James Haskell discusses mental health and fitness in sport

first_imgThursday Nov 28, 2013 James Haskell discusses mental health and fitness in sport James Haskell and former Badminton star Gail Emms join Paul McVeigh for a Sportlobster TV discussion about mental health in sport, and how professional athletes and sportsmen of all calibres deal with some of the pressures that exist.In a fascinating part of the discussion, Haskell goes into detail about how an ex girlfriend once dumped him just hours before kick off against the All Blacks.“I did kind of imagine the All Blacks were her aswell, so I put extra venom into the tackle.”He then explains that music plays a key part in how to deal with such situations, and that the rugby team environment plays a huge role in coping with whatever kind of external stress you’re under.There are some very interesting insights, as well as amusing anecdotes from all involved.Thanks to the guys at Sportlobster. Follow our new page at sportlobster.com/rugbydumpADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Pedro Moran 3851 / MMCV

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/621458/pedro-moran-3851-mmcv Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/621458/pedro-moran-3851-mmcv Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 18 Share Apartments Photographs Photographs:  Daniela Mac AddenCollaborator:Leonardo Pereyra DupertuisStructures:José A. Zaldúa, ingConstruction:Karpel Hermanos S.R.L.Project Architects:Sergio Mizraji, Jacquelin CicchinelliProject Director:Andrés GagliardiSite Director:Patricia BarragánCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Located in the center of the block in a residential area of Villa Devoto in Buenos Aires, is this apartment building on a triple lot. The project for this building had two stages: the first, older, belonging to an earlier period of the architecture office, where we worked exclusively on perfecting the plan for its possible real estate development; and a more current second stage where we worked on the existing base developing the envelope with particular attention to the facade.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWhile in the total volume of the building we propose some setbacks and overhangs on the sides, leading to expansions, the facade reflects the design process in stages while at the same time it is a product of its construction system. The whole facade works horizontally expressing the exposed concrete slabs that mark the four levels of apartments and vertically with inclined planes changing direction, in a narrow volume that takes the width of the lot, the total building height and 0.60 meters of depth, which are absorbed from the usable floor area, to allow the play of vertical planes. This operation allowed to blur the symmetry that the plan brought from its original layout where there were two apartments per floor with expansions of the living rooms to the front and the openings of the bedrooms along the back of the building.Save this picture!PlanThese inclined planes occur in two locations: in the kitchen-dining room and laundry, to the front, as these are the environments that lend themselves the most to yield plan area, unlike the living rooms where we sought to take advantage of the entire surface and achieve full transparency of its boundaries. Thus, in the front there is a more opaque and solid area in the center part which contains the laundries, kitchens and grills, and another transparent and empty area towards the ends, with the expansions and living rooms that take advantage of the setback on the sides which serves as a buffer for some cross ventilation in the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenInside, we keep a complete continuity of the floor and ceiling planes throughout the surface of the plan, with an overall height of 2.60 meters, the result of the construction technique developed by the office, with a sandwich of joists and subfloor of 0.40 meters, where all services are concentrated; the use of interior and exterior framing from floor to ceiling avoiding openings; and the resolution of the concrete structure as a defining material of the project that allows the formation of an open ground floor from a “transition plan” with beams 0.60 meters high on average, with variable widths between 0.60 and 1.00 meter, that enable to vary the arrangement and section of the columns on the base and development of the building.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe ground floor is open, with circular columns, the continuous ceiling over the whole surface, and the transparent landing stripped of light fixtures that are incorporated into the handrails. On the sides are the garages, and in the back there is a common room, with a particular sector projected onto the pool in a black volume that works as a spa and fitness area.Project gallerySee allShow lessDelve Into “The Possibilities of Perception” with Satellite Photo Art by ULTRADISTANCIAMiscThe 17 Top Architect-Designed Products at Milan Design Week 2015Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Projectscenter_img Pedro Moran 3851 / MMCV Architects: MMCV Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 CopyApartments•Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina Pedro Moran 3851 / MMCVSave this projectSavePedro Moran 3851 / MMCV “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMMCVOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on April 24, 2015Cite: “Pedro Moran 3851 / MMCV” [Pedro Moran 3851 / MMCV] 24 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Axis Vanam / The Purple Ink Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932136/axis-vanam-the-purple-ink-studio Clipboard India Projects Landscape: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932136/axis-vanam-the-purple-ink-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Otis, Asian Paints, Brown Kota & Black Granite, Ganesh Sign Boards, Madhavi constructions, Prashali Bricks, Trimble, UPVC Windows, Z.S Fabricator “COPY” The Purple Ink Studio, Aditi Pai Design Team:Akshay Heranjal, Nishita Bhatia, Sharanya, Priyanka, Arpita Pai, JaikumarClients:Axis Concept Construction Pvt LtdEngineering:Naik AssociatesConsultants:Ceecon EngineersCity:BangaloreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Axis Vanam (Vanam meaning ‘Forest’ in Sanskrit) is a project that aims to be a green oasis within the chaos of its surroundings. The project was initiated with the idea of condensing the gap between the built and greens. With a little research of the neighborhood, we identified the diminishing greens and dying lakes in the vicinity. Vanam is a reaction to this increasing breach in the urban fabric. It is designed as a stimulus to restore the balance in the built and green spaces blurring the boundaries between the two.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaLocated in the heart of one of the busiest neighborhoods in Bangalore, Vanam is a mid-size housing project with 20 living units stacked across 5 levels. Every unit is outward-facing, with openings planned to integrate ample light and cross- ventilation. The central core is well lit with skylights and louvers at the terrace level assisting in stack ventilation and making all the extents comfortable and less dependent on mechanical ventilation.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaEach unit is compact and planned as a 2 Bedroom apartment with an additional flexible area, planned to be an extension to the deck. This space can be actively used by the residents for their various activities of the day. The structure also gives the flexibility to convert this area into a green pocket; hence no two units are alike. The multi-functional space changes in accordance with time and is adaptive to the lifestyle of the users. The openings in the apartment are planned in the wind direction to induce ample natural ventilation. The balconies/decks are staggered to offer double-height volumes that are attached to either the Living or the Master Bedroom, also opening itself for taller trees in the balconies.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe balcony is re-defined as a “garden deck” to hold soil and paving, providing each home with its private garden at all levels. Moving away from the conventional box for the deck, the form of the balcony takes a cue from the soil repose angle and facilitates a sunk for soil filling. The fragmented, yet fluid configuration of the balcony enhances the overall building geometry. The structure for the balcony is planned by adding deeper beams to undertake the soil load which in course also opened the way for taller windows touching the beam bottom for the lower unit.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe form-work for the balconies was planned in a prototype of 4 feet width, 6 feet height. With several mock-ups done in GI to test the form, the final shuttering modules were done in MS. While the ideal methodology would have been to pre-cast the balconies, due to limited financial resources manual labor was involved and all the balconies were individually casted with the available number of modules and time frame. The planter boxes also followed the form and function of the balcony with integrated sunk to add more horizontal green spaces at each level.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe overall material palette interweaves with the greens from the balconies and planters. It is planned to highlight the double-height corner volumes and scale down the visual vocabulary. 12mm thick brick cladding along with exposed grey textures formed the prime façade materials. The alternate deck projections and materiality of the façade is also enhanced by the sun movement and the quality of light and shadow.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe common areas are further held together by natural stone flooring and terracotta jaalis for the skylight areas. The planting pattern is tropical and native to the local region. Each balcony is provided with a tree engaging the users with their greens. The extended cantilevered spaces in the form of balconies and planter box give the user the opportunity to grow greens along the entire length. Expectantly, in the years to come, one would find more greens from the building than one would expect from an otherwise concrete surface. The building is an attempt, to function as an environmental filter by introducing “intermediate landscapes” that connect the residents with their green spaces.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaProject gallerySee allShow lessRural Frameworks: Ghana’s New Spaces for LearningArticlesUNSense Develops an Adaptive Neighborhood of 100 Homes, part of UNStudio Brainport S…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Bangalore, Karnataka, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Area:  22000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Bangalore, Indiacenter_img Year:  Axis Vanam / The Purple Ink Studio ArchDaily Axis Vanam / The Purple Ink StudioSave this projectSaveAxis Vanam / The Purple Ink StudioSave this picture!© Niveditaa Gupta+ 36Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Architects: The Purple Ink Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Niveditaa Gupta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs 2019 CopyAbout this officeThe Purple Ink StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBangaloreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on January 21, 2020Cite: “Axis Vanam / The Purple Ink Studio” 21 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Axis Vanam住宅,双材质的错位拼贴 / The Purple Ink Studio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! 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Portobello House / Scullion Architects

first_img Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily 2020 Portobello House / Scullion Architects Portobello House / Scullion ArchitectsSave this projectSavePortobello House / Scullion Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949171/portobello-house-scullion-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Domus Tiles, BEARFOOT, In Opera, Trimble Navigation, VINDRDesign Team:Declan Scullion, Ciaran Treanor, Viktoria HevesiEngineering:Loscher Moran EngineersLandscape:Hobart MaysConsultants:Donovan Low EnergyCity:DublinCountry:IrelandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fionn McCannRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Located in Portobello, near Dublin’s City Centre, this project involves the renovation and extension of a typical Victorian villa-style terraced house for a young family. The house is one of many in the area where the entrance and original main reception room are located at the stair half-landing level, with half level access above to bedrooms and a half level below access to the rear kitchen and garden. We extracted the maximum volume of living area through excavating the main reception room floor down to create a partly sunken 5-metre high kitchen connecting to the garden level to the rear, with south light entering overhead through the original bay window.Save this picture!© Fionn McCannSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Fionn McCannWhat was formerly the entrance door into the reception room is now a window, generating an oblique view down to the kitchen below upon entry to the dark blue entrance hall. Below and straight ahead, a densely planted garden can be glimpsed through the glass sliding doors of the bathroom.Save this picture!© Fionn McCannThe floor of the bathroom is laid with pebbles and part-lined with dark timber and benefits from full-height glazing onto its own private garden surrounded by a pergola and a courtyard beyond. Whilst a smaller shower-room opposite is tiled with vertical dark green tiles over a white terrazzo plinth – again viewing the outdoors through mirrored glazing and dense planting. A sense of retreat and withdrawal typifies the bathing areas of the house.Save this picture!© Fionn McCannThe first-floor extension provides a new master bedroom with an internal hatch door overlooking the kitchen below, which when opened allows a view across the full length of the site front to back. Externally the extension is lined with highly durable dark green stained Accoya timber which alternates in orientation to provide rhythm and animation to the new rear façade. The house and extension gather themselves around the sunken courtyard generating their own world apart and a sense of removal from the busy city beyond.Save this picture!© Fionn McCannProject gallerySee allShow lessBook Presentation: The City Beyond ArchitectureBook Product LaunchYear of Gathering: Connecting to Community in the time of COVID-19Panel Discussion Share Architects: Scullion Architects Area Area of this architecture project Ireland CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•Dublin, Irelandcenter_img “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Fionn McCann+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Projects Photographs Photographs:  Fionn McCann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949171/portobello-house-scullion-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeScullion ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionDublinOn FacebookIrelandPublished on October 18, 2020Cite: “Portobello House / Scullion Architects” 18 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 streamlast_img read more

New funding scheme for international health links

first_img Tagged with: Funding  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK-based international health charity THET and the British Council have established a funding scheme aimed at strengthening partnerships, or ‘links’ between UK health institutions and their counterparts in developing countries.The International Health Links Funding Scheme (IHLFS), worth £3 million, is a three-year scheme that provides grants and support for Links. It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Department of Health.The primary purpose of Links is to build the capacity of developing countries’ health systems. Link activities can be very broad and include training and capacity-building for staff, providing practical skills, continuing professional development, and curriculum development. Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 September 2009 | News New funding scheme for international health links The International Health Links Funding Scheme will be divided into three levels:1) Small grants of up to £3,000 for ‘brokering’ or supporting the development of new and young Links;2) Medium grants of up to £15,000 over one or two years, and;3) Large grants of up to £60,000 per year for three years.Grants will be given to Links that contribute to the achievement of priorities defined in the national health plans of target developing countries.The funding scheme is open to a wide range of not-for-profit health institutions including developing country hospitals, health training institutions or professional associations, and their UK counterparts, such as NHS Trusts and professional associations. Universities can participate, but not as lead partners.www.britishcouncil.org/learning-healthlinks  43 total views,  1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Buttigieg Says it’s Time to Update America’s Infrastructure

first_img SHARE SHARE Buttigieg Says it’s Time to Update America’s Infrastructure Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/buttigieg-infrastructure-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Infrastructure has been a hot topic recently as President Joe Biden is proposing to spend more than two trillion dollars to revitalize America’s transportation infrastructure, water systems, broadband access in rural America, and manufacturing. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, while speaking to Punchbowl News, says it’s time to get the infrastructure system updated.“There is enormous public impatience to do something here. So, the best thing we have going for us is the fact that we don’t have a lot of work to do to convince the American people that this is a good plan. We’ll continue to work to remind the American people about what’s in it and why we think it’ll make a big difference. And more importantly, why this isn’t about just getting through this quarter or this year economically, but really creating the kind of economic strength that we’re going to need generationally for this country to be thriving.”While most Americans think that infrastructure updates are vital for the nation’s future, getting an infrastructure bill through Congress isn’t going to be easy.“Even something that is wildly popular among Democrats and Republicans in every part of the country, we can’t necessarily count on the same level of support on Capitol Hill. And that’s why we’re closely engaging, and not just sharing but listening, as we speak to members of both chambers and both parties. You’ve seen the president convening in the Oval Office members of both parties in the House and Senate.”He says the administration is spending a lot of time talking to members of Congress about the benefits.“I think these next few days and weeks are going to be critical in terms of forming and passing something that’s going to again not just going to be the transportation policy of the moment, but really a defining decision for generations to come.”Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleINFB Health Plan Holders See Significant Savings Compared to Previous CoverageNext articleNewest Tyler Trent Scholarship Winner’s Story in Overcoming Life’s Obstacles, Prepares to Graduate College of Agriculture Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News Buttigieg Says it’s Time to Update America’s Infrastructure By Eric Pfeiffer – May 11, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Full-time employee benefits change

first_imgLinkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook + posts New university committee caters to diversity and inclusion Tuition to increase 4.9 percent next school year Staff Assembly members listening as Michelle Whiteley explains the new benefits. Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ ReddIt Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ printTCU full-time employees should expect to see the cost of insurance benefits rise about 8 percent next year.Michelle Whiteley, the director of benefits for human resources, talked about the changes earlier this month at a staff assembly meeting. “The cost of medical care continues to go up year after year,” Whiteley said. Last year, employee contributions rose 12 percent. Whiteley attributed that increase to new advances in technology and new medications arising in the medical field. Whiteley told staff assembly members at their meeting earlier this month that 2017 benefits enrollment for full-time faculty and staff members opens Oct. 24. It is mandatory that every full-time employee re-elects his or her benefit enrollment because benefits will not automatically rollover into the next year.Staff Assembly members listening as Michelle Whiteley explains the new benefits.Whiteley said TCU is increasing its contributions to health savings accounts for employees enrolled in the high deductible health plan. TCU will double the contribution to the individuals to $1,000, and families will receive $1,500, up from $1,000 this year. “That’s huge,” Whiteley said. “This seed money along with what you’re able to contribute can help you offset those immediate out-of-pocket costs.”Whiteley said TCU will be changing its life insurance carrier from Mutual of Omaha to Unum due to a better overall price and increased coverage. Under the new Unum plan, employees can have up to $1 million maximum coverage for the basic plan and an additional $800,000 for the supplemental plan.  Life insurance will be a part of the online enrollment system this year for the first time. “There are some serious pros to switching to Unum, and they happened to have the best pricing,” Whiteley said. The prescription plan will also be seeing changes. In the past, there were two options: the basic and buy-up plans. These two will be merged and there will be one option for all employees with medical insurance. “There’s a flat $10 co-pay,” Whiteley said. “If the cost of the actual [prescription] is less that $10, you pay that.” Human Resources plans to publish tutorial videos and hold sessions for employees to help with benefits enrollment. For more information, visit hr.tcu.edu. Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Previous articleCRES curriculum up for approvalNext articleStudy abroad adds Rome and Madrid to semester programs Nia Brookins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter ReddIt Nia Brookins Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Facebook Linkedin Best-selling author tells stories at local library TAGSphotos Provost recommends decentralized testing centers Twitter Nia Brookins is a multimedia journalist from Fort Worth, Texas studying writing and journalism. In her free time she likes to make music and write poetry. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

China: citizen-journalist serving life imprisonment nominated for top human rights award

first_img September 27, 2019 China: citizen-journalist serving life imprisonment nominated for top human rights award April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur citizen-journalist and academic currently serving a life sentence in China, is among the nominees for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The winner will be announced on Monday September 30th at the opening of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has since urged to cancel the nomination that he sees as a support to “extremist terrorism”.“Ilham Tohti has committed no crime and was merely doing his duties of a journalist by reporting on the Uyghur community” said Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Border (RSF) East Asia Bureau, who called for “the immediate release of Ilham Tohti and all other journalists and bloggers imprisoned by the Chinese regime.”Tohti founded Uyghurbiz, a website reporting news on Uyghur-related issue that is aimed at promoting peaceful dialogue between different communities in China’s Xinjiang province. He was branded a separatist and received a life sentence in 2014. Tohti was awarded the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award in 2014 and the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2016.China is the largest prison in the world for journalists, with at least 115 detainees, and ranks 177th out of 180 countries and territories in the RSF World Press Freedom Index 2019. PHOTO: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) praises the nomination of Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, currently serving a life sentence in China, for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. News Receive email alertscenter_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedCitizen-journalistsPredators News Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedCitizen-journalistsPredators RSF_en Follow the news on China to go further Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

One journalist, two bloggers murdered in Brazilian Black November

first_img After last month’s murders of two independent bloggers and a radio presenter in the space of 11 days in northeastern Brazil, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s justice system to combat impunity for crimes of violence against news providers and to reinforce their protection. Receive email alerts BrazilAmericas All three of November’s victims were killed in the same way, by masked gunmen on motorcycles.Israel Gonçalves Silva, 37, was killed on 10 November in Lagoa de Itaenga, in Pernambuco state. A Radio Comunitária Itaenga FM presenter, he had received death threats in the past. Independent blogger Italo Eduardo Diniz Barros, 30, was found dead three days later in Governador Nunes Freire, in Maranhão state. Orislandio Timóteo de Araújo, 37, a blogger known as Roberto Lano, was gunned down on 21 November in Buriticupu, also in Maranhão. He was a radio host as well as having his own blog . Although two of these murders took place in Maranhão, it is not regarded as a particularly dangerous state.All three were involved in the politics of their towns and criticized the alleged corrupt practices of local officials and politicians in their blog posts or broadcasts. The police are investigating all three murders with the aim of identifying the perpetrators and instigators, and their motives.“We appeal to both the relevant local authorities and the Brazilian government to shed all possible light on these appalling and cowardly acts,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The possibility that these murders were linked to the victims’ work as journalists should not be ruled out by the police and justice system, which has a duty to protect bloggers and journalists throughout the country.”November’s deaths bring the total of journalists and bloggers murdered this year in Brazil to seven. The previous victims were Gleydson Carvalho on 6 August, Djalma Santos da Conceição on 22 May, Evany José Metzker, a journalist and blogger found beheaded on 18 May, and Gerardo Ceferino Servían Coronel on 4 March.Brazil is ranked 99th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation RSF_en Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas to go further News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Brazil April 27, 2021 Find out more News December 11, 2015 – Updated on April 20, 2016 One journalist, two bloggers murdered in Brazilian Black November April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleBasketball – National League Weekend PreviewsNext articleLimerick’s Dorothy Meaney awarded National Carer of the Year 2016 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter TAGSArrivalcompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – November 18, 2016 712 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday November 21.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up What actress stars in ‘Arrival’?A. Jennifer LawrenceB. Amy AdamsC. Saoirse Ronan WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Emaillast_img read more