Loft Buiksloterham / Heren 5 Architects

first_img The Netherlands Projects ArchDaily Architects: Heren 5 Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Leonard Faustle, Tim Stet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Leonard Faustle+ 13Curated by María Francisca González Share Loft Buiksloterham / Heren 5 Architects “COPY” CopyLoft•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Manufacturers: Baars & Bloemhoff, Corian® Design, DuPont, Flos, ZUIVER, Albert Kuip ChariSave this picture!© Leonard FaustleRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Heren 5 architects in collaboration with furniture designer Paul Timmer, designed the interior of a loft in the North of Amsterdam. In this single-side oriented loft we have fully used the width of the space. The most important housing functions, cooking and eating, are situated directly behind the large glass façades with view on the lightboat and the canal.Save this picture!Loft Exploded 2The private housing functions such as the living room, sleeping area, storage and bathroom are situated in the back of the loft. The extra high ceiling of 3,5m is being used to place the sleeping area on top of the kitchen, creating a maximum of spaciousness. An extra bed can be pulled out from under the living-platform, to provide sleeping space for staying over friends.Save this picture!© Tim StetInventive switching and stacking created a compact loft with a generous feel.The large interior-unit is realized in a subtle palette of birch wood and white Corian. The ‘diamond edge’-detailing, designed by Paul Timmer, gives the design its unique look.Save this picture!© Leonard FaustleWhen Egon bought his ‘3G apartments’ in the housing block, designed bij heren 5 architecten, at the Vrije Kade in the North of Amsterdam, he had a special wish: “I want an apartment on the ground floor, so that my daughter can easily play outside. And where my mother has her own place and grandma can look after her grandchild. And by the time my daughter is grown-up, she can live in the loft next door on her own.” This is how the composition of the ‘3G apartments’ got shape, in which now three generations live together comfortably. And until the time Egons daughter is old enough to live on her own in the loft, it will be rented out.Save this picture!© Tim StetProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Illuminated River will Transform London’s Thames with LightArchitecture NewsWhy Soviet Architecture Isn’t Russia’s AnswerArticlesProject locationAddress:Buiksloterham, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Area:  45 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018 Loft Buiksloterham / Heren 5 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLoft Buiksloterham / Heren 5 Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Loft “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHeren 5 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on December 02, 2018Cite: “Loft Buiksloterham / Heren 5 Architects” 02 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 Photographslast_img read more

House for a Pianist / Pedra Líquida

first_img “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Portugal ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Pedra Líquida Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographscenter_img House for a Pianist / Pedra Líquida Save this picture!© José Campos+ 33Curated by Susanna Moreira Share Photographs:  José Campos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Carpilux, Duravit, JNFArchitects In Charge:Guiomar RosaDesign Team:Hugo Natário, Jorge Gomes Client:PrivadoStructural Engineer:João LimaHydraulics Engineer:Luisa MiguelThermic Engineer:Filipe TrindadeAcoustics Engineer:Rui Ribeiro​Mechanical Engineering:Filipe TrindadeElectrical And Ited:Filipe TrindadeCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. This house was built for a pianist who wanted to have her grand piano and a harpsichord on the ground floor, in contact with the rear patio and garden. Thus, and on this floor, a central staircase, in exposed concrete, divides the entrance of people and cars of this Music Room, well-lit by a long-glazed window. On the first floor, the central staircase becomes a lighter and more transparent metallic structure, articulating the kitchen (facing the street) with the living room (facing the rear patio). On the top floor, the same staircase culminates on a landing, connecting the front room to the rear room, both served by their own restroom.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!© José CamposTo this typological simplicity corresponds an architectural design simplicity: exposed concrete ceilings; plastered walls; floors, window frames, and kitchen furniture in wood; and the punctual use of marble in restrooms.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!2nd Floor PlanSave this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© José CamposThe most sophisticated details are applied to the key elements of the project: the central metal staircase and the front and rear facades. The staircase is formed by two flights joined by a semicircular landing, with its steps lined with wood. It is complemented by a linear iron handrail, designed as a perimeter semicircle, but also as a central triangle. The façades are made of exposed concrete with a delicate draped shape over its raw texture, generated by a wooden formwork mold.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!© José CamposSeen from the street, this house lives among the eclecticism of the neighbouring buildings, contrasting with their shapes and colours, not for its exuberance, but for its narrowness, verticality, and simplicity.Save this picture!© José CamposThis project seeks to dialogue with a long architectural tradition in Porto and other European cities of medieval and bourgeois origin. To this end, it reinvents the traditional lot in these cities – narrow in width and long in length – proving that it can be adapted to new ways of living.Save this picture!© José CamposThis house is simultaneously simple, in its typology, and graceful in the design of its structural elements. This design philosophy can set an example for future interventions, which have to deal with the same type of lot, and do not wish to disguise their contemporaneity, nor be ashamed of their frugality.Save this picture!Cortesia de Pedra LíquidaProject gallerySee allShow lessBusiness Centrum Sales Pavilion / playball studioSelected ProjectsAsa House / Bernardes ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Area:  169 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House for a Pianist / Pedra LíquidaSave this projectSaveHouse for a Pianist / Pedra Líquida Houses CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal CopyAbout this officePedra LíquidaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoPortugalPublished on June 02, 2021Cite: “House for a Pianist / Pedra Líquida” [Casa para uma Pianista / Pedra Líquida] 02 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Barnardos Ireland income holds steady as it launches new donor care programme

first_imgBarnardos Ireland income holds steady as it launches new donor care programme Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Ireland Youth AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  95 total views,  1 views today Barnardos in Ireland raised just over €8 million last year, roughly similar to the figure in 2016, according to their latest accounts.The charity’s main sources of voluntary income in 2017 were donations from individuals, legacies, corporate donors, trusts and foundations. Voluntary income accounts for just under a third of Barnardos income, with the balance coming from the statutory sector.Legacy income fell in 2017 as the 2016 figures included a large legacy of €1 million. This fall was offset in part by the growth in trusts and foundations income streams.During 2017, committed and cash giving income continued to be the largest source of income at €3.8 million. More than 5,000 new donors joined Barnardos by signing with a monthly direct debit and the charity’s recruitment fundraising teams spoke to supporters all over the country — on streets, at home and in private site locations.Barnardos Ireland also launched its new donor care programme called Barnardos Friendly Giants in 2017 which casts its monthly donors as the ‘heroes behind our work’. An important part of the donor care journey is delivered by the charity’s telephone team who made 43,500 calls to supporters and donors last year.€1.5 million was raised from corporate, events and schools, including long-standing supporters such as Applegreen, Danone and Cadburys who were joined by a new partnership with Dell EMC.Income from other trading activities increased to €1.5 million in 2017. Included in this figure is retail income of €1.1 million relating to Barnardos’ charity shops. Barnardos has seven shops nationwide, with the net contribution €0.2 million.Total fundraising expenses last year were €4.1 million, from €3.9 million the year before. By far the largest expenditure item relates to committed giving at €1.7 million. Howard Lake | 27 June 2018 | News  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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.last_img read more

Crisis económica en desarrollo: ¿política, sistémica o ambas?

first_imgNo hay duda de que el caos político en los EUA está contribuyendo al aumento del pánico en la bolsa de valores.El cierre del gobierno por la exigencia de Trump de que el Congreso asigne $5 mil millones para construir un muro en la frontera con México, no sólo es obsceno desde el punto de vista político, sino que también afecta a toda la economía.Lo mismo ocurre con la creciente hostilidad hacia China, como se ve con la imposición de aranceles por parte de la administración Trump a cientos de miles de millones de dólares en productos chinos, que comenzó en abril pasado. Luego, China impuso una cantidad igual de aranceles a los productos estadounidenses, afectando particularmente a los agricultores en los Estados Unidos que producen soja y carne de cerdo. Los precios de la soja y la carne de cerdo estadounidense ya han bajado.Pero estos choques a la economía que se han originado a partir de los edictos políticos de la administración de Trump no son toda la historia. Hay muchos indicios de que el caos en los mercados de valores refleja tendencias mucho más profundas en la economía capitalista.Mercados bursátiles y precios de mercancíasLas acciones estadounidenses acaban de terminar su peor semana desde agosto de 2011, cayendo un 17 por ciento desde sus máximos históricos.Sin embargo, debajo de los altibajos de la bolsa de valores, se esconde una creciente evidencia de que la economía capitalista va camino a una “corrección”, un desplome, del tipo que ocurrió en 2008 o algo aún peor.El sitio web proporciona tablas detalladas sobre los precios actuales y proyectados de las monedas, acciones, mercancías y bonos. Como se puede imaginar, reflejan los descensos en los precios que han ocurrido en muchas áreas de la economía en los últimos días, especialmente en el precio del petróleo.Pero ¿qué pasa con la perspectiva a largo plazo?Las proyecciones de precios para la mayoría de los productos generalmente no son más que suposiciones fundamentadas. Los giros de la bolsa de valores, que se basan en la dirección anticipada de la economía, muestran cuán volátiles pueden ser tales conjeturas.Sin embargo, hay un indicador basado en algo más importante: el Baltic Dry Index (BDI). El precio de las acciones en el BDI se basa en el volumen de bienes que se enviarán durante el próximo año. Este es un punto de referencia que indica la dirección de la economía global.“Debido a que la mayor parte de los productos secos a granel se compone de materiales que funcionan como insumos de materias primas para la producción de productos intermedios o terminados, como el concreto, la electricidad, el acero y los alimentos, el índice también se considera un indicador económico eficiente del futuro crecimiento y producción económica. El BDI es considerado por algunas personas como un indicador económico importante porque predice la actividad económica futura”. ( acciones en el BDI cayeron un 3 por ciento el viernes 21 de diciembre. Se espera que disminuyan cada trimestre durante el próximo año, de los actuales $1.279 por acción a $939 en el tercer trimestre de 2019.Esta disminución anticipada en el envío global es un indicador mucho más confiable de hacia dónde se dirige la economía que el precio de otras acciones.Caen precios de productos básicosAl mismo tiempo, los precios de los productos básicos como el petróleo también se han desplomado. El petróleo es particularmente sensible a las demandas generales de la actividad económica, ya que alimenta las necesidades comerciales e individuales.Cuando la administración de los Estados Unidos impuso sanciones a Irán de manera unilateral, los productores de petróleo en los EUA estaban encantados. Steve Austin, de, escribió en agosto que “la pérdida de 2,7 millones de barriles diarios de Irán es un agujero enorme para los suministros mundiales de petróleo”. Predijo que el precio del petróleo se elevaría a 150 dólares por barril.Más recientemente, otros analistas predijeron que el crudo Brent, que se vendió a 85 dólares por barril en octubre, podría llegar a los 100 dólares. Todos deben estar mordiéndose las uñas ahora. ¡El crudo Brent se está vendiendo a $54 por barril! El WTI, otro índice de los precios del petróleo, ha caído de $75 por barril a poco más de $45.Además, se espera que China compre poco o nada de petróleo crudo de los EUA en 2019, citando la “incertidumbre política” en sus relaciones con Washington. Los EUA ya mantienen un déficit récord de $43 mil millones en su comercio con China, el cual ahora se espera que crezca aún más.Los bajos precios del petróleo pueden acabar con el negocio del fracking en Estados Unidos. El petróleo fracturado, en el que la roca se fractura por medio de un líquido presurizado, cuesta casi $50 por barril el producirlo, por lo que no es rentable a los precios actuales. Esta podría ser una buena noticia para los ambientalistas y los pueblos indígenas, ya que el fracking es también el método de extracción de petróleo más destructivo para el medio ambiente.La gran lucha por el Dakota Access Pipeline hace dos años involucró el suministro de petróleo hacia el este desde los campos de fracking de Dakota del Norte. Cientos de manifestantes, invitadas/os por naciones indígenas a venir a proteger sus amenazadas fuentes de agua, fueron arrestadas/os y heridas/os cuando el gobierno federal envió a la Guardia Nacional y la policía local para reprimir brutalmente a las/os manifestantes y destruir su campamento. Esta operación militar comenzó durante la administración de Obama y fue continuada por la pandilla Trump.Además, se espera que las ventas de automóviles en los EUA el próximo año no lleguen a los 17 millones por primera vez en cuatro años. Todas estas cifras y proyecciones apuntan a tiempos más difíciles para las/os trabajadores y pequeñas empresas en los Estados Unidos.Crisis capitalistas y sobreproducción¿Qué es una crisis económica capitalista? ¿De dónde viene? ¿Pueden las medidas paliativas evitar que estos colapsos periódicos ocurran?Tales preguntas han sido debatidas por generaciones. Los analistas burgueses liberales, a menudo llamados “keynesianos” por el economista británico John Maynard Keynes, insisten en que la política del gobierno puede prevenir tales crisis.Su visión, llamada “teoría del subconsumo”, sostiene que cuando a las/os trabajadores no se les paga lo suficiente para comprar los productos que producen, ocurre una crisis. Abogan por salarios y beneficios más altos como una forma de evitar estos colapsos periódicos del sistema.Esto parece ser un punto de vista pro trabajador/a, pero en realidad oculta un punto de vista pro capitalista, ya que argumenta que el capitalismo puede ser domesticado y reformado.Karl Marx y sus colaboradores rechazaron esta opinión. Marx mostró que las crisis del capitalismo están integradas en el sistema. No provienen del subconsumo sino de la sobreproducción, y se repetirán mientras exista el capitalismo.Marx argumentó que el subconsumo existía en anteriores sociedades de clases. Tanto bajo la esclavitud como en el feudalismo, las masas vivían en extrema pobreza, mientras que los ricos vivían en la opulencia. Las masas nunca ganaron lo suficiente para comprar todo lo que producían y necesitaban. Sin embargo, estas dos formas anteriores de opresión de clase, por brutales que fueran, no produjeron crisis recurrentes de producción.Las crisis de sobreproducción son una característica únicamente capitalista.Entonces, ¿qué es la sobreproducción? ¿Es solo producir más de lo que la gente necesita? De ningún modo. Y si bien significa producir más de lo que el público puede comprar, también significa mucho más que eso.El sistema capitalista está impulsado por la necesidad de los propietarios de capital de capturar más mercado y, por lo tanto, ampliar su capacidad de producción. “Expandir o morir” se encuentra en el corazón de este sistema.Los capitalistas deben aumentar sus ganancias, no solo para tener un estilo de vida más rico para ellos mismos, sino también para volver a incorporar en sus negocios los medios para expandir la producción y así desplazar a sus rivales. Es esta competencia por el mercado la que impulsa continuamente la expansión hasta el punto en que se llega a la sobreproducción. Los capitalistas que pueden expandir su campo de explotación sobreviven; los que no pueden, deben morir.Todos los capitalistas deben intentar hacerlo. Si bien pueden parecer un club de multimillonarios, en realidad son una manada de lobos que se atacan mutuamente incluso cuando se unen para degradar a las/os trabajadores.La Gran Depresión de la década de 1930 fue el resultado de una sobreproducción capitalista mundial. Esto llevó al colapso de los mercados de valores en todos los países capitalistas desarrollados. Eso significó el colapso de literalmente millones de empresas, corporaciones y bancos, que a su vez despidieron trabajadoras/es, produciendo desempleo y sufrimiento masivo. Los precios también cayeron, pero sin un ingreso, ¿quién podría disfrutar de los precios más bajos?Cabe señalar que, de todos los países más grandes del mundo, solo la Unión Soviética, que había derrocado al capitalismo, escapó del caos de la Depresión. Con su economía planificada de propiedad estatal, el desarrollo industrial de la URSS de hecho se aceleró en la década de 1930.¿Qué acabó con ese colapso general del capitalismo? La Segunda Guerra Mundial. La guerra más destructiva que el mundo ha visto. Y con ella llegó la destrucción de muchos de los medios de producción más antiguos, abriendo espacio para una nueva ronda de desarrollo capitalista, a costa de cientos de millones de vidas.La lucha venideraYa sea que llegue tarde o temprano, otra crisis capitalista es inevitable. El dolor y el sufrimiento que causará a la clase trabajadora, especialmente a los sectores más oprimidos, por necesidad abrirá muchas luchas nuevas y agregará ímpetu a los movimientos progresistas existentes.El establecimiento político capitalista, particularmente el Partido Demócrata, intentará capturar y limitar estos movimientos, argumentando que las reformas pueden resolver el problema.Por supuesto, las/os trabajadores deben luchar por reformas importantes. Necesitan salarios más altos e ingresos garantizados ahora, no en un futuro. Necesitan atención médica asequible y escuelas eficaces. Se debe poner fin a la ofensiva racista que amenaza las vidas de las personas de color. Las/os inmigrantes necesitan encontrar un hogar seguro. Las mujeres y las personas LGBTQ2S necesitan que se supere la misoginia, la dominación machista y la violencia sexual.Pero todas estas luchas reformistas no terminarán el problema básico.Para eso, estos movimientos populares pueden y deberán convertirse en parte de la lucha para acabar con el capitalismo, que instiga y propaga todo tipo de discriminación y opresión. Solo la revolución social para acabar con el capitalismo puede erradicar las crisis económicas y, al hacerlo, redirigir nuestras energías para satisfacer las necesidades de la humanidad y el planeta.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Steel City Pops sparks talk about franchises on campus

first_imgLinkedin ReddIt Jessica Ranck Gender gap increases in colleges around the nation Jessica Ranck printFranchises + Steel City from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.Despite the presence of franchises on campus, the TCU administration is hesitant about adding too many franchises because of the added expense.Steel City Pops was added to campus this summer and is one of the few franchises on campus along with Chick-fil-A.Students said they enjoy the addition of another franchise.“I love that I can spend campus cash on popsicles instead of some hard cash at the place over on West 7th,” dining committee chair Ben Taylor said.Sophomore strategic communication major Justin Rubenstein said he thinks Steel City Pops brings more variety to food options on campus.Although Steel City Pops is popular on campus, Director of Housing and Residence Life Craig Allen said that franchises aren’t their main focus when it comes to dining options for students.“There are costs, there are contractual obligations – things that can limit us and while the brand might seem like the appealing way to go, we have to kind of weigh those factors when making those decisions,” said Allen.Allen said that one of the main reasons TCU doesn’t have many franchises is because of how often student tastes change.“What we also know about student tastes is that they change,” said Allen. “So when students’ tastes change overtime, changing out Magnolia’s for something else is a lot easier.”“But when you’re changing branded concepts, it’s a little bit more time consuming.”In the past, TCU has had branded concepts like Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.Students said they enjoy having franchises on campus because it’s a trusted name brand that students can recognize, according to senior political science and journalism major Justine Grace.“Whenever you go to Chick-fil-A you know exactly what you’re going to get,” Grace said. “Or like a Chipotle. You know exactly what that’s going to taste like.”“Sometimes it can be like a trial and error with the Sodexo brands that they have,” Grace said.Allen said that TCU will still consider franchises when adding or changing a dining concept, but those types of restaurants aren’t a priority because of the added cost and time they take to implement.Taylor said the Student Government Association encourages students to lend their input about dining services through their email. Students can also attend dining committee meetings at 3 p.m. Fridays in the Brown-Lupton University Union private dining rooms. Jessica Ranck Jessica Ranck TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Jessica Ranck Political involvement remains low among TCU students TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Facebook Steel City Pops was added to Union Grounds in August 2015. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Previous articleIs the Common Reading changing college?Next articleMedley looks to end collegiate journey on a high note Jessica Ranck RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Jessica Ranck is a junior journalism major from San Diego, California. She currently serves as the Greeks/SGA/SDS editor for TCU 360. Closures continue on I-35 + posts Twitter ReddIt McLeland Tennis Center kicks off celebration with a serve Twitterlast_img read more

Wave of harassment of independent journalists

first_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a recent wave of arrests of journalists in Zimbabwe and urges the authorities to stop trying to intimidate independent privately-owned media and to take measures against those responsible for physical attacks on reporters.”This sudden wave of lawsuits and incidents involving the police does not bode well for the coming months,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists must be guaranteed the freedom to cover political stories without fear of abusive criminal prosecutions. We are very worried about the judicial harassment of independent journalists and media in the past few weeks.”The latest incident was on 13 October when two reporters for the privately-owned Daily News on Sunday, Tendai Kamhungira and Bethule Nkiwane, were threatened and attacked by the bodyguards of visiting South African politician Julius Malema, the former head of the ruling ANC’s youth wing, when they tried to interview him.The bodyguards forced them to delete the photos they had taken to illustrate their report and then seized their camera’s memory card. A complaint has been filed with the police.Five days before that, on 8 October, Daily News editor Stanley Gama and deputy editor Chris Goko were briefly arrested in connection with a report claiming that parliamentarian Munyaradzi Kereke may have faked his family’s abduction for political purposes.The arrests followed a series of threats by Kereke in recent weeks against the two journalists, who are now facing criminal libel charges and a demand for the absurd sum of 25 million dollars in damages.Another journalist, Kudakwashe Matura, was arrested on a libel charge on 8 September in connection with a report in the Kariba News newsletter and is due to appear before a criminal court on 19 October.The police raided the premises of African Open Media Initiative (Afromedia), a Harare-based video news production company, on 26 September, detaining at least 10 journalists and seizing computers and video editing equipment on the grounds that they were not properly licensed.The journalists were released the next day without being charged, but Afromedia’s editor, Sifelani Tsiko, and two of its other journalists have been forced to report regularly to a police station ever since. The equipment still has not been recovered. The raid could be seen as a warning to Afromedia, which has not been registered by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). The BAZ tends not to recognize or issue licences to media that do not support President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party.Photo : Jekesai Njikizana / AFP News ZimbabweAfrica October 17, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Wave of harassment of independent journalists Organisation ZimbabweAfrica to go further Follow the news on Zimbabwe November 27, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwellcenter_img News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Reports November 12, 2020 Find out more September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Wave of interest in city centre

first_imgProminent retailers agree leasesIN what is viewed by the business community as a major boost for the city centre, it has emerged that two prominent retailers are about to set up base in prime locations….and other units have changed hands.Edinburgh Woollen Mills and Allens Homeware of Kilkenny, have agreed leases for two unoccupied premises, on Bedford Row and William Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter NewsLocal NewsWave of interest in city centreBy admin – February 17, 2011 571 Print And in another development, an Italian restaurant is to open at the recently vacated Luigi Malones, on O’Connell Street.Meanwhile, a large tiling retailer from Galway has taken a unit in the CityEast Business Park, on the Tipperary Road.And when contacted, Rooney Auctioneers told the Limerick Post that they are locked in negotiations with a major retailer who has identified O’Connell Street as a possible location.Allens of Kilkenny, have leased the former Sasha shop on William Street.Edinburgh Woollen Mills will become the first tenants at the 18,000sq/ft redevelopment at the former Grand Central Cinema site on Bedford Row.Spokesperson, Steve Simpson, said that the store would created 8-10 jobs, when it opens in the coming weeks.“We saw Limerick as a fantastic city to spread our wings.“A lot of city centres have died, but we believe in bringing people back into them.“The surroundings of the original church on the site have a great synergy with our product”.When asked to comment on the commercial property market, Pat Kearney of Rooney Auctioneers, confirmed that there had been a definite upswing in activity in retail in recent months.“We’ve had great success in letting premises in Mungret Street and Denmark Street, and indeed, across the city”.President of Limerick Chamber, Kieran McSweeney, told the Limerick Post:“These are encouraging signs and give a vote of confidence to the city centre.“It’s a reflection of the lower cost base, reduced rent and reduced operating costs”.  However, he believes that many improvements can still be made to attract more retail.“Rates remain too high and could be reduced further… this is a national problem not a local problem, and should be a major election issue.“The city centre is still missing that elusive major anchor tenant which could be an attraction to other businesses”.CaptionThe building on Bedford Row that will be occupied by Edinburgh Woollen Mills Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Email Previous articleRed light for removal of Dock Rd. roundaboutNext articleBusy Busy Busy Munster admin WhatsApplast_img read more

#BREAKING Molly Martens to be charged over death of Jason Corbett

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Email Print Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Molly Martens to be charged over death of Jason CorbettBy Staff Reporter – January 4, 2016 1155 TAGSfeatured Previous article#BREAKING Apartment damaged in Limerick city blazeNext articleGardai appeal for information on missing Limerick man Staff Reporter First Irish death from Coronavirus center_img Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MOLLY Martens and her father, a retired FBI agent Thomas Martens, are to face charges over the death of Limerick man Jason Corbett following a decision by a US Grand Jury.In a report by North Carolina media outlet The Dispatch this Monday night, the Davidson County Grand Jury has indicted Jason Corbett’s second wife Molly Martens and his father-in-law Thomas after he was killed at his Wallburg home last August.Tonight’s report by Darrick Ignasiak reads;“Davidson County Assistant District Attorney Greg Brown confirmed on Monday that the grand jury has indicted Molly Martens Corbett, 31, and her father, Thomas Michael Martens, 65, a resident of Tennessee, with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. They are accused of killing 39-year-old Jason Paul Corbett. Results of an autopsy and cause of death, together with the indictments were sealed by the court on foot of an application by prosecutors.“It was an extremely thorough investigation,” Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said.“We are pleased with the decision of the grand jury.”Sheriff deputies responded to the Corbetts’ residence just after 3am on August 2 last.Deputy C.S. Dagenhardt wrote in a report that while Deputy D. Dillard was on route to an assault at 160 Panther Creek Court, the Davidson County 911 Center advised the caller had been in an argument with his son-in-law and struck him with a baseball bat.DCSO patrol deputies arrived at the address and found a man inside the home with head injuries.The 39-year-old Limerick man and father of two died as a result.Jason Corbett left behind two children from his first marriage to Mags, Jack and Sarah. She died tragically in 2006 from an asthma attack.His death resulted in a custody battle between Molly Martens, and Jason Corbett’s sister Tracey Lynch and her husband David.Following a bitter row, Davidson County Superior Court judge upheld the December 8 decision of a District Court judge who reviewed the order of guardianship of the two children to the Lynch family.Superior Court Judge Ted Royster said District Court Judge April Wood was correct in ruling Brian Shipwash, Clerk of Superior Court, was within his jurisdiction to grant guardianship to Tracey and her husband as per Jason’s wishes in his last will and testament.The children returned home and are said to be doing very well in Limerick since.Since that decision, Molly Martens has pursued a campaign through her personal social media page of posting messages in the hope that the two children will see them.Responding to this Monday’s decision by the Davidson County Grand Jury, the Lynch family said that “our confidence and trust in the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney has been reaffirmed by today’s decision.”In a post to the “Bring Justice for Jason Facebook page, Jason Corbet was described as a “kind man who lived his life with integrity and generosity of spirit.“Hatred is not an emotion in our hearts, it only gives power to those who are not worthy of sharing the same oxygen”.It is understood that a date for the pair to be brought before Davidson County Superior Court is likely to be set in the coming days. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

SC To Hear Tomorrow Plea To Direct Union To Move ICJ Against China Over COVID-19 [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesSC To Hear Tomorrow Plea To Direct Union To Move ICJ Against China Over COVID-19 [Read Petition] Radhika Roy17 Jun 2020 8:18 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will hear a PIL tomorrow for directions to the Centre, Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Ministry of Law and Justice, to file a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking for 600 billion US dollars in damages from the People’s Republic of China for spreading the COVID-19 pandemic. The plea, filed by a resident…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?LoginThe Supreme Court will hear a PIL tomorrow for directions to the Centre, Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Ministry of Law and Justice, to file a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking for 600 billion US dollars in damages from the People’s Republic of China for spreading the COVID-19 pandemic. The plea, filed by a resident of Madurai KK Ramesh through Advocate Jaya Sukin, states that the People’s Republic of China has deliberately created a biological weapon against India to be leaked into public places in order to kill Indian people and destroy the Indian economy. It is further contended that the virus is extremely dangerous and aggressive in nature, designed to mutate from person to person and spread very quickly and early. Additionally, many reputable scientists and experts have allegedly come to the conclusion that the crisis was initiated when a Chinese biological weapon facility released the virus into India. The plea then refers to the miseries of migrant workers, who were stranded and suffered starvation, loss of jobs, lack of shelter and security, thereby leaving them effectively trapped in a dire situation. Lakhs of people had also been forced to walk for miles to reach home due to the lockdown which had been imposed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The disastrous impact on the economy due to the national lockdown has been discussed in the plea, with the assumption that the number of poor people who are below the poverty line will increase. Further, it has also been stated that the World Bank has warned India that the pandemic will hit the country very hard and any significant gains vide poverty alleviation measures will be wiped out. “That Petitioner states MOODY’S has projected India’s economic growth at 0.2% in 2020, marking a sharp downward revision compared to its projection of 2.5% in March this year. That MOODY said economic costs of COVID-19 crisis amid the near shutdown of the Indian economy are accumulating rapidly.” The petition also raises the issue as to how the virus, despite originating in Wuhan, China, has not spread to other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, but has managed to travel thousands of kilometres to India and other countries. This allegedly sheds a light on the credibility of the virus spreading from bats. Therefore, claims by China on how the virus cannot be manmade have been stated in the plea to be a big lie meant to mislead India and other countries. In light of the fact that one citizen cannot file a petition before the ICJ and the same can only be done by the States as per Article 93(1) of the UN Charter, the plea seeks for directions to the Respondents to file a case against the People’s Republic of China for a compensation of 600 Billion US dollars. The matter is listed tomorrow before the Supreme Court.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

Breaking: Security alert underway in Strabane

first_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Breaking: Security alert underway in Strabane Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Police are currently in attendance at a security alert in Church View in Strabane following the discovery of a suspicious object. A number of homes have been evacuated while the object is examined.There are no further details at present.center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleHardening of border ‘completely unacceptable’ – McDonaldNext articleDream start for new St Patrick’s Athletic manager Stephen O’Donnell News Highland Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – September 7, 2019 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebooklast_img read more