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29 May: Where’s the action?

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first_img iGB, in partnership with sports data specialist Abelson Info, is providing an updated list of the sporting events taking place each weekday throughout the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.This is the final edition of Abelson and iGB’s daily fixture list, with British racing returning on Monday, and most major sports now planning their return.Badminton Armenia’s Infinity Cup begins the final edition.Baseball China’s Professional Baseball League, its reserves and South Korea’s Baseball Championship once again appear, but today are joined by the Czech Extraliga.Basketball Nicaragua’s Torneo Carlos Ulloa and club friendlies are the only basketball events taking place in the coming 24 hours.Cricket St Vincent & the Grenadines’ Vincy Premier League T10 is joined by Vanatau’s T10 League. Darts The Icons of Darts Live League, PDC Home Tour and Remote League are all in action.Football The schedule continues to expand, with Austrian cup football, Serbian league action, Poland’s Ekstraklasa and Hungary’s NB 1 among the latest additions. There is also matches taking place in Belarus, Chinese Taipe, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, South Korea, Syria and Vietnam.Greyhounds There are 13 tracks in Australia holding races in the next 24 hours, and three in the US.Golf South Korea’s KLPGA 8th E1 Charity Open begins its third round.Horse Racing Australia accounts for 21 of the tracks in action in today’s list. There are nine in action in the US, including Churchill Downs, and five holding races in France. Two tracks in Japan, and two in Sweden, as well as one apiece in Norway and Uruguay, are also active in the coming 24 hours.Ice Hockey Once again, short form action from Russia’s Comet Division is the only ice hockey taking place.Rugby League Australia’s National Rugby League is again holding fixtures.Table Tennis Today’s table tennis takes place across Armenia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia and the Ukraine.Tennis Tennis comes from Austria, Germany, Russia, the Ukraine and the US.Volleyball All of today’s volleyball action comes from Russia, but the number of leagues and competitions in action expands. The Liga Pro, Ural Volleyball Championship and North Western Amateur League all play in the coming 24 hours.This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and all events are subject to change.Abelson Info was set up by Ed Abelson in 2003 to supply the bookmaking industry with the crucial sports data it required as the online betting industry began to boom. Starting with just a handful of employees and even fewer clients, the business has since grown and evolved to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of the industry.We now supply data and technical services to the majority of the top tier bookmakers and platform providers in the UK, along with many of the biggest media corporations and development firms across the world. We have a stellar reputation for delivering top quality data and are always on hand to support customers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sports betting Topics: Sports betting Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGB, in partnership with sports data specialist Abelson Info, is providing an updated list of the sporting events taking place each weekday throughout the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.center_img 29 May: Where’s the action? 29th May 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gamblinglast_img read more

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House in Perbes / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

By on June 17, 2021

first_img Projects Area:  990 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Perbes / Díaz y Díaz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Perbes / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos Photographs CopyAbout this officeDíaz y Díaz ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMiñoSpainPublished on April 14, 2011Cite: “House in Perbes / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos” 14 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/127086/house-in-perbes-diaz-y-diaz-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/127086/house-in-perbes-diaz-y-diaz-arquitectos Clipboard Spain House in Perbes / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2010 Year:  Photographs:  Jordi PeredaText description provided by the architects. The dwelling is located in the highest zone of the plot, to take maximum advantage of the excellent views and to set back, as far as possible, respect to the street. The entrance porch is in the left side of the front of the plot, corresponding with the highest point of the street. It has two doors, one for pedestrian access and another one for vehicles. A ramp allows these to come to the basement level and to gain access to the garage door existing in it. Next to it, an exterior covered seat of parking is arranged. The pedestrian access is made from the door of the parcel through a “capitolina” staircase that reaches the exterior level of the basement and of the stairs of two sections that allows to gain access to the ground floor terrace. Save this picture!© Jordi PeredaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe exterior space between the house and the front of street is organized in downward platforms that also integrate the swimming pool. The building is conceived like a macle of parallelepipeds that are arranged alternatively according to perpendicular, parallel or oblique axes. This way, the ground floor volume plays the role of a socle where it leans, set back, the volume of the wing of bedrooms of the first floor, both parallel to the edges. The body of the main bedroom and entrance hall is inserted on them, intersecting them. It is turned according to an oblique axis, looking for an orientation and a certain view, which gives its special appearance to the dwelling. The basement storey reflects this law, adapting its form to the orthogonal bodies (at the end) and to the turn of the oblique body (at the front). Save this picture!© Jordi PeredaThe house consists of three plants: basement, ground and first. All the covers are flat. The usual access will be by car, through the garage. It occupies the central part of this storey and it has four parking seats. From here, one enters a hall that leads to a space with triple height that contains the main stairs. The iron/laundry room and a small cellar also lead to this hall. Contiguous to these and with access from the outside, it is located the boiler room with the hot water storage. Outside, there is a small porch covered by the volume of the dining room and the kitchen, which allows to allocate a covered parking seat. At the end of this, between the house and the retaining wall, it is formed a courtyard where it is buried the central heating oil tank. From the garage, one can gain access to a cloakroom. At the other side of the garage, it is placed a space for gymnasium, which is opened to another courtyard at its end. It is also located between the house and the retaining wall, partially covered by the volume of the first floor, and it is treated as “Zen garden”. Save this picture!© Jordi PeredaA secondary staircase allows to go up directly to the living area in the ground floor. An exterior staircase communicates with the solarium. The gymnasium has underwater view to the swimming pool, through of a hole protected with a methacrylate plate, mounted and sealed with the typical techniques of the aquariums. This way, it will penetrate the natural light made iridescent because of the effect of the water by day, or, at night, the artificial light of the underwater spotlights. Next to the gymnasium, there are a toilet/changing area, facilities and a place for a prefabricated sauna. The main staircase, that is always developed in a triple height space, ascends to the ground floor and ends at the entrance hall. It is opened to a porch that is part of the external terrace. Adjacent to the hall, after the stairs, there are a wide closet and a toilet. Towards an end, flying over the area of vehicles, it appears the volume containing the dining room and the kitchen. Save this picture!© Jordi PeredaThe first one communicates directly with the hall and it has a large window with view to the landscape. The kitchen is located at a higher level, accessible from the dining room by two tiny stairs (of three steps). It opens its window at the end, towards the courtyard. Between both spaces, a transparent glass screen on the kitchen table, allows to enjoy from here the excellent view. The living area is developed towards the other side, opposite the swimming pool. It is arranged in two differentiated areas: the hall, strictly speaking, and the leisure room. The lounge is opened by means of big windows facing the landscape; these also allow the exit to the terrace. It consists of three atmospheres, one of them centred in the hearth. The leisure room is located at the end, against the retaining wall. It consists of two atmospheres: billiards table and area for projections. Save this picture!© Jordi PeredaThe secondary stairs that come from the gymnasium lead into the leisure room. The following section starts from the lounge and allows to ascend to the body of bedrooms. The wide exterior terrace has three differentiated areas: the porch of access, the terrace of the lounge and the solarium of the swimming pool. From this, one can go down the outer stairs, to the gymnasium and changing room. The main staircase starts from the hall of the ground floor and leads to the first floor. A skylight provides natural zenithal light. It is centred in the space with triple height. The first floor has two differentiated bodies: the main bedroom and the secondary bedrooms. The main dormitory occupies the body turned on the hall and porch of the entrance. In order to gain access to it, one has to go up a few steps to reach the level of a glass footbridge that crosses over the main stairs. The bedroom is organized around a free-standing bed facing a big window opened to the landscape. A headboard piece of furniture also serves as a table. Save this picture!SectionBetween the bed and the door of the room, there is a living area with an exit door to the upper terrace. From this area, one can go to a dressing room, provided with two wide closets, a window to the façade of the end and a glass screen that allows to see the space with triple height where the stairs and the footbridge are located. A hopper for clothes goes down directly from here to the iron/laundry room in the basement. From the dressing room, there is access to the bathroom, that is provided with shower and hydromassage bathtub. This is in the corner of the window opened to the landscape. This window is set back respect to the façade to give visual privacy both to the dormitory and to the bathroom. The three secondary bedrooms are organized in a linear body located on the leisure area. The access to them is through a corridor that goes all along the façade of the end, with a high sliding window, under which there is a big closet. Each one of the three bedrooms has its own bathroom, with natural light through a skylight. The three are opened to a great terrace, which is opened to the magnificent view. One can gain access to this terrace from the lobby of the stairs.Project gallerySee allShow less10,000 LEED-certified HomesArticlesFarm in Tokyo / ON design partnersArticles Share CopyHouses•Miño, Spain Save this picture!© Jordi Pereda+ 11 Share “COPY”last_img read more

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Restoration of a Farm in the French Alps / Pierre-Doucerain + …

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first_img 2013 Save this picture!Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain+ 32 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773453/restructuration-of-a-farm-in-the-french-alps-pierre-doucerain Clipboard Projects Restoration of a Farm in the French Alps / Pierre-Doucerain + Adrien Felix-FaureSave this projectSaveRestoration of a Farm in the French Alps / Pierre-Doucerain + Adrien Felix-Faure CopyAbout this officePierre-DoucerainOfficeFollowAdrien Félix-FaureOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationRenovationVillefranche-sur-MerFrancePublished on September 12, 2015Cite: “Restoration of a Farm in the French Alps / Pierre-Doucerain + Adrien Felix-Faure” 12 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Madisun TMac Restoration of a Farm in the French Alps / Pierre-Doucerain + Adrien Felix-Faure Photographs Year:  CopyHouses, Restoration, Renovation•Villefranche-sur-Mer, France “COPY” Plumber: 2013 Electrician: ArchDaily Year:  France “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773453/restructuration-of-a-farm-in-the-french-alps-pierre-doucerain Clipboard Architects: Adrien Félix-Faure, Pierre-Doucerain Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain Tilesetters:David GrangePlasterer Painter:CreadecorInsulation:Bâti-vertMason, Carpenter:StgmWoodworker:Invernizzi, M.BerthuinCollaborator:Adrien Felix-Faure architectCity:Villefranche-sur-MerCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Pierre-DoucerainRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. In 2012, Mr and Mrs S. bought an old farm in a stone village located at 1550 meters high in the French Alps. Being mountain lovers, this Parisian couple wishes to have at their disposal for their children and themselves a residential place in the core of the mountains.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pierre-DoucerainThe village is outstanding for its solid architecture, its stone squat houses huddled all together to protect themselves from the cold weather. They are separated by narrow steep staired streets allowing the water to flow when the snow melts. The walls are made whith flat stone slabs; they look dark and austere but they are brightened by the quartz veined granite.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe actual building is located at the south west extremity of the village and it opens on a large view to the south. Like the traditional houses of the place, it sets in the rather steep slope like a balcony opening to the landscape. The living part, downstairs, opens in rue Ste-Anne. Upstairs, the barn opens northward on rue des Bienheureux.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pierre-DoucerainThe first sketches rapidly showed how important it was to move the main entrance of the house to the high street, giving therefore the feeling to lengthen the streets of the village through the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanIn the same mind, we chose to use stone for the grounds inside the house. We played with the strates, layers, textures, colours (Luzerne stones and slates were mixed) and with a certain roughness of this material, so that you can imagine this ground has been there for ever and will survive walls and white hanging volumes.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pierre-DoucerainSheltered in these volumes, the bedrooms are separated by a vertical rift which crosses the house through and through. Spectacular, this device offers sights toward the south from the first floor, flooded with light the living room, the kitchen and the dining room wich occupies the low level.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pierre-DoucerainProject gallerySee allShow lessHHF Architects Design Moving Pavilion for ZeitRäume in BaselArchitecture NewsFCA Srbija Kindergarten / IDEST DooSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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São Pedro House / Íntegra Studio Arquitetura

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first_img São Pedro House / Íntegra Studio Arquitetura Projects ArchDaily Lead Architects: Brazil CopyHouses•Bento Gonçalves, Brazil 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954128/sao-pedro-house-integra-studio-arquitetura Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeÍntegra Studio ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBento GonçalvesConcrete HousesConcrete InteriorsBrazilPublished on December 31, 2020Cite: “São Pedro House / Íntegra Studio Arquitetura” [Casa São Pedro / Íntegra Studio Arquitetura] 30 Dec 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 “COPY” Photographs:  Marcelo Donadussi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  136 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 28Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Íntegra Studio Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Execution:Matheus VanniStructure:Almeron Projetos EstruturaisLandscape:Valdeni VanniPlot Area:4 hectaresCity:Bento GonçalvesCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. In order to promote a country house, the São Pedro house was designed in the Caminhos de Pedras tourist itinerary in the interior of Bento Gonçalves, RS. On the property there was already an original house from Italian colonization, dating from the beginning of the 20th century and which currently houses the Casa Vanni restaurant.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiIn this context, the proposal was to create a house that accommodated the place in a discreet and clearly contemporary way, merging with the four-story Italian wooden house that faces the road and stands out for the typical historic vernacular aesthetics of the region.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiCasa São Pedro is implanted in a level below the road, giving privacy to the residents in a place widely visited by tourists. The terrace serves as a leisure area, and also delimits the residents’ private space in relation to tourists. It protects the house from rain and allows the entry of the winter sun to occur intensely. The low sill has a long fixed bench that furnishes the space.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessJinniu District Library and Waihuacheng Middle School / DUTS designSelected ProjectsJames Madison University Dukes Dining Hall / Perkins&WillSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954128/sao-pedro-house-integra-studio-arquitetura Clipboard Manufacturers: Sherwin-Williams, Atelier Soeide BG, Cerâmica Ceusa, Saul Móveis, Thonart Josy Nascimento, Mariana Fonyat São Pedro House / Íntegra Studio ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveSão Pedro House / Íntegra Studio Arquitetura Year: last_img read more

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When do volunteers want to volunteer?

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Visit Volunteermatch. When do volunteers want to volunteer? American online volunteering site Volunteermatch has shared some statistics with its e-mail newsletter subscribers on how frequently Americans choose to volunteer. American online volunteering site Volunteermatch has shared some statistics with its e-mail newsletter subscribers on how frequently Americans choose to volunteer.Quoting from Independent Sector’s Giving and Volunteering in the United States, 1999, Volunteermatch reports that “Of those who volunteer, 41% pursued intermittent, one-time opportunities while 39% of volunteers preferred to serve at a regularly scheduled time (i.e., weekly, monthly, etc.). A mere 9% reported a preference for volunteering only seasonally (e.g., during Christmas or Hannukah). Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 February 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

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Complaints to Fundraising Regulator rise 13%

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first_imgComplaints to Fundraising Regulator rise 13% AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.  132 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Fundraising Regulator received 836 complaints – issues unresolvable by the charity involved – in 2019/20, up 13% on the previous year.According to the Regulator’s fourth annual complaints report, published yesterday, the most complained about methods of fundraising in 2019/20 were charity bags (22%), online fundraising (11%) and face-to-face fundraising (11%).The regulator received 131 complaints about unwanted charity bags, which also featured as a top complaint in the previous two years.As well as looking at complaints that charities were unable to deal with themselves, the report also analyses complaints received by a sample of 56 of the largest fundraising charities. Complaints made directly to these charities totalled 18,569, with addressed mail the most complained about method of fundraising, receiving 22% of complaints. Of these, 34% cited an issue with the frequency of communication.Charities said that door-to-door fundraising received the second highest number of complaints. The most frequent reason for these complaints concerned the behaviour of the fundraiser. A further 11% of complaints received by charities were about outdoor events, the majority of which involved concerns about the execution and delivery of the event.The report also reflects on how the fundraising landscape was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. When public fundraising was paused in March, the regulator saw a decrease in complaints. However, complaints picked up a few months later – returning to pre-pandemic levels – as charities begun to adapt their practices and resume activity, in line with Government guidelines.The Fundraising Regulator’s Chief Executive, Gerald Oppenheim said:“The Annual Complaints Report gives us a detailed picture of the fundraising landscape and an understanding of the public’s experiences and concerns about charity fundraising. Importantly, it helps us to identify the areas where the sector needs to improve its fundraising practices, and where we need to focus our efforts as the Fundraising Regulator. In response to the charity bag complaints highlighted within the report, we have published new guidance, to ensure that this fundraising activity is carried out in line with the standards set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.“It is encouraging that the vast majority of complaints are resolved by charities themselves before they are escalated to the Fundraising Regulator, and we welcome the way charities have continued to engage with our complaints process and respond to our recommendations.”The Fundraising Regulator has published guidance to both help charities with using charity bags, as well as for the public to help them know what to expect when they receive a charity bag. Advertisement Melanie May | 5 November 2020 | News Tagged with: complaintslast_img read more

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We are at war — elections, austerity and U.S. militarism’s impact on Spain

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first_imgBy Ángeles MaestroThe writer is a leader of the political organization Red Roja (Red Network), a communist organization active throughout the Spanish state. Translated from Spanish by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto. To explain some references below: The “Pact of Transition” is the agreement of the late 1970s that allowed electoral parties to compete for votes, within limits, following the end of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, but left big capital in control and many fascist politicians and officials within the state apparatus. All parties to the pact, including the Communist Party, accepted the reactionary monarchy.The two parties that have alternated in power in the Spanish state are the rightist Partido Popular (PP) and the Socialists (PSOE), the latter a formerly social democratic party that has given up nearly all its progressive features. In the recent local elections these parties, discredited by their corruption, cronyism and especially because both imposed austerity on the workers of all nationalities by the Spanish state, received only 52 percent of the total vote, an historic low. Podemos is a leftist anti-austerity electoral formation that received much of the protest vote; Ciudadanos is a rightist alternative to the PP, somewhat separated from the PP’s history of corruption but whose program is no more helpful to the working class.Workers in Spain face bankers’ austerity and threat of imperialist war. Above, a 2013 protest of the bases in Morón and Rota.While the news, and apparently people’s attention, is now focused on who will govern municipalities and autonomous regions [in the Spanish state], major decisions that affect our lives have been made and are being made without the vast majority knowing about them.Although in many places there are not going to be big changes — in most of the regions the option to form a government is limited to either the Peoples Party, supported by Ciudadanos, or the PSOE supported by Podemos — the foundation of a neatly tied-up transition has begun to crumble.To all appearances everything is under control. The fundamental tool of power to discipline governments at all levels — that is, the payment of a huge public debt and an imposed deficit reduction — has all the legal guarantees that should make it work.Article 135 of the Constitution, the Treaty on Stability in the Eurozone and the Organic Law 2/20121 obliges every municipality, every regional government, the federal government and Social Security to drastically reduce the deficit and debt2 and to renounce expansive social policies if they want to avoid an intervention. In 2014 the expenditure on “Public Debt” function accounted for 18.9 percent of the gross domestic product,3 i.e., around 200 billion euros and close to half of the federal budget. The situation of the federal government regarding the debt can be considered as the average of that regarding the different municipal and regional administrations.Despite this evidence, which reduced any electoral program to mere letters to Santa Claus — as Greece is illustrating so clearly — no political variant has gained representation in government, except for the CUP [Popular Unity Candidates who took local offices] in Catalonia, which clearly raised the need to oppose debt payments in order to meet the urgent needs of millions of people.Under these conditions, the big public and private powers, here and abroad, have in principle nothing to fear. The political parties that have up to now best represented the interests of these powers still rule in most of the territories, and the other parties that have emerged, although they at first questioned the payment of the debt and Spain’s membership in NATO, were quick to withdraw these programs that made those in power so uncomfortable.Nothing that challenges the power of capital is explicitly on the table — and yet they are afraid. What they fear is not any particular political force, but the people. They know them better than anyone that there is no foreseeable solution to the crisis and that they have no other program other than cutting wages, pensions and social rights. Their fears grow to the same extent that the number of people increases who have less and less to lose.The problem for those who despite the crisis continue to fatten their profits, whether by destroying existing enterprises and continually concentrating capital, and/or by a brutal increase in the rate of exploitation of labor power, does not come from Podemos. The problem comes from the risk of instability, they say.It is this uneasiness that Jean Claude Juncker, current president of the European Commission, so clearly reflected when he said: “We all know what to do, we just don’t know how to get re-elected after we’ve done it.” This is a disturbing approach because if it is not likely they will change their policies, the question remains: What will they do when they don’t have the votes to get reelected?In other words it is what the great guru of the U.S. right-wing Samuel P. Huntington put into words: “The most important political distinction among countries concerns not their form of government but their degree of government.”4 By this he means their internal stability and alignment behind the United States.And in crisis situations as deep as the current one, when the possibilities of the system to cushion the class struggle through social concessions are practically zero, the dangers of fascism and war expand.The invisible hand and the iron fist[Spain’s King] Juan Carlos abdicated [on June 2, 2014] just eight days after European elections in which the parties that supported the Transition Pact — and which because of that support were also supporters of the monarchy — suffered a dramatic decline. It took only five days after the municipal and regional elections to announce the visit of Secretary of State John Kerry of the U.S. to sign the bilateral agreement that will make the base of Morón in Andalucia near Seville the permanent headquarters of U.S. AFRICOM (U.S. Command for Africa). Washington’s goal is to permanently install in Morón the Crisis Response Force of the U.S. Marines (SP MAGTF Crisis Response). The mere possibility of a political change that might bring some uncertainty to their interests made them react quickly, even now.As the statement of the Global Platform Against Wars5 made clear, the purpose of the visit, canceled only because an accident in France injured U.S. envoy Kerry, was the following: “This airborne force capable of immediate deployment, under the immediate orders of AFRICOM, consists of a permanent unit of 850 marines with the means of expanding this to 3,500 in a crisis, able to deploy in nine hours to the heart of Africa as a bridgehead for a larger scale intervention. But it could also be made available to the CENTCOM (Central Command of the United States) for a similar deployment anywhere in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean.”To get an idea of the degree of allegiance of the Madrid government (the PP and the PSOE, the parties that initiated the process) and its complicity with imperialist policies, it is sufficient to note that, despite the huge pressure the U.S. placed on them, no African country accepted the role of hosting AFRICOM6 headquarters. The destruction of Libya by NATO bombing in support of the “rebels” — who have now been converted into perceived enemies — and the subsequent invasion of Libya led to the installation of the U.S. Command in the city of Benghazi. There it remained for less than a year until Sept. 11, 2012, when the U.S. Consulate in that city was stormed and destroyed, resulting in the death, among others, of the U.S. ambassador to Libya himself.The signing of the Convention opens the road to the permanent intervention of a foreign power that the [Franco] dictatorship began and in which the various governments since the transition have been involved. All of them, which pretend to be so patriotic, have encouraged the expansion of the U.S. military presence and have increased the involvement of the Spanish state in all types of military interventions and, in an exercise that is more than cynical, have given up asking if boats or aircraft crossing our territory hold or don’t hold nuclear weapons.The bipartisanship that is now teetering consists of two parties that have trampled on our sovereignty and have consistently failed to fulfill all the conditions included in the “yes” side of the vote in the NATO referendum of 1986. These are the parties that will now govern in coalition with the new political forces in most of the territory of the Spanish state.With the government’s latest decision, which will certainly have broad parliamentary support, in addition to submitting the people who live near where there are U.S. military installations — especially Morón — to a more than probable risk of a bombing, makes the whole population a preferred target of attack from any of the multiple U.S. war fronts. This is raised to a maximum when the drive toward war in Europe is itself growing stronger and increasingly closer, and when there is no doubt that the pressure of the crisis and from the U.S. military-industrial complex is bringing the risk of war on a major scale closer every day.This is what the Forum Against Imperialist War and NATO7 says: “We are at war is no proclamation, it is a description of reality. This is a reality that we refuse to accept so that we avoid recognizing that we are complicit, or to acknowledge the risk that this would imply if we remained passive when confronted with the belligerent escalation by the Western coalition, of which we are part.“This general crisis of capitalism does not allow us to limit our concerns to social problems and close our eyes to the war danger, only because it appears to be far away and we see the dead as if in a scene from a movie.”The words of Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and author, leave no room for doubt: “For globalization to progress it is imperative that the U.S. act with all its power. The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist — McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.”8Therefore, because the emerging parties will face the dose of pressure needed so that “something changes so that nothing changes,” the peoples cannot keep looking the other way when the fire spreads and comes ever closer.For dignity, for the absolutely necessary solidarity with other peoples and because we are in the line of fire: Is anybody out there?June 14, 2015http://blogs.publico.es/dominiopublico/13661/estamos-en-guerra/.Footnotes1. For a detailed report on the TSCG and the Organic Law 2/2012, see http://redroja.net/index.php/noticias-red-roja/noticias-cercanas/1910-informe-de-red-roja-sobre-la-ley-organica-22012-el-final-de-cualquier-soberania-y-el-arma-de-destruccion-masiva-de-los-servicios-publicos.2. The debt, now equal to 100 percent of GDP, is supposed to be 60 percent in 2020, and the structural deficit should be 0.3. Date from the Stability Program submitted by Spain’s federal government in 2014 to the European Commission, page 59.http://www.mineco.gob.es/stfls/mineco/comun/pdf/Estabilidad_2014_2017.pdf.4. S.P. Huntington, quoted in Francis Fukuyama’s “Political Order and Political Decay.”5. https://plataformaglobalcontralasguerras.wordpress.com/.6. AFRICOM became operational in 2007 under President George W. Bush and had to settle in Stuttgart (Germany) after the refusal of all African governments to accept its installation. However, U.S. and Israeli troops are permanently installed in the former French colony of Djibouti.7. Full Text: http://www.lahaine.org/presentacion-del-foro-contra-la.8. Thomas Friedman, (New York Times columnist), New York Times, March 28, 1999. The following month the NATO Summit was held in Washington (coinciding with the NATO bombing of Belgrade), where it was decided, among other things, that NATO’s area of intervention covered anywhere in the world where members faces threats to their energy, security, members or from mass migration.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Gunmen slay young journalist in Benghazi, the security chaos continues to pose a grave danger to Libyan news providers

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first_img to go further News News December 17, 2019 Find out more RSF_en LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Receive email alerts On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom September 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen slay young journalist in Benghazi, the security chaos continues to pose a grave danger to Libyan news providers LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Tawfiq Ben Saud was driving home when gunmen in a black 4WD Hyundai “Santa Fe” riddled his car with bullets in the middle of Al-Wikalat Street in the west Benghazi neighbourhood of Al-Fuwayhat at around 9:30 pm.Sami Al-Kawafi, a young friend of Saud’s who was with him, was killed immediately. Saud died shortly after being rushed to hospital with gunshot injuries. A third passenger, Mohamed Bouszriba, who was in the back, was spared.Aged only 18, Saud presented a programme called “Ishah bi Jawuha” (Live your Life) on the privately-owned and popular radio station Libyana Hits. He and Kawafi had also created a local human rights organization, Al-Rahma (Mercy Foundation) and had openly opposed armed extremist groups, organizing and participating in protests against their terrorist activities.Reporters Without Borders is shocked and appalled by this latest tragic death in a country that is now clearly governed by the “law of terror,” a country where news and information providers are targeted if they cover the realities of the prevailing chaos.Many news providers are fleeing abroad. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, more than 20 Libyan journalists have gone into self-imposed exile since June. As a result, the violence is increasingly depriving the Libyan population of access to reliable reporting.Flight abroad, the constant acts of intimidation and the increasing frequency of targeted murders are all making fair, balanced and objective news coverage more and more difficult and complex. Reporting has become an arduous battle.According to two of his friends, Saud had been receiving threats for the past month. One acquaintance had advised him to flee Libya because the “Shura Council of the Benghazi Revolutionaries” had reportedly drawn up a hit list that included Saud and other Libyan journalists and activists.The “Shura Council of the Benghazi Revolutionaries” is a coalition of radical Islamist militias that was created in July to resist Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s offensive. After the recent months of political and security unrest and fierce fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi mostly, but also in other parts of the country, the new parliament declared on 28 August that, “the groups calling themselves ‘Libyan Dawn’ and ‘Shura Council of the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ are outlawed as terrorist groups underming the state’s legitimacy.”Reporters Without Borders reminds all armed groups that, under the Geneva Conventions, they must respect the civilian status of journalists. As recently reminded by the US human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, failure to respect the laws of war, when committed with criminal intent, may constitute war crimes whose perpetrators, or those who command them, could be prosecuted before national courts or the International Criminal Court.Under UN Security Council Resolution 1970 of 26 February 2011, the ICC has jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in Libya since 15 February 2011. News February 23, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Tawfiq Faraj Ben Saud, a young Libyan journalist and activist, in the eastern city of Benghazi on the evening of 19 September. Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul June 24, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Libyalast_img read more

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Young freelancer shot dead in Mogadishu after returning from exile

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first_img Follow the news on Somalia Organisation RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region August 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young freelancer shot dead in Mogadishu after returning from exile Receive email alerts News SomaliaAfrica News SomaliaAfrica News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somaliacenter_img March 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists February 24, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Mohamud Ali Keyre, a journalist also known as “Buneyste”, was killed by a gunshot yesterday evening in Mogadishu. He was the eighth journalist to be killed this year in Somalia.”At this rate, 2012 could become the deadliest year of the past decade for media personnel in Somalia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The country has already reached the 2007 toll of eight dead and is fast approaching the 2009 record of nine dead.”We offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire Somali journalistic community and we urge the authorities to do everything possible to find those responsible and punish them severely. Bringing them to justice could finally deter the media’s enemies from continuing to decimate journalists with complete impunity.” Keyre was hit in the head by a bullet that, according to witnesses and fellow journalists, may have been fired by a government soldier. He was taken to Mogadishu’s Madina hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.Aged 23, Keyre worked as a freelancer for the Horyaalmedia.com news website. He used to work for Voice of Democracy, a Mogadishu-based radio station, until he fled to Kenya after getting death threats. He had recently returned after deciding that the security situation had improved in the Somali capital.Yusuf Ali Osman, a former journalist working for the federal transitional government’s ministry of information, posts and telecommunications, was also killed in Mogadishu yesterday. Known as “Farey,” he was gunned down in the district of Dharkenley. The onetime director of Radio Mogadishu, he was in charge of media affairs at the ministry. Photo : Mohamud Ali Keyre January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Status yellow fog warning remains in place

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first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook By News Highland – December 7, 2020 Previous articleTen Donegal schools to share over €500,000 in fundingNext articleColl pens new deal at Brandywell News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp A status yellow fog warning remains in place nationwide.The alert from Met Eireann says there will be freezing fog in parts – and it will run until 1pm this afternoon.Motorists are being advised to use their fog lights in affected places and keep a safe distance from the car in front.center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Status yellow fog warning remains in place Google+ Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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