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  • Sharks vs Reds Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4

    first_imgSunday Mar 18, 2012 Sharks vs Reds Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4 Highlights of the Sharks’ 27-22 victory over the Reds in DurbanADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyThe 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

  • See-through Building / HBA-rchitects

    first_img Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898706/see-through-building-hba-rchitects Clipboard Kum Photographs:  Junyeol Lee Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: See-through Building / HBA-rchitectsSave this projectSaveSee-through Building / HBA-rchitects Structural Engineer: ArchDaily Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project South Korea See-through Building / HBA-rchitects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898706/see-through-building-hba-rchitects Clipboard Projects 2017 Hyobin Jung Manufacturers: DuraVent, TERRACO Apartments Architects: HBA-rchitects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Junyeol Lee+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyApartments•Seongdong-gu, South Korea “COPY” Construction:Sangjin LeeClient:Sangjin LeeCity:Seongdong-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Junyeol LeeRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore1. BackgroundSeongsu-dong has been migrated by many people due to various developments, and new construction activities based on business feasibility have been actively pursued. The city, which was a part of the existing semi-industrial area, has a complex image mixed by old and new as new architectures of various colors come in. The owner requested the maximum rental income at the same time as his residence.Save this picture!© Junyeol LeeThe building is an individual property but at the same time plays a public role in creating the urban environment. It is also the architect’s issue to find alternatives that can satisfy both of these attributes. We needed a device to properly connect these two attributes and suggested skins to cover the building. The skin we propose is neither fully open nor fully closed. Opaque skins filter the urban space and private space obscurely and serve as mediators to create non-conflicting relationships.Save this picture!© Junyeol LeeSave this picture!Section 4Save this picture!© Junyeol Lee2. See-through BuildingThis building, which means ‘see-through,’ covers a translucent skin of 4,806 cue blocks on the structure of a jagged building. The cube block, which is opened in the middle, acts as a bridge between building and city, and at the same time it plays a role. See-through skin transmits natural light during the day and produces various light effects inside the building. At night, it shatters the light from the inside building and plays the role of the city’s soft lighting. Between personal value and desire and the city ‘s landscape role, the see-through skin becomes a architectural device that connects the individual space and the urban space metaphorically. Landscape spaces behind the skins are a device that alleviates the overall building image that can be eroded.Save this picture!© Junyeol LeeProject gallerySee allShow lessUnder Armour Connected Fitness / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSelected ProjectsCorporate Campus Parking Facility / substanceSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHBA-rchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSeongDong-guSeongdong-guSouth KoreaPublished on August 21, 2018Cite: “See-through Building / HBA-rchitects” 21 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 streamlast_img read more

  • Tacna House / PAR Arquitectos

    first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, Cutek, Arauco, Google, Haustek, Wet Proof ArchDaily 2018 Chile “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915751/tacna-house-par-arquitectos Clipboard Area:  135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: PAR Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Tacna House / PAR Arquitectos Projects Save this picture!© Diego Elgueta+ 42Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Maitencillo, Chile “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915751/tacna-house-par-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Diego Elgueta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Cristian Merino, Diego Ortiz, Francisco CortesEngineering:Alberto RamirezCity:MaitencilloCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego ElguetaRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. Based on the existing context, it is defined as a primary need to locate the main programmatic enclosures at the maximum permitted height according to regulations, in order to grant them the greatest possible unobstructed view.Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaAccording to this and in response to a sloping terrain that descends towards the view; the principle of the swing appears as a project image; interpreted as a structural skeleton that allows to read a hanging suspended volume, which levitates on the ground alluding to the exposure condition of the corner site.Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaIn this way the structure is considered as a scaffolding system, defined in laminated wood of section 10x40cm, detached from the volumetric body, composed by the assembled crossing of four beams of 10,5mts long and four double pillars of 6.0mts of height, placed punctually on a stone perimeter containment as a shoe that protects and establishes the lower level of the house.Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaAs a complement, vertical circulation is worked as a hierarchical element, as a central skylight, which orders, distributes and grants spatiality to the programmatic resolution of the house.Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaSave this picture!© Diego ElguetaIn relation to materialities, the use of wood as a unique material was privileged, both for economy and for its durability over time in saline environments.Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaThe structure of laminated pine is treated with 10% white waterproofing varnish of Cutek, for the exterior cladding 1″x4″ gross cover board treated with black waterproofing varnish and Wetproff smoke was used; as for the floorings, for the interior floor board was used 1”x5″ vitrified colorless and for outdoor deck table edged 1 1/2″x5″ impregnated.Save this picture!© Diego ElguetaProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Partners Design a House of Wisdom for Judah’s Scroll in SharjahArchitecture NewsSHoP Architects’ 111 West 57th Street Celebrates Topping Out near Central ParkArchitecture News Share Photographs Alvaro Cortés, Tomas Pardo Lead Architects: Tacna House / PAR ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTacna House / PAR Arquitectos Year:  CopyAbout this officePAR ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaitencilloChilePublished on April 24, 2019Cite: “Tacna House / PAR Arquitectos” [Casa Tacna / PAR Arquitectos] 24 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Tacna小屋,“脚手架”支撑的观景住宅 / PAR Arquitectos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

  • CharityDays founders launch online shopping mall for charities

    first_img Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News Tagged with: Digital CharityDays founders launch online shopping mall for charities Nick Aldrich and Phil Price, the founders of CharityDays, the ISP that raises funds for charities, are launching 4Rcharity.co.uk, an online shopping mall that helps charities raise funds online.4Rcharity.co.uk provides charities with their own free, personalised online shopping mall business. The shopping malls are powered by Affinity Shopper, software developed by CharityDays’ founders.Each charity shopping mall links to over 700 high street and well known retailers. The charity links to and promotes its shopping mall to its supporters, and the charity receives a commission from every purchase made at no extra cost to the shopper. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Nick Aldrich and Phil Price say that their shopping mall is different from other services because it is provided free of charge and includes “a complete management control centre offering a range of marketing and PR tools to promote the mall”, together with the facility to alter the look and feel of the mall, and “a comprehensive communication system”.In addition, 4Rcharity.co.uk offers “Fruutz”, an integrated customer loyalty scheme that rewards shoppers with cash back for every purchase they make. 4Rcharity.co.uk say that a recent poll they conducted found that “84% of people would buy goods online if it helped raise money for a cause they cared about.”“Three out of four people shop online, however our study found that only a tiny percentage of charities use online technology to its full capacity to raise funds for their needs and charitable works,” explained Nick Aldrich, Commercial Director for Affinity Shopper. “New media channels unquestionably represent the future for cause marketing and collecting. They provide a vital link to today’s society who are actively choosing to shop online, for reasons from cost to practicality, yet still wish to support their favoured charity, and this is where the true value of 4Rcharity.co.uk comes in.”To celebrate the launch of 4Rcharity.co.uk, the company is offering a free pro version of Affinity Shopper worth £49.99 to all UK Fundraising readers using the promotional code 0905 when registering.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

  • Burundi Reporter Wins Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism

    first_img to go further October 21, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica Events The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Kaneza, 34, is the public face of SOS Media Burundi, a collective of mostly anonymous journalists that emerged after the closure of radio stations during the May 2015 coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza. Using smartphones and mobile applications, Kaneza and his colleagues work under difficult circumstances as the only source of news for their countrymen and those outside Burundi. “Not only does Eloge Kaneza embody the journalistic values the Peter Mackler Award seeks to honor, he and his colleagues have also found creative ways to push back on repression using online technologies,” said PMA Project Director Camille Mackler. “He is a role model.” Here’s what other journalists are saying about Eloge Willy Kaneza: “The authorities and uncontrolled armed groups have become the number one menace for journalists in the country. In such a context, continuing to do your work as a journalist with such integrity and courage is absolutely remarkable. Eloge deserves this award that is not only a testimony to his work, but a strong message of hope sent to the whole Burundian journalistic community.” – Clea Kahn-Sriber, RSF Africa Desk. “Not only is Eloge not afraid, but he is also an excellent reporter who strives to get both sides of the story; his survival in this very troubled country could be due to his fairness.” – Nengussie Mengesa Director, African Division, Voice of America. Esdras Ndikumana, correspondent for Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale, who was forced into exile after being attacked by intelligence agents, said recently that without SOS Media Burundi, he wouldn’t be able to provide his readers and listeners with any information from the country. Eloge studied audiovisual communications in Bujumbura’s Université Lumière. He also attended a Reporters Without Borders workshop on cyber security in Bujumbura, along with other SOS Media Burundi reporters, to learn how to protect communications online.He speaks English, French and Swahili. Since 2008, the Peter Mackler Award has recognized those journalists who fight courageously and ethically to report the news in countries where press freedom is challenged. It honors the memory of the veteran AFP journalist who was dedicated to mentoring young journalists.The Award ceremony will take place on October 13, 2016 at 6PM at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, 529 14th St. N.W, 13th Fl.; Washington, DC 20045. The ceremony will be followed by a networking hour.Burundi is ranked 156 out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders 2016 World Press Freedom Index, falling 11 places since the 2015 index. Journalist Eloge Willy Kaneza of Burundi has been named the winner of the 2016 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. The award is presented by the Global Media Forum in collaboration with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Agence France-Presse (AFP). The award will be presented in a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington on October 13. RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Burundi June 5, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica Events Reports Credit : SOS Médias Burundi/Le Monde/Eloge Willy Kaneza Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention August 22, 2016 – Updated on August 23, 2016 Burundi Reporter Wins Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism News Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Newslast_img read more

  • Parliament approves controversial bill again without changes

    first_img News to go further The application of this article would also jeopardize investigative journalism, which is already limited in Kosovo, and would considerably reinforce the monopoly of the pro-government media and government propaganda. (Photo : http://www.demotix.com) “These provisions are unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They are clearly aimed at silencing the kind of journalism and investigative reporting that makes the government uncomfortable.” Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina June 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliament approves controversial bill again without changes Article 38 says journalists would be held “criminally responsible” in cases in which they refused to reveal their sources in order to prevent “an attack that consists of an unavoidable threat against the life or personal integrity” or to prevent “a criminal act punishable by a prison sentence of at least three years.” Receive email alerts Articles 37 and 38 of the new criminal code are the source of the controversy. Under article 37, a journalist can be the target of a criminal prosecution for an offence “carried out throughout media.” It says “the author of the information bears penal responsibility if a criminal offence has been carried out throughout the publication of the information in a newspaper or in other forms of regular print publication, or on radio, television, on the Internet or via other media.” News “We urge President Atifete Jahjaga to refuse to promulgate the new criminal code and to return it to the national assembly for changes that bring it into line with international standards. The president needs to make clear that she does not want any part in this kind of behaviour, which threatens journalists.” We also call for the intervention of European experts to help rewrite the controversial articles and we hope the European Union will undertake to ensure that media freedom is respected and to protect journalists in Kosovo.” Journalists should not go to prison because of what they report or because they refuse to reveal their sources. The right to practice journalism and protect sources of information must continue to be fundamental principles. Flouting them would be a major step backwards. This new criminal code puts media freedom in great danger and represents a serious attack on democracy.” Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage KosovoEurope – Central Asia Until now, defamation has been the subject of civil actions only, not of criminal prosecutions. Under the new provisions, journalists who do investigative reporting on corruption abuse of authority or leading politicians would be exposed to the threat of jail terms. Aside from the actual penalty, this article considerably reduces the journalist’s room for manoeuvre, encouraging self-censorship or even censorship and much more editorial control by media owners. This is a difficult time for the Kosovar press and if the new criminal code is not withdrawn, it will lead to more harassment of the media, which the international community would presumably not welcome. Kosovo is ranked 87th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img August 18, 2017 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on Kosovo The lack of precise definition of what is meant by “offence” leaves considerable room for interpretation and could result in many abuses by the authorities, especially as regards defamation. June 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters, editors, photographers and cameramen from various local media gathered outside the national assembly yesterday to protest against the new provisions, which would probably have the effect of gagging the media and reviving self-censorship. A demonstration of this kind by media personnel has not been seen since the late 1990s. Organisation KosovoEurope – Central Asia Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia News June 14, 2018 Find out more Six weeks after President Atifete Jahjaga refused to promulgate a revision of the criminal code because of two provisions that would endanger media freedom, parliament approved the same revised version without any changes in a vote on 22 June.Deputy Prime Minister Hajrudin Kuci reacted to the vote by confirming his intention to resign in protest. Prime Minister Hashim Thaci announced that his cabinet would submit an “urgent” bill eliminating the two controversial articlesThe two articles, 37 and 38, would give the courts the power to force journalists to reveal their sources and would make defamation punishable by up to three years in prison.——————————————————————————————–08.05.2012 – Kosovo president sends new criminal code back to parliament Reporters Without Borders hails the refusal yesterday by President Atifete Jahjaga to promulgate Kosovo’as new penal code until the National Assembly has revised articles that threaten freedom of the press (see below).“We hail this decision by the president, who has shown herself to be attentive to the concerns of local journalists and the international community,” the press freedom organization said.“The dangerous implications of the law in its present form have at last beenacknowledged at the highest level.“However, we remain extremely vigilant and shall be following the parliamentarydebates very closely. It is vital that journalists enjoy legal protection and are not subject to criminal penalties for doing doing their job. The president must pursue all means within the terms of her mandate to shield news organizations from legal pressures, which do nothing but strengthen self-censorship.”Approved by parliament last month, the new ciminal code provides for prison sentences for journalists found guilty of breaches of the code for what they report in the media or refusing to reveal their sources.The president’s office said in a statement the articles concerned were not compatible with the constitution or European standards of human rights.Local journalists held massive demonstrations in protest against the law outside the National Assembly on 23 April and, on World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, they boycotted all news about parliament and government institutions.—————————–24.04.2012 – New criminal code poses threat to fundamental journalistic principlesReporters Without Borders firmly condemns the new criminal code that Kosovo’s national assembly adopted on 20 April 2012, as it contains articles that criminalize defamation and force journalists to reveal their sources on pain of criminal proceedings.last_img read more

  • CBS7 and Midland Health to air documentary on substance abuse

    first_img CBS7 and Midland Health to air documentary on substance abuse Pinterest PeopleHealthLocal News Twitter Facebook CBS7 will air an hour-long First Alert News Special on substance abuse which will feature a 30-minute documentary titled: Dancing with a Gorilla which air from 6-7 p.m. May 3.The special will help kick off Mental Awareness month.The documentary was produced by Healthy Minds, which is part of the Midland Behavioral Health Initiative of Midland Health, according to a press release from CBS7.Dancing with a Gorilla is the unlikely story of Pat Brown, a person who found his way to drugs and alcohol. He is the son of the late Jack Brown, a prominent businessman. The documentary explores the complex theme of substance abuse, told from a local perspective.The hour-long special will be hosted by CBS7 veterans Jay Hendricks and Shelby Landgraf and will include a live roundtable discussion after the special. Twitter By Odessa American – April 27, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleCHAPMAN: Matthew McConaughey for Governor?Next articleStudy underway at Starlight Therapeutic Riding Center Odessa Americanlast_img read more

  • Investigations continue after latest beaked whale discovery in Donegal

    first_img WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Investigations continue after latest beaked whale discovery in Donegal There’s been another report this afternoon of a beaked whale being washed up in Co Donegal.The whale has been sighted stranded at the Castles in Isle of Doagh.It follows up to 8 reports of the species being washed up across the country over the past week, including one discovered just this morning at Pollan Beach in Inishowen.Dr Simon Berrow is Chief Science Officer with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/berrow5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – August 9, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleDonegal County Councillor voices opposition to VAT increaseNext articleBoyle ready to turn up the heat for Triton bid News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

  • Jussie Smollett returned to “Empire” set after facing felony charges, maintained innocence to castmates

    first_imgABC News(CHICAGO) — Jussie Smollett returned to the Empire set Thursday immediately after facing felony charges for allegedly staging an attack that drew national notoriety — and insisted to his castmates that he didn’t make up the story, sources told ABC News. The plea to his fellow actors came after a whirlwind day that included Smollett surrendering to authorities for allegedly filing a false report, a mug shot and a wild media scrum that followed him from the courthouse to his vehicle. Smollett was taken to the Empire set, where he gave a short speech in which he maintained his innocence to his castmates, sources said. The actor also filmed scenes for the show, according to the sources. After he was charged with felony disorderly conduct, a Chicago judge set Smollett’s bond at $100,000 and ordered him to surrender his passport. The ruling followed a news conference during which the police department’s superintendent blasted the actor and accused him of staging an elaborate hoax that amounted to a “publicity stunt … to promote his career.” The weeks-long investigation into the alleged hate crime attack — an account that sizzled with a spectrum of hot button issues ranging from race, sexuality and politics to crime and celebrity — riveted and distressed a deeply-divided nation. Standing before Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke, Jr., Smollett appeared to remain steadfast in his refutation of the felony charge against him. As he did with his fellow actors after the hearing, Smollett has repeatedly insisted that the attack was real and that he was merely a victim, not a perpetrator. If convicted of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report, the actor faces up to three years in prison. When first assistant state attorney Risa Lanier told Lyke that the actor had picked up two brothers who authorities say carried out the staged attack on him at his direction and showed them the location of where he wanted to be attacked, Smollett shook his head in disagreement. When Lyke told Smollett that the allegations, if true, are “utterly outrageous,” the actor nodded his head in agreement — doing so again when Lyke said the noose detail would be the most despicable part of the alleged scheme. The judge also ordered pre-trial monitoring of the actor, and ordered him to stay away from the two brothers he allegedly conspired with to stage the hoax attack, according to police. Smollett’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 14. The courtroom appearance followed on the heels of a morning press conference at which a visibly angry Eddie Johnson, Chicago’s police superintendent, castigated the actor for betraying his race and his city with such an incendiary false claim. “Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” a visibly angry Johnson said. “I am left hanging my head asking ‘why?’. Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? … How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in the city in the face with these false claims?” Johnson charged that Smollett orchestrated it because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.” Smollett’s salary on the show is in the range of $100,000 per episode, according to a source familiar with his contract. In addition to staging the attack, officials said, Smollett also sent himself a hate-filled letter to the Fox studio where the hit show is filmed. Smollett turned himself in at 5:15 a.m. local time and made a statement to police before being taken into custody. His lawyers, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, were not present at the time but they released a statement the night before. “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense,” the statement read. On Thursday evening, the attorneys released a statement criticizing law enforcement’s handling of the case. “Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system. The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election,” the statement read. “Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Dead newborn with umbilical cord attached found lying on ground in vacant lot

    first_imgWABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A newborn with the umbilical cord still attached has been found dead, lying on the ground in a vacant lot, police said.The discovery was made Tuesday night in Port Jervis, New York, which is about 90 miles from New York City and near where Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York intersect. At about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a dead infant in a vacant lot, according to the Port Jervis Police Department. The baby “appeared to have been born recently” and had its umbilical cord attached, said police.Authorities identified and interviewed the baby’s mother but her name has not been released because the investigation is ongoing, police said Wednesday.An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday and “detectives are awaiting results of toxicology and further testing,” said police.Police ask anyone with information to call the Port Jervis Police Department at 845-856-5101.The police department added that it asks “the public to keep the young infant in their thoughts and prayers.”Every state has Safe Surrender or Safe Haven laws, though they differ by state, including how much time after birth a parent or guardian has to surrender the child. In 32 states, parents or guardians have 30 days to relinquish the child, Damien Johnson, director of communications of the National Safe Haven Alliance, told ABC News last month.Laws also differ on which locations are considered safe havens. In every state, a hospital is a safe location. Some states also allow a child to be taken to a fire station or police station, said Johnson.The first Safe Haven law was enacted in Texas in 1999, and since then all states as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have passed Safe Haven legislation, saving over 4,000 babies, according to the National Safe Haven Alliance. There is no federal legislation, Johnson said.You can reach the toll-free crisis hotline at 1-888-510-BABY or get information on your state by clicking the map here at nationalsafehavenalliance.org.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more