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Rockefeller snaps up 75pc of Europa Capital to extend its reach in Europe


first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ THE ROCKEFELLER Group has bought a 75 per cent stake in Europa Capital, as the American property investor branches out into Europe. Rockefeller, one of the oldest real estate groups in the US, paid an undisclosed amount for the stake in the London-based Europa. “The alliance with Europa is a significant step in the realisation of a [Rockefeller] global real estate investment management platform,” said Kevin R Hackett, president and chief executive of Rockefeller, which is owned by Japan’s Mitsubishi Estate. Europa said in a statement yesterday that its five principal partners will retain a significant minority stake in the company, and that day-to-day operations will be unchanged. The principals said in a statement: “This is a dynamic time for the real estate market and property fund management business and we see significant scope for developing our business from its established base through the introduction of a strategic investor with an international reach.”Europa manages funds on behalf of 70 investors, and has more than €6bn (£5.2bn) invested across 17 countries. It is understood that the firm did not solicit approaches, though it was hoping to expand its investment range. Rockefeller, which was advised by Credit Suisse during the deal, is synonymous with its first project, the Rockefeller Center in New York. KCS-content Rockefeller snaps up 75pc of Europa Capital to extend its reach in Europe Share whatsapp whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Monday 4 October 2010 8:32 pmlast_img read more


Forget the housing market! I’d buy cheap stocks today


first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address While there are many cheap stocks available to buy right now, some investors may be considering other opportunities, such as the housing market. Low interest rates that could persist for a prolonged period could mean house prices perform relatively well in the coming years.However, with the stock market offering greater diversification potential, lower valuations and a solid track record of recovery from bear markets, it could be a better means of improving your financial prospects.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Diversification potentialBuying a portfolio of cheap stocks is a relatively straightforward option for almost any investor due to the low cost of sharedealing. Online sharedealing has become increasingly prevalent over the past decade, and features such as regular investing opportunities mean that commission costs can be exceptionally low.As such, reducing overall risks within a portfolio of shares is much easier than it is within the property sector. Due to the high cost of owning just one property, in terms of the amount required for a deposit, many investors may end up with a small number of houses or apartments in their portfolios. This could lead to disappointing returns should there be a problem, such as unexpected repairs with even just one of their properties.By contrast, a portfolio of cheap stocks could offer less risk. Even if one company reports disappointing results, this may be mitigated by strong performances from other holdings within a portfolio. This may lead to higher returns in the long run than a more concentrated portfolio of properties.Exceptionally cheap stocksThe recent market crash means there may be a larger number of cheap stocks available at present than would normally be the case. In some sectors, it’s possible to buy high-quality businesses at prices that are significantly below their long-term averages. This suggests they offer wide margins of safety, and could deliver impressive total returns in the coming years.Meanwhile, house prices may be less attractive than cheap stocks from a value perspective. House prices have moved higher over the past couple of decades, and may not yet reflect a changing economic outlook. As such, there may be less scope for capital growth than there is within the stock market.Recovery prospectsFurthermore, the stock market has an excellent track record of recovery from its bear markets. In fact, it’s always produced new record highs after each of its past downturns. This suggests investors who are able to buy cheap stocks now while the wider market is at a relatively low ebb could profit from a likely recovery.This opportunity may not necessarily be available within the housing market due to the high valuations that are currently present. Therefore, now may be the right time to buy undervalued shares rather than seeking to build a property portfolio. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Peter Stephens | Thursday, 13th August, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Forget the housing market! I’d buy cheap stocks today See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more


Laneway Wall Garden House / Donaghy & Dimond Architects


first_img Photographs Laneway Wall Garden House / Donaghy & Dimond ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLaneway Wall Garden House / Donaghy & Dimond Architects Manufacturers: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Auro, Cabot Stain, GRACE, Gyproc, ROCKWOOL, Proctor Group Australia, Thoro Consumer Products, VMZINC© Ros Kavanagh Save this picture!© Ros KavanaghRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorThe project was to provide new kitchen, living and bedroom to this 19th century split level terraced Dublin house. This was achieved by stripping away previous extraneous extensions, recasting the boundary retaining wall to the rear laneway and reinstating familiar domestic forms of lean-to and covered yard accommodation arranged around a courtyard garden. The walls provide direct support for two roof elements which define the courtyard.Save this picture!© Ros KavanaghTheir lower edges rest on and are connected by a timber box-beam doubling as valley gutter that collects all rainwater from the rear of the house and diverts it to a cast concrete cistern. Bricks from the enlarged opening in the back wall are used to pave the two connected yards. Save this picture!© Ros Kavanagh© Ros Kavanagh The design aims to exploit the ‘borrowed landscape’ of domestic backlands with its network of returns, back yards, outhouses, garden walls and rights of way. The scale of garden wall and lean-to roof is used to connect and mediate between private house, urban courtyard garden and common back lane, using unadorned construction and a palette of carefully chosen materials. Save this picture!© Ros Kavanagh© Ros Kavanagh The boundary wall of cast-insitu boardmarked concrete encloses and defines the garden and back yard as well as presenting a new elevation to the semi-private world of narrow rear and side lanes. This presents an unadorned material to this ambiguous urban territory that is self-finished and robust; and at close contact traces a detailed memory of the sawn Douglas Fir boards used as formwork in its casting. This same grain is mirrored in roof structure, ceiling boards, kitchen cabinets, window seat and external joinery, which are all in Douglas Fir. The richness of the untreated wood will eventually mute to become more like the light-coloured concrete and the zinc roof covering- the palette becoming more even with weathering. The concrete walls and the timber structure will not need painting (and therefore maintenance), but will take on the life of the lane and garden allowing lichens and moss to inhabit their textured surface. Save this picture!© Ros Kavanagh© Ros Kavanagh Internally the boundary wall is lined with insulation and an internal masonry wall where it encompasses the kitchen and garden bedroom/study. An insulated, heated concrete screed is polished to create a reflective yet warm floor surface adjacent to the courtyard, stepping up to create a plinth on which kitchen cabinets sit. GGBS replaces 50% of cement in concrete throughout. Save this picture!plan The span of the box beam with alternating roof planes draws together garden, house and lane with a new enclosing wall.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: NA House by Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsArticlesMusée de la Romanité / Elizabeth de PortzamparcArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/246237/laneway-wall-garden-house-donaghy-dimond-architects Clipboard Year:  Area:  122 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Donaghy & Dimond Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Save this picture!© Ros Kavanagh+ 13 Share CopyAbout this officeDonaghy & Dimond ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentDublinHousesIrelandPublished on June 25, 2012Cite: “Laneway Wall Garden House / Donaghy & Dimond Architects” 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamcenter_img Ireland Photographs:  Ros Kavanagh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Laneway Wall Garden House / Donaghy & Dimond Architects “COPY” CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Dublin, Ireland Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/246237/laneway-wall-garden-house-donaghy-dimond-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projectslast_img read more


Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects


first_imgphotographs:  Eric HansonPhotographs:  Eric HansonSave this picture!© Eric HansonRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The Mintz Residence is an urban villa located on Cleveland’s near west side. Despite being situated within the urban context of the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, its “virgin” site is an idyllic enclave within a park-like setting. Uninterrupted views of Lake Erie and Cleveland’s downtown and industrial flats, as well as the site’s proximity to a busy vehicular thoroughfare, keep the project connected to its urban environment. Save this picture!© Eric HansonDesigned for a couple, one of whom is a photographer, the program called for spaces to live, work, and play. These were distributed on four levels due to a limited footprint and a desire to take advantage of the spectacular views afforded by the site. This vertical organization gives the architecture a sense of urban density even in contrast to its residential scale.Save this picture!© Eric HansonThe architecture of the Mintz Residence is articulated as a series of minimal and discrete volumes which continually stack and shift, both in plan and in section, generating the building’s massing. More than a compositional device, these formal manipulations take advantage of the singular opportunities and constraints of the site. Instead of a monolithic geometry, the multiple shapes suggest a subtle integration into the dramatically sloping hillside. As the volumes stack and overlap, the resulting interstitial spaces form a series of terraces and cantilevers which shelter exterior space. On the interior, intersections between volumes create dramatic double height and mezzanine spaces, blurring the boundary between communal and private domestic zones. Save this picture!© Eric HansonThe exterior fenestration is composed of a variety of different apertures. The resulting effect is to create a distinctive sequence of views, including vistas, panoramas, and glimpses, which recalibrate the viewer’s engagement with the surrounding context as one experiences the diversity of spaces in the residence.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessApplications Now Open for Harvard GSD’S $100,000 Traveling FellowshipArchitecture NewsFrank Lloyd Wright House SavedArchitecture News Share Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects “COPY” Projects Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects CopyHouses•Cleveland, United States Architects: Robert Maschke Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465837/mintz-residence-robert-maschke-architects Clipboard Area:  4929 m² Area:  4929 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465837/mintz-residence-robert-maschke-architects Clipboard Year:  Houses Year:  2009 “COPY” 2009 Photographs Save this picture!© Eric Hanson+ 14 Share CopyAbout this officeRobert Maschke ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesClevelandHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 19, 2014Cite: “Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects” 19 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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


House MG / stats architecten


first_img Aannemingsbedrijf Lagendijk Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Platowood, Roma, AMG, Velux ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948731/house-mg-stats-architecten Clipboard Projects Contractor: ArchDaily The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948731/house-mg-stats-architecten Clipboard Products used in this ProjectWindowsReynaers AluminiumWindow Systems – CS 77DoorsReynaers AluminiumPatio Door – CP 155Design Team:Ralph van de Donk, Michiel Bosch, Henk MagrijnEngineering:Jecon EngineeringCabinet Maker:Jan van HoornDeveloper:Uvago/ArchitemaCity:SchiedamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© DigiDaanText description provided by the architects. In the historic city centre of Schiedam, stats architecten has realized a distinctive villa. Dynamic, spacious, with lots of glass and a hint of maritime sensation, was the wish. In an almost hidden location on the waterfront, the striking exterior houses an interior with a ‘widescreen’ experience.Save this picture!© DigiDaanSave this picture!© DigiDaanIdyllic living in the city. The house is part of the project the Plantagewerf: the transformation of a former industrial site into a residential oasis with 6 detached or semi-detached villas, all designed by stats architecten. The location is within the Plantage, a city extension from the 18th century of the old town of Schiedam. It is one of the most beautiful and sought-after residential environments of the city with a unique atmosphere and identity. Facing the Plantage itself – the oldest city park in the Netherlands – are traditionally patrician houses. Directly behind them on the water’s edge, there has always been a colourful mashup of functions and scales: from city industry to modest worker’s houses, from grand backyards to messy wharves.Save this picture!© DigiDaanThe Plantagewerf adopts this rather loose and varied spatial layout but opts for a modern architectural language that adds contrast and drama. Expressive functionalism. The homes are designed as a family of individuals embedded in a distinct, green setting. Within this ensemble, the design for the house MG is the most radical in modern expression and spatial experience. A simple design with 3 rectangular floors, transforms into a spatial adventure due to the angular rotation of the living floor and the stairwell.Save this picture!© DigiDaanSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© DigiDaanThe materialization of the exterior is quite sober: wood, metal, and glass – a maritime touch, but also a reference to the former industrial sheds of wood and steel. Sharp corners give the house a dynamic appearance and provide the interior with scenic spectacle. A semi-enclosed balcony and a glass corner for the dining room negotiate between inside and outside. The green surroundings and the experience of the harbour become part of the interior through the large glass surfaces.Save this picture!© DigiDaanWidescreen, books, and concrete. A house with as much glass as possible and an open plan – that seems incompatible with an extensive book collection. In order to create enough storage space for books, a bookcase was designed over the complete height of the villa. In the entrance hall, the bookcase contains closets for the cloakroom and the fuse box. From there you walk ‘through’ the bookcase up the stairs as a start of an exciting, spatial route. Proceeding up between and around the bookcase and a wall of in-situ concrete, on every turn you are treated to spectacular, widescreen vistas.Save this picture!© DigiDaanProject gallerySee allShow lessAláfia Apartment / Semerene Arquitetura InteriorSelected ProjectsZellige Housing Complex / Tectône + Tact architectesSelected Projects Share “COPY” Architects: stats architecten Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officestats architectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSchiedamOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on October 01, 2020Cite: “House MG / stats architecten” 01 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?MG 之家,玻璃幕墙、书籍和混凝土的协奏 / stats architecten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 2019center_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!© DigiDaan+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share House MG / stats architectenSave this projectSaveHouse MG / stats architecten Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  DigiDaan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House MG / stats architecten Year:  Houses CopyHouses•Schiedam, The Netherlands “COPY” Photographslast_img read more


Google.org announces winners of AI Impact Challenge


first_imgGoogle.org announces winners of AI Impact Challenge About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: artificial intelligence Google AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  240 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4center_img Melanie May | 13 June 2019 | News UK independent fact-checking charity Full Fact is one of 20 organisations worldwide to have won Google.org’s AI Impact Challenge.The aim of the AI Impact Challenge is to inspire the application of artificial intelligence to provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives with Google.org offering winning organisations a share of $25m, coaching from Google’s AI experts, and credits and consulting from Google Cloud.They will also have the opportunity to join a customised six-month Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator program, including guidance from Google.org’s non-profit partner, DataKind, to help jumpstart their work.Applications closed in January with the grant recipients announced last month. Working with fact-checking organisations AfricaCheck and Chequeado, UK winner Full Fact will use AI to provide trend monitoring and clustering tools to aid fact checkers’ analysis of news and other information. The aim is to give fact-checkers more time to focus on research, analysis, and writing articles that contextualise the news and help people make more informed decisions. Full Fact, Africa Check, Chequeado and the ODI will share $2 million over three years, as well as receiving coaching from Google’s AI experts and credits and consulting from Google Cloud.Other winners included Brazil’s Hand Talk, which uses AI to translate Portuguese into Brazilian Sign Language using a digital avatar named Hugo so enabling digital communication for deaf and hard of hearing Brazilians, and India’s Wadhwani AI – a project to fights pest damage. It sees farmers and agriculture programme workers take regular photos of pest traps, with AI models on their phones classifying and counting the pests. The data will be used to provide millions of farmers with timely, localised advice to reduce pesticide usage and improve yield.  239 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more


Taliban claim journalist’s murder in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa


first_img News Receive email alerts Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder to go further News PakistanAsia – Pacific News News April 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information September 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Taliban claim journalist’s murder in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is horrified to learn that the Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for yesterday’s murder of journalist Misri Khan in Hangu, in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and have threatened to attack other journalists.The claim was made when Tehreek-e-Taliban deputy spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan contacted a journalist in Peshawar, the provincial capital. “We killed him because he twisted the facts,” Ehsan said. “He had leaning towards the army in what he wrote (…) There will be other attacks against those who speak out against the Taliban. They are part of our targets.”It was the first time that Tehreek-e-Taliban has claimed responsibility for a journalist’s murder.Reporters Without Borders appeals to the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban’s political and military commanders to put an immediate stop to all violence against the media.Journalists in the nearby Tribal Areas, especially those working for Pashto-language radio stations, have confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the Taliban are showing an increasing readiness to react with threats when they feel they have been wronged by a news report.Since the start of the year, a total of six journalists have been killed in shootings or bombings attributed to the Taliban or other Jihadi groups.——————14 September 2010Journalist gunned down in district torn by religious violenceAfter repeated death threats, journalist Misri Khan was shot dead today by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Hangu, in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. No one claimed the killing but his son thought a religious group could have been involved. Khan was the correspondent of the dailies Mashriq and Ausaf and ran a newspaper distribution agency.Reporters Without Borders urges the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa authorities to carry out a thorough investigation in order to identify and punish those responsible. The inability of the federal authorities to bring the perpetrators and instigators of the murders of journalists to justice encourages them to continue. As a result, Pakistan is now the world’s most dangerous country for media personnel.Khan’s 25-year-old son, Umer Farooq Orakzai, told Reporters Without Borders: “I think my father was killed because of what he wrote, since we have no enemies.” Khan, 50, had told colleagues he had received threats which he assumed to have come from “religious sects.” His agency’s office had also been set on fire. Khan reported the threats to the police and gave them the numbers from which the calls were made.Khan had been distributing newspapers in Hangu district for 30 years, while working as the correspondent for several Pakistani dailies. Fellow journalists in Hangu were stunned by the news of his death and announced three days of mourning.Located to the south of Peshawar (the provincial capital) and near the Orakzai Tribal Area, Hangu district has been experiencing violence for years because of the presence of various extremist religious sects and, more recently, the arrival of the Taliban.At least nine journalists and media workers have been killed in the course of their work in Pakistan since the start of the year, including three since the start of this month.last_img read more


Defamation Notice Sent To Makers Of Netflix Show ‘Hasmukh’ Over Remarks On Lawyers


first_imgNews UpdatesDefamation Notice Sent To Makers Of Netflix Show ‘Hasmukh’ Over Remarks On Lawyers LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 April 2020 5:50 AMShare This – x”Legal profession has always been an important limb for administration of justice. Without, profession of law, the courts would not be in a position to administer and provide justice efficiently. Such an act of defaming the legal professionals among the general public in India through an online Tv series on web portals is clearly an act falling within the ambit of defamation.” Two…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Legal profession has always been an important limb for administration of justice. Without, profession of law, the courts would not be in a position to administer and provide justice efficiently. Such an act of defaming the legal professionals among the general public in India through an online Tv series on web portals is clearly an act falling within the ambit of defamation.” Two Delhi based lawyers, Advocates Abhishek Bhardwaj and Hardik Vashisth have sent a legal notice to Netflix India, against streaming of a comedy show titled “Hasmukh”, alleged to be defamatory to the lawyers’ community. As per the notice, Episode number 4 of Season 1 of the said show performed by Indian comedian Vir Das, alleges the lawyers to be “thieves”, “scoundrels” and “goons” and even resorts to the indecency of calling lawyers as “rapists”. Stating that these allegations cannot be justified by any stretch of imagination and are highly “scandalous”, the Advocates have called upon Netflix to immediately remove/ delete/ destroy the impugned content and desist from maligning the lawyers’ community in any manner. They have further sought an “unconditional apology” from both Netflix, as well as the performer and broadcasters of the show, failing which suitable legal action will be initiated against them. “The said statements are highly defamatory and bring disrepute to the profession of law in the eyes of general public. Said statements are towards causing utmost damage to legal profession and impugn the image of lawyers in the eyes of millions of viewers/ subscribers who visit the streaming website,” the notice states. It added, “Legal profession has always been an important limb for administration of justice. Without, profession of law, the courts would not be in a position to administer and provide justice efficiently. Such an act of defaming the legal professionals among the general public in India through an online Tv series on web portals is clearly an act falling within the ambit of defamation.” The lawyers said that the show was an “intentional attack” to malign and “cast aspersions” on their nobel profession. “The above-said vexatious statements are a constant stigma on the good-will and unblemished image of lawyers and a constant source of annoyance for undersigned,” the notice read. Click Here To Download NoticeRead Notice 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


‘Several Sections Of Society Affected By COVID-19’: Karnataka HC Observes On ‘Gig Workers’ Plea For Protection


first_imgNews Updates’Several Sections Of Society Affected By COVID-19′: Karnataka HC Observes On ‘Gig Workers’ Plea For Protection Mustafa Plumber13 May 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xWhile saying that the Court cannot direct the State to make a law or the protection of ‘gig workers’, the High Court of Karnataka said that they may submit a representation before the government for protection. “Several sections of the society have been adversely affected by COVID-19. If the category of gig workers have no protection, it is for them to make appropriate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile saying that the Court cannot direct the State to make a law or the protection of ‘gig workers’, the High Court of Karnataka said that they may submit a representation before the government for protection.   “Several sections of the society have been adversely affected by COVID-19. If the category of gig workers have no protection, it is for them to make appropriate representation to the State Government. We are sure that if such a representation is made, the State Government will consider the same expeditiously in accordance with the law”, observed a division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna. Advocate Ayantika Mondal, party-in-person had argued that “While regular employees in the private sector of the IT based platforms enjoy protection of laws, gig workers, who are key contributors to the functioning of the IT based platforms have been denied protection of any statute or any scheme of the Government.” The plea prayed for issuance of a writ of mandamus enjoining the State Government to enact a statute for protection of the gig workers. Also, for directing the State Government to issue necessary directions by framing guidelines to ensure that the companies running IT platforms and aggregated companies pay salaries to registered gig workers. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna said “To enable the State Government to issue such directions/guidelines, a specific statutory power must vest in the State Government. Counsel is unable to point out the existence of any such statutory power. Therefore, we are unable to issue a writ of mandamus as prayed for.”   Title: Ayantika Mondal And State of Karnataka Case No: Writ Petition No 6757/2020 Coram: Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna  Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more


Phoenix couple in viral-video arrest, community activist vow to ‘shut down’ mayor’s town hall


first_imgObtained by ABC News(PHOENIX) — A Phoenix couple at the center of a viral-video arrest say they will confront the city’s mayor and police chief at a community meeting Tuesday night about why police officers who pulled guns on them and their children last month and threatened to shoot them have not been stripped of their badges.Dravon Ames, 22, and Iesha Harper, 24, who is six months pregnant, said it will be the first time they will get the chance to vent their anger face-to-face with city leaders over the way they were treated during the May 27 encounter with police, a terrifying episode one of their attorneys described as “barbaric.”And they won’t be alone.The Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a civil rights activist and community organizer for the National Action Network, said he plans to “shut the meeting down.” He said he intends to show up with people who were shot by Phoenix police, lost loved ones to officer-involved shootings or were the victims of brutality at the hands of officers.Mayor Kate Gallego ordered the community meeting after cell phone videos surfaced last week showing officers screaming profanities at Ames and Harper, manhandling both of them and pointing guns at them and their children, a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old, after they were accused of shoplifting at a Family Dollar store.“We owe it to our residents to give them an open forum to discuss their concerns with us and to propose solutions,” Gallego said in a statement.“We will be at the mayor’s meeting, not to attend,” Maupin said at a news conference on Monday, adding that “the family says they feel like it is a farce town hall.”He said others planning to go to the meeting include Edward Brown, 35, who was paralyzed on Aug. 5, 2018, when he was shot in the back by a Phoenix police officer investigating drug activity in an alley; the family of Jacob Harris, a 19-year-old shot to death by an officer on Jan. 11 after he was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery; and relatives of Michelle Cusseaux, 50, who was fatally shot by a police officer sent to her apartment as part of a court-ordered mental health pick-up in 2014.Maupin said he and other concerned community residents also plan to pack Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting “and shout for justice.”At a Monday press conference, Ames and Haper said they rejected apologies from Gallego and Police Chief Jeri Williams.“We’ve been aware of apologies from the mayor and the chief and, honestly, it hasn’t done anything to help us because it feels like a half apology. The officers are still working. It feels like a slap in the face. It’s like putting some lemon juice on an open wound,” Ames said.A day earlier, Williams said in an interview with ABC affiliate station KNXV-TV in Phoenix that she has “apologized to the family. I’ve apologized to the community.”Ames and Harper said they haven’t been contacted by Williams or Gallego.Both Ames and Harper said they feared they were going to be shot during the May 27 encounter.“I’m replaying those images of a barrel in my face over and over. I’m seeing that a lot,” Ames told ABC News.Williams immediately ordered an investigation and placed officers involved in the incident on desk duty.Phoenix Law Enforcement Association President Britt London released a statement Monday asking the community to be patient until all the facts of an investigation come out.“On occasion, an interaction receives intense scrutiny by the public, the media, the city, and the department,” London said. “That is as it should be — as police officers, each of us must be held accountable under the law. However, accountability first requires the completion of a thorough, fact-based investigation. To hold court using only emotion, without obtaining facts, or ignoring facts, does not benefit our community.”Hours after the couple’s press conference on Monday, Phoenix police released new surveillance video from inside a Family Dollar store in Phoenix purportedly showing Ames shoplifting a pair of socks and his 4-year-old daughter walking out of the store with a box containing a doll. The video also shows an unnamed woman at the store with Ames, Harper and their two children tossing items back on a shelf before walking out with the young girl holding the doll.Attorney Sandra Slaton, who is representing the couple along with former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, said Monday that even if allegations of shoplifting were true, “it still would not justify the horrific, barbaric action of this police department.”No charges were filed against the couple, and a $10 million notice of claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, was sent to the city of Phoenix by attorneys for the couple.Tuesday night’s meeting is scheduled to take place at the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Phoenix.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more