There are legal terms that you can point out for defense because the video is clearly indisputable. For example you point out when was the last time the camera was calibrated? can you guarantee it’s accuracy without a shadow of a doubt? Have cameras in any instance ever been proven wrong? Last the tickets are written by another company. So ask what jurisdiction does this company has to legally write a citation to me because it’s not of an officer. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 15, 2017 at 11:57 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply March 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm Big Gorilla Dave Reply Please enter your comment! Are you talking about the woman who had 2 hearings today? Red light cameras are government-run for-profit rackets that should be illegal in every state, as they are in some already. Florida residents need to call and write their state Representatives, Senators, and the Governor to politely but clearly insist that Senate Bill 630 to totally ban red light cameras become law. Let each official know you find the cameras to be unacceptable and that complete removal is the only acceptable solution. Contact information:http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/representatives/myrepresentative.aspxhttp://www.flsenate.gov/senators/findhttp://www.flgov.com/contact-governor/James C. Walker, Life Member – National Motorists Association It is human nature to think well of ourselves; it is human nature to attempt to excel.It is very difficult to admit we don’t want to follow the rules we don’t like! Just went before randy means and watched him waive the fee for a woman who clearly ran the light. Then I step up and he hammers me for an additional 250 bucks. Needless to say it’s a subjective, lucrative, and its a racket. As an ex law enforcement officer, I’m ashamed of apopka. April 11, 2017 at 11:39 am March 26, 2017 at 12:16 am Dan March 16, 2017 at 6:45 am $250 extra dollars just to be heard….this is NOT about safety…it IS about revenue…..imho Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 March 16, 2017 at 11:15 am April 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 8 COMMENTS Please enter your name here Welcome to survivor island – Apopka style.30 people appealed their red light camera tickets and signed up for the hearings to have their ticket dismissed.These brave souls risked adding $250 to a $158 ticket for the right to make their case. They are more than doubling-down on their innocence when there is video evidence of their guilt. Will their defense hold up?It’s a diverse group who braves this gauntlet. Young and old. Black and white. Male and female. The pursuit of justice knows no age, race, or gender boundaries.Independent hearing officer Randy Means from Brevard County presided over the morning and afternoon hearings. He warned the defendants about ineffective defenses – such as “The light was blocked by a semi, I was going too fast to stop, I was distracted by my child”, etc. He went on to say that a guilty verdict would cost them an additional $250, while a no-contest plea would only cost them $50. If they were found not guilty, there is no charge and their $158 fine is dismissed.The holy grail of verdicts.The first defendant was also the most combative.Julie stood before Means and watched on video as she turned right onto an early morning road without making a complete stop. The video proved it visually and statistically. However, Julie had a variety of reasons for her actions.“I’m really familiar with this neighborhood and this road,” she explained. “It was early and no one is on the road at that time. My dog was in the car. I walk him in the morning. I looked both ways and I slowed down. I do this many times during the day on this road. I would never run through a red light.”Means pointed out to Julie why a complete stop on red is important.Welcome to the Apopka Red Light Camera hearings…“So many critical accidents occur on illegal right turns,” he said. “Accidents involving pedestrians, skateboarders, walkers, joggers, because the driver’s attention is focused to the left because it’s the direction of oncoming vehicles. That’s why it’s important to make a complete stop.”Means upheld the verdict and added $250 to Julie’s ticket.“I’m sorry I don’t actually think that’s fair,” she said. “Is there an appeal process?”Julie’s verdict caused two others to get up and plead no contest. “I ain’t playing that,” one defendant said as he pushed past the crowded room and paid his fine.On to the next case…Mikhail was in a left turn lane at a red light. He wanted to be in the lane to his right going straight, and under a green light, so he angled out of the left lane and continued forward.“There was a glare from the sun, and I didn’t see the turn lane,” he said. “I recently moved here. I made sure there was no traffic. I’m not here for changing lanes. I’m here for running a red light – which I didn’t do.”However, this is a violation because once a driver is within 100 feet of the intersection, they become subject to the light for that lane. Mikhail ran the red light in the controlling lane. It should also be noted that changing lanes while in an intersection is illegal, but the red light camera video can only be used to issue red light camera citations.Means upheld the verdict and added $250 to Mikhail’s ticket.“It’s better to make the left turn and make a U-Turn back,” Means said in a counseling tone. “That’s better than making a dangerous turn back into traffic.”In all, there were 30 hearings scheduled for the morning and afternoon sessions. 14 people decided to plead no contest and pay $208. 16 people trudged forward, and 15 of them paid the additional $250 penalty for the case against them being upheld.They had a range of reasons they were not guilty.“I just moved here.”“It was a very tall truck, and I didn’t see the light.”“Well I didn’t want to turn onto 451, that would put me five miles off course.”“I had my pregnant wife in the car, and that yellow light went red too fast.”None of those reasons convinced Means.The lone survivor of the two hearings was Ann.“I did apply my brakes. There was traffic, but no pedestrians. I was safe and I slowed down,” Ann said in a determined voice.Means watched the video three times as she pointed out her brake lights going on, despite not making a complete stop.“What’s your driving record?” Means asked. “I haven’t had a ticket in 40 years,” she said.“It’s a close call, but I’ll dismiss it,” said Means.“Thank you,” said Ann.“I could have gone the other way just as easily,” he said to Ann as she smiled and left the room.Use this link to learn more about the Apopka Red Light Camera Program. Reply The City of Apopka pays rent of $5,000.00 per month per camera even if they don’t write a ticket. There are over 20 cameras in Apopka alone. Every redlight camera ticket PROVES that redlight cameras don’t stop redlight running. They do alter driver behavior and I see people gunning it through the intersection or panic breaking to stop short. I also see people nearing an intersection with cameras and having tunnel vision at the green light ignoring pedestrians oncoming traffic just so they see if it is going to turn yellow.. I have seen 3 accidents caused by redlight cameras. The fact is that accidents have increased, it is time to eliminate this revenue scheme that paints the city in a bad light. At over $100,000.00 per month in rent, how many officers would that hire?!?!?! Redlight cameras do NOT make cities more attractive to businesses or residents, more police officers do. If it isn’t about revenue and it is about safety, then remove them and spend the same money on more officers!!!!! STOP THE LIES and admit it is just a revenue scheme! March 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm Andrew Patten James C Walker Dale Fenwick John Doe Reply TAGSRed Light Cameras Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Larry H Reply Hey, crazy idea. Stop at the red light. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily EDO / Stanisic Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109919/edo-stanisic-associates Clipboard EDO / Stanisic AssociatesSave this projectSaveEDO / Stanisic Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109919/edo-stanisic-associates Clipboard Manufacturers: SupawoodText description provided by the architects. As well as being a beautifully framed space, the gallery performs an essential environmental function. Each apartment has glass louvre vents above its entry door, secured behind aluminum grilles. In summer the gallery acts as a heat sink of cool air, inducing cross flow ventilation through the apartments. Residents get airflow through the apartments without the need for air-conditioning or a fan. The cross-flow ventilation through the apartments is induced by the lower ambient temperature of gallery, which is 15 degrees cooler than the western side of the building. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesThe gallery is a tempered space, a veranda between the inside and the outside. The gallery is also a social area, allowing people to mix as they come to and from their apartments and the owners’ corporation uses the space for its meetings. Save this picture!The upper level apartments, which are a mix of two and three bedroom units, don’t directly access the gallery. Instead, they are accessed through a single, central cross-over corridor lined with veined, brown marble panels and slotted ceiling panels painted in a metallic finish to reflect light. Save this picture!The passive heating and cooling is enhanced by the interiors, with their movable screens. Taking a cue from the sliding shoji screens of Japanese houses, bedroom walls can slide to open up apartments and change the spatial dynamic of the interior. The space is fluid and adaptable and designed for occupation rather than visitation. The EDO interiors are versatile, sometimes open and sometimes partitioned. The three metre wide balconies to the western face have plantation Australian hardwood decking and are an extension of the living areas.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessLiving Foz / dEMM ArquitecturaArticlesTWA Terminal to transform into a Boutique HotelArticlesProject locationAddress:88 Crown Street, Sydney, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!+ 23 Share Apartments 2009 “COPY” CopyApartments•Sydney, Australia Architects: Stanisic Associates Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Australia Area: 3040 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: CopyAbout this officeStanisic AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSydneyHousingMixed UseAustraliaPublished on February 13, 2011Cite: “EDO / Stanisic Associates” 13 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Year: The Alpine Pranburi / Beautbureau ArchDaily Year: Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 20 Share The Alpine Pranburi / BeautbureauSave this projectSaveThe Alpine Pranburi / Beautbureau Houses Projects 2015 Architects: Beautbureau Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773632/the-alpine-pranburi-beautbureau Clipboard Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773632/the-alpine-pranburi-beautbureau Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 2015 Area: 270 m² Area: 270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs: Spaceshift StudioPhotographs: Spaceshift StudioStructural & System Engineer:Next Innovation EngineeringLighting:Voravanna TonkulCity:Prachuap Khiri KhanCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. The Alpine is a private beachfront residence for an interethnic family of four, located on the Pranburi Beach, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. The house bears the imprints of two cultures that are rooted in two disparate geographies and climates: the oceanic Tropical and the mountainous Alpine.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe house reflects first and foremost the family’s casual lifestyle and love of the outdoors. The compact, aqua-centric residence addresses its immediate adjacency to the sea, echoing the vast natural body of water with its own aquatic components: a swimming pool, an outdoor shower, and a rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking the sea.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanTwo building volumes sit along the east-west axis of the long, narrow plot of land, separated by a small Frangipani courtyard on the ground floor yet connected by a wooden bridge on the upper floor. The single-storey beachfront pavilion adjacent to the swimming pool houses the living + dining + kitchen quarter, rooftop deck and Jacuzzi.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioIts horizontality allows a panoramic sea view for the master bedroom on the second floor of the two-storey streetfront volume; the lower level of which is occupied by the guest quarter and service functions.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe house sits lightly and humbly on the beach amidst local sea pines. One existing tree lining the street becomes an adopted part of the driveway, forming an axis from the street toward the sea. Moments of interplay between the modest house and its splendid natural surroundings are aplenty—the sounds of the wind and the tides supplement its quiet presence; dramatic colors of the vast open sky provide ever-changing backdrops; dancing shadows of neighboring trees lend ephemeral patterns to its unassuming facades.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanConstructed by a local builder on a modest budget, the structure is in situ post-and-beam concrete, infilled with brick masonry walls. The material palette is limited to unpainted cement plaster, wooden accent elements, stone tiles, and white terrazzo interiors. Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioVertical striations of the cement plastered facades, wooden wall panels and wooden slats make reference to the forests of Pranburi and those of the European Alpine Region the family holds dear. Through a veil of vertical wooden slats, a forest superimposes onto the sea.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessMaternity and Oncologic Parking / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos + Rafael Ángel Otero Mosq…Selected ProjectsEvent: Eyes on Boston: Back Bay Photo WalkEvent Share CopyAbout this officeBeautbureauOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPrachuap Khiri KhanThailandPublished on September 17, 2015Cite: “The Alpine Pranburi / Beautbureau” 16 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945238/hiding-house-wutopia-lab Clipboard Photographs: CreatAR ImagesProject Architect:Zongze Li, Zhilin MuDesign Team:Pan DaliProposal Development Team:Yumei Zhu, Wenxiao Hu, Bing Yu, Yixiang Zhou, Can Wang, Hong Jiang, Yaqian Mao, Weidong XuProject Manager And General Coordinator:Hao ZhangLighting Consultant:Chloe ZhangHome Consultant:Fang WangPerson In Charge Of Construction:Yuwen ChenCity:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Wutopia Lab finished a house with a black courtyard called the hiding house.It cost six years to finish the project. It was a small museum, a library, a showroom, a clubhouse, or a home. The variation implied a change in life. Thus, designers set out a basic architecture frame with multiple possibilities. A continues surface divided the house into two: living space and service space.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesAt the Southside of the continuous surface, there were a living room serving as an exhibition room and library, a canteen, a master bedroom, a tea room, a courtyard serving as garden and stage. At the other side was the kitchen, toilet, equipment room and a girl’s room for exhibition purpose. Mezzanine space was designed for services, storage space and living space.Save this picture!AxonometricThe living room, also a library, was ritualistic and connected to the views through the window. The black bookshelves exhibited clients’ collection but limited living room’s direction. Elevator connected vertical transportation from the living room to the mezzanine space.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe mezzanine space belongs to the male client. The dark private space was connected to the living room, bedroom and the hallway through a window. The peeking experience related back to the designer’s experience to the John Soane Museum. The girl’s room, on the other hand, was a silvering blue ‘galaxy’. Each ‘star’ was a customized exhibition shelf made of clear acrylic. This was a miniature version of the bubble installation in Anaya Children’s Restaurant.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesBlack was a perfect colour to emphasize green trees and the white House. The black volcanic rock along with Taihu stones, wisteria and bauhinia formed a micro Chinese Garden.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThere should not be any columns in the corner of the tea room. The continuous glass window required a 4-metres cantilever structure. Staircases towards the mezzanine space should also be thin and cantilevered from the thin wall. All equipment should be hidden and cost as least space as possible. Glass window, on the other hand, should be as big as possible in order to keep the beautiful view. All of the non-standard designs cannot be achieved without the support of our design team.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesStacking stones were a hard work for both architects and workers. Taihu stone could appear differently due to its position to other stones. Thus, adjustment and replacement of those stones happened after observed and judged form different angles. The process was full of surprises and the 20 square metres site cost 6 hours to built.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe abandoned fireplace and gate became a silent record of history in this project. A continuous metal line travelled through bookshelves and walls, sevring as zero height marks in the hiding house. The red paint was stripped from the gate and led the teak texture being revealed. The building was a record of history and memory.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe curtain in the courtyard can be released and retracted from bottom to the top in order to maintain the space integrity. The idea was simple but hard to achieve. For example, the connection between the curtain and the building, water proof and drainage should be considered. But when the blurry scene was presented while the curtain divide the courtyard into a stage and a garden, I realized that it was worth it.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe architect designed the pattern of the perforated plate using the wisteria flower as a template. In order to prevent the water pipe from interrupting the continuous black line of the eaves, the water pipe has a zigzag shape to allow the black line to pass through. Whirlpool drain was introduced in order to match those Taihu stones. Also, a support was added to the middle section of the neem tree and its form was based on Dali’s painting. The variation of façade elements of the tea room, however, were heavily influenced by designer’s happy mood.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesFor 74 months, the client did not know what he wanted. But he was certain that he wanted to present the dramatic experience of life without exaggerating it. Both parties are listening to each other’s opinions and explaining their reasons, and then use the completeness of the work as the final evaluation criterion as the basis for their respective concessions or adjustments. It was the story when an architect designed another architect’s house.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe hiding house served as a place, and it was a place with personal identity that can be real, fictitious, or intertwined. It was a complex context with possibility, hypothesis and fantasy. In other word, a place with possible events. It existed in space, permeated with different social concepts, forming a scape of appearance or culture, and some would cause strong physiological and emotional reactions, awakening body consciousness, and the material and symbolic value of the place could create spirits in different levels.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesAnyone’s scrutiny, observation and cognition of a place were permeated with social concepts, but a few people would notice that weather and light could symbolize the human emotions which projected to the place. Such social concepts created places as contexts and continued to rewrite places in form. In the hiding house, the boundaries between private and public is blurred. From the perspective of events, real and fictitious, public and private were intertwined into ambiguous contexts at different scales. And the place as a context was not restricted to a fixed place or event, or even time was displaced or rewritten. It would not draw a closure but continued to develop in order to update the hiding house. Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesWhen actor travelled from the gate to the courtyard while light casted to the ground, a tremendous scene was created in the black courtyard. The beauty of this short moment was like an illusion , but at that moment, it was eternal. This was the true concept that the designer wanted to express.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesProject gallerySee allShow lessFontworks Inc. Fukuoka Creative Lab / PRISM DESIGNSelected ProjectsArchitecture Competition: Château Lafite RothschildBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share “COPY” Hiding House / Wutopia Lab Architects: Wutopia Lab Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945238/hiding-house-wutopia-lab Clipboard “COPY” Houses Hiding House / Wutopia LabSave this projectSaveHiding House / Wutopia Lab Projects Photographs Save this picture!© CreatAR Images+ 48Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Area: 139 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project China 2020 CopyHouses•Shanghai, China CopyAbout this officeWutopia LabOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShanghaiOn FacebookChinaPublished on October 04, 2020Cite: “Hiding House / Wutopia Lab” 04 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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May 6, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas The Cuban Committee for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), a group that is illegal but tolerated, published details of the prosecutor’s charges against the 78 dissidents on 2 April. According to the committee, the prosecutor has asked for life sentences for 11 of them (including three journalists). The prison sentences requested for the others range from 10 to 30 years and total more than 900 years.On the first day of hearings yesterday, eight journalists were tried in Havana and four were tried in the provinces. According to the news website cubanet.org, the indictments were confirmed at the end of the hearing for four of them, Adolfo Fernández Sainz, Normando Hernández, Mario Enrique Mayo and Alejandro González Raga. The verdicts in the trials held on the first day could be issued on Monday. Foreign diplomats and the international press were not allowed into the courtrooms. Only relatives were able to attend. Several of the defendants have no lawyers.The trial of Raúl Rivero and Ricardo GonzálezRivero, who is the editor of the clandestine news agency Cuba Press, and González, who also heads the Manuel Márquez Sterling Association of independent journalists, are among those who are due to be tried today. The two are scheduled to be tried at the 10 de Octubre municipal court in Havana at a session starting at 8 a.m. They have a lawyer, Máximo Averóz. Rivero’s wife Blanca Reyes said Averóz was able to meet with the two detained journalists yesterday.Reporters Without Borders has obtained a copy of the indictment against them. It requests life imprisonment for González and 20 years for Rivero. They are charged under article 81 of the criminal code stating that: “whoever, in the interests of a foreign state, carries out an action with the aim of jeopardising the independence of the Cuban state or its territorial integrity, is liable to a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison or the death penalty.” The prosecutor claims that there are aggravating circumstances as regards both defendants.Calling both journalists “unpatriotic,” the indictment claims that, “they assumed the guise of independent journalists… with the aim of forming a group of counter-revolutionaries ready to act according to the goals pursued by the US government… The two defendants participated in the creation of a subversive magazine which they called De Cuba in order to provide false information and facilitate US attacks against the Cuban social system.” The indictment also accuses them of meeting several times with representatives of the US interests section in Havana and of collaborating with “counter-revolutionary” and “anti-Cuban” news media based in the United States and with various international organisations such as Reporters Without Borders. Rivero is additionally accused of being “a provocative violator of social norms.” Four journalists already imprisonedFour journalists were already in prison in Cuba before 18 March. They are Bernardo Arévalo Padrón of the news agency Línea Sur Press, who was sentenced in November 1997 to six years in prison for “affront” to the president and vice-president; Carlos Brizuela Yera, a contributor to the CPIC news agency, and Lester Téllez Castro, editor of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña, who were arrested on 4 March 2002 in the central town of Ciego de Ávila while protesting against a physical attack by police on a Cuba Press journalist; and Carlos Alberto Domínguez, who has been held since 23 February 2002 without being charged.The Cuban constitution stipulates that news media cannot be privately owned, under any circumstances. Banned from being published in their own country, about 100 independent journalists count on Cuban exile groups in the United States to publish their news reports, usually on websites. Subject to constant harassment, some 60 independent journalists have had to go into exile since 1995.*The Cotonou accords grant 77 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (the ACP group) economic aid and preferential trade relations with the European Union. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Some 15 activists from Reporters Without Borders accompanied by figures from the world of culture occupied the Cuban tourism bureau in Paris at around 10 a.m. today to protest against a wave of arrests of journalists in Cuba. They symbolically turned the office (located at 280 Boulevard Raspail in the 14th arrondissement) into a prison, hanging a banner saying “Cuba = prison” over the facade, and painting bars on the windows, behind which they put photos of recently detained Cuban journalists. The activists left the Cuban tourism bureau at 2 p.m. (12:00 GMT) at the moment when the trial of journalists Raúl Rivero and Ricardo González was due to start in Havana.Cuban writers Zoe Valdés and Eduardo Manet as well as personalities such as Jean-Jacques Beinex, Marek Halter and Yves Simon took part in the occupation in a show of solidarity with the dissident journalists. to go further News Organisation Follow the news on Cuba RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 15, 2020 Find out more April 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cuban tourism office in Paris occupied to protest against jailing of 24 journalists Some 15 activists from Reporters Without Borders accompanied by figures from the world of culture occupied the Cuban tourism bureau in Paris at around 10 a.m. to protest against a wave of arrests of journalists in Cuba. They symbolically turned the office into a prison, hanging a banner saying “Cuba = prison” over the facade. News Help by sharing this information October 12, 2018 Find out more RSF_en News Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News CubaAmericas On 18 March, on the eve of the US offensive against Iraq, the Cuban government took advantage of the international news focus on the war to launch an unprecedented wave of repression. Nearly 80 dissidents have been arrested including 24 independent journalists. They include poet and journalist Raúl Rivero, winner of the Reporters Without Borders – France Foundation award in 1997, and Ricardo González, the Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Havana. Both were to be tried today in Havana. Rivero faces 20 years in prison while González faces a life sentence. The trials began yesterday and are due to finish on Monday (7 April).While the world debates whether showing the pictures of prisoners of war violates their dignity, Reporters Without Borders says showing the faces of imprisoned journalists restores their dignity and saves them from the oblivion to which President Fidel Castro wants to consign them by locking them away. Cuba, a country where the state has a monopoly of news reporting, has now become the world’s biggest prison for journalists.Reporters Without Borders yesterday placed an announcement in the French daily Libération saying: “Far from Baghdad, Cuba wages an undeclared war and imprisons freedom.” Following this brief occupation of the Cuban tourism bureau, Reporters Without Borders was resolved on staging further protests if the journalists were convicted in the trials.Reporters Without Borders calls on the Cuban authorities to release the detained journalists and to drop the charges against them. The organisation call calls on the European Union to suspend all consideration of Cuba’s request to join the Cotonou accords* as long as these journalists are not set free.Summary trialsA total of 78 dissidents were arrested from 18 to 24 March. They are accused of acting “against the independence and territorial integrity of the state” in connivance with the US interests section in Havana (which substitutes for an embassy in the absence of diplomatic relations). At least 24 of the detainees are independent journalists. Their homes were subject to searches, in some cases lasting more than 10 hours, in which police confiscated computers, personal documents, books, fax machines and type-writers.This wave of arrests ends a period of relative tolerance which Cuba’s independent press seemed to have been enjoying for the past few months. Taking advantage of this let-up, several journalists in December 2002 had launched a magazine called De Cuba (available at www.rsf.org), which was the first attempt to challenge the government monopoly of news reporting in 10 years. The arrest of González, De Cuba’s editor as well as Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent, put an end to this bi-monthly publication, whose last issue came out on 27 February.
NewsLimerick unveils street ambassadorsBy John Keogh – July 10, 2013 828 Print New Music: 40Hurtz Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter Email TAGSLimerick city councilLimerick tourismMusic Limerickstreet ambassadors RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Three of the five street ambassadors, L-R: Eithne deLoughry O’Byrne, Jennifer O’Brien and Oliver Hayes at St Mary’s Cathedral.Three of the five street ambassadors, L-R: Eithne deLoughry O’Byrne, Jennifer O’Brien and Oliver Hayes at St Mary’s Cathedral.LIMERICK’S 2013 street ambassadors, who will provide a friendly first impression to tourists and advise them on the best places to visit, eat and shop, were officially introduced this week.They include local artist and photographer Eithne deLoughry O’Byrne and history buff Declan Hassett, who are both looking forward to their sixth and seventh years as ambassadors for Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dressed in Munster red, the roving tourist guides will also supply tourists with a weekly events guide on what’s happening in Limerick city and will keep an environmental watch, reporting litter offences, graffiti and infrastructural defects to Limerick City Council.Since 2006, the street ambassadors have helped 92,000 visitors in Limerick.Last year the tourist guides helped 8,000 tourists from over 50 different countries including Japan, India, South Korea and Argentina.The street ambassadors have undergone an intensive course in local history, first aid, communications skills and basic foreign language training.They will walk two different routes every day covering medieval Limerick and Limerick city centre.Mayor Kathleen Leddin said: “The street ambassadors are friendly and welcoming and a great resource for the many visitors to our city. One of the main reasons our visitors return is the friendliness of the local people, which superbly complements the wonderful attractions we have.“The street ambassadors play an important role in promoting the city and ensuring that our visitors enjoy their time here.”Director of Services at Limerick City Council, Kieran Lehane said the street ambassadors play a vital role in promoting the city ahead of Limerick becoming the first Irish City of Culture next year.“Limerick’s designation as the first Irish City of Culture 2014 is transforming Limerick into a cultural hub of activities that will attract people from both near and far and the street ambassadors play a vital role by engaging with tourists and local people to share their great knowledge of the city”, he said. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleSave the waterNext articleLimerick is the destination for Smarter Travel John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin Advertisement
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Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Annual Music Honors Recital scheduled By admin – April 17, 2018 Pinterest Odessa College MusicThe Odessa College Music Department will present its 4th Annual Honors Recital featuring its outstanding student performers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Jack Rodgers Fine Arts Auditorium.The evening will include vocal and instrumental offerings. The recital is open to the public and admission is free.Featured will be vocalists in Christopher Aguilar, Destinee Altier, Jacob Garcia, Crystal Jaquez, Cory Keesee, Veronica Miller, Daniella Rodriguez and Emily West. Instrumentalists performing will be Keaton Holley and Azalea Rivas on piano, Denise Enriquez on trumpet, Josh Vesper on trombone, and Andrew Gonzalez on marimba. Local News Twitter Facebook Twitter Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. Pinterest Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High focused as spring practice beginsNext articleTraffic stop leads to felony arrests admin