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first_imgArchitects: ISA Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” United States Powerhouse / ISA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801443/powerhouse-isa Clipboard CopyAbout this officeISAOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPublished on December 24, 2016Cite: “Powerhouse / ISA” 24 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Powerhouse / ISA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 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801443/powerhouse-isa Clipboard 2016 Manufacturers: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Bailey Wood Products, Fiber FrameClient:Equinox MC, PostgreenArtist:Jenny SabinArchitect In Charge:Brian PhillipsCity:PhiladelphiaCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sam OberterText description provided by the architects. Powerhouse carefully fits a dense cluster of 31 units into Philadelphia’s Francisville neighborhood fabric, providing single family townhomes, duplexes, and two small apartment buildings that meet the needs and budgets of residents with a wide variety of living options at a range of prices.Save this picture!DiagramFrancisville is a rapidly gentrifying edge between an expanding Center City core and outlying Philadelphia neighborhoods. Development here has the opportunity to provide variety and diversity in keeping with the character of the community around it. The site strategy for Powerhouse allows infill to grow to blockfill, addressing neighborhood scale with added density and street life.Save this picture!© Sam OberterThe cluster of buildings wraps an urban corner, navigating existing buildings on a sloping site by varying typologies and scales across the block. Three existing rowhouses were integrated into the streetwall, inspiring an in-and-out jog along the sidewalk that looks to camouflage the old and new into a single zone.Save this picture!Courtesy of ISASave this picture!© Sam OberterSave this picture!SectionsPowerhouse is deeply green as architecture and as an urban block. Stormwater is completely managed by way of green roofs and rain gardens along the curb line, taking in water from the street surface. The buildings themselves are super energy-efficient with all 31 units achieving LEED Platinum certification.Save this picture!© Sam OberterSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Sam OberterThe stoop is a traditional Philadelphia condition that acts as a mediator between the public sidewalk and the private residence. This project expands on this idea with a “super stoop” – a sequence of generous entry platforms navigating grade changes, entry stairs, and basement windows, and featuring fabricated metal handrail panels designed by a local artist..Save this picture!© Sam OberterProject gallerySee allShow lessWinners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art MuseumArchitecture NewsMatthijs Ia Roi Wins Belgian Monument Competition with Museum of HospitalityArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Philadelphia, PA, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Area:  6500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Sam Oberter Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHousing•Philadelphia, United States ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Sam Oberter+ 19 Share Powerhouse / ISASave this projectSavePowerhouse / ISA Housinglast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Lead Architect: Photographs Save this picture!© Manolo R. Solis+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share SM House / Quesnel arquitectos SM House / Quesnel arquitectosSave this projectSaveSM House / Quesnel arquitectos Photographs:  Manolo R. Solis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico 2018 Carlos Quesnel Moguel Project Team:Natalia Reyes, Rodrigo Domínguez, Jorge MaderaConstruction:NEXUS ViviendaCity:MeridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manolo R. SolisRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. The proposal consists of a single-family house surrounded by nature. The project is on the north side of the city of Mérida, in an emerging context that is being activated by single-family houses, multi-family apartments, and commercial facilities. The total surface of the plot was divided in two, using one part for the house and the other one for a future project of the family. Both proposals will be connected through a terrace on the south side of the property. Save this picture!© Manolo R. SolisSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Manolo R. SolisThe dwelling activities required by the users were organized according to the relation between them and the level of privacy that each one demands, as well as by the climate of the site. The program is arranged in three volumes facing north to allow natural cross ventilation to regulate the interior temperature. The openings were defined by the sun’s trajectory aiming towards providing interior spaces with natural indirect lighting. Save this picture!© Manolo R. SolisThe volumes respond to the activities developed inside of them and are connected with the gardens. The central volume hosts the collective activities and articulates all the interior spaces through a double-height that generates two outdoor terraces, one in the ground floor and one in the upper floor. The central volume opens itself towards the back garden and allows physical and visual connections between the public interior and exterior spaces. Save this picture!© Manolo R. SolisPrivate activities are developed in the solid elements with specific openings that regulate the interaction with the different areas of the house. A sequence of courtyards on the ground floor connects private spaces with nature. Materials are a narrative of the activities that are carried out inside. The stone and concrete surfaces wrap the spaces that require privacy and glass allows visual connections between the volumes and their surroundings.Save this picture!© Manolo R. SolisSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Manolo R. SolisProject gallerySee allShow lessBending Bridges / Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey, CEDIMSelected ProjectsChã House / Pablo Pita ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Architects: Quesnel arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921029/sm-house-quesnel-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Area:  538 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Merida, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921029/sm-house-quesnel-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers: Sika, Comex, EUCOMEX, Interceramic, Pinturas Berel CopyAbout this officeQuesnel arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMexicoPublished on July 16, 2019Cite: “SM House / Quesnel arquitectos” [Casa SM / Quesnel arquitectos] 16 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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_img Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Manfred SeidlArchitect In Charge:Bettina Krauk, Monika KuchClients:ÖVW Österreichisches Volkswohnungswerk Gemeinnützige GmbHEngineering:Ronald MischekLandscape:Carla Lo LandschaftsarchitekturConsultants:Norbert Rabl Ziviltechniker GmbH; Kinderfreunde Wien; StrabagCollaborators:Monika Kuch, Vera Fischer, Daniela Stöger, Nicole MangeCity:WienCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manfred SeidlText description provided by the architects. Embedded between the striking residential towers of Harry Glück in the west and a functional housing complex in the east, the urbanistic guiding idea “In der Wiesen Ost” takes on a mediating position between two very different approaches of the creation of living space, structurally as well as in terms of content.  Save this picture!© Manfred SeidlSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Manfred SeidlThe massive volume of the “Querbeet” project, which is part of the “In der Wiesen Ost” development, is divided into several parts: the towers at the north and south ends, the slender 3-storey angled brace and a 3-storey volume with overgrown balconies, the “greenbox “. In the center of the complex, a cantilever is forming a well usable, covered outdoor area – the market square. This is where the entrance to the kindergarten is located and a pavilion that can be used as a sales stand.  The access to the exercise room and communal kitchen is also covered from here. This market square can be used as well as the common kitchen, which can be connected to the exercise room by a mobile partition wall to form a larger event hall. At the market square horizontal and vertical incisions allow views and illumination.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidlSave this picture!© Manfred SeidlThe structure of the building is reflected in the different facade solutions: The tower is designed with loggias, most of which are located at the corners of the building. Balconies with a raised side wall allow orientation to the southwest or southeast. Between individual balconies, slim concrete elements are suspended to create a second, “shelf-like” façade as a filter layer to the public space. The balconies of the “greenbox” lie behind a metal mesh as a climbing aid for the plants. The balconies are connected by horizontal elements to emphasize the privacy of the balcony zone. Both loggias and balconies offer space for plant troughs, which are provided in cooperation with GreenLab.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidlThe “querbeet” project provides a large number of different apartments. Basically there are two types of floor plans: one “classic” type and one with a central sanitary unit, offering an different spatial experience and, above all, a wide range of adaptation possibilities – from loft to family apartment. The larger apartments are mainly arranged in the towers, otherwise there are east- or west-oriented apartments in “regular” and “smart” design. The building is primarily accessed via four staircases – the two in the towers are designed as security staircases, the two middle staircases lead up to the communally used roof gardens on level 8.Save this picture!© Manfred SeidlProject gallerySee allShow lessConnemara II House / Peter Legge AssociatesSelected ProjectsThe Link Walkway / Make ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Helene-Thimig-Weg 9, 1230 Wien, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeSynn ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWienOn FacebookAustriaPublished on February 24, 2020Cite: “Querbeet Social Housing / Synn Architekten ” 24 Feb 2020. 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 Area:  28600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Querbeet Social Housing / Synn ArchitektenSave this projectSaveQuerbeet Social Housing / Synn Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934266/querbeet-social-housing-synn-architekten-zt-og Clipboard Projects 2016 Querbeet Social Housing / Synn Architekten Apartments Year:  Architects: Synn Architekten Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Austria CopyApartments•Wien, Austria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934266/querbeet-social-housing-synn-architekten-zt-og Clipboard Save this picture!© Manfred Seidl+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

first_imgLarry HolmesWW photo: G. DunkelThere is a new workers’ movement developing. It’s bold and it has revolutionary potential from the point of view of politics and ideology. What we do, along with others, can make a difference for it.First, regarding USW 8751, we have to make sure that Veolia fails to bust this great union and is forced to reinstate these courageous union leaders who have been fired and the sooner the better. Local 8751 is rare, in the company of a handful of labor organizations: Local 10 of the ILWU in Oakland/SF that helped to launch the Million Workers March movement, the Black Workers for Justice in North Carolina. Also UE Local 150, which could teach the leaders of the large unions about social unionism, about being in the community, about the solidarity they have with people outside the labor movement that makes them unbreakable in the racist, so-called right-to-work, union-busting South.We also can’t let the bourgeoisie break Local 8751 because this union is a bridge from traditional unionism to this new, potentially more revolutionary workers’ movement. They have experiences and revolutionary ideas to share that this new movement will find very valuable. It is a bridge.It’s ironic. Most of the trade unionists that we know are struggling against government at every level, against the schools being closed, against the post office being closed, against some services being shut down and hundreds of thousands of workers being fired, everywhere in every region of the world.At the same time there’s also this other struggle that’s bubbling up, and it is an offensive struggle, even if it just demands a 50-cent wage raise or the right to have a union.Fred Goldstein talked about the economic and social basis for this movement in the development of capitalism, in overproduction exacerbated by technology and organized on a global scale. We, too, have got to learn to organize globally, the sooner the better.This new workers’ movement has the potential to shoot ahead light years politically and ideologically. Karl Marx said a time comes when besides fighting the boss for a contract and some concessions, labor must organize on a class-wide basis — employed, unemployed, ­underemployed labor, especially the most oppressed, especially the most exploited — and pull everyone into the movement.Our long-run objective is the complete emancipation of the working class from capitalist exploitation and oppression.With capitalism so dysfunctional, so violently in crisis, it becomes clear that this system is no longer able to provide people’s social needs. It must be replaced by another system that is genuinely social. The movement to do this is actually coming together before our eyes.This movement started in a real way in this country with the rebellion of migrant workers in 2006. Migrant workers were key to this development and as ­Teresa Gutierrez said earlier, “Migrant labor is a ­global phenomenon.”Migrant workers are the cutting edge of this new workers’ movement. And then we saw Occupy Wall Street. And now we’re seeing the low-wage workers in a number of industries — fast food, big-box retailers, and other industries, with tens of millions of low-wage workers. Walmart has more than 2 million alone. McDonalds has another 2 million. Add all the fast-food chains and it’s something like 3 or 4 million. And then there’s the retailers — Cosco and Target.And the low-wage workers in offices, in restaurants, trapped in hot kitchens, who don’t get off work until 1 a.m., who work two shifts, and janitors, security guards, those who work in hotels, cleaning people’s shit, hospital workers. Tens of millions of workers are waking up.Their own organizationsThis movement is migrant, it’s largely women, it’s black and brown, it’s multicultural and multilingual. Some have their own organizations that are not traditional unions. The workers don’t have a contract, they’re not recognized. Whether it’s the day laborers, the domestic workers or the taxi drivers, these are important workers’ organizations in every way, just as important as the traditional unions.These organizations can’t collect dues, can’t sustain an office, can’t hire staff. What the bigger, more traditional unions have to do is give them the resources. They are in movement. The trade unions have been static. People feel they are not going anywhere; they’re shrinking. Their culture has to change.You could see a sign of this change at the AFL-CIO convention. Last night, I went on the AFL-CIO convention page. Almost every public resolution says: “We’ve got to be inclusive.”I’d like to warn the labor leaders that they must reach out to larger sections of our class, that are not in unions, young people, those who see jails more than they see jobs, those who have no future. Because the capitalists will try to use these dispossessed workers against the unions when workers are fighting to hold onto their pensions, when they’re in a union-busting situation.And the capitalists will tell the young people who have no jobs and no future, so why be for the unions? Where’s your pension? And more and more they do this. As poverty deepens on a global basis, to the extent they can get away with it, capital will try to pit worker against worker.Our question is, why doesn’t the AFL-CIO help organize a massive jobs march?You can find leaders, visionary leaders among the young people. They’re everywhere. They don’t need leadership, they need some buses. We’ll help. Maybe, in some small but significant way, all those young people who march for jobs will get into the labor movement.What distinguishes this new movement is the potential for ideological transformation and militant tactics.Low-wage workers in fast food have already attempted several strikes, first on a local basis about a year ago. And at the end of the summer they tried a nationwide strike, I think in 60 cities. Tens of thousands of workers were involved. It’s a small percentage of the total workers. However, they raised hell. People paid attention to them.What they did was give us another example of what our migrant sisters and brothers did in 2006: they held a political strike. This strike, for a right to a union and a $15 minimum wage, was a strike against the employers, it was a strike against government at every level, it was a strike against Congress. It was a national political strike. And you don’t have to bring out 50 percent of the working class or even 10 percent — 5 percent would look incredible.If our class called a strike to demand “single payer,” we’d be discussing the new health-care law in a completely different way.As a revolutionary working-class organization, we have opponents in the working-class movement. We call them social democrats, which more and more today means they see the Democratic Party as the beginning and end of everything. And they have political influence. But this new movement has the potential to transcend the political and ideological limitations of the social democrats.To do that, it needs revolutionaries who have nothing invested in the pillars of capitalist exploitation and oppression, including the government, from the city councils to the state legislatures to the U.S. Congress.Regarding the New York election, even more than Obama’s, De Blasio’s election may have raised expectations. I think that the job of the assembly movement and the job of the workers’ assembly is to deliberately create not just a left pole, but a revolutionary pole inside this new workers’ movement to counter those whose orientation is to the Democratic Party.This is a challenge for us. It’s not going to be easy. It will take work. The beginning of that work is getting into the movement, getting down in the trenches.Calling another general strikeUnlike some of the workers, the low-wage workers are concentrated, the stores are everywhere, they are across the street from each other. They’re in the community. They’re downtown, or by a school, thousands of them. Workers all go to these stores.Logistically it is easy for a mass movement to support these workers’ right to organize and get $15 an hour. For so long the capitalist offensive on a globalized basis has been atomizing the workers. But as Goldstein said, the conditions of production pull the low-wage workers together and make them accessible. Also, wherever their struggle is, it will affect millions of people who are not working at these retail stores that are everywhere.They’re again calling a general strike for $15 an hour and a union. Black Friday, the day after the racist holiday, it’s a big shopping day and workers are shutting down some Walmarts. That’s the first step. December 5 is supposed to be the big day for a nationwide strike for low-wage workers.At our last Assembly Movement meeting in New York, we decided to try to organize serious strike support for this action. We hope it reverberates on a national level wherever possible.We are going to come up with a meaningful way to support this strike. These brave workers can get fired. They are getting fired and sometimes they are struggling back and getting rehired. It’s an intriguing and fluid dynamic and we should help them.Also, the Saturday before Dec. 5, which is Nov. 30, in our office at 147 West 24th Street here in Manhattan, we will convene a “Solidarity with Low-Wage Workers Assembly” to organize support for Dec. 5. We hope to bring together people from OWS and the “Stop and Frisk” movement to sit down with us and figure out how we can all support this courageous strike of low-wage workers in New York. And I hope you take this back to your cities and try to do it yourself.If we’re in these struggles, and we are able to erect this revolutionary pole, it will help workers everywhere no matter what their circumstances are. Workers of the world, unite!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgFormer National Football League player Colin Kaepernick made history in August 2016 when, during the playing of the national anthem, he refused to stand, in order to protest brutal police killings of Black people across the U.S. Kaepernick, then a 28-year-old quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers, had led his team to the Super Bowl in 2013.  Colin Kaepernick Kaepernick’s bold action became an inspiration for other athletes to follow, one that continues today. It also drew the wrath of NFL team owners, who to this day have collectively refused to rehire the talented free agent.  However, Kaepernick’s voice could not be silenced.Kaepernick published an essay on Oct. 6 entitled “The Demand for Abolition,” which called for the abolition of police and prison systems.  This article launched a new four-week series called “Abolition for the People – the Movement for a Future Without Policing and Prisons.” The project was created in partnership with Kaepernick Publishing and the Medium publication LEVEL, which builds on traditions of organizing for Black freedom.The “Abolition for the People” website states that the project “will publish 30 stories from organizers, political prisoners, scholars, and advocates — all of which point to the crucial conclusion that policing and prisons do not serve as catch-all solutions for the issues and people the state deems social problems.”The article continues: “Not only do police and prisons fail to make us safer, but reform has only strengthened their most toxic ingrained practices. The only answer is abolition, a full dismantling of the carceral state and the institutions that support it.” (tinyurl.com/y3vvz4rm)Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essay is vitalAn essay by Mumia Abu-Jamal, U.S. political prisoner and world-renowned journalist, will appear Oct. 26 on that website, which already includes contributions by Dr. Angela Davis, Dr. Ameer Hasan Loggins, political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz, and his son, Russell Shoatz, III. Also posted are articles by LGBTQ essayist Kenyon Farrow, immigrant rights activists Cynthia Garcia and Cristina Jiménez Moreta, Indigenous organizer Morning Star Gali, and Kimberlé Crenshaw, who is credited with coining the term “intersectionality.”The inclusion of Abu-Jamal’s writing in this project comes at a critical time. His current legal appeal, initially filed in 2016, has been bogged down since Feb. 24,   when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted a “King’s Bench” petition, initiated by the Fraternal Order of Police, requesting a change of venue in the case.Issues of police brutality and the power exerted by police organizations like the Philadelphia FOP over the U.S. judicial system are central to Abu-Jamal’s case. The fight to win his release continues after nearly 39 years of unjust incarceration.Abolish the police and prisons!In his essay, Kaepernick writes: “It’s been four years since I first protested during ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ At the time, my protest was tethered to my understanding that something was not right. … Unconsciously, my critique of police terrorism was fastened to a reformist framework. My want for accountability focused on the cops receiving convictions and punishment, not acquittals and paid vacations. But I had missed the larger picture.”The essay continues: “Ultimately, I realized that seeking reform would make me an active participant in reforming, reshaping, and rebranding institutional white supremacy, oppression, and death. This constant re-interrogation of my own analysis has been part of my political evolution. … Reform, at its core, preserves, enhances, and further entrenches policing and prisons into the United States’ social order. Abolition is the only way to secure a future beyond anti-Black institutions of social control, violence, and premature death.”Kaepernick asserts: “Another world is possible, a world grounded in love, justice, and accountability, a world grounded in safety and good health, a world grounded in meeting the needs of the people.” He concludes: “Abolition now! Abolition for the people!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further Organisation News RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown center_img News May 28, 2021 Find out more August 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Activist freed after being held against her will in psychiatric hospital for six weeks Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today on learning that Larissa Arap, a member of the opposition United Civic Front, has been released from the Apatit psychiatric hospital near Murmansk where she had been held against her will since 6 July.“Our thoughts go out to Arap and to her friends and family,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Psychiatric hospitalisation is regulated by laws that must be respected if the rule of law is to be maintained,” the press freedom organisation said. “It was illegal to hold Arap in a psychiatric hospital because she did not pose a danger to herself or her family. This case is sadly reminiscent of an era when punitive psychiatry was common.”Elena Vasilyeva, the United Civic Front’s representative in Murmansk said a doctor told her Arap was to be discharged when she made her daily visit to the hospital yesterday. Her colleagues link her forced hospitalisation to the interview she gave for an article entitled “Madhouse” in the 8 June issue of the newspaper March Nesoglasnikh (March of the Dissenters), in which she criticised the treatment of children in psychiatric hospitals.At the request of Russian human-rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin, an independent assessment of Arap’s condition was carried out. It confirmed the diagnosis that she required treatment, but said she could receive this at home and there were no grounds for keeping her in hospital.The president of the Independent Psychiatric Association, Yury Savenko, said he feared punitive hospitalisation could become more common following the adoption of the law on extremism.————————————————————30.07.07Journalist and opposition activist said to have been forcibly interned in psychiatric hospitalReporters Without Borders voiced alarm today on learning that Russian journalist and opposition activist Larissa Arap was interned in a psychiatric hospital earlier this month in unclear circumstances.“It would be outrageous and utterly unacceptable if this journalist has been forcibly interned because of her activism or her articles,” the press freedom organisation said. “The authorities must quickly clarify the circumstances of her internment, which raises fears of a return to the dark hours of the Soviet regime when internment in psychiatric hospitals was used to silence dissidents.”According to Elena Vassiliyeva, the head of the Murmansk branch of former world chess champion Garry Kasparov’s United Civil Front, Arap, 48, was arrested on 6 July in a clinic in Murmansk where she had gone for a medical examination to obtain a driver’s licence.Arap wrote an article about the treatment of children in psychiatric hospitals in the Murmansk region that appeared in the 8 June issued of the newspaper published by Kasparov’s “March of the Dissenters” movement. Based on interviews with parents, it argued that certain psychiatric practices verged on torture. It criticised the use of electroshock in particular.Possibly because of the article, it appears that when she went to the clinic for the medical examination, she was recognised by a doctor who called the police. Following her arrest, she was transferred to a psychiatric hospital 150 km outside Murmansk.A spokesman for the regional governor said it was impossible that someone could be hospitalised nowadays in Russia for political reasons or because of their professional activities. “I completely rule out the idea that it is a case of political repression,” he said. “There is no persecution of opponents. Everyone can express their point of view. It is absurd.” Follow the news on Belarus News June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img News July 29, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian journalists under fire On 23 July, Israeli security forces arrested Raya TV correspondent Mahmoud Abu Khdeir, at his home in the Shuafat neighborhood in East Jerusalem. According to MADA, the Palestinian Centre for Media and Development, the journalist was scheduled to appear in an Israeli court on 28 July. On 21 July, freelance photographer Amjad Arafa was wounded in the shoulder near Al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem, and received emergency treatment. A BBC Arabic correspondent was attacked the same day by an Israeli private citizen. Firas Al-Khatib, was in the midst of a live broadcast from the Gaza border when the Israeli physically and verbally attacked him in full view of the camera. A member of the TV crew intervened to protect the journalist.Meanwhile, Israel is going beyond its military censorship procedures to exert control over program content. The Israeli Broadcasting Authority prohibited on 24 July the broadcast of a spot produced by B’Tselem, an Israeli NGO, which listed the names of 150 children killed in Gaza.B’Tselem had been trying to prompt a debate in Israeli society over attacks on civilians, especially children. The IBA decision to prohibit broadcast of the spot in Israeli was based on the content, which was deemed “politically controversial.” B’Tselem announced that it would appeal to the Supreme Court of Israel to overturn the broadcast ban. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Follow the news on Palestine May 16, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalistscenter_img Following 22 days of a conflict in which 1,100 Palestinians as well as 47 Israeli soldiers and three civilians have been killed, the Israeli Defence Forces at dawn on 29 July, bombed the headquarters of Al-Aqsa TV, the Hamas channel, located in the Nasser neighbourhood, northeast of Gaza City. Despite the destruction of some equipment and material, the station continued broadcasting via clandestine studios.Forty-five minutes later, the Hamas radio station, Al-Aqsa, came under fire. Located in the Al-Shourouq building, in the Rimal neighbourhood of downtown Gaza City, the station went off the air after the attack. No employees were wounded.The building houses a number of media bureaus, many of them damaged. The offices of Al-Aqsa TV in Burj Al-Shourouq had been hit by Israeli rocket fire two days earlier, on 27 July.As the IDF Operation “Protective Edge” proceeds, a rocket hit the 15th floor of the building in Burj Al-Shurouq, in the Al-Rimal neighbourhood of Gaza City, that houses the station, according to Sa’ad Radwan, the station’s director general. The attack caused considerable physical damage including the destruction of some station equipment.Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns direct fire on the Hamas broadcast stations. The fact that media serve as propaganda organs does not justify making them a military target, RWB said. An expert committee formed by the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia, to assess the NATO bombing campaign of 1999, specified that a journalist or media organization is not a legitimate target merely because it broadcasts or disseminates propaganda.“Attacks against civilian targets constitute war crimes and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions,” Christophe Deloire, the secretary-general of the press freedom organization said during “Pillar of Defence,” the 2012 IDF operation in Gaza. “Those responsible must be identified.”On 24 July, Abdurrahman Abu Hina, a programming staffer at Al-Kitab TV, was killed during Israeli bombing on the Al-Shuja’iya neighbourhood of east Gaza, where he was visiting family. The attack killed 60 people in all, including the journalist’s brother and grandfather, who had been in the family home. On 23 July, Saber Ibrahim Nour Eddine, a photographer for Deutsche Press-Agentur, a German press agency, was wounded by shrapnel from a mortar fired by the IDF while covering, alongside colleagues, the removal of bodies from Al-Shuja’iya. He was taken to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City where he received emergency treatment. The day before, Sakher Madhat Abou Al-Aoun, a journalist for AFP, a French news agency, was wounded in the face from Israeli missile fire, near Al-Shifa Hospital.Violence in Israel and the West BankWhile the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip is the major focus of events, the people of many West Bank cities are infuriated by toll inflicted by “Protective Edge.” Nine Palestinians in all have been killed in the West Bank, six of them on 25 July alone, which had been dubbed a “Day of Rage.” Many others were wounded.Palestinian journalists were among the injured. On 26 July, journalist Rami Al-Khatib, as well as Moaz Mish’al, a photographer for Agence Anatolia, a Turkish press agency, were wounded by rubber bullets while covering confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli troops in Beit El, north of Jerusalem. The day before, journalist Thaer Abu Baker was wounded by Israeli gunfire in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.Nader Beibars, producer of the daily “Good Morning Jerusalem” program on Palestine TV, was hit by a rubber bullet in the Wadi Al-Joz neighourhood of Jerusalem on 24 July. The same day, other news professionals were also wounded. Among them were Zakkariyya Al-Salhi, editor at Ramsat Co., and Shadi Hatem, a photographer for Raya FM, who were hit by Israeli fire as troops were trying to break up a Palestinian demonstration at the Qalandia border checkpoint in north Jerusalem. 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first_img May 8, 2020 1,126 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Social distancing can’t separate professionals from connecting, as the mortgage servicing industry will come together on May 14 for the Legal League 100’s Virtual Servicer Summit. Industry leaders will converge digitally to unpack the latest critical regulatory changes, COVID-19 updates, and proactive strategies“If we are learning anything during these new working conditions, fluidity and flexibility are important,” said Roy Diaz, Managing Shareholder for Diaz Anselmo Lindberg, P.A, and Chair of the Legal League 100. “The [Legal League] 100 Virtual Summit fits perfectly into the ‘new normal’ and will be a terrific opportunity to deliver meaningful information while we shelter-in-place.”Among the panelists participating include, Christopher L. Carman, Litigation and Compliance Counsel, BSI Financial Services; Candace Russell, VP Post-Sale, Carrington Mortgage; Ryan Bourgeois, General Counsel—Partner, BDF Law Group; and John A. Dunnery, VP, Government Loan Servicing, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC.Also, William R. Emmons, Lead Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will provide the afternoon keynote.“Now more than ever it is vital that leaders within the mortgage servicing industry come together to not only discuss the challenges, but more importantly, solutions during these trying times,” said Lindsay Wolf, Director of Membership Operations for Five Star Global.Some of the topics to be discussed include eNotes and eMortgages, regulatory changes within the industry, and how COVID-19 has impacted businesses across the nation.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:NAR Q1 Metro Home Prices (May 12)Banking Committee Hearing (May 12)DS5 (May 11, 13, 15) Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Freddie Mac Transfers Risk on $140.7B in Mortgages Next: Servicer Response and Reaction to Natural Disasters in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Tagged with: the week ahead Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: The Virtual LL100 Servicer Summit Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago the week ahead 2020-05-08 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: The Virtual LL100 Servicer Summitlast_img read more

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – November 23, 2020 Pinterest Google+ A man’s due in court today charged after drugs worth almost 200 thousand euro were seized in County Sligo.The discovery was made by gardai during the search of waste ground in Cranmore on Saturday.Cocaine worth almost 178 thousand euro, cannabis with a value of over 13 thousand euro, and ecstasy worth 5 thousand euro, were found.The man’s expected to appear before Sligo District Court this morning. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleNumber of assaults on Gardai increased last yearNext articleGovernment meet today to discuss festive restrictions News Highland Man due in court over Sligo drugs probe Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_imgCatLane/iStock(WESTERVILLE, Ohio) — Girl Scouts aren’t just knocking on doors any longer to sell cookies — they are getting more creative.Amory Vargo is well on her way to meeting her goal of selling 2,020 boxes of cookies and earning a free week at Girl Scout camp thanks to her video cover of Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” to help sell her cookies.The 9-year-old from Westerville, Ohio, is about halfway to her goal her mom, Samantha Vargo, told “Good Morning America.”Amory makes a video to sell cookies each year, she said, but this year’s has been the most successful. It has over 100,000 views on YouTube so far.“She’s a really creative kid,” Vargo said. “The video allows her to showcase that while selling cookies.Amory got her start in Girl Scouts as a Daisy and made her way up to being a Brownie. Now, she’s a junior. Her mom said Girl Scouts has been a wonderful experience.“She’s built friendships with wonderful kids and has had great experiences, like zip lining, she might not have otherwise had. And the service projects, she just can’t get enough.”Her “Truth Hurts” cover took about two weeks to create, her mom said. Originally. Amory was going to go with “Old Town Road” but couldn’t quite get the lyrics to work.The Lizzo choice, her mom said, “is really fun and playful. She loved putting her spin on it.”Amory loves all the positive comments on her video., her mom said. You can track her progress here.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more