New Hampshire Lottery launches virtual NASCAR betting

first_imgCasino & games Regions: US New Hampshire The New Hampshire Lottery has added eNASCAR to its online sports betting platform to help fill the void left by the cancellation and postponement of traditional sporting events due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Video gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th April 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The New Hampshire Lottery has added eNASCAR to its online sports betting platform to help fill the void left by the cancellation and postponement of traditional sporting events due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.Based on the NASCAR stock car racing series, eNASCAR features a virtual race, in which online drivers compete in simulated real cars, tracks and races.NASCAR launched eNASCAR in 2018 and operates the iRacing Series through a partnership with Coca-Cola, with 40 leading sim racers competing in a 20-race scheduleThe next eNASCAR race – round six of the Coca-Cola iRacing Series – will take place on April 28 at the simulated Dover International Speedway through the iRacing virtual simulation platform.Read the full story on iGB North America. New Hampshire Lottery launches virtual NASCAR betting Tags: Video Gaming Email Addresslast_img read more

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27th Presiding Bishop elected by House of Bishops

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events June 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm He will be a good leader for our church. Thanks be to God June 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm This is AWESOME! God Bless ECUSA, and God Bless Bishop Curry! Thanks be to God! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET June 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm Having experienced Bishop Curry recently, I am thrilled about his election! I believe our Church is embarking upon a new era! Thanks be to God! General Convention, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Johanna Fredrics says: alex tiburcio says: Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI June 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm Great Choice!! Tim Lewis says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Diane Page says: Mary Page Jones says: Kevin Michael Easter says: Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Comments navigation Newer comments June 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm This is an inspired and exciting election! June 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm Congratulations House of Bishops! Lucky us! That is exciting! Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT June 27, 2015 at 5:32 pm Prayers have been answered! I am full of hope for the future of TEC! May the Holy Spirit continue to work powerfully through him! O Happy Day! Grace Cangialosi says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Sherman Stephens says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK June 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm Verna is laughing with joy, dancing with abandon and singing to Amazing Grace! Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm We will miss him in NC but celebrate him as Presiding Bishop. He is one crazy Christian! Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska June 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm AMAZING GRACE!!!! Nancy Jokovich says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Robert Edward Dabney says: David W. Lee says: Fay Jones says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm Congratulations! I am excited for our future. June 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm Great choice. June 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm Thrilling news! Thanks be to God. The right leader for our times. A lover of Jesus, people and the Gospel. June 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm Right person, right time. Couldn’t be better. Susan O’Neill says: North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry preaching during the 77th General Convention Eucharist in 2012. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry has been elected June 27 by the House of Bishops as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. The House of Deputies is discussing a resolution to confirm the election, as is required by church canons. ENS will post more information after that vote. June 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm A very interesting selection by the assembled delegates in Salt Lake City. Congratulations Bishop Curry. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Ron Peak says: Colonel (Ret) James A Manning says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Carl Mischka says: June 27, 2015 at 4:13 pm Praise God for the best choice possible. The Episcopal Church can look forward to a wonderful ride! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR June 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm Prayers answered! I was hoping Bishop Curry would be the next PB. Wise choice! Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Susan Hughes says: General Convention 2015, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Maureen Shea says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls 27th Presiding Bishop elected by House of Bishops June 27, 2015 at 4:37 pm So proud of my church always ahead…. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis John Andrews says: June 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm GOD IS REALLY SMILING! A GREAT DAY IN THE LIFE OF OUR CHURCH! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Jun 27, 2015 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 June 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm Hallelujah! Verna Dozier is smiling. Marie moore says: June 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm Praise God! In a world where we often feel discouraged and dismayed by tragedies, this election of Bishop Curry is a ray of bright sunlight to help guide us towards the pathway of hope. Submit a Job Listing June 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm Thank you Jesus!Hope abounds!Excited for our future together. Comments (42) June 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm My heart is overflowing with joy and hope at the election of Bp Curry. May God bless him abundantly, and may the church thrive and grow under his care. Hallelujah! Jettie pelletier says: Comments navigation Newer comments Glenna Faust Geiger says: June 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm Wonderful…And a distant cousin was elected Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. Best wished and prayers offered to both leaders. Darla Meeks says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm I’m sure she is, Maureen. He preached at her funeral, as you may know. Raised the rafters!! June 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm AMEN! An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Jane Merritt says: Christopher M. Huff says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Michael Curry election, Rector Belleville, IL Linda McAlister says: Cathie Waldie says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 28, 2015 at 8:23 am Exactly! Christina Cleveland says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI June 27, 2015 at 4:06 pm Congratulations Bishop Michael! God bless and guide you. Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

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Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners

first_imgSave this picture!© Young Chae Park+ 43 Share Projects “COPY” South Korea Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108430/forest%25e2%2580%2599s-quintet-chiasmus-partners Clipboard Photographs:  Young Chae ParkText description provided by the architects. Forest’s quintet was conceived as a viable alternative to urban dwelling. Situated in the beautiful mountain range of Yanggu, it is a group of individual dwelling that collectively form an ideal retreat. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkThe relationship between each house on this 15 acre site reflect the relationship between its owners. They are either relatives and close friends; they have chose to build this dream together and retire together to this beautiful retreat. The architectural language and major material are very similar between each home. Yet, due to the special terrain each house sits on, and the differences in their living habits of each family, every house is unique. Save this picture!sketch 02Planning wise, the home are inspired by the idea of oriental pavilions. Oriental pavilions, especially those in Korean gardens, have a special way of orientating toward different views, while in close proximity to each. The difference in spatial and viewing focus allow them to be placed close together without being crowded. The second inspiration from traditional oriental pavilions is the way they are always open to nature. In this way, these houses are not objects inserted in nature, but rather enclosure that allow nature to pass through. Most of the houses have views open to multiple orientations. And several of the homes have “gaps” that allow light, wind and view to literally pass through them. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkThe material we chose was very humble and practical. Using a type of redwood that resist decay, the exterior of these homes will last for a long time to come, while turning silvery grey, due to the natural aging process of the wood. Interior are quite simple in material and color palette, yet indefinitely rich, due to the different spatial experience one can have in different parts of each home. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkDuring the design process, each family had many design inputs and endless conversations. These are their dream homes. We are so proud that at the end of the process, when they all moved in, rather than envying their neighbor’s home, each family stubbornly insisted on their own home being the best of the bunch. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkIn the end, there are no such thing as a “best” home, only the one that fits you the most.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlinthos / mab architectureArticlesHydrogen House / !ndie ArchitectureArticles Share “COPY” Architects: Chiasmus Partners Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Yanggu-Eup, South Korea Year:  Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus PartnersSave this projectSaveForest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners 2009 Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108430/forest%25e2%2580%2599s-quintet-chiasmus-partners Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeChiasmus PartnersOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHousesYanggu-Eup3D ModelingSouth KoreaPublished on February 06, 2011Cite: “Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners” 06 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?森林五重奏 / Chiasmus Partners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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9 Elmstone / Daniel Marshall Architects

first_img Year:  9 Elmstone / Daniel Marshall Architects CopyAbout this officeDaniel Marshall ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAucklandHouses3D ModelingNew ZealandPublished on May 14, 2011Cite: “9 Elmstone / Daniel Marshall Architects” 14 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?9 Elmstone / Daniel Marshall Architects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 New Zealand 9 Elmstone / Daniel Marshall ArchitectsSave this projectSave9 Elmstone / Daniel Marshall Architects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Emily Andrews+ 30 Share 2010 “COPY” CopyHouses•Auckland, New Zealandcenter_img Architects: Daniel Marshall Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/134923/9-elmstone-daniel-marshall-architects Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/134923/9-elmstone-daniel-marshall-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Emily Andrews, Ernie ShacklesText description provided by the architects. A suburban context – the site splays out from the end of a quiet Auckland cul-de-sac and slopes steeply away towards the NorthSave this picture!© Emily AndrewsRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeShowerAcquabellaBathroom Panel – DecorWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsThe brief was to provide a family home for a young family. It was important to maintain open ground for the boys to play on and to allow for a vegetable garden. The house was to be as economic as possible considering it’s 400m2 floor area. Save this picture!first level planThe architectural strategy that developed was to arrange house volumes as densely as possible in such a configuration, which dealt with the steep site, and to ensure that ample ground was left in play for the boys. Spaces are arranged vertically over three levels, each with its own distinct outlook toward the garden and pool. The primary form is en- closed beneath a single sloped roof, which allows variation of floor and ceiling levels to individualise the spatial experience throughout the home. Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsIndustrial materiality; precast concrete walls and simple concrete floors, play against the sophisticated yet subtle detailing of more traditional residential finishes. The placement of concrete elements within the home contributes to a thermal mass to absorb the heat from plentiful northern and eastern sun to regulate internal temperature of the house.Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsProject gallerySee allShow lessMuseum of the Second World War International Competition / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam …ArticlesUpdate: MoMA set to buy American Folk Art MuseumArticles Share “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

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Brits get fit with a little help from their friends – and a set goal!

first_img 10k Starlight Hikes are perfect for establishing fitness – and raising funds!Research from Sue Ryder shows that more than one in 10 Brits (12 per cent) say that to stick to a fitness regime they need to work towards a set goal. And 53 per cent of these people say they would be more likely to get involved with a charity event if they sign up with a group of friends. The research supports the launch of Sue Ryder’s new fundraising events, Starlight Hikes, which are 10k night-time walks with a difference, around some of the UKs most loved locations.As well as providing a fun and social experience, the Hikes are also aimed at getting people walking. Through the Starlight Hike events, the charity aims to recruit 10,000 walkers, and raise £1 million to help Sue Ryder continue to provide long-term, compassionate and end-of-life care to people across the UK. The 10 kilometer Hikes will take walkers through a gentle, beautifully lit route, under starlight in 11 locations across the UK.Young people need goalsAccording to the charity’s findings, young people are more likely to need a set goal in order to stick to a fitness regime with one in five saying they like a set event or goal to work towards, in contrast to one in 20 people aged over 55.Jason Suckley, director of fundraising and marketing at Sue Ryder, said: “We know that around 46 per cent of people who have ever taken part in a fundraising walk or run have done so in order to help them get fit, so with the Starlight Hikes we hope to attract participants of all fitness levels to see some of the UKs best known local landmarks – as well as fundraising – in a whole new light.“We want to encourage as many people as possible to go to our website and sign up for a walk event with a difference. We hope to recruit 10,000 walkers across the UK, each walking 10 kilometers with a goal of raising £1 million.”Starlight Hikes, night-time walks with a difference, will take place nationwide throughout September this year and aim to raise over £1million for Sue Ryder. By taking part in the walks, people will help Sue Ryder to provide care and support for people at a very challenging time in their life through a range and choice of services shaped around an individual’s personal care needs.The Sue Ryder Starlight Hikes will take place in eleven beautiful locations across the UK; Aberdeen, Bedford, Cheltenham, Clitheroe, Dundee, Driffield, Haworth, Ipswich, Leeds, Peterborough and Reading.For more information about Starlight Hike, or to sign up to a Starlight Hike event, please seewww.starlighthike.orgReferences1. TNS. February 2012. A nationally representative sample of 2,104 people 16-64 interviewed – 14th February 2012 – 20th February 2012  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 June 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Brits get fit with a little help from their friends – and a set goal!center_img Advertisement Tagged with: Events About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet

first_img AmericasCuba Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression News May 6, 2020 Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News Organisation News Follow the news on Cuba News AmericasCuba Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression December 2, 2016 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagocenter_img to go further October 15, 2020 Find out more Source: RTVE RSF_en Although repression of freedom of expression and freedom of press has been long-standing and systematic, the current wave of repression has been intensified by the application of Legal Decree 370 “ON THE COMPUTERIZATION OF CUBAN SOCIETY,” in force since July 4, 2019. At least 30 people have been subjected to interrogation, threats, and seizure of work equipment (especially that of journalists) for broadcasting their opinions on social media,  20 have been victims of 3,000-peso fines (120 US dollars), an amount triple the average monthly salary. Failure to pay these fines constitutes a crime punishable by six months in prison, a systematic approach that has enabled the Cuban State to sentence 7 civil society actors who are currently in prison. We are particularly troubled by the arbitrary citations and detentions occurring during this pandemic, as they also contradict the recommendations of the World Health Organization to promote social distancing.These facts demonstrate that the rights enshrined in the Cuban Constitution, but which have not been ratified with supplementary legislation, are merely empty words. Regarding freedom of expression, Article 54 of the Constitution states: “The State recognizes, upholds, and guarantees individuals’ freedom of thought, belief and expression,” and Article 55 asserts that “freedom of press” is a right that “is exercised in accordance with the law and to the good of society.” Additionally, this article establishes that “The principal means of social communication, in any of its forms and on any of its mediums, are the socialist property of the people or the political, social and grassroots organizations; and they are not subject to any other type of ownership. The State establishes the principles of organization and operation for all social media.”We understand that these constitutional principles are highly contradictory. Initially, they recognize the freedoms of expression and press, and immediately thereafter, they restrict their exercise. In accordance with the Constitution, Legal Decree 370, specifically Article 68, Subsection i), vaguely establishes as a violation the act of “spreading information contrary to the common good, morals, decency, and integrity through public data transmission networks.” This clause contravenes the standards of freedom of expression and restricts this right based on objectives that are illegitimate according to the International Declaration of Human Rights.The new Cuban Constitution, Legal Decree 370, and the actions of the Cuban State deeply contradict Article 19 of the International Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), signed by Cuba on February 28, 2008 but not since ratified. This framework, under which the Cuban State can sanction the use of information and communication technologies, inhibits the exercise of freedom of expression using such tools and platforms. Furthermore, it represents a real and ongoing threat of punishment for practically any opinion expressed that could be classified, at the State’s discretion, as a legal violation and lead to imprisonment. Additionally, this lack of predictability has a prohibitive and intimidating effect on the collective dimension of freedom of expression and assembly.We want to emphasize that Reporters Without Borders has listed Cuba as the country with the least press freedom in the Americas, placing it in 171st place and among the bottom ten in the global ranking in its last annual report. According to Freedom House, Cuba is the country with the least freedom on the net in the Americas and the fourth worst in the world, among the 65 countries monitored [1]. According to the CIVICUS Monitor, which tracks the freedoms of association, expression and peaceful assembly, its civic space is rated as “closed”.In 2019, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression expressed his concern about the diverse mechanisms of repression in Cuba [2]. In his 2019 report, the Inter-American Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression outlined the systematic persecution of independent journalists who publish information and opinions on topics of public interest and in his statement on April 18, 2020, he expressed his concern with restrictions on freedom of expression and access to information in the State’s response to COVID-19, highlighting the cases of journalists fined under Legal Decree 370.We call on the international community, governments, civil society and international human rights organizations to press the Cuban government to cease this persecution and harassment of independent Cuban journalists and their families immediately, to return their confiscated belongings, and to allow them the full and free exercise of their freedoms, thereby granting the Cuban citizenry free access to information.To the European External Action Service (EEAS), we urge you to follow the stances and explicit mandate [3] of your Parliament regarding the Agreement of Political Dialogue and Cooperation with Cuba, requesting that legal reforms be made to guarantee the freedoms of press, association and demonstration. We also incite you to actively support the civil society groups and individuals defending human rights in Cuba.To the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Office of the High Commissioner, we petition you to make a public declaration recommending that the Cuban State revise its legislation and abolish any norms that restrict freedom of opinion and expression.We appeal to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), to take a stand and apply the same standards as required for all of the countries in the region, based on the reports of the IACHR on the human rights situation in Cuba. Cuba is a member state of the OAS and has not denounced the Charter. It assumed an obligation when it signed the Inter-American system’s instruments on human rights, and its current suspension does not release it from complying this obligation.We reiterate our full solidarity with the independent journalists and civil society actors persecuted for exercising their freedom of expression. [1] Freedom on the Net, 2019, Freedom House.[2] Comunicaciones AL CUB 1/2019, OL CUB 2/2019, AL CUB 5/2019, AL CUB 7/2019[3] Resolución “Cuba, en particular el caso de José Daniel Ferrer” P9_TA(2019)0073 del 28 de Noviembre del 2019 Fidel Castro’s heritage: flagrant media freedom violations Receive email alerts The undersigned civil society organizations express our profound concern and condemnation of the persecution against independent journalists and civil society actors in Cuba. This persecution has increased since the beginning of the year, particularly during the health crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. 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Kurdish president pardons doctor who was jailed for writing about homosexuality

first_imgNews RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa center_img Organisation Follow the news on Iraq News to go further News December 28, 2020 Find out more December 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish president pardons doctor who was jailed for writing about homosexuality Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s release of physician and freelance journalist Adel Hussein from prison in Erbil (330 km north of Baghdad) under a pardon granted by the president of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan at the start of every religious festival. Hussein had been in prison since 24 November, when he was found guilty of offending public decency under article 403 of the criminal code for writing an article about homosexuality for the independent Kurdish-language weekly Hawlati.————————————————————–2.12.2008Doctor jailed in Kurdistan for writing about homosexualityReporters Without Borders calls for the release of Adel Hussein, a doctor who was sentenced to six months in prison on 24 November in the Kurdish city of Erbil for writing an article about homosexuality for the independent weekly Hawlati. He was found guilty of offending public decency under article 403 of the criminal code.“Sexual practices are part of the individual freedoms that a democratic state is supposed to promote and protect,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Furthermore, Hussein did not defend homosexuality. He limited himself to describing a form of behaviour from a scientific viewpoint.”The press freedom organisation added: “We are astonished to learn that a press case has been tried under the criminal code. What was the point of adopting – and then liberalising – a press code in the Kurdistan region if people who contribute to the news media are still be tried under more repressive laws?”Currently held in the main prison in Erbil (330 km north of Baghdad), Hussein was prosecuted as a result of a complaint brought by the city’s public prosecutor over a scientific article published in April 2007 that detailed the physical effects of sodomy. As well as getting a six-month jail term, he was fined 125,000 dinars (85 euros).A member of the Union of Kurdish Journalists, Hussein often writes articles for the local press and hosts a programme on Newroz TV. Tareq Fateh, one of Hawlati’s editors, told Reporters Without Borders the sentence was unfair. “Sex education articles should not be judged according to the standards of public decency,” he said. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”last_img read more

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Pasadena Resident to Step Down as LA Master Chorale Pres/CEO at Season End

first_imgPeople Pasadena Resident to Step Down as LA Master Chorale Pres/CEO at Season End From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 3, 2014 | 1:40 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week LAMC’s Terry Knowles. Photo courtesy LAMCHighly regarded and beloved arts luminary Terry Knowles (Pasadena), longtime President & CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) who has led the organization since 2000 through the most phenomenal growth period in its 50-year history, has announced that she will step down from her current post at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. LAMC Chairman David Gindler announced that in recognition of Knowles’ superlative contributions to the chorus and the choral arts during her extraordinary 15-year tenure, the Chorale will honor her at its annual gala, whose Honorary Chair on this occasion is composer John Adams, on March 1, 2015, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Knowles is stepping down to resume a consulting career, assisting non-profit organizations to reach their goals through good governance, strategic planning, effective resource development and mediation. According to Gindler, the Chorale has engaged Arts Consulting Group, the leading provider of executive search and other services for the arts and culture industry, to conduct the national search for her replacement.“Under Terry’s exceptional and visionary leadership, the Los Angeles Master Chorale has become one of the world’s preeminent professional choirs, enjoying unsurpassed artistic expansion, remarkable fiscal growth, robust community partnerships and a stellar international reputation,” states Gindler. “We are extremely grateful to her for the incredible impact she has had on the Chorale as well as on the City of Los Angeles and the choral community at large. There is no stronger advocate for choral music than Terry, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale has benefited beyond measure from her unwavering support, shrewd management and deeply felt passion. Through her work, she has touched the lives of so many people, and her legacy will endure long after she steps down.”Knowles made a strategic decision to undertake a transition at this time to coincide with the beginning of a new era for the Chorale with the recently announced five-year extension of Artistic Director Grant Gershon’s contract through the 2019-2020 season. ”The opportunity to partner with Grant in this remarkable journey has been the greatest gift of my professional life,” says Knowles. “Like so many other people, I have learned a great deal from him, and through his artistry and vision have enjoyed some of the most extraordinary musical experiences one could imagine. At this critical moment in the organization’s evolution, it will benefit from a new leader who brings a fresh mindset and creativity as the Chorale launches its second half-century.”“Terry Knowles is one of the true behind-the-scenes heroes in the performing arts today,” says Gershon. “I certainly don’t know of a better, more happy and productive relationship between an Artistic Director and the President of a performing arts organization than that which I’ve enjoyed with Terry. She is one of the wisest people that I know, and under her inspired leadership the LA Master Chorale has experienced tremendous and sustained growth in every area. Terry cares deeply about the music and about our artists, and she has earned the admiration of all who have been touched by this organization.”During her remarkable tenure with the Chorale, Knowles helped facilitate the choir’s transition to Walt Disney Concert Hall, has increased the Chorale’s operating budget by more than 80% to $5.4 million, in part during one of the worst economic periods in modern times, expanded its season and institutional profile significantly and has worked closely with Artistic Director Grant Gershon, who was appointed Music Director Designate just a few days after Knowles, to help him realize his artistic vision for the past 15 seasons. She has also overseen ambitious commissioning projects and a long-term strategic plan, tours to Europe, New York and the Midwest, the release of six commercial CDs, a recording partnership with Decca Classics, the Chorale’s expanded relationship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other leading Southland music organizations, and the launch of the “Voices Within” education outreach program, inspiring the next generation of composers, singers and music lovers. Under Knowles’ management, the Chorale has twice received the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming – in 2003 and 2010 – as well as Chorus America’s prestigious 2012 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral music award. She served on the Chorus America Board of Directors from 1990-1996. In 2014, both the City Club of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus honored Knowles for her outstanding leadership in the arts community. 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UL Hospitals Group Working To Improve Patient Experience

first_imgNewsHealthUL Hospitals Group Working To Improve Patient ExperienceBy Staff Reporter – April 17, 2018 1181 Linkedin Clare could provide solution to Limerick hospital problems Twitter Email New theatre suite in progress at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stay SunSmart come rain or shine University Hospital LimerickAcute hospitals across the country will again this year participate in the National Patient Experience Survey. The 2018 survey is part of a broader programme to help improve the quality and safety of healthcare services provided to patients in Ireland.The survey tries to understand how patients interact with the healthcare system and how they experience this process. It will help us establish what is working well in our hospitals and what needs to be improved.All inpatients discharged from University Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital during May 2018 will be invited to participate in this survey.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Prof Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group, said, “the results of the 2017 survey provided us with a rich source of information to help improve hospital care.  We used the results to develop quality improvement plans, which outlined how patients’ priorities are being addressed”The 2017 survey demonstrated that many patients reported very positive experiences of care on the ward, patients were very positive about the support they received from staff and patients also reported positive experiences of emotional support.Key findings for UL Hospitals Group in the 2017 survey were that across the UL Hospitals Group, 84% of patients rated their overall experience as good (29%) or very good (55%).Asked whether they had trust and confidence in the staff treating them, 85% of patients replied always; 13% sometimes and 2% said they did not.A number of areas for improvement were identified and these included waiting times in the emergency department, communications around diagnosis and test results and the patient discharge and transfer process.According to Miriam McCarthy, Patient Advocacy and Liaison Services Manager: “the Patient Experience Survey results have given us a clear insight into the patient’s experiences in our hospitals and have assisted us in understanding what really matters to patients. It confirms for us the importance of working in partnership with our patients, their carers, our staff and communities. Even small changes can lead to improved patient safety,  wellbeing and care experience. These findings will serve to inform quality improvement initiatives across the UL Hospitals Group.”In response to last year’s survey findings UL Hospitals Group has developed a quality improvement plan – Listening Responding and Improving  – and to date we have implemented a number of improvements or projects, including:·        The opening of a new Emergency Department at UHL; a number of new projects on Patient Flow implemented including one focused on patients over the age of 75 which has reduced by two hours their average wait times in ED·        Full patient meals are now served to admitted patients in ED; a review of patient menus is underway and a new policy around mealtimes implemented on some sites·        New name badges have been introduced across the Group as part of the #hellomynameis campaign·        Wider promotion of the role of pastoral care team in UHL so patients of all faiths and none can speak to someone about their worries or fears·        Additional PALS volunteers for ED at UHL; a patient befriender volunteer for Nenagh Hospital·        New leaflets are being published for patients with information around the discharge process and around medication management on discharge;·        Patient information- updating leaflets to ensure they comply with NALA health literacy guidelines –examples include those for patient attending eye theatre and ward in UHL; Croom Orthopaedic Hospital reviewing information packs covering everything from pre-op assessment to post-discharge; notice boards for patients and visitors being piloted in two ward area in UHL·        New Community Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Clare working with Ennis Hospital, patients and families around discharge planning. What Matters To You Project – supporting more meaningful conversations between patients and caregivers – plans underway to roll it out further in Ennis·        Electronic discharge has commenced in Cardiology at UHL and is being expanded“We again encourage our patients to participate in this year’s survey – their feedback is very important to us and provides us with important information on how we can continue to improve patient care and build on positive patient experience.” Prof Cowan concluded.More about health here. 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Census will provide clarification on the number of unoccupied houses – CSO

first_imgNews Facebook By News Highland – April 8, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Sunday evening is Census night – when every household in the country is obliged to fill out a form to help plan for our future needs.203 Enumerators have been delivering the documents to households in Donegal for the past number of weeks, with reports that their task is being made increasingly difficult by the number of unoccupied houses in the county.CSO spokesperson Aiden Punch says one of the things the census will do is identify where the empty houses are and get an accurate picture of the situation, both locally and nationally………………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/cso830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebookcenter_img Census will provide clarification on the number of unoccupied houses – CSO Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleArmy dispose of device habded in to Milford Garda StationNext articleCope calls for regional decision making in EU fishing policy News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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