Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Farrell says he’s worked on technique and ‘wants to get better’ after ban for that brutal hit

first_imgFriday Oct 30, 2020 Farrell says he’s worked on technique and ‘wants to get better’ after ban for that brutal hit Saracens and England flyhalf Owen Farrell has expressed his remorse for the dangerous tackle on Charlie Atkinson that left the Wasps teenager unconscious last month.ADVERTISEMENTFarrell will make his first appearance since his high challenge on Atkinson on September 5 when he leads England into Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Italy.The 29-year-old fly-half was shown a red card and banned for five weeks, forcing him to miss the knockout phase of Saracens’ Champions Cup challenge.“Obviously no-one wants to be involved in an incident like. Not for it to end up the way it did – a player getting injured and myself getting sent off,” Farrell said.“Obviously there was no real intent to do that. That was never what I was trying to do, but at the same time that is what happened and you have a good look at yourself when that happens.“In terms of technique, yeah, I want to get better. More than anything I am excited to play. I have been working on everything, not just tackling technique, which I would work on anyway. The main thing is I can’t wait to get out on the field and get playing.ADVERTISEMENT“I am doing everything I can to make sure I am in the best place I possibly can be for Italy. I am in a position now where I can’t wait to play and I am looking forward to it.”England face Italy in Rome on Saturday, with scrumhalf Ben Youngs earning his 100th Test cap.“The inspiration comes from how much he enjoys it day-to-day,” Farrell said. “His energy around the place is brilliant. That’s the most infectious thing. He is someone that drives his team forward. He’s constantly talking, constantly enthusiastic. You want to play with that.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Y-3 / Komada Architects’ Office

first_imgArchDaily CopyApartments•Shibuya, Japan Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/336004/y-3-komada-architects-office Clipboard Y-3 / Komada Architects’ Office Japan Year:  “COPY” Apartments Architects: {:text=>”Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada”, :url=>””}; Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada Area Area of this architecture project 2009 photographs:  Toshihiro SobajimaPhotographs:  Toshihiro SobajimaSave this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaText description provided by the architects. It is the lease collective housing built in Uehara, Shibuya-ku near by downtown of Tokyo. It aims at offering the open and free places fit for the state of new city privacy. Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaBy hollowing a lattice-like walls at intersections, we make various and rich spaces in the limited interior. And the perimeter paneled by an aluminum sash altogether is  to produce the relation of “to see and to be seen” with the town. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKita Göttingen / Despang ArchitektenArticlesHarvard University’s “Putting Public Space in its Place”EventProject locationAddress:Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Toshihiro Sobajima+ 17 Share CopyAbout this officeKomada Architects’ OfficeOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsShibuyaHousingJapanPublished on March 07, 2013Cite: “Y-3 / Komada Architects’ Office” 07 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More 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 Y-3 / Komada Architects’ OfficeSave this projectSaveY-3 / Komada Architects’ Office Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/336004/y-3-komada-architects-office Clipboard Area:  326 m² Area:  326 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009last_img read more

Oak Ridge House / Duvall Decker

first_img Madison Planting & Design Group 2012 Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917139/oak-ridge-house-duvall-decker Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Duvall Decker Area Area of this architecture project Oak Ridge House / Duvall DeckerSave this projectSaveOak Ridge House / Duvall Decker The Power Source LLC “COPY” Barnard & Sons Construction Photographs:  Timothy Hursley Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  3750 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects Electrical Engineering: Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareCity:JacksonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyText description provided by the architects. The owner requested a house to foster a certain way of living; to meet individual needs while encouraging the family to be together, to take advantage of Mississippi’s wonderful environment, to interact with friends and family, to have a private respite, to work at home, to be healthy, and to be energy efficient. The Oak Ridge House is a modern, sustainable, southern house, alive with character. The design amplifies the effective conditions of its context. It takes advantage of the lay of the land and the movement of the sun and contributes to the formal rhythm and spatial condition of the street. The design challenges the rote conditions of its context. It adds diversity to this traditional inner city neighborhood and challenges the inward, and the private idea of home to foster growth and inquiry in experience.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe 3,750 sqf Oak Ridge House is a composition of intertwined volumes, shapes, and spaces. A large, open living/dining room, and a long rectangular private bedroom wing interpenetrate to form the kitchen. In general, the large open room is pushed toward a condition of exposure with an open curtain wall to the east and a large band of shaded windows to the west. This tall volume feels more like an open courtyard than an interior. The north and south walls of the large room are more like building facades than interior partitions. The south wall/facade is a continuation of the exterior wall of the long south building that penetrates into the living/dining room.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe north wall/façade screens the loft and lower studio with a pecan-paneled bookcase/stair that grows out of the first floor and a concrete wall/stair that grows out of the lower studio. This space sits between the street and the rear yard. With the drapery open and the right light, the public view pushes through the house and into the private yard. Other times the space feels like an extension of the private yard. Glass subdivides interior and exterior, acting as both veil and mirror, constantly doubling inside out, outside in. Materials and assemblies were chosen for character, economy, sustainability, and durability. The structure is exposed throughout the interior and provides texture and pattern, enlivening interior surfaces and limiting the need for “coverings”. Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe wood frame walls are taped and coated with a high-performance water/air barrier. Over this sealed surface, slate and zinc shingles are layered to shed water. A double-shell roof over the living wing is finished with a standing seam zinc outer skin. The interior walls are painted a soft, rich gray that is colored warm or cool by the light acting upon it. These walls provide backdrop and contrast, allowing the more vibrant colors of people, art, furniture, and fabric to resonate in the interior. Local pecan casework and bamboo floors provide warm, natural compliments. Brought inside, the mottled green and purple slate invites touch. On the exterior, its pattern and a broad range of natural color balance the strong building profile.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleySave this picture!Exploded AxonometrySave this picture!© Timothy HursleyProject gallerySee allShow less100 Stewart Hotel and Apartments / Olson KundigSelected ProjectsBuilding Future Podcast: KP Reddy / Shadow VenturesInterviews Share Oak Ridge House / Duvall Decker Housescenter_img Save this picture!© Timothy Hursley+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917139/oak-ridge-house-duvall-decker Clipboard Structural Engineering: Structural Engineering Associates General Contractor: Mechanical Engineering: Blanton Engineering, PC CopyHouses•Jackson, United States United States Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Interface, Kawneer, Kohler, Robern, Ruskin, Stonepeak Ceramics, Teragren, Vermont Slate Company, MP Lighting, Trimble “COPY” Landscape: Anne Marie Decker, FAIA; Roy Decker, FAIA Photographs Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeDuvall DeckerOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJacksonUnited StatesPublished on August 14, 2019Cite: “Oak Ridge House / Duvall Decker” 14 Aug 2019. 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AR Penthouse / Carola Vannini Architecture

first_img 2019 Projects Manufacturers: Vibia, Agape, Cielo, EDRA, Falmec, Flaminia, Flos, Irsap, Luce&Light, Normann Copenhagen, Vesoi, Viabizzuno, Fantini Rubinetterie, Lema Mobili, Pittcooking Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Products used in this ProjectLightsVibiaHanging Lamps – WireflowLightsVibiaWall Lights – SetLightsVibiaLamps – NorthSave this picture!© Stefano PedrettiText description provided by the architects. This apartment, located in the center of Rome, has been completely modified as far as interior distribution and style. It would be hard to recognize it today, if compared to the way it looked before the works. The first criterion that guided the project was to open the space to the exterior and natural lighting. In order to do so, the corridor was eliminated and three glass doors have been created into the wall that separates the day area from the large terrace. The ancient building structure has been emphasized by restoring the precious wooden ceilings.Save this picture!© Stefano PedrettiA sage green with very light touches of gold and silver have been selected to enlighten the decors. In the living room (where the existing ceiling was made of simple plasterboard) the double height of the space has been brought back to life. A cozy office space has taken place underneath the restored wooden beams. The kitchen has been designed by the architect in order to be open toward both, the dining and the outdoor space.Save this picture!© Stefano PedrettiUnderneath the kitchen island, a carpet of old tiles (retrived from the old apartment’s floors and restored) has been placed and adjusted to the necessary proportions, in order to create a peculiar inlay into the wooden floor. The night area is composed by two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom shares the ceiling with the master bathroom, from which is separated by a wall that doesn’t reach the ceiling and is framed by an iron and glass structure.Save this picture!© Stefano PedrettiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Stefano PedrettiThis allows the view of the ceiling to be continuous and the light to freely flow into these spaces. The terrace has an outdoor custom made kitchen (designed by Carola Vannini), a dining and living space. Warm colors and black details are the fil rouge of the entire project, while giving character and warmth without giving up on a peculiar modern flair. Everything in this luxurious residence has been designed, and no details have been left to chance, because we strongly believe that everything in Interior Design can make the difference.Save this picture!© Stefano PedrettiProject gallerySee allShow lessApartment in São Vitor / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos AssociadosSelected ProjectsPilestredet Residential Building in Oslo / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Rome, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942596/ar-penthouse-carola-vannini-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Stefano Pedretti+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942596/ar-penthouse-carola-vannini-architecture Clipboard Architects: Carola Vannini Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Rome, Italy Year:  AR Penthouse / Carola Vannini Architecture “COPY” AR Penthouse / Carola Vannini ArchitectureSave this projectSaveAR Penthouse / Carola Vannini Architecture ArchDaily Apartments Photographs:  Stefano Pedretti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Italy CopyAbout this officeCarola Vannini ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRomeOn FacebookItalyPublished on July 14, 2020Cite: “AR Penthouse / Carola Vannini Architecture” 14 Jul 2020. 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How to be a Social Entrepreneur

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]As a social entrepreneur, you can build a business that changes the world. But you will face some unique challenges. This book will prepare you for them. Packed with advice, inspiration and real–life stories, it will help you:• Define what you want to do and why you want to do it Advertisement How to be a Social Entrepreneur  6 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis • Find the right kind of funding• Build a brand that makes you unique• Find a team as motivated and inspired as you are• Measure the impact you′re having 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. Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Independent news website blocked for past year

first_img News As I said, we mainly focus on human rights and anti-corruption issues. We recently published some photographs of a Tamil youth who was tortured to death. We got those photos from Human Rights Watch.When we report anything sensitive about the armed forces, the Sri Lankan defence ministry gets really annoyed.None of our national media reports malpractices in the armed forces or the behaviour of some top brass officers – how they victimise their fellow officers and so on. All these things are happening behind an iron curtain.Since we are operating outside of Sri Lanka we can report such incidents without fear. That is the root cause for the harassment we are currently facing.One of the state media said your website carried a totally fabricated ‘exclusive’ story claiming that the government had given a Chinese firm a contract to clear dead bodies from the Nanthikadal lagoon in Mullaitivu? How do you respond?We challenge the government to prove that it is a fabricated story. Our reporters cited highly reliable diplomatic sources. Anything we report that does not reflect well on the government and its officials is branded as fabricated.If we report anything erroneously, the aggrieved parties are able to exercise their right of reply. That is guaranteed on our website. We will always defend and adhere to the finest ethics of journalism.Some say you are the victim of political witch-hunt. Can you tell us about that? What kind of accusations have been made against you and why?The Sri Lankan Government is out to get us. That is pretty clear.After failing to get the website by banning it, they turned on me. They reported me to Interpol, alleging that I failed to appear in a court case in the Colombo high court.I left Sri Lanka 10 years ago. Suddenly, they trumped up a criminal charge against me, accusing me of forgery and counterfeiting. I voluntarily ceased my notarial practise in Sri Lanka a long time ago. I would be more than happy to face any trial as long as it was fair and impartial.Since the attorney-general’s department is currently under the president, there could be more indictments against not only me but also other anti-government activists in the future.Do you see this prosecution as a way of intimidating reporters and activists?It is pretty obvious. This is a clear intimidation. There are people who smuggled billions of people’s money from various institutions. The Sri Lankan courts have repeatedly issued warrants for them. But the government never tried to execute those warrants through Interpol. They have targeted me because of my political stance.What is the next legal step? What kind of sanctions do you face if convicted?I have already started correspondence with Interpol. My lawyers are making further representations to Interpol in this regard. I have further consulted my lawyers in Sri Lanka with regard to my high court case.Under this regime, you cannot expect a fair trial, just a conviction. We are already facing sanctions.How would you describe the Sri Lankan press freedom situation today? What role can websites and online journalists play in keeping people informed? Sri LankaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to stop blocking the Lanka News Web site at once. Sri Lanka Telecom, the country’s main Internet service provider, has been blocking the online newspaper’s access since 11 July 2009.In an interview for Reporters Without Borders, Lanka News Web editor Chandima Withanaarachchi talks about its editorial policies and the probable reasons for the government’s persecution of the site. He also describes the press freedom situation and the difficulties for journalists in Sri Lanka.The government has been trying to assert control over online media since its military victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels and the ensuing presidential election, which was accompanied by propaganda and intimidation of the news media. Three other independent news websites – Lanka-e-News, Infolanka and Sri Lanka Guardian – were also blocked on 26 January, shortly before the election results were announced. Lanka News Web is the only one that is still inaccessible inside Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka was on the list of “countries under surveillance” in the latest Reporters Without Borders report on “Enemies of the Internet.” Read the Sri Lanka chapter: http://en.rsf.org/surveillance-sri-lanka,36672.htmlCan you tell me more about your website, Lanka News Web? What sort of topics does it cover? What is the audience? How many people visit it every month?Lanka News Web is formed by Sri Lankan journalists living in exile. It began operations on 3 March 2009, following the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the editor of The Sunday Leader, in January 2009. At the time, the situation in Sri Lanka was highly volatile because Eelam War IV (the fourth phase of the armed conflict between the Sri Lankan military and Tamil Tigers) was at its peak. Freedom of expression was totally suppressed and everyone was censoring themselves. Our intention was to eliminate these self-imposed restrictions and minimise the fear that had engulfed our society.From the very outset, Lanka News Web maintained an anti-war stance. We focus mainly on human rights abuses, corruption and malpractices of government officials. Since there was no other source of bold, fearless reporting, Lanka News Web became very popular within a very short period of time. We filled a big vacuum in our society.Our popularity became a nightmare for the government of Sri Lanka. As a result, we were banned in Sri Lanka on 11 July 2009, almost one year ago.Despite this ban, Lanka News Web gets about 3 to 4 million hits per month from within Sri Lanka. In all, we are getting 30-40 million hits worldwide every month.What kind of stories has Lanka News Web been covering these past months? Do you believe you are being harassed today because of some stories in particular? January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent news website blocked for past year News Press freedom in Sri Lanka is an appalling and horrifying topic. There is no press freedom at all. The latest victim of media suppression is freelance journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who disappeared five months ago. There is still no clue of his whereabouts. Most journalists have fled the country.Press freedom is just a lovely memory of days gone by.The only ray of hope, the only glimmer of hope for press freedom in Sri Lanka, is preserved through websites. Most of these websites are operating from overseas. Lanka News Web and Tamilnet have been banned.What can human rights organisations and the international community do to help you and the independent media, especially the new media? Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge This is an excellent time for the international community, human rights organisations and media institutions to extend their support and solidarity to the people who are fighting against this injustice within and outside Sri Lanka.We may see some foreign countries trying to mend relations with Sri Lanka, which deteriorated during the war. We do not mind if they mend their relationships, but they must insist that law and order prevail in the country. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem’s trial postponed again

first_img January 21, 2016 Find out more February 23, 2015 Find out more Follow the news on Kuwait News News June 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem’s trial postponed again ——— 07.06.10 – Mohammed Abdel Qader al-Jassem has detention extendedReporters Without Borders expressed its deep concern after the criminal court today ruled that journalist Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem should be held in custody for two further weeks. The next hearing was set for 21 June, to allow the journalist time to prepare his defence, while remaining in detention. The journalist will also be examined by a medical commission to determine his state of health. “We called for his release and for charges against him to be dropped in a letter sent on 3 June to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah. We pointed out that the detention of the journalist without a court order is illegal. We again call for his release.”——25.05.10 – Media banned from covering journalist’s trialLeading writer and journalist Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem was brought before a criminal court in Kuwait City yesterday and was charged with harming national interests and undermining the status of Kuwait’s emir.Al-Jassem, who has been detained since 11 May, was notified of the hearing only 12 hours beforehand and was not allowed to talk to his lawyers.“My father had his hands handcuffed behind his back and was blindfolded for three hours before being brought into the courtroom,” his daughter said. “What’s more, he was put in a cage in the courtroom used for terrorists. He has been subjected to mistreatment by officials.”The next hearing has been set for 7 June.Reporters Without Borders has learned that the justice ministry sent a directive to the information ministry forbidding both broadcast and print media to carry any reports about Al-Jassem’s trial.———–18.05.10 – Prosecutor orders Kuwaiti journalist held for 21 days Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem, a leading journalist who had been interrogated by national security officials since 11 May, was transferred to Kuwait City’s main prison on the morning of 16 May under a 21-day detention order issued by the general prosecutor. As soon as the interrogations began, Al-Jassem went on hunger strike in protest against his arrest and the subversion charges brought against him. When his condition deteriorated on 14 May, he was taken to a military hospital and had to resume eating.Human rights lawyers and writers plan to stage a demonstration today to demand his release. He is now due to appear in court on 5 June. to go further KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa News ————12.05.10 – Journalist goes on hunger strike in protest at constant hounding Reporters Without Borders today condemned obvious harassment of prominent journalist and writer Mohammed Abdel Qader al-Jassem and called for it to stop. The worldwide press freedom organisation also called for his immediate release and for all charges to be dropped.Al-Jassem has been interrogated by the district prosecutor at the National Security ministry since the 11 May. According to local media, the prime minister, Sheikh Mohamed Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, is behind this latest summons. The journalist has two lawyers with him but his family has not managed to have any contact with him.The journalist began a hunger strike in protest to “ a political trial”.“The prosecutor called him yesterday morning to tell him that an arrest warrant had been issued against him and inviting him to attend at the department of National Security…unless he wanted to be arrested at his home”, his daughter, Sumayah al-Jassim, told Reporters Without Borders. “So he went. It was 1pm when the interrogation started yesterday. It went on until 3 am and then started against this morning. We do not know how much longer it will go on.” She said that the lawyers had told her that they were going through every article that her father had posted on his website in the past five years (www.aljasem.org) and on a book published in 2006. “But there is a law in our country that says it is illegal to take action against any work, more than 90 days after it is published. My father has said he is going to lay a complaint against Sheikh Nasser Mohamed al-Ahmed al-Sabah for bringing a case illegally”“With this new summons and this interrogation on his writing going back to 2006, it is obvious that Mohammed Abdel Qader al-Jassem is being hounded by the authorities. It has got to stop. We call for the immediate release of the journalist and that all charges still pending against him be dropped,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Al-Jassem was sentenced on 1st April to six months in prison for “slander” against the prime minister. He had called at public meetings for his resignation, saying he was incapable of running the country. The court however suspended the sentence pending an appeal, fixing bail at 5,000 dinars (about 11,500 euros).He added that he had indirectly received a letter from the director of National Security telling him to leave the country. The journalist refused to comply and condemned the order on his blog. “I am waiting to receive a summons for this case too”, he concluded ironically (http://en.rsf.org/kuwait-journalist-gets-six-month-jail-01-04-2010,36929.html).Reporters Without Borders underlined that the Kuwaiti prime minister was received by President Nicolas Sarkozy, on 16 April 2010.center_img Popular blogger charged with blasphemy Detained journalist Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem’s trial was adjourned again today, this time until 28 June. The judge granted the adjournment in response to a request by the defence, which wants to be able to read the report on Al-Jassem’s health that a court-appointed medical commission submitted on 7 June.The judge had initially refused to allow the defence team to see the report.The journalist’s daughter, Sumayah Al-Jassem, told Reporters Without Borders that the defence fears that the report contains a politically-influenced recommendation that his detention should spent in a hospital.In an article in the newspaper Al-Aan, his wife, Nawal Al-Jarallah, said he would refuse to be detained in a hospital. RSF_en New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists September 5, 2014 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pasadena Sees 36 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 New Death as Infections, Hospitalizations Reach Record Levels in L.A. County

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>Pasadena health officials reported 36 new detected COVID-19 infections and one new death on Tuesday, as Los Angeles County saw it’s highest number of reported infections on a single day, as well as the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, authorities said.The death reported in Pasadena took place at a senior care facility in early-May, but was only just confirmed as a coronavirus death, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.The city has seen 63 new infections since Monday. Pasadena’s death toll from the virus stood at 101.Officials remained especially concerned about an increase in infections among patients younger than 40 years old, and the Latinx community has been hit especially hard in recent weeks, Derderian said.Fifty-two COVID-19 patients were being treated at Huntington Hospital on Tuesday.Officials in Los Angeles County reported the highest-ever single-day numbers for new detected infections, as well as hospitalizations, on Tuesday.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 4,244 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, along with 73 new deaths.“This is one of the highest numbers of new deaths reported in a day and may reflect a lag in the reporting of deaths over the weekend,” the agency said in a written statement.A record-high of 2,103 patients were hospitalized, with 27% of them in intensive care units and 19 percent — or about 400 people — being treated with ventilators, county officials said.The county’s total recorded infections stood at 140,307 cases and 3,894 deaths.In addition to the human loss and suffering, the continued surge of COVID-19 infections jeopardized L.A. County’s progress in reopening, L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said.“Today’s numbers are alarming and unfortunately are the result of many businesses and individuals not adhering to the basic public health requirements of distancing and wearing face coverings. We are just not able to continue on a recovery journey without everyone doing their part. Keeping businesses open is only possible if we get back to slowing the spread. ”“As a community, we must slow the spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 in our hospitals and more untimely deaths,” she said. “I urge you to wear a face covering, stay at home as much as possible, avoid close contact with people you don’t live with and wash your hands. Together, we can stop the spread of this deadly virus.”Nearly 1.4 million VOCID-19 tests have been administered in the county, with a 9% positivity rate, county officials said.State officials announced 7,346 new infections and 47 new deaths on Tuesday, bringing California’s totals to 336,508 COVID-19 cases and 7,087 deaths.Los Angeles County accounted for 42% of all infections in the state as of Tuesday, as well as 55% of the state’s deaths. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena Sees 36 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 New Death as Infections, Hospitalizations Reach Record Levels in L.A. County By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 3:03 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe 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. Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Trump Nominates Deputy HUD Secretary, Industry Reacts

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Trump Nominates Deputy HUD Secretary, Industry Reacts Home / Daily Dose / Trump Nominates Deputy HUD Secretary, Industry Reacts April 28, 2017 1,377 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save HUD Secretary Trump 2017-04-28 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post President Donald Trump nominated Pamela Hughes Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Friday, and with praises like “consummate professional,” “expert,” and “ideal candidate” being thrown around, it’s obvious the industry has come out in large support.Widely considered the real position of power at HUD, Patenaude’s confirmation as Deputy Secretary would see her serve alongside Dr. Ben Carson, who was confirmed as HUD Secretary in March.Patenaude is the President and Founding Executive Director of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America’s Families and has a long history in the housing industry. She previously served as Executive Vice President of the Urban Land Institute, Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, the HUD Assistant Secretary for Community, Planning, and Development, Vice President of Manor Homes Builders, and as an advisor to two presidents: George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. She also worked with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority on implementing a Section 8 rental assistance program.According to Carson, it’s this wide-ranging and long resume that will serve her well in her new post.“Pam’s extensive knowledge of housing issues and dedicated service to this Department under two previous administrations makes her an exceptional choice for the position of Deputy Secretary,” Carson said. “She will bring a wealth of experience and steady leadership to HUD in her new role as the Department’s chief operating officer. I look forward to working with her to achieve more efficient and effective housing policies that create jobs, strengthen communities, and ensure safe, affordable housing for all Americans.”William E. Brown, President of the National Association of Realtors, joined Carson in applauding Patenaude’s nomination.“Pam is an ideal candidate for the position,” Brown said. “She understands the issues that impact the industry and our Realtor members, and we look forward to continuing our work together with HUD and Pam upon her confirmation to ensure that owning a home remains accessible and affordable so that more individuals can realize their dream of homeownership. Pam’s extensive and strong background in real estate and housing will be an asset.”Tim Rood, Chairman of The Collingwood Group, told MReport he was “thrilled” to hear of Patenaude’s nomination.“She is a housing expert and a consummate professional,” Rood said. “Moreover, her experience working in the government, specifically at HUD, is a huge plus for an agency that has goals and ambitions for meaningful reform. “Adding to the acclaim was Dr. Rick Roque, Managing Director at Menlo Financial, who told MReport that Petanaude was a “stellar choice” and praised the strides she’s made in expanding access to homeownership across the nation.“She has extensive knowledge of housing issues, fair lending, and opening up home ownership to a wider audience of borrowers,” Roque said. “She also has extensive experience with community planning and development.”He elaborated: “The greatest barrier to homeownership is lack of creativity in underwriting guidelines, which are too narrow compared to the dynamic nature of consumer borrower needs. The goal is affordable, middle-class housing, and she understands these issues.”Roque and Brown both shared a similar sentiment: Petanaude should be confirmed swiftly so, as Roque put it, “she can work on the challenges facing lending and homeownership.”Michael Cremata, Senior Counsel and Director of Compliance at  ClosingCorp, called Patenaude the “smart choice,” and noted that her mix of experience will help her in her role of regulating the industry.”[Patenaude] clearly has significant experience in the housing industry, having worked in both the public sector (including two previous stints at HUD) as well as the private sector. This will likely help to alleviate some of the criticism Trump has taken for the relative lack of direct experience possessed by his appointment for Secretary, Ben Carson,” said Cremata. Previous: Fintech Innovation Demands Great Responsibility Next: CIVIC Hires William J. Tessar as CEO The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: HUD Secretary Trump Related Articles Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. last_img read more