It’s getting even tighter at the top

first_imgThe Heineken Cup has always been fiercely contested but the evidence is there after a record breaking opening round to the 16th campaign to suggest the tournament is getting tighter and tighter.Seven of the 12 Round 1 games ended within the seven point margin needed for a losing bonus point – a record high for the competition since bonus points were first introduced in the 2003/04 season.In the previous 42 Pool rounds over the last seven seasons the most losing bonus points secured in a round were six on four occasions (Rd2 09/10; Rds 4 & 6 08/09; Rd 3 04/05). But not only were there a record seven matches that saw the losers taking something out of the game, but the points difference between the teams in those matches was a mere 24. Two games were won by a single point and another by two.Across the 12 games over the opening weekend there was only a points difference of 96 between the winning and losing teams, an average gap of only eight points per match. The losing bonus points in Round 1 were registered in the following matches:Northampton Saints 18-14 Castres Olympique; Toulon 19-14 Ospreys; Benetton Treviso 29-34 Leicester Tigers; Cardiff Blues 18-17 Edinburgh; London Irish 23-17 Munster Bath 11-12 Biarritz Olympique and Toulouse 18-16 London Wasps. In addition, Perpignan picked up a try bonus in their 43-34 defeat at the Scarlets.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Wallaby Wycliff Palu returns to Australia

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wycliff Palu speaks to the media in Hanmer Springs about his injury and early edparture from the squadWallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu is returning to Australia. The 29 year-old limped out of his 38th Test match last weekend in Wellington after suffering the reoccurrence of a hamstring strain in his left leg. Scans in Christchurch yesterday revealed the extent of the damage.Given the reoccurrence of the injury, Palu is expected to require six weeks of rehabilitation before he would be fit to be considered for selection again. Unfortunately this time frame rules him out of further participation in the Rugby World Cup which has prompted the selectors to release him from the squad.“It’s bad luck for Wycliff. Unfortunately his previous history of injury in this area has impacted, in terms of lengthening the timelines that are required for his rehabilitation,” Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says.While Palu will be replaced in Australia’s 30-man squad, Deans says the selectors will be taking their time with that decision, and may even delay any call until after this weekend’s final Pool match against Russia in Nelson, so they can determine at that point what the team’s specific needs are.Lock Dan Vickerman and fullback Kurtley Beale also underwent scans in Christchurch yesterday. Vickerman was cleared of any problems in his leg.Beale, who left the field during the first half of last week’s 67-5 win over the United States, was diagnosed with a minor hamstring strain which will see him rested from this weekend’s final pool match in order to get him ready for a possible quarter-final the following weekend. Australian Wallabies Wycliff Palu speaks to the media during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand on September 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images) Midfielders Pat McCabe (shoulder), Anthony Fainga’a (head) and Rob Horne (cheek) also left the field during Australia’s third pool match. Fainga’a is following the IRB concussion protocols required by tournament and could be available for Australia’s next match.Although McCabe and Horne will miss Saturday’s historic game against Russia, the timelines have been established for their return to playing duties, and they will both be remaining with the squad.McCabe, who has made considerable progress with his injury since last weekend, is expected to be fit for consideration for a possible quarter-final appointment, while a possible semi-final (should Australia qualify) has been set as the return date for Horne after he underwent scans in Christchurch on Sunday. Although unavailable to play, Horne will run with the squad during its public training in Hanmer Springs this afternoon. Winger Digby Ioane is continuing his rehabilitation from the dislocated thumb he sustained in Australia’s opening match of the tournament against Italy, and is on-track to be available should the Wallabies qualify for the quarter-finals.Flankers David Pocock (back) and Scott Higginbotham (back), winger James O’Connor and lock James Horwill (shoulder) are all expected to be available for selection for Australia’s next match at the tournament.last_img read more

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Wales 10-33 New Zealand: The Verdict

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa). CARDIFF, WALES – NOVEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet Daniel Carter of the All Blacks following the international match between Wales and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Guiding hand: fly-half Aaron Cruden maintained his unbeaten record in the All Black shirt with the win over WalesBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIn a nutshellTHIS RESULT was never in doubt. New Zealand are on another level to every other Test side right now and proved that yet again at the Millennium Stadium. They weren’t at their best, the influx of second-half replacements causing their game to become disjointed, but they made everything look so easy, so simple. They feasted on Wales’ mistakes, counter-attacking from deep and being clinical when chances presented themselves, and scored three tries. Wales regrouped well in the second half – many sides would have crumbled at 33-0 down – to cross twice, but the gap in class was clear.Let’s get physical: Sam WarburtonKey momentIn the 33rd minute and with New Zealand 16-0 up, Wales had the momentum following a scything Jonathan Davies break from inside his own 22, but Rhys Priestland put the ball dead from the ensuing penalty – for the second time in the game – and that attacking impetus was lost.Star manCalled into the starting team only the night before, Aaron Cruden looked right at home as New Zealand’s general. He slotted his kicks and was ready to counter-attack whenever the opportunity arose, his slick passing game pulling Welsh defenders every which way.Room for improvementWales’ ability to keep players on the pitch needs some work! Throughout the autumn series they’ve been hit by injuries and the same was true yesterday. Bradley Davies was laid out after being hit by Andrew Hore’s forearm in the opening minute – an incident that will surely result in a citing – and Aaron Jarvis hurt his knee a minute later, then Jamie Roberts was off with a hip injury inside the first quarter. Selections could be very interesting for the Australia game next weekend!It was basic errors that cost the home side – knock-ons, missed tackles and failed kicks to touch – and they have to be more accurate against the Wallabies if they are to avoid defeat and guarantee a place in the top eight for the RWC 2015 draw.Wales’ intensity and tempo was a step up from their previous two autumn Tests, Alex Cuthbert, Sam Warburton, Toby Faletau and Liam Williams all standing out, but they need to maintain that level for the full 80 minutes. The same is true of the All Blacks. They stepped off the gas in the last half-hour, although they were still comfortable winners. Other than that and Hore’s off-the-ball shot, there’s little you can fault when it comes to the world champions.Royal visit: Prince William and wife Kate talk to Dan CarterIn quotes – winnersNew Zealand captain Richie McCaw: “They fronted up. It was one of the most physical battles I’ve been in for a while.” In quotes – losersWales coach Warren Gatland: “We showed real character. A team of lesser character would have thrown in the towel but we kept taking the game to the All Blacks.”Top statsWales conceded 21 turnovers to New Zealand’s ten – something you simply can’t afford to do against the world’s best team.Match highlightsWALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts (Scott Williams 19), Liam Williams; Rhys Priestland (James Hook 68), Mike Phillips (Tavis Knoyle 55); Paul James (Gethin Jenkins 55), Matthew Rees (Ken Owens 65), Aaron Jarvis (Scott Andrews 2), Bradley Davies (Aaron Shingler 2), Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones (Justin Tipuric 50), Sam Warburton (capt), Toby Faletau.Tries: S Williams, Cuthbert.NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea (Ben Smith 76); Aaron Cruden (Beauden Barrett 68), Aaron Smith (Piri Weepu 50); Tony Woodcock (Wyatt Crockett 50), Andrew Hore (Dane Coles 55), Owen Franks (Charlie Faumuina 60), Luke Romano (Brodie Retallick 50), Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam (Victor Vito 70), Richie McCaw (capt), Kieran Read.Tries: Messam, Woodcock, Romano. Cons: Cruden 3. Pens: Cruden 4.Sin-bin: Jane (59min)last_img read more

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The Championship Blog: Week 5

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Mike Powell of Moseley RFC during the 2013/14 Greene King IPA Championship Launch at St Margarets Pub on September 03, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images) To lose one point may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness. Following the RFU’s recent disciplinary hearing, Chairman of Jersey Rugby Club, Bill Dempsey, said: “… we feel we had a constructive and fair hearing and will now look to move forward.”Jersey RFC pleaded guilty to a breach of RFU Regulation 2.4, and in addition to being docked two valuable points, the club were fined £5,000.Things got worse for the Channel Islanders when they went down 18-23 to Albion at St Peter on Saturday. Tom Brown’s 74th minute try was scant reward for wave after wave of attack while the visitors were reduced to 14 men, but ultimately Jersey had to settle for a losing bonus point.Plymouth’s second Championship win lifts them into seventh slot.London Scottish 23, Rotherham 24A fine second half performance yielded a brace of tires from Titans’ hooker Tom Cruse and keeps the Yorkshire outfit in second place.The Exiles head coach, James Buckland was generous in defeat, saying that  second-placed Rotherham are worthy of their position in the league: “They played with confidence, scored two good tries and were very physical.”Ups and downs so far in the Championship: Moseley RFCMoseley 18, Leeds 27Moseley’s miserable season continues with their fourth GKIPA Championship defeat, this time at the hands of Leeds, at Billesley Common, on Saturday.Moseley were in the hunt trailing 11-15 at the turnaround, but Carnegie pulled away after the break with tries from David Doherty and Jonah Holmes adding to first half scores from Phil Nilsen and former Moseley man Glyn Hughes. This bonus point win keeps Leeds in fourth slot. The Greene King IPA Championship: After a fortnight of British and Irish Cup distraction the league is backBy Richard GraingerIf Bristol Director of Rugby Andy Robinson was disappointed about his side’s second-half performance against Nottingham on Sunday, he will be even more frustrated by a careless breach of regulations leading to the deduction of one point.Bristol 33, Nottingham 18Shouting the odds: Andy Robinson talks to his chargesIn front of a crowd of over 5,000 at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, Bristol capitalised on weak Nottingham defence, and their failure to convert opportunities, with a brace of tries each from George Watkins and Tristan Roberts, and a try from Ben Mosses.Bristol secured the bonus point by the interval but failed to press home their superiority over the Green and Whites, who did the double over their hosts last season.“We have to kick on and be more ruthless,” said Robinson. He added: “Bristol do not want to be in the Championship next season, we aspire to play to a Premiership standard. That performance was not a Premiership performance, and that’s where we need to be.”Bristol fell foul of the RFU’s Regulation 3.4(c) by having15 men on the pitch instead of 14 for nine minutes following a yellow card during their 45-27 win over Bedford earlier this month. The club is considering appealing the judgment.Bedford Blues 31, Ealing Trailfinders 14What a difference a win makes! Bedford, winless in the Greene King IPA Championship before Sunday, have jumped from the bottom of the pile to eighth place, thanks to a bonus point win over hapless Ealing.However, Andrew Henderson and Morgan Thompson scored first-half tries for the visitors to give the Trailfinders a 12-14 interval lead at Goldington Road in front of the Sky Sport cameras and a full-house on Sunday.But the Blues, equally desperate for a first GKIPA Championship win and to break a run of five televised defeats, hit back after the break with a brace of tries from James Pritchard and a Michael Le Bourgeois try to add to Ollie Dodge’s first half pair.Jersey 18, Plymouth Albion 23 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS London Welsh 41, Cornish Pirates 6Finally, division favourites London Welsh dispatched the Cornish Pirates with clinical precision to notch a five-try bonus point win at the Kassam Stadium in front of a meagre 1,200-strong crowd on Saturday night. The Pirates last outing at the Kassam was in the second leg of the 2011-12 Championship final, when they lost 29-20. This win keeps the Exiles three points clear at the top of the pile.last_img read more

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Stuart Hogg Pumps Up the Ball

first_imgOn the run: Stuart Hogg, our Scottish cover star for April, returns a kick during the Six NationsHere our Scottish cover star for April, Stuart Hogg, tries his hand at the Pump Up the Ball Challenge, attempting to knock England’s Tom Youngs off the top of our leaderboard. Can he? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS See what Hogg has to say on Scotland’s Six Nations, what the future holds, and why he is known in certain parts as ‘Flappy Hands.’ There are plenty of other big names and exclusive features in our April edition, too. The magazine is in shops from Tuesday 4 March.last_img read more

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South Africa vs New Zealand: An epic rivalry

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Epic rivalry: New Zealand and South African players battle during The Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2015. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand versus South Africa is one of the biggest rivalries in rugby. We delve back in the annals of time for some background on the upcoming RWC semi By Adam HathawayEngland and Wales have got history, England and most sides in the world have got history, in fact, but when it comes to rugby rivalry, nothing is tastier than South Africa against New Zealand. South African sides are measured by success in World Cups and success against the All Blacks.Against all Test nations New Zealand have a win percentage of just over 78 but against the Springboks that dips to just 60 per cent. The men in green are not scared the Kiwis and have beaten them on more occasions than any other team.If the New Zealanders expect to be waved through in the second half like they were in Cardiff by the disappointing French last weekend they have got another thing coming.To the Boks – World Cup semi-final, or no World Cup semi-final – this matters. Big time. This lot have got history.Preparing for battle: South Africa’s Morne Steyn and Willem Alberts attend a team training session Hence the debate of who was the greatest South African team of all time that still rages. The World Cup-winning teams of 1995 and 2007 or the 2009 vintage, which beat the British & Irish Lions and held every trophy they could possibly get their hands on. All have their supporters but some Springbok fans go all misty-eyed when the names of the 1937 Boks, captained by Flip Nel, the 1949 team, led by Felix ‘du Plessis and the 1976 team skippered by Morne du Plessis, come up in conversation and the common thread is they all beat New Zealand.That is how much the fixture means to South Africans.Leading by example: Former South Africa Captain Morne Du Plessis Nick Mallett’s squad that won 17 Tests on the spin in 1997 and 1998 – including home and away wins over the Kiwis – also gets a mention.But the 1937 side that contained legendary names such as Danie Craven, Boy Louw, Ebbo Bastard and Gerry Brand is always in the frame. In a highly unscientific poll of, mostly South African, journalists earlier this year, the 1995 team got the most votes but the 1937 side came a close second and it was all because they beat the All Blacks.In 1949 South Africa overcame New Zealand 4-0 at home and in 1976 they won the series, also at home, 3-1.Best Bok team ever?: Players from the RWC winning team of 1995 pose for a team picture on the 20th anniversary of their win over the All BlacksIn 1937 the Boks actually travelled to New Zealand and won the series 2-1, after beating Australia 2-0 on the way. They lost the first Test in Wellington, and won the second and third games in Christchurch and Auckland to become the first, and last, South African team to go to the home of the All Blacks and win a series. On the trip they won 27 out of 29 matches with their only reverses coming against New South Wales and in the first All Black Test. That was a proper tour.Nel, a prop, was 35 by then and knew he had nothing left in the game to achieve to he announced his retirement by throwing his boots into the sea from the boat on the way home.Influential figure: SA medical doctor, anti-apartheid campaigner and player Louis Babrow In that team Craven rated Brand as the best full-back he had ever seen. The centre Louis Babrow who scored twice in the final Test, was a doctor and anti-apartheid campaigner who would win a Military Cross El Alamein and Craven himself would go on to become South Africa’s most influential rugby figure. Teams in Pretoria still compete for the Lucas Strachan Shield, named after the Transvaal flanker on that trip, there is an Ebbo Bastard Trophy in Natal and Louw refereed the first Currie Cup final in 1939. Harry Martin, a prop, became Chief of Defence Staff in South Africa and the flanker Flappie Lochner was the manager of the Boks on their 1971 trip to Australia which sparked a host of anti-apartheid demonstrations. These blokes were all significant figures and they could play a bit too.On Saturday, the All Blacks stand in the way of South Africa and a place in a third World Cup final. If the 2015 Boks get through two matches, they will be spoken of in the same terms as Nel’s mob and the fact they would have beaten New Zealand on the way would make it all the sweeter.last_img read more

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Rugby Championship: Australia search for finishing touches against the Pumas

first_imgThe Wallabies are out to right some wrongs in the tournament finale at Twickenham Replacements (one to be omitted): J Hanson, T Robertson, A Alaalatoa, K Douglas, Scott Fardy, L Houston, N Phipps, T Kuridrani, S Naivalu.Argentina v Australia at Twickenham on Saturday 8 October, kick-off 7.30pm. For tickets, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The sort of inaccuracy that saw Quade Cooper twice give forward passes to a crash-ball runner can surely only be temporary with Australia, who for so long were renowned for their back-line execution.Debut: Bath’s Leroy Houston, kicking in training at Teddington this week, could win his first capTheir opponents, forging a reputation of their own for expansive rugby, are also failing to rack up the points they deserve and should the passes stick on Saturday we could be in for a cracker.The Pumas have beaten Australia only twice in the pro era – on home soil in 1997 and 2014 – but there appears little to separate the teams. Not the least of Argentina’s qualities is their refusal to cave in after a horrendous start, as occurred in last year’s World Cup semi-final and again in Perth, when they conceded three converted tries in the first 12 minutes.The loss of injured No 8 Facundo Isa, the championship’s leading ball-carrier by far and averaging 72 metres a game, will force Argentina to play differently – making them more of an unknown.Big loss: Pumas No 8 Facundo Isa has made a tournament-high 85 carries (Pic: AFP/Getty Images)Mumm, though, has total belief that Australia will get back on track ahead of their demanding European tour later this autumn.“You don’t take any moment in this jersey for granted and every opportunity you have to wear it then you do something in it.“The more detail, the better preparation, you have during the week, that’s what being a Wallaby is about. If you do that you will win more games than you lose.“For the new guys (in the squad) the ledger is swayed to losses at the moment but I’ve got complete faith that if we continue to prepare well – and certainly we’ve improved our preparation as the year has gone on – then we’ll win more games than we lose.”Argentina: J Tuculet; M Moroni, M Orlando, S Gonzalez Iglesias; M Montero; N Sanchez, M Landajo; L Noguera, A Creevy (capt), R Herrera, G Petti, M Alemanno, P Metera, J Ortega Desio, L Senatore.Replacements: J Montoya, S Garcia Botta, E Pieretto, M Kremer, T Cubelli, JM Leguizamon, J de la Fuente, R Moyano.Australia: I Folau; D Haylett-Petty, S Kerevi, B Foley, R Hodge; Q Cooper, W Genia; S Sio, S Moore (capt), S Kepu, R Arnold, A Coleman, D Mumm, M Hooper, L Timani.center_img Super Rugby came to Twickenham in 2011 and this weekend the Rugby Championship follows suit, with Argentina moving their home game with Australia 6,000 miles north in a bid to capitalise on the sport-hungry UK market.Ticket price reductions suggest the match is proving a harder sell than first envisaged, but anything over 19,000 would represent an improvement on the attendances for both Argentina’s away fixture with Australia in Perth, and their home match with South Africa in Salta.Tom Robertson, the wide-eyed young Wallaby prop making his first trip to Europe, referred this week to how impressed Drew Mitchell and Adam Ashley-Cooper had been by the Twickenham atmosphere, but the veteran wing duo were presumably reliving last year’s red-hot World Cup, when Australia played five huge matches at HQ five weeks on the trot.“Well done, mate”: Michael Cheika congratulates Rory Arnold after the win over the Pumas in PerthThere will be less at stake on Saturday night but it’s a match of huge importance nevertheless, and not just because the runners-up spot – behind champions New Zealand – is still up for grabs. The Pumas need victory to achieve their stated goal of two wins in this championship, while the Wallabies are trying to arrest the growing grumbles brought about by a run of seven defeats in nine Tests, stretching back to the World Cup final.Ill discipline and an untidy breakdown have been weaknesses for Australia this year, but of greater concern is a malfunctioning lineout – even with the instalment of specialist jumper Dean Mumm at No 6.High rise: Dean Mumm wins a lineout but it’s been an area of concern for Australia (Pic: Getty Images)Adam Coleman (6ft 8in) and Rory Arnold (6ft 10in), Australia’s biggest-ever lock pairing, will become the country’s seventh different combination in the engine room this year, with the 65-cap Rob Simmons once again omitted from a match-day squad.James Slipper, pretty much a permanent fixture since 2012, struggled in the scrum in Pretoria and has also been axed as Michael Cheika elects to go for youthful props on the bench in Robertson and Allan Alaalatoa.Lopeti Timani replaces the injured Sean McMahon at No 8, with Bath’s Leroy Houston, desperate to end a long wait for a Wallaby cap, named on a nine-man bench – one player will have to go by kick-off.Early strike: Scott Sio crosses at Loftus Versfeld but Australia scored no points after the 13th minuteShould the set-piece go well, the next task will be to eradicate the sloppiness that saw the Wallabies squander a number of scoring chances last week in Pretoria.“We’re just really disappointed (with that 18-10 loss),” said Will Genia this week. “South Africa deserved to win, Morne (Steyn) kicked all those goals and drop-goals, but from our point of view we’re just disappointed that we created all those opportunities and weren’t able to finish.“Whether it be passes behind blokes, dropping the ball… There was plenty of space there through the shape we were able to create. It’s just disappointing that we let a huge opportunity like that slip.”Hot streak: Michael Hooper has scored four Test tries this year, including one v Argentina in PerthMumm, who won his 50th cap in the 36-20 defeat of the Pumas in Perth, believes there are no reasons to panic. “The difference between the two matches (Perth and Pretoria) is taking the opportunity when it presents itself. In Perth we probably only had three or four opportunities and we stuck three of them.“Against South Africa we had plenty of opportunities, we just didn’t make the most of it, and that composure, particularly in that attacking zone, the opposition 22, is a really key facet and something we’ll be looking to improve this weekend. The exciting thing is that you create those opportunities; you’d be more pessimistic if you weren’t creating them in the first place.” Squaring up: Australia and Argentina will bring the curtain down on this year’s Rugby Championship last_img read more

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Lions 2017: Twitter reacts to the British and Irish Lions defeat to the Highlanders

first_imgCommentators praising the visitors’ defence for their… lion speed. #HIGvBIL pic.twitter.com/cDAHhku8qy— Hamogeddon (@hamo_d) June 13, 2017 Happy Halanukonuka: The Highlanders celebrate victory over the Lions. Photo: Inpho If going to work was not enough this morning, the added pain of another Lions defeat, this time at the hands of the Highlanders, would have been the sour cherry on top. Whilst the physicality of Gatland’s men seems to be in order, their ability to close out games will top their agenda going into Saturday’s game against the New Zealand Maori.This tough day down in Dunedin left the internet with plenty to talk about. Below are the best reactions from the game:1. Despite the ribbing, it appears Austin Healey maybe a tad jealous of Will Greenwood. Another game that should have been won by the @lionsofficial. Small margins prep for the tests is getting tougher— Lewis Moody (@LewisMoody7) June 13, 20178. Whilst one former Quin is celebrating an another is left reeling at what could have been! 3. If hard-hitting Namibian Jacques Burger thinks the game is physical, then it must be brutal! Best thing about this team is that they look like they care for each other. #LionsTour2017 — Billy Vunipola (@bvunipola) June 13, 20175. We are always up for a good pun here at Rugby World. After the hysteria of Lion’s victory against the Crusaders on Saturday, the defeat to the Highlanders was a sobering one. As usual, social media had plenty to say… 2. Cyclist Geraint Thomas was not going to let his Tour de France preparations get in the way of watching today’s game. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS — The Highlanders (@Highlanders) June 13, 2017Yet again, for a second time on this Tour, the Lions saw victory snatched from their grasp within the last ten minutes of the game. Regardless of the noted improvement in attacking performance, it was the` lack of discipline that again cost the men in red the win. Many refer to this Saturday’s upcoming game against the New Zealand Maori as the ‘4th test’, such is the intensity and quality. Gatland’s men will certainly have to address their discipline in the last quarter if they are to edge a victory and get the tour back on track. The depth of NZ rugby is scary.. — Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) June 13, 20177. The room for error is small against any side from New Zealand and Lewis Moody thinks this is key. Love the physicality! Test match intensity. #HIGvBIL #LionsNZ2017— Jacques Burger (@Nabasboer) June 13, 20174. Billy Vunipola reckons the Lions have truly bonded as one team. ……. but well played !! — Will Carling (@willcarling) June 13, 20179. It looks as if Austin Healey’s complaints are falling on deaf ears as Will Greenwood grabs a selfie with Kiwi flyer Waisake Naholo. What a talent!! @wnaholo Power Pace Skills pic.twitter.com/5ycrUi9M8a— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) June 13, 201710. Even with this memorable win, the Highlanders remained humble in victory. 6.  With All-Blacks Lima Sopoaga, Malakai Fekitoa and Waisake Naholo within their back line, we think Matt Giteau has a point. Thank you to the @lionsofficial for the match!It was an Honour.Good luck for the remainder of your tour#HIGvBIL #LionsTour2017 pic.twitter.com/ZFUlE3dzHolast_img
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Hotshot: Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith

first_imgRW Verdict: Eddie Jones clearly sees potential in this teenage ten, who captained Brighton College to an unbeaten season last term and has played England U16, U18 and U20. With Nick Evans coaching him at Quins, too, expect big things.This article first appeared in the October 2017 issue of Rugby World. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the ball: Marcus Smith at England’s training camp in August. Photo: Getty ImagesHow much of a shock was it to be called into the England training squad? It was unreal. I got off the plane from Quins’ camp in Germany and my phone started going off. I had eight missed calls from my dad so I knew something was up. I rang him and he was just so proud of me.It was a great experience. I’d gone in May for a couple of sessions when they were in Brighton too. Just the quality of coaching and quality of players England have at the moment is unbelievable. And the standards are so high – that’s what you notice. It’s a very player-led environment too. At first I was quite in awe of all the players but Eddie (Jones) just told me to be myself and that age is just a number.What are your goals for this season? I’m focused on Quins and trying to put my best foot forward, keep working hard. Then we’ll see what happens.What do you do away from rugby? I like watching films and TV shows or playing a bit of PS4 like most teenagers. I’ve also applied for deferred entry to Surrey University to do business and politics. So this year I’m fully focused on rugby and then come 2018 I’ll do both uni and rugby. TAGS: Harlequins Get to know English rugby’s rising star and Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith Eyes on the prize: Marcus Smith has already impressed for Harlequins. Photo: Getty Images Age 18 (14 Feb 1999) Born Manila Club Harlequins Country England Position Fly-halfYou were born in the Philippines… I lived there for seven years, then we moved to Singapore, where I played for Centaurs rugby club. My dad got me into it – he used to play rugby – and as soon as I rocked up one Saturday morning I really enjoyed it.We moved back to England when I was 13. I played at Brighton College Prep School for a year and one of my coaches put me in contact with a Harlequins coach from Sussex. I had a trial at 14 and have been involved with them ever since.Have you always played fly-half? I started off at scrum-half because I was a bit smaller. Then I moved to fly-half when I was 15 or 16, and it’s my favourite position. You get the ball a lot and you get to run, kick and pass, so you get to do all three things, which I like.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWho are your heroes?When I was younger it was Jonny Wilkinson, the hero of every child in England, especially after the 2003 World Cup. I do remember watching it with my dad (Marcus would have been four) and we’ve watched it about 100 times since.last_img read more

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Study into how menstrual cycle can impact rugby players

first_img Up to speed: The England women’s team train at Loughborough University (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Study into how menstrual cycle can impact rugby playersThe RFU and Leeds Beckett University have launched a new study into how the menstrual cycle can impact rugby players.Chelsea FC announced earlier this year how the club was tailoring training programmes around their players’ menstrual cycles to try to enhance performance and reduce injuries.Now the RFU have partnered with Leeds Beckett University to research how different stages of the menstrual cycle could affect the performance of female rugby players. This is the first study of its kind in sport and the findings are set to influence how individual training programmes are structured.In the June 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine, Bristol Bears and Wales fly-half Elinor Snowsill talks about how she would welcome training programmes geared around women rather than simply following what men’s teams do.Calling the shots! Elinor Snowsill talks to team-mates during a Wales match (Getty Images)“The next step in realising we’re not mini men, we’re women,” says Snowsill. “It’s a really exciting time to be part of sport and looking at what works for women rather than just replicating what men do.“Since the story about Chelsea came out there’s been a lot more talk around it. We (Wales Women) have a female general manager, Charly Watham, and I think she would implement something like that. It’s definitely something I’ve struggled with over the years.” The RFU and Leeds Beckett University are researching how female players are affected at different stages of cyclecenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S INCLUSIVE ISSUEExisting research has shown that when the female reproductive hormone, oestrogen, spikes during ovulation women rely more on fat for energy and use less glucose, but how does this impact player performance? That is what the study aims to find out.Twenty female players will take part in the research to perform a Wingate test, which involves individual sprints on a Wattbike for 30 seconds so their anaerobic leg power can be measured. Participants will be asked to do the test three separate times to coincide with different stages of the menstrual cycle – the early follicular phase, late follicular phase and mid luteal phase.Omar Heyward, a PhD scholar at Leeds Beckett University and a women’s pathway strength and conditioning coach at England Rugby, is leading the study.He said: “We want the research to provide better guidance to athletes and coaches on how to monitor and review performance when oestrogen levels are high.“That is why we have chosen to use the Wingate test as it’s a short duration of high intensity work, meaning women could use less carbohydrates and glucose readily during that window, helping us understand if higher oestrogen can cause a decrease in performance.”last_img read more

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Gregory Brewer consecrated as bishop of Central Florida

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm “So is Central Florida going to start paying dues now to the national church?”Only when TEC rescinds its membership in the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. It’s simple: the national church will get conservative money when it stops financially and theologically promoting the wholesale slaughter of unborn children. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Comments (8) Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ More than 3,500 people participated March 24 in the consecration of Gregory O. Brewer, right, as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Photo/Joe Thoma[Episcopal News Service] More than 3,500 people attended First Baptist Church of Orlando on March 24 to participate in the consecration of Gregory O. Brewer as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, while many watched the event on live streaming video.The Very Rev. Justyn Terry, dean and president of Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, was the preacher.He described Brewer, 60, as “a man of prayer, vision, pastoral heart, strategic mind. He is a man of the Gospel, with a love for the lost and a love for the church. He is a preacher and a teacher of the word of God. But most of all he knows and loves Jesus Christ and moves in the power of His spirit.”Bishop Clifton Daniel III of East Carolina led the service as chief consecrator on behalf of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.Co-consecrators were John Howe, retiring bishop of Central Florida; William Love, bishop of Albany; Michael Smith, bishop of North Dakota; William Folwell, retired bishop of Central Florida; Francis Gray, retired bishop of Northern Indiana; and Barry Howe, retired bishop of West Missouri.A prayer rug, designed by Bishop Azad Marshall of Iran and woven by Christians in Pakistan, was used as the site for the prayer of consecration.Choirs from parishes throughout the diocese joined forces to provide choral music for the service, including two pieces written for the consecration: Ubi Caritas, a motet by Peter Mathews; and Let the People Praise You, an anthem by B. Lane and M. Miller. The massed choir also performed Hubert Parry’s I Was Glad during the opening procession. A psalm and composition for organ, brass, timpani and unison sopranos also were commissioned especially for the service. All composers are members of the diocese.Brewer’s pectoral cross and episcopal ring were gifts from Calvary-St. George’s in New York, where he was serving as rector at the time of his election on Nov. 19, 2011. Before being called to ministry at Calvary-St. George’s in 2009, Brewer had served as rector of Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pennsylvania, for 11 years.He was assistant professor of pastoral theology at Trinity School For Ministry in Ambridge from 1992-1996. For 16 years before that he had served parishes in Winter Park, Florida, including Episcopal Church of the New Covenant, a diocesan church plant.Following his consecration, Brewer said that it is his “deep desire that in the midst of genuinely sacrificial mission we never forget eating and drinking and laughter and joy and knowing all that we share as we literally gather together … as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet of Christ … May we be known as a diocese that eats and celebrates and laughs together often and heartily.”Choosing First Baptist Church rather than the Cathedral Church of St. Luke as the site of the consecration wasn’t just about space.“To be here is not merely a matter of convenience because of the size of the church,” Brewer said after the consecration. “I really hope that this is a very clear, public signal that we, along with the rest of the leadership in the Diocese of Central Florida, regardless of our denominational position, can stand together for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”Brewer succeeds the Rt. Rev. John W. Howe, who is retiring after serving the Central Florida diocese as its bishop since 1990.Brewer is married to the former Laura Lee Williams of Orlando; they have five children.The Diocese of Central Florida has 31,000 baptized members at 88 parishes and missions in 15 counties. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL March 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm If they don’t pay their apportionment how are they considered still part of the Episcopal Church,. ? Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. Dr. David Cottrill says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA James Pirrung says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA James Pirrung says: March 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm Besides, who came up with the false idea of charging money to join the church in the first place? Richard Angelo says: Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service April 2, 2012 at 12:28 am “If they don’t pay their apportionment how are they considered still part of the Episcopal Church,. ?”Well, I don’t think they care very much whether they are a part of The Episcopal Church. Persecute them for being orthodox, demand that they contribute to things they do not believe, and they will leave, like we in the Diocese of Fort Worth did. Then, who wins? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 March 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm How is that some people are more concerned about politics than killing children? I think our priorities are grossly out of whack. Rector Albany, NY center_img Rector Tampa, FL 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing By ENS staffPosted Mar 26, 2012 People Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 James Pirrung says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Carl Spencer Lee says: House of Bishops, Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Grant Carson says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm Congratulations on the consecration of an Orthodox Bishop in spite of the National Church.God be with Bishop Brewer! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 27, 2012 at 11:40 am Congratulations to the new bishop and continuing good works. 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 Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Mark James says: Rector Washington, DC 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 Bishop Consecrations, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Gregory Brewer consecrated as bishop of Central Florida Rector Smithfield, NC March 27, 2012 at 9:17 am So is Central Florida going to start paying dues now to the national church? Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

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Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Durban

first_img Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Durban An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted May 23, 2014 Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission is the official body appointed by the two Communions to engage in theological dialogue in order that they may come into full communion. It held the fourth meeting of its current phase (ARCIC III), at the Vuleka Centre, Botha’s Hill, Durban (12–20 May 2014). This is the first time in its more than forty year history that ARCIC has met in Africa.A wide range of papers was prepared for the meeting and discussed, taking the Commission further towards its goal of producing an agreed statement. The mandate for this third phase of ARCIC is to explore: the Church as Communion, local and universal, and how in communion the local and universal Church come to discern right ethical teaching.At this meeting, ARCIC III discussed its method and agreed that it would build on that of ARCIC I and II, integrated with the method of receptive ecumenism. In the light of this work, the Schema prepared at the first meeting of ARCIC III in 2011 was revised. Discussions concentrated on the first part of the mandate, the Church as Communion, local and universal. Members reviewed texts from ARCIC II, national Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogues (ARCs), and other ecumenical material on the subject. ARCIC III decided to examine the regional level of the Church in addition to the local and universal. It considered, through papers presented, the impact of culture on the thinking of Christians and the role of the baptized in ecclesial decision-making. The ecclesiological work will be advanced by a drafting team which will bring a preliminary text back to the next meeting.ARCIC III was also mandated to prepare a book presenting the five Agreed Statements of ARCIC II so that they can be received by the respective Communions. The Statements will be accompanied by articles on the method of ARCIC II, its use of Scripture, and major theological themes which emerged in its work, together with introductory material and commentaries. It is planned that the book will be ready for publication following the next meeting.Members of the Commission are grateful to The Rt Revd Rubin Phillip, Anglican Bishop of Natal, for the generous welcome extended to them by him and his Diocese. Particular thanks are due to Mrs Mary Robinson of the Vuleka Trust, and her colleagues at the Centre, whose mission is to equip young people for leadership in South Africa.Bishop Rubin visited the Commission at Vuleka and participated in a discussion of local ecumenism. He and his wife Rose welcomed ARCIC members to their home to meet leaders of the local Anglican, Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches. On the Sunday the bishop presided, together with Archbishop Moxon and Bishop Nicholls, at the Eucharist at the 160 year old St Augustine’s, Umlazi, where ARCIC joined in the vibrant worship of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.Members of the Commission visited the Hillcrest Aids Centre, and a project in Nazareth, Pinetown, run by the Diakonia Council of Churches, which works for social justice and community development with the poorest people.The next meeting will take place near Rome at the end of April 2015, when the Commission will intensify its focus on the second part of its mandate by studying ethical discernment in the Scriptures and by further developing its case study on slavery.As the Commission welcomed the Revd Antony Currer as the new co-secretary, replacing Msgr Mark Langham, it was also conscious that this was the last ARCIC of Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan. Alyson has served the Commission with great efficiency and grace, and members gave thanks for her five years of service.APPENDIX: MEMBERS OF ARCIC III present at the meetingCo-ChairsThe Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, EnglandThe Most Revd Sir David Moxon, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy SeeRoman CatholicsThe Revd Robert Christian OP, Angelicum University, RomeThe Revd Adelbert Denaux, Professor Emeritus, Brugge, BelgiumProfessor Paul D. Murray, Durham University, EnglandProfessor Sister Teresa Okure SHCJ,Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, NigeriaProfessor Janet E. Smith, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan, USAThe Revd Professor Vimal Tirimanna CSsR, Alphonsianum University, RomeThe Very Revd Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB, Ampleforth Abbey, EnglandAnglicansThe Rt Revd Christopher Hill, The Church of EnglandCanon Dr Paula Gooder, The Church of EnglandThe Rt Revd Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, Anglican Church of Southern AfricaThe Rt Revd Linda Nicholls, The Anglican Church of CanadaThe Revd Canon Peter Sedgwick, The Church in WalesThe Revd Canon Nicholas Sagovsky, The Church of EnglandThe Revd Dr Charles Sherlock, The Anglican Church of AustraliaConsultantThe Revd Odair Pedroso Mateus, Faith and Order Secretariat, World Council of ChurchesStaffThe work of the Commission is supported by the Co-Secretaries, Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan (Anglican Communion Office), The Revd Antony Currer (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and Mr Neil Vigers (Administrator, Anglican Communion Office). Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Tags Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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Supreme Court declines to review Fort Worth case at this…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (2) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel November 4, 2014 at 8:38 am The Texas Supreme Court “decided to change the law” you write. Surely you jest! The court is not a legislative body and they simply went with a pretty straightforward understanding of the standing law on the nature of revocable trusts. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA By diocesan staffPosted Nov 4, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA naomi harris says: Tags Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth press release] On Nov. 3, 2014, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on June 19, 2014. The case will thus proceed to retrial on remand in the 141st District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, in Fort Worth, with the Honorable John P. Chupp presiding. The 141st District Court likely will hear summary judgment motions in early 2015, with the losing parties likely to appeal that decision to the state appellate courts and then back to the U.S. Supreme Court on constitutional issues.The case arises from the decision almost five years ago of the former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and some diocesan and parish leaders to sever ties with The Episcopal Church and claim the name and property of the Episcopal diocese for their new church. The loyal Episcopalians of Tarrant County reorganized the diocese early in 2009, filled the vacant church offices with Episcopalians, and continued the ministry of the Church in the diocese. The Episcopalian officials filed suit in 2009 seeking to regain the historic names and property of the diocese accumulated by the Church since 1838 across 24 counties of North Texas.In January 2011, the trial court rightly returned the name and property of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to the Episcopalians recognized by The Episcopal Church as the continuing Episcopal Diocese. In 2013, the Texas Supreme Court reviewed the case and decided to change the law governing church disputes in Texas. The Texas Supreme Court ordered the trial court to hear the case again under the new doctrine.In June 2014, the loyal Episcopalians asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling, in part to consider the question of whether a state can change the rules for church property after the dispute has erupted, a question left open by the U.S. Supreme Court since 1979. At the same time, the loyal Episcopalians and breakaway defendants have been preparing their summary judgment motions for the trial court under Texas’s new doctrine.Because the case was remanded in August 2013 by the Texas Supreme Court for further proceedings, that decision was “interlocutory” or non-final, which the U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts for review. Thus, while the Episcopal Parties are disappointed not to have the faster resolution the U.S. Supreme Court could have offered, they look forward to filing their summary judgment papers and showing why the breakaway faction’s decades of commitments are enforceable under basic neutral principles of Texas law.Denial of review of an interlocutory order does not set precedent on the issues raised, and the Episcopal Parties may still raise the legal issues from the interlocutory petition in the event the case is later appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, the Right Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., reminds the Episcopalians in the diocese that, while this order and the consequent additional delay is disappointing, it does not change the mission and ministry of the many Episcopalians who continue to constitute the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. “We continue the exciting work to be The Episcopal Church in this part of Texas and to be the local witnesses and prophetic voices of the Church as North Texans continue to search for spiritual wholeness.”The diocese is preparing for the 32nd annual meeting of its Convention November 14-15 at Jack Daniel’s Club at Globe Life Park in Arlington, and for the triennial General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June 2015. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY wm Paul says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Supreme Court declines to review Fort Worth case at this time Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA March 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm READ the Texas Supreme Court decision IN ITS ENTIRETY before you write an article like this. If you had done that, you would have seen that the court did not change the law or create a new doctrine. It simply applied already-existing Texas law. You would understand that if you had read the entire decision front to back, NOT just a summary. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Property Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing 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 Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop joins landmark summit on Holy Land peacemaking

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Presiding Bishop joins landmark summit on Holy Land peacemaking May 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm Genesis 15; On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:Yet we would take possession and give it away Fr. Ken Campbell says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR William Thewalt says: Leon Spencer says: Ecumenical & Interreligious, Comments (14) Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA May 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm In a time when I am utterly disgusted and frightened over the political scene in America, I am excited about this possibility. Michael Curry was my bishop in N.C. If he and the other prelates can broker a peace in Israel and Palestine he (they) should get the Nobel Peace Prize. We hated to lose him as our Bishop but we also knew that God had some important plans for him. Presidents have not been able to do this ~ could it be that the church can bring peace?? May 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem hopes everyone will consider standing where Jesus stood on the Mount of the Beatitudes, or praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This the is the source of our faith heritage and a pilgrimage is transformational, permanently changing the way we read scripture — and the newspaper!Visit our website http://www.afedj.org and go to Get Involved, then Visit the Holy Land or Join an Existing Pilgrimage. You’ll find groups and tours from the Christian and Episcopal perspective. Corinne, call or email us for connections to those in New Jersey whose lives have been changed by pilgrimage. Anne Lynn, President, AFEDJ [email protected], 203-655-3575 Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Talmage Bandy says: By Matthew DaviesPosted May 5, 2016 May 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm This represents an important, positive step forward. Bishops Curry and Dawani are to be commended for their prophetic courage. I hope that, in that vein, Presiding Bishop will go and see not just our pilgrimage sites, but also the heartbreaking situation in places like Hebron, Nablus, Jenin, Gaza, the refugee camps on the West Bank, and Bedouin villages in the Negev. I would love to join such a pilgrimage. And thank you, Matt, for your thorough report. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing May 6, 2016 at 12:58 am And who does Saint Paul call the new Israel? Vicki Gray says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA May 6, 2016 at 6:06 am Two points in the document speak to what Leon raises here:h- Find appropriate ways to exert economic leverage on commercial and governmental actors to end unfair and unjust practices and policies which violate international laws and conventionsg- Encourage reference to the Kairos Palestine message as an established initiative.The Episcopal Peace Fellowship and its Palestine Israel Network have supported these points. May 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm Seems a positive step. We need to give further serious attention to BDS, and studying the Palestinian Kairos document won’t do us any harm either. Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Corinne Cromwell says: Submit a Job Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, May 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm I see no response above to William Thewalt (May 5) but his comments reflect a powerful political voice in USA politics and mass media. It is a voice that seems to contain no listening component to the more rational and loving voices heard at the Carter Center, which reflect what I saw and heard in a visit to the Holy Land and meetings with both Palestinian and Israeli activists. The work for a two-state solution demands all of the prayer and action we can generate in its behalf – which probably needs to include some open dialogue with the sources that have shaped Mr. Thewalt’s views. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm Thank you, Lou, Anne Lynn says: Featured Events May 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm I will never understand why the Episcopal Church supports Palestine, a known aggressor, a supporter of terrorism, an antagonist calling for the destruction of Israel and internally patently corrupt, over Israel. 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Israel-Palestine, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY May 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm Walter Brueggemann, perhaps the leading Christian scholar of the Hebrew Scriptures, most recent book shows that the land of Palestine /Canaan was to be a home for the descendants of Abraham and Sarah conditionally. The condition is that the Torah is followed which required justice for all the residents, including strangers and visitors. Furthermore, the descendants of Ismael are also the descendants of Abram. There can be no peace until their is justice and then reconciliation. What we have today in Israel/Palestine is an apartheid state as witnessed to by Nelson Mandela and former President Jimmy Carter. I have been there and seen it. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Ernie Hammel says: Louis Stanley Schoen says: May 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm I am looking to visit the Holy Land with the leadership of an Episcopal spiritual leader…Is anyone running a tour??? and When… Thank You for your help….My Church is St. Stephens Episcopal Church , Waretown, N.J.Corinne Cromwell… Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Lloyd Casson says: May 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm Finally some sanity… a lone wolf in the sea of moral waywardness which our “leaders” have inflicted on our Episcopal church. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ronald Davin says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Donna Hicks says: Michaae Gillum says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN May 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm I agree. Where is the partner for peace that offers to police it’s population. Israel should never return to the pre 1967 border. Have you ever looked at what the St ate of Israel looked like! It cannot be defended. People who ask for this are asking for Israel to commit to self destruct. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Fr Donald D Heacock says: Rector Bath, NC Middle East, 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 Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (center) introduces Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (left) to His Beatitude Theophilus III, Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine (right), as the Rev. Robert Edmunds, the Episcopal Church’s Middle East partnership officer, looks on.[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined more than 100 church leaders from the Middle East and the United States at the Carter Center last month for an unprecedented summit focused on seeking a lasting two-state solution for peace in the Holy Land and ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.“We honor the land that witnessed to the life and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ affirming his call to justice, peacemaking and to the ministry of justice and reconciliation,” the leaders said in a statement at the conclusion of their April 19-20 summit at the Atlanta-based center founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.Curry described the event as an “unprecedented summit … to look at how we can be a force for good” for Israelis and Palestinians “to find a way forward and to help our governments find a way forward for a just and lasting peace for all of the people of the Holy Land.”Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and Curry were among the Palestinian and American leaders representing all the major Christian churches in the Holy Land and the United States at the two-day summit, titled “Pursuing Peace and Strengthening Presence.” Dawani’s speech is here.Curry said he was particularly struck by the words of the Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun, a Palestinian Christian woman, who is trying “often against incredible odds to help Bethlehem truly be the city where Christ not only was born, but where the presence of Christ and the love of God is really known for all.”For more than three decades the Carter Center – motivated by its motto of “waging peace, fighting disease, building hope” – has hosted landmark events committed to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. The center also has offices in East Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza.“We feel this is one of the most important meetings at the Carter Center this year,” said Carter, addressing the conference.The religious leaders affirmed their belief that a two-state solution “in which both Israelis and Palestinians can live in neighborly relations and at peace with each other, must be viable politically, geographically, economically and socially.”Following the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel has largely controlled East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights in what are collectively identified as the Israeli-occupied territories.The leaders said in their statement that any two-state solution must be based on the pre-1967 borders and the cessation of Israeli settlement construction in the occupied territories.“The continuing occupation of Palestinian lands beyond the 1967 borders and measures and laws that continue to constrain and control the Palestinian population, in contravention of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, must end,” they said. “These actions prevent economic and social development, and constrain the exercise of political rights. We need to focus on bringing a new sense of equality, inclusivity, and mutual respect among all the citizens of the Land regardless of religious affiliation or ethnicity.”Carter, who as U.S. president helped to broker the Camp David Accords in 1978 that formed a peace partnership between Israel and Egypt and returned control of the Sinai Peninsula, told the leaders that he fully agreed with this approach. “But it will not have any effect unless the churches and members here work on them jointly, enthusiastically and aggressively,” he said.The Episcopal Church has long supported a two-state solution in which a secure and universally recognized state of Israel lives alongside a free, viable, and secure state for the Palestinian people, with a shared Jerusalem as the capital of both.The Episcopal Church’s most recent stance on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking was taken at General Convention in June 2015. Resolution B013 “reaffirms the vocation of the church as an agent of reconciliation and restorative justice,” and recognizes that “meaningful reconciliation can help to engender sustainable, long-lasting peace and that such reconciliation must incorporate both political action and locally driven grassroots efforts.”Resolution C018 expresses solidarity with and support for Christians in Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories; affirms the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in healing, education, and pastoral care; and affirms the work of Christians engaged in relationship building, interfaith dialogue, nonviolence training, and advocacy for the rights of Palestinians. The resolution also urges Episcopalians to demonstrate their solidarity by making pilgrimage to Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories and learning from fellow Christians in the region.In Atlanta, the religious leaders also encouraged Christians to make pilgrimages to the Holy Land to understand more deeply the history and nature of the conflict.In addition to official Episcopal Church policy, several dioceses and networks also are engaged in Holy Land partnerships and advocacy, particularly in supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its more than 30 social service institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Territories. These institutions include schools, hospitals, clinics and centers for people with disabilities.The diocese and the institutions also are supported by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization established in 1985.The Palestine Israel Network, part of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, has campaigned for more vigorous church policy to end the occupation, but the Episcopal Church has not supported its calls for boycotts and divestment against Israeli companies that profit from the occupation. Instead, the Episcopal Church supports a policy of positive investment.Dawani addressed the Atlanta conference on the goal of churches in interfaith dialogue. “As a community we seek to act justly and walk humbly with our God. We seek to promote justice for everyone,” he said. “We are not seeking privileges or protection for our own communities. That is a trap which has brought devastation to various religious communities in our region. Everyone loses when one group is privileged. Even the privileged group loses in the end.”In crafting their policy and adopting their action statement, the leaders said their focus was on “the example and teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ on peacemaking [and] the dignity owed to all created in God’s image and kindling the hope that some day there will be a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land.”Another source of major concern is the number of Christians who have left the Holy Land in search of better opportunities and more secure lives overseas.“Churches and church-related organizations need to work together proactively to protect the existing and future presence of Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land,” the leaders said. “The current absence of a just political solution affects their presence and causes many of these Palestinian ‘living stones’ (Luke 19:40) to seek dignified life in freedom outside the troubled Holy Land. A just and peaceful solution is imperative and will contribute to protecting the presence and active participation and involvement of the Palestinian ‘living stones’ in the Holy Land and into a peaceful future.”The full text and list of signatories is available here.Other Episcopalians who attended the summit and signed the statement include the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Robert Edmunds, the Episcopal Church’s Middle East partnership officer; and Sharon Jones, the presiding bishop’s executive assistant.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

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In Northern California, a Christmas service for special-needs children

first_imgIn Northern California, a Christmas service for special-needs children In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Erin Rath says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA martha Knight says: December 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm How wonderful! Coni Johnston says: Rector Collierville, TN The Rev. Andrew Kadel, interim priest-in-charge at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lincoln, California, as Santa, listens to the wishes of a young participant during the Christmas party after the service. Photo: Paula Schaap[Diocese of Northern California] Big stuffed monkeys scattered on the floor in front of the altar and beanbag chairs weren’t what you’d expect to see at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Lincoln, California, which usually holds services in its simple white-washed church building in traditional prayer book fashion.But on Dec. 17, the parish had prepared its worship space for a different kind of service – a Christmas service for special-needs children and their families.Just as the Christmas story is one story of journeys – the young couple looking for a place to have their baby, the shepherds and the three wise men looking for the savior – the evolution of St. James’ service was also a journey, one that began with the mother of an autistic child who wanted a way for her son to be in church. The mother’s priest, the Rev. Andrew Kadel, interim priest-in-charge at St. James’ connected with the Rev. Sarah Quinney, assistant rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roseville, who wanted to bring the children she works with as a music therapist into the church she loves.Developing a special-needs serviceFor Quinney, who led the special-needs service at St. James’, it was a chance to develop the kind of service she had wanted to see happen since she went to seminary at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. As a music therapist experienced in working with children on the autism spectrum and other special-needs children, Quinney has a passion for finding ways to help them enjoy worship with the rest of the church.“Until we figure out a way where they can experience all the sacraments with us in worship, we’re not actually being the church, because they’re not welcome around the table,” she said recently. “They can’t come around the table because their body and their brain don’t allow it. We need to come around their table.”The Rev. Sarah Quinney, assistant priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roseville, California, and a music therapist, leads a special-needs Christmas service that she helped design. Photo: Paula SchaapWhen she was in seminary, Quinney developed a Eucharist for autistic children as a project for her liturgics class, a service she presented at a youth ministry day sponsored by CDSP and the Diocese of California. Though it was a good way to work out the theology of such a service and invite discussion from the attendees, children weren’t present. So Quinney, now assistant rector at St. John’s, Roseville, California, still hadn’t seen her theory put into practice.Until St. James’ came to her for her expertise.Making connections in the dioceseThe congregation is in an agricultural center, north of Sacramento, that is experiencing some of the highest rates of suburban growth in the nation, mostly from retirees, but also from families attracted to the region’s lower-cost, newer housing.Maria and Drew Johnston and their three boys are one of those young families who live in Lincoln community and attend St. James’. The Johnstons’ 13-year-old son, Braden, is autistic and his oldest brother has been diagnosed as being on the spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome. Tyler, their middle son, is “neuro-typical,” Maria Johnston said, as she described a desire to see a service that could include her family. And not only her family.“It’s a joyous way to help families who feel isolated,” she said, speaking from her own experience. “We want the families to know that we hear them, we see them. They are precious to us, as they are to God.”Drew and Maria Johnston with their son, Braden, who is holding the picture he drew for the special-needs Christmas service bulletin. Photo: Paula SchaapBut having Johnston’s desire turn into a full service needed connections to someone who could support that commitment while also figuring out a liturgy that would work. The Diocese of Northern California has been trying to strength its ability to connect people with resources elsewhere in the diocese. One way is through a reorganized deanery structure and it was the deanery structure that made the special-needs connection happen.When the Rev. Cliff Haggenjos, the rector at St. John’s and dean of the Central Deanery, heard about Johnston’s plans to start a service, he referred her to Quinney, said Kadel.Quinney, Johnston and Kadel met a number of time to work out the mechanics of the service and the physical layout to make sure all felt welcomed and safe. Johnston’s son Braden also got involved – a gifted draftsman, he drew and colored the cover for the service program.Another key element was involvement of other Lincoln churches, Kadel said, including Grace Lutheran Church, where Pastor Judith Morgado was an enthusiastic supporter.“It’s very important that this kind of service be a community service and not about a single parish or denomination,” he said. “We need to provide a time for relaxed and non-judgmental worship for families who have all sorts of pressures on them.”A special service happensHence the stuffed animals. And the beanbag chairs because autistic and other special-needs children often need something that makes them feel safe when too much stimulation overwhelms them.The parish had always been supportive of including special-needs children. Two years ago, there was a small service that told the story of Noah’s Ark, done by the Rev. Bill Rontani, the rector at the time, in honor of April’s Autism Awareness Month.This, however, was the parish’s first special-needs service for a major holiday. And with all the stress that those holidays bring, organizers were uncertain whether families, who have all the extra pressure of a special-needs child, would be able to come.Emily Rhoades, 19, a helper at the special-needs Christmas service, arranges the nativity scene. Photo: Paula SchaapThe appointed hour arrived. Parish members who had helped rearrange the church to make a safe space in front of the altar for the children sat waiting in the back pews. The children and their families began to enter. Some of the children made a beeline for the front and the stuffed monkeys. Some hung back, preferring the safe arms of their parents.Quinney asked a time-honored question: “Does anyone want to hear a story?”Using wooden carvings of the nativity scene to keep the children’s attention, Quinney told the Christmas story – she described it as a stripped-down version of the one used in the Godly Play version. Colored light from a stained-glass window fell on a boy’s face and the face of the monkey he cradled, as Quinney told them about the angel who told the shepherds: “Run, hurry, go to Bethlehem. A baby has been born. A baby who changes everything.”One girl became restless and was helped out by her caregiver, who made soft chirping sounds to distract her. But the others stayed with Quinney’s narrative all the way through to the end. Then, they sang, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and sat through a short closing prayer that ended with, “Go forth to eat cookies.”At the Christmas party in the parish hall, Natalie Cooper said she had brought her oldest, son, a special-needs child, along with his younger brother and sister. She said she was happy for “all three kids to connect to the story.”Cooper looked over at her eldest, who had installed himself on a chair next to Santa Claus – Kadel in a Santa costume – after receiving a treat bag.“It’s huge that he’s getting so much time with Santa,” she said.It was also true for a parishioner from Grace Lutheran, an older woman with Down syndrome, who declined to name what she wanted for Christmas, insisting simply, “I love Santa.”The joy in the service and the Christmas party went both ways. “I was looking back at the faces of the families during the service and they looked so pleased,” said St. James’ senior warden Jeptha Rogers. “That was special.”St. James’ is already talking about using their experience with Christmas to develop a special-needs service for Easter.— Paula Schaap is communications director in the Diocese of Northern California. Comments (3) Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Paula SchaapPosted Dec 20, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Submit an Event Listing April 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm A beautiful story about a beautiful service! Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, 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 Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA December 21, 2016 at 9:38 am What a wonderful opportunity for all to experience the Love of Christ! My husband Richard is Drew’s brother, Maria is our sister, Tyler, Dylan & Braden are our nephews. Since we live in VA we miss them greatly. It warms our hearts to know our West Coast family is well and happy.Merry Christmas! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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Guatemalan woman facing deportation receives sanctuary at North Carolina Episcopal…

first_imgGuatemalan woman facing deportation receives sanctuary at North Carolina Episcopal church Refugees Migration & Resettlement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Sonia Katchian says: Submit a Job Listing By David PaulsenPosted May 31, 2017 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 Comments (10) Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rev. Jacqueline Steubbel says: June 2, 2017 at 8:53 pm This is happening all over the U.S. – the deportations I mean. It began in earnest on the Monday after the Friday Inauguration! Please educate everyone you know about what ICE is doing everywhere! Most of those who have been targeted are NOT criminals! Get the word out! Get involved! Pray! Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm Agreed. “the Monday after the Friday Inaguration” Bingo!! Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm Difficult situation indeed. One the one hand, when you overstay your work visa you always run the risk of putting your future spouse and or loved ones at risk of immediate separation due to your own actions, however well meaning. On the other hand the person made a good faith effort to obtain legal status, at least from what this story says. The fact that she was allowed many stays of deportation over two decades and that her case wasnt processed quickly is a symptom of a broken immigration system indeed. What a mess! I don’t blame the ICE agents. They are just enforcing laws that were not enforced by previous administrations of both poitical parties. Hopefully her case is resolved quickly and humanely. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Fabio A Sotelo says: June 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm I salute St Barnabas as well! I am co director of our Episcopal church immigration and sanctuary team and we have just started our discernment process on what it would mean for us to be a sanctuary church. We are unique in our diocese, actually in our state, for having an active Latino ministry where we offer a service in Spanish. Thank you for sharing Juana’s story and we will be praying for her and her family! June 5, 2017 at 8:10 am Thank you for laying out the facts of this case. As usual the mainstream media ignores, obscures or twists the facts that do not fit their narrative. I am an Episcopalian and I love my small suburban church and church family. What I do not like is how the Episcopal leadership, especially the Diocese of the USA sees fit to ignore the laws of our land such as those you mention above. I do not like how the Episcopal leadership sees fit to support every leftist agenda the comes down the road and twist or use scripture to justify their actions. Then there are the supporters and haters that will push back on those of us that do not go along with their views. Thank you Mike for speaking out to expose what is really going on here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET mike geibel says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events June 5, 2017 at 1:15 am There is no moral or theological justification to support the interference with her lawful, appropriate and long overdue deportation. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bill Louis says: June 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm “the Monday after the Friday Inauguration” Bingo!! Mrs. Ortega had been given a “stay of removal” as ICE’s systematically lenient interpretation of tough restrictions meant only for the worst of the worst. On January 20, 2017 the EO’s went down to ICE — apparently with no consideration for who the immigrant was, or what s/he had or hadn’t done with respect to the law. Boom. A grandmother becomes a statistic.And some of you “think” there are no moral or theological justifications?I suppose you would have felt that the extermination of the Jews was justified because of “the laws.”Achtung! Pjcabbiness says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR May 31, 2017 at 6:05 pm As a Sewanee graduate, I am glad to see my faith tradition take a stand on this issue but what is puzzling to me is why this woman would not be granted asylum due to violence in her home country of Guatemala. I have worked as a chaplain for an ICE/Homeland Security complex in Texas and personally saw many ‘illegals’ — that is not a comfortable word for me — who fled violence in their home countries, were vetted and then granted the path to permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. Why now, has ICE decided to ‘punish’ this woman who has lived peacefully here for many years! May God walk with all of you on this journey of faith! Rector Knoxville, TN Catholic Worker says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Immigration, Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 June 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm Some of the facts are missing from the ENS story, which make it sound like Ms. Ortega has suddenly been targeted by the new administration. Other news reports indicate that Ms. Ortega’s application for asylum was denied in 1998 and was denied again in later appeal. We must assume there was good cause to deny the asylum request. In 2001, she was granted “voluntary departure,” which required her to leave the country but would have allowed her to return on visits and to apply for citizenship formally. Instead, she defied the ruling and never left. Almost 20 years have passed since 1998, surely enough time to hire attorneys and process a citizenship application. Her husband is a citizen. Ms. Ortega only started checking in with immigration officials once a year starting in 2011 but only after ICE agents showed up at her job. The ICE office in Charlotte reacted to the fact she essentially was defying its rulings, and ordered her to self-deport by May 31.There are thousands of people whose deportations were not enforced under previous Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Staying within the borders of the U.S. after expiration of a VISA or other documented permission, is not a felony or even a misdemeanor, but is a civil infraction that subjects the person to a fine and deportation. A civil infraction is not “jail time.” However, defying the order to self-deport can subject her to forceful deportation and a ban from re-entry for a period of 10 years. As to the Church and other self-declared “sanctuaries,” 8 United States Code § 1324 makes it a felony punishable by 5 years in prison to “(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation. . .” The Trump EO respects the boundaries of church sanctuaries, but “harboring” an illegal alien is a felony. ICE avoids arrests at “sensitive locations” such as churches but an undocumented immigrant can be arrested regardless of whether they are at a church, synagogue or mosque. ICE has said its deference policy is meant to ensure that people can participate in activities and seek services at places such as churches without hesitation. The policy doesn’t say anything about allowing people to stay in such locations full time as a shield against arrest.Certainly there are illegal aliens, perhaps even Ms. Ortega, who are exactly the type of hardworking, dedicated family people who we want to welcome into the U.S. We are, however, a nation of laws and legal procedures—it’s called due process. Acts of defiance won’t help her case, but if the ENS depiction of her character is accurate, I believe that an immigration judge will reach a just decision.The following link indicates the claims of ICE officers splitting families and midnight raids to arrest non-citizens whose only crime is illegal entry, appears to be exaggerated:https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/an-ice-immigration-raid-in-california?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitterThe link can be found on the website of the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese. The “facts” as reported: “About 90 percent of the immigrants apprehended by ICE in the Los Angeles area have committed crimes, according to agency data that goes through April 29,” that included murder, burglary, domestic violence and repeated re-entry after previous deportation. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA June 1, 2017 at 8:35 am I do celebrate the courage of St. Barnabas for opening the doors to Juana. Faith truly matters. Rector Collierville, TN Kelly Kelley says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Richard Basta says: 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 Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, center front, poses with her family for a photo released by American Friends Service Committee, which is helping her resist a deportation order.[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal church in North Carolina is sheltering a Guatemalan woman as she defies federal orders to leave the country after failing to receive a stay of her deportation.The Guatemalan woman, Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, first came to the United States in the mid-1990s to escape violence in her home country, the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina said in a news release.In April, she was told by federal immigration authorities that she had until May 31 to return to Guatemala, potentially leaving behind her husband, who is an American citizen, and her four children, as well as her job of eight years as sewing machine operator, the diocese said.Working with a Quaker group called the American Friends Service Committee, St. Barnabas in Greensboro agreed to serve as a sanctuary church and take in Tobar Ortega while she fights deportation. She appeared with her family at a news conference held at the church on May 31, as seen in a video that was streamed live on Facebook.“I want to thank the members of this church and the pastors for their support and their help,” Tobar Ortega said in Spanish. “I hope to not spend much time here. I hope to return to my home soon, to hug my children and grandchildren and to be with my family.”The congregation had spent more than a year in a process of discernment before choosing to become a sanctuary church.“There’s absolutely no reason for this woman to be torn away from her family and her community,” the Rev. Randall Keeney, rector at St. Barnabas, said in a news release from American Friends Service Committee. “She’s a child of God and we will give her shelter until ICE drops her deportation order.”The modern sanctuary church movement dates to the 1980s, when some churches began opening their doors to immigrants fleeing wars in Central and South America. It has returned to the national spotlight and picked up steam this year in response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration. Some immigrant communities are on edge amid reports of deportation raids in various cities, with critics accusing the new administration of increasingly targeting immigrants who pose little or no threat to public safety.Numerous Episcopal congregations across the country have been researching whether to offer sanctuary for such immigrants, and some, like St. Barnabas, have committed to provide that haven if needed.The news release from the Diocese of North Carolina says the vestry at St. Barnabas voted unanimously to take in Tobar Ortega after the congregation completed its process of discernment on the sanctuary issue.“Our prayers and our companionship with the immigrant community led us to this place,” Keeney said in the diocese’s news release. “Our simple hope is to support Juana and her family as they so bravely cling to the dignity given to them by God.”The congregation has the backing of the diocese, the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop diocesan pro tempore for the Diocese of North Carolina, said in the news release.“The Diocese of North Carolina is eager and ready to assist our worship communities as they navigate the call to offer sanctuary to persons subject to the harsh realities of a broken immigration system,” Hodges-Copple said. “I have full confidence that each congregation has the capacity to be guided by prayer, research, theology and practicality to make their own decisions about how best to use its resources, including its buildings to the glory of God and in love and service of neighbors in need.”More than 1,900 people have signed an online petition against Tobar Ortega’s deportation order. Her supporters rallied May 31 outside the High Point office of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, asking him to intervene on her behalf.When Tobar Ortega first arrived in the United States, her initial request for asylum was denied, but she received a work permit and was allowed to stay for six years while she appealed the decision on asylum, the diocese said. She went back to Guatemala in 1999 to care for her ailing oldest daughter, and when she returned to the United States, her work permit was revoked. She remained in the United States, and in recent years, she had been checking in with federal authorities regularly while she sought a stay of removal, according to the diocese.That changed last month, when she was told by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to prepare for voluntary deportation.“We’re only asking them to continue to grant her a stay of removal, as ICE has done for the past six years,” Lesvi Molina, Tobar Ortega’s eldest daughter, said in American Friends Service Committee’s news release. “My mom has spent about $17,000 over the last 23 years trying to adjust her status. We would like there to be a path for her to get permanent residency, but ICE just seems to want to punish, not to work with us.”In addition to her husband, two of her children are U.S. citizens, according to American Friends Service Committee. She has two additional children who have been allowed to remain in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a policy that gives preferred consideration to immigrants who arrived in the country as children and who meet certain conditions.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Sonia Katchian says: last_img read more

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VTS seminarians, 2 professors self-quarantined as Episcopal seminaries respond to…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 COVID-19, Health & Healthcare, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service] A group of seminarians and two faculty members at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, have self-quarantined as a precaution against potential exposure to the coronavirus, as VTS and other Episcopal seminaries around the country develop plans to respond to the rapidly evolving outbreak.The quarantined members of the VTS community recently had attended a Lenten series at Christ Church Georgetown in Washington, D.C., according to VTS officials. The Christ Church rector, the Rev. Timothy Cole, later was found to have the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, prompting cancelation of worship services at the church. City health officials also advised anyone who had attended services or events at Christ Church on Feb. 24 or between Feb. 28 and March 3 to quarantine themselves for 14 days from the date of possible exposure.“None of them are showing any symptoms of the virus currently,” VTS said on a webpage for coronavirus updates. “However, we do invite all those who are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 … to stay away from the campus at this time.”Virginia Theological Seminary’s Immanuel Chapel, dedicated and consecrated in 2015, stands beyond the ruins of the 1881 building that was destroyed in a fire in 2010. The ruins are now a memorial garden. Photo: Virginia Theological Seminary/Robert A M Stern ArchitectsVTS also canceled its regular worship services this week at Immanuel Chapel so the facility could be thoroughly cleaned. Seminary officials hope to resume worship there after next week’s spring break. Several other Episcopal seminaries also are heading into spring break and assessing how campus life will change when students return.Spring break begins March 12 and runs through March 22 at the University of the South and its School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. Students leaving for spring break have been asked to log their travel on a registry, Laurie Saxton, a university spokeswoman, told ENS by email.The university’s online updates have included a notice that some athletic teams’ spring break trips to the Los Angeles, California, area have been canceled, and “outreach trips” are under review but hadn’t been canceled as of March 9.“There have not been any cases thus far on campus or in or near Sewanee, but because the situation is changing so rapidly, our response team is meeting daily and the website is updated as often as needed,” Saxton said.And while numerous dioceses around the country are asking worshipping communities to suspend use of the common cup for communion as a temporary precaution, Sewanee had not yet taken that step, though worshippers are being advised they may decline to receive the wine, Saxton said.A number of American colleges and universities, from Stanford University in Northern California to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have announced they are canceling in-person classes and will shift instruction online at a time when health risks are feared at large group gatherings. Episcopal seminaries are assessing and implementing online options as well.Church Divinity School of the Pacific, or CDSP, in Berkeley, California, moved its classes online starting March 10, an arrangement that will continue at least through March 27, according to an online alert. The alert noted that the seminary was following the lead of the nearby University of California campus. The CDSP campus isn’t closing, and meal service will continue.…and is intended to reduce the risk associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Students, staff, and faculty should refer to the email from Dean Richardson for full details. (2/2)— Church Divinity School of the Pacific (@CDSPTweet) March 10, 2020Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, is developing a contingency plan in case the campus needs to shut down due to spread of the coronavirus, Eric Scott, the seminary’s communications director, said in an emailed statement.“We have a plan in place to provide faculty members resources like Google Hangouts and Zoom meeting to allow for the hosting of classes online,” Scott said. “Much of the administrative infrastructure at the seminary is already hosted virtually, so most employees could work remotely if needed.”COVID-19, with symptoms similar to those of influenza, had been confirmed in 109 countries as of March 10, according to the World Health Organization, which on March 11 declared the virus outbreak a global pandemic. Although much remains unknown about the virus, early indications suggest that most cases – more than 80 percent, in one study – are mild and do not require hospitalization.This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically.Even so, more than 110,000 cases and 4,000 deaths have been reported globally, most of them in China, though growing outbreaks in other countries have prompted escalating emergency measures to contain or slow its spread. Italy is on lockdown, with curfews, travel restrictions and other measures to minimize public interaction. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned March 11 that up to 70 percent of Germans could contract the virus.In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 647 confirmed cases and at least 25 deaths as of March 10. At least two of those cases involve Episcopal rectors.In addition to Cole in Washington, D.C., the Diocese of Fort Worth announced on March 11 that the Rev. Robert Pace, rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas, has been hospitalized with the virus. Services at Trinity Episcopal Church have been canceled, and health officials are assessing the potential exposure to 45 people who attended a March 4 Lenten program at which Pace spoke. Cole and Pace both attended the mid-February conference of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, or CEEP, in Louisville, Kentucky, though no evidence has been released so far to suggest they contracted the virus at the conference.With no vaccine yet to check the spread of the disease, people infected or exposed to possible infection have been asked to self-quarantine until the risk of further transmission has passed, usually after two weeks.At VTS, students who need to self-quarantine are invited to do so in their residence halls or apartments, and seminary leaders are developing plans to accommodate any students who may contract the virus, possibly by setting aside a large, empty faculty home for them while they are recovering.As of today, at the recommendation of CDC and the Alexandria Health Department, VTS is moving all classes online — and chapel worship has been cancelled until after Spring Break. For more info, please click on the link below: https://t.co/YHXS5a0XBV pic.twitter.com/c944EjdOji— Virginia Theological Seminary (@VTS_Seminary) March 11, 2020VTS also began March 11 holding all its classes online to discourage large group gatherings. A decision will be made after next week’s spring break on whether to continue that arrangement, communications director Curtis Prather told ENS.General Theological Seminary, or GTS, in New York is in the middle of its spring break and considering its next steps for when seminarians return. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 10 ordered a “containment area” north of the city in New Rochelle because of an outbreak there. On March 11, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases statewide rose to more than 190, including 46 in New York City, according to The New York Times.So far, GTS has followed the Diocese of New York’s lead in advising individuals to take practical steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, such as refraining from intinction, dipping the bread in the wine, at communion during worship services.“While there is palpable anxiety around New York City, given the recent outbreak in the boroughs, we are doing everything possible to communicate the importance of hygiene by signage and email,” Joshua Bruner, the seminary’s communications director, told ENS on March 10. “And we have added hand sanitizing stations throughout the close. Anyone who feels ill should stay home and seek medical attention.”As the outbreak intensifies, however, Bruner said he expects General Theological Seminary will announce additional response plans soon, possibly including online instruction.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN By David PaulsenPosted Mar 11, 2020 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service VTS seminarians, 2 professors self-quarantined as Episcopal seminaries respond to coronavirus’s spread Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Washington, DC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Theological Education Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

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Top 5 Shows Coming to Netflix in February 2016

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mad Men Season 1. 1. Better Call Saul: Season 1 – The prequel spinoff to “Breaking Bad” follows the fateful career of small-time criminal attorney Jimmy McGill, whose questionable choice of clientele eventually leads him to become meth mogul Walter White’s morally bankrupt lawyer, Saul Goodman. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1 – Expanding on the bloody and still-fascinating saga of Lizzie Borden, this fictionalized miniseries depicts theaccused ax-murderer’s life in the years after her exoneration in the killings of her father and stepmother.3. Love: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – They’ve had plenty of romantic misses. But when a jaded Angeleno meets a nerdy guy, they may figure out this “love” thing. Co-created by Judd Apatow.4. Fuller House: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – The Full House adventures continue as D.J. Tanner-Fuller calls upon her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy to move in and help raise her three boys.Lizzie Borden Chronicles5. Mad Men: Season 7: Part 2 – Set in 1960s New York City, this award-winning series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.Here is the full Netflix Schedule for February:February 1A Picture of YouArmageddonBetter Call Saul (Season 1)Charlie’s AngelsCollateral DamageCruel IntentionsA Faster HorseFull Metal JacketGame FaceJennifer 8Johnny EnglishThe Little Engine That CouldThe Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Season 1)Losing IsaiahMasha’s Tales (Season 1)My Side of the MountainPara ElisaPokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of DestructionPokemon: XY (Season 1)Scooby-DooScooby-Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedSin CityStar Trek V: The Final FrontierStardustTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyTeen WitchTin Man: “Search for Emerald”The Year Dolly Parton Was My MomFebruary 2Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the BraveFebruary 3I Love You Phillip MorrisFebruary 4LoveFebruary 5Care Bears & Cousins (Season 2)Hannibal Buress: Comedy CamisadoMad Men (Season 7, Part 2)Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Season 3)February 6Lila & EveFebruary 10DopeThe Girl in the BookFebruary 13The Face of LoveFebruary 15Open SeasonXXYFebruary 16AthsmaAtonementFebruary 17The Returned (Season 2)February 19Cooked (Season 1)Love (Season 1)February 223rd World Cops 2February 23BareFebruary 24Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!February 26Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of DestinyFuller House (Season 1)Theo VonFebruary 27Finding Vivian MaierFebruary 29Ashes and Embers Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSBetter Call SaulLizzie BordenLoveMad Mennetflix Previous articleHow Did Candlemas Day Become Groundhog Day?Next articleApopka Golf & Tennis Club Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Orlando Charity Seeks Volunteers

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Clean the World Announces Relief Effort to Help HaitiOrlando-based social enterprise Clean the World needs hundreds of volunteers here in Central Florida ASAP to support a major, new relief effort to help hurricane victims in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew has killed almost 900 people and left thousands more in southern Haiti in a desperate situation.  Central Floridians can help by supporting the “Haiti Needs Your Help” relief effort. Follow the hashtag #SoapSavesLives on Facebook and Twitter for updates.Clean the World is urgently trying to send 400,000 bars of soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to hurricane victims in southern Haiti. This will help against the cholera outbreak that is likely to follow. Clean the World urges hundreds of volunteers to make a difference this week by visiting its Orlando distribution center to help package the life-saving soap so it can be shipped quickly.“Please invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and church groups to volunteer at our distribution center this Monday to help us move out these hygiene items ASAP,” says Clean the World Founder and CEO Shawn Seipler. “Let’s work together to bring relief and hygiene to our struggling friends in hurricane ravaged Haiti.” Seipler is available for in-studio interviews during your Sunday morning newscast to discuss the “Haiti Needs Your Help” effort.  He is also available for interviews throughout the day this Sunday.  News crews are invited to visit the Clean the World distribution center Monday from 8 AM to 1 PM to interview volunteers working to make a difference.  The center is located at 400 Pittman Street, Suite A in Orlando, FL 32801.Clean the World also needs donations to help pay to ship the soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to southern Haiti.  Every donation of 50 cents will ensure a bar of soap is delivered to a child or mother in need in southern Haiti.  The Orlando social enterprise hopes to raise $200,000 to deliver 400,000 bars of soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to Haiti. To donate, go here.About Clean the World Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The organization collects discarded soap and other hygiene products from more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners and operates recycling centers in North America, Asia, and Europe. Clean the World provides hygiene education and micro-lending to make hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit in developing regions. Through its hygiene kit program, Clean the World provides personal care items to relief organizations throughout North America. Since 2009, more than 35 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 100 countries.  UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I have a lot of clothes to donate Kenly Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCharityClean The WorldHaitivolunteers Previous articleHow to prevent accidental shootingsNext article429 interchange reopens Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Please enter your name here Reply October 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENT 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.last_img read more

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City Council votes unanimously to advance New Errol project

first_img Barbara McLeod Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSErrol EstateSignature H Property GroupThe New Errol project Previous articleFEMA reminder: Know how to react before, during and after a disasterNext articleYou’ve survived the move . . .  now what? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “I’ve always been very impressed with the level of commitment I’ve seen from Signature H. They have invested a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in this. I think when you take a step back and look at this from a larger perspective, the first thing that needs to be said about the Errol project is it’s a redevelopment project. It’s taking an existing piece of ground with more than 2,000 existing property owners and taking a bad situation with the golf course and the clubhouse and trying to imagine something and make it better. In my opinion, it cannot be perfect, because there are too many variables in play. But there’s the old saying that you shouldn’t let the pursuit of perfect become the enemy of good. This is a good project, and it’s a good, well thought-out, well-negotiated, well-presented plan. It’s not going to make everyone happy. But from the larger perspective, it is going to move the Errol community forward, it will create amenities for the younger residents of Errol, and it will create a better future for the city of Apopka as a whole.”The second hearing before the City Council will be on Wednesday, April 11th at 5:30 PM again at the VFW/Apopka Community Center. Please enter your name here March 29, 2018 at 8:55 pm Mama Mia March 29, 2018 at 7:03 pm Reply Reply Over 400 attend a raucous 4-hour meetingBefore a capacity crowd of over 400 people at the VFW/Apopka Community Center on Tuesday night, the Apopka City Commission voted unanimously to move the Signature H Property Group’s New Errol project to the next stage of its approval.The audience was verbal, raucous, passionate, engaged and clearly had sway over the City Commission.In a process that took over four hours to complete, the City Council watched as City Staff and the Signature H Group gave presentations describing the project, and then listened as one attorney and 12 residents spoke during public comments.The vast majority of the audience was in favor of the New Errol project, and many wore the t-shirts distributed by Signature H showing their support. And of the 12 public comments, most made positive remarks about the project.“It is Signature H or it is nothing, and the vast majority of Errol, as you can see, wants this to happen,” said Barbara McLeod, an Errol resident.“Property values are super important to me, as well as to many of you in the community, and I’m excited to see those potentially increase,” said Kellie Cox, also an Errol resident.Dale Fenwick, also an Errol resident, and former Publisher of The Apopka Voice, expressed concerns as the final speaker.“Like most people here tonight, I support the Errol project,” he said. “However, my support is not without reservations.”His primary objection was with buffer zones at the Errol Club Villas.“The Developer claims that the Villa Owners prefer a berm over a wall or a fence one-foot from the property line. And yet the Developer was informed during the March 14th Developmental Review Committee meeting that the City could not rely on the developer’s representations because the City was not involved in the Developer’s meetings with the community.”Fenwick offered a proposal to protect the Villa owners in the form of an amendment.“I would ask that, should you choose to approve this project, as I hope you will, that you include an Amendment that does not limit the possible Villa buffer to only the three options proposed by the Developer. That Amendment might read as follows: “Amend the motion to approve the New Errol Master Plan to require the buffer zone along the Spine Road to accommodate the historic use of the land by the Errol Club Villas Condominium Association and the Villa Owners.” Michael Heaton 5 COMMENTS Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Anybody film any video to post? Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 2, 2018 at 5:08 pmcenter_img We drove by and saw all of the cars parked everywhere around there and said, “Wow, must be the free cheese line”……LOL March 29, 2018 at 9:37 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Well, since you don’t live in Errol… Don’t worry about it ! All it’s going to do is make revenues for the city. That should make you happy. Reply March 29, 2018 at 7:02 pm I wonder if there will be any language in the Developer’s Agreement as to a date of completion for amenities such as the clubhouse, hotel, and assisted living facility so as not to have a very long duration project that we see in Altamonte Springs along I-4 with an incomplete tower for years? During the presentations, many details of the phasing plan were confirmed, including that before the first residential permit is issued, Signature H will dedicate the entire length of the spine road (initially built to support and divert construction traffic) from Errol Parkway to Vick Road and will be required to fully complete the first segment of the spine road from Errol Pkwy to Golf Course Drive. Signature H will also be required to commence construction of the golf course prior to any residential permits being issued. In addition, a bond will be posted by Signature H for the completion of the second phase of the spine road from Golf Course Drive to Vick Road and for the completion of the community park.“One of the key aspects of getting this project where it is today was getting feedback directly from members of the community,” said Helmut Wyzisk III, vice president of Signature H Property Group.Wyzisk referenced over 130 meetings Signature H had with residents over the two year period. Then he reminded everyone about the promises Signature H had made to them.“I look at this crowd and see Errol residents, I see future golfers, I see future waterpark attendees, and I see individuals that don’t want to leave their home, but stay here and age in place at a resort-style assisted living facility. But this isn’t unconditional love and support, this is conditional support. We made commitments to these residents that we’re ready to be held to.“Commissioner Doug Bankson was pleased with those commitments but left Signature H with a warning. “It’s a unique situation to sit on this side of the table. Someone said I’m not liking your job right now. I alluded to this at our last meeting… I have a daughter and you’re wanting to date her and I am the dad who has to say ‘wait a minute you drive a van’. So we have to work through those situations and I have to say one of the biggest issues was the spine road and you clarified it for me. I’d like a compromise on the buffer situation. And all I can say is don’t break their heart.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez was impressed with Signature H and moved by the audience.“This is been a very long process for many of us up here on the Council. Two years in the making. Speaking with residents and getting emails and texts and hours I have spent with Signature H going over the project was important, but listening to the public comments was the most impactful to me. You as the community and the residents have spoken. This is what you want. And what we are up here to do is to give you what you want.”Commissioner Kyle Becker has been the most skeptical of the New Errol project. In fact, he was the lone dissenting vote at the August City Council meeting on New Errol. However, he too was moved by the audience of Errol residents. “Clearly, the support is there. And I’m not ready to put on my Staghorn T-Shirt just yet, but I’m sure you all didn’t bring an extra large-tall either, so you probably don’t have my size. That’s not to say there hasn’t been forward progress. Really what this all predicates on is a buttoned-up Developer’s Agreement which we have not seen that, a final version I should say. We saw a version today, but my thing is we need to see a Developer’s Agreement that puts in there all the firm requirements that have been addressed to these people. Because their stories that they have told tonight need to be taken into account. If you all screw this up, you’re screwing up a lot of people who put a lot of confidence in what you’re doing. I’m not against this project. I asked tough questions because tough questions need to be asked.”Mayor Joe Kilsheimer closed the Council discussion by pointing out what was good about the project. Yeah, and like the City Center……. Reply last_img read more

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OCPS approves high school start time survey

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Orange County School Board reviews high school start time survey questionsDuring the school board work session yesterday, board members reviewed the proposed high school start time survey questions. School board members made several suggested changes to the survey for transparency with the public. The survey does include three models for school start times.The next step is to open the survey window and distribute a revised survey to school and community stakeholders. Board members will review the survey results at a future board meeting to be determined.Use this link to view the survey reviewed during the work session.Here are the current bell times:High School 7:10 – 7:30 a.m. 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.Elementary School 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.Middle School 9:30 a.m. 3:50 – 4:06 p.m. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrange County Public Schools Previous articleBowling Team receives National Championship RingsNext articleAnuvia Plant Nutrients Raises $23 Million in Equity Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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So long AOL Instant Messenger

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAmerica OnlineInstant Messengerthe conversation.com Previous article6 Steps to a Happy Holiday of Healthy Eating FoodNext articleAnother Wekiva River adventure Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate AIM brought instant messaging to the masses, teaching skills for modern communicationToward the mid-1990s, America Online (by then going by its nickname, AOL) was the company through which most Americans accessed the internet. As many as half of the CD-ROMs produced at the time bore the near-ubiquitous AOL logo, offering early computer users the opportunity to surf the internet for a flat fee – at the time, US$19.99 for unlimited monthly access.With nearly half of U.S.-based internet traffic flowing through AOL, the stage was set for a social evolution of sorts that shifted our collective relationship with technology and each other. AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, was launched in May 1997 as a way for AOL users to chat each other in real time, via text.The service’s Dec. 15 shutdown was announced, notably, on a new real-time text communication channel, Twitter. That is just one testament to AIM’s lasting effects on how people use technology to connect today.Interaction, in privateAIM provided a space for discreet real-time interaction, with a layer of privacy not necessarily afforded by the home phone. In 1997, mobile phones were still remarkably expensive (the Nokia 6160 cost about $900 and the Motorola StarTAC cost nearly $1,000) and most could not send text messages. A few savvy tech users used pager-speak to communicate “143” (“I love you”) to their partners; a few others learned how romantic an email can be. But technology-based interactions were limited; they didn’t allow for real-time connection and required access to a landline (if you were on the road, likely a payphone) and a computer terminal.The login page from AIM.com, indicating the platform’s closure on Dec. 15, 2017 – complete with the author’s screen name, first established in 1997 when he was in high school. As of late November, none of his 150+ contacts was logged in. Nicholas Bowman/WVU, CC BY-NDAIM’s debut let friends and family connect in real time through their personal computers. Today, people might debate the proper balance between screentime and facetime in a society in which screens are seemingly everywhere. Yet communication research shows that screentime can complement rather than take away from facetime. For instance, scholars such as sociologist danah boyd argue that these venues were (and are still) critical for teenagers, who used AIM as a private space to engage each other and explore their own identities. For boyd, communication technologies have provided teens with ways to socialize with each other away from structured adult supervision – something that today’s children find increasingly difficult.Screen names and social interactionWhile certainly not the first form of social interaction online, AIM established for many people one of the most critical elements of online identity: the screen name. In a text-only environment, screen names provide some of the only identifying cues for users and become the user’s embodied identity. Through these screen names, the AIM space felt like a social one, populated with real people and personalities rather than cold screens and text. In fact, many people still use their AIM screen name for other social media services, and many more became skilled at creating and maintaining more than one screen name.Unlike face-to-face conversations, technologies such as AIM also allowed conversations to persist on-screen, both in the short term (during the chat) and in the long term (as an archived chat). This can affect how people see themselves, as well as their friends – as users revisit ongoing conversations, they can adapt their language (and even their self-presentation) accordingly.Communication, sans cuesWhen it became popular, the text-only nature of AIM seemed anathema to social interaction – after all, how could people communicate emotions and feelings via text, stripped of the nonverbal cues (such as facial expressions and touch) that are so critical to human communication? People didn’t make the connection to the fact that it’s fairly common to have in-person interactions disrupted by nonverbal cues – such as when someone’s facial expressions don’t match the content of the conversation.Early consensus about communication technology assumed that because the technologies didn’t have nonverbal communication cues, they would be less effective for communication. Tntdj, CC BYCommunication scholar Joseph Walther theorized that a reason communication technologies such as AIM were capable of fostering meaningful social interaction is that users are able to overcome the lack of nonverbals. In fact, he says, systems like AIM made it easier to form relationships online, because people might be less critical or judgmental of each other, knowing that some social cues were missing – and focus more on the words of the conversation itself.AIM is also where many people first saw and used emojis (then still called emoticons) to convey emotional context around ambiguous texts – adding a smiley or a frown-face to clarify what’s meant by a message such as “waiting for you to arrive.”The platform also proved fertile for the development of text-speak abbreviations to save keystrokes – the sorts of “LOL” and “BRB” notes now ubiquitous in smartphone texting. While some feared that teenagers’ use of techno-gibberish would damage their language development, today’s millennials are reading more than any other generation. This use of language suggests they may have more – not less – sophisticated communications skills.AIM as a legacy technologyAs AIM shuts down at the end of 2017, the program can fairly call itself a success. It provided the earliest widespread platform for real-time text-based chat, honing users’ skills for the eventual adoption of smartphone-based texting and microblogs like Twitter. Indeed, as AOL’s own statement about the shutdown says, “The way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed” – in large part because of AIM.Of course, for technology buffs still looking toward bygone technologies, another cue-lean, relational technology introduced in 1997 is making a comeback: The Tamagotchi digital pocket pets were re-released in November. Otherwise, those looking to revisit AIM after its closure might consider the video game “Emily is Away” to play through an interactive scenario with their high school bestie. 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Good news for Apopka home owners and contractors: Orange Co. launches…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear From the Orange County Newsroom MechanicalAir Conditioning Change-out Final Inspection TAGSContractorsCOVID-19Division of Building Safetyhome ownersInspectionsOrange County GovernmentPermits Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleThe Farmworker Assoc. of Florida in Apopka gives away food to struggling families – tonight at 5pm Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ElectricalResidential UndergroundConcrete Encased/Footer Bond Orange County Division of Building Safety continues to advance the speed and efficiency of the permitting process by utilizing new technologies, including enhancements to the Fast Track Online Services permitting and development activity portal, hosting virtual meetings, launching an electronic plan submittal process, as well as offering interactive online trainings, tutorials and digital newsletters.For more information on permits through Orange County, visit: ocfl.net/PermitsLicenses. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here PlumbingIrrigationWater Heater Change-out Final InspectionRe-pipe LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img To keep individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety will now offer remote permit inspections to licensed contractors and homeowners for residential and commercial properties in the region. Orange County Government has adapted quickly to a new workflow and has put in place new operational guidelines during this period to promote safety.Implementing remote inspections is consistent with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ goal of streamlining the permitting process, CDC guidelines and operational recommendations provided by Orange County Government’s Economic Recovery Task Force.Remote inspections will be offered in 30-minute intervals throughout the day, between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. To request a remote inspection, applicants need to download the remote inspection form and ensure that a team member will be on site with a mobile device capable of video calls. A helpful link has been provided by the technology vendor to test the device to be used prior to the time of inspection to reduce the potential for delays. An app download is not required for this service.When requesting the inspection, the job site representative will select a day to conduct the inspection and choose three timeframes, in order of preference. The timeframes are filled in a first-come, first-serve basis.Inspection Types Currently Offered:BuildingWindows and Doors Final Inspection Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O’Kellys

first_imgSunday Jan 20, 2008 Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O’Kellys Leicester vs Leinster at Wellford Road yesterday turned out to be somewhat of a classic. A game full of incident and good rugby, it was marred by a few moments of insanity that are hard to comprehend.Big English front rower Julian White clearly lost his head after something must have been done to him deep in the trenches of the front row. He lost his cool completely, throwing a few airshots and then lining up big Malcolm O’Kelly and lauching a right hook that would have knocked most mere mortals to the ground.The human punch-bag O’kelly barely budged, and White got sent to the bin with nothing more than a yellow card. The citing commission is going to be busy this week.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Simon Shaw gets a two week suspension following the third Test

first_imgMonday Jul 6, 2009 Simon Shaw gets a two week suspension following the third Test British & Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has been suspended for two weeks following the third and final Test against South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.Shaw, whos had a fantastic tour at the age of 35, clumbsily fell with his knees into the back on Springbok scrumhalf Fourie Du Preez.Assistant Referee Vinny Munroe recommended a yellow card to Ref Stuart Dickinson. Shaw spent ten minutes on the sideline.The England second rower appeared before judicial officer Alan Hudson at a hearing on Sunday and was found guilty of dangerous play. Incidentally, Hudson is the same official who was involved in both the Schalk Burger, and Bakkies Botha suspensions.With the Lions tour over and the domestic season not due to start until August, Shaws ban will commence on 9 August and finish on 22 August.While many will feel that a yellow card was sufficient punishment, Shaws dangerous knee into the back caused pain and discomfort to Du Preez, who stayed on but struggled, and was later replaced by Ruan Pienaar.The precedent seems to have been set, as judiciary officers appear to now be taking the outcome of misdemeanours into account. :: Related Posts :: Simon Shaw red carded for knee in back in 2004 Time: 01:28ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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The Top 10 ‘Out of Africa’ Moments of All Time

first_imgSaturday Sep 28, 2013 The Top 10 ‘Out of Africa’ Moments of All Time This weekend the biggest clash of the Rugby Championship is arguably the game between the Springboks and the Wallabies in Cape Town. Over the years there have been some great moments taking place in South African rugby, so Sean Maloney and crew pay tribute to them with this extended Top 10 Out of Africa moments.The guys at Rugby HQ in Australia have trawled their archives and come up with some classic clips, both humourous and great to watch for the quality of rugby.Office Jannie, who you’ll remember from their recent #BeatTheBoks campaign, makes a return to show Maloney and Nathan Sharpe all they need to know about braaing borewors and sosaties.Then we get right into it, focussing on some of the most memorable moments in recent years.Some of the clips on show include Robbie Fleck’s howler against the Sharks in 2001, Bryan Habana’s wonder try (scored from the restart after scoring another try) in 2005, lock Victor Matfield’s chip and chase, and Stirling Mortlock’s great winning kick from the touchline in 2000.Below is part one but in the next segment, which is the actual Top 5, we have more great tries and funny moments, and one that British & Irish Lions fans might not want to watch. Fair to say it could be a bit of a dig from the good folk in Australia.View part two of this enjoyable feature, the Top 5 Out of Africa MomentsPart Two brings us the Top 5 moments, according to Rugby HQ in AustraliaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Top 5 compilations Related Articles 240 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 Biggest Hits of the Year 242 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 BLOOPERS of the Year! 244 WEEKS AGO Powerful Top 5 ‘Tongan Thor’ moments From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Scott Higginbotham pleads innocence but red card wrecks Reds opener

first_imgFriday Feb 23, 2018 Scott Higginbotham pleads innocence but red card wrecks Reds opener The Queensland Reds had a nightmare start to their Super Rugby campaign as they lost a man after just ten minutes, leading to a heavy 45-19 loss at the hands of the Melbourne Rebels. Scott Higginbotham had a match to forget after he made this tackle early on.After consultation with the TMO, referee Brendon Pickerill summed things up and opted to send the Reds skipper off after his dangerous shoulder charge to the head of ball carrier Matt Phillip.31-year-old Higginbotham argued that Phillip had been falling into the tackle, but the amount of force used and the lack of arms in the challenge meant that Pickerill was left with the choice between a lenient yellow or a sterner red, as per World Rugby directives on contact with the head.“It was a violent incident, and they had a good look at it. You can’t go high,” said Fox Sports commentator Greg Martin at the break. “If he didn’t hit him in the head with a shoulder, he wouldn’t have got a red card.”Shortly after that, the Reds were down to 13 men after second rower Lukhan Tui (see below) picked up and dumped former Reds halfback Will Genia into the turf. That might have looked like a more clear cut red card, but Pickerall opted for a yellow card only on that occasion. With the Reds down on numbers for most of the match, they did well to lead at the break, but then Genia’s side took control and ended up scoring seven tries to three, for a comfortable opening round win.UPDATE: Higginbotham has been suspended for 3 weeks. Tui will face his hearing on Tuesday.The Lukhan Tui incident:credit: sanzaar/rugbypassADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Player suffers horrific injury as boot slices through his scalp

first_imgFriday Mar 29, 2019 Player suffers horrific injury as boot slices through his scalp A Randalstown Rugby Club flanker suffered a horrific head injury this week, leading to him stopping with rugby immediately and urging all other rugby players to consider the benefits of using head gear when playing. WARNING: The following images are graphic so please be warned and click away now if you’d rather not see an open head wound. ADVERTISEMENTJust ten minutes into a vital Kukri Championship 2 league game against Clogher Valley on Tuesday, Randalstown flanker Kyle Hetherington says he got into an awkward position in a tackle and the opposition player’s boot sliced right down the side of his head.“I put my hand on my head then I started going into shock a bit… I can remember the screams to stop the game from the opposition players,” 27-year-old Kyle told us.The boot sliced through his scalp, causing immediate concern on the field. He says he lost a huge amount of blood and nearly passed out a few times.After being treated, he had received 20 staples, 4 stitches beneath the surface, and 4 stitches over. He also had paper stitches on his eyebrow.Hetherington says that he has decided to retire from rugby, after having now permanantly lost feeling in that part of his skull.ADVERTISEMENT“It scared the shit out of me to be honest. I literally thought I was going to die every time I almost passed out because of the amount of blood I lost! I was very unwell at the time. And the fact that I have lost feeling in my head has freaked me out.”While he says that he doesn’t know if the other player was using blades or had metal studs on his boots, he now strongly advises players to consider using scrum caps.“I am now an advocate for scrum caps. I think the way it happened, any stud or blade could have done that damage. I think its important to see why head gear is important. I had never seen the importance, now im trying to get everyone to wear one. With a scrum cap this wouldn’t have happened.”ADVERTISEMENTOn hanging up his boots, he said he’s not upset but disappointed that he didn’t go out on his own terms.“I always knew it would be a major injury that would finish me. I have had broken noses, wrists and thumbs this past year alone, and I keep coming back.“I still love the sport and always will. I’ll be down watching tomorrow and next Wednesday night to see the season close and I’ll do the same next year. My mind is made up but would love to get into coaching.”We wish Kyle all the best with his recovery! Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Bermingham House / ENSITU

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376644/bermingham-house-ensitu Clipboard Year:  Area:  480 m² Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bermingham House / ENSITUSave this projectSaveBermingham House / ENSITUSave this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutHouses•Gamboa, Panama Year:  2009 Bermingham House / ENSITU CopySave this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutRecommended ProductsFastenersFastmount®Panel Fastener – Very Low ProfileFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Wood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminatePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaWood-Look Porcelain tiles – FustaText description provided by the architects. In 2005 we were engaged by the clients to design this single family residence in the small town of Gamboa, midway along the Panama Canal between Panama City to the south and Colon to the north. The new house was to be built on the remains of a multi- family residential structure that had been irretrievably damaged during the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989 when it had been occupied by National Guard troops; of the original three story concrete and wood building only the concrete post and beam ground floor structure had survived. In addition to considering the requirements of a family of five we were asked to think about how to make the house work with minimal mechanical cooling systems and glazing in a tropical environment where such artefacts are generally considered to be essential. Save this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutGiven the large footprint of the original structure, we decided that the new living quarters should occupy only one quarter of the available structure, with the remaining seventy five percent given over to ancillary functions and open air courtyards. The various programmatic components of the house have been arranged on three levels. On the ground floor the main entrances, children’s rooms, garage, work shop, storage and laundry room are arranged around two garden courtyards, while the living and dining room, kitchen, outdoor decks, swimming pool and hot bath are located on the second level, with the parent’s master bedroom suite on the third floor. This latter space opens on to the double height living/ dining room and from the bedroom balcony the canal and passing ships can be seen in the distance at the edge of the town.Save this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutIn response to the client’s original request, the building employs passive climate control strategies throughout. The ground floor perimeter of the building has been enclosed with solid and fixed louvered walls that allow cross ventilation through the open air courtyards which have been planted with shade trees and ground cover to assist in the natural cooling of the building. The upper two levels of the house are clad with fixed teak panels, operable louvers and sliding louvered and screen doors that can be adjusted to capture daylight and prevailing north breezes or to protect against rain and insects.  Floors are exposed river pebble aggregate concrete on the ground level and wood on the upper levels, both inside and out. Together with the hipped galvalume roof, double height cross ventilated main living space and shade gardens, the thick wood louver sections of the facades effectively reduce interior temperatures and humidity, creating as a result a surprisingly comfortable micro- climate. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPrague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsMedia Library of Montauban / Colboc Franzen & AssociésSelected Projects Share Architects: ENSITU Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Panama “COPY” Photographs:  Sylvia Grunhut+ 31 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376644/bermingham-house-ensitu Clipboard CopyAbout this officeENSITUOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGamboaHousesPanamaPublished on May 26, 2013Cite: “Bermingham House / ENSITU” 26 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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House Z / HPSA

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Dietmar Hammerschmid+ 16 Share Year:  Projects 2013 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479049/house-z-hpsa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479049/house-z-hpsa Clipboard “COPY” photographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidPhotographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidSave this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This single-family home is situated on a slightly inclined plot in a quiet Austrian village. The design refers to the surrounding by it´s ground level entrance that makes the slope come alive when using the staircase that leads up to the main floor. Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidArriving here the floor plan divides living area from the bedrooms by using a u-shaped typology that creates a familiar garden patio. The bathroom is oriented to an inner courtyard which walls are made of rough in-situ concrete.  Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidThe concept of the house offers great panoramic views while generating cozy atmosphere inside. Project gallerySee allShow lessEngawa House / BLOXASSelected ProjectsAIA Awards Four with 2014 Institute Honors for Collaborative AchievementArchitecture News Share Architects: HPSA Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img House Z / HPSA Austria Year:  Houses House Z / HPSASave this projectSaveHouse Z / HPSA “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Austria CopyAbout this officeHPSAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustriaPublished on February 23, 2014Cite: “House Z / HPSA” 23 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten

first_img IQ Real Estate GmbH CopyUrban Planning, Apartments•Cologne, Germany Urban Planning Kunkel + Partner GmbH & Co. KG Structural Design: Project Development:Beate Brune, Beate BruneBuilding Planning Work Phases 6 7:DORNIEDEN Generalbau GmbHBse Planning:Veit Brieden IngenieureBuilding Physics:Ingenieurbüro Heinrichs, Hürth-EfferenOutdoor Areas:thorsten zietz landschaftsarchitekt, DüsseldorfClient:DORNIEDEN PARK LINNÉ GMBH & CO. KGDesign/Responsible Partner:Johannes KisterDesign Team:Ruth Hofmann, Astrid Kunz, Magdalena MazurkiewiczCity:CologneCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yohan ZerdounRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. PARK LINNÉ Cologne: Laying of the foundation stone for 50 additional apartments‘PARK LINNÉ represent another example of how to convert industrial fallow sites into a lively urban district with stimulating effects on the surroundings’, client Michael Dornieden emphasises. In the presence of Senior Mayor Jürgen Roters, the laying of the foundation stone for the urban centre of the quarter, the three city villas LACANDÓN, TORRES and CRISTÓBAL, was now celebrated. The villas will provide 50 new apartments with floor areas ranging from 65 to 187 square metres and 64 parking spaces in the underground car park. The design was originated by kister scheithauer gross architekten (ksg) from Cologne, who implement a total of nine city villas (E2-E10) and one apartment complex (F1+G1) in the PARK LINNÉ development.Save this picture!Master PlanElegant city villas, classic townhouses, trendy lofts, and stylish city apartments, embedded in a unique garden landscape, at the highest level – that is how the client, DORNIEDEN PARK LINNÉ GMBH & CO. KG, formulated his wishes. The urban planning concept is based on the image of an urban quarter with proportioned streetscapes and discernible detached houses. This ensemble is framed by distinctive, higher corner buildings, which define the new spatial edges.Save this picture!© Yohan ZerdounThe buildings LACANDÓN (E8) and LA GALLEGA (E3) serve to define a gate situation leading into the interior of the site under development. The space derives its order from the staggering of building depths and heights. Towards the south, an imaged sequence of squares develops along an axis, which is further emphasised by the positioning of groups of trees. ‘Clear shapes and inherently consistent façades characterise the external appearance of PARK LINNÉ“, Professor Johannes Kister explains.Save this picture!ElevationWith protrusions and recesses the different alternating plastered surfaces in bright colours give the buildings a classic-modern appearance. The entrance portals are partly equipped with wooden doors as well as stone slabs and visually structure the entire ensemble. Furthermore, windows predominantly extending down to the floor, loggias and roof terraces determine the architecture. Considerately worked out details of the respective entrance situation give each villa its individual charm and strengthen the generation of an address.Save this picture!© Yohan ZerdounThe COLÓN apartment complex (F1+G1) has already been completed and the other residential units shall be ready for occupancy as from the end of 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessJuuL House / NKS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBuilding no. 8 / Skälsö ArkitekterSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Eupener Straße, 50933 Cologne, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  24309 m² Area:  24309 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509961/park-linne-kister-scheithauer-gross-architekten Clipboard Germany 2014 Project Management: Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architektenSave this projectSavePark Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten Projects 2014center_img Architects: KSG Architekten Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Year:  Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!© Yohan Zerdoun+ 8 Share photographs:  Yohan ZerdounPhotographs:  Yohan Zerdoun Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509961/park-linne-kister-scheithauer-gross-architekten Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKSG ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismUrban PlanningResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCologneHousingGermanyPublished on May 29, 2014Cite: “Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten” 29 May 2014. 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SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531406/salva46-miel-arquitectos-studio-p10 Clipboard SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10Save this projectSaveSALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10 ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531406/salva46-miel-arquitectos-studio-p10 Clipboard 2014 Area:  65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Asier RuaCost:1.230 €/m2City:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Asier RuaRecommended ProductsLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresText description provided by the architects. Salva46 is our investigation into flexible co-existence.Exploring the nomadic lifestyle of the 21st century. Where movement and fluidity contrast with privacy and stability.  An experiment in shared micro living – two equally balanced spaces pivoted by a central communal area. A play of opposites in a world of conformists.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe specifications: Two independent units each housing four internal zones. Focusing on the basic requirements of Sleep, Work, Relaxation & Hygiene. A balanced equilibrium for physiological and mental well-being. One unit in each façade of the building, sharing access to the central common space which contains the kitchen, dining and social functions.Save this picture!© Asier RuaThe Premise: the balance of privacy. During the day each inhabitant can enclose and secure their space without blocking the traverse of natural light. While during the night, both can isolate and cocoon the units by sliding the solid doors.  The 3.40m height funnels energy to the upper levels with two multipurpose mezzanines levitating over the beds. Channeling natural light into the shower and perhaps the odd wayward glance from above. Save this picture!© Asier RuaEcology, restoration and up-cycling are all central to the theme, with the recovery and replacement of the original hydraulic mosaic tiles. The kitchen, which had a past life near Sitges, was adapted and re-used, complementing the rich patchwork of mosaic carpet and hydraulic perimeters.Save this picture!© Asier RuaThe clean modern lines of industrial parquet contrasts with the cracks and crevasses of the 19th century exposed brickwork. Frozen in time by a white oxidation, with the up-lit luminosity highlighting the buildings imperfections.  Relaxed furniture pieces complete the experiment, combining a balance of woods, stone & metal structural elements. No one will say we didn’t enjoy the journey… we hope the tenants do too!Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHeydar Aliyev International Airport Baku / AutobanSelected ProjectsUsers Create the Color in this Super-Sized KaleidoscopeArchitecture News Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment, Coliving•Barcelona, Spain Spain SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10 “COPY” Architects: MIEL Arquitectos, Studio P10 Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Asier Rua+ 19 Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeMIEL ArquitectosOfficeFollowStudio P10OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingRefurbishmentColivingSagrada FamiliaBarcelonaSpainPublished on August 04, 2014Cite: “SALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10 ” 04 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Glass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig

first_img 2008 Photographs ArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871806/glass-farmhouse-olson-kundig Clipboard Industrial Architecture Photographs:  Tim Bies, John Clark Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Glass Farmhouse / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveGlass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig Projects CopyIndustrial Architecture, Houses•United States “COPY”center_img Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: B-K Lighting, Lightolier, Quantum Windows & DoorsSave this picture!© Tim BiesText description provided by the architects. Surrounded by wheat fields on a high-altitude plateau stand a small glass house and a solid, traditional barn. The owners, inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House, wanted a refuge that opens up to the prairie and mountains. The structures are conveniently close to each other and enjoy a sense of isolation at the end of a long country road. The roof of the wood-frame barn, which houses farm equipment below and guest rooms above, was inspired by the local vernacular and is echoed in the shed roof of the glass house.Save this picture!© John ClarkSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tim BiesThree sides of the house consist of high-efficiency glass framed with steel; on the north is a solid exterior wall. Inside the transparent shell, living, eating, and sleeping areas surround an enclosure that contains the bathroom, study, and storage. The house rests on a concrete slab supported on a concrete foundation. In this way, the heat-absorbing and—releasing thermal mass is isolated from the ground plane. The window system combines transparency with energy-efficiency. Heat loss and gain is managed largely by the orientation of the house: on the south side, an eyebrow, or light shelf, deflects midday summer sun but admits low-angle winter sunlight.Save this picture!© Tim BiesProject gallerySee allShow lessConstruction Begins on Project to Transform Railway Hangar into a Mixed-Use Library …Unbuilt ProjectWorld Architecture Festival Announces the 2017 Awards ‘Super Jury’Architecture News Share Area:  1440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Glass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871806/glass-farmhouse-olson-kundig Clipboard Save this picture!© Tim Bies Share CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 22, 2017Cite: “Glass Farmhouse / Olson Kundig” 22 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?玻璃农舍 / Olson Kundig是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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The Vault House / OBBA

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884022/the-vault-house-obba Clipboard Architects: OBBA Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer: The Vault House / OBBA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884022/the-vault-house-obba Clipboard CopyHouses•Hadong-gun, South Korea Houses Year:  Construction:Heenam YangSite Area:528.50 m2Site Coverage Area:94.59 m2Building To Land Ratio:17.89% (Max. 100%)Floor Area Ration:17.89% (Max. 20%)Architects In Charge:Sojung Lee, Sangjoon KwakDesign Team:Hyunjin Choi, Daae Kim, Sunhee YoonCity:Hadong-gunCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. When did this happen? The faces of our city have lost their characters. Dull façade of apartment buildings surrounds city and streets full of cars are gradually turning into a dreary parking lot. The moment where a street meets a building is cut off by a faceless wall and the space between houses has turned into unidentifiable space with a wall separating them.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinIf you look into the definition of a wall, it is an architectural structure designed to protect inside from outside primarily from intrusion, to define a boundary and to block views from outside for personal privacy. Between what and what is a wall defining a boundary? From what does a wall distinguish something? Is a wall used to distinguish the boundaries of my private land, or to show off my status? Or is it used carelessly regardless of its function?Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe project is a small house of 82 m2, in Bipa-ri, Hadong in Gyeongsangnamdo. Three brothers in their 50s who were born and raised in the town but now live with their own family in the city wished to build a new house for their elderly mother on where the old house used to be.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe site is basically surrounded by endless farmland on its all sides. However, trains pass by on its Southeast and Bipa Island boasts its small but impressive forest of green pine trees all year round on its Northwest. Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinOur biggest concern about this project was defining the relationship between private space and the rest in a countryside where all sides are open to crop fields. Fence wall is generally installed along the boundary of the entire site, away from the actual house. In this case, however, we incorporated the fence wall as a part of the building in order to create several types of intermediate/transitory space between private and public space.Save this picture!© Jaekyung KimThe building has an enigmatic face. It is difficult to tell which is the main entrance or how is the house arranged. Curvilinear brick walls wrap around the house and an elegant/neat/orderly entrance is hidden next to a slit on the brick wall.Save this picture!PlanThe house is composed of a living room with generous openings toward the North and South, and a master bedroom and two guest bedrooms on the East. Each end of the living room has a small pocket garden formed by the curvy brick walls. The curvy wall on the North has an arch shaped opening on top that allows view toward the greens of Bipa Island from the living room. The one on the South with an arch shaped opening on the bottom blocks wind and noise from the railroad while the opening visually and physically connects the space with the backyard behind the wall.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinA guest bedroom on the East also has pocket garden which is enclosed by a semi-circular wall with a diameter of 7.5m, extended from the house’s wall. The extended wall prepares for future changes that may come due to the newly built railway station, blocks noise from the streets that will be expanded due to the city’s plan, and ensures privacy of the residents. There is a small opening on the bottom of the wall for neighboring dogs and cats to freely pass through. One of the master bedroom’s wall and kitchen’s wall grows out similarly to screen the bedroom from the streets and to provide shades and storage space for the kitchen, respectively.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section 02By designing fence wall, which is commonly treated as an entity independent from the building, the house could be more functional and acquire more flexible form. Furthermore, the transitory spaces created by extended curvy walls allow richer spatial experience and add character to the moment where they meet with public space. Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinWe look forward to see intriguing moments characterized by with intermediate spaces between two different spaces and a connecting point anticipating to be filled with excitement.Save this picture!© Jaekyung KimProject gallerySee allShow lessWenzhou Dalton Elementary School / FAX ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsMuay Thai Space / BWAOSelected Projects Share 2017center_img The Vault House / OBBASave this projectSaveThe Vault House / OBBASave this picture!© Kyungsub Shin+ 28 Share Area:  95 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Eagon, Kujungmaru, Samhan C1 Thekujo, Byungsoon Park Photographs Photographs:  Kyungsub Shin, Jaekyung Kim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project MEP Engineering: IECO Engineering “COPY” South Korea CopyAbout this officeOBBAOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHadong-gunSouth KoreaPublished on November 22, 2017Cite: “The Vault House / OBBA” 21 Nov 2017. 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El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica

first_img Costa Rica Manufacturers: Extralum, Lafarge Holcim, FV, METALCO, PlycemCollaborator Architects:Carlos A. Bolaños A., Daniela M. Chaverri C., Ana Rosa Alan, Andrey Blanco, Cesar DelgadoEngineers:S3 Ingenieros; Jose A. Murillo.Architect In Charge:Carlos A. Bolaños A.City:GuácimaCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.Text description provided by the architects. Located in a rural area in the outskirts of San Jose, is [El Establo]. A project that was thought to have a very honest relationship with both its natural and constructed context. The concept of the project stems from the structures for the stables, very common in the area that regularly has horse’s establishments.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.A relatively warm zone throughout the year motivated us to implement climate conditioning strategies such as long overhangs and cross ventilation, typical of tropical architecture. The area, although it is 20 km from San Jose, has conditions closer to the dry tropical forest.Save this picture!Floor PlanConceptually, the project is inhabited between bays. The repetition of these bays is what promotes dwelling and its habitability becomes from the space in between. It was given particular importance that this habitability had a very strong relationship with the outside, the house is designed so that the border between the outside and the inside is lost once it opens.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.The concept was built with affordable materials and easy acquisition, to achieve a project high in cost benefit and accessible to the owners. The prefabrication of the bays for their eventual installation, generated that the constructive process was relatively fast, representing significant savings. Also, the materials were handled honestly, with local labor, and without makeup.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!IsometricNeighbors warned that in the rainy season the property suffers from small accumulations of rainwater that emerges from the earth, so the project was thought light weighted, on piles that became floor, wall and ceiling in a single intention in shape of bays.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.However, after saying all of the above, the most important thing for us as architects of the project is not the project as such, but rather that it reflects its owners, people with a big heart, simple and honest. If the project at the end of the process made them feel identified, we as architects feel successful. More than customers, they have become our friends and have invited us to the process of maturation and use of their built space.Project gallerySee allShow lessCORE 9 / Beaumont ConceptsSelected ProjectsLaurian Ghinitoiu Captures Dreamlike Nature of Junya Ishigami’s Work at Fondation Ca…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Las Vueltas de La Guácima, Provincia de Alajuela, Guácima, Costa RicaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyResidential Architecture•Guácima, Costa Rica ArchDaily “COPY” Residential Architecture 2017 Photographs “COPY” El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa RicaSave this projectSaveEl Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Photographs:  Roberto d´Ambrosio S. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891038/el-establo-plup-studio-costa-rica Clipboard Projects Area:  0 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891038/el-establo-plup-studio-costa-rica Clipboard El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.+ 16Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Year:  Architects: [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this office[Plup!] Studio Costa RicaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureGuácimaCosta RicaPublished on March 29, 2018Cite: “El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica” [El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica] 29 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Scotts Tower / UNStudio

first_img Scotts Tower / UNStudio Projects Scotts Tower / UNStudioSave this projectSaveScotts Tower / UNStudioSave this picture!© Darren Soh+ 22Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  16855 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907120/scotts-tower-unstudio Clipboard Apartments 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907120/scotts-tower-unstudio Clipboardcenter_img CopyApartments•Singapore “COPY” Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Darren SohExecutive Architect:ONG&ONG, SingaporeProject Management:Arcadis, SingaporeLandscape Architect:Sitetectonix, SingaporeStructural Engineer:KTP Consultants, SingaporeMechanical Engineer:United Project Consultants, SingaporeInterior Design (Residential Units):Creative Mind Design, SingaporeArchitect In Charge:Ben van Berkel, Astrid PiberDesign Team:Ger Gijzen, Konstantinos Chrysos, Luis Etchegorry, Cynthia Markhoff, Elisabeth Brauner, Shany Barath, Thomas van Bekhoven, Iris Pastor, Rodrigo Cañizares, Albert Gnodde, Mo Ching Ying Lai, Grete Veskiväli, Philipp Weisz, Samuel Bernier Lavigne, Lukasz Walczak, Alicja Chola, Cheng GongCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Darren SohRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The Scotts Tower is situated on a prime location in Singapore, close to the Orchard Road luxury shopping district and with views encompassing both nearby parkland and the panoramic cityscape of Singapore City.Save this picture!© Darren SohThe 18,500m2, 31-storey, 231-unit tower consists of 1 to 3-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom penthouses, along with expansive landscaped gardens, sky terraces, penthouse roof gardens and a variety of recreational facilities.   Save this picture!© Darren SohBen van Berkel: “An interesting facet of The Scotts Tower is the way that it reacts to the urban context of Singapore. Instead of the more usual means of planning a city horizontally, we have created neighbourhoods in the sky: a vertical city where each zone has its own distinct identity.”Save this picture!© Darren SohVertical City & Home The design concept of The Scotts Tower is that of a vertical city incorporating a variety of residence types and scales. The tower is divided into four different residential clusters, denoted as ‘neighbourhoods’. Within each of these neighbourhoods, individual identity is given to each unit by means of type, scale, distribution and articulation of outdoor space and the possibility for personalisation of the interior layout. Terraces unique to each unit type further enhance the personalised feel.Save this picture!Analysis diagramBen van Berkel: “The balconies, combined with the zoning of the individually framed neighbourhoods, in The Scotts Tower create different scales of detail in the structure; both intricate, smaller details and larger gestural details. In The Scotts Tower the balconies form part of the interior furniture.”Save this picture!© Darren SohFrameThe nearby green area to the West of the tower is extended into The Scotts Tower site initially by means of a ground level landscape concept designed by Sitetectonix. This ground level concept incorporates a multi-layered environment which links together the different zones and recreational facilities available to the residents.Save this picture!© Darren SohThe vertical city concept along with the green areas are bound together by two gestures: the ‘vertical frame’ and the ‘sky frames.’ The vertical frame organises the tower in an urban manner. It unites the tower into one ‘vertical city’, but also provides clear distinctions between the four residential clusters, providing the neighbourhood effect.Save this picture!Analysis diagramThe sky frame – at the lobby (level 1 and 2) and sky terrace (level 25) – organise the amenity spaces and green areas of the tower and provide areas with panoramic views. The communal nature of these spaces also encourages interaction among users, enhancing the neighbourhood concept.Save this picture!© Darren SohLobby designA verdant landscape unifies the communal outdoor spaces. An extension of this quality, through the use of natural materials, was the primary design intention for the lift lobbies of the tower.Save this picture!© Darren SohMarble tiles are arranged on the floor in a random pattern and extend upwards on the lower part of the lobby walls to extend the space. Above this, curvilinear wooden ribbons fold on to the ceiling and span across the lobby, connecting both ends and introducing motion and residential warmth into the space.Save this picture!© Darren SohProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla on the Lake / MecanooSelected ProjectsHofmann House / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:38 Scotts Road, SingaporeLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Singapore Architects: UNStudio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeUNStudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSingaporePublished on December 10, 2018Cite: “Scotts Tower / UNStudio” 10 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?新加坡 Scotts大楼 / UNStudio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Alessandro Magi Galluzzi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” Design Team:Simone Subissati, Alice CerigioniClients:Carlo ZingaroStructural And Mechanical Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiStructural Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiMechanical Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiCity:PolverigiCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. DESIGNED BY SIMONE SUBISSATI ARCHITECTS, THE BORDER CROSSING HOUSE SITS ON THE HILLS OF THE MARCHE REGION IN ITALY, LETTING THE LANDSCAPE TAKE CENTER STAGE. A SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY FEDERICA BIONDI TELLS ITS SPACES AND ITS PHILOSOPHY.Proudly standing on the hills in the Marche region of Italy, the “Border Crossing House” by Simone Subissati Architects is a private residence that recovers the essential orthography of local rural houses, while evoking the experimentations of some of the protagonists of the Italian radical avantgarde. A building that works with the environment and takes cues from the landscape. A new film by Federica Biondi, set during a day of harvesting, narrates its essential and unique qualities of the house.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziLush grass fields surround the “Border Crossing House”, the private residence built by Simone Subissati Architects in Polverigi, in the hills near Ancona, Italy. Set on a ridge, between the city and the countryside, this house, traversed by the landscape, fits into the territory, exploring the theme of the border and searching for new forms of permeability in space and time. Simone Subissati was trained in the Florentine school of architecture and a pupil of Remo Buti and Gianni Pettena, exponents of the Radical movement. He designed the residence with clean and original forms, bringing together the orthography of traditional rural constructions and the experimentation of various architectural experiences to create a project meant to make a difference. An architecture with a strong conceptual soul, captured by director Federica Biondi in the short film “Rustico” she just completed. “Rustico” tells the story and the poetics of the Border Crossing House and explores its unique luxury, one that does not rely on opulence and ostentation, but on space, freedom and flexibility of use.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe rectangular building, covered by an asymmetrical double-pitched roof, runs from east to west, in close relation with the surrounding cultivated land. The presence of numerous openings, different in shape and function, turns the house into a sort of device that connects the hilly landscape with the intimate, domestic space. The Border Crossing House designed by Simone Subissati is the outcome of a reflection on inhabited space seen as a threshold: the house relies upon its relationship with the outdoors, intended as a territory extended to the extreme of one’s gaze. No fences guard the Border Crossing House. It is located at the edge of the town of Polverigi, where cultivated fields are. Grass reaches the very edge of the house, which is surrounded only by a thin pavement. A strip of decorative perennial grasses ideally envelopes the house, as if it belonged to the fields (cultivated with wheat, barley, field beans, sunflower).Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“The idea was to overflow, to break the boundaries, without following conventions whereby the private living space is separated from the agricultural workspace.”Simone Subissati.The ground floor, dedicated to the living area, is characterized by the presence of a deep red coating (the main body is made of iron painted with an anti-rust primer). The upper floor, in addition to housing the sleeping area, also includes a large open space contained by a light frame covered with a micro-perforated and pre-tensioned membrane. It distinguishes itself by the color white and it gets completely illuminated at night. A large central portion of the volume is left open on the ground floor and can be crossed from side to side. In addition to this opening in the building, large sections of the metal enclosure easily turn into apertures thanks to the windows, which, when opened, are orthogonal to the facade. This allows the living room, kitchen, and spa to establish a direct relationship with the outside space. Thanks to these devices, the volume of the building appears almost to be hovering over the ground. This perception is also enhanced by the presence of the swimming pool, placed perpendicular to the house and surrounded by grass, reminiscent of the water- collection tanks used for irrigation.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe upper floor is accessed by a wooden staircase with an elementary structure, painted white. From it, one accesses the most private area of the house, where bedrooms are hosted. For the rooms, instead of simple windows, Subissati designs visual devices, which he calls “diaphragms.” As on the ground floor, windows here do also allow one to contemplate both sides of the landscape. Although very small in size, these openings have been designed to create surprising optical effects. A play of mirrors, arranged to completely cover the side openings of the windows, multiplies the views of the surrounding landscape. Protected by a simple chicken coop net, a balcony leads to a space where the winter garden and a second living room are hosted. This section of the building is made of wood and covered with a micro-perforated membrane that during the day allows natural light to filter inside the house and at night turns the Border Crossing House into a sort of large lamp.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“I was fascinated by the rural houses of my grandparents and relatives in the Marche countryside, characterized by a straightforward simplicity, a true essentiality that is very different from today’s trendy poetic of minimalism. They were houses that could be crossed from room to room, the workspace on the ground floor, connected and open on both sides.” Simone Subissati.A playful attitude led Simone Subissati to think of the project as an assembly process. In this sense, the Border Crossing House tends to become a metaphysical element, a sort of archetype of the rural house elaborated through a constant reference to ‘memory’ and ‘play’. Simone Subissati’s project, devoid of any vernacular temptation, is committed to contemporaneity. Guided by a strong conceptual – rather than formal – inspiration, Simone Subissati avoids any contemporary mannerism in his choice of materials and furnishings. The furniture is all custom designed by the architect himself as his aim was to create a space that would feel “both eternal and open towards the future.”His compositional alphabet describes a sense of openness and lightness, while also offering a sense of flexibility that involves the whole house from its spaces to the furniture.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe structure of the building is made of steel, except for the volume on the upper floor, accommodating the open space, made of laminated wood and covered with micro-perforated metal sheets. The remaining part of the upper floor is finished with a self-cleaning plaster. The pilasters from which the structure on the ground floor takes shape and to which the swings of the doors and of the windows are aligned, also accommodate drains and ventilation ducts. A rainwater collection network is connected with the underground tanks for water supply. The building responds to passive bioclimatic standards, as it allows a thermal gain in the cold months and a natural cooling in the warm months, thanks to cross-ventilation (no air conditioning is provided) and the chimney effect.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“For the Border Crossing House, I imagined a space that would feel as if it was “inherited.” I wanted it to be the least opulent it could be: it is meant to feel “as if it had always been there” though being contemporary and in many ways very distant from tradition. So essential that you can almost think of it as a temporary place as if it were an outdoor park. A light, flexible space that, as if it was there already, could now be reclaimed. A space without frills and without luxury, just like the buildings of the rural tradition where people both lived and worked.” Simone Subissati.The furnishings are in solid ash wood, used with all its parts – bark, knots, and splits – and dyed white. Or in pre-finished board panels of pine (for doors, doors and secondary partitions, such as the walk-in closet that also acts as bed headboard and bathroom / spa block on the ground floor). The kitchen countertops, the sink and the basins are customs made in cement and quartz, designed by the architect. 2019 Border Crossing House / simone subissati architectsSave this projectSaveBorder Crossing House / simone subissati architects Project gallerySee allShow less ArchDaily Italy Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: simone subissati architects Area Area of this architecture project Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects CopyAbout this officesimone subissati architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookPolverigiItalyPublished on December 16, 2019Cite: “Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects” 15 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930204/border-crossing-house-simone-subissati-architects Clipboard Share Photographs CopyHouses•Polverigi, Italy Manufacturers: Secco Sistemi, Ceadesign, Effegibi, Serge Ferrari, Clivet, Green Energy Service, Renato Sebastianelli, Renzo Serafini, Schuco, Steel Form, Vivai Manfrica Simone Subissati Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930204/border-crossing-house-simone-subissati-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

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Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig

first_img Olson Kundig Lead Architects: Tofino Beach House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveTofino Beach House / Olson Kundig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944584/tofino-beach-house-olson-kunding Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944584/tofino-beach-house-olson-kunding Clipboard Photographs Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Year:  CopyHouses, House Interiors•Tofino, Canada Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project 2016center_img “COPY” Photographs:  Nic Lehoux Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, panoramah!®, Atlas Meridian Glassworks, Spearhead, Waterworks, Lucifer, Newforma, Tekla Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDesign Team:Jim Olson, Olivier Landa, Will Kemper, Christine BurklandConsultants:SpearheadCity:TofinoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxText description provided by the architects. Nestled in a weather-beaten forest, this 2,500-square-foot beach house creates a connection between the drama of the nearby ocean and the sense of sanctuary provided by the trees. Composed primarily of one large room, the house is light-filled on the south side facing the ocean, and insular and protected on the other side.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxGlass walls open the living area to panoramic views of forest and ocean, while two fireplaces on either end anchor the space and provide a feeling of refuge. Cantilevering the house from its base provides space for ferns and beach salal to grow underneath the glass flooring that runs the perimeter of the main room, giving the sense of floating above the forest floor.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThe warm, natural tones of the interior take inspiration from Tofino’s coastal forest, and are punctuated by pieces from the owner’s contemporary art collection. Artworks were incorporated into the design of the home, with the fireplace walls specially designed to fit paintings by Sam Francis and Diego Singh. A collection of furniture pieces designed by Jim Olson specifically for the house, including a walnut sofa built into the hearth of one fireplace, complete the interior environment.Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux“The emphasis was not on framing a single focal point view, but rather on capturing a panoramic view of the ocean beyond. The roof is held up only by the two chimneys on either side of the living space, which gives the feeling of the roof floating. There are no columns or interior structural systems to obscure the panoramic view; instead, it feels almost like you are outdoors in a big open space with two cozy campfires at either end.” –Jim Olson, FAIA, Design PrincipalSave this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Building Game Townscaper Allows Users to Build their Own CityArchitecture NewsSOM Designs Tallest Structure in Nanjing, China, Surpassing the Zifeng TowerArchitecture News Share Canada Area:  2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookTofinoCanadaPublished on July 30, 2020Cite: “Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig” 30 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?托菲诺海滨别墅 / Olson Kundig是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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B House / 365 Design

first_img Ta Dinh Van, Nguyen Nhu Thanh Architects: 365 Design Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Hoang Le Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Vietnam Year:  Lead Architects: ArchDaily CopyAbout this office365 DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHanoiOn FacebookVietnamPublished on April 27, 2021Cite: “B House / 365 Design” 27 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Project Architect:Nguyen Hoang TuArchitects:365 DesignCity:HanoiCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hoang LeRecommended ProductsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The B House is located in a residential suburban area of Hanoi, Vietnam, owned by a concrete workshop owner in Vietnam. We start the project with the vision that there’ll be other houses on both sides of the land. The owner wants an airy space and garden-view bedrooms but still have privacy and security.Save this picture!© Hoang LeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hoang LeWith this requirement, first, we developed a simple yet powerful form of architectural design for the front garden. The essence of this house is an open space, the boundary between the inside and the outside is gradually blurring to create the connection between people and nature.Save this picture!© Hoang LeSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Hoang LeThe light from ouside are drawn from the roof through the glass panels to the green space inside, and around this void is the long and wide staircase and corridor that connect the functional spaces together with other features in the house. The front view of the house is a pressed bamboo spokes door system with iron frame that can be closed and opened flexibly. It reduces direct sunlight from the east, and ensures privacy and security issues.Save this picture!© Hoang LeWith the owner’s love for concrete, we choose the finishing material, mainly concrete with a rough surface, and chestnut-colored wood makes the space cozier. Through the project, we want to bring an optimal solution to improve living space, create a comfortable living environment, and focus on quality of life.Save this picture!© Hoang LeProject gallerySee allShow lessTECLA Technology and Clay 3D Printed House / Mario Cucinella ArchitectsSelected ProjectsYes Art Warehouse / Fununit DesignSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographscenter_img Projects B House / 365 Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960676/b-house-365-design Clipboard Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Hanoi, Vietnam “COPY” 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960676/b-house-365-design Clipboard B House / 365 DesignSave this projectSaveB House / 365 DesignSave this picture!© Hoang Le+ 31Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: BETONLAB, DTC, TMElast_img read more

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Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation raises $21,000 online

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 Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation’s “Mission: Possible” campaign ended this week, raising more than $21,000 dollars through the Internet for spinal cord research. This is the largest sum ever raised online by the foundation for a single campaign.The event drew over 200 bids and 7,000 visits to the auction, which offered 14 different items. The online auction featured a variety of celebrity experiences and memorabilia, including a lap around the race track with Paul Newman in a PPG Pace car, lunch with Emmy-Award winning actress Sela Ward and a role on Broadway in the current production of Les Miserables. Find out more from The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 November 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation raises $21,000 online read more

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UK’s biggest fundraising fun event for under-fives gets underway

first_imgUK’s biggest fundraising fun event for under-fives gets underway 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: Community fundraising Events Preschools, playgroups and nurseries are being invited to join in the fun by organising their own sponsored half mile walk in a bid to beat last year’s total of £830,000 raised to help disadvantaged children and local community groups.Those who choose to arrange their own Toddle rather than join in one of the 23 organised events get to keep 25% of the sponsorship money for their own group or local good cause with the rest going towards Barnardo’s.The Toddles are supported by Foresters, an international membership and financial services organisation committed to helping charities and local projects. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 18 May 2003 | News Foresters Big Toddle for Barnardo’s was launched today.The Foresters Big Toddle For Barnardo’s involves over 100,000 children aged 0 to five years walking half a mile to raisemoney for other children in the UK. The children will ‘toddle’ all over thecountry through 23 organised toddles taking place in June. Parent celebrities involved at the launch included Toddle patron TV presenter Fiona Philips, actor Colin Salmon, TV presenter Sidney Sloane, and radio and TV presenters Eleanor Oldroyd and Nick Mullins. Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Exchange CS offers free online supplier sourcing tool to charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 November 2003 | News Collaborative sourcing service Exchange CS is allowing non-profit groups to make online price checks or quote requests to a large number of suppliers. Exchange CS’s online database currrently lists 3,595 suppliers, many of whom they say “have expressed an interest in supplying to charities at favourable/discounted rates.” These suppliers also “regularly advertise special offers and promotions for charity groups.”Charities and non-profit groups can register at no charge and then post a request for services which is then sent to the suppliers in the database. Once the deadline for responses has passed buyers can login, view all responses and then contact suitable suppliers. Requests can range from reams of paper to legal services. Advertisement Exchange CS offers free online supplier sourcing tool to charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img A further tool, ExchangeDonator, allows groups to apply for various donated goods ranging from IT equipment to office furniture and services such as accountancy and legal advice. Details of donations are sent by e-mail to all registered users.Unfortunately they’ve called their charity section “Charity Buyer”, which probably won’t please the team at www.charitybuyer.com which lists suppliers relevant to the charity and non-profit sector. Tagged with: Digital Finance Management  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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New code of practice for volunteer fundraising

first_imgNew code of practice for volunteer fundraising Howard Lake | 12 January 2005 | 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. It also covers issues that arise the volunteer carrying out the fundraising is a celebrity.Rob Jackson, Volunteering Development Manager at RNIB and Chair of the Working Party, said: “This code establishes, for the first time, the standards charities should follow when working with volunteer fundraisers. With millions of people volunteering to fundraise for good causes every year, the code is a critical step towards improving their experience and making them want to come back for more”.The Code should be used not only by the managers of volunteer fundraisers, but also by trustees and senior management who will need to establish a volunteer policy and to define how their range of volunteer fundraising activities fit within the definitions laid out within the Code. The new Volunteer Fundraising Code can be downloaded at no charge from the Institute of Fundraising’s website, where a template letter containing ./guidance for ‘in aid of’ volunteer fundraisers is also available.center_img The Institute of Fundraising has published its first best practice code for volunteer fundraising.The Volunteer Fundraising Code, the 22nd developed by the Institute of Fundraising, has been published at the start of the UK’s Year of the Volunteer to help organisations manage the 16 million volunteers that fundraise for voluntary organisations.It offers guidelines for organisations working with volunteer fundraisers, and differentiates between volunteers that are acting ‘on behalf of’ an organisation (where the responsibility lies with the charity) and ‘in aid of’ an organisation (where the responsibility remains with the volunteer). The Code incorporates tailored ./guidance for managing both types of volunteer. Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Volunteeringlast_img read more

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Journalist speaker generates sell-out event for local hospice

first_imgA Hospice representative commented: “We knew Kate Adie would be a very popular choice of speaker but the response has been magnificent. She has really helped us to raise the profile of the event and of the Katharine House”. Howard Lake | 4 February 2005 | News Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Journalist speaker generates sell-out event for local hospicecenter_img Foreign correspondent Kate Adie is the guest speaker at the annual Ladies Luncheon for the Katharine House Hospice in Stafford, and the event in May has sold out quickly.Celebrities and notable people can prove particularly valuable supporters for smaller, local organisations. The announcement of journalist and author Kate Adie’s presence at the Katherine House Hospice’s event resulted in all 500 tickets selling out within two weeks. sold out within just 2 weeks of going on sale. Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Argos customer donation tick box aims to raise £250,000

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 November 2005 | 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. Argos and Help the Hospices have launched a new customer donation facility this Christmas which, it is hoped, could earn the charity £250,000 during the next two years.The scheme called ‘Tick to Give’ enables customers to give 20p to Help the Hospices by ticking a box on their selection slip when they are choosing items in store. They then simply hand over their additional 20p when they pay for their items. Early indications are encouraging and the scheme has already raised over £10,000 in the first eight weeks. Advertisementcenter_img The money raised through Tick to Give will be used to help fund Hospice Information — a multi-media information service provided by Help the Hospices and St Christopher’s Hospice. Argos customer donation tick box aims to raise £250,000 Tagged with: Events Tradinglast_img read more

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MP Theresa May gives CfA Annual Lecture

first_img The Rt Hon. Theresa May, MP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons gave the 2006 Annual CfA Lecture yesterday in the Plaisterers’ Hall in London.More than 300 individuals representing charities, government, business and professional and learned societies attended this year’s Lecture and Reception. Speaking to the theme ‘The Role and Future of the Voluntary Sector in Britain’, she commented: “In my contacts with the sector across the country I am always struck by just how entrepreneurial so many of these groups are in developing innovative and exciting ways to help people with their problems”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News MP Theresa May gives CfA Annual Lecture Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award rebrands

first_img Howard Lake | 4 September 2008 | 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: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Duke of Edinburgh’s Award rebrands  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis On the 50th anniversary of the first Gold Awards being achieved, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has updated its look and feel.Design agency ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) have created new brand elements for the youth charity, including a new logo, tone of voice and photography styles. The rebranding was based on research with young people, adult Leaders, and supporters.The charity’s mission has also been updated to reflect the work it does in line with the new brand and focus on helping all young people to achieve their full potential.The new logo incorporates the personal cipher (the crossed ‘P’s and crown above the DofE) of the Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. This cipher is used as the royal recognition of achievement of an Award.Designs and concepts for new on and offline resources were developed by ASHA and make use of gold, silver and bronze stripes to reflect the three levels of Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, together with five coloured stripes representing the different types of activities young people do for their DofE.The new brand will be rolled out across all material over the coming year.Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive of DofE, said: “By updating our brand we hope to gain more immediate recognition and to appeal to even more young people, as well as increasing the number of adult volunteers who help young people to achieve their full potential.”www.dofe.orglast_img read more

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Major fundraising charities lose £23m in investment assets during recession

first_img Howard Lake | 22 April 2010 | News Tagged with: Finance recession Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  Assets 19,537.9 18,282.9 -10.2  £m £m % * Cancer Research UK (down from £230 million to £154 million);* Royal National Lifeboat Institution (down from £281 million to £221 million);* NSPCC (down from £73 million to £49 million);* The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (down from £145 million to £127 million).The table below gives a snapshot of the changing fortunes of the UK’s largest fundraising charities which provide many of the vital services on which government and the public rely.  UK’s largest 500 fundraising charities 2007/08 2008/09 real change Major fundraising charities lose £23m in investment assets during recessioncenter_img  Investment funds 8,538.2 6,991.9 -21.4 Cass Business School reports that income from investments for the UK’s major fundraising charities fell by £23 million during the recession, while investment asset values fell by £1.5 billion (10.2%).Cathy Pharoah, Professor of Charity Funding at Cass Business School, led the research which will be published in Charity Market Monitor in June 2010. The collective investment fund value of the UK’s 500 largest fundraising charities fell by 21.4%, and income from investments dropped by 8.4%.Charities which saw a fall in the value of their investments in 2008-09 include: Advertisement  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Professor Pharoah explained the significance of these falls: “Many of the major service-providing charities rely on investment income to provide a cushion, or an independent source of income, against fluctuations in their income from legacies, statutory contracts or shop trading. A fall in the value of their assets makes it much harder for charities to plan future activities or commit to developing much-needed new services.”Charity Market Monitor 2010 is a collaboration between Cass Business School and CaritasData. Through analysis of the finances of the UK’s major fundraising charities and causes, provided by CaritasData, CMM provides up-to-date annual perspectives on the funds they raise.www.cass.city.ac.uk  Income from investments 506.5 483.7 -8.4 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Organising Special Events

first_imgOrganising Special Events  6 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 April 2013 | 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]last_img read more

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Nominet Trust seeks nominations for 100 best tech projects for social change

first_img Howard Lake | 20 July 2014 | News Tagged with: Awards Digital Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Nominet Trust seeks nominations for 100 best tech projects for social change  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “In 2013, Pavegen reached a major milestone in regards to its number of projects and revenue generation. Being selected can be attributed towards our success, with data analytics tracing a spike in sales enquiries and online presence, to the time of our recognition on the Nominet Trust 100.”Cancer Research UK Cell SliderCancer Research UK also made the list for its Cell Slider project.  Programme Manager Hannah Keartland said:“The Nominet Trust 100 helps raise the profile of high-quality social tech projects around the world, particularly for projects like ours that rely on the power of the crowd.  It is also a great platform to showcase technology for good and gives us the chance to connect with leaders in the field”.Nominations for 2014Nominations for the Nominet Trust 100 can be made until 26 September 2014. They can be made online via the Social Tech Guide  or via Twitter using the hashtag, #nt100.The final 100 will be selected from the nominations by a steering committee chaired by Annika Small and including Charles Leadbeater; Lucy Bernholz; Dawn Austwick, CEO, Big Lottery; Tom Hulme, Director, IDEO; and Rodrigo Baggio, Founder and Executive Director of The Centre for Digital Inclusion (CDI).The results will be announced in November 2014. Nominet Trust, the UK’s only dedicated social technology investor, is asking for nominations for ventures that make use of digital technology for social innovation, to make up their second annual Nominet Trust 100.Nominations are open globally, and can cover projects using technology in a wide array of social problems, from education, human rights abuses, and health to climate change. Anyone from any country can submit an entry for a project and/or organisation that deserves to be recognised for its impact on society.Technology can consist of the web, mobile, big data or physical computing, or a combination of some of these.The key requirement however is that the technology must be tackling major social problems to make the world a better place.The list isn’t intended to be a top 100 in which the projects are ranked. The organisers say that it would not be possible or appropriate to measure projects against each other and against specific criteria.Annika Small, CEO, Nominet Trust, said:“We are looking for nominations of ventures that have inspired people in their use of technology to mobilise significant social change. In this way, the Nominet Trust 100 will showcase and celebrate the extraordinary ways in which technology is being used to tackle major social challenges and raise the ambitions of social innovators using technology.”Finalists from the 2013 NT100When asked about their technology of choice, the majority of 2013 NT100 finalists said that mobile technology (including apps) stood out as the technology of choice that will make the biggest impact on society due to increasing penetration rates on a global level.Although 83% of the finalists acknowledged there had been a growth in the awareness of the technology for good market, nearly two-thirds believed that more needed to be done to support awareness and growth. Lack of funding and/or investment was the most commonly cited problem (35%) for these social entrepreneurs.Pavegen installed 14 tiles outside the busy station of St Omer in Northern France. These powered LED lighting under benches and two USB ports.Being listed in the NT100 has brought benefits to many of the ventures, including Pavegen Systems, a technology company that has developed paving slabs to convert energy from people’s footsteps into electrical power. The slabs were first installed at the London 2012 Olympic Games at West Ham tube station.CEO and founder Laurence Kemball-Cook said: Advertisement Image: mobile phone thumbs up by Alex Millos on Shutterstock.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Entries to Legacy10 Award for Excellence close this month

first_img Advertisement Charitable giving campaign Legacy10 is inviting entries to its annual Award for Excellence. This aims to recognise those who have contributed to legacy giving in the UK through innovation and service.The winner of the award will receive £5,000 for themselves and £5,000 for the charity which they represent.The Legacy10 Award for Excellence was first awarded last year. This year’s entries close at 5pm on 17 October 2014.The award is open to all legacy fundraisers working for a registered UK charity. It will be awarded not simply for raising the most money from legacies but to the individual who has been most innovative in their approach, establishing new or long term sources of legacy giving. The judges will also be looking for applicants who have had a positive impact on the legacy giving agenda outside their own charity.About Legacy10Legacy10 was established in November 2011, with a call to the British public to leave 10% of the value of their estate in their will to charity or charities. Tagged with: legacies Legacy10 Entries to Legacy10 Award for Excellence close this month About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 October 2014 | Newslast_img read more

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Starbucks supports charities with #RedCupCheer

first_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Starbucks supports charities with #RedCupCheer The Starbucks #RedCupCheer challenge saw UK charity supporters send almost 100k tweets in support of their favourite causes last month, resulting in 200 small and local charities winning grants from the company.Starbucks invited small and local charities to register for the challenge in November, with 200 chosen to participate. The 100 charities that received the most social media support won £1000 each, with the remaining 100 winning £500.Over the course of the three-week challenge, supporters were asked to raise some noise for their chosen causes by tweeting the charities’ names along with the #RedCupCheer tag. Success was measured across Twitter by the total number of mentions for each of the charity names used with the #RedCupCheer tag on Twitter. The total number of social shares of the cause page from neighbourly.com was also measured along with each one’s total number of followers, with scores combined to make each charity’s final total.Overall, more than 94,000 tweets and retweets using the tag were made, with followers sharing their support with photos and videos as well as festive tweets.Nick Davies, founder of neighbourly, said:“Red Cup Cheer is a fantastic way for Starbucks to connect with projects close to the hearts of customers and colleagues in their local communities.The overwhelming support and cheers for these causes right across the UK has been truly exciting.” Melanie May | 15 December 2015 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: christmas corporate small charitieslast_img read more

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Inaugural arts & culture fundraising awards seek entries

first_img This spring sees the launch of the Emcees Awards to recognise best practice in arts and culture fundraising.Launched by =mc and The National Arts Fundraising School, the categories are:Best Campaign – £100,000 and above (sponsored by Richmond Associates) Melanie May | 19 February 2016 | News Tagged with: arts Awards fundraising Best use of Digital Channels in a Fundraising Campaign Best Campaign – under £100,000  82 total views,  3 views today Best Individual Giving Campaign 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. The National Arts Fundraising School Award for InnovationThe panel of judges will include: Bernard Ross, =mc and National Arts Fundraising School founder-director; Philly Graham and David Burgess, =mc consultants and co-leaders of the National Arts Fundraising School; Clare Titley, director of philanthropy, Arts Council England; Sue Fisher, director of development, Science Museum and Régis Cochefert, director – grants and programmes, Paul Hamlyn Foundation.Judges will be looking for campaigns and partnerships that demonstrate strong evidence of having a donor-centred approach and a strong underlying strategy, as well as an innovative or creative approach to engaging prospects and supporters.Calls for nominations are now open, and entrants can nominate their own organisation, or another campaign or partnership in the sector that has impressed them. To be eligible, the campaign/partnership must have been active at any time between 1st January 2014 and 31st December 2015.To nominate visit: www.nationalartsfundraisingschool.com/the-emceesThe deadline for nominations is 5pm on 11 March 2016, and the winners will be announced on 5th May 2016 at an event held at the London Science Museum.=mc director Bernard Ross said:“We believe there have been some outstanding campaigns as arts organisations become better and better at innovative ways to engage private donors, individuals, companies and foundations. This award scheme is our way of identifying and celebrating the very best in existing practice and sharing it with the rest of the arts community.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Best Corporate Partnership Inaugural arts & culture fundraising awards seek entries  83 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

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10 career tips from WaterAid’s five female CEOs around the world

first_img WaterAid has five women leading the charity as CEOs in its country offices around the world. Here they share their advice for women and girls on reaching their goals.There are 3.7 billion women and girls in the world. Currently, seven FTSE 100 companies are led by women. The charity and fundraising sector can’t demonstrate parity either, according to the latest survey by Civil Society Media. Although for the first time there are now 50 women among the top 100 charities’ fundraising directors, the number of female directors at the top 20 charities dropped from 12 in 2015 to just nine this year.WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Part of its approach is to consider women as essential to driving change. The charity “is proud to invest in women’s leadership – in the community-based groups where it works and in its offices around the world”. Its current campaign, Made of the Same Stuff, echoes that approach. WaterAid’s CEOs in America, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the UK are all female. Four of them gathered recently in London, and with their fifth colleague, they have shared their advice for women and girls on succeeding and reaching their goals. Tagged with: careers gender leadership women 8. Be patient“Be kind to yourself, you can’t change the world overnight – you can influence bits of it at a time, but it can’t be done overnight.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 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. 4. Believe in yourself“I think that we teach young girls to doubt themselves. For some reason, the way that we bring up our girls doesn’t inspire confidence in themselves. So I would say just give it a go – you can do it.”Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia Chief Executive 6. Give it your all“Really believe in what you’re doing, do a job that plays to your heart, to your values, so that you’ll give it your all.”Barbara Frost, WaterAid UK Chief Executive Advertisement 3. Find a mentor“Find a mentor, find someone you believe in, someone you trust who can accompany you on your path.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive 10. Smile“You need determination, a really, really good sense of humour, and self-confidence of course… Remember to smile – smile through adversity.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive Barbara FrostBarbara Frost, WaterAid’s CEO, spent a week in Bangladesh where she met communities who explained how improved water and sanitation had changed their lives for the better. Photo: WaterAid/Abir Abdullah 9. Be resilient“Have courage and resilience. Keep believing in yourself even when it’s tough, even when others don’t believe in you – and even when you don’t believe yourself – just keep at it.”Sarina Prabasi, WaterAid America Chief Executivecenter_img  184 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Top 10 career tips for women and girls1. Take risks“Take some big risks, have a big vision and believe in yourself.”Barbara Frost, WaterAid UK Chief Executive 7. Leave your comfort zone“The sky is not going to fall in if you make a mistake. You will actually learn more from giving it a go and getting yourself out of your comfort zone. What I have really found is 80% of success is just giving it a go.”Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Cynthia Akinyi, 12, is seventh grade student at Chamagaha Primary School. Bondo, Siaya, Kenya. 13 October 2016. Photo: WaterAid/ Behailu Shiferaw.  183 total views,  1 views today 10 career tips from WaterAid’s five female CEOs around the world Howard Lake | 25 January 2017 | News 5. Say yes“Try out new things, it’s ok to fail, but just go out there, say yes, be brave and try out. You will make a change if you really want to.”Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, WaterAid Sweden Chief Executive 2. Find your passion“Go out and try and find your passion, it’s when you have that passion and that commitment that you can actually make a difference.”Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, WaterAid Sweden Chief Executive Barbara Frost has been WaterAid UK’s Chief Executive for 11 years.When she met up with her fellow CEO’s, she said:“Despite the current feeling of uncertainty in the world I would encourage young women setting off in their careers to go with where your heart takes you as you will be far more successful if you love what you are doing. Trust your gut instinct, consider your options, take risks but don’t be rash, and above all believe in yourself and be yourself.“By 2030 I’d like to see a world where all women have access to water and sanitation, equal rights, equal opportunities, and are living healthy lives out of poverty and free to make choices about their part in the world. Essentially we’re all Made of the Same Stuff; we’re all made of around 60% water. All of us on this planet are connected, so let’s ensure we all play our part and reach our potential, because together we can make history”.last_img read more

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League table shows 4 out of 10 people open to leaving a legacy

first_img Advertisement Tagged with: legacies research Melanie May | 4 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 League table shows 4 out of 10 people open to leaving a legacycenter_img  262 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 At least four out of ten people are open to leaving a legacy, according to the latest Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing Legacy Potential Premier League, with animal charities making up most of the top ten positions for those people would consider including in their Will.This year’s Legacy Potential Premier League saw Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing survey 5,000 people aged over 50 with questions relating to legacy giving, building the tracker study up to a total of 20,000.The table ranks charities on their supporter’s propensity to leave a gift in their Will to them, based on factors including motivations and barriers to giving, the number of supporters a charity has, as well as on how often supporters consider and reject a charity for legacy giving, providing a snapshot in time.A value of 100 is considered average, with scoring over or under this meaning the charity is either over or under performing.The year, animal charities take 7 of the top 10 spots with Dog’s Trust moving into top position with a legacy consideration score of 138, moving Cats Protection down to number two with 133. Battersea, The Donkey Sanctuary, PDSA and RSPCA take up the rest of the top 6 spots, with Guide Dogs for the Blind coming in at number 9.According to Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing, Dog’s Trust and Cat’s Protection have almost doubled their scale of support since last year.Elsewhere in the table, CRUK (107), NSPCC (96), Shelter (91) and RNLI (84) have dropped in their individual ranking, although they have all significantly increased their scale of support. New entrants in the top 20 Woodland Trust (100), UNICEF (also 100), WaterAid (91), and Arthritis Research UK (85) have moved some of the bigger players down the rankings, despite the scale of support for these charities remaining at the lower end of the table.The survey shows that 40% of people overall are willing to consider including a charity in their Will, with this higher among some audiences.David Cole, Fastmap Managing Director, commented:“Our research shows that legacy fundraising is still full of potential with 4 out of 10 people currently open to the idea of leaving a legacy and if we dig deeper into bespoke audiences we can identify audiences where it’s closer to 6 and potentially 7 out of 10 people. With some forms of fundraising severely hit by the pandemic, legacies remain a beacon of hope for many.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Philadelphia IAC: 20 years of struggle

first_imgIAC leaders Berta Joubert-Ceci, Betsey Piette and Joe Piette, Jan. 6.Photo: Sandy JonesThe Philadelphia Chapter of the International Action Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a benefit dinner on Jan. 6, featuring national IAC co-director, Sara Flounders, and Pam Africa, of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.In addition to short statements of solidarity from Patrice Parmstead, Building Peoples Power; Ray Martinez, Service Employees Local 668; and Wafai Diaz, Temple University Students for Justice in Palestine, the crowd was treated to revolutionary poetry by Palestinian writer Susan Abulhawa and Puerto Rican spoken-word artist Julia Lopez, along with songs by Kevin Price and a slide show of photographs featuring two decades of IAC political activities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Family challenges police shooting of Delaware man

first_imgOn Sept. 23, 28-year-old Jeremy McDole was shot several times by police in Wilmington, Del. McDole was not accused of any crime, nor was he running from police. He was in a wheelchair when he was killed.Jeremy McDoleCaptured by a cell phone video uploaded to YouTube, four police officers, guns drawn, are seen approaching McDole in his wheelchair when a single shot is fired. It is not clear from the video just who fired the shot, but someone in the background can clearly be heard saying: “They shot him in the stomach. He’s bleeding.”After the shooting, police continue to advance on McDole, yelling: “Drop the gun! Show me your hands! Hands up!” McDole appears to be grabbing at his stomach, and then trying to lift himself up. Seconds later, police open fire again, shooting at McDole at least 10 times and killing him.It is unclear from the video if McDole was reaching for a weapon or even had one. He does not appear to be pointing anything at the police. While police claim they recovered a .38 caliber weapon at this scene, his family disputes that McDole even had a gun.Eugene Smith, McDole’s uncle, said he was with him about 15 minutes prior to the shooting. “He had a book bag, but I didn’t see no gun,” Smith said. (AP, Sept. 24)While McDole was killed at 3 p.m. on Sept. 23, his mother, Phyllis McDole, was never notified by the police. She had to call them in order to find her son’s body in the morgue.At a police press conference on Sept. 24, Phyllis McDole and other family members took over the microphone to voice their concerns about the shooting. Calling for a federal investigation, Phyllis McDole said: “This was murder. They shot my son like he was road kill.”Richard Smith, head of the Delaware chapter of the NAACP, called for an independent investigation by a special prosecutor, noting that he did not trust the state Justice Department to conduct a fair or impartial investigation. Smith stated, “We cannot continue having all our folks being shot and nobody held accountable.” (independent.co.uk, Sept. 25)In response to the YouTube video, Wilmington police released part of a 911 tape in which a woman can be heard saying that McDole shot himself and asking police to send an ambulance. Since the whole tape was not released, there is no way of knowing if it was doctored by police or even when the call was made.The police appear to be using this alleged 911 call to support their claim that McDole was attempting suicide by shooting himself in order to get police to come and shoot him. One major problem with this scenario is that the first shot heard on the video, fired just seconds before witnesses can be heard saying, “They shot him,” was after police arrived, not before.In March 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a mentally ill woman who sued San Francisco police for shooting her five times. The brief argued that hundreds of people with disabilities are killed in police encounters in the U.S. every year. According to the ACLU brief, half of the 375-500 people killed by police each year in the U.S. have physical or mental disabilities. (RT, March 21)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Detroit autoworkers protest

first_imgDespite bitter cold and wind, rank-and-file autoworkers and supporters protested Jan. 10 outside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The action was called by the Autoworker Caravan and was supported by members of the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and the National Action Network. AWC attacked the “gigantic profits” of the auto companies, made at the expense of workers in the plants — here and around the world — as well as the environment.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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El poder político afroamericano y las elecciones

first_imgLeyes instituidas por varios estados para aumentar las barreras al voto fueron vindicadas por el fallo. En el mismo artículo del New York Times, las autoridades en Texas “anunciaron poco después de la decisión, que una ley de identificación de votantes que había sido bloqueada entraría inmediatamente en vigor, y que la redistribución de mapas distritales ya no necesitaría aprobación federal”.Estas y otras medidas como la negación de acceso a las urnas para aquellas personas con antecedentes penales, descalifica aproximadamente a un 25 por ciento de las/os votantes afroamericanos en la Florida. En general, alrededor de 1,3 millones de personas en este estado del sur faltaban en las listas de votantes en el momento de las elecciones primarias del 15 de marzo.Aumentan luchas populares contra ofensiva derechistaNunca se iniciaron medidas concretas para abordar estas preocupaciones bajo la administración del presidente Barack Obama. Las elecciones del 2010, 2012 y 2014 vieron la transformación de los demócratas de ser una mayoría en el Congreso, a ser una minoría.La ausencia de una alternativa política efectiva tanto dentro como fuera del Congreso, dio lugar a la profundización de un programa político de derecha que ha aumentado la capacidad de la clase capitalista para dominar en general a la clase trabajadora y oprimida. La represión estatal por los organismos policiales y de inteligencia refuerza el sistema de explotación con impunidad.Casi todas las manifestaciones de masas y rebeliones desde 2012 han sido en respuesta a los homicidios de afroamericanas/os y latinas/os por policías y justicieros ilegales. Estas protestas y actos de destrucción de la propiedad han llevado a la militarización en todos los niveles de los cuerpos policiales, que han sido suministrados por el gobierno federal con armas automáticas, vehículos blindados, tanques, productos químicos, porras y dispositivos de sonido diseñados para reprimir y dispersar a la multitud.Cambio de actitudes políticas en 2016Nuevas encuestas indican que la campaña de Sanders ha ganado apoyo significativo en la comunidad afroamericana en el Medio Oeste y la Costa Oeste. Una encuesta reciente indicó que en un plazo de dos meses, Sanders lideraba a Clinton entre las/os votantes afroamericanos en Wisconsin antes de la primaria del 5 de abril.Un artículo del Huffington Post el 31 de marzo señala que “el 27 de febrero, Hillary Clinton lideraba Bernie Sanders entre las/os votantes afroamericanos por 52 puntos. Para el 26 de marzo, lideraba a Sanders sólo por nueve puntos. Y el 6 de abril, Public Policy Polling, una respetada organización de encuestas electorales, publicó una encuesta que muestra que Sanders lidera Clinton entre las/os votantes afroamericanos en Wisconsin por 11 puntos”.La encuesta sugiere que “en definitiva, la campaña de Clinton se encuentra en medio de un colapso histórico – en gran parte debido a la desintegración del apoyo a Clinton entre las/os votantes no blancos – y que los medios a nivel nacional no se han dado cuenta”. Las elecciones primarias en las próximas semanas probarán o refutarán estas afirmaciones.Esta tendencia se vio en Michigan a principios de marzo y se reflejó en los estrechos y cuestionables márgenes de victoria de Clinton en Illinois y Missouri, junto con la falta general de entusiasmo de su segunda campaña presidencial.De todos modos, hay un grado de desesperación en la campaña de Clinton sobre todo referente a los resultados de las primarias de Wisconsin. Clinton mantuvo reuniones de campaña en barrios afroamericanos en Milwaukee durante la última semana de marzo.En dos eventos importantes, el representante Gwen Moore, único miembro afroamericano de la Casa de Representantes de Wisconsin, se paró junto a Clinton en el escenario. Moore dio la bienvenida a Clinton en un Club de Niños y Niñas, alegando que la ex senadora de Nueva York y ex primera dama, había ayudado a jóvenes afroamericanas/os en Carolina del Sur, mientras trabajaba para el Fondo de Defensa de los Niños. (WPR.org, 31 de marzo)Necesidad de acción política independiente¿Qué ganan las/os afroamericanos con su continuo apoyo a candidatas/os demócratas centristas, a la luz de la historia de la década de 1990 bajo Clinton y los últimos ocho años de la administración de Obama? Desempleo, pobreza, encarcelamiento en masa, terrorismo policial y arraigado racismo institucional siguen siendo barreras estructurales para el progreso socioeconómico y el empoderamiento político.El aparente cambio de perspectiva hacia la campaña Sanders ilustra el descontento entre numerosos grupos del Partido Demócrata, de los cuales las/os afroamericanos son una agrupación indispensable. La dependencia de Clinton en los funcionarios electos y las estructuras organizativas del partido, no ha sido suficiente para sostener una serie de victorias en el Sur y otras áreas durante la primera fase de la campaña.Surgen preguntas en el electorado sobre el papel del proceso de “superdelegados”, en el que fuerzas comprometidas, la mayor parte en representación de los jefes del partido, mantienen la capacidad de anular las pérdidas electorales sufridas por Clinton en varios estados clave, incluyendo Michigan, Alaska, Hawái y Nueva Hampshire. Esto se convertirá en un debate crítico a la luz de varias encuestas que muestran a Sanders ejecutando una campaña mucho más fuerte contra el principal candidato republicano Donald Trump en las elecciones generales de noviembre.Estos cambios en las opiniones políticas deben conducir a una mayor independencia política durante el proceso de primarias, elecciones nacionales y posteriormente.  Finalmente, las/os afroamericanos, las/os oprimidos de otras nacionalidades y la clase trabajadora en general deben romper con el Partido Demócrata para establecer su propia organización que hable en su nombre y luche por un programa de liberación total y construcción de socialismo genuino.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this El papel de las/os afroamericanos es fundamental durante los últimos dos meses de primarias y asambleas en aproximadamente 20 estados.Los dos candidatos a la nominación demócrata, la ex secretaria de estado Hillary Clinton y el senador Bernie Sanders, han hecho llamados especiales para ganarse a las/os electores afroamericanos.Este proceso se remonta por lo menos a 1960, cuando un reemergente electorado negro apoyó al candidato demócrata John F. Kennedy, llevándolo a la Casa Blanca. Sin embargo, numerosos militantes de la época, como Malcolm X y Stokely Carmichael, criticaron al gobierno de Kennedy por su fracaso en la protección de las/os trabajadores de derechos civiles, así como por su incapacidad para propulsar legislación en el Congreso para proteger los derechos sociales y políticos a nivel nacional del oprimido pueblo afroamericano.El 6 de agosto de 1965, la Ley de Derecho al Voto fue firmada y convertida en ley por el presidente Lyndon B. Johnson. Esta ley fue el producto de la creciente lucha de la población afroamericana a mediados de la década de 1960 para exigir la plena igualdad y el derecho a la auto determinación.Restricciones del derecho al voto reanudadas por el Tribunal SupremoCasi cinco décadas después, el 25 de junio del 2013, el Tribunal Supremo de EUA anuló las disposiciones de aplicación de la Ley de Derecho al Voto por una sentencia de 5-4 en el caso del Condado de Shelby [Alabama] versus Holder. Esta decisión evisceró la autoridad del Departamento de Justicia para supervisar e intervenir cuando están involucrados problemas relacionados con el acceso al voto y la representación legislativa. El recientemente fallecido juez del Tribunal Supremo Antonin Scalia observó en aquel momento, que ese proyecto de ley en el período moderno representaba un tipo de “privilegios raciales” para las/os afroamericanos. Esta declaración se hizo en un momento en que la gran recesión había devastado a las/os afroamericanos en las áreas de ejecuciones hipotecarias, pérdida de empleos y disminución de ingresos y bienes de la familia.Un artículo del New York Times dijo que el fallo “efectivamente anuló el corazón de la Ley de Derecho al Voto de 1965 por una votación de 5 a 4, liberando a nueve estados, sobre todo en el Sur, para cambiar sus leyes electorales sin previa aprobación del gobierno federal. … En el núcleo del desacuerdo estuvo si las minorías raciales continuaban enfrentando obstáculos a la votación en los estados con una historia de discriminación”. (25 de junio de 2013)En representación de la mayoría en la decisión, el conservador juez del Tribunal Supremo, John G. Roberts escribió: “Nuestro país ha cambiado. Si bien cualquier tipo de discriminación racial en el voto es demasiado, el Congreso debe garantizar que la legislación que pasa a remediar ese problema hable sobre las condiciones actuales”.last_img read more

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Anti-cop-brutality activists win for women prisoners at Santa Rita Jail, Oakland, Calif.

first_imgJustice for Alan Blueford protest in Oakland where the four women were arrested, February 2014.Four activists, arrested in 2014 for protesting police brutality and killings in Oakland, Calif., filed a civil rights suit against the Santa Rita County Jail. On Aug. 1 they won a victory for all prisoners sent there.Anne Weills, Tova Fry, Alyssa Eisenberg and Mollie Costello announced, in a statement issued with Yolanda Huang, their lawyer, that they had won “a small victory in achieving policy changes at Santa Rita Jail (SRJ), reducing the sexual harassment of women arrestees and improving the conditions under which they are held.” (yhuang.law)The four were arrested Feb. 13, 2014, inside the State Building in Oakland. Weills is a National Lawyers Guild legal observer, and the other women are members of the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition. The protest was against California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ failure to prosecute a single killer cop, including Oakland cop Miguel Masso, who killed young Alan Blueford in 2012.The four women were driven, in a van with no seatbelts, to the SRJ, and told a closer jail couldn’t take women detainees. In an interview with teleSUR, Fry described being placed in a cell with 16 to 17 other women under filthy conditions: “There were feces on the floor, with blood and used menstrual pads in the room.” (Aug. 3) ‘A voice for other women’Their statement details the anti-woman and degrading conditions in the SRJ: “The Four were taken into a public hallway and told to strip to their bras. Outraged at this, the Four protested, and one was forced to walk around in that state in front of male guards and prisoners. Two of them were then locked in isolation cells and denied access to a toilet for hours.“The Four were then held with other women in filthy jail cells.  Toilets were overflowing. There were no menstrual pads for women who needed them. There were no garbage containers, so used menstrual pads sat on top of leftover food. All the women in those cells are ‘presumed innocent.’”The Four won seven concessions from the SRJ: 1) women prisoners’ right to privacy, including a screening curtain; 2) a never-before-required program to train cops assigned to the new arrestee area; 3) a mandatory check on detainees, especially those in isolation, every 15 minutes; 4) the prohibition of cops “grasping or kneading” the body of an arrestee that they are searching; 5) mandatory garbage bags in cells with women prisoners; 6) menstrual pads provided to all women prisoners; and 7) cells cleared of garbage and sanitized regularly.The Four also won a $130,000 settlement, which will, in part, meet legal fees and be used to “work toward insuring the continued improvement of conditions at Santa Rita Jail, including publicizing these new policy changes.”The four activists emphasized that they acted “to be a voice for other women and demand they be treated with respect and human dignity.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Bryant Arroyo: Desde el interior de una prisión

first_imgJoe Piette, Bryant Arroyo y Ted Kelly1ra ParteIncluso desde los confines de una institución correccional estatal en la zona rural de Pensilvania, Bryant Arroyo está en movimiento. Solo en los últimos meses, ha hablado en la Universidad de Harvard y en el Colegio Haverford, testificó en una mesa redonda en Filadelfia sobre las condiciones de las prisiones, y fue el orador principal en el Foro Ambiental de Yale.“¡Estoy de gira!”, Exclamó Bryant en una de nuestras recientes conversaciones telefónicas.Esa conversación, como todos los discursos que ofrece en vivo desde una cabina telefónica de la prisión, se interrumpe de manera intermitente con un monótono mensaje pregrabado: “Esta es una llamada del Departamento de Correcciones de Pensilvania …”.Las llamadas se desconectan después de quince minutos. En el evento de mesa redonda en Filadelfia, Bryant solo pudo responder una pregunta del grupo antes de cortarse la llamada. Es por eso que su discurso de Yale fue pregrabado y subido a PrisonRadio.org, donde se pueden escuchar muchas de sus charlas. Cada grabación contiene una voz que es reflexiva y deliberada al enunciar una oratoria altamente poética.En persona, Bryant es enérgico y hablador. Su comportamiento jovial no está restringido por ese uniforme marrón que se ve obligado a usar. De vez en cuando hace una pausa.Fue durante una de esas pausas, mientras hablaba de las “distracciones y divisiones” que impiden que nuestra clase se organice, que Bryant se acerca y puntualiza:“Odio decírtelo, pero tú también estás en prisión”.No se está refiriendo al hecho de que Joe Piette y yo estamos sentados con él en la sala de visitas de SCI Frackville, donde Bryant está cumpliendo una sentencia de cadena perpetua sin libertad condicional por un crimen que no cometió. (Él todavía está luchando para revocar esta condena injusta).Nos sentamos en la cámara repleta de prisioneros junto a sus visitantes. Algunos almuerzan con sus hijos y nietos. Otros están sentados en silencio, frente a una pared en blanco, juntos, los brazos entrelazados con los de su cónyuge. Es un domingo por la mañana. Estos seres queridos entregan las llaves de su auto y billeteras, vacían sus bolsillos y cruzan voluntariamente el umbral cercado que separa a los “libres” de aquellos en ­cautiverio.La persona que vinimos a ver es un puertorriqueño que creció en Lancaster, Pensilvania. Su padre era dueño de una bodega que les fue arrebatada por los acaparadores de tierras cuando Bryant era un niño. Su familia quedó batallando por una fuente constante de ingresos. Cuando se suponía que estuviera en décimo grado, Bryant había abandonado la escuela para buscar trabajo.Habla apasionadamente sobre las lecciones que su padre le enseñó sobre los clientes de la tienda de comestibles, muchos de los cuales eran desesperadamente pobres, con discapacidades y ancianos. “Los tratamos con respeto cuando entran en esta tienda”, insistía el padre de Bryant, independientemente de los antecedentes de la persona. “Les servimos a ellos y ellos nos sirven”, decía, señalando la lámpara en el techo, un recordatorio de cómo se pagaban las facturas.Bryant no duda en nombrar a las personas que crearon las condiciones de indigencia y miseria en su comunidad. ­Bryant los llama “los invasores corporativos”.Cuando dice: “Odio decírtelo”, está hablando sobre el poder en nuestra sociedad. El pueblo no lo tiene. Los invasores corporativos nos lo han arrebatado.Raíces de la luchaHabiendo pasado un cuarto de siglo tras las rejas, Bryant Arroyo sabe lo que es experimentar impotencia. Él es uno de las 2,2 millones de personas que están encarceladas en este momento por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos y, por lo tanto, es miembro del sector más oprimido de la clase trabajadora en este país. Él describe la posición del prisionero como “completamente indigente”.Este es un claro eco de la plataforma política de que “las cárceles son campos de concentración para los pobres”, que resuena de un momento de la historia en que el Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero mantenía activo un Comité de Solidaridad con Prisioneros. Este comité era tan organizado y respetado entre los reclusos que en septiembre de 1971 fue invitado a enviar un representante al patio de la prisión de Ática para ayudar a los rebeldes a negociar sus demandas.Es un evento que el Primer Secretario del PWW-MO Larry Holmes describió como “el momento de la Comuna de París del Movimiento de Liberación Negra”. Las demandas de Ática incluían el derecho a un sindicato, capacitación vocacional, escalas salariales, una semana laboral de horario limitado, atención médica y compensación por lesiones – en realidad ser considerados trabajadores. “Este es un problema de clase”, decía la declaración de Ática.En su discurso al Foro Ambiental de Yale, Bryant comenzó:“Mientras luchamos para poner a las personas, y no a las corporaciones, a cargo de nuestras vidas y gobernanza, que buscamos victorias reales y sostenibles para alcanzar esa meta, es vital que vinculemos nuestra disidencia, nuestras estrategias y nuestra visión a sus raíces”.Advierte que cualquier acción que esté “insuficientemente informada de la historia y la cosmovisión que nos trajo a nuestro presente, agotará nuestras energías y recompensará débilmente nuestras esperanzas”. En el crítico trabajo de terminar con el dominio corporativo y construir la democracia, siempre debemos estar en contra de la amenaza del des radicalismo.“Estas estrategias deben reflejar una comprensión del estado actual de derecho que nos pone a nosotros, las personas, subordinadas a los propietarios, organizados en sus formas corporativas, y deben reflejar nuestro compromiso a revertir esa ley”.En movimientoCon esta cosmovisión, no debería sorprendernos que Bryant haya sido una espina para los funcionarios de la prisión. Altamente litigioso, sin dudar en denunciar un agravio cuando se violan sus derechos, Bryant también defiende a sus compañeros reclusos tan estridentemente como se defiende él. Él los ayuda a redactar sus propios reclamos, investigar estatutos relevantes para sus casos y elaborar estrategias para sus audiencias de libertad condicional.Como él no tiene ninguna posibilidad de obtener la libertad condicional, el Departamento de Correcciones tiene, irónicamente, una amenaza menos que pueda mantener sobre la cabeza de Bryant. Aun así, a pesar de todos sus enfrentamientos procesales con el personal penitenciario, Bryant nunca ha sido enviado a la Unidad de Reclusión Restringida, excepto para ayudar a sus compañeros de prisión que fueron puestos allí. Esto es considerable que haya ocurrido por 25 años, dado cuán impulsivamente los guardias arrojan a los prisioneros “al hoyo”. Este método de tortura es aún más atroz si se tiene en cuenta la grave falta de recursos de salud mental en las prisiones de Estados Unidos.Los materiales educativos para los estudiantes de inglés son casi inexistentes. En un estado en el que una proporción cada vez mayor de prisioneros habla poco o nada de inglés, Bryant a veces es la única persona disponible para traducir. Bryant dice que la mejor herramienta que tiene a su disposición para ayudar a sus compañeros hispanohablantes adquirir destrezas en inglés es el periódico Workers World-MO.La última página de este periódico, la sección de español Mundo Obrero, es el texto clave de la instrucción ad hoc de inglés como segundo idioma que ofrece Bryant. Hay más de 300 suscriptores a WW-MO encarcelados en Pensilvania, pero algunos de ellos solo tienen acceso a esa página.Para sus compañeros reclusos, la asistencia de Bryant significa una oportunidad renovada de ganar su libertad. Esto ha llevado a que los funcionarios penitenciarios quieran sacar a Bryant de su jurisdicción cuando causa demasiados problemas. Ha sido transferido a varios bloques de celdas e incluso a otras ­prisiones.En una ocasión, fue enviado de vuelta al bloque F de SCI Mahanoy, que fue el primer lugar donde llegó después de su falsa condena. Una mañana después de la mudanza, Bryant se despertó en su celda y vio a una figura familiar. Aunque el hombre caminaba inestable por décadas en el hoyo, encorvado y arrastrando los pies tras la puerta de la celda, no había duda por los ojos sabios, esa cara inteligente y esas largas rastas negras.Se corrió la voz rápidamente de que Mumia Abu-Jamal estaba nuevamente entre la población general después de 30 años en confinamiento solitario. Su nueva celda estaba al lado de la de Bryant.Los prisioneros acudieron a Mumia como lo han hecho con cada profeta a lo largo de la historia. Pero Bryant mantuvo su distancia al principio. No quería abrumar al revolucionario que, final y milagrosamente, había salido del infierno en la tierra que es el corredor de la muerte.Su amistad finalmente nació de la infatigable compasión de Bryant. Empezó a arrojar consejos de supervivencia del Bloque F a Mumia: qué ponerse en el camino a la ducha, qué días mantener su celda limpia para la inspección, en quién puede confiar, a quién evitar. Pronto se formó un vínculo y, en poco tiempo, los dos a menudo podían ser vistos en el patio caminando, hablando y teorizando.El ex Pantera Negra y periodista de radio de Filadelfia se volvió hacia Bryant y dijo: “Sabes, B, tienes una gran voz de radio”. Normalmente, eso solo sería un gran cumplido por parte de un orador como Mumia Abu-Jamal. Pero Bryant fue sorprendido por una razón completamente diferente.“Mu no tenía manera de saber esto, pero mi padre era un jockey de radio AM para WLAN. Cuando era un niño, lo imitaba a él todo el tiempo”. Mientras cuenta la historia, Bryant rompe en una parodia impecable de las etiquetas clásicas de radio en español de la mañana: “ Buenos días, estás escuchando a 93.7 Ramón y Lucci. No toques esa esfera …”Parecía predestinado que Bryant Arroyo se cruzara con Mumia Abu-Jamal y lo adoptara como su mentor. Uno de los héroes más grandes de Bryant fue Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, el boxeador de peso pesado que ganó su libertad después de haber sido encarcelado por error durante 20 años. Había esperado encontrarse con él algún día, pero este sueño nunca se realizó pues Carter murió de cáncer de próstata en 2014. “Pero Mu lo conoció”, dice Bryant. “ Hurricane fue a ver a Mu. Eso es igual de bueno”.[En la segunda parte: ‘El primer ambientalista prisionero en el mundo’]FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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On tenth anniversary of death, Oakland remembers Oscar Grant

first_imgJan. 1 — Over 200 people gathered at the Fruitvale BART Station in East Oakland to commemorate Oscar Grant and condemn his murder by police. Family members, clergy and community activists loudly proclaimed, “We are all Oscar Grant.”Grant was killed by Oakland BART police on Jan. 1, 2009. In response, the streets surged with massive demonstrations against police terror and the murder of Black and Brown youth. At the rally, speakers recalled both the death of the 22-year-old African- American man and also the movement against police murders that developed in its aftermath. Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, said: “People know Oscar all around the world. I believe that Oscar’s life was a catalyst to change our society. It brought an awareness, and it has caused us to examine what has happened.” Johnson has helped organize a national movement involving mothers of Black and Brown men and women who have suffered “death by cop.”Cephus Johnson, Grant’s uncle (known by all as “Uncle Bobby”), recalled that Grant’s case made history when bystanders took out their cell phones and recorded his nephew’s murder by BART cop Johannes Mehserle. Mehserle was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison for Grant’s murder.“For the first time in California state history, an officer was arrested, charged, convicted and sent to jail — that is historical,” said Uncle Bobby. “Let us all remember that it’s your vigilance that has brought about this change.” Cat Brooks, a founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP), former candidate for mayor of Oakland and a longtime community activist, talked about the early days of the movement for justice for Grant. Brooks paid tribute to Wanda Johnson and the Grant family who shared Oscar and his legacy with the movement.Brooks recalled how this movement not only impacted Oakland but spread: “We stayed in the streets for three years fighting for justice. We were emailing and Facebooking with people around the world. People on the other side of the world were holding signs that said, ‘We are Oscar Grant.’”Brooks noted, “Our legacy kicked off the next iteration against police terror in this country and around the world. What has stayed the same is that we are still target practice, and the state maintains its insane practice of overincarceration, overpolicing and overkilling our communities.” Brooks urged people to get involved in the movement against police terror and for justice for all victims of racism and police violence.The APTP will hold its fifth annual “People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy” on Jan. 21, starting at 11 a.m., Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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California labor condemns police murder of George Floyd

first_imgThis is big. Seemingly out of nowhere, the “silent majority” of the working class took to the streets in towns and cities across the land — in a time of COVID-19 lockdowns and state-ordered disruption of normal human interactions — to condemn the police lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis.International Longshore Workers Union leaders traveled from California to Houston to attend George Floyd’s memorial service, June 8.Organized labor didn’t lead it, but it did join in this historic, largely spontaneous movement against police impunity and the entrenched system of white supremacy that lies behind it.Longshore unions plan to shut down West, East and Gulf Coast ports on June 9 — stopping work for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the duration of Floyd’s streetside, slow-motion execution at the hands of Minneapolis police.“We’re living in a recurring nightmare in America,” said the California Labor Federation in a June 4 statement. “Over the past few weeks we’ve seen the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade and George Floyd. And for centuries, our brothers and sisters have been murdered for no other reason than the color of their skin.“Every time a Black person is brutalized by the police, individuals and organizations condemn it. When racism leads to a modern-day lynching, we express shock. But these scenes repeat, over and over. We’re on a vicious loop that ignores the desperate need for change and cements the systemic racism that’s plagued our nation since its founding.”The California labor statement called for ending the school-to-prison pipeline by creating decent jobs and “zero tolerance of police officers who commit any acts of violence against our communities.” “A once-in-a-generation call to action”On the same day, four Bay Area central labor councils, representing half a million working families, issued a joint statement entitled, “Unions must help lead the fight for racial justice.” The statement asked, “What type of society do we want for our grandchildren? Do we want more schoolhouses or more jails? More teachers or more police?“This is a once-in-a-generation call to action. The fight for racial justice is our fight.”It’s no secret that the mainstream of organized labor has been slow to act against white supremacy and police violence. You could say this has been an “Achilles heel” of the unions — an obstacle to uniting with the great mass of unorganized workers, the gig workers, the migrants and farmworkers, including members of oppressed nations and nationalities within the borders of the United States. We’re talking about uniting the most numerous and essential class of all, the working class, without whom no commodity would be produced and no service would be performed.One thing the murders of George Floyd and the others have illuminated for all to see is, first of all, how brutal and corrupt is the system of the exploiters and oppressors and, second of all, how quickly and powerfully the many sectors of the working class can spring into united action to confront them.Welsh is a retired letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and a current delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Rodney Reed supporters gearing up for hearing

first_imgHoustonThe Reed family, neighbors, supporters and activists from Houston and Austin gathered April 17 in the historic Kerr Community Center and Park in Bastrop, Texas, for their monthly event for Rodney Reed. Reed had been set for execution in November 2019, but was granted a stay by Texas’ highest criminal court with just five days to spare. This was based on an appeal that Reed did not commit a 1996 murder and was in fact innocent.The Bastrop gathering included making signs for Reed’s upcoming July 19 evidentiary hearing, signing Mother’s Day cards for women on Texas death row and a screening of the 2019 documentary, “A Plea for Justice,” that lays out the case for Reed’s innocence.The film shows that it was impossible for Reed to have murdered a young white woman, Stacey Stites, in Bastrop, presenting the many inconsistencies and outright lies involved in the prosecution of Reed. After the film ended, the crowd agreed Reed had been framed and sent to death row. “The cops lied, the Texas Rangers lied, the Bastrop police lied and the investigation was improperly done to cover up the killer, who was likely a cop. The time of death given during the original trial was wrong. Evidence was not properly stored or analyzed and, to this date, the murder weapon, a belt used to strangle the woman, has never been tested for DNA,” supporter Caleb Granger told Workers World. On April 22, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lawsuit filed by Reed’s attorneys — together with the Innocence Project of New York City — on the basis that too much time had elapsed since the original trial. Reed’s lawyers had asked for the prosecutors to turn over the woven belt murder weapon, which has a probable residue of physical evidence because it was used with such force that it broke in two. And there was other crime scene evidence never tested for DNA. The attorneys argued that DNA testing is now routine in murder cases, and that, if the evidence was tested, it would support Reed’s claim of innocence.At the April 17 gathering, Sandra Reed told the crowd: “We as a family appreciate everybody who came out tonight to support my son. You’ve seen this film, and there are more wrongs still. We have gotten so much support for Rodney from all over the world. We are determined to get justice and we won’t stop until Rodney is home with us.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Farm Fatalities Dropped In 2011; No Child Deaths

first_img There were fewer reports of Indiana farm-related deaths in 2011 than the previous year, including none involving children for the first time in 13 years, according to a new Purdue University report. The Indiana Farm Fatality Summary reports that 16 people died in farm-related incidents in 2011, down from 23 in 2010. The number of farm-related fatalities represents about 13 percent of the 122 fatal work injuries documented in Indiana last year. Previous articleCorn Good but Record Bean Yields in Tipton CountyNext articleCompany Idles State’s Oldest Ethanol Plant Gary Truitt Bill Field, Purdue Extension safety specialist, said while it’s good that there’s a declining number of farm fatalities, farmers should still practice preventative safety. “We’re moving in the right direction, but every one of these incidents is preventable,” Field said. “We shouldn’t just accept this as something no one can do anything about.” Facebook Twitter By Amanda Gee Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Fatalities Dropped In 2011; No Child Deaths Tractors remained the most significant agent of injury, accounting for 38 percent of reported fatalities. Field recommended that those in the agriculture industry continue to place importance on safety, especially when transporting equipment on highways, working around grain storage facilities and allowing children in the workplace. He estimated there were nearly 7,000 farm-related injuries in Indiana in 2011, although not that many incidents were reported. Non-fatal incidents are not well documented by any source, but the few reports that were received were severe and involved extended hospital stays. “From a productivity perspective, these incidents can cost quite a bit of money, and farmers are usually not well insured and have high deductibles. The economic impact for farmers in Indiana is in the millions of dollars. Just a visit to the emergency room can be very expensive,” Field said. SHARE The study cites several reasons for the decline in farm-related fatalities, including advancements in the safety, productivity and efficiency of agricultural technology, the decline in the portion of the population required to work the land and efforts to educate farmers and agricultural workers about work-related threats.  Field thinks the increasing number of equipment upgrades from older machinery has helped lower the number of farm-related injuries and fatalities in recent years. “We’re seeing a retirement of older machinery. Today’s farming units are safer, have better technology, are better guarded and run better overall. Older equipment is being salvaged because of the high price of steel and iron,” Field said. To view the full report or find more information on safety in agriculture, visit https://www.farmsafety.org Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 6, 2012 While less than 1 percent of Indiana’s workforce is employed in production agriculture, the industry has traditionally been responsible for the highest number of work-related fatalities in the state. The report also says that for the first time since 1998, there were no reports of anyone under the age of 18 being killed in Indiana during farming activities. SHARE Farm Fatalities Dropped In 2011; No Child Deathslast_img read more

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USDA Has MILC Information for Dairy Producers

first_img USDA Has MILC Information for Dairy Producers Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Has MILC Information for Dairy Producers By Andy Eubank – Jan 30, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE Beginning February 5th USDA will issue payments to dairy farmers enrolled in the Milk Income Loss Contract program for the September 2012 marketings. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia made the announcement Wednesday. MILC was extended through September 30th in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. USDA previously announced all MILC contracts would be automatically extended – so eligible producers do not need to re-enroll in the program. Those with approved contracts will continue to receive monthly payments as available.USDA says the payment rate for September 2012 is approximately 59-cents per hundredweight. For October 2012 marketings – the payment rate is approximately two-cents per hundredweight. The payment rate for November 2012 marketings is zero. Dairy farmers need to complete a new Average Adjusted Gross Income form for 2013 before the October MILC payment can be issued. The new CCC-933 form is available at local USDA Service Centers and online at www.fsa.usda.gov/ccc933.Dairy operations can choose a production start month other than October 2012. Those who wish to do so must visit their local FSA office during the month of February.Additional information on program requirements, updates and signups will be provided to producers as it becomes available. More information on the program is available at www.fsa.usda.gov.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoy Booster Plot Program Announced by ASA and PartnersNext articleIndiana Flexes Political Muscle at Statehouse Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Early Soybean Yields Good in Eastern Indiana

first_img Facebook Twitter Huffman said moisture levels are averaging between 28-22% and, with continued dry weather, should be ready for harvest in about 2 or 3 weeks, “We should be in the low 20% range on much of the corn, and this will fall into the teens in the next few weeks.” He added, however, that there are some fields in Eastern counties where corn has just reached black layer. By Gary Truitt – Sep 26, 2013 Previous articleLow-Cost Feed Alternative Available in Harvested Corn FieldsNext articleReports now Surfacing of Some Lower Indiana Yields Gary Truitt T C HuffmanThe soybean harvest is in full swing in Eastern Indiana counties, and early yields are good. Sunny and dry conditions have let growers in Eastern Indiana get the soybean harvest rolling. TC Huffman with DuPont Pioneer says yield results on the early planted varieties are good, “The 2.8 to the 3.2s have been pretty good , but I have some concern that these may be the best yields we get.” He told HAT some of the later season varieties did not benefit from the late August rain, and he does not expect them to yield as well. Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/09/huffmanwrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Early Soybean Yields Good in Eastern Indiana Home News Feed Early Soybean Yields Good in Eastern Indiana Huffman says many growers are focusing on soybeans while letting the corn continue to dry down in the field. Some early planted corn was harvested early in September, but later planted hybrids are still too wet. He worries, however, that some corn may not be able to stay in the field much longer, “I have been walking some of our research plots, and it has confirmed my fears that we have more stalk integrity issues than most people realize.”  He said strong winds or heavy rains could cause serious problems and create a real problem for corn left standing in the field. SHARE SHARE Listen to the complete report from TC Huffman on the DuPont/Pioneer agronomy page.last_img read more

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USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase

first_img By Andy Eubank – Dec 1, 2013 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Net farm income is now forecast to be 131-billion dollars in 2013. That’s up 15.1-percent from 2012’s estimate of 113.8-billion. After adjusting for inflation – net farm income in 2013 is expected to be the highest since 1973. The net cash income forecast is down just over three-percent from 2012 at 129.7-billion dollars. Despite the decline – the 2013 forecast would mark just the fourth time net cash income – after adjusting for inflation – has topped 100-billion dollars since 1973. Total expenses are again expected to increase in 2013 – continuing a string of year-to-year increases that have taken place since 2002 – with the exception of 2009. Expenses are projected up 10.9-billion in 2013 to 352-billion dollars. That would be the highest on record in both nominal and inflation-adjusted dollars. USDA says labor and rent are the expense items expected to increase most in 2013 – with producers expected to pay less for fuel and fertilizer. The debt-to-asset ratio and debt-to-equity ratio are expected to reach historic lows. USDA says this confirms the strength of the farm sector’s solvency.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase SHARE USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase Previous articleStudy says Animal Ag Demand for U.S. Soybean Meal GrowsNext articleWhat Did Not Make News in 2013 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly

first_img The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly Home Commentary The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly SHARE Facebook Twitter During an average day there are hundreds of items that flow into my e-mail inbox. Some of these are important news items that become part of the news that Hoosier Ag Today produces each day. A large number end up in my junk folder because they are just that junk. Then there are those items that defy easy classification: some are strange, others are bizarre and some are just plain silly. Here are a few samples from the past few weeks.In an effort to be on the cutting edge of the NO GMO fad, some companies are making drastic changes and losing customers rather than gaining them. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has always been a bit over the edge when it came to being socially progressive. I mean, how many other international brands employ a “social mission activism manager?”  The ice cream maker has set out to replace 50 different flavors of ice cream with non-GMO ingredients. The problem is they can’t find that many. For example, the Heath Bar was the central part of their Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, but since the Heath Bar is made with products that are (gasp) GMO, the Heath bar had to go. The move however, is not going over well with customers and anti-GMO groups.Customers are complaining the new formulation does not taste as good as the original. In fact, there is even a social media petition to bring back the old formulation. Anti -GMO groups are also upset because the corporation that owns Ben and Jerry’s,  Unilever,  is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the group that last week sued Vermont over the GMO labeling law.  Perhaps the next flavor should be Hippo Hypocrisy, since Ben and Jerry’s was a major force behind the passage of the Vermont GMO labeling law. Did you know that HSUS is using your donations to buy body armor?  According to Humane Watch, HSUS has created “seizure teams” that take the law into their own hands and rush in to rescue animals they say need saving. They even have very official looking badges for these team members. Now they are outfitting these team members with bullet proof body armor. To me this seems a little scary, but Humane Watch suggests I file this in the silly file.  “Here’s why this is silly: HSUS does occasionally assist law enforcement in conducting raids on dogfighters. But there’s no way that any law enforcement agency would ever put volunteers in a situation where they might be in the line of fire. The police will make arrests, and HSUS will assist in collecting evidence/seizing dogs afterward. If there really was any danger, law enforcement would not be letting HSUS roam around filming promotional videos, and the other personnel would also be wearing body armor. They aren’t. In other words, this is all about showmanship, just like the phony badges. What next, an AR-15? A tactical shield?”It is still legal to drink chocolate milk in Connecticut.  Connecticut school children who enjoy chocolate milk are being granted a reprieve. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed an education bill last week that included language potentially prohibiting the sale of nonfat chocolate milk in schools. The ban was apparently an inadvertent result of an effort to reduce sodium levels in beverages provided in Connecticut school cafeterias, as required by federal law. But in his veto message, Malloy said all milk producers add some sodium to their nonfat chocolate milk to counteract the bitterness caused by adding cocoa to the milk.I have been saving the best for last. During an on-line debate over animal care (these occur daily on social media channels), I saw the most incredible statement made by someone opposed to “factory farming”. These so called discussions usually consist of name calling and restating misconceptions. When someone from the ag community attempts to explain what really happens on livestock farms today, they are called liars or employees of Monsanto.  This is especially frustrating to farmers since it is obvious from their comments that those opposing modern livestock production have no idea what they are talking about nor have they bothered to find out the truth for themselves. Thus, while I was a bit astonished, I was not really surprised when someone who was bashing “factory farms” said in all sincerity, “I know that those farms are like, I drove past one once.”I will plan to share a few more of these gems later on this summer. Something tells me I will have no shortage of material from which to choose. By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIndiana Ag Trade Mission UnderwayNext articleMore Delays for Indiana Spraying and Sidedressing Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 15, 2014 last_img read more

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Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 30, 2014 Home News Feed Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Mike SilverThere were plenty of surprises in the USDA planted and grain stocks reports released on Monday. The big surprise came in the soybean planted acre number. The USDA projects that at a record high 84.8 million acres, up 11 percent from last year. Mike Silver, with Kokomo Grain, said the figures were well above what the market had expected, “The range of guesses going into the report was 80.5 to 83.2,  so the report was well above anything the market had expected.” The increase in acreage planted compared to 2013 is led by the soybean “powerhouse states” of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota which are each expected to plant between 600,000 to 850,000 more acres this year. Corn acreage was pegged at 91.6 million acres, down 4 percent from last year. This represents the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010; however, this is the fifth largest corn acreage in the history. The corn number was close to what traders had been expecting, averaging 91.7. The March intentions report had pegged corn acreage at 91.69 million acres. Silver told HAT the stocks number was also a surprise to the market, “The corn stocks number of 3.845 billion bushels well above the pre-report expectation of 3.724, so it was higher than the market expected.” As a result, new crop corn prices put in a new low on Monday, and Silver says they may go even lower, “The funds are still long the corn market and, if based on this report, they begin to unwind those long positions, we could see this price continue to move lower.” Silver expressed some skepticism over where the USDA found the high stock number and hoped the market would find a summer low where it could begin to build some support heading into harvest.Logan Burges, at Grain Hedge.com, on the HAT mid-day podcast, said soybean prices may also see much lower prices, “The USDA is forecasting a new crop on farm price in the $10 range; and, given the number we saw today, it is hard to argue with that assessment.” This month’s report reinforces forecasts that the soybean market is in transition, said Todd Davis, crops economist at AFBF. “The old-crop soybean market is managing tight stocks through higher prices while the market is waiting for a potential record-large new crop harvest,” he stated.On June 1, 2014, Indiana corn stocks totaled 309.3 million bushels, 94 percent higher than a year earlier, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. About 45 percent of the corn was stored on farms. The third quarter disappearance was 229.0 million bushels, compared with 154.3 million bushels a year earlier. Soybean stocks on June 1, 2014, were 32.4 million bushels. That was 1 percent higher than stocks a year earlier. The third quarter indicated disappearance was 40.0 million bushels, compared with 39.5 million bushels during the same period in 2013. Farm stocks of soybeans were 10.5 million bushels. Wheat stocks on June 1, 2014, were 15.4 million bushels, 37 percent below a year ago. Approximately 98 percent of wheat stocks were in commercial storage. Fourth quarter indicated disappearance was 9.1 million bushels, 16.1 percent of supply.More analysis from Mike Silver can be found here.More analysis from Logan Burges can be found here. Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling SHARE Previous articleWeather Continues to Challenge CropsNext articleIndiana Soybean Acres up 6% Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Thune Unveils New Conservation Program

first_img Facebook Twitter Thune Unveils New Conservation Program Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 3, 2017 SHARE South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune is introducing a measure designed to give producers another conservation option in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill called the Soil Health and Income Protection Program, or SHIPP. This is a voluntary program to address soil health and less-productive farming land. The SHIPP proposal is a shorter conservation program than the normal Conservation Reserve Program. To participate, farmers would have to commit a maximum of 15 percent of their least productive acreage for three-to-five years which is a shorter time commitment than the 10-to-15 years required for CRP. “Having a program like this that’s three-to-five years in duration satisfies a lot of the requirements that farmers are frustrated with regarding the CRP program,” Thune says. He says this will be a good opportunity for farmers to get income off their least productive lands and give them a chance to plant crops on it again if commodity prices improve.Producers can plant the acreage with hay or alfalfa outside of the nesting and brood-rearing period in their county. The annual SHIPP payment rate is half of the CRP general sign-up rental-per-acre rate for the county.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Thune Unveils New Conservation Program Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleData Coalition, Growers Join to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork?

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 21, 2019Next articleWhether it’s Time to Lock in Basis on Corn on the HAT Thursday Morning Edition Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork? How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork? By Gary Truitt – Feb 21, 2019 Facebook Twitter How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork?Despite government efforts to control the disease,  African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread across China (and even out of China). Ming Liang, China’s marketing director for the U.S. Meat Export Federation, stated, “Over 100 cases in 24 provinces have been reported, and it shows no signs of stopping. It is really devastating for the Chinese hog industry.”While the disease poses no threat to human health, the extensive media coverage in China is causing consumers to shy away from eating pork. Liang said, “All the media attention has caused consumers in the larger cities to shy away from eating pork.” He believes this downturn is likely to be short-lived since pork is a staple in the Chinese diet, “We consumer about 35 kilos of pork per person annually.”The key to increasing U.S. pork sales to China is to lower the tariffs imposed by China. Currently China places a 50% tariff on U.S. pork imports, making U.S. pork much more expensive than pork from other nations. Liang said, despite this, there are some in China who really want U.S. pork, “We are working with some importers that just really want U.S. pork and are willing to pay the higher price.”  Should the U.S. and Chinese trade relations improve, pork producers could benefit from a significant increase exports to China.A report on swinehealth.org says the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture released a communication confirming that the African Swine Fever Virus has been found in two northern provinces. The area is located about 100 miles from the Chinese border.Outbreaks appeared on three farms, and all of the infected animals have been culled from their herds. Animal Health Department officials are testing the herds at neighboring farms. Local authorities in the region have put control measures in place to help limit any potential spread of the disease. Moving animals in the infected areas is restricted and quarantines are in place.  The Vietnamese Chief of Epidemiology says animal smuggling and tourism are making it difficult to protect Vietnam against ASF spreading further into the country. SHARElast_img read more

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Different Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture

first_img Different Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Different Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture By Gary Truitt – Aug 20, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCFAP and WHIP+ Money Still Available to Indiana FarmersNext articleDifferent Visions of the Future of Indiana Agriculture on the HAT Friday Podcast Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LG-debate-wrapup.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Many issues were discussed during this week’s Lt. Governor debate on agriculture, but there were two vastly different visions for the future of farming in our state from the two major candidates.With a four year track record of serving agriculture, incumbent Republican Suzanne Crouch was able to point to a number of successes in growing agriculture in our state. She promised more of the same during the next four years but admitted there would be some challenges.“We are going to be challenged in the upcoming budget session because of declining state revenue due to COVID 19 but that just presents us the opportunity on how we are doing business as a state,” she stated. “How can we roll back regulations to help our agribusinesses and farmers do business with the state in a more efficient and cost effective manner?”Democratic challenger Linda Lawson, new to agriculture but with a strong passion to help farm families, advocated a change in the way state government funds and works with farmers.“We need to put our money where our mouth is.”She added that Indiana provides less money to farmers than any other state in the union.“We need to treat farmers like we treat big corporations.”She promised to get more farmers involved in making state ag policy.“I want to see men and women who know about crops, who know about fertilizer and cover crops.”Crouch said Indiana agriculture’s best days are ahead of us.“The future will be bright when every Hoosier is connected with broadband access. That is how we can grow our ag economy the most.”Lawson said, without additional state funding for farming, growth and prosperity by farm families will not be realized.Both candidates made their remarks at the Lt. Governor’s agriculture debate on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds which was livestreamed statewide. The event was organized by the Indiana AgriInstitute.last_img read more

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Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021

first_img The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) seeks farmer leaders to join its 24-member board responsible for investing Indiana’s soybean checkoff funds each year in programs that develop new markets for Indiana soybeans, create value to the state’s soybean growers, engage producers in events and support farmer’s environmental, social and economic sustainability.The ISA Board of Directors represents approximately 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers who contribute their dollars through the checkoff program, and it manages soybean farmer investments. Eight board seats are up for election this year. Applications for the 2021 election are due by Friday, March 5.In District 1, board members Kendell Culp and David Rodibaugh, both of Rensselaer, Ind., are completing their third and final terms as ISA directors this year. Both positions from this district are open. District 1 includes Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tipton, Wabash and White counties.In District 2, both Carey McKibben of LaGrange, Ind., and Larry Wilkinson of Kimmell, Ind., are up for re-election. The counties in District 2 include Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley.In District 3, incumbent board directors Kevin Cox, Brazil, Ind., and Gary McDaniel, Boonville, Ind., are up for re-election in 2021. District 3 includes the counties of Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick.In District 4, board members Roger Bommer, Brookville, Ind., and Keevin Lemenager, Monrovia, Ind., are up for re-election. District 4 counties include Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Washington.Each candidate must meet these requirements:Has paid into the federal soybean checkoff within the last two years.Certify ownership or share ownership and risk of loss of soybeansCompletes a director expectation statement and returns it to ISA by March 5Go online to www.indianasoybean.com/elections to learn more about serving as an ISA director or to download a director expectation statement. For more information, call Hannah Vorsilak, ISA Marketing Operations and Leadership Director, at 317-644-2791. The ISA will distribute election ballots to soybean farmers by mail in May. ISA will announce election results in July. Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021 Previous articleNew Online Purdue Course Looks at Hemp as a Crop and ProductNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Welcomes New District Leaders for 2021 Indiana Soybean Alliance Facebook Twitter SHARE By Indiana Soybean Alliance – Jan 12, 2021 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain

first_img HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 3, 2021 Corn lost momentum from the overnight trade and early morning to finish lower and soybeans gave back yesterday’s gains. Kokomo Grain’s Mike Silver has analysis.Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/market-analyst-podcast.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleKettler: Big Changes Coming to the Western Lake Erie BasinNext articleIndiana Crops Welcome Hot Weather Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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String of hurricanes bring back students memories of Katrina

first_imgHurricane Season: TCU students and alum chime in with past and present experiences Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Rachael Zimmerman printHurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have all brought rain, wind and destruction to different parts of the world – but they also brought something else. For some TCU students, the storms brought a reminder of everything they’d been through when they were hit by hurricanes.Amanda Kiefer, a junior finance major and New Orleans Native, has found herself thinking about her own time after Hurricane Katrina.“I was only in third grade,” Kiefer said. “But it really marked the end of my childhood for me. It matured a lot of us, understanding how much people lost.”She lived through Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Her family’s home didn’t flood in either storm, but there was significant damage.“Our house had wind damage from Katrina, which ripped apart the roof causing water to get inside the walls,” Kiefer said. “I remember that a lot of people thought we survived the storm and then a day or two later everything really hit the fan when the levees broke.”Junior economics major Bobby O’Leary, from North Palm Beach, Florida, also has the destruction of Katrina stamped clearly in his memory after his family chose not to evacuate.“We had some cracked windows and this huge oak tree in our front yard got struck by lightning, splitting it in down the middle where you could see the burn marks,” O’Leary said. “Half of the tree stayed upright and the other half fell over and smashed our brick driveway, putting a hole in it.”Katrina wasn’t O’Leary’s last hurricane, these powerful storms are something his family has adapted and prepared for.“Our house is literally built for hurricanes, which is why we don’t evacuate,” he said. “The whole house is made out of concrete and so is the foundation. We have hurricane-proof windows, sturdier trusses to reinforce the roof and a generator that’s half the size of a train car that can power the whole house for up to two weeks.”These preparations are part of the reason O’Leary’s family remained safe during the recent Hurricane Irma.While the storms have all blown past, Kiefer said that she knows the weeks after the storm can be the hardest part.“It’s going to feel different at first, but remember why you love your city,” Kiefer said. “It is going to get better down the line, but it’s going to be slow moving and you’re going to have to put in the work. You have to go into this emotionally and mentally knowing it’s not going to be the same for a while.” + posts Rachael Zimmermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachael-zimmerman/ Twitter Facebook Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: October 1, 2017Next articleESPN’s College GameDay set to visit Fort Worth Rachael Zimmerman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU hosts Lettermen’s Hall of Fame induction World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Rachael Zimmerman (Zim) is a Spanish major and Journalism minor from Dallas, Texas. Her dream job is to be Guy Fieri’s assistant on “Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives,” but will happily host anywhere there is a burger involved.last_img read more

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What we’re reading: Bombs, Trump and Tweets

first_imgCourtesy of Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times Alexa Hines Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Twitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Seniors react to postponing May Commencement + posts Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Twitter Linkedin Alumnus to reopen local bar What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Previous articleThe Skiff: October 25, 2018Next articleFogelson Honors Forum looks to the future of higher education Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “ABC News” to “BBC News.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got updates on the mail bombs, a drug initiative and tweets by President Trump.Total mail bombs: 12Two additional bombs, addressed to Senator Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were intercepted Friday morning.The package addressed to Booker was intercepted in Florida, while Clapper’s was found in New York. The FBI confirmed that these packages were “similar in appearance” to the other 10 mail bombs found this week.Who were all the mail bombs sent to? Here’s the running list of who and where they were sent.Investor George Soros (New York)President Bill and Hillary Clinton (New York)President Barack Obama (D.C.)Former Attorney General Eric Holder (Florida)Democratic US Rep. Maxine Waters (1 in Los Angeles, another in Maryland)Former CIA Director John Brennan (New York)Former Vice President Joe Biden (2 in Delaware)Actor Robert De Niro (New York)Senator Cory Booker (1 intercepted in Florida)Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (New York)Now, the FBI is zeroing in on one postal facility.All eyes on FloridaFBI investigators are looking into a US Postal Service facility in Opa-locka, Florida, northwest of Miami. Investigators have searched through the mail facility and security footage looking for any leads.Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc in Florida on Friday.According to local police officers, the postal facility also has a bomb squad and canine unit on site with federal officials.Authorities have branded the mail bombs as an act of terrorism, even though the explosives might not have even been made to work.Lower drug pricingPresident Donald Trump proposed to lower drug prices on Thursday, saying the prices should be based on other countries’ prices. He said Medicare should pay for some prescription drugs based on other industrial countries’ costs. The change would save the government and Medicare beneficiaries a lot of money. The proposal would not go into effect until 2019 or possibly early 2020.This initiative is just one of the many initiatives proposed by the White House as the midterm elections approach. Trump says turn aroundIn his usual medium, Twitter, President Trump warned the migrant caravan Thursday to turn around.To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally. Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018The President’s tweet came hours after a U.S. official confirmed around 800 troops will be sent to the U.S-Mexico border to assist the National Guard and Homeland Security. It is unclear which units will be deployed and why they are deployed. It’s important to note that federal law prohibits the use of active duty service members for law enforcement inside the United States, unless signed off and authorized by Congress.Trump’s early morning tweetAt 3 a.m. President Trump was active on Twitter. President Trump addressed CNN as he claimed he was the one being blamed for the mail bombs being sent to Democratic officials and others.Trump’s early Friday morning tweet said ‘‘Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’’’CNN is a usual target for Trump’s tweets. According to the Trump Twitter Archive, a website that archives the President’s tweets, President Trump has tweeted about CNN more than 260 times since he announced his candidacy in June 2015. California slams TrumpCalifornia will submit a repudiation of President Trump’s proposal to freeze the fuel-efficiency standards for the United States’ cars and trucks. The state officials call the freeze, which would be in effect until 2026, “flawed” and “illegal.”The 400-page rejection claims this proposal would worsen the air quality and harm the wallets of Americans. This document also foreshadows a potential legal battle between the federal government, California and many other states. No comment has been made from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. California’s rejection joins more than 72,000 comments on the proposal. That’s all for today. Check back Monday for more. Facebooklast_img read more

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College of Fine Arts dean search to continue next year

first_img Previous articleWhat to expect from the new Music CenterNext articleNoticias TCU Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium ReddIt printThe search for the Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts will continue into the 2020-21 academic year.Dr. Richard Gipson, the dean, has agreed to serve for another year as the search continues. Dr. Gipson’s title changed from “interim dean” to “dean” effective immediately as of Feb. 25. “I would also like to thank the search committee for their dedication and commitment to the selection process,” Provost Dahlberg said in an email to the university last week.  “The Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts is a wonderful opportunity and I’m confident a renewed search will result in our finding a highly qualified, visionary leader that is the right fit for TCU and this unique deanship.” Gipson had been the interim dean since August 2018. Before being appointed as dean, he was the director of the TCU School of Music for 16 years. Dr. GipsonPhoto Courtesy TCU“At TCU’s College of Fine Arts, we are committed to discovering, nurturing and supporting the artistic potential in our students as well as sharing the fine arts with the larger community,” Dr. Gibson said on the TCU College of Fine Arts website. “At TCU our students develop their talents, explore the diversity of cultural expression and prepare for a successful career, all in harmony and concert with our public. While we already enjoy an impressive array of strategically designed and supportive physical spaces, TCU is committed to improving our facilities through major capital improvement projects.”  Since Gipson has been a part of the School of Music, the program has grown locally, regionally, nationally and internally, according to the TCU College of Fine Arts website.Additionally, Gipson has helped create partnerships in the community that continue to develop. Faculty and staff size, as well as enrollment, have increased. Facilities continue to expand, including The Van Cliburn Concert Hall which will open in Fall 2020 on campus.    Gipson was appointed after former dean, Dr. Anne Helmreich, left TCU to work for the Getty Research Institute.                                       Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Facebook College of Fine Arts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Twitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports Facebook Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. ReddIt Twitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Linkedin Alexandra Preusser last_img read more

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Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin This author does not have any more posts. printOf course, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Since the first day of classes, positive COVID-19 cases among TCU students have risen from 13 to more than 200.Inviting all students back was like laying the kindling for a fire and crossing your fingers that it wouldn’t light. The university spent months building a plan for a “connected campus” where masks would be worn and only small groups would gather, and then college students returned and began acting like college students. Can we blame them? Reports of off-campus parties came as no surprise to students and shouldn’t have come as such to university administration, either. Students have received emails warning them against attending parties and being in large groups, yet they have not faced consequences for ignoring the bolded phrases written in those messages. The inaction seems to represent the main strategy of the administration over the past few months – to just act like everything is normal. From the size of the tuition bill to the number of students living in the dorms, they have done everything they can to put on a display of normalcy. Their failure to disincentivize students from gathering in large groups cannot be ignored as cases surge. Blaming students for gathering together when they are placed within a mile of their friends can only go so far. University decision-makers must also be held accountable for their decisions. As seniors, we understand this temptation to celebrate with friends we haven’t seen since March. We understand how easy it is to behave as we would at the beginning of any other school year, at a university whose administration is trying as much as possible to simulate a normal college experience. And we also understand that if we gather in large groups or fail to wear masks, the opportunity to be on campus goes away — for everyone.  If the case numbers continue to increase as rapidly as they have, classes may be transitioned to a fully online format. TCU would join the list of universities across the country that have abandoned or postponed plans for in-person instruction — UNC, Notre Dame and Michigan State, to name a few.   First-year students who are just getting settled may have to move back home. Football season may be canceled. The normalcy that we want so badly to return may be gone. We’re anxious – and we’re nervous. We love TCU and we want to stay. And we think you do, too. So we’re asking everyone to be more responsible. Students, please don’t party. Please wear your masks. And administration, hold us accountable when we selfishly put our short-term enjoyment before the well-being of our community. Do what you can to help us spend our final year at TCU in Fort Worth. Previous articleRace and Reconciliation Initiative begins study into TCU’s historyNext articleSGA Vice Presidential Debate TCU 360 Editorial Board RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter TCU welcomed students home amid the pandemic.(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) ReddIt Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Linkedin TCU 360 Editorial Board Facebook The TCU 360 Editorial Board is the institutional voice of TCU360.com. No single author’s name appears on an editorial because it represents the consensus opinion of the entire board.last_img read more

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Two journalists held since 1 September finally freed on bail

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en September 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists held since 1 September finally freed on bail Follow the news on Mexico “We call for the immediate release of these four journalists and the withdrawal of the charges against them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their only crime was trying to do their duty as reporters and guarantee the public’s right to information.“These arrests recall the tumultuous start to President Peña’s term, when two photographers, Mircea Topoleanu and Brandon Daniel Bazán, were arrested during demonstrations on 1 December. We demand respect for the work of media personnel and an end to violence against them. We also demand an investigation into these police abuses.”Gustavo Ruíz Lizárraga, a photographer with the alternative news agency SubVersiones, was filming demonstrators being arrested by Mexico City police when he was himself arrested and bundled into a police truck. But he managed to pass his video camera to another reporter and his video footage provided evidence of the police abuses and disproved the accusation that have been made against the detained journalists.The three other detained journalists are Estela Morales of Regeneración Radio, freelancer Alejandro Amado Fraustro and Pável Alejandro Primo Noriega of Multimedios Cronopios, who began his detention in the same police truck as Ruíz.The four have been charged with endangering public order, obstructing the authorities, fabricating and carrying objects for the purpose of violence, and resisting arrest.Daniel Cruz, a photographer with the newspaper Milenio, was attacked by a police officer during the demonstration, although he identified himself as a journalist.Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the threat to freedom of information from an upsurge in police violence against journalists in various Latin America countries including Brazil and, in recent weeks, Colombia.Photo: regeneracionradio.org MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts to go further News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say The two journalists still held since a police crackdown on protests in Mexico City on 1 September – Gustavo Ruíz Lizárraga of the alternative news agency SubVersiones and Pável Alejandro Primo Noriega of Multimedios Cronopios – were finally freed on the night of 5 September on bail of 15,800 pesos (900 euros) each.They continue to face trial on several charges including endangering public order, but it is hoped that the judge could decide to dismiss the charges today on the basis of evidence provided by their lawyers.“We think the bail demanded for their release was exorbitant and we reiterate our call for the withdrawal of all the charges, which were completely inappropriate because they were just doing their job as journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Justice will not be fully rendered until there is an investigation into the behaviour of the police during these demonstrations against education reform.”___________________04.09.2013 – Two journalists freed on bail, two still heldIndependent journalists Alejandro Amado Fraustro and Estela Morales were released on bail yesterday, along with other people who had been arrested arbitrarily during street demonstrations in Mexico City on 1 September.But the two other journalists who were arrested on 1 September, Gustavo Ruíz Lizárraga and Pável Alejandro Primo Noriega, have been transferred to a Mexico City detention centre until a judge sets bail for them. The trial for all four journalists is still under way.“We reiterate our call for the release of the detained journalists and the withdrawal of all the charges against them,” Reporters Without Borders said.Ruíz, who works for the alternative news website SubVersiones, identified himself as a journalist at the time of his arrest and was carrying official accreditation until it was taken from him.Heriberto Paredes Coronel, editor of the website, told Reporters Without Borders: “We tried to contact the authorities but they did not respond to our appeal for help. On the contrary, they even claimed that our news media did not exist. We are very worried by the way this trial is developing because so far the authorities have not been very lenient towards us.”_________________________________________________________________03.09.2013 – Journalists arrested, attacked during Mexico City protestsReporters Without Borders condemns the arbitrary arrests of four journalists with independent news media while they were covering street demonstrations in Mexico City on 1 September against education reforms proposed by President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government. May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Mexican journalist murdered on same day as president’s inauguration

first_img Reports Help by sharing this information News The new president has pledged to combat corruption, and most of the journalists murdered in Mexico were investigating collusion between local politicians and organized crime. to go further RSF_en RSF also calls on the authorities in Tepic to concentrate on the hypothesis that Jesús Alejandro Márquez Jiménez, the founder and editor of the news website Orión Informativo and a former reporter for the local newspaper Crítica, was killed in connection with his journalism. December 3, 2018 Mexican journalist murdered on same day as president’s inauguration In articles posted on his news site, Márquez was very outspoken and specific in his criticism of the links between organized crime and local officials and politicians in the state of Nayarit. MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence He was also involved with a political party, the Movement for National Regeneration (MORENA), in the city of Tuxpan, where he recently offered to run as a MORENA candidate for municipal councillor. RSF has learned that a defamation suit was brought against him six months ago by officials in the neighbouring municipality of Tecuala. News May 5, 2021 Find out more “The Nayarit authorities must conduct an exhaustive investigation into this case and must prioritize the hypothesis that the victim was killed in connection with his work as a journalist,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Follow the news on Mexico Márquez’s bullet-riddled body was found at a roadside a few hours his family reported him missing on the afternoon of 1 December. The body was formally identified yesterday. May 13, 2021 Find out more At least nine journalists have been killed in Mexico in connection with their journalistic work so far in 2018. Two journalists, Rodrigo Acuña Morales in Veracruz and Ana Ledesma in Quintana Roo, miraculously survived murder attempts last month. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to prioritize the protection of journalists during his term in office after yet another journalist was murdered – this time in Tepic, the capital of the western state of Nayarit – on 1 December, the day of his inauguration. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation “This latest murder, on the very day that President López Obrador was being sworn in, speaks yet again to the urgent need for Mexico’s federal authorities to completely rethink and overhaul the system for protecting journalists throughout the country.” Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Journalist harassed by authorities

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Organisation AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en April 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist harassed by authorities Help by sharing this information Husseynov and one of the magazine’s journalists, Eynulla Fatullayev, were fined 50 million manats (10,000 euros) on 29 July last year and ordered to publish an apology for an article on 6 April that year criticising the army and objected to by defence minister Safar Abiyev. All the country’s state and privately-owned printing works had refused to print the offending issue, which was the paper’s first appearance in four years.Husseynov was sentenced in 2001 to six months in prison for libelling Baku mayor Hajibala Abutalibov. Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Azerbaijan RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News June 4, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Reporters Without Borders protested today at official victimisation of Elmar Husseynov, founder and editor of the weekly magazine Monitor, who has twice been convicted of libel in two weeks.”He and the magazine are being seriously harassed by some officials with the complicity of courts that use the libel laws to intimidate the independent media,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in letters to President Heidar Aliev and justice minister Fikret Mammadov. “We remind you that such methods violate the commitments Azerbaijan made when it became a member of the Council of Europe. We call on you to put a stop to such unjustified legal action against the independent press.”A court in Yasamal fined Husseynov the equivalent of 4,500 times the national minimum wage (a total of about 4,600 euros) on 4 April under articles 147.2 and 148 of the criminal code for comparing people from the autonomous Azerbaijani republic of Nakhichevan to Sicilians in an article headed “The Godfather” that appeared in the second issue of the magazine this year.Hasan Zeynalov, Nakhichevan’s representative in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, had sued Husseynov on their behalf for libel and harming their reputation and dignity. He had earlier sued him in a civil court, which ordered the editor on 25 February to pay damages of 19,000 euros and publish an apology.Huseynov said the convictions are based on false premises and that the cases were brought because of Monitor’s criticism of President Aliev’s foreign and domestic policies. He said he would appeal against the verdict and take the Yasamal verdict to the European Court of Human Rights. last_img read more

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Court refuses to free editor held for six months on lèse-majesté charge

first_img Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar ThailandAsia – Pacific November 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court refuses to free editor held for six months on lèse-majesté charge Receive email alerts RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s refusal by a Bangkok court to free Somyos Prueksakasemsuk on bail although he has been held for six months on a lèse-majesté charge in connection with his former position as editor of Voice of Thaksin, a magazine closed in 2010.“The new government continues to violate the principles it proclaimed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are sceptical about its intention to carry out the prime minister’s pledge not to abuse the lèse-majesté laws. We call on the judicial system to free Somyos and drop the charges against him.”A member of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (which is better known as the “Red Shirts”), Somyos arrested on 30 April for refusing to identify the person who wrote two articles for Voice of Thaksin under the pen-name of Jit Polachan that allegedly defamed the king. He was formally charged on 26 July on two lèse-majesté counts for which he could get a combined sentence of up to 30 years in prison. His trial is due to take place at the end of the month but it might be postponed because of the current widespread heavy flooding.________________________________________Lèse-majesté charge used to crackdown on opposition media 11-02-2011Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the fate of Somyos Prueksakasemsuk, editor of the magazine Voice of Thaksin, who was arrested by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on 30 April and was placed in pre-trial custody today by a Bangkok criminal court on a charge of lèse-majesté. A request for release on bail was rejected.“This arrest confirms that a crackdown on the opposition media is under way,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Once again it is a lèse-majesté charge that has been used to detain an opposition journalist and activist. This is not an isolated case but one that targets all media that are close to or support the opposition. In less than a month, about 20 opposition figures have been accused of lèse-majesté.” Somyos was arrested at the border in Aranyaprathet, in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, as he was trying to cross into Cambodia. The Bangkok Post quoted a police officer as saying the court granted a request from the DSI to hold him for ten days so that he could not “tamper with the evidence against him.” August 21, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Thailand News May 12, 2021 Find out more The editor of the bi-monthly Voice of Thaksin (which was banned in 2010 and which was subsequently replaced by Red Power), Somyos was arrested in May 2010 following the final assault on the “Red Shirt” opposition demonstrators and was held for three weeks. He later gave Reporters Without Borders an interview.During the news conference he gave on 21 May 2010, he called for a halt to “any threatening act against all mass media.” At the end of the news conference he turned himself in to the authorities.Representatives of the Thai Journalists Association (TJA) and the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association (TBJA) announced on 30 April, the day of his arrest, that they were writing to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva requesting his support for World Press Freedom Day tomorrow.——Police close a dozen community radio stations, carry out arrests27-04-2011Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of a dozen community radio stations linked to the opposition “Red Shirts” in a major police operation yesterday in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces. An exact list of the radio stations raided by the police is not yet available.“Coming just a few months before general elections, this crackdown is very disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If opposition media are no longer allowed to operate, coverage of the elections will inevitably be very one-sided. Worse still, this wave of closures could indicate a desire to permanently censor the opposition.”The press freedom organization added: “The Thai government must end this kind of harassment, which targets not just the Red Shirts but also all those who publicly express their views about Thailand’s political system and monarchy. They are just exercising their right to free speech, which is necessary for a democracy to function properly.”Three people are known to have been arrested during yesterday’s raids: Lek Suphan, a programme host on radio FM 105.75 Ruam Jai Thai (United Thais), the disk-jockey of a station that broadcasts on 105.40 MHz in Pathum Thani province and the manager of Radio Red Skills (96.35 MHz). The last two were later freed on bail.The raids were covered by Prachatai, Thai E-News and other news websites, which said they were carried out by police and officials from various government departments. Some sources told Reporters Without Borders the raids were led by the government’s Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC).Palot Chalermsan, an employee of radio Lam Lukka FM 105.40, was quoted by Prachatai as saying: “Between 20 and 30 officials from the Department of Special Investigation, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, the Crime Suppression Division and the local police came with a court order, confiscated equipment and took it away to Khu Khot police station.”Palot said the station had resumed broadcasting just a week before the raid, after being off the air for repairs. The police said they carried out the raids on official instructions and claimed that the stations targeted had been broadcasting illegally and had defamed the monarchy.The authorities often use lèse-majesté charges under article 112 of the criminal code for political purposes, especially to silence dissent and criticism of the monarchy. One of the latest targets Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a history professor at Thammasat University’s faculty of arts, was threatened by a government official on 22 April with a lèse-majesté prosecution in connection with a speech he gave last December proposing a reform of the monarchy.In statement released on 24 April, Somsak said he had been followed by unidentified men on motorcycles during the past few days and had received an anonymous phone call in which he was told that security officials were keeping a close watch on him and were ready to arrest him at any moment.Thailand is classified as a “country under surveillance” in the “Enemies of the Internet” report that Reporters Without Borders released on 11 March. A dozen people including bloggers, university academics and dissidents are currently being prosecuted on lèse-majesté charges. 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Public TV reporter freed after a week in secret police custody, then fired

first_img to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation RSF_en Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Dodou Sanneh, a reporter employed by the state-owned Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS), was freed yesterday and then fired from his job after being held for a week at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Banjul. No charges were brought against him.“Once again a Gambian journalist has been thrown in prison, manhandled and then released without any explanation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Once again, no protest was made by any of the countries with some kind of influence over Gambia. The cynicism and cruelty of President Yahya Jammeh’s government is fed by the impunity he enjoys.”Sanneh was fired from his position as a GRTS reporter by director general Momodou Sanyang. At the time of his arrest, he was responsible for covering the presidential election campaign of the UDP-NRP-GPDP, one of the two opposition alliances. The election is to take place on 22 September.The authorities never gave any explanation for his arrested. Questioned by journalists while he was still being held, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay, a pro-Jammeh parliamentarian, and a NIA official claimed that they knew nothing about the case.————12.09.2006 – Public TV reporter secretly detained because of his opposition election rally coverageThe unlawful arrest and detention of Gambian public television reporter Dodou Sanneh in an undisclosed location for the past six days was forcefully condemned today by Reporters Without Borders as another episode in a systematic crackdown on the press by President Yahya Jammeh’s government.“This latest arrest just two weeks before presidential elections highlights the despotic character of the incumbent’s government,” the press freedom organisation said. “Sanneh seems to have been arrested for not being sufficiently servile towards the country’s current rulers. If the African Union does not at the very least ask Jammeh to respect all the treaties and charters he has signed, it will never again be able speak out about rigged election anywhere in the continent.”Reporters Without Borders learned from several local sources that did not want to be identified that Sanneh, who works for the state-owned Gambian Radio and Television Services (GRTS), has been held since 7 September. He had been given the job of covering the election campaign of the opposition UDP-NRP-GPDP alliance, which is backing lawyer Ousainou Darboe as presidential candidate. He was reportedly arrested because his coverage of its meetings was considered “not objective.”The sources do no know where Sanneh is being held or what charges might have been brought against him. He is the 10th journalist to be arrested in Gambia since the start of the year. None of these arrests has complied with the legal requirement that detainees must be charged within 72 hours and must be allowed access to a lawyer.The Gambian capital of Banjul is the headquarters of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). It also hosted an African Union summit on 1-2 July. September 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public TV reporter freed after a week in secret police custody, then fired August 6, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Gambiacenter_img GambiaAfrica News January 27, 2020 Find out more News News GambiaAfrica Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Help by sharing this information Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murderlast_img read more

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Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring

first_img News May 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring Help by sharing this information February 23, 2015 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the prosecutor-general’s order forbidding the Kuwaiti media to publish any more reports about the dismantling of an Iranian spy network. The disbanding of the network, allegedly consisting of six Kuwaitis, two stateless Arabs employed by the army and various Arab citizens, was revealed by a media report on 1 May.“It is right that the police and judicial authorities would be free to work on this case without being under any pressure, but it is hard to see how the press would put any pressure on them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This ban constitutes a serious obstruction of investigative reporting, an essential component of quality journalism in a country that claims to be democratic.”The spy ring dismantled by the Kuwaiti security services was reportedly gathering information about Kuwaiti and US military bases for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.Prosecutor-general Hamed Saleh Al-Othman’s ban on any further press coverage of the case was issued on 4 May. The newspaper Al-Aan quoted him as saying the ban was necessary to allow the police and judicial authorities to work calmly and impartially on the case. Kuwait’s news websites are complying with the ban although, strictly speaking, they are not concerned as Kuwait’s media legislation does not cover online media. The online newspaper Al-Aan announced yesterday that it would carry no reports about the case except in the event of a major new revelation.Although Iran has denied any involvement in the spy network, tension is mounting between the two countries, especially since Kuwaiti legislators asked the government to expel the Iranian ambassador. New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go further Receive email alerts KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa center_img News January 21, 2016 Find out more Follow the news on Kuwait Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term RSF_en News September 5, 2014 Find out more KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

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Immediately and unconditionally end the legal proceedings against Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev

first_img News July 26, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Immediately and unconditionally end the legal proceedings against Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says To President Abdullah GulRepublic of Turkey AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts 25 July 2012Immediately and unconditionally end the legal proceedings against Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev Mr. President,The undersigned members and partners of the Human Rights House Network and the SouthCaucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders call upon you to ensure that all charges against Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev are immediately and unconditionally droppedand compensation for the acts of ill-treatment he suffered in Ataturk Airport provided.On 6 December 2011, on his way back to Baku, Azerbaijan, from Vilnius, Lithuania, where he took partin the Civil Society Parallel Event organised by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Intigam Aliyev was at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, to catch a connecting flight to Baku. After an altercation with a customs officer, Intigam Aliyev’s ticket was invalidated by theofficer, Huseyin Kunt, and he was detained and kept in closed room for about four hours. During his detention, he was insulted and intimidated by police officers. Intigam Aliyev immediately informed the Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) that he was being held in detention at the Ataturk airport. The Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly in Istanbul sent lawyers toassist Intigam Aliyev at the airport late that night. The Istanbul Bar Association was also involved in this case. Several international organizations sent appeals and called on the Turkish authorities torelease him.On 7 December 2011 at 12:00, Intigam Aliyev was told that he would be deported from Turkey at 20:30 the same day.That same day, whilst held in custody, Intigam Aliyev was beaten and injured by immigration officers, and repeatedly threatened not to speak out. He was beaten in a small room by Alaittin Sarıkaya, one oftwo civilian immigration officers who accompanied Intigam Aliyev, after he requested his passport tobe returned to him. Servet Erkaraca, the other immigration officer, witnessed the beating andthreatened Aliyev. When Intigam Aliyev asked them to be polite, he was taken to the police officewhere he was beaten on his head and body by the same officer, Alittin Sarikaya, in the presence of seven other civilian policemen and Servet Erkaraca. Despite the lawyers’ insistence before Aliyev’s deportation, he was not provided with any documentsor a detailed explanation related to his deportation or his arrest. He was not allowed to meet hislawyers on 7 December 2011. Intigam Aliyev was sent back to Baku on 7 December 2011, where heunderwent a medical examination.On 16 December 2011, Intigam Aliyev’s lawyers filed a complaint with the Turkish Prosecutor’s Office about the deportation and beatings. They requested the provision of CCTV footage from the airport on 6-7 December 2011. The complaint was rejected due to “lack of evidence.”In early July 2012, Intigam Aliyev was called to the Nasimi District Court and the Yasamal District Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where he was informed about the order of the Bakirkoy Sulh Court and Bakirkoy Asliye Court of the Republic of Turkey, stating that criminal charges were brought against him by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bakirkoy for obstructing the officer from performing his duties (art. 265.1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Turkey), insult (art. 106.1), and threats (art.125.3a) on the basis of the complaints of immigration officers Servet Erkaraca, and Alaittin Sarikaya,and police officer Huseyin Kunt.It later became known that the criminal case had been opened against Intigam Aliyev on 6 December 2011 when he was detained at the Istanbul Airport. He and his lawyers in Turkey had not been informed about it and did not receive any written information about these charges until 6 July 2012.Intigam Aliyev is a well-known human rights lawyer, both in Azerbaijan and internationally. He hasbrought over 200 cases of his clients, including prominent journalists, to the European Court of HumanRights. As the Head of the Legal Education Society, he is an active and reliable partner for all memberand partner NGOs of the Human Rights House Network and the South Caucasus Network of HumanRights Defenders. He is also a member of the Civil Platform of the Eastern Partnership.As a victim of violence and arbitrary detention by security forces at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Intigam Aliyev should be protected by the State.We therefore call upon the authorities of the Republic of Turkey to:  Immediately and unconditionally drop all criminal charges against human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev;  Fully compensate Intigam Aliyev for the ill-treatment he suffered at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and for the moral and financial damages;  Undertake an independent investigation into the accusations of ill-treatment against Intigam Aliyev, and bring those responsible to justice. RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia center_img News News Organisation News Follow the news on Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Yours sincerely,  Azerbaijan Human Rights House – Association for Protection of Women’s Rights (APWR) – Azerbaijan Human Rights Centre- Azerbaijan Lawyers Association- Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety- Legal Education Society- Media Rights Institute  Human Rights House Belarus in exile (Vilnius) Human Rights House Sarajevo – Association of Female Citizens “Renaissance”- Foundation CURE- Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosniaand Herzegovina- Regional Co-ordinator for Youth Groups- Serb Civic Council – Woman and Society Centre Human Rights House Zagreb – APEO/UPIM Association for Promotion of Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities- Be Active Be Emancipated B.a.B.e.- CMS – Centre for Peace Studies- Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past- GOLJP – Civic Committee for Human Rights- Svitanje, Association for Protection and Promotion of Mental Health Human Rights House Tbilisi – Article 42 of the Constitution- Human Rights Centre (HRIDC)  Human Rights House Oslo – Human Rights House Foundation  Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland  Armenia: – Armenian Helsinki Association- Jurists Against Torture- Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor  Azerbaijan: – Human Rights Club- Institute for Peace and Democracy  Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Serbia Article 19 UKMedia Diversity Institute UK  Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Ukraine Reporters Without Borders Youth Human Rights Movemen last_img read more

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Journalist’s killer sentenced to 18 years imprisonment

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Help by sharing this information Reports ————————————————-17.09.2003Reporters Without Borders urges the Brazilian press to closely follow the trial due to begin today in Itabuna (Bahia state) of Thomaz Iracy Moisés Guedes on a charge of participating in the murder on 14 January 1998 of Manoel Leal de Oliveira, the owner and editor of the Itabuna-based weekly A Região.Experience in the fight for justice shows that the news media and civil society have to be alert and involved in order to successfully combat impunity. The media should also follow the trial of another of Leal’s accused killers, police officer Mozart Costa Brasil, due to start before the same Itabuna court on 26 September.A report on this case, entitled “Bahia: culture of impunity?”, was published by Reporters Without Borders in October 2002. Leal was gunned down after implicating the then mayor of Itabuna, Fernando Gomes, in a corruption scandal. Gomes is an ally of former state governor Antonio Carlos Magalhães, one of the leaders of the Liberal Front Party (PFL).”The Leal case above all exposes the limits of a system which puts a police force controlled by locally elected officials – in this case, the state of Bahia’s civilian police – in charge of investigating the murder of a journalist who had targeted one of these elected officials,” the report concluded.According to the report, “The first few months of the investigation by the state of Bahia civilian police could have come from a textbook on impunity… The case was closed in September 1998 without any suspect ever having been arrested and without Mayor Gomes even having been questioned.” Judicial proceedings were reopened in May 2000, following revelations in the regional daily newspaper A Tarde. Guedes is accused of being the driver of the pickup used by Leal’s killers. He was arrested in July 2002. Brasil, a police officer with the economic crimes section of the Bahia state civilian police, was arrested as a suspect in December 2001 and was freed two months later pending trial. A third suspect, Marcone Sarmento, is still on the run. No charge was ever brought against those presumed to be behind the killing, former mayor Gomes and his chief of staff, Maria Alicia de Araújo. RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out more One of the killers of Manoel Leal de Oliveira was sentenced to 18 years in prison on 27 September after a trial by jury in the town of Itabuna, Bahia State, five years after the murder of the publisher of the weekly A Região. Receive email alerts BrazilAmericas Follow the news on Brazil to go furthercenter_img BrazilAmericas News April 27, 2021 Find out more One of two men accused of killing journalist Manoel Leal de Oliveira has been found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Mozart Costa Brasil, accused of firing six shots at the journalist was sentence on 27 September after a three-day trial. A second man suspected of being the getaway driver of a van used by the two killers, Thomaz Iracy Moisés Guedes, was acquitted for lack of evidence at the same hearing on 24-26 September a Itabuna, in Bahia State. The main witness, who formally identified Brasil said she had not seen Guedes in the van. The woman who is under a witness protection programme, said she had received death threats after she said she would give evidence. She said her decision was motivated by the charge against Guedes, whom she knew to be innocent. She also formally identified the other killer, Marcone Sarmento, who is still being sought by police. Some observers believe that his arrest would help identify those who ordered the killing.The trial, one of the most important in the history of Itabuna, given the exceptional nature of the verdict, has created huge local interest. It was followed live on local TV and radio and relayed to the streets around the court building. The case was originally due to open on 18 September but was slightly postponed. Organisation September 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s killer sentenced to 18 years imprisonment May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Newslast_img read more

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Six journalists already arrested or threatened since the start of the year

first_img January 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six journalists already arrested or threatened since the start of the year Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill RSF_en to go further Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific News Nepal’s journalists have been subjected to another wave of arrests and threats since the start of the year. Reporters Without Borders condemns the attempts by the authorities to silence the country’s independent media by any means possible, and calls on the international community to champion the cause of press freedom in Nepal. May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the continuing harassment of the independent press by the security forces in both Kathmandu and the districts, in which at least six journalists have been detained, attacked or threatened since 1 January 2006.“The security forces stop at nothing to monitor and silence journalists working for the independent press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Arrests, threats and censorship succeed one another in an infernal cycle,” the organisation added, calling on the international community to keep stressing the importance of respecting press freedom to the Nepalese government.Half of the cases of censorship in the world in 2005 were in Nepal, where at least 425 journalists were arrested, attacked on threatened.The police yesterday interrogated Benupraj Bhattarai, the correspondent of the daily Kantipur in the eastern district of Ilam, about his sources for a report on a student demonstration during a visit by the king to the district in which anti-monarchic slogans were chanted and black flags were unfurled.The day before, Hari Narayan Gautam of the daily Rajdhani was detained while covering a Communist Party of Nepal-UML meeting in the western town of Kalimati by nine soldiers who had posed as Maoist activists in order to infiltrate the meeting. He was released after being questioned for three hours. An army spokesman said there was a misunderstanding.Reporter Bed Prakash Timilsina and photographer Shailendra Kharel of Kantipur were detained and roughed up on 5 January at the main hospital in the southwestern city of Nepalgunj while interviewing people who had been injured in a Maoist attack.Plain-clothes police seized copies of the weekly Janadabad on 4 January in the eastern town of Sindhulimadi, where journalists were also threatened by soldiers who tried to force them to leave the district.Moti Paudel of the daily Kantipur and Kamal Panta, a cameraman with Kantipur TV, were also detained and beaten on 2 January by plain-clothes police, who accused them of being Maoist spies. They had been covering the case of four persons who were arrested as they left a court in Surkhet which had just released them. A policeman deleted the photos in Panta’s camera. Follow the news on Nepal May 17, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 8, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts News NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coveragelast_img read more

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Juncker backs creation of UN Special Representative for Safety of Journalists

first_img At a joint press conference yesterday with UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed support for the creation of the position of a UN Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists. May 17, 2018 Juncker backs creation of UN Special Representative for Safety of Journalists Help by sharing this information RSF_en Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Freedom of expressionUnited Nations Organisation “We have proposed to our friend to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists because it is a subject that worries us more and more in Europe and beyond,” Juncker said. More than 130 media outlets, NGOs and labour unions throughout the world support the #ProtectJournalists campaign for a special representative that was launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). “As Europe is the continent where press freedom is guaranteed best, the European Commission’s support provides significant additional weight to a campaign already backed by dozens of UN member states,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As we have unfortunately seen in recent months, the dangers to journalists are growing in Europe, to the point that two have been murdered, in Malta and Slovakia.” European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans voiced his support for the #ProtectJournalists campaign in a letter to RSF on 7 December. He did so in response to an appeal by RSF to European governments and institutions to do more to protect journalists in the wake of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder in October. Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Freedom of expressionUnited Nations Newslast_img read more

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A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA

first_img News March 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Syria With AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FRANCE, the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (FIDH) , HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, the HUMAN RIGHTS LEAGUE (LDH), the PARIS BAR ASSOCIATION, the ACAT, the EURO-MEDITERRANEAN NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, SOURIA HOURIA (Syria Freedom), the DAMASCUS DECLARATION, the COLLECTIF DU 15 MARS POUR LA DEMOCRATIE EN SYRIE (support group of March 15th for democracy in Syria), the CALL OF AVIGNON FOR SOLIDARITY WITH THE SYRIAN PEOPLE, REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS, the COLLECTIF URGENCE SOLIDARTE SYRIE (support group “Emergency and Solidarity Syria”), the UNEF (National Union of the French Students), the CGT (French trade-union), the CONSEIL DE COMMUNES ET REGIONS D’EUROPE (CCRE), the WORLD ORGANISATION AGAINST TORTURE (OMCT), the CITES UNIES FRANCE, and the support of the international advertising agency TBWA/Paris.Friday 15 March 2013, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.International gathering for the two-year anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution in Paris,Place du Panthéon, at 7 p.m.In order to say “Stop!” to crimes against civilians, to demand that justice be done infavor of the victims, and to let the Syrian people know that they are not alone, we havelaunched a call for international protest, in solidarity with the Syrian people: “A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA”In less than three weeks, more than 30 cities in France have joined this movement,and in many occasions, the city council has decided to get deeply involved, like inLille, Montreuil or La Rochelle : they have elaborated actions, designed giant-sizedvisuals, and mobilized the public within the city itself and in its surroundings, fromassociative networks to universities and the local press, so they may all unite withthe Syrian people, holding a white piece of paper or cloth in their hands with theword “Stop!” on it.Cities and countries are getting mobilized all around the world: Geneva, Brussels, Sarajevo, New York, Cairo, Koweit City…We also count with the support of numerous villages in France and the Gorée Island in Senegal, and many individual initiatives have also spontaneously emerged here and there.We will be able to spread the White Wave across different time zones.Everyone will be able to post their pictures, wherever they live, with the word “Stop!”in their hands, on:http://www.vagueblanchepourlasyrie.organd thus amplify the movement by creating a massive web-event on the Internet.Several links have been set up to facilitate access to social networks (Facebook,Twitter…) in French and in English.A “500,000 screens” campaign has been launched on Dailymotion: “There are someimages that you cannot turn a blind eye to…”In Paris, a central gathering will be held on the Place du Panthéon at 7 p.m. Bertrand Delanoë, the mayor of Paris, will start the Wave with the Appel d’Avignon à la Solidarité avec le peuple syrien (Call of Avignon for solidarity with the Syrian people), the Théâtre du Soleil, the company of artists Les Passagers, and the Fédération des arts de la rue (street arts federation).The films “2’ for Syria” are currently being broadcast on France Télévision (across alltheir channels), TV5 Monde, France 24, La Chaîne parlementaire, Public Sénat, andreceive support from messages of Radio France and from the websites of thenewspapers and press organs Libération, Médiapart, Le Nouvel Observateur, Auféminin.com, Saphir News, as well as those of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of thecity of Paris, and of the numerous cities that have joined our movement.All personalities, journalists and NGO officials are invited to meet between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the hall of the Mairie du 5ème arrondissement, Place du Panthéon.For further information, read this press release. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News Related documents communique_vague_blanche_en.pdfPDF – 1.48 MB February 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News March 8, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Newslast_img read more

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Photographer Khin Aye Kyu freed, but cameraman brother stays in prison

first_img Help by sharing this information News News Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific News May 26, 2021 Find out more Khin Aye Kyu has been released after a four-year imprisonment. She has now to take care of her brother who is jailed in Mandalay. She wishes she could resume her former activity as a photographer. Reporters without borders has also gathered some new information about the journalist Sein Hla Oo. Follow the news on Myanmar July 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer Khin Aye Kyu freed, but cameraman brother stays in prison to go further RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Burmese photographer Khin Aye Kyu was recently freed after serving a four-year prison sentence for distributing unauthorised videotapes and illegally possessing video equipment.Confirming her release, she told Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) she was trying to resume her job as a photographer but that her priority was looking after her brother Ko Sein Ohn, who remains in prison in Mandalay and whose wife was too poor to support him.Her brother, aged 50, was jailed for the same offence and at the same time, in 1996, but for a longer term of 10 years.  The military regime said he had made and distributed videos of a speech by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She said his conditions of detention were poor and that he had stomach problems. She was visiting him every two months and supporting both him and herself by selling lottery tickets in the street.However, she had covered the recent visit to a Rangoon suburb by Aung San Suu Kyi, who was freed from house arrest in May. “I want to resume my work as a photographer and camera-operator,” she said, “but it’s expensive and I don’t have any clients yet.”Reporters Without Borders called for the release of Ko Sein Ohn, along with at least 15 other media workers imprisoned in Burma.The organisation also learns that the authorities at Myitkyina prison, in the north of the country, recently lifted their two-month-old ban on visits to journalist and elected member of parliament Sein Hla Oo.  Despite the long and costly journey from Rangoon, his wife has said she will visit him as soon as she can. The journalist has had several heart attacks since he was arrested.A few days before the visitors ban was lifted, his wife was invited to the house of Aung San Suu Kyi, who said she was worried about his health and promised to intervene with the authorities. The ban was also been lifted for opposition figure Doctor Khin Zaw Win, who is also imprisoned at Myitkyina.Finally, Czech President Vaclav Havel has expressed his support for writers and journalists in jails, especially Win Tin, in a recent message to the Avignon International Theatre Festival.  Journalist Win Tin, an official of the opposition National League for Democracy, has been held at Rangoon’s Insein Prison since 4 July 1989. Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Women to Study “Mercy Triumphs” at La Cañada Presbyterian Church

first_img Beth MooreThe women of La Cañada Presbyterian Church will be offering an on-campus Small Group experience, studying the book of James through the popular book James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore. The small group study will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., starting April 17 and ending on June 5. The cost is $20.00, which covers the cost of the book and study materials. Childcare is available.Topics in the study will include: joy, hardship, and faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Participants will enjoy fellowship, spiritual growth and encouragement for all women in a shared journey of faith for every season in their lives.“Beth Moore is one of the most gifted women’s bible study teachers today. She communicates with great energy, passion, humor, warmth, and grace. I personally have enjoyed growing through James: Mercy Triumphs. I look forward to this women’s study on Tuesday mornings. All are welcome,” said Heather Wills, who will be leading the study.To sign up for the study, contact Heather Wills at [email protected] and for more information about this and other great programs at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, please visit www.lacanadapc.org or call (818) 790-6708.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Religion Events Women to Study “Mercy Triumphs” at La Cañada Presbyterian Church Published on Friday, April 13, 2012 | 2:36 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img 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 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 Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Video: Oh That Crazy Jesus!

first_img Subscribe 7 recommended0 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. Sermons and Lessons Video: Oh That Crazy Jesus! Delivered by Pastor Craig Donofrio, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Pasadena Published on Monday, June 25, 2012 | 3:21 pm This sermon was delivered by Pastor Craig Donofrio of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Pasadena. Pastor Craig Donofrio came to Mount Olive in 2004 after serving churches in New England and Missouri. He holds BA in Business Management from Christ College Irvine (now Concordia Univ.), an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and has done Doctoral work through Trinity Seminary / Canterbury Christ Church University,UK. Currently, Pastor Donofrio does two broadcasts on Pirate Christian Radio, proclaiming the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 1118 North Allen Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 794-2294 or visit www.mountolivelc.org. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentcenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Join San Marino-based VG Life Sciences as Chief Science Advisor

first_img Business News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Business Newsmaker Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Join San Marino-based VG Life Sciences as Chief Science Advisor From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 11:59 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Photo by TAMU.eduSan Marino-based VG Life Sciences, an alternative energy and agricultural biotech company, today announced that Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D., has joined its subsidiary VGEnergy, as Chief Science Advisor.Dr. Dickman’s expertise lies in comparative plant physiology and plant pathologies, according to a news statement.In concert with the company’s Board of Directors, he will enhance the scientific rigor of the company’s alternative energy core technology platform and expand development of a pipeline of products that enhance the lipid and sugar production in emerging market sectors, such as algal biofuels, and significantly, in more mature and much larger markets, such as corn and sugar cane.“The overall goal of my work is understanding the mechanisms that regulate plant programmed cell death and implementing intervention or alternative strategies to generate new plants with novel mechanisms of pathogen resistance and stress tolerance,” Dickman said.“We have recently shown that modulation of cell death can be an effective means to control certain diseases and facilitate other beneficial outcomes,” he said. “When combining our work with the ground breaking work developed by my colleague Dr. M. Karen Newell-Rogers, we are at a very exciting nexus of technologies and foresee breakthroughs in how we can manipulate plant growth with enhanced and useful traits.”Dickman, received his B.S. degree in horticulture and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of Hawaii. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University, he joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 1987 as an assistant professor, was promoted to full professor in 1997.He came to Texas A&M University in 2005, where he is the Director of the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology.“Having Dr. Dickman join us at this juncture is a significant step toward the commercialization of our VG Energy technologies,” said Haig Keledjian, VG LifeSciences’ CEO. “His field of knowledge complements Dr. Newell Rogers’ work in a way that will bring us closer to commercialization of products in agricultural sectors that are more developed and more robust than the emerging bio-fuels markets.”For more information about VG Life Sciences Inc. go to www.VGLifeSciences.com. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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.last_img read more

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Huntington Acquires Significant Collection of Books and Manuscripts by Novelist Evelyn Waugh

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 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 Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Literary Arts Huntington Acquires Significant Collection of Books and Manuscripts by Novelist Evelyn Waugh Gift of Loren and Frances Rothschild establishes The Huntington as aleading center for the study of the great English satirist From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 11:07 am Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has acquired an extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts by Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966), considered one of the greatest English prose satirists of the 20th century. The collection establishes The Huntington as one of the premier centers of Waugh studies in the world.The trove—with some 250 rare books and reference books and 135 letters and manuscripts—is a gift of Loren and Frances Rothschild; Loren is a longtime book collector and current member of The Huntington’s five-person board of trustees.“We are grateful to Loren and Frances for both having the foresight to collect these materials and then giving them to The Huntington to continue their legacy,” said David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington. “It’s worth pointing out that Loren is the kind of collector who becomes a life-long scholar of his passions. He has wonderful instincts for identifying books and manuscripts that will prove to be of significant value to scholars as well as collectors.”According to John Wilson, associate professor of English at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania and founder of the Waugh Society, the Rothschilds’ gift establishes The Huntington as the second leading center of Waugh studies in the world, second only to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which acquired Waugh’s library in several batches from 1961 to 1991. Other institutions with Waugh holdings include the British Library, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, the New York Public Library, Georgetown University, Leeds University, Leicester University, and Notre Dame University.The Waugh collection strengthens The Huntington’s holdings in 20th-century literature, which already include significant archives of Conrad Aiken, Kingsley Amis, Charles Bukowksi, Octavia Butler, Kent Haruf, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Christopher Isherwood, Hilary Mantel, and Wallace Stevens, among many others. Amis admired Waugh’s writing; as a result, he owned a number of Waugh items that came to The Huntington with his collection. Isherwood too shared a connection with Waugh, having co-written the screenplay to Waugh’s 1948 novel The Loved One. The Huntington archive of journalist, travel writer, and biographer Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976), includes many Waugh letters as well. Waugh contemporaries John Betjeman, Cyril Connolly, Anthony Powell, and Christopher Sykes are also represented in The Huntington’s collections.“This gift moves us significantly forward in our literary holdings,” says Sara S. “Sue” Hodson, curator of literary manuscripts at The Huntington. “It gives us a significant collection for another major 20th-century author.”Waugh’s early novels—Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938)—place him among the best, if not the best, English prose satirists since Jonathan Swift, according to scholars. Says Loren Rothschild: “Vile Bodies compares favorably to The Great Gatsby in capturing the frantic, frivolous, and dissolute culture of the 1920s.” Christopher Hitchens wrote that “Scoop endures because it is a novel of pitiless realism; the mirror of satire held up to catch the Caliban of the press corps.” A Handful of Dust, Waugh’s mordantly hilarious takedown of English upper class society between the wars, is generally acknowledged to be one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy—Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender—has been described as a brilliant, devastatingly satirical, and hilarious autobiographical account of the experiences of an English officer during World War II. Waugh described Brideshead Revisited, made more famous by the 1981 BBC production, as “nothing less than an attempt to trace the workings of the divine purpose in a pagan world, in the lives of an English Catholic family, half-paganized themselves, in the world of 1923–39. It is not meant to be funny, but instead is intended for those who look to the future with black forebodings and need more solid comfort than rosy memories.”Waugh converted to Catholicism in 1930, and his several books and articles with Catholic themes (including Brideshead)—and about notable Catholics—remain of substantial interest to Catholic intellectuals and scholars. His travel books rank him among the best travel writers of his generation. Among the works given to The Huntington by the Rothschilds is the handwritten manuscript of Waugh’s early travel book, Ninety-Two Days—acquired from a direct descendent of Diana Cooper, Waugh’s long-time friend and the dedicatee of the book. The collection also includes Waugh’s hand-corrected typescript of his first novel, Decline and Fall, with the title page showing the alternate titles Picaresque, The Making of an Englishman, and A Study in Discouragement. Waugh crossed out each before settling on Decline and Fall, the first of many satires of British society.In addition, the new collection includes the 17-page annotated original typed manuscript of The Hopeful Pontiff, Waugh’s essay on Pope John XXIII; more than 100 letters between Waugh and his English publisher, Chapman & Hall; and a series of unpublished letters relating to the risk of a libel lawsuit resulting from the publication in the United States of The Loved One, Waugh’s satire on Forest Lawn, the Los Angeles–based funeral business.Among the most engaging items in the collection is a copy of The Cynic, a rare 1916 subversive alternative to the official school journal, co-edited by Waugh, then a 13-year-old student at Heath Mount School. There is also a copy of the Broom, a short-lived 1923 publication with a story written by Waugh while at Oxford. The collection contains scores of Waugh’s articles, essays, and fiction published in periodicals, in some cases as the only or the true first editions of the work. Finally, critical, biographical, and bibliographic secondary research materials accompany the collection.For more information, visit huntington.org. Business Newslast_img read more

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A Land of Love

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog A Land of Love Real Food Daily offers a vegan Italian Valentine’s Day EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 | 6:06 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS It’s the land of Romeo and Juliet, the home of the romantic Spanish Steps, as well as the Bridge of Sighs. Say what you will about the French, the Italians have their love thing down.And they have their carnivore diet down. In fact, most Italians would be puzzled by the idea of a special diet, or one that doesn’t include meat, let alone cheese.But Real Food Daily, with stores in Pasadena, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and an outpost in LAX airport, wants to rewrite the Italian menu, as they present their own plant-based St. Valentine’s Day dinner, “Italian, the Language of Love.”According to Bianca Berzner, assistant marketing director, the 100% vegan and organic restaurant is able to deliciously replicate a full Italian dinner using their own plant-based menu and products. “People are very surprised by the delicious flavors, quality of our food and how full they feel after a meal,” she told Pasadena Now.The meals are created and developed by their executive team consisting of Culinary Director, Tara Punzone, Executive Pastry Chef, Anthony Nigro and founding CEO, Ann Gentry, the public face of the company. (Gentry herself has appeared on a number of TV shows touting the unique restaurant – including this February’s The Talk on CBS.)And interestingly enough, said Berzner, most patrons are not even vegans, just passionate foodies – as the food appeals to carnivores and folks who enjoy a true flavorful and healthy culinary experience.“We find a lot of men and women enjoy the Tex-Mex dishes we have, like our Tac-o’ The Town and Not-Chos, for example. We also have a Spicy BLT and a Reuben sandwich,” said Berzner.Since the restaurant uses vegetables, legumes and whole grains to create a lot of their entrees, they are able to craft a healthier cheese, for example, using cashews and various seasonings.But back to Valentine’s Day. The dinner begins with an aged cashew cheese plate, with a cashew cheese, some chocolate balsamic strawberries, truffle mustard and black pepper crackers.There is also a Sicilian Red Lentil soup with smoked paprika oil and micro greens. The entrée is a Calabrese Stuffed Pepper with smoked quinoa, cici beans, pignoli, roasted garlic pignoli crema, broccoli rabe and botija olives. Pasta lovers can also avail themselves of the Lasagna Napoletana with creamy ricotta, spinach, and crimini mushroom, with fresh marinara sauce.The Valentine’s Day dinner is topped off with two popular desserts: Tiramisu and Crème Brulée. The Tiramisu Bombe is filled with sweet cream cheese and layers of vanilla sponge cake soaked in espresso and cocoa nibs and dusted with cocoa, cinnamon and maple sugar. The Crème Brulée is made with triple-fold Madagascar vanilla bean custard topped with coconut sugar caramel and fresh berries.As Berzner points out, “Obviously the food tastes good, but the real benefit is that it’s a healthier lifestyle, in so many ways.”So, Real Food Daily will be providing the unique menu. You’ll have to provide the romance.Real Food is located at 899 E. Del Mar Blvd. For more information, call (626) 844-8900 or visit http://www.realfood.com. 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img 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 Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Jacobs Awarded Contract to Design Concept for Asteroid Capture System for NASA

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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_imgUncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, March 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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  Make a comment Subscribe HerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter:last_img read more

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CaliBurger Comes to The Rose

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog CaliBurger Comes to The Rose From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 11:07 am 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the 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 CaliBurger believes that fresh tastes best, that selection matters and that service still counts. When it comes to quality, no detail is too small. Their made-to-order meals are always prepared in open kitchens by experienced chefs who carefully monitor quality and adhere to strict standards for processing, cooking, and sanitation. It all adds up to a difference you can taste. 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News The Rose Dinner Theater is proud to announce that Cali Burger is now opened inside the venture. CaliBurger offers amazing home-made burgers, two kinds of chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and milkshakes to die for – now one more reason to visit The Rose! Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday CaliBurger is located at The Rose, 245 East Green Street. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit http://roseconcerts.com/. And if you like traditional taste, grab their traditional Cheesy Cheeseburger, with 100% all-beef patty and melted real American cheese, garden-fresh plump red tomatoes and cool-crisp iceberg lettuce. Try their Cali Chicken Sandwich – Lemon and herb marinated chicken breast, crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and house made avocado mayonnaise, all on a freshly toasted bun or Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Sandwich – Lemon and herb marinated chicken breast, ripe tomatoes, bacon, raw onion, pickles, and house made Chipotle BBQ sauce, all on a freshly toasted bun Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Their signature CaliBurgers are always made with 100% all-beef, ground to their own exacting standards. Their chicken is top grade. All their produce is hand-selected for freshness by their experienced chefs. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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