CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check TAGSICCICC T20 World CupICC T20 World Cup 2020ICC T20 World Cup opening ceremonyICC Women’s T20 World CupICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020ICC World Cup 2020 SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – February 28, 2019 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’IPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Shahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiMichael Cassel Group’s credits include major productions of Disney’s The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Royal Edinburgh Military TattooTickets to all 23 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches, including the opening celebration in Sydney, have adult tickets from $20 and all kids’ tickets are $5The opening night of the women’s tournament will take place on Friday, February 21 next year, and feature defending champions and hosts Australia playing India in a blockbuster match under lights.The Michael Cassel Group have been appointed to produce a spectacular pre-match show befitting a major global event, where fans from across Australia and around the world will come together to experience the biggest women’s sporting event ever held in Australia.Sydney-based Michael Cassel Group’s long list of credits include the first international touring production of the world’s number one musical, Disney’s The Lion King, the Australian premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the upcoming Australian leg of the acclaimed international spectacular, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.In 2020, fans have the opportunity to experience not just one but two World Cups in Australia, with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup taking place later in the year, from October 18 to November 15.Also Read: ICC announces sale of 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup ticketsICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 Local Organising Committee CEO Nick Hockley said: “We are delighted to be working with the Michael Cassel Group and the New South Wales Government to put on a spectacular opening celebration for fans, be they attending at Sydney Showground Stadium or the millions of fans watching around the world.“Appointing a world-renowned partner to deliver the opening celebration will ensure we start the tournament off in an exciting and memorable way and provide fans with an incredible value-for-money experience, with a world-class production immediately followed by a blockbuster opening match between Australia and India.“We have made sure that tickets to all matches are accessibly priced, so that families and friends can come together and experience this once-in-a-generation event.”Michael Cassel, Producer and Chief Executive at Michael Cassel Group, said: “I’m delighted Michael Cassel Group has been appointed to lead the opening celebrations for the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup.“Together with renowned producers Ric Birch and Julie Brooks, I look forward to presenting a world-class entertainment experience that encapsulates the incredible excitement and talent that will be on show at this tournament – a momentous occasion in international sport.”NSW Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the opening celebration would showcase Sydney and NSW to a global audience. “The opening celebration will be a world-class display of our state’s passion for cricket that brings people of all cultures and generations together,” Mr Ayres said. “Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of the world’s great sporting spectacles and purchase your tickets now.”Further details about the spectacular opening celebration, including talent and timings, will be announced at a later date.Also Read: Family of four can watch women’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia for $50 Cricket Michael Cassel Group to produce Women’s T20 WC opening ceremony Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; 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Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc is a fully integrated offshore support company in Nigeria offering marine and aviation logistics services for the oil and gas industry in sub-Sahara Africa. The company provides offshore and onshore logistic support with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; private charter services for air tours and aerial photography; maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters; and executive ground handling services for helicopter and private jets. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc owns and manages marine vessels which includes anchor handling tug supply vessels for positioning, maintaining and moving oil and gas rigs; and platform supply vessels for transporting equipment to offshore platforms. The Caverton Group was formed to acquire Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, both of which were already operating in the Nigerian offshore oil and gas logistics industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeXPIRALOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMurciaWoodHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on March 30, 2009Cite: “House among Pines / XPIRAL” 30 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, Sanwa Structure Company:Tatsumi Terado Structural StudioSite Area:238.54 sqmBuilt Area:76.38 sqmCity:AnjoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. How will housing change as societal aging accelerates? This time our clients are a couple of retired husband and wife in their 60s. We planned a small house with a square roof for them, considering “the aging society” and “the way of housing” in the future.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesThe site is a newly-acquired lot conveniently located in a quiet residential area. The clients requested that we not just build a house but that we make a new place where we can interact with our neighbors and that we make a residence where they would be able to enjoy their hobbies indoors and outdoors. Upon this request, we planned an interaction space (a place open to the public) in front of the building facing the road, and we also planned a home garden behind the building (the location facing the neighbor’s agricultural field).Save this picture!Plan 1Four areas — “veranda,” “living space,” “light veranda,” and “visitors’ room” —constitute the plane.When we considered the life of the aged, we thought that non-daily lives and time such as tea parties at home or their adult daughters’ visits would be important while it is necessary to privide functions for daily lives such as eating and sleeping. So we planned so that each area would be connected with each other depending on the situation, while maintaining fuzzy borders among them, thus making it possible for daily lives and non-daily lives to be intertwined.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesThe veranda surrounding the building functions as a place of friendship with neighbors and neighborhood gathering on the east side, and as a resting place on the west side when the clients work in their home garden. It also functions as a traffic line from the entrance when they have a tea party. The veranda is a structure that creates a physical and temporal distance between the living space and the tea room, and it helps visitors to realize the end of their daily lives and the beginning of their non-daily lives.Save this picture!SectionThe living space surrounds a square storeroom situated in the center. Located in the center on the second floor is the visitors’ room. It is expected to be used flexibly as a tea room, a guest room, a reading space, etc. Floated around that visitors’ room is the “light veranda,” whose soft light wraps the visitors’ room. On the “light veranda” light from the top lights on the four sides diffuses among sheets of translucent cloth and creates a pool of light. It also creates a scene in which light moves and fluctuates in intensity in response to the movement of natural wind.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesFor this house, after deciding on using the customary form such as a square roof, a veranda, etc., we focused on the relationship between daily and non-daily, and then by adding a “light veranda” as well as the normal “veranda,” it has become a house with various kinds of involvement with nature and unpredictable scenes under the roof. We always place an emphasis on the fact that simple configurations may create various kinds of involvement, and we feel possibilities in developing the already existing formats rather than architecture that expresses newness itself such as the discovery of a new scheme.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesProject gallerySee allShow lessCottage Restoration / Studio ContiniSelected ProjectsMetal Hut / Robot 3 StudioSelected Projects Share Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates+ 29 Share Wengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Wengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesSave this projectSaveWengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates MARUCHO HOME Co.Ltd. 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792756/wengawa-house-katsutoshi-sasaki-plus-associates Clipboard Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: Construction Company: “COPY” CopyHouses•Anjo, Japan Houses Area: 97 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792756/wengawa-house-katsutoshi-sasaki-plus-associates Clipboard Projects Japan CopyAbout this officeKatsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodFabric#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnjoJapanPublished on August 08, 2016Cite: “Wengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates” 07 Aug 2016. 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ArchDaily Ema Butrimaviciute 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903548/etno-hut-ema-butrimaviciute Clipboard Architects: Utopium Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Leonas Garbacauskas+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share Etno Hut / Ema ButrimaviciuteSave this projectSaveEtno Hut / Ema Butrimaviciute Photographs: Leonas Garbacauskas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 14 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Small Scale•Pakalniškės, Lithuania CopyAbout this officeUtopiumOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScalePakalniškėsLithuaniaPublished on October 10, 2018Cite: “Etno Hut / Ema Butrimaviciute” 10 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 22 October 2008 | News 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: legacies Major gift Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative Party deputy chairman, has announced that he will donate at least 80% of his assets on his death to a charitable foundation which he will establish. This could mean a donation of around £900 million, according to The Daily Telegraph.The foundation will be run by his family as its trustees.Lord Ashcroft has made substantial donations to the Conservative Party, NSPCC, Disability Foundation, and the Imperial War Museum. Twenty years ago he founded the Community Action Trust, now the Crimestoppers charity.The announcement was made in a new epilogue to his book Dirty Politics, Dirty Times. “I have never been a great believer in inherited wealth”, he wrote.www.lordashcroft.com Lord Ashcroft to bequeathe 80% of assets to charitable foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentCouncil of Europe Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Cartoon by Michel Cambon (@m_cambon) News RSF_en News Help by sharing this information News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China to go further September 2, 2016 G20 leaders in China: “the right to remain silent” does not apply to you! News April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges all leaders attending the G20 summit on 4-5 September in the southeastern city of Hangzhou to finally end their silence about the decline in justice in China, where forced confessions are increasingly used to justify jailing information activists and all those critical of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party. China’s Supreme People’s Court issued a directive to law enforcement officers on 21 November 2013 to stop using torture to get detainees to confess. “Interrogation by torture in extracting a confession, as well as the use of freezing, hunger, drying, scorching, fatigue and other illegal methods to obtain a confession from the accused, must be eliminated,” the court said. Nonetheless, although enshrined in Chinese law, “the right to remain silent” has never been violated as much as in the past three years. Two weeks after her abduction by the police, the journalist Gao Yu resurfaced on 8 May 2014 on state-owned China Central Television (CCTV), where she was shown “confessing her crimes” to a police officer. This shameful video proved that China continues to use mistreatment to justify imprisoning independent journalists and all those deemed overly critical of the Party. The broadcasting of this footage by a government-controlled TV news channel constituted a direct and grave violation of the right to due process. When tried in November 2014, Gao revealed that she had given the confession under the threat of reprisals against her son. Xiang Nanfu, a citizen journalist who was 62 when abducted in May 2014, appeared shortly thereafter on CCTV 13 confessing to having “defamed the Party and government.”confessing to having “defamed the Party and government.” He had been a regular contributor to the New York-based news website Boxun. Many lawyers, human rights activists and Hong Kong-based publishers, some of them foreign citizens, have been arrested by the Chinese authorities and forced to confess in the course of several unprecedented crackdowns in 2015 and 2016. All were subjected to pressure. Sometimes the pressure was physical or sometimes they were threatened with possible reprisals against loved-ones. In most cases, the broadcasting of their confessions, often accompanied by a Xinhua government news agency dispatch, was part of a smear campaign against independent information providers. This was the case with Gui Minhai, the owner of a company that published essays critical of the Party, whose “confession” was broadcast by CCTV on 17 January, and Peter Dahlin, an employee of the NGO Chinese Urgent Action, whose “confession” was broadcast two days later. A Xinhua dispatch about the confessions was posted online the same day. “Why are detainees punished severely in China if they say nothing?” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Because the authorities know that censoring criticism and independent news reporting is not enough to establish control over news and information. Forced confessions are an important part of Beijing’s propaganda strategy, which seeks to impose its twisted vision of reality on the Chinese people and the rest of the world. “And the international community’s silence reinforces this. By saying nothing about the broadcasting of forced confessions that flout the right to due process, the international community is endorsing the totalitarian ‘rule by law’ established by the Communist Party in place of the ‘rule of law.’ There will be more trials as unfair as Gao Yu’s. “By their silence about the culpability of the Chinese state media, the G20 leaders are using unacceptable double standards. By remaining silent about Beijing’s propaganda, they are sabotaging the work of all the human rights and media freedom activists and are contributing to the systematic disinformation of the Chinese people.” RSF has been calling on the European Union to adopt sanctions against CCTV and its executives for more than two years. This would be consistent with European Council resolution 2013/124/PESC of March 2013, which found that certain Iranian officials – including Press TV’s CEO and news director – had violated the right to a fair trial by their use of forced confessions and were complicit in the use of violence to make detainees “confess.” The forced confessions that the Chinese public have seen on their TV screens were obtained in manner similar to those condemned by the European Council. Ismaïl added: “RSF reiterates its call for sanctions against the government officials and state media executives responsible for this system of propaganda, which not only aims to discredit all human rights activists, dissidents and government critics one by one, but also contributes to the almost systematic use of psychological and physical violence and constitutes a flagrant denial of justice for its victims and their families.” The world’s biggest prison for journalists and bloggers, with more than 200 currently detained, China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentCouncil of Europe March 12, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information Editor of the daily The Point, Pap Saine, yesterday had two trials in which he is facing charges adjourned to later in the month. In the first, before a court in Kanifing, near Banjul, on a charge of “publication and dissemination of false news”, the judge, Sainabou Wadda-Ceesay, ordered an adjournment until 23 March, because of the need to ensure the charges against the journalist conformed with a 2005 amendment to the criminal code. In the second, Pap Saine appeared before a court in Banjul charged with “obtaining personal documents on the basis of false statements”. Judge Lamin George adjourned this trial until 25 March, at the request of the defence, to allow time to obtain documents from judicial authorities, including a copy of the charges against the journalist and the witness statements. Pap Saine is accused of being Senegalese and having fraudulently obtained a Gambian birth certificate and identity card.———-04.03.2009 – Commonwealth secretary general urged to help “save The Point”Reporters Without Borders has called on the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, to intervene with President Yahya Jammeh to immediately halt the Gambian authorities’ hounding of the country’s last independent daily newspaper and its editor.Editor of The Point, Pap Saine, is to go on trial on 11 March for “publishing and distributing false information” and “obtaining personal documents on the basis of false statements”.Mr. Kamalesh SharmaSecretary General CommonwealthLondon – United KingdomParis, 4 March 2009Dear Secretary General,Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that defends press freedom, would like to share with you its very deep concern about harassment by the Gambian authorities of the independent daily The Point, and to draw your attention to the plight of its editor, Pap Saine. Pap Saine was charged with “publishing false information” and appeared before a court in Kanifing, about ten kilometres from Banjul, on 4 February 2009. His trial was adjourned and the journalist, who pleaded not guilty, was bailed in the sum of 50,000 dalasi (about 1,800 euros). The authorities charged him in connection with an article the newspaper carried on 30 January headlined “Gambian diplomat arrested and taken to Mile Two (prison)”. Police, who arrested him, demanded that Pap Saine divulge the source of his information, which he categorically refused to do.The editor appeared in another case on 24 February in which he was accused of “obtaining personal documents on the basis of false statements”. This charged that the journalist was in fact Senegalese and fraudulently obtained a Gambian birth certificate and ID card. These absurd and baseless accusations have the sole aim of stepping up pressure on the editor of The Point, who is also correspondent in Gambia for the Reuters news agency. A new trial, to hear these two cases, is scheduled for 11 March.A group of police officers, led by Inspector Kebba Fadera made three visits to the offices of The Point on 20 February in an unsuccessful attempt to force the newspaper’s reporters to reveal their sources of information. We remind you that pressure against this newspaper is nothing new. Former editor of The Point, Deyda Hydara, associate and childhood friend of Pap Saine, was shot dead at the wheel of his car as he drove staff home on 16 December 2004. This terrible murder, that remains unpunished despite the fact that there are serious suspicions against the security services surrounding the president, Yahya Jammeh, constituted a turning point for the Gambian press which has since had to live in a permanent climate of fear. The international community and the Commonwealth cannot remain silent in the face of this unhappy situation that could mean the closure of Gambia’s last independent daily newspaper and the gagging of voices providing the people with information other than the regime’s propaganda. Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News News That is why we are asking you to intervene with President Yahya Jammeh to secure an immediate halt to the hounding of The Point. The Gambian authorities should also publicly promise to respect the freedom and guarantee the safety of Pap Saine and his staff.In the light of the seriousness of the situation, we are relying on the strength of your commitment and the speed of your response.Yours sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary General Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia News August 6, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Receive email alerts Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Follow the news on Gambia to go further Organisation RSF_en GambiaAfrica March 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Adjournment of trials facing editor of the daily The Point January 27, 2020 Find out more News July 23, 2019 Find out more