Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgPhoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePhoenix Beverages Limited is a Mauritian company that produces bottles and distributes alcoholic and non- alcoholic brews. Under the company’s production line, there are numerous renowned brands represented. With brands such as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Malta Guinness and Smirnoff Ice, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes, Dasani and Crystal table water, being produced and sold by the company under the respective contract agreements. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Mauritius Phoenix and operates as a subsidiary of Phoenix Investment Company Limited. Phoenix Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Wallabies come right with strong second half to see off Argentina

first_imgMonday Sep 18, 2017 Wallabies come right with strong second half to see off Argentina The Wallabies won their first match of this year’s Rugby Championship with a convincing 45-20 bonus point win over Argentina in Canberra on Saturday. They trailed Argentina 13-10 at the break, but turned things on in the second half for a much needed win.“At halftime I didn’t have to say anything,” coach Michael Cheika said post match.“A lack of urgency, I’m not sure why because they’re playing for Australia. I’m sorry that the first half was a bit slow. But they sorted themselves out and it was a much better second half.”Flyhalf Bernard Foley had a perfect kicking display from the tee, slotting six penalties and a conversion for a personal tally of 20 points and a Man of the Match award.Skipper Michael Hooper was pleased with the result. “There’s a sense of finally getting a reward for the hard work we’ve been putting in. It’s a good feeling for everyone and to get a result as the game builds on is really rewarding,” Hooper said.The Wallabies face South Africa in Bloemfontein next, where a win will see them leapfrog the Springboks to second place on the Rugby Championship table.“I don’t know what happened there,” Cheika said of the Springboks’ 57-0 loss to the All Blacks. “But we’ll down tools for a week and then go again.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

That time Aled Brew absolutely monstered a French scrum half

first_imgMonday Sep 28, 2020 That time Aled Brew absolutely monstered a French scrum half Scarlets announced today that they have signed former Wales winger Aled Brew as short-term injury cover. The 34-year-old has already had spells at the Ospreys, Cardiff Blues and Dragons. ADVERTISEMENTBrew joins Scarlets as Johnny McNicholl is set to be sidelined for up to eight weeks because of an ankle injury, while Tomi Lewis faces a potential 12 months out recovering from knee surgery.Scarlets are also expecting to lose outside backs to Wales’ autumn international campaign.Capped nine times for Wales, Brew linked up with the squad at Parc y Scarlets this week ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 opener against Munster.Scarlets head coach Glenn Delaney said: “We have some talented youngsters coming through, but Aled brings that added top-level experience in the PRO14, TOP 14, Premiership and international rugby as we prepare for what will be a demanding few months for our squad.”Brew also played two seasons with Biarritz and joined Bath in 2016.When playing for Dragons in early 2012, the powerful winger put in this month shot on Perpignan’s David Mele. We thought it was worth watching again.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Designing a new home for a blind client / So & So Studio

first_imgArchitects: So & So Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Stefano Calgaro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Year:  Photographs Designing a new home for a blind client / So & So Studio CopyAbout this officeSo & So StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsVicenzaAccessibilityArchitecture for the BlindItalyPublished on August 23, 2018Cite: “Designing a new home for a blind client / So & So Studio” 23 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897946/teaching-a-blind-client-how-to-read-her-new-home-so-and-so-studio Clipboard Italy CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Vicenza, Italy ArchDailycenter_img “COPY” “COPY” 2018 Save this picture!© Stefano Calgaro+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  232 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897946/teaching-a-blind-client-how-to-read-her-new-home-so-and-so-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: FRANKE, Falmec, Florim, Kardamov, LARIO, VALVOSave this picture!© Stefano CalgaroRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Designing a smart space, both elegant and intuitive was the intent in So & So Studio’s recently completed home for a blind woman in Thiene, Italy. When their client was ready for what she called “home” for fifty-five years to change, the designers elected to implement a natural process of adjustment and way-finding for the vision impaired woman to navigate her new space.Save this picture!© Stefano CalgaroSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Stefano CalgaroFor a blind homeowner, the process of learning a new environment is vital to not only the function of the space but to the daily life within that home. So from day one, the overarching theme of the project grew out of a simple glyphic language. Realized through thorough material selections of stone and porcelain, So & So Studio aimed to find the perfect balance of textures to guide the end user of the home between program elements using an embedded map system.Save this picture!© Stefano CalgaroThe first step in the design was to orient the spaces around a singular corridor spine, minimizing any potential maze effect and ensure efficient movement throughout the house. At the three main points of the central path, the entrances are located, giving access from the garage, the front door and the back patio. The central hallway connects the two main spaces, the bedroom and kitchen, through the entire house, with nodes along the way for the guest room, bathroom and living room.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Stefano CalgaroSave this picture!DiagramWithin this house, they worked directly with the client to map out her daily habits and typical path. This ensured an intuitive organization of the home and helped to ease the transition of daily activities between her two houses; old and new. Each daily use or activity became a node in So & So Studio’s house map. They then needed to incorporate within the design a language to communicate their design decisions to the client for physical use. This process began first in the way they explained their ideas to the client. The designers continued to use the digital world to work and design, but utilized the physical world in model form as the tool for communicating any changes to the layout.Save this picture!© Stefano CalgaroBy eliminating door thresholds and unnecessary material change, So & So Studio created a spatial continuity throughout the house to strengthen the clarity of program nodes within the map and ease the client’s learning curve, moving into her new home. The end result expressed in each node for the client: a glyphic alphabet of simple rules in the floor of the house. In using a textured stone tile within the floor pattern, program nodes are accentuated and a system of way-finding has been activated.Save this picture!© Stefano CalgaroProject gallerySee allShow lessGDH Apartment Building / idA buehrer wuest architekten sia agSelected ProjectsThe Fortified Cavern / Clara Copiglia + Benjamin Lagarde + Tim CousinSelected Projects Share Designing a new home for a blind client / So & So StudioSave this projectSaveDesigning a new home for a blind client / So & So Studiolast_img read more

Baochao Hutong Invisible Yard / DAGA Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945145/baochao-hutong-invisible-yard-daga-architects Clipboard China Houses CopyAbout this officeDAGA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingOn FacebookChinaPublished on August 07, 2020Cite: “Baochao Hutong Invisible Yard / DAGA Architects” 07 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?宝钞胡同隐院 / 北京大观建筑设计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 “COPY” Photographs:  Weiqi Jin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: CSG, FRITZ EGGER, HebeixinyaArchitect In Charge:Jianghai ShenDesign Team:Yu Liu, Yijun Zeng, Shaoyi Li, Xiaoyu Yu, Yuze GaoCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Weiqi JinRecommended ProductsRetail ApplicationsMenuInterior Design – Bon Lio Restaurant / MenuWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDisappeared memoryThe hutong in Beijing is not only a lifestyle but also the memory of many people’s childhood. With the process of modernization and urbanization, many people have moved out of the hutong, but the feelings of hutong life remain in one’s memory forever. Time has left the mark on buildings, old houses, rotten pillars, and overgrown yards. Hutong’s lifestyle has been “passively” disappeared in the process of urban development. This kind of passivity leads to the disorder of people’s memory, as if childhood memories are still yesterday, but today they are already living in modern buildings, and the estrangement between people and buildings is increasing. How to reappear this passive concealment, return history and beautiful memories, and combine the updated architecture with the natural environment to produce a dialogue between history and the present? it is a problem that we have been trying to explore at the beginning of the renovation of this hutong house.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinRenovation is not the “maintenance” and “reproduction” of the old buildings, but to superimpose a new lifestyle with the old history and create a new contrast and integration. The whole project has only 14 days of construction time, two weeks of time condensed the hard work of many people, the design is not only on paper, landing construction, is often more challenge than the design itself.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinReappear and disappear againThis small courtyard is the house where the owner lived with her grandparents when she was a child. Due to years of wandering, the house has been dilapidated, and all kinds of childhood memories have gone with it. Now she wants to move back to hutong. But the current situation of the house is no longer suitable for living. The purpose of this renovation is to create a living space suitable for the modern lifestyle for the client, and to awaken the life marks of those hutongs that have been disappeared.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinMirror and kaleidoscopeMirror glass is used on the ground and walls of the yard. The unique reflectivity of the material allows the surrounding hutongs, trees, and sky to be reflected on the ground of the yard, which brings more possibilities to space. This kind of interaction between virtual and reality is more prominent. People in the scene, people also in the mirror, in the layered reflection and transparent contrast, give people a sense of space experience like a dream.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!PlanThe natural environment of specular reflection is changing all the time, and the combination with the mirror forms a kind of effect similar to “kaleidoscope”. The English name KALEIDOSCOPE is a collection of Greek words such as KALOS (beautiful), EIDOS (shape), and SCOPE (watch). In fact, it also summarizes several major features of the kaleidoscope.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinWith the continuous changes of reflection and the surrounding environment, the mirrored courtyard shows a rapidly changing beauty, each moment is unique, just like time, cannot be recorded but can only be felt. The “invisible” state reflected by the “tangible” in the courtyard also makes the viewer and the environment, the environment and architecture, architecture, and people all have a kind of eye-to-eye relationship, which hides the boundary of the space. it also hides the sense of distance between people and space.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinReflectionThe small courtyard is only about 12 planes, showing a long and narrow shape. the glass mirrors of the ground and walls enlarge the area of the courtyard visually.  When the owner steps into the door, she will be surrounded by the perspective effect of specular reflection, which increases the permeability of the space and gives people double landscape experience.Save this picture!DiagramInvisible courtyardThe design of the mirror gives the building an interesting relationship with its surroundings: the mirrored ground reflects the surrounding environment, and the building is surrounded by trees and sky as if it disappears in the environment. The owner can take a glimpse of the changes in the surrounding environment in the room, and the ground turns into a huge picture, reflecting and changes in nature. At the same time, the mirror also blurs the boundaries of internal and external, blurring the boundary between virtual and real.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinThe scene flowing in the mirror made the yard move, refreshing people’s hearts with invisible poetry. People’s sight seems to be lost in the unreachable landscape, and the scenery reflected in the mirror is close at hand.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinTransparent spaceThe transformation process of hutong residence is a kind of integration of modern lifestyle and traditional space. In the transformation, the wooden structure which has been in disrepair has been strengthened, and the facade has been changed into the form of glass curtain wall. The transparent curtain wall adds daylighting to the interior space, allowing the line of sight to penetrate each other on both sides of the courtyard, creating an extroverted and introverted courtyard space.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinAn exclusive bathroom is arranged on the outside of the owner’s bedroom to meet the needs of the owner to use the bathroom alone. The transparent glass curtain wall allows light to pass through the bathroom to reach the interior of the bedroom, improving the lighting environment. The landscape in the yard is also introduced into the interior, enriching the sense of the experience of space.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinThe bedroom area uses the simple design language, uses the black and white colors, lets the space appear simple and calm, forms the contrast with the outside transparent smart space experience, creates a kind of more quiet feeling to the bedroom.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Mantiqueira / Gui Paoliello ArquitetoSelected ProjectsOharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architectsSelected Projects Share Projects ArchDaily Year:  Area:  58 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Beijing, China Baochao Hutong Invisible Yard / DAGA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBaochao Hutong Invisible Yard / DAGA ArchitectsSave this picture!© Weiqi Jin+ 22Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share 2020 Interior Designers: DAGA Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945145/baochao-hutong-invisible-yard-daga-architects Clipboard Baochao Hutong Invisible Yard / DAGA Architectslast_img read more

Reporters in Cambodia charged with “inciting crime” for covering election

first_img The two journalists, working for the Cambodia Daily, Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter, have only just learned that they are facing possible two-year jail sentences on the absurd charge of “incitement to commit a felony” under articles 494 and 495 of Cambodia’s criminal code.Their “crime” was to have interviewed future voters in the northeastern province of Ratanakiri as part of their coverage of the campaign for municipal elections held on 4 June. Unbeknown to them, a Ratanakiri prosecutor filed formal changes against them on 28 August.“Asking questions during an election campaign has absolutely nothing to do with inciting crime. This is what we call journalism,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“Bringing such grave charges against two reporters for just doing their job – and furthermore for a newspaper subsequently forced to close as a result of harassment by the authorities – is an alarming sign that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government is bent on crushing dissent ahead of next year’s general elections.”The original complaint against Aun and Peter was made by the municipality of Pate’s former mayor Romam Yout, who accused them of “inciting [voters] to support the opposition party.” Their lawyer says they just asked questions, which violates neither election laws nor a set of media guidelines issued by the National Election Committee.In the wake of the original complaint, information minister Khieu Kanharith posted a photo of Peter’s Canadian passport on Facebook and threatened him with reprisals if he failed to respect the electoral law. The post, which was later removed, is indicative of the government’s hostility towards independent journalists.Aun and Peter “are under a lot of pressure,” said Cambodia Daily editor Jodie DeJonge, describing the situation in Cambodia as going from “bad to worse.” The newspaper’s general manager and deputy publisher are banned from leaving the country and are facing possible six-year jail sentences.The Cambodia Daily published its last issue on 4 September, ending a 24-year history as one of the pillars of Cambodia’s fragile democracy. It was forced to close by a sudden tax department demand for payment of 6.3 million dollars in alleged back taxes.Radio Free Asia was forced to close its Phnom Penh bureau ten days later, also as a result of government intimidation. RSF sources say the information ministry is now refusing to issue press cards to the journalists who used to work for the Cambodia Daily and Radio Free Asia, thereby preventing them from freelancing.Australian documentary filmmaker James Ricketson has meanwhile been detained since June, when he was arrested for filming an opposition party demonstration. Charged with espionage, he is facing a possible ten-year jail term.Cambodia is ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. CambodiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure News CambodiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure Organisation February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Cambodian authorities to withdraw spurious charges against two former journalists with the Cambodia Daily, a recently closed independent newspaper, and to quickly return to the path of democracy and respect for media freedom. Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Receive email alerts October 11, 2017 – Updated on October 12, 2017 Reporters in Cambodia charged with “inciting crime” for covering election Follow the news on Cambodia Newscenter_img to go further RSF_en RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” Help by sharing this information News Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream January 21, 2021 Find out more News The Cambodia Daily published its last edition on September 4 (Photo : Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP) December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Questions mount as release of grand jury recordings in Breonna Taylor case delayed

first_imgBreonna Taylor FamilyBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion to delay the release of audio recordings related to the Breonna Taylor case on Wednesday, adding to a mounting list of questions that followed a grand jury’s decision to charge only one of the three officers involved in the young woman’s death.Judge Ann Bailey Smith agreed to extend the deadline to noon on Friday.Cameron had requested a week to redact the names and personal information of witnesses and private citizens from the 20 hours of audio recordings, which he’d been ordered to submit to court by noon on Wednesday. The attorney general’s motion for an extension came amid growing calls for transparency in the case.Former Louisville Metro Police Department Officer Brett Hankison is facing three counts of wanton endangerment, but neither he nor the two other officers involved in the shooting were charged with murder or even manslaughter.Taylor, 26, and her boyfriend were asleep in her Louisville apartment on March 13 when the officers, executing a no-knock search warrant, broke down her door with a battering ram.The charges against Hankison, who fired 10 shots into Taylor’s apartment, stem from the errant bullets that penetrated a wall of the residence and entered a neighboring apartment occupied by a child, a man and a pregnant woman, Cameron said at a news conference following the grand jury’s announcement.Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is among those asking for more transparency in the wake of the grand jury decision.“It’s time for people to be able to see the basic information, facts and evidence, and to be able to come to their own conclusions about justice,” he said.Attorneys for Hankison and Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend, have advocated for the release of the grand jury transcript and evidence connected to the case. Walker’s civil lawyers filed a successful motion over the weekend to have the evidence collected by LMPD’s Professional Integrity Unit released to the public.Did Cameron present substantial evidence against the officers?Prosecutors are generally able to set the agenda and control what evidence jurors are presented in court, according to legal experts, but civil rights advocates and attorneys for Taylor’s family have raised questions about the volume of evidence presented against the officers.“Did he present any evidence on Breonna Taylor’s behalf?” family attorney Ben Crump asked last week. “Or did he make a unilateral decision to put his thumb on the scales of justice to help try to exonerate and justify the killing of Breonna Taylor by these police officers?”The calls for transparency intensified on Monday when an anonymous member of the grand jury raised concerns about how Cameron had portrayed the case to the public.“The public deserves to know everything,” said Kevin Glogower, a Louisville lawyer representing the anonymous grand juror. He filed a motion to release confidential court audio and asked that jurors be allowed to speak freely about what Cameron did not present.Glogower said Cameron may have misrepresented the process when he signaled that the jurors “agreed” that charges beyond wanton endangerment weren’t warranted.“The full story and absolute truth of how this matter was handled from beginning to end is now an issue of great public interest and has become a large part of the discussion of public trust throughout the country,” Glogower said in a court filing this week.Cameron’s office has maintained that it presented “all of the evidence” and was thorough.Why weren’t the other officers charged?Family and supporters of Taylor were outraged last week when the grand jury announced charges solely against Hankison, who was fired by the police department over the summer. He was arraigned Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court, pleading not guilty. He is free on $15,000 bond.Hankison faces 15 years in prison — five years for each person he’s accused of endangering — but no charges directly related to Taylor’s death.Crump called the charging decision another example of how white officers aren’t held accountable for what he referred to as “the genocide of persons of color.”“Her killing,” Crump said in a statement after the grand jury announcement, “was criminal on so many levels: An illegal warrant obtained by perjury. Breaking into a home without announcing, despite instructions to execute a warrant that required it. More than 30 gunshots fired, many of which were aimed at Breonna while she was on the ground. Many others fired blindly into every room of her home. A documented and clear cover-up, and the death of an unarmed Black woman who posed no threat and who was living her best life. Yet here we are, without justice for Breonna, her family and the Black community.”The AG’s office has not addressed those claims specifically, but it said there was no conclusive evidence to show Hankison’s bullets struck Taylor.Louisville Metro Police Department officers Myles Cosgrove, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Hankison executed a “no-knock” entry warrant based on allegations that Taylor had been accepting packages for an ex-boyfriend whom police were investigating as an alleged drug trafficker, according to the warrant.Taylor and Walker awoke around midnight when they heard a commotion at their front door, police said, citing Walker’s statement. Walker, a licensed handgun owner, said he fired his weapon in self-defense, saying he thought his home was being broken into, according to police.The plainclothes officers returned gunfire, hitting Taylor, who died shortly thereafter, police said.How did the grand jury reach a decision?Protesters and civil rights advocates took to the streets last week to speak out against the grand jury decision and demand an explanation from the attorney general’s office as to why other charges weren’t filed.Civil rights attorney and legal analyst Areva Martin said it’s generally “very difficult” to get an indictment against police officers because they are, essentially, a part of the “criminal justice system where prosecutors work and they have a symbiotic relationship in many ways.”“It’s pretty low bar to get an indictment via the grand jury process because the prosecutor controls everything — they control the information that’s presented, they control the witnesses that are presented,” Martin told ABC News’ Good Morning America this week. “Cameron could have presented a robust case and then, you know, gave the power as it should have been to the grand jury to make a determination based on the totality of the circumstances.”Some civil rights advocates, including Crump, accused Cameron of making a unilateral decision about the evidence he chose to present to the grand jury.“If Hankison’s behavior constituted wanton endangerment of the people in the apartments next to hers, then it should also be considered wanton endangerment of Breonna. In fact, it should have been ruled wanton murder,” Crump said. “How ironic and typical that the only charges brought in this case were for shots fired into the apartment of a white neighbor, while no charges were brought for the shots fired into the Black neighbor’s apartment or into Breonna’s residence.”“This amounts to the most egregious disrespect of Black people, especially Black women, killed by police in America, and it’s indefensible, regardless of how Attorney General Daniel Cameron seeks to justify it,” he added.Why didn’t the AG recommend murder charges to the grand jury?Cameron recommended that the grand jury indict Hankison on charges of wanton endangerment but said the other two officers, whose bullets struck Taylor, were “justified in their acts” because Taylor’s boyfriend shot first.“Our judgment is that the charge that we could prove at trial beyond reasonable doubt was for wanton endangerment,” Cameron said in an interview this week with local station WDRB-TV. “The charge that we could prove at trial, beyond reasonable doubt, was for wanton endangerment against Mr. Hankison.”“Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly were fired upon by Mr. Walker. They were justified in returning fire,” he added.That initial shot, which Cameron said Taylor’s boyfriend admitted to firing, gave Mattingly and Cosgrove cover for every shot they returned, regardless of its result, Cameron said. That includes shots fired into a upstairs apartment, where people were at home at the time, WDRB reported. The trajectory of those bullets, he said, suggests they were fired by Mattingly and/or Cosgrove as they returned fire.The attorney general’s office said the bullets fired into the upstairs apartment couldn’t be recovered to test, making it hard to conclude who shot them.The office also said there was no conclusive evidence to show Hankison’s bullets struck Taylor.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

E-mail angst

first_img Comments are closed. E-mail angstOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The ultimate office communication aid, e-mail has undoubtedlytransformed  work culture, but a lack ofcontrol over the inbox has led to it becoming more of a hindrance than a help.We look at how training can help reduce the stress associated with e-mailuse.  By Miranda James After only a few years, it seems impossible to imagine life without it. Howdid we cope before e-mail? Letters were written, faxes sent, memos circulated.People had to go to the lengths of telephoning each other or schedulingmeetings, often trying to synchronise multiple diaries, to agree actions andget things done. E-mail has become such an integral part of organisational culture, it isalmost invisible. Documents that need to be sent out often go, at least in thefirst instance, as e-mail attachments. Answering a pile of e-mails becomes the first task in the morning. We findourselves developing relationships with colleagues we know only through e-mail.Its speed and ease are revolutionary. Looking at the anachronistic processesthat preceded it, it is logical to assume that e-mail must be saving theworkforce a massive amount of time. There must be productivity gains that areoff the scale. The irony is that in many cases, the opposite is true. What is beingincreasingly recognised in many organisations, is that e-mail is no panacea andcan give rise to its own set of unique problems. In some cases, simply dealingwith the e-mail tide is a significant workplace stress in its own right. The strain of keeping up Taking the Strain, the Institute of Management’s report, published inFebruary 2000, shows “keeping up with e-mails” as the tenth moststress-inducing activity in a survey of over 800 UK managers. Its position inthe rankings nudges e-mails into the “high pressure” zone, abovefactors such as “relationship with boss”. But in theelectronically-dependent workplace, bad e-mail practice is also more thanlikely to contribute to the three most stressful factors in the study –”constant interruptions”, “time pressures and deadlines”and “poor internal communications”. As the report points out, the perennial obstacle to tackling stress in theworkplace, particularly among managers, is the “macho” culture of notadmitting weakness or to a sense of being unable to cope. On top of that,separating out e-mail from a raft of other general stressors, and dealing withit as a phen- omenon in its own right, is less likely when stress is comingfrom several directions at once. Bad e-mail practice may be identified duringan internal communications audit (one of the recommended remedies in Taking theStrain), but because it is a technology-related problem, there is often aperception that the problem belongs to IT, not to human resources. Research published this year by San Francisco-based consultancy FerrisResearch, shows that using e-mail typically saved workers in the US 381 hours ayear. But conversely e-mail also lost the average user 115 hours a year – forexample, through wasted time dealing with e-mailed irrelevancies. The studycame out with an overall net benefit – 266 hours – but the “two stepsforward, one step back” route to that result is disturbing. Ferrisconcludes that companies need to develop and communicate clear policies one-mail distribution lists, indiscriminate copying and personal e-mails. Learn the rules The realisation being made by HR departments which do invest in specialisedtraining, is that ignorance of simple communication rules can tip the balance,taking the e-mail load from manageable to unbearable. “There is definitely an increased awareness about the effect e-mail ishaving on our working lives,” says Granada Media training officer JaneFoston. In April the company commissioned a course in e-mail practice fromLondon-based Team IT Training. For Granada it wasn’t evidence of stress that prompted the course, but anawareness of the exponential growth of e-mail that was circulating. Overload –”simple volume issues” – was the most prevalent problem, Foston says.”There was also a tendency to keep checking e-mails all the time, whichcan be disruptive when trying to get work done.” The training highlighted a lack of awareness about how e-mail was receivedand the flow-on effect once the “send” button had been hit.Gratuitous use of “cc”ing (copying multiple people into e-mails) wasa key problem. Often staff were not using the subject field properly to conveythe message content, and simple rules like writing in capitals (shouting in ane-mail) were identified. “The training really challenged people to think about whether e-mailwas the best way to communicate rather than picking up the phone or going tosee them. Are we just clogging up the system by sending e-mailsautomatically?” Following the training, says Foston, there was a sense that gaining greaterknowledge of the medium saved people stress, giving them a new power over theirinbox. “It can be relentless,” says Hammersmith and Fulham Council directservices personnel manager Lorna Garrett. “People report leaving theoffice, then finding a massive number of e-mails waiting for them when theycome back in.” The council ran training sessions for 55 direct services managers, mainly toaddress potential legal issues with e-mails passing frequently to externalcontractors. In the process it found that managers needed to implement basiccommunication rules to keep their e-mail load under control. Over-copying, using subject fields appropriately, using acronyms to denotethe level of urgency and the tone of the e-mails themselves were addressed. “There was a lot that needed to be done in the way that e-mails cameacross. It is an informal, casual medium and there are issues ofprofessionalism. We had to smarten up our act,” Garrett says. According to Marc Powell, director of Team IT Training, the lack of acommunication “code of practice” is a major factor in e-mail stress.There are formulae and protocols for using the telephone and letter writing,but when it comes to e-mail, such codes don’t exist. This, plus the rapidgrowth of the medium – with thousands of inexperienced e-mail users are comingon stream all the time – compounds the problem. Good and bad practice Bad e-mail practice, particularly among management, can be not only irritatingbut destructive, he says. In one organisation Team IT worked with, a managere-mailed staff at the start of the week about a team meeting on Friday in whichhe was to deliver “the good (or bad) news”. He was then on leave forthe rest of the week. What he thought was tongue-in-cheek humour in his e-mailwas taken as a negative portent by his staff, who were utterly demotivated andexpecting the worst. The urge to copy an e-mail to multiple people, either to win favour withmanagement or cover oneself, is one of the worst factors in overload, Mr Powellsays. “It can send all sorts of ambiguous messages. People think ‘Why do Ineed to know this?’ and assume some action is required of them. It causesconfusion and untold unwarranted stress.” Over-zealous copying is top of the list of e-mail “don’ts”. Othercommon bad habits include confusing or unclear subject lines; tagging e-mails”urgent” when they aren’t; forwarding e-mails with old messages stillto be sifted through; scolding or arguing via e-mail; replying to the wholegroup in receipt of an e-mail instead of just the sender, and sendingunnecessary attachments. But the critical issue in e-mail overload is simpleoveruse. In many instances, people send e-mails as a first action rather than phoningor physically meeting. “The language that many managers use about their e-mail speaksvolumes,” says Team IT director Bob Halliwell. “It is the language ofaddiction.” Common phrases are “I can’t do without it”, “I need my e-mailfix”, “I’m addicted”. Many of the senior employees they workwith, he says, check their e-mails compulsively and reply to all of them assoon as they come in. If the managers who are most susceptible to overload wantto reduce stress, the onus is on them to drive the change that will prevent itin the first place. E-mail etiquette: do’s and don’tsDo– Develop clear guidelines for the organisation– Set up central intranet folders for non-critical social/personal e-mails– Set up filters and folders to group e-mail by subject and priority– Use notes and acronyms to indicate how critical an e-mail is– Use a salutation and sign-off– Put a clear message in the subject field – even avoiding body text if possibleDon’t– Send an e-mail if you wouldn’t bother saying the same thing on the phone– Copy people into e-mails unnecessarily– Forward e-mails that still contain old, irrelevant messages– Forward attachments where an html link can be used instead– Reply to an entire group if you only intend it for one person– Use capital letters unless you’re intending to convey a “shout”– Allow your inbox to become more than one screen-full– Send an angry e-mail Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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first_imgThe first hint of spring is trumpeting, so to speak, in the South with the arrival of the narcissus, or daffodil. I hate writing about flowers that are opposite their planting season, but on the other hand, there are certainly some lessons to be learned. The biggest lesson is learning which of these flowers will naturalize in your area. You have to admit that looking at a catalog of daffodil blooms will make you want each and every one.Over the years, I have been blessed to go to farms in Louisiana with Bill Welch of Texas A&M University while he was researching his book, “The Southern Heirloom Garden.” Seeing acres of naturalized ‘Campernelli’ daffodils will be an everlasting memory. While most of us don’t have acres of land to cultivate, we would like to see our daffodils become happy and naturalize.In the hot and humid conditions of Georgia, many of those famous, large selections may look great the first year, but offer few, if any, blooms the second year. In no way am I disparaging these varieties. On the other hand, I was recently assisting a commercial horticulturist with a large project in which 20,000 bulbs had to be planted in a high-profile location. We needed the bulbs to look good the first year and in subsequent years, too. I knew what I was taught at Texas A&M University, but I needed a little reaffirmation.I turned to the book, “Daffodils in Florida,” by Linda M. and Sara L. Van Beck. To me this is the definitive guide to enabling our region of the country to not only create daffodil heaven, but reside in it. We decided to go with the ‘Carlton’ daffodil for the large, 20,000-daffodil display. This 1927 selection was one of the varieties that was ingrained in my memory as being superior. The book says this flower should be the backbone of any daffodil bed. True enough, it has been a remarkable selection.Perhaps in your specific area, ‘Carlton’ won’t be a stalwart performer, but I assure you that there is a narcissus that will bring cheer to your landscape. Speaking of cheer, here at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, ‘Ice Follies’ has proven to be a winner, as has a small, 1934 double tazetta daffodil by the name of ‘Erlicheer.’ It brings out the cameras just as quickly as a large trumpet. The ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ is another tazetta; dating back to 1770, it is showing now in our Mediterranean Garden.Daffodils prefer sunny locations, although open shade will not prove to be a big detriment. For best naturalization, plant your bulbs in a well-drained area. Raised beds rich in organic matter are perfect for combining pansies and daffodils. Plant the bulbs about twice as deep as they are tall, 5 to 6 inches for large bulbs and 3 to 5 inches deep for smaller ones. Spacing 6 to 8 inches apart will allow for an increase in size before crowding.One of the biggest mistakes gardeners make in growing daffodils is cutting the foliage after the flowers have diminished. The leaves are vital to next year’s bloom. Leave them growing as long as possible or for at least eight weeks. I’m proud to say our high-visibility location lets the daffodils grow until the foliage disappears on its own. The result has been an amazing stand that’s not only getting naturalized, but is increasing in size.I would be remiss if I didn’t urge you to grow the daffodil in mixed containers as well. Containers with pansies, violas and dianthus will become like a spring crescendo of floral beauty. Visit a public garden like the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah, Georgia, this spring and seek out the best narcissus for your area. You’ll enjoy the beauty for years to come.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. Learn more about UGA’s coastal garden at www.coastalgeorgiabg.org/.last_img read more