first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke)  2006 abridged results.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgOkomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgThe Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileThe Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc formerly (Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited) (Kenya Power or KPLC) is an electricity company in Kenya with interests in geothermal, hydro and thermal power generation as well as power generated from solar and wind sources. Formerly known as East Africa Power & Lighting Limited, the company changed its name to The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited in 1983. The company transmits, distributes and retails electricity to customers throughout Kenya and is a national electric utility company; managing electric metering, licensing, billing, emergency electricity services and customer relations. KPLC also offers optic fiber connectivity to telecommunication companies through an optical fiber cable network which runs along high voltage power lines across the country and feeds into the national power grid throughout Kenya. Kenya Power’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria operating in the treasury, business banking, corporate banking and retail banking sectors. The company offers a full service bank of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to securities dealing and custodian services; personal, automotive and home loans; MSME loans and diamond leasing services and investment and advisory services. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc also offers, among others, life insurance products; foreign exchange services; cash management services; capital management and trade services; import finance; treasury bills and investment notes and working capital finance and contract financing. The financial institution’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgBayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBayport Management Limited avails retail financial services through its subsidiaries internationally, including Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The services provided by the company include short term loans, medium term loans, micro asset and group finance products, personal loans and long term loans according the particular needs of the client. Other services availed by Bayport Management Limited involve local money transfer services, savings accounts and flexible deposits, and credit life cover and education protection insurance products. Bayport Management Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is a holding company providing products and services for life assurance, employee benefits, asset management, medical insurance, funeral assurance provision of actuarial services and residential property development. This includes managing pensions, funeral insurance and microfinancing in the informal banking market. Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe offers additional products for individual loans, salary-based loads and loans for farmers. Its actuarial services include life and general insurance services, healthcare insurance, investments and finance and funeral assurance schemes. Its asset management services include unit trusts, money market funds, equity funds, balanced funds and advisory services. Its medical aid services include an access health package, express health package and a foundation health package. The company operates in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with the latter offering products for life assurance and pensions. Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgInterlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileInterlinked Technologies Plc develops, manufactures and markets porcelain and jointing materials for the energy, telecommunications and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company was established to market and distribute the innovative Heat Shrink Technology pioneers by Raychem Corporation of Menlo Park, California. It has diversified into component design and manufacture, systems designs and upgrades, procurement and installation of complete power distribution substations and networks and engineering facility management. The ceramic products are marketed under the brand name Insulex and Aquakleen. Interlinked Technologies Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Lagos and has a liaison office in Abuja for infrastructural development work in the Federal Capital Territory. Interlinked Technologies Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range paint in Nigeria for the decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and protective coatings sectors. The company also markets a range of cement; markets instant road repair materials; and sells sanitary ware products for homes, hotels, schools and factories. Decorative paints are sold under the Sandtex brand name and includes Sandtex Biocote which is an anti-microbial paint used for hospitals, clinics, primary health centres, laboratories, hotels, restaurants, colleges, universities and industrial kitchens. The company sells a range of professional coatings under the Crown Trade brand name; and marine/protective coatings under the Hempel brand name. Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgG4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42017 interim results for the half year.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw)  42017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.last_img read more

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2021 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Presentation Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Others are highly cyclical and look great one minute and dire the next. Some companies have huge debts and others operate in cutthroat sectors with undifferentiated offerings.However, to ride the stock market recovery, I’d look for the best and highest quality underlying businesses I can find. And they’ll likely enjoy a strong trading niche and a well-defended economic moat. You’ll recognise such stock market stars because they’ll sport decent quality metrics, such as a high return against assets and capital employed. They often have higher profit margins and there’s usually a strong financial and trading record featuring robust and rising cash inflow.A long-term perspectiveTo make a million from the stock market recovery, I’d aim to hold on to my quality shares for the long haul. If you do that, the underlying business has a chance to grow and the operational progress could reflect in shareholder returns over the years ahead.As well as a rising share price, you’ll probably see ever greater income from the shareholder dividend. Indeed, there was quick money to be made from the recent stock market rebound if you chose your shares carefully. But we think long term at The Motley Fool. And I reckon we now have a shot at making a million from the enduring stock market recovery that could follow.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. After a sizeable surge since Halloween, the FTSE 100 index is taking a breather. As I write, the index is down roughly 125 points (1.9%) from Monday’s mid-afternoon peak of 6,455. Nevertheless, the Footsie has gained almost 745 points (13.3%) since October, making this a positive month for UK shareholders. On the other side of the Atlantic, news of a highly effective Covid-19 vaccine from US biotech Moderna lifted stock prices again. Yesterday, the S&P 500 index closed at a record closing high of 3,627 points, up 11.2% in 2020. Despite these recent rises, I still see hidden value in quality FTSE 100 companies selling cheaply today. For example, I’d buy these cheap shares right now.GSK is one of my favourite FTSE 100 stocksHabitual Fool readers will know that I write about GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) more often than almost any other FTSE 100 firm. That’s because I regard its cheap shares of one of the biggest low-risk bargains in the entire Footsie. Having been a GSK shareholder for most of the past 30 years, I’ve followed its fortunes over the decades. Also, I’ve had a couple of close relatives work in leading scientific roles at GSK, so I’ve seen the company from the inside.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Under new CEO (and recent Dame) Emma Walmsley, GSK has been undergoing enforced evolution. It is now focused on being a world leader in immunology, oncology (cancer), HIV/AIDS, respiratory treatments, and vaccines. And, being the UK’s second-largest pharmaceutical company, you’d expect the Covid-19 pandemic to boost GSK’s share price, right? Wrong, because these cheap shares just keep getting cheaper.Cheap shares: GSK is down 25% in 10 monthsAs I write, the GSK share price is 1,395p, having falling back 47p (3.3%) overnight. Although this is 111p (8.6%) above the stock’s 52-week closing low of 1,284p on 30 October, I believe GSK’s cheap shares have far further to rise. After all, at their 2020 high on 24 January, they closed at 1,857p, which is 1.33 times the current price. In other words, GSK shares have fallen almost exactly a quarter (24.9%) in 10 months, which puts them in crash territory.In my view, GSK’s cheap shares should appeal to a wide range of conservative investors, such as value seekers and income investors. GSK is what I call an ‘SLR share’, in that it offers Safety, Liquidity, and Returns, as follows:Safety: GSK is a FTSE 100 heavyweight with a market value of £73.4bn, so you know it’s not going to go away any time soon.Liquidity: GSK shares are among the most liquid, being easy to buy and sell in very large quantities.Returns: For the past five years, GSK shares have paid a yearly dividend of 80p.Today, GSK’s cheap shares offer a chunky dividend yield of 5.73%. This is about 1.8 times the FTSE 100’s dividend yield of roughly 3.2%. In fact, at £4bn a year, GSK’s yearly cash payout is the fifth-largest by size in the entire UK stock market. Also, GSK’s stock is cheap in historical valuation terms. It trades on a price-to-earnings ratio of around 10.8 and an earnings yield of 9.3%.For me and other GSK shareholders, 2020 hasn’t been a great year. But I think 2021 will see GSK producing much higher returns, especially for investors buying in at these depressed prices. That’s why I’d buy these cheap shares today, ideally inside an ISA, to pocket decades of tax-free cash dividends and future capital gains! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Cliffdarcy owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 | More on: GSK This great company’s cheap shares have crashed 25% in 10 months. I’d buy today! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 | More on: THG In recent weeks, the Bitcoin price has been shooting higher. It traded just shy of $20,000, and is currently trading around $19,000. The unprecedented volatility has seen the price move 166% higher over the course of 2020. For those who missed out on the rally, or simply didn’t feel comfortable getting involved (like me), it’s not the end of the world.I’m looking towards more traditional stocks to make me healthy returns for 2021. To this end, THG Holdings (LSE: THG) is a company I think could have a strong share price performance next year. For reference, THG Holdings is also known as The Hut Group. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…From zero to IPOYou’ve likely heard of THG recently thank to the public listing in September. The IPO was the largest on the LSE since 2013, and it currently has a market capitalisation of almost £6.4bn. It’s an online retailer but is also categorised as a high-growth tech firm, having only been set up in the early 2000s. The business is involved in helping other firms build and grow their brand. This is mostly from an e-commerce perspective, but as THG has grown, it now incorporates other elements too.Investors like me couldn’t get a piece of the action when it was a private limited company, but since the listing, everyone can get involved in buying THG shares. Being public also means greater news flow to investors and greater financial transparency. So what can we discern from the information we’ve got so far?THG shares look attractiveThe latest release following the IPO was its Q3 results. In it, THG showed year-on-year revenue growth of 38.6%, with guidance that the full-year figures should show revenue of £1.43bn for growth of 25%. These figures are strong, but also highlight to me that the business isn’t at risk from Covid-19 particularly. Although THG does operate in the retail space, the impact of any slowdown would be an indirect one in most cases.THG shares also benefited from the recent announcement that 500 new jobs are going to be created by the end of the year. Most of these will be in the technology services division where the real growth is being driven from. At a time when many businesses are cutting jobs, this is a major tick in the box for sustainable growth in whatever shape the UK economy finds itself!The final reason I think THG shares could have long-term upside is the types of companies it’s partnering with. Over the past couple of months, new partnerships have been announced with Hotel Chocolat and Homebase. The fact that these household names are choosing THG to aid digital transformation or general growth strategy speaks volumes to me. It shows that THG is a well respected firm within the industry.Looking to the long-termFor 2021 and beyond, I think the shares could be top performers. The financial performance is strong, and unaffected by Covid-19 so far. With the weight of new brands coming on board, I think the stock has slid under the radar so far. As a result, it’s currently sitting on the top of my watchlist for exciting shares! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Missed the Bitcoin rally? I think The Hut Group shares could be top performers in 2021 Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Royston Wild | Thursday, 4th March, 2021 Investing in UK shares always carries a degree of risk. And as the pandemic rolls on the dangers for many British stocks are more elevated than usual. New Covid-19 cases are still emerging across the globe as dangerous virus variants spread. There is also the threat of rising inflation to think about and what impact this could have on the global economy.Investors should certainly never buy UK shares using money they can’t afford to lose. But I for one plan to invest in British stocks for the new bull market. I build my Stocks and Shares ISA with companies I think will deliver decent shareholder returns beyond the short-to-medium term. And I think there are many top stocks that will have the strength to weather, or perhaps even thrive, during a bumpy economic recovery.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The UK share price fightbackI’m a firm believer in buying UK shares after stock market crashes. My faith is built on quite solid foundations too, I think. Let’s look at the FTSE 100’s performance in the wake of the global banking crisis during the 2000s. The blue chip index soared 124% in value from the troughs of 3,512 points it hit during the 2008/2009 crisis to the all-time highs of 7,877 points struck in spring 2018.Global stock markets rose strongly as economic conditions improved, corporate profits rebounded, and investor confidence flowed back into financial markets. They also leapt thanks to the massive support provided by central banks and governments. Additional rate cutting and stimulus packages launched during the current economic crisis bodes well for stock prices during this new bull market, too.Wise words from Warren BuffettOf course past performance is no indication of future returns. As I say, a prolonged public health emergency and rising inflation could hamper the scale of the economic recovery. Other macroeconomic problems like trade wars, Brexit, and escalating sovereign debt levels could hit UK share investor returns during the 2020s as well.So far, though, stock markets have risen to overcome severe social, economic, and political challenges and deliver big returns. As investment guru Warren Buffett famously opined, “in the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.”Once again, I fully expect UK shares to rise strongly following the 2020 stock market crash. Its why I’ve kept investing in my Stocks and Shares ISA since last year’s market correction. I bought Coca-Cola HBC as I think that, despite intense competition, that sales should boom as broader consumer spending levels recover. I bought Games Workshop too as international expansion could deliver excellent long-term returns in spite of the growth of illegal 3D model printing. And there are many other top UK shares I’m looking at today. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild owns shares of Coca-Cola HBC and Games Workshop. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Games Workshop. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Thinking like Warren Buffett: why I’d buy UK shares for the new bull market I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: The Motley Fool I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

first_imgThe bull case for the AMC share priceIgnoring the influence from speculators buying to profit from the short-squeeze, there are some reasons to be optimistic about the long-term potential of the AMC share price. And one of the main ones is the reopening of the US economy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Much like here in the UK, for a prolonged period of 2020, cinemas around America remained closed. This decimated the firm’s gross income, with total revenue falling to $1.24bn versus $5.47bn a year before. Fortunately, cinemas have now reopened in most states, albeit at a reduced capacity.So the money is finally flowing again. And due to the relatively rapid rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, around 60% of the US population aged 18 and up have received their first dose. This is potentially excellent news for the AMC management team, as an accelerated vaccination rate might enable them to increase their cinema capacity sooner than expected.Another encouraging sign is the surprisingly stellar performance of Godzilla vs Kong that debuted in March this year. Despite many cinemas being closed worldwide, the film has become the highest-grossing release since the pandemic began. Thus demonstrating large pent-up demand among consumers to return to the big screen experience.This sounds like it could be time for the AMC share price to make a comeback after the chaos of 2020. But as promising as it seems, one look at the balance sheet made me seriously sceptical over the long-term potential of this business.Dwindling AMC potential growthDisregarding the exceptional year that was 2020, the business behind the AMC share price does not look particularly attractive to me. Why? There are a few reasons. First and foremost is the contraction of its industry. Looking at historical data, the volume of cinema tickets sold has been declining since 2002.Cinema operators like AMC have managed to offset the reduced number of tickets sold by increasing confectionary prices. However, now that streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ are either releasing films directly to their platforms or reducing the window of cinema exclusivity, maintaining growth has become quite challenging.To overcome this issue, AMC has been employing acquisitive strategies to expand its chain of locations. But this has led to an enormous build-up of debt that has pushed it to the brink of bankruptcy. In 2019, AMC had over $4.8bn of debt on its balance sheet that meant a $317m interest bill in 2020. That’s nearly three times more than the firm’s operating profits. And last year, this level of debt increased by a further $1bn.The management team is now turning to investors to raise additional capital to keep its lights on. And so, with a shrinking market size, an enormous pile of loan obligations, and a massive amount of equity dilution ahead, the AMC share price definitely looks like a bubble waiting to burst, in my opinion. Therefore I won’t be adding the shares to my portfolio. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in AMC Entertainment. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 1st June, 2021 | More on: AMC Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I think there are far better investment opportunities out there. For example, did you know:center_img See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian 2021 has been an exciting year for retail investors. Following the infamous short-squeeze on GameStop‘s share price, AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) has become the new darling among speculators. Over the last 12 months, the AMC share price is up over 400%. And year-to-date, the stock price has surged by 12 times. That’s some extraordinary growth. But is this a bubble about to burst? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Is the AMC Entertainment share price a bubble? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I felt sick. I couldn’t see how I’d be able to play rugby again.”THE WORST moment for Dave Attwood over these past few months wasn’t when he heard he had received a nine-week ban for stamping on the head of La Rochelle prop Petrisor Toderasc, a ban that cost him a place in England’s elite squad.That may seem bad enough for a 23-year-old lock who impressed the England management last summer on tour in Australia, made his Test debut against New Zealand in November and may well have been starting in the Six Nations with Courtney Lawes injured.But it pales into insignificance compared to hearing that the Romanian prop not only required hospital treatment after losing two teeth and fracturing a cheekbone but, for a short while, was in danger of losing the sight in his damaged eye. Suddenly rugby itself became worthless. “I felt totally sick when I was told it could happen,” Attwood reveals. “A million things went through my mind but the main thought, apart from praying Petrisor would be okay, was that I couldn’t see how I’d be able to play rugby again. I wanted to disappear. I couldn’t understand how I’d done it. I was full of remorse.”Attwood had been cited after stamping on the prop during an Amlin Challenge Cup tie in December. “I’d offloaded to Nick Wood and was about to support him, an area of play I’ve been working hard on, but Petrisor held me back off the ball and for a split-second I lost it.”As Toderasc was removed from the field and taken to hospital, Attwood apologised to him and, later, to his angry team-mates. “When I saw the damage I’d done my first thought was how on earth it could have happened, and then horror at my actions. That’s why I was at pains to say sorry to him, and why subsequently I also contacted the club. Everyone in the game knows I’m not a dirty player. Or at least knew.”He was also cited for stamping when playing for England against the Australian Barbarians last June. He was exonerated on a technicality but it remains a black mark against him. “The problem was I never had the chance to clear myself properly in a hearing, which we were all confident I’d be able to do. So, even though I was found not guilty, it’s there, isn’t it?”There was no doubt about this offence. Attwood pleaded guilty and was hit hard by ERC, then Martin Johnson threw him out of the elite squad as there was little point including a man who would be banned for the first two Six Nations Tests and not match-fit for a third. “It’s been difficult being a fit, professional sportsman stopped from doing what he loves the most and is paid to do. To be entirely responsible for missing games is very frustrating. With Courtney out for the Six Nations, I’d have had a good chance of featuring. I only have myself to blame. I haven’t done myself any favours in World Cup year.”At home with girlfriend Bridget Whelan, there’s little respite. “She’s been supportive but has also been on my back, and rightly so. When I faced the possibility I might have blinded a fellow player I found it difficult even thinking about telling her. We’ve talked about why I did it, what I was going to do. In fact, she hardly shuts up about it, which is how it should be. It’s not something I can just brush under the carpet.” Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. TAGS: Bath RugbyGloucester Quite. To be fair to Attwood he’s hard at work addressing the issue to ensure there is no repeat. “Look, I’m fully aware that I’m in danger of gaining myself an unwanted reputation that’ll lead to refs looking at me, and opposing players testing me. I have to work very hard now on guaranteeing to the rugby world, and to myself, that I never repeat such actions. I never meant to hurt Petrisor. It wasn’t premeditated. It was a split-second reaction and the key now is to prepare for such eventualities, and to learn how to alter my reaction to provocation.“I’ve been talking to Carl Hogg, the Gloucester forwards coach who does a lot of psychology, and spending time with sports psychologists I know from my Bristol University days. I’m hoping that the thought of blinding someone, let alone the punishment meted out, is enough to ensure it never happens again, but I’m not leaving it to chance.”There is one positive. Attwood has had a mid-season, nine-week break which should ensure he’s now fresh, injury-free, fit and strong as the World Cup looms. And the fact that he was still asked to train with England in their pre-Six Nations camp in Portugal suggests that Johnson hasn’t exactly exiled the lock, either.“I have to make the most of the situation I find myself in,” Attwood admits. “That means returning to the game fresh and hungry. It’s been a long year, what with the summer tour, and if I can still make it into the World Cup squad it will continue to be a long year, so this might do me a favour long term. I’m hoping I might still get some kind of opportunity in the Six Nations but we’ll have to see.”Attwood also made the news by signing for Bath on a two-year deal – “There are amazing things going on there and it’s a great chance to develop the brand of rugby I can play” – but first he must do right by Gloucester and England. “Right now I’m happy Petrisor’s okay and that I’m working hard to improve myself. I know I’ve ground to catch up in every department but that’s exactly what I intend to do.”This article appeared in the April 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazinelast_img read more

first_img“The focus is now on confirming the licenses for New Zealand’s five current Super Rugby clubs and that work is now underway.“As well, there is a huge desire to have a Pasifika team involved which we think will be massive for the competition, popular with fans and is a priority for us. As we know, our Pacific nations and Pasifika players in New Zealand have added so much to the rich history of rugby in Oceania and our game here in New Zealand. To have a team that would provide an additional pathway for Pasifika players to perform on the world stage would be hugely exciting.“We will also be working with Rugby Australia to seek expressions of interest from their current Super clubs and other interested parties to join the competition and that work will begin in earnest.”The next step is setting out criteria for those teams who want to make an expression of interest in joining the new competition.Return: Western Force are playing in the Super Rugby AU competition (Getty Images)Yet there are many questions still remaining. What about existing SANZAAR contracts? Could Western Force get a place in the new competition ahead of one of Australia’s current Super Rugby franchises – Brumbies, Rebels, Reds and Waratahs?If South Africa grow their involvement in the Pro14, what teams will play in the league and will they also join the European competitions? Where does this leave Argentina, whose Jaguares side were in the Super Rugby final 12 months ago?And what about Japan – will they want to have a pro side playing in one of these competitions or will they focus on launching a new league themselves?Many of those questions will need to be answered before a new competition format can be confirmed. New Super Rugby competition on the cardsNew Zealand Rugby has revealed plans to launch a new competition in 2021 – and it doesn’t include South African teams.NZR’s Aratipu review looked at a future model for Super Rugby and the aim is to establish a new competition from next year featuring eight to ten teams.Those teams would include the five New Zealand franchises – Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes – a Pasifika team and Australian sides, with the union looking for ‘expressions of interest’ from across the Tasman.There has long been talk of Super Rugby, which involves sides from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and more recently Argentina and Japan, being restructured given the amount of travel involved as well as the complexity of the modern conference format. The Covid-19 crisis has expedited that process, particularly given the travel restrictions in place across the globe.This latest move increases the likelihood of rugby competitions moving towards time zones rather than hemispheres, with the prospect of more or different South African sides joining the Guinness Pro14 already being mooted.Due North: Will SA sides the Sharks and Bulls be playing in the Pro14 next year? (Getty Images)That scenario certainly makes more sense than the traditional Super Rugby model given the strain on players of so much long-haul travel as well as the financial implications – and that’s before you consider the impact of all those flights on climate change.The New Zealand-only Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament has already attracted large crowds while including a Pacific Islands team in a new format would be popular with fans as well as benefit those national teams.The Mercury Group, which has secured a Major League Rugby licence for its Kanaloa Hawaii team from next year, is already in discussions with NZR about bidding for a place in the new competition.Related: Professional rugby reaches HawaiiNZR chief executive Mark Robinson said: “Coming on the back of Covid-19 and its impact on future competitions, the NZR Board has committed to establishing a new professional team competition in 2021. We have also been heartened by the success of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fans-tastic: Super Rugby Aotearoa has drawn big crowds in NZ (Getty Images) center_img New Zealand set to launch tournament featuring Australian and Pasifika teams in 2021 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.last_img read more

first_img Paul Roberts says: Comments (5) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN 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 Ethnic Ministries Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET February 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm As a retired Memphis City Schools teacher who was raised in the segregated South, my eyes, which definitely had not been closed since 1968, definitely were opened by my association with Facing History And Ourselves. I shall never forget having seen “At the River I Stand,” which presented the events and aspects of the sanitation workers’ strike that I had known. I admire and applaud Ms. Jones for having been at the forefront of this and other movements to achieve equality for all Memphians. Kayla McClurg says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Kent Beduhn says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm I clicked on this story because I recognized Happy’s name from my own years at Grace-St. Luke’s in Memphis. It was a very conservative congregation in those days, in a very conservative city. I was the “young Turk” brought on staff, I suppose, to help give the younger and more liberal members a clerical voice. In retrospect, then Rector C. Brinkley Morton (later Bishop of San Diego) showed both wisdom and courage in allowing me both to preach and to lead our young adults in interracial dialogues and work projects in the Hyde Park/North Hollywood area of East Memphis. Goodness, that former Mississippi state legislator had been brave enough just to hire a young assistant who had marched with Dr. King in Selma. I will always be grateful to him and proud of all that Happy has accomplished over the years in the service to God and humanity. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA March 6, 2012 at 8:38 am Well done! And the ripples of a life well-lived move out in widening circles…. For a decade and a half, here in Washington, DC, at the Potter’s House, a small church coffeehouse that has tried to bridge the racial and economic divide for 52 years, Happy’s daughter, Meade Jones Hanna, gives her own passionate service. I am grateful for the model of a dedicated woman who gives herself to causes beyond herself…while also raising up the next generation to go and do likewise. Black History Month, Charles Cameron says: Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Advocacy Peace & Justice, center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Joan C. Browning says: Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Privileged background gave woman power to change the system [Episcopal News Service] During Black History Month, ENS is publishing interviews with Episcopalians involved in the civil rights movement and the church’s work of reconciliation.Dorothy “Happy” Jones“I like making trouble,” says Happy Jones, who recounts her past with passion and laughter. “It’s just fun.”Now almost 75, Jones — whose given name is Dorothy — caused her share of “trouble” during the civil rights movement in Memphis, Tennessee, and she’s not done yet.“I’ve always been interested in politics,” said Jones, who grew up in a prominent Memphis family. “When I turned 21, the first thing I did, I went downtown to register to vote. It was like my birthday present to myself.”She joined the Republican Party.“That was when it was the party of Lincoln, my dear, and it was mostly made up in the South of black folks,” she said. “The deal was that blacks and whites would vote for Republican national candidates, but blacks locally had to vote for the Democratic local people.”Under the Memphis political machine of Edward Hull “Boss” Crump, she said, “they used to take prisoners, put them on a bus and take them around to the polls and vote all the dead people. This basically only happened in black precincts. They would vote for who they were told to vote for.”“There was a group of white Republicans who wanted to break that machine up,” said Jones. “Basically, we established a two-party system.”Her involvement in the civil rights movement began after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot at the Lorraine Motel in 1968 while visiting Memphis to support striking African-American sanitation workers there.“Right after Dr. King was assassinated, we were all pretty shook up down here,” she recalled. One day, she invited herself to lunch with someone from Republican headquarters who was meeting Jocelyn Wurzburg, a Jewish woman trying to establish a local chapter of the Panel of American Women, which raised awareness of prejudice, racism and discrimination.Jones joined the effort. Integrated panels of women – Jewish, Catholic, African-American and white Protestant – spoke at PTAs, churches and civic groups “all over town.”“The deal was to speak about prejudice and how harmful it was,” she explained. “We were very well-received in most places.”The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968, is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum.Of course, there was the time she was sitting beside a man on an Atlanta-bound airplane. Asked what she did, Jones told him she made speeches about “what a great country this is and what a wonderful thing democracy is.”The man was chair of the Bluff City Council of Civic Clubs. He thought the Panel of American Women sounded patriotic and invited them to speak.The council, Jones said, “was the closest thing to the White Citizen’ Council that you’ve got in Memphis. I knew that.”“We were not well-received, but it was fun. The worst thing was the sheriff’s deputies sitting in the back making nasty remarks. They were not polite, especially when they saw the African-American woman come in with us.”Very often when members of the panel spoke, she said, “people in the audience had never seen a black and a white woman engaging with each other as equals and being more or less middle class and articulate and the whole schmear.” While they might not have influenced the Bluff City council, she said, “I think it made a difference in other organizations.”Meanwhile, Memphis’ sanitation workers were preparing to strike again because the city would not recognize the union. Jones and Wurzburg organized a bus ride so people could see how the workers lived. So many people showed up, they had to order a second bus.Most of the riders were “white, Republican and concerned” women, Jones said. “They didn’t want to see the city get into the mess that it had been the year before” when King was killed.The day after the tour, the women visited city hall to see the mayor and council. “I kind of ended up as the spokesperson for it,” Jones said. “What we did was redefine the issue. We said: This is not just a union-management issue. This is an issue about hunger and poverty and racism.”“You know what? They listened. They listened real hard. The union got recognized almost immediately, and we didn’t have another strike.”But not everyone was pleased. Their telephones “rang off the hook with nasty phone calls,” Jones said. “I couldn’t let my children answer the phone, it was that bad. … It was right after that the Republican Party kicked my butt out, at least as an officer.” (She’s now a Democrat.)Next, they tackled the Memphis school board’s policy of not applying for federal funding for free lunches for needy school children. “They didn’t want the federal government messing in their business. That was their reasoning,” she said.Before the next school board vote, she visited all the local black schools, located “in pretty lousy neighborhoods,” and recorded who could and could not afford to eat lunch. “The rule was, if you couldn’t eat, you still had to go sit in the cafeteria. Now, could you believe that?”She gathered a group of women to accompany her to the next board meeting, where she presented her findings. “I just told them it was cruel what they were doing, and there was no reason on earth not to have free lunches in these schools. They voted right then, and that day they got free lunches.”That prompted another phone call when she arrived home, this time from her ultraconservative father. “He had not liked what I had been doing over the past year, to say the least,” she said. “I’d been all over the 5 o’clock news. He said, ‘You know, I’ll never understand what you’re doing or why you’re doing it, but you’re certainly doing it well.’ That was quite a compliment from him.”Reflecting on these successes, she said, “We had some power. In 1968, I had been named by the local newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, as one of the 20 most-influential political figures in the county. That gives you a little power.”When confronted by a group of white, Republican women, local politicians “just couldn’t ignore that,” she said. “Hell, these were the people that put them in office. … Plus it was shocking. Women in my class were not supposed to be doing that. We were supposed to be going to junior league meetings. That’s about it.”It would have been different had they been black or lower-class whites, she said.Over the years, Jones’ activism continued on various policy issues, including domestic violence, and she worked as a certified marriage and family therapist and social worker. At her Memphis Episcopal church, Grace-St. Luke’s, she works at the food bank. In 2009, she was among six women to receive the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis Legends Award for her community activism.Reflecting on race relations in Memphis, she sees progress and cause for concern. The mostly black city’s schools are being consolidated with the county’s mostly white school system, and “the county people are not liking this at all,” she said. “Tensions are fairly high right now.”“We’ve still got the racial divide,” she said. “But … we’ve got a pretty established black middle class, and most neighborhoods that were formerly all white are integrated, to some degree. I live in probably the best neighborhood in the city, I think, and it’s integrated now. It’s not 50 percent or anything. Maybe 25 percent. That’s a big step.”—Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent.En español: http://bit.ly/xDSzdn 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 April 14, 2012 at 8:34 pm Congratulations to Happy and her congregation for years of advocacy and showing up to do the right thing. I know Meade, her daughter, in her work and her family, and see many of traits of Happy–the strong advocacy and need to say and do the important and difficult things for the poor–in offering the legendary welcome and hospitality of the Potter’s House. Blessings for all you have done and continued good work, Happy! Thanks, Meade & Happy, for being an example of Jesus in small and large acts of grace and prophetic advocacy. February 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm I became an Episcopalian during the civil rights movement because of the powerful witness of the Episcopal Society for Racial and Cultural Unity, ESCRU; was in a discernment process to see if I were called to be a priest, and instead, began writing about my days as a Freedom Rider and civil rights activist. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Colombia está considerada como uno de los países más peligrosos para ejercer el ministerio cristiano. En la última semana el sacerdote católico romano José Mejía, de 84 años, fue asesinado en el departamento de Caldas. Dos sacerdotes más corrieron la misma suerte, uno en el Valle del Cauca y otro en Ocaña, Norte de Santander. El obispo Rubén Salazar, presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de Colombia ha dicho que 83 sacerdotes, cinco religiosas (monjas), tres religiosos, tres seminaristas, un arzobispo y un obispo han sido asesinados en Colombia desde 1984. Un breve repaso por el internet revela que en el mismo período 13 pastores evangélicos han perdido la vida en circunstancias similares.El  gobierno cubano ha decidido devolver a la diócesis católica romana de Bayamo-Manzanillo, el antiguo local del colegio la Divina Pastora, una capilla y dos terrenos. Además, prometió dar permiso para construir una capilla en el poblado de Río Cauto. Estas propiedades fueron confiscadas por el gobierno en 1961 junto con las pertenecientes a las otras iglesias. Según el arzobispado de La Habana en el país hay  “unos 650 templos, 340 sacerdotes y unas 600 religiosas”.El cardenal Rainer María Woelki, arzobispo de Berlín, ha anunciado que para el año 2020 las 105 parroquias en su diócesis se reducirán en un 70 por ciento decisión que afectará a unos 400 mil fieles. El año pasado el arzobispo de Viena, cardenal Christoph Schönborn, hizo un anuncio similar al decir que sus 660 parroquias se reducirán a 150 en los próximos años. Observadores piensan que el secularismo europeo y la falta de clero son responsables en parte por la disminución de iglesias.Sonia Sotomayor, una mujer de origen puertorriqueño de 59 años es la única hispana en la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Estados Unidos. En su nuevo libro, Mi mundo adorado, revela historias de su vida que la hacen una ciudadana extraordinaria y común al mismo tiempo. Se crió en el Bronx una zona pobre de Nueva York, su padre murió cuando tenía ocho años, es diabética, come comida típica latina, se siente orgullosa de sus tradiciones, estuvo casada por siete años, decidió no tener hijos y nunca se dejó discriminar. Ella es un ejemplo que “Sí, se puede”, dicen los que simpatizan con ella y los que no también.En un informe sobre su trabajo, el presidente colombiano Juan Manuel Santos dijo que pedía a Dios que no perdiera la humildad para ser un buen gobernante y que el poder “nunca se me suba a la cabeza”. Añadió que siempre ha estado consciente de que  “el poder político es efímero”. Varios de sus colegas latinoamericanos no piensa así.La portavoz del gobierno francés, Najat Belkacem, ha reiterado la “total determinación” del gobierno de llevar adelante el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, a pesar de la fuerte oposición que registra. Una manifestación multitudinaria en la plaza de la Torre de  Eiffel pidió que siga la tradición milenaria de definir el matrimonio como “la unión de un hombre y una mujer”.El mítico alcalde de Nueva York, Ed Koch, ha muerto a la edad de 88 años y ha sido enterrado en el Cementerio de la Iglesia Episcopal de la Trinidad en la calle 155 y Riverside en Manhattan. Koch dijo poco antes de morir que aunque era un judío secular quería que sus restos descansaran en un cementerio episcopal.Para crecer en la fe durante el 2013, los obispos católicos romanos de Cuba “recomiendan cuidar la luz recibida en el bautismo, leer asiduamente la Biblia y meditarla, participar cada domingo en la Misa de la Iglesia Católica más cercana, orar en casa y con la familia, hablar de Dios con amigos y parientes y enseñar a orar a los niños y jóvenes”.Elisabeth von Trapp, una de los 29 nietos de María y el Barón von Trapp, una pareja austríaca dedicadas a la música desde niños, nació y se crió en Vermont, Estados Unidos, ahora tiene 28 años  y emplea gran parte de su tiempo viajando y cantando en salas de conciertos e iglesias. Su historia inspiró la famosa película La Novicia Rebelde (1964) que aún goza de popularidad. Elisabeth interpreta con su guitarra música clásica, cristiana y popular.  Se ha presentado en muchas iglesias episcopales. 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first_img Posted Feb 10, 2014 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 Comments are closed. Matthew P. Payne has been selected to serve as Director of Operations of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC). Payne is Lay Canon for Administration for the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac and will be responsible for membership management, subscription management of Anglican and Episcopal History, the Society’s Quarterly Journal, financial and corporate responsibilities, meeting planning and information technology management. He continues in his position with the diocese.For over a century HSEC has been an association dedicated to preserving and disseminating information about the history of the Episcopal Church. Founded in Philadelphia in 1910 as the Church Historical Society, its members include scholars, writers, teachers, ministers (lay and ordained) and many others who have an interest in the objectives and activities of the Historical Society.“I look forward to managing the administration of HSEC activities” Payne shared with the search committee. “My goal is for the necessities of operations to function quietly, behind the scenes so the important work of the Society is front and center.”Over the next month Payne is working to enable a smooth transition with Susan Johnson, who is retiring from the position the end of February.Payne was selected following a search chaired by HSEC President the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Prichard. The Search Team interviewed multiple candidates before making the selection of Payne. Prichard commented, “The Historical Society has been well served in the past by those talented individuals who been our administrators and directors of operations. We give thanks for the work of Susan Johnson. We were impressed by the talents and experience of all of those whom we interviewed and, and look forward to working with Matthew Payne.”The change in Director of Operations will result in a new address of 82 Cherry Court, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915. The email address ([email protected]), toll-free phone (866-989-5851) and website (hsec.us) remain the same. 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Looking forward to hearing more about their activities. Am particularly interested in the transition from COE to TECITUSA during the Colonial to Independence period! 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first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Matthew DaviesPosted Mar 23, 2015 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 Press Release Service Agrupaciones de Tierra Santa allanan el camino de la paz con el esfuerzo y la confianza compartidos Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL 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 Hopkinsville, KY 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] Puede ser un cliché decir que el agua no conoce fronteras, pero para Elizabeth Koch-Ya’ari, navegar la corriente de la ecología y la pacificación es reunir a ambientalistas israelíes, palestinos y jordanos —personas de diferentes religiones de las comunidades vecinas— para movilizar y crear amistades en torno a una fuente de vida común.Como coordinadora de un proyecto con EcoPaz en el Oriente Medio [EcoPeace Middle East] Koch-Ya’ari encabeza una campaña para rehabilitar el río Jordán. El río, que alguna vez fuera una fuente de agua limpia a través de Tierra Santa, se ha contaminado por el derrame de aguas negras sin tratar y la sequía durante los últimos 50 años.EcoPeace Middle East reúne a israelíes, jordanos y palestinos en el bajo Jordán para el “Gran Salto”, un evento para crear conciencia de los empeños en pro de la restauración del río. Foto de EcoPeace Middle East.“Nos juntamos y usamos el medioambiente como una plataforma para la edificación de la paz”, dijo Koch-Ya’ari a Episcopal News Service luego de una presentación en Tel Aviv en enero, cuando ella se reunió con una delegación interreligiosa de Estados Unidos que visitaba la región en peregrinación.“Es una asombrosa oportunidad para adentrarnos en la comprensión de estas diferentes comunidades limítrofes, que comparten los mismos recursos hidráulicos, que comparten el mismo medioambiente”, afirmó. “En esta zona del mundo, el agua puede juntarnos, porque el agua no ve todos estos muros y fronteras que hemos puesto entre unos y otros”.El río Jordán tiene una gran significación para el judaísmo, el cristianismo y el islam, por ser el sitio donde los israelitas entraron en la Tierra Prometida, donde Juan el Bautista bautizó a Jesús y donde el profeta Mahoma pronosticó un evento que sucedería años más tarde.EcoPeace ha creado un repertorio de materiales para comunidades judías, cristianas y musulmanas, llamado Agua y ecología en el río Jordán, al objeto de alentar la instrucción de carácter religioso y el compromiso en torno al problema del agua.“La realidad es que muchas personas que viven a lo largo del río Jordán no experimentan sus beneficios. En muchas partes su corriente está sucia, contaminada [y] desaparece en las estaciones secas del año”, dijo a ENS la obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori, una de las colíderes de la peregrinación, al tiempo de visitar el Sitio Bautismal de Yardenit, junto al río Jordán, en la región de Galilea, en el norte de Israel.“La labor del instituto EcoPeace es reunir a personas de ambas márgenes del río, de diferentes tradiciones religiosas en comunidades vecinas, para abogar y trabajar en pro del mejoramiento de la situación del agua, para entender las necesidades mutuas, y para que lleguen a entenderse unos a otros como amigos al hacer esa obra”, dijo ella. “Ciertamente es una obra de pacificación”.El Rdo. John Kitagawa, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Felipe de las Colinas [St. Philip’s in-the-Hills] en Tucson, Arizona, y participante de la peregrinación, dijo que la desaparición del río Jordán sería trágica. No sólo significa mucho para las vidas de las personas en ambas márgenes del río Jordán, subrayó, sino que “es profundamente importante para nuestra fe. No es posible leer las Escrituras sin encontrar toda clase de referencias al río Jordán”.Kitagawa dijo que hay muchísimas [situaciones] paralelas en Estados Unidos, donde abundan los problemas de agua.“Yo vivo en el desierto del sur de Arizona. Nuestros manantiales subterráneos están básicamente exhaustos. Tenemos que importar agua del río Colorado, de manera que la misma substancia de la vida está en peligro”, dijo. “Pero no es sólo aquellos de nosotros que vivimos en el desierto. Estoy viendo cada vez más a personas que tienen que lidiar con problemas de fracturación hidráulica en sus zonas y cómo esto afecta las aguas subterráneas. La explotación del carbón y otras formas de minería tienen mucho que ver con la contaminación del agua, y los granjeros están enfrentándose con crecientes problemas de sequía debido al calentamiento global. El agua es un tema constante en torno nuestro. Tenemos muchísimo en común y sólo necesitamos resolver cómo entender nuestras raíces comunes, y una de esas raíces comunes es nuestra responsabilidad como mayordomos de la creación de Dios”.“Las comunidades a través de esta región comparten muchas cosas”, dijo Koch-Ya’ari refiriéndose a Tierra Santa. “El agua es una parte fundamental de la vida y al juntarnos para rehabilitar las corrientes de agua que compartimos, como es la parte baja del río Jordán, ganamos muchísimo, no sólo en beneficio del medio ambiente, sino también para aprender los unos de los otros, acerca de nuestras diferentes comunidades de fe y acerca de cómo podemos ayudarnos mutuamente [y] a nuestros ecosistemas compartidos”.Koch-Ya’ari es una de una serie de líderes de iniciativas de base en Tierra Santa con quienes la delegación interreligiosa de EE.UU. se reunió durante su peregrinación del 18 al 27 de enero.Ella y otros líderes de base están seguros de que iniciativas de este tipo serán fundamentales para crear confianza y romper las barreras, lo cual garantizará una paz duradera en la región mucho después de que los políticos lleguen a cualquier clase de acuerdo. Sin embargo, las probabilidades de una reanudación de las negociaciones entre israelíes y palestinos parecen complicadas, en el mejor de los casos, después de un año que ha sido testigo del colapso de las conversaciones de paz mediadas por el secretario de Estado de EE.UU. John Kerry, una guerra devastadora entre Israel y el movimiento palestino Hamás en la Franja de Gaza, y una serie de acciones y declaraciones de parte de los líderes israelíes y palestinos que tanto reflejan como contribuyen a un clima que causa divisiones.El primer ministro israelí Benjamin Netanyahu, cuyo Partido Likud resultó vencedor en las elecciones parlamentarias del pasado martes, dio el último ejemplo de una retórica políticamente cargada esta semana, al declarar, el día antes de las elecciones, que no habría ningún Estado palestino bajo su liderazgo. Anteriormente, Netanyahu había apoyado consecuentemente una solución con dos estados, incluida en el contexto de negociaciones con los palestinos. No resulta claro lo que podría significar la declaración del Primer Ministro esta semana, en el contexto de unas elecciones polémicas y sorprendentemente reñidas, para el futuro del proceso de paz para las propias relaciones de Netanyahu con decisivos partidarios internacionales de una solución con dos estados, incluido el gobierno de Estados Unidos.Lior Frankiensztajn, del Programa de Negociación Shades, le habla a miembros de la peregrinación interreligiosa de EE.UU. que visitaron Tierra Santa en enero. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENSVolviendo a enero, el grupo interreligioso oyó el testimonio de cómo el mundo de Lior Frankiensztajn cambió hace unos cuantos años luego de que recibiera en su casa a un palestino durante dos meses. Él logró aprender muchas cosas acerca de sí mismo y de sus raíces, pero lo más importante, vio “como la realidad se contempla desde una perspectiva diferente”, le dijo a los peregrinos interreligiosos luego de un almuerzo en un restaurante en Tel Aviv. Desafortunadamente, “los políticos manejan las relaciones, lo cual limita las oportunidades para el progreso… Debe haber un enfoque distinto para el diseño de políticas, para la educación”.Fue esta manera de pensar la que llevó a Frankiensztajn a lanzar el Programa de Negociación Shades, que crea oportunidades de que políticos, educadores y otros líderes palestinos e israelíes se reúnan y compartan con sus homólogos. El programa está auspiciado por la Universidad de Harvard y es financiado en parte por el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU.Reconociendo que es fácil captar a los conversos, Frankiensztajn dijo que Shades intenta identificar los obstáculos, las áreas que requieren mayor atención en ayudar a la gente “a convertirse en mejores negociadores, mejores comunicadores mediante esta experiencia [y] realmente lograr entender los matices y la cultura de la otra parte”. Crear confianza, añadió él, es una parte fundamental del proceso de paz.Azhar Azeez, presidente de la Sociedad Islámica de América del Norte y miembro de la peregrinación, respondió a la presentación de Frankiensztajn con aliento y felicitaciones por sus esfuerzos a favor de la paz. “Puedo ver cómo este empeño traerá un cambio positivo y una esperanza”, dijo.La peregrinación interreligiosa de 15 miembros fue codirigida por Jefferts Schori; el rabino Steve Gutow, presidente del Consejo Judío para las Relaciones Públicas; y Sayyid Syeed, director nacional de alianzas interreligiosas y comunitarias de la Sociedad Islámica de América del Norte.La visita se planeó en respuesta a la Resolución B019, aprobada por la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal de 2012, que pidió una inversión positiva y un compromiso con la región y que recomendó que la Obispa Primada organizara una peregrinación interreligiosa modelo con múltiples narrativas. Esa resolución reiteraba el antiguo compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal con una solución negociada de dos estados, en la cual un seguro y universalmente reconocido Estado de Israel coexista con un Estado, libre, viable y seguro, para el pueblo palestino”.“Sólo cuando las personas en el terreno alcen su voz y digan ‘basta ya’, la posibilidad de la paz y la justicia irrumpirán en la problemática relación entre los palestinos y los israelíes” dijo Gutow. “Cuando nos reunimos con grupos como Shades, Roots y EcoPeace, sabemos que la trayectoria a la resolución y la reconciliación no es sólo posible, sino que es eminentemente factible”.La obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori y el rabino Hanan Schlesinger se saludan al tiempo que los miembros de la peregrinación interreligiosa llegan a Gush Etzion para saber más acerca de la labor de Roots. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENS.La agrupación Raíces [Roots] reúne a colonos israelíes en Bush Etzion con palestinos de las aldeas cercanas para promover el diálogo y cimentar la confianza como una senda hacia la paz. El liderazgo de Roots cree que es imperativo para las comunidades echar a un lado el atrincheramiento político, las acciones y la retórica divisionistas a fin de comenzar a sembrar las semillas necesarias para que se afiance un definitivo acuerdo de paz.El rabino Hanan Schlesinger dijo a los líderes interreligiosos que Roots ha transformado la manera que él tenía de ver el mundo.Hace un año, a invitación de un amigo, Schlesinger salió de su casa y caminó apenas 20 minutos a través de campos y viñedos árabes para llegar al pedazo de tierra donde los peregrinos interreligiosos se reunían ahora para escuchar su historia. Dijo que él corazón le latía apresuradamente cuando entró en el complejo donde aproximadamente 25 judíos y 25 palestinos conversaban.Schlesinger, coordinador en la actualidad de un proyecto de Roots, había crecido con temor de los palestinos que vivían cerca de su aldea.“No tenemos conexiones de ninguna clase con el otro lado. Los periódicos son diferentes, las estaciones de radio son diferentes, las casas de culto son diferentes, compramos en tiendas diferentes, tenemos diferentes sistemas de enseñanza. No tenemos ningún contacto en absoluto. Nos cruzamos en las carreteras y no sabemos quién conduce el auto”, dijo. “Cuando tienes esa situación de distancia, tienes miedo y tienes sospechas y tienes odio”.Pero a través de las conversaciones que él sostuvo durante esa reunión hace un año, llegó a entender que los palestinos que habían sido sus vecinos durante todos esos años también habían vivido con temor de él. “Nunca había pensado en eso antes. Nos temíamos mutuamente”, dijo. Por primera vez en su vida, contó Schlesinger, él le estaba hablando “al otro” como a un igual.De izquierda a derecha, los coordinadores del proyecto Roots, Ali Abu Awwad, el rabino Hanan Schlesinger y Shaul Judelman escuchan para responder a los miembros de la peregrinación interreligiosa de EE.UU. que visitaron Gush Etzion en enero. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENS.El palestino Ali Abu Awwad, un cofundador de Roots, estaba en la reunión y compartió la historia de su vida con el grupo. “Era la primera vez en mi vida que yo oía [un testimonio de] la vida desde una perspectiva palestina, y él habló sin rencor, sin odio, y hablamos acerca de su vida”, dijo Schlesinger. “Era realmente difícil escuchar y sentía que estaba siendo atacado personalmente al oír una narrativa tan diferente a la mía. Pero, por diferente que fuera de mi narrativa, no era falsa. Yo no oí mentiras. Oí que él estaba tomando los bloques de historia y de la vida como yo los conozco y ordenándolos en un relato completamente diferente, pero su historia tenía sentido. Y ahora yo me veo en la historia de Ali. Y aunque él no lo dijo, en su historia yo me veo como el opresor. Eso inició un proceso de reconsideración.Awwad, que se crió en una familia muy politizada y que cumplió condena como preso político, dijo que hay muchos diseñadores de conflicto en ambas partes y que “somos buenos en esta competencia de quien sufre más… Pero cuando se trata de soluciones, perdemos el valor, porque actuamos como víctimas. Las víctimas nunca serán capaces de resolver sus propios conflictos si son los prisioneros de su dolor… El precio de esta guerra ha llegado a ser más fácil que el precio de la paz. Debemos encontrar un medio donde la gente pueda servir a Dios y no perder su humanidad. Juntos podemos marcar la diferencia”.Shaul Judelman, un coordinador del proyecto Raíces que ha vivido en Gush Etzion durante los últimos 13 años, dijo: “sabemos que hay un gran desacuerdo en muchos asuntos —acerca de los hechos del pasado e incluso acerca de la realidad del presente— pero creemos que el diálogo efectivo es el lugar seguro para el debate y para una comprensión más profunda. Es en este espacio que pueden construirse las soluciones”.Gutow dijo que Raíces “nos enseña… que los políticos tradicionales oprimen los sueños intrínsecos de las personas de carne y hueso que viven en la tierra.“Debemos apoyar a los que pueden comprender y hablar con integridad sobre las discrepantes narrativas de las personas normales que levantan sus hogares aquí”, añadió Gutow. “Debemos proporcionarles las plataformas y la ayuda económica y la validez que necesitan para tener éxito. La labor de nuestra peregrinación es servir como testigos interreligiosos de las verdades de ambas partes y ayudar a las personas buenas y nobles que habitan allí a encontrar la paz y la integridad y la calma que tanto desean y tanto merecen”.Reflexionando sobre la peregrinación, Jefferts Schori dijo a Episcopal News Service que “los tipos de empeños pacificadores de base que hemos visto en la Tierra del Bendito se centran, todos ellos, en la creación de relaciones [No obstante] la triste realidad es que palestinos e israelíes viven vidas casi completamente separadas. La mayoría nunca se encuentra en tiendas de víveres, en escuelas o en la vida cívica… Ese encuentro humano es esencial para humanizar ‘al otro’. Las tradiciones de la fe abrahámica hablan de encontrar la imagen de Dios, la divina capacidad creadora que es parte de nuestra naturaleza”.Ella afirmó que se sentía estimulada por “la voluntad de pasar por encima de fronteras, de divisiones físicas, así como de sospechas, dudas y temores” y lo definió como “el terreno en el cual la paz comienza a brotar… El ensuciarse las manos juntos crea vínculos que son más profundos que nuestros prejuicios conscientes. Los vínculos nacidos del trabajo compartido perdurarán, e invitarán a otros a venir y ver, a ser un poquito vulnerables, a fin de ver que la recuperación podría ser posible”.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET El Obispo Primado se dirige al Club Nacional de la Prensa sobre la creación de una sociedad más inclusiva In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK El obispo primado Michael Curry se dirige, el 8 de febrero, a miembros e invitados del Club Nacional de la Prensa, en Washington, D.C., sobre el papel de la Iglesia en la creación de una sociedad más inclusiva. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] “O aprendemos a vivir juntos… o pereceremos juntos como tontos”, así comenzó diciendo el obispo primado Michael Curry al dirigirse a los miembros e invitados del Club Nacional de la Prensa  [National Press Club] el 8 de febrero.Las palabras, dichas por el Rdo. Martin Luther King Jr. durante un discurso pronunciado en  San Luis, Misurí, en 1964, sirven como cita definitoria para el siglo XXI, dijo Curry.“La opción es nuestra: ‘caos o comunidad’”, dijo Curry, haciéndose eco del título del cuarto y último libro de King: Adónde vamos: caos o comunidad  [Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community] publicado en 1967. En el libro, dijo Curry, era obvio que King luchaba por el futuro del movimiento de los derechos civiles y por la manera de conducir una nación —que potencialmente se desmembraba— durante un tiempo de conflicto racial —y de clase— y de la guerra de Vietnam.Partiendo del tema “el papel de la Iglesia en la creación de una sociedad más inclusiva”, Curry compartió sus comentarios con más de 30 personas reunidas en el salón Edward R. Murrow de la sede del club: una organización profesional de periodistas y profesionales de la comunicación con más de 3.500 miembros.Curry habló como parte de la serie regular del club Newsmaker, conferencias de prensa de una hora de duración, en las cuales congresistas, funcionarios del gobierno, politólogos e influyentes líderes de organizaciones se dirigen a los miembros del club y responden a preguntas de los medios de prensa. Katharine Jefferts Schori, la anterior Obispa Primada, habló ante el Club de la Prensa en 2008.La invitación a hablar de Curry se produjo por recomendación de Susan Hahn, miembro del Club de la Prensa y de la iglesia episcopal de Cristo [Christ Church] de las inmediaciones de Alexandria, Virginia. Hahn asistió al evento junto con otros episcopales, entre ellos  la Rvdma. Mariann Edgar Budde, obispa de la Diócesis de Washington, y el Rvdmo. Gene Robinson, obispo jubilado de la Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire.El 7 de febrero, Curry predicó en la Catedral Nacional de Washington durante una eucaristía vespertina en conmemoración de Absalom Jones, el primer afroamericano en ser ordenado sacerdote episcopal.Curry le expresó a los reunidos en el Club de la Prensa que estaba sorprendido por su elección como el primer Obispo Presidente y Primado afroamericano de la Iglesia Episcopal durante la Convención General de junio pasado.Dijo que su elección, sin embargo, no era la única sorpresa, y citó las dos prioridades de la misión de la Iglesia Episcopal, evangelización y reconciliación racial, adoptadas por esa misma Convención.“Evangelización y episcopal” son dos palabras que rara vez se oyen juntas, afirmó Curry, añadiendo que “por primera vez se  situó la evangelización al frente y al centro de la Iglesia Episcopal” que ha contraído un serio compromiso de volver a la labor de reconciliación racial desde fines de los años sesenta cuando John E. Hines era el obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Estos fueron dos decisiones valientes, y no creo que ninguno de nosotros realmente las vimos venir”, afirmó. “Sospecho que cuando uno no ve venir algo como eso bien puede ser una señal de que alguna otra variable participa de la ecuación, lo cual significa que el Espíritu Santo ha estado experimentando con nosotros…“Salimos de esa convención con el compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal con lo que yo llamo el Movimiento de Jesús y con un compromiso a seguir en el camino de Jesús de Nazaret, sin saber exactamente cómo todo esto va a funcionar, pero siguiendo el camino de Jesús de Nazaret que es el camino del amor de Dios en este mundo. Y hacer esto por medio de la evangelización y de una manera que conduzca a la reconciliación racial en nuestra sociedad y en el mundo”.Curry dijo estar convencido de que el llamado de King al siglo XXI “a aprender a vivir juntos como hermanos y hermanas,  está vinculado a la verdad de este Movimiento de Jesús y a la obra de la evangelización y la reconciliación racial”.Tal como el rabino británico Jonathan Sacks señala en su libro No en nombre de Dios [Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence], el extremismo religioso está teniendo lugar en el judaísmo, el cristianismo y el islam, y las voces más moderadas y centristas están ausentes de la conversación. Y Occidente se ha alejando en gran medida de sus anteriores valores judeocristianos, para volverse a los ídolos del interés personal: el mercado, el consumismo y el individualismo.“El becerro de oro del ego ha vuelto a ser levantado por los hijos de Israel en el desierto”, dijo Curry en apoyo de la tesis de Sacks. “Ese becerro de oro, ese ídolo del ego, puede bien ser la realidad más destructiva de la sociedad humana. egocentrismo, egoísmo, llámenlo como quieran, es francamente un cáncer que puede destruirnos a todos y, si no se controla, destruirá al planeta”.Curry dijo sentirse alentado por el papa Francisco, por su popularidad y sus acciones hacia la inclusión de todo el mundo; él está moldeando “una manera de ser que es exactamente lo contrario del egocentrismo y la autodestrucción y en eso se afirma la esperanza”.Jesús, dijo Curry, lo resumió todo, al decir claramente en Mateo 22, que la ley y los profetas dependen del amor a Dios y del amor al prójimo.“La religión tiene que ver de manera completa y total con el amor a Dios y el amor al prójimo, si no tiene que ver con el amor, no tiene que ver con Dios…”King, dijo Curry, entendió que el amor es la vía para crear una “amada comunidad”.“Si amo a Dios con todo mi corazón y con toda mi mente, no hay lugar para el egoísmo”, afirmó Curry.Por su parte, la Iglesia Episcopal al poner la evangelización y la reconciliación racial al frente y al centro busca intencionalmente la manera de llevar a cabo la tarea de amar a Dios y al prójimo tanto dentro como fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal.Curry habló de la evangelización y la reconciliación racial en el contexto del amor a Dios y del amor al prójimo como una senda para “la vida del mundo”.La evangelización no consiste en traer personas a la Iglesia Episcopal, sino en llevar a las personas a una “relación más profunda y duradera con Dios”.“La evangelización consiste en llevarnos de regreso a ese Dios y llevarnos de regreso al encuentro de unos con otros, y eso es la reconciliación, y cuando eso ocurra no permitimos que los niños se acuesten con hambre, cuando eso ocurra todos los niños tendrán la oportunidad de una educación excelente y accesible, cuando eso ocurra todo ser humano será un hijo de Dios y estará dotado por Dios de ciertos derechos inalienables a la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad, cuando eso ocurra depondremos nuestras espadas y nuestros escudos en la ribera y no nos prepararemos más para la guerra.“O aprendemos a vivir juntos como hermanos y hermanas… o pereceremos juntos como tontos. Pero yo no estoy en esta empresa porque crea que pereceremos. Estoy en esta empresa porque vamos a aprender a vivir juntos, y la Iglesia Episcopal va a contribuir a encabezar la marcha porque somos parte del Movimiento de Jesús”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN 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 Students line up near the University of Oregon in Eugene for one of the twice-weekly food distributions at the Student Food Pantry run by the Diocese of Oregon’s Episcopal Campus Ministry in partnership with the local Food for Lane County food bank. Photo: Episcopal Campus Ministry[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in college towns all over the United States are recognizing that many students have to choose between tuition and books or food, and they are trying to help.Their ministries, often done in partnership with the schools and local food banks, range from startup to long-established. Many are growing to serve an increasing need. Some are exploring whether what they do is helping. The problem they address is growing and changing.Food insecurity among college students is often hidden, bolstered by the myth that students who get financial aid have enough money to cover all living expenses. Let Steph Johnson explain it from her vantage point at Grace Café, a part of Christ Episcopal Church, which is across the street from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.A sign on the wall at Grace Café says, “It’s not cheap … it’s free.” About 100 students fill the building on the Christ Episcopal Church campus and spill out onto the deck and another building for the Thursday meal. The cafe is open 8 a.m. to midnight for coffee, snacks and companionship. Photo courtesy of Steph Johnson“I didn’t realize until I got into this ministry how there are kids who, in order to go to college and get their books, they don’t have any food,” said Johnson.Food insecurity can be an ongoing issue for some students but only episodic for others, said the Rev. Doug Hale, who runs the Diocese of Oregon’s Episcopal Campus Ministry. Some students come every week, term after term, to the ministry’s Student Food Pantry, located in Eugene one block from the University of Oregon campus. Other students come and go as financial crises hit them or their families. There are also the inexperienced young people who sometimes make bad choices within campus food service systems and the accompanying meal plans, which “assume people make good choices,” he said.Plus, “there’s always that stigma” and sense of shame that hungry students impose on themselves, said the Rev. Kathleen Crowe, a Diocese of El Camino Real deacon at Canterbury Bridge Episcopal Campus Ministry at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. Bringing the need out into the open helps, she said. When Second Harvest Food Bank’s Just in Time mobile food pantry attracted between 500 to 600 people on the San Jose campus, students saw they weren’t the only ones in need, Crowe said.Schools with more commuter students find they have different types of hunger issues than schools with a more residential student body, according to the Rev. Eileen O’Brien, who until recently was part of Houston Canterbury, an Episcopal Church ministry serving students in the Texas city. Of the University of Houston’s 47,000 students, she said, only 8,000 live in student housing. Many undergrads are coming from nearby communities and may work and go to school full time. Some have families with “mixed documentation,” which raises issues about who can legally work, O’Brien said.The brand-new food pantry that St. Alban’s Episcopal Church organized for international students at the University of Texas in Arlington strives to offer culturally appropriate goods to the primarily Hindu and Muslim population. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceO’Brien and the Rev. Kevin Johnson, rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Texas, both said international students have different needs and face different financial restrictions. At the University of Houston, international students often get no financial aid, and many of their families back home are making big sacrifices for them to be in school. Often, money from home goes toward tuition, not food, housing or clothing. In addition, F-1 student visas carry stringent restrictions on work, making it harder to make ends meet. A number of international students O’Brien knows work “under-the-radar” jobs, such as lawn care or car parking.Up at the University of Texas-Arlington where the international student population is mainly Hindu and Muslim, Johnson said, St. Alban’s budding ministry soon realized that it had to tailor its pantry offerings to the students it hoped to reach. The organizers researched foods and spices that are more specific to their diets, according to Doug Hunt, a vestry member. “We learned there’s different types of Hindu diets,” he said, adding that the international student organization advised the group on those choices.The causes of hunger on campus are manyThe Wisconsin Hope Lab said in 2015 that its survey of more than 4,000 undergraduates at 10 community colleges across the nation found that a “startling” 20 percent of students were hungry and 13 percent were homeless. In April 2018, the group said that, out of the 43,000 students it studied at 66 institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 36 percent were food insecure in the 30 days preceding the survey.The group, now known as the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, defines food insecurity as “the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or the ability to acquire such foods in a socially acceptable manner,” adding that “the most extreme form is often accompanied with physiological sensations of hunger.”While some students can get federal help via the Food and Nutrition Service’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, not all of them know that. The government’s General Accounting Office, or GAO, told Congress in December that many college students may not have enough to eat, but it found that of the 3.3 million students who were potentially eligible in 2016 for SNAP, commonly known as food stamps, less than half say they participated.They may have trouble accessing information about their eligibility. The GAO recommends that the Food and Nutrition Service improve student eligibility information on its website and share information on state SNAP agencies’ approaches to help eligible students.While some may think that hunger is a low-income problem, many students from both lower- and middle-income families who get financial aid struggle to pay for tuition, room and board, books, fees and other costs. Some who do not qualify for aid also struggle.All the while, college costs continue to rise. Between 2005-06 and 2015-16, prices for undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board at public institutions rose 34 percent, and prices at private nonprofit institutions rose 26 percent, after adjustment for inflation, the National Center for Education Statistics said last year.Episcopalians involved in food insecurity work also look for ways to focus attention on the systemic issues that cause it, often by partnering with college administrations. Crowe was invited to serve on a San Jose State committee to address hunger on campus. Hale is also involved with the University of Oregon’s efforts.Smokey’s Pantry volunteers (from left) Kathleen Spight, Haley Channell, Lauren Donnelly and Nelly Stepanov were ready Feb. 12 to serve University of Tennessee-Knoxville students at the food pantry run by the Lutheran-Episcopal campus ministry. Photo: Tyson HouseIt isn’t always easy, though, to get beyond the day-to-day needs. At the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Rusty Graham, administrator of the Lutheran and Episcopal campus ministry known as Tyson House, which runs Smokey’s Pantry, said, “We’re very limited with the human power that we have that goes into the pantry.” Other groups on campus are trying to address the systemic issues, “but from our perspective, we have to limit our scope to solving the immediate problem.”Caitlynne Fox, Tyson House ministry coordinator and pantry intern, agreed. “As a campus community, that discussion about addressing the systemic issues has really just begun,” she said.In her work in Houston, O’Brien tried to convey this reality to Episcopalians and others who are in the position to make systemic changes. She took “the story of real, lived experiences of students on campus and told that story in other places where you had people who could do something about those problems. Campus ministry can help the church [in] building up its consciousness about the lives of young adults,” O’Brien said.Read more about itClick here for descriptions of six campus food ministries that Episcopalians are running.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Enjoy a day at the spa or dinner with loved-ones to break-up the stressDoes the phrase “relaxing holiday season” seem far out of reach? If it does, you’re not alone. There’s plenty to do during the holidays: there are gifts to buy, parties to host, work to finish and travel plans to make. With a hectic schedule, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This year, pace yourself and take a step back. After all, this is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, so don’t forget that you deserve a gift too.Here are five ideas to help you relax and get into the holiday spirit in no time.A day at the spa. A little rest and relaxation can be just the pick-me-up you need to conquer the rest of your holiday to-do list, so plan a spa day for yourself. Take the day off so you don’t feel rushed and spend it being pampered. You’ve worked hard all year, and a relaxing massage or facial is just too good to pass up.A special wash for your special things. Whether it’s your best table linens or your party dress, holiday parties can lead to extra loads of laundry. Treat your special things to a personalized wash with the LG SideKick. This smaller washer can fit right underneath your traditional front-load machine and is perfect for those smaller jobs handling five to six shirts in a four-pound load. It allows you to run two separate loads at the same time, so you spend less time doing laundry and more time enjoying the season.A new LG washer will reduce stress.Great food and great company. Hectic schedules filled with holiday obligations tend to reduce meal times to quick grab-and-go items in between errands. Why not break the cycle and enjoy a nice dinner out with your loved ones. Pick a place that holds memories for your family – it can be as formal or informal as you like – and gather for a relaxing meal together.Binge watch in style. Catch up on the season’s hottest TV shows in style, on the television with the best picture quality on the market today. The LG OLED B6 TV makes every seat the best seat in the house with its perfect blacks, brilliant brights and infinite contrast – even from wide viewing angles. The LG OLED B6 features both Dolby Vision(TM) HDR and UHDA certified “Ultra HD Premium” HDR. And LG’s award-winning webOS 3.0 Smart TV platform makes it easy to switch from your can’t-miss-show to your favorite viral video, so kick back, relax and enjoy.Get started on your goals for next year. Make 2017 the year you learn a new language or pick up at that instrument you’ve always wanted to play. Get a jump start by enrolling in a class over the holiday season to learn something new. Shaking up your routine and mastering a new skill is one of the best gifts to give yourself, and feeling like you’ve already gotten a jump on 2017 is just a bonus.The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle, but if you remember to treat yourself every now and then, the season will ultimately be more enjoyable and relaxing for you and those you love most. To learn more about the LG SideKick or LG OLED B6 TV, visit www.lg.com. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSChristmasHoliday Stress Previous articleCyber Monday: A buyer’s guide to bargainsNext articleOn this day: Shakespeare in love Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

first_img TAGSICYMIWeek in Review Previous articleA Memorial Day grilling feastNext articleRemembering Sherman’s Army Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Graham brings passionate authenticity to her run for governorMayor Jacobs: “The State of the County is strong!”Budget workshops still on pace for JuneErnest C. Swift to be inducted into the Apopka Sports Hall of FameBlue Darters and Mustangs win big in spring jamborees UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter December 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm Nothing says Christmas more than a decorated, lit Christmas tree. One of the best things about putting up the tree is that the decorating possibilities are literally endless. From the variety of ornaments that are available to color choices, ribbon, garland, tinsel and so on, you can create a one-of-a-kind tree.If you’re not sure where to start, here is a look at 5 popular Christmas tree decor options.The Farmhouse Look The farmhouse look has become popular in all facets of interior design. Many people are using reclaimed wood to make furniture or artwork and incorporating interior sliding barn doors to create separation between rooms has been popular for the last few years. The farmhouse look can also be used in your Christmas decor.How to achieve the Farmhouse Look:Creating the farmhouse look is all about picking a natural, earth-toned colors and thinking about incorporating unique textures.“The farmhouse look uses tan, cream, grey and browns with natural finishes such as wood and metal.Icy/Snowy Winter LookAlthough we don’t get a lot of snow in Apopka, you can create your own winter wonderland with a an icy/snowy effect on your Christmas.How to achieve the icy/snowy look:String classic white lights on your tree and use ornaments that remind you of winter weather like snowflakes, icicles, snowmen and ice skates, all in a crisp blue and white palette. Consider purchasing some flocking spray to spray your tree or other greenery you have or buy pre-flocked decor for an added touch of winter. The Vintage LookGo retro this year with a vintage themed tree. You’ll find yourself staring at the tree to take in all the vintage ornaments and it offers a great conversation piece for you and your guests if you are hosting any holiday parties.How to achieve the vintage look:You can get inspired by this vintage tree, which is a throwback to the 1950s. They used woody station wagon ornaments, as well as 50’s red Chevy pickups, campers, vintage Santa’s, trees and reindeer.Red & WhiteWhen we think of Christmas colors, we automatically think red & white. Traditional red & white never go out of style.How to achieve the red & white look:This trend is quite simple to achieve and the result is really gorgeous. Simply stick to these two classic colors when selecting ornaments and use a white tree if possible to really pull off the red & white effect. Since you’re going for a color theme, using large ornaments, like the balls and candy canes seen below, really make the colors pop.MagnoliaMagnolias are a quintessential Southern plant and they make for great Christmas decor. The white/cream color of their petals blends in perfectly with a green (or even white) Christmas tree, as well as with other greenery.How to achieve the Magnolia look:Grab some fake magnolia blooms and place them in your tree, wherever you would like. If you just wanted magnolias on your tree, that would be beautiful, but you could also add white and gold ornaments, as those colors compliment magnolias. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Miacenter_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Creative styles you should take a look at… Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! I’m fond of the icy frosty winter look. TAGSChristmas Trees Previous articleSecond Harvest accepting job applicationsNext articleStill time to donate to Orange County toy drive Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season for the upcoming hurricane season, which extends from June 1st to November 30th. NOAA’s hurricane-specific model – the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast system – will be upgraded to offer greater resolution than ever before, increasing model resolution from 1.2 miles to 0.9 miles (2 km to 1.5 km) near the center of a storm. Additionally, the Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean coupled Non-hydrostatic model was first implemented in 2017 and will undergo upgrades for the 2018 season to include greater resolution, new physics, and coupling with ocean models. The Anatomy of Fear Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The possibility of a weak El Nino developing, along with near-average sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, are two of the factors driving this outlook. These factors are set upon a backdrop of atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are conducive to hurricane development and have been producing stronger Atlantic hurricane seasons since 1995.“NOAA’s observational and modeling enhancements for the 2018 season put us on the path to deliver the world’s best regional and global weather models,” said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction. “These upgrades are key to improving hurricane track and intensity forecasts, allowing NOAA to deliver the best science and service to the nation.” The new polar-orbiting satellite, NOAA-20, will join the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite and use a suite of sophisticated instruments to gather high-resolution data from around the globe to feed NOAA’s weather models, driving the 3-7 day weather forecast that is critical to preparedness and effective evacuations. Really, let’s NOT say, ” Welcome to the 2018 hurricane season”, like the headline above states…..let’s say STAY AWAY, AND DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMING AROUND HERE AND HANGING OUT, you hateful hurricanes! NOAA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites is more robust than ever with the successful launch of the GOES-17 satellite in March. This satellite, along with the GOES-16 satellite – now GOES-East – contribute to a comprehensive picture of weather throughout the Western Hemisphere, allowing forecasters to observe storms as they develop. Mama Mia Please enter your name here TAGSHurricane SeasonNOAA Previous articleHurricane preparation? There’s a tax incentive for thatNext articlePulse nightclub memorial opens today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dr. Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, gives a summary of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season outlook. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center will make the Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds graphics operational for this hurricane season. One graphic displays the “earliest reasonable” arrival time of tropical-storm-force winds, at which point further preparedness activities could be hindered. A second graphic displays the “most-likely” arrival time of tropical-storm-force winds. “With the advances made in hardware and computing over the course of the last year, the ability of NOAA scientists to both predict the path of storms and warn Americans who may find themselves in harm’s way is unprecedented,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The devastating hurricane season of 2017 demonstrated the necessity for prompt and accurate hurricane forecasts.”NOAA’s forecasters predict a 70-percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes. I am glad the H name for the hurricanes this year is Helene and not Herman. I personally don’t want a Herman Cane coming around here, or a Herman Cain coming around here either…..lol Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The National Weather Service will run a version of the Global Forecast System (called FV3 GFS) with a new dynamic core alongside the current GFS model – often referred to as the American model – during the 2018 season. This will mark the first dynamic core upgrade to NOAA’s flagship weather model in more than 35 years, representing the first step in re-engineering NOAA’s models to provide the best possible science-based predictions for the nation. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! June 2, 2018 at 8:01 pm NOAA predicting 10-16 named stormsFrom the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia NOAA’s suite of sophisticated technologies – from next-generation models and satellite data to new and improved forecast and graphical products – enable decision makers and the general public to take action before, during, and after hurricanes, helping to build a more “Weather-Ready Nation.” New tools available this year to assist in hurricane forecasts and communications include: June 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here “Preparing ahead of a disaster is the responsibility of all levels of government, the private sector and the public,” said acting FEMA Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski. “It only takes one storm to devastate a community so now is the time to prepare. Do you have adequate insurance, including flood insurance? Does your family have a communication and evacuation plan? Stay tuned to your local news and download the FEMA app to get alerts, and make sure you heed any warnings issued by local officials.”In addition to the Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA also issued seasonal hurricane outlooks for the eastern and central Pacific basins. An 80 percent chance of a near- or above-normal season is predicted for both the eastern and central Pacific regions. The eastern Pacific outlook calls for a 70-percent probability of 14 to 20 named storms, of which 7 to 12 are expected to become hurricanes, including 3 to 7 major hurricanes. The central Pacific outlook calls for a 70-percent probability of 3 to 6 tropical cyclones, which includes tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.NOAA will update the 2018 Atlantic seasonal outlook in early August, just prior to the peak of the season.last_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAnimalversaryOrange CountyOrange County Mayor Jerry Demings Previous articleApopka High grad targets Olympic dreamsNext articleBillionaire philanthropist Robert R. Smith did what? Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Since 1989, the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center has been rescuing, raising, rehabilitating and releasing injured or orphaned Florida-native species and educating Orange County visitors about respecting and preserving the environment through its non-releasable permanent residents known as “educational ambassadors.”On May 4, 2019, the refuge, located at Eagles Roost Park, celebrated its 30 years of success with the community that has always supported it.Its “Animalversary” celebration featured family-friendly activities and a tour of the facility. Orange County is designing and permitting a new layout of the 20-acre wildlife refuge. This project is made possible with Orange County funds totaling almost $4 million and will include an enhanced rehabilitation center and a dedicated community center that will allow for additional educational opportunities for both school-aged children and adults. Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings spoke at the event as well as Orange County District 4 Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero and Back to Nature Executive Director Debbie Helsel.“The collaboration between the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center and Orange County is a shining example of what we can achieve together in public/private partnership,” Mayor Demings said. “We truly appreciate the dedication and service of the Back to Nature employees and their volunteers, who rescue and rehabilitate approximately 2,000 birds and animals on an annual basis.”To visit Back to Nature Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center, which is located on 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Road in Orlando, go to www.btnwildlife.org.Photo Caption: Mayor Demings and District 4 Commissioner Maribel Cordero attend Back to Nature’s “Animalversary” and learn about the rescued bats and other animals being rehabilitated at the non-profit. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your comment! From the Orange County Newsroom Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name herelast_img read more

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Extension due to Hurricane Dorian school closuresFrom the St. John’s River Water Management District The St. Johns River Water Management District has extended the application period for Blue School Grant project proposals to Sept. 11 due to school closures caused by Hurricane Dorian.Now entering the fourth year of its Blue School Grant Program, the district anticipates offering up to $20,000 in grants for education projects that enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources through hands-on learning.Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Applications should be submitted online at www.sjrwmd.com/education/blue-school/grants/.Up to $2,000 per teacher per school will be awarded to middle and high school teachers to enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources. Public and charter school teachers within the district’s boundaries are eligible to apply.Grants may be awarded in three areas: freshwater resources field study, water-conserving landscape projects, or water conservation community/school awareness campaigns.Examples of successful grant applications include:Water quality comparison of stormwater ponds on campusField trip to Silver Springs for soil and water samplingWater unit in senior English class where students learned about water scarcity and created informative diagrams, flyers, and presentations for the communityField trips to organic and conventional farmsSeagrass restoration projectWater conservation awareness posters and videoTeachers receiving grants will be notified on Oct. 1.For more information, contact Jennifer Mitchell, education coordinator, at [email protected] or 904-730-6283. About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleThe impact of Alzheimers and dementia: Let’s Talk About ItNext articleKeep the vaccine between you and the flu this season Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSPet Photo ContestPet Supermarket Previous articleThe top US horse races that could still go ahead in 2020Next articleIs the organic lifestyle right for your family? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Is your pet destined for stardom?From Pet SupermarketNow through May 31, 2020, Pet Supermarket is accepting digital photo submissions of pets and offering the chance for up to 13 pets nationwide to be featured in one of Pet Supermarket’s future advertisements. The advertisements may be on a billboard, television, social media or placed in e-mail communications.Following the May 31 deadline, a panel of judges will assess the submissions based on a variety of characteristics including, pet diversity, originality, and visual impact, and narrow the options to 50. Customers will then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pet photos from June 15-21 on the Pet Supermarket Facebook page. The 13 photos with the most votes will be announced on social media on July 10, 2020.For more information and to enter a pet, visit Pet Supermarket’s Facebook page and select the “Casting Call” tab.WHATPet Supermarket’s 2020 Casting Call ContestWHEREPet enthusiasts are encouraged to visit Pet Supermarket’s Facebook page and click the “Casting Call” tab to submit photos of their petsWHENSubmissions: May 1-31, 2020Voting: June 15-21, 2020Winners Announced: July 10, 2020INFOThe contest is free and open to pet owners in all states excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Interested participants can visit Pet Supermarket’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PetSupermarket) for instructions and guidelines.last_img read more

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply DeSantis has called on the state’s theme parks to submit reopening plans. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida State University’s administration buildingFotoluminate LLC / Shutterstock.com TAGSCOVID-19Fall 2020ReopeningState of Florida University SystemThe Center Square Previous article‘Head Start’ accepting applications as they celebrate 55 years of learning, Apopka locationsNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Our measured and thoughtful approach will be informed by science and medical professionals, and we are working hard to develop sound guidelines that enhance campus safety, as well as continue to meet the board’s rigorous academic performance and student success goals,” Board of Governors Chairman Syd Kitson said Monday.The nation’s second-largest public university system sent students and staff home in March when school campuses across Florida were shuttered. As with the state’s 2.8 million K-12 pupils, university students finished spring semester attending classes remotely and doing coursework online.The task force’s general proposals will guide each of the 12 universities’ plans, which will be presented to the Board of Governors on June 23.University officials said a campus reopening plan, or a plan for continued remote curriculum, must be in place by mid-July to properly prepare for fall semesters.Last week, the California State University system announced it plans to continue with remote instruction at its 23 campuses in the fall.Monday’s State University System of Florida announcement came as “full phase one” of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ’Safe reopening plan went into effect with relaxed restrictions on restaurants, gyms and public gatherings.Adding to the momentum Monday was Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s announcement it would reopen Thursday with “new and stringent ‘Safe and Sound’ program guidelines” that include mandatory face masks and temperature checks for all guests and staff.“Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming have made a tremendous commitment to sanitary protocols and a safety-first mentality for both guests and team members,” Seminole Gaming CEO and Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen said.Only 200 of the casino’s 800 hotel rooms will be open, and the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center will remain closed. On-site restaurants, including Hard Rock Cafe and Rise Kitchen & Deli, will reopen with social distancing requirements in place.center_img State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser III will present those proposals to the system’s 17-member Board of Governors on May 28. Please enter your name here “Show us how you’re going to keep staff and people safe, and then have the endorsement of relative local officials in your area,” DeSantis said Monday, reiterating a similar call he made Friday.Theme park operators, including Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Parks & Resorts and SeaWorld Entertainment, have not indicated when they will reopen.“When you open a theme park, it’s not like you can just flip a switch and three days later do it. They’re going to need a lot of runway to know a date certain,” DeSantis said. “So I’m not saying this is going to happen tomorrow, but I think it’s prudent to solicit these plans so we know the direction we’re going.”Disney reopened Shanghai Disneyland in China last week. On Wednesday, it will reopen the Disney Springs entertainment complex near Orlando.Disney warned on its website Monday that despite safety measures, “an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Disney Springs, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”Escambia, Santa Rosa, Bay and Gulf counties have submitted vacation rental plans after DeSantis said he’d review them on a “case-by-case basis.”All counties’ plans discourage renting to travelers from hot spots, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana. Escambia, Santa Rosa and Bay counties’ plans ban guests from states with 700 cases per 100,000 residents. Please enter your comment! By John Haughey | The Center SquareA State University System of Florida task force is developing guidelines for how Florida’s 12 public universities can safely welcome 420,000 students back onto campuses in August for fall semester. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

first_imgTuesday Apr 28, 2009 Tana Umaga hits hard, then sets up Jerry Collins for the try With Tana Umaga making his return to the playing field recently at Toulon, there’s been renewed interest around the world from people wondering how he’s getting on at the ripe old age of thirty five.ADVERTISEMENTAn All Black legend, Umaga coached at Toulon before making the decision to pull on the boots again and see if he can turn his side’s fortunes around.While you can’t attribute success to one player in particular, he’s done well since making his comeback, and Toulon are now looking safe from relegation so are set to spend another year in the Top 14 in France.A few weeks ago when Toulon played Montabaun Umaga made this huge hit on lockMathias Rolland. The referee penalised Umaga, saying he didn’t use his arms in the tackle. You be the judge of that.Montauban kicked over the resultant penalty, but then from the kickoff, Umaga got his hands on the ball and set up fellow All Black Jerry Collins, who sprinted over for a great try.It was an awesome sequence of play as Umaga, who clearly felt hard done by after his hit, got the final say by setting up the try, and later, winning the match 33-20.ADVERTISEMENTTime:03:12 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 RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 16 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? 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. 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first_imgTuesday Sep 22, 2009 Guinness Premiership Tries – Round 2 We’ve got some of the best tries of the Guinness Premiership’s second week of action for you today, with week three’s best bits to follow soon.The tries in round 2 weren’t spectacular in general, but the standard of play is hotting up as teams find form and many players find their feet with their new clubs.One player who’s doing well already is new Wasps wing Tom Varndell. He scored two tries against Bath as they won 17-15 in a tight match that went down to the final kick. Their other flying wing David Lemi also scored a neat try.Worcester were too strong for new boys Leeds Carnegie as they won their meeting at Sixways 27-7. One of the better tries on the night came from Leeds centre Jonny Hepworth early on.Earlier today we featured a short clip of Gareth Delve and Graham Stowers fighting when Gloucester and London Irish met at the Madejski Stadium. London Irish were too good on the scorecard, winning 40-10 with tries to Delon Armitage and Sailosi Tagicakibau. Charlie Sharples scored for Gloucester.Kingston Park witnessed a 16-16 draw between the Newcastle Falsons and Sale, following two late Lee Thomas penalties. Rob Vickerman scored for the Falcons, but it was Mark Cueto who scored a superb try following a neat Thomas chip.Saracens got their second win of their campaign as they beat Northampton Saints 19-16 at the first ever game to be held at Wembley Stadium. Over 44 000 fans witnessed the match, in what was a brave but successful marketing exercise.Noah Cato got a runaway try for Sarries, with Saints centre Jon Clarke scoring a nice try for them after some quality play by the always impressive Shane Geraghty, who kicked 11 points towards the win. Time: 03:18ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 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. 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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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 16 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? 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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first_imgMonday Nov 15, 2010 The All Blacks show their class against Scotland at Murrayfield New Zealand hammered Scotland 49-3 in front of 58 000 at Murrayfield on Saturday, scoring seven tries and bringing to an end the home side’s run of four unbeaten matches. Sonny Bill Williams was a deserving Man of the Match.While there was talk during the week of the Scots looking for a big performance, that was put to bed fast as the All Blacks blew them away with their far superior finishing and deft touches, led by Williams in the midfield.The big centre was playing in only his second Test but showed what hes capable of by setting up tries for those around him on more than one occasion.“Williams has everything. It’s fantastic he’s in our sport,” said Scotland coach Andy Robinson. “We have let the nation down,” he added bluntly, referring to his team.By the end of the game the Scottish commentators had resigned themselves to a humiliating defeat, and instead sang the praises of the All Blacks, and Williams in particular. He himself was happy with the game, but credited his support runners.“You’re only as good as your support play and you probably can’t get much better than the boys that I played alongside in the last couple of weeks. It does make it a lot easier,” Williams said. “I just hope they catch it, because if they don’t catch it…“It was a step forward – now I know I can mix it at this level — but in saying that there’s still big games ahead and there’s a long way to go. Ma’a and Conrad to me are the best midfield combination in the world. As long as I can keep my foot in there and hopefully keep staying in that 22 and get a bit of game time here and there, I know I’ll improve.”New Zealand travel to Dublin next to face Ireland, a team theyve never lost to. Scotland host South Africa at Murrayfield, where both sides will be looking to put in better performances than was seen on the weekend. Time: 05:13ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 1 WEEK AGO WATCH: Brutal footage of the fight between Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 22 HOURS AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 3 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. 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. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? 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first_imgWednesday Jan 16, 2013 Fabrice Estebanez knockout hit on David Strettle Yesterday we focussed on a bit of alleged foul play from Ronan O’Gara but he wasn’t the only player to be cited following Round 5 of the Heineken Cup. Racing Metro centre Fabrice Estebanez suffered the same fate after he knocked out David Strettle.While it’s not entirely clear if Strettle was out cold from the swinging arm or from his face hitting the Stade de la Beaujoire turf, Estebenanez will have to front up at his hearing in Dublin on Thursday.The incident occured minutes after kickoff in the Pool 1 meeting between Racing Metro and Saracens in Nantes. A complaint was made by citing commision Eddie Walsh post match.The Racing Metro back’s alleged offence falls under law 10.4(a) Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the first or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s). Recommended IRB sanctions for Foul Play: Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-Range: 5 weeks; Top End: 8+ to 52 weeks. Estebanez’s punishment will depend on a number of factors, including testimonials from players, his previous disciplinary record, and if the incident was viewed as clearly malicious or not.The knock is fairly similar to one we saw late last year, when All Black Andrew Hore took out Wales’ Bradley Davies with a swinging arm in Cardiff. Hore received a 5 week suspension.ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

first_imgWednesday Aug 14, 2013 Toutai Kefu gives John Eales dramatic send off vs All Blacks in 2001 In what was one of the great moments of Bledisloe Cup and Tri Nations rugby, Wallaby number eight Toutai Kefu scored within minutes of full time in 2001, giving the home side a famous 29-26 come from behind victory in Sydney.We featured the match highlights a few years back, but as part of their Magic Of Bledisloe features in the build up to this weekend’s Rugby Championship kick off, ARU TV have put together this great piece on the classic match.It includes highlights, as well as words from Wallaby legends Matt Burke and John Eales, the latter having called a day on his career after the famous victory. “The rarity of being able to hold that cup, and to say that we were part of a team that won that trophy.. it’s a wonderful thing. That makes it very very special,” said the legendary lock.Eales discusses the try and shares what went through his mind as number eight Kefu went over for what is arguably one of the most memorable tries, and victories, in Wallaby rugby history.The Wallabies host the All Blacks in Sydney this Saturday, 17 Aug, at 8pm local (10:00am GMT)You can also view longer highlights of the match in our Classic Encounter feature on it hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

first_imgFriday Aug 16, 2013 Rugby Kicks 2 mobile game released, in association with Rugbydump Rugby Kicks 2 came out recently, the free iOS game from Distinctive Developments, the same people that brought us the highly succesful Rugby Nations 13. Rugbydump is featured in the game, so here is a little more info on it. Now available globally, Rugby Kicks 2 is a new free game released in the Rugby Nations series, giving you a nice opportunity to get kicking with some addictive rugby fun.SUPERCHARGED TOURNAMENT-THEMED GAME MODESPacific Cup, 6 Nations, Americas Cup and 4 Nations are all hosting their own modes with plenty of target smashing, touchline kicking, blimp spotting and more thrown into the mix.GROUNDBREAKING PHOENIX™ POWERED GRAPHICSPowered by the incredibly fluid Phoenix™ engine, the graphical quality sets a new standard for what is possible in rugby on iOS. Motion-captured animations, carefully handcrafted stadiums and highly detailed players bring a whole new level of immersion into your kicks.RUGBY PRO APPROVED MECHANICSFully redesigned swipe ‘n’ play mechanic for improved accuracy and flow approved by our panel of rugby pros. EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY CUSTOMIZATION AND MATCH DAY SPECIALSSplash your tournament winnings on exclusive country packages, which include kits, balls, flags and special stadiums to bring out your best in front of the home crowd. Boost your gameplay with upgrades and rugby specials from media crews to golden balls.You can download the game for free on iOS on Itunes http://bitly.com/rugbykicks2ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing 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

first_imgMonday Aug 3, 2015 Ma’a Nonu tells jokes on the couch while confessing his love for chocolate Ma’a Nonu has a fearsome reputation on the rugby field, known his physicality and eye for the gap in particular. You wouldn’t want to cross his path, but off the field he’s actually incredibly laid back and has a dry sense of humour that might surprise some.In this amusing new video from All Blacks TV, Nonu hits the couch to chat to James Somerset about various random topics, including his favourite jokes, chocolate and Bruce Jenner.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks , Funnies , Player Features Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… 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 LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ 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

first_imgMonday Feb 3, 2020 Ridiculous ‘rucking conga’ still at large and with no sign of being eradicated from the game One thing that is slowly creeping its way back into the game of rugby is the use of ladder rucking before a box kick.ADVERTISEMENTThis was something that grew increasingly prevalent in recent years, where the team in possession would form a train of players leading back from the ruck to create a greater distance between the scrumhalf and the opposition defence in order to make a box kick easier.Saracens were the main exponents of this rucking conga, and World Rugby subsequently introduced the five second law at the base of the ruck to counteract this problem. The law states: “When the ball has been clearly won by a team at the ruck, and is available to be played, the referee calls “use it”, after which the ball must be played away from the ruck within five seconds.”57:55 – Ref calls “tackle”57:57 – Quins stop contesting & detach58:01 – ball available as SH rolls it with the foot58:04 – Ref says “use it”58:09 – Scrum Half picks up ballThe SH waits the full, legal, 5 seconds, but why does the ref not call “use it” at 58:01?— AJ Thomas (@zzypt) February 3, 2020However, this law is so seldom enforced by referees that the tactic has worked its way back into the game again. Often the words “use it” are heard, but very rarely is there any punishment if nothing happens within the next five seconds.This time round, Exeter Chiefs are the ones who are often associated with this conga, shown no clearer than in their recent Premiership Rugby Cup match against Harlequins. In this match, a train of five players were used, which brings the ball almost five metres back from where the ball carrier went to ground.Is this real? pic.twitter.com/1mPnCLR6BS— David Flatman (@davidflatman) February 3, 2020ADVERTISEMENTIt is hard to see how a team could ever set this up in the five seconds that they theoretically have once the ball is playable to the scrumhalf.Has he got the length in his kick to get over the ruck?— Nathan Sharpe (@NathanSharpe5) February 3, 2020Ultimately, if teams are able to get away with it, they will, as it creates a safe situation for a team to clear the ball without the threat of being charged down. It does equally slow the game down, and create far fewer opportunities for defences to compete, which does affect the sport as a product.The easiest way to combat such a problem is for referees to adhere to the laws which were originally created to combat this very problem.This tweet from late last year shows the exact same thing in action.The sooner this ludicrous loop hole gets taken out of the game the better. Looks ridiculous. @premrugby @btsportrugby pic.twitter.com/RRqmcUbFxh— 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙨𝙤𝙣 (@MrChrisClarkson) November 3, 2019ADVERTISEMENT 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 ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ 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

first_imgArchitects: CMA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/217568/villa-w-cma Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/217568/villa-w-cma Clipboard CopyHouses•Taunusstein, Germany CopyAbout this officeCMAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTaunussteinHousesGermanyPublished on March 20, 2012Cite: “Villa W / CMA” 20 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Villa W / CMA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 Villa W / CMASave this projectSaveVilla W / CMA Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of CMA+ 19 Share Villa W / CMA Area:  445 m²Text description provided by the architects. Site Save this picture!Courtesy of CMASet on a southwestern slope, the view over the hilly landscape of Taunus inspired the shape of this structure. Save this picture!RenderDesign Save this picture!Courtesy of CMAThe building’s geometry mediates between the neighboring structures. A white, L-shaped volume – containing the bedrooms on the upper floor – hovers over the U-shaped living area on the ground floor. The basement is extensively inscribed into the slope and contains the guest- and the Wellness/SPA-area. Save this picture!Courtesy of CMAEnergy scheme Save this picture!Courtesy of CMAThe lack of a gas supply line was the initial point for developing the structure’s energy scheme. The latter implied the usage of geothermal energy being the most ecologically worthwhile and forward-looking solution.Save this picture!Courtesy of CMAProject gallerySee allShow less”American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design” ExhibitionArticlesMuseum Nasional Indonesia / AbodayArticles Share “COPY” “COPY” Germany Houses ArchDailylast_img read more

first_img Takanawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289099/takanawa-house-hiroyuki-ito-o-f-d-a Clipboard CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Takanawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.Save this projectSaveTakanawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A. Japan Year:  ArchDaily Area:  229 m² Area:  229 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Houses photographs:  Daici AnoPhotographs:  Daici Ano , Save this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. This three-story house is located in an elevated residential area in Tokyo.  The facade contains minimal openings, in order to have relevant relations with neighbors in this area. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe house consists of two boxes which each contains several white painted spaces of various proportion including exterior courtyards. Courtyards are placed on the opposite side to each other, so the residents can receive various kinds of natural light throughout the home all day. Save this picture!© Daici AnoGlazed staircase is between the two boxes. In contrast to the plain white walls inside the boxes, outside walls have rough-hewn texture of the exposed timber-shuttered concrete. Save this picture!The staircase landings that connect the boxes are actually bridged by concrete cantilevering floors, which barely touch. The same gap in the roof forms a thin skylight permitting a sliver of sunlight to help illuminate the circulation space below. This building of simple form provides complex experience with relativization of interior and exterior. Project gallerySee allShow lessEl Pinar / Roldán + BerenguéSelected ProjectsMONU Magazine New Issue: Next UrbanismArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289099/takanawa-house-hiroyuki-ito-o-f-d-a Clipboard 2011 Year:  2011 Photographs Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 20 Share Architects: Hiroyuki Ito, O.F.D.A. Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHiroyuki ItoOfficeFollowO.F.D.A.OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on October 31, 2012Cite: “Takanawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.” 31 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Takanawa住宅/ Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.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

first_img PD Builders ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335695/stamp-house-charles-wright-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Quantity Surveyor: Projects Stamp House / Charles Wright ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStamp House / Charles Wright Architects Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335695/stamp-house-charles-wright-architects Clipboard “COPY” Hydraulics:Gilboy Hydraulic SolutionsElectrical & Mechanical Engineering:MGF ConsultantsLandscape Architect:Andrew ProwseArchitect In Charge:Charles WrightProject Team:Charles Wright, Richard Blight, Justine Wright, Darcy ShapcottCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEACWA were approached by the project client to deliver a carbon neutral (in operation) solution for an environmentally sensitive site off-grid on the edge of the FNQ beachfront rainforest. The aim was not to simply produce an engineered outcome but produce a building which made the most of the sites natural amenity and re-introduced the surrounding native wetland environment. The building is literally reflected by way of its siting over an engineered water ecosystem which was the result of lengthy liaison & collaboration with National Parks, Environmental Agencies, State and Local Government.Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe design is formed in an innovative combination of in-situ and precast concrete. The concrete has been engineered & insulated incorporating a total solar panelled roof to provide for a constant cooler & more comfortable ambient temperature year-round. The design utilises massive cantilevers to mitigate impact from potential flooding & king tide inundation associated with cyclonic activity. The project has been designed to be solid and to withstand intense cyclones. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallESD initiatives include: total 250,000 ltr water harvesting, recycling & reticulation, renewable solar energy generation with solar backup non-reliant on fossil fuel backup generation, On-site Advanced Tertiary Sewerage treatment plant, grey water recycling & irrigation, Shaded & Insulated Thermal mass engineering, ‘green’ cooling & energy conservation controlled via building automation system (CBUS).Save this picture!Floor Plan 02Project gallerySee allShow lessBook Presentation & Architects ConferenceEventMoMA: Applied DesignEvent Share “COPY” photographs:  Patrick Bingham HallPhotographs:  Patrick Bingham Hall Contractor: Civil Engineering: 2013 CopyAbout this officeCharles Wright ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on February 25, 2013Cite: “Stamp House / Charles Wright Architects” 25 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?图章小屋/Charles Wright建筑师事务所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 Year:  Photographs Turner & Townsend 2013 Structural Engineering: McPherson MacLean Wargon Chapman Year:  Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham Hall+ 16 Share CopyHouses•Australia Stamp House / Charles Wright Architects Houses Architects: Charles Wright Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project G&A Consultants Pty Ltdlast_img read more

first_imgTSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert ArchitectesSave this projectSaveTSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert Architectes Projects CopyHouses, Extension•Le Noirmont, Switzerland Switzerland Save this picture!© Joel Tettamanti+ 18 Share 2010 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/522769/tsn-residential-extension-le-noirmont-dubail-begert-architectes Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Joël Tettamanti, Courtesy of Dubail Begert ArchitectesSave this picture!Courtesy of Dubail Begert ArchitectesRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsPlasticsKalwall®Kalwall in Psychotherapy and Counseling CenterEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The installation of an outside stairwell allows increases space in the cramped apartments of this building of labour apartments built in 1907.Save this picture!Floor PlanTranslucent polycarbonate shells play with reflections and transparency effects, to give to this volume an evanescent presence.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dubail Begert ArchitectesInside, floors, stairs and ceilings are made of raw aluminum sheets.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dubail Begert ArchitectesThis industrial materiality is clouded by the coloured light through the warm colours of the interior polycarbonate wall.Project gallerySee allShow lessModern Masters Of Materiality: An Interview With Australia’s Tonkin Zulaikha GreerArticlesThe Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?Articles Share Year: center_img 2010 ArchDaily TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/522769/tsn-residential-extension-le-noirmont-dubail-begert-architectes Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDubail Begert ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionLe NoirmontHousesRefurbishmentSwitzerlandPublished on July 08, 2014Cite: “TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert Architectes” 08 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »Read commentsSave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 Houses Year:  “COPY” Architects: Dubail Begert Architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAlexey RozenbergOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoscowRussiaPublished on November 01, 2015Cite: “House in Duhanino / Alexey Rozenberg” 01 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ArchDaily photographs:  Konstantin DubovetsPhotographs:  Konstantin DubovetsSave this picture!© Konstantin DubovetsRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®StonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneText description provided by the architects. The traditional in this region approach of building using lumber lays at the core of this house construction. However, the thickness of the walls of such buildings does not meet modern requirements for insulation, therefore it was necessary to insulate the walls on the outside which prompted a complex malleable design of the facades. The facades are composed of two layers – recessed and metal trimmed, and exterior – trimmed with boards. It looks like a large wooden structure was fitted over a smaller metal one. Extremely concise outline of the building and the rich development of its facades meld in contrast. Windows of the house are either recessed into the volume  or, on the contrary, “pulled” out – some of them lay in the plane of the metal layer of the facade and some in the plane of the wooden one. Thanks to this solution there are either bay windows or cozy lodges in the interior.Save this picture!© Konstantin DubovetsThe inner space of the house is designed with the same complexity. The first floor is designed as a common guest area comprised of kitchen, dining area, fireplace and lounge that revolve around the staircase. These rooms open to the garden, so they have picture windows floor to celling and the dining room is adjacent to the terrace. One window in the living room opens into garage, where the owner plans to keep his collection of designer motorcycles, thus it becomes a show-window for these beautiful units and is equiped with appropriate lighting and brick “backdrop”. Private zones are “strung” on the staircase at the center of the building, each of the zones has it’s own level. Library is designedd as a balcony over a part of the living room. The master zone, comprised of the bedroom, study, dressing room and bathroom ends with vast loggia. As there are many levels, some of them are connected with the staircase via suspended walkways. Almost every area of the space is broken down into additional sublevels – a podium or, on the contrary, deepening of the floor in front of the recessed window, and there is a high loft for sleeping in one of the kids’ bedrooms.Save this picture!© Konstantin DubovetsSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Konstantin DubovetsWood, sheet metal and plywood are used in the interior design. The walls of the garage and the volume formed by metal structures  of the stairs one the first floor, are built out of the dark brick. The wood is tinted in separate shade at each level, each of the shade is close to the natural color of the wood and rangers from light silver to deep brown. These shades are manifested in the brightly-striped toning of the boards on the facade, which allows to combine the external and internal appearance of the house into a single image.Save this picture!© Konstantin DubovetsSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Konstantin DubovetsProject gallerySee allShow lessUTS Interior & Spatial Design Graduate Show 2015Exhibition OpeningVanke Residential Culture Center / IROJE Architects & PlannersSelected Projects Share Korea, Republic of House in Duhanino / Alexey RozenbergSave this projectSaveHouse in Duhanino / Alexey Rozenberg Year:  2014 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776170/house-in-duhanino-alexey-rozenberg Clipboard Architects: Alexey Rozenberg Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•Moscow, Korea, Republic of “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776170/house-in-duhanino-alexey-rozenberg Clipboard 2014 Photographs Houses House in Duhanino / Alexey Rozenberg Year:  Save this picture!© Konstantin Dubovets+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

first_img The Moos Home / Tampold Architects CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Manufacturers: Thermory, Downsview Kitchens and Cabinetry, Yorkville Design CentreSave this picture!© Larry ArnalRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneText description provided by the architects. Moos House, designed by architect  Thomas Tampold of Tampold Architects and Yorkville Design Centre, located Just shy of North York. As Martha Uniacke Breen, of National Post puts it, “It makes sense that this iconoclastic Modernist mid-town house should have decidedly artistic air about it, with its distinctive mosaic art panel and flowing, sculptural shape.”.Save this picture!© Larry ArnalPreviously a bungalow whose most distinctive feature was its curved corner on the west side, now a modernist-contemporary work of art. The Moos couple were fond of this detail and that was our starting point. Their reverence for such a detail provided us with contemporary inspiration which flows throughout the design .Save this picture!© Larry ArnalThe face is clad in deep-grey steel panelling that sits off-centre and encapsulates the second floor, while the main floor is clad Japanese white porcelain tile. The integrity of the curved corner is in full-use with a wraparound window and there’s a similar, squared-off window on the second floor.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe front entrance is set to the side and complimented by a beautiful, digitised mosaic by the architects daughter, Evi Tampold. The entrance is overhung by the second floor, which extends off the side of the house and features bright lights and a red accent on the underside.Save this picture!© Larry ArnalAt the rear of the home, lines become even more eccentric. A broad, ship-like central promontory juts into the deck, filling the interior with light and  topped by a private deck, leading from the upper-story master bedroom. This was a response to another idea from the Moos couple: a kitchen shaped like an eye, with a pair of parabolic counters that face each other in the centre of the room(one topped in white composite, the other in deep-green granite). The back deck is a multi-level decking design, made out of premium Thermory-Weston wood from Estonia.Save this picture!© Larry ArnalImplementing green-space was necessary to contrast and compliment the sombre tones of the exterior front and back of the house. Deep- purples and greens, accented with stones in the front; natural green grass, a leafy garden and a tree build into the deck in the back.Save this picture!© Larry ArnalSave this picture!2nd Floor PlanSave this picture!© Larry ArnalThe interior was treated as an extension of the exterior, flowing with it’s modernist, contemporary design. A notable example of this is the precision joinery of the staircase treads, which curve around the corner as they rise and form a sculpture of their own. “It was inspired by a staircase designed by Ozenfant, who was a contemporary of Corbusier.”- Thomas TampoldPleasing  visuals like this make it easy to overlook the practicalities of the design. Chrome levels for door, a multitude of premium Downsview Kitchens cabinets, an L-shaped pantry just off the kitchen, an in-home elevator, storage built into the walls of the master suite, concealing a dressing area and a roomy tub in the heavily glass-partitioned bathroom are just some of the practical, yet luxurious features of the home. Project gallerySee allShow lessBeauty Free Baking Restaurants / ZONES DESIGNSelected ProjectsWest Campus Union / GrimshawSelected Projects Share Canada “COPY” Architects: Tampold Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793616/the-moos-home-tampold-architects Clipboard Area:  2600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projectscenter_img ArchDaily Houses 2016 Photographs:  Larry Arnal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Larry Arnal+ 17 Share The Moos Home / Tampold ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Moos Home / Tampold Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793616/the-moos-home-tampold-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTampold ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoCanadaPublished on December 15, 2016Cite: “The Moos Home / Tampold Architects ” 15 Dec 2016. 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first_imgCyclopean House / Ensamble StudioSave this projectSaveCyclopean House / Ensamble Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806709/cyclopean-house-ensamble-studio Clipboard Project Team:Javier Cuesta, Ricardo Sanz, Borja Soriano, Walter Cuccuru, Massimo Loia, Valentina Giacomini, Marietta Spyrou, Juanjo Fernández, Federica Zunino, Marian Stanislav, Chung-Wen Wu, Yannis KarababasStructural Engineer:Jesús HuergaArchitect In Charge:Antón García-Abril, Débora Mesa MolinaCity:BrooklineCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. In his first stop on the way home, Ulysses reaches the cave of the Cyclops, a fierce and strong builder who looked through one single point. And there he is locked up until he uses his ingenuity to escape and goes where the winds take him.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioSave this picture!DiagramCyclopean House is built, using the vigor of the builder, and the ingenuity of the engineer, to start a journey from the place of its manufacture –Madrid- to the place where it can definitely lie -on top of an existing garage, the ugly duckling of the area, located in a calm residential neighborhood of Brookline. The one-story gloomy construction accommodates the parking, workshop and service spaces, following its basic structural logic, and is completed with the big room built on it by the assembly of the large prefabricated elements that rest after their long transatlantic voyage. This open-plan double-height living area includes the main domestic activities and enables the transformation of the residual building into a two-story residential unit, technologically and spatially adapted to its time and the life of its users.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioThe new architecture concentrates structure and infrastructure in the perimeter: seven beams –of monumental scale- which specialize in one action each -cooking & bathing, storing, seating, dining, sleeping, working, projecting-. The rest of the plan is then cleared to be shared by different events succeeding in time and functions have the option to expand into the central space as needed deciding its temporary layout. The seven programmatic beams configure a thick enclosure that minimizes visual contact with the exterior on the three sides that adjoin neighbor houses and creates a big opening on the street side where the interior space can look at the trees in front and imagine itself in the midst of a park. Complementing this one eye, as beams assemble together embracing space, they lose their mass in the points of contact where flanges touch and the web recesses to provide additional light and ventilation to specific functions. Privacy and thermal insulation is thus guaranteed while maximizing light and view.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioSave this picture!First Floor PlanTo avoid overloading the preexisting structure or having to dig new foundations, ultra-light construction systems give form to the new elements: solid cores made of foam -98% air- reinforced by steel profiles and fire-proofed by a thin layer of cement & fibers. Dry joints and material lightness enable the different elements to be produced out of site –including finishes and fixtures- easily transported by ship and regular trucks and quickly placed together following a rhythmic sequence -carefully planned beforehand.Unlike the heavy, cold stone that prevented Ulysses from leaving the cave, Cyclopean House is light and warm, light due its lack of mass, and due to its air coat. It sits and watches without being seen, interlacing its elements after the trip.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessThese Images of Abandoned Insane Asylums Show Architecture That Was Designed to HealArchitecture NewsA+U 542 15:11 RCR Arquitectes – JourneyArchitecture Books Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble Studio+ 43 Share ArchDaily Cyclopean House / Ensamble Studio Housescenter_img Architects: ENSAMBLE STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806709/cyclopean-house-ensamble-studio Clipboard CopyHouses•Brookline, United States “COPY” General Contractor: United States Ensamble Fábrica Manufacturers: Euronit, LERMONT PLASTICS, PERFILES MADRID, SUNDOLITT CopyAbout this officeENSAMBLE STUDIOOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrooklineUnited StatesPublished on March 08, 2017Cite: “Cyclopean House / Ensamble Studio” 08 Mar 2017. 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first_img Wroxham Builders Ecologist: United Kingdom Quantity Surveyor: Structural Engineer: Wild Frontier Ecology “COPY” Architects: Platform 5 Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Norfolk, United Kingdom Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – ElioArchitect In Charge:Platform 5 ArchitectsClient:Claire & Patrick MichellPlanting Designer:Thomas Hoblyn Landscape and Garden DesignM&E:M&EAv Consultant:Buth RobinsonParty Wall Surveyor:David BullenArchitectural And Internal Metalwork:K Rackham & Son EngineeringForm Of Contract:ICD WCD 2011Annual Co₂ Emissions:14.26kg/m²City:NorfolkCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alan WilliamsBackwater, a new detached home designed by Platform 5 Architects replaces an outdated bungalow on a promontory in a secluded lagoon in the Norfolk broads, providing practice director, Patrick Michell with a family home. Designing a new building for the plot provided the opportunity to enhance the setting by establishing a stylish counterpoint to more traditionally designed neighbouring houses, while respecting the peaceful location. A key objective was to create simple, contemporary living spaces at the centre of the house that are orientated to benefit from the views of the surroundings. Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alan WilliamsThe house is arranged as three low rise bays, whose pitched roofs echo the working boat sheds typically found on the Broads. Externally the roofscape and side walls have been clad in blackened timber shingles to express the form as an abstract folded plane.  To the front and rear elevations the timber shingles are left untreated to allow them to weather and create a warm textured appearance. On the underside of the roof on the waterside elevation, timber boarding has been used to create a refined aesthetic that ties in with the internal joinery.Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsEach bay has a different volume and is orientated to address different views across the wetland landscape that surrounds the house. The double height vaulted living space faces onto carr woodland and a network of drainage dykes that teem with wildlife whilst the central bay offers panoramic views across the private lagoon. The bedroom wing has smaller framed views that pick out the reedbeds and jetty.Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsThe façade to the entrance is a simple expression of the three pitched bays that have been subtly faceted around the landscaped ramp, with the main architectural drama reserved for the waterside elevation. Timber shingle cladding contrasts the materiality of neighbouring houses, and is beginning to weather back to provide a sympathetic presence against the surrounding trees and water. Save this picture!SectionThe three bays of the house splay out in a way that the waterfront elevation becomes the most hierarchical point of the house. Where the entrance facade is relatively modest, the house offers an outstanding counterpoint to its surrounds when viewed from the lagoon, providing the area an exceptional example of contemporary architecture. Glazing adorns much of this elevation to provide views over the surrounding landscape from throughout the house.Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsDeep eaves emphasise the house’s bold silhouette and provide sheltered external living spaces that are useable across the seasons.  The covered external space makes reference to the verandas of the neighbouring Edwardian riverside chalets along the main river that were built as holiday homes with an emphasis on leisure and relaxation. Externally, a layered timber landscape provides the house with usable external space while acting as a transition from water level up to the elevated ground floor.  Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsThe planting was chosen to thrive in the semi-aquatic conditions, often using ornamental versions of native Norfolk Broads species to create a garden that is harmonious with its watery environs. The west edge of the site is more heavily planted to reflect the wild vegetation on the other side of the drainage dykes whilst the east edge is given a timber quayheading to allow for the mooring of boats.Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsInside, a simple broken plan arrangement allows for flexible living and accommodates family life by allowing different activities to take place simultaneously through the use of timber sliding doors. The central bay contains a large kitchen and dining area, and flows into the adjacent double height living space that is separated by a steel clad fireplace. The house’s three bedrooms occupy the third bay and are split over two floors, connected by an impressive spiral staircase that rises from the entrance hallway. Save this picture!SectionEach space has a carefully designed layout with built in furniture to set the scene for family life. A considered material pallet is used throughout these spaces, where a range of colours and textures respond to each room’s programme and create a cosy but varying atmosphere. Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsLocated on a peninsula, construction on site was not a simple task, however designing the house out of lightweight elements provided ease of transportation down a narrow access road in a transit van. Gaining access close to the water’s edge was a challenge and as the site is liable to flooding, the ground floor of the home had to be elevated to accommodate changes in water levels. As the house is built atop unstable materials, the house’s foundations were piled down 10m to the chalk rock layer.  The piles support a grillage of galvanised steel ground beams elevated above the high water mark. This limited the use of concrete and reduced the time on site required to form the substructure, allowing the early creation of a dry construction deck.  The house itself is timber framed with a handful of steel beams to provide support around the large glazed openings.Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsThe house has been designed with sustainability in mind and offers a far more energy efficient building than the outdated bungalow that was previously on site. An abundance of south facing glazing allows for a limited reliance on artificial lighting, while the deep eaves negate overheating during the summer. The insulation and vapour barrier lines are carefully maintained to achieve high levels of air tightness for the efficient use of the ventilation system with heat recovery. Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsWhile the home is built to be used primarily by Michell and his family, it has also been designed to be able to be leased out as a holiday rental, increasing financial viability of the project and allowing guests to visit and enjoy the secluded location. The house has therefore been designed to be considered as a prototype when others consider building holiday accommodation: a versatile home away from home whereby the design allows you to escape into the natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Alan WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessMecanoo & Ayesa’s Palace of Justice Nears Completion in CórdobaArchitecture NewsAB House / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Morph Structures 2016 Photographs Photographs:  Alan Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Main Contractor: center_img ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/866817/backwater-platform-5-architects Clipboard Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officePlatform 5 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorfolkUnited KingdomPublished on March 14, 2017Cite: “Backwater / Platform 5 Architects” 14 Mar 2017. 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first_imgArchDaily Architects: Mano de Santo Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806730/casa-el-bosque-mano-de-santo Clipboard El Bosque Dwelling / Mano de SantoSave this projectSaveEl Bosque Dwelling / Mano de Santo El Bosque Dwelling / Mano de Santo “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMano de SantoOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValenciaSpainPublished on January 05, 2018Cite: “El Bosque Dwelling / Mano de Santo” 05 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?居高临下,充满“反叛精神”的私人住宅 / Mano de Santo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 Year:  Spain Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectscenter_img 2014 Photographs:  Diego Opazo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Bulthaup, Flos, Metra, Anticfang, d+bSave this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Detached dwelling project “El Bosque 161”. Valencia. Developed by Mano de Santo Architecture Team.The spirit and the personality of the owners influence in the design from the beginning til the end. Save this picture!© Diego OpazoA restless, rebel and non-conformist character induces that the design of the house adds experiences already lived and dreams up to live.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoImplanting the building on this site is a challenge and it is also a motivation, because the plot has a very sharp slope and orientation and spectacular views to the sea and the city of Valencia.Save this picture!Elevation – SectionThe house is located at the steepest point of the plot and is formed by two volumes, one embedded in the ground and heavy character made of woodden slabs formwork gray exposed concrete splinting and another placed on top of this slightly separated with light appearance using in this case materials and prefabricated dry and light systems (prefabricated concrete ).Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe volume in contact with the ground is designed as a open concept floor promoting flexibility of use of space generating infinite solutions and responding to the house social uses. Bedrooms and private rooms are located in the upper volume.The design, layout and the house have as a result an energy-efficient building.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoProject gallerySee allShow lessVU Botanical Garden Laboratory / Paleko architektu studijaSelected ProjectsCall for Submissions for the Prix Versailles 2018Opportunities Share Save this picture!© Diego Opazo+ 22Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Photographs “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806730/casa-el-bosque-mano-de-santo Clipboard CopyHouses•Valencia, Spainlast_img read more

first_img Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891811/expandable-house-urban-rural-systems Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  36 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Hebel, FibreglassSave this picture!© Dio Guna PutraRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The expandable house (‘rumah tambah’ in Bahasa Indonesia, or rubah for short) is designed to be one part of a sustainable response to the challenges of rapidly developing cities like Batam, in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago. Once a collection of sleepy fishing villages of a few thousand inhabitants, Batam developed to be a cosmopolitan city of over one million people in less than 40 years. This remarkable growth, fueled by a new free trade agreement and Batam’s proximity to Singapore, has not abated. Young migrants from all over Indonesia moved there to seek their fortune. By 2015 Batam was named the fastest growing city in the world. As a consequence, the city was confronted by major planning problems: How to accommodate the influx of migrants? How to provide sufficient housing, and appropriate water and sewage systems? How to fund adequate transport infrastructure, and provide schools, universities and hospitals?Save this picture!© Dio Guna PutraThe expandable house project focuses on the challenge of housing. It does so by allowing the building to be flexibly configured around the fluctuating patterns of resource consumption and expenditure, or metabolism, of its residents. Practically this means understanding the patterns of household income generation and expenditure, water, energy and food consumption, as well as waste production. As this metabolism is usually uneven and often precarious, it is important that the architecture can be a dwelling and income generating unit, that manages its own waste, water and energy locally.Save this picture!© Dio Guna PutraThe expandable house is designed around the following five principles:1. Sandwich Section. The house provides a roof that can be hoisted, and floor and foundations (the bread) that can support up to three additional floors (the filling). This system allows flexible financing whereby the developer or state housing agency provides the roof and foundations, while the residents provide infill as their circumstances require and budget allows. It also helps accommodate crucial income generating functions (shop, café, garage, cottage industry) along with dwelling.Save this picture!© Dio Guna Putra2. Domestic Density. The house encourages domestic densification in the vertical dimension. This supports the benefits of co-location of dwellings and employment. It also helps to reduce the settlement footprint on arable land, and the demand for expensive infrastructures (roads, electrical and potable water networks).Save this picture!© Dio Guna Putra3. Decentralized Systems. Rainwater harvesting and solar electricity generating technologies, sewage and septic tank systems, and passive cooling principles are integrated locally with the expandable house, avoiding expensive and often unreliable centralized, or ‘big pipe’, approaches to infrastructure provision.Save this picture!Plan4. Productive Landscapes. The expandable house integrates food and building material production capacity locally. This is achieved by integrating bamboo plantations and kitchen gardens into the planning logic of the house, and helps further diversify the resource base of the expandable house.Save this picture!© Dio Guna Putra5. Seed Package. The expandable house is designed as a seed package, containing technologies, material strategies and planning guidelines that can develop in different ways depending on local social, cultural and environmental conditions. We intend that diverse tropical towns will grow from the common seed package.Project gallerySee allShow lessMushroom House / SPACESPACESelected ProjectsWhare Koa House / Strachan Group ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891811/expandable-house-urban-rural-systems Clipboard CopyUrbanism, Houses, Sustainability•Batam, Indonesia Expandable House / Urban Rural Systems center_img CopyAbout this officeUrban Rural SystemsOfficeFollowProductsConcretePlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityBatamOn InstagramIndonesiaPublished on April 03, 2018Cite: “Expandable House / Urban Rural Systems ” 03 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911261/library-house-atelier-branco-arquitetura Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911261/library-house-atelier-branco-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architect: Architects: Atelier Branco Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Brazil CopyHouses•Brazil Year:  Library House / Atelier Branco ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveLibrary House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura Project gallerySee allShow less3F Studio designs a 3D Printed Façade for Munich’s Deutsches MuseumArchitecture NewsDXA Studio Designs New Urban Pathway for New YorkArchitecture News Share 2016 Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura Save this picture!© Ricardo Bassetti+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Matteo Arnone, Pep Pons Structural Engineer:John Biscuola (Biscuola Engieneering)Foundation Engineer:Sergio Ludemann (Ludemann Engieneering)Systems Engineer:João Claudinei Alves (JCF projetos e construções)Concrete Formwork:Edivaldo Lourenço e Eduardo LourençoStructural System:Concreto fundido in loco em um único dia de trabalhoMateriais:Concreto, aço, vidro e madeira GarapeiraPlot Area:5.500m²Built Area:150m²Total Floor Area:200m²Construction Cost:R$ 400.000,00Project Team:Andreas Schneller, Martina SalvaneschiCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. When in the summer of 2014, founding members of Atelier Branco, Matteo Arnone and Pep Pons were approached to design a leisurely retreat in the small town of Vinhedo, the brief posited that the house be able to accommodate at least two kind of needs: the need for a place to read, immersed within the site’s vibrant vegetation; the need for a place to think, reposed under the placidness of the area’s boundless subtropical skies. The client, a left block activist against Brazil’s military dictatorship in his youth and now renowned scholar of the history of political thought, had conceived of the house as a temporary haven between São Paulo and Campinas, at which the State University he held teaching posts since the beginning of the nineteen eighties. It was thus neither to be a permanent place of residence nor a holiday home as conventionally understood, but a place of reverie and contemplation, occasionally of work, away from the bustle of Brazil’s hectic metropolitan life.Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumThe latest of five built works designed by the young Italo-Hispanic duo, Casa Biblioteca embodies the practice’s attentive research into architectural form, matured both during their formative years in Switzerland, where they had been students of the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, and in their professional upbringings under practitioners of the caliber of Christian Kerez, Kengo Kuma and the two Aires Mateus brothers. It is a bold scheme, almost entirely realised in in-situ cast concrete, of which the constructional acumen and attentiveness to detail are somewhat characteristic of all Atelier Branco’s architectural pursuits. Setting up practice in Sao Paulo in 2012, the two have, in fact, built up an enticing and significantly varied portfolio of which the content ranges from the careful crafting of furniture products and fittings, to the design of commercial showrooms and office spaces, to the construction of numerous residential projects scattered throughout Brazil in which their talent has, perhaps, best expressed itself in these few years.Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiBelonging to this later series, Casa Biblioteca is without doubt the most idiosyncratic of the bunch, both for the eccentricity of its client and the context it was born out of. It is, in fact, set atop of a steep north-facing terrain within a clearing of Vinhedo’s dense ‘mata atlantica’—the atlantic forest which extends over the larger part of Brazil’s littoral region. Due to the site’s topographical attributes, its design follows a distinctly ‘sectional’ rationale such that the spatial and functional disposition of the project is almost entirely articulated in the relation between two contour lines. In order of relevance, the first of these two lines consists in the line of the ground, of which the sloping profile has been manipulated to form a series of spacious horizontal terraces, fit for inhabitation; the second consists in the line of the roof, which ever so slightly hovers over the terrain’s uppermost retention wall to create a sharp, horizontal datum between the domesticated topography and the sky above it.Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoEver a topos of Brazilian postwar architecture from Artigas to Mendes da Rocha, here too the concrete roof takes on a crucial role in the determination of the project both in the articulation of its program as in the characterisation of its outwards (and inwards) appearance. It is a 15 cm thin rectangular slab supported by eight long-limbed pillars which, albeit ‘basic’ in its formal resolution, distinguishes itself for the uncanny slenderness of its constitutive parts. When approaching the house from the main road, it is the upper face of this element that presents itself to the viewer offering access to a monumental viewing platform of ca. 20 by 10 meters, immersed within the foliage of the surrounding tree canopies. In place of a parapet, the deck is circled by a meter wide water bed which, in turn, defines a rectangular central island from which to contemplate the view. This latter is lined with finely cut Garapeira wood boards which meet diagonally against the deck’s symmetry line and point towards the horizon.Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoA dentil in the in the perimeter of the roof allows for a staircase to be fitted along its central access, leading down between two concrete walls into the house’s core space. This is an undivided, fully glazed, rectangular room hosting the entirety of the domestic program, of which the height gradually increases as one descends from the most intimate to the more exposed areas of the home. The retention walls which give its section the distinguished jagged profile are unique in height due to the uneven slope of the existing terrain, but spaced equally throughout to create neat tripartite structural system spanning 5.50 meters longitudinally from pillar to pillar, and terrace front to terrace front. Consequently, although equal in depth, the three terraces gain unique floor-to-ceiling heights providing the activities which take place on them with degrees of privacy and natural lighting conditions best suited to their needs. The sleeping areas are thus located onto the project’s uppermost terrace within an intimate and dimly lit, 2.35 meter tall space. This level overlooks the house’s central platform which measures 4.15 meters in height and hosts the client’s studio; it is the area of the house most directly connected to the landscape having two centrally placed glass doors located at either of its short sides (the doors also underline the project’s secondary axis of symmetry). Lastly, the terrace furthest from the house’s entrance is a living and dining area overlooking the surrounding greenery as if a loggia or a viewing deck; this is the brightest and most exposed area of the house, rising 1.25 meters from ground level and measuring 5.15 meters in height.Save this picture!© Jaqueline LessaA similarly methodical approach informs the location of the core services and storage facilities required by the client which are either carved into the project’s retention walls—as is the case with the two bathrooms along first terrace wherein all elements are entirely realised in in-situ cast concrete and which, differently from all other areas of the home, are toplit and thus bare no visual connection whatsoever to the exterior—or fitted accurately against them—as with the kitchen elements, bookcases and wardrobes. As such, the space remains untethered from elements foreign to its ‘disegno’.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe neatness of the architectural layout, is even further corroborated in the positioning of the stairs. These, rather theatrically transverse the space along its central axis to loop symmetrically around the perimeter of the house under a concrete-paved, covered pathway. But perhaps, the most significant aspect in giving the project it’s somewhat rudimentary grandeur is the selection and treatment of the materials deployed. The bare structure is realised entirely out of reinforced concrete and was cast under the direction of the architects within a single working day; the floors, as with the upper terrace, are lined with long and fine Garapeira wood boards placed perpendicular to the project’s longitudinal axis; and the whole is almost entirely wrapped within a single glazed facade of which the iron profiling and design motifs follow the iconic ‘paulistana’ tradition of the nineteen fifties. It is especially the care gone into the design of these latter elements that have made the fortune of the project of which the noble spareness could’ve easily been buried under the hideous chunkiness of modern-day aluminium frames. Instead, with its fine joinery and quasi-ethereal openness, the Casa Biblioteca consolidates its place amidst a rich tradition of glass houses and pavilions which since the dawn of twentieth century have almost persistently affirmed themselves as privileged sites of architectural experimentation.Save this picture!© Jaqueline LessaA nitidez do layout arquitetônico é ainda mais corroborada no posicionamento das escadas. Estes, ao contrário, dividem teatralmente o espaço ao longo de seu eixo central para circular simetricamente ao redor do perímetro da casa sob um caminho de concreto e coberto pelo mesmo. Mas talvez, o aspecto mais significativo em dar ao projeto é a grandeza um tanto rudimentar, é a seleção e tratamento dos materiais implantados. A estrutura é realizada inteiramente em concreto armado e foi concretada sob a direção dos arquitetos em um único dia de trabalho; os pisos, assim como o terraço superior, são forrados com placas de madeira Garapeira longas e finas, colocadas perpendicularmente ao eixo longitudinal do projeto; e o todo é quase integralmente envolvido por uma única fachada envidraçada, da qual os motivos de perfis e design de ferro seguem a icônica tradição paulistana dos anos cinquenta.É especialmente o cuidado dedicado ao design desses últimos elementos que garantem a riqueza do projeto, da qual a nobreza poderia facilmente ser enterrada sob a grosseria dos caixilhos de alumínio modernos. Em vez disso, com sua fina marcenaria e abertura quase etérea, a Casa Biblioteca consolida seu lugar em meio a uma rica tradição de casas de vidro e pavilhões que desde o início do século XX se afirmaram quase persistentemente como locais privilegiados de experimentação arquitetônica.Save this picture!© Ricardo Bassetti ArchDaily Houses Photographs:  Ricardo Bassetti, Gleeson Paulino, Jaqueline Lessa CopyAbout this officeAtelier Branco ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGlassResidential ArchitectureConcreteBrazilPublished on March 05, 2019Cite: “Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura” [Casa Biblioteca / Atelier Branco Arquitetura] 05 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?树林中的玻璃图书馆 / Atelier Branco Arquitetura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

first_img Spain Projects Apartments CopyAbout this officeFran Silvestre ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsValènciaSpainPublished on May 22, 2019Cite: “The Fourth Room / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos” [La cuarta habitación / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos] 22 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 Year:  Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description 2019 Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: CopyApartments•Valencia, Spain Fran Silvestre, Gemma Aparicio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The Fourth Room / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Fourth Room / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Area:  112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Fran Silvestre Arquitectos+ 32Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917464/the-fourth-room-fran-silvestre-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” The Fourth Room / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Products used in this ProjectSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990Collaborators :María Masià, Fran Ayala, Estefanía Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Sevak Asatrián, Ricardo Candela, David Sastre, Vicente Picó, Rubén March, José Manuel Arnao, Rosa Juanes , Juan Martinez, Paz Garcia-España, Daniel Uribe, Javier Briones, Ángel Pérez, Sergio Tórtola, Marta Escribano, Phoebe Harrison, Daniel Yacopino, Juan Fernandez, Javi HinojosaFinancial Manager:Ana de PabloCommunication:Sara AtienzaStructure:Estructuras Singulares. Universitat Politécnica de ValenciaInterior Design:Álvaro HofmannCity:ValenciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosText description provided by the architects. As a starting point, an open housing block to the north of Valencia. From the highest part of the building, the house has privileged views of the city.Save this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosThe day area is the only space that takes advantage of the three orientations of the house. Through the three openings the space changes as the day progresses with sunlight.Save this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosThe house is structured through a space that organizes all uses of the house, which serves as access, storage, distributor, an extension of the room, etc…. the fourth room, a new space that allows you to live the house in a different way .Save this picture!© Fran Silvestre ArquitectosProject gallerySee allShow lessPanguipulli Dome / Domo Habitare + Piffardi Aravena ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSO-IL and West 8 Design Artpark for New York’s Niagara GorgeArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Valencia, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Manufacturers: Geberit, JUNG, Capdell, Mitsubishi Electric, Roca, Siemens, Tres, Artproject, Dekovent, Domus Dovela, Grassoler, Krion ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917464/the-fourth-room-fran-silvestre-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

first_imgPhotographs:  Reutov Dmitry, Gerner Ekaterina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AYTM, Antonio Lupi, Cassina, Ceadesign, Kartell, Aromas del Campo, Les AcrobatesArchitect In Charge:Reutov DmitryDesign Team:Gerner Ekaterina, Reutova MarinaCity:IbizaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. I was inspired to create this project by the nature of the island of Lanzarote in the Canary archipelago. Inspired by the extraterrestrial landscapes of this island combined with the bright colors of the nature of the island of Ibiza, we managed to create a light futuristic interior.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaRounded shapes and bright elements take us to the future, where man and nature coexist harmoniously. A kitchen set with smooth shapes and bright accents elegantly complements this idea. The furniture was designed specifically for this project to emphasize the futurism of the interior. And Getting into such an interior involuntarily feels like on another planet.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaSave this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaWe have created a modern architecture that harmoniously fits into the natural environment. A large number of Windows fill the room with natural light and remind you of the beauty of nature.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaThe project does not use wood as a material, so we preserve nature and integrate architecture into the natural environment without disturbing it.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaProject gallerySee allShow lessFabien Cousteau and Yves Béhar Create Proteus, the World’s Largest and Most Advanced…Architecture NewsSOM Designs the Shenzhen Hytera Headquarters, Introducing New Office Space TypologyArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Ibiza, Balearic Islands, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Spain CopyAbout this officeReutov DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsIbizaOn FacebookSpainPublished on July 28, 2020Cite: “Villa in Ibiza / Reutov Design” 28 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 Villa in Ibiza / Reutov DesignSave this projectSaveVilla in Ibiza / Reutov Design Villa in Ibiza / Reutov Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944549/villa-in-ibiza-reutov-design Clipboard Architects: Reutov Design Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner Ekaterina+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944549/villa-in-ibiza-reutov-design Clipboardcenter_img Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs 2019 “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Apartments CopyApartments•Ibiza, Spainlast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Juan Carlos Bamba, Natura Futura Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Projects A Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba A Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos BambaSave this projectSaveA Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba Ecuador Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura Arquitectura+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948522/a-productive-floating-habitat-el-refugio-del-pescador-natura-futura-arquitectura-plus-juan-carlos-bamba Clipboard Colaboradores:Paola Romero, Karolin Elizalde, Jhonatan Andrade, Cristhian Bravo, Jose Ortega, Teodoro CarrielCity:BabahoyoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT Hybrid“The artisanal technique implemented in the construction of the floating houses (rafts) of Babahoyo is recognized by the National Institute of Cultural Heritage as a nonmaterial heritage asset of Ecuador, not only for its pre-Hispanic origin but for being, together with the ecosystem services of the river Babahoyo, a component of identity and of cultural-historical value for the city. Although these settlements are the last of their kind in the country, they are associated with a high index of unsatisfied basic needs and environmental problems.”Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaVision and proposal. Currently in the river, in addition to floating storage equipment, there are habitable structures built in a traditional manner, which do not have a waste control system. Faced with this premise, the project is proposed to be generated in phases.-An integral treatment of existing facilities and houses, recovering the link between the city and the river.-Rehabilitation of an existing storage shelter, to generate awareness.-Planting a system of community sanitary services on the shore connected to the basic public network for existing structures.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaThe floating habitat is made up of gabled roofs that point towards the city, two-section folding bridges (one fixed on land and the other mobile in the water), peripheral platforms, improvised enclosures of plastic and cane and doors that function as windows. In summary, this type of refuge represents the tectonics of what is necessary, where habitability and the necessary resources are related to the river and the territory that surrounds it.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaRefugio del Pescador is located on the banks of the river Babahoyo, in the city of Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador. With approximately 150 thousand inhabitants, the city has historically developed based on the exchange of products through the river, equipped with floating warehouses and shelters, with a strong tradition linked to fishing and river transport. With the passage of time, these conditions have been forgotten.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaDon Teodoro is a canoe repairman and artisanal fisherman who after 35 years continues to use his balsa wood equipment inherited by his father, already worn and in danger of collapsing. During the day he works in the city and in the evening he returns to his shelter.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaThe intervention proposes the integral use of laurel wood, being a traditional resource on the Ecuadorian coast. The first step was the reuse and extend the original structure of the floating platform to generate repair space and productivity, supported by recycled plastic drums under balsa wood buoys to improve buoyancy. The slope and height of the roof, along with its truss design, is increased to produce cross ventilation and create storage spaces. The accessibility and functionality of the refuge are optimized by adapting a new bridge. This added to complementary strategies such as slanted wooden panels in the envelope, for waterproofing, artificial lighting with photovoltaic cells and a vegetable garden on the bank of the river. With these strategies, the purpose of a transformation of the existing habitat in the same 9m2 space is fulfilled.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaThe financing of the shelter is self-managed (consisting of savings, donations, external volunteers) of the architecture team to obtain resources to work together with Don Teodoro, the community and collaborators.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaEl Refugio del Pescador is an engine of conscience that manifests a silent and unpretentious work for the better to improve the habitability of the river; through the active participation of the occupant, community, architect and the imminent need to revalue a traditional artisan technique in extinction along with the historical memory of the city.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaBibliography1. Noboa, D., (2018). Análisis de las casas flotantes sobre el río Babahoyo (Trabajo de titulación modalidad Proyecto de Investigación) Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaProject gallerySee allShow lessMural House / Birdseye DesignSelected ProjectsHouse V / NOVO architecturesSelected Projects Share Year:  2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948522/a-productive-floating-habitat-el-refugio-del-pescador-natura-futura-arquitectura-plus-juan-carlos-bamba Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNatura Futura ArquitecturaOfficeFollowJuan Carlos BambaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBabahoyoOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on September 29, 2020Cite: “A Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba” [Hábitat Flotante Productivo Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba] 29 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?渔夫之家,非物质遗产建造技术 / Natura Futura Arquitectura +Juan Carlos Bamba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! 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first_img Photographs Photographs:  Quang Dam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949614/tiam-house-nguyen-khai-architects-and-associates Clipboard Save this picture!© Quang Dam+ 43Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Coffee Shop ArchDaily CopyCoffee Shop, Mixed Use Architecture, Houses•Hue, Vietnam “COPY” Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949614/tiam-house-nguyen-khai-architects-and-associates Clipboard 2020 Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveTiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates Manufacturers: American Standard, Carysil, MallocaArchitect In Charge:Nguyen Quang KhaiDesign Team:Nguyen Quang Khai, Tran Yen ChauClients:Dao Ngoc LanCity:HueCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang DamRecommended ProductsFastenersFastmount®Panel Fastener – Very Low ProfileFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Located near the crossroad in the center of Hue city, Tiam was renovated from an 18-year-old house, which was in really bad condition. With a gross built area of only 35 m2, this is the living space for a three-generation family of seven members.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Quang DamSpending time talking and understanding the essential needs of the owner, we designed Tiam in a way to give better standard of living along with valuable experiences for each and all members in the house. It has three floors, one attic, balcony and terrace.Save this picture!© Quang DamThe first floor is for the café, which is run by the owner, and the rest of the building is for living. The vertical louvers and glass wall covering the house is like a vague partition between “in and out”, bring people inside the house closer to nature and to other people in the streets.Save this picture!© Quang DamThe louvers not only help reducing heat radiation but also create light effect and geometrical rhythm, which enhance people’s feelings every time watching, both from inside and outside.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Quang DamThe effective solution for such limited built area is to design the interior as minimal as possible, and to create continuous and open spaces. We create functional zones and place objects in order to bring members in family closer to each other, but still be able to have their private spaces if necessary.Save this picture!© Quang DamThe old and ineffective spiral staircase has been replaced by the straight one, which helps optimize spaces and achieve better circulation. Furniture in the house mostly made of bamboo, which is a sustainable and environment-friendly material. It owns some outstanding characteristics that are suitable for using in extreme climate in Hue.Save this picture!© Quang DamThe café on first floor was designed with the same elements and materials like the rest of the house. Long curved tables, slim and transparent chairs placing in such a minimal and monochrome space make all other colorful objects noticeable. Moreover, the appearance of people drinking and chatting in the café make it a lively and beautiful scene.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Quang DamPlant pots of different sizes are found in every corner of the building. Plant pots on the louvers, balcony, terrace and inside the house create calm and pleasant atmosphere. Although Tiam is located near a crowded crossroad, all family members still feel close to nature and have such a peaceful living space. Project gallerySee allShow lessOoda Reveals New HQ and Museum for Portuguese Football League ‘Liga Portugal’Architecture NewsQuebec, Canada: the Heart of Mass Timber ConstructionArticles Share Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeNguyen Khai Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureRestaurants & BarsCoffee ShopMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesHuếOn FacebookHueVietnamPublished on October 19, 2020Cite: “Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates” 19 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Bien Alvarez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Viewpoint House / Jim Caumeron Design CopyHouses, House Interiors•Quezon City, Philippines Houses Viewpoint House / Jim Caumeron DesignSave this projectSaveViewpoint House / Jim Caumeron DesignSave this picture!© Bien Alvarez+ 30Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951932/viewpoint-house-jim-caumeron-design Clipboard Project gallerySee allShow lessCourtyard Pattanakarn Residence / baan puripuriSelected ProjectsDragon Child Studio Workplace Interior Design / Within-Beyond StudioSelected Projects Share Philippines Architects: Jim Caumeron Design Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Blanco, Catalano, Hafele, ABK Re-work, Boysen, Ceasar Stone, DAaZ 幕友家具, Durafix, Geotech Tiles, Gessi, Klaric, LextonArchitect In Charge:Jim CaumeronDesign Team:Jim CaumeronContractor:Idiaz Urbanbuilt CorpCity:Quezon CityCountry:PhilippinesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bien AlvarezRecommended ProductsEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. This is a house with warm interior-core sheltered by a white concrete “hood” with trapezoidal niches that frame the outside views. It is called Viewpoint House designed by Jim Caumeron Design. Located in a dense subdivision in Quezon City, Philippines. the L-shaped lot called for an L-shaped plan to fit the hefty 400 square meter client’s space requirements. The property’s east and back side has no views because it is blocked by a fence-wall owned by neighbors. The west side on the other hand exposes the lot to the heat of the afternoon sun. This side also fronts the street access and a small community park that can pose an issue on privacy if the living areas were to face west.Save this picture!© Bien AlvarezSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bien AlvarezJim Caumeron proposed to highlight the view of the park by providing a huge picture window at the corner of the house. This serves as the “mother” window, raised above a standard human height to lessen the visibility of the living room from the street. When one is lounging in the living area, they can look up to the big window with the view of the crown of the tree.Save this picture!© Bien AlvarezThe entrance hallway and stairs were located on the west side with a ribbon window facing the street and the park. Above it is a wall of small punctured windows with a profile section-detail that is slanted to keep the rainwater out while still allowing natural air to seep through it. This wall blocks the sun’s heat in the afternoon but at the same time allows the stair atrium to breathe.Save this picture!© Bien AlvarezThe setback was kept open as small private open areas of the dining room and the guests’ room at the ground floor. The garage adjacent to the living areas is transformable into an extended party area, highlighted by a square frosted glass door from the living room. It is typical for Filipinos during fiestas, christening, house blessings etc. to welcome everyone in the community to feast. Normally, the garage area where a big table can be set up is the best space for it to keep the main living and dining areas private and indirectly exclusive to family and close friends.Save this picture!© Bien AlvarezSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bien AlvarezAt the second floor, two hallway windows are located on both ends for light and cross- ventilation. The hallway has a flank of doors that are recessed on the wall echoing the profile of the window viewports. Behind these recessed spaces are storage and closet spaces. One of these doors is the library with customized tables, lamps and bookshelves. The space was meant to be fully-airconditioned but the architect insisted to make the picture window along the hallway to be openable.Save this picture!© Bien AlvarezThere are also small random windows on the opposite side of the library with few of them that are operable. The window frames were customized wooden casements with magnets for closing. The small windows reflect the punctured windows of the west façade and becomes a backdrop of the library interior when looking towards the hallway. A portion of the corridor is partly family room. When the air-condition is on, a pocket glass door can be pulled out from the wall making the hallway area part of the space.Save this picture!© Bien AlvarezThe owners’ local hardwood collection was used for the second floor and wood finishes that dictated the color scheme of the house. The architect imagined the wood finishes as the warming and comforting element in the interior. The geometric visual language of the exterior can also be seen on the ceiling  design and interior furnishings Jim Caumeron designed.Save this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Bien AlvarezThe “mother” window is also used as view portal by two interior windows – the family room and the masters’ bedroom at the second floor. Instead of having a boring blank wall opposite the masters’ bed, the architect provided a bay window seating that overlooks the living areas, family room and the view of the park. Same views can be enjoyed in the family room. This makes the tree at the corner of the park referenced as the viewpoint of the house. center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951932/viewpoint-house-jim-caumeron-design Clipboard “COPY” Projects Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020 Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJim Caumeron DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsQuezon CityOn FacebookPhilippinesPublished on November 24, 2020Cite: “Viewpoint House / Jim Caumeron Design” 23 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“观景台”之家 / Jim Caumeron Design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! 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first_img Photographs Feng Shui House / Steffen Welsch ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFeng Shui House / Steffen Welsch Architects “COPY” Architects: Steffen Welsch Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area:  134 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Feng Shui House / Steffen Welsch Architects 2020 Manufacturers: Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH), Colorbond, Weathertex, Osmo Polyx Oils, Urban Edge CeramicsSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The practice of Feng Shui finds its origins in China, going back about 6,000 years. It literally translates to “wind and water” and is a concept aiming to design and plan buildings and their surroundings for harmony and happiness. Feng Shui calls on you to organise objects to allow for the flow of what is referred to as natural energy seen as moving through a space and all living things. In this context it is understood that a building’s layout, colours and materials affect the flow of energy.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathFeng Sui design applies three core principles: allow energy to flow, balance between natural elements with their own sets of attributes including colour, texture and shape, and place objects that represent your life’s journey within a space. To a Westerner only vaguely familiar with some of the specific theories and ideas, there is a surprising correlation between Feng Shui and what we would call “good design”: sun light access, air and ventilation, balance of natural light, equal relationship between inside and out, comfort and privacy, balance of materials, a well organised environment.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathSave this picture!© Shannon McGrath The old terrace house was restored, a new curved timber wall at the end of the hallway works as both a link between old and new and a barrier to the street. The extension is separated with a courtyard for sunlight into the old, and natural light and ventilation into the new house. The hall linking terrace with extension was widened for a study with outdoor access. The curved timber wall, enclosing a store, leads into the kitchen planned to greet visitors at arrival and overlooking the courtyard and study.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!SectionBehind the store, a stair void appears. The back is coloured reflecting light into space below. Colour and materials only reveal themselves gradually, a design move often applied by Mexican architect Louis Barragan and one of my favourites. Between stair and kitchen, we placed the dining room, a busy, engaging, and open space, designed to encourage conversation.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe lounge room walls were skewed and stretched, drawing sunlight and garden into the dining room. The stairwell itself forms a large void prioritising space over utilities. It appears oversized. However, the benefits are obvious: elevated beyond providing access, the stair creates a light-filled and generous living space on a small footprint.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe timber floor of the dining continues into the ceiling of the adjacent lounge, a retreat with a sense of calmness looking back into the house, courtyard, and out into the garden. The upstairs rooms, more exposed to sun, wind, and rain are formed and finished to achieve a balance between shelter from elements and exploring views into the distance.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe best form of interaction is coincidental and the skill lies in planning the coincidence. Some layout and design decisions were made for this purpose evident in the brick platforms for seats facing dining space or lounge to allow for interaction. Like any building project, the Feng Shui house aims to balance user needs with cost, both financial and environmental.To build climate-conscious requires building less, and in order to be accepted, we need to build better qualities with lesser means. We trust this has been achieved by applying principles of balance, meticulous planning, and playing with space and scale.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessAvlakia House / ARP – Architecture Research PracticeSelected ProjectsMH Office / Gendai SekkeiSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952654/feng-shui-house-steffen-welsch-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952654/feng-shui-house-steffen-welsch-architects Clipboardcenter_img Houses CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Photographs:  Shannon McGrath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSteffen Welsch ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on December 04, 2020Cite: “Feng Shui House / Steffen Welsch Architects” 04 Dec 2020. 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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 30 May 2001 | News Research by Charities Aid Foundation and Internet Service Provider Poptel has revealed more about the kind of person who gives to charity online. The survey of 111 online charity supporters found that they were young, sophisticated and well-informed.Research by Charities Aid Foundation and Internet Service Provider Poptel has revealed more about the kind of person who gives to charity online. The survey of 111 online charity supporters found that they were young, sophisticated and well-informed.They were primarily 25-34 earning from lower to middle incomes. Over 60% of them said they used the Internet daily for business, general information, news and travel. The most popular use of the Internet was for “business” and “general information” (79%), then “news” and “travel” (67% and 54%), 49% use the internet for “shopping”, 47% for “personal banking”, and 45% for “information on charities”. Only 13% used it for games and 8% used chat rooms. Advertisement Almost two thirds of them reported giving online tax-effectively.Respondents were more likely than most to make regular donations. They often consulted a range of information sources before deciding which charities to support. These included fundraising appeal letters and charity newsletters, the Internet and e-mail, TV and radio and newspaper articles. Around 25% said they had made online donations since April 2000, and 66% said they would be likely to do so in the future.Cathy Pharoah, Director of Research at CAF, said: “For charities looking to develop their e-business, this unique snapshot of online giving should give them all the encouragement they need to start making the most of the Internet.”CAF estimates that one per cent of the UK population give to charities online.Find out more from CAF. Profile of online charity donor emerges  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

first_img Howard Lake | 10 January 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis David Unwin QC is to join the board of five charity commissioners at the Charity Commission.David Unwin QC is to join the board of five charity commissioners at the Charity Commission. Commissioners are tasked with ensuring that charities in England and Wales adhere to their legal responsibilities. Mr Unwin takes up his new post on 14 January.Read New charity regulator named by Nicola Hill at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement New charity commissionercenter_img 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.  38 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

first_img  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 August 2004 | News Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Elizabeth Day reports that online auction site eBay “is losing charity shops thousands of pounds each week because people would rather sell their possessions on the site than donate them to worthy causes.”Without naming specific charities, she claims that “medium-sized charities are facing losses of up to £50,000 a year – often as much as a 10th of the revenue from charity shops.”Ebay has certainly made a rapid and marked impact on the sale of second-hand goods in the UK. The online auction site has 9.31 million British users and sells £1 billion worth of clothes and accessories each year. The 6,500 charity shops in Britain sell around £300 million worth of all goods each year. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Tradingcenter_img Online auctions impact on second-hand charity shops Charities that have noticed a drop both in the amount and quality of donated items that are given to their shops include Marie Curie Cancer Care and Trinity Hospice. John Canessa, of Marie Curie Cancer Care, told The Daily Telegraph that: “there are fewer donations coming through the door. The rise of sites such as eBay is playing a part in this.”Of course, it is not just eBay that has caused this change. TV programmes that encourage viewers to clear out their attic and sell valuable items have no doubt contributed as well.What can charities with second-hand shops do about this? First, they should be aware of why this change has come about: eBay offers a solution that is easy – you don’t have to carry bags of second-hand items down to the nearest charity shop. On the other hand, you do have to carry them to the nearest post office to send them off, so criticisms by some eBay users that charities won’t collect donated goods might not be as valid as they appear.Ebay also offers the opportunity to make money from donated goods, whereas previously the only way to do that was to go to the trouble of setting up a stall at a jumble sale or car boot sale. Whether the person that wants to make money out of second-hand goods is the same as the person who wants to donate such goods to charity is a moot point. Nevertheless, the ease of making such a return is certainly tempting.Secondly, charities should be testing out selling some of their donated items using eBay or other online auction companies. Collectors’ items or other unusual and valuable items should certainly be tried. Some organisations, such as Oxfam, Amnesty International UK, and British Heart Foundation, already auction items online with eBay which has a dedicated charities unit. None of them were quick to do this, however, given that eBay’s UK arm opened in 1999.Of course, as a spokesperson from the Association of Charity Shops pointed out to the Telegraph, there have always been other options for making money out of second-hand goods, rather than donating them to charity.However, eBay and its ilk can not – and should not – be ignored by charities. If this trend is accurate, then charities which raise funds from donated items should be using online auction services to maximise their income. In addition, they should also test encouraging their supporters to sell their second-hand goods online themselves and donate all or some of their proceeds to the charity. 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

first_img 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. Does it matter that the words are wrong and misleading if the single can still achieve so much good work by selling in its millions? WDM argue that it does: “the lyrics are important and will be heard in every home and shop in Britain over the next couple of months” argues the organisation.WDM say that they don’t want to discourage people from buying the new version of the song, but they are encouraging people to come up with alternative and more realistic lyrics. They are hoping for “lyrics that inspire people to take powerful action and lyrics that explain the real reasons why Africa remains poor.”You can submit your improved lyrics at WDM’s Web site, or read some of those already offered. Howard Lake | 6 December 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis WDM calls for alternative Band Aid lyricscenter_img  67 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The new version of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ might be doing fine work by generating income for the Band Aid Trust, but the World Development Movement (WDM) has condemned its lyrics for “promoting a negative and inaccurate picture of Africa and its problems.”WDM certainly have a point. The lyrics of the Band Aid single were naff in 1984, and there has been no attempt to correct or update them with the new version. “There’s a world outside your window, And it’s a world of dread and fear, Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears” together with “Where nothing ever grows”, “No rain nor river flows” and “(Here’s to them) underneath that burning sun” certainly give a misleading view of Africa and the reasons for poverty and food shortages. Advertisement Tagged with: Tradinglast_img read more

first_img 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. Queen makes personal donation to fire charity  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fire Services National Benevolent Fund (FSNBF) has been granted a Royal Seal of Approval, as Her Majesty the Queen has given a personal donation to the charity’s Phoenix Appeal.Her Majesty has been patron of the charity for many years and donated to the Appeal after hearing about the Therapy revolution the charity is pioneering for its beneficiaries.Its state-of-the-art Therapy centre in the Lake District is amongst the most progressive and innovative therapy facility in Europe, providing a number of targeted treatments to support its beneficiaries back to full fitness. The appeal seeks to build an equivalent facility in the South of the UK. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 4 May 2005 | Newslast_img read more

first_img The rebranding of RNID’s Don’t Lose the Music campaign has won the Third Sector category of the Marketing Design Awards — voted for by an independent panel of judges from the marketing and design industries.The Awards, held on 15th November at the Dorchester, Park Lane, publicly recognise excellence in marketing strategies and brand design. Judges voted for a wide range of awards including best Product Design, Online and New Media and Direct Marketing.The Third Sector category was the largest in the ceremony, with seven nominees, Don’t Lose the Music defeating competition from the Ovarian Cancer Trust, DfES and StreetShine. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 November 2005 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RNID wins marketing design awardlast_img read more

first_img 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. Mr Hyslop added: Simply by picking up a specially labelled ‘Food to Go’ sandwich, snack or smoothie, our customers can make a difference to the lives of many single people and families affected by homelessness this Christmas.Simon Communities director Conor Hickey said the charity was delighted to be associated with Marks and Spencer and this scheme which will help meet the extra costs they face this time of year.‘Food to Go’ products are sold at the 11 Marks & Spencer stores in Ireland.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis M&S launch promotion for homeless This Christmas Marks & Spencer will donate 15 cents to the Simon Communities of Ireland from each specially labelled ‘Food to Go’ item sold in Ireland during the festive season. A similar on-pack promotion will support Shelter in the UK and the Housing Rights Service in Northern Ireland.All money raised from this initiative will help the Simon Communities of Ireland provide much-needed support for homeless and badly housed people.Neil Hyslop, Ireland Executive, Marks & Spencer said: We are delighted to offer our support to the Simon Communities of Ireland in the run-up to Christmas. The festive season is usually such a time of celebration, however for many it can be one of the most difficult times of the year and we were keen to show our support for those who need it most. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 November 2005 | Newslast_img read more

first_img 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading Kent wildlife artist Brian Page has created a Christmas card for the Chatham-based British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWFB), the charity that provides specially adapted radios for blind people.The card features a cheeky robin popping in to listen to one of the charity’s old-fashioned radio sets.“We really admire Brian’s work and asked him if he would come up with a special card for us”, said Margaret Grainger, BWBF chief executive. Advertisementcenter_img “We are delighted with the result. ‘Listen with Robin’ is a wonderful Christmas scene with a cheeky robin. The card features the R300 set made by Roberts we used to provide in the 1950s. It is more evocative of a traditional Christmas setting than the highly specified sets we use today.“The card has proved incredibly popular with sales outstripping all our other card designs this year.”Brian lives in Crockenhill, near Swanley, and spends his weekends making sketches and taking photographs of local wildlife.The BWBF was launched by Winston Churchill in 1929 to loan radios to blind people in need. These days the Fund provides modern sets that include a new digital radio as well as sets that include CD and cassette players. Wildlife artist designs humorous Christmas card for radios for the blind charity Howard Lake | 3 December 2005 | Newslast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Citizenship Foundation receives £75,000 in core funding The Law Society Charity has given The Citizenship Foundation a one-off donation if £75,000 to support its core work.Nigel Dodds, Law Society Charity Trustees Chairman, explained the reason for the grant: “the Citizenship Foundation’s emphasis on law-related education and its aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law match perfectly with our policies”, he said. “We applaud the achievements of the Citizenship Foundation throughout the long period of our association.” Advertisement The Law Society Charity has supported the Foundation since it was established in 1989. Set up in 1974 it makes grants to a wide range of organisations and individuals with a view to directly furthering law and justice. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 July 2006 | News  11 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

first_img Tagged with: Awards corporate Research / statistics At the the third Annual Companies and Communities Awards, Deutsche Bank and npower jointly received the Effective Giving Award, and ESS Support Services Worldwide the Innovation Award.The awards, which recognise and reward companies that are shaping the future of CCI, were hosted by radio and TV presenter Jenni Murray at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Russell Prior, Executive Director of Company Services at CAF, said: “The research published today and the high quality of award entries CAF received this year, signal how much CCI has advanced in recent years. It’s certainly embedded within many leading UK corporates and the challenge now is to give other organisations with less established programmes the tools to invest in the community effectively. “The CAF Companies and Communities Awards provide a vehicle for this communication, as sharing knowledge about best practice is vital.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Aid Foundation announced new research findings at its 2006 Companies and Communities Awards ceremony this week which showed that education was by far the most popular object of support for the top companies that support their communities.The CAF Corporate Community Investment (CCI) study found that currently all of the top 30 giving companies detailed in the report invest in education, with youth related and environmental causes in second and third place at 93% and 80% respectively.Many of these companies are focusing their support on areas of education that directly reflect their core business activities, representing a “real shift in community investment” according to CAF. For example, Sainsbury’s focus on education aims to increase understanding of food, BT concentrates on communication activities with young people, and Severn Trent’s goal is to increase environmental awareness. Advertisementcenter_img Now all top 30 UK company givers support education Howard Lake | 7 December 2006 | 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.last_img read more

first_imgCelebrities sign wellies for online auction for WaterAid Howard Lake | 30 October 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Digital Events Musicians including Jay-Z, Noel Gallagher, Groove Armada, The Verve and Amy Winehouse have signed wellington boots for an online auction to raise funds for WaterAid. The limited edition WaterAid welly was designed by Hunter Boot for the Glastonbury Festival, whose official charity is WaterAid.The money raised from the eBay auction next month will be dontaed to the ‘Hunter for WaterAid’ project, dedicated to helping people in remote regions of Madagascar.The signed boots will be available on from 13 November.www.ebay.co.uk/wateraid  51 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

first_imgNew trusts and major gifts fundraiser at The Sick Children’s Trust 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.  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 20 June 2011 | News Charles Coldman has been appointed as the new trusts and major gifts fundraiser at The Sick Children’s Trust, the charity which provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families whose children are seriously ill in hospital.Coldman, 27, is tasked with working with the head of fundraising, Jane Featherstone, to develop and implement a fundraising strategy to secure income, and to develop and maintain a strong network of donors to broaden the charity’s supporter base.He joins The Sick Children’s Trust after founding African Promise in 2008, a small international development charity, which works with primary schools in Kenya.He said: “I wanted to be an integral part of a small but ambitious charity where I can have a tangible impact. I’d heard about The Sick Children’s Trust through a family friend and this role ticked all the boxes. I’m hugely excited by the new challenge and at the prospect of helping with the exciting growth plans of the charity.”www.sickchildrenstrust.orglast_img read more

first_imgCharity Commission warns of possible scams around East Africa crisis appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Commission DEC Law / policy The Charity Commission is advising the public on how they can ensure that they avoid falling for fake charity appeals set up around the drought and food shortage crisis in East Africa.The Commission is aware that such scams are likely, based on previous experiences with disaster appeals such as the Haiti earthquake and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. These fake appeals can take the form of fake appeal websites, email appeals that falsely use the name of genuine charities, or appeals from fictitious charities.The Commission is urging the public to keep giving but to be vigilant. It has issued the following advice for those who wish to make a donation:• Be careful when responding to emails or clicking links within them. Don’t “click-through” from suspicious-looking emails and beware unfamiliar or excessively long website addresses. If you want to donate online, type in the charity’s website address from your homepage.• Watch out for poor grammar and spelling in emails and other documents, including collection envelopes or clothing bags. This can also be a sign they are not genuine.• If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a request for donations that appears to come from a charity, don’t hesitate to contact that charity directly. Be wary of any appeals where contact details for the charity are not provided. You can find genuine contact details for charities on their websites or on the Register of Charities, which is available on the Charity Commission website www.charitycommission.gov.uk.• If you are in any doubt about a charity collector, ask for their identification and the charity’s name and registration number. If you are not happy about giving then and there, you can check to see if the charity is on the public Register of Charities.• If you are concerned that you may have been targeted by a fundraising scam, you should report this to Action Fraud http://www.actionfraud.org.uk and the police. You should also contact the Charity Commission – www.charitycommission.gov.uk.• Think about how you are going to give. If you are a UK taxpayer and donate directly to a charity – whether online, over the phone, by post or by handing in a cheque at the charity’s office or shop – it can claim Gift Aid to maximise your donation.The Commission also pointed out that there are laws around collecting money for charity in public which are there to protect donors and make sure that the money raised goes to a genuine charitable cause.It advises members of the public that, if they want to fundraise for those who have been affected by the crisis in East Africa, they should:• Have the necessary permission from your local authority or the Metropolitan Police if you live in a London borough.• Only collect using a sealed tin or container.• Always make sure you state the name and registration number of the charity you are collecting for.• Always make sure there is more than one person to count the collection proceeds and sign off the total amount.• Bank any cash as soon as possible, preferably straight into the charity account. Get a receipt from the Bank/Building Society.• Report back to your community so they are reassured that the money has reached the good cause. You may wish to put notices in shops/post offices, or let your local paper know how much you raised and thank people for their support.http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/FAQS/Running_a_charity/fundraising/766.aspx 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.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 July 2011 | Newslast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Digital Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HelpAttack! encourages social media users to pledge to give a certain amount to their favourite charity for every tweet or Facebook update they post. HelpAttack! then sends them a reminder about how much they owe and invites them to make the donation via FirstGiving.com.Simple and straightforward, and of course it is scaleable. But the concept doesn’t feel to me as if it will generate substantial sums. There’s no connection with the cause. It’s another example of microdonations, and it’s clearly being used by some people, so we’ll see how it performs. Howard Lake | 1 December 2011 | 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.  29 total views,  1 views today HelpAttack! – Always Be Givinglast_img read more

first_imgScarlett Johansson and Oxfam illustrate how to gift better this holiday season Howard Lake | 28 December 2011 | News  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity christmas Humour This humorous Christmas animation features actress Scarlett Johansson promoting Oxfam America’s virtual gifts as good ideas for Christmas presents, contrasting them with the all too frequent unwanted and inappropriate presents. She encourages people to give gifts that do good: books for children, a goat for a farmer, or a water pump for a village.According to Oxfam America Spurs Holiday Gifts With ‘Cheeky’ Campaign at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, by 22 December 2011, “4,724 people have clicked through the video to the site, resulting in more than $87,000 in donations from 778 transactions”.  41 total views,  1 views today 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

first_img Howard Lake | 22 August 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Trinity increases fundraising income Tagged with: Finance Ireland 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.  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One of Ireland’s largest educational foundations, Trinity, increased its pledges in 2011, according to the latest financial report.In 2011 the Trinity Foundation secured pledges of €15 million, an increase of just over €0.5 million on 2010. Cash received by the Foundation stayed level at around €8.4 million.The Foundation had operational costs of just over €2 million for both 2011 and 2010.The Foundation states that central to its continued success has been the contribution of their advisory boards and volunteer groups who operate in Ireland and overseas in support of the Foundation’s work.Trinity lists a wide range of private sector, public sector, individual donors and legacy gifts in its financial report. Since it was established in 1994, the Foundation has raised €215 million.www.tcd.ielast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Support Charity Not Crime leaflet “The campaign’s primary message is to promote charitable giving and the facilitation of collections. There is nothing more off-putting to donors to read news articles describing fraudsters taking money away from those whom need it most, particularly when that money is ending up in the hands of organised criminals and even terrorists. Some of the most pleasing outcomes from the campaign launch was the feedback from local businesses whom had previously not supported charities for fear of the money ending up in the wrong hands and whom now felt confident that making the quick and simple steps adovated in the campaign would mean they could now accept charitable collections on their premises.”Following the Muslim Aid fraud convictions, the Charity Commission provided new advice on the risk of fraudulent collections. Safer giving campaign to protect genuine charity street collections in London Howard Lake | 26 March 2014 | News Support Charity Not Crime leaflet The London-wide campaign follows the success of a similar standalone initiative by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea last autumn.There have been two high profile cases of individuals convicted of funding terrorism through fraudulent charity collections in the last two years. Last year, three men were convicted of posing as collectors for Muslim Aid, and in August 2012, twin brothers were convicted of using the proceeds of fraudulent street collections to fund terrorist training in Somalia.However, a spokesman for the London Prevent Network (LPN), which includes representatives of all those London boroughs, deemed priority areas by the Government’s anti-extremism Prevent Strategy (18 local authority Boroughs), told UK Fundraising the new initiative was not directly in response to a rise in terrorism-related charity fraud.“Although most of the money collected through illegitimate fundraising doesn’t go to extremism, there is still a significant risk of this happening. This [safer giving] advice has always been a long-term aim for us and the initiative in H&F and RBKC proved so successful that we decided to expand it throughout London.”‘Shocking’ state of collecting boxes on shop countersThe spokesman said it had been “shocking” to see the state of some collections boxes on shop counters. “Some have just had the name of an organisation written on a bit of paper and stuck to the box with blue tac,” he said.The campaign has been designed to have the primary aim of supporting charitable giving and the LPN spokesman commented: Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Charity Commission Individual giving Law / policy London  155 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 [message_box title=”Charity Not Crime” color=”blue”]• Charity Commission press release on Charity Not Crime.• Fundraising Standards Board press release on Charity Not Crime.• Government policy on terrorism• Charity Commission guidance on safer giving.• Charity Commission toolkit on charities and terrorism.[/message_box] A new safer giving campaign supported by the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards Board has been devised to ensure cash donations do not end up in the hands of fraudsters including even organised criminals and terrorists.The Support Charity Not Crime campaign has been developed and funded by the London Prevent Network – part of the Home Office’s Prevent Strategy aimed at countering extremism – and the Metropolitan Police to provide simple advice for people donating into collection boxes, and also those who facilitate collections such as shopkeepers who are asked to keep collection boxes on their counters.The campaign will provide safe giving messages – such as checking the collector’s ID and whether the charity is registered with the Charity Commission – delivered via social media to millions of Londoners and up to200,000 leaflets handed out to members of the public and businesses. 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

first_img The way charities react to public concerns about spending money on their fixed costs could be fuelling an “innovation slowdown” in the voluntary sector.Speaking at the Fundraising Insights conference in London last week, Warwick University’s Kimberley Scharf told delegates that fixed costs “present no special challenges for the private sector”, where the need to incur them in a competitive business is well understood.But she said the “peculiar way” that donors believe that charities ought not incur fixed costs, and that only variable costs are a measure of actual programme activities, “makes no sense from an economist’s perspective”.Fixed costs (or overheads), as opposed to variable costs, are those – such as IT and salaries – that do not scale up with output, but can nonetheless lead to efficiencies.Scharf, a professor of economics, said: “If donors are reluctant to pay fixed costs, and this is a situation that charities are faced with, then there is no guarantee that the most cost-effective charities are selected by donors and this leads to overall inefficiencies in the charity sector.“And if charities respond to donors’ concerns with inefficient strategies, we will see an innovation slowdown in the voluntary sector.”Scharf also presented results of laboratory experiments in which subjects had been given the option of donating to two charities where one was more effective than the other but incurred higher fixed costs to achieve that level of effectiveness. In only 63 per cent of cases did people give to the more efficient charity (the one with the higher fixed costs).Scharf told delegates this was because the public perceived fixed costs to be a “riskier” use of their donation. “It’s not the fear of the fixed cost itself, it’s the fear of how other donors might view them. If others don’t give to a charity with high fixed costs, then a donation you make to that charity could be inefficient.”As a result donors spread their donations across efficient and inefficient charities, even though those with the higher fixed costs could actually be the more efficient ones.Scharf said the way charities had responded to donors concerns in the past had been “mostly reactive”. She concluded: “If we know what donors’ problems [with fixed costs] are, then we can target what they really think, rather than what we think their perception is.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance innovation Management Research / statistics  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities’ reactions to concerns about overhead costs fuelling an “innovation slowdown” Howard Lake | 9 April 2014 | 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.last_img read more

first_img The Information Commissioner’s Office is holding a free webinar for charities on its updated direct marketing guidance this month.It takes place on Thursday 14th April at 2pm and will focus on the changes made in March that specifically apply to not-for-profit organisations and charities. These include more guidance for marketing calls and texts, including the requirement to screen donors against the TPS, and on explicit consent and opt-in.Group Enforcement Manager, Andy Curry and Senior Policy Officer, Ian Inman will talk through examples and there will an opportunity to submit questions throughout the presentation.The new version of the guidance is available on the ICO’s site and registration for the webinar is here.  49 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Information Commissioner Law / policy ICO to hold free webinar on updated direct marketing guidance Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Melanie May | 11 April 2016 | News  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Melanie May | 29 July 2016 | News  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics Volunteering Community Life Survey shows volunteering & giving levels remain stablecenter_img Advertisement Volunteering and giving levels remain stable according to The Cabinet Office’s annual Community Life 2015/16 survey.The survey is commissioned by the Cabinet Office to provide official statistics on issues that are key to encouraging social action and empowering communities, including volunteering, giving and community engagement.This latest survey reveals that people continue to volunteer on a regular basis (at least once a month), with overall volunteering levels remaining stable in 2015-16 at 47% compared with the same percentage in 2014-15. Annual volunteering levels have also remained stable, with 70% of people taking part in any volunteering in the past 12 months (69% in 2014-15). However, annual levels remain lower than those seen in 2013-14 (74%).41% of people participated in formal volunteering at least once in the past 12 months, remaining stable when compared to 2014-15 (42%). 60% of people informally volunteered in the past 12 months, which also remains consistent with 2014-15 (59%).Levels of charitable giving also remain stable, with 73% of people giving to charity in an average four-week period (compared with 75% in 2014-15). In 2015-16, the average amount given to charity within a 4-week period also remained stable at £22: the highest recorded level since 2005. 22% of people gave an average of £10- £19, which has decreased compared with 27% in 2014-15, however, those giving an average of £20-£49 has increased (28% compared with 24% in 2014-15).The full survey can be read here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/community-life-survey.  51 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_img  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 28 September 2016 | News Tagged with: corporate Fundraising Courses Online Virgin Money Giving Virgin Money Giving is hosting a series of free live online events next month, to help charities with their corporate fundraising skills.#VMGCorporatesLive runs from 5th-7th October, with the help of Cancer Research UK amongst others. A corporate fundraising toolkit with tips, case studies and tools is also available as a free download to help charities launch and develop their own corporate fundraising programme.Day 1: 5 October Corporate fundraising: Interactive workshops providing an opportunity to pick the brains of Virgin Money Giving’s team about their fundraising tools.Day 2: 6 OctoberApproach & pitch: Virgin Money Giving executive director Jo Barnett talks live with Cancer Research UK about giving the perfect pitch.Day 3: 7 OctoberBuilding long-term relationships: Virgin Money Giving commercial director Alex Heasley leads a panel discussion with UK charities and their corporate partners to debate strategies for building long term corporate relationships.Registration is at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/corporateslive/  67 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14center_img Advertisement Virgin Money Giving launches Corporates Live Week About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_img Tagged with: auction Events Finance payment  247 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 27 March 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Advertisement Givergy switches to Stripe Connect for payment handling  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Auction and live event fundraising platform Givergy has now integrated with Stripe Connect for all its payment handling around the world, covering 136 currencies from its operations in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. This will enable them to provide a faster and easier transfer of funds raised through live event and online auctions to charities.With Stripe Connect, charities will now get paid automatically at the end of their payment collection period into their own secure sub-account. This will eliminate any risk of delayed charity payment by removing Givergy as the aggregator, and remove the need for manual reconciliation.Stripe allows both individuals and businesses to accept digital payments. It differs from other payment systems such as PayPal in that the user tends not to be aware that they are using Stripe. Stripe is typically used by developers to link to their systems via an API.Rachael Kirkham, Head of Client Services at Givergy, said:“Stripe is fundamentally changing the way we work with our charity partners. Anyone in the world can donate or participate in an auction at any point in time and the charity will receive their funds raised quicker and fully reconciled than ever before.”Givergy’s COO, Jon Douglas added:“To put it simply, Stripe will revolutionise the efficiency with which we connect the consumer and charity. This integration was not only a necessary step in improving our business here in the UK, but is integral to our ambitions abroad. By having one payment platform for all territories we can continue to deliver outstanding results for all existing and future clients.” 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

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  101 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 29 January 2018 | News  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Commission politics Baroness Stowell tipped to join other Conservatives in top sector roles 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. Tory peer Baroness Tina Stowell is the government’s preferred candidate for the next Chair of the Charity Commission, it has announced.Baroness Stowell of Beeston has been announced as the preferred candidate by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport following an open recruitment exercise. If appointed, the end of February will see Baroness Stowell replace outgoing Chair William Shawcross, also known for his support of the Conservative Party. Chair of the Fundraising Regulator Lord Grade is also a Conservative peer.However, should she be appointed to the role, Baroness Stowell has said that she will resign immediately her party membership, the Conservative Whip in the House of Lords, and become an independent, unaffiliated peer.Baroness Stowell was Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords from 2014-2016. She became a peer in January 2011 and joined the Government in September the same year. As a junior minister she led the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act through the House of Lords in 2013 before being promoted to Minister for Communities. She was promoted to Leader of the House of Lords and the Lord Privy Seal in 2014 and re-appointed to the same Cabinet post after the 2015 General Election. She is currently a member of the House of Lords Communications Select Committee.Until September 2010, before joining the House of Lords, she was the BBC’s Head of Corporate Affairs. She was previously a civil servant for ten years, working at the Ministry of Defence in London, the British Embassy in Washington and 10 Downing Street from 1991 to 1996. She left the Civil Service at the age of 28 and was awarded an MBE in the 1996 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.The Select Committee for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport will hold a pre-appointment hearing with Baroness Stowell on 20 February before deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment. Sir John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“We congratulate Baroness Stowell on being named the preferred candidate for the position of Charity Commission Chair. We have long been supportive of the vital role the Commission plays in guaranteeing public confidence in charities. Baroness Stowell will bring to the role a wealth of experience in the sector and we at the Charities Aid Foundation look forward to working with her and continuing our strong working relationship with her colleagues at the Commission.”Peter Kellner, chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, also commented on the announcement. He said:“I would like to warmly welcome the announcement of Baroness Stowell as preferred candidate for chair of the Charity Commission.“I am confident she will prove to be an excellent choice. Her many years of experience in high-profile public bodies, including the BBC Trust, itself a regulator, should stand her in very good stead in both this regard and in the role more widely.“We have often expressed concern that both of the Commission’s previous chairs have left themselves too open to potentially damaging accusations of party political bias. Baroness Stowell’s intention to resign her party whip and membership if appointed is therefore especially welcome. It will, I hope, enhance her reputation as determined, independent and pragmatic. I and everyone at NCVO much look forward to working with her.”last_img read more

first_img  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 WATCH: Lizzie’s story[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt01FW-S3lE[/youtube] Cure Leukaemia raised a record amount in 2017, breaking the £2m barrier for the first time to achieve a gross income of £2,222,720, with a team of just five staff.The total raised by Cure Leukaemia was an increase of 50% from previous years. The charity’s primary objective was to raise an additional £1m to complete the £3.4m funding required to expand the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and double its capacity. The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) granted £2.4m towards the project with the Cure Leukaemia team of four full-time members of staff and one part-time employee committing to raise the remaining capital by December 31. It achieved this through a combination of trust and foundation grants, major and community fundraising events and generous donors.Chief Executive James McLaughlin said:“We resisted the temptation to recruit more staff when we committed to this because we knew that by utilising our multi-skilled and commercially experienced team of five staff we could deliver the additional £1m. Developing a clear strategy for our £1m appeal was key to delivering these results.”The expanded Centre reopened to treat patients on January 8 and has doubled its capacity for patients from 10,000 to 20,000 per year. It has also doubled its capacity for clinical trials for blood cancer patients that have exhausted standard care for the disease and also for specialist research nurse positions. A new day unit has also been created. Main image: Deutsche Bank staff visiting the Centre for Clinical Haematology left to right: Cure Leukaemia CEO James McLaughlin, Steve Turner, Professor Charlie Craddock CBE, Ian Melia, Nicole Lovett, CML patient Mark Nicholas, Krysia Kozniewska, Paul Anderson  165 total views,  1 views today 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. Patient Lizzie Dean (with her mum) being treated by Cure Leukaemia funded specialist research nurse Donna Walsh in the new day unit at the Centre for Clinical Haematology.10% of the additional £1m came from the fundraising efforts of Wolverhampton Wanderers and its fans in support of their goalkeeper Carl Ikeme after his leukaemia diagnosis last July. The charity also applied to become one of Deutsche Bank’s Charities Of The Year for 2018 and 2019. The process began in May when Cure Leukaemia submitted its application alongside 90 other UK charities. It became one of the six charities put forward for the organisation’s 11,000 staff to vote for in October, and received vocal support from well-known figures in both business, sport and entertainment including Gareth Southgate, Gary Lineker, Andy Street CBE and comedian Adil Ray OBE.Cure Leukaemia’s campaign was successful in becoming Deutsche Bank’s Charity of the Year for 2018/19 alongside Rays of Sunshine. The partnership has the potential to be worth £2m and the focus for Cure Leukaemia now is to not only maximise the potential of the Deutsche Bank opportunity, but also see out further national support over the next two years.CEO James McLaughlin added: Advertisement Melanie May | 16 March 2018 | News Cure Leukaemia raises over £2m with staff of just five Tagged with: fundraising and regular giving Fundraising ideas “The Deutsche Bank partnership will undoubtedly prove transformational for Cure Leukaemia and the work the charity supports and it will also lay the foundations for sustained growth in the future.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30last_img read more

first_img  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 4 May 2018 | News  111 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: Finance legacies “Charities and their beneficiaries are increasingly reliant on legacy income, which funds vital services that make a real difference to our lives, ranging from finding a cure for cancer to providing emergency services and more. We know that inheritance tax exemption and reductions can be an effective incentive for legacy giving and that – because of this – solicitors regularly raise the option of legacy giving with clients. So we would be deeply concerned that the removal of these incentives could threaten one of the sector’s most significant income streams.”The Office of Tax Simplification launched its consultation on IHT last week. The consultation closes on 8 June 2018, with a report due for publication in the Autumn. Remember A Charity is preparing a response to the consultation, which will emphasise the importance of legacy income to UK charities.Last year, Remember A Charity proposed the introduction of a VAT exemption on the cost of writing any Will that includes a charitable gift, aiming to make tax benefits available to all those who choose to donate in this way. Remember A Charity calls for inheritance tax review to take legacy income into account Remember A Charity is calling for the review of Inheritance Tax to consider legacy income and to give the charity sector a voice in any reform.Legacy income generates approximately £2.8 billion each year for the sector, and the tax relief system means that any legacy gift to charity is currently exempt from Inheritance Tax (charged at 40%) and a lower rate of tax (36%) is applicable on estates where 10% or more is donated.However, a report from the think tank Resolution Foundation published this week proposes scrapping Inheritance Tax and replacing it with a new system of Lifetime Receipts Tax. The report follows last week’s Government-funded launch of the Office of Tax Simplification’s consultation into IHT.While Remember A Charity has said it welcomes review of the Inheritance Tax system and the potential to introduce a more fair and level tax system, it is also highlighting the need for the charitable sector to have a voice in reform. The consortium emphasises the importance of building understanding around the impact of gifts in Wills and the role of IHT relief in incentivising people to leave legacies to charities.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said:“It is critical that any review of the current inheritance tax framework fully considers the importance of gifts in Wills and impact on beneficiaries. The benefit of the current rate relief goes well beyond the immediate financial impact, creating an environment where conversations about charitable giving are becoming more commonplace. Government has long supported legacies and there is a need to ensure that future policies continue to encourage and inspire giving.”Cope added: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 15 October 2020 | News Four out of five people who have used Gift Aid on a recent donation support a temporary increase in the tax benefit for charities, according to a CAF survey.The research by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), questioned 1,107 people and revealed that 84% of donors who had used Gift Aid on a donation in the last four weeks or over the previous 12 months supported the change.The polling by CAF also suggests that Government incentives, such as Gift Aid and match funding, play a role in increasing amounts given to good causes.A coalition formed back in July including more than 200 UK charities is calling on the Government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed to help keep charitable services running during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.The proposed Gift Aid change would mean that a £100 donation from a UK tax payer would increase to £133.33 for the charity once Gift Aid had been claimed. This compares to a current £125. As a result, the Gift Aid claimed on every eligible donation would increase by one-third, up from the current one-quarter, which could bring in an extra £450m. The group has called for the increase to be in place for two years.A number of MPs are also supporting the campaign, including Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East; Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham; and Neale Hanvey, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde, Policy Manager at CAF, said:“Charity donors clearly recognise the value of Gift Aid and support the call for a temporary increase. This change would help charities large and small as they continue to suffer a drop in donations and struggle to cope with the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the financial help already announced, it is clear that donors want Government to consider other ways to support the vital work of charities during this challenging time.” Advertisement  537 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Gift Aid  538 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Survey shows public support for temporary Gift Aid increase About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_imgAmiri BarakaAmiri Baraka — an award-winning poet, playwright and Black revolutionary — died on Jan. 9 at the age of 79 in Newark, N.J., following a short illness. He was a supporter of many left-wing causes, including the ongoing struggle to free political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal. In 2009, the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture held a 75th birthday tribute event for Baraka in Harlem, N.Y. A memorial and funeral were held for Baraka at Newark Symphony Hall on Jan. 18, where thousands of people attended to celebrate his life and immeasurable political and cultural contributions. The following are excerpts from the obituary that was distributed at the memorial.Amiri Baraka (aka Imamu Baraka, aka LeRoi Jones) was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Newark, N.J., to the late Coyt Leroy Jones and Anna (Russ) Jones. He left Howard University a semester short of graduating and later joined the Air Force, where he was discharged because of his affiliation with reading material that was considered subversive.After leaving the Air Force, Amiri moved to New York, where he took an editorial job at a music magazine, The Record Changer, and settled in Greenwich Village. He co-founded a literary magazine, Yugen, which published his work and that of Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac. With the poet Diane di Prima, he established and edited another literary magazine, The Floating Bear. He also started a small publishing company, Totem Press, which in 1961 issued his first collection of verse, “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.”“Mr. Jones considered himself a largely apolitical writer at first. His poetry was concerned more with introspection, but he was radicalized by traveling to Cuba in 1960, the year after Fidel Castro came to power, to attend an international conference featuring writers from an array of third world countries. As a result, he later said that he came to believe that art and politics should be forever linked.” — Margalit Fox, New York TimesHis political awakening was soon manifested in his work. His first major book, “Blues People,” published in 1963, placed black music — from blues to free jazz — in a wider socio-historical context.Baraka’s reputation as a playwright was establish­ed with the production of “Dutchman” at Cherry Lane Theater in New York on March 24, 1964. The con­troversial play subse­quent­ly won the Obie Award for Best Off-Broadway Play and was made into a film in 1967. The critically acclaimed play was revived by Cherry Lane Theater in January 2007 and has been reproduced around the world.In 1965, Baraka moved to Harlem where he founded the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School. BARTS lasted only one year but had a lasting influence on the direction of Afro-American Arts. BARTS sent five trucks a day into the Harlem community, full of artists and poets, to display artwork and perform poetry readings, music and drama. Performances were given in changed locations each day. Vacant lots, playgrounds and housing projects pushed art that would be “Black as Bessie Smith,” mass-based, revolutionary and taken to the people; reflecting the intensity of the entire Black Liberation Movement. In 1966, when BARTS was dissolved, Baraka returned to Newark, his hometown.In 1966, Amiri married Amina Baraka, formerly Sylvia Robinson. Together they inaugurated The Spirit House and the Spirit House Movers that brought drama, music and poetry from across the country to Newark. The Barakas founded the Committee for Unified Newark and the ­Congress of ­Afrikan People. Both CFUN and COAP led support in the election of Kenneth A. Gibson as the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city, spearheaded by the 1972 Gary, Ind. convention. In 1968, Baraka co-edited “Black Fire: Anthology of Afro-American Writing,” with Larry Neal.Amiri and Amini Baraka founded ­Kimako’s Blues People, a multimedia arts space, from a small theater in their Newark home. Amiri founded the jazz/poetry ensemble Blue Ark, which played at the Berlin Festival and throughout the U.S. His jazz opera, “Money,” with Swiss composer, George Gruntz, was performed in part at George Wein’s New York Festival in the early 90s. “Primitive World,” with music by David Murray, was also performed in part at same New York Festival, at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe and the Black Drama Festival in Winston Salem, N.C. His Bumpy: Bopera, with music by jazz drummer, Max Roach, was performed in 1991 at Newark Symphony Hall and at San Diego Repertory Theatre. Amiri founded the New Arkestra, a big band working to produce a living archive of this music.In the fall of 2002, Baraka, who had been named New Jersey Poet Laureate by then Gov. James McGreevy, came under fire from the New Jersey Office of the Anti-Defamation League, the New Jersey Assembly and others after a reading at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s annual poetry festival in Stanhope, N.J., of his controversial poem, “Somebody Blew Up America,” about the 9/11 attacks. Baraka’s $10,000 stipend was rescinded and the poet laureate position eliminated in 2003 by Gov. McGreevey, who resigned in disgrace in 2004. In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Baraka’s case in which he asserted his First Amendment rights were violated. Baraka was also the poet laureate of the Newark Public Schools in 2002.Amiri Baraka taught at Yale University, Rutgers University and George Washington University and spent 20 years on the faculty of the State University of New York in Stony Brook, where he retired as Professor of Africana Studies in 1994. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1995.His book of short stories, “Tales of the Out and the Gone,” was published in 2007. “Home,” his book of social essays, was re-released by Akashic Books in 2009. The Before Columbus Foundation selected Baraka’s “Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music” as winner of the 31st Annual American Book Awards for 2010. In 2012, Baraka received the Jazz Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgGarry MurchisonBoston’s school bus drivers are entering the most intense phase yet of their struggle against the notorious labor-busting Veolia Corporation.Four leaders of the drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, remain fired and have exhausted their unemployment benefits. Veolia and the city of Boston have blatantly violated contract rules in giving out more than 100 summer jobs to non-union companies. The current school bus drivers’ contract expires on June 30. Hanging above everything are massive austerity cuts in education for Boston schoolchildren.Among the responses by Team Solidarity — the voice of United School Bus Union Workers — is a call for a mass rally, called Solidarity Day III, on June 30 in front of Veolia’s corporate offices.It is clear that Veolia is planning to ramp up its wholesale attack on Local 8751. The school bus drivers’ strong contract, which has evolved over 40 years and 11 strikes, is the nationwide envy of transportation unions. This in itself makes the contract and union leaders prime targets of Veolia. The local is also playing a leading role in opposing racist austerity cutbacks in public education, recently turning a school “implementation meeting” into a raucous indoor rally against the cuts.Andre FrancoisThe Boston School Department and school bus contractor Veolia are seeking to eliminate school bus rides, returning to the pre-1974, racist “neighborhood school” assignment plan and busting USWA 8751. It is part of a strategy to turn back the clock and rip away decades of anti-racist progress in Boston.It is especially outrageous that these cutbacks are happening on the 40th anniversary of federal Judge Arthur Garrity’s order to desegregate the Boston School system, using several remedies, including busing, to provide students of color access to better, more equipped schools. Some of Local 8751’s bus drivers drove students past stone-throwing white parents 40 years ago and helped organize the historic Dec. 14, 1974, March Against Racism of 25,000 people that put an end to racist mobs opposing equal education. Local 8751 continues to be involved in current community opposition to resegregation of schools.Steve GillisIf the Boston School Committee goes ahead with $107 million in education cuts, a racist student assignment plan would deny Black and Latino/a students equal access to the best schools. Over 4,500 seventh and eighth graders and many sixth graders would be pushed off yellow buses and onto the city’s mass transit system. Student safety would be sacrificed, and hundreds of school bus drivers would lose their jobs.The budget cuts would also eliminate nearly 250 teachers, classroom aides and other school-based positions. These mean-spirited cuts would cause overcrowding and the elimination of needed school programs.On May 22, parents, students, members of Team Solidarity and other labor and community activists packed a Boston City Council hearing to speak out against “neighborhood,” separate and unequal schools, as well as an end to bus transportation for thousands of young students.Hundreds of angry community activists turned out again at Roxbury’s Madison Park High School on June 2 to demand that the Boston School Committee, the City Council and Mayor Marty Walsh keep sixth – to eighth-grade students on school buses.Steve KirschbaumLong lines of impacted community members took the microphone, including two of Local 8751’s fired leaders, Garry Murchison and Steve Kirschbaum. The Boston City Council must approve a school budget by June 30, the same deadline as the school bus drivers’ contract.Community-oriented unionThe company and the Boston city establishment are very mindful of the fact that the Team Solidarity slate swept all eight elected positions on the union’s negotiating committee by a landslide, with the fired leaders topping the ballot. Veolia officials will have to sit across the negotiating table from Steve Gillis, Andre Francois, Steve Kirschbaum and Garry Murchison — the four union officers unjustly fired after Veolia locked out bus drivers on the morning of Oct. 8, 2013.Veolia is facing a highly mobilized, rank-and-file immigrant and African-American workforce that holds almost daily yard rallies for contract justice and the reinstatement of the four. “We are relying on united rank-and-file action to beat back Veolia’s attack on our contract and the community,” says Team Solidarity leader Steve Kirschbaum.At the Step 2 grievance hearing against the firings on April 14, over 150 workers marched on the corporate office and set up a virtual picket-line gauntlet. As the bosses and their lawyers inched through under heavy police escort, the message of the ranks was clear: “Reinstate our leaders NOW!” Hundreds of workers have signed up to testify that the company, not the union leaders, were responsible for the lockout in October.No negotiation meetings have yet taken place.Veolia’s labor relations officer is Thomas Hock, who was responsible for last year’s transit strikes in San Francisco/Oakland and previous strikes in Arizona, Colorado and Florida. Hock also reportedly ordered the termination of drivers at Veolia-owned SuperShuttle fleets at Baltimore and Denver airports, who were resisting wage cuts of 30 percent demanded by the company.Early skirmishes in the war known as contract negotiations were won by the union, which successfully halted the company’s bidding session on summer bus routes that was supposed to take place on June 7. The projected bids totaled over 100 fewer routes than last year. The city administration and Veolia contracted out bus services to non-union companies, a blatant job-killing violation of the current union contract and agreements with the mayor.Veolia has rescheduled the bogus bid for June 14. The rank and file have pledged to fight on to restore the “scabbed-out” work and make the company comply with all contract bid provisions.Over the past eight months, labor/community support has grown, including from the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Greater Boston Labor Council, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222, Black Educators Alliance, Coalition for Equal Quality Education, radio TOUCH 106.1 and a broad spectrum of other groups.Solidarity Day III will be the third citywide, community-labor protest in support of the school bus drivers’ union and the fired leaders and against cuts in programs that benefit Boston schoolchildren. Hundreds of community and labor activists attended last year’s rallies outside the Veolia headquarters in the Dorchester section of Boston. Solidarity Day III will take place there on June 30, the day the contract is set to expire.Local 8751 has been involved in community struggles for decades, from Boston’s long struggle for equal, quality education to organizing with fast food and other low-wage workers; joining rallies demanding “Jobs not jails;” hosting trade union leaders from Columbia, Nicaragua and India; building solidarity with revolutionary Bolivarian Venezuela and Cuba; joining protests in solidarity with Palestine; marching against a U.S./NATO war in Ukraine; marching in Boston’s lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer parade; and supporting the current fight to keep Boston’s Black community radio, TOUCH 106.1, on the air.Members of Local 8751 are not only a vital source of community activism, they are the community. They are an example of how union and community can work together for the benefit of the whole working class.Participation in Solidarity III can help guarantee that USWA 8751 militancy continues into the future. Make donations out to Friends of the School Bus 5 and mail to P.O. Box 141, Stoughton, MA 02072 or contribute online at www.­bostonschoolbus5.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgYes, slavery existed in the North, too. New York was one of the largest centers of slaveholding in the U.S. In 1991, a gravesite was discovered during a dig for the construction of a new federal building in New York City’s Lower Manhattan area. It was 300 years old then. An 18th century map of the area revealed the site was the location of a “Negros Burial Ground” covering six acres, approximately five city blocks.Africans began arriving in New Amsterdam, a Dutch settlement, in 1625. They were forcibly brought there from the Caribbean and Africa. In 1664, New Amsterdam became the British colony of New York.Thousands of enslaved Africans and the small number of free Black people were buried in the Burial Ground. They were forbidden to inter their dead in any church graveyard or within the boundaries of the settlement. Other restrictions were also placed on them. For instance, they could not bury their dead at night, as was the African burial ritual custom; and no more than 12 people were allowed in a procession or at the gravesite. In 1673, the burial ground land was sold for house lots, and in 1795 the burial ground was closed.When the African-American community became aware of the gravesite discovery, they and local politicians protested and demanded a halt to further digging. They appealed to then Mayor David Dinkins, who ordered construction halted in order to investigate the findings and preserve the site.Excavation by archaeologists found the remains of 419 bodies of women, men and children. It is estimated that many thousands more bodies of African and Indigenous peoples exist under buildings and sidewalks throughout the area. In 1999, nine mostly intact African skeletons were found during construction of a new sidewalk nearby.In the disintegrated coffins, some skeletons were nearly complete; some were buried with pins, beads, buttons and shells, in the African tradition. They were sent to a laboratory at the Historically Black College of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where the federal government had contracted for anthropologists, scholars and scientists to examine the bone fragments and relics.Their research indicated that nearly half the graves contained children, suffering from malnutrition and many with bone deformities from physical labor. Adult bone injuries were attributed to strenuous physical labor and brutality. All bodies revealed short life spans.Honoring the ancestorsIn 1993 the African Burial Ground was designated a NYC Historical Landmark. On Oct. 1, 2003, the bodies were returned to New York City in new wooden coffins traditionally carved in Ghana. Concurrently, some of the coffins were ceremoniously received with “Rites of Ancestral Return” commemorations in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia, Pa; and Newark, N.J. where slave labor had been used to clear the land, build roads and construct infrastructure for European colonization.In New York City, the coffins arrived by boat at the foot of Wall Street, the former site of an African Slave Market, where slave labor built an actual wall to keep out the Indigenous. Upon arrival, a ceremony paid tribute to the ancestors with interfaith prayers, African drumming, singing and dancing, followed by a libation, the singing of the “The Negro National Anthem,” a welcome and introduction.African dignitaries, community organizations, politicians, artists, groups of school children, South African healers and spiritual leaders, New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors were present. High school students, including those from South Africa, participated in singing performances and shout-out calls for respect, honor and dignity. “A Letter for the Children” by South African Bishop Desmond Tutu was read. Speakers included the South African Ambassador to the U.S.The coffins left Wall Street in large horse-drawn, glass-enclosed carriages, followed by a large procession through the streets to the Burial Ground.The next day’s ceremony at the Burial Ground began similarly, included spoken word and several readings of poetry by the late African-American poet Langston Hughes. Several tributary statements were made and others read, including one from Nigeria’s President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Soil from the Burial Ground containing ancestral spirits was collected to be taken back to Freedom Park, a final resting place of anti-apartheid fighters in South Africa. After closing remarks, a benediction was given by an Indigenous community representative.The coffins were then lowered into the ground, with flowers and written messages to the ancestors. Subsequently, all coffins, many in crypts, were reburied in their permanent resting place.The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem organized the ceremonies celebrating the heritage of Africans in the U.S., their lives, culture and the role they played in building the country.In 2006, the Burial Ground was declared a national monument; in 2007 a permanent memorial sculpture was dedicated on the site. Project materials and records were transferred in 2009 from the National Park Service and Army Corps of Engineers to the Schomburg Center. Samples of the Burial Ground remain at Howard University. In 2010, following completion of the new federal building nearby, the African Burial Ground Visitors Center was opened, which contains permanent artworks and an installation about the history of slavery and Black Americans in Lower Manhattan.Sources for this article include “A Burial Ground and Its Dead Are Given Life” (New York Times, Feb. 26, 2010) and “The African Burial Ground” at gsa.gov/portal/content/101077.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgMay 2 protest in Baltimore.WW photo: Joseph PietteThe Baltimore People’s Power Assembly called a special rally and march for May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, to demand justice for Freddie Grey and general amnesty for the hundreds of Black youth who were arrested during the April 27 rebellion following Grey’s funeral.Other important demands included the end of a five-day curfew and the immediate withdrawal of thousands of gun-carrying National Guard troops called out by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to occupy the Black community.Not even the presence of the police and the Guard at McKeldin Square could quell the militancy of the crowd.The May Day march attracted a multinational crowd of more than 10,000 mainly young people, including children, who took to the streets following a brief gathering and rally at McKeldin Square. The square was the site of the Occupy movement’s two-month occupation back in 2011 and is designated as a free speech zone.In 2013, a historic march of 10,000 people demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African American murdered by vigilante George Zimmerman in 2012, was also held at McKeldin Square before the assembled masses took over City Hall for four hours.The May Day march for Grey, the 25-year-old African American tortured to death by six Baltimore police officers, was the largest organized since the one held for Martin.  The protesters spontaneously marched to a nearby prison complex, which is presently incarcerating the youth arrested during the April 25 demonstration, those allegedly taking part in the April 27 rebellion, and those arrested subsequently for curfew violations.Among the many signs in the crowd were ones that read, “Our youth are not thugs and looters.” These messages countered the racist, demonizing labels that the mayor, the police and the media are using against rebellious Black youths.The march then continued on to Pennsylvania and North avenues on the West Side, known as ground zero of the rebellion, where the crowd had swelled to at least 15,000.  There was so much jubilation in the air.It was at this site on April 27 that a CVS drug store was liberated of goods denied to the Black community, a community that has been decimated by a lack of jobs, water shutoffs, and inadequate food, housing and other necessities of life.As Colleen Davidson, a leader of Baltimore’s revolutionary youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) and an eyewitness to the rebellion, wrote, “Men, women and children were coming into the stores with empty hands and leaving with bags and boxes of the basic necessities of life. Food, drinks, toilet paper, baby food, diapers, etc. — all things that they never had free access to under capitalism. Children were getting their first pairs of new shoes and coming out of the stores smiling with fruit and candy.“Community members came together and took as much as they could to give out to the people, especially the elderly who weren’t able to come out. This all was happening at the end of the month, as food stamps are running out, the stamps being a grudging form of assistance which has already been reduced by the ruling class to the point where most people in cities like Baltimore are hungry and desperate.”  (workers.org, April 30)The five-hour march ended at City Hall.  There, hundreds of youth stayed at City Hall to hold a speakout and discuss whether to conduct a civil disobedience action to break the curfew, which officially began at 10 p.m. and ended at 5 a.m.At approximately 9:45 p.m., a group of 90 youth sat in a wide circle discussing civil disobedience to the curfew.  Steven Ceci, a PPA organizer who was a part of this group, told WW, “Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera waded into the group picking fights.  At exactly 10 p.m., without warning, police charged into the group, beating people and arresting 50 youth.”Since martial law was established on April 28, the right to habeas corpus has been suspended, meaning that the police and local officials can hold protesters in jail for an indeterminate amount of time without the right to a hearing or an attorney.On May 2, the Baltimore PPA and its supporters from other cities joined community residents at Presbury and N. Mount streets in West Baltimore, the corner where, on April 12, Grey was videotaped being dragged to a police wagon. There, the demonstrators held a short rally followed by a several-mile march of hundreds to City Hall to join thousands for a rally protesting police brutality. People had travelled from New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania to join the march.At the May 2 march, the police viciously attacked protesters and arrested those who defied the curfew. The arrests included legal observers and medics.  The curfew officially ended on May 3 as growing protests and challenges to it were intensifying and the monetary losses of local businesses forced to close early were skyrocketing. The governor announced that the national guard will be pulled out in increments. Sharon Black, a volunteer organizer with the PPA, told Workers World, “It is crucial that we keep the pressure on to demand amnesty for all arrestees.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgProtest in New York City, Feb. 15.Hundreds of Palestinians and their supporters across the U.S. demonstrated on Feb. 15 to protest a meeting and press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, D.C. It was the first such meeting since Trump’s election.In New York, dozens gathered for a rally organized by the NY4Palestine coalition outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue before merging with a march from Grand Central Terminal and proceeding, several hundred strong, to Trump International Hotel and Tower on Central Park West.New York City Students for Justice in Palestine Co-chair Nerdeen Kiswani and activist Mohammed Abdel with American Muslims for Palestine, New Jersey led chants of “It is right to rebel! Netanyahu, go to hell!” and “There is only one solution: Intifada, revolution!”“We’re here alongside our Palestinian brothers and sisters, and all oppressed nationalities of the world, to demand sovereignty and self-determination,” Nina Macapinlac, BAYAN USA northeast regional coordinator, told the crowd. (fightbacknews.org, Feb. 18)Outside the White House, 200 people chanted “Bibi, go home!” and dozens more rallied at Boston’s Government Center before marching to the offices of the Israeli Consulate General. (middle­easteye.net, Feb. 16)“Simply because of my religion, I am denied entry to the city where I grew up for the first 13 years of my life,” Yamila Shannan, a Palestinian native of Jerusalem now living in Dorchester, told protesters in Boston. (bostonglobe.com, Feb. 16)In Chicago, 300 protesters marched on that city’s Trump International Hotel and Tower. “To be committed to social justice means to consistently stand up for those values,” said Eli Massey, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, Chicago. “One cannot attend a protest against Trump’s Muslim ban on Monday and be conspicuously absent from the Palestine protest on Tuesday and claim to be an agent for social change.” (chicagomonitor.com, Feb. 16)At least 16 demonstrations were held throughout the country to protest the meeting. Many targeted common elements of the two leaders’ policies, particularly their support for torture of “enemy” prisoners, the use of walls to restrict movement and bans on the entry of citizens from a number of predominantly Muslim countries.Israel’s Magal Security Systems, which helped build the occupying state’s walls around the Gaza Strip and through the West Bank, is even angling for new business as Trump moves to expand existing barriers along the border with Mexico. “We have the right product and we have the experience in Israel that helps in showcasing our product,” said company CEO Saar Koursh on Jan. 26. (bloomberg.com, Jan. 29)“President Trump is right,” Netanyahu tweeted two days later. “I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.”Trump used his own notorious account on that social media platform to cite Israeli policies — and Democratic politicians’ hypocritical support for them — in defense of earlier proposals. “Hillary Clinton said that it is O.K. to ban Muslims from Israel by building a WALL, but not O.K. to do so in the U.S.,” the then-presidential candidate tweeted on Jan. 2, 2016.Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with ­Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNew York, April 20 — A lunchtime civil-disobedience action blocked traffic in front of the Manhattan Federal Building today, as a thousand people protested at a “No Cuts-Housing” rally. This was prompted by President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut $6.2 billion from the budget for public housing. One hundred city workers from DC 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees were at the protest, which was called by many tenant and homeless organizations.The cuts are planned for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, while over 60,000 homeless people suffer in New York City where affordable housing is sorely needed. The cuts include 43 percent in public housing, 23 percent for veterans, 20 percent for people with disabilities and 10 percent for seniors.Some 85 percent of homes receiving federal rent assistance in New York include seniors, people with disabilities and children. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, by 2035 low-income seniors may use more than half their income for housing.At today’s event, Katie Goldstein, of Tenants and Neighbors, said that Trump’s proposed HUD cuts “really is a homelessness plan for low-income New Yorkers!” The next meeting of the group will plan for more fightback as another attack is anticipated from the racist president. The working class gets the connection between tax funding for war and the rich while most struggle with low-paying jobs and impossibly high rent. “Hands off HUD!” was heard loud and clear in today’s chants.With the increase in gentrification leaving working-class communities devastated, it is not surprising that protests demanding affordable housing are getting attention in local media. More people from these communities, which are majority Black and Latinx, are participating in such protests.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgActivists along with Venezuelan delegation attend June 3 film New York City showing, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ as part of national days of solidarity with Venezuela.National actions are being held in response to a call by the International Action Center for Emergency Days of Solidarity with Bolivarian Venezuela, from June 1 through June 10. The IAC’s appeal states in part:“Make no mistake; what has been happening for the last two months in Venezuela is a counterrevolution by the most reactionary forces of the opposition to President Nicolás Maduro’s government. It is no different from what the U.S. did with [dictator Augusto] Pinochet in Chile in 1973, with the ‘contras’ in Nicaragua in the 1980s and more recently against Libya and now in Syria. It is a ‘regime change’ effort.“The corporate media — the voice of the Pentagon and White House — have set up an international campaign of blatant lies that try to present the terrorist actions of the fascist hordes as repression from the Revolutionary Government [of Venezuela]. The truth is that these terrorist acts are directed against the state’s buildings and agencies and against the supporters of the revolution. The aim of these protests is to create chaos in order to declare a ‘humanitar­ian crisis’ and demand U.S. intervention.“State agency buildings have been destroyed, an entire fleet of public buses burned, a health facility for women and children attacked. More than 60 people have died and hundreds wounded during these protests. These are not ‘pro-democracy peaceful’ protests, as the media try to portray. Criminal groups and thugs are involved; children, paid by the opposition with U.S. aid money, are also involved. The fascist, hateful and racist character of the attacks includes setting people on fire, stabbing and beating them while shouting racist insults.“The Organization of American States has been the principal body working on behalf of the U.S. to launch an international campaign against Venezuela. As a result, Venezuela left the OAS.“Now there is a real danger of a military intervention. Two days after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with President [Donald] Trump in Washington, Colombian army tanks were mobilized to the border with Venezuela.“During these days, we aim to: expose the U.S. government and media’s role; show the truth behind these demonstrations; and express solidarity with the Bolivarian people and their government.”Solidarity from coast to coastA determined crowd picketed at the Ron Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., on June 2 to demand “U.S., CIA, hands off Venezuela.” Holding signs in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution and against U.S./OAS threats against Venezuela, the picketers faced jeering chants from a small but vocal group of right-wing Venezuelans.The pro-Maduro forces chanted, “Not U.S. land, not U.S. oil — Hands off Venezuelan soil;” “No more wars for Big Oil, Hands off Venezuela;” “U.S, CIA, Hands off Venezuela;” and “U.S.A. makes endless war; Venezuela feeds the poor.”The event was initiated by the IAC, the International Committee for Peace, ­Justice, Dignity, and the Haiti Action C­ommittee. Endorsers included the ­Answer Coalition; Arab Resource and Organizing Center; Bay Area CISPES; Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition; International League of People’s Struggle-U.S.; Marcha Patriotica de Colombia/California Chapter; Socialist Action; San Francisco County, Santa Cruz County & Sonoma County Peace and Freedom ­Party; Task Force on the Americas; United National Antiwar Coalition; and ­Workers World Party.Workers World Party’s Durham, N.C., branch sponsored a film screening of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela on June 4 at the Durham Solidarity Center.In New York City, a viewing of the same film on June 3 was attended by a large multinational, multigenerational and multigender audience. William Camacaro, of the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York, brought a delegation of Venezuelans to the screening, which was sponsored by the IAC and WWP. A protest in solidarity with the Venezuelan Revolution will take place at New York’s Times Square on June 6.Other actions are being planned in ­Atlanta; Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; ­Detroit; Houston; Huntington, W. Va.; Los ­Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Portland, Ore.; Rochester, N.Y.; and Salt Lake City. For more information visit ­iacenter.org/4832/venezuela/.Terri Kay and Sara Flounders ­contributed to this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgThe shooting of Republican politicians practicing baseball on a ball field in Alexandria, Va., was an anomaly — that is, something that deviates from what is standard, normal or expected.And what unacknowledged crimes have become standard, normal and expected? Racist cops shooting or choking unarmed people of color and getting away with it. Unknown bigots killing trans women of color and getting away with it.Especially since the election campaign and Electoral College victory of president #45, hate crimes perpetrated against Muslims, often against immigrants mistaken for Muslims such as Sikhs and other people from South Asia, have occurred with regularity. Attacks by vigilante militias against people near the southern U.S. border whom the racists believe are from Mexico or Central America have become standard crimes.These attacks often lead to an immediate murder. They have been taking place at the same time that another assault, more gradual but also murderous, is going on. Led by the president and the Republican Party, this assault is on the working class, especially the poorest workers, which in the United States all too often but not always means people of color.Then, in Alexandria, Va., on June 15, there was an anomaly. The targets of the shooting were reactionary Republicans. If the reports in the corporate media are accurate, the person carrying out the shooting felt threatened by the Republicans’ attacks on the poor. Police shot and killed him on the spot.When it comes to wars abroad, both Democrats and Republicans support U.S. military adventures and support U.S. imperialism in general. Those who understand the role of imperialism know that all these politicians are ready to kill millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, and maybe some thousands of U.S. soldiers, too.Back in the U.S., a prime example of the attack on the poor is the Republican attempt to eliminate whatever was progressive about the Affordable Care Act. This assault threatens to remove the more than 20 million people from health insurance that the ACA provided.It is not surprising that a person dealing with a serious but treatable illness could believe that the Republicans are out to kill them and that the Democrats are either complicit or at best are doing nothing to stop their death.Taking a step back and looking at it from an objective, Marxist viewpoint, it becomes clear that the Alexandria action arises out of the current climate of growing reactionary terror in the streets, aided and abetted by the cops and the corporate flunkies of both parties in Washington.This climate is exacerbated by frustration when the means of organized resistance are either repressed or seem inadequate to stop the right-wing assault.The lesson then is that revolutionaries need to get better organized, to get more militant, to find the means of mass resistance and self-defense that will make it impossible for the ruling class to continue its deadly assault on the masses. Mass action, combined with revolutionary optimism that a future of justice for the workers and oppressed can be achieved through the struggle for socialism, will be a potent antidote to the killings, cutbacks and contempt for the people shown by the capitalist ruling class and its minions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgAug. 31 meeting at Roxbury bus yard in Boston celebrates Takiyah Thompson, second from right.By Steve GillisFinancial Secretary, USW Local 8751BostonMembers of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston school bus drivers’ union, gave a raucous, pre-school, fightback orientation to the Veolia/Transdev corporation at the Roxbury bus yard on Aug. 31, when Takiyah “Tear ‘Em Down” Thompson from Durham, N.C., showed up to a sheroe’s welcome.Drivers had heard that Thompson — the North Carolina Central University student and Workers World Party leader who, on Aug. 14, climbed a ladder to topple a mass produced, Jim-Crow-era Confederate statue — would be in town, and conspired to welcome her right. When she came to the floor, the crowd erupted in a celebratory dance to Grievance Chair Garry Murchison’s blasting of the song “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now!”Many drivers who grew up in Southern states knew Thompson’s name before she arrived, as they had been closely following the action, news of which has swept the country. Some remarked about how as children they had witnessed these Ku Klux Klan propaganda tools go up in their hometowns during the Civil Rights Movement, and they had always wanted to tear them down.Many drivers who grew up in Haiti had also participated in similar actions, tearing down symbols of the brutal French slavocracy and U.S. dictatorship and replacing them with liberation fighters like Toussaint L’Ouverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines and John Brown. Everybody wanted their picture taken with Thompson.Angie Cardosa, a union stalwart and pastry chef extraordinaire, presented Thompson with a red-velvet sheet cake smothered in glorious cream cheese frosting on which she had inscribed, “Thank You Takiyah Thompson AKA Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Monica Moorehead, Coretta Scott King, Local 8751.” Drivers presented Thompson with Local 8751 honor placards that read, “Build Monuments to Freedom Fighters! Tear Down White Supremacy!” and “Drop the Charges on the Durham, N.C., Freedom Fighters!”As part of the national days of action Sept. 11 through Sept. 17, USW Local 8751 will be calling the witch-hunting Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews off the hook to demand he drop the bogus charges; propagating resolutions in the labor movement; and sending material aid for our sheroes’ and heroes’ legal defense.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgAt a “Street Speakout Against U.S. War & Racism,” organizations representing struggles against U.S. imperialism on the Korean peninsula, the Philippines, Iran, and Central and South America, as well as here in the U.S., gathered on the United National Antiwar Coalition’s national days of action. These marked the 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan on Oct. 7.Organizers from the International Action Center, BAYAN-USA and Anakbayan — all members of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle and UNAC — initiated this rally at a metro stop at Vermont and Wilshire. They gathered names for petitions and invited rail riders to join the fight to end all U.S. wars feeding racism, poverty and repression both here and abroad.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgOccupy ICE occupation in Portland, Ore., July 6.By Roy St. Warren, Josh Allan and Lyn NeeleyPortland, Ore.#OccupyICEPDX continues to face off with federal agents after three weeks of developing a thriving, organized resistance with more than 50 tents, hundreds of protesters and tremendous community support. Occupiers shut down the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office here for two weeks and began a hunger strike on July 4.Protesters are not intimidated by the cops’ use of arrests, tear gas and sharpshooters. They say they are here to stay until their demands are met: Abolish ICE, reunite immigrant families and stop incarcerating asylum seekers.The occupation has developed a sophisticated community structure centered around a common anti-ICE, anti-capitalist program. Occupy teams include maintenance and engineering, food and water distribution, medical, child care and even group meditation. The People of Color caucus organizes 24-hour guard duty, security guidelines and decisions concerning interactions with cops, and policies concerning photos and videos. They hold nightly vigils and regular rallies centered around the voices of people directly affected by U.S. imperialism.#OccupyICEPDX has forged ties between various leftist groups in Portland and raised more than $15,000 for Pueblo Unido, a Portland legal defense fund for immigrants.Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said the ICE agency was “on the wrong track” and that the city would not attempt to clear the occupation camp. He said there were no plans to interfere with the peaceful protests.However, Portland police have a sordid history of violating the city’s sanctuary city status by supporting ICE and Department of Homeland Security agents. On June 28, city cops helped DHS agents by closing streets in the vicinity of the ICE office to make way for a raid of the encampment. They cleared the sidewalk in front of the building’s entrance and erected a “no climb” fence around the perimeter of the facility.The fence obstructs the sidewalk on all sides, yet the city has not issued any citations for blocking public property — as they routinely do for houseless people. It makes the sidewalk inaccessible for those using mobility devices, in violation of Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.On July 3, the Portland facility reopened. Several media outlets reported that the occupation was disbanded.Yet the truth on the ground is very different: the occupiers maintain they will not stop until ICE is abolished. They see the U.S.-manufactured im/migrant crisis as a crisis of imperialism and a direct result of U.S. intervention. People seeking asylum in the U.S. aren’t fleeing from natural disasters, but rather from the violent, unlivable conditions created by U.S. hegemony in countries around the world.OccupyICE has spread to other cities around the country. It echoes other occupy movements of workers and oppressed, like the Paris Commune, the general strikes of the early 20th century, Occupy Wall Street and Standing Rock. It presents an opportunity to expand the workers’ struggle into deeper arenas of the class struggle and build.A broad-based, global anti-war movement is intrinsic to solving the im/migrant and refugee issue. While the capitalist media frame immigrants and refugees as a crisis, the real crisis results from capitalism itself. Unaffordable housing and health care, extreme inequality, racist police violence, pollution and climate change are all real issues facing workers and oppressed peoples.Racist attacks on migrants and refugees by the U.S. ruling class serve to divide the working class and distract us from the real culprits behind the serious problems we face today. But through continued proletarian internationalism, workers in both imperialist core countries and in colonized countries can fight together against their common enemy: the ruling class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgCuba turns back Bay of Pigs invasion. Fidel explained, how in that forgotten area of small, impoverished coastal villages, the revolution had brought education and dignity to the people for the first time. They were not going back.This article about the Cuban Revolution by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy first appeared in the WW issue of Feb. 17, 1994.What has made the Cuban Revolution unique? Why is it such a beacon to the workers and oppressed masses, not only of Latin America and the Caribbean but around the world?There have been many uprisings, guerrilla wars, progressive electoral victories and military coups in Latin America in the course of this century. But the triumph of Fidel Castro’s guerrilla army over the Batista dictatorship did something that no previous struggle had accomplished.It broke up the old state apparatus. The revolution did not merely change governing groups, as had happened so many times before. It unseated the bourgeoisie itself from its role as the ruling class by demolishing its instrument of rule, the bourgeois state.It once again proved the monumental words of Karl Marx on the Paris Commune: that one of the fundamental characteristics of a change of class structures is the crushing of the old state apparatus and its replacement by a new state based on the popular consent of the masses.This is what happened in Paris in 1871, when popular revolutionary committees took over the functions of government. Such committees of the urban masses had first appeared in the French Revolution of 1789, when the bourgeoisie had to call out the workers and artisans to be able to completely uproot the old feudal order. In 1871, the popular committees or communes appeared again, but this time they represented the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie.In Cuba, the Committees in Defense of the Revolution became the eyes and ears of the new class power and its most important line of defense against U.S. imperialist sabotage and invasion. The bourgeoisie especially scorned and maligned the CDRs because they were the living proof that a new type of state, based on the workers, had taken over in Cuba in 1959.Political revolution in MexicoIt is instructive to compare this to the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917 which, for all its great achievements, did not go beyond progressive, bourgeois democratic reforms. It did, of course, expropriate the big land owners and distribute much of the land. This is a great revolutionary measure in the struggle against the big land holders, both feudal and capitalist. But it is not a socialist measure.The history of peasant rebellions in both Europe and Latin America demonstrates that they ultimately deteriorate. The landlords eventually lay their hands again on the best and most fertile areas, and the struggle continues until another round of revolutionary peasant uprisings.Peasant uprisings alone, even if they have some working-class support, do not abolish the basis of landlord and capitalist exploitation.The Mexican Revolution was a political revolution that reformed the state. This explains why Mexico today, despite all its historically important great reforms, is a bourgeois country. Different groupings may hold the governing positions, even at the summits of power, but this does not change the class structure of society.The imperialists themselves recognize that such reforms do not alter the character of their exploitation. They have cynically described their relations with Mexico in its revolutionary period as “continuing to do business during alterations.” Even when Mexico nationalized the lands of the foreign oil companies in the 1930s, its relationship with the U.S. continued more or less as before.The Cuban Revolution came more than 40 years after the Mexican Revolution. It came after the great October socialist revolution in Russia and the revolutions in China, Vietnam and Korea. The industrial development of Cuba was greatly advanced compared to some other areas of Latin America, despite the constraints imposed by imperialist control and ownership — and the poverty and underdevelopment of much of the countryside.Why Cuban Revolution went furtherWhile Cuba had not reached the level of the European capitalist states, the objective basis for socialist revolution had matured there. It must always be remembered that Cuba lives in the shadow of U.S. finance capital, which until the revolution controlled its most important economic arteries.Liberal writers in the U.S., some of them very well-meaning, spread confusion about the socialist revolution in Cuba. Some of it was actuated by friendly desires not to cast Cuba in communist revolutionary colors, for fear of giving aid to imperialism.Projecting a moderate image of Cuba seemed necessary in order to withstand the utterly unprecedented vileness of the imperialist press and the increasingly shrill calls by the most extreme elements for intervention. It continued even in the face of a possible nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Cuba over the latter’s alliance with the USSR.Many liberal and socialist elements in the U.S. closely studied the Cuban Revolution. Probably the best account was by Leo Huberman and Paul Sweezy in the book “Cuba: Anatomy of a Revolution” (Monthly Review Press, 1960). While the Cuban leaders at that time spoke of the revolution only in terms of specific reforms, Huberman and Sweezy had “no hesitation” in concluding that “the new Cuba is a socialist Cuba.”In the United States, the discussion of the class character of the Cuban Revolution came to a rather abrupt end when Comrade Fidel Castro, in a speech made just as CIA planes were bombing Cuba during the April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, for the first time put it quite explicitly: “What the Yankee imperialists will not forgive is that we have made a socialist revolution right under their very noses.”Strong unions and Communist PartyIt’s important to note that before the rise of the 26th of July Movement that launched the revolutionary struggle for power, Cuba had for many years had a strong Communist Party and trade unions that survived years of repression. The early liberal and progressive literature in the United States about the Cuban Revolution often overlooked this. But objective and subjective conditions in Cuba had matured to the point where a strong Communist Party was possible.Mexico in 1910 did not have the conditions for the existence of a revolutionary working-class party. There were no communist parties yet in existence anywhere.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgThe following excerpted article first appeared online Sept. 14, 2016, to mark the 45th anniversary of this historic uprising of incarcerated workers and revolutionaries.  The story of Attica, Sept. 9, 1971, is the story of how prisons can be incubators of revolutionaries — like George Jackson, assassinated 2 ½ weeks earlier at San Quentin State Prison.Attica has been described as the biggest deployment of state violence since the crushing of the Native uprising at Wounded Knee — 81 years before.The significance of the Attica uprising as a prison rebellion transcends prison. Attica was a high-water mark in the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. It was almost the Black Liberation Movement’s Paris Commune of 100 years before in France in 1871.Attica was spontaneous, but to the extent that it was led, it was organized by revolutionaries — highly political individuals who considered themselves Marxists, Maoists, Black liberationists. They organized committees for food and for negotiations. They put together 28 demands in a few hours!Their demands addressed every aspect of survival in prison: health, food, an end to solitary confinement, legal rights, the right to family visitation, the right to get political material in the mail. Particularly noteworthy, in relation to yesterday’s national prison strike, is that almost one-third of their demands addressed prisoner labor rights.This is from their statement: “We demand an end to prison labor exploitation. . . . Prisoners who refuse to work are punished and segregated. This is a class issue.”Their demands included: Prisoners should be considered workers. The work day should be eight hours. Prisoners should have the right to form a union. Prisons should be made to conform to New York state labor laws, including wages and workers’ compensation for accidents. Prisoners should have access to vocational training, union pay scales, union membership.Workers World Party played an important role at Attica. The Party had a tremendous reputation with prisoners, through both Youth Against War and Fascism and the Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee, and was known in all state prisons. We did work, ranging from solidarity with political prisoners and legal help, to providing buses to take prisoners’ families for visits to upstate prisons. We were also known for our political program: “Prisons are concentration camps for the poor! Tear them down!” Our reputation was such that the Attica negotiating committee asked that a leading comrade, Tom Soto, be an observer during negotiations with the state.Ultimately the repression came. Nelson Rockefeller, the oil billionaire then the governor, gave the orders to crush the uprising. He had a reputation as an Eastern liberal, but he was actually a ruling-class monster with presidential aspirations, so he ordered in more than 1,000 troops, guards and state troopers from four to five states around, to shoot indiscriminately. The state killed more than 30 prisoners and 10 hostages. The bourgeois propaganda was that the prisoners had killed the hostages, with the media giving all sorts of lying details. But it later came out that all who died, died of bullet wounds — and the prisoners had no guns. Surviving prisoners were tortured, without their wounds being treated.The ruling class made their point: “There is a price to pay” if there is ­rebellion.Organize prisoners, NOT cops and guards!But the uprising opened up the question of prisoners’ rights and liberation. From then on, the cutoff, isolated prisoners became a much bigger issue in our movement, as well as the issue of prisoners as workers.This brings us to yesterday’s strike, on Sept. 9. The prison population was perhaps under 500,000 in 1971. Now it is six to seven times that, and there is the prison-industrial complex. More than one million of those prisoners work within the prisons. They do construction and clearing land; they do clothing manufacture; or they work for McDonalds, ATT or Walmart. Many, many corporations are using prison labor.The prisoners are a detachment of the working class, working under prison slave-like conditions for pennies a day. For yesterday’s strike, unionization and minimum wages were among the many demands, as well as abolition of prisons.It is noteworthy that foremost among the forces helping the prisoners are anarchists, members of the International Workers of the World, who are also working with low-wage workers. As revolutionary Marxists we have many differences with anarchists, but we should give credit where credit is due.The I.W.W. writings on why they are motivated should be read by unionists. These make clear that while they are supporting prisoners to have workers’ rights, their ultimate objective is to abolish prison slave labor. This is a good reminder to labor unionists that our ultimate objective should be to end slave labor.This is a reminder to the labor movement of the necessity to adopt revolutionary methods in the labor struggle. Revolutionaries aid in the organization of the working class so that workers can better their conditions.However, revolutionaries never forget that our ultimate goal is not merely improving the conditions under which workers’ labor is exploited, but rather the abolition of exploitation, the abolition of all wage slavery and capitalism.The strike raises larger issues. For instance, in 1977 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case brought by a North Carolina prisoners’ union that the prisoners do not have rights as workers.But when has the claim of “no rights” ever stopped us from organizing workers?Fighting for legal rights is part of organizing! We fight for workers organizing in the right-to-work states in the South, for undocumented workers who don’t have bourgeois rights as workers.One problem for some unions is that they have cops and prison guards in these unions. That makes it harder for the union to take anti-racist and solidarity positions. They should get rid of the prison guards and organize the prisoners!The working class is changing. Now a big section is temporary and unorganized. The Black Lives Matter movement is part of the working class in motion and is demanding a stop to killing Black and Brown workers and demanding jobs and employment.Our Party has to take the lead in acknowledging who is at the forefront of working-class organizing. If you have a Marxist view of the working class, our class is far from disappearing — it is expanding! End prison slave labor! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Previous articleNew Coalition Petitions USDA over Herbicide Tolerant CropsNext articleFarm Bill Process Remains Contentious Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Domestic Fuels Act Highlighted at RFA Legislative Forum By Andy Eubank – Apr 18, 2012 Home Energy Domestic Fuels Act Highlighted at RFA Legislative Forum To weaken imported oil’s grip on Americans we must expand the availability and use of domestically-produced renewable fuels. That was the message of Senator John Hoeven at the inaugural Renewable Fuels Association’s Washington Legislative Forum. Hoeven detailed the elements of the bipartisan Domestic Fuels Act introduced last month and expressed the importance of making all fuels available to American consumers and businesses through market-based measures that increase competition and remove bureaucratic obstacles to producing and marketing fuels. He said it’s about giving customers choice and better prices at the pump by empowering retailers to market multiple fuels using the same equipment.The Domestic Fuels Act would streamline the process so all fuels can be stored and dispensed with common equipment; provide liability protection for retailers that meet the streamlined EPA standards; and establish a new pathway for retailers to ensure their equipment is safe and legally recognized as compatible to sell new fuels. RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says the legislation is a perfect example of the kind of thoughtful policies that can be created when all stakeholders work together for the common good. He adds that the Domestic Fuels Act responds to the specific desire of Americans to have more options at the pump.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

first_img The Environmental Protection Agency has approved grain sorghum as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sorghum checkoff chairman Bill Kubecka says this is a significant step forward for the sorghum industry. He says this will make sorghum a more profitable biofuel feedstock for the renewables industry – thus increasing the value and demand for sorghum. The checkoff says the ruling further affirms their belief that grain sorghum is perfectly suited for starch-based ethanol production. Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director John Duff says this new opportunity to produce advanced biofuel will increase demand for the crop and lead to greater profitability for producers across the nation.According to the EPA – ethanol produced from grain sorghum emits 32-percent less greenhouse gas than the baseline petroleum it replaces and uses one-third less water than some other biofuel feedstocks. Sorghum also produces the same amount of ethanol per bushel and has 34-percent protein content.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleASA Urges Yes Vote on Russia PNTR BillNext articleAg Wants President to Step in on River Navigation Issue Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Dec 4, 2012 Home Energy Grain Sorghum Approved as Eligible Feedstock Under RFS Facebook Twitter Grain Sorghum Approved as Eligible Feedstock Under RFSlast_img read more

first_imgHigher soybean prices may make yield-enhancing crop inputs attractive – but before using a foliar fungicide – DuPont Pioneer Senior Research Manager Steve Schnebly says it’s important to scout and determine the type of disease or diseases present. Scouting should be done prior to the R3 growth stage – especially if the weather has been rainy or humid – according to Schnebly – since these conditions are most favorable to foliar diseases. If these conditions continue – he says these diseases spread faster – making scouting vital to help reduce damage. He specifically notes two diseases to scout for this summer – frogeye leaf spot and septoria brown spot. Symptoms of frogeye leaf spot appear as light gray lesions surrounded by dark borders that may coalesce to farm larger irregular spots on leaves – according to Schnebly. As for septoria brown spot – he says growers should look for small, angular, red-brown spots on unifoliate leaves – which can be more pronounced on lower leaf surfaces – though they also develop on upper leaf surfaces. If left untreated – frog eye leaf spot can significantly reduce yields and septoria brown spot can cause economic losses.To help manage both of these diseases – Schnebly recommends a foliar fungicide application if disease levels exceed thresholds – which can be found by contacting your local DuPont Pioneer agronomist or state extension specialist. Both diseases can be easily controlled – Schnebly says – with a combination of good crop scouting, good management and good variety selection. For more information – visit www dot pioneer dot com (www.pioneer.com). Scout Fields for Foliar Diseases in Soybeans SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Scout Fields for Foliar Diseases in Soybeans Facebook Twitter Previous articleMaster Farmers Pay Tribute to their Many MentorsNext articleOrganizations Join, Urge House to Pass Immigration Reform Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jul 30, 2013 last_img read more

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