Previous articleUEFA working on OTT streaming platform, launch expected soonNext articleAfter Kohli deal, Hero marks return to cricket with Asia Cup sponsorship Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Customised adidas shoes for Swapna Barman; brand inks deal with athlete, SAI By Kunal Dhyani – September 15, 2018 Brands PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights Brands Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman will be an Adidas athlete now. The German footwear and sports brand will formally announce a tie-up with the champion heptathlete at an event on Tuesday. adidas will be producing customised shoes for Swapna, who has 12 toes in her feet.The Sports Authority of India and Adidas have earlier reached an understanding to support the star athlete who had created an Asian Games history with the heptathlon gold at the Jakarta and Palembang Games. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlySuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Suryakumar YadavThe Sports Authority of India (SAI) has tied up with footwear company Adidas to ensure specially-designed gear for the heptathlete, adds PTI.“After coming to know about Swapna’s case, the Sports Minister immediately directed us from Jakarta to get customised shoes made for her. We have taken up the matter with Adidas and they have agreed to provide the footwear,” SAI Director General Neelam Kapur told PTI.Born with six toes in both her feet, Swapna’s plight came to light only after she became the first Indian athlete to win an Asiad gold in the heptathlon with a career-best performance in the 18th edition of the Games in Jakarta last month.After her victory, the athlete made an emotional appeal for customised shoes and the SAI immediately sprung into action after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore directed the concerned authorities to take up the matter on an urgent basis.The SAI has already sent a communication to Swapna’s coach Subash Sarkar at its Centre of Excellence in Kolkata, asking for specifications, such as size, pressure points and drawings for the customised spikes.Sarkar confirmed that he got a mail from the SAI headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday, seeking the necessary details required for the shoes. “Yes, I got a communication from SAI, Delhi asking for specification to prepare Swapna’s customised shoes. I am yet to meet Swapna as she is injured but I will provide the details soon once I meet her,” Sarkar said from Kolkata.Also Read: West Bengal government announce cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Swapna BarmanSarkar said he had told SAI officials about the need for customised shoes for Swapna just before the Asian Games but the matter gained importance only after her victory in Jakarta.“Once I informally told a SAI official about the shoe issue but I never took up the matter seriously. Actually I didn’t want her to alter things just before the Asian Games as she got adjusted to the regular shoes and was doing fine. Trying a new shoe just before the Games could have been adverse,” he said. “And she hadn’t gained fame at that time. Now after winning the gold, she has become a celebrity and every company is trying to get mileage out of her.”Swapna was identified in 2012 and since then she has been training at the SAI Centre of Excellence in Kolkata. 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Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEveready East Africa Limited manufactures and markets a range of portable power products in Kenya as well as exports products to countries in the East Africa sub-region. Its extensive product range includes dry cell and carbon zinc primary, alkaline and rechargeable batteries; flashlights and portable lanterns; automotive batteries, and CFL and incandescent bulbs sold under the Turbo brand name. Eveready East Africa has a division which supplies batteries and accessories for motor vehicles and trucks. A side division manufactures and sells a range of washing detergents, household bleaches, surface cleaners and fabric softeners under the Clorox and Everclean brands. Formerly known as Eveready East Africa Limited, the company changed its name to Eveready East Africa Plc in 2016. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Eveready East Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128328/sharma-house-kamat-and-rozario-architecture Clipboard Sharma House / Kamat & Rozario ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSharma House / Kamat & Rozario Architecture Photographs: Lester RozarioText description provided by the architects. The existing structure was a 30 year old typical Bangalore house with thick load bearing walls. Most of the outer walls were very close to the plot boundary cutting out a large amount of light. The neighbor’s house too was hugging the boundary wall in certain areas which cut off even more light.Save this picture!© Lester RozarioThe requirement was to de-clutter the existing house and add more spaces, to meet the needs of the family. Our challenge was to rid the house of its dark, dingy corners and simultaneously make it ‘vastu compliant’. We decided that instead competing with the vastu prerequisite, it would be more productive to convert it to an asset. Save this picture!© Lester RozarioThe main vastu changes involved moving the staircase to the north. Instead of demolishing and remaking the entire stair, we decided only to demolish the first flight of the stair and subtract the built form above it. Moving the first flight of the stair created an interesting opportunity. The freed-up space could have been added to the existing living room. Instead, it was added to the setback outside to create a little “pocket of sunshine” for the house. This completely changed the nature of the entire ground floor bringing in plenty of natural light. It also gave the family a small outdoor space, which acted like an extension of the living room and was cut off from the busy street. The new flight of stair is perpendicular to the existing stair and is attached to the front of the house like an appendage. Save this picture!© Lester RozarioJust like most houses built here in the 80’s, this house had a huge projection above the car park, the top of which was not accessible. We decided to convert this space into a study. However the slab could not take the load of a wall so we hung the outer skin from the roof. The new areas are distinctly distinguished from the old in terms of material, viz. concrete and brick. The additional volumes in brick and concrete latch on to the existing structure which is conceived as a white monolith. All existing doors and windows were reused and the new windows, although different in language attempt to echo certain aspects of the old windowsProject gallerySee allShow lessVintergatan / Aarhus School of ArchitectureArticlesThe Skyscraper as Citizen: Reflections on the Public Life of Private BuildingsArticles Share Houses ArchDaily Sharma House / Kamat & Rozario Architecture India 2010 Save this picture!© Lester Rozario+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128328/sharma-house-kamat-and-rozario-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKamat & Rozario ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBangaloreHousesIndiaPublished on April 23, 2011Cite: “Sharma House / Kamat & Rozario Architecture” 23 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Tim CrockerCollaborators:Tall Engineer, Webb and Yates engineersCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim CrockerRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. An impressive large staircase in a turn of the 20th century house made the circulation generous, light and airy, but its dominance compromised the entire layout. The challenge was to replace this once favoured staircase, enhancing this previous spacious quality whilst accommodating 5 bedrooms with two separate kitchens and livings /dinings.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerThe perforated timber treads and risers, and balustrade of the new staircase let through light and air, but in a more compact overall configuration and an essence of the airines from the original staircase can still be experienced. At the same time it provides more evenly divided bedrooms on the first floor.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerTraces of engraved e-mail dialogues between the client and architect appear on the stair stringer and handrail, and also on the internal screen wall suggesting that the contemporary time factor also supports the stair structure that serve future stories. Following the texts by eye, voices echo in one’s mind as if the sounds resonate in the air passing through the perforated structure.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerSave this picture!© Tim CrockerWe retained a stair landing sash window, and together with other original windows and new plywood framework created a screen wall for two new bathrooms and utility room. Light continues to flow into the stairwell via this screen wall and new external windows. Save this picture!© Tim CrockerSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Tim CrockerBy recomposing these old objects, we aim to keep the past tense in a new form, giving it new life rather than just conserving old. Save this picture!© Tim CrockerA large, cantilevered balcony anchors the kitchen and dining to the back garden but registers as no more than an ordinary steel railing detail. The new intervention lifts the age of the masonry against gravity and rebalances itself in its own weight.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerSave this picture!© Tim CrockerRevealing the notion of the material states and the engraved texts are the hope for association with the event and place beyond an expiry date. Save this picture!© Tim CrockerProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Ningbo, Two Vast Construction Sites Highlight the Spectacular Scale of High-End C…Architecture NewsYumin Art Nouveau Collection / JAC StudiosSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878077/maries-wardrobe-tsuruta-architects Clipboard Marie’s Wardrobe / Tsuruta Architects Photographs Architects: Tsuruta Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tim Crocker+ 56 Share 2016 Marie’s Wardrobe / Tsuruta ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMarie’s Wardrobe / Tsuruta Architects “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses, Refurbishment•London, United Kingdom Projects Area: 214 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878077/maries-wardrobe-tsuruta-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTsuruta ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on August 22, 2017Cite: “Marie’s Wardrobe / Tsuruta Architects” 22 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Villa Bresson / monom Houses Manufacturers: FunderMax, Josko CopyHouses•Kladno, Czech Republic “COPY” Area: 167 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899406/villa-bresson-monom Clipboard ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Czech Republic Villa Bresson / monomSave this projectSaveVilla Bresson / monom Save this picture!© Alexandra Timpau+ 20Curated by María Francisca González Share Michal Bernart Architects: monom Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorSave this picture!© Alexandra TimpauBresson. Quiet part of the city, named after a nearby mineshaft, was built in first decades of 20.centrury. Originaly houses for labour and clerk class are placed in regular and well-arranged urban structure. Since the time of construction they have gained more layers and forms. One of them was replaced by new villa, which reflects the needs of the present family and creates a contemporary layer, while respecting the original character of the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauAim. The idea of increasing the volume and usable area of the house, while maintaining the scale of the street and the atmosphere of 30s. Emphasis is on functional floor plan and on the connection of the house with the intimate garden, which becomes a extension of the main living space in the summer.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauConcept. The object is set in a row of houses, it doesn´t interfere with it. Due to the slight offset of the street from the road, a generous entrance to the building could be created. Through the vestibule man can go to the hall. The hall is directly connected with central living space, which spreads in simple plan libre over the entire half of the floor and flows through the large glass wall into the garden. The hall also has access to the toilet and laundry and to the staircase leading to the second floor. There are two bedrooms, bathroom, dressing room and grandmother´s studio flat. Both bedrooms have access to terrace oriented towards the garden. The link between back part of the building and the garden is the most important element of the project.Save this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Second floor planOutside. Facade of the building keeps same level as other buildings in the street and the heigh of the house does not exceed the surrounding area. Street facade of the compact block is divided into two parts. The dark color defines the living space of the studio flat on the second floor, and also thanks to it, this part of the mass seems to be suppressed. In a light coloured part there is a figure resembling the concept of the original object, which is still visible in the neighboring house. Both street and side facades are tangible, with cut out window holes, which leads mainly to the service rooms. On the other hand, the house opens completely into the garden. Thanks to the large-format frameless glass with a sliding wall, the main living space blends with garden. The original apple tree is the most significant element there. The terrace on the second floor is also roofing and shading of the outdoor sitting on the ground floor. Round shapes, railing, and glazed surfaces refer to the 30s atmosphere of the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauInside. It is simple and functional. Behind the generous glazing in the living room with a kitchen, mainly the garden creates a distinctive backdrop of the interior – an apple tree, a bush with an eatable fruit, a stacked wood for heating, a neighboring greenhouse … The bedroom, on the contrary, provides a sense of privacy due to appropriately large windows. Even the interior is blended with curves, softening otherwise strict rationality.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauMaterials. The walls are composed of lime sand bricks and thermal insulation of mineral wool. The façade is preloaded with air gap in front of bearing structure, the surface is made up of compact FunderMax HPL boards. Its cladding is precisely tuned to achieve clean details and to support the human scale of the house. Horizontal structures are made of monolithic concrete. Exeption is the construction of the terrace and its roofing – a system of two horizontal planes with supports is made up of a sophisticated steel structure. Heating is provided by electric boiler, DHW heating by solar panels and recuperation is installed there. The windows are aluminum and plastic-aluminum, floor surfaces are frome glued laminated wood.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauProject gallerySee allShow lessTor Studio / Rosa Hereu Planellas + Jonte NorinSelected ProjectsOne Family House “Dr House” / minimalDEsignSelected Projects Share Photographs Photographs: Alexandra Timpau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899406/villa-bresson-monom Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officemonomOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKladnoCzech RepublicPublished on August 26, 2018Cite: “Villa Bresson / monom” 26 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Main image: People tickbox consent – by Jakub Grygier on Shutterstock.com Cole acknowledges from the outset that “being able to talk to your supporters is a privilege, not a right”. His guide provides a structured approach to writing consent statements and features tips about what does and does not work. Throughout it makes it clear that consent statements need to change to remain fresh and relevant.Different language for different audiencesCole argues that the days of a single consent statement for all audiences and marketing channels are now gone. He argues that consent marketing needs a segmented approach “for the same reasons that a charity would never create a mailing pack for use in all circumstances to all prospects”.He lists 15 attributes which affect consent, ranging from ‘rewarding’, ‘appreciated’, through ‘I’m in charge’ and ‘No over contact’ to ‘trustworthy’ and ‘jargon free’. It is understanding which attributes to apply to which type of supporter that Cole believes will help charities maximise consent.Increasing consentThe guide looks at ways to increase (or decrease) consent to a particular marketing channel, simply by changing the structure and phrasing of the statement.Often, consent statements acknowledge the negative e.g. “we won’t misuse your data” or “we won’t send you too many messages”. What would a consent statement that is reassuring, relevant and motivating to a donor look like?Clarity of consent is not always present in some charities’ consent statements. Sometimes supporters will have “legally consented” but will not have intended to consent. Charities will need to pay particular attention to this issue, given the expected trend towards consent which is “freely given, specific and unambiguous”. Many charities use opt-out but opt-in seems to be the direction of travel: how will charities manage the transition and resulting data shrinkage if and when they make that transition?Testing and optimising statementsCole explains how to testing consent statements, starting with benchmarking research and then proceeding to live testing. He encourages charities to expect to see some initial improvements in consent levels, if only because most current consent statements were developed years ago by a lawyer.Fundraisers won’t be surprised that Cole suggests that consent statements are a work in progress: they should be tested and optimised on an ongoing basis.“Charities can no longer afford to take consent for granted. They must track levels and be poised to review and update permission statements as times and attitudes change”.Barnardo’s on the guideSiobhan Handley, Senior Direct Marketing Manager, Barnardo’s, said:“Making consent a central part of Barnardo’s marketing communications process is a complex and lengthy process. We found that more appropriate than a “scatter gun” live testing approach was a meticulous and phased benchmarked research process allowing us to iteratively improve and predict performance at different segment levels as well as allowing us to understand why that performance was achieved. A process away from our supporters means that there are no technical legal issues to deal with whilst learning. The ability to compare performance of our statements with other brands is both reassuring and enlightening.“This useful guide lays out some of the important principles charities should adopt when embarking on the lengthy and organisation wide challenge of making consent a marketing process.”RNLI on the guideJayne Clarke, Head of Marketing Services & Support at RNLI, welcomed the guide, saying:“The RNLI has decided to move to opt-in communications by 2017 – before legislation comes in. This is because it’s the right thing to do for us and our supporters, and we’re in a position to be able to take these steps. This doesn’t mean it’s not a daunting prospect; we estimate we could lose £35.6 million over the next five years, so the pressure is on to make opt in work.“Any guidance on how to get the best out of an opt-in system is welcome, and we’re also happy to share what we learn with other charities who may be interested.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 297 total views, 3 views today 298 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 How to create charity permission statements: new guide published He welcomed its publication as “particularly timely” given that “how charities use an individual’s personal data for marketing purposes has been at the centre of current and on-going debate about ethical fundraising practice”. Howard Lake | 27 January 2016 | News Download the guideDavid Cole is Research Champion to the Institute of Fundraising Insight Special Interest Group, and he is offering the 15-page guide to Institute members for free. The standard charge is £50.In addition, he is also offering the guide for free to UK Fundraising’s readers. Download A Guide to Creating Charity Permission Statements from fast.MAP. Tagged with: data data protection Individual giving Law / policy Can you be sure that you are seeking the right kind of permission from donors to communicate with them legally and ethically? It is becoming ever more important for fundraisers to ensure that they are.A new guide from marketing insight specialists fast.MAP, published this month, aims to help fundraisers achieve this. Written by fast.MAP’s MD David Cole, the guide emphasises that each charity will probably need its own tailored permission statement: cut and paste from similar organisations’ statements is simply not sufficient.Consent is a marketing as well as a legal issueThe guide is not intended as a simple statement of current legislation. Indeed, the author points out that he is not a lawyer. Instead, he explicitly argues that “consent should be seen as a marketing issue, as well as a legal one”.The Institute of Fundraising’s Head of Policy and Research, Daniel Fluskey, who contributes the foreword to the guide, supports this approach, saying:“Of course, you have to comply with the law, but consent statements are about communicating with your donors, the wording you use and the way you use it makes a difference”. Advertisement 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.
By Imani Henry and Scott WilliamsWW photo: Imani HenryTallahassee, Fla., July 28 — In response to the freeing of George Zimmerman, the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was stalked and shot to death simply because he was young, Black and male, the students of color group — the Dream Defenders — have been sitting in and sleeping over in the Florida Statehouse here since July 16.Initially calling this action, #takeovertuesdays, the Dream Defenders seized the outer office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s 12 days ago. They are calling on Scott to convene a special session of the Florida Legislature, “to repeal the state Stand Your Ground law, ban racial profiling and end the school-to-prison pipeline.” (dreamdefenders.org)WW photo: Imani HenryDespite an attempt by the state police to starve out the protesters by preventing donated food from reaching them, the struggle continues. The campaign has been renamed #takeoverFL; the Dream Defenders remain defiant that they will not leave the Capitol building until their main demands are met.Dream Defenders’ Executive Director Philip Agnew told Workers World, “The most important thing that people should know is we are not leaving here. This is not a temporary thing. The governor and the Legislature need to know that this is for the future so no one has to do this again. This is not just about the verdict. This is just the latest in a series of injustices against young people.”Agnew said the organization has eight chapters in Florida; they are student organizations directed by Black and Brown youth. “We put out a call for people to join us within the Alliance for Education Justice to join us on the weekend of July 26-30.”In response to that call, buses came from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and other cities on the East Coast. Supporters also came from New Orleans, La., from all over Florida, and from as far as California.There were 30 people on the New York bus, mostly Latino/a and Black, ranging in age from teens and 20s to 40s and older. Everyone on the New York bus, organized by the Alliance for Educational Justice, are involved in grassroots community or youth organizing.Lead organizer Mustafa Sullivan told the bus riders that, “We are freedom riding for Trayvon, Ramarley [Graham], all the young people who are stopped and frisked or killed by the New York Police Department.”As many as 159 people were sleeping over, singing, playing games, and holding strong political discussions. A Defenders’ parents came from Indiana for the weekend to sit-in with and support their son. A youth organizer from Philly brought his mother. A pastor from Florida waited outside the Capitol all night to join the Dream Defenders in the morning.On July 26, some 300 people took part in a militant and exciting rally that echoed throughout the Capitol building. A highlight of the day was a visit by activist and performer Harry Belafonte who came to show solidarity.On Saturday evening, July 27, the Tallahassee Capitol Police began denying the protesters access to food donations, even though an 8-year-old child was with them inside the Statehouse.On July 28, most of the activists who came from around the country had boarded their buses to return to their home bases. But it doesn’t mean that their part in the struggle in Tallahassee is over.The Dream Defenders are continuing their sit-in at the Capitol. For updates, see dreamdefenders.orgImani Henry rode the NYC bus, Scott Williams the Philadelphia bus. They will report on interviews with sit-in participants in future articles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News August 5, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French president asked to broach media freedom during Cairo visit Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Receive email alerts Paris, 4 August 2015Subject: Freedom of information in EgyptDear President Hollande, Reporters Without Borders, an international NGO that defends freedom of information, would like to draw your attention to the disturbing state of media freedom in Egypt before your visit to Cairo on 6 August.We already shared our concerns with you last November and we regret that human rights and, in particular, freedom of information were not mentioned in the joint statement that you and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi issued from the Elysée Palace.At a time when Paris and Cairo are reinforcing their friendship and their economic ties, we hope you will take advantage of your visit to raise the crucial issue of media freedom, including the situation of the many imprisoned journalists, with the Egyptian president.Ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Egypt is now the world’s fourth biggest prison for journalists, after China, Eritrea and Iran.At a joint press conference with US secretary of state John Kerry on 2 August, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry claimed that Egypt was not holding any journalists just for doing their job and that all of the detained journalists had been involved in terrorist activities.The trumped-up charge of “belonging to or supporting a terrorist organization” is often used to gag dissent in Egypt. As soon as Field Marshall Sisi took power, the government used its offensive against terrorism and the Muslim Brotherhood as grounds for embarking on a ruthless war against journalists who do not toe the official line.Many are languishing in prison awaiting trials in which they could be sentenced to long jail terms or even life imprisonment. At least 15 journalists are currently detained just for covering news developments and trying to encourage a public debate.The retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists that began in February was postponed for the tenth time a few days ago. Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were released provisionally in February, and their Australian colleague Peter Greste, who was deported to his country of origin, are accused of supporting a terrorist organization and broadcasting “false news.”At the end of their first trial, in June 2014, they were given sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison along with six other Al-Jazeera journalists who were tried in absentia. Although the Court of Cassation quashed their convictions in January 2015, the three journalists spent more than 400 days in prison, to the discontent of the international community, and are still waiting to know their fate.Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a freelance photojournalist known by the pseudonym of “Shawkan,” has spent more than 700 days in pretrial detention – one of the longest periods in the country’s history – without any charge being brought against him. Arrested in August 2013 while filming a protest, he was not brought before a judge until May 2015. He has hepatitis and is in a critical condition because he is not getting medical treatment in the prison where he is being held.Suppressing freedom of information and silencing critical journalists do not help Egypt’s transition to democracy. France, the country of human rights, cannot neglect the cause of press freedom, a fundamental freedom in any country that respects the rule of law.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our request.Sincerely, Reporters Without Borders has sent the following open letter to French President François Hollande asking him to raise the “delicate” issue of freedom of information and the jailing of journalists when he meets his Egyptian counterpart during an official visit to Cairo tomorrow. to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Egypt Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 6, 2021 Find out more News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News President François HollandeElysée Palace55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré75008 Paris February 1, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Christophe DeloireSecretary-General
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News UpdatesNoise Pollution : Karnataka High Court Directs Action Against Illegal Use Of Loudspeakers At Religious Places Mustafa Plumber13 Jan 2021 5:34 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to issue directions to the police machinery as well as Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to initiate action against those who are using amplifiers and loudspeakers at the places of religion in violation of Noise Pollution rules. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to issue directions to the police machinery as well as Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to initiate action against those who are using amplifiers and loudspeakers at the places of religion in violation of Noise Pollution rules. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued the direction while hearing a petition filed by one Girish Bharadwaj. The bench observed “It will be appropriate in the light of law laid down by the apex court that state government issues a direction to police machinery as well as Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, to initiate action against those who are using amplifiers and loudspeakers at the places of religion, in violation of said rules. The state must consider issuing such directions immediately. To ensure that violation of the said rules is prevented and Rights of citizens under Article 21 are protected.” Advocate B N Jagadeesha appearing for the petitioner informed the court that in places of religion in the state, sound amplifiers are being used in violation of noise pollution rules. The petition stated that the Supreme Court has in the year 2005, extensively dealt with the issue and laid down various directions with respect to noise from loudspeakers and vehicular noise. The apex court said that noise levels at the boundary of the public place where the loudspeaker or public address system is used the noise levels should not exceed 10 (dB) above the ambient noise standards of the area or 75 (dB), whichever is lower. Further it directed that no one shall beat a drum or tom-tom or blow a trumpet or any sound instrument or use any sound amplifier between 10 pm to 6 am, except in public emergencies. The plea states that the supreme court also directed States to make provisions for seizure and confiscation of loudspeakers, amplifiers and such other instruments found to be creating noise beyond permissible limits. The petition prays for directions to the respondents to properly implement the directions issued by the Apex court. Direct the respondents to take steps in order to seizure and confiscation of loudspeakers, amplifiers and such other equipment installed in public religious places. The court has now posted the matter for hearing after three weeks and directed the state government to file a compliance reportClick Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story