Save this picture!© Marko Mihaljević+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share Area: 260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: roth&cerina Area Area of this architecture project Croatia Palit House / roth&čerinaSave this projectSavePalit House / roth&čerina “COPY” CopyAbout this officeroth&cerinaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPalitCroatiaPublished on October 16, 2018Cite: “Palit House / roth&čerina” 16 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Mumia Abu-JamalTaken from a June 17 audio column at prisonradio.org.For a brief moment in time, the name and fate of Trayvon Martin broke through the daily media fog and touched the lives of tens of thousands of people, motivating them, mobilizing them and moving them to take direct action against the gross inaction of the state.Youth across Florida walked out of high schools and took to the streets. People in dozens of cities marched, seemingly spontaneously, against the non-action of the state.Why?Because for many of these teenagers, they sensed the unsaid truth: It could’ve been them.It could’ve been them.Those kids pushed the state to act, if only to prevent the movement from growing more and more and spreading like kudzu in the Southern sun.And these protests against anti-Black violence take place amidst the greatest institutional violence against Blacks since the height of the civil rights movement. By that, I mean the silent assault of mass incarceration, or what law professor, Michelle Alexander, terms “the New Jim Crow” (Last year, she authored a book by that title).And it matters not that Trayvon’s killer wasn’t a cop (as is usually the case). He was an informal auxiliary to a system that polices Black life and holds their every act under suspicion.The South, for centuries, was an armed white army, where every white male was empowered by law and custom to control Black life, by any means necessary.Trayvon was judged guilty of walking while Black, as are many, many Black and Latino/a youth every day.No matter what the result of the Trayvon Martin case (I happen to think acquittal is down the line), the New Jim Crow pecks at Black, Brown and poor lives daily, destroying any future they may’ve once dreamed of having.But what we learn from Trayvon’s case is that protest works, for without these protests, there would’ve been no case.That lesson must translate to the vast social injustice of the prison industrial complex.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE EPA RFS hearingDavid Howell from Middletown, Indiana was one of those speaking Thursday at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Washington. He was trying to make the case for maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 mandates. EPA has proposed a cut in the required amount of corn ethanol next year. The Henry County corn farmer spoke on behalf of the National Corn Growers association which says the proposed change will hurt rural economies.“I think it’s clear that it will if it destroys the certainty of that promise of the RFS ruling,” he told HAT late Thursday afternoon. “If we have no surety, particularly the investment and the research in the advanced biofuels it’s going to go away because you can’t put money into something when there are better alternatives than what the government’s going to do next year, and the year after that and the year after that.”Howell compared EPA’s proposed move to the current national health care rollout.“I told the group that it’s agriculture’s version of the ‘if you like your plan you can keep your plan’ problem because that’s exactly what they’ve done. They’ve said we’re there for a time and can build our industry, community and farms around that, and now the rug’s pulled out, potentially. We’re going to be left holding the bag.”Mike Silver is a grain marketer at Kokomo Grain and he says the future is bright for ethanol, with or without the mandate.“As long as ethanol production remains profitable and corn remains buyable, the economics of the whole situation are going to take care of itself, mandate or not. We still have some of the most affordable ethanol in the world so we can export ethanol. These plants are going to continue to make ethanol as long as they can,” he told HAT.Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen told the EPA that they need to keep in mind why the RFS was first established.“The RFS was designed to drive investment in new technologies, to drive innovations, to drive new market opportunities. It was NOT designed to be convenient for the oil companies,” he said, adding prices for Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, the currency on which the RFS relies, will be hurt by EPA’s proposal to lower the amount of ethanol and biodiesel to be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply.“What you’ve done with this proposal is rip this market-forcing mechanism [the RIN] away, returning us to more petroleum, fewer choices at the pump, more costly gasoline.”He also made the case that rising RIN values don’t impact consumer gas prices. “There’s no correlation between rising RIN values and gasoline prices.”He concluded by encouraging the EPA to listen to those making the case today for preserving the RFS as it was written and intended.“Listen to those people that are concerned about what this program does for rural America, what this program does for consumers, what this program does for new technologies, and revise this [proposal].”Hear Dinneen’s testimony:Bob Dinneen testimony Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA gets Mix of Feedback on Proposed RFS Changes Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleOhio Farm Mom Talks to Consumers on National TVNext articleFiber to the Farm, a Reality for One Rural Area of Indiana Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Dec 5, 2013 Facebook Twitter EPA gets Mix of Feedback on Proposed RFS Changes
Crop Drydown Surprisingly Good in SW Indiana Previous articleHopes of On-time Farm Bill DiminishingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 25, 2018 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Crop Drydown Surprisingly Good in SW Indiana Crop Drydown Surprisingly Good in SW IndianaDan EmmertA welcomed break in harvest is taking place this week as rains move across the state. Yields and crop drydown are especially good in SW Indiana. Corn harvest in SW Counties is about half complete, and soybean harvest has been running full out for about a week. Dan Emmert, with Pioneer, says yields, while not as good as last year, are well above average, “Last year growers said their corn yields were the best they had ever had. This year they are saying the yields are good and above average, but less than a year ago.” Statewide corn harvest is 18% complete, and nationally it is 16% complete which is ahead of the 5 year average. Illinois leads the states at 28% done.Emmert says what is the real surprise is how fast the crop is drying down, “The 111 day and 113 day hybrids that were planted in late April and early May are coming out of the field at 16% moisture. So we are in really good shape on corn.”The big concern, however, is stalk quality. “We have some stalk quality that is not what we want it to be. Especially if it keep raining and harvest is delayed.” Emmert is urging growers to check fields during the down time the rain will provide this week. He told HAT there is a great deal a variability in crop conditions even within fields, “We have fields where the crop looks fine, but some parts of that field may have stalks that have been dead for a month.” He added that using satellite imagery can be a great tool to determine what fields and parts of fields need to be checked for harvest priority. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 24, 2018 SHARE
News June 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Help us to prevent Zimbabwe being an example of brutal and iniquitous repression” : Open letter to Nelson Mandela Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail News ZimbabweAfrica November 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Zimbabwe Help by sharing this information RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more News Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts Paris, 28 June 2005Dear Mr President,Reporters Without Borders, a worldwide press freedom organisation, would like to put before you an anguished appeal from independent journalists working in Zimbabwe.We have taken this step of contacting you since Zimbabwe has recently sunk even further into repression. A new law is to come into effect in the next few days that will provide for prison sentences of up to 20 years for publishing “false information”. Zimbabwean law has since 2002 already been one of the most draconian for the press in Africa and the country’s legislative arsenal grows from one month to the next and becomes ever more terrifying. President Robert Mugabe has been making enthusiastic use of it, since there is nothing to stop him.For several years now, his government has rained down on his country’s independent press every means of repression at his disposal. Police brutality, secret service harassment, heavy punishments handed down by an easily persuadable justice system and bolstered by draconian laws, have become the daily lot of journalists who do not sing the regime’s praises. The Daily News, the quality of which you know and which our organisation awarded the 2003 Reporters Without Borders/Fondation de France press freedom prize, has still not been allowed to reappear, even though the Supreme Court recognised that the ban against it was illegal. These past weeks, journalists who were working for it in 2003 have all in turn been receiving court summonses to answer before the courts for this “unforgivable crime” in the eyes of Robert Mugabe of not being submissive in reporting on reality. They face two years of their lives in prison, in jails that former MP Roy Bennett, released on 28 June after nine months, described as “hell” in which his warders gave him as his sole item of clothing, a uniform covered in human excrement. They will know their fate on 12 October.But oppression of Zimbabwe’s journalists is not limited to those on the Daily News. Almost every day our organisation receives new information about a journalist threatened, harassed, imprisoned, expelled, beaten or pushed into unemployment. You know the reality of imprisonment, the real deprivation of freedom that is hidden behind abstract judicial terms. You know then that beyond these articles of the law, men and women suffer as you suffered for 27 years because of a racist regime whose favourite weapons were, apart from the gun, injustice and spreading fear. Today these same weapons are being used at the borders of your country, between Beitbridge and Kanyemba.Despite our appeals and those of other international organisations, despite repeated requests from governments that are allies of South Africa, the South African President Thabo Mbeki refuses to condemn Robert Mugabe’s treatment of his people. Beyond your personal courage, it was internal and international struggles and international campaigning that allowed you to leave prison on 11 February 1990, after judges had sentenced you to life imprisonment. Today, Reporters Without Borders appeals to you, to your authority on the African continent and the respect that you inspire to help Zimbabwe. We solemnly ask you to do your utmost so that Zimbabwean journalists can at least carry out their work without fear of the brutality of a predatory state. Help us to prevent Zimbabwe being an example of brutal and iniquitous repression.I trust you will give our case your careful consideration.Yours sincerely,Robert Ménard, Secretary General—————BackgroundOn 2 June 2005, Zimbabwe’s official newspaper published an amendment to Chapter 9.23 of the criminal code, with the approval of President Robert Mugabe. The new law, approved by parliament at the end of 2004, provides for longer terms of imprisonment and higher fines than the anti-freedom laws already in force since 2002, the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA). The law made it illegal for “anyone inside or outside Zimbabwe to publish or communicate to any other person a statement which is wholly or materially false with the intention or realising that there is real risk or a possibility of any of the following:- Inciting or promoting public disorder or public violence or endangering public safety.- Adversely affecting the defence or economic interests of Zimbabwe.- Undermining public confidence in a law enforcement agency, the Prison Service or the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe.- Interfering with, disrupting or interrupting any essential service.”An offence will still have been committed even if the publication or communication does not result in any of the envisaged scenarios.A journalist sentenced under Section 31(a) of the new law is liable to imprisonment of up to 20 years or a fine of 2.5 million Zimbabwe dollars (about 210 euros). The date on which the law come into force will be published shortly. The Justice Ministry said that this publication could happen “at any time from now”. Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell to go further Since 2002, Zimbabwe journalists were already under threat of long prison sentences under existing laws. Section 15 of POSA provides for example for a prison sentence of five years and a fine of 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars for publishing “incorrect information”. Section 80 of the AIPPA, sets out a prison term of two years and 400,000 Zimbabwe dollars fine for publishing “false information”. ZimbabweAfrica September 1, 2020 Find out more
All underage activities at Curragh Athletic football club in Killygordon have been suspended until August 24th after what the club has described as a spike in positive COVID-19 tests in the area. In a statement this afternoon, Curragh Athletic football club said that although at present there is no positive cases within the club that they have been made aware of, they taken the decision to suspend all underage activities until the 24th of August to help prevent the spread of virus in the area.The Committee says that this wasn’t an easy decision or one that the club has taken lightly but the safety of all club members and community in general is of their utmost priority. Donegal club suspends activity over ‘Covid spike’ By News Highland – August 7, 2020 Twitter Google+ Google+ Could Donegal supporters be in Armagh on Saturday Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleNew social housing for NewtowncunninghamNext articleGardai urge people not to park carelessly at beaches News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNewsSport Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The storm that left parts of the South buried under 15 inches of snow and a shield of ice is now moving into the Northeast.Little Rock, Arkansas, saw a record 11.8 inches of snow on Wednesday while 6 inches of snow fell in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.Galveston, Texas, Mayor Craig Brown told ABC News’ Good Morning America Thursday that the city is still facing burst pipes and power outages.“Ninety percent of our entire population was cut off of the power for about two days,” Brown said.He said people are also dealing with lack of food and water.“The human suffering though that is occurring from this is very, very concerning,” he said.“This is worse than a hurricane,” he added. “In a hurricane you can go to the mainland and get away from this. In this particular situation, no matter where you go in Texas you still have a concern that is similar to what we have here.”On Thursday, the heavy snow is moving through the Northeast, from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia to New York City.About 100 flights have already been canceled at New York City’s LaGuardia airport.The snow will reach Boston later in the day and will last in the Northeast cities through Friday morning.D.C. could see 2 to 4 inches of snow, Philadelphia could get 6 to 8, New York is forecast for 5 to 9 inches and Boston is expected to see 6 to 8 inches.An icy mix of freezing rain and sleet is expected from Virginia to North Carolina on Thursday and Friday.From Florida to North Carolina, there’s a possibility of flash flooding and tornadoes.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.