House in Kfar Vitkin / Levy-Chamizer Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Amit Geron+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773377/house-in-kfar-vitkin-levy-chamizer-architects Clipboard House in Kfar Vitkin / Levy-Chamizer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Kfar Vitkin / Levy-Chamizer Architects Israel Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773377/house-in-kfar-vitkin-levy-chamizer-architects Clipboard House in Kfar Vitkin / Levy-Chamizer Architects Projects Photographs Architects: Levy-Chamizer Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Kfar Vitkin, Israel Area:  370 m² Area:  370 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2014 photographs:  Amit GeronPhotographs:  Amit Geron Supervisor:Yehuda ZimbrisCollaborator:APEXStructure:Sayag ingenierosLighting:TRIGONCity:Kfar VitkinCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The proportions of the plot of land is a narrow and deep rectangle, which led to building the house in an manner to make the most of the width of the property, leaving a large garden to the front that allows a long walkway up to the house.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe front facing the street is more closed than the back, which the large openings of the living room and the bedrooms, pool and the large back garden.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe building is composed of several white volumes that are “semi-patios” with each one serving a different purpose.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThere are three floors: the basement with the playroom and TV, the ground floor with the public areas and the master bedroom, and the upper floor with the children’s rooms.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe flooring is concrete, the staircase is made of black iron and the windows are made of black aluminum.Save this picture!© Amit GeronBy strict customer request we did not introduce any color in the design, except in a few pieces of furniture.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessJan Gehl: “Civic Culture Needs Cultivating and Curating”Architecture NewsMartha Thorne Appointed Dean of IE School of Architecture and DesignArchitecture News Share 2014 Houses Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLevy-Chamizer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKfar VitkinIsraelPublished on September 11, 2015Cite: “House in Kfar Vitkin / Levy-Chamizer Architects” 11 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore 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

Pia House / OAX Arquitectos

first_img José García Toledo Photographs:  The Raws ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925852/pia-house-oax-arquitectos Clipboard Pia House / OAX ArquitectosSave this projectSavePia House / OAX Arquitectos Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Monterrey, Mexico Mexico Save this picture!© The Raws+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Arquitectos: OAX Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOAX ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonterreyMexicoPublished on October 04, 2019Cite: “Pia House / OAX Arquitectos” [Casa Pía / OAX Arquitectos] 04 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save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 streamcenter_img ArchDaily Lead Architect: Photographs Houses 2019 Pia House / OAX Arquitectos Collaborators:Eduardo Vásquez Velásquez, Fernanda Roiz Silva, Andrea García Aragón, Luis Carlos Rodríguez González, Sinuhé Machuca Esquivel, Krizia Nasser, Christian LópezHuman Scale:Patricio BetteoCity:MonterreyCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© The RawsRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Casa Pía is built on a plot of irregular dimensions located in El Uro, Nuevo León.It is composed of two volumes facing each other with a succession of courtyards arranged longitudinally.Save this picture!© The RawsThe front volume has a single level with the main access in one of its ends, a double height element which is accessed crossing the triangular-shaped concrete tiles resting on a compacted earth atrium as a continuity of the sidewalk and the street.Save this picture!© The RawsSave this picture!Save this picture!© The RawsThe rear volume is of two levels and is separated from the front volume by a central courtyard. This courtyard works as an extension of the social areas, the kitchen and the study on the ground floor, facilitating ventilation, views and access of sunlight to the spaces. This courtyard is sectioned in two by a staircase inside a third glazed volume that integrates the vertical and horizontal connections of the house. The backyard has two landscaped areas that surround the service and laundry area and allow continuity of views from within the house.Save this picture!© The RawsConcrete is highlighted in the materiality as the main resource, it is seen in the formwork of the facade, in the polished coloured cement floors and in the details. As a contrast, steel is used in the pipelines, gates, doors and stairs.Save this picture!© The RawsSave this picture!Endemic plants and plants of low maintenance were chosen for the outdoor areas.Save this picture!© The RawsCasa Pía is the result of a transformation from a country house to a suburban house without losing the sense of connection the building has with its surrounding space, which in turn filters into more private, more intimate and exclusive areas for its inhabitants. It is a reinterpretation of Mexican architecture of the second half of the last century with a new formal character.Save this picture!© The RawsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Daylight Award 2020: Open for NominationsCall for SubmissionsCopenHill Energy Plant and Urban Recreation Center / BIGSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925852/pia-house-oax-arquitectos Clipboard Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

New resource for international grantmakers in the USA

New resource for international grantmakers in the USA Howard Lake | 15 March 2001 | 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.  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new Web site offers resources for US grant-makers that donate outside the USAA new Web site, the US International Grantmaking site, offers services and resources for American foundations that are interested in donating to non-profit organisations outside the USA. It features relevant legislation, and offers advice and application forms. Guidance specific to donating to UK charities is due soon. Advertisement read more

How to Make Lots of Money for Your School: A Teacher’s Guide to Successful Sponsorship

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News How to Make Lots of Money for Your School: A Teacher’s Guide to Successful Sponsorshiplast_img read more

Lucasville Uprising defendants ‘remain unbroken’

first_imgSiddique Abdullah HasanApril 11 marked the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising. What began as a peaceful protest over the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility’s plans to force Muslim inmates to take a skin prick tuberculosis test that would expose them to alcohol quickly turned into a full-scale rebellion. Ten hostages — nine inmates and a guard, Officer Robert Vallandingham — were killed. A surrender was negotiated after prison authorities accepted a 21-point agreement.However, a no-retaliation pledge was violated soon thereafter. Close to 50 inmates were convicted and sentenced, mostly on trumped-up charges, in relation to Vallandingham’s death. Five — Imam Hasan Siddique Abdullah Hasan, James Were (aka Namir Abdul-Mateen), Keith Lamar (aka Bomani Shakur), James Robb and George Skatzes — remain on death row. Lamar could receive an execution date this year.Four of the five, along with most other Lucasville defendants, are housed at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. On the anniversary of the rebels’ surrender, April 21, the four, along with Lucasville defendant Greg Curry, were abruptly stripped of phone and email access. After a four-day hunger strike and a massive countrywide phone-in campaign, their rights were restored.Below is the second part of an interview with Imam Hasan, conducted by Workers World Contributing Editor Martha Grevatt in April.Martha Grevatt: What else can you say about the retaliation?Imam Hasan: [State prison director] Reginald Wilkinson said that no one who was convicted as a result of the Lucasville uprising would be allowed to meet with the media. Why not? If they want the truth to be known, they should be happy that prisoners would be meeting with the media. They was trying to conceal the truth; they swept a lot of dirt up under the rug.They was continuously denying us the opportunity to meet with the media for two reasons. One, based on the content that we would be talking about — the Lucasville Uprising and the conditions that led to it. The second thing was that it would cause undue hardship on the family members of Officer Vallandingham or those who was harmed as a result of the uprising.The court ruled that those were constitutional violations. The court ruled prisoners in the general population who was involved in the Lucasville Uprising can meet with the media. However, the court agreed that prisoners in restricted housing units are not allowed to meet with the media.At one point we was more or less in general population status here. But when the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] of Ohio and [longtime supporters] Staughton and Alice Lynd filed a lawsuit, the prison authorities changed our status to “extended restricted housing unit” or some term like that. But we’ve been here for going on 20 years, have not had any major infractions or conduct reports and there’s no reason why we should not be under general population status, so we’re challenging their decision. Hopefully, that will grant us access to the media because the media do want to talk to the four of us [in Youngstown] on death row.When we got here, death row prisoners had access to the computers so they could do research on their cases and participate in the appellate process with their lawyers. We did not have that opportunity. They had access to all the food and sundry packages from the food vendors. We was not afforded the opportunity to do that. We was not given the opportunity to have contact visits with our family like [other] death row prisoners.So, on January the 1st, 2011 — a couple of weeks after Georgia prisoners went on a work stoppage — we were on a hunger strike. And after 14 days we was granted a resounding victory. That’s when we started having access to the computer room. They allowed us to have semi-contact visits with our families, and then it went on to having full contact visits. We were able to touch our nieces, nephews, family, friends and loved ones, and we was given more recreation time out of our cells and other benefits.But up to that point, 2011, we was experiencing punitive punishment. They was treating us in the worst conditions that a person could possibly be treated. They had put us in a position of being some of the most lowdown, psychologically depressed human beings in the world.MG: Talk about the five capital murder cases.IH: There are five of us who were sentenced to death as a result of the Lucasville Uprising. Four of us are on death row for the murder of Officer Vallandingham. George Skatzes, he was charged with Vallandingham’s murder, but he was given a death sentence for other murders.George is being housed at Chillicothe Correctional Institution. When OSP first opened, you had people like Sen. Bob Hagan from the Youngstown area, they didn’t want people who were mentally disturbed being housed here or people who was paranoid schizophrenic, and George Skatzes falls under the latter category. So Staughton and Alice Lynd was successful in getting him from down here. That’s why he’s in Chillicothe Correctional Institution with other death row inmates and [we are] the only people here [on death row from the uprising]. We’ve been here 20 years come May the 7th. Ohio State is a supermax [prison], built as a result of the Lucasville Uprising in 1993.All of our cases is being held up through the discovery process. The only exception is Keith Lamar. He done been through the district court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the case was turned down. So a lot of people are expecting him to get a death sentence some time this year.In Ohio, anybody who gets a date, they gotta go to the back of the line. May 2021 is when the last person is scheduled to be executed.Now if for some reason they move his case to the front of the line, we wouldn’t be surprised, but it would be obvious to the world and it would give us more ammunition to work with. The chances are if he gets an execution date, it’ll be sometime 2021. He has some new attorneys now, they working on his clemency.I’m not a pessimistic type person, nor is he, but him and I have talked and we both agree, let’s be realistic. None of us have anything coming from the Ohio Parole Board, if they haven’t even let model prisoners who’ve been convicted as a result of the Lucasville Uprising regain their freedom and granted them parole. We being on death row, and falsely accused of being the ringleaders within the Lucasville Uprising, what would make any of us think that the parole board’s going to recommend clemency for us? If it does [happen], obviously we’ll celebrate it, but he’s not under any illusion that he going to be granted anything when he is given an execution date.But I would say for the most part the four of us, we’re doing pretty good.MG: Where are the rest of you in the appeal process?IH: All of the other cases is still in the federal district courts. From that [they go] to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, to the U.S. Supreme Court.My case and Robb’s case been sitting for 17-plus years in the same court. The magistrate judge in my case [Judge Michael Merz] just made a recommendation to the district judge, Susan Dlott, and we’re challenging his ruling. A magistrate judge can only review the case and make a report and recommendation to my judge, and my judge can either accept his report and recommendation or reject it.Judge Merz was also the magistrate judge in Keith Lamar’s case, and I remember him granting Keith an evidentiary hearing. [Supporters] from the Cleveland area and other places actually attended that particular hearing, and he commended them. But when all was said and done, his report and recommendation was not favorable in Keith’s case, and is not favorable in my case.The reason my case was held up for so long is because [Merz] made a lot of erroneous rulings, and we would file a motion for reconsideration. He denied them. Then, if a case came out of Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that was favorable toward some of the same issues I was raising in my case, we would file another motion for reconsideration; he would turn that down. If a new case came out of the U.S. Supreme Court, we would file another motion for reconsideration. He would turn it down. So when he was making all these erroneous rulings, he would actually be giving us the opportunity to bite some time from the same apple.We got until the end of May to refute what [Merz is] saying and then we’ll wait and see what decision Judge Dlott makes. Jason Robb has a different judge.I’m fortunate enough to have a nice defense team. Altogether, I have 10 people currently working on my case, seven attorneys, two investigators and one paralegal.MG: What are conditions like now?IH: At one point, the food actually did get better, but when Aramark came to the system, the food has changed tremendously. The food is basically inadequate nutritionally and unsanitary.After the Lucasville Uprising, there had been some changes with regards to the phone system and the medical system. Then, when the state allegedly went into a financial crunch, they started taking a lot of guys off important medications that they actually need, trying to save money.Usually you take one or two steps forward and then you end up going one or two steps backward; that’s usually how the system works. They take something away and then you end up protesting or taking a stance, and it seems like they giving you something but all they giving is what they already took from you.MG: Did you stop the TB test?IH: It’s been stopped, but not as a result of what we did. I was just telling you about the state being in a financial crunch. The last five years, they no longer give TB tests; they give you a survey and if you answer positive on two of the survey questions, then they will do a follow-up test. Hell, that is the same thing that we basically asked for before the uprising.Had they have given us a survey 25 years ago, 10 people’s lives would not have been lost. Many others would have not been physically harmed or injured; people would have been now out of prison, among their family, friends and loved ones; the state would have not had spent $80 million to build a prison and for court costs. It was a lot of negative things that’s happened physically, mentally, spiritually and financially as a result of Warden Arthur Tate Jr. wanting to adopt a hard-line approach.MG: What would you like from the progressive movement?IH: What we would like to see is for more and more people get involved. If we ever expect to receive some meaningful results, we have to reach out to a cross section of the community, and in the last five years I’ve been actually focusing on that: the national media, working with people in podcasts, speaking on campuses, trying to encourage people to get involved.I understand that people in this society, they have their own problems, some of them are living from paycheck to paycheck. But at the same time, what they may do to us, they may also do it to the next person.Take, for example, when they use humvees and drones and different things overseas. People may say, “Oh, that’s them people over there in the Middle East.” But the reality is that when soldiers and other personnel come back home, [the government doesn’t] just discard and get rid of the equipment. They bring that same equipment back home, bring it to the inner cities and use that same stuff on their citizens.So people must be concerned about our case. They must really be raising the issue about justice, because as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently raised from the Birmingham, Ala., jail, “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” So I’m saying that people have to lift up their voice and be heard, that they’re asking for a complete and impartial investigation with regards to the Lucasville cases.We would like the public to do showings of the documentary [“The Shadow of Lucasville”]. Since the state will not allow us to meet with the media, give us the opportunity to speak on college campuses, religious communities, before organizations or places where people congregate. Because we think if we can get our message out to the people, and have the people to rally around us, at important times — for example, if Keith Lamar is given an execution date — we can use that rallying cry from the people to bring attention to the gross miscarriages of justice that happened with regards to the Lucasville cases and convictions, which are a serious affront and travesty of justice.MG: What are your thoughts, as you reflect back after 25 years?IH: I mean, for all of us, we’re dealing with it. We have no choice, and when I think about what my ancestors who came from the African continent, what they had experienced during the Middle Passage, being in a hostile environment on ships, suffocating from stench, being starved, some of them did not want to tolerate the injustice they was experiencing and as a result, many of them jumped overboard. They had control over their life and they decided that it’s best to go ahead and take it, and give me liberty or give me death, because the slaveholders was not going to grant them their freedom.We still have our sanity. Islam keeps me strong. We put forth our best effort to expose the gross miscarriage of justice.In 2011, I lost four family members, my aunt, my nephew Troy Davis [an innocent man executed by the state of Georgia], my mother and my cousin. Keith, Jason and Nameer lost family members. So we have all been through a lot of trials and tribulations but we remain strong, we remain unbroken.MG: Why is this struggle important for the working class?IH: We have to understand our struggle is one and the same. The same government is oppressing all of us, but they try to pit us against one another. The proletarian has to come together. We are enduring slavery; we’re not provided appropriate compensation, just like Fight for 15. It is a class struggle along with a racial struggle.Trump is catapulting a lot of people to activism and people understand they can’t sit idle. He’s a maggot, a bigot, a racist and a sexist. Enough is enough!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Heavy bias in favour of Pervez Musharraf and allies continues in state TV’s coverage of election campaign

first_img News February 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Heavy bias in favour of Pervez Musharraf and allies continues in state TV’s coverage of election campaign Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific With just four days to go to the 18 February parliamentary elections, Reporters Without Borders confirms that the state television station PTV’s coverage continues to be heavily biased in favour of President Pervez Musharraf and his allies. The press freedom organisation has been monitoring the election campaign coverage of Pakistan’s only terrestrial TV broadcaster since 28 January.From 3 to 12 February, 81 per cent of the political items (reports, interviews, analyses etc) on PTV’s four main news programmes were about the president, federal government or ruling party, the PML (Q). As regards political parties alone, PML (Q) got 24.3 per cent of air-time, while the opposition PML (N) got 6.7 per cent and the PPP, the other leading opposition party, got 10.1 per cent. During this 10-day period, the PML (Q) was mentioned for a total of 109 minutes and 38 seconds, while the entire opposition total was just 85 minute and few seconds.”Despite the denials from the government and PTV in response to the first set of results we published, the trend has not changed significantly,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Pakistan’s only national TV station has, it is true, talked a bit more about the PPP and other opposition parties, but this in no way means its coverage is fair.”The organisation added: “We urge international observers to include PTV’s lack of fairness in their conclusions on Pakistan’s electoral process.”The breakdown of air-time allocation in the monitored news programmes was 11.8 per cent for the president, 44.9 per cent for the federal and provincial governments, 24.3 per cent for the ruling PML (Q), 6.7 per cent for Nawaz Sharif’s PML (N), 10.1 per cent for the late Benazir Bhutto’s PPP, 0.1 per cent for the nationalist parties (such as the ANP) and 2 per cent for the MMA fundamentalist alliance. The APDM alliance, which is calling for an election boycott, got no air-time.The coverage given to the ANP, a Pashtun party, was mainly due to a suicide bombing on one of its meetings on 10 February.A significant improvement in the PPP’s share of air-time from 7 February onwards was due to the Chehlum ceremonies held 40 days after Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. PTV’s reports included criticism of the current PPP leadership and comments by politician Mumtaz Bhutto, who was able to condemn the “politicisation of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination” for two minutes. The PPP got as much coverage as the PML (Q) from 7 to 9 February, but the difference resumed the next day, when the ruling party got 13 minutes 20 seconds and the PPP got 5 minutes 20 seconds.It should be noted that the 81 per cent of air-time allocated to the president and his allies was a slight improvement on the first period monitored by Reporters Without Borders, when they were allocated 84.9 per cent.Reporters Without Borders noted that PTV readily broadcasts criticism of the opposition by the regime’s supporters. But the criticism of Musharraf and his allies that is expressed at opposition meetings is rarely broadcast. On 10 February, for example, it broadcast comments by politician Chaudhry Perwaiz Elahi forecasting that Pakistan would break up if the PPP got to power.The authorities have described the Reporters Without Borders monitoring as mendacious. They have claimed, for example, that the government has nothing to do with the president’s political camp. But all observers agree that most government ministers are, directly or indirectly, political allies of Musharraf or the PML (Q). The acting prime minister is a former senate president who was elected as a PML (Q) representative, while the ministers of information and inter-provincial coordination are leading PML (Q) members. A minister in the Balochistan provincial government is even a candidate, in violation of the electoral law.In the programme “Khabar Nama” on 6 February, PTV described the first Reporters Without Borders release on its monitoring as false and fabricated. But it misrepresented the results. Reporters Without Borders never said that 85 per cent of the air-time had been allocated to the PML (Q). It said that it had been allocated to the PML (Q), the president and the government.On 11 February, PTV launched a 55-minutes new programme called “Election hour” that provides a forum for “all the parties”. Opposition parties’ leaders have already been invited, but it is doubtful that it will restore balance in the distribution of air-time before the elections.The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) recently issued rules to the privately-owned TV stations for their election-day coverage. No forecast or estimate of results is to be broadcast until the person in charge of the polling state has announced the official results.Reporters Without Borders has monitored the state-owned TV broadcaster PTV’s coverage of the 18 February parliamentary election campaign since 28 January. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murdercenter_img to go further Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Former Freddie Mac CEO on Limiting GSE Risk Exposure

first_img Share Save About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Post Don LaytonAfter instigating the first modern Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) in 2013, CRT has become a standard practice at the GSEs, but many seem to misunderstand their purpose and mission. In a series of papers authored by former Freddie Mac CEO and Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) Senior Industry Fellow Don Layton, Layton attempts to explain the purpose and role of CRT. What specific issues do CRT address, and how successful have they been?In the first paper, titled Demystifying GSE Credit Risk Transfer: Part I – What Problems Are We Trying to Solve?, Layton begins at the 2008 financial crisis, and the beginning of conservatorship. With CRT, Layton notes, instability like in 2008 is less likely, and the system allows the mortgage system to operate more efficiently.“After that first transaction in 2013, it took just a few years for CRT to mature and become a core component of the reformed GSE business model, today putting about 70 percent of all new single-family mortgage credit risk into the hands of private capital,” said Layton. “This dramatically reduces the potential for the GSEs to become a source of systemic instability in the future, as they had become in 2008.”“CRT has become the linchpin for other improvements in the US system of housing finance,” Layton continues.Layton’s paper lists the major GSE challenges that he says CRT successfully addresses, including systematic risk, taxpayer exposure, and capital costs. A major question Layton asks is, “Can systemic risk be reduced?” According to his paper, the answer is yes, however, this takes time.”It’s not theory at this point, as ballpark one-quarter to one-third of the credit risk exposure (as measured by government formulae) of the entire single-family mortgage book of the two GSEs has already been sold off to CRT investors,” Layton says. “It will just take some years for the rollover of the mortgages to increase the systemic risk reduction to a much higher level, hopefully reaching 70%-plus by five or so years.”One of the GSE’s more recent CRT programs is Fannie Mae’s Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) transactions. According to Fannie Mae, the CAS issuer strategy works to build program in a sustainable way to promote liquidity. Similiarly, the GSEs are looking to expand liquidity through the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS), which launched in June 2019.The UMBS, according to Renee Schultz, SVP, Capital Markets, Fannie Mae, is “the result of close collaboration with FHFA, Freddie Mac, Common Securitization Solutions, and hundreds of housing finance stakeholders and we congratulate all involved on this achievement,” said Renee Schultz, SVP, Capital Markets, Fannie Mae in a statement. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Low-End Rents Prop Up Single-Family Rent Growth Next: Empire State Tax Changes Pose Difficulties for Residential Investors CAS CRT Fannie Mae Freddie Mac UMBS 2020-01-21 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Former Freddie Mac CEO on Limiting GSE Risk Exposure Former Freddie Mac CEO on Limiting GSE Risk Exposure Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img January 21, 2020 2,575 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: CAS CRT Fannie Mae Freddie Mac UMBS Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Calls for more investment in psychiatric services in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Calls for more investment in psychiatric services in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – April 18, 2016 Previous articleDerry and Donegal set for Lark in the Park RallyNext articleOutrage at overnight vandalism at City Cemetery in Derry admin The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association is calling for more investment for psychiatric services in Donegal after it emerged that five nurses attached to the Psychiatric Unit in Letterkenny are on sick leave at the moment.Rory Kavanagh Donegal branch secretary for the Psychiatric Nurses Association.Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show, he said a High Dependency unit should be prioritised:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/pna1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Jharkhand HC Refuses To Allow ‘Shravani Mela’; Directs State To Arrange Online Darshan Of Baba Baidhyanath [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesJharkhand HC Refuses To Allow ‘Shravani Mela’; Directs State To Arrange Online Darshan Of Baba Baidhyanath [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 July 2020 9:33 PMShare This – x The Jharkhand High Court has dismissed a plea seeking opening of Baba Baidhyanath Jyotirlinga Temple and to convene the Shravani Mela by allowing the public to participate. The bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad observed that, if such a large number of congregations would be allowed, the same would be a very difficult situation not only…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Jharkhand High Court has dismissed a plea seeking opening of Baba Baidhyanath Jyotirlinga Temple and to convene the Shravani Mela by allowing the public to participate. The bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad observed that, if such a large number of congregations would be allowed, the same would be a very difficult situation not only for the administration of the State of Jharkhand but affecting the people at large. However, taking into account the proposal made by the state, the bench directed it to make arrangement for online Darshan of the Lord Shiva during Shravani Mela to be started from the opening day and to continue till the last day of the Mela. The Court said that the Pooja of Jyotirlinga would continue during the month of Shravan and Bhado but the same will be done by the Temple Trust without allowing any public participation. Dr. Nishikant Dubey, a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), had filed a PIL seeking a direction the Government to open Baba Baidhyanath Jyotirlinga Temple at Deoghar and Baba Basukinath Temple at Basukinath for Public Darshan and to further allow the ‘Shravani Mela’ devotees to offer prayers during Hindi month of ‘Shravan and Bhado’ with such precautions in view the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Situation Not Akin To Puri Rath YatraWhen the petitioner relied on the Supreme Court’s Puri Jagannath order, the court observed that there is a wide difference in Puri Rath Yatra and Shravani Mela. The Court said: “In the Shravani Mela the devotees use to lift sacred Ganges water from Sultanganj in the State of Bihar and travel about 50-60 k.m. They used to come to Baba Baidyanath Temple for pouring the sacred water upon Jyotirlinga and as such it is quite impossible to think about avoiding the congregation of the people.” Would Create A Very Difficult Situation The court added that, unlike Puri Rath Yatra, physical presence of the devotees is of paramount importance for Shravani Mela. It noted that people about more than a lakh in number every day had visited the Temple in the past, during Shravani Mela. The court, said: “In that view of the matter, this Court is of the view that no such direction for Shravani Mela will be appropriate to be passed taking into consideration the spread of threat of COVID-19 virus which according to us, if allowed, may cause great danger of wide spread of infection of COVID-19 virus and as has been expressed by the State of Jharkhand, through its limited resources, the State authorities are making efforts to put a check upon the spread of virus. If such a large number of congregations would be allowed, the same would be a very difficult situation not only for the administration of the State of Jharkhand but affecting the people at large. ” State Decision For Closure Of Religious Places Not Contrary To That Of Central Govt. Another legal contention raised in this case was that the Government of Jharkhand has taken a decision contrary to the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs and decided to keep the religious places closed.  The petitioner submitted that, Union of India has permitted to open the religious places outside the containment zone, but at the same time, State of Jharkhand took a decision for closure of the religious places outside the containment zone. Rejecting this argument, the Court noted that the Central Government has also left it open upon the State/Union Territories, based on their assessment of the situation prohibiting certain activities outside the containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary. The Court observed that Section 6 of the National Disaster Management Act  confers power upon the National Authority while Section 22 oconfers power upon the State Executive Committee and both have got independent entity.Case name: Dr. Nishikant Dubey vs. Union of IndiaCase no.: W.P. (PIL) No.1753 of 2020Coram: Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and JusticeSujit Narayan Prasad Click here to Read/Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Police Officials Interested In Result Of Case Projected By Them: Delhi High Court Recommends Corroboration Of Their Testimonies With Public Witness

first_imgNews UpdatesPolice Officials Interested In Result Of Case Projected By Them: Delhi High Court Recommends Corroboration Of Their Testimonies With Public Witness Akshita Saxena2 Nov 2020 8:54 PMShare This – xIn a significant order, the Delhi High Court on Monday said that Police officials are “interested” in the conclusion of criminal case, so projected by them, and therefore, there testimonies should be corroborated by some independent evidence. “We are aware that there is no rule of law or evidence, which lays down that unless and until the testimony of the police official…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant order, the Delhi High Court on Monday said that Police officials are “interested” in the conclusion of criminal case, so projected by them, and therefore, there testimonies should be corroborated by some independent evidence. “We are aware that there is no rule of law or evidence, which lays down that unless and until the testimony of the police official is corroborated by some independent evidence, the same cannot be believed. But it is a Rule of Prudence, that a more careful scrutiny of the evidence of the police officials is required, since they can be said to be interested in the result of the case projected by them,” the Bench comprising of Justices Rajnish Bhatnagar and Vipin Sanghi said. Taking exception to the “lackadaisical approach” of the Police authorities in the instant case, the Court has urged the Commissioner of Police to take appropriate action against the erring police officials. The order has been passed in an appeal against an order of conviction and life sentence, imposed on one Mustakeem, for the offence of Murder under Section 302 IPC. The Petitioner had asserted that he had been falsely implicated in the case and there was not even an iota of evidence against him. He had urged that the Trial Court had misdirected itself by placing reliance on the testimony of PW 11, Constable Kuldeep Singh (stated to be an eyewitness), and alleged that he was a “planted witness”. On a perusal of the testimony of the said Constable, read alongside the testimony of PW 47, concerned Station House Officer, the Court noted that their statements were replete with contradictions and the entire investigation had been botched up. After a detailed discussion on the facts of the case and the statements given by the police officials, the Court observed, “In the instant case, we have already observed hereinabove in the judgment that PW 11 Ct. Kuldeep who has been projected as an eye witness by the IO of this case, is not an eye witness and has been planted in order to “solve” the case. Therefore, we have find it hard to believe the testimonies of the police officials in the absence of corroboration from any public witness, looking into the facts and circumstances of this case and also the manner in which the IO and the SHO have conducted themselves.” The Bench added, “the manner in which the investigation has been done and the non joining of any public witnesses reduces the arrest and search of the appellant untrustworthy, and the same does not inspire confidence.” The Court noted that in almost all the documents prepared by the IO, Ct. Kuldeep Singh is a witness, “as if he was omnipresent”. “Even with the necked eyes, one can see, that the documents which have been witnessed and signed by PW 11 Ct. Kuldeep bear different signatures. No two documents singed by Ct. Kuldeep Singh bears the same signatures which also fortifies our view that he has never been the eye witness of the incident, and has only been involved in this case for solving the same,” the Bench sternly remarked. Pained by such tactics adopted by the Police only “solve” a case, the Court said that it is a fit case, where the conduct and the manner of investigation done should be brought to the notice of the Commissioner of Police for taking appropriate action against the erring police officials. It directed that a copy of this judgment be sent to the Commissioner of Police for necessary action and compliance. “We are pained to say that because of the lacksidal approach of the IO and the SHO of this case, the entire investigation has been botched up. PW 11 Ct. Kuldeep has been cited as an eye witness by the IO and the SHO, but no action has been taken against him in not reporting the matter immediately to them in such a serious offence. They even fail to take or recommend any action against him. Rather, they shielded him when they were questioned about the veracity of PW 11 in their cross examination,” the Bench noted. Case Title: Mustakeem v. GNCTD Click Here To Download Judgment Read JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more