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House T / monovolume architecture+design

first_imgArchDaily House T / monovolume architecture+designSave this projectSaveHouse T / monovolume architecture+design “COPY” Other Participants:Benjamin Gänsbacher, Sergio Aguado Hernández, Barbara WaldboothCity:MeranoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrea ZanchiRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The house T, a detached house located in Merano, consisting of a ground floor and a basement with garage. There were designed two buildings on different levels connectet by internal stairs, to better adapt the house to the sloping terrain. The pure lines of the design are underlined by the execution of exposed concrete and the realisation of glass facades, which make the building complex appear clear and light.Save this picture!© Andrea ZanchiThe glass facade, doors and windows are designed as all-glass elements made of 3-fold glazing in order to obtain the best possible comfort. The roof is designed as flat roof covered with gravel.Save this picture!© Andrea ZanchiSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Andrea ZanchiThe living areas open onto a spacious terrace and the pool. A seemingly floating staircase leads to the garden.Save this picture!© Andrea ZanchiProject gallerySee allShow lessLandscape Fence / heri&salliSelected ProjectsHaiLongtun Management Room / United Design U10 AtelierSelected Projects Share House T / monovolume architecture+design Photographs:  Andrea Zanchi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: JUNG, Askeen, Niche Modern, Planit, Sto, Warema, XAL Save this picture!© Andrea Zanchi+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share Year:  Italy Photographs CopyAbout this officemonovolume architecture+designOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeranoItalyPublished on June 28, 2018Cite: “House T / monovolume architecture+design” 28 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore 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 Baucon Bozen Patrik Pedó, Jury Anton Pobitzer Architects: monovolume architecture+design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Merano, Italy Lead Architects: 2018 Structural Engineering: Projects Area:  315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897038/house-t-monovolume-architecture-plus-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897038/house-t-monovolume-architecture-plus-design Clipboardlast_img read more

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18 new and forthcoming books for fundraisers

first_img8. In Defence of PhilanthropyDr Beth Breeze at the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent has another book in the works – In Defence of Philanthropy.My book has the Ronseal-inspired title ‘In Defence of Philanthropy’. Do you have ‘Philanthropy Revolution’ by Lisa Greer on your list? It’s a painful read, a big-donor perspective on poor fundraising practice. But I def recommend it, we need to know how asking is perceived.— Beth Breeze (@UKCPhilanthropy) November 12, 2020 16. Making the AskHow do you ask the right people for the right money in the right way? In Making the Ask: The artful science of high-value fundraising Bernard Ross and Clare Segal share their approach – used by major fundraising organisations from UNHCR in the Middle East to MSF in the US and from UK’s Oxford University to MEF Museum in Argentina – which has been used to secure gifts up to $110m in a single ask. 4. Good business: the talk, fight, win way to change the worldBill Novelli’s book Good Business comes out in March 2021. It is based on his experience with founding and growing Porter Novelli, the global PR agency for social impact, and his CEO role at AARP, the US nonprofit. He aims to show “that you can make a positive social difference regardless of what business you are in or where you are in your career”. 3. Philanthropy: from Aristotle to ZuckerbergPaul Vallely’s book is a huge work (in significance as well as physical size), covering the development and significance of philanthropy through the ages. 18 new and forthcoming books for fundraisers You can also see her in conversation with Louise Morris:Worth them attending @summitfundraise webinar with Lisa too…https://t.co/rofVjoywnB— Rory Traynor (@rory_fundraiser) November 12, 2020 Find more fundraising books at Bookshop.org She backs up her views with dozens of interviews with donors, nonprofit professionals and academics in the field.She believes that giving can be “saved” and offers suggestions on how charities and fundraisers can adopt new approaches that yield more “trusting, authentic partnerships that can be sustained long-term”.You can listen to Lisa Greer talk about the book and the issues she raises in a podcast:Have you ever approached a new donor and thought, “I wish I knew what they were thinking?”. This week on the pod, our guest Lisa Greer, gives you the inside scoop to exactly what your donors are thinking and mistakes to avoid! Give it a listen!https://t.co/Nio8hsUDL9— Whole Whale (@WholeWhale) November 7, 2020 11. Rebel IdeasRebel Ideas is a “journey through the science of team performance. It draws on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case-studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest, and a moving tale of deradicalisation in America’s deep South.”Author Matthew Syed argues that “individual intelligence is no longer enough; that the only way to tackle these complex problems is to harness the power of our ‘cognitive diversity’.” The above list contains affiliate links to Bookshop.org, which UK Fundraising partners with because it shares its income with local and independent bookshops. 7. Fundraising strategy book in the worksFundraising consultants Dr Claire Routley and Richard Sved have confirmed to UK Fundraising that they are “just finishing the final chapter of a book on fundraising strategy”. Claire added; ” It’s a labour of love, and general strategy nerdery!”UK Fundraising will share more details in due course.We’re just finishing the final chapter of a book on fundraising strategy – it’s a labour of love, and general strategy nerdery!— Dr Claire Routley (@ClaireyJaneR) November 12, 2020 Debra Allcock Tyler’s new book from the Directory of Social Change focuses on the practicalities of being an effective charity trustee. If relationships between trustees and between senior managers and trustees aren’t right, the charity can quickly find “you’ll have a battle on the board”.In true Allcock Tyler style she features a different ABBA tune as the theme for each chapter.  Did we miss a recently published or forthcoming fundraising title? Add it in the comments below. We’ve featured and sold fundraising books online since 1995, so there will be another round-up of fundraising titles soon.  374 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 12. Uncharted: how to map the futureBusinesswoman Margaret Heffernan explores the people and organisations who aren’t daunted by uncertainty.“Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to friendships, this refreshing book challenges us to resist the false promises of technology and efficiency and instead to mine our own creativity and humanity for the capacity to create the futures we want and can believe in.” 15. Robots Make Bad FundraisersIn Robots Make Bad Fundraisers: How Nonprofits Can Maintain the Heart in the Digital Age Steven Shattuck questions why, with all the software, tools, apps and intelligence available to us, has fundraising performance stagnated?Instead he explores “ways to apply time-tested principles of philanthropy to the modern technology available to fundraisers – with the goal of keeping the donors we already have, inspiring new donors to give, and maintaining the sanity of our team members.”Howard, if it’s not already on your list, try Steven Shattucks new book” Robots make bad fundraisers”.. Here is a quick peek at Steve in action–https://t.co/JMSlP8gC4k— The Nonprofit Show (@Nonprofit_Show) November 12, 2020 Tagged with: Bitcoin Digital fundraising books Giving/Philanthropy Humbly, mine. The book that explains the beauty of our craft. “Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising” is available now in print, eBook and audiobook on https://t.co/O1DeRrXnF8 https://t.co/PVReJAkwn5— Rob Cummings (@TheWkdBriefing) November 12, 2020 1. Who Cares?Written by Joe Barrell and Sarah Fitzgerald, Who Cares? focuses on “building audience-centred engagement strategies in the non-profit sector”. It has just been published by CharityComms. 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. Read Paul Pirie’s recent review on UK Fundraising. 6. Philanthropy RevolutionLisa Greer’s Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors, Build Relationships and Make a Difference is written from a donor, indeed a philanthropist’s, point of view, and bluntly criticises what she sees as wrong and outdated with much fundraising. As such it is essential reading for any fundraiser.  2. Mutual AidMutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis by Dean Spade was published last month.It “provides a grassroots theory of mutual aid, describes how mutual aid has been a part of all larger, powerful social movements, and offers concrete tools for organising, such as how to work in groups, decision-making process, how to prevent and address conflict, and how to deal with burnout”.Its author is clear that mutual aid is not charity: “it’s a form of organising where people get to create new systems of care and generosity so we can survive.” 10. Promised LandCan I suggest my own upcoming book due out by Dec 1? – Promised Land: The Ten Commandments for Nonprofit Strategy, Communications, and Fundraising pic.twitter.com/0M2NqNahuH— Janet Cobb, CFRE, CNP (@jcobbcfre) November 12, 2020 It’s time for another round-up of the latest books for fundraisers and charity staff. Here are several new titles plus several which will be published soon.We have started with 18 titles, but we expect that number to grow as more books are suggested to us. 5. It’s a Battle on the Board 18. From the Ground Up: Digital Fundraising for NonprofitsBrock Warner’s book is “a practical primer on the ways of understanding, building, designing and innovating an effective digital fundraising programme”.Maeve Strathy says “Brock has taken solid fundraising strategy and brought it to life through a real-world guide to digital fundraising. In plain language, Brock is providing tactical and practical advice, rooted in insights that will drive results. This is a must-read for fundraisers.” 17. Change for BetterYou might already have read Change for Good by Bernard Ross and Omar Mahmoud, which looks at “how anyone involved in the field of social change can help individuals or groups to make positive choices using decision science”. Change for Better will be published in 2021, featuring a series of case studies from around the world looking at how  behavioural science is transforming fundraising. It will be edited by Meredith Niles, Maddie Croucher, Omar Mahmoud and Bernard Ross. 14. Craftivist Collective HandbookThe third and final Craftivism book is designed to complete the trilogy and help Craftivists around the world deliver beautiful, kind & fair Gentle Protest Craftivism that works and makes real positive change.Sarah Corbett is crowdfunding to make the Craftivist Collective Handbook a reality, and already has over 670 supporters, but needs more to reach the target and go ahead with publishing the book. 9. Winning: The Five Truths of FundraisingRob Cummings book is available in print, eBook and audiobook. He is the author of The Weekend Briefing, a weekly email combining fundraising best practice “with an inspiring message that resonates with senior professionals and new fundraisers alike.” ?#CraftivistHandbook ? JUST LAUNCHED?Help us create a beautiful coffee table project book of 20 #gentleprotest #craftivism projects + methodology + stories + so much more to help you & others around the world in your positive change-making ?? https://t.co/aBTZ2EJeYJ pic.twitter.com/KvJnCBnJto— CraftivistCollective (@Craftivists) October 1, 2020 I’m a big fan of crypto and also of @JasonShim and @Anne_Connelly, colleagues who’ve written a book on bitcoin and gift acceptance. I was privileged to have read the draft – outstanding information you’ll not get anywhere else. Download the preview; better, preorder the book. https://t.co/sJQCAhnqfg— Rebecca Davies (@RebsD) November 23, 2020 13. Hooked on a FeelingSenior Coordinator at UNICEF Francesco Ambrogetti has a book looking at how the passion and devotion to good causes becomes memories and identities. It is due out by the end of this year.my upcoming book “HOOKED ON A FEELING. How the passion and devotion for good causes becomes memories and identities” By Holborn/Civil Society Press by the end of 2020— Franki (@FrancescoAm) November 12, 2020 I’m thrilled to share “From the Ground Up: Digital Fundraising for Nonprofits” which is on sale now. Visit https://t.co/W9XyPYFB0B for all the links you’ll need. It’s a practical, handy guide to the fundamentals that any fundraiser needs to know. #fundraising #charity #nonprofits pic.twitter.com/o0ap0STaxG— Brock Warner, CFRE (@brockwarner) September 5, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19. Bitcoin and the Future of FundraisingCanadian fundraisers Anne Connelly and Jason Shim have written a guide to how charities are accepting and encouraging donations by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.A preview is available but you can pre-order the book. Howard Lake | 12 November 2020 | Newslast_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgStudent workers organizeUndergraduate student workers at Kenyon College in Ohio formed the Student Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) and voted to strike because of unfair labor practices by the college. On March 15, more than 120 students picketed and marched across campus in what is being hailed as the first undergraduate student-labor strike in the country.Graduate students from Columbia University went on strike March 15. At the University of New Mexico, graduate students are seeking union recognition. Last year, graduate students at University of Michigan and University of California, Santa Cruz had strikes.Student-worker organizing got a boost this month when the National Labor Relations Board withdrew a Trump era rule that had characterized student workers as nonemployees and exempt from the board’s oversight. Now student-worker unions, both graduate and undergraduate, have legal recourse before the NLRB and are not dependent on a college administration’s voluntary recognition.Essential workers demand compensation and safetyOut of the 5,000 union members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 87 who are employed as janitors in San Francisco office buildings, 3,000 have been laid off since the pandemic, and at least 26 have died from COVID. The remaining workers continue to disinfect offices and scrub bathrooms in buildings where major companies like Google and Amazon have space. Most of the janitors are employed by maintenance contracting companies like ABM, Able, Cleanarama and Genesis.Union organizers say workers are not provided protective equipment. One worker describes receiving a new mask every 1-2 weeks. Workers describe having their hours cut, making it difficult to provide for their families.Union demands include rehiring laid-off employees without a loss of seniority, a wage increase to compensate for working in a hazardous environment and an increase in paid sick days. Janitors want the cleaning companies to follow the example of San Francisco drugstores and grocery stores. Workers there, including janitorial staff, are represented by Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and won a $5 per hour hazard pay increase and other gains.Nurses at St. Vincent’s, a for-profit hospital in Worcester, Mass., owned by the Tenet corporation, voted to strike following two years of stalled contract negotiations. The 800 nurses are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Their main grievance revolves around nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, also referred to as patient limits or safe staffing.Solidarity with nurses strike, Worcester, Mass., March 18. Credit: WW PHOTOAll nurses know that limiting the number of patients per nurse per shift translates into higher quality care and nurses being available to patients at critical moments. Well-documented research defines what is a safe ratio, based on the seriousness of the patient’s condition and the level of care needed. The ratio proposed by Tenet corporate bosses does not promote safe quality care, nor does it limit the risk to workers of on-the-job injury.Employers often increase the number of patients per nurse to cut costs or increase profits. National Nurses United is currently running a campaign to legislate safe nurse-to-patient ratios at the national level.Women’s labor history in two documentary filmsTwo recent documentaries chronicle how women struggle and win against misogyny and patriarchal employers.“9 to 5: A Story of a Movement” tells the story of women office workers in the 1970s who drastically changed how the business world functions. The organization “9to5” inspired Jane Fonda to make the Hollywood movie that bears its name. (9to5.org/about-9to5/)In 1972, there were limited work opportunities for women. Secretaries were regarded as subordinates to male bosses and undervalued for the work they did. A group of women office workers in Boston, fed up with the misogyny, sexual harassment and unfair compensation, began organizing the 9 to 5 movement among their fellow secretaries.The movement expanded across the country and eventually grew into Service Employees (SEIU) District 925. The documentary features first person accounts from the 9 to 5 leaders. Honing their organizing skills as the movement grew, they fought and won victories in male-dominated office hierarchies. Cleveland organizers, who won union recognition after a huge battle with Cuyahoga Community College, tell their story.The film highlights how Black women from the South were recruited, but found the same disconnect that plagued the feminist movement in the 1970s. They speak openly of how they challenged the white leaders of the 9 to 5 movement to embrace a multiracial strategy. District 925 was eventually absorbed into the larger SEIU, but during its heyday it organized nationwide walkouts and secured pay raises, paid leave, childcare and opportunities for career advancement for its members.The film is worth watching as a window into a not too distant past, minus the glamour and star power of Hollywood’s version.If NFL Cheerleaders conjure thoughts of vapid women in silly costumes on the sidelines of football stadiums each autumn Sunday afternoon, the documentary: “A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem,” will be an eye opener. The film focuses on two former NFL cheerleaders who filed class action lawsuits for pay equity.Maria Pinzone was a cheerleader for the Buffalo Bills. Working 20 hours a week, her yearly salary was only $105. She describes an atmosphere where grueling practice sessions included supervisors’ body shaming tactics. Pinzone and four other Bills cheerleaders filed a class action suit in 2014 claiming wage theft and unsafe work conditions.Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields became a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Raiders and describes the mandatory team promotional events, where cheerleaders were considered “volunteers” and weren’t even reimbursed for travel or hotel. Her class action suit won a victory, increasing wages to $9 an hour, triple the previous rate.Filmmaker Yu Gu is an Asian immigrant woman who moved to California from Canada and became fascinated with the college football spectacle at the University of Southern California. Gu focuses on each woman, without the trappings of game day, struggling to win against the multibillion dollar NFL patriarchy. Her documentary is a tale of misogyny, sexual harassment and abuse. It compels us to see conventionally “beautiful” women as whole human beings.According to Gu,“[The gender binary is] a construct that really hurts both men and women, but in this case it disproportionately affects women, because of wage theft,” she said. “They’re not getting paid for the amount of work they’re doing, and they’re not valued fairly, and you see the effects of that throughout their life . . . it’s cumulative.” (Women’s Media Center, Feb. 4)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence

first_img Organisation News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment UK Home Secretary gives green light to extradite Julian Assange to the US June 13, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on United Kingdom February 28, 2020 UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence RSF conducted an unprecedented international trial-monitoring mission to the UK for Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing from 24-27 February, as the prosecution and defence presented their legal arguments at Woolwich Crown Court in London. RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire and RSF Germany Director Christian Mihr joined RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent for the hearing, and Vincent was able to systematically monitor each sitting over the four days. RSF staff from London, Paris, and Berlin also staged an action outside the adjacent Belmarsh Prison – where Assange is being held – on 23 February, and joined protests outside the court on 24 February.District judge Vanessa Baraitser presided over the hearing. James Lewis QC acted for the US government, and barristers Edward Fitzgerald QC and Mark Summers QC argued in Assange’s defence. US government representatives were present, but did not speak during the hearing. Assange did not take the stand, and his several attempts to speak from the secure dock he was held in at the back of the courtroom were interrupted by the judge, who stated that as he was “well represented,” he must speak through his lawyers.Assange is being pursued under a US indictment on the basis of 17 charges under the Espionage Act and one charge under the Computers Fraud and Abuse Act, related to Wikileaks’ publication in 2010 and 2011 of several hundred thousand military documents and diplomatic cables leaked by Chelsea Manning. These charges carry a combined possible sentence of up to 175 years in prison. The publication of the leaked documents resulted in extensive media reporting on matters of serious public interest including actions of the US in Guantánamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan.In the course of the prosecution’s argument, it became clear that the US still has no evidence for its claim that Assange had put sources at “serious and imminent risk,” but are pursuing the charges based on the risks that he is accused of knowingly causing. At one point the prosecution said the publication of the leaked documents had led to the disappearance of some sources – but with no apparent evidence in support of this claim. The prosecution argued that Assange had damaged the US’ defence and intelligence capabilities and hurt US interests abroad.However, the defence argued that these proceedings constitute an abuse of process as the case is being pursued for ulterior political motives and fundamentally misrepresents the facts. They outlined that Wikileaks had worked for months with a partnership of professional media organisations to redact the leaked documents. The defence explained that as redaction was in progress, one of the media partners had published a book containing the password to the unredacted dataset, which led to its access and publication by other parties. The defence outlined how Assange had attempted to mitigate any risk to sensitive sources by notifying the White House and State Department that publication outside of Wikileaks’ control was potentially forthcoming, imploring them to take action to protect the named individuals.“We were not surprised by the prosecution’s argument, which again confirmed the lack of evidence for the charges against Mr Assange. This week’s hearing confirmed our belief that he has been targeted for his contributions to public interest reporting. We call again for the UK not to extradite Mr Assange to the US, for the charges against him to be dropped, and for him to be released as a matter of urgent priority,” said RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire.In arguments around extradition, the defence argued that the Anglo-US Extradition Treaty expressly prevents extradition on the basis of political offences, presenting a bar to Assange’s extradition. They presented that these rights were protected by domestic law as they constituted a cornerstone of the constitution and were enshrined in the Magna Carta, and were further protected by international law, including the European Convention on Extradition, the Model United Nations Extradition Treaty and the Interpol Convention on Extradition.The prosecution countered that the Extradition Act 2003 contains no provision for extradition to be barred on the basis of political offences – and that Assange’s actions could not be interpreted as political under English law. They argued that as the Extradition Treaty had not been incorporated by parliament, rights could not be derived from it, with James Lewis QC stating at one point that it might surprise other states to know that treaties meant very little when signed by the British government; parliamentary sovereignty meant the rights were only enforceable in a domestic context if ratified by parliament.RSF observers remain concerned for Assange’s wellbeing, as he appeared very pale and tired throughout the hearing, and complained several times that he could not follow proceedings properly or communicate easily with his legal team from the glass-partitioned dock. On day two, Assange’s lawyer reported that he had been mistreated at Belmarsh prison; after the first day of the hearing, he was strip-searched twice, handcuffed 11 times, moved holding cells five times, and had his legally privileged documents confiscated on entering and exiting the prison. The judge stated it was not a matter within her jurisdiction. On day four, she rejected his application to be allowed to sit with his lawyers in the courtroom when evidence is given in May, despite the fact that the prosecution did not object to the request.“We remain extremely concerned for Mr Assange’s treatment and wellbeing, as he was clearly not well this week and struggled to participate properly in his own hearing. The reports of mistreatment at Belmarsh prison are alarming, and we expect that to be addressed as a matter of urgent priority. We also call for Mr Assange to be allowed to sit next to his legal team in the courtroom in accordance with international standards, and not held in a glass cage like a violent criminal. He is in a vulnerable position and presents no physical threat to anyone, and his rights under the European Convention must be respected,” said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.Two short procedural hearings are scheduled in the coming weeks: a mandatory call-in on 25 March to be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court with Assange joining via video link; and a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court on 7 April where case management and the issue of anonymity of two witnesses will be discussed. Assange will be required to attend the latter in person. Evidence is then expected to be heard over three weeks from 18 May at Woolwich Crown Court.The UK and US are respectively ranked 33rd and 48th out of 180 countries on RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.Press contact: Rebecca Vincent on [email protected] or +44 (0)207 324 8903. During the first week of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing in London, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) was concerned by the clear lack of evidence from the US for its charges against Assange. RSF also remains concerned about Assange’s wellbeing and inability to participate properly in his hearing, following reports of mistreatment at Belmarsh prison and the judge’s rejection of his application to sit with his lawyers in the courtroom. The hearing will resume from 18 May, when three weeks of evidence will be heard. Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment #FreeAssange : Sign against Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States! 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Call for action over journalist denied return of ID papers after release from prison

first_img November 11, 2020 Find out more August 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for action over journalist denied return of ID papers after release from prison News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder to go further Organisation TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Tunisia News Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today wrote to the Tunisian interior minister urging him to intervene in the case of journalist Slim Boukhdir who has been deprived of his national ID card since leaving prison last month and whose passport was removed in 2004.The 39-year-old journalist was correspondent for the pan-Arab London-based newspaper al Quds al Arabi and for the website of Satellite television station al-Arabiya, as well as posting articles on websites, particularly Tunisnews and Kantara.“Sentenced to one year in prison in December 2007 after a trial on charges which we have always seen as groundless, he was released four months early, on 21 July this year,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said in its letter to Rafik Belhaj Kacem, minister for the interior and local development.“This early release, a sign of goodwill on the part of your government, has not however put an end to the journalist’s problems”, it said. “On leaving prison, Slim Boukhdir was not allowed to have his national ID card back, although it is vital for his daily life, in particular for any bank transaction.” “We also want to remind you that he has been deprived of his passport for four years. On the day of his arrest, on 26 November 2007, he was travelling to Tunis to try to reclaim it,” the organisation said. “He had previously gone on a two-week hunger strike to protest at your administration’s refusal to return it”.“We believe that Slim Boukhdir has been the victim of several injustices. Having spent 238 days in prison, the journalist now wants to take up his work as a journalist again. We urge you to intervene so that he can get back his national ID card as well as his passport,” the organisation concluded.The journalist was arrested during a check on ID papers of passengers using a collective taxi between Sfax and Tunis. He was immediately taken before cantonal court in Sakiet Ezzit in the Sfax suburbs and sentenced, at the end of an unfair trial, to a year in prison for “insulting an official in the exercise of his duty”, “breach of accepted standards of decency » and “refusing to produce his identity papers for police”. He endured harsh conditions during his time in jail, including poor hygiene, the threat of physical harm from his fellow prisoners and deprivation of letters and independent newspapers. Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

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Calvary Presbyterian Church: MEC Annual Fall Fair

first_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith & Religion Events Calvary Presbyterian Church: MEC Annual Fall Fair Article and Photo courtesy of Calvary Presbyterian Church Published on Monday, October 8, 2012 | 2:38 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment 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. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Mideast Evangelical Church invites you to join them for the Annual Fall Fair, Saturday October 20, 2012 from 8 am to 5pm at the Calvary Presbyterian Church.Try authentic Mediterranean food like baklava, kofta, stuffed grape leaves, and falafel. Visit booths of home decor, kitchen supplies and more.There will be face painting, a rummage sale and kids ages 5-12 can enjoy popcorn and a movie. Come for a day filled with fun with family and friends.Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, (626) 799-7148 or visit www.calvarypressopas.net. Business News Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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#Video Roof blown off Limerick Boat Club

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLocal News#Video Roof blown off Limerick Boat ClubBy admin – February 12, 2014 2372 Advertisement Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSdarwinfeaturedMusic Limerickstormweather Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp Linkedin Email Printcenter_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Video Playerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie/site/wp-content/uploads/Limerick-City-Fire-Rescue.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Thanks to Damien Carton. Twitter Previous articleStorm Darwin – pictures from LimerickNext articleStorm Darwin Photos from Upper Mallow Street admin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

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Death Of Supreme Court Registry’s Official As Pandemic Rages On

first_imgTop StoriesDeath Of Supreme Court Registry’s Official As Pandemic Rages On Sanya Talwar22 Nov 2020 8:26 PMShare This – xAs the pandemic rages in Delhi, a Supreme Court of India administration branch member passed away on Saturday due to the novel coronavirus, confirming the first COVID-19 death among the country’s top court staffers.50 year old Rajendra Rawat was working at the Supreme Court’s administration department and had tested positive for COVID-19 five days back. Rawat is survived by his spouse and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAs the pandemic rages in Delhi, a Supreme Court of India administration branch member passed away on Saturday due to the novel coronavirus, confirming the first COVID-19 death among the country’s top court staffers.50 year old Rajendra Rawat was working at the Supreme Court’s administration department and had tested positive for COVID-19 five days back. Rawat is survived by his spouse and three children. Rawat had contracted the virus 5 days ago.The Supreme Court has been functioning on Video Conferencing since March 23. The apex court registry has been functioning with a reduced number of staff due to various reasons including the lack of adequate public transport facilities. Though the top court has been taking precautions and sanitisation measures as preventive steps towards effectuating it’s Covid19 protocols, several members of the Registry staff and their family members had got infected with the virus.Next Storylast_img read more

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Religious Beliefs; Closure Of Meat Shops And Article 19(1)(g) Of The Constitution Of India

first_imgColumnsReligious Beliefs; Closure Of Meat Shops And Article 19(1)(g) Of The Constitution Of India N S Babitha27 March 2021 10:47 PMShare This – xThe emergence of IT companies and MNCs resulted in the rise in population in Gurugram, Haryana which prompted the establishment of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG). The MCG, a Government body formed by the Haryana State Government was established under the provisions of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994. The MCG is envisioned to oversee the basic needs of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe emergence of IT companies and MNCs resulted in the rise in population in Gurugram, Haryana which prompted the establishment of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG). The MCG, a Government body formed by the Haryana State Government was established under the provisions of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994. The MCG is envisioned to oversee the basic needs of the citizens’ welfare and also work towards the development of infrastructure for the betterment of the people. The MCG in its House meeting held on 18 March 2021, unanimously voted in favour of imposing a closure of meat stops every Tuesday citing religious sentiments. The Agenda of the 18 March 2021 meeting was the enhancement of the license fee from Rs 5000 to Rs10000 and to nail down illegal meat shops. Though the decision to close meat shops on Tuesday was not on the agenda, the unplanned decision was agreed upon and implemented impetuously. Having undergone a loss in recent times due to the pandemic and the avian influenza panic the Corporation’s decision to close meat shops on Tuesday has been attracting flak from the stakeholders. This decision of the MCG raises Constitutional dissension as the corporation (MCG) constitutes ‘State’ under Article 12 of the Indian Constitution. The particular direction given out by the MCG brings into question a citizen’s right “to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business” as expressly provided under Article 19(1)(g) of part III of the Indian Constitution. As we understand, no right under part III of the Constitution is absolute and free from limitations. Therefore, Art 19(6) of the Constitution, permits the State to impose reasonable restrictions in the ‘interest of the general public. A citizen can enjoy the rights mentioned under Art 19(1)(g) subject to reasonable restrictions provided under Art 19(6). The State’s discretion to restrict the sale of meat by ordering the closure of shops on a particular day of the week gives rise to contentions regarding the Constitutional validity of the order. The issue presently is to understand whether the State’s discretion to pass such an order is within the ‘reasonable restrictions’ as laid down under Art 19(6). Presently, the construction of Art 19(1) (g) suggests that a citizen has the right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business (POTB). An understanding of the terms used under Art 19 (1) (g) and Art 19(6) with relation to the present case would offer solutions to the current problem. To determine firstly if a person owning a meat shop is guaranteed the right under Art 19(1)(g), it is pertinent to decide whether meat sales/meat shops constitutes ‘profession’, ‘occupation’, ‘trade’ or ‘business’, because only if it constitutes any one of these will he/she enjoy protection under art 19(1)(g). As provided under section 329 of The Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, the sale of meat is termed as a ‘trade’ that requires a license from the Municipal Commissioner. The Supreme Court’s (SC) decision in Hinsa Virodhak Sangh v Mirzapur Moti Kuresh Jamat is a precedent to be followed. A two-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court chaired by Justice Markandey Katju and Justice H. K.Sema held in this case that butchers have a right to practice their ‘trade’ of meat selling as provided under Art 19(1) (g) of the Indian Constitution and “selling meat was a trade guaranteed to a citizen under Art 19(1) (g)…”. Therefore in the present case, it is implied that owners of meat shops have a right to carry on ‘trade’ under Article 19(1) (g) of the Indian Constitution. Once established that meat shops function as a ‘trade’, the question of whether the MCG is justified to prohibit the sale of meat on a particular day of the week is the second question to be answered.Therefore whether the order passed by MCD falls under ‘reasonable restriction’, ‘in the interests of the general public’ under Art 19(6) is to be examined. As laid down in Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India, the Supreme Court has held that the restrictions laid down under article 19 have to be tested on the anvil of the test of proportionality and that the Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution mandate that any ‘State action’ should satisfy five important criteria, which are : (a) State actions to be backing by a ‘law’, (b) legitimacy of purpose, (c) A rational connection of the act and object, (d) The necessity of the action, and finally (e) when the above four are established, then the test of proportionality. The present order of the MCG, ordering the closure of meat shops citing ‘religious sentiments associated with non-consumption of meat on Tuesdays does not pass the test of proportionality. The Supreme Court has observed in Hinsa Virodhak Sangh v Mirzapur Moti Kuresh Jamat that Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution cannot be put to peril or jeopardized to assuage the feelings of any particular community or a particular section of society, or as a mark of religious sentiments of a particular community”. According to mythology, meat is restricted on certain days of the week as the day is dedicated to a particular God. As there is no uniformity in restraining oneself from eating meat on a particular day of the week, the MCG’s order to close meat shops does not satisfy the ‘proportionality test’, nor is the order ‘in the interest of the public, as the order deprives people belonging to other communities the right to eat meat on Tuesdays. Thirdly, The Supreme Court has held in Shaikh Zahid Mukhtar Petitioner v. The State Of Maharashtra And Ors. That the scope of Article 21 of the Constitution extends to include the right of a person to consume the ‘food of his choice’. As laid down in this case, Art 21 protects a citizen and restricts State intrusion into a person’s home and helps a person to lead a meaningful life which includes the right to eat food, preferably food of her/his choice. By doing so, the MCG’s reach extends from the closure of meat shops to indirectly forcing people to quit eating meat on Tuesdays. The closure will also have an economic bearing on other allied industries like restaurants, leather industries etc. and also economically burden meat shop owners as the monthly rent payment will not be reduced and the closure of meat shops will also harm the food supply chain. Fourthly, the Preamble to the Constitution reads India is a ‘secular’ State. While discussing in detail the concept of secularism, in S.R. Bommai vs Union Of India, the Supreme Court held that “the State is not going to make any discrimination whatsoever on the ground of religion or community against any person professing any particular form of religious faith. This means in essence that no particular religion in the State will receive any State patronage whatsoever”. The present order to close meat shops is also solely due to ‘religious sentiments’ and therefore deprives people of other communities of consuming meat on Tuesdays, which not only violates the principle of secularism but also is violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution which provides equality to all. Fifthly, the present order deprives people of other communities of consuming meat on Tuesdays, which is violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution which provides equality to all. The contentious part of the order concerning infringement of Art 14 is also the increase of license fee for meat shops from the current Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. The intrusion of the ‘State’ in the private affairs of a person should be backed by a ‘compelling state interest’, which is lacking in this case. The order, therefore, raises several questions, like, whether the order was passed negligently ignoring the constitutional limits? And whether the State went overboard in mandating the closure of meat shops purely based on ‘religious sentiments’?Views are PersonalNext Storylast_img read more

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Gardai investigating weekend fire in Letterkenny

first_img Twitter By News Highland – October 14, 2019 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardaí are investigating a fire at the old Council store yard in Letterkenny at the weekend.The blaze broke out in the early hours of yesterday morning with emergency services attending the scene at around 3.30am .No injuries were reported and no significant damage occurred.Gardai say that investigations are ongoing.The site located on the Pearse road area of the town has been derelict for some time.Anyone who was in the area and who may have noticed anything suspicious is being asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100. Google+center_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleDonegal group welcome €2m for Autism PlanNext article24 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Gardai investigating weekend fire in Letterkenny Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

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