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7 pm start for IPL night games!

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – November 30, 2017 Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry TAGSBCCIIPLIPL Governing CouncilIPL Media rightsRajeev ShuklaStar India SHARE Cricket Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Cricket Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway take Kiwis past 50; NZ 51/0 (26.3 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter CricketBCCIIndian premier leagueLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Cricket The night games in the Indian Premier League may have an early start from the coming season.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has proposed to start the second header for the day at 7 pm, an hour earlier than the previous seasons when the late matches would start at 8 pm. The board is awaiting a nod from host broadcaster Star India. Previous articlePCB sends legal notice to ICC over Pak-India cricket seriesNext articleOne Championship promoter meets PM Modi Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineThe proposal for the early start, floated at the IPL Governing Council by chairman Rajeev Shukla, got an instant approval from the franchisees. “It was just a thought (starting game at 7pm) and everyone welcomed it but first we need to speak to the broadcaster and take their nod. We will work on modalities then. There have been many centers where travelling is a major concern. All the issues were discussed and we all thought to start the game but early,” Indian Express has quoted  Shukla as saying.However, the final implementation will be subject to an approval from Star India. The Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Media-owned broadcaster has acquired the IPL media rights for an awe-inspiring INR 16,347.5 Crore for the 2018-2022 five-year cycle.The 8 pm games often go past mid-night and the viewership is often declined even as the excitement builds up towards end. If the 7 pm start gets a green signal from the broadcaster, the afternoon games too might see an early start at 3 pm, instead of the conventional 4 pm.Meanwhile, the IPL GC has cleared the proposal to allow a mid-season player transfer on the lines of European Club football. The IPL Chairman said that the idea that was welcomed by all franchises.Also read: IPL 2018 may see mid-season player transfers: Report“Every IPL owner agreed to have this in the forthcoming season. It will give chance to those players who are good but are not getting opportunities to be part of playing XI of any IPL side. We are having an IPL governing council meeting soon to finalize all these points,” Shukla added.Shukla though maintained that everything will have to be approved by Star India, the host broadcaster.  The IPL governing council is scheduled to meet in New Delhi on December 5. 7 pm start for IPL night games! YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsored Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Football Formula 1 BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know last_img read more

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El cruce de la fe, la Iglesia Episcopal y la…

first_imgEl cruce de la fe, la Iglesia Episcopal y la política Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Por Pat McCaughanPosted Oct 15, 2012 Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] Según se dice, por lo menos 1.500 predicadores de un extremo a otro de la nación desafiaron deliberadamente las normas de los impuestos federales al respaldar a candidatos políticos desde el pulpito el pasado 7 de octubre.Y luego estaba el Rdo. Canónigo Ed. Bacon, rector de la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos [All Saints] en Pasadena, California, que desafió a los desafiadores a partir de su propia experiencia.“El Domingo de la Libertad de Púlpito” es un empeño que la Alianza en Defensa de la Libertad empezó hace cuatro años para provocar un proceso a fin de desafiar las normas de la Superintendencia de Contribuciones (IRS por su sigla en inglés) que prohíbe a las organizaciones exentas de impuestos respaldar a candidatos políticos.Bacon, cuya iglesia eludió exitosamente una objeción de la IRS a su estatus de exención de impuestos, llamó al Domingo de la Libertad de Púlpitos “un movimiento mal concebido que confunde la libertad de púlpito con la política partidaria”.“Los predicadores que le dicen a usted por quien votar y que se convierten en instrumentos del partidarismo han renunciado por consiguiente a su libertad de evaluar proféticamente a todos los candidatos y a todos los partidos valiéndose de la plomada de la casa del amor”, dijo Bacon en comentarios que publicó en YouTube.Otros que hablaron con Episcopal News Service respecto al cruce de la fe, Dios y la política concuerdan en que el papel de la Iglesia debe ser profético, no partidario.Mary Getz dijo que la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal y la Red Episcopal de Política Pública, para las cuales ella es funcionaria de base y de comunicaciones por Internet, ayudan “a que los episcopales se mantenga activos en el proceso democrático de nuestra nación al proporcionarles información actual acerca de las legislaciones que debate el Congreso y acerca de las resoluciones de la Convención General relacionadas con las mismas.“En un año de elecciones, recordamos, alentamos y apoyamos la plena participación de los votantes”, afirmó ella en un correo electrónico a ENS.Por ejemplo, una pregunta que aparece en la boleta de Maryland pide que el estado rechace la reciente Ley DREAM estatal que permite a estudiantes indocumentados pagar la matrícula como residentes del estado. “La Iglesia Episcopal aprobó una resolución este verano de apoyo a la Ley DREAM, de manera que resaltaremos esto cuando le enviemos un recordatorio de votación a los miembros de la Red Episcopal de Política Pública en Maryland”, dijo Getz.La obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, dijo a ENS que “Jesús estuvo profundamente interesado en el proceso político en su propio tiempo, y que cuestionó a las personas que le rodeaban, así como a las autoridades romanas y religiosas, acerca de la injusticia, la violencia y la explotación”.“Nuestra tarea como cristianos siempre consiste en explorar de qué manera los procesos y las decisiones políticas que se nos presentan pueden ayudar o dificultar la venida del Reino de Dios en nuestro medio”, añadió. “¿Parece tener en cuenta una propuesta sobre impuestos a ‘estos mis hermanos más pequeños’? ¿Significa una decisión política mayor justicia para los ‘pequeñitos’? ¿Parece que un candidato tiene mayor interés que otro en los problemas fundamentales de justicia sobre los cuales Jesús habló más?”Y si bien personas de buena fe “pueden llegar a diferentes conclusiones respecto a este asunto”, la calidad del diálogo y la manera en que se lleva a cabo deben también tomarse en cuenta, afirmó la Obispa Primada.El Rdo. Bob Massie dijo que la fe inspiró su candidatura y el modo en que organizaba sus campañas políticas para vicegobernador en 1994, y para el Senado de EE.UU. dos años después. Él decidió postularse al cargo en parte porque “el diálogo público es tan deprimente y pesimista… [y] acerca del bienestar social, de los impuestos, no acerca de la posibilidad de lo que las personas pudieran hacer juntas en comunidad”.“Para mi sorpresa, gané la primaria demócrata” para vicegobernador, dijo Massie  durante una entrevista telefónica reciente, aunque fue derrotado en la elección general. Él abandonó la candidatura al Senado.Aún activo como sacerdote, sirve en la actualidad como presidente y director ejecutivo del Instituto de la Nueva Economía, un comité de expertos con sede en Barrington, Massachusetts, cuya misión es promover una economía justa y sostenible.Para él, la fe no significa una campaña negativa ni ataques personales a los adversarios políticos, lo cual, en su opinión, es diferente de decir la verdad.“Si señalo que el Congreso, y particularmente la Cámara de Representantes controlada por el Partido Republicano, estaba tratando de negarle el seguro de salud a 50 millones de estadounidenses, algunas personas podrían percibirlo como un comentario negativo”, dijo él. “Pero es un comentario verídico. Parte de mi responsabilidad como ciudadano y como candidato era hablar sobre lo que era cierto, pero no contemplaba atacar a alguien por razones personales”.Lo que no debe hacer el clero, agregó, es evadir los problemas públicos.“Vivimos en un mundo que sigue siendo grotescamente injusto y controlado por fuerzas poderosas que deben ser denunciadas”, afirmó. “En segundo lugar, estamos en camino de destruir el planeta, y las generaciones venideras se preguntarán por qué la gente de fe no se levantó para objetar esta autodestrucción en cámara lenta. Es una parte fundamental de la fe de uno y de la de cualquier comunidad cristiana tomar en serio los problemas públicos, comprometerse con ellos, discutirlos a la luz del Evangelio y luego proceder en consecuencia”.Sin embargo, dada la complejidad de la política local de  Baraboo, Wis., Stephanie Seefeldt y su marido Scott, el rector de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church], han contraído “un compromiso claro de no incurrir en ninguna conversación política que pudiera hacerle pensar a la gente una cosa u otra respecto a nosotros y a nuestra Iglesia” debido a la complejidad de la política local, dijo ella en un correo electrónico a ENS.La opinión política de la congregación recorre toda la gama, desde ultraconservadores a ultraliberales, agregó. “Mi imagen preferida es la del Prius cubierto de calcomanías de Obama estacionado junta al Expedition con [la consigna] de ‘¿Cómo funciona para ti eso de la esperanza y el cambio?’”.No obstante, su marido “pone un gran empeño en elevar el nivel del discurso desde el púlpito y realiza una gran labor, de manera que lo que él insta a la congregación a hacer es honrar a Cristo y los unos a los otros, sin que importe la opinión política”.El obispo Alan Scarfe de la Diócesis de Iowa está de acuerdo en que la capacidad de la Iglesia de tener “un diálogo lleno de gracia” puede permitir discusiones libres y sin riesgos sobre temas políticos, dijo en una reciente entrevista telefónica con ENS.El sistema de Iowa de reuniones electorales significa que “vas a una escuela de la localidad y te ves lanzado en medio de una multitud, republicanos y demócratas, todos juntos”, apuntó él.  “Bajas a empellones el corredor para asistir al caucus demócrata y te tropiezas con tu vecino que se dirige al caucus republicano, y le dices, ‘hola, José, ¿cómo estás?’. 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Some predictions that didn’t… work out

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here It’s prediction season… but we’re not making any today.Below are some business predictions that really went awry.We’re not trying to dunk on the predictors. Rather, we want to show that experts don’t have a monopoly on seeing the future and that there can never be enough new ideas and fresh thinking.Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer on the iPhone in 2007“[Apple’s iPhone] is the most expensive phone in the world, and it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine…”What one anonymous publisher thought about Harry Potter in 1996“Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore.”A Yale professor on Fred Smith’s term paper that became FedEx“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.”IBM tells Xerox its prediction for photocopiers in 1959“The world potential market for copying machines is 5,000, at most.”Business Week on the prospect of Japanese cars in the US in 1968“With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn’t likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Photo courtesy of The Hustle Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From The Hustle TAGSBusinessCarsFailed PredictionsFedExHarry PotteriPhoneNew IdeasThe HustleXerox Previous article6 Ways to Safeguard Your Home Against IntrudersNext articleComing to Amazon Prime Video in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

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Brighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeMartin Friedrich ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrightonAustraliaPublished on May 16, 2014Cite: “Brighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich Architects” 16 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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 CopyHouses•Brighton, Australia Brighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich Architects Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/505835/brighton-townhouses-martin-friedrich-architects Clipboard Houses 1186 Pty Ltd Brighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBrighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich Architects Manufacturers: Meizai, Signorino, S&A Stairs Eslec Vayco Structures Landscaping: Year:  Architects: Martin Friedrich Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  519 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Electrical Contractor: “COPY” “COPY” Photographs Projects Buldier: Joinery:Touch Wood cabinetryMetal Work:Hiba Design & ConstructionTotal Site Area:697 sqm totalDesign Principal:Martin FriedrichProject Architects:Michael Ceckiewicz, Kris Treagus and Prashanth IyerCity:BrightonCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. In today’s world, while requiring their indoor areas to provide for a comfortable and perhaps luxurious lifestyle, many people no longer want or need the maintenance of large gardens.  These two townhouses in an affluent, Bayside suburb of Melbourne have been designed to be the perfect answer for this lifestyle.Save this picture!© Martin FriedrichThe minimalist, contemporary design of these Brighton townhouses include spacious living / dining rooms opening via sliding doors allowing full openings to entertainer’s courtyards with wrap around pools.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe main entry areas opens onto a fully glazed wall orientated to view the pool beyond. However the pivotal feature of this space is the free standing sculptural circular staircase transcending all three levels with a large circular skylight flooding the interior in natural light. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe building is finished in a minimalist palette of pure white render externally with white louvers on the front and rear providing privacy from the neighbouring townhouse and breaking up the simple shapes of the cantilevered cuboidal forms.  Internally, the deep grey European oak flooring, Pietro Grigio marble and mink grey carpet contrast with the white walls and add warmth and richness. The colour of the flooring is repeated in custom designed cabinetry throughout the houses including the cinema and study. The pure white interior is further accentuated by the vivid colours of the artwork.Save this picture!Floor PlanOn the first floor 3 generous sized bedrooms enjoy access to private en-suites, walk in robes and private balconies. These are connected via a gallery walkway with a continuous skylight running along the entire length. This skylight is broken up into 8 glazed sections with gimbled lights in each section projecting on paintings below.Save this picture!© Martin FriedrichThe basement with natural light permeating from the skylight 3 level above houses cinema, cellar, gymnasium and a 5 car garage with turntable.Project gallerySee allShow lessTYIN tegnestue Releases Downloadable Guide to Design/Build in Underprivileged AreasArchitecture NewsAimé Patisserie / LUKSTUDIOSelected Projects Share Jack Merlo Design Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 28 Share 2013 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/505835/brighton-townhouses-martin-friedrich-architects Clipboard Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Derek Swalwell, Martin Friedrich, Gerard Warrener Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

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Break the silence, buy radios for Burma

first_img Howard Lake | 25 June 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Amnesty International UK’s second ‘crowdfunding’ campaign, launched in June 2010, asked supporters to donate to buy 4,000 radios to be distributed throughout Burma by the middle of July to help overcome censorship by enabling an estimated 50,000 people to access independent radio broadcasts.Amnesty specifically encouraged supporters to share the fundraising appeal using social media. “Ask your friends and family to get involved too. Share the campaign by email or on social networks”.http://blog.protectthehuman.com/break-the-silence-beat-the-junta-2/Amnesty launched its first ‘crowdfunding’ campaign in May to help fund its protest ad campaign against Shell; 2,014 people donated as a result.www.nma.co.uk/news/thousands-respond-to-amnesty-ad-funding-call-via-social-networks/3014901.article  87 total views,  3 views today  88 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Break the silence, buy radios for Burma 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

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EPA’s Latest Atrazine Report Ignores Science

first_img Facebook Twitter EPA’s Latest Atrazine Report Ignores Science Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleMcDonald’s Announces New Antibiotics PolicyNext articleLieutenant Governor Debate will Focus on Ag Issues Hoosier Ag Today A recent Environmental Protection Agency draft report on atrazine does not take into account a large amount of scientific evidence that reaffirms the product is safe. The National Corn Growers Association’s Production and Stewardship Action Team says that sets a dangerous precedent. The team says federal law requires the EPA to make its decisions based on science, and the science is pretty clear. Atrazine is one of the safest and most effective crop management tools farmers have in their toolboxes. It is also one of the most studied products in history with 50 years of data available. EPA released its draft assessment in June.All pesticides must be registered with the EPA, and be re-registered every 15 years. When the EPA drafted the assessment, the agency ignored several high-quality studies that showed atrazine to be safe. Instead, the EPA used studies its own Science Advisory Panel called “flawed” back in 2012.Source: NAFB News Service Home News Feed EPA’s Latest Atrazine Report Ignores Science SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 2, 2016 last_img read more

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Radio host forced to resign for interviewing exiled former premier

first_img ThailandAsia – Pacific Organisation September 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host forced to resign for interviewing exiled former premier to go further Reporters Without Borders is today publishing Thai radio show host Jom Petpradab’s account of the harassment to which he was subjected after interviewing former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who lives in exile in Dubai.As a result of the harassment that he and fellow employees at radio MCOT received the authorities, Job resigned from his job as host of the programme “Exclusive with Jom Petpradab” in order to protect his colleagues.After addressing several requests to Thaksin for an interview, Jom finally received a phone call from him from Dubai during his 6 September show proceeded to conduct the interview. Thaksin has been charged with corruption in Thailand and is regarded as a “fugitive” by the government.A veteran journalist, Jom has worked for more than 20 years for print media, radio and television.Here is his account: Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News Help by sharing this information May 12, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Thailand Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomcenter_img News RSF_en Jom Petpradab Statement From: Jom PetpradabRegarding: Thai media, freedom of speech, and freedom to information are under threat in Thailand by a government that is robbing the people of their rights and freedoms. My name is Jom Petpradab and I have been a working journalist in Thailand for more than 20 years in newspaper, radio, and television media. On Sunday morning, September 6th, 2009 while I was hosting my radio program, “Exclusive with Jom Petpradab”, I received a live call from former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was in Dubai. He was interested in giving me an interview because the month previous I had contacted his personal lawyer requesting an interview. Before the interview started, I informed my audience that Thaksin was on the phone, that I was conducting the interview as an unbiased journalist. I reminded the audience that I am not a supporter of the former Prime Minister, was not interested in being used as an outlet for propaganda, and simply wanted my audience to be able to hear his opinion on the many accusations revolving around him. Ultimately, my motivation is to help my audience and the Thai nation better understand the political crisis that our country is embroiled in. Essentially, I was doing my job as a journalist. My interview with Thaksin lasted for 40 minutes and I conducted it ethically, without favoritism or prejudice, and exercised proper journalistic integrity. For example, I asked him why he does not resign from politics to help ease the political crisis, whether he is loyal or wants to harm the monarchy, why he doesn’t come back to Thailand to accept the criminal convictions against him, whether he smuggled funds from the country, and how he was funding his business and political interests while abroad. The interview, in Thai, can be found at the Prachatai (www.prachatai.com) website. A key question asked, and indeed a fundamental question for our country, is how we can negotiate our current political crisis and reconcile the conflict. While I am a journalist and have conducted my interview with proper journalistic ethics, I am still a citizen and hope that we can find a solution to political conflict without bloodshed. Thaksin, love him or hate him, is at the center of this crisis. He is not only a legitimate news maker but he is a central figure to the crisis and therefore his opinion on how to negotiate this conflict is essential. To this end, I asked Thaksin “The whole country, even red and yellow, wants peace, why don’t you call the Prime Minister or talk to the government to find a way to reconcile this conflict?” While I was conducting my interview with Thaksin, Sathit Wongnongpoey a Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, called the president of MCOT radio to ask why he would allow Thaksin on a government radio station. He claimed Thaksin should not be allowed on government radio because his is a fugitive, has tried to attack the Privy Council, and has challenged the authority of the judicial system. He ordered the MCOT president to report to him within 24 hours to explain why MCOT was not following government policy for media not incite political unrest. Reporters at MCOT are now in fear of doing their jobs and feel that they must present favorable, unquestioning coverage of the government or face punishment. While press freedom, including government controlled media, is protected by Article 46 of the Thai constitution it is clear that the Thai media is unable to exercise its constitutionally guaranteed rights. In short, Thai media is not free and is subject to considerable governmental control. This is not simply a problem under the Premiership of Abhisit, but is part of a long history of restrictions on media freedom in Thailand. While Thaksin was Prime Minister he tried to intimidate the press through costly lawsuits or through direct ownership of media outlets. I had trouble with him while trying to interview his political opponents at the time. After the 2006 coup, the junta first threatened to have me fired for airing an interview with a taxi driver who was protesting the loss of democracy and I was finally fired after trying to air an interview with Thaksin immediately after the 2007 election. My difficulties trying exercise free and fair reporting are not unique but are representative of the whole profession which has suffered from a lack of freedom and persistent government interference. What has happened to me is simply an illustration of the lack of media freedom and trouble with government controlled media. Thai media, freedom of speech, and freedom to information are under threat in Thailand. The government is robbing the Thai people of their rights and freedoms and are prosecuting journalist who are trying to do their jobs. Since my interview, I have had to resign from my position at MCOT because the government has placed substantial pressure on my coworkers and I do not want them to continue to work in fear of government reprisal. Sincerely, ThailandAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar August 21, 2020 Find out more News June 12, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Journalists increasingly exposed to violence at protests in France

first_img June 4, 2021 Find out more Tension between reporters and demonstrators is escalating at the Sivens Dam protests. Fearing for his safety, freelance reporter Eric Bouvet had to flee an event organized on 2 November in honour of Rémi Fraisse, a demonstrator killed at the dam site on 26 October. Demonstrators were circulating a photo of Bouvet along with claims that he was a police infiltrator – a situation indicative of the level of tension and incomprehension between protesters and journalists. Journalists have been prevented from taking photos and doing live TV reports from Albi and Lisle-sur-Tarn, two towns near the dam project, and in particular from the so-called “ZAD” (Zone to Defend), where the dam’s opponents have established a camp. Two journalists with the newspaper La Voix du Nord were deliberately attacked during a demonstration 900 km to the north, in Lille, on 27 October in protest against Fraisse’s death. “As soon as our photographer pulled out his camera, demonstrators grabbed him and sprayed him with a pepper spray at close range, aiming at his eyes,” deputy editor Pierre Mauchamp told Reporters Without Borders, adding that the protesters were above all targeting photographers.Grégoire Souchay, a reporter with the Reporterre specialist news site who has been covering the opposition to the Sivens Dam, said protesters do not want to be photographed or filmed, and do not trust the media. The arrival of lots of reporters, including TV crews at the start of this month, after Fraisse’s death, exacerbated the tension, with demonstrators accusing the “mainstream media” of opposing the values they defend. Using websites and social networks, the demonstrators are trying to provide their own alternative coverage of their protests. This “self-coverage” phenomenon took off during last year’s protests against the proposed Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport near Nantes, when mainstream media reporters were insulted, sometimes attacked, and denied access to the protesters.During a roundtable organized by Reporters Without Borders in July of this year, Benjamin Girette of IP3 Press said: “Journalists are increasingly being told ‘you are manipulated, we get our information by other means.’ This kind of criticism is becoming systematic and fuels violent attitudes toward the media. You eventually get to the point where the most ‘institutional’ media, especially TV channels, can no longer cover protests.” Agence France-Presse photographer Jacques Demarthon said: “Journalists are increasingly being identified with the political class, above all because of the close links between the media and political parties. TV stations are automatically excluded, even before the demonstration starts. They are called the ‘corrupt media,’ the ‘evening news permanent lie’.”“Media coverage of demonstrations is an essential part of the way democracies function,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It is natural that journalists do not just reflect the image that the protesters and police have of themselves. It is the media’s job to be independent observers. Physical and verbal violence against them is alarming and indicative of contempt for the principle of public debate.”Verbal and physical violenceThe violence has been even more serious during other protests. When the National Assembly was debating the gay marriage bill in April 2013, opponents protesting outside attacked two journalists with the LCP Assemblée Nationale TV channel and damaged their equipment. Anti-gay marriage demonstrators attacked two Rennes TV journalists a few days later in Rennes. And an AFP journalist was thrown to the grounds and repeatedly kicked during an anti-gay marriage demonstration in Paris on 26 May 2013. The aggressive rhetoric used by some of the protest organizers encouraged the violence. Shortly after the “Marriage for All” law was promulgated, the “French Spring” collective issued an “agenda (…) for immediate execution” that called for the “targeting” of media “organs” that “disseminate (gender) ideology.” The “Day of Anger” protest on 26 January 2014 saw more targeted attacks against journalists covering the demonstration, especially TV crews. A Canal Plus crew, in particular, was attacked by protesters shouting “journalists, collaborators.” Canal Plus anchor Yann Barthès said during his programme the next day that “Our journalists were attacked by people who kicked them, punched them and threw beverage cans at them.” There is so much hostility that some media sometimes provide their reporters with bodyguards. The iTélé news channel, for example, uses the services of a security company when it thinks its crews need protecting.Two journalists were attacked during a demonstration by Rouen and Le Havre port workers in Haute-Normandie on 12 February. A Chaîne Normande employee was hit while stowing equipment, while a demonstrator threatened a Paris-Normandie journalist and made him pose for photos taken by other demonstrators. After an hour covering a demonstration in defence of the threatened delivery of two Mistral warships to Russia in the western port city of Saint-Nazaire on 7 September, a Canal Plus crew was chased away by angry demonstrators. Members of the Breton region’s “Bonnets Rouges” anti-tax movement attacked iTélé reporter Baptiste Cordier during a live report from Quimper in November 2013.Journalists were also attacked during pro-Gaza and pro-Israeli demonstrations this past summer, especially in the Parisian suburb of Sarcelles on 19 July. Members of minority and radical groups, or isolated individuals, were responsible for most of these attacks. The Sarcelles victims included AFP photographer Jacques Demarthon, who could not work for three weeks after someone hit him in the back, breaking his shoulder, and Laurent Troude, a freelancer working for the newspaper Libération, who could not work for eight days after a demonstrator threw a cobblestone at his back. Someone grabbed France TV cameraman Benjamin Poulain’s camera while LTL News journalist Leopold Jimmy was hit by both pro-Gaza demonstrators and members of the Jewish Defence League (LDJ). Tension fuelled by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict led to other cases of violence. LDJ members beat Jonathan Moadab of the Ruptly news agency and smashed his equipment during a protest against anti-Semitism in the Paris district of Trocadéro on 19 March. Moadab was the target of a homemade bomb in September 2012, for which two LDJ members received jail sentences in June of this year. And police advised Courrier de l’Atlas reporter Nadir Dendoune not to cover a pro-Israeli demonstration “for her own safety.”Tension between police and journalistsAsked about the obligation to protect people during demonstrations, Olivier Pouchin, the head of the CRS riot police in the Paris area, said the police intervene when demonstrators attack journalists even if the police are not given specific training in this sort of action. He stressed the need for communication between reporters and the police. If journalists report their presence to the police at the start of a protest, it is easier for the police to protect them if violent clashes ensue, he said. Journalists sometimes hamper CRS operations, he said, especially when they are located between the police and demonstrators. Pouchin also insisted that, while some demonstrators may be suspicious of the media, the CRS is not opposed to being filmed by journalists, especially as media footage has sometimes enabled the CRS to demonstrate that allegations made them were unjustified.The police are sometimes themselves responsible for violence against journalists. Yves Monteil, a freelance photographer and co-founder of Citizen Nantes who has been covering the Notre-Dame-des-Landes protests since 2009, was struck by a flash-ball round fired by a CRS member on 22 February. The flash-ball round hit him as he was using a zoom lens and mini-camera to film the police using teargas on a group of journalists. Reporterre journalist Emmanuel Daniel was manhandled by police during a protest against the Sivens Dam project in Albi on 23 September but since then no serious police misconduct has been reported in the area. “Since the incident, the police have not prevented us from working,” said Reporterre founder and former Le Monde journalist Hervé Kempf. “I went there two weeks ago. I had to wait 20 minutes at a gendarme roadblock, but after that I did not run into any other problem.” Police obstructed Montpellier Journal reporter Lucie Lecherbonnier while she was covering the eviction of squatters in the southern city of Montpellier on 23 October. She told them several times she was a reporter despite not having her press card with her but a policeman nonetheless snatched the mobile phone she was using to film and photograph the eviction.RWB’s recommendationsIn the light of the above, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its recommendation regarding media coverage of demonstrations. In particular, RWB urges all participants in demonstrations:- To respect the freedom to film and photograph, given that participating in a demonstration necessarily entails the possibility of being filmed or photographed.- To not obstruct the work of journalists, to respect their physical integrity and to respect their equipment.- To respect the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.And RWB urges the French authorities:- To implement the recommendations of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 25/38, especially paragraphs 8, 10, 12 and 13.- To pay particular attention to the safety of journalists and the protection of freedom of information during demonstrations.- To recognize that the right to information is not contingent on possession of a press card or press accreditation.- To ensure that the police receive appropriate training. Instruction on media rights, on the right to film and photograph, and on civil liberties should be included in the curricula of police academies and police on-the-job training.- To prosecute anyone who obstructs the work of journalists (by seizing their equipment, by arresting them or in any other way) or anyone who attacks them while they are covering demonstrations. – To pass legislation that makes it an offence, with criminal penalties, for any public official to obstruct freedom of information.- To pass legislation protecting the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and prohibiting the seizure of their equipment.- To create a system for compensating journalists for medical expenses resulting from injuries or for confiscation or destruction of equipment. to go further RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News Violence against journalists is becoming more and more common at all kinds of demonstrations in France, including the “Manif pour Tous” protests against same-sex marriage and the recent protests against the proposed Sivens Dam in the southern department of Tarn. Journalists have been telling Reporters Without Borders about the difficulties they increasingly encounter while trying to cover protests and the hostility to which they are exposed. Follow the news on France May 10, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Receive email alerts FranceEurope – Central Asia News November 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists increasingly exposed to violence at protests in France FranceEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

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Tamer Mabrouk is the first blogger prosecuted by a company in Egypt

first_img Help by sharing this information News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Video (in Arabic)Tamer Mabroukenvoyé par rsf_internet. – L’actualité du moment en vidéo. Interview with Tamer Mabrouk- Why did the article on pollution give rise to so many problems?“Many important people such as the prefect of Port Said are fully aware of this company’s swindles and the pollution it causes. But they refuse to talk about it, probably as a result of pressure (…) Corruption is a major problem in Egypt and explains everything. Everything takes place in a flagrantly illegal fashion and the embezzlement of public funds is commonplace nowadays (…) A deal was recently reached between Trust Chemical Industries and the Egyptian government. One of the agreement’s key clauses was the creation of 2,500 jobs for Egyptian workers. This condition was never respected but officials did not do any check.- Your article was censored. What was the reaction to this story?“The authorities told me they could do nothing. They said the company was too powerful. They advised me to turn to the Egyptian courts. My attempts to do this were unsuccessful so I decided to post my article online. My work constituted an uncompromising condemnation of their methods, of the system of corruption, pollution, human rights violations and arbitrary dismissals that had become frequent within the company (…) I brought a lawsuit against the company myself, requesting its closure as a source of pollution. The court ruled that it was not competent to hear the case. At the same time, Trust Chemical Industries asked me to withdraw my suit in return for a sum of money. When I refused outright, they demanded that I issue a retraction or a correction that would have been tantamount to an apology on my part.” May 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tamer Mabrouk is the first blogger prosecuted by a company in Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa فرض غرامة من 6000 يورو على مدوّن لفضحه التلوث الصناعي —————————Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the size of the fine that a court in the northeastern city of Port Said imposed on blogger Tamer Mabrouk on appeal today as a result of a defamation lawsuit by a private company, Trust Chemical Co., over information about pollution that he posted online. The court ordered him to pay a fine of 45,000 Egyptian pounds (5,759 euros), more than 15 times the 340-euro fine he was given at the original trial on 20 January.“The behaviour of the judicial authorities is inacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Mabrouk’s appeal hearing was rushed through and his case was not examined. The fine that has been imposed is an insult to free expression. It is clearly designed to ruin him and to deter him from expressing his views or taking any position. We call for his conviction to be quashed.”No Trust Chemical Co. representative attended today’s hearing, at which the judge upheld Mabrouk’s conviction. His lawyer said: “Tamer Mabrouk was tried under criminal law although he committed no crime. This is a dangerous decision that sends a negative message about the future of free expression. We have decided to try to get the ruling quashed.”The company sued Mabrouk over a June 2008 entry in his blog (http://elhakika.blogspot.com) accusing it of dumping waste in Manzalah Lake and the Suez canal that could be hazardous to humans and animals. He is the first Egyptian blogger to be sued over a blog entry. Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the size of the fine that a court in the northeastern city of Port Said imposed on blogger Tamer Mabrouk on appeal today as a result of a defamation lawsuit by a private company, Trust Chemical Co., over information about pollution that he posted online. See his testimony (in Arabic). Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further February 6, 2021 Find out more News January 22, 2021 Find out more News Organisation February 1, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Newslast_img read more

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What the Statewide Drought Declaration Means to Pasadena

first_imgCOVER: Right What the Statewide Drought Declaration Means to Pasadena Published on Friday, January 17, 2014 | 5:04 pm 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared that California is in a drought emergency, as the state experiences its driest year in recorded history. A recent survey of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains found the state’s water reserves are at just 20% of normal levels. Although Los Angeles has had its lowest annual rainfall in 100 years, the water situation in Southern California is a bit better due to investments in water storage.Over the past 20 years, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) has spent more than $5 billion in storage and infrastructure improvements that the region will be calling on to sustain supplies during these extremely dry times.Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) imports 60% of its water from MWD. Despite the record dry conditions, MWD does not plan to impose imported water supply restrictions for its member public agencies this year, although continued conservation is extremely important. The primary reasons for avoiding immediate water restrictions are ongoing efforts to dramatically lower demand and significant investments in storage the agency has made in recent years to capture supplies in wet years. MWD and PWP urge the community to continue conserving water, throughout the year.For the last five years, Pasadena customers have reduced about 18% of water usage and PWP continues to encourage and empower residents and business owners to conserve this precious resource. PWP plans to continue a year-round public awareness campaign that empowers residents and business owners to conserve water and educates the public on the water supply challenges facing California. Beginning in February, PWP has various educational water workshops scheduled, including:• A Water Supply Update Event on February 26, 2014• Spring Planning Organic Edible Gardening Workshop on March 8, 2014• California Friendly Landscape Workshops on March 22, 2014 and June 21, 2014The City of Pasadena reminds the community of the following citywide water waste prohibitions:• No watering outdoors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. or during periods of rain;• No excessive water flow or runoff onto pavement, gutters or ditches from watering or irrigating;• No washing down paved surfaces unless for safety or sanitation, in which case a bucket, a hose with a shut-off nozzle must be used;• All property owners must fix leaks, breaks or malfunctions when they find them, or within seven days of receiving a notice from PWP;• Vehicles must be washed with a hand-held bucket and/or hose equipped with a water shut-off nozzle;• Restaurants may not serve drinking water unless by patron’s request;• Hotels and motels must give guests the option to decline daily bed linen and towel changes.PWP will continue monitor the California water supply situation and will update the City Council and community if tighter water use restrictions are required.For a complete list of water waste prohibitions please visit www.PWPweb.com/WaterWaste.For more information about Pasadena water, please visit www.PWPweb.com/savewater.For more information about the City of Pasadena visit www.cityofpasadena.net. Make a comment Top of the News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribecenter_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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