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This statement may seem like a stab at explaining why Eastmond went from exuberant brilliance in one All Black Test to abject defensive blunders in another, but it also opens up the two elements of the switch that almost all converts struggle with. Firstly, players must accept that some union fans simply do not appreciate a nuanced difference between league players and their styles but secondly, and importantly, they must come to terms with the skills almost all union players have been perfecting since their childhood.TECHNIQUESHaving switched the other way, leaving Sale Sharks to join Wigan Warriors, robust No 8 Andy Powell was taken aback by the technical aspects of league missing from union. “In that first game I thought, ‘Bloody hell, what have I got myself in to?’” says Powell.“There is a lot of grappling. People get tight and try to push you onto your back. When you are tired it’s hard to keep that going. Also, when someone bursts the line you have to get back onside quickly, then again and again. It’s a different fitness.“As for the myth that these guys just do bench press and nothing else: it’s absolute bulls***. They do a lot of short, sharp repeated stuff. And rugby league players are also very, very skilful.”However, in his season-long stint with Wigan, Powell was asked a lot about the technical challenges in union. “When we chatted in the changing room those boys couldn’t get their heads around rucking,” he explains. “They said they thought it was brutal. But theirs is a sport where you take a ten-yard run-up to a collision!”Rucking: it’s something that you could put down as elementary for good, smart athletes, but this would be to dismiss the thousands of hours of practice most union players have had throughout their life. Carney explains how he was “blown away” – especially when he saw seasoned veterans like Paul O’Connell and Dennis Leamy “re-learning” elements with renowned forwards coach Laurie Fisher at Munster. Paul laughs about tripping over Andy Gomarsall in training because he was not used to the basic rhythms of union practices and team plays.Brad Thorn, a man who has gloriously excelled in both codes, playing in State of Origin and for the Kangaroos in league and winning the World Cup, European Cup and Super Rugby titles in union, also chuckles at his own stark realisiation about the extensive technical challenges of union.“Put it this way: if I had known what I was getting into I wouldn’t have switched!” the big man now at Leicester croaks, laughing.“I ended up in the second row, but my first game was played at No 7. Playing in the back row or No 8 is something you get used to playing at a young age. It’s important to have a connection with the half-backs and you need to use a lot of a specific skill-set. That’s not easy.“It takes a while. At first, every time I was hitting rucks I was standing up straight or if I puta big hit in I’d look around and get totally cleared out by two guys! You’re playing against people who are on the ball right away. At first you react, but at the ruck, by the time you’ve had two to three seconds to think, they have their hands on. It needs to be instinct. There are 12-year-olds who’ve done more rucking than you. But Burgess is in his prime – he can learn.”Thorn cites Burgess’s own drive, having overcome the death of his father at a young age to succeed in sport. He has a trio of brothers he is pushed to impress and he is a hard grafter. Sure, perfecting skills can be frustrating – according to Thorn it is easy to work on skills in isolation in league, but in union you need lifters, guys to hold pads and bodies to work with on the deck. Nevertheless, it is a necessary evil, and winners put in the hours of toil.A winner: Brad Thorn won the World Cup in 2011 (image courtesy of Reuters)THE REWARDSThe motivation for moving from league to union is often put down to money; a label of ‘mercenary’ slapped on some players. But according to Chev Walker, the Bradford Bulls player who left Leeds Rhinos for union but lasted only one season with Bath, it is so much more than that.“For English league players there is little choice. After Super League there is union or Australia’s NRL and that’s it. People say there ‘must be a financial reason’, but of course the international game is not as strong in league now. Look at the likes of Jiffy (Jonathan Davies). He switched between the two codes and he had a few international tours in league, but our international league game has had to take a backwards step recently.”Burgess has played Super League and NRL. He cannot play in State of Origin and international rugby league is largely uneventful. Yes, he can make some money in the game, but he is also a competitor. One Walker feels, due to the increased defensive intensity of NRL and his experiences in the “attacking” Super League, could be the English side’s answer to Sonny Bill Williams.Anyway, according to Ford, Burgess’s DoR at Bath, he will be specifically catered for, alongside Eastmond. Hang on England; these two players need to be treated the right way with their club first.“The thing with Kyle is that he has a certain skill-set, and we signed him because of that,” Ford tells Rugby World. “We have got to come up with a plan to extract that. There’s no point having this ball player who can create and then playing him on the wing, for example.“It is the same situation with Sam: he’s got a skill-set and if he’s making 60 plays a game now and I say, ‘Right, you’re playing outside the centre now’ and he becomes a 12 play-a-game centre, that’s not who Sam is. Sam wants to get stuck in. Sam wants to be in the middle of things. So for us to get the best out of Sam we’ve got to figure out a way for us to create that (scenario).”Ford feels that he has two very different athletes on his hands; two vastly different centres. A skipping, fizzing creator and a one-man whirlwind. He has a job on to juggle the two, particularly if he plans for one to play in the forward pack eventually.Thorn says such a positional switch may be humbling, but the rewards can be great. After representing England at union for the first time, playing in the Saxons’ 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds, much was made of Sam Burgess’s performance. In the November 2014 issue of RW we asked some converts how he’d do. Has much changed? TAGS: Bath Rugby AS ENGLAND prepares to be patriotically stretched out in white and splashed with red in the build up to the World Cup, it is hard to ignore a growing sense of hope. Not the kind of fluffy hope that gently nudges lovers to propose and spoilt kids to ask for puppies. This is a harder kind of hope. A steely hope.England’s union believe some players from rugby’s other code can aggressively slash and pummel them through the biggest international competition to be staged on their battered shores.As one of league’s biggest names, Sam Burgess, arrives back on home soil after plying his trade in Australia’s lustily physical NRL, there is a murmur of expectation. Slammin’ Sam has been a big hitter over there with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and now he has turned to union, Bath and England. He wants success and this season is the right time to try to get it, be it at centre, where he will begin his union odyssey this month (this was first published in October), or in the back row of the forwards, where Bath’s director of rugby Mike Ford hopes the bruiser will eventually end up.His conversion is not a new phenomenon, not even close, but this time there is something ofthe unknown about the switch.FAMILIAR STORY?We tend to think we know how the code hop goes, after seeing Jason Robinson embarrass all comers while other converts never really hit the heights we expected them to wallop.Chris Ashton, a man who has both thrilled and spilled in an England shirt, has spoken about the switch some players make. He has talked about his England team-mate, fleet-footed Kyle Eastmond, who last term endured an Aviva Premiership season as predictable as a game of pin the tail on the donkey played whilst riding an actual donkey. The winger makes it abundantly clear that Eastmond is still learning.“He (Eastmond) was an outstanding rugby league player,” Ashton says. “He has an unbelievable skill-set that has yet to be shown in union. The more experience he gets he’ll be one hell of a threat.”This sounds promising and, despite a brilliant showing against New Zealand in the first Test of the summer tour and a dire display that saw Eastmond substituted at half-time in the last match, the lively centre tended to agree.Hands up: Kyle Eastmond in action for Bath (pic courtesy of Action Images)Eastmond explains: “In international rugby I’m learning all the time, and the experience I’ve gained from coaches every day is massive. It is exciting, but it takes time. I have had to be patient but I’m confident in where it’s going.”Clearly Eastmond has something about him, he’s started this season in brilliant form for Bath and has played scintillating rugby over the past few seasons. But so soon after England centre Joel Tomkins, who converted from league to sign with Saracens, left union to return to his first code with Wigan Warriors, should we be expecting more from the game-swapping backs?Someone who has done that thankless dance before, Henry Paul, doesn’t think so. “We can’t all be like Jason (Robinson). There are thousands of union players who are nothing like him, too!” Paul proclaims.“Maybe Joel Tomkins just didn’t enjoy union and wanted to change again. The thing is: you get a bit more time to prove yourself in league. In union every man and his dog has an opinion and it is only the Internationals they care about, so if you don’t have a top game you are dumped. Look at me after one game versus Australia or Mat Tait after that famous game against Wales.“Players like (Australian convert) Izzy Folau and Jason are genetic freaks and there are not too many of these guys around. Ashton has speed to burn and was a great league player for a short time, too.”Of course, Eastmond as a flitting back could potentially go on to prove himself as a valuable asset in England’s midfield, but already there is a sense from experienced code-switchers that you can rarely predict how long it will take for potential to be realised by any player, particularly the converts. Folau has flown as a Wallaby since switching codes and before him the likes of Wendell Sailor and Mat Rogers did fairly well. England have had Robinson and Ashton, and Eastmond is still plugging to get there. Maybe we are wrong to make assumptions?UNDER PRESSUREThe expectation is there, and former converts like Paul feel the spotlight is on evolving league boys more than others. That sounds pretty tough. However, it would be remiss to label this as totally crippling. After all, if Eastmond is to make it as an international playmaker and Burgess is to be that beautiful brute the English fans hope he will be, there is a personal responsibility.Eastmond is as brusque as possible on this specific point, saying that he understands pressure, but he “couldn’t care less what other people want to see” as long as he has his own lofty ambitions. Noble. But not easy, no matter how well players handle pressure.Brian Carney switched to union, leaving Gold Coast Titans to join Munster and play for Ireland on the wing. His time was short, signing in 2009 and leaving in 2011, and he gets the nuances. “What Sam has been through in Australia’s NRL would match any pressure,” Carney says. “He is extremely high profile, but the big question will be whether he can make the Six Nations squad. I came over just after the Six Nations and got a summer tour. There will be an opportunity there if he is good enough. But it is tight.”Carney does not count himself as one of the success stories in this tale of changing games. He was capped, won trophies with Munster and made friends for life, but he does not see his union career as a glittering triumph. However, he values his leap of faith and appreciates the grit it takes for youngsters to make the same choice earlier. Yet he does feel that Eastmond would be even more capable of blowing a game off its hinges in union if he had stayed in league, with St Helens, for a little longer.Stepping out: Brian Carney in action for Munster in 2007 (image courtesy of Inpho)“Kyle has a bit of that ‘once-in-a-lifetime athlete’ ability that Robinson had. In my opinion he should have stayed in league a bit longer, as half-back. In union a scrum-half is wasted while the first five-eighth takes the ball. In league the scrum-half can attack the line and can learn an awful lot about attacking.“Eastmond had just come on at St Helens after long-serving scrum-half Shaun Long had gone. He could have stayed and taken on some extra responsibility and called the shots, which would meanhe could then go to union as a senior player from league.“People who have grown up in union can get the rhythm quickly. It’s their default. There is less space, and there are bigger people in certain positions. So those players have that ability to grind. Kyle is the reverse of that. He is flash – more so than any other – and he is brilliant in open space.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS First England run: Sam Burgess in the Saxons match (pic courtesy og Inpho) So if these two are handled properly, not only should Bath benefit, but those hopeful England fans will feel more assured of two talents to rival any convert who has ever made that risky code hop.This feature first appeared in the November 2014 issue of Rugby World magazine. Check out what’s in the March 2015 issue – in shops now! read more
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/59719/ad-classics-the-farnsworth-house-mies-van-der-rohe Clipboard AD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe United States “COPY” Projects Save this picture!Written by Adelyn Perez Share “COPY” Architects: Mies van der RoheText description provided by the architects. The Farnsworth House, built between 1945 and 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a weekend retreat, is a platonic perfection of order gently placed in spontaneous nature in Plano, Illinois. Just right outside of Chicago in a 10-acre secluded wooded site with the Fox River to the south, the glass pavilion takes full advantage of relating to its natural surroundings, achieving Mies’ concept of a strong relationship between the house and nature.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82The single-story house consists of eight I-shaped steel columns that support the roof and floor frameworks, and therefore are both structural and expressive. In between these columns are floor-to-ceiling windows around the entire house, opening up the rooms to the woods around it.Save this picture!The windows are what provide the beauty of Mies’ idea of tying the residence with its tranquil surroundings. His idea for shading and privacy was through the many trees that were located on the private site. Mies explained this concept in an interview about the glass pavilion stating, “Nature, too, shall live its own life. We must beware not to disrupt it with the color of our houses and interior fittings. Yet we should attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together into a higher unity.” Save this picture!Original planMies intended for the house to be as light as possible on the land, and so he raised the house 5 feet 3 inches off the ground, allowing only the steel columns to meet the ground and the landscape to extend past the residence. In order to accomplish this, the mullions of the windows also provide structural support for the floor slab. Save this picture!The ground floor of the Farnsworth House is thereby elevated, and wide steps slowly transcend almost effortlessly off the ground, as if they were floating up to the entrance. Aside from walls in the center of the house enclosing bathrooms, the floor plan is completely open exploiting true minimalism. Save this picture!SketchWith the Farnsworth house constructed about 100 feet from the Fox River, Mies recognized the dangers of flooding. He designed the house at an elevation that he bellieved would protect it from the highest predicted floods, which are anticipated every hundred years.Save this picture!In 1954 the river rose six feet above the one-hundred-year-mark and flooded the house. However, Mies was not able to anticipate the increase in water runoff caused by the development in the Chicago area which led to more floods. Current research states that the interior of the house has received flood waters on 6 occasions, beginning in 1954 and becoming more frequent having also flooded in 1996,1997, and just recently in 2008. Save this picture!Although there were some problems with the maintenance of the house due to flooding and livability of the design that involved complaints about the poor ventilation of the interior as well as cost overruns, there is no doubt that the Farnsworth House is the essence of simplicity in its purest form. The brilliance in its artistic design became the inspiration for other works, such as Philip Johnson’s Glass House. Save this picture!The man-made geometric form creates a relationship the extraneous landscape surrounding it to exemplify “dwelling” in its simplest state. As Mies stated on his achievement, “If you view nature through the glass walls of the Farnsworth House, it gains a more profound significance than if viewed from the outside. That way more is said about nature—it becomes part of a larger whole.” Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessGary Chang: Life in 32 sqmArticlesIntegrated Habitat Design CompetitionArticles Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/59719/ad-classics-the-farnsworth-house-mies-van-der-rohe Clipboard AD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der RoheSave this projectSaveAD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe Copy+ 10Houses•Plano, United States Houses CopyAbout this officeMies van der RoheOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialHousesPlanoOn InstagramUnited StatesPublished on May 13, 2010Cite: Adelyn Perez. “AD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe” 13 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Dana Architects Interior Design: 2020 Save this picture!© Kim Donggyu+ 42Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955525/ililsiho-pavilion-studio-fragment Clipboard Construction: Studio Fragment Photographs: Kim Donggyu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” South Korea Landscape: Area: 70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: CopyLodging, Houses•South Korea Dewsong Place Ililsiho Pavilion / studio fragment Projects Architects: studio fragment Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: GUBI, HAY, FLOS, RICHARD LAMPERT, WIE EIN KINO Lodging Pavilion Design Team:Studio FragmentArchitects:Chaum Aarchitect OfficeClients:Bae YongsikCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kim DonggyuRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARACeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. Ililsiho is located in the middle of Jeju Island and is a private rental house for tourists traveling to Jeju Island. Jeju Island is a tourist destination with a unique natural landscape. In general, tourists who come to Jeju Island come to enjoy and appreciate nature away from the urban.Save this picture!© Kim DonggyuSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Kim DonggyuThe client wanted a space where such travelers could feel the nature enough in Jeju Island, so the resting space was calm and neat, so that they could concentrate on relaxation. We tried to construct a space that was adequately emptied between nature and dwelling.Save this picture!© Kim DonggyuConcrete was exposed to show the properties of the material as it is, and decorative things were excluded. We simply focused on the flow, mass, and gaze of the space, and all buildings have a long form. The two buildings, the pavilion and the main building, were arranged horizontally and connected the two spaces with a tunnel.Save this picture!© Kim DonggyuIn the living room, while passing through the courtyard and looking at the pavilion on the other side, it was possible to feel a relaxed sense of space, and in the pavilion on the other side, the living room was arranged horizontally so that the living room could be read at a glance.Save this picture!© Kim DonggyuSave this picture!Main Building – Elevation ASave this picture!© Kim DonggyuThe tunnel connecting the pavilion and the main building is obscured from the courtyard and the outside, playing an intermediate role between the pavilion and the main building. It is an independent space while having a connection that connects with the direction towards the two spaces. It was intended to keep the gaze of people who use the space inside, and hoped that it would be a space where people could fully enjoy a rest and relaxation in Ilsiho if they stay outside the building.Save this picture!© Kim DonggyuProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Brick Trader’s House / Architecture Studio YEINSelected ProjectsFoo House / The Ranch MineSelected Projects Share Photographs ArchDaily Ililsiho Pavilion / studio fragmentSave this projectSaveIlilsiho Pavilion / studio fragment ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955525/ililsiho-pavilion-studio-fragment Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officestudio fragmentOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingResidential ArchitectureHousesJejuOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on January 23, 2021Cite: “Ililsiho Pavilion / studio fragment” 22 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Facebook TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) ReddIt Chris Garcia Twitter Facebook Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. + posts Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter TCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Linkedin Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) Representatives distribute the remaining donuts from Outreach day Previous articleTCU students give a voice to the voicelessNext articleWorld Champion runner forced to withdraw from Cowtown’s Ultra Marathon Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printStudents expressed their ideas last week when Student Government Association held its first Outreach Day.SGA placed representatives inside the Brown-Lupton University Union, Recreation Center, and Mary Couts Burnett Library from 5 to 6 p.m. Students picked up donuts and shared their advice, opinions and ideas for the university.“Our whole point for the organization is to speak for the students and to do projects that the students want,” said SGA representative Katie Reddig. “There’s no better way to figure out what the students want than to go out and ask them.”Reddig said her table, located in the entrance to Market Square, gathered around 25 different ideas over the course of the hour. The ideas Reddig’s group obtained ranged from unique, such as serving purple ice cream in the BLUU, to difficult, such as enlarging the student sections in Amon G. Carter Stadium.“I know we talked about doing that last semester, and athletics was kind of hesitant to do it,” Reddig said, “but hopefully with student support, we can get that push we need.”Reddig said SGA is also working to achieve better financial aid for graduate students, starting Arabic language courses and bringing new major and minor ideas to administration.“Student outreach is one of our six standing legislative committees, so it is something we’re very committed to and very excited about, but we’re not really sure how to proceed with it,” said Abigail Buckley, SGA’s Speaker of the House.Buckley said the idea for Outreach Day came from representatives who wanted SGA to be more active in the TCU Community. The response was so positive, SGA members wanted to take Outreach day a step further.“We’re looking at writing it into our constitution…once a semester at a date designated by the speaker,” Buckley said. “Outreach gives us a chance to get out there and talk to real students in a lot of different areas on campus.”SGA urges students to share any advice, ideas or opinions they have with their representatives. Students can find a full list of representatives below.“We can help student organizations get funding, we can help people improve something on campus through legislation, we can be an avenue to talk to administrators, Buckley said. “If you don’t know how to do something, but want to see something done, we’re a great first step.” Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) ReddIt read more
April 2, 2021 Find out more “This is another dark day for media freedom in Turkey,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Erol Önderoglu has fought tirelessly to defend persecuted journalists for the past 20 years. He is a leader in this field because of his honesty and integrity, which are recognised the world over. It says a lot about the decline in media freedom in Turkey that he is now also being targeted.”Önderoglu and his two colleagues, Ahmet Nesin and Sebnem Korur Fincanci, are charged with “terrorist propaganda” for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with the Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem.RSF issued the following press release earlier today:The representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in Turkey, Erol Önderoglu, and two other Turkish intellectuals are facing the possibility of being placed in pre-trial detention today for participating in a campaign in support of Kurdish media outlets.RSF reiterates its unconditional support for its representative and calls on the Turkish authorities to drop all charges in this case. Free ErolSign the petitionFor decades, RSF has been condemning Turkey’s abuse of its terrorism laws to crack down on independent journalism, and Önderoglu has of late been participating in a campaign of solidarity with the Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, a repeated victim of this practice.He and a number of other journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders have been taking turns to act symbolically as the newspaper’s editor. As a result, they are now being prosecuted on a charge of “terrorist propaganda.”After being questioned by a prosecutor today, Önderoglu and two colleagues, Ahmet Nesin and Sebnem Korur Fincanci, were referred to an Istanbul judge, who is to decide on the judicial control measures to be applied pending their trial. The prosecutor has requested pre-trial detention.“Erol Önderoglu is known all over the world as a leading free speech defender in Turkey,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “It is absurd and utterly disgraceful that he is now accused of terrorism, that he is now a victim of the abuses he has always denounced. We reiterate our call for the immediate withdrawal of the proceedings against him and the other participants in the Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign.”Önderoglu is being prosecuted on the basis of three articles published by Özgür Gündem on 18 May about power struggles within the various Turkish security forces and about the ongoing operations against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels in southeastern Anatolia.RSF’s representative in Turkey since 1996, Önderoglu compiles quarterly reports on freedom of expression in Turkey for the Bianet news website. He is a member of the board of IFEX (the International Freedom of Expression Exchange) and often works for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and other international organizations.Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.Reporters sin fronteras (RSF) pide la liberación inmediata de Erol Önderoglu News April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit June 20, 2016 – Updated on June 21, 2016 In “dark day for media freedom,” RSF’s Turkey rep jailed Receive email alerts Ahmet Nesin, Sebnem Korur Fincanci et Erol Önderoglu Help by sharing this information News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is stunned to learn that an Istanbul court today ordered the pre-trial detention of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoglu, and two other journalists on a terrorism charge. RSF reiterates its unconditional support for its representative and calls on the Turkish authorities to drop all charges and release them. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression read more
In view of the circumstances surrounding a radio show host’s execution-style murder a week ago in Pangasinan province, in the northern Philippines, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the provincial police to prioritize the hypothesis that he was killed in connection with his journalism. Help by sharing this information Maganes worked for 11 years as a reporter and columnist for Northern Watch, a local paper that was forced to close in June as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but he had continued to host his shows on Radyo Pilipino (dWPR), in which he did not hesitate to tackle issues like illegal gambling, drugs or black sand mining trafficking. May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence Organisation The provincial police director said his investigators were considering various angles including a recent defamation complaint against Maganes over his coverage of cases of embezzlement of fund by leaders of a group called We Care Villasis. to go further News According to the National Union of Journalists of The Philippines’ quick response team that went to Pangasinan a day after his death, one leader of the group named Lilia Migote Smith threatened Maganes with the message “Ipapapatay kita! (I’ll get you killed!)” Receive email alerts Execution-style murders On 8 November 2016, exactly four years and two days before his death, Maganes was the target of a shooting attack that he survived by pretending to be dead. A note found at the scene saying, “Drug pusher, don’t emulate,” was typical of the methods used by Duterte’s hit squads in his so-called “war on drugs.” Maganes is the third Philippine journalist to be murdered in a similar fashion this year. Jobert “Polpog” Bercasio was killed by two men on a motorcycle in the eastern province of Sorsogon on 14 September after covering illegal mining in the region. Virgilio “Vir” Maganes died on the spot when he was shot six times by two men on a motor scooter outside his home in the town of Villasis at around 6:30 a.m. on 10 November. The Philippines is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Follow the news on Philippines “In view of the circumstances, we urge the Pangasinan police investigating this murder to prioritize the hypothesis that it was linked to the victim’s journalism,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Vir Maganes is the 18th journalist to be murdered since Rodrigo Duterte became president in 2016. It is time to end this deadly trend.” News Cornelio “Rex” Pepino, a radio journalist who was gunned down in May in Dumaguete City, in the central province of Negros Oriental, was probably targeted because of his coverage of local bribery and corruption related to illegal mining. Vir Maganes was covering several sensitive issues on DWPR radio (photo: RSF / Twitter). June 1, 2021 Find out more Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence November 17, 2020 Philippine radio journalist shot six times outside home News News February 16, 2021 Find out more read more
Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Designed by FreepikAN TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has announced further restrictions on movement to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland for a two-week period from midnight tonight.In a live broadcast this evening, An Taoiseach announced that people are to remain in their homes over the next fortnight unless in specific circumstances.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An Taoiseach said that further measures will be put in place for two weeks, and are to be lifted on Easter Sunday, April 12.All public and private gatherings outside individual households are now prohibited, and people are asked only to leave their homes for food, household goods, and for healthcare products.People can leave their homes for brief exercise but must remain within a two-kilometre radius of their homes.‘Cocooning’ is to be introduced for people over the age of 70 and those living with underlying chronic health issues who are asked to remain at home for the two-week period to ease the pressure on Ireland’s healthcare system.A list of chronic health issues will be released soon.What is meant by extremely medically vulnerable?1. People aged ≥ 70 years2. Solid organ transplant recipients3. People with specific cancers:a. people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancerb. people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatmentc. people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancerd. people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitorse. people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs4. People with severe respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.5. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).6. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.7. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.More to follow… Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleFurther restrictions on visiting at University Maternity Hospital LimerickNext articleAn Garda Síochána begins major policing operation to support compliance of public health measures Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions NewsHealthPoliticsFurther restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19By Cian Reinhardt – March 27, 2020 483 Print Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Advertisement Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Linkedin read more
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