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SEC will not pursue a fraud case against Moody’s over rating error

first_img Share KCS-content Tuesday 31 August 2010 9:15 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp SEC will not pursue a fraud case against Moody’s over rating error center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout The US Securities and Exchange Commission has decided not to pursue a fraud case against Moody’s over a computer glitch that inflated ratings on some European debt.The regulator yesterday cited uncertainty over its authority to bring the case in the US as the reason not to press a fraud enforcement action against the parent of Moody’s Investors Service.The probe arose after it was revealed that a computer coding error caused the rating agency to wrongly assign “Aaa” ratings to complex European products known as constant proportion debt obligations. The SEC said Moody’s found the problem in January 2007, fixed it the next month, but waited until January 2008 before changing the underlying ratings, affecting nearly $1bn of debt. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

London house prices avoid national drop

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Suburban Intervention / Oyler Wu Collaborative

first_img Projects CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Suburban Intervention / Oyler Wu Collaborative ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/11508/suburban-intervention-oyler-wu-collaborative Clipboard United States Suburban Intervention / Oyler Wu CollaborativeSave this projectSaveSuburban Intervention / Oyler Wu Collaborative “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/11508/suburban-intervention-oyler-wu-collaborative Clipboard Save this picture!+ 13 Share Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOyler Wu CollaborativeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesWoodRefurbishmentUnited StatesPublished on January 16, 2009Cite: “Suburban Intervention / Oyler Wu Collaborative” 16 Jan 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Oyler Wu CollaborativeText description provided by the architects. A small intervention on the backyard of a house by Oyler Wu Collaborative. Functional, open, and well shaded…  I like it. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcLocated approximately 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, this backyard intervention sits within a community of traditional suburban homes. Some of our initial interests grew out of looking to the existing home for points of interest, not as a vernacular, but rather as a way of rethinking conventions such as wood-frame construction, pitched roofs, drainage systems, and shading devices.Save this picture!Built by our office over the course of a couple of months, the project is the result of a careful negotiation between a range of different programmatic, environmental, and tectonic conditions. One major objective of the project was to raise a portion of the roof significantly for an outdoor dining area, while still providing the necessary drainage and shade. As we increased the height of that section of the canopy, there were several resulting conditions that led to the more prominent design solutions. The bright morning sun, combined with an unusual structural condition, led us to provide a wall of sculpted “fins” along the east side of the scheme. The southern side of the scheme, with its roof line ranging from 12 to 13 feet high, needed to fold downward in order to provide additional shade against the southern sun. The side adjacent to the house stopped just short of touching the existing soffit in order to allow for proper drainage off of the roof, and, as a result, a shading device was added. The wedge of space left between the upper and the lower canopy allowed the evening sun to slip between the two, which led to the soaring cantilever that provides the necessary shade from the evening sun.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessEconomical Crisis and the Bilbao EffectArticlesORDOS 100 #10: Johnston Marklee & AssociatesArticles Sharelast_img read more

Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio

first_img Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio Photographs:  Paolo Rosselli, Laura Cionci Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Italy Products used in this ProjectDoorsECLISSEDoor Frames – ECLISSE Syntesis® CollectionVertical Forest Landscape Design:Emanuela Borio, Laura GattiAesthetic Supervision Of Works:Hines Italia, Gianni Bertoldi, Francesco de Felice, Alessandro Agosti, Andrea Casetto, Matteo Colognese, Angela Parrozzani, Stefano Onnis, Davor PopovicSchematic Design And Pii:Frederic de Smet, Daniele Barillari, Marco Brega, Julien Boitard, Matilde Cassani, Andrea Casetto, Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Inge Lengwenus, Corrado Longa, Eleanna Kotsikou, Matteo Marzi, Emanuela Messina, Andrea SellanesStructures:Arup Italia s.r.l.
Facilities Design:Deerns Italia s.p.a.
Detailed Design:Tekne S.p.a.Landscape Design:Land s.r.l.
Infrastructure Design:Alpina s.p.a.
Project & Construction Management:Hines Italia s.r.l.
Time & Tender Management:J&A Consultants s.r.l.
General Contractor:ZH General Construction Company S.p.A.
Architects In Charge:Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La VarraCity:MilanCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paolo RosselliText description provided by the architects. The first example of a ‘Vertical Forest’ (il Bosco Verticale) was inaugurated in October 2014 in Milan in the Porta Nuova Isola area, as part of a wider renovation project led by Hines Italia. Milan’s Vertical Forest consists of two towers of 80 and 112 metres, hosting 480 large and medium trees, 300 small trees, 11,000 perennial and covering plants and 5,000 shrubs. The equivalent – over an urban surface of 1,500 m2 – of 20,000 m2 of forest and undergrowth.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe Vertical Forest is an architectural concept which replaces traditional materials on urban surfaces using the changing polychromy of leaves for its walls. The biological architect relies on a screen of vegetation, needing to create a suitable microclimate and filter sunlight, and rejecting the narrow technological and mechanical approach to environmental sustainability.Save this picture!© Paolo RosselliBiological Habitats:The Vertical Forest increases biodiversity. It promotes the formation of an urban ecosystem where various plant types create a separate vertical environment, but which works within the existing network, able to be inhabited by birds and insects (with an initial estimate of 1,600 specimens of birds and butterflies). In this way, it constitutes a spontaneous factor for repopulating the city’s flora and fauna.Save this picture!© Paolo RosselliMitigation:The Vertical Forest helps to build a microclimate and to filter fine particles contained in the urban environment. The diversity of plants helps to develop the microclimate which produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and particles, produces oxygen, and protects against radiation and noise pollution.Save this picture!DetailAnti-sprawl:The Vertical Forest is an anti-sprawl method which helps to control and reduce urban expansion. In terms of urban density, each tower constitutes the equivalent of a peripheral area of single family houses and buildings of around 50,000 m2.Save this picture!© Paolo RosselliTrees:The choice of species and their distribution according to the orientation and height of façades is the result of three years of studies carried out alongside a group of botanists and ethologists. The plants which are used on the building were pre-cultivated in a nursery in order for them to become accustomed to similar conditions to those which they will find on the balconies.Save this picture!© Paolo RosselliChanging façades:The Vertical Forest is an ever-evolving landmark of the city, whose colours change depending on the season and the different natures of the plants used. This offers Milan’s population an ev- er-changing view of the city.Save this picture!DetailManagement:The management of the basins where the plants grow is the responsibility of the condominium, as is the maintenance and replacement of all vegetation and the number of plants established for each basin.Save this picture!© Laura CionciHydration and irrigation system:Following micro-meteorological studies, the calculation of irrigation requirements was carried out by examining climatic characteristics and was diversified depending on the exposure of each façade and the distribution of vegetation on each floor.Save this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessNíall McLaughlin to Curate Irish Contribution at 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsHouse in Yokkaichi / SYAPSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Milan, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Milan, Italy “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777498/bosco-verticale-stefano-boeri-architetti Clipboard Interior Design: Year:  Colombo Costruzioni S.p.A. Photographs 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777498/bosco-verticale-stefano-boeri-architetti Clipboard Manufacturers: ECLISSE, AGB, Campolonghi, Cotto d’Este, Kone, Vimar, proMesh, CYMISA Bosco Verticale / Boeri StudioSave this projectSaveBosco Verticale / Boeri Studio Projects Main Contractor: Architects: Boeri Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Coima Image s.r.l, Antonio Citterio & Partners Save this picture!© Paolo Rosselli+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeBoeri StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMilanItalyPublished on November 23, 2015Cite: “Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio” 23 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio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! 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Simon launches Open Door event

first_img The Simon Communities of Ireland has launched this year’s Simon Open Door event which offers consultancy from a professional architect in return for a donation to Simon. This is the seventh year that Simon has partnered with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). Over the course of the partnership almost €250,000 has been raised for the charity’s work with people who are homeless.Simon Open Door is largely organised over a special website which handles the bookings and takes the €50 donation for each hour’s consultancy. The consultation is with a certified RIAI Architect who can give advice on a range of issues relating to homes.Despite a serious downturn in construction and related services, architects throughout Ireland will participate in the event. The website allows people to select an architect and a time on the 7th and 8th of May. People can register on the site from now. The website also contains advice on what information to bring to the architect in the ‘What to remember’ section.In previous years the Open Door event charged €75 for an hour’s consultancy but this has been reduced to €50.www.simonopendoor.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 March 2011 | News Tagged with: Events Ireland Simon launches Open Door event  18 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.last_img read more

Over £2.1m recovered to trust following Charity Commission inquiry

first_imgOver £2.1m recovered to trust following Charity Commission inquiry Tagged with: Charity Commission Finance governance London  150 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img A charitable trust has had more than £2.1 million recovered after a Charity Commission inquiry exposed and addressed misconduct and mismanagement in its administration.The Charity Commission found that despite lending £2 million, The Reb Moishe Foundation could not provide evidence to show it had made adequate attempts to protect its assets or recover the loan. The Commission opened a statutory inquiry in May 2015 by which point the total due to the charity had risen to £2,236,401 as a result of interest accrued.The Commission had first engaged with The Reb Moishe Foundation in 2014 over a loan it had made to private commercial company Gladstar Ltd, which was connected to one of the trustees. The inquiry found that poor decision-making regarding the loan had placed the charity’s funds at serious risk. The charity had taken no external investment advice before entering into the loan, and with Gladstar Ltd also based in Gibraltar, recovery of the funds was challenging.The Commission’s inquiry also identified concerns over unmanaged conflicts of interest. A charity trustee was secretary of the company at the time the loan was made, and subsequently became a Director. As a result of the Commission’s intervention, the surviving trustee agreed to transfer the proceeds of the sale of six properties owned by Gladstar Ltd to the charity, which resulted in £2,137,368.50 being vested in the bank account of the Official Custodian for Charities (the OCC).The surviving trustee resigned from the charity and agreed not to take on any other charity trusteeships. Two new trustees were appointed by the settlor, and have opened a new bank account and adopted policies for grant making, investment and conflicts of interest. In October last year, the Commission directed the OCC to transfer the recovered funds to the charity which, including interest, totalled £2,137,736.39.The inquiry closed on 27 February with the publication of the Commission’s report, however the Commission will continue to monitor the new trustees’ application of the new policies and charitable funds.Harvey Grenville, Head of Investigations and Enforcement at the Charity Commission said:“Failings of governance and financial management unfortunately put this charity’s assets on the line. The good news is that, following our intervention, over £2 million can now be put towards important charitable causes.“This inquiry demonstrates that if not properly managed, conflicts of interest can seriously hamper trustees from acting in the best interests of their charity.”Last month, the Charity Commission secured another £1m of funds following an inquiry into an unnamed grant-making charity. Solicitors for the charity had sought trustees’ relief from liability for unauthorised payments totalling approximately £650,000 to three trustees who had been acting as consultants for the charity’s wholly owned subsidiary limited company, and had also sought permission to sell 99% of its shares in the subsidiary limited company. Advertisement Melanie May | 5 March 2018 | News  149 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

National Campaigner Awards 2020 open for nominations

first_img The Sheila McKechnie Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2020 National Campaigner Awards.Each year the Foundation celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners amongst charities and community groups at local and national level. Nominations are welcomed from small and large organisations, and for individuals and teams.You can also nominate yourself to spread the news of your success and achievements.Emma Boyd, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Foundation, said: “Our interest is in finding those who have made change happen – most effectively, creatively and courageously.” The National Campaigner Awards have a simple nomination form. There are 10 categories, including:David & GoliathBest use of lawBest coalitionYoung person’s awardThe deadline for entries is 12pm Friday 13 March. Winners will receive their award at a special evening ceremony in London on Wednesday 6th May 2020. This will be the first time that the ceremony will be opened up to the wider public, so anyone can book tickets when bookings open in late February.The awards have been running since 2005. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis National Campaigner Awards 2020 open for nominations 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.  326 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementcenter_img WATCH: The National Campaigner Awards 2018 Howard Lake | 17 February 2020 | News  325 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards campaigninglast_img read more

Angolan court urged to drop defamation case against two journalists

first_img RSF_en July 5, 2018 Angolan court urged to drop defamation case against two journalists Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest This will be the fourth time in the past 18 months that Marques appears in court on charges of “insulting the public authority” and “offending a sovereign institution” in connection with his October 2016 article on the news website Maka Angola accusing then attorney general João Maria de Sousa of purchasing land illegally. Maka Angola’s founder and editor, Marques is one of Angola’s best known investigative journalists and has repeatedly been arrested and prosecuted as a result of his reporting on corruption. Bras is being tried with him in this case because he reprinted the story in his independent weekly O Crime.The prosecution requested the maximum possible sentence, three years in prison, for Marques and Bras on 15 June. Marques’ lawyer told RSF that he was optimistic because the charges were “baseless.”“Angola has had a change of regime and must now change its behaviour towards journalists,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The promises made by the new president, João Lourenço, to break with his predecessor’s policies and promote press freedom must be translated into action. The justice system must also send a clear signal by dropping all the charges against Rafael Marques et Mariano Bras.” Marques spent six weeks in prison and was tortured in 1999 for describing then President José Eduardo dos Santos as a “corrupt dictator” in an article. He received a six-month suspended prison sentence on a criminal defamation charge in 2015 for a book about human rights violations in Angola’s diamond mines.When President Dos Santos stood down after 38 years of oppressive rule last September, his successor, João Lourenço, undertook to defend “freedom of the press.” His communication minister, João Melo, announced in an interview on 26 March that there would be a “debate (…) as soon as possible” about the decriminalization of press offences.Angola is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. AngolaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentFreedom of expression News Rafael Marques et Mariano Bras devant les juges le 15 juin 2018 Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Angola Organisation to go further News News February 17, 2021 Find out more News AngolaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentFreedom of expression Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the dismissal of all charges against Angolan journalists Rafael Marques and Mariano Bras, who are facing the possibility of three-year jail terms for accusing a former attorney-general of corruption. A court in Luanda is due to issue its verdict tomorrow. October 28, 2020 Find out more October 9, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Congolese state TV urged to reinstate three journalists fired arbitrarily

first_img Read JED’s press release below JED has obtained copies of letters dated 22 August and 3 September by the RTNC’s director-general rescinding the contracts of cameraman Syande Emaka, reporter Marie Lelo and editor Benjamin Okakesema without prior warning because “video footage that called for rebellion was submitted for inclusion in the 8 pm TV news programme on 22 August, eluding the entire TV channel’s vigilance.” Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Organisation In his defence, Emaka said they were contacted and asked to cover a demonstration in the National Pedagogic University (UPN). He said that, on arriving there, they were taken to FLNC headquarters on the outskirts of Kinshasa where Kapend gave a speech that did not conform to RTNC editorial policy. Their report on the speech was submitted to the TV channel’s management, which refused to broadcast it. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, in calling on the state-owned national radio and TV broadcaster, RTNC, to immediately reinstate three journalists who were fired arbitrarily for covering an anti-government demonstration. News September 17, 2018 Congolese state TV urged to reinstate three journalists fired arbitrarily to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders JED fears that, with the election campaign due to start soon, the dismissal of these journalists could be the prelude to the reinforcement of censorship in the state-owned media. Journalist in Danger (JED) condemns the summary dismissal of three journalists by state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) for filming a political demonstration by opponents of President Joseph Kabila’s government and for suggesting that RTNC should broadcast their report.center_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Studio de télévision au siège de la RTNC à Kinshasa. © RTNC The journalists were fired for covering a demonstration organized by Elie Kapend, the national leader of a political party called the Congolese National Liberation Front (FLNC), who gave President Joseph Kabila an ultimatum to stand down within five days and announced a political transition led by himself before the presidential election scheduled for 23 December. Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News February 18, 2021 Find out more JED condemns the arbitrary dismissal of these journalists, who did not broadcast any part of their report although other Kinshasa journalists and media outlets did cover the demonstration and did broadcast their reports. Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma RSF_en News Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick Mayor’s cat treated better than asylum seekers

first_img Previous articleBeautiful Dreamers are weaving through cityNext articleCancellation: 4th of Four Plays Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanDirect provisionDoras LuimníFianna FáilIntercultural CitieslimerickMayor of Limerick City and County Twitter Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State NewsLocal NewsLimerick Mayor’s cat treated better than asylum seekersBy Alan Jacques – November 27, 2014 671 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NEWLY designated Mayor of Limerick city and county Cllr Kevin Sheahan, has condemned Ireland’s treatment of asylum seekers and said he would not treat his cat in the fashion that they have been treated by the State.Speaking at the signing of the Intercultural Cities agreement with the Council of Europe in the city last week, the Fianna Fáil councillor highlighted the positive examples of cultural diversity in Limerick but condemned the negative impact of the system of Direct Provision.“I would not treat my cat in the fashion in which this country is treating asylum seekers.  Men, women and children: some of whom who have been waiting a decade as applicants. So we can clap ourselves on the back but we are not lily white,” said Cllr Sheahan.Intercultural Cities is a Council of Europe and European commission initiative, which aims to build upon a network of cities worldwide by sharing examples of best practice on integration and intercultural collaboration.According to Doras Luimni integration policy officer, Dr Matt Cannon, the Mid-West migrant rights organisation initiated Limerick’s participation in the Intercultural Cities network in 2012. Dr Cannon also said it was great to see Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Integration Working Group taking on the challenge of intercultural integration and policy-making.“It is very encouraging to hear the words of support from the Cathaoirleach in regard to the plight of asylum seekers. This illustrates the usefulness of these networks, shared experience and learning on the issues relating to immigration and integration,” he added. Printcenter_img Facebook Email Doras concerns about ongoing safety and wellbeing of residents in Direct Provision during Covid-19 Pandemic Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sectorlast_img read more

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