Desmond’s Channel Five revolution

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content The Northern & Shell and Express Group owner has promised further cost savings at the loss-making broadcaster but also an expansion of the programming budget to £300m a year over the next five years.He will cross promote the channel in his celebrity-focused OK! magazine and no doubt there will be some favourable mentions of Five programmes in the Daily and Sunday Express.Back in the 1990s, Lord Clive Hollick promised the same sort of cross promotion when he owned both the Express group and the ITV franchises such as Meridian, HTV and Anglia. But the strategy never really worked, both because the broadcasting regulations at the time were tighter and because ITV was not a single unified group.Desmond’s chances of achieving cross fertilisation across his media must surely be higher. Imagine a new series of Big Brother promoted tirelessly in OK! and the Express and Star titles, with exclusive interviews, news stories and the like being shared across the group.There will be no reticence on Desmond’s part about cross promotion, current regulations permitting. As far as I understand it, Channel Five will be allowed to plug Desmond’s newspaper titles so long as it does not give them undue prominence. And the newspaper titles will be free to plug Channel Five as much as their editors see fit (quite a lot, I suspect). The key will be the extent to which Desmond’s growing media empire is successful in creating content that people want to view or read about. His ownership of the Express and Star titles may have been profitable but the Express and its Sunday stablemate have found it massively difficult to reverse circulation declines.While the newspapers in Desmond’s empire are marginal players, the same is also true of Channel Five. This is no News International, whose brands, such as the Sun or Sky, are media powerhouses.Nevertheless my prediction is that Channel Five, which lost £34m last year, will shortly become profitable. It will employ fewer people than before and it will be a fairly unusual place to work.When Desmond took over the Express Group almost ten years ago, he quickly changed its culture and screwed down costs. Most remaining foreign postings were cut, staff numbers were reduced sharply and all expenses considered unnecessary were phased out.My own favourite budget cuts story from the time relates, bizarrely, to uncooked pork. The features desk used to feature the recipes of a celebrity chef. Under a previous regime the recipe would be cooked by a known restaurant and the result would be photographed for the Express magazine. The new regime instructed that one of the department’s PAs cook the meals and then get them photographed on-site. The plan back-fired when the PA in question, being Jewish, refused to handle pork, leaving it in its raw state for the photographer, whose picture of the uncooked meat adorned the feature page in the magazine. Life is unlikely to be dull at Channel [email protected] Heath is away. whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Wednesday 11 August 2010 8:49 pmcenter_img Share THE inevitable bloodbath occurred at Richard Desmond’s newly acquired Channel Five yesterday as seven directors and more than a quarter of the 300 employees were given their marching orders. Desmond’s Channel Five revolution More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com last_img read more

DEBT CRISIS: ALL EYES ON PORTUGUESE

first_img DEBT CRISIS: ALL EYES ON PORTUGUESE Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Tags: NULL EUROZONE yields soared again yesterday as Portugal’s hopes of avoiding a bailout appeared to fade. Investors fled from Portuguese, Italian and Spanish debt, sending yields rocketing to their highest levels since the euro started.The yields on Italian and Spanish 10-year bonds also hit record levels against so-called safe-haven German debt.Pressure mounted on Portugal, whose spreads also crept higher, as its central bank warned the country’s lenders face an “intolerable risk” unless the government manages to get a grip on public spending. The core state deficit has widened 1.8 per cent so far this year.Portugal is desperate to avoid being the next Eurozone domino to fall, with Prime Minister Jose Socrates adamant he can pull the country through without needing a bailout.But fears are growing that he will be unable to meet targets laid out in the austerity budget pushed through last week, which would almost certainly condemn the country to a rescue package.Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s put Portugal’s sovereign debt on downgrade watch yesterday, warning that Socrates’ policies “have done little to boost labour flexibility and productivity” and that the nation’s fight to lower the deficit will cause the economy to dip two per cent in real terms next year. Elsewhere, Spanish bond yields rose as high as 5.7 per cent – more than three per cent higher than Germany’s – later falling back to 5.53 per cent. Italian yields rose above 4.64 per cent.The cost of insuring Eurozone debt also jumped yesterday on fears of contagion, with five-year credit default swaps (CDS) on Germany’s safe-haven debt rising 8.85 per cent. CDS on Italian debt rose 8.21 per cent and Spain’s jumped 4.15 per cent.Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank, tried to calm the market yesterday by hinting that the bank could expand its government bond purchasing programme. Trichet told the European parliament he would not comment “at this stage… in light of the current situation”, but that the programme was “on-going”. He also refused to rule out the introduction of a joint Eurozone sovereign bond. It was not enough to stop the euro sliding below the $1.30 mark against the dollar yesterday, as well as losing against the yen to hit its lowest level in more than two months. The corporate debt market also reacted badly to the continued turmoil, as companies with high exposure to the Eurozone saw the cost of borrowing soar. Those affected included Italian lottery owner Lottomatica, whose bond yields have jumped 12 basis points to 5.61 per cent since being issued last week. whatsapp Tuesday 30 November 2010 9:02 pm KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndolast_img read more

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

Crusaders to host Super Rugby final after convincing win over Hurricanes

first_imgSaturday Jul 28, 2018 Crusaders to host Super Rugby final after convincing win over Hurricanes Richie Mo’unga was on outstanding form as the Crusaders powered into the Super Rugby final with a convincing 30-12 win over the Hurricanes in the first semi final. The visitiors scored a consolation try through Ben Lam but it was too little too late. This final makes it the 20th home final for the Crusaders, who remain unbeaten at the venue. They will face the winner of the second semi final, between the Lions and the Waratahs. The dominant performance was in a large part thanks to another superb performance by number ten Mo’unga, who effectively showed up opposite number Beauden Barrett. Due to the loss, the Hurricanes must now bid farewell to departing Brad Shields, Julian Savea and coach Chris Boyd. Savea himself picked up a miraculous try, somehow finishing in the corner for one of the two ‘Canes tries on the night. The other was scored by Lam with time in the red. The Crusaders now aim to pick up their ninth Super Rugby title, and in this form and playing at home, would be most people’s favourites for the 2018 title. Crusaders:  Tries: Mo’unga, Bridge, Havili, Ennor Conversions: Mo’unga 2 Penalties: Mo’unga 2 Hurricanes:  Tries: Savea, Lam Conversion: B BarrettADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Doorm Student Housing / Luís Rebelo de Andrade

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792546/doorm-student-housing-luis-rebelo-de-andrade Clipboard Doorm Student Housing / Luís Rebelo de AndradeSave this projectSaveDoorm Student Housing / Luís Rebelo de Andrade Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 36 Share Year:  Area:  2841 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLuís Rebelo de AndradeOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsPortugalPublished on August 02, 2016Cite: “Doorm Student Housing / Luís Rebelo de Andrade” [Doorm Residência De Estudantes / Luís Rebelo de Andrade] 02 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore 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 Portugal Projects ArchDaily Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Doorm Student Housing / Luís Rebelo de Andrade 2015 Housing Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGClient:Doorm Residência de EstudantesConstructor:CivilCasa – Construções, S.A.Collaborators:Pedro Dias, Frederico Oliveira Marques, Filipe Ferreira, Pedro Duarte SilvaCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The project in the old glass factory “Gaivotas” has brought to it an innovative program: the first student residence in the enter of historic Lisbon. With an innovative program, this project, in an old glass factory, brought to the historic center of Lisbon its first student residence. Some of the factory’s elements with significant value, but largely destroyed, were refurbished – the façade of Fernando Tomas Street and the old brick chimney – and a new core was built. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!SectionThe implantation of the new volumes, in dialogue with it’s surrounding context, results in two buildings: one that pops up  behind the pre-existing façade, and another that connects – with an L shape – to the back of the plot, the “beco do carrasco” alley. Around this second building, arise landscaped courtyards where the social functions are faced.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe existing façade, sustained and attached to a metallic structure, is assumed as a mask, which hides a second skin, designed according to the metric of the new interior spaces. The tiles, a portuguese tradicional coating material, was chosen to apply in this historical façade. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGInside the plot, the building emerges with a corrugated metal sheet coating material – reference to an industrial past –  giving a singular environment to the patios.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Pierre Bélanger Explains “EXTRACTION”, the Canadian Contribution to the 2016 …Architecture NewsA Virtual Look Into A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons’ Case Study House #24ArticlesProject locationAddress:Lisbon, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792546/doorm-student-housing-luis-rebelo-de-andrade Clipboard CopyHousing, Dorms•Lisbon, Portugal “COPY”last_img read more

Omah Boto House / Andyrahman Architect

first_imgPhotographs:  Mansyur Hasan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Sidoarjo, Indonesia ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Lead Architect: 2019 Omah Boto House / Andyrahman Architect “COPY” Architects: Andyrahman Architect Area Area of this architecture project Area:  325 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Omah Boto House / Andyrahman ArchitectSave this projectSaveOmah Boto House / Andyrahman ArchitectSave this picture!© Mansyur Hasan+ 51Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img Houses Manufacturers: Bamboo Pacet, Dwi Manunggal Karya, Elaxa Wijaya, Graha Karya Mandiri, Kemuning Jaya Steel, Panorama Alam Jasa Indonesia CopyAbout this officeAndyrahman ArchitectOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSidoarjoIndonesiaPublished on July 24, 2019Cite: “Omah Boto House / Andyrahman Architect” 24 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 Clients:Dwi Danang HabibiLandscape:Andyrahman ArchitectConsultants:Andyrahman ArchitectContractor:Hasta PrajatamaBrick Tectonic Leader:Graha Karya MandiriMural Designer:[email protected] Team:Imam Prasetyo, Muchammad Ubay, Cipta Hadi, Sulfa Heksania, Maghfira Asri M.City:SidoarjoCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Andyrahman Architect strives to fit its working flow with the craftsmen’s flexibility. In the Omah Boto project, craftsmen are invited to be a collaborative partner during the architectural process, so they can feel like a subject that determines the success or failure of the design on the field. They had to re-emerge their spirit as a ‘designer’.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanDuring the building process, the client suddenly asks, “How to bring up Indonesia vibes in this house?” This is an interesting challenge for the architect. The site location is near to the Pari Temple and Sumur Temple, Sidoarjo, East Java. It reopens the great features of red brick material. East Java, in particular, has a red brick architecture history since the Majapahit Kingdom era which is the materials basic and manufacturing techniques are still inherited to the current craftsmen in Trowulan Village, red brick home industry.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanBricks in Omah Boto became the main element and processed holistically, even as a gene or cell of the building. The brick dimension (5x10x20 cm) is the main measuring standard for all architectural part of Omah Boto such as sill height, door or window width, and even the room area. So, this is the reason why this house was named Omah Boto, which means Brick House that combined with other Nusantara elements using bamboo, wood, rattan, etc. The existence of this variation forms an inter-material dialogue of Indonesian characteristics.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanIn addition, some of the brick arrangement in this house is taken from Batik motives. The Parang and Pucuk Rebung motif are used for wall and floor brick tectonics, Kawung motif on bathroom ceramics, and many else. These patterns or motives applied in this house were obtained from Andyrahman Architect’s experiments. It brings back the main reason of brick usage since the ancient times that has an interesting rhythm and character on its arrangements.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanThe 13th brick pattern in Omah Boto is built with tectonic techniques that require high accuracy. It was all about visual communication between the architect and craftsmen. These 13 tectonic brick constructions are the factor that combines the design precision and ingenuity of the craftsmen who understands the material’s character and quality. “Architect is the one who’s famous outside. While inside, the craftsmen emerges” said Mr. Hasan, the brick project leader.Save this picture!Floor planSave this picture!South elevationOmah Boto adopts Javanese house’s conceptual ideas. There are three main parts of Javanese house’s zoning: Pendhapa (a public or communal area in the front side of the house), Pringgitan (a transition area in the middle), and Dalem (a private area in the back). It is arranged horizontally in Javanese House. While in Omah Boto, it is arranged vertically. The first floor is for the communal room, second floor for the living room, and the third floor for bedrooms.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanMusholla (prayer room) as a sacred area in this house is a contextualization of the ‘Garbhagrha’ / ‘Guwagarba’. It is applied in the floor, the wall, and the ceiling with brick construction. It reminds people of their origin and purpose of life in the world. The outer skin of this building is a transformation from ‘Gedheg’, Indonesian hollowed woven bamboo. It is implemented as red brick skin façade, designed to reduce glare, maximizes airflow while maintaining the homeowner’s privacy. This brick tectonic also creates the fourth dimension inside the house along with daylight.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanBased on Andyrahman Architect’s experiences, a detail that was made out of collaboration with craftsmen can create a tremendous effect. The design results have more values that different from other designs. Omah Boto brought back the spirit of craftsmanship and admiring the contemporary of Nusantara Architecture.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanProject gallerySee allShow lessStudio in Arzignano / AmaaSelected ProjectsShenyao Art Centre (Phase II) / Atelier Liu Yuyang ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Andy Rahman A. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921631/omah-boto-house-andyrahman-architect Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921631/omah-boto-house-andyrahman-architect Clipboard Photographslast_img read more

Alison Magee introduces the launch of Investing in Communities programme by the Big Lottery Fund

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Alison Magee introduces the launch of Investing in Communities programme by the Big Lottery Fund  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Lottery Fund Scotland launches its Social Media campaign ahead of the launch of Investing in Communities on 30 June 2010. Every week day they will be releasing films showing the human stories behind Lottery funding, as they highlight the work they will be doing over the next five years.www2.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_investing-in-communities?tab=2 Howard Lake | 14 June 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Harsher crackdown on dissidents prompts act of despair

first_img to go further July 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Harsher crackdown on dissidents prompts act of despair RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Organisation Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Dang Thi Kim Lieng, the mother of the jailed blogger Ta Phong Tan, died after setting fire to herself today outside the headquarters of the People’s Committee in Bac Lieu, Tan’s home province, in an act of despair about her dissident daughter’s trial next week in Ho Chi Minh City for criticizing corruption and injustice in her blog.“She was very worried about her daughter,” the Catholic activist Le Quoc Quan told Agence France-Presse. “She was very worried about her daughter’s trial, she was worried she would never see her daughter again.”Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened and outraged by this tragedy, which could have been avoided if the authorities had not been so stubborn.“The government has cracked down even harder on dissidents in recent months, with smear campaigns and harassment now taking its toll on families,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Lieng’s death is tragedy that affects all Vietnam’s dissidents. Of late, we have registered new cases of bloggers being watched, arrested or physically attacked. There is an urgent need for the international community to firmly remind Vietnam of the obligation to respect human rights and free speech.” Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to inform Tan without delay of her mother’s death and to allow her to attend the funeral. The jailed blogger Paulus Le Son was not allowed to attend his mother’s funeral a few months ago.The organization also calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Tan and her fellow defendants – Phan Thanh Hai (also known by the blog name of Anhbasaigon) and Nguyen Van Hai (also known by the blog name of Dieu Cay) – who are due to go on trial with her on 7 August.“The trial should not be held behind closed doors, especially as these proceedings have no legitimacy,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The families of the defendants and international observers must be permitted to attend the hearings.”This act of despair in the run-up to the start of the trial follows a series of acts of harassment by the authorities in the city of Bac Lieu. A few days ago, Lieng and her family were threatened with eviction and the confiscation of their house. The authorities also told all their neighbours that they were to be evicted.Dieu Cay’s lawyer, Me Ha Huy Son, reported that the Ho Chi Minh City people’s court postponed the trial on 25 July until 7 August. He also said that neither the defendants’ families nor observers would be allowed to attend. This violates the rules of criminal procedure, under which trials must always be public except in cases involving minors, national defence matters or spying.The three bloggers are still facing the possibility of a 20-year jail sentence on a charge of anti-government propaganda under article 88 of the criminal code. A new indictment was drawn up in attempt to divert attention from the fact that they were not brought to trial within the required period, but the new one is almost the same as the original one.Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and, after China and Iran, is the world’s third biggest prison for bloggers and cyber-dissidents, with at least 18 netizens currently detained for expressing their views freely online. Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alertscenter_img News April 7, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam April 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam RSF_en News News Newslast_img read more

[NEET/JEE/University Exams] Over 4000 Students Resort To Hunger Strike, Political Leaders Appeal To Centre To Postpone Exams

first_imgNews Updates[NEET/JEE/University Exams] Over 4000 Students Resort To Hunger Strike, Political Leaders Appeal To Centre To Postpone Exams LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Aug 2020 1:46 AMShare This – xOver 4,000 students observed a day long hunger strike on Sunday, to press their demands of postponing UGC-NET, CLAT, NEET and JEE exams and for cancellation of CBSE compartment exams of Classes 10 and 12, reported PTI. Using the hashtag “SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid,” students took to Twitter to highlight their grievances, including inaccessibility to their allotted test centers, risk…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?LoginOver 4,000 students observed a day long hunger strike on Sunday, to press their demands of postponing UGC-NET, CLAT, NEET and JEE exams and for cancellation of CBSE compartment exams of Classes 10 and 12, reported PTI. Using the hashtag “SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid,” students took to Twitter to highlight their grievances, including inaccessibility to their allotted test centers, risk of transmission not only among students but also to their parents, etc. The development comes after the Central Government announced that it has no intention to postpone NEET 2020 and JEE (Main). NEET, JEE Will Not Be Postponed: Union Ministry Significantly, the Supreme Court has also refused to interfere in the matter, stating that postponement of the exams will put the “career of the students in peril”. Accordingly, NEET-2020 examination is scheduled to be held on September 13 and JEE (Main) Examination is scheduled from September 1, 2020 to September 6, 2020. Several students demand that entrance examinations be postponed and this academic year be declared as the “zero year”, given the spike in Covid cases. Former Union Cabinet Minister, Subramanian Swamy also took to Twitter to express his views against conducting of entrance examinations amid the pandemic. Delete Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy has urged the Prime Minister/Min of Education to postpone NEET/JEE and similar exams. #NEET2020 #NEET #neetjeepostpone #NEETJEEPostoneKaro #neetpostpone2020 #SwamyJihelp_JEE_NEET_ASPIRANTS @Swamy39 pic.twitter.com/B5QJIFSi22— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 24, 2020 “There are a huge number of students or their family who have been infected with Covid 19 and have lost precious time to prepare and be ready, in addition to the inability to attend the exams due to quarantine rules,” he said. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted that “GOI must listen to the #StudentsKeMannKiBaat about NEET, JEE exams and arrive at an acceptable solution.”Congress Party Leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also wrote to the PM, seeking postponement of NEET, JEE. “The aspirants of national examination are under tremendous mental pressure as to how they could be remained immuned to the infection while attending the examination physically. Right at this pandemic situation their concerns should be given due consideration,” he wrote.Now AAP MP @SanjayAzadSln Writes to Union Minster for Education @DrRPNishank to postpone #JEE_NEET @AamAadmiParty #NEETJEE #StudentLivesMatter #neetjeepostpone pic.twitter.com/KV8wELT1DS— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 22, 2020Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also appealed to Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, to cancel the entrance exams in view of the COVID-19 situation and make an alternative arrangement for admission this year. The issue of creating overseas test centers for the NEET examination is also pending consideration before the Top Court, and is listed for hearing today. The Supreme Court also last week dismissed a plea seeking a direction upon the CBSE to not force the students of class 10th and 12th in the compartment category, to appear in the compartment examination. [Compartment Exams] SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Cancellation Of Compartment Exam Reportedly, student representatives of some universities, including Hyderabad Central University, Aligarh Muslim University and JNU, have written to the National Testing Agency over issues pertaining to the recently declared exam date of UGC NET.Next Storylast_img read more

Man charged following a drugs seizure in Derry

first_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Man charged following a drugs seizure in Derrycenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A man has been charged following a drugs seizure in Derry yesterday. Waterside Neighbourhood Team seized approximately £14,000 of controlled drugs following a proactive search of a property in the Kilfennan area of the city.Tactical Support Group officers also assisted in the operation and recovered suspected counterfeit goods.The 24 year old has been charged with a number of offences including Possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply and trading in counterfeit products and is expected toappear at Derry Magistrates Court today.A 20 year old woman also arrested has been released on bail pending further enquiries. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Previous articleDigger set alight in GweedoreNext articleInvestigation launched into early morning assault in Letterkenny News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 19, 2021 last_img read more