Kooshk House / Sarsayeh Architectural Office

first_img Lead Architect: Manufacturers: Novawood, BNJ. KNX, Sangvareh Stone Behnam Sefidi CopyAbout this officeSarsayeh Architectural OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanIranPublished on September 21, 2017Cite: “Kooshk House / Sarsayeh Architectural Office” 21 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?旋转建筑体块,创造‘小自然’ Kooshk House / Sarsayeh Architectural Office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 Kooshk House / Sarsayeh Architectural Office Photographs Area:  470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Isfahan, Iran Iran “COPY” Houses Kooshk House / Sarsayeh Architectural OfficeSave this projectSaveKooshk House / Sarsayeh Architectural Office+ 23 Sharecenter_img Year:  2017 ArchDaily Photographs:  Farshid Nasrabadi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Assistant:Hengameh AkbariContractor:Mohammad Ehsan Bayanzadeh, Farhad BahramipourStructure:Mahmoud Najafi AlmousaviClient:Mojtaba LotfiCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Being far from nature perhaps is one of the bitter phenomenon in nowadays modern lives. Living in spiritless and compact apartments evokes the need of keeping in touch with nature and being far away from cities chaos. The small city of Kooshk on the west side of Isfahan and the and its surrounding beautiful gardens are always a good choice for experiencing a desirable lifetime.Save this picture!Floors PlansSave this picture!Section AIn this project, our client wanted to build a new house on the old structures remained in his garden, for two main goals:•  Experiencing a life on the nature neighborhood.•  Build a suitable place for weekends gathering and spending time with friends.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiSo in first steps of thinking, the client’s enthusiasm for nature led us to destroy the borders between inside and outside of the house. But because of the garden situation and client’s demand to keep inside totally safe from outside visual dominance, especially in ceremony times, it was not possible to have the maximum transparency in all times.Our solution for solving this conflict had two parts :•  Continuity of nature from outside to the inside of the house.•  Having some flexible facades.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiTherefore while being inside nature our house has a small nature inside! And it can open its closed face partially or entirely to the outside whenever it is needed. The main geometry of building’s volume is a result of a rotation between garden main direction and entrance direction. As the house tries to turn its face toward guests while entering to say welcome!Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiAnd we had no better place inside than the conjunction of house two main direction for emplacing our small nature and creating our KooshkKhaneh’s heart.(KooshkKHane : Kooshk House)Project gallerySee allShow lessExhibition: Scaffolding at Center for ArchitectureExhibitionNouvelle AOM Wins Competition to Redesign Paris’ Tour MontparnasseArchitecture News Share Projects Architects: Sarsayeh Architectural Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880080/kooshk-house-sarsayeh-architectural-office Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880080/kooshk-house-sarsayeh-architectural-office Clipboardlast_img read more

Read More →

House Kirishima / n.yamada architect & associates

first_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Lead Architect: Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940915/house-kirishima-nyamada-architect-and-associates Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen, Nemetschek, Aica Kogyo Company, FONTE TRADING, IOC Flooring, KYOEI LUMBER, NIHON KEISOUDO KENZAI, NIHON MTECS “COPY” Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi Nakamichi+ 25Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyHouses•Miyazaki, Japan ArchDaily Year:  House Kirishima / n.yamada architect & associatescenter_img Japan House Kirishima / n.yamada architect & associatesSave this projectSaveHouse Kirishima / n.yamada architect & associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940915/house-kirishima-nyamada-architect-and-associates Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officen.yamada architect & associatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiyazakiOn FacebookJapanPublished on June 23, 2020Cite: “House Kirishima / n.yamada architect & associates” 22 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 Yamada Nobuhiko Area:  162 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniCity:MiyazakiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi NakamichiText description provided by the architects. If you combine all functions in one volume, the scale will be too large for the surrounding towns and buildings. Also, there was a request to clearly separate public and private, although it is one building as a whole, it was designed to look like two buildings with different characteristics. The finish, details, and scale are varied so that each can be felt in a different place.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi NakamichiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi NakamichiIn addition, the deck and the garden can be considered as extensions of the room, and the garden with different characteristics can be seen from each room. We aimed for an integrated design including garden and architecture. The living buildings can be set up as a place for independent living under a single square hipped roof, and the deck can be regarded as a living space. The first floor of the private room building has a semi-public space for guests, a library, a music room, and a lavatory space.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi NakamichiSave this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi NakamichiThe second floor has a private room and a minimum washroom space exclusively for families. We designed it so that you can see various places from each room and feel where your family is anywhere. We aimed at a moderately open architecture that was not overly enclosed while creating a garden.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi NakamichiProject gallerySee allShow lessMINIMOD Catuçaba / MAPASelected ProjectsMLC Nicholas Learning Centre / McIldowie PartnersSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Nacasa & Partners Inc. / Atsushi Nakamichi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2014 Architects: n.yamada architect & associates Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Read More →

National survey of volunteering and charitable giving revealed

first_img Howard Lake | 11 September 2007 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Cabinet Office has published the results of a survey ‘Helping Out: A national survey of volunteering and charitable giving’ which examined how and why people engage in formal volunteering, and what they think of their experiences. It also looked at how and why they give money to charity, or what stops them.More than 2,700 people in England were interviewed, and most had given to charity in the preceding four weeks, most commonly through a collecting tin or buying raffle tickets. Almost half said they had increased the amount they gave since 2000 and just over a third gave more often. Around two thirds had heard of Gift Aid, but only a third had made use of it. Advertisementcenter_img Although almost all volunteers said that their efforts were appreciated, nearly a third said their volunteering could be better organised and that there was too much bureaucracy. Around 60 per cent of those interviewed had volunteered in the past 12 months, and most cited benefits of volunteering such as satisfaction from seeing the results, a sense of personal achievement and the opportunity to meet people and make new friends. National survey of volunteering and charitable giving revealed 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.last_img read more

Read More →

Community Fair launches donated gifts auction site

first_imgCommunity Fair launches donated gifts auction site 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. Tagged with: auction Digital Community Fair launches new charity website, providing fundraising opportunities to good causes. Community Fair is a new charity raising funds through the sale of unwanted items donated online. As well as a charity raising funds for good causes Community Fair also offer the opportunity for other charities with similar objectives to fund raise through their website.Community Fair is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving community life and social well-being. They aim to provide facilities, services, financial support and more to good causes that assist those in need within the community as well as charitable projects that improve the lives of communities as a whole.Their principle fundraising source is through their online price drop auction, selling donated second-hand items. They are also making this service available to other charities for free through their partnering program. Donating or purchasing items is very simple and unlike conventional online auctions, purchases can be made instantly.To find out more about Community Fair or learn how they can help your charity raise funds then visit their website atwww.communityfair.org .Contact : Paul Rosewarne, [email protected], 0845 338 3008Notes about Community Fair : Community Fair is a not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to improving community life and social well-being. Their principal method of fund raising is through their online charity auction. Howard Lake | 16 March 2012 | News  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Read More →

Don’t have a ride to the polls? No problem.

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Twitter What we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some What we’re reading: Now he wants a tour Cruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat Twitter Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Linkedin Katie is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Lake Oswego, Oregon. When she is not in class or reporting you can find her watching college football, coaching Special Olympics or giving a campus tour. Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ What we’re reading: The results are in Katie Carter Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Facebook FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo people arrive for early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, N.C. Companies aren’t required to shut down on Nov. 6, for the election, but many give their staffers paid time off to go to the polls , 44 percent, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resources Management, a trade group. Small business owners who wonder what to do should first check their state and local laws. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Previous articleNational expectations match Dixon’s for No. 20 TCUNext articleElection Day enthusiasm doesn’t match early voting Katie Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printDo you plan on voting today? If so, Uber, Lyft or Lime will take you there.According to Pew Research Center, 3 percent of all registered voters in the 2016 presidential election didn’t vote because of issues with transportation.Three percent doesn’t sound like a lot, but that is approximately 15 million people that were registered to vote, but didn’t.This year, ride share companies won’t let transportation problems be an excuse. Lyft, Uber and Lime are offering discounts on Election Day travel.You can look up your polling place here, and request a ride to go vote before 7 p.m. tonight.Lyft is offering a 50 percent discount for riders headed to the polls on Election Day.Senior political science major Meredith Kuykendall doesn’t think transportation is to blame for turnout rates, but lack of motivation. “I think the biggest challenge people face on Election Day is finding the time to go vote,” she said.Lyft is offering 50 percent off or up to five-dollar-off rides across the country.Uber is providing ten dollars off a single ride to the polls. Enter the code “vote 2018” to the most updated version of the app to get the discount.Uber is providing ten-dollars-off for voters headed to the polls on Nov. 6.Voters can also hop on a bike or scooter from Lime. Unlock a free trip by entering the code “lime2vote18” in the app. Lime has rides in more than 100 U.S. cities. Your free ride will last for up to 30 minutes, plenty of time to make it to and possibly from your polling location.“It’s a good idea, but I’m not sure how effective it will be in the grand scheme of things,” Kuykendall said. “Most people I know who went to vote today went with friends or in groups.” ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts last_img read more

Read More →

Recovery ongoing as media coverage shifts away from hurricane

first_imgTwitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Linkedin ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Linkedin Hurricane Michael hit Florida near Mexico Beach on Oct. 10 in the afternoon. – Photo courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Twitter TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Facebook printHurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida panhandle October 10 and while coverage has moved out of the national spotlight, students and faculty with ties to north Florida said the cleanup and recovery will be a long process.Michael, the third-strongest storm to make landfall in the United States, is expected to cost $4.5 billion, according to CoreLogic, a corporation that provides consumer, financial and property data.  Unlike Hurricane Harvey, which swamped the fourth-largest city in the country in August 2017, Michael hit multiple small cities and towns. As of Oct. 30, 45 people have died as a result of the storm, according to Insurance Journal. When other events are occurring around the same time as a hurricane, coverage of the storm is more segmented and typically lacks a connection to a larger system at work, such as climate change, said Kathleen Culver, an assistant professor and the James E. Burgess chair in journalism ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Culver said she predicted there will be additional coverage one year after the hurricane hit. Dr. Laura Bright, the chair of the department of strategic communication, said her mother evacuated her home the day before Hurricane Michael hit the area. Her cinder-block home was not destroyed, but there were limbs and debris in her yard, Bright said.Bright said journalists cover the storms when they are approaching land and right after they make landfall, but then they start reporting on new events. About eight miles east of Panama City Beach lies Panama City, which Bright said was the more damaged of the two. She said while debris and power outages were common in Panama City Beach, in Panama City, a Sam’s Club was destroyed.“I think these storms are difficult to deal with,” Bright said. “The thing that people tend to forget is it’s a very long road to come back from these things.” Senior communication studies major Clark Whitley said Bainbridge, Ga., where his father commutes to work every day, was damaged by the hurricane. Whitley said his father’s employees lost their homes, and some of them had nowhere to evacuate. “Can you imagine living in Georgia, and then you wake up the next day — your whole community’s gone?” Whitley said.    Whitley’s connection to areas impacted by the hurricane goes beyond family and business; his girlfriend lives in Mexico Beach, Florida, which Hurricane Michael destroyed almost completely. Whitley said the foundation of his girlfriend’s house remained intact, but her neighbors lost their homes and possessions.“I definitely have seen some lives changed forever,” Whitley said.Whitley said churches and local organizations and residents are providing aid to the damaged communities but that the nation as a whole might give additional help if the national media were to cover the situation more. “It has been kind of disappointing to see how little this hurricane has been publicized,” Whitley said. This map shows how Hurricane Michael affected areas of Florida connected to members of the TCU community and their families. (Map courtesy of Google Maps; Thinglink by Renee Umsted) TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students + posts Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Facebook Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Fires rage and tempers flareNext articleTemperature will continue to drop Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Renee Umsted TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Read More →

Foreign journalists not welcome in Venezuela

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on President Nicolas Maduro’s government to stop blocking the international media’s reporting in Venezuela. In recent months, the obstruction has included expulsions, the seizure of material and equipment, and outright censorship. to go further The latest victims include two Brazilian journalists – Record TV reporter Leandro Stoliar and cameraman Gilzon Souza de Oliveira – who were deported last month while investigating an offshoot of Brazil’s Petrobras scandal – suspected corruption involving the Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht and state agencies in Venezuela.They were quickly arrested by the Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia (SEBIN), the Venezuelan government’s intelligence and counter-espionage agency, were held for ten hours and were subjected to several heavy-handed interrogation sessions in which they were called “state terrorists” and were threatened with being imprisoned “for ever.”“I felt like a prisoner, like a criminal,” Stoliar later said, after their material had been seized and they had been sent back to Brazil, via Peru.Journalists turned back on arrivalMore than 20 journalists and media workers of at least nine different nationalities have been denied entry at Maiquetía international airport (20 km north of Caracas) since last August. The official grounds have been violation of immigration regulations and other bureaucratic pretexts. Most of these expulsions have occurred in the days preceding the major street demonstrations that the opposition has been organizing in Caracas.In the run-up to a big protest on 1 September, five Al Jazeera TV journalists, including Teresa Bo, Lagmi Chávez and John Holman, were expelled the day after they arrived. Marie-Eve Detoeuf, a reporter for the French daily Le Monde, was told that she was “non-admissible” because she did not comply with immigration rules. Colombian journalists César Moreno of Radio Caracol and Dora Glottman of Caracol TV, and US reporters John Otis of NPR and Jim Wyss of the Miami Herald also suffered the same fate.Three Peruvian journalists working for the Mexican TV channel Televisa – Ricardo Burgos, Leonidas Chávez and Armando Muñoz – were sent home shortly arriving on 26 October with the aim of covering a major anti-government demonstration. Rodrigo Abd, an Argentine photographer with the Associated Press, was also denied entry the same day.Joshua Partlow, a reporter with US and Canadian dual nationality working for the Washington Post, was denied entry a few days later on the grounds that his work visa was not in order, although he had visited Venezuela repeatedly during the preceding months.When Bernard de la Villardière, a French reporter for the M6 TV channel, arrived on 11 December with a five-member crew (four French journalists and a Swiss cameraman) to do a report on daily life in Caracas, they were escorted back to their plane without explanation. As their press visa applications had been refused, they had come on tourist visas.Finally, Aitor Sáez, a Spanish journalist working for German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, was expelled on 22 January without any explanation.“We find it hard to believe that all these foreign journalists were expelled simply because they failed to comply wth the bureaucratic requirements,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau.“The lack of grounds or inconsistency of the reasons given by immigration officials for denying access creates a climate of uncertainty and constitutes a threat to freedom of information. In the grave economic and political crisis that Venezuela has been experiencing for more than a year, the work of journalists, and especially foreign journalists, is vital and should not be blocked by the Venezuelan authorities on any pretext.”Humberto Márquez, the head of the Foreign Press Association (APEX), told RSF that airport officials often act “in a discretionary manner.” Sometimes they object to the lack of receipts for professional equipment. At other times, they say that Venezuela’s ministry of communication and information (MINCI) was not notified by the consulate of the journalist’s country. All official information about foreign journalist accreditation is available on the MINCI website.The lack of a receipt was used to expel Kay Guerrero, a US-based Venezuelan journalist working as a producer for CNN, when she arrived with her cameraman, Peter Kavanagh, on 28 August, just three days before the big protest on 1 September. Their equipment was seized on arrival at the airport and the only way for them to recover it was to leave immediately.CNN stripped of local signalA chain reaction from the Venezuelan authorities ensued when CNN en Español broadcast a major report on 6 February about an alleged passport-for-cash racket operated out of the Venezuelan Embassy in Baghdad that implicated Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami.President Maduro publicly accused CNN on 12 February of “manipulating” the facts and of waging a propaganda war against his country. He added: “CNN, get out of Venezuela, get out!”CONATEL, the state telecommunications agency, complied three days later, on 15 February, by suspending CNN’s local signal without warning, putting an end to the news channel’s broadcasting in Venezuela.This act of censorship was widely condemned by the Venezuelan media. It was also criticized by the Organization of American States, which called it an attack on freedom of expression, democracy and the Venezuelan people’s right to information.RSF points out that back in December 2015, foreign reporters who wanted to cover that month’s parliamentary elections had to sign a good conduct pledge to avoid the withdrawal of their accreditation.Venezuela is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation June 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News August 25, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abusesMedia independence PredatorsFreedom of expression March 21, 2017 – Updated on March 22, 2017 Foreign journalists not welcome in Venezuela Follow the news on Venezuela VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abusesMedia independence PredatorsFreedom of expression Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Receive email alerts News January 13, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Read More →

Newsweek journalist Sami Yousafzai released

first_img Help by sharing this information June 3, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newsweek journalist Sami Yousafzai released Afghan journalist Sami Yousafzai, who works for the US magazine Newsweek, was freed on 2 June after being held in secret in Pakistan since 21 April 2004. Before being released from a jail in Miranshah, in the North Waziristan tribal region, he was reportedly obliged to “confess” before a traditional assembly (jirga).Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) welcomed his release but regretted he had been held secretly in violation of Pakistani law. It also called for information about the fate of a taxi driver, Mohamed Salim, who was with him when he was arrested.The deputy administrator of North Waziristan told the French news agency Agence France-Presse he had had a phone call from the capital, Islamabad, ordering Yousafzai’s release. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders when he arrived in Peshawar that he had lost hope he would be freed. He said he had been held for 20 days by military intelligence agents in Peshawar but had not been tortured.Lawyer Kamran Arif had filed a writ of habeas corpus with the Peshawar High Court on 13 May on behalf of Yusafzai’s mother. The court ordered provincial and federal authorities to charge the journalist before 8 June or release him.Pakistani security forces arrested Yousafzai from Newsweek on 21 April in the Pakistani tribal areas while he was travelling with American reporter Eliza Griswold, who was later expelled from the country.They did not have the special permission demanded by the Pakistani authorities since the start of the Pakistani military offensive against armed Taliban and al-Qaeda groups in the Wana area of South Waziristan. No foreign journalist has been able to travel with permission to the region. However dozens of journalists from the tribal areas and Pakistani reporters have been able to work there. Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alerts News PakistanAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img RSF_en News April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Read More →

Government action needed to tackle Limerick power disconnections

first_imgTHE Government has been asked to address the alarming rise in the number of gas and electricity disconnections in homes across Limerick.New figures released by the Energy Regulator show that nationally, more than 20,000 homes had their electricity or gas cut off last year because they cannot pay their bills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Limerick Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea, this signals a ‘growing crisis’ among lower and middle-income families who have recently found unable to pay their basic bills.“Last year alone, there was an 82% increase in homes that had their gas supply cut off. In addition to this, 14,650 households across the country had their electricity disconnected. The fear is that those numbers will be much higher again this year as homeowners are hit with property taxes and families suffer yet more cuts in state support,” Deputy O’Dea said.“How serious does this have to get before the government starts to take notice?”, he asked.“I have spoken to many Limerick families who have always paid their household bills without fail, but have recently been unable to cope with extra taxes, cuts in child benefit, cuts in maternity benefit, cuts to the Back to School allowance and other state supports, increases in education costs and often crippling mortgage debt.“The pressure on ordinary families seems to be growing month on month. On top of everything else, property tax bills will double next year and water charges will follow. Something has to give.“The very least the government can do is ensure that basic household bills, like gas and electricity, are affordable. Fianna Fáil has repeatedly called on Minister Pat Rabbitte, who has responsibility for the energy sector, to take more of an interest in spiralling energy costs for households and to raise concerns with the Energy Regulator.“Electricity prices rose by 9% last year, with gas prices increasing by 12%. The onus is on Minister Rabbitte and the Regulator to put real solutions in place to help customers in genuine difficulty”, Deputy O’Dea added. Previous articleLimerick venue for national art exhibitionNext articleMore UPC jobs for Limerick Editor Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGovernment action needed to tackle Limerick power disconnectionsBy Editor – June 10, 2013 721 TAGSdebtelectricityfeaturedfull-imagegas disconnectionWillie O’Dea center_img Twitter Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebook Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Read More →

What to watch as Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial kicks off

first_img WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins on Tuesday, a solemn proceeding that will force lawmakers to relive the violent events of Jan. 6 as House Democrats prosecute their case for “incitement of insurrection.” The nine Democratic impeachment managers for the House, which impeached Trump last month, argue that he alone was responsible for inciting the mob of supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the presidential electoral count. Lawyers for Trump argue that the trial is unconstitutional and say the former president was exercising freedom of speech when he told his supporters to “fight like hell” to overturn his defeat. The arguments against conviction are expected to be persuasive with Senate Republicans, most of whom have signaled that they will vote to acquit. The trial is expected to last into the weekend and possibly longer. It will begin midday Tuesday and could go late into some evenings. What to watch as the trial kicks off: FIRST, AN EFFORT TO DISMISS Tuesday’s proceedings will begin with a debate to dismiss the trial before it even begins. Trump’s lawyers have argued the trial is moot now that Trump is out of office, and 45 Senate Republicans have already voted once to move forward with an effort to dismiss the trial on those grounds. The Senate will debate the constitutionality of the trial for four hours on Tuesday and then hold a vote on whether to dismiss it. The effort to dismiss is expected to fail, allowing arguments in the trial to begin on Wednesday. Democrats point to the opinion of many legal scholars — including conservatives — who say the trial is valid under the Constitution. They point to an 1876 impeachment trial of a secretary of war who had resigned and note that Trump was impeached before he left office. Trump’s lawyers dismiss that precedent and say language in the Constitution is on their side. WEDNESDAY: ARGUMENTS BEGIN The House managers will present their arguments first, beginning Wednesday. Each side will have up to 16 hours, running no more than eight hours per day. The Democrats are expected to try and take advantage of the senators’ own experiences, tapping into their emotions as they describe in detail — and show on video — what happened as the mob broke through police barriers, injured law enforcement officers, ransacked the Capitol and hunted for lawmakers. The carnage led to five deaths. The impeachment managers have argued that the mob subverted democracy and that Trump was “singularly” responsible for their actions after months of falsely saying there was widespread fraud in the election. They will appeal to Senate Republicans to vote to convict after most of them criticized Trump in the wake of the riots, with many saying he was responsible for the violence. There was no widespread fraud in the election. Election officials across the country, and even then-Attorney General William Barr, contradicted Trump’s claims, and dozens of legal challenges to the election put forth by Trump and his allies were dismissed. It appears unlikely, for now, that there will be witnesses at the trial. But the managers can ask for a Senate vote on calling witnesses if they so choose. TRUMP’S TEAM HITS BACK Defense arguments are likely to begin Friday. In their main filing with the Senate, Trump’s lawyers made clear that they will not only argue against the trial on process grounds, but also present a full-throated defense of Trump’s actions that day and why they believe he did not incite the riot. While the Democrats are expected to appeal to the senators’ emotions, Trump’s lawyers have signaled they will try and tap into raw partisan anger. They repeatedly go after the Democrats personally in the brief, describing their case as a “selfish attempt by Democratic leadership in the House to prey upon the feelings of horror and confusion” and another example of “Trump derangement syndrome” after four years of trying to drive him out of office. The lawyers argue that Trump’s words “fight like hell” did not mean to literally fight, that the rioters acted on their own accord. A (LESS) CAPTIVE AUDIENCE As they were last year, at Trump’s first impeachment trial, senators are expected to listen to every word of the arguments before they cast their votes. But this trial will look a bit different than the last one due to COVID-19 restrictions. To protect against the virus, senators don’t have to be stuck at their desks for the entirety of the trial, and will be allowed to spread out in the upper galleries or watch a video feed in a room just off the chamber. REPUBLICANS TO WATCH Five Republican senators voted with Democrats two weeks ago not to dismiss the trial on constitutional grounds. Those senators so far appear the most likely to vote to convict Trump. The five senators, all of whom have harshly criticized the president’s behavior, are Susan Collins of Maine, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Democrats appear to have little chance of persuading 17 Republicans to find Trump guilty, the minimum number that they would need for conviction. But some GOP senators who voted in favor of the effort to dismiss, such as Rob Portman of Ohio and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, have said they are coming into the trial with an open mind. Democrats are likely to focus, too, on senators who are retiring in 2022 and will have less to lose politically if they vote to convict. In addition to Toomey and Portman, also retiring are Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby and North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr. ——— Associated Press writers Lisa Mascaro and Eric Tucker contributed to this report. Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Previous articleGlobal Antacid Market Forecast to 2027: COVID-19 Impacts by Dosage Form (Tablet, Liquid, Others), Drug Class (Proton pump inhibitors, H2 Antagonist, Acid neutralizers) & Distribution Channel – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal Animal Genetics Market Forecast to 2027 by Product (Poultry, Porcine, Bovine, Canine), Material (Semen and Embryo), and Services (DNA Typing, Genetic Trait Tests, Genetic Disease Tests) – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support What to watch as Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial kicks off Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsUS News WhatsApp TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

Read More →