Yachvili leads Biarritz to strong win over the Dragons

first_imgWednesday Dec 23, 2009 Yachvili leads Biarritz to strong win over the Dragons Biarritz continues to impress in the Heineken Cup as they beat the Newport-Gwent Dragons for a second time, cementing their place at the top of pool 2 of the tournament.It was a weekend of crazy weather conditions, leading to the match being moved to Parc-y-Scarlets, after the Friday fixture was postponed due to a frozen pitch at Rodney Parade.The Dragons were unable to make the first half pressure count, as they eventually went down 26-8 to the French side who had Man of the Match Dimitri Yachvili firing on all cylinders.The scrumhalf contributed all but three of his sides points, scoring two tries and kicking his goal kicks with ease. Richard Fussell scored a nice try for the Dragons after an intercept and neat kick ahead by flanker Joe Bearman.Aled Brew was sin-binned for taking fullback Nicolas Brusque out in the air in the second half, while Damien Traille slotted a dropgoal a short while later. Yachvilli scored one try from a short lineout move, then another following an intercept.Dragons coach Paul Turner admitted that Biarritz deserved the win.“The most disappointing aspect was that we didn’t produce the sort of performances that we showed earlier in the season. Our accuracy was not there, our skill level was poor and we didn’t look like a team.“It was disappointing to have to leave Rodney Parade because we were really looking forward to getting them on our home patch and putting some pressure on them, he added.“But they played a very tight game, they got their fringe game going and disappointingly we get sucked into playing the same way. 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Burt St / Keen Architecture

first_img Projects ArchDaily 2016 Australia CopyHouses, Renovation•Fremantle, Australia Architects: Keen Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Burt St / Keen ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBurt St / Keen Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869419/burt-st-keen-architecture Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869419/burt-st-keen-architecture Clipboard Taylor Landscaping CopyAbout this officeKeen ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationFremantleAustraliaPublished on April 18, 2017Cite: “Burt St / Keen Architecture” 18 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Tallwood Constructioncenter_img Save this picture!© Dion Robeson+ 31 Share Photographs Manufacturers: Sculptform, Eco Outdoor, Briggs Veneers Area:  530 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Builder: “COPY” Burt St / Keen Architecture Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Landscape Architect: Products used in this ProjectWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingArchitect In Charge:Kris KeenCity:FremantleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dion RobesonText description provided by the architects. The heritage listed 1904 house had undergone numerous renovations over the years. Our clients, wanted to upgrade the existing house, add in a secondary garage, add a small studio space and upgrade the landscaping with a reasonable but modest budget. We gave them a sketch design that met their brief which they were happy with but in seeing the true potential of the site we went out on a limb and gave them another option demonstrating the full potential of the site and opening their eyes to a new way of living. Not really having greatly thought of the alternates or possibilities, our clients were blow away by the proposal and it snowballed from there. We basically reworked the whole house and reoriented the spaces to accommodate a growing family and a more modern lifestyle that was specifically tailored to our clients. The final budget ended up significantly higher but our clients could see the real value of what we were proposing and were happy to revisit and increase the budget. I truly believe it’s an architects job to go above and beyond to help our clients realise the true value and potential of their site. Often clients are unaware of the possibilities or, might need a little nudge to help them to reconsider any preconceptions they might have. At the end of the day, clients engage us for our opinions and experience but a house should first and foremost be for our clients, not our egos. These were dream clients too, nearly everything we threw at them (within reason) they took on board. They gave us their absolute trust which was somewhat daunting but we had absolute respect for, as did the builder and all the trades on site. Ultimately I believe their trust, backing and passion in all the people behind the project created such an amazing and unique home that we are all so proud to have been involved in.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonSave this picture!© Dion RobesonTo describe the extension itself, it’s a generous light filled space that centres around family interaction, entertaining and the environment with the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. The aesthetic has a modern industrial vibe but with a touch of warmth and softness from the materiality and curved forms. Our belief is the mock reproduction of heritage buildings is futile so there is a clear and defined contrast from the ‘old’ part of the house. Each area holds architectural merit in its own right and its own era.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanWith all the glass and skylights and high ceilings, the amount of light enters the house and the play of light around the house is just beautiful. It’s just such an amazing open and light filled space to be in.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonThe curved glass sliding door is a real feature and focal point. Everyone really loves having a go at sliding it. We also get asked about the timber a lot as it’s a very dominate – yet soft and textural – feature. It’s a Burnt Ash (thermally modified) cladding and we designed it in a random pattern to create some interest then deepened the tones with a rich dark ebony stain. We love the off form concrete the most, its raw and industrial but the curve really softens it. It’s such a permanent and unforgiving material that there is always a lot of stress when it’s being poured and then when the formwork gets stripped everyone holds their breaths. As a final finish, a lot of effort went into getting everything just right and to everyone’s credit the builder did an amazing job.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonProject gallerySee allShow lessPavilion of the Origins / Hung Nguyen ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCall for Entries: 2017 MAD Travel FellowshipOpportunities Share Houses Photographs:  Dion Robeson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Postman of the Year award for fundraising success

first_imgPostman of the Year award for fundraising success AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people Paul Evans from Llanybydder, near Lampeter, has won the fundraising award in this year’s First Class Awards by the Royal Mail.He received the award for raising £60,000 to to convert an empty primary school into a youth club, gym and community centre. He first began seeking support for the project eight years ago.Evans received £1,000 and was given another £1,000 for the renovation project. Advertisement Howard Lake | 5 April 2007 | News 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.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Cumbria flood appeal fund set up

first_img Howard Lake | 31 August 2012 | News  45 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cumbria flood appeal fund set up The Cumbria Community Foundation has announced the creation of an appeal fund for those affected by the floods and storms which took place earlier this week.The Copeland Flood Recovery Fund 2012 has been established with a donation of £50,000 from the Copeland Community Fund. Its primary purpose is to help individuals and families suffering financial hardship as a result of the floods, and its secondary purpose is to fund community relief and ‘rebuilding’ projects.Organisers have set an appeal target of £100,000.The maximum grant available is expected to be in the region of £1,000.The Cumbria Community Foundation was established in 1999. It makes grants to voluntary and community groups throughout the county. It currently distributes more than £1 million a year.It already has experience of running disaster appeals, having run them in 2001, 2005 and 2009. The 2009 Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund, launched to assist the people and communities affected by the flooding of November 2009, raised over £3 million.Photo: sandbags in a flood – by ChiccoDodiFC on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: disaster Individual giving North West 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

Premier Inn hits £7.5m fundraising target for GOSH a year early

first_imgPremier Inn hits £7.5m fundraising target for GOSH a year early AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Melanie May | 5 January 2017 | News  247 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Premier Inn has announced that it has now raised £7.5m for Great Ormond Street Hospital, a year ahead of schedule.Premier Inn pledged in 2012 to raise the sum to fund a medical wing. The Premier Inn Clinical Wing will open in Autumn 2017 as part of the hospital’s Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, and will house a surgery centre and inpatient wards for children with infectious diseases, skin conditions and heart disorders, as well as those who have problems with their breathing, mobility or nervous system.Every bedroom will have an en-suite bathroom and room for a parent to stay, while the wards will also have room for the children to play, and for parents to take a break. GOSH is expecting to treat up to 20% more children once the facility opens.Premier Inn celebrated the achievement late last year when its top 25 fundraisers were invited to meet patients from the hospital along with Dame Barbara Windsor (pictured) on a specially designed float that then took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show.Premier Inn and Restaurant’s Simon Ewins said:“We are delighted to have raised £7.5million for GOSH and I would like to say huge congratulations to all our team members who have made this happen through personal challenges and team activities over the last few years. Our focus now is continuing our fundraising efforts and hopefully unveiling some more exciting plans for the partnership next year.”Premier Inn will continue to raise funds for GOSH, through sales of Bernard Bear, which is available in its hotels for £10 with all profits donated to the charity.Image: Dame Barbara Windsor at the annual Lord Mayor’s Show with GOSH patients Becky Parkin, 12, and Harvey Spanner 10. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity corporate About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Federal court rules “national security letters” unconstitutional

first_img Reporters Without Borders hails a March 14 ruling by a federal district court judge in San Francisco that it is unconstitutional for the FBI to use national security grounds to request information about subscribers from phone companies and Internet Service Providers in a completely secret manner and without a court warrant.Sent in the form of so-called “national security letters” under the Patriot Act, these requests have prohibited the companies that receive them from revealing their existence without permission.This important ruling was issued in response to a case brought on behalf of an unnamed telecommunications company by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends online freedoms.Citing the importance of the constitutional and security issues at stake, Judge Susan Illston ruled that her decision would not take effect for 90 days in order to give the government the opportunity to appeal.Judge Illston ruled that use of the national security letters and their gag rule violated the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of expression. The fact that 97 per cent of the letters imposed non-disclosure requirements showed that they were being abused, she said.Other existing and proposed US laws also use national security grounds to threaten civil liberties and freedom of information. They include a new version of the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which was unveiled in January and could come before Congress next month.The 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISAA), which was extended last December until 2017, gives the US government extraordinary surveillance powers that include accessing the data of non-US citizens who use cloud computing services offered by US companies.The US authorities can, for example, use the law to obtain a secret warrant from a special court to force Google to provide access to all the data – emails, files, contacts and calendar – of any client who is not a US citizen.Deep concern about the extent of these new surveillance powers has been voiced in a report entitled Fighting Cyber Crime and Protecting Privacy in the Cloud that was produced for the European Parliament and released at the end of 2012.Reporters Without Borders hopes that last week’s court ruling will encourage more challenges to laws that restrict online freedom of information and expression on the spurious grounds of defending national security and combatting terrorism. March 20, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Federal court rules “national security letters” unconstitutional News Organisation center_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Looking through the lens

first_img Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:38 pm Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Looking through the lens “One photograph that impressed me from the very beginning was one of a man plowing an ox and titled ‘Frontier Cultivation,’” White said. “I had often wondered how that photograph happened to be taken. Was Holman Johnson riding along the road and just happened to see the man plowing or was it planned? I couldn’t help but wonder.”Then just the other day, Aldredge Slaughter visited the museum and identified the man in the photograph as his grandfather, Aldredge “Boots” Slaughter and the ox as Jack.“Aldredge said the photograph was taken around 1944 on his grandfather’s farm in Good Hope,” White said. “And what made the photograph even more interesting was that Mr. Slaughter was the assistant postmaster in Troy and worked in the post office that is now the Johnson Center for the Arts from 1928 until 1965. On his days off, Mr. Slaughter farmed.”White said those who visit the “Looking Through the Lens” exhibition just might see someone they know looking back at them from a photograph or they might even see themselves as they looked years ago.The “Looking Through the Lens” exhibition is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Sen. Wendell Mitchell, the Manuel and Mary Johnson Foundation and The Messenger.Admission to the Johnson Center for the Arts is always free. Center hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Print Article By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Trojans look to pounce Tigers Members of the Charles Henderson High School football team line up to run a play during practice. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Hightower (1899-1993) was an amateur photographer from Clayton and photographed people, places and activities he believed future generations would not know otherwise.“‘Looking Through The Lens” celebrates the lives of two South Alabama photographers,” said Richard Metzger, arts center executive director. “The exhibition is a wonderful look back at the way things were and are.”Metzger said the Johnson Center for the Arts is looking forward to the reception and having people from Barbour County area join local residents for the special occasion. “Looking through the Lens” is an interactive exhibit,” Metzger said. “Many of the people in the photographs were not identified and we invite visitors to the Johnson Center to help us identify the people and the places.”Wiley White, Johnson Center development director, said visitors to the museum have been very helpful in identifying individuals.“We had someone come in the other day who was able to identify all the children in the 1959 photograph of “Miss” Julia Walter’s Kindergarten,” White said.Carol Barber Booker, Jack Archer, Ann Ashworth Drinkard, Mary Lynn Rose, Joe Baker, Cathy Young, Lyn Stabler, Lesa Wood, Pat Kreis, Steve Colley, Leah Colley, Deana Lee Dunbar, Debbie Riddle and Herby Haisten are all a part of the “Lens” exhibit. Latest Stories From a list provided by a visitor to the “Looking Through the Lens” exhibit at the Johnson Center for the Arts, Wiley White, development director, identifies children in a 1959 photograph taken at “Miss Julia’s” kindergarten in Troy. A reception for the exhibition will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)The Johnson Center for the Arts will host a reception for the “Looking Through the Lens” exhibition from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. The public is invited.The exhibition features the photography of Holman Johnson of Troy and D.L. Hightower of Clayton. The works of the two photographers spans nearly a century.Johnson (1910-1990) served in the Navy during World War II where he became a photographer. He opened a photography business in Troy in 1946 and continued in business until his death. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Annabella Sciorra testifies in Harvey Weinstein trial

first_imgTaylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra took the witness stand on Thursday at Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial and testified in wrenching detail about the night nearly 30 years ago that she said the disgraced Hollywood producer violently raped her at her apartment.Sciorra’s testimony is the first and among the most highly anticipated at a pivotal moment in the #MeToo movement as Weinstein faces rape and sexual assault charges in New York.Throughout direct examination by prosecutors, the veteran actress, who grew up in Brooklyn, avoided using the mega-producer’s name — referring to him consistently as “the defendant” and positioning herself on the witness stand so that she was partially facing the jury as Weinstein sat over her right shoulder at the defense table.In perhaps the most chilling moment of the morning’s testimony, Sciorra rose and scanned the courtroom after being asked to identify Weinstein. She extended her hand in his direction and described what he was wearing: a black jacket, white shirt and white tie.Weinstein stared at her and nodded his head as if to say hello. She looked right back at him, but ignored the gesture and returned to her seat, her face set in apparent discomfort.Six women are expected to testify in the trial, and Weinstein is charged with crimes related to two of them. The rest, including Sciorra, are being called in support of prosecutors’ efforts to demonstrate a pattern of sexual predation.Actress Ellen Barkin sat in the back row of the gallery throughout Sciorra’s testimony, as did Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who sat in the front row behind his prosecutors.Emotional testimonyThe actress said she first met Weinstein in at a Los Angeles party in 1990 or 1991, and at the end of the night she said he offered her — and she accepted — a ride home to her hotel. Their first encounter was uneventful, she testified. They talked about movies and he told her to send her any good scripts she might come across.In an effort to help her friend Warren Light and the Naked Angel Theater Company, she sent a script for “The Night We Never Met,” which had been written for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, to Weinstein. The producer asked for a reading, so they hosted one, with Sciorra reading for Parker’s role as Parker could not make the reading.Weinstein insisted Sciorra play Parker’s part, the actress said, despite Sciorra’s protestations.“He said he would not produce the movie if I was not in it with Matthew. And I — you know — felt bad about that because it was specifically written about Sarah Jessica Parker, and I felt bad for my friend Warren Light. So, I agreed to go ahead and be in the movie,” Sciorra testified.The movie was released in the spring of 1993. During the winter of 1993-94, Sciorra was invited to a dinner in New York with Weinstein, actress Uma Thurman and several other individuals. As she got up to leave the dinner around 9:30 p.m., Weinstein offered her a ride to her nearby Gramercy Park apartment.“I went upstairs and got ready for bed,” she said. “I washed my face brushed my teeth and I put on a nightgown.”The white cotton nightgown, she said, was her grandmother’s and “had been given to me by my mother’s cousin in Italy, because I didn’t really have anything of my grandmother’s because she died very young.”Without warning, there was a knock at the door, Sciorra said. She assumed it was a neighbor or the building doorman, so she opened it. Weinstein pushed himself inside and began walking through the apartment. She testified that it appeared he was looking to see if anyone else was in the apartment.“Then he started to unbutton his shirt and I then realized he thought we were going to be having sex,” she said.Sciorra testified that she started backing up, thinking she could make it into her bathroom. With tears running from her eyes in the courthouse, she stood up and clasped her hands above her head to describe the way she claimed Weinstein pinned her down on a bed when she could not reach the bathroom.“I was punching him, I was kicking him, I was just trying to get him away from me,” Sciorra said, crying, but with her hands “locked” by him, she “couldn’t fight any more.”At a certain point he stopped, she said, and ejaculated on her leg and nightgown, saying he had “perfect timing.” She claimed he then forcibly performed oral sex on her, saying, “This is for you.”“I didn’t have very much fight left inside of me at that point. I said, ‘No! No!’ But I mean, there was not much I could do at that point — my body shut down. It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake in a way that was very unusual. I didn’t really even know what was happening. It was like a seizure or something,” Sciorra said.Afterwards, she said, “The defendant left, he walked out.”Several weeks later, she said she crossed paths with Weinstein in a restaurant.“I confronted him about what happened in my apartment. I tried to talk to him about what happened. And I told him I woke up and that I had blacked out or fainted, and he said, ‘That’s what all the nice Catholic girls say.’ And then he leaned into me and said, ‘This remains between you and I,’” Sciorra said. “It was very menacing — his eyes were black, and I thought he was going to hit me right there. He was threatening and I was afraid.”After the alleged attack, Sciorra said she resumed her life “to the best of my ability.” That included a lot of crying, she said, and “what I now know is called dissociative experiences.”“I spent a lot of time alone, didn’t want to see any people. I didn’t want to talk about what happened. I disappeared,” she said, adding as she choked back tears that she began to drink “a lot” and cut herself also “a lot.”“I had this wall that was — it was white — and then I began to paint it like a blood red color with tubes of oil paint,” she said. “It was this massive wall. I don’t know what I was thinking. I began to cut myself.”“I bled from my finger and my hands into this masterpiece, and wherever I would put the blood I would take pieces of gold leaf and mark it,” she said, referring to the spots where she would mingle the blood with the red paint on the wall.Asked why she did this, she paused, and grew emotional.“I don’t know,” she replied. “I didn’t feel good.”Cross-examinationDefense attorney Donna Rotunno cross-examined Sciorra Thursday afternoon. Under her questioning, Sciorra explained why she didn’t call the police about the alleged attack.“At the time, I didn’t understand that was rape,” she responded.Sciorra also said under questioning that she had not asked the doorman why he let Weinstein up without announcing him, determined whether there were cameras in the building, determined whether Weinstein signed in downstairs, or complained to the board about someone being let up to her apartment without notice.“No,” Sciorra said, staring back at Rotunno. “I was devastated.”In the course of several hours of often tense cross-examination, Rotunno tried repeatedly to impeach Sciorra’s credibility, with virtually no success.Each time Rotunno appeared to have laid a rhetorical trap for Sciorra, the actress struck back, turning the tables on the line of questioning and forcing Rotunno to move on.Sciorra was cross-examined about an incident she’s previously described at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995, where she says Weinstein turned up before dawn at her hotel room door and knocked.Referring to the alleged attack at her Grammercy Park apartment, Rotunno asked, sarcastically, “You already know you heard a knock at the door and answered it without seeing the other end, didn’t go well correct?”“Correct,” Sciorra replied.“And you open the door?”“Correct,” Sciorra said, explaining that she opened the door to find Weinstein standing in the hallway in nothing but his underwear.“He’s standing there, and you say you couldn’t get out of the room … Why didn’t you just close the door?”Sciorra leaned in for emphasis, focused her eyes on Rotunno and said, sharply, “because he was IN my room.”Sciorra said he ultimately called hotel security, but by the time they arrived, Weinstein was leaving or had just left.“Did you make any formal complaint to the hotel?”“No,” Sciorra shot back, holding her gaze on the defense attorney. “He owns the hotel.”At another point, Sciorra again seemed to catch Rotunno off guard.Referring to an event where Sciorra and Weinstein ran into each other after the alleged winter 1993-94 rape, Rotunno asked the witness, “When you saw Harvey Weinstein at the Miramax event, did you say to him, ‘You raped me?”“Yes I did,” Sciorra replied, stopping Rotunno cold for a moment.In their final bid to impeach Sciorra’s account, the defense played a video clip of Sciorra appearing on “The David Letterman Show,” where Sciorra participated in a comedy sketch in which she claimed her father raised iguanas in the circus.When the bit ended, Letterman teased Sciorra about the claim she made in the sketch, and she jokingly replied, “I have a bad reputation where I lie.”On re-direct, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi seemed to mock the defense’s effort with the Letterman clip.“The tales you were lying about were about your father raising iguanas in the circus?” Illuzzi asked Sciorra.“Yes,” the actress replied.“And this is not a circus?” Illuzzi replied.“No,” Sciorra solemnly replied.If you or someone you know experienced sexual assault and is seeking resources, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). 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Survivors of hate crimes, bias incidents speak out about their journey to recovery

first_imgWachiwit/iStock(NEW YORK) — Vilma Kari, 65, was brutally attacked in broad daylight while walking to church in New York City on March 29. The suspect, Brandon Elliot, allegedly kicked Kari in the face and knocked her to the ground where he continued to stomp on her near Manhattan’s Times Square, according to the New York Police Department.The surveillance footage of the assault, which is being investigated as a hate crime, went viral.Though Kari’s focus has been on recovering physically from her serious injuries, her daughter Elizabeth said they’re beginning the process of healing from the trauma together. Kari still has yet to leave their home, her daughter said.“It’s been a long road to healing both physically and emotionally,” Elizabeth said. “She went through some of the psychological questions like, ‘What did I do? Did I provoke him?’ and I’m like, ‘No, you didn’t do anything.’”Elliot was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime, attempted assault as a hate crime, assault and attempted assault. He had been previously convicted of murder in 2003, according to the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and authorities say he was released on parole in 2019. He is being held without bail and has a court date on May 10. He has not yet entered a plea.Kari, an immigrant from the Philippines, said she is not ready to speak out personally about her trauma, but instead allowed her daughter to speak on her behalf.She’s just one of thousands of Asian Americans who have been reportedly targeted in a recent wave of hate crimes and bias incidents across the country. While reporting on hate crimes often focuses on the impact on victims and communities, stories about the path forward for victims and the healing process are heard less frequently.With her daughter by her side, Kari and many others are faced with a long path ahead toward recovery and healing. Together, the two have been donating to anti-hate organizations and seeking out the warm words of their loved ones to begin their journey forward.Reported crimes that targeted Asian people rose by nearly 150% in major U.S. cities from 2019 to 2020, according to a study from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.And Stop AAPI Hate, a national organization against anti-Asian hate, recorded roughly 3,795 hate incidents from March 19, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021. This number doesn’t represent the entire landscape of anti-Asian hate in the U.S., the organization said, since it only tracks the incidents recorded to their hate reporting center and many incidents and crimes go unreported.Kari initially wanted to work on her healing alone and in secret, according to her daughter, who says she reminded her that the assault was part of a larger wave of anti-Asian hate.Moving forward from hateEvangeline Chan, a co-chair of the Safe Horizon AAPI Affinity Group, a nonprofit organization that offers support to crime victims, said that the hardest part about being a survivor of a hate crime is knowing that someone was attacked for something they cannot change — their identity.“If you’re targeted based on your race, religion, sexual orientation or other protected ground — that’s something that is so intrinsically fundamental to your identity that you can’t change,” Chan told ABC News in an interview. “So that just results in the sense of helplessness over the victim, and a sense that this could happen again.”She said that survivors of hate crimes or hate incidents are likely to experience trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a way that’s different from victims of other types of crime because of how personal the attack can feel.Dr. Michi Fu, a licensed psychologist and professor at California State Polytechnic University, said that hate crime survivors might see the symptoms of trauma in small aspects of their daily life. Lack of sleep, change in appetite, or inability to focus can all be signals of a body that is processing trauma.Paying attention to your body and changes in your day-to-day habits is key to being able to address them, Fu said.“Make your own healing a priority,” Fu said in an interview. “Try and be intentional about cultivating joy when that can be robbed from you. If you don’t have that sense of safety, create a space where you can feel like you’re belonging to a group.”Fu said there are several steps that can help make recovery easier: ensuring one’s personal safety and security is key — that can mean putting in extra locks or buying security cameras for your home to make sure they feel physically safe. She said it’s also important to build a strong emotional support system with friends and family and seek empowering sources of information and advice from therapists, hotlines and support groups. Though professional help can be important to recovery, it may be inaccessible for some financially, but Fu said intimate sources of support are just as vital.Fu said to seek support from community members and local cultural organizations for fundamentals, like medical bills, property damages, or childcare. Kari, along with many other hate crime survivors, have started GoFundMe fundraisers to cover recovery costs.She also said that putting one’s energy toward activism can be an act of empowerment that survivors can find healing. Donating to organizations, marching on the streets and being a volunteer are just a few examples that Fu said can make survivors feel in control again.Relying on community supportYong Choi, 82, was also a recent victim of a hate incident. Her husband of almost 57 years, Byong, had died in early February and just a few days after his funeral, she received a letter that read: “Now that Byong is gone makes it one less Asian to put up with in Leisure World. You fricken [sic] Asians are taking over our American community! … Watch out! Pack your bags and go back to your country where you belong!”She was living in the Leisure World retirement community in Seal Beach, California. Her daughter Claudia said her mother is too scared to leave her home and doesn’t feel safe going for her morning walks in the neighborhood.“Uprooting her family, working a super hard job, a hard life to provide for us and she’s stoic, you know, but when it was quiet and we were there with her she would just — tears would be rolling down her face,” Claudia said, on behalf of her mother. “When what was supposed to be a safe community is actively attacking you, but not only the attack and the threat, but the fact that they were celebrating my dad’s death — that, in particular, was very hurtful.”Police have yet to find the perpetrator, but Claudia said the community support has helped her mother get through the trauma. She said the financial support, along with letters from friends, family and local organizations have helped make her mother feel at ease. Her daughters would help read the letters of support, and she’s held onto the kind words of those around her to feel safe.A statement on the Leisure World website condemned the attack: “Through community unity, we must join together and ensure that the unspeakable act by a single individual, yet unknown, will never happen again.”The Seal Beach Police Department is actively investigating the incident.Her mother is now in the hospital, and she said her father’s death and the hate incident may have contributed to her decline in health.She said the Choi family made the decision to go public with the story because they saw what was happening around the country and wanted to urge the community to keep fighting against anti-Asian hate.“It’s definitely something my dad would have fought for, that we need to bring to light the fact that it’s not safe for Asian Americans here and we have to make it safe because we’re Americans, we belong in this country,” Claudia said.Chan is urging people to stand up and make their support known as hate crimes continue to make headlines.“It’s important to not feel so isolated because one of the things that is a reaction to being part of the community that has experienced hate is to feel isolated,” Chan said. “It does affect an entire community and it is going to take a community response, and so it’s important to reach out to others.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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