Glenbrook Residence / David Jameson Architect

first_img Photographs Architects: David Jameson Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/106677/glenbrook-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard United States 2005 Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/106677/glenbrook-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard Glenbrook Residence / David Jameson Architect CopyAbout this officeDavid Jameson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBethesdaHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 27, 2011Cite: “Glenbrook Residence / David Jameson Architect” 27 Jan 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 streamcenter_img Houses Glenbrook Residence / David Jameson ArchitectSave this projectSaveGlenbrook Residence / David Jameson Architect Projects Photographs:  Paul Warchol PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Shaped largely by the site, the Glenbrook Residence is conceptually a courtyard inserted between two heavy walls. Threading the walls through the treescape to create distinct yet connected structures allows the house to be divided spatially into the most public, most private and a living pavilion that can become either or both. The residual in-between spaces create outdoor rooms that engage the building. Save this picture!site planThe public and private wings of the house make up the foundations of the design concept. They are thought of as being of the earth and are articulated through their materials and shape as heavy, static pieces. These wings define the bounds of the house and act as the backbone to support the various courtyards, upper roof canopies and the dynamic living pavilion that sits between. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyThe living pavilion is conceived as the center-piece of the concept and glows like a crystal between the heavy wall elements of the house and contains the cooking, eating, and living spaces. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyAbove each of the heavy wings floats a thin, folding roof canopy. More than a simple surface, this roof canopy is conceived as an entity where nothing is hidden and all six sides are exposed to view. The walls that contain the spaces beneath these canopies are made of glass to create the illusion of a floating roof and to blur the boundary between inside and outside. All of these elements adopt a language of angular, dynamic forms in order to be completely liberated from the solid elements of the house.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessBIG wins the International Competition to design a new Waste-to-Energy plantArticlesBruder Klaus Field Chapel / Peter ZumthorArticles Share CopyHouses•Bethesda, United States ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Paul Warchol Photography+ 20 Sharelast_img read more

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House MP / Estudio GMARQ

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio GMARQRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. A corner lot in the best area of ​​April country club, located in what was once the area’s original ranch house, retaining old trees that gave, in addition to the environment, the feeling of being in the midst of a forest.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio GMARQThe first decision was to locate the house at the end of the ground to allow maximum sunlight, thus preventing the building volume shadow to be projected on the garden. Logic indicated to open the main rooms to the garden, but the problem was what to do with the main access and service areas which remained connected to the back garden and where poorly lit. We had to qualify these spaces and solve a spatial turn of 90 degrees from the main door to get visitors projected to the garden. We finally decided to place a double height that continued access visually and spatially with a patio on the first floor, with this operation we cut diagonally visual leak into the sky and the tops of the trees located east of the spot. Turn a long span with the gateway generates a counterpoint to the previous operation allowing you to see the garden through the room. Thus as soon as one enters the hall you realize that the house is much more complex than it looks from the outside, causing in the visitor some anxiety for discovering their spaces and especially their visual projections to the outside.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio GMARQThe organization of the program is conventional plant-level public and private access to the first level. The added value is in the double height, patio and a study all interlinked achieving programmatic and spatial richness that transcends the usual making a qualitative leap towards original architecture.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio GMARQThe constructive aspect was one of the most important developments of the project and the work itself. Double walls with air chamber burrow where necessary and aluminum joinery RPT DVH collaborate in energy savings. In addition to avoiding moisture problems and provide increased thermal insulation around the house ground level 30cm leaving an air gap in its entire contact surface with the ground.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio GMARQAesthetics was resolved with the utmost effort to further austerity contrast spatial results obtained; IGGAM plaster treatment in a neutral color and the carpentry anodized refer to the typical architecture of country clubs. In the interior of the main rooms were placed Lapacho wood floors that add warmth and white granite tiles in the service areas for easy cleaning, maintenance and durability.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessEli & Edythe Broad Art Museum / Zaha Hadid by Brad FeinknopfArticlesJerusalem Museum of Nature & Science Second Prize Winning Proposal / MYS ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio GMARQ+ 29 Share Houses House MP / Estudio GMARQ ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/318590/house-mp-estudio-gmarq Clipboard 2008 Area:  370 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY”center_img Architects: Estudio GMARQ Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/318590/house-mp-estudio-gmarq Clipboard Argentina “COPY” House MP / Estudio GMARQSave this projectSaveHouse MP / Estudio GMARQ CopyHouses•Tandil, Argentina CopyAbout this officeEstudio GMARQOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTandilArgentinaPublished on January 15, 2013Cite: “House MP / Estudio GMARQ” [Casa MP / Estudio GMARQ] 15 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?MP别墅/Estudio GMARQ事务所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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KA House / IDIN Architects

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Ketsiree Wongwan+ 40Curated by Diego Hernández Share Thailand Projects Houses KA House / IDIN ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKA House / IDIN Architects CopyAbout this officeIDIN ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPak Chong DistrictPak ChongIcebergThailandPublished on February 09, 2020Cite: “KA House / IDIN Architects” 09 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?KA 住宅 / IDIN Architects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 Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771804/ka-house-idin-architects Clipboard KA House / IDIN Architects Photographs:  Ketsiree Wongwan Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. KA House is a vacation home for a couple, who enjoy outdoor activities and spending their relaxing time in a grand courtyard,  where they can run ad play with family members or lay down for a great view toward the lake. The house was designed to enclose the grand inner courtyard. Therefore, the building lays closing to the entrance connecting with the fence. In that sense, the courtyard facing the lake view performs as an actual ‘entrance’, while the front access looks as if it is the rear of the house.Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanThe inclining fence guides the vista from the outside to the inside.  At the same time, while walking through the entrance, the space gradually reveals the space of the inner courtyard and the building. Due to the steep curve of the site, the parking space is designed to be half-level underground, in order to keep the smooth continuity of the vista and to hide the disorder of the outside world. The main building is separated into two levels. The lower level is for living and dining space, which is connected to a spacious deck laying along the building. The mezzanine level is for bedrooms. The activities can be seen all around the house from mezzanine to the pool.Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanThe house was wrapped by triangular wooden lath creating diverse degree of openness though different points of view and times. Light and shadow play an important role in different times of the day. In the morning, the soft light will flow to the bedrooms creating a playful shadow around the area. In the afternoon, light will flow to the living area and hallways. The lath can be opened. It acts as a sunshade, a visual screen for AC  compressor, additionally creating lively shadows in the house and adding privacy to the owners during the night time.Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanOriginally published on August 14, 2015Project gallerySee allShow lessWhite Houses Chapadmalal / BiK ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsHyunam House / IROJE Architects & PlannersSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Pak Chong, Thailand Year:  Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771804/ka-house-idin-architects Clipboard 2014 Architects: IDIN Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Broad backing for minimum wage raise

first_imgLow-wage workers are carrying out a determined and heroic struggle to force giant corporations like McDonalds, Starbucks, Walmart and others to increase their pay beyond the current starvation wages. Many workers have been penalized. Some have been fired.But they have also won important victories. For example, on Feb. 19, Gap Inc. announced that they will increase the starting pay for their workers to $10 an hour.And these struggles have won broad public backing, with the vast majority favoring an increase in the federal minimum wage. According to two recent polls — CBS News and Pew Research — 72 percent and 73 percent respectively of those asked, support raising the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, which is the Democratic Party proposal before Congress. Even half the Republicans polled support this hike. (CNN.com)The law would also raise the base wage for tipped workers from the current $2.13 an hour (frozen for two decades), to $4.90 an hour in a three-step increase. Then, it would remain at 70 percent of the new minimum wage. The current ratio is 29 percent.Of course, a raise to $15 an hour is needed to help lift these workers, mostly women, many Latino/a and African American, out of poverty. Many low-wage and pro-worker groups, including Workers World Party, are demanding this. The $10.10 proposal would still leave more than 9 million workers, more than 40 million people when their families are taken into account, below the poverty line.But giant corporations have called on their political servants in Washington to block any raise in the minimum wage. For decades, they have used their vast technological resources and armies of low-paid workers in Asia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere to amass huge fortunes while they close down operations in the U.S. This has forced many workers to slave away for a meager pittance at fast-food restaurants, department stores and other low-wage shops. This has been a gold mine for these giant companies.Republican congresspersons like John Boehner adamantly oppose any increase in the minimum wage. They are using the same false argument now as they did in 1938 when the first minimum wage law was passed: “When you raise the cost of something you get less of it,” he said, then adding, “The very people the President purports to help are the ones who are going to be hurt by this.” (Washington Post, Jan. 28).According to this logic, raising the minimum wage would “force” these corporate giants to fire thousands of workers.Of course their political ancestors mouthed the same kind of nonsense to try to foster child labor and to oppose the eight-hour day.Numbers tell the truthThe right wing cited a Feb. 18 Congressional Budget Office study, which estimates that 500,000 low-wage workers may lose their jobs if the minimum wage is increased to $10.10 an hour. At the same time, the CBO study estimates that some 900,000 workers would be lifted over the official poverty level. For 16.5 million workers, higher earnings would occur during an average week in the second half of 2016 if the $10.10 option was implemented. (cbo.gov).The CBO study admits tremendous uncertainty about its unemployment projection for this law, and much well-respected research has been presented to show that the effect of raising the minimum wage for workers would cause little or no job loss.For example, counties were compared in Pennsylvania and New Jersey when New Jersey raised the minimum wage and Pennsylvania did not. Unemployment did not go up in the New Jersey counties.It is clear that far more people would be helped than hurt by even this most modest increase.The right wing also often asserts that it is teenagers who mostly are subject to the minimum wage law. But another CBO study revealed that, from 1979 to 2011, the share of workers earning less than $10 per hour aged 25 to 64 grew from 48 to 60 percent, while the share of those with at least some college education grew from 25 to 43 percent. (Jan. 7)Many union leaders have voiced strong support for an increase in the minimum wage. Some trade unionists and community groups have backed the low-wage workers where it counts — at demonstrations and on the picket lines.Some unions actually have contracts that peg members’ pay to an index based on the minimum wage. When the minimum wage goes up, so do the wages of these union workers. This kind of solidarity infuriates big business and their Wall Street Journal mouthpiece. When explaining why unions support a hike in minimum wage, the WSJ states scornfully: “The real reason is that some unions and their members directly benefit from minimum wage increases — even when nary a union member actually makes the minimum wage.” (online.wsj.com, Feb. 25).But it is precisely this solidarity among all workers to support the struggle by low-wage workers that is so needed right now. Big business will do everything in their power to squeeze every penny out of these workers and drive them more and more into poverty. The only thing that can and will stop them is a united working class supporting those who are so righteously demanding and deserving a living wage.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Lugar Honored by AFBF

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 12, 2014 Lugar Honored by AFBF SHARE SHARE Lugar Honored by AFBFDuring the opening session of its national convention on Sunday, the American Farm Bureau Federation presented its highest service award to Richard Lugar for his outstanding service to farmers during this more than three decades in Congress.  AFBF established the Distinguished Service Award to honor individuals who have devoted their careers to serving agriculture.  “Throughout his Senate career, Sen. Lugar championed agricultural progress. He was a leader in support of the biofuels movement and a solid promoter of free and open trade,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “He was also in the forefront of many other efforts important to farmers, such as farm credit, food safety, agriculture research, and immigration reform.” Facebook Twitter Tippecanoe County farmer Allen Kemper said Lugar is the kind of leader we need today, “Today we have leaders who are extreme left or extreme right, and we cannot get them to compromise to produce good policy, like Dick Lugar did.”   Since leaving the Senate in 2012, Sen. Lugar has continued to advocate for many important issues as president of the non-profit Lugar Center. Previous articleStallman Has Harsh Words For CongressNext article2014 Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum Offers Sneak Peek of New Documentary Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter The Indiana Farm Bureau nominated Sen. Lugar to receive the DSA award, while the Missouri Farm Bureau nominated Dr. Womack. A national Farm Bureau committee named them both as winners. AFBF also presented an award to Dr. Abner Womack, professor emeritus and research professor of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His early expertise in mathematics became focused on developing a system of statistical models for U.S. crops and livestock. A pioneer in this area, Dr. Womack worked to create annual baseline analysis of U.S. and global agriculture. He was also the primary founder of the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute, which is internationally renowned for its high-quality analysis. On a federal level, FAPRI’s work is used widely in the halls of Congress and the Agriculture Department to determine economic impacts of policy issues. When accepting the award, Lugar said one of the biggest challenges facing agriculture in the future will be the acceptance of biotechnology, “It is inconceivable that American agriculture can produce the food the world will demand without using our best soil, our best seed, and our best technology.” Lugar also praised the support he had received from Farm Bureau and, specifically. IFB President Don Villwock. Home News Feed Lugar Honored by AFBFlast_img read more

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Newspaper reporter’s two-year sentence deals severe blow to press freedom

first_img Receive email alerts VietnamAsia – Pacific Recommendations:1. To the Vietnamese government: Drop the charges against Nguyen Viet Chien and Nguyen Van Hai and release them immediately. Cancel the sanctions taken against the journalist who publicly supported them. April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en 2. To the World Bank: Make the granting of new loans conditional on the release of the two journalists and the end of media control. Organisation 14.10 – Prosecutor calls for prison sentences against journalists who exposed corruption April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam Reporters Without Borders today condemned a call by the prosecutor, on the first day of a trial at the Hanoi people’s court, for prison sentences to be passed against prominent journalists Nguyen Van Hai and Nguyen Viet Chien who exposed a major corruption scandal.The prosecutor called for a suspended sentence of 18-24 months re-education against Nguyen Van Hai, of the newspaper Tuoi Tre, who pleaded guilty, and 24-30 months in jail for Nguyen Viet Chien of the daily Thanh Nien.The Vietnamese state charged both of them with publishing inaccurate reports about the 2005 PMU 18 scandal, implicating scores of transport ministry officials for embezzling funds earmarked for development projects to make sporting bets, based on information from two police officers, Pham Xuan Quac and Dinh Van Huynh.Nguyen Van Hai admitted to the court that he had made mistakes in some of his articles and burst into tears in the dock. Nguyen Viet Chien took a more combative stance, saying he was a principled journalist whose sole aim was to fight corruption.”As soon as the police give us a piece of information, it is no longer secret”, he replied to a representative of the prosecutor’s office who accused him of revealing state secrets.One of the prosecutors said that all information from police sources was illegal because the Vietnamese press law bans media from using unauthorised sources. “Hostile forces, reactionaries and political opportunists” have taken advantage of this scandal to attack Vietnamese leaders, one of the prosecutors, quoted by Agence France-Presse, said.Foreign media and diplomats who applied to follow the trial were only able to watch proceedings via a closed circuit television set up in a hall adjacent to the court.Reporters Without Borders hailed the reaction of scores of Vietnamese journalists who gathered outside the court to support their colleagues. VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang 3. To democratic governments, particularly the European Union: Make financial backing for Vietnam conditional on the outcome of this case and also on reduced control of the media. April 7, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Reporters Without Borders condemns the two-year prison sentence which a Hanoi people court’s passed today on journalist Nguyen Viet Chien of the Thanh Nien daily newspaper for his coverage of a major corruption scandal in 2006. Another journalist employed by a liberal newspaper who pleaded guilty received a non-custodial sentence. “What is at stake in the court is more important than the trial of two innocent journalists, it is a public trial that is aimed at frightening the entire profession”, said one colleague of the two journalists, who asked for anonymity, as did most of those questioned.”We are watching this trial very closely because it is a test for the country” one European diplomat said. “No-body dares to talk about this famous corruption case any more in the Vietnamese press (…) This trial is not just of two individuals but of the whole profession”, said Bui Tin, a veteran of the official press now living in France.”There are a lot of comments being posted on discussion forums, but there is also a lot of fear. Everyone knows that this case is a step backwards” said one Vietnamese journalist.Nguyen Van Hai of Tuoi Tre (Youth) and Nguyen Viet Chien, aged 56, of Thanh Nien (The Young) were involved since 2005 in investigating the PMU 18 scandal implicating scores of officials in the transport ministry who were embezzling funds earmarked for development projects to make sporting bets. The vice minister was arrested initially, but was acquitted.Police arrested the two journalists at their newspaper offices on 12 May 2008. The arresting officers said the two journalists had published false information about the PMU 18 scandal. Both had their offices and homes searched.In the aftermath of these arrests, police questioned a large number of journalists including senior staff on the papers. The daily Tuoi Tre, highly regarded for its outspokenness, was the main target of this crackdown. “The paper has lost its combative approach. The readers are beginning to desert Tuoi Tre”, said one journalist in Ho Chi Minh-City.Colleagues who publicly backed the two arrested journalists also came in for punishment. The Information and Communications Ministry on 1st August withdrew press cards from seven journalists, including Tuoi Tre, deputy editor, Bui Van Thanh and bureau chief in Hanoi, Duong Duc Da Trang and deputy editor Nguyen Quoc Phong and sub-editor Huynh Kim Sanh, on Thanh Nien.The highly respected Bui Van Thanh said: “Justice has been scorned. Journalists have become the victims in this case.”Shortly before this, there was a reshuffle of top editorial posts on the website VietnamNet that was seen by several observers as a clean-up by the information ministry. The replacement for editor Nguyen Anh Tuan, a journalist who was trained in the United States, will be tasked with gagging the website often seen as an open media.These sanctions have caused alarm among the leaders of Vietnam’s journalists’ organisations. The day after the arrests, the chairman of the Vietnamese Journalists’ Association said, “The press plays a crucial part in the struggle against corruption. It is the role of journalists to seek out information. Now that the case is clearly out in the public domain, it is not the time to look at the responsibility of journalists.” For her part, the chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh-City Journalists’ Association said she was shocked and saddened by the arrest of her colleagues, adding, “I think these journalists have been very courageous investigating the PMU 18 scandal”. This case has also prompted a strong public outcry. The day of their arrest we had two thousand comments on an article about it.Since May, foreign observers have noticed a toning down of editorial lines. “After three days of open criticism in this case, the press went quiet. And we are now seeing a progressive loss of editorial independence. Even on the economy, the newspaper are full of editorials on the theme, “All is well”. On politics, the tougher line is even more obvious,” said one foreign correspondent posted in Hanoi.The authorities’ hounding of Tuoi Tre and Thanh Nien is also seen as a blow against the fight against corruption. Veteran journalist Thai Duy said, “We all agree that the fight against corruption in our country is a matter of life or death.””Should these two journalists be arrested, while no-one has really got any results in this struggle? The press is the most effective instrument in this fight. If the press is reined in, what will become of it?”One diplomat in Hanoi said, “The two reporters worked on reports on embezzlement of money intended for development. How can the government then proceed in its fight against corruption? That is what we said during a meeting on the fight against corruption in Hanoi in June. But we have not so far had any reaction.”The trial has also attracted hostile statements towards the media from the highest authorities. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that he was opposed to private individuals having press rights. “A large number of young journalists reacted to this statement with disappointment and bitterness, seeing it as a bucket of cold water thrown on their hopes, when they had come to believe in a revival in the profession”, said Bui Tin. He said that the crackdown had been ordered by the political bureau of the Vietnamese Communist Party. to go further News October 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter’s two-year sentence deals severe blow to press freedom Help by sharing this information Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison 10.10 – Trial of two journalists will be test for press freedom and the fight against corruption Reporters Without Borders today called on the Vietnamese judges due to try journalists Nguyen Viet Chien and Nguyen Van Hai starting on 14 October to dismiss the case and release them.The trial will be a crucial test for press freedom and the struggle against corruption in Vietnam because the two investigative journalists reported on the huge PMU 18 corruption scandal within the transport ministry that tarnished top officials.Since the arrests, the authorities have tightened their control on the liberal press and have punished journalists who expressed public support for their colleagues.”By putting Nguyen Viet Chien and Nguyen Van Hai on trial, the authorities have chosen to revenge themselves on daring journalists who revealed embarrassing cases and brought greater freedom to the Vietnamese press.”While some corrupt officials have benefited from a certain leniency, journalists are now being put in the dock. It is an insult to justice. The trial is at the epicentre of an earthquake that has destroyed the still fragile basis of a more independent press, wanting to play its role of challenging established authority,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Reporters Without Borders has obtained testimony from journalists, diplomats and press freedom activists who fear the trial will have a very damaging effect on the freedom of the press but also on the country’s good governance. Initially accused of misuse of power in their work, the two journalists are now facing seven years in jail for “misuse of democratic rights to harm the interests of the state, organisations and citizens.”Lawyer for one of the journalists criticised the switch in the charges which was made without any explanation. The trial is set to open on 14 October before a people’s court in Hanoi.On trial alongside them will be two police officers, including Gen. Pham Xuan Quac, accused of providing them with information. They are accused of having “deliberately revealed state secrets”. Reporters Without Borders condemns the two-year prison sentence which a Hanoi people court’s passed today on journalist Nguyen Viet Chien of the Thanh Nien daily newspaper for his coverage of a major corruption scandal in 2006. Another journalist employed by a liberal newspaper who pleaded guilty received a non-custodial sentence.”The outcome of this trial is a terrible step backwards for investigative journalism in Vietnam,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The fragile basis of a press capable of playing its role of challenging established authority has been badly shaken.”The organisation added: “We urge the Vietnamese authorities to quickly grant Chien an early release and we call on the international community, especially the European Union, to condition aid to Vietnam more closely on respect for press freedom and the release of imprisoned journalists.”At the end of a two-day trial, Chien was found guilty of “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the state.” Before passing sentence, presiding judge Tran Van Vy said he had published fabricated information that “damaged the prestige of certain high-ranking officers, inciting the population to have a negative opinion of high levels of government.”Chien pleaded not guilty, insisting that: “The information used in my press articles was provided by police officials.”The other journalist, Nguyen Van Hai, who pleaded guilty to the same charges and said he make mistakes in some of his articles, was given a non-custodial sentence of two years of reeducation. The presiding judge said he got a lighter sentence because of his “active cooperation with investigators and his remorse.” Hai burst into tears in court during the first day of the trial.Two senior police officers who had investigated the corruption case were convicted of “deliberately revealing secret information.” One, Gen. Pham Xuan Quac, who had resigned from the police, was given a warning. The other, Dinh Van Huynh, received a one-year prison sentence. News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Newslast_img read more

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Oarsman Sean harbours memories as Tess goes solo across Atlantic

first_imgPrint Twitter Advertisement Linkedin SPORTING Limerick, the European city for Sport, has lost out on a piece of sporting history as “Tess”, the 21ft ocean going rowing boat that brought Limerick man Sean McGowan into the record books as the first Irishman to row the Atlantic, is to leave these shores bound for New York and a new rowing challenge. The boat, bought with a Credit Union loan by Shannon Rowing Club oarsman Sean McGowan, was up for sale in the hope that it could be secured by the city of Limerick and displayed in a prominent place to celebrate the achievements of the man who crossed the Atlantic as part of an epic 118 day voyage.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Alas, it was not to be as funding or local interest never came to the fore and Sean was forced to sell it abroad.“I suppose the economy had a lot to play in it. I offered a purchasing option over three or four years to local authorities but it never materialised and unfortunately, the majority of the interest came from overseas. The boat is now bound for New York to John Bauby, who will aim to be the first American to row the North Atlantic. It will be a first for him so at least Tess will keep up the tradition of being involved in making history”.As the straps went on the trailer and the boat was secured for it’s marathon journey across the Atlantic on a cargo ship, Sean recalls the memories and the bond that he made with the boat.“It’s hard to explain the bond I have with that boat but after the length of time I spent in it, and after 1.7 million strokes on each oar, there is something very emotional in seeing it go. However, I couldn’t turn down any more offers and just had to let it go.“I’ll keep and oar, one the did the all the strokes and a piece of a broken one that I still have. There is one behind the bar in Dolans and I will give another oar from the boat to my rowing club – at least that way we will still have a link to Tess and that piece of history”.Atlantic rower Sean McGowan and his wife Lorraine with his boat TESS which has been sold to an American buyer. The boat left Limerick this Wednesday and is bound by container for New York. Facebookcenter_img Email NewsLocal NewsOarsman Sean harbours memories as Tess goes solo across AtlanticBy admin – December 15, 2011 1012 WhatsApp Previous articleArts news briefsNext article‘Teaching reduced to crowd control’ adminlast_img read more

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Limerick boy to be laid to rest on Sunday after sustaining…

first_img Previous articleWayne Barnes to take charge of Munster’s Round of 16 Champions Cup tie with ToulouseNext articleLaochra Gael Season 19 returns next Thursday David Raleigh Advertisement Email NewsLimerick boy to be laid to rest on Sunday after sustaining critical injuries in fallBy David Raleigh – March 20, 2021 1301 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img A four year old boy who died after sustaining a critical head injury in an apparent fall at a house in Limerick last weekend, is to be laid to rest this Sunday.Little Mason TJ O’Connell-Conway from Carriage Court, Dublin Road and Rathbane in Limerick, died at Childrens Hospital Ireland, Temple Street, Dublin, last Tuesday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Tuesday Gardaí said they were investigating all of the circumstances around the boy’s death but were “maintaining an open mind“ in their enquiries.Gardaí stated that the results of a post mortem on the boy’s body “will determine the course of the investigation”. Gardai have not made any further comment or statement.A funeral notice published this evening stated the boy passed away “following an accident” and was “sadly missed by his heartbroken parents, mother Elizabeth and father John Paul, brothers and sisters Michaela, Aaron, Bonnie and Kyle, Elizabeth’s partner Aaron, John Pauls partner Tegan, and his grandparents, Breda, Tony and John”.The boy’s remains will be reposing at his grandmother’s home at Scanlan Park, Castleconnell on Saturday, 20th March, “for family and friends only“.The boy’s funeral mass will be held at St Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell, at 11.30am Sunday, with burial afterwards in St Joseph’s cemetery, Castleconnell.The boy’s family has requested mourners to “please adhere to Government guidelines regarding social distancing” during the funeral. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print WhatsApp Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitterlast_img read more

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‘Activate Anti-Suicide Helpline Within 3 Weeks’, HP HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Effective Steps To Prevent The Increasing Number Of Suicide Cases During Lockdown [Read Order]

News Updates’Activate Anti-Suicide Helpline Within 3 Weeks’, HP HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Effective Steps To Prevent The Increasing Number Of Suicide Cases During Lockdown [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay30 Aug 2020 9:51 PMShare This – xThe Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday (28th August) directed the State Government to set up/activate the anti-suicide helpline number within three weeks.A division bench of Justices Sureshwar Thakur and Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia issued the direction while hearing the plea filed by a Law student, Tushar Singh, who referred to a spike in the number of suicides in the state and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday (28th August) directed the State Government to set up/activate the anti-suicide helpline number within three weeks.A division bench of Justices Sureshwar Thakur and Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia issued the direction while hearing the plea filed by a Law student, Tushar Singh, who referred to a spike in the number of suicides in the state and sought directions to the state government to set up the Suicide Prevention Helpline Number.The court also directed for publication of the said helpline number in all English and Hindi newspapers through advertisement and through official communication platforms so that the helpline number is communicated to all persons concerned.The background of the PILThe petitioner, through his plea, submitted before the court that there has been rise in number of suicides in the State of Himachal Pradesh especially in the year 2020 where the entire nation is facing COVID-19 pandemic and it seemed that the government failed to take effective steps to prevent the same.In the petition, it was submitted before the court that because of COVID-19 and the unemployment generated thereby, “a lot of people are undergoing depression or other sought of mental illness which is leading to suicides a day in and day out and young people who are the most cherished assets of the nation are losing their life untimely.”In this context, the Law student in his plea had prayed before the High Court to direct the State Government to set up Suicide Prevention Helpline Number and for this purpose, he had suggested that NGOs may be associated for efficiently running the same 24×7.Further, it was also urged that proper and efficient staff having adequate knowledge may be posted and if required they may be supported by the psychiatric and psychologist and other ancillary staff.Also, it was submitted by the petitioner that taking lead from the fact that the legislature has enacted The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 and Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 whereby the intention of the legislature is to promote awareness and health amongst the mentally ill person and the person with disabilities which the respondent State has failed to do so, the petitioner in the larger public interest was filing the present writ petition.In this context, the petitioner, in the larger public interest prayed before the High Court that the respondent State may kindly be directed to implement The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 and provisions thereof as well as The Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and its provisions so that the duties which are enshrined under Part-IV of the Constitution of India (DPSP) Article 38 (State to Secure a Social Order for Promotion of The Welfare of the People) is achieved.Stressing upon the need to take Section 29 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 seriously, the petitioner also highlighted the fact that the aforesaid Section deals with the duties of the appropriate government.The petition stats that Section 29 specifically envisages the promotion of mental health and preventive programs and the provision casts a duty upon the Government to plan, design, and implement programs for the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness to reduce suicides and attempted suicides in the country.The petition further argues that if the provisions of the Mental Health Act are implemented in letter and spirit then the number of suicides could be curbed.In this context, the court ordered the government to respond to the petition within six weeks. The matter has now been posted for hearing on October 15.Significantly, the Himachal Pradesh High Court had expressed concern over the issue of decriminalization of attempt to commit suicide by the mentally stressed persons (In November 2019).Notably, the High Court had directed to recommend the Government of India to take up the matter at the appropriate level, so that appropriate steps, if so advised, are taken on this significant issue.It may be noted that recently the Delhi High Court had issued a notice in a plea seeking adequate testing and other facilities for homeless persons who are suffering from various forms of mental illnesses.The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan had issued notice to the Delhi Government, Union of India, and the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHAB).Earlier, a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking setting up of counselling centers in Delhi to address the psychological/mental health issues arising out of lockdown and COVID19. Filed by Advocate Sunil Kumar, the petition sought a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to set up counseling centers and helpline numbers to provide psychological counseling to people who are facing mental health issues due to lockdown.Significantly, the Supreme Court in the month of June had issued notice to the Centre and the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) in a plea seeking for directions with respect to the violation of Section 21(4) of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 whereby insurers are bound to provide medical insurance for the treatment of mental illness.A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, Navin Sinha and BR Gavai heard the matter and issued notice to the Union Health Ministry and the IRDAI.To read this story in Hindi, please click here.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more

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‘Shock and profound sadness’: Deputy city attorney kills wife, son in murder-suicide, police say

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A Los Angeles deputy city attorney allegedly shot and killed his wife and 19-year-old son in their home on Wednesday before dying by suicide, police said.Eric Lertzman, 60, first killed his wife, Sandra, in the master bedroom of their Northridge home, according to Los Angeles police, and then walked across the hall where he attempted to shoot a woman who escaped and locked herself in the hallway bathroom.Lertzman then shot and killed his 19-year-old son, Michael, according to police.The surviving woman fled through the bathroom window and ran to a neighbor’s home for help, police said. Authorities did not release her identity but according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV, she is Lertzman’s daughter.Lertzman then went back to the master bedroom where he shot and killed himself, according to police.The motive is under investigation, but authorities “believe the recent loss of a loved one and on-going health issues played significant roll,” police said.Lertzman had been with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office since 2005, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said.“It is with shock and profound sadness that we announce that today Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman was involved in a tragic incident which we understand resulted in the death of his wife, his adult son and himself,” Feuer said in a statement Wednesday.“Details are evolving, though early reports indicate police were called to the family home because of a domestic disturbance,” Feuer said. “As we search for answers to how this could happen, we mourn the victims and envelop those left behind with our love at this time of unbearable loss. Of course we will provide members of our City Attorney Family with needed counseling and support.”Michael Lertzman was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at California State University Northridge, where his fraternity brothers are hosting a candlelight vigil Thursday night.“Michael was a shining light in our community, who always had a smile on his face and brought joy to all of his brothers and anyone who met him,” the fraternity president posted on Facebook.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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