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Rugby Book Review – Blue Blood: The Bernard Jackman Autobiography

first_imgDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. TAGS: Book Review LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bernard Jackman was no superstar, his inconsistent lineout throwing arguably the factor that restricted him to nine Irish caps, writes Alan Pearey. Yet, like many a pro, the Leinster hooker went way beyond the call of duty in a bid to win matches, putting his battered body on the line at the risk of long-term damage to his health.Playing while concussed has long been an open secret in rugby, but Jackman’s revelation that he was sparko 20 times in his final three years, and once spent weeks locked in a darkened room after a kick-off collision at Connacht, is shocking. Players often duck the cognitive tests used to evaluate concussion and the inescapable, though unstated, conclusion is that it will take a death to force rugby to mend its ways.If concussion is one theme (and there are tales of training-ground punches that sent Denis Leamy and Ryan Caldwell into spasm), then the broken promises of Michael Cheika is another. Indeed, the then Leinster coach’s upbeat messages to Jackman as the author fought against headaches, stingers and shot knees during the 2009-10 season, only for Jackman to spend most of the time on the bench, become almost farcical. The low point came when Cheika wouldn’t let Jackman quit – “I decide when you retire!” he told him – but the player got his watch and engraved cuff links in the end, and has now embarked on a coaching career and a Masters at UCD.RW RATING 4/5 BUY IT AT:  bernardjackman.ie RRP:  €19.99 (£17) PUBLISHED BY:  Irish Sports PublishingGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the January 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazinelast_img read more

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Bow Quarter Apartment / EBBA ARCHITECTS

first_img “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959833/bow-quarter-apartment-ebba-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959833/bow-quarter-apartment-ebba-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Benni Allan+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeEBBA ARCHITECTSOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsEnglandLondonOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on April 12, 2021Cite: “Bow Quarter Apartment / EBBA ARCHITECTS” 12 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 Bow Quarter Apartment / EBBA ARCHITECTSSave this projectSaveBow Quarter Apartment / EBBA ARCHITECTS 2020 Photographs:  Benni AllanCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benni AllanRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. EBBA have recently completed an ambitious refurbishment to an apartment located in an old matchstick factory in East London. The project includes the complete overhaul of a double height space in the converted factory building, opening up and extending the mezzanine to provide a generous flexible apartment. The renovation sought to maximise the small footprint by lining the edges with joinery and storage, allowing for an open plan arrangement with vertical lines that could increase the sense of volume.Save this picture!© Benni AllanSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Benni AllanPropping up the extended floor is a large piece of furniture – working as structural joinery – in the form of a new stair entirely in timber with all of the elements left exposed, framing an intimate space beneath that will be used for dining. The slender skeletal framework of the stair helps to emphasise the height of the main living space while also acting as the support for a desk on the level above, offering a contemplative study space for working at home. The use of the ash for the structural timber in a white stain provides a soft background to the apartment, coupled with the neutral tones of the cement floor and kitchen counter; a terrazzo-like slab with translucent aggregate and fine black basalt.Save this picture!© Benni AllanTo complement the subdued and calming interior, a selection of simple lighting fixtures respond to the activities and way the apartment will be used, while complementing the forms of the new joinery. An enlarged storage unit in pine supports the functional aspects of life and will be able to be concealed behind curtains hanging from a rail. All furniture sought to use readily available timber treated and made to a very high quality that enabled an ambitious project to be delivered in a cost effective way.Save this picture!© Benni AllanProject gallerySee allShow lessNOLISTRA Housing / LAN ArchitectureSelected ProjectsANU Pop-Up Village / Oculus + Craig Tan ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:London , United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments “COPY” United Kingdom Architects: EBBA ARCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyApartments, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•London, United Kingdom ArchDaily Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bow Quarter Apartment / EBBA ARCHITECTSlast_img read more

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Wisconsin anti-worker guv targets public education

first_imgFeb. 4 protest.Photo: Joe BruskyResistance to Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 budget proposal — Senate Bill 21, released in early February — is ongoing across Wisconsin. Walker’s proposals on behalf of Wall Street are a continuation of the international austerity assault by the banks and corporations that is ravaging Greece and Puerto Rico, Detroit and Wisconsin.The University of Wisconsin, a 26-campus, public higher educational system, is world-renowned. Walker’s proposed cuts have drawn deep anger statewide and beyond. He wants to dismantle the “Wisconsin Idea” by eliminating shared governance and cutting a minimum of $300 million from the system, attacking faculty, staff, students and their communities.He calls these proposals Act 10, after the Jim Crow austerity law that drew hundreds of thousands of labor, community and student protesters from around the world to the State Capitol in Madison in 2011.Act 10 eliminated payroll dues deduction for public sector unions, cut wages for public sector workers by increasing health care and pension payments, and forced public sector unions to annually secure a 51 percent majority vote of the entire bargaining unit, not just of those who voted. Among other union-busting provisions, it mandated that public sector unions, if certified, could only bargain over wages up to the rate of inflation.As a result, membership in public sector unions has plummeted to the lowest level in 20 years, health and safety measures have declined, privatization has taken place in the university system, and poverty — especially for children and communities of color — has skyrocketed. (wccf.org)In the 2011-13 state budget cycle, the largest cuts to the UW System in history took place. And K-12 public education was subjected to massive cuts, while charter schools were increased.It’s important to note that declining state support for public education has greatly accelerated in Wisconsin over the past three decades, under both Democrats and Republicans. Tuition and student debt are skyrocketing.Attacks on public education and the unions harm people of color, women and the lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer community the most as laws, services and policies such as affirmative action, resource centers and cultural programs are reduced and/or eliminated.The UW System is Wall Street’s major target, but other proposals in Bill 21 include: reducing the limit on lifetime workfare assistance from 60 to 48 months; drug testing of recipients getting unemployment insurance, Food Share and other benefits; and a 40 percent cut to Senior Care. These proposals will be taken up in the right-wing-controlled legislature over the coming weeks and months.Various forms of people’s resistance are now in the planning stages.The implementation of Act 10 has cut the power of public sector unions such as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the American Federation of Teachers on UW campuses. Along with hundreds of millions in budget cuts, privatization of administrative services has increased, with possibly grave consequences to the Wisconsin Retirement System, a defined-benefit pension system.In the fall of 2014, UW Superior outsourced 28 of its custodians to SSC Service Solutions. In place of the 28, who had received retirement and health benefits, SSC hired nine new workers at $8 to $9 an hour, with inferior and more costly benefits. As private sector employees, they are no longer in the state health and retirement systems. (wseu-24.org)UW Wausau in Marathon County also privatized its custodial services in 2014, which could cost individual staff workers and their families hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Their communities will suffer, as lost sales and property taxes lead to declining services and the devastation of neighborhoods and communities, similar to Detroit’s experience.Many union manufacturing jobs in the state were decimated by a combination of the North American Free Trade Agreement, multiple forms of outsourcing and capitalists replacing workers with technology in this era of dead-end capitalism.This leaves staff jobs in the UW System as often the only living-wage opportunities available — with such benefits as state health insurance and a pension — for women and workers of color in rural and semi-rural areas. Senate Bill 21 would accelerate the campus-by-campus, piecemeal approach to privatization by some university chancellors, now called CEOs.As of last July 1, all two-year colleges in the UW System and one four-year college had privatized all the formerly campus-owned bookstores. The new “provider” is Nebraska Book Co. In a continuation of bringing Southern-style labor law, policies and methods to Wisconsin, SSC and Nebraska Book Co. are based in “right-to-work” (for-less) states. In North Carolina, SSC’s base, collective bargaining is actually illegal.But outrage and resistance are building statewide.‘They say cut back. We say fight back!’ On Feb. 4, the day after Walker’s gubernatorial address at the State Capitol, hundreds of students at UW Milwaukee protested the proposed cuts to the university system. Organized by a variety of student and community organizations, and with staff and faculty support, protesters marched through the student union and rallied in the afternoon at Spaights Plaza to demand, “No ifs, no buts, no education cuts!”Members of the Progressive Students of Milwaukee unveiled a banner over a third-floor railing that read: “They say cut back. We say fight back! No cuts to UW.”In the evening hundreds more protested. The administration responded by calling out campus and Milwaukee police. (fightbacknews.org)On Feb. 6, students, faculty, labor and community members — carrying signs reading, “No cuts, no layoffs, no privatization” and chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Walker’s cuts have got to go” — gathered outside the UW Board of Regents’ meeting in Madison. Board members, most of whom come from banking and corporate interests, responded by barring protesters from the public meeting.The same day, the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association held a community strategy session that drew over 400 public educators and their supporters. Protests have also taken place at UW Eau Claire and other locations. Many more are planned, including a march and rally at UW Milwaukee on Feb. 7. For more information and updates, see facebook.com/OccupyRiverwest, facebook.com/psmuwm, #‎saveouruw‬, and wibailoutpeople.org.Bryan G. Pfeifer is a UW Milwaukee alumnus, former editor-in-chief of the UWM Post and former co-coordinator of the Progressive Student Network at UWM.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Boston School Bus Union West Coast tour shares lessons of victory

first_imgBy Hannah Kirschbaum and Stevan KirschbaumA delegation from Team Solidarity, Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751 toured the West Coast from July 18 to 24 to bring the lessons of their recent historic victory against Veolia/Transdev/City of Boston union busting.Entitled “Solidarity Works,” the whirlwind, five-city tour included labor/community rallies; a presentation at the historic International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 membership meeting; a class held  at Berkeley’s Labor Studies Department at the University of California; a radio interview; a solidarity stop at the Bay Area Black Lives Matter and BYP 100 occupation/blockade of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association office, and showed solidarity with the Seattle Disability Liberation Front at their demonstration at the Metro Access building.Susan Koppelman, of “Stop Veolia Seattle” and the initiator of the West Coast tour, said: “I was excited to organize this tour to amplify this incredible victory and to promote Local 8751’s brand of militant democratic internationalist unionism that fights all systems that oppress the international working class and practices material solidarity with the most oppressed, building broad, united front politics. USW 8751’s 43 years of militant struggle and victories offer important lessons in building worker power.”The delegation was comprised of USW 8751 Treasurer Georgia Scott, Shop Steward Nora Braggs, Recording Secretary and Boston Fanmi Lavalas leader Claude “Tou Tou” St. Germain, Vice President and Local co-founder Stevan Kirschbaum and this reporter/photographer.The team’s presentations explained that on Dec. 18, under the leadership of Team Solidarity, USW 8751’s 1,000 members forced the bus company and city of Boston to sign agreements which reinstated the four illegally fired union leaders: President Andre François, Vice President Kirschbaum, Financial Secretary Steven Gillis and Grievance Chair Garry Murchison.The union’s members, who are 98 percent immigrant, Black and Brown, also won a historic contract protecting more than 40 years of collective bargaining progress with substantial, fully retroactive economic gains. The  no-concessions contract included agreements to resolve hundreds of backlogged grievances and an ironclad “Union Security Agreement” guaranteeing these gains — no matter which bus company management firm gets the contract from the city of Boston.During the course of a nearly three-year battle against global capitalist monolith Veolia, the city union-busters, the Boston cops and a relentlessly vicious anti-union media campaign, the rank and file, with solidarity from the communities, labor and the progressive political movement, organized and carried out countless rallies, picket lines, occupations, “pack the court” demonstrations and marches, defeating the most serious attacks in the local’s 40-plus-year history.This included defeating a 9-month frame-up, felony prosecution; relentless daily attacks on the members’ wages, benefits and rights; and a coordinated attempt to remove what the bosses called the “radical, rogue element” — the revolutionary, politically activist leaders who had provided leadership for decades. In April 2015, Team Solidarity fielded a slate of 17 “radicals” and swept every position in the Local’s Executive Board elections, with a historic voter turnout by a massive mandate majority!The tour delegates’ presentations were designed to share their experiences and make the lessons of the victory the collective property of labor and the progressive movement. Georgia Scott explained the critical importance of solidarity with the community. She described how the local had built this relationship through years of struggle for the community, fighting against school closings, segregation and the closing of the Roxbury post office, and marching against racist police terror and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Scott has been active in the Black Freedom struggle ever since she participated, at the age of 9, in the “Bloody Sunday” march for voting rights over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the city where she was born.Nora Braggs, also a veteran of the struggle from Mobile, Ala., detailed the determined unity in action of the rank and file, who organized weekly yard rallies, picketed the corporate offices, mobilized hundreds of drivers to pack the court for more than 9 months, and consistently raised funds to support the four fired leaders and their families. Claude “Tou Tou” St. Germain pointed out that for this majority Haitian union, this struggle was a logical extension of the Haitian people’s struggle for self-determination, from the first successful slave revolution against French colonialism to the current struggle against U.S. imperialism.Stevan Kirschbaum spoke about the local’s reputation, born in the struggle for 40-plus years, as a politically active union that “not only represents the workers first line of defense on the job, fighting grievances and winning just contracts, but also engaging in every battle facing the working class, bringing the union and rank and file to all the struggles against racism, sexism, islamophobia, LGBTQ oppression, war and poverty, and standing in solidarity with Palestine, freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Native American and disability rights.”The delegation concluded that Team Solidarity’s style of unionism was a conscious strategy to reclaim the union movement’s legacy of uniting the union and people’s struggles to fight all of capitalism’s attacks on the working class and oppressed.Los AngelesService Employees Local 721 hosted the first tour meeting at their headquarters on July 19. Rebecka Jackson, of Workers World Party, chaired the meeting, and Local 721 President Bob Schoonover made welcoming remarks. Sherna Gluck, of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement, gave a solidarity statement in which she described their successful campaign against Veolia, opposing the corporate giant’s role in supporting the oppression of Palestinians. Lawrence Reyes, Yuisa Gimeno and other members of the Latino Caucus of SEIU 721 spoke and coordinated the meeting with organizers from the International Action Center. A delegation from the San Diego Branch of Workers World Party also attended the meeting.Bay AreaThe tour went directly from the airport on July 20 to join the Bay Area Black Lives Matter/BYP 100 occupation/blockade of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association building. This event was part of nationally coordinated actions to expose the complicity of police associations in the wave of racist police terror. Clarence Thomas, of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10; Dave Welsh, of the San Francisco Labor Council; and Terri Kay, of Workers World Party, joined the tour delegation.The next day, the Team Solidarity delegation divided to cover two events. Braggs and St. Germain participated in a community meeting hosted by the Haiti Action Committee. Meanwhile, Scott and Kirschbaum spoke at the monthly membership meeting of ILWU Local 10. They were introduced by President Ed Ferris and welcomed by Stacey Rodgers, the Local 10 member who facilitated the speaking invitation.Kirschbaum stated, “We are honored to speak on hallowed union ground, the union hall of the great Harry Bridges, organizer of the ILWU and the San Francisco General Strike of 1934; the hall of the Local that has shut down the ports to say ‘no’ to apartheid in South Africa, Zionist apartheid against the Palestinians, and in support of immigrant rights on May Day, in support of Black Lives Matter and freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal. When we started the union for school bus drivers in 1974, we wanted to live this legacy.”The morning of July 22 began with a KPFA radio interview with “Tou Tou” St. Germain discussing the tour and the current situation in Haiti. Then the delegation spoke to students spending their summer doing union organizing through a UC Berkeley program. Alicia Flores, the Labor Studies Department program director, had found information about the Solidarity Works West Coast Tour on Facebook and contacted the organizers to arrange for a special presentation to her class. During the presentation and lively question and answer session, students commented that they were inspired by the story of Local 8751’s victory, the union’s unique, militant, politically activist leadership, and the fact that two Black women and a Haitian leader led the presentation.That evening, a labor/community meeting was hosted by Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1555, representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers. President and Business Agent Chris Finn opened the meeting by discussing the similarities between the experiences of Team Solidarity and the ATU’s recent strike victory against BART. Veolia’s chief union busting BART negotiator, Thomas P. Hock, was also the key engineer of the attack on Local 8751. A delegation from the San Francisco School Bus Union, SMART 1741, which included Chairperson Lois Correa, attended and gave a solidarity message and donation.Clarence Thomas, of ILWU Local 10 and the Million Worker March Movement, spoke of his union’s legacy of fighting racism and raised the local’s 1972 resolution at the ILWU convention to “Free Angela Davis” — a resolution that, as reported in the Dispatcher, newspaper of the ILWU, “linked her prosecution with the prosecution of other labor militants … from Tom Mooney to Harry Bridges.” He stressed the critical tasks of building union solidarity and action with the Black Lives Matter movement, to return to the old-fashioned “trade unionism of Harry Bridges” by taking mass action to protest the police killings of Black and Brown people.Seattle/TacomaA labor/community event held at the AFL-CIO Labor Temple on July 23 was sponsored by a broad coalition, including the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), Stop Veolia Seattle and the Disability Liberation Front. Additional organizers include Ninus Hopkins, paratransit driver and executive board officer of ATU Local 587; Leith Kahl of ILWU Local 19; Jim McMahan of Workers World Party; and ILWU Local 23. Gabriel Prawl, vice president of ILWU Local 52 and president of Seattle APRI, chaired the meeting. Monica Lewis-Patrick, of “We the People of Detroit,” gave a Skype presentation about Veolia’s role in the Flint, Mich., lead poisoning crisis. Lewis-Patrick stressed the necessary solidarity and interconnectivity of union and community struggles.The delegation joined members of the Disability Liberation Front, ATU Local 587 and Stop Veolia Seattle outside Metroaccess Paratransit offices on July 24 to demand full and equal rights for riders with disabilities.ILWU Local 23 in Tacoma hosted the final meeting of the tour on July 24. Brian Skiffington from Local 23 made welcoming remarks and chaired. Additional speakers included Susan Koppelman, representatives from Jewish Voice for Peace and the BDS movement, and the Tacoma Teachers’ Union.Team Solidarity brought with them 200 copies of a new, 76-page, illustrated pamphlet, “Boston School Bus Union Victory — Articles from the pages of Workers World newspaper,” which were distributed in all the cities. From Los Angeles to Tacoma, West Coast activists in the labor and political movement heard firsthand the story of the Boston School Bus Union victory against union busting from a delegation of those who led the struggle.During the vicious, nearly three-year attack to destroy Local 8751, the local and national press, their editorials and commentaries, and the radio, TV and print media spewed endless lies. When the union won, the silence of the bourgeois press was deafening. Tours like this, as well as coverage in union and political newspapers and social media, must spread the word.The tour also created a network of activists ready to build for the struggles of the future.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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RSF sounds alarm after TV reporter badly beaten in Banja Luka

first_imgThe local media are appalled by the attack, which the police immediately described as a “murder attempt” and which, in the eyes of all of the country’s journalists and media unions, was clearly targeted. Kovačević had received serious threats on social networks and had repeatedly reported them to the police, but the police never took any action. Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished News Follow the news on Bosnia-Herzegovina News The tension has been fuelled by recent verbal attacks by Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik, who described BN TV as a “traitor or enemy” and by claims that certain journalist are spies in the pay of other countries. Help by sharing this information August 30, 2018 RSF sounds alarm after TV reporter badly beaten in Banja Luka Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a firm reaction from the authorities in Republika Srpska, the autonomous Serbian part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to a brutal attack on Vladimir Kovačević, an investigative reporter for BN TV, the region’s leading TV news channel. Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence Zeljko Raljić, who heads BN TV’s operations in Banja Luka and is the Bosnian Centre for Press Freedom’s president, said: “This attack is a clear threat both to BN TV’s journalists and to all journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina because the revolt over David’s murder is bothering the country’s authorities.” Raljić added: “What’s more, with less than two months to go to the general elections scheduled for 7 October, this attack is highly political in nature, because journalists are constantly denouncing the government’s grip on the police and corruption in the judicial system.” “The situation in Bosnia has reached a critical point,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “This attack, the violence of which is extremely shocking and worrying, requires a firm and determined response from the judicial authorities, especially in the run-up to general elections that will be watched by the international community. We call on President Milorad Dodik to stop insulting the country’s journalists so that the verbal violence does not open the way to more physical attacks.” News Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence center_img Kovačević was very badly injured when two masked men beat him with steel bars outside his home in Banja Luka, the de facto capital of Republika Srpska, on the night of 26 August. He had just covered the latest in a series of opposition protests by the “Truth for David” movement, which he has been following for several months. Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranked 62nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The political polarization, constant verbal attacks and nationalist rhetoric do not constitute an environment that favours press freedom. News Receive email alerts April 8, 2020 Find out more The identity of Kovačević’s assailants is not yet known by those close to him regard it as a politically-motivated attack designed to deter him and his colleagues from continuing to cover the anti-government demonstrations. There have been threats against other BN TV journalists covering the “Truth for David” movement, which began in March after the police concluded that student David Dragičević’s death was “accidental” although his family and civil society are convinced that he was the victim of a politically-motivated killing. He has become a symbol of revolt against political corruption and his death is the subject of almost daily street protests. April 29, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2020 Find out more Organisation Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal to go further RSF_en Manifestation de soutien à Vladimir Kovačević à Sarajevo / AFP last_img read more

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Local Armenian Americans Concerned About Homeland After Fighting Flares, Martial Law Declared

first_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Armenian tank in position to defend the country’s border. (Shutterstock)Local Armenian American residents told Pasadena Now they are monitoring the situation in Armenia after the country mobilized its military following clashes with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.Nagorno-Karabakh serves as an important corridor for European energy supplies via a pipeline that runs through Turkey, according to Reuters.“The current situation is developing,” said Former Mayor Bill Paparian. “One thing is clear beyond any shadow of a doubt; Azerbaijan has attacked Artsakh and its civilian population. This was coordinated weeks in advance with military assistance from Turkey. Any reporting that these are “clashes” is false. The White House and Congress must condemn these attacks and immediately cease all U.S. military aid to oil-rich Azerbaijan.”Pasadena has a growing Armenian American community and nearby Glendale has the world’s largest such community outside of Armenia.“At the decision of the government, martial law and general mobilization is being declared in the Republic of #Armenia. I call on the personnel attached to the troops to present themselves to their district commissariats. For the fatherland, for victory,” Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s prime minister, wrote on Twitter Sunday.According to news reports, Azerbaijan has carried out air and artillery attacks targeting civilian populations in Nagorno-Karabakh and shelling the city of Stepanakert and surrounding areas.The two sides have long clashed over the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian territory that is part of Azerbaijan. The two countries fought a six-year war over the region until a ceasefire was declared in 1994.The war began when ethnic Armenian Christians in Nagorno-Karabakh fought against control by mostly Muslim Azerbaijanis. The conflict led to thousands of deaths.Despite mediation from Western powers and Russia, the two countries have never reached a full peace settlement.“The United States should be pushing for more observers along the ceasefire line and calling for Russia to stop cynically providing arms to both sides while reviewing our own security assistance programs to ensure no military capabilities are being repurposed for offensive means,” said Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on social media that Turkey “stands by its Azerbaijani brothers with all its means” and called Armenia “the biggest threat to peace and tranquillity in the region.”“Mind you, Turkey is we all know is one enemy of Armenia,” said Father Sarkis Petoyan of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church of Pasadena. “They tried to erase us from the map 105 years ago. This is their whole idea of the genocide — to erase every single Armenian on the face of the planet. So should we be really surprised? They’ve never admitted it. They’ve never paid reparations. They’re going around the world trying to erase any proof of it. All the while, nations across the world, one by one, have acknowledged [the] genocide, including the Pope, [who] has acknowledged what happened in 1915 was a genocide. So, we shouldn’t be surprised by what he had to say yesterday. At the same time, it’s a very delicate situation,”During the genocide, also called the Great Crime, 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923. Turkey has denied the event ever happened and when Pasadena began talking about a memorial to those who lost their lives in the tragedy, officials from Turkey came to Pasadena to oppose the memorial.“Local Armenians, we’re all connected to mainland Armenia,” said former City Council candidate Chris Chahanian. “It’s alarming to see large scale war along the border of Nagorno-Karabakh. They are shelling the villages and civilian populated areas. There are many children and women among the dead. This is a horrible time for Armenia in the diaspora. We’re all devastated. This is not an easy day for us.” Community News Local Armenian Americans Concerned About Homeland After Fighting Flares, Martial Law Declared By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, September 28, 2020 | 2:13 pm Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. 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Trolley numbers fall at LGH as nurses protest outside Leinster House

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest The number of patients waiting on wards and trolleys has fallen today.Yesterday, 433 patients were waiting for a bed, while today, that number fell to 359. At Letterkenny General Hospital, there were 11 patients on trollies this morning, all of the in the Emergency Department. That compares to 31 yesterday, a fall of just over two thirds.Nurses are protesting outside Leinster House in Dublin this lunchtime to voice their anger at the ongoing problem of overcrowding.The Health Minister Leo Varadkar is meeting with stakeholders this afternoon on the Emergency Department Taskforce. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Previous articleMc Hugh says IDA has had success in Donegal, but more can be doneNext articleMet Eireann issues status red wind warning for Co Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Trolley numbers fall at LGH as nurses protest outside Leinster House Pinterest Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – January 14, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

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Protesters occupy entrance to Tompkins Courthouse, demand charges against Rose DeGroat dropped

first_img Jacob Mroczek “I’ve watched my community die… get brutalized… police brutality, and all these things… but to see all you beautiful people out here, it warms my heart,” said Brown. “The system has created doubt and fear in our lives — I even went there. I started to look (at the video of the incident) and say ‘Well, Rose hit the police…’ — And that’s why it’s so important in who the company you keep. After listening and talking to my people, I had to realize, she was doing something that took so much courage … she came out to defend her friend.”DeGroat briefly addressed the crowd to express gratitude and disbelief, saying “I never expected this to happen, the support that I have … I want to thank everyone.”Rose DeGroat stands in front of the Tompkins County Courthouse during a demonstration held for her on Friday Sept.20, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek)The tone of the speakers and of the group oscillated between cheers and laughter, shouts of outrage and quiet tears. There was also a moment of silence held in respect for people killed by police brutality.A resounding affirmation was issued in response to one organizer’s question: “Are you ready to put your bodies on the line for change?” after which the demonstrators — many of whom were already standing in the road as a result of the filled — took to Tioga Street: while some lay on the pavement, others passed around sticks of chalk.Within several minutes and with the encouragement of organizers, the road became a mass of supine bodies outlined to resemble bodies at a crime scene. Several cars were forced to awkwardly detour, and one TCAT bus driver stopped, opened the doors to let out passengers, and waited.Listen to audio from the event and check out the photo gallery below [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”42″ gal_title=”20190920 Demonstration for Rose DeGroat at Tompkins County Courthouse”]Check out live video footage of the demonstration on The Ithaca Voice Facebook page Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: ITHACA N.Y. — Just below the steps of the Tompkins County Courthouse on Friday afternoon, about 150 people gathered to protest the felony charges Rose DeGroat, 23, of Ithaca, faces.Since the charges were brought in April, members of the public have protested the charges brought by the Ithaca Police Department and put pressure on District Attorney Matthew Van Houten to drop all charges. On Friday, at a demonstration in front of the courthouse, protesters made their demands clear: Van Houten must drop all charges against DeGroat and the City of Ithaca must hold police accountable for damages experienced by Cadji Ferguson and DeGroat in relation to the April 6 incident on The Commons.DeGroat is scheduled to go to trial on charges of attempted assault, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration in November.For the span of about an hour punctuated by joined chanting and the occasional honk of a passing automobile, organizers of local community groups, professors, students and members of the public took turns speaking to the assembly. Contributing speakers and organizers from Black Lives Matter Ithaca, the Multicultural Resource Center and Tompkins County Showing Up for Racial Justice included Rafael Aponte, Phoebe Brown, Russell Rickford, Taz Rite, Kate Salmon and Noa Tia.Brown, who had attended the climate strike earlier in the day, summarized her inner conflict to people gathered Friday. Tagged: ithaca, rose degroat, Tompkins County Court Jacob is a videographer & digital media contributor for The Ithaca Voice. More by Jacob Mroczek last_img read more

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Plans in motion to secure future of Bád Eddie

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 25, 2019 Plans in motion to secure future of Bád Eddie Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Previous articleFurther concern over cross border health services in event of no-dealNext articleA bleak situation for Donegal Gardai – GRA News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp The community of Gaoth Dobhair is being urged to have their say on the future of the iconic ship wreck ‘Bád Eddie’.A public meeting is getting underway this Monday 30th September to discuss proposals for the famous Donegal landmark.The ship washed up at Magheraclogher in the 1970s and has remained at the beach ever since however in more recent times, the deterioration of the wreck has led to serious health and safety concerns locally.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says it’s hoped that the meeting will provide an opportunity to the public to voice their opinions with a view towards redeveloping the wreckage:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/pearsdfvfdgdfgdfeeddie.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

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New York City’s Javits Center offering COVID-19 vaccinations 24/7

first_imgTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty ImagesBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Javits Center in New York City is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, after the approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine a week ago.The convention center in Manhattan is accepting appointments around the clock in a sweeping effort to inoculate New Yorkers as quickly as possible. The effort began at 9 p.m. Friday, with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only being distributed overnight, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.Doses of the new vaccine, which only requires one shot unlike the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, arrived in New York during the week, according to ABC New York station WABC.Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and the New York State Fair grounds in Syracuse are other sites giving out vaccines around the clock, also using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine overnight.More than 3.3 million New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose, according to state data. Over 1.7 million people, or 8.8% of the state, is fully vaccinated.Earlier this week, the convention center announced it had distributed 100,000 vaccinations since it first became an inoculation center in January. Nearly one year ago the Javits Center served as a COVID-19 field hospital when the coronavirus crisis first gripped the country.About 17% of the U.S. population is partially vaccinated and 8.6% is fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. California has administered the most vaccines, followed by Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania, per the CDC.Three different vaccines — from Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna — are in use in the U.S.In clinical trials, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 85% effective in preventing severe/critical illness and 66% effective in preventing symptomatic illness 28 days after vaccination. Importantly, it was 100% effective in preventing hospitalizations and death from COVID-19.The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are 95% and 94.1% effective in preventing symptomatic illness, respectively, but they were tested before the new, more contagious variants emerged. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was tested against the new concerning variants and still performed well.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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