FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Save this picture!+ 8 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/21466/the-house-behind-the-wall-peter-gabrijelcic Clipboard Architects: Peter GabrijelcicText description provided by the architects. The house designed by Prof. Peter Gabrijelcic sits on a narrow parcel of land among typical Slovene suburban structures. On one side, there is a chaotic settlement; on the other, we find the marshy plain of the Barje landscape park, and an intertwining of meadows, fields and ditches, with a magnificent mountain rising in the background. The space is dotted with various types of houses and tradesman’s workshops with their messy yards. When one’s back is turned to the settlement, one may enjoy views of pristine green nature.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotThe new longitudinal house is conceived as a wall – a fence forming a secure atrium in the midst of the existing built environment. The house is turned outside in. It enables its residents intimacy, and at the same time it offers a compromise with the co-existence of the widely divergent structures in the same area. It resembles a nest, well- accommodated, protected and concealed, but at the same time benevolent to nature, openness and broadness of mind. Save this picture!The longitudinal wall, 40 metres long, has two functions. It marks the parcel boundary of the new house, sets its exterior margin – keeping out of sight the disorderly, inhabited side of the parcel – and at the same time, on the inside, accommodates a storage space running along its entire length. Save this picture!Between the cabinet/wall and the rest of the house there runs a corridor illuminated by natural light from a long skylight. Alongside the building, there is a range of functions, such as the entrance, kitchen, living room, bedrooms and workrooms. As if the architect had epitomized the perspective of the landscape and transferred it to an architectural drawing and idea.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessDalslandsring Center / karlsson wachenfeldt arkitekterArticlesPrada Transformer, Position 1: Fashion ExhibitionArticles Share Projects Slovenia The house behind the wall / Peter GabrijelcicSave this projectSaveThe house behind the wall / Peter Gabrijelcic “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Nova Gorica, Slovenia Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/21466/the-house-behind-the-wall-peter-gabrijelcic Clipboard The house behind the wall / Peter Gabrijelcic CopyAbout this officePeter GabrijelcicOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesNova GoricaSloveniaPublished on May 11, 2009Cite: “The house behind the wall / Peter Gabrijelcic” 11 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Space Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878085/space-renovation-n9-beishan-st-the-design-institute-of-landscape-and-architecture-china-academy-of-art Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Photographs: Aoguan Performance of Architecture Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 Save this picture!Central courtyard. Image © Aoguan Performance of Architecture+ 36 Share Area: 600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Space Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtSave this projectSaveSpace Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art “COPY” Projects Architects: The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art Area Area of this architecture project Year: Lead Architect: China Manufacturers: Geberit, Echine, Guangcheng, York “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Hangzhou Shi, China Xiawei Chen, Zhiyong Huang Interior Designer:Yanhua Lin, Yiyue JiaLandscape Designer:Yuan Wang, Tao XiangDesign Team:Lijun Ke, Kai Wang, Tuo Jin, Guangjie YuCity:Hangzhou ShiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Front view from Beishan St. in the morning. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaOriginThe project is located in No. 69 Beishan St. Hangzhou, China. The area is about 30 meters both in length and width including three houses built on the site. One of the houses was built in 1930s with a 2-storied western-style, and it was identified as a historical building of Hangzhou. Sadly, it has been forgotten by the public due to its bad maintenance. In the middle of the last century, a famed writer, Mang Shi, had lived in the house, and named it “Jiyi House.” It attracted a lot of scholars during his life.Save this picture!Vestibule. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitecturePresent conditionThe main house was structured during the era of Republic of China with post and pane, and several parts were added in 70’s of the last century. The two houses with one floor on the back was intentionally built 10 years later than the main house. There are several trees near the houses, and their ages are the same as the construction’s. Because of the house owners’ wants, they built a few temporary rooms with simple and precarious structure, and the changes made the space look unorganized and suffocated. The three houses have been abandoned for many years and identified as dangerous buildings.Save this picture!Main entrance. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThink & askAs they are historical buildings located right side of the West Lake, the way we repair, project, and inherit the historical style of Beishan St. will determine the value of the buildings. We want the buildings to have more than just its own value by showing the beauty of humanity of the West Lake.Save this picture!Trail to the teahouse. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureDesignThere is a yard with two trees in the middle of this site. All the architectural functions are fully worked around this yard so that the trees look like a real protagonist.Save this picture!Rendering overall plan. Image Courtesy of The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanBetween the entrance of the courtyard and the exterior road, there is an altitude difference of 3 meters with 5 tall trees on the path. The road to the entrance is paved with old slates and Chinese bricks, which were removed from the original houses. We planted Longjing tea trees on the both side of the path, so that it could work like a buffer for the space between inside and outside.Save this picture!Courtyard and entrances. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThe central yard is a quite narrowly spaced, and we handled the exterior wall, making it look like an opposite scenery of the main entrance. We used two different textures of red bricks removed from the original houses, so the contrast of shadow on the wall was able to become strong. In this way, it shows an interesting shadow made under the sunlight.Save this picture!Sectional Perspective. Image Courtesy of The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtThe one floor suit, which has the independent courtyard, is on the north side. In order to make the space interpenetrate each other, and take into account the privacy of the room at the same time, we try our best to set up large glass windows.Save this picture!Courtyard facing North. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThere is not too much decoration on the external walls of the building. During the renovation, we hoped that the texture and color of the wall materials would reflect each other. Thus, we did not do any decoration on the red brick and Chinese brick part. For the main house on the street side, we used a gray water ripple paint to retain the historical features of its painted external walls. Thus, people will enjoy this design while visiting the West Lake.Save this picture!Brick pattern. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThe upstairs loft is quite low and narrow while being known as the best location to watch the West Lake. Only the skylight can improve the indoor experience. There could be a gorgeous painting of sky blue and tree green when people look out through the skylight. We re-built the roof, and transformed a part of the roof into a flat terrace. Here, you can take a sip of tea, chat with your beloved, and take enough rest as much as you want.Save this picture!Attic. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureConclusionThe project was completed in October 2016. There was a high volume of hotel guests when we visited the building several times the next year. With regards to renovating the historical buildings, we gave our own views and put them into practice. Thus, the time will tell how the views are well-delivered.Save this picture!View from terrace. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessFarvardin House / HAMAAN StudioSelected ProjectsThe New Swan Stone Castle of OCT / CUBE DESIGNSelected Projects Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878085/space-renovation-n9-beishan-st-the-design-institute-of-landscape-and-architecture-china-academy-of-art Clipboard CopyAbout this officeThe Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationHangzhouRefurbishmentRenovationBrickCourtyardWest LakeVillaZenChinese ArchitectureLandscapeHangzhou ShiChinese Gardenhistoric architectureChina Academy of ArtChinaPublished on December 09, 2017Cite: “Space Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art” 08 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Manufacturers: Geberit, B&B Italia, Fantini, JEE-O, Bemm, Hardys24Save this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. A gentle slope with open views of meadows, the Danube and a seemingly endless sky – and the property is a real gem. What a perfect place for a special home. The clients – a middle-aged couple – fulfilled their lifelong dream here. They wanted a spacious, ground-level home, where nature, views and seasons play the main role.Save this picture!Courtesy of Philipp ArchitektenThe Villa Schatzlmayr is a three-part ensemble with a total of 760 m2 of living and usable space, which opens to the landscape with uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling glazing. Towards the street, the deliberately reduced purist façade ensures architectural contrast and privacy. The center is the lounge-like designed living area with open kitchen, dining, and a subsequent fireplace room. From there, a glass bridge branches off into the sleeping part with a master bedroom, master bath with a free-standing bathtub, dressing room and fitness room. From the outside, the cut into the volume gives a short view of the private house as far as the infinity pool. This partially extends into the building and fuses in the garden visually with the horizon and the Danube.Save this picture!© José CamposA two-storeyed cube with a sloped roof and a separate entrance mark the creative area of the couple: she is a fashion designer who works in her atelier and above it is his workspace characterised by the panoramic views and furthermore, the cube also houses two guest apartments. Between the residential and the studio is the main entrance of the villa. Attached to this second glass bridge of the building is a covered, sheltered outdoor space directly accessible from the kitchen and dining room. From the first rays of sunshine in spring and far into the Bavarian Indian summer, the boundaries between inside and outside merge, so that nature takes up space and shapes the ambiance of the villa with its seasons. The beginning of the terrace with its pergola extends almost over the entire building length of approximately 46 m.Save this picture!Courtesy of Philipp ArchitektenIn keeping with the white purist exterior, the interior is also reduced and timeless: few natural shades and high-quality materials such as the sand-colored stone floor, walnut furniture, and cocgnac-coloured Chesterfield leather sofas give the rooms their structure, character, and warmth. The kitchen fits in, in plain white with a few dark gray details. A chandelier above the dining table sets a playful accent.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!Courtesy of Philipp ArchitektenBehind a wall of narrow, fine wooden slats hide the main entrance door, a cloakroom, a sliding door to the atelier and access to the underground car park and the basement: the basement level compensates the height level between the street and the sloping plot so that the villa appears as single storey. Downstairs, next to the technical and utility rooms, is the underground car park with several parking spaces. The landlord is a passionate collector of fast cars and motorcycles. Down here, where the unique landscape with its seasons can no longer be dominant, the deliberately colorful color concept in contrast to the otherwise timeless restrained design of the building is a surprise: warm orange and a powerful pink loosen up the atmosphere.Save this picture!Courtesy of Philipp ArchitektenThis playfulness, wit, and irony can also be found in the two-storeyed guest toilet with a skylight, which is completely in pink. The first visitors were already reported missing because they were so overwhelmed when they entered the “quiet place” that they wanted to share with the world their experience via social media.Save this picture!© José CamposAll in all, Villa Schatzlmayr is tailor-made architecture that is entirely aimed at offering nature a large stage: the glass front set across the entire length of the ensemble opens up the living space to the surroundings and the sky: depending on the season and the time of day the hosts are provided with a fascinating and also sometimes a dramatic play of light and color, which in their own words, they can never get enough of. Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessGYRE.FOOD Restaurants & Shops / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBest Unbuilt Architecture: 7 Submitted Proposals Exploring Diverse ProgramsArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933833/villa-schatzlmayr-philipp-architekten Clipboard Save this picture!© José Campos+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily “COPY” Villa Schatzlmayr / Philipp Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933833/villa-schatzlmayr-philipp-architekten Clipboard Architects: Philipp Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project Germany “COPY” CopyHouses•Passau, Germany Year: Villa Schatzlmayr / Philipp ArchitektenSave this projectSaveVilla Schatzlmayr / Philipp Architekten Houses Photographs 2018 Photographs: José Campos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officePhilipp ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPassauOn FacebookGermanyPublished on February 16, 2020Cite: “Villa Schatzlmayr / Philipp Architekten” 16 Feb 2020. 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Nov. 18 − Despite massacres in the major cities of El Alto, La Paz and Cochabamba that killed 24 people in the last five days, the resistance to the pro-imperialist coup regime has grown and spread to other areas and major cities in Bolivia, including Santa Cruz, which is a stronghold of the Bolivian rich. During the week since a combination of a racist, anti-Indigenous mobilization and a police-military mutiny forced President Evo Morales from office on Nov. 10 and caused him to take asylum in Mexico, the following has become clear:U.S. imperialism played a central role in financing and coordinating the coup movement. That was a charge Morales made in an interview from Mexico on Nov. 17, saying, the coup was planned in the U.S. Embassy and he “fell into a trap.” Morales also accused the Armed Forces of being lined up with the “neoliberal forces” and the “oligarchy,” but not the entire military, mainly the commanders.The coup makers are caught in a contradiction: They want to look legitimate, but they can’t allow the legislature to function under constitutional rules. Morales’ Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party has a two-thirds majority in the legislature and refuses to recognize self-appointed head of state Jeanine Añez, a reactionary evangelist who publicly insults Indigenous peoples.The coup regime plans to use brutal force to stay in power even while it attempts to give its rule a constitutional cover. It even pronounced an edict Nov. 15 offering impunity to police and troops for killing Bolivian civilians — an hour before the massacre in Cochabamba. Añez has threatened to charge MAS legislators with promoting “subversion.”Despite the murders, mass resistance to the coup continues to grow, especially among Bolivians who identify as Indigenous and organized workers from all peoples. Defying the threat to their lives, mobilizations from the Indigenous city of El Alto announced plans to blockade adjacent La Paz, the administrative capital. Anti-coup protesters still head toward the capital from other cities. In Cochabamba, protesters burned down a police headquarters.Demands of the resistanceWhile it is unclear if there is a unified national leadership in the resistance, there seems to be general agreement to demand that Añez resign, that she and coup leaders Carlos Mesa, Fernando Camacho and some others be expelled from Bolivia, that the Armed Forces return to their barracks, and that new elections be scheduled within 90 days.The reactionary, pro-imperialist role of the Organization of American States has been exposed. The charge of “electoral fraud” in Morales’ Oct. 20 victory at the polls was a completely invented pretext that has been spread extensively by the imperialist-controlled media. As Morales pointed out in his Nov. 17 interview, the OAS audit found irregularities in only 0.22 percent of the polling places. That’s 1 in 500 and that wouldn’t have affected the outcome. In other countries around the world there have been demonstrations supporting the return of Evo Morales to preside over Bolivia and an end to the repression of the popular movement. Some of the largest have been in São Paulo, Guatemala City, Caracas, and today in Buenos Aires.Civil war?Speaking from Mexico, Morales has said that he wants to do everything possible to prevent a civil war in Bolivia. He has called upon the armed forces to refuse to shoot at Bolivians. And he has offered to participate in negotiations.Given how far U.S. imperialism and its Bolivian lackeys have gone in their attempt at counterrevolution, it is hard to imagine how they would suddenly offer concessions. That means the best way to avoid civil war would be if the rank and file of the Bolivian military — which is majority Indigenous peoples — would refuse to shoot at the popular movement and revolt.There have been some reports of friendly interaction between the protest marches and the troops. Nothing reported so far has shown a decisive break within the military and troops joining the popular movement. Videos have shown, however, that the masses of the people are appealing to the troops to join them. The responsibility of anti-imperialist forces outside Bolivia is to follow the example of those in the other Latin American capitals and do everything possible to assist and support the still growing resistance of the Indigenous peoples and workers of Bolivia.Sources for this article were reports by Marco Teruggi, most of which have been published on workers.org, and other reports published in resumenlatinoamericano.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU head coach Gary Patterson instructs his team during an NCAA college football game against SMU Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Twitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Linkedin Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Straka Linkedin Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Previous articleTCU women’s basketball has major match-ups early in seasonNext articleLive blog: SGA meeting Nov. 10 Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWhen TCU head coach Gary Patterson took the podium for his weekly press conference on Tuesday, he didn’t give many details about his team’s attitude the day after the loss against Oklahoma State on Saturday.“Perception becomes reality, and perception isn’t always true,” Patterson said. “You have to stay in the confines of your group and have one message.”Perception becoming reality may very well have been the theme of the day for Patterson.With the college playoff committee now releasing their rankings on a weekly basis, the “eye test” is becoming a larger and larger factor in determining the best teams in the nation. Losing to the Cowboys by 20 points didn’t help the Frogs in that department this past weekend.The loss coming in the final four weeks of the season hurts that much more, but it’s no secret that the Frogs have an incredibly difficult schedule in November, as they will face three current top 15 teams.Oklahoma, Baylor and Oklahoma State have all yet to face each other as well, and Patterson said he is not thrilled with the Big 12’s decision to backload the schedules for its four best squads.“I think [backloading] hurts conferences,” Patterson said. “People forget early losses. There is a chance that all four [TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State] lose two games by the end of the season.”Forgetting early losses also seems to be a theme in the last year. Ohio State won it all last season despite losing to Virginia Tech in week two. This year Alabama is ranked No. 4 and is set to climb even higher after knocking off No. 2 LSU, despite suffering a loss to Ole Miss in the early weeks of the season.Patterson even touched on how Oklahoma State jumped all the way from No. 12 to No. 5 in the AP poll after defeating the TCU, while the Frogs had not seen much progress in the polls all season even after starting 8-0.“It seems we helped Oklahoma State more by losing than we would have helped ourselves by winning,” Patterson said.Patterson, however, didn’t appear fazed by how the playoff committee might perceive his team in Tuesday night’s rankings show.“I’ll let the experts tell me [where we stand],” Patterson said. “We have a great chance of a New Year’s Six bowl and an outside chance of the playoff…..Stranger things have happened.Patterson said it doesn’t matter how his team gets to the top, pretty or ugly, complete or injured.“We’re still 8-1 any way you cut it,” Patterson said. “We had one of the best two defenses in the league in 2013 and we went 4-8.”For now, the Frogs will have to focus on running the table and finishing in familiar territory, with one loss on the season. Finish strong, and that final perception could become a dream-like reality. Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ + posts Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Facebook Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Organisation October 17, 2019 RSF asks President Radev to defuse Bulgaria’s press freedom “crisis” Finally, Deloire referred to Bulgaria’s signature of the International Partnership on Information and Democracy, a partnership that is the result of an RSF initiative. This inter-governmental document was the subject of a presentation and signing session at an Alliance for Multilateralism event on 26 September, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Bulgarian foreign minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, who attended the event, signed the document without RSF being informed in advance. News During today’s meeting, in which Pauline Adès-Mevel, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk also participated, RSF asked Radev to deliver a solemn address to the nation and parliament to remind them of the principles of justice and the fact that judges and civil servants, especially those who represent society’s interests, are obliged to scrupulously respect the fundamental right to freedom of opinion and expression. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) secretary-general Christophe Deloire met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Sofia today to discuss how to improve respect for press freedom in his country, which is ranked 111th in the World Press Freedom Index. Bulgaria is embroiled in an extremely serious “media civil war” situation that could be exacerbated by the new prosecutor-general’s appointment, Deloire warned. Urging Radev to use all of his powers to guarantee press freedom in Bulgaria, Deloire deplored the harassment of Bulgaria’s journalists (using arbitrary administrative and judicial procedures), political manipulation of the media (exploiting unequal political and economic power relations) and the deliberate creation of a climate bordering on “media civil war.” Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom News News Bulgaria is ranked 111th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information “We will make sure that, with regard to all of its media, Bulgaria adheres to both the letter and the spirit of this document, which above all concerns the online information and communication space,” Deloire said. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expression RSF also asked President Radev to ensure that Bulgaria’s legislation respects the country’s international obligations, starting with article 11 of the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. During today’s meeting, RSF also explained the Journalism Trust Initiative, a self-regulatory project launched by RSF that is designed to encourage the media to comply with the highest journalistic standards in the digital era. Follow the news on Bulgaria December 2, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expression March 10, 2021 Find out more With a World Press Freedom Index ranking that is the European Union’s lowest, Bulgaria does not need the added concern that the appointment of the next prosecutor-general is causing. The judge proposed by the government, Ivan Geshev, has recent made extremely scathing comments about media outlets that are not to his liking, raising fears about possible reprisals. Without regard to procedure, without evidence and in violation of his duty to be impartial and principled, Geshev has expressed himself in terms that suggest that Bulgarian democracy is in great danger. Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest February 11, 2021 Find out more Last month, after a public radio journalist’s suspension and an outcry when the radio station was taken off the air for several hours to cover up an internal dispute, Radev said: “The suspension of national radio broadcasting has again shown the importance of knowing who governs the public media and how they are governed (…) Free speech is fundamental in a democracy. Bulgaria is clearly in a crisis.” Radev has himself expressed concern in the past. In November 2018, he said: “Professional media standards have collapsed and, as a result, so too has the public’s trust in the news and information it receives. Pluralism has been stifled by propaganda. Free speech is being punished.” “We must do something to improve professional practices, and to obtain more transparency and a stable legal framework for the media,” President Radev said during the meeting.
News Follow the news on Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information Organisation Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Reporters Without Borders condemns the sentence of eight and a half years in prison and fine of 200,000 manats (230,000 dollars) imposed yesterday on newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev because of an article about Azerbaijan’s support for US military operations in the region. He was found guilty of “terrorism threat” (article 214.1 of the criminal code), tax evasion (article 213.2.2) and inciting racial hatred (article 283.2.2). “Fatullayev’s conviction is simply outrageous as there was absolutely no evidence for these charges,” the press freedom organisation said. “This prosecution and an earlier one were politically motivated and mark a dangerous development for press freedom in Azerbaijan. We call on President Aliev to display clemency and have him released. Our hopes are also pinned on the European Court of Human Rights. It should tell the Azerbaijani authorities that this travesty of justice fools no one.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The article for which Fatullayev was convicted was just a foreign policy analysis. The authorities used it to punish a journalist who, in their view, was overly critical. This verdict comes amid a steady increase in harassment of the independent press, which is why Azerbaijan was ranked 139th out of 169 countries in our latest world press freedom index.”Fatullayev, who edits two of the country’s most important dailies, Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan, was tried by a serious crimes court in Baku headed by judge Mehdi Asadov, who ordered the seizure of the newspapers’ 23 computers as well as imposing the jail term and fine.The trial, which began on 10 October, focused on an article headlined “The Alievs prepare for war,” which appeared in the Russian-language Realny Azerbaijan in May. Fatullayev argued in this article that Azerbaijan would be exposed to reprisals if the United States attacked Iran and he cited possible Azerbaijani targets. The charge of inciting racial hatred was based on the fact that he also warned that this policy could revive ethnic tension within Azerbaijan.After the verdict was read out, Fatullayev ironically thanked the court for its “overly mild” sentence. He also referred to Elmar Husseynov, the editor of the independent weekly Monitor, who was gunned down in March 2005. In an article in March of this year, Fatullayev accused the authorities of obstructing the investigation into his murder. He received death threats following the article.This is the second time Fatullayev has been tried and convicted this year. In April, he was found guilty of libelling the army in an article accusing the Azerbaijani armed forces of sharing responsibility with their Armenian counterparts for the deaths of hundreds of civilians during an attack by Armenian troops in 1992 on the village of Khojali in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. His two newspapers, Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan, have been closed since May, when much of their material was confiscated on the grounds of a violation of fire prevention regulations.It was in May, after Reporters Without Borders added President Aliev to its list of press freedom predators, that the authorities announced that they would no longer cooperate with the organisation. Azerbaijan fell four places (to 139th position) in the 2007 world press freedom index. Seven journalists are currently in prison in Azerbaijan. News ———————————————————– RSF_en April 9, 2021 Find out more to go further In an outrageously political ruling, newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for commenting on the consequences for Azerbaijan of the crisis between the United States and Iran. His conviction confirms the alarming situation of press freedom in the country. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to show clemency and release Fatullayev, who edits two of Azerbaijan’s most important dailies. A Baku appeal court today upheld the sentence of eight and a half years in prison that was imposed last October on Eynulla Fatullayev, the editor of the dailies, Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan.“This ruling is a travesty of justice,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Fatullayev’s conviction is above all political. We hope his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights will allow him to demonstrate the facts of the case.”A serious crimes court headed by judge Mehdi Asadov convicted Fatullayev on 30 October of “terrorism threat” (article 214.1 of the criminal code), tax evasion (article 213.2.2) and inciting racial hatred (article 283.2.2) News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia October 31, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court upholds long prison sentence for newspaper editor June 4, 2021 Find out more Long jail term for newspaper editor confirms Azerbaijan’s poor ranking in world press freedom index Receive email alerts News
News UpdatesDelhi High Court Rejects Bail Plea Of Rape Accused Who Misled Court On Settlement Via Fake Affidavit Shreya Agarwal19 Feb 2021 7:55 AMShare This – xA Single Judge Bench of Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar of Delhi High Court has rejected the bail application of a rape accused who filed a fake affidavit with forged signatures and a fake Aadhar card copy of the victim claiming that the matter had been settled between the victim and him, and so the case was no longer pressed.The order by the Single Judge noted that another FIR was lodged by…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?LoginA Single Judge Bench of Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar of Delhi High Court has rejected the bail application of a rape accused who filed a fake affidavit with forged signatures and a fake Aadhar card copy of the victim claiming that the matter had been settled between the victim and him, and so the case was no longer pressed.The order by the Single Judge noted that another FIR was lodged by the victim in this regard against the accused, and that his act “shows his desperation to come out of the jail.”The court also noted in its order that the victim was being threatened time and again to not pursue the case against the accused, for which too another FIR was lodged against the accused at the instance of the victim.Further, in yet another FIR, the accused also faced charges of attempting to murder a witness of the victim’s case on threats against her and investigation on the same was ongoing.The prosecution submitted that a supplementary chargesheet in the matter was underway, after investigation by the Crime Branch is completed.Holding that the allegations against the accused are grave and serious in nature, the court rejected the bail application.The brief facts of the case are that on Aug 5, 2020 upon information through a PCR call, the police had registered the victim’s case was registered through an FIR on allegations that the petitioner/accused had molested and committed rape upon her in June 2017. She had disclosed that she had joined the Eldorado Events Company of the accused/petitioner in February 2017 and that the petitioner/ accused used to take her for event meetings.For one such meeting in June 2017 he had called the victim to Sector-9, Dwarka Metro Station, from where he picked her up in his car and gave her adulterated water to drink, after consuming which she started feeling dizzy. The alleged act of rape was committed upon her thereafter, the victim complained. She also complained that on several occasions the petitioner/ accused had passed vulgar comments about her and asked for sexual favours.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Google+ Twitter A public meeting is to be held on Monday evening to discuss the imminent closure of Kilcar Post Office.Yesterday it emerged the villages Post Office has become the latest in a string of post offices closures announced across the county.A meeting is being held next week in Kilcar with the view towards forming a committee to oppose the decision by An Post to close the villages Post Office.The meeting being facilitated by the Kilcar Parish Council will be held in Áislann Chill Chartha at 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening.The Parish Council hopes to establish a committee comprising of business operators/owners, residents and other users of the services available at Kilcar Post Office which, along with the residents in the post office catchment area, will strongly oppose the decision to close the post office.They are hopeful that such strong opposition will lead to the reversal of An Post’s decision.Anyone in support of the retenetion of Kilcar Post Office is being urged to attend the meeting.A request has been isused for a spokesperson from An Post to also attend and an invitation has too, been extended to local public representatives. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Meeting to be held on imminent closure of Kilcar Post Office Previous articleStart date confirmed for long awaited Muff to Buncrana bus routeNext articleArranmore asks people in US & Australia to consider moving there News Highland By News Highland – June 15, 2019 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest