Fancy some touch rugby?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Starting out youngIt’s time to get involved…Despite what the picture shows, touch rugby is not just for kids. Our friends in Australia showcase some touch rugby in this clip. And they’re pretty good. So in the interest of keeping the age-old rivalry alive, you’d better get out there and play.last_img

House of Food Culture / Cobe

first_img Projects ArchDaily “COPY” CopyThe City of Frederiksberg, along with Real-dania By and Byg Foundation have selected a team led by Danish architects COBE to develop the “House of Food Culture.” The project will be constructed on top of the new metro stations in Copenhagen’s new Metro City Ring. The House of Food Culture and its townhouses will be built in brick, imitating the neighbouring facade lines and keeping with the style of the historic surroundings.The House of Food Culture is to be built on top of the entrance to the forthcoming metro station that will host a daily flow of 10,000 people, while focusing on making it the focal point for urban life and a central meeting place. + 11Save this picture!Courtesy of COBERecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWith the expected completion for 2019, the project will hold a prominent location in Frederiksberg Allé, one of the most significant avenues in Copenhagen holding a large number of cultural and recreational activities including theatres, museums and a zoo.On the ground floor, visitors will be presented with an array of culinary experiences including food stalls, workshops and educational facilities, while 30 new housing units will be built on top in an L-shape, filling in the corner of Frederiksberg Allé and the adjacent road. Save this picture!Courtesy of COBE”The building is going to complete the vacant plot on the historic avenue of Frederiksberg Allé and adapt to its unique cultural heritage,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director of COBE. “Besides becoming a new infrastructural node for public transport, the House of Food Culture will also be a focal point in the district. Located on top of the coming metro station, it will be a gate to Frederiksberg Allé, and the nearby theatres, museums and recreational offers, generating life and activity, and reinforcing its position as an attractive, prominent destination in the capital.”With views through the treetops, the 30 different housing units will accommodate families, students and singles with distribution around many common areas, creating the perfect conditions for social settings. Save this picture!Courtesy of COBE”With both a distinguished and modern architecture, the House of Food Culture is an example of how many different considerations can bring a project to a higher level,” said Jacob Eiskjær Olesen, Director of the project’s investor NRE Denmark. “That requires close collaboration from the very first idea to the finished project.”Save this picture!Courtesy of COBEArchitectsCobeLocationFrederiksberg Allé, DenmarkDeveloper and investorUnion Holding and NRE Denmark A/SEngineerArne ElkjærLandscape architectCOBEProject Year2019PhotographsCourtesy of COBEArea3500.0 m2News via: COBEProject gallerySee allShow lessScenario’s House / Scenario ArchitectureSelected ProjectsM6B2 Tower of Biodiversity / Edouard FrancoisSelected Projects Share Denmark Save this picture!Courtesy of COBEWritten by Amanda Pimenta Share House of Food Culture / CobeSave this projectSaveHouse of Food Culture / Cobe House of Food Culture / Cobe “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799948/cobe-designs-housing-and-culinary-experiences-to-be-built-on-top-of-copenhagen-metro-station Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799948/cobe-designs-housing-and-culinary-experiences-to-be-built-on-top-of-copenhagen-metro-station Clipboard Apartments CopyAbout this officeCobeOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureRetailHousingFrederiksbergCOBENRE DenmarkMetro City RingTownhousesundergroundDenmarkPublished on November 22, 2016Cite: Amanda Pimenta. “House of Food Culture / Cobe” 22 Nov 2016. 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Case study of village school fundraising online without its website

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The search engine’s mascot, a vivid blue mouse, visited the school at the end of last term, giving each of the pupils a pack of stickers, postcards and information on how they could raise money for their school through searching on everyclick. Martin Read, Chairman of Friends of Swell School said: “despite the fact that currently we do not have a website, a few parents and friends have embraced this idea and made everyclick.com their preferred search engine either at home or work. “If we can achieve this amount of money with just a few people, and get some more to register on the site – it could account for a good percentage of our required fundraising each year.”Everyclick has delivered over 350,000 searches in its first three months, and has signed up over 260 charities to benefit from its service. The Salvation Army is the latest major charity to join.It recently released its third monthly donation to a range of charities totalling £3,379.21.Everyclick.com promotes its service as offering “a regular monthly income from a completely new source, with no cost to theuser or the charity”. It reports that its original projection of each regular user raising £12 per year is still ontarget.The site continues to be refined, with recent improvements being made to content and quality of searchresults. 28 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Case study of village school fundraising online without its website Tagged with: Digital Research / statisticscenter_img Howard Lake | 11 September 2005 | News A small village school in Gloucestershire with fewer than 60 children has raised funds online using everyclick, the charity search engine, even though the school has no website of its own. Lower Swell school has demonstrated that an organisation can still fundraise online even without its own web presence.The school used everyclick’s marketing tools to encourage pupils’ parents and local village supporters to use the site whilst at home or at work. As a result the school generated £21.23 in three weeks with no cost. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

UK Voluntary Sector Almanac

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News 15 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. UK Voluntary Sector Almanaclast_img read more

Vietnam, August 1968: GIs in military prisons rebel

first_imgTo commemorate the 50th anniversary of GI uprisings in two military prisons in Vietnam during the U.S. war there, Workers World presents the following article based on material from Catalinotto’s book, “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions” (2017).“The month of August 1968 witnessed two of the largest prison rebellions of the Vietnam War period, both led by Black GIs,” wrote GI historian Dave Cortright in his book, “Soldiers in Revolt.” These rebellions took place among troops in Vietnam at the Da Nang Marine brig and in the military prison known as Long Binh Jail.The GIs — that is, the members of the U.S. Armed Forces — called the latter prison LBJ, a not-so-friendly allusion to then U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson.That August, I was one of a handful of people doing volunteer work out of a small office on Fifth Avenue and 21st Street in Manhattan, trying to organize a union in those armed forces. Most of the volunteers had recently finished their stint in the Army and were as strong opponents of U.S. militarism as any Lower East Side anarchist.Political events in the preceding few months had increased the reach of our four-page monthly union newspaper, The Bond, from a few hundred in January 1968 to about 5,000. Our effort to form the American Servicemen’s Union was featured on the cover of the August Esquire magazine, based on an interview with ASU chairperson Andy Stapp.Earlier in 1968, the Vietnamese uprising called the Tet Offensive had shown much of the U.S. population that the war was probably unwinnable for the U.S. LBJ was forced to announce at the end of March that he would not run for re-election. A few days after that announcement, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, and rebellions broke out in Black neighborhoods in 100 U.S. cities.These events impelled rapid changes in the consciousness of the troops, especially African-American troops.The ASU looked for ways to support the prison revolts in Vietnam, despite its lack of funds and forces. GIs in these prisons who were ASU members wrote letters to The Bond and other GI publications about the rebellions, providing eyewitness accounts. Here are excerpts from a Sept. 18, 1968, article in The Bond, based on some of those letters and other articles on the prison revolts:Jailed men in Vietnam rebel against officers“The anger of EMs imprisoned in Vietnam by the Brass has exploded. Men fed up with military oppression have rebelled at both the Marine brig at Danang and at the Army stockade at Long Binh, twelve miles north of Saigon.“On the night of August 16, [1968,] Marine prisoners at the Danang brig tore the place apart and burned a cellblock. Angry at the humiliating requirement that they call the guards ‘sir’ and at the poor food, the overcrowding and the long delay before trials, they decided to stand up and fight back. It took a force of MPs firing shotguns to crush the rebellion among the 228 unarmed men. Seven prisoners and an MP were reported wounded. And it still wasn’t over.“Two days later a second rebellion broke out when the officer in charge of the brig, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Gambardella, ordered some of the prisoners moved out. This time MPs had to use tear gas to stop the uprising.“Chairman of the American Servicemen’s Union Andy Stapp immediately called the Pentagon and demanded names of the men involved. Speaking to ASU Chairman Stapp, Lt. Col. Ludvig, director of Marine Public Relations, refused to release any information to the ASU or to the American people.“Stapp said in a press release, ‘The Brass does not want brought to light the rotten and abusive conditions that they have foisted upon the enlisted personnel in the Armed Forces.’“In a statement to the New York Post of August 20, Stapp said, ‘We have nineteen union members in Danang and we suspect that at least some of them are involved in the uprising.’“GI prisoners in Long Binh, the Army’s biggest stockade in Vietnam, broke out in rebellion. Long Binh Jail (known to GIs as the ‘LBJ’) was also overcrowded — there were 719 men where there were supposed to be only 550 — with angry GIs whose grievances were probably much like those of their brothers at Danang.“Shortly before midnight on Aug. 20, an apparent fight among the prisoners in a barbed-wire enclosed medium security section brought three guards running inside to quell it. They didn’t come out. The GIs inside had grabbed them and their keys. When the three guards didn’t come out, an outside guard blew his whistle.“At the same time, a band of prisoners rushed the gate between the medium security section and the recreation and administration area in the main part of the compound. They broke through. They then proceeded to burn down the building, which contained all their records, and nine other large buildings.“When the Brass, commanded by Colonel William Brandenburg of Elloree, S.C., sent in MPs armed with M16 assault rifles, bayonets and tear gas grenades, the unarmed GIs inside fought back. They wounded five MPs and put the acting warden of the jail in the hospital. One GI prisoner gave his life in the brief but bitter struggle and 59 were listed as wounded.”A group of prisoners at LBJ sent a collective letter to The Bond after reading the above article. We published the letter in the Oct. 16, 1968, issue. As you can see from the letter, publication in the newspaper and dissemination inside the prison of both articles spread solidarity and strengthened those rebelling.Report from Long Binh Jail“Today my man from New York managed to smuggle into the compound your Sept. 18 issue of your dynamite thing, The Bond. Your paper was thoroughly read by most of my fellow prisoners; speaking for those who read it, including myself, we would all like to say thanks for everything you are doing to further the ASU and bring to the attention of GIs all over the world the many injustices, inhumanities perpetrated on servicemen by the U.S. Government Armed Forces judicial system — particularly the Army.“Cited here are a few case histories of prisoners that I think would be of interest to men in the Armed Forces everywhere.“Case 1 — An infantryman just out of the field was caught stealing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich from his base-camp mess hall. First offense — sentenced to six months hard labor in LBJ.“Case 2 — An infantryman after serving ten months of his twelve-month tour was given an order by a second lieutenant for him and the 17 other men in his element to assault a 250-man fortified North Vietnamese Army force, and was severely wounded in his right leg, right arm and kidney while the rest of his element was completely eliminated. After recuperation in Japan his medical record was lost by the U.S. Army and he was refused further medical therapy and was returned to the Republic of Vietnam without a profile for further combat duty.“Upon reassignment, this man was charged with missing three formations and the misuse of a government vehicle (a 15-minute trip to the PX). This was a first offense. He is now on a pre-trial confinement in LBJ awaiting a special court-martial.“Case 3 — (my own case) — I am an infantryman, not by choice but by force of the U.S. Army. My own political and personal beliefs will not allow me to carry a weapon in the field. My company was going to a heavily VC-infested area on a three-day operation. Being that I don’t carry a weapon I refused to go.“My company commander ordered two fellow GIs to hold me while he tried to bind my legs and arms with ropes and to forcefully take me on the operation. Not being a fool and with no other course to take, I went AWOL. After being apprehended I was threatened by the Brass in my unit that I would be killed. I am now in LBJ on pre-trial confinement awaiting a general court-martial for this act, which I know was right.“We could go on forever with many similar cases but the Brass here at LBJ will not afford us with ample stationery. We feel a great need and desire for this to be published in your next issue of The Bond. If this is possible it would be deeply appreciated by everyone in the Long Binh Stockade both Black and white.“We would like to do more to further the cause of the ASU but at this time our hands are tied by the Brass in LBJ.“[Signed] The inmates, Mike Rouch, Tommy McDonnel, R.C. Brown, Brien M. Schulik, Marcy Schuman, Dave Landry, J.A. Epriam.”News reports as late as Sept. 24, a month after the big Long Binh Stockade rebellion, tell of a group of a dozen Black GIs still bravely holding out against the Brass in part of the prison.Catalinotto’s book, “Turn the Guns Around,” also includes an account of how, later that August 50 years ago, the rebellion of the Black GIs came home to Fort Hood, Texas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s basketball edged by No. 10 Kansas, 71-64

first_imgSnow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebook Facebook Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleRec center sees spike in attendance as students prepare for spring breakNext articleMen’s tennis falls at No. 3 North Carolina Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Twitter I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Twitter TAGSJamie Dixon Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/center_img ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed printThe Horned Frogs dropped their seventh conference game of the season as they fell to No. 10 Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas Tuesday, 71-64.In a less-than-ideal season for Kansas, the Jayhawks have struggled on their home court. Allen Fieldhouse perennially gives Kansas one of the best home-court advantages in the nation, but this season has been the opposite. Between the 2007 and 2016 seasons, the Jayhawks recorded an incredible 140-3 record at home, but have lost four games at home this season. The tenth-ranked team was able to grind out a victory over the Horned Frogs.TCU competed with the Jayhawks all night and held a lead for most of the first half. Until the final minute, each team’s largest deficit was five points and both squads overcame the small point spreads.With 8:35 remaining in the first half, Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham nailed a three-point shot to put the Jayhawks up 26-21. Graham, the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, finished with 24 points. However, the Horned Frogs responded well and ended the half on a 15-8 run to enter the locker room with the lead, 36-34.A major force in the first 20 minutes for the Frogs was the production off the bench. TCU’s bench outscored Kansas’ bench 18-9 in the first frame and was led by Kouat Noi, who finished with 17 points off the bench, 13 of which came in the first half.Kouat Noi shoots a three-pointer against the Kansas Jayhawks. The photo was taken Feb. 6 in Lawrence, Kansas. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.comDespite outrebounding the Jayhawks 38-37 on the night, Kansas outlasted the Horned Frogs in the second half, led by Graham and Udoka Azubuike, who finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.TCU dropped t0 16-2 under Jamie Dixon when leading at halftime.Vladimir Brodziansky finished the game with 15 points and eight rebounds and Alex Robinson, with nine assists on the night, passed Jamie Dixon on TCU’s all-time assist leaderboard. Kenrich Williams surpassed the 800-rebound mark and became TCU’s fifth all-time leading rebounder with nine rebounds Tuesday.The Horned Frogs will return to Schollmaier Arena Saturday and will look to avenge a double-overtime loss as they face the Texas Longhorns. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU What to watch during quarantine Vladimir Brodziansky attempts a layup against the Kansas Jayhawks. mage taken Feb. 6 in Lawrence, Kansas. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Open letter to President Hamid Karzai before the Paris reconstruction conference

first_img Receive email alerts News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders addresses an open letter to President Hamid Karzai on the eve of an international donors’ conference in Paris in support of Afghanistan, urging him to make a clear commitment to defend press freedom at a time when violence against journalists is growing steadily in his country. HE Hamid KarzaiPresident of the Islamic Republic of AfghanistanKabul – AfghanistanParis, 11 June 2008Dear Mr. President,Reporters Without Borders urges you, on the eve of tomorrow’s conference in Paris on Afghanistan’s development and reconstruction, to give a clear undertaking that your government will protect press freedom, which is currently under so much threat in your country.Press freedom has, it is true, been one of the achievements of reconstruction in the almost seven years since the fall of the Taliban regime. Afghanistan has around 300 newspapers, 14 of them dailies, more than 10 privately-owned TV and radio stations and seven news agencies. Afghanistan has never had so many news media and journalists. But violence against the press is growing steadily. In the past 12 months, Reporters Without Borders has registered no fewer that 18 physical attacks on journalists, 23 death threats, 14 arrests and four abductions. Dozens of other journalists have been forced to resign because of outside pressure.We expect you to give an undertaking to the international community in Paris tomorrow that you will deal with the most important press freedom violations. If this is not done, your government risks to lose the trust of Afghan journalists and the support of international public opinion and this would necessarily complicate matters for the countries, including those of the European Union, that are supporting your administration financially, militarily and politically.You must of course be aware, Mr. President, of the case of the young journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, which has shocked the entire world. The death sentence passed on him by a court in Mazar-i-Sharif triggered a wave of legitimate outrage. More than a million people have already signed a petition launched by the British newspaper The Independent calling for his release. The recent revelation that he was tortured by members of the security services casts doubt on your government’s ability to respect the relevant international standards.How, Mr. President, can you ask for greater support from western countries when, at the same time, judges, prosecutors, political leaders and some clerics are targeting Afghan journalists with such virulence in your country?Kambakhsh’s release and the quashing of his death sentence would be a positive signal in an otherwise sombre panorama.The enduring impunity in many cases of violence against Afghan journalists is unacceptable. The inability of the police and judicial authorities to arrest the murderers of Peace Radio director Zakia Zaki undermines your international commitments on the rule of law. This impunity has paved the way for a new wave of violence against women journalists. Since Zaki’s murder a year ago, dozens of Afghan women journalists have been attacked, threatened or reduced to silence. Only a clear determination on your part to solve these cases could put an end to these attacks. In the absence of action, the soothing words of your ministers lose all credibility.At least 10 women journalists have been attacked in Herat province alone in recent months. “The lack of action on the part of the authorities is a major factor in the increase in these attacks,” says Rahimullah Samandar, the head of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA).Anonymous callers threatened to kill three women journalists at the start of this year in Mazar-i-Sharif. One caller said: “Why do you work with the Americans? Take care, you are going to be killed.” Another said: “If you continue to show yourself on television, your sister, your mother and other members of your family could be kidnapped.” Despite their repeated requests, these journalists were not given police protection.Reporters Without Borders has received damning accounts about the inability of the authorities to protect journalists in cities such as Herat, in western Afghanistan. Khadijeh Ahadi, the presenter of a very popular programme on radio Faryad was forced to leave the city after receiving death threats. In her programme, she had allowed members of the public to talk on the air about their everyday life.Harassment forced Hasam Shams to resign as head of the state TV television’s branch in Herat. “The renaissance of the media was carried out with the participation of young journalists, but the enemies of press freedom, especially men armed by the former warlords, do not tolerate the emergence of these media and have the power to prevent us from working,” Shams said.Explaining the difference in press freedom between Kabul and the provinces, TKG press group director Najiba Ayubi says: “The presence of the international community and foreign journalists in the capital forces the government to tolerate press freedom, even if it does not really like it,” she says. “But officials do what they want in the provinces. As long as men who are hostile to free expression have guns and government support, there will be no hope for journalists.”When questioned by Reporters Without Borders, many Afghan journalists are extremely critical of your government’s defence of their freedom. “The government has lost its honour by proving itself incapable of protecting free expression,” says Saad Mohseni, the head of privately-owned Tolo TV, who is often harassed by the judicial and religious authorities.As you must be aware, Mr. President, the attacks concentrate above all on independent news media that are often critical of the national and local authorities.Your government is obviously not responsible for the most serious violations. This week’s murder of Abdul Samad Rohani, a reporter for the BBC and the news agency Pajhwok in the southern province of Helmand, by a Taliban commander’s men, again highlighted the barbarity of the rebels. Sayed Agha and Adjmal Nasqhbandi, the driver and guide of Italian reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo, were killed by Taliban in the same province last year.Finally, we hope that Afghan diplomats will intercede on behalf of Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, the editor of the monthly Haqoq-e-Zan (Women’s Rights), whose situation in Iran continues to be fraught. Although released on bail on 29 May after 86 days in an intelligence ministry prison in the city of Qom, 150 km southwest of Tehran, he is still harassed in Iran and Afghanistan.Never in the history of Afghanistan has the population had so much access to news and information produced by Afghans for Afghans. The most popular news media used to be foreign ones such as the BBC and VOA. Today, the country’s independent media have proved to be a tremendous success with Afghans, especially the younger ones. But it is these media that are the targets of attacks, pressure and legal and religious harassment, which too often comes from the ranks of your supporters.Mr. President, we are confident that you will be receptive to our request and that you will do your best to put an end to this situation.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General Follow the news on Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF_en Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News News Organisation June 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to President Hamid Karzai before the Paris reconstruction conference June 2, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sudanese cameraman Sami Al-Haj in critical condition in Guantanamo

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders voiced “deep concern” today about Sudanese cameraman Sami Al-Haj, a Guantanamo detainee since June 2002, whose lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith, said yesterday after recovering his notes from US military censors that his client’s health has worsened considerably in recent days. Referring to the death of four prisoners in just over a year, Al-Haj told him he feared for his survival.“We strongly condemn the reprisals applied to Al-Haj and other prisoners for choosing to go on hunger strike,” the press freedom organisation said. “We do not encourage them to pursue this desperate course, but the US military does not have the right to feed them by force. It is also unacceptable that interviews between lawyers and their clients in Guantanamo are monitored and censored. We hope Al-Haj will finally be released and his constitutional rights will be guaranteed.”Stafford Smith saw his client in Guantanamo in early July but his notes were not returned to him until last week and they came with many deletions. He said in a statement that Al-Haj was suffered from intestinal problems and has lost 18 kilos since beginning his hunger strike last December. This was disputed by Guantanamo spokesman Rick Haupt, who said Al-Haj’s weight was “ideal.”Stafford Smith said his client’s mental condition had also worsened. He said Al-Haj had difficulty concentrating and expressing himself in English when they met. He was also very anxious and subject to paranoia attacks, and feared dying if his situation does not improve.“Sami Al-Haj asks for just one thing, to be granted a fair trial and to be released,” Stafford-Smith said in a message to Reporters Without Borders. “But the US military are just as determined to deny him this right. When I saw him recently, he was in a bad physical and mental condition and was talking of his death. It is now more urgent than ever that he should be freed.”Al-Haj told his lawyer that the conditions in which he was being held had become much worse and the guards often punished the hunger-strikers by, for example, putting them in more painful chains. “I never caused the military any problems, but they punish me over time.”He also told Stafford Smith that often-inexperienced “nurses” inflicted injuries on the detainees during force-feeding by using large-diameter tubes or by inserting them into the lungs instead of the stomach.Haupt insisted that, thanks to the medical team’s efforts, none of the hunger-strikers was in danger of dying. But Al-Haj said the doctors were useless and have not granted any of his requests. “We have more confidence in the guards than the doctors, who have not done anything for our health,” he said. Four prisoners have died in Guantanamo since June 2006 as a result of hunger-strikes and force-feeding.A Sudanese newspaper recently reported that the US authorities planned to release Al-Haj soon, but Stafford Smith said the Sudanese government has advised his family to pay no attention to these “rumours.”Aged 38 and the father of a small boy, Al-Haj was working as an assistant cameraman for the Qatar-based TV station Al-Jazeera when he was arrested by Pakistani security forces at the Afghan border in December 2001 and was handed over to the US military six months later. No charges have ever been brought against him. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en to go further Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas News Help by sharing this information News United StatesAmericas The physical and mental health of Guantanamo detainee Sami Al-Haj has become much worse in recent weeks, according to his lawyer, who visited him in July. The Sudanese cameraman has been on hunger strike for several months and is being force-fed by the US military. He fears he will not survive much longer if he is not freed. April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts August 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sudanese cameraman Sami Al-Haj in critical condition in Guantanamo Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

Eshan Maleki

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information January 21, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Eshan Maleki RSF_en Iranian photojournalist, Ehsan Maleki was forced to flee his country after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed réélection. He arrived in France on 6 November 2009, and is currently living in La Maison des Journalistes, where Reporters Without Borders interviews him. La Maison des Journalistes offers shelter to 15 exiled journalists in Paris, for six months.For more informations http://www.lamaisondesjournalistes.org Video Organisation last_img

Bogus callers targeting the elderly

first_imgFacebook Email NewsBogus callers targeting the elderlyBy Staff Reporter – January 11, 2016 874 Twitter Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ELDERLY people, especially vulnerable pensioners, are being warned to be extra vigilant following reports of bogus callers trying to gain entry to rib their homes.Sgt Justin McCarthy of the Henry Street Crime Prevention Office said that in the past week, Roxboro Road Gardaí received two reports of bogus callers gained entry to the homes of elderly people to steal property from their vulnerable victims.The first incident happened at 5.20pm last Wednesday when a man posing as an ESB meter reader called to the home of an elderly woman at Raheen Gardens.“As he was let into the house, we believe a second male suspect entered the house and stole a sum of cash from an upstairs room” Sgt. McCarthy said.Later, on the same evening, a similar, but unsuccessful attempt was made to carry out the same scam at the home of an elderly person in Janesboro.Gardaí are asking neighbours and relatives to keep in touch with older people and warn them of the danger of bogus callers.Gardai at Roxboro Road are appealing for witnesses or information in relation to these incidents 061 214340 or 1800 666 111. Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Print Previous articleState to send accused for trial on endangering Limerick pensionerNext articleLook out! It’s Duke Special Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more