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first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ENGLAND WENT careering towards the corner and flew round it against Australia. I have seen many false dawns before, mostly from England, but they rarely come when a side has beaten the world’s second best team, Australia by a whopping 17 points.And the truth is it could have been much more as England spurned at least three cracking chances to score more tries.(Watch the Highlights at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/9177377.stm)In the past England have based such stunning victories as this on their powerful scrum but against Australia there were only seven scrums and five of them resulted in either free kicks or penalties.They showed some of the most adventurous play ever seen at Twickenham.Many in the 80,000 crowd had to rub their eyes when Ben Youngs attacked from behind his own line at the start of the second half. He dummied Quade Cooper and found Courtney Lawes deep in his 22. Lawes drew two defenders and sent Chris Ashton on an 85-metre run to the line. Stunning!England once again (following the game in Perth) targeted Quade Cooper and ran everyone at him. He came out second best.In Youngs they have also found a world-class player.Youngs was the clear man of the match but significantly six other England players had their best performances under Martin Johnson: Tom Palmer, Mark Cueto, Chris Ashton, Tom Croft, Dylan Hartley and Shontayne Hape. If a coach can get that sort of performance he will always be leading a winning side.The tempo Youngs brings to the match, allied with the pace of players like Ashton and Foden makes it work for England.Johnson has also found an inspirational captain in Lewis Moody, who did so much to help galvanise his team.And in Toby Flood a goalkicker who can now move into Jonny Wilkinson’s boots.James O’Connor missed kick after kick for the Wallabies while Flood slotted all nine of his for 25 points, a record for the fixture.The only alarm bells for England came in the way Kurtley Beale strolled to his two tries. Beale is one of the most talented players of his generation so perhaps they shouldn’t be too hard on them.England still can’t match New Zealand and it remains to be seen whether they can produce a different performance to beat South Africa but make no mistake the corner has been officially turned!The match also proved that referees can no longer officiate in matches on their own. Craig Joubert had little or no idea what was going on at the scrum and he should be embarrassed with a Test match in which the first five scrums were not competitions.Australia clearly had no interest in an arm wrestle with England – tough! The referee should have forced them to have one or awarded penalties and yellow cards. But Joubert’s performance, which followed Jonathan Kaplan’s shocker in the Australia v Leicester game prove they need help on the field. One referee for set pieces and another of the rest has to be the way forward as not even the top referees can cope any more.This threat to the game and it is definitely a threat must be stamped out immediately otherwise why not pick back row forward as props so they can maraud around the field.England (16) 35Tries: Ashton 2 Cons: Flood 2 Pens: Flood 7Australia (6) 18Tries: Beale 2 Cons: O’Connor Pens: O’Connor 2England: Foden; Ashton, Tindall (Armitage 62), Hape, Cueto; Flood (Hodgson 78), Youngs (Care 54), Sheridan (Wilson 67), Hartley (Thompson 70), Cole, Lawes, Palmer (Shaw 71), Croft, Moody, Easter (Fourie 78). Australia: Beale; O’Connor, Ashley-Cooper, Giteau (Barnes 59), Mitchell, Cooper, Genia (Burgess 48), Robinson (Slipper 55), Moore, Alexander, Chisholm (Mumm 57), Sharpe, Elsom, Pocock, McCalman (Brown 58).Att: 80,002last_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From AAAState officials say most – if not all – Florida gas stations have gasoline again. Late last week, Floridians swarmed the pumps, topping off their tanks and filling gas cans in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. The surge in demand left many gas stations on empty, but it appears things have stabilized. Click here to view current gasoline price averages AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) National$2.577$2.578$2.591$2.721$2.835$2.895$2.97 (5/26/2018)$4.11   (7/17/2008) TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleDorian still pounding Bahamas; could begin its journey to Florida and the southeast todayNext articleHow do hospitals know what to do when hurricanes approach? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! “Fortunately, Dorian has moved so slowly that it allowed plenty of time for Floridians to get gasoline, and gas stations to be resupplied,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Now comes more of the waiting game. Most of Florida’s ports on the east coast are or will be closed soon, which means no gasoline coming in or out of those ports. In the meantime, gas stations will rely on tanker trucks to make gasoline deliveries from terminals like Orlando and Tampa, until the storm passes. Statewide, gasoline supplies are still good. Gasoline deliveries will continue to be made as long as conditions are safe. The governor has approved law enforcement escorts for tanker trucks when necessary.”Florida gas prices have held relatively steady since a state of emergency was declared on Thursday.  Since that time, Florida gas prices have averaged $2.44 per gallon. However, drivers likely noticed a 7 cent bump earlier in the week – before the state of emergency – which was likely due to retailers’ expectations of higher demand for the Labor Day holiday.Labor Day gas prices did end up being the lowest for the holiday since 2016. Florida drivers are paying 36 cents per gallon less than last year’s holiday, which amounts to a savings of nearly $5.50 for a full tank of gasoline.Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer travel season. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, summertime gas prices in Florida averaged $2.54 per gallon – 23 cents per gallon less than last summer. The primary cause for lower prices at the pump this summer were lower crude oil prices, driven strong US production and concerns that global demand cannot keep pace.Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.55), Panama City ($2.54), Tallahassee ($2.50)Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($2.39), Jacksonville ($2.41), Punta Gorda ($2.41)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.comState and metro averages can be found here The Anatomy of Fear Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.About The Auto Club Group The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago2019 High(YTD)2018 HighRecord High Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Florida$2.443$2.447$2.367$2.532$2.797$2.795$2.92 (5/25/2018)$4.08   (7/17/2008) Georgia$2.402$2.405$2.416$2.592$2.695$2.735$2.84 (5/27/2018)$4.16   (9/15/2008) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907045/hercule-2001 Clipboard CopyAbout this office2001OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMondorf-les-BainsLuxembourgPublished on December 04, 2018Cite: “Hercule / 2001” 04 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Maxime Delvaux+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: 2001 Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907045/hercule-2001 Clipboard Manufacturers: AGC, Berker, Bulthaup, Keller, SchücoSave this picture!© Maxime DelvauxRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Named after local hero John “Hercule” Gruen for its robust strength, the volume emerges fiercely from the ground like the tip of an iceberg: the stepping of the plot, a residual portion of land situated between an old farm-house and a suburban villa, drove the design, breathing a strong sense of grounding into the site.Save this picture!ConceptSave this picture!AxoRather than working against the topographical constraint, the natural context helped to determine the layout of the home’s three levels as they step down the slope. The basement gathers all the technical functions, including the garage; the entrance, the wardrobe, the laundry room, the fitness & spa area, the wine-cellar and the kitchen, as well as the dining-room and the living area, both of which are arranged in a single space of 14 x 6m, and open completely on the south-west side via a patio.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxThese dimensions are repeated on the upper two floors, which accommodate the bedrooms and bathrooms. Designed according to an essential aesthetic, they are included in a compact volume that represents the only visible part of the building from street level. In this way, the architects attained maximum privacy and minimized the building’s visual impact over ground.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Maxime DelvauxSave this picture!1st floor planDifferent approaches define the façades. To the south, a blind béton brut wall works as a beam for the upper two floors, in order to prevent the need for a column in the living room, while the north elevation presents punctual openings onto the garden, framing different landscape elements through furniture-windows. The east and west façades, oriented towards the street and the garden, are treated as curtain walls with a solar protective glass. Reflecting both suburban and landscape contexts, the house blends in with its surroundings.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxThe radicalism of the project is further expressed through the lack of finishing: “The project results in a multifaceted artefact, an architectural bastard, dealing with the context complexity and defining vital spaces for a young family in the 21st century”, asserts Philippe Nathan, founder of 2001.Save this picture!Cross sectionSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionOnly the main structural elements are visible, and are enhanced through the use of formwork or sanding. The resulting austerity, which is unusual for contemporary domestic standards, underlines the essence of the project: the minimal quality of the interiors fosters a relationship with the context. The design facilitates the appropriation and the application of timeless architecture by its users in their daily lives.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxProject gallerySee allShow lessAlvaro Siza’s Iberê Camargo Foundation Through the Lens of Ronaldo AzambujaArticlesSustainable Startup Beats out BIG, Henning Larsen for a New Eco-Village in CopenhagenArchitecture News Share Luxembourg Projects Hercule / 2001Save this projectSaveHercule / 2001 CopyHouses•Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg 2018center_img Area:  446 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Maxime Delvaux Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Hercule / 2001 Photographs “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913957/nubes-house-vrtical Clipboard Mexico Nubes House / VrticalSave this projectSaveNubes House / VrticalSave this picture!© Enrique Marquez Abella+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913957/nubes-house-vrtical Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Architects: Vrtical Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Area:  827 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Nubes House / Vrtical Houses Projects Collaborators:Arelly BlasCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Enrique Marquez AbellaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Nubes is a single family house in Pedregal (a neighborhood known for its modern houses). Save this picture!© Enrique Marquez AbellaSave this picture!IsometricSave this picture!© Enrique Marquez AbellaWith the help of the different materials, their cuttings and the different skylights, we tried to make a house whose sequence of spaces were always surprising and introspective.Save this picture!© Enrique Marquez AbellaProject gallerySee allShow lessGrant House / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLos Angeles Architect Francois Perrin Passes AwayArchitecture News Share Lead Architects: Luis Beltrán del Río, Andrew Sosa Photographs:  Enrique Marquez Abella, Luis Beltrán del Río CopyAbout this officeVrticalOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on April 03, 2019Cite: “Nubes House / Vrtical” [Casa Nubes / Vrtical] 03 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_imgManufacturers: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Alspec, Boral, Breezway, Caesarstone, Daikin, Designer Doorware, Dulux, Immergas, Interia, Laufen, Masson for Light, Qasair, Stylite Cascade House / Atelier Red+BlackSave this projectSaveCascade House / Atelier Red+Black Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Australia CopyAbout this officeAtelier Red+BlackOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on November 12, 2019Cite: “Cascade House / Atelier Red+Black” 12 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Sonia Sarangi, Michael Smith “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Atelier Red+Black Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928195/cascade-house-atelier-red-plus-black Clipboard Design Team:Sonia Sarangi, Michael Smith, Chelsea DoorneEngineering:Keith Patrick & AssociatesProject Consultants:Metro Building SurveyorsCollaborators:Kleev HomesCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This is a project for a young family of four. At its core, it explores two themes – “identity” and “what is enough?”. As recent immigrants, this project is strongly shaped by our client’s cultural background. Growing up they were surrounded by brick architecture, which has an extensive history in South Asia. It’s chameleon-like ability to be skin, brise-soleil, thermal mass, ornament and monumental – are the reasons it almost entirely covers the new addition. The project allowed us to explore a bigger conversation – how to change the typical suburban approach to a brief. With Australian homes being the second-biggest in the world, it’s time to re-think our approach to suburban homes. Too often we are asked “How much space can we get?”. We wanted to flip that on its head with “How much space do we really need But changing the question, we ended up with a built volume nearly 70% smaller than what local regulations would have allowed! This “think small” approach was one that was informed by the original home and driven by the clients.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsBuilt during the second world war- at a time of material shortages- it is austere and originally had only 4 rooms in total. Along with a large backyard, this was considered adequate for a typical family of four. Whilst austere on the outside, the home had flashes of exuberance internally that was loved. Inside were ceilings filled with radiating art-deco motifs and hand plastered lace-like walls. We wanted to extract these hidden moments of joy and bring them outside. Hence, we super-sized a slice of the Art-deco ceiling onto the western elevation using corbelled brick details and a Flemish bond pattern. This facade of the extension is intentionally quite solid to provide thermal mass, but due to the larger side setback also ends up being the ‘public face’ of the extension. By choosing a white painted finish, we were able to choose a cheaper grade of brick highlight the texture and movement of light across this brick facade during the late afternoon.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Peter BennettsThe other key element is the prominent roof forms. What started off as a playful inversion of the existing ended up being a celebration of the most functional role of a roof -to provide shelter by re-directing rainwater away. This function is rarely expressed and usually hidden. We chose to make this evident through the rain-chain and with an oversized projecting gutter – which is where the name Cascade House is derived from. The clients love gardening and their proximity to a local creek; their brief was to feel surrounded by foliage and have an element of water in the design. It is a home wrapped by a wall of the landscape on three sides and minimal paving so that the site still remains 50% permeable to rainwater and minimizes any urban heat island effect.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe design creates little moments of delight- the changing light of day and a feeling of expansion (in spite of being in the inner-city). The brick bris-soleil creates a moving pattern of sunlight that rises from the table to the wall and provides a visual shorthand for the time of day (like a sundial). The main bedroom fenestrations are such that when lying in bed, all one sees is a slice of sky.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe end result is a home where the spaces are modestly scaled but possess a richness in detail that conjures delight and provides a joyful backdrop to family life.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessDavid Basulto and Varvara Melnikova on Internet and EducationInterviewsBridgelife Neighborhood Park / Lab D+HSelected Projects Share 2018 Houses Projects Cascade House / Atelier Red+Black Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928195/cascade-house-atelier-red-plus-black Clipboard “COPY” Area:  155 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

first_img October 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Eritrea Organisation The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul (Gambia) on April 7 Receive email alerts January 13, 2021 Find out more In an appearance before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights yesterday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) drew attention to the European Union’s irresponsibility as regards Eritrea and urged the Commission to take action. In return for the 200 million euros offered to Eritrea under a development programme for 2016 to 2020, the EU should have demanded information about the fate of the 15 or so journalists who have been held incommunicado since 2001. The journalists, who include Dawit Isaak, have been held without charge or trial and have not been allowed the right to visits or to speak to a lawyer. RSF urged the Commission to give them its special attention, in the spirit of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration. News AfricaEritrea Protecting journalistsInternational bodies ViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ RightsBanjul, GambiaPublic Session / Human Rights Situation in AfricaApril 2016Statement delivered by Reporters without Borders (Swedish Section)“ Respected Commissioners, State representatives, fellow NGO-members.I come to you somewhat embarrassed of being a citizen of the European Union.This experience further underlines the very importance of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and of the Human Rights work which is done on this continent.Some months ago the European Union decided to give Eritrea 200 million euro in Development aid 2016-2020.That is the root of my embarrassment.For years Eritrea has been last of all countries on Reporters without Borders’ Press Freedom Index.And according to the Committee to Protect Journalists Eritrea is the hardest censored country in the world.As the Commission is well aware my fellow Swedish citizen and colleague Dawit Isaak is among the journalists imprisoned since 2001 in Eritrea. He and his colleagues have never been given a trial. They have not even been charged with a crime.As a European citizen and activist for Freedom of Expression I had expected the European Union to bring his case up with the Eritreans when negotiating those millions in aid.By pointing to the case of one of its own citizens the EU could then have pushed for all the other journalists in detention too.I wrote to ask the European Commission what they did.Their reply was shameful.They had not even mentioned Dawit Isaak’s name in the negotiations with Eritrea. Let alone the names of all his incarcerated colleagues.I say this amounts to abandoning them.The EU did not stand up for Freedom of Expression.That’s why I am embarrassed.This underlines why your role, Respected Commissioners, is so crucial. Before you there is the case of Dawit Isaak. If EU does not help him and his colleagues, you can.Another source for inspiration is the Windhoek Declaration from 1991. That African conference laid the very fundament of what is now celebrated as the International Day of Press Freedom, 3 May.In the 57th session in November last, the representative of Eritrea, replied to us and to East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders. His statement demonstrates the difficulties in this issue. The Eritrean representative branded Dawit Isaak, Seyoum Tsehaye and their colleagues as so called journalists. That is a strange observation as numerous articles, books, films and photographs by Dawit and Seyoum have been published. Seyoum Tsehaye was even head of national Television in Eritrea.The representative went on to say that that none of the detained have been imprisoned for using their Freedom of Expression.Well, they have never been charged with anything. And they were imprisoned when the Government closed all independent media overnight in 2001. That is indeed a full frontal attack on Freedom of Expression.The burden of evidence rests fully with the Eritrean authorities.The journalists are denied their right to see a lawyer. They are kept in isolation. The authorities will not say where. Dawit Isaak has been imprisoned for almost 15 years. His family – now living in my country – have not been allowed to see him since.I would underline that this detention is in violation of numerous African and international conventions.Eritrea has denied the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council entry. They have denied entry to the Council’s Commission of Inquiry.A more positive note is that Asmara reportedly accepted a visit by another UN Committee not long ago. Because there certainly needs to be an opening to save the lives of those detained.I wish to finish by quoting from the statement by the Special Rapporteur given to the Human Rights Council in March about why so many unaccompanied minors flee Eritrea. A major factor beside the indefinite national service, she reported, is those children’s fear and I quote of “arbitrary detention for exercising fundamental freedoms such as freedom of expression or religion”.If not the EU, you do represent a hope there.Thank you “ April 14, 2021 Find out more RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decisioncenter_img April 8, 2016 RSF appears before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights News Reports News AfricaEritrea Protecting journalistsInternational bodies ViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case RSF_en to go further Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_img May 5, 2021 Find out more News Mexico is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Piñuelas worked for several regional media including the Televisora del Pacífico TV channel, the Regional de Sonora newspaper and the Agencia ICE news agency. He also had his own online news outlets,Zarathustra Prensa and El Shock de la Noticia, in which he covered general news and crime, MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence “In the states that are hit hardest by corruption and organized crime, journalists are always more vulnerable and exposed to reprisals. The Mexican government needs to take stock of the scale of this violence and take courageous decisions in order to end the persecution of journalists, which has tragic consequences for Mexican society in its entirety.” Help by sharing this information The latest victim was Israel Vázquez Rangel, 31, a journalist who covered crime for El Salamantino, a local online news outlet in Salamanca, in the central state of Guanajuato. He  died of his injuries on 9 November, a few hours after being shot by two unidentified men who were probably waiting for him when, acting on a police tip-off, he went to the place where human remains had reportedly just been found. He was also a photographer and, according to the Sonora prosecutor’s office, had worked as a security guard in addition to his journalistic activities and had been preparing to become a deliverer in the fast food sector. Reports Organisation “We urge both the local and federal authorities to shed all possible light on these execution-style murders and to prioritize the hypothesis that the victims were killed in connection with their work as journalists,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. November 11, 2020 Three journalists murdered in ten days in Mexico Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policiescenter_img MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence News Fuente: Twitter/ La Verdad Two journalists meanwhile sustained serious gunshot injuries when police used force and opened fire to disperse a feminist demonstration on 9 November in Cancún, in the southern, Caribbean-coast state of Quintana Roo. They were Cecilia Solís of the Diario de Quintana, a regional newspaper, and Roberto Becerril of the news website La Verdad. Two other journalists, Santiago Rodas of the news agency Quadratín and Selene Huidrobo of Sipse TVCUN, were roughed up by police. May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by a sudden acceleration in the spiral of violence in Mexico, with three journalists murdered in the space of ten days, bringing the total number of journalists killed this year to eight. Canal 6 programme director Raymundo Chagoyán told RSF that Alba was “a quiet man who never had any problems with anyone.” He was also the spokesman of the Ciudad Juárez Technology Institute and had previously worked for other local media. In his Canal 6 news programme, he often covered violent crime and local political corruption. to go further Arturo Alba Medina, 49, a journalist who anchored the main news programme on Canal 6, a TV channel owned by the Multimedios Televisión group in Ciudad Juárez, in the north-central state of Chihuahua, was shot dead by two gunmen as he drove away from the TV studios on the evening of 29 October. RSF_en Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Jesús Alfonso Piñuelas Montes, 43, a freelance journalist also known as “El Norris,” was gunned down on the evening of 2 November while travelling by motorcycle in Cajeme, a district in Ciudad Obregón regarded as one of the most violent and dangerous places in the entire northwestern state of Sonora. News The five other journalists murdered this year in Mexico were Julio Valdivia Rodríguez, Pablo Morrugares, Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez, Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos and Maria Elena Ferral Hernández. At least ten journalists were killed in connection with their work in 2019 in Mexico, making it the world’s deadliest country for the media. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saylast_img read more

first_img February 26, 2021 Find out more After being held incommunicado for nearly four weeks, reporter Abdul Ilah Haydar Shae and cartoonist Kamal Sharaf were transferred on 12 September to Sanaa’s political security prison, which is controlled by the intelligence agencies.According to their lawyer, Abdelrahman Barman, they are being held in extremely harsh conditions, their medical condition is critical, and their families have still not been able to see them. Reporters Without Borders calls for their immediate release.Shae and Sharaf were abducted by police in Sanaa on 16 and 17 August respectively, amid an increasing tendency on the part of the authorities to use violence against journalists (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-two-journalists-held-incommunicado-04-09-2010,38…).———-4.09.2010 – Two journalists held incommunicado for more than two weeksMore than two weeks have gone by without any news of reporter Abdul Ilah Haydar Shae and cartoonist Kamal Sharaf since their arrests in Sanaa on 16 and 17 August, which have been followed by an increase in cases of violence against journalists. “It is unacceptable that the authorities have said nothing about the fate of these two journalists, who were arrested by the security forces,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge President Ali Abdallah Saleh to have them released. International law regards holding detainees incommunicado as forced disappearance. We also very disturbed by the surge in violence by the security forces against journalists.”An Al-Qaeda specialist who works for the Saba new agency, Shae was arrested at his home at the end of the daily Ramadan fast on the evening of 16 August. Heavily-armed police in bullet-proof vests surrounded the house, fired warning shots and then stormed inside. Shae was beaten and insulted in front of his family before being taken away in handcuffs. All of his personal documents were seized.He was previously arrested by three plain-clothes men on 11 July, when he was interrogated for six hours by intelligence officials about statements he had made on Al Jazeera about Al-Qaeda’s activities in Yemen.Sharaf, who works as a reporter for the website Al-Joumhouriya and as a cartoonist for the website Al-Jazeera Nat, was arrested on 17 August in Sanaa. For more information about these arrests: http://en.rsf.org/yemen-arbitrary-detention-of-two-24-08-2010,38198.html.Journalists who were staging a sit-in in solidarity with Shae and Sharaf outside the attorney-general’s office on 26 August were attacked by soldiers. Hassan Abd of Al-Hurra TV was beaten when he refused to hand over his camera to the soldiers, who tried to arrest him. Soldiers also manhandled Nawal Kabassi when trying to confiscate her mobile phone, which she was using to take photos. Various human rights organisations organised a demonstration in support of the two detained journalists outside the president’s office on 1 September. The journalists and activists who took part demanded not only their release but also an investigation into the violence used by the security forces at the time of their arrest. During the demonstration, the security forces prevented cameramen working for Al Jazeera and Al-Hurra from filming and threatened to open fire on them. Seven people were briefly detained. Follow the news on Yemen Organisation to go further RSF_en September 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists held incommunicado resurface in political police cells YemenMiddle East – North Africa Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months YemenMiddle East – North Africa News News Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Receive email alerts News News Other cases of violence against journalistsAli Hassan, a reporter for the Al-Sahwa website, and two other journalists, Abdel Wassi’ Rajih and Samir Nimr, were insulted and attacked by a postal service security guard when they went to cover a protest by postal employees against mismanagement in the service in Hajjah on 31 August. The guard drew his gun and aimed it at the journalists and tried to confiscate their equipment. Hajjah’s governor said the incident would be investigated.Military police attacked Abdel Hafez Mou’jib as he was photographing a police operation outside the offices of a charity in Al-Hudaydah, a province to the southwest of the capital, on 22 August.Around 25 journalists were arrested by soldiers on 22 August in Harf Sufyan while on their way to cover a peace conference in the northwestern city of Sa’dah at the invitation of local leaders. They were escorted to Jebel Aswad, where they were released on the president’s orders a few hours later but were unable to continue to Sa’dah for the conference. February 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Previous articleFatality in AbbeyfealeNext articleDeath mask of Daniel O’Connell presented to OPW Meghan Brosnan Travel photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comDEPUTY Jan O’Sullivan is hoping to bring the seaside to Limerick with a new proposal that would see a man-made beach in the city centre.The Labour Party TD put forward the idea when asked if she could add one amenity to the city, what would it be.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan“I have thought about this for a while and decided to go with a beach. Limerick is the one Irish city that is not near the sea so I think we should copy Paris and put a man-made beach right in the city,” explained Deputy O’Sullivan.Although it may seem far-fetched, the idea of a man-made beach is already a reality with a similar structure developed in Paris in 2002.The Paris-Plages or “Paris Beaches” is a plan run by the office of the mayor of Paris that creates artificial beaches each summer in the heart of the city along the river Seine.“I just thought I would suggest something a bit different. Cities like Paris have done it, and it has been a success there. I know we don’t have the same weather as Paris but I think because Limerick is far from any beaches it could be a good idea.“I wouldn’t particularly be picking a spot but one place people swim already is down by the Curragower. I don’t think it is beyond the realms of possibility to have a safe and enclosed area where people could swim,” she added. Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list NewsCommunityBringing a beach to LimerickBy Meghan Brosnan – August 26, 2019 1855 TAGSCommunitydevelopmentLimerick City and CountyNewsrecreation center_img Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print Twitter Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more