Families cut back spending

first_img Families cut back spending Tags: NULL KCS-content Share whatsapp Sunday 24 October 2010 10:41 pm center_img THE health of household finances and consumer confidence are in sharp decline, according to a survey released by research firm Markit today.The index measuring expectations for future household finances dropped from 40.7 to 37.7, with 50 being the break-even point that indicates no change in sentiment.The sharpest drop was among those working in the public sector: sentiment fell ten points from 39.9 to 38.9. Overall, 27 per cent of households said that their finances had deteriorated since last month.Household spending also fell at the fastest rate since January. While it had increased for the past two months, October has seen families cut back on their outflows: the index recorded 48.9 versus 51.5 – a mild increase – in September.Markit also reported that households have both seen their debt rise for the first time in nine months and their earnings drop. The survey comes just after the release of disappointing retail sales figures for September showing a drop of 0.2 per cent, a second month’s successive fall.In addition to suffering high inflation – the retail price index now stands at 4.6 per cent – consumers’ confidence has been knocked by bad news in the housing market and by the prospect of tax rises. The VAT rate is soon to go up from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent.Households recorded the steepest fall in the value of their property for 17 months, with the Markit survey’s house price index plunging to 36.9 from 43.2 last month.The decline in household spending and property values compounds concerns about a slowdown in the nation’s recovery.Markit’s Tim Moore said: “The wider economy may be set for a soft patch before we see the gains from deficit reduction and the benefits of a leaner government.”Economists warned a cutback in consumer spending will dampen economic growth. “Consumer spending is 65 per cent of the economy,” said Howard Archer at IHS Global Insight. whatsapp More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndo Show Comments ▼last_img read more

RYCC vs CEC ECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Riyaan CC…

first_img Football RYCC vs CEC ECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Riyaan CC vs Cyprus Eagles CTL Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction By Kunal Dhyani – August 29, 2020 Sport News Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Football Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football Sport News Esports Latest Sports News ECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE between Riyaan CC vs Cyprus Eagles CTL (RYCC vs CEC Dream11 Team Prediction).Here some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 ECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE (RYCC vs CEC Dream11 Team Prediction) Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Facebook Twitter ATP Tour RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDream 11Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10 Cyprus liveMatch PredictionRiyaan CC vs Cyprus Eagles CTLRYCC vs CECTeam Squads SHARE ATP Tour Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsUndoECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE: RYCC vs CEC Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Riyaan CC vs Cyprus Eagles CTL (RYCC vs CEC )Date: 29 August 2020Time: 1:30 PM IST, Live on FancodeECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE Streaming detailsECS T10-Cyprus 2020 will be streamed on the Fancode App in india and worldwide on the European Cricket Network’s YouTube channel.ECS T10-Cyprus 2020 League 2020 RYCC vs CEC  full squadsCyprus Eagles CTL:Srinivas Angarekkala, Gursewak Singh, Mehran Khan, Rajasekhar Poluri and Jawad Shah, Murali Alanki, Harwinder Singh, Sajib Mohammad, Balwinder Singh, Amandeep Singh, Gurpratap Singh, Jugraj Singh, Zeeshan Sarwar, Tejwinder Singh, Neeraj Tiwari, Murtaza Yamin, Thulasi Alluri, Sekhar Muttamsetti, Charan Nalluri, Tirupathi Sandireddy, Gurdeep Sharma, Sushil Kumar, Lakhwinder Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Manikanta RanimekalaRiyaan CC:Muteeb Rehman, Awais Ahmad, Shoaib Ahmad, Atif Khan, Atta Ullah, Zubair Liaqat, Awais Liaqat, Yasir Mehmood, Muhammad Bilawal, Zeeshan Ahmad, Bimal Ranabhat, Jeewan Lasmal, Sibtal Hassnain, WCP Wellege, Tayyab Bashir, Usman Mazhar and Ram Jaishwal, Ahsan Ullah, Ali Raza, Umair Liaqat SportSport News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sport News Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Previous articleIPL 2020 : Another setback for CSK, Suresh Raina returns to India will not play IPL 2020Next articleIPL 2020: Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians team begin training at the Zayed Cricket Stadium Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Belotti, Chiesa come close to breaking deadlock as Italy pile pressure on Wales; Follow Live Updates PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win titlelast_img read more

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti

first_img 2015 photographs:  Marcelo Villada, Tessa Donati, Nicola Roman WalbeckPhotographs:  Marcelo Villada, Tessa Donati, Nicola Roman WalbeckSave this picture!© Marcelo VilladaText description provided by the architects. Landscape Solduno is a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the historical centre of Locarno, southern Switzerland. I grew up a few steps from here, in an area of eclectic early 20th century bourgeois mansions and brick condos from the 1960s. Today most of those early-to mid 20th century buildings, have given way to more recent anonymous edifices. The engineer that commissioned us, was persuaded that even in this rather dull context, a distinguished project would not be out of place. We have embraced the idea, cherishing the opportunity to build a modern residential and commercial estate, in tune with the luster of a recent past, and yet merging in the fabric of the neighbourhood. City projects are for us an act of reconciliation, a mediation between past and present. The interpretation of a site, its form and atmosphere.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaThe city and the delta The plot is between two distinct and contrasting fronts. On one side open nature, on the other the city. Facing south the sloping grounds leading to the groves of the Maggia river delta, on the north a busy street with heavy traffic. This is the last lot where two rows of buildings can be inserted on both sides, therefore a transition space. Our concern was to create an open complex, integrating in its design the empty spaces and fronts of the adjacent edifices, in particular the Rino Tami building.Save this picture!Site PlanA neighbourhood We envisioned three buildings: an urban block on via Varenna, and two freestanding minute towers facing the Maggia river and the mountains. The interstices and empty spaces between the buildings, connect the complex to the panorama, Tami’s brick construction and the enclosed gardens of the adjacent buildings.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaPlansTypical floors 3rd floor.The spatial character of the estate was inspired by the few still existing old villas in the area, and the memory of the ones that were demolished. We did set to realise two narrow towers with one flat on each floor, reminiscent of the typology of the villa a piani (villa on floors), characteristic bourgeois apartments in early 20th century Milan. This approach granted river and mountain vistas to the building facing via Varenna, turning a transitional space into a unifying complex.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaSave this picture!Floor PlanTypical floors 4th floor Instead of beginning the project working on the floor plans, we started with the section, planning three varying heights encasing into each other from floor to floor; 2.31 m for the kitchens, 2.62 m for the bedrooms and 2.93 m for the reception rooms. Each flat features varying configurations, both in floor plan and section, creating diversified individual environments. Some reception rooms are facing the internal court, others the river; some are placed inside the conservatory, and others offer studio space facing the delta.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaSave this picture!Floor PlanCross section The fluid spatiality given by a total lack of hallways, allows to live the flat from one pole to the other, fully perceiving from the inside the true dimension of the building. Even the loggias, which were conceived as external space, can be turned into a conservatory in the fashion of old villas. The facades of the buildings facing the river, hint at the articulated interior organisation of space (the modulation in floor plans, spaces and heights) without being its mere photocopy.Save this picture!© Tessa DonatiSave this picture!SectionLongitudinal section Thanks to the rational use of only three window types and dimensions, we achieved an expressive unity, despite the great variety of situations. The urban street facing construction instead, presents a more linear structure in bands, both in floor plan and facade. This was our conceptual response to the street flow, given by the one-way system of via Varenna. Over a fully glazed ground floor, we developed a totally closed street facing prospect, like a monumental screen.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaSave this picture!SectionFacade Concept We wished to use brick to reinforce the link to the adjacent Rino Tami building, but with the help of 21st century technology delivered a contemporary reinterpretation. In collaboration with ROB AG -a ETH spin off responsible for digital programing- and the firm Keller AG from Pfungen, Switzerland, we developed a robot assembled modular facade. The bricks of each module bend inwards or outwards, reminiscent of bossage.Save this picture!© Nicola Roman WalbeckBrick solid bossage elevation “Pixel patchwork“ Super brick blocks reminding of pixels, form the facade’s image. Their scale was chosen carefully to enable combinations adaptable to the proportions of each of the building’s faces. ROB mathematically parameterized the modules for the production, while Keller developed custom bricks in a desert sand shade, using clay from Jura. Applying the randomly generated combination of panels on each of the three building’s faces, we created a brick patchwork regardless of windows and loggias.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaCutting the frames in the solid facade From this solid facade we then cut the already planned openings, following a different logic, namely the one determined by the alternation of frames and windows. Being the two processes independent from each other, the resulting facade pattern and relations were totally unpredictable.Save this picture!DetailAssembly drawings with single bricks weaving the panels The firm Keller finally subdivided the various elements in further panels of varying shape and size, following a further montage logic. Among the various panels, there are junction bricks that weave together the patchwork brick layer. Finally the whole facade sits on stainless steel brackets and hooks, a process never explored before.Save this picture!© Tessa Donati3D Bossage elevation simulation study The final appearance has textile ornamental qualities, like fraying fabric where the bricks have been cut to accommodate the openings for the windows. The whole building reminds of a curtain swelling and contracting in the breeze.Save this picture!ElevationConclusion This project was born parallel to Cà Bianca, but they could not differ more. If one thematises the precision of an ordering grid, the other explores the possibilities of imprecision and lack of alignments as expressive potential. The growing economical pressure determines shrinking deadlines, and a compression in construction costs; is also cause of a growing loss in manual accuracy, in spite of highly prized Swiss precision. We turned the adversity of the market situation into a creative tool, assimilating in our design the imprecisions connected with manual skills on the building site. Execution difficulties were to define details and anti-details in the project. Walls, openings and levels are never in alignment. Even the brick encasement is not coplanar, at times protruding over the windows. In fact there is no linear correspondence between interior and exterior. The facade could be considered totally arbitrary, picturesque and mannerist in the style of a decorated shed. The brick grid covers or reveals what lays beneath, disregarding whether plastered wall or window.Cà Bugnada proved that a project undergoing rational developments and logical processes, can produce informal, unanticipated and astonishing results.Project gallerySee allShow lessMonocle 24’s ‘The Urbanist’ Investigates the Role of Fashion in the CityArchitecture NewsTAKENO Nursery / Tadashi Suga ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Solduno, 6600, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeBuzzi ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLocarnoSwitzerlandPublished on September 07, 2015Cite: “Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti” 07 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Switzerland Save this picture!© Marcelo Villada+ 31 Share ArchDaily Architects: Buzzi Architetti Year Completion year of this architecture project Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi ArchitettiSave this projectSaveLe Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772886/le-stelle-housing-buzzi-architetti Clipboard Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetticenter_img Year:  Apartments Year:  Projects Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772886/le-stelle-housing-buzzi-architetti Clipboard CopyApartments•Locarno, Switzerland “COPY”last_img read more

The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880782/the-house-of-sculptor-jarnuszkiewicz-yh2 Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880782/the-house-of-sculptor-jarnuszkiewicz-yh2 Clipboard Houses Year:  The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2 The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2Save this projectSaveThe House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2 Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Alumilex, Eames, Goodfellow “COPY” CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•East Bolton, Canada Lead Architects: 2013 Loukas Yiacouvakis Architects: YH2 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Canada Photographs Designer:Jacek JarnuszkiewiczStructural Engineer:Rafik MattaCity:East BoltonCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Francis PelletierText description provided by the architects. The house of sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz is a collaborative work between client, sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz and architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis. The process by which this project was conceived follows the guidelines of the surrealist’s exquisite cadaver technique where each designer builds following the work done by the previous one. Each sculptural proposition was debated among ourselves until we finally agreed to express verticality as a strong and clear expression of the given landscape’s essence; a vast land overhanging lake Trousers filled by a chiaroscuro coniferous forest.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierOnce the compositional rules established, the project was developed from the hand of one creator to the other, from volume to plan, from the handling of materials and masses to the upgrowth of interior spaces. The fractioning of masses, the composition of two wood volumes, one light and one dark, the opacity and transparency structural games all make the house unite with nature as well as nature integrate the house.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierThe open plan of the house offers a natural fluidity and continuity between the forest’s ground level and the lower floor of the house, between interior and exterior. The experience offered by the mezzanine on the last floor is completed by a large covered terrace that simultaneously is a wildlife observation tower and a panoramic belvedere opening itself to the mountains and overlooking the lake nearby.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Francis PelletierVertical composition reminiscent of the mature trees surrounding it, the house opens itself to daylight and to the majestic scenery thanks to the large glass facade covering the three floors. At dawn, the surroundings disappear and the house emerges as a sculptural lantern in the heart of the forest. Expressed tectonics where spatial composition overrides functionality, it is a sculptural house in nature.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierSave this picture!Sections A and BSave this picture!© Francis PelletierProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest’s Tallest B…Architecture NewsArchitectural Upcycling: 3 Materials That Turn Trash Into Low-Cost Construction Elem…Articles Share Save this picture!© Francis Pelletier+ 26 Share Projects Photographs:  Francis Pelletier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeYH2 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsEast BoltonCanadaPublished on October 03, 2017Cite: “The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2” 03 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Pub charity raffles ‘illegal’ says law firm

first_img  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Pub charity raffles ‘illegal’ says law firm Tagged with: Gaming Law / policy Raffles Dorset-based charity law specialists JW Law claim that charity raffles in pubs are illegal under current law. Yet this popular method of local fundraising takes place in pubs across the UK and has done so for years.JW Law concluded that a raffle is simply another term for a lottery and the Gambling Act makes it an offence to promote a lottery unless it is either carried out under a Gambling Commission operating licence or is an ‘exempt lottery’. Yet only local authorities and ‘non-commercial societies’ can obtain an operating licence, not pubs. Nor can any of the four types of exempt lottery cover charity pub raffles.When the company raised the issue with the Gambling Commission it was unable to identify which type of legal lottery pub raffles fall under.In practice, the Gambling Commission does not take enforcement action against pubs and similar businesses running these kinds of raffles. But this is not satisfactory in JW Law’s view.As a result, it has petitioned the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to propose a change in the law to allow and regulate these types of raffles. This would help ensure that pub charity raffles are as well regulated as charities’ own fundraising raffles, and that charities can actively encourage pubs and businesses to run raffles for them.Julie Wylie, principal at JW Law, said: “Raffles run by businesses and clubs in aid of charity are a very common and important form of fundraising, especially in these difficult times. So, it’s important that these raffles are recognised and permitted by the law, with thought given to what simple safeguards can be put in place to ensure that an appropriate percentage of funds raised go to the charity which the raffle is held in aid of”.www.jw-law.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 22 September 2010 | News 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

Haitian elections discredited by fraud

first_imgHaiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), in an attempt to silence its critics, opened up a selection of its vote tallies to public inspection. Seventy-eight out of 13,000 were randomly selected and then inspected. One hundred percent of this sample was found to be invalid. (Haiti Sentinel, Dec. 2)The CEP threw out the 78 fraudulent tallies, but still went ahead and decided not to review how they were counted and how the counting was conducted. They declared the vote count “official,” with Jovenel Moïse of the governing Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale (PHTK) coming in first with 33 percent and Jude Célestine, running for the Alternative League for Progress and Haitian Emancipation (LAPEH), second, with 25 percent of the vote.Célestin has endorsed a statement by a group of eight Haitian political parties saying that he will not contest the next round of voting on Dec. 27, but he has not officially withdrawn.The U.S. government invested $30 million in these elections. The European Community sent in teams of observers. Both were quick to accept the results of these elections. What this means is that the imperialist powers support the policies of Martelly’s PHTK government and want to see them continued under Moïse.Martelly has announced that he is taking steps to reinstitute the Haitian army. This instrument of state power will make it easier for the bourgeois rulers to repress and exploit the Haitian people and guarantee “stability.” (Haïti-Liberté, Dec. 2)The Haitian people had a vastly different perspective. They wanted their votes counted fairly. They wanted to run their own country and it was obvious that extensive ballot stuffing and other fraud had been perpetuated to produce favorable results for the PHTK.A U.S. delegation of election monitors from the National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers said the voting arrangements “fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections” and called for an independent investigation. (Haïti-Liberté, Nov. 25)The Haitian people came out in the tens of thousands both in Port-au-Prince and nationwide to protest the CEP and to demand a fair vote. This happened day after day at the call of LAPEH, Fanmi Lavalas and Dessalines Children Platform (Pitit Dessalines), three of the opposition parties.After Martelly resigned, some of the protesters raised a call for a transitional government and completely new elections.In a country where many working people live without electricity or telephone service such massive and frequent demonstrations reflect a deep anger.Both the Catholic hierarchy and the Protestant churches in Haiti called for an independent investigation and examination of the Aug. 9 and Oct. 25 elections.The new U.S. ambassador to Haiti, Peter Mulrean, said he hoped the new Haitian president would be chosen by the ballot box rather than in the streets. He was speaking at a Christmas party held at his private residence. (Radio Metropole, Dec. 6)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Grants promote research in the College of Science and Engineering

first_imgArt, science departments to continue zoo enrichment course printStudents in the College of Science and Engineering will get the opportunity to work on research projects.The Science and Engineering Research Center awarded 26 students with grants of up to $1,500 during the spring semester.Since 2006, the college has funded 351 projects.The grants, awarded every semester, allow undergraduate students to fund their research projects and work one-on-one with professors.“When you have a mentor working with you in the field you are planning to enter, you are able to really thoroughly experience what you are studying,” grant recipient Holly Wright said. “They help you to see ways to apply your major beyond the classroom.”Students have the opportunity to look for solutions to problems through their studies and experiments. They learn how to apply what they learn with actual research.Associate Professor of Psychology Cathy R. Cox is helping four students with their research projects.“Our first goal is to support research in the college,” Cox said. “It’s a nice outlet to teach students hands-on experience of doing study from start to finish.”After students complete their research they are required to present their projects in the Student Research Symposium. The event showcases projects of approximately 300 students. It is held during the spring semester of every school year.During the symposium students present their projects to visitors, faculty members and other students. The event allows visitors to see what the college is doing and what they have available.“We’re not doing it for us, we’re doing it for the students,” Senior Associate Dean Magnus L. Rittby said. “Everything we do that are a benefit to the students, are a benefit to the college.” ReddIt + posts Facebook Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Twitter Boykin, Doctson among 14 football players graduating Saturday Connie Beltran is a senior at TCU majoring in journalism and minoring in French. She covers the College of Education and the College of Science and Engineering for TCU 360. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Students prepping for research symposium Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Connie Beltran Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Linkedin Twitter Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Students paint bacteria in cross campus learning ReddIt Meghen Goulet, senior student and grant recipient, works on research in lab at TCU. (Connie Beltran) Linkedin Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Facebook Previous articleUniversity Drive construction bothers student residentsNext articleFrog It Forward initiative debuts on campus Connie Beltran RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Egypt: Sinai specialist Ismail Alexandrani completes second year in pre-trial detention

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Better known as Ismail Alexandrani, a pen-name he chose in honour of his home town, the northern city of Alexandria, he is a respected freelance investigative reporter, political scientist and sociologist specializing in the Sinai Peninsula’s Jihadi movements. Arrested at Hurghada airport, in the Red Sea Governorate, on his return from Berlin on 29 November 2015, Alexandrani has been held provisionally ever since. RSF urges the authorities to free him and drop all charges against him. RSF also calls for the release of all journalists who are unjustly detained in Egypt. “The Egyptian authorities must allow local journalists to investigate subjects of public interest even when the authorities regard these subjects as sensitive,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Detaining a journalist provisionally for two years can only be regarded as an excessive punishment. We call on the authorities to explain the grounds that supposedly justify repeatedly prolonging his pre-trial detention.” Alain Gresh, a French journalist who has met Alexandrani several times and as the editor of the online newspaper Orient XXI and as a journalist at the monthly Le Monde Diplomatique, for which Alexandrani wrote, said: “It was undoubtedly his articles about the Sinai for the international media that prompted his arrest.” The editor of Orient XXI said: “He was a rigorous reporter and extremely well informed, especially about the Sinai where he had many contacts, while the Egyptian authorities tried and still try to prevent any serious reporting emerging from the region.” Alexandrani’s detention has been systematically renewed every 45 days for the past two years, reaching the legal limit for provisional detention in Egypt. He is held on suspicion of publishing false information and belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood but the charges are not definitive because judicial proceedings have not yet been formally initiated against him. “Everyone who knows him has been struck by the inanity of these accusations,” said Youssef el Chazli, a political scientist and PhD student, who points out that Alexandrani’s tens of thousands of Facebook follows are fully aware of “his intellectual and political aversion to Islamist movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood.” Nominated for the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2016, Alexandrani was an associate researcher at the Arab Reform Initiative in Paris and a guest lecturer at the Wilson Centre in Washington. He also wrote for MadaMasr, Safir Arabi, Al Jazeera English and the Forum for Arab and International Relations. At least 16 journalists are currently detained in connection with their work in Egypt, which is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 1, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of Ismail Al Sayed Mohamed Omar Toufic, a respected Egyptian journalist and researcher who was arrested by the Egyptian authorities exactly two years ago today. RSF_en News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression January 22, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Wilson centre Follow the news on Egypt February 6, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Organisation November 29, 2017 – Updated on November 30, 2017 Egypt: Sinai specialist Ismail Alexandrani completes second year in pre-trial detention to go further Newslast_img read more

Limerick Area Network on Violence Against Women to Mark 16 Days…

first_imgLimerickNewsLimerick Area Network on Violence Against Women to Mark 16 Days of Action OnlineBy Meghann Scully – November 25, 2020 234 WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostViolence Against Women Previous articleGreen TD calls on EPA to abandon plans for virtual oral hearing into plans by Irish Cement to burn waste at Limerick cement factoryNext articleOPINION: Criticism of Johnny Murphy is unfounded and unfair Meghann Scully center_img Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garda’ from Roxboro, staff from agencies working with survivors of domestic violence and UL Hospitals Group staff marking the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women at University Hospital Limerick.THIS year will see Limerick Area Network on Violence Against Women (LAN) move their work to mark the global movement, the 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, online.The 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence takes place every year from November 25th – December 10th. Each year LAN organises a number of educational and awareness raising events to mark the occasion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, due to Covid-19 and restrictions put in place, this year LAN will move their efforts to social media using #16DaysLimerick to raise awareness around its work and to educate the public on how to support a loved one who may be living with domestic violence.Each day, over the 16 Days, LAN member groups, from across a range of statutory and voluntary organisations, will release information on the workings of LAN, educational resources and national supports available to women experiencing domestic violence via their social media platforms using #16DaysLimerick. LAN are asking members of the public to help share this information on social media to ensure it has as wide a reach as possible.LAN hope that by circulating this information online not only will it educate the general public around how to support a loved one they fear might be in a violent situation, but cruitally, they want to let the women of Limerick know that there are numerous local and national supports available to them if they are living with domestic violence.LAN Chairperson and Executive Director of Rape Crisis Midwest, said, “While we are disappointed we cannot meet in person this year to mark the 16 Days of Action, we are delighted that we can carryout this important awareness raising campaign online and we would encourage the public to engage with the #16DaysLimerick posts on social media as they may end up being a lifeline for someone they know and love.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more