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EU’s Oettinger: German nuclear deal is fair

first_img European Union energy commissioner Gunether Oettinger yesterday welcomed Germany’s nuclear energy move made by the government on Sunday, saying plans to grant nuclear plants longer life cycles tied in with wider energy plans for the bloc.Talking to reporters at an energy conference in Munich, he said: “The EU wants to lay down a focus for the next 10 years of energy policy in the winter and Germany’s decision fits in exactly at the right time.”The compromise between chancellor Angela Merkel, utilities and many other stakeholders was “fair”, he said. “I am also pleased that additional funds for renewables will be brought in as part of the provisions.” Burdens from the deal for utilities in the shape of a fuel tax and funds that they have to provide to the promotion of renewable energies, would probably be shouldered. “I am certain everyone’s done their sums and it was correctly measured.”Oettinger also said he was convinced the plan would stand up to possible challenges in constitutional courts. The EU Commission was planning soon to get directives on the way that would aim to solve nuclear waste repository issues, he added. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ EU’s Oettinger: German nuclear deal is fair whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proofcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fan KCS-content Tags: NULL Monday 6 September 2010 8:17 pmlast_img read more

University Press ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgUniversity Press ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about University Press ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Toulouse set to wear special kit in upcoming semi final in honour of Notre Dame tragedy

first_imgWednesday Apr 17, 2019 Toulouse set to wear special kit in upcoming semi final in honour of Notre Dame tragedy Ahead of Toulouse’s clash with Leinster in the Champions Cup this weekend, the team have shared a special shirt they will be wearing in honour of the fire at Notre Dame.ADVERTISEMENTThe iconic Parisian cathedral suffered devastating fire damage on Monday, and the French giants will wear a shirt with a white depiction of the building in the middle when they play at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.This is a great gesture by Toulouse, and many other French teams would surely have followed. Unfortunately, Toulouse are the only French team remaining in the Champions Cup, while Clermont Auvergne and La Rochelle remain in the Challenge Cup, meaning all other French teams are without a game. However, footballing giants PSG are also wearing a commemorative shirt similar to Toulouse’s.WATCH: Toulouse winger Cheslin Kolbe scores another miraculous try Already, hundreds of millions of euros have been raised for the rebuilding of the 14th century cathedral, and Toulouse will be doing their part in remembering such a symbol of French culture and history.The video below features Stade Toulouse president Didier Lacroix and is in French but for those who don’t understand, you can at least see the jersey ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

HG House / Cristian Hrdalo

first_imgCopyHouses•Cachagua, Chile HG House / Cristian Hrdalo Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects HG House / Cristian HrdaloSave this projectSaveHG House / Cristian Hrdalo Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 20 Share Architects: Cristian Hrdalo Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCristian HrdaloOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCachaguaChilePublished on June 02, 2016Cite: “HG House / Cristian Hrdalo” 02 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?智利 HG 住宅 / Cristian Hrdalo是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs 2010 ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Photographs:  Nico Saieh, Cristian HrdaloArchitect In Charge:Cristian HrdaloCity:CachaguaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. HG House is a house on the beach for my parents, for them it was very important that the house could receive all the family and guests and also to function at a reduced size when they were alone.Save this picture!Plan 1“When an architect design for a relative, there is some experimental freedom, but then the next commission you must validate your work through the client.”Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!SectionUnder these conditions the house was conceived as the interaction between three volumetric elements: the guest’s area, service area and the master bedroom, then the gaps between these opaque and private elements accommodate the public areas such as the living room, dining room which generate the connection to the outside. The volume that hosts the guests can be closed off when the owners are alone.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!Courtesy of Cristian HrdaloThe plot has great ocean view but in the front it was exposed in a corner to both streets, which is why the house protects its own privacy from outside burrowing, without losing transparency, hiding the main access, parking lots, without losing the connection with the garden, the sun and sea views.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!ElevationThe house is completely built in concrete with a handcraft raw table cast. Because of a condominium regulations the volume of the second floor has to be painted in white, which with the years and the humidity turn to green, so we paint it with a diluted paint so texture of the concrete allows the dirt more than a flawless white.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Bamboo Garden / Atelier REPSelected ProjectsHouse in Lago Sul Qi 25 / Sérgio Parada Arquitetos AssociadosSelected Projects Share “COPY”last_img read more

Tim Hunter next chair of IFC

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There is plenty of new talent and plenty of new ideas out there – especially some very innovative stuff from the developing fundraising world that is rarely heard about in the West – and they need to be heard at IFC. The IFC is the only truly global fundraising conference, so if new ideas are to be presented, it has to be here.Simon Collings, chief executive of the Resource Alliance, which organises the IFC, said: Tim is the ideal person to take forward Judy’s work. Like Judy, Tim is a senior practising fundraiser. He knows the current challenges and trends from the inside so he’s in a strong position to ensure the IFC remains highly relevant.The IFC chair is appointed to serve a two-year term by the board of the Resource Alliance.The IFC takes place in Leeuwenhorst in the Netherlands from 23-26 October. The NSPCC’s Tim Hunter is the new chair of the board of the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) and he will succeed Judy Beard, Macmillan Cancer Support’s director of fundraising and communications when her term ends after the IFC in October this year.A new board will be announced in the next few weeks. Hunter aims to search for new speakers and forward-thinking fundraising topics to ensure the IFC cements its position as ‘the’ forum for new thinking in fundraising.My primary focus is exploring and finding innovation – how do we make sure we identify and bring to people’s attention the new and exciting things that are taking place in a hundred different places for thousands of different causes? said Hunter. Advertisement Tim Hunter About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tim Hunter next chair of IFC  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 August 2007 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

Salvation Army iPhone app

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  131 total views,  1 views today Advertisement The Salvation Army USA has created an iPhone app which lets you download the sound of a bell. You can then join in the SA’s traditional Christmas fundraising of handbell ringing.Quirky and funny.  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Salvation Army iPhone app Howard Lake | 18 January 2010 | Newslast_img read more

CRUK Hampton Court Festival Garden to focus on legacies

first_img Melanie May | 24 June 2019 | News CRUK Hampton Court Festival Garden to focus on legacies Cancer Research UK has teamed up with designer Tom Simpson for its garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, designed to raise awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills to Cancer Research UK’s progress.Simpson won a gold medal at his first ever RHS show at Hampton Court last year and has been listed as one of Pro Landscaper’s 30 under 30. For Cancer Research UK’s Pledge Pathway To Progress garden, he has taken inspiration from supporters working together with researchers to beat cancer for future generations by pledging a gift in their Will to the charity.The planting scheme is richly scented and vibrant, designed to address the changes that patients can experience in their senses during chemotherapy as well as to help improve mood and wellbeing.Dotted amongst the garden are carved timber stakes. Eight of these are ‘pledge’ stakes containing the name of a supporter and why they have pledged a gift in their Will. Ten are ‘progress’ stakes containing a moment in time when significant progress was made by a cancer researcher. Visitors can take a moment to reflect by the garden’s sunken pool under the shade of a magnificent tulip tree, chosen to represent the impact of legacy donations for future generations.The core colors are the purples and pinks associated with the Cancer Research UK logo, including Salvia ‘Amistad’ and Rosa ‘Fru Dagmar Hastrup’. Other plants have been chosen specifically for their cancer treatment affinity, such as yew hedging, the clippings of which are used to make the chemotherapy drug docetaxel.Clare Moore, Director of Legacies at Cancer Research UK said: “Tom has created an incredible space that allows visitors to quietly reflect on the contribution of all our supporters and researchers who have pledged to beat cancer for future generations. The carved timber pledge and progress stakes are a perfect way to capture our appreciation of their legacy.“At Cancer Research UK over one third of all our funding comes from gifts in wills, which means that people who leave gifts to us fund a third of our life-saving work.  This work is vital in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and has helped save millions of lives.”Simpson said: Advertisement “I am thrilled to be working with Cancer Research UK’s legacies team to be designing a garden with such a positive and important message. The work they do changes lives and I hope that the garden goes some way to encourage more pledges of support so that this important work may continue.“Working on the project has really opened my eyes to the links between plant life and cancer treatment, inspiring me to design the garden with Cancer Research UK’s incredible supporters and researchers at its heart.”The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is open to the public from the 2 to 7 July 2019.  347 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: Cancer Research UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  348 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24last_img read more

Widespread solidarity with Gaza shown across U.S.

first_imgJuly 14 — As the Israeli bombing assault murdered what is now approaching 200 people in Gaza, about three-quarters of them civilians according to United Nations estimates, and with the Israeli army poised for a land invasion, people in solidarity with Palestine and against the Israeli war held demonstrations across the United States from Boston to Seattle to San Diego, some of which we report on here. PhiladelphiaWW photo: Berta Joubert-CeciFor three hours, a strong delegation of Palestinians of all ages residing in Philadelphia, along with many supporters enraged by the criminal attack of USA/Israel against Gaza, gathered July 11 in front of the Israeli Consulate for the largest demonstration for Palestine in this city this year.Called initially by the Students for Justice in Palestine in response to a “Day of Rage” call from Palestine, the protest quickly gathered support among many individuals and organizations, including local Muslim groups and the Philly International Action Center, building through word-of-mouth and social media.Children with handmade signs, and young Palestinian women and men proudly wearing kaffiyehs and waving big Palestinian flags loudly shouted slogans with such energy echoing and building a link with the struggle fought in Gaza by their sisters and brothers.From the corner fronting the criminal and racist state’s consulate, the demonstrators poured onto the other three corners, chanting while holding placards and flags as they crossed the intersection at every traffic light change. Drivers waved or blew horns in support, and the protesters shouted even louder in clear appreciation. One slogan said it all: “We are all Gaza! We are all Palestinians!”New YorkWW photoIn New York City, more than 5,000 people — many of them of Palestinian origin, with contingents of Egyptian and Syrian supporters, orthodox, anti-Zionist Jews and some U.S. anti-imperialists — gathered on three days notice at the Israeli Consulate on the afternoon of July 9 to protest Israel’s attacks on Gaza and on the West Bank.  Their rally at Second Avenue and 42nd Street was followed by a march to Sixth Avenue and 48th Street, the location of the World News building, headquarters for Rupert Murdoch’s reactionary media empire, where they held another rally to protest the biased anti-Palestinian coverage in the media. They chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” “Long live Gaza!” and “Intifada! Intifada.”New YorkLamis Deek, one of the rally’s organizers, told the media: “We are standing here to demand an end to the hate, incitements and attacks of the settlers that have been happening not just in the past two weeks but that we’ve been enduring since the Israeli occupation.”San FranciscoIn a militant protest in San Francisco on July 12, called by the AYO-Arab Youth Organization of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center, over 1,500 people rallied and marched to “Say no to Zionism!” “Stop U.S. Aid to the Apartheid State of Israel!” “Free all our political prisoners!” and “Support the Palestinian people’s struggle for liberation!” Starting at Justin Herman Plaza with a rally, the protesters, led by a contingent of Palestinian flags, marched up Market Street to the United Nations Plaza, blocking all the lanes of traffic in the direction of the march. Stopping frequently, the marchers chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” As they passed the shopping district, chants of “While you’re shopping, bombs are dropping!” rang out.On July 11, several hundred people gathered near the federal building in the center of downtown San Diego to protest Israeli aggression against Palestinian Gaza. The demonstrators, answering the call to protest by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, took over the four corners and traffic islands of a busy intersection. The targets of their anger were not just the Zionist terror weapons raining down on Gaza but also U.S. political and financial support for that murderous terror. Passing motorists showed overwhelming support for the protest.About 75 people in Tucson, Ariz., held an emergency demonstration on a hot July 11 afternoon against the U.S./Israeli attack. The multinational and multi generational protesters held many Palestinian flags. Honks and waves of approval came from the passing traffic. Some of the youths held signs that read, “I’m Jewish and I support Palestine” or some variation of that assertion, something new for a pro-Palestine demonstration here.Roughly 400 supporters of a free Palestine rallied on both sides of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Reuss Federal Building on July 11 in Milwaukee. They chanted, “End the Occupation Now!” “Free Palestine” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”Besides condemning the Israeli bombing of Gaza and the killing of civilians, speakers also attacked the FBI harassment of Palestinian Americans here and called for support for Rasmea Odeh. The action, which was sponsored by the Milwaukee Palestine Solidarity Coalition and endorsed by various pro-Palestinian organizations, marched to Sen. Ron Johnson’s office in the old federal building, east of the river, forcing police to stop cars as the marchers took over Wisconsin Avenue.On July 5, about 100 people, mostly young Palestinians, marched to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, with another protest set for July 12. The International Action Center provided logistical support.Los AngelesHundreds of Palestinian youth and Palestine supporters lined the street in front of the Israeli Consulate in West Los Angeles on July 8. The enthusiastic crowd raised powerful chants against the U.S.-backed Israeli terror against Gaza, silencing the couple of dozen Zionists across Wilshire Boulevard. Al-Awda, the Palestinian American Women’s Association, Students for Justice in Palestine-U.C. Riverside, the Answer Coalition, Jewish Voice for Peace and the International Action Center supported the action.As the Israeli military continued its assault on the Palestinians of Gaza, people marched through the streets of Chicago again, July 12, for the third time in a week. Around 1,500 people chanted, “End the siege of Gaza, now!” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”In Racine, Wis., people rallied July 12, demanding an end to attacks on Palestinians in Gaza. The Racine Peace and Justice Coalition sponsored the event.About 250 supporters of Palestine rallied in St. Paul, Minn., on July 11 to protest Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza. Sabry Wazwaz, of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee, urged rally participants to step up efforts to support Palestine. The protest was called by the Minnesota Coalition for Palestinian Rights and the Women Against Military Madness Middle East Committee. Another demonstration will take place July 14 on May Day Plaza.Sixty people gathered outside the office of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson at the Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse in Tampa, Fla., on July 11. They were there to demand Sen. Nelson actively support bringing home Tariq Khdeir, the 15-year-old Tampa resident brutally beaten and arrested by Israeli police while in Jerusalem. “Tariq has still not been charged with a crime,” said Sara Ghohestani-Bojd of Tampa Dream Defenders. “We must take action to condemn the crimes happening in Palestine and to demand justice.”DetroitMore than 1,000 people marched in Detroit on July 13 to “protest against Israel’s collective punishment of Gaza and its violence against Palestinian youth.” The demonstration, predominantly youthful, was organized on Facebook and other social media and was led by young Palestinian and Arab women. The action was underway before the official start time, as hundreds gathered across from the Max M. Fisher Music Center, where the Concert of Colors, part of the 22nd annual Diversity Festival, was taking place. They were joined by hundreds more before the swelling crowd began marching up Woodward Avenue for a rally at a park across from Wayne State University.“Occupation is a crime from Detroit to Palestine!” and “From Gaza to Detroit, water is a human right!” were two of the many chants. Connections were also made with protest placards and by rally speakers between the struggle in Detroit against emergency-dictator-imposed austerity and water shutoffs and the struggle of the Palestinians in Gaza. U.S. financial and military “aid” to Israel was denounced as were the ongoing genocidal bombings. Workers World Party, the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice and Moratorium NOW! Coalition activists participated.More demonstrations are set for this week, including in Buffalo, N.Y.We thank Terri Kay, Gloria Rubac, Paul Teitelbaum, G. Dunkel, Kris Hamel, Maggie Vascassenno, Berta Joubert-Ceci, Bob McCubbin and other WW bureau writers for the reports, as well as for reports from Chicago, Racine, St. Paul and Tampa.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TV Review: Netflix’s new show doesn’t lecture viewers about sex

first_imgFacebook Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Richard Edgemon Review: ‘First Reformed’ beautifully wrestles with faith and sacrifice Linkedin Richard Edgemon Previous articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Christen Lockett Re-AirNext articleThe Skiff: January 24, 2019 Richard Edgemon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Richard Edgemon Linkedin The Skiff: December 6, 2018 printWhile the start of the new year may often feels like a lull for content as the Oscars loom, this year, Netflix has stepped in with their sex-positive romantic comedy “Sex Education.”Living in a small town in the UK with his divorced, sex therapist mother, Otis (Asa Butterfield) must overcome his own sexual issues and phobias while serving as his school’s unofficial relationship guru. Through Otis’ fellow schoolmates and clients, the show deals with traditional issues like social pressure to lose virginity, sexual anxiety, emotional trauma from previous relationships or family life, as well as more modern ones like LGBTQ acceptance, sexting and revenge porn.The tumultuous relationships of his clients frequently comes off more as entertainment, like a good case in an episode of “House M.D.,” but it’s the lives of Otis, his best friend and only openly gay student, Eric, (Ncuti Gatwa) and his business partner and social pariah Maeve (Emma Mackey) that carries the show.Like the rest of the characters’ relationships, the show attempts to, and often successfully, honestly dissect the litany of issues that our trio are burdened by. On occasion, the schmaltzy, rom-com tropes do appear, but it never fully takes you out of the moment, due primarily to the performances of the three actors.Along with elevating those traditional rom-com moments to something that resonates emotionally, “Sex Education” also subverts what could be seen as the villain or romantic rivals for our main characters into complex characters.Specifically the character of school bully and principal’s son Adam (Connor Swindells) and star athlete and best-boy Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling), who could have easily been written as caricatures of the high school equivalent of the mustache-twirling villain instead becoming just as captivating as our other three main characters.Despite the nuanced characters and well-structured episodes that keep enthralled for the episode, the show does have some flaws.Otis often feels like he has a superpower to always say the right things at the exactly the right time, except when it comes to his own issues, but that complaint seems unavoidable for what is essentially a doctor or medical procedural show.Like the flaw tied to the medical genre trope, there is often an over-reliance on music that seems too loud in the sound mixing. But over the season, that became less and less noticeable.Verdict 9.5/10A fusion of the 2007 film “Charlie Bartlett” and the original British version of “Skins”, “Sex Education” tells an honest and modern story encapsulated in a 1980s aesthetic that is reminiscent of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. The show, while pretty explicit along with the honesty, promotes a healthier and more accepting perspective that young adults and parents could use as a starting point for a more open dialogue about a significant and intrinsic part of life that often goes undiscussed. Richard Edgemon Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ has a striking visual style but fails to excite or enthrall Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged ReddIt + posts Richard Edgemon Twitter The promo poster of Netflix’s “Sex Education” which debuted on Jan 11, 2010 (image courtesy of Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action Facebook Twitter Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shotslast_img read more

Three journalists transferred to prison

first_img TogoAfrica Organisation Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension to go further June 25, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists transferred to prison RSF_en Receive email alerts March 8, 2021 Find out more TogoAfrica Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information After being held 10 days in police cells, Dimas Dzikodo (editor) and Philip Evégnon (publisher) of the weekly L’Evénement, and Colombo Kpakpabia, of Nouvel Echo, were transferred on 24 June to prison in Lomé. Police said on 19 June that publication of photos as alleged “proof of breaking up a demonstration” was an act of “putting out false news and disturbing public order.”————————————-17.07.2003Three journalists arrested and detainedDimas Dzikodo and Philip Evégnon, editor-in-chief and editor, respectively, of the private weekly L’Evénement, as well as Colombo Kpakpabia, a journalist with the private weekly Le Nouvel Echo, were arrested by police officers on 14 and 15 June 2003. They have since been detained and questioned at national police headquarters in the capital, Lome. The journalists have been accused of “distributing false news” with the intent of damaging the country’s reputation.Reporters Without Borders condemns the three journalists’ prolonged detention. The organisation notes that they have not been officially charged and demands their immediate release. It also recalls that both L’Evénement and Le Nouvel Echo are close to the opposition. “The Togolese authorities aren’t fooling anyone. These arrests clearly demonstrate their desire to continue repressing the country’s independent media, which is the only outlet for the expression of dissenting opinions in the country,” Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard said. President Gnassingbé Eyadéma is included on the organisation’s list of international press freedom predators.Dzikodo was arrested on 14 June at around 7:00 p.m. (local time) at a cybercafe, where he was scanning photographs of persons who were allegedly beaten up by police officers and militiamen of the ruling party, Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT), during the last presidential election. The journalist had planned to post the photographs on the website of the opposition party Union des forces du changement. Police officers questioned him at length and also searched his home. The next day, police arrested Evégnon on the pretext that he had asked Dzikodo to carry out this work. Kpakpabia was also arrested at a cybercafe while sending similar images over the Internet to a news website abroad. News News News Follow the news on Togo March 11, 2021 Find out more Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says September 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more