In demand: Waratah wing Izzy FolauOf course, an international side can benefit from a player staying in the country and settling into a team trying to improve – particularly in England where players outside of the country don’t get a look in with the EPS – without saving money for musty old union coffers. So to hear that teams like Gloucester are knuckling down already to settle contracts for the future, with some 24 of their players set to be free agents next summer, it can only be encouraging for English rugby. If Freddie Burns and Billy Twelvetrees are secure for the next few seasons, for example, there is not reason they cannot grow in the build up to the World Cup.Then there are the superstars abroad like Izzy Folau and Michael Hooper who have signed extensions with Australia and the Waratahs, meaning there is a foundation upon which the Wallabies can start building support. They need a strong fan-base and holding on to guys like Folau in particular makes it more likely to set cash registers ringing. Staying is something that the moneymen will be delighted about, not just the fans. Run for the money: Fly-half Ian Madigan has signed a new contract with Leinster, but crucially not with the IRFUBy Alan DymockHERE’S TO the stayers.While we have all gotten hot and bothered about the prospect of George North playing for Northampton Saints or Matt Kvesic signing for Gloucester or even John Barclay moving to Scarlets, it is worth pointing out that some players have decided to stick it out with their clubs.Potential for a new deal: TwelvetreesThis salute is obviously aimed at the one-club stalwarts, the players like Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw and his pal Mike Brown who have ensured that they will have a lasting legacy at a club by signing up to stay, but more importantly than that it is for the young players who could have moved to pastures new or at least sought their fortunes abroad but who stayed put to improve their club and work on their international careers.Toby Faletau is possibly the most significant re-capture for the WRU in the last year. In early August Faletau was tied down to a deal until 2016, a significant demonstration of power from a union who had been worrying about a player drain with the likes of George North, Toby Faletau and Jamie Roberts all emigrating out of Wales and the Pro12. It remains to be seen if the likes of Leigh Halfpenny and Sam Warburton will follow suit and sign on for longer when their contracts are up this summer, but this one can be put down as a win for the regions. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 29: Israel Folau arrives at the HSBC Waratahs Awards Dinner at The Ivy on August 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) In Ireland the potential successor to Jonny Sexton’s crown, Ian Madigan has also signed on with his club Leinster until 2016, but significantly this looks like a smart move because the IRFU are reportedly making a saving of some €750,000 with the fly-half signing with Leinster rather than the union.It is being widely reported in Ireland that last season both Sexton and Ronan O’Gara (now both at Racing Metro in Paris as a player and coach, respectively) were centrally contracted rather than with their regions, and now the IRFU have no such bill for a stand-off. They may have an issue when Madigan’s contract is up, but in the short-term it looks like a coup to save some cash and open up the possibility to promote some younger players.
Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Artist Mohammed Gafar chose to feature the symbol of a dove for his mural. Photo: Rachel Jones/Faith & LeadershipA security assessment to identify vulnerabilities is the right place to start the process, said Mike McCarty, the CEO of Safe Hiring Solutions, an Indiana-based company with a program geared toward ministries.How do people come and go from the building, who has access, and when? How are children checked in and out of youth programs? Is the congregation prepared for medical emergencies? With so much religious life online during the pandemic, is the congregation cybersecure?Answers to those questions help congregations focus their efforts, and that kind of forethought allows faith communities to put measures in place that address risks while honoring their culture, he said.In many cases, including at McCarty’s own nondenominational church, congregations create lay-led security teams.“Being prepared doesn’t have to look militant. A lot of times, it’s just being educated and having the right team,” McCarty said. “A lot of it is more sweat equity than expensive solutions.”Other churches also grapple with security concernsAt Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, several blocks north of St. John’s, hospitality and security have never been mutually exclusive, said the Rev. William H. Lamar IV. As a predominantly Black congregation in America, Metropolitan has always been mindful of who gathers near its 135-year-old building; that’s ingrained in the congregation’s DNA, he said.When members of the far-right Proud Boys descended on Washington for pro-Trump rallies in early December, they stole and destroyed the church’s Black Lives Matter sign — but never gained access to the building, Lamar said.“We’ve been schooled to pay attention, because there is a constant threat,” he said. “We’ve got to be vigilant. … We open our hearts. But we’re not going to be sitting ducks.”To that end, Metropolitan AME partnered with a security firm in a way that Lamar describes as more of a relational undertaking than a contractual one. Blowout Security’s owner, Leon Russell, was already a longtime friend of many in the congregation, and as head of security at his own Washington church, historic 19th Street Baptist, he understood the balance between securing the premises and preserving its feel as a house of worship.Russell’s security team worships alongside Metropolitan AME’s congregants. Team members escort seniors to their cars and are on a first-name basis with worshippers, who have been known to bake them cookies, Russell said. They are vigilant, often armed, and treated as family, he said.“What we’re trying to do here is set everyone at ease,” said Russell, a Vietnam veteran. “I don’t want uniforms in there and for it to look like it’s a fortress. It’s a sanctuary. It’s where we pray.”McCarty recommends that congregations seek guidance from their insurance companies to establish safety protocols. And both men noted that it’s important to communicate regularly to the congregation that safety planning is happening, without broadcasting the specifics — for obvious security reasons.About three blocks east of St. John’s, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church is known for its protestor hospitality. But it, too, has had to balance that hospitality with safety.In June, members of the church’s session, its governing body, met daily via Zoom to discuss how they could safely support demonstrators amid the pandemic, serve as a resource for neighboring congregations of color, and continue to host the popular Downtown Day Services Center, which provides resources including food and medical care and shower and laundry facilities for the city’s homeless and vulnerable populations.“We’ve been in the thick of it,” said the Rev. Dr. Heather Shortlidge, the church’s transitional pastor, who recalled helicopters skimming over the church’s steeple and “roving packs of law enforcement, some of them un-uniformed and unbadged” at the height of the protests.The session wrestled with who should be allowed inside the church during the unrest and ultimately decided that only unarmed individuals could enter, Shortlidge said. That meant law enforcement could not come inside, an issue that remains “unsettled” for the congregation, she said.“That’s been really sticky for us. You want to say, ‘Everybody is welcome,’ but we also felt we needed to start to have boundaries,” she said.“Radical hospitality is not ‘anything goes,’ which is hard for a bleeding-heart liberal congregation to swallow. But it’s not radical hospitality if people aren’t safe.”‘You cannot waste a crisis’First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, adopted a similar stance in August 2017, serving as a respite for activists countering the Unite the Right rally and a home base for street medics and trauma counselors, said the Rev. Phil Woodson, the associate pastor.Two years earlier, after a white supremacist shot and killed nine worshippers inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, clergy in Charlottesville had begun organizing. They created the interfaith Charlottesville Clergy Collective, which began meeting regularly, learning how to engage in nonviolent resistance and work together to keep people safe amid confrontation.“You cannot waste a crisis. You must grow in these times of trial. Otherwise, you’re spiritually dead,” Woodson said.“For as much evil and horror as went on that day, the goodness that came out of it is that relationships have thrived among people in the community. I don’t see any future where these Nazis show back up to Charlottesville. But if they did, I’d like to think the people in this place know what to do and how to do it,” he said.At St. John’s, Fisher is celebrating new relationships, too. In partnering with the DowntownDC BID to complete the church’s security assessment, the congregation was introduced to the broad range of services the organization offers.Before the protests — and the fencing — several homeless people used to sleep on the church’s porch at night, which wasn’t a problem for St. John’s but “probably wasn’t best practice,” Fisher said.In retrospect, he said, those folks might have been better served if the church had connected them with the Downtown Day Services Center, which is managed by DowntownDC BID, at nearby New York Avenue Presbyterian — something they intend to do from now on.The DowntownDC BID also helped link the church with the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute, a nonprofit that serves as an incubator for local artists and a support for underserved communities. The murals created by P.A.I.N.T.S. — which stands for Providing Artists with Inspiration in Non-Traditional Settings — are catalysts for conversation, founder John Chisholm said.Indeed, as the artists toiled in the hot sun outside the church in early September, among the most beautiful of spectacles were the dialogues sparked between the artists and congregants, activists and passersby, he said.In “normal times,” said Fisher, when roughly 400 worshippers would gather in the sanctuary each Sunday, the light streaming through the stained-glass windows would wash over them, bathing them in a swirl of color “like a blessing.”In such a time as this, he said, the murals project love and light outward, a sign of God’s promise of better things to come and the church’s pledge to be part of that. The Smithsonian has expressed an interest in displaying the murals once the stained-glass windows are uncovered, Chisholm said.“What the paintings do is cause people to look up and find hope. Because if you’re not looking up, you’re going to be looking down. Despite the barriers, our hearts were never this at any moment,” Fisher said, gesturing to the fences. “Our disposition didn’t change just because the architecture changed.”This story was originally published by Faith & Leadership and is republished here with permission. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Artist Shawn Perkins created two murals, including this serene pastel Madonna, during the painting day at St. John’s. Photo: Rachel Jones/Faith & LeadershipHaving barricades around the church has been heartbreaking, Fisher said. But it has also forced the congregation to build bridges where they hadn’t previously existed, an effort Fisher called a “heart-opening experience.”What relationships does your organization have that are better than fences?“Relationships are better security than fences, and we now have deeper and more meaningful relationships than a year ago,” Fisher said. “Those bless us and help us be a better church serving the community.”‘You’ve been vulnerable for so long’A steady presence at 16th and H Streets NW for more than 200 years, St. John’s is within sight of the White House. In retrospect, said longtime member Chase Rynd, its location may have given the congregation “a misplaced sense of security,” what with FBI headquarters a few blocks away and Secret Service personnel right across the street.It wasn’t as if the church had never thought about safety planning, said Rynd, who is also the retired executive director of the National Building Museum. About a year and a half before the fire, renovations to the church’s parish house reconfigured the entrance so visitors would encounter a greeter at a reception desk rather than an empty hallway, and a new elevator was installed that required security badges, said Rynd, who chaired that effort.The project also added a 21st-century fire protection system, including fire doors that have been credited with limiting damage from the 2020 incident. Federal officials continue to investigate the fire.A security assessment subsequently underwritten by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District concluded that St. John’s had gotten lucky, Rynd said. The DowntownDC BID is one of 11 special taxing districts in the city that support economic development and social services.“[The assessment] basically said, ‘You guys have skirted through history with an enormous amount of luck or protection from God or whatever, because you’ve been vulnerable for so long,’” Rynd said.A surreal momentOn June 1, the day after the fire, clergy, parishioners and volunteers from throughout the region gathered on the patio of St. John’s to offer first aid, snacks and water to protestors.Levi Robinson paints a Scripture passage to accompany his sprawling image of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the centerpiece of the murals. Photo: Rachel Jones/Faith & LeadershipIn an interview with Fox News host Martha MacCallum that evening, Fisher was expressing continued support for those rallying for justice when he learned that police were using tear gas and rubber bullets to clear people gathered around the church so then-President Donald Trump could stage a now widely criticized photo op.“We seek to be a space for grace in this city,” Fisher was saying on camera as the surreal moment played out. “We strive to make it so that the space, when you walk in the door, whatever background you may be, you feel that it’s a place where you can breathe, where you can experience the Spirit.”The next morning, federal officials began fencing off Lafayette Park across the street, barring access to one of the country’s most storied protest sites and essentially pressing demonstrators up against the walls of St. John’s. Protestors set up camp on the church’s tiny property, next door to the newly established Black Lives Matter Plaza, raising concerns about sanitation, staff access and fire safety, Fisher said.Church officials planned to sit down with protestors to address some of those concerns, he said, but before that could happen, police forcefully cleared everyone from the property, arresting those who resisted and tossing their tents, bicycles, laptops and other belongings into a pickup truck.“It was a really tough thing to have happen around our church,” Fisher said. “The church hadn’t asked for that.”St. John’s has been encircled by a fence ever since. No one likes it, but Rynd acknowledged that it has bought some time to come up with a better, more long-term plan.“The fence just broadcasts such a poor message, but we didn’t sort of put up barricades and hide,” Rynd said. “We took this as a message that we need to be really attentive and seize this as an opportunity. In the end, the church is going to be better for it, in terms of the look of it and the way we use it.”Rynd is now part of a small task force, which includes a combat veteran and several church members with State Department security training, charged with prioritizing the recommendations made in the church’s security assessment.To ensure that any physical changes to the church’s property are in keeping with both its aesthetic and its ethos, Rynd reached out to landscape architect Laurie Olin, whose firm had designed subtle yet effective post-9/11 security improvements for the Washington Monument, keeping the experience of visitors in mind. Olin agreed to create a master plan for the church “for almost nothing,” Rynd said.In addition to physical improvements, the task force is looking at policies governing who has access to St. John’s and whether staff and volunteers might benefit from more training on how to spot potential security issues while engaging with visitors.“This is a really important piece of, ‘How do we both address the security of the building and still have our arms wide open and welcome people?’” Rynd said. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The artists of Washington, D.C’.s, P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute spent Sept. 5, 2020, creating vivid, social justice-themed images on the plywood-covered stained glass windows at St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House. Photo: Rachel Jones/Faith & LeadershipEditor’s note: P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute founder John Chisholm, who is quoted in this article, died unexpectedly before publication.[Faith & Leadership] A war-weary Abraham Lincoln sought solace in one of its weathered pews, and Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed for guidance inside its domed sanctuary. In fact, every sitting president since James Madison has attended at least one service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, earning the Greek Revival-style house of worship its nickname: “the Church of the Presidents.”Since its opening in 1816, St. John’s has also amassed a long tradition of community engagement and equal rights advocacy, something the Rev. Robert Fisher wanted to emphasize when he became rector in June 2019.The Rev. Robert Fisher and John Chisholm stand in front of a painting of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photo: Rachel Jones/Faith & LeadershipSo he asked his congregation: How can we let our neighbors know that St. John’s is as much a sanctuary for them as for any president?It’s safe to say that barricades and boarded-up windows were not the look they were going for.Unfortunately, that’s been the reality for St. John’s since June 2020, after someone set a fire in the church’s basement amid protests over the murder of George Floyd. Even then, the church pledged to serve as a safe space for protestors, hosting prayer vigils and providing water, food and hand sanitizer to the thousands who filled the streets in support of racial justice.But several weeks later, after acts of graffiti and a growing encampment on church grounds, St. John’s reluctantly agreed to the district’s plans to erect 8-foot fencing around the property.Although the church’s history, location and recent events make it unique, churches in cities across the country struggle with the same issues: how to make the physical space both secure and welcoming. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Churches in the nation’s capital seek to balance welcome and security New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Church leaders reluctantly agreed to security measures such as fencing around the church property. Photo: iStock/miralex“All of us — the bishop, the wardens, me — hated the idea of a fence and reluctantly said OK because we felt it was the responsible thing. The buildings are a ministry, and we didn’t want to see that building go away. It’s important to me that it lives to serve future generations,” Fisher said. “But it was an extremely uncomfortable thing.”Since then, Fisher and his congregation have done their best to get out from behind that fence, reaching out to neighborhood activists with offers of support and solidifying relationships with organizations that can help them better serve their community.That includes a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that recruited local artists of color to paint images of healing and hope on the plywood that conceals the church’s stained-glass windows.Eight months after the barriers went up — Fisher still comes and goes through a padlocked gate — the stunning works created by artists affiliated with the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute are like a salve on an open wound. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/63267/ad-classics-house-vi-peter-eisenman Clipboard Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/63267/ad-classics-house-vi-peter-eisenman Clipboard Photographs: NJIT, sketchygrid.comText description provided by the architects. Unlike the previously featured Vanna Venturi House, Peter Eisenman’s House VI includes disorientation in the work without the concept of relating it to the traditional home. The house is, in fact, anything but what one would consider a conventional house. Eisenman, one of the New York Five, designed the house for Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank between 1972-1975 who found great admiration for the architect’s work despite previously being known as a “paper architect” and theorist. By giving Eisenman a chance to put his theories to practice, one of the most famous, and difficult, houses emerged in the United States.Save this picture!© NJITSituated on a flat site in Cornwall, Connecticut House VI stands its own ground as a sculpture in its surroundings. The design emerged from a conceptual process that began with a grid. Eisenman manipulated the grid in a way so that the house was divided into four sections and when completed the building itself could be a “record of the design process.” Therefore structural elements, were revealed so that the construction process was evident, but not always understood.Save this picture!© NJITThus, the house became a study between the actual structure and architectural theory. The house was effeciently constructed using a simple post and beam system. However some columns or beams play no structural role and are incorporated to enhance the conceptual design. For example one column in the kitchen hovers over the kitchen table, not even touching the ground! In other spaces, beams meet but do not intersect, creating a cluster of supports. Robert Gutman wrote on the house saying, “most of these columns have no role in supporting the building planes, but are there, like the planes and the slits in the walls and ceilings that represent planes, to mark the geometry and rhythm of Eisenman’s notational system.”Save this picture!© NJITThe structure was incorporated into Eisenman’s grid to convey the module that created the interior spaces with a series of planes that slipped through each other. Purposely ignoring the idea of form following function, Eisenman created spaces that were quirky and well-lit, but rather unconventional to live with. He made it difficult for the users so that they would have to grow accustom to the architecture and constantly be aware of it. For instance, in the bedroom there is a glass slot in the center of the wall continuing through the floor that divides the room in half, forcing there to be separate beds on either side of the room so that the couple was forced to sleep apart from each other.Save this picture!© NJITAnother curious aspect is an upside down staircase, the element which portrays the axis of the house and is painted red to draw attention. There are also many other difficult aspects that disrupt conventional living, such as the column hanging over the dinner table that separates diners and the single bathroom that is only accessible through a bedroom.Save this picture!© NJITAs annoying as the house was to inhabit, Eisenman was able to constantly remind the users of the architecture around them and how it affects their lives. He succeeded in building a structure that functioned both as a house and a work of art, but changing the priority of both so that function followed the art. He built a home where man was forced to live in a work of art, a sculpture, and according to the clients who enjoyed inhabiting Eisenman’s artwork and poetry, the house was very successful.Project gallerySee allShow lessContemplating the Void: Bad Architects GroupArticlesDébordement / Atelier AlternArticles Share AD Classics: House VI / Peter EisenmanSave this projectSaveAD Classics: House VI / Peter Eisenman ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officePeter EisenmanOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodResidentialHousesCornwallUnited StatesPublished on June 04, 2010Cite: Adelyn Perez. “AD Classics: House VI / Peter Eisenman” 04 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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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. Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising for Social Change
£7.8m available from London Marathon Charitable Trust to encourage physical activity Melanie May | 4 February 2020 | News Tagged with: Funding grants London marathon 635 total views, 2 views today The London Marathon Trust is making £7.8m available in grants for 2020 for projects that inspire activity and enable people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender, ability, race or background.The £7.8 million is split across the London Marathon Trust’s two grant programmes:£5.2 million is available through the Facilities Grants Programme to fund the building, renovation or modernisation of facilities in London and Surrey, where the charity’s trading subsidiary London Marathon Events operates. Small Grants and Major Grants are available from this programme, and the thresholds have recently increased:Small Grants are now £5,000-£50,000, increased from £5,000-£20,000Major Grants are now £50,001-£250,000, increased from £20,001-£150,000The next deadline for applications for Facilities Grants is Wednesday 11 March.The remaining £2.6 million is through Strategic Partnerships Grants, which allows The Trust to work with organisations on projects that challenge inequality of access to physical activity and deliver the greatest possible impact across the UK for children and young people, women and girls, BAME communities, people from lower socio-economic groups, older people, and disabled people. The Trust will announce the recipients of the Strategic Grants in the coming months.On 26 April 2020, the London Marathon celebrates its 40th Race. The work of The Trust was made possible by the founders of the London Marathon, Chris Brasher and John Disley, who ensured that the surplus from the London Marathon and all future events organised by London Marathon Events could be gifted to The Trust. Since 1981, The Trust has awarded more than £86 million in grants to more than 1,400 projects.Sir Rodney Walker, Chair of The London Marathon Charitable Trust, said:“The work of The Trust is continuing to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to announce that we have nearly £8 million in 2020 to deliver our mission of inspiring activity. Over the next year we look forward to funding more inspiring projects that provide even more people with the opportunity to become and remain physically active.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 636 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Some recent examples of projects supported by The Trust include:Southbank Undercroft: a grant of £200,000 supported the restoration of the world-famous skate space with free Skate School activities for children to encourage more children, especially young girls, to give skate sports a go for the first time.Off-road cycling trails opened in Surrey Hills: a grant of £19,000 helped open up an extensive 80km network of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey.Access Sport: was awarded a £845,000 Strategic Partnership Grant for a three-year programme that will deliver four new BMX tracks and clubs (two in Bristol and one each in Sheffield and Manchester) and support a network of 50 clubs nationally to engage 6,000 young people in cycling activities. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Aasif Sultan, 31, was arrested on the night of 27 August when around 50 policemen descended on his home in Srinagar, the Kashmiri capital, searched it and then took him away to a police station. His editor said he has been subjected to a great deal of violence, including being hit in the face, in an attempt to get him to “explain his political ideology.” to go further Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News News September 6, 2018 – Updated on June 11, 2019 India: RSF calls for release of Kashmiri journalist held for past 10 days RSF issued an Incident Report on freedom of the press in India at the start of July, two weeks after Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of the Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, was gunned down as he left his office in Srinagar. Help by sharing this information RSF_en “Detaining a journalist without any serious evidence to support the charges against him is unacceptable,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We call on the Jammu and Kashmir authorities to order Aasif Sultan’s immediate release, to drop all charges and to take measures against the Srinagar police officers responsible for his arbitrary detention. Allowing journalists to express different viewpoints will help to defuse tension in the Kashmir Valley.” March 3, 2021 Find out more “The charges are very vague,” his editor, Showkat A. Motta, told RSF yesterday. “Every day we were told there was no serious evidence against him and that he would be released. We waited for five days after he was picked up before making the news of his arrest public. Within an hour of our issuing a statement, he was booked on a charge of harbouring a terrorist.” “He has been framed,” Motta said. India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImprisonedJudicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Aasif Sultan, a Kashmiri journalist working for the Kashmir Narrator monthly, who has been held by the Indian police in the troubled Kashmir Valley in violation of all criminal procedure rules for the past ten days. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on India It was exactly a year and a day ago today, on 5 September 2017, that Kamran Yousuf, a Kashmiri photojournalist recognized as such by his colleagues, was arrested and handed over to the National Investigation Agency, India’s counter-terrorism agency. He was freed on bail after six months but is still facing prosecution. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 10, 2021 Find out more Incident Report At the start of July, Sultan wrote a story to mark the second anniversary of the death of Buhran Wani, the commander of the Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, killed by the security forces on 8 July 2016. His death set off renewed protests against the Indian presence in the Kashmir Valley. Those close to Sultan think this story was the real reason for his arrest. News India is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Asif Sultan’s wife and father look after his six-month-old baby girl. Her father has been held for the past ten days (photo: Tauseef Mustafa / AFP). “He was asked about his stories,” Motta said. “He was asked why he doesn’t write more positive stories or do developmental journalism.” IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImprisonedJudicial harassment
to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Reporters Without Borders called today on the Russian authorities to make every effort to find a reporter of the French Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency who was kidnapped in the Russian republic of Ingushetia and to thoroughly investigate how he disappeared.Chechen journalist Ali Astamirov was accosted by three armed men, two of them wearing masks, in the town of Nazran on 4 July, threatened with a gun and bundled into a white car without numberplates, according to Aslambek Dadayev, who works for Reuters news agency and the US-funded Radio Liberty, and who saw what happened.”This region has always been a dangerous one for journalists and several have already been kidnapped by armed men,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard, expressing concern at the incident. The prosecutor’s office in Nazran said on 6 July it had launched an enquiry.Astamirov has worked for AFP for more than a year, covering Ingushetia and Chechya. He had received anonymous threatening phone calls in recent months. May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information July 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 AFP reporter kidnapped in Ingushetia RSF_en News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders called on the Russian authorities to make every effort to find a reporter of the French Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency who was kidnapped in the Russian republic of Ingushetia and to thoroughly investigate how he disappeared. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News
Organisation News ChinaAsia – Pacific News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific According to various sources, Guangdong propaganda chief Tuo Zhen made significant changes to the editorial prior to publication – eliminating all the implicit criticism of the current government and the Communist Party – without any of the newspaper’s editors being told. He also allegedly drafted an introduction to the editorial.The newspaper’s deputy editor, Wang Genghui (王更辉), condemned this as a “violation of the rules.”The online debate became even more heated after a message was posted on the newspaper’s Weibo account last night, denying that there had been any censorship. Dictated by editor-in-chief Huang Can (黄灿), it was possibly the result of direct pressure on Nanfang Zhoumo’s management. The micro-blogging website Weibo has meanwhile again served as a significant tool for circumventing censorship. The original editorial has been repeatedly retweeted on Weibo and while a number of the newspaper’s journalists posted messages denouncing its replacement.Several of them had their Weibo accounts closed after announcing their intention to begin a strike today and posting an open letter condemning the censorship. At the same time, a petition is now circulating online calling for Tuo Zhen’s resignation.In a separate development, the website of a liberal Chinese newspaper called The Annals of the Yellow Emperor was closed on 4 January, a few days after it posted an appeal to the government to guarantee constitutional rights, including the right to freedom of expression and assembly.Compare the two articlesPhoto : STF / AFP January 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Show of courage by reformist weekly’s journalists Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to the courage of the Chinese journalists who are protesting against restrictions on freedom of information following the censorship of an editorial in the Guangzhou-based reformist weekly Nanfang Zhoumo (南 方周末) on 3 January.Headlined “The Chinese dream, the dream of constitutionalism,” the original version talked of hopes of change for the New Year and called for a constitutional government. It was purged of its critical content and prefaced by a propagandistic introduction.The police allowed demonstrations to take place today outside the Nanfang Media Group’s headquarters in what was seen as a sign that the authorities are responding very cautiously to the anti-censorship protests.“The Chinese media are at a historic crossroads today,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “There have been unprecedented protests against heavy-handed censorship and they show that Chinese journalists, when they act collectively with resolve, are capable of putting pressure on the country’s authorities.“This act of censorship is indicative of the government’s habitual contempt for media freedom, although it is guaranteed by the Chinese constitution. It is unacceptable that the content of a respected newspaper such as Nanfang Zhoumo should be censored by the Communist Party without warning, because it dared to talk about the rule of law and civil liberties.“The party’s new general secretary, Xi Jinping, who is due to become president in March, needs to take stock of the consequences of censorship in China and set about ensuring that the muzzling of political debate is abolished for good. And an investigation is needed to shed light on all aspects of this case.”Deloire added: “The authorities must allow the newspaper to publish the original version of the editorial and must put an immediate end to the censorship of comments about the affair that are being posted online.” March 12, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News
Government State Denies City’s Request for Local Control Over Reopening Process STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 3:57 pm Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Make a comment Community News Community News The state’s public health department turned down a variance request from the city’s health department that would have allowed Pasadena to control its reopening process, according to a press release issued late Wednesday.“We are capable and confident of ensuring [sic] adherence to all state requirements. We believe it is important to provide the latitude to exercise our local authority that the Governor has conferred by his Executive Order. Therefore, we are respectfully requesting revisions to the COVID-19 Variance Attestation Form be made to allow for local control,” said Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh in a prepared statement.According to the release, Dr. Goh contacted the California Department of Public Health advocating for local control over the re-opening process.Up until now, Pasadena has been required to follow the state’s guidelines and the only local control was the ability to have stricter guidelines, but not guidelines more liberal, than the state’s order.The Governor signaled a change in course with the possibility that local health jurisdictions have some control over the re-opening process.Specifically, the Governor indicated that local health jurisdictions may apply for a “variance” to Stage Two re-opening requirements. If a variance was granted a local jurisdiction could, for example, reopen restaurants or allow drive-through graduations, provided certain criteria were met.Only four cities in California have their own health departments — Pasadena, Long Beach, Berkeley and Vernon.The city has been informed the California Department of Public Health will not consider Pasadena’s variance request and will only consider such requests from counties, despite what the Governor has said.This will leave Pasadena and Long Beach locked into whatever LA County decides.Earlier this week, the county targeted July 4 as a reopening date. Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena