England v Barbarians Called Off

first_imgTo recap: England v Barbarians will be called off unless the Barbarians can find 12 new players in the next 24 hours who can guarantee they have been in a Covid-free bubble.This is all because 12 Barbarians went out on the town last night… more on @TimesSport https://t.co/0C8vyz7BTs— Alex Lowe (@AlexMLowe) October 22, 2020Chris Robshaw, Richard Wigglesworth, Sean Maitland and Jackson Wray were among those reported as being stood down from the game, along with a number of other Saracens players.In light of the latest findings, Eddie Jones’s side will now not see any competition until they face Italy in Rome next week in the Six Nations.The RFU say they will continue to look into this and that no details on individuals or numbers of players involved will be confirmed until their investigation is concluded. “There has been a great deal of effort put into Covid codes of conduct and planning for games, including cooperation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely. We are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead.”Alex Lowe of The Times had previously reported that the Barbarians needed to find 12 players because a dozen of the squad went out on the Wednesday. Baa-Baas bubble: The Barbarians work on their lineout at Latymer Upper School (Getty Images) England v Barbarians Called OffSunday’s fixture between England and the Barbarians at Twickenham has been called off after an investigation discovered that Baa-Baas players twice breached the Covid-19 protocols by leaving their hotel bubble.The Baa-Baas squad have been staying in a central London hotel and were meant to follow strict guidelines, as well as undergoing testing to ensure their environment is Covid-secure. However, on Wednesday evening a number of Baa-Baas players left the hotel without permission and could now be infectious, which threw Sunday’s match into jeopardy. Sunday’s match at Twickenham will not take place due to Covid-19 protocol breaches There has been a breach of the agreed Covid-19 code of conduct which every player & staff member signed prior to attending camp.We are extremely disappointed in the actions of the players involved & do not in any way condone their conduct. #Baabaas #rugby #rugbyunited pic.twitter.com/wnLcbpR4jH— Barbarian FC (@Barbarian_FC) October 22, 2020In the RFU’s investigation into that breach though, it was also discovered that there was an earlier undisclosed breach on Tuesday, when a number of players left the hotel bubble without permission and without informing organisers of their whereabouts. The RFU have decided that as those players did not isolate from the rest of the group on their return, the bubble environment was compromised. I want to express my deepest apologies to @Barbarian_FC @EnglandRugby and the rugby family for letting you down this week pic.twitter.com/mBPLuL69hA— Chris Robshaw (@ChrisRobshaw) October 23, 2020RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said: “We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play. However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Mermaid Beach Residence / BE Architecture

first_imgArchitects: BE Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Caesarstone, Havwoods, Signorino, Ventech, Don Currie Carpets, Market Timbers “COPY” 2019 Mermaid Beach Residence / BE Architecture Andrew Piva, Broderick Ely, Jon Boucher ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914801/mermaid-beach-residence-be-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Andy McPherson+ 46Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Mermaid Beach, Australia Mermaid Beach Residence / BE ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMermaid Beach Residence / BE Architecture Photographs: Andy McPherson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Area: 500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914801/mermaid-beach-residence-be-architecture Clipboard Year: ArchDaily Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareDesign Team:Duncan McLeary, Scott McPherson, Mitch KeddellCity:Mermaid BeachCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andy McPhersonText description provided by the architects. The Mermaid Beach Residence is a new family home positioned along a surf beach in Queensland. Working with clients with a strong appreciation of concrete, the building was designed primarily of exposed concrete internally, as well as externally, with the addition of operable timber shutters on the external windows.Save this picture!© Andy McPhersonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andy McPhersonThe architecture of the Mermaid Beach signifies permanence; a desire to stay and age, a dialogue between architecture and the intrinsic human desire and emotional need for permanence, or in other words; to put down roots.Save this picture!© Andy McPhersonIn contrast, the house itself is situated atop something that is impermanent, the beach; a place of erosion and movement. The region the residence is located in means that it has to contend with cyclonic winds and thunderstorms, as well as penetrating sunlight.Save this picture!© Andy McPhersonThis meant that the architecture had to speak to these fundamental considerations by means of providing privacy and protection from the often volatile weather conditions, while simultaneously being the opposite; a relaxed, open, sun-drenched family home that opens out directly on the beach.Save this picture!© Andy McPhersonThe materiality and architectural plan of the project is a result of these conversations, in harmony with the clients need for a timeless, functional family home.Save this picture!© Andy McPhersonProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Senate of Canada Building / Diamond Schmitt Architects + KWC ArchitectsSelected ProjectsGrowing Up Pavilion / New Office WorksSelected Projects Share Projects CopyAbout this officeBE ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMermaid BeachAustraliaPublished on April 11, 2019Cite: “Mermaid Beach Residence / BE Architecture” 11 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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

Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G A…

first_imgArchDaily Apartments Projects Year: Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTEN Save this picture!© Aytac Pekdemir+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2019 CopyApartments•Sempach, Switzerland Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928794/alterssiedlung-sempach-apartments-dolmus-architekten-plus-b2g-architekten Clipboard Photographs: Aytac PekdemirLead Architects Preproject To Building Permit:Cédric von Däniken, Gani TuruncLead Architect Construction Management:Kurt GabrielCity:SempachCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aytac PekdemirRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. In an ideal location close to the small town of Sempach, a new senior residence home has been created. Two separate buildings were erected in the same architectural language, opening up a space that creates a clearly defined entrance situation. The five-story head building is located closer to Eicherstrasse. On its ground floor is a highly appreciated community space with a garden seating area. Along the front yard, but slightly moved rearward is the second, lower volume.Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Aytac PekdemirBoth buildings manifest fair-faced concrete with a sandblasted façade, which is structured by horizontal joints. The additive arrangements of the punched windows provide an even overall appearance of the façade. There are a total of 15 retirement apartments, divided into 2.5 and 3.5 room accommodations.Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirFloor plans, transportation infrastructure, and materialization were considered with respect to age-appropriate living. Both volumes present a core structure with staircases and spacious elevators. The apartments convince with a trilateral illumination of the living- and dining area, as well as two-sided loggias, with a view of the lake from the upper stories.Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirProject gallerySee allShow lessCMA House / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsWatcombe Cottage / RX ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:6204 Sempach, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” Area: 1245 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland Architects: B2G ARCHITEKTEN, dolmus Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928794/alterssiedlung-sempach-apartments-dolmus-architekten-plus-b2g-architekten Clipboard CopyAbout this officedolmus ArchitektenOfficeFollowB2G ARCHITEKTENOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSempachOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on November 22, 2019Cite: “Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTEN” 22 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save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 Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTENSave this projectSaveAlterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTENlast_img read more

Calixto House / GRX Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Projects Calixto House / GRX Arquitectos 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943372/calixto-house-grx-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Architects: GRX Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943372/calixto-house-grx-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Puebla de Don Fadrique, Spaincenter_img “COPY” “COPY” Calixto House / GRX ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCalixto House / GRX Arquitectos Spain Photographs: Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Collaborators:Jose M. Pérez Sevilla, Maribel Fernández Díez, Romain Guigo, Sophia Heinen, Antonio Jesús Gutierrez Camille Vinas, Dennis Graves, Tommaso Banfi, Jose María Rueda Romero, Diego VincenzStructure:Daniel UseroMEP:Alicia Gómez QuirantesCity:Puebla de Don FadriqueCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Recommended ProductsCompositesNeolithNeolith in Chase CenterWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Architecture’s main concern has been the city, its future and its transformations, but the future of the city may be the countryside in the face of climate and political collapse. Casa Calixto allows us to reflect on the possibility of offering rural contexts in the creation of new biopolitical realities.Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Save this picture!Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)The house is articulated with a simple program: a garage well connected with the garden to make parties with friends, and a sunny house looking to the landscape with a radical opening controlling the entrance of sunlight through a big visor. The project is based on the logic of tours through the house, as a promenade architecturale, as well as in the connection with the landscape and garden. Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)A perimeter wall that gives continuity to the local landscape, generates height differences that allow a double dialogue: to observe the landscape from the inside as well as to preserve the privacy from external views. The transition between inside and outside is materialized through a horizontal opening to the garden and two vertical ones for the entrance of light. Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Save this picture!Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)When walking through the house, small openings link the inner domestic world with the exterior landscape. The garden is not seen as the “no-house”, but as an intermediary with the landscape through a new topography.Save this picture!Materialidad. La casa asume la dificil tarea que supone dar continuidad al paisaje vernáculo a través de una construcción contemporánea, donde el arquitecto se presenta como un facilitador de alternativas paisajísticas y cuyos resultados deben plantear materialidades de resistencia.Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Materiality. The house tackles the difficult task of giving continuity to the vernacular landscape with contemporary construction. Consequently, the structure of the house is made of concrete that allows working with the local construction companies and enables an organic, imperfect, and handcrafted result. The cladding is made with stone masonry from a local quarry used as raw material for gravel. The stone used is the result of the surplus material in large slabs production which makes it very economical.Save this picture!Save this picture!Save this picture!The resulting vernacular construction is linked to the environment. In the same way, the stone requires a manual construction that gives it strength and integration with the landscape. The thickness of walls and roof (0.6m) provides a high thermal inertia to the tempered house with an aerothermal system under the ground and the concrete front porch gives shadow on the hot summer and allows the sun entrance in the harsh winter.Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Project gallerySee allShow lessV-Plaza Urban Development / 3deluxe architectureSelected ProjectsJOLOR Showroom / Atelier tao+cSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Javier Callejas + Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Curated by Clara Ott Share Houses CopyAbout this officeGRX ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on July 10, 2020Cite: “Calixto House / GRX Arquitectos” [Casa Calixto / GRX Arquitectos] 10 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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! 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Matalan makes a million for the NSPCC

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 1 May 2003 | News Matalan, its chairman John Hargreaves and his family have raised £1.1 million for the NSPCC FULL STOP campaign to end cruelty to children.John Hargreaves is a long-standing supporter of the children’s charity. In partnership with the NSPCC, a number of events were organised and held, ranging from Gala Balls held at Knowsley Hall in Merseyside, the home of Lord and Lady Derby, to in-store fundraising by Matalan employees. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Matalan makes a million for the NSPCCcenter_img Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people Advertisement 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

DA caves to cop pressure, denies justice for Mumia

first_imgPhiladelphia, April 30 — Despite District Attorney Larry Krasner’s campaign promises to address decades of injustice in the Philadelphia DA’s office, it was evident at a hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal today that the “Mumia exception” — where legal precedent applies to everyone but Mumia – is still the rule.The hearing was the continuation of more than a year of court sessions before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker. They involve a petition by Abu-Jamal based on a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Williams vs. Pennsylvania, that found it unconstitutional for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille to rule on an appeal case in which he had played a significant role as Philadelphia DA. In effect, Castille would have ruled on his own earlier conduct.At a hearing for Abu-Jamal’s appeal on Jan. 17, Assistant DA Tracey Kavanagh had sought a 60-day extension, stating that Krasner’s office wanted to review the outstanding Williams’ cases, of which Abu-Jamal’s is one, in order to standardize their approach to all cases relating to the SCOTUS decision.That hearing was initially intended to include testimony on a 1990 memo from former Assistant DA Gaele McLaughlin Barthold responding to Castille’s request for status updates on capital cases, including Abu-Jamal’s.When the 60-day extension expired on March 26, the DA sought more time for a newly hired paralegal, Ryden Nelson, to conduct an “exhaustive search” of all files related to the capital cases listed in Barthold’s memo.Three days before the April 30 hearing, DA Kavanagh issued a letter to Judge Tucker claiming that their “exhaustive search” had not found the missing Castille memo. It concluded: “Although Mr. Castille was the District Attorney when defendant’s (Abu-Jamal’s) direct appeal was pending and then presided as the Justice/Chief Justice over defendant’s PCRA appeals in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, it is the Commonwealth’s position that he did not have the requisite ‘significant, personal involvement’ in a ‘critical decision’ in this case to give rise to a substantive due process violation as set forth in Williams.”Abu-Jamal’s attorneys, Judith Ritter and Sam Spital from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, challenged the Assistant DA’s claims, noting there had been no indication that paralegal Nelson had reviewed Castille’s personal file on the case. Spital raised that the Commonwealth’s failure to produce the relevant memo favorable to the defense should warrant a finding of “adverse inference” in favor of Abu-Jamal.Judge Tucker granted the defense the right to depose Barthold regarding the missing memo and to file an amendment to their original petition. The next in-court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30.FOP threatens to fill courtroomIt was also apparent that public pressure from the Fraternal Order of Police to fill the court and protest outside Abu-Jamal’s hearing may have influenced the DA’s decision. The Philadelphia Inquirer posted an op-ed piece on April 26 by Maureen Faulkner, widow of police officer Daniel Faulkner, whom Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering. Abu-Jamal has steadfastly maintained his innocence.Faulkner openly challenged Krasner “to fight to keep” Abu-Jamal in prison and claimed “Gov. Wolf and Krasner have politicized the use of capital punishment and life sentences in Pennsylvania.” The opinion piece ended with: “We ask Krasner to set aside his desire for social and legal reconstruction and aggressively perform the duties of the job he swore to perform, and fight for all victims of murder and violent crime. If you agree, please call Krasner and respectfully advise him you expect the same thing.”Using a long defunct Facebook page, “Justice for Danny,” the Fraternal Order of Police called for a demonstration outside the court on April 30 and for Faulkner supporters to fill the seats starting at 8 a.m. Calls by Abu-Jamal supporters to “Pack the Court to Free Mumia,” which also involved an outside rally scheduled for 8 a.m., had circulated for weeks through fliers and social media.The FOP’s evident attempt to intimidate Abu-Jamal supporters may have backfired, as hundreds of them turned out today starting at 7:30 a.m., demonstrating outside and standing in line for over an hour to get seats in the small courtroom. Despite those already waiting, Faulkner and about a dozen FOP supporters, who arrived around 8:30 a.m., were given an entire row, while over 40 of Abu-Jamal’s supporters were forced to squeeze into the remaining seats.Sitting in a section of the courtroom reserved for media, this reporter witnessed the community liaison staff person for the DA’s office make a point of assuring some of the FOP members sitting in the row behind the media that they had nothing to worry about. He specifically pointed out the concluding paragraph of Kavanagh’s letter.Friends of millionaires and politicians get ‘extraordinary relief’In the weeks leading up to Abu-Jamal’s hearing, DA Krasner called for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill to get a new trial because the cop who testified against him was known to lie on the witness stand. Under extensive pressure from Mill’s supporters — who include millionaire entertainers, sports team owners, Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf and former DA Ed Rendell — the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted “extraordinary relief” for Mill and released him on April 24, Abu-Jamal’s birthday.Although there is ample evidence that Abu-Jamal’s case was rife with police corruption, coerced witnesses, missing evidence and now a missing memo, DA Krasner bent to pressure from above — in this case the media and the FOP — and failed to do the right thing.After the court adjourned, hundreds rallied outside the courthouse and then marched through Center City to the DA’s office, vowing to continue the pressure to win justice for Mumia!Video of the protest can be found at tinyurl.com/y92jeezn.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

COVID and People of Color: Is it genocide yet?

first_imgIf you are a person of color, you too, like me, are probably traumatized and fed up with reading article after article that states: “Black and Brown people are especially affected by the coronavirus.”Substitute “coronavirus” with most diseases or other dire social conditions such as unemployment, gentrification, hunger or broader social calamities such as climate change — and there too, people of color will be the most impacted.People line up outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens to be tested for the coronavirus.In other words, people of color bear the brunt of every single damn capitalist calamity.COVID-19 has exposed the fact that the current global infrastructure of capitalism — which the majority of the people live under — is not only incapable of addressing the pandemic, it is aggravating it.On May 3, the United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed stated: “COVID-19 is a threat multiplier. We have a health emergency, a humanitarian emergency and now a development emergency. These emergencies are compounding existing inequalities. In advanced economies, we are seeing higher rates of mortality among already marginalized groups. And in developing countries, the crisis will hit vulnerable populations even harder.“Weak health systems won’t be able to cope. Incomplete social protection systems risk seeing millions fall back into poverty. And governments with little economic firepower will not be able to cushion the impacts or recover quickly. Every single person will be affected by this pandemic.” (news.un.org)Every single person yes, but people of color will be hit the hardest.Public health crisis for people of colorEarly on in the pandemic, news service Vox wrote: “with every day that goes by, it becomes clearer that the virus isn’t an equalizer at all. Instead, it is exacerbating the inequalities . . . taking a disproportionate toll on low-income people, people of color and others . . . already marginalized before the crisis.” (April 10)Interestingly, if it were not for independent academic research, the official Centers for Disease Control tally would not be calculating the effects on people of color correctly.Thank goodness for the nerds.According to the Center for Disease Research and Policy, a Harvard University study concluded that “the CDC’s weighted population distributions underestimate the excess burden of COVID-19 among Blacks and Latinos.” (July 28)This burden is substantiated by many laudable studies.For example, Dr. Sherita Hill Gordon from Johns Hopkins University writes on that website: “People of color, particularly African Americans, are experiencing more serious illness and death due to COVID-19 than white people.”The Journal of the American Medical Association writes: “Predominantly nonwhite communities bore nearly three times the burden of COVID-19 infections and deaths as white neighborhoods.”Furthermore, “residents of mostly nonwhite communities died of the coronavirus at nine times the rate of residents of largely white areas.” (July 28)These conditions — along with the police terror that continues unabated — has resulted in the medical profession determining for the very first time that racism is a public health problem.A statement issued by the National Nurses United asserts “we all have a responsibility to understand and root out the racism in our systems and institutions that are driving these disparities.” (nnu.org, June 1)Early in the pandemic, the neighborhood of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, was hit hard. This is a beautiful, primarily immigrant and Black and Brown neighborhood, notwithstanding recent gentrification. In fact, it’s been noted as the most diverse place on earth. (Daily News, July 12, 2009)In a May 18 Opinion piece in the New York Times, Ed Morales said, “Elmhurst and Corona Queens had its hospital quickly overwhelmed as an early epicenter of the coronavirus, and its residents live in ceaseless anxiety.“Undocumented immigrants in the community don’t want to risk getting emergency care for fear of exposing their status. Roosevelt Avenue, with its chain of restaurants, inexpensive stores and nightlife haunts, turned into a dark, lonely promenade of sorrow and is likely to find it harder to recover than more affluent parts of the city.”Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representing sections of Queens and the Bronx, said at the time that the pandemic “is not really creating new problems. It’s pouring gasoline on existing ones.” (NYTimes, May 4)White supremacists thrilledDoes it not make sense to conclude that Donald Trump, who campaigned on a vile racist program, could care less if more people of color died than whites from COVID?In fact, the Atlantic magazine headlined on May 8: “The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying.”Indeed.That article continued, “The lives of disproportionately black and brown workers are being sacrificed to fuel the engine of a faltering economy, by a president who disdains them. This is the COVID contract.”In his Opinion piece, Morales noted that the first Latinx to die from the virus was a Salvadoran worker at a Smithfield meatpacking plant in South Dakota. Black folks in the South know well the horrors of working at Smithfield, founded in Virginia in 1936, now the largest pork producer in the world.Fast forward to the Republican National Convention defiantly held in North Carolina at the height of the pandemic. The convention was a complete backlash to the righteous actions in the streets against police terror.The RNC gave message after message to the oppressed that if COVID-19 doesn’t kill you, Trump’s cops will.It is notable that, at the moment, a key “advisor” to Trump about COVID is Scott Atlas. He has no scientific or epidemiological background, but he does have Trump’s ear.According to a Truthout article on Aug. 31, Atlas is “pushing a ‘herd immunity’ approach to the pandemic, which would allow the virus to spread nearly unmitigated through the population while protecting nursing homes and others. . . . Building herd immunity in this way is an extremely controversial strategy and has been condemned by epidemiologists and the World Health Organization.”William Hanage, a Harvard professor of epidemiology of infectious disease, wrote in the Guardian on March 15 that herd immunity as a coronavirus policy is like letting a house burn down without trying to fight the fire. Hanage states, “The government has inexplicably chosen to encourage the flames, in the misguided notion that somehow they will be able to control them.”The logic of racist capitalism is: If it is mainly people of color dying from the virus, if it is mainly warehouse and grocery workers, custodial workers, nurses, farmworkers or bus drivers, why not let the fire spread?What is to be done?The oppressed in this country have experienced centuries of abuse and violence. But we have also forced capitalism to concede to our demands many times.With COVID-19 and the many other calamities that the working class faces at this very moment, an opportunity arises.White workers, especially youth, are seeing for themselves that this rotten capitalist system has destroyed their future. They have no stake in this system and look elsewhere for answers, socialism for one.They are solidly behind the movement for Black Lives Matter.They agree that migrants have a right to be in this country.The unity of oppressed and white workers has the potential like never before to make demands that will not just wring a concession from the 1%, but win a complete abolishment of their system.This is an urgent task. The movement for fundamental change cannot wait until genocide reaches the communities of color. It is already too close.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Authorities urged to release blogger Dieu Cay

first_img May 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to release blogger Dieu Cay Receive email alerts News to go further Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of Nguyen Hoang Hai, an independent journalist better known by the blogging pseudonym of Dieu Cay, who was arrested in the southern city of Dalat on 19 April and was subsequently charged with tax fraud.“The charge is just a pretext to prevent one of Vietnam’s most influential bloggers from continuing to post comments critical of the government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Dieu Cay’s arrest on 19 April came just a few days before the Ho Chi Minh City leg of the Olympic torch relay for which the government insisted on ‘absolute security’ and sanctions against any ‘trouble-makers.’ We do not think it was a coincidence and we call for him to be released pending trial.”Dieu Cay had been under close police surveillance since taking part in protests against Chinese policy that took place in Ho Chi Minh City earlier in the year. At one point, the police threatened to let Chinese agents kill him.The police offered no explanation when they arrested him on 19 April. He was held for two days in a Ho Chi Minh City prison before being charged with “tax fraud” on the grounds that he had not paid any tax on the rent of his office. No date has been set for a trial. RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Dieu Cay is affiliated to a group of bloggers known as the Free Vietnamese Journalists Club, some of whose members have been threatened and arrested on several occasions. One, who does not want to be named, was fired from his job at the government’s request and fears he could be arrested on a charge of “divulging information abroad with the aim of overthrowing the government” for giving interviews to foreign news media.Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Internet Enemies.” The way the government’s management of the Internet is evolving suggests that it is based on the Chinese model. Nine cyber-dissidents are currently detained in Vietnam. April 27, 2021 Find out more In the run-up to the Ho Chi Minh City leg of the Olympic torch relay, several Vietnamese were arrested for demonstrating against human rights violations in China and the Chinese government’s policy in the South China Sea, where China and Vietnam are disputing control of the Spratly and Paracel Islands.Overseas Vietnamese websites reported that the official Chinese torch relay website showed these two archipelagos as being part of the People’s Republic of China. According to a government website, Prime Minister Nguyn Tan Dung called on 20 April for “absolute security” during the Olympic torch relay in Ho Chi Minh City and warned against “hostile forces” that might be tempted to try to disrupt it.Dieu Cay posted entries on his blog about the demonstrations around the world that accompanied the Olympic torch relay. He also posted articles criticising China’s policy in Tibet and its policy regarding the Spratly and Paracel Islands and he called for protests against the torch relay in Ho Chi Minh City. Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information center_img VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF_en Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific April 22, 2021 Find out more News April 7, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Bosnian authorities urged to step up protection for journalists

first_img Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal October 2, 2019 – Updated on October 3, 2019 Bosnian authorities urged to step up protection for journalists Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished to go further “Noting that the instigators of last year’s brutal attack on TV reporter Vladimir Kovacevic are still at large, we call for effective security measures and judicial procedures against those who obstruct the freedom to inform and promote self-censorship in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Local football federations and football clubs must also condemn this unacceptable behaviour.” Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis “A line has been crossed with this extremely violent attack and these death threats against journalists and their families,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. News News Help by sharing this information Organisation Threatening reprisals against journalist Almir Sokolović’s family, they also forced Sokolović to call other media outlets and tell them to delete the story from their websites. Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence Rally of Bosnian journalists in Sarajevo on September 30, 2019 center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bosnian authorities to establish effective measures for protecting journalists after two soccer fans threatened to kill the journalists of Sarajevo radio station on 27 September if they did not delete a story from its website. The two FK Sarajevo football club supporters were arrested shortly after their attack on Radio Sarajevo, in which they demanded the removal of a report that an FK Sarajevo fan was recently sentenced to five years in prison in Belarus for possession of cocaine. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is ranked 63rd in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, journalists are targeted both because of their ethnic origins and because of the content they produce. Around 50 journalists demonstrated against the latest violence outside parliament and the prosecutor’s office in Sarajevo on 30 September. April 8, 2020 Find out more News July 23, 2020 Find out more Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence Follow the news on Bosnia-Herzegovina RSF_en April 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

SFR Vacancy, Turnover Rates Drop in Winter Months

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: SFR Securitizations Single Family Rental Related Articles Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / SFR Vacancy, Turnover Rates Drop in Winter Months SFR Securitizations Single Family Rental 2016-02-03 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Fewer properties with lease expirations in the winter months resulted in a general decline in vacancy rates along with strong retention rates for the month of November, according to data reported by Morningstar Credit Ratings in its December 2015 Single-Family Research: Performance Summary Covering All Morningstar Rated Securitizations.The lower percentage of lease expirations for the winter months could also be the cause of a general decline in turnover rates, according to Morningstar. Overall, delinquency rate remained low and cash flows remained sufficient to cover bond obligations despite an uptick in delinquency rate for 12 out of the 23 securitizations covered in Morningstar’s report.Morningstar publishes its performance summary in order to provide property-level data for each securitization monthly for market participants, since historical data for SFR securitizations is relatively limited. The first SFR securitization, IH 2013-SFR1 (Invitation Homes), in October 2013. Since then, issuance for SFR securitizations has surpassed $13 billion for about 100,000 homes, according to Morningstar.“The December property-level data shows performance of the single-borrower, single-family rental asset class has remained strong,” Morningstar stated in the report. “Vacancy and turnover rates have been improving and delinquency rates continue to be low and in line with Morningstar’s expectations. Monitoring the monthly performance of key metrics in both the single-borrower and multiborrower areas of the singlefamily rental asset class is important as more historical data becomes available, particularly as issuers employ different strategies in managing their securitized pools.”Delinquency rates generally ticked up among the 23 securitaztions, yet they remained low; the highest delinquency percentage for any transaction in December was 1.7 percent, for both ARP 2014-SFR1 (American Residential Properties) and PRD 2015-SFR2 (Progress Residential). Even though the ARP transaction tied for the highest delinquency rate in December, the rate of 1.7 percent was still way down from its peak of 3.0 percent reached in June 2015.Since the number of lease expirations heavily influences the vacancy rate during a given month, the vacancy rate tends to be higher when there are more lease expirations. Likewise, the fewer the lease expirations during a month, the lower the vacancy rate. Out of the 23 transactions covered in Morningstar’s report, 16 of them had fewer lease expirations in December than they had in November. The highest delinquency rate during December went to AH4R 2015-SFR1 (American Homes 4 Rent) with 8.0 percent, which was still an improvement of a full percentage point from December’s rate of 9.0 percent. PRD 2015-SFR2 reversed five consecutive months of steady increases by declining to 6.6 percent in December.Click here to view the complete Morningstar SFR Performance Summary. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 3, 2016 1,151 Views Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 2/4/2016 Next: LenderLive Welcomes New Regional Account Executive Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago SFR Vacancy, Turnover Rates Drop in Winter Months Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more