I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Rwanda offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking segment. Personal banking products range from current accounts and short or fixed deposits to personal, vehicle, home and building loans. The corporate division offers financial solutions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations which range from overdrafts, investments and equipment and vehicle loans to purchase and disposal of foreign currency and treasury services. This includes issuing letters of credit and guarantee, export and import trading, insurance premium financing, and e-banking services. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of I&M Bank Limited and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) 2015 abridged results.Company ProfileMTN Nigeria Communications Limited provides cellular telecommunications services in Nigeria. It offers cellular network access and information and communications technologies (ICT) solutions. The company also provides Internet services, such as video calling, data services and Internet browsing, mobile Internet, and mobile wi-fi services. In addition, it offers international roaming services, including data roaming, in-flight roaming, and wi-fi roaming services. Further, the company provides voice short message service (SMS), fashion and lifestyle tips, mobile television (TV), bulk short message service (SMS), mobile newspaper, radio, back up, conference call, and missed call alert services MTN Nigeria Communications Limited is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange
Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Evans Medical Plc (EVANSM.ng) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEvans Medical Plc is a consumer and pharmaceutical company in Nigeria that manufactures and sells a range of over-the-counter, prescriptive pharmaceutical products and nutraceuticals (health) products. The company produces products for the prevention and/or treatment of malaria, infections, asthma, ulcers, hypertension, diabetes, colds and flu and erectile dysfunction. Evans Medical also produces a health products, vitamins and minerals, topical preparations and haematinics blood forming preparations. Established in 1954 and formerly known as Glaxo Nigeria Plc, the company changed is name to Evans Medical Plc in 1994. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Evans Medical Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Glad to be back: the Guinness Pro12 sides are ready for a tough season (courtesy of INPHO) Like a spilt pint, most at the Guinness Pro12 launch tried to cover as much of rugby’s surface as possible, with a variety of subjects covered by the coaches and captains of the sides. Things eventually got a little sticky, too.Mark Hammett and Matthew Rees of the Cardiff Blues were corralled into talking politics, even though Hammett protested that they were “just two rugby men” and Rees feels the wrangling between the WRU and Regional Rugby Wales “doesn’t change our working week!”Ulster’s pair had to field questions about the make-up of their coaching team and their tumultuous break.The English journalists asked if the bigger clubs would stop resting players, now the league was more ‘competitive’.Irish journalists fitted in that this was just an excuse when English sides lost in Europe, as a passive aggressive add-on to their own follow-up questions.However, the stand-out subject was of a man not due to play Pro12 rugby at all this season. No, not brilliant Brian O’Driscoll, though his name was brought up in passing (according to Jamie Heaslip he had dropped by training just the once to pick up some bits and bobs). Johnny Sexton was the man hanging over the event.The man everyone is talking about: Johnny Sexton is linked with a Leinster returnIt is hard to call a current competing international a ghost. However, his spectre was everywhere, haunting the Leinster officials amid rumours that he may return to the Province after the summer. Throughout the day his name wrapped up the Dubliners, like a ghoulish hand from under the bed. There is plenty of other playing matters to cover, too, but this close to the big kick-off, maybe it’s best to ignore the same questions over and over again, hide from the politics and keep selection matters close to chests.We’ll all see the proof soon enough, once the contact comes in and balls are spilt rather than launch-day pints. Heaslip tried to politely face down the queries about Sexton returning to Leinster: “He drives standards. Anyone who’s played with Johnny would love to have him in their side. Half (of Leinster) are his really, really good mates,” he said. He also batted off the notion that losing O’Driscoll to the armchair and Leo Cullen to coaching would harm his side, saying: “Rugby is one of the few last great team sport,” explaining that the side where greater than a few special players and that the team kept evolving.Of course, as far as the baying mob are concerned, it’s time to talk about one special player: Sexton. Perhaps talk of ghosts is fitting, because the fly-half was talked to death without actually being there. Yakka yakka yakka.It is true that it would be a real coup for Leinster, if Sexton opted to return to Ireland. According to Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor, a return would be “a great statement about the league, a great statement about Irish rugby and it (would) speak volumes about Leinster in particular, in that he wants to be a part of that environment.“If that happens, fingers crossed, it’s a huge statement.”Set to break out? Madigan has the talent, but will he be given a chance?No doubt Sexton brings a specific style with him. With Jimmy Gopperth’s contract conveniently set to run out in summer 2015, there could be a nice round return to how things were before Sexton left. However, as repetitive as the questions were at the launch, Leinster’s coaches will perhaps be pleased few questions were asked about Ian Madigan’s role this season, with Gopperth starting big contests last season but Madigan exciting in small doses at centre. Will it be more of the same this season?
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/53261/the-japanese-house-konishi-gaffney-architects Clipboard 2009 United Kingdom Photographs: Alan Craigie, Kieran GaffneyText description provided by the architects. The Japanese House is a modest family house and studio in Edinburgh designed and self built by Konishi Gaffney architects. The site was a small 200sqm brown-field site, formerly a mechanic’s garage, on a back lane in Portobello. The site had planning permission for 2 flats and the process which led to this planning permission had formed a number of restrictions including maximum eaves height and pitch to the roof.The congested and overlooked nature of the site required careful articulation to provide privacy while still allowing sunshine and passive solar gain into the house. The house turns its back on the lane in order to protect privacy within the house. To the East and the garden three large sliding glass doors all slide out the way to form a 5.5mx2.4m opening to the garden. These windows open the house up to early morning sun, starting the heating cycle.Save this picture!© Alan CraigieTo the South, to the lane, a large glazed corner brings South light and warmth into the heart of the house. Sunlight falls diagonally through a double height space onto the concrete floor, used for its thermal mass. Strip windows to the ground floor provide privacy and articulate the house as floating over the high garden wall, a typical Portobello arrangement, which continues as a strip around the house. Internally this is expressed as a narrow picture rail shelf at 1800mm.The house is modest and restrained. It performs an urban function by completing the mews edge and fulfilling what is likely to be an end of terrace role as the adjacent gardens are developed over time. The roof is slate to match the surrounding buildings. It has a chimney – a wood burning stove – to add visual interest to the skyline.Save this picture!© Alan CraigieOur intention was to build simply and cheaply. The house is timber framed with a concrete base to protect from vehicular traffic, similarly gutters and downpipes are recessed for protection and to create a clean aesthetic. Details are simple with butt joints and unpretentious junctions and a general avoidance of shadow gaps or cover strips.Local materials were selected throughout, for example Scottish Oak used for the cladding and sliding glass doors came from a small timber mill less than 20 miles away. Recyclable materials were used where possible such as aluminium gutters and downpipes, and concrete for the floor was selected with careful weighing up of the energy cost versus benefits.Save this picture!© Kieran GaffneyThe house is super insulated and, in spring, summer and autumn while the passive solar cycle functions, requires no heating. In winter under floor heating is proving comfortable and efficient space heating while top up heating is provided by a wood burning stove.A Japanese HouseSave this picture!© Alan CraigieHouse 11 was designed while we were living and working in Japan (2004 – 2007) and built upon our return to the UK 2008-2009. As a Scottish – Japanese family we adopted a number of Japanese themes.Save this picture!© Alan CraigieNuri-enWe were interested in the variegation of space in Japan from the core of the traditional house to the outside through a series of ambivalent spaces, the internal Engawa and the outer Nuri-en. We used a Nuri-en to make an outside covered space and to blur the distinction between outside and in. The sliding doors are set flush into the concrete which flows outside to a narrow strip. A flat roof overhang protects this space from weather, allows sliding doors with brush seals and facilitates such daily life such as washing to be hung outside on rainy days.Save this picture!© Kieran GaffneyDaikokubashiraA key element of the design was a central pillar, called a Dai Koku Bashira 大黒柱. Literally a big 大 black 黒 pillar 柱. This is traditionally located at the centre of the house near the kitchen. The main structural support for rural houses in Japan, it has symbolism rooted in the Shinto religion. Daikoku being the ‘God of wealth, fortune and the five cereals’ was held to reside in the big black pillar. Our Daikokubashira was also to have more pragmatic function: somewhere to carve our 3 children’s heights, to mark time, as they grow up in this new house. The post we used was locally sourced; a 100 year old oak tree which had fallen as a thinning, crowded out by it’s neighbours, about 80 years ago. The sapwood had all rotted away and after man handling the log into position and charring it to blacken it we simply cast it into the polished concrete floor to support the house above.Save this picture!© Alan CraigieKotatsu, Tatami heya & GenkanWe cast in the floor a low concrete kotatsu table with below ground heating. Upstairs we installed 4 tatami mats in space intended for tsukimi or moon viewing. At the entrance we created an Engawa for separation of the private parts of the house from public scrutiny; we have a wide-narrow-wide transition on entering the house and an office space that can be accessed by visitors without entering the house proper.Save this picture!© Alan CraigieShou sugi banThis traditional cladding technique, using charred cedar boards, was used to waterproof, protect against rot and reduce the flamability of timber cladding. Having experimented by charring our oak post, we continued with this technique on an area of timber cladding at ground floor level and are monitoring its performance.Save this picture!© Kieran GaffneyProject gallerySee allShow lessWallis Annenberg center for the Performing Arts / SPF:aArticlesDutch Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010Articles Share Houses The Japanese House / Konishi Gaffney ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Japanese House / Konishi Gaffney Architects The Japanese House / Konishi Gaffney Architects “COPY” Projects “COPY” Photographs Architects: Konishi Gaffney Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/53261/the-japanese-house-konishi-gaffney-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Edinburgh, United Kingdom ArchDaily Save this picture!© Alan Craigie+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officeKonishi Gaffney ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodEdinburghHousesUnited KingdomPublished on March 21, 2010Cite: “The Japanese House / Konishi Gaffney Architects” 21 Mar 2010. 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2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/432230/beach-walk-house-robin-key-landscape-architecture Clipboard Houses United States Photographs Beach Walk House / SPG Architects Save this picture!© Jimi Billingsley+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Fire Island, United States “COPY” “COPY” Year: Year: ArchDaily Beach Walk House / SPG ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeach Walk House / SPG Architects Architects: SPG Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/432230/beach-walk-house-robin-key-landscape-architecture Clipboard photographs: Jimi Billingsley, Daniel LevinPhotographs: Jimi Billingsley, Daniel LevinSave this picture!© Daniel LevinRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Louvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Renders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectText description provided by the architects. This Fire Island house is located directly behind beach-front dunes. The strict requirements of both FEMA and local codes regarding height, lot line, setbacks, and site coverage; the proximity of neighbors; and very specific view corridors all presented a host of challenges. Save this picture!© Daniel LevinOur response was to create a dynamic composition of three intersecting rectilinear forms, which is rotated on the site off the prevailing grid. This decision maximized both views and privacy. Save this picture!© Daniel LevinThe volume at grade is delineated by dark, vertically slatted, wood breakaway walls, which obscure the support pilings and provide storage for water sports equipment. The center volume, clad in horizontal wood siding, houses bedrooms & baths and provides roof decks for the living level. Save this picture!© Jimi BillingsleyThe metallic clad upper volume contains a large, open-plan living space with spectacular water views. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUrban Shelter / MYCCSelected ProjectsIntuition: Your Best Design Tool?Articles Share CopyAbout this officeSPG ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFire IslandHousesUnited StatesPublished on September 27, 2013Cite: “Beach Walk House / SPG Architects” 27 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Aiyana JonesDetroit police officer Joseph Weekley remains unscathed after a second attempt to prosecute him ended in a mistrial on Oct. 10. Weekley killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones during a raid at the wrong residence in a two-family house on Detroit’s eastside during the early morning hours of May 16, 2010.Weekley was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm in 2011. A trial took place in 2013 but ended in a deadlock among jury members.The more serious charge of manslaughter was dismissed by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Hathaway during the second trial. She declared there was not enough evidence to continue prosecuting Weekley for this charge. The firearms charge is a misdemeanor.Weekley and other police officers were accompanied by a cable television crew filming for a program on homicide investigations. A flash grenade was thrown through the first-floor window where Aiyana and her grandmother Mertilla Jones were sleeping.Aiyana was hit by the grenade and burned, and then, seconds later, shot in the head by Weekley, using a MP5 submachine gun. The officer claimed that Mertilla Jones had grabbed his gun, causing it to go off and strike the child.Jones, the grandmother, denied Weekley’s story and told him so directly on the stand during the second trial. Immediately, Weekley’s defense lawyer filed a motion for a mistrial. Jones was later admonished by Judge Hathaway for what she described as an “outburst” on the witness stand.Efforts were made by the corporate media to put Mertilla Jones on trial. Many in the community believe this played a role in precipitating the dismissal of the more serious felony charge.Wayne County prosecutors, having failed twice to win a conviction against Weekley, did not immediately say whether they would seek another trial. Dominika Jones, Aiyana’s mother, spoke out after the trial, saying that it has not been possible to win justice in the case.Another family member, Londell Fields, said: “I don’t understand how we can go through this again and have all this evidence brought forth and there not be a verdict either way. I don’t think it’s fair because he’s a police officer that he gets to get away with this again. That’s wrong to me.” (Detroit Free Press, Oct. 10)Role of federal governmentThe two failed attempts to prosecute Weekley do not mean that he cannot be charged with federal civil rights violations against Aiyana Jones and her family.Police knew there were children in the home due to surveillance the day before the raid. That the raid was carried out in the wrong apartment points to negligence on the part of the police.The killing of Aiyana Jones represented the apex of a series of police killings of civilians in Detroit during the 1990s through the current period. The city was placed under two federal consent decrees in 2003 after a three-year Department of Justice investigation determined that gross violations of civil rights had occurred in the use of deadly force and that deplorable conditions were prevalent in the precinct lockups.Despite the federal investigation and pledges by the city of Detroit to honor the commitments made to the DOJ, the police killings of civilians continued. During the city’s current period of emergency management and forced bankruptcy, the occupation forces of the state have discharged the two federal consent decrees, claiming Detroit police and the city to be in compliance with the 2003 consent decree goals.Nonetheless, Aiyana Jones was killed during the period of the federal monitoring imposed by the DOJ investigation. The degree to which any actual improvements were made in police-community relations remains subject to public opinion.The DOJ must prove to the people within the African-American communities in Ferguson, Mo.; St. Louis; New York; Detroit; and around the country that it is concerned about the lives of the people. As in Ferguson, where police officer Darren Wilson remains free in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the circumstances of these incidents strongly suggest they are not accidental or coincidental.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Greetings Sisters, Brothers, Elders, Friends and Supporters.Well here it is, sorry to say, another year, and I’m still writing to you from a prison cell. I am still in pain from my illnesses with no knowledge of whether I will ever get treatments for them. But I’m alive and still breathing, hoping, wishing, praying for not just my pains, but for all Native Nations and the People of the World who care and have positive feelings about what is happening to Mother Earth and against the evils committed by Wasi’chu in their greed for her natural resources.It doesn’t seem as if any changes for the good or safety of Mother Earth will happen soon. But the good hearted people are fighting back, and some good people are winning in the struggles to beat back some of this evil and to make the Changes, the safety networks, we need for our grandchildren and great grandchildren so that they will be able to live happy, successful lives, at least decent lives, that most of the poor underprivileged in my generation never got to experience or enjoy in [their] short lives.So, I sit back and look at the world, and I wonder if I will ever get to see the outside world again, free from this prison cell? At 74 it is not looking too good for that to happen. But I keep my hopes alive and pray as hard as I can that it will happen. If not, when they bury me I want to be laid to rest face down and with a note pinned to my ass with the words in large bold letters, “Kiss my ass!!” … just in case someone wants to study my bones years from now:)!!On a more pleasant issue one of my grandaughters Ashley is in college at University of Arizona, Flagstaff, and she wants to be a Medicine Woman! How awesome is that? My baby, a doctor! Wow! How proud am I! You would not believe just how much I am! I could use a little help now and then for her; don’t send it to me, but send it to ILPDC earmarked for her use only!! She is going on a long hard journey, so she will need help now and then. One day, if she continues her studies to be a Medicine Woman, I know things can change as time goes by, but if she makes it, she will be an enormous help to Native Nations’ hospitals.My friend Harvey Arden passed yesterday on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, 5:20 P.M. He was a very good and kind man who loved Native People and the poor and sick. We are all going to miss him. I hope he has a good safe journey to the Spirit World, and I hope our Relatives will all be there to greet him with open arms; that would be very pleasing to him. See you soon, my Kola.Politically we are finally making gains in Congress; two great Native ladies made it in the House of Representatives! They are Shanice Davids, Ho Chunk of Wisconsin, for Kansas and Deb Haaland, Laguna Pueblo, for New Mexico. On Pine Ridge my nephew Julian Bear Runner made it as President of the great Lakota Nation! I’m hearing more states are doing away with Columbus Day! Hell, we may just win the War for Survival yet.My last thoughts on this day, that we Native People call a Day of Mourning, are for my sisters’ and brothers’ family by blood and by AIM that are now in the Spirit World, and to them I say Lila Pilamaya, thank you for your love and work for The People.My thoughts are also with the youth such as the Water Protectors and all people young and old who are working to protect Mother Earth. I hope someday in the near future to be with you and part of this march and join you in the feast prepared by Native People and wonderful supporters who have joined together today to honor our Ancestors.In The Spirit of Crazy HorseDokshaLeonard PeltierFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist December 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist killed by being thrown from window, others attacked to go further Follow the news on Kyrgyzstan RSF_en Kyrgyzstan journalist Gennady Pavlyuk, who was thrown from a sixth floor window in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 16 December, died today in hospital. News Related documents Kyrgyzstan_21-12-09-2.pdfPDF – 249.35 KB Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests Organisation News News October 9, 2020 Find out more August 14, 2020 Find out more News RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia August 26, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed its deep sympathy with his family and colleagues. “Ten days ahead of taking over the presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Kazakh authorities cannot allow a murder like this to go unpunished and the Kyrgyz side must cooperate in resolving this case”, the organisation said. A known independent, the editor of Bely Parus online version was found unconscious at the foot of a building in the heart of the Kazakh financial capital, on 16 December. Police confirmed he had his hands and feet bound.(Photo : ferghana.ru)————————-21.12.2009 – Journalists pay the price of political polarisationReporters Without Borders said today it was extremely shocked by a murder attempt against Kyrgyzstan journalist Gennady Pavlyuk, in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 16 December in which it appeared he had been thrown from a fifth or sixth floor window.The attack, this time in a neighbouring country, is the third in a week launched against Kyrgyzstan journalists of Russian origin. Political analyst Alexander Knyazev was attacked in the capital Bishkek on 9 December and the correspondent for Russian news agency BaltInfo, Alexander Evgrafov, was struck and threatened by uniformed police on 15 December.“It is impossible at the moment to establish a direct link between this murder attempt against Gennady Pavlyuk and the two previous assaults, even if a vocal minority has wanted to give the impression that it was a concerted plan. But in any event, the exploitation of these attacks in the interests of a strategy of nationalist and political tension is unacceptable”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Journalists cannot go on being taken hostage by the extreme polarisation of Kyrgyzstan political life”.“President Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s stranglehold on the public debate by stifling any space for free expression, is contributing to the radicalisation of opposition forces and exacerbating tension. All political forces should immediately renounce the use of violence against journalists.”Following the assaults against Alexander Knyazev and Alexander Evgrafov, several Kyrgyz media received an email claiming responsibility and containing threats against minorities, particularly Russian, viewed as being supporters of the former president Askar Akayev. The Russian press raised an outcry that “journalists with links to Russia” appeared to be targeted in a “terror campaign”. The press office of the Kyrgyz interior ministry on 18 December confirmed that Pavlyuk had been found two days earlier unconscious at the foot of a building on Furmanov Street, in the heart of the Kazakh financial capital. His rescuers found that he had multiple fractures and a serious head injury with internal bleeding. They concluded that he had been thrown from a fifth or sixth floor window. He is now critically ill at the trauma department of Almaty’s central clinic. The head of this unit, Torekhan Alipbayev, said, “Gennadi Pavlyuk, aged 40, is in the emergency room and in a third stage coma. His state of health is currently precarious”.Pavlyuk had recently become close to the opposition party Ata Meken, for which he was planning to create a website and a weekly news bulletin. A number of questions remain unanswered, starting with the reason for which the journalist had gone to Almaty. It is not known whether he had an appointment in the building or if he had been taken there against his will, as believed by representatives of Ata Meken who travelled there at the weekend. Police in Almaty have opened a criminal investigation. A known independent, Pavlyuk made his reputation as editor of the Kyrgyz edition of the Russian newspaper Argumenty i Fakty, under the regime of the former president Askar Akayev. Highly critical of the new government that emanated from the “tulip revolution” in 2005, the journalist at one time thought of leaving the country. Using the pseudonym Ibragim Rustambek, he then became editor of the Kyrgyz edition of Komsomolskaya Pravda, and one of the best known writers for the independent newspaper Bely Parokhod, editing its online version. Bely Parokhod cast a highly critical eye on cases of corruption linked to the privatisation of energy companies. For the last year, the newspaper’s editor, Yelena Avdeeva, complained of pressure from the “energy barons”. The paper’s website was regularly being made inaccessible and the site frequently had to change its address, while the print version was renamed Bely Parus in anticipation of legal proceedings. Nationalist rhetoric has deeply infected the political discourse in Kyrgyzstan, which has been independent since 1991. It is deployed as much by the ruling party – which has just made it compulsory to stand up when the national anthem is played – as by an opposition that has been quick to condemn the monopoly on power of people from the south of the country.Read in Russian / Читать на русском :