Rugby World – May 2012 edition contents

first_img[imagebrowser id=24]BRAD BARRITT sums up the jubilant mood of the England team on the cover of the May edition of Rugby World. The Saracens centre is a guest columnist in an issue packed with quotes, pictures and analysis of the 2012 Six Nations. Our 14-page rundown is followed by Stuart Barnes’s verdict of the championship, in which he picks his Lions XV one year out from their tour to Australia.Ben Morgan, Leigh Halfpenny and Rob Kearney, three stars of the Six Nations, all feature, while Scottish gloom following a wooden spoon campaign should be dispelled by reading about Edinburgh’s flying Dutchman, Tim Visser – soon to qualify for Scotland. Ireland’s problems also come under scrutiny as Paul Wallace explains what must be done in the wake of their scrum implosion at Twickenham.With the Welsh exodus to France gathering momentum, Stephen Jones looks at what the newly crowned European champions can do to stop the drain of talent. And staying in the principality, Derek Quinnell remembers the legendary Mervyn Davies.Elsewhere, we report on the remarkable Bumble Bees from Yorkshire – England’s only mixed-ability team – and take Sale and England Saxons forward James Gaskell back to his roots at Sandbach. We also visit Dublin to put your questions to the ERC, see how the Pumas are gearing up for the first Rugby Championship, and see what happens when Essex side Eton Manor have a coaching session with London Irish.———————————————————————————————————————————————–The Front Row…30 minutes with Lee DixonSix Nations 2012 – A round-up of the tournamentDerek Quinnell – The former Wales back-rower pays tribute to Mervyn DaviesBrad Barritt – The centre on the Six Nations and England’s summer tourPaul Wallace – The ex-prop gives his solutions to Ireland’s front-row crisisSpotlights…Jonathan Davies – With the Grand Slam ticked off, the Wales centre wants a win Down Under. By Sarah MockfordGeoff Parling – The England lock relished his first taste of Test rugby and is hungry for more. Owain Jones reportsRory Best – Bea Asprey finds the Ulster hooker eager to right Ireland’s Six Nations wrongs by beating New ZealandGreig Laidlaw – The Edinburgh half-back hopes to draw a line under Scotland’s wooden spoon. By Katie FieldThe Centres…Stuart Barnes – A look back at the Six Nations teams, plus his 2013 Lions XVBen Morgan – The rampaging England No 8 is living the dream on the Test stage. Here’s his story…Leigh Halfpenny – The full-back has worked tirelessly to help get himself – and Wales – back on top formTim Visser – Will Scotland’s try drought end when Edinburgh’s scoring machine joins the side in June? Rob Kearney – This man has been getting the fans cheering despite Ireland’s disappointing tournamentTechnical Zone – Dan Cottrell’s tips on how to create gaps in defenceMinis Zone – Kicking, catching and your team’s first scrum sessionFitness Zone – Wales’ cold relief, plus how to perfect your gym techniqueSave our Season – Eton Manor need our help. So we sent them to London Irish to take part in a skills sessionWelsh Exodus – Stephen Jones on why Wales are haemorrhaging stars to France – and how to stop it happeningMixed Ability – We visit Yorkshire to meet a team breaking down barriers – the remarkable Bumble BeesEuropean Rugby – Your questions are answered as we go to Dublin to meet the boss of Heineken Cup rugbyArgentina – How the influence of Agustín Pichot has helped the Pumas’ enter the Rugby ChampionshipIt started here – James Gaskell’s rugby journey has taken him from Sandbach to Sale. And he’s not finished yetNaked Truth – We get to know the real Will Genia The Backs…Club Guide – All your grass-roots news, plus Team of the Month and School Team of the MonthNaked Truth – Meet Wallaby Will GeniaArmchair Zone – The latest books and productsTour Tale – A nasty wake-up call———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby WorldClick here to find out where to buy Rugby World LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

Vienna Way / Marmol Radziner

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Joe Fletcher PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The Vienna Way residence, designed for a young family, is located on a large, extensively landscaped lot in Venice, CA. Floor to ceiling glazing and outdoor living spaces fully integrate the home within the California native landscape. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyWorking within the restrictions posed by the narrow site, the design divides the lot into thirds, with the two main volumes placed on the exterior edges of the property, bridged by a sunken kitchen in the center. The one-story structure to the south houses a great room that combines formal living and dining areas. The structure begins in the front of the property and flows into an outdoor dining patio. A large expanse of glass along the east provides a visual and spatial link to the pool area. Save this picture!planThe northern structure runs from the back of the property forward, also leading to an outdoor living area, and contains more casual, private spaces, including a family room and an office on the first floor and bedrooms on the second floor. Glazing along the second-story hallway offers views of the green roof (above the kitchen) and tree tops below. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyThe kitchen acts as the hub of the residence, connecting the public and private areas and providing views of the pool, side yard and rear property. From the exterior, the kitchen is shaped by a bronze box that emphasizes its significance and provides contrast to the plaster façade found on the main volumes of the residence. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyIn addition to bridging the two main volumes, the kitchen is the center of a water-related area that starts in front with a swimming pool and flows through the kitchen and over its green roof, and continues in the backyard’s riparian landscape planted with rushes, reeds, and sycamore trees. These plantings give way to a large play yard filled with buffalo grass and surrounded by Oak trees and other California native plants.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: National Library of France / Dominique PerraultArticlesEDUN Americas, Inc. Showroom & Offices / SpacesmithArticles Share 2007 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Marmol Radziner Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeMarmol RadzinerOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 09, 2011Cite: “Vienna Way / Marmol Radziner” 09 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States United States Houses Year:  Area:  4554 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Vienna Way / Marmol Radziner ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Photographs “COPY” Vienna Way / Marmol RadzinerSave this projectSaveVienna Way / Marmol Radzinerlast_img read more

11 Dwellings / La Nouvelle Agence

first_img Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 11 Dwellings / La Nouvelle Agence 11 Dwellings / La Nouvelle AgenceSave this projectSave11 Dwellings / La Nouvelle Agence France Apartments 2013 CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•Sainte-Eulalie, France “COPY” Photographs:  Courtesy of La Nouvelle AgenceEngineering:CETAB IngenierieClient:AQUITANISCost:1.120.000 €/htArchitect In Charge:Aït‐Mehdi Samira, Latizeau SylvainCity:Sainte-EulalieCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence Save this picture!SectionThe village of Sainte-Eulalie sits about twenty kilometers from Bordeaux. The site is at the edge of the rural town’s center. On the site, the corner building is rehabilitated, and ten new apartments are created on the remainder of the plot. Taken together, the individual dwellings define a housing block, larger than the original mansion, which frames a communal courtyard in the center. The proposal is careful to offer the best exposure for each building, and the highest quality of space for each apartment, as well as the collective spaces between dwellings.Save this picture!Courtesy of La Nouvelle AgenceThe party is arranged into three distinct sections, similar to the layouts of the surrounding wineries. The idea is simply to create a sense of one large house, rather than many small houses on individual properties. The facades towards the village are realized with a on site cast and washed concrete, reminding of the local stone used in existing buildings.Save this picture!3D ModelThe result is an arrangement which is familiar as well as private, a mixture of old and new, where personal and collective interests merge.Project gallerySee allShow lessAIA Awards Four with 2014 Institute Honors for Collaborative AchievementArchitecture NewsUA Studio 7 and Aedas’ Central Business District for Hongqiao Airport Now UnderwayAwarded CompetitionProject locationAddress:Sainte-Eulalie, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Year:  2013 Save this picture!Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence+ 15 Share Architects: La Nouvelle Agence Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area:  1048 m² Area:  1048 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLa Nouvelle AgenceOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseSainte-EulalieHousingRefurbishmentFrancePublished on February 23, 2014Cite: “11 Dwellings / La Nouvelle Agence” 22 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

BMLZ Villa Office / Tsutsumi & Associates

first_img Projects Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Interior Designers: Tsutsumi & Associates Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTsutsumi & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesInterior DesignOffices InteriorsOfficeBeijingCourtyardVillaTsutsumi & AssociatesChinaPublished on February 03, 2018Cite: “BMLZ Villa Office / Tsutsumi & Associates” 02 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?BMLZ北京工作室 / 堤由匡建筑设计工作室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 Manufacturers: AGROB BUCHTAL, BASF, Bosch, Tandus Centiva, Toto, Union, CDN, Huazhu Structural Member, Oppein, Ruihengyuan, YorkClient:BONUS&LAMBIENTLighting Design:Keigo Tanaka, Yoshihiro KanamoriFacility Planning:Hoshiaki Ishikawa, Katsunori Takebayashi, Ryuji YamazakiStructural Design:Liansheng Bao, Yanhui LiuDesign Team:Yoshimasa Tsutsumi, Siming Li, Weiwei Shi, Lin Song, Jun CuiCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsAcousticBruagAcoustics System – Balcony Cladding PanelsText description provided by the architects. This is a building complex for an architectural material company that mainly deals with import carpet and domestic acoustic absorption material. We renovate and expand the existing building which has basement floor and 3 floors above the ground.Save this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongDue to the difference of ground level, basement floor has open space on its south side, but on its north side it can’t get daylight. We need to carefully design the expanded volume so as not to block the daylight into the existing space. We studied a lot of models, like hollow volumes around central courtyard with several separated volumes, and finally decided upon a simple box. As a result, on the one hand its volume is just a simple box with a lot of randomly openings on its walls and roof, on the other hand the four scattered small courts make the plan complex.Save this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongSave this picture!1F planSince the openings of the small courts are restrained so that we feel it “inside”, but inside we can see trees and receive enough daylight from skylights so we feel it “outside”, of course the existing area also receive enough daylight. That is to say, the inside and outside are reversed, or those are merged.Save this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongThe ceiling of office area on the first floor is designed as sawtooth ceiling, adding the fake beams to hide the existing beam. By putting the lighting at the internal corner of the ceiling, as if the daylight from the sawtooth ceiling adds rhythm to the office place and it is filled with sufficient and homogeneous light.Save this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongOn the second floor, galleries, conference rooms and president’s office are required, and each room is separated with glass partitions. Those partition is cranked to unevenness and Ivy is hanged inside glass alcove. Coupled with the black colored glass on the corridor, the uneven glass irregularly reflects the scenery and adds unusual effect to the ordinary life.Save this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongSave this picture!Section b-bSave this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongIn the residence on the 3rd floor, the space is design as minimal in which gray is set as base color. Indirect lighting that illuminates the wall and ceiling is arranged in a balanced manner , making it a comfortable space enveloped in warm light.Save this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming SongProject gallerySee allShow lessSunny Side Box / STARSISSelected ProjectsAndrés Jaque Presents a New Version of The Popular TV Show ‘Sex and the City’Exhibition Share ArchDaily Year:  2017 BMLZ Villa Office / Tsutsumi & AssociatesSave this projectSaveBMLZ Villa Office / Tsutsumi & Associatescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses, Offices, Offices Interiors•Beijing, China Save this picture!© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song+ 50Curated by Joanna Wong Share China Area:  740 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard BMLZ Villa Office / Tsutsumi & Associateslast_img read more

Grassroots Grants

first_imgGrassroots Grants Howard Lake | 24 July 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement The Grassroots Grants scheme is the Government’s answer to providing local small grants to grassroots organisations within the most deprived communities of England. The money (£130 million) is to be distributed within 146 top-tier local authority areas through a network of local grantmaking bodies that had to bid for the privilege. The agreements have now been signed and the list of grantmakers has been published. To nobody’s surprise most of the organisations involved will be existing community foundations and they will soon be seeking applications in their areas.Background.80 million will be available over the next three years in the form of local grants to smaller voluntary organisations in England, and a further £50 million will be used to create local endowments and seek further income so that grantmaking can thrive in the long-term.What is the latest position?The Community Development Foundation was appointed to manage the Grassroots Grants programme as a whole and it has just published the names of the 63 local grantmakers that will be used to distribute the money across the 146 local authority areas. Grants will be for up to £5000 in both urban and rural areas.As we’ve said, most of the local grantmakers chosen to distribute the grants are existing community foundations but a few others are involved too: hats off to Croydon Voluntary Action, The Ealing and Brentford Consolidated Charity, Orient Regeneration (Waltham Forest, London), Bolton Community and Voluntary Services, Cheshire Community Action, Warrington CVS, amongst others, who have won the day.Each local grantmaker chosen to distribute Grassroots Grants will now be setting up procedures for accepting applications in their areas. Some will be inviting bids as soon as the end of July, others will be waiting until September or thereabouts.The only area so far without a successful local grantmaker having been chosen is the Haringey area of London, and the Community Development Foundation has readvertised in its search for a suitable body. More information is available by calling the CDF on 01223 400331.What should you do now?To get a breakdown of the 146 areas covered and the organisations chosen to be local grantmakers go you can download a full list with contact details. You should then contact your own local grantmaker as soon as possible to clarify what they are planning to do.This information is provided by, the online news, information and support service for fundraisers and funding advisers throughout the UK. For subscription details go Tagged with: Fundinglast_img read more

ALGERIA – RSF alarmed by court’s decision to suspended newspaper’s sale

first_img AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Media independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression RSF_en Follow the news on Algeria June 30, 2016 ALGERIA – RSF alarmed by court’s decision to suspended newspaper’s sale News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria The court issued the ruling today (15 June) in response to the petition filed in May by the communication ministry, which claims that the sale would violate Algeria’s 2012 Code of Information. “Although not final, this decision is extremely disturbing and we urge the judicial authorities to deal with this case fairly and within a reasonable period, one that takes account of this media group’s financial situation,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “Blocking El Khabar’s strategic decision would be unfortunate after all it has endured in the past 25 years to defend its critical and independent editorial line. It has been denied all state advertising since 1998 and its income from private-sector advertising has halved in the past two years as a result of probable government pressure on advertisers.” El Khabar CEO Cherif Rezgui said: “We regard this decision as surprising and unexpected. We are going to appeal to the State Council in the next 15 days. We hope that this case will be treated logically and in the framework of the law.” In May, RSF urged support for El Khabar and condemned the manoeuvres against it by the Algerian authorities. Algeria is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation May 12, 2021 Find out more Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Receive email alerts to go further Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked to learn that the Bir Mourad Rais administrative court in Algiers has provisionally suspended the sale of shares in the El Khabar media group to Ness Prod, a company that is part of the privately-owned Algerian industrial conglomerate Cevital. Help by sharing this information AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Media independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression May 18, 2021 Find out more News News April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Madagascar: municipal authorities short-circuit overly critical radio station

first_imgNews August 9, 2016 Madagascar: municipal authorities short-circuit overly critical radio station November 27, 2020 Find out more News Organisation RSF_en Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measures MadagascarAfrica Condemning abuses Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the municipal authorities in Ilakaka, a mining town 700 km south of the capital, Antananarivo, have allowed a local privately-owned power company to censor an independent radio station by turning off its electricity supply.RSF calls on the Madagascan government to bring this illegal state of affairs to an end and to ensure that the local authorities behave in a legal manner. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa April 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely Ilakaka-based Radio Jupiter has been deprived of electricity since 1 August, when employees of Maherlla, the power company, went to the radio station to disconnect its supply. In response to the incomprehension of the station’s management, who knew they were up to date with the electricity bills, Maherlla’s employees produced a letter justifying the action on the grounds of “defamation of the electricity supply company, meaning its services are not needed” and “disrespect and contempt towards the authorities.” “We condemn this blatant act of censorship of a radio station regarded as overly independent of the local economic and political centres of power,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber of RSF’s Africa desk. “We call on the municipal authorities and the power company Maherlla to respect the law and to restore the radio station’s electricity supply at once.” Radio Jupiter is the only outlet in Ilakaka offering an alternative to the official media mouthpieces, which is perhaps why the town’s mayor, Ratsimanoitry “Zidane” Razafiarison, chose to have a debate about the municipality’s management on Radio Jupiter on 28 July. He was accompanied by his chief of staff, Benjamin Ravelonirina, who happens to be Maherlla’s owner. However, they were quickly disconcerted by the questions posed by listeners and other guests, especially questions about mismanagement of refuse removal. The mayor finally stormed out in mid-broadcast when the journalist Fernand Cello asked about a 3% municipal tax that Maherlla has added to consumer electricity bills although no trace of this tax can be found in the municipal accounts. Cello regards the disconnection of Radio Jupiter’s power supply as a “political decision and abuse of power.” The radio station has decided to file a formal complaint. Cello is known for his coverage of corruption and environmental destruction caused by Ilakaka’s sapphire mines. After revealing the existence of a clandestine mine, he had to flee to Antananarivo in late to 2014 because of threats from local officials. In January 2016, he was physically attacked and had to be hospitalized after a report about organ trafficking. Local residents who appreciate Radio Jupiter’s independence staged a demonstration in Ilakaka on 6 August in protest against the censorship of the station. Madagascan journalists are meanwhile combatting the adoption of a draconian new communication law, which they say would make it easier for the authorities to control media outlets. Madagascar is ranked 56th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. to go further April 30, 2021 Find out more News MadagascarAfrica Condemning abuses Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression A demonstration against the censorship of Radio Jupiter in Ilakaka on 6 August. Follow the news on Madagascar Reports Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Seventh break-in at journalist’s home, intelligence agency suspected

first_img ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation Help by sharing this information May 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seventh break-in at journalist’s home, intelligence agency suspected Ignacio Gómez, the co-producer of the “Noticias Uno” news programme on state-owned TV station Canal Uno, believes that Colombia’s leading intelligence agency, the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), was responsible for yesterday’s break-in at his Bogotá apartment, the seventh in the past decade.The break-in, which took place while Gómez was out, was executed by two men and a woman with sophisticated apparatus. They were in the process of forcing the front door but fled when they realized they had been spotted by neighbours. Burglars took Gómez’s personal computer, document and USB flash drives during a previous break-in last year, when he was working on stories involving former President Alvaro Uribe’s children.At the time of yesterday’s break-in attempt, Gómez was participating as president of the Bogota-based Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP) in a public debate in which he said there had been no let-up in telephone tapping (“chuzadas”) and other illegal practices by the DAS.Yesterday, Gómez also attended the presentation of a FLIP submission to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights supporting the complaint filed by Jineth Bedoya of the daily El Espectador, who was kidnapped, tortured and raped in May 2000.Ruling out the possibility that ordinary burglars were responsible for yesterday’s break-in, Gómez said the DAS had been trying to harass and intimidate him since 2002. He has been the target of two physical attacks and has had to spend time in exile. He and other journalists are named in DAS files.“Ignacio Gómez is one of the journalists who openly criticised the ‘democratic security’ policy launched during President Uribe’s two terms, from 2002 to 2010,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Like him, we do not think this was an ordinary burglary. It bears all the hallmarks of the intelligence services, whose dirty tricks and abuses we have long criticized.”The press freedom organization added: “It is impossible not to suspect that these repeated break-ins were acts of espionage. The judicial authorities should lose no time in investigating the latest of these cases, which call for a thorough overall of the intelligence services. It is time to put a stop to these methods.”In a similar break-in at freelance journalist Gonzalo Guillén’s Bogotá home on 1 May, his computer and a hard disk were removed. They contained information implicating the armed forces in corruption and in extra-judicial killings known as “false positives” because the victim is falsely portrayed as having belonged to a guerrilla organization.In a separate development, the Colombian judicial authorities yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of former DAS chief María del Pilar Hurtado, who was granted political asylum in neighbouring Panama last November.Reporters Without Borders, which condemned Panama’s decision to grant her asylum at the time, urges the Panamanian authorities to approve Colombia’s request for her extradition. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further Follow the news on Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out morecenter_img RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia News Reports News RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News ColombiaAmericas last_img read more

Upper St. Clair Earns WELL Health-Safety Rating

first_img Previous articleTorino-Sassuolo Serie A match off due to virus casesNext articleMyHeritage Releases Groundbreaking Feature to Animate the Faces in Still Photos Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 center_img TAGS  Facebook Facebook Pinterest PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– Upper St. Clair School District recently earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for each of its six schools – marking the first district to reach this achievement worldwide. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: WELL Health-Safety Rating seal The WELL Health-Safety Rating through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future. “The health and safety of our students and staff members as well as others who use our school facilities remain our top priority,” Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, said. “The WELL Health-Safety seal is further testament that we are sincere in our efforts to go above and beyond to provide the safest environment possible for teaching and learning.” Designed to empower organizations to take the necessary steps to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can help guide users in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community. “Our schools serve not only as learning environments for children, but also as workplaces for teachers and staff and as gathering spaces for communities,” said Rachel Hodgdon, IWBI president and CEO. “We applaud the Upper St. Clair School District for its leadership and commitment to evidence-based interventions that will help pave the way for schools everywhere that are navigating these pandemic times.” In addition, the Upper St. Clair School District has developed a robust plan to renew the rating annually and achieve the rigorous criteria year after year. “Our work to this point has ensured and validated that we have coordinated systems and intentional efforts across the district that are designed to improve the environment by making it the healthiest and safest for our students and staff,” Dr. Lou Angelo, director of operations and facilities, said. “We will continue to make the review and the assessment of products, practices, training and evaluation associated with our cleaning protocol, building systems, emergency preparedness and health services a primary focus of our program.” In order to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, Upper St. Clair School District validated current practices and improved upon others such as increasing the environmentally friendly cleaning products used. “I am particularly excited to share our district’s movement toward preferred cleaning products and, specifically, the transition toward Green Seal Certified or recommended products,” Dr. Angelo said. “These products are proven safer for our school community and the environment.” Upper St. Clair School District was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating following the successful completion of third-party documentation review to confirm it has met all requirements. In pursuing the WELL Health-Safety Rating, Upper St. Clair partnered with Advantus Engineers, LLC, which is led by Alicia Avick. In addition to serving as president of the engineering company, Ms. Avick is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School as well as a parent of two Upper St. Clair students. “As an engineer, with so much invested in sustainable and healthy buildings, and as a parent, I was impressed with all the steps Upper St. Clair was taking to keep our children in their school buildings,” Ms. Avick said. “Teaming them with our highly experienced Director of Sustainability, Angelica Ciranni, to review and refine the great strides already being taken, validates those efforts and provides a science-based framework for moving forward.” Launched in July 2020, the WELL Health-Safety Rating was developed with recommendations from nearly 600 experts across public health, medicine, design, real estate, government and academia. The rating is managed by the International WELL Building Institute, whose mission is to improve human health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world. According to Dr. Angelo, a healthy and safe physical school environment promotes learning by ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. “Our priority is to create an environment that optimizes learning and protects the health and wellbeing of students and staff,” Dr. Angelo said. “We will continue to do everything we can to ensure our community’s schools are among the best – environmentally and educationally.” About Upper St. Clair School District The Upper St. Clair School District, located in the Pittsburgh region, serves nearly 4,100 students in six schools, all of which have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools. The district has a strong tradition of earning local, regional and national accolades for its students’ academic achievements as well as its education, music and athletic programs. The district’s success – along with its K-12 International Baccalaureate program – has resulted in a diverse population with families from all over the world. There are more than 40 different home languages spoken throughout the school district. Upper St. Clair School District ranks first among 102 school districts throughout the seven-county region and second among the Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, according to the 2020 Guide to Western Pennsylvania Schools, published by the Pittsburgh Business Times. About Advantus Engineers Advantus Engineers, LLC specializes in building commissioning, environmental compliance, construction quality assurance, and sustainability. Founded in 2004, Advantus serves owners, designers, and construction teams in designing, evaluating, understanding, and managing vital building systems. About IWBI The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellbeing everywhere. IWBI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delos. More information on WELL can be found here. International WELL Building Institute pbc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delos. International WELL Building Institute, IWBI, the WELL Building Standard, WELL v2, WELL Certified, WELL AP, WELL Portfolio, WELL Portfolio Score, The WELL Conference, We Are WELL, the WELL Community Standard, WELL Health-Safety Rating, WELL Health-Safety Rated, WELL Health-Equity, WELL and others, and their related logos are trademarks or certification marks of International WELL Building Institute in the United States and other countries. View source version on CONTACT: Angelica Ciranni, Director of Sustainability Advantus Engineers, LLC [email protected]| 724.396.5353Jamie Matos, Communications and Public Affairs International WELL Building Institute [email protected]| 516.941.7167Tina Vojtko, Communications Upper St. Clair School District [email protected]| 412-833-1600 ext. 2215 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: STATE/LOCAL OTHER EDUCATION OTHER HEALTH CONTINUING OTHER POLICY ISSUES UNIVERSITY PRIMARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION TRAINING PRESCHOOL GENERAL HEALTH PHILANTHROPY PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT OTHER PHILANTHROPY HEALTH SOURCE: International WELL Building Institute Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/25/2021 09:40 AM/DISC: 02/25/2021 09:40 AM Upper St. Clair Earns WELL Health-Safety Ratinglast_img read more

Contribution of giant icebergs to the Southern Ocean freshwater flux

first_imgIn the period 1979–2003 the mass of “giant” icebergs (icebergs larger than 18.5 km in length) calving from Antarctica averaged 1089 ± 300 Gt yr−1 of ice, under half the snow accumulation over the continent given by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2246 ± 86 Gt yr−1). Here we combine a database of iceberg tracks from the National Ice Center and a model of iceberg thermodynamics in order to estimate the amount and distribution of meltwater attributable to giant icebergs. By comparing with published modeled meltwater distribution for smaller bergs we show that giant icebergs have a different melting pattern: An estimated 35% of giant icebergs’ mass is exported north of 63°S versus 3% for smaller bergs, although giant bergs spend more of the earlier part of their history nearer to the coast. We combine both estimates to produce the first iceberg meltwater map that takes into account giant icebergs. The average meltwater input is shown to exceed precipitation minus evaporation (P − E) in certain areas and is a nonnegligible term in the balance of freshwater fluxes in the Southern Ocean. The calving of giant icebergs is, however, episodic; this might have implications for their impact on the freshwater budget of the ocean. It is estimated that over the period 1987–2003 the meltwater flux in the Weddell and Ross seas has varied by at least 15,000 m3 s−1 over a month. Because of the potential sensitivity of the production of deep waters to abrupt changes in the freshwater budget, variations in iceberg melt rates of this magnitude might be climatologically significant.last_img read more