Greece says recovery is being set back by debt restructuring talk

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The importance of Ireland lock James Ryan

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. High standards: James Ryan wins a lineout at the World Cup (Getty Images) After a disappointing World Cup campaign by Ireland, the second-row will be desperate to return to winning ways in the green jersey. Tom English reports The Big Cheese is supposedly a line from a movie which either Deegan or Dan Leavy started applying to Ryan. To Ryan’s annoyance, it stuck. “When he first came in, it was a meteoric rise,” adds Best. “There was a lot of talk about him and I was expecting a really big character who talks, talks, talks, but he’s not like that. He leads by the way he plays. He’s more comfortable now in talking to the group and when you ask him to say a few words it’s really to the point and exactly the right pitch. Everybody listens.“What I really liked about him from the start is that he didn’t come in with an attitude of, ‘Yeah, this is where I’m meant to be…’ He was respectful and those are the types of people who tend to last longer. He’s well brought up and it’s obvious that he’s not just a talented rugby player but a rugby player who is absolutely immersed in the game.“He has that humility, that’s what you get. I remember when I was first called up I had the attitude that I was lucky to be there, I had a huge appreciation of it, knowing how hard it was to get to that level. James had the same thing. He understood how difficult it was to get there and how hard he’d have to work to stay there. As a senior player you spot that and you relate to it.“Everybody loves him, whether you’re myself at 37 or Johnny Sexton at 34 or Jacob Stockdale at 23 or Jordan Larmour at 22. Everybody wants to spend time with him and that’s a great trait to have. To span generations and be that likeable is not easy.”Trophy time: James Ryan and Dan Leavy enjoy the 2018 Grand Slam (Getty Images)That first game of the Grand Slam season was Ryan’s first competitive start and Best noticed things about him that day. The tougher it got out there in Paris, the more he wanted the ball. The number of collisions he was involved in was through the roof, the lines of running were intelligent, the carrying was relentless. There was a technical ferocity about him in his 68 minutes on the field that made you recall something Cian Healy said about him when he first saw him years before.“I first saw him at Clontarf and he was a string bean – skinny, tall, talented. Then when you see him step up to the plate its jaw-dropping,” said the Leinster and Ireland prop.“It’s no good going purely for grunt nowadays,” says Best. “Everybody is big, everybody is hard, everybody is well organised in terms of the defensive line. If all he does is grunt he will keep getting tackled, but he’s different. He’s very good at going back against the grain and defenders don’t see him until the last minute. The fact that he’s a big lump means he’s on top of them before they can get themselves set. He has an exceptional awareness ofwhere to be in order to make yards.“In practically every game I’ve played with him he’s been a seven or an eight out of ten minimum, and he’s been higher than that more often than not. That’s seven, eight, nine out of ten in every minute. He’ll find ways to get better and he’ll have to because he’s no longer the new kid on the block, people know him now, they’re planning for him. He’ll improve because he has the honesty and the self-awareness.”After the failure at the World Cup in Japan he has a renewed desire as well, if it was needed. The next chapter in the James Ryan story is about to unfold.center_img His elevation to the Test side began in earnest in 2018 when he made his first big start against France in a game that will be remembered forever for Johnny Sexton’s late drop-goal. “James came in and all the Leinster people were calling him Cheese and the Big Cheese and all sorts of abbreviations around that,” says Rory Best, his captain in the green jersey.“He’s a twin and I met his brother in Japan,” says Henderson of Mark Ryan, a talented full-back but one who suffered terribly bad luck with injury. Their dad, also called Mark, was a former Lansdowne player. “His brother is called Chicken Soup. So there’s Cheese and Chicken Soup. Don’t ask me what it’s about. A Dublin thing maybe. It goes straight over my head.”Best says: “They have their own language, these young lads. He talks to you in letters rather than words. ‘Hey, BM…’ will be ‘Hey, big man…’ or when he’s texting it’ll be, ‘HB-BM’ and that’ll be ‘Happy birthday, big man’. There are people who understand what this language is but I can’t get my head round it being so much older than him.” Ryan started to make his presence felt in 2016 when he captained the Ireland U20 team – including Jacob Stockdale, Andrew Porter and Max Deegan – all the way to the Junior World Championship final. En route, they became the first Irish men’s international side to beat New Zealand, Chicago still being five months in the distance.Like Brian O’Driscoll before him, Ryan made his Irish debut before playing his first competitive game for Leinster. He won a Grand Slam, a Pro14 and a Champions Cup at the first time of asking. In the 2018 European Cup final against Racing 92 he was Man of the Match. Later that year he put in a seismic display in victory over the All Blacks, carrying 17 times and making 20 tackles.“His engine is incredible,” says Iain Henderson, his second-row partner with Ireland. “Loads of athletes around the world have incredible engines but it’s being able to do the right thing with it that counts. He continually produces performances that stand out.“He’ll be Ireland captain, probably sooner rather than later I would say. When his name is on the team sheet you can put your mortgage on him turning up for you.”Double act: Ireland locks Iain Henderson and James Ryan (Getty Images)Ryan doesn’t say a lot to the media but his backstory is utterly compelling. He is the great grandson of Dr James Ryan, founding member of the Irish Volunteers and the Fianna Fáil party.His ancestor was a young man of 24 when he entered the General Post Office (GPO) in April 1916. The Easter Rising was set and Ryan was at the heart of it. As the GPO came under heavy bombardment from the British military, some of the most storied men in Irish history took Ryan under their wing and trusted him to relay the truth of what happened there.None of them believed they would survive – most were executed – but they also believed that Ryan would be spared on account of his youth. They were right, but Ryan was still imprisoned in Stafford and then Frongoch. Upon his release, he returned to Ireland and became a prominent and historic politician. He left behind an almighty legacy.The young Ryan was the golden boy since 2016. He took an age to lose a game as a pro and would always rail against the notion that he had no concept of what disappointment felt like on a rugby pitch. He’d speak of losing a senior cup final with his school, St Michael’s, as evidence. That one bit hard at the time. So, too, did losing that Junior World Cup final to England. And a hamstring injury that laid him low. The importance of Ireland lock James RyanJames Ryan has had a charmed existence as a professional rugby player, a trophy-laden two years that have seen him become a European champion with Leinster, a Grand Slam winner with Ireland and the recipient of so many other awards that you fear for the stability of the shelving system in his place in Dublin.He’d done all of that by the age of 22. He’s now 23 and has seen a little more of life in the game of late, some new exposure to its crueller realities. Though he was exceptional in Ireland’s 2019 Six Nations campaign – he was second only to Billy Vunipola in terms of carries, despite playing just four games, and swept the boards at the Irish Rugby Players Awards – the team slumped into a hole they never emerged from. From Six Nations to World Cup, things slowly unravelled as the Joe Schmidt era ground to the most anticlimactic end.Ryan played solidly in the tournament but like the rest of them he went down with the ship. “You’ll never see something like Japan as a positive,” says Greg Feek, Ireland’s scrum coach during Schmidt’s time, “but his experiences in 2019 will bring more resilience and given what he’s already got, more resilience will make him an even more frightening prospect.“From the first moment I spent time with him I could tell he was a sponge of learning. He just wants to listen to anything you say. He loves information. With some players there’s a lot of work to do to get them to the right place but with James it was just a bit of fine sandpapering that was required.“He’s still young, he’s athletic and has a massive engine and incredible aerobic capacity. His X-factor is his desire; he’s relentless whether he’s on the field or at the computer or in meetings. He’s always the last to leave conversations. You can tell by the body language of some players that they want to get away but his thirst for any little bit of edge he can find makes him stay until the end. He’s a very driven character. Japan won’t change that. If anything, it’ll spur him on.”last_img read more

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WCC offers condolences in wake of Great Britain attack

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ecumenical & Interreligious New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [World Council of Churches] As Great Britain continued to cope with grief and trauma in the wake of the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, World Council of Churches’ general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, offered sympathy for those who lost loved ones from Great Britain and other countries.“I speak for the whole fellowship of Christian churches around the world when I say that we unconditionally condemn this criminal act of terror, whatever the motivation behind it have been, and we stand in solidarity with you in these difficult and trying circumstances,” he wrote.Tveit urged WCC member churches and all people in Great Britain and elsewhere to stay strong in their faith in God and also in their commitment to God’s love, which embraces all, and God’s reign, which holds out hope for a just and inclusive society, one of compassion and reconciliation. “It is sorely needed now,” Tveit wrote.The aspiration of an inclusive society is tested by such events as this attack, he continued. “Yet it was St. Bede who summoned a vision not only of individual Christians healing the wounds of their neighbors but also of a whole compassionate community—a cradle of redemptive love—leading the way to reconciliation through practicing the values of the reign of God.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA WCC offers condolences in wake of Great Britain attack Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Mar 23, 2017 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

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House in Pontaillac / A6A

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Agnès Clotis+ 31Curated by María Francisca González Share ArchDaily House in Pontaillac / A6ASave this projectSaveHouse in Pontaillac / A6A House in Pontaillac / A6A ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902168/house-in-pontaillac-a6a Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902168/house-in-pontaillac-a6a Clipboard Year:  Photographs Housescenter_img CopyHouses•Royan, France Manufacturers: Technal, DuPont, Placo, Stuv, BIO’BRICSave this picture!© Agnès ClotisRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodBruagBalcony Balustrades”To build is to shelter. Raising walls to protect, and put a roof over, make shade.” Pierre Lajus.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisBuilding a detached house nowadays, and particularly in the Royan region, a territory marked by the arrival of the modern movement during the 1950s, represents an architectural exercise in its own right.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Agnès ClotisThe interest is not to bend to an aesthetic or a dogma, but rather to take advantage of this opportunity to better understand its vocabulary and codes. They go well beyond a façade work, and very often push the drawing towards a great intelligence in plan and a strong flexibility in the ways of appropriating it.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisSave this picture!Ground floor planThe idea is to build a two-speed house. First, a place for the couple, whose activity will be gathered on the ground floor. Then, when the family is complete, the floor and its terrace offer the necessary surfaces to accommodate children and grandchildren.We wanted to work an architecture that opens with measure, controlling the light, in the ways of Palazuelo’s engravings, where the black (the shade) is torn to occasionally let the white (the light) pass through.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisFrom this desire comes a frank project, heavy. Surrounded by notions as stereotomy, thickness and gravity. The concrete block is coated with white, to catch this light from the ocean, and only the floor and rooftop elements appear in its true raw nature. This gray concrete marks two broad, horizontal lines, anchoring the building further in the ground.A house where you feel sheltered.Save this picture!© Agnès ClotisProject gallerySee allShow lessRethinking Le Corbusier’s Manifesto: 6 Explorations That Break Away From Modernist I…ArticlesTorvehallen / DANØ ArkitekturSelected Projects Share 2018 Architects: A6A Area Area of this architecture project Area:  203 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project France Photographs:  Agnès Clotis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeA6AOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRoyanFrancePublished on November 30, 2018Cite: “House in Pontaillac / A6A” 30 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Kwiditi offers new online information resource for the voluntary sector

first_imgKwiditi offers new online information resource for the voluntary sector Howard Lake | 10 January 2003 | News Kwiditi says that it monitors 100 Web sites relevant to the voluntary sector and presents the key developments in digest form via the Web and e-mail to paying customers.Kwiditi, the phonetic spelling of “Quiddity” meaning the essence of a thing, presents information in seven categories, such as new funding information, trustee and governance matters, and social inclusion. It also offers information relevant to specific regions of England. The Liverpool based operation aims to help “to make information manageable” for voluntary sector decision makers.Information is presented in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, rather than simple Web pages. The source of each news item is credited with a Web link, and Kwiditi staff add their own short briefing note. New information is e-mailed to paying subscribers once a week: each message is concise listing a series of links to the relevant new items on the Web site. Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The site is run by a group of researchers and analysts who have voluntary sector experience in England.Access to the site costs £25 per month for registered charities and £46 per month for consultants and local authorities. Kwiditi is offering a free four week trial period without obligation.The site is very new so it is difficult to assess its value. The extensive use of PDF felt odd, although it could be explained by the company’s attempts to ensure its information was not misused or distributed without its permission. Some of the navigation was difficult, such as moving from a document or summary of search results back to the original menu of categories. Several categories still had no items in them when we visited, but this is not surprising given that the site has only just launched.Such current awareness services can certainly be valuable, but as more appear it is worth questioning how many are needed by the voluntary sector. UK Fundraising notes how few voluntary sector news Web sites collaborate. 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. Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

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Paschal falls to Arlington Martin at AT&T Stadium

first_imgTwitter Mitchell Stehly Twitter Facebook ReddIt Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Linkedin Development plan revealed for Berry/University, some express opposition The109: Development plan revealed for Berry Street Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ printAfter one quarter of play, the Paschal Panthers (3-5) and Arlington Martin Warriors (6-2) were all tied at seven points at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.439 rushing yards and 87 points later, the Warriors never looked back.Arlington Martin’s most productive quarter came in the second as they rushed for six touchdowns, recovered another in the end zone and forced a safety on their way to a 59-7 halftime lead.The Warriors’ scoring drives relied strictly on the running game as senior quarterback Eric Walker completed just four passes on eight attempts for 60 yards and zero touchdowns.Despite trailing most of the game, Paschal stuck with their running game. Edwin Allen lead the way for the Panthers with 185 yards rushing and a touchdown. Panthers quarterback Cooper Bates completed 50 percent of his passes for 143 yards.The Panthers managed to put 13 points on the board late in the fourth quarter to make it 87-20 final.Paschal will host Arlington Bowie next Friday at 7:30 p.m. Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Paschal catcher commits to TCU Linkedin Previous articleFaculty, students to shuttle to campus ThursdayNext articleHousing assignments announced for Greek Village Mitchell Stehly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ + posts ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday TCU students finish intramural season, enjoy indoor soccerlast_img read more

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RSF urges Canadian government to respect confidentiality of sources in case against VICE reporter

first_img CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassment RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined a coalition of media and civil liberties organizations that will intervene in VICE’s appeal of a March 2016 court ruling ordering its journalist Ben Makuch to hand over all communications between him and an alleged ISIS fighter to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP). As oral arguments before the Ontario Court of Appeals are set to begin Monday, RSF calls on the Canadian government to rescind its production order against Makuch, as it constitutes a serious threat to press freedom. Organisation Receive email alerts January 15, 2021 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” The March court ruling ordering Makuch to hand over his materials to the RCMP has a chilling effect on press freedom and sets a dangerous precedent for the independence of journalists, the protection of their sources and the public’s right to know, argues a coalition including RSF, its local partner organizations Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), and the Fédération Professionnelle des Journalistes du Québec (FPJQ), as well as several other Canadian media and civil liberties organisations.“The ruling against Makuch, if allowed to stand, would make it easier for Canadian police to obtain notes and recordings from journalists, which is why RSF has chosen to intervene in support of VICE’s appeal said Delphine Halgand, RSF’s North America Director. Canada is currently experiencing a crisis for press freedom. We are deeply concerned for the recent deterioration of the respect for journalists’ independence, the confidentiality of their sources, and their ability to freely do their job without fear of being surveilled, followed, or even arrested.” Makuch’s case is one of many recent incidents that have threatened press freedom in Canada and that have alarmed RSF. Last September, the daily publication Le Journal de Montréal’s headquarters were searched and journalist Michaël Nguyen’s computer was seized after Quebec’s judicial counsel claimed that information he published was obtained illegally from their website. This “breach” of their online security was later debunked when a journalist from La Presse reported that he accessed the same documents without ever encountering any security measures. Last October, Justin Brake, journalist and editor of The Independent, learned he was facing possible trespassing charges for his coverage of protests against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador. And last October, La Presse’s Patrick Lagacé revealed that he was the subject of Montréal city police surveillance since the beginning of 2016. Days after his revelation, at least 6 other journalists learned that they had been the subject of Quebec provincial police surveillance in 2013.Canada is ranked 18th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 10 places in 2015. Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more News News CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassment News February 3, 2017 RSF urges Canadian government to respect confidentiality of sources in case against VICE reporter Follow the news on Canada November 19, 2020 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go furtherlast_img read more

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RSF announces nominees for its 2020 Press Freedom Awards

first_imgNominees for the prize for courage:Elena Milachina (Russia) Читать по русском / Read in russianSeven journalists ­– four of them women – and five media outlets (or journalists’ organizations) are competing in three categories; prize for Courage, Impact and Independence. They include journalists or investigative media from Russia, Brazil, Philippines, India and France. “The RSF Press Freedom Awards are designed to honour journalists who – by their courage or independence or the impact of their investigations and reporting – particularly embody the ideals of journalism that we defend,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “This prize does not just pay tribute to them. It is also deliberately intended as a demonstration of support for journalists who are too often imprisoned, prosecuted or threatened for embodying these values.” Lina Attalah is the editor and co-founder of the online newspaper Mada Masr, one of the few remaining independent news outlets in Egypt. She made her name as a journalist who dared to tackle sensitive subjects and fought against self-censorship. In a country where most of the major media groups are owned by associates of the president, she knows that independence has a cost. She has been questioned a number of times about investigations or interviews she has carried out and her premises were raided in 2019 after she published an investigation into the son of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi. Access to the Mada Masr site within Egypt has been blocked by the authorities for the past three years. Lina Attalah is among the world’s 100 most influential figures listed by Time magazine in 2020. Péter Uj (Hungary) The jury members are Rana Ayyub, an Indian journalist and Washington Post opinion columnist;  Raphaëlle Bacqué, a leading French reporter for Le Monde; Mazen Darwish, a Syrian lawyer and president of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression; Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist and communication manager at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting; Erick Kabendera, a Tanzanian investigative reporter; Hamid Mir, a Pakistani reporter, columnist and author; Frederik Obermaier, a German investigative journalist with Munich’s Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper; and Mikhail Zygar, a Russian journalist and founding editor-in-chief of Dozhd, Russia’s only independent TV news channel. News A leading figure of Hungarian independent journalism, and its staunchest defender, Péter Uj is the editor of the news website 444.hu. In 1999 he helped found the main independent news portal Index.hu, which he edited for 11 years, until the government started to meddle in its content and the composition of its staff. A single-minded and charismatic trailblazer, he launched the site 444.hu, one of the few beacons of a free press in Hungary despite Prime Minister Viktor Urban’s attempts to muzzle the country’s last independent media outlets and after the virtual disappearance of Index.hu in July this year. The Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) (Cambodia) After London in 2018 and Berlin in 2019, it is the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, that is hosting this year’s RSF Press Freedom Awards. The award ceremony will be held in the National Library in Taipei on 8 December and will be livestreamed on Facebook in Chinese and on YouTube in English. The launch of the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) in December 2019 arose from one overwhelming event: the clique led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power for more than 30 years, violently destroyed the free press in its entirety and brought the country’s news industry to heel. In this context, the emergence of CamboJA was provided a breath of oxygen that allowed the country’s reporters to breathe. The alliance developed an independent news platform which gave Cambodian journalists a place to express themselves and also somewhere to highlight abuses of press freedom as well as to provide assistance and training in ethics and investigative journalism. It is the last bastion of an independent media in the country and has more than 100 members.La Prensa (Nicaragua)Founded in 1926 with the slogan “In the service of truth and justice”, Nicaragua’s largest daily newspaper La Prensa does not spare its criticism of the Ortega government and is often in its firing line. For the past three years, every possible means has been used to strangle La Prensa financially. For 18 months, it suffered from a shortage of newsprint and other raw materials, forcing it to drastically reduce the number of its pages. More recently, La Prensa has been the target of improper legal proceedings designed to force it to pay exorbitant fines. In an editorial published on 27 January headlined “The dictatorship is strangling La Prensa”, the newspaper’s board explained that, as a result of this bureaucratic censorship its days were numbered. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is unveiling the list of 12 journalists and media outlets from 12 countries who have been nominated for the 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards, to be awarded in Taipei on 8 December. An investigative reporter for the Moscow tri-weekly Novaya Gazeta, Elena Milashina specializes in covering Chechnya and holds the position left vacant when her colleague, Anna Politkovskaya, was murdered in 2006. She has often been the target of physical attacks (the latest was in her hotel in Grozny in February), death threats and censorship (one of her articles about the Chechen government’s mismanagement of the Covid-19 crisis was removed from the newspaper’s website in April). But she continues to write uncompromising articles about the most sensitive subjects in Chechnya, an autonomous republic ruled with an iron hand by Ramzan Kadyrov.Margarita “Ging-Ging” Valle (Philippines)Arrested and held secretly for several days in June 2019 in an attempt to intimidate her, Margarita “Ging-Ging” Valle has unflinchingly continued to expose human rights abuses in the southwestern Philippines region, which is under martial law. A columnist and writer for the newspaper and website Davao Today, she specializes in issues often ignored by the main national news organizations, such as the rights of indigenous peoples, the rights of women in rural societies and the environment. She was subjected at an early stage to the “Duterte system” during his long period as mayor of Davao before he ran for president.  Fahad Shah (Kashmir, India) Events RSF Prize Events RSF Prize center_img Chaired by RSF president Pierre Haski, the jury of the 28th RSF Press Freedom Awards consists of prominent journalists and free speech defenders from all over the world. November 16, 2020 – Updated on November 17, 2020 RSF announces nominees for its 2020 Press Freedom Awards Editor of the main investigative website The Kashmir Walla, Fahad Shah is regularly summoned for questioning by the police about his reports in order to intimidate and threaten him, but also to try to force him to reveal his sources, which he refuses to do under any circumstances. He has also been the target of physical assaults. The outlet that he runs has played an important part in defending press freedom, using innovative methods to keep 8 million Kashmiris informed despite the fact that they have been cut off from the outside world since the territory’s autonomy was rescinded in August 2019.    Mohammad Mosaed (Iran) Related documents 16_11_2020_nomines_prix_rsf_rus_2.pdfPDF – 137.62 KB “Taiwan, which proved that you can control the Covid-19 epidemic without sacrificing fundamental freedoms, is the ideal place to host our press freedom awards ceremony,” said Cédric Alviani, the director of RSF’s East Asia bureau. Year after year, Taiwan heads the Asian countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index and represents the best alternative model to the Chinese authoritarian system.” Merman Radio (Afghanistan)This station was the first to broadcast in Kandahar with the mission of promoting the cause of women (“merman” in Pashtu) in Afghanistan. A team of 15 women, including journalists, producers and technicians, broadcasts daily programs with the aim of changing public perceptions of gender, promoting the election of women to public bodies and, with other organizations, highlighting the issue of gender-based violence. It also provides journalism training aimed at women. The station carries out its activities in spite of threats from the Taliban, warnings from the security services and attacks on its journalists. Cecilia Olliveira (Brazil) RSF_en Organisation Investigative journalist Cecilia Olliveira writes about public security issues, the drug trade and the public sector for the Brazilian edition of The Intercept. She has played a decisive role in disclosing the financial involvement of international organizations in the gang warfare that plagues Rio de Janeiro, by discovering the names of countries printed on cartridge cases found in the neighborhoods concerned. These included the United States, China, Russia, Belgium and NATO. She is also behind the app Fogo Cruzado (“Crossfire”) which tracks gun violence in Rio and Recife and holds an open-source database which helps the development of public safety policy. She is among the influential voices that promote diverse and independent journalism in the country.   Nominees for the independence prize:Lina Attalah (Egypt) Award-winning freelance financial journalist Mohammad Mosaed was summoned and questioned by Revolutionary Guard agents in February this year after posting articles on social media that were critical of the government’s lack of preparedness for the coronavirus outbreak.  He had previously been awarded the Amin Al-Zarb award for best economic journalist in Iran and the Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award for his investigations into corruption in Iran. He was released but his laptop and cellphone were confiscated, and his Twitter and Telegram accounts closed. He was arrested several times last year for posting a single Tweet and was included on the list of the most persecuted journalists by the International Alliance for Press Freedom. Nominees for the prize for impact:La Voix de Djibouti (LVD) (Djibouti) Banned in Djibouti and now broadcasting from France, LVD operates with a network of journalists and voluntary contributors who work clandestinely to provide news and information. It is an oasis of free information produced by Djiboutians in a country where only state organs that churn out government propaganda are permitted. Despite its small budget, the outlet launched a web television service a few months ago and its influence and reputation continue to spread. An example was its coverage of the case of the detained air force officer Fouad Youssouf Ali, which rattled the government. The former pilot circulated videos critical of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh’s government after he deserted. LVD is regularly jammed by the authorities but is available via RSF’s #Collateral Freedom programme.Disclose (France) This new young investigative and collaborative outlet, financed entirely by donations from philanthropists and readers, investigates issues of public interest, such as the environment, social issues and the agri-food business. Disclose aims to spark public debate and provide citizens with the tools to exercise their right to information and empower them to take action afterwards. In 2020, its disclosures about child sex offenders in sport led to the resignation of the head of a sports federation. A year earlier, a shock report on the use of French weaponry in Yemen led the government to issue a public explanation and resulted in the two co-founders of Disclose being summoned for questioning by the French domestic intelligence agency DGSI as part of an investigation into a “compromise of national defence secrecy”. 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Spirit Energy selects Allseas to remove disused oil platforms in East Irish Sea

first_imgAllseas’ vessel Pioneering Spirit will remove the two 11,000-tonne platforms, which started producing gas in 1985 Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit being deployed to remove Spirit Energy’s gas platforms in the East Irish Sea. (Credit: Spirit Energy Limited.) Spirit Energy has selected Allseas to lift the two disused gas production platforms DP3 and DP4 installations in Morecambe Bay in the East Irish Sea.As per Spirit Energy, final preparations are underway for the removal of the two 11,000-tonne platforms using Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit vessel.The vessel will operate at a water depth of 22m and will pull out the two platforms and transport them to shore for recycling.It is also the first lift assignment for the vessel outside the North Sea. Working 40km off the coast of Blackpool, northwest England, the strong currents and shallow depths are expected to throw a different set of challenges for the vessel’s single-lift capacity.The ongoing preparations include cutting and removing of risers, caissons and conductors, cutting the platforms’ steel legs, strengthening the topsides and installing made-to-measure lift points.Spirit Energy project manager Donald Martin said: “After two years of preparing the DP3 and DP4 installations for removal, we’re now looking forward to one of the most significant milestones in the project with the removal of both platforms.“Seeing the Pioneering Spirit in the East Irish Sea will be an impressive sight –its capacity and single-lift methodology made it a good fit to safely execute this project.”DP3, DP4 are part of Spirit Energy’s installations in Morecambe BayThe two platforms were used to produce gas and are part of Spirit Energy’s eight installations in Morecambe Bay.As the field has matured now, the reserves the platforms previously tapped into were produced by the larger, manned Central Morecambe platform nearby.The 12 wells, which were connected to the DP3 and DP4 platforms, have already been plugged and abandoned. The plugging of the wells was carried out using a slant rig to accommodate the angle at which the wells were drilled in the 1980s.The DP3 and DP4 installations first produced gas in 1985.last_img read more

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Russia: JSC Baltisky Zavod to Build Underbody for Mistrals

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia: JSC Baltisky Zavod to Build Underbody for Mistrals STX France approved appointment of JSC Baltiysky Zavod – Shipbuilding (BZS) as a producer of buoyant parts for two hulls of Mistral-class… Industry news View post tag: JSC (rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, April 23, 2012; April 23, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Baltisky View post tag: Zavodcenter_img Russia: JSC Baltisky Zavod to Build Underbody for Mistrals View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mistrals Share this article View post tag: Underbody View post tag: build View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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