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first_imgTuesday 5 April 2011 7:28 pm WPP bets on eccentric magazine moguls’ plan whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share VICE, the media group that includes the famous monthly magazine of the same name, has attracted funding from Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP, the leading communications agency, as part of a multi-million dollar fundraising. Vice has long had an anarchic reputation in the publishing world, not least because of bombastic statements from co-founder Shane Smith. Speaking about the latest round of investments, Smith said: “Vice has long been accused of having ambitions for total global domination. Today, we acknowledge the truth. “We are forming an unholy alliance that will ensure no other media company will ever stand a chance against Vice’s relentless onslaught.”Vice was formed by Smith, with friends Suroosh Alvi and Gavin McInnes, in 1994 as a small punk magazine in Montreal, Canada, and has since grown into a global youth media brand. Today, the glossy title has over 1.1m readers across more than 30 countries and has estimated annual sales of $8.4m. whatsapp Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more


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first_imgWednesday Jun 5, 2013 The British and Irish Lions power past the Western Force in Perth Skipper Brian O’Driscoll scored twice as the British and Irish Lions beat a weakened Western Force outfit 69-17 in Perth earlier today. Leigh Halfpenny kicked eleven from eleven kicks as the tourists flexed their muscles in their first midweek game.The Lions had little trouble brushing aside the Force in their first match on Australian soil, scoring nine tries in the process as new caps got a run out to push for a Test spot.The Force offered little resistance in a mid-season fixture that they didn’t seem very motivated for. The tourists went about their business though, dominating up front while flyhalf Jonny Sexton ran lovely lines and found his runners. The loose forward trio of Sean O’Brien, Tom Croft and Jamie Heaslip were superb, giving Warren Gatland more of a selection headache over the next month.The one negative from the game came as prop Cian Healy went off injured in the first half with what looked like a serious and painful leg injury, but is more likely ligament related. “He went for an X-ray and the medics say it wasn’t broken,” said head coach Warren Gatland.“We just assume it is ligament damage. He may need a scan to further delve into the potential of the injury. We will potentially talk about someone who we might bring out once we find out what condition Cian is in. If it is more serious we will quickly look at getting a replacement out.”There was an allegation of a bite by Healy earlier in the game, with fiesty Brett Sheehan remonstrating to the Ireland loosehead after a ruck close to the tryline. Coach Michael Foley has said it was dealt with on the field [the TMO couldn’t find sufficient video evidence], but citing commissioner Freek Burger has 12 hours from the end of the match to review the tapes.While the Lions have scored 128 points and 17 tries in just two outings, the opposition hasn’t been up to the standard required for sufficient Test series preparation.That will change soon, and the run outs will have been good for combinations and confidence, ahead of their next best test, which will be the Reds in Brisbane this coming Saturday.CIAN HEALY UPDATE: Alex Corbisiero has been called up, from England’s tour of Argentina, as cover for Healy. His arrival date will be confirmed soon.“Cian has had an X-ray and, while his left ankle is not broken, he will be assessed further when we get to Brisbane. In the meantime we need to get Alex over here as soon as possible and I am thankful to Stuart Lancaster for letting him go so quickly,” said Warren Gatland.View Extended Highlights | Tommy Bowe interview | Manu Tuilagi interviewExtended highlights of the Lions vs the Force from PerthTime: 14:57Credit: ttrugbyvidsNick Heath had a chat with try scorer Tommy Bowe after the game, discussing the unfortunate injury to Cian Healy, combinations and other aspects of the match.Time: 2:34Credit: Nick Heath/RugbyMediaQuick chat with Manu Tuilagi, who formed a strong partnership with Lions legend Brian O’Driscoll in the midfield. Manu touched on that, the atmosphere within the camp and the Healy injury.Time: 2:14Credit: Nick Heath/RugbyMediaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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


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first_imgBallandean House / ArkhefieldSave this projectSaveBallandean House / Arkhefield “COPY” Architects: Arkhefield Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8090/ballandean-house-arkhefield Clipboard CopyHouses•Ballandean, Australia Year:  Ballandean House / Arkhefield “COPY” Australia 2006 Text description provided by the architects. The Tobin Winery is located on a North facing gently sloping site on a vineyard in the heart of the Granite Belt. The vineyard merges with remnant scrub that borders a creek while occasional protrusions of the local granite punctuate the landscape. With Sundance Road dissecting the site, the house is located at the top of the site, looking down over the vines, road, and creek to the distant hills. The form of the house was driven by respecting the aspect, framing the view, and the making of place by casting a strong shadow under the continuous overhang. By folding the roof down at both ends the ‘shed’ is referenced and the notion of shelter is celebrated. The strength and solidity of the helmet roof is a response to the harshness of the climate and toughness of the landscape. As opposed to touching the earth lightly, the solid form grounds itself and creates a sense of stability and resilience. Services are relegated to the lower black boxes, with the living/sleeping spaces enjoying the soft southern light through the roof skylight that manifests as a lantern and entry marker at night. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe poles, water tanks, awnings and pool employ the ‘homestead’ strategy to define the external rooms. In time, the landscape will grow and ancillary structures will evolve to breathe life into the interstitial spaces. Organisation of spaces inside and out The organisation of the house is divided into the private residence and the Bed and Breakfast. It was always the intention that guests could be accommodated separately or that the house could be opened up to house the extended family at Christmas and gatherings. Save this picture!The linear organisation allowed this to happen whilst permitting both users to enjoy the view and aspect. The ancillary elements including the water tanks and poles were positioned to define external spaces and structure the landscaping. Save this picture!Environmental / energy efficiency The final site location was primarily informed by the aspect and then tuned to address the view. The overhang was calculated to protect the glazing from the summer sun and admit some direct light in winter. Flow-through ventilation was encouraged by the awning windows in the clearstory. To counter the heat load on the clearstory and to counter heat loss in winter, a twin wall system was employed. Save this picture!The angled poles were intended as a framework for a vine that would also serve to protect from the afternoon sun. Save this picture!All roof water is collected in both the above ground SS tanks and larger underground tanks further down the hill. The slab adds thermal mass and the cellar is dug into the local stone to stabilise its temperature range. Architectural expression of the concept The concept for the overall form originated as a response to the landscape, primarily the linearity of the vines and the layered nature of the topography. From the beginning we didn’t want to create a light, feathered, timber and tin structure. Instead, we wanted a solid form that grounded itself and offered protection from the often harsh weather. At the same time we wanted to frame the view and capture the vineyard. The ‘Helmet’ roof was created by firstly wrapping the ends and then pulling it together by the continuous fascia hiding the gutter. The 1.2m overhang articulated the shape and informed the end elevations. All living spaces were located under the Helmet, with service and ancillary spaces relegated to the rear black blocks. The blocks anchor the form and contrast with the landscape. Cost effectiveness The location was a cost factor along with the need to secure a lump sum contract. The contract was negotiated with a local builder and the scope of work was cut back to meet an acceptable figure. Originally another structure was planned which was in line with the poles. This was a garage for equipment and storage. The garage along with the pool and landscaping were removed from the contract. Save this picture!The pool was a separate contract managed by the client. The original budget of $450,000 was unachievable as the scope grew. The costs were managed directly by the client in affordable parcels that maintained the quality the client desired. Save this picture!Structure, construction, materials, services The construction was kept as standard as possible to facilitate a good price and to secure a local builder. Slab on ground with a timber frame and colorbond roof. The front verandah structure was developed to support the roof off the rafters. To permit this, PFC’s were added to the rafters in this area for stiffening. Save this picture!Relationship of the project to its site and context The location of the house was driven by the desire to have a sense of arrival up from Sundance Road through the vines, the drystone wall and gate being the start of the road. The view to the North was capitalised on with the aspect being appropriately responded to. The house is hopefully strong enough in the landscape to become a marker/icon for the vineyard.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessVital Building / Mozas Aguirre arquitectosSelected ProjectsDavid Chipperfield InterviewArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8090/ballandean-house-arkhefield Clipboard Save this picture!+ 19 Share Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeArkhefieldOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesBallandeanAustraliaPublished on December 06, 2008Cite: “Ballandean House / Arkhefield” 06 Dec 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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first_imgFacebook users in the USA now have the facility to create ‘personal fundraisers’ via their account, giving them the tools to raise money for themselves, a friend or someone else, including a pet.The tools bring an element of personal crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe or JustGiving’s Crowdfunding for Good.Friends will be able to donate in a few taps with secure payments, without leaving Facebook.The new facility is being run in beta at first and is only available to people in the USA aged 18 years or over. All campaigns will be subject to a 24-hour review process. 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. Will this benefit charities? It could help some individuals to learn the practicalities of fundraising. Which messages work? When is best to post? How often? How does one say thank you effectively? Charities might benefit from better informed and experienced supporters who, having raised funds for themselves or own project, could prove even more adept at fundraising for their favourite charity.On the other hand, this could unleash a stream of ‘donate now’ messages that could annoy and perhaps even inure Facebook users against fundraising messages from charities and organisations.No doubt there will be some inspiring stories and campaigns but there will also be some poor quality campaigns that verge on begging rather than fundraising.  In June 2016 it enabled users in the US to create fundraising pages on behalf of a nonprofit, although donations could be made to these from 20 other countries, including the UK. Fees for a personal fundraising campaign In November 2015 it introduced fundraising pages for nonprofits, initially in the USA. Six types of financial needs Facebook tools for nonprofits  370 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Facebook will consider expanding these categories based on how the tools are used and on user feedback. It also hopes to automate more of the review process to speed up setting up a campaign. Watch its video on Facebook.  There is no indication yet when Facebook might extend this to users in the UK or elsewhere.  Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Facebook will charge 6.9% on sums raised + $0.30 fee. It explains that this will cover the costs of payment processing fees, fundraiser vetting, security and fraud protection. It states that its goal is “not to make a profit from our charitable giving tools”.This is a little less than the fee GoFundMe charges which is 7.9% + $.30 for personal or charity campaigns, according to TechCrunch.  Howard Lake | 31 March 2017 | Newscenter_img  369 total views,  3 views today These tools for personal fundraising complement existing tools for nonprofits and charities to raise funds using Facebook.It introduced a donate button for US nonprofits in December 2013. Watch an introduction to Facebook Fundraisers Facebook says that in 2016 it made it possible “for people to raise money for more than 750,000 nonprofits”.  Donate Buttons in Facebook Live for Pages At first Facebook will allow users to fundraise in one of six categories of financial need.These are: Useful for charities? Tagged with: crowdfunding Digital Facebook Education: such as tuition, books or classroom suppliesMedical: such as medical procedures, treatments or injuriesPet Medical: such as veterinary procedures, treatments or injuriesCrisis Relief: such as public crises or natural disastersPersonal Emergency: such as a house fire, theft or car accidentFuneral and Loss: such as burial expenses or living costs after losing a loved one Today Facebook has also announced that users with verified pages can now add donate buttons to their Facebook live broadcasts.  Facebook introduces personal fundraising toolslast_img read more


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first_imgFive innocent men formerly on Texas’ death row, now exonerated, with activist Nicole Combs.Austin, Texas — Death row families, death row exonerees, activists and abolitionists gathered at the Texas Capitol today in a powerful show of unity to demand that executions stop and the death penalty be abolished.The crowd welcomed five survivors from Witness to Innocence, who shared what it was like to be sent to death row and face execution even though they were innocent. As Albert Burrell, Shujaa Graham, Ron Keine, Gary Drinkard and Derrick Jamison introduced themselves, the crowd roared in solidarity.“We owe them a debt of gratitude for traveling to Austin as living examples of innocent people who survived years on death row before walking free as exonerees,” said organizer Scott Cobb of the Texas Moratorium Network.Between tears and hugs and fists in the air, the families of people on death row took the stage. They live with the fear of death hanging over them and their families every day, knowing their loved one could be the next person added to Texas’ execution schedule.Families of George Curry, Louis Castro Perez, Juan Balderas, Humberto Garza, Paul Storey and Jeff Wood each introduced themselves, as did the family of Ramiro Hernandez, who was executed in 2014.Activist Nicole Combs spoke about the six women on death row in Texas. Combs is an organizer with Help Inmates Smile, which supports all on death row in Texas. Last weekend in Dallas, the supporters of one of the women, Darlie Routier, who has steadfastly proclaimed her innocence, held rallies at the courthouse to demand long-sought-after DNA testing.As the activists marched through downtown Austin from the Capitol to the governor’s mansion, smiling onlookers gave thumbs-up to the chants and messages on the signs.This public support is reflective of changing views on capital punishment even in Texas, which has executed 555 people since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. There were 406 executions in the U.S. in 2000 and just 23 last year.Public support in the U.S. for the death penalty has declined from almost 80 percent in 1968 to 54 percent today. According to an Oct. 26, 2017, Gallup Poll, “Americans’ support for the death penalty is lower than it has been in over four decades. Fewer states now allow the death penalty than did so in the past.”The number of executions has also declined in recent years. In 2000, when Texas executed 40 people, the state averaged one execution every 12 days. Now executions are down in Texas and around the country.Washington state’s Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional on Oct. 11, bringing the total to 20 U.S. states without capital punishment and four with a moratorium on executions. Most states that have the death penalty on the books do not use it. Executions happen most often in former Confederate states. The number of people being sentenced to death there has also declined.Organizer Delia Perez-Meyer, sister to Louis Perez on death row, said after the march and rally: “We are so thankful to our beloved exonerees who traveled to Austin to support our families in our efforts to abolish the death penalty. … It was a wonderful weekend filled with great joy, lots of laughter and tears, remembering those who have passed and looking to the future when we no longer kill our own citizens in the name of justice!”last_img read more


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first_imgLinkedin Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Facebook + posts Previous articleFlu activity remains high in TexasNext articleMen’s basketball knocks off No. 18 Texas Tech behind Bane’s stellar night Grace Toups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Twitter Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Grace Toups Water line breaks affect Moudy for third time this year TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The local impactWestern countries began exporting plastics to China in the 1990s because shipping the materials around the world was easier and more economical than processing them at home. Reports from the United Nations Comtrade Database show that 106 million metric tons, about 45%, of plastics, were exported to China over the past 28 years. Cities in the U.S. now face challenges while trying to adapt to the “National Sword” policy.“As a consequence…there has been an excess in recyclable materials that supply in the American and global commodity market which has led to deflated commodity prices,” said Robert Smouse, the assistant director of the Solid Waste Services for the City of Fort Worth. Smouse said the commercial sector faces challenges with participation in the city’s diversion efforts and implementation and expansion of their on-site recycling and diversion programs. The current diversion rate, which reports the amount of waste diverted from landfills and turned into a resource, is around 30%. Reducing contamination and increasing participation in residential and commercial streams are two broad goals Smouse has for the recycling program. “The city has established for itself the goal of achieving a 30% residential recycling rate by 2021 and a 40% diversion rate of all of the municipal solid waste by 2023,” Smouse said. The current residential recycling rate stands at about 20%.Examples of recyclable materials on ‘blue bins’ is one way the city of Fort Worth educates its residents on how to recycle. Photo by Grace Toups. The city is working on improving the residential recycling rate through community education and outreach programs. Smouse said these efforts are completed through multiple channels: Directly, through recycling cart audits done at the curb prior to the carts being emptied. Educational information is left to help inform specific residents and homes about non-recyclable items found in their carts. Educational programs to homeowner and neighborhood associations, Fort Worth ISD and private school presentations and engagements.Targeted public events such as Earth Party, America Recycles Day, Cowtown Clean-up, Mayfest and many others and reaching out to businesses to help them increase recycling efforts within their operations and for employee awareness.Supporting regional recycling campaign efforts (Know What to Throw), print media, direct homeowner mailers and other social media posts (Keep Fort Worth Beautiful Facebook).Truth about trashWhen Fort Worth’s recycling program began in 1991, only paper and cans were collected in small, 18-gallon totes. In 2003, an automated recycling collection replaced the gallon totes with 64-gallon carts.In 2012, the city introduced curbside recycling. Residents were incentivized by Recyclebank, which rewarded points for gift cards, coupons and discounts at local establishments based on the weight of citywide weekly recycling collections. Currently, about 550 tons of material are collected during the week by the city’s Residential Services Program, which is contracted by Waste Management and brought to Republic Services Material Recovery Facility, where it is sorted and shipped to end-markets to be recycled into new products.Each day, 550 tons of recycling is collected. Smouse said this represents ⅕ of the city’s recyclables. Photo by Grace Toups.    At Republic Services, waste is dumped into a drum feeder, which breaks it apart, spreads it out onto a belt and feeds the material through sorting equipment that separates it by cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs. What doesn’t get sorted by the equipment gets sorted by 23 employees on multiple platforms who physically pull contaminants out of the mix of recycled materials. Employees at Republic Services stand on a belt and sort through material, removing as many contaminants as possible. Photo by Grace Toups. “The facility compacts about 70% of the material collected while the other 30% contains residual material which gets sent to a landfill,” said Tony Broadbent, the operations manager of Republic Services.Recycled material ends in the bio link area, where four employees compress and dress it into presentable bales for selling. Broadbent said the recycling center normally processes 12,000 tons of recycled material a month. Out of that material, they barrel and ship around 7,000-8,000 tons.Community effortsLocated at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens is a self-guided, outdoor demonstration area that shows the ease of composting at home. The Fort Worth Compost Outpost is a joint project by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Park & Recreation, Fort Worth Code Compliance Solid Waste Services, North Central Texas Council of Government and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.Self-guided informational signs are located around the Compost Outpost to guide people in the right ways to compost material. Photo by Grace Toups.Composting is a process of recycling organic material, such as leaves and vegetable scraps, into a rich soil amendment.Or, as master composter Susan Houston said, “the process of putting brown stuff with green and alternating it so that it breaks down and becomes the best dirt you’ll ever find.”The brown material is dirt, which is a carbon. The green materials include coffee grounds and leaves, which are nitrogens. Two other components necessary for building compost are air and water. “We get coffee grounds from companies that do coffee, such as Starbucks,” Houston said. “[Residents] bring their vegetable stuff they collect at home and bring it up every week.”The site has over 20 compost areas that are maintained every Friday morning. Master gardeners go out and check on the progress of the compost as well as clean up the area around the outpost. Master gardeners Carolyn St. Clair, Susan Houston and Bill Hall maintain the outpost every Friday morning. Photo credit: Grace ToupsThe process of building each compost spot takes about one hour, Houston said. After six weeks, the compost is run through a shredder that turns the compost into a dirt-like material that is used as soil in the Botanical Gardens. Bill Hall, a master gardener who volunteers at the outpost, said composting is the best way to create sustainability in the community by keeping excess waste out of landfills.“Even though we’re master gardeners, deep down we’re conservationists,” Hall said. “We’re trying to conserve the environment, in some small way, and keep the landfills a little less full.”center_img ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Facebook Marathon runner persists after being mauled by a pit bull Grace is a senior journalism major and minor in business. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and loves to spend time in the sunshine with her friends. She can’t start her day without a cup of coffee and when she’s not in the media lab you can find her exploring hidden gems in Fort Worth. Instagram user threatens Fort Worth on Easter Sunday printA policy China enacted in 2018 changed the dynamics of recycling on a global and national scale, even affecting local communities. With the “National Sword” policy, China banned the import of 24 types of “contaminated” materials, such as plastics and paper products. Now, only high-grade materials, such as cardboard and newsprint that meet a 99.5% purity standard can be exported. The U.S. was one of China’s largest exporters, sending over 70% of its plastic waste to China in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data by Unearthed. The policy originated as an effort to lower the amount of contaminated waste that was overflowing from Chinese processing facilities. The majority of waste came from plastics contaminated with food or non-recyclable products. In 2018, the number of plastics received by China dropped 99.1% compared to the previous year. As a result, countries in Southeast Asia have increased the number of imports they receive per year. According to Resource Recycling, in 2018, Thailand imported 1.2 billion pounds of scrap, triple the amount it received the previous year.But, these smaller, less-developed countries lack the capacity and resources needed to handle large amounts of material at one time. An overwhelming amount of plastic and paper scrap forced Vietnam to place a four-month hold on imports in 2018. Before the ban, selling recyclable materials offset processing costs, but now American cities are responsible for the payment of sorting their residential recycled materials, and more waste is ending up in landfills and incinerators, which pollutes the global environment. In Fort Worth, processing costs have increased due to the demand for cleaner, recyclable materials, which require more labor, equipment and technology. The more contaminated the material, the less monetary value it holds.  This pile of waste represents 1/5 of the recycled trash collected each day by Republic Services. Credit: Grace Toups World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Making the first year countlast_img read more


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first_img“The judicial harassment of Rappler by various government agencies is bordering on the absurd,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. June 1, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Philippines As well as Ressa, the other persons charged yesterday were managing editor Glenda M. Gloria and five members of the website’s 2016 board: Felicia Atienza, Manuel Ayala, James Bitanga, Nico Jose Nolledo and James Velasquez. The SEC decision was the first assault in an unrelenting war that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has waged against Rappler, a symbol of journalistic freedom and independence. It has included a ban of Rappler reporters in the presidential palace, tax evasion accusations, and a defamation charge under a law that did not exist at the time of the alleged offence. In their attempts to intimidate the website’s journalists, the authorities even went so far as to detain Ressa in February. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the trumped-up charges that were brought yesterday against Maria Ressa, the executive editor of the Philippine news website Rappler, and against her managing editor and five members of the website’s 2016 board. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Yesterday’s charges were brought before the regional court in the Manila suburb of Prasig by the Prasig prosecutor’s office. Organisation News News Relentless war May 3, 2021 Find out more A demonstrator protests against press freedom violations on 14 February, the day after Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa’s arrest (photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP). In this, the latest in a seemingly inexorable series of judicial proceedings against Rappler and its staff, Maria Ressa and her colleagues were accused of violating the anti-dummy law, which bans foreign ownership of Philippine media outlets – an accusation that is not based on any established fact. The charges are based on a Securities and Exchange Commission decision in January 2018 to revoke Rappler’s licence on the grounds that it was not totally Philippine owned. The claim did not stand up to scrutiny, as RSF demonstrated at the time in its Media Ownership Monitor report on Philippine media ownership. The Philippines is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. “In all, the website and its journalists are currently the targets of proceedings in at least 11 cases, each as spurious as the other. Against the government’s manipulation of the judicial system with the aim of silencing troublesome media outlets, Rappler stands as pillar of democracy to be defended at all cost.” Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago February 16, 2021 Find out more March 28, 2019 – Updated on March 29, 2019 Another spurious charge against embattled Philippine website Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Receive email alerts News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News —————————————————————————-UpdateAbroad at the time of the events, Maria Ressa was arrested Friday morning at her arrival at Manilla Airport, in the Philippines. She was brought before a court a couple of hours later, before being released on bail. —————————————————————————– PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetJudicial harassment PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetJudicial harassment last_img read more


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first_img Receive email alerts News FranceEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Three journalists were violently manhandled during demonstrations in Bastia against the privatisation of the ferry company SNCM on 27 and 28 September and 1st October. A reporter on the Parisien received death threats on 17 October, after publication of an article headlined „Scandal at the SNCM‰. “We are ready to act as a civil party to any complains that journalists might bring in the next few days,” said Reporters Without Borders. June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News RSF_en to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked by an escalation of violence against journalists in Corsica, and the general climate of insecurity there after two cameramen and a photographer were violently manhandled during demonstrations in Bastia.The cameramen, working for France 2 and France 3 and a photographer for the news agency AFP, were attacked during demonstrations against the privatisation of the ferry company SNCM on 27 and 28 September, and 1st October.Elsewhere, Jean-Marc Plantade, financial editor on the Parisien, received death threats by phone against himself and his family after publishing an article on 17 October headlined, “Scandal at the SNC”. In the article he exposed alleged embezzlement of takings by some staff on board the company’s ferries.”This situation, surprising within the European Union, is not however unusual on the island,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We offer our support to all those who have been attacked and received death threats since the demonstrations organised against the privatisation of the SNCM””We are ready to act as a civil party in any complaints that journalists might bring in the next few days. It is essential to break the law of silence that affects all journalists who work in Corsica or who handle Corsican affairs on the continent.””We call on the Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, to do his utmost to guarantee the safety of journalists on the island and those who are currently under threat on the continent,” said Reporters Without Borders. “We received death threats on the switchboard of the Parisien and on my personal extension,” said Plantade. They said: ‘We are going to kill you, you and your children’. “It’s a form of intellectual terrorism, and it’s up to the government to ensure that the people making these threats are put out of harm’s way “.”I think it’s worth remembering that a prefect was murdered in Corsica not very long ago.” he told Reporters Without Borders.Christophe Hilary, a cameraman with France 3 National, received a violent blow on the cheek on 28 September, while he was filming some 200 rioters, about one third of them hooded, who were attacking an EDF vehicle in the streets of Bastia.””I was only filming the feet of the demonstrators and moreover, we are not police auxiliaries,” he said. “We abide by a code of ethics, and we systematically refuse to hand over our pictures to the security forces when they ask for them. But we must be allowed to work in Corsica, just like anywhere else,” he told Reporters Without Borders. The cameraman has made an official complaint.Olivier Laban-Mattei, a photographer for AFP, was violently manhandled by demonstrators at the port of Bastia on 1st October while he was filming a plainclothes policeman being beaten up by some 15 hooded demonstrators.The demonstrators seized his camera and threw it in the sea, but he managed to save the shots, which were published on 2 October in the Journal du Dimanche and on the front page of the Parisien. Corse-Matin unfortunately published them on the following day, without blurring the picture, thus making one of the demonstrators recognisable. AFP also sold a series of 12 pictures that were published in the review Choc on 6 October.Since the pictures were published, Laban-Mattei, who is of Corsican origin and who has worked on the island for six years, received a number of threats that were reported by several of his colleagues who are permanently based in Corsica. The photographer has decided to bring a complaint and Reporters Without Borders will be a civil party to the case.”I quickly took the decision to by-line my photos so as to protect my colleagues on the spot. I think it’s unfortunate, to have to lower one’s camera, if one wants to continue following events in Corsica.” he told Reporters Without Borders. “I’m afraid for Olivier, and I fear he will no longer be able to work in Corsica as he did before. We’re not in Iraq but you have to realise we are working in difficult conditions here”, said Patrick Vella, a journalist on France 3 Corse who has been working on the island for 25 years, and received death threats himself in 2004. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more October 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists get death threats in Corsica after covering ferry company conflict Follow the news on France Organisation Help by sharing this information News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


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first_imgTop StoriesPlea In Supreme Court Seeks Independent Inquiry In Alleged Encounter Killings In UP’s Chitrakoot Jail Srishti Ojha15 May 2021 9:56 PMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Apex Court seeking an independent inquiry into the latest killings happened in the Chitrakoot Jail of Uttar Pradesh through the agency of the best serving officer of CBI or NIA, under the aegis of Supreme Court.The plea has sought appointment of a Central Agency like CBI or a counter-terrorist agency like NIA, under supervision of the top Court to investigate into killings of 3 under trials happened in Chitrakoot jail, and all extrajudicial killings happened in UP after 18th March 2017, with special reference to those killings done under direct orders of CM Yogi Adityanath.Advertisement The plea filed by Advocate Anoop Prakash Awasti has alleged that UP’s Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi has openly promoted the culture of encounters and extrajudicial killings and went on record to say ” Police in UP will now respond to a bullet with a bullet.”Further the petitioner has said that the CM reportedly announced in the UP state assembly “apradhiyon la thok diya jayega” completely forgetting the enshrined ideals of separation of power intertwined in the basic strcture of our constitution and fundamental right to life under Article 21,Advertisement According to the petitioner, in our system a life can be taken only through the ‘procedure established by law’ by following due process’ through our judicial machinery prescribed in our constitution. Therefore CM, who’s the provincial head of an elected government encroached upon the domain of punishment in sanctioning the taking of life in encounters without following the due process of law.”What is not being said but is so obvious is that these killing are motivated, extrajudicial, done in cold blood that in the sequence of naration provided and same is part of the ‘thok do culture’ directly promoted by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath Ji which is completely an antithesis of Rule of Law.” the plea reads.Advertisement Advertisement The petitioner has cited the killing of Munna Bajrangi who was shot dead in Bagpat Jail of UP, and Vikas Dubey’s encounter last year to state that the present incident of killings and encounters in jail is not a stray incident and there have been several hundred encounters in UP since 2017 which is not only alarming but equally disturbing.According to the petitioner, the biggest worry qua the extra-judicial killings if gone unchecked is that the life of any citizen can be taken anytime by the state agencies.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “Any enmity or private dispute or quest of settling private score may lead to filing of few criminal cases in some police station against the undesired person, branding him a dreaded criminal within days, to be taken into custody as under trial, and fellow may be eliminated by being shot anytime anywhere by the police/law enforcement authorities on any false pretext like attempt of snatching a rifle or pistol of a fellow police personnel during transportation or even inside the jail.” the plea reads.The plea has stated that, while in a mature, civilized, democratic, rule of law based county like India, history of violence should be remembered, not repeated, in State of UP, a battle of Agincourt is being fought in its jails where the police, “an organised band of criminals”, under the direct orders of the top of the administration is summerly executing the prisoners on frivolous excuses.The plea has added that prisoners are being executed on frivolous excuses like snatching of pistol or firing by the dead, deffing conscience, constitution, fundamental rights, human rights and this culture of violence being promoted in the state of UP militates against the basic notion of very rule of law where violence has become a collective enterprise to portray the authority of government and obscure its failures.TagsSupreme Court Chitrakoot Jail Case CBI NIA Uttar Pradesh #Encounter 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


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first_imgWork helplines doubleThe availability of workplace helplines has doubled over the last 10 years,according to research by Industrial Relations Services. Two million employees(7 per cent of the workforce) are covered by employee assistance programmes,based on providing counselling and advice via the telephone, the study found.”Firms are increasingly turning to helplines for reasons ranging frombeing seen as a caring employer to their systematic role in stress and absencemanagement programmes and in trauma response initiatives,” said PhilipPearson, editor of IRS publication Employee Health Bulletin.UK second in exportsThe UK was the world’s second largest exporter of services, after the USA,accounting for 7 per cent of global exports figures just released for 1998show. Financial services increased between 1997 and 1998 to contribute £6.3bnto the UK’s surplus, with other business services and insurance services alsostrongly in surplus, according to the Office for National Statistics. The UKwas the fourth largest importer of services, accounting for 6 per cent ofglobal imports, with deficits in transport, travel, communication andgovernment services. Well over a third of service imports were for transport.Site for job flexibilityA web site dedicated to flexible working opportunities has been launched bya recruitment company. SwiftWork.com was set up following research by theHenley Centre that predicted that a quarter of all workers will work from homeby 2020 and that permanent jobs will be replaced by temporary project-basedcontracts. “SwiftWork.com is designed to facilitate the changes we aregoing to see in the way we work. Our site is the first to specialise in therecruitment of highly-skilled professionals in search of part-time or flexiblework,” said managing director Lynette Swift. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefOn 22 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


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