whatsapp Frankfurt and NYSE agree to merger deal KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp DEUTSCHE BOERSE and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) have agreed plans to create the world’s largest financial exchange group.The combined company will have 2010 net revenues of $5.4bn (£3.3bn) and will hold joint headquarters in New York and Frankfurt.Despite being billed as a merger, the transaction will see the German exchange emerge as the dominant partner, holding 60 per cent of the combined group.Shareholders in NYSE would hold 40 per cent.The newly combined firm, which has yet to be named, will be led by current NYSE head Duncan Neiderauer as chief executive, whilst the majority of the board will be ran by German executives.The deal could cause concern for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic, yet the heads of the two bourses say they believe the deal will be passed.Deutsche Boerse chief executive Reto Francioni, who will become chairman of the combined group, said: “We feel supported by the politicians and also the regulatory body in going ahead.Analysts broadly welcomed the deal, although also raised concerns over regulator approval.David Buik, analyst at BGC Partners, said: “There are bound to be antitrust laws… But once the dust has settled when people look at the value of the deal and what it means for everybody, the deal makes an enormous amount of sense.” Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com Tuesday 15 February 2011 8:52 pm
Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Mar 21, 2017 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican leaders of the Church in Ireland have issued statements on the death of Martin McGuinness, the ex-IRA leader-turned-politician who has died aged 66. McGuinness worked at the heart of the power-sharing government following the 1998 peace settlement.Full article. 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican leaders in Ireland react to death of Irish politician Martin McGuinness Anglican Communion, Tags Faith & Politics Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC
2012 CopyHouses•West Vancouver, Canada ArchDaily “COPY” Area: 422 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Wade Comer+ 22 Share House 4249 / DGBK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse 4249 / DGBK Architects “COPY” Photographs: Wade ComerSave this picture!© Wade ComerRecommended ProductsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Beton – Fusion CollectionWoodTechnowoodTechnowood in Presidential HouseText description provided by the architects. Nestled among boulders and rock outcrops, perched on the precipice of a deep, forested ravine in West Vancouver, Canada, House 4249 builds on the legacy of a West Coast Modernist style inspired by the works of Neutra, Ellwood, Koening and Erickson, with origins in West Vancouver beginning in the 1940s and continuing into the 1970s. Like many designs of these predecessors, House 4249 captures the spirit of openness and a connection with nature – both hallmarks of the Modernist movement in residential design at that time. Both the intrinsic differences and the links between the built environment and nature are simultaneously celebrated. By strategically merging interior and exterior, both visually and physically, the boundaries between the built and the natural are dissolved, and living spaces, while distinct in character, become directly connected to, and are one with, nature. Save this picture!© Wade ComerIn response to the naturally random and chaotic forms of the site, House 4249 expresses a contrasting, highly ordered, form of solids and voids. This ordered logic is achieved through a simple series of overlapping planes. Both vertical and horizontal, these planes form, in a very fundamental way, the organizational structure of the uses within. Expressing simplicity, thin, floating planes of the composition required a more innovative structural solution – the first of its kind in North America. With the use of this Cross-Laminated Timber structure, the house was free to express plane profiles capable of being visually unsupported as well as cantilevers that extend farther and thinner than would otherwise be possible in steel or concrete. The erection of this pioneering CLT project in North America was completed in a mere six days, allowing the house to take form much quicker and with less disturbance on this sensitive natural site than with traditional means of framing. Save this picture!© Wade ComerBy addressing the challenging and steeply sloping site with a tactful ordering of horizontal and vertical planes combined with innovative structure, House 4249’s composition of positive and negative forms, overlapping and emerging from each other, organize the spatial volume and give the house both its interior focus and its outward connections with nature. Save this picture!Main Level PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessArtist Antonio Pio Saracino & Salt ‘N Pepa to Unveil Arches of Hope InstallationArticlesBANKMED Headquarters Winning Proposal / John Robertson ArchitectsArticles Share Architects: DGBK Architects Area Area of this architecture project Canada House 4249 / DGBK Architects CopyAbout this officeDGBK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWest VancouverHouses3D ModelingCanadaPublished on January 16, 2013Cite: “House 4249 / DGBK Architects” 16 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaStructures:Laia MarínInstallations Consultant:Lluís Duart S.L.PCollaborators:Oriol SerraCity:UllastrellCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaText description provided by the architects. The house sits on the southeast slope of Ullastrell, a tranquil village about 45 minutes from Barcelona. An old concrete mass wall contains the inclined terrain, which is 4 meters high above the street. We chose to preserve it and reinterpret it as a plinth for the new building. The wall becomes the base on which the new house is set. The house, for a couple, must be comfortable, economical and expandable in the future. We propose the program as an addition to rooms that are juxtaposed parallel to the direction of the street, thus occupying as little space as possible on the ground.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© José HeviaBuilt with load walls, the house is projected in two directions. Longitudinally, the sequence of rooms dilutes the general limits of the interior space, emphasized at the same time by the continuous structural rhythm of the unidirectional slab. In the transverse direction, we looked for maximum permeability from the outside through each of the domestic spaces, to promote the entrance of the sun, cross ventilation and the constant visual relationship with the environment.Save this picture!© José HeviaThe main rooms of the house make sense as a sum of small spaces, where each room is complemented with other spaces of size and proportion suitable for its use. The outer space, partially inclined, takes shape as a result of the position occupied by the house on the ground and especially its relationship with the boundary defined by the large existing wall.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessIs This the Most Beautiful Ghost Town Ever? Drone Video Captures Chinese Village Rec…VideosSteel Frame and Timber Frame: The Benefits of Dry Construction SystemsArticles Share Projects Spain Photographs Year: Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 37Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Architects: Carles Marcos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892262/marian-family-house-in-ullastrell-carles-marcos Clipboard ArchDaily Marian. Family House in Ullastrell / Carles MarcosSave this projectSaveMarian. Family House in Ullastrell / Carles Marcos Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Technal, Ikea, Euronit Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Houses Area: 195 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892262/marian-family-house-in-ullastrell-carles-marcos Clipboard “COPY” Photographs: José Hevia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Marian. Family House in Ullastrell / Carles Marcos CopyHouses•Ullastrell, Spain “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCarles MarcosOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUllastrellSpainPublished on April 15, 2018Cite: “Marian. Family House in Ullastrell / Carles Marcos” [Marian. Casa Familiar en Ullastrell / Carles Marcos] 15 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
There’s still time to get involved in Wales’ Biggest Tea Party! ?Get together with friends and family, in work, school or your local community hall to hold a charity tea party or coffee morning for Welsh Hearts and help save lives in Wales! pic.twitter.com/Msr3h5f5XU— Welsh Hearts (@WelshHearts) March 14, 2018Welsh Hearts Wales’ Biggest Tea Party 2018Welsh Hearts holds its Wales Biggest Tea Party this month, but events can be held during March or any date during the Spring to suit. It is supported by celebrities Ruth Madoc, Max Boyce, Bonnie Tyler, Suzanne Packer, Sue Charles and Chris Needs. Melanie May | 19 March 2018 | News Put the kettle on for human rights Nov 2 & host an #AmnesTEA! Sign up for your free pack today: https://t.co/ooyHkEzYtN pic.twitter.com/QTDJqUuyVj— Amnesty Ireland (@AmnestyIreland) October 5, 2017Amnesty AmnesTeaEach year Amnesty invites supporters to hold an AmnesTea event to raise funds to help it in its fight for human rights. 346 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Cats Protection Pawsome Afternoon TeaCelebrity chef and French patissier Eric Lanlard is supporting Cats Protection’s Pawsome Tea this year. The event launched in 2017 and Cats Protection is now inviting the cat-loving public to sign up for this year’s event so they can plan to host their own tea parties in April. Breast Cancer Haven would like to give a huge thank you to Fulham @LondonFire for supporting the London Big Tea Cosy. We hope you enjoyed your tea and cakes. pic.twitter.com/5qQDBR7mUY— Breast Cancer Haven (@BreastCancerH) March 1, 2018Breast Cancer Haven The Big Tea CosyBreast Cancer Haven holds The Big Tea Cosy during March, which asks people to make a brew to support people with the condition. Its supporters include Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire, Para Olympian Ellie Simmonds, and rugby player Danny Care. Fundraising tea parties are a popular way of encouraging people to support a cause or charity. Here is a selection of the charity tea parties that take place across the year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Get together with friends or work colleagues for a Blooming Great Tea Party. Fundraise for Marie Curie Nurses: https://t.co/bmtXz9OKUl pic.twitter.com/lIuZJj60A3— Marie Curie (@mariecurieuk) May 23, 2017Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea PartyMarie Curie will hold its Blooming Great Tea Party this summer and is asking people to sign up with details to follow. The event launched in 2008 and last year’s was launched by Mel Giedroyc. We’ve got great news, the Family Fund tea party is back!! But with a twist – This year it’s all about the Messy Tea Party.Sign up today – https://t.co/HVkgFY3vKH #MTP18 pic.twitter.com/5HKvlLDn5h— Family Fund (@FamilyFund) January 13, 2018Family Fund Messy Tea PartyFamily Fund held its Messy Tea Party event from 1-8 March, asking people to get the whole family involved in baking cakes and hosting a tea party. 10 fundraising tea events taking place across the year Make your office pawsome this April! Sign up to hold your very own #PawsomeTea to raise funds for cats: https://t.co/TsfvfPndMD. We’ll send you your very own pack to help collect cash for the kitty! pic.twitter.com/8gbkKeymcx— Cats Protection (@CatsProtection) March 15, 2018 Advertisement [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apVlJHIzdas[/youtube]Mencap Big Tea PartyMencap’s Big Tea Party took place on 8 November last year, and saw lots of friends, families, schools and workplaces hold a fundraising tea party. People can still sign up to host their own. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sloDdsGlM18[/youtube]Blue Cross Paws for TeaBlue Cross’s Paws for Tea takes place on 11 May and to reflect the special role pets play in our lives, this year’s theme is Best Friends. #Thankyou to our #supersupporters for hosting some choc-tastic #bigchoctea events! https://t.co/vGu92JoHs8 pic.twitter.com/FaYdgJKizv— Big Chocolate Tea (@bigchoctea) May 23, 2017Sick Children’s Trust Big Choc TeaThe Sick Children’s Trust goes chocola-tea in May but people can hold their Big Choc Tea at any time in the year. It asks people to raise £30 to support a family for one night in keeping them together when a child is ill. 345 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas Share an Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Care – it’s a treat to share and show you care https://t.co/OxzCzfvKd2 #BCCAfternoonTea pic.twitter.com/Ga6EI84UI8— Breast Cancer Care (@BCCare) May 20, 2017Breast Cancer Care Afternoon TeaBreast Cancer Care is asking people to hold an Afternoon Tea for it again this year. These teas can be held at any time during the year.
In Elizabath City, N.C., friends and family paint Andrew Brown Jr.’s portrait on his house, where he was killed by state violence.Elizabeth City, N.C.May 1 — Seven deputies from the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department killed unarmed Andrew Brown Jr. in his car next to his home here April 21. The deputies jumped out of a pickup truck with weapons drawn and rushed forward. Fearing for his life, Brown tried to drive forward out of his driveway and away. Deputy sheriffs fired into his car from behind, killing him.An autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family confirms he was killed by a bullet to the back of the head. At least three of the deputies fired their weapons; none of them have been charged. Four have been returned to active duty.Protests have continued each night for ten nights since the police execution of Andrew Brown Jr., as the community mourns. His funeral is scheduled for May 3. Family members remember Andrew as a kind man who provided for his family despite the lack of jobs or opportunities in Elizabeth City. He lived in a quiet neighborhood south of downtown, across the Charles Creek where he had been raised by his grandparents and aunts after the death of his parents. As one close friend Jamaul Riddick told WW, “He’s never been a violent person in his life. He’s never had a gun, never carried a gun, and he’s just not violent.”Protests against police violence continue night and day in Elizabeth City, May 2.Enslavement, forced labor, militarismElizabeth City is a majority Black town of fewer than 20,000 people. It was the most important trading hub of the region starting in the late 1700s, when enslaved persons were bought and brought in by plantation owners to labor on the land, and agricultural products were then shipped out. The nearby Great Dismal Swamp was a source of timber that drove the shipbuilding industry in the town, which lasted until the end of World War II. After the end of that war, shipping and industry left, and the town declined in prosperity.The swamp was once a haven for enslaved people who had liberated themselves from surrounding plantations. The swamp played an important role as cover for those traveling toward freedom on the Underground Railroad, including some led by General Harriet Tubman. Recent archaeological studies show that the area was home to a permanent settlement of escaped enslaved Africans, as “the security provided by the swamp’s isolation allowed them to create self-organized communities that spanned generations.” (tinyurl.com/2tskar7b)More recently the Great Dismal Swamp area has been flipped from a haven from enslavement to a base for global oppression. The area is now home to a 7,000 acre “United States Training Center” — the Blackwater/Xe/Academi headquarters for training soldiers and police in repression tactics. Originally founded in 1997 as Blackwater by Erik Prince — right-wing billionaire and brother to Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education under President Donald Trump — the company was later rebranded Xe Services, and then Academi when acquired by a group of private investors. Named for the peat bogs of the swamp, the Blackwater center continues to be used to train mercenaries like those so notorious for their deadly cruelty during the U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. And the center is where police are trained to use military tactics and equipment against the civilian population of the U.S., especially focusing on violent suppression and occupation of Black communities.Protests against police violence continue night and day in Elizabeth City, May 2.Police murder and resistanceSince the beginning of the protests, Brown’s family and local activists have connected his murder to the conditions in Elizabeth City, as well as to racism and police murders across the U.S. and in the Tidewater Region of Virginia and North Carolina. Joe McCullen, Brown’s uncle, remembers having a cross burned in his yard by the Klan. Brown’s aunt, Joyceanne Ingram, speaks of her experiences suffering racist harassment on the street, despite her status as a veteran of the large nearby Coast Guard base. They both spoke to WW about the lack of jobs in town as exacerbating oppression: “If you and your white friend walk in to get a job, your white friend may walk out with a job.”Demonstrations are continuing through May Day weekend with no projected end to the nightly marches. Solidarity actions are planned for Durham, N.C., for May 1, and the community in Elizabeth City hopes for continued support from across the country. Activists from Virginia Beach, Va., who have been organizing around the police killings there in April of Donovon Lynch and Deshayla Harris, have been present and visible in Elizabeth City. Lynch was a cousin of singer-songwriter and music producer Pharrell Williams.The main demand in Elizabeth City at the moment concerns the release of the tapes documenting the killing of Brown. This includes any body cameras or dash cameras from the seven deputies or more present at the shooting. So far Pasquotank County authorities have refused to make any of the footage public. Two family members — Brown’s eldest son and his mother — and their attorneys were shown only about 20 seconds of edited video from one camera. That footage clearly showed Andrew Brown sitting in his car, with his hands completely visible on the steering wheel, as he was killed from behind with an “uncountable” number of shots.Pasquotank County has declared a state of emergency despite the peaceful character of the relatively small demonstrations. Police in full riot gear — beating their clubs in unison like gladiators to produce an intimidating thunder — have arrested activists, lawyers and journalists for alleged curfew violations. In response to continued pressure from the movement against police killing, the curfew was changed from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. But police have been brought in from across North Carolina in preparation for barricading all roads in and out of town and in an attempt to silence all rebellion against this most recent state-sanctioned murder. 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By Ryan Martin – Oct 4, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleBurnin’ the Bean, Episode 9 BASISNext articleU.S. Trade Deficit with China Narrows Ryan Martin Home Indiana Agriculture News Harvest Forecast: Cool But Decent Window Facebook Twitter Week 4Precipitation, Week ending November 4 (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperature, Week ending November 4 (orange: above normal, blue: below) SHARE Harvest Forecast: Cool But Decent Window Sun will be followed by increasing clouds on Saturday as a frontal complex starts to work towards us out of the plains. This front loses a significant amount of punch before it arrives in Indiana. Still, we expect scattered showers to develop overnight, and then continue through Sunday. Rain totals will be from a few hundredths to .6”, and the heavier rain totals will be from I-70 south. Coverage will be around 70% of the state.Monday starts with rain south of a line from Muncie to Evansville, and that rain can bring up to .25”. However, the action leaves quickly to the south and east, and otherwise we can expect partly to mostly sunny skies. Sun continues to dominate Tuesday through Thursday with temps normal to slightly above normal.A strong front and low-pressure circulation is on the way for late in the week. However, timing is uncertain right now. We have to allow for rain in a 12-24 hour period at some point. We think late Friday through Saturday is more likely at this time, but the window of opportunity for the frontal passage runs from Friday through Sunday. Rain totals from the front will be .25”-.75” with 100% coverage. Stay tuned to HAT on air and online this week for updates on the timing. The front is showing a tendency to slow, because the low pressure turns out quite strong. The other thing the front brings, besides rain, will be a dramatic drop in temperatures. We expect much colder air behind the front. With clearing (and a likely full or near full moon), frost is likely over a large part of the state the subsequent morning or two after the front passes. Expect temps in that time frame to bottom out between 32 and 38 degrees. Interestingly enough, our climatological first frost date is normally right in this window, so if this verifies, we will have neither extended nor shortened this year’s growing season at all.Dry for 4 days behind the frontal passage, taking us into the start of our extended window. Those 4 days will see normal to slightly below normal temps. The map below shows 10 day rain potential.Extended Period:For the extended 11-16 day period, we have a small chance of rain in northern Indiana around Wednesday the 16th, mostly well north of I-70, limited to no more than a tenth or two, then better coverage rains for Thursday the 17th– but still no more than a quarter of an inch. We are dry to finish that week, but see a strong storm complex lurking off to the west that may arrive late the 20th into the 21st.Weeks 3 & 4:Week three has 1 frontal passage in it, but generally points toward slightly below normal moisture, but week four shows an uptick in moderate to heavy moisture potential as we switch from October into November. Precipitation likely swings to above normal. The two week average will be right at average, but still may lead to more harvest delay potential into early November.Week 3Precipitation, week ending October 27 (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperature, Week ending October 27 (orange: above normal, blue: below)
Follow the news on Philippines Reporters Without Borders condemns the two criminal defamation charges that have been brought against Alberto Loyola, a journalist with radio DxRJ in Iligan City (on the southern island of Mindanao), by local city councillor Chonilo Ruiz. Arrested on 18 April, Loyola was released yesterday on bail of 10,000 pesos (160 euros) after being held for nearly 48 hours, but a regional court could issue a new arrest order in the next few days. Ruiz brought the charges after Loyola accused him on the air of lying about the city budget. The journalist is facing a possible six-year jail term and a demand for 3 million pesos in damages.This is not the first run-in that Loyola has had with Ruiz. Loyola accused him of attempted homicide in January 2010, after the councillor stormed into the DxRJ studio and physically attacked him while he was on the air. Loyola’s complaint did not result in any judicial proceedings against Ruiz.Criminal defamation prosecutions are systematically used by the authorities in the Philippines to intimidate journalists. More than 40 journalists experienced the same fate as Loyola in 2006 after they jointly accused the husband of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of embezzlement.“I am willing to be imprisoned so that the truth will come out,” Loyola said at the time of his arrest. No Iligan City court has so far ruled on the charges brought by Ruiz but Richel Umel, the local representative of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, described his arrest as a clear case of media harassment.Loyola’s arrest came just days after a court in Puerto Princesa, on the southwestern island of Palawan, acquitted former police officer Aaron Golifardo of the 2006 murder of local radio journalist Fernando “Dong” Batul. Four witnesses identified Golifardo, who had been implicated in other murders, as the gunman who shot Batul from the pillion of a moving motorcycle. The motorcycle’s driver was never identified.More than 500 days after the Mindanao massacre in which 37 journalists died, the press freedom situation remains critical in the Philippines, which is ranked 122nd out of 178 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News News June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific RSF_en Organisation News May 3, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out more News April 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Criminal defamation charges brought against Mindanao radio journalist Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped to go further Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts
News News News June 9, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi, a former political editor of the reformist daily Etemad, condemning his arrest without a warrant at his Tehran home on 27 September as a violation of Iranian and international law.The organisation also condemned the summons issued to two other journalists to appear before judicial officials on 25 September, saying they were designed to intimidate not only them but the entire reformist press.Ebrahimi was arrested by ” individuals who said they were police” but had no arrest warrant, his wife, Sulmaz Sharifi, told the student news agency Isna. “They searched our home and asked my husband about his activities on various Internet sites. They said he would be released quickly but they did not explain the reasons for his arrest and, until now, I’ve not been able to speak to him.”Ebrahimi also used to work for other reformist newspapers that have been closed down, including the daily Jomhouriyat, which the judicial authorities banned on 18 July.At least three journalists working for websites have been arrested in recent weeks. One, Babak Ghafori Azar, was freed on 21 September but two others, Hanif Mazroi and Shahram Rafihzadeh, are still in prison, apparently in connection with the blocking of the Rouydad website (www.rouydad.info) since 21 August on the orders of the Tehran state prosecutor’s office. Rafihzadeh was also the editor of the culture section of Etemad, which means “Trust” in Farsi.The Iranian authorities reinforced the ban on several pro-reformist websites at the start of August and, for several months, they have been forcing Internet service providers to install filters to block access to porn sites and some political sites.Meanwhile, the families of three journalists imprisoned since June 2003 – Taghi Rahmani of the weekly Omid-e-Zangan, Hoda Saber of the monthly Iran-e-Farda and Reza Alijani, the editor of Iran-e-Farda and winner of the 2001 Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France award – have written an open letter protesting about their prison conditions.”We have had no news of them for three weeks,” they said in the letter. “We are very worried. We don’t think it is normal that after 380 days in detention, 135 of them in solitary confinement, these three illegally-held journalists should be put in solitary confinement again.” The lawyer acting for the journalists, Mohammad Sharif, said he was only recently able to see them for the first time after they had been held for more than a year.The two journalists summoned for questioning on 25 September were Kivan Samimi Behbani, the editor of the independent monthly Nameh (“The Letter” in Farsi), and Lotfolah Meysami, the editor of the monthly Chashm Andaz (“Panorama” in Farsi).Behbani, who got his summons from the 6th division of the Tehran court, was questioned about an article that is the subject of a complaint filed with the prosecutor’s office. Nameh has been the subject of several warnings from the ministry of Islamic guidance since the start of the year and everything suggests that the judiciary is about to close it down.Meysami was summoned by the 6th division of the Tehran court in connection with a judicial investigation against his newspaper. It is the second investigation to have been initiated by the court against Chashm Andaz. Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists September 29, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another reformist journalist arrested RSF_en Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Receive email alerts March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more