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Telefonica furthers Unicom alliance

first_img KCS-content Telefonica furthers Unicom alliance whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Spain’s Telefonica and Chinese mobile operator China Unicom will deepen their strategic alliance by buying an additional $500m (£312.5m) stake in each other. The two companies, which together have more than 550m clients in Europe, Asia and Latin America, are exploring joint investments in parts of Asia and Africa where they are not already present. After the new purchase, Telefonica’s stake in China Unicom will rise to 9.7 per cent, while China Unicom’s ownership of Telefonica will reach a total of 1.37 per cent. China Unicom, which will purchase 21.8m shares of Telefonica in the coming days at an agreed on price of €17.16 per share, will get a seat on Telefonica’s board. Telefonica will buy $500m worth of China Unicom shares from third parties over a nine-month period. whatsapp Sharecenter_img Sunday 23 January 2011 10:09 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ 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 ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

Early contenders named for ERC European Player of the Year 2013 – Formguide

first_imgThursday Jan 24, 2013 Early contenders named for ERC European Player of the Year 2013 – Formguide Following the conclusion of the pool stages of the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup, ERC, the governing body of European rugby’s two tournaments, announced the longlist for the prestigious ERC European Players of the Year 2013 award. Selected by a distinguished panel of rugby experts, the longlist for one of the most prized individual accolades in the game includes 15 outstanding players from the 44 participating clubs.The Judging Panel for this season’s award is: Stuart Barnes (Sky Sports), Will Greenwood (Daily Telegraph, World Cup winner and Challenge Cup winner), Stephen Jones (Sunday Times), Emmanuel Massicard Midi Olympique) and Gerry Thornley (Irish Times).Below is a formguide for each player, based on performances in the pool stages.ERC European Player of the Year 2013 Longlist FormguideSteffon Armitage (Toulon) – Since his move to Toulon has developed into one of the most feared opensides in the European game. Hugely impressive in the Cote d’Azur club’s run to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals and appeared in all six pool matches making four try assists, the joint highest in the tournament.Rory Best (Ulster) – The heartbeat of Ulster who are looking to go one better than last season in the Heineken Cup. Intelligent, combative and consistent. Quite simply one of the most complete hookers in rugby. Only two other hookers have delivered more successful lineout throws than Best (64) this season.Julien Bonnaire (ASM Clermont) – Still one of Europe’s most outstanding back rows at the age of 34. May be retired from international rugby, but has been brilliant in a series of strong Clermont pool stage performances. He made 69 tackles this season, only three other men have made more.Mike Brown (Harlequins) –  A rock under the high ball and dynamic going forward in all six pool games featuring among the top ten metre makers. Brown has been superb yet again as unbeaten Harlequins target another European title.Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) – Central cog of the Tigers’ powerful forward force in the Pool stage having locked down the number 3 jersey in a very competitive squad.  Completed 29/33 tackles in the campaign to date.Owen Farrell (Saracens) – Mature way beyond his years at 21, Farrell has been a key figure yet again this season for Saracens and his magnificent haul of 10 penalties in the vital away Round 5 game against Racing Metro is now a tournament record. Kicked 25 goals in the pool stages and was the second top points scorer (75). Wesley Fofana (ASM Clermont) – The coming midfield player in world rugby. Blessed with outrageous acceleration, Fofana picks some glorious lines as part of a hugely talented Clermont back division.  Four tries in five pool appearances and leading player in the Amlin Opta Index pre Round 6.Mamuka Gorgodze (Montpellier) – Quite literally a massive influence on Montpellier’s advance to the last eight of the Heineken Cup this season. Muscular and painfully direct, Gorgodze appeared in five pool matches and contributed 15 points.Charlie Hodgson (Saracens) – Cerebral playmaker at No 10. A shrewd tactician with an eye for the gap, he has contributed 45 points in the pool stage including two tries and four try assists.James Johnston (Harlequins) – Under Harlequins’ expert guidance, the Samoan international has become a top-class tight head.  The immovable object in the Pool 3 winners’ scrum, Johnston played in five Heineken Cup games this season.Joe Launchbury (London Wasps) – One of the rising stars in Europe, Launchbury’s outstanding form for England last autumn has been replicated during London Wasps’ progress into the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals.Morgan Parra (ASM Clermont) – The conductor of Clermont’s pitch-perfect orchestra. Calls the shots for his side in the tradition of dominant French No 9s and the leading scorer in the Heineken Cup pool stage with 90 points from six matches. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers ) – Leicester Tigers have produced a number of half-decent second rows in their history, and Parling now fully deserves a mention among the best. Impressive organiser, strong line-out presence and an ever-present in the Heineken Cup this season. Took 34 lineout catches in the pool stages, more than any other player.Ruan Pienaar (Ulster) – There are few half-backs in world rugby who appear to have as much time as the talented South African. More effective at No 10 than scrum half, he has been superb in every facet for Ulster. Only four players produced more kicks in play than Pienaar (56) in the pool stage.Simon Zebo (Munster) – A coiled spring of exuberant talent. The hugely promising Zebo made his European mark last season with a hat-trick in Round 6 of the Heineken Cup against Northampton Saints and he repeated the feat last weekend to ensure Munster’s qualification. Only two other players have scored more tries in the Heineken Cup.What are your thoughts on the list, and who would you pick at this stage? 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House WHV / [tp3] architekten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  150 m² Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Sipbachzell, Austria Austria Year:  CopyAbout this office[tp3] architektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSipbachzell[tp3] architektenHousesAustriaPublished on November 02, 2013Cite: “House WHV / [tp3] architekten” 02 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Ulrich KehrerPhotographs:  Ulrich KehrerSave this picture!© Ulrich KehrerText description provided by the architects. A fortunate coincidence provided us with the opportunity to add a directly adjacent building to a single-family home we had designed [a few years earlier]. The aim for our design was obvious. The new structure was to tie in meld and merge with the adjoining house to secure a unified street side façade, and yet to create an independent dwelling. From differing space programs grow different enclosed volumes, making apparent the most varied and personalized requirements. Thus developed – starting from the two garage blocks – the individual and independent structures of the living and dwelling areas. Here, one of the two buildings displays an excitingly agitated ‘roof landscape’, while the other one is designed as an elongated, decidedly rather simple structure. Save this picture!© Ulrich KehrerWhile the facades facing the street display a highly reduced scheme of placement and arranging of the window openings, the two main structures – by the design of the inner court and the sheltered terrace, as well as by generous window openings – offer a delightful view towards the foothills of the Alps. The building gradually rising in a westerly direction encloses a  very intimate inner court. A terrace running the full width of the building is placed in front of the entire structure located in the East.  The ‘terrace landscape’ thus created is enclosed in its spaciousness,  as well as highlighted as in a picture frame. Yet by the generous open design of the respective ground plans  of the private and protected free areas, these blend and meld into the actual living and dwelling areas.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessA Walking City for the 21st CenturyArchitecture NewsMuseu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da RochaArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 “COPY” House WHV / [tp3] architektenSave this projectSaveHouse WHV / [tp3] architekten 2012 Photographs House WHV / [tp3] architekten Architects: [tp3] architekten Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Ulrich Kehrer+ 6 Share Year:  ArchDaily Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Amaltas House / SquareWorks

first_img Electrical: Solar PV Consultants: 2019 Year:  CopyHouses•Vadodara, India Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kohler, AKAR Enterprise, Biowater Treatment Systems LLP, Changi Lighting, Desjoyaux Pools India, Jayantilal, Kesarjan Building Center, Prato Kitchens, Tranceforme Designs, Voice & Vision Tech, Yogesh Mahida Save this picture!© Fabien Charuau+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Amaltas House / SquareWorks ArchDaily Houses Architects: SquareWorks Area Area of this architecture project Area:  890 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Phase Logic India Katsushi Goto Clients:Nandita AminStructural Consultants:Dr. M K MaroliyaPlumbing And Sanitation:Vraj SanitationCollaborators:ApartmentDesign Team:Khushboo VyasCity:VadodaraCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fabien CharuauRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super Thermal‘Amaltas’ (regional name for Cassia Fistula), as a rural residential retreat, particularly addresses a distinct spatial domesticity by facilitating the requirements of its singular inhabitant i.e. the client herself, as opposed to the typicality of any residential space accommodating a multi-member family household. As a whole, this countryside house functions in accord with the surrounding invitatory landscape, interspersed courtyards, apertures for indirect daylighting and syncretic accents of inherited, artisanal and natural entities. Owing to its site-specific presence, the villa encompasses about 900 sq. m of area, across a 7000 sq. m plot, on the outskirts of Vadodara City, India.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauIt is in the emergence of an ever-changing intersubjectivity between any residential spatiality and its inhabitant/s, that the dynamics of domesticity evolves. This further leads to unfolding an array of conscious design determinants, which are flexible enough to accommodate temporal variances whilst still asserting coherency and user-oriented peculiarity. For an atypical single-user household like Amaltas, the design considerations including but not limited to an assimilation of functionality and aesthetics, extended beyond the conventional schematics of a space that usually resonates interdependency and familial convergence.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauSave this picture!Section / ElevationSave this picture!© Fabien CharuauThe resultant spatiality, thus incorporates four disparate zones, interlinked and contiguous alongside multiaxial circulatory connections. The essence of each zone differs distinctly by varying the degree of transparency, scale, natural light, privacy and layering. This approach also enunciates transitional experiences, transforming the user’s movement into a sequential yet seamless phenomenon.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauAs for the rural site for this residence, it came with a lush expanse of pre-existent mature trees with some sporadically grown climbers and thickets. Diagrammatically, the design evinces a dispersal from the formal center, with open, semi-open and closed spaces, structured through a series of courtyards which not only moderate the openness of each space but also enable natural ventilation and day-lighting. The volumes and voids formed as a resultant of the superimposition of the tilting grids, are marked by the prominence of broad brick walls.Save this picture!Floor Plan with LegendThe intent to disseminate the unconventionality of domesticity for this case, propelled the design to establish autonomous functionality, critically to a residential brief. This in turn, was addressed by dispersing discrete services and circulation for each spatial cluster; be it for user’s private domain or the residing guests’ wing or rather public areas in the core which can host frequent client meetings and social gatherings. While coping with the fluctuating subtropical climatic indicators for a residence of this scale, considerations for passive solar techniques included a clever use of layering wide verandas and service buffers. Thoughtful incorporation of thick load bearing brick masonry and RC frame structure, together allows the plan to deepen and achieve the desired hierarchical succession.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauAmaltas rendered an opportunity to explore the objectivity of specific concerns for both, research and design, that ‘SquareWorks’ as a practice, concentrates upon. As rudimentary the idea of domesticity may seem, its predominant impact on spatial configurations, possesses immense discursive potential. Whereby, a rural residence such as Amaltas, serves as an open-ended enterprise to reflect and substantiate the comprehensive reciprocity shared by domesticity and residential spaces.Save this picture!© Fabien CharuauProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Elms Boutique Apartments / Chan ArchitectureSelected ProjectsSL House / VERSA oficina de construção, arquitetura e urbanismo + Gabriel Barro FiuzaSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: “COPY” Photographs:  Fabien Charuau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSquareWorksOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVadodaraIndiaPublished on August 13, 2019Cite: “Amaltas House / SquareWorks” 13 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Contractor: Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Amaltas House / SquareWorksSave this projectSaveAmaltas House / SquareWorks ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard J. P. Electrical Manishi Bhatt and Associateslast_img read more

10 prizes of £10k on offer to small charities to spend on marketing

first_imghave an annual income of £100,000 or registered in the UKoperate for the benefit of UK communities with one or more of the following purposes:good health and wellbeing;education and employment;good food and nutrition;shelter and security.  191 total views,  1 views today MADL have created a simple one-page online entry form. It asks simple questions, including:Why do you deserve to win? (in no more than 100 words)What would you spend £10,000 on for marketing purposes?How will winning this competition make a difference to your beneficiaries?The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on 6 July 2018.The prize is not negotiable or transferable. In order to claim the prize a charity must be able to demonstrate, to MADL’s reasonable satisfaction, that the prize will be used for marketing purposes.  Making A Difference Locally is marking its 10th anniversary by offering prizes of £10,000 each to 10 small charities to help them expand their marketing.Making A Difference Locally (MADL) is the charity that was launched to help the nationwide network of independently run local Nisa stores to add value to their communities through donations.The focus on benefiting small charities, indeed micro-charities, fits with Nisa stores’ local and community focus. Helping with marketingMADL is aware that very small charities face a struggle to attract new volunteers, supporters and donations, so it is specifying that the funding must be used for marketing to help them overcome this.This could involve a new website, the publication of a striking annual report, or marketing collateral such as leaflets or posters. Howard Lake | 27 June 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52 How to enterTo be eligible charities must: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding Marketing small charities win  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52 10 prizes of £10k on offer to small charities to spend on marketinglast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgHistoric strike victory by Kentucky tobacco workersWhen seven tobacco workers, who came from Mexico to work in Kentucky on H-2A visas, channeled their anger about wage theft into a historic strike, they won. Under federal law, these workers were supposed to be making $10.92 an hour in Garrard County, Ky. However, their boss, Wayne Day’s farm, which sells tobacco to Universal Leaf, stole thousands of dollars from their wages over a three-year period. Workers made only $7 an hour in 2015 and $8 an hour in 2016 and 2017. Occasionally, the workers were paid only a piece rate, earning as little as $3 an hour.After reaching out to the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, the Latinx farm workers on Oct. 11 wielded the greatest weapon they had: withholding their labor. Three weeks later, on Nov. 2, they won a settlement totaling $20,000 in back pay as well as lawyers’ fees — about half of what they were owed. (Payday Report, Nov. 10)Striking worker Christian, quoted in Payday Report, recounts why the strike was historic: “We didn’t know we were launching the first tobacco strike in recent Kentucky history, but we got the grower’s attention by doing so, and we are glad that with the help of FLOC, he was pressured to pay us much of the wages we lost.” A strike and strong allies add up to workers’ payback!News Guild workers battle Washington PostReporters, multimedia specialists and other workers at the Washington Post are ramping up their fight for a fair contract against their Goliath boss, Jeff Bezos. The Post owner and Amazon mogul is worth more than $80 billion; he’s one of the world’s richest people and got that way by playing dirty with workers. He brings a legacy from Amazon of tax dodging, ruthless competition and anti-worker practices. One Amazon worker noted Bezos would rather “put ambulances outside its distribution centers … than install adequate air conditioning.” (Huffington Post, Sept. 1)Since he bought the newspaper in 2013, Bezos has slashed retirement benefits, frozen a healthy pension plan and more. (Washington City Paper, Oct. 31) Bezos’ latest offer is a scant $600 signing bonus in the first year, followed by a $10-per-week raise in the second year. The profitable paper also wants to cut severance pay by 80 percent and take away workers’ right to sue should they win pay discrimination cases before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.With red balloons aloft and bolstered by a noisy rag-tag band, nearly 100 workers, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild (Communication Workers Local 32035), and community members demanded a decent contract on Nov 14. Workers’ signs read “Hands off my severance” and “Equal Pay for Equal Work.” The latter sign reflects a Guild study showing that white men earn more than other workers at WaPo. (, Nov. 18)Strike alert: UPS aircraft mechanics warn customersAs the holiday shipping season takes off, so does the struggle of 1,300 United Parcel Service aircraft mechanics and related workers who maintain UPS’ massive cargo fleet at 90 airports around the country. UPS is trying to drastically cut workers’ health benefits, forcing them to pay dearly for health care, and refuses to increase its contribution to pensions. Meanwhile, third-quarter earnings of UPS, which currently delivers over 15 million packages per day in 220 countries worldwide, exceeded projections by billions. However, every penny in UPS coffers derives in part from the back-breaking, round-the-clock work of aircraft mechanics amidst toxic chemicals and exhaust from jet engines and equipment. Access to affordable health care is essential when doing such dangerous jobs.Teamsters Local 2727, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., began its campaign for fair contract terms with a strong letter to CEO David Abney on May 1, International Workers’ Day, signed by more than 900 union members. They protested UPS’ plan to strip them of health benefits and declared their willingness to fight for a fair contract. They have since voted to strike.Local 2727’s latest fightback initiative is an advertising campaign, launched Nov. 21 and continuing through the holidays, warning customers there may be delivery delays if the workers are forced to strike. The ads run in editions of USA Today and the Seattle Times; in seven of UPS’ largest markets from New York to Los Angeles; and on Facebook and Instagram nationwide. (Teamsters Local 2727 press statement, Nov. 21)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Student gets nearly four years for criticising regime online

first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Follow the news on Iran Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Receive email alerts Organisation center_img February 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders protested strongly today against a three years and 10 months prison sentence passed on theology student Mojtaba Lotfi for allegedly posting “lies” on the Internet. “The Iranian regime has once more shown it does not tolerate criticism, even from its own religious people,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Lofti was released on bail of 650 million rials (80 000 euros) after his 14 August sentence by a religious court in the holy city of Qom pending an appeal at a date not yet announced. He was tried in late July.———————————–3.08.2004Taking tougher line on Internet, authorities try cyber-dissident and draft harsh bill Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about increased efforts by the Iranian authorities to gag the Internet, including the trial of a theology student at the end of July for a message posted on a news website and a proposed law that would throttle online dissent.”The authorities recently took a tougher line with online publications and we saw censorship being stepped up since the legislative elections in February,” the organisation said. “Now they seem to be going a step further by directly targeting cyber-dissidents and by preparing a bill that would give a legal basis for cracking down.”Cyber-dissident brought to trialMojtaba Lotfi, a theologian and former journalist with the reformist daily Khordad (which was closed in 2000), was arrested at the start of May and imprisoned in the holy city of Qom. Reporters Without Borders has been told that he was tried at the end of July for “spying” and for “publishing false information” but the judicial authorities have not announced their verdict.Lotfi posted an article entitled “Respect for human rights in cases involving the clergy” on, a website based in Qom. Naqshineh is also subject to judicial proceedings, in particular because of articles about the recent legislative elections. The site has been blocked since March on the orders of the Qom authorities.Disturbing billReporters Without Borders has examined the official draft of the proposed law “on the punishment of crimes linked to the Internet,” published in February in the newspaper Iran. It would create a legislative framework that would severely restrict free expression online.It proposes prison sentences of one to three years for the dissemination of “information that poses a threat for the country’s internal or external security” and five to 15 years if the information is passed to “foreign states or foreign organisations.”The bill envisages combatting “nauseating” content such as “sexual organs or sexual acts, including those involving heterosexual relations as well as homosexual relations or relations with animals.” The sentences proposed for this kind of offence are up to a year in prison and a fine of 10 million rials (950 euros).One of the most serious crimes in this draft law is the dissemination of “false information” about the Supreme Guide or other regime officials, which is punishable by six months in prison and a 10 million rials fine.The bill also defines the responsibilities of Internet companies such as cybercafés and ISPs, which would be required to monitor all content to which they offer access, and would have to block “nauseating” or illegal sites. They would also be required to alert the police and help identify those responsible for disseminating such content.Cybercafé and ISP owners who did not comply would risk sentences of up to five years in prison, the closure of their company and a ban on working in the Internet sector for as long as the judge saw fit. They would also be required to preserve all connection data and the identity of their clients for three months after each online session.The police would not need a judge’s authorisation in order to search Internet users’ homes or the premises of any legal entity involved in Internet activity. And when carrying out searches, the police would be able to confiscate any computer equipment or computer files. At the same time, an individual or company could refuse to let the police conduct a search, in which case the police would have to get a court warrant.In its final section, the bill’s authors say the legislation should conform to international norms and conventions concerning the Internet and they propose that a commission be set up both to study this issue and to explain the Islamic Republic’s measures to the international community. But they add: “the foreign laws will not apply if they are contrary to the sharia or Iranian law of if they run counter to the country’s security and interest.” After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists August 18, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Student gets nearly four years for criticising regime online News News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalistslast_img read more

Mayor says many reservoirs are running dry

first_img Pinterest Previous articleMonaghan crash victim was a native of FanadNext articleSFA calls for more significant reductions in commercial rates News Highland Google+ By News Highland – December 29, 2010 Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp The Mayor of Donegal has conceded that the authority’s Emergency Phone line for people affected by the water crisis is not functioning as it should.Since the thaw began at the weekend, thousands of pipes are believed to have burst across the county, many of which have not been detected. Donegal County Council is continuing to implement widespread restrictions at night in a bid to preserve supplies, with details available at and the council’s own website without supplies at all, or with bursts or other problems to report are being urged to contact the council’s emergency line at 074 91 72399. However, Highland Radio has been receriving numerous calls reporting that the line is not being answered.We understand once again, the lines are being handled by a call centre elsewhere in the country, which does not appear to have the capacity to handle the number of calls being received.Mayor Cllr Cora Harvey says many reservoirs are effectively empty, and that suggests the proboem with undetected leaks is widespread………..[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsAppcenter_img Newsx Adverts Mayor says many reservoirs are running dry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

Plea In Delhi HC Seeks Financial Assistance For Lawyers; Interest Free Moratorium On Loans/ EMIs [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Delhi HC Seeks Financial Assistance For Lawyers; Interest Free Moratorium On Loans/ EMIs [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Aug 2020 1:49 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking a direction upon the Delhi Government to provide financial assistance to such Advocates who are enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi, without any discrimination on the ground of their residential address. The plea also seeks interest free moratorium on loans/ EMIs for such Advocates who are hit by a financial crisis amid…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking a direction upon the Delhi Government to provide financial assistance to such Advocates who are enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi, without any discrimination on the ground of their residential address. The plea also seeks interest free moratorium on loans/ EMIs for such Advocates who are hit by a financial crisis amid the lockdown. The petition has been filed by Advocate Sunil Kumar Tiwari, concerned by the plight of Advocates hailing from lower/ middle class families, who are unable to survive or feed their families due to loss of Court work amid the Covid induced lockdown. The Petitioner, represented by Advocate Mukesh Kumar Singh, has submitted that during lockdowns, most Advocates have suffered acute financial crisis and the one time financial help of Rs. 5000/- for indigent advocates offered by the Bar Council of Delhi is insufficient for their survival. It is submitted, “the word ‘life’ as employed by Article 21 takes in its sweep not only the concept of mere physical existence but also all finer values of life including the right to work and right to livelihood. This right is a fundamental right guaranteed to all persons residing in India, citizens and non-citizens alike, right to life including right to livelihood and work as guaranteed by Article 21 is not reduced to a mere paper platitude but is kept alive, vibrant and pulsating so that the country can effectively march towards the a vowed goal of establishment of an egalitarian society.” Further, the Petitioner has urged that when all the means of livelihood has been curtailed by the Government, the Advocates should be exempted from paying their existing EMIs on their various Loans/ Credits Card Payments etc. till the situation becomes normal. He has therefore prayed that a direction be made upon the Respondents to extend the moratorium period for repayment of term Loan/ Credit Cards for another 12 months or until the situation becomes normal. Further, he insists that imposition of interest during the moratorium period defeats the very purpose of permitting moratorium on loans, Credit Cards Payments and etc. Therefore, he has urged the Court to waive the interest completely or charge at savings bank rate of interest for advocates during the moratorium period. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Minister Moran visits Donegal, emergency funding announcement expected this morning

first_img Minister Moran visits Donegal, emergency funding announcement expected this morning By News Highland – August 24, 2017 WhatsApp The Government’s expected to announce emergency funding for flood victims in the North West this morning.At least 250 homes have been affected with 20 to 30 people in emergency accommodation following the unprecedented rainfall on Tuesday night.Bridges have collapsed and roads have been washed away with a major clean up operation now underway.The Minister responsible Kevin Boxer Moran is visiting Donegal, and speaking last night, he acknowledged the need for urgent help………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Full text of statement issued last night -Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief is visiting Donegal today to see at first hand the effects of yesterday’s extreme weather event.The Minister said, “I and the Government wish to convey our deepest sympathy to all those who have been affected by the impact of the flooding across the Inishowen Peninsula.  I know the effects of flooding on my own town and can fully empathise with everyone affected by this event.  Over the course of tonight and tomorrow I will be visiting some of the worst affected areas and will be meeting with the families, businesses and communities in these areas.  I will also be meeting with officials from Donegal County Council with a view to addressing as fast as possible the devastation that has been caused by this extreme weather event”.Last night’s flood events in Donegal and surrounding counties was an extreme event. Reports identify that 63% of August’s average rainfall fell within nine hours. The Minister thanked and complimented Donegal County Council and the emergency services on their great work and tremendous response and assistance to communities and individuals last night.The Minister went on to say, “I will do all in my power to assist the households, businesses and communities affected by the flooding last night.  I am in contact with my Ministerial colleagues to ensure that every possible assistance is available to persons affected by the event and to ensure that damaged road and bridge infrastructures are addressed as soon as possible.  My colleagues Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Joe McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands are with me tonight in Donegal and together we will see at first hand the effects of the flooding”.The Minister also advised householders affected by the floods to contact their local Department of Social Protection Intreo Centre for assistance.The affected area of Donegal is a part of the OPW’s national Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Programme which is nearing completion. The Minister explained that he aims by the end of this year to seek approval from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to prioritise Government investment in further developing over 100 major flood defence schemes to provide protection against floods of this nature. Six of these proposed schemes are in the affected areas from Buncrana to Ballyboffet with a scheme for Raphoe at tender stage at this time.For other affected areas the Minister wishes to assure residents and businesses that his Office will continue to work in collaboration with Donegal County Council to identify localised solutions through the OPW’s Minor Works Scheme. To date the OPW has provided in the order of €1.1m for 30 projects across the county since 2009.The Minister concluded, “This Government is fully committed to tackling flooding and this is witnessed by the €430 million 6 year programme of capital investment on flood defence measures which are in place as part of the Government’s overall Capital Investment Plan 2016 – 2021. During this time the annual allocation for flood defence schemes will more than double to €100m”. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Previous articleSDLP seeks political consensus to have emergency flood relief scheme extendedNext articleGAA Programme – 24/08/17 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more