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first_img TAGS: Highlight Jack Nowell crossed twice as the 2017 Lions secured their first midweek win, seeing off the Chiefs with ease in Hamilton.They scored four tries in all – Jared Payne also touching down and a penalty try awarded after a maul was collapsed close to the line – and dominated at the set-piece too. It was the first time the midweek team has built a lead and maintained it, a significant step forward and important in maintaining momentum for the first Test.The Chiefs were kept scoreless in the second half and offered little in attack, perhaps understandable given the number of players they had unavailable.For all the talk of the six new Lions call-ups on the bench, just Allan Dell made it onto the pitch, and only then because Joe Marler was sin-binned early in the first half. Warren Gatland stuck to his plan to only use those recent additions if it was absolutely necessary.All in all, it was a good night for the Lions.Clean through: Jared Payne runs in his second-half try against the Chiefs. Photo: Getty ImagesWhich Lions caught the eye?The back three – It’s fair to say that many of the back-three contingent in this tour party had underperformed in the previous games, but the trio chosen against the Chiefs sparked into life in Hamilton. Jack Nowell crossed for two tries and popped up in the middle of the park regularly. Elliot Daly was lively on his wing and his substitution on the 60-minute mark could be an indication that he will be involved in the first Test, even if he did return to the action for the closing minutes when Jared Payne went for an HIA. Liam Williams made several trademark jinky runs and set up Payne’s second-half try.Courtney Lawes – He stole a lineout inside his own 22 in the opening minutes, put in an important tap tackle on Toni Pulu after ten minutes and dived on a loose ball to give the Lions a counter-attacking opportunity around the half-hour mark. Those were just three of the lock’s contributions in the opening 40 minutes as he produced another impressive display. He suffered a head injury for the second time in a week, going off after 50 minutes for an HIA, and when he returned he probably didn’t have the same impact. It has to be said that all the second-rows in the Lions squad have performed well on this tour and it will interesting to see who earns that bench spot for the first Test behind expected starters George Kruis and Maro Itoje.Full stretch: Courtney Lawes wins a lineout against the Chiefs. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s hotAtmosphere – It was a full house of 29,974 at Waikato Stadium, more fans crammed in than normal with additional seating added, and despite being enclosed in a glass media box, you could sense the noise and colour in the ground. Lions fans have definitely grown in number and the home fans were ringing their cowbells loudly. A cracking atmosphere in Hamilton.Adventurous spirit – The Lions have been criticised in these parts for their limited game plan but they showed a more attack-minded streak here – the dry conditions no doubt playing a part. Yes, their set-piece was sill dominant, but they also showed a willingness to run the ball. This was personified by Jack Nowell’s second try, when the Lions launched a counter-attack from their own 22, spread the ball wide to Elliot Daly, who broke down the wing before passing the ball back inside, where it was recycled, fed out to Nowell, who picked a good angle to get over the line. Dive man: Jack Nowell scores the game’s opening try. Photo: Getty Images FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERERef humour – Frenchman Jerome Garces took control of this match and had those with ref links chuckling midway through the first half. Speaking to Cheifs scrum-half Finlay Christie, he said: “You speak too much. If you want to play quick don’t speak to me.” Then in the second half when Joe Marler had his head strapped, the prop joked to Garces: “How do I look?” And the official raised a smile. GSOH.Official humour: Jerome Garces was in good form during the Chiefs v Lions game. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s notIll-discipline – It’s been the common theme of these midweek Lions performances. After 20 minutes there was a shout of “discipline” from one of the tourists but even at that point they had a man in the bin – Joe Marler yellow-carded for a needless no-arms tackle. By half-time they had already conceded more penalties than in the entire match against the Maori All Blacks (six compared to four). Things improved in the second half, but they make things difficult for themselves with their own mistakes and infringements.Seeing yellow: Joe Marler in the sin-bin early on at Waikato Stadium. Photo: Getty ImagesMitch Brown – In a similar vein, Chiefs back-row Mitch Brown was almost a one-man penalty machine, being pinged a handful of times before getting sin-binned for collapsing a maul – an offence that resulted in a penalty try for the Lions. Maybe a little eager to make an impression.Chiefs: Shaun Stevenson; Toni Pulu (Chase Tiatia 12), Tim Nanai-Williams, Johnny Fa’auli, Solomon Alaimalo (Luteru Laulala 66); Stephen Donald (capt), Finlay Christie; Siegfried Fisiihoi (Aidan Ross 65), Liam Polwart (Hika Elliot 60), Nepo Laulala (Atu Moli 65), Dominic Bird, Michael Allardice (Mitch Karpik 65), Mitch Brown, Lachlan Boshier, Tom Sanders (Liam Messam 55).Pens: Donald 2.Yellow card: Brown (55min).In the running: Elliot Daly looks to have moved into Test contention with his display. Photo: Getty ImagesLions: Liam Williams; Jack Nowell, Jared Payne (Daly 77), Robbie Henshaw, Elliot Daly (Tommy Seymour 60); Dan Biggar, Greig Laidlaw; Joe Marler, Rory Best (capt), Dan Cole, Iain Henderson, Courtney Lawes (Alun Wyn Jones 50-58), James Haskell (Allan Dell 14-24), Justin Tipuric, CJ Stander. The good and the bad of the British & Irish Lions’ game against the Chiefs Tries: Nowell 2, penalty (7pts), Payne. Cons: Biggar 3. 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first_imgCopyAbout this officeNOARQOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMatosinhosPortugalPublished on June 12, 2017Cite: “MAMI House / NoArq” [Casa MAMI / NoArq] 12 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore 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 MAMI House / NoArqSave this projectSaveMAMI House / NoArq Portugal “COPY” Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873207/mami-house-noarq Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 39 Share Manufacturers: CortizoStructural Project:Rossana Pereira – GEPECHydraulic And Acoustic Project:Rossana Pereira – GEPECElectricity, Telecommunications And Security:Alexandre Martins – GPICAVAC:Raul Bessa – GETCliente:MG & MGAuthor:José Carlos Nunes de OliveiraCity:MatosinhosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. I was engaged to design a 160 sqm house for 80.000 €. “It’s impossible” I said.Poetry is not a luxury.I ask to add a little more and I would accepted. After a few days they came back, they reached to 100.000 €.The site (Lot 50) area has 390 sqm and it was predicted an implantation area of 110 sqm (a maximum capacity of 220 sqm on two floors).There is no budget for all that. I proposed a 9 x 9 x 6 m house, two levels, 162 sqm.The town hall rejected.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Axonometric ViewSave this picture!© João MorgadoIn Portugal is not acceptable to build less (?! …) than the predicted in the Allotment Plan.Save this picture!© João MorgadoWe start to work on the request to change the Allotment Plan.The site has the shape of a slice of pizza.The flat topography didn’t follow the slope of the western street.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe terrain was occupied by vegetable gardens and outbuildings ready to demolish. The level plans divided the program. The social functions and services are on the ground floor and on the first floor the three bedrooms and a toilette. To cut down the budget we identified the more expensive options of a building.Save this picture!© João Morgado1. We reduced the number of toilettes (only 2 units serving the two floors, one of them with bath).2. We prefer to invest on the energy efficiency of the building instead of an expense in finishing materials. I imagine the house as a mini-bunker. 3. The same austerity was used to rationalize the available area. In the centre of the ground floor a block of 5.2 x 3.7 m contain kitchen, toilette service, stairs (in the basement a storage space) and the room shelves. Without using partitions, the remaining space was divided.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessA Selection of Impressive Perspective SectionsMiscMountain House / Studio Razavi architectureSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Area:  162 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 “COPY” MAMI House / NoArq CopyHouses•Matosinhos, Portugal Photographs Houses Architects: NoArq Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873207/mami-house-noarq Clipboardlast_img read more


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first_img “COPY” Area:  131 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Takamatsu / Fujiwaramuro Architects Houses Photographs:  Katsuya. Taira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House in Takamatsu / Fujiwaramuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Takamatsu / Fujiwaramuro Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929579/house-in-takamatsu-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929579/house-in-takamatsu-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Takamatsu, Japan “COPY”center_img 2019 Manufacturers: Delta Light, Revigres, SK KakenSave this picture!© Katsuya. TairaRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Located in central Takamatsu, this residence is home to a couple with one child. The client requested that the building occupy as much of the lot as possible, ensure privacy, have a built-in garage that showcased their car, and have a reinforced concrete structure with simple finishes rather than textured interiors featuring wood and other materials. We responded with a proposal that placed the living-dining-kitchen area at the center of the lot with other spaces unfolding around it onto the entire property.Save this picture!© Katsuya. TairaThe building is composed from four exterior walls that fully enclose the property, with a void located inside each of the four corners as well as another in the center of the building. These five voids bring uniform light to the interior spaces, giving the living-dining-kitchen area a spacious, bright atmosphere despite its location on the first floor. The four corner voids incorporate the exterior environment into the building while maintaining privacy, creating an open-feeling space with strong connections to the outside world.  Save this picture!© Katsuya. TairaSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!Section B-B’To keep the interior spaces simple, we used just four structural pillars. Cantilevers that extend horizontally from these columns support the first and second story floors and walls as well as the roof. Thanks to this arrangement, the exterior walls do not need to support the second floor or roof, which made possible the inclusion of long, thin slit windows that admit light from 360 degrees. This allows lines of sight to extend outside the building without compromising privacy.Save this picture!© Katsuya. TairaThe design also resulted in significant savings in the construction budget. The ground under the building is fairly soft and would have required extensive soil stabilization if an ordinary mat foundation were used. With our design, however, piles were required only under the four posts, reducing the soil stabilization budget to one quarter of what it would have been for a mat foundation. Save this picture!© Katsuya. TairaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse of Wine / CHYBIK+KRISTOFSelected ProjectsSUREN Leather Goods Store / Wonder ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Katsuya. Taira+ 34Curated by Paula Pintos Share Japan Projects ArchDaily Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsTakamatsuOn FacebookJapanPublished on December 05, 2019Cite: “House in Takamatsu / Fujiwaramuro Architects” 05 Dec 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?高松之家,纯白外墙提供柔和光线 / 藤原室建筑设计事务所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 streamlast_img read more


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first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Fundraiser to sample la dolce vita He has previously spent a number of years with CCS delivering fundraising campaigns with combined goals in excess of €50 million. His clients have been in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland and include the Archdiocese of Armagh and Castleknock College.Meanwhile, Paul Collins has left his position as head of fundraising with the MS Society in Dublin and returned to Northern Ireland to run Praxis Mental Health’s fundraising department. Paul previously worked with the Simon Community in Northern Ireland and Oxfam.center_img Tagged with: Ireland Recruitment / people Two experienced Irish fundraisers have recently taken up new positions, with one leading a campaign in Italy.Harvey Duthie is joining CCS Fundraising, one of the world’s largest fundraising consultancies. He will lead a €100 million campaign for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources based in Rome.Harvey spent the last three years as a Senior Consultant with 2into3 in Dublin, initially building the fundraising recruitment business and more recently delivering strategic fundraising advice to an array of clients. His clients have included the National Council for the Blind, Irish Red Cross, Niall Mellon Township Trust, Simon Community, ISPCC and Saint Vincent DePaul. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 September 2009 | Newslast_img read more


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first_img SHARE Criticism from the oil industry caused the Trump Administration to restart talks over a proposal to require large refineries to blend more biofuel to make up for exemptions granted to smaller refineries. Three people with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg that because of the new discussions, the Environmental Protection Agency called off a planned Friday announcement on proposed biofuel quotas for 2019. It’s the latest stalemate in the clash over U.S. biofuels policy between two key Trump constituencies, which are the oil and agricultural industries.Ethanol producers and farm-state lawmakers say that recent waivers granted to small refiners have undercut the Renewable Fuels Standard. The administration’s plan to make up for the lost biofuel gallons would have put the burden on non-exempted refineries, prompting an outcry from the two top oil industry trade groups. The EPA had been preparing to unveil a rule that would set biofuel blending targets for 2019 on Friday. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue had planned to travel to Missouri for what was expected to be the biofuel blending announcement. SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 24, 2018 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Energy EPA Calls Off Biofuel Quota Announcement Previous articleIndiana Senators Introduce Bill to Grow American FoodNext articleCommentary: Are There Silver Linings in Those Dark Clouds? Hoosier Ag Today EPA Calls Off Biofuel Quota Announcementlast_img read more


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first_imgTwitter Branson Nelson Linkedin Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Facebook + posts ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSgame wonHF in title Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Twitter ReddIt Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Linkedin Previous articleTanglewood Elementary plans for the futureNext articleFort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years of James Bond Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ printThe No. 3 ranked Horned Frogs (22-5, 8-1) pushed their win streak out to eight games with a sweep of Kansas State (15-13, 0-6) in Manhattan, Kansas, winning two games in extra innings on Friday and Saturday, and blowing out the Wildcats on Sunday.Game One – TCU 5, KSU 0 (11 innings)For the second time in three starts, Horned Frog ace Jared Janczak took a perfect game deep into his outing. After retiring the first 22 batters he faced on March 18 against Kansas, Janczak set down the first 18 Wildcats on Friday.Despite the dominating performance that saw him toss nine innings of shutout ball with seven strikeouts, while only giving up two hits and a walk, Janczak did not factor into the games’ decision because TCU’s bats went cold as they too, failed to score in regulation.The Frogs put multiple base runners on in the first, seventh and eighth innings but could not score a timely hit, sending the game into extras at a 0-0 tie.Wildcat starter Justin Heskett kept the TCU lineup off balance all night, giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out six in seven innings.TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle called on Sean Wymer to pitch the bottom of the tenth after the Frogs went scoreless in the top of the inning, and he sat down the Wildcats in order on nine pitches.TCU’s offense finally broke through at the plate in the 11th on an RBI single by Luken Baker. Baker’s hit was the first of four in a row, as Josh Watson drove in a run next making it 2-0, before an infield single by Nolan Brown loaded the bases. Elliott Barzilli blew the game wide open with a bases clearing double putting the Frogs ahead 5-0.Wymer pitched another 1-2-3 frame in the 11th, securing his second win of the season.Game Two – TCU 1, KSU 0 (10 innings)The pitching staff continued to dominate on Saturday, as Nick Lodolo delivered his best outing as a Horned Frog, keeping the Wildcats scoreless over seven innings. The freshman surrendered just two hits and walked none. Saturday’s outing marks back-to-back solid outings for Lodolo, who had struggled at times to begin his career at TCU. Last week against Oklahoma State, he showed signs of breaking out after shutting out Oklahoma state for the first five innings, before letting the start get away from him in the sixth.The Frogs struggled at the plate again in game two, failing to score in the first nine innings for the second straight day.KSU starting pitcher Parker Rigler gave the Horned Frogs plenty of chances though, as he walked seven and gave up three hits in his five innings of work. TCU went just 1-18 in the first nine innings with runners on base, leaving 11 runners on the base paths.Trey Morris and Haylen Green (2-0) kept the game tied at zero with scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth. In the 10th, Baker hit a game-winning single for the second straight night, driving in Cam Warner for the lone run of the game.Durbin Feltman set down the Wildcats in order in the 10th, moving to 7-7 on saves this season and 16-16 on his career at TCU.Game Three – TCU 12, KSU 4Sunday’s game had a different feel for the Horned Frogs, as they exploded for six runs in the third inning, running away from the Wildcats. Austen Wade singled home a run to start the scoring, before Baker had a two run single, Watson doubled in a run, Brown hit a sac fly and Ryan Merrill delivered an RBI single.Brian Howard got the start for the Frogs and picked up his fourth win of the season. He extended the pitching staff’s shutout innings streak to 30.2 before giving up a two run homer with one out in the bottom of the fourth. He ended up pitching six quality innings, allowing only the two runs while striking out five.TCU put up a second crooked number of the day in the fifth, scoring five and extending its lead to 11-2. The runs came home on a Merrill RBI double and a Warner grand slam. The grand slam was Warner’s third homer of the year, and the Frogs second grand slam of the week. Mason Hesse hit a grand slam in TCU’s 18-2 win over UT Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday.Both teams tacked on runs in the seventh as the Frogs scored one on an Evan Skoug sacrifice fly and KSU got a two run single from Jake Scudder to make the game 12-4.TCU will put its eight game win streak on the line on Tuesday night at UT Arlington at 6:30 p.m. TCU knocked off the Mavericks in Arlington 7-2 on February 21. Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. 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first_img Reporters Without Borders is deeply disappointed and very worried by the South African parliament’s approval of the Protection of State Information Bill and urges President Jacob Zuma not to sign it into law. This controversial bill would restrict publication of sensitive documents by the media and expose journalists who divulge them to the possibility of imprisonment.“We are shocked that the South Africa parliament has adopted a law that threatens media freedom and, furthermore, has done so in defiance of widespread opposition,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While it is understandable that sensitive documents may be classified, the process should be clearly defined and limited, and should not threaten freedom of information and journalists’ freedom. “This law endangers investigative journalism and threatens media freedom, something that is guaranteed by the constitution. If this law is promulgated, it will deal a very severe blow to journalists in a country that is known for having some of Africa’s most vibrant media. South Africa’s status as a regional model is at stake.”Under discussion since 2008, the law would allow officials to classify documents as state secrets and would allow journalists who reveal them to be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. Originally, any government agency would have been able to classify any document but under the final version only agencies directly involved in security matters would be able to classify documents. The final version does not however allow whistleblowers or journalists to use the public interest as grounds for revealing classified information.It is still not clear how the law will be implemented in practice but there seems little doubt that it will restrict journalists’ ability to carry out detailed investigations into such sensitive subjects as high-level political corruption, financial scandals, misgovernment and nepotism. Its adoption comes after months of friction between the media and the ruling African National Congress, including a complaint against the Mail & Guardian newspaper last week by President Zuma’s spokesperson, Mac Maharaj.Protests against the proposed law were organized today in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto and Cape Town. The leading South African newspapers published a joint editorial criticizing it, while opposition parties, human rights organizations and free speech groups urged South Africans to wear black for what they called “Black Tuesday.”When a major demonstration against the bill was held last September in Cape Town, the ANC responded by shelving temporarily.The many prominent South Africans who have criticized the law include Nobel literature laureate Nadine Gordimer and Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu. They also include politicians such as former ANC intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils and Western Cape premier Helen Zille, of the opposition Democratic Alliance.The law has also been criticized by organizations such as the South African National Editors’ Forum and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which today said it was unacceptable in its current form. Mandela pledged in 1997 that media freedom would never be threatened in South Africa “as long as the ANC is the ruling party.” News November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further February 4, 2021 Find out more Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Follow the news on South Africa South AfricaAfrica South AfricaAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News November 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Will secrecy law approved by parliament end investigative journalism? Reportslast_img read more


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first_imgGovernment Pasadena Celebrates National Public Health Week From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 15, 2016 | 3:24 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s Department of Public Health celebrated National Public Health Week between April 4 and 8, 2016, with several activities to promote public health excellence within the public health workforce.Michael Johnson, Director of Public Health, said the week started with a kick-off breakfast where three-time Olympic track and field medalist and Pasadena native Alice Brown-Harris was guest speaker.The week also included presentations by the Public Health Department on its changing role and functions within the San Gabriel Valley Health Consortium and the Pasadena City of Learning.Midweek, staff participated in a “healthy food tasting” experience provided by the Nutrition Program staff.The week ended with a special screening of the documentary series “The Raising of America,” which explores how early child health equity is critical for the future of our nation’s health. A discussion followed about the film and how the Department and community members can work together to support child health requirements.National Public Health Week, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, is held annually to promote the role of public health in protecting the health of the nation. Top of the News center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribelast_img read more


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first_imgPrint WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Previous articlePhotos: After Dark at the opening night of the Limerick Literary FestivalNext articleSilent movie gives voice to domestic abuse survivors Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twittercenter_img Designed by BedneyimagesThe death has taken place of Professor Noel Mulcahy in St Vincent’s private Hospital today (Thursday 28th February).Professor Mulcahy was Emeritus Professor of Industrial Strategy at the University of Limerick where he also served as Executive Vice President.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was nominated to the Seanad by Jack Lynch in 1977 where he served until 1981. Throughout his long and distinguished career, he was a prolific analyst and contributor to the debate on national strategy and advised former Education Minister Donagh O’Malley on the introduction of free second level education. He also advised Governments in the 1970s and 1980s.He is survived by his wife Caroline, his children Daragh, Colm, Aisling, Garech and eleven grandchildren. Advertisement Email NewsThe death has taken place of Professor Noel MulcahyBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2019 1329 last_img read more


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first_img Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 18Next articleNo foul play suspected in missing woman’s death admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp By admin – May 18, 2018 Ector County ISD. Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Ector County Independent School District Superintendent Thomas Crowe  addresses the media April 1, 2015. Facebook Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments People may not have always agreed with him, but Ector County Independent School District Superintendent Tom Crowe was described by people who have worked with him as someone with good people skills and one of the fairest people they know.Crowe confirmed that he is retiring effective Dec. 22. He said he has been pondering the decision for about a month trying to decide on an appropriate time. He and his wife discussed it and went back and forth on a time frame, but Crowe said he wanted to give the district time to bring someone in to replace him.The hope is that he can spend a couple of months with whoever is brought in so they can become familiar with the community. Crowe said there are some good things going on in the district and in the five years he’s been superintendent the district has moved from 22 schools on improvement required status under state accountability standards to eight.Three schools — Ector Middle School and Noel and Zavala elementary schools — are in their fifth year of the designation. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district and there are plans to reconfigure Zavala and Noel to prekindergarten campuses and convert Ector into an in-district charter school.He recently noted some double-digit gains in state test scores in fifth and eighth-grade results.“It’s just time. We’ve made such progress and I think it’s just time for somebody to take it the next level. We’ve worked hard on a belief system. I think I saw the community and the school district turn a corner this year. Now that the belief system is there, they can carry it on,” Crowe said.Although he’s had ups and downs in the job, Crowe said he has loved every minute of it and he’s going to love the next seven months. Crowe makes $267,903 a year which includes a $7,500.01 vehicle stipend.He added that he’s also seen the community get involved in the schools. He and educational activist Lorraine Perryman and businessman Collin Sewell have worked closely on the Education Partnership.The Education Partnership is comprised of a cross-section of city leaders representing various entities across the community, including members from the education, business, nonprofit and religious communities. Its goal is to encourage a common understanding of the educational issues and challenges facing the community, from cradle to career, and to work collaboratively to help solve these issues.Asked if this was it for the school business, Crowe said, “I’m going to say 99.99 percent.”“You never know what might happen. My wife says I’m done. We might do something away from schools. We owned antique mall in Bandera. She’s already got her eye on a building in Willis. … I want to play a lot of golf,” Crowe said.“I’m very much at peace with this …,” he added.ECISD Board of Trustees President Carol Gregg and Secretary Donna Smith said they are grateful for the years Crowe has given the district and realized they wouldn’t have him forever since he came to the district from retirement.Gregg and trustee Delma Abalos noted his advocacy for students and teachers.“I wasn’t here when he was hired, but from what I understand, he took over the district at a difficult time,” Gregg said. “He’s worked tirelessly to turn district around, improve scores and improve morale.“He’s a strong advocate for students and teachers and has really pushed to move the district forward,” Gregg said. “We’re not where we would like to be, but we are certainly in a better position than when he came to the district, so I think we have to credit him with making improvements that were very significant to the district.”Smith said ECISD is lucky Crowe stayed as long as he did.“The thing I think that I appreciate him most for was the way he came in and sort of healed and smoothed. He came in during a really tumultuous time. He just had a real soothing presence that I think we needed,” Smith said.In terms of searching for a new superintendent, the board hasn’t had a chance to meet since it was informed of Crowe’s retirement.“I think it’s really, really important that we come together as a board and have a real strategic, specific discussion about what qualities we need in our next leader. It’s been suggested that we try to build a profile of what we need and hire to that profile. … I’d like to be really methodical about it. I think we’ve done some good work, last year in particular,” Smith said.She added that the board is more on point than she’s seen it due to participating in the Lone Star Governance process.“I feel like whoever takes Mr. Crowe’s place is going to have to be comfortable with, not an intrusive board, but one that that follows Lone Star Governance. We’re not the same board as when Tom came to us five years ago,” Smith said.The Texas Education Agency website says the intention of Lone Star Governance is to provide a continuous improvement model for governing teams — boards in collaboration with their superintendents — that choose to focus on improving student outcomes.Smith added that Crowe has “really strong people skills.”“And I think it’s interesting that I have seen him actually grow as a superintendent. It’s not something that you would expect from someone at the end of his career, but he has adjusted himself to us and I feel like he’s ending his time with us more responsive and more collaborative than he was when he got here. He’s been good to work with. I think we’re all going to miss him,” Smith said.Sewell, president of The Sewell Family of Companies, said whether he and Crowe agreed on all topics is irrelevant. He added that he wishes Crowe the very best.He respects that Crowe has reduced the number of IR schools since he arrived and led ECISD through transition and improvement the last few years.ECISD has more than 32,000 students and about 3,500 employees.In the next superintendent, Sewell said when he looks at any position that’s responsible for thousands of people, the No. 1 quality is exceptional leadership and the ability to bring groups together under a common mission.“So it’s a very tall order,” Sewell said. “I also believe what good leaders understand is not one person can do it.”A leader has to develop a remarkable team around him.“I think that’s one of the reasons I continue to be as involved as possible in public education is that there are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of lives impacted by the quality of work we do in public education,” Sewell said.He added that the education of youth is one of the most critical things a community does.Sewell said the quality of that education, not just reading, writing and arithmetic, but the values, determine the quality of the community.In his career, Sewell said he has worked with five superintendents and looks forward to working with the sixth.“I also think that while the direction and leadership of the district lies on the shoulders of the superintendent, the responsibility of the success of our community lies on the shoulders of the leaders of our community,” Sewell said. “Leaders come and go. That’s why the strength of the community has to lie on multiple shoulders, not just a single set.”Abalos said she likes Crowe and that his heart is in the right place, but she believes the district needs to move in a new direction. She added that Crowe is one of the fairest people she’s ever met and he listens to people — a big plus for an administrator.“… I do believe that as far he’s concerned no problem is too small to reach him. He’s really good about returning parents’ calls, listening to them and taking their concerns seriously. He really does a good job of that. To me that’s ablueprint that every administrator at ECISD should follow,” Abalos said.She would like the next superintendent to have those qualities and a strong academic background with experience in turning school districts around. Since she returned to the board in the last year, Abalos said ECISD has worked hard to turn the district around and Crowe has been at the head of that.“He has listened to the board’s concerns and he has followed through on addressing and focusing on the needs that we believe needed to be dealt with,” Abalos said.However, she said ECISD is “nowhere near” where it needs to be.“This year, we have focused on trying to decipher what got us to low performing in the first place and working to get us out. We’re not there. We’re not even close to it, but I want to make sure we bring someone in who has experience in at-risk schools, or schools with problems,” Abalos said.“I would like someone that comes from somewhere similar to ours in demographics and economics, who understands this population and has had some success in getting a district on the right road. … I just think we need to keep our options open; don’t limit it; make the search a wide search,” she said.More Information Twitter Twitter Local NewsGovernment ECISD Superintendent Tom Crowe is retiring in December Home Local News Government ECISD Superintendent Tom Crowe is retiring in December Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Pinterestlast_img read more