Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped May 3, 2021 Find out more to go further News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific August 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Suspect arrested in shooting death of radio host Niel Jimena News June 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Philippines Reporters Without Borders notes the arrest of one of the suspects in the murder of radio journalist Niel Jimena on 8 August in the southern Philippines.“Progress in the investigation into the murders of media workers is too rare to be ignored,” the press freedom organization said. “We call on the police to continue their efforts to find those behind these crimes and we hope that there will be rapid progress in many similar cases that are still outstanding. “The danger facing journalists and the impunity of their attackers has reached tragic proportions in the Philippines. We note that at least four media workers have been murdered since the start of the year. “Ensuring justice for victims is a prerequisite for deterring further attacks and ending this bloody escalation. In this respect, the investigation into the massacre of 32 journalists in 2009 is particularly significant. However, it should not obscure the fact that the legal system has been slow to shed light on a series of other murders, including those of Dennis Cuesta, Christopher Guarin and Aldion Layao.”Jimena, a presenter on DYRI-RMN Radio, was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle near his home on Negros Island last August. Before his death, he received threats from a politician he had criticised.One of the two suspects, Noel Guimeroy, was arrested on 8 August in the village of Tinungan in the Isabela commune. The second, Joel Calungsod, is still sought by police. Both will answer to charges of murder before the municipal court in Silay, in the west of Negros Island. The Philippines is ranked 140th of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders and remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Receive email alerts RSF_en News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out more
Receive email alerts News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News March 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the Syrian regime’s appalling repressive methods, which continue unchanged while the world’s media turns its attention from Syria to the battle for Tripoli.The famous cartoonist Ali Ferzat’s torture while abducted for several hours today in Damascus and the woman journalist Hanadi Zahlout’s torture while in detention are typical of the way the regime treats those who challenge its propaganda and express views different from its own.Ferzat was subjected to several hours of hell after being abducted by masked members of the security services at around 4:30 a.m. in Omeyyades Square, in the city centre, as he drove home from his office. His captors broke his left hand, which he uses to draw, and burned his body with lit cigarettes. He was finally dumped at the side of a road near the airport with a bag over his head. Some of his drawings and other personal effects were confiscated. He is currently in Al-Razi Hospital. Organisation August 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Systematic use of torture by security services RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Aged 60, Ferzat has been very critical of President Bashar Al-Assad and his government ever since the start of the protests in March. “In 2003, his inspiration and the insolence of his drawings led the Syrian authorities to ban his satirical magazine Al Domari, which they had permitted a few years earlier,” former diplomat Ignace Leverrier wrote in his Le Monde blog today.It has emerged that freelance journalist Hanadi Zahlout has been tortured since her arrest on 25 July. She continues to be detained.Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that Myriam Haddad, a journalist with the magazine Mouqarabat who was kidnapped from the Havana Café in central Damascus on 11 August, was released on 23 August. The press freedom organization was not surprised to also learn that all the Internet cafés have installed software that spy on their clients’ online activities. At the same time, telephone communications are now almost always cut as soon as the army enters a city. March 12, 2021 Find out more Related documents _.farzat.zipZIP – 79.07 KB Follow the news on Syria to go further Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Plantu’s drawing Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more
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Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Rents start at $1,565 for 500 square foot studios and peak at $3,265 for two bedroom apartments facing The Commons. All of the highest price units were pre-leased by September, and a project representative said the rest of the two bedrooms are filling up faster than the smaller units.Related: City Centre applies for tax breaksRelated: After delays, Harold’s Square project on Ithaca Commons will resume constructionWith about 70 parking spaces offered for a $200/month fee, the project team is counting on many residents using alternate modes of transportation. While the location is walkable to downtown, the sales team also touts its bike storage room and proximity to several bus stops.City Centre has been offering regular tours of the new space. Here’s a peek inside the building as of Wednesday, Feb. 6.A look into one of the modeled two-bedroom apartments. Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — With upward work done, the City Centre project has turned inward.Construction on the building at 301 E. State St., facing the Ithaca Commons, is on track to complete in the next couple of months. The ground floor, which will contain three big retail spaces including The Ithaca Ale House and Collegetown Bagels (the third hasn’t been announced yet), a fitness center, lobby, common kitchen, dog wash station among other spaces, is beginning to take form.About 35 percent of the building’s 192 apartments are currently reserved with leases starting June 1. The units are marketed as “luxury apartments,” with features like stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and in-unit laundry, as well as access to shared amenities like wine storage space, a rooftop terrace and a business center. Tagged: city centre, development, market-rate housing
In the absence of identified magnetic anomalies in the southernmost Atlantic and Indian Oceans, palaeomagnetic data provide the most precise test of the initial relative positions of East and West Gondwanaland, with an uncertainty of about 10°. Two models are presented which lie within this uncertainty, but which have very different consequences for the initial position of the Antarctic Peninsula and the evolution of the Weddell Sea. Consideration of these models and their evolution shows that, in turn, a combination of mid-Jurassic palaeomagnetic data from the Peninsula and knowledge of Weddell Sea magnetic lineations should indicate the initial relative positions of East and West Gondwanaland.
A multi-isotope approach has been applied to the origin of one of the largest and latest Newer Granite complexes of the Scottish Caledonides. Contributions from both mantle and unexposed late Proterozoic lower continental crust are recognized, indicating that granite magmatism is a mechanism for both primary crustal growth and reworking of older crustal rocks.
Photo: Royal Navy Photo: Royal Navy British and American jets carried out strike missions from the carrier using live weapons for the first time, while newly-modernised support ship RFA Fort Victoria and HMS Kent undertook the Royal Navy’s first transfer of ammunition at sea in three years. Her time at sea, joined by Royal Navy warships, Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships, F-35B Lightning jets, Fleet Air Arm helicopters and ships from the US Navy and Dutch Navy, saw the 65,000-tonne carrier achieve a number of ‘firsts’. UK Carrier Strike Group assembles for 1st time View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth The 2017-commissioned aircraft carrier has been training in the North Sea as part of Group Exercise 2020 as she prepares for her first operational deployment next year. Posted: 6 months ago View post tag: Royal Navy Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate HMS Kent operated as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Commander during the exercise, coordinating all aspects of the underwater battle space across the Strike Group. The arrival of F-35B strike fighters from VMFA-211 in September marked the first time HMS Queen Elizabeth had embarked a squadron from the US Marine Corps. Categories: “Over the past few weeks the Royal Navy has achieved what many people said would be impossible,” Commodore Steve Moorhouse, Commander UK Carrier Strike Group, said. Share this article The Carrier Strike Group consisted of destroyers HMS Defender, HMS Diamond and USS The Sullivans as well as frigates HMS Kent, HMS Northumberland and HNLMS Evertsen. RFA Tideforce and RFA Fort Victoria provided supplies, stories and fuel to the group. “There is still much to be done as we continue to prepare for our first operational deployment next year. But be in no doubt: twenty years of ambition has been realised, and the UK Carrier Strike Group is now a reality.” Related Article “We have formed a sovereign UK Carrier Strike Group with the ships and aircraft necessary to protect and sustain global carrier operations. Crucially, the Royal Navy has done this against the backdrop of the Covid pandemic and while maintaining our other commitments at home and around the world.” GroupEx 2020 was followed by Exercise Joint Warrior, in which the Carrier Strike Group joined other NATO warships for a series of demanding scenarios across air, land and sea. Posted: 6 months ago “We’ve also gone a step further by operating and integrating a mixed UK/US air group of strike fighters and by incorporating ships from our closest allies,” he added. Vessels With jets from the UK’s 617 Squadron, together with 11 helicopters from the Fleet Air Arm, it constituted the largest Royal Navy air group in more than 30 years. The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has returned to Portsmouth following the debut of the new Carrier Strike Group which will represent Britain on the global stage for the next fifty years. HMS Queen Elizabeth replenishment. Photo: Royal Navy/RFA
On September 14, 2019 the Friends of the Peters-Margedant House received Indiana Landmarks’ 2019 Servaas Memorial Award in the youth-serving category for its work to engage the next generation in preservation and history, recruiting students in its efforts to promote Evansville’s Peters-Margedant House.According to the Indiana Landmarks website, the Servaas Award recognizes outstanding achievements in historic preservation, and is awarded to programs that engage young people in preservation or elevate their appreciation of landmarks, especially programs that have ongoing impact.In 2014, the Peters-Margedant House was listed on Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list, which led to the formation of the Friends and a plan to move the tiny home for use as a learning lab at the University of Evansville. Now restored, the house hosts regular guided tours. This year, a semester-long course will challenge college students to figure out how to equip the house with self-guiding tour technology.“It’s really the type of architecture that appeals to children of all ages,” noted Dr. Heidi Strobel, curator at the house. “For the elementary students, it’s on their scale. For students heading to college who are environmentally engaged and like the idea of leaving a small footprint, it resonates with them as well.”The 552-square-foot Peters-Margedant House was designed and built in 1934 by William Wesley Peters, a one-time student at Evansville College and MIT. Peters went on to be the first apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and became the great architect’s right hand man, working on such structures as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.Wes Peters and the Peters-Margedant House are the subjects of an exhibit called “William Wesley Peters: Evansville’s Connection to the World of Frank Lloyd Wright,” which is running at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science through October 27, 2019. Images, drawings, and models will illustrate Peters’ career while he was in Evansville, as well as his work with Wright and post-Wright.Those interested in the Peters-Margedant House are welcome to visit campus for a tour. Upcoming open house dates include September 21 and 28, and October 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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