photographs: Martin GardnerPhotographs: Martin Gardner Save this picture!© Martin GardnerRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. AR Design Studio, an award-winning RIBA certified contemporary architectural practice based in Winchester, Hampshire, recently completed a highly innovative single-storey modern extension to a 3-bedroom house in North London. The finished property, Elm Court, retains its humble street appearance, yet is completely transformed from its previous gloomy atmosphere, with the new modern extension creating a light, airy and open living environment. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe recently retired owners sought to adapt the existing small and cramped property into their perfect home. The brief was to design a single storey contemporary extension at the rear of the existing property, linking in with the original, whilst making minimal physical changes. The open-plan extension was to comprise of a new kitchen, dining/living space, utility room, cinema room, WC and office area; with the aim to bring views of the garden and more light into the property. Save this picture!© Martin Gardner“At AR Design Studio we are particularly interested in the relationships between inside and outside spaces, between the man-made and nature,” states lead architect Mike Ford. “The owners could see the potential to completely revive the feel and functionality of this home using the tight site as the parameter for an interesting design approach. The result completely transforms the feel and atmosphere of the existing property.” Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe architectural concept is rooted in uniting the house with the garden and positively affecting the interior feel of the original property, whilst making minimal physical changes. The solution was to have a wall running through the entire home. This physical wall acts as an axis of movement, guiding you through the house, from old to new. It also draws the eye through the space and out to the garden providing a physical inside/outside link. The wall breaks down as it dissects the contemporary extension, defining smaller, more intimate spaces, whilst still retaining the feeling of togetherness evident in open-plan living. (link to another property in portfolio with open plan living) Save this picture!© Martin GardnerAs the wall reaches into the garden it projects through the large glazed doors, which can be opened completely. These allow sunlight to flood through the open-plan space and filter down gradually into the original property, creating beautiful shards of light. A flush threshold allows the tiled floor finish of the interior to continue out onto the patio, creating a seamless link between inside and outside. The entire contemporary extension is highly insulated to improve the sustainability credentials of the house. In addition, an efficient fireplace is located centrally to the space for localised heating, with under floor heating running throughout the ground floor. This provides a comfortable and efficient environment to live in. Elm Court is now a perfectly balanced modern working home, bursting with traditional values, contemporary style and innovative design, all within a very modest sized property.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBass Ensemble / Hyla ArchitectsSelected ProjectsDas Aigner / Kleboth Lindinger DollnigSelected Projects Share Projects United Kingdom Elm Court / AR Design Studio “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Martin Gardner+ 14 Share 2012 2012 Architects: AR Design Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/419678/elm-court-ar-design-studio Clipboard Photographs Year: “COPY” ArchDaily Elm Court / AR Design StudioSave this projectSaveElm Court / AR Design Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/419678/elm-court-ar-design-studio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAR Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonHousesUnited KingdomPublished on August 24, 2013Cite: “Elm Court / AR Design Studio” 24 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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A lunchtime protest in downtown Manhattan, N.Y., offered a strong show of support for former Wendy’s worker Rynetta Bennett, who was fired for being an organizer of the campaign for $15-an-hour wages and a union.The Jan. 31 protest against Wendy’s was organized by 99 Pickets and Fight for 15. Participants chanted “Get up! Get down! There’s a revolution in this town!” while stopping customers from entering the store.The Rude Mechanical Orchestra provided loud solidarity in front of the restaurant for Bennett and the fight for a liveable wage.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture March 10, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 U Win Tin, denied Red Cross visits, to spend 76th birthday in jail MyanmarAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association called for the unconditional release of Burma’s best-known journalist, U Win Tin, as he prepared to spend his 76th birthday on 12 March in his special cell in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison.The two press freedom organisations have also appealed for people to sign on www.rsf.org an international petition for his release.Since his arrest on 4 July 1989, U Win Tin, who is serving a 20-year sentence on charges including “anti-government propaganda”, has been deprived of his basic rights, including proper medical treatment and being able to write. Since the start of 2006 he has no longer been able to receive visits from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).According to recent information, U Win Tin currently needs treatment for high blood pressure and inflammation of the prostate. Even though he is checked twice a month by a prison doctor, he is dependent on the help of his relatives who regularly bring him medication and food.His health has seriously deteriorated after 16 years in prison and he has suffered two heart attacks. Receive email alerts Organisation U Win Tin is entitled to a twice-monthly visit from a relative for 20 to 25 minutes. They are allowed to bring him medication, food and magazines, but a censorship bureau within the prison checks all documents brought in to him.The authorities twice wrongly announced his release, in November 2004 and in July 2005. Under Burmese law he has been eligible for release for good behaviour since July 2005.Over the past six years, U Win Tin had been receiving regular visits from ICRC representatives, but the Geneva-based organisation no longer visits Burmese prisoners, since the members of the UDSA movement, close to the government, demanded to be present during interviews.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association pointed out the importance of Red Cross visits to Burmese political prisoners and urged the government to stop obstructing the organisation’s work. Since May 1999, the ICRC has made more than 450 visits to around 80,000 prisoners.Reporters Without Borders has obtained two previously unpublished photos showing U Win Tin with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, to whom he was a close advisor. The leader of the National League for Democracy has been under house arrest since May 2003 and has spent ten of the past 16 years in detention. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Follow the news on Myanmar News MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 31, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association called for the unconditional release of Burma’s best known journalist, U Win Tin, who will spend his 76th birthday in prison on 12 March 2006. He has been in prison for 16 years after being sentenced to 20 years for “anti-government propaganda”. Both organisations called for a resumption of Red Cross visits, suspended for three months. RSF_en Help by sharing this information News May 12, 2021 Find out more News
May 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chen Guangcheng, “in danger” China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific News ———-27.04.2012 – Well-known dissident Chen Guangcheng escapes from house arrestReporters Without Borders urges the government of the country concerned to grant fugitive human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng and his family political asylum if it is true, as some say, that he has found refuge in a foreign embassy in Beijing after escaping earlier this week from the house arrest to which he had been subjected since release from prison in 2010.“On the other hand, if Chen is still on Chinese territory, the Chinese authorities must now end his house arrest – of which the abuses probably prompted him to escape – and stop harassing him,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Chen deserves to be able to lead a normal life. It was his defence of human rights that led to his arrest. He is not a criminal.”Reporters Without Borders also calls on the Chinese authorities to guarantee the safety of Chen’s family and not use them as bargaining chips; to provide an explanation of the mistreatment inflicted on Chen and his family, which was unacceptable; and to punish those responsible severely.One of China’s leading dissident human rights lawyers, Chen eluded his guards in his home in Dongshigu, in Shandong province, on 22 April and is now “in a safe place” in Beijing, some of his supporters say. This may be an embassy, possibly the US embassy.Since making his escape, Chen, who is blind, has recorded a video that has been circulated by Boxun, an independent Chinese website based in the United States, and is available on YouTube. He addresses three demands to Prime Minister Wen Jiaobo in the video:- He asks Wen to order an investigation into the mistreatment and beatings received by his family members, and he names local officials who had been mistreating his wife, his son, his mother and himself since late 2010.- He asks that his family’s safety be guaranteed.- And he calls for corruption in China to be dealt with properly, and for those responsible to be punished according to the law.Since his escape, at least two of his assistants have reportedly been arrested – He Peirong, who is said to have helped him escape, and Guo Yushan. His home, where his wife, mother and daughter are still located, is reportedly surrounded by police. His brother and nephew are said to have been beaten and taken to a police station.A self-taught lawyer and blind since childhood, Chen is known as the “barefoot lawyer” who campaigned against forced sterilization, late abortions and land seizures. Chinese and foreign journalists and fellow-dissidents who have tried to visit him since his release from prison in 2010 have been systematically turned away and sometimes attacked by those guarding his home.Chen’s escape is all the more embarrassing for the Chinese government as it comes amid an internal crisis linked to the purge of the once popular politician Bo Xilai. Prime Minister Wen is meanwhile on a European tour and is due to meet next week with US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who has publicly supported Chen in the past. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more ———-30-04-2012 – Chen Guangcheng safe, Hu Jia arrested and releasedReporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the US authorities to grant fugitive human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚) its protection now that it seems to have been confirmed that he has found a temporary refuge in the US embassy.Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕), the wife of free speech activist Hu Jia (胡佳), meanwhile reported on Twitter on 28 April that Hu had been arrested for posting a photo of himself with Chen online. “He is to remain in police custody for another 24 hours,” she wrote. “I asked him where he was going to sleep and he replied: On a chair.” (传唤延长到24小时，我问胡佳睡哪，说让待椅子上). He was finally released yesterday.Hu and his wife have been under a form of house arrest together ever since he was freed in June 2011 on completing a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence on a subversion charge for posting articles online criticizing censorship and for giving interviews to foreign media. Also well-known for his defence of the environment and AIDS sufferers, he was awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2008.Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to put a stop to the illegal mistreatment of Chen Guangcheng’s relatives and friends and to release his assistants and the other persons suspected of helping him to escape from house arrest. The organization also calls on the authorities to end Hu Jia and Zeng Jinyan’s house arrest.Chen’s fate is expected to be one of the leading topics when US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and treasury secretary Timothy Geithner are in Beijing on 3 and 4 May for a new round of talks in the “strategic and economic dialogue” between the United States and China. Follow the news on China Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the US authorities to allow the Chinese dissident human rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his family to come to the US.“The US authorities must accept their responsibility in this matter,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By allowing Chen into their embassy on 26 April, they became responsible for his and his family’s safety. We call on the US government to facilitate their departure for the United States as soon as possible.”The Chinese government today said Chen could go abroad to study, if so desired. The announcement was the first sign that a solution might be found to the deadlock. A US university has offered him a fellowship. He and his family need to be given passports and US visas quickly to allow them to travel. Reporters Without Borders urges the Chinese authorities to guarantee that he will be allowed to return to China, and that he will be safe there, when he has completed his studies abroad.Chen left the embassy and was taken to a hospital on 2 May, before US secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s arrival in Beijing for the latest round in the “Economic and Strategic Dialogue” between the United States and China. Those close to Chen suggested that he may have been pressured to leave the embassy. He was subsequently able to speak with Clinton by telephone and tell her what he wanted.He was reunited with his wife and two children in the hospital, but was reportedly unable to contact the rest of his family.Chen had initially planned to stay in China after receiving assurances from the Chinese authorities he and his family would be treated better, but the government quickly broke its promises. Surveillance of his relatives was stepped up while he was in the embassy and his wife was tied to a chair for two days and threatened with being beaten to death.The Chinese lawyer who had been helping him, Jiang Tianyong, was taken and beaten by police officers yesterday until he was “deaf in one ear.”Chen told Agence France-Presse that he was “in great danger” and “in a critical situation.” Yesterday, he reiterated his desire to go to the Unites States in phone call from his hospital bed with the US Congress while it was holding a hearing on his case. 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RSF_en Reports MexicoAmericas News Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Mexico Organisation News The newspaper Noroeste reports that the Sinaloa state authorities agreed yesterday to provide protection for Juan Torres, its correspondent in Escuinapa. According to state prosecutor Oscar Fidel González, investigators suspect a link between the 28 November murder of press photographer Gregorio Rodríguez Hernández and the threats recently made against Torres. The police are reportedly now going to interrogate Escuinapa’s mayor and its former police chief, who were the subject of allegations in an article by Torres.————————————————————–16.12.2004 – Journalist threatened over report about links between police and drug traffickersReporters Without Borders voiced concern today about threats that have been made against Juan Torres, the correspondent of the regional newspaper Noroeste in Escuinapa (in the northeastern state of Sinaloa) and said they should be taken all the more seriously as they could be linked to the murder of a news photographer in Escuinapa last month.”We would like this journalist and his family to be given protection and for an investigation to get under way as soon as possible,” the organisation said in a letter to Sinaloa state prosecutor Óscar Fidel González Mendívil, asking to be kept informed of the investigation’s progress.Three men in a black pickup without licence plates stopped outside Torres’ home on 14 December and one of them said to his son: “Tell your father we read his article today and he is the one we are going to silence.” In the article concerned, Torres said Escuinapa’s mayor preferred to say nothing about alleged links between former police chief Abel Enrique Zavala and drug traffickers.Torres’ son was unable to identify the men because they wore hats, stayed inside the pickup and only partially lowered its tinted windows. The newspaper filed a complaint the same day with the Sinaloa state prosecutor and demanded protection for Torres and his family.Gregorio Rodríguez Hernández, a photographer with the daily El Debate, was shot dead by several gunmen in the same city on 28 November while dining in a restaurant with this family. Jesús Blancornelas, the editor of the weekly Zeta, said the murder could linked to the existence of photos taken by Rodríguez showing Zavala, the former police chief, in the company of alleged Sinaloa cartel hit man Antonio Frausto Ocampo during a party on 20 November.A report in the daily La Crónica de Hoy on 3 December said the police suspected that it was Frausto Ocampo who shot Rodríguez. It said the police were also looking for two of the three Cedano Ornelas brothers, who were suspected of participating in the killing. One of them, Abraham, 20, has already been arrested. The police also found the jeep allegedly used by the killers in a place owned by Frausto Ocampo. The murder weapon has also reportedly been identified. to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more December 17, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities agree to give Juan Torres protection MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out more
Twitter Facebook Facebook Hospital board votes to keep current chair Local NewsGovernment Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Roy Perkins, left, of God’s Way engages in a video conference with Richard Llanez using an app called Zoom on Wednesday in his home. Perkins uses Zoom to connect with an audience and speaks about the Holy Bible. After another round of heated discussions Tuesday night, Ector County Hospital District board members voted to keep Mary Thompson as the current board chair.In a 4-3 vote, board members Richard Herrera, David Dunn and Ben Quiroz voted in favor of keeping Thompson board president while Bryn Dodd and Mary Lou Anderson voted in favor of Don Hallmark. The board then unanimously voted Hallmark to be the executive committee member.Prior to the vote for board president, Hallmark listed reasons why he felt the board needed new leadership, leading to a string of back and forth comments between Herrera, Dodd and Quiroz.Accusations of disrespectful conduct were voiced about board members on both sides of the vote, while attempts to defend fellow board members often led to further bashing.Dunn and Anderson remained quiet for most of the meeting, aside from Dunn making a motion for Hallmark to be named executive committee member.The special meeting, which only included the two items, lasted about 20 minutes. Pinterest By admin – June 19, 2018 Previous articleMan charged after reportedly killing wife’s unborn babyNext articleTEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Wild pitch overall difference in Midland’s 4-3 loss admin
Top StoriesMost Precious Fundamental Right To Life Unconditionally Embraces Even An Undertrial: Supreme Court in Sidhique Kappan Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 April 2021 9:36 PMShare This – xThe most precious fundamental ‘right to life’ unconditionally embraces even an undertrial, the Supreme Court observed while directing to shift Kerala journalist Sidhique Kappan from Mathura Jail in Uttar Pradesh to a Government hospital in Delhi for medical treatment.The bench comprising Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and AS Bopanna observed thus in the order passed in a habeas corpus petition filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists(KUWJ) seeking Kappan’s release. While considering the plea, the court noted from the Medical Report submitted before it that Kappan had tested COVID-19 Positive on 21st April, 2021, was having fever (T-102F) and had also suffered an injury as he fainted and fell down in the bathroom for which intervention of a surgeon was suggested. It was stated therein that he is having multiple health issues like diabetes, heart ailment, blood pressure and bodily injury. However, the next set of medical reports and the additional affidavit circulated by the State this morning show that he has tested COVID-19 Negative, the court noted.”We are of the view that owing to the apparent precarious health condition of the arrestee, it is necessary to provide adequate and effective medical assistance to him and to allay all apprehension relating to his health, it would be in the interest of justice to shift Sidhique Kappan – the arrestee, either to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital or to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) or any other Government Hospital in Delhi for the proper medical treatment. The needful shall in this regard be done at the earliest.”, the court observed.Regarding the submission made by the Solicitor General that adequate medical treatment is being provided as in the case of all other jail inmates and if need be further facility shall be extended to the arrestee, the bench observed thus:”We state that the most precious fundamental ‘right to life’ unconditionally embraces even an undertrial. The consideration made herein is keeping in view the peculiar facts and circumstances of this case. Merely because the other jail inmates are receiving treatment similar to the arrestee need not deter us.”After his recovery, he has to be sent back to Mathura jail, where he is under custody in a UAPA case on the allegation that he was trying to create communal unrest in UP after the Hathras gang rape-murder crime, the court ordered.Case: Kerala Union of Working Journalists vs. Union of India [ WP (Crl.) 307 OF 2020]Coram: CJI NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and AS BopannaCounsel: Adv Wills Mathews, SG Tushar MehtaCitation: LL 2021 SC 234Click here to Read/Download Order TagsFundamental Right To Life #Supreme Court CJI NV Ramana Justice Surya Kant Justice AS Bopanna Next Story
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Concern growing over speeding issues on Twin Towns route By News Highland – May 22, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Concern is said to be growing among residents in the Twin Towns over the speed and careless driving by some motorists travelling on the Drumboe road.The route, which is also home to the Finn Valley College, is used regularly as a bypass of Ballybofey and Stranorlar with on-going calls for traffic calming measures to be installed along the road in a bid to curb the problem.Local Councillor Patrick McGowan is demanding action from Donegal County Council as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pannmghjghjghjghtdrumboe.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articlePaddy McGrath – We have to play as Ulster ChampionsNext articlePipe bomb-type device discovered in Derry overnight News Highland Twitter Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th