first_img Please enter your comment! From the Orange County NewsroomOn Thursday, April 15, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced a new mobile vaccine site coming to Apopka-Vineland Rd., as well as options now available for homebound residents. Here are the key takeaways from his COVID-19 news conference.NEW ORANGE COUNTY MOBILE VACCINATION SITE COMING TO APOPKA-VINELAND RD.Orange County’s mobile vaccination site at Barber Park will continue serving the surrounding community until Friday, April 16, 2021. The mobile site will return to Barber Park at a later date to provide pre-scheduled second doses.Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, the mobile site will be at Silver Star Recreation Center, and will operate during the following times and hours:Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 24, 2021Silver Star Recreation Center2801 N Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818Appointments only: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Walk-ups only: Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or until capacity is reached. Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear The site will administer up to 1,000 Pfizer-brand vaccines per day. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year old residents, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.Appointments are now open. For more information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.VACCINES FOR HOMEBOUND RESIDENTSResidents who are homebound or do not have reliable access to transportation may be eligible for the Florida Department of Health’s and Florida Division of Emergency Management’s homebound vaccination program.Residents can visit ocfl.net/HomeboundVaccine to access a request form. After the form is submitted, the Florida Division of Emergency Management will review the request.For more information, please email [email protected] or call 3-1-1.APPOINTMENTS NOW OPEN AT CONVENTION CENTERBeginning Friday, April 16, 2021, at 9 a.m., the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the convenient drive-thru vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center.Hundreds of appointments will be available each day from Monday, April 19, 2021 through Saturday April 24, 2021. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year-old residents, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for more information.VACCINE OPPORTUNITY IN PINE HILLS AND HOLDEN HEIGHTSOrange County Fire Rescue Division continues its COVID-19 vaccination outreach program. Medical staff from Fire Rescue, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and the Florida Department of Emergency Management will be at the following locations for one day only to provide vaccines to residents who are 18 years old and older.Monday April 26, 2021 – Pine Hills Community Center, 6408 Jennings Road, Orlando, FL 32818; Appointments only: 407-254-9107 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Tuesday April 27, 2021 – Holden Heights Community Center, 1201 20th St., Orlando, FL 32805; Appointments only: 407-836-6770For more information about vaccine efforts in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.#IGOTMYSHOTOn Wednesday, Orange County Mayor Demings, Orlando Mayor Dyer and other officials – along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orlando Economic Partnership, Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, and Universal Orlando – revealed the “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign designed to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths, highlight trusted voices in the community, and encourage residents to get vaccinated.The goal of the campaign is to reach the desired “community immunity” level of 79 percent as soon as possible. To track vaccination progress or for more information, visit ocfl.net/IGotMyShot. TAGSAppointmentsCOVID-19Homebound ResidentsMayor Jerry DemingsMobile SiteOrange County Convention CenterOrange County GovernmentSilver Star Recreation CenterVaccination Previous articleApopka Police Dept. officers run for a worthy causeNext articleHIV and HEP C Testing at Hope CommUnity Center Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

first_img Great Gulf Active House / Superkül inc Projects 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/503066/great-gulf-active-house-superkul-inc Clipboard “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeSuperkül incOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThoroldHousesCanadaPublished on May 12, 2014Cite: “Great Gulf Active House / Superkül inc” 12 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Torben EskerodPhotographs:  Torben Eskerod Great Gulf Active House / Superkül incSave this projectSaveGreat Gulf Active House / Superkül inc General Contractor: Architects: Superkül inc Area Area of this architecture project Canada CopyHouses•Thorold, Canadacenter_img Year:  Save this picture!© Torben Eskerod+ 8 Share ArchDaily Photographs Architects In Charge:Andre D’Elia, Meg GrahamProject Architect:Wendy WisbrunCity:ThoroldCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Torben EskerodText description provided by the architects. The Thorold Active House is designed to push the boundaries of green Canadian residential development, by meeting the current Active House standards: ensuring high energy efficiency, a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, and an uplifting space filled with an abundance of natural light and air.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodCreativityThe Active House is a Danish metric that emphasizes energy efficiency, low environmental impact, and superior indoor environmental quality. Located in a residential development in Southern Ontario, the house – built by Great Gulf, one of Canada’s largest home builders – aims to shift the expectations of the single-family home away from traditional design and ‘luxury’ finishes, neither of which contributes to human or environmental health.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodThe qualitative aspects of the house are guided by natural daylight and ventilation and how they can fundamentally change the feeling of a house. Unusual for a builder home, the Thorold Active House has an open cross-axial plan with a series of operable roof skylights and windows that suffuse the house with sufficient daylight that little to no artificial lighting is needed during the day. The skylights and windows are equally designed to provide natural ventilation. A full width deck at the rear of the house reinforces a visually seamless transition from the indoors-out, and encourages the occupants to keep the sliding glass deck doors open.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodContextUsing the existing local design guidelines of a traditional gabled roof design and adapting them for the House yielded a multi-functional design that was the basis for an open plan, an abundance of interior daylight, and a house of superior environmental performance. The proportions and massing of the House are derived from the design guidelines ensuring that House sits naturally beside its more traditional neighbors.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodSustainabilityThe thermal environment of the house was designed to optimize comfort and efficiency using zoned heating, HRVs and a high efficiency furnace. The design maximizes solar heat gain in the winter through south facing glazing. Overhangs and operable shades help keep the house cool in the summer. A heavily insulated building envelope and a home automation system integrates motorized shades, lighting controls, skylights and windows with the heating/cooling system to help ensure that the house operates as efficiently as possible.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodA cistern and rain water collection system was installed to reduce the use of municipal water in the garden and to flush the toilets. A solar domestic hot water system and drain water heat recovery further contribute to reducing the house’s environmental impact.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodFrom the outset the house was designed as a prefabricated panelized wood structure, to both reduce construction waste and the length of onsite construction. Wall, floor and roof panels were factory built, flat packed and brought by truck to the site. The entire framing of the house was erected in just a few days.Good businessGreat Gulf, as one of the country’s largest home builders, is simultaneously concerned with being an innovative, forward-thinking company, and a company that competes effectively within the residential market. This project was a leap of faith, in a market that has not to date shown any particular interest in sustainability. It was also very much a learning process, one that has galvanized around achieving design and process efficiency so that the company can move forward building the next version of the house, which is slated to begin design in February 2014.LegacyThe Thorold Active House is a watershed in Canadian residential development, one that simultaneously pushes the boundaries of sustainable and modern design for the thousands of new homes built in this country every year.Project gallerySee allShow lessTwenty Years Later, What Rural Studio Continues to Teach Us About Good DesignArticlesGarcias House / Warm ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/503066/great-gulf-active-house-superkul-inc Clipboard Area:  3290 ft² Area:  3290 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Great Gulf 2013 “COPY”last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Sanryo General Contracting Year:  Area:  106 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: TAKATINA LLC Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868908/black-box-house-takatina-llc Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Osmo, IOC Flooring, NISC COLOR Photographs:  Mikiko Kikuyama Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeTAKATINA LLCOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on April 11, 2017Cite: “Black Box House / TAKATINA LLC” 11 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Japan Japan Photographs Black Box House / TAKATINA LLCSave this projectSaveBlack Box House / TAKATINA LLCSave this picture!© Mikiko Kikuyama+ 33 Share “COPY” Contractor: “COPY” Architect of Record: Black Box House / TAKATINA LLC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868908/black-box-house-takatina-llc Clipboard Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaText description provided by the architects. The Black Box House, designed for an international fashion buyer and his family of four, sits in a hilly suburban residential district with detached houses, about 15 miles west of Tokyo. The elevated 1,862 sqft/173 sqm corner lot is surrounded by light colored stucco houses with roadside windows covered by curtains which are a common suburban scenery in Japan.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineRejecting this outside scenery while creating an introspective microcosmos filled with natural light and wind became the main concept of this house.  Due to the adjacent north side street descending and zoning restriction, fenestration was gathered mainly at this side to disperse a soft glow throughout the day without any window treatment for privacy.  Large sliding door connects the main living area to a secluded south facing garden terrace which creates a buffer zone to the adjacent house while the vertical slot window on the west captures the sky and sunset.   Inspired by Carl Andrea’s minimalist art, the two story monolithic volume and plane creates a geometric composition to organize a public first floor, a private second floor, garden and parking space.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanInterior space extends beyond its volume with this careful fenestration arrangement and enjoys play of light while creating a barrier from the suburban landscape.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe black industrial galvanium panel commonly used for factory and warehouse was erected to cover this simple volume without any ornamentation to meet the budget and client’s affection for machine-like aesthetics.  The buiding height was coordinated with maximum panel size to eliminate horizontal panel joint and window plane was moved to the exterior panel face.   These details further emphasize its monolithic appearance.  Insertion of unornamented polished concrete plinth and freestanding wall completes the exterior composition of the metal box.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe client had formerly lived in lofts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for ten years before settling back to Tokyo with his family.   Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaHis desire to live in an open space is reflected on the first floor loft space which features a 11’/ 3.35m ceiling height with exposed wood framing. The palette of white walls, polished concrete, dark stained exposed wood framing creates a calm contrast within the space which is inspired by the Japanese “Minka”, a traditional farmhouse that originated in the early 1600’s. A custom folded wood stair floats weightlessly within the space and becomes a sculptural background for the client’s favorite Grete Jalk designed chair from Denmark.  Save this picture!SectionElegantly hung Poul Poulsen pendant lamp marks the dining area in front of the Donald Judd inspired island with stainless steel counter top. This design reflects the client’s transcultural interest and creates a canvas for his amazing art and mid-century furniture collection. Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe second floor, covered in walnut hardwood flooring, has a more domestic atmosphere with modest ceiling height and comprises the study, master bedroom, children’s bedrooms and bathroom. Olive green canvas drapery was installed with a hidden track to create a flexible space arrangement in the children’s bedroom and study area for future modification. Custom study desk with iron leg was carefully placed in front of the large picture window to overlook the mountain view.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaProject gallerySee allShow lessSkyCity Challenge 17Built Projects & MasterplansSunshine Beach House / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architect In Charge:Takaaki KawabataCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess Specs 2016 Shigeru Kuwahara Architectslast_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian today reports that WWF, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, is undertaking a legal proceeding against the World Wrestling Federation to protect its identity in terms of use of the three letters WWF.The charity’s action is based on claims that the World Wrestling Federation went back on an agreement drawn up six years ago which restricted the use of the initials WWF on the Internet and in other places. WWF v WWF Howard Lake | 30 August 2000 | News Advertisement 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. read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this In a March 26 press release Project South revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., went on a hunger strike to bring attention to COVID-19-related issues in the jail.Demonstration against Stewart Detention CenterGeorgia community organizers became aware of the March 24 hunger strike in which about 350 prisoners in Stewart participated. The goal was to raise awareness that they are inhumanely caged in an ICE facility while coronavirus spreads in jails, prisons and ICE detention facilities across the country. About 2,000 people are detained at Stewart Detention Center, with 62 immigrants sharing each housing area.“We’re just waiting to get infected!!” Ventura Quintanar-Rico, 32, of Mexico told the undocumented Latinx rights group Siembra NC. “They’re not taking the most basic coronavirus precautions here. If one of us gets infected, all of us will.  We are not able to stay 6 feet apart from each other, we share space with 62 people. We don’t want to die here and it usually takes 3 to 4 days to get medical attention.”Even before the U.S. outbreak of coronavirus, detainees in Stewart had difficulty accessing medicines they needed. A man with diabetes told activists he has been asking the detention center for his medication all week, with no luck.Detainees report asking for doctors when they are sick and having appointments delayed for up to three days. The nearest hospital to Stewart is in Cuthbert, Ga., over 20 miles away. Detainees must eat from shared plates. Up to 200 are squeezed together when it is time to eat. Stewart detainees are also reporting that employees do not take basic sanitary precautions, such as using gloves or hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the facility.Stewart detainees say officers asked them to ration one roll of toilet paper each for two weeks, claiming nearby stores do not have enough toilet paper and other supplies. On top of the previous issues, many detainees have preexisting conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 if there were to be an outbreak.‘We don’t care if you get sick’Siembra NC reported that in meetings held between ICE officials and about 62 detained immigrants on March 24, an ICE officer allegedly explicitly said: “We don’t care if you get sick. We don’t care if you eat or don’t. It’s not my problem … isn’t going to change anything.”Project South reported that over 40 new detained immigrants were brought into Stewart each day last week, and while their temperatures are taken, they are not tested for COVID-19. CoreCivic, the owner and operator of the private Stewart prison, claimed it had purchased testing kits for COVID-19, according to Project South.Prisons and detention centers around Georgia are already reporting outbreaks and deaths from COVID-19. Lee State Prison reported six people testing positive for COVID-19,  with one death. Thirteen men are in medical isolation for flu-like symptoms, with two awaiting COVID-19 test results, according to the March 27 Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Inmates and guards at other state prisons and county jails are reported to have COVID-19. Two inmates at Atlanta’s federal prison have tested positive for the coronavirus.last_img read more

first_img Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articlePence Plan Makes New Road Funding Available Without Raising Taxes Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Over the same period, estimates of the crop condition remained stable with 68 percent of the crop in good or excellent condition. At this time last year, 74 percent of the crop fell within this range. Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Harvest Reaches Half Way Mark Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Harvest Reaches Half Way Mark “While estimates of the crop in the northern regions of the Corn Belt could still shift as harvest gets further underway, we can now see a clearer picture of the 2015 corn grown over much of the country,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling, a grower from Maryland. “Despite difficulties with early season flooding, the overall crop is on track to have the second-highest national average yield on record. At NCGA, we continuously work to grow demand for this sustainable, abundant crop as our nation’s farmers work hard to get it in the bins.” SHARE With mild temperatures and little to no rain, the weather conditions were near ideal for corn and soybean harvest, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Some farmers were able to work in the fields nearly every day this week due to above average temperatures and no frost. The dry days helped to continue drying down commercial corn and soybean plants. However, several southern counties are considered to be abnormally dry and classified under moderate drought, according to the latest drought monitor. There were 6.4 days available for fieldwork, 0.8 more days than last week.Corn and soybean harvest continued to progress nicely, with only few fog delays during the week. Both crops are drying down better than expected, allowing farmers to get them off the fields relatively quickly. Soybean yields remain favorable on average and are fairly consistent across the State.Conversely, farmers are seeing more variable yields for commercial corn as a result of the over-abundance of moisture that occurred in June. Conditions of both corn and soys have improved slightly over the past few weeks. Winter wheat plantings are well ahead of last year and the five year average and are beginning to emerge nicely. Farmers in the drought areas have been hesitant to plant wheat until more moisture arrives. A few fall hay fields were cut and baled. Other activities included harvesting processing tomatoes, finishing up seed corn and silage harvest, tilling fields, laying tile, planting cover crops, spreading fertilizer, and spraying for winter annuals.Regionally, soybeans harvested was 63% complete in the North, 64% in Central, and 58% in the South. Soybeans rated in good to excellent condition was 48% in the North, 52% in Central, and 51% in the South. Corn harvested for grain was 44% complete in the North, 35% in Central, and 67% in the South. Corn rated in good to excellent condition was 41% in the North, 50% in Central, and 59% in the South. By region, winter wheat planted was 63% in the North, 56% in Central, and 27% in the South.NationallyHarvest is progressing nearly exactly on schedule according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported today. With 42 percent of the crop was harvested as of Sunday, ranging from 88 percent of the North Carolina crop to 15 percent of Colorado’s and North Dakota’s, total progress came with in one percentage point of the five-year average. By Gary Truitt – Oct 13, 2015 last_img read more

first_imgRenee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Organizers invited attendees to share their experiences and thoughts about racism and sexism. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Linkedin TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Linkedin Facebook Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Renee Umsted Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Twitter Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Previous articleHoroscope: February 5, 2020Next articleNews Now 2/5/20 Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ printOrganizers invited those who attended to share their stories, concerns and demands. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoAbout 40 students and faculty members gathered at Frog Fountain Wednesday to call for the removal of faculty named in a lawsuit against the John V. Roach Honors College and speak out against racism and sexism and at TCU. The student-organized protest was held to support Jane Doe, the unnamed student who filed suit against TCU claiming that she was physically and verbally abused last summer by honors faculty during a month-long trip to Washington, D.C. The protest was led by Saffyre Falkenberg, Elaine Lysinger and Kaylee Henderson, graduate students in the English program at TCU.Last week, the university officials held listening sessions to hear from students about their experiences of hatred and abuse.Before inviting attendees to share their stories about discrimination on campus, Falkenberg called for the removal of the faculty members listed in the lawsuit.“I do hope that TCU is paying attention and they take us seriously and start to move in terms of terminating faculty named in the lawsuit and in terms of responding to the list of demands that the students’ issued this morning,” Falkenberg said. Falkenberg’s insistence on the removal of the faculty members is one of several demands expressed by the Coalition for University Justice & Equity (CUJE). This anonymous group of TCU students published a petition online Wednesday that has been signed by over 200 people and has a goal of 500 signees. The list is addressed to Chancellor Victor Boschini, Provost Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg and the board of trustees.Students were invited to bring signs to the protest. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoStudents who attended the protest talked about the ongoing need to speak out against racism and discrimination. “I think now is the time for me to stand up,” said Jernee Goods, a senior undergraduate student. Several speakers specifically wanted more action from professors who had been silent on these issues. “Where is the tenured faculty who have protection,” Lysinger asked. “What are they using their privilege for?” Sophomore music and religion double major Trinity Smith said she came to the protest to support Jane Doe and others who are in similar situations and have not spoken out about their abuse. “I know stuff like this has been happening since the university has been founded, and either no one’s been speaking up or they haven’t been listening, so now this lawsuit is sort of forcing them to listen,” Smith said. However, Smith added that she does not think TCU really cares about the problems discussed in the protest, as the university has not made any changes, despite many people advocating for action. Lysinger said TCU needs to understand systemic failures to make institutional changes to prevent more situations like Jane Doe’s from happening and to create equality. “This stuff making news is finally calling attention to what TCU tries to sweep under the rug, so the louder we can be, the less likely it is that they can continue to sweep this under the rug,” said Henderson, one of the organizers.Falkenberg said they did not currently have any specific plans to hold similar events in the future, though they might organize again, depending on what happens on campus. last_img read more

first_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of essayist Chen Daojun, who was sentenced today by a people’s court in Chengdu, in the western province of Sichuan, to three years in prison and three years’ loss of political rights for “inciting subversion of state authority” in three articles posted online.“Chen Daojun is guilty only of expressing his views on Chinese politics,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is the second cyber-dissident to be convicted this year by a Chengdu court, following Huang Qi, who was arrested on 10 June because of his online articles criticising the management of humanitarian aid after the 12 May earthquake in Sichuan. By jailing Internet users in this fashion, the authorities have once again shown they are unable to handle criticism.”An environmental activist, Chen, 40, was arrested on 9 May on a charge of “trying to subvert state authority” after taking part in a protest against an environmental threat. In an article posted four days before on YiBao (ChinaEweekly), an overseas Chinese website, he had called for a halt to the construction of a petrochemical plant 40 km outside the city.On 5 November, the Chengdu court formally charged him with “separatism” in connection with the three articles for which he was finally convicted on the subversion charge.The three offending articles were:- “Misgovernment drives people to Revolt – My Respect to the Tibetans struggling heroically” (http://2newcenturynet.blogspot.com/2008/04/blog-post_7713.html). It referred to the street rioting in Lhasa in March. – “What to Do after the Seventeenth Congress?” (http://www.newcenturynews.com/Article/gd/200711/20071117100747.htm). It commented on the Communist Party congress held in November 2007. Read the verdict (in Chinese) ChinaAsia – Pacific November 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Political essayist gets three years in prison for three articles posted online April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News March 12, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on China Organisation center_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific – “The Backgrounds of the Anti-West Chinese” (http://www.fireofliberty.org/article/7867.asp). It looked at the Chinese boycotts of certain French and US products in April 2008.“This is one of the most important cases in recent years,” Zhang Yu of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre told Reporters Without Borders. “No one has been given such a severe sentence for just a handful of articles since 2006, when Li Changqing got three years for writing about the 2004 dengue epidemic in Fuzhou (the capital of the southeastern province of Fujian).”Zhang added that only one lawyer in the Chengdu region, Xiang Yang, was notified that the trial was going to take place. He was told on 17 November. The next day, the police summoned him and asked him to explain why he was defending Chen, whose own lawyer, Zhu Jiuhu, had not been told.A Tibetan activist, Walza Norzin Wangmo, was also convicted today. She got a five-year prison sentence for disseminating information about the current situation in Tibet by telephone and Internet. News Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of essayist Chen Daojun, who was sentenced today by a people’s court in Chengdu, in the western province of Sichuan, to three years in prison and three years’ loss of political rights for “inciting subversion of state authority” in three articles posted online. News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figureslast_img read more

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSBrent PopeHunt MuseumIrish Prison ServicelimerickLimerick Prison NewsLocal NewsFallen Bird takes flight through art in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 23, 2014 1161 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Former training unit prisoner and artist Eric Boylan with Brent Pope at the opening of the Fallen Bird exhibition in the Hunt MuseumAN art exhibition, described by RTE rugby pundit Brent Pope as a “vehicle for change” at its launch in the Hunt Museum, has brought together the outstanding artistic talent of prisoners and former prisoners from Limerick and prisons across the country.Aptly titled ‘Fallen Bird’, the bi-annual exhibition hosted by the Irish Prison Service, gives a rare glimpse into the lives of Ireland’s most ‘outsider’ artists.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Launched at the city’s Hunt Museum to a full-house last Friday, the show featured a broad range of stunning artworks produced at Irish prison education units in medium such as oil paints, sculpture, lion prints, mosaic, photography, video and pottery.Speaking at the launch of the exhibition, director general of the Irish Prison Service, Michael Donnellan said that the artists involved, had “fallen out of society”.“Everybody falls. Art and music help hook people who were never in school back into education. This becomes their route back in to second and third chance education and back into society,” said Mr Donnellan.“This exhibition of prisoner art is very important. It is very poignant and I hope people will interact with it,” he added.Prison education aspires to offer a broad curriculum, encompassing academic subjects, Physical Education, Health/Social education and literacy/numeracy courses. Art, craft and design courses are considered an integral part of the curriculum in each of the education units in Irish prisons, with visual arts, music, writing and drama, among the most popular.Brent Pope accepts the gift of an artwork made by inmates at Limerick Prison‘Fallen Bird’, the title of the exhibition, was taken from a stunning oil on canvas piece by Eric, a former training unit internee in Dublin. The talented young artist only picked up a paintbrush for the first time 10 months ago and the end results of his first works are powerful and stunningly evocative.“I always loved drawing but I only started using oil paints when I was in the training unit. It was a great opportunity to be able to do that and I definitely want to develop that skill now. This is what I want to do with the rest of my life,” the budding artist told the Limerick Post.‘Fallen Bird’, an exhibition of artworks by prisoners, runs at the Hunt Museum until November 2. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Previous articleCollege Players and The Rise and Fall of Little VoiceNext articleMungret park plan gets green light Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Twitter Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

first_img  Print This Post About Author: Brianna Gilpin September 17, 2017 1,529 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Five Star Institute President & CEO Ed Delgado delivers opening remarks.The mortgage industry will soon convene at the 14th annual Five Star Conference and Expo beginning Monday, September 18th and continuing through Wednesday, September 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas.The Five Star Conference and Expo is the largest mortgage servicing and real estate conference in the nation, with six academic labs presented by subject matter experts. Topics for the Five Star Labs include compliance, foreclosure, property management, REO, servicing, and investing.On the evening of Monday, September 18th, Five Star will honor veterans of the U.S. military with the annual Military Heroes Keys for Life event, which will include the presentation of five mortgage free homes to veterans and their families with the support of Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families.The conference will conclude on the afternoon of September 20th with the Women in Housing Leadership Forum where women leaders in the mortgage industry will deliver inspiring keynotes on promoting inclusion throughout the industry.To find more information on the 2017 Five Star Conference and Expo, click here.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com.Other Events in the Week Ahead: Housing Market Index, Monday, 10 a.m. EDTHousing Starts Report, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. EDTFOMC Forecasts, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. EDTFed Chair Press Conference, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. EDTFHFA Home Price Index, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. EDTFreddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Survey, Thursday, 10 a.m. EDT. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save Tagged with: The Five Star Conference and Expo Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: The Five Star Conference and Expo Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Five Star Conference and Expo 2017-09-17 Brianna Gilpin Previous: The Housing Industry: Then and Now Next: Despite Predicted Rate Hike, RMBS Outlook Remains Strong Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: The Five Star Conference and Expo Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more