Promising lift for industry helps US jobs

first_img INDUSTRIAL growth in the US still offers hope for an economic recovery, a survey released yesterday indicated.The ISM manufacturing index, which assesses the state of US industry, came in at 56.6 for November – displaying growth slightly above the rate expected by economists.There was a large dip in the rate of production growth, which fell 7.7 points to 55. Yet the positive figure, over 50, still reflects a reasonable increase in production, after October recorded a huge increase of 6.2 points on September.The pace of expansion in employment also eased slightly to 57.5 in November from 57.7 in October. The result mirrored the results of the the ADP employment survey, which reported an increase in private sector employment of 93,000 from October to November.And ADP also revised up the employment figures for October, showing an increase of 82,000. The data provide a boost for the economy, although some economists warned that increases would have to hit six figures per month in order to significantly improve America’s employment slump.On Tuesday night Fed chairman Ben Bernanke spoke of the “social and economic” consequences of unemployment, which currently stands at 9.6 per cent. Almost 40 per cent of America’s unemployed have been out of work for over six months, he said. Yet more positive employment news came yesterday from revised Department of Labor figures. The department said that the number of hours worked by employees increased by 1.4 per cent in the three months to September – up from the previous projection of 1.1 per cent.Meanwhile construction spending rose by 0.7 per cent in October, surprising economists who had expected stagnation. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect HealthyUndo center_img Wednesday 1 December 2010 8:22 pm Promising lift for industry helps US jobs Share whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily 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 ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Prooflast_img read more

Bullish corporate results bolster FTSE

first_img Bullish corporate results bolster FTSE Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share Tuesday 18 January 2011 4:50 pm alison.lock Tags: NULL THE FTSE rose healthily today and though it gave back some of the gains in the afternoon it closed in the black, up 1.18 per cent or 65.10 to 6,050.80.Banks boosted trading as conditions in the eurozone continued to stabilise, while Burberry was in demand after releasing excellent third-quarter results that showed revenues rose 27 per cent in the three months to December 31. A raft of positive corporate earnings and a strong session in Asia gave investors confidence and pushed the index above the 6,050 mark throughout the day. “Today’s gains are as much about investors bargain hunting stocks in the UK that had suffered three days of falls as investors becoming more optimistic about company earnings,” said Joshua Raymond, market strategist at City Index.“It’s been a good news day and investors have lapped it up by buying into risky asset classes such as mining and energy firms.”Burberry topped the blue chip leader board, up 5.29 per cent to 1,115.00p after it forecast full-year profit at the top end of market expectations.“ARM Holdings is also rising again after being upgraded to a “buy” from “neutral” by Goldman Sachs,” said Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets. Petrofac, which supplies services to oil companies, gained 4.14 per cent to 685.00p after it announced a $1.2bn (£750m) contract win in Algeria. It is to help develop gas fields for In Salah Gas, a venture made up of BP, Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach and Norway’s Statoil.Miners remained strong, led by Kazakhmys, which was lifted 3.03 per cent to 665.00p. Rio Tinto also rose 1.49 per cent to 4,450.00p after it said it had produced record volumes of iron ore last year as Chinese demand soared, causing price hikes.Among the fallers, Essar Energy lost the most ground, down 4.39 per cent to 533.00p after issuing a $500m convertible bond, which diluted its shares.Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline also continued to fall, losing almost two per cent to close at 1,181.50p after its announcement on Monday that a £2.2bn legal charge would wipe out its fourth-quarter profits.Among the mid-caps, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey jumped 8.39 per cent to 38.10p after a bullish trading update and admitted it has had several approaches for its North American business, which it hopes to sell soon. Property companies Barratt Developments (up 4.61 per cent to 101.00p), Persimmon (up 5.37 per cent to 459.10p) and St. Modwen Properties (up 5.03 per cent 179.70p) joined it in the top ten risers in sympathy on its positive outlook.Equipment rental group Ashtead climbed 6.97 per cent to 170.30p after it announced it had ended its bid interest in Lavendon, which rejected its 115p per share offer.And spread better IG Group slumped by 7.23 per cent to 481.00p after it revealed it had taken a £143.1m write-down from its Japanese business, which has been hit hard by regulatory changes. After a three-day holiday, US markets saw initial enthusiasm dampened by Citigroup, which reported lower-than-expected earnings despite recording a $1.3bn profit. “After the bell we have key earnings releases from technology companies Apple and IBM with Apple’s impending results being overshadowed by yesterday’s news about CEO Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence for health reasons. “Earnings are expected to come in around $5.39c a share while IBM earnings are expected to come in with estimates around $4.08c,” Hewson said.The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 50.55 points, or 0.43 per cent, at 11,837.93; the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index finished up 1.78 points, or 0.14 per cent, at 1,295.02; and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 10.55 points, or 0.38 per cent, at 2,765.85. last_img read more

RAiG declares support for GB affiliate licensing

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), the trade association formed by Better Collective, Oddschecker and Racing Post, has declared its support in principle for a statutory licensing or registration regime for affiliates active in the British gambling market.RAiG noted that its support was conditional upon it seeing more detail as to what such a system would entail, and on understanding the benefits it would in turn provide for consumers.It came to the conclusion following a “thorough” internal review of existing social responsibility and responsible gambling standards. While it acknowledged that many improvements could be achieved through voluntary measures, setting out and implementing minimum requirements by way of a licensing process would be the most effective way of raising standards across the affiliate sector.This, it said could be best achieved through the Gambling Commission, rather than the UK ad watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The ASA, RAiG explained, was not a licensing body nor was it a statutory regulator.Furthermore, it added, the Commission had already applied some form of direct licensing or authorisation to third party providers through the gambling software provider licence category, and its approved lists of alternative dispute resolution providers, and software testing houses.Any system would not need to be expensive or “burdensome”, RAiG noted, as a licensing model would supplement an extensive range of regulations to which affiliates are already expected to comply.Such a system need not be expensive nor burdensome given that this approach is designed to supplement an already extensive range of regulations.RAiG chair Clive Hawkswood (pictured) admitted that the decision to support the principle of a licensing system was not taken lightly, saying its stakeholders had debated the issue for a number of months.However, he added, it was important to open discussions on the issue, especially as the government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act moved closer.“[It] is vital that we play a constructive role as policies evolve rather than waiting on the side-lines for measures to be imposed,” he said.“It is appreciated that this is an issue where opinion across the sector is divided and RAiG will make clear that, as with any trade body, it can only speak on behalf of its members,” Hawkswood continued. “Despite that, we hope everyone in the affiliate marketing world and beyond will keep an open mind about any proposals which would serve to create a safer gambling environment.“As with all forms of licensing and regulation, the devil is usually in the detail and the aim must be to work with all stakeholders to ensure that any provisions are proportionate and, most important of all, effective in improving safeguards for consumers.”While RAiG was established to serve as the voice of the igaming affiliate sector, it has proved divisive, with some affiliates claiming that it only serves to represent the largest businesses in the sector. Others have pointed out that as its main members drive traffic predominantly through search engine optimisation (SEO), it does not take into account the challenges faced by pay per click (PPC) driven affiliates. This came to the fore when a working group established by the British Gambling Commission announced that PPC advertising should be restricted to players aged 25 and over. RAiG declared its support for these measures, which prompted affiliate entrepreneur Richard Skelhorn to declare that the association’s SEO-focused members had the most to gain as PPC-driven businesses were restricted.Alongside its trio of founders, RAiG has since added BonusFinder.com, Moneta Communications and Natural Intelligence as new members. However Catena Media, one of the largest affiliate marketing businesses in the sector, told iGB in April that it was putting its membership application “on hold” following recent internal changes. Legal & compliance Tags: Mobile Online Gambling RAiG declares support for GB affiliate licensing Email Address 29th June 2020 | By contenteditor Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), the trade association formed by Better Collective, Oddschecker and Racing Post, has declared its support in principle for a statutory licensing or registration regime for affiliates active in the British gambling market. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 19, 2013 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Rapidísimas Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Las noticias de Venezuela son tantas que se necesitarían todas las páginas de un periódico dominical para publicarlas. Quizás el mejor resumen de la situación actual lo ha hecho Antonio María Delgado, periodista de El Nuevo Herald: “El régimen bolivariano parece estar dispuesto a cruzar el punto de no retorno para dejar atrás toda apariencia de democracia, al hacer planes para encarcelar al máximo líder de la oposición, silenciar las voces de los diputados en el Congreso y darle carta blanca a la represión.“Las acciones del régimen de Caracas se producen en momentos en que enfrenta una crisis de legitimidad, con la oposición cuestionando los resultados de los comicios presidenciales del domingo en las que el Consejo Nacional Electoral declaró ganador al líder de la Revolución Bolivariana, Nicolás Maduro, por un margen inferior a dos puntos porcentuales. Las cifras verdaderas son Maduro 44,3 por ciento y Capriles 53,5 por ciento.Sus decisiones anti-democráticas unidas “a las emergentes dudas sobre la legitimidad de origen del nuevo gobierno, podrían terminar de encasillar al régimen firmemente en la columna reservada para las dictaduras”.Estados Unidos ha dicho por boca de su secretario de Estado, John Kerry, que espera que Venezuela acceda a una auditoría electoral para dar confianza a la comunidad internacional, pero en Caracas se ha dicho oficialmente que “no habrá que contar los votos nuevamente”. Otros comentaristas dicen que ni el mismo Nicolás Maduro cree en el resultado de las elecciones y esto puede producirle un problema sicológico. Veremos.Varios letreros en las paredes piden la intervención de las fuerzas armadas a favor del pueblo según lo estipula la Constitución. Nicolás Maduro, anunció el jueves antes de volar a Lima para una reunión “de emergencia” de la Unasur que “mañana seré juramentado” y “estaré en la presidencia por largos años” para continuar los planes e ideales del comandante Hugo Chávez. Añadió que en Venezuela no existe una oposición “sino una conspiración permanente, aupada desde los Estados Unidos”.El papa Francisco dijo en una breve homilía el jueves pasado que “ser cristiano no es estudiar una carrera para convertirse en un abogado o en un médico cristiano, no. Ser cristiano es un don que nos hace ir adelante con el poder del Espíritu de anunciar a Jesucristo”.Durante los días 13 y 14 de abril la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana, celebró, el Primer Encuentro en Misión, con la participación miles de feligreses, representantes de diócesis compañeras de los Estados Unidos y su clero en pleno. El obispo diocesano Julio César Holguín presidió el evento y retó a las iglesias a cumplir el mandato de la Gran Comisión apoyando a los pobres y todos los necesitados. Visiblemente emocionado el obispo dijo “si nosotros que hemos sido llamados por el Señor no lo hacemos ¿quién lo hará?”. La Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana tiene un total de 32 colegios, cuatro centros de cuidado infantil, 62 iglesias, dos clínicas y un asilo de ancianos.El gobierno cubano ha autorizado a las dirigentes de las Damas de Blanco para que viajen a Bruselas, Bélgica, para recibir el premio Sájarov que les fue concedido hace ocho años por el Parlamento Europeo. El Premio Sájarov para la Libertad de Conciencia, nombrado así en honor del científico y disidente soviético Andréi Sájarov, fue establecido en diciembre de 1985 por el Parlamento Europeo como un medio para homenajear a personas u organizaciones que han dedicado sus vidas o acciones a la defensa de los derechos humanos y las libertades.Al cumplir su primer mes en el cargo, el papa Francisco nombró un consejo de ocho cardenales de todo el mundo para que le asesore en el gobierno de la Iglesia Católica Romana y estudie un proyecto de reforma de la curia, un anuncio sorpresivo que indica su intención de lograr un cambio importante en el funcionamiento del papado. El chileno Francisco Javier Errázuriz y el hondureño Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga son los únicos latinoamericanos en el consejo.Familiares de las víctimas de la matanza en Newtown han mostrado tristeza y agotamiento físico con el rechazo del Senado de Estados Unidos a una enmienda que hubiera establecido revisiones más cuidadosas de antecedentes en la compra de armas. En la masacre del 14 de diciembre fueron asesinados 20 niños junto con seis maestras.El FBI ha señalado a dos personas como sospechosas del atentado dinamitero del maratón de Boston. Tres personas murieron y más de 170 resultaron heridas cuando dos bombas estallaron cerca de la meta el lunes 15.VERDAD. La vida no se mide por las veces que respiras, sino por aquellos momentos que te dejan sin aliento. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

3 ways employers could help fight vaccine skepticism

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Dollar General, Instacart and Publix have offered paid leave time or cash incentive bonuses to encourage their employees to get vaccinatedBy Rita Men, Associate Professor of Public Relations, University of FloridaEnding the pandemic depends on achieving herd immunity, estimated at 70% or even 80% to 90% of a population. With some 30% of Americans telling pollsters they have no interest in getting vaccinated, that’s cutting it a bit close. The numbers are even worse in many other countries.In the fight against vaccine skepticism, employers can play a key role. This is not only because it’s an important precaution for the health and safety of their employees, but also because a recent survey shows people around the world, including in the U.S., tend to trust their employers more than governments or the media. Moreover, Republicans, who are more likely to say they won’t get the vaccine, are also generally much more trusting of business, suggesting employers may be able to have more influence on them than journalists or health experts.As someone who studies how companies communicate with their employees, I have three research-based tips that can make their efforts more effective.1. Building trust with transparencyAlthough many workers say they trust their employers more than some other institutions, trust erosion has been a prominent global issue. Just 61% of participants in the survey referenced above, conducted by public relations consultancy Edelman, said they trust businesses to do the right thing.That’s why it’s essential for companies to communicate with employees in a way that builds more trust. And research has shown that transparency has been consistently linked to employee relationship with their employer.By that I mean focus on giving employees the facts – while dispelling some of the myths – and being clear about where it all comes from. There are many ways to disseminate the information, such as through email, flyers, corporate newsletters and social media, but inviting in local health experts is another good way to transparently lay out the facts while also helping skeptical employees get their questions and concerns addressed.The 2021 Trust Barometer survey showed that people trust scientists and people in their local community more than national leaders. Scientists scored even higher than employees’ own CEOs.2. It’s a two-way streetThat brings me to another important point: Employers will be more effective if they treat employees as partners in the internal vaccination program. And that means listening as much as talking.Research has found that companies that are pursuing a major change – such as a merger, layoff or rebranding – are more likely to win high employee acceptance if they engage in two-way communication that emphasizes listening, feedback, reciprocity, openness and trust. When employees feel their voices are being heard and taken seriously by their organization, they feel empowered and more involved, making them more likely to buy in to the organization’s decisions.Besides inviting health experts for Q&A’s, employers could also host staff listening sessions such as virtual town halls to gather feedback and address even basic questions, like when people are eligible to get the vaccine, whether it will cost anything and what that means for a return to the office. It also can help address unique concerns and issues of different groups, especially those who surveys show have more hesitancy about taking a vaccine.3. Empathy worksBusinesses that emphasize empathy, compassion and genuine care for employees’ well-being have won applause from employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.My own recent study – which is currently under review – examined leaders’ use of motivating language during the pandemic. I found that supervisors who gave clear directions, showed empathy for how the pandemic affected workers’ personal lives and communicated support were most effective in fostering employee trust in leadership and the organization. While understandably trust that isn’t there can’t be built overnight, it’s never too late to do more.I found similar results in past research: CEOs perceived as exhibiting genuine care for their employees engender more support for company-wide initiatives.Beyond the language being used, companies can show they care in other ways – actions speak louder than words, after all. For example, some companies, such as Dollar General, Instacart and Publix, have offered paid leave time or cash incentive bonuses to encourage their employees to get vaccinated.The U.S. and the world face one of the greatest health crises in history. Ultimately, I believe, it’s a collective responsibility of everyone – governments, individuals, companies – to help turn the tide against the pandemic.And if companies needed one more reason, surveys and reporting show younger generations increasingly expect companies to be socially responsible. And recent research found that companies who engage in social advocacy tend to enjoy stronger brand loyalty.In other words, it’s good not only for society but for companies’ bottom lines, too.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Monterey Mushrooms, an agricultural employer in California, teamed up with its union and the local county to get its workers vaccinated. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSBusinessCOVID-19EmployeesEmployersGovernmentHealth ExpertsHerd ImmunityMediaSkepticismtipsTrustVaccinationVaccine Previous articleJoin Dr. Anthony Fauci and Rep. Val Demings this monthNext articleOC announces vaccine eligibility for ages 40+, online help for mental health, free transportation expanded and more Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Catch up with MND sufferering Bok legend Joost Van Der Westhuizen

first_imgTuesday Sep 2, 2014 Catch up with MND sufferering Bok legend Joost Van Der Westhuizen Motor Neuron Disease has been in the spotlight of late as the ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken over social media, with celebrities and indeed rugby players taking part to raise money and awareness. One man who knows about it first hand is Springbok legend, Joost Van Der Westhuizen.Van Der Westhuizen, who played for South Africa 89 times between 1993 and 2003, has been diagnosed with ALS, and has made it his personal mission to improve conditions, support and facilities for other sufferers out there. He does this through awareness, and his J9 foundation.In a fascinating and harrowing 10 minute interview with Carte Blanche, he has spoken about how this has become his life’s mission, and rugby was perhaps only there to get him to this point.The video is hosted on DSTV’s website – click the image above or watch the interview hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House NO.20; Order in Chaos / White Cube Atelier

first_imgArchitects: White Cube Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Farshid Nasrabadi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Iran House NO.20; Order in Chaos / White Cube Atelier Manufacturers: Gorenje, Travertine, Lorenzo, Nova “COPY” Other Participants:Mohamad Asadzade, Hengameh RezaeeCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. Getting closer to Maku, where this house is located in, you are faced with a winding road trapped in a narrow valley including a river within and the city view surprisingly appears as you pass a crescent. Bare soaring mountains embrace this historical border city and include one of the most huge and unique roof of climbing crags in Iran. There is a castle close to the wall and the wall is above 100 meters high. Some Buildings have been constructed on the mountain slopes in different historical eras and it seems that contemporary buildings have grown chaotically.Save this picture!DiagramThis mysterious city including forgotten values like city view and architectural aesthetics, is a context where we have been designing and constructing some buildings in the past 5 years. We have tried to influence the city view with aid of modern architecture concepts and using vernacular materials.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiSave this picture!Spatial DiagramSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiOne of the projects is house NO.20 which is located in a chaotic neighbourhood in a 275-square-meter property. 4 floors accommodated in 900 sqm including ground floor allocated to public space and parking, 1st & 2nd floor as a duplex residential and 3rd floor considered as a loft with stretched terraces.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiFormation of the concept was the result of a challenge between the client and the architects; The commission was to create a distinctive family residence with the concept of minimalism and simplicity. So we initiated composing some cubes oriented to potential views with the ideas of capturing daylight, allowing natural ventilation and utilizing vernacular materials. We could emphasize shades of subtracted and added volumes by using two materials with high contrast. The concept of façade design was continued in interior spaces that resulted in a variety of open spaces and spatial qualities.Save this picture!SectionThe project is not only a house in a distant border city, but also a focal point to improve public taste and to reform the city viewSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiProject gallerySee allShow lessCafé Loge / The Cornerz + Kode ArchitectsSelected ProjectsOrchard House / DADA PartnersSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902873/house-n0-order-in-chaos-white-cube-atelier Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902873/house-n0-order-in-chaos-white-cube-atelier Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Lead Architects: House NO.20; Order in Chaos / White Cube AtelierSave this projectSaveHouse NO.20; Order in Chaos / White Cube Atelier Save this picture!© Farshid Nasrabadi+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses, House Interiors•Iran Photographs Houses Reza Asadzade, Shabnam Khalilpour CopyAbout this officeWhite Cube AtelierOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsIranPublished on October 05, 2018Cite: “House NO.20; Order in Chaos / White Cube Atelier” 05 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?20号屋:混乱中寻找秩序 / White Cube Atelier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 “COPY” 2017last_img read more

Two journalists back in France after 11 weeks in Indonesian jails

first_imgNews to go further News August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua November 19, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Indonesia They arrived in Paris in the morning and, along with their families, were received in the evening at Reporters Without Borders headquarters by RWB staff, their support committee, the Memento TV production company, the TV channel Arte and friends.“The return of Dandois and Bourrat is a big relief for us, said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. Their detention and eventual trial was one of the biggest ordeals they have ever had to endure.”“Their conviction sets a dangerous precedent for all journalists trying to visit Indonesia in the future. This case is not over. We know that some of the people they met have been detained since 6 August. They should benefit from the protection accorded to journalists’ sources.”One of their sources, Areki Wanimbo, the tribal leader of the Lanny Jaya district, and three other locals were arrested at the same time as the journalists. He is currently in prison and may be tried on a charge of “rebellion.” News French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat returned yesterday to France after being detained for 11 weeks in the Indonesian province of Papua, where a court in Papua’s capital, Jayapura, convicted them last week of misusing tourist visas to work as journalists. August 12, 2020 Find out more October 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists back in France after 11 weeks in Indonesian jails Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en IndonesiaAsia – Pacific IndonesiaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Is the government trying to get more control over the media?

first_img News AustraliaAsia – Pacific Organisation Reporters Without Borders is concerned at the possibility that too much power will be given to the Australian Press Council, a regulatory body that monitors conduct and responsibility in the print media. On 14 September, the minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy, Stephen Conroy, announced an independent enquiry into the print media that will look at the effectiveness of current codes of practices, ways to enhance media diversity, and “ways of substantially strengthening” the Press Council’s effectiveness.“Given the current tension between the Australian government and the press, which is very critical of this government, it is legitimate to wonder whether this inquiry into the print media is politically motivated,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We understand why the authorities would want to adapt the regulatory bodies to the new realities in the media sector, marked by the emergence of new technologies. But there is no need to reinforce control of the press. This council should not become a censor.“The government must also ensure that the Press Council, which until now has been funded by the media, is completely independent. Government funding of the council, as the council’s new chairman, Julian Disney, has proposed, would cause a conflict of interest that would threaten media freedom.”The announcement of the enquiry follows the phone-hacking scandal in Britain involving the News of the World tabloid, owned by Australian-born Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Murdoch’s company controls 70 per cent of Australia’s newspapers, some of which are extremely critical of the government. This initiative therefore gives the impression that the government wants to rein in these overly critical media.The enquiry is to be chaired by a retired federal judge, Ray Finkelstein, assisted by Matthew Ricketson, a professor of journalism at the University of Canberra and by a former journalist. They have been told to deliver their report to the government by the end of February. It will complement a parallel inquiry into the convergence of broadcast and Internet media, and how this should affect their regulation, which was launched last year and which is supposed to deliver its report by the end of March. RSF_en January 21, 2021 Find out more RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Australia On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information September 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Is the government trying to get more control over the media? Google experiments drop Australian media from search results News News News November 19, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts AustraliaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Journalists and media fall victim to power struggle

first_img Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en News Organisation Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistscenter_img News to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more News June 9, 2021 Find out more November 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists and media fall victim to power struggle Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders condemns physical attacks on journalists with the state news agency IRNA and state-owned daily Iran, the arrests of several of these journalists and the closure of the privately-owned daily Etemad, all within the past three days.IRNA headquarters was raided yesterday by police and officials from the Tehran prosecutor’s office with the aim of arresting its director, Ali Akbar Javanfekr, just as he was giving a news conference to protest against the one-year jail sentence and three-year ban on working as a journalist that a Tehran court had imposed on him the day before.Javanfekr is also a media advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is currently embroiled in power struggle with the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei,The raid was conducted in a violent manner and the police did not hesitate to use tear gas on the IRNA journalists who were there to support Javanfekr. According to an IRNA statement, “the director of the newspaper Iran, Mosayb Naimi, and several journalists were wounded or arrested” during the raid. Naimi was released hours later. It is not yet known what happened to the other detained journalists. Javanfekr was himself detained and handcuffed, but was released following President Ahmadinejad’s direct intervention.A court sentenced Javanfekr to a year in prison on 20 November in connection with a controversial supplement about the chador that the newspaper Iran, which Javanfekr used to run, published on 13 August.A two-month suspension was meanwhile imposed on Etemad on 19 November because its latest issue including an interview in which Javanfekr was very critical of many of Ayatollah Khamenei’s close supporters including prosecutor general Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi and parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani.In the interview, he protested against the harassment of certain close Ahmadinejad supporters, saying: “Keeping prisoners in individual cells is forbidden under Iranian law.” He also said the Ahmadinejad administration was not responsible for the mistreatment of detainees and did not control the intelligence ministry. Now one of Ahmadinejad’s staunchest supporters, Javanfekr used to be a senior intelligence ministry official and a member of Ayatollah Khamenei’s office in the 1990s.This is the second time that Etemad has been suspended in the past 20 months. Previously suspended on 1 March 2010 on the orders of the Press Licensing and Surveillance Commission, an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, it was allowed to resume publishing on 19 June 2011. Edited by Elyass Hazrati, a former parliamentarian and Revolutionary Guard, commander, Etemad supports the reformists.“Etemad’s crime was to publish comments by a presidential adviser, a government official, criticizing other government officials,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judicial system ordered this newspaper’s closure for ‘publishing false information.’ Although it was the head of the government news agency IRNA who accused the government and former officials of torture, it is the reformist newspaper that is punished. Independent newspapers and journalists are the real victims of this power struggle within the leadership.”Rahman Gahremanpour Bonab, a pro-Ahmadinejad journalist who worked for Hamshahri Diplomatic and Tehran e Emrooz and as a researcher at a government strategy centre, was arrested on 1 June on a spying charge and was placed in Tehran’s Evin prison. He was arrested at the same time as three Turkish university academics who were freed 13 days later. There has been no news of Benab since his arrest. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more