Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of Europe TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of Europe Organisation Source: Twitter Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of French freelance reporter Loup Bureau, who is the latest journalist to be jailed on a terrorism charge in Turkey. He has been held for the past eight days in the southeast of the country.Bureau was arrested on 26 July near the Iraqi border, in an unstable region where he was preparing a report on the Kurdish issue and what life is like for the local population. After five days in police custody, he was charged and taken to a prison in the town of Şırnak on 1 August.He is accused of terrorism-related activities, a charge often brought against journalists nowadays in Turkey. Last week, RSF attended the start of the trial of 17 employees of the independent newspaper Cumhuriyet who are facing up to 43 years in prison on terrorism charges.“We call for Loup Bureau’s immediate release,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We are extremely concerned about his imprisonment and the serious charges brought against him. He is just a journalist. We hope that the Turkish investigators will soon recognize this.”Aged 27, Bureau is on the point of completing his journalism studies and is due to defend his thesis next month. He has already covered many of the world’s hotspots including Egypt, where he spend a year after the 2011 revolution, and Ukraine, where he was one of the authors of an award-winning report on the Maidan protests.He has also covered Pakistan’s Tribal Areas and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. It seems that a report he did for TV5Monde in 2013 on Syrian Kurdish militias fighting Islamic State is being treated by Turkish judicial investigators as evidence against him.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The situation of its media was already worrying but has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison – a world record.Foreign journalists are no longer spared. Several dozen have been expelled in the past two years and some are being detained. They include Deniz Yücel , a journalist with German and Turkish dual nationality. News News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey August 3, 2017 RSF urges Turkey to free French freelancer held on terrorism charge Receive email alerts News to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Why Homeownership Rate Can’t Keep Pace with Increase in Income Levels Share Save Homeownership Rate 2016-10-06 Kendall Baer Related Articles October 6, 2016 1,224 Views Tagged with: Homeownership Rate The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Rising Tide of Home Equity Next: Braving the Storm, Bettering the Industry Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Why Homeownership Rate Can’t Keep Pace with Increase in Income Levels About Author: Kendall Baer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The homeownership rate is shrinking despite income increases and signs of a massive decline that spans education levels are becoming clearer, according to a recent report from Redfin.Over the last 10 years, the national rate has fallen by 4 percent to 63 percent of Americans owning homes. One factor to this is home prices moving faster than incomes. It is Redfin’s belief that something big must shift for this pattern to change its course. In the most recent data, incomes increased the most they have in decades, but the homeownership rate still didn’t keep pace.”The bad news is income has not been keeping up with home prices,” says Eric Scharnhorst, Redfin Livability Analyst. “But the good news is that between 2014-2015, middle class incomes jumped more than they ever have (5.2 percent). So there is that silver lining and we will see how that plays over the next ten years.”From 1995 and 2005, the gap in homeownership between households with a bachelor’s degree or higher and those that didn’t graduate high school widened nationwide from 14 percent to 21 percent. This was due to the college-educated group increasing their rate of homeownership while the group that didn’t graduate high school decreased their rate of homeownership.Redfin’s data shows that overall, higher educated people are more likely to become homeowners with just one exception to that rule being high school grads versus households without a bachelor’s degree that took some college courses. Both of these subgroups have the same rate of homeownership nationwide even at the city level.Redfin hypothesizes that one possible explanation could be student loans, which create an extra monthly payment that reduces leverage from a home loan application. Redfin notes that the average monthly payoff of $242 for student loans cuts $57,000 off of the top of a home loan, and this moves a whole sector of homes out of reach for these potential buyers.The report does say that shared declines are only part of the picture. Looking further at the data provides insight that shows the most educated households are less vulnerable to foreclosures than the least educated. Redfin believes this is most likely because the most educated households tend to make more money, but this could mean the current sorting will remain the same until a future economic shock, such as another housing or job crisis, will further widen the gap. Subscribe
More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe dark scheme kitchen at Thornclyffe Residences, Kangaroo Point. The penthouse living area at Thornclyffe Residences. Thornclyffe Residences is at Kangaroo Point.Developer manager Andrew Travers, of The Kenlynn Group, said there would be two sub-penthouses on level six, and on level seven there would be two penthouses with exclusive use of the private rooftop terrace. Thornclyffe Residences ensuite.Mr Travers said the two-bedroom apartments in the complex would average 110sq m of internal space plus a balcony.All apartments will come with balconies and share a residents-only swimming pool.“Most enjoy city or river aspects, or aspects overlooking the heritage-listed Shafston House,” Mr Travers said. Thornclyffe House at Kangaroo Point. Photo: SuppliedA newly restored heritage-listed home will be incorporated into the design of a new eight-storey apartment building at Kangaroo Point. Thornclyffe Residences, a 20-unit complex, will feature a mix of two and three-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses. A spacious bedroom is very spacious.Thornclyffe House, is on the local heritage list, and Mr Travers said while it was challenging to incorporate in the project, it would soon become a prominent aspect.The house itself will be priced over $2 million, after being fully renovated with a modern extension on the back.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home will be visible after being hidden behind a concrete wall for a long time.“The previous development approval was that the house was being converted into a common space, but we felt it was important to retain the historical use of the house as a residence,’’ Mr Travers said.“The original Thornclyffe was built in approximately 1886 by Barbara Murphy and is a very good example of an 1880s Victorian-era upper-middle class Queenslander home.”Apartments are priced from $750,000 for a two-bedder, ranging up to $2.995 million. The penthouse ensuite with a dark colour scheme.Mr Travers said the development would attract buyers as there would be very few investors and short-term tenants onsite.Bruce Goddard, of Place Projects, said the project was being marketed at owner-occupiers, downsizers, and professional couples working in the city.“Anyone who is looking for quality, generous sized liveable residences with the amenity, accessibility, and convenience provided by the Kangaroo Point address,” Mr Goddard said. Thornclyffe Residences.
TVNZ One News 21 June 2016Family First Comment: Timely warning through the smoke-screen of decriminalising marijuana Two former New Zealand police officers who went under cover filming how easy it is to buy medicinal marijuana in California warn this country needs to proceed with absolute caution if it’s to legalise medicinal marijuana.Kirk Hardy and his colleague Glen Dobson run a workplace drug testing programme and say nothing would be better for their business than if cannabis laws were relaxed in New Zealand.But they say New Zealanders have no idea that one of the world’s best known models for medicinal marijuana in California is rife with abuse.“It’s only when you start peeling back the layers and having a look at it, that you see it for what it is. It’s farcical,” said Mr Hardy, chief executive of The Drug Detection Agency.At a clinic in San Francisco, a receptionist took Mr Dobson’s name, hotel address and driver’s licence, and listed any ailments and current medication.He had his blood pressure checked, paid money and told a doctor via an iPad, he had “recently started to get slightly more frequent headaches” and was finding it “a bit difficult to get to sleep”.After Mr Dobson told the doctor marijuana had “definitely” been helpful for those symptoms, the doctor recommended morning exercise and plenty of liquids, the cannabis recommendation a mere formality in the under-two-minute consultation.Keith Graves, a US drug education consultant, says the medicinal marijuana system is an embarrassment.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/ex-cops-caution-nz-medicinal-marijuana-after-testing-farcical-california-system
“But I could absolutely foresee a place for DeMarcus here if he wanted to come back. It’s just a question of what are his goals? What’s out there for him?”Cousins had an up-and-down year with Golden State. He was cleared to play in January but struggled at times while adjusting to his role. Then he tore his left quad muscle in Game 2 of Golden State’s opening-round playoff series against the Clippers. He missed several games before returning in the finals. Cousins, a four-time All-Star, averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 30 games this past season. The report notes the Kings are instead interested in growing their younger players and playing at a faster pace. They have also have tried to stay away from big personalities (like Cousins’) since trading him to the Pelicans in 2017. “If you’re talking about the Sacramento Kings, we know exactly how we’re going to play,” general manager Vlade Divac said. “Uptempo, athleticism and shooting. The big guy has to check all those boxes for us to be somebody we consider to draft (or sign).” Related News NBA free agency rumors: Nikola Vucevic will commit to a 4-year, $100M deal with Magic NBA free agency rumors: JaVale McGee to meet with Rockets, could leave Lakers NBA free agency rumors: 76ers could make major play for Malcolm Brogdon Could DeMarcus Cousins end up with the Kings when free agency begins Sunday? According to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources, the center would be open to returning to Sacramento. The Kings, however, have not expressed interest in signing Cousins. The Undefeated reported earlier this week that seven NBA teams have expressed interest for the center, including the Knicks and the Clippers. Cousins was in a tough position last offseason when he entered free agency after two seasons with the Pelicans. He was dealing with a torn Achilles that would keep him sidelined much into the 2018-19 season. He ended up signing a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Warriors.Now, Golden State can offer him up to $6.8 million on a one-year deal but Warriors coach Steve Kerr questioned whether Cousins would accept that.“I think there’s a chance,” Kerr said. “I would say the hope is frankly that he can do a lot better financially than what we could offer him. But who knows? Every year is different. There are a lot more teams with cap room this summer than last summer. This summer’s going to be a wild free-agent market, and we have to figure out our own situation, particularly with Klay (Thompson) and Kevin (Durant) and how all that shakes out.
9 Sep 2015 England target a home win The Senior Men’s Home Internationals return to England next week when the championship is played at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club in Sussex.The three-day round robin tournament starts on Tuesday, 15 September, when Scotland, the titleholders, take on Wales and England face Ireland, the European senior team champions for the past two years.England captain Roy Smethurst said: “We have a tough start against Ireland but our lads will be up for it and will be looking forward to getting off to a good start.”The team is made up of the six players who took fifth place for England in the European championship in Bulgaria, together with European senior champion Clive Jones. Several of the players have been to practice on the course and Jones, who lives in France, comes from Sussex and enjoys local knowledge.England will be aiming to regain possession of the trophy which they have held six times, most recently in 2013. England’s first victory was in the inaugural match in 2002 at Nairn Dunbar in Scotland, when the team included Smethurst.Since then, the team has won at Aberdovey, Wales, in 2004; Caldy, England, in 2007; Tenby, Wales, in 2008; Southerndown, Wales, in 2012; and Royal County Down, Ireland, in 2013.Ireland have won the title outright four times and shared the honours once with Wales. Scotland, the defending champions, also won in 2006 and both their victories have been on their home ground, at Dunbar and last year at North Berwick.Crowborough Beacon Golf Club is a regular host of county events and enjoys a dramatic heathland setting on one of the highest points in Sussex with far reaching views to the sea 22 miles away.Each match will consist of three morning foursomes and six afternoon singles. Play will start at 0745 each day, with the first singles teeing off at 1315. Spectators are welcome and full scores, reports will be available here.The teams:EnglandIan Attoe (Worplesdon)Stephen East (Moortown)Clive Jones (Toulouse)Alan Mew (Stoneham)David Niven (Newbury & Crookham)Richard Partridge (Wildernesse)Mark Stones (Boyce Hill)IrelandTom ClearyDenis DeasyBilly DonlonNigel DukeMaurice KellyJohn MitchellAdrian MorrowScotlandGraham BellLindsay BlairIan BrotherstonJohn FraserDavid GardnerMalcolm ReidRobert StewartWalesPaul BloomfieldRobert BroadNigel EvansPhil SuttonGlyn ReesJeff ThomasAndrew Williams
JOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, CONQUEST ENFORCER, WINNER: “I can’t ask for better than that (two victories on his return from France). It was a great day. This horse was very sharp. I just wanted to get him to relax. He broke so sharp, I just wanted him to relax on the lead. He didn’t relax until the backside and then he got going. Phil (D’Amato) said he has a great turn of foot and he seemed so sharp. I was a little worried in the stretch, but he kicked away.”JOEL ROSARIO, MITTERSILL, SECOND: “He ran very hard and the horse that won wasn’t stopping. My horse was trying hard, but was just second-best today. I was very comfortable with the pace, and I think the pace was fair. He put in a good run at the end.”TRAINER QUOTESPHILIP D’AMATO, CONQUEST ENFORCER, WINNER: “I am very happy. He’s settled into our program really nicely and I think the sky is the limit with this horse. Prat is a great fit for him. This horse actually reminds me of Obviously and he guided Obviously to a nice Breeders’ Cup win and hopefully next year we’re doing the same with this horse.”NOTES: The winning owners are Loooch Racing Stable, LLC, Imaginary Stables and Raquel Ritchie.
As a cinematographer, the lens choices you make are incredibly important. Let’s take a look at some lenses every cinematographer should own.Top image: behind the scenes of Birdman via Fox SearchlightOn most major film sets, the cinematographer will have a wide range of options when it comes to lenses, but this is only because he or she has the budget to do so. When you’re a documentary or indie filmmaker, your budget is much smaller — and lens options become quite limited. Because of this many indie-cinematographers will elect to stick to three go-to lenses.Spending the majority of my time in documentary film has forced me to consistently operate with as few as two lenses. I usually found myself working with a 50mm prime and a zoom lens, preferably a Canon 70-200mm. That all changed when I returned to my narrative roots by adding reenactments into my documentary work. This is when I was introduced to working exclusively with prime lenses.For traditional documentaries a zoom lens is still a necessity. With all of this in mind, let’s look at two lenses you should always use regardless of genre. For the third, we’ll look at an option for documentary film work and an option for indie film work.Two Must-Have PrimesImage via Zeiss Optical28mm PrimeNo matter your project, you’re going to need a wide-angle lens, and the 28mm prime is a good wide-angle option. While I prefer to use the 21mm for most of my work, the 28mm is a happy medium between the 21mm and the 35mm. It’s not too wide and not too narrow. It’s just right. Plus, it’s a great lens to use on a Steadicam or shoulder rig.Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 – $510Zeiss Prime 28mm f/2.0 – $1283Zeiss CP.2 28mm T2.1 – $3990Schneider PC-TS 28mm f/4.5 – $679950mm PrimeImage via PetapixelIt bears repeating: the nifty fifty is one lens everyone should own or use on each production. It simulates the human eye better than any other lens, and it’s been the go-to lens for filmmakers from every genre for a century. The technology behind the glass is incredibly impressive, and a high-quality 50mm lens won’t kill your budget.Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 – $349Rokinon Cine DS 50mm T1.5 – $549Zeiss Prime 50mm f/1.4 ZE – $725Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L – $1349Zeiss Compact Prime 50mm T2.1 – $3999Options for Your Third LensImage via Wikimedia CommonsDocumentary: 70-200mm ZoomEvery traditional documentary production I’ve ever been a part of utilized a Canon 70-200mm telephoto lens. This was ingrained in me early on as being the definitive zoom lens for filmmakers needing to run and gun while capturing observational footage. There are three versions of this telephoto lens, which have three different price points. I’ve personally used all three options and I’ll state the obvious: the f/4.0 is obviously not as fast as the f/2.8 versions, and the difference between the f/2.8L and the f/2.8 ISII is minimal.Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II – $1999Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L – $1249Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L – $599Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 – $769Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 – $1149Indie: 85mm PrimeYou won’t need to run and gun when working on a narrative project. Your scenes will be scripted, which will allow you to keep the camera on the sticks. Plus, while the image quality of a really good telephoto zoom lens can be amazing, it’s rarely ever going to match or surpass the image quality of a prime lens.Ziess Telephoto 85mm f/1.8 – $1283Ziess Compact Prime 85mm T2.1 – $1999Rokinon Cine 85mm T1.5 – $399Don’t Own Lenses? No Problem!Image via Will StraussIs your budget stretched thin? Do you not have the cash to purchase any of these previously mentioned lenses? Well, don’t worry. You’re not really operating at a disadvantage.Many filmmakers elect to simply rent their lenses for every project. Now, this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t buy equipment. Sometimes producers and directors will be looking to save money by hiring cinematographers who have that equipment available.It really all comes down to your ability to frame an image. If you can do this successfully and consistently, then you should have no problem finding work whether you have your own equipment or not.Are your go-to lenses different than those above? Do you own your lenses or rent them? Give us your feedback in the comments below.
Keysight Technologies announced its continuing collaboration with China Mobile Communications Group (CMCC) to develop 5G technologies that enable the world’s largest mobile operator to perform 5G Radio Frequency modelling and simulation.Keysight’s SystemVue enables the mobile operator to create realistic modelling and simulation of 5G RF systems to determine relevant performance metrics to apply to its network. CMCC is a leading mobile operator driving 5G commercialization in China and is actively contributing to the 5G standardization process in the 3GPP standards body. CMCC uses SystemVue to build end-to-end system level simulation that involve 5G Baseband, RF, Antenna, as well as Wireless Channel modeling. These simulations have helped CMCC achieve desired results in standardization contributions, 5G specification, and application development. SystemVue offers engineers the blocks necessary to build and optimize a signal source, baseband transceiver, RF transceiver, phased array antenna, and perform signal analysis, thereby accelerating development within a single software platform.Keysight’s 5G NR software solutions, which include SystemVue, enables device and network equipment manufacturers to simulate, prototype and validate physical layer implementations with greater insight and confidence. 5G NR software solutions cover the full product design cycle with simulation, signal creation and analysis, with uplink and downlink directions, providing transmitter and receiver simulation and test.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Kontron: COM Express Type 6 module with 8th Gen Intel Core/ Xeon E processorsNext Particle: production-ready LTE cellular solution for future proofing IoT
On December 1 – World AIDS Day and Giving Tuesday – the first ever (SHOPATHON)RED to fight AIDS officially kicks off.A (RED) shopping extravaganza featuring the likes of Bono, Scarlett Johansson, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Meryl Streep and co-produced by VICE Media, (SHOPATHON)RED will live on-air and online through the holidays, selling iconic (RED) products, limited edition pieces, and the chance for fans to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities in partnership with the online giving platform, Omaze.Raising money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, every dollar will be matched by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, up to $20 million, meaning there have never been more reasons to SHOP (RED) and SAVE LIVES.“The progress we have made in the fight against AIDS is immense, but so is the jeopardy if we grow complacent and think we’ve conquered this vicious little virus… Because we haven’t! We have to keep pushing until everyone who needs treatment can get it and until we can prevent the millions of unnecessary new infections we are still seeing every year,” said Bono, co-founder of (RED) and ONE Campaign. “Justice often calls for the power of strange bedfellows, which is why (SHOPATHON)RED is where you’ll see everyone from Bill Gates to Snoop Dogg, Vice and Game of Thrones campaigning to get closer to finishing AIDS once and for all.”On December 1, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will kick off (SHOPATHON)RED with a tongue-in-cheek take on the world of home shopping. Joined by Olivia Wilde, the show will feature (RED) products and guest stars launching once-in-a-lifetime experiences to help the fight to end AIDS. Appearances include Bono, Matt Damon, a live performance by The Killers and special segments with Tom Brady and Shaquille O’Neal, among other surprises. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35|10:35 CT on ABC.“We’re doing a very special show on December 1 with many stars in support of (RED) to raise money to fight AIDS on World AIDS Day. It will be a great show for an important issue,” said Jimmy Kimmel.Want to visit the Game of Thrones set, or hit the saddle for a bike ride with Bono? These are just some of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can be won on Omaze, the online giving platform. Other experiences include;• Going on a one day wellness break with Snoop Dogg in Colorado • A ’K’ONTOUR’ makeover with Kim Kardashian and her glam squad • Having your portrait painted by James Franco • Jimmy Kimmel giving your kid ‘the talk’! • Getting a passing lesson from Tom Brady • Walking the red carpet with Meryl Streep • Getting snapped with Shaquille O’Neal for your 2016 holiday card • Hanging backstage with The Weeknd • Going to a UT game with Matthew McConaughey • Announcing the No.1 track with Ryan Seacrest on the American Top 40 • Assisting Stephen Curry with his pre-game tunnel shot!These stars, and many others, are offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in support of World AIDS Day. For as little as $10, fans can enter now for their chance to win on Omaze.com/RED, with proceeds going to fight AIDS with (RED). Entries close on January 21, 2016.(RED) has teamed up with Gilt, the innovative online shopping destination, to be the official e-commerce partner for the campaign. From December 1st thru 16th, Gilt.com will offer more than 100 stylish (RED) and limited edition products that ‘give back’ with every purchase, raising money to fight AIDS. Gilt will offer something for everyone’s holiday list, featuring products from brands including Alessi, Alex and Ani, Warby Parker, Jennifer Meyer, Converse, Le Creuset, Fatboy, Fresh, Jonathan Adler, Moleskine, Mophie and more.The store will also offer special limited edition items including a ‘Love Me’ canvas tote bag by artist Curtis Kulig, a printed motif t-shirt designed by EJ Johnson and a very special (RED) flower bouquet from Farmgirl Flowers. To shop this exclusive sale, visit www.gilt.com/RED.(RED)’s founding apparel partner, Gap, is announcing a $1 million commitment to the fight to end AIDS and is debuting a range of new (RED) styles that will support this promise. Gap denim jackets and t-shirts for men, women and children and a onesie for baby will all be available on Gilt.com/RED, and will also be available in the U.S. on Gap.com and at the 680 5th Avenue (at 54th Street) New York City.(RED) and eBay are collaborating to auction off one-of-a-kind (RED) pieces and one-on-one brunch experiences with iconic global business figures.Among those offering an hour or more long brunch include: Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, Ari Emanuel, Co-CEO of WME and IMG, Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Warby Parker, Biz Stone, Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founders of Twitter, Jonathan Adler, CEO of Jonathan Adler Enterprises, Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, and a trip to Italy to meet Alessandro Mendini, Alessi Design Contributor. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED) said; “We’re always looking for ways to partner with the smartest creative minds to help solve one of the world’s greatest problems… but a problem that we can now imagine ending. We’re so grateful to all of the musicians, actors, artists, athletes, brands and creators for their (RED) partnership in helping us deliver an AIDS free generation by 2020. Think of the launch of (SHOPATHON)RED as a countdown to reaching that goal.”“(RED)’s support of the Global Fund has been absolutely fundamental to our collective success,” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “Delivering private sector investment where it’s needed most – to programs on the ground aimed at controlling a preventable and treatable disease. (RED)’s World AIDS Day campaign comes at a critical moment when funding and focus are needed most to see the world towards the finish line.”There are even more ways for people to support (RED) and fight AIDS; • For the eighth year, (RED) partner Starbucks will contribute 10 cents for every handcrafted beverage sold at participating US and Canada locations to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. • From Nov 30 – Dec 4, Supercell is turning all three of their incredibly popular games (RED) – Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and Hay Day. Special (RED) items are available only on iOS with 100% of proceeds going to fight AIDS. • Through December 20th, fans of concerts, sports, theatre and family events can support (RED) by adding a $5-25 contribution to their Ticketmaster and Live Nation ticket purchases. • On December 1st, the Uber app will go (RED). Riders in the US will be able to choose to ride (RED), which will allow them to make a $5 donation to fight AIDS at the end of their trip.In addition to co-producing (SHOPATHON)RED, VICE takes a look at the revolutionary breakthroughs in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatments in the brand new VICE Special Report: Countdown to Zero, airing at 9pm ET/PT on December 1, exclusively on HBO. The 60-minute report is hosted by VICE co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi.