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WIMBLEDON 2018 : 4 Winners and Losers from the draws

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Garbiñe MuguruzaThe Spanish title holder has some tricky opponents in her path but can still feel confident about her chances. British wild card Naomi Broady is up first for Muguruza and No.28 Anett Kontaveit is the first seed in her way in round three. Daria Kasatkina and Ashleign Barty  are both players who can trouble her in the fourth round but Muguruza is more experienced at this level and this tournament, while two-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber could prove to be a huge challenge in the quarter-finals. But Muguruza has won her last five meetings against Kerber, including two triumphs at Wimbledon. Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: List of players who have withdrawn from year’s third grand slam- check out Serena WilliamsSeeded No. 25, the American seven-time Wimbledon champion was slated to face a top-eight seed in the third round and that seed turned out to be No. 5 Elina Svitolina. The Ukrainian has an average 50 per cent winning record at Wimbledon (5-5 win-loss) and grass is not her best surface. While Svitolina has defeated Serena Williams in the past – notably at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – the 23-time Grand Slam champion can feel confident about her chances through the first few rounds in south-west London.Madison Keys could be a possible landmine for Williams in the fourth round before potential quarter-finals against the likes of Caroline Wozniacki and CoCo Vandeweghe.Williams avoided grass favourites like two-time winner Petra Kvitova  and defending champion Gabrine Muguruza, who are both on the other side of the draw. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Roger FedererSeeded No.1 and gunning for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon trophy, Roger Federer can be pleased with the draw he has been handed. The 36-year-old Swiss opens his campaign against Serb world No.57 Dusan Lajovic, who lost to Federer in the Wimbledon second round last year. The first seed Federer could take on No.32 Leonardo Mayer in the second round, who has lost both his matches against the 20-time Grand Slam champion.A tricky test possibly awaits Federer in the fourth round against No.16 seed Borna Coric, who was the victor in the Halle final, but it’s worth nothing that the young Croat has won just one match at the All England Club in three previous appearances. Federer has 91 wins to 11 losses at Wimbledon in comparison. TAGSRafael NadalRoger FedererSerena WilliamsWimbledon 2018Wimbledon 2018 Draw SHARE Formula 1 Wimbledon 2018 is around the corner. Draws are out. As always some players have got safe passage to the next rounds and some have drawn dangerous opponents in the first round itself. Here is a look at four winners and four losers of the Wimbledon Draws.WINNERS Stan WawrinkaAfter drawing Murray in the first round in Eastbourne this week, Stan Warwinka’s  luck did not get any better as he was paired with No.6 seed Grigor Dimitrov for his opener at Wimbledon. Yet to hit his top form ever since he returned from double knee surgery this season, Wawrinka has his work cut out for him from the get-go.Karolina PliskovaFor someone who has plenty of weapons to cause some serious damage on grass, Karolina Pliskova has never made it past the second round at Wimbledon and has lost in that stage on each of her last five visits here. The No.7 seed might struggle to improve on her record at the tournament with ex-world No.1 Victoria Azarenka lurking as a potential second round opponent for her next week.Birmingham semi-finalist Mihaela Buzarnescu is the first seed Pliskova could face, in the third round, before a possible showdown with last year’s runner-up and five-time Wimbledon champion in the fourth round. Maria SharapovaThe Russian No.24 seed, Maria Sharapova, is back at Wimbledon for the first time since 2015 but will need to dig deep if she wants to replicate her semi-final performance from three years ago.After the first round against her compatriot, qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko, Sharapova could face gritty Greek Maria Sakkari in her second match. Former Roland-Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko is a possible third round while title contender Kvitova potentially awaits in the last-16.Meanwhile India’s top singles player Yuki Bhambri also has been handed tough draw and will his meet old nemesis Thomas Fabbiano in his Wimbledon opener and as many as six Indians will feature in the doubles main draw at the grass court Major.Bhambri has clashed with the Italian thrice but does not have encouraging results, having lost to him on all occasions.The last time they met was at the Nottingham Challenger event in 2017. In fact, Yuki, ranked 85th, has managed to take only a set from Fabbiano, ranked 121, but the Indian is in tremendous form and is keen to change the stats.“It’s difficult one. Hope, I can change the result this time,” Yuki said talking to PTI.In the doubles, probably for first time six players are featuring in the men’s doubles with Grand Slam debutants Vishnu Vardhan and Sriram Balaji to open their campaign against Wesley Koolhof and Marcus Daniell.Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin, seeded 12th, are up against Alex De Minaur and John Millman.Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin will take on Dusan Lajovic and Mirza Basic.The left-handed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, playing at Wimbledon for the second year in a row, with American partner Austin Krajicek, have been drawn to meet Sander Arends and Matwe Middelkoop.Divij Sharan and his Kiwi partner Artem Sitak will take on Radu Albot and Malek Jaziri. Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeEGO Power+Goodbye, Gas! This is the Most Powerful Blower.EGO Power+E! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! Online24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsWith a 4-0 winning record against possible quarter-final opponent Kevin Anderson, it appears Federer could have a smooth path to the semi-finals, where a potential blockbuster against No.3 seed Marin Cilic could materialise. Cricket Sport News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 30, 2018 center_img Previous articleWorld Cup 2018: Who are the top Adidas Golden Boot contender?Next articleFootball transfers: Rooney signs up for Major League Soccer club DC United. Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football ATP Tour Sport News ATP Tour Facebook Twitter LOSERSAndy MurrayThe draw gods have not been too kind to Andy Murry who will need to be at his running best to counter the variety and unpredictability of his first-round opponent Benoit Paire. The creative Frenchman, who forced Federer to save two match points in the second round at Halle last week, is hardly the kind of player one would want to face after months of recovery from hip surgery.If Murray passes his first hurdle, either Jeremy Chardy or No. 26 seed Denis Shapovalov await in the second round. Chardy has won 12 of 14 grass court matches contested this month (won the Surbiton Challenger, final in s-Hertogenbosch, semi-finals at Queen’s), while Shapovalov is a fearless, teenage lefty who has wins over the likes of Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro. Murray will certainly have no time to ease into the fortnight. Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out Sport News WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing Bett1Open 2021 Final: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, head to head, live stream, all you need to know YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Daria Kasatkina vs Ons Jabeur, head to head, live stream, all you need to know Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know WIMBLEDON 2018 : 4 Winners and Losers from the draws Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportTennis Cricket Rafael NadalThis could very much be the year Rafa Nadal finally recaptures his former glory at Wimbledon as he’s been given a draw that steers him clear from many of the power-serving, huge-hitting opponents who have troubled him at the All England Club in recent years.The first seed he could face is Italian Marco Cecchinato, whose ranking was given a major boost by making the semi-finals at Roland Garros earlier this month and is admittedly not at his best on grass. Diego Schwartzman or Fabio Fognini could play Nadal in the fourth round, while Juan Martin Del Potro or Davin Goffin are the highest seeds he could square off against in the quarter-finals.The likes of Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic, Kevin Anderson, Sam Querrey and many other unwanted opponents for Nadal are all in the other half of the draw.last_img read more

Investrust Bank Plc 2005 Annual Report

first_imgInvestrust Bank Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Investrust Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investrust Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investrust Bank Plc (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileInvestrust Bank Plc is a wholly-owned commercial and retail financial services institution in Zambia, providing products and services in two segments: retail and operations, and wholesale banking. Investrust Bank offers a wide range of transactional accounts, aswell as solutions for wealth building, sole proprietor accounts, club society accounts and farmer accounts. The company offers short- to medium-term finance for project and working capital requirements, contractual and project security through guarantees, bid and performance bonds, and advance payment bonds. Its lease financing division is focused on movable and immovable assets in agriculture, tourism, information technology, transport and mining. Other financial service offerings range from discounting of bills of exchange, invoice discounting and shipment financing to buying and selling government securities, commercial papers trading, and treasury call accounts. Investrust Bank has a national network with 27 branches and 3 agencies located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Investrust Bank Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

First Mutual Holdings Limited 2012 Presentation

first_imgFirst Mutual Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (  2012 presentation Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.last_img read more

The Centrica share price is rising. Should I buy today?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 | More on: CNA Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Centrica (LSE: CNA) share price has been charging higher this year. Year-to-date, the stock is up around 17%. The FTSE All-Share Index has returned just 8% over the same period.Over the past 12 months, the utility supplier has achieved an even better performance, adding nearly 40%. The index has returned just 21%, excluding dividends, over the same time frame.  5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…While past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential, I think the stock’s recent gains tell a story. The market’s view of the business has changed as it progresses with its turnaround plans.And with that in mind, I’ve been reviewing Centrica shares to see if it could be worth adding the stock to my portfolio as a recovery play.Centrica share price outlook Over the past few years, I tried to stay away from Centrica. The British Gas owner has struggled to fight off competition and keep costs low. Unfortunately, it has also suffered from a misguided diversification plan.For example, the group’s expansion into oil and gas production with a business called Spirit Energy only served to distract management from the company’s real problems. The current management is trying to rectify these issues. It’s forecasting £100m in cost savings this year. The sale of another business, Direct Energy, has also freed up cash to reduce debt. Net debt at the end of the first quarter was down to £0.5bn, from £3bn after the sale of Direct Energy. The company seems to be moving in the right direction, and this is having a positive impact on the Centrica share price. However, it’s clear to me the group still has a long way to go.Challenges aheadAfter recent asset sales, British Gas is now the group’s largest division, making up about half of revenue and 63% of underlying operating profit last year.Unfortunately, British Gas made underlying operating profits of £281m in the company’s last financial year, down from £304m in the previous. As a result, overall group underlying profit declined 31%. These declines illustrate the challenges the company’s facing. Customers are finding better deals elsewhere. What’s more, Centrica is currently caught up in a bitter fight with its staff. Earlier this year, the group sacked hundreds of its engineers through a controversial fire-and-rehire scheme to help reduce costs. This aggressive tactic hasn’t helped the group’s reputationConsidering all of the above, even though the Centrica share price has outperformed the market recently, I wouldn’t buy the stock. I think the business still has a lot of work to do before claiming its recovery is complete. In the meantime, competitors may continue to take market share. This could depress profits and revenues further, which could have a negative impact on the stock price. I think there are plenty of other companies out there with brighter prospects. The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… The Centrica share price is rising. Should I buy today? 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We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Scotland beat France in Paris for first time in 22 years

first_img Scotland beat France in Paris for first time in 22 yearsParis when it drizzles! This Six Nations finale at the Stade de France may not have been the end-to-end display of running rugby expected – the wet conditions playing their part – but it still delivered plenty of drama, as so many games in this year’s championship have.The match featured six tries, two sin-binnings and a red card, but it was the 20-plus phases leading to Duhan van der Merwe’s late score that stood out as Scotland beat France in Paris for the first time this century.The cheers at Scotland’s 27-23 victory were matched in Wales, as the fact France failed in their attempt to score four tries and win by 21 points mean it is Alun Wyn Jones’s side who lift the championship title.Related content: How Wales won the 2021 Six NationsHere’s how the game played out…Scotland beat France in Paris for first time in 22 yearsMidway through the first half Scotland led 10-3 thanks to a van der Merwe try and a conversion and penalty from Finn Russell.There were question marks over the winger’s try, which came following a five-metre lineout. George Turner broke from the maul first, then Hamish Watson made some ground before van der Merwe picked up and burrowed over. The French queried the score for a double movement but referee Wayne Barnes stuck with his decision. Late Duhan van der Merwe try delivers historic Six Nations victory Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe (centre) celebrates his winning try (SNS Group/Getty Images) Scotland NEVER give up. Duhan van der Merwe scores with the very last play of the game to secure the win in Paris! #GuinnessSixNations #FRAvSCO— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 26, 2021Adam Hastings added the final flourish with a conversion to leave Scots and Welsh united in delight. Despite their historic win, Scotland finish fourth in the table and dejected France take the runners-up spot behind the Welsh. The first score of the game goes to Scotland! Game on in Paris. #GuinnessSixNations #FRAvSCO— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 26, 2021Scotland’s kicking game – and France’s attempts to run the ball out of their 22 – kept the hosts pinned in their own half for much of the first half-hour, but then momentum swung les Bleus’ way.The Scots conceded a succession of penalties and the pressure eventually told from a five-metre scrum. Gregory Alldritt broke from the back and fed Antoine Dupont, who sent a huge pass out to Damian Penaud. The wing stepped infield and offloaded to Brice Dulin to score in the corner. Romain Ntamack converted from the touchline to make it 13-10.Brice Dulin scores for France just before half-time after being put in by Damian Penaud, right (Inpho)Things got worse for Scotland before the half-time whistle when Stuart Hogg was sin-binned, a victim of repeated infringements by his team. From that penalty, Ntamack kicked to the corner but Nick Haining made a crucial intervention to steal the lineout.France got their second try early soon after the break – and it was a beauty. Dulin marked a kick in the French 22, then tapped and ran. Next came Ntamack and then Arthur Vincent, which took play to halfway.Virimi Vakatawa took the move on and produced a sublime offload to Penaud, who chipped ahead and touched down his own kick despite being felled by Ali Price. Barnes was due to award a penalty try for an off-the-ball tackle by Price had Penaud not already scored the try. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Penaud launched another attack from his own line in the 54th minute that saw Gael Fickou take play to the Scotland 22 but the visitors secured possession following a Dupont chip, were awarded a penalty and took play deep into the French half.Sam Johnson got close to scoring from a set lineout move but he was brought down a few metres from the posts. France then conceded a series of penalties and Scotland opted for a series of five-metre lineouts, which led to another David Cherry try.The hooker scored twice against Italy and crossed again in Paris. Scotland won ball at the back of the lineout, set the maul and as Swan Rebbadj ripped the ball it fell perfectly for Cherry, who darted over. Russell’s conversion gave Scotland a two-point lead.Hooker George Turner roars his approval as Scotland open up an early lead at Stade de France (inpho)Rebbadj was quick to make amends, finding a big gap to dive over from close range following a couple of lineouts close to the Scottish line. Ntamack missed the conversion, making it 23-20 going into the last 15 minutes.Scotland came again and opted for more lineouts rather than a kick at goal that would have drawn the scores level. It was to no avail as Russell was sent off in the 71st minute for leading with the forearm to the neck of tackler Dulin – the fifth red card in this year’s Six Nations.It was 14 men v 14 men for the closing minutes, however, as France’s penalty count grew too high and Baptiste Serin was the one shown yellow.Penalties were awarded this way and that as the match drew to a close, but it was the Scots who took the most advantage – kicking into France’s 22 and launching from their lineout once more. They showed great patience to go through more than 20 phases to eventually create the space for van der Merwe to cross out wide. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

‘A veces uno tiene que dejar de lado su dolor…

first_img‘A veces uno tiene que dejar de lado su dolor y dar palabras de ánimo’ Testimonio / Diácono Jairo Chiran Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal News Service] Acompañar a una comunidad religiosa no es fácil, mucho menos en tiempo de tragedia. El diácono Jairo Chiran Guillén, de 31 años, enfrenta ahora mismo un momento difícil para su comunidad y para su propia familia tras el terremoto del 16 de abril en Ecuador: quince familias de su feligresía han perdido sus casas, la iglesia está inhabitable y su propia vivienda fue parcialmente destruida.El diácono Chiran fue ordenado hace apenas un mes y realiza trabajo pastoral en la iglesia Santiago Apóstol, en La Pilas, Portoviejo. “Los temblores siguen. No tenemos iglesia, pero lo más duro es que hay mucha gente afectada. Por momentos escasea la comida, la situación es muy difícil”, dijo a ENS.El día del terremoto, el diácono Chiran había ido hasta su casa, a unos 20 minutos de la iglesia, para recoger a su esposa cuando la tragedia ocurrió. Su esposa —como muchas otras personas— sufrió una crisis nerviosa. Luego de ayudarla y cerciorarse de que sus hijos estaban bien, salió en su motocicleta hacia la parroquia.“Era doloroso ver tanta casa destruida, gente llorando por lo ocurrido, sin saber aún si habían fallecidos…Fue una tragedia”, contó.Al llegar a la parroquia, algunos feligreses se hicieron presentes y consiguieron comida para ofrecer a los vecinos que habían perdido sus casas. La noche que les esperaba sería larga y el trabajo no ha parado desde entonces.El diácono Chiran trabaja como enfermero de lunes a viernes y se dedica a la labor pastoral los fines de semana. En medio de la tragedia, sus dos vocaciones han sido de gran ayuda. Sin embargo, él mismo expresa que atestiguar tanto dolor no es tarea fácil: “La situación duele, mucha gente de mi comunidad se ha quedado sin nada. Una compañera de trabajo murió en el terremoto. Nuestra casa está muy dañada…Pero a veces uno tiene que dejar de lado su dolor y dar palabras de ánimo”.La Diócesis Litoral está buscando maneras de ayudar a comunidades como las del diácono Chiran; sin embargo, la falta de fondos limita su trabajo. “Ayuda de la diócesis aún no he recibido, pero el obispo ha prometido que si se concreta una ayuda médica de Puerto Rico, nuestra comunidad será parte del programa”, dijo Chiran.Tres días después del terremoto fue un grupo de la iglesia de Santa Elena, una provincia cercana, el cual llegó con 130 raciones de comida y 140 galones de agua. “La ayuda de los hermanos fue una bendición. Nuestra comunidad ya no tenía comida, ni mi propia familia”, aseguró.Pero el dolor y la tragedia no han frenado el deseo del diácono Chiran de servir a su comunidad. “En la ordenación nosotros repetimos: ‘Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece’, sin duda él nos está dando fuerza. El trabajo apenas comienza, esto es sólo una prueba”, aseguró.— Clara Villatoro es una periodista que reside en El Salvador. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Por Clara VillatoroPosted Apr 28, 2016 Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

first_img Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo CopyHouses•Guarujá, Brazil Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 62 Share Area:  805 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta CafardoSave this projectSaveJungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo Projects 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Samanta Cafardo, Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: B&B Italia, Baxter, Gervasoni, Paola Lenti, Roll & Hill, Antonangeli Illuminazione, Estudio Campana, Eumenes, INNTEC, Knoll, R&R Company Products translation missing: Products used in this ProjectExterior DeckingAccoyaAccoya® DeckingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesInteriors :Diana RadomyslerLandscape Designer :Isabel DupratStructure Engineer :Leão Associados, Eng. João Rubens LeãoMEP:Grau EngenhariaContractor :Eng. Rogerio BiralAuthor:Marcio KoganCo Author:Samanta CafardoProject Team :Carlos Costa, Eline Ostyn, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Fernanda NeivaCity:GuarujáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The project is located on the paulista shore in the region of the Rain Forest and the land has a mountainous topography with dense vegetation. The introduction of this house to this landscape has the objective of optimizing the connection between architecture and nature, privileging the view looking out to the ocean and the incidence of sunlight in the internal spaces.  Furthermore, the positioning of the house on the site obeyed the previously-open area in the vegetation.   Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe main volume of the house is elevated from the ground and seems built into the topography.  The house, therefore, projects itself out from the mountain. The contact elements between the slope and the construction – as for example the wooden decks – were shaped to respect the existing land, thereby creating an organic interaction between nature and the architectural elements. In the part that it comes out of the mountain, the structure touches the ground with only two pillars.  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe 3 floors of Jungle House create a clear programmatic division for the project: the ground floor houses a large covered wooden deck, connected to a small room for the children; on the first floor there are six bedrooms – five of them with small verandas with hammocks – and a tv room; the third and last floor is the social area of the house, including a swimming pool, a living room and the kitchen.    Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThus, the architecture defined an inverted vertical organization of the program when compared to what is usually done in single-family houses: while the pool and the social areas are on the roof, the bedrooms are located on the floor below. The deck is on the ground floor- protected by the projection of the house – is an ample and generous space that configures a shaded shelter for the children to play.  The utility rooms are also located on this story.          Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFrom the wooden deck on the ground floor starts the stairs to access the house volume that “interrupts” the concrete slab. Before entering the closed space, one passes an intermediary space, enveloped by concrete and which houses a luminous work by the artist Olafur Eliasson.  The interiors project sought to create a modern atmosphere, offering a cozy feeling necessary to remain in this tropical environment. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe landscape recomposes the native species.  When one is in the house, the relationship with the surrounding vegetation occurs not only through the view but also through the plants that surround the wooden decks.  On the ground floor, you can stroll in the midst of trees; on the first floor, light enters filtered through the tree-tops; and on the roof, there is the vegetation with the ocean in the background.  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe architecture of the house privileged the use of exposed concrete and wood, as much in the interior spaces as well as the exterior.  The bedrooms have wooden sun-screens, small brises-soleil, mounted as folding doors that can be manipulated by the users according to the climactic needs.  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn the Jungle House, the project began with a transversal cut which allowed for the positioning of the pool to be semi-built-in to the slab thereby not losing any area on the floor below.  Furthermore, the infinity pool as well as the raised border relative to the height of the deck makes it such that the view and the landscape serve as an extension of the pool waterline. To lessen the height of the top floor and thus get an external proportion more horizontal to this volume, the floor in the living room was lowered by 27 cm relative to the external wooden deck.   Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis last floor offers a spatial sensation which synthesizes the principles of the house: on one side, there is a deck which houses the hot tub and the sauna – where there is an intense relation between the architecture and the mountain and its vegetation; on the other side, a ground fireplace and the pool; in the center – between these two free spaces – is the living room open to both sides and with cross-ventilation.  This social space has a radical relation with nature, by means of both the view of the ocean as well as the proximity to the forest in the mountain.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow less6 Castle Fortresses Across Europe, as Selected by SketchfabArticlesAustralian Institute of Architects Announces Winners of 2016 SA Architecture AwardsArchitecture News Share ArchDaily Year:  Brazil CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowSamanta CafardoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuarujáOn InstagramBrazilPublished on July 07, 2016Cite: “Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo” 07 Jul 2016. 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International monitors to visit Odessa, Ukraine

first_imgOn May 2, 2014, at least 48 anti-fascists and trade unionists were killed when neo-Nazis attacked a protest encampment in Odessa, Ukraine, and set fire to the nearby House of Trade Unions. Hundreds more were injured. Many were forced to flee the country. Others were arrested and put on trial, while the perpetrators walked free.Since then, the U.S.-backed government in Kiev, which helped unleash the attack against its political opponents in Odessa, has blocked every attempt to investigate the crime and prosecute those responsible.Now, as the second anniversary of the tragic event approaches, both sides are squaring up for a new confrontation.Family members and friends of the murdered activists, led by the Mothers Committee for May 2, are determined to hold a memorial event on the Kulikovo Field where their loved ones died.Delegations from several countries plan to monitor and support the event, including deputies of the European Parliament and activists from the U.S.-based United National Antiwar Coalition.Neo-Nazi groups like Right Sector, Svoboda, Automaidan and Maidan Self-Defense, which routinely and violently attack such commemorations, have threatened the organizers and vowed to prevent the memorial from taking place.Behind them, the Ukrainian government headed by President Petro Poroshenko and Odessa Regional Governor Mikhael Saakashvili — a U.S. stooge and former president of the republic of Georgia, on the run from corruption and war crime charges in his own country — are mobilizing police and the fascist-dominated National Guard from all over Ukraine to “maintain order” in Odessa. (, April 19)Hero City under siegeOdessa is one of the “Hero Cities” of the former Soviet Union, honored for the part its residents played in resisting Nazi occupation during World War II.Hitler’s modern-day successors have special hatred for this city. Like many major seaports, Odessa has long been a diverse, inclusive and multinational city. That was reinforced through decades of socialist development when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.It’s no surprise, then, that the forces behind Ukraine’s 2014 coup single out Odessa residents for abuse. And yet, the people of this Hero City keep resisting.On Jan. 28, when the Security Services of Ukraine (SBU, the Ukrainian FBI) and neo-Nazis targeted a housing complex where many Vietnamese migrants live, busting down residents’ doors and robbing their savings, people fought back and chased the armed goons into the street. Some youth even tried to commandeer their vehicles. ( raid was also denounced by the Foreign Ministry of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.On April 10, hundreds of Odessa residents, including many elderly veterans of World War II, came out to commemorate the anniversary of the city’s 1944 liberation from fascism by the Red Army and local partisans. Viciously attacked by neo-Nazis, they fought back, chanting “Banderites, get out of Odessa! Fascism will not pass!” “Banderite” refers to Stepan Bandera, an early Nazi collaborator and icon of right-wing Ukrainian nationalists.The city is plastered with posters, put up at night, urging people to come to the memorial on May 2.“The neo-Nazis attack seniors and children,” noted Alexey Albu, former Odessa Regional Deputy and survivor of the May 2 massacre, after an assault on family members in March. “But the situation will change. The Ukrainian government, which protects the ultra-nationalists, is bursting at the seams. After its overthrow, those responsible will be identified and punished.” (Fort Russ, March 27)International solidarityThe United National Antiwar Coalition is sending a delegation of U.S.-based anti-war and human rights activists to Odessa to join other international groups monitoring the memorial. UNAC is also appealing to people to contact their elected officials, along with local and national media, and demand they pay attention to what is happening in Odessa.A statement issued by UNAC supporting the memorial and calling for a United Nations investigation of the 2014 events reads in part: “On May 2, 2016, a memorial will be held in Odessa, Ukraine, to honor the memory of scores of pro-democracy activists who were brutally murdered on that date in Odessa two years ago.“There is no reason for the city authorities to forbid a peaceful memorial, but right-wing radicals — some of whom are believed to have been involved in the events of 2014 — have declared that they will not allow it to proceed. … We call on the governments of Odessa, Ukraine, and the United States to ensure that the civic rights of those attending the May 2 memorial in Odessa will be respected, including the delegations of international monitors who will be present on that day.“We further respectfully appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Committee to initiate an international investigation into the events of May 2, 2014, as requested by family members, friends and supporters of those who died on that day.”Signers include former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark; former U.S. Congressperson and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney; award-winning journalist John Pilger; U.S. Peace Council; International Action Center Co-Director Sara Flounders; BAYAN-USA Chairperson Bernadette Ellorin; Black Agenda Report editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley; UNAC Co-Coordinators Marilyn Levin and Joe Lombardo; and many more.To read the full statement and list of endorsers, sign on to the statement and get updates, visit thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cholera in Haiti: U.S. helped cover up UN’s role

first_imgCholera victims in Haiti await treatment.The cholera epidemic that officially killed 9,361 people in Haiti and infected 786,530 after it was introduced by the United Nations’ Minustah troops in October 2010 had an even more pernicious effect than the earthquake which ravaged Haiti earlier that year.This should be kept in mind when reading the U.N. report released this August by Philip Alston, which for the first time admits the U.N. role in introducing cholera into Haiti. ( was pernicious, not just for the number of people killed — although scientists studying the spread of cholera in Haiti have challenged the official figures as too low — but for the assault on human rights and dignity. These have been systematically and consistently violated by the U.N.’s refusal to recognize its legal and moral responsibilities.The U.N. still refuses to admit what it did in its Minustah camp on the Méyè (Meille) River near Mirebelais that caused the death of thousands of Haitians and the debilitating illness of hundreds of thousands more.Minustah is an acronym for the U.N. occupation force in Haiti. Minustah has been the main military force in Haiti since June 2004, when it took over from a coalition of U.S., French and Canadian imperialist troops that had occupied Haiti two months earlier.In short, Minustah is a cover for the continued imperialist occupation of Haiti, especially meant to hide the dominant U.S. role. This occupation is aimed at preventing Haiti’s people from taking an independent political direction, as they did when they twice elected Jean Bertrand Aristide as president.A new book, “Deadly River: Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti,” exposes how the U.N., with the active and essential assistance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hid its own responsibility. The author, Ralph R. Frerichs, is a retired epidemiologist from the University of California, Los Angeles.Frerichs’ book relies on and reports the work of Renaud Piarroux, a French expert on cholera. Piarroux began his on-the-ground investigation of cholera in Haiti shortly after the first case was confirmed on Oct. 22, 2010.Frerichs documents how the U.N. and the CDC distorted the science and the facts about the origin of the disease and tried to shift the blame onto dilapidated and deficient sanitation in Haiti. This follows the recipe for one of the oldest tricks in ruling-class propaganda: blame the victims.The clearest example of the role of the CDC in this cover-up is an Oct. 29, 2010, interview of Eric Mintz by NPR Senior Science Reporter Joe Palca. Mintz is a medical epidemiologist from the CDC who was in Haiti helping the Haitian government with its investigation of the cholera epidemic.A Haitian caller asked: “And there’s a rumor in the Haitian community that the source of the cholera was from U.N. soldiers, Nepalese U.N. soldiers who were emptying their latrines upriver from where it happened. Is that true?” Mintz responded: “Well, I’ve heard that rumor. It is circulating here in Haiti, and we have no evidence at all to support it.” And then he went on to talk about some scientifically unfounded theories about its spread in Haiti.Frerichs makes the point that many nongovernmental organizations and international health organizations believed that challenging Minustah’s sanitation would make its role in guaranteeing “security and stability” in Haiti precarious.The corporate media in the U.S. are only now giving publicity to the recent report by Alston that says the epidemic “would not have broken out but for the actions of the United Nations.” As early as November 2010, the Haitian press was documenting the U.N.’s responsibility and the Haitian people were in the streets protesting.The U.S.-based media could have put major pressure on the U.N. much earlier. Workers World published an article on Nov. 24, 2010, describing the protests in Haiti and the reports in the Haitian press.Even after the Alston report, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon still hasn’t formally accepted direct responsibility. U.N. lawyers, who are from the U.S. Department of Justice, were successful in getting the U.S. Court of Appeals to accept the U.N. claim of “sovereign immunity.” This allowed the U.N. to refuse to appear in court when 5,000 Haitian victims of cholera brought a case against the U.N. (New York Times, Aug. 18)The situation is still extremely fluid, and strong criticism has been raised about the U.N.’s role in Haiti and elsewhere. Despite — or because of — the Minustah occupation, Haiti’s government is still unstable.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

US military at Guantanamo try to implicate Al-Jazeera cameraman’s lawyer

first_img United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at US military attempts to threaten and discredit British lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, who is defending an Al-Jazeera cameraman, Sudanese citizen Sami Al-Haj, held at the US navy’s Guantanamo Bay base since 13 June 2002. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is trying to claim that Stafford-Smith encouraged three Guantanamo Bay detainees to commit suicide.“Do the Guantanamo military authorities think they can escape blame for the inhuman treatment of their detainees by making such stupid and crass accusations against Stafford-Smith?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “Defence rights are constantly flouted at Guantanamo. Lawyers can barely get access to their clients. It is hard to see how a lawyer could advise three detainees to commit suicide when he was not even defending them. This alone is sufficient grounds to close the camp.”The press freedom organisation added: “The failure to execute the supreme court decision of 29 June invalidating special military tribunals and the attempts by congress now to hastily create a legal basis for Guantanamo clearly show that the US authorities are trying at all costs to make us forget that most of the detainees have never been charged. We reiterate our call for the release of Al-Haj, who has been held for no reason for four years and denied treatment.”In a note to Reporters Without Borders, Stafford-Smith said he was threatened with imprisonment by an American NCO at Guantanamo on the morning of 5 August after he asked to see two of his clients (one of them Al-Haj), who are identified at the base by the numbers 905 and 906. To Stafford-Smith’s surprise, the NCO said his clients were refusing to see him. He went on to accuse Stafford-Smith of violating the camp’s rules by encouraging one of his clients, Saudi citizen Shaker Aamer (“number 239”) to go on hunger strike, although Stafford-Smith had in fact been unable to see him during his preceding visit a month before. The NCO than threatened to have Stafford-Smith arrested by the US justice department.Stafford-Smith said he discovered that another of his clients, Mohammed El Gharani, a young Chadian, was constantly pressured by guards to implicate him during July and August. Tortured and subjected to racist taunts, he had been placed with Shaker Aamer in the high-security Camp Echo section of Guantanamo in March in an attempt to get Aamer to give up his hunger strike.Gharani was then forced to confess – under pain of being moved to the maximum-security Camp 5 unit – that Aamer had told him that Stafford-Smith had urged him to go on hunger strike and had encouraged three other detainees – two Saudis and a Yemeni – to commit suicide. In fact, Stafford-Smith had never acted for these three and does not even known their names.Despite calls from the international community for Guantanamo’s closure and despite announcements of more respect for defence rights, “no information filters out about the condition of detainees, not even to their lawyers,” Stafford-Smith told Reporters Without Borders. “The military authorities assure me that Al-Haj, who I briefly saw a couple of weeks ago, is being treated for his throat cancer but I have no way of verifying that,” he added. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns attempts to intimidate and discredit British lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, who is defending a Sudanese cameraman, Sami Al-Haj, held at Guantanamo Bay since 13 June 2002. The press freedom organisation reiterates its call for Al-Haj’s release. to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Organisation News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists September 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US military at Guantanamo try to implicate Al-Jazeera cameraman’s lawyer RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more