NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) 2017 Abridged Report

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first_imgNewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNewGold Issuer Limited is an investment holding company managing NewGold Exchange Traded Fund which is a Sharia-compliant exchange traded fund (ETF) launched by ABSA Capital. The fund allows institutional and retail investors the opportunity to invest in commodity markets and gold bullion. The company offers a service which tracks the gold spot price. Debentures are fully-backed by physical gold bullion with each debenture equivalent to approximately 1.100th of a fine troy ounce of gold bullion which is held with a secure depository on behalf on investors at an annual fee of 0.4% of its value. They are easily obtained through member stockbrokers in the relevant jurisdiction, through the Absa internet banking portal and in South Africa through the Investment Plan administered by Absa Investment Management Services (AIMS). NewGold Exchange Traded Fund was launched in 2004 and is domiciled in South Africa. At the time of its launch, it was the third commodity EFT in the world and, until recently, the only commodity EFT listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). It has secondary listings on stock exchanges in Botswana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Namibia and Ghana. NewGold Issuer Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Residential Minimalist Concrete House / NEBRAU

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first_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeNEBRAUOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAukštkiemiaiGiraitėLithuaniaPublished on January 20, 2017Cite: “Residential Minimalist Concrete House / NEBRAU” 20 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »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 Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Aukštkiemiai, Lithuania Residential Minimalist Concrete House / NEBRAU “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800724/residential-minimalist-concrete-house-nebrau Clipboard Architects: NEBRAU Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Lithuania ArchDaily Manufacturers: BONALDO, Flos, Mutina, NIBE, TREKU, BENDERSClients:Remigijus Drakšas, Lina DrakšienėNebrau Team:Laurynas, Avyzius, Andrius Gabrys, Mantas JankauskasLandscape Design:Artūras Poškus, Domas TiminskasGlass Art:Ieva ŽilytėConcrete Façade:“Betonika”, UABBricks Façade:Wienerberger, Seamless Bricks: PAGUS ILUZO GRIJS ZWARTWindows:„Klaipėdos Doleta“, UABFrameless Interior Door:”Primus NV”, UABSite Area:3000sqmArchitect In Charge:Laurynas Avyzius, Andrius GabrysCity:AukštkiemiaiCountry:LithuaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius GabrysRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe IdeaTo create such an architectural character, which is clear, unique, in harmony to the landscape, preserves and highlights the natural surroundings, and the nature itself.Integration to the environmentThe place of the house in the quarter: the angular, square-shaped land plot which starts the row of villas emphasised with a small-volume turning, it maintains the line of the built-up area.Save this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius GabrysThe management and landscaping of this land plot was a delicate solution: the already growing trees were preserved, a lot of emphasis was put to the natural landscape – the existing blossoming meadows were maintained as well as new ones were projected, a lot of attention was paid to the terrain gradual growth in height which, in combination with the newly made mounds creates privacy for the land plot; natural and environment integrating covers were projected, such as wood chip covers, natural stone, various types and sizes granite covers. Two exterior terraces were projected with a close relationship between themselves as well as to the interior and yard environment of the house itself.The FunctionThe building is convenient to use and functional. This was reached thanks to the division of the spaces into four functional zones: the living zone (kitchen, dining room, and guest room), resting-sleeping zone (the major sleeping room with the wardrobe and batch, two sleeping rooms for children with a WC and shower), SPA zone (Jacuzzi and leisure room, sauna, WC and shower), garage and utility rooms’ zone. These zones are connected with a spacious corridor and open-type interior yard. Save this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius GabrysThe ArchitectureThe building by its volume, proportions, and the selection of materials has a good integration into its surroundings. The solid-looking, sculptural concrete decoration of the building outlines the volume if the building on the first perspective, and shade lines emphasise the contrast between the volumes and materials. Clear horizontal facade lines can be seen from the side of the main street, the intersection of the SPA and living zones appears impressive. Facade decoration materials: concrete slabs, seamless clinker blocks.Save this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius GabrysSave this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius GabrysThe InteriorThe interior was created as a warm, cosy atmosphere. Natural and reliable decoration materials shall be used such as concrete for the fireplace decoration and kitchen floor, natural wood for the floor of the greater part of the remaining areas, guest room, kitchen and SPA zones, as well as kitchen furniture‘ stone mass tiles for the corridor, SPA space, sanitation units.Save this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius GabrysThe traditional Lithuanian ornaments are used for the interior. The concrete slabs used for the decoration of the fireplace have the imprint of the honeycomb ornaments and it means the “network of life”. The glass art reminds the ancient Lithuanian house door symbols with diamond-shaped ornaments interpretation.Save this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius GabrysProject gallerySee allShow lessLook Inside a Collection of Beijing-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc…Architecture NewsG43 / FADD ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800724/residential-minimalist-concrete-house-nebrau Clipboard Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Laurynas Avyzius + Andrius Gabrys+ 41 Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Residential Minimalist Concrete House / NEBRAUSave this projectSaveResidential Minimalist Concrete House / NEBRAU Projectslast_img read more

Tribeca Loft / Office of Architecture

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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882634/tribeca-loft-office-of-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Contractor: United States Tribeca Loft / Office of Architecture Tribeca Loft / Office of ArchitectureSave this projectSaveTribeca Loft / Office of Architecture Area:  3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOffice of ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftNew YorkUnited StatesPublished on October 31, 2017Cite: “Tribeca Loft / Office of Architecture” 31 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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 Code:Greenlight ExpeditingFurnishings:Friedman MooreDesign Collaborator:Asheshh SahebaCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew WilliamsRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminates“Loft living” sometimes forces a compromise between bohemian charm and individual privacy. The informal plan, ample natural light, and uninterrupted views of an open loft are typically at odds with the modern family’s desire for private space and distinct bedrooms. By deftly organizing and facilitating these seemingly discordant amenities, the TriBeCa Loft has dramatically transformed one floor of a 19th century landmarked warehouse into a clever and casual new home for a young family.Save this picture!Diagrams 01Save this picture!Diagrams 02After gutting the previous labyrinthine space and leaving only key structural elements, service zones were planned to create a reciprocal relationship between public and private zones. The living room, den, and kitchen areas on the east side of the unit benefit from the natural light and views of the bedroom windows on the west without ever disturbing the privacy of the sleeping zones. To help further define space and accommodate various activities, a series of built-in accessories were designed such as floating walnut multi-purpose cabinetry, a cantilevered wet bar, as well as several full-height sliding and accordion panels.Save this picture!© Matthew WilliamsSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Matthew WilliamsPlanning and designing thoughtfully at multiple scales has resulted in a space that exudes a quiet liveliness – one that embraces both the solitude required of traditional bedrooms and the open-ended nature of an airy loft.Save this picture!PerspectiveProject gallerySee allShow lessSteven Holl Architects Designs Colored Photovoltaic Glass Building for Doctors Witho…Architecture NewsReimagine the New York State Canal SystemBuilt Projects & MasterplansProject locationAddress:New York, NY, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Loft Architects: Office of Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Aniket Shahane ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882634/tribeca-loft-office-of-architecture Clipboard Photographs:  Matthew Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Sohome Inc. Manufacturers: Benjamin Moore, DuPont, Duravit, GE Lighting, Gaggenau, Hafele, Halliday+Baillie, Hera, Kohler, Marvin, TechLighting, Vola, Berloni, Cucine Lube, Dombracht, Hardrock, Valli & Valli, Wetstyle, York and National Comfort 2011 Projects Photographs CopyLoft•New York, United States Lead Architects: ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!© Matthew Williams+ 24 Sharelast_img read more

Charities under pressure from five fronts of demand

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first_imgCharities under pressure from five fronts of demand About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Charity Finance Group, added:“Our communities are struggling with the direct and indirect impact of this pandemic and 2021 is expected to be another difficult year for many. Charities are the backbone of society and have proved their value time and again during this crisis. What Charities offer and deliver is essential to those people who rely on them.“Our research shows that charities are seeing rising demand from both existing and new beneficiaries, while their capacity to meet that demand is becoming ever more constrained. However, more than two-thirds of charities say they expect it will take at least a year to see income levels return where they were before the crisis and we know it took them over 10 years to recover from the 2008 crash. Relatively modest investment to support charities to meet those demands now could make the difference between permanently losing what they offer– depriving generations to come – and preserving their services.” Melanie May | 24 November 2020 | News The charity viewEight in ten charities (83%) are braced for a continued decline in their income over the next 12 months, relative to their pre-crisis expectations. Just over a third expect their income to decline by more than 25%, while two thirds of charities (69%) think it will take more than a year to return to pre-crisis income levels.Ian Redding, Development Director of charity Ashford Mediation Services, said:“It’s going to get worse before it gets better. During the lockdown in Spring, the pressure on the communities we serve was building up like a shaken lemonade bottle. Neighbour disputes, family problems and child access issues weren’t resolved. Then once it was released, the top was taken off the bottle and exploded, landing in our laps. And with essential hubs like community centres closed, we’re just not getting the same leads we normally would so we can help nip issues like anti-social behaviour in the bud before it becomes more serious criminal activity.”Shirley Scotcher, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at DeafBlind UK said:“We support people with sight and hearing loss and whereas they usually are able to access face to face befrienders or our social groups, many of them are completely isolated now. They’re struggling to access to food, prescriptions and it’s affecting mental health. When your hands are your eyes, feeling your way around in a pandemic is incredibly difficult. So our members are coming to us more and more, for advice, support, and just a friendly voice sometimes. Where we were taking 300 calls per month, we are now taking over 1400.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img The vast majority of charities expect demand to be higher next year while also expecting income to fall, according to the latest edition of the monthly Covid Charity Tracker.The report, by Pro Bono Economics in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group, surveyed 216 charities in November, and shows financial pressures are set to continue during 2021 with 75% of charities expecting higher demand next year, and 83% forecasting income decline.The survey showed a dual source for the ongoing increase in demand: firstly, people turning to charities’ services for the first time, and secondly, existing service-users seeking more support than previously. 4 in 10 (39%) of the charities that reported an increase in demand this year attributed it to both these user groups. Tagged with: COVID-19 Finance Research / statistics Five fronts of demandIt identifies five ‘interconnected fronts of demand’ that charities have seen increase since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.A majority of the charities surveyed have seen long-term rising demand for their services, with many of the trends they were responding to pre-pandemic, such as homelessness and housing insecurity, intensifying this year.The pandemic and its associated lockdowns have also caused greater demand, such as for technology to tackle loneliness and to support those with mental health problems.It has also caused build-ups and backlogs with a quarter (27%) of charities cancelling services this year because they or their users didn’t have the skills or technology needed as a result of the pandemic and its impact.In addition, the ongoing and accelerating knock on demand coming as a result of the worsening economic situation is also putting extra pressure on charities, such as foodbanks and those supporting people experiencing domestic violence.Some charities are also anticipating extra demand due to others closing or their services folding.Matt Whittaker, CEO of Pro Bono Economics, said:“Charities have demand for their support coming from every direction, and it shows no signs of dissipating. Challenges that existed before the pandemic have not gone away. The fallout we see today in terms of isolation and mental ill health is expected to continue. Then there are backlogs to tackle, while economic consequences worsen. At a time when resources are diminished, it all adds up to charity crunch where need outweighs the sector’s ability to meet it next year.”“As the government considers how to soothe the social scars Covid has created, charitable organisations can be a core ingredient of the balm the country needs. But the sector can only play that crucial role if ways are found to urgently inject more resource.” Advertisement  279 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Michigan residents fight ‘green’ ethanol plant

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first_imgLocation of the ethanol plant near Kincheloe, Mich. Timber would be taken from within a 150-mile radius, represented by the circle. About 1/3 of the area in the circle is water from lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron.Kincheloe, Mich. — In so many ways, capitalism is murdering planet Earth.I live in the far north. Go to Michigan and head north as far as you can go to the Canadian border, between lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan, and you will find some of the most beautiful land in this country.Biodiversity is what we have here. Nearby Tahquamenon Wetlands is one of the biggest wetlands in the U.S. There are rivers, lakes, forests and then more forests, with a huge variety of tree species that provide the habitat for many animal and plant species.Of vital concern to us is the endangerment of these trees and water by certain corporations that, like all corporations, will do anything for profit. Tree-based fuels are the next horizon for the energy industry.The residents of Kincheloe, Mich., are about to be neighbors to the first commercial wood ethanol refinery in the world. What is going to change in our community and in the whole northern part of Michigan as a result of this refinery?For this one factory, trees will be cut in a 150-mile radius from Kincheloe, throughout most of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, into Canada to the north and all the way to Grayling, Mich., to the south. Wood will be cut from federal, state and private lands equaling 3,620 green (new) tons of high-density hardwood per day. Dust, odors, contaminants and heat will be released into the air, including carcinogens such as benzene derivatives. One million gallons of water per day will be used from the local aquifer, contaminating the area with the resulting waste water.There are many more negatives about this project. A totally new genetically modified bacteria is being used to break down the cell walls of the wood to make ethanol fuel for vehicle use. No one knows what will result if this modified organism escapes into the surrounding community.Approximately two units of energy will be used in the processing to create one unit of “green” fuel. With double the energy used compared to that produced, this is not a green project, as the government would have us believe. Yet this will be a model for at least another 40 plants of this nature throughout the U.S.The plant will only create about 50 high-tech jobs — with workers transferred from Texas and New York. Eventually there will be a net loss in job creation for the area because of the increased price of hardwood and competition from the refinery.There is no emergency evacuation plan as legally required for the community of 5,000, including 3,000 inmates in the four prisons in the township. Very few people talk about the safety of the inmates, or the fact that a huge minority of Kincheloe residents are Native people.Fighting world’s biggest refinery builderWhen you are fighting Valero — the biggest refinery builder in the world — and the federal, state, county and township governments, the fight becomes a symbol of what the capitalist system is really doing to this whole planet. The Obama administration is totally behind this project, having extended an $80 million federal grant and waived anti-pollution laws to allow this refinery to go forward. The struggle to block the refinery has international repercussions because the Canadian government is also moving forward to allow this forest-destroying refinery to come there to harvest trees.Valero, which is also the beneficiary of state and local grants and tax breaks, has one of the worst records on labor rights as well as environmental issues.A grassroots fightback committee is resisting this project. Township meetings have become one of the frontlines where residents confront the Kincheloe Township Board because it is allowing this project to be built. We now have half the board members against the corporation, although this will not make much difference because the current board has already given the corporation all it asked for. While attempting to stop this refinery, we have also confronted various federal, state and county agencies over the last four years.Recently some 100 members of this small community attended a public forum to learn the truth about their monster neighbor, one quarter-mile from Kincheloe. An anti-capitalist viewpoint is promoted at all of these meetings.The Michigan Sierra Club recently lost a federal lawsuit attempting to block the refinery. An appeal of the decision is being considered. If we win, it will cost Valero $100 million in federal subsidies and tens of millions promised by state and local authorities.Many diverse forces are allied against the refinery, including Kincheloe residents, hunters, fishers, others who vacation up north, smaller lumber businesses, lumber workers and more. The governing board of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians passed a resolution against building the refinery approximately two years ago. This tribal board represents about 40,000 Native Americans in Michigan and Ontario, Canada.This battle is a long and complex struggle that involves many issues, but behind the complexity is the simple equation of profit-seeking corporations and their puppet government officials — from the very top to the local — combining to undermine communities, especially communities of color, and the environment.The fight continues on a lot of fronts. Even if we fail in the courts, the battle will continue here and in other areas where energy monopolies plan to build this kind of factory. Of course, it is part of the struggle against this capitalist social order, where the life of the planet is now on the line.Klein was a plaintiff in the lawsuit to block the Valero refinery.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Jail sentences for two cyber-dissidents reduced

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first_img Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Receive email alerts News to go further News Follow the news on Vietnam Reporters Without Borders deplored the supreme court’s sentencing today of cyberdissidents Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan, who are also lawyers, to four and three years imprisonment each for “anti-government propaganda” and to four and three years house-arrest respectively on their release. They had been given heavier sentences (five and four years) by a lower court.“The charges, under article 88 of the criminal code, are far too vague,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “It is disgraceful that a call for multi-party rule is considered anti-government propaganda. As a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Vietnam must respect the international agreements it has signed.”Vietnam is a 2008-09 Security Council member and was admitted to the World Trade Organisation in January. The government has cracked down hard on cyber-dissidents since 2002 and eight are currently in prison.—————————26.11 – Call for release of two cyber-dissidents at appeal hearing Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of human rights lawyers and cyber-dissidents Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan when their cases are heard by an appeal court tomorrow. The organisation also urged Hanoi-based diplomats to intercede on their behalf. Convicted in May of “hostile propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under article 88 of the criminal code, Dai was sentenced to five years in prison while Nhan got four years. “We are very concerned about free expression in Vietnam,” Reporters Without Borders said. “From March to May, the country saw the biggest crackdown on dissidents since 2002. European Commission president José Manuel Barroso is currently in Vietnam to reinforce EU cooperation. We urge the international community to make an effort to obtain the release of Dai and Nhan, as they were unfairly convicted in a summary trial that lasted just four hours. We hope that the Hanoi court that hears their appeal will not act in a similar fashion. This appeal gives the judicial authorities a chance to reverse the earlier verdict and to show goodwill.” The two dissidents were arrested at their homes on 6 March for writing and distributing texts critical of the government, especially texts posted online, for responding to questions from foreign news media and for using their position as lawyers to get their message out. The trial judge said they “seriously violated Vietnam’s constitution and laws by denigrating the Communist Party’s role” and “misrepresented the situation of democracy and human rights in Vietnam.” One of the leaders of Vietnam’s pro-democracy movement, Dai often posted essays on websites based abroad. Shortly before his arrest, he started a blog (http://nguyenvandai.rsfblog.org/) on the Reporters Without Borders blog platform (www.rsfblog.org), where he posted an essay on political parties and photos of a trip he made to the United States in 2006, during which he met State Department officials. With eight cyber-dissidents in prison, Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of 13 Internet enemies. News November 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail sentences for two cyber-dissidents reduced Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation News Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF_en “The charges, under article 88 of the criminal code, are far too vague,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “It is disgraceful that a call for multi-party rule is considered anti-government propaganda. As a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Vietnam must respect the international agreements it has signed.” April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Actively Considering Live-Streaming Of Supreme Court Proceedings : CJI NV Ramana

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first_imgTop StoriesActively Considering Live-Streaming Of Supreme Court Proceedings : CJI NV Ramana LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 May 2021 5:00 AMShare This – xThe Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Thursday said that he was actively considering the proposal to live-stream the proceedings of the Supreme Court.He made this statement at a virtual function organized to launch a mobile facility for journalists to access the VC hearings of the Supreme Court.”I am also actively considering the proposal to telecast live the proceedings of the Supreme Court. However, before initiating concrete steps in this regard, I plan to seek general consensus among my colleagues in the Court”, CJI Ramana said.In 2018, a three-judge bench led by then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had accepted in principle the concept of broadcasting Supreme Court hearings live in the Swapnil Tripathi case. The Court had said in the judgment that live-streaming will increase the transparency of judicial proceedings.However, the necessary amendments to the Supreme Court rules have not yet been made to frame the modalities for live-streaming.Last month, Justice DY Chandrachud (who was part of the bench which delivered the Swapnil Tripathi judgment) had said that the E-Committee of the Supreme Court was in the process of finalizing the rules for live-streaming. Justice Chandrachud heads the Supreme Court’s E-Committee.In a recent judgment, Justice Chandrachud had made an observation about the need for live-streaming.”Unless live-streaming and archival of court proceedings sees the light of the day the absence of records of oral proceedings would continue to bedevil the system”, the judgment authored by Justice Chandrachud in the case Election Commission of India vs MR Vijayabhaskar.The judgment had also noted that three years have elapsed since the decision in Swapnil Tripathi vs Supreme Court of India.At present, the Gujarat High Court regularly live-streams the proceedings of the Chief Justice’s court in YouTube.In today’s function launching the mobile facility for journalists, CJI Ramana spoke about the importance of transparency and public access in judicial proceedings.”Transparency is a time-honored principle when it comes to the judicial process in our country. Hearing of cases have always taken place in public courtrooms, with access being allowed not only to the lawyers and the litigants in a particular case, but also to the general public. The only restrictions that were ever imposed earlier were because of space and security considerations.This access to the public is important, as the rulings of the Courts of law, and more particularly the Supreme Court, have a bearing on the lives of people throughout this country. The role of the media assumes importance in the process of disseminating information”, CJI Ramana said.TagsCJI NV Ramana Live-Streaming Suprem Court Justice DY Chandrachud Next Storylast_img read more

Are your social media posts helping criminals escape?

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first_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 7, 2020 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Previous articleInvestigation continuing after car set alight in south InishowenNext article47 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Twittercenter_img Are your social media posts helping criminals escape? Gardai in Donegal have described the practice of posting the location of Garda Checkpoints and speed van locations online as a very damaging thing to do.They say that checkpoints are set up for good reason and by posting the location on social media platforms could aid criminals in evading the law.Gardai are warning the public that by issuing a checkpoint alert on social media could help a person who has potentially broken into an elderly person home escape down a back road undetected.You may alert that person who has no insurance to the fact that they too would be better to take an alternative route.The speeder, the person who may have consumed alcohol or drugs will end up avoid being apprehended by Gardai.Gardai say that by posting these checkpoint and speed-van locations online you are preventing them from doing their job properlyGardi asking people end the practice of posting locations online saying that law abiding citizens do not avoid checkpoints or avoid speed vans and they are glad to have a visible Garda presence on the roads. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

USA: Military Leaders, Government Officials, Staff and Friends Gather for Dedication of New WRNMMC

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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Military Leaders, Government Officials, Staff and Friends Gather for Dedication of New WRNMMC View post tag: leaders View post tag: Naval View post tag: Staff View post tag: Navy View post tag: Dedication View post tag: Friends Military leaders, government officials, staff and friends gathered for the dedication of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, at Bethesda (WRNMMC), Nov. 10The facility is the world’s largest military hospital with more than 2.4 million sq. ft. of clinical space, providing care to about a million beneficiaries per year.Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), which closed in late August, integrated with the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) to form the new facility. Roughly 2,200 additional medical and administrative personnel from the Army and Air Force joined Navy personnel to support the Base Realignment and Closure mandated by Congress in 2005.Col. Charles Callahan, WRNMMC chief of staff led the ceremony, acknowledging, for many of those in the audience, there are personal moments and achievements to remember. “Today, we come together to celebrate all of them, as one staff, united on behalf of those we serve, taking aim together at the future and linking arms to ensure our patients and their families always remain the center of all our efforts – one team, one fight.”He added the ceremony was “a celebration of the gleaming new and renewed construction that surrounds us, the state of the art concepts and equipment that fills these buildings, the culture, the soul, [and] the invisible architecture that sets this facility, [and] this staff apart from every medical center in the nation, military or civilian.” “We also celebrate the boundless efforts and dedication of the men and women [who] made this moment a reality. Their efforts have set the standard for military medicine for the next century,” he added. “The integration of two medical centers – the two most powerful brand names in military medicine – within state-of-the-art facilities, heralds new beginnings, new shared challenges and achievements, and new memories while honoring the service, sacrifice, and vision of those who walk before us.”WRNMMC Commander, Rear Adm. Alton L. Stocks, who followed Callahan, expressed his humility in representing the world’s finest military medical staff, nearly 7,000 strong.These staff members – military, civilians and contractors – have come together to build on the foundation of excellence from both the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Stocks said. “Their expertise, dedication and compassion to years of caring for our nation’s best, brightest and most deserving patients, has made today a reality. The future we look forward for many years has arrived,” he said.Stocks introduced the host and guest speaker, Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta. “Today, we observe the coming together of two very storied and historic institutions, each with a long legacy of serving those who serve this country in uniform.”This integrated facility now represents the crown jewel of the world’s finest military medical system, he continued. While this center showcases the best medical technologies, facilities, and equipment, ultimately, it comes down to “people treating people.”“That’s who I’d like to recognize this morning. As we dedicate this center, I extend my profound appreciation to all of the professionals of all the staff of our military medical community, especially all of you here today,” said Panetta, leading the agency and managing human intelligence.The new center not only provides for military retirees, but also current service members, he said, including those recovering from injuries on the battlefield, and those fighting personal wars, on a spectrum of illnesses.“To these warriors, this nation owes an irredeemable debt, and we owe them a health care system second to none that is equipped to meet their needs,” he said.He noted that since 9/11, nearly 47,000 Americans have been wounded in action. “Our nation’s wounded, our nation’s ill, our nation’s injured show remarkable fortitude, remarkable strength in the face of some huge obstacles, and they want nothing more than to recover and rejoin their units and chart a new path in life in service to this country. Today, we are honored to be joined by some of these brave American warriors.”In addition to serving warriors and veterans, he said, the facility will also provides for military families.“Families are absolutely essential to those willing to put their lives on the line. Their love and support is not just critical to those who go into battle, it is absolutely essential for healing,” he said.“Today’s ceremony is in many ways the culmination of more than a decade of effort and the scale of change has been truly staggering, he said. “Here at Bethesda alone the transition has involved millions of feet of clinical space, numerous construction and renovation phases, hundreds of acres on several sites. Throughout this process, those who led this effort kept their singular focus on the care of patients and families. On behalf of the Department of Defense, let me thank you. Thank you all for ensuring a smooth transition at a time with extraordinarily high demand on our military medical facilities. I’m grateful you’ve done so without compromising the high standards of patient and family centered care, you truly have performed a small miracle in itself during this transition.”Panetta went on to say he has had the honor to participate in many ribbon cuttings, but has never had the chance to cut the ribbon for a place that saves lives.“Today we do that, and in doing that, let me again thank you and extend my upmost gratitude to all of you working on behalf of those who sacrificed and serve this nation,” he said.Panetta concluded by noting the importance of continuing the advancement of warrior care.“We can always find ways, as we will, to do better on their behalf. It’s important we continue to focus on these issues of mental and psychological health and in promoting the overall well being of our patients,” he said. “We will continue to focus on preventing injuries in the field by constantly improving our training our equipment and by learning the best practices, even as our troops carry out their vital missions in harm’s way today. We’ve got to make sure we protect them in the future, for all of us today’s dedication is another opportunity to renew our commitment and determination to do our duty for those who have served.”In support of the integration at WRNMMC, many new patient facilities and parking garages were constructed over the last three years, and several buildings were renovated. The America Building, among the new facilities, is the largest outpatient pavilion in DoD’s inventory. Roughly 550,000 sq. ft., the building houses a cancer treatment center, pharmacy and several outpatient clinics, such as radiation oncology, orthopaedics, endocrinology, neurology, dermatology, and audiology. It also includes the Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) – made up of prosthetics, physical and occupational therapy – and a Fire Arms Training System.Additionally, the new 162,000 square-foot Arrowhead Building houses the Emergency Department and provides 50 inpatient Intensive Care Unit beds. It also has expanded Nuclear Medicine and Imaging, Cardiology and Interventional Imaging departments.Building 17, a new 415,000 square-foot building, offers administrative and research spaces as well as a new fitness center, equipped with a full weight room, cardio room, Olympic-sized swimming pool and an elevated running track. In addition, the building has a 570-space underground parking garage. Additional parking was also built near the America Building – the America Garage, built for patient parking, is an eight-floor structure providing roughly 944 spaces and, near the Fisher Houses, a multi-use parking garage opened, offering 1,200 spaces.The Fisher House program allows military families a place to stay, at no cost, while their loved one is in treatment. With three newly constructed Fisher Houses, there are now a total of five on base. Each of the three new 16,000 sq. ft., two-story buildings consists of 20 suites, which include private, handicapped-accessible bathrooms. Additionally, the houses have common areas, offering large communal dining and family rooms and a multi-cooking station kitchen.Additionally, Tranquility Hall also opened this summer, offering ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant housing to wounded warriors in 153 suites. Each two-bedroom suite includes a kitchenette, washer and dryer, and a lounge area, allowing outpatients a place to stay with a non-medical attendant. The barracks also has an “Austin’s Playroom,” a drop-in child activity center, offering certified childcare providers for those staying in the barracks and personnel who need temporary day care while they’re on medical appointments.Dedicated to advancing clinical care, diagnosis, research and education of service members and their families, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) opened in June 2010. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) provided the center as a result of funding raised by the American citizens. The 72,000 square-foot building offers an interdisciplinary, holistic, patient and family based approached to care.During each patient’s two to three week stay at the facility, they are afforded roughly 80 to 90 encounters with providers, advancing their treatment. In addition, the center offers leading technologies, including the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN), one of seven in the world, which features a motion platform, embedded treadmill, and a 180-degree screen, immersing the patient in a virtual environment, helping improve balance and ability to multi-task in the real world.To continue meeting the needs of staff and patients at WRNMMC, the base has plans for an additional wounded warrior barracks, Sanctuary Hall, which will be constructed in a more secluded area on base near Building 141. The 200-bed facility will include a laundry room, day room and a communal kitchen, as well as another parking garage beside it, with roughly 460 spaces.A Navy Exchange (NEX) project is also underway. Expected to open at the end of 2012, the new, two-story 150,000 sq. ft. store will be more than three times the size of the previous one. It will have food courts with various dining options, a pharmacy, a satellite Navy Federal Credit Union office, barber and beauty shop, an optical department and a flower shop.Amongst the renovations on base, Buildings 3 and 5 were also upgraded, as well as several operating rooms. A gate project is also in full swing to help ease the flow of traffic on and off base.[mappress]Source: navy, November 11, 2011 View post tag: New View post tag: military View post tag: government View post tag: WRNMMC November 11, 2011 Training & Education View post tag: News by topic USA: Military Leaders, Government Officials, Staff and Friends Gather for Dedication of New WRNMMC View post tag: officials View post tag: Gather Share this articlelast_img read more

UCU strikes to hit Oxford next week

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first_imgUCU Oxford Co-President Aris Katzourakis said, “Strike action is a last resort, but universities’ refusal to deal with absolutely key issues have left us with no alternative. She said: “I am deeply concerned that a combination of falling pay, rising workloads and increasingly insecure employment is making a career in higher education less suitable.” Staff will be on picket lines from 8.30am at several sites across Oxford – including the Clarendon Building, the Radcliffe Observatory and the Said Business School. “We understand the concerns many staff have on pay, as well as on pensions. We also have a duty to ensure our education and research activities continue as far as possible and will therefore have contingency plans in place to minimise the impact of any industrial action on staff, students and visitors.” 74% of UCU members polled in Oxford voted in favour of strike action. Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has said she ‘fully supports’ the UCU members, and called for urgent talks to resolve the dispute. “It is staggering and insulting that universities have not done more to work with us to try to find a way to resolve this dispute. A rally held outside the Clarendon Building on Monday will have speakers including, “Oxford East Anneliese Dodds, Oxford UCU co-president Aris Katzourakis, Oxford Student Union president Anisha Faruk and Chair of Oxford and District Labour Party, Rabyah Khan.” A spokesperson for Oxford University said: “The University is disappointed with the outcome of the Oxford UCU ballot in favour of industrial action over the national pay settlement. center_img As well as an eight strike days, union members will begin “action short of a strike” from Monday – this includes measures like working strictly to contract, refusing to cover for colleagues and refusing to rearrange lectures missed due to strike action. Earlier this week, the UCU laid the blame for the strikes firmly with the universities, who they said had refused to even discuss changes to pay. This will be the second year in a row where Oxford academics strike over remuneration. Strikes were held in early 2018. “We are heartened by the support and solidarity of the official student union of the University of Oxford and we hope students will continue to put pressure on university vice-chancellors to get their representatives back round the negotiating table for serious talks with the union.” The move comes as attempts to broach an agreement between the Universities and College Union and staff failed. From Monday 25th to Tuesday 4th December, staff members at 60 universities including Oxford will strike over pay and working conditions. Whereas 43 different universities are striking over pensions and pay/working conditions, academics in Oxford are striking over the pay and working conditions only. last_img read more