Best tries of the Top 14 – Round 7

first_imgThursday Oct 1, 2009 Best tries of the Top 14 – Round 7 Weve got some nice tries from round seven of the Top 14, as Clermont cemented their place at the top of the table and Toulon upset Toulouse.Theres a few great tries on display with incredible handling, particularly from Stade Francais for the number 1 try on this list, scored by Mirco Bergamasco as they beat Bourgoin 20-6.Controversial centre Mathieu Bastareaud also scored a try, showing his power as he crossed the line. Elsewhere Clermont hammered Albi 40-8 with try scoring machine Napolioni Nalaga crossing after some neat handling.In the same match, Albis Benjamin Lapeyre scored a nice try with a quality final step.Despite Toulon beating Toulouse, Freddie Michalak scored a run away intercept try after Joe Van Niekerks loose pass allowed the flyhalf to break away.Bayonne easily beat Montpellier 26-3 at Stade Jean Dauger. Benjamin Fall scored a nice try as he gassed three players on the way to the line.Gerrie Britz then finished a well made try for Perpignan in their 28-9 victory over Montauban. The try of the week was surely Bergamascos though. Time: 04:23ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786361/jaggendorf-house-yaniv-pardo-architects Clipboard Year:  2015 Manufacturers: Jubran, Peled, Yalrom ProjectsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Jaggendorf House, at 10 Yehuda HaLevy Street, was designed in 1925, by the architects Liberson and Feinstein, in the eclectic style.  The building was declared conserved according to the conservation plan and located in the area declared a cultural  world heritage site by UNESCO.  The house represents a somewhat minimalist style from the 1920s, with the symmetry mainly expressed on the west side.  The façade includes an arcer and a projecting balcony with a parapet, as well as an upper section that conceals the tiled roof. The façade is rich in rectangular reliefs, decorated cornices and moulding at the roof edges. At the rear of the house one can discern the sandstone restricting the railway line that was laid here in 1892. Save this picture!© Amit GeronIn the early 20th century the “Homestead Association” introduced a novel idea: no longer would small and crowded neighbourhoods be built, devoid of prior planning, such as Neve Tzedek and Neve Shalom, but instead a new, Hebrew, pre-planned city would be constructed, which would alter the face of the settlement in the land. This new approach constituted the complete opposite to the typical eclectic  construction of the Homestead Association. The project revealed this new look not only through its turning to the city but also through the architectonic space of each of the apartments.  The addition and the original building became one homogenous unit through the use of black zinc plating to coat the roof, walls, stairwells and window sills. The monolithic colour stressed the solid sculptured appearance of the building, shaped by the multitude of functional elements beyond the clean space of the apartments. Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe design of the addition responds to the geometry of the original tiled roof  that characterised the eclectic houses of Tel Aviv. The zinc-plated walls of the addition frame the urban landscape.  The building’s functions that need to be enclosed (e.g. stairways, lift, toilets, etc.) are located in the tin “pigeon-holes” that protrude from the side walls. The geometry enables each apartment to have a view of the city, with the sun at twilight penetrating deeply into the space.  The floor plan is simple but the change in vertical levels creates an experience of change in space and an inclined orientation inside the apartments, somewhat resembling that of a loft. Save this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!Roof SectionsThe project exploits a maximum use of the ground as determined by the conservation plan. The distorted and inclined body of the addition follows the restrictions of the conservation plan quite literally.  Each individual point on the roof depicts the maximum height permitted for an addition.  The amorphous shape of the addition is increased by the “pigeon-holes” – the reliefs – fire escape and access to the stairwells. These additional elements help to integrate the fragmented appearance of the project into the environment. The project overlooks the remains of the early settlement in Tel Aviv, like a theatre setting: the original building is the stage, the old houses create the second layer and the new town provides the background.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessDali Munwood Lakeside Resort Hotel / Init Design OfficeSelected ProjectsTwo Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Israel Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786361/jaggendorf-house-yaniv-pardo-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 28 Share Architects: Yaniv Pardo Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Photographs:  Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects Photographs Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects CopyAbout this officeYaniv Pardo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTel Aviv-YafoIsraelPublished on April 30, 2016Cite: “Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects” 29 Apr 2016. 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£2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local disability charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement £2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local disability charity  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local disability charityTo celebrate 500 days to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on 15 March, local disability charity Papworth Trust will launch a new fundraising campaign, £2012 by 2012.The campaign challenges groups or individuals to raise £2012 by the launch of the Games on 27 July next year. Everyone who succeeds will get a personal thank you letter from Phil Packer MBE, Papworth Trust Envoy and founder of the British Inspiration Trust.Great Britain wheelchair basketball player Lee Manning is backing the appeal. “With the Trust’s help, I hope I will be flying the flag for Britain at the 2012 Paralympics,” says Lee. “Papworth Trust already works with over 20,000 people each year in the East of England. With your help, every pound raised will support even more disabled people to achieve their goals.”Whether you’re an individual or a team, there are lots of ways to try to raise £2012. The Trust has put together an A-Z of fundraising ideas at www.papworth.org.uk/2012, where you can also register your interest in taking part and find other resources to support you.If you’d like to discuss any other 2012-themed fundraising ideas, or to sign up for £2012 by 2012, please contact Mandy Barker, Fundraising Manager, on 01480 357200 or email [email protected]—Ends—For EditorsTo request a high-resolution image of Phil Packer or Lee Manning, please email [email protected] or call 01480 357259 or 07528361511.About Papworth TrustLeading disability charity Papworth Trust helps over 17,000 people each year through a wide range of services covering Employment,Vocational Rehabilitation, Housing, Personal Support and Learning for Life and Work.Papworth Trust run these services in Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Huntingdon, Sawston, Peterborough, Papworth Everard and across the East of England. Please see www.papworth.org.uk for more details.For further information, please contact:Helen Sampson, Marketing Manager, Papworth TrustT: 01480 357259 (direct) M: 07528361511www.papworth.org.uk Howard Lake | 10 March 2011 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising disability East Anglia  59 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

‘Young workers are key to fighting poverty wages’

first_imgCavanaugh is a low-wage worker in Rockford, Ill., and a national leader of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST, fightimperialism.org). He delivered this talk at the Food Is a Right People’s Assembly in Chicago on Aug. 16.The life of a fast food worker is one of constant uncertainty, unrewarding work and sacrifices, poverty wages and bombardment by the bosses and corporate media telling us that we should be grateful for the crumbs they pass down to us. We clock in the earliest hours of the morning or work through the entire night, allowing these stores to make profits 24/7 and never close. We create enormous amounts of wealth through our labor, generating billions of dollars in profit while the bosses pay us wages so low they recommend that we apply for food stamps and second or even third jobs.For young workers it’s the same story — only with the extra baggage of age discrimination, trying to receive an education, and the common view that for some reason we do not need or deserve equitable compensation for our labor. Our unemployment rate runs over double the national average, and the poverty rate of youth is over 20 percent. This trend is unlikely to change course as this system, based solely on acquiring more profits, sheds skilled and living-wage jobs, inclining toward automation and part-time workers.The youth, those just entering the labor force and those who have been supporting themselves for years, are a huge section of the swollen ranks of the unemployed, which collectively leaves us with few options for getting by. We turn to things like selling our blood plasma, medical testing and activities deemed criminal, landing a tragic amount of young people incarcerated because this system no longer has a place for them.As we struggle even to find a job, let alone a job that can support us, we face the austerity of food stamp cuts. Almost half of all food stamp benefits go to people under 18, that being roughly 20 million youth who already struggle with access to food and hunger.In this light, we can see that these cuts are an attack not only on the poor and oppressed but specifically on youth, who feel the damaging effects of these cuts. This fact shouldn’t be lost in the course of our organizing and agitation. The youth have a key role to play in the movement. We should be in the forefront of this struggle, displaying all the courage and creativity we have to offer, like we did during the Wisconsin Capitol Occupation and the Occupy Wall Street movement.The re-emergence of youth taking a guiding role in the struggle, like they did in the liberation and anti-war movements of the 1960s and 70s, is a desperately needed and positive advancement. That, along with our heavy concentration in low-wage jobs — the new majority of the U.S. working class — puts youth in a position where we can help steer the labor movement in a more militant direction, geared at organizing sections of workers that the unions have previously been unable to organize.Even though the corporate media would probably call it my “youthful sense of over-entitlement” or “idealism,” I say with no apologies that it is every person’s human right to have healthy food, that every worker deserves $15 an hour, along with the right to a union, and that these goals are achievable through struggle.The bosses will come from every angle to delegitimize, disorient and pacify us and our message. They will lie, cheat and steal to get their way, but that doesn’t mean they will win.They can’t make profits if we shut them down. They can’t pit workers against each other if we educate and organize among the workers. They can’t claim we don’t represent mass sentiment when there are thousands of us in the street.We’ve started to see the $15-an-hour-and-a-union movement gaining traction, not only here in the U.S. but also internationally. Fast food workers held the first international strike on May 15 around that issue in over 200 cities. Not far from here, the McDonald’s headquarters was marched on, causing a shutdown of the campus. These events have been a big step forward, along with some local victories around the country to raise the minimum wage.These have been only first steps, though. The struggle ahead will be long and difficult, but I have no doubt that we will ultimately succeed. A living wage and access to food stamps are a life-or-death struggle for millions of youth across the country, and no court ruling, smear campaign or right-wing politicians can ultimately withstand our strength if we organize ourselves and stand with all those who are exploited and oppressed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Feds step up terror against immigrant workers

first_imgThe federal government is continuing its campaign of terror against migrants. On Jan. 8, the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to end temporary protected status for 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador. Salvadorans were granted the right to stay in the U.S. in the wake of two devastating earthquakes in 2001. TPS is granted to immigrants from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil wars.The Salvadorans join 55,000 Haitians who lost TPS in December. Both Haiti and El Salvador are among the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere; four out of 10 Salvadorans officially live in poverty, according to the World Bank. This has led to a dangerously high crime rate, with San Salvador, the country’s capital city, having the highest murder rate in Central America.El Salvador’s decline into extreme violence and poverty began in the 1980s, when the U.S. armed, trained and supported a right-wing government that carried out unspeakable atrocities against the people, This included the infamous massacre of 700 men, women and children in the village of El Mozote in 1981. Mass emigration followed that war.Homeland Security is giving these immigrants 18 months to leave or face deportation. The news has devastated Salvadoran families, who don’t want to introduce their children — many U.S.-born — to a life of violence and economic deprivation. Most of those affected by the order have been in the U.S. for over a decade; many have steady jobs, pay taxes and own homes.The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador has blasted the order, denouncing Trump’s “dangerous agenda of closing off our country and getting rid of anyone who doesn’t meet their racist definition of a white citizen.” (cispes.org)Hondurans could also lose TPS, despite the current climate of government repression that has recently taken over 30 lives, left hundreds injured and led to hundreds of arrests.The anti-immigrant campaign continued on Jan. 10 when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted 98 surprise raids of 7-Eleven stores in 17 states. ICE Director Thomas D. Homan claimed the raids were directed against “U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce” (New York Times, Jan. 10), but none of the bosses who exploit the undocumented were arrested. All 21 of the arrests were of workers who now face deportation.These raids, more of which could be forthcoming, represent a coordinated move to terrorize all the workers in these and similar stores. When was the last time that government agents went into workplaces en masse and arrested workers? Clearly, this is meant not only against the individuals being deported, but against the whole low-wage workers’ movement, which has largely been led by immigrants.The U.S. government has no right to deport immigrant workers to conditions of dire poverty, violence and political repression. It is the political and economic domination of these countries by foreign imperialist powers that has left Salvadorans, Haitians and Hondurans with no choice but to make the dangerous journey north. Every worker must stand with immigrant workers and declare: “No human being is illegal! No borders in the workers’ struggle!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three Horned Frogs receive postseason All-Big 12 honors

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Previous articleWhat we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to someNext articleHoroscope: November 29, 2018 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ + posts Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printThree TCU volleyball players earned All-Big 12 honors Monday and were honored by the Big 12 for their outstanding play this season.First-year outside hitter élan McCall was unanimously selected to the All-Big 12 First Team and the All-Big 12 Rookie Team. Senior middle blocker Anna Walsh joined McCall on the first team, and sophomore setter Tori Dilfer was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team.“All of our players understand that no one is presented these awards on their own merit,” said head coach Jill Kramer. “These awards are representative of our team’s daily effort that they all put forth together.”The awards for McCall come at no surprise, as she put together one of the best first-year seasons in program history. She won six weekly Big 12 honors this season and was the first Horned Frog to ever be named to the Sports Import/AVCA Player of the Week and VolleyMob Player of the Week.She is also the only first-year in program history to win double honors in a single season.The Leander, Texas, native finished the season top ten in the league in kills per set and digs per set. McCall also led the Horned Frogs in total kills, despite missing six matches with an injury.Élan McCall led TCU in kills per set and digs per set in her first campaign. Photo by Eric Sasadeusz“She came up big for our team day-in and day-out as a six-rotation outside hitter leading our team in kills per set, digs per set, and was solid as a primary passer,” Kramer said.Walsh earned All-Big 12 honors for the second-straight year. She is the third TCU player ever to win conference postseason awards in back-to-back seasons — she was the All-Big 12 Second Team in 2017.Second to only McCall on the team in total kills, the senior middle blocker played in every set of every match this season. After being named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, Walsh recorded double-digit kills in 20 matches and finished her career with 1,152 kills, making her the 11th player in TCU history to reach 1,000 kills.Anna Walsh has earned All-Big 12 honors in two-straight seasons. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto“Anna carried a huge load for us offensively as a middle blocker,” Kramer said. “She has one of the best arm swings I’ve seen out of the middle in a long time and found a way to score when teams knew she was getting the ball.”With Dilfer’s award, the sophomore becomes the first setter to win a Big 12 postseason honor in the history of TCU volleyball.While leading the conference in service aces, she recorded 10 double-doubles on the season for TCU.  Her 1,134 assists on the season were good for 11.12 assists per set, which was the second-highest total in the conference. Dilfer was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.Tori Dilfer was a general for the Frogs, leading the Big 12 in aces and finishing second in assists. Photo by Eric Sasadeusz“Since we had some key players in and out of the line-up, our offensive game plans needed to change often this year,” said Kramer. “Tori managed those changes well and continued to get in the gym and improve her tempo and location, so that no matter who she was setting, she was giving them a hittable ball.”The Horned Frogs finished sixth in the Big 12 with a 7-9 conference record. Twitter Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Photo by gofrogs.com TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Rouhani’s first 100 days see no progress on freedom of information

first_img Follow the news on Iran to go further June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Organisation Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 November 19, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rouhani’s first 100 days see no progress on freedom of informationcenter_img Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed by President Hassan Rouhani’s record on freedom of information during his first 100 days in office and again urges him to keep his promises to end abuse of authority, impunity and censorship.A moderate conservative backed by Iran’s reformists, Rouhani was declared the first round’s outright winner on 15 June and took office on 3 August. Iranians used the election to vote en masse against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s policies, which are blamed for the arbitrary arrest of more than 300 journalists and netizens and their torture by the intelligence services.Rouhani repeatedly said during his campaign that “all the political prisoners should be released.” He also said on several occasions that he wanted a change “in favour of free speech and media freedom.” These promises encouraged progressively-minded Iranians, especially young people and women, to give him their vote and make him the Islamic Republic’s seventh president.Nonetheless, despite the release of some prisoners of conscience, Iran continues to be one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists and netizens, with around 50 currently detained. At least 10 more journalists and bloggers have been arrested since his election victory, 10 others have been sentenced to a combined total of 72 years in prison and three newspapers have been closed or forced to suspend publishing under pressure from the authorities.Blocking freedom of information- ArrestsThe writer Ali Asghar Gharavi was arrested in the city of Isfahan on 11 November on a charge of insulting “Islam’s sacred texts” in an article on 23 October in the reformist daily Bahar, which the Press Authorization and Surveillance Commission, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance’s censorship arm, suspended on 28 October.Sayed Pour Aziz, the suspended Bahar’s editor, was arrested on 4 November after responding to a summons to report to the Tehran’s prosecutor’s office, and was released on bail of 200 million toman (about 250,000 euros) pending trial.Mostafa Faghihi, editor of the Tehran-based news website Entekhab, was arrested on 7 October after getting a court summons over a complaint about comments on the site referring to the rapprochement between Iran and the United States. Faghihi, who is close to Rouhani, was freed on bail of 100 million toman (90,000 euros) the next day. Said Leali, Amir Yari and Mohammad Poladi, three students known for criticizing the authorities on their Facebook pages and blogs, were arrested by plainclothes intelligence officials on the University of Isfahan campus on 28 October. The reasons for their arrest and their place of detention are still unknown.Fariba Pajoh, a journalist who works for several reformist newspapers, was arrested at her Tehran home on 9 July after plainclothes intelligence officials searched it. She was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison and was released pending trial on bail of 300 million toman (300,000 euros) on 27 July. The FTA (cyber-police) arrested two netizens in the southern city of Semnan on 7 July for insulting government officials on their Facebook page. “They confessed to their criminal actions during interrogation,” the city’s police chief, Ali Mir Ahmadi, told the Mehrnews agency.- ConvictionsTwo Kurdish journalists based in the western city of Mahamabad – Khosro Kourdpour, the editor of the news website Mokeryan, and his brother, Masoud Kourdpour, a reporter for the site – were sentenced to six and three and a half years in prison respectively on 9 November.Convicted on charges of anti-government activities and propaganda, and publishing information about the situation of prisoners and human rights, they were arrested in early March and spent 111 days being held illegally by the intelligence services before being charged.A Tehran revolutionary court informed Pegah Ahangarani, a young actress and blogger, on 28 October that she had been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The same court notified the journalist and documentary filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi on 23 October that he had been sentenced to five years in prison.Farzaneh Nouri, the mother of Farhad Nouri, a journalist based abroad who writes for the Sufi news website Majzooban Nor, was sentenced to two years in prison in early August by a court in the southwestern city of Shiraz, above all because of her son’s activities in exile.A Tehran revolutionary court passed long jail terms on seven Majzooban Nor contributors on 13 July on charges of anti-government propaganda, insulting the Supreme Leader and endangering national security. Hamidreza Moradi was sentenced to ten years in prison, Reza Entesari was sentenced to eight and a half years, and Mostafa Daneshjo, Farshid Yadollahi, Amir Islami, Omid Behrouzi and Afshin Karampour were each sentenced to seven and a half years. The court also banned all of them from practicing any kind of political or journalistic activity during the first five years after their release. The defendants, who had been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since September 2011, and their lawyers refused to attend the trial on the grounds that it was unfair. – Closure of newspapersSaymareh, an influential weekly based in Khoramabad, the capital of the western province of Lorestan, was finally forced to close on 29 October after a high court banned editor Kianoush Rostami from working for a year. The newspaper had already stopped publishing as a result of pressure from the local political authorities.Rostami and one of his reporters, Parviz Gravand, were initially sentenced to one year and five years in prison respectively but the high court finally suspended the jail sentences and imposed a one-year work ban on both of them instead. The case was prompted by a September 2011 article headlined “Only dictators and asses make no mistakes.” Accusing the article of insulting “Islam’s sacred character,” local officials waged a campaign of harassment against the newspaper before filing a complaint. As a result, the newspaper decided to suspend publication until the court delivered its verdict. The jury did not let the newspaper’s lawyer finish his presentation during a hearing on 27 November 2011.The Press Authorization and Surveillance Commission suspended the reformist daily Bahar on 28 October over an article published five days earlier headlined “Ali, the Shiites’ first Imam, was a religious leader before being a political leader.” Confirming the suspension, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, accused the newspaper of “falsifying history” and “trying to create differences among the country’s clerics.”Inhumane treatment of jailed journalists and netizensWhile some jailed journalists and netizens have been granted temporary paroles since July, there has been no significant change in the inhumane treatment of prisoners of conscience in Iran, especially in Evin and Raja’i Shahr prisons. Many detainees are still denied medical treatment despite being physically and psychologically ravaged by their illnesses.Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand, Arash Honarvar Shojai, Abolfazl Abedini Nasr, Hossein Ronaghi Malki, Said Madani, Kivan Samimi Behbani, Said Matinpour, Afshin Karampour and Mohammad Reza Pourshajari.All have multiple ailments needing urgent treatment that cannot be given in prison but the judicial and prison authorities refuse to allow their transfer to hospital although this is recommended by the prison doctors and the regulations established by the judicial body that oversees the prison system.1,000 days in arbitrary detentionMehdi Karoubi, a dissident theologian, former parliamentary speaker and owner of the closed newspaper Etemad Melli, Mir Hossein Mousavi, the owner of the closed newspaper Kalameh Sabaz, and Mousavi’s wife, the writer Zahra Rahnavard, completed their thousandth day under house arrest on 11 November. They have been deprived of all their rights since their arrest in February 2011.Karoubi, 77, was transferred to an unknown destination on 31 July after an angioplasty operation in a Tehran hospital. His family said it was his third recent hospitalization for various ailments including a heart condition. He also has a slipped disc and an arthritic knee. Mousavi was taken to Tehran hospitals with a heart condition in August 2012 and September 2013.Threats against journalists in Iran and abroadJournalists are still being harassed and threatened, and the intelligence ministry continues to pressure the families in Iran of journalists who are abroad, working for media based outside the country.Close relatives of several journalists working for international media such as Radio Farda (an offshoot of Radio Free Europe) or Voice of America have been summoned since June and interrogated at length by intelligence ministry officials.At the same time, journalists in Iran are being summoned and questioned by the intelligence ministry and Revolutionary Guards. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of them said he was told: “Don’t believe in any revolution. It was an election controlled by the regime. You voted and now it is over. You are still under surveillance and control. No critical articles, not even ones about art or history. And no meetings.”End to impunity?In an open letter to the president-elect on 18 June, Reporters Without Borders wrote: “Mr. Rouhani, you are now the Islamic Republic’s seventh president, elected thanks to massive support from Iranian reformers and progressives. Do you undertake to end arbitrary actions and impunity? The murders of dissident journalists must not go unpunished. “They include the deaths of Ebrahim Zalzadeh, Majid Charif, Mohammed Mokhtari, Mohammed Jafar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani, all executed by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security in November and December 1988. “They also include the deaths in detention of Zahra Kazemi (2003), Ayfer Serçe (2006), the young blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi and Alireza Eftekhari (2009), the journalist and women’s rights activist Haleh Sahabi, and the Iran-e-Farda journalist Hoda Saber (2011) and blogger Sattar Beheshti (2012). Those who ordered and carried out these crimes must be brought to justice.”The first anniversary of the blogger Sattar Beheshti’s death at a detention centre run by the FTA (cyber-police) on 3 November 2012 occurred during Rouhani’s first 100 days in office. After a year of procedural difficulties, an initial hearing on the cause of his death was to have been held on 27 October but was postponed until an unknown date. Those who tortured Beheshti to death are still unpunished.Beheshti’s mother named her son’s alleged murderer in an open letter to Rouhani posted on the Sahamnews website on 4 November. She wrote: “My son was killed under torture by Akbar Taghizadeh, an officer in the Iranian cyber-police (FTA). For a year, I thought the Islamic Republic’s justice system would punish my son’s murderer. I ask you to respect your undertaking to enforce the constitution and respect for citizens’ rights.”According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Beheshti died from internal cerebral bleeding caused by blows to the head but the judicial authorities are still pressuring the family and its lawyer to accept the prosecution’s classification of his death as “involuntary homicide by accident or negligence.”In his own open letter to Rouhani, the family’s lawyer, Ghiti Pourfazel, accused the justice system of doing everything possible to suppress the truth: “In an attempt to have the complaint withdrawn, they intimidated the mother by threatening to arrest her daughter, then they put psychological pressure on the father. Although these attempts failed and we have known for the past eight months that Sattar was killed by a police officer, the investigation has ground to a halt.”Internet – open for government, filtered for peopleThe only notable changes in the past 100 days have been the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the president and some of his ministers, and the end of the quarterly statements about the launch of a “Halal” (national) Internet although this project, which would impose a “digital apartheid,” has not been abandoned.When Twitter owner and cofounder Jack Dorsey provocatively tweeted to Rouhani, “Good evening, President, are citizens of Iran able to read your tweets?” Rouhani suavely replied, “Evening, Jack (…) my efforts are geared to ensure my people are comfortably able to access all information globally as is their right.”But, except for foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and some of the regime’s closest allies, social networks are still banned in Iran and Iranians have to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access them.Mahmoud Vaezi, the minister of information and communication technologies, said on 15 November that “immoral websites must not be accessible to families but the filtering of scientific and correct websites can be lifted.” This is not new. It is what former president President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to say.Classified by Reporters Without Borders for years as an “Enemy of the Internet,” Iran continues to impose draconian restrictions on the Internet and netizens. Censorship is supposed to protect the public from immoral content but it covers political content as well. In fact, it is easier to access porn sites that censored online content critical of the regime. Cyber-attacks continueAccording to the information gathered by Reporters Without Borders, the email accounts of around 100 Iranians, mostly journalists or political activists, were the targets of cyber-attacks during September and October. And the authorities are still using such methods as man-in-the-middle attacks to intercept data sent to websites via supposedly secure https connections. 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S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to The Frostig Center

first_img Business News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe The Frostig Center is pleased to announce that the S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Frostig to support its work to improve the lives of children and youth who have learning differences.The Frostig Center operates a school that enrolls 125 students in grades 1-12 who have learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD and high functioning autism. It also trains hundreds of public, private and parochial school teachers to better serve the struggling learner.“The generous grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation will help us help the children and teen-agers who battle every day to overcome their learning challenges,” said Frostig Executive Director Dean Conklin. “I am grateful and proud that the foundation has chosen to partner with The Frostig Center.”The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.The Frostig Center was founded in 1951 by Dr. Marianne Frostig, a pioneer in the study, diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities. Frostig continues to honor her vision of inclusiveness by providing services that are accessible to children and families of all backgrounds and incomes.The Frostig Center, 971 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, (626) 791-1255 or visit http://frostig.org/. Education S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to The Frostig Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 17, 2017 | 3:04 pm Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Eat a sub, help the local food bank

first_img WhatsApp Collin Sewell talks about new businesses that will be coming to Parks Legado in 2019. WhatsApp Jersey Mike’s Subs “Month of Giving”West Texas Food Bank has joined forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants, in both Midland and Odessa, for the eighth annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign.During the month of March, customers can make a donation to the West Texas Food Bank at Jersey Mike’s at 7270 E. Highway 191, Suite 214, Odessa; and 4400 Midland Drive, No. 700, Midland.A “Day of Giving” has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 28, when Jersey Mike’s restaurants, in both Midland and Odessa, will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to the West Texas Food Bank. Twitter Pinterest Local News Facebookcenter_img Twitter Facebook By admin – March 17, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleFree legal clinic for low-incomeNext articleGUEST VIEW: Easter — America needs a good story admin Eat a sub, help the local food banklast_img read more

DS5: Protecting Homeowners From Fraud

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-06-25 Mike Albanese DS5: Protecting Homeowners From Fraud The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News, Webcasts Share Save Subscribe Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The latest episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features an exclusive interview with Mike Eckrote, SVP Quality Control, with Planet Home Lending.Eckrote will discuss how homeowners can protect themselves from fraud. He will also delve into how the mortgage industry and mortgage servicers have changed since the last downturn.You can watch the video at the embed below or at the following link. Home / Daily Dose / DS5: Protecting Homeowners From Fraud Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 25, 2020 1,173 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: 2020 Five Star Conference Going Virtual Next: Increasing Productivity for Mortgage Servicers Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more