DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgDN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: DN Meyer Plc (DNMEYE.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileDN Meyer Plc manufactures and sells high quality paint for the residential, industrial, automotive, marine and construction sectors in Nigeria. Products in its extensive range include decorative paint, wood paint, vehicles finishes, industrial and marine coatings, road lining paint, roof coating and tube coating. The company also produces a range of tile adhesives. DN Meyer Plc has business interests in selling and renting residential apartments and building and restoring properties. Founded in 1940 and formerly known as DN Meyer Plc, the company changed its name to Meyer Plc in 2016. The company’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. DN Meyer Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Contreras House / Gustavo Crisóstomo

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Contreras House / Gustavo CrisóstomoSave this projectSaveContreras House / Gustavo Crisóstomo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/613257/contreras-house-gustavo-crisostomo Clipboard Chile CopyHouses•Algarrobo, Chile Area:  410 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Gustavo Crisóstomo Area Area of this architecture project Contreras House / Gustavo Crisóstomo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/613257/contreras-house-gustavo-crisostomo Clipboard Save this picture!© James FlorioProject gallerySee allShow lessSee All 24 Projects Shortlisted for RIAS’ 2015 AwardsArchitecture NewsDunham Pavilion at Aurora RiverEdge Park / Muller&MullerSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: CHCSave this picture!© James FlorioRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The requirement is about a house for a mature couple, with no kids, which once retired decides to leave the city and settle in this place near to the sea. The site, located between the road and a forest path, has a soft slope to the west and a distant view to the ocean from a higher ground, above the nearby houses. Such a view appears as the main virtue of the place along with the inmediate presence of a young eucalyptus forest with some native species.Save this picture!© James FlorioThe project includes a double house program, both conected through a common service area, and it is formed by two bodies coming from east to west, and a bigger one between them which contains the entrance, living room and a studio, everything within a double height place that also proposes a visual limit that shows a glimpse of the near landscape.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe main house goes along a inner corridor divided in three consecutive parts, built in rough concrete, that shows the program from private to common places, and whose exterior forms a hundred squared meters terrace that becomes the house’s core, defining  a new system of exterior circulations among its differente spaces. The fourth side of that terrace, also in concrete, regulates its relation with the landscape and the sea, framing that faraway view and leaving the nearby houses out of it. It also protects the terrace from the winds coming up from the beach and adds it to the front facade, since the access to the site is from the west. Save this picture!© James FlorioThough the house is organized around an open space, the squared terrace allows it to keep its privacy so it doesn’t run away into the lanscape. This central space its configured by an element, the corridor, that not only contains and determinates where eyes and feet may go, but also works as the structural spine of the building. Save this picture!© James Florio+ 14 Share Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeGustavo CrisóstomoOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodChilePublished on March 30, 2015Cite: “Contreras House / Gustavo Crisóstomo” [Casa Contreras / Gustavo Crisóstomo] 30 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Capella Jianyeli / Kokaistudios

first_img 2017 Capella Jianyeli / Kokaistudios CopyHouses•China China “COPY” Capella Jianyeli / KokaistudiosSave this projectSaveCapella Jianyeli / KokaistudiosSave this picture!© Seth Powers+ 25Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKokaistudiosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKokaistudiosShanghaiHousingChinaPublished on August 16, 2018Cite: “Capella Jianyeli / Kokaistudios” 16 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?上海嘉佩乐建业里酒店 / Kokaistudios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 Houses Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900051/capella-jianyeli-kokaistudios Clipboard Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis Area:  8000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900051/capella-jianyeli-kokaistudios Clipboard Projects Year:  “COPY” Interior Design:Jaya and Blink Design GroupDeveloper:Portman Holdings and Hengfu DevelopmentArchitecture Design Director:Wei LiDesign Team:Pietro Peyron, Sherry G, Qing Song, Feng Yu, Weiyi Fang, Kun ChengCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Seth PowersRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Having established our base in Shanghai in 2002 to work on the renovation of the Bund 18 building; Kokaistudios has since the outset worked as one of the leading firms working on adaptive re-use projects and advocating for the preservation and innovative reuse of Shanghai’s built heritage. Following the receipt of our second UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage award for the renovation of the Huaihai Lu 796 project in Shanghai Kokaistudios was approached by the client to conduct a feasibility study for the restoration and transformation of a traditional Shanghainese “shikumen lilong” Jianyeli (west part) into a luxury hospitality destination.Save this picture!© Seth PowersOriginally built in the 1930s by French real estate company Foncière et Immobilière de Chine, the Jian Ye Li “shikumen” complex; located in the heart of the former French concession had evolved and been altered over the years but was essentially intact in its historical configuration and represented an incredible development opportunity. Save this picture!© Seth PowersOriginally these “shikumen” buildings were designed for middle class families in Shanghai and as they lacked modern plumbing facilities they were often seen as products with little value to preserve and were either demolished or just the “shell” was maintained and they were converted it into commercial use.Save this picture!© Seth PowersAfter extensive research and study, Kokaistudios developed an architectural renovation strategy that maintained the architectural features of the “shikumen” lane houses while tastefully altering the internal layout and transforming them into spaces suitable for modern luxurious living where each original lane house unit was transformed into one luxurious guest suite.Save this picture!© Seth PowersPracticality is not a term that applies to this project as the shikumen architectural typology; characterized by their narrow and tall nature meaning that the minimum 110 sq.m suites are split over 2 floors via a step staircase with no elevator; does not lend itself naturally to conversion to hospitality use. However when the ultra-luxury Capella hotel brand entered into the project several years later minimal upgrades to the architecture of the buildings were required to meet their exacting standards and they created 55 luxury suites each occupying one of the lane-houses. Today the hotel occupies a unique position within Shanghai’s luxury hotel landscape and offer their guests a truly unique hospitality experience not available anywhere else in the world.Save this picture!Unit PlanThe project presented many challenges but armed with a solid experience gained both in Europe and in China of undertaking complex adaptive re-use project and working with an operating philosophy of driving for innovation through re-use and renovation we strove to overcome them and show the city and a wider audience in both China and the region the value of the existing built-heritage of Asian cities embodied by this unique ‘shikumen lilong” complex while at the same time creating an timeless hospitality experience.  Save this picture!© Seth PowersAfter our extensive historical restoration covering both the interiors and the facades of the buildings together with the internal courtyards the results however speak for themselves. Not only does the Capella Jian Ye Li occupy a unique space in Shanghai’s luxury hotel landscape that offers its guests a one-of-a-kind experience, the project itself is having a strong and positive effect on the city of Shanghai with both other developers and government officials re-evaluating the potential and value that exists in heritage buildings and we foresee that this will not be the last project of its kind.Save this picture!© Seth PowersProject gallerySee allShow lessOut-to-Out House / L.E.FT ArchitectsSelected ProjectsForest House 02 / D12 DesignSelected Projects Share Photographs Photographs:  Seth Powers Architects: Kokaistudios Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Fundraisers on the move in Northern Ireland

first_imgFundraisers on the move in Northern Ireland Tagged with: Ireland Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 24 January 2006 | News Paul Collins, head of fundraising at the Simon Community Northern Ireland, has been appointed to the post of Fundraising Manager at MS Ireland. Paul’s new post will mean a move from Belfast to Dublin. Collins has been with Simon for five years and previously worked with Oxfam.In his new role he will have overall responsibility for fundraising and be a member of the senior management team of MS Ireland.Colleen Shaw is moving from CLIC Sargent Cancer Care Northern Ireland to become Fundraising Manager with Friends of the Cancer Centre (formerly Friends of Montgomery House) and will be based in the new Cancer Centre in Belfast when it opens later this year. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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Gas venenoso, pretexto para ataque de EUA

first_imgLas guerras estadounidenses se basan en mentiras y falsas provocaciones. Esto no es noticia.Ahora viene la acusación de que el 7 de abril alguien – los imperialistas dicen que fue el gobierno sirio, aunque no hay pruebas de ello – mató a decenas de sirias/os en un ataque con gas venenoso en la ciudad de Duma, que recientemente había sido liberada de las fuerzas antigubernamentales.La brutal guerra que por siete años han dirigido contra Siria se había ido apaciguando luego de que todos los esfuerzos del imperialismo estado­unidense por derrocar al gobierno sirio habían ­fracasado.Los últimos grupos de unidades militares reaccionarias respaldadas por Arabia Saudita fueron derrotadas este mes. Ellos habían bombardeado implacablemente a la población civil de Damasco, la capital siria, durante años. Miles de estos combatientes finalmente se rindieron y se vieron obligados a abandonar las colinas de la provincia de Guta oriental cerca de Damasco. Se espera que sean trasladados fuera del área a Idlib, una zona controlada por los rebeldes en el extremo norte de Siria.El gobierno sirio también ha establecido corredores humanitarios que permiten que sus fuerzas asistan en el desalojo de más de 150.000 civiles.La ciudad de Duma, donde tuvo lugar el supuesto ataque con gas, fue la última en ser liberada. El Ejército del Islam o Jaysh al-Islam acordaron una evacuación. La Fuerza Aérea Árabe Siria había destruido más de 300 posiciones del Jaysh al-Islam en el distrito de Duma, incluidas sus sedes principales, redes de comunicación y depósitos de municiones, durante las últimas 24 horas antes del supuesto ataque con gas.Siria no tiene motivoLa idea de que el gobierno sirio eligiera este momento de victoria para desatar repentinamente un ataque con gas es increíble y ridícula. Pero es una acusación que sirve como excusa para que EUA y la OTAN renueven sus bombardeos, especialmente dado que solo una semana antes Trump había hablado de sacar a EUA de Siria.El ataque con gas, que se dice que mató al menos a 42 personas, tuvo una cobertura primordial en primera plana en los medios de Estados Unidos junto con los tuits de Trump. Mientras la acusación de que Siria lo hizo fue recibida con desprecio y burla en la mayor parte del mundo, los miembros de la OTAN, Francia y Bretaña, intervinieron diligentemente con amenazas inmediatas de bombardear a Siria.El régimen israelí se adelantó e inmediatamente aprovechó la oportunidad para atacar a Siria. Dos aviones de combate F-15 israelíes dispararon misiles contra la base aérea militar Tiyas de Siria en la provincia de Homs antes del amanecer del 9 de abril.Es increíble aceptar que Israel – cuyas tropas han matado a 28 civiles palestinos desarmados y ha herido a más de 1.500 en las últimas dos semanas, además de las/os miles que ha matado en los bombardeos de Gaza en el pasado – estaba atacando a Siria por la muerte de civiles.Cargos sin pruebaLa descarada afirmación de la culpabilidad siria por parte de los imperialistas no solo es totalmente infundada, es indemostrable y totalmente inverosímil.Siria ha negado reiteradamente las alegaciones de uso de armas químicas, subrayando que no tiene armas de destrucción masiva. Esto fue confirmado por la Organización para la Prohibición de Armas Químicas.El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Siria señala que denuncias similares surgen cada vez que el ejército sirio avanza en su lucha contra los grupos ­terroristas.El año pasado, el 7 de abril, el Pentágono, sin esperar alguna evidencia, atacó la base siria de la Fuerza Aérea Shuaryat con 59 misiles de crucero Tomahawk, supuestamente en respuesta a unas armas químicas utilizadas en Khan Shikhoun, una ciudad en el suroeste de Siria. El repentino ataque, orquestado con fotos instantáneas y una campaña de propaganda bélica coordinada realizada por medios sumisos, hizo subir el nivel beligerante.Proteger civiles es el discurso dado por los imperialistas para justificar sus bombardeos masivos, sus campañas desestabilizadoras y sus sanciones provocadoras de hambruna, que resultan en la muerte de cientos de miles de civiles.Amenaza de guerra extensaUna guerra más amplia surgida de un enfrentamiento en Siria es un peligro creciente. Lo más peligroso en este momento es que coincide con la instalación del halcón de guerra de extrema derecha John Bolton como el nuevo asesor de seguridad nacional de Trump.Cuando la clase dominante estadounidense quiere guerra, los medios corporativos se apuntan. Ya sea como el falso alegato de que Irak tenía armas de destrucción masiva en 2002 – lo que los funcionarios estadounidenses sabían que era una mentira – o el falso “ataque” de barcos PT vietnamitas a un buque de guerra estadounidense en el Golfo de Tonkin en 1964, los medios estadounidenses han repetido las mentiras del gobierno para justificar sus guerras.Esto se remonta al hundimiento del acorazado Maine en 1898, que se utilizó para justificar la guerra hispanoamericana. Una investigación de la Armada de EUA en 1974 encargada por el almirante Hyman Rickover concluyó que el Maine se hundió, no debido a una mina española, sino porque las municiones almacenadas a bordo se incendiaron y explotaron.Las corporaciones militares estadounidenses tienen un gran interés en continuar la guerra. Pero va más allá de eso. Las grandes corporaciones y bancos imperialistas temen la derrota de todos los planes estratégicos de EUA para la región. Así que una vez más las fuerzas militares, corporativas y mediáticas continúan el mismo guión que han usado una y otra vez para mantener a las tropas estadounidenses en Afganistán, Corea del Sur, Siria y en las más de 1.000 bases militares estadounidenses en todo el mundo.Es especialmente siniestro que inmediatamente, Rusia fue culpada junto con Siria. La asistencia de Rusia e Irán a Siria ha ayudado a frustrar los planes de EUA de derrocar el gobierno sirio. En su constante ritmo de demonización ininterrumpida, los moldeadores de opinión de EUA ni siquiera se molestan en presentar los hechos o la motivación cuando presentan cargos contra el presidente ruso Putin.También pintan una terrible imagen de que la retirada militar de EUA de la región provocaría un caos y beneficiaría a Rusia, Irán o China, y también provocaría el resurgimiento del grupo Estado Islámico en Siria. A lo que los planificadores de guerra realmente se oponen es a un estado sirio soberano y unificado.Las fuerzas progresistas opuestas a las interminables guerras de EUA deben enfrentar estos cargos criminales contra Siria y exigir a Estados Unidos: ¡Manos fuera de Siria!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The anti-terrorism law threatens press freedom

first_imgThe Official Secrets Act, renamed the Security of Information Act, will henceforth punish to “imprisonment for life” the supplying of sensitive information “to any foreign entity or terrorist group”. According to article 16, the information concerned is that “about which the federal government or a provincial government takes protective measures”, without any further detail. Article 17 approves the disclosure of “special operational information”, including information of public interest such as the “vulnerabilities or limitations” of the policy of information implemented by the federal government. The Senate is to vote on Bill C-36 before the end of December. The draft law submitted on October 15th, 2001 under the name of “the antiterrorist law” by the minister of Justice, Anne McLellan, received 190 votes for and 47 against on November 28th in the House of Commons. In a letter sent to the Canadian senators, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders, RSF ) has asked them not to pass several articles contained in anti-terrorist Bill C-36, passed last November 28th by the House of Commons. “This bill includes numerous articles that are dangerous for the protection of sources,” stresses Robert Ménard, RSF’s secretary-general. “Moreover, the news that can be sanctioned if circulated with life imprisonment is especially poorly defined. Certain kinds of news even reach into the public-interest sector. The legitimacy of the fight against terrorism cannot lead you to jeopardising freedom of the press. It is a genuine pillar of Canadian society.” CanadaAmericas According to information gathered by RSF, anti-terrorism Bill C-36 was approved on November 28th, 2001 by the House of Commons. It modifies several existing laws, including the Criminal Code, the Official Secrets Act and the National Defence Act. And several articles in this bill cast the protection of sources into doubt. One modification of the National Defence Act enables the Minister of the Defence to authorise the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) to intercept private communications between Canada and other countries with a view to obtaining information relating to “international affairs, defence or security” (Part V.1, “Communications Security Establishment”). The confidentiality of communications between journalists and their foreign contacts is no longer guaranteed. News News to go further RSF has asked the Canadian senators not to pass several articles contained in anti-terrorist Bill C-36. The organisation stresses that numerous articles are dangerous for the protection of sources. Moreover, the news that can be santionned if circulated with life imprisonment is especially poorly defined. December 12 2001 November 19, 2020 Find out more The new bill also enables the government to require a person for whom there are “reasonable grounds to believe that he/she has direct and material information that relates to a terrorism offence ” to be summoned by a judge to divulge this information. Anyone refusing to respond to the judge’s summons or to answer his/her questions may be imprisoned for up to one year (Part II.1, “Terrorism”, articles 83.28 and 83.29). Receive email alerts RSF_en News CanadaAmericas Follow the news on Canada Organisation Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more News January 15, 2021 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” Update – 19 December 2001 On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 19, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The anti-terrorism law threatens press freedom Antiterrorist bill comes into forceThe 18 December, General Governor of Canada Adrienne Clarkson promulgated the C-36 Bill, a few hours after the Senate had voted it. The House of Commons had already approved it by the end of November. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”last_img read more

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Australia

first_img News Google experiments drop Australian media from search results January 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en AustraliaAsia – Pacific RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia March 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Australia On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Journalist Ben Grubb, of The Age newspaper, said in July 2010 the government censored 90% of an official account of a meeting about censorship with ISPs and business figures in March that year before releasing it to the media. Australian law allows full access to all government documents. Claudia Hernandez, of the attorney-general’s office, said releasing an uncensored version could have set off “premature unnecessary debate.” Deputy senate opposition leader George Brandis said the episode showed how “truly Orwellian” the government had become.Minister Conroy has made debate very difficult by calling his critics child pornography advocates. A Fairfax Media poll of 20,000 Australians in December 2009 showed 96% strongly opposed to the bill. Internet firms, including Google and Yahoo, are against the measure and the U.S. government said in March 2010 it was concerned about the proposal, noting the importance of freedom of expression. Hundreds of Australian websites protested against the bill in a national “Internet Blackout” day in January 2010. Follow the news on Australia Receive email alertscenter_img to go further AustraliaAsia – Pacific News A harsh filtering systemAfter a year of tests in cooperation with Australian Internet service providers, telecommunications minister Stephen Conroy said in December 2009 the government would seek parliamentary approval for mandatory filtering of “inappropriate” websites. Blocking access to a website would BE authorised not by a court but by a government agency, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The ACMA is already empowered to issue “take down” notices to Internet Service Providers under the Broadcasting Services Act of 1992. It maintains a “blacklist” of banned sites without transparent processes or criteria for the bans.The filtering would target websites with “refused classification” (RC) content, a category already applied to mainstream media, and would therefore apply to content unrelated to government efforts to combat child pornography, defamation or copyright, so creating a risk of overblocking. Topics such as aborigines, abortion, anorexia, or laws about the sale of marijuana might all be filtered, along with media reports or related medical information. The government says filtering would be 100% effective – a claim disputed by experts – but Wikileaks has revealed that the blacklist includes harmless sites such as YouTube links, poker games, gay networks, Wikipedia pages and Christian sites.Several examples of censorship have appeared. Pages of Wikileaks content on the SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) news site were reportedly blocked, leading to a demonstration in Sydney by supporters of the Pirate Party.All the country’s main ISPs (Telstra, Optus and Primus) are thought to have formally agreed to instal voluntary filters from July 2011. The government still hopes to introduce mandatory filtering, with the support of independent and Green members of parliament, but it does not yet have such backing.An unpopular bill News News November 19, 2020 Find out more The government has not abandoned its dangerous plan to filter online traffic, even though this will be hard to get parliamentary approval. February 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

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PCBOE OKs $1.5M center

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories The board has been working on the project for several months. Bazzell said the center will house the districts STEM initiative, which provides enriches science and math curriculum activities for students from elementary through high school.The center also will house administrative staff for the district’s academies, which include aviation; leadership; business and finance; global studies; and agriculture as well as provide classroom space for dual-enrollment programs and the virtual high school.Some 100 and 150 students will be in and out of the Center for Advanced Academics and Accelerated Learning each day.“The board is fully committed to providing students with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and associate degree concurrently through academy participation and through cooperation with its post-secondary partners at no cost when possible,” he said. “The board is committed to implementing programs designed to ensure that students graduate with their cohort group using both traditional and virtual instruction.” By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Bazzell said the board is also actively seeking to increase dual enrollment opportunities and academy program participation for students in grades nine through 12.The property is located at the end of Mockingbird Lane, which is located between the Huddle House and the Pike County Economic Development complex on U.S. 231. The land is being purchased being purchased from Troy Bank and Trust Co. for $490,000.Bazzell said the new Center for Advanced Academics and Accelerated Learing will cost an estimated $1.2 million to build and will be financed through bonds, which will be sold by Frazier Lanier Inc. McKee & Associates will provide architectural services. Bazzell said the board appreciates and recognizes that its business and industry partners and post-secondary partners are critical to accomplishing the goals that have been set forth.“The board expresses its appreciation to First National Bank of Brundidge Trojan Aviation, Troy University, Enterprise State Community College and Wallace College-Hanceville for their support and in the furtherance of the board’s desire to develop and operate a Center for Advanced Academics and Accelerated Learning.”In other news business, the board on Monday:• Approved permission to award bid for CNP Serving Line & Awning to Mobile Fixture at GHS.  This was the low bid.• Approved permission to extend the bid for milk for the Child Nutrition Program with Borden Dairy for one year, 2016-2017.• Approved permission for Banks Second Grade to attend the Gulf World in Panama City, April 28, 2016.• Approved permission for George Stringer and two students to attend the 2016 Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership Competition Conference, April 19-21, 2016 in Birmingham.  Board will provide bus and bus driver.  All other expenses paid for through SkillsUSA.• Approved permission for sophomore First in Flight and Leadership Academy Students, Alexander Galloway, Matthew McDermoth, Cassidi McKinney and Taylor Lane to participate in the Ambition Program, July 17-22, 2016, Naval Air Base, Pensacola.  Students will be responsible for transportation.  All other expenses paid by Board.• Approved permission for the GHS Varsity Cheerleaders to attend Cheer Camp, June 25-28, 2016, Auburn University.  No cost to the board.• Approved permission for the GHS JROTC to travel to NAS, May 2, 2016, Pensacola.  Will visit the Aviation Museum and attend the Blue Angel practice session.• Approved permission for GHS Junior Varsity Cheerleaders to attend Cheer Camp, July 6-9, 2016, Troy University. No cost to the board.• Approved permission for Rochelle McKinney and Voncile Flowers to attend the Glenwood Summer Teaching Training Program, June 27-July 1, 2016, Birmingham. Expenses will be paid with IDEA Funds• Approved permission for Kim Faulkner and Pam Gardner to attend the Mega Conference, July 11-15, 2016, Mobile.  Expenses will be paid with IDEA funds.• Approved permission for Cristin Dillard, to attend the ASLA Conference, June 4-6, 2016, Corner at no cost to the board.• Approved permission for Cristin Dillard, Banks and Kimberly Dunn, PCHS to attend and present at the AETC Conference, June 7-9, 2016, Birmingham.  Expenses will be paid with Title I funding.• Approved permission for Julie Simmons to attend the Career Tech Director’s Conference, April 19-23, 2016, Perdido Beach. Expenses will be paid with Perkins Funding.• Approved permission for Julie Simmons to attend the 2016 CLAS Summer Conference, June 12-15, 2016, Montgomery.  Expenses will be paid with Perkins Funding.• Approved permission for Amy Garret to attend the following Project Lead the Way Gateway core training courses:  Design and Modeling June 5-10, Automation and Robotics, June 12-17 and Medical Detectives, June 19-24 all at Auburn University;  Flight and Space, July 25-27, at University of South Carolina.  Tuition, lodging, travel and meals to be paid for by general fund.• Approved permission for CNP to provide breakfast and lunch as part of the Seamless Feeding Program at PCES.  The program will run June 6-30, 2016 and July 11-28, 2016. Asking permission for Lucille Taylor and Helen Siler to work June and Lucille Taylor and Virginia Rodgers to work July.• Approved permission to hold Camp Brundidge summer school at PCES June 6-July 22, 2016.  Recommending the following staff members:  Rosalyn Pollard, first and second grades, Christopher Saffold, third and fourth grades, Kathryn Dennis fifth and sixth grades, Latonyia Foster, PE; Loretta Reynolds, art; and Kristina Anderson, OCAP Instructor.• Approved permission to hold “Kids Care Summer Camp Program” at GES, June 6-30, 2016.  Alethia House will incur all expenses for this program including the teachers, transportation, meals, and materials.   Asked to use PCBOE buses, however, Alethia House to reimburse PCBOE for use of the buses and drivers.• Approved permission to hold summer school, grades 9-12, June 6-30, 2016 and July 11-28, 2016 at the ALC.• Approved permission for a 10-day contract extension for David Godwin and Jodi Jefcoat to staff summer school and develop 2016-17 Virtual High School plans.• Approved permission for a 20-day contract extension for Amy Garrett, STEM teacher as she will be training for the Project Lead the Way Gateway.• Approved permission for a 20-day contract extension for the high school counselors, Ana Belle Lee, GHS and Sharon Sullivan, PCHS.In personnel action, the board:• Approved catastrophic leave for Wendy Pittman, GES.• Approved catastrophic leave for Sheila Floyd, GES.• Accepted retirement/resignation of Susan Renfroe, librarian, GES.  Effective June 1, 2016• Accepted retirement/resignation of Sharon Denison, Business & Finance, PCHS.  Effective June 1, 2016.• Accepted retirement/resignation of Gentry Hassett, librarian, PCHS.  Effective June 1, 2016• Accepted retirement/resignation of Sheila Floyd, Secretary, GES.  Effective June 1, 2016• Accepted resignation of Henrietta Thomas, janitor, PCHS.  Effective June 1, 2016• Accepted resignation of Lydia Ellis, Spanish teacher, PCHS.  Effective June 1, 2016• Accepted resignation of Lindsay Strube, pre-K auxiliary teacher, Banks.  Effective June 1, 2016• Accepted resignation of Valencia Stringer, aide, GES.  Effective June 1, 2016• Accepted resignation of Tyra Graham, third grade teacher, GES.  Effective June 1, 2016• Approved volunteer status for Dontrel Diggs, track coach, PCHS.In additional new business, the board approved permission for the Project Lead the Way, pre-engineering students from PCHS and GHS to attend Physics Day at Six Flags over Georgia, April 22, 2016 at no cost to the board.center_img You Might Like Banks students celebrate ASPIRE with Firefighters Messenger photo/submittedThe Banks Volunteer Fire Department came out Friday to help students from Banks School celebrate at their Aspire Pep… read more The Pike County Schools will invest more than $1.5 million in the construction of a new facility to house its STEM and academy programs.The Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to purchase 14.7 acres of land on U.S. 231 to house the new facility.“It is the intent of the Pike County Board of Education to provide high quality and challenging educational opportunities for students,” said Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools. “The board is actively seeking to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering related fields and mathematics (STEM) in grades five through 12.” Email the author Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Feedback from the profession

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Feedback from the professionOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Last week the European directive on Information and Consultation was agreedby the council of ministers, and HR professionals are worried. Bruce Warman, HRdirector of Vauxhall, said it would be extremely damaging (News, 30 May). Hereare other experts’ views: Trevor BromelowCorporate personnel director, Siemens “The idea behind it is no more than what we regard as best practice. Wewere hoping it would allow employers to put in place mechanisms that bestsuited their structures and it wasn’t going to be a one-size-fits-allapproach.” Pat MallaghanHead of HR, Clerical Medical Group “It will be interesting to see how unions react and how they positionthemselves, as it clearly has implications for the exclusive relationship someemployers have.” Fiona ColquhounGroup HR director, ICL group “It will have an impact on companies that have a concern with beingopen with employees. Some countries will feel it more than others, and somecompanies will be more concerned than others. A good employer should be doingthese things anyway.” Andrew NewallCorporate HR director, Allied Domecq “Whether the directive will affect employers depends on the culture ofthe organisation. Good employers have nothing to worry about as they shouldalready be consulting their employees, so it will not effect them that much ifat all.” Makbool JavaidPartner at law firm DLA “Managers at board level are not used to sharing sensitive financialinformation with workers’ representatives. It is not part of the UKculture.” last_img read more

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Redundancy fears spark drop in UK worker absence figures

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Increasedfear of redundancy among workers has led to a 10 per cent fall in absencelevels in the past year, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment (CIPD).TheCIPD’s Employee Absence 2003 study of more than 1,300 HR professionals alsofinds that three-quarters of organisations believe minor illnesses such ascolds and flu were the most common causes of absence, up from half in the samesurvey last year.Stressis still the most common cause of long-term sickness absence among non-manualworkers and is alarmingly high in the public sector, the CIPD reported.Almost60 per cent of the public sector organisations polled cited stress as theleading cause of long-term sickness absence, more than double the number in theprivate sector. ACIPD employee attitudes survey in December 2002 also showed that public sectorworkers were more stressed than their private sector counterparts, with 38 percent of NHS workers and 30 per cent of local government workers finding theirwork either stressful or very stressful, compared with an average of 25 percent for all workers. Inthe latest study, absence rates were higher among public sector employees (10.5days a year) than private sector workers, where the average was seven days.Workers from the north-west of England topped the regional absence league withan average of 10.4 days per year, compared with 7.6 days for workers in London.MikeEmmott, CIPD head of employee relations, said: “The biggest singleinfluence on absence levels is management action. However, where employees feelmore insecure, this can also have an effect.Headded: “Job insecurity can undermine morale and commitment and so push upabsence rates. However, the threat of redundancy may also lead to a fall insickness absence.” www.cipd.org.uk Redundancy fears spark drop in UK worker absence figuresOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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