Video of the day thumbnail LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “We would then go straight through to the Premiership play-off final. However, Pontypridd are playing really well at the moment too, in three competitions. We just have to hope that having just one competition to focus on will work in our favour. In terms of future plans, I’m not looking too far ahead, I just want to keep playing well for Neath and hopefully something else will come along in terms of Regional offers.” Neath’s Tom James has won the Principality Player of the Month award for March. The 21 year old scrum half has been an influential member of the Welsh All Blacks side this season following the return to New Zealand of Kevin Farrell.The Aberystwyth-born, Llandovery College product has scored nine tries in the Principality Premiership this season, including three in March – against Swansea and Newport at home and Cross Keys away – helping them to their current position at the top of the league.He said, “Things have gone well this season, despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the SWALEC Cup and the British Irish Cup. We’re pushing to finish the league season as top club, and that fate is still in our hands if we win our final two games – away to Aberavon and Carmarthen Quins – with bonus points. Neath head coach Patrick Horgan added, “Tom has really come on this season in particular, making the Number 9 shirt his own since Kevin Farrell’s departure. He switched to scrum half two years ago after previously playing centre and outside half and he’s been a key member of the team this year, an excellent club man. We slipped up against Bedwas at the start of the season and a few people write us off but we’ve got ourselves back into a position now to retain the title and we’re determined to do that.”James was selected for the award by Premiership coaches and WRU performance and development staff.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Or click here if you prefer a digital version of the magazineAnd if you’d like 50% off a subscription to Rugby World Magazine click here Brian O’Driscoll and Declan Kidney will lead out an eager Irish sideThe men in green must learn the lessons of four years ago if they are to fulfil their potential, says Katie FieldLooking at Ireland’s World Cup record, the less said about the 2007 tournament the better. With that year’s Triple Crown under their belts and a team packed with talent, Ireland looked odds-on to challenge the southern hemisphere giants for the Webb Ellis Cup.However, they returned from France as the only one of the home nations sides still to never have got beyond the quarter-finals and – even worse – having failed to even get out of their group for the first time.It’s a period of their history they would love to erase from the memory banks – but as the vast majority of the squad from 2007 are preparing to fly to New Zealand, if they don’t learn from the mistakes of four years ago there is a danger of repeating them.Ireland’s 2007 squad should have been the best prepared ever. The players had enjoyed four years of cosseting by the Irish Rugby Union, with long pre-seasons, rest periods and improved conditioning. Their pack was strong, their backs were formidable – they had so much going for them.Yet they struggled to beat the two weaker sides in their pool, Namibia and Georgia, and then lost 25-3 to France and 30-15 to Argentina. They finished the pool with a points difference of minus 18, compared to Argentina’s plus 110 and France’s plus 151.Jamie Heaslip’s heads back to New Zealand for the first time after a 5 week suspension for kneeing Richie McCawThere were rumours of disharmony in the camp, over-training, boredom and a lack of a tactical plan B. In the ensuing months the players and management struggled to explain themselves. One thing was certain – the IRFU’s decision to award coach Eddie O’Sullivan a new four-year contract a week before the tournament looked foolhardy almost before the ink was dry and he went after the 2008 Six Nations.Declan Kidney has been in charge since the 2008 November Tests and took Ireland to the holy grail of the Grand Slam in 2009. Now it’s his first World Cup at the helm. Ireland begin their Pool C campaign against the USA on 11 September. They will need to get all the impetus they can as next up are group favourites Australia, on 17 September. Kidney will have the chance to use the depth of his squad for the next game as it’s against the minnows from Russia, before Ireland conclude their pool matches with a potentially massive clash against Italy in Dunedin on 2 October.There are plenty of factors in Ireland’s favour and their 24-8 win over England at the end of the Six Nations made a big difference to their perceived World Cup chances. After failing to consistently recapture their Grand Slam form of 2009, Ireland suddenly looked like a force to be reckoned with.In Brian O’Driscoll they have a captain who is among the world’s all-time greats and the squad has a good mix of youth and experience. Ronan O’Gara, Paul O’Connell, David Wallace, Donncha O’Callaghan and Gordon D’Arcy are still going strong, while Johnny Sexton, Luke Fitzgerald, Keith Earls, Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy have all stepped up to the plate. Add to the mix Tommy Bowe and Jamie Heaslip, who were left out last time, and Stephen Ferris, who is twice the player he was when he went to RWC 2007, and it’s clear Ireland have a wonderful blend.Their strength in depth has improved too. As Kidney said at the end of the Six Nations: “We won the Grand Slam with not a whole lot of players. Now, we have a broader base. We can cope with a few bangs and knocks. If somebody doesn’t turn up for work, we’re better equipped to carry that.”One area which has been of long-standing concern is the scrum, but even that looks healthier now, with Mike Ross partnering an ever-improving Healy in the front row. England manager Martin Johnson summed it up nicely by saying: “Ireland are in a good place. In 2007 they had a hugely disappointing World Cup, so a lot of their guys know it’ll be their last go at the World Cup, which is not a bad way to go into it. They have a huge amount of experience in their team and some good young guys have come through as well. Their front row stood up pretty well, and they have good options at both scrum-half and fly-half.”So, what are Ireland’s causes for concern? The fact many of their squad suffered the horrors of the last World Cup might be a strength or a weakness, depending on how they handle it mentally. They couldn’t deal with the pressure of being among the favourites last time, so how will the old stagers cope with the burden of having just one final shot at World Cup glory?Another worry is Italy’s improving form. Yes, they finished last in the Six Nations but they beat France and Ireland only avoided defeat thanks to a late O’Gara drop-goal. If Italy build up some momentum in the pool they will give Ireland a run for their money.Ireland rose to fourth in the IRB world rankings at the end of March, with only the Tri-Nations sides ahead of them. So Kidney has great raw ingredients to work with – but he must make sure the camp is happier than four years ago. That might inspire more performances like the one Ireland produced against England.“The World Cup only comes up once in four years,” says Kidney. “It’s important we look forward to it because guys are going to be in hotels for a long time. If we can enjoy the experience then the way we played against England, with improvements in certain areas, can happen again.”Ireland’s World Cup record Ireland in numbers1987 Quarter-final IRB world ranking 4th1991 Quarter-final Clubs 2211995 Quarter-final Registered players 153,0801999 Quarter-final play-off Senior male players 25,4402003 Quarter-final Referees 2,3802007 Group phaseThis article appeared in Part 1 of our Rugby World Cup Supplement.To get a copy of the supplement contact [email protected] LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 26: (L to R) Brian O’Driscoll Captain) and Declan Kidney (Coach) of Ireland pose with the trophy during the RBS Six Nations Launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images for RBS)
Good times: England celebrate the try5. Selection – There are still concerns at the XV Martin Johnson picked to play Scotland. I’d bring in Alex Corbisiero for Matt Stevens – his first act as a replacement here was to earn England a penalty at the scrum. He’s an out-and-out loosehead and should be starting in the No 1 shirt. I’d also bring in Toby Flood for Mike Tindall, giving England a more creative 10-12 axis as well as one with a good kicking game. Ben Youngs also disappointed against the Scots, he got too het up and was arguing with the officials; I’d bring in Joe Simpson for the France game. He has the pace to really spark England in attack and could bring the best out of what is a dangerous back three but one that hasn’t had too many decent opportunities. Late show: Chris Ashton beats Chris Paterson to score the winning try for EnglandBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Eden ParkON THE evidence of Saturday’s matches, the England-France semi-final will be a dire affair. Then again, both teams could spark into life!France were abysmal as they lost to Tonga; they lacked ideas in attack and dropped off too many tackles. If Tonga’s handling had been better they might well have got close to scoring the four tries needed to knock Les Bleus out of the tournament.If that match gave the southern hemisphere nothing to fear, then England did little to improve Europe’s World Cup prospects. Yes, they won their game against Scotland, a late Chris Ashton try snatching the victory, but the flaws were there for all to see.Scotland came close to achieving the eight-point win necessary to secure a quarter-final place with their well-worked tactics, so what problems must England address going into the knockout stages?1. Creativity – Or more accurately the lack of it. England’s game plan centres around trying to get over the gain-line from phase one, usually with a charge up the middle, and if that fails they opt for the up-and-under. Why constantly kick the ball away? They need to be more creative in their running game, bringing players in on the angle and having runners on the ball-carrier’s shoulder, as their one-dimensional style will not reap rewards. They should also be getting the ball away quicker from the breakdown and the scrum – too much dawdling allows opponents to reset their defensive line. England’s players react after England’s wing Chris Ashton scored a try during the 2011 Rugby World Cup pool B match England vs Scotland at Eden Park in Auckland on October 1, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2. Discipline – Regardless of whether the referees’ decisions have always been right, England have given away far too many penalties in their last four games and must cut their infringements or they will make it easy for teams to build up leads. They must be quicker at adapting to the referee’s interpretations. Dodgy boot: Wilko had another off day3. Kicking – Jonny Wilkinson now has a kicking success rate of less than 50% at this World Cup and the team’s reliability on his boot needs to be addressed. It could well be the pressure, rather than the balls, that is now affecting his performance. England either need to relieve some of that pressure by opting to go for the corner for the more difficult kicks or bring in Toby Flood, who slotted the toughest kick of the evening when converting Chris Ashton’s try.4. Attitude – England lacked the same urgency as Scotland in the first half at Eden Park and can’t be caught napping like that in the knockout stages. France are a team who will pounce on the slightest opportunity to score a try and they have the playmakers to break from deep, so England must ensure they’re on the ball from the off.
Australia captain Ed Jenkins looks ahead to next month’s Olympic qualifier with RW’s Alan Dymock SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 09: Australian Sevens players Ed Jenkins poses during the ARU Sevens World Series announcement at Allianz Stadium on March 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)It’s a big ask but one Jenkins is ready for having had his longest-ever off-season, spending eight weeks tromping round Europe (his brother got married in Venice) and the US. Which helps as this season will be tough, with five new destinations and the Rio Games to follow – ten or so weeks after the series ends in London.“It’s a completely different set-up this season,” Jenkins says. “The (2014) Commonwealth Games prep was short. We’d been together for a long period when we rolled out of the series straight into those Games.”Will qualification be harder for the Aussies now that coach Geraint John has returned to Wales for a WRU job? YOU CAN’T stop the party, guys. It’s a little late for that. Rugby sevens is now that constant attraction, that global celebration that hops from famous city to famous city, rocking and juking and cheering all the way. And the international game is back after the briefest hiatus in this most important of years, as sevens heads for the bright lights of Rio and the Olympics next summer.Okay, so we don’t know who all of the teams are for the Olympic Games yet. After last season’s HSBC Sevens World Series, the top four of Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand and England (representing the UK) nailed down their places, whilst Brazil, as hosts, were always assured. France, USA and Argentina also won smaller qualifying tournaments to get there.But there are a few other spots up for grabs next month, as final qualifiers take place in Hong Kong, Auckland and Johannesburg, with one final repêchage qualifier in June.Keeping up? Well, one team that has to is Australia, who must go through these channels to realise their dreams and make it to Rio in August.“There’s another opportunity to make it next year, but we want to get the job done in November,” insists Australia captain Ed Jenkins. “The series kicks off in December in Dubai, and we don’t want Olympic qualification hanging over our heads before the repêchage next year.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “His leaving was a shock. He’d gotten really involved in pre-season. He had a huge influence and is a great coach. But there’s no time to sit back and complain! We’re straight into events in Dubai and South Africa in December. Thankfully we’ve got young guys to share the load with, in terms of responsibility. That helps – this season will be so tight.”Australia’s Rio showdown with Samoa in November should thrill and, as you can see to the right, fans are sure to get into the sevens spirit…
Winners of the past two World Cups, the… England Rugby World Cup InjuriesWelcome to our 2019 Rugby World Cup Injuries page where we will update you with all the injuries to players during the tournament.If there any players we have missed, do not hesitate to let us know via our social media channels but please bare in mind that this list will constantly be updated as injury news is released.Rugby World Cup InjuriesIrelandJack Conan has been ruled out of the World Cup with a foot injury and has been replaced by Jordi Murphy. Sean Cronin has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament too and he’s been replaced by Rob Herring.Ireland had several injuries before the tournament like Joey Carberry, Sean O’Brien, Dan Leavy.ScotlandHamish Watson picked up a serious knee injury against the Irish and has been replaced by Magnus Bradbury, who was already in Japan as injury cover.Additionally Ali Price has been ruled out after picking up a foot injury. He has been replaced by Henry Pyrgos.Japan Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand CanadaNick Blevins and Ben Lesage are out of the tournament after picking up a broken jaw and hand injuries respectively. They have been replaced by Theo Sauder and Guiseppe Du Toit.Article Continues Below Expand Rugby World Cup Groups Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… WalesFly-half Gareth Anscombe suffered a knee injury in the first World Cup warm-up match against England and will miss the tournament as a result. It has been reported as an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury.Cory Hill will miss the tournament after failing to recover from a stress fracture. He has been replaced by Bradley Davies. Fellow second-row Adam Beard is recovering after having his appendix removed.As Wales head towards a semi-final match-up with South Africa, they will also be without Josh Navidi who has a hamstring injury. Owen Lane was called up to replace him.Georgia USAWill Hooley has picked up a bad concussion and could miss the rest of the tournament.TongaKurt Morath and Nafi Tuitavake have both been ruled out of the tournament. Morath may require surgery after getting a boot to the throat against England, whilst Tuitavake broke his arm. They have been replaced by Latiume Fosita and possibly Fetuli Paea. Tonga have asked Tasman in New Zealand for permission to call Paea up.Australia Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Rugby World Cup Groups Despite being named in the World Cup squad, both Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell will miss half of England’s pool stage matches thanks to hamstring and ankle injuries respectively.Henry Slade has also had issues with his leg but returned to face Australia.Willi Heinz picked up a hamstring injury in the semi-final win over New Zealand and has been ruled out of the final. Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer is flying out to Japan as a replacement.FranceWesley Fofana has had to pull out of the tournament after suffering a thigh injury and youngster Demba Bamba has also been sent home after tearing his thigh.Additionally Thomas Ramos and Peato Mauvaka have been ruled out with ankle and hip injuries respectively. They have been replaced by Vincent Rattez and Christopher Tolofua.Argentina Russia Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide A lot was expected of Ireland, but they… Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.If there are any players we have missed please do not hesitate to let us know. Simply follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter, leave a comment and we will look to update this page regularly. FijiPeceli Yato failed an HIA test whilst playing Australia. It is not known how long he will be out for.Uruguay New ZealandLuke Jacobson will definitely miss the tournament after showing concussion symptoms. He has been replaced in the squad by Shannon Frizell.South AfricaTrevor Nyakane tore his right calf against New Zealand and has been replaced by Thomas du Toit.Jesse Kriel has also withdrawn from the tournament after picking up a hamstring injury. He has been replaced in the squad by Damian Willemse.Italy New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Samoa A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… This is our Rugby World Cup Injuries page where we will update you with all the injuries to players. Collapse Who are the favourites to achieve Rugby World Cup glory in Japan? What are the greatest World Cup matches ever played? We answer these questions on our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.
Luke Pearce made his first Six Nations appearance in 2014, as assistant referee in the meeting between Italy and Scotland. Eventually, the same fixture in 2019 saw him referee for the first time in the Six Nations. Coincidentally, he also took charge of Scotland v Italy in the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup.However, the pinnacle of Pearce’s career so far is his appointment for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Despite his birthplace, Pearce officiated Wales in their match with Georgia, as he represents England instead.So far, the Welsh-born official has overseen 29 international fixtures from the centre of the pitch. Luke Pearce was just 21 when he refereed in the RFU Championship in 2009, and has continuously progressed since. Rising through the ranks of the English, European, and world system of rugby refereeing, Pearce achieved his officiating dream after being appointed match referee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.In 2009, Pearce became the youngest person to be promoted to the RFU National Panel at the time. Just two years later, he was taking charge of his first Premiership fixture, between Gloucester and Worcester.In the same year, 23 year old Pearce also debuted as a referee in the World Sevens Series. 2011 proved to be a breakthrough year for the young referee, as he also took charge of his first European game in the Challenge Cup.Pearce’s accolades didn’t stop there, however. World Rugby appointed him a year after refereeing his first international in 2013, between Romania and Russia at the European Nations Cup. Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Welsh-born Luke Pearce has established himself as a highly respected referee in rugby over the last decade, despite being just 33 years old Man in charge: referee Luke Pearce is just 33 years old but has already established himself as a top referee (MB Media/Getty) Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Convención General Sermón predicado por el Rdo. Gregory S. Straub 2 de Julio 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls General Convention, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Jul 2, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME General Convention 2012 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Press Release Service [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] El siguiente sermón fue presentado hoy en la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúne en Indianápolis, Indiana, hasta el 12 de julio.Sermón predicado por el Rdo. Gregory S. Straub al Secretariado, los coordinadores y supervisores de la 77a. Convención General en Indianápolis, IN, el 2 de Julio de 2012.Hay pocas palabras que connoten tanto como la palabra casa. Casa y las expresiones que de ella se extrapolan ejercen poderosas influencias en nuestras emociones. Irse a casa traduce bienvenida, satisfacción y descanso. Lejos de casa expresa distancia, soledad y desconexión. Estar de regreso en casa significa reunión, confort y celebración.Uno de los privilegios de ser laico es el de poder optar por una iglesia en particular. Cuando los laicos se mudan a un sitio nuevo, suelen probar varias iglesias, con frecuencia dentro de una denominación en la cual se han sentido cómodos en el pasado, pero a veces entre varias denominaciones, hasta que encuentran una en que se sienten como en casa. Cuando yo era rector, una vez entré en la iglesia un día de semana y me encontré a una mujer sentada en uno de los bancos. Me dijo que estaba en la ciudad, buscando casas, pero quería ver primero si ésa era una iglesia en la cual ella podría adorar. Quería saber si en la iglesia se había orado durante bastante tiempo. (En ese momento en la iglesia se había orado por más de doscientos años.) La mujer finalmente compró la casa, se unió a la iglesia y se convirtió en una comulgante activa y dedicada.Un centro de convenciones es la antítesis de una casa. Es de talla universal. Carece de personalidad, de encanto y de calidez. Ha visto incontable número de convenciones y de actos, ninguno de los cuales lo cambio para mejor o peor. El centro de convenciones es sencillamente un espacio virgen, siempre presto a adaptarse a las necesidades del próximo grupo. Y, sin embargo, durante los próximos 10 días será el sitio donde sesionará la 77ª. Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal. Sus salones resonaran con oraciones, lecturas bíblicas y cánticos. Dentro de sus paredes tendrán lugar elecciones y debates. El rumbo de la Iglesia para los próximos tres años se fijará aquí. Será, durante un tiempo, la sede del gobierno de la Iglesia.El capítulo catorce del evangelio según San Juan contiene la promesa de Jesús de que él y el Padre harían su morada entre sus seguidores. Jesús reitera la antigua creencia judía de que la casa de Dios está en medio del pueblo de Dios. Para simbolizar la presencia de Dios entre ellos, los judíos de la antigüedad llevaban consigo en sus andanzas una caja de cuero que contenía las tablas de la Ley que Moisés había traído del [monte] Sinaí. Los judíos de épocas posteriores creían que Dios estaba localizado en el templo de Jerusalén, pero Jesús le presta oídos a la tradición más antigua. Dios no tiene una casa en particular. Dios habita dondequiera que habita Su pueblo. En el mito esto se ilustra con el relato del nacimiento de Jesús. Jesús nace en un establo, no tiene casa. Hace su casa entre los que le siguen, como María, Marta y Lázaro de Betania. La casa de ellos se convierte en la suya.Al igual que el pueblo de Israel, creemos que Dios está con nosotros en convención. Creemos que nuestras deliberaciones han de estar centradas en Dios y que nuestros votos han de estar inspirados por el Espíritu Santo. Porque estamos aquí, creemos que Dios está aquí, y donde Dios se encuentre, ésa es [Su] casa, dondequiera que esté. Hacer del Centro de Convenciones de Indiana una casa para Dios y para el pueblo de Dios exige de personas que la cuiden, y es ahí donde intervienen los voluntarios. Ustedes son los cuidadores de la Convención. Ustedes proporcionan los servicios que transforman un espacio vacío en la casa de la Convención de la Iglesia. Son ustedes los que hacen las camas y ponen las mesas, ustedes los que prenden el fuego del hogar y preparan los bufets, ustedes los que esperan a la puerta y brindan una palabra de bienvenida. Si la 77ª. Convención de la Iglesia Episcopal llega a considerar este lugar como su segunda casa, ustedes habrán realizado muy bien sus tareas.Las casas, ya sean habitaciones humanas, lugares de culto o centros de convención, son sólo espacios vacíos hasta que los hacemos nuestros. Investimos a nuestras casas, ya se trate de una residencia, de una iglesia o de un centro de convenciones, con nuestras preciadas emociones que incluyen los recuerdos del pasado, el amor por las personas que asociamos con ellos y las esperanzas para el futuro. Que Indianápolis sea nuestra Jerusalén, al menos por diez días, que sea nuestro feliz hogar. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL
Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Ann Magill says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA August 14, 2013 at 8:13 am As an 80 year old protester I could not be arrested because I had a 90 year old husband to get home to. This has been the most embarrassing General Assembly. They are a disgrace to the human spirit. I am not proud of this state but very proud and thankful for our bishops and clergy that have been so evident at the Moral Mondays. Thank you Bishop Michael, Bishop Chip and Bishop Anne. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm I am disappointed with the attitudes expressed in this thread. The presence of the Diocesan Bishops at these media events in downtown Raleigh does NOT reflect the opinions of the entirety of the laity.The stand the Church should be taking involves investment of blood, toil, tears, sweat, and tithes into ministry to people. This takes many forms ranging from providing supplemental instruction to minority children to meeting family material needs to providing job seeking assistance to parents, and assistance in getting photo ID cards.Government social programs, with all the collateral damage they generate, arose when the Church fell down on the job of feeding Christ’s sheep. It’s time for the Church to focus on meeting Her Biblically-assigned responsibilities rather than trying to push a liberal Big Government social agenda. (Sorry, Deb Blackwood, North Carolina government was NOT “moderate”). August 14, 2013 at 2:07 am As one who lives in North Carolina I am proud of my sister and brother Episcopal Christians. When Jesus said what you do unto the least of these you do unto me, he meant more than sitting in church on Sunday. As to mr Yarbrough the church can only do so much with what it has and as taxpayers we should get services and goods from the government . When the church takes a stand it shows young people that we are a place that is relevant to them and cares more about people and not about just holding up in pretty buildings on Sunday morning . As a 29 year old I hear this from my friends all the time . Way to go Episcopalians in North Carolina and hear in my town of Wilmington N.C. . Featured Events July 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm This is good news! Here in Oregon, I was amazed how quickly North Carolina and Texas jumped on the voting discrimination bandwagon once the Supreme Court made it possible. This is clearly an issue of injustice. May No. Carolinians of conscience prevail and bring light where there is darkness! In Oregon, we vote by mail–all of us do–and it’s a practice I recommend. Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Joseph F Foster says: By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 30, 2013 July 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm Go North Carolina Episcopalians. I rejoice that you are concerned about the sin of injustice. And you are witnessing for a more just society. I seem to remember something in the Bible and in the Baptismal Covenant about striving for justice. Would that we biblical Christians could be literalists about the things that matter most to God. Thanks be to God for your faithfulness. Comments (18) The Rev. W. Gaye Brown says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 31, 2013 at 10:44 am I would like to hear the rational for the legislation. Is there a finance issue? Are there other programs that are over funded? Pork? I am proud of the campaign. Michael Curry is a long ago acquaintance. August 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm “…as taxpayers we should get services and goods from the government.”My brother, the citizens are confronted with ever increasing taxes to pay for “the government”. The bill for Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” is coming due with a vengeance. The State is taking an approach to stay solvent – as opposed to the Federal approach, which will ultimately result in a level of hyperinflation which will be far more devastating at every level of society.The Church’s caring can and must be demonstrated in tangible ways. “…the church can only do so much with what it has” denies the Gospel, where five barley loaves and two fishes fed five thousand men and their associated women and children. It’s time for the Church to quit making excuses, get off its fat Frances, and get to work doing God’s work in the world. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR North Carolinians stand up for the poor, vulnerable on Moral Mondays David Yarbrough says: Surya-Patricia Lane Hood says: Phil Rees of Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, holds the church’s campus ministry flag during a Moral Monday rally in Raleigh. Photo/Lisa Fischbeck[Episcopal News Service] It’s not every day a bishop receives a courtesy call from one of his priests letting him know he plans to get arrested.Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry received just such a call from the Rev. Randall Keeney, vicar of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, before Keeney’s May 6 arrest for civil disobedience during the second “Moral Monday” protest against actions of the state legislature in Raleigh. On July 29, the movement marked its 13th week with a march to the state capitol and an interfaith social-justice rally. The weekly rallies – although not the push for change – may now take a hiatus until lawmakers return from their summer break, participants say.“We are in the middle of a movement that is only just beginning, and it’s a church movement,” said Curry. The North Carolina NAACP launched the rallies, led by the Rev. William Barber, its president and a United Church of Christ minister. The interfaith protests, which draw believers and nonbelievers alike, are “revival-like,” Curry said. “There’s singing and there’s praying and there’s preaching, and Jesus gets talked about a lot. … The Hebrew prophets are quoted regularly.”The Rev. Lisa Fischbeck, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a regular participant in the Moral Monday protests in the state capital.The number of protesters – including Episcopalians from across the state – has grown weekly, reaching 2,000 on July 15, said the Rev. Lisa Fischbeck, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, who has been participating since June 3. “Every time I’ve gone, there’s been at least 1,000, and slowly edging up.”“You begin to realize that numbers do make a difference,” she said. “As numbers increase, that makes a statement. That’s been part of my motivation, is just to go and take a stand, because I don’t know what else I can do at this point.”The impetus for Moral Monday rallies was a series of legislative actions that protesters believe hurt the state’s neediest and most vulnerable citizens.“There was a legislative agenda that was being enacted in the General Assembly that was disproportionately impacting the poor, the elderly, the vulnerable, and potentially disenfranchising even some voters,” Curry said. “So what could have been seen as simply politics as usual became much more a matter of public morality.”The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina’s bishops and some of its clergy and laity participate in a Moral Monday rally. Photo/Summerlee Walter/Episcopal Diocese of North CarolinaCurry, Assisting Bishop Alfred “Chip” Marble, then-Bishop Suffragan-elect Anne Hodges-Copple and other religious leaders signed a letter supporting the movement June 8, and Curry has participated in two rallies.From Jesus’ teachings, he said, “It is abundantly clear that a Christian moral witness must always focus on how to help and support the vulnerable, the weak and the poor. It’s the classic biblical language of the widows and the orphans, and the action of our legislature was going to harm the widows and orphans.“It was going to harm them by taking public money away from the public schools and redirecting some of that money to vouchers … It was going to harm them by ending the Racial Justice Act, which allowed decisions that could lead to capital punishment for people to be revisited for racial bias. … They’ve now done this by disenfranchising many voters by one of the most stringent voter ID laws in the country.”They’re also refusing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and have cut unemployment insurance, he said.And, Fischbeck said, they’ve “drastically reduced the number of teacher’s aides in public classrooms” while increasing the number of students per teacher.“This is cruel. This is inhumane,” Curry said. “This is not a liberal thing or even a conservative thing. This is a human thing. The state of North Carolina is harming and hurting its citizens by law, and that’s wrong, and the church cannot sit idly by, and people of good will and decency cannot sit by and be silent. And that is the root of Moral Monday.”“What’s even more problematic,” he said, “aside from the specifics of the legislation, the people who have been leading these legislative changes have for the most part refused to even be in conversation about them. … There’s been no room for debate or thoughtful discussion, which is key to an effective democracy.”Beginning earlier in July, clergy and others began having weekly meetings with a bipartisan group of legislators about the reasons for the recent legislation and how it might change to reduce the burden on lower- and middle-class people, said the Rev. Lawrence Womack, rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. The conversations have been “a mixed bag,” starting well but then moving “back a few steps,” he said. “We’ll see.“It’s definitely going to be very important to stay vigilant and to continue to work on keeping the pressure up in terms of the public piece, but also to really push to have these conversations and to build some relationships,” he said.Womack has participated in three rallies and been arrested for civil disobedience once, along with 150 other people that day. At last count, more than 500 people had been arrested during Moral Mondays, he said.“People who are going to be arrested have to go through an information session ahead of time,” said Fischbeck. Each week, protesters gather at a mall adjacent to the legislative building for a rally from 5-6 p.m. focused on a particular theme, such as women or voting rights, she explained. Then those who volunteered to be arrested enter the building and are arrested after they refuse to leave.Womack said he entered the statehouse rotunda with an ecumenical group who sang, prayed and shared stories about how the legislation would affect them. Then the capitol police arrived and gave them 10 minutes to leave or be arrested for trespassing, disobeying a police officer and, in some cases, for carrying placards into the building. Refusing to leave, they were handcuffed, processed in the statehouse basement, then transported via corrections department buses to the county detention center. He was assigned a September court date and released at 4 a.m.Protesters who volunteered to be arrested for civil disobedience as part of Moral Monday protests in Raleigh, North Carolina, wait inside the statehouse. Photo/Summerlee Walter/Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina“There were so many of us that we wouldn’t fit in a holding cell,” he said. “We were just all basically in the general room there. We sat next to each other and talked, and people swapped stories.” There were “some really wonderful theological discussions about what this would mean.”Clergy talked about how they would preach the next Sunday, and some wondered how their congregations would react to news of their arrest, he said. His congregation, he noted, “has been very, very much on the cutting edge from its founding with issues of social justice and activism.“The leadership to a person and the vast majority of the congregation were very supportive of my actions,” he said. “It was a sort of outward and visible sign of what we claim as being members of our particular church.”During rallies, people have approached Womack and thanked him for participating, saying, “We need clergy to be here.”Such public witness for social-justice issues is important, he said. “For many in our society today, there is this perception that the church just does church stuff at church. … For some, I think it’s been an eye-opener across the board that maybe there’s a little bit more to this religion, this church thing … that there really is a deeper call that pushes us, pulls us, compels us … into the world.”Fischbeck agreed. During a recent rally, at least 80 percent of the crowd cheered when asked to identify themselves if they were not in any faith group but were participating because it was the right thing to do, she said.“One could argue that this is an evangelical moment,” she said. “The church is showing Christianity is not about all the negative things that the media sometimes portrays, but that Christianity also cares for the poor and is in the public square.”Whether protestors end up coming to church or not, it’s important for them to see the church’s witness, she said. “Here is something very positive that is being done in the name of Jesus, in the name of God, in the name of faith.”The Rev. Jane Holmes, a deacon in Charlotte, was arrested the same week as Womack, Curry said. “I talked to her the next day, and she said that it was the right thing to do, and she said she did it ‘because I’m a 72-year-old woman, and there are younger people who have children at home. They can’t get arrested, but I can. So I did.’ I said, ‘Now that’s a profile in courage.’”The Charlotte Observer reported that Mecklenburg County subsequently withdrew Holmes’ privileges to serve as a jail chaplain because of her arrest. “Now that’s just ridiculous,” Curry said.Those who have arrested protesters, he added, have “done their jobs, but they’ve been very respectful of the protestors … more than one whispering to the people they are arresting, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing.’ Moral Monday may be bringing out the best of us even in the midst of what could be the worst. There is a large reservoir of good will and human decency.”But not all exchanges have been positive.“The legislature has clearly taken notice, and usually the Democratic legislators are out there,” Fischbeck said. But one Republican legislator dubbed the rallies “Moron Mondays,” she said, and “the governor has gotten a lot of grief for saying it was clearly outside agitators. That made a lot of people carry signs saying things like, ‘I’m a sixth-generation North Carolina schoolteacher.’”Said Curry, “This is a movement, it really is. It’s not just a fad.”The gatherings have gained momentum, and the crowds are multiracial, multiethnic, interreligious and intergenerational, he said. “I haven’t seen anything quite like this.”“The people who are coming out for Moral Monday are not really coming out for their own self-interest,” he added. “By and large, these are pretty much middle-class people, professionals who would get a deal from the tax breaks. They’re not personally themselves, for the most part, losing unemployment benefits or eligible for Medicaid. … They’re standing and speaking for those who don’t have lobbyists in this legislature and who don’t have another voice to speak for them, and that’s a religious and faith witness at its best. Because we’re not protecting our turf; we’re protecting common ground for us all.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori noted the movement’s efforts during a sermon at St. James Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia, on July 21.“God gives us abundance, but we’re only going to know the sweetness of that basket of fruit if it’s shared,” she said. “Anybody who tries to hoard it might be able to enjoy one piece, but not the whole pile. That person is going to spend his energy protecting what he has from somebody who might come and ask for a piece.“Our neighbors in North Carolina are wrestling with that reality right now. The legislature is passing bill after bill trying to turn back the clock on the fruit of several decades of justice-making that had helped to create a more enlightened society – education for as many as possible, just working conditions, care for those who can’t care for themselves. At the moment the folks in the statehouse are undoing piece after piece of that just community. The fruit is being squashed and thrown in the rubbish bin, in a fit of pique. The most surprising element is that most of the legislature is unwilling to engage in dialogue.“Some of our fellow Episcopalians, together with other people of faith, are doing something about that famine of hearing the word of the Lord. They’re going up to the statehouse on Mondays to preach about God’s basket of summer fruit and the justice of the Lord. Some people are hearing that the word of the Lord is about justice, not hoarding.”Now that the legislative session has ended, some of the legislation that was passed faces legal challenges, according to an editorial in the News and Observer.Moving forward, Fischbeck said, she believes the movement will move toward voter registrations, “really empowering people to get more involved, hoping that the attention that’s been given now to the concern will translate into changes in legislation and policy.”Said Curry, “We’re going to stay involved. We just don’t know what form it’s all going to take yet.“I am committed to being a part of any effort that will seek a better North Carolina, where all children have access to good, quality education, where the poor are cared for, where all have equal access to the right and privilege to vote, where our laws are humane and decent and serve the common good,” he said. “The common good must become our rallying cry again, and not just individual self-interest.”“This is just the beginning, and I’m committed to that, and I think a whole lot of other people are, too,” he concluded. “And we’re going to join hands ecumenically, interfaith, Democrats and Republicans and Independents and anybody who wants to seek the common good for real. We’re going to work together.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Virginia G Gambill says: The Rev. Tally Bandy says: Linda Hansen says: Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church, in Elkin, NC, is a small congregation located almost three hours west of Raleigh. We wanted to be part of Moral Monday but found it difficult to make the weekly trips and organized our own Moral Monday event in Elkin. We’ve been standing on the corner in downtown Elkin in solidarity with the folks in Raleigh every Monday afternoon from 5 – 6 p.m. for ten or so weeks now. We’ve been joined by members of Elkin Presbyterian church and others in the community; a few of us have had the opportunity to join the group in Raleigh once and one of our number was arrested there. We are now looking at and beginning to plan for the future, including a town hall meeting to which we will invite the community, our legislators, folks who are being impacted adversely by some of the bills that have been passed, social service providers, teachers, etc., for dialogue, conversation, education and action. We are excited to be working together ecumenically to address issues created by the passage of very hurtful legislation. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Poverty & Hunger Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm As a cradle Episcopalian and one who is fortunate to be in a congregation that opens its arms, heart and soul to anyone who comes into our doors, it touches me deeply in my Tar Heel heart (Dunn is my home town) to hear what is happening in my beloved home State. I wish I could stand physically with you. God Bless your endeavors. August 24, 2013 at 11:42 am Commenting from Henderson County which is a stronghold of Republican residents and voters, it is interesting that our brother and sister Episcopalians in this County choose to remain silent on these important social/moral justice issues. Maureen Shea says: The Rev Deb Blackwood, PhD says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm Hooray for the laity, priests and bishops of North Carolina – truly, we will know them by their love. Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm Bravo for Christians practicing true evangelical witness by proclaiming the Good News of Christian social justice. I’m proud of my Episcopal sisters and brothers and of all people showing up for Moral Mondays! Jesus taught us to stand up for just practices, especially on behalf of disenfranchised people. His examples are political and faith-ful. Justice is political and it is a matter of faith. Justice implies total equality for ALL of God’s children. In the end, practicing justice is about doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Nancy Mott says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm How horrible!? They ” ’ve “drastically reduced the number of teacher’s aides in public classrooms” while increasing the number of students per teacher.”From what to what did they raise the number per teacher? And how in the world did we get along in the 1950s in schools where “teachers’ aides” were unheard of? And yet we seemed to learn quite a bit more than most of em are learning now. Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN August 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm Joseph: I went to grade school in the 1950s. The schools were nothing to brag about. You wouldn’t want your children in them today. My “school” was the top floor of the local fire station. We had 50 students in our class and one teacher. No library. No contact with the outside world. No recess. Our books were maybe 25 years old and we had to share them 2 or 3 to a book because we didn’t have enough. No music class. No art. A lot of my classmates never made it TO high school, much less graduate from it. Russia had the best math classes in the world. I want better for our children and grandchildren, not less. Rector Albany, NY David Yarbrough says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Rev. Daniel Velez Rivera says: August 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm Yet again I say you are wrong sir . Great thing about being under the umbrella of the Episcopal Church . Agree to disagree. Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley says: August 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm I am proud of my former diocese, the Diocese of North Carolina. Keep the pressure on. It is not enough to talk the talk, true Christians must walk the walk. Danny L Anderson Jr says: July 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm This is where the Church should be! I’m sickened when we fail to take a stand on what should be clear gospel imperatives. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm Having participated in Moral Mondays through June and July [arrested June 3 with The Rev Jane Holmes], I have found that the coalition of “believers and non-believers” , clergy, lay people and long-time social justice activists has toughed a nerve in this state which had been considered a “moderate Southern state”. Yesterday saw the largest crowd by far – especially teachers, parents and students from across the state – to came supporting those teachers, teaching assistants and administrators who will take the brunt of not only the extreme cut in the Educational Budget – but the double jeopardy of the increasing dollars available to parents who feel “the local schools are not meeting the needs of their student[s]” and will be able to get PUBLIC funds to use for private and/or charter educational institutions.As one young teacher put in a posting I read early yesterday morning – I can no longer afford to teach when my children are on medicaid for health care. Her biggest sense of loss was for the 10-15 years of students who would not have a proven, dedicated educator. She can no longer afford to teach in a state which has frozen teacher salaries for years, taken away incentive pay for advanced degrees, and is giving away public funding for private/charter education. As a retired educator/administrator/special education supervisor for 45 years – I understand her painful exit from a job she loves! Danny Anderson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Bonnie Leazer says: Howard Shute says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI
Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ October 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm These refugees are not our problem. They should be sent to oil rich, Arab nations. Our government budgets cannot afford to support these people. The Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia is worth $US764 billion. 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They continue to do the work because they believe it is important, and in small ways they are able to make positive changes. Much of that work, so often lumped under the vague umbrella of “social justice,” is done in this fashion: quietly, and out of sight.Until one day, something happens to draw the attention of the entire world to an issue, and suddenly this work becomes very visible, very quickly.This is what happened to Debra Fieguth in early September, after the lifeless body of a young Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a beach in Turkey, and the refugee crisis became front-page news.Fieguth, the chair of Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support (DOORS), became involved in refugee work after helping a friend, who had come from Congo as a refugee, bring her sister and five of her children to Canada in 2004.“This woman needed help, needed to come to Canada, so I and a small group from our diocese and the community sponsored her to come to Canada,” Fieguth said.She had been working on staff with the diocese as social justice co-ordinator at the time, and had became involved in the diocese’s refugee work, helping to resettle refugees from Burma, Columbia, Iraq and Eritrea.“DOORS has not done all that many sponsorships over the years,” she said. “Just sporadically when we hear about people who need help.”But the infrastructure—and a small group of dedicated volunteers—was there, and when the phones started to ring and the emails started to come in from Anglicans who wanted to know how they could help, Fieguth was in a position to channel concern into positive action. In the last six weeks, DOORS has helped to facilitate as many refugee sponsorships since the beginning of September as it has in the last decade.But there were also people for whom the picture of Alan Kurdi served as a wake-up call to get seriously involved. Nadia Gundert was one such person.“I have got three little ones at home, and I remember watching the news one night with my husband and saying, ‘this is just ridiculous—I know this has been an ongoing issue, but it’s just so sad that it’s coming to this and that there are so many people who need our help.’ ”Gundert was working for the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Kingston’s youth office, and unlike the Anglican diocese of Ontario, the Catholic archdiocese was not a sponsorship agreement holder and could not facilitate refugee sponsorship independently.Fortunately, Gundert was also involved in the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic archdiocese and the Anglican diocese of Ontario, an ecumenical collaboration on social justice issues that began in 1987. Fieguth shared a presentation on refugee sponsorship with the commission that was supposed to last five minutes, but ended up taking a full hour because of intense interest.Both denominations decided to work together on refugee sponsorship, drawing on financial and volunteer support from both churches and utilizing the Anglican diocese’s status as sponsorship agreement holder to apply to resettle refugees.The response, according to Fieguth and Gundert, has been remarkable.Fieguth organized a September 16 meeting at St. James’ Anglican Church in Kingston, Ont., for those who wanted to become involved, and while she was expecting at most two dozen participants, 76 people showed up.“They were Anglicans and Catholics and Quakers and Baptists, and from the Alliance Church, from the Salvation Army, and people from the community who weren’t affiliated with church,” she said. “People from the settlement agency came as well, so it was clear there was a lot of interest there.”Gundert became involved in leading the Catholic response. Her phone has been “ringing off the hook for the last month and a half,” she said, with calls from parishioners who want to know how they can help.While Fieguth and Gundert are happy to engage with people interested in sponsoring refugees, they are also working hard to make sure that volunteers will stay active when the public concern over the refugee crisis dies down.Fieguth noted that the cooling of passions over the long-term was a potential concern, but stressed the importance of making connections between people so that volunteers understand the commitment they are making.Gundert agreed, and was hopeful that those coming on board are serious about their involvement.“Those parishes that have taken [refugee sponsorship] on as something more long-term certainly see that, as part of their ministry, this will be something that they give ongoing support,” she said. 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Greene will assume the role of chief communications officer/assistant professor of media and communications.Greene will lead the university’s communications and media efforts, amplify its social media presence as well as oversee the content management of its television and radio stations. He will also teach one class per semester.Greene comes to the position with 14 years of experience in public information management in academia, government, and the arts as well as in media relations and special event coordination.“Professor Greene’s strategic communications acumen, grasp of social and digital media, and passion for multi-media content creation will be a tremendous asset to our university,” said Dr. Everett B. Ward, president of the university.“We wanted someone with a solid history in strategic communications and who can help us gain greater visibility. Greene’s career and personal connection to education is the perfect mix and we look forward to working with him in his new role. That he is already a SAU professor is, as they say, icing on the cake.”As chief communications officer, Greene will serve as the principal communications advisor for Saint Augustine’s University and be responsible for implementing a sweeping communications plan which includes revamping the university’s website, better utilizing its stations, and eliminating antiquated communications processes.“I am excited to start a new challenge here at SAU and deeply humbled for this opportunity to further serve the scholars, parents, faculty, staff and alumni of our community,” said Greene. “I look forward to building on the strengths of our communications unit, examining how information is disseminated internally and externally, and invigorating our processes with social and digital media applications to elevate our communication to cutting-edge 21st century standards.”Originally from Long Island, New York, from 2005 through 2009 Greene successfully served as a public information officer within the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia and as the special events/public affairs officer for several DC Government agencies. He also served concurrently as the freedom of information law officer/ethics advisor for four District of Columbia agencies. In 2010, the Prince George’s County Public Schools system brought him on as its strategic communications consultant to help navigate it through a crisis when a new computer system left over 8,000 high school students without class schedules for weeks. Later that year, he worked with the communications office of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, which resulted in the integration of several social media applications into its strategic communications plan.Greene first came to SAU in 2011 as an adjunct professor in the university’s Communications and English departments. A year later, he was brought on full-time as an assistant professor and transitioned to its Film & Interactive Media Department. In 2013, he was 1 of 20 educators nationwide to be named as a Fellow of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.He received his M.S. in New Media Management and a dual B.A. in African American Studies and Writing for Television, Radio and Film from Syracuse University. Greene also serves as a board member of the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh & Wake County. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Moses Alexander Greene named St. Augustine’s University communications head
Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The membership of the newly established Safe Church Commission has been announced. The Commission has been established to promote the safety of people within the churches of the Anglican Communion.The establishment of a Commission to promote the safety of people within the churches of the Anglican Communion was requested by the Anglican Consultative Council in 2016.Full article. Posted Jun 7, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Featured Events Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem People Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Membership of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission announced Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI
Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Back to Press Releases Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Presiding Bishop’s statement on consent process in the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jan 4, 2019 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Elections, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Haiti Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:Dear Friends in Christ Jesus,On 3 January 2019, the 120-day canonically mandated period for gathering consents to the ordination and consecration of the Venerable Joseph Kerwin Delicat as the Bishop Coadjutor of Haiti came to a close. I am writing to report that a majority of the bishops with jurisdiction in The Episcopal Church did not consent to the ordination and consecration, nor did the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Haiti provide evidence of consent from a majority of the Standing Committees of the dioceses of The Episcopal Church.In the coming days I will be in consultation with leaders in the Diocese of Haiti, as well as with others around The Episcopal Church, as we look for the next, best steps forward.The Diocese of Haiti is an important part of The Episcopal Church. Please continue to pray for the people, clergy, and bishop of Haiti as we seek to follow the Spirit of the living God.Your brother,The Most Reverend Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA
The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Communications Director at the Anglican Communion Office to move on Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Feb 8, 2019 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion’s Director for Communications, Adrian Butcher, is stepping down after three years. Butcher, who worked for BBC News for 25 years before coming to the Anglican Communion Office (ACO), took up the post just before the last meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16) in Zambia. He will leave in May after ACC-17 in Hong Kong.Read the entire article here. People Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Anglican Consultative Council, Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA
statues August 21, 2017 at 12:11 am August 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 August 19, 2017 at 11:09 pm Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 They should of got you to !!!!!!!!!! Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter David Reply Reply Seargent Saunders August 21, 2017 at 11:17 am Updating Breaking News:From the Apopka Police DepartmentGeorge W. SmithGeorge W. Smith Jr, 42 of Zellwood, has been arrested and charged with Robbery while wearing a mask, Aggravated Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony and Grand Theft.At 4:30 PM on Friday, the Apopka Police Department responded to the Seacoast Bank at 345 East Main Street in Apopka for a Robbery. Witnesses inside the bank advised that Smith entered the bank and committed the robbery. Witnesses provided a description of the vehicle Smith fled in. Responding officers observed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Smith was positively identified as the person who committed the robbery. Property and evidence from the robbery were recovered in Smith’s possession.Smith has been transported to the Orange County Jail for processing.The APD is asking for no bond in this case until it is set by a judge. Smith has been released from prison within the last year. He has been sentenced to the department of corrections multiple times for offenses to include sexual battery, robbery, fleeing and attempting to elude, theft, felony battery, and resisting an officer. If convicted, Smith qualifies for sentencing as a prison releasee re-offender, habitual felony offender, habitual violent felony offender, and a violent career criminal. Smith is registered as a sex offender. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply What you need to realize is most criminals are dumb! The criminal who is dangerous is a smart criminal. If he was smart, he would have planned this out and got out of town ASAP but not in such a way he drew attention to himself. 4 COMMENTS If he was white they would have taken much longer to find him. Probably not even the right guy. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. APD didn’t waste any time getting him. Great work APD! TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleBreaking News: Apopka police arrest suspect in Seacoast bank robberyNext articleNew Errol development schedules open houses Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Reply
Reply Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSTom Petty Previous articleResources are Available to FEMA’s Diverse AudienceNext articleNational Night Out comes to Apopka tonight Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 3 COMMENTS Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 James1958 Breaking NewsFrom CBS NewsTom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed. October 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm I frequently read another website, Apopka Critic, and on that website, I learned of Mr. Andy Anderson’s passing away. He was the owner of Fancy Plants, an Apopka Nursery. I was very sad to learn of Mr. Anderson’s passing, as I used to work for him, at his and his wife’s plant nursery. He and his wife, both, truly were the nicest people, or bosses, that I have ever worked for anywhere, and that was back in the mid-70’s. I had spotted Mr. Anderson around town most recently, in the restaurants, and remembered him, and one morning, at McDonalds uptown, I told him who I was, and that I remembered him, and that I used to be one of his nursery employees, knowing that he probably didn’t remember me, as I have changed in appearance since then. He smiled, was nice to me, we talked, and he told me the state of his health problems, but he was just as I remembered him, nice as ever, and always happy, upbeat. He truly was one of Apopka’s finest gentlemen, and will be greatly missed. RIP Mr. Anderson. The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support.Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including “American Girl,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Breakdown,” “Listen to Her Heart” and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Petty was also a successful solo artist and sang the megahit “Freefallin’.” Though Petty and his band debuted their first self-titled record in 1976, they continued to perform over the past four decades. Petty played his last show last Monday, performing three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour. The band wrote on their website that the tour included 53 shows in 24 states.In December, Petty told Rolling Stone that he thought this would be the group’s last tour together. He said, “It’s very likely we’ll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don’t think so. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We’re all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that’s a lot of time.”Petty, who released three solo albums and 13 albums with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, also took part in the 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. He told Rolling Stone he was hoping to release a deluxe version of his 1994 solo album “Wildflowers” with a bonus disc of unreleased material. He had also hoped to play a special “Wildflowers” tour.The rocker kept his hands full with his SiriusXM channel, Tom Petty Radio, as well. He personally oversaw the station and had his own interview show called “Tom Talks to Cool People” where he interviewed musicians like Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.Petty was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida.Petty showed the guitar he wrote 20 songs on to Anthony Mason on “CBS This Morning” in 2009. Watch the interview below. October 3, 2017 at 5:23 am Please enter your name here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. RIP native son. Will be missed , God Bless his soul Reply Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply October 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Please enter your comment! From pbs.orgWhen it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme.For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names in the U.S., according to the Social Security Administration. That’s the third year on top for Noah and the second in a row for Emma, which was also No. 1 in 2008.The administration released its annual list of top baby names Friday, and the top five names for girls and boys in 2015 remained unchanged from the previous year. Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and William. Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Ava and Isabella. Ava and Isabella switched spots from 2014, with Ava climbing to number 4.One major change was the girls’ name Isis, which had remained steadily in the middle of the pack of the country’s top 1,000 names for the last 15 years. In 2015, after the name had emerged as an acronym for the extremist group Islamic State, it dropped completely off the list.That’s a dramatic shift, says Laura Wattenberg, baby name expert and founder of BabynameWizard.com.Is Emma Watson the reason for popularity of the name?“It’s actually quite rare for a name to be eliminated by issues in the news,” she says, noting that the name Adolph was still at No. 555 in the U.S. at the end of World War II when the Nazis and Adolf Hitler fell.There’s another recent example, though: the name Hillary dropped off the list in 2009, a year after Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic presidential primary to Barack Obama. The name was No. 721 in 2008. Hillary remained off the list this year, as did the name of her current Democratic primary opponent, Bernie, as in Sanders.Barack has never appeared in the top 1,000 names, and the popularity of the name of Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush, dropped slightly during his eight-year presidency, from No. 130 to No. 163.The first name of this year’s presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, also dropped in 2015, from No. 418 to No. 441.Wattenberg said that unlike in the past, parents avoid politics in name choices today. But names of past presidents remain popular. The girls’ name Kennedy, for example, is No. 57.Was the Biblical Ark builder the reason for the name Noah’s popularity?“We want our presidents out of office or preferably dead before we name our babies after them,” Wattenberg said.Emma’s popularity soared in 2002, the same year that Rachel, a character played by Jennifer Aniston on the TV show “Friends,” named her baby Emma. Also boosting the name, actress Emma Watson played Hermione Granger in the popular Harry Potter movies.Emma has been ranked among the top three baby names for girls since 2003, first reaching No. 1 in 2008. In 2013, Emma was No. 2 behind Sophia.For several years, trends have favored names that are short and smooth — Mia, Liam and Noah — and that have a lot of vowels.Two girls’ names that skyrocketed in popularity in 2015 were Alaia and Adaline, illustrating that vowel trend. Alaia moved up more than 2,000 spots on the list, from No. 2,676 to No. 664.The reasons for Alaia’s rise aren’t clear.“Perhaps this can be attributed to high-fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, or maybe it is because of Alaia Baldwin, the model/daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin,” speculated the Social Security Administration in a news release.The name Adaline moved from No. 1,393 to No. 364. “The Age of Adaline” was a 2015 movie starring Blake Lively.For boys, the top-rising name is Riaan, which moved from No. 2,286 to No. 926. It’s the name of the young son of a well-known Bollywood actor, Riteish Deshmukh.The Social Security Administration’s website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year, dating to 1880. The top baby names that year were John and Mary. John is now No. 26, while Mary has fallen to No. 124.Read the entire article here. Previous articlePublix Issues Two RecallsNext articleGas station myth or fact: What you need to know when you refuel Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
Please enter your comment! Reply 3 COMMENTS The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 How nice! A good man gets replaced by an obvious liar! He conned his way into office by telling you people how he was going to change the ordinance and lower the mayor’s (his) salary. Now that he has conned stupid people, that all changes. TAGSApopka City CouncilApopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer Previous articleRep. Val Demings honors Commissioner Billie Dean in US CongressNext articleCommissioner Diane Velazquez says goodbye to the Apopka City Council Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer closed out his final meeting on the City Council last night with this statement:“I would like to begin these closing remarks by thanking the one person who has been my number one supporter from day one of this journey: my beautiful wife Cheryl.It has been the privilege of my life to serve as Mayor of Apopka. I have been given a rare opportunity: to see and do things in Apopka that few people ever get to see. Whether it’s getting a behind-the-scenes look at the wastewater plant, or watching our firefighters train for competition or whether it is watching how the planning for our community comes together. It is all special, I can assure you.Apopka Mayor Joe KilsheimerI have gotten the chance to participate in the fabric of the life of our community in ways that few people get to see. From going around and to say thank you to all of the vendors at the annual Apopka Art & Foliage Festival to watching the Challenger Baseball League for kids with disabilities organized by the Apopka Little League to riding in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade to shaking hands with all of Apopka’s high school graduates – at both Apopka and Wekiva High Schools — I have a front-row seat to the slices of life in Apopka that make our community unique. I wish everyone who lives in Apopka had the same opportunity to see all of the wonderful things I have been a part of.One of the rules that boy scouts learn is: “Leave your campsite better than you found it.” And I think we’ve done that in Apopka over the past four years.The Apopka City Center deal is in place and construction is slated to get underway later this year.The New Errol Project now has zoning approval and the development team is moving forward with the next step. Thank you to community development director Jim Hitt and City Attorney Cliff Shepard for protecting the City’s interests and shepherding that project forward.Our fire department has maintained its ISO-1 rating and is poised to keep that rating with our recent expansion that includes two new fire stations. Thank you, Chief Chuck Carnesale.Our police department is now accredited. Thank you, Chief Mike McKinley.A $60-million upgrade to the city’s wastewater plant is well underway and on track to open phase 1 in September. Thank you Jay Davoll.We also now have one of the most successful summer youth employment programs in the State of Florida, thanks to Shakenya Harris-Jackson and our partners at Career Source Central Florida.Shakenya also played a key role in another project, of which I am personally proud of: the re-building of Lake Avenue Park.As I close out the past four years of my life, I would like to thank all of the 440 men and women who work hard every day at the City of Apopka. In particular, I would like to thank my executive assistant, Merry Lovern, the first person to join my team and who helped me tremendously throughout my time in office. I also would like to say thank you to Glenn Irby, our City Administrator, who stepped into a tough role and accomplished a great many things.Next week, I will return to private life, and I can assure you that I look forward to the next chapter that life brings to Cheryl and me. I wish good luck to Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson and to the next Apopka City Council.I’m very grateful for all of the opportunities – and the challenges – that come with this job. I am better for it.Thank you very much and we are adjourned.”Stay with The Apopka Voice for more details today and in the coming days on Kilsheimer’s term in office, as well as Commissioner Diane Velazquez, the retirement of Commissioner Billie Dean, the swearing-in of Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson and Commissioners-Elect Alice Nolan and Alexander Smith. Seargent Saunders Please enter your name here Reply Reply Barbara McLeod LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate April 20, 2018 at 11:07 am April 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm April 19, 2018 at 1:14 pm Thank you Mayor Joe Kilsheimer for leading our city into the future. We are so grateful that you have been our mayor over the past four years. I wish you and Cheryl only the best and I am sure that you will have a very bright and exciting future. God bless you both Mayor Kilsheimer, You know it would be unlike myself, not to wish you the best in the next chapter of your journey of life, itself, in whatever you chose to do in the future. I didn’t always agree with your decisions, then again, there were other times, I was very much on your side, and defended you immensely. I think you are a very well- spoken professional person, and always look very well dressed, and did a great job handling the council meetings! Do not be personally upset by being defeated as mayor, as almost all elected officials have a defeat somewhere in their past record, or will experience a defeat in the future… It is just the way it is, the nature of the game of politics. I know you tried your best, and wanted the downtown area to look and be different, but unfortunately, you are not the first, nor last, to try to “move mountains” and get this downtown to be a happening place, and it is a monumental challenge, that no one has actually accomplished yet, to those who have tried their best also, and everything that went wrong, was not always your fault, like the hurricane, for instance, and those problems….. Good luck to you, Mayor Kilsheimer, most sincerely, and don’t count yourself out of politics for the future! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
November 14, 2019 at 12:55 am Featuring Something Fishy in ApopkaFrom the Lake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictNo matter how you celebrate this holiday season, three things always come to mind: family, friends … and food. From cooking to consumption, there’s nothing better than bringing your loved ones together over a great meal, sharing cherished traditions and making new memories. This may be a special time of year for food, but one thing remains constant year-round – the excellence of cooking with natural gas. Nine out of 10 chefs prefer cooking with natural gas, and for good reason. Natural gas sets the table for easy and precise cooking and a better, tastier finished product. Lake Apopka Natural Gas District customer Terrence Phillips, an Apopka-local chef, and business owner, recently shared some of his favorite holiday cooking memories, tips, and tricks, as well as why natural gas is a key ingredient in his business’ recipe for success.Something Fishy, located at 2107 E. Semoran Blvd., is a family-owned and family-friendly restaurant specializing in locally-sourced, mouth-watering seafood dishes. Terrence – commonly known as “Chef Terry” – and his wife, Patrice, opened the restaurant in March 2016, which quickly became a community staple known for its warm, inviting staff and fresh menu items. When asked what keeps him coming back to work day after day, Terrence was quick to answer: “The people. Whether with our 15 employees or our loyal customers, nothing beats sitting down to a great meal with great company.” Terrence has many memories with food and loved ones at their core, starting in his childhood. Growing up in New York City, with parents in full-time, demanding careers, Terrence’s brother showed him the ropes and sparked his interest in cooking at an early age. One thing he looked forward to every year was Thanksgiving, a treasured time with his grandmother in the kitchen and his family around the table. Chef TerryThese experiences laid the foundation for his career today, and Terrence has a couple of tips for aspiring chefs and restaurant owners: never forget to show appreciation for your employees and don’t forget about the importance of natural gas. “The consistency, quality, convenience, and char you get with natural gas – it’s crucial for us,” Terrence shared. “Many people say, ‘it’s not the stove, it’s the cook,’ but without the right equipment, you just can’t get the job done right.While natural gas is crucial for commercial cooking, Terrence asserts that the green energy resource should be fueling kitchens of all kinds, both in restaurants and at home. “Everyone should be using natural gas – if you enjoy eating and preparing food, it’s a must.”With the holiday season approaching, Terrence generously shared an “industry insider” treat – the step-by-step recipe for his famous “Chef T’s Crab Cakes.” Keep this close by to bring a luscious taste of the sea to your next family feast:Ingredients2 lbs. “super” lump crab4 oz. breadcrumbs2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning1 egg2 oz. real mayonnaise1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce1 tbsp. Tabasco1 tsp. real lemon juice2 tbs. unsalted butter? Tbsp or tsp? 1 tbs. olive oilInstructionsDrain the crabmeat, if necessary. Put the crab in a medium mixing bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Scrape the mixture over the crab and mix gently until well combined. Gently break up the lumps but be careful to not overmix. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the mixture and mix them in gently. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.Shape the crab mixture into cakes about 1 inch thick. In a nonstick skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. When the butter is frothy, add the cakes to the pan. Cook until dark golden brown on the underside (about 4 minutes). Flip the cakes, reduce the heat to medium-low, and continue cooking until the other side is golden brown (about 4-5 minutes). Plate, serve and enjoy!Natural gas customers already have the opportunity to “cook like a pro,” and, this holiday season, you can too. Interested in making the switch? To learn more, visit www.langd.org, call the LANGD marketing team at (407) 656-2734, ext. 307 or email [email protected] Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! 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July 1, 2020 at 1:56 pm By Trimmel Gomes/Florida News ConnectionTALLAHASSEE – After decades of speculation, rumors – and even some evidence that was initially ignored – an archaeological investigation confirms dozens of slaves were buried under what is now Tallahassee’s semi-private Capital City Country Club.For years, golfers have unknowingly taken their shots atop sunken graves of cotton-plantation slaves near the Florida Capitol.There are no plans to exhume the 40 bodies known to be resting under the greens. But civil rights leader Delaitre Hollinger, immediate past president of the Tallahassee NAACP branch, says it shouldn’t be business as usual.He’s calling for a memorial in granite to properly honor the dead.“I envision it being a sitting area where people can come and sit, and reflect,” says Hollinger. “There also needs to be some sort of fence put up, where we keep golfers out of this general area, and that’s going to take some work.”The property belongs to the City of Tallahassee, which commissioned the study, and so far, the country club owners appear to be amenable to proposed changes that will be the subject of future meetings.It’s thought there are more graves yet to be discovered on the sprawling property, which became a golf course in 1908.Hollinger says the discovery has created a ripple effect with people coming forward with tips of other possible slave cemeteries around the region.“We know that there are hundreds more, in Leon County alone, that we don’t even know about,” says Hollinger. “And so really, this is – it instills a great sense of pride, but this is just the beginning.”Leon County was the center of Florida’s plantation economy during the antebellum days and had the state’s highest concentration of slaves.Hollinger kept digging into old newspaper archives that mentioned the burial site and contacted local elected officials to conduct a study. Researchers suspect there are about 1,500 unmarked slave and African-American cemeteries across the Sunshine State. The Anatomy of Fear Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Patsy Whitely Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Great article. Has anyone followed up to see if the club plans to create the memorial to honor the remains of the enslaved victims? TAGSCapital City Country ClubFlorida News ConnectionSlaveryTallahassee Previous articleWhat Kwanzaa means for the African-American communityNext articleInventory concerns only issue on bright Florida’s home/condo market Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Haughey | The Center Square You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday endorsed a massive bill that clarifies requirements for the state’s armed school “guardian” program and imposes standardized compliance measures on school boards, districts, and administrators.Senate Proposed Bill 7040, a 39-page committee bill, adds safeguards to those approved by lawmakers under 2018’s SB 7026, the $400 million “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” and includes recommendations forwarded by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission.SPB 7040 also incorporates criticisms from a December grand jury report analyzing how the 2018 initiatives are being implemented by school districts.Among components is a mandate that the Office of State Schools review district safety reports and withhold pay for administrators who fail to cite “all incidents of material noncompliance.”Under SPB 7040, private security companies would be prohibited from training guardians. Sheriff’s offices must approve psychological evaluations, drug test results and background checks before candidates enter guardian training.Guardians can be volunteer school employees or security professionals. All must pass psychological screenings, drug tests and complete 144 hours of training.The grand jury noted instances of district employees completing training but not participating because they failed subsequent criminal background checks or psychological evaluations.“Not only does this waste taxpayer resources, it compromises the plans of school officials who believe they are making sufficient efforts toward compliance only to later find out that their intended designees are not eligible to serve,” the report said.SB 7026 earmarked $67 million annually for the guardian program but, according to a January 2019 report by the MSD commission, only 25 districts had approved it during its first year.Under SPB 7040, districts and school boards could be penalized for not implementing the guardian program.SB 7026 also seeded $175 million for student mental health services. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants more money for preK-12 mental health in his Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, which includes:• $10 million more for school mental-health programs, for a total of $79 million.• $100 million more in “safe schools” funding, increasing the allocation to $262 million.• $51 million more for school “hardening” to increase the allocation to $150 million.Despite the bill’s far-ranging import, it drew little debate during its inaugural hearing.Dr. Robert Pincus, a Liberty University counselor education professor and former 11-year Polk County school counselor, praised the mental health spending boost before offering “a solution that won’t cost you any money” to ensure those dollars are well spent.Speaking on behalf of the 5,000-member Florida School Counselor Association, Pincus suggested requiring school counselors to provide direct services to students at least 80 percent of their time on campus.Like teachers and other staff, he said, counselors are often drafted for collateral functions, such as lunchroom mentoring, bus duty and testing coordination.“We’re generally the only mental health provider on campus every day,” he said. “Suicide ideation has doubled, completion has doubled the last five years. The first line of defense in schools is school counselors.”“My first response to you is, ‘Amen,’” said Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, a career school district superintendent, before acknowledging collateral duties are shared by all educators and staff, adding if counselors are exempt, someone else must fill in.The only solution would be hiring more non-teaching staff, an expensive proposition for many districts.“We don’t fund school districts to hire the very people you are talking about,” Montford said.“Then we’re going to have another Stoneman Douglas, we’re going to have higher suicide rates,” Pincus said. “The cost of putting this amendment into the bill is a lot less than the cost to our students.” TAGSGuardian ProgramThe Center SquareThe Florida Legislature Previous articleHow to Make Different Types of Ribbon TrimsNext articleIs secondhand screen time the new secondhand smoking? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Projects Japan Save this picture!© Jeremy San+ 30 Share Photographs: Jeremy San Text description provided by the architects. In Greek mythology, Narcissus looked into the lake to admire his beauty. But what if the lake was animate and looking at its own reflection in Narcissus eyes? Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaCoverlam Facade in Single Family HomeWoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaConsole tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6270Situated at the entrance of Misakimizube Koen, one of the picturesque parks fronting a lake and flanked by Sakura trees, the house was conceived to be an object with the environment. The programmatic zones of Public, Service and Private spatially organized the house into 3 distinct zones with further punctuation of the main massing with the Landscape element; providing spaces for the courtyard and roof deck. This base form was further chiseled with structure, daylight/ventilation and viewpoint concerns. Save this picture!Section65% of low rise Japanese houses are constructed out of timber, a material that has the strongest weight to strength ratio amongst other building materials like concrete and steel. Using timber from a renewable source, coupled with building technology that utilized a hybrid of traditional mortise and tenon joint system with steel bracketing, this house was able to push the ubiquitous “boxed” building envelope for timber residential construction in Japan. Save this picture!© Jeremy SanThe solution to push the Public program to the upper level was obvious with the need to accommodate parking for 3 cars. In addition, this offered an elevated scenic view of the park by having living/dining/kitchen at the second level. The extensive 3.2 m wooden cantilever was unusual with the norm capped at 1.5 m. The initial structural concept of using a truss floor progressed to the final structural solution; using an elegant inspiration from bridge construction and book shelf bracketing. Further reinforcement of the structure was made in the courtyard wall to reduce eccentricity of built form and thus lateral movements during earthquakes. Save this picture!© Jeremy SanThe outer form reflected the inner structure of the building, creating opportunities for expression of inclined surfaces. These further expressed their responses to rainwater drainage and the sublime reflection of the surrounding landscape. In order to bring views of the exterior Sakura into the dining space, an asymmetrical window ledge was purposefully built, providing a material continuity from exterior to interior and framing the picturesque view. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe idea of “Reflection” was multifarious and became a series of unfolded meanings; exterior reflection of surrounding, interior reflection of surroundings, introspective reflection spaces and reflection of the house structure. Save this picture!© Jeremy SanThe landscape falls into three areas, the front yard, the courtyard and the roof deck. The front yard accommodates parking for three cars and becomes the entrance frame for the house. The connecting tissue to the park relies on the structurally evolved facade that visually associates with it and uses similar ground paving material. The courtyard, an intimate private garden forms part of the environmental funnel to dissipate hot air during summer. This space further anchors the master bedroom, 1-tatami introspective room, and double volume library. The roof deck, the pinnacle of the house further heighten one’s sense of place with its surroundings and provides the perfect viewing platform for both Hanami (Sakura) and Hanabi (Fireworks) festivals. Save this picture!Roof PlanHansha Reflection House condenses the energies on site to formulate a dwelling that looks back at the surroundings with a slight twist. Save this picture!© Jeremy SanText provided by Studio SKLIMProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Social Housing / ZigZag ArchitectsArticlesDesCours: A Presentation of AIA New OrleansArticles Share Hansha Reflection House / Studio SKLIMSave this projectSaveHansha Reflection House / Studio SKLIM “COPY” Photographs 2011 Architects: Studio SKLIM Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/186167/hansha-reflection-house-studio-sklim Clipboard Year: “COPY” Area: 124 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hansha Reflection House / Studio SKLIM ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Nagoya-shi, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/186167/hansha-reflection-house-studio-sklim Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio SKLIMOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNagoya-shiHousesJapanPublished on November 24, 2011Cite: “Hansha Reflection House / Studio SKLIM” 24 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Roger Brooks PhotographyThe project brief was to add a new floor to an existing 1950’s split level home, which was originally designed by an architect. However, due to some unforeseen conditions, the existing house had to be removed. So the construction is all new, and the design retains hints of the old. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe existing house was too small for the family, so a new floor was added containing a master bedroom, ensuite, office and deck. The new upper floor cantilevers in two directions, and compliments the lower (original) cantilevered portion of the house. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyTo soften the strong geometry of the house, clear stained cedar siding was used on all surfaces to give the composition scale and warmth. The inner face of each cube is lined with bluestone to provide contrast. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyThe house feels very spacious in relation to its actual size. There are three ceiling heights used throughout the house which create volume and a sense of openness. Careful window placement allows walls to be washed with light and views to be controlled. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyThe interior material palette is very simple – white walls, rift cut oak cabinetry, and bluestone floors (and patios). Bluestone is also featured as a cladding material around the base of the garage and at the insets of the front “boxes”.Project gallerySee allShow lessLevin Residence / Ibarra Rosano Design ArchitectsSelected ProjectsACTIVATE! Public Space Design CompetitionArticles Share 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/326715/chilliwack-randy-bens-architect Clipboard Area: 300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Chilliwack / Randy Bens Architect Houses “COPY” CopyHouses•New Westminster, Canada Projects Canada Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/326715/chilliwack-randy-bens-architect Clipboard Save this picture!© Roger Brooks Photography+ 31 Share ArchDaily Architects: Randy Bens Architect Area Area of this architecture project Chilliwack / Randy Bens ArchitectSave this projectSaveChilliwack / Randy Bens Architect CopyAbout this officeRandy Bens ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew WestminsterWoodHousesCanadaPublished on February 01, 2013Cite: “Chilliwack / Randy Bens Architect” 01 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/494583/house-in-chiba-yuji-kimura-design Clipboard “COPY” Area: 41 m² Area: 41 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs: Takumi OtaPhotographs: Takumi OtaConstructor:Nakano KomutenStructure:TimberCity:ChibaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannModular Timber Construction ServicesSkylightsJansenRoof Glazing – VISS FireResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Diagonal TowerText description provided by the architects. This house is the appearance of a simple box-shaped like factory, and square holes of large and small with a visual rhythm is open at random. The site is located in a corner lot where the two roads of a quiet residential area of Chiba Prefecture suburbs cross. The request from the owner when planning1. Bright and Large Living2. Balcony with Privacy3. Simple and appearance like a factory Be based on this. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaIn order to secure privacy, taking in the light from the road side with no obstacles, it was planned to be a shape such as to surround the entire site, provided in the balcony and parking lot that also serves as a lighting.AppearanceSince the whole is a simple big box-shaped, by setting the bare dare joints such as bolts and rail, a garage gate and gate is prevented from too much minimal. Moreover, the arrangement of square holes of various sizes, such as are open to random, the opening is making a visual rhythm.Save this picture!First Floor PlanInsideA bedroom being only the sleeping purpose and spending most of time in living and a dining room, a bedroom and a bathroom were placed in the first floor, a dining room and a living room were placed in the sunniest place of the second floor. Provided with a large opening in the living room, so that is out on the balcony. There is also a sliding door with storage space in the kitchen back side, refrigerator, washing machine, household goods are placed in it. The atrium part, by providing a loft that can be up and down the ladder, and in consideration for storage.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessInside Johannesburg’s Infamous Ponte City TowerVideosMVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series “Vertical Village” at Milan Design WeekArchitecture News Share Japan 2013 Architects: Yuji Kimura Design Area Area of this architecture project House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 27 Share Photographs Year: Year: 2013 House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design Projects CopyHouses•Chiba, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/494583/house-in-chiba-yuji-kimura-design Clipboard “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeYuji Kimura DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChibaHousesJapanPublished on April 10, 2014Cite: “House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design” 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508047/b-house-domenack-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508047/b-house-domenack-arquitectos Clipboard 2008 Projects Area: 478 m² Area: 478 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 “COPY” B House / Domenack Arquitectos photographs: Juan Solano OjasiPhotographs: Juan Solano Ojasi + 16 Share Architects: Domenack Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiText description provided by the architects. The Project is located in one of the highest areas of the city and consists of a 3 level house, designed for a young couple with 2 small children.Save this picture!Section AThe family´s programmatic requirements and the steep topography of the terrain required the project to be conceived as a compact and efficient structure. The house is designed as a narrow volume with a longitudinal orientation in order to adequate it´s structure to the sloping topography of the plot and take advantage of the stunning views of the city.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe entrance is located on the top floor, along with the parking and service area. The living room and kitchen are located one floor below, functionally articulating the house and hovering over the city, and the private area, garden and pool are located on the bottom floor. A series of platforms and gardens are created on the way down, following an exterior stair designed to connect externally all levels of the house.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe house is conceived as a balcony over the city, every space in the house enjoys the same panoramic view of the city and it´s natural surroundings.Project gallerySee allShow lessHappy Cities and Stranger Danger: An Interview with DIALOG’s Bruce HadenArticlesSheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling ScholarshipArchitecture News Share Photographs Copy CopyAbout this officeDomenack ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimaWoodHousesPeruPublished on May 23, 2014Cite: “B House / Domenack Arquitectos” 23 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir, Courtesy of SYAAStructural Engineering:Simona ParaschivMep Engineering:Florentina Radu, Mirela Neculai, Florin PoteraSound & Acoustic Consultant:Flavius OrosCity:BucharestCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. The particularity of this project is the very small (116sqm), plot and the desire of two friends to build together their urban apartments, each of them with its own appendix functioning as a professional space – a wine bar and a recording studio respectively.Save this picture!SectionThese special additions, along with the reduced imprint of the house, dictated a vertical spatial layout: the wine bar and duplex belonging to one of the clients were placed on the underground, ground floor and first floor, thus also enjoying the presence of a small courtyard, whereas the recording studio and the other duplex were placed on the terraced attic, the second and the third floors.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe result was a five-level building with four functional units. The height – unusual for a house – as well as the owners’ lifestyle and requests led to the design of four different access ways and a semi-open exterior staircase, integrated in the building’s envelope. The wine bar, located on the underground level and open to the public, communicates directly with the street through a buffer space on the ground floor.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanJoining all functions in a compact manner was balanced by large openings towards the street and double height spaces. Interior spaces opened on two levels and expressed in the facade by large vertical windows, the loggia on the second floor that extends up to the attic, the exterior staircase included in the volume of the house and the openings randomly paced on facades give a unified compact look, in which one can hardly read levels and functions.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe resulting building preserves the defining elements of the traditional houses in the area: the courtyard with garden and private access, directly from the street, the roof framing with attic. The house links and contributes to the public space through its generous loggia. The atypical height is the only element that suggests the mix of functions and the existence of several owners. The compact, robust, slightly defensive silhouette is inspired by the traditional typology of a house in Romania named “Kula”.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA ARHITEKTI Creates Ceramic Mosaic for ETI ShowroomArchitecture NewsAustralian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National AwardsArchitecture News Share “COPY” O House / SYAA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560915/o-house-syaa Clipboard Architects: SYAA Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Cosmin Dragomir+ 20 Share Romania Area: 390 m² Area: 390 m² Photographs CopyHouses•Bucharest, Romania O House / SYAASave this projectSaveO House / SYAA Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560915/o-house-syaa Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSYAAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBucharestHousesRomaniaPublished on November 07, 2014Cite: “O House / SYAA” 07 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit+ 6 Share ArchDaily France Architects: Jean-François Schmit Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769087/forty-six-dwellings-jean-francois-schmit Clipboard Year: Housing “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769087/forty-six-dwellings-jean-francois-schmit Clipboard CopyHousing•Sceaux, France 2011 “COPY” Area: 4700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Parklex International S.L. Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeJean-François SchmitOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSceauxFrancePublished on July 05, 2015Cite: “Forty-Six Dwellings / Jean-François Schmit” 05 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786162/cut-away-roof-house-scale-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786162/cut-away-roof-house-scale-architecture Clipboard Projects Cut-away Roof House / Scale Architecture 2015 Australia Photographs Photographs: Brett BoardmanTeam:Matt Chan, Nathan Etherington, Jennifer McMasterClient:PrivateCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Cut-away Roof House is an addition to a semi-detached interwar house on Sydney’s lower north shore. Sited in an undulating suburban landscape of tile and tin roofs, the project is a contemporary timber clad 2 storey addition.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82The original semi-detached house is left intact while the rear addition comprises an unconventional pitched-roof form. A large section is cut-away from the roof bringing light deep into the house, leaving a simple C-shaped plan with a courtyard in the middle.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe living dining and kitchen spaces are arranged around the courtyard on the ground floor, while the bedroom looks over the roof to the garden beyond. The spaces around the courtyard each differ in section and volume. The play on suburban shapes and language creates a spatially diverse array of rooms, each with a different orientation to the courtyard.Save this picture!Elevation / SectionThe roof and walls are clad entirely with AFS certified north coast mixed hardwood timbers, designed to operate as a ventilated facade with excellent thermal performance.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe carefully designed, light filled spaces provide a backdrop for the lives of the inhabitants. The spatial layout is both efficient and functional, providing a careful balance between communal and private zones.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanResponding to the surrounding context of hip and gable roofs, the profile of the addition appears both traditional and contemporary at once. Viewed from any angle it never looks out of place, yet retains its own unique architectural language.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe client’s brief was for an enduring and functional house, compact in plan, but spatially interesting. Our response captures these attributes while making the most of the site’s ideal private, north orientation to the rear. The additional floor area provided much needed functional space for a growing family, without any excess or waste.Project gallerySee allShow lessBuilt-In: NYC Drinks @ Black DoorEventVo Trong Nghia Proposes Green City Hall for Bac Ninh CityArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 15 Share Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeScale ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSydneyAustraliaPublished on April 26, 2016Cite: “Cut-away Roof House / Scale Architecture ” 26 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792078/floating-vi-plan-architects-office Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Floating-Ⅵ / PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office “COPY” Year: Projects Architects: PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Eagon, RHEIN ZINKSave this picture!Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreA Scene of the VillageThe site is located in a residential area, Ilgok-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju. This village, surrounding by Family village of Kwangsan Rho-Korean’s family name has been gradually gentrified by development. The scene of the village has kept harmony with nearby park and quotidian space having a cozy and antique atmosphere. People from different town used to visit this place, have some coffee and strolling in the park during the nighttime and weekend.Save this picture!Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeHouse InspirationThe primitive access of house was started based on the client’s thought of the dwelling. The project was developed with the client’s a drastic idea of house and dream “floating space”. The architect concerned about the client’s dream and make an effort to harmonize with the village. The house was revealed by a client’s idea and architect’s thought gave shape of a house.Save this picture!Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeFloating SpaceThe building site is composed by four small plots which is restricted combining only two plot in the master plan of district. The condition of the site is have a 5 meters topography difference from western neighborhood park to lower ground. The building place on the northern two plots and the yard being in the southern patches. The client required to the accurate level of living room, the space prospecting the scene of village and securing private. The house gives pedestrian to feel coercion by the huge mass. In order to compensate the defect, the opening front yard is surrounded by low walls. By the difference of level, the eastern facade flows naturally, and western facade is drastic contrast, but the flowing soft line make distinct with other neighborhood’s houses.Save this picture!Base 1st Floor PlanSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!3rd Floor PlanFloating-ⅥFloating-VI, six the space of Dwelling, is consist of the husband and wife, children, hobby, family room, outdoor spa, and garden. These spaces for the young couple for free life, a son for studying art, a daughter for encouraging inspiration, the various spaces become an ideal house for family. In contrast to unique facades, indoor space has openness as well as privacy with the cozy bedrooms, space for wide view. Those spaces contained low color temperature soft light and have unique details, so client’s affection soaks into the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeThe garden with the village’s scenery The garden is in between first and second floor with the level difference. This garden simply consists of lawn grass, gravel paving and fireplace, but with the low wall it harmonizes with the park outside and creates different sceneries with the seasons of the village.Save this picture!Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeProject gallerySee allShow less#thebarnTAS / workbylizandalexSelected ProjectsTruth in Architecture: Lecture by Paul Stevenson Oles FAIALecture Share Floating-Ⅵ / PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeSave this projectSaveFloating-Ⅵ / PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792078/floating-vi-plan-architects-office Clipboard CopyHouses•Gwangju, South Korea “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office+ 15 Share Area: 202 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officePLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGwangjuSouth KoreaPublished on July 27, 2016Cite: “Floating-Ⅵ / PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office” 27 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Projects Area: 1416 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil Camburiú Building / AR Arquitetos Camburiú Building / AR ArquitetosSave this projectSaveCamburiú Building / AR Arquitetos Photographs: Maíra Acayaba, Mário Daloia, Juan Pablo Rosenberg Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874953/camburiu-building-ar-arquitetos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874953/camburiu-building-ar-arquitetos Clipboard Year: CopyApartments•Vila Ipojuca, Brazil Photographs 2015 Save this picture!© Maíra Acayaba+ 28 Share Architects: AR Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Casa Franceza, Clodomar, PortobelloPromoter:ONZE Empreendimentos Imobiliários LtdaConstructor:Empresarial PaulistaLandscape Design:Mariana SoaresFoundation :MAG Projesolos LTDAStructure:Reyolando Brasil (ARBRASIL Ltda)Electric Installations:PKM Tecnologia em Projetos LtdaHydraulic Installations:USINA Consultoria e Projetos LtdaArchitects In Charge:Marina Acayaba, Juan Pablo RosenbergProject Team:Pedro Saito, Guilherme Ortenblad, Renata LovroCity:Vila IpojucaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Pablo RosenbergText description provided by the architects. The project for this eight apartment building located on a steep terrain in São Paulo proposes an alternative for a collective housing in the city, by treating the group of residential units as a cluster of overlaid houses forming a “vertical village”.Save this picture!© Mário DaloiaSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThis resource, apart from creating a rich volume for the building, associates the quality of life of each resident to low impact on the neighborhood, in an association of individual and collective advantages.The resulting volume arises from the juxtaposition of collaborative responses to six specific assumptions raised:-the program: eight housing units with varying areas.-steep plot, with use of plateaus and retaining walls;-the small land area and consequent computable area available for the units.-layout according to heat stroke and the views of the Valley in the back (East).-respect to the maximum height of neighboring houses and minimal impact on them;-the use of a structural solution that is both economical and of simple executionSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaAt first locating eight housing units on a 750m² (15x50m) plot, without the possibility of using progressive and taxes (C.A = 1), forced us to seek an alternative route to optimize the areas of each apartment. External areas, not computable, emerged as a natural response.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Mário DaloiaThe sloping terrain, a former industrial stockyard was already divided into four plateaus going from the street down. Another solution was to take advantage of these levels, as well as the existing retaining walls, in order to minimize the energy cost with earthwork.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Juan Pablo RosenbergSave this picture!SectionThe stacking of volumes in relation to these levels was replicated in the development of the building, generating blocks of different sizes and depths resulting in terraces for the apartments. This solution ensures that all units have at least 40 m² of external sunny area, overlooking the valley to the East. This feature, not only qualifies the use, but also ensures “porosity” to the building which minimizes the shadow and preserves air flow in the neighboring plots. The fitting of each unit’s floor plan within a structural modulation aims, in particular, to position the bedrooms to the sunny façade and to turn the wet areas to the South, enabling good ventilation and sometimes two-story high ceiling in the living rooms. The terraces are always part covered, part uncovered, facing the valley to the rising Sun, as well as most of the rooms.Save this picture!© Mário DaloiaProject gallerySee allShow lessCritics Laud Francis Kéré’s 2017 Serpentine Pavilion for Its Simplicity and Authenti…ArticlesPainting the Post-Digital: The Meaning Behind the MotifsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rua Camburiú, 277 – Vila Ipojuca, São Paulo – SP, 05058-020, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Apartments “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAR ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVila IpojucaBrazilPublished on July 04, 2017Cite: “Camburiú Building / AR Arquitetos” 04 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894097/house-between-trees-equals-plus-x Clipboard Photographs House between Trees / – = + x – Houses House between Trees / – = + x -Save this projectSaveHouse between Trees / – = + x – CopyHouses•Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay Year: Save this picture!© Leonardo Méndez+ 25Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Architects: – = + x – Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Area: 993 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Photographs: Leonardo MéndezCollaborators:Fernanda Garicoche, Elianne VidalStructure Calculation:Ingeniero Rodrigo Vera ProusArchitects In Charge:Francisco Tomboly, Sonia CarisimoCity:Mariano Roque AlonsoCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Mariano Roque Alonso city, located next to Asuncion, is part of “Gran Asuncion”, an urban continuity formed by several low-density cities. These cities have been growing along important highways resulting in blocks following their geometry.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!Ground Floor Plan and Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezThe “Vivienda Entre Árboles” is built on a one-hectare terrain with rich vegetation, where an old ranch was located. The project is implanted within an area of dense vegetation, with trees that have developed long trunks in search of light. Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezThe aim is that the existing trees be part of the house´s integral spaces, utilizing a concrete structure that allows full and empty, generated in interior and exterior spaces.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!Rooftop Plan and Side ElevationSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezInterior spaces change scale according to internal functions in which double heights, bridges, glass volumes containing green life, and hanging floors allow a fluid space, and openings between concrete beams let natural light and ventilation occur.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!Upper Floor Plan and Cross SectionSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezProject gallerySee allShow lessChicago Architecture Biennial Appoints Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares as 2019 Co-C…Architecture NewsFirst Images Released of SOM’s Proposed Skyscrapers on Former Chicago Spire SiteArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894097/house-between-trees-equals-plus-x Clipboard Projects Paraguay CopyAbout this office- = + x -OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMariano Roque AlonsoParaguayPublished on May 16, 2018Cite: “House between Trees / – = + x -” [Vivienda Entre Árboles / – = + x -] 16 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Housing Building Refurbishment / Sergio RojoSave this projectSaveHousing Building Refurbishment / Sergio Rojo Spain Year: Housing Building Refurbishment / Sergio Rojo Manufacturers: B.lux, Cocinas Santos, Cocinas Tenuee, Sanitarios Roca MeridianArchaeologist:Carlos López de CalleStructure:José Luis Gutiérrez. ArquitectoConstruction:Air Grupo de Negocios XXI SLCity:LogroñoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Josema CutillasRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. This project involves the revitalization of a small abandoned part of the old town. It’s the rehabilitation of a building located in the neighborhood of the Ollerías Altas y Bajas, an urban area where most of the pottery industry of the city along the Modern Age was. It was renovated by architect Fernando Salvador Carreras in 1928.Save this picture!© Josema CutillasSave this picture!Floor PlanThe rehabilitation without demolition maintains its original alignment so that the original layout of the urban fabric is preserved in this point. This fact has allowed converting our southern dividing wall into a real façade, taking advantage of the slight setback of the adjacent building. Thus, three new windows open to the Espolón square.Save this picture!© Josema CutillasOne of the main challenges of the project is to recover the bearing capacity of the original wooden structure. Its use will be set aside for dwellings and commercial premises.”Tearing down old buildings won’t make our cities more affordable or inviting. It’s time to make better use of the buildings and spaces we already have”Stephanie K.Meeks President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, via @citylab @saveplacespresSave this picture!© Josema CutillasSave this picture!© Josema CutillasProject gallerySee allShow lessElinor Bunin Munroe Film Center / Rockwell GroupSelected ProjectsLumion 9: Rendering Living Environments for Real BeautyArticlesProject locationAddress:Calle Marqués de Vallejo, 4, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” CopyHousing, Renovation•Logroño, Spain Architects: Sergio Rojo Area Area of this architecture project Housing Save this picture!© Josema Cutillas+ 13Curated by Danae Santibañez Share 2018 Photographs Photographs: Josema Cutillas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904585/housing-building-refurbushment-sergio-rojo Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSergio RojoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationLogroñoSpainPublished on November 05, 2018Cite: “Housing Building Refurbishment / Sergio Rojo” [Rehabilitación de Edificio para Viviendas / Sergio Rojo] 05 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs Save this picture!© Aram Alkanaan+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share Iran Architects: Mohammad Kazerani, Rashed Azizi Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Fantoni, Knauf, AGT, Hashemi Stone, HofmannStructural Engineer:Behrouz MoradiPresentation:Alireza ZamaniCheekh Maker:Nasrin Akhzari WorkshopClient:Hoshmat GhaysvandiBudget:50.000 $City:KamyaranCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aram AlkanaanRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The fundamental challenge of the peoples of small towns with agricultural careers is the dichotomy between urban and rural life.The Majority of these people have some kind of service job in the city and practice their ancestors’ occupations at the same time. They tend to use the possibilities the progress associated with urban life, and at the same time, dream for the nostalgia of living in the countryside. In the “Kamyaran House” project, the bipolarity of life [and, in fact, the wishes of the employer] has been the foundation of the design process.Save this picture!© Aram AlkanaanBy examining the employer’s dwelling houses in the village, four basic physical-spatial patterns that were linked to rural life were identified: First, the model of the verandah, whose presence as a middle space, faces the main courtyard of the house, is very important for gathering family members in the warm seasons during the day. Then the pattern of the sanitary lay-out seems important because people in the area insist that the toilet should be outside the residential area and in the corner of the yard.Save this picture!DiagramEven in many modern apartments in the city of Kamyaran, the toilet door opens to the communal corridor between units! On the other hand, the pattern of the yard, which was considered a great space for children’s play, ritual ceremonies and ancient celebrations such as Last Wednesday of the year (Charshanbeh-souri) and the night of Nowruz, religious ceremonies such as the singing carols could not be ignored. Finally, regarding the occupation of the employer’s father, who was a carpet retailer, the pattern of the closet and the place of recluse for the father, which was a large private room with a colossal cupboard on a corner facing a vast view of the agricultural lands and covered with colorful carpets and rugs, the last loop of the project was completed.Save this picture!© Aram AlkanaanSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Aram AlkanaanThe Bayezprneh River runs along the north-south axis of Kamyaran City. The project area is situated on the broadest part of the river (“Lake of the City”) so that its western part is parallel to the river. Based on the location of the land and its small dimensions, we arranged four patterns of rural house levels in the urban housing section.Save this picture!SectionWe use second grade cut-broken stones which was more similar to the untreated rocks used for the village houses. And for shaders, we used Cheekh, a native shading. Colored and shaded glasses along with Cheekh show different behaviors with changing seasons and hours.Save this picture!© Aram AlkanaanCheekh is originally a kind of native roof-cover woven with goat’s hair. It is water proof and has a long-term resistance to direct sunlight. Goat’s hair also has interesting properties: it is loose in the warm season and the straws are spaced apart allowing the air to flow inside, and it contracts in the cold season pulling the straws together blocking airflow. It acts as an insulator against falling autumn rains and cold winter weather influences. Also, the presence of cheekh causes the sun’s radiation to be controlled.Save this picture!© Aram AlkanaanSave this picture!Diagram 02Save this picture!© Aram AlkanaanProject gallerySee allShow lessWest Kowloon HSR Station Photographed Through the Lens of Kris ProvoostArchitecture NewsNanchang Shimao Water City Cloud Office Center / Dplus-StudioSelected Projects Share 2018 Kamyaran House / Rashed Azizi, Mohammad KazeraniSave this projectSaveKamyaran House / Rashed Azizi, Mohammad Kazerani ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903969/kamyaran-house-rashed-azizi-mohammad-kazerani-plus-gozar-architectural-design-studio Clipboard Photographs: Aram Alkanaan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Kamyaran, Iran ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903969/kamyaran-house-rashed-azizi-mohammad-kazerani-plus-gozar-architectural-design-studio Clipboard Area: 255 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: “COPY” Kamyaran House / Rashed Azizi, Mohammad Kazerani Houses Projects CopyAbout this officeMohammad KazeraniOfficeFollowRashed AziziOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKamyaranIranPublished on November 16, 2018Cite: “Kamyaran House / Rashed Azizi, Mohammad Kazerani” 16 Nov 2018. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913309/jungle-frame-house-studio-saxe Clipboard Projects Costa Rica Housing Jungle Frame House / Studio Saxe ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913309/jungle-frame-house-studio-saxe Clipboard Year: “COPY” “COPY” 2018 Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Area: 340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio SaxeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingNosaraCosta RicaPublished on March 18, 2019Cite: “Jungle Frame House / Studio Saxe” [Casa Jungle Frame / Studio Saxe] 18 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects 2017 Xaver Egger CopyAbout this officeSehw ArchitekturOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBerlinGermanyPublished on August 15, 2019Cite: “A28 House / Sehw Architektur” 15 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927438/project-o-cabin-bond-creative-agency Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeAleksi HautamäkiOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKimito island municipalityOn FacebookFinlandPublished on November 01, 2019Cite: “Project Ö Cabin / Aleksi Hautamäki” 01 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: MaggSave this picture!© Sergio LópezRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. For the Greek culture, nostos meant a return back home, to the origins where the identity started. The dweller of Nostos has returned to Coyoacán, a neighborhood in Mexico City with a profound family history.Save this picture!© Sergio LópezNostos is imagined as a set of places that all together form a whole threshold; a constant flux between the interior and the exterior, between shadow and light, where creativity and thought are kept alive while they reside with that enough space, the one that celebrates the essential means and nothing else.Save this picture!© Sergio LópezSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Sergio LópezWriting, reading, and watching films, are Nostos specific activities, which in sum with the most primordial ones, the project aims to generate a state of calm. The sound, the light, the temperature, the materials, and colors, are all composed under a tenuous atmosphere, a low frequency with dimmed tones. If nostalgia seeks to go back to memory, so let it happen by recreating it through a present time filled with new meanings.Save this picture!© Sergio LópezProject gallerySee allShow lessRocco Designs Skyscraper Church in Hong KongArchitecture NewsCornell University’s New Fine Arts Library Opens in IthacaArchitecture News Share Nostos House / TANATSave this projectSaveNostos House / TANAT Houses CopyHouses•Ciudad de México, Mexico Area: 125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2018 Photographs: Sergio López Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Mexico Nostos House / TANAT ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927452/nostos-house-tanat Clipboard Year: ArchDaily Save this picture!© Sergio López+ 18Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927452/nostos-house-tanat Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Architects: TANAT Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTANATOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on November 04, 2019Cite: “Nostos House / TANAT” [Casa Nostos / TANAT] 04 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Argentina Houses Projects FM House / alarciaferrer arquitectos Architects: alarciaferrer arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927562/fm-house-alarciaferrer-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Argentina “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927562/fm-house-alarciaferrer-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 33Curated by Clara Ott Share Structural Engineering:Germán SerborariaBuilding:Julio QuirozCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. A holiday home of great size, but at the same time seeks to adapt its scale to those who use it. The proposal is based on dividing the program into two, as if it were two autonomous houses. This allows not only to condition the use according to your requirement, but also to feel an intense use of each environment.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!© Federico CairoliThe “lower” house has a more intimate relationship with the terrain and the nearby views, while the “superior”, in contrast, seeks a more intense relationship with the distant views of the lake, the mountains and the steep slope. The layout of the whole house is linear, leaving all its rooms towards an optimal orientation, being only the main gallery, meeting point of the house, the environment that seeks to focus its disposition with the colored hill.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe inculpation of the vacuum through patios not only allows a better illumination and ventilation of the environments but also emphasizes its linear character, generating a more precise scale with its imposing context. The materials used are low maintenance and respond to structural and project logics that balance their presence with their environment.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessDorte Mandrup Wins Competition to Design Cultural Building in NorwayArchitecture NewsBeyond Angkor Wat: Cambodia’s New Cultural ArchitectureArchitecture News Share ArchDaily Photographs: Federico Cairoli Photographs Joaquin Alarcia, Federico Ferrer Deheza 2016 FM House / alarciaferrer arquitectosSave this projectSaveFM House / alarciaferrer arquitectos Area: 320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officealarciaferrer arquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArgentinaPublished on November 05, 2019Cite: “FM House / alarciaferrer arquitectos” [Casa FM / alarciaferrer arquitectos] 05 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928297/villa-vught-mecanoo Clipboard Architects: Mecanoo Area Area of this architecture project Villa Vught / MecanooSave this projectSaveVilla Vught / Mecanoo CopyAbout this officeMecanooOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVughtOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on November 13, 2019Cite: “Villa Vught / Mecanoo” 13 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Architects: NS Studio Area Area of this architecture project House in Artana / NS StudioSave this projectSaveHouse in Artana / NS Studio CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Artana, Georgia Save this picture!© Nick Paniashvili+ 29Curated by Hana Abdel Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942036/house-in-artana-ns-studio Clipboard Area: 400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Aparici, AutoDesk, GUBI, Midj, TON, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Nemo Products used in this ProjectPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – CarpetDesign Team:Nino Tchanturia, Luka ChaganavaCity:ArtanaCountry:GeorgiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nick PaniashviliText description provided by the architects. The project area is located in the village of Artana at the foot of the Caucasus mountains. This breathtaking view of the Caucasus became the landmark of a residential house. Our goal was to make the exterior as a part of the interior, so that the volume is towards the main entrance. There was arranged a verdant island in front of the building and a garage next to the house. On the rest of the Northern part of the territory there is vineyard.Save this picture!© Nick PaniashviliSave this picture!First Floor planSave this picture!© Nick PaniashviliThe single-storey house is built of old bricks and wooden elements, while the roof was tiled. We have created a modern shape with an open courtyard in the center of it and spaces of various function. Our aim was to bring the new construction into harmony with the existing environment.Save this picture!© Nick PaniashviliOne of the main elements of the interior is the exterior, which intrudes into the house through the wooden windows and becomes an integral part of it. We should note the ceiling height, the lowest point of which is 4.5 meters and the highest one is 6.5 meters. Through a massive wooden door, we get in several interconnected spaces which are united by the view of the Caucasus mountains. The fireplace hanging from the ceiling separates the living room into two different types of resting zones. On the background of intense green and natural facing materials, there are some sharp colors, emphasized lighting and various elements of décor.Save this picture!© Nick PaniashviliSave this picture!Section 1-1Save this picture!© Nick PaniashviliThe kitchen attracts a viewer’s attention with the shape and color of its façade. The viewer is more likely expecting brutality, but meets the mix of modern, straight and curved lines in the combination with natural materials, wood and stone. The dining room next to the kitchen is glazed and naturally decorated with different views. Accordingly, the focus is on the wooden dining table, chairs and the three brass lamps hung over them.Save this picture!© Nick PaniashviliProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Gaps Apartment / Block ArchitectsSelected ProjectsDigitalFUTURES World: TalksLecture Series Share 2016 Nino Tchanturia, Luka Chaganava “COPY” Photographs: Nick Paniashvili Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Georgia Houses House in Artana / NS Studio ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942036/house-in-artana-ns-studio Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officeNS StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookArtanaGeorgiaPublished on June 23, 2020Cite: “House in Artana / NS Studio” 23 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Private House in Thusis / Angela Deuber Architects Projects “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Schaub Stierli Fotografie+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Thusis, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945581/private-house-in-thusis-angela-deuber-architects Clipboard 2019 CopyAbout this officeAngela Deuber ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookThusisSwitzerlandPublished on August 12, 2020Cite: “Private House in Thusis / Angela Deuber Architects” 12 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Arti Pictures – William Sutanto+ 19Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950540/iv-villa-bgnr-architects-plus-kantor-gunawan-guanawan Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Projects IV Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan GunawanSave this projectSaveIV Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan Gunawan “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Trawas, Indonesia Project gallerySee allShow lessIMO Apartment / flipê arquiteturaSelected ProjectsT House / AcspaceSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950540/iv-villa-bgnr-architects-plus-kantor-gunawan-guanawan Clipboard Area: 1250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Bgnr Architects, Kantor Gunawan Gunawan Area Area of this architecture project Year: Indonesia Photographs: Arti Pictures – William Sutanto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Insima, Magi, Robert McNeel & Associates, Titanium, Trimble, Vento by Estica InternationalArchitect In Charge:Benny Gunawan, Giovanni GunawanDesign Team:Maria Imelda, Stevan Eranio, Hendro, Ardhyan, Supri, Yusuf, Abi, Sofi R.H., Kevin C., Guszeus WisnuInterior Design:Joel LudongCollaborators:SABP Contractors, SABP Interior ContractorLandscape:Kantor Gunawan GunawanCity:TrawasCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Arti Pictures – William SutantoRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. IV Villa is a building located in a hillside area South of Surabaya. The design of the house is conceived from the pre-existing contour of the side. The 6.000 sqm site is flat at its peak and has a 270 degree views towards three neighboring mountain around the area.Save this picture!© Arti Pictures – William SutantoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Arti Pictures – William SutantoTaking advantage of the flat peak, the building is designed to sit on top, with the car pathways circling around the site from the entrance up to the hilltop. This creates a journey up to the building, surrounded by the hill nature. Upon arriving at the top, the guests enter a tunnel that becomes the drop off area and also hosts the services of the villa. A bridge connecting the house to the pool also becomes a welcoming ‘gate’ to guests, revealing the main terrace at the floor above.Save this picture!© Arti Pictures – William SutantoIn general, the building is divided into three different parts, each facing one mountain. The two private wings each host the master and kids bedrooms, whilst the main atrium faces a cantilevering pool with a special view to the hill and mountain across. As guests enter from the foyer below ground, an elevator opens up at the first floor to a double height seating areas with unobstructed views to the nature, the pool, and the main terrace. Here everyone are encouraged to come together to enjoy the nature backdrops. On the right wing, a complete kitchen set and dining area leads to another BBQ terrace with a view up towards the other mountainside North-East of the building. Save this picture!© Arti Pictures – William SutantoAs the building is located at the peak of the site, every rooms in the villa also faces an open green lawn that is designed according to the pre-existing contour of the site. From the lawn, the building can be seen at its fullest form, splitting itself towards three different angle, almost like a bird with wings, perching on top of the hill. The cantilevering pool also serves as a ‘bridge’ connecting the verticality of the house with the horizontality of the panoramic landscape, with its edge becoming the last boundary between architecture and nature. Save this picture!© Arti Pictures – William SutantoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Arti Pictures – William SutantoAt the second floor, each wing leads us to the master and kids bedrooms. With unobstructed views on top of the hills, the rooms are located at the edge of the building, with glass claddings on three sides of the rooms, giving a 270 degree views around the site and towards the nature. A bridge connecting the right and left wings also acts as a visual connecting device towards the activity happening at the main hall. By opening to almost all sides of the site, the building glows at night around the neighborhood, while becoming transparent on day time, almost hiding behind its fabulous nature backdrop. IV Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan Gunawan 2020 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBgnr ArchitectsOfficeFollowKantor Gunawan GunawanOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTrawasIndonesiaPublished on October 31, 2020Cite: “IV Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan Gunawan” 30 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Architects: Hajm.e.Sabz Area Area of this architecture project Jalal-abad Villa / Hajm.e.Sabz CopyAbout this officeHajm.e.SabzOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanOn FacebookJalal AbadIranPublished on May 01, 2021Cite: “Jalal-abad Villa / Hajm.e.Sabz” 30 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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. How many other sites link to yours? It is often a sign that other Web site owners value your charity’s site, and is a key factor in driving more visitors to your site.How many other sites link to yours? It is often a sign that other Web site owners value your charity’s site, and is a key factor in driving more visitors to your site.A new way of evaluating a site’s popularity is to visit the WebsMostLinked.com site. Here we found that the domain fundraising.co.uk is ranked 22,858th out of 826,230 domains in the database. Find out how popular your site is at WebsMostLinked.com. Advertisement 16 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 6 August 2000 | News How linked is your site?
Howard Lake | 8 November 2000 | News The speakers and delegates agreed that e-procurement is definitely “on its way” and that the opportunities are significant. However, there was a concensus that many of the problems involved were related to people and cultural issues, not just IT. 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. A seminar yesterday by NCVO and BuyingTeam.com covered some of the issues affecting the non-profit sector in terms of Web-based purchasing. With an introduction by Brian Rigby, Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce, the seminar featured a case study by Jacqui Williamson, Business Services Manager at Imperial Cancer Research Fund.A seminar yesterday by NCVO and BuyingTeam.com covered some of the issues affecting the non-profit sector in terms of Web-based purchasing. With an introduction by Brian Rigby, Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce, the seminar featured a case study by Jacqui Williamson, Business Services Manager at Imperial Cancer Research Fund.ICRF’s project went live on 6th November so it was of course too early to assess, but they were confident that it would lead to savings of £30,000 a year on staff alone. Also the new system promised same-day ordering, whereas currently the time from originator through authorisation to receipt of order by supplier is three days. ICRF hoped the system would help them take 60,000 “pieces of paper per annum out of the equation.” Advertisement Internet and purchasing efficiencies for the voluntary sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Improved supplier search facilities on UK Fundraising 36 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis So, if you’re looking for someone to help you with data analysis, mousemats, calendars, T shirts, collecting boxes, content management systems, direct debit, or other fundraising services or products, just try out the new search facility. It’s now even easier to find relevant suppliers on UK Fundraising, thanks to some improved search facilities that we have just introduced.Since 1995 UK Fundraising has been listing companies and individuals who supply services and products to fundraisers. Our suppliers directory until recently let you find them by category, or come across them in the “featured supplier” or “related supplier” boxes that appear on every page throughout the site.Now though you can search for suppliers by name or keyword, as well as by county. The keyword search has been part of the new version of UK Fundraising since November last year, but we have now made it even easier to use from within the supplier directory itself. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Giving/Philanthropy 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 September 2003 | News
£50 grants available for local environmental projects Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | 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. Tagged with: Volunteering 35 total views, 1 views today CSV and the Environment Agency are offering volunteers a £50 grant to help with local environmental projects.The grants are available now as part of the Environment Agency Action Earth campaign which runs from 31 January to 5 June 2004, World Environment Day.Grants are designed to meet expenses including materials, seed or even hot soup for volunteers. To qualify projects must improve the local environment, involve volunteers, and meet a local community need.Last year over 750 local projects took place across the country, and this year Action Earth expects 850 to be held. Advertisement 36 total views, 2 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. Howard Lake | 1 August 2008 | Books News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 101 total views, 2 views today 102 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Field By The River: Uncovering the Nature of Country Life
Tagged with: Awards Individual giving Resource Alliance 46 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 8 October 2008 | News The Resource Alliance has shortlisted five DRTV adverts from three countries for the second annual international Gold Star Award for Excellence in Fundraising DRTV. The winner will be decided by delegate vote at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in Holland in next week.The Gold Star Award, sponsored by creative agency WWAV Rapp Collins, is the world’s only international competition for charity and NGO DRTV adverts.The five shortlisted adverts are:The Brooke’ ‘Taru’s Heavy Load’WhitewaterUKCanadian Blood Services’ ‘Because’Rapp Collins (DDB Canada)CanadaNSPCC’s ‘Childline’WWAVUKUNICEF Mexico’s ‘Lucia’Arena Media CommunicationsMexicoWateraid’s Watch ThisWatson Phillips NormanUKThe winning advert will receive the Gold Star Trophy and a free place at the 2009 congress for the charity that made it.Award judge Ian Haworth, global chief creative officer creative of Rapp Collins, said: “TV can be a highly effective medium to both influence and fundraise and given media fragmentation it is now also much more cost effective. These five ads demonstrate how to use the medium to best effect and will hopefully inspire others to test TV as part of their overall communications strategy.”Alan Bird, director of marketing and communications at the Resource Alliance, has plans to develop the awards, such as expanding it to non-fundraising TV awards, and perhaps splitting the awards into separate categories for mature and emerging markets.The 28th International Fundraising Congress takes place from 14 to 17 October 2008 at Leeuwenhorst in the Netherlands.www.resource-alliance.org/ifc Five adverts shortlisted for international DRTV award
CharityGreetings.com is trying to wean charities away from thinking about fundraising from cards only at Christmas to fundraising from them throughout the year.The next big opportunity is Valentines Day.www.charitygreetings.com/greetingcards/valentines-cards 34 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 33 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 20 January 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Valentines cards
CHADEX has developed an online advertising marketplace for UK charities, enabling them to target online donors more effectively and at low cost.The company has developed an advertising platform that combines real time bidding technology with the ability to target particular types of potential donors. As a result, CHADEX claim that “this new technology ensures charities never pay more than they need to for each donation”.The bidding process is designed to help charities better understand the value of each donor before they buy the advert. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Advertising Exchange to offer reduced online ad spend to charities Howard Lake | 28 January 2013 | News CHADEX see the service as useful both for fundraising and brand campaigns by charities, but also for last minute emergency campaigns.Charities can book campaigns via an advertising agency or direct with CHADEX’s account management service.Avoiding duplicate bidsCHADEX’s system will also help charities avoid paying twice for the same advert. When agencies buy space across multiple platforms it is sometimes unavoidable for charities to duplicate bids and accidentally compete against themselves resulting in a higher cost per acquisition (CPA).CHADEX eliminates this risk by offering a single buying channel that links in with other platforms and agencies’ systems”CHADEX’s founder Lee Cassingham said: “We built CHADEX to help charities target donors with accuracy irrespective of their size or budget. Campaign success should be about the strength of the message and not the size of the campaign budget”.Cassingham has a background in advertising for charities and has worked for clients such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Comic Relief and Action Aid.www.chadex.co.ukPhoto: ntang on Flickr.com 59 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Advertising Digital Individual giving Technology 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.
The Department of Education in Northern Ireland has announced a new ‘Voluntary Youth Capital Scheme’ which will make capital grants available for the provision of facilities for the Youth Service.Speaking about the scheme, Education Minister John O’Dowd said:“The scheme I have launched today is a real opportunity for organisations across the North to seek assistance to help making improvements in the services they provide for our young people”.The Minister gave examples of projects which might receive funding, including refurbishing premises, improving facilities for people with disabilities, bringing properties up to standard or meeting the needs of young people within Section 75 and those at greater risk of social exclusion or marginalisation.Mr O’ Dowd said: Advertisement 50 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NI education department announces capital funding scheme Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland statutory funding 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. “This year’s scheme has been modified and includes a phased approach for applications, with less information required in the initial stages. I hope this revised process will encourage youth organisations, that work hard to support our local communities, to apply and benefit from this potential funding.”The programme will be open to groups registered with the Education Authority and demonstrating the operation of a Youth Service Programme for at least nine hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks per year.Expression of Interest forms can be found on the Education Department’s website and the closing date for Expressions of Interest is Noon on Friday 13 May 1016.Further details of the scheme and the application form will be published on Wednesday 1 June 2016. Howard Lake | 14 March 2016 | News 49 total views, 3 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 MoreAddThis42 Howard Lake | 12 December 2016 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: DEC Emergency Fundraising 210 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 The Disasters Emergency Committee will launch an emergency appeal for people facing hunger in Yemen. The DEC Yemen Crisis Appeal will begin on Tuesday 13 December.The DEC reports that more than 7 million people in Yemen “do not know where their next meal will come from and children are dying from malnutrition”.The appeal will launch on all major UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV,Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky. Clare Balding and Tom Hardy will front the television and radio appeals.The UK Government will match donations from members of the UK public up to a total value of £5 million in match funding.DEC Chief Executive, Saleh Saeed, said:“Now is the time to save lives in Yemen before it is too late. Children face the greatest risk of starvation – almost half a million infants and young children need immediate treatment for malnutrition. DEC members are already providing treatment for malnutrition, running mobile health teams, distributing emergency food and cash but they need funds to reach more people.”How to donateDonations can be made today by phone from midday on 0370 60 60 900 and via the DEC website. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000. The full £5 is received by DEC.Donations will also be accepted over the counter at any high street bank or post office. Cheques can be sent to DEC as well, payable to ‘DEC’ and posted to ‘PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA’. Advertisement 209 total views, 1 views today DEC charities in YemenThe DEC brings 13 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis, with the aim of raising money collectively to reach those in need quickly.Seven DEC member charities are already responding to the Yemen crisis and three more are planning to support the response through in-country partners.Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the world even before the conflict. Twenty months of war have brought it “to breaking point”, according to the DEC.The DEC states that its member charities “are reaching millions of people across the country with lifesaving aid”, such as food and treatment for malnutrition, but “much more needs to be done to help those in dire need”. DEC announces Yemen Crisis Appeal
113 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 28 June 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 114 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: Awards Fundraising ideas House of St Barnabas CEO named Charity Bank Change Maker of the Year Charity Bank has named Sandra Schembri, Chief Encouragement Officer of The House of St Barnabas, as its Impact Awards 2017 Change Maker of the Year.Schembri received the Charity Bank award for her leading role in the creation of an employment academy integrated into the charity’s not-for-profit members’ club in Soho, London. The academy offers training, work experience and real job opportunities to people who have been affected by homelessness, supported by member fees and donations.After many years operating as a residential hostel, in 2005 The House of St Barnabas found out that its accommodation no longer met the requisite regulations. This forced the charity to look back at its aims and then find the best way to move forward. Schembri was appointed as CEO of The House of St Barnabas to establish the employment academy and club at its historic building at 1 Greek Street, Soho, taking a new approach for members’ clubs by putting the drive for social change at its heart. A £500,000 loan from Charity Bank was used, alongside a capital-raising campaign, for essential repairs to the building and for working capital.The Academy programme starts with a 12-week employment programme and continues with 12 months of mentoring and ongoing support. Skill training includes the opportunity to gain accredited City & Guilds qualifications in Hospitality or Business and Administration. The programme currently supports around 60 people a year, with 70% of its graduates going on to find jobs. Membership fees for the club and donations help finance the Academy’s work, and participants in the programme also gain work experience at the club.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzyEBkQ0Jo8[/youtube] Main image: Sandra Schembri, Chief Encouragement Officer, The House of St Barnabas receives her award from George Blunden, Chair of Charity Bank Advertisement David Evans, Chair of The House of St Barnabas, said:“Sandra’s contribution to both the club and our employment academy has been massive. The biggest testament to this is that 70% of employment academy graduates have moved into employment and 81% of them are still employed.“Sandra has led a new chapter of The House of St Barnabas with warmth and determination. Her entrepreneurial spirit and vision has had a profound effect on both the London homelessness sector and the London members’ club scene. She has shown that it is possible to do good whilst enjoying yourself.”The awards, now in their fifth year, were open to current Charity Bank borrowers with the winner selected by a panel of judges. There were two categories: Change Maker Award, to recognise exceptional individuals who are the driving force behind their organisations, and the Young Achiever Award to recognise the contribution of young people. 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.
Bethnal Green Ventures wins tech for good Impact Award 195 total views, 1 views today Bethnal Green Ventures has won the Investment Award at this year’s DigitalAgenda Impact Awards.In total, there were 14 winners of this year’s DigitalAgenda Impact Awards, which are sponsored by the Nominet Trust and celebrate tech-for-good innovations. The Investment award recognises the best in impact funding from both public and private sources, and across traditional venture and alternative investment routes such as crowdfunding.Bethnal Green Ventures is an early-stage investor that helps to launch and grow tech ventures with the potential to become successful businesses that positively impact millions of lives. It invests in innovative ideas in health, education, sustainability, democracy and society and has a 12-week accelerator programme, which provides investment, co-working space and intensive mentoring and support.To date, BGV has supported 95 ventures, investing £1.9m, with these ventures reporting a combined positive impact on 18m lives.The finalists in the category were Nesta Impact Investments, which was one of the first fund managers in the UK to launch a dedicated social impact fund, and UnLtd, provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK.This is the second year for the awards, which are open to any business, government or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit.Julian Blake, DigitalAgenda director said:“We set up the Impact Awards as a celebration of technology being used for impact not just profit, and we’ve been blown away by the quality of the 253 entries we received this year, from right across the UK. Digital technology can help us address the serious challenges that the world faces today – and it can help deliver change fast and at scale – whether in education, health, or the need for more sustainable living. Today’s Impact Awards winners are pioneering examples of what is possible and we’re delighted to be able to reward their fantastic achievements.”Image: Impact Award winners Advertisement 196 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 16 March 2018 | News Tagged with: Awards Technology 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.
“For many community businesses, lockdown was all about immediate survival. This next phase of this pandemic is more nuanced and fluid and building resilience will be key for community businesses to successfully navigate their way through the challenges ahead. For some, this will mean moderate tweaks to their businesses, whereas for others it will require a complete overhaul of their model. That is why the Community Business Renewal Fund will provide unrestricted grants, so that community business leaders can use the money where it is needed most – after all, they are the experts in their field.”Nick Temple, CEO of Social Investment Business, said:“If we want to build stronger, more resilient organisations that help create fairer local economies, then community businesses must play a substantial and significant role in the recovery. The unrestricted grants available through the Community Business Renewal Fund will provide community businesses with the flexibility to decide where to spend funds to strengthen their vital work.”The new fund is part of a wider £5million package of support to enable community businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so they can remain financially viable and best serve their local communities during the pandemic’s ‘new normal’.Along with the Community Business Renewal Fund, the scheme will also include: capacity strengthening support to help community businesses increase knowledge, resilience and equip themselves to ‘re-boot’ successfully; two match-funding programmes to support community businesses with different types of fundraising; tailored support to help community businesses protect community assets; and a programme of work highlighting the role community business can play in the economic recovery. 392 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Power to Change has unveiled a £3 million unrestricted grants programme for community businesses.The Community Business Renewal Fund has been created to give established community businesses in England the opportunity to assess, diversify and strengthen their operations to help them navigate the constantly changing coronavirus landscape.With grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 available, the Fund opens on 3 November and is being delivered by Social Investment Business (SIB) on behalf of Power to Change.All community businesses that were financially viable before the pandemic can apply, with priority given to community businesses supporting people at higher risk from Covid-19, operating in areas of high deprivation, or working closely with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.Examples of how the unrestricted funds can be used include:Meeting the cost of staff at risk due to loss of trading income or end of Coronavirus Job Retention SchemeProviding community business leaders with time to strengthen capacity, re-plan businesses, diversify income, pursue digital transformation and increase volunteersMeeting capital costs of adapting operationsEnabling community businesses providing jobs and training to prepare for rising unemploymentThere will be three application rounds, with each round having a short application window of three hours. Applications need to be submitted during the following windows:Round One 3 November 2020 10am – 1pmRound Two 12 January 2021 10am – 1pmRound Three 2 March 2021 10am – 1pmPower to Change is hosting a webinar in advance of these application rounds, on Tuesday 20 October, where potential applicants can find out more about the fund, understand the application criteria and be guided through the application process.Vidhya Alakeson, CEO of Power to Change, said: Advertisement 393 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 15 October 2020 | News Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding £3m unrestricted fund announced for community businesses 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.
What does a nonprofit CRM look like in 2021? https://t.co/HL7ncMzGlw pic.twitter.com/k7P3dDyhFn— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 27, 2021 How to convince your boss to invest in a CRM https://t.co/xWfRLYr09p pic.twitter.com/g5WEOZsAbE— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 6, 2021 Find other coverage of charity CRMs on UK Fundraising. CRMs: where to go to for free advice and support https://t.co/J0cXCZGel7 pic.twitter.com/v5L8vTA2on— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 15, 2021 CRMs: books on fundraising CRMs and data https://t.co/qYgUifEIDB pic.twitter.com/AOYE3YrPXv— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) February 1, 2021 Statisticians for Society widens criteria to help more charities https://t.co/eCScfKz7JX pic.twitter.com/e30XL3MFYc— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 26, 2021 CRMs: the heart of fundraising Charity CRMsCRMs: Concern Mental Health’s use of Nonprofit Cloud https://t.co/3ROKAMh6tH pic.twitter.com/NcMqxN0LVY— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 15, 2021 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 CRMs and the costs of making mistakes in data https://t.co/3B7wuqsTi2 pic.twitter.com/iwkYgGNlls— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 15, 2021 CRMs: Crucial Relationship Management https://t.co/buqKIif9Pd pic.twitter.com/E3PGtDxiaC— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 27, 2021 Why improved data management should be your 2021 New Year’s resolution: https://t.co/Kt3dPi9E3K @blackbaudeurope shares its advice.— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 15, 2021 Recent developments in charity CRM systems https://t.co/PBVoYx3eaj pic.twitter.com/RvthV5JWm7— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 20, 2021 An effective CRM (customer relationship management) system is at the heart of all effective charity fundraising. Given our experiences of the past year the need to choose and use one that best fits your need has never been more important.That is why we chose to focus on CRMs for the first month of this new year, and to focus on them for four whole weeks.The ability to record, understand and interpret how donors and funders support your organisation, what interests them, and how to combine your and their passions are the key to all modern fundraising. The range of choice and functionality continues to expand, and the rapid switch to digital of 2020 has driven that too.So here, in one place, is the content that we have produced or gathered to help you understand and explore the world of CRMs and some of the wider issues of using individuals’ data to sustain and grow your organisation’s income.We are delighted that this month’s focus has been supported by headline sponsor Salesforce.org. We are including content about them throughout the four weeks.Follow our special edition content both here and on our social channels, including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Oxfam’s Nicola Tallett on Salesforce’s Nonprofit Cloud https://t.co/ookrOYHQgC pic.twitter.com/dowXklbMNo— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 7, 2021 How to give your charity CRM a spring clean https://t.co/6lmqKIHGN4 pic.twitter.com/1mrgIzEqQz— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 26, 2021 How to get the most out of your CRM system https://t.co/ZGSTYYASYe pic.twitter.com/u0wZL4XInA— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 28, 2021 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. Why improved data management should be your 2021 New Year’s resolution | @ukfundraising#DataManagement https://t.co/lgqMERPa58— Jami Goodwin Medina (@HeyladyJami) January 27, 2021 AI & machine learning in CRM systems – opportunities & benefits for charities https://t.co/10gWVJicph pic.twitter.com/z7yYxKiFfL— WSISFU Organization (@wsisfuorg) January 13, 2021 Get started with CRM with this beginners guide from @ukfundraising https://t.co/kA8j4QmnM7— CharityComms (@CharityComms) January 8, 2021 207 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tips on getting started with a new CRM project – with Heather Black & Julia Whitehead https://t.co/l45RpJVsSH pic.twitter.com/4wX62VtWYp— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 29, 2021 Howard Lake | 15 January 2021 | News CRMs: 18 top tips on using a fundraising CRM https://t.co/j3UL8trRkJ pic.twitter.com/kHd19eNn9N— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 18, 2021 Tagged with: Blackbaud Charity CRM crm data Salesforce Want to make sure your charity’s fundraising and comms are up to date with GDPR? Book on @HopeAndMay_’s two-hour live course (an hour either side of lunch) on Thursday 4 February:https://t.co/dc20IMENA1 pic.twitter.com/nR9IKjOesR— ukfundraising (@ukfundraising) January 29, 2021
Steven Smalls Jr., injured locomotive engineer.By a railroad workerSix people died horrible deaths when a Metro-North commuter train collided with a sports utility vehicle in Valhalla, N.Y., a northern suburb of New York City, on Feb. 6. Five of the bodies were burned beyond recognition.Even more people would probably have perished if it wasn’t for the heroic actions of locomotive engineer Steven Smalls Jr. Despite being injured, Smalls helped passengers get off the train.This tragedy occurred when a SUV stopped on the Commerce Street railroad grade crossing in Valhalla. Although engineer Smalls applied emergency braking, it was impossible to stop his train, which was moving at 58 miles per hour at the time.Two hundred eighty-eight people died in railroad crossing accidents in 2013. Railroad workers were among the victims.Amtrak Conductor Laurette Lee died when a truck slammed into the California Zephyr train at a grade crossing 70 miles east of Reno, Nev., on June 24, 2011.Not a “top priority” says CuomoHow can these tragedies be prevented? To eliminate grade crossing fatalities, eliminate grade crossings. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t think so.“In theory it’s a nice idea,” said Cuomo. “In practicality, do we have the money, do we have the time? And is it one of the top priority safety projects? I would say no.” (New York Times, Feb. 5)Try telling that to the three children of Ellen Brody, who was driving that SUV that got stuck on the Commerce Street crossing and was burned alive.Even the Rail Safety Bureau of Andy Cuomo’s own state Department of Transportation admits that “the safest option regarding highway-railroad grade crossings is to eliminate or close them.” (dot.ny.gov)New York’s Public Service Commission was ordering railroads a century ago to eliminate grade crossings by building over or under highways.No money, Andy? Your father, Mario, stole billions from the Urban Development Corporation to build 30 prisons. This money was supposed to be spent to build low-cost housing.No time, Andy? The Long Island Railroad spent 30 years, from 1950 to 1980, to eliminate all the grade crossings on its Montauk branch from Jamaica to Babylon. This program must have saved dozens of lives.Metro-North’s New Haven line doesn’t have any grade crossings. Neither does the Amtrak line between New York and Washington.So why can’t the Rail Safety Improvement Act be funded and expanded to start eliminating the most dangerous railroad crossings?Crossing gates were only installed at that Commerce Street crossing after Gerard Dunne was killed there in 1984. This crossing is dangerously sited on a turnoff from the Taconic State Parkway.Nine teenagers were killed at the Long Island Railroad’s Herricks Road crossing in Mineola on March 14, 1982. It wasn’t until 1998 that a bridge was finally erected there, eliminating the bloody crossing.Long freight trains at grade crossings also block ambulances and fire trucks. Cudahy, Wis. — a Milwaukee suburb with less than 20,000 people — had to have two firehouses because of the Chicago & North Western (now Union Pacific) slicing through their town.What’s needed is a massive program — like the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s — to begin getting rid of these dangerous grade crossings. Tens of thousands of workers could be hired.Only a movement of the people will make this happen.pan>FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
On Nov. 20, the International Executive Board of the United Auto Workers declared that Ford workers had approved a four-year contract with the company. That same day, the UAW-General Motors contract was declared ratified after the International renegotiated language that is specific to skilled trades workers. GM tradespeople had initially rejected the contract over consolidation of job classifications.This concluded the union’s bargaining with the Detroit Three auto companies. The Ford contract basically mirrors the GM contract, but with larger annual and up-front bonuses. The GM contract gave bigger bonuses than the contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The more significant distinction was that the Ford and GM contracts, in contrast to the FCA contract, give second- and first-tier workers the same health benefits. The FCA contract, which gave most second-tier workers a path to top pay, was overwhelmingly accepted after an earlier agreement that institutionalized two-tier pay was crushed.None of the contracts restore traditional pensions to second-tier workers. They have a 401K account, subject to the whims of Wall Street, that does not guarantee a secure retirement. Thus, the UAW’s “partnership” with the bosses is helping the ruling class, who would like to do away with pensions altogether and roll back hard-fought gains of the labor movement.The UAW pioneered defined benefit pensions. A 105-day Chrysler strike in 1950 raised the slogan, “too old to work and too young to die.” The union won “30 and out” — full pension after 30 years of service — in 1970.The GM and Ford contracts were not an easy sell, with 42 percent of GM workers and close to 50 percent at Ford voting no. The Ford contract was on shaky ground until the 8,000-member Local 600, representing several Detroit-area units, reportedly voted strongly in favor of the contract. Some Local 600 members suspect fraud.Stolen wealth by bossesWhy did so many GM and Ford workers oppose the contracts? For one, they compared their share of the wealth they produce to the obscene, record profits of the two companies. In the third quarter of 2015, Ford made $2.7 billion and expects to make between $8.5 and $9.5 billion in profits by year’s end.GM made $3.1 billion despite losses in Europe and South America, thanks in part to profits generated by UAW members. For many workers it was unacceptable that any of the recent concessions, presented as temporary during the economic downturn, were still in place. Some wanted the cost of living allowance restored or the brutal “Alternative Work Schedules” abolished.FCA workers rightly felt they had scored a victory by forcing the company and union negotiators back to the table and getting them to equalize rates of pay. Their yes votes reflected that. GM and Ford workers put the contract under greater scrutiny and saw that, not only were tiered wages not eliminated; the new contract created multiple tiers.Several components plants, separated from the master agreement, have substantially lower top pay. There is a lower pay scale for current temporary workers and an even lower pay tier for future temps. It takes eight years for “in progression” workers to get to top pay, which many will not reach by contract’s end. Workers knew that Ford and GM could easily afford to pay everyone top wages during the life of this contract.At all three auto companies, U.S. profits are at least double the cost of labor — a high rate of exploitation! Line workers make enough products to pay for their wages and benefits in a few hours or less with tiered wages and benefits. But they must keep working eight or more hours a day to make profits — what Marxists call “surplus value” — for GM, Ford and Chrysler. The UAW leadership refuses to condemn this exploitive relationship.Workers have leverage at the point of production to gain a bigger share of value. UAW members are on strike against Kohler for an end to two-tier pay. What if the UAW had struck one or all of the Detroit Three, demanding that everyone get the same pay, benefits and pensions by the end of the contract? With car sales at record levels, strategically the union was in a good position. Members are paying higher union dues to support the strike fund. Why the strike-phobia?The problem is the “partnership” that has defined UAW negotiating strategy for decades. But a rank-and-file movement from below — which we saw in embryo when FCA workers organized to defeat two-tier pay — can revive the militant, anti-capitalist tradition of the 1937 sit-down strikes, making the labor movement decisive in the class struggles to come.The writer is a 28-year Chrysler worker and UAW member.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Chelsea ManningIn an arbitrary and inhumane decision, a U.S. Army disciplinary board sentenced heroic whistleblower Chelsea Manning to solitary confinement as punishment for her July 5 suicide attempt. This Sept. 23 decision followed a hearing barring Manning from having legal representation.The Army leveled three charges against Manning and convicted her of “conduct which threatens charge” (the suicide attempt) and possessing “prohibited property” (a banned book, “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy”). The charge of “resisting the force cell move team” was dropped. (theintercept.com, Sept. 23)Manning was sentenced to 14 days in “disciplinary segregation,” but could be released within a week if authorities don’t add further “transgressions.” She plans to appeal the ruling.Manning’s attorney, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, explained that solitary confinement can “exacerbate” problems of recently suicidal individuals.The Sept. 24 British Guardian newspaper reported that the military’s decision to enforce “a reprimand for a suicide attempt has provoked shock and outrage among … mental health practitioners who warn that it risks aggravating the soldier’s vulnerable state of mind.” Studies show that “even short spells in solitary confinement can dramatically increase the risk of suicide.”The 28-year-old Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, having been held in military custody for six years.As an Army private, Manning was charged and convicted in July 2013 for releasing “classified” military documents to WikiLeaks. Her intention was to expose the truth about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in what she termed “the war diaries.”This is the longest sentence ever meted out to a whistleblower. The anti-war hero and transgender activist’s real offense is exposing evidence of U.S. war crimes to the world.Because of Manning’s principled actions, courage and integrity, the military has never let up on its campaign of harassment and abuse. She has been held under conditions the United Nations deems “torture.”This cruel mistreatment — and denial of necessary medical care — drove Manning to try to end her life. The Army then piled on more abuse by charging and then punishing her for a desperate act that their continual maltreatment provoked.In 2015, military authorities charged Manning with possessing LGBTQ materials and having an expired tube of toothpaste, among other infractions. They threatened her with solitary confinement then, but a national petition campaign and protests helped to stop the military from imposing that punishment. Manning’s supporters organized a similar campaign to oppose the latest charges and threat of “indefinite solitary confinement.”In September, Manning went on a five-day hunger strike objecting to guards’ mistreatment and ignoring her request to have gender reassignment surgery. When the military agreed to the operation, she ended the protest. If it occurs, she would be the first transgender prisoner to receive this treatment, setting a precedent for other incarcerated trans people.Additionally, Manning’s attorneys filed an appeal on May 19, arguing her sentence was “grossly unfair and unprecedented.” They argued for dropping the charges and the prison sentence, or reducing it to a 10-year term. The ACLU and the Open Society Justice Initiative filed briefs on her behalf.International letters and messages of solidarity and concern from friends, family and supporters sustain Chelsea Manning. She issued a statement on Sept. 23, which said in part: “I am touched by your warm messages of love and support. This comforts me in my time of need.” (fightforthefuture.org) Send mail to the address below, exactly as written here.Chelsea E. Manning 892891300 North Warehouse RoadFort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027-2304FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Puerto Rican Juan Rius Rivera Brigade of the Cuba Solidarity Committee during their last trip to Cuba, carrying a banner calling for the release of Oscar Lopez and Ana Belén Montes.Ana Belén Montes is a Puerto Rican woman facing a 25-year prison sentence for passing information to Cuban intelligence agencies. She has already served 15 years in the Psychiatric Unit Detention Center at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.Montes was charged with conspiracy to commit espionage, a penalty generally paid with death. Her defense team was able to reach a “lesser” penalty, which in itself has buried her alive due to extreme conditions of isolation. She cannot receive visits, email or calls or use a computer. There are only a small number of people to whom she has access, including her mother.There is now an extremely urgent situation. Ana was diagnosed with breast cancer and a few days ago underwent a mastectomy, after which she will receive chemotherapy. Given her isolation, the extent of the cancer or even where the surgery was performed is not known.Admirable workUnknown to many people, this woman is the very image of immense generosity and sacrifice.What was her crime? Here we could repeat that famous quote from Che, the internationalist, who said that “the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love … love of humanity, of justice.” It was that deep love of justice which led Ana Belén to prison.In these days, when there is a renewed effort by Cuba and millions of people in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution to end once and for all the criminal U.S. blockade against Cuba, it is imperative to remember the sacrifice this Boricua woman made to benefit millions of Cuban lives.Nothing illustrates this desire for justice more than her statement to the court that condemned her on Oct. 16, 2002: “I engaged in the activity that brought me before you because I obeyed my conscience rather than the law. I believe our government’s policy toward Cuba is cruel and unfair, profoundly unneighborly, and I felt morally obligated to help the island defend itself from our efforts to impose our values and our political system on it.“We have displayed intolerance and contempt toward Cuba for most of the last four decades. We have never respected Cuba’s right to make its own journey towards its own ideals of equality and justice. I do not understand why we must continue to dictate how the Cubans should select their leaders, who their leaders cannot be, and what laws are appropriate in their land. Why can’t we let Cuba pursue its own internal journey, as the United States has been doing for over two centuries?”Interestingly, the end of her statement is similar to President Obama’s announcement regarding U.S.-Cuba relations in December 2014. Montes stated, “My greatest desire is to see amicable relations emerge between the United States and Cuba. I hope my case in some way will encourage our government to abandon its hostility towards Cuba and to work with Havana in a spirit of tolerance, mutual respect, and understanding.”Montes’ work did not pose a risk to the U.S. or its “national security.” On the contrary, it prevented hostile U.S. military operations against Cuba that would have cost thousands of lives, from both Cuba and the U.S. The information Ana Belén passed to Cuba was solely so that nation could defend itself.The work she performed for 16 years was completely voluntary; she was not pressured, nor did she receive — nor accept — a penny for this great sacrifice. It is such a noble example that the U.S. authorities have only been able to describe it as madness, locking her in a psychiatric prison.A book written by none other than Scott Carmichael illustrates her devotion. Carmichael worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the same agency where Ana Belén worked as a senior analyst on Cuba. This agency advises the president, the Pentagon and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and has great influence on their actions. Carmichael was a counterintelligence investigator — a “mole hunter” — who was in charge of investigating Ana.In his book, “True Believer,” you can perceive the meticulous work and sacrifice of this brave woman. Although the book’s purpose was not to create sympathy, it is impossible not to feel admiration and respect for her.Solidarity with AnaSolidarity with Ana Belén Montes has grown in the last year, with the strongest organizing in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Support has also been expanding internationally, particularly in Brazil, where groups in solidarity with Cuba have picked up the banner of Ana Belén. People supporting her release have written to Obama, like Irish Nobel Prize winner Mairead Maguire and Cuban troubadour Vicente Feliú.There have also been voices of support for her release in the United States, France, Argentina, Chile, Galicia and the Dominican Republic. Progressive U.S. songwriter David Rovics wrote “Song for Ana,” which you can watch at Youtube.com.In Cuba, known personalities such as Silvio Rodríguez have called for her release. Several groups, including CubaXAnaBelénMontes, held a concert last September to commemorate the 15 years she has been in prison.On Oct. 21, René Gonzalez, one of the heroic Cuban Five, wrote an open letter asking that people write to Ana: “Ana Belén Montes, the courageous Puerto Rican woman imprisoned for protecting Cuba from the U.S. policies of aggression, has been operated [on] because of breast cancer. … Although she is not allowed to receive mail, the message of thousands of letters arriving to her prison door would surely be a powerful one. Please join in this effort and write a letter or a postcard to Ana.”That message echoes the previous one that Ana’s cousin, Miriam Montes Mock, made through the Working Committee for Ana Belén Montes in Puerto Rico: “I ask all my friends to send their messages to President Obama at [email protected], the U.S. Prisons Authority, to Carswell Prison at crw/[email protected], showing your concern for the health of Ana and demand her release, ask for a compassionate release.“I ask you to send a copy of your messages to the Five Heroes Network ([email protected]) so that they circulate through the network and see if we can somehow get them to Ana, so she can see that she is not alone and that hundreds, thousands of people in Cuba and in the world accompany this struggle for life and freedom.”To write to Ana:ANA BELÉN MONTES 25037-016FMC CARSWELLFEDERAL MEDICAL CENTERP.O. BOX 27137FORT WORTH, TX 76127You can also send emails to [email protected] and anaBelé[email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Dick Gregory speaks out to Free the Cuban 5, 2012, at the White House.The following is excerpted from a conversation with Dick Gregory by WW West Coast correspondent and the 2004 WWP candidate for president John Parker on Nov. 28, 1996.Gregory, the legendary, brilliant, socially conscious comedian who used humor to promote support for the Civil Rights Movement and against U.S. imperialism, died Aug. 19 at the age of 84.He continued to speak out around the country against racist injustice until his death. Gregory was the first comedian to demand that African-American comedians not only perform their routines, but be interviewed by prominent talk show hosts like Jack Paar. Gregory went on numerous hunger strikes to protest the war in Vietnam, apartheid South Africa and police brutality and to support women’s rights, Indigenous rights and more. Gregory was a supporter of the 1974 historic March against Racism in Boston.The major media tried desperately to debunk reports of the CIA’s role in trying to destroy the social fabric of the Black community with drugs and guns. Instead, all the major news media apologized for the CIA by blaming the Black community and calling some African-American leaders ignorant, paranoid and delusional. One of those under attack was Dick Gregory.Dick Gregory presente!Workers World: After World War II, heroin addiction in the United States was almost completely wiped out. However, the fight against liberation movements abroad in the name of anti-communism helped build up drug syndicates in Southeast Asia, Italy and France, which in turn built the addiction level in the U.S. back up to pre-World War II levels. Heroin, especially in the Black community, made a major comeback during the Vietnam war. Vietnam veterans, in fact, will tell you that there were tons of money to be made carrying drugs stateside and how easy it was to obtain it for personal use in south Vietnam during the war.Dick Gregory: Also during the 1960s and 1970s, gangs were being created. You see, what happened to the Black community here is worse than slavery. We were not blamed for slavery. It couldn’t be said that we performed the lynchings or that we burned the crosses or participated in the Klan killings. But this we got blamed for.WW: They said we poisoned ourselves and that we were responsible for all the crack and the violence in the community.DG: Right, because before now we didn’t have this type of physical evidence.WW: In spite of the physical evidence, the media say it doesn’t exist and that we in the Black community are paranoid.DG: Well, the last time I checked it wasn’t Black people who were talking about seeing Elvis on the corner or jumping out of windows from the voice of Orson Welles. Just ask yourself the question: Who owns NBC and ABC? The CIA was arguing for their right to keep CIA agents on staff for newspapers as journalists. …But we can still win without the press. In the 60s they weren’t with us. In fact they were bashing us. Go back and read the press reports. When King said to march on Washington, they said it was a bad idea. When white students came out against the Vietnam war, the press wasn’t there, but we still won. We won with economic boycotts and prayers and fasting and by going to jail.You see, the fight against Jim Crow was so hard because Jim Crow was legal — yet we still destroyed it. This should be a cake walk compared to that since what the CIA did is illegal. … These denials by the CIA and the FBI and papers are what is called ‘disinformation.’ The FBI and CIA have plants in these newspapers across this country.WW: In Afghanistan the CIA was also caught promoting the heroin trade to fund its support for the anti-Soviet terrorist group there. Does drug selling seem to be a common tool of the CIA’s covert warfare strategy?DG: It is also a slick tool because they will use that for the money that can be raised. You have to question where the money comes from. …WW: Besides the desire to raise funds for covert war, why would the CIA help destabilize the Black community?DG: First, if we look at the history of the CIA and FBI, they’ve been spying on Black leaders around the clock for years with the most advanced electronics. And with the sophisticated equipment they had they must have known when someone was sent to kill our leaders.WW: When the Kerry Commission investigated the Iran-Contra drug/arms connections to the CIA, much of the most damaging evidence heard was during secret session for reasons of “national security.” One of the chief investigators, Jack Blum, said, “I am sick to death of the truths that cannot be spoken.” In view of the history of CIA denials of drug dealing in the past, do you expect anything to come out of the CIA investigation of itself?DG: No. I think when they’re ready they will try to bury it in a congressional committee.WW: Now it’s 1996 and all the damage is still being felt in our communities from the crack and the encouraged violence in our streets. Who is responsible?DG: They talk about personal responsibility all the time, but when it comes to my turn to say who’s responsible the rules always change. The CIA is responsible for everyone murdered, every parent killed by someone on crack, every crack baby. The Black community must be compensated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Tenants United is leading a campaign to correct flooding, infestation, collapsed ceilings and other ongoing, unsafe living conditions in apartments owned by Syracuse Quality Living, which rents to majority low-income Syracuse University and Lemoyne College students, many international or people of color.SQL tenants and supporters marched to the company’s office at 215 Cherry St. on Feb. 6 to deliver an updated demand letter about tenant needs and complaints. We marched at 7 p.m. at night in darkness, through snow and sub-20 degree cold. On seeing us pass by, three SQL tenants were moved to rush out of their front doors and join us as we passed their apartments, chanting. The campaign is tenant-led and prioritizes direct action.Mike Kelly is an organizer with Syracuse Tenants United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Supporters of Herman Bell at Center for Constitutional Rights.Supporters of Black liberation fighter and political prisoner Herman Bell held a packed news conference at the Center for Constitutional Rights March 23. They came out to show support for a recent New York State Parole Board decision to free Bell after more than 40 years – much of it spent in brutal solitary confinement.The board’s decision has come under attack from police groups, the corporate media and elected officials, including “liberal” Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.Speakers, representing a broad coalition of prisoners’ advocates, public officials, artists and activists, called for an end to this interference and for the Parole Board to stand by its decision to release Bell, who is now 70.Bell’s attorney, Robert Boyle, read a statement supporting parole from the son of one of the cops killed in a shootout with Bell in 1971. Boyle pointed out that his client has met all the criteria for release.Boyle also condemned the politicians and media for inflaming hateful pro-cop propaganda. He compared the campaign against Bell to the way Hillary Clinton’s racist rhetoric about “super-predators” aided the mass incarceration of a generation of Black and Brown youth.New York State Assembly member Charles Barron declared: “I have a message for the governor and mayor: Shut up! Shut up and let justice prevail.”Among the many speakers and supporters were Bina Ahmad of the National Lawyers Guild, New York State Senator Kevin Parker; CCR Board member Lumumba Bandele, and Pam Africa of the International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.Readers are urged to take action to support Herman Bell. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y72puqr2.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Over 60 cops and counterterrorism officers were mobilized at 6:30 a.m. on June 3 to allow Philadelphia Housing Authority officials to dismantle a 42-day occupation outside the agency’s new $45 million headquarters. But #OccupyPHA, using bullhorns, signs, banners and chants, quickly set up their protest camp right across the street from the new five-story North Philly building, where they continued to voice their criticisms of the corrupt housing agency.Housing activists continue occupation across street from $45 million PHA headquarters.The PHA used construction equipment to evict the camp and place large rectangular planters in the area it had occupied. “They are putting planters there just to prevent us from protesting. They will have to remove them when they begin construction in the storefronts,” said Jennifer Bennetch, 34, a long-time critic of the Housing Authority in a June 3 press release by #OccupyPHA. “It’s really crazy to think just how much money they’re spending to keep us from holding them accountable, while there are over 40,000 people on the waiting list for PHA.”The eviction follows the May 30 arrest of two protesters who now face multiple charges, including aggravated assault and obstruction. They had only been inquiring about whether PHA workers had obtained a variance for the construction fencing being installed, which now encloses every green lot on the 2000 block of Ridge Avenue and is higher than allowed under city codes. “It was an excessive and unnecessary use of force,” said Bennetch.Resistance to eviction and displacementThe activists seek to bring attention to the Housing Authority’s role in gentrification and its use of eminent domain for private development. Echoing the failed and widely condemned urban redevelopment schemes of the 1960s and 70s that decimated inner cities, the Philadelphia Housing Authority recently used the power of eminent domain in North Philadelphia to transfer ownership of 1,330 parcels from private owners to the Housing Authority for its ambitious Sharswood/Blumberg mixed-income redevelopment plan.Resistance to eviction and displacement continues to simmer among the remaining residents, some of whom are still fighting for their homes or resisting short notice evictions.“We should have all gotten together and had the same lawyer,” said John, a Sharswood resident. “Instead everyone got their own representation and made side deals. Now none of us are getting what our properties are really worth, and those of us who wanted to stay are being forced out.”Occupiers also point to the hundreds of unused and vacant PHA properties and the toxic exposure and lack of maintenance in existing housing facilities. They cite an absence of accountability and clear jurisdictional policy for a PHA police force beset by “cowboy cop” culture and a lack of uniforms. They also oppose the steady demolition of housing projects without the city building any replacement units. In addition to the struggle in Sharswood, protesters point to upcoming demolitions of the Bartram’s Garden and Fairhill public housing projects. “How can they keep demolishing units of public housing when they haven’t replaced the ones they’ve already knocked down?” said Jeff, a member of the Philadelphia Tenants Union who was present during the eviction. “People need to realize that what’s going on with public housing and with vouchers affects the entire rental market. When hundreds of units get demolished and people are put on vouchers that drives up rents for the whole city, as families are forced to find housing in the rental market. This is something everybody should be concerned with when we are in the middle of a housing crisis.”With a poverty rate of 26 percent, gentrification has only made conditions worse for Philadelphia’s poorer neighborhoods. Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Brewerytown and other North Philadelphia communities of color — including Sharswood/Blumberg — have undergone shockingly rapid changes over the last decade that have displaced thousands of long-time Black and Brown families. Rents have gone up as the number of affordable units has fallen. Luxury apartments, fueled by a controversial 10-year tax abatement, have increased exponentially.Housing investments are being set up to channel capital from the world’s largest hedge funds into legalized speculation on vulnerable populations and that is linked to austerity, privatization of public services, outcome-based government contracts, and monitoring and predictively profiling residents accessing needed services.Education activist Alison McDowell, a local researcher and one of those unfairly arrested on May 30, states: “North Philadelphia is being targeted as a test-bed for predatory forms of financial speculation that essentially gambles on the lives of the poor.“Once you understand the bigger picture,” McDowell said, “it is easier to make sense of the level of intense pushback we are seeing from the Philadelphia Housing Authority and police, and the silence of politicians and nonprofit organizations, all of which stand to benefit from these new systems of domination.” “We’re just getting started,” says Bennetch. “I didn’t camp out here for 42 days just to leave now. The veil of secrecy is starting to lift on PHA and people are going to see just how corrupt the system is. The more they try to shut us up, the more support we get from the community and the activists. I’m just fighting against PHA’s role in mass gentrification and displacement and to defend my neighborhood from this colonial-style takeover by developers and big institutions.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
July 13 – Unions representing graduate student workers, many international, organized simultaneous July 13 rallies from coast to coast in opposition to a draconian Immigration and Customs Enforcement order threatening their right to remain in the U.S.Ultimately, a million individual international students are endangered by their second-class status as visitors in this country and vulnerable to criminalization, detention, deportation and subject to the whims of whoever is in the White House.ICE and the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) announced July 6 that international students enrolled in institutions that do not plan to return to in-person instruction in the fall must leave the country. While this new xenophobic attack should be no surprise, it must be condemned! Trump began his presidency by terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status, then ordered a travel ban singling out Muslims and now he exhibits blatant racism by blaming China for the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 8, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sought a temporary restraining order against this new rule. The University of California followed July 9. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced on July 13 that the state is also suing with 17 other state AGs. Additional universities, the Massachusetts AG and unions, including the Union of Auto Workers, American Federation of Teachers, Service Employees Union and Communications Workers of America, have all submitted amicus briefs (documents filed by nonparticipating parties that share an interest in the outcome of the Harvard/MIT suit). This attack on international student workers — who work in labs, teach, grade, advise and write recommendation letters for undergraduate students — is also union busting, which all labor has an interest in opposing. Arguing a technicality The government is seeking to add this new restriction to the Federal Register — which contains all government agency rules and notices — and demands institutions planning to remain online confirm by July 15. Because Trump’s administration ignored a required 30-day notice and comment period without a legitimate reason before, the Supreme Court reversed Trump’s attack on DACA recipients on June 18. The educational institutions suing the government will argue that there is no new emergency since March warranting the change for foreign students. The case is moving fast. California Attorney General Stacey Gartland informed an online national UAW graduate worker stewards’ meeting on July 10 that the case’s Boston judge was very unhappy that the government failed to meet its own deadlines and requested a postponement. The judge only granted the government until July 13.Even if this latest procedural abuse gets Trump’s case tossed out of court, however, this xenophobic attack was traumatic for a million foreign students. The Harvard Crimson of July 10 reported “fear, anxiety and grief over a profound loss of stability” had impacted the students. Because of restrictions based on the pandemic or politics, some have no country to go to if the U.S. expels them. Such restrictions may also stop them from returning if/when in-person classes resume. An incoming Harvard first-year student from Belarus has already been denied entry. (Harvard Crimson, July 9) The students face unique situations depending on their degree progress, work arrangements and nation of origin. For graduate students, many who have been struggling through their unions for better working conditions, including more support for international students, the Trump edict is also an attack on union consciousness.Division in ruling classTrump’s attack reveals division among ruling-class factions. Institutions like Harvard and MIT want to adapt business as usual to the pandemic, avoid liability and retain the 41B international students’ contributions to the economy. (Democracy Now, July 8)The xenophobic Trump, on the other hand, under the influence of senior immigration policy advisor Stephen Miller — regarded by many as a fascist — wants not only to force public school opening, whatever the cost, to give the appearance of normalcy, but also to show he is hard on foreigners and on establishment universities. It’s part of his election program.Xenophobes in the administration have long blamed immigration and visitors for public health woes even before COVID-19. Meanwhile, the bureaucrats sharply cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. Scientific consensus is clear, however; criminalizing movement and migration makes public health worse.This all takes place in the midst of today’s BLM rebellion. In the July 12 New York Times Sunday Review, Amna A. Akbar wrote that these uprisings “may be the largest in [U.S.] history,” and they are gaining the power needed to combat the constant attacks because “movements today see our crises as intersectional … not disconnected, discrete problems” but increasingly as “emerging from colonialism and capitalism.” This developing consciousness is necessary to win reprieves beyond temporary court orders, leading ultimately to a society based on borderless working-class solidarity. It will take destroying the borders within our movements, developing unions that follow programs like that of UAW opposition to xenophobia and racism. And then go on to pick up broader causes from Black Lives Matter to abolish ICE. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
For centuries, imperialists have conspired and competed to exploit the islands of the Caribbean, both for what their soils could produce and for their strategic positions. Early in the 17th century, colonizers began to decimate the islands’ original Indigenous peoples. Then colonizers kidnapped millions of people, mostly from Africa, and forced them with whips and chains to work to produce sugar, tobacco and indigo.In Martinique, anti-colonial, pro-environment activists, protest use of chlordecone.In Martinique, at a rally for anti-colonial, pro-environment activists, protesters’ signs ask when will ruling class landlords — the békés — be tried.The major colonizing European powers were France, England and Spain, whose economic position in the Caribbean was seized by the United States after a war in 1898.While the imperialists extorted vast wealth from the people on the Caribbean islands, their rule was constantly shaken by the people’s mass revolts and revolutions. The revolution in Haiti, which declared itself independent in 1804, caused fear and trembling among U.S. enslavers in a historic challenge to French imperialism. When Cuban revolutionaries destroyed the regime of the U.S. puppet Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and began moving the island of Cuba toward socialism, U.S. imperialism was shaken.Martinique had at least three significant insurrections by enslaved people early in the 19th century. Victor Schoelcher, a prominent French politician, drafted a decree in 1848 abolishing slavery in France and its colonies. The plantation owners in Martinique tried to resist this decree until confronted with very sharp local insurrections. As a result, they gave up and accepted compensation “for the loss of their property.”The direct descendants of the enslavers, the plantation owners called békés, remained the ruling bourgeoisie in Martinique from that time until today. When the export of bananas to France became a major part of Martinican agriculture in the 1930s, the békés soon controlled 80 percent of the trade.Spreading poisonChlordecone is a pesticide that controls a beetle that destroys banana plants. Its use was banned in the U.S. in the 1960s but it was extensively used in Martinique (and Guadeloupe) until 1993, even after being banned in metropolitan France. The Martinican békés got a dispensation to continue its use.According to the Environmental Justice Atlas, “around 300 tones [sp] of active substance were used between 1972 and 1993 on 12,400 hectares and 6,570 hectares of banana plantations in Martinique and Guadeloupe respectively.” The atlas reports that “92% of people tested in Martinique have chlordecone in their body and 19% of children tested exceed the toxic dose.”A French research center estimates that it will take 200 to 500 years for the chemical to dissipate. (tinyurl.com/y52rxhk9) There is no known decontamination method.In recent years there have been marches and protests, mainly in Fort-de-France, Martinique’s capital, over the chlordecone poisoning of the environment. Most of these were conducted by the umbrella organization Zéro Chlordécone Zéro Poison. ZCZP asserted that genocide by poisoning was taking place and demanded reparations and justice.ZCZP organized a boycott of a supermarket in the békés-owned Océanis Shopping center in Fort-de-France to highlight the landowners’ extensive use of chlordecone. Seven activists were arrested in December and accused of committing acts of violence against the police during the boycott.When the activists went on trial in Fort-de-France on Jan. 13, an Océanis 7 protest march to the courthouse was attacked by the cops with tear gas, stun grenades and flash bombs. As the police use of excessive force became an issue in the Martinique movement, the cops arrested three militants on July 16 – Denzel Guillaume, Frédéric Maupéu and Esaïe Maxime. A 22-year old student and music teacher, Kéziah Nuissier, was also arrested and badly beaten by the cops. The beating, caught on a video by a neighbor shocked at the police brutality, went viral internationally.These four militants went on trial Aug. 27, with Nuissier’s hearing postponed as he was still suffering from the trauma of his arrest. The other three were convicted and sentenced to prison. (tinyurl.com/yy9uljp7)A Jan. 13 Support Committee has been formed for the four defendants, who are under legal threat because of their exemplary struggle against environmental poisoning, police violence and political repression. For more information, contact: komité[email protected]e thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) annual research and development update marks the company’s largest advancement of products to date. The agricultural company announced today a record 29 products progressed in its pipeline with five of those headed to the commercial marketplace. Monsanto’s advancements include products across all of its platforms, including breeding, biotechnology, and new technology areas such as Integrated Farming Systems® and agricultural biologicals. “Monsanto’s annual pipeline update provides a window into agriculture’s future – and, specifically, how breeding, biotechnology, biologicals and improved agronomics can meet the challenges of feeding a growing planet while using resources more efficiently,” said Robb Fraley, Ph.D., Monsanto’s chief technology officer. “From rural communities in America, to the plains of Sub-Saharan Africa, our scientists and breeders are working to provide farmers with innovations that can help them get the most out of every acre. I am particularly proud as this year’s advancements highlight the breadth of our R&D efforts and the truly integrated approach we are taking in order to deliver a total system of solutions that can offer additional choice for our farmer customers.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 8, 2014 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Monsanto Previews New Technology for Agriculture Facebook Twitter Previous articleSurprises Possible Friday with USDA Stocks ReportNext articleCorn-after-Corn Management Tips Gary Truitt Monsanto Previews New Technology for Agriculture SHARE Pipeline HighlightsNearly 30 of the company’s more than 70 pipeline projects advanced phases this year.A record five products graduated from the pipeline, including Intacta RR2 PRO™soybeans, FieldScripts® variable rate seeding in corn and Root-Knot Nematode Resistance within the cotton breeding pipeline.Some of the most breakthrough progress was delivered from the company’s newest technology platforms, including more than 10 advancements across its Integrated Farming Systems® and agricultural biologicals platforms.In addition to the 29 project advancements, Monsanto will have three projects in its Ground Breakers® on-farm testing program this year. Projects include Vistive® Gold soybeans, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans and Bollgard® II XtendFlex™ cotton. “Monsanto is headed in the right direction with science-based approaches and new technologies for farmers,” said Jeff Frank, a FieldScripts® Ground Breakers® farmer in Auburn, Iowa. “The data driven, scientific technologies Monsanto is developing are things we’ve never had before. As farmers, we have to take advantage of any opportunity we can to increase our yield potential. If we don’t think progressively, we won’t grow enough crops to feed a growing planet.” Biotechnology Platform Monsanto has a pipeline of biotechnology projects in development, including next-generation insect control and herbicide tolerance agronomic trait projects as well as yield and stress work in collaboration with BASF Plant Science. This year’s nine biotechnology advancements include the launch of Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans and next-generation products like SmartStax® PRO corn (formally Corn Rootworm III), Second-Generation Intacta RR2 PRO soybeans, Third-Generation Herbicide Tolerant soybeans and Bollgard® III cotton. Breeding Platform In addition to annual germplasm improvements, this year’s breeding pipeline advanced seven projects within the industry’s most-advanced disease resistance breeding program. Project highlights include enhanced resistance to Anthracnose Stalk Rot and Gray Leaf Spot in corn and Soybean Cyst Nematode, as well as Phytophthora Resistant Peppers, Bacterial Wilt Resistant Tomatoes and Downy Mildew Resistant Lettuce.Biologicals Platform Five products within Monsanto’s agricultural biologicals platform are advancing as researchers carry on their work to increase crop health and productivity. Monsanto and the farmer customers it serves share a need to continuously meet the world’s growing demand in a sustainable way. Investing in the research and development of agricultural biological technologies is another step in that direction. Highlighted advancement in this platform include BioDirect™ Tospovirus Control, BioDirect™ Colorado Potato Beetle and BioDirect™ Bee Health, as well as the addition of Microbials Yield and Microbials Plant Health to the pipeline’s discovery phase.Integrated Farming Systems Platform Monsanto featured eight advancements in its Integrated Farming Systems® platform which is dedicated to helping farmers get more from every acre by integrating expertise in seed science, field science, data analysis and precision equipment to develop solutions optimized for the conditions of a farmer’s field. Advancing products include Variable Rate Soy FieldScripts®, Multi-Hybrid Corn FieldScripts® and Weather-Enhanced FieldScripts® as well as the launch of FieldScripts® in corn. Monsanto also highlighted the launch of The Climate Corporation’s Climate Pro™, a revolutionary web and mobile service that increases a farmer’s profitability through customized field recommendations that maximize yield and minimize costs.Resources For more information on Monsanto’s complete research and development pipeline, including a list of all 29 projects that advanced phases this year, visit www.monsanto.com/pipeline. Monsanto today also announced the company’s financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter, which included an update of projects within the company’s R&D pipeline. For more information about today’s earnings announcement, see the press release and supporting resources available at www.monsanto.com. About Monsanto Company Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world’s natural resources such as water and energy. To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.-oOo-Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking InformationCertain statements contained in this release are “forward-looking statements,” such as statements concerning the company’s anticipated financial results, current and future product performance, regulatory approvals, business and financial plans and other non-historical facts. These statements are based on current expectations and currently available information. However, since these statements are based on factors that involve risks and uncertainties, the company’s actual performance and results may differ materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements. 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According to Agri Pulse, however, the vote on the measure, sponsored by John Barrasso, R-WY, was well short of the two-thirds margin that would be necessary to overcome a presidential veto. Five Democrats and Maine Independent Angus King supported the amendment, which spelled out various features that should be exempt from the anti-pollution law including isolated ponds, roadside ditches, irrigation ditches and stormwater systems. Most of the Democrats who voted for the Barrasso amendment, except Joe Manchin of West Virginia, represent major farm states: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Claire McKaskill of Missouri. Senate Takes Strong Stand Against WOTUS This week, the Senate delivered a resounding message that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is flawed in both substance and process. In a series of key votes, lawmakers sent a strong message to the EPA that that they will not tolerate outlandish regulatory actions that disregard established law. Lawmakers put federal regulators on notice that the WOTUS rule is simply unacceptable. Senate Takes Strong Stand Against WOTUS By Gary Truitt – Mar 26, 2015 SHARE Previous articleGrassley Co-Sponsors Bill to Repeal Death TaxNext articleNormal Indiana Planting Start May be Delayed this Spring Gary Truitt The agency received over 1 million public comments on the proposed rule. While not all of the comments have been made public, Parrish says most were critical of the rule, “Those people who actually read the proposal, EPA’s own contractors, said 68 percent of them opposed the regulation. That’s unprecedented. That is pretty amazing because when people bothered to look at the details of the proposal, they overwhelmingly opposed it.” But American Farm Bureau Federation regulatory specialist Don Parrish says the EPA is likely to push ahead with their proposed rule anyway, “All indication is that the Administrator and EPA intend to ram this proposal through, regardless of the important comments that were made on it; and try to do so as quickly as possible.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Takes Strong Stand Against WOTUS AFBF President Bob Stallman said, “The Senate action amplifies the spirit our farmers and ranchers have conveyed over the past year of the need to ditch the egregious WOTUS rule.” Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Parrish said that a lot of people who support the rule have not read the rule. According to AFBF, comments made on Twitter such as “I like Clean Water” were counted by the Environmental Protection Agency as substantive comments supporting the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. “They’re doing everything they can to expand their jurisdictional reach, and they’re doing it by skewing the way in which comments come in on this proposal,” he added.
SHARE SHARE CME Addresses Volatility in Cattle Markets with Trading Change By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 1, 2016 Facebook Twitter Cattle futures were added to a system that caps how many orders traders can send in relation to the number of trades they execute to curb volatility. The CME Groups made the change in time for futures trading Monday. The move was a response to a letter penned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. CME Chairman Terry Duffy announced the change last week while speaking at NCBA’s Cattle Industry Convention. In its letter to the CME Groups last month, NCBA members said they suspected that high-frequency traders were causing extra volatility in the cattle markets. However, Duffy responded saying 10 percent of cattle futures trading is done by high-frequency traders, compared with roughly 50 percent of all CME trading. Home Indiana Agriculture News CME Addresses Volatility in Cattle Markets with Trading Change Facebook Twitter Previous articleCoats & Donnelly Push For New Ag Division Of Dow, DuPont To Be Located In IndianaNext articleFarm Bureau Announces Its 2016 Strategic Action Plan Hoosier Ag Today
SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleUS Ethanol Production Falls to the Lowest Level Since September of 2015 Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Apr 13, 2016 Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT PAC announces 2016 primary endorsements Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT PAC announces 2016 primary endorsements Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT, the nonpartisan political action committee associated with Indiana Farm Bureau, has endorsed five candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, five candidates for the Indiana Senate and six candidates for the Indiana House of Representatives. Those candidates include:U.S. House of RepresentativesJackie Walorski (Congressional District 2)Todd Rokita (Congressional District 4)Susan Brooks (Congressional District 5)Luke Messer (Congressional District 6)Larry Buschon (Congressional District 8)Indiana SenateBlake Doriot (Senate District 12)David Long (Senate District 16)Luke Kenley (Senate District 20)Pete Miller (Senate District 24)Eric Koch (Senate District 44)Indiana House of RepresentativesJim Pressel (House District 20)Donna Schaibley (House District 24)Jeff Thompson (House District 28)Milo Smith (House District 59)Tom Washburne (House District 64)Steve Davisson (House District 73)Casey Cox (House District 85)ELECT endorsements are made through a multi-step process, starting with recommendations from Farm Bureau members who live in the district. This format stays true to the grassroots nature of the Indiana Farm Bureau organization. ELECT’s primary endorsements are recognition of candidates’ support of policies that will foster a positive environment for agriculture and rural communities across the state. Facebook Twitter SHARE
Previous articleIndiana FFA Announces New State OfficersNext articleTime is Running Out for Congress to Act on GMO Labels Hoosier Ag Today Spending Bill Bars EPA Funding for Campaigns against Agriculture SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter A rider on the Senate Interior Appropriations bill seeks to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from funding campaigns against agriculture. The rider, one of many on the bill, followed the EPA billboard funding controversy in Washington State. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman, Republican Pat Roberts, applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee for advancing the bill last week. However, Democrats on the Appropriations Committee warned the bill would be a non-starter on the Senate floor.At issue was an advocacy campaign, funded in part by a $20.5 million EPA grant. The campaign included billboards and a website attacking agriculture and urging Washington State lawmakers to increase regulation over the agricultural industry. Other riders on the spending bill include a block on the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 20, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Spending Bill Bars EPA Funding for Campaigns against Agriculture
Facebook Twitter koch-working-with-purdueKeeping nitrogen where it belongs will go a long way in the coming growing season to ensuring healthy plants and great yields at harvest. Problems with nitrogen are nothing new to farmers, but what is new are the various technologies that can now be held in the hand of the farmer to monitor nitrogen and make more timely decisions. Greg Schwab, Director of Agronomy at Koch Agronomic Services says the advances in monitoring are exciting.“If you have a weed control product that doesn’t work, you see it right away,” he explained. “If you lose twenty or thirty percent of your nitrogen you might not know until you’re in the combine that you had nitrogen loss, so it’s exciting that these tools are coming out where they can maybe monitor better through the year and have a better understanding of where their nitrogen status is.”Koch offers products like Agrotain, Agrotain Plus, and Super U fertilizer to help prevent nitrogen loss. Your local retailer can help you with those products. But Schwab also suggests a visit to the county extension agent in your Indiana county this winter.“We’ve done a lot of research in Indiana on our products through Purdue, so the extension system is well aware of how our products work and when they perform best.”Schwab told HAT they’ve worked closely with Purdue to get a good handle on how their products perform in Indiana soils.“Farmers always want to know how it works in their environment, so that’s what the university researchers help us understand. Then they also help us test new products, so we’re developing new products that aren’t on the market yet and Dr. Camberato has helped us there too. The reason we do that is when that new product comes on the market we already have the land grant university with a lot of knowledge about how that product works and adds value to the farmer.”If it’s losing nitrogen through ammonia volatilization or added protection against denitrification and nitrate leaching that’s needed, see how the Koch solutions can help at https://kochagronomicservices.com/us/products/. Previous article3 Hoosier Corn Growers are Yield Content WinnersNext articleFarm Bill Top Priority for Indiana Farm Bureau Andy Eubank SHARE Major Ag Company Relies on Purdue Research Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Major Ag Company Relies on Purdue Research By Andy Eubank – Dec 19, 2016
Home Indiana Agriculture News Grain Worker Strike Ends in Argentina SHARE Argentina’s port and grain union workers have ended a 20-day strike after reaching an agreement on Tuesday, with the settlement coming after the government intervened in the dispute.The move lifts a major work stoppage that had left more than 150 ships stranded at the country’s ports.Argentina is one of the world’s largest suppliers of soybeans, corn, and wheat. The strike has hampered the large flow of grain out of the country, which has weighed down grain markets for several weeks.Failure to unload those grain ships at Argentina’s ports had cost the government approximately $1.9 billion in payments to the ships’ owners. Market traders were concerned that an ongoing strike would cause global end-users to look to the U.S. for soybeans, but the U.S. is already dealing with tight soybean supplies.The possibility of expanding dryness in soybean-growing areas of South America over the next two weeks was adding fuel to a recent rally in soybean prices, which hit a six-year high earlier this week.Analysts at Bower Trading say weather and demand news will likely be the biggest market drivers now that the strike is over. SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Grain Worker Strike Ends in Argentina Previous articleGrain Prices Should Improve in 2021Next articleLt. Gov. Crouch Agrees Broadband is Top Issue for Rural Hoosiers NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Dec 30, 2020
Home Indiana Agriculture News Bayer Offering Online Dicamba Training SHARE By Andy Eubank – Feb 7, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitter Bayer Offering Online Dicamba Training Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Bayer-dicamba-training.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.If dicamba will be sprayed on your farm this year, training is a requirement and it’s a good idea to have the training even if you won’t be the one spraying.“I certainly would,” says Mark Groth, North American Commercial Stewardship Weed Control Manager at Bayer Crop Science Division. “I always err on the side of caution and even if you’re not going to spray but use a commercial applicator, it’s good to know all of the requirements.”Bayer is making dicamba application certification easy with two online formats. EPA dicamba approval does require anyone using the product be certified and there are label changes this year.“That’s a key part of the training, really highlighting those important new requirements on the label and that includes the application window which has changed. So, for dicamba tolerant soybeans it’s up to and including June 30*,” he said. “There’s also the requirement for volatility reducing agents such as VaporGrip Xtra that’s required now. The buffers have changed a little bit as well as the application rates.”Bayer’s product is XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology. You’ll be approved to spray that restricted use pesticide or other approved dicamba formulations after completing one of two online training sessions, either the self-led course and or live webinars.The self-led course goes at your own pace and can last just 45 minutes.“You can go backwards in the module and listen to something more than once if you like that,” Groth said. “Or you can choose more of a classroom setting which we call a live webinar. Those will be led by a Bayer Crop Science weed management expert who will lead the webinar in a classroom type setting where you can ask questions.”Bayer training meets federal requirements, so those completing it will earn the necessary dicamba training certificate. State and federal material is covered. Training is approved in most but not all states. Details are at RoundupReadyXtend.com/training, and you’ll find a frequently asked questions section at the website of the Office of Indiana State Chemist. *Be sure to read those FAQ’s for state specific information like cutoff date for spraying. The link is HERE. Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Bankruptcies Decrease During 2020, Caution Still NeededNext articleHoosier Ag Today Podcast for February 8th, 2021 Andy Eubank
Facebook Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Linkedin Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Biediger’s Juice Junkies location in Fort Worth was so successful, she opened another location in Keller almost exactly a year after the first one opened.She said she is proof that health-conscious businesses can survive in Fort Worth and the surrounding area.“The Keller location is doing really well; it’s growing and growing,” she said. “We’re very particular about food quality, cleanliness and we pay close attention to detail.“I absolutely think if someone else opened a juice bar here, they’d survive,” Biediger added. “People are really, really wanting it.”Righteous Foods has regulars, too.Lancarte said some customers eat three meals a day at his restaurant. Others go for solely breakfast as often as five to six days a week.The positive feedback for the restaurant stems from “the way we do things,” Lancarte said.“I think we get a lot of compliments from people for the way we prepare things with healthy fats and oils and lean meats, grains and vegetables,” he said. “I think the people that eat here the most appreciate our approach and philosophy.” ReddIt TCU considering on-campus centralized testing center Prior to the project’s implementation in the city, Price said there was a concern from the Blue Zones people that Fort Worth may have been too big for the project, as the other cities throughout the nation who participate are much smaller: Albert Lea, Minnesota; the Beach Cities in California; Dodge County, Wisconsin and Southwest Florida.States that are involved in the project are Hawaii, Iowa and Oregon.However, Price said that after the Blue Zones officials visited Fort Worth for three weeks, they decided the city was able and ready for the health-conscious initiative.Currently, the city is working to become a Blue Zones community. To reach that goal, the initiative will have to reach a specific number of work sites, schools, grocery stores, restaurants and community policies.For Fort Worth to be a Blue Zones community on the restaurant side of the project, at least 25 percent of restaurants in the city must take the Blue Zones Project Restaurant Pledge and become certified Blue Zones restaurants.“Restaurants are joining because they feel like it’s the right thing to do, and it makes them more attractive and sets them apart than just the average restaurant,” Price said.Blue Zones-certified restaurants receive stickers for their windows and must offer Blue Zones-approved food items on menus.Restaurants that are Blue Zones-certified receive a sticker like the one shown above for the business’ window. | Photo by Monica Dziak According to Price, health and economic development go hand-in-hand.“Businesses are looking for communities with healthier populations because it cuts their health insurance expenses and makes their workers more productive when they’re there; when they’re sick, they’re not at work,” Price said. “Same thing with children–when children are not healthy, they’re not in school and then their parents are forced to be out, and all of that impacts our work force.“The average person’s cost of their health insurance is about 19 percent of their income,” she said. “When people are healthier, they spend less on medical care and put more back into the economy, too.”Not a walk in the park Throughout industries, success is among the most challenging to reach in the restaurant business.While opening a restaurant with conventional, non-organic menu items is tough — CNBC reported only 60 percent survive the first year; 80 percent close before the fifth anniversary — opening a health-conscious restaurant may be even tougher.Locally and organically-grown produce is more expensive than non-organic produce, especially when compared to cheaper, conventional menu items seen at fast food restaurants.Additionally, to be considered “healthy,” some health-oriented restaurants and businesses must adhere to non-GMO certifications as well as fair trade and organic federal certifications.Also, most health-oriented restaurants’ menu items are pesticide-free and preservative-free. Shelf life on these items is not very long, requiring restaurant owners to re-stock and purchase ingredients and products more frequently than non-health-oriented restaurants in order to ensure freshness for customers.The healthy food industry is extremely competitive, and both Lancarte and Juice Junkies founder and owner Hillary Biediger acknowledge hurdles they face while running their businesses.“It’s a lot of hard work — the cost of goods are very expensive because we use organic produce,” Biediger said. “Organic produce may be one price one week, and the next week it can jump up $6 because that’s what the market may be doing that week.”“I think we price our juices fairly, but because it is organic, our cost on this is so expensive. We get hundreds of pounds every day of produce, then you have to account for the labor and the biodegradable packaging we use,” she added.Biediger said she understands that while some people may be frustrated at a $10 juice, the juice bar could be charging a lot more for what it’s providing.“Go to Central Market and buy pounds of produce, and then go home and juice it and see how much it costs you, as well as the labor that’s involved,” she said. “It’s so unfortunate that produce in general is so much more expensive than junk food. We really could be charging a lot more, and we’re trying to be as fairest to everyone as possible. We’re kind of doing a service to others as well, and we want this to be available for folks who really need it.”Juice Junkies also offers organic fair trade coffee for customers. Ingredients that are organic and/or fair trade certified are more expensive than conventional ingredients. | Photo by Monica Dziak Bluebonnet Circle workout studio owner stresses importance of community Biediger had no doubt her juice bar, Juice Junkies, would be successful before she opened for business on Foch Street in November 2013.Juice Junkies opened with a bang. The store was packed with customers on the first day. Biediger credits the busy lines and customer turn out rate to social media promotion, but also because Fort Worth didn’t have anything like the business beforehand.“The movement had already started toward healthy, clean eating, and I think people were already in touch with that and wanted that,” Biediger said. “I knew people were really wanting something here other than a Whataburger, so we thought, ‘What could we do that’s having people come in and grab something healthy and go?’ There’s really nothing else like it in Fort Worth.”Biediger was certain that her vegan, organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, juice bar — which also sells food, but zero meat options, could survive in Cowtown — an area known for its burgers, meat, Tex-Mex and barbecue — once she started researching.The juice aficionado asked Dallas juice bar owners of their progress, to which she learned of their immense success in the business. ReddIt Previous articleClosures continue on I-35Next articleTCU women’s soccer defeats Texas 3-2 Monica Dziak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Unpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ stories Linkedin + posts Righteous Foods’ toasted pistachio guacamole is served with baked pita, as shown above. The guacamole contains roasted red pepper and organic egg white for a healthy alternative. The dish is $8 on the restaurant’s happy hour menu, which lasts from 2 to 5 p.m. Lancarte agreed that it is pricey to use organic products.“When we first opened, about 80 percent of our menu was organic,” Lancarte said. “The people who understand organic products get it, but the masses who are more price conscious don’t get it, so we’ve kind of maintained our health strategy, but we don’t use as many organics as when we first opened.”“It’s just not feasible, and I tried really hard for about a year using organic chicken, and we were paying what others pay for beef tenderloin for our chicken breast,” he added. “It’s hard to do that and get those kinds of prices unless you’re just doing really high volume, and we have a pretty small place.”Lancarte said the lack of organic farming in Texas also affects prices.“There’s more organic farming on all of the West Coast, farming that’s been going on for a lot longer and the climate is just totally different, so it’s easier for them to get organic products at a better price than it is for us here,” he said. “When it’s closer to you, it’s cheaper; it’s different when you pay three to four times as much for an organic tomato or chicken. We don’t have a long growing season here and the amount of organic farms doesn’t even compare to the West Coast.”The United States Department of Agriculture defines USDA certified organic foods as having been “grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing, among many factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control and use of additives.”The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service said there were 305 organic farms in Texas in 2014. California leads the nation in organic production with 2,805 organic farms in 2014, more than nine times Texas’ amount.The health-conscious restaurant market is tough for people to get into, according to the Righteous Foods founder.“It’s changing now, but 20 years ago, people moved and ate differently here, and I think to break the habits of people expecting large portions for small prices is a hard habit to break; it’s just been the norm here,” Lancarte said. “If you talk about the greater part of the dining community, people expect a lot of food for not a lot of money, and that’s just what’s been available in our market for the last 20 years.”Supply, meet demand Despite the challenges of opening and operating a restaurant that puts health as the main priority for its customers, health-oriented restaurant owners in Fort Worth say the demand for healthy eating is certainly present in the city, and the market is open and sustainable for such restaurants and businesses to thrive.Lancarte knew Fort Worth was ready for his health-conscious restaurant due to the fact there was a lack of options in the market for clean, healthy eating in the area.“I wanted to provide something so everyone could have an option to eat this way,” Lancarte said.“I think a lot of restaurants have been saying they’re healthy or clean and I think that’s just a marketing strategy, rather than the ingredients they’re using,” he added.On the restaurant’s website, the tab reads: “Fort Worth’s Healthiest Restaurant.”Righteous Foods offers many healthy, organic and plant-based options for customers. | Photo by Kaitlin Helm printTwo years ago, Lanny Lancarte was running a restaurant typical of the most popular cuisine in the city: Mexican. Now, his upscale, fine dining restaurant, Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, is closed, and he has opened a different restaurant he hopes will be a lasting trend in Fort Worth: healthy eating.“I knew there was a component in our market here for that,” Lancarte said. “When I made the switch over to opening Righteous Foods, I was looking to see customers at a place they could go on a daily basis, as opposed to just birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. We’re an eat-every-day kind of option, something you can eat on a daily basis where you don’t feel sluggish; you feel energized.”Cowtown goes blue Lancarte isn’t the only one in Fort Worth focusing on making health a priority.The Blue Zones Project, initiated in 2014 by Mayor Betsy Price, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Texas Health Resources, plays a major role in the city becoming more health-conscious. The Blue Zones Project’s goal is to make it easy for Fort Worth residents to adapt and stick to healthy lifestyles.Part of the initiative helps restaurants in offering smarter choices on menus. Fort Worth has several Blue Zones-certified restaurants, where each must adhere to certain requirements, such as only providing bread to customers when requested and not offering free soda refills.In order to be a designated Blue Zones-approved restaurant, owners must complete a pledge and commit to certain health practices in accordance with the initiative. Some of the requirements include specific plate sizes and fruit being offered for dessert.Lancarte’s Righteous Foods, located on West 7th Street, is one of the several Blue Zones-certified restaurants in Fort Worth.“When Blue Zones approached us, we didn’t have to change anything on our menu—we were already doing everything,” Lancarte said. “I think for more restaurants for certification, they have to create a new menu. We just said, ‘Here’s our menu, we’re doing the same thing,’ and that was the mission of the restaurant since day one.”“One of the benefits of being associated with Blue Zones is the awareness,” he added. “It certainly is a positive thing that they’re doing.”Righteous Foods owner Lanny Lancarte said one of the benefits of a restaurant being associated with the Blue Zones Project is awareness. Righteous Foods, located on West 7th Street, is one of the many Fort Worth restaurants to be Blue Zones-certified | Photo from Black Tomato. “I started asking a bunch of people I knew if this was something that would interest them,” Biediger said. “They said they’d kill to have a juice bar here.”According to Biediger, Juice Junkies had around 1,500 to 2,000 Facebook followers before the store’s official opening.She said she realized on her first day in business that she was going to have to hire more staff.Biediger learned how people around the country were wanting and needing healthier options.“More people started being gluten intolerant; more people were trending toward plant-based diets,” she said. “We get a lot of customers who are not well, so it’s really helping the way I wanted it to and really helping the people out there who have this kind of diet, ready for them and ready to go.”Like Righteous Foods, Juice Junkies is also a Blue Zones-certified restaurant.Biediger said that customers like seeing the Blue Zones plaque in her juice bar.“Some people will look at it and ask what it’s about, so it’s a good chance to explain to them what it is and how it’s helping Fort Worth,” Biediger said. “I think the project is helping restaurants alter their portion sizes. The more restaurants that come aboard, the better it will be.“I think it makes people really excited when restaurants start offering healthier options, for sure,” she added.Regulars Both Juice Junkies and Righteous Foods have seen success, which is evident through their customers.Biediger said some customers frequent the juice bar two to three times each day, going in for breakfast, lunch and then again, right before it closes shop at 6:30 p.m.“I could name at least 10 regulars I see more than once a day. They’ll come in and have our organic fair trade coffee and chit-chat with the employees — they just like it here,” Biediger said. “You can see them walking from their car and you know what they’re going to get. So we have a lot of those, and it’s really nice because you know you’re doing something right.”She said she hears positive feedback from customers regularly.“I hear customers say ‘I’m so happy you’re here; you’ve changed my life,’ or ‘I’ve been sick, so now I have a place I can come in and get the things I need,’” she said. “Just hearing stories how people were really needing something like this in Fort Worth and we’re here for them, that almost brings a tear to my eye.” Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Monica is a senior journalism major and political science minor and film double minor from Houston, TX. Monica Dziak The need for convenient, health-conscious restaurants in the area is growing.“I think most people here feel that way – that the options out there aren’t healthy and the portions are large, and I know that I’m certainly not the only person that eats healthy,” Lancarte said. “We’re never going to compete with the big box, low prices places; that’s not our market. We give people an option that’s a change from that.” Test anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in past Twitter Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Healthy eatingRachael Gooch is a vegan who says it’s not difficult to find vegetarian and vegan options around Fort Worth.“There are a lot of vegan options around Fort Worth; my favorite is Spiral Diner,” Gooch said. “It’s easy to find stuff here, you just have to do your research.”Gooch said she chose to go vegan due to the way it makes her feel.“I am full of energy, and I just feel better internally,” Gooch said.Eve Pearson, wellness expert and founder of Nutriworks, a nationally recognized sports nutrition practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, said people are looking to eat better partly due to health issues.“In general in the U.S., we’re a pretty sick population,” Pearson said. “There’s a lot of chronic disease and a lot of people on medications for health issues that can be reversed through diet and exercise, so I think people are seeking alternatives to better their health this way, instead of taking pills for the rest of their life.”Anne VanBeber, professor and department chair of Nutritional Sciences in TCU’s College of Science and Engineering, said one doesn’t have to be a vegan or a vegetarian to eat or be healthy.VanBeber emphasized the importance of eating lean meats and protein.“Cold-water fish like halibut or anchovies, and even trout to an extent all have omega-3 fatty acids, which are health promoting and they help fight diseases and inflammation,” she said. “Also, even seafood like shrimp and lobster are very low-fat and good protein.”The nutrition expert offered advice for choosing to eat smart while eating out in Fort Worth. She said it’s easy to choose healthy options at even the most unhealthy of places.“We have to be more mindful, which means thinking more about what we eat and how we’re eating it,” VanBeber said. “If you go to a steak place, share a steak with somebody, or get the smallest steak. Also, some of the healthiest options are at places like Vietnamese and Thai restaurants.“We eat a lot of Tex-Mex here, so to be healthy, you could get grilled chicken or shrimp, so less of the cheesy, saucy Tex-Mex stuff,” she added. “We have to cut back on our portions and that’s huge. We can eat healthy everywhere.”Pearson said there are options for people looking to eat leaner outside of the home while on a budget.“One thing I like to do that most people should be doing anyway and is way cheaper is going to the sides section on the menu, and try to put together a meal with a few sides, because it’s smaller and you’re putting together a healthy option,” Pearson said. “Another trick to eating out and saving money is, for example, let’s say they have shrimp ceviche as an appetizer, one can order that as their meal and get a vegetable side. It’s really inexpensive to do that, so staying in the appetizer and sides sections works out really well and is very inexpensive.”Price said she believes eating healthy won’t be just a trend in Fort Worth, but that instead, it’s here to stay.“Blue Zones is a long-term project,” Price said. “As a whole, lots of people are working to change the culture of the country.”Lancarte agreed — it’s no trend. He said people will always be looking for something that benefits the way they feel and operate everyday.“I think everyone will always want to have a healthy place to eat.” “Foxy Lady,” “Body Electric” and “Green Machine” are just three of Juice Junkies’ several organic, cold-pressed, raw, vegan juices. The juices are made in-house daily. | Photo by Monica Dziak A customer takes a peek into the fridge at Juice Junkies. The business offers not only juice, but vegan food options as well, such as power balls and kale salad to name a few. | Photo by Monica Dziak Shrimp tacos with salsa and beans on the side is one of the items offered on the menu at Righteous Foods. | Photo from Yelp. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Price said the project is extremely beneficial for the community.“It’s great for our city; it improves our quality of life and makes us a richer, more vibrant and engaged community.”“I think it’s very attractive,” Price added. “I have other mayors call me about it.”Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Bill Thornton said that Fort Worth’s part in the Blue Zones Project can help set the city apart from other communities across the country.“We’re promoting healthier choices, choices that can lead to longer lives and fewer diseases, and impact the livability of this community,” Thornton said. “We’re the largest city to undertake Blue Zones and to attempt to be a designated Blue Zones approved city.”Price said she thinks Fort Worth residents are beginning to take a look at eating better when dining outside the home. She also said that since the Blue Zones Project was put forth, the city has been seeing more health-oriented businesses either open or move locally.Mayor Price said Fort Worth residents are beginning to take a look at healthier eating when eating out. | Photo from The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. Facebook Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Shane Battis Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Linkedin printStray dogs barked and wagged their tails as visitors walked through the tent lined with kennels. Others enjoyed ear scratches and belly rubs in the meet and greet area outside.These animals were part of PetSmart’s last National Adoption Weekend for the year. Stores all over the country successfully adopted both cats and dogs by offering a $10 adoption fee.The 109 visited the 4800 SW Loop location where, according to PetSmart manager Bryan Stoelker, 107 animals were adopted. This store had the fourth highest number of adoptions for PetSmart stores nationwide and although many did find new homes, not everyone was so lucky.Big eyes lit with excitement and padded feet pawed at potential new owners kneeling down to greet the animals. Others simply lay in their kennels, their heads low and eyelids drooped in resignation.For these dogs, chances of adoption has a lot to do with image, according to Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Center (ACCC) Supervisor Alan Davis.He said big, black and brown dogs are the hardest to get adopted. The ACCC, which supplied many of the animals for the weekend event, has a lot of dogs that fall in this category.Davis said he wants to the shelter’s dark-colored dogs at the adoption weekend.“They really have a good personality, they’re good with families,” Davis said. “They’re good with each other. So they’re very fun dogs and they’re great family dogs.”Hear more from Alan Davis’ below.The problem is not everyone gives them a chance to demonstrate their personalities and oftentimes simply walk past them to look at light-furred animals instead.Well, almost all of them.One pit bull named Jenna, dressed in a bright pink jingle collar and tutu, demanded much-needed attention from visitors. Her loud outfit paired well with her wide smile and amiable personality.Several onlookers stopped to pet the grey and white pit bull and complement her tasteful fashion sense. Marissa Dominguez, a volunteer who was walking Jenna at the event, jokingly said that Jenna is “a little diva.”Jenna has been in and out of the shelter since February. She said it’s been difficult to find a permanent home for her.It is a common myth that these dogs are members of dangerous breed and are aggressive toward humans. However, studies from the American Temperament Test Society found that pit bulls had a positive behavior tests in over 82 percent of cases compared to 77 percent for the general population.Pit bulls shouldn’t be feared, but pitied as the stereotype about their menace is a product of a long history of abuse. Thousands of these dogs, according to Animal Rescue Corps, have been forced to kill each other in illegal dog fights all over the U.S. since the early 1800s.Dominguez said her look is part of making her seem more attractive to people who might view pit bulls negatively.“Whenever you have cuter things on her it makes her a bit more adoptable and people don’t see the whole big scary pit, they see the cute loving pit,” she said.Unfortunately, Jenna was not adopted over the weekend and is waiting for the right match at PetSmart.Dozens of animals like Jenna are also waiting to be adopted at PetSmart stores and the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Center.Below are some posts of owners with newly adopted pets as well as some animals still looking for a home. ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Linkedin The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year ReddIt Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Facebook Previous articleTCU football one win away from bowl eligibilityNext articleFrog Report – Oklahoma State Preview Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Twitter Facebook
Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin printTCU reported a low number of alcohol violations after the home opener against Iowa State but saw an increase in the number of parties. Interim Chief of Police Robert Rangel said alcohol violations reported on opening game days have decreased over the last three years, with seven in 2017, two in 2018 and none in 2019. Four were reported this year. This year’s number can be attributed to smaller crowds and campus tailgate restrictions due to COVID-19, as well as warnings from university and city officials, Rangel said. “TCU police, Fort Worth neighborhood patrol officers and Campus Life went to frequent party locations to warn students of citations,” Rangel said. “Even though that didn’t stop the parties at least it kept the number of violations low.” Assistant Director of the Counseling and Mental Health Center Caroline Albritton said sporting events usually cause more alcohol violations in the fall.Rangel said even though statistics show a low number of alcohol violations, that doesn’t mean students aren’t drinking.“Despite having only four violations this year, we definitely had more parties,” he said. “People were eager to party mostly due to their desire to interact with others after TCU’s social distancing regulations this semester.” Total number of alcohol violations recorded by the TCU Police Department in the previous three fall semesters. (Oscar Saravia/Staff Reporter)Alcohol violations usually occur at off-campus parties, but there are still records of on-campus alcohol violations, which Rangel said are usually given to people walking from parties. Students caught returning to campus under the influence of alcohol can be referred to the Alcohol & Drug Education Center. “For students fulfilling a sanction for an alcohol or drug violation, we do see increases on dates where big events occur, such as sports events or holidays,” Albritton said. Albritton also said one of the consequences for alcohol violations includes drinking education. The assistant director of the Counseling and Mental Health Center, Caroline Albritton. (Photo courtesy of TCU Magazine)It remains unknown if these violations happen more on the first home game rather than home games in general. “I didn’t see any difference,” Rangel said. “It didn’t seem like opening game day influenced the number of violations seen throughout other random home games considering the statistics mentioned before.” Last year, TCU police began to enforce the use of a mobile app that verifies IDs to avoid violations happening in places on campus such as the football stadium. Rangel said the officers will keep trying to talk to the party hosts for future violations. “We are not telling them anything they don’t know, but at least that gives them something to think about for more serious consequences with Campus Life,” he said. ReddIt Calls to the TCU Police Department drop this semester TCU fans had to be socially distant in the stands during the football game against Iowa State. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Facebook ReddIt Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Linkedin Twitter Strong effort not enough as volleyball swept in series with West Virginia Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Previous articleEpisode 217 – NFL Week 5, CFB Week 6 previewNext articleReporter shares experience with living in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 Oscar Saravia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Oscar Saravia Volleyball swept twice by No. 2 Baylor in season openers Bell reflects on his journey in soccer after championship season Facebook
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June 3, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Violence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an urgent independent investigation after Ahmed Abu Hussein became the second Palestinian journalist to have been fatally shot since the start of a major wave of Palestinian protests along the border between Gaza and Israel. Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Violence Help by sharing this information RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes April 26, 2018 – Updated on April 27, 2018 Second Palestinian journalist dies after being shot at Gaza-Israel border News Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further News Aged 25, Hussein died yesterday from the gunshot injury he sustained on 13 April. According to Rami el Sharafi, a fellow reporter for Radio Sout al Shaab, he was 700 metres from the border, in a calm place near a group of static demonstrators, when he was suddenly brought down by a clearly direct and deliberate shot. At the time, Hussein was wearing a royal-blue helmet to which the fluorescent yellow letters “TV” were affixed, and a bullet-proof vest bearing the word “Press.” This is confirmed by amateur video footage. As well as for Radio Sout al Shaab, Hussein was also working for the Bisann News website. “We offer our condolences to Ahmed Abou Hussein’s family while voicing our utter consternation and incomprehension,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Why was this journalist deliberately targeted when he was several hundred metres from the border? We call on the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to launch an independent investigation without delay and to do whatever is necessary to ensure that those responsible for this deliberate crime against press freedom are brought to justice.” Hussein’s death comes less than a month after that of Yasser Murtaja, a reporter who died on the night of 6 April after being shot earlier that day by Israeli soldiers while covering the “Great Return March” demonstrations by Palestinians at the border. He was also wearing a “Press” vest that clearly identified him as a journalist. At least nine other Palestinian journalists have been injured by Israeli soldiers since the wave or protests began on 30 March. Most were hit by explosive or dum-dum type rounds. According to the NGO Médecins sans Frontières, the injuries have been extraordinarily devastating. Youssef al Kronz, a freelance photographer who was hit in both legs while covering the 30 March demonstration from a position 750 metres from the border, ended up having to have much of his left leg amputated. He was also wearing a vest that clearly identified him as a journalist. Israel is ranked 87th out of 180 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index. The Palestinian Territories are ranked 137th. Ahmed Abu Hussein’s funerals on 26 April (c) Adel Zaanoun Follow the news on Palestine May 16, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists
ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News RSF_en Read in Chinese / 看中文Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the draconian directive that China’s media regulator –¬ the General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television – issued yesterday banning the Chinese media from using unauthorized information from foreign media and websites.“This directive marks a new stage in the reinforcement of censorship, which has been increasing steadily since the Communist Party’s 18th Congress last November,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The censors have had the foreign media in their sights ever since they published embarrassing revelations about China’s leaders. The regime is trying to prevent the Chinese media from repeating such revelations. “The initiative seems bound to fail in the era of Weibo and social networks, where information and revelations from the foreign media circulate like wildfire. But it could be used to justify new acts of censorship and could therefore have an impact on the Chinese media, which often quote international news agency reports in particular.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The international media continue to play a key role both in informing the international community about what is happening in China, and in informing the Chinese public, which is the victim of the government’s growing censorship of the local media.”According to the directive, “all kinds of media work units may not use any unauthorized news products provided by the foreign media or foreign websites.” They are also forbidden to use information provided by “news informants, freelancers, NGOs or commercial organisations” without “prior verification.” A report on the directive published yesterday by China Press and Publishing Journal, an offshoot of the media regulator, urged the media to “strengthen the management” of their websites, blogs and micro-blogs, both professional and private.The directive was issued the same day that the New York Times was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its October 2012 exclusive on the fortune amassed by former Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s family.The newspaper’s revelations were censored in China and its journalists’ email accounts were the targets of cyber-attacks aimed at identifying their sources. The authorities also blocked searches for “Wen Jiabao” and “New York Times” on the micro-blogging site Sina Weibo.The Bloomberg news agency’s website was blocked on 25 June 2012 after it ran a story about the fortune held by the family of Xi Jinping, who has since become president. The BBC World Service announced on 25 February 2013 that the shortwave broadcasts of its English-language service had been jammed in China. At the same time, several foreign journalists including Melissa Chan and Chris Buckley have had problems obtaining visas.China is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Photo : Wang Zhen / XINHUA April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ban on quoting foreign media reports without permission Organisation Follow the news on China News March 12, 2021 Find out more
December 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bad year ends with two typical cases News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information BrazilAmericas Reports RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America BrazilAmericas Violence and local censorship threatened freedom of information in Brazil in 2012. Reporters Without Borders referred to this in the annual roundup that it published yesterday and will return to the subject in a report in January based on a visit to Brazil last month.Reporters Without Borders would meanwhile like to express its concern about two new cases that are typical of the obstacles that Brazilian journalists encounter in the course of their work.The first concerns Mauri König, a leading specialist in organized crime, who heads the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI) and works for the daily Gazeta do Povo in Curitiba, the capital of the southern state of Paraná.Threats to kill König and his family were made in phone calls to several of his colleagues on 17 December. One of the callers said five members of the military police would come from Rio de Janeiro soon to machine-gun his home.These threats, which were also made against two members of the newspaper’s management, came the day after the publication of one of a series of investigations coordinated by König about police abuses in the region. Last May, König did a series of reports about the behaviour of certain local police officers, which included visiting brothels in police vehicles in working hours.Now in hiding with his family and receiving protection paid for by his newspaper, König plans to leave Paraná state soon. The head of Paraná’s Special Action Group against Organized Crime (GAECO), Leonir Batisti, meanwhile said on 18 December that the phone numbers of those who made the threats have been identified.Reporters Without Borders expresses its full support for König and the ABRAJI and calls for full cooperation from the police departments that were the targets of his investigative reporting.König’s departure from Paraná coincides with the return to São Paulo of Folha de São Paulo reporter André Caramante after an absence of three months prompted by a campaign of hate and intimidation that was also of police origin.Astonishing censorshipReporters Without Borders has often condemned the censorship imposed on journalists and bloggers by local courts that are very dependent on local political authorities.The absurdity and injustice of such actions has again been seen in the civil and criminal proceedings that Edson Ulisses de Melo, a high court judge in the northeastern state of Sergipe, has brought against José Cristian Góes, a journalist who posted a short piece of fiction on his blog, Infonet, last May mocking the nepotism and corruption of local politicians. Although Góes’ post mentioned no names or dates, the judge thinks that it defamed his brother-in-law, Sergipe governor Marcelo Déda, who has not brought any lawsuit. As a result, Góes is facing a possible four-year jail sentence, a heavy damages award and court costs of more than 25,000 reais (9,000 euros).“These proceedings are taking place solely because an overzealous judge wants to please his brother-in-law, the governor, who had him appointed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge Judge Melo to drop the case against Góes, who will receive our support in all the efforts he undertakes to combat this injustice.” News May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News October 14, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News Organisation September 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail terms upheld for Shiite opposition members, trials of photographers begin Follow the news on Bahrain Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa to go further March 17, 2021 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News Reporters Without Borders condemns a special court’s decision on appeal on 27 September to uphold the prison sentences that were passed on 22 June on 14 members of the Shiite opposition including the blogger Abdeljalil Al-Singace, who was sentenced to life imprisonment.There were convicted of creating and running a terrorist group designed to change the constitution and the system of monarchy by force, being in contact with a foreign terrorist group that acts in the interests of a foreign country and carries out hostile actions against Bahrain, and raising funds for this group. The appeal court’s ruling did not concern the seven other activists who were tried in absentia, because they could only appeal after turning themselves in to the authorities.“We condemn this rigged prosecution before a court that ceased to be competent when the state of emergency was lifted on 1 June and we reiterate our call for the release of all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There has been no improvement in media freedom. The government is using the trials of its opponents in order to silence all dissenting voices.”The list of abuses against bloggers and journalists continues to get longer. The authorities again obstructed the free flow of information by refusing to allow an Al-Jazeera crew to come to Bahrain to cover the partial parliamentary elections that were held on 24 September.They also prevented AbdulJalil Khalil, a former parliamentary representative of the opposition party Al-Wefaq, from giving interviews to the BBC, Al-Masar and Al-Hiwar by disconnecting his phone calls on the day of the elections.Four photographers who were previously tried before military courts – Mohamed Al-Aradi, Zuhair Aoun Al-Shama’a, Mojtaba Salmat and Mohammed Al-Sheikh – have meanwhile been summoned before civilian courts. None of them had access to a lawyer during interrogation or during the first trial.Al-Aradi and Al-Shama’a are to be tried on 20 and 22 November respectively for covering a demonstration that was authorized and for “inciting hatred of the government by posting photos on the Internet.” Salmat is to be tried on 14 November for taking photos for foreign TV stations and for participating in unauthorized demonstrations.Al-Sheikh is to be tried on 23 October on charges of photographing banned demonstrations and inciting hatred of the government by disseminating photos, online that caused harm to Bahrain. He is also accused of sending the photos to foreign news agencies.Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of these photographers and the withdrawal of all the charges against them. The press freedom organization wrote to Dr. Salah Ali Mohamed Abdulrahman, the head of the foreign affairs commission, on 20 September calling for the release of all dissidents. No reply has so far been received.On 19 September, Reporters Without Borders also wrote to Cherif Bassiouni, the head of an independent commission of inquiry appointed by King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa, about the abuses against journalists and the many media freedom violations since the start of the anti-government protests last February. June 15, 2020 Find out more
Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way the Moroccan authorities continue to persecute Ali Lmrabet, a satirical newspaper editor who wants to resume publishing newspapers in Morocco now that his ten-year ban on working as journalist has expired. Ali Lmrabet, who has dual French and Moroccan nationality, is being denied the residence certificate he needs to get a new national ID card and to renew his passport, which expires on 24 June. Without these documents, he cannot move ahead with his declared intention to relaunch his newspapers.A Reporters Without Borders “Information Hero” and winner of the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Prize in 2003, Lmrabet used to edit Demain and Demain Magazine, publications that were banned in 2003. Officially, he has been able to resume working as a journalist in Morocco since 11 April. He was banned from working for ten years after being convicted of libel.But the authorities in the northern city of Tétouan have been refusing to give him a residence certificate since 20 April. In a statement issued on 5 May, quoting the interior minister, the Tétouan local administration said it had been established that Lmrabet does not live at the Tétouan address he gave, which is his father’s home.The Tétouan 2nd district police station had nonetheless issued the certificate to Lmrabet on 22 April, only to demand it back the next day.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Lmrabet possesses all the documentation he needs to get a residence certificate. His address is indeed his father’s and it is the one that appears in his passport.“We are perplexed by the series of bureaucratic obstacles that are being imposed on Ali Lmrabet,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “It is not clear why the Moroccan authorities are refusing to issue him this certificate. We urge them to provide him with the requested certificate so that he can renew his documents.” Receive email alerts April 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Journalism blockedThe Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) – which is backing him and whose president testified on his behalf – has asked the Moroccan government to intercede at the national and local level but has not received an answer.Lmrabet is convinced that the authorities are refusing him a residence certificate in order to prevent him from publishing again.“I am going to become Morocco’s first undocumented Moroccan,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “I would like to think that, although this government does not like me, it cannot prevent me from having identity papers.”His lawyer, Lahbib Mohamed Hajji, confirmed that Lmrabet’s papers had the same address as his fathers. Denying him a residence certificate is a violation of his right as a citizen, Hajji said.Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly phoned and emailed the communication ministry in an attempt to get its version, but the ministry has not as yet responded.Morocco is ranked 130th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Organisation Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News June 8, 2021 Find out more May 18, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist says he will be “Morocco’s first undocumented Moroccan” to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance
News Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia August 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Return of impunity feared as radio presenter becomes third journalist to be killed this year Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the murder of Atilano Segundo Pérez, who was gunned down outside his home in the northern city of Cartagena on 22 August, two days after reporting during his weekly programme on Radio Toledar on the activities of far-right paramilitaries who were supposed to have been demobilised.“Pérez is the second journalist to be killed in Colombia this month – after Mílton Fábian Sánchez – and the third since the start of the year,” the press freedom organisation said. “We have seen journalists getting death threats and being forced to flee for some time. Now these murders mean Colombia has recovered its status alongside Mexico as the western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for the press.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We appeal to the authorities to track down both the instigators and perpetrators of these murders. Otherwise the promises President Álvaro Uribe made about press freedom at the time of his reelection will be just a dead letter, and impunity will once again be the rule.”According to Agence France-Presse, Pérez, was gunned down outside his home in the Cartagena district of Los Alpes by two men aboard a motorcycle two days after reporting that supposedly demobilised far-right paramilitaries were still active in the nearby, volatile Montes de Maria region and were financing the campaigns of some of the candidates for mayor in Marialabaja, its main town.The producer and presenter of his own news programme on Radio Todelar for the past for four years, Pérez had often focused on the Montes de Maria region, where right-wing paramilitaries and left-wing guerrillas continue to operate despite the official demobilisation in July 2005 of 595 members of the Northern Bloc of the Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC), the main paramilitary alliance.As well as being a radio journalist, Pérez was politically involved in Marialabaja and had been member of Bolívar department’s parliament. ColombiaAmericas Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the murder of Atilano Segundo Pérez of Radio Toledar on 22 August in the northern city of Cartagena. He is the third journalist to be killed this year in Colombia. The organisation fears the return of impunity. RSF_en News Organisation Follow the news on Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more News October 21, 2020 Find out more
News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN Reporters Without Borders today welcomed Canada’s extradition to Mozambique of one of the convicted killers of Carlos Cardoso (photo), the editor of the daily Metical. Anibal “Anibalzinho” Antonio dos Santos Junior escaped from Maputo high security prison last May and was arrested a few days later by Interpol on his arrival in Toronto, where he requested political asylum. November 27, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Mozambique January 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canada extradites one of newspaper editor’s killers to Mozambique Receive email alerts MozambiqueAfrica MozambiqueAfrica July 3, 2020 Find out more Reports Reporters Without Borders today welcomed Canada’s extradition to Mozambique of one of the convicted killers of Carlos Cardoso, the editor of the daily Metical. Anibal “Anibalzinho” Antonio dos Santos Junior escaped from Maputo high security prison last May and was arrested a few days later by Interpol on his arrival in Toronto, where he requested political asylum.He had previously escaped from the same prison in September 2002 and was recaptured in the South African capital of Pretoria in January 2003, on the very day that he was sentenced in absentia to 28 years in prison for Cardoso’s murder in November 2000.”Anibalzinho’s return to a prison in Mozambique is very good news,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His two escapes were made possible by police complicity and indicated that one or more instigators of Carlos Cardoso’s murder were still at large.”The press freedom organisation added that it hoped the new trial that is now due to be held “will shed more light on this case, which is clearly far from being fully solved.”Some 30 police officers from Maputo police headquarters were deployed to guard Mozambique’s most notorious killer on his arrival on the evening of 22 January. The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) said Anibalzinho was under close watch in a special cell and was being allowed no visits.Anibalzinho’s extradition became possible after he dropped his political asylum request in response to the Mozambique supreme court’s decision that anyone sentenced in absentia to more than two years in prison has the right to a new trial. The Canadian authorities approved the extradition on 14 December. He was finally embarked on a flight to Maputo via London and Johannesburg with a South African police escort on 21 January.The privately-owned weekly Mediafax reported that, on his arrival in Maputo, Anibalzinho refused all food and asked to see police commander in chief Miguel dos Santos as soon as possible. He reportedly threatened to commit suicide if his demands were not met. He is said to have had a long talk with two police officers on the evening of 22 January.Cardoso was gunned down on 22 November 2000 on Avenue Martires de Machava in Maputo. He had just left his office in his car, with his driver, when two men blocked their way and opened fire. Cardoso was hit in the head and died instantly. His driver was seriously injured. Prior to his death, Cardoso had been probing the country’s biggest financial scandal since independence – the embezzlement of 14 million euros from the privatisation of Mozambique’s Banco Commercial. He had named three very influential businessmen in his reports: the Satar brothers and Vicente Ramaya.During the trial of the five leading suspects, which began in November 2002, two of the defendants accused the president’s eldest son, Nyimpine Chissano, of instigating of the murder. Attorney-general Joaquim Madeira announced in late December 2002, shortly before the end of the trial, that an enquiry would be held to determine whether Nyimpine Chissano had any role in Cardoso’s death. Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance News to go further RSF_en April 28, 2020 Find out more
News Reports In a letter addressed to Bernard Bertossa, Attorney General of Geneva, Reporters sans frontières (RSF- Reporters Without Borders) expressed its concern about proceedings led against the daily “Le Courrier” on December 18, 2001 for “public incitement to violence” and about pressures exerted on the journalist Philippe Bach to have him disclose his sources.”That complaint deliberately confuses a letter to the Editor praising violent actions against private property with the newspaper’s quite moderate answer. It is only instructed for it is stemming from the chief inspector and because the journalist knows the mail author’s identity. Exerting such a pressure on the journalist to have him disclose his sources cannot be admitted. The job and duty of a journalist is to inform and not to be compelled to behave like a justice or police auxiliary. The principle of protecting sources is the sole guarantee of an independent inquisitive and investigative journalism”, declared Robert Ménard, General Secretary of Reporters sans Frontières. “We ask you to give up the proceedings against “Le Courrier” and its editing staff”, added M. Ménard. Receive email alerts Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal RSF_en News SwitzerlandEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Switzerland News to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more June 26, 2020 Find out more SwitzerlandEurope – Central Asia December 21, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The police asks a journalist to disclose his sources Protecting media freedom and free speech when regulating digital platforms Organisation According to the information gathered by RSF, Philippe Bach, editor at the local column of the Genevan daily Le Courrier, was summoned on December 18, by an inspector of the Genevan investigation Department further to a complaint against the newspaper for “incitement to violence”, stemming from police inspector Christian Coquoz. The complaint refers to an answer of the Courrier, signed by Philippe Bach, to a letter from readers praising “direct actions” and drafting a list of the buildings assaulted in Geneva during the demonstration against the World Trade Organisation (OMC) on November10. Eventually, the inspector who had acknowledged his doubts about the validity of the accusation has asked Philippe Bach to disclose the identity of the letter signatories. What the journalist refuses to do, calling on the Chart of the journalist’s rights and duties and the provisions pertaining to the protection of sources acknowledged by the republic and canton of Geneva. The editor in chief of the Courrier, Manuel Grandjean, might also be summoned for some complementary investigation. The sentence incurred for the charges called upon includes imprisonment or deferred sentence in addition to fines. April 29, 2020 Find out more
News January 19, 2017 RSF launches constitutional appeal against German anti-whistleblower penal provision News German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe / AFP News June 2, 2021 Find out more German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom An alliance of German civil rights organizations, journalists and bloggers has lodged a constitutional appeal against a new anti-whistleblower provision in the German Penal Code. The recently introduced statuary offence of “data fencing” (section 202d of the Penal Code) penalizes the handling of leaked data without ensuring adequate protection for the media. The law thereby criminalizes an important part of the work of investigative journalists and bloggers, as well as of their sources and of experts assisting in their investigations.The constitutional appeal was lodged jointly by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany, the Society for Civil Rights (Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte, GFF), the netzpolitik.org online journal, as well as by seven journalists and bloggers. These include Peter Hornung of NDR radio, who coordinated the ARD public radio network’s coverage of the “Panama Papers” scandal, and Hajo Seppelt, a freelancer for Germany’s public ARD TV network whose investigations were crucial in uncovering Russia’s systematic doping ahead of the Rio Olympic Games. Further complainants include a judge, a lawyer and an IT expert, all of whom provide advice to investigative journalists on a regular basis.A LEGAL MINEFIELD FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS AND THEIR HELPERS“The data fencing provision opens a legal loophole enabling police searches of editorial offices that have been ruled unconstitutional for good reason with regard to other laws”, said GFF chairman Ulf Buermeyer. “Rather than undermining of press freedom by creating new criminal offences such as data fencing, we should have more freedoms for the media including for bloggers and for decentrally working editorial teams,” said netzpolitik.org’s editor in chief Markus Beckedahl.“If even a well-established democracy such as Germany criminalizes the work of journalists and their helpers simply because it includes handling leaked data, it provides a disastrous precedent internationally,”said Christian Mihr, executive director of RSF Germany.The constitutional appeal was written by Katharina de la Durantaye of Berlin’s Humboldt University, the Cologne-based criminal defense lawyer Nikolaos Gazeas and Sebastian J. Golla of Mainz University.PRESS FREEDOM MUST APPLY EQUALLY FOR BLOGGERS, CITIZEN JOURNALISTS AND ASSISTANTSThe complainants hope that the Federal Constitutional Court will declare the “data fencing” provision void. That way the complainants, and with them all journalists in Germany, would be protected from criminal prosecution, and more pressingly from police and prosecutors’ measures such as office searches and the confiscation of investigation material. The constitutional appeal also aims to avert the “chilling effect” of the law that may potentially scare off whistleblowers and other sources from collaborating with investigative journalists.The complainants further hope to obtain from the Constitutional Court a timely interpretation of press privilege – one that should expressly include new forms of journalism such as blogging, and should include in legal protections those who assist journalists in their professional tasks, such as legal or IT experts. A clear ruling in this regard would send an important message internationally in the face of efforts by dictatorships and authoritarian regimes to exclude bloggers and citizen journalists from press freedom protections: Such governments often insist on a narrow definition of journalism in order to control the flow of news and information more easily.UP TO THREE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR HANDLING ILLEGALLY OBTAINED DATAThe new criminal offence came into force on 18 December 2015, two months after being passed by the Bundestag (German federal parliament) without debate and well-hidden in a legislative package re-introducing bulk data retention powers for telecommunications metadata. The complaint was financed by netzpolitik.org, RSF Germany and the GFF, and was filed with the Federal Constitutional Court on 16 December 2016. The provision on data fencing penalizes the handling of data that was obtained by illegal means. Journalists could thus face up to three years of imprisonment or a fine. Adding to this is a supplement in section 97 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, establishing an exemption from the confiscation ban related to the reporter’s privilege, or the right of refusal to give evidence in court. This new exemption already applies in cases of suspected data fencing, thus opening a legal backdoor to allow searches of editorial offices and the seizing of potential evidence found there.INADEQUATE PROTECTION FOR JOURNALISTS’ SOURCES AND HELPERSBy penalizing the handling of leaked data in principle, the new penal provision curtails the freedom of journalistic investigation in a disproportionate manner. The only exemptions included in the law are actions “exclusively serving lawful professional duties”, defined to cover in particular the actions of “occupational” (i.e. professional) journalists. These exemptions are in effect incomplete even for traditional journalists, as they do not include activities related to, for instance, side jobs or investigations initially started out of private interest. Even more inadequate are the protections for external experts such as lawyers or IT-specialists who often provide crucial assistance to journalists by helping them examine and evaluate leaked data. The main threat emanating from the data fencing ban, however, are not so much actual criminal convictions of journalists, but rather criminal investigations and police searches of editorial offices. Such actions by the authorities, for which the legal threshold is relatively low, would undermine the trust between journalists and their sources, thereby effectively weakening journalists’ possibilities for investigative research.Had the statutory offence of data fencing already been in place during recent major journalistic investigations such as those into the Panama Papers or into Russia’s systematic state-sponsored doping, some of the complainants’ actions probably would have been classified as criminal offences. Hence they are claiming, in the constitutional appeal, violations of a number of their constitutional rights, including freedom of the press and of broadcasting, freedom of occupation, the constitutional principle of equality before the law and the principle of certainty in penal law. Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts News March 30, 2021 Find out more GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources Whistleblowers GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources Whistleblowers Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on Germany RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more
TurkeyEurope – Central Asia October 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nine months in prison for journalist who “insulted” town’s deputy prefect Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Receive email alerts Organisation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey News A court on the southern city of Datça sentenced Sinan Kara of the fortnightly Datça Haber on 19 October to nine months in prison for “insulting” the town’s deputy prefect “by means of the press.” Reporters Without Borders says the sentence seems “totally disproportionate.” News to go further News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Sentences passed on two journalists for allegedly insulting the deputy prefect of the south coast town of Datça – nine months in prison and a fine of 350 euros for one, and a fine of 500 euros with no prison term for the other – seem “totally disproportionate,” Reporters Without Borders said today, calling for the sentences to be quashed on appeal.They were passed on 19 October by the Datça magistrate’s court on Sinan Kara of the fortnightly Datça Haber (who got the nine-month prison term) and Gülden Aydin of the daily Hürriyet. “The fears we voiced when the new criminal code was adopted on 1 June have unfortunately turned out to be justified,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Turkey, which says it would like to join the European Union soon, must urgently abolish prison sentence for press offences.”Kara and Aydin were convicted under article 125 of the new code (article 482/4 of the old one) of using the press to insult deputy prefect Savas Tuncer, who had brought complaints against them.Tuncer claimed that Kara insulted him in a book published in March 2003 entitled “Sinan’s black book.” A former correspondent for the news agency Dogan, Kara has often written critically about local politicians. The book questioned several of Tuncer’s administrative decisions and indirectly accused him of exercising undue influence over the city’s prosecutor and judges.Aydin was alleged to have insulted Tuncer in a 4 May 2002 article entitled “His life turns black after writing a book.” He wrote: “The state’s local representatives rub shoulders in the small town of Datça. For the court to impose a punishment, the deputy prefect just has to write a letter to the prosecutor, or the judge, or to his friends.”This is Kara’s third conviction for “insulting by means of the press.” He was detained from 26 December 2002 to 7 February 2003 in Ula prison near the southwestern city of Mugla for failing to provide the deputy prefect with two copies of his newspaper as required by the law.He went back to jail on 27 October 2003, this time spending five months in Urla prison in the western city of Izmir after being convicted of threatening the bodyguards of Mert Ciller, the son of former prime minister Tansu Ciller, while he was holidaying in Datça in 2000. Kara had tried to photograph him. April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more
Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns an armed attack on Kuwait City-based Scope TV, which was overrun by about 150 people brandishing knives and pistols on 17 October. Some 10 people were injured in the course of the violence, the privately-owned satellite TV station’s executive director told the news agency Reuters. (More information in Arabic: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/10/17/122572.html).Employees said the assailants were looking for owner Fajr Al-Saeed and her brother, executive director Mohammed Talal Al-Saeed, who have been receiving death threats ever since the host of the talk show “Zain wa Shain” (“Good and Bad”) alluded to a member of the ruling family on the air on 16 October.The talk show host implied that this ruling family member, who is also a senior information ministry official, was responsible for the complaint that the ministry has brought against the station’s owner, accusing her of “inciting the overthrow of the government” and “pressuring for a change of regime through use of force.”The charges were prompted by an episode in the comedy series “Sawtak Wasal” (“Your Voice Has Been Heard”) broadcast during the month of Ramadan, in which puppets, dressed and talking like Bedouin, parodied members of parliament.When owner Fajr Al-Saeed, who also produces the series, appeared before the public prosecutor on 14 October, he told her the case was being transferred to a criminal court. No date has so far been set for the trial, in which she is facing a possible death sentence or life imprisonment, according to her lawyer.Deploring both the armed attack on the station and the information ministry’s complaint against its owner, Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to issue an appeal for calm. They have a responsibility to ensure the safety of all of Kuwait’s citizens. The charges against Fajr Al-Saeed must also be dropped.“Sawtak Wasal” was initially banned after just three episodes on 25 August 2009 at the behest of the information minister, Sheikh Ahmad Abdallah al-Sabah (for more information: http://en.rsf.org/kuwait-ban-on-satirical-tv-programme-01-09-2009,34367.html).An outspoken journalist and writer who has never shied away from controversy, Fajr Al-Saeed founded the Scope Centre for Artistic Production in 1993. She has specialised in producing theatre plays and TV series, launching Scope TV in 2007.Meanwhile, the hearing scheduled for yesterday in the lawsuit brought against writer and journalist Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem by the emir’s son has been postponed until 1 November. The verdict in the lawsuit brought against him by the prime minister, Sheikh Nasser Mohamed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, is due to be issued today. KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa News Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term February 23, 2015 Find out more Follow the news on Kuwait Help by sharing this information to go further New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists News News January 21, 2016 Find out more News RSF_en Receive email alerts October 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV station owner facing possible life sentence or death penalty also exposed to mob violence Popular blogger charged with blasphemy September 5, 2014 Find out more
Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tibetan filmmaker freed, assistant describes detention and escape April 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Follow the news on China China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Dhondup Wangchen, the Tibetan filmmaker who was arrested in 2008 for making the documentary Leaving Fear Behind, was released yesterday on completing a six-year jail sentence.His release came three weeks after Jigme Gyatso, the Tibetan monk who helped him make the documentary, arrived in Dharamsala, in northern India, after escaping from detention in Tibet. “We are extremely relieved by Wangchen’s release and hope he will now get the necessary medical treatment that was cruelly lacking in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said.“His state of health and his first statements after his release constitute new evidence of the mistreatment of prisoners of opinion. Gyatso also said he was tortured. We hope the authorities will not now place Wangchen under surveillance.”Wangchen was convicted of subversion over “Leaving Fear Behind,” a 25-minute documentary in which 108 Tibetan interviewees describe what it is like to live under Chinese occupation. Screened clandestinely in Beijing while the 2008 Olympic Games were getting under way, it received the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Prize in 2012.Held in Xining prison (in Qinghai province), Wangchen received no medical treatment for his hepatitis B while detained. After his release, he told relatives: “I feel that everything inside me is in a sea of tears. I hope to recover my health soon (…) and I want to be reunited with my family.”He also voiced gratitude for all the support he received while in prison. His wife, Lhama Tso, now a political refugee in the United States, said: “Six years of injustice and painful counting the days ended today.”Escape after tortureGyatso, the monk who help Wangchen make the documentary, arrived in Dharamsala on 19 May after escaping from a detention centre in Gansu province and spending 20 months crossing Tibetan mountains and forests to reach northern India, where he is now safe.He described his detention and escape at a press conference at Dharamsala’s Tibet Hotel on 28 May. He said that he was tortured, beaten and left hanging from a ceiling for 10 hours, that several of his ribs were broken and that he sustained serious injuries to his knees and back.Originally detained for seven months in 2008, he was arrested again and tortured in 2009, and was detained yet again in 2012, following which his relatives ceased to receive any news of him.After his arrest in 2012, he decided to escape on being told that the prison authorities planned to kill him with fake medicine during a hospital visit. He succeeded in freeing himself from his chains and managed to walk out through the prison’s main gate while it was open and the guards were not looking. In reaction to his escape, the Chinese authorities accused him of murder and put a price of 200,000 yuan (23,500 euros) on his head.Gyatso was one of the 100 “information heroes” that Reporters Without Borders profiled this year for World Press Freedom Day on 3 May.These accounts of torture give the lie to the Chinese government’s claims that it has banned all use of torture in its detentions centres and works camps. Reports by Amnesty International and Christian Action for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT) confirm that the ban on torture is being ignored. An Amnesty International report issued last month said China and North Korea were among the Asia-Pacific region’s “worse culprits.” China signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in October 1998 but has yet to ratify it.China is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts News to go further
to go further Somalia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the National Union of Somali journalists (NUSOJ) call on the Somali authorities, including federal member states and Somaliland, to refrain from claiming a monopoly of information about the coronavirus crisis and ensure that reporters can fulfil their vital role of informing the public in a free and independent manner. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region RSF_en RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Access to state-held information about the coronavirus crisis is becoming more and more difficult and closely controlled in Somalia. In Mogadishu, the federal government’s ministry of health and human resources set the tone on 3 March when it summoned journalists to explain what to do and not to do during Covid-19 crisis. The minister told them that Covid-19 related information could only be obtained from the deputy minister and the coronavirus task force spokesperson. But reporters have found it difficult in getting the information they need from these sources. At the same time, NUSOJ and RSF have established that other relevant sources have been told not to talk to journalists. This means that journalists have either been unable to report vital information to the public or have been forced to use pre-recorded video clips and statements prepared by the health ministry. Similar steps have been taken in Hargeisa, the capital of northwestern Somalia’s self-proclaimed independent state of Somaliland, where Vice-President Abdirahman Abdillahi Sayli’i told journalists on 30 March not to cover the coronavirus crisis “negatively” and to relay “government’s messaging only.” In Garowe, the capital of the semi-autonomous northeastern region of Puntland, the information minister has told journalist to obtain Covid-19-related information only from Puntland’s newly appointed coronavirus task force. News March 2, 2021 Find out more April 7, 2020 – Updated on April 8, 2020 Somali officials cannot claim Covid-19 information monopoly, RSF and NUSOJ say Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk, added: “Even if the authorities remain essential sources of information on which journalists are invited to rely on to cover the epidemic, they cannot claim a monopoly of information on any subject, including this one. Journalists should have unrestricted access to official information while being free to consult other sources they consider credible. If censorship can kill, the independent production of information by professionals constitutes, on the contrary, a major asset in combatting this scourge effectively.” News Help by sharing this information Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia January 8, 2021 Find out more AfricaSomalia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression February 24, 2021 Find out more News Organisation An ambulance driver wearing protective gears walks near the isolation unit for the patients of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Martini hospital in Mogadishu on March 29, 2020. Abdirazak Hussein FARAH / AFP “Journalists are frontline workers who are putting their lives at risk in order to carry out an essential public service by informing citizens about the Covid-19 pandemic and its dangers to the public,” NUSOJ secretary general Omar Faruk Osman said. “At times of national crisis, trust and credibility are the government’s most precious assets. As the Somali people are asked to make increasing sacrifices in their daily lives for the greater good of public health, the legitimacy of public decision-making requires a renewed commitment to a free flow of information and transparency in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.” Follow the news on Somalia RSF and NUSOJ call on Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire to ensure that the Somali authorities facilitate unfettered access to information about the Covid-19 pandemic, especially as the announced restrictions have been accompanied by aggressive measures in the field. When SomaliCable TV reporter Abdullahi Farah Nur interviewed members of the public about the coronavirus crisis in Mogadishu on 19 March, he was stopped by the security forces, who manhandled him, accused him of “spreading fear in the community” and told him leave. News AfricaSomalia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression
News Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en October 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Exasperation at raids on two provincial newspapers FranceEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on France “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information News News Reporters Without Borders is “exasperated” by the raids carried out by police and judicial officials on two daily newspapers in the western city of Poitiers on 30 September for allegedly violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation into a murder case.“The government has itself recognised the threats to the confidentiality of journalists’ sources in France,” the press freedom organisation said. “A bill is currently before the senate and no one has forgotten the raids on Auto Plus and Canard Enchaîné. The decision to search two regional newspapers is completely incomprehensible and contrary to the changes under way in parliament.”The two newspapers searched on 30 September were Centre-Presse and La Nouvelle République du Centre Ouest. The investigators took away a computer from La Nouvelle République du Centre Ouest.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its commitment to the adoption of a law explicitly protecting journalists’ sources. A bill was submitted to the senate on 20 May and was examined by the laws commission in June. It is due to be debated in a public senate session later this autumn. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more
Organisation Receive email alerts News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release on 8 September of Ezatullah Zawab, a correspondent of the Pajhwok Afghan News agency and editor of the local fortnightly Meena, who was kidnapped on 2 September in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern border province of Nangarhar.Zawab was found unconscious at about 1 a.m. near Samarkhel, in the interior of Nangarhar province. “I was kidnapped by six men in Jalalabad and taken away gagged and blindfolded in a pickup,” the veteran journalist said. They kept asking him why he insulted the mujahideen and Muslim clerics in his articles, and questioned him about his political sympathies.Ayub Shinwari, the head of the criminal investigation police in Nangarhar, said a police patrol found Zawab. He had been held for six days in a cellar and received little food. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more September 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed after being held captive for six days News News to go further RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific ______________________________________________________________5.09.2005One journalist arrested in JalalabadReporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of Ezatullah Zawab, editor of the bi-monthly Meena, who has been held in custody in Jalalabad, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, since 2 September 2005.”It is appalling that in the run-up to legislative elections crucial for Afghanistan that journalists should be harassed by local authorities who act like despots,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.”We urge the government in Kabul to intervene to secure the release of Ezatullah Zawab as soon as possible and to guarantee the safety of all journalists in Nangarhar Province.”Police in Jalalabad on 2 September arrested Zawab, who as well as editing Meena is provincial correspondent for the news agency Pajhwok Afghan News. Two days earlier he had tipped off the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) that the governor was out to punish him over satirical articles he had published that displeased the head of the provincial culture, information and tourism ministry as well as irking religious leaders.Some 30 journalists in Jalalabad demonstrated outside the provincial administration offices to protest at Zawab’s illegal detention. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more
The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated welcomed five new members at a Celebratory Luncheon on May 5, 2013 at The Altadena Country Club. We are excited to usher in these talented and energetic ladies into the chapter: Charmayne Mills Ealy, Gail V. Taylor, Jeane Ward, Deborah Williams and Victoria Williams. Members of the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter, visiting Links from the Inglewood – Pacific Chapter and other surrounding chapters, family, and friends, attended the celebration.At the event, the newly inducted members presented their service project in which they collaborated with the Links-Up mentees at John Muir High School. The â€œLinks-Up for Success: Connecting Through Mentoringâ€ program provides one-on-one mentoring and workshops for high school young ladies and their parents with an emphasis on scholarship.The new members and Links-Up mentees teamed up to provide delicious to go sack lunches and inspirational notes for area homeless women who receive services in The Women’s Room at Friends in Deed (TWR). The Women’s Room at Friends in Deed, which opened in September 2007 is a daytime refuge for women who are alone and homeless or at risk.It was noted that the population of Pasadena area homeless has increased significantly, especially for isolated women and children. Clients of The Women’s Room also received lovely hygiene kits with dental products donated by Link Dr. Karen E. Guinn of The Smile Agency.The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter is very pleased to welcome the new Links into our chain of friendship and service!To volunteer or donate to The Women’s Room at Friends in Deed, please contact Tara Hull at (626) 797-2402 or by email at [email protected] To learn more about The Pasadena-Altadena Links visit www.pasadenaaltadenalinksinc.org or contact chapter President Marlene Cooper at [email protected] Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Chartered in 1963, The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Inc. has served the community for 50 years. Save The Date as The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter celebrates their 50th year of service with a Golden Anniversary Gala on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Langham Huntington Pasadena Hotel. Community News Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Neighborhood News The Links, Inc. Pasadena-Altadena Chapter Welcomes 5 New Members From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 2:00 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Holden Introduces Bill to Stop Kitchen Grease Wars â€“ AB 1566 Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 11:39 am Who knew? Used kitchen grease has become a hot commodity, so hot that fryer oil rustling has become big business, complete with clandestine operators who strike in the night.Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has introduced AB 1566 to combat the growing incidences of kitchen grease theft by giving law enforcement the tools they need to stop these modern-day oil rustlers.â€œMany people may be surprised to learn that kitchen grease is an important source of biodiesel to fuel cars and trucks, and that its value has skyrocketed in recent years,â€ explained Assemblymember Holden. â€œIt used to be restaurants had to pay someone to take it away. Now itâ€™s like the Wild West out there, everybodyâ€™s fighting over it and we need to get a better handle on regulations.â€Existing law already requires licensed renderers to record and keep paperwork for two years. But, enforcement has been spotty and there are many illegal transporters cruising alleyways at night. AB 1566 would increase the penalties for noncompliance and help sort out the legitimate companies from the thieves.According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, a typical fast-food restaurant produces 150-250 pounds of grease a week and a fully loaded pumper truck could bring in as much as $900 at a recycling center.â€œThere are significant environmental benefits to turning kitchen grease into practical commodities that can be used in animal feed, cosmetics, soaps and by the biofuel industry,â€ concluded Assemblymember Holden. â€œItâ€™s not going to solve the energy crisis, but it will put a dent in our dependence on foreign oil.â€ Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News Community News Bolton & Company, one of the nationâ€™s largest employee-owned insurance brokers, announced that William Lewis, CPCU, CIC, Executive Vice President of Bolton & Company was recently elected as chairman of TechAssure Association Inc., a consortium of independent insurance agents and brokers who focus on technology-related risks and have demonstrated advanced expertise in managing the technology, life sciences, clean tech industries, as well as the firms that fund them.In his role as chairman, Bill will work directly with all TechAssure committee chairs and strategic alliances to ensure that the associationâ€™s goals and objectives are reached.As the leader of Boltonâ€™s Technology Practice, Bill has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has been with Bolton since 1989. He has earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and Certified Insurance Counselor designations. â€œBill has spent the better part of his career working with and insuring companies in the technology and life sciences industries,â€ said Steve Brockmeyer, President and CEO of Bolton & Company. â€œI canâ€™t think of a more qualified individual for this position and I am happy to be able to support Bill and his ongoing commitment to the industry.â€â€œI am honored to have been involved with this great association as the Southern California broker representative since its inception in 2000,â€ said Bill Lewis. â€œThe association has grown into a global network of 22 brokers â€“ all experts in innovation risk management. Insurance for technology-related companies is complicated and should be managed only by specialists.â€About Bolton & CompanyEstablished in 1931, Bolton & Company is one of the nationâ€™s largest employee-owned insurance broker agencies providing clients worldwide with insurance and risk management services, employee benefits and financial products. As a partner of Assurex Global, Bolton employs over 125 insurance professionals and places over $250 million in annual premiums on behalf of their clients. Learn more by visiting www.boltonco.com.About TechAssureEstablished in 2000, TechAssure is an international not-for-profit association dedicated to advancing corporate insurance and risk management practices for companies with technology-related risks. The association is comprised of independent regional insurance brokers located across the United States, Canada and in Europe. For additional information on TechAssure, please visit www.techassure.org. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS center column 3 Bolton & Companyâ€™s Bill Lewis Elected as TechAssure Chairman From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 11:31 am HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.
7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Business News Photo courtesy Phoenix Cars LLCPhoenix Cars LLC., a developer of electric vehicle technologies for the fleet market, today announced the delivery of the first of four (4) Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle (ZEUS) to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) campus in Pasadena. The 14 passenger, fully electric bus will be used to transport NASA/JPL employees around the Pasadena campus facilities. Phoenix estimates the bus will help reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions, saving more than 60 tons of CO2 annually versus a conventional diesel powered shuttle.â€œWe are excited to be part of NASA/JPLâ€™s actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,â€ said Steven Davis, president, Phoenix Cars LLC. â€œIn addition to minimizing CO2, the ZEUS will provide the campus with sizable savings in fueling and maintenance costs. It is an all-around good solution for fleets.â€The electric shuttle is powered by the Phoenix proprietary EV platform, which can deliver 100 mile range and can complete a full charge in as little as 3 hours. The Phoenix ZEUS is California Air Resource Board (CARB) approved and eligible for California HVIP cash incentives. The Phoenix ZEUS features an industry-leading 8 year/300,000 mile battery warranty and the security of 24/7 technical support.â€œWe stand behind the promise of our vehicles,â€ said Davis. â€œOur goal is to build relationships with our customers that last.â€About Phoenix Cars LLCBased in Ontario, California, Phoenix Cars LLC, dba Phoenix Motorcars is a leading developer of all-electric vehicles and systems for the fleet market. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Yousuf LLC, which is based in Dubai, UAE. For more information on Phoenix Motorcars and its technical offerings, please visit http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Phoenix Motorcars to Supply Its ZEUS Electric Shuttle Bus to NASA’s JPL in Pasadena 14 passenger, all-electric shuttle bus will be used to provide clean transport and will save more than 60 tons of CO2 each year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 11:15 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Make a comment Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and Ojakian Tennis Inc., will celebrate the launch of their new partnership with a ribbon cutting ceremony staged by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce followed by a star-studded Grand Opening event on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.“We are thrilled to bring Ojakian Tennis, Inc. on board to join our Langham Huntington Pasadena family,” said Hotel Manager Christoph Moje. “Their full tennis program available for both adults and juniors will enhance our current wellness offerings. We’ve are looking forward to the official launch date and are delighted that our hotel guests, spa members and locals will have access to tennis lessons and clinics.”“Our company is dedicated to promoting the sport of tennis, through the operation and management of tennis and fitness programs at five star destination resorts, hotels, tennis clubs and private properties. It is wonderful to align with The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, their gorgeous facilities and exclusive wellness offerings by their signature Chuan Spa,” said Ojakian Tennis, Inc.’s CEO, Chris Ojakian. “We’re so grateful to have such an exceptional team support our directives in providing a world class tennis and fitness program to their guests, Spa Members, and the community. Our grand opening will launch our exciting full adult and junior program this summer, fortified with our great partners and exclusive sponsorship with Wilson Racquet Sports.”The ribbon cutting will take place at 10:00am at the hotel’s tennis courts, followed by a reception featuring complimentary Cardio Tennis classes, children’s tennis programming and demos by Wilson of the latest, innovative tennis racket products. Attendees will also enjoy treats from sponsors Perfect Bar and Smarty Pants Vitamins, as well as exciting giveaways. Celebrity attendee will include Donna Mills, whom will be available for photo opportunities.Attendees must RSVP by emailing [email protected] or by calling (310) 770-1918.For additional information or to book an appointment, dial (626) 585-6414. Fans can follow The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Facebook , Instragram and Twitter. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.For more than 20 years, Ojakian Tennis Inc. has been one of the most well respected tennis companies in the United States. Founded by 2011 USPTA California Pro of the Year and celebrity tennis pro Chris Ojakian, the company has a long established reputation for providing customized tennis programs at five star resorts, hotels, private tennis clubs and facilities. Offering private and group lessons and clinics, adult and junior league play, Cardio Tennis clinics, specialized tennis camps, destination luxury resort tennis retreats, psychology and nutrition seminars, and all formats of social and competitive match play. Ojakian Tennis, Inc. has managed and operated some of the country’s finest tennis clubs and facilities, including Club Med, International Tennis Centre in Las Vegas, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, Calif., The Breakers, Palm Beach Resort in Florida, as well as Farm Neck Golf Club and East Chop Tennis Club on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. For more information visit http://OjakianTennis.com, like on http://Facebook.com/OjakianTennis.com, follow on [email protected], re-pin from http://Pinterest.com/OjakianTennis.com, and join its team on Lockerdome at http://Lockerdome.com/OjakianTennis.About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los AngelesCapturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel for 100 years, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-wining Chuan Spa featuring treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and cutting-edge skin care technology. For more information, visit http://langhamhotels.com/pasadena. Business News The Langham Huntington Announces New Partnership with Ojakian Tennis Ojakian Tennis Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening Eventon Wednesday, June 17, 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 12:46 pm Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Elizabeth Dubeck (l) and Kevin Kohorst (r). Photo courtesy Kidspace Children’s MuseumThis July, Kidspace Children’s Museum officially welcomed Elizabeth Dubeck and Kevin Kohorst as the newest members of its Board of Directors. Ms. Dubeck is a Los Angeles Based Counsel with O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Mr. Kohorst is an Asset Manager with Everest Properties in Pasadena. With the addition of Ms. Dubeck and Mr. Kohorst the Board increases to 21 members. This year also saw the addition of Andre Cronthal, Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, to the Kidspace Board.Elizabeth Dubeck is a counsel in O’Melveny & Myers’ Los Angeles office and a member of the Project Development and Real Estate Practice. Her practice focuses on public-private partnerships, project finance, and real estate. Ms. Dubeck has represented both public and private project sponsors, developers and investors in public-private partnership transactions involving transportation infrastructure assets, including seaports, airports and rail facilities. She has also represented project sponsors in the financing of infrastructure and related projects. Ms. Dubeck has represented developers, investors, and lenders in the acquisition, development, sale, and financing of real estate assets.“It is a privilege to be able to help chart the course of an organization that is dedicated to the betterment of all children,” said Ms. Dubeck, “I am looking forward to seeing how Kidspace continues to inspire children and caregivers alike with its innovative exhibits and unique experiences.”Kevin Kohorst joined Everest Properties in 2012. Prior to joining Everest, he worked for Inter-Con Security as an Operations Manager for their California location. He has also worked as an Account Manager for Equator Financial Solutions, which provided software for financial institutions to manage their REO portfolios, and as a Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.“As a parent, I am excited to be working with an organization that is such a well respected leader in the field of informal education,” said Mr. Kohorst, “it is truly an honor to be a part of an organization that has made such an amazing impact on so many people over the last three and half decades.”Kidspace Children’s Museum welcomes Ms. Dubeck and Mr. Kohorst prior to the beginning of construction on its newest experience, Arroyo Adventure, set to open to the public Spring 2016. This latest enhancement to the existing Kidspace Gardens is the fourth exhibit experience to be funded by The Campaign for the Future of Kidspace, a $13 million capital campaign announced in May of 2012, to build new exhibits, upgrade existing learning environments, improve guest amenities, and develop new curriculum and programs. People Kidspace Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors Los Angeles Based Counsel, Elizabeth Dubeck, and Pasadena Based Asset Manager, Kevin Kohorst Formally Approved as Members of the Kidspace Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 31, 2015 | 11:55 am More Cool Stuff Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
More Cool Stuff NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some targets for the laser and telescopic camera of its ChemCam instrument. For example, on-board software analyzed the Navcam image at left, chose the target indicated with a yellow dot, and pointed ChemCam for laser shots and the image at right. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/LPGNantes/CNRS/IASJPL’s Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer — the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission.Using software developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Curiosity is now frequently choosing multiple targets per week for a laser and a telescopic camera that are parts of the rover’s Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. Most ChemCam targets are still selected by scientists discussing rocks or soil seen in images the rover has sent to Earth, but the autonomous targeting adds a new capability.During Curiosity’s nearly four years on Mars, ChemCam has inspected multiple points on more than 1,400 targets by detecting the color spectrum of plasmas generated when laser pulses zap a target — more than 350,000 total laser shots at about 10,000 points in all. ChemCam’s spectrometers record the wavelengths seen through a telescope while the laser is firing. This information enables scientists to identify the chemical compositions of the targets. Through the same telescope, the instrument takes images that are of the highest resolution available from the rover’s mast.AEGIS software, for Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science, had previously been used on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, though less frequently and for a different type of instrument. That rover uses the software to analyze images from a wide-angle camera as the basis for autonomously selecting rocks to photograph with a narrower-angle camera. Development work on AEGIS won a NASA Software of the Year Award in 2011.“This autonomy is particularly useful at times when getting the science team in the loop is difficult or impossible — in the middle of a long drive, perhaps, or when the schedules of Earth, Mars and spacecraft activities lead to delays in sharing information between the planets,” said robotics engineer Tara Estlin, the leader of AEGIS development at JPL.The most frequent application of AEGIS uses onboard computer analysis of images from Curiosity’s stereo Navigation Camera (Navcam), which are taken routinely at each location where the rover ends a drive. AEGIS selects a target and directs ChemCam pointing, typically before the Navcam images are transmitted to Earth. This gives the team an extra jump in assessing the rover’s latest surroundings and planning operations for upcoming days.To select a target autonomously, the software’s analysis of images uses adjustable criteria specified by scientists, such as identifying rocks based on their size or brightness. The criteria can be changed depending on the rover’s surroundings and the scientific goals of the measurements.Another AEGIS mode starts with images from ChemCam’s own Remote Micro-Imager, rather than the Navcam, and uses image analysis to hone pointing of the laser at fine-scale targets chosen in advance by scientists. For example, scientists might select a threadlike vein or a small concretion in a rock, based on images received on Earth. AEGIS then controls the laser sharpshooting.“Due to their small size and other pointing challenges, hitting these targets accurately with the laser has often required the rover to stay in place while ground operators fine tune pointing parameters,” Estlin said. “AEGIS enables these targets to be hit on the first try by automatically identifying them and calculating a pointing that will center a ChemCam measurement on the target.”From the top of Curiosity’s mast, the instrument can analyze the composition of a rock or soil target from up to about 23 feet (7 meters) away.“AEGIS brings an extra opportunity to use ChemCam, to do more, when the interaction with scientists is limited,” said ChemCam Science Operation Lead Olivier Gasnault, at the Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), of France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Toulouse, France. “It does not replace an existing mode, but complements it.”The U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico leads the U.S. and French team that jointly developed and operates ChemCam. IRAP is a co-developer and shares operation of the instrument with France’s national space agency (CNES), NASA and Los Alamos.The Curiosity mission is using ChemCam and other instruments on the rover as the vehicle investigates geological layers on lower Mount Sharp. The rover’s extended mission is analyzing evidence about how the environment in this part of Mars changed billions of years ago from conditions well suited to microbial life — if life ever existed on Mars — to dry, inhospitable conditions. For more information about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Funding from the city’s three-quarter cent sales tax has been earmarked for several high priority projects according to City Manager Steve Mermell.The Capital Improvement Budget included $9.4 million in General Funds for various projects, including fire station renovations and improvements, replacement of 911 emergency radio communication equipment for the Police and Fire Departments, roof and HVAC system replacements at La Pintoresca Library and Jackie Robinson Center, accelerated sidewalk repair and replacement; conversion of high-voltage street lights to a more reliable low-voltage system and the design of an upgraded sprinkler and fire alarm system at Central Library.The Council has also appropriated funds towards to fully fund the replacement of the Police Department computer aided dispatch system (CADRMS).The city has also hired a full-time site coordinator at Washington Park and a case manager to continue the city’s homeless outreach efforts.“The investments made possible by voter approval of Measure I greatly benefit our community and improve public safety. Mermell told Pasadena Now. “First and foremost, Measure I prevented the city from having to make even more painful budget reductions following three straight years of cuts. Measure I has also provided for investment in much-needed capital projects. To name just a few, by providing our Police and Fire Departments with new 911 communication equipment we can maintain response times and ensure that our first responders remain in constant communication with one another when responding to emergencies and calls for service; by repairing broken sidewalks we ensure that they are safe for all residents to traverse, particularly the elderly and those with limited mobility, and providing effective street lighting promotes neighborhood safety and quality of life.”Following three years of budget cuts, voters passed Measure I, a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase which was passed by voters in the last election. The tax raises about $21 million a year.A companion measure allows the city to use proceeds of the tax hike, up to $7 million, to help fund local schools. So far, the money is being used to replenish the district’s state-mandated reserve fund.Earlier this month, the City Council voted to direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance amending the city’s municipal code to change the name of the Human Services and Recreation Department to the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. The proposed changes are also expected to relieve the burden on the Public Works Department by allowing the department to focus more closely on a growing number of capital projects, that came about due to Measure I. 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Government Measure I Funds Used for Police, Library, Jackie Robinson Center Projects $9.4 million used for high priority projects according to City Manager Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 8:45 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Events Previews Mt. Lowe Chamber Music Players Present Chamber Music Concert at Altadena Library STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 2:17 pm 132 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Mt. Lowe Chamber Players presents Chamber Music Concert – To buzz or not to buzz, that is the question – Music for Brass Quintet on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 3:00 p.m. at Altadena Library Main Branch.This is the second concert in a series presented by the newly formed Mt. Lowe Chamber Players. The first concert, a program for strings, was a huge success. Over a hundred and fifty people were in attendance. The brass players are hoping to expand those numbers by presenting a program that includes music by Bach, Sousa, and the most prolific composer of all time, Anonymous.Featured performers include Malcolm McNab, Chris Price and Bill Bing (trumpets), Karen Klages (horn), Daniel Lawlor (trombone), P. Blake Cooper (tuba), and John Steinmetz (narrator). To begin the program, student musicians from Eliot Middle School will honor the event with a presentation from one of their many talented music ensembles.Program: To buzz or not to buzz, that is the question: Music for Brass QuintetSponsored by: Friends of the Altadena Library and Fulcrum Arts.Altadena Library Main Branch is located at 600 East Mariposa St. in Altadena.For further information visit us on Facebook and www.mtlowechamberplayers.comThe Mt. Lowe Chamber Players will continue this series of free chamber music concerts at the Altadena Library on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. including a food and beverage reception. Mt Lowe Chamber Players is a project of the Fulcrum Arts “Emerge Fiscal Sponsorship Program.” Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website A Noise Within (ANW), California’s acclaimed classic repertory theatre, will present its first 48-hour virtual gala fundraiser — “Through the Looking Glass” — from Wednesday, April 22 to Friday, April 24 in support of ANW’s vital Education Program.Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott invite the community to join them from the comfort of their living rooms to experience the upside-down magical dreamland of Alice in Wonderland.In addition to watching live performances of Lewis Carroll’s most famous scenes, attendees are encouraged to follow Alice-themed dinner recipes and photograph themselves in traditional gala attire to share on A Noise Within’s virtual lobby for a chance to win the “Best-Dressed” award.Long-time ANW supporter and Glendale resident Terri Murray will be honored with the Chuck and Bette Redmond Legacy Award. Audubon Middle School and Arts Active, Inc. will receive the Outstanding Education Partner Award for the school’s contribution to affirm the importance of arts education.Proceeds from the virtual gala will benefit A Noise Within’s ongoing operations and education program, which provides performance tickets, transportation, post-performance discussions with the artists, and free online study guides to over 18,000 students each year in Southern California.Most of A Noise Within’s student participants have never seen a live theatre production before, and A Noise Within is their first experience with live theatre. Learn more about the virtual gala at www.anoisewithin.org/virtualgala.ANW’s Education program is also offering free virtual classes through Facebook Live. Discover the Beauty and Meaning of Shakespeare Through Scansion with ANW Resident Artist Jeremy Rabb on April 16 at 5pm, and Movement & Character with Jessica Winward on April 28 at 5pm.All classes can be attended live on A Noise Within’s Facebook Facebook page and will remain on the page for viewing after the live broadcast.ANW is also offering paid virtual classes beginning May 4. More information on the paid classes can be found at anoisewithin.org/education/online-classes. Make a comment Community News A Noise Within Raising Funds for Education and Operations Support During COVID-19 Crisis Live stream event ends on April 24 STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 1:26 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
On Thursday the City’s Council’s EDTECH Committee will meet for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic forced city officials to shut down committees and commissions of the City Council.And, Pasadena Now has learned that the Public Safety Committee could meet next week.The EDTECH agenda will be posted sometime today.In the EDTECH meeting, the committee will discuss reopening the city.Chair Victor Gordo told Pasadena Now that there is a very delicate balance between the health and safety of residents and the very real economic tidal wave that has landed throughout the country.“Anything we do has to protect residents and their health,” Gordo told Pasadena Now on Wednesday. “Tomorrow, the EDTECH Committee will begin that discussion and that debate together with our health department, planning department, police department, city attorney, transportation and all other relevant city departments.The virus could also come up at the Public Safety Committee“The issue of Coronavirus is all about public safety and figuring out a way to keep our residents and deliver critical services to keep the city running and figuring out a way for us to pay all of our bills.The City Council on Monday voted to reopen committees and commissions.Gordo and several other councilmen have been pushing for meetings as the city moves to a recovery stage while still responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.The Planning Commission and the Hearing Officer have held meetings over the past week.“It’s important that we get it right and protect the safety and welfare of our residents. But also take reasonable steps to reopen the local economy where it is safe to do so.” Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government City’s Economic Development and Technology Committee to Reconvene Thursday Public Safety Committee could meet next week By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 1:23 pm Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News County COVID-19 Case Count Passes 75,000 Mark Grim death toll nears 3,000 CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 2:58 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty County health officials reported 33 new Coronavirus deaths and 1,337 new cases on Tuesday.To date the county has identified 75,084 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,959 deaths.“Each day, we are thinking of the many families who are grieving for loved ones lost to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to you, and we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health. “Thank you for continuing to look out for each other by following protocols for reopening, keeping physical distancing and always wearing cloth face coverings when around other people. These are significant actions – and with an increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19, these actions are absolutely necessary to make sure we continue to slow the spread.”Health officials said everyone must continue to follow distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household. It’s important if someone thinks they could be positive and are awaiting testing results, to stay at home and act as if they are positive for COVID-19. This means self-isolating for 10 days and 72 hours after symptoms and fever subside, or until they receive a negative result. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should plan on receiving a call from a contact tracer to discuss how to protect themselves and others, to find out where they may have been, and who they were in close contact with while infectious.Public Health issued a modified Health Officer Order designed to help move the county of Los Angeles into stage 3 of California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The modified Health Officer Order allows for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:Gyms and fitness facilitiesPro-league arenas without live audiencesDay campsMuseums, galleries, zoos and aquariumsCampgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreationMusic, film and television productionHotels for leisure travel EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News
Twitter Facebook Advertisement Print Email WhatsApp Linkedin THE planned extraction of 340 millions of water per day from the Shannon will result in a loss of electricity generation and revenue to the ESB.This has been confirmed to a city councillor who is chair of the Shannon River Basin Advisory Council, to manage, monitor and investigate issues relating to the Shannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Advisory Council is particularly concerned about the proposed extraction by Dublin City Council of 340 million litres of water daily from the Shannon, to supplement their own supply.Next week, Dublin City Council will meet with the Shannon River Basin Advisory Council to discuss the issue but meantime, its chairman, Cllr Jim Long, is calling on Limerick people to support their opposition to the daily extraction of such a high volume of water.Draft documents can be obtained from Limerick County Council Project Office, Newtown Centre, Annacotty.Cllr Long said they are particularly worried regarding the volume of water Dublin City Council wants to extract.“We’ve been informed by the ESB, Ardnacrusha, that from their perspective this will amount to 2.2 per cent of the long term average flow. Tom Hayes of Power Extraction, Ardnacrusha confirmed that the consequence of this volume of water being extracted from the Shannon during non flood periods, will result in the loss of generation, and consequently, revenue for the ESB, which, Mr Hayes says, “means that the ESB will expect compensation”.He also confirmed that the extraction of this volume of water “should have negligible effect on flooding,” and that “the effect on water levels should also be negligible.”There are also fears on fish conservation. NewsLocal NewsConcern at Shannon water extractionBy admin – February 5, 2009 613 Previous articleRBS Six nations interview with Paddy WallaceNext article‘Demolish eyesore’-Connolly admin