Labour retains Oldham in a blow for the coalition

first_img whatsapp Labour retains Oldham in a blow for the coalition KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp Thursday 13 January 2011 9:10 pm LABOUR triumphed over the coalition parties last night, retaining the Oldham East and Saddleworth seat in yesterday’s by-election.Labour candidate Debbie Abrahams held the seat with a several thousand vote majority, ahead of Liberal Democrat Elwyn Watkins in second position, while Conservative candidate Kashif Ali trailed behind. Voter turnout was 48.06 per cent.The result in the largest constituency in Greater Manchester is seen as punishment of the Lib Dems for their role in the coalition government alongside the Conservatives.The victory keeps Labour in the seat, which came up for election after sitting MP Phil Woolas was removed from office for lying about his opponent Watkins in election material.The constituency, with a left-leaning electorate and concerns over the effect of public sector cuts on jobs, should have been an easy Lib Dem win. But voter animosity against Nick Clegg for leading the Lib Dems to backtrack on key election pledges such as tuition fees decimated the party’s chance of a win. The loss will add to pressure on Clegg to pacify the party’s support base. Show Comments ▼ Share Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wraplast_img read more

Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgAG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe A.G. Leventis Group is a leading manufacturing and distribution company in Nigeria and West Africa supplying a variety of products and services across a range of industries including general dealerships, motor dealerships and real estate. The company has business interests in supplying power and gas products, consumer foods and bakery products and printing supplies as well as offers products and services for the real estate, hotel and commercial vehicles sectors. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc operates through a number of subsidiaries; Leventis Foods Plc, Leventis Motors, Abuja (Capital Motors) Plc, Mainland Hotels, Leventis Real Estate, Druckfarben Nigeria Plc and Chrisstahl Nigeria Plc. The company was established by Chief AG Leventis in Ghana in 1937 and mainly supplied local and imported textile products. It devolved into Leventis Motors Plc, Leventis Stores Plc, Leventis Technical Plc whilst it retained ownership of valuable freehold and leasehold property throughout Nigeria. Through a series of mergers and schemes of arrangement, the independent companies were dissolved and AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc was established. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should UK investors join the electric vehicle (EV) revolution with Tesla stock?

first_img The electric vehicle (EV) industry has been one of the top performers this year. And the one share that gets the most attention is California-headquartered Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). With a market cap of $280bn, it’s the most valuable automotive company in the world. Year-to-date, Tesla stock is up around 260%, hovering at $1,500. Founder Elon Musk’s fortune has now surpassed that of Warren Buffett’s.On July 22, the company reported Q2 earnings. Therefore today, I’ll take a closer look at the potential of EV shares for long-term UK investors. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Tesla stock: four straight quarters of profitThe most recent earnings report marked four consecutive profitable quarters for the electric carmaker. It reported $104m in profit for the April to June quarter. It would be important to remember that due to lockdowns, its Fremont, California manufacturing plant was closed down for about half of that period.Tesla stock is now eligible to join the S&P 500, the index of top companies in the US. If it were to become part of the coveted index soon, the company would be among the top 20 most valuable companies. In that case, many funds that track the index would have to add Tesla stock into their holdings, a move that would likely support the share price in the coming months.Musk has recently confirmed the company is “very close” to achieving Level 5 autonomous driving technology. He gave a video message at the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC). Tesla’s founder referred to the capability to navigate roads without any driver input and said: “I’m extremely confident that Level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen, and I think will happen very quickly”. Industry analysts currently debate whether the technology will be ready that fast. Yet when Musk speaks so boldly about the future of EV automation, investors in Tesla stock listen and add to their long positions. Other US-based EV manufacturers to considerIn the past few months, other EV manufacturers have also been attracting Wall Street’s attention. Oregon-based Arcimoto (NASDAQ: FUV) may excite your interest if you’re looking for a cheap share that could become the ‘next Tesla stock’. FUV shares currently have a price tag of $5.88. After going public in September 2017, Arcimoto has built its production facility. Since September 2019, it has been producing and selling the Fun Utility Vehicle.Texas-based Ayro (NASDAQ: AYRO) started trading on the NASDAQ composite on May 29 following a merger with DropCar, which was already listed on the exchange. The group creates sustainable electric solutions for last-mile delivery, fleet management, and closed campus transport such as golf courses, universities, or airports. These light-duty vehicles are typically classified as low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs). They serve a niche, yet growing, market.Ayro shares opened at $4.10, but by June 4, were down to $2.15. Yet investors’ risk appetite in EV shares helped push the shares to a high of $8.18 on July 6. Now they’re around $4.80.Foolish takeaway on Tesla stockDo you believe that the new decade will see increased investor appetite in electric vehicles? Then you may want to research the suitability of EV shares like Tesla, as well as FUV or AYRO. Once you’re ready to hit the ‘buy’ button, you should typically be able to buy these US-based stocks through your broker. Enter Your Email Address Should UK investors join the electric vehicle (EV) revolution with Tesla stock? Image source: Aston Martin tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Friday, 24th July, 2020 | More on: TSLA center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Hamburger Hof / Tchoban Voss Architekten

first_img 2010 CopyAbout this officeTchoban Voss ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureCultural ArchitectureTheaters & Performanceperforming arts centerResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBerlinCultural CenterHousingMixed UseCulturalGermanyPublished on November 27, 2012Cite: “Hamburger Hof / Tchoban Voss Architekten” 27 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyMixed Use Architecture, Performing Arts Center, Apartments•Berlin, Germany Projects Hamburger Hof / Tchoban Voss Architekten Germany Save this picture!© René Hoch+ 12 Share “COPY” “COPY” Area:  2900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Tchoban Voss Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/298626/hamburger-hof-nps-tchoban-voss Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/298626/hamburger-hof-nps-tchoban-voss Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Mixed Use Architecture Photographs:  René HochSave this picture!planText description provided by the architects. The Hamburger Hof complex presents itself today as a terrain genuinely grown and constantly re-combined by means of residential and commercial buildings over the last 200 year. First documented in 1828, the front building was complemented over and over by additions on the courtyard side, establishing both small trade businesses as well as places of entertainment such as a bowling house. A bronze casting house, a coffee roastery, a brewery, locksmith and carpentry workshops, and various restaurants and bars were located here during the last two centuries, an addition to residential and small office units. Save this picture!© René HochThe client was fond of the idea to continue this mix of crafts, culture and housing when he acquired the property with the heterogeneous existing development in 2006. In close collaboration with the alert preservation authorities a renovation and expansion concept was developed solely removing two small sheds from the 1960ies. Generously glazed attics were sensibly added, partly resuming again the droop volume of the roofs that had been destroyed during World War II. The only completely new building within the ensemble is a five-story construction abutting an existing fire wall. Save this picture!© René HochOn the top floor it protrudes widely into the retral adjacent park, while at the corner of the neighboring brick house shifting onto the old coffee roastery in respectful distance. New fenestrations on the upper floors of the complex offer spectacular views onto this “pocket park” and the surrounding houses, while the historic courtyard is recast by the new layout explicitly implementing modern materials and shapes and yet retaining its vintage character as a semi-private space.Project gallerySee allShow lessFrederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts Winner: Andrea ZittelArticlesNew Institute Building for FOM / J. Mayer H. ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Große Hamburger Straße 17, 10178 Berlin-MitteLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Hamburger Hof / Tchoban Voss ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHamburger Hof / Tchoban Voss Architekten Year: last_img read more

NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos

first_imgPhotographs:  Carlos Figueroa, Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Mitsubishi Electric, Comex, Firenze, GAIA, Helvex, Ikapali, La nueva avenida, Mexico Solar, Porcelanite, Simon Electronic, TecnoliteContractor:ADAI Arquitectos IngenierosRenders:Barbeta ArchstudioCity:Ciudad de MéxicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. NIU (nest in Catalan) evokes the creation of community within the space where one lives. This 4-level building with 54 housing cells is not a traditional residential project, it applies a model designed to share and cohabit in spaces created in search of developing human activity for a new generation of citizens who are looking for a place that gives them a sense of “belonging”. The conceptual axis of the project is to generate complete habitable cells (a fully furnished space with a bathroom, kitchen-dining room, closet, bedroom and living room with all the services included) that allows its inhabitants to have privacy and independence in a building that favors belonging to something bigger: a community of diverse people, who share compatible interests and ways of living. That is why the architectural program is enriched with a variety of common spaces: co-working, gym, playroom, podcasts room, two roof gardens where there are recreational activities, meeting rooms and cafeteria.Save this picture!© Carlos FigueroaSave this picture!Type planSave this picture!© Carlos FigueroaThe architectural project was born from the intervention of a residential building from the 60s in the Narvarte neighborhood. The original building respects the main longitudinal and transverse structural axes, the circulation spaces and the original façade modulation that is intervened only by intentionally opening openings. The original 90m2 apartment space is reconfigured into two complete 45m2 living cells. The original nucleus of stairs is eliminated, and they are placed in a linear way within the circulation space, which allows access to the last of the apartments and has the finish of natural light in the corridors. NIU responds to the needs of inhabiting new generations, where sustainability is an important factor; the building does not have parking spaces because it favors the use of collective means of transport and with less environmental impact such as bicycles, it has solar panels that use its energy to heat water and is committed to the recovery of its original building.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!ProgramSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe objective of the project is to respect the memory of the old building starting from a city that has already been adequately built and as a conscious exercise in adaptive reuse for this type of existing building in use, maintaining many of its original qualities, but transforming it into a vibrant space to live looking for ways to add and give new life to the historic neighborhoods of the city, generating a new sense of community and contributing to the urban fabric. “Now more than ever before, the rehabilitation and recovery of constructed buildings is a central issue. Rehabilitation is always more sustainable than any new way of building.” Alan Rahmane The space in which one lives significantly defines the way in which a lifestyle is lived, in which the exchange of experiences and sustainability are fundamental pillars. Niu seeks to create this necessary feeling of cohabitation, the conceptual argument and the execution of the architectural project are designed and built to share experiences within a community.Save this picture!© Carlos FigueroaProject gallerySee allShow less13KV Dordrecht Health Center / RoosRos ArchitectenSelected ProjectsBIM in Landscape Architecture: Scenarios, Possibilities and BreakthroughsArticlesProject locationAddress:Ciudad de México, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2020 Mexico ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939081/niu-coliving-craft-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939081/niu-coliving-craft-arquitectos Clipboard Area:  3500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Apartmentscenter_img NIU Coliving / CRAFT ArquitectosSave this projectSaveNIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos “COPY” Architects: CRAFT Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects CopyApartments, Coliving•Ciudad de México, Mexico Save this picture!© Carlos Figueroa+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeCRAFT ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsColivingMexico CityOn FacebookMexicoPublished on May 11, 2020Cite: “NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos” [NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos] 11 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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

Access Group raises £281k for its charity of the year DEBRA

first_img Howard Lake | 1 August 2019 | News Fundraising and volunteering supportChris Bayne, CEO of Access, explains the value to staff members in taking part in fundraising.  314 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: Access Group corporate fundraising matched giving Fundraising activities took place both nationally and in local offices. They included:two Access staff members running in the London Marathon49 team members taking on Tough Mudder racesa team of five Access staff taking part in a ‘Steel Day’ that saw some complete seven 45-minute workouts in a single day.Access Group volunteers helped the DEBRA team to host their 14th annual DEBRA Fight Night, which took place at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel, by selling raffle tickets and spotting bidders in the auction.Also, two teams of The Access Group’s Board members went head to head in a retail challenge, seeing which team could raise the most money in one day working at one of the DEBRA charity shops. The competition between the teams saw a total raised of £4,088.54.Chris Bayne, CEO of Access, commented:“I am incredibly proud of our fundraising activities for DEBRA this year. It is heartening to see the extraordinary efforts our staff have made to raise funds and awareness for a charity that has such a personal connection within our Access family.  At Access, everyone can make a difference, and that is evidenced in the tremendous overachievement with regards to our fundraising goal.“We are passionate about giving back, from electing a company Charity of the Year, raising money in many different ways, to having a paid day to help a charity or good cause, everyone has the chance to give back to what’s important to them.”center_img Access Group raises £281k for its charity of the year DEBRA Staff at Access Group have beaten their target and raised 281,488 for the company’s charity of the year, DEBRA.The charity that supports those living with genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), was voted for by Access staff to become the company’s charity of the year. The vote was particularly meaningful to many staff who had learned that a colleague had lost their son to EB.Together staff raised £140,744, which The Access Group then matched to bring the company’s total donation for DEBRA to £281,488.The company provides business software to mid-sized UK organisations, and has many charity clients.Jenny Jackson, Business Development Manager of DEBRA, said:“To see how a company have got behind an employee to turn a tragedy into hope for the future and to enable DEBRA to support other EB sufferers is incredibly inspiring and humbling. The monies that Access have raised will make a difference long into the future and we cannot thank everyone enough for all they have done this year.” Main image: Access Group staff complete the Tough Mudder for DEBRA, by Epic Action Imagery  313 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.last_img read more

Supreme Court: Farmers Can Challenge Wetlands Determinations

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Supreme Court: Farmers Can Challenge Wetlands Determinations Supreme Court: Farmers Can Challenge Wetlands Determinations The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that landowners can challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “judicial determinations” on wetlands in court. The ruling could have broad ramifications because it raises questions about the future of the Clean Water Act, which prohibits “the discharge of any pollutant” without a permit into “navigable waters,” which it defines, in turn, as “the waters of the United States.” Farm groups, such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, applauded the decision. Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall stated, “Now farmers and ranchers can have their day in court when the government tells them they cannot plow a field or improve a ditch without a federal permit.” Critics of the EPA and the Army Corps noted that some justices said the situation could impact how the courts rule on the Clean Water Rule, known as the Waters of the U.S. Rule.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – May 31, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleCorn Growers Tell the EPA that the RFS Works Today Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

New wave of arrests of journalists

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Irancenter_img News News August 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New wave of arrests of journalists News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns a new wave of arbitrary arrests of journalists since the Stalinist-style show-trial of opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad’s reelection began on 1 August. At least three have been arrested in the past 48 hours.“Iranian journalists are being arrested in an utterly illegal manner in the capital and other cities,” Reporters Without Borders said, reiterating its call for the release of all prisoners of conscience in Iran. “We are particularly concerned about the state of health of one of these journalists, Mehdi Yazdani Khoram.”The editor of the newspaper Etemad-e Melli’s arts and literature section, Khoram has a heart condition and was hospitalised last month. He was arrested on a Tehran street by men in plain clothes yesterday evening. He used to work for pro-reform newspapers such as Shargh, Hammihan and Kargozaran, which were closed last year.Mirhamid Hassanzadeh, the editor of the Ghalamnews website (http://www.ghalamnews.ir/), was arrested on the morning of 4 August at the Tehran headquarters of the ISNA news agency, which he used to run.Reza Norbakhsh, the editor of the daily Farhikhteghan, was also arrested on 4 August at his office in Tehran. Two of the newspaper’s journalists, Esmail Hagh Parast and Masoud Bastani, were arrested 29 June and 4 July respectively.It is not yet known where Khoram, Hassanzadeh and Norbakhsh are being held.Several people were arrested yesterday as they tried to video or photograph anti-riot police and militiamen use force to disperse demonstrators as Ahmadinejad was being installed for his second term as president.The headquarters of the Association of Iranian Journalists, which was due to hold its annual general assembly today, was closed yesterday on the orders of Tehran prosecutor general Said Mortazavi. At the same time, around 100 Iranian journalists and cartoonists announced their intention to boycott the international cartoon festival in Tehran in September, in a show of support for the protests against Ahmadinejad’s reelection.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the continuing harassment of the print media. Newspapers are still subject to the control of the Tehran prosecutor general, who insists that one of his agents check every report, column and cartoon prior to publication. The daily newspaper Khabar Emrooz, for example, was unable to print one of its issues this week because of an article criticising the 3 August ceremony at which the Supreme Leader confirmed Ahmadinejad’s reelection. It was the third time the newspaper has been prevented from bringing out an issue since the 12 June election.Reporters Without Borders has been told that the families of detained journalists have been warned on several occasions by judicial officials and intelligence ministry agents not to talk about their detained relatives or the situation of journalists in general. Some detained journalists have even been forced to call their families to ask them not to talk to the media, especially the foreign media.Masoud Kourdpour, a contributor to several local newspapers, was meanwhile released on 3 August on completing the one-year sentence he received from a revolutionary court in Mahabad (in Iran’s Kurdish northwest) on 15 October 2008 or a charge “anti-government publicity in interviews for foreign and enemy media.” The sentence was confirmed on appeal in November 2008. Organisation Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Rose Bowl Competitors Fight for Same Outcome – A Cure

first_imgSports Rose Bowl Competitors Fight for Same Outcome – A Cure From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 2:06 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Reigning national college football champions, Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles will take on No. 2 Oregon (UO) Ducks in the Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, but the teams have a shared goal that trumps their quest for the 2015 College Football National Title – a cure against Fanconi anemia (FA), a rare and incurable blood disorder plaguing two high-profile families within these major college programs.FSU Head Football Coach, Jimbo Fisher and wife, Candi, have a 9-year-old son, Ethan, who was diagnosed with FA less than four years ago. Former UO President Dave Frohnmayer and wife, Lynn, have a 27-year-old daughter, Amy, with FA and have lost two other children to this deadly disease.This high-stakes football play-off game has brought these families of opposing teams, and coasts, together for the first time to fight the battle off the field. The Frohnmayers founded The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF) in 1989 to fund grants for critical FA efforts and to support affected families, and the Fishers created Kidz1stFund immediately following their son’s diagnosis to fight this disease through research.These are the only two FA research organizations in the country.“It’s a terrible fate our families share, but one we use to fuel our fight against FA,” said Coach Fisher. “With the nation’s attention on the Rose Bowl, we have both an opportunity and responsibility to raise awareness for a much more critical victory in our sights.”Over the past 25 years, FARF has raised more than $29 million to support families and fund over 100 doctors and researchers worldwide, all racing to find a cure. Since its inception, Kidz1stFund has donated $2.8 million directly to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, the largest treatment center for FA patients in the country.“Because of these aggressive efforts, we’re beginning to find ways to combat this disease that was once a total mystery and an immediate death sentence for children,” said Dave Frohnmayer.Ethan and Amy are two of fewer than 1,000 people in the U.S. with FA. Nearly 100 percent of patients need high-risk bone marrow transplants before adulthood, and even then, survivors have an estimated median life span of only 33 years old.FSU President John Thrasher and interim UO President Scott Coltrane have spoken directly about this significant connection between the schools. “The Fisher and Frohnmayer families have all our support for their dedicated research efforts,” said Thrasher.Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. (FARF)Lynn and Dave Frohnmayer started the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. in 1989, to fund research into this disease and to provide support to affected families worldwide by medical referral, education, publications, and annual family meetings. To date, the Fund has raised more than $29 million. Fifty-six universities and institutions have received support from the Fund for almost 200 research projects to study FA. The Fund convenes an annual Fanconi Anemia Scientific Symposium at which researchers from around the world present the results of their research. To make a contribution or learn more, please visit www.fanconi.org or contact Laura Hays, PhD, at [email protected] or (541) 687-4658. Media materials may be obtained at www.fanconi.org/press.Kidz1stFundKidz1stFund was established in 2011 by FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Candi, to raise awareness and funds in support of research to fight Fanconi anemia, a rare but serious blood disease that affects thousands of children each year, including their younger son, Ethan. To date, Kidz1stFund has given over $2.8 million to fund groundbreaking research at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. To make a contribution or learn more about the fight, visit www.Kidz1stFund.com. Additional media materials including fact sheets, interviews, b-roll and other visual assets may be obtained on www.Kidz1stFund.com/press. 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more