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News Corp calls off MPs’ meeting

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first_img News Corp calls off MPs’ meeting Share whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ KCS-content RUPERT Murdoch’s News Corporation, which is attempting to buy the 61 per cent shares in BSkyB it does not already own, has cancelled a meeting it was due to hold with the influential Culture, Media and Sport select committee tomorrow.Sources close to News Corp, whose proposed deal is under intense scrutiny, said the media group preferred to focus on getting its arguments across to Jeremy Hunt’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport.Regulator Ofcom recently completed its analysis into whether the deal poses a threat to media plurality. Monday 10 January 2011 8:53 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

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first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Natura House / FGMF Arquitetos + Epigram

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first_img Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Santo André, Brazil Architects: Epigram, Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72965/natura-house-epigram-forte-gimenes-marcondes-ferraz-arquitetos Clipboard Natura House / FGMF Arquitetos + Epigram Photographs:  Fran Parente Text description provided by the architects. When we first began the Natura House Santo André project, we came from the previous experience of designing five Nature Houses in São Paulo (Rua Vergueiro, Av. Santo Amaro, Itaquera, Osasco and Guarulhos). These places are dedicated to the sales force of the biggest comestic company in Brazil, which has approximately one million direct sales consultants.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWith a 20% growth on the number of consultats since 2009, the company’s intention is to create a place that enables the direct interaction with these people. Places where monthly reunions occur for new products release, with a busy schedule of trainings and speechs for the consultants, besides being always open to general public. As it is not a showroom or store (the products are not commercialized in theses spaces), these buildings were denominated Natura Houses; the idea is that here the consultants may be sheltered, they may feel at home. These houses are an iniciative aiming to instruct and motivate the consultants, who will have the opportunity to try and test the products that they would usually sell only through catalog. Besides, one of the Natura brand’s fundaments is to encourage the relation between people. More than an auditory and showroom, the concept is to create a pleasent space that people may visit, where they can gather and share experience willingly. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteMuch bigger than this new House, the previous ones where restored buildings and shared a similar program: auditory for sales force training; product exhibition and experimentation area; living and coffee area and administrative area. However, the companies involved had to spend great efforts on these restored buildings – not only Epigram and FGMF, partners on the project, but Natura itself as well. After all, restoring five different buildings proved to be an arduous task, expensive and not very efficient. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteDue to Natura’s interest to implement Houses all over Brazil, we suggested the company’s commercial innovation team an alternative strategy: to build smaller and prefab Houses, in a way to optimize the project, keep construction expenses under control and accelerate implementation. This would also be a better way to fullfill, through a certified project, the arguments of environmental responsibility required by the client. Illustrating this possibility, we introduced Natura to the project developed by FGMF for the finals of the international competition Living Steel in 2008, where we proposed a metalic construction with high environmental performance, with flexibility to adapt at all seasons. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteLarge spaces, in spite of being smaller. Natural light and contact with the garden. Dry and efficient building. Environmental certification. The possibility to replicate and custom according to local condition. An object defined by its empty spaces and by the relation between interior and exterior. These concepts constituted the Santo André project, conceived and built as pilot to future replicas. As an industrialized object, after the prototype construction an analysis on the House’s whole design, construction and operation process will be made in order to adjust its program to the usual detailment before building any new unit.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe building sit, typical of brizilian’s cities central areas determined by Natura, was researched and chosen: a lot measuring 250m2 (273yards2), 10m2 (11yards2) front, which became our minimum measure for a terrain. Upon it, a metallic frame, lengthwise disposed, determines the construction, creating a major setback open to the city as a garden. This frame may as well be installed in different ways at different lots: it can be mirrored if convenient to visibility or access, its front part can be inverted if the lot is too large or if it is placed on a corner lot, etc. Fundamentally, the function of this frame is to articulate other elements of the set, creating a heterogeneuos object, which defines constructed areas with diverse qualities, both external and internal. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteAttached to the frame, a great box arranges the main program: two flexible auditories, where the consultants’ reunions and frequent trainings take place. More closed, it enables the correct handling of illumination. It appears as a big suspended box, with cantilevers that create contrast between it and the structure. At the back of the lot, functions that are naturally private are arrenged in another box, a vertical one: restrooms, storage, kitchen and administration are part of this block. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteFrom the street, it is possible to see the setback building through the garden, giving it perspective. The structure is pronnounced by a sheer front portion, which outlines the vegetation with white beams and shading elements. Right next to it, the massive auditory box surpassess the limits of the frame and arises as the set’s main element. Under the auditory’s weight, a ground floor flows, not to find any clear boundary between indoors and outdoors at the exhibition area. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe auditory side cantilever offers a covered passway for visitors who may, finnaly, enter the brand products’ exhibition and experimentation area. In here, the construction seems to fade, allowing just the products and the surrounding garden to be seen by the visitor. It is only after walking by the products that one may access the glass door that takes us to a main atrium. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSurprisingly, this is an empty, open, half-covered, undefined space. At the same time, it is an element filled with possibilities, where all vertical and horizontal moviment will take place in the House. It is also a gathering and living area amidst the green area, where coffee area has a strategic position, attached to the stairs structure. Ascending these stairs, one may reach the auditories and, crossing the footbridge, administration. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteIt is, actually, a very simple object, where the feature of legible objects attached to the continuous and ubiquous structure favors the identification of the program, which transcends tradicional limits between construction and the nature surrounding it. That’s how we thought Natura brand should present itself: simple, precise and in direct contact with nature. Our concern about spatial quality and fluidity, merging limits and arrengement of functions does not summarize all the concenrs within this project. Besides a meticulous brand strategy applied to visual communication and exhibition area, the constructive issues took great efforts. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteIn order to attend the requisition for speed of construction and control of process, the work was idealized to be obsessively dry, all set, reducing the chance of errors and need for remakes. The concern about reducing waste, using recycled or recycable material is also plainly fullfilled by this option. Save this picture!AxonOnly the preliminary work on terrain and foundations were executed by traditional methods. On sequencial steps, every component and element came to the building site divided and then were assembled: metallic structure, plaster wallboards, cementitious boards, frames and complementary finishings. This matter was one of the highlights on the project for environmental certification attainment AQUA (High Environmental Quality), granted by Fundação Vanzolini/POLI-USP. Created after the french seal HQE, AQUA is the first seal fully adapted to brazilian reality, and member of the Sustainable Building Alliance, which congregates international greatest certifications. The Natura House Santo André project is the first commercial project certified by AQUA in Brazil.The are other environmental strategies that must be mentioned: From the caution on the implementation of the House, avoiding negative impact on neighbors and offering a generous garden to the city, to the choice for certified material with easy maintenance, the building is filled with interesting solutions. Most of them were thought while still on project, present since the first strokes, such as the concern for natural light, sunlight control and the hight permeability of the terrain. Or else, the opening system which permits crossed ventilation on days when air coditioning is not essential. Or, still an example, the option for material that reduce future maintenance, such as painted alumimnium external coating, which demands only washing, and external floor made with recycled material. The matter is extended to the manegement of water and energy; hygro-thermal, acoustic, visual and olfative comfort; garden manegement and else. Save this picture!ElevationAccondingly to the requirement that the house is adjustable to different regions of Brazil, kits of elements were conceived, which may be attached to the House’s structure as needed due to insolation and ventilation variations of each terrain. Different kinds of brise-soleil, arbors and frames that may compose a singular performance and aspect design for each location. These kits also take in account typical material and the disponibility of local industry, in a way to also build a cultural connection and to stablish more organic relation with each scenario.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessJardin de la Connaissance / 100LandschaftsarchitekturArticlesValerenga Football Stadium / NBBJ & LINK signatur ASArticles Share 2010 Houses Natura House / FGMF Arquitetos + EpigramSave this projectSaveNatura House / FGMF Arquitetos + Epigram Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeForte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz ArquitetosOfficeFollowEpigramOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasRetailSanto André3D ModelingBrazilPublished on August 15, 2010Cite: “Natura House / FGMF Arquitetos + Epigram” 15 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Natura住宅 / Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos & Epigram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” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72965/natura-house-epigram-forte-gimenes-marcondes-ferraz-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Fran Parente+ 33 Share Brazil “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

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Clifton View 7 / Antoni Associates

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first_img Clifton View 7 / Antoni Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/326954/clifton-view-7-antoni-associates Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAntoni AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCape TownInteriorsResidentialSouth AfricaPublished on February 01, 2013Cite: “Clifton View 7 / Antoni Associates” 01 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Year:  Photographs Projects South Africa Photographs:  Adam LetchSave this picture!© Adam LetchText description provided by the architects. The clients brief was to completely strip out the double-level apartment and to re-configure the interior layout to accommodate four bedrooms, en-suite, a gym, entertainment cocktail bar, cinema room and wine cellar. The site is perched over dramatic boulders and the Atlantic Ocean and experiences sweeping views of the Clifton beaches as well as the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Save this picture!© Adam LetchAccess is gained to the apartment on the upper level. The dining room, living room and kitchen are open plan and have direct access to the extensive terrace. The open plan dining area acts as a pivotal focal point between the spiral staircase and the main entertainment space. The success of the space is a culmination of bespoke detailing, unexpected stylistic juxtapositions and dramatic artworks. Save this picture!© Adam LetchMoving through the apartment is a journey of styles and ideas that all fuse together to make the apartment a tailored and personally nuanced space. This tailored look was achieved by avoiding over use of recognizable brand names; the clients instead were keen to create one off signature pieces through the OKHA Design Studio. A feature spiral stair was introduced to link the two levels of the apartment. Feature timber screens extend from the upper level through the upper volume to contain this circulation space. The pool bar leads onto the swimming pool and spa terrace with uninterrupted views of the seascape. The infinity pool allows the eye to flow from the pool to the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Save this picture!© Adam LetchLighting design is an important feature in any project. Bold and discreet lighting was specified in conjunction to create a powerful ‘wow’ factor and layering of lighting was used to set various moods throughout.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessLevin Residence / Ibarra Rosano Design ArchitectsSelected ProjectsACTIVATE! Public Space Design CompetitionArticlesProject locationAddress:Clifton, Cape Town, South AfricaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Cape Town, South Africacenter_img 2012 Apartments Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 25 Share Clifton View 7 / Antoni AssociatesSave this projectSaveClifton View 7 / Antoni Associates Architects: Antoni Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/326954/clifton-view-7-antoni-associates Clipboard “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

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House Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-Cricq

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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/576217/house-pegasus-frederic-saint-cricq Clipboard Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Toulouse, France France “COPY” Area:  150 m² Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Patrice Menconi+ 16 Share CopyAbout this officeFrédéric Saint-CricqOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesToulouseHousesFrancePublished on December 20, 2014Cite: “House Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-Cricq” 20 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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 2013 ArchDaily photographs:  Patrice MenconiPhotographs:  Patrice MenconiSave this picture!© Patrice MenconiRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. A couple and their child choose a sloping plot of land on which to build their house and raise their family. Their wishes stimulate two ways of living and guide three worlds: the parents’, the child’s, and a third shared one. There is an initial desire to be buried underground expressing the attraction of living in the secret of a subterranean base, Pegasus (referring to a US Comic of the 1980s). There is always a seething quality of underground life, a whole social life which runs through the world. The earth here encompasses the individual and describes an immersion in an incalculable mass. Save this picture!© Patrice MenconiThe other desire displays a suspension of the flesh in the sky. Air and light become the agents of a continuous event: something is in transition, a delicate atmosphere fills the motionless body, the souls drifts in a melancholy way without  changing with the matter. The idea of disappearance appears in the perception of these two desires inscribed on their bodies: disappearance in matter and disappearance of matter in order to go on living come what may.Save this picture!Floor PlanVanishing linesThese two desires express a novel power play: one issues from a force pushing towards the depths when an opposite vertical force seeks to occupy the atmosphere. Architecture takes these libidinal collisions as its object.Save this picture!© Patrice MenconiBy occupying chaos with an initial temporal draft, the first connections are created at the same time as the special features defined organs as yet un-formed (functional intentions).If the organs determine the connections, the connection brings on nature and organic form.Save this picture!© Patrice MenconiIn this way, we start to get close to making organic, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture: genetic growth determined by distinctive features.Save this picture!SectionOrganic setsWhite volumes of brickwork emerge from the earth. Buried organs (living rooms) are contorted in the economy of the masonry.  In the bowels of the earth, the rooms are lengthened and become contorted. Stairways will negotiate the slightest topographical ups and downs to link everything together, while the organs slipping between the masses cling on to these distributive innards. This organic whole is thoroughly watertight, sufficient unto itself, but ready to support other things. The downward thrust of the organs means that they have to be pierced to look for that light which suspends darkness. At the same time, the ears bathe in an acoustic magma, an environment in which intensities of sound and timbre’d colours become blurred. The second organic set is placed on the submerged part and against the white saliences above ground. Its composition is subordinate: the international dimension of the shipping container recycled as a dwelling unit follows a logic of stacking determined by its particular structure: the eight structural corners govern the combination of inhabitable units.Self-supporting, the containers are set on the subterranean base; indestructible, they are broken up to obtain large openings, and the presence of matter fades. This effect of disappearance is increased by dissociating different layers of skins which form the envelope: the steel structure of the containers, then the wooden cladding, then the suspended frames of the black wooden structures appear by letting each one co-exist. If using containers expresses an ecological wish, this recycling becomes a poetic recycling: the use of the container goes beyond its physical and functional properties to give a particular perceptive consistency.The envelope and the matter lose their consistency, and bodies float indefinitely in the same way. Save this picture!© Patrice MenconiThe diagonalThe Pegasus House functions like an interface between earth and sky with its two organic ensembles. They brush against one another and with each shift from one arrangement to the other, distinctive physical features are displayed, and atmospheres follow one another on the basis of their connections. By accident, a new unpredictable thing happens between the two systems: a diagonal. It punctuates events based on a synthetic method of decision: a loop of circulation is imposed, and organizes the house’s different rooms. This diagonal, the “musicality” of the  Pegasus House, is a force line which influences the different arrangements and their frequencies based on the contingent forces that it encounters. This common denominator has no form, just a distributive and rhythmic function, a sort of functional ubiquity. Stairway for one, corridor for the other, sometimes becoming a room crossed.Save this picture!SketchThere is a kind of urgency to live in this house. Pegasus House with its unequal degrees of permeability to the outside experiments with this form of living urgency: in the fleeting instant of what happens, imperceptible developments are tried out based on variable speeds and rhythms; the softest encounters the hardest, the slowest the most nervous. In the oblivion of the new, in search of abstract impressions suspended in the hollow of the body, Pegasus House becomes the occurrence of a multiple “taking place”, that of the event duplicating the great policy of the sign with its meaning.Save this picture!© Patrice MenconiProject gallerySee allShow lessIwan Baan: No FilterArchitecture NewsInnocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz GroupSelected Projects Share Year:  2013 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/576217/house-pegasus-frederic-saint-cricq Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Frédéric Saint-Cricq Area Area of this architecture project House Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-Cricq Projects House Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-CricqSave this projectSaveHouse Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-Cricqlast_img read more

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RSF Report: The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate

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first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more MaltaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeWomenImpunityCitizen-journalistsWhistleblowersEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence Receive email alerts Related documents rapport_2019_v4.pdfPDF – 5.25 MB RSF_en Chapter One outlines the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, background on her courageous investigative journalism, and implications for the safety of journalists and press freedom across Europe. Chapter Two examines the flawed police investigation that followed, and where things currently stand. Chapter Three explores the magisterial inquiry and police interference that has risked compromising it. Chapter Four describes the broader state of press freedom and journalism in Malta, including extensive online trolling, a continued dehumanization campaign, and threats against the press. Chapter Five outlines key reactions and findings of international bodies, and Chapter Six delves into the crucial and urgent need for a public inquiry into Caruana Galizia’s assassination. News News Organisation At the end of the report, RSF and The Shift have set out a series of recommendations to the Maltese authorities and the international community to ensure full justice is carried out. Crucially, a fully independent and impartial public inquiry must be established without further delay – a step which will require greater political pressure from international organisations such as the Council of Europe, as well as countries with strong bilateral relations with Malta, including the United Kingdom. On 16 October 2017, journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated by a car bomb that detonated near her home in Bidnija, Malta – an act that was previously unthinkable in an EU state. Caruana Galizia was the country’s most prominent journalist, known for her courageous investigative reporting exposing official corruption in Malta and beyond, including her reporting on the Panama Papers. RSF and The Shift have co-authored this report to examine the circumstances surrounding Caruana Galizia’s assassination, the flawed investigation that followed, the international reaction to date, and the next steps urgently needed to ensure full justice is carried out without further delay. This report has been developed under a project funded by the Justice for Journalists Foundation. February 24, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Follow the news on Malta October 14, 2019 – Updated on October 15, 2019 RSF Report: The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate News Help by sharing this information MaltaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeWomenImpunityCitizen-journalistsWhistleblowersEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive RSF and The Shift remain committed to the pursuit of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia until every person involved in the planning and carrying out of this heinous attack – including the masterminds – are brought to justice. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Read the report A full two years on, there has still been no justice for this heinous assassination, which has shed light on broader systemic failings with regard to Malta’s press freedom climate, rule of law, and democratic checks and balances. Over the course of two years, Malta has experienced one of the world’s sharpest declines on Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF’s) World Press Freedom Index, falling 30 places to a current ranking of 77thout of 180 countries. Journalists continuing to pursue public interest investigative reporting in Malta remain at great risk, and citizen journalists and activists who remain vigilant in the campaign for justice are subjected to pressure and abuse. Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia to go furtherlast_img read more

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Cyprus activists: Hunters’ lead pellets threaten flamingos

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first_img Facebook Local NewsUS NewsWorld News Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleWashington shuts down California late for 62-51 victoryNext articleSam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Cyprus activists: Hunters’ lead pellets threaten flamingos TAGS  Pinterest Petros KaradjiasA flamingo stands at a salt lake with the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque in the background, which was built between 1760 and 1796, in the southern coastal city of Larnaca, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets.last_img read more

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Cheer squads find Xtreme success at first competition

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first_img Email the author You Might Like Man arrested for threats against CHHS student Charles Henderson High School was on alert Wednesday until police arrested a Dothan man for making a terrorist threat. According… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Latest Stories The Senior squad had made several changes to the squad and added new people only three weeks ago.“One girl had never flown before so we were up against the odds but the girls worked together and fought together as a team and put together a strong routine,” Filiault said. “If it had not been for a couple of bobbles we would been up there and might have won.”And, for the first competition, the coach said the Youth team did phenomenally well.“Our team members are ages four through 11 and they were hanging in there with girls ages nine through 11 so they did outstanding,” he said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Xtreme Athletics Junior Level 2 Cheer Squad won their first competition at the Jamfest Lite event in Huntsville and qualified for the U.S. Finals in the spring. Pictured left to right from the back are Emmy Stevens, Anna Grace Thomas, Gracie Scarbrough, Allison Dennis, Gracie Blair, Caroline Kirk, Tanna Singleton, Caroline Senn and Kennedy Herring. Not pictured, Parish Adams, Jordan Grice, Sloane Seaborn, Laura Beth Horne.The Jamfest Light Competition was the first competitive event for the Xtreme Athletic Competitive Cheer squads and Coach Josh Filiault said he could not have been more pleased.“I tell the teams that, if they work hard in practice, it will pay off in the competitions,” Filiault said. “They had worked hard and it paid off. We were all excited with the way the squads competed.”Filiault said the competition in Huntsville included a two-and-half minute routine composed of dance, tumbling, jumps and stunts. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The coach expected big things from the Junior Level 2 Competitive Cheer Squad and he was not disappointed.“They worked extremely hard in practice and it definitely paid off for them with first place in their first competition,” Filiault said. “By winning first place, the squad qualified for the U.S. Finals in the spring and received a third place bid and discount rate to compete. We have choice of five or six places to go from Pensacola to Washington D.C. to California.”If the Junior squad has several top finishes at future competitions, the squad could receive a full paid bid to the U.S. Finals. Jody Singleton, Xtreme Athletics co-owner with Filiault, said she was ecstatic about the performances of the competition cheer squads.“They competed with teams from across the state and from as far away as Tennessee,” Singleton said. “For their first competition, they were poised and confident and did all that was asked of them. We’re just looking forward to the next competition.”The squads have four more competitions scheduled. The Senior squad will also compete in New Orleans and the Junior squad is considering adding that competition as a sixth.Each squad has 13 members and the squads are filled for now. Tryouts for the squads will be held in April/May. The ages for the squads are Youth, 11 and under; Junior, 14 and under; and Senior, 10-18. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2012 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Cheer squads find Xtreme success at first competitionlast_img read more

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Vestdavit wins four-ship davit contract with French Navy

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first_img View post tag: FLOTLOG Share this article Photo: Photo: Fincantieri View post tag: Vestdavit Norwegian boat-handling systems supplier Vestdavit has won a tender from Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply davit systems for four new logistic support ships (LSSs) ordered by the French Navy.The replenishment ships are being built under the French Flotte Logistique (FLOTLOG) program. Last year, Chantiers de l’Atlantique signed a EUR 1.7 billion deal for the construction of the vessel quartet.FLOTLOG ships will be built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Naval Group in cooperation with Fincantieri which will provide technical assistance and deliver some parts of the hull.The double-hulled vessels will ultimately replace the French Navy’s current, single-hulled LSSs and will be deployed to support France’s blue-sea combat fleet commitment to Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR).With the first vessel to be handed over by the end of 2022, deliveries will be completed by 2029.Vestdavit will supply two PLD-6000 A-frame davits for interception craft and a single PL-3600R davit for fast rescue per ship to ensure safety and crew comfort in missions worldwide in unforgiving seas.Photo: Vestdavit“This is a huge breakthrough for us following months of intense engineering work and ensures an eight-year collaboration with Chantiers de l’Atlantique on this very prestigious project,” Redouane Lahsen, Vestdavit project lead and area sales manager, said.Specifically, Vestdavit’s PLD-6000 type davit is designed specifically for the flexibility and speed needed by interception vessels and can handle everything from leisure craft to work boats. It has a load-bearing capacity of up to six tons and remains effective even beyond sea state 5.Thanks to Vestdavit’s modular design, the PLD-6000 can be equipped with a docking head and guiding arms and to handle unmanned surface vessels (USVs) or underwater autonomous vehicles (UAV’s) if required. Meanwhile, the PL-3600R davit is designed for fast rescue craft and has a safe working load of 3.6 tons. Fully equipped with shock absorbers, guiding arms and a self-tension system as standard, the PL-3600R ensures stability in conditions up to and including sea state 5.With the LSS-types expected to operate for 40 years, Vestdavit project lead Redouane Lahsen says that the shipyard’s selection criteria demanded launch-and-recovery systems that would be built to last and allow easy, low-cost maintenance.center_img View post tag: French Navy View post tag: LSS View post tag: Chantiers de l’Atlantiquelast_img read more

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Neurology Pediatrics

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first_imgBoard Eligible or Board CertifiedCertification in Child NeurologyJ1 or H1B waiver Physicians welcome to apply! Please refer to Position #03-314-482(484).Interested applicants should submit a CV to this postingonline.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. Join the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Departmentof Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, as weundergo a major expansion of our current program! We are seekingtwo Assistant or Associate Professor level candidates, tojoin our current 3 physicians and NP in our expanding pedsneurology program.Position Highlights:Superb working environmentCollaborate with experts in neuroradiology, behavioralpediatrics, neuropsychology and the Shock-Trauma CenterExciting opportunities to work with faculty of the NeuroscienceGraduate Program located on the Medical CampusStrong inpatient and outpatient epilepsy practice with abilityfor inpatient monitoring Benefits/Perks:Very generous leave packageDependent tuition remission for any school within theUniversity of Maryland systemExcellent pension/retirement plansVery competitive salary with bonus opportunityCall schedule not more than 1 in 4center_img The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital has a renownedChildren’s Headache Program and a continuous Epilepsy MonitoringUnit. Identifying suitable candidates with additional training inEpilepsy is a major focus of this recruitment effort. We haverecently expanded our critical care, cardiac, and neonatologyservices providing opportunities for career development. An NIHfunded program project grant on interventions for neonatalhypoxia-ischemia with or without inflammation is opening newopportunities for translational and/or preclinical research. OurDivision of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics is alsoexpanding, which will offer additional opportunities forcollaboration.We are located near the downtown Inner Harbor area, just one ofBaltimore’s many outstanding attractions. From fine arts andorchestras to professional sports teams, first-class dining andshopping to a wealth of historical sites, our city offers a fullrange of recreational and cultural opportunities. Washington, D.C.,Philadelphia and New York City are within easy reach, as well asbeaches to the east and mountains to the west. Educationalexcellence abounds, as do family-friendly neighborhoods and urbanliving options. Visit us online at www.ummsphysician.jobs to learnmore.Qualifications : Features:State of the art 52-bed Level IV NICU19 bed PICU6 bed IMC29 general pediatric beds20 bed Pediatric Emergency DepartmentU.S. News & World Report top 50 Pediatric Cardiology andHeart Surgery Center!last_img read more

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