12 Jul

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

17 Jun

House Rehabilitation In Begur / MANO Arquitectura

first_img 2014 Architects: MANO Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/564999/house-rehabilitation-in-begur-mano-arquitectura Clipboard 2014 Save this picture!© Luis Carbonell+ 16 Share ArchDaily Year:  Houses CopyHouses•Spain photographs:  Luis CarbonellPhotographs:  Luis CarbonellContributors:Milagros MachadoContractor:THK Construcciones S. L.Architect In Charge:Sebastian Machado, Victoria EsborrazCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess Specs Year:  Area:  735 m² Area:  735 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House Rehabilitation In Begur / MANO Arquitectura “COPY” Save this picture!© Luis CarbonellOn the ground floor, we decided to keep only the spaces of public use and the master bedroom; the other rooms would be located at the basement, where we faced lack of light problems and the spatial quality of the rooms. To remediate it we projected two small courtyards in the front and back of the house that allowed us to open large windows and build three bedrooms.Once we solved the rooms problem, we had to open the ground floor tearing down the walls to make it into a single, large space, with only a sliding gate to separate the main bedroom by night.Save this picture!© Luis CarbonellWe decided to keep the perimeter of the façade but replace the wall with glass work in a single skin that ran through all the front façade. In this way, we got a panoramic view from everywhere, which in turn is filtered by the innumerable reflections of the crystals, giving a different perception from every angle.Save this picture!© Luis CarbonellFinally, to solve the problem of direct sunlight exposure through the windows, we projected a concrete pergola of more than 30 meters span, without any intermediate support, that allowed us to create livable and protected interstices where people could meet and eat on summer days.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessLeventis Art Gallery / Feilden Clegg Bradley StudiosSelected ProjectsSV House / Luciano Kruk ArquitectosSelected Projects Share House Rehabilitation In Begur / MANO ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse Rehabilitation In Begur / MANO Arquitectura Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/564999/house-rehabilitation-in-begur-mano-arquitectura Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. Aiguablava is a small beach on the Catalonian Costa Brava, embraced by low mountains, where houses overlook the sea between the pine tree forests.Save this picture!© Luis CarbonellIn the top of a completely flat plot, our clients purchased a construction. They called me to ask if I could help them to adapt the existing house to their real needs. I was a little disappointed, since I had been looking for a plot to build a new house and had all my enthusiasm put into this project. I asked them why they had bought a house that did not fit at all the description of what they wanted. They said it was the only flat plot they could find and the views were wonderful.Save this picture!© Luis CarbonellThe original house, ground floor and basement, had a facade facing the sea, formed by a perimeter wall construction, with many small windows and a very fragmented distribution.Save this picture!© Luis CarbonellThey said “We want to look at the sea! The best of this house is the view, but when we are inside, we can hardly appreciate it. We also want big spaces; we do not need so many rooms”.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanFrom there, what started as a small project became a major intervention. The plan form of the house was already defined, because the maximum of allowed construction was built, so we decided to respect the perimeter in order to keep the original structure.  Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMANO ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSpainPublished on November 13, 2014Cite: “House Rehabilitation In Begur / MANO Arquitectura” 13 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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17 Jun

The Skyscape Rooftop House / WARchitect

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923473/the-skyscape-rooftop-house-warchitect Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923473/the-skyscape-rooftop-house-warchitect Clipboard CopyHouses•Khet Chatuchak, Thailand The Skyscape Rooftop House / WARchitectSave this projectSaveThe Skyscape Rooftop House / WARchitect Projects Manufacturers: AGC, Maenum group, TOA, TrusolClient:Hachi brandArchitects In Charge:Thawin Harnboonseth, Photsawat AparimanCity:Khet ChatuchakCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The project’s owner runs a 5-story apartment. In the past, the rooftop was only used to keep water tanks, leaving a lot of empty space. The owner, therefore, wished to build a small house there for his own use. The rooftop location is an interestingly unique context that sets this project apart from other housing designs.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatInstead of a normal ground, this house has a concrete courtyard. Trees are replaced with vertical lines of tall buildings in the Lat Phrao district. The 0.00 ground level is elevated to the level of over 15.00 meters. In addition, this house would have only the front façade and could not be seen from the side and the back. To avoid creating a stark contrast between this house and the apartment below, our team designed this house so that no one could see it from public roads.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatOur idea was not to make this house feel like a building, but to free it from form. We wanted it to be just a borderless box that emerges out of nowhere in the sky, as if the thickness of the wall and roof were non-existent, but still able to make holes in the ceiling to install curtains, air conditioners, and embed lights.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatSave this picture!DiagramsSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatOur intention was to give an illusion to onlookers that the entire ceiling was in the same straight line even though we featured a drop ceiling and a slope that was intentionally used to make the wall and ceiling look thin. These techniques may not be new in architecture. However, with this rooftop house, it is more special since a short distance between the main structure and the exterior helps disguise the techniques we used.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatConcerning the function, the owner wanted the house to be simple for his private use as he did not frequently receive guests. Taking this into account, we thought that it would be interesting to make this house look more “naked” than usual. The boundary between each room is linked by a courtyard. The functional area is divided according to the grid of the apartment’s pillars underneath, resulting in a six-grid layout. Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatThe front section consists of three grids which are used as 1. a dining area 2. a living room and 3. a bedroom where the owner can see a panoramic view through a large sliding glass door, which when slid close, the door frame will be precisely behind a small pillar, giving an impression that this building does not have a pillar. The back section consists of the remaining three grids which are used as 4. bathrooms 5. a courtyard that can be seen from anywhere in the house and 6. a kitchen.Since the owner already had a large number of Balau wood planks, we used them as the covering material. Even some planks have defects such as cracks, gnarls, marks from saws, and uneven colors, we see them as a natural charm of real wood, so we did not need to discard any of them. When the construction was finished, the final result is a “space” completed with the warm color of wood and the cool tone of the sky, just exactly as we wanted it to be.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatProject gallerySee allShow lessMariana Pestana Curates the 5th Istanbul Design BiennialArchitecture NewsAdam Nathaniel Furman to Create “Paddington Pyramid” for 2019 London Design FestivalArchitecture News Share “COPY” Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: WARchitect Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img 2019 Photographs Save this picture!© Rungkit Charoenwat+ 33Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Photographs:  Rungkit Charoenwat Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  The Skyscape Rooftop House / WARchitect Thailand CopyAbout this officeWARchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKhet ChatuchakThailandPublished on August 23, 2019Cite: “The Skyscape Rooftop House / WARchitect” 23 Aug 2019. 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17 Jun

Wellington St Mixed Use / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

first_img Wellington St Mixed Use / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design Apartments Photographs:  Shannon McGrath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932295/wellington-st-mixed-use-matt-gibson-architecture-plus-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932295/wellington-st-mixed-use-matt-gibson-architecture-plus-design Clipboard Wellington St Mixed Use / Matt Gibson Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveWellington St Mixed Use / Matt Gibson Architecture + DesignSave this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Engineering:Clive Steele Partners, Ross Greer ConsultantsInterior Design:Matt Gibson Architecture + Design with DDB Design
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City:St KildaCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. An open minded client approached us with the opportunity to renew an awkward, narrow & underutilised infill site in inner Melbourne. Located on a strip zoned as business opposite a freeway at one end and in-tact lower rise residential fabric at the other, the brief called for an adaptable building model housing domestic accommodation along with the municipal requirement for business on one or more levels. The clients – a property industry professional and interior designer who live here with their 2 adult children & partners and a young daughter – saw it as an opportunity to embrace inner city living &challenge the traditional ‘quarter acre block’ housing typology in Australia that they had come from to provide a flexible platform to house a multi-generational household and commercial use on the ground level. Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathMulti-gen living is become more prevalent in Australia, driven partly the by the housing affordability crisis but also because it offers convenience, better amenity & keeps costs low through shared resource & family support. In this client’s case, there was a very positive connotation around this which was about location, amenity & a vertical living configuration that could allow for both connection & retreat. Population growth in Melbourne is increasing rapidly. By 2050 Melbourne will be 8 million, doubling it’s population in just 40 years. It is a fact that Melbourne has an oversupply of smaller studio apartments (driven by the international investment market) and on the flip side a shortage of quality family housing.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathWhilst apartment living is one answer to population boom, another answer looks at a more flexible use of land that densify’s across zones incorporating vertical infill living options and through utilizing multi-gen & co-living formats where resources may be shared to enable higher quality built environments and more affordable living options. Contrasting site conditions at the southern and northern ends of the site define the built form. The southern façade facing Wellington Street divides into ten zinc clad boxes of varying setbacks that respond to the neighbours daylight conditions, internal use and the more granular nature of the residential streetscape opposite. Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathAn existing red brick wall and trace element of the previous building is retained and encloses the external entry stair to the main entry door at first floor level, while the ground floor commercial studio with separate access activates the street interface and along with the other transparently glazed ‘tubes’ above blurs the edge of public and private. At the opposite side of the building the facade takes in northern solar exposure while catering to the acoustic requirements of a busy Freeway. The articulated curtain wall echoes the detailing at the front of the building, reflecting the surrounding foliage and urban condition. Direct ground level access to a shared communal park at the rear provides additional amenity.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathSave this picture!Section B – Rear elevationSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathInternally, a large central atrium organises the internal layout about natural daylight, allowing light to penetrate deep into the centre of the building. Mechanical external shades top the void space providing protection from summer sun, while interstitial social zones surrounding the atrium facilitate informal communication between the levels. The ground floor level is given over to commercial use. Above this, internally the program is configured around 3 clear zones – Communal (Living level), Personal (Bedroom levels) and Retreat (access to views and private open space).Save this picture!DiagramLiving and sleeping spaces at the northern and southern ends occupy the full building width. Each bedroom features its own bathroom and breakout space and in many ways feel like individual self contained studios. Ensuite services are stacked, taking a multi-residential approach with a view to a possible future use. The spaces are defined by apertures which overview the constantly changing views of the city and the surrounding kinetic urban landscape of the freeway. Dappled sunlight filters through the large eucalypt trees to the north while neighbouring heritage buildings and roofscapes are framed to the south.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathWellington St Mixed Use falls outside of traditional classifications. Located within a mixed use zone and deliberately ambiguous in its typology it presents as a hybrid model perhaps more readily found in somewhere like Japan where uses and zones are commonly mixed and stratified. Similar in floor area to the terrace houses across the road but utilising only a fraction of the land mass this building embraces a vertical (infill) living model with a program pre-ordained for future change – offering flexibility to convert to 2 or 3 residences, a commercial office space, boutique retail or any mix of the above.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThis typology, and the rise of multi-gen. & co-living environments reflect the wider pattern of Australian households adapting to population growth, housing affordability and changing lifestyles. While the ubiquitous detached family home often occupies a large land parcel, is inward looking and sometimes fortified, apartment offerings are generally too small to support family life or offer future flexibility. This project puts forward a case that flexible and alternative living models are on the rise & will have an increasingly important role to play in filling the fissures of Australian cities.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Beauty of Marble in Interiors and FacadesArticlesBoundary House / AD+studioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:St Kilda VIC 3182, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs “COPY” “COPY” CopyApartments•St Kilda, Australia Australia 2018center_img Projects Lead Architects: ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMatt Gibson Architecture + DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSt KildaOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on January 21, 2020Cite: “Wellington St Mixed Use / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design” 21 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Matt Gibson, Martyn Weaver, Phil Burns, Erica Tsuda Manufacturers: Agape, Dulux, Elitis, FRANKE, Flos, Foscarini, HAY, Helio Screen, Oluce, Parisi, Skyrange, Smeg, Subzero/Wolf, Tom Dixon, Viridian, Wastberg, Creation & Baumann, Ecoflor, Flandre, Jieldé, +1Lightyears-1 Area:  440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture project ESD Consultants: Floyd Energylast_img read more

16 Jun

More jobs advertised

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. More jobs advertised  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We’ve just added two new job vacancies at Charities Aid Foundation on UK Fundraising’s jobs directory.We’ve just added two new job vacancies at Charities Aid Foundation on UK Fundraising’s jobs directory. We’ve also just published two job vacancies in the past day on the FundUK e-mail list.Find out how to advertise fundraising vacancies via our Web site and e-mail lists. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2002 | Newslast_img read more

16 Jun

NSPCC and Whitewater in new legacy strategy

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The NSPCC has appointed DM specialist Whitewater to help develop its legacy fundraising.The NSPCC has put togerher a new strategic legacy directorate whch will work in partnership with Whitewater to create and drive a campaign across its supporters and to the wider market. Development driector for legacy fundraising Stephen George said: We want to apply our learning from Full Stop and give this special way of giving some new energy, commitment and creativity. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving NSPCC and Whitewater in new legacy strategy We are developing a fresh approach to legacies with a strong emphasis on the donor and to enable our staff and volunteers to have a natural and inspiring conversation with anyone about how a gift in their will can help children.Whitewater will work with the charity to develop an integrated approach across the whole of the NSPCC, an internal campaign with the NSPCC’s closest supporters and a wider marketing campaign in the new year. It will also involve a tribute fund element and will support the NSPCC’s newly developed common legacy approach.center_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 Howard Lake | 26 July 2007 | Newslast_img read more

15 Jun

Haiti: U.S. deports mortgage fraudster, backs repression

first_imgEmmanuel “Toto” Constant was in charge of FRAPH (the Revolutionary Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti) during the 1991-94 coup against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide when this death-squad organization killed 3,000 people and wounded and maimed many more. During that time, he was also on the CIA’s payroll.In June, Haitians in Florida., protested CIA agent and death-squad head ‘Toto’ Constant.In 1994, Toto showed up in the U.S. after fleeing to the Dominican Republic on foot and was basically granted political asylum, even though the U.S. Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, opposed it because it would expose that the U.S. supported FRAPH’s genocidal actions in Haiti.In 2006, Toto was ordered by the courts to pay $19 million to three women because FRAPH had raped and abused them. He was released from a U.S. prison after serving 12 years for mortgage fraud and other financial crimes.Immigration and Customs Enforcement  had originally scheduled his deportation for May, under its program to deport those convicted of felonies back to their country of origin, even if they were coronavirus-positive. Many news sources such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN, New York Times and ProPublica have documented the devastating health effects of this program on poor countries like Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti.While Toto was taken into custody as soon as he stepped off the landing pad on June 23, the Haitian government faces a quandary. Toto’s allies in the Bald-Headed Haitian Party (PHTK) are currently in total control of the government. Parliament is dissolved, and judges are on strike.As Mario Joseph, a lawyer with a long history in the progressive movement in Haiti, put it in Haïti-Liberté: “There really is no difference between the PHTK and the FRAPH. Both organizations have the same modus operandi of violence, corruption, terror and banditry.” (June 25)Toto under Haitian law has the right to a new trial, since he was previously convicted in absentia. Some of his subordinates in FRAPH, who faced similar legal jeopardy, have already been acquitted and are prominent in PHTK circles.His acquittal would make it clear that the government of the United States supports the current repressive regime in Haiti lock, stock and barrel. It remains to be seen how the liberal wing of the opposition, who are not totally disabused of the notion that the U.S. supports democracy, justice and human rights in Haiti and throughout the world, would react to that.Forcing Haiti to accept Toto and the other 25 deportees on his plane — even if they are coronavirus-positive — makes it clear that poor countries, ones that depend on U.S. remittances, are forced to accept whomever the U.S. sends their way.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

12 Jun

High Court’s decision jeopardises freedom of expression on the Internet

first_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia February 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News December 11, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 High Court’s decision jeopardises freedom of expression on the Internet RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia AustraliaAsia – Pacific Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img AustraliaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Australia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) today voiced deep concern about the Australian high court’s ruling yesterday that online publishers can be sued for libel in the countries where they are read and where the plaintiff’s reputation is at risk, rather than in the countries where the publication originates. The decision was taken in connection with Australian mining businessman Joseph Gutnick’s libel suit over an article published online in August 2000 by the US magazine Barron’s, owned by the Dow Jones news group.This ruling could have implications for freedom of expression on the Internet all over the world, Reporters Without Borders said. It sets a dangerous legal precedent that exposes online media to prosecution anywhere in the world where the Internet is present and a lawsuit can be filed for libel. As the legislation governing libel varies from one country to another, there is a crucial difference between the place where a text appears and the place where its website is hosted.”Our organisation believes that lawsuits against online media must be handled by the courts in the country where the website is hosted,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “This is the only solution to avoid judicial harassment of the press and self-censorship of political, social and economic news published on websites.”The Australian high court’s seven judges yesterday unanimously rejected an appeal by Dow Jones for the case to be heard in the United States, where Barron’s is based, rather than in Australia, where the plaintiff lives. Without taking a position as to whether or not there was libel, the high court thereby gave Gutnick the go-ahead to pursue his case in the state of Victoria.The supreme court in the state of Victoria had already found in Gutnick’s favour, ruling that it had jurisdiction over the case because the Barron’s article could be downloaded there. It was this decision that led Dow Jones to file its appeal to the high court, with the support of eight major international news media including Yahoo!, CNN, Reuters and The Guardian. January 21, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

12 Jun

UNESCO withdraws patronage for Online Free Expression Day

first_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders learned last night that UNESCO has withdrawn its patronage for today’s Online Free Expression Day. We were notified of the decision by the director of its Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace Division. Defending the move, UNESCO said it gave its patronage for the “principle of this day” but could not support the various demonstrations organised to mark it.“We are not fooled,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Several governments on today’s updated list of 15 ‘Internet Enemies’ put direct pressure on the office of the UNESCO director general, and deputy director general Marcio Barbosa caved in. UNESCO’s reputation has not been enhanced by this episode. It has behaved with great cowardice at a time when the governments that got it to stage a U-turn continue to imprison dozens of Internet users.”The press freedom organisation added: “Unfortunately, it seems we have gone back 20 years, to the time when authoritarian regimes called the shots at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. UNESCO’s grovelling shows the importance of Online Free Expression Day and the need to protest against governments that censor.”Reporters Without Borders immediately informed the French foreign ministry of UNESCO’s decision as it was at the suggestion of the French National Commission to UNESCO that this UN body granted its patronage for this event. The commission is an offshoot of the foreign ministry. Reporters Without Borders is of the view that the French government cannot remain silent in the face of the rebuff it has received as a result of pressure from authoritarian governments.Reporters Without Borders has issued an updated list of “Internet Enemies” as part of its actions to mark this day. There are 15 countries on the list – Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. Cyber-demos are being organised in online versions of nine especially repressive countries. Internet users can create an avatar, choose a message for their banner and take part in one of these virtual protests.Finally, a new version of the Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents has been posted on the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf.org). It offers practical advice and techniques on how to start up a blog and circumvent censorship.At least 62 cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned worldwide, while more than 2,600 websites, blogs or discussions forums were closed or made inaccessible in 2007. News March 12, 2008 – Updated on January 25, 2016 UNESCO withdraws patronage for Online Free Expression Day Organisation Reporters Without Borders learned last night that UNESCO has withdrawn its patronage for today’s Online Free Expression Day. “Several governments on today’s updated list of 15 ‘Internet Enemies’ put direct pressure on UNESCO” said the organization. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

2 Jun

UTPB to host geosciences symposium

first_img Facebook OCA top 2 were ESL students Local NewsEducation UTPB to host geosciences symposium Previous articleConcepts of Heaven consideredNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Facebook fears are overblown admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Noel earns award center_img 2018 Education Year in Review logo wide.jpg Registration set for engineering camp Pinterest UTPB homepageThe University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s second Geoscience Symposium is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 26 at the Center for Energy Economic Diversification (CEED) building, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788 in Midland.Keynote speakers will be Dave Cannon, vice president of geoscience for Diamondback Energy; Bob Trentham, CEED director, Joonghyeok Heo, assistant professor in the geology program at UTPB. Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersTexas Fried ChickenFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – April 21, 2018 Twitter Home Local News Education UTPB to host geosciences symposiumlast_img read more