JD Sports Fashion is the fastest FTSE 100 riser today. Would I buy now?

first_img Image source: Getty Images JD Sports Fashion is the fastest FTSE 100 riser today. Would I buy now? Fashion retailer JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD) is up 8% as I write, making it the biggest FTSE 100 gainer today. This is double the increase in the next biggest gainer, Experian. There hasn’t been any news substantial enough to justify the increase, however, which led me to take a closer look at what’s going on with the share.Why’s JD Sports Fashion’s share price rising?I think the share price increase is directly linked to the 11% decline seen last week. In other words, investors most likely saw it as a good opportunity to buy the share on a dip. Despite this being an awful year for retailers, JD’s share price has shown a robust increase through much of 2020. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This, of course, is related to its performance. It’s last set of results did show a dent to performance driven by the Covid-19 lockdowns. But, it was still profitable and the company also maintained its full-year guidance. What’s next for it?I’d brace for a downward revision when it updates investors on its financials next. This is because of the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 lockdowns. Non-essential retailers are closed in the current second lockdown. With restrictions on our public lives set to continue even after it comes to an end, bricks-and-mortar retailers will continue to feel the heat too.But still, JD is likely to be in a good place, going by the fact that it’s in the running for buying up beleaguered retailer Debenhams. There are contradictory reports doing the rounds about whether it’s still in the race or not. We will know for sure after the lockdown ends later this week. In the meantime, it has won the appeal against the decision of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to prohibit its acquisition of Footasylum. The CMA had expressed concern on the negative impact on shoppers because of this. But the Competition Appeal Tribunal, not persuaded by CMA’s reasoning, overturned this decision.Acquisitions can come with their own challenges, as the acquirer takes on not just market share but also the weakness of the acquired company. But as I see it, that’s tomorrow’s problem. For now, the fact that it has got a go-ahead, coupled with its interest in Debenhams, suggests that JD Sports has the means to buy them. How’s the long term looking?Even otherwise, I think JD Sports’s future is bright. We may still be in lockdown, but at least we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Forecasts for economic growth in 2021 were looking up even earlier. I reckon they’ll be better still now that a vaccine is around the corner. Retailers should benefit from this. The verdictFurther, JD Sports is a financially healthy company that’s part of a growing industry. It’s little wonder that investors are positive on the stock — evident from the fact that its price is rising despite an earnings ratio of over 40 times. I’ve long been bullish on the stock, and don’t see any reason that should change.  Manika Premsingh owns shares of JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Experian. 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Union of Black Episcopalians at 50

first_img Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Union of Black Episcopalians at 50 Spirited justice, reconciliation, transformation Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 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 Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ethnic Ministries Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Pat McCaughanPosted Jul 27, 2018 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 From left, the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows and the Rev. Keith Yamamoto were among more than 300 laity and clergy who attended UBE’s 50th anniversary celebration July 23-27 in Nassau, Bahamas. Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism and reconciliation, challenged the gathering to step out and proclaim the Gospel we already know. Photo: Pat McCaughan/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Nassau, Bahamas] The Union of Black Episcopalians wrapped up a 50th anniversary celebratory conference here July 27, reviewing and renewing the organization’s historic commitment to justice for all, embracing the Jesus Movement’s way of love, and affirming its calls to youth and to ministry to the most vulnerable.About 300 youth, young adults, laity and clergy from across the Americas and the United Kingdom enjoyed Nassau’s warm island hospitality and climate, and opportunities for daily Morning Prayer and bible study. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s opening sermon July 23 at Christ Church Cathedral sparked spirited, standing-room-only nightly worship with gospel choirs, jazz music and dance ministries in local congregations.When on July 25 Curry announced he would undergo surgery for prostate cancer, UBE attendees felt shock and fell silent, responding in prayer as did thousands of Episcopalians and Anglicans worldwide.Provocative presenters and panelists considered UBE’s role and continuing relevance in a post-Christian, increasingly racially and ethnically divided and politically charged world. Discussions included the complexities of multiculturalism, becoming the beloved community, the Jesus Movement, environmental justice, current clergy trends and youth leadership.UBE National President Annette Buchanan renewed the organization’s mission to support African-American seminarians like Shawn Evelyn, left, from the Diocese of Los Angeles, who attends the Virginia Theological Seminary. Photo: Pat McCaughan/Episcopal News ServiceUBE National President Annette Buchanan proclaimed the organization “the largest advocacy group in the Episcopal Church.” And she announced the addition of new chapters, expanding collaborative advocacy initiative and offering ongoing support of black youth, seminarians, congregations, clergy and institutions.UBE alum Aaron Ferguson, now an Atlanta financial consultant, told banquet attendees on July 26 that the organization’s mentoring and support transformed his life. It afforded him opportunities to travel, create lasting friendships, acquire college scholarships, and garner appointments to such church bodies as the Standing Commission on National Concerns at age 19.“We hear the board meeting, the business meeting, we talk about all those things. (But) UBE has a spirit about itself that affected my life tremendously,” he said. “I promise you, there’s some young people here whose lives will be changed in ways you can’t imagine, with the wonderful way UBE operates, to create this inner sanctum of peace, safety and security for young black people in the church.”UBE: ‘Made for such a time as this’No stranger to turbulent times, UBE emerged in 1968, the same year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and the Kerner Commission concluded the nation’s 1967 riots and civil unrest were sparked by its steady move toward two societies: one black, one white; separate and unequal.The Rev. Gayle Fisher Stewart, an associate pastor at Calvary Church in Washington, D.C., and a conference co-dean, said that knowledge made the anniversary celebration “both exciting but also bittersweet because we are looking at the very same conditions in our society then and now.”The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, a conference presenter, agreed.“We’ve come a long, long way during these 50 years yet … the very violence that took Martin Luther King’s life remains a prevalent and pervasive reality in our land, in our nation today,” she told the gathering via Skype from New York City.“That assassin’s bullet is a manifestation of the very same violence that is the legacy of slavery, the very same violence that is white supremacy … that is ‘make America great again,’” she said, amid applause.African-Americans continue to disproportionately experience extreme poverty; institutionalized racism; and a lack of decent housing, jobs, educational and recreational opportunities. Such lack contributes to pervasive violence – both self-inflicted and often at the hands of law enforcement authorities – and makes eventual incarceration more likely, contributing to what Douglas called “a poverty to prison to death pipeline.”U.S. poverty rates hover at 22 percent for blacks and 19 percent for Latinos, more than double the 8.8 percent for their white counterparts. African-Americans number 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, but are 5.1 times more likely than whites to be incarcerated; constituting almost 40 percent of the prison population, she said.But Douglas and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism and reconciliation, described the presiding bishop’s initiatives as a way for the black church to strengthen its characteristic faith and to help others thrive despite the current climate.Curry’s Jesus Movement calls us to a rule of life, a way of life, back to “the center of black faith … to discover what compelled slaves to continue to fight for justice against all odds and never succumb to the enslaving conditions of death that were around them,” Douglas said.That faith was born of struggle and challenge, yet when slaves sang spirituals such as “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord,” they were affirming Jesus’ presence with them in their suffering and pain. That, not only was he there with them, but they were present to him as well. “They were living in this crucified reality” from which they drew strength to survive, she said.That song represents both a call and a challenge to the black church’s present reality, she added. “What does it mean to be there with Jesus, not at the foot of the cross, but on the cross? What does that mean to be with the crucified classes of people in our own time?”Douglas said it means it isn’t about fighting to be at the center of the inside (of institutions), but rather to be accountable to and in solidarity with those who are on “the underside of the outside” – to be in solidarity with the most vulnerable today, such as transgendered teenagers, who have the nation’s highest suicide rate, or with asylum-seeking immigrant parents separated from their children.Spellers told the gathering that on May 19, Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding “proclaimed the Gospel and the world responded with a resounding ‘Amen!’ Now, black Episcopalians have to step out of the shadows and outside of our churches and proclaim it, too, proclaim the Gospel we know. Proclaim the love and saving power of the God we know in Christ so that the world can know him and love him too.”May 19 was the day “Christians woke up and said, ‘That’s not the church I left when I was 13. I’m coming back.’ It was the day that atheists began to tweet, ‘If that’s Christian, sign me up.’”Within a week of the royal wedding, a newly created Facebook page, Episcopal Evangelists, had 2,000 followers, she said. A “Saturday Night Live” skit, featuring Kenan Thompson as Curry, offered great one-liners that the presiding bishop loved, like “they gave me five minutes but the good Lord multiplied it to a cool 15.”After Curry preached, people not only discussed his sermon, Spellers said, but they were “debating the power of love. The word ‘Episcopal’ was the most searched term on Google that Saturday. People were so curious about what is this church and what kind of Jesus does this guy know about.”The presiding bishop woke the world up about the Episcopal Church. But, “at times such as these … when white supremacy has gained not just a toehold, but is sleeping in the White House, … when our nation scoffs at the poor and the refugee and the widow and children and everybody Jesus loved most,” the world needs Christians to wake up too, Spellers said.“The world needs Episcopalians whose lives depend on the God we know in Jesus Christ, and if there is anyone in this church who has needed this faith to survive, who has wrested the faith from the hand of the colonizer and the hand of the master, surely it is black Episcopalians,” Spellers told the gathering.UBE is celebrating not just a half-century but 400 years of black Anglicans on this continent, she added, with “the ups and downs, the trials and triumphs that have brought us to this moment. … The question now is, do we know what time it is?”Multiculturalism and becoming the beloved communityMassachusetts Suffragan Bishop Gayle Harris was the first woman to celebrate Eucharist at the Holy Cross Anglican Church in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo: Pat McCaughan/Episcopal News ServicePanel discussions focused on changing circumstances affecting many already-vulnerable black churches, such as diminishing opportunities for full-time traditional clergy employment, and ways to welcome those with different cultural identities, including youth, who have largely left the church.Elliston Rahming, author and Bahamian ambassador to the United Nations, told the gathering that, while the United States prides itself on being “a melting pot” for all cultural identities, the percentage of foreign-born people in the general population has remained static over the past 156 years.“In 1860, foreign-born citizens within the U.S. represented about 13.2 percent of the population. In 2016, there were 43 million foreign-born citizens within the United States, representing about 13.5 percent,” he said.Quoting a 2013 “Christianity Today” article by Ed Stetzer, Rahming added, “The church is called upon to be an instrument in the world showing and sharing the love of Jesus. The church is also to be a sign pointing to the Kingdom of God and acting as a credible witness of God’s power. People are supposed to look at the church and say that’s what the Kingdom of God ought to look like.”Yet, to paraphrase Martin Luther King, “Sunday morning at 11 a.m. is still the most segregated hour in the U.S.,” he said.Heidi Kim, the church’s missioner for racial reconciliation, and the Rev. Chuck Wynder, missioner for social justice and advocacy engagement, presented “Becoming the Beloved Community,” a reconciling initiative to help “repair the breach.”Kim and Wynder, who have organized justice pilgrimages as a way to healing and transformation, called the resource creative, adaptable and different.“Previously we thought we’d just make everybody do anti-racism training and then we’d all be trained and everything would be fine, but that didn’t work,” Kim said.The Rev. Sandye Wilson said facilitating authentic relationships at the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy Communion in South Orange, New Jersey, where she is rector, requires “deep prayer, with deep respect for the traditions of all the people who are there, with an opportunity for people to learn from one another.”Wilson said, “My challenge to us is to recognize that the kind of hospitality we have to offer folks is very different from years ago when American blacks sat on one side of the aisle in churches and folks from the Caribbean sat on other. Just because we look alike doesn’t mean our experiences have been similar. And our hermeneutic of life is determined by our lived experiences.”In another workshop discussion, the Rev. Anne Mallonee, executive vice president and chief ecclesiastical officer for the Church Pension Group, said the traditional model of the full-time priest is in decline because of dwindling membership, aging congregations, and static pledge and plate income, accompanied by rising costs – trends that had prompted some UBE youth delegates to question the church’s goal of raising up leadership if congregations are unable to fairly compensate them.Strategic Outreach: ‘A seat at the table’UBE added three new chapters – Haiti, Alabama and Central Gulf Coast – to its current 35, collaborated with the Consultation and Deputies of Color to help ensure representation on church-elected bodies, and passed supportive legislation at the 79th General Convention affording members “a seat at the table,” according to Buchanan in her address at the July 26 business meeting.UBE also supported the Episcopal Church’s appointment of the Rev. Ron Byrd as missioner for the office of black ministries, she said. Byrd, who had been slated to speak at the gathering, was called away because of a family illness.UBE Youth participants planned and led a July 25 worship service at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo: Pat McCaughan/Episcopal News ServiceYouth representatives Julia Jones and Cameron Scott reported that a dozen youth from Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Michigan and Georgia attended the conference. They participated in a local service project along with their Bahamian counterparts, Jones said.They also led July 25 evening worship, a jazz mass at Holy Cross Anglican Church, “the highlight of our conference,” according to Jones. “We definitely felt the Holy Spirit moving.”And while a panel of youth representatives called for change, telling the gathering they are frustrated with their lack of voice, power and role in church leadership, Jones said, “We know we are the future and we are proud to live up to that challenge.”UBE’s continued support of the historically black St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, was acknowledged by their respective presidents, who reported increased enrollment and fundraising efforts, expanded curricula and higher retention rates.Buchanan said UBE’s priorities remain to foster the vitality of black churches and to support laity and clergy. The organization is planning to offer mentoring programs for both and has already sought to strengthen its ties with clergy in the dioceses of New Jersey, Newark, New York, Long Island and Maryland.Additionally, the organization provided financial and material aid to Hurricane Irma victims in both the United States and the British Virgin Islands. The organization is hoping to recruit clergy for three- to four-week stays in the Virgin Islands to offer much-needed rest to overwhelmed clergy, she said.The next annual meeting is planned for late July 2019 in Los Angeles.Honorees at the organization’s July 27 banquet included:Diane Porter, with the Marie Hopkins Award for outstanding contributions to the social mission of the church;Austin, Texas, City Councilwoman Ora Houston with the Dr. Verna Dozier Award for service-oriented work;Dr. John F. Robertson, a founding UBE member, with a special community award for physical and mental health initiatives and “for ensuring UBE stays a healthy community,” Buchanan said;The Rev. Donald G. Kerr, assistant curate, St. Barnabas Parish in Nassau, for facilitating the organization’s first gathering outside the United States; andPanama Bishop Julio Murray, who in August will be consecrated primate of the Church in Central America, with the 2018 Presidential Award for steadfast support of youth and UBE.He called the award “a surprise. You do what you do because God has given us talents and gifts and we need to share,” he told the gathering.“The Union has played a very important part in my life,” Murray said, adding that the organization gives voice to brothers and sisters across the diaspora and raises up youth leaders. “We need to keep connected. While we are together, we are so strong. We are called to be a union. We need each other; we need to take care of each other.“Union of Black Episcopalians, don’t stop only at change. We need to continue to work for transformation,” he said.“If you stop at change, it will go back to be what it used to and some of that is going on now. So we need to move and work together for transformation so that it will never be what it used to, but it will be part, as (Presiding Bishop) Michael (Curry) would say, part of the dream God has for all of us.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Best Tries of the Top 14 – Round 18

first_imgTuesday Mar 6, 2012 Best Tries of the Top 14 – Round 18 Here is the latest Top Ten Tries compilation from Canal+ in France, focussing on the always entertaining Top 14. This week’s video features Round 18, which took place a while back, but produced some very good tries. As you may or may not know, these are put together by the television station and get posted the following week, or round, after the tries are actually scored. Therefore this one was only shown a few days ago, despite it being from matches a while back.There’s plenty to enjoy though, including a try from a match that was featured here on RD, Stade Francais vs Toulon. That was the game where Steffon Armitage had a stormer, and Matt Giteau stepped up at the end to slot a touchline conversion, earning Toulon a 19-19 draw.The first two tries in this compilation come from intense forward battles up front, but then there’s other tries which are more free flowing, including one by Yves Donguy for Toulouse that comes from some tremendous build up play.It was also great to see Juan Martin Hernandez, an incredibly gifted player who has always been injury prone, score a well taken try for Racing Metro in their victory over Lyon.One of the tries with some of the best touches was scored by Perpignan, and then against Bayonne former France flyhalf David Skrela scored a try you possibly wouldn’t expect from him. Northampton fans keep an eye for Bruce Reihana, who put a neat kick in for winger Blair Connor, and for genuine gas, check out Frank Romanet’s try, which comes in at top spot.It’s a full ten minutes of action and has a bit of everything, so kick back and enjoy this one.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 RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ 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

House in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura

first_imgCopyAbout this officeCadas ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPetrópolisWoodHousesBrazilPublished on June 26, 2012Cite: “House in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura” 26 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave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 House in Itaipava / Cadas ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveHouse in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura Brazil CopyHouses•Petrópolis, Brazil Architects: Cadas Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Photographs:  Denílson MachadoText description provided by the architects. Located in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, the residence of 1200m2 surrounded by mountains, rivers and vegetation, serves as home for a young couple from Rio.The architectural and structural party blend modern lines with a cozy interior, typical of architecture of this region. The idea that the garden was part of the house results in a open space plan and glass facade continuing the existing balconies all around the house, bringing the exterior inside. With the large scale of the balconies, it is possible to have thermal comfort inside the house, eliminating the use of air conditioning, even in a summer days in Rio de Janeiro. With magnificent view over the garden, the front porch becomes the most important point of the house, allowing a visual integration with the other spaces: garden, swimming pool, living room, library, dining. Save this picture!© Denílson MachadoSave this picture!© Denílson MachadoSave this picture!© Denílson MachadoSave this picture!© Denílson MachadoProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: King’s Cross Western Concourse Lighting DesignArticlesKlaksvik City Center Proposal / studio wokArticles Share Save this picture!© Denílson Machado+ 14 Share “COPY” Year:  House in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/247130/house-in-itaipava-cadas-arquitetura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/247130/house-in-itaipava-cadas-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Post-Tsunami Housing / Shigeru Ban Architects

first_img 2007 “COPY” Projects Year:  Photographs:  Dominic SansoniSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. This project provides 100 houses in a Muslim fishing village, in the region of Tissamaharama, on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, following the destruction caused by the 2004 tsunami.Save this picture!© Dominic SansoniShigeru Ban’s aim was to adapt the houses to their climate, to use local labour and materials to bring profit to the region, and to respond to the villagers’ own requirements through direct consultation. For example, kitchens and bathrooms are included within each house, as requested by the villagers, but a central covered area separates them from the living accommodation, as stipulated by the government.Save this picture!© Dominic SansoniThe covered area also provides an entertainment space from which women can retreat to maintain privacy. Local rubber-tree wood was used for partitions and fittings, and compressed earth blocks for walls.Project gallerySee allShow lessNanak Emporium / MACh ArquitetosSelected ProjectsCentral Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Tarh O AmayeshUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Kirinda, Sri LankaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Social Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/368248/post-tsunami-housing-shigeru-ban-architects Clipboard CopySocial Housing, Sustainability•Kirinda, Sri Lanka ArchDaily Post-Tsunami Housing / Shigeru Ban Architects Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Dominic Sansoni+ 6 Share “COPY” Sri Lanka Post-Tsunami Housing / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsSave this projectSavePost-Tsunami Housing / Shigeru Ban Architects Area:  71 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/368248/post-tsunami-housing-shigeru-ban-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeShigeru Ban ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingSustainabilityKirindaWoodHousingtsunamiSri LankaPublished on May 03, 2013Cite: “Post-Tsunami Housing / Shigeru Ban Architects” 03 May 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?海啸后重建住房 / 坂茂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 streamlast_img read more

Lorentzinpuisto Apartments / Playa Architects

first_img Area:  6200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoText description provided by the architects. Gunillankallio area is the first part of the new Kruunuvuorenranta residential area in eastern Helsinki. The project comprises three five storey apartment buildings next to the public Lorentzinkallio park (forest). The project is part of the subsidized HITAS –apartment program organized by the city of Helsinki. Furthermore, the project is the winning proposal of an architectural competition arranged by the city of Helsinki.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoThe site is a rocky slope facing northwest. The garage is below the courtyard on basement/street level. The basic C-shape of the buildings’ floor plan is formed by following the contours of the site. This both enables the buildings to adapt to the demands of the slope and also orientates views from the apartments to the surroundings instead of the neighbouring buildings. The triangular shape of the balconies also emphasizes this aspect.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoThe apartments also benefit from the C-shaped floor plan by providing more façade, minimizing spaces without natural light and creating a triangulated series of spaces in the bigger family apartments. The buildings are characterized by the triangular cantilevered balconies and the narrow windowless northern façade, which is further accentuated by a cloud-like relief made of slightly modified off the shelf bricks. The monochromatic facades are of rough off-white handmade brick, white concrete and white painted steel.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: Smith House / Richard Meier & PartnersArchitecture ClassicsPhong House / VHL.ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Koirasaarentie 32, 00870 Helsinki, FinlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Architects: Playa Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Johanna Ojanlatva, Veikko Ojanlatva, Tuukka Vuori “COPY” CopyApartments•Helsinki, Finland Finland CopyAbout this officePlaya ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHelsinkiFinlandPublished on February 28, 2018Cite: “Lorentzinpuisto Apartments / Playa Architects” 28 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore 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 Photographscenter_img “COPY” Lead Architects: 2017 Lorentzinpuisto Apartments / Playa Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889767/lorentzinpuisto-apartments-playa-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889767/lorentzinpuisto-apartments-playa-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Tiileri Photographs:  Tuomas Uusheimo, Tuukka Vuori Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Lorentzinpuisto Apartments / Playa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLorentzinpuisto Apartments / Playa ArchitectsSave this picture!© Tuomas Uusheimo+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Sharelast_img read more

Indian women’s conference unites politics, protest & culture

first_imgLeiLani Dowell, center front row, with members of Indian delegates.Photo: AIMSSThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India — Just a month after the horrific gang rape of a young woman in Delhi, India, sparked militant marches of thousands throughout the country, a national conference of Indian women was held to build, organize and strengthen the anti-imperialist women’s movement. Some 1,200 delegates from across India attended the 3rd All-India Women’s Conference, held Jan. 29 – 31 and organized by the All India Mahila Samskarika Sanghatana.The AIMSS conference opened Jan. 29 with a massive procession of women marching through the streets of Kerala, carrying banners and signs denouncing the many atrocities committed against women on a daily basis. Their male supporters marched at the back of the procession behind the women.Dr. H. G. Jayalakshmi, national general secretary of AIMSS, greeted the “mothers and sisters” present at the opening session following the procession. She described AIMSS’s long legacy in the struggle for women’s rights in India. In 1996, for example, when a corporation wanted to hold a beauty pageant in Bangalore, India’s third most populous city, AIMSS led a successful struggle to prevent the pageant from happening, saying it was anti-humanity and a disgrace to civilization. Jayalakshmi recalled, “[Pageant organizers] said they wanted to put Bangalore on the world map. We said we will put it on the map — through our movement.”Resistance a ‘silver lining’“This is a happy occasion,” Jayalakshmi stated. “At a time when the problems of women are on the rise, here is an occasion that is calling for determined, organized battle.” Jayalakshmi described how attacks against women are perpetuated from “the womb to the tomb.” She raised the issue of feticide, the aborting of fetuses once the fetus’ sex is determined to be female. In India, for every 1,000 male children carried to term, only 914 female children are born due to this practice.Once a female child is born, Jayalakshmi stated, she faces the possibility of multiple attacks against her, from dowry crimes — in which women are killed, tortured or mutilated if their families don’t pay a dowry to her husband — to honor killings, acid attacks and rapes. When women go to report these atrocities, she said, the police ask them, “What were you wearing? Why were you out at night? What is your character?”With such attitudes toward women, Jayalakshmi stated, crimes against women will only increase. She noted that India is an imperialist country, which exploits the countries surrounding it, and that the imperialist perspective and culture contribute to these patriarchal attitudes. Of the 650 cases of rape reported in Delhi — which includes India’s capital, New Delhi — only the perpetrators of the recent, highly publicized case have been punished.Jayalakshmi asserted, “It is sad to recall the crimes against women, but there is a silver lining – thousands of men in women in Delhi are demanding justice, and not just for the young woman who was gang-raped. We are the true inheritors of all the great women fighters in history, from Joan of Arc to Marie Curie and Lucy Parsons. We have to build a better society for ourselves; we have to play a significant role in forming a new society.“We are not anti-men,” Jayalakshmi continued. “We want to work hand-in-hand with men. We need the support of men, and have great respect for men.” Men did in fact play a significant contributing role to the conference, with remarks by such esteemed and respected leaders as Justice Suresh Hosbeth, former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court; Manik Mukherjee, general secretary of the International Anti-Imperialist and People’s Solidarity Coordinating Committee; and Provash Ghosh, general secretary of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist).AIMSS President Chhaya Mukherjee echoed Jayalakshmi’s sentiments. Describing the mostly young people — both men and women — who took to the streets in Delhi, she stated, “If these forces come together to fight, we will destroy capitalism itself.”Another issue facing women in India is the construction of nuclear plants and the damage they cause to Indian communities. Meera Udayakumar, a leader of India’s anti-nuclear movement who gave the inauguration for the conference on Jan. 26, described efforts to prevent the building of a nuclear plant on the border between the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the south.Udayakumar stated that the U.S., France, Australia and south Korea are all attempting to sell nuclear reactors to developing countries. These plants are only useful for 40 years, and the cost to decommission them and ensure their safety after they have been decommissioned is higher than the cost of building the plant itself. A years-long struggle of women, children and men in this border area has effectively prevented the building of the nuclear plant. However, the Indian government continues its attempts to install the plant there.Strong cultural componentCultural performances provided a strong political component at the conference. At the closing session Provash Ghosh, the general secretary of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), underscored the importance of culture to political resistance by stating that “you cannot free women with one speech or pamphlet.”This was reflected throughout the entire event, with classical dance and music performances, dramatic plays and even a magic show that highlighted current women’s problems and the historic misinterpretations and manipulations of Indian tradition to demonize women. In the buildup to the conference, AIMSS organizers held some 65 plays throughout the country to highlight women’s issues and encourage participation in the conference.An Artists’ Camp was held in Kerala in the weeks leading up to the conference, with artists creating and displaying works that challenged women’s oppression. These works were on display throughout the conference. A visual “Women in History” exhibition presented a Marxist interpretation of the historical subjugation of women through the emergence of private property and featured descriptions of many women warriors throughout history, from Kitturu Rani Chennamma, an Indian woman who led an armed rebellion against the British in 1824, to Lucy Parsons, Hellen Keller, Rosa Luxemburg and women artists, poets and sculptors from around the world.Many conference participants and organizers told this reporter that due to a compromise at the time of India’s independence, the country had had a political revolution but not a cultural one. One of the goals of AIMSS, therefore, is to change the patriarchal nature of Indian society, which was inherited in part from the legacy of British colonialism.Government repression of conferenceWith the eyes of the world focused on the Indian women’s movement following the response to the gang rape in Delhi, the Indian government attempted to stifle the message of the conference. While unable to prevent the conference from occurring, the government took a series of actions to prevent international delegates from attending and participating.The government told conference organizers that any international delegate with a tourist visa, as opposed to a conference visa, would not be permitted to speak at the opening session on Jan. 29. This session, which set the tone for the rest of the conference, was held in a large open field and had the maximum representation of delegates. This tactic represented the Indian government’s attempt to prevent the encouraging voices of international solidarity from reaching the ears and hearts of the Indian delegates.At the same time, the Indian government manipulated the visa process to prevent international delegates from attending and hearing the voices of their Indian sisters. Upon applying for a conference visa to attend the AIMSS conference, U.S. delegate Elena was told that her references as well as the references to the conference would have to be reviewed — a process that would take from one to six months. This delay effectively denied her participation in the conference.Nonetheless, delegates from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and from Nepal spoke at the important opening session. Ri Kyong Sum from the DPRK expressed her country’s desire “to strengthen the bonds of women in Asian countries.” In a later panel, she described how women are equal in all respects in the socialist DPRK.Sita Pokhnel, of the All-Nepal Women’s Organisation Revolutionary in Nepal, described how women made up 40 percent of the People’s Liberation Army, which overthrew a 200-year-old monarchy in her country. These actions, Pokhnel said, showed “how the hand that is supposed to rock the cradle can rock the whole world.” Since that revolution, women now hold 33 percent of the seats in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly. Pokhnel said they are now fighting to increase that number to 50 percent.Delegates from the Socialist Women’s Front of Bangladesh and Workers World Party in the U.S. — both of whom had tourist visas and were therefore prevented from speaking at the opening session — were able to speak at a Jan. 30 delegate session entitled “Women Against Imperialist Onslaught,” as well as a question-and-answer session for Indian delegates to interact with delegates from abroad. The majority of questions were directed to the DPRK delegates, with women from India excited to interact with women from a socialist country and curious to know how women’s rights were achieved there.Dowell, the U.S. delegate, represented Workers World Party at the AIMSS conference. Her talk, along with Elena’s, can be read in their entirety on workers.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: The Madness

first_imgFacebook Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Facebook Twitter ReddIt Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ (Graphic by Paris Jones) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: The Closer Bernice Ogbondah print<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>This week Caleb and Cole cover everything Merch Madness including the best upsets, their favorite NBA prospects in the tournament and their preference between the NCAA Tournament and the NBA Playoffs. Listen in! ReddIt Second annual Fortress Fest comes to the Fort this weekend Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Clutch Factor Previous articleMen’s tennis picks up road win over No. 9 Texas A&M, 4-3Next articleOpinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Bernice Ogbondah RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: Fortress Fest was a success Linkedin + posts Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Bernice Ogbondah is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. When she’s not reporting you can find her curating playlists or furiously retweeting foreign affairs, political pundits and anything social justice.last_img read more

Women’s basketball headed back to WNIT

first_imgBenton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Linkedin printThe last time a Big 12 women’s team with 10 conference wins missed the NCAA Tournament, head coach Raegan Pebley was still playing professional basketball. The Horned Frogs found out they were headed back to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) for the fifth time in six years Monday, despite going 20-10 and 10-8 in the Big 12. I love our team. I love who we have become and who we will continue to be. I respect these women, their body of work, their grit, their toughness. We know who we are and will continue to represent TCU and the Horned Frog Family.— Raegan Pebley (@RaeganPebleyTCU) March 18, 2019 TCU is one of two Big 12 teams in the tournament, joining West Virginia who also won 10 conference games. The team’s first-round loss to Texas in the Big 12 tournament likely ended their chances of making their first NCAA Tournament since 2009-10. They missed out on the field of 68 despite ranking No. 57 in the NCAA’s RPI rankings. They return to the WNIT a year after making it to the semifinals of the tournament, the deepest run in program history. The Horned Frogs will kick off their postseason against Prairie View A&M Thursday. The tip-off time is still to be determined. Linkedin + posts Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Facebook Benton McDonald Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williamscenter_img Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ The team missed the NCAA tournament for the 10th straight season. Photo by Heesoo Yang Previous articleRunning to save rhinosNext articleAssistant coach fired amid connection to fed​eral investigation Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Bashar el-Assad visit to Paris

first_img Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News RSF_en March 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria Organisation President Nicolas SarkozyElysée Palace55 rue Faubourg Saint Honoré75008 ParisParis, 7 December 2010Dear President Sarkozy,In advance of your lunch with Syrian President Bashar el-Assad on 9 December, Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organization, would like to draw your attention to the deterioration in freedom of expression in Syria.President Assad has often talked of political openings since taking office in 2000 but political and legislative reforms are at a standstill. A state of emergency suspending the Syrian constitution’s provisions as regards civil liberties has been in effect since 1963. The number of news media has increased but media diversity has not. The Baath Party maintains a tight grip on news and information. Syria’s return to the international stage has not changed that.There is complete lack of transparency about social and political developments in Syria. It is extremely difficult for international human rights NGOs to gather information. The population lives in constant fear of the security services, especially the Mukhabarat (the intelligence services), which have transformed Syria into a vast prison.The repression was stepped up significantly in the second half of 2009. Encouraged by the intelligence services, the information ministry began interrogating and arresting human rights activists, lawyers and journalists. Many were questioned about articles that were said to constitute ‘”an attack on the nation” or “threat to state security.” Few dared to talk about this, even anonymously. The Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression was closed on 13 September 2009 and its office was placed under seal. Headed by Mazen Darwish, it was the country’s only NGO that specialised in monitoring the media and the Internet.Arrested on 17 December 2007 for signing the Damascus Declaration, writer and journalist Ali Abdallah should have been released on 16 June of this year on completing a 30-month jail sentence. But the authorities kept him in detention because of an article by him – posted online on 23 August 2009, while he was in prison – that criticized Iran’s “wilayat al-faqih” doctrine, which gives the country’s clerics absolute power over political affairs. He was initially charged with “publishing false information with the aim of harming the state” (under article 286 of the criminal code) and “intending to harm Syria’s relations with another state” (under article 276 of the criminal code). But a Damascus military court brought new charges against him that were confirmed by the country’s highest appeal court on 1 December, and he is now facing a new jail sentence. The case is particularly worrying as it shows that it is dangerous for journalists to criticise not only the government but also its allies.Meanwhile, Tal Al-Mallouhi, a young student and blogger, has been held for nearly a year. Arrested by the intelligence services at the end of December 2009, she was finally taken before the High State Security Court, a special tribunal whose verdicts cannot be appealed, on 10 November. Reportedly accused of spying on behalf of the United States, she is being held in solitary confinement in Duma prison, near Damascus.We would also like to draw your attention to an Internet communications bill that was drafted at the behest of Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri and was approved by the cabinet at the end of October. It would allow the authorities to try online journalists before criminal courts and would allow the police or any other “judicial auxiliary” to enter editorial offices to arrest journalists suspected of contravening the law and to seize their computers. Despite the widespread censorship, news websites had emerged in recent years but this bill is clearly designed to impose additional restrictions on the flow of online information.Syria is ranked 173rd out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is on our list of “Enemies of the Internet” because it has blocked hundreds of websites and because it hounds netizens. President Assad is regarded as one of the world’s 40 “Predators of press freedom.”Because of your central role in the resumption of dialogue with the Syrian government as part of the promotion of the Union for the Mediterranean, you can be a particularly effective spokesman for the defence of the fundamental rights of Syrians. Reporters Without Borders would therefore like to ask you to intercede with your Syrian counterpart and request the release of these journalists and netizens and the withdrawal of legal provisions designed to criminalize online free expression. Economic relations with Syria should not be developed to the detriment of civil liberties including media freedom and free speech.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to these requests.Sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General December 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bashar el-Assad visit to Paris Help by sharing this information SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News February 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has written to French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the deterioration in freedom of expression in Syria because he is due to meet with Syrian President Bashar el-Assad when Assad makes an official visit to France tomorrow. Newslast_img read more