Property prices up 1.8 per cent in October

first_img whatsapp Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndoBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach RaiderUndo House prices in the UK rose by 1.8 per cent in October compared with the previous month, the Halifax said.The average home cost £164,919, according to the survey.“An increase in the number of properties available for sale in recent months, together with a decline in demand, has put some downward pressure on prices in recent months,” said Halifax housing economist Martin Ellis.“We do not believe that prices are set to fall sharply over a sustained period.” Thursday 4 November 2010 5:06 am Property prices up 1.8 per cent in October Tags: NULLcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp John Dunne More From Our Partners Why people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at Sharelast_img read more

Industry 2021 predictions

first_imgMichael Daly, vice president North America, Catena MediaClive Hawkswood, industry consultant and former CEO, Remote Gambling AssociationAnika Howard, vice president brand marketing and digital, Foxwoods Resort CasinoHarry Lang, marketing director, Buzz Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Mark Balestra, partner, Segev LLPMelanie Ellis, partner, Northridge LawGustaf Hoffstedt, chief executive, Branscheforenigen för Onlinespel (BOS)David McLeish, partner, Wiggin Camilla Bille, vice president people and culture, Better CollectiveAndrew Bulloss, partner and head of the gaming practice, Odgers BerndtsonMarwa Mitchell, vice president recruitment North America, Pentasia Part four – marketing Part eight – social responsibility Part three – finance Anthony Evans, VP of product strategy, PlaytechCiara Nic Liam, commercial director – gaming, BetssonStéphane Pallez, chairwoman and CEO, FDJ GroupJoe Saumarez Smith, chairman, Eyas Gaming Part two – land-based operators and suppliers This year’s predictions series is the broadest and most comprehensive put together by the iGB team. Maris Catania, head of responsible gaming and research, KindredGrainne Hurst, group corporate affairs director, EntainDaniela Johansson, deputy CEO and chief responsibility officer, PAFMatt Zarb-Cousin, founder, Clean Up Gambling Part five – people 9th March 2021 By contenteditor 2 minutes read After the unprecedented disruption in 2020, iGB brings together a host of leading industry figures to find out what they believe will shape the sector in the coming year. Part one – igaming operators and suppliers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Industry 2021 predictions Mohit Kansal, partner, ClairvestNikos Konstakis, VP sportsbook, SG DigitalCristina Turbatu, head of innovation lab and marketplace, PlaytechMattias Wedar, chief product and technology officer, LeoVegas Topics: ICE365 Content Series It features established industry names, such as Betsson, La Française des Jeux and Novomatic, alongside up-and-comers including Bally’s Corporation and Eyas Gaming. Email Address Part seven – regulation Part six – technology and innovation Julian Buhagiar, co-founder, RB CapitalSimon Holliday, founder, H2 Gambling CapitalChristian Tirabassi, senior partner, Ficom Leisure Brendan Bussmann, partner, Global Market AdvisorsJohannes Gratzl and Ryszard Presch, members of the executive management board, NovomaticFrank Kennedy, senior VP of casino operations, Four Winds CasinoGeorge Papanier, president and CEO, Bally’s Corporationlast_img read more

S11 House / ArchiCentre

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Malaysia Houses S11 House / ArchiCentre Projects Photographs:  H.Lin HoSave this picture!© H.Lin HoText description provided by the architects. The S11 house is located in an established older suburb of Petaling Jaya. The existing old house on the site was built in the early 1960’s and had become dilapidated and run-down over the years. A new green tropical house was planned for the site and conceptualized along the lines of a tree. The large tree canopy would cover and shelter the living spaces underneath it. The S11 House was designed to achieve the highest level Platinum rating of Malaysia’s Green Building Index (GBI).Save this picture!© H.Lin HoThere were five significant existing trees on the site. Three very old and sculptural frangipanis, a large star-fruit and a coconut palm tree. All these were retained and the new house was set in the midst of them. Much of the demolished old house materials were re-used. Old crushed concrete roof tiles for gravel fill, old clay bricks were cleaned and re-used for feature walls, roofing timbers were used for formwork strutting and propping, old steel were all sold off to steel yards, crushed concrete and cement aprons were re-used for backfilling aggregate. Save this picture!© H.Lin HoThe S11 house has a clear north-south orientation for all its openings and windows. The east and west walls were deliberately void of any significant glazed openings and were constructed of better insulated aerated light weight concrete blocks. In addition they were coated in heat reflecting paint in camouflage motif and also shaded by a wire netting screen wall of fruit and vegetable climbers. These would help to reduce much of the heat gain through the east and west walls. The large tree-like canopy roof is constructed of lightweight recyclable profiled steel metal sheets coated in a light off-white colour to minimize heat absorption. The roof insulation comprises 200mm thick 50kg/m3 rockwool and two layers of heat reflective foil. A 200mm thick ventilated air space is left between the metal ceiling lining and the rockwool to further improve heat insulation. The overall roof U value is an impressive 0.14. The glazing comprises 9.38mm thick low-E safety laminated glass with a 90% openable area. The overall building envelope OTTV is 29.63. Save this picture!© H.Lin HoA specially designed wind turbine combined with a steel framed glazed pyramid provides the house with “stack effect” ventilation and light pipes. These 15 numbers of turbines are driven both by wind as well as convection when the air within the glass pyramids heat up as a result of the greenhouse effect. A 3 degree differential is enough to spin the turbines by convection. The large canopy roof is pitched at 5 degrees to facilitate self cleaning of roofing material and solar panels. A 5 KW peak photovoltaic installation is mounted unto the large canopy roof and the generated electricity is sold back into the national electric grid. The solar hot water heaters are also located on the large roof area./ Save this picture!ElevationRainwater collected on the canopy roof drains directly into the series of rainwater harvesting tanks. These are aligned in series for sedimentation control and the water from the last tank is used for all the toilet flushing, gardening and car washingrequirements. All the tap fittings and sanitary wares have water saving and reduction valves. Save this picture!© H.Lin HoThe majority of the house has bare natural finishes – raw off-form concrete walls and ceilings, cement plastered walls without paint and natural fair-faced common red clay brickwork. Stonework for bathrooms, driveway and Ground Floor living areas all come from project rejects. The timber flooring and upper decks are all Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified whilst the ground floor decking timbers are old recycled chengal collected over many years. Limited surfaces are painted with Low VOC paints. All internal joinery work has low VOC content and also water based glues. The 1m X 1m modular book shelves are all made from recycled waste plywood off-cuts with low VOC coatings and water based glues. The modules are stackable and can be relocated with ease in the boot of a car. Save this picture!© H.Lin HoThe double volume Family room is located on the first floor and the 7m high full sliding glass walls facilitate maximum cross ventilation whilst also opening up the entire internal living space unto the outdoor deck. Lighting for the house are predominantly energy saving T5 tubes, LEDs and compact fluorescents. The house has full home office capability with Cat5 fibre-optics and broadband connections./ The swimming pool and koi pond are located at the two extreme north-south ends and provide evaporative cooling for the house. Blackwater is treated in the onsite sewerage treatment plant and the recycled water is used for garden irrigation. A composting yard treats all the household organic and garden wastes and provides high grade compost fertilizer for the vegetable and fruit gardens. All new trees and plants are tropical natives that are generally maintenance free and suitable for the Malaysian climate./Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessProspective Photo Essay: Kimbell Art Museum & Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth / Amit…ArticlesZaha Hadid Seeing Double in ChinaArticles Share “COPY” Save this picture!© H.Lin Ho+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Petaling Jaya, Malaysiacenter_img Photographs Architects: archicentre Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 S11 House / ArchiCentreSave this projectSaveS11 House / ArchiCentre ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officearchicentreOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPetaling JayaHousesMalaysiaPublished on January 02, 2013Cite: “S11 House / ArchiCentre” 02 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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The Ibiza Campo Loft / The Nieuw + ibiza interiors

first_img The Ibiza Campo Loft / The Nieuw + ibiza interiors Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Spain 2018 Projects “COPY” Architects: The Nieuw, ibiza interiors Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© On a hazy morning+ 47Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses, Renovation•San Juan Bautista, Spain Photographscenter_img Photographs:  On a hazy morning Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: COCO-MAT, Cocoon, Acor, Eginstill, Simply Steel, The Modern FabricsSave this picture!© On a hazy morningText description provided by the architects. A total transformation from an old abandoned warehouse to a dreamy loft on the island of Ibiza. On a remote mountain field in the rugged north of Ibiza lies this beautiful island home. What formerly served as a workshop and storage, has now been turned into a contemporary dream house. The owner of Ibiza Interiors and the Nieuw developed this 100 year old warehouse into a design guesthouse and showcase project.Save this picture!© On a hazy morningWhen interior architect Jurjen van Hulzen saw the structure and location of the building, the concept for the design was born. Concrete columns and steel beams were carrying a typical Ibizan ‘sabina beam’ roof. A mix of the industrial structure combined with the rustic roof formed the concept for the rest of the design: an interesting play and contrast between rustic and industrial. That’s also how it’s got the name ‘Campo Loft’, which basically means ‘industrial open living space on the field’.Save this picture!© On a hazy morningThe beautiful traditional building structure has been preserved to keep the character of the typical Ibizan architecture. Basic and local materials have been used; a concrete floor, chalk and mud plastered stone walls and ‘sabina beams’ made from trees that only grow on the island. A new material that has been incorporated into the house is steel. A powdercoated steel is used for the window frames and doors, and there’s a custom made raw steel kitchen.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!Section 02The building had been unused for many years, and was in very poor condition. Therefore only the walls and parts of the roof could remain. Electricity, water and sewage were not present, the architects had to add all these things to make it work as a contemporary home. Water comes from a private well and there are solar panels installed for hot water, floor heating and electricity. The house is consequently completely independent of the grid operation and is thus self-sustainable.Save this picture!© On a hazy morningOwner Jurjen van Hulzen designed a well thought through floor plan, with a big open space on the south side of the building, with views all over the valley. The main space is connected to the big private terrace. The two bedrooms have been place on the north side corners of the building, to keep them dark and cool. Then there’s a dining space with build-in bench and roof light, that really made this ‘lost’ space part of the loft. And a bathroom with free standing bath with openable windows, to be able to get a fireplace and nature view when you’re bathing. The bathroom has herringbone pattern floor made from terra cotta tiles, a modern interpretation of the traditional Spanish floor.Save this picture!© On a hazy morningThe loft has been designed to become a comfortable and modern space. A house with a basic, natural but high-end character. To finish of the design they have collaborated with their familiar project partners: 100% natural beds from Coco-mat, and all the furniture, lighting, curtains and carpets are from their partner store The Modern in Amsterdam. The urban and rough steel kitchen island with marble top is from Eginstill. And the walls have been decorated with art from gallery Vroom & Varossieau. They’ve used the bath and sink from Not Only White, and the taps and shower are designed by Piet Boon for Cocoon.Save this picture!© On a hazy morningThe result is a fantastic contemporary natural residence where contrast plays a big role; old and new, sleek and rustic, light and dark, rough and soft. At the same time there’s a certain balance as well, and everywhere you look something is happening. With an incredible view from the mountain, a yoga platform on the roof and many fruit trees and a vegetable garden, this is truly a piece of paradise. The Campo Loft is now being used as a showcase project and guesthouse. A unique place to relax and unwind, designed by and for design lovers.Save this picture!© On a hazy morningProject gallerySee allShow lessEyhof Housing / Adrian Streich Architekten AGSelected ProjectsAtago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + IntermediaSelected Projects Share The Ibiza Campo Loft / The Nieuw + ibiza interiorsSave this projectSaveThe Ibiza Campo Loft / The Nieuw + ibiza interiors ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeThe NieuwOfficeFollowibiza interiorsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSan Juan BautistaSpainPublished on April 30, 2019Cite: “The Ibiza Campo Loft / The Nieuw + ibiza interiors” 30 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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fastmap research examines how benefitting from a charity affects legacy giving

first_img  305 total views,  2 views today fastmap research examines how benefitting from a charity affects legacy giving British Lung Foundation and National Autistic Society top a new table by fastmap and Freestyle Marketing that shows the effect the perception of personally benefitting from a charity has on supporters’ desire to leave a legacy.The Importance of Helping Stakeholders was compiled by fastmap and Freestyle Marketing. They looked at a sample of 10,000 people aged over 50 and the charities they support as well as which ones they would leave a legacy to, correlating this against two motivations to leaving a legacy: They have helped me in the past/helping me now 
They helped or are helping people I care about 
fastmap then indexed this data against 84 different charities to create the ranking, which puts British Lung Foundation and National Autistic Society at the top. Overall, the league table is dominated by health and cancer charities with smaller charities also amongst the top performers. 
 Melanie May | 30 July 2019 | News However, fastmap also found that that the reality of who directly helps and who doesn’t is not necessarily reflected in the supporter perspective. Having an emotional connection with a charity also plays a big part in influencing whether a supporter wants to leave a legacy gift.Macmillan is ranked 19th in terms of the charities that people have benefitted from for example, while Cancer Research UK is 38th. Fastmap points out that while this feels logical as CRUK is not in the “care” sector, this isn’t a consistent outcome as research charities Prostate Cancer UK and Institute of Cancer Research are ranked 6th and 7th: higher than Macmillan.The emotional connection is not just limited to health or cancer charities: PDSA is the highest-ranking animal charity, taking 11th place with an index of 174: a reflection of what they do, helping animals that supporters care about.The report states:“Emotional, practical and instinctive support, even if that is not actually the direct objective of your cause, could be seen as one of the reasons for leaving you a legacy.“Whilst the supporter perspective is not a surprise it reinforces the importance of emotion in legacy decision making. It also reinforces understanding the importance of understanding the legacy choices your supporters are making and how you need to really understand this in developing your legacy proposition and your legacy messaging.” Advertisement Tagged with: legacies legacy strategy research AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33  306 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 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 read more

New law makes public TV and radio independent

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further Europe – Central Asia Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Organisation News News Europe – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today hailed the Serbian parliament’s approval of a bill turning the country’s public TV and radio network into an independent body and urged the government to implement the new law without delay.”After such a long debate about it, this is urgent,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to federal information secretary Slobodan Orlic. “The new management of the state TV and radio, RTS, as well as the new body assigning broadcasting frequencies must be truly independent of the authorities.””We are especially concerned that the distribution of frequencies does not undermine news diversity, which has blossomed in recent years with the opening of more broadcasting outlets in Serbia,” he said. “We ask you to bear in mind the concerns of the Association of Independent Electronic Media about this and see that it is involved in decisions.”The law, passed on 17 July, is the first of a series of measures dealing with information that were the focus of broad public discussion last year. It comes nearly two years after the fall of Slobodan Milosevic’s regime in October 2000. Since then, the two main obstacles to freedom of information – the status of RTS and freeze in assigning other frequencies – have remained. The new law makes RTS a “public service” independent of the government and sets up an independent body to assign frequencies to new media, most of which currently broadcast without a licence.Reporters Without Borders notes that RTS, along with the Tanjug news agency, the newspaper Borba, Radio Jugoslavia and the TV station Yu Info, were all controlled and funded by the government until October 2000. RTS, with debts of more than _20 million, ageing equipment and a bloated staff, was especially dependent on the government. Key posts in RTS were often filled by friends of the government or political parties.The assignment of broadcasting frequencies to other privately-owned or local media was frozen last year. All the media refused a licence by the Milosevic regime still do not have one, while media that were close to the old regime, such as the TV networks TV Pink and TV BK, have started up new stations and are now stronger.Reporters Without Borders also notes that the criminal code, with its especially harsh clauses about defamation, has still not been amended. The Serbian parliament approved a bill turning the country’s public TV and radio network into an independent body. Reporters Without Borders urged the government to implement the new law without delay and to ensure that the distribution of frequencies to other media does not undermine news diversity. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan July 19, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New law makes public TV and radio independent RSF_en News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Threats by american actor John Malkovich against journalist Robert Fisk.

first_img Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened May 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threats by american actor John Malkovich against journalist Robert Fisk. United KingdomEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts United KingdomEurope – Central Asia News February 12, 2021 Find out more News to go furthercenter_img RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal Follow the news on United Kingdom March 23, 2021 Find out more News Organisation February 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expresses its support for Robert Fisk.   Robert Fisk, journalist with the British daily The Independent, has been for several months the target of a vicious campaign of abuse over his coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his criticism of Israeli and US policy in the region. In this context the remark by US actor John Malkovich, to the Cambridge Union in the UK on 1 May 2002, that he wanted to “shoot” the journalist, is of an unprecedented seriousness, coming as it does from someone as well known as Mr Malkovich.”The actor John Malkovich dares to use his fame to encourage a barrage of abuse and threats against a prominent journalist. We denounce these seriously irresponsible remarks by the American actor that are as stupid as they are dangerous, and assure Robert Fisk of our full support, ” said Reporters Without Borders’ General Secretary Robert Ménard.A journalist of international renown, a Middle East specialist and one of the first to denounce the 1982 massacres in the Sabra and Chatila refugee camps, Robert Fisk has regularly received anonymous threats for his coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After September 11, he pointed out in a number of articles that the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict was one of the main roots of terrorism. Questioned at the Cambridge Union debate on 1 May about who he would like to fight to the death, John Malkovich replied that he would prefer to “shoot” Robert Fisk.Robert Fisk’s article on the threats against him can be read on News Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearinglast_img read more

Another threat against a witness in Edgar Damalerio’s murder

first_img June 1, 2021 Find out more News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today protested against the attempted kidnappingon 26 August of Rosalie Ungue, the wife of one of the key witnesses in themurder of journalist Edgar Damalerio, just two weeks after another keywitness was killed.”The determination of the journalist’s killers to silence the witnessesseems to be matched only by the laxness with which the authorities aretreating this case”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general RobertMénard said in a letter to Interior Minister José Lina. “Such negligence isnot only unacceptable under the rule of law, if such exists, it isabsolutely criminal”, Ménard said.The letter again called on the interior minister to take all necessary stepsto obtain the arrest of Pagadian’s former chief of police Asuri Hawani, whois suspected of having ordered Damalerio’s murder, and the arrest of thepolice officer suspected of having carried it out, Guillermo Wapile.Reporters Without Borders had previously written to the interior minister toexpress its outrage at the killing on 10 August of another key witness, Jury”Ladica” Lobitaña.Rosalie Ungue, the wife of witness Edgar Ungue, was approached by two armed,masked men on 26 August in front of a store in Dumalinao (south Zamboangaprovince). After asking if she was indeed Ungue’s wife, they grabbed her andtried to force her to mount a motorcycle in the presence of severalpassers-by. They finally abandoned their attempt after she fainted. Shesubsequently filed a complaint and took refuge in another town.The third key witness in this case, Edgar Amoro, was also the target of akidnapping attempt near Pagadian’s school at the start of August. He isstill being protected by a civilian volunteer at his home in Pagadian, wherehe has been joined by Edgar Ungue and the witnesses of Lobitaña’s murder.While they continue to fear for their lives, they hope that Pagadian’s newchief of police will finally move ahead with the Damalerio case and arrestthe murderers. Receive email alerts February 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation PhilippinesAsia – Pacific May 3, 2021 Find out more News to go furthercenter_img News Help by sharing this information Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped RSF_en Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Follow the news on Philippines August 28, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another threat against a witness in Edgar Damalerio’s murder News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days agolast_img read more

Kazakhstan must be reminded of its human rights obligations at Astana summit

first_img RSF_en November 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kazakhstan must be reminded of its human rights obligations at Astana summit Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia January 15, 2021 Find out more News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan News Organisation center_img February 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News October 30, 2020 Find out more Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders is appalled that Kazakhstan, as this year’s holder of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s rotating presidency, has been granted the distinction of hosting a special OSCE summit – only the seventh in the organization’s 35-year history – in Astana on 1-2 December.In view of the disgraceful situation of media freedom in Kazakhstan, which is currently getting worse, this distinction is incomprehensible and raises many questions about the OSCE’s priorities and the role it intends to play in the defence of fundamental freedoms.OSCE summits are not held regularly. They are special events. This summit is all the more extraordinary for being the first since the OSCE’s creation under the 1975 Helsinki Accords to be hosted by a former member of the Soviet Union. It represents a milestone in the OSCE’s development. Reporters Without Borders therefore fails to understand why Kazakhstan has not been told it has to comply with its obligations as an OSCE member.It is regrettable that an organization such as the OSCE is giving priority to security issues and combating terrorism at the expense of civil rights and freedoms, including the right to information and media freedom. This is a disturbing trend, especially as Lithuania, which takes over the OSCE presidency next year, has said it wants to follow Kazakhstan’s example.A regional economic giant, Kazakhstan has made absolutely no move to adopt legislation that complies with international standards on criminal and civil defamation, access to information and penalties for press offences. Media freedom declined markedly in 2010, the year that Kazakhstan has been holding the OSCE presidency. As a result of arrests of journalists, cases of censorship (of traditional and online media), journalists serving prison sentences (Ramazan Esergepov of Alma-Ata Info), physical attacks on journalists and lawsuits against news media, Kazakhstan fell 20 places in this year’s Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and now ranks alongside its authoritarian neighbour, Uzbekistan.Reporters Without Borders urges the foreign leaders and representatives of major international organizations attending the OSCE summit to remind the Kazakh authorities of their country’s human rights obligations. Failure to do this will send a clear signal to all OSCE members that a country with economic and military clout does not have to respect international law and fundamental freedoms. to go furtherlast_img read more

Any Activity Creating Hatred, Tension On Ground Of Religion, Race, Caste, Community Or Language Can’t Lead To Fair Elections: U’Khand HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAny Activity Creating Hatred, Tension On Ground Of Religion, Race, Caste, Community Or Language Can’t Lead To Fair Elections: U’Khand HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay27 Sep 2020 4:46 AMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court on Monday (21st September) observed that “for fair and peaceful election, during the election campaign, party or candidate should not indulge in any activity which may create mutual hatred or cause tension between different classes of the citizens of India on the ground of religion, race, caste, community or language.”The Bench of Justice Alok Kumar Verma…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Uttarakhand High Court on Monday (21st September) observed that “for fair and peaceful election, during the election campaign, party or candidate should not indulge in any activity which may create mutual hatred or cause tension between different classes of the citizens of India on the ground of religion, race, caste, community or language.”The Bench of Justice Alok Kumar Verma further observed,”It is the fundamental duty of every citizen to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood and fraternity amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities.”BackgroundAn application was filed under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 to quash the Charge Sheet dated 05.03.2012 in Case Crime No.12 of 2012 registered with Police Station Gopeshwar, District Chamoli and cognizance order dated 18.09.2014, passed by the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chamoli in Criminal Case No.699 of 2012, “State vs. Rajendra Singh Bhandari” under Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 along with entire proceedings, pending in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chamoli.It may be noted that the election of the Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand was held in the year, 2012. The present applicant contested the said election from Badrinath Assembly Constituency as a candidate of Indian National Congress Party.While contesting the said election, the present applicant had printed a picture (photo) of Lord Badrinath in his handbills as well as pamphlets.On the account of this illegal activity on the part of the applicant to influence the voters and used the religious feelings of local people, an FIR was lodged against the applicant on 25.01.2012 under Section 125 of the Act, 1951 and Section 153A of the I.P.C. by the Returning Officer.In the FIR, it was clearly mentioned that due to the act of the applicant, the religious sentiments of the people are being shaken.On the basis of the evidence found against the present applicant for his involvement in the commission of the crime, the Investigating Officer had submitted the charge sheet against the applicant under sub-section (3) of Section 123 of the Act, 1951.Subsequent to the submission of the charge sheet, the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate took the cognizance under Section 171-F of the I.P.C. read with Section 123 (3) of the Act, 1951 against the present applicant and passed the summoning order on 27.09.2012.Being aggrieved by the said order dated 27.09.2012, the applicant preferred a revision before the Court of Session.The revision was allowed by the learned Sessions Judge, Chamoli vide its order dated 26.06.2014, whereby the learned Sessions Judge remanded the case and directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chamoli to decide the case afresh.In pursuance of the revisional order dated 26.06.2014, the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate, after hearing the arguments of both the parties, passed the impugned order dated 18.09.2014, whereby the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chamoli took the cognizance in the offence punishable under Section 125 of the Act, 1951 and issued summons to the present applicant.Court’s DecisionIn the present case, the Court observed, the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate took the cognizance after considering the evidence available on the record.The Court noted that it is well settled that at the time of considering of the case for cognizance and summoning, merits of the case cannot be tested and it is wholly impermissible for the High Court to enter into the factual arena to adjudge the correctness of the allegations.Further, the Court said that the Court would not also examine the genuineness of the allegations since this Court does not function as a Court of Appeal or Revision, while exercising its jurisdiction under Section 482 of the Code.In this matter, the Court observed, it cannot be said that there are no allegations against the applicant.In the instant case, cognizance has been taken in the offence punishable under Section 125 of the Act, 1951. Section 125 of the Act, 1951 reads as under :-“Section 125. Promoting enmity between classes in connection with election.—Any person who in connection with an election under this Act promotes or attempts to promote on grounds of religion, race, caste, community or language, feelings of enmity or hatred, between different classes of the citizens of India shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.”Further the Court noted,”The use of the expression “promotes or attempts to promote” in Section 125 of the Act, 1951 shows that there has to be mens rea on the part of the accused to commit the offence of promoting disharmony amongst different religions under Section 125, whereas, the case of the applicant is that this matter is launched by the political opponents. These allegations are required to be tested only at the time of trial. This Court cannot hold a parallel trial in an application under Section 482 of the Code.”Accordingly, the prayers for quashing the charge-sheet and setting aside the cognizance order along with entire proceedings was refused.Case Details:Case Title: Rajendra Singh Bhandari v. State of Uttarakhand and anotherCase No.: Criminal Misc. Application No.1480 of 2014Quorum: Justice Alok Kumar VermaClick Here to Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more