Colombian regulator seizes 871 illegal slot machines in 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 18th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Legal Colombian regulator seizes 871 illegal slot machines in 2020 “We have managed to advance with the seizure of a very important number of machines that were operating illegally and that translates into lost resources that could have been used to finance the health of Colombians,” Zárate said. Coljuegos also revealed that some 90 prosecutions related to illegal gambling activities were carried out in 2020 Topics: Legal & compliance Legal Regulation Some 206 machines were located in Cartagena, as well as 168 machines in Barranquilla and 110 in Medellín. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Colombia’s gambling regulator Coljuegos has revealed that it seized 871 illegal slot machines in 2020. Working together with the national Attorney General, the Army and the Fiscal and Customs Police (POLFA), the machines were shut down in areas across the country after Coljuegos deemed they had been operating without approval. The new report comes after Colombian industry association La Federación Colombiana de Empresarios de Juegos de Suerte y Azar (Fecoljuegos) last week announced that a national illegal online gambling ring bringing in revenue of COP3bn per month had been shut down. Email Address The 15-member group, known as “Los Poker”, operated illegal gambling at 62 different URLs, with gaming services provided by a Malta-based supplier. The machines generated an estimated COP27.7bn (£6.0m/€6.6m/$8.1m) in unlicensed revenue Tags: Coljuegos Regions: LATAM Colombia Manager for the control of illegal operations at Coljuegos, Carlos Andrés Zárate, praised the work done by agents during 2020 to tackle unlicensed gambling, despite their progress having been hampered by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Quindío was the area with the most illegal machines, with some 256 terminals seized.last_img read more

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Geoff Parling – preparation for game day

first_img On the hoof: Geoff Parling makes some yardage against Scotland Pre-match rituals“With hours to go, the backs and forwards get together. We’ll talk about specifics. Myself and the locks will talk about lineout moves and the fatties in the front row will be talking about the scrum issues. On the morning of the game, you’ll go for a wander, and if there’s any last minute issues you want to talk through, that’s the time to do it. You’ll do a walkthrough of the lineout. At that stage it’s just fine tuning. After that, you’re together as a team and once you’re in the changing room, it’s game on!”Game-time“Firstly, you always blame the hooker if something goes wrong. Seriously, if I’m calling the lineout, I’ll be looking at the oppositions defence and reacting to what they’re doing. You’ll go through your processes. Are your feet in the correct position? Remember drive the hips through on the engage. It’s the little things you need to get right, especially when there’s extreme fatigue or pressure.”Game-time: Parling contests for the ball against the FrenchBest in the business“The position has evolved and what you’re getting now is hybrid locks. Look at Brodie Retallick, he’s not overly tall or muscular. He’s a mix of both; he does his set-piece work and his work all over the field. There are still enforcers like Jamie Cudmore and Bakkies Botha but there’s more variety now. After the misfortune of a knee injury just days before England‘s game in Cardiff, Leicester Tiger lock Geoff Parling is back in the squad for the visit of Scotland on Saturday. Here he goes into detail about his preparation for games and namechecks the best locks in the business…Training week“In camp everyone has their own specific training schedules but in the forwards there is some crossover. However someone like Billy (Vunipola) might not have to do as many weights as the rest of us, but he’ll do more fitness top-ups, whereas people like myself don’t do so much fitness but do more weights top-ups. It’s not positional, more an individual thing.“We are measured on the yo-yo test or watt bike but if I’m doing fitness work, I don’t do long sessions at one pace. It’s more blast-recover, blast-recover which is more relevant to playing. I like to concentrate on core fitness and lower-limb strength, which is hugely important for locks. That doesn’t just apply to the work around the park, but the scrums, mauls, pick and go’s, and taking the ball stationary. That’s where you’ll feel the benefit of mixing your training up.Graft: Parling and England captain Chris Robshaw put in the fitness workIn a match, I’m told I cover around 8km and work as hard as I can for the team. Most of us forwards enjoy tackling and want to make as many as we can.”Doing the extras“Something we like doing with England is mixing it up. So after a session we’ll do short little pop-ups, ruck work, an attack session, weights, footwork – just keep on learning. All the time you’re reinforcing what you’ve taken on board keeping the basics fresh in your mind.”Doing the extras: Parling feels the pain on the Watt BikeHomework time“I generally use a  laptop to do my research on the opposition players. It’s now a fundamental part of the game, but I don’t like to get carried away with the stats. It’s best to assess the opposition game by game. You do a bit of analysis in your own time but the main focus is what you’re doing and your team.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img England and Lions lock Geoff Parling is one of the elder statesmen of the Stuart Lancaster’s squad. Here he explains how he prepares in Test week “I’ve faced a lot of good locks over the years. Steve Borthwick and Danny Grewcock were a very good pairing. They were a pain to play against. Grewy had a very good set-piece and his ball carrying was direct. I enjoyed playing against Nathan Sharpe. He was the glue for the Wallabies and just did it time and time again. He had so much experience. Andy Boost at Newcastle was the guy l looked up to as a kid and he turned into one of my best friends in the game. Aerially, chasing the kick-offs, Retallick is superb. He has a great engine on him too. As for Paul O’Connell, he has an aura about him. You can’t describe it. He’s a Test match animal. He’ll never take to losing. Ever.Geoff Parling wears the Canterbury Mercury TCR Range. Visit Canterbury.com to show if you’re #CommittedToUnionlast_img read more

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La intensidad de Absalom Jones sigue presente en Santo Tomás,…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 La congregación de la iglesia episcopal de Santo Tomás, Filadelfia, durante la procesión del Domingo de Ramos en marzo de 2013.[Episcopal News Service] El 13 de febrero puede ser el día en que el calendario de la Iglesia reconoce oficialmente la vida y ministerio del Rdo. Absalom Jones, pero para Mary Sewell Smith y otras personas en la iglesia episcopal africana de Santo Tomás [African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas], en Filadelfia, cada día es el día del fundador.Jones —el primer sacerdote negro de la Iglesia Episcopal y de la nación— fundó Santo Tomás en 1792 como la primera iglesia negra de cualquier denominación en el país, y “ese espíritu que caló en aquella primera iglesia se ha transmitido a través de los años y se mantiene vivo y pujante”, dijo Smith.“Una fuerza orientadora en nuestra iglesia es la vida y legado del Rdo. Jones. Es simplemente parte de mi vida”, dijo Smith, feligrés de toda la vida y miembro actual de la sociedad histórica de la iglesia. “Intentamos vivir a la altura de los principios que él abrazó: libertad, educación, adoración, servicio comunitario”.Además de Santo Tomás, quedan hoy unas 90 iglesias episcopales históricamente afroamericanas, congregaciones creadas por negros que no eran bienvenidos en las iglesias episcopales establecidas en la época posterior a la esclavitud y durante la segregación racial en Estados Unidos, según el Rdo. Harold T. Lewis, ex funcionario para el ministerio de los negros del centro denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York y autor de Yet With a Steady Beat: the African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church [La lucha de los afroamericanos por el reconocimiento en la Iglesia Episcopal] (Trinity Press International, 1996).Santo Tomás, la más antigua de todas estas congregaciones, surgió de la Sociedad de Africanos Libres, una organización independiente de ayuda mutua creada por Absalom Jones y Richard Allen para responder a las necesidades económicas, educacionales, sociales y espirituales de la comunidad afroamericana. Esos empeños se mantuvieron en la iglesia.“La mayoría de las congregaciones negras siempre han estado  a favor de la superación y la acción social, así como la labor con la comunidad y la preparación de la misma”, afirmó Lewis.“Lo que resulta triste es que muchas personas en la Iglesia, negras y blancas, desconocen esa historia y no saben cuántas personas han luchado para hacernos llegar adonde nos encontramos hoy”, añadió, citando el desigual pasado de la Iglesia Episcopal con respecto a los afroamericanos y el racismo.Imbuidos del espíritu de Absalom Jones
Uno de los primeros recuerdos de Smith es el de ver el icónico retrato de Jones pintado por Raphaelle Peale en 1810 que colgaba en el nártex de la iglesia mientras su padre le contaba la historia del fundador de Santo Tomás, que nació en la esclavitud, aprendió por sí solo a leer y compró su libertad en 1784. Seis años antes, él había comprado la libertad de Mary, su esposa.Jones sirvió como ministro laico hasta que a él y a otros negros les pidieron que se fueran de la iglesia metodista episcopal de San Jorge [St. George’s] en Filadelfia. Ese éxodo llevó a Richard Allen y a Jones a crear la Sociedad de Africanos Libres y dio lugar a que Allen fundara la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana y a la ordenación de Jones como diácono de la Iglesia Episcopal y, nueve años más tarde, como presbítero, cuando tenía 58 años.Pero William White, a la sazón obispo de Pensilvania, convendría en ordenar a Jones y recibir a la iglesia de Santo Tomás en la diócesis con la condición de que la iglesia no enviaría ni clérigos ni diputados a la convención diocesana, privando así a los negros de voz y voto en el gobierno de la Iglesia, lo cual “caracterizaba la dualidad de las relaciones raciales dentro de la Iglesia durante gran parte de su historia”, según los documentos históricos de la iglesia.Smith recuerda las visitas a la tumba de Jones, situada “en el mismo cementerio donde están las tumbas de nuestra familia. Y cuando íbamos a visitar a nuestra familia, siempre decíamos una oración junto a la lápida de Jones”. Los restos de Jones fueron luego exhumados e incinerados y colocados en una urna en una capilla conmemorativa dentro de la iglesia de estilo gótico, explicó ella.Smith creció jugando en las gradas de la iglesia, junto con las amigas de su niñez Mercedes Sadler y las hermanas Lucille e Isabel Hamill. Las mujeres que ya están entre los setentitantos y ochentitantos años siguen compartiendo el amor a la iglesia y a la historia como miembros de la sociedad histórica. Dicen que la iglesia les inculcó un sentido de pertenencia. La historia de la iglesia era su propia historia, y también la historia de la nación.La historia vive: ‘en gran medida como parte de la iglesia’
Una de las mayores alegrías para las hermanas y maestras jubiladas, Isabel y Lucille Hamill, de 87 y 83 años respectivamente, fue encontrar una mención de su tía, Bertha Jones, entre los nombres de las mujeres de la iglesia que apoyaron varios empeños bélicos.“Había notas sobre las mujeres que ayudaron envolver vendajes para la guerra Hispano-Americana”, dijo Lucille Hamill. “Y las mujeres atendían cantinas durante las dos guerras mundiales, donde los jóvenes podían venir y comer y ser tratados maternalmente por las mujeres mayores de la iglesia, y se acostumbraron a venir”.Para las Hamills resulta difícil encontrar palabras para todo lo que la iglesia ha significado para ellas. “Te hacía sentir incluido, en una ciudad donde aún existía una segregación feroz cuando éramos jóvenes”, dijo Lucille Hamill. “Te hacía sentir parte de algo más grande que tú misma, y eso era importante”.Para preservar la historia de la congregación, la iglesia ha creado un archivo en un edificio anexo, pero se encontró con problemas de clima y humedad que están en vías de resolverse, dijo Smith. Los archivos de la iglesia ofrecen una ventana a un pasado lleno de activismo social y de trabajo comunitario y un atisbo incluso de posibilidades futuras.“Creo que, por saber un poquito de lo que ha sido la iglesia a través de los años, ella nos guía y nos llena el presente”, agregó Smith.En los archivos se encuentran los registros bautismales de Jones de fines del siglo XVIII, así como partidas de nacimientos y defunciones, sermones y discursos, listas de miembros y actas de las reuniones de la junta parroquial.Algunos documentos, en proceso de ser restaurados, anteceden a la iglesia. “En efecto, tenemos un libro de la contabilidad de la Sociedad Africana Libre”, apuntó Smith. “En todo lo que yo había leído decía que ningún registro de esta organización había sobrevivido, pero revisando nuestros viejos registros, encontramos este volumen, de 1790 a 1792, cuando la sociedad se disolvió y se convirtió en la iglesia.“Cada miembro tenía una página, y muestra que pagaban un par de chelines, y este dinero se usaba para servir a los pobres y a los discapacitados. Uno puede ver cómo las personas pagaban sus cuotas y cómo se saltaban un par de meses y luego se ponían al día”.Mirando retrospectivamente, el punto focal “siempre estaba en el servicio a la comunidad”, subrayó ella. “La Asociación de Santa María [St. Mary’s Guild] en el siglo XIX hizo ropa para los niños que no podían costearla para asistir a la escuela. Los Hijos de Santo Tomas [Sons of St. Thomas] tenemos las actas de estas organizaciones —hechas al estilo de la Sociedad Africana Libre y que funcionaron de manera muy semejante”.La Sociedad Dorcas [Dorcas Society] estaba compuesta por mujeres “y su función fundamental parece haber sido ocuparse de pagar por los entierros de mujeres de la iglesia o la comunidad”, señaló.Las listas de miembros de la iglesia se pueden leer como un registro biográfico de personajes de la sociedad afroamericana, dijo Mercedes Sadler, de 77 años, episcopal de sexta generación y miembro del coro del presbiterio, uno de los cinco coros de la iglesia.[Estas listas] incluyen a James Forten, nacido en1766 de padres negros libres, que combatió en la guerra de Independencia y aprovechó un aprendizaje en una compañía fabricante de velas de barcos para convertirla en una empresa próspera. Él empleó la mitad de su riqueza en comprar la libertad de esclavos, ayudar a financiar el periódico abolicionista The Liberator, de William Lloyd Garrison, a dirigir en su casa una estación de fuga [de esclavos que escapaban del sur] y a fundar una escuela para niños negros.Octavius Valentine Catto fue “un hombre del Renacimiento y miembro de la junta parroquial en esos tiempos”, apuntó Sadler. “Lo mataron a tiros mientras intentaba conseguir que la gente saliera a votar”.Catto tenía unos 5 años cuando su familia se mudó de Filadelfia a Carolina del Sur en 1850. Además de activista social, fue también un consumado torpedero [shortstop], entrenador de béisbol y líder del Pythian Baseball Club. Republicano y partidario de Abraham Lincoln, luchó por la aprobación de la 15ª. Enmienda, que le daba a los negros el derecho al voto, pero lo mataron el 10 de octubre de 1871, día de las elecciones. Uno de sus bates de béisbol se cuenta entre los objetos memorables del archivo.El clero y los feligreses de Santo Tomás desempeñaron importantes papeles en los movimientos abolicionistas y antiesclavistas que propiciaron la fuga de esclavos en el siglo XIX, según la página web [de la iglesia]. “En los últimos 50 años, Santo Tomás ha figurado de manera prominente en el movimiento de los derechos civiles, la Asociación Nacional para el Progreso de las Personas de Color (NAACP, por su sigla en inglés), la Unión de Episcopales Negros, el Centro de Oportunidades en la Industrialización, la Acción Interreligiosa de Filadelfia y las Mujeres Episcopales”.Para Smith, los recuerdos son personales y valiosos. Ella recordaba haber visto a su hermano practicar en casa sus deberes de acólito y el arte de encender las velas. Aunque a las niñas no se les permitía servir de acólitos entonces, ella descubrió otras maneras de servir, tal como hizo su madre.“Mi madre era lo que una llamaría una madre acólita”, dijo Smith. “En esos tiempos, nunca se sabía qué acólitos se iban a presentar. De manera que si se presentaba uno que fuera bajito, ella tenía que ajustarle la sotana con alfileres. Yo solía acompañarla en la sacristía antes del oficio, ayudándoles a prepararse [a los acólitos]. En esos tiempos no había niñas acólitas, pero siempre encontraba cosas que hacer”.Mirar atrás y andar hacia adelante
Además de la participación comunitaria, Santo Tomás ha seguido comprometida “a mantener la información y el valor de la presencia negra en la Iglesia Episcopal”, según dice su página web. La iglesia presenta una exposición del Mes de la Historia Negra, ofrece visitas dirigidas y continúa preservando su tesoro de registros y desarrollando sus archivos.“Es una extraordinaria bendición que tengamos esos magníficos archivos”, dijo Smith. “De algún modo, han reconocido, a través de los años, que esos registros eran valiosos. Uno llega realmente a tener una idea de cómo era la vida, de la gente, de quiénes eran los activistas y los líderes. Me han conectado y ha expandido mi conocimiento de la historia negra, así como mi conexión con la comunidad negra de un modo que yo no tenía”.Aunque la iglesia se ha mudado cuatro veces desde que Absalom Jones la fundó, sigue creciendo y recibiendo a otros “con algo para todo el mundo”, dice Sadler. Sus miembros representan todo el espectro de la diáspora africana así como “un buen número” de blancos.En 2000, se instalaron vidrieras emplomadas en la iglesia para rendir homenaje no sólo a Jones, sino también a varios gigantes negros de la fe: el arzobispo Desmond Tuto; Barbara Harris, obispa sufragánea jubilada de Massachusetts, la primera obispa electa en la Iglesia Episcopal; y el obispo sufragáneo Franklin Turner, que legó su báculo a los archivos.Turner, que se jubiló en 2000, falleció el 31 de diciembre de 2013, y en su memoria se celebró un réquiem el 11 de enero.En un oficio en 1992 en Santo Tomás para volver a sepultar los restos de Absalom Jones, Franklin había dicho refiriéndose a los episcopales negros: “en verdad, hemos llegado hasta aquí por fe”.“Podemos justamente enorgullecernos de nuestra permanencia en la Iglesia Episcopal, aunque ha sido una lucha cuesta arriba”, afirmó.Animar, facultar, acogerEn el espíritu del empeño de Absalom Jones en pro de la educación, la iglesia está en el proceso de lanzar un programa extraescolar, dijo el Rdo. Angelo Wildgoose, rector adjunto.“El programa extraescolar está orientado hacia las escuelas de nuestra zona y se propone básicamente ayudar con las tareas escolares, la tecnología, las ciencias de la computación y con consejos para el examen de admisión [SAT]; y la iglesia participa en toda una variedad de campañas comunitarias”, le dijo él a ENS.Entre otros programas de la iglesia, los cinco coros ofrecen una amplia gama de obras musicales: clásicas, espirituales, góspel y jazz.El 16 de febrero comienza una nueva clase de escuela intermedia y superior, Souldiers for Christ [“Almas Marciales por Cristo”], dijo Wildgoose, que presta servicios en la iglesia desde diciembre. Otro programa, destinado a conectar a los estudiantes con iglesias episcopales de la localidad durante sus años universitarios, recomenzó en diciembre con unos 15 estudiantes, dijo él.“La idea es brindarles ese hogar lejos del hogar donde podrán seguir asistiendo al culto en una iglesia episcopal y, al mismo tiempo, contar con algunos entornos familiares”, afirmó. “Tratamos de cerciorarnos de que mantenemos a nuestros jóvenes comprometidos, desde los niños hasta los que asisten a la universidad. Hacemos mucho énfasis en la participación de los padres”.La asistencia promedio del domingo es de unas 400 personas en un oficio, con unos 50 niños en la escuela dominical. “Hay algo para todos aquí”, dijo Sadler.Para Smith, sus amigos de toda la vida y muchos otros, Santo Tomás ha sido un hogar espiritual y real, “un asidero, en torno al cual organizar de algún modo la vida, y con personas de intereses semejantes”, afirmó Smith. “Somos dichosos de que nuestra congregación es multigeneracional, con una magnífica clase religiosa, un estupendo grupo de adolescentes y todos los Souldiers for Christ  y que cada grupo de distinta edad puede sentir que la iglesia les pertenece y llegar a ser una parte activa en la vida de la iglesia.“En verdad se ha incorporado a mi vida, y creo que es lo que encuentran las personas cuando vienen aquí, y es por eso que cada domingo tenemos personas que se suman a la iglesia”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Por Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 17, 2014 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL La intensidad de Absalom Jones sigue presente en Santo Tomás, Filadelfia Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

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Royal couple to visit Sydney’s Anglican cathedral for Easter

first_imgRoyal couple to visit Sydney’s Anglican cathedral for Easter Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Anglican Communion Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY [Sydney Anglicans] The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney in April, as part of their Australian tour.The royal couple, along with Prince George, will fly to Australia via New Zealand, landing on April 16th.Buckingham Palace has now released the itinerary showing Prince William and the Duchess will attend the Easter Day service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney and sign the First Fleet Bible.Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, who will preach at the service, said he will be “delighted to welcome the royal couple to the celebration of Easter at the Cathedral church of St. Andrew.”The couple will also visit Brisbane, Uluru and Canberra.On Anzac Day, Prince William will lay a wreath during a Commemorative Service at the Australian War Memorial and plant a Lone Pine tree, the seed of which came from Gallipoli in the Memorial Garden. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Russell PowellPosted Mar 3, 2014 Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

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Four Programs Pavilion / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido

first_img Year:  2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774310/four-programs-pavillion-felipe-assadi-plus-francisca-pulido Clipboard Sports Architecture “COPY” ArchDaily Chile Architects: Felipe Assadi Arquitectos, Francisca Pulido Year Completion year of this architecture project Four Programs Pavilion / Felipe Assadi + Francisca PulidoSave this projectSaveFour Programs Pavilion / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido Four Programs Pavilion / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido Photographscenter_img CopySports Architecture, Houses•Los Vilos, Chile Photographs:  Fernando Alda Collaborator:Alejandra ArayaCity:Los VilosCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando AldaRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The commission was for a pavilion bordering a tennis court that could handle four programs in the following order: sauna, gymnasium, baths, and lodgings for a caretaker.Save this picture!First Floor Plan / Roof PlanThe two central programs were to be related to the tennis court, but not the lateral ones. At the same time, the three sports-related programs were to be interconnected, whereas the lodgings were to be isolated from the rest.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaWe worked along a single strip, with the same material, and a pitched roof, recognizable from every angle.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaWe synthesized the problem of the interrelationship of the programs by making three sections in the building and then slightly shifting the sectioned parts, thereby generating entrances into each part and relating their interiors with the landscape into which they were inserted.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe result, in spite of the sectioning, is still a single piece, able to “remember” its original state, before the cuts were made.Save this picture!DrawingProject gallerySee allShow less4 Experiments in Robot and Drone 3D Printing that Could Shape Architecture’s FutureArticlesArchitecture and Activism: Santiago’s Emerging Practice Grupo TOMAVideos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774310/four-programs-pavillion-felipe-assadi-plus-francisca-pulido Clipboard Projects 2014 Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Alda+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officeFrancisca PulidoOfficeFollowFelipe Assadi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsSports ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesLos VilosChilePublished on September 30, 2015Cite: “Four Programs Pavilion / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido” 30 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?四个项目的展馆 / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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5 Magistrate Towers / Jeremy Steere Architect

first_imgManufacturers: Corobrik, Derbigum, LightCo, Vaal ArchDaily Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 CopyAbout this officeJeremy Steere ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentMtunziniSouth AfricaPublished on August 03, 2018Cite: “5 Magistrate Towers / Jeremy Steere Architect” 03 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?兄弟俩需要自己的空间,于是有了这两座塔楼 / Jeremy Steere Architect是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 5 Magistrate Towers / Jeremy Steere Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898215/5-magistrate-towers-jeremy-steere-architect Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Mtunzini, South Africa Lead Architects: Architects: Jeremy Steere Architect Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898215/5-magistrate-towers-jeremy-steere-architect Clipboard Photographs:  Kim Steinberg, Mlungisi Mathe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project South Africa Save this picture!© Kim Steinberg+ 48Curated by María Francisca González Share 5 Magistrate Towers / Jeremy Steere ArchitectSave this projectSave5 Magistrate Towers / Jeremy Steere Architect Year:  Projects Jeremy Steere, Clinton Hartley, Sphephelo Mhlongo Houses “COPY” “COPY” Structural Engineer:Inqubeko Consulting EngineersLandscape Architect:Jeremy Steere ArchitectMain Contractor:FoxconClient:Jeremy SteereCity:MtunziniCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kim SteinbergText description provided by the architects. Two teenagers, Josie 14 and Matt 17 needed a place to stay as the 1 bedroom cottage occupied by their father, Jeremy Steere was too small. The option was to build another floor on top of the existing cottage or find a site on the 900sqm property in Mtunzini (120km north of Durban) to build the 2 bedrooms. Finding an alternative place to stay during the construction of a top floor addition was a challenge and the brilliant sea views from the high part of the site were what influenced the decision to build the new bedrooms on the steeply sloped portion of the site.Save this picture!© Mlungisi MatheSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Mlungisi MatheHuman settlement in rural Africa is characterized by small-scale buildings generally circular or square in plan. The idea here was to build the two towers using “maintenance free” local materials. The result is a square en-suite bedroom tower and a round spiral staircase tower. The staircase tower leads to the two bedrooms and to the top terrace. There is a two-story height limit in Mtunzini which resulted in the top roof-terrace being left without a safety balustrade making it essentially an uninhabitable place for the placement of solar panels. Future “sala” with no solar panels is the intention.Save this picture!© Kim SteinbergThe configuration of the bedroom facing the Indian Ocean view (timber floors) and the bathroom behind it with concrete floor led to the obvious position for the shower – outside and with a sea-view. The bedrooms are accessed by generous brick stairs which form part of the social “street space” at the foot of the towers where the retaining wall becomes a wide seat. The main cottage deck with a Bedouin Stretch tent over it overlooks this social street space and provides for interaction on the 4 various levels: the street, 1st-floor bedroom deck, 2nd-floor bedroom deck and the timber deck level.Save this picture!© Mlungisi MatheTo alleviate the ongoing cost of maintenance there are no finishes in these buildings. It’s a clay-common face-brick cavity wall bedroom tower and a cement-brick spiral stair tower laid as a breeze block. The circular walls of the tower also act as the balustrade and support for the two bridges. These bridges are the only two points of contact between the wall and 3CR12 stainless steel spiral stairs.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe property is located in a highly corrosive environment, 800m from the sea; the choice of material for the staircase was influenced not only by the corrosive nature of environment but by being an easy material to weld on site. The treads were welded on-site onto a 100mm diameter central pipe. The floors of the bedrooms are 32mm SAP sealed with an “eco-friendly” product called “Pro-nature”. The same floor planks were used to shutter the roof terrace resulting in the ceiling is a mirror image of the floors.Save this picture!© Kim SteinbergProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse WW / K2ASelected ProjectsKing Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture / SnøhettaSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Online CharityCard donations for Mozambique appeal

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 15 March 2000 | News Online CharityCard donations for Mozambique appeal  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Visit the CharityCard site and the Disasters Emergency Committee site. 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. In the last seven days, according to CAF, 423 CharityCard donors have given £45,427 online to the Disasters Emergency Committee Mozambique Appeal via the DEC site. The smallest donation was £5, and the largest was £2000.Indeed, approximately one third of all CAF CharityCard donations to any charity during the past week were made online.Clearly the Web is a sound medium for emergency appeals and for gifts from donors who are informed on tax-efficient giving. Advertisement read more

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Open gardens raise £50,000 for RHS Bicentenary Appeal

first_img  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: Community fundraising Events Research / statistics Open gardens raise £50,000 for RHS Bicentenary Appeal Howard Lake | 21 June 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img One of the garden owners donated an additional £10,000 to the RHS Bicentenary Appeal. One open garden event held by Mr and Mrs Lloyd of Amberden Hall in Essex raised over £9,000 through a drinks evening and a week long quilt exhibition in their barn.The Society has raised over £3 million towards the £5 million fundraising target for the Bicentenary Glasshouse and Learning Centre through donations from RHS members, major donors and trusts and other supporters. The RHS will be providing £2.7 million towards the cost of the glasshouse from its own resources. Further open days are being held this summer. The ‘open gardens’ scheme for the RHS Bicentenary Appeal has raised over £50,000 so far towards the cost of the £7.7 million RHS Bicentenary Glasshouse and Learning Centre at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey.The total has been achieved through a mixture of garden openings, special events held by owners and donations to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).Each garden owner decided on their own contribution whether that be through open days, donations from takings, plant sales, special guided tours or an event in their garden. 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.last_img read more

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Three levels of capitalist hell

first_imgSince the capitalist economic crisis struck in 2007-08, hundreds of millions of people around the world have had their lives go “to hell in a handbasket.” There were three news events in Europe the last week in May that exposed three levels of misery in capitalist inferno.The worst misery is taking place in the once-colonial countries that are still dependent economically on the imperialist centers in the U.S., Europe and Japan. In particular, the imperialists have imposed starvation on Africa and waged war in West Asia. Since May 23, as thousands of people fled a life where there are no jobs, food or security, seeking only the outside chance of finding bread and hope in the imperialist centers that scorn them, 700 people died in three shipwrecks.The next level is in Greece, a country geographically in the Balkans, militarily in NATO, politically in the European Union and economically in hell. Up until a few years ago, workers in Greece were called “hard-working fellow Europeans.” Now the European bankers call them lazy, guilty of 25 percent long-term unemployment and worthy only of being squeezed further by austerity.The European bankers approved an austerity bailout for Greece’s $333 billion debt on May 25 with terms so onerous that the normally anti-worker New York Times wrote an editorial five days later chiding the bankers for squeezing Greece when “Greece can’t be squeezed any harder.” It was these same European, mainly German, bankers who, searching for guaranteed profits, pushed the loans on Greek governments during the first decade of this century.What the European (and U.S.) bankers and bosses do to labor in Africa, Asia and Greece, you can be sure they’ll eventually try at home, as their need to keep increasing capitalist profits drives them to squeeze the working class ever tighter. (See article, page 2.)And now, FranceNow we reach the third level. France is a relatively prosperous capitalist country with a long past as a colonial power and continued economic dominance in much of West Africa. Its workers’ struggles have, however, wrested many concessions from its imperialist ruling class. Now the capitalist class wants to take it all back — all the wealth the workers create.The French government is currently in the hands of a party that calls itself Socialist. This is a gross misnomer, as this party has served French imperialism faithfully for over 80 years. Currently it has taken on the task of forcing a new “labor reform” law down the throats of the workers. Under this new law, France will be hell for the workers. The regime and the capitalist state are moving to restrict and ultimately take away the rights of the unions — to break unions and jail their leaders.The workers in France are in turn giving the bosses hell, shutting down factories, railroads and gas stations. The class battle is on. (See article, page 1.) These workers have roots from all over Europe, Africa, West Asia and the Caribbean — wherever French colonialism conquered — as well as from within its borders.A look at FaceBook pages of unions in the United States shows that workers here are watching what’s happening across the Atlantic. They are cheering on their class sisters and brothers. Those who know some history are hoping that this battle, like the historic class struggles fought in France in 1789, 1848, 1871 and 1968, will help spark a fightback that inspires the world.Revolutionaries want to take on the ruling class whenever hell is being imposed on the workers. And right now in France there is a chance our side can win. What workers and revolutionaries in the U.S. can do is act in solidarity with the French working class. The next “day of action” across the ocean is on June 14, and any act of solidarity from here will surely encourage the French working class. When you’re fighting in hell, such solidarity might help lift and turn the battle in favor of our global class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Evin is still Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists after Emadoldin Baghi’s release

first_img October 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Evin is still Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists after Emadoldin Baghi’s release Receive email alerts After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation RSF_en News News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran The four Azeri journalists were allowed visits for the first time on 13 October. After leaving Evin, their families told Reporters Without Borders that the four were weak, exhausted and had lost a lot of weight.Mohammed Sadegh Kabodvand, the former editor of Payam-e mardom-e Kurdestan (a weekly closed down in 2004) and an Evin inmate for the past 16 months, was supposed to receive a visit on 24 September from his two children for the first time since his arrest in July 2007. But the visit was cancelled at the last minute and his two children were summarily removed from the prison visit room before he entered.Mohammad Hassin Falahieh Zadeh, the journalist detainee who has been held for the longest time, continues to serve a three-year sentence in Evin’s Section 209 security wing. Arrested in November 2006, he was convicted on 29 April 2007 on a charge of “spying.”Three other journalists are being held in Iran’s Kurdistan region following their conviction on trumped-up charges. Massoud Kurdpoor has been in Mahabad prison since 7 August after being convicted by a Mahabad revolutionary court of “publicity against the government in interviews given to foreign and enemy news media.”Adnan Hassanpour is still in Sanandaj prison where he is awaiting a new trial after the supreme court in Tehran quashed his death sentence on procedural grounds. Finally, Kaveh Javanmard has been held since 18 December 2006 in Maragheh, where he is serving a two-year sentence that was passed by a Sanandaj court on 17 May 2007. He was let out of prison in July to receive treatment for a liver ailment.center_img to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved that Emadoldin Baghi, a journalist and human rights activist with serious health problems, has been released from Tehran’s Evin prison. He nonetheless faces possible re-imprisonment in two other cases currently before the courts. His release reduces the number of journalists detained in Iran to nine, six of whom are in Evin. News Reporters Without Borders is relieved that Emadoldin Baghi, a journalist and human rights activist with serious health problems, has been released from Tehran’s Evin prison. A leading campaigner for the rights of prisoners of conscience, he nonetheless faces possible re-imprisonment in two other cases currently before the courts. His release reduces the number of journalists detained in Iran to nine, six of whom are in Evin.“This release ends an extremely trying year for Baghi in which he has undergone solitary confinement, arbitrary questioning, judicial persecution and serious health problems compounded by harsh prison conditions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His articles critical of the regime and his commitment to human rights result in his being interrogated by the intelligence services and taken to court in Tehran dozens of times every year.”The press freedom organisation added: “Iran has for years kept its position as the Middle East country that imprisons the most journalists. This year has been no exception and we fear more arrests of independent journalists, especially members of minorities, in the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for June of next year.”Baghi was released provisionally on 15 September for treatment to his back problems. At his doctor’s request, his release permit was extended until 5 October, when he learned that he had been granted a definitive release three days before completing his sentence.The same day, 5 October, Baghi responded to a summons to appear before a Tehran appeal court which is reviewing the three-year sentence he received from a revolutionary tribunal in July 2007 on charges of “activity against national security” and “publicity in favour of government opponents.” The hearing was adjourned because of his poor health.Another Tehran appeal court had quashed this conviction in May of this year but Tehran prosecutor general Said Mortazavi appealed against this decision, prompting the judicial review. Baghi will meanwhile have to face another prosecution next month in connection with his activities as head of the Organisation for the Defence of Prisoner Rights.As regards the six journalists still in Evin prison, Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about the four members of Iran’s Azeri minority who have been in Section 209 – the prison toughest wing – since 10 September. They are Alireza Sarafi, editor of Dilmaj (a monthly closed on 23 September 2007), Said Mohamadi, editor of the literary magazine Yashagh, and reporters Hassain Rashedi and Akabar Azad, who write for the magazine Varlighe and the weekly Yarpagh, one of Iran’s leading Azeri newspapers. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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