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We need a proper education industry

first_img Tags: NULL We need a proper education industry IT is time to harness the profit motive to sort out the UK’s schools. That may sound hopelessly radical – but the seeds of a revolution have already been planted, and the green shoots they are generating remarkably promising. Britain’s current crop of private schools are not all charities. As a report out today from the Adam Smith Institute demonstrates, there are already 489 profit-making schools in England, and these are overwhelmingly non-selective, secular, and concentrated in metropolitan areas. Remarkably, 41 per cent of these schools operate on fees less than or on a par with the national average per-pupil funding in the state sector. Both this subset of inexpensive for-profit schools, and for-profit schools in general, significantly outperforms the independent sector as a whole in Ofsted inspections.It is clear that the profit motive and high educational achievement can go hand in hand, as also demonstrated in countries such as Sweden, where profit-making chains run many state-financed schools. They are seen by the Swedish political left as a way of ensuring better opportunities. The 2002-2011 profit margins at the likes of Kunskapsskolan, one top chain, or its rival Internationella Engelska Skolan, are five to eight per cent. In Britain, the larger chains include Cognita, which runs 42 schools in England (46 establishments in total across the UK, including nurseries), the Alpha Plus Group, which runs 16 schools and GEMS, which operates 12 schools. A number of overseas-based chains have also moved in to mainstream statutory-age provision. These include Beaconhouse, which acquired Newlands School, Seaford, in September 2009; International Education Systems, which bought Grantham Preparatory, and Schiller International University Group, which opened Wickham Court School, Bromley, a few years ago. The report also identifies 11 for-profit chains of between three and five schools. It is not just UK-based and global groups that are entering the market: firms that specialise in providing nurseries are also diversifying. Kent-based nursery provider Kinder Nurseries, with nine day nurseries, opened its own primary – Meredale Independent School, Rainham – a few years back. Happy Child, having opened its first prep school, Aston House School, has gone on to acquire three others. The existence of this nascent industry is a great opportunity for the government. Michael Gove, the secretary of state, is quietly introducing revolutionary and welcome changes. Large numbers of schools are being turned into academies, self-governing state schools. Over time, Gove’s excellent reforms will begin to reverse the catastrophic decline of British primary and secondary education. But while the rise of the academies is a success, the coalition needs to do more to encourage the creation of new free schools, also fully financed by the state but set up by parents, teachers and local communities, the first of which will open in September. As the report argues, the best way to achieve this is for the government to allow profit-making companies to open, build and run free schools, without the need for a charitable vehicle or trust framework, as currently required. Harnessing the profit motive – and beginning the long process of turning education into a proper, modern industry – is the only way forward. [email protected] me on twitter: @allisterheath by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads whatsapp Share whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 20 April 2011 9:02 pmlast_img read more

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Parties pledge gaming overhaul in Irish election manifestos

first_img28th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland Parties pledge gaming overhaul in Irish election manifestos Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Ireland’s leading political parties have pledged to establish a gambling regulator in their manifestos for 8 February’s General Election.Governing party Fine Gael, which all polls conducted since the election was called on 14 January project to have the second-highest number of seats in the Dáil, said it would introduce an independent gambling regulator in order to address the issue of problem gambling.“We will emulate best practice in the design of the new regulatory body and ensure that it is equipped to respond to a rapidly evolving gambling environment,” the party manifesto said.Fine Gael added that it will examine the rules put in place around gambling and tighten them if necessary.“We will review the controls that exist in relation to access to, and the behaviour of, gambling apps and websites; and, if the existing controls are not sufficient to prevent underage or vulnerable people from gambling, we will mandate the regulator to put strict controls in place,” the party said.In addition, the party pledged to “increase awareness of the range of interventions for the treatment of gambling, providing access to assessment and individual counselling services”.Fianna Fáil, which leads the polls and is Fine Gael’s current confidence and supply partner, listed a series of policies for “safe and socially responsible gambling” in their manifesto.“Fianna Fáil is committed to implementing regulation for socially responsible gambling,” the party manifesto said. “This means setting out clear regulations to prevent the sector doing harm.”Fianna Fáil said that – given Fine Gael has been the largest governing party in Ireland since 2011 and did not opt to regulate gambling – it had “no credibility” on the matter.The party added that its gambling regulator would be funded by an industry levy and would deal with the industry, issue fines, conduct research and operate a Social Fund funded by the industry to help individuals suffering from gambling addiction.As well as setting up a regulator, Fianna Fáil pledged that it would Introduce age restrictions, gambling limits, cooling off periods and a ban on gambling with credit cards.“Limits to the amounts available and strict cooling-off periods will help prevent serial gambling abuse,” the party said.Fianna Fáil would also implement a whistle-to-whistle advertising ban for live sport, strict advertising restrictions and a ban on loot boxes in video games.“The ubiquity of gambling advertising risks seeping into vulnerable users and children,” the manifesto continued. “It should be confined to appropriate post-watershed times and tackled online.”Opposition party Sinn Fein, who currently place third in the polls, have not yet released their manifesto to the public.The Irish Labour party said that it would, “implement a strategy to tighten the regulation of gambling,” including a ban on credit cards to gamble. The Green Party and People Before Profit did not mention gambling in their manifestos.Ireland is in the process of overhauling its outdated gambling laws, initally through the 2019 Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill. The legislation, which was passed by the Dáil in December last year, formally introduces an 18+ age restriction for gambling, as well as a €10 stake limit and €750 prize cap for gaming machines.This, however, is to be superseded by the Gambling Control Bill, which is currently under development, and likely to be first presented to the Oireachtas later this year. The Gambling Control Bill is due to establish a dedicated gambling regulator for the country, with power for licensing and enforcement actions. center_img Topics: Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Ireland’s leading political parties have pledged to establish a gambling regulator in their manifestos for 8 February’s General Election.last_img read more

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New moderator chosen for Church of South India

first_img Rector Collierville, TN New moderator chosen for Church of South India An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Madhya Kerala, Thomas Oommen, has been chosen to be the new moderator of the Church of South India. He was elected by an overwhelming majority at the CSI Synod meeting at Kottayam in the state of Kerala. Thomas had been the deputy moderator. He succeeds Bishop Govada Dyvasiryvadam who is stepping down after three years in office.Full article. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Asia Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Jan 18, 2017 Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

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Un Patio / P11 Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeP11 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMéridaMexicoPublished on February 27, 2018Cite: “Un Patio / P11 Arquitectos” 27 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Mexico Year:  Houses Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo Santisbon+ 29Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Manufacturers: Chukum, Haus design center, Lightstyle&coSave this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbonRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo”Un Patio” is a single-family housing project, located north of the city of Mérida in the state of Yucatán, on a rectangular plot of approximately 24 x 39 m, oriented east-west.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbonThe project is planned for a family where coexistence with art is fundamental, a central space is conceptualized, where the art, the user and the natural elements converge daily, resulting in a quadrangle containing a concentric central courtyard , which responds to a set of intersected    volumes.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbonThe main volume, a square of 12 x 12 m consists of a sequence of loose volumes inside, which contains the private areas of the project, protruding from the concentric arrangement, is located a second volume at double height of 9 x 9 m intersecting the quadrangle containing the social areas.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbonSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbonThe intersection between the volumes is marked by the use of different materials, in the first, the exterior walls, interiors and ceilings are completely covered with a mixture of concrete and chukum water (tree endemic to the region), characteristic finish of the zone, of null maintenance and strong Yucatecan identity, this being a highly sustainable material. As a counterpart to the second volume, with a smaller dimension and greater height, it is covered with a white finish, emphasizing the general volume, in this one is the living room, the dining room, a study and the double height terrace contained within the margin of a steel beam on which rests a concrete celosia that gives language and identity to the different volumes.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbonSave this picture!Section ESave this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbonThe central courtyard expresses the relationship between the interior and exterior space, this is drawn from an aspen inscribed in the ground, becoming the heart of the project and conceived as a concentric vestibular space, where the routes are accompanied by art, inputs of natural light and ventilation, through the use of concrete block celosias and glass windows that generate a space for contemplation and whose atmosphere changes with respect to solar incidence, granting control of light, humidity and ventilation for the preservation suitable for paintings and sculptures belonging to the collection of the clients.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo Santisbon“Un patio”“Con la tardese cansaron los dos o tres colores del patio.Esta noche, la luna, el claro círculo,no domina su espacio.Patio, cielo encauzado.El patio es el declivepor el cual se derrama el cielo en la casa.Serena,la eternidad espera en la encrucijada de estrellas.Grato es vivir en la amistad oscurade un zaguán, de una parra y de un aljibe.”                                                                                                         Jorge Luis Borges, 1923Project gallerySee allShow lessArena at Seattle Center Aims for NHL Expansion Team with $600 Million Populous-led R…Architecture NewsSpotlight: Lúcio CostaArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889507/un-patio-p11-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs ArchDailycenter_img Projects Un Patio / P11 Arquitectos 2017 Area:  590 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Eduardo Calvo Santisbon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: P11 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889507/un-patio-p11-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Mérida, Mexico Un Patio / P11 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveUn Patio / P11 Arquitectoslast_img read more

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first_img Children’s charity Child.org is looking for volunteers from other charities to help with its summer festival Charity Concierge service, and will donate £50 to charities for each volunteer they can provide.Child.org is offering other charities’ supporters and volunteers the chance to take part in an enjoyable festival experience and raise funds for them and for your charity.Its Charity Concierge service takes volunteers to music festivals, and then offers them as assistants to festival-goers in return for a donation. Volunteers helps with putting up tents, carrying luggage, delivering breakfast in bed, and providing waiter service, all for a donation. Most concierge services cost just a £5 donation. Tagged with: Events Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25  207 total views,  1 views today PartnershipSo, child.org are offering a charity partnership that helps them and other charities fundraise, gives volunteers an enjoyable and rewarding time (for free) at a festival, and helps festival goers have an even more enjoyable time.Richard, a Charity Concierge at Latitude 2015, said: Advertisement  208 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Howard Lake | 2 June 2016 | News “I can’t imagine many jobs where people are so eager and happy to give their money over. The work is fun and the cause is good!”Child.org’s Managing Director Thomas Muirhead (whose TEDx talk we featured recently) explained how he came up with the idea of a charity partnership. He said:“We were spending money on volunteer recruitment, and quickly realised that there must be a better way to do this. Couldn’t the money we spend on advertising go to other charities instead. We hoped so, and the response from other charities has been great so far. This way everyone wins: the volunteers win, the other charities win, we win and the festival goers win.“Charity Concierge came about because of our partnership with Festival Republic who had the foresight to work with us and create something new that added value to everyone involved. It’s rare to be able to do that – so this way we can spread that out a little.”Charities and potential volunteers can find out more about Charity Concierge from child.org. Child.org is this year providing Charity Concierge volunteers at four festivals. But at two of them, Latitude and V Festival, it needs to find even more volunteers.At another festival, Festival Republic, the organisers are matching the donations given to Charity Concierge volunteers. Delivering lunch, for a £5 donation.The volunteers who get selected get a free ticket to the festival “and work short shifts”. At Latitude, all the concierges worked just three, six hour shifts and all were given at least one full day off.They all get to wear a distinctive purple ‘bell-boy’ type t-shirt.Four festivalsChild.org particularly needs more volunteers for Latitude and V Festival. Charity to donate £50 for other charities’ volunteers to volunteer at festivals [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5cwW77T_sk[/youtube] About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Luken Baker takes first base

first_imgLinkedin Twitter ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podell Previous articleCRES speaker emphasizes importance of diversityNext articleStudents learn “Why Diversity Matters” Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook + posts Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/center_img Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TAGSplayer news Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Linkedin TCU freshman Luken Baker’s hot bat is a major reason why the Frogs were awarded a regional. printWhen TCU Baseball takes the field on opening night against Penn State on Feb. 17, TCU preseason All-American Luken Baker will be trying on a new role.The sophomore pitched and batted as a designated hitter last year, but head coach Jim Schlossnagle sees Baker as one of his everyday fielders.“Luken is going to play some first base, no doubt about it, and he’ll play out there a lot,” Schlossnagle said.In 2016, Baker was named an All-American for his pitching and hitting. As a pitcher, he went 3-1 with 1.70 ERA, while striking out 41 batters and walking just 16 in 47.2 innings. On the days he didn’t pitch, he was the Frogs designated hitter. Baker hit a team-high .379 batting average, co-lead the team in home runs with 11, and led the team in RBIs with 62.This season Baker is honing his skills as a position player.“It’s important he’s a good first baseman No.1, and No. 2 he can prove to Major League Baseball that he can play a position and he can,” Schlossnagle said.Baker said, “Sometimes it gets a little boring when your team is out there in the field and you’re sitting there. I’m excited to get out there and play some first base.” TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

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Who is Khaled Drareni, symbol of press freedom in Algeria?

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetWhistleblowersFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News April 29, 2021 Find out more AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetWhistleblowersFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment September 14, 2020 Who is Khaled Drareni, symbol of press freedom in Algeria? to go further Help by sharing this information Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation May 18, 2021 Find out more News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria His professional historyNow aged 40, Khaled Drareni began his journalistic career working for the print media (La Tribune and Algérie News) before switching to radio and TV (Radio Algérie Internationale and Radio Alger’s Channel 3). In 2012, he hosted Dzaïr TV’s political debate programme “Controverse,” setting off a storm by expressing astonishment when, during an interview, the prime minister likened President Bouteflika’s candidacy to a “a gift from God.” He went on to become the editor and anchor of “19 Info,” the leading French-language news programme on Echourouk TV. He launched the Casbah Tribune news website in November 2017. At the same time, he has been the Algeria correspondent of the French TV channel TV5 Monde since 2016 and RSF’s correspondent since 2017. He covered the “Hirak” anti-government protests that began in Algiers in February 2019 for the Casbah Tribune and TV5 Monde. Three intimidation attemptsWhile covering student demonstrations in Algiers on 14 May 2019, he was detained and questioned by the security branch of the police, who asked him to be less critical of the head of the armed forces and to use his articles to promote the idea of a “dialogue” between the military and politicians. During a demonstration on 9 August 2019, he was detained, searched and questioned for 45 minutes, and his phone was seized. Before releasing him, the police told him to stop covering the regular Friday demonstrations in Algiers.On 9 January 2020, he was arrested and taken to an army barracks, where he was told that his articles were “subversive, false and tendentious” and that this was the last warning he would get before his case was transferred to the judicial system. He was finally arrested on 29 March 2020 and was incarcerated in Koléa prison, near Tipaza.Two bribery attemptsOn 4 March 2019, a senior Algerian official offered him an apartment and premises for an NGO in exchange for his help in channelling the protesters via social media. Drareni did not hesitate in refusing the offer.On 30 December 2019, a domestic security official took him to Antar barracks (which is controlled by the Department for Intelligence and Security’s Directorate for Counter-Espionage). There, a colonel and a major criticized some of his tweets and Facebook posts, but at the same time they offered him important positions, including the position of head of Algerian state radio. Drareni again refused.ChargesDrareni was accused of “endangering the integrity of the national territory” in two social media posts. In one of these posts, he was said to have written: “This system keeps on reproducing itself and refuses to change. When we call for press freedom, they reply with corruption and money, and money doesn’t buy everything. Long live freedom of the press.”He was also accused of having “no official document issued by the competent authorities proving his status as a journalist” and of having “received payment for services provided to a foreign media outlet, TV5, without presenting proof of his legal accreditation as a correspondent.” The prosecution also denounced the fact that, three days before the presidential election on 12 December 2019, Drareni had shared on Facebook a “Communiqué by the Alternative Democratic Party” calling for a general strike and election boycott, and that on 11 February 2020 he had posted another communiqué, entitled simply “important communiqué,” calling for a general strike. Drareni explained twice to the judges that in so doing he was just relaying newsworthy information.What his colleagues say about him“Whenever I was detained or summoned for questioning by the security forces, he was one of the first to write about it or to sound the alarm, in order to denounce this kind of intimidation of journalists, which is designed to crush the rights of the media and the rights of our fellow citizens to reliable information.” Mustapha Bendjama, editor of the daily newspaper Le Provincial“I learned a lot at his side. His aim is for us to be independent and honest when doing our job. Khaled is known and appreciated for his courage, professionalism and exemplary rigour. He is badly missed by his family and friends, who now know he was wrong when he used to say that no one is indispensable. Because he really is indispensable.”  Moncef Ait Kaci, journalist.“Ever since the start of the Hirak, Khaled was like a compass guiding us to the truth. He photographed and reported everything that was happening, both the Hirak protests and the pro-government demonstrations. He always liked a job well done, and insisted on verifying the accuracy of any information before publishing it.” Madjeda Zouine, Casbah Tribune journalist.Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2019 and 27 places lower than in 2015. May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on Algeria Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist who was sentenced to three years in prison in Algiers on 10 August, is due to learn the outcome of his appeal tomorrow. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) looks at the history of this journalist, who has become a symbol of press freedom in Algeria, including the harassment and bribery attempts to which he was subjected. Newslast_img read more

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first_imgNews May 15, 2020 Violence has unleashed against German journalists covering demonstrations in three major cities Follow the news on Germany Receive email alerts Comedian and ZDF reporter Abdelkarim Zemhoute after the attack in Berlin. ODD ANDERSEN / AFP RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Since 1 May, reporters from various German audio-visual media have been targeted by physical attacks at protests against the anti-coronavirus restrictions and at the May Day demonstrations. On the May Day in Berlin, the camera crew of the public broadcaster ZDF was brutally assaulted by a group of masked people. According to the Berlin police, the victims were beaten with a metal bar and kicked. One of the journalists lost consciousness and a total of four had to be brought to hospital with injuries. The reporters, accompanied by security guards, were producing a material for the satirical programme “Heute Show” at the so-called “Hygiene-Demo”, a protest against government’s sanitary measures to contain COVID-19. The Federal Criminal Police Office is now investigating a group of around 15 persons, some of them with links to the left-wing scene. Law-enforcement bodies suspect the aggressors targeted specifically ZDF employees. Just one day before the attack, the German conspiracy theory website KenFM had announced that the crew of the public television would be present at the event.The most recent attack took place on 9 May in Dortmund. While two journalists from the public broadcaster WDR were filming a demonstration against the anti-coronavirus restrictions, a man, belonging allegedly to an extreme-right group, attempted to knock down their camera. As a result, one journalist suffered minor head injuries.Three days earlier, the camera crew of the public broadcaster ARD was attacked at a protest against the COVID-19 measures outside the Parliament building in Berlin. Targeting the sound technician, a man kicked instead in the boom arm which, in turn, hit the cameraman’s head. The suspect is now under investigation.Journalists were also victims of violence on the margins of the May Day demonstrations. In Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, a female journalist suffered a head injury when a police officer punched her, according to the police which investigates the attack. The journalist working for a news agency producing television images believes she was targeted “deliberately”. Finally, at a 1 May demonstration in Hamburg, a bottle was thrown at a cameraman working for the Blaulicht News agency. Causing the man head injuries, the presumed attacker managed to flee and is searched by the police.   “Those, who attack journalists, attack also press freedom. Especially in times of a pandemic, media workers must be able to report freely and without fear of violence in order to keep the public informed and contribute to guarantee the freedom of opinion,” said Christian Mihr, Executive Director of RSF Germany. “We fear that the recent attacks will unsettle media workers and deter them from reporting on demonstrations.”   Germany is ranked on 11th place out of 180 in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.Read a comprehensive report by RSF Germany on press freedom in the country from March 2020: https://www.reporter-ohne-gren… News Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedomcenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) fears that the repeated assaults against journalists in Germany will have a chilling effect on the media. The most violent attack took place on May 1 at a protest in the German capital, leaving four journalists injured, but similar incidents occurred also at other demonstrations in Berlin, Dortmund and Hamburg. News to go further GermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19Freedom of expressionViolence News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Organisation GermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19Freedom of expressionViolence May 31, 2021 Find out more March 30, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Youthpass presentation at Limerick Youth Service

first_imgWhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Twitter TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsyouth RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsCommunityYouthpass presentation at Limerick Youth ServiceBy Alan Jacques – August 31, 2019 264 YOUNG people who participated in the SHAM (Space Helps our Attitude and Mental Health) youth exchange with Limerick Youth Service were recently presented with their EU Youthpass CertificatesA two-part programme, it was run in partnership with the Maltese youth organisation Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Léargas over a two-year period.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The international youth work programme focused on the role physical and personal space can have a young person’s mental wellbeing with young people from across Limerick City and County taking part.The participants were members of a number of LYS groups/projects including the Northside Youth Space, Limerick Comhairle na nÓg, Rathkeale Youth Space, Irishtown Garda Youth Diversion Project and Ballingarry Youth Club.The EU Youthpass is a European recognition tool for non-formal learning in youth work where participants can describe what they have done and show what they have learnt.Léargas manage international and national exchange programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training. Advertisement Printcenter_img Email Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleTen ways to transform O’Connell StreetNext articleICO’s electric, atmospheric season first Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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first_imgThe Antarctic Peninsula region has exprienced a long-term warming trend over the twentieth century, with the 1971-90 mean at Faraday being 1.9°C warmer than the mean over 1903-41 based on expedition reports. For the period prior to 1900, there is conflicting evidence from different data sources. An initial interpretation of isotopic data from ice cores suggests that the nineteenth century was warmer than the twentieth century. In contrast, snow accumulation rate data for the nineteenth century from the same ice cores suggest lower temperatures. Here we investigate these facts by studying the links between atmospheric temperature over the Antarctic Peninsula, circulation parameters and isotopic data over the period of instrumental records. We show that the relationships between these variables are complex and highly spatially variable. In particular, the correlations between temperature and δ 18O and δD are generally of the order r = 0.5 or less on timescales of one to five years. Conflicts between evidence from accumulation rate and isotopic data appear to reflect the influence of source-region effects on the isotope records. To unravel the complex isotopic records available for the Peninsula region better; additional cores must be analysed for both δ 18O and 8D at the same site.last_img read more

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