Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

Stormers vs Blues Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4

first_imgSunday Mar 18, 2012 Stormers vs Blues Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4 Highlights from the Stormers’ 27-17 win over the Blues in Cape TownADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Test stars say thank you to Brian O’Driscoll in adidas tribute video

first_imgFriday Mar 14, 2014 Test stars say thank you to Brian O’Driscoll in adidas tribute video Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll plays his final Test match this weekend when Ireland take on France in Paris. To commemorate the occasion, and a fine career, adidas have put together this video that features top players from various countries giving their final thoughts on O’Driscoll.Feel free to leave your thoughts on BOD in the comments below. Greatest Irish back ever?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Adverts Related Articles 120 WEEKS AGO Eben Etzebeth ready for battle after long… 122 WEEKS AGO ONE WEEK TO GO: ‘Raise The Stakes’ video… 188 WEEKS AGO Emotive new short film shows Ireland players… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Horinouchi / Mizuishi Architects Atelier

first_imgHouse in Horinouchi / Mizuishi Architects AtelierSave this projectSaveHouse in Horinouchi / Mizuishi Architects Atelier Japan Year:  Area:  55 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” ArchDaily 2011 Architects: Mizuishi Architects Atelier Area Area of this architecture project House in Horinouchi / Mizuishi Architects Atelier ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/177383/house-in-horinouchi-mizuishi-architects-atelier Clipboard Save this picture!© Hiroshi Tanigawa+ 23 Share Photographs Photographs:  Hiroshi TanigawaText description provided by the architects. This is a very small house built on the triangle site where the river and the road were crossed and made to the acute angle. For the dead-end road, it became a plan in various regulations for obtaining special permission. Save this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesResidents are husband and wife and a little girl. Although it was a novel site of a limited area, since a river was faced through a bank and a promenade, I would like to design various relations with the river. The building is the form that cut an acute angle part on a triangle plan derived from the site. Furthermore, it got the maximum volume of hip roof of three planes in restriction of setback-line. Save this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaAlthough the level0 floor was a private space,it limits for dividing with the curtain of a race in the door, stairs, storage, etc. except for a bathroom. It enabled it to feel a spread. The level+1 floor is devided into small areas by structural narrow walls,being connected with one by the ridgeline of a roof. So there are different open feelings and the relations with the river each. Save this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaThat is 1. dining & kitchen / The west side space up the stairs is the largest planarly, and has high ceiling with a feeling of rise towards the roof top. 2. living / The central space is low ceilinged,and has full-opening windows on both sides as a balcony and the bay window that spreads outward with a feeling of floating 3. spare room / The east side space in the deepest is a form which is narrowed down to the direction of flow of the river,and is a space watching the light to insert earlier of the abyss.. 4. loft / The space with two skylights is a space looking down at the river and looking up at the sky. The limited volume snuggles up to the river, and I think that I was able to design various space that can live while looking for a favorite place to stay. Text provided by Mizuishi Architects AtelierSave this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: BOFFO Building Fashion / Patrik Ervell + Graham HudsonArticlesLake Sanyon Arts and Cultural Square Competition Proposal / Chi Wai ChanArticles Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/177383/house-in-horinouchi-mizuishi-architects-atelier Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMizuishi Architects AtelierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on October 24, 2011Cite: “House in Horinouchi / Mizuishi Architects Atelier” 24 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Horinouchi住宅 / Mizuishi Architects Atelier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

Sagaponack / Bates Masi Architects

first_img Sagaponack / Bates Masi Architects Sagaponack / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSagaponack / Bates Masi Architects “COPY” Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Michael Moran+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/361480/sagaponack-bates-masi-architects Clipboard Area:  8965 ft² Area:  8965 ft² Photographs CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSagaponackHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 18, 2013Cite: “Sagaponack / Bates Masi Architects” 18 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Bates Masi Architects Area Area of this architecture project United States photographs:  Michael MoranPhotographs:  Michael Moran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/361480/sagaponack-bates-masi-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Sagaponack, United States Houses Manufacturers: Westhampton Glass & MetalText description provided by the architects. Located between the Atlantic Ocean and a freshwater pond, this residence is for an adventurous couple and their four sons. They wanted a house for their large family and numerous guests with a lawn, swimming pool, pool house, garage, and sports courts on a site with a limited building envelope due to coastal and wetland zoning. The large program, relatively small footprint, and daunting regulations dictated a building envelope densely packed with program that stood as a barrier between the ocean and the pond.  Thus the design process was one of subtraction rather than addition: carving away at the solid mass of the house to reconnect site features and views and to distill the experience of the place. Save this picture!© Michael MoranSpaces run the full width of the house with floor to ceiling sliding doors on both sides.  The spaces create apertures through which views, light, and air completely penetrate the house, dissolving its mass.  Passersby see directly through the house to the sky and landscape beyond. With the sliding doors open and recessed into the adjacent walls, interior spaces are transformed from formal rooms to open pavilions, merging seamlessly with the site. Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe plinth of the elevated house is carved into a series of stepped planters that are further sculpted into the entry steps, mediating the different grades required by flood control regulations.  Besides dictating the minimum first floor height, regulations also set the roof height.  To maximize the ceiling heights within those limits, the house utilizes a steel moment frame to pare down the thicknesses of the floors and roof to the absolute minimum. Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe design strategy to accommodate the extensive program is to nest spaces within one another.  Operable partitions pull out from the walls of the living room, carving out a media room within the living room when privacy is desired.  Conversely, with the partitions open, the media room merges with the living room for large gatherings. The thickness of the wall separating the dining room and kitchen is also cut away, utilizing its depth to accommodate a wine rack that also functions as a light fixture. Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe process of carving is applied at the material and detail level as well. The 5/8” corten steel plate that clads the base of the house is waterjet cut into a delicate pattern that defies its mass. Inside, corian is employed for the ease with which it can be milled.  Corian countertops are cut to form towel bars, bunk bed frames are carved to create ladders, cabinet doors are recessed to form handles, and wainscoting is subtly etched with meaningful words chosen by the clients. Save this picture!© Michael MoranMaterials were chosen not only for their workability, but also for their durability in the harsh coastal environment.  Heavy gauge corten steel siding is zero maintenance in spite of being relentlessly sandblasted by the wind. Cedar siding and screens are finished using a Victorian technique in which the iron sulfate in a blend of white vinegar and iron filings reacts with the tannins in wood, creating an ebony finish that penetrates through the material and will not require refinishing.  The lack of harsh stains or finishes reduces the ecological footprint of the house.  Geothermal heating and cooling as well as vegetated roofs further reduce the environmental impact. Save this picture!© Michael MoranUsing the design approach of sculpting away rather than building up, the house is pared down until the experience of the extraordinary site is dominant. Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSYN City ExhibitionEventKotor Architectural Prison Summer SchoolEvent Sharelast_img read more

Simpatia Apartment / Lez Arquitetura

first_img Loft ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943483/simpatia-apartment-lez-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architect: Projects Area:  44 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Júlia Tótoli+ 16Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Simpatia Apartment / Lez ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveSimpatia Apartment / Lez Arquitetura Year:  Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943483/simpatia-apartment-lez-arquitetura Clipboard ArchDaily Design Team:Marianna ResendeCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Júlia TótoliRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖKitchen Furniture / CountertopsApavisaSlabs – LinetopDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. The “Sympathy Apartment” is a 44m² duplex located in Brasília, Brazil. The owners are a friendly and receptive young couple who love to cook and gather friends at home. They asked us to rethink the apartment’s spaces to fit all the equipment and furniture they wished to have. Ampleness and integration are the words that describe the new home. In the original design, the mezzanine occupied half of the upper floor. We decided to extend it to the end, increasing its area and leaving the lower floor entirely for social use. Through the proposed integration between the floors, the project optimizes and proposes different uses for each one. The choice of timeless materials and colors such as wood, gray and fendi tones provide a warm and pleasant atmosphere. In addition, they unify the language adopted in the apartment.Save this picture!© Júlia TótoliSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Júlia TótoliThe furniture delimits the circulation of the social area. On one side, a bookcase was designed in wood and metalwork to be a visually light element that includes TV equipment, beer, cellars, beer cooler, ice maker and coffee makers. On the other side, the space below the stairs was used to fit the refrigerator, the washer and dryer and a chest to store larger items, following the alignment of the kitchen counter. The resulting space between these elements allowed the placement of a sofa and a dining table with four seats. To minimize costs and avoid waste, we took advantage of the existing staircase structure, changing only its color to harmonize with the others used in the project. When going upstairs, we see a gray volume that delimits and highlights the bathroom area. The lateral closure is made of an aluminum frame with a mixture of two types of glass for privacy and to allow natural light into the bathroom, which originally was closed.Save this picture!© Júlia TótoliWe covered all the bathroom walls with graphite porcelain and the carved countertop was made in black ‘São Gabriel’ granite with a brushed finish, to take the idea of gray volume also inside the bathroom. Thus, the upper floor, now with twice as much space, accommodates the intimate part of the apartment, including the master bedroom, office and closet.Save this picture!© Júlia TótoliSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Júlia TótoliProject gallerySee allShow lessPasochoa House / Juan Esteban Ruales LasoSelected ProjectsMicroCity Het Platform / VenhoevenCSSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brasilia – Distrito Federal, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Simpatia Apartment / Lez Arquitetura Manufacturers: Decortiles, Eliane, Galpão Sai, Marcos de Sertânia, Portobello, Tintas Coral Photographs:  Júlia Tótoli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 CopyLoft, Apartment Interiors•Brazil Brazil Architects: Lez Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Gabriella Chiarelli CopyAbout this officeLez ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsBrazilPublished on July 13, 2020Cite: “Simpatia Apartment / Lez Arquitetura” [Apartamento Simpatia / Lez Arquitetura] 13 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Bê House / SMG Arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses, Renovation•Bencatel, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954188/be-house-smg-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Area:  9687 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bê House / SMG Arquitectos Save this picture!© João Guimarães+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Bê House / SMG ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBê House / SMG Arquitectos Lead Architect: “COPY” Coordinator:Sérgio Miguel GodinhoCivil Engineer:Licínio FerreiraTechnical Engineer:Luis AntunesConstructor:Damião & BeloCity:BencatelCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João GuimarãesRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. In an old ruined warehouse dating from the beginning of the 20th century, with 800 m2, its deep rehabilitation is proposed, with the demolition of some roofs, defining interior patios, transforming the centuries-old space, into a 3-bedroom house. Save this picture!© João GuimarãesSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© João GuimarãesThe preservation of relevant architectural elements from a past Alentejo, which contribute to the enhancement of the new living space, such as the various round arches that are now found in an outdoor patio, or integrated into the interior of the dwelling, dialogue between memory and the contemporary design of the dwelling. Save this picture!© João GuimarãesSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© João GuimarãesSave this picture!© João GuimarãesDetails of Estremoz marble stone – characteristic of the region – punctuate the elevations of the house, in harmony with the white color house.Save this picture!© João GuimarãesProject gallerySee allShow lessFortaleza Subway Extension / Fernandes Arquitetos AssociadosSelected ProjectsCall for Photographs: The Un-noticed UrbanCall for Submissions Share Houses “COPY” 2020 Portugal Year:  CopyAbout this officeSMG ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPortugalPublished on January 05, 2021Cite: “Bê House / SMG Arquitectos” [Casa da Bê / SMG Arquitectos] 05 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Sérgio Miguel Godinho Manufacturers: BRUMA, Daikin, FRANKE, Imperalum, Keraben, Valadares, Bosch, Docia, Preceram, Pro Finsa, Secil, alfariss Architects: SMG Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954188/be-house-smg-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs:  João Guimarães Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Student strike answers as Fiscal Junta attacks Puerto Rico

first_imgThousands of UPR students march toward el Capitolio in protest.On March 31, the Financial Control Board known as the “Junta” — the collection agency — met for the sixth time since its inception, this time in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Congress imposed the Junta on the Puerto Rican people under the Promesa Law (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016), and its role is basically to collect the illegitimate debt produced by the sale of municipal bonds.The purpose of this meeting, according to its website, was to passively “receive proposals and presentations on the subject of economic development by various representatives of government, private and third sector entities.” (juntasupervision.pr.gov)As part of its debt repayment plan, the FCB will impose a $450 million cut to the University of Puerto Rico, leading to the closure and or “consolidations” of some of the 11 campuses of the university. This gigantic cut is a serious blow to higher education that will cause the institution to lose its accreditation.Hundreds of students and solidarity organizations protested outside the building where the Junta was meeting, trying to expose the Junta’s criminality and insisting it comply with their demands.Starting early in the morning, they marched from the well-known Muñoz Rivera Park to the Convention Center where the Junta was meeting. They even walked inside the large fountain at the entrance of the Center, which was heavily guarded by hundreds of police and firefighters.The protesters were mostly students at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), who exposed what in this moment is the true mission of the FCB — to destroy Puerto Rico as a country. The UPR, the only public institution of higher education in Puerto Rico, embodies the very future of the archipelago. There, the future teachers, scientists and professionals are prepared to be able to lead the country’s development for the benefit of its people.In fact, the UPR is ranked as one of the most prestigious institutions of the Caribbean, and hence has drawn participation from major U.S. educational institutions and from NASA, among many others. Since it is subsidized by the government, the UPR offers students from poorer families better career possibilities.Student strike!That last day of March was already the fourth day of the strike, which was called by the students on March 21. In a general assembly, students of the Río Piedras campus had approved, by 1,312 votes in favor and 253 against, a stoppage of academic work from March 28 to April 5. On the fifth day, students of the 11 campuses of the UPR will meet in a National Assembly with students from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and the School of Plastic Arts of Puerto Rico.Then, on April 6, the Río Piedras campus will go on indefinite strike. This decision for an indefinite strike was made on March 21 and is not subject to the results of the National Assembly called for April 5.The first demand of the striking students is to audit the debt. This has not yet been done and current Gov. Ricardo Roselló, whose New Progressive Party advocates statehood and who, therefore, has a subordinate relationship to the Junta, even eliminated the independent auditing board. The other demands are no budget cuts, no tuition increases and make reforms for UPR.Obscene hiring by the JuntaThe Junta — read the U.S. Empire — has decided to destroy its colony, Puerto Rico, and turn it into a backyard for fun and investment for its billionaires, who receive a huge Puerto Rican tax exemption. That’s even more than before.While ordering deep education cuts for Puerto Rican students and other austerity measures such as wholesale tax increases, closing 300 public schools, and a long list of cuts and “adjustments” that further impoverish the population, the Junta obscenely squanders the Puerto Rican people’s money with impunity on million dollar contracts.With crocodile tears, José Carrión, president of the FCB, said, “Because of the crisis in the country, I am ashamed of every check I sign,” in a message sent to the Puerto Rican chapter of the U.S. Association of General Contractors. (elnuevodia.com, March 30)This statement was a response to massive criticism after the board appointed as its executive director Natalie Jaresko, a Ukrainian-American woman born in Chicago. The U.S. State Department had sent Jaresko to Ukraine to serve as minister of finance, where she exercised a predominant role in the efforts of the U.S. to control the Ukrainian government.According to an article in Claridad on March 29 titled “Jaresko: Why did she come to the Caribbean?” Jaresko was closely associated with the infamous U.S. Agency for International Development. “Regarding the management Jaresko (joined by her then husband) made of funds [of USAID] there were allegations of corruption because she allocated millions of dollars as a ‘bonus’ much higher than her base salary.”While the Junta is reducing the pensions of Puerto Ricans, raising taxes and all kinds of fees, cutting people’s benefits and access to health services, it is giving Jaresko a salary of no less than $650,000 a year plus travel expenses to Kiev, a chauffeur, housing, etc. — all paid by the impoverished people of Puerto Rico!Add to this the hiring of an “ethics officer” for the Junta. “To the salary of the new executive director of the Fiscal Control Board (Jaresko), add a compensation of $750 an hour for the work of Ethics Officer Andrea Bonime Blanc.” (NotiCel, April 1)The people have the last wordAs the empire, with its criminal Junta, is attempting to decide the future of Puerto Rico, the students together with other sectors, including labor, environmental and social, and including Puerto Ricans in exile — the so-called diaspora — are preparing to intensify the struggle. It is a crucial time for Puerto Ricans, and the people are feeling it in their hearts. And they are getting ready.From the United States, we should unite our voices and actions to protest the dictatorial Junta in defense of and in solidarity with the Puerto Rican people.¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The 11 commandments of the Internet in China

first_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation to go further A study published by OpenNet on 5 July contains an interesting analysis of a law introduced last September to regulate online activity which Reporters Without Borders at the time dubbed the “11 Commandments of the Internet.” OpenNet explains how the law makes it impossible to set up an independent news website.The law distinguishes between three kinds of informational websites. The first encompasses authorised sites with a government licence which just republish news and information already disseminated by the official media. They must be registered with the authorities and obey the “11 commandments” and must not make any changes to the articles they reproduce.The second category consists of sites that carry not only reports from official sources but also reports and information that is only posted on the Internet and which they gather in an independent fashion. These sites must only cover subjects for which they have been officially accredited and must employ at least five full-time editors with at least three years’ experience with an official news agency. These restrictions above all concern Chinese web portals such as Sina.com and Sohu.com.The third category comprises all other sites. They are not only subject to the restrictions imposed on the first two categories but are also banned from publishing articles based on information which they themselves have gathered. They must employ at least 10 editors of whom five must have at least three years’ experience with an official news agency, and they must be registered by an entity with at least 10 million yuan (about 1 million euros) in capital.The full text in chinese—————-“You shall not spread rumours”, “You shall not damage state security”, “You shall not destroy the country’s reputation”. There are just three of the 11 commandments ordered by Beijing, on 25 September, aimed at bloggers and websites managers.Reporters Without Borders expressed concern at this latest turn of the screw in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression.”The Chinese authorities never seem to let up on their desire to regulate the Web and their determination to control information available on it ever more tightly,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“These new rules, announced with a fanfare by the official media, are certainly more intended to frighten Internet-users than to codify the use of the Net,” it said. “In fact there is nothing really new in these 11 commandments, which simply repeat that the party has the monopoly of the dissemination of information and that the media’s task is not to be objective but to relay state propaganda.“These moves to filter the Internet are nevertheless a sign that the Internet frightens those in power, in particular during a period of ever greater social unrest. It’s noticeable that the only new elements in the text relate to banning the calling of strikes or gatherings though the Net,” it said.The new rules, ordered by the state council information bureau and ministry of industry and information, are aimed at bringing into line all previous such edicts. According to the Chinese daily Beijing news (thebeijingnews.com), it contains 11 subjects forbidden to online editors. They are banned from putting out news that:- violates the basic principles of the Chinese constitution:- endangers national security, leaks national secrets, seeks to overthrow the government, endangers the unification of the country;- destroys the country’s reputation and benefits;- arouses national feelings of hatred, racism, and endangers racial unification;- violates national policies on religion, promotes the propaganda of sects and superstition; (Reporters Without Borders note: More than 30 members of the spiritual Falungong movement are currently behind bars for posting news on the Internet)- diffuses rumours, endangers public order and creates social uncertainty;- diffuses information that is pornographic, violent, terrorist or linked to gambling;- libels or harms people’s reputation, violates people’s legal rights;- includes illegal information bounded by law and administrative rules.Two completely new bans have been added to the nine rules above:- It is forbidden to encourage illegal gatherings, strikes, etc to create public disorder;- It is forbidden to organise activities under illegal social associations or organisations.Websites that break these new rules will be shut down and those running them will have to pay a fine that could reach 30,000 yuans (3,000 euros).Reporters Without Borders points out that 62 people are currently imprisoned in China for having posted articles on the Internet that the authorities deemed to be “subversive”. 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Claughaun GAA suspend operations after positive Covid-19 test

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