Stoic, respectful reception or rowdiest event of the year?

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 19 local educators honored at Teacher Appreciation Reception The Chamber of Commerce held its annual Teacher Appreciation Reception. The event was held at a church.That lead sentence doesn’t exactly conjure up visions of a carnival-like, bring in the fire hoses to calm them down, too noisy to hear yourself think, dinosaur attending atmosphere, but show up at The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher Appreciation Reception at Trinity Christian School Gymnasium, and that’s exactly what you’ll get.“I promised two first-time attendees that this would be the rowdiest event of the year,” said Chamber President Laura Heiselman, as the audience made up mostly of teachers from schools in the Apopka area went wild as if on cue. “And I can see you won’t disappoint me.”19 educators from local public, private, and charter schools were honored with the title “Teacher of the Year.” Each recipient received a plaque, a flower, and bone-jarring applause from the crowd that shook the Trinity Gymnasium and undoubtedly broke all decibel levels for noise at an awards ceremony-type event.They cheered, they screamed, they held up giant posters of their winners, they displayed banners of their heroes, and they celebrated together with emotion and passion that teachers rarely get to display.“Teachers are my heroes,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “I see what they have to go through. I see the dedication to their students. My heart just goes out to them. At least while I am Mayor, the City of Apopka will make a commitment to embrace education as a pillar of success throughout the community. I’m a passionate supporter of education and my congratulations to you all.”Among the local sponsors of the event were: Anuvia Planet Inspired Products, Sam’s Club, Florida Hospital – Apopka, Shren Yeager State Farm, Victory Church World Outreach, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, Sage Dental, Central Florida Educator’s Credit Union, McCoy Federal Credit Union Community Health Centers and The City of Apopka. Teacher Of The Year Honorees: Gabriella Solorzano (AMI Kids Orlando), Christina Chamberlin (Apopka Christian Academy), Susanne Knapp (Apopka Elementary School), Erika Houvouras (Apopka High School), Jessica Schweitzer (Apopka Memorial Middle School), Myrna Ossa (Clay Springs Elementary School), Mary Grupp (Dream Lake Elementary School), Ayeshah Little (Lakeville Elementary School), Maria Collado (Lovell Elementary School), Byron Medina (Phillis Wheatley Elementary School), Stephen Fulmer (Piedmont Lakes Elementary School), Shayana Lemon-Brookins (Prarie Lake Elementary School), April Cooke (Rock Springs Elementary School), Jose Vazquez (Sheeler Charter High School), Barbara Shaver (Trinity Christian School), Cheryl Butler (Wekiva High School), April Ware (Wolf Lake Elementary School), Sheila Jackson (Wolf Lake Middle School), Maria Anglada (Zellwood Elementary School).Congratulations to you all and thank you for your service. TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceTeacher of the year Previous articleWekiva advances past Apopka 56-45Next articleIt’s National Pizza and Bagel Day – Get Local Deals Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

SCOPE / mA-style architects

first_img SCOPE / mA-style architects Photographs:  Kai NakamuraSave this picture!© Kai NakamuraRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. A big pipe sticks out from the valley. It totally focuses like a telescope while looking around the opening scenery. Makinohara plateau that lined with a tea plantation and houses along a gentle slope spreads out here. Here is nice and full of nature. I felt that it is necessary for client who has lived long there to find the way of building which could realize charm of this land again.  Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraWhile investigating surroundings and sites thoroughly, I began to think what kind of house suitable is. At first, this site consists of tiered stone wall. Also, it was a land slide prevention area and under the cliff regulation. That’ s why I was limited and was not able to use the whole site for the construction. Therefore, I constituted pipe-formed second floor part.  Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThe plane constitution of this pipe is a trapezoid. Because the view of the room to the north is beautiful, the foot spreads out towards the north. I made a big opening for the north side.  Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThis opening projects only scenery. In addition, it catches the change of the season and daily weather directly. Talks with a person and the scenery are born there. Not only the opening project scenery, but also it brings rich light and wind. Simple space constitution makes the room comfortable.  Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraFurthermore, I made internal space and an outside border with the space vague to plan harmony with the scenery. I groped for the constitution of the details part not to insist on to realize it. I enabled it by making facilities and storing and opening simple.  Save this picture!PlansThere is nice and full of nature in local area. What are the natural environments that are rich for us? It will be the environment where nature is opposite the building which we live in equally and obediently. There is the richness that we can realize by tying human and the nature through architecture. Project gallerySee allShow lessPiraeus Antiquities Museum Competition Entry / PARArticlesGSO Nürnberg Information Centre Competition Entry / Studio DMTWArticles Share ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•駿河区 (Suruga), Japan Architects: mA-style architects Area Area of this architecture project SCOPE / mA-style architectsSave this projectSaveSCOPE / mA-style architects Houses Photographs Year:  Area:  94 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 CopyAbout this officemA-style architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHouses駿河区 (Suruga)JapanPublished on February 12, 2013Cite: “SCOPE / mA-style architects” 12 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY”last_img read more

V2 House / Studio Guilherme Torres

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Brazil Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio+ 31Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio Guilherme TorresOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureSão PauloBrazilPublished on April 30, 2019Cite: “V2 House / Studio Guilherme Torres” [Casa V2 / Studio Guilherme Torres] 30 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 Houses 2018 Area:  1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project V2 House / Studio Guilherme TorresSave this projectSaveV2 House / Studio Guilherme Torres Photographs Photographs:  Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Crafted in the heart of one of the most high-end neighbourhoods of São Paulo, the 1100m2 residence was built by the owner’s grandparents in the 1960s. The original house was designed following a neoclassical style and had a very closed and compartmentalised floor plan. The project aimed to rethink the spatial distribution of the environments, opening the internal spaces and creating new structures that transformed the house into a contemporary work of art, in total harmony with the client, a young DJ and music producer. The house presents itself with a very sophisticated yet informal style, and was developed using a palette of timeless materials of white Brazilian marbles contrasting with an elaborate ebony woodwork.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioAll the furniture was entirely designed by the architect, who is also and designer. The sofas in the main living room and the fireplace room are covered in fabric and leather, in a modular system that allows infinite combinations. The dining table, purposely just mountedwith one chair, sustains the dramatic mood of the decor. Pictures and objects are few and belong to the personal collection of the owner. The ebony wood walls hide doors and spaces like the wine cellar, which is separated from the office designed with acrylic panels that create a tasting area and accommodate wines, one of the owners great passion.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioOn the upper floor, a generous 140 m2 master suite integrates bedroom, terrace, closet and bathrooms without any formal divisions. Walls with luminous panels mixed with ebony wood panels create subtle divisions. Again, all the furniture was developed especially for these spaces. All the upper floor spaces open to black perforated movable metal panels, creating a very strong graphic effect: pixelating the crowns of the trees that surround the whole construction, giving a surreal touch to a project that does not propose fully decorated spaces, but a careful and detailed selection furniture, that will receive the many layers of affective memory over the years.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioProject gallerySee allShow lessodD+ Architects Design Slender Tower in Ecuador to Connect with NatureArchitecture NewsThe Statue of Liberty Museum is Set to Open in New YorkArchitecture News Share V2 House / Studio Guilherme Torres CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Year: last_img read more

The Soul Home / Ho Khue Architects

first_imgArchitects: Ho Khue Architects Area Area of this architecture project The Soul Home / Ho Khue ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Soul Home / Ho Khue Architects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard The Soul Home / Ho Khue Architects CopyAbout this officeHo Khue ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookHòa HảiVietnamPublished on October 04, 2019Cite: “The Soul Home / Ho Khue Architects” 04 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?岘港‘心灵之家’ / Ho Khue Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Vietnam CopyHouses•Hòa Hải, Vietnam Save this picture!Courtesy of Ho Khue Architects+ 43Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img Projects Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2018 “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Ho Khue ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panels – Soft Cells ReflectiveEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The Soul Home is located in an urban growing suburb of Da Nang, Vietnam. The house is built for a family with 3 generations. The grandfather stayed in northern Vietnam living a simple and hardworking life doing farming. The couple studied and are working in Da Nang i.e Central Vietnam and the kids have always been influenced by modern and western culture while growing up. Visiting their countryside home evokes nostalgic memories of childhood vacations.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ho Khue ArchitectsThe user wanted a modern house while keeping simple and traditional beliefs. A home where the grandfather also feels homely as a village house. It was a challenge to juxtapose the rural and modern believes and lifestyles of members of the family. The private and common spaces of the house are organized differently around a central patio, this design solution was born out of the need to respect each family member’s daily life. The result is an “exploded house”, where the dwelling is composed of isolated volumes.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Sections AThe private spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms are separated from the common spaces like kitchen, dining and family room. The isolated volumes are connected via a bridge which also encourages movement and visual connection. In order to recreate the essence of a countryside home the spaces have exposed brick finishes; earthy and homely. In Da Nang, winds are very strong throughout the year due to which mainstream houses are always a rigid block and with common walls. The isolated volumes in this design make it challenging to reduce the inner heat of spaces and maintain cool micro-climate.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ho Khue ArchitectsThe green courtyard and roof help in creating a green envelope over the spaces which help in filtering hot and sandy winds keeping the interiors cool. The narrow way from blocks opens up into the courtyard with a waterbody energizing the atmosphere. The horizontal and vertical green on the building can be used for urban farming of local vegetation with fruits, vegetables, herbs etc for a healthy family lifestyle.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ho Khue ArchitectsThe farming will help grandfather keep the essence of his lifestyle helping the family live healthily. The site is located in a plotting scheme, the blocks in the design are surrounded by vegetation within the site which acts as a visual barrier. Over time family becomes wider and so should the house, the separate spaces and blocks encourage each individual to have privacy and personal space. The Soul Home is an attempt to create a module for a sustainable long-lasting house in which many members can live separately but with togetherness.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ho Khue ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Shiraiwa / 2id ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAD ARCHITECTURE Office / AD ARCHITECTURESelected Projects Share Houseslast_img read more

Happy 40th birthday to Craigmyle

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 Researching massive growth in giving. Happy 40th birthday to Craigmyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising consultancy Craigmyle celebrated its 40th birthday last month with a reception hosted by Anthea Lady Craigmyle. Howard Lake | 9 November 1999 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies read more

$1.9 Trillion stimulus bill: relief or ripoff?

first_imgThese slightly edited remarks were made during Workers World Party’s March 11 webinar, “Stimulus Bill — Relief or Ripoff?” moderated by Ted Kelly, WWP-Philadelphia.Ted Kelly. Credit: WW PHOTOTed Kelly: The U.S. Congress passed a bipartisan stimulus bill on March 6. Tonight’s roundtable with young revolutionary workers from Workers World Party will discuss what that means for poor, working and oppressed people.Biden’s campaign promise for the $15 an hour minimum wage was taken out. Extended unemployment benefits in the bill fell from $400 to $300. Two-thirds of U.S. workers report living paycheck-to-paycheck since COVID-19 hit. Nearly half were in that predicament already, due to low wages combined with exorbitant costs of housing and other necessities.But U.S. billionaire wealth increased by $1.3 trillion after the pandemic began. Millions of people lost their jobs, but the superrich increased their wealth by over 40%. Let’s turn to our panelists. What do you think about the stimulus bill?  Megan Murray. WW PhotoMegan Murray, WWP-Philadelphia: The stimulus bill does not constitute a break from neoliberal logic. What neoliberal has meant is government intervention in a submerged or backhanded way for the market. For instance, the Affordable Care Act requires an expenditure of government funding, but not in a direct way like food stamps. With the ACA, people are dying because they can’t afford insulin; people are in hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical debt. The ACA has helped some workers gain access to health care, but by tinkering with the market rate. It hasn’t changed the fact that our health care and our well-being is commodified. So insurance companies, health care businesses, pharmaceutical companies have continually increased their profits. Neoliberal governments intervene to allow the market to sustain itself when certain companies become unprofitable or temporarily unprofitable, but also to ensure that people are getting the bare minimum in order to survive and keep working — without that costing any company its profits.We can see the stimulus bill has that same kind of model.Ezra Echo. WW PhotoWWP-Buffalo: Wages at $15 an hour — Congress could have done that to improve the standard of life for so many workers. Because they didn’t, we still see subminimum wages for service industry workers like myself. We still see disabled workers paid subminimum wages. That could have been rectified in this bill, but they chose not to do that. We have a Democratically controlled White House; we have a Democratically controlled Senate and Congress. So what exactly is stopping them? This is proof that capitalist “democracy” will always find a way to push back what we really need. Now I think instead of $15, we should demand $25 be the minimum wage — just to scare them!Devin Cole. WW PhotoDevin Cole, WWP-Central Gulf Coast: Simply put, it’s not enough — $1,400 in a lot of big cities is not enough to even cover a month’s rent! Some people have been out of work for a year. I lost my job as a result of COVID. It’s not enough to give people money for one, two, even three months of rent — and that’s all they can spend it on. When millions of people are unemployed right now, there’s no kind of safety net. I’m in northwest Florida; down here we have Gulf Power, and they’re overcharging people for electricity. I know people whose power bills are more than $1,400 right now, and they have no way to pay that off because they’ve been unemployed for six or seven or eight months. There are water shutoffs. Evictions have resumed again. There is no safety net. This is as if someone was drowning, and you threw an inner tube out to them, and it had a hole in it, and it was rapidly losing air pressure. That’s going to help them for about 30 seconds, and then they’re going to be back in trouble again. The right wing hates the stimulus because the right wing will hate, if even so much as a dollar is taken from their profits. Revolutionary socialists hate this bill because it doesn’t go far enough!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Outspoken TV host freed

first_img RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan to go further News News News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Mohammed Naseer Fayyaz, the host of the programme Haqeeqat (The Truth) on privately-owned Ariana TV, who was arrested yesterday by members of the Directorate for National Security (DNS) at the government’s behest.“Harsh comments were made on the air about two ministers and the president but the government is making a mistake when it arrests the host of an outspoken current affairs programme,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In a democracy, government ministers are not supposed to take justice into their own hands. It is up to the courts to decide whether someone is guilty of a crime.”The press freedom organisation added: “This latest incident is indicative of the growing tension between the press and the government, especially the ministry of information and culture.”Fayyaz was arrested on 28 July after going to DNS headquarters in response to a summons. The head of Ariana TV told Agence France-Presse that he got an SMS message from Fayyaz soon after he left for the DNS saying: “I have been arrested.” He was allegedly hit at the time of his arrest. There has been no news of him since then.Fayyaz was very critical of the government on the air the previous day, describing trade minister Mohammad Amin Farhang and energy minister Mohammad Ismail Khan as thieves. Police officers rushed to the TV station and stopped his programme half way through.Fayyaz has been threatened in the past by parliamentarians, including former warlord Abdul Rasul Sayyaf.His arrest followed a government meeting earlier yesterday in which both Fayyaz and the financing of privately-owned TV stations were discussed. Reporters Without Borders has obtained a copy of the minutes of the meeting. They say: “Certain broadcast and print media accuse and insult national figures such as ministers, for example in yesterday’s Haqeeqat programme by Mohammed Naseer Fayyaz.”The minutes continue: “The cabinet envisages that individuals like him and all those in the media who make baseless allegations will be prosecuted at the request of the minister of information and culture (…) The minister of information and culture provided a report on the financial situation of the privately-owned TV stations. It turns out that there are irregularities in their accounts.”Reporters Without Borders urges the government to act with the utmost transparency and honesty in its new policy of controlling the activities of the privately-owned TV stations. Reporters Without Borders hails the release of Ariana TV presenter Mohammed Naseer Fayyaz this afternoon in Kabul. Calls for his release had been made this morning by Afghan parliamentarians and human rights organisations. He is nonetheless charged with insulting two government ministers and President Hamid Karzai.———————————————————–Ariana TV programme host arrested on government’s orders May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en March 11, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Follow the news on Afghanistan July 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Outspoken TV host freed Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF website blocked in Egypt

first_imgNews Receive email alerts to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms August 17, 2017 RSF website blocked in Egypt Egyptian websites try to resist blocking Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed to learn that its website is now one of more than 100 news and information sites that are blocked in Egypt. It calls on the authorities to provide an explanation and to restore access to all blocked sites without delay. News Organisation Access to the RSF site (, which carries information about media freedom violations worldwide in several languages including Arabic, has been blocked within Egypt since 14 August.It is blocked via all Internet Services Providers, including Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat and the state-owned Tedata. By blocking the site, Egypt is joining such non-democratic countries as Iran and China, which has blocked RSF twice in the past.RSF has tried without success to find out why it is blocked. Its staff reached officials at several governmental bodies by telephone, including the ministry of telecommunications and the Supreme Council for Media, but all professed not to know the reason for the blocking or who ordered it.A press officer at the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) said the NTRA was not responsible for the blocking. “This is the first time that the RSF site has been blocked in Egypt,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We are extremely concerned about this iniquitous measure and we expect an explanation from the authorities for why and more than 130 other sites are now inaccessible. “This extensive digital blackout in Egypt is not just a grave attack on freedom of information. It also indicative of a fear on the part of the regime that an informed public could pose a threat to its stability.” Mass blocking cloaked in deafening silenceThe Supreme Council for Media told RSF it would open an investigation into the blocking if RSF submitted a request for an official explanation. But RSF has learned that media outlets such Masr al arabia, Al Bedaiah and Mada Masr have submitted requests of this kind without ever obtaining an explanation. Several blocked sites have filed complaints or have turned to the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate in an attempt to find out the reasons for the blocking and identify the entity responsible. These initiatives have also so far been unsuccessful.The website blocking began without warning or explanation on 24 May, when several dozen were blocked. The list of blocked sites has grown steadily ever since. It is the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), an Egyptian NGO, that puts the number of sites now blocked at 135.The targets include electronic media, the online versions of traditional media and the sites of human rights NGOs and think tanks. They also include sites offering VPN services or the Tor Browser, which enable Internet users to circumvent website blocking.“Egypt is now in a digital black hole,” Lina Attalah said last month. Attalah is the editor of Mada Masr, an influential independent newspaper that is published in both Arabic and English.RSF notes that its site was blocked shortly after it posted a press release condemning the fact that Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a photojournalist also known as Shawkan, had just completed four years in illegal and arbitrary detention.Shawkan has been held ever since his arrest on 14 August 2013, while covering a demonstration in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and the ensuing use of force by the security forces to break up the protest.In today’s media environment, journalists are often imprisoned or subjected to judicial harassment, media outlets are censored or controlled, and new media are under the regime’s thumb. Egypt is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. July 5, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

Talent Experience Plattform Phenom übernimmt Münchner Start-up Talentcube

first_img Talent Experience Plattform Phenom übernimmt Münchner Start-up Talentcube Previous articlePet parents are looking for more than just a reward for their furry friendsNext articleGeoverse Joins with Sigma IT Consulting and Senseware to Help Enterprises Prepare for a Safe Return to the Office in 2021 Digital AIM Web Support Talent Experience Plattform Phenom übernimmt Münchner Start-up Talentcube Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img TAGS  Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

HSE: New Letterkenny General E.D. will open in the summer

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It has been confirmed that the new Emergency Department at Letterkenny General will be opened and operational in either June or July of this year.The news was delivered in the Dail along with an assessment by the Special Delivery Unit of the HSE which found the current Emergency Department at Letterkenny General has been performing very well.The information was given to Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn after he described a crisis situation at Letterkenny General Hospital which has staff working in an impossible situation.And after highlighting the issue of over-crowding, the Deputy was told by Kathleen Lynch TD, on behalf of the Health Minister, that the HSE’s information is that over-crowding is not an issue:We will have more on this story on Wednesday news updates. By News Highland – January 17, 2012 Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleGlasgow police ‘puzzled’ by Inishowen man’s murderNext articleCounty Councillors debate mobile phone mast location restrictions News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Newsx Adverts Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Google+ HSE: New Letterkenny General E.D. will open in the summerlast_img read more