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Photo: Jeff Amy/AP[Episcopal News Service] A priest who works to support immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a private facility in Georgia says a whistleblower’s account of medical abuse there – including hysterectomies performed without proper consent – is supported by her own interactions with the detainees.The Rev. Leeann Culbreath, a priest in the Diocese of Georgia, has worked with and advocated for detainees at Irwin County Detention Center in south-central Georgia since 2016 as a volunteer with the South Georgia Immigrant Support Network. She is also a co-facilitator of Episcopal Migration Ministry’s Episcopal Ministry for Immigrant Detention, which connects people working with detainees around the country.On Sept. 14, the South Georgia Immigrant Support Network and three other organizations filed a complaint that includes accounts from a whistleblower named Dawn Wooten – a nurse who works at Irwin County Detention Center – and the detainees themselves that describe not only unsanitary conditions but pervasive medical abuse and neglect at the facility.The aspect of the complaint that has received the most attention is the report of unusually high rates of hysterectomies performed on detainees, many of whom did not fully understand why the procedure was done or were given conflicting descriptions of what would be done to them, raising a host of ethical concerns.The Rev. Leeann Culbreath. Photo courtesy of Episcopal Migration MinistriesCulbreath had observed this herself over the past year and a half. As detainees told her of their experiences, she compared notes with other people who worked with them.“Several of us volunteers and some attorneys who were working with the women would just kind of comment, ‘You know, doesn’t this seem like a lot? Gosh, they had a surgery too?’”And while Culbreath knows at least one woman who clearly needed and wanted a full hysterectomy, others – as documented in the complaint – said they neither needed nor wanted it.“There were gynecological procedures happening at a rate that seemed higher than the norm, to the point that pretty much everyone going [for any gynecological treatment] seemed to be getting the same thing,” Culbreath told Episcopal News Service. “There’s enough red flags going up that people may be getting treatment they really don’t need.”With limited access to the facility and only anecdotal reports, it was difficult for Culbreath and other advocates to act until Wooten came forward with detailed descriptions of what she witnessed as a nurse. Wooten reported that the detention center sends women to a particular gynecologist outside the facility, and “everybody he sees has a hysterectomy — just about everybody.”“[Wooten] stated that while some women have heavy menstruation or other severe issues that would require hysterectomy, ‘everybody’s uterus cannot be that bad,’” the complaint says.The reports have drawn comparisons to past instances of forced sterilization in the United States and even in Nazi Germany.“When I met all these women who had had surgeries, I thought this was like an experimental concentration camp. It was like they’re experimenting with our bodies,” Wooten said in the complaint.“This particular instance demonstrates how important it is to have the local church engaged in the work of ministering to those in detention,” said Allison Duvall, manager for church relations and engagement at Episcopal Migration Ministries, who helped start Episcopal Ministry for Immigrant Detention with Culbreath. “Without Leeann’s leadership and the work of so many of her colleagues and other organizations on the ground, these alleged abuses would not be coming to light.”Two sisters are reunited outside Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, after one of them was released on bond. Photo: Leeann CulbreathCulbreath visits detainees, building relationships and accompanying them through the tedious and difficult immigration process. Over the years, the detainees have shared their accounts of the “dehumanizing” conditions with her.“The conditions are abysmal. It’s crowded. It’s dirty,” Culbreath told ENS. She mostly meets with detainees in a separate visiting area, but she has toured the facility and seen the conditions firsthand.“You’d have 100 women in an open, two-story dorm with maybe four toilets, four shower nozzles, drinking fountains. They don’t even give them water cups. They have to buy those from the commissary if they want a cup for drinking water.”The meals consist of poor-quality processed foods, with meat once a week and very few fresh vegetables or fruit, detainees have told her. Sometimes there are bugs in the food. Solitary confinement is used for punishment. And the conditions have only worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she said.“This place is not equipped for humans,” one detainee was quoted as saying in the complaint.Even before COVID-19, serious medical problems were being reported. Detainees have reported being denied crucial, life-saving medications and access to a doctor for weeks – even when they are obviously sick and in pain. Wooten said other nurses routinely shredded detainees’ requests for medical care without evaluating them and falsified medical records to avoid providing care. And COVID-19 has magnified the systemic medical abuse and neglect, the complaint says. Wooten and detainees report that staff often refuse to test detainees who have symptoms of COVID-19, do not properly quarantine new arrivals and have not provided sufficient personal protective equipment. Staff are also instructed to work even if they have COVID-19 symptoms – and even if they have tested positive. Dozens of detainees and employees at the detention center have tested positive, though Wooten said she believes the number to be much higher, and at least one employee has died of the virus.Culbreath believes the motive behind the reported unnecessary hysterectomies is the financial incentive that drives the private prison industry, which is “undergirded by racism.”“I think the profit motive is a big factor behind it,” she said. “This is a for-profit facility, and so wherever they can cut costs, they can have an exclusive contract. A doctor who has an exclusive contract with a facility like that doesn’t have a lot of accountability. The patients he or she is seeing can’t get a second opinion; they’re very vulnerable. And so one could say that there could be a motive to do more surgeries because you can bill for more surgeries.”Culbreath says this is just one jarring example of the problems with private detention facilities like Irwin County Detention Center. Despite the fact that many ICE detainees have not committed any crime – many are asylum-seekers undergoing a legally sanctioned process, or they simply had expired paperwork – those in private facilities are often subjected to worse conditions than convicted prison inmates.“It’s prison, but it’s worse than prison,” Culbreath said. “They don’t receive the kind of services that inmates in prison would receive. … Detained persons are employed by the facility for $1 a day to perform the basic functions of the facility, like cleaning.”That’s not enough for them to buy the personal products they need or make phone calls to their families, but it can be their only option for income.“This is another form of slavery, just as mass incarceration is,” Culbreath said.And with detainees unable to work their shifts due to COVID-19, many of the essential tasks aren’t getting done. With little accountability and an underlying financial motive to cut costs and generate profits, conditions can deteriorate to dangerous levels.“These facilities are cutting costs wherever they can then by employing detained persons for $1 a day instead of even $5 a day, let alone minimum wage,” Culbreath said. “But they’re getting, like, Hilton rates per day from government contracts. We’re paying for it! Taxpayers are paying for this; the corporations managing the facilities … are profiting from it.”Culbreath hopes there will be a thorough investigation into Irwin County Detention Center and that it will eventually be shut down.“I don’t think there’s a humane way to run it,” she said.But what might replace the current system, especially given the fact that many rural communities have come to rely on detention facilities as their main economic drivers? That’s where the church might come in, Culbreath said.“You still have an immigration system. And what is the church’s role in that? And how can the church be part of transitioning rural communities that lose this?”Whatever the solution, Culbreath sees ending inhumane detention conditions as a moral and civic imperative.“I don’t think it’s humane to incarcerate people in those conditions, especially those who are not criminals and are not serving a sentence and are not receiving due process. So I just I think it’s fundamentally unconstitutional and also morally repugnant.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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ArchDaily Houses Photographs: Greg Richardson PhotographyIntroductionShantih is a refuge. She is composed of multiple contrasting and duelling identities. She is modest and elaborate, finely crafted and at times repetitive. She is big, loud and bright while also somber, eerily mysterious and pensive. Her two arms wrap around and hold onto the land sloping away from her towards the infinite sea.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Client/BriefShantih is a small beach house located in Hunts Point, a small beach town in Queen’s County, Nova Scotia, an area known for its lush, natural landscapes. The clients, who make their primary home in the nearby city of Halifax, required that their new beach house engage this rich landscape, while maintaining a modest public façade toward the road. The natural grassy bowl in the middle of the property had long been a playground for their young grandchildren and so the cottage was required to celebrate the field in the foreground. The beach house would need to provide a quiet respite from the busy city life, offering multiple opportunities for passive interior/exterior connections, while also acting as a gathering venue for the clients’ ever-growing extended family.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyExteriorShantih’s siting, form and materiality are all intrinsically linked to the Hunts Point landscape on which it is built.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyThe building siting is a consequence of two local natural landscaping features; a natural bowl situated in the middle of the property and a distinctly beautiful curved beach adjacent to the property. The beach and the natural grassy bowl make for the most distinct features standing on the land (micro) and from an aerial perspective (macro). The spread wings of the cottage conform to both land features, nestling comfortably into a sheltered, private area for the clients.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyThe economical shed roof is inspired by the form of local fishing sheds and shanties spread along the Nova Scotia coastline. The low-end of the roof faces towards the main road and public realm as a modest gesture, providing for a comfortable element of human scale at the narratives introduction.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyThe buildings’ exterior skin is composed of lightly stained eastern white cedar shingles, fine horizontal slats, exposed poplar soffits, stainless steel chimneys and a crisp white aerofoil brise soleil. The eastern white cedar, sourced from nearby mills in New Brunswick, is a staple of the regions design vernacular and requires little to no maintenance, as the wood shingles have their own naturally occurring protective oils.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyAs per the requirements of the client, the rear (street) of the beach house is a long and low horizontal shy line just above the horizon, while the private façade (ocean) is tall, proud and open to the western daylight and ocean view. The long windowless north face aims to economize the building’s energy use and create a barrier from the prevailing north-east winds. Secondary views point towards the driveway and exterior pool on the eastern (morning) side of the building. A thin strip window, running the length of the building, ties the ends of the building together.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyAbove all else, Shantih is consciously designed to utilize the local skill, talent and material language of the region. Building construction is economized by using cladding and framing techniques that are well known and easy to adapt in a modern vocabulary.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyInteriorThe interior composition of the beach house comprises two wings flanking a central great room. A cross-grained main entry pulls visitors along a long corridor (the first of 3 compression zones) before entering the main space which is supported by 2’ deep engineered wood beams. The great room includes a kitchen, dining and living room, which houses a 6 foot long gas fireplace. From the great room a fully collapsible glazing system (Nanawall) morphs an exterior screened porch into the primary interior social zone, creating an uninterrupted large summer space.Save this picture!© Greg Richardson PhotographyThe main space is adjoined by corridors (the remaining 2 compression zones), which lead to either the south or north wings, or the sleeping wings. The south wing encompasses all of the primary dwelling units while the north wing houses the remaining guest rooms. The master bedroom wing is wrapped with a 180 degree view of the sea, the driveway and the adjacent tree-line. Concrete floors, exposed wood and locally fabricated millwork make up the space palette of the buildings interior.Save this picture!Shantih’s entry and interior corridors guide the user through a processional narrative. With long dark corridors, compressed spaces and acoustic variation, Shantih is composed of purposeful contrasts in an attempt to build crescendos in the main living spaces. Shantih provides an intended drama – the joy of seeing the unfathomable view again for the first time repeatedly. The houses varying contrasts of light, space and sound with darkness, confinement and solitude builds that narrative. Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessNowa Huta of the Future Proposal / Basic City A+UArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Ruta del PeregrinoArticles Share Canada “COPY” Shantih / Omar Gandhi ArchitectSave this projectSaveShantih / Omar Gandhi Architect Photographs CopyHouses•Liverpool, Canada “COPY” Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/272825/shantih-omar-gandhi-architect Clipboard 2012 Year: Shantih / Omar Gandhi Architect Projects Save this picture!© Greg Richardson Photography+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/272825/shantih-omar-gandhi-architect Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOmar Gandhi ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLiverpoolWoodHousesCanadaPublished on September 18, 2012Cite: “Shantih / Omar Gandhi Architect” 18 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. 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photographs: Paul RafteryPhotographs: Paul Raftery DesignWild ArchDaily House in Hampstead / Cullinan StudioSave this projectSaveHouse in Hampstead / Cullinan Studio United Kingdom CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571794/house-in-hampstead-cullinan-studio Clipboard “COPY” House in Hampstead / Cullinan Studio “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571794/house-in-hampstead-cullinan-studio Clipboard Save this picture!© Paul Raftery+ 19 Share Projects Houses Synergy Consulting Structural Engineer:John RomerProject Architect:Kevin GohProject Director:Carol CostelloCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul RafteryRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in Luxury Apartments in St Johns WoodWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Much of the original integrity of this Grade II listed Georgian house had been lost through a series of clumsy interventions. The house was poorly planned – with no real central living space or easy flow from one part to another.We did not want to simply add on more living space but rather improve the upper and lower ground floors of the house in a way that worked with the existing building, both internally and externally. It was clear that the new part of the building would relate to the garden on a more domestic scale if its height were lower.Save this picture!© Paul RafteryA bold new plan was devised. Using the pure geometry of a ‘cube’, we created a new large central living space, giving the house a new heart. Smaller rooms opening off this space match the rhythms of family life: there’s a warm and welcoming place to come together in but also spaces to quietly retreat to.Clever arrangement of the kitchen, pantry, utility room and cloakroom makes for a smoothly and efficiently run home.Save this picture!SectionA steel and timber structure forms the ‘cube’. The warmth and comfort that the client was looking for was achieved through a simple palette of waxed birch ply and oak to line the stairs, floors, walls and ceiling. We worked closely with craftsmen to ensure an immaculate finish. The birch ceiling is washed with light from a continuous ribbon of clerestory windows.Spaces open into each other – and out into the garden. The delight of a London garden is enjoyed from carefully organised windows and also from an upper outdoor terrace.Save this picture!© Paul RafteryExtensions to similar houses close by had aimed for a contrast to the existing style. We took a different approach and started with what was already there. We chose materials that were the same or similar to the original house: timber; glass; neutral-coloured fenestration; and off-white coloured rendered masonry panels.Save this picture!Floor PlanWith the massing and external materials of the new extension we sought to complement the existing building. Minimal changes were made to the front elevation – so nothing of its heritage character is lost.We also considered the neighbours and improved their outlook over the house. The view is now of foliage and a sedum roof rather than a shed roof and lean-to slate roof. Save this picture!© Paul RafteryProject gallerySee allShow lessSix ‘Cathedrals of Culture’ Tell Their Stories in New 3D FilmVideosLatest New Yorker Cover Addresses Ferguson Rift With Saarinen’s Iconic ArchArchitecture News Share Cape Construction Area: 100 m² Area: 100 m² Photographs Services Engineer: Main Contractor: Architects: Cullinan Studio Area Area of this architecture project Landscape Architect: CopyAbout this officeCullinan StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonHousesUnited KingdomPublished on November 29, 2014Cite: “House in Hampstead / Cullinan Studio” 29 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHousing•China “COPY” Year: China Hidden Valley House / SU Architects Photographs Housing Projects ArchDaily Area: 800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885491/hidden-vally-su-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885491/hidden-vally-su-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Yilong Zhao+ 46 Share Hidden Valley House / SU ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHidden Valley House / SU Architects 2017 Photographs: Yilong Zhao, Xuguo Tang, Hao ChenStructural Engineer:Weiping ZhuStructural System:Brick-Concrete StructureFunction:B&BProducts:Y&M Krono Gree Moloney RongoArchitect In Charge:Shaoxun GuoDesign Team:KeYuan Ma, Jiachen Xie, Mengting ZhangCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yilong ZhaoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterBackgroundThe site is located on a mountainside beside the South Road Village in Mogan Mountain, Zhejiang Province, with unique scenery and wide vision. The original site is very narrow, and the architect wants to create as many spatial orders as possible in a relatively small space. The original site was split into three parts, and then forms three courtyards. Three different courtyards form a loop ring. The ring constitutes a garden path around the house. The original two-story prototype of the old house was split into several basic units that, when combined, formed a new internal space and external form. Yards and houses are two elements of the site, and architect hopes to reconstruct these elements to explore the new state of architecture’s inner world and the natural landscape’s external world.Save this picture!© Yilong ZhaoSiteThe site is located on a mountainside near the South Road Village Road in Mogan Mountain and is adjacent to a country road with beautiful scenery and wide vision. The original old building was built in the 70s of last century, is a mixed structure of brick and wood. The main structure of the building has been tilted, the interior decoration is very old, and so the owners consider rebuilding them.Save this picture!Yuxiuyi Axonometric SketchThere’s a small space to the south of the original old house. It is the terrace and yard when the owner did the work. It is also the main entrance of the main house. There is a ten-meter tall pine tree on the east side of the terrace. The house, the yard and the pine are the main elements existing in the site of the owner’s past life. However, the functions of the site now and in the future have been changed from the functions of the farm life. Therefore, architect considers the interrelationship of the three element of the site.Save this picture!© Xuguo TangGardenExtroverted village relationship of space and introverted courtyard space order are the important components of the traditional oriental architectural space. The architecture and the courtyard are an interdependent symbiotic relationship.Save this picture!© Yilong ZhaoAn important distribution of the traditional Chinese architectural space is the distribution of courtyards. The courtyards and houses implied the status of the owner. Live the deep house to avoid the world. As people walk through the courtyard, they also feel the order and view in the architectural space.Save this picture!Jiangnan Garden PrintIn relatively small and simple space, architect wants to create as many spatial sequences as possible. The original site of the outdoor platform is divided into three parts, forming three different properties of the courtyard. Mountain garden, bamboo garden and pine garden scattered and interspersed around the house.Save this picture!© Yilong ZhaoMountain garden at the entrance is the first courtyard along the ramp into the site. Here is an open field of vision, you can look the bamboo mountain; the second courtyard is the bamboo garden which located in the north of the long field. The courtyard is surrounded by the hillsides and buildings on the north side, where you can observe the backside bamboo mountain. The third courtyard is the pine garden. There’s a ten-meter tall pine tree in the courtyard. Pine, both cedars, is also relaxation. Wind blows, pine leaf whirling.Save this picture!South ElevationFrom far to close, stay calm and listen to loose. The three courtyards form a closed-loop path. Hold off before starting up. The starting point of space is also the end of space, and the multi-level spatial sequence in buildings and courtyards is integrated into new places.Save this picture!© Yilong ZhaoArchitectureThe name of the building “Lin Qi Gu Yin” is taken from the sentence of an ancient book written by WANG DIBAO who lived in the Five Dynasties (907-960) .The project is independent of the periphery of the village and has a not very big volume. The house owner hopes that the house will not be isolated and closed after being built, but the atmosphere and space in the village will also be felt.Save this picture!© Xuguo TangThe original old house has local roof form which is double slope roofs, is the basic form of ancient houses in Jiangsu and Zhejiang province. In the project, there is no other village in the surrounding area. Local policy stipulates that the volume of new buildings cannot exceed the volume of old buildings. The architect disassembles the original building volume into several basic geometric units and combines them into a three-dimensional miniature village. The interior and exterior forms of the building are reconstructed. The roof of the building fluctuates in elevation and echoes with the mountains behind.Save this picture!Yuxiuyi Section SketchThe house and the yard are scattered, and the pine tree in the terrace before are cleverly preserved. The middle volume of the building like a stretched out hand. The southern facade opens to a large, transparent window to the outside world where you can view bamboo forests in the distance. Renovated roof is also a scene in the mountains, attracting friends come to visit. The main body of the building recedes, hidden in the mountains and forests.Save this picture!© Yilong ZhaoIn the external environment, the house presents a vague presence forward and backward, which can not only be vaguely perceived, but also cannot be seen in the whole picture, looming.Save this picture!© Xuguo TangThe architect opened the ground floor space to form an overhead corridor. The corridor linkeds the courtyards back and front, while the restaurant and living room, reading area and other functions separated from each other.Save this picture!1F PlanThroughout the village, no matter big or small, are like natural growth, different forms, not stereotypes. The architect hopes that each “household” in the reconstructed “village” will have a different space. Different rooms, different windows; different views, different moods.Save this picture!© Yilong ZhaoThinkingIn past villages, skilled craftsmen gathered and were able to take charge of each. The construction techniques of the house, the nice design of gardens, and the planning and layout of the village were not in any way inferior to the city in many respects, leaving behind a large number of “no-design” designs.Save this picture!© Xuguo Tang The “oneness of man and nature” pursued by the ancients is hard to match. Perhaps we may try to let go of the form and not to construct it for architecture. It is only for the place, to interpret a purely natural relationship with nature in a modern language and integrate it into the environment and regard nature as a teacher.Save this picture!© Xuguo TangProject gallerySee allShow lessMicro-Cosmos Soyul / Kim Seunghoy (Seoul National University) + KYWC ArchitectsSelected Projects41 Birmingham / SJBSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Zhejiang, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: SU Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSU ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingZhejiangSU ArchitectsHousingB&BChinaPublished on December 20, 2017Cite: “Hidden Valley House / SU Architects” 19 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
New dedicated office space for charities opened in Kensington 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Leases are available until June 2010 without review and shorter flexible leases are available by arrangement. The smallest self-contained office is 265 sq. ft. and the largest single unit available is 10,000 sq. ft.On site facilities include a cafÃ©, gym and sports hall. Amenities include 24 hour, 7 day a week access; gas-fired central heating; automatic passenger lifts; car parking available on site; bicycle stands; perimeter trunking; broadband access and IT cabling. The 100-seater auditorium can be hired on a pay-as-you-use basis, as can the hot-desks for visitors. The resource centre, staffed by Charity Logistics personnel comes equipped with TV, DVD and overhead projectors. It offers conference facilities, meeting rooms, IT advice, computer hosting, photocopying and fax facilities. Howard Lake | 7 March 2005 | News Following its success with 89 Albert Embankment, home to more than 40 charities, Charity Logistics has opened a second charity centre on Kensington High Street in London.The building was officially opened on Tuesday 1 March by Jitinder Kohli, Head of the Active Communities Unit. Nine organisations have already relocated to Charity Centre at Charles House. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures News June 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today voiced its relief at the release yesterday of four Nigerian journalists who were abducted a week early near Aba, in Abia state, as they were returning from a conference held by the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Akwa Ibom state. Wahab Oba, president of the journalists’ union in Lagos, Adolphus Okonkwo, journalist on the Voice of Nigeria, Sylvester Okere, a journalist on the privately owned daily The Champion Newspapers, and Sola Oyeyipo, another Lagos-based journalist, were found unharmed in a remote area of Abia state. “We are happy for these journalists that they have been quickly able to get back to their loved-ones and resume their jobs”, Reporters Without Borders said.No ransom was paid for their release. ——————————————————————————————–13.07.2010 – Four journalists held hostage in Niger delta regionReporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the abduction of four journalists – Wahab Obba, the head of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Lagos state, Adolphus Okonkwo of Voice of Nigeria, Sylvester Okere of The Champion Newspapers, and Sola Oyeyipo, another Lagos-based journalist – on 11 June near Aba, in the southeastern state of Abia.They had been attending a Nigeria Union of Journalists conference in the neighbouring state of Akwa Ibom and were heading back to Lagos when their official NUJ bus was intercepted by gunmen.“We call for the immediate release of these journalists, who were kidnapped at gunpoint after attending a working meeting,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also urge the Nigerian authorities to do their utmost to establish where they are being held hostage and to negotiate a rapid and favourable outcome with their abductors.”Several journalists managed to flee when the gunmen intercepted and hijacked the NUJ bus in Abia on the morning of 11 July, but not the four who were taken hostage.NUJ president Mohammed Garba, who received a phone call from one of the hostages, said the kidnappers were demanding a ransom of more than a million dollars for their release. The police are investigating. Follow the news on Nigeria News NigeriaAfrica Receive email alerts Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms News to go further NigeriaAfrica Organisation July 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four kidnapped journalists released unharmed Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria January 28, 2021 Find out more February 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en News
News News Reports Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en Help by sharing this information August 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist shot and wounded in another case of violence against press in Oaxaca Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the ability of journalists to work freely in the southern state of Oaxaca after a shooting attack on 5 August in the city of Salina Cruz on Alberto Fernández Portilla, the director of the Semanario del Istmo local newspaper and producer of a news programme on radio XEKZ. Fernández believes the attack was prompted by coverage of theft and corruption involving the state oil company Pemex. The newspaper’s deputy editor, Daniel Pérez Espinoza, and one of its journalists, Edwin Meneses Santiago, were recently threatened. “Press freedom is in a bad way in Oaxaca,” the organisation said. “Social conflicts gave rise to a great deal of violence there last year, and a US journalist, Bradley Will, was killed during a demonstration. We urge the federal authorities to quickly shed light on the attack on Fernández.”The attack occurred as Fernández arrived at his home in the early hours of 5 August. A gunman got out of a car, pointed his revolver at him and said: “You meddled in my boss’s business so I’m going to kill you.” The assailant then shot Fernández three times, hitting him in the abdomen, left leg and right arm. His children rushed out on hearing the shots and got him to hospital.Fernández told Reporters Without Borders from hospital that he had two theories about who could have been behind the attack. He said he recently received telephone threats after covering corruption cases in which the local head of the Pemex labour union was allegedly involved. He also suspected a group of people who had been stealing oil from the Pemex pipelines.The attack is currently being investigated by the Oaxaca prosecutor’s office that handles cases of violence against journalists, while the police are protecting Fernández and his home. Legislative elections were taking place on the day of the attack but the authorities have ruled out any connection.Will, an American freelance cameraman, was fatally shot on 26 October 2006 in street clashes that broke out during demonstrations by left-wing groups opposed to Oaxaca governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. His murder has still not been solved. Misaél Sánchez Sarmiento, a journalist with the regional daily El Tiempo, narrowly survived a shooting attack on 17 June of this year after writing an article about Will’s murder. MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further
News UpdatesStudent Misses Exam As His ‘Mental Health Deteriorated During Lockdown’, Gujarat HC Allows Him To Take Supplementary Exam Sparsh Upadhyay24 April 2021 9:45 PMShare This – xImage source: Brain FactsIn a significant order, the Gujarat High Court on Friday (23rd April) allowed an Engineering student, who claimed that his mental health deteriorated during the Lockdown and thus, he failed to take the earlier semester exams due to depression, to take the supplementary exam. Observing that in order the petitioner is not placed in the irreversible situation and that the petition does not become meaningless, the Bench of Justice N. V. Anjaria granted him the interim relief to appear in the supplementary examinations for both the first and second semesters. The facts in brief The Student is pursuing the course of B. Tech. at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute and vide its order dated 05th October, the Institute sought to remove the student/petitioner from the Institute as per the decision of the Academic Performance Review Committee on the ground that he did not complete the minimum requirement of earned credit. It was the case of the Petitioner that during the lockdown, the mental health of the petitioner deteriorated and he reeled under depression which started from January, 2020 and peaked in May-June, 2020. The Petitioner, it was submitted, an otherwise bright and diligent Student did not take the semester-end exams for reasons beyond his control. It was stated that the petitioner conceived even suicidal thoughts at regular bouts and for such reasons, he could not appear in the examination which was conducted online by the Institute. Apparently, he didn’t even communicate his mental condition to his parents. Thus, the petitioner moved a Special Civil Application before the Gujarat High Court which was disposed of on 10th February, 2021 and the Institute was directed to decide the representation of the petitioner. After the said order, the representation came to be decided and the Institute stuck to their earlier decision to reject the request of the petitioner by stating that in view of the Academic Regulations it was not possible to consider the case of the petitioner. [NOTE: As per the said Regulation mentioned, the student was expected to complete 25 earned credit at the end of the second semester, failing which his/her registration may be terminated.] Also, when the parents of the student came to know about the decision of the University to cancel his registration, they addressed a communication to the Institute along with the medical certificates of their son which portray a painful story and showcase the sufferings undergone by a young boy, however, the Institute didn’t change its decision. Student moves before the High Court Again, the student moved the High Court praying that that the action of the Institute in issuing the impugned orders was wholly unwarranted and uncalled for keeping in mind the pandemic that had hit the world and the resultant lockdown that was imposed in this Country. Importantly, the Counsel for the Petitioner, Ronith Joy relied on Regulations 15.3 and 15.4 of Institute’s Academic Regulations. Regulation 15.3 under the head “Examinations”, provides that those students who are not able to appear in the semester-end examination due to compelling reason, could be given II grade on medical ground and such students may be permitted to appear in the supplementary examination conducted by the Institute. Similarly, Regulation 15.4 also permits the students who have failed in one or more course in the end-semester examination to appear in the supplementary examination. Regulation 7.3 was also referred to, which prescribes the procedure to file an application regarding the medical condition and the intention to sit for the supplementary exam, however, it was also submitted that due to the mental condition of the petitioner, he could not meet with the said deadline. Importantly, perusing regulations 15.3 and 15.4, the Court observed, “Whether the petitioner is entitled to the benefit of aforesaid Regulations 15.3 and 15.4 and whether the circumstances which prevented him from appearing in the examination Resolution dated 17th October, 1988 compelling and whether they were special circumstances or they constitute a good medical ground, may be examined by the Court in detail at the later stage.” Further, considering all the aspects including the provision of Regulation 15.3 and the attendant facts, circumstances and the factors, without expressing any final opinion, interim relief was granted to the petitioner by directing the respondents to permit the petitioner to appear in the supplementary examinations which are stated to be scheduled to be conducted in the month of May, 2021 for both the first and second semesters. Lastly, clarifying that permission given to the Student to appear in the examinations wouldn’t grant any equity in favor of the petitioner, the Court fixed the matter for further hearing on June 25. Advocate Ronith Joy appeared on behalf of the Petitioner-Student. Click Here To Download The OrderRead OrderTagsJustice N. V. Anjaria Gujarat High Court Students Rights Mental Health Lockdown student misses exam due to Depression Depression due to Lockdown Next Story