Rigot Collective Dwelling Centre / acau architecture

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Architects: acau architecture Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hunter Douglas Architectural (Europe), Arquivo Contemporâneo, Bontempo Brasília, Carminati tapetes, Danilo Vale, Deca, Decortiles, Divino Galeria, Docol, Estilo em Pedras, Hunter Douglas, Líder Interiores, SallvaDesign Team:Antoine Dellenbach, Darius Golchan, Enric Rovira Ferrer, Liliana Franco TeixeiraClient:Hospice général – Service immobilier, 1227 Les AcaciasConstruction Management:Entreprise Générale SA, JPF Construction SA, 1630 BulleExecution Architect:Pasquier Glasson sa, BulleCivil Engineer:T-ingéniérie, GenevaCivil Execution Engineer:Thomas Jundt SA, GenevaConception Incendie:Bois Initial SA, 1110 MorgesFire Safety Engineer:Charpente Concept SA, 1258 Perly-CertouxWood Execution Engineer:JPF-DUCRET SA, 1400 Yverdon-les-BainsFramework Companies:JPF-Ducret (VD, FR), Dasta (GE), Casaï (GE)Sawmill Companies:Epicéa : Despond SA Bulle (FR) et Zahnd SA Rueyres (VD)Chêne:Burgat Saint Aubin (NE) et Corbat (JU)Wood Label:COBS (parois des modules, plafonds et ossatures, ainsi que pour le chêne des revêtements de façade et coursives)City:GenèveCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcel KultscherRecommended ProductsGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the Rigot park in Geneva, alongside the Avenue de France, near the Sismondi school. The choice for the location in the park was impulsed by an urgent and temporary measure aiming at accommodating 370 migrants. The project consists of two symmetrical buildings of 5 levels made of 230 prefabricated wooden modules. The dwellings are accessed by an external gallery open to a public courtyard, which connects to the Sismondi streetcar stop to the Rigot park. Through its constructive mode, the project aims to limit its environmental impact at various scales. The buildings are bound to be relocated within ten years and the site returned to its original state. Anticipating the rehabilitation of the site and the recycling of the materials upon removal, the foundations are made of wood and can be reused on the next building location.Save this picture!© Marcel KultscherThe crafting of the foundation through a network of piles and wooden footings reduces the project’s impact on its natural ground. This totally “dry” construction avoids any contamination of the surface water network during construction and frees the process of the burden of recycling concrete in the dismantling phase of the project. The project anticipates the specificity of a population that is not always the mirror of the typical couple with two kids. To respond to the waxing and waning of the demand, the project proposes evolving apartment typologies. The modular system allows the housing units to vary from 2 to 8 rooms through a play of fires doors or conversion of kitchen spaces to the bedroom.Save this picture!© Enric Rovira FerrerSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Marcel KultscherThe modularity of the apartments and their subdivisions also allows them to consider alternatives uses such as hotels industry or student housing. The set of the composition of the prefabricated modules will enable the creation of buildings with different volumetry for its future(s) reconstruction(s). The prefabrication and delivery of the finished modules were decisive for the construction site planning. This organization which plans three worksites in parallel (foundations/prefabrication of modules/assembly and finishing) allows the project to be carried out in a short period of time.Save this picture!© Marcel KultscherThe use of wood from Geneva’s forests for the foundations and the building envelope was imposed since the start of the project, which led to a process that involved the local timber manufactures, resulting in a reduction of “grey energy”. The quantity of wood that was used for the project is estimated at 3200 m³ of certified “Label Bois Suisse” wood (formerly COBS), with the exception of the larch window frames that consolidate the façade. The search of a character that expresses the wooden structure makes a statement about rational aesthetics as the essence of the project. Starting from the supply of a single dimension of raw sawn boards, the composition of the façade and the execution of a part of the exterior installations are based on this positive constraint. For the façade, the construction element is declined in two details for the railings and cladding.Save this picture!© Enric Rovira FerrerProject gallerySee allShow less77 Washington Workspace / Worrell Yeung ArchitectureSelected ProjectsATOP Beauty Clinic / TEAM55667788Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Avenue de France 36, 1202 Genève, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Rigot Collective Dwelling Centre / acau architectureSave this projectSaveRigot Collective Dwelling Centre / acau architecture Save this picture!© Marcel Kultscher+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Switzerland Area:  7070 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeacau architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsGenèveOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on August 20, 2020Cite: “Rigot Collective Dwelling Centre / acau architecture” 20 Aug 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2019center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946026/rigot-collective-dwelling-centre-acau-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946026/rigot-collective-dwelling-centre-acau-architecture Clipboard Rigot Collective Dwelling Centre / acau architecture Photographs Photographs:  Marcel Kultscher, Enric Rovira Ferrer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments CopyApartments•Genève, Switzerlandlast_img read more

The Impact of Technology on Fundraising: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising (J-B Pf Single Issue Philanthropic

first_imgThe Impact of Technology on Fundraising: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising (J-B Pf Single Issue Philanthropic AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News  14 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

Fundraising Mistakes That Bedevil All Boards (And Staff Too): A 1-hour Guide To Identifying And Overcoming Obstacles To Your

first_img  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News 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. Fundraising Mistakes That Bedevil All Boards (And Staff Too): A 1-hour Guide To Identifying And Overcoming Obstacles To Yourlast_img read more

The struggle to reverse imperialist militarism and the economic crisis in Africa

first_imgThe following remarks were made by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Workers World Party National Conference Nov. 7-8 in New York City.Africa has been severely set back with the imperialist destruction of Libya, along with the interference in the democratic processes in Egypt and Tunisia.Nearly five years ago a rebellion erupted in southern Tunisia after a young vendor set himself on fire due to the horrendous economic challenges facing postcolonial states. This rebellion soon spread throughout the North African country, resulting in the toppling of longtime dictator Zen El Abidine Ben Ali by mid-January 2011.Two weeks after the installation of an interim government in Tunisia, the unrest spread to Egypt, leading to the forced resignation of then-President Hosni Mubarak. The following year, in 2012, the Muslim-Brotherhood-allied Freedom and Justice Party were declared victorious in national presidential elections.Demonstrations spread to Algeria and later Yemen during 2011, bringing about different outcomes. The much-championed rebellions in both Tunisia and Egypt did not lead to the consolidation of progressive forces which could seize power and establish a political order committed to genuine revolutionary transformation and socialism.Of course, when a rebellion erupted in Libya on Feb. 17, a more ominous trend was soon revealed. The character of this unrest was decisively counterrevolutionary, targeting the Jamahiriya system under Col. Muammar Gaddafi. When the armed opposition groups were not able to sustain their rampage in the face of growing resistance to the Western-backed counterrevolutionaries by the loyalist troops, the U.S. and its NATO allies engineered two U.N. Security Council resolutions, which in essence provided a pseudo-legal rationale for the blanket bombing of Libya. This bombing operation continued from March 19 to Oct. 31, laying waste to large sections of the country, destroying the infrastructure of the Libyan state and breaking down all the advancements made since the Sept. 1, 1969, revolution.Today Libya is a major source of instability throughout North and West Africa, leading a trail of death and destruction into the Middle East and all the way to Southern Asia. Developments since 2011 involving imperialist militarism have compounded the already-existing crises in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. Consequently, we are witnessing the worst international humanitarian disaster since the conclusion of World War II. Well over 50 million people have been displaced internally as well as outside of their national borders. Contiguous states in Africa and the Middle East, combined with European countries in the South and East of the continent, are bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant flows. The racism and xenophobia inherited from the collapse of socialism in the COMECON sector is illustrated through the hatred, brutality and marginalization of the hundreds of thousands flooding into Europe and the millions who are destined to come.In Egypt a military-turned-civilian regime has been in power since July 2013, continuing the decades-long subsidization of the neocolonial state by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon. Neighboring Tunisia has been largely returned to the political collaborators of the Ben Ali regime, taking its place as well in the so-called Washington-led “war on terrorism.” Current crisis, a product of U.S. imperialist foreign policyAt present the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is escalating its deployments across the continent through direct intervention and partnerships with individual states and regional organizations. Emboldened by its operations in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, imperialism is spreading its tentacles deeper into the continent.An AFRICOM base in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti at Camp Lemonier is being refurbished for the expanding mission, involving thousands of Pentagon troops. Airstrips are being constructed in West, Central and Eastern Africa to ostensibly assist African Union member-states in the global fight against “terrorism.”Efforts aimed at the creation of an African Standby Force, which was first advanced by the Pan-Africanist and socialist leader of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, in the early 1960s, and later by Col. Muammar Gaddafi in the 2000s, have now been realized — absent its revolutionary orientation. Recent exercises of the ASF in South Africa have prompted articles even in the bourgeois press noting the dependent character of such operations, which are relying upon funding from the Pentagon and European Union allies in NATO.Any continental military force aimed at fostering peace and stability in Africa must be independent of imperialism both politically and economically. Otherwise such efforts will serve as an appendage of the Pentagon-NATO forces and consequently serve the interests of neocolonialism, as opposed to anti-imperialism and the much-needed socialist future.   Unravelling of false recovery, imperatives for socialist solutionsThis crisis of imperialist militarism is coupled with the emerging debt dilemma resulting from the ongoing economic decline that originated from the advanced capitalist states. Despite the plethora of articles and reports over the last few years hailing what is described as phenomenal economic growth in Africa, these states at the conclusion of 2015 are witnessing a recrudescence of higher-debt service ratios, joblessness and a rapid devaluation in currencies partly stemming from the decline in oil and other commodity prices due to capitalist overproduction.At the same time this resurfacing of a monumental debt burden is giving rise to militant working-class struggles through industrial actions, student unrest and a re-examination of socialism. In Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa — three African states designated as “emerging economies” — workers and youth are engaging in strikes and mass demonstrations demanding action to halt the rapid decline in living standards fueled by inflation and the diminishing rate of direct foreign investment.Nonetheless, this developing crisis, which is not limited to Africa but extends to all the oil-producing states, from Russia and Iran to Venezuela and Brazil, requires an ideological and political response. The lessons of Egypt and Tunisia instruct us that any uprising must be informed by anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist politics. Otherwise the Libyan model will spread throughout the continent, leaving the course of the struggle much more complex and burdensome. Rising oil and mineral production without a transformation of the relations of production in the emerging economies will only benefit imperialism in the short- and medium-term. What is required is a resolution of the contradiction between the capitalist modes of production and the social relations of production.   The only solution is socialist revolution throughout the region, in which the workers, farmers and youth can determine their future without the domination of Western financial institutions bolstered by the CIA, the Pentagon and NATO forces. A break with the world capitalist system will heighten the socioeconomic crisis in the so-called Western, advanced industrialized states, where workers and youth are also subjected to higher levels of exploitation and political repression.The ruling-class interests based in the West depend upon the acquisition of natural resources and labor from the oppressed nations on the terms set by the capitalist corporations and financial institutions. Concurrently, the workers and oppressed in the imperialist states are being required to sacrifice their standard of living through the decline in wages and the evisceration of public education and social services, along with the theft of pensions funds and the transfer of public assets to private firms and authorities.Therefore, the basis for international revolution exists. We must link the struggles of the workers and the oppressed globally. U.S. imperialism, the center of all exploitation and degradation in the today’s world, must be brought under the control of the majority of the people. It is only through this revolutionary transformation that genuine peace, stability and mutual cooperation among the nations of the world can be achieved.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NCGA Yield Contest Opens

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Yield Contest Opens By NAFB News Service – May 6, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Farmers can now enter the National Corn Growers Association’s yield contest for this year. NCGA says entrants contribute to a pool of shared knowledge that helps all corn farmers in challenging years.The National Corn Yield Contest offers challenges and rewards to each entrant. In 2020, the organization says 7,844 growers accepted the challenge, enjoyed the friendly competition with fellow farmers and helped provide information that will lead to future innovations.This year, to add transparency and visual confirmation to high-yield entries, the contest requires a photo inclusion to be submitted online with the recheck yield results.Winners will receive national recognition in Progressive Farmer’s Best in the Field Winner’s Guide in mid-February. State winners will be honored at the 2022 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana. Contest winners will be announced on December 15.For the 2021 Entry and the Harvest Rule Book, along with information on changes this year and other resources, visit NCGA.com. NCGA Yield Contest Opens SHARE SHARE Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 5/6/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo GrainNext articleCME Group Permanently Closing Physical Trading Pits NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

‘Coming To America’ explored different regions in Africa

first_imgI am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Linkedin print‘African Night: Coming To America’ gave the TCU community an opportunity to learn more about African culture and their heritage.The African Students Organization (ASO) hosted the event and the president of ASO said a lot of planning went into it all.“We tried to make it fun but at the same time most of us stayed out late until past midnight just trying to put on a good show for everyone,” said Oreoluwa Abimbola, president of ASO. “It really was a lot, but I’m glad we made it happen.”Coralie Arnell, senior marketing major, said she is hoping to gain awareness and learn more about a culture she is not aware of.The show began with people holding flags from countries in Africa. Facts were listed off about their country to inform the audience about different parts of Africa which included the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda and more.After the naming of each country, the audience would erupt with applause.Audience members said they were eager to educate themselves about on African culture.“I think it’s going to be really interesting,” Arnell said. “I think I will also learn a lot about traditional dances.”There were three different groups of dancing: Central Africa, West Africa and East Africa. Members of ASO performed the dances from these locations to show the audience how the dances are performed. CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Twitter Facebook Taylor Boser + posts ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot “They danced and showed their African culture because not all dances are the same,” said Abimbola.ASO members modeled outfits from different African countries during the fashion show.The audience was asked trivia questions in between the different events. The person who answered the questions correctly received a free ASO t-shirt.“The questionnaires were just to tell the audience, ‘what do you know about Africa or what can you learn about Africa?’” Abimbola said.There was a skit that told the story of two people who were in love, but the woman’s family didn’t approve because the man was in lower class.“It was just great because it explained how different people came to America and how we had higher class and lower class and how it’s a thing in Africa,” Abimbola said.The skit received the loudest applause from the audience.“I really liked the skit,” Reginald Cole said. “I learned a lot of cool things and I like the dances.”The members of ASO performing were laughing and smiling as well as the audience members throughout the whole night.“I really hope they were able to learn more about Africa and know the culture and be more exposed to African culture,” Abimbola said. Facebook Twitter Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ ReddIt Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Linkedin Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Previous articleTCU Student Veterans Alliance hangs yellow ribbons to celebrate Veterans DayNext articleTCU Campus Store offers free repair table for Mac and PC computers Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

RSF alarmed by abrupt dismissals of US news agency heads by Trump-appointed CEO

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Receive email alerts Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News to go further Canva Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more This latest move comes as the Trump administration has been highly critical of VOA’s reporting on coronavirus, accusing the outlet of promoting Chinese propaganda and directing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees not to speak to VOA reporters. But ever since taking office, President Trump has explored ways to further his control over the USAGM, introducing Pack as his preferred pick for CEO in 2018. Prior to his presidency the USAGM had been governed by a bipartisan board, but in late-2016, a Republican-controlled Congress passed a law that concentrated the USAGM so a single powerful CEO had governing power. News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say The United States is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.  center_img Pack, a conservative filmmaker and once an associate to President Trump’s former political advisor Steve Bannon, also removed the members of each outlet’s board and replaced them with his own allies. While he assured agency employees in a memo that he is “fully committed to honoring … the independence of our heroic journalists around the world,” there is mounting concern that these actions will compromise the integrity of USAGM’s outlets, which are typically known to provide international audiences with independent news and information.  “The firing of the heads of these major media organizations signals that the USAGM is on a dangerous trajectory towards becoming a propaganda machine for the Trump administration,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of RSF USA. “Pack’s decision to plant allies in positions of leadership at USAGM is concerning for the editorial independence of these news outlets, which nations without a free press rely on for reliable news. Pack and the new heads of these outlets must not forget the statutory “firewall” that protects the editorial processes from interference or outside pressure, and must abide by the requirements of this firewall in the course of their work.” News News United StatesAmericas Media independence June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en June 18, 2020 RSF alarmed by abrupt dismissals of US news agency heads by Trump-appointed CEO June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the decision of the new, Trump-appointed CEO of the US Agency for Global Media to abruptly remove the heads of four of the agency’s news outlets. RSF calls on USAGM and the new heads of each outlet to respect their independence, as required by the agency’s statutory “firewall” protecting USAGM outlets from outside editorial interference. United StatesAmericas Media independence The heads of four news organizations overseen by the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM) were ousted on June 17 in what a former US official described as the “Wednesday night massacre,” just two weeks after Trump administration ally Michael Pack was confirmed as the agency’s CEO. In an unprecedented move, the heads of Middle East Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Open Technology Fund were all abruptly dismissed from their positions. The director and deputy director of Voice of America (VOA), another news organization overseen by USAGM, resigned from their positions two days prior. last_img read more

Over 100 basking sharks off Malin Head coast

first_img Facebook Previous articleGo ahead given for Glenties Primary Health Centre to go to tenderNext articleAthletics – Smyth’s Double Win In Manchester News Highland The north coast of Donegal is currently “teeming” with a record number of basking sharks, according to marine researchers.More than 100 of the world’s second largest fish were tagged by the Irish Basking Shark Study Group off Dunaff and Malin Head within the past week.This compares with 106 tagged during the entire season last year.Malin Head was identified by the Irish Basking Shark Study Group last year as one of the top European “hotspots” for the sharks.However, the numbers counted over a four-day period within the last week exceeded the group’s expectations. The group also believes that reported sightings of breaching whales off this coast may in fact be basking sharks.The basking shark is not protected under Irish legislation through the Wildlife Act, although there is an EU moratorium on catching or landing the fish as a by-catch. It’s protected in Britain, and there are plans to extend this legislation to Northern Irish waters.It’s believed that the sharks are active during winter and do not hibernate, as previously thought.One shark tagged in the Isle of Man in 2007 and traced to Newfoundland, had travelled almost 10,000km in 82 days.Sightings of basking sharks off Sligo, Mayo, Cork and Waterford have also been made in the last few days according to the group.” Facebook Over 100 basking sharks off Malin Head coast By News Highland – May 26, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newslast_img read more

LYIT President disputes Education Ministers claims it’s to merge with other ITs

first_imgNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleTaoiseach ‘surprised’ by low return on high scratch-card salesNext articleFears expressed that Bunbeg post office closure will be permenent News Highland WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – January 22, 2014 Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The Education Minister’s paved the way for some Institutes of Technology to become Universities.Three groups have already expressed an interest in becoming Technological Universities including one that will merge DIT, IT Tallaght and Blanchardstown in Dublin.According to the Minister a fourth group, the Connacht-Ulster Alliance, which includes Letterkenny IT, has indicated that they are deepening their existing alliance with a view to merge in the medium term.However speaking to Highland Radio News LYIT President Paul Hannigan says that is not the case:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/paulhMERGE.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North LYIT President disputes Education Ministers claims it’s to merge with other ITs WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Topless protester who confronted Bill Cosby once saw him as a ‘father figure’

first_imgGilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) — As a child actor on “The Cosby Show,” Nicolle Rochelle says she looked up to Bill Cosby as a “father figure,” a mentor who offered her career advice and made her laugh on the set.Rochelle, now 39, reintroduced herself to the 80-year-old Cosby this week when she charged after him during a solo topless protest outside a Pennsylvania courthouse, screaming the comedian’s famed Fat Albert catchphrase of “Hey, hey, hey” and adding her own motto, “Women’s lives matter!”“Just like anyone else, he was the ‘father figure,’” Rochelle told ABC News of her stint as a young actress on “The Cosby Show” between 1990 and 1992. “He gave me advice about my career, my life. He was funny and he made jokes. He seemed like a nice guy. So I had nothing against him in particular. I had a good time.”She said her opinion of Cosby drastically changed around 2015 when a cavalcade of women began coming forward to publicly accuse the man once known as “America’s Dad” of drugging and sexually assaulting them.“I felt angry … and I felt sad for everyone involved,” Rochelle told ABC News. “I felt slightly betrayed.”Cosby has adamantly denied the accusations and his attorneys blasted the women accusing him as liars out for money.“For me, it was also a matter of a numbers game,” said Rochelle, an Ivy League graduate of Brown University with a degree in linguistic anthropology. “For me it was very logical to believe the victims. Doing the research, it’s only 5 to 10 percent of rape victims that ever lie. How is that possible that all the women are lying? It actually isn’t possible.”The Making a Difference Project, a study undertaken by the organization End Violence Against Women International, looked at 2,059 cases in the U.S. and Canada and found only 7 percent could be classified as false.About the same time new accusers seemed to be coming out against Cosby on a daily basis, Rochelle joined Femen, an international feminist activist group founded in the Ukraine in 2008 to protest dictatorships and patriarchy.Rochelle, who was born Nicole Leach and raised in New Jersey, said she had moved to Paris, where she continued her acting career, taking on the role of Josephine Baker in the 2006 play “Looking for Josephine.”“I always wanted to be an activist. That’s why I was attracted to the role of Josephine Baker,” Rochelle said of the American-born entertainer and civil rights activist. “When I was very young, I followed her life story and I thought to myself, ‘I want to be like this woman.’ Now, I’m finally realizing the dream.”She said that she planned the Cosby protest for several months with members of Femen.“Protesting Bill Cosby was important for us because he is a man who has been disempowering women’s bodies for decades and in being naked. … I was symbolically taking back the ownership of all the victims’ bodies and redefining it as a political tool as opposed to a sexual object,” Rochelle said.She said she arrived at the Norristown courthouse early on Monday, the first day of Cosby’s retrial. In June, a judge declared a mistrial when the jury in the first trial could not reach a verdict.“I wanted to arrive there and assess the situation,” she said. “And I got there … and actually I was surprised at the lack of the amount of people. I thought there’d be more people.”She said that before she got to the courthouse, a friend helped her paint her body with the words, “Women’s lives matter,” “Cosby” and “Rapist.” She also had the names of the women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault written on her torso.“The goal was not to attack Cosby in any way or to physically touch him, but I wanted to get slightly close to him so that he could hear the message and be uncomfortable with the truth of that message,” Rochelle said.As Cosby approached the courthouse with his legal team, Rochelle ripped off her leather jacket, jumped a police barricade and charged after Cosby topless.“Hey, hey, hey!” she said she yelled. “Women’s lives matter. Convict Cosby. Rapist.”Police and sheriff’s deputy quickly stopped Rochelle before she could reach Cosby and hurled her into a bush. She was taken away in handcuffs, charged with disorderly conduct and released with a summons. She was warned not to come back, she said.Cosby’s spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, who was escorting Cosby into the court when Rochelle jumped in front of them, said her topless protest was misguided.“That’s not about the victims, that’s about yourself and if you are going to protest rape, you shouldn’t rip your clothes off,” Wyatt told ABC News.Rochelle said she’s satisfied that she made her point.“I wanted to be sort of the messenger for those women that weren’t able to express their anger and their pain in anyway or in that way,” she told ABC News. “I wanted to be a voice for the victims first and foremost.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more