Zimre Property Investments Limited HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

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Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell ArchitectSave this projectSaveArkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108747/arkansas-house-marlon-blackwell-architect Clipboard United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108747/arkansas-house-marlon-blackwell-architect Clipboard CopyHouses•United States Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect Year: center_img Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Tim HursleyText description provided by the architects. The challenge for the Arkansas House was to reassemble a fire-damaged home and introduce possibilities for re-thinking the house’s spatial character by adding new elements. The design had to be completed in three weeks and the details were resolved after construction began – one fragment at a time. The architects were allowed to work only in the fire-damaged zones of the existing house (exterior and interior), leaving the remainder untouched beyond new windows and a new HVAC system.Save this picture!© Tim HursleyThe low-slung existing tartan grid structure, with traces of both Kahn and Wright, was instilled with a new sense of hierarchy through the addition of light monitors and suspended lofts to the children’s spaces, a new kitchen, and a great room with a saddle-back roof for living, entertaining, and the display of fine art. Vertically oriented monitors bring much-needed light through steel windows into the once gloomy interiors most damaged by fire. Save this picture!© Tim HursleyThe great room is naturally lit from all sides and fills the center of the house with light and views to the sky and adjacent monitors above. With two children at one end of the house and their father at the other end, the great room is positioned to unite the family in one grand social space. The room cuts across the non-directional grid of the existing structure providing an enriched and contrasting spatial complexity. At the end of the mezzanine a flying wall – a vertical tableau – appears to float in space, the composition of its rusted metal shingles choreographed to the music of Neil Young and the Band.Save this picture!ground levelConcrete block piers articulate the corners of each existing space and over time have settled differently, leaving few plumb surfaces to work from. Our tactic was to float cherry and walnut veneer panels over the pier walls and along the ceiling forming a detached interior skin. Flooring of rift-sawn cherry and walnut also act to form an interior liner. Taut and highly crafted, this refined surface acts as an interior liner to the exterior monitors clad in weathering steel shingles. There is a quiet resonance between old and new spaces, enveloped in the warmth of various American hardwoods – they combine for a new material presence that softens their differences.Save this picture!© Tim HursleyComfortably astride the old house, the angled shell forms exude empathy with a rusted barn nearby; the effects of weather and dripping tree sap provide their rusted surfaces with character – raw and visceral – a foil to the painted shades of beige on the walls below. Out of the ashes, a new structure emerges, a history continues; the old is transformed in the shadow of the new.Save this picture!axonProject gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2010: The FinalistsArticlesVideo: The New CityArticles Share Save this picture!© Tim Hursley+ 21 Share “COPY” Houses Projects 2004 CopyAbout this officeMarlon Blackwell ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 02, 2011Cite: “Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect” 02 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阿肯色州房屋 /Marlon Blackwell Architect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

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Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB

first_imgArchDaily Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB “COPY” 2013 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/512881/casa-lk-estudio-mrgb Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Estúdio MRGB Area Area of this architecture project Brazil Area:  420 m² Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa LK / Estúdio MRGBSave this projectSaveCasa LK / Estúdio MRGB Year:  Year:  CopyAbout this officeEstúdio MRGBOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaHousesBrazilPublished on June 06, 2014Cite: “Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB” 06 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/512881/casa-lk-estudio-mrgb Clipboard 2013 photographs:  Haruo MikamiPhotographs:  Haruo MikamiCollaborators:Luiza Campos, Camila Glycerio, Fabiana VasconcelosEngineering:Situare EngenhariaSite Area:1.750,00 m2Cost:R$ 1.850,00/m2Architect In Charge:Igor Campos, Hermes RomãoDesign Team:Ailton Cabral, Daniel Nardelli, Bruno RibasCity:BrasiliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiRecommended ProductsSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. When the team at Estúdio MRGB was invited to develop the LK Residential project, there were no housing constructions in the small residential condominium where the client wished to build.The challenge was to think of a relationship between the new house and its surroundings, on knowing that the scenery would change as the lots were occupied. It was necessary to create openings towards the uncertain outdoor environment without compromising the residents’ privacy and bring natural light and ventilation into the indoor environments.Save this picture!SectionFor this, the product took on a linear configuration that opened up a generous green area in the rear portion of the lot, to which the spacious openings of the main rooms look out upon. The living room and kitchen are integrated to the backyard with sliding glass panels, while the bedrooms receive balconies. What remained, with the most important openings worked out, was to resolve the main facade, open enough to allow for the passage of wind and light and closed enough to safeguard the residents in their daily activities.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiFrom the tension generated between these polarities sprang forth a remarkable visual element: the fence wall formed by different widths of reinforced concrete strips. While defining ideal permeability for the surface, the strips create a counterpoint to the preponderant horizontalness in the composition of the facade.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe framework of the house is made of reinforced concrete, with the structural axles responding to the variable intervals that configure the dimensions desired for each environment. The beams are inverted and form drainage pools above the slab. A perimetral beam ties in the entire conjunction and can be seen on the facades.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessDae Student Building / Arkylab + Mauricio RuizSelected ProjectsVenice Biennale 2014: Pedro Gadanho Explains Why Portugal’s Pavilion Has No Building…Architecture News Share Photographs Save this picture!© Haruo Mikami+ 31 Share CopyHouses•Brasilia, Brazil Houseslast_img read more

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D2 Townhouse / Jake Moulson Architects

first_img Jake Moulson “COPY” Lead Architect: D2 Townhouse / Jake Moulson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveD2 Townhouse / Jake Moulson ArchitectsSave this picture!© Tim Crocker+ 75Curated by Paula Pintos Share D2 Townhouse / Jake Moulson Architects Area:  750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” 2017 CopyHousing, Renovation•Dublin, Ireland Housing Ireland Photographs:  Tim Crocker, Mitsuko Moulson Photographs Lead Roles:Robert Berry, Stephanie GalliaDesign Team:Alicia Borkowska, Aoife Donnelly, Adelina Fasan, David Hemingway, Bradley Roast, Kristin TrommlerStructural Engineers:Barrett Mahoney LtdHorticulturalist:Oliver and Liat Schurmann, Mount Venus NurseriesFurniture Design:Jake MoulsonInterior Design:Jake MoulsonCladding Design:Jake MoulsonCeiling Artwork:Morag MyerscoughMain Contractor:Tomsollagh Development LtdSpecialist Glazing:Trombe LtdSpecialist Joinery:Aldworth, James & BondSpecialist Iron Casting:FSE foundrySpecialist Iron Work:Bushyparks IronworkCity:DublinCountry:IrelandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim CrockerRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. D2 Townhouse is a 5-story Georgian dwelling in a conservation area of Dublin, now largely commercial. The building is distinguished from its neighbors by a substantial garden containing one of the few remaining original coach-houses in Dublin, highly significant in conservation. D2 Townhouse is JM’s first solo project. Discovered in a state of dilapidation, with insensitive, utilitarian additions, the building needed returning from its recent office use into a single family home.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerThrough dialogues between art, design, science and fictions, historical references and contemporary technological techniques, we amplified and revived its spatial drama. Through deep engagement with the family, the house’s history and its context, we attended to every detail. Our aim was to make each space distinct, with a palpable atmosphere.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerSave this picture!Axonometric SectionSave this picture!© Tim CrockerInformed by the building’s existing patterns, forms and, above all, light, our strategic, minimal extensions are conceived as inhabitable windows, reflecting, refracting, and drawing inhabitants between areas. We designed key items of furniture to work architecturally, magnifying tones and augmenting spaces while leaving historic fabric intact. Materially, our bespoke cast iron cladding, laser-etched steel floor, mirrored reveals, brass overlays and burnt wainscoting contrast brightness and deep shadow.Save this picture!© Mitsuko MoulsonSave this picture!Proposed SectionSave this picture!© Tim CrockerOur unique thermoformed Corian and concrete kitchen, opening onto the garden, is geological – its rippled surface absorbing and diffusing light. Our cantilevered quartzite toilet, above the winter garden, melts into the sky. Installing innovative sub-basement ventilation, bat cavities and planting for biodiversity, we also look to the building’s future as a multi-referential home, restrained and flamboyant, for all kinds of lives.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Tim CrockerProject gallerySee allShow lessPublicity of the Preliminary Qualification Review Result for the Bidding of Curator …Architecture NewsAurora Terrace / BC ArquitetosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Dublin, IrelandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919156/d2-townhouse-jake-moulson-architects Clipboard Architects: Jake Moulson Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919156/d2-townhouse-jake-moulson-architects Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeJake Moulson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationDublinOn InstagramIrelandPublished on June 18, 2019Cite: “D2 Townhouse / Jake Moulson Architects” 18 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Kodikara House / Lalith Gunadasa Architects

first_imgCopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka Projects Kodikara House / Lalith Gunadasa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKodikara House / Lalith Gunadasa Architects “COPY” 2018 Photographs Kodikara House / Lalith Gunadasa Architects ArchDaily Sri Lanka CopyAbout this officeLalith Gunadasa ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSri Jayawardenepura KotteOn FacebookSri LankaPublished on February 29, 2020Cite: “Kodikara House / Lalith Gunadasa Architects” 28 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934570/kodikara-house-lalith-gunadasa-architects Clipboardcenter_img Architects: Lalith Gunadasa Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Manufacturers: American Standard, Dulux, Grohe, Hafele, Crystal Stone, Elba, Seyerlack – JAT HoldingsArchitect In Charge:Lalith GunadasaDesign Team:Kanchana Ranaweera, Thilanka Upendra, Nelshika GunathilakaClients:Pamith KodikaraEngineering:URO Structural Consultants (PVT) Limited.Landscape:Sarath LandscapesContractor:Dison’s ConstructionText:Dewindi RuwanpathiranaCity:Sri Jayawardenepura KotteCountry:Sri LankaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dilanka BandaraRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Recently married young couple having a busy life style; engaged in IT field longed for a Modern House where can unwind and enjoy tranquility while maintaining liveliness. Achieving the client’s demand and responding to the site and context; the design was conceptualized to a thoughtful puzzle of internal rooms and outdoor gardens that together create the illusion of endless spaces on what is, in reality, in a 14 perch urban plot. The site is situated at Alakeshwara Road, a dense urban residential area in Ethul Kotte, Sri Jayawardenapura. The house has been planned to two stories, with a total floor area of 4025 square feet and the ground floor consists with two vehicles parking, living area, visitor room, dining, pantry and service area. Save this picture!© Dilanka BandaraSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Dilanka BandaraBy managing a slope of 4 feet from east to west of land, Ground floor spaces placed in small different levels while enhancing the visual inter connection of each activity and rhythmic playfulness of spaces. Naturally elevated ground level from the road, enhanced the achievement of a maximum level of privacy from outside while retaining a full view of marshy land from the garden as an extending of the view. The linear narrow entrance, focusing the open to sky centre courtyard, leads to the voluminous opened out living area with large timber and  glazed door windows  filled with natural light where anyone will feel that nature is brought into inner spaces. The open to sky centre courtyard; the heart of the house builds interaction between all spaces horizontally and vertically, while the wooden columns and wooden floor altogether make a warm atmosphere in a modern way while reminding the old Sri Lankan vernacular courtyards.Save this picture!© Dilanka BandaraStraight and pure lines, simple forms, wide opening views and huge volumes with lots of natural light, minimize the distance between the indoor and outdoor. White painted walls and white terrazzo floors reflect the day light all over the spaces and destroy the compactness while making a tranquil, spacious dwelling.  Without clear boundaries, the integration of the areas like the Dining and Pantry reveal a sequence of spaces combining expansiveness and symbiosis. The kitchen is located next to the pantry area, hiding the services from visitors. The visitor’s room is located adjoining the living area on the same floor, without disturbing from the common activities on the ground floor.Save this picture!© Dilanka BandaraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Dilanka BandaraThe area is clear of all unnecessary items, creating another dimension, while helping to achieve a calm repose and restrictive simple furniture have become fluid, changeable and color paintings enrich the liveliness. The First Floor comprises, a TV cum family lounge, Master Bed Room with an attached bathroom and another Private GYM room and a library with study area.  Master bed room and one of the second rooms fully opened out to the un-buildable forefront borrow vision of the marshy land same as the TV cum Family living area and all major spaces of Ground and upper levels interact between master bedroom trough the center courtyard.   Other second room fully opens out to the rear garden and to the road, protected with large timber-screens. This resource assures ventilation and natural light, yet provides an outstanding quality of privacy and security. The roof designed as a terrace for multipurpose activities is an ideal platform to spend the dusty evening under the mutable sky providing an obstruction free view to the eyes and mind.Save this picture!© Dilanka BandaraProject gallerySee allShow lessBarzok Cultural Center / archoffice | architecture & construction officeSelected ProjectsMon Repos Turtle Centre / KIRKSelected Projects Share Houses Area:  4025 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934570/kodikara-house-lalith-gunadasa-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Dilanka Bandara+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  Dilanka Bandara Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

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Aretha’s Detroit bids farewell

first_imgFor two weeks, Detroit has been mourning the death of Aretha Franklin, the legendary musical artist, activist and genuine philanthropist who called this city home.From the moment the news broke of Franklin’s passing, fans and admirers have stopped by her church, the historic New Bethel Baptist, to leave flowers, balloons, cards and handmade signs, or to just congregate.Franklin’s father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a prominent Civil Rights leader and the church’s late pastor.For decades, Aretha Franklin has been woven into the fabric of community life here. In the past two weeks, numerous stories have been shared of how the artist generously shared her fortune and talents with Detroit. One time, she walked into a music store and bought instruments for music students in Detroit Public Schools. She then sat down at the piano and played and sang for the people in the store.When catering her legendary parties, Franklin would order extra food and have it delivered to homeless shelters. When she saw a news story about a family’s hardship, she would anonymously arrange for a check to be delivered. She often sang for local churches and organized gospel revivals.This support has touched the heart of this oppressed city, which has been all but written off by the capitalist class — save for a few neighborhoods being gentrified and falsely presented as evidence of a “comeback.”Tens of thousands lined up for blocks during three days of visitation. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History was open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29, followed by a third day of viewing at New Bethel. There was no let-up in the long lines.People traveled from all over the country, and the world, to say goodbye to the Queen of Soul. But it was clear throughout the days of remembrance that Detroit, the city she grew up in, had a special place in her heart — and vice versa.Tickets to a special tribute concert Aug. 30 were snapped up in 10 minutes. Well-known performers from a range of genres — rhythm and blues, gospel, hip-hop, country, classical and jazz — came here to honor Franklin. Angela Davis was one of the guest speakers. When Davis was in jail in 1970, Franklin offered to pay her bail.The Aug. 31 funeral was a political event. Several speakers recalled the artist’s solidarity with Davis and the many concerts where she, Harry Belafonte and others raised money for the Civil Rights Movement. More recently, Franklin lent support to the Poor People’s Campaign. Her deeply felt Black pride and love for the Black community were referenced repeatedly.President Donald Trump was blasted for his claim that Franklin “worked for me on numerous occasions.” The acclaimed professor Michael Eric Dyson hammered back: “You foolish fascist! She ain’t worked for you. She worked above you. She worked beyond you.”There were a number of stellar musical performances at the funeral. Stevie Wonder, another Detroit native who retains strong ties, ended the celebration with his song “As.” With the words “I’ll be loving you always,” he spoke to Detroit’s enduring affection for the Queen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Dorothy Parvez disappeared

first_imgNews RSF_en Organisation April 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dorothy Parvez disappearedcenter_img Al-Jazeera reporter Dorothy Parvez, who has American, Canadian and Iranian citizenship, disappeared after arriving in Damascus aboard a Qatar Airways flight. Al-Jazeera asked the authorities to quickly say what had happened to her. Help by sharing this informationlast_img

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US – #WeeklyAddress: March 4 – March 10: Leaked database reveals US government secretly tracking journalists at US-Mexico border

first_imgThe United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. CREDIT: NBC San Diego March 11, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: March 4 – March 10: Leaked database reveals US government secretly tracking journalists at US-Mexico border Organisation News Judge denies Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez-Soto’s asylum appeal Sacramento police detained a journalist and arrested two more on Monday evening during a protest over a prosecutor’s decision not to charge the police who shot and killed an unarmed black man last year. Among those detained or arrested were newspaper reporters Dale Kasler of The Sacramento Bee, Scott Rodd of The Sacramento Business Journal, and student journalist William Coburn of the The State Hornet, a student publication at Sacramento State University. For more information, read RSF’s publication: “US – Journalists temporarily detained, arrested at protest against police killing of Stephon Clark.” Leaked database reveals US government secretly tracking journalists at US-Mexico borderThe United States government created a secret database on journalists, activists and others that they believe should be stopped for questioning when crossing border checkpoints in the San Diego area, according to leaked documents news channel NBC 7 in San Diego published on March 6. They list the names of nearly 60 people, including 10 mostly American journalists, that had been investigating or providing aid to the migrant caravan that arrived at the border from Honduras. Agents have questioned or arrested at least 21 of those individuals, according to interviews with those individuals and documents obtained by NBC News station KNSD-TV. Some had alerts placed on their passports, and at least three photojournalists were denied entry to Mexico. For more information, read RSF’s publication on the subject: “US – Leaked database shows US government has been secretly monitoring journalists at US-Mexico border.” NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced on March 6 that it has chosen to exclude Fox News from hosting any Democratic primary debates this upcoming presidential election season, citing a recent New Yorker article by reporter Jane Mayer that details the network’s close ties to the Trump administration. In a statement first published in The Washington Post, DNC Chairman Tom Perez said the New Yorker article led him to conclude “the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.” The decision inspired strong reactions on all sides of the political media spectrum. Some say they support the DNC’s decision, arguing that Fox should not be considered a typical news organization and arguing that it actively works against the Democratic party interests. Others call the move an insult to the journalists reporting for Fox, and say that not reaching the Fox audience will work to the detriment of the Democratic candidates. Fox hasn’t held a Democratic primary debate since 2004, though it did host a 2016 town hall with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify on Wikileaks Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of March 4 – March 10: The US State Department rescinded an award offer to honor Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro as a consequence of her criticism of President Donald Trump, according to a Foreign Policy (FP) article published on March 7. The State Department notified Aro in January that she would be receiving the International Women of Courage Award for her work exposing the Internet Research Agency, a Russian company that spreads online propaganda. A few weeks later, however, the State Department told Aro she wouldn’t be receiving the award after all, calling it “a regrettable error.” US officials familiar with the situation said the State Department chose to rescind Aro’s award after officials searched through her social media posts and found she was often critical of President Trump. Aro told FP she was “appalled and shocked” by the abrupt change of heart. “The reality in which political decisions or presidential pettiness directs top U.S. diplomats’ choices over whose human rights work is mentioned in the public sphere and whose is not is a really scary reality,” Aro said. In California, three reporters detained, released while covering protest News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists The attorney for Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez-Soto filed a final appeal on March 7 after Judge Robert Hough denied Gutierrez’s asylum request on February 28, reaffirming an earlier ruling that the Board of Immigration Appeals had asked the judge to reconsider. Despite new evidence provided by the State Department and press freedom organizations regarding the dangerous situation for journalists in Mexico—one of the main arguments Gutierrez’s attorney cited—Judge Hough dismissed the threats Gutierrez has received from the Mexican authorities as merely “adverse experiences.” Gutierrez originally fled Mexico with his son Oscar in 2008 after being placed on a military kill list and was targeted for exposing corruption and abuse by the Mexican military. He has been a Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan’s journalism school since being released in July from a Texas detention center where he and his son had been detained for nearly eight months.center_img United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more A federal District Court judge ordered former US army intelligence analyst and government whistleblower Chelsea Manning into custody on March 8 for refusing to testify as part of an investigation into WikiLeaks, the website to which Manning shared information in 2010 exposing the crimes and brutalities committed by the US military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She will remain in detention until agreeing to testify before a grand jury or until the grand jury no longer operates. Manning previously served seven years in prison before former President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence. She was released in 2017. 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Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsFlood prevention measures continue across parts of LimerickBy Meghann Scully – March 3, 2020 343 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Previous articleSquad Update: Carbery to Miss Rest of Munster’s SeasonNext articleOdyssey Studios take overall prize in Limerick final of National Enterprise Awards Meghann Scully Email Linkedincenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSfloodingKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postweather WhatsApp Facebook Flooding near O’Briensbridge Co Clare. Just below Parteen weir, where the ESB released a large volume of water after recent wet weather.Pic: Press 22Staff of Limerick City and County Council are continuing to monitor flood levels in parts of County Limerick along the Lower River Shannon.Flood defences erected in Castleconnell, Montpelier, Annacotty and Mountshannon Road are continuing to hold as water levels begin to level off.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ESB are discharging 400 m3/s at Parteen Weir, but may reduce this, if weather conditions and river levels allow.Volunteers from Limerick Civil Defence have used their boat to check on residents whose homes are cut off due to the flood levels.The road in Castleconnell from Charco’s to World’s End and Castleconnell Boat Club remains closed.The Red Path in Corbally remains closed until further notice as does the cycleway/ walkway from Irish Estates, through to the Guinness Bridge, and onwards to UL.Limerick City and County Council will continue to monitor flood levels on the Shannon and their impact, and is asking people to be mindful over the coming days of returning to lands which have already been heavily saturated as they slowly begin to dry out.Limerick City and County Council’s Contact numbers:Customer Service (9am – 5pm) 061 556000Out of Hours contact (non-emergency contact) is 061 417833Other useful numbers:Dial 999/112 for emergency services only if neededESB Networks 1850 372 999Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050Limerick City and County Council is continuing to work with the HSE and An Garda Síochána as part of the Local Co-ordination Group.#LK Working Together Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitterlast_img read more

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