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ArchDaily House S / Yuan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse S / Yuan ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Yuan Architects+ 44 Share 2016 Architects: Yuan Architects Area Area of this architecture project House S / Yuan Architects Year: Area: 416 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Taiwan (ROC) “COPY” “COPY” Photographs: Te-Fan Wang, Wenyuan Peng, Stephen Liao Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886164/house-s-yuan-architects Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886164/house-s-yuan-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Daikin, Taiwan Glass, 冠军瓷砖Save this picture!Courtesy of Yuan ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. Facing a beautiful scenery of green hills, the building features staggered terraces that extend the indoor living space to the mountain landscape, offering a connection with nature that brings a sense of fulfillment to daily life. Save this picture!Courtesy of Yuan ArchitectsBuilt on a hillside, House S intentionally elevates the living space to provide privacy while offering a comfortable outdoor activity space for families. An undulating wall running through the building defines the exterior and interior, separating the public space from the private.Save this picture!Courtesy of Yuan ArchitectsSave this picture!Exploded AxonometricSave this picture!Courtesy of Yuan ArchitectsWithin the building, the wall encircles the master bedroom and children’s room, forming the two main spaces, private and secure. Between the public and private spaces on each floor, three staggered terraces provide three different lifestyles and settings, enabling the owner and their children to retain their private spaces but also enjoy enriching interactions. Save this picture!Courtesy of Yuan ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessHASE-BLDG.１ / Coelacanth and AssociatesSelected ProjectsCall for Papers & Short Film: Urbanism at BordersCall for Submissions Share CopyHouses•Hsinchu, Taiwan (ROC) Projects CopyAbout this officeYuan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTaiwanHsinchuYuan ArchitectsTaiwan (ROC)Published on December 28, 2017Cite: “House S / Yuan Architects” 27 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
RSF_en Organisation to go further March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cuba News CubaAmericas News October 15, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News Domain name : .cu Population : 11 451 652 Internet-users : ~ 1 604 000Average charge for one hour’s connection at a cybercafé : 1,63 US$ for the national network – 5,4 to 6,8 US$ for the international. Average monthly salary : around 20,48 US$ Number of imprisoned netizens : 0Despite a few improvements, Internet access actually remains beyond the reach of most of the population because of its high cost and low connection speeds. The regime, which maintains two parallel network, is now taking aim at a small blogger community that is becoming increasingly active.Modest improvementsIn January 2010, the government announced that Cuba had increased its Internet connection capacity by 10% in the previous month, thanks to an improved satellite link. Although it claims that there will be a qualitative improvement in the island’s telecommunications services, it has no intention of expanding them. The government’s strategy is to “promote collective access,” but in reality, access is still reserved for a privileged few.Raul Castro raised hopes for broader access in 2008, when he announced that he would lift the ban prohibiting Cubans from owning a personal computer and from visiting tourist hotels in order to access the Internet. However, these new rules did not translate into a more widespread Internet access. The government’s priority is still total control of information. Boris Moreno, the Vice Minister of Information Technology and Communications, stated in 2008 that “the use of the Internet (must serve) to defend the Revolution and the principles in which (Cuba) has believed for years.”The Cuban Intranet and its abusesTwo parallel networks co-exist on the island: the international network and a tightly controlled Cuban Intranet consisting solely of an encyclopedia, a few email addresses ending in “.cu” and some government news websites such as Granma. Outside of the hotels, only a few privileged people have special clearance to connect to the international network. The latter is also subject to censorship, which primarily targets dissident publications on foreign websites.The regime lacks the means to set up a Chinese-style automatic filtering system. But they are counting on several factors to limit Internet access: the exorbitant connection cost – about USD 1.50 dollars per hour from point-of-access to the state-controlled Intranet, and USD 7 per hour in a hotel to access the international network, even though the average monthly salary is USD 20 – and infrastructural problems, notably slow connections. Such obstacles restrict the number of Internet users capable of surfing, as well as the time spent online. Most Internet users are content to read their emails and answer them – they don’t have time to browse and “linger” online.A genuine black market has emerged willing to buy or “rent” passwords and codes of the few individuals and companies that have clearance from the incumbent party to access the Internet. Navigating the Net costs USD 50 per month and receiving/sending one email message USD 1. Illegal users take the precaution of connecting only at night.USB flash drives: the local “samizdat”Of the 150+ existing Cuban blogs, some twenty focus on news and commentary about local life. Even the Catholic Church has joined the Web by creating a blog. The majority of bloggers are apolitical and sign their postings using their real name. They avoid discussing the government and dissident movements on the island or abroad. Instead, they focus on Cuban people’s daily concerns, thereby filling a void in the regime-muffled state media, which limit themselves to singing the praises of the “Consulante.” Bloggers avoid foreign embassies and their Internet access points so as not to be accused of being foreign agents. All of these reasons partially explain why the regime initially left them alone.These bloggers do not have direct access to their websites, which are not hosted on the island. They have to publish their writings and posts via friends in foreign countries. They do that by following a well-tested procedure: they prepare their content in advance, copy it onto a USB flash drive, and send it via email from a hotel. The USB flash drives, which are being passed from one blogger to another, have become the new vectors of freedom of expression in Cuba – the local “samizdat.”Regime reprisalsIn the last few months, the authorities have begun to unfavorably view this dissemination of news that has been outside of their control and to be offended by the increasing popularity of some of these bloggers, such as Yoani Sanchez and her blog, Generacion Y. Voted by Time magazine in 2008 as one of the year’s 100 most influential people, she has been hounded by a genuine defamation campaign on the island. Accused of being a mercenary serving a foreign power, her name has been dragged through the mud by the state media. On November 6 of last year, state security policemen assaulted Yoani Sanchez and blogger Orlando Luis Pardo on the eve of a demonstration. A third blogger, Luis Felipe Rojas, was arrested twice in December 2009 and is being kept under house arrest. A student named Darío Alejandro Paulino Escobar was expelled from the University of Havana in January 2010 for having created a “polemic” group on the social network Facebook. The group in question contained the minutes of a meeting held by the Union of Young Communists (UYC) (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=93444203329).The authorities are now determined to occupy an area that they had previously overlooked: an official association of Cuban bloggers has been created. And possible links between the Cuban government and hackers who are attacking Cuban websites and blogs hosted abroad are under heavy scrutiny.The judicial arsenal against online criticism remains particularly repressive. Cuban Internet users face up to 20 years in prison if they post what is deemed to be a “counter-revolutionary” article on a foreign-hosted Internet website, and 5 years if they connect illegally to the international network.The Cuban regime has been blaming the American embargo for depriving the country of a good Web connection by preventing it from accessing international networks. This problem should be partially resolved in 2011, when the underwater optical fiber cable linking Cuba to Venezuela should come into service, thereby increasing the island’s capacity to connect to the rest of the globe. The Cuban government will then need to come up with new excuses to continue justifying censorship, unless it should decide – for economic development reasons – to rethink its Internet strategy. Apparently Yoani Sanchez’s predictions that “the real island is starting to convert into a virtual island” will take a little longer than expected to be realized.Links: http://www.cubanet.org: website of an independent journalist in Cuba (English and Spanish) http://www.desdecuba.com/generaciony (Generacion Y): blog by Yoani Sanchez in Havana which has helped publicise the controversy around the video made at UCI (Spanish) http://www.prensa-latina.cu/http://www.granma.cu: website of the official daily Granma (French, English, Spanish) Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information October 12, 2018 Find out more News CubaAmericas
News ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information The Xiaogan prosecutor’s office told police on 10 February there was not enough evidence to charge Du Daobin with “inciting subversion”. The case was sent back to the Bureau of Public Security (police). Cyber-dissident Liu Di, arrested in November 2002 and whom Du had supported, was freed last November after a prosecutor had come to the same conclusion.________________________________________________________06.02.2004Reporters Without Borders supports Chinese intellectuals’ petition for release of Du DaobinReporters Without Borders supports the petition launched to press for the release of Chinese cyberdissident Du Daobin by the Chinese intellectual Liu Xiaobo and denounced the illegitimate use of Article 105 of the Chinese criminal code.Du, 40, was arrested more than three months ago in Yingcheng, Hubei province while he was on his way home from work. He is accused of posting articles about human rights on the Internet and of criticising draft reform of Article 23 of Hong Kong’s constitution that threatened freedom of expression.He is expected to shortly be charged with “incitement to subversion of state power”. The Xiaogan prosecutor’s office told police on 10 February there was not enough evidence to charge Du Daobin with “inciting subversion”. The case was sent back to the Bureau of Public Security (police). Sign the petition to press for release of Du Daobin March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific February 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Du Daobin’s case sent back to police for lack of evidence Receive email alerts News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News June 2, 2021 Find out more “We believe that it is completely abusive to charge people with subversion who have done no more than share their opinions with others on the Internet,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.The petition launched by Liu Xiaobo has already been signed by 102 Chinese academics and intellectuals.Du has been imprisoned for more than three months at Xiao-Gan prison. He had to find himself a new lawyer because the authorities took his previous lawyer off the case. No member of Du’s family has yet been allowed to visit him, according to the latest information.Du was arrested on 28 October 2003 when he was returning home. Police seized computer equipment, hand-written letters, an address book and foreign books. They “strongly advised” his wife, Xia Chun-rong, and his 12-year-old son not to have any contact with foreign journalists. The police also told his wife that Du had “gone too far”.Du posted a number of pacifist articles on the Internet advocating democracy and greater freedom of expression in China. He campaigned for the release of Liu Di, a young student imprisoned for posting messages calling for democracy in China on on-line forums. Liu was released on 28 November 2003 after more than a year of detention without trial.Sign the petition RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News April 27, 2021 Find out more
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Email No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSfeatured Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment WhatsApp Facebook NewsBreaking newsFarmers highlight beef price issue in protestsBy Staff Reporter – October 29, 2014 919 First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter LIMERICK farmers are set to continuing their protest outside Rathekeale’s meat factory where up to 170 farmers turned up recently to highlight their issue with beef pricing in supplying the UK meat market.The farmers say that they are being paid up to €1 per kilo less than their UK counterparts and although they are almost the same as the European standard, “it is the UK price we are going by as up to 75 per cent of our meat goes into the UK market”, noted one farmer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We can’t stick it, that is over €350 a head of a difference”.The group say that they were in the same scenario 15 years ago with regard to beef prices and “trust between the meat industry and agriculture is on thin ice for a long number of years”.The protests have been condemned by Meat Industry Ireland who describe them as “misguided and counterproductive”.It’s one of 29 IFA led 24-hour protests taking place around the country. Previous articleGentleman judge says Limerick has lost its violent imageNext articleTricks and Treats Beauty Night for Childline Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, News, Servicing House Bill Could Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA Share Save Home / Daily Dose / House Bill Could Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Exploring the Effects of Bankruptcy on Borrowers Next: The Week Ahead: A Focus on Millennial Housing Trends Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Debt Collection Default Servicing Default Servicing Law Firms Fair Debt Collection Practices Act House Financial Services Committee HR 5082 Law Firms Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Debt Collection Default Servicing Default Servicing Law Firms Fair Debt Collection Practices Act House Financial Services Committee HR 5082 Law Firms Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018 2018-04-01 David Wharton Related Articles About Author: David Wharton The House Financial Services Committee recently advanced a bill, H.R. 5082, that could have major implications for the default servicing industry, and most especially the law firms that work within it. The bill amends the definition of “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to exclude “any law firm or licensed attorney engaged in litigation activities in connection with a legal action in a court of law to collect a debt on behalf of a client to the extent that such legal action is served on the defendant debtor, or service is attempted, in accordance with the applicable statute or rules of civil procedure.”The House Financial Services Committee voted 35-25 to advance the bill, which was introduced by Rep. Alex Mooney (R-West Virginia) and is also known by its full title as the “Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018.” If passed, the bill would undoubtedly make life easier for the many legal firms with a focus on default servicing.The proposed bill further defines the “activities in connection with a legal action” as:Serving, filing, or conveying formal legal pleadings, discovery requests, or other documents pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure; orCommunicating in, or at the direction of, a court of law, or in the enforcement of a judgment; orany other activities engaged in as part of the practice of law, under the laws of a State in which the attorney is licensed, that relate to the legal action.The bill also addresses the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and clarifies that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “may not exercise supervisory or enforcement authority with respect to attorneys engaged in the practice of law and not offering or providing consumer financial products or services.”The bill must now be voted on by the full House, and then move on to the Senate.In a write-up on their official website, ACA International, a U.S. trade group representing collection agencies, creditors, collection attorneys, and other debt collection industry service providers, stated, “ACA maintains that this bill is important to ensure that federal regulators do not impermissibly use their authority to regulate the practice of law, an authority that is properly left to the judicial branch. This bill is particularly critical to put a stop to the CFPB’s unauthorized overreach into the practice of law, a strategy that has substantially harmed debt collection attorneys.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 1, 2018 4,049 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago