first_imgSave this picture!Courtesy of Comma Studio+ 20Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  78 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Quoc Thanh P02 Apartment / Comma Studio Manufacturers: Hafele, Aconcept, An Cuong Wood, KINGLED, Vietceramics Projects Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904340/p02-apartment-comma-studio Clipboard P02 Apartment / Comma StudioSave this projectSaveP02 Apartment / Comma Studio Architects: Comma Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2018 CopyAbout this officeComma StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsVietnamPublished on November 09, 2018Cite: “P02 Apartment / Comma Studio” 08 Nov 2018. 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 “COPY” Other Participant:Thu Huong, Nhat Trung, Tung DuongCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Comma StudioRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. In this renovation project, we tried to control the integration of private and common space within the apartment in a flexible way, in the effort of giving the clients a better condition of living and sharing the space between each member of their 4 members family. The structure of the existing space contains a big volume for the kitchen, dining and living area which spreads out from the entry to the main balcony of the apartment, and the two adjacent bedrooms connect to this main space by two swing doors.Save this picture!Courtesy of Comma StudioSave this picture!Courtesy of Comma StudioWe felt that this composition leads to the isolation of the resting space in terms of spatial interaction and obstruct the unique appearance of the whole apartment. We then started the design with the thought of a change in the center of the apartment where all space around be linked together in order to re-configure the whole space. We decided to locate there an integrated wall-cabinet that serves as a focal element running through all the common – private spaces, giving to the apartment a unique appearance.Save this picture!PlanBesides, it also benefits each of the areas by offering multiple functions such as storage space, display niches and hidden-folding element… on its surface. Following this design direction, the swing doors of the two bedrooms are replaced with the full height sliding doors in order to get more flexible in controlling the open/close state of the private spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of Comma StudioWhen these doors are opened, they are completely hidden behind the walls and other furniture elements on both of their sides, giving the sense that the private zone are merged in to the common zone, all the interactions between these space are brought up & there is no more division between different space within the apartment.Save this picture!Courtesy of Comma StudioThe elements that define the center of the apartment are featured with the light gray-green paint as the color of the rosemary leaf – the favorite color of the client. It is mixed with the grey, warm wooden tone & natural light giving a calm and airy space. After renovation, beside the existing main circulation of the apartment which is as a straight way goes along with the common space as before, there is now a “sub” circulation along the featured wall that connects the entire space together.Save this picture!Courtesy of Comma StudioBy defining this new circulation, we located a bunk bed in the small bedroom, with a curtain for keeping its privacy when needed, and give the access to the small balcony of the apartment to everybody, which is somehow limited with the old layout of the apartment.Save this picture!Courtesy of Comma StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessTetris Extension / CrosshatchSelected ProjectsCoralville Intermodal Facility / Neumann Monson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:458 Minh Khai, Hai Ba Trưng District, Hà Nội, VietnamLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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first_img Howard Lake | 1 September 2014 | News Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising payroll giving  18 total views,  1 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 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.center_img There are five days left in which employers can be nominated for the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards. These recognise the work of employers who successful encourage their staff to donate tax-effectively via payroll giving.Peter Lewis, chief executive of the IoF, said:“These awards showcase excellence, recognise achievement and dedication, and are a celebration of the successes in Payroll Giving over the past year.“Now is the time to put forward the campaigns, individuals or organisations that have inspired you for the most prestigious awards in Payroll Giving.”The winners will be announced at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards Ceremony which will be held later this year at HM Treasury in London.Applications must be submitted to [email protected] or to PGX Awards at Institute of Fundraising, Park Place, 12 Lawn Lane, London SW8 1UD by 5 September 2014. Advertisement Nominations for National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards close this week Categories for 2014Best CampaignLarge Employer – more than 5,000 employeesMedium Employer – 501-5,000 employeesSmall Employer – Up to 500 employeesGovernment & Public Sector Employer Civil Society EmployerMost Successful Sustained SchemeLarge Employer – more than 5,000 employeesMedium Employer – 501-5,000 employeesSmall Employer – Up to 500 employeesBest Innovative Promotional PartnershipBest Individual ContributionLifetime Achievement Awardlast_img read more

first_img  469 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 Tagged with: APIs data databases open source Technology Melanie May | 2 July 2018 | News A free, open source charity data portal, CharityBase, has launched, providing public information on the activities, locations and finances of the 168,000 charities registered in England and Wales.A database, API and web platform, CharityBase is an aggregation of Charity Commission data services and other sources including names, locations, causes, trustees, and size for all charities in England and Wales. Users can search and filter the database and browse the results online or download them for analysis.Key points:CharityBase provides information on the activities, locations, finances, trustees & beneficiaries of 168,000 charities registered in England & Wales.It is an aggregation of the Charity Commission’s four online services, supplemented with geographical and grants data from other sources.Researchers can use the web platform to search, filter and download the database.For web developers there is also an API that makes it easy to pull information from CharityBase into their own websites.Donors, grantmakers and philanthropists can also use the web platform to look up charities and carry out due diligence.The project is entirely open source: https://github.com/charity-baseThe next steps are to add more countries and build in functionality for charities to update their records online.Creator Dan Kwiatkowski, who is a freelance data scientist and fellow of Newspeak House, said:“I created CharityBase after realising there’s a lot of useful public data on charities out there but it’s not easily accessible.  The official data services are fragmented and I had many conversations with researchers, app developers and donors who were all struggling to piece the information together.  Rather than everyone hacking their own solutions independently I want us to work together on a comprehensive service that makes the data accessible to everyone.” Advertisementcenter_img New database unites public information on charities in England & Wales  470 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 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

first_img SHARE Japan-EU Trade Deal to Increase Market Competition By NAFB News Service – Oct 23, 2018 Previous articleCalifornia Judge Reduces RoundUp Damage AwardNext articlePresident Trump to Speak at National FFA Convention in Indy NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Japan-EU Trade Deal to Increase Market Competition SHARE A trade agreement between the European Union and Japan will increase competition for the United States. Japan’s conclusion of the trade agreement, and efforts to complete the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, will increase competition in Japan for U.S. oilseed and vegetable products, according to the Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. The two agreements contain tariff concessions for a range of oilseeds and other products that, with current trade rules, pose a disadvantage for U.S. products.The Hagstrom Report points out that the Japan-EU agreement could enter into force as early as 2019, while CPTPP member states are undertaking domestic procedures to ratify the agreement. Last year, Japan imported $3 billion worth of oilseeds, 37 percent coming from the United States, worth $1.15 billion. Japan also imported $1.5 billion in vegetable oil and animal fat products, of which 3.2 percent, or approximately $48 million were from the United States.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img SHARE SHARE To help tell the story of poor broadband in rural communities, Indiana Farm Bureau surveyed its members to learn more about their day-to-day challenges with unreliable internet access. Of the 975 members who responded, 97% said having reliable high-speed broadband was important or extremely important to their future and the future of rural Indiana.“Hearing directly from our members about their struggles with internet access helps us advocate on behalf of them,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “What was most interesting about the survey were the hundreds of personal stories explaining the frustrations of trying to stay connected with the outside world.”The survey, which was distributed to INFB members in late February, asked questions ranging from the type of connection, reliability and speed, to the ability to access ag technology, e-learning programs and telehealth services.Within hours of the survey’s distribution, INFB received over 100 responses. “That level of engagement reinforced why expanding broadband to the unserved and underserved is our top priority for the 2021 session,” Kron said.A few highlights from INFB’s broadband survey, which was completed by members in every county, include:40% said their internet service is occasionally to frequently out of service.46% said their connection/speed for remote work is inadequate to poor.48% said they participated in a telehealth visit in the last 12 months, but many experienced connection issues due to poor bandwidth.53% said their connection/speed for farm technology, including data transfers, is inadequate to poor.56% said their connection/speeds for their home-based business is inadequate to poor.57% said their connection/speed for K-12 e-learning is inadequate to poor.The personal stories shared by members about the day-to-day struggles with poor connections and the impact it has on families puts the challenges into perspective.“Internet is no longer a luxury, like it was in the 1990s. Everything revolves around the internet – it’s how we operate our farm, our kids use it for school and our family uses it to stream movies and browse the web,” said Adam Wallace, Grant County farmer and INFB member. “Making broadband more available and affordable would make rural Indiana more appealing to people and businesses who are looking to move outside of city limits.”“As a physician anesthesiologist who also manages our hospital’s ICU, I frequently needed to remotely access patient labs and radiology results during the COVID crisis. It was not only frustrating when I was unexpectedly not able to log in, but it detracted from safe patient care,” said Dr. Daniel Hesler, Fountain County farmer and INFB member. “Reliable internet is not just a modern convenience to stream Netflix. It is as essential as rural electrical service. It impacts economic viability in most of the land mass of the state.”“As an older adult pursing my master’s degree, I can tell you that it’s extremely frustrating trying to attend online classes or take exams without reliable internet. I frequently have to go to my employer to take my exams or submit assignments to be sure that they are actually uploaded without any issues,” said Elisabeth McDonnell, Henry County farmer and INFB member. “On our farm, it is exceedingly difficult to manage daily activities, trading and downloads to run our business without proper internet speeds and bandwidth.”“I work for an international company and occasionally have video calls with people from around the globe,” said Ryan Millet, Kosciusko County farmer and INFB member. “It’s hard to coordinate and organize those events. Poor and inadequate service is frustrating as it’s a reflection of me.”With a month left in the 2021 legislative session, INFB will continue to work with lawmakers, urging them to increase required upload and download speeds and funding for the Next Level Grant Program as well as provide additional funding mechanisms for local governments to invest in broadband infrastructure.“The need for high-quality broadband to the last mile, last home and last acre has become as essential as electricity or water,” concluded Kron. INFB Members Say Broadband is Critical to the Future of Rural Indiana Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew App Provides Agriculture Education for StudentsNext articleNational Ag Week Highlights Farmers’ Work During Pandemic Indiana Farm Bureau Facebook Twitter By Indiana Farm Bureau – Mar 23, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News INFB Members Say Broadband is Critical to the Future of Rural Indianalast_img read more

first_imgMariana Rivas Horoscope: November 14, 2019 Facebook Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombia Horoscope: November 13, 2019 Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin + posts Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Horoscope: November 15, 2019center_img Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ ReddIt Linkedin Facebook printThe TCU Student Government Association is on a mission to have a full House.With only one more vacancy left in the House of Representatives, they have filled six positions in the past several weeks along with six new members to the Judicial Board.Before being selected, candidates for House and Judicial Board applied for their respective positions and were interviewed.Student Body President Ben Taylor was tasked with nominating Judicial Board members. He said he looked for a Justice that, “cares about TCU and has the ability to understand our documents and situations where people violate these documents, even from a perspective outside the SGA.”Jason Cline, Clayton Dana-Bashian, Rachel Heffelfinger, Anita Pai, Andy Rowland and Tate Smith were nominated and approved by the House of Representatives Sept. 19. They are tasked to join the rest of the Judicial Board in dealings that concern election disputes, code of ethics violations and the constitutionality of SGA initiatives, according to the SGA website.The representatives appointed were Charity Mason for Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, My Ngyuen and Ryan Chandler for the Neeley School of Business, Katie Kovarik for John V. Roach Honors College, Joe Laluzerne for the College of Fine Arts and Ontario Brown for the College of Education.Chandler said being involved with SGA has been the highlight of his year.“Everyone is so kind and determined to make the school better,” he said.The Elections and Regulations Committee is also currently interviewing candidates to fill a Class of 2018 representative vacancy. The candidate will be nominated for approval at the next House meeting Oct. 10. After this is position is filled, there is expected to be a full House.Representatives will hold office until the next election season in April 2018 and Judicial Board Justices will serve for the remainder of their time on campus. ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleFort Worth race and culture task force asks for community inputNext articleTCU’s innovative offense led them to victory against West Virginia Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information Organisation center_img Receive email alerts News News January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has written to participants in an important donors conference taking place today and tomorrow in Sri Lanka urging them to put pressure on the government to conduct a serious investigation into the 29 April murder of Tamil journalist Dharmeratnam “Taraki” Sivaram.”The Sri Lankan authorities have regrettably demonstrated a complete lack of will to solve cases of murders and physical attacks against journalists,” the press freedom organization said in its letter to the representatives of the World Bank and several countries participating in the conference, the Sri Lanka Development Forum, being held in the central town of Kandy.”Those who instigated and perpetrated the murders of journalists Mayilvaganam Nimalarajan, Aiyathurai Nadesan, Rohana Kumara, Nadarajah Atputharajah and Anthony Mariyanayagam during the past four years have never been brought to trial, and we call on you to publicly condemn this culture of impunity,” the letter said.While recognizing the importance of the forum’s main subject, namely post-tsunami reconstruction and development strategies, Reporters Without Borders said the agenda should also include press freedom, which is repeatedly violated in Sri Lanka.The editor of the Tamilnet news website, Sivaram was kidnapped at around 10:30 p.m. on 28 April and was found dead the next day. He had been shot several times in the head. Sivaram was known for his uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation, particularly since the emergence of a pro-government Tamil militia headed by Col. Karuna. May 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for murders of journalists to be discussed at donors conference July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WITH the upsurge in adventure racing and the growth in the alternative extreme sports market gripping the country, a new and exciting event is to take place in the world famous Aillwee caves in October, one designed to challenge adventure racers throughout the region. The popular Aillwee caves will provide runners and cyclists with the unique experience of racing through the famous tourist destination over the weekend of October 15 and 16.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It will entail running and mountain biking through the breathtaking Burren landscape, with the quirky addition of having part of the race hosted inside the famous cave.There will be two stages.This novel event is being held to build the public’s awareness of Muscular Dystrophy, a collective name for a range of neuromuscular conditions which are characterised by the progressive weakening and wasting of muscles.Well known Irish mountain bike specialist Niall Davis, fresh from attaining the title of Single Speed Mountain Bike World Champion, spoke of his excitement.“It’s a very novel thing to be riding through the cave. That combined with the stunning scenery around Aillwee, makes it a really enjoyable course. I can’t wait”.Amy Bramley of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled and very appreciative to the organisers of The Caveman for choosing MDI as the charity beneficiary.“We’re trying to raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy and the unique nature of this occasion will help us get the word out there. “Money raised will go towards the crucial respite support services provided to our 590 members nationwide”. In a bid to preserve and respect the beauty and uniqueness of the Burren landscape, a limited number of places are available.Only 100 runners and 100 cyclists will get the chance to take part. NewsLocal NewsUnderground adventure racing at the Aillwee cavesBy admin – September 27, 2011 688 Previous articleLocal solicitors told ‘be brief and to the point’Next articleMary Davis labelled a ‘blocking’ candidate for Fianna Fail adminlast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesAny Resolution Passed To Deny Legal Representation To Person Arrested Over ‘Free Kashmir’ Poster? Karnataka HC Asks Mysore Bar Association Mustafa Plumber15 Dec 2020 7:35 AMShare This – x The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Mysore District Bar Association, to by January 19, 2021, produce on record of the court the resolution, if any, passed by it along with its statement of objections precluding all its members from representing Nalini Balakumar, the student who was indicted on the charges of Sedition for holding a ‘Free Kashmir’ placard during the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Mysore District Bar Association, to by January 19, 2021, produce on record of the court the resolution, if any, passed by it along with its statement of objections precluding all its members from representing Nalini Balakumar, the student who was indicted on the charges of Sedition for holding a ‘Free Kashmir’ placard during the anti-CAA protests at the Mysore University campus on January 8. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty issued the direction while hearing a plea filed by Advocate Ramesh Naik. L. As per the plea, the Executive Committee of the Mysore District Bar Association on January 16, passed a resolution to not to file vakalath and appear on behalf Nalini, stating that she is accused as ‘Anti-National’. Naik has alleged that the Association did not stop at that and it went on to attach a copy of the resolution at multiple locations of Mysore City Court Complex and sent warning messages through print/electronic media to all its Advocate members to abide by its decision, otherwise stringent action would be taken. He has argued that a great deal of Advocate members do not support this resolution and there has been a lot of verbal conflict regarding this with the Association, but in vain. He submitted that a representation against the said resolution was also made before the Karnataka State Bar Council, which has not bothered to respond till date.Free Kashmir Placard At Mysore University : Bar Association Passes Resolution Deciding None Would Represent Accused The Petitioner has thus moved the high court, seeking to put down politicization of the Bar and seeking that appropriate directions be issued to the Respondent to not act against the Right, Privileges and interest of the Advocates of Mysore District. Naik has contended that Section 6 (d) and (dd) of the Advocate Act, 1961 imposes a duty upon the Karnataka State Bar Council, ‘to safeguard the rights, privileges and interest of Advocates on its roll” and ‘to promote the growth of Bar Associations for the purpose of effective implementation of the welfare scheme’ respectively. Hence any inaction on its part in this regard, amounts to violation of the aforesaid provisions of the Advocates Act, 1961. “Legal profession is the noblest and dignified. It commands great honour. The practice of Advocacy has the public utility flavor. An Advocate is to do his part individually and as a member of the organized Bar to improve his profession, the Court and the law. In a free society Advocate has a responsibility of acting as an intelligent, unselfish leader of public opinion,” the Petitioner has stressed. It is also argued that the Right to Practice is a Fundamental right guaranteed under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India. Thus, the decision of the Mysore District Bar Association or anyone for that matter, to restrict any of its Advocate members not to file vakalath on behalf of any accused person without sufficient cause, offends Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India. On January 27, a Mysuru court had granted anticipatory bail to the student, while holding that the Freedom of Speech is necessary for the success of Democracy.Earlier, the bench led by Chief Justice Oka had come down heavily on the resolution passed by the Hubli Bar Association vowing to not represent Kashmiri students arrested for sedition over alleged pro-Pakistan slogans. The Court summoned the officials of the Bar Association for explanation. Following the strictures of the Court, the Association withdrew the resolution.’Sheer Militancy’ : Karnataka HC Summons Office Bearers Of Hubli Bar Association For Resolution Against Sedition AccusedEvery One Has Right To Fair Trial; Kangaroo Courts Not Permitted’ : Karnataka HC On Hubli Bar Resolution Against Kashmiri StudentsNext Storylast_img read more

first_imgKuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s attorney Donna Rotunno likened prosecutors to “producers … writing the script” and creating a fictional “alternative universe” to obscure her claim that both women the film producer is charged with assaulting were engaged in consensual sexual relationships with him in a daylong closing statement by the defense Thursday.Rotunno insisted that the two main accusers only “relabeled” consensual experiences as sexual assaults after the fall of 2017, when revelations about Weinstein broke in The New York Times and The New Yorker. In a broadside aimed squarely at #MeToo movement skeptics, the defense attorney blamed the “re-labeling” on prosecutors.“They’ve created a universe that strips adult women of common sense, autonomy and responsibility,” she said. “It’s offensive, actually.”“In their universe, women are not responsible for the parties they attend, the men they flirt with, the choices they make to further their own careers, the hotel invitations, the plane tickets they accept,” Rotunno charged.“In this universe they are not even responsible for sitting at their computers and sending emails to men across the country,” she added. “The powerful man is the villain, so unattractive and large that no woman would want to sleep with him voluntarily.”Rotunno charged that prosecutors were using the accusers to put Weinstein in jail.“I feel sorry for [the rape accuser],” Rotunno said. “[She] is a victim of the state. … The people of the state of New York used [the rape accuser].”Rotunno spoke for a total of nearly five hours on Thursday.Weinstein is charged with five felony counts for allegedly raping one woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi in 2006. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and claims any sexual encounters were consensual.Rotunno sought early on to limit the jurors’ focus to the two complaining witnesses. She said Haleyi and the rape accuser — whom ABC News is not naming because she has not publicly identified herself like other witnesses — were the stars of the fictional “universe” prosecutors built around their accounts.“You’ve heard from many witnesses in this case … but in the end it only comes down to those two and if you don’t believe Miriam Haleyi or [the rape accuser] you don’t have to evaluate anything else,” Rotunno said.She zeroed in on the fact that both of the complaining witnesses Weinstein is charged with attacking continued to contact him, usually by email, after they were victimized.Rotunno cited dozens of emails from both women to Weinstein after the alleged assaults, many of them seeking some sort of favor from him — whether it be professional support or advice about their own projects, movie premiere tickets or simply personal advice.“There wasn’t one email between Miriam Haleyi and Harvey Weinstein or [rape accuser] and Harvey Weinstein that in any way, shape or form that established that an assault had occurred,” she said. Had there been, Rotunno insisted, “there wouldn’t be a screen big enough” for prosecutors to display it on.Then she extended the accusation to all the accusers in the case.Ticking off the names of all six women who testified that Weinstein assaulted them, Rotunno noted that “every single one of these women reached out [afterward] and asked for things — and he does anything he can do.”“This is not a monster,” she said. “This is a guy who, any time anyone asks for help, not only does he get his assistants to help, but he says, ‘What else can I do?’”‘Can you believe that?’Rotunno underscored the rape accuser’s description of the alleged March 2013 attack.“She claims she was assaulted in a New York hotel,” Rotunno claimed. “And to be fair — even if we look at her testimony and her testimony alone, even if you believe every word she says about what happened in that hotel room, it does not rise to the level of a rape.”Quoting the rape accuser’s testimony, Rotunno read aloud, “I gave up at that point and I undressed and he stood over me until I was completely naked then he told me to lie on the bed.” The accuser said Weinstein went into the bathroom briefly and “then he came out naked and got on top of me. That is when he put himself inside of me.”“She does not say at this point she said ‘no,’” Rotunno said. “She does not say at that point she tried to push him off her in any way.”The accuser had earlier testified that prior to the alleged attack she tried to flee the room when Weinstein got angry, but he held the door closed while — just beneath him — she tried in vain to pull open the door and flee.Rotunno also cited the accuser’s testimony that her “biggest fear” and “worst nightmare” after the attack was that her friends would see her coming out of a room with Weinstein and think less of her for it.“Can you believe that?” Rotunno asked jurors.Noting that Weinstein normally stays at higher-priced hotels than the Doubletree, Rotunno contended that he only booked a room there because he was meeting his girlfriend for a sexual tryst.Rotunno said Weinstein booked the room “one, to make it convenient for [the rape accuser] and, two, because he was going to see the woman he was having a sexual relationship with. Does that make more sense?” she asked jurors.Displaying one email communication after the next between the rape accuser and Weinstein, Rotunno said that of correspondence: “This man says nothing but kind things to Mimi and [the rape accuser].”Rotunno also sought to generate suspicion of Haleyi’s motives by assailing the woman’s attorney, Gloria Allred, who also represents accuser Lauren Young.The defense attorney noted that while Haleyi testified that she has not filed a civil lawsuit against Weinstein to date, she acknowledged on cross-examination that “anything’s possible.”“She hires Gloria Allred, who sits here every day,” Rotunno said, gesturing to Allred sitting perched in the front row.“Allred hasn’t been paid,” the defense attorney noted. “She doesn’t sit here for her health. She sits here because she knows there’s a pot of gold at the end of this trial.”‘She’s a star’Rotunno took issue with actress Annabella Sciorra’s account of being raped by Weinstein sometime during the winter of 1993-94.“Annabella says the reason I didn’t tell anyone is because I didn’t think it was rape,” Rotunno said, adding derisively, “Yeah.”“A woman who is 33 years old from Brooklyn in the entertainment industry knows what rape is,” Rotunno continued.“That story she told you about him holding her hands above her head … and him forcing himself inside her? If that’s not rape, what is?” she said.Rotunno suggested that Sciorra fabricated the rape story to advance her career.“She’s now more relevant than she was before. … She’s changed her memory and now she’s raped. Once again, she’s a star. She has new agents. Now she’s the darling of the [#MeToo] movement,” Rotunno said.Rotunno went on to assert that accuser Lauren Young “lied” about her account of being trapped in a hotel bathroom where she said she was sexually assaulted.The defense attorney scoffed at Dawn Dunning’s account of being propositioned for a threesome in exchange for roles in three Weinstein films, saying that “if she was so upset” about Weinstein allegedly sexually assaulting her in a hotel room earlier, she never would have gone to sign the acting contracts.At another point, she mocked accuser Tarale Wullf’s memory problems.Rotunno also suggested jurors should be suspicious of the accusers because none testified about getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases after their encounters with Weinstein.“Not one of these women that you’ve heard from over the course of four weeks — not one — has said, ‘I didn’t call police. I didn’t call law enforcement. I didn’t call my friends, but I went and had an STD test,’” she said.‘New York City common sense’Earlier, Rotunno urged jurors to divorce their emotions from their opinions.“You may have had a gut feeling that you thought Harvey Weinstein might be guilty,” Rotunno said. “Throw that gut feeling out the window.”“Use your New York City common sense like a beacon: Every time you feel emotion taking over, I want you to remember that common sense as you evaluate the evidence because it will lead you to right choice,” she added.She asked jurors to think about the portrait painted of Weinstein by the accusers.“In the alternative universe that prosecutors have created for you, Harvey Weinstein is a monster: he’s unattractive, he’s overweight,” she said. “They showed you naked photographs of him. Ask yourself why? To do nothing more than shame him. There was absolutely no reason whatsoever to show those photographs — not one. No issue of identification.”“You don’t have to like Mr. Weinstein — this is not a popularity contest,” Rotunno said at another point.“If you look at the evidence alone,” she said, gesturing toward the prosecutors’ table, “they lose.”Asked outside of court what he thought of Rotunno’s closing, an upbeat Weinstein alluded to one of his own Oscar-winning movies, The King’s Speech, with Colin Firth.“I loved it,” Weinstein said. “It was the queen’s speech. It was better.”Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi is expected to present the state’s closing arguments on Friday. Jury deliberations are to begin on Tuesday, following a three-day holiday weekend.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more