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  • World Bank attacks US currency policy

    first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald World Bank attacks US currency policy Tags: NULL John Dunne whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Tuesday 19 October 2010 3:22 am Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Surging capital inflows threaten Asia’s economic stability, the World Bank has warned, a day after US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner sought to draw the venom from a global row over currencies by vowing not to devalue the dollar.The World Bank buttressed the argument made by China and others that US policies are sending a wave of cash flowing into higher-yielding emerging markets, undermining their export competitiveness and pumping up inflation and asset bubbles.“We are seeing an effort by developing East Asia to deal with the large amounts of liquidity driven in very large part by the monetary policy easing in the United States,” Vikram Nehru, the bank’s chief economist for Asia-Pacific, told reporters in Tokyo.Nehru, presenting a semi-annual report, urged policymakers to learn the lessons of the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis, when an influx of footloose global capital inflated property and equity prices, only for them to collapse when the money flows reversed.“The authorities in East Asia need to take adequate precautions to ensure that they do not repeat the same mistake twice in slightly over a decade,” the report said.While capital controls were not very effective in controlling long-term investment flows, Asian countries had an array of instruments to deal with rising inflows, the World Bank said.“If this liquidity abundance is sustained and increases, I think they are going have to take further action,” Nehru said.Thailand introduced a withholding tax on foreign purchases of government bonds last week, and Brazil on Monday increased an existing tax on foreign bond buyers to 6 percent from 4 percent.Foreign investors in Brazil will also have to pay more tax to trade currency derivatives, blamed in part for driving up the real, the country’s currency, to a two-year high.“Our objective is to reduce foreign investment into Brazil,” Finance Minister Guido Mantega told reporters in Sao Paulo.Strains over the constellation of exchange rates needed to put global growth on a more solid, sustainable footing are likely to dominate a meeting of finance ministers of the Group of 20 major economies in South Korea starting on Friday.The dispute boils down essentially to the exchange rate of the yuan, also known as the renminbi.The United States, supported by most economists, believes Beijing is unfairly holding the yuan down to give its exporters an advantage in global markets.This is causing a broader misalignment of global currencies, Washington contends, because other developing countries are reluctant to lose competitiveness versus China by permitting their own currencies to appreciate in isolation. Sharelast_img read more

  • 2020 Vision: The Apopka year in review

    first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The stories that shaped the community in a year that will never be forgottenBy any measure, 2020 was a year that will live in infamy. The pandemic saw to it. But many other events shaped Apopka this year. Here are the biggest stories of 2020, published by The Apopka Voice in this most memorable of years:COVID-19: It’s the story that shaped every other story in Apopka and around the worldHope CommUnity Center and Chefs for America Orlando team up providing food to Apopka familiesTwo workers at an Apopka spice manufacturing facility die from COVID-19Are face masks really where you want to stand your ground?It’s COVID-19 vs. Us in a fight we can’t loseThe Farmworkers Association of Florida in Apopka, and Hope CommUnity Center hosted solidarity caravan for essential workersRe-Opening Apopka: Restaurants taking different approaches to ‘Stage One’While in Apopka, Governor announces more COVID-19 relief for property owners and rentersPolitics – Two Apopka city commissioners are re-elected, one resigns, and a familar face returns to City CouncilCould Val Demings be Biden’s VP nominee?Bankson and Becker re-elected!Bankson and Becker: Always a coin flip apartBreaking News: Alice Nolan resigns from Apopka City CommissionBREAKING NEWS: Baron, Velazquez heading to runoffBREAKING NEWS: Velazquez returning to City Commission; defeats Baron in Seat #2 runoffIn the news: City government may have been virtual, but it was still making an impact on the residents of ApopkaApopka City Attorney Joseph Byrd resignsAnonymous letter to City Council outlines alleged APD officers’ concerns over salary and merit payAnonymous no more: Apopka police officer makes case with Council, attorney puts brakes on negotiationsWas common ground found on Park Avenue?The details are fluid, but the plan is clear: Today Apopka marches for justiceHistory: The Museum of the Apopkans names historians and board members, and an Apopka icon diesApopka Historical Society names new boardApopka Historical Society making special presentation to City Council about local war heroesIconic Apopka Commissioner Billie Dean dies at 89Superlatives: Despite COVID-19, local residents stood out, and the city itself also received accoladesCommunity Health Centers are ‘Best and Brightest’ for the second straight yearByrd distinguishes herself among statewide school board members17-year-old Apopka resident signs contract with Orlando City SCApopka makes top 50 in Florida as most budget-friendly for rentersApopka-based insurance agent named among insurer’s Best in the NationApopka ranked as a ‘fastest growing city that is still affordable for homebuyers’ You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGS2020apopkaApopka’s Biggest Stories Previous articleAdventHealth vaccinates over 12,000 healthcare workers in last 10 daysNext articleHow to Easily Make Some Money Online Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

  • wr-house / Low Creators

    first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Hyungjin Jo+ 40Curated by María Francisca González Share Insung Yang, Jaedon Kwon Photographs:  Hyungjin Jo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: wr-house / Low Creators Manufacturers: American Standard, Benjamin Moore, YKK AP, Donghwa, YOUNGLIM ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905518/wr-house-atelier Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLow CreatorsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeongnam-siSouth KoreaPublished on November 15, 2018Cite: “wr-house / Low Creators” 14 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?wr之家,打造堡垒式私密住宅 / Low Creators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 Construction: 2018 Area:  129 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project wr-house / Low CreatorsSave this projectSavewr-house / Low Creators Photographs builderhome, Minchul Shin Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905518/wr-house-atelier Clipboard Year:  Architects: Low Creators Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Hyungjin JoRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionTiles / Mosaic / GresiteApariciPorcelain Tiles – DwoodText description provided by the architects. THE RAMPARTSThe ramparts mean the owner’s needs and represent a connection between the site and the residential area of Wirye new town where the site located in. The owner wanted a simple and impressive shape of house, and ‘the ramparts’ was the first word that they described the house they hoped. The ramparts also could be a design concept that fits well with the special circumstances of the site.Save this picture!© Hyungjin JoSITEAll the houses around the site were built within 5 years, and many architects and construction brands tried to show their distinct feature through their houses. The area looks like very commercial housing fair, and a design concept was started from this situation. Rather, the simple mass had a special personality among the colorful and complex shaped houses. Considering the characteristics of the site located at the corner, the ramparts were placed along the road.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThrough this method, this house could naturally assimilate into the area while expressing features. The high price of the site made it difficult to build only one household on one parcel. The client also understood this problem so the duplex house was the best choice. The ‘C’ shaped mass was constructed in such a way that the courtyard was occupied by the owner family, and the north side of the house was distributed to a leaseholder.Save this picture!© Hyungjin JoSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Hyungjin JoTHE HOUSE FOR THE CLIENTSThe clients couple, who love music and wine, dreamed of holding a family concert in a bright house. Through the weekly interviews and workshops, I fully reflected the opinions of the clients. Because the clients did not have experience living in a detached house, they were very excited about that. The interior of the house was constructed to offset the heaviness of the exterior. The curve-shaped openings were partially applied so that the clients would not be oppressed with the image of the simple and large mass, and a variety of form of openings make the owner family feel fun and beautiful.Save this picture!© Hyungjin JoThe most important part of this house is the sequence from the front door to the living room. Though many people do not regard the spatial experience on the porch as important, the porch of this house contains various stories made by the exposed staircase, the high floor, and the subtle light entering through the small skylight. A arch-shaped opening at the end of the porch is connected to the living room. The first floor is a space for family activities. The two steps of stair that divide the kitchen and the living room naturally form the audience and the stage. Arch-shaped openings give the effect of emphasizing the person appearing on the stage.Save this picture!© Hyungjin JoTHE HOUSE FOR RENTUnlike homes where the owner’s tastes are strongly reflected, houses for tenants have a universal character, and It was planned as a space and characteristics that only a detached house can have. The first floor has a dining room and a kitchen, and is visually connected to a small garden. The second floor has a living room and a bedroom, which are more private spaces. Although it has a narrow drawback, it enlarges the space vertically and provides a space that can not be felt in apartments of the same size.Save this picture!© Hyungjin JoProject gallerySee allShow lessUnbricked House / Merrylees ArchitectureSelected ProjectsOP9 House / Office 88Selected Projects Share South Korea “COPY” CopyHouses•Seongnam-si, South Korealast_img read more

  • Fashion initiative aims to reduce waste & support children’s education in India

    first_img  298 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 16 March 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: COVID-19 Fundraising ideas Each purchase funds four months of education for a child in India using Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level methodology, which has been refined in partnership with Nobel prize-winning economists Abhijit Banerjee, and Esther Duflo who have partnered with Pratham for over 20 years. Further collections will be launched throughout the year.Got your eyes on the Jo dress? Us too ? Collection 01 is available for a limited time so don’t miss your chance to get the Jo in your wardrobe just in time for the spring/summer months ?Make up your Edit of 3 pieces for £65 here – https://t.co/abd892aWlY#thisisunfolded pic.twitter.com/APJEH5hP62— This is Unfolded (@thisisunfolded) March 11, 2021Reducing waste is also at the core of This is Unfolded’s mission. By producing clothes after an order has been placed This is Unfolded removes 30% of the waste that exists in the current retail model.And, made from the off-cuts from creating the pieces in each order, every Unfolded Edit for Collection 01 will include a mask. Any material not used up in this process gets sold to recyclers to be made into things like rugs, so nothing goes to landfill. Reducing waste is at the core of our mission. We’ve been looking at how to reduce waste even further through the production process & so here we have our very own Unfolded face masks! Included with every Edit ordered from Collection 01.Shop here – https://t.co/abd892aWlY pic.twitter.com/9nazMwZ1NP— This is Unfolded (@thisisunfolded) March 10, 2021Mallzee’s last initiative, ‘Lost Stock’, raised £1.2m for garment workers in Bangladesh by selling mystery boxes of clothes that other suppliers had reneged on purchasing at the start of the pandemic. Shop here – https://t.co/abd892aWlY #thisisunfolded pic.twitter.com/vEenCu0UTj— This is Unfolded (@thisisunfolded) March 6, 2021 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. Your Unfolded Edit comes with the best receipt there is! Every purchase has a positive impact on the world ?Make your next fashion fix a force for good. Advertisement Fashion initiative aims to reduce waste & support children’s education in India Following its Lost Stock initiative, which raised £1.2m for garment workers in Bangladesh, Mallzee launched a new venture.This time, Mallzee has partnered with Pratham UK in ‘This is Unfolded’.The partnership aims to reduce waste in the fashion industry whilst helping educate children in India. Shoppers can choose their ‘Edit’ by selecting three items from the collection for £65 including shipping or picking ‘surprise’ to have the clothes chosen for them; clothes are made to order in India before being shipped worldwide, with items arriving 4-6 weeks later.last_img read more

  • Angela Davis and ‘indivisible justice’ for Palestine

    first_imgIn recent months the struggle for the rights of the Palestinian people has seen an increase in Zionist attacks on Black activists who support the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement. The goal of BDS is to stop the Israeli state’s genocidal policies and actions toward Palestinians, including putting pressure on corporate entities to cease doing business with Israel.On Jan. 4, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a prestigious human rights award it had previously announced would go to legendary Black activist Angela Davis. When Davis pressed for a reason for the reversal, her staunch and vocal support for BDS and Palestine was ultimately named.This attack on Davis is very similar to the recent firing of Black commentator, Marc Lamont Hill — fired from CNN for publicly supporting the Palestinian people’s right to return to their own homeland.  On Jan. 7, Davis issued a statement reading in part: “I have devoted much of my own activism to international solidarity and, specifically, to linking struggles in other parts of the world to U.S. grassroots campaigns against police violence, the prison industrial complex, and racism more broadly. The rescinding of this invitation … was thus not primarily an attack against me but rather against the very spirit of the indivisibility of justice.” (Guardian, Jan. 8)Birmingham activists protest for Angela Davis and Palestine outside the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Jan. 7.Davis, born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., is a historic figure internationally in the struggle for human rights and justice.  The city was once known as “Bombingham” because of the Ku Klux Klan campaign of terror against the Black Civil Rights Movement. The church Davis attended, the 16th Ave. Baptist Church, was bombed on Sept. 15, 1963; of the four young Black girls killed that day, two were friends of Angela Davis.As a prisoner abolitionist, she defended the martyred Black Panther member George Jackson before he was executed in San Quentin Prison in 1971. Also a member of the Communist Party USA, she became a political prisoner herself when she was falsely arrested by the state of California and charged with three capital felonies and conspiracy to murder, related to an attempt to free Jackson from prison in 1970. A worldwide campaign freed her in 1972. Defending Palestine The award Davis was originally to receive from the BCRI was the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award. Davis knew Shuttlesworth personally as an indomitable leader in Birmingham during the Black Freedom Movement, surviving beatings, assassination attempts and bombings.After the decision by the BCRI board to rescind the award, there were immediate protests and rallies by Birmingham activists, including many who explicitly support the Palestinian struggle.At the same time it became clear on a wider public level that Zionist pressure had been exerted. Objections to Davis evidently came from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center. However, it should be noted that, in the U.S. South, it is common for right-wing, almost exclusively white, Christian churches and denominations to hold tenaciously Zionist views. These are based on an anti-Semitic, end-of-the-world theology that the second coming of Christ cannot occur for Christians without the dominance of Israel in certain geopolitical events. These views are held at the national level by such public officials as former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.As support grew for Angela Davis, and by extension the Palestinian struggle, on Jan.10, the activist group Jewish Voices for Peace released an open letter signed by more than 350 distinguished academics.The letter read in part: “The cancelling of this award by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is unjust, insulting and ill-conceived, especially because it is likely premised on Professor Davis’ long-standing support for Palestinian human rights. The decision seems to stem from a misinformed view that to advocate for Palestinian human rights is somehow offensive to the Jewish community.“As a Jewish organization dedicated to justice, dignity and equality for all people in Palestine/Israel, we share Professor Davis’ visionary commitment to the ‘indivisibility of justice,’ and believe we are all responsible for pursuing social justice for all human beings, without exception — which includes pursuing social justice for Palestinians.” (tinyurl.com/ybpkj769)On Jan. 14, the board of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute publicly apologized to Davis for its “missteps” in offering and then withdrawing the award. Finally, on Jan. 25, the BCRI reinstituted the award to Angela Davis “in keeping with its commitment to learning from its mistakes.” (al.com)The mounting campaign for acknowledgment of the justice of Davis’ principled stand for the Palestinian people was the primary factor in that “learning” — and this victory.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • 10 things to know before moving into an apartment or house

    first_imgChange your address and learn about your mailing situation. Notify friends and family, as well as your bank, of your recent move to ensure you receive any incoming mail. Find out your complexes policies on whether packages are left at the door or in a pick-up location. If packages are left at the door, you may want to look into a P.O. box. Twitter Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ ReddIt Get an extra set of keys made. It’s on you if you get locked out this year! Come up with a plan with your roommates and find a trusted friend or place to keep a spare key in the event of a lockout. Facebook Kennedy Stadler Replace your smoke detector batteries. Nothing is more annoying than the chirping of a smoke detector. Go ahead and replace the batteries on move-in day so you won’t have to in the middle of the night while you’re studying for an exam. Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State Twitter Linkedin Create a checklist with your roommates. Moving into an apartment requires a lot of new items. Whether it be a couch, a blender or a TV, be sure to discuss with your roommates what you really need, and split up the load to make shopping less stressful. A good resource to utilize would be Google documents.   printLiving in an off-campus apartment can be an exciting time for students, but moving in comes with plenty of responsibilities and must-dos. Here are 10 things students should know before moving into an apartment:Pack smart. Try not to make the mistake of finding the biggest box and throwing everything into it. Use small boxes for heavier household items, such as books or small decorative items. Use medium boxes for things such as cookware, small appliances and bulkier decorations. Use large boxes for lightweight items such as linens, towels and pillows. Clearly label the contents of each box to avoid confusion and misplacement. Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth Know when your trash pick-up days are. Taking out the trash is another added responsibility to living off-campus. Set reminders and take turns with your roommates for taking out the trash to avoid a trash collection in your apartment or house.  Meet your neighbors. It’s always good to start out on the right foot and create a cordial relationship with others in your community. You never know what favors you may need from your neighbors, perhaps something like a cup of sugar.  Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling. Set up utilities. Be sure to check what utilities are included in the lease agreement. The Village East apartment community at TCU includes water, sewage and trash, but requires residents to set up electricity, internet, and cable.Village East is an apartment community on the edge of TCU’s campus that offers different apartment locations and various floor plans for studentsPurchase cleaning supplies. Give the apartment a good clean before moving in, and get in the habit of keeping a tidy living space. Unless you pay for additional cleaning services, it is on you to keep your apartment clean. Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 play Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Book movers in advanced. If you choose to use a moving company, avoid waiting until the last minute to book movers. Planning ahead of time allows you to get the best deals by beating the rush. Previous articleRenters insurance helps protect students against theftNext articlePolice department encourages bike owners to get ‘U-lock’ Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt + posts Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Facebook ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ (Photo by Taylor Freetage) TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesslast_img read more

  • Statement by the Liu Xiaobo Support Committee and Amnesty International France

    first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China April 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Statement by the Liu Xiaobo Support Committee and Amnesty International France ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation Read in Chinese / 看中文 Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Statement by the Liu Xiaobo Support Committee and Amnesty International France 18 April 2012 “Art against censorship in China” special event. Call for Liu Xiaobo’s releaseOn the occasion of the April 17th evening’s “Art against censorship in China” special event at the Jeu de Paume national gallery in Paris, the human rights groups that form the Liu Xiaobo Support Committee, together with Amnesty International and well-known figures call on the Chinese authorities to free the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, who has been jailed since December 2008 and who is serving an 11-year sentence. They also reaffirm their support for his wife, Liu Xia, who is currently under house arrest.Censorship by China’s successive regimes has often been circumvented by the country’s artists, using ridicule, innuendo and imagination. Ai Weiwei uses all forms of expression, not only video, photography and blogging, but also sculpture and architecture, to oppose the Chinese government’s censorship and articulate his irrepressible desire for freedom.The work of Chinese writers Liu Xiaobo, Liu Hongbin, Bei Dao, Ai Qing (Ai Weiwei’s father) and Liu Xia (Liu Xiaobo’s wife) and contemporary artists Wang Keping, Gao Yuan and Ma Desheng, who are attending the event, are the expression of this resistance to oppression and censorship at a time when the Chinese is intensifying its crackdown on dissidents. Their voices echo Ai Weiwei’s provocative and iconoclastic work.Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority” for participating in many initiatives aimed at obtaining political reform in China, including Charter 08, which calls for true democracy and respect for human rights in China. As with many other dissidents, Liu’s only real crime was to dare to raise his voice and participate with other Chinese intellectuals in a debate about his country’s future.Held in Jinzhou prison in the northeastern province of Liaoning, Liu is deprived of any contact with the outside world. His wife, Liu Xia, is under a form of house arrest in Beijing, where she is subject to permanent police surveillance, cut off from the outside world and prevented from publishing her works.The human rights groups and well-known figures reiterate their appeal to the government to free Liu Xiaobo. The decision to free the Nobel peace laureate is in President Hu Jintao’s hands. By opening China to more freedom, he would send a signal of hope and would confirm Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s statement on 3 October 2010 that freedom of expression is “essential in all countries.”A politically committed intellectual and poet, Liu Xiaobo has become a symbol of the Chinese government’s repression of intellectuals, artists, human rights lawyers and activists, dissidents, journalists, bloggers and ordinary members of the public, whose basic freedoms of opinion, expression and information are constantly flouted by the authorities.Liu Xiaobo Support CommitteeThe Liu Xiaobo Support Committee consists of Christian Action for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT), Act for Human Rights (ADH), Tibetan People Support Committee (CSPT), Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Freedom Now, Human Rights Foundation (HRF), International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), Human Rights League (LDH), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and China Solidarity, as well as the Nobel peace laureates Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Ms. Jody Williams, Arch. Desmond Tutu, Ms. Mairead Maguire, Ms. Betty Williams and had † Mr. Vaclav Havel’s active support.The event was organized jointly with Amnesty International France. _____________________Please find the photos in the slide show below April 27, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

  • Newspaper journalist held incommunicado for “attitude adjustment”

    first_imgNews RSF_en September 14, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper journalist held incommunicado for “attitude adjustment” Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Pravit Rojanaphruk, a well-known Thai newspaper reporter and columnist who has been held incommunicado by the military since yesterday afternoon. Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years May 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Thailand Organisation August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar June 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Pravit Rojanaphruk, who works for the Thai daily The Nation, was detained after responding to a summons for what the military authorities call “attitude adjustment.” Two military officers had previously gone to his home but failed to find him there.He went to Army Region 1 Headquarters in Bangkok with Pawinee Chumsri of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights and UN representative Pokpong Lawansiri but they were not allowed to accompany him when he arrested. His mobile phone was also confiscated.Pawinee was subsequently told that Pravit had been taken to another military base, the name of which the authorities have not revealed. When questioned today by The Nation, the military officers responsible for issuing the summons continued to refuse to say where or why Pravit is being held.“We strongly condemn Pravit Rojanaphruk’s arbitrary detention by the military junta and demand his immediate and unconditional release,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“If the National Council for Peace and Order thinks he has committed a crime, it must refer the matter to the judicial authorities, who will announce what he is charged with and not hold him incommunicado without a valid reason. This is the behaviour of a dictatorship that is trying to intimidate independent journalists and encourage media self-censorship.”A well-known critic of the junta and Thailand’s draconian lèse-majesté law, Pravit was already detained for seven days in May 2014, shortly after the military seized power.Thailand is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News ThailandAsia – Pacific last_img read more

  • Car-bomb attacks on Al-Sabah newspaper and hotel used by foreign journalists

    first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more August 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Car-bomb attacks on Al-Sabah newspaper and hotel used by foreign journalists IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Help by sharing this information to go further News February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the simultaneous car-bomb attacks on two press targets that took place on 27 August in Baghdad. One was detonated in the parking lot of the governmental daily Al-Sabah in north Baghdad, killing two people and injuring 25. The other went off outside the Hotel Palestine, which is mainly used by foreign journalists and which houses the bureaux of several news agencies.“This is the second attack in four months on Al-Sabah and the second in 10 months on the Hotel Palestine” the press freedom organisation said. “We are concerned that media workers are even taking risks when they work inside their offices.”The early-morning explosion in the parking lot of the Al-Sabah building, which also houses the fortnightly Al-Shabaka, destroyed several cars and caused part of the building to collapse. A car-bomb was previously set off in the newspaper’s garage in May, killing printing technician Ismail Mohammad Khalaf, and injuring around 20 others, including journalists.Al Sabah editor Salah Michaal told Reporters Without Borders: “Al Sabah is the country’s leading daily and we employ journalists from all the different communities. It is not the first time the newspaper has been attacked by terrorists but they will not prevent us from continuing our work.”Three almost simultaneous suicide bombings on the Palestine Hotel on 24 October 2005 inflicted serious injuries on nine journalists and media assistants.A total of 103 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Receive email alertslast_img read more

  • Greenspan: Dodd-Frank Stifling Stock Market

    first_img Previous: Non-foreclosure Solutions Remain Strong Next: Ocwen Responds to Suit from CFPB, 21 States Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Greenspan: Dodd-Frank Stifling Stock Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Home / Daily Dose / Greenspan: Dodd-Frank Stifling Stock Market Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Greenspan One of the biggest names in finance has come out against the Dodd-Frank Act. On CNBC’s business show “Squawk on the Street” Thursday, Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that doing away with Dodd-Frank regulations would improve the country’s financial market.“If you get rid of Dodd-Frank,” Greenspan said in the interview, “it’s going to have a very significant positive impact on the economy.”Greenspan’s comments arrive on the back of an Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump in February that called for the Treasury to review Dodd-Frank—as well as any laws or rules enacted under it, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.According to Greenspan’s own assessment, eliminating Dodd-Frank would provide some relief to the stock market. “In my judgment,” Greenspan said, “that’s where the surge in the stock prices has come from. It’s very difficult to find anything other than that, which I find really positive.”The FDIC recently proposed a blueprint that would allow banks to enjoy some relief from Dodd-Frank regulations. During his CNBC interview, Greenspan also had recommendations for how the new administration can deliver on its promises of major tax cuts.“The simplest way to get tax cuts is to cut spending,” Greenspan said, “and the major area where we have to cut it, or at least slow it down dramatically, is entitlements.”The likelihood of these changes is low. While entitlements like Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare have long been harangued by Republican Congress members, President Trump vowed not to touch them during his campaign. Newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also echoed those sentiments in late February.Still, it’s what we need to do to lower American’s tax obligations, Greenspan said.”Cutting social benefits or cutting entitlements is the third rail of American politics. And I think the third rail of European politics, everybody else’s politics,” Greenspan said. “If we don’t come to grips with that, we’re not going to solve this problem.” Share Save  Print This Post Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles April 20, 2017 1,156 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Dodd-Frank Greenspan 2017-04-20 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more