Express Limited (XPRS.ke) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgExpress Limited (XPRS.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Express Limited (XPRS.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Express Limited (XPRS.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Express Limited (XPRS.ke)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileExpress Limited is a transport and logistics company in Kenya which offers services for goods clearing and forwarding and warehousing. The company transports goods to the major towns and cities in Kenya and depots in South Sudan, North Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC. Express Limited operates a diverse fleet comprising trucks, small vans, trailers, low loaders, side loaders, cladded stainless steel tankers and forklifts. The company offers value-added services for its clients which includes handing customs documentation for imports and exports; coordinating pick-ups, clearing and door-to-door deliveries; pre-shipment inspections; warehouse logistics, and storing, cleaning and repairing empty containers. A division of Express Limited manages its investments in real estate. Express Kenya is a subsidiary of Etcoville Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Express Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Carrara House / Mário Martins Atelier

first_img “COPY” Carrara House / Mário Martins AtelierSave this projectSaveCarrara House / Mário Martins Atelier Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 27Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyAbout this officeMário Martins AtelierOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPraia da LuzPortugalPublished on April 24, 2018Cite: “Carrara House / Mário Martins Atelier” [Casa Carrara / Mário Martins Atelier] 24 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Carrara 住宅,内藏漂浮水池的白色雕塑 / Mário Martins Atelier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 Carrara House / Mário Martins Atelier Portugal Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Chainlight, Daikin, Duravit, Grohe, J.Dias, Living ceramics, Saint-Gobain, Sapa Building System International NV, Tribu, Chainligt, Marmore ExtremozCollaborators:Nuno Colaço; Márcia Nobre; Varsha Kolur; Hélder Lima; Ariana Silva; Tiago Martins; José FurtadoLandscaping:Hipólito BettencourtStructures:Raiz – engenharia, LdaSanitary Planning:Nuno Grave – engenharia, LdaElectrical And Telecommunication:Chainlight Lighting SystemsClimatization:Nuno Grave – engenharia, Lda / Certiterm, LdaBuilder:Ilha & Ilha, LdaPromoter:Algarve Property ConceptAuthor:Mário MartinsCity:Praia da LuzCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Doorspanoramah!®ah! PivotWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Casa Carrara has, in a less obvious way, a certain sculptural character that is present in both Casa Colunata and Casa Elíptica, where the curved and dynamic forms are treated like a volume sculpted from a rough block that has been brought to life. In Casa Carrara, more angular and longer forms are sculpted in a parallelepiped where, without losing their origin, full and empty spaces coexist as living areas.  To be noted is the terrace, more than thirty meters long, which functions as an embellishment or a pinnacle – but one that is paradoxically horizontal – the finishing element in an architectural ensemble.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGElements that have come down through the history of architecture, which simultaneously supports, give meaning, scale, and elegance to any project. The terrace is, therefore, a conceptual reinterpretation, in a deliberately dry and simple language, to show its clarity and proportions. The terrace, as an integral part of the house, at the same time fulfils the function of providing a frame for an especially privileged place, giving shade and establishing the physical relationship of the rooms, aligned to the south and looking out to sea, where the living room and the kitchen coexist in a single open space, organized by their functions, subtly defined.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe suspended pool is part of this sculpted volume, intensely white, interspersed with the authenticity of the marble and by its irregular patterns, which appear to show the way to the entrance and to mark areas of access. And, only with the purity of white and the natural stone, has a diversified house been designed.  One with full and empty spaces, weight and lightness, light and shade, in which the interior and exterior meet in pleasant corners, sheltered or deliberately exposed, to enjoy this place and the horizon, so distant but as simple and linear as the design of this house.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessØsterild Visitors and Operation Center / Cubo ArkitekterSelected ProjectsHome of Pets / HDDSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893016/carrara-house-mario-martins-atelier Clipboard Architects: Mário Martins Atelier Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893016/carrara-house-mario-martins-atelier Clipboardcenter_img Projects Year:  Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Praia da Luz, Portugal 2017 Houses “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Maleo Residence / mitchel squires & associates

first_imgCopyAbout this officemitchel squires & associatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWest PrayaIndonesiaPublished on May 25, 2018Cite: “Maleo Residence / mitchel squires & associates” 25 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore 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 2018 Houses “COPY” Maleo Residence / mitchel squires & associates Maleo Residence / mitchel squires & associatesSave this projectSaveMaleo Residence / mitchel squires & associates Manufacturers: Grohe, CV. Bali Abadi steel, Kalitimber, MANIK SELAKA, Roxy GlassSave this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedRecommended ProductsGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. I was really taken by its surroundings, in fact many parts of South Lombok is fairly untouched and local villagers were watchful of the new developments. I wanted to set the tone for properties in the area. I was conscious to design something that blended in the with the landscape seamlessly by using local materials, cultural notes and even local talent”, said Squires. This discreet hideaway takes its structure by combining solid and void spaces and is conceived from two single height elongated boxes, in a geometrically minimalistic composition to provide privacy and openness, simultaneously.Save this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedIndonesian architectural accents and sustainable materials are used to complement the design, highlighted by its local palaman limestone facade, together with Bankiray timber flooring, doors and windows. The bedrock excavated for the house was reused to create site retaining walls, foot paths and garden planters. This approach is also reiterated in the local flora on site which was harvested and cultivated in a greenhouse that were later sowed over the site’s excavated areas. Save this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedSave this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedThe front and back facades on the first story are solid, providing covered exterior space while maintaining the volume’s geometric purity. A public-private transition is created at the villa entry, and continues down at ground floor level. Seen from outside, the solid-void composition can clearly be read. A long transparent façade encloses the open living space – the “void” – and two closed stone blocks at both ends mark the “solid” private spaces.Save this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedA direct view to the garden is offered by a fully glazed façade with an operable sliding door frames on both sides. The space is completely open, with a central freestanding living and dining room setting. A two stone book ends add warmth and an intimate scale to the overall light and open living area. From this protected yet transparent space, the unique geographic features can be experienced at its best as it changes throughout the seasons.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanFirst floor (solid) mass includes 2 guest bedrooms with ensuites, 1 children’s room with bespoke double bunks and a master bedroom with feature outdoor private bath tub and cantilevered ceiling eve providing shading for exterior lounge deck.Save this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedOutdoor spas in each self-contained private suite provide a wonderful place of relaxation for guests to enjoy the natural abundant surroundingsSave this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedGround floor (void) houses the living and dining room open on both sides inviting the coastal sea breeze up the hillside and through the villa allowing natural cooling and cross ventilation. Exterior entertainment areas take full advantage of the breathtaking 180-degree views of Jabon hills and Selong Belanak beach.Save this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography LimitedA unique space on this level includes the yoga and wellness studio. Open on 3 sides to the surrounding natural garden the space includes 4 ceiling hung hammocks which can be used to rest and relax or removed and substituted with TRX equipment for wellness workout.Project gallerySee allShow lessMaking New Worlds: SCI-Arc’s B.Arch Thesis 2018Articles10000/1 OFFICE / O architectureSelected Projects Share Indonesia “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895060/maleo-residence-mitchel-squires-and-associates Clipboardcenter_img CopyHouses•West Praya, Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895060/maleo-residence-mitchel-squires-and-associates Clipboard Projects Photographs:  What The Fox Studio / IB Photography Limited, Puxan Photo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: mitchel squires & associates Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© What The Fox Studio / IB Photography Limited+ 73Curated by María Francisca González Sharelast_img read more

Pine Flat / A6A

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916941/pine-flat-a6a Clipboard Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Agnès Clotis+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, ROLPIN, Adobe, Google Architects: A6A Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916941/pine-flat-a6a Clipboard Photographs:  Agnès Clotis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Roberto de Uña, Michel Hardoin, Philippe Jolivet, Antoine RagonneauClients:Maëlle DESPOUYSEngineering:My Little LoftCollaborators:Nicolas LaveauCity:BurdeosCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Agnès ClotisText description provided by the architects. Located on the 4th floor of a nineteenth building, we are surprised at the end of the ascent and it is towards the natural light of day that we must go to access “the pine flat”. The little front door almost stolen suggests a welcoming corridor that sets the tone of wood and space.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisThe ceiling height, offered by the layout of the apartment under the eaves, allows a double dimension spacious and warm to the living room. The adjustments of the platforms, partitions, doors and storage pine plywood offer a variety of volumes for this small flat to the surface of 50m2 optimized.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Agnès ClotisA large platform runs along the apartment in its lowest part and provides access to the view. From the rooftops, there is a contrast of two architectural stories: the bell tower of the Saint Paul church of Ravez street built in 17th century blond stone faces the roof of the Palais des Sport, a recently renovated glass and concrete work from the brutalist movement of the 60s. The platform, as spine, offers deep storage and allows the embedding of the sofa and the bed of the room.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisThe color and roundness of the veined patterns of the wood contrast harmoniously with the white of the beams, walls and ceilings and the different gray of the kitchen. Stainless steel doors at the front and back of the island allow storing dishes, utensils and groceries. The sink and hobs are positioned on a useful band that leaves a linear for a worktop covered with a varnished concrete. On the west side, the height windows let the light bathes the apartment. From here you can access two openwork doors with small round openings acting as handles.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisSave this picture!© Agnès ClotisOne open the closet of the fridge, the other provides access to the bathroom that reminds of a boat cabin. On a wooden wall, a ladder gives access to an alcove that accommodates a bed for two people.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisAlways from the living room, a double wooden door opens onto the bedroom. The platform that surrounds the bed becomes night tables, library and support for green plants. The dressing room always made of pine plywood is simply closed with white curtains. On the right two steps lead to a narrow niche in which a bath has coiled. One bathes there with the sight on the steeple.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Petty Crimes of ArchitectsArticlesArchDaily Projects Featured on ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’MiscProject locationAddress:Bordeaux, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Pine Flat / A6ASave this projectSavePine Flat / A6A Projects Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area:  49 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographscenter_img 2018 Year:  “COPY” France Apartments CopyApartments, Renovation•Burdeos, France Pine Flat / A6A A6A “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeA6AOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationBurdeosFrancePublished on May 25, 2019Cite: “Pine Flat / A6A” 25 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?松木公寓 / A6A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

£175k competition for ambitious social entrepreneurs in England

first_img£175k competition for ambitious social entrepreneurs in England Big Venture Challenge is a national competition offering up to £175,000 for “the 25 most ambitious social entrepreneurs in England”.Funded by The Big Lottery Fund and the Millennium Awards Trust, operated by UnLtd, the competition aims to find people “with big ideas to transform disadvantaged communities across England… who have got what it takes to build credible ventures… [and] who have the ambition to scale up impact fast”.The winners will received an initial £25,000 grant. They will also have the chance to apply for a £50,000 grant if they can match this with £50,000 loan / equity investment, and the chance to apply for a £100,000 grant if they can match this with £100,000 loan / equity investment.Each of the winners will also be given access to an intensive programme of non-financial support including a dedicated Development Manager, a pro bono lawyer, a pro bono financial specialist, a PR team, and a pro bono mentor.Applications close on 30 June 2011 and the winners will be announced on 20 September.www.bigventurechallenge.com Tagged with: Awards England Funding Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 May 2011 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

St Albans businesses create spoof version of Timberlake video for charity

first_img  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 Tagged with: Fundraising ideas music video St Albans businesses create spoof version of Timberlake video for charity A premiere of the video was screened locally on 16th June with money from the ticket sales going to the charity, and so far the video has raised £2317.62 with over 6200 views online. The current total is enough to enable Home-Start to support two new families for six months. SAB has supported the charity since January with other fundraising events including a “What Has St Albans Got To Offer Your Business?” event with profits from the ticket sales going to Home-Start, a golf day, and a Comedy in the Yurt night. SAB is also donating a percentage of its membership fees to the charity each month.Wybrow said:“We are overwhelmed with the response from the business community in St Albans to take part in this project. From a brief mention on Facebook, tons of businesses jumped up and got involved. Everyone has been amazing, fun to work with and very flexible.”  101 total views,  1 views today Advertisement A spoof version of Justin Timberlake’s video, ‘CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!’ created by local businesses in St Albans is raising funds for Home-Start, the charity that supports struggling families in Hertfordshire.Coordinated by Sue Wybrow, Founder of the St Albans Businesses (SAB) group and filmed by Yellow Lizard Media, the video features people from over 30 local businesses, including St Albans ex-mayor Salih Gaygusiv who takes Justin’s role in the video.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBQMZ4e4POU[/youtube]center_img Melanie May | 20 June 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Review: Netflix’s ‘Seven Seconds’ crime drama disappoints

first_img + posts From Horned Frog to Broadway spark Facebook Linkedin Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Official poster for Netflix’s new original crime drama “Seven Seconds.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) ReddIt Previous articleHoroscope: February 28, 2018Next articleMen’s golf brings home first win of season Michelle Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Carter Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Linkedin Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution print“Seven Seconds” is Netflix’s new original crime drama created by Veena Sud, the same writer-producer who adapted the Danish-inspired “The Killing.”Instead of using a traditional crime story arc, where the audience must sit through the entirety of the season to figure out who is the murderer, Sud tells us from the get-go: a young black teenager has been murdered by a white cop. The cop’s partners help him cover up the crime and it is now up to the prosecutor to seek justice for the victim.Performances by Regina King as the victim’s mother Latrice Butler, Clare-Hope Ashitey as prosecutor KJ Harper and Michael Mosley as detective Joe “Fish” Rinaldi really drive the story along. The audience dives into the investigation along with them but is left wondering how much longer it will take for them to figure everything out.The show tackles the issue of racial injustice with appropriate delicacy, and depictions of this injustice resonate with events that have occurred over the last few years. However, it seems like Sud tries to enhance the series by including every crime show stereotype under the sun: rogue cops, alcoholism and drug abuse, soldiers returning from the war, self-deprecation and political influences- among many more. Instead of honing in one theme and seeing it through, multiple arcs are left open-ended, leaving many holes in the story.Most importantly, the show takes way too long to answer basic questions, and some are frustratingly never answered at all. The first four episodes could easily have been condensed into one introductory chapter and time could have been better spent engaging in issues head-on instead of skirting around them.Verdict:I was invested enough to follow along, but very disappointed with the pace. The show didn’t become interesting until after episode five, and by then its storytelling flaws were abundantly clear. There are too many repetitive build-ups that always come crashing down, so if you’re looking for a clear-cut, feel-good, justice-is-served kind of story, this one is not for you.5/10 Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The Class of 1969 marks 50 years ReddIt Twitter Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Call for EU support for investigation into the death of cameraman Fadel Shanaa

first_img Reporters Without Borders is calling on European Commissioner for external relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, to raise the problem of risks to journalists covering fighting in the Palestinian territories at the Israel-EU Association Council meeting in Luxemburg on 16 June. News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is calling on European Commissioner for external relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, to raise the problem of risks to journalists covering fighting in the Palestinian territories at the Israel-EU Association Council meeting in Luxemburg on 16 June.“The death of Fadel Shanaa, of the British news agency Reuters, on 16 April 2008, has reawakened our concern about the lack of transparency in Israeli investigations,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Five journalists have been killed by soldiers of the Israel Defence Forces in the past ten years. This figure may be derisory compared to the number of civilians killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it is none the less worrying in terms of the impunity enjoyed by Israeli soldiers who are responsible.”“Nearly two months after the death of Fadel Shanaa in extremely troubling circumstances, the Israeli army investigation has not produced results. Our concern is increased by the fact that a recent statement by an Israeli army spokesperson said that a preliminary investigation had shown that the “implicated soldiers did no wrong”. Journalists take considerable risks to report on the reality of war. It is essential to prevent violence against them and to put those responsible on trial,” the organisation wrote.Reporters Without Borders also stressed the importance of an action plan worked out following the Association agreement between the European Union and the state of Israel and particularly on human rights. “The commitment of the two to promote humanitarian law imposes an obligation to curb breaches of international conventions. These articles explicitly set out the criminal and disciplinary responsibility of soldiers and the military command in the case of violation. However the soldiers responsible for the death of journalists Raffaele Ciriello (2002), Imad Abu Zahra (2002), Nazeh Darouazi (2003) and James Miller (2003) are still benefiting from an inexplicable impunity. The Israeli justice system has never taken proceedings against those allegedly responsible and no verdict has ever been pronounced following these war crimes,” the organisation added.“The Israeli authorities should act to put an end to this record which is unworthy of a democracy. We hope that you can convince your interlocutors of the need to promptly publish the results of the investigation into the death of the Reuters cameraman. The Israeli state should agree on efforts for civilians to be spared. It is the only way in which journalists can be guaranteed to be able to continue to cover this conflict,” Reporters Without Borders concluded. The organisation wrote on 11 June, to the Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni deploring the absence of Israel from among states which agreed to sign the Dublin Convention in December 2008 relating to a ban on cluster bombs. “Their use endangers the lives of many civilians, including media staff covering fighting. Despite precautions taken by journalists in the field, the random spread of the ammunition from these weapons increases the risks they run. Fadel Shanaa was killed by steel flechettes released by an Israeli shell. The bullet-proof vest he was wearing that day was not designed to protect against this type of weapon.” In its letter to the minister, Reporters Without Borders called on the Israeli authorities to state their commitment to apply the humanitarian clauses in the additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions. The organisation pointed out that the Protocol I, of 8 June 1977, includes an article relating to the protection of journalists while on dangerous professional missions in armed conflict areas. Even though the state of Israel has not signed the additional Protocol, it is part of customary international law and should be applied on this basis. IsraelMiddle East – North Africa IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for EU support for investigation into the death of cameraman Fadel Shanaa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News News Receive email alerts News Organisation to go further RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Israel RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

ASEAN Summit – Foreign press urged to expose lack of free expression in Laos and plight of jailed local guides

first_img Young Laotian blogger gets five years in prison November 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ASEAN Summit – Foreign press urged to expose lack of free expression in Laos and plight of jailed local guides Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en Organisation LaosAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Laos News Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence Receive email alertscenter_img LaosAsia – Pacific December 10, 2019 Find out more Open letter to President Choummaly Sayasone Two Australian journalists – a reporter for the AAP press agency and a reporter from the daily The Australian Financial Review – were briefly arrested by Laotian security services on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit. Police arrested the two as they trying to take pictures of the Friendship Bridge, which Australia money helped build, and took them to a police station where their passports were confiscated. A police officer told them it was forbidden to photograph the bridge since two rockets exploded in the area on 26 November. The army prevented a journalist from the AP news agency from approaching the scene of the explosion.________________________________________________________26.11.2004Reporters Without Borders urged the international press heading to Laos for the 10-country Association of East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit to seize the opportunity to investigate lack of political rights there, particularly free expression.Nearly 800 journalists are expected for the summit in Vientiane on 29-30 November, but the local press will be strictly limited in what it can cover, since journalists on the written press and online media are employees of the information and culture ministry.The party newspaper Paxaxon (People) bills itself as a “revolutionary publication written by the people and for the people which serves the revolution’s political action.” The foreign ministry also has a say in media content. Criticism of the “friendly countries,” especially the Vietnamese big brother and Burma, is banned. And anyone caught “disseminating information that weakens the state” can be given a long prison sentence under the criminal code.In the two months leading up to the summit, interior ministry agents have swooped on thousands of homes to check if the occupants owned short wave radios that would allow them to listen to Laos-language programmes on foreign radio stations.Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed in the streets of the capital to provide security and Reuters reported that foreign press photographers have been prevented from taking photos in public places.Reporters Without Borders also recalled that two Laotians from the Hmong minority are currently imprisoned in Vientiane, who served as guides to European reporters Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud in 2003. Thao Moua and Pa Phue Khang were sentenced on 30 June 2003 to prison terms of 12-20 years.Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud continue to lobby for the release of their guides who only tried “to make the humanitarian disaster experienced by some of the Hmong people better known”. Reporters Without Borders urges Vientiane to free the guides who have not taken part in any violence.For years, the foreign press has been prevented from covering this minority, particularly those living in isolated groups in the jungle who continue to battle the government. Amnesty International has reported that many civilians, particularly children, have died since 2003 “from lack of food or from wounds suffered during the conflict”.”The press was prevented from investigating claims in 2004, shown on an amateur video, that Laotian soldiers raped and murdered four young Hmong in the Xaisomboune military zone.Reporters Without Borders also called for the release of Thongpaseuth Keuakoun, author of numerous articles and pamphlets about the situation in Laos and the need for democratic reforms, who was sentenced in 2002 to 20 years in prison for “anti-government activities”. He was held secretly after his arrest, in 1999. February 13, 2017 Find out more News News News June 23, 2006 Find out morelast_img read more

Strabane residents to see significant increase in council rates

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleRobert Howard to be called as witness in Arlene Arkinson inquestNext articleEircom to invest 5 million on Letterkenny broadband upgrade News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Strabane residents to see significant increase in council rates Twittercenter_img Strabane District Council has agreed to increase its district rate for the coming year by 3.93%.The council says this reflects its commitment to planned investment in community, leisure and recycling facilities.This means that local ratepayers will see an average increase in their rates bills of £19.07 when the regional rate increase of 2.2% is taken into account.The programme will include a four year investment plan to develop a new waste transfer station and recycling centre in Strabane town and the refurbishment and upgrade of leisure facilities. Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – February 14, 2012 last_img read more