first_img KCS-content GEORGE Osborne’s era of austerity will hit the poorest the hardest, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has claimed, casting doubt on the coalition’s “progressive” credentials. When he unveiled his emergency Budget in June, the chancellor insisted those with the “broadest shoulders” would carry the burden of tax hikes and welfare cuts, but new IFS analysis released today claims the measures are “regressive”. The IFS said the government’s decision to link benefits to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Prices Index would mean less generous benefits in the years ahead.It also said cuts to housing benefit and higher VAT would disproportionately hurt the poorest in society, while the middle classes will benefit most from plans to raise the income tax threshold. Although the richest 10 per cent will bear the brunt of measures announced in June’s Budget, the poorest fare worse than those on higher incomes. The poorest 60 per cent will lose between £450 and £510 a year by 2014, the IFS said, while higher earners will lose between £250 and £300 a year. An unemployed couple with children in the bottom 20 per cent of earners will lose 8.2 per cent of their annual income by 2014, the IFS said, while a couple without children in the top 20 per cent will lose just 0.48 per cent of their income. Last night, the Treasury moved quickly to dismiss the findings, insisting the IFS analysis was a “selective piece of work”. One official told City A.M. the IFS was “plain wrong”. A Treasury source said: “The IFS is selective, ignoring the pro-growth and employment effects of measures such as helping households move from benefits into work, and reductions in corporation tax.“In any event not taking action would have been regressive – burdening current and future taxpayers with the cost of economic failure.”But James Browne, author of the IFS report, told City A.M. he was “bemused” by government claims of partiality. “We’re just doing what the government has attempted to do by working out the distributional effects of the measures in the Budget.” Meanwhile Ed Balls, the Labour leadership contender, seized on the IFS report as proof the coalition was abandoning hard-pressed families.He said: “This Tory-Lib Dem Budget will see the poorest families with children lose more than any other group. This report is the final nail in the coffin for George Osborne’s claims to have delivered anything but the most regressive Budget in a generation.”But a Treasury source said: “We will take no lectures on fairness from a party that presided over a rise in child poverty and did not restore the pension-earnings link.” Tuesday 24 August 2010 8:44 pm Tags: NULL,Tuesday 24 August 2010 8:44 pm GEORGE Osborne’s era of austerity will hit the poorest the hardest, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has claimed, casting doubt on the coalition’s “progressive” credentials. When he unveiled his emergency Budget in June, the chancellor insisted those with the “broadest shoulders” would carry the burden of tax hikes and welfare cuts, but new IFS analysis released today claims the measures are “regressive”. The IFS said the government’s decision to link benefits to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Prices Index would mean less generous benefits in the years ahead.It also said cuts to housing benefit and higher VAT would disproportionately hurt the poorest in society, while the middle classes will benefit most from plans to raise the income tax threshold. Although the richest 10 per cent will bear the brunt of measures announced in June’s Budget, the poorest fare worse than those on higher incomes. The poorest 60 per cent will lose between £450 and £510 a year by 2014, the IFS said, while higher earners will lose between £250 and £300 a year. An unemployed couple with children in the bottom 20 per cent of earners will lose 8.2 per cent of their annual income by 2014, the IFS said, while a couple without children in the top 20 per cent will lose just 0.48 per cent of their income. Last night, the Treasury moved quickly to dismiss the findings, insisting the IFS analysis was a “selective piece of work”. One official told City A.M. the IFS was “plain wrong”. A Treasury source said: “The IFS is selective, ignoring the pro-growth and employment effects of measures such as helping households move from benefits into work, and reductions in corporation tax.“In any event not taking action would have been regressive – burdening current and future taxpayers with the cost of economic failure.”But James Browne, author of the IFS report, told City A.M. he was “bemused” by government claims of partiality. “We’re just doing what the government has attempted to do by working out the distributional effects of the measures in the Budget.” Meanwhile Ed Balls, the Labour leadership contender, seized on the IFS report as proof the coalition was abandoning hard-pressed families.He said: “This Tory-Lib Dem Budget will see the poorest families with children lose more than any other group. This report is the final nail in the coffin for George Osborne’s claims to have delivered anything but the most regressive Budget in a generation.”But a Treasury source said: “We will take no lectures on fairness from a party that presided over a rise in child poverty and did not restore the pension-earnings link.” whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp IFS: BUDGET TO HIT POOREST HARDEST Share whatsapp IFS: BUDGET TO HIT POOREST HARDEST Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_imgHere’s how I’d invest £250 per month in a Stocks and Shares ISA in 2021 See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft owns shares of City of London Inv Trust. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How much could an investment of £250 per month in a Stocks and Shares ISA grow into? Barclays has looked at the UK stock market going back a century and more. And they found average annual returns of 4.9% per year above inflation.Including inflation at 1.8%, at that rate our £250 per month would grow to more than £42,000 in 10 years. And over 20 years, it would reach almost £125,000. That would certainly be enough incentive to get me started. Opening a Stocks and Shares ISA account isn’t difficult, nor is transferring cash to it. When I first started investing, my first questions were more head-scratching. The problem is, I faced competing objectives.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…One was to spread my investments to achieve some degree of diversification. But that means dividing the cash into smaller pots and buying less of each stock. And it increases costs, which is very much a bad thing. A fixed fee of, say, £10 is fine for a £5,000 investment. But it would instantly knock 4% off £250. And that’s not a good way to start a Stocks and Shares ISA.Stocks and Shares ISA purchasesSo with £250 per month, I’d let it accumulate until I’d reached £1,000 and then invest that sum. It would take that £10 charge down to 1%, which is more manageable. But it would also mean having to wait four months to make my first investment. I was keen when I started and wanted to begin checking my share prices as quickly as I could, but it’s an impulse I managed to hold off.Only making a purchase every four months also means diversification would take a lot longer. I’ve never been very good at diversification anyway, and I’ve always had trouble deciding on more than a handful of shares I want to own. But if starting now, with a fresh Stocks and Shares ISA in 2021, I’d do something different. I’d start with investment trusts.Buying shares in an investment trust gets me part ownership of the trust’s assets. And the trust typically puts those assets into a wide range of investments. For example, I currently hold shares in City of London Investment Trust, which invests in a range of top FTSE 100 shares. So I get instant diversification through only one investment, and without having to pay multiple fees.Minimising riskNow, there’s still risk here, and any single investment can go bad. Just ask anyone who invested in Neil Woodford’s investment trust a few years ago and lost a packet. So to minimise my risk, I’d go for investment trusts that make it onto the Association of Investment Companies’ list of Dividend Heroes. Those are investment trusts that have raised their dividends every year for at least 20 years. City of London has managed 54 straight years now.So, starting a new Stocks and Shares ISA in 2021, I think that’s what I’d do. Every time I’d accumulated £1,000 I’d buy one of the investment trusts from that Dividend Heroes list, ending the year with four of them. And then next year, I’d probably start adding individual company stocks.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 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. 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first_imgVilla VS / T3 architectureSave this projectSaveVilla VS / T3 architecture Projects France Save this picture!Courtesy of t3 architecture+ 31 Share “COPY” Villa VS / T3 architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201443/villa-vs-t3-architecture Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201443/villa-vs-t3-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Aix-en-Provence, France Houses Area:  300 m²Text description provided by the architects. Located near Aix-en-Provence, in arural area, this project plays with the typology of agricultural farm houses architecture. The clients’ brief was the refurbishing of this “mas provençal” facing an olive tree field. They were in demand of a strong contemporary element that could bring a totally new identity to the house. The architects therefore proposed to replace the formerfarmhousepart of the existing construction, which was slightly difficult to adapt because of its minor construction quality and it’s chaotic partition, by a new timber frame structure that will host a spacious living room and the “en suite” main bedroom. The preserved part of the existing construction being dedicated to the children and friend’s rooms.Save this picture!Courtesy of t3 architectureRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe strong element of the project is the rusty steel facade of the adding volumes. This facade is made of industrial steel sheet that have been left to rust under the olive trees, then fixed and varnished on site, before to be randomly shaped and implement by the craftsmen.Save this picture!Courtesy of t3 architectureThe interior design use the same steel vocabulary that can be find in different elements such as stair, doors or glass partitions. The insulationis made of blown in cellulose filling in addition with an exterior wood fiber insulation that insure a high summer protection.Save this picture!Courtesy of t3 architectureIn order to benefit of a maximum solar gain, the timber frame extension is widely open on is south facade. It is shape around an old oak that insure a natural solar protection. To complete aperfect control during the warm period of the provençal summer, all openingsare fitted withmotorizedswiveling slatsblinds.Save this picture!plan 01Project gallerySee allShow lessChangsha Songya Hu Mixed-Use Project / Steinberg ArchitectsArticlesTodd Saunders Lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in MunichArticles Share Architects: {:text=>”Luc Lacortiglia, Charles Gallavardin, Christophe Pinero.”, :url=>””}; Architects: Luc Lacortiglia, Charles GAllavardin, Christophe Pinero. Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeT3 architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAix-en-ProvenceHousesFrancePublished on January 20, 2012Cite: “Villa VS / T3 architecture” 20 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore 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 stream ArchDailylast_img read more

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first_img Takashi Manda Structural Projects “COPY” Construction: House in Miyamoto / Tato Architects Team:Takashi Manda Taijiro KatoSite Area:128.19 m2Total Floor Area:94.49m2Design:Yo ShimadaCity:OsakaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shinkenchiku ShaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionText description provided by the architects. At this house – a residence designed for a family of three and their many belongings – the client requested that the members of the family can feel close to each other regardless of where they are in the house. Moreover, private rooms were not needed because they feel that it is lonely to withdraw into one’s space, and storage space was also unnecessary because they did not want to tuck things away. As a result of trying to find a form that allows the whole house to feel like one room while securing sufficient space for their belongings at the same time, we proposed a design to connect the flooring with a height difference of 700 mm, where the different levels can be used as tables and shelves. The floors build up as two spiral shapes, joins at the living room, and then separate into two again before arriving at the rooftop deck. By using this combination of two spirals, we were able to create multiple paths inside the house that allows different room compartments and changes in the circulation, equipping the house to be able to accommodate changes in the lifestyle of the client.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku ShaSave this picture!PerspectiveSave this picture!© Shinkenchiku ShaThe surrounding of the flag-shaped site as a result of the selling of the old wooden house near the station, are parking lots and apartments, and it is expected that there will be more tall buildings built in the near future. Assuming that the only outdoor area that receives good sunlight is the roof, a rectangular box-shaped volume with the flat roof and triangular terraces are inserted, the windows are placed uniformly with the least interference with the structure to allow the house to be able to accommodate changes in the environment. Due to the fact that the house is located in a fire prevention district, it is designed with a steel framework with a ceiling height of 6,900 mm, where 13 floors surface float, with the top seven different levels suspended with 20 mm steel rods from the roof beam, with the bottom six floors supported by 75 mm square steel pipes. The spatial structure that is constructed by repeating a simple autonomous system is similar to an “echo chamber”, which amplifies the innermost lifestyle of the client and conveys a sensitivity that expands without limit.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku ShaThe client has lived in the area nearby and slowly moved into the house. Since they started officially living here, the things, the architecture and people has became one like an ensemble, and the rich scenery of their lifestyle is expanding as if they are moving inside a forest. From now on, we look forward to seeing house the things, the residents and architecture settle down in relation to each other through time.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku ShaProject gallerySee allShow lessOTA FINE ARTS Gallery in Shanghai / B.L.U.E. Architecture Design StudioSelected ProjectsKemeri National Park Observation TowerIdeas Share House in Miyamoto / Tato ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Miyamoto / Tato Architects 2017 Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, Toto, Acor, DN Lighting, ENDO Lighting Corporation Japan “COPY” Structure Design: Photographs Seiyu construction company ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890199/house-in-miyamoto-tato-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Shinkenchiku Sha Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku Sha+ 21Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890199/house-in-miyamoto-tato-architects Clipboard Area:  50 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Osaka, Japan Architects: Tato Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTato ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaJapanPublished on March 07, 2018Cite: “House in Miyamoto / Tato Architects” 06 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?家的“七层”生活方式 / Tato Architects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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first_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeKubinis metrasOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilniusVilnaLithuaniaPublished on January 27, 2019Cite: “Neris River House / Kubinis metras” 26 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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 ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Neris River House / Kubinis metras Neris River House / Kubinis metrasSave this projectSaveNeris River House / Kubinis metras CopyHouses•Vilnius, Lithuania Manufacturers: Atlas Concorde, Vibia, Aluvesto, Catellani & Smith, Cielo, Delta Light, Flos, Papadatos, Pianca, Rolf Benz, Vituko durys, Zucchetti, Lightyears, Lonas, Ornamenta, Welsh Slate PenrhynSave this picture!© Norbert TukajRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The asymmetrical volume of Neris River House is oriented towards the North-East, where the view of Neris river valley is, the diagonal line also follows the direction of underground infrastructure going through the site. The main terrace as well as two entrances are carved asymmetrically into the main volume like screens that allude friendliness, invite to step by and navigate a guest around the house. The horizontal architecture and screens are highlighted through the thin timber sidings that contrast with the Scottish shale tiles that emphasize the solid volume.Save this picture!© Benas ŠileikaSave this picture!Site Plan / Floor PlanSave this picture!© Norbert TukajContrary to the exterior, the interior spaces are designed to be functional and regular. The focal point of the H-shaped plan is a large living room surrounded by bedrooms, in this way creating a sense of belonging. The aim was to unify the environment, the architecture and the interior of the house as well as to highlight the unique views of Neris valley, that become a signature feature of the interior through the picture windows. Therefore, the rest of the interior is subtle, laconic and earthy, and features graphic elements in black. The architecture of Neris River House embodies its place and tells the story of what is happening inside.Save this picture!© Benas ŠileikaProject gallerySee allShow lessBridge Experience / António Borges + Infraestruturas de Portugal + IP PatrimónioSelected ProjectsRefurbishment Philips-Haus / Josef Weichenberger architects + PartnerSelected Projects Share 2018 Save this picture!© Norbert Tukaj+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Sharecenter_img Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909960/neris-river-house-kubinis-metras Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Norbert Tukaj, Benas Šileika Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lithuania Houses “COPY” Architects: Kubinis metras Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909960/neris-river-house-kubinis-metras Clipboardlast_img read more

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first_imgBenton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Linkedin Facebook + posts Previous articleBottom of Horned Frogs’ lineup propels them to 7-1 victoryNext articleHoroscope: March 21, 2018 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall ReddIt Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin printFive members of the TCU Rifle Team combined to earn 13 All-American selections for their performances this season: seniors Mindy Miles and Ariana Grabowski, junior Rachel Marsh, sophomore Casey Lutz, and first-year student Elizabeth Marsh.Garner and Miles were each named first team small-bore All-American by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA). The CRCA awards their All-American honors based on season aggregate average and the duo ranked sixth and seventh nationally in small-bore.Grabowski, Lutz, and Marsh were all named to the second team.In Air Rifle, Garner, Lutz, and Miles were all named to the first team by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Miles had the second-best average in the nation at 597.4. Lutz and Garners averages of 595.3 and 592.9 ranked sixth and 10th respectfully in the nation. Marsh was the lone Horned Frog to qualify for the second team with an average of 592.6The CRCA also handed out All-American Honors based on season aggregate averages for Air Rifle and Smallbore combined. Miles was named to the first team after having the fourth-highest aggregate score in the nation at 1,181.Garner was named to the second team while Lutz and Marsh qualified for the third team.Miles’ three honors capped her career total at eight while Grabowski will finish her time at TCU as a three-time small-bore All-American. Twitter TCU Rifle team photographed in Fort Worth, Texas on August 25, 2017. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Facebook Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonald last_img read more

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first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsEvents WomenJudicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsInternet Organisation Follow the news on Iran News June 9, 2021 Find out more As Hassan Rouhani prepares to be sworn on 5 August for a second term as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s president, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges him to finally keep his promises to the Iranian people and to carry out a series of measures that would increase media freedom and promote the rule of law. RSF_en August 3, 2017 Rouhani urged to keep media freedom pledges during second term IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsEvents WomenJudicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsInternet Help by sharing this information News to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Above all, RSF calls for the unconditional release of the 10 journalists and 17 citizen-journalists currently detained in Iran, which is one of the world’s five biggest prisons for journalists and citizen-journalists. It is also one of the biggest prisons for women journalists.During Rouhani’s first four-year term, at least 200 journalists and citizen-journalists were summoned, detained, and interrogated and at least 32 of them were given sentences ranging from three months to 16 years in prison.The judicial system and the Revolutionary Guards, who are overseen by the Supreme Leader, were responsible for much of the persecution of journalists and the suppression of independently-reported news and information, but Rouhani’s minister of intelligence was also implicated.Intelligence ministry officials arrested many journalists and citizen-journalists, including at least six during a wave of arrests from December 2016 to March 2017. Three of them – Narges Mohammadi, Hengameh Shahidi and Zeinab Karimian – were women journalists. They are still detained in extremely worrying conditions.During a campaign meeting that President Rouhani gave on 15 May, his supporters chanted slogans calling for the release of political prisoners and blaming Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for their detention. “My arms don’t have enough strength on their own to solve certain problems but they will be more effective with a vote of more than 51%,” Rouhani responded.Rouhani won 57% of the votes cast four days later. He must not forget that it was his comments about free speech and media freedom and the release of political prisoners that persuaded progressively-minded Iranians, especially women and young people, to vote for him en masse.As long as these demands are not satisfied, the Iranian people will not be able to regard themselves as free. RSF therefore urges President Rouhani:- To keep his pledge to the millions of Iranians who are calling for an end to the arbitrary house arrest of Mehdi Karoubi, the owner of the now closed newspaper Etemad Melli, Mir Hossien Mousavi, the owner of the now closed newspaper Kalameh Sabaz, and Mousavi’s wife, the writer Zahra Rahnavard. These leaders of the protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in June 2009 have been branded as “leaders of sedition” and are being denied their rights. Their detention violates Iranian law as well as international standards.- To seek the unconditional release of the 27 journalists and citizen-journalists currently imprisoned in Iran. The freedom to inform and be informed will not be guaranteed as long as journalists continue to be systematically imprisoned.- To undertake to overhaul Iran’s media legislation in order to protect media freedom in accordance with article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a party.- In particular, to undertake to decriminalize media offences and guarantee the freedom to inform without discrimination based on language, religion or political opinion. A revision of the 1986 press law (amended in 2000 and 2009 to include online publications) is urgently needed. The law allows the authorities to verify that the media “do not endanger the Islamic Republic,” “do not insult the Supreme Leader,” and “do not disseminate false information.” Amendments that require online publications to be licensed must be repealed.- To undertake to ensure that journalists enjoy the right to free association, including the right to form unions and join them in order to protect their interests.- To undertake to ensure that Iranian citizens enjoy the right to be informed and the right to free, uncensored and unmonitored Internet access. The creation of a “Halal Internet” (National Internet) designed to impose a digital apartheid constitutes a grave danger for Iran.- To undertake to end arbitrary acts and impunity. The instigators and perpetrators of the murders of dissident journalists have never been punished. The many cases include Ebrahim Zalzadeh, Majid Charif, Mohamad Mokhtari, Mohamad Jafar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani, all executed by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security in November and December 1988. They also include the deaths in detention of Zahra Kazemi (2003), Firat news agency reporter Ayfer Serçe (2006), blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi (2009), former Abrar Economy reporter Alireza Eftekhari (2009), journalist and women’s rights activist Haleh Sahabi (2011), Iran-e-Farda journalist Hoda Saber (2011) and blogger Sattar Beheshti (2012).Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img December 11, 2017 – Updated on December 12, 2017 RSF safety training and advocacy visit to Afghanistan Organisation RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News March 11, 2021 Find out more RSF_en For the first time, RSF held seminars in Mazar-i-Sharif (in the northern province of Balkh), Herat (in the western province of Herat) and Charikar (in the central province of Parwan). And for the first, RSF conducted a seminar in Kabul specifically for women reporters in conflict zones at the request of the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ).In all, 65 journalists (including 26 women) from 60 independent Afghan media outlets attended the seminars, which were based on the new Pashto and Persian-language versions of the Safety Guide for Journalists, published by RSF in partnership with UNESCO. Some of the journalists came from nearby provinces, above all Kapisa, Panjshir, Kunduz, Farah, Samangan, Jowzjan, Ghor and Badghis.At these seminars, RSF met journalists who are not only threatened by armed non-state groups but are also harassed by local politicians including provincial governors.”Self-censorship is the rule in order to survive,” said a journalist from Balkh province who asked not to be identified. “You can talk about a lot of things but not corruption. For example, it’s forbidden to talk about the seizure of state land or property by governors or their associates or allies. And ‘forbidden’ means there’s a danger of being killed!”The governors of Balkh and Herat provinces did not respond to requests from the RSF delegation for meetings to discuss journalists’ safety.Fewer and fewer women journalistsRSF and its local partner, the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists, held a press conference in Kabul on 20 November on the situation of women journalists. The CPAWJ presented the findings of a survey of women journalists at 74 leading national and local media outlets (29 TV channels, 35 radio stations, four news agencies and six newspapers) in 22 provinces, and at four NGOs that defend media freedom and journalists.The survey found that altogether these media outlets employ a total of 1,037 women, including 474 women professional journalists, and it confirmed that the security situation in Afghanistan is having a direct impact on the presence of women in the media.The security challenge and the importance of women in the media were central themes of the opening addresses that Sima Samar, the head of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, and Mohammad Rasool Bawari, the acting information and culture minister, delivered at the press conference.CPWAJ director Farida Nekzad and Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran/Afghanistan desk, emphasized the danger that women could disappear altogether from the media sector. To prevent this, they urged the government and parliament to provide women journalists with more protection, especially in the remoter provinces.The CPWAJ and RSF also called for amendments to the law banning violence against women, so that it gives them better protection against psychological and sexual harassment in the workplace, and for a newsroom code that protects women journalists.Violence, chief foe of women journalistsMany women journalists have abandoned their jobs because of growing threats and the climate of violence against women. Six women media workers have been killed since the start of 2016.The situation of women journalists in the provinces of Kunduz and Nangarhar – which have seen violent clashes between the Taliban, Islamic State and the Afghan armed forces for the past two years – is indicative. Kunduz had at least 100 women journalists and media workers in 2016 but, after the Taliban attacks there, the number has plummeted.The situation is similar in Nangarhar. “Forty women journalists used to work in the Nangarhar region but now there are just a handful and they only work in the newsrooms,” local journalist Rahmatullah Ziarmal said. “As well as the war, the violence, the Taliban and Islamic State, local politicians and organized crime are to blame for this.”The CPAWJ survey also establishes a link between the number woman journalists and coverage of women: the fewer the women working for newspapers, the fewer the articles about women.Government efforts to protect journalistsIn response to the threats, the Afghan authorities and media representatives have jointly launched a system of coordinating committees for the safety of journalists and media. This initiative has been a real success and could be an example for many other countries.Created in September 2016, the committees have already had a positive impact, helping to reduce threats against the media and to combat impunity. Vice-President Sarwar Danish chairs the top committee, which consists of senior government and judicial officials and representatives of journalists’ and media associations. Sub-committees monitor individual threats and abuses against journalists and media, the trends and the success of efforts to combat them.”In the past year, this entity has successfully dealt with around ten cases involving threats against journalists and media,” said Hujatollah Mujadadi, one of the representatives of the Federation of Afghan Media Organizations and Journalists who are members of the top committee. “In several of these cases, senior governmental or military officials were asked to apologize to media outlets or journalists or were even punished by their superiors. In the event of a disagreement, the committee transfers the case to the prosecutor’s office, which can initiate judicial proceedings.”The local committees – in which the security forces, including the National Directorate of Security (NDS), are represented – meet once a month in the different provinces to seek solutions to the security problems that some journalists face.At a meeting with Vice-President Danish on 22 November, RSF praised the committee’s achievements while pointing out the need to provide women journalists with more protection. Danish reiterated his commitment to supporting RSF initiatives aimed at protecting journalists.Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.. In response to an increase in armed attacks by the Taliban and Islamic State and a decline in the security situation, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) made a training and advocacy visit to Afghanistan from 11 to 22 November that was aimed at improving the safety of Afghan journalists, with a special emphasis on women journalists. News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists WomenArmed conflictsViolenceJihadism June 2, 2021 Find out more News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists WomenArmed conflictsViolenceJihadism Help by sharing this information Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says to go further May 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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