YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR, TOO FAST, POWER CHIEFS TELL CHANCELLORThe introduction of a carbon tax in the Budget to penalise coal-fired power stations that emit greenhouse gases threatens to accelerate the closure of generating plant, potentially creating a serious energy supply gap in the middle of the decade. The electricity generating industry has warned the Treasury that it has gone too far, too fast.The Daily TelegraphJOHN LEWIS INTRODUCES THE “NEVER ENDING REFUND” TO ENCOURAGE SHOPPERS IN AUSTERE TIMESThe days of buying a new dress that you shove in the back of the wardrobe and never wear are over after John Lewis announced it is scrapping its 28 day return limit for a “never ending refund”. The retailer is the first major high street name to scrap the refund limit. Tags: NULL KCS-content Monday 28 March 2011 1:03 am L&G SET FOR REAL ESTATE LENDING DRIVELegal & General, the UK’s fourth largest insurer, is gearing up for a push into lending money to the UK commercial real estate market to help fill the debt gap left by retreating banks. The insurer has appointed Ashley Goldblatt, who has worked in the company’s fixed income team, to prepare a strategy to invest into debt in the property market, which has been hamstrung since the credit crisis by the lack of available bank finance. WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Share TULLOW LOOKS TO RAISE GHANA OIL STAKEIreland’s Tullow Oil is seeking to increase its stake in Ghana’s offshore Jubilee field through the $300m acquisition of shares controlled by allies of John Kufuor, the former president, industry officials in London and Ghana said. Tullow’s bid is higher than offers made by other mostly Ghanaian groups.THE TIMESNEW INVESTOR SAVOURS TASTE OF WESTBURY’S ROBUST RESULTSIntermediate Capital Group has acquired 20 per cent of Westbury Street Holdings, Britain’s fourth-biggest caterer. The purchase by the FTSE 250 listed investment firm comes soon after it took stakes in Courtepaille, the French restaurant chain, and Quorn, the meat-free food group. CHIP FIRM GAINS SIZABLE INFUSION A Silicon Valley start-up has raised one of the biggest funding rounds in years in the semiconductor industry, a sector that many venture-capital firms have been avoiding. The $108m infusion in Tabula is also notable because Tabula is targeting a market niche that has attracted a number of other entrants that subsequently went out of business. The company spent nearly eight years perfecting a technology for programmable chips. BRITAIN SET FOR “BROLLY AND SUNBLOCK” SUMMERBritain faces a “brolly and sunblock” summer with June thunderstorms threatening Wimbledon and Glastonbury, followed by a mixed July and scorching August in time for the school holidays. As the clocks went forward and British summer time started, weathermen predicted this summer will see worse weather than the last two years.THE WALL STREET JOURNALSANTANDER, CCB TO TARGET SMALLER CHINA TOWNSSpain’s Banco Santander SA will take a 19.9 per cent stake in a joint venture with China Construction Bank Corp. to provide banking services outside of China’s major cities, an area of increasing interest to foreign financial institutions looking to make a mark in China. ODDBINS SEEKS ADMINISTRATIONOddbins, the wine retailer, has applied to go into administration to protect itself from creditors’ claims. The move, which the company described as “purely precautionary”, was enacted at the end of last week after one creditor issued a winding-up order. whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESHOLLYWOOD MAKEOVER FOR YOUTUBEGoogle is deepening its ties with Hollywood by enlisting top stars to supply original content for YouTube in a bid to boost profits and user engagement at the company’s online video site. Google has been making the rounds of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies, outlining plans to create a network of channels based around specific themes or niches, such as fashion, food and video games. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp
Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Press Corporation Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) in the past 12 months, as of 5th May 2021, is US$11.35M (MWK8.56B). An average of US$945.6K (MWK713.51M) per month.Press Corporation Limited Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
ArchDaily Korea, Republic of Year: Deco Pattern House / Peter KostelovSave this projectSaveDeco Pattern House / Peter Kostelov Save this picture!© Zinon Razutdinov+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/406354/deco-pattern-house-peter-kostelov Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officePeter KostelovOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTverHousesRussiaPublished on July 26, 2013Cite: “Deco Pattern House / Peter Kostelov” 26 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Project Team:Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Professor MC Gajjar, Avneesh Tiwari, Mohit Maru, Irene Giubinni, Shilpa SushilClient:Mr. Trilok GoyalLandscape Architect:Vagish NaganurStructural System:Concrete walls and Slabs, Steel columnsSite Area:3500 sq mArchitect In Charge:Gurjit Singh MatharooCity:AhmedabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAThe idea for moving landscape germinated from stumbling upon a stone, Bidasar Forest, that possesses an impression, as if, of tropical arid landscape fossilized within itself. Its polished surfaces against the native verdure of the Ahmedabad region made for the perfect setting, blurring the lines between reality and illusion.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe nations booming economy in the last decade has made individual houses accessible to a larger section of society. Coupled with the demand for an independence that protects individuality, the age old tradition of joint family living has disintegrated into small nuclear families. Despite this change of cultural attitude in the present Indian context, a large number of families, bound by family business and obliged by traditional ingrained values, still choose to live together. Whilst this allows them to benefit from shared responsibility across generations, it often leads to the creation of autonomous suites within a house that isolates families even under the same roof. The challenge therefore lies in simultaneously integrating the requirements of these opposing lifestyles – making it equally imperative to provide opportunities for communal collision, while providing privacy.Situated on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, the house is meant to accommodate one of the city’s most prolific real-estate developers and his wife, along with his two sons’ families and extended visiting members. The client also shares the grounds with his two other brothers’ houses and their joint families in a large 20000 m2 plot.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe plan of the house is interpreted as a linear pavilion, ensuring that every space in the house is lined with glass on the facing sides – the first enclosure. The rest of the structure is in 200mm thin walls in concrete, eliminating the need for any beams and columns and making for cleanest interior volumes. Additionally, this saves constructed dead space by about 3% and for the 18,000 total covered area, this equals to 540 sq.ft or the size of an average sized room.This pavilion is oriented around the margin of the site as three wings. The flanks holds the house’s private spaces with suites for each of the sons’ families, while the central one hosts the living space for all communal activities. The residual corner voids by the turning of the blocks, are snugly protected by tall circular walls to form smaller sheltered spaces – while one cradles the houses’ utility space, the other acts as a court distant from the joint families gaze. These also carry the staircases and lift, rendering outer spaces clear of all encumbrances for the Bidasar drama to unfold. The composition as a whole footprint defines a large multi family courtyard at the heart of the site.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe second enclosure is a layer of massive 15’ high, 9’ wide and 1’6”mm thick Bidaser stone walls along the entire perimeter – an impregnable shell. Akin to the amethysts hard exterior cracking open to reveal its crystalline heart, at the push of a button, this imposingly heavy stone wall cracks open, as it becomes an array of panels spinning gently about their centres or sliding away to reveal a transparent cocooned interior. Can be employed at will whenever desired and dissolved when not.Save this picture!Plan / ElevationThis layer of stone panels help create a buffer between the inside and the outside, protecting the inner layer shell of concrete and glass from intense sun light and 45o heat, thereby reducing the total heat gain on the air-conditioning. Moreover, this space doubles up as passages, verandahs, entrance vestibule and circulation space, and also as protection from rain, eliminating the need for air-conditioning in 8000sq.ft out of a total of 18000 habitable space. This saving is substituted with enhanced living and direct contact with nature in what we term as value architecture.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSavings from the air-conditioning and sealing the house, is then channelled into making inhouse custom designed motorized pivots and giant sliding systems. Architecturally and structurally both, this entire layer is kept completely detached from the inside structure, almost as a heat buffer, and is only supported on hidden structures within in the sliding and pivoting systems, making for the awe in having thick concrete slabs floating on moving stones.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerLights are machined out of alabaster stone providing for the most natural ambience. Most furniture is bought out from various design houses in Italy and a sole bar table is one custom designed by the Architects. It is a 3 dimensional mobius strip in stainless steel, locally fabricated, that can be subject of discussion and intellectual discourse after a couple of drinks. Lights and water under the moving walls light the water to make the heavy stones appear floating on water.Toilets too open on opposite ends and the water closet, the shower and the basin, all three are positioned on 3 side of the duct, the fourth side left for easy service access and ventilation to the duct from outside.To carry on with the material & weight amazement further the thick concrete basin counter is cantilevered from the floor to ceiling mirror. In line with the same philosophy of the easy maintenance and serviceblity AC units have been kept on the roof with just holes cut in slab for blower. This approach of integrating the services and interiors in construction itself doesn’t only make it easy to service; it also saved a lot of time off construction. The entire building was ready in 18 months time from start to furnish.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerResonating with the harshest aspects of nature, in motion, these walls intermingle with the glass inside and the wild landscape outside, the third enclosure, to sometimes allow a glimse of the outdoors, sometimes reflect it and sometimes reflecting themselves. It is in this layering of space and screen, the houses’ entire envelope becomes an interface to mediate between the artifice of the inside and verdant site outside.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe houses environs look deep inside their interior, as the house merges into an illusion of landscape constantly moving that we sometimes catch ourselves reflecting amongst, reflecting on the nature both within us and outside of us. The epitome of their experience is to be found at the entrance passage of the house, where all of these reflections find the surface of water to make the landscape a truly moving one.Text: Robert Taylor & Trisha PatelProject gallerySee allShow lessEID Ground / Allies and MorrisonSelected ProjectsST Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no ShiroSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791361/moving-landscapes-matharoo-associates Clipboard Houses Area: 1900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Matharoo Associates Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 19 Share CopyAbout this officeMatharoo AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAhmedabadIndiaPublished on July 15, 2016Cite: “Moving Landscapes / Matharoo Associates” 14 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867665/milu-qatarchitecten Clipboard Projects 2016 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867665/milu-qatarchitecten Clipboard Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Manufacturers: Formica, Reynaers Aluminium, DuPont, Novy, Afromosia, Formica
, Schalieberd, messing, resin floor ArchDaily MILU / Qatarchitecten Save this picture!© Luc Roymans+ 43 Share Products used in this ProjectWindowsReynaers AluminiumWindow Systems – CS 77Long Cabinet Design:Filip JanssensArchitect In Charge:Quirijn ThijsCity:GhentCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luc RoymansText description provided by the architects. Essentially, the detached 3-level house, originally built in 1936, asked for a thorough reconversion. A hotchpotch of rooms, most of them low on natural light, made the house lack spatiality and gave it a rather closed, introvert feeling. Save this picture!© Luc RoymansSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luc RoymansHowever, it was the habitable area of 470 m², the garden and the location in the residential area of the city center of Ghent, quiet but close to traffic interchanges, that persuaded the owners to buy this property. Bringing daylight into the house and creating a link with the garden was the first requirement, next to adapting the outdated house to contemporary living standards.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansThe owners, a family with three playful boys, love spending time outside and like to have a barbecue in summer as well as in winter time. Therefore, an extension in glass and concrete was added to the rear part of the house, almost ‘crawling’ out of the house into the garden, reorienting the life on the garden and ensuring a direct contact with it. Its 6-meter accordion window can be opened completely, blurring the boundaries between the inside and the outside. Even when it’s raining, this is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy a Gin & Tonic with an open air feeling. Save this picture!© Luc RoymansKitchen and dining area were designed in this rear part. Given the north-facing orientation of the garden, the wall-to-wall window enables a constant daylight admission into the core living areas of the house. Save this picture!© Luc RoymansThe extension was carried out in rough, timber shuttered concrete, true to the traditional technique. Being both striking and yet unassuming at the same time, this material creates an honest and timeless look and doesn’t withdraw the attention from the essence. To balance the cold grey of the concrete, timber cladding was chosen to give the façade a sense of warmth. The interplay between the straightforwardness of the concrete and the warmth of the wood lends the extension a timeless character. Partly for the privacy of the owners, the timber cladding hides a window and a door giving access to the storage room, as well as a cabinet for the owner’s Tesla Wall Connector. Save this picture!Design wall-cabinet: Filip Janssens. Image © Luc RoymansOn top of the extension, a green roof with wildflowers was provided. On the first floor, this results in a view lending an emphasis to the (visually) extended garden.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansInside the existing house, dividing walls have been opened up to reallocate the rooms. In order to maintain the unique character of the house, original features such as marble tiles, wooden floor boards, steel profiles, old doors and cabinets have been retained or reused wherever possible.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansAs for the replacement of the original windows, wood was the material of preference, allowing the architect to design a unique frame profile, including a shadow gap which gives the windows a more elegant appearance.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansThe existing house is a robust volume made out of masonry, with small windows. The extension was carried out in rough, timber shuttered concrete, true to the traditional technique. Save this picture!© Luc RoymansAlso at the interior of the house this timber shuttered concrete was used for the new structural walls. Being both striking and yet unassuming at the same time, this material creates an honest and timeless look and doesn’t withdraw the attention from the essence.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansProject gallerySee allShow less3 Top Architects Selected to Design Community-Oriented Housing Library Developments …Architecture News5 Fun Easter Eggs Hidden in Gothic ArchitectureArticles Share Year: Structural Engineer: Area: 470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeQatarchitectenOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentGhentBelgiumPublished on March 24, 2017Cite: “MILU / Qatarchitecten” 24 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
In March UK Fundraising featured the case of a Sikh businessman selling commercial advertising space on his turban in aid of charity. We now hear that Bharat Sagar raised £10,000 in three days for Shelter by sporting the dot.com logos of eloan.com, rbs.co.uk and firstactive.co.uk. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 June 2000 | News 16 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Turban offers soft sell 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.
Institute of Fundraising membershipThe Institute of Fundraising South West group is also offering 10 bursaries to reduce the fee of becoming an associate member of the Institute of Fundraising.This reduces the price to £30, compared to the standard price of £132.The same offer is available from the Institute of Fundraising North East group. Tagged with: arts bursary diversity professional development 223 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 27 January 2020 | News Advertisement 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. Regional conferencesSome groups like the Institute of Fundraising West Midlands offer a bursary to attend their annual regional conference.Digital conferenceCharity Digital News is offering a travel bursary to attend its BeMoreDigital 2020 conference. TrainingThe Institute of Fundraising South West group also offers a variety of training bursaries to members. These can be used for courses including the Certificate or Diploma in Fundraising, and Institute of Fundraising training courses.The Institute of Fundraising North East group has also introduced a training bursary. The Researchers in Fundraising group offers at least one bursary place for every RiF training course “and we are able to cover travel/accommodation costs when needed”. Quite a few bursaries are for events or courses that started in January 2020. For example the Institute of Fundraising North West offered two bursaries for one third of the cost of the IoF Future Leaders Programme to be delivered in Manchester starting in January 2020. These might be annual awards so it is worth checking with the providers whether the bursaries will be offered in just under a year’s time.Similarly the Institute of Fundraising Major Donor group has provided training bursaries in the past, with no current ones listed. Cultural Sector Network ConferenceThe Cultural Sector Network of the Institute of Fundraising is offering bursaries for members to attend the Cultural Sector Network Conference, “the biggest arts fundraising conference in Europe”.The deadline for applications is imminent – 9am on 27 January! Other bursariesThe FSI does have bursaries for its small charity members from time to time but doesn’t list any currently. Prospect research in fundraising conferencesThe Researchers in Fundraising group offer bursary places for its annual conference, held every November in London. It can cover travel/accommodation costs where needed.It is also offering up to two places for people from the UK prospect research community a place at the APRA Conference that will place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. 4-7 August 2020. The closing date for applications for these is Friday 24 April 2020. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 National Fundraising Convention 2020The Institute of Fundraising South West group is offering members three Convention bursaries in 2020. These are available to fundraisers working for a small to medium-sized charity.The bursaries are designed to support fundraisers working for a small to medium sized charity in the South West to attend one day of the Fundraising Convention.Apply for a IoF South West National Fundraising Convention 2020 by 5pm on 31 March. 224 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 DiversityThe Chilterns Group of the Institute of Fundraising has created a bursary to help encourage diversity within the fundraising profession, in support of the Change Collective. It offers free attendance at the group’s afternoon training workshops.It it is open to those at a charity that:generates less than £100,000 per yearare a sole fundraiserfeel like people similar to you are underrepresented in fundraising. Attending fundraising conferences or training courses can be a challenge if you work as a sole fundraiser or for a charity that does not provide a sufficient training budget. Fortunately there are various groups and organisations offering bursaries to help fundraisers in this position.Here is a current selection of those which we have spotted. Most are open to members of the groups providing the bursaries, but some are open to any eligible fundraiser. Bursaries available for fundraisers in January 2020 Crispin Ellison Bursary AwardBursary offered of up to £1000 worth of legacy giving training Editor’s update 29 January 2020, 12.39The deadline has been extended until 9am on 30 January:
May 21, 2021 Find out more July 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists fall foul of local authorities in Chelyabinsk region RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Russia RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more News News News to go further “Given the disputes between the accused and the local authorities, the case should be heard elsewhere and there should be further investigation in order to ascertain the truth. Valery Uskov must immediately be released on bail and a serious investigation must be carried out into the allegations of procedural irregularities put forward by the defence.” Uskov and Baidariko were arrested for illegal possession of weapons on 21 November last year. An unidentified person sent them a text message asking to meet them, claiming he had compromising information about the Zlatoust mayor, Vyacheslav Zhilin. However, instead of the informant, they found a bag containing firearms. The police, who were already on the spot, immediately arrested them.The two journalists spent six days in custody, and a search was carried out and equipment seized at their editorial offices, in violation of the protection of their sources. The police have the telephone number of the fake informer but appear to have made no attempt to identify him.Baidariko, currently free on bail, has also been charged in the case along with Uskov.Uskov himself was arrested again on 24 February, and held in custody for making death threats. The complaint was filed by local councillor Alexander Negrebetskikh a few weeks after a trade union rally attended by the journalist on 26 January, degenerated into a brawl. One witness told the trial that Negrebetskikh had been convicted of perjury in another case several years previously. The pre-trial detention order against Uskov has been regularly renewed since February by the same judge who first imposed it in 2010.Since 28 May, when a man facing charges of child molestation was called to testify against Baidariko, hearings have been heard in camera, preventing journalists and bloggers from attending the trial. Uskov has contested this restriction but there has been no response to his objections. It was only with great difficulty that he managed to ensure he was defended by a private lawyer.Besides his investigations into alleged wrongdoing, Uskov launched a petition in 2010 to demand the dismissal of the mayor of Zlatoust and regularly organizes demonstrations against the local administration. At the time of his arrest, he was involved in a campaign to protect a forest owned by the local authority that was under threat from a construction project. The campaign has gained considerable local support. Russia is ranked 148th of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. Journalists are particularly prone to abuses by local authorities, as illustrated by the imprisonment of Sergei Reznik and Alexander Tolmachev, journalists in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, and the house arrest imposed on the Sochi-based independent journalist Nikolai Yarst last year.———Два журналиста в опале у местных властей ЗлатоустaРепортеры без границ сильно взволнованы противоречивыми обстоятельствами и процессуальными нарушениями в судебном деле, заведенном на журналиста Валерия Ускова, который находится в предварительном заключении более пяти месяцев, и его коллегу Вячеслава Бaйдарико в городе Златоуст, Челябинский регион (Урал). Суд заслушал их дело 10 июля 2014 года за закрытыми дверями.Журналист и активист Валерий Усков находится в конфликте с местными властями не в первый раз. Бывший главный редактор, а ныне сотрудник газеты «Правда города Златоуста» также возглавляет местное националистическое движение. В своих статьях он регулярно высказывается с критикой в адрес местной власти, которую считает коррумпированной и недееспособной. После предъявления обвинений в ”экстремизме” в 2011 году он уже провел более двух месяцев в предварительном задержании, прежде чем был оправдан. Задержанный снова журналист предстал перед судом 10 июля за закрытыми дверями по подозрению в “незаконном хранении оружия” (статья 222 уголовного кодекса) и в “угрозах убийством” (статья 119). В ходе первого заседания суда 9 июня журналист заявил о своей невиновности, подчеркнув фальсификацию доказательств против него, а также ложные заявления свидетелей. “Обстоятельства задержания журналистов и то, как ведется следствие, вызывает сильные сомнения и наводит на мысль, что дело шито белыми нитками с целью заставить их молчать, – считает начальник отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии Репортеров без границ Йоханн Бир. Учитывая конфликт между подсудимыми и местной властью, необходимо передать рассмотрение дела нейтральной судебной инстанции в другом регионе и провести дополнительное расследование для того, чтобы открыть всю правду. Валерия Ускова необходимо немедленно досрочно выпустить на свободу, а по подозрению в грубых процессуальных нарушениях, о которых было заявлено защитой, необходимо провести серьезное расследование”.Валерий Усков был задержан вместе со своим коллегой Вячеславом Бaйдарико 21 ноября 2013 года по подозрению в “незаконном хранении оружия”. Неизвестный назначил им встречу по SMS под предлогом того, что готов передать компрометирующие данные на мэра города Златоуст Вячеслава Жилина. Но вместо информатора журналисты нашли пакет с огнестрельным оружием. Полицейские, которые были уже на месте, их сразу же арестовали. Оба журналиста провели шесть дней в предварительном заключении, в офисе редакции был проведен обыск, все оборудование было конфисковано, несмотря на принцип защиты источников информации. У полиции есть номер телефона ложного информатора, однако все говорит о том, что меры для установления его личности не предпринимаются. По этому делу с Валерием Усковым также проходит досрочно освобожденный Вячеслав Бaйдарико. Валерий Усков был вновь задержан 24 февраля 2014 года и помещен под стражу за “угрозы убийством”. Жалоба была подана городским депутатом Александром Негребецких через несколько недель после того, как профсоюзное собрание с участием журналиста закончилось дракой 26 января. По словам свидетеля, фигурирующего в деле, Александр Негребецких был уже признан виновным в подачи ложных показаний в другом деле несколько лет назад. Меру предварительного заключения Валерия Ускова регулярно продлевает с февраля месяца тот же судья, который ее наложил в 2010 году. После того, как к судебному процессу против Вячеслава Бaйдарико привлекли 28 мая подозреваемого в педофилии для подачи показаний, дело рассматривается за закрытыми дверями. Ни журналисты, ни блогеры города не имеют права присутствовать в зале суда. Оспаривание этой меры Валерием Усковым ничего не дало, последнему только удалось со значительными трудностями добиться права на защиту частным адвокатом.Валерий Усков, кроме своих многочисленных расследований предполагаемых фактов коррупции, написал в 2010 году петицию, требуя отставки главы города Златоуст. Он регулярно проводит демонстрации против местной власти. На момент задержания он был вовлечен в дело защиты городского леса, которому угрожает вырубка под проект строительства недвижимости, вызвавший волну негодования.Россия занимает 148-ое место из 180 стран во Всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы 2014 года Репортеров без границ. Журналисты особенно беззащитны перед нарушениями местных властей, как тому доказательством стали недавние заключения в тюрьму Сергея Резника и Александра Толмачева в Ростове-на-Дону, или заключение под домашний арест Николая Ярста в Сочи. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by the inconsistencies and procedural irregularities in the trial of the journalist and activist Valery Uskov, who has been held in pre-trial detention for five months, and his colleague Vyacheslav Baidariko, in the town of Zlatoust in the Chelyabinsk region of the Urals. Their trial continued today behind closed doors. It is not the first time that Uskov has found himself in trouble with the local authorities. The journalist, who writes for the newspaper Pravda Goroda Zlatousta which he used to edit, also leads a local nationalist movement. He regularly writes about the municipal council, which he regards as corrupt and incompetent. He was accused of “extremism” in 2011 and spent two months in pre-trial detention before being cleared.He has been arrested again and appeared in a closed hearing today to answer charges of illegally possessing weapons and making death threats. At an earlier hearing on 9 June, the journalist pleaded not guilty and said the evidence against him had been fabricated. “The circumstances of the journalists’ arrest and the conduct of the trial are highly suspect and suggest the case was fabricated in order to silence them,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Related documents Два журналиста в опале у местных властей ЗлатоустaPDF – 125.91 KB Help by sharing this information Validity of case and conduct of trial are cause for concern as campaigning newspaper duo appear in court behind closed doors Organisation
NewsBreaking newsLimerick man arrested after car jacking sparked Quilty emergency operationBy Staff Reporter – June 13, 2016 794 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGScar jackingDoolin Coast GuardfeaturedIrish Coast GuardlimerickQuiltyRescue 115 helicopter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleAppeal to find woman (34) missing in LimerickNext articleMissing Limerick woman found safe and well Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Rescue 115 was deployed to the scene in Quilty where the car entered the waterRescue 115 was deployed to the scene in Quilty where the car entered the waterA MAN has been arrested after a car jacking incident in Limerick lead to a major search operation being launched in Co Clare after the car was found in the sea at Quilty on Sunday night.At around 7:45am on Sunday morning, a woman was outside her 131 registered red Nissan Qasquai on Mulgrave Street when she was approached by a man on crutches.It is understood that the man threatened the woman in her 30s and forced her back into her car as he got in to the drivers seat and sped off in the direction of Ballysimon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leaving the woman out on the side of the road, the man fled the scene in the car.However, a major search operation was launched on Sunday evening after the car was seen entering the water near the pier at Quilty on the West Clare Coast.The Doolin and Kilkee Coast Guard teams launched their boats and carried out surface searches while the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115 undertook sweeps of the local area.Divers were deployed to the car but no one was found inside.The car could be seen submerged under the water and with the aid of a full scale emergency response, the car was recovered at around 10.30pm last night.The woman, who had been left shocked, shaken and distressed, was treated at hospital for head injuries.Just before lunchtime this Monday, a man in his 30s was arrested by Gardai in Henry Street and remains in custody for questioning and remains in garda custody.Gardai say that they are trying to ascertain how the car ended up in the sea and if anyone was in the car before it entered the water.Anyone who may have seen the car, its occupants or anyone that may have given a lift to a number of people looking to return to Limerick from the Quilty, area are asked to contact Gardai at Henry Street on 061 212400. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email
Homepage BannerNews Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter Facebook A former senior member of the North’s Policing Board is calling for the power sharing institutions to be suspended for a time.It comes amid ongoing efforts to resolve a row that saw the First Minister Peter Robinson stand aside, and all DUP ministers but one resign last week.Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said yesterday that ‘serious consideration’ needs to be given to the possibility of setting up a body similar to the Independent Monitoring Commission.Former Vice Chairman of the Policing Board, Denis Bradley, says the chances of the institutions surviving aren’t ‘looking great’ – and he’s hit out at the two governments’ determination to save them ‘at all costs’…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/dbradam.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMc Daid calls for action to address Churchill water problemsNext articlePositive signs for Seamus Coleman and Ireland News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Suspension of Stormont may be the best option for progress – Bradley 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th By News Highland – September 16, 2015 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter