Wapic Insurance PLC (WAPIC.ng) HY2016 Presentation

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Clubhouse Podcast: Travelling trophies, medieval training and singing stars

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The latest Clubhouse Podcast is here and it is rammed full of incidents and opinions after round two of the Six Nations. Editor Owain Jones is away so we replaced him with Adam Hathaway, rugby correspondent for The People.On the agenda is time-keeping, tries given (and not given), and attacking endeavour from the Scotland versus Wales game. We talk through players running into each other and the lovely kicking out of hand by Johnny Sexton in Ireland‘s win over France. And then we look at England defeating Italy.On that we discuss which changes could be made in the back division, the preparation for the big clash with Ireland in the next round and whether youth should be encouraged to train with the squad.We also have an England international singing… Then we look at the Women’s Six Nations and whether anyone can challenge France, whether Wales can keep winning and why England aren’t quite clicking yet. We also look at the results from the U20 Six Nations.center_img We hope you enjoy listening to our nonsense!The March 2015 issue of Rugby World is packed with Six Nations features. Find out how to download it here and for the latest subscription offers click here.last_img read more

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2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532009/2-hermanos-cabin-wmr-arquitectos Clipboard 2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR ArquitectosSave this projectSave2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos CopyHouses•Navidad, Chile Area:  50 m² Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532009/2-hermanos-cabin-wmr-arquitectos Clipboard Chile ArchDailycenter_img 2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos Photographs:  Sergio Pirrone Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneText description provided by the architects. The project is situated in a hill in front of the Pacific Ocean.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThe request was a low cost Cabin for 2 young brothers, both surfers.Save this picture!SectionOur propose was a volume that not destroy the slope, and contain 2 floors of 3×6 meters using the standard dimension of the wood, and keep the space as free as it can be.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneFor that, the first floor have the living /dining & kitchen, in the second floor are 2 sliding walls that resolve the bathroom, the bedroom and the distribution hall in the way that it is one space at the same time.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice Design / IND ArchitectsSelected ProjectsRichard Levy Gallery Hatches Architectural Birdhouse CompetitionArchitecture News Share Architects: WMR Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sergio Pirrone+ 19 Share Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeWMR ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNavidadChristmasHousesWoodChilePublished on August 11, 2014Cite: “2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos” 11 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Enmore House / Amrish Maharaj Architect

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAmrish Maharaj ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnmoreAustraliaPublished on July 10, 2018Cite: “Enmore House / Amrish Maharaj Architect” 09 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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” Australia “COPY” Photographs:  Vikram Hingmire Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Enmore House / Amrish Maharaj ArchitectSave this projectSaveEnmore House / Amrish Maharaj Architect 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897702/enmore-house-amrish-maharaj-architect Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Cosentino, Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, Oliveri, Siemens, Abbey Aluminium, Blackbutt, Electro Lighting, Genesis, Pantry, Sonetto Undermount, Speed Deck Ultra, Stramit, Z TwoSave this picture!© Vikram HingmireRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The striking light and the soaring ceilings are the first things you notice when you enter the extension to this seemingly modest federation semi-detached cottage in inner west suburb of Enmore. Inspired by New York lofts and industrial warehouses, the centre-piece is a six metre void with a huge north facing window to capture the best of the light and give the house a real wow factor, with a sense of space rarely achieved in inner west properties.Save this picture!© Vikram HingmireAlthought south facing, the house feels light and airy and has a sense of openness at all times of the day. There are glimpses of green and the neighbourhood skyscape through the strategic placement of windows. The addition purposefully juxtaposes the original federation dwelling, to create a clear divide between old and new, keeping with the guidelines of the heritage council and burra charter principles. A small external garden, a wide entry way and complementary range of colours, themes and materials tie the two areas together.Save this picture!Floor PlansPreviously the rear of this dwelling consisted of a series of poorly planned small spaces including a kitchen, dining and laundry, which restricted access to the rear garden. Being south-facing, the spaces lacked natural light, resulting in artificial lighting used for most of the day. The brief for the renovation included a light and airy space including a loft parents retreat, a well-planned kitchen and a family area that flows to the outdoor space. The extension also needed to link with the original house but not imitate it.Save this picture!© Vikram HingmireProject gallerySee allShow lessDeguchishoten / kurosawa kawara-tenSelected ProjectsBarraco / Quarta & ArmandoSelected Projects Share Architects: Amrish Maharaj Architect Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Vikram Hingmire+ 10Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs ArchDaily CopyHouses•Enmore, Australia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897702/enmore-house-amrish-maharaj-architect Clipboard Enmore House / Amrish Maharaj Architectlast_img read more

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BIBI Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern + Nithi Voranate

first_imgCopyHouses•Khwaeng Suan Luang, Thailand Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900979/bibi-residence-julsamano-bhongsatiern-plus-nithi-voranate Clipboard Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeJulsamano BhongsatiernOfficeFollowNithi VoranateOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKhwaeng Suan LuangThailandPublished on September 03, 2018Cite: “BIBI Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern + Nithi Voranate” 02 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Other Participants:Thanin Voranate, Preeda Panapoy, Supot Thamwattana, Chakrit Sripradup, Jithansa Karaca, Jutamas Paisaludomsilp, Zanit Deachgate, Chatchai DeachgateCompany:FLAT12x + Trend Design Co., Ltd.City:Khwaeng Suan LuangCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. BIBI Residence is a good example of how architecture can powerfully affect human’s being as it can shape and transport someone’s life considerably. This project belongs to a middle-aged woman who lives with her small children and wants to build this house for a new episode of life. As an architectural statement to her past life and the future, the house is big, bold and brave but honest enough to bare her feeling in each architectural aspect, in her own self architecture.Save this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholThe statement from the owner is notably presented in architectural gesture since the building orientation, layout plans, architectural form until material choices. Two storey house designed in U shape with swimming pool in the middle ideally creates personal curiosity between individual and communal space. Privacy and public of the house are only defined by swimming pool which sided by large 4+4 metre terraces, which separates house into two wings. The 1,200 square metre area holds 6 bedroom suites, 2 offices and 1 multipurpose room, all in one block over swimming pool courtyard, and one another courtyard holds 8 metre height waterfall which is purposely designed to highlight the main entrance and, at the same time, to hide the service quarter of the house. It is eventually done effectively by its scale and its sound.Save this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholDue to scale of the house that is very big embracing a family of small children, the architecture is needed to be no complicated and be less solid than it is for more visibility. The house is clean with clarity of the modern architecture, Rectangular form concealed by glass windows. Although the exterior is a series of black colour finishing on different materials, the interior is more than a bright. White marble floor tiles and white ceiling light up the house emphasising the house’s length and shape. Travertine stone naturally adds luxury but cosy to the house that is beautifully contrasted to a very modern glassed staircase at grand foyer of the house’s great hall.Save this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholProject gallerySee allShow lessGreenhouse Restaurant / Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment GroupSelected ProjectsMIKHUNA / TEC Taller ECSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographs:  Chaovarith Poonphol Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Julsamano Bhongsatiern, Nithi Voranate 2018 Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900979/bibi-residence-julsamano-bhongsatiern-plus-nithi-voranate Clipboard Architects: Julsamano Bhongsatiern, Nithi Voranate Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” BIBI Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern + Nithi Voranate Area:  1250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Chaovarith Poonphol+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share ArchDaily Manufacturers: Casalgrande Padana, EVALON, SCG, Viva Thailand BIBI Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern + Nithi VoranateSave this projectSaveBIBI Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern + Nithi Voranatelast_img read more

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Wirye Y-HOUSE / Kode Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Area:  152 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Wirye Y-HOUSE / Kode Architects South Korea Save this picture!© Kyungsub Shin+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2018 CopyAbout this officeKode ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSeongnam-siOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on September 04, 2020Cite: “Wirye Y-HOUSE / Kode Architects” 03 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946846/wirye-y-house-kode-architects Clipboard Architects: Kode Architects Area Area of this architecture project Wirye Y-HOUSE / Kode ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWirye Y-HOUSE / Kode Architectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946846/wirye-y-house-kode-architects Clipboard Photographs Lead Architects: Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Seongnam-si, South Korea Min-Ho Kim Houses Photographs:  Kyungsub Shin Design Team:Kode ArchitectsPlan Area:255.50 ㎡Scale:1 floor underground, 2 floors overgroundCity:Seongnam-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationA Building Resembling a Mountain – Buildings constructed in a housing development district tend to become functional buildings with a uniform spatial shape due to similar land conditions. This land demanded an active gesture to ensure a view of the mountain in front as well as to protect the family’s private life. We thought of a house that could create a quiet and calm atmosphere, and open and close the scenery beyond it. We expected that a fluid courtyard in a house would act sometimes as a yard that united with surrounding nature, and other times as a tranquil yard only for its members. A house resembling a mountain… we hoped that it would be a house that contained a mountain, and intended to show the value of a symbolic volume that embodies surrounding nature, before a functional value, beyond a uniform type of detached house.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinLand Analysis and Mass Process – The land, located in the housing development district of the Wirye new town near Seoul, is at the boundary between the apartment complex in the rear and the detached residential area in front. It interfaces with a two-lane road at an approximately 3m depth to the northwest, and a buffered green zone divides the land and the road, thus securing the privacy. Furthermore, because the land is located in front of the intersection between two roads, it has an open view of the mountain, but at the same time, the problem of privacy breach from adjacent roads should be taken into consideration. A couple in their 40s with an active elementary school boy decided to build a new house for the child who was forced to walk around carefully like a cat in the apartment, worrying about noise between floors, and wanted to make a memorable space for the child and his friends to play comfortably.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe owner of the building wanted two households to share the house by floor. The owner wanted to use the first floor and the basement without worrying about floor noise for themselves, and to rent the second floor and the attic. In addition, the owner requested that the first floor users be able to use the roof terrace. The two main points of this project were the interpretation of the site with clear advantages and disadvantages, and the establishment of the relationship between two households dividing into floors.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinReason for the ㄷ-Shaped Layout – We arranged a symmetrical ㄷ-shaped mass on the site with confidence, which is centrally located at the end of the road. It was a bold attempt to turn the site’s bad condition into an advantage. The ㄷ-shaped mass was also a form that actively attracts nature on the other side of the road, and a device to protect the privacy from both lots. A large moving wall was placed on the front interfacing with the road to secure privacy by closing it during weekdays or while commuting for work, and to utilize the yard flexibly by opening it when necessary.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinElevation Plan-Window – After a long discussion with the owner, we decided to separate the first and second floors to secure privacy for each floor. We planned the first floor to be an open space toward the inner courtyard, and the second floor to embrace nature outside, which was intended to separate the first and second floors visually. We intended to give a new experience of visual communication between the building owner couple and the child by placing the central courtyard on the first floor of a ㄷ-shaped plane so that each room faces each other. We planned the second floor to be open to the outside so that each room would have a different landscape.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinElevation Plan-Design – We designed the elevation to emphasize the separated images on the program using the steel frames. At the same time, a single material was used and horizontal joints were emphasized as a way to look like a single lump as a whole.Attic Resembling a Mountain – Interior Empathizing with Figurative Design of Exterior – For users who cannot experience the external space relatively, we designed the attic with different floor heights according to functional and legal issues to allow experiences of various feels of spaces indoors. This appears as various gable roofs where we can feel the changing flow resembling a mountain range from the outside, which forms the design identity of this building.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!Section 04Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinRooftop Terrace Connected to External Stairs Leaning toward One Side – We arranged two rooftop terraces so that households on the first floor and the second floor can use their own rooftop terrace independently.Building with Three Layers – A living room is placed at the ‘ㄷ’-shaped center on the first floor, and another large window is installed at the rear side so that nature can flow visually. By placing two windows at the front and rear of the living room that is located at the coaxial line with the road, and installing a moving wall outside, we intended to create a space with diverse layers depending on opening or closing.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinProject gallerySee allShow lessLF HOUSE / Rakta StudioSelected ProjectsHouse of Tranquility / Tal Goldsmith Fish Design StudioSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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‘Philly, don’t orchestrate apartheid’

first_imgActivists block street outside, disrupt concert insideThe orchestra’s trip to Israel is meant to put a liberal veneer on Israeli apartheid and oppression of Palestinians.Pro-Palestinian activists who, since April 6, have staged weekly demonstrations denouncing the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra’s plans to tour Israel upped the ante on May 19. They blocked traffic outside and disrupted the performance inside the Kimmel Center.Over 100 demonstrators rallied and distributed fliers to orchestra patrons and passersby, addressing the massacres committed by Israeli Defense Forces, who have murdered over 111 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza since March 30 and intentionally injured over 12,000 more. Concert goers were encouraged to hold up the back page of the leaflet, reading “Cancel the trip to Israel!” during the concert.Many people entering the building gave the protesters a thumbs up. Rally organizers asked patrons to take selfies of themselves holding the protest sign during the performance. Two stops on the planned itinerary include orchestra members performing with Israeli soldiers at IDF bases.Earlier actions by Philly Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid resulted in the removal of a planned visit with Miri Regev, Israeli minister of Culture and Sport, who had likened African asylum seekers to “a cancer,” then later apologized to cancer survivors for the association with Black people. She also posted a video of herself with Israeli soccer fans as they shouted genocidal chants at Palestinians.Midway through the protests, about 60 demonstrators took over South Broad Street, fully blocking it for a while. Even after police cleared one lane, demonstrators continued to block southbound traffic throughout the rest of the protest. They held a 75-foot-long scroll with pictures, names and ages of dozens of Palestinians, including an 8-month-old child, murdered since March 30. Several activists staged a “die-in,” lying on the street, while others chalked body images on the sidewalk outside the center.Palestinian voice silences ‘Tosca’ performanceWhile police and Kimmel Center management focused on the protests outside, two activists entered the hall and disrupted the orchestra’s performance shortly after it began. In the brief silence between the initial applause and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin raising his baton, a pre-recorded message from Palestinian activist Susan Abulhawa suddenly filled the auditorium, broadcast via a powerful portable speaker.Abulhawa’s message: “You’re playing “Tosca,” but you don’t even know what it means. You don’t know what it means to oppose power. You don’t know what it means to be powerless. What it means to have no voice in the world. To be slaughtered year after year while everyone just watches; and then to have the Philadelphia Orchestra go and celebrate your ­oppressors.“Israel has shot over 12,000 human beings. Do you have any idea what 12,000 mangled bodies looks like, or what 60 murdered in a single day looks like? Every one of them had a life. They had family and people who loved them. You are complicit in this carnage. Every one of you going to play in celebration of Israel is complicit.“Music does not exempt you from moral responsibility. Music ought to be a moral compass toward justice, not a way to cozy up to power and money. We Palestinians didn’t ask you to fight for us. All we asked is that you do no harm, that you don’t whitewash Israeli apartheid. If you think your collaboration with that murderous gangster state will blow over, then you sorely underestimate our pain; you underestimate our love for each other and our anger and resolve.”One protester who got inside reported that Nézet-Séguin then put his fingers in his ears, saying “la-la-la-la.” The demonstrator who played the recording was escorted from the hall, but another stood to denounce the tour. Nézet-Séguin then slammed his baton on the podium and walked off the stage. As chants from outside of “Free, free Palestine!” could be heard, some musicians also began to leave, most likely expecting other disruptions. Video of the action can be found at vimeo.com/270993383.Orchestra co-president Matthew Loden then told the audience that while dissent matters, “The sanctity of the concert hall should be respected.” (philly.com, May 19). But by agreeing to participate in a whitewashing tour of the racist, apartheid state of Israel, financed by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, a longtime proponent of Israeli Zionism, the orchestra no longer deserves respect.Coverage of the action appeared online in the Philadelphia Inquirer, but Joe Piette, who handles media outreach for the PDOA coalition, noted that during seven weeks of actions, not one television station covered the boycott campaign. “These actions are linked to the brutal massacres weekly being carried out by Israeli soldiers, which is world news, yet not one local TV outlet saw fit to cover it.”As the protest continued outside, African National Congress representative Godfrey Sithole voiced the ANC’s consistent support for the Palestinian people struggling against Israeli occupation and apartheid. He reminded the crowd that campaigns like this succeeded in defeating apartheid in South Africa.Abulhawa concluded the rally by expressing appreciation for the support of progressive African and Latin American nations for the Palestinian cause. She urged continued solidarity for struggles against white supremacy and state brutality, whether in Jerusalem or Philadelphia.Activists gave notice they will continue calling out the outrageous refusal of the Philadelphia Orchestra to respect the global cultural boycott of Israel when it returns home. Iftar food was then served to those wishing to break their Ramadan fast together. For more information, visit phillydontorchestrateapartheid on ­Facebook.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Joint call for U Win Tin’s release on 18th anniversary of his arrest

first_img Follow the news on Myanmar News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further Organisation On the eve of the 18th anniversary of journalist U Win Tin’s arrest on 4 July 1989, Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association urged journalists in countries that are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take action on behalf of a colleague who is one of Asia’s longest-held political prisoners. May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific News “We are outraged that the Burmese authorities continue to detain a journalist this old, especially as he is ill and he has served almost all of his sentence,” the press freedom organisation said. “Their refusal to free him, although this is allowed under Burmese law, is a sad example of the military regime’s cynicism.”Since his arrest, U Win Tin has been sentenced successively to three, ten and seven years in prison in trials held secretly inside Insein, the prison where he has spent a total of 18 years. A member of the opposition National League for Democracy, he is the only one of the NLD leaders arrested in 1989 who is still being held.A political columnist and art critic, U Win Tin was one of the advisers of the head of the NLD, Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.HealthU Win Tin has been allowed special conditions of detention since 6 November 2002 but he has been weakened physically by all the years in prison.Despite the regime’s repeated attempts to get him to abandon his political loyalties, U Win Tin has stuck to his pro-democracy stance.But his health has suffered. He has had two heart attacks and had to be operated for a slipped disc in 1995. He has lost most of his teeth and has to wear a surgical collar because of an inflammation of the vertebrae. Ever since his arrest, he has often had to be transferred to the prisoners wing of Rangoon general hospital for treatment.Campaigning for U Win Tin’s releaseReporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association have undertaken many initiatives aimed at obtaining his release. In 2006, the two organisations addressed a formal appeal to the Burmese prime minister, Gen. Soe Win. They also sent an appeal to the main Burmese embassies accompanied by a petition for his release with more than 5,000 signatures.In 2004, U Win Tin’s name appeared on a list of detainees who were about to be releases. Then deputy foreign minister Kyaw Thu told Reuters he was on a list of 4,000 prisoners who were in the process of being freed. “We would not have decreed it if we did not really have the intention of doing it,” he said. “If we do not keep our word, we will just come under more pressure, not only from our side but also from the west.”After his release failed to materialise, Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association appealed to the European Union on 6 November 2006 to maintain its sanctions against Burma’s leaders.An appeal for resistance against the military regime was issued by U Win Tin from his cell on his 77th birthday on 12 March.U Win Tin’s sponsorsHis exemplary fight for freedom of expression has been a factor in the decisions by many news media to adopt him as an imprisoned journalist.FranceTF1, Le Journal du Dimanche, Télérama, Gavroche, Le Monde, Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace, BFM, ARTE, Humanisme, Azur FM, Le Peuple, Paris Normandie, DESS de journalisme de l’Institut Français de Presse, Maires de France, Agriculture horizon, France 3 Sud Languedoc-Roussillon, Romans Magazine, L’Humanité, Amiens Métropole, Assas, Le Courrier Picard, Photographie.com and France Bleu Gard LozèreSpainCadena Ser, Tiempo, Perfiles, TV3 Catalunya, Asociación de la Prensa de Cádiz, Agencia Cover, El Correo Español/El Pueblo Vasco, El Triangle and Cuatro TVCanadaOttawa Sun, Echos Vedettes, Points chauds (Télé-Québec), McGill Daily, Radio Canada, The Star Phoenix and Bernier et Cie (Radio Canada)BelgiumLe Soir magazine, Le Soir, BEL-RTL, Le Vif/L’Express, RTBF-TV, RTL-TVI, Radio Contact, Vers l’avenir, Fun Radio and Enjeux InternationauxSwedenKommunalarbetarenJapan+81 July 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Joint call for U Win Tin’s release on 18th anniversary of his arrest News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News RSF_en last_img read more

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LIT students shortlisted in film competition

first_imgWhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLIT students shortlisted in film competitionBy admin – April 11, 2012 481 Advertisement Facebook Email Linkedincenter_img THREE students of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have been shortlisted in the national student film and multimedia competition, , DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie, The competition, which is for third-level students, challenges them to explore the relationship between Irish culture and alcohol consumption through a film or multimedia project. The theme for the 2012 competition was ‘drinking in a home environment’. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shortlisted for awards for their online game, How Drunk `re You, are the LIT students, Tom Stack (20) of Ballyhahill, County Limerick and his team-mate, David Donellan, aged 21, from Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, while 25-year-old Peter Moloney, from Bridgetown, Co. Clare has been nominated for his film, ‘The House Party’.Fionnuala Sheehan, Chief Executive of drinkaware.ie congratulated Tom, David and Peter on their success, and said that the shortlisted entries show a more realistic side to drinking than that portrayed on so-called ‘reality’ TV, which she said can leave young People with the mistaken impression that excessive alcohol consumption in the home is normal and without negative consequences“We are delighted with the quality and creativity of the shortlisted entries from Limerick.” Previous articleThe Belltable and Occupy Space present Spiders from MarsNext articleMinister Jan calls for new methods of inquiry admin Print Twitterlast_img
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Limerick Council gives arts back to the artists

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSartscouncilFestivalFundingNews Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Previous articleLimerick chef through to international S Pellegrino finalsNext articleLimerick camp using Lego to build new careers in engineering Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email WhatsApp Vicky calls for right to die with dignity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LifestyleArtsNewsLocal NewsLimerick Council gives arts back to the artistsBy Bernie English – July 28, 2017 1034 center_img Print Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year The Giant Granny makes her way through Limerick.Picture Liam Burke/Press 22Limerick Council gives arts back to the artists. The Giant Granny makes her way through Limerick. Picture Liam Burke/Press 22A NEW way of awarding money to arts and culture groups in Limerick was agreed this week, taking the process out of the hands of councillors and officials.A new committee is being established, involving independent representatives of the artistic community.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Membership of the new committee – a first for any local authority in Ireland – will open the decision-making powers to people elected from the arts and cultural sectors and to community groups.Speaking in favour of the proposal at the monthly meeting of Limerick City and County Council on Monday, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon (FF) formally proposed the new committee, and said it was “an opportunity for Limerick as a whole to benefit from the funding we are putting in to that sector”.Cllr James Collins (FF) said: “we do a lot of things very well in arts and culture and we have come to a crossroads after the City of Culture bid. Now it’s time to look at how we can improve our offering”.At previous meetings of the local authority, queries were raised about how applications for art and cultural based festivals and events were assessed and awards made.“We’ve said we want to be representative and inclusive and that is what this does,” Cllr Collins added.Cllr Cian Prendiville (Solidarity) also welcomed the move. “It’s a first to set up an SPC structure for arts and its very positive to see people from the arts community brought fully on board. It will be completely transparent and open to people who have ideas”.Director of Services with responsibility for arts and culture, Josephine Cotter-Coughlan told the Limerick Post after the meeting that Limerick “is leading the way in this. No other local authority has such a structure.“This will allow Limerick to avail of every opportunity to improve our arts and cultural offering,” she added.The current way of doing business in arts and culture will continue until September to allow the council to invite expressions of interest in joining the new committee.It’s expected the new format will open the process of awarding grants and making decisions to people directly involved in the field and make the whole area more accessible for community groups interested in getting involving in staging festivals and events.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Arts section. Linkedinlast_img read more

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