Senate report hits Goldman

first_img whatsapp Senate report hits Goldman KCS-content Tags: NULL A US senate panel yesterday accused Goldman Sachs of misleading clients and manipulating markets in the most damning official report so far on Wall Street’s role in the financial crisis.Carl Levin, chairman of the senate permanent subcommittee on investigations, tore into Goldman at a press briefing on his panel’s 639-page report, which is based on a review of tens of millions of documents over two years. Levin accused Goldman of profiting at clients’ expense as the mortgage market crashed in 2007. “In my judgment, Goldman clearly misled their clients and they misled Congress,” he said.A Goldman Sachs spokesman said: “While we disagree with many of the conclusions of the report, we take seriously the issues explored by the subcommittee.”The report also criticised Deutsche Bank and credit rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.“Blame for this mess lies everywhere – from federal regulators who cast a blind eye, Wall Street bankers who let greed run wild, and members of Congress who failed to provide oversight,” said Republican senator and report co-author Tom Coburn.Levin said he would refer the matter to the US Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, saw his bank criticised by a senate panel yesterday Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 13 April 2011 9:02 pmlast_img read more

Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgTrust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTrust Bank (Gambia) Limited is a private commercial bank in the Gambia offering banking products and services to the retail and business sectors. The company is also known as Trust Bank Limited (TBL) or Trust Bank (Gambia). It was founded in 1997 by private investors and, at its inception, acquired the assets and liabilities of the defunct Meridian Biao (Gambia) Bank. Today, Trust Bank (Gambia) is one of the largest commercial banks in the Gambia in both asset size and by branch network; it has over 1 000 shareholders with the largest shareholder being the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) of the Gambia and DataBank of Ghana. Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nigerian Breweries Plc ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Breweries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga

first_imgArchDaily Photographs CopyAbout this officeMégaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on March 25, 2013Cite: “A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga” 25 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga Houses Japan Area:  170 m² Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” A house in Fujimi-cho / MégaSave this projectSaveA house in Fujimi-cho / MégaSave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaHouses•Japancenter_img 2010 Year:  Year:  photographs:  Hiroshi UedaPhotographs:  Hiroshi Ueda+ 11 Share 2010 CopySave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagGarden Applications – CELLON® PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemText description provided by the architects. Where does the rainwater drain? Rain and drainage is the same water but there’s a large difference in these two words. Within architecture and urban cities, I was thinking of a design to appreciate the rainwater not as to just expedite it but as a water flow.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe roof, with its galvalume surface, was designed to let the rainwater runoff slowly slide down along the corrugated roof. The harvested rainwater is subsequently diverted to soak the garden plants and reach underground. If the water couldn’t be permeated it finally runs into the sewer, along the drainpipes. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe roof, with rainwater rolling down along the surface, is the facade of the building. The long-sloped roof system hangs down towards the ground, ending as a narrow gutter. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHydro Aluminum Industrial Pavilion / Daniel Silberfaden + Adamo-FaidenSelected ProjectsMirador House Punta De Gallo / Rodrigo Santa MaríaSelected Projects Share Architects: Méga Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Folding Floor House / Crosshatch

first_img Products translation missing: CopyHouses•Abbotsford, Australia Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareDesign Team:Jaime Diaz-Berrio, Mark AllanClients:PrivateEngineering:WGACollaborators:Louise PatersonCity:AbbotsfordCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioHarmonising with surrounds. With a narrow 8m frontage, Crosshatch sought to understand, borrow, weave and tie together this new kid on the block with the language of its neighbours, whilst delivering a contemporary, considered and striking home.The core opportunity for a reinterpreted form was presented by a converted slipper factory directly opposite. By mirroring the sawtooth roof, the function of this classic mid-century warehouse roofline was repurposed and reinterpreted, in a folding slab and roof that allowed scale and light penetration deep within the home. The striking and intriguing form that resulted, opened up opportunities internally to fold the requirements of the programme through the ground and first floors.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioThe front elevation mirrors the height of the neighbouring townhouses to the west. This harmony with next door continues back through the site with the small internal courtyard in line with next door’s setback, utilising the vertical space to flood the kitchen with light. Distinctive bands from the apartment block to the east are reapplied to the frontage through spandrel and window treatments. Brick, timber and steel are used in a highly detailed combination to unify these sampled elements, creating an elegant and contemporary façade that feels right at home.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioRhythmic arrangement. Punctuated by the strong steel lines that define the folds, the distinctive timber fins soften the angular form and are a beautiful yet hard working-feature.Through a complex behind the scenes arrangement, the variation in the fin angles evoke a distinct rhythm felt inside and out. Tying together a sense of seclusion and place, the angles are strategic not only in combatting sightlines, they direct and filter light with the sunlit timber bringing a gentle warmth to the interiors across both floors.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioAscending with the fold. Through the ascending angles, the folding floor form carries this rhythm inside across both floors.   As well as answering spatial, functional and contextual considerations, the upward flick of the floor brings northern light deep into the home and adds an unexpected generosity to the living room.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioA distinctly secluded space for living, dining and entertaining, the open plan ground floor is bathed in light through the saw tooth openings in the ceiling, the timber fins and from the rear garden through full height glazing. Timber detailing and the distinctive steel lines from outside are carried through the stair ascending to the first floor. Wrapping together a second centralised living space, two bedrooms, and family bathroom, the upward fold gives privacy to the master suite.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioPunctuated by hard working elements. Opportunities for multi-functionalism were seized upon wherever possible and as a result, the floorplan feels far more expansive than its actual size. Doubling its work, the kitchen courtyard filters light through the glass splashback but is also opened onto by the guest bedroom and bathroom which are tucked away at the front with surprising seclusion. Meticulous timber detail in the joinery disguises mechanical and electrical services and the laundry is cleverly concealed under the rising fold.  At every opportunity function is tucked away from view through thoughtful layouts and sharp detailing.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioBorrowing design elements from nearby, Folding Floor House seeks to find its own beat resolutely among an eclectic group of neighbours and exemplifies small footprint living with each space carefully proportioned and every square metre used just where it should.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioProject gallerySee allShow lessTransparent Hutong No.3 / DAGA ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFlex Commercial Building / LEVER ArchitectureSelected Projects Share 2019 Ginkgo Paradise “COPY” Photographs:  Jaime Diaz-Berrio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Folding Floor House / Crosshatch Landscape: Architects: Crosshatch Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Builder: center_img Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Jaime Diaz-Berrio and Mark Allan Codbuild Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-Berrio+ 37Curated by Paula Pintos Share Folding Floor House / CrosshatchSave this projectSaveFolding Floor House / Crosshatch Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Austral Bricks Year:  “COPY” Lead Architects: Photographs CopyAbout this officeCrosshatchOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAbbotsfordAustraliaPublished on April 23, 2019Cite: “Folding Floor House / Crosshatch” 22 Apr 2019. 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House B / smartvoll

first_imgPhotographs:  Dimitar Gamizov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: smartvoll Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” House B / smartvollSave this projectSaveHouse B / smartvoll ArchDaily CopyAbout this officesmartvollOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKlosterneuburgOn FacebookAustriaPublished on June 23, 2020Cite: “House B / smartvoll” 23 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2019 CopyHouses•Klosterneuburg, Austria Projectscenter_img Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Austria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Houses Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Katzbeck, McNeel, vogue ceramicsDesign Team:Christian Kircher, Dimitar Gamizov, Olya Sendetska, Philipp BuxbaumEngineering:Buschina & PartnerConsultants:Buschina & PartnerBuilding Contractor:WIPA – Bau GmbHWoodworks:Gerhard Unger Holzbau-Meister GmbHWindows:KATZBECK Fenster GmbH Plumbing And Electricity:Friedrich Neidhart GesmbH Carpenter:Wolfgang GallantPlumbing:Friedrich Neidhart GesmbHElectrical:Friedrich Neidhart GesmbHCity:KlosterneuburgCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dimitar GamizovRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. House B. is an example of how the unbridled will of a family not to tear down the old house has inspired the new architecture in the most positive way. Adding instead of demolishing has become a design mantra due to the vigorous desire to preserve. “The sum of the parts does not add up to a mere balance, but creates a powerful center, that is not only comfortable but where you feel at home,” says Dimitar Gamizov of smartvoll Architekten.Save this picture!© Dimitar GamizovSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Dimitar Gamizov A family of six is desperate to preserve an old house on a plot of land in Klosterneuburg/Austria – a ruin that is too small but charming. The program is enormous and in order not to „crush“ the old house from a visual perspective, we turn one annex into three: the children’s tower, the living room and the dining area, which connects old and new and where the family comes together like around a campfire. The three new volumes are shifted around and against the old cottage in such a way, that three utterly different interior and exterior spaces are created.Save this picture!© Dimitar GamizovWe simply love to give individual rooms radically different qualities: The living room looks straight out into the vineyards, the children’s tower overlooks the valley and a small breakfast terrace says hello to the neighbors in the southeast. All this can be discovered in a matter of minutes in this cluster of houses and despite the distinctive spatial areas, one always has the feeling of strolling through a continuous space. Equally diversified exterior spaces are added to the interiors: When a part of the family still has breakfast on the south terrace, the children’s birthday party in the west garden is already in full swing and between the renovated old house and the living room three fathers are chilling over a drink!Save this picture!© Dimitar GamizovOne enters the property immediately via one of the three outdoor areas. From here you can enter the renovated existing building via a few steps or take a look into the central and permeable dining area – the heart of the building. From here you have a view of the south terrace as well as the garden in front of the vineyards – it is the central space and a link to different parts of the garden – it feels a bit like being in the middle of the green. The dining room does not only connect the outdoor areas, but it is also the connecting link for all the interior areas as well: to the west the living room, to the north-east the two-story children’s tower with 4 children’s rooms and in the south the existing building with the kitchen on the ground floor and the parents’ bedroom on the upper floor.Save this picture!© Dimitar GamizovThe gardens are not large empty voids. By sitting between the volumes and being connected by the dining area, they originate with the best of both worlds: they form a combined large entity and at the same time are small, easily graspable, and visible sections, each with its own character. We think that a lot of colorful things are richer than little of the same. The garden is substantial – because open space is essential! Saving the old to allow for the New We have taken the desire of the owners to preserve the existing house at all costs very seriously. Existing buildings are atmospheric sources that enhance every bare new building with their history, patina, and charm. A sure instinct, care, and caution are needed here in dealing with the volumes. A small existing house is happy to be overwhelmed by new and large volumes. This is certainly one of the reasons why we decided to accommodate the new spatial program in three new buildings.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Dimitar GamizovThese form a passe-partout that presents and celebrates the old rather than letting it perish – the solitary effect of the existing building is not damaged by the additions, but rather enhanced. We also did not want to devalue the existing building in functional terms. The kitchen – the gravitational center of every single-family home – is located in the old part in direct proximity to the dining room. Family frequency should not be taken away from the old but should contribute to a lively exchange between old and new, and this is exactly how the functions are arranged: one constantly commutes back and forth between existing and new buildings. In this way, we are able to continuously allow the residents to benefit from the tension-filled alternation between charmingly aged and newly designed architecture. “The precise positioning of the connections between interior and exterior, the subtle coordination of generous views and limited insights can be clearly seen throughout the entire project,” says Christian Kircher of smartvoll Architekten.Save this picture!© Dimitar GamizovProject gallerySee allShow lessAidsfonds SoaAids Netherlands Offices / Hollandse NieuweSelected ProjectsPhotographs of Caracas Explore the Evolution of Venezuela’s Capital and Its Architec…Articles Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Dimitar Gamizov+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share House B / smartvolllast_img read more

Fundraising Camp came to Wales

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Last Friday over 40 fundraisers took part in Fundraising Camp in Cardiff, the first time the one-day event has taken place in Wales. Here are some highlights and reactions from the day at the striking venue of the Wales Millennium Centre.The event was kindly supported by Blackbaud Europe, Institute of Fundraising Cymru/Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, and the Wales Millennium Centre.Fundraising Camp will take place on 1 March 2016 in Edinburgh. Fundraising Camp came to Wales Howard Lake | 28 September 2015 | News Advertisement [View the story “Fundraising Camp Cardiff” on Storify]  34 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Fundraising Camp Training Wales / Cymrulast_img read more

Uzbekistan: Investigate torture of journalist

first_img News Uzbek authorities should ensure a thorough, impartial, and independent investigation into the alleged torture and other ill-treatment of a detained independent journalist, 12 human rights groups said today. Uzbek authorities should immediately release Bobomurod Abdullaev and other people detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression, the groups said. 12 human rights groups call for journalist’s, others’ immediate release. May 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information In Berlin, for the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights, Umida Niyazova (Uzbek, Russian, English, German): +49 17631202474; or [email protected] Twitter: @UmidaNiyazova February 11, 2021 Find out more In Geneva, for Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Ivar Dale (English, Russian, Norwegian): +41 78 907 3558; or [email protected] Twitter: @IvarDale Credit: FerganaNews In New York, for the Committee to Protect Journalists, Beatrice Santa-Wood (English): +1 212 300 9032, [email protected] Twitter: @pressfreedom In Paris, for Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Johann Bihr (English, Russian, French): +33 6 63 03 86 25, [email protected] Twitter: @RSF_EECA In Washington, DC, for Freedom Now, Kate Barth (English): +1 202 223 3733; or [email protected] Twitter @ksbarth In Washington, DC, for Freedom House, Robert Ruby (Russian, English): +1 202 747 7035 (mobile); or [email protected] Twitter: @FreedomHouse RSF_en In Stockholm, for Civil Rights Defenders, Joanna Kuroz (English, Russian): +46 (0)70 989 60 11 or [email protected] February 14, 2018 – Updated on February 16, 2018 Uzbekistan: Investigate torture of journalist In Brussels, for International Partnership for Human Rights, Rachel Gasowski (English, Russian, French): + 33 7 50803812 (mobile); or email [email protected] Twitter: @iphr News In Bishkek, for Human Rights Watch, Steve Swerdlow (English, Russian): +1 917 535 0375 (mobile); or [email protected] Twitter: @steveswerdlow UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisoned In London, for ARTICLE 19, Katie Morris, (English, Russian): +44 20 7324 2525 (mobile); or [email protected] Twitter: @katiekatia @article19europe New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisoned News In Paris, for the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, Nadejda Atayeva (Russian, French): +33-6-17-46-1963; or [email protected] Twitter: Organisation In London, for Amnesty International, Maisy Weicherding (English): +44 20 7413 5796, or [email protected] Receive email alerts Follow the news on Uzbekistan Abdullaev, a freelance reporter, worked for Fergana news agency and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), among other publications. Bobomurod Abdullaev was detained on September 27, 2017 in Tashkent by officers in Uzbekistan’s National Security Service (known as the “SNB”) on charges of “conspiracy to overthrow the constitutional regime” (Article 159(4) of Uzbekistan’s Criminal Code), which carries up to 20 years in prison. His relatives told representatives of several human rights groups on February 3, 2018 that he had been tortured and otherwise ill-treated since his detention. Uzbek authorities should immediately release Abdullaev and other people detained on similar grounds, the groups said. “At a time when the Uzbek government appears to be taking steps to reform the country’s feared security services, reports of a journalist’s torture in their custody should prompt an immediate investigation and decisive, public condemnation,” said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. The 12 human rights groups are Amnesty International, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, Civil Rights Defenders, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Reporters Without Borders, Freedom Now, ARTICLE 19, and the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights. On February 8, a Tashkent-based human rights defender, Surat Ikramov, reported that following media reports of Abdullaev’s torture, two SNB officials implicated in abuses had been suspended from the case and had been told not to leave the city pending an investigation. On January 31, the Uzbek government announced the resignation and replacement of Rustam Inoyatov, the 73-year old chief of the SNB for 22 years, during which there were constant reports of torture and other ill-treatment carried out by SNB officials. Authorities accused Abdullaev of writing “extremist” articles and of being part of a conspiracy to overthrow the government, along with Hayot Nasriddinov, a well-known economist and blogger, Akrom Malikov, an academic, and others. Abdullaev’s relatives and other Uzbek human rights defenders told Human Rights Watch that since his arrest, security services have repeatedly tortured him and denied him his right to a legal counsel of his choosing and restricted visits with family members. Abdullaev’s wife, Kattiqiz Balkhibaeva, told Human Rights Watch about her first meeting with her husband in October: When I met my husband for the first time [at the SNB pre-trial detention center Gvardeiskaya in Tashkent], I brought him some warm clothes. The detective told me that I better not give any interviews to reporters or speak with anyone about the case. When I saw my husband, we were surrounded by five SNB officers and not able to speak freely. He looked at me, paused, and then told me not to speak to the press or hire a lawyer. Then an SNB officer told me that if I spoke with anyone about this, ‘it would be very bad for Bobomurod.’ In January, Abdullaev met with his mother and wife again and told them that he had been tortured since his arrest in September. He said that on the day he was arrested four SNB officers approached him near his home in Tashkent without explaining they intended to arrest him or showing any identification. As they approached he asked, “What happened?” and began to resist. The men then put a bag over his head, beat him all over his body, and stuffed him into a car. Abdullaev said that nearby residents witnessed the abduction. Abdullaev said that in the days after his arrest he was kept in a freezing jail cell naked and forced to remain standing. He said he was given nothing to eat for five days and was only given food after he collapsed from exhaustion. He said that SNB officers denied him food on several occasions and threatened to destroy him and his family. He said he was repeatedly tied for several hours at a time to a bed in his cell for several hours at a time. His mother, Gavkharjon Madaminova, has written numerous appeals to government bodies about her son’s detention and posted videos online appealing to the president for help, but received no meaningful responses. SNB officials intimidated Abdullaev’s first attorney and would not let her meet with him, relatives said. Abdullaev hired Sergey Mayorov, a human rights lawyer, in November and was allowed to meet him on December 14 in the presence of the SNB detective overseeing the case. Eight days later, the SNB detective summoned Mayorov. SNB guards brought in Abdullaev, who said in their presence that he had decided to fire Mayorov and would be represented by a state-appointed lawyer. The SNB official showed Mayorov a statement firing him that was allegedly signed by Abdullaev ten days earlier. Before being forced to leave, Mayorov asked whether Abdullaev’s pre-trial detention had been extended, for how long, and when the investigation would be completed. The SNB officer refused to answer. At a subsequent meeting with his wife later in December, Abdullaev asked her to pass on the message to Mayorov that he still wanted him to act as his lawyer at his trial. Authorities have not yet announced a trial date. “Abdullaev’s torture allegations demand a thorough and independent investigation and prosecution of anyone found responsible,” said Umida Niyazova of the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights. “Reports that SNB officials who tortured him could face justice are encouraging signs if true, but Abdullaev, Nasriddinov and other detainees should be immediately released as authorities get to the bottom of what has occurred.” In a related case, on or around October 20, authorities arrested Nasriddinov, a blogger and economist, on or around October 20, also on extremism charges (Article 159(4)) that appear to be related to the conspiracy charges against Abdullaev. Nasriddinov similarly faces up to 20 years in prison. As of late 2017, his relatives had not been informed of the grounds for the arrest, and there are fears that they are under pressure not to talk to journalists and human rights groups. He is being held in a SNB pre-trial detention center in Tashkent, and there are serious concerns that he may have also been tortured or otherwise ill-treated in detention. Akrom Malikov, a researcher at Uzbekistan’s Institute of Handicrafts of the Academy of Sciences, has also been implicated and questioned in Abdullaev’s case. He was detained in July 2016 on extremism charges for allegedly writing articles for the opposition People’s Movement of Uzbekistan under a pseudonym. He is serving a six-year sentence in Navoi prison. “There is a real opportunity for change in Uzbekistan – and yet we hear of journalists and bloggers still being detained and tortured,” said Brigitte Dufour, director of IPHR. “This case is a test of whether Uzbekistan’s human rights situation is really improving or not.” Over the last 15 years, the UN special rapporteur for torture, the UN Committee against Torture, the UN Human Rights Committee, the US State Department, and the European Court of Human Rights, in a number of its rulings, and a number of national and international human rights groups have highlighted the widespread torture in Uzbekistan’s prisons and detention sites. On November 30, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree prohibiting the courts from using evidence obtained through torture, and forbidding legal decisions based on any evidence not confirmed during trial. The decree, which comes into force in March, states that prosecutors will be required to check whether physical or psychological pressure was exerted on a defendant or their relatives. If enforced, the decree could help prevent torture and other ill-treatment in detention in Uzbekistan. “This case is yet another reminder that the Uzbek government should also allow for regular, unfettered, independent, expert monitoring of prison conditions,” said Nadejda Atayeva, president of the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia. “It should invite the UN special rapporteur on torture and other experts to visit the country and bring its laws and practices in line with international law and standards to help prevent torture in the future.”For more information, please contact: News More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term to go further October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Local bus company warn of different future back on the road

first_imgThe owner of a bus company in Donegal says there is major concern within in the industry as to how public transport will be feasible into the future.A typical coach would normally carry up to 50 passengers from Donegal to Dublin but now under social distancing guidelines, will only be permitted to transport 14.When arriving to the destination, the bus will need to be steam cleaned before the next influx of passengers get on board.James McGinley of McGinley buses says while they are eager to get back on the road again, it will be incredibly difficult:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Facebook Previous articleGovernment needs to consider slowly reopening schools – WHONext articleHouse prices could fall by 5% due to pandemic News Highland Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Local bus company warn of different future back on the road Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – May 20, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more