share Savecenter_img Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Carrington Mortgage Webinar CoreLogic Fed Balance Sheet Freddie Mac Loan Insights Report MBA Mortgage Apps Mortgage Performance 2018-12-07 Donna Joseph Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Carrington Mortgage Webinar CoreLogic Fed Balance Sheet Freddie Mac Loan Insights Report MBA Mortgage Apps Mortgage Performance  Print This Post Previous: Strong Seller’s Market Next: After the Dust Settles 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] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Cllr raises concerns about expenses for Co Cork conference

first_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – November 25, 2014 Pinterest Cllr raises concerns about expenses for Co Cork conference RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A Donegal County Cllr has expressed his opposition to a conference to be held in Cork this Friday.The conference, which all Cllrs are invited to, is entitled ‘The effects of Budget 2015.’Cllrs can claim almost €750 made up of a €65 conference fee, subsistence of €122.70 and a mileage allowance of €555.26.Independent Cllr Dessie Shiels says as far as he is concerned, the conference in Cork is a waste of taxpayers money:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/shiels.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleCSO figures show fall in average wage for Irish workersNext articleEves short listed for Billy Coleman award News Highland Homepage BannerNews Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more