Skipper: Ciara Griffin leads Ireland out against Scotland earlier this year (Inpho) The back-rower loves keeping busy both on and off the field Ireland captain Ciara Griffin on her packed scheduleCiara Griffin was only three years old when Chumbawamba released their hit Tubthumping, but the opening lines could easily be the Ireland captain’s mantra.I get knocked down but I get up again; You are never gonna keep me down.That’s the crux of Griffin’s career. The back-row is the epitome of perseverance.Take her start in rugby. Her earliest memories of the sport are playing in the back garden with her sister, but it wasn’t until she was 16 that her local club, Castleisland, launched a girls’ team – after a decade of “pestering” by Griffin.Then there’s her drive to play at Test level. Rejected at her first two Ireland trials, she asked for feedback and set to work to make improvements ahead of her next opportunity. “Looking back I was very small in terms of size, so I got fitter and stronger,” she says.The third time proved the charm as she made it into the Ireland squad – only to break her leg in the first training session. But she didn’t let that halt her progress, quickly returning to the gym. She focused on her upper body and came up with novel ways to use the equipment with one leg out of action. For example, she would place her broken leg on a skateboard so it would still travel back and forth as she used the rowing machine.It’s little wonder that the moment she did finally win her first cap, against Wales in the 2016 Six Nations, is etched firmly in her mind. “It was my dream since I was small to play for Ireland and it was amazing,” she says. “I still remember crossing the whitewash. I came on in the 63rd or 64th minute and I loved it.” Two years later Griffin became Ireland captain and last season she was named Women’s Player of the Year by the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland. It’s her leadership as well as her physicality that stands out.As Munster and Ireland team-mate Eimear Considine says: “What she does on the field inspires you to do better. She just changes the game and you want to do things for her.”The above illustrates the work ethic – instilled by her parents on the family beef farm – that Griffin brings to her rugby, but her drive is evident in all she does. Alongside her rugby commitments, she is a primary school teacher and has her own business, CG Fitness.She fits her personal training sessions around school and works with clients online. On top of that, she will help out on her dad’s and uncle’s farms as and when needed.“I love being busy,” says Griffin, whose best holiday involved hiking and cycling around Ireland last year. “I like doing the PT with the teaching. My mum was a teacher and growing up I always wanted to be a primary school teacher. They’re two very different challenges but I like it.“Mum and dad raised us really well and I got my work ethic from a young age. It came from my grandma and grandad as well. I’d spend all my summers farming with them. I’d love going out with my grandad and doing fencing or welding. I loved always having something to do.“I struggle to sit down on the couch and watch a TV show. I always have in my mind that there’s something to do.”Griffin’s busy lifestyle will be even more hectic for the rest of 2020. Ireland will play their postponed Six Nations fixtures against Italy and France in October, then have the European qualifiers for the 2021 World Cup in December. The winners book their spot at the tournament in New Zealand and the runners-up going into the repêchage.Ireland will be competing alongside Italy, Scotland and the winners of the Rugby Europe Championship – expected to be Spain.“That’s the big target for the group and me personally. We’ve got confidence following our performances in the Six Nations, we put good phases together, but there’s plenty to build on so we’re in a good space to push forward.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the May 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Year: Urban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia FiltsouSave this projectSaveUrban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou Photographs: Vangelis PaterakisText description provided by the architects. Gazi area in Athens , after stopping the gas plant, the removal of other crafts and warehouses and the regeneration- creation of Technopolis, has become a place of culture and arts, a lively place throughout the city ,during night & day. The proximity to the city center of Athens, the privileged position in relation to the street Piraeus and the highways, makes Gazi an attractive place not only recreational but also for residential purposes. Aimed primarily at individuals or couple families. Save this picture!© Vangelis PaterakisThe building Urban Lofts is located at the intersection of Voutadon and Iakhou Streets, very near the complex of Technopolis. This new construction is based on the philosophy of lofts apartments , with particular focus on construction with rough and raw materials (concrete, metal). On the ground floor commercial use is located with access from the Voutadon street , while the access to apartments is from the street Iakhou. The rest of the building is shared by five houses: four lofts per two floors and a penthouse at the top floors . The central vertical motion via the shared stairwell. Save this picture!© Vangelis PaterakisApart from the aforementioned central architectural choices of the industrial design and two-storey blocks, building, as a whole and as parts , will be operating bioclimatic, enjoying the most out of the sun. For this reason, the greatest possible openings are formed and are combined with both permanent and folding sunshades. These openings give the possibility for the inner and the outer spaces to work as one. Save this picture!© Vangelis PaterakisThe building facades are formed by plasticity. The folds of reinforced concrete, additional to their morphological role , are helping to create welcoming outdoor spaces for residents . The combination of the metal blinds create a canvas in the foreground of the building , while in the background is the neutral surface of the glass frames. Save this picture!© Vangelis PaterakisOn the top floor, open space is created and dominated by the water element. The highly favorable view of Technopolis, Kerameikos, Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill in conjunction with the element of water and the industrial design, creates interesting urban associations, an urban sophistication. The building applies the innovative program «Green Lofts» of Alpha Land Developers, relating to the bioclimatic design, the energy saving systems and the use of environmentally friendly, fully recyclable materials. Save this picture!© Vangelis PaterakisText provided by Alpha Land Developers.Save this picture!© Vangelis PaterakisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Arbor / Shamsudin Kerimov ArchitectsArticlesInstallation for California Design Exhibition / Hodgetts + Fung Design and ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Anthimou Gazi 1-15, Athens 10561, GreeceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176198/urban-lofts-charis-gkikas-evaggelia-filtsou Clipboard “COPY” 2011 Save this picture!© Vangelis Paterakis+ 39 Share CopyLoft•Greece Urban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou ArchDaily Greece “COPY” Architects: Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176198/urban-lofts-charis-gkikas-evaggelia-filtsou Clipboard Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Loft CopyAbout this officeCharis Gkikas & Evaggelia FiltsouOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftHousingGreecePublished on October 18, 2011Cite: “Urban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou” 18 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sudan SudanAfrica SudanAfrica News News December 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed after being held incommunicado at police unit for 12 days RSF_en to go further April 6, 2020 Find out more News Organisation April 10, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Al-Sahafa columnist Al-Tahir Satti was released on 4 December after being held for 12 days in what he described as “poor conditions” in an investigative police unit in north Khartoum. He said he had to sleep on the floor, was never given a change of clothes and was not allowed to talk to his family or to a lawyer. He also said he was questioned for less than 10 minutes during all the time he was held.————————28.11.2006 – Authorities asked to explain why journalist held incommunicado for past six daysReporters Without Borders today called on the Sudanese authorities to explain why Al-Tahir Satti, a reporter with the independent daily Al-Sahafa, has been held incommunicado by the criminal investigation police since 22 November.“If Satti is being held in connection with his work as a journalist, he must be freed at once,” the press freedom organisation said. “If he is being held for some other reason, the authorities must say what that is, and he must be allowed a fair trial. Failure to comply with the legal procedures will just undermine the investigation’s credibility.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The authorities cannot be surprised that we think it is outrageous that they are once again breaking the promises they made in the presence of the international community in July 2005.”Satti did not turn up for work or return home on 22 November. The criminal investigation police told the journalists’ union the next day that it was holding Satti but did not explain why, although it claimed his arrest was not related to his work. The press law stipulates that the journalists’ union must be notified if any journalist is summoned for questioning by investigators.Now held for the past six days in an undisclosed location, Satti has not been able to communicate with his family or his newspaper, and he has not been allowed access to a lawyer. Journalists in Khartoum believed he has been arrested on the orders of the committee that is investigating the 6 September murder of journalist Mohamed Taha. Along with other journalists, he had already been questioned by those investigating the case.Abou Obeida Abdallah, a journalist with the privately-owned daily Al-Rai al-Aam, was arrested on 29 September and was held for two weeks without any explanation being given. March 29, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Receive email alerts
June 12, 2020 Find out more May 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Electoral law change not enough, concern about draft broadcasting law February 1, 2018 Find out more Organisation News to go further November 18, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Article 82 of the electoral law, which contained controversial provisions affecting the media, was modified at the request of President Evo Morales before he promulgated it on 27 May, but the changes did not go far enough and the article needs further revision.Under the original version of the article, candidates in the elections that choose judges to head four special national courts were banned from giving interviews to the media and from expressing their views in the media or in public forums. The amended version lifts the ban on the candidates but still bans the media from publishing their views. These posts are due to be elected for the first time on 16 October.“President Morales took the right decision when he requested a revision of Article 82 in an attempt to end the controversy,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Unfortunately, the controversy continues. It is contradictory to allow the candidates to express themselves freely while continuing to ban the media from publishing or broadcasting any opinion pieces about the candidates or giving the candidates space to express their views or present their programmes.“This means that candidates for senior judicial posts will have the right to speak in the media but the media will not have the right to allow them to speak. Such a contradiction is unsustainable. It also violates the Bolivian constitution and Inter-American jurisprudence, which rule out any form of blanket censorship.”The government has asked the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to resolve the outstanding issues when it drafts regulations implementing the electoral law, but this is not a satisfactory solution either.“It is the Electoral Tribunal’s job to oversee polling and vote counting,” Reporters Without Borders added. “It would be exceeding its role if it started setting rules for media coverage during the campaign preceding the elections, especially as it is one of the state institutions involved in the elections. It would be acting as judge and plaintiff at the same time. Another modification of Article 82 is the simplest and fairest solution. There is still time.”Government broadcasting via “cadena” Parliament is now considering a draft telecommunications law that will above all regulate the allocation of broadcast frequencies to radio and TV stations. But one of its clauses would allow the government to force all the broadcast media to form a network, known in nearby Venezuela as a “cadena,” to carry presidential speeches live.Reporters Without Borders usually supports any legislation, such as Argentina’s SCA law, that will result in a fairly apportioned media landscape and corrects excessive concentration of ownership. But we firmly oppose inappropriate use of government messages to disrupt media programming in what is, at bottom, a veiled form of censorship.“Cadenas” are dangerous if their content, duration and frequency are not strictly regulated. Such regulation is lacking in Ecuador, where public announcements, known as “cadenas,” apply to all radio and TV stations during the week. Presidential speeches, known in Ecuador as “enlaces,” are broadcast on Saturdays and the media can choose whether or not to carry them.In Venezuela, the term “cadena” is used for the long and frequent presidential speeches that all of the over-the-air TV stations and some cable TV stations are obliged to carry live. This monopolizing of the airwaves has just served to exacerbate the media war and polarization in Venezuela.Reporters Without Borders is of the view that presidential addresses should not be carried on more than one – state-owned – TV station, while obligatory broadcasting of government messages should in accordance with the nature and importance of each message. There is even less justification for a system of “cadenas” if fair and pluralist broadcasting legislation is adopted that grants equal status to the three categories of media – state-owned, privately-owned and community. RSF_en News BoliviaAmericas Follow the news on Bolivia Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Receive email alerts BoliviaAmericas Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile News News
News News Receive email alerts Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) pays tribute to the massive support that has resulted in today’s conditional release of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoglu, after ten days in an Istanbul prison.At the same time, RSF requests continued pressure on the Turkish authorities so that they withdraw the charges against Önderoglu and the other participants in the campaign of solidarity with the Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem.One of the other two participants arrested with Önderoglu on 20 June, Sebnem Korur Fincanci of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV), was also released today but the third, writer-journalist AhmetNesin, is for the time being still held.Their arrests triggered a worldwide outcry about the latest escalation in Ankara’s attempts to stamp out dissent. This assault on the very symbol of media freedom in Turkey was publicly decried by activists and fellow journalists in Turkey, by the UN secretary-general, and by scores of NGOs, associations, politicians and leading media figures throughout the world.RSF expresses its warmest thanks to all the people, anonymous and well known, what have helped to obtain the release of Önderoglu and Fincanci.“Our arrests show that the traditional harassment of journalists is being progressively extended to all civil society critics,” Önderoglu told RSF on his release from prison. “At a time when the Turkishauthorities are trying to restore their credibility with European institutions, respect by them for international legal standards on freedom of expression is long overdue.” June 30, 2016 RSF’s Turkey representative freed thanks to strong support to go further Follow the news on Turkey Organisation “We are of course delighted that Önderoglu and Fincanci have been freed,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “They should not have spent a single day in prison. But the case is just beginning andthe campaign must not let up. We call for Nesin’s immediate release and the withdrawal of all charges against all participants in the Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign.”As some 50 journalists have so far stressed in their brave gesture of solidarity with Özgür Gündem, pluralism is in great danger in Turkey. Many journalists and media workers are currently detained while hundreds of arbitrary prosecutions are under way. International support is more necessary than ever in order to curb the Turkish government’s authoritarian excesses and to support Turkey’s journalists.Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Erol Önderoglu – Credit: Ozan Kose News April 2, 2021 Find out more
Condemning abusesReports and statistics Impunity Condemning abusesReports and statistics Impunity Organisation December 8, 2020 FPU, RSF and CPJ to launch ambitious joint project to get justice for murdered journalists Notes for editors:The digital monument is live now at asaferworldforthetruth.com. The embargo for publications about the project and the digital monument will be lifted at 09:00 CET on December 9 2020.To learn more about the project, visit our website and check our social media pages (Twitter, Facebook).About the partners:Free Press Unlimited (FPU): Free Press Unlimited is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Free Press Unlimited helps local journalists in conflict areas to provide their audience with independent news and reliable information. The information that people need to survive and give shape to their own future. – freepressunlimited.org Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. Based in New York, we defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal. – cpj.orgReporters Without Borders (RSF): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is an independent NGO based in Paris, France. Its foreign sections, its bureaus in ten cities, including Brussels, Washington, Berlin, Tunis, Rio de Janeiro, and Stockholm, and its network of correspondents in 130 countries give RSF the ability to mobilize support, challenge governments and wield influence both on the ground and in the ministries and precincts where media and Internet standards and legislation are drafted. – rsf.org “Justice for murdered journalists is precious, and all too rare. It’s also essential in fighting those who use violence as a form of censorship. If information is to be free, then those who murder journalists must face the consequences of their actions. The first step in ensuring accountability is documenting the murders and the lives of those who have been lost.”Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) A Safer World For The Truth is a collaboration between Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) focused on the persistent issue of impunity in the murders of journalists. Journalists are murdered on a weekly basis and in 86% of the cases the killers go free.The campaign will combine an innovative “digital monument” to journalists murdered worldwide with an ambitious goal of documenting and investigating cold cases. The launch coincides with the World Press Freedom Congress on the 9th and 10th December 2020. There are three main components to this new campaign:Documentation: The digital monument asaferworldforthetruth.com is a live memorial to all the journalists who have been killed while doing their jobs. This monument will be continuously updated and enriched with longer feature stories about the lives of the journalists.Investigation: The A Safer World For The Truth project has a team of researchers working on investigating cold cases. Journalists across the world are invited to keep up to date on their progress by joining the global email list.Pursuing justice: The investigations of cold cases are conducted by an international team of journalists, researchers and legal experts. The investigations are used to prepare cases that will go to court. “Journalists all around the world are harassed, arrested, kidnapped and murdered for doing their job: providing people with truth. The three leading Press Freedom organisations in the world, Free Press Unlimited, Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, have come together to say enough is enough. It is time for a safer world for the truth.”Leon Willems, Director at Free Press Unlimited (FPU) News RSF_en Help by sharing this information “Killing the truth is the world’s safest crime – in nine out of ten cases the killers go free. In order to create a safer world for the truth, we need to bring justice to the murderers of journalists. That is why we have come together to investigate cold cases: to pursue justice. “Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) The Hague, 9 December 2020 – Leading press freedom organisations come together to launch an international online campaign to pursue justice for murdered journalists worldwide.
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Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Economic growth is estimated to have picked up strongly in the second quarter despite rising trade tensions, according to Fannie Mae’s July 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook. That spells a full-year real GDP growth of 2.8 percent, which is slightly higher than Fannie predicted in June’s report, but not likely to last. Per the report, Fannie Mae “believes the second quarter’s estimated 4.2 percent annualized growth pace is unsustainable for the balance of the year, as the contribution from trade was likely temporary.”Fannie said the effects of fiscal policy look to fade in the second half of 2019 and the GSE expects full-year 2019 growth to moderate to 2.2 percent.“As we celebrate the ninth anniversary of the economic expansion with what’s likely to be a robust second quarter, we’re also examining whether last quarter’s headline growth will mark a high point for the remainder of the cycle,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist, Fannie Mae. “Along with ongoing tightening of monetary policy, we expect fiscal stimulus, which has supported consumer, business, and government spending, to weaken as we move into 2019. And while trade provided a meaningful lift last quarter – owing in part to overseas firms pulling forward their imports from the U.S. ahead of the announced tariffs – we expect trade will likely once again be a drag on growth moving forward.” Fannie said consumer and government spending growth, inventory investment, and a leaner goods deficit to have contributed to Q2’s GDP uptick. However, the report stated, “while fiscal stimulus should continue to support such spending through the second half of 2018, a strengthening dollar and the potential for a wider range of tariffs could make trade a significant detractor from growth.”The GSE is also nervous about how “trade wars” between the U.S. and other nations will play out.“Worsening rhetoric and uncertainty over trade policy has the potential to adversely impact business sentiment and investment spending and hiring,” Fannie reported. The effects on the housing market, however, should be steady as the next year-and-a-half plays out, though inventory is likely to remain a constraint. “On housing, the same inventory constraints continue to haunt affordability and sales, with demand outstripping supply and home prices continuing to rise at a fast clip as a result,” Duncan said.According to the report, Fannie expects to see 2018 finish with about 18.4 million housing starts overall, then build to 19.4 million by the end of 2019. Median home prices should also stay in the mid-$300,000s through the next 12 months, while mortgage rates look to level off at 4.6 percent through the end of next year, Fannie reported.However, Fannie expects two additional interest rate hikes this year, given “a firming inflation outlook and the Fed signaling that it is willing to tolerate an inverted yield curve. The hikes will most likely occur in September and December.The labor market also improved in June. Fannie called that news a “boost” to consumer spending growth.Learn what Fannie Mae had to say about the economy and housing in May:Fannie Weighs in on Economic & Housing Momentum Predicting the Path for Housing in 2019 July 17, 2018 3,118 Views Tagged with: Economy Fannie Mae Home Prices Homes HOUSING Interest rates Inventory Outlook Policy Sales tariffs Trade Previous: The Economy is ‘Considerably Stronger’ Says Powell Next: Rental Rates on the Rise Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Home / Daily Dose / Predicting the Path for Housing in 2019 Share 1Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Economy Fannie Mae Home Prices Homes HOUSING Interest rates Inventory Outlook Policy Sales tariffs Trade 2018-07-17 Radhika Ojha About Author: Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago
Twitter Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Overcrowding at Letterkenny General Hospital has eased but remains an issue.According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there are 5 people lying on trolleys this morning either being treated or awaiting treatment.That figures is significantly less than was recorded earlier this week.However the problem does appear to be getting worse at Letterkenny General, last year on most occasions, the INMO daily figures mostly showed no patients on trolleys at the hospita. Overcrowding still an issue at Letterkenny General Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Google+ By News Highland – January 6, 2012 WhatsApp Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Previous articleWoman threatened at gun point in Lifford robberyNext articleConfederation CEO admits Donegal tourism comments were ill informed News Highland Pinterest Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal