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  • Six Nations Analysis: The top performers in 2020

    first_imgThe championship may be over for now but Sam Larner has been in his stats bunker working out which players have stood out No stopping him! @WelshRugbyUnion debutant Nick Tompkins goes straight through the heart of Italy’s defence for a top-class try#WALvITA #GuinnessSixNations— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 1, 2020Stuart Hogg was the flashy star. He didn’t have too many opportunities, but he made the most of what he did have. That is really the job of a full-back: do the best with the limited opportunities that come your way. The same is true of wingers.With a lighter workload than some of his Scotland colleagues, Hogg was leaned on to create the tries. Something he did with aplomb against Italy in the first clip below… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Round Three had some special tries. We can’t wait for more in Round Four. #GuinnessSixNations— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 3, 2020Arguably the most impressive performance was by Frenchman Gregory Alldritt. He was one of the reasons why France were able to do so well in the truncated tournament. He carried the most of anyone in the tournament and still finished above average for the results of those carries, including the try below. The Unseen WorkIf you are new to rugby you may be confused by some of the Man of the Match decisions, which are awarded to people who didn’t score tries or kick points. These awards are usually given for the ‘unseen work’; the jobs that need doing but won’t make highlight tapes.The best example of this is breakdown work. A successful carry isn’t just dependent on the ball-carrier. The ball-carrier may gain ten metres but if they immediately lose the ball because there are no support players that would not be a success.We rarely think about the job those support players do but there are stats collected for just that purpose.The data in this graph is taken per attacking minute and defensive minute spent on the pitch. So a player on a team who defended a lot wouldn’t see that penalised in their attacking rucks score.What is impressive is the work-rate of Maro Itoje and George Kruis. Both players hit almost two rucks every attacking minute. That is in addition to the carrying, dummy running and passing they must also do. This is hugely beneficial to the team because it frees the other forwards to go and make more effective carries without having the fatigue associated with hitting so many rucks.On the ball: George Kruis and Maro Itoje in England training (Getty Images)A good way of looking at this is to think of your own job. You almost certainly have a hefty workload but imagine if a temp came in and took 25% of your work off you, how much more effective would you be?Itoje and Kruis are the temps for England, creating opportunities for the likes of Tom Curry, Sam Underhill and Courtney Lawes to be more effective.You may also have looked at the graph and questioned why so many French players are near the top of the graph. We can look at that in more detail by breaking out the different teams and putting them into their own graphs.The French really stand out now. They were hitting far more defensive rucks than any of the other teams. This looks like a deliberate tactic brought in by Shaun Edwards. He wanted France to slow down opposition ball by hitting the rucks and trying to turn the ball over.You can see a similar tactic for both Scotland and Wales, who had the majority of their players hitting more defensive rucks than average but neither came close to France.This is something we can expect to see France continuing to do given the level of success they had in the tournament so far. The downside is that this requires extreme levels of fitness. France fell away in their first match against England as time passed and let in 14 of 23 points in the second half against Wales.When Edwards has had a full year with the French squad, you can expect those weaknesses to disappear.French tactic: Antoine Dupont kicks clear from a ruck (Getty Images)ConclusionThese other stats give us an idea of what else is going on in the game of rugby besides tries and points. Even if you pay close attention to a match it is easy to miss some of the work done by the players.When you next get an opportunity to watch a match – and I hope that isn’t many months off – try to look out for how players influence the game even without the ball. That may be through their support play at the breakdown or the carries which are made after their initial carry made ground.If you can identify these situations you will be able to understand everything that goes on in a match, not just the highlights. The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Six Nations Analysis: The top performers in 2020Writing an article on the final round of the Six Nations has been complicated by the lack of a final round of the Six Nations. If all goes to plan we will be finishing off the tournament closer to Halloween than Easter.Luckily, as other people have been hoarding toilet paper I have been hoarding rugby statistics. Enough to pull together the best nuggets from the three, or four, depending on which team you support, rounds so far…The Best CarriersWe remember the game-breaking carries but just as important are the frequent carriers. Typically these are the forwards who must fight through the tightly packed defenders to create the space for the backs to make their memorable runs on the outside.The first thing to look at in this graph is the top right section. That indicates players who have made more carries than average and done more with each carry than the average.Wales centre Nick Tompkins stands out here. Not only did he make lots of carries, he didn’t let the quality drop with each one. He was able to make the highlight-reel carries, like the one below, but he was also able to take the strain off the forwards with regular carries. Star man: Gregory Alldritt making one of his many carries for France (Getty Images) Antoine Dupont with the vision Gregory Alldritt with the finish What a try from @FranceRugby! #FRAvITA #GuinnessSixNations— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 9, 2020Something to bear in mind if you are new to the game is the importance of the carry success. If you can carry the ball forward you create opportunities for the rest of your team to attack a retreating defence. That creates a favourable attacking environment. If you cannot carry forwards, the defence has the upper hand because they are able to keep pushing you back.Alldritt and players like Justin Tipuric and Jake Polledri were able to go forwards and create space for everyone else to operate in. For attack coaches that is crucial for their game plans, but the players doing that work can often be forgotten in favour of team-mates who are scoring the tries and making significant line breaks.last_img read more

  • Episcopal clergy cartoonists find inspiration turning Christian messages into hand-drawn…

    first_img Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Jay Sidebotham has produced 12 cartoons a year for the Church Pension Group calendar since 2001. Image courtesy of Church Pension Group[Episcopal News Service] In the Rev. Jay Sidebotham’s hand-drawn world, “safe church” isn’t a training. It’s a parish encircled by a thick, crenellated concrete wall, which itself is surrounded by a moat filled with toothy beasts. The church’s “Welcome” sign isn’t visible to visitors who approach the outermost layer of defense, a ring of razor wire.“I believe there are easier ways to keep your church safe,” a man tells the rector, both dwarfed by the impenetrable fortress that is protecting the tiny church building within.That’s just one of the hundreds of Episcopal-tinted cartoons Sidebotham has drawn, and it has a name: June 2020.In addition to his main duties as director of RenewalWorks, Forward Movement’s church vitality and spiritual growth ministry, this is Sidebotham’s 20th year as featured cartoonist in the Church Pension Group’s annual calendar. Every year since 2001, 12 of his illustrations have provided monthly occasions for faith-based humor in each of the 10,000 calendars that are distributed, mostly by mail, to every congregation in The Episcopal Church.For Sidebotham and other clergy members with cartooning in their professional resumes – New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche is among them – their creations are part meditation, part divine inspiration and often just a lot of fun. And while some professional cartoonists produce work worthy of museum or gallery exhibits, Sidebotham, a former “Schoolhouse Rock!” animator, said fine art isn’t his goal.“The fewer lines I can use in a cartoon the better,” he said in an interview with Episcopal News Service. “It’s like preaching a good homily: Cut to the chase.”Church Pension Group’s 2020 calendar, featuring this cartoon, is the 20th to showcase Sidebotham’s work.Church cartoonist is just one of the several hats worn by the 65-year-old Sidebotham, who left a career in advertising to become a priest in the 1980s. He serves part time as associate rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, and as RenewalWorks director, he travels regularly to support congregations that are enriching their parishioners’ spiritual journeys. However, his cartoons arguably have garnered him the most churchwide attention.“Jay is an institution,” Dietsche told ENS. “Jay is certainly the best known and best recognized cartoonist in The Episcopal Church.”The Rev. Jay Sidebotham. Photo: RenewalWorksHumor doesn’t have to be edgy, but most humor is, Sidebotham said – including church humor. When a cartoonist makes a point with a joke and bit of loving-kindness, the audience may be more likely to hear the message, he said, and to consider previously hidden truths. “You’re able in those cartoons to highlight something that might otherwise be under the radar.”As an example, he described a cartoon he drew about the regulars at the 8 a.m. worship service. A young couple – newcomers – is sitting, waiting for the service to begin, and an older parishioner approaches them and welcomes them warmly to her church.“By the way,” she adds, “you’re in my pew.”The cartoon was shared on an Episcopal Facebook group, and someone complained that Sidebotham was promoting an awful caricature. “Within a nanosecond, from around the globe, people were writing in saying, ‘This happened to me last week.’”He also loves to poke some fun at clergy, being a priest himself. “A lot of us get to be sort of more impressed with ourselves than we need to be,” he said.Church life is a bottomless source for inspiration in the Rev. Jay Sidebotham’s cartoons.Dietsche thinks the church is a legitimate and fertile subject for cartoons, though the cartoonist also must respect Episcopalians who are serious in their beliefs.“There’s plenty of room in the church to find absurdity or humor, not so much about the faith itself,” he said.When Dietsche was in his 20s working as a commercial illustrator in Southern California, cartoons were his specialty, until he felt called to the priesthood in his 30s. He suggested that the club of Episcopal clergy who cartoon might be rather small. A fellow seminarian of his was an avid cartoonist, though Dietsche, now 66, isn’t sure if his former classmate continued cartooning as a priest.The Rev. Nancy Hills, 63, sometimes preaches about her love of old cartoons at Christ Church Episcopal in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, where she is a deacon. Cartooning and church life are part of her heritage: Her father, the Rev. Donald Hays, was a longtime parish rector, including at Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he would illustrate his sermons for children during Sunday morning services.Like Sidebotham and Dietsche, Hays worked in advertising before giving up that work to attend seminary. He was ordained as a priest in 1966, and Hills said her father enjoyed illustrating scenes from the Bible for most of his adult life, until his death in December 2016.Hills doesn’t consider herself a cartoonist, though art has been a big part of her life. She recently retired after 25 years working as a graphic designer for the city of Milwaukee. Some of her most intricate art takes the form of colorful journal drawings.“It’s the way I meditate,” she said. The process itself is spiritual, as are the subjects. “Everything I draw, I would say, has a spiritual base to it.”Dietsche agrees.“The act of creation is inherently spiritual,” he said, “and very much fulfilling of that aspect of my life in Christ.”The future bishop started cartooning as a child. In college, Dietsche first studied architecture, then switched to art school and painting, but he never liked his own paintings all that much. “I said, ‘You know, Andy, you’re just not that good.’ So I destroyed them all and put together a portfolio of cartooning work.”Dietsche found work as a graphic artist and illustrator at a small commercial art studio while freelancing for ad agencies in suburban Los Angeles and later San Diego. As a priest, he continued to find audiences for his cartoons in church publications, including the Diocese of New York’s Episcopal New Yorker magazine.Church life offered an ample trove of punchlines. “Other people would have to tell you whether they were actually funny,” he said.As bishop, Dietsche still illustrates his annual Christmas card, sent to more than 1,500 clergy and lay leaders in the diocese. His list of influences and favorites runs long, from Mad magazine and underground cartoonists like Robert Crumb to modern comic classics like “Calvin and Hobbes.” At home, “Barney Google,” “Krazy Kat” and other vintage comic strips hang in frames on his wall.Sidebotham’s influences start with the late “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz, a man of deep faith and a great observer of human nature, Sidebotham said. “He understood children often have great insight, and the adult world just generates noise.”Some #WednesdayWisdom from Charlie Brown.— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) January 29, 2020Family was influential as well. Sidebotham’s grandfather worked in advertising starting in the 1920s, as did his father starting in the 1940s, both of them on New York’s Madison Avenue. In the suburban New York home where Sidebotham and his three siblings grew up, “there was a lot of white paper and magic markers around.” Drawing was a natural childhood pastime.“Schoolhouse Rock!” was his first job out of college in the late 1970s. Back then, before computer animation, the popular educational cartoon series was produced by hand, and many hands were needed. Sidebotham later worked for ad agencies, as graphic designer, illustrator, animator and art director, before enrolling at Union Theological Seminary in 1986.“I found myself cartooning in my seminary classes, and people would cluster around to see what I was cartooning while taking notes,” he said.As a parish priest in Rhode Island, North Carolina and Washington, D.C., he often was enlisted to provide illustrations for various church communications, but it wasn’t until he returned to New York to join the staff at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan in 1999 that he connected with Church Pension Group, or CPG.The Rev. Clayton Crawley, CPG’s chief information officer at the time, was assigned to parish work at St. Bart’s, and he asked if Sidebotham wanted to create some cartoons for the calendar. Sidebotham has been doing so ever since.“Jay’s sense of humor is based on real life, which sometimes is funnier than anything you can think of,” Crawley said, and whatever tense topic the church is grappling with, “Jay can turn it into something we can laugh about and not get stressed about.”Sidebotham’s process now is well established. He and a small team from CPG usually begin tossing around cartoon ideas in February or March, starting with leftover ideas that didn’t make it into the previous calendar. They also make sure they aren’t repeating a concept.“In my limited cerebellum, I find I do an idea and I think it’s absolutely brilliant – and then I find I did the same cartoon verbatim about 15 years ago,” Sidebotham said.Each calendar needs at least one cartoon for Lent and one for Advent. Other cartoons serve as friendly reminders about CPG products. In one cartoon, for example, a rector is in a rowboat outside his half-flooded church, with phone in hand. (It might be a good time to call Church Insurance and ask about flood insurance.) By the end of summer, Sidebotham usually is ready to submit his final artwork.“There’s plenty of material,” he said. “There’s no shortage of topics to illuminate.”I like a bit of incense!(Cartoon by the Revd Jay Sidebotham & the Church Pensions Group – USA)— Wendy Edwards (@wendyloued) November 22, 2019The cartoons are casual, engaging and funny, but Sidebotham never loses sight of the higher purpose, said Crawley, now CPG’s chief church relations officer. “There’s a kind of hope – we’re working toward a common good. Sometimes we bumble it a little bit, but he can find humor in that. It’s a very Christian perspective.”Sidebotham also is wrapping up another project for CPG in which he produced cartoons to illustrate every Gospel reading from the Book of Common Prayer’s three-year lectionary cycle. The cartoons and discussion guides in the books, “Drawn to the Gospels,” will be available to churches for use in parish materials, such as bulletins, posters and coloring sheets for children.“It’s been a really powerful experience for me personally, in my spiritual journey,” he said, “to walk through the liturgical year thinking about what Jesus has to say, that I can put in a cartoon.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

  • Citrus County Sheriff supports Amendment 10

    first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Duty, Honor, and CountryOpinion and AnalysisBy Sheriff Mike PrendergastAmerica’s veterans understand the meaning of those hallowed words like no other group of citizens in this country. Now more than ever, it is every Floridian’s responsibility to ensure that our state’s returning veterans and their family members know that we have their back, and we thank them for their personal sacrifices and their selfless service.Citrus County Sheriff Mike PrendergastWe are less than a week away from one of the most important elections in a generation. Early voting is in full swing and absentee ballots are flowing back into the offices of every Supervisor of Elections in our great state. On this ballot, voters across the state of Florida will have an epic opportunity to ensure that they protect our veterans and thank them for their service in a way that has never been done before in our state’s history. A “yes” vote on Amendment 10 will ensure that the needs of our military members are always supported and that the priceless service of our veterans is never forgotten.Florida is home to the nation’s third largest population of veterans, with more than one-half of our veterans having served in combat. I write today to stress the importance of Amendment 10, the “Protection Amendment.” No matter when they served and no matter where they served, Florida’s veterans return home to the most welcoming state in our nation. That status could be in jeopardy if we don’t protect them by voting in favor of Amendment 10. As it stands right now, there is no statute requiring the legislature to retain our Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. So, on November 6, we need to overwhelmingly pass Amendment 10 to show our support and thanks to our veterans.Passage of Amendment 10 will ensure that our state’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA) will be a permanent part of our state government’s structure. This agency (FDVA) is the essential conduit for every veteran in Florida to get access to their earned services and benefits. These benefits range from transition back to civilian life, to health care, to education, to employment, and many others. In sum, by having a nationally recognized and award-winning agency known as the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, this vital link between our veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can be preserved and protected. I urge you to vote “Yes” on Amendment 10 to protect our veterans.Colonel Mike Prendergast served on active duty for more than 31 years as a United States Army Military Policeman and U.S. Paratrooper, to include multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served for five years as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. He continues his service today as the Sheriff of Citrus County. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Voting booths in polling place Please enter your name herecenter_img Please enter your comment! TAGSAmendment 10 Previous articleLeague of Women Voters opposes Amendment 10Next articleSteps to take to keep the flu away Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

  • Double House / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos

    first_img 2009 Photographs:  Luis Diaz DiazText description provided by the architects. Moving their home to the outer limits of a small town in the province of Zaragoza is the wish of a newly married couple about to retire. Embodied in their decision lies the conviction that it is possible to both undergo a radical change and still enjoy the comforts of their previous life. To explore this dual situation a project has been designed which attempts to evade its usual position as a solution at the end of a process and to take positions as starting point or state previous to the development. Save this picture!© Luis Diaz DiazRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – Wet InternalPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade PanelIt is generally accepted that the difference between the rural and the urban worlds has to do with the proximity to certain centres and to the specific ways of life derived from them. Descriptions linked to constructions (in their broadest sense) which display spaces, rhythms and rituals between people and their surroundings. With this project, our aim was to evaluate, starting with the home, which housing conditions and expectations of life could mobilise each of these forms by contrasting them with the experiences and wishes of the clients. The conversations led to a duality of interests: on the one hand those regarding manageability, ways of use, organisation and representation associated to those of a conventional urban flat; and on the other hand, the search for an uninhibited, light-hearted and active life, linked to the outdoors and a move to a softened “wild life”. Save this picture!© Luis Diaz DiazThe plot, with a gentle, northward slope overlooking a wide, cultivated valley, is within the boundaries of the mountain town of Algairén, devoted mainly to the production of wine and oil. The land is part of an olive grove, annexed to the perimeter of the village. The house is positioned on the north side along the length of the developable limit in order to gain a small garden and a vegetable patch to the south and have privacy from the street. The project has been developed using two parallel houses, elevated a storey above ground level to enjoy views of the valley and the olive trees. The first is a rectangular structure, conventional in construction with a narrow section, inheritor of the ideas of the modern movement where the nuclei of kitchen and bathroom areas separated the various living spaces thus always ensuring independence, dual orientation and cross ventilation. Leaving the windows behind on the southern façade (as would an adolescent Gerald Durrel in search of adventure), the second home can be reached: an irregular geometric platform covered by a structural wooden shutter which folds to create different, unplanned areas connected directly to the bathrooms and kitchen self-contained functionality. Save this picture!© Luis Diaz DiazThe two structures achieve specific characteristics and are geared to use and optimise the house’s resources. The inside of the house is extended on the ground floor to resolve the programme’s requirements. The central nucleus which gives access to the upper floors separates two areas, of non-referential character, serves as a garage and party area. The exterior of the house is covered by a wooden frame with deciduous climbing plants that ensure intimacy from the street while at the same time stopping the house getting hot in the summer and guarantees, along with the planted roof, one of the foundations of the project: the avoidance of mechanical HVAC systems and savings in energy resources. Save this picture!© Luis Diaz DiazThe double house avoids blurring the limits between both desired ways of life or finding a single equal space. On the contrary, the project, with its duality, offers a coexistence of two differentiated house designs encouraging a state of permanent transition.Project gallerySee allShow lessGoogle Earth Pro 5.2ArticlesAPAP Open School / LOT-EKArticles Share Save this picture!© Luis Diaz Diaz+ 16 Share Architects: Langarita Navarro Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Almonacid de la Sierra, Spain “COPY” Photographs Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Spain Double House / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos “COPY” Double House / Langarita Navarro ArquitectosSave this projectSaveDouble House / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos Year:  CopyAbout this officeLangarita Navarro ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesAlmonacid de la SierraSpainPublished on June 16, 2010Cite: “Double House / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos” 16 Jun 2010. 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  • Seven people arrested over tribute to slain human rights lawyer and journalist

    first_img February 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven people arrested over tribute to slain human rights lawyer and journalist RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out more ——————————————————–23.01.09Reporters Without Borders attends human rights lawyer’s funeral in Moscow June 2, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Seven people were arrested yesterday after taking part in a tribute to slain human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and Novaya Gazeta reporter Anastasia Baburova in which flowers were lain at the spot where they were gunned down in the centre of Moscow on 29 January.Interior ministry Omon anti-riot police arrested them on the grounds that they were holding an “unauthorised” demonstration. Human rights activists denied the claim. A total of 15 people took part in the tribute.———————————————————Russian President Dmitri Medvedev met on 29 January with Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitri Muratov and one of the newspaper’s main shareholders, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, to offer them his condolences for the 19 January murder of one of its reporters, Anastasia Baburova. Baburova and human rights lawyer Stanlislav Markelov were gunned down together in central Moscow immediately after a news conference given by Markelov, in a double murder that has stunned human rights activists and journalists in Russia and abroad. The lack of any reaction from the Russian authorities was widely commented.President Medvedev said his silence was motivated by a desire not to influence the investigation.Markelov, who was aged 34, was buried on 23 January in Moscow. Baburova, 25, was buried three days later in Sebastopol. She was the fourth Novaya Gazeta journalist to meet a violent death in connection with her work. to go furthercenter_img News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders attends human rights lawyer’s Reporters Without Borders attended the funeral in Moscow today of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, who was gunned down in the city centre four days ago. Elsa Vidal, the head of the Europe/Ex-USSR desk voiced her condolences and support to the Markelov family on the press freedom organisation’s behalf.Hundreds of people, including diplomats and human rights activists, accompanied Markelov’s brother and window during a ceremony marked by expressions of grief and emotion. No government representative attended the funeral.“The silence of the Russian authorities after this courageous and exemplary lawyer’s murder casts a disturbing shadow over the future of the rule of law in Russia,” Reporters Without Borders said.Alexander Cherkasov of the human rights NGO Memorial said: “The absence of the Russian authorities and the lack of official reactions is an outrage.” Lev Ponomarev of Human Rights Movement said: “Foreign officials have issued statements but not our elected officials. There is always a double standard in this kind of case. When there are reactions, they are minimal and very often negative.”As a human rights lawyer, Markelov specialised in Chechnya and press cases. He had acted for Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist murdered in Moscow in 2006, and Mikhael Beketov, a journalist who is still hospitalised as a result of a violent attack last November. He was murdered just after giving a news conference in the city centre on 19 January.A funeral service was also held today for Anastasia Baburova, the Novaya Gazeta journalist who was fatally shot when she tried to prevent Markelov’s murderer from getting away. Receive email alerts Organisation News Help by sharing this information “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

  • California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol to March in Rose Parade

    first_img Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News The California Highway Patrol’s Mounted Patrol Unit will march with pride along the 2017 Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade route – one of 25 equestrian teams that were selected out of hundreds of applicants to take part in the Rose Parade.On Wednesday, December 28, the six CHP riders and their horses made the journey from Sacramento to Pasadena, by truck and trailer, to get settled before marching along the route down Colorado Blvd. and be part of the more than 100-year-old Rose Parade tradition, a report on The Sacramento Bee said.The Bee also printed the names of the participating riders and their horses: Officer Kevin Hickman with horse PJ, Officer Joseph Davis with horse Oliver, Officer Joshua Cavolt with horse Sampson, Sgt. Kassandra DiMaggio with horse Bones, Officer Richard Anglesey with horse Dario, and Officer Wesley Fish with horse Wyatt.“The CHP is honored and excited to be a part of an event many of us grew up watching every New Year,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “The parade, much like the CHP, has a very rich history full of tradition and pride.”This year marks the 87th anniversary of the CHP and the 30th anniversary of the Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit.The CHP’s equestrian team is assigned to the Capitol Protection Section and consists of seven riders and six draft horses. The mounted patrol officers are responsible for the State Capitol and Capitol Park, as well as hundreds of state properties in downtown Sacramento.A CHP press release said the unit conducts general patrol missions and other functions, and is always ready to deploy at a moment’s notice.Other notable appearances for the CHP equestrian unit include the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hollywood Christmas Parade, Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade, Lake Tahoe 4th of July celebration, University of California Equestrian Days, and both the Coarsegold and Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeos.The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of “Safety, Service and Security.” 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Government California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol to March in Rose Parade From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, December 30, 2016 | 6:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Make a comment Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

  • Viable letter bomb discovered at Public Prosecution Service office in Derry

    first_imgNews WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Viable letter bomb discovered at Public Prosecution Service office in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A letter bomb has been sent to the Public Prosecution Service office in Derry.The building on the city’s Limavady Road was evacuated at about 1230pm today.Police said the bomb was similar in make-up to two devices found in postal sorting offices in County Antrim on Friday.One was addressed to the chief constable, the other to Derry police commander, Chief Inspector Jon Burrows.Dissident republicans were blamed for sending the bombs.DUP Deputy Mayor Gary Middleton said he doesnt know what those responsible are trying to achieve:[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By News Highland – October 28, 2013 Twittercenter_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleMan charged in Derry with possession of hand grenades and firearmsNext articleGardai renew appeals for information into robbery on elderly ladies home in July News Highland Google+last_img read more

  • [Breaking] Bombay High Court Refuses Interim Relief In Arnab Goswami’s Habeas Corpus Petition, Will Consider Tomorrow

    first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Bombay High Court Refuses Interim Relief In Arnab Goswami’s Habeas Corpus Petition, Will Consider Tomorrow LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Nov 2020 3:57 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant interim relief to allow the release of Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, who has been remanded to 14-days judicial custody till November 18 in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.”Can’t pass interim order without hearing Complainant and State”, observed a bench comprising Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik while posting the habeas…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant interim relief to allow the release of Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, who has been remanded to 14-days judicial custody till November 18 in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.”Can’t pass interim order without hearing Complainant and State”, observed a bench comprising Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik while posting the habeas petition filed by Goswami challenging the arrest and remand for hearing tomorrow at 3 PM. The bench has issued notice on the petition to the State and also to the complainant Adnya Naik(daughter of Anvay Naik who killed himself in 2018). The bench said that it will hear both sides and pass appropriate orders on the interim relief tomorrow.The bench also posted tomorrow a petition filed by Adnya Naik seeking re-investigation of the “A” summary filed in connection with the FIR of her father’s suicide case, in which Arnab Goswami was arrested.Seeking interim relief for Goswami, Senior Advocate Abad Ponda submitted before the Court that the investigation is completely illegal and Goswami should be granted ad-interim relief. “Commencement of new investigation after re-opening the case is contrary to well-settled principles of criminal law,” he submitted. He pointed out that the ‘A’ summary filed by the Police in 2019 in the abetment to suicide case was accepted by the Magistrate and that remains in order. However, without any judicial order, “the police suo moto intervened in the matter, for obvious reasons that are taking place in Maharashtra,” which he said he did not want to say in open court. He insisted that ‘A Summary’ is like a nail in the coffin, which has to be removed through appropriate order. He submitted, “Police re-opening investigation shows scant respect for the Magistrate…The police served only an intimation to the Magistrate on October 15, 2020, about reopening the case. The Court does not grant them permission. It records “seen and filed”. There was no permission. No nod for further investigation.” He added, “Proposition of law is this- without altering the closure report, and without an order of further investigate, the police cannot resurrect a dead case. The manner in which this is done is completely shocking to a prudent man. The investigation could not have taken place when the ‘A Summary’ is on record.” However, Justice Shinde made it clear that the Bench will not pass any interim order without hearing the respondents. “The respondents are entitled to prior notice… We will have to issue notice to the State, to the complainant and we will hear the case on some other date after vacations,” the Court said. At this juncture, Ponda urged the Court to intervene in the matter as a citizen has been detained illegally. He said, “Even a second’s illegal detention cannot be countenanced by a constitutional court. I should be given an ad-interim order of release. If I can prima facie satisfy this court, the ends of justice require that I should be released on interim bail. The Constitutional court must come to the rescue of a citizen who has been treated unfairly.” However, Justice Shinde observed that the Petitioner has are other remedies and he may challenge the remand order. Senior Advocate Harish Salve, also appearing for Goswami, sought the Court’s permission to interrupt and submitted that the in question involves the liberty of a citizen. He said, “He (Goswami) is a journalist. Will heavens fall if he is given interim release? I don’t understand, with due respect. Please release this man as an ad-interim measure and hear the case in detail later,” Salve urged. However, Justice Shinde remained unconvinced to pass an ad-interim relief and said that he will give reasons for the same. Resuming his submissions, Ponda asked the Court if the police can review an order closing the case, passed by the Magistrate? “The complainant has not filed any protest petition… A party cannot consider an order as invalid. A judicial order, even if void or voidable, remains valid until it is set aside by a superior forum. So the closure order remains,” he said. He further contended, “The complainants now seek re-investigation. By their own admission, they also realize that the closure order needs to be set aside.” Significantly, the Court had also agreed to hear a petition filed by Adnya Naik seeking re-investigation of the “A” summary filed in connection with the FIR of her father’s suicide case, in which Arnab Goswami has been arrested. Disputing the same, Ponda submitted, “They (Naik family) should have gone back to the Magistrate… They (Naik family) cannot ask for a further investigation here(HC). They must go to the Magistrate.” He referred to the decision in Bhagwat Singh v. Commissioner Of Police & Anr, decided on 25 April, 1985, which he termed the “Bible of the Case” on the point of further investigation. “Police has not referred to Section 156(3). They mention Sec 173(8). The law is that they should go back to pre-cognizance stage,” he said. He also referred to the Supreme Court’s decision in Vinubhai Haribhai Malaviya v. State of Gujarat, whereby it was held that a Magistrate has power to order further investigation into an offence, even at a post cognizance stage, until the trial commences. “The point I am making is this – before closure, you have to seek further investigation under Section 156(3). If after closure, they should seek further investigation under Section 173(8). Neither done in this case… As per “Vinubhai Haribhai Malaviya vs. State of Gujarat” judgment, nod of Magistrate is needed for further investigation. A “seen and filed” endorsement is not enough,” he argued.Justice Shinde says the bench will not pass any interim order without hearing the respondents. The respondents are entitled to prior notice, the judge says.#RepublicTV #ArnabGoswami #BombayHighCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) November 5, 2020  The Republic TV editor was arrested by Raigad police yesterday morning from his Mumbai residence in an FIR registered in 2018 in relation to the suicide of Anvay Naik, an interior designer. A court at Ailbag remanded him to 14-days judicial custody till November 18.It is alleged that Anvay Naik left a suicide note written in English stating that he and his mother decided to take the extreme step on account of payments due to them not being cleared by the owners of three companies – television journalist Arnab Goswami of Republic TV, Feroz Shaikh of IcastX/Skimedia and Niteish Sarda of Smartworks.Naik said in his suicide note that his company had executed interior works for Republic TV and an amount of Rs 83 lakh was due from Goswami and ARG Outlier Meida Pvt Ltd (parent company of Republic TV). The Raigad police had closed the case in April 2019 saying that they did not find evidence against the accused named in the suicide note, including Goswami.However, in May this year, Anvay’s daughter approached the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking the case be reopened.Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had tweeted in May, “Adnya Naik had complained to me that Alibaug Police had not investigated non-payment of dues from Arnab Goswami’s Republic which drove her entrepreneur father and grandma to suicide in May 2018. I’ve ordered a CID re-investigation of the case.”Next Storylast_img read more

  • Moon Hooch, Jackson Whalan, And Lavender Fields To Perform In Boulder

    first_imgBrooklyn-based trio Moon Hooch has developed a sound in a category unto itself. Dance party meets jazz lounge. Busker meets late-night club. However you add it all up, these former students of New York City’s The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music have created a buzz that is carrying itself across the country, and rapidly at that. The band recently announced a headlining spot at Boulder, CO’s The Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 7th with special guests Jackson Whalan and Lavender Fields (purchase tickets here).James Muschler (drums), Mike Wilbur (Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Synth) and Wenzl McGowen (EWI, tenor/baritone sax, clarinet) have developed a raw, kinetic, yet sophisticated sound that vibes perfectly both in the studio and in the live setting. Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2013, the group has kept a fervent pace, as they dropped the exploratory Joshua Tree EP earlier this year, followed by Live at The Cathedral most recently back in mid-July.Another fellow student of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC, Jackson Whalan combines a love of hip-hop, electronic music, live instrumentation and socially thought-provoking lyrics. He has collaborated with Mr. Lif, Jo Jo Mayer & Nerve, Space Jesus, SOOHAN, to name a few, and is just getting things started.Multi-instrumentalist Lavender Fields is most definitely on a natural and spiritual journey of the psychedelic kind, drawing influences from the reggae, dub, electronic and classical genres. Combining analog equipment with the latest music production technologies, while concentrating on the healing sound frequencies found in nature, Lavender Fields is making music for your soul.Tickets to the Moon Hooch show at The Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 7th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, check out the Facebook Event page.Enter to win a pair of tickets below!last_img read more

  • Are You Ready to Be a ‘Win-ologist’?

    first_imgWith technology developments happening at the speed of light – everything and everyone connected, anywhere and anytime – CEOs need to be extremely flexible. They need to react immediately to changing market conditions. Putting this into practice is easier said than done, and requires tech-savviness. The true, modern-day CEO needs to be a Connected CEO. In my opinion, Connected CEOs are a new breed of business leaders who leverage agility, talent and the right partners to keep winning and drive digital transformation throughout their company.The Art of ‘Win-ology’We live in a unique time, where the pace of change is accelerating. Evolutions that previously took 50 years, are now happening in five years. What took five years, has been reduced to five months.What has not changed is the fighting spirit and the drive to win that characterize great CEOs. Or, as I would put it, they want to be win-ologists. According to Gartner’s recent CEO Survey, growth and profit are the number-one priorities of business leaders. Those may seem like obvious priorities, but more interesting is that CEOs also indicate that developing near-term and future digital routes to market are the key ways to drive growth and profit. New digital routes to market allow business leaders to sell more to existing customers or sell to new customers while, at the same time, building the business of the near future, addressing cost and increasing customer loyalty. While the idea of shifting towards digital business used to be something looming on the horizon, in 2017, it has become the main destination. CEOs know they have no choice really: they either have to become an Uber in their market, or risk being ‘Ubered’ by someone else.If CEOs want to become and/or remain win-ologists, they will need to connect the dots between the business and IT. Doing that means bringing several elements together, and can be considered an art. After all, great art succeeds in combining elements like vision, technique, emotion and medium. Likewise, the Connected CEO will need the find the right mix between talent, partnerships and business ability to reach his or her goal.TalentThe Gartner CEO survey shows that 58% of CEOs want to improve in-house technology and digital capabilities. This means that CEOs are ever more open to in-house development of strategic capabilities and especially strategic digital capabilities. From my frequent contacts with customers too, I know that the modern CEO understands how important digital processes, technology and systems are to maintaining a competitive advantage. Great CEOs are willing to invest in technological skills and capabilities.To upgrade your IT department, you will need to understand what drives your pool of ‘intellectual capital’, as I like to call it, and give your employees all the necessary tools. In this way, they will have everything at their fingertips to reach their full potential within your company. It also means recruiting the profiles with the right mindset and skills across not only your CIO but your entire executive board and your entire workforce.This evolution is accelerated now that companies start to realize that there are some downsides to moving too many workloads to the public cloud. They opted for public cloud to decrease cost and increase transparency, but the opposite happened: costs are going through the roof as they add more data services and they lose transparency. It is a commonly held view that companies can deliver services less expensively themselves by using cloud-like concepts in their in-house infrastructure. We live in a multi-cloud world.Gartner’s survey also highlights that deep digital transformation can only be driven if you set the right success criteria from the start. It reveals that 47% of CEOs are under pressure from their board of directors to make progress in the digital field. The best person within your management board to turn to for advice on how to do that is… your CIO. They can help you answer questions on how to grow digitally and how to set the best KPIs. They will also be able to clearly explain new frameworks of reference. Still, if you feel that your CIO is unable to fully focus on digital entrepreneurism due to having too much legacy process and technology to maintain, it might be wise to bring in an additional role. The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) can drive digitization forward while business continuity is maintained. A strong and connected CEO/CIO/CDO trio can put your digital house in order! The Right PartnerBuilding your digital-minded resources is a first step in the right direction. It is important to have the right skill set in-house. However, you cannot expect your teams to be experts in everything. And that’s why you will still need to work with external partners to help you on the road to digital transformation.Picking the right partner is not an easy task, and CEOs rightly expect their technology partner to bring a complete solution to the table, not just a brick in the wall, but an entire wall. A good partner will offer breadth of technological expertise, and people expertise. In the complex world that we live in, a partner needs to understand technology, understand the customer’s industry, understand the company itself and how far it has advanced in its digital transformation.Like the best team surrounds the winner, I want Dell EMC to be the right partner for your business too. Our customer relations are built on trust and long-term engagement. Together, we build the roadmap for your transformation journey.The Need for Speed: Agility Is KeyIt is a delicate balancing act to reconcile long-term plans for digital transformation while maintaining your competitive edge in the short run, especially as more and more agile and disruptive players enter the market daily. As I said earlier, changes are happening faster and faster and, to be a winner, you need to move faster than the market. If you’re not ahead, you’re behind. Agile methods have long been used by IT teams, but have recently found more success in different levels of the organization. Startups often utilize the method for their whole business model, combined with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. It allows them to architect for change very rapidly and efficiently, and to adapt to customer expectations more quickly, so it is definitely something that should find a foothold in larger organizations.A recent Forbes article stated that modern businesses need to be a combination of: 1) formal structures, 2) big data know-how and 3) action-oriented behavior. I agree with that. You could liken it to a three-legged stool that needs all three elements to keep it in balance. But stepping out of bureaucracy and moving towards adhocracy will be a challenge for many. The right software and the right tools can help you to keep your competitive advantage and do business much faster. After all, every company has essentially become a software company. The Connected CEOTo be a win-ologist, you first need to become a Connected CEO: someone who has a helicopter view at all times and breaks down silos. It’s a tough balancing act between the long term and short term, between business goals and digital transformation goals, and between connecting the right people and talent with the systems within your organization. To be successful on this exciting journey you will need to get the right profiles and partners on board. If you mix these elements in the right proportions, you will create a true work of art.We live in a complex world. It may seem a paradox but, in a complex environment, simple solutions become all the more powerful. Very much like the simplest of drawings can provoke the deepest of emotions.Let’s develop these simple solutions together! Let’s create a work of art together!last_img read more