CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) 2018 Presentation

first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2018 presentation Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Who should be France’s centre pairing?

first_imgBut those 113 minutes have been the extent of Dumoulin’s international career with an Achilles injury sidelining him for the duration of the Six Nations. No bad thing, probably, as les Bleus never played with the same elan that they’d managed against Fiji and Australia.Centre of attention: Alexandre Dumoulin in action for Racing last season. Photo: Getty ImagesIt was during his rehabilitation that Dumoulin made public what had been an open secret among the French rugby press for years: that he was the illegitimate son of Marc Cécillon, the former France flanker and captain who spent five years in prison for shooting his wife dead. Dumoulin made the announcement in January, a pre-emptive strike against unnamed British tabloids who were apparently going to break the story during the Six Nations.Six months on Dumoulin says that revealing the name of his biological father caused him no pain. “Not at all,” he said in a recent interview in which he came across as a remarkably balanced and level-headed young man. “I knew very early (at five years old) that I’d been born to a father who hadn’t acknowleged my birth. I’ve lived with that since I’ve been very small. There has been no secret and it’s therefore not something which has restrained my life as a man. I had a happy childhood and today I am still happy.”Dumoulin turns 26 on 24 August but he won’t be receiving a card from Cécillon, who’s never contacted his son. “I’ve been raised with affection, by my mother and my stepfather, whom I’ve always considered as my father,” he said. “(But) if one day there’s a rapprochement to make, then it will happen.” There’s plenty of debate over France’s midfield selection for the World Cup French flair: Gael Fickou impressed against England. Photo: Getty Images PSA announces the names of the 31 players  he’ll be taking to the World Cup on 23 August. Should Dumoulin’s name be among them, it will be some present for a young man mature beyond his years.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.center_img It’s not just England who have problems in the midfield. While time is running down for Stuart Lancaster to decide his best centre partnership, France coach Philippe Saint-André has a similar conundrum.Last season PSA went through five starting combinations in eight Internationals, finishing by fielding Gael Fickou and Maxime Mermoz against England at Twickenham. Though France lost 55-35 they did score five tries – one more than their sum total in the previous four games of the Six Nations – and Mermoz and Fickou played with a creativity missing for much of PSA’s reign.Not that it did Mermoz much good. To general surprise, the Toulon centre was omitted from PSA’s World Cup squad, as was Jonathan Danty, the 22-year-old Stade Francais centre, who made such an impression during the Parisian club’s march to the Top 14 title. Danty was named by Midi Olympique as their centre of the season, which makes his exclusion from France’s 36-man squad all the more baffling.Instead PSA stuck with what he knows, selecting as his five centres Mathieu Bastareaud, Rémi Lamerat, Wesley Fofana, Alexandre Dumoulin and Fickou. Bastareaud, by all accounts, has benefited from the three-week extensive training camp that the squad underwent last month, shedding several kilos and looking fitter than he has done in seasons. ‘Basta’ will definitely make PSA’s final squad of 31, though Midi Olympique predicts he’s unlikely to make the first-choice XV. Rather he’ll be used “in case it rains, predictable in September in England”.In shape: Mathieu Bastareaud has benefited from France’s training camps. Photo: Getty ImagesEnglish Septembers have actually been glorious in recent years, so if it is France’s plan to save Bastareaud for a rainy day, he might not be seen much during the World Cup. Fofana and Fickou would both enjoy the hard grounds of late summer but while the former is guaranteed to make the final squad, Fickou and Lamerat, the solidly-built Castres centre, must prove themselves in the warm-up matches against England and Scotland this month.So must Dumoulin, the man who ousted Jamie Roberts from the Racing XV last season with his powerful running and intelligent offloading. It’s no secret PSA and Patrice Lagisquet, France’s backs coach, covet the skills of the 25-year-old known to his team-mates as ‘Dumoule’. At 6ft 2in and 15st, he’s similar in size to the great Yannick Jauzion, the Toulouse centre whose physique belied his soft hands and sharp brain.Dumoulin made his debut in last November’s win against Fiji and the following week won his second cap against Australia. He lasted only the first half of the victory over the Wallabies but in that time demonstrated his defensive qualities, in particular with one scything tackle on Israel Folau. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Caseta de les Brugueres Refurbishment / GMO Arquitectura

first_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960110/caseta-de-les-brugueres-refurbishment-gmo-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs:  DEL RIO BANI Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Caseta de les Brugueres Refurbishment / GMO ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveCaseta de les Brugueres Refurbishment / GMO Arquitectura Area:  113 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain CopyAbout this officeGMO ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentSustainabilitySpainPublished on April 19, 2021Cite: “Caseta de les Brugueres Refurbishment / GMO Arquitectura” [Caseta de les Brugueres / GMO Arquitectura] 19 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Velux CopyHouses, Refurbishment, Sustainability•El Priorato, Spain Lead Architect: Caseta de les Brugueres Refurbishment / GMO Arquitectura ArchDaily 2020 Photographs Architects: GMO Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANI+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share Year:  Design Team:Ignasi Miró Alsina, Victor Oteo SánchezBuilder:Francisco Morales NúñezCity:El PrioratoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© DEL RIO BANIRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola Systems“Caseta de las Brugueras” refurbishment is a Project to rehabilitate a listed small Catalan country house or “Mas”, to turn it into a small refuge for short-term vacation breaks.Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANIThe “Mas” is located in Priorat, an area of ​​volcanic origin, a region with a rough and wild appearance, with landscapes of impressive luminosity. The building, settled in this same environment, retains the essence of the region; the silence and tranquility with maximum respect for the pre-existing construction and in close contact with the environment.Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANISave this picture!Proposed plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© DEL RIO BANIThe building consists of two adjacent naves at different levels from different periods, adapted to the terrain’s topography.The project’s primary purpose consisted in giving value to the existing construction; that is to say, differentiate the architectural intervention from the pre-existing “Mas”.Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANISave this picture!Proposed plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© DEL RIO BANIOne of the most important client’s requirements at the program level was to provide the house with a double space where the dining-living would be located. To solve the circulation between this space and the upper floor, we made a walkway to allow the light reach the lower floor.Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANIAs it is a catalogued facade, we opened just the necessary windows to guarantee a minimum of ventilation in the different rooms of the project. To maximize the entry of light, we have put Velux type windows.Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANIThe actions on the structure involved reinforcing the existing slab through a compression layer with connectors in the existing wooden beams and raising the level of the roof with a perimeter ring beam that improves the “tying” with the existing structure.To build the roof, we have recovered the wooden beams and more than 50% of the original roof tiles. At the same time, a lot of isolation thickness was gained to improve the thermal conditions inside.Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANIAnother challenge we encountered was that the building didn’t have a connection to the electricity network; therefore we placed photovoltaic panels with batteries that accumulate the energy that the house needs.Save this picture!© DEL RIO BANIProject gallerySee allShow lessBjarke Ingels Group to Design Mega-Sustainable Infinity Loop on the Hangzhou HorizonArchitecture NewsThe Signature Roof of Studio Gang’s Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Reaches CompletionArchitecture News Share Projects Alex Garcia Gispert “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960110/caseta-de-les-brugueres-refurbishment-gmo-arquitectura Clipboardlast_img read more

Legal challenges battle for Mumia’s life and health

first_imgTo paraphrase Fidel Castro, what the imperialists fear most is the mass duplication of Mumia’s exceptionally heroic example.The prolonged fight to secure the most effective hepatitis C antiviral medication for Mumia Abu-Jamal and the decades-long struggle to ultimately free him continues with unabated determination. The fact that Mumia “is who he is,” helps to explain why this effort is so arduous and so important.Thousands of other prisoners, themselves captured and held under suspicious conditions, are also impacted by Mumia’s case.As colossal and well-armed as U.S. imperialism is, both internally and externally, it trembles at the very idea that the sheer weight of Mumia’s arguments, which its apologists can’t credibly refute, can have a most destabilizing influence on its self-arrogated right to dominate and rule the world.This what the rulers really fear: any challenge to their authority. And they especially don’t want that challenge to be ideologically organized. Hence the continued cowardly effort to kill him; now, through medical neglect and abuse.Of course to Mumia’s defenders, the rulers’ posture is fully unacceptable. When Mumia called, freedom fighters the world over answered.Legal battlefieldFresh dispatches from the legal battlefield by Bret Grote and Bob Boyle, lawyers for Mumia in this case, show that their measured arguments have been carefully looked over by presiding Judge Robert Mariani, who made suggestions that help Mumia’s lawyers to further sharpen their focus of complaint and remedy.Filed Aug. 5, in the form of judgment opposition papers against former and current Pennsylvania Department of Corrections heads at Mahanoy State Correctional Institution, including Superintendent John Kerestes, these documents seek to particularly identify those responsible for “activating a climate of medical abuse and neglect.” Since 2014 and continuing through 2015, this climate has placed Mumia’s life in continued grave danger.Sought after hepatitis C antiviral medicine remains out of Mumia’s immediate reach. Earlier, the authorities had used the high cost for treatment as another mean-spirited excuse. Yet informed experts contradict them.Lawyers Grote and Boyle have indicated that they have met the 14-day resubmission deadline to refile an amended complaint for Judge Mariani, who is seen as slow but methodical.Judge Mariani dismissed one section of the complaint on Mumia’s behalf “because Mumia was transferred from Geisinger [hospital] and is no longer subject to its authority. [The] judge saw Mumia’s claim against Geisinger as moot, but did permit First Amendment association claim (based on the prohibition on visits and communication with his attorneys, wife, and family during his May 2015 hospitalization) to proceed against defendant Kerestes.” (memo submitted by Mumia’s lawyers, circa Aug. 9)In a related development, defense attorney “Judith Ritter filed a new Post Conviction Relief Act petition (PCRA) in Mumia’s case August 8th, 2016, based on the June 2016 US Supreme Court opinion in Williams v. Commonwealth in which the Court ruled that former PA Chief Justice Ronald Castille should have recused himself from Williams’ 2012 appeal of his death sentence given his role in authorizing the death penalty in Williams’ 1986 case as the DA of Philadelphia.” (lawyers’ memo)Castille was the DA during direct appeal in Mumia’s case and refused to recuse himself in Mumia’s PCRA appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, according to Mumia’s lawyers.Also included in arguments submitted to Judge Mariani on Mumia’s behalf was a declaration by Dr. Joseph Harris that includes his assessment of Mumia’s guarded medical condition and prognosis to return Mumia to better and safer health.The denial of the existence of political prisoners in the United States, by government at the three major levels, is not because of some stubborn refusal to recognize. It is designed to further criminalize dissent by denying capitalist society’s responsibility for the conditions that gave rise to dissent in the first place. We must never be fooled.Brick by brick, wall by wall, we’re gonna free Mumia Abu Jamal and all political prisoners!Henry Hagins is an active member of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU defeats West Virginia 40-10 in blackout game

first_img + posts Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Linkedin Dean Straka Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Facebook Twitter printThe Horned Frogs defeated West Virginia 40-10 Thursday night in front of a crowd of 45,947 strong.The Frogs got off to a quick start, as quarterback Trevone Boykin found wide receiver Josh Doctson for a 17-yard touchdown pass on their opening drive to jump out to a 7-0 lead. It was Doctson’s 13th touchdown catch of the year.The Frogs struck again later in the first quarter when Boykin took the ball himself, front flipping into the end zone to give the Frogs a 14-0 lead. Jaden Oberkrom executed a 20-yard field goal attempt on the Frogs’ following drive to extend the lead to 17-0 with less than two minutes to play in the first quarter.It was the Mountaineers who struck first in the second quarter when quarterback Skyler Howard found wide receiever Shelton Gibson in the end zone for a diving touchdown catch, making it a 17-7 game with 11:19 to play in the quarter. West Virginia then made a 51-yard field goal later in the quarter to cut the lead to 17-10.The Frogs extended their lead yet again, this time to 10 points when Oberkrom executed a 23-yard field goal with 1:05 to play in the half, making it 20-10 in favor of the FrogsAfter a quick West Virginia three and out, Oberkrom nailed his third field goal of the night, this time from 57 yards out as time expired in the half. The Frogs would take a 23-10 lead going into halftime.On the opening drive of the second half, Boykin found tailback Kyle Hicks for a 7-yard touchdown pass, extending the Frogs’ lead to 30-10The Frogs struck once again on their next drive, this time with Boykin finding Doctson again in the end zone for his 14th touchdown catch of the season. The 9-yard reception extended the Frogs’ lead to 37-10.Oberkrom added to his impressive night in the first minute of the fourth quarter, nailing a 43-yard field goal to extend the lead to 40-10.TCU’s offense recorded a total of 616 yards in the win.The Frogs’s defense showed up big in the win too, allowing points only in the second quarter. It was a pleasant change after several lackluster performances from the unit in previous games.TCU’s unit had its best first half performance, as far as points allowed, since shutting out Texas in the first half of that game on October 3.Freshman middle linebacker Travin Howard recorded his first career interception with 9:31 to go in the fourth quarter, ending a scoring chance of the Mountaineers in the red zone.The Frogs return to action when they face Oklahoma State next Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Twitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Trevone Boykin finished with 388 yards in TCU’s 40-10 Thursday night win over West Virginia in 2015. Previous articleTCU leads West Virginia 23-10 at halftimeNext articleFrogs dominate in 40-10 victory over West Virginia Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/last_img read more

Fourteen human rights organisations express support for a US draft law on free expression online (GOFA)

first_img News United StatesAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Fourteen human rights organisations, including Reporters Without Borders, signed a statement on 18 July in support of the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA) which is currently under debate in the US House of Representatives. The signatories said the law would prevent Internet sector companies helping governments of authoritarian countries, particularly the Chinese, from cracking down on freedom of expression.—————-NGOs Joint Statement in support of H.R. 4780,the Global Online Freedom Act of 2006July 18, 2006Chairman Christopher H. Smith Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operation We write in support of HR 4780, the Global Online Freedom Act of 2006, in its effort to prevent US companies from carrying out or facilitating the suppression of online speech in China and other countries. In repressive societies such as China, the Internet has given people unprecedented opportunities to communicate with each other and to learn about the outside world in ways that their governments forbid. But undemocratic governments are now fighting back, by making Internet and technology companies allies in their repression. China, for example, has pressured Yahoo to turn over to its secret police the names of political dissidents who send sensitive information over email. One such dissident, Shi Tao, was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison after being identified by Yahoo. China has also convinced Microsoft to shut down Internet blogs in which Chinese users were criticizing their government, and persuaded Google to censor its search engine results. Chinese citizens using Google’s Chinese search engine now cannot even learn of the existence of information about human rights and democracy on the Internet, including that found on U.S. government supported websites such as the Voice of America. Internet companies argue that people in closed societies such as China are better off if U.S. companies are there to influence the development of this medium. We agree – so long as U.S. companies set a higher standard with respect to privacy and free expression than do local providers in these societies. Thus far, the leading U.S. companies are not doing so. And realistically, they are unlikely to stand up alone to governments in countries like China without clear rules of the road and strong engagement from the U.S. government. H.R. 4780 would compel more transparency about company practices when they operate in repressive countries. Crucially, the bill would make it more difficult for repressive governments to obtain Internet user information from U.S. companies when seeking to punish dissidents or other individuals for exercising their right to free expression, as user data would have to be stored outside countries such as China that use such information to jail its citizens. In addition, the bill prohibits U.S. companies from disclosing to officials of repressive countries such as China personally identifying user information except for legitimate law enforcement purposes. Thank you for supporting this important legislation and working for its speedy enactment.- Reporters Without Borders- Amnesty International – Human Rights Watch – China Information Center – CPJ – Earth Rights International – Laogai Research Foundation – National Economic and Social Rights Initiative – PEN USA – PEN American Center – Religious Freedom Coalition – Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights – Secretariat of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) – Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Follow the news on United States News United StatesAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go furthercenter_img News July 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fourteen human rights organisations express support for a US draft law on free expression online (GOFA) WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Receive email alerts Organisation last_img read more

“For Press Freedom” Video Contest – Winner

first_img United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders USA, CNN and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the “For Press Freedom” Video Contest, a nationwide competition challenging university students to create a video PSA that will air on CNN on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2012. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The international jury of journalists and human rights defenders selected the winning video answering the question “Why should we care about freedom of information?” based on quality, creativity, message and impact. The winning video will air on CNN on May 3, 2012, World Press Freedom Day. The winners will be honored this day at CNN in New York among journalists and human rights activists. The “For Press Freedom” video contest is made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation.The jury members include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, CNN Worldwide executive vice-president and managing editor Mark Whitaker, Calvin Sims from the Ford Foundation, Reporters Without Borders executive director Olivier Basille, Reports Without Borders USA chairman Peter O. Price, Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, Bashana Abeywardane of Sri Lanka’s Journalists for Democracy, Bahraini journalist Nada Alwadi and Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker of Hell and Back again Danfung Dennis._____________________________________________________________Reporters Without Borders USA, CNN and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce the five finalists of the “For Press Freedom” Video Contest, a nationwide competition challenging university students to create a video PSA. The winning video will be aired on CNN on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2012. Calvin Sims, Program Officer for News Media and Journalism, Ford Foundation Calvin Sims manages a portfolio of grants focused on the development of a free and responsible press worldwide. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation in 2007, Calvin spent two decades at The New York Times. He was a director, producer, news anchor, and foreign correspondent and played a central role in the newspaper’s expansion into television, documentaries and the Web. As a foreign correspondent, Calvin was based in Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Seoul and Jakarta. Olivier Basille, Executive director, Reporters sans frontières International Olivier Basille is the Executive director of Reporters Sans Frontieres International /Reporters Without Borders International. In 1995, he founded the Belgian office of RSF and has been the permanent representative to the European Union’s institutions since 1998.Peter O. Price, Chairman, Reporters Without Borders USA Former President and CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peter O. Price is Chairman and Chief Executive of Premiere Previews, a joint venture with the New York Times and Warner Bros., which digitally restores film classics for screenings by club members of the New York Times Film Club. At Reporters Without Borders, he is a crucial advisor for the US strategy. News Help by sharing this information Mark Whitaker, Executive vice-president and Managing editor, CNN Worldwide Mark Whitaker is responsible for leading editorial coverage across all CNN networks and websites and directing the overall approach, tone and scope of CNN’s reporting. Whitaker previously served as senior vice president and Washington bureau chief at NBC News and he was the editor of Newsweek from 1998 to 2006. Danfung Dennis, American photojournalist and film directorSince 2006, Danfung Dennis has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His still photographs have been published in print media all over the world. In 2010, he won the Bayeux-Calvados Award For War Correspondents. Danfung Dennis directed and filmed his first feature length documentary on the war in Afghanistan, Hell and Back Again, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won both the World Cinema Jury Award and the World Cinema Cinematography Award. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. June 7, 2021 Find out more Roxana Saberi, Iranian-American journalist and author Roxana Saberi moved to Iran in 2003 and worked for news organizations including BBC, NPR, ABC Radio, and Feature Story News. She was arrested on January 31, 2009 and was sentenced to eight years in prison on a trumped-up charge of espionage. In May 2009, an Iranian court overturned the sentence, and she was released. Since her release, she has worked to bring attention to the situation of human rights in Iran. Organisation Follow the news on United States The five finalists are:- Michelle Frantino’s team – Stony Brook University- Renca Dunn’s team – American University- Alexandra Nguyen’s team – Wichita State University – Ashley Hudson’s team – Middle Tennessee State University – Cassandra Stagner’s team – Western Michigan University Students from universities all across the United States participated in the contest. The students were challenged to create a PSA answering the question “Why should we care about freedom of information?”. The international jury of journalists and human rights defenders will select the winning video based on quality, creativity, message and impact. The winning video will be announced on April 19 and will air on CNN on May 3, 2012. The winners will be invited to attend the World Press Freedom Day party at CNN in New York where they will be awarded for their video among journalists and human rights activists. The “For Press Freedom” video contest is made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation.The jury members will include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, CNN Worldwide executive vice-president and managing editor Mark Whitaker, Calvin Sims from the Ford Foundation, Reporters Without Borders executive director Olivier Basille, Reporters Without Borders USA chairman Peter O. Price, Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, Bashana Abeywardane of Sri Lanka’s Journalists for Democracy, Bahraini journalist Nada Alwadi and Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker of Hell and Back again Danfung Dennis. The JuryAnderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360º on CNN. He joined CNN in 2001, covering the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the uprising in Egypt and the aftermath of the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, among many other stories throughout his career. Cooper and Anderson Cooper 360° have won several major journalism awards, including multiple Emmy awards.center_img April 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “For Press Freedom” Video Contest – Winner Receive email alerts Nada Alwadi, Bahraini journalist Nada Alwadi has been working in print media since 2003 covering politics and human rights issues in Bahrain and the Middle East. She covered the recent crackdown in Bahrain for several international media including USA Today. She was detained in April 2011 for her reporting and is now living in the United States. In 2011, she was one of the recipients for the first James Lawson Award for Nonviolent Achievement by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Alwadi co-founded the Bahraini Press Association with other prominent Bahraini journalists last year. United StatesAmericas to go further News The winning video was created by Cassandra Stagner and Wil Granaderos fromWestern Michigan University. News News Bashana Abeywardane, Sri-Lankan journalist and writer Bashana Abeywardane has been working as a journalist since 1992 and was forced into exile in 2006. He is currently serving as the Convener of the exiled Sri Lankan rights group, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS). Reporters Without Borders was created in 1985 to defend journalists and media rights worldwide. It is a non-profit organization based in Paris, with more than 150 correspondents on the ground and a dozen offices abroad, including in Washington D.C.CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media. CNN launched its first U.S cable news channel in 1980 and was the first platform to provide 24/7 news coverage in the country. CNN continues to be committed to delivering nonpartisan news and analysis to global audiences across all platforms. June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalists interrogated, photos seized after protesters attack official building in Khimki

first_img News Help by sharing this information May 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption August 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists interrogated, photos seized after protesters attack official building in Khimki RSF_en RussiaEurope – Central Asia to go furthercenter_img News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Follow the news on Russia May 5, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the raids on news media and journalists that the interior ministry has carried out as part of its investigation into an attack on an administrative building in Khimki, a satellite town on Moscow’s northern outskirts, by hundreds of protesters on the night of 28 July.Representatives of the interior ministry’s Moscow region investigating committee raided the offices of the daily Kommersant on 2 August and confiscated photos of the Khimki protest, including some that had not been published in the newspaper or on its website. Editor Mikhail Mikhailin said they showed “a warrant authorising the seizure of documents related to the attack on Khimki administrative premises.”A few days later, on 6 August, police tried to force Kommersant to disclose information about one of the participants in the attack on the Khimki administrative who had given the newspaper an interview by email. Kommersant refused to provide this information, citing a law that protects the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.The police then went to the office of Svobodnaya Pressa (Free Press) and confiscated photos of the attack, and swooped on the home of Gazeta.ru reporter Grigori Turmanov in the middle of the night with the aim of questioning him. He was not there. They did however interrogate Veronika Malsimyuk, a photographer with the weekly Novaya Gazeta, for several hours.Interior ministry officials forced another Novaya Gazeta journalist, Alexandre Litoy, to get off a Sebastopol-Moscow train on 8 August in order to interrogate him. Litoy, who says he was not present during the attack, said he was questioned about his many articles about various youth movements, including radical movements. Novaya Gazeta deputy editor Sergei Sokolov described his interrogation as an illegal arrest and said the newspaper would file a complaint.Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the current press freedom situation in Russia and the fact that journalists are subject to arbitrary arrest and obstruction when they investigate sensitive stories.The measures used by the police in this investigation are utterly disproportionate. The way several news media and their employees have been harassed is intolerable. Not only have the authorities treated journalists as police auxiliaries but they have violated one of the basic principles of journalism. Investigative journalism is impossible without respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.The attack on the administrative building in Khimki on the night of 28 July was carried out by about 500 masked protesters, who threw glass bottles and smoke at the building and sprayed its walls with anarchist slogans.The leader of the movement to save Khimki forest, Yevgenia Chirikova, who was arrested and questioned by the police on 4 August, said she knows nothing about the attack and that it had no link with the campaign to stop the construction of a motorway through Khimki forest.Novaya Gazeta reporter Elena Kostyuchenko was arrested on 23 July while covering the eviction of environmentalists from the camp they had built on the edge of Khimki forest. They were forcibly dispersed by a large group of men with white T-shirts covering their faces. Released after being acquitted by a court, Kostyuchenko sustained a neck injury at the time of her arrest and is still suffering from a displacement of the cervical vertebrae.Journalists covering new clashes at the Khimki forest camp site on 2 August had their cameras broken.Relations between the police and journalists are tense in other parts of the country as well. Three journalists from the newspaper Moy Rayon (My region), the newspaper Evropeetz (European) and the Baltic news agency were arrested in St. Petersburg on 31 July while covering a monthly demonstration by about 200 government opponents in defence of article 31 of the Russian constitution upholding the right of assembly.The journalists were charged with not cooperating with the police. One of the reporters who took photos of a demonstrator being beaten up at the entrance to a metro station had his camera confiscated. All of his photos were deleted.Interior ministry officials said the journalists were arrested for “disrupting the work of agents assigned to internal affairs.” Evropeetz editor Ruslan Linkov said he intended to file a complaint accusing the authorities of illegally arresting journalists in the course of their work.Journalists are often obstructed while trying to cover opposition activity. An unidentified person tried to erase the recordings made by a radio Ekho Moskvy reporter who was covering a demonstration by the Labloko party in Moscow’s Red Square last month. Police officers pretended that they had not seen what took place. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Guest Opinion | Tim Brick: The Lower Arroyo – Let’s Restore Nature

first_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The Lower Arroyo. Credit: City of PasadenaThe Lower Arroyo in Pasadena has long been one of the most loved spots in the Arroyo Seco. It is Pasadena’s only dedicated nature preserve and a wonderful place to take a walk and enjoy nature.City of Pasadena Arroyo Seco Trails Map. Credit City of PasadenaWhen the historic La Loma Bridge was rehabilitated a couple of years ago and transformed into the John K. Van de Kamp Bridge, the construction project did not include landscaping or environmental improvements in the area. Now Pasadena Public Works Department has prepared a program to take care of that. The official description states: “This project provides habitat restoration within the vicinity of the Van de Kamp Bridge. The project will enhance, conserve, and restore the native plant community through the removal of non-native plant species and the planting of native trees and understory.”Some local residents have expressed concern about the removal of non-native plants in the Van de Kamp restoration program. They wonder whether it is really necessary. And why so many, they ask.The Lower Arroyo Seco is a nature preserve as defined by the Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance, which reflects the city’s policy to protect and enhance the natural character of the Arroyo. “Planting shall be limited to native plants,” the ordinance states, “that may be planted with material appropriate to the Arroyo Seco and the semi-arid South California climate.”The Van de Kamp restoration program is not a landscaping program for a standard urban park. It is a habitat restoration program that is intended to protect nature and upgrade the quality of plants there. Habitat restoration is a science that consists of grouping appropriate trees and shrubs in zones that will enhance the natural character and functions of special environmental regions. It has tremendous benefits for the ecosystem health of the area affected, for the birds, wildlife and people.Grant programs that fund important projects like this generally specify appropriate native habitat in environmentally important areas like the Lower Arroyo because that is good science and important for the long-term ecosystem health and sustainability of the area.The plant list for the Van de Kamp restoration program has been professionally prepared by habitat experts. The trees and shrubs to be removed are not part of the historic character of the Arroyo and do not contribute positively to the ecosystem health of the Lower Arroyo. They are like weeds in a garden. Invasive and inappropriate trees and shrubs like this interfere with the re-establishment of native habitat. They often create dead zones where native plants cannot live and can introduce exotic pests, bugs and diseases that will harm the habitat, the natural insects and even wildlife.The number of trees and plants involved is another important concern. The critics note that more than 100 plants will be removed, but most of these are weeds and non-native seedlings, not mature trees. According to the plans, twenty-two mature trees will be removed, which is quite appropriate in an area as large as the restoration zone.The areas to be replanted in the Lower Arroyo near the Van de Kamp bridge are mostly barren areas that have been degraded and neglected over the years and need some care.There is now significant momentum for the restoration of a living stream in the Lower Arroyo, a long-held dream of many Pasadenans. Los Angeles County is pushing the US Army Corps of Engineers to complete their long-delayed ecosystem restoration study of the Arroyo Seco, including the Lower Arroyo. The state-sponsored Upper Los Angeles Rivers and Tributaries Working Group recently enthusiastically endorsed stream restoration in the Lower Arroyo. Pasadena will lose credibility with resource agencies and funders if it does not implement carefully-designed habitat restoration programs.Imagine a living stream in the Arroyo once again. Until Devil’s Gate Dam was built one hundred years ago, steelhead trout made their way back and forth from the mountains to the ocean through that stream in the Lower Arroyo. Then, in the post-World War II period, the stream was diverted into a sterile concrete channel that thwarts habitat, wildlife and water conservation and pollutes the ocean. But we are not condemned to the past. We can reclaim the natural heritage of the Arroyo Seco. That’s a goal that will enrich us and future generations.Tim Brick is the Managing Director of the Arroyo Seco Foundation. Make a commentcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | Tim Brick: The Lower Arroyo – Let’s Restore Nature By TIM BRICK Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 | 1:42 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 55 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Fannie Offers $10M for Affordable Housing Solutions

first_img December 19, 2017 2,030 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae is offering $10 million for solutions to the country’s affordable housing issues.  The government-sponsored enterprise issued its Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge earlier this week.As part of the Challenge, Fannie Mae is requesting proposals from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for “promising ideas that will help it address the nation’s affordable housing issues,” the GSE reported.According to Jeffery Hayward, EVP and Head of Multifamily at Fannie Mae, the Challenge is part of the GSE’s overall mission to serve the American consumer.“The Challenge is a responsible way for Fannie Mae to uncover and explore innovative solutions to help address the affordable housing crisis in America,” Hayward said. “It supports our broad mission to increase housing opportunities across the country that are safe, sustainable, and affordable. We are excited to collaborate with new partners to source innovative ideas from other sectors.”There will be three parts to the Challenge. The first will focus on the research, design, and development of solutions, and proposals will be accepted through February 23, 2018. Specifically, Fannie is looking for ideas that “expand access to affordable housing in sustainable communities where strong employment opportunities are typically accompanied by high housing costs and improve access to quality employment opportunities for residents of existing affordable housing, while making sure housing is affordable to more people.”The Challenge is just one part of Fannie’s overall Sustainable Communities Partnership and Innovation initiative, which aims to develop “safe, stable, and thriving communities that provide residents with integrated access to quality affordable housing and opportunities for employment, health and wellness, and education.”According to Marie Evans, VP of the Sustainable Communities Partnership and Innovation initiative, the Challenge is designed to tap resources across sectors and industries.“Housing is inextricably linked to the broader community,” Evans said. “Accordingly, we recognize that in order to affect systemic change, affordable housing must be approached holistically, by focusing on where it intersects with key components of a sustainable community. With The Challenge, we are looking for new concepts, designs, and ways of solving our nation’s affordable housing issues from innovators who are working inside and outside of the traditional housing industry. Great ideas can come from anywhere.”To learn more about the Challenge, click here. Tagged with: Affordable Housing Fannie Mae GSE Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordable Housing Fannie Mae GSE 2017-12-19 Aly J. Yale Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Aly J. Yale is a longtime writer and editor from Texas. Her resume boasts positions with The Dallas Morning News, NBC, PBS, and various other regional and national publications. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Offers $10M for Affordable Housing Solutions Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fannie Offers $10M for Affordable Housing Solutions Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: Property Taxes a Struggle for Northeast Homeowners Next: Remapping the DNA Subscribelast_img read more