Blackstone calls Dynegy deal off

first_img Blackstone calls Dynegy deal off Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content Tuesday 23 November 2010 8:49 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoammoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comcenter_img whatsapp Standard & Poor’s lowered its rating on Dynegy to “sell” from “hold” after the energy company and Blackstone Group announced they would abandon their merger agreement ahead of a shareholder meeting where the proposal was expected to fail. “We think the absence of buyers during a 40-day shopping period under the prior deal is indicative of market interest,” wrote S&P Utilities analyst Christopher Muir in a note. Muir cut his target price to $4.50 (£2.85) on the idea that there is some remaining takeover appeal.In a statement, Blackstone said it was disappointed by opposition from Seneca Capital and the activist investor Carl Icahn to its final proposal of $5 a share. Blackstone originally offered to acquire Dynegy for $4.50 per share. Dynegy shares yesterday fell 17 cents, or 3.3 per cent, to $4.97. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

28 May: Where’s the action?

first_img 28 May: Where’s the action? 28th May 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGB, in partnership with sports data specialist Abelson Info, is providing an updated list of the sporting events taking place each weekday throughout the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Badminton The latest round-up of the next 24 hours’ sporting events begins as usual with Armenia’s Infinity Cup.Baseball China’s Professional Baseball League, its reserves, and South Korea’s Baseball Championship make up the day’s baseball action.Basketball Chinese Taipei’s women’s Super Basketball League and Turkmenistan’s NBLT both play, while club friendlies will also take place.Cricket St Vincent & the Grenadines’ Vincy Premier League T10 is the only cricket league playing.Darts The Icons of Darts Live League, PDC Home Tour and Czech Premier League once again comprise the darts schedule.Football Denmark’s Superliga and the Syrian Premier League are the latest additions to the football schedule, while leagues across Belarus, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Germany, Hungary and Turkmenistan are also in action.Golf South Korea-based KLPGA 8th E1 Charity Open begins its second round. Minor League golf is being played in Flordia, while the Outlaw Tour’s Southern Dunes Classic moves into round three.Greyhounds Racing will be held at 17 tracks in Australia, four in the US and two in New Zealand.Horse Racing Australia again dominates the schedule, with 12 tracks in action over the coming 24 hours. There are also five French tracks in action; four in Sweden; four in the US; and one apiece in Norway and Chile.Ice Hockey Short form matches in Russia’s Comet Division is once again the only ice hockey being played.Rugby League Australia’s National Rugby League continues, after returning to action overnight.Table Tennis Competitions and leagues are in action in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia and the Ukraine.Tennis The next 24 hours’ tennis comes from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia and the Ukraine.Volleyball Russia’s Ural League joins the Liga Pro in the schedule. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and all events are subject to change.Abelson Info was set up by Ed Abelson in 2003 to supply the bookmaking industry with the crucial sports data it required as the online betting industry began to boom. Starting with just a handful of employees and even fewer clients, the business has since grown and evolved to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of the industry.We now supply data and technical services to the majority of the top tier bookmakers and platform providers in the UK, along with many of the biggest media corporations and development firms across the world. We have a stellar reputation for delivering top quality data and are always on hand to support customers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sports betting iGB, in partnership with sports data specialist Abelson Info, is providing an updated list of the sporting events taking place each weekday throughout the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation ( 2001 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation ( listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (  2001 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) Limited is the largest company in Swaziland with interests in sugar cane farming and manufacturing refined sugar products and ethanol for regional consumption and import to the rest of Africa and Europe. RSSC produces beverage-grade ethanol that is used in alcoholic beverages as well as pharmaceuticals and water treatment products. The company produces feints used to manufacture methylated spirits and bio gels. It also produces compressed molasses stillage used to produce liquid fertilisers. RSSC manages approximately 15 600 hectares of irrigated sugar cane on two estates leased from the Swazi Nation and manages an additional 5 000 hectares of half of third parties. It has capacity to produce 2.3 million tonnes of cane per season and about 430 000 tonnes of raw sugar per season. RSSC is a subsidiary of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane with headquarters in Simunye, Swaziland. Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Church youth become philanthropists

first_imgChurch youth become philanthropists Connecticut teens learn about giving by making grants to organizations Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Alix BoylePosted Feb 12, 2013 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth & Young Adults Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL [Faith & Leadership] Church youth are often called upon to help others — they may go on mission trips, serve meals at a community kitchen or tutor other students.But at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut, such direct service has been augmented by a different kind of generosity: philanthropy.Thirteen teens are learning to run a small foundation — the St. Mark’s Youth Philanthropy Guild — and in the process are living out the Christian mission of serving the poor. Their discussions about how to disburse the funds are not just practical, but also lead to deeper conversations about what it means to really follow Jesus — with their hearts and with their money — and about the role of the church in societyBy setting up a real-world philanthropy and being led through the process of asset allocation, these high schoolers are asking questions about what it means to be a Christian, said businessman Gary B. Ward, one of the adult leaders of the group.“One of the greatest kicks in business is watching people respond when you give them responsibility; they just flower,” Ward said. “Here, you’re watching the Lord’s work in action, and these young people are maturing in terms of judgment and becoming bigger people in many different ways. It’s my small mission for the church.”The church has entrusted these high schoolers with $5,000 from a fundraiser and has asked them to grant the money to places where it will most help those in need. Over a period of months, they will craft a mission statement, devise a marketing plan, request proposals and then decide which to fund. The grants will be awarded in the spring.The teens want to participate in the guild out of a sense of altruism, as well as a sense of responsibility.“We have so much that we are given,” said Kristin Davis, a 10th-grade student at New Canaan High School and a member of the church.“We just want to give back to the community and to God and follow his path for us and what he wants us to do as Christians. St. Mark’s is such a welcoming community, and the youth leaders make it a lot of fun. It’s informative and collaborative.”Due diligenceOn a recent Thursday evening, about half the members of the St. Mark’s Youth Philanthropy Guild sat down with Acting Director of Youth Ministries Cyra Borsy to brainstorm ideas for getting the word out to the community that they are accepting proposals for grants of up to $2,500.Two members of the group rushed in from squash practice; another was fitting in the meeting around dance class.As they ate pizza and the choir practiced in the background, the group kicked around a marketing plan: How should they get the word out through social media, newspapers, fliers, church announcements and the local television station?The group has also been working on its mission statement and devising a way to vet organizations to be sure the donations will have an impact.“We should ask the organizations to give financial statements,” suggested Christian Walsh, a senior at St. Luke’s, a private school in New Canaan. “What percentage goes toward their overhead? We should get recommendations; it confirms that they’re trustworthy.”Jake Hamill, also a senior at St. Luke’s, said he liked the idea of visiting an organization before donating money. “I think it’s a good idea to go to the site and see how the organization is in person and on paper,” Hamill said.Borsy challenged the kids to find some organizations that are so small they may not be known. For example, the Norwalk River Rowing Association mentors young, at-risk women by introducing them to the elite sport of crew, she said.“It gives them purpose, exercise, self-esteem,” Borsy said. “But it’s a low-income program — they’re operating out of a trailer. They don’t know about St. Mark’s, but I know about them, so think about that for a second. Find some organizations and send an application to them.”A meaningful challengeThe guild was the brainchild of Ward and the Rev. Joshua Hill, the former youth minister at St. Mark’s, now chaplain at the Episcopal School of Knoxville in Tennessee.Hill reasoned that many of these kids would find themselves in leadership positions in the church in the future, so why not start grooming them now?“A big part of my rationale for the youth philanthropy group was that older teenagers deserve more than pancake suppers and ‘Kumbaya’ from the church,” Hill said. “They need to be challenged to live meaningfully. They need to be told they are valued, their opinions matter and they can have an impact on the work of the church.“Given the particular economic context of our parish, it was clear to me that formation for leadership in mission involved money as much as it involved hands.”New Canaan is a wealthy community in Connecticut with tree-lined streets and stone walls typical of a small New England town. The median price of a home is $1.2 million, and many residents work on Wall Street or in the financial services industry.Ward, a retired hedge fund manager, wanted to expose the teens to the real world, and to challenge them to think about how to put their values into action.“The project is closely aligned with the Christian values of assistance to the needy,” Ward said. “It’s not heavy-handed but merely taking our youth and trying to make the love of Christ part of their daily life.”Ward is the perfect mentor to the group, Hill said. He has a Wharton degree, love for the church and a connection with teenagers.Hill recruited the first participants by telling them how great the experience would look on a college application.“That was the sales pitch, but the truth is that most young people jump at the chance to be trusted with something that really matters,” Hill said. “They could sense a chance to be recognized as mature young adults, and they went for it.”At the end of the process, last year’s group of teens considered seven applications and ultimately gave grants to five organizations focused on helping children and families.They included Pura Vida, a local faith-based charity for children in need throughout the world, and Breakthrough Options for Families Inc., an agency in nearby Norwalk, Conn., serving single, low-income parents.“It is very moving to have high school students help with and fund our mission,” said Sharon Knechtle, director of Pura Vida, which in 2012 sent 200,000 specially formulated packaged meals to children in Haiti.The St. Mark’s group also funded a summer reading program at the New Canaan library — a decision that raised some questions for the youth.While some in the group wanted to donate money to the library for new software to expand its children’s summer reading program, one of the members was against it because he believed the library was damaging local video stores. In the end, the students persuaded the teen that the library deserved the grant.Grappling with big questions is part of the purpose of the project, Ward said. By deciding where to give money, the youth have to think about what it means to be generous and what it means to do philanthropy as Christians, for the sake of the gospel.Ward agreed.“Life is a series of trade-offs,” Ward said. “I encourage the kids to argue it out. I try to get the kids to expand their vision into ethics and morality when making grants.”A model for youth philanthropyHill and Ward were initially inspired by the New Canaan Community Foundation’s Young Philanthropists Fund, a six-year-old program that will give away $12,000 this year.Cynthia Gorey, the executive director of the New Canaan Community Foundation, said that youth philanthropy programs across the country have grown out of schools and churches. They tend to attract kids who understand the responsibility of giving back, whether because of their own families’ wealth or because they appreciate the unmet needs of people around them.“This is a complement to the direct service that kids have been participating in all along,” Gorey said. “Families are seeing the value of giving financial support as well.”When a 14- or 15-year-old first signs on, he or she may not know much about the role of the nonprofit sector of the economy, Gorey said. The first job is to understand that the economy is broken down into three segments: for-profit business; government, which provides assistance through programs like food stamps; and then the nonprofit segment, which picks up the slack.“A nonprofit can be everything from Harvard down to a food pantry,” Gorey said. Then kids learn about the range of funders, from medically based groups to foundations that focus on issues such as education and hunger to corporate philanthropy.Gorey said she enjoys teaching about the life cycle of a nonprofit — raising the money, identifying worthy causes and making good choices about whom to fund. At the end of the process, kids feel like they have made intelligent, informed choices and enjoy seeing people helped by their work.Though the New Canaan Community Foundation program served as an inspiration, both Hill and Ward wanted to create their own program at St. Mark’s with an emphasis on Christian values — a model that could be replicated in other congregations.For Davis, the 10th-grader, the philanthropy guild is a way to live out her faith.“We want to help other people and do good for the world,” she said. “That’s what Christianity is all about.”— Faith & Leadership is the online magazine of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, which designs educational services, develops intellectual resources, and facilitates networks of institutions. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

That time Andy Powell clotheslined Richie McCaw like he was looking for a WWE contract

first_imgFriday May 15, 2020 That time Andy Powell clotheslined Richie McCaw like he was looking for a WWE contract The game of rugby, and its laws around safety, have changed a fair bit over the years. Nowadays, players can be carded and suspended for incidents that at times seem fairly innocuous. On this occasion though, it was pretty clear cut.ADVERTISEMENTAndy Powell was lucky to escape with just a penalty when Wales hosted the All Blacks in Cardiff in November 2010.Richie McCaw was named IRB (World Rugby) Player of the Year shortly after this match, but just two minutes from time, he received a nasty hit from the big Welsh replacement number eight.Powell made heavy contact with McCaw’s jaw with what seemed to be a blatant swinging arm, but miraculously, referee Alan Lewis and his officials completely missed it.McCaw was clearly unamused, and a little shaken, while Powell seemed to indicate that it was chest height. The New Zealand commentary crew were anything but pleased, ripping into Powell and also bringing up an incident a year prior that involved Dan Carter.Carter’s tackle against Wales was arguably far less malicious, but he was treated like a criminal, booed by the fans at the Millennium Stadium and vilified in the press afterwards. He was suspended for a week for that one.While Powell dodged a bullett, McCaw got up, gathered his bearings and saw out the game, completing another Grand Slam win for New Zealand’s end of year tour.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Vale de Abelha House / Duarte Pape

first_img Projects “COPY” Houses Photographs Vale de Abelha House / Duarte Pape ArchDaily photographs:  Francisco NogueiraPhotographs:  Francisco Nogueira + 52 Share 2012 Area:  200 m² Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Portugalcenter_img Year:  Year:  2012 Architects: Duarte Pape Area Area of this architecture project Vale de Abelha House / Duarte PapeSave this projectSaveVale de Abelha House / Duarte PapeSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraHouses•Mação, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopySave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraRecommended ProductsManuals & AdviceSwisspearlGuide: How to Choose the Right Swisspearl Cladding Panel FinishWoodEGGERCladding Panels in Expo Milano German PavilionChairsAndreu WorldSerena Teak – Outdoor ArmchairText description provided by the architects. Located in a small village in the Portuguese North West border, the project arises from the necessity of expansion of a preexisting old housing structure, with typical and vernacular identity, and adaptation to new constructive and spatial requirements.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThe preexisting structure – Ground floor and fist floor levels – ‘hosts’ the private housing program, rooms and bathrooms, which in the constructive issue, sought to recover some of the traditional construction techniques, keeping as well the humble architecture language.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThe new expansion volume, receives the social housing program – living rooms, kitchen and transition spaces – takes on to an contemporary language that searches for the better landscape framework, connected with the efficient sunlight orientation, that creates an fine relation between interior & exterior space. The option for the wood and noble material facade, contributes to the low visual impact and good integration to surrounding atmosphere.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign Days DubaiEventPatricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science / Grimshaw ArchitectsUnbuilt Project Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDuarte PapeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaçãoHousesResidentialPortugalPublished on March 15, 2013Cite: “Vale de Abelha House / Duarte Pape” 15 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More 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 streamlast_img read more

Amchit Residence / BLANKPAGE Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lebanon Amchit Residence / BLANKPAGE Architects Houses CopyHouses•Aamchit, Lebanon Architects: BLANKPAGE Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Save this picture!© Ieva Saudargaitė+ 27 Share “COPY” Area:  430 m² Area:  430 m² Photographs photographs:  Ieva SaudargaitėPhotographs:  Ieva SaudargaitéCollaborators:Jemma ChidiacMechanical Engineering:Bachir SaadeElectrical Engineering:Roger NoujeimStructural Engineering:Antoine Bou Chedid.Custom Lighting Design And Manufactory:.PSLABArchitect In Charge:Karim Nader, Patrick Mezher, Walid GhantousCity:AamchitCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitėRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Conceived as a layering of decks, the beach house seeks to maximize its relationship with the sea through a visual and compositional celebration of horizontality in general and the Mediterranean horizon in particular. The slabs are held by a minimal steel structure made of equally sized square columns on a regular module of 2.55m, as well as a discreet glass enclosure.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitėGiven the inclined nature of the site, the house is approached by car on the street level just below the upper deck. At the external landing entrance, the circulation interconnects the three levels of the house. The upper platform contains the master bedroom that opens up on an elongated lap pool and expansive sun deck. The middle platform houses two bedrooms and a family living. Finally, the lower deck serves as a reception area that extends outdoors towards the sea through an infinity pool as well as a staircase to the shore. In addition to the inner circulation core, a smooth promenade formed by a system of external ramps and staircases connects the platforms, linking the various levels of the rocky landscape that stretches between the street all the way to the sea.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaitėThe rhythms of the steel structure and wooden decking create a multiplicity of overlapping patterns of shadows that vary in direction and length all through the day rendering the simple structure at once complex and alive. At the particular moment of the sunset, the house, oriented almost due west at the elevation that faces the sea, acts as photographic diaphragm that invites the rays of the setting sun into the depths of the house, dashing the prototypical spaces in a horizontal glow of deep red.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessLondon Mayor Rules in Favour of Controversial Mount Pleasant SchemeArchitecture NewsTaitung Ruin Academy / Marco CasagrandeSelected Projects Share Amchit Residence / BLANKPAGE ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAmchit Residence / BLANKPAGE Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBLANKPAGE ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAamchitHousesLebanonPublished on October 02, 2014Cite: “Amchit Residence / BLANKPAGE Architects” 02 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

first_imgNews Organisation RSF_en The European Union-Balkans region is in the lead by far, but nonetheless recorded the biggest fall between the 2014 and 2015 editions. This disturbing trend reflects a two-fold phenomenon: the excesses of some member countries on the one hand and the inability of EU mechanisms to contain them on the other. The region that is bottom of the freedom of information list, North Africa and the Middle East, this year once again contained information “black holes”. Comprising entire regions, these are controlled by non-state groups in which independent information simply does not exist.The most striking developments in the 2015 editionThe fallersAndorra (32nd), the sharpest fall, has paid the price for the lack of independence of its media from financial, political and religious interests. It fell by 27 places as a result of the many conflicts of interests and the great difficulty experienced by journalists in covering the activities of Andorran banks, coupled with the lack of any legal protection for freedom of information, such as the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.In Asia, East Timor (103rd) fell by 26 places. The creation of a press council and the adoption of a code of ethics in October 2013 have been a disappointment. In 2014, the government proposed a tough new media law, which has led to widespread self-censorship.In sub-Saharan Africa, Congo (107th) fell 25 places after a difficult year for independent news outlets. The government stepped up its witch-hunt of critical journalists, at times resorting to extreme violence. Journalists who refuse to keep quiet are forced to flee the country or are expelled.Western Europe saw numerous countries in decline. Italy (73rd) fell 24 places after a difficult year for journalists for whom threats from the mafia, among others, and unjustified defamation suits, skyrocketed. Iceland (21st, down 13) paid the price of worsening relations between politicians and media. The drop was an alarm call for this “model of democracy”.In South America, Venezuela (137th) fell 20 places. The National Bolivarian Guard (national army) opened fire on journalists during demonstrations, although they were clearly identified as such. In Ecuador (108th, down 13), the promising Organic Law on Communication soon revealed its limitations. Forced corrections became a means of institutional censorship.Journalists working in Libya (154th, down 17 places) have lived through a chaotic period since the fall of Gaddafi, during which Reporters Without Borders recorded seven murders and 37 kidnappings of journalists. Faced with such violence, more than 40 people working in the media decided to leave the country in 2014. Reporting on the activities of the militias that have carved up the country is an act of heroism.In South Sudan (125th, down 6 places), gripped by civil war, the radical polarisation and constant harassment of news organizations caused it to fall down the rankings. Press freedom was suspended “because of civil war”, as a Reporters Without Borders headline said in July last year on the third anniversary of the country’s birth.Pressure on independent media continued to intensify in Russia (152nd, down 4), with another string of draconian laws, website blocking and independent news outlets either brought under control or throttled out of existence. The repressive climate encouraged some local despots to step up their persecution of critics.In the Caucasus, Azerbaijan (162nd, down 2) suffered an unprecedented crackdown on critics and registered the biggest fall in score among the index’s 25 lowest-ranking countries. With media freedom already limited by one-sided regulation and control of the advertising market, the few remaining independent publications were either collapsing under the impact of astronomic damages awards or were simply closed by the police. The number of journalists and bloggers who were jailed turned Azerbaijan into Europe’s biggest prison for news providers.In the Americas, the United States (49th, down three places) continues its decline. In 2014, the New York Times journalist James Risen came under government pressure to reveal his sources. Although the Obama administration backed away in that case, it continues its war on information in others, such as WikiLeaks.The risersThere are few of these. Mongolia (54th) rose 34 places, the Index’s biggest jump. It had few violations in 2014, while the benefits of legislation on access to information began to be seen. Problems remain, however, including on the legislative front, but there has been a clear improvement.Tonga (44th), which held its first democratic elections in 2010, strengthened its position thanks to an independent press, which has established its role as a counter-weight to the government. The Polynesian nation has risen an enviable 19 places.The long-running political crisis in Madagascar (64th) came to an end with the election of Hery Rajaonarimampianina as president in January 2014 and the departure of the information minister. This democratic transition eased the previous polarisation and boosted the country by 17 places. Yet some subjects remain taboo, such as the financial monopolies in the hands of leading political figures.In Europe, Georgia (69th, up 15) continued to rise for the third year running and is now close to where it was before the 2008 war. It is enjoying the fruits of reforms undertaken after a change of government through elections, but it continued to be handicapped by the extreme polarization of its news media.In 86th place, Ivory Coast (up 15 places) continued to emerge from the political and social crisis that plunged the country into full-scale civil war in 2010. The results are still mixed in a country where the broadcasting sector is expected to be opened up in 2015, although there are some fears that this might usher in institutional censorship.Nepal (105th) was up 15 places thanks to a drop in violence by the security forces against journalists, especially at demonstrations. This improvement remains to be confirmed in 2015.Tunisia (126th) rose seven places, a relative increase although in absolute terms the country stagnated. However, the fact remains that political stabilisation in 2014 had benefits for news and information. On the other hand, the number of attacks on journalists remains too high and the implementation of measures to ensure freedom of information has been long in coming.A cause for satisfaction was Brazil (99th, up 12 places), which rose above the symbolic 100 mark thanks to a less violent year in which two journalists were killed compared with five in the previous year.Still in the Americas, Mexico (148th) managed to pull itself up four places. In November, which is not included in the 2015 Index, journalists were attacked during demonstrations about the disappearance of 43 trainee teachers in thesouthwestern state of Guerrero. Reporters Without Borders recorded three cases in Mexico of journalists killed as a direct result of their work, compared with two in 2013.2015 Index: Reasons for the worrying declineConflicts proliferated in 2014: the Middle East, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq… All warring parties without exception waged a fearsome information war. The media, used for propaganda purposes or starved of information, became strategic targets and were attacked, or even silenced.See the analysis: “News control – powerful weapon of war”Non-state groups follow no laws and disregard basic rights in pursuit of their own ends. From Boko Haram to Islamic State, Latin American drug traffickers and the Italian mafia, motives may vary but their modus operandi is the same – the use of fear and reprisals to silence journalists and bloggers who dare to investigate them or refuse to act as their mouthpieces.See the analysis: “Non-state groups: tyrants of information”Stretching sacrilege prohibitions in order to protect a political system is an extremely effective way of censuring criticism of the government in countries where religion shapes the law. The criminalization of blasphemy endangers freedom of information in around half of the world’s countries. When “believers” think the courts are not doing enough to ensure respect for God or the Prophet, they sometimes take it upon themselves to remind journalists and bloggers what they may or may not say.See the analysis: “Blasphemy: political use of religious censorship”Can journalists be seen as the common enemy of protesters and police alike at some demonstrations? This is the sad conclusion of Reporters Without Borders this year. 2014 saw an increase in violence towards reporters and netizens covering demonstrations.See the analysis: “The growing difficulty of covering demonstrations”The European Unions recorded a bigger decline in 2015 than in the 2014 Index, exposing the limits of its “democratic model” and highlighting the inability of its mechanisms to halt the erosion. The EU appears to be swamped by a certain desire on the part of some member states to compromise on freedom of information. As a result, the gaps between members are widening – EU countries are ranked from 1st to 106th in the Index, an unprecedented spread.See the analysis: “European model’s erosion”Democracies often take liberties with their values in the name of national security. Faced with real or spurious threats, governments arm themselves routinely with an entire arsenal of laws aimed at muzzling independent voices. This phenomenon is common to both authoritarian governments and democracies.See the analysis: “National security” – spurious grounds”These authoritarian governments are in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and also the Middle East. Most are headed by cartoon characters come to life who would be a laughed at if they did not exercise total control over news and information. In 2014 they further tightened the grip they have had on the media for many years. Among the lowest-ranking 20 countries in the 2015 Index, 15 performed even worse than they did in the 2014 edition.See the analysis: “Regimes seeking ever more information control” Help by sharing this informationcenter_img The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and the legislative, institutional and infrastructural environment in which the media operate. February 12, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts Top of the list, as so often, are three Scandinavian countries: Finland, which has been in first place for five years in succession, followed by Norway and Denmark. At the other end of the scale, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, in last place, were the worst performers. France is ranked 38th (up one place), the United States 49th (down three places), Japan 61st (down two places), Brazil 99 (up 12 places), Russia 152 (down four places), Iran 173rd (unchanged) and China 176th (down one place).The 2015 World Press Freedom Index highlights the worldwide deterioration in freedom of information in 2014. Beset by wars, the growing threat from non-state operatives, violence during demonstrations and the economic crisis, media freedom is in retreat on all five continents.The indicators compiled by Reporters Without Borders are incontestable. There was a drastic decline in freedom of information in 2014. Two-thirds of the 180 countries surveyed for the 2015 World Press Freedom Index performed less well than in the previous year. The annual global indicator, which measures the overall level of violations of freedom of information in 180 countries year by year, has risen to 3,719, an 8 percent increase over 2014 and almost 10 percent compared with 2013. 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Cooldown Continues This Weekend, Into Next Week

first_img Top of the News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes top box 5 Cooldown Continues This Weekend, Into Next Week Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm Subscribe Business Newscenter_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Despite a week of temperatures in the 90s, Pasadena will progressively cool down from now until Monday, according to a forecast by the National Weather Service.Saturday will see a six degree drop from Friday, settling in at a temperature of 82 degrees with slight 5 to 10 mile per hour winds coming from the south southwest in the afternoon.Sunday’s climate will dip again, settling at a comfortable 79 degrees with no winds.Monday sees another drop, as patchy fogs in the morning before 11 a.m. come alongside its 78 temperature.The weather takes a turn up again in the middle of the week, as Tuesday and Wednesday will be 80 and 86 degrees respectively.Nights throughout the week will all be below 60 degrees, according to the forecast.The forecast for the week is as follows:Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.Monday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78.Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

“We’re here simply to catch online predators,” say Child Protection Awareness

first_imgChild Protection Awareness, the group who recently confronted a Limerick man regarding his online activity, have stated that they’re “not in it for the fame or the ego” and that their sole purpose is catching online predators.We sat down with them and discussed entrapment, police involvement and whether they feel those they confront are entitled to their privacy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Twitter TAGSChild Protection Awareness Print WhatsApp Beyond the neon runes Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleThe Hedge Schools feature artist Jacob Stack Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News“We’re here simply to catch online predators,” say Child Protection AwarenessBy Editor – May 3, 2018 4901 Facebook Email Linkedin Limerick man questioned after ‘paedophile sting’ videolast_img read more