LATEST 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 Magazine
“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) 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.
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, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Joan C. 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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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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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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. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments (1) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis February 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm I was not aware of the work of the HSEC. 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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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, MI
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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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, OR
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 here
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Share 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 Mia 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.
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.
Share 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 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 here
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 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 reply
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.
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. 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 here
Architects: 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.
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.
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.
TSN 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: 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.
CopyAbout this officeAlexey RozenbergOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoscowRussiaPublished on November 01, 2015Cite: “House in Duhanino / Alexey Rozenberg” 01 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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: Projects 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. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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: 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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Cyclopean 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 Houses 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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ArchDaily 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.
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 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.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://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.
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.
Photographs: 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.
ArchDaily 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. 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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.
ArchDaily 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. 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.
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 Clipboard 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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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 MoreAddThis1
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 commissioner 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 MoreAddThis
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 Trading 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.
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 lyrics 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: Trading
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 | News
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 award
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. Advertisement “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 | 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. 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. Advertisement 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 | News
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 MoreAddThis
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. Advertisement 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.
Celebrities 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.
New 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.org
Charity 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 | News
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 Giving
Scarlett 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.
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.ie
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: Advertisement 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.
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.
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 MoreAddThis 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.
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 stable 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.
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 MoreAddThis14 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.
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.
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.”
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 MoreAddThis30
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.
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.
Amiri 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 this
Garry 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 this
Yes, 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 this
May 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 this
Protest 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 this
New 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 this
Activists 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 this
The 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 this
Aug. 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 this
At 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 this
Occupy 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 this
Cuba 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 this
The 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 this
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 Service
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 RFS
Higher 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
Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Disney Frozen Interrupts Tom Vilsack During Senate Finance Hearing STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change SOURCEPolitico SHARE Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Home News Feed Disney Frozen Interrupts Tom Vilsack During Senate Finance Hearing Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Previous articlePurdue Ag Students Engage Campus Wide During Ag WeekNext articleMorning Outlook Jon Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Facebook Twitter Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack was in front of U.S. Senators today being questioned about the TPA free-trade agreement proposal. While he was speaking, he was interrupted by the popular Disney song “Frozen.”Republican Sen. Pat Roberts cell phone ringtone “Let It Go” blared while he was interrogating Secretary Vilsack. The whole room laughed as Pat Roberts muted his phone. All quotes are delayed snapshots By Jon Truitt – Apr 16, 2015
Home Indiana Agriculture News New Governor and Ag Heavy Hitters Headline Indy Conference Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jan 19, 2017 New Governor and Ag Heavy Hitters Headline Indy Conference Previous articleFarm Leaders Taking Part in Inaugural Parade FridayNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank 2017 ACI conference previewEducate, Advocate and Lead is the theme of the upcoming Agribusiness Council of Indiana annual conference and expo, January 27 & 27 at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott. ACI plans the event for its membership which includes grain and feed, ag retail, and the chemical and fertilizer sectors. But the president of ACI Beth Bechdol says the range of speakers and important topics from nutrient management to consolidation in the industry will touch anyone in Indiana agriculture.“When you look at a number of these topics, everything from talent to consolidation to regulatory issues, policy, and the health of the ag economy, I’m really excited about the fact that we’ve broadened the level of interest and opened this up to an event that a very broad audience can really get something from,” she told HAT.ACI conference growsSpeakers will include Governor Eric Holcomb in his first ag address since taking office and Jason Henderson, Associate Dean for the Purdue University College of Agriculture and Director of Purdue Extension will discuss the Forces at Work in Our Agriculture Economy. After his address Thursday afternoon Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director, Jay Vroom, President and CEO at CropLife America and Chuck Conner, President and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives will discuss what the world will look like for agribusiness post U.S. election.“We’re excited to have all three of them. they’ve all been a part of President-elect Trump’s farm agriculture advisory committee in one way, shape or form. Jay and Chuck especially, coming from Washington, I’m not sure I can even count the number of farm bills those two individuals have worked on in various roles and capacities and now in their work with national agribusiness trade associations.”About McKinney Vroom and ConnorOne of the Friday morning sessions deals with consolidation and what it means for agriculture, customers and ACI itself. The panel, moderated by Dr. Allan Gray from the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business, includes Rajan Gajaria, Vice President of North and Latin America for Dow AgroSciences, Harold Cooper, CEO and General Manager of Premier Companies, and Vern Hawkins, President of Syngenta Crop Protection.You can still register to attend at https://inagribiz.org/resources/register-conference/. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter
Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home CROPS May 10th USDA World Outlook Highlights This report presents USDA’s initial assessment of U.S. and world crop supply and demand prospects and U.S. prices for 2017/18. Also presented are the first calendar-year 2018 projections of U.S. livestock, poultry, and dairy products. Due to spring planting still underway in the Northern Hemisphere, and being several months away in the Southern Hemisphere, these projections are highly tentative. Forecasts for U.S. winter wheat area, yield, and production are from the May 10 Crop Production report. For other U.S. crops, the March 31 Prospective Plantings report is used for planted acreage. Methods used to project 2017/18 harvested acreage and yield are noted in each table.WHEAT:U.S. wheat supplies for 2017/18 are projected down 9 percent from 2016/17 on lower production, which is partially offset by higher beginning stocks. All wheat production for 2017/18 is projected at 1,820 million bushels, down nearly 500 million bushels from the prior year. The year-to-year decline is due to a sharp reduction in planted area and projected lower yields. The all wheat yield is projected at 47.2 bushels per acre, down 10 percent from last year’s record. The first survey-based forecast for 2017/18 winter wheat production is down sharply with the lowest harvested area in more than a century and lower yields. Winter wheat benefited from diminishing drought conditions in the Plains and Midwest. However, a late April snow storm affected large portions of the Hard Red Winter wheat belt, especially western Kansas. Combined spring wheat and Durum production for 2017/18 is projected to decline 10 percent on lower area and a return to trend yields. Total use for 2017/18 is projected down 2 percent on lower exports and feed and residual use. Exports are projected at 1.0 billion bushels, down 35 million from the previous year’s revised level but above the five-year average. The EU is expected to regain export market share following last year’s small crop and quality problems. U.S. feed and residual use is projected down 20 million bushels on lower supplies. U.S. ending stocks are projected to decline 245 million bushels to 914 million, the lowest in three years. The season-average farm price is projected at $3.85 to $4.65 per bushel. The mid-point of this range is up $0.35 from the previous year’s low level. Global wheat supplies are projected to decline fractionally as higher beginning stocks are more than offset by a production decline following last year’s record. Total wheat production is projected at 737.8 million tons, the second highest total on record. Global wheat consumption is projected down slightly from last year’s record with reduced feed and residual usage partially offset by increased food use. Global imports are expected to be a record for the fifth consecutive year. Global ending stocks are projected at a record 258.3 million tons, up 2.9 million from 2016/17.COARSE GRAINS:The U.S. feed-grain outlook for 2017/18 is for lower production, domestic use, exports and ending stocks. The corn crop is projected at 14.1 billion bushels, down from last year’s record high with a lower forecast area and yield. The yield projection of 170.7 bushels per acre is based on a weather-adjusted trend assuming normal planting progress and summer weather, estimated using the 1988-2016 time period. The yield model includes a downward stochastic adjustment to account for the asymmetric response of yield to July precipitation. The smaller corn crop is partly offset by the largest projected beginning stocks since 1988/89, leaving total corn supplies down from a year ago but still the second highest on record. Total U.S. corn use in 2017/18 is forecast to decline 2 percent from a year ago as a slight increase in domestic use is more than offset by lower exports. Food, seed, and industrial (FSI) use is projected to rise 80 million bushels to 7.0 billion due to increased use of corn to produce ethanol for fuel and expected growth in non-ethanol FSI. Corn used to produce ethanol is up 50 million bushels, reflecting expectations of gasoline consumption growth, reduced sorghum used to produce ethanol, higher expected blending and continued global ethanol import demand. Projected feed and residual use declines as a smaller crop and increased use of ethanol by-products more than offsets growth in grain consuming animal units.U.S. corn exports are down 350 million bushels, as a 1.0-billion-bushel year-over-year increase in the combined corn exports of Brazil and Argentina during 2016/17 (local marketing years beginning in March 2017 and ending February 2018) is expected to cut into the 2017/18 U.S. shipping season. With total supply falling faster than use, 2017/18 U.S. ending stocks of corn are down 185 million bushels. The season-average farm price is projected at $3.00 to $3.80 per bushel, unchanged at the midpoint from 2016/17.The global coarse grain outlook for 2017/18 is for lower production, increased use and sharply reduced ending stocks. Corn production is forecast down from a year ago, with the largest declines in China and the United States. Partly offsetting are larger crops projected for the EU and Canada. Global corn use is up 9 million tons (1 percent), while global corn imports are projected to increase 7 million tons. Notable increases in corn imports include Vietnam, Egypt, the EU, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Iran. Global corn ending stocks are down from last year’s record high and if realized would be the lowest since 2013/14. The drop largely reflects forecast declines for China and the United States. For China, total corn supply is down 14 million tons in 2017/18, based on projected declines in beginning stocks and production. Area is reduced based on planting intentions published by the National Bureau of Statistics.On the demand side, feed and residual use is expected to increase based on continued relatively low internal market prices, efforts by the government to promote use of domestic supplies and reduced imports of corn substitutes. Projected FSI use is higher based on expectations of growth in domestic use and exports of corn-based industrial products.OILSEEDS:The 2017/18 outlook for U.S. soybeans is for higher supplies, crush, exports, and ending stocks. The soybean crop is projected at 4,255 million bushels, down 52 million from last year’s record crop with a forecast lower trend yield more than offsetting higher harvested area. With sharply higher beginning stocks, soybean supplies are projected at 4,715 million bushels, up 4 percent from 2016/17. The U.S. soybean crush for 2017/18 is projected at 1,950 million bushels, up 25 million from the revised 2016/17 forecast. Domestic soybean meal disappearance is forecast to increase with expected gains in U.S. meat production. U.S. soybean meal exports are forecast at 12.4 million short tons, leaving the U.S share of global trade slightly lower than in 2016/17. With increased supplies and lower projected prices, U.S. soybean exports are forecast at 2,150 million bushels, up 100 million from the revised 2016/17 projection. Despite sharply higher beginning stocks in South America this fall, a smaller projected harvest in early 2018 leaves 2017/18 total supplies almost unchanged from 2016/17, limiting projected gains for South American soybean exports. With forecast global soybean import growth of 5 percent, the U.S. soybean export share is projected at 39 percent, up slightly from 2016/17 and near the 5-year average. U.S. ending stocks for 2017/18 are projected at 480 million bushels, up 45 million from the revised 2016/17 forecast. The 2017/18 U.S. season-average soybean price range is forecast at $8.30 to $10.30 per bushel compared with $9.55 per bushel in 2016/17. Soybean meal prices are forecast at $295 to $335 per short ton, compared with $320 per ton for 2016/17. Soybean oil prices are forecast at 30.0 to 34.0 cents per pound compared with 31.75 cents for 2016/17.The 2017/18 global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include higher production, crush, and exports compared to last year. Global oilseed production is projected at 572.1 million tons, up 6.0 million from 2016/17. Growth in rapeseed, cottonseed, peanut, sunflowerseed, copra, and palm kernel is partly offset by lower soybean production. Soybean production is projected down 3.4 million tons to 344.7 million mainly on declines from last year’s records for the United States, Brazil, and Paraguay as yields return to trend levels. Conversely, soybean production is forecast up for Canada, China, Bolivia, and Ukraine. SHARE By Andy Eubank – May 10, 2017 May 10th USDA World Outlook Highlights SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 11, 2017 Andy Eubank
Previous articleCoronavirus Emphasizes Challenges for Rural CommunitiesNext articleA Special Note to Our Listeners and Readers Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Canadian Parliament Passes USMCA SHARE Prior to taking a three-week break to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Reuters is reporting that the Canadian Parliament ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.Canada was the last of the three countries to ratify the agreement. After initially signing the agreement with then Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November of 2018, President Trump signed it into law on January 29 of this year.According to Reuters, the only remaining step is formal approval by the governor-general – the representative of Queen Elizabeth, Canada’s head of state – which is a formality.In a statement, United State Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, lead negotiator of the deal, said, “Now that the USMCA has been approved by all three countries, an historic new chapter for North American trade has begun. This landmark achievement would not be possible without President Trump’s leadership and determination to strengthen our economy, and the hard work of our negotiating partners in Canada and Mexico. USMCA is the gold standard by which all future trade agreements will be judged, and citizens of all three countries will benefit for years to come.”Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue added, “USMCA is a great victory for America’s agriculture industry, and I am pleased to see Canada’s Parliament approved the deal today. USMCA locks in and expands access to our neighbors to the North and South. I thank President Trump for negotiating this deal and for always supporting America’s farmers and ranchers. We will continue to work with both Canada and Mexico in implementing this agreement.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Canadian Parliament Passes USMCA SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 15, 2020 Facebook Twitter
Live Oak Reading Series opens students’ minds to new ways of writing printTrump and Clinton: Where are the campaign signs? from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, many in the TCU area have noticed something different about citizen participation in this election cycle.Throughout campaign history, voters have typically shown their support by publicly displaying which candidate they are backing. In the 2012 presidential race, Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan logos seemed to be everywhere.Images courtesy of CNN Politics. + posts ReddIt ReddIt Previous articleStudy abroad office plans new opportunityNext articleVietnamese Student Association hosts “Born with Horn” event Hannah Gibson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU students take part in adopting horned frogs Facebook Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ TCU students give a voice to the voiceless Linkedin Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook TCU alumnus competes in renowned fishing tournament However, TCU student and Tarrant County GOP Hispanic Engagement Field Director Jacob Velasquez said this election season has broken the trend of propaganda posters.He said there are hardly any yard signs or bumper stickers around, at least in the neighborhoods surrounding the university.“It’s just an interesting phenomenon that’s going on,” Velasquez said. “A number of people on both sides are just sort of disinterested in the election cycle.”As an employee at the Tarrant County GOP Headquarters, Velasquez said people have refrained from purchasing yard signs for fear of vandalism or judgement.“People have been stealing signs and vandalizing signs. I’ve gone into different neighborhoods before where people say they don’t want to express their political views because they could feel retaliation from their neighbors,” Velasquez said.Other reasons for this phenomenon are plenty and varied, according to TCU political science professor Dr. Ralph Carter.Aside from vandalism, Carter said voters are not using candidate propaganda because they simply are not interested in either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.“It’s strange but it’s a sign of how polar things have gotten. I think Americans would agree we have a choice of two flawed candidates,” Carter said. “As a result of that, I think the enthusiasm level in the campaign has been muted by what it normally is.”In an interview below, Velasquez said the most discouraging part is the lack of citizen participation across the board, including voting.Early voting in Texas took place Oct. 24 through Nov. 4.Americans will still have the chance to vote on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find a convenient voting location, visit Vote Texas.Fort Worth citizens participated in early voting in the Brown-Lupton University Union at TCU. (Sam Bruton/TCU360) Twitter Hannah is a junior broadcast journalism major and a studio art minor. She is writing for TCU 360 and will be covering Student Organizations this semester. TAGSaudioimagephotosvideo Hannah Gibson Linkedin Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years
printFormer Executive Members of YAF, Erica King (left) and Margaret Ginn (right) pose with Steve Forbes after his lectureTCU’s Young American’s for Freedom club hosted an American publishing executive and two-time candidate for the Republican Party nomination for President to speak about “how capitalism is the only thing that can save the us.”Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief for business magazine Forbes, spoke during the hour-long event regarding issues that are preoccupying the United States such as healthcare.“Steve Forbes is a great role model for all Republicans,” said economics major Hannah Saffle. “When TCU’s YAF offers us the opportunity to sit for an hour and listen to topics that are important to our Nation, I couldn’t say no.”Students, staff and community members applauded Forbes as he walked on stage with his arm in a sling due to a broken elbow.After introducing himself and explaining his injury, Forbes did not hesitate to start his lecture.“Capitalism is moral,” he said. “If you look at the real world, how do you succeed?”Forbes related success to capitalism, saying people succeed by meeting the needs and wants of other people.“Without people knowing it, they become attentive to other people,” he said. “You ask people to buy something you’re selling. If they don’t want it then you won’t sell it, and if they do want it then you sell it and you both gain something.”One example Forbes used to explain his theory is the construction for healthcare. He said the healthcare policy in America needs to be reformed.“We don’t have real free markets in healthcare because the patients are not in charge,” Forbes said.He said there needs to be nationwide shopping for health insurance because right now it is ran state by state. He added that people need to know exactly what they are paying for and how much their insurance is going to cover before walking into the hospital or clinic.“We need to require hospitals and clinics to post their prices, deals, and how many people have died after they were admitted online or somewhere for the public to see,” Forbes said. “They also need to do a little more on flex billing because for example not everyone needs pregnancy coverage.”Saffle said she agrees with Forbes idea of health insurance being a choice.“If you want to live a certain way of life then you should suffer the consequences and the negative effects that it has if you do not get health insurance,” she said. “If you do get it and can afford it, then you can get the positive side of having it.”“These changes are not going to happen overnight, but huge breakthroughs are coming and cures are in the light,” Forbes said. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Former Executive Members of YAF, Erica King (left) and Margaret Ginn (right) pose with Steve Forbes after his lecture. TCU’s IFC gives out free hot shaves to kick-off Movember TCU’s innovative offense led them to victory against West Virginia Shelby Kitson Website| + posts SGA helps relieve student stress during finals week ReddIt Facebook Fraternity and Sorority Life hires seven new hall directors to enhance safety, promote community Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ Facebook Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ ReddIt Twitter Previous articleFort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years of James BondNext articleAmazing Vietnam 2017 brings cultural diversity to TCU Shelby Kitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shelby Kitson is a senior journalism student at Texas Christian University. When she is not in the newsroom or writing stories, she enjoys spending time with family and wake boarding. Linkedin Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ Linkedin Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025
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Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Mr. and Ms. TCU nominations open ReddIt + posts Record 20,000 first-year applicants for fall 2018 Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Facebook Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Frogs for Wellness looking to expand peer education program Kate Redfield is a journalism major with minors in design studies and comparative race and ethnic studies. A California native, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, “gifting” her opinion, writing, and eating good food. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Bookstore hosts release party for student-authored cookbook Twitter print“Veggie burger bowl” recipe. (Photo courtesy of Claire Hargis.)While some students came to college banking only on their ability to microwave Easy Mac, sophomore strategic communication major McKenzie Amaral was writing a book on simple, college-friendly recipes, inspired by NaNoWriMo this year.Amaral said she noticed students were tired of unhealthy, overcooked cafeteria food so she channeled her passion for the eating “experience” into her cookbook, “Dormet.”“I became so frustrated with the lack of experience that surrounds the college meal,” Amaral said. “A meal is supposed to be an experience that not only nourishes the body but also nourishes the soul.”“Apple pizza’s” recipe. (Photo courtesy of Claire Hargis.)She wrote her book with students in mind, accommodating for some of the challenges college students face when cooking, mainly: having to cook in a dorm room.“Unlike most college food options, ‘Dormet’ features recipes for simple, nutritious meals requiring minimal equipment and space,” Amaral said.Every meal featured in “Dormet” has a prep time of ten minutes or less and requires simple utensils, so students don’t have to sacrifice study time to pull together a meal.Despite being a student with study demands of her own, Amaral said writing the book actually helped improve her stress levels.“Cooking and writing have always been stress relievers for me,” Amaral said. “Being able to combine them both has proved to be the ultimate stress reliever.”The book will be available for purchase on Amazon sometime this March and a book release party will be held in April at the TCU Bookstore. Amaral said she also plans to reach out to other booksellers and retailers around the country, targeting college student and young adult markets.As for her future in the writing and wellness industries, she said she hopes this hobby can be cooked into a business. Kate Redfield Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Previous articleNo. 14 beach volleyball drops to 3-3 after pair of lossesNext articleBrodziansky, Williams earn All-Big 12 Honors for consecutive seasons Kate Redfield RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ TAGSfoodHealth Welcome TCU Class of 2025
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Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoJunior guard Desmond Bane earned his first Big 12 award for TCU this week as he was named the conference player of the week.Before he was earning accolades for the Horned Frogs, Bane wasn’t even sure if he would play college basketball. The talented athlete from the basketball-crazed state of Indiana almost didn’t even wind up at TCU. Now, he’s the Horned Frogs’ leading scorer as well as one of their leaders, as TCU attempts to make a return trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1952-1953. “Desmond is one guy we don’t have to worry about motivation, he’s in the gym endlessly, he’s working hard, and he’s gotten better for us defensively,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “And, he’s a great leader. I’m really looking forward to the growth of this team.”The Richmond, Indiana native averaged 21.5 points in leading TCU to a 2-0 week which included a win at No. 17 Iowa State, the Frogs’ first win over a ranked team on the road in 21 years. He tied a season-high with 26 points, on 6-9 shooting from the three-point line in their win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 6. He followed up that performance with 17 in the victory over Iowa State on Feb. 9.Bane’s basketball career started early in his great-grandparents’ living room at the age of three. “His mom wasn’t quite grown up yet, so we just decided to take him in and take care of him,” Fabbie Bane, Desmond’s great-grandmother said. “He was two years old when we took him, and we had a basketball hoop set up in the living room. Des gravitated toward it.”Desmond almost didn’t even choose basketball as his primary sport when the time came to dedicate himself to just one his sophomore year of high school.He was good at football, basketball and baseball. His great-grandparents’ attic is lined with the numerous home run balls he hit during his baseball days.“When he told me he didn’t want to play football or baseball anymore, I hated to see him give it up, but I could see why,” Bob Bane, Desmond’s great-grandfather said. “We’ve got a goal for him out here in the street, and he would shoot three-pointers from way out in the street.”After Desmond made the decision to stay on the hardwood, he went through the difficult realization that schools in his home state of Indiana weren’t going to come calling as he put up huge numbers for Seton Catholic High School, a 1-A classification school — the lowest in the state. Bane averaged 30 points, 11.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 3.2 blocks per game during his senior year, leading his team to a 23-4 record with a regional appearance. He even posted a 62-point effort his senior season, yet no one in state reached out. “Growing up looking at the candy cane stripes playing at IU, it’s just like every kid’s dream pretty much, and then the Purdue is there, a program that Matt Painter has done a great job with to get them going, and Notre Dame’s one of the best schools for academics and their basketball program was thriving just a few years ago, any of them would have been great,” he said.Not even Indiana State, a team TCU has defeated twice this season, once by 20 in Fort Worth and again by 14 at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii, offered Bane a spot. “You don’t get the same respect and the same love being at the level where Seton Catholic was, so I mean we had to go out and win some games and prove to people that we were as good as we as we were and it worked out for the best,” Bane said.His first Division 1 offer came in November of his senior year from Furman, a member of the Southern Conference. “It was pretty late my first Division 1 offer, Furman in South Carolina, I took a visit down there,” he said. “They have a really beautiful campus, good coaching staff too, so I got them, a couple more mid-majors throughout the year and there were some high-majors flirting with me. So I waited and waited and waited, and they didn’t end up coming. I was going to commit to Miami Ohio, a little school in the back right down the road from from my house.”Miami of Ohio would have been a safe choice since it was only 30 minutes from Desmond’s childhood home. However, his family wasn’t sure that was the right move. “They wanted him so bad, and it was like playing out of your backyard,” Bob Bane said. “He would want to come back here a lot, and since he really wanted to make it to the highest level, we wanted to support him in that.”Desmond’s great-grandparents wanted him to take him all over to play basketball, so they traveled to Dallas for the Adidas Gauntlet tournament, one of the bigger AAU events. That’s where he became a target on TCU’s radar. “First, we saw him as a high character guy, which is very important for us, and his high school coaches, AAU coaches and everyone else had high praise for him,” TCU associate head basketball coach Ryan Miller said. “It was at the Adidas Gauntlet tournament in Dallas, so there’s a lot of high major teams and players who were competing, so watching him play against those guys, guys who are going to play in the Big 12 and recruits that are going to play in these other major conferences, and he was doing well to where he was one of the leading scorers in the Adidas Gauntlet. We thought he could fit in here and do well here.”His Horned Frog recruitment came together abruptly just before he graduated high school. “Coach Dixon came calling to get me down on a visit ASAP,” Bane said. “I came out, loved it, and jumped out on a limb to come down here about two weeks before I graduated high school. I graduated and then next day after I graduated, I had to be here on campus.”Immediately, he was thrown into the fire, averaging 20 minutes a game for the Horned Frogs during their NIT Championship run his freshman season while putting up seven points per game and shooting 77 percent at the free throw line to go along with 38 percent shooting from three.“I didn’t necessarily expect it coming in, but I knew I could to be a part of this team and be on the floor, and I mean it happened for the best since I was able to play in and win championship games with a bunch of older guys while learning from them,” he said. Two of the seniors his freshman year, Brandon Parrish and Karviar Shepherd, made an effort to mentor Bane.“They really just took us under their wing and taught us how to be great men and great basketball players,” Bane said. “They’re just so level-headed. They were never going to be caught off the court and getting in trouble, and good game or bad game there, you’re never really going to be able to tell the difference in their attitude and mood. They’re just really level-headed guys and always encouraging everyone around him to be the best version of themselves.”Bane said he learned how to be a more hands-on team leader from last year’s seniors Vladimir Brodziansky and Kenrich Williams. “I saw from Kenrich Williams and Vlad how to lead a team and how to really get a group of guys to buy in together to reach one goal, and that’s something that I took from them and something I’m trying to instill into some of these other guys we have on our roster,” he said. TCU’s Desmond Bane (1) drives to the basket past Georgia Tech’s Quinton Stephens, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the NIT Thursday, March 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)As his leadership role has grown, so has his on-court performance. Bane leads the Horned Frogs in scoring with 15.2 points per game while hitting nearly 40 percent of his three-pointers and nearly 90 percent of his free throws. “I let things like schools not recruiting me or accolades other people get and I don’t receive fuel me,” Bane said. “I always find ways and my family back home helps, they keep me hungry and humble. I feel like once guys reach a certain level they begin to get comfortable and that’s something that I feel isn’t in my DNA, being comfortable. I always want to strive to be better and improve.”TCU head coach Jamie Dixon presents Bane with a commemorative basketball after he broke the 1,000-point plateau in his Horned Frog career prior to Monday’s game against Kansas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto That sentiment doesn’t surprise his family one bit.“We raised a great, hard-working, and respectful young man,” Bob Bane said. “He has given TCU back what they’ve put in him, and that’s big time to me. They didn’t blow or waste it on him.” Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Previous articleThe Skiff: February 14, 2019Next articleFirst-year commuter students’ experiences at TCU Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Facebook Corrine Pennington TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Corrine Penningtonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corrine-pennington/ Previous articleFootball look to move on from Texas, start quicker against Oklahoma StateNext articleThe Leap 10/29/19 Corrine Pennington RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ella Gibson, a sophomore pre-business major and treasurer of the club, had nothing but praise for Moore’s leadership and determination.“She did everything from the ground up last year and got us all wanting to do it and keep coming back,” Gibson said.Practicing beam routines. Photo credit Corrine Pennington.Mary Ellen, the associate director of programs at TCU, said the key to being a successful sports club is having good leadership — something Moore demonstrates on a daily basis. “We are so proud of Abbie’s leadership skills,” Ellen said. “She has done such a great job at building the club up.”Kaitlyn Cihak, a sophomore neuroscience pre-med major and vice president of the club, said they are still working to make the club more well-known. “It is a good club here and we have a national title for TCU gymnastics which is a big deal,” Cihak said. “It deserves more recognition.” printTCU’s gymnastics club has come a long way in two years. In 2017, there was only one member on the team. Now, they’re TCU’s first club team to win a national title. Abbie Moore giving teammate Kaitlyn Cihak tips. Photo credit Corrine Pennington.Abbie Moore, a junior speech pathology major, was a president in search of a team after the 2017 season.During her first year as president in 2018, Moore was able to consistently get eight to 10 people to show up to practice and five to six people at meets.“I was super excited to get back into it and wanted to keep it going,” Moore said.As president, Moore has led the club to two national championship appearances and a national title in 2019. This year, the club has about 30 members, and 12 of them are going to compete.Moore said she is thrilled to see more people wanting to be in the club.“For me, it has been an incredible opportunity to continue my love of the sport,” Moore said. “Just to be at a place where it is available and making it bigger has been really exciting.” TCU Polo president opens club to everyone ReddIt Twitter Corrine Penningtonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corrine-pennington/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter theEnd brings weekend entertainment Moore said her goal is to make sure the club is set up so it will continue after she graduates. Gibson and Cihak were the first to join the team last fall after Moore took over the club. Cihak will take over as president when Moore graduates. The TCU gymnastics club competes in the NAIGC (National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs), and their season will begin in the spring. Linkedin Linkedin Corrine is a sports broadcasting major and journalism minor at TCU from Boise, Idaho. + posts Facebook ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025
TCU News Now 3/17/2021 Twitter printWelcome to the first episode of Open House, the podcast about all things SGA. My name is Kyle Atwood, and I look forward to introducing you to the people and projects of student government. Tune in to hear my interview with Azhan Hasan and a brief description of how SGA works. Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ TCU News Now 4/1/2021 Noah Parker Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: February 7, 2020Next articleMen’s tennis suffers another loss on the road Noah Parker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter + posts Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ TCU News Now 2/10/2021 ReddIt Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Linkedin ReddIt Despite projected results, key days still ahead in post-election process 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Facebook 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Facebook
Help by sharing this information Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable News Organisation September 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for parliamentary enquiry into spying on journalists Intelligence chief resignsPrime Minister Beatriz Merino announced at a press conference on 17 September that the government had accepted the resignation of Alfonso Panizo Zariquiey, the head of the Peruvian intelligence service, the CNI. The government had no intention of spying on journalists, she said. Panizo will be replaced by retired general Daniel Mora Zevallos, who will be the seventh person to hold the post in two years.______________________________16.09.2003Reporters Without Borders today called for a parliamentary enquiry into alleged spying by the Peruvian intelligence agency, the Consejo Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI), on journalists working for “Ventana Indiscreta” (Indiscreet Window), a programme on the privately-owned TV station Frecuencia Latina, and journalists with other TV stations. The allegations were made by Ventana Indiscreta in a broadcast on 14 September.”The CNI’s alleged actions are serious because they jeopardise the confidentiality of sources, the cornerstone of press freedom and investigative journalism.” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to congressional president Henry Pease García.”It is unacceptable that the CNI’s chairman, Alfonso Panizo Zariquiey, should try to justify the use of totally illegal and illegitimate methods by citing the need to identify those responsible for internal leaks,” Ménard added.In its 14 September broadcast, Ventana Indiscreta showed two internal reports allegedly written by the CNI. The first, entitled “Enrique 2003” and dated 18 August 2003, indicated there was a plan to identify government employees who were supplying the press with classified information on senior CNI officials. It contained details (background, qualifications, address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of members of the Ventana Indiscreta team headed by Enrique Flor Zappler and it accused Flor Zappler of hiring private security companies with a judge’s complicity to tap the telephones of senior CNI officials and other officials.The second report, entitled “Enrique II,” covered the CNI’s surveillance of Flor Zappler and said there had been a “detailed investigation” of incoming and outgoing calls from the Ventana Indiscreta offices. Cecilia Valenzuela, the programme’s presenter, said the following journalists had also been subject to surveillance: Cesar Hildebrandt, presenter of the programme “La Boca del Boco” (The Wolf’s Mouth) on Frecuencia Latina; Juan Carlos Tafur, editor of the daily Correo; and Jaime de Althaus, presenter of the news programme “La Hora N” on the cable TV station Canal N.In an interview carried by the daily El Comercio on 15 September, CNI chairman Panizo Zariquiey acknowledged that the reports shown on the TV programme were authentic when he said his intelligence agency did not want to target the press but just wanted to identify which of its employees were guilty of leaking information.”The reports broadcast on Cecilia Valenzuela’s programme were leaked by employees of this agency who want to have my head and destabilize the CNI,” Panizo Zariquiey said on Canal N. He also announced there would be an investigation into those who wrote the reports, and he claimed to have been previously unaware of their existence. News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites December 4, 2019 Find out more China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting to go further News February 10, 2017 Find out more Receive email alerts PeruAmericas RSF_en Follow the news on Peru April 1, 2020 Find out more News PeruAmericas
Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses DisappearancesCitizen-journalists September 25, 2018 – Updated on September 26, 2018 Saudi authorities asked to explain Yemeni writer’s disappearance April 28, 2021 Find out more The letter also urges the Saudi authorities to clarify Al-Muraisy’s current situation. His family has not seen him or heard from him since he was arrested at his home on 1 June. They do not know why he was arrested or where he is being held. News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses DisappearancesCitizen-journalists News News At least 11 journalists and citizen-journalists are officially imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, while around 15 other professional and non-professional journalists are being held without any official confirmation. Saudi Arabia is ranked 169th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Local human rights groups say Al-Muraisy is very popular and influential online and has more than 100,000 Twitter followers. His arrest may have prompted by a few critical tweets and his links with activists, intellectuals and journalists who have been held since last year. Related documents saudi_arabia_-_25_september_2018_en._ar._f_1.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 66.52 KB NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and five other NGOs have written a joint letter calling for the immediate release of Marwan Al-Muraisy, a Yemeni writer and citizen-journalist held incommunicado for the past four months in Saudi Arabia, where he has lived since 2003. Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Signed by ALQST for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, PEN International, English PEN, Index on Censorship and RSF, the joint letter can be read in both Arabic and English language versions here. Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS June 8, 2021 Find out more March 9, 2021 Find out more
May 16, 2017 USA – RSF joins coalition letter to West Virginia Capitol Police regarding reporter’s arrest June 3, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment News News United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, The NewsGuild-CWA, the Online News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists in the following letter to the West Virginia Capitol Police after they arrested reporter Dan Heyman last week for attempting to ask US Health Secretary Tom Price a question. The letter urges the police to respect the First Amendment when journalists are clearly engaged in news gathering activities and pose no threats to physical safety. Receive email alerts Organisation to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says May 16, 2017Kevin [email protected], Division of Protective ServicesWest Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.Building 1, Room W-400Charleston, WV 25305Re: Arrest of Reporter Dan HeymanDear Mr. Foreman:The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the news mediaassociations listed below are deeply concerned with the West VirginiaCapitol Police’s arrest of Public News Service reporter Dan Heyman onTuesday, May 9.As we understand the situation, Mr. Heyman, who has been a journalist forabout 30 years and with Public News Service since spring 2009, approachedHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the statehouse. Mr.Heyman, who had press credentials in plain view, had cleared security priorto meeting Secretary Price to ask him a question. In attempt to obtain aresponse from Secretary Price, Mr. Heyman posed his question repeatedly,with his phone placed near Secretary Price to serve as an audio recorder.After his inquiry persisted for almost a minute, the Capitol Police moved himto one side of the hallway and arrested him, charging him with willfuldisruption of governmental processes.While the particular facts are often in dispute in situations like this one, itseems clear that, even assuming that the statements made by the arrestingofficer in the complaint are true, an arrest of Mr. Heyman was not warranted.There is no doubt that Mr. Heyman was a reporter and was asking questionsof a public official. The complaint contains no indications that he was actingin a threatening or suspicious manner. Any actions he took were to cover anewsworthy event, not interfere with the workings of government.The West Virginia statute under which he was charged imposes a penalty if aperson “willfully interrupts or molests the orderly and peaceful process” of agovernment office; but at the same time, it acknowledges the importance ofrespecting First Amendment rights by adding that “any assembly in apeaceable, lawful and orderly manner for a redress of grievances shall not bea violation of this section.” W.Va. Code § 61-6-19. Under this statute,protected activities should not lead to an arrest, particularly when they do not even truly interrupt a government function. While the statute addresses an“assembly” for a “redress of grievances,” the same protections should be afforded tothose who are trying to inform the public about important matters.When it is clear that someone is engaged in newsgathering, Capitol Police officers mustrecognize the First Amendment rights at stake, as the West Virginia statute does, as wellas the public interest in the important work that reporters like Mr. Heyman do. If areporter is talking too loudly, an instruction to lower his voice may well be appropriateand reasonable. If someone who is clearly a reporter does breach a security line, shecould be held off or moved from her location without interfering with her ability to covera newsworthy situation. A more serious remedy like arrest would only be warranted if ajournalist clearly threatens someone’s physical safety. And extending an audio recordertoward a subject is customary behavior among journalists that should not set off alarms.We would welcome the opportunity to work with you on training programs to ensure thatofficers and reporters understand each other’s interests in these situations going forward.Sincerely,Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Committee to Protect JournalistsFreedom of the Press FoundationThe NewsGuild-CWAOnline News Association Reporters Without Borders Society of Professional Journalistscc: Lawrence C. Messina, Director of [email protected] Image credit: MANDEL NGAN / AFP News RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more
June 10, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Africa RSF_en A report broadcast today by the France2 TV channel’s investigative programme “Envoyé Spécial” challenges the official account of the murders of Dupont and Verlon, who worked for Radio France Internationale. The official investigation has stalled because of the limited judicial cooperation between the French and Malian governments. The French government has classified many relevant documents as “defence secrets,” thereby preventing their use by the judicial authorities, while the security situation in northern Mali has prevented any visit to the murder scene. No witness has ever been questioned. Geoffrey Livolsi, one of the journalists who did the “Envoyé Spécial” report, told RFI this morning that most of the people they tried to speak to “both in France and in Mali and Niger” had been contacted by the “the local intelligence services, who had made it clear to them that they should not speak to France2’s journalists.” The “Envoyé Spécial” reporters were also unable to get the French authorities to give them an interview or provide any comment. “This case continues to be shrouded in complete darkness,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We want answers and more transparency in the handling of this investigation. There are people who have information. They must be questioned by judicial officials so that we can finally find out the truth.” RSF registered as in interested civil party in this case in France on 13 January. The same day, it joined the Association of Friends of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon and RFI’s Society of Journalists in staging a protest outside the main law courts in central Paris to demand progress in the investigation. Mali is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. France is ranked 45th. Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. to go further MaliFranceAfricaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityJihadism News MaliFranceAfricaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityJihadism February 2, 2017 RSF decries mystery about murders of two journalists in Mali News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its appeal to the French and Malian authorities to shed light on the many unexplained aspects of the murders of French journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Mali more than three years ago. News News Receive email alerts Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria
News Reporters Without Borders condemns blogger Ahmed Hassan Basiouny’s trial by court martial, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, and calls for the immediate withdrawal of the charges against him. He is the second blogger to face a court martial in Egypt.Basiouny is being prosecuted for creating a Facebook page in 2009 that offered advice and information to young people thinking of enlisting in the Egyptian army. He is charged under articles 80 1/2 and 85/3 of the criminal code and article 5/B of the military justice code with disseminating defence secrets online and “disclosing information about the Egyptian armed forces.” Reporters Without Borders has learned that Basiouny was a recent guest on “Youth Panorama,” a programme broadcast live by the state-owned radio station Al-Shabah Wal-Reyada (Youth and Sport). He was asked to talk about the Facebook group he had created and was described by the station as “a good model for Egyptian youth.”It was a few days after his appearance on the programme that he was summoned for questioning by the military police bureau of investigation. He was then briefly detained until a decision was taken to try him before a military court.The first blogger to appear before a court martial was the young student Ahmed Abdel Fattah Mustafa. That was on 1 March, after he had been held incommunicado for several days for posting an article about a case of favouritism in a military academy on his blog Maza Asabak ya Watan (“What has happened to my country”) in 2009.Charged with defaming the Egyptian armed forces, “trying to undermine the public’s confidence in the armed forces” and publishing false information, he was release on 7 March after posting an apology on his blog (read the article). Reporters Without Borders has included Egypt on its list of “Enemies of the Internet” above all because of the way it harasses and prosecutes bloggers (http://en.rsf.org/internet-enemie-egypt,36679.html). When the blogger Kareem Amer was released earlier this week, Reporters Without Borders urged the government to use the occasion to restart its relations with the country’s netizen community. The Basiouny case is a new test for online free expression in Egypt.Ahmed Hassan Basiouny’s Facebook page Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Egypt Help by sharing this information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa January 22, 2021 Find out more November 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial by court martial for creating Facebook page for would-be army recruits News RSF_en News
The Pashtun tribal areas adjoining Afghanistan are a mystery for the outside world. Divided into seven districts – Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, Mohmand, Bajaur, North Waziristan and South Waziristan – this mountainous region has 3.4 million inhabitants.Officially called the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the region is run by tribal councils and political officers whose job is to implement the policies of the federal government in Islamabad. Koranic laws and a legislative hangover from the British empire called the Frontier Crimes Regulation apply only to the tribal population. All this is orchestrated by tribal chiefs called maliks.Many Al Qaeda members found refuge in the tribal areas after the US attacks on Afghanistan’s Tora Bora region in December 2001, and there were clashes between thousands of Taliban fighters and the Pakistani army for several years.Repeated harassment and arrests by the Pakistani army and Taliban fighters have made it very difficult for journalists to work in this region. University academics and journalists are nowadays trying to promote the emergence of local media and to improve the quality of news coverage of the tribal areas.A website solely about the tribal areas, Karwan-e-Qabial was created on the initiative of TUJ president Sailab Mehsud. Its reports are written in Urdu and English by journalists based in the region, one from which the foreign press is banned. News February 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Karwan-e-Qabial – a news website about Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Organisation RSF_en Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information April 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further Members of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ), a Reporters Without Borders partner organisation, have created the first news website entirely dedicated to the situation in the areas of Pakistan along the border with Afghanistan. News Follow the news on Pakistan
Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Update: After being forced to suspend printing for five days, the opposition daily Azadlig resumed publishing a print edition yesterday after finding a way to pay a third of the money it owes the company that prints the newspaper.But Azadlig’s problems have not been solved. The printer has given it until 15 August to repay all of its debt. If the state-owned newspaper distributer GASID continues to refuse to pay arrears to Azadlig, the daily will again be forced to suspend publication.—————————–06.08.2014 : Despite holding Council of Europe chairmanship, Aliyev government steps up its campaign to silence independent voices. The main opposition newspaper in Azerbaijan, Azadlig, was forced to halt publication once again on 1 August. This new blow to media pluralism took place as the authorities stepped up their campaign to eradicate critical voices in the country. The atmosphere is increasingly suffocating for Azerbaijan’s few remaining independent voices such as Azadlig. Azerbaijan is ranked 160th of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. In May, the country assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe. It is currently the most repressive of the human rights organization’s 47 member countries. (Photo : Zerkalo) Zahid, who has spent more than two-and-a-half years in prison on a ridiculous pretext, said: “Azadlig, which means ‘freedom’, will live since freedom is the very essence of man and mankind. We have a clear understanding of the meaning of our name and the mission it implies, and that is why we shall fight for freedom of expression in our country.”“We know that the fight for basic freedoms has no borders and that dictators all use similar methods to crack down on these freedoms. But we shall not give in.” The online version of Azadlig is still being published. Zahid said the print edition should reappear in about 10 days’ time. Reporters Without Borders urges everyone to join the campaign of support launched by the newspaper on its Facebook page. Like Azadlig, the Russian-language independent newspaper Zerkalo was forced to stop publishing on 31 May after it was deprived of income. The crackdown on the last few independent voices and on civil society has been stepped up significantly in recent days. On 2 August, the human rights activist Rasul Jafarov was arrested on three months’ pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges. Three days earlier, the noted human rights campaigner, Leyla Yunus, was also arrested and was joined in prison yesterday by her husband, Arif. The couple were charged in the same case as the journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, who has been in custody since 18 April awaiting trial. Numerous NGOs and their heads have also come under pressure, including having their bank accounts frozen. These include organizations that support the media such as the Media rights Institute (MRI), the Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS) and the Azeri section of International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more The state-owned distribution network, GASID, has failed to transfer some of the proceeds of its sales back to the newspaper. The company now owes Azadlig more than 70,000 manats (67,000 euros). Deprived of this income, the newspaper has accumulated debts of 20,000 manats (19,000 euros) with its printers, another state-owned company. “Azadlig is once again the victim of the pernicious strategy of financial censorship being implemented by the authorities,” said Johann Bihr, head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk.“The government of Ilham Aliyev is in the process of completing its campaign to obliterate pluralism in defiance of the values of the Council of Europe, of which it is the current chairman. The international community cannot stand idly by while the last critical voices are silenced in Azerbaijan.” Government control of the advertising market deprives Azadlig of ad revenue and a series of recent changes in the law has increased the newspaper’s dependence on GASID. In 2011, street traders were banned, and in 2013 the sale of newspapers was banned in the underground. Together, these two sales channels accounted for up to 30 percent of the newspaper’s income. Receipts from GASID also fell considerably after 2012 when the newsstands run by the network were closed and replaced by shops that for the most part do not sell independent newspapers. Ganimat Zahid, the editor of Azadlig and one of 100 “information heroes” highlighted by Reporters without Borders on 3 May this year, noted that it was not the first time that the newspaper had to stop publishing temporarily. Azadlig was censored several times during the 1990s and has been subjected to increasing harassment by the authorities. In 2012 and 2013, the payment arrears by GASID made Azadlig insolvent and forced it to stop printing temporarily. In addition, Azadlig was hit with several astronomical fines which led to the freezing of its bank accounts on several occasions. to go further August 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Main opposition newspaper forced to halt publication Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out more
April 23, 2018 Find out more MaldivesAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News July 26, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minivan correspondent freed after being held more than three months Follow the news on Maldives News September 12, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist MaldivesAsia – Pacific Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release on 24 July of Mohamed Yushau, a correspondent of the opposition newspaper Minivan, who had been held on a terrorism charge since 9 April after publicly opposing the leader of the atoll of Thinadhoo at a conference. He has also often written about the difficult living conditions of Maldivians.A court ruled in May that he should be released on bail but left it to the police to set the amount. The police demanded 35,000 rufiyaas (2,165 euros), which Yushau refused to pay, calling it extortion. According to Minivan he was released unconditionally after a judge finally said he should be freed without any bail being required.Reporters Without Borders recently published a full report on the situation of press freedom in the Maldives: Full report———–14.04.06 – New offensive against Minivan, with one correspondent arrested and another being prosecutedReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about a wave of harassment and arrests of journalists working for the opposition newspaper Minivan.Mohamed Yushau, its correspondent in the south of the country, was arrested on 9 April for allegedly refusing to respond to a police summon and was put in Dhoonidhoo prison near Male.Musa Ismael, a correspondent in the southwest, has been harassed by the authorities and thinks he could be arrested. Abdullah Saeed, another of its journalists, has been held in Maafushi prison, south of the capital, since 27 March 2006. Photojournalist Jennifer Latheef is meanwhile under house arrest after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for “terrorist” activities.”The security services should not be obstructing the work of the independent and opposition media in this fashion, as it is contrary to the pledges which the government gave in its recent road map to democracy,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for Yushau’s release, an end to the harassment of Minivan’s journalists, including Ismael, and due process for Saeed.Yushau, who is also a member of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, has written many articles about the lives of ordinary Maldivians, especially fishermen on Thinadhoo atoll. The police waited two days before telling his family he had been arrested.Ismael, who is accredited as Minivan’s correspondent on Faafu atoll, southwest of Male, has been summoned several times by the authorities and has told his editors he fears he could be arrested. Saeed, who is better known as Fahala, is serving a two-month prison sentence for refusing to undergo a urine test. He is also being prosecuted for possession and trafficking in drugs. The police claim they found drugs in his clothes when he went to a police station. Minivan says this is a trumped-up charge. Saeed faces life imprisonment.Reporters Without Borders fears that Saeed is being prosecuted just to put an end to his work as a journalist. When he appeared in court yesterday, he was handcuffed and wearing a prisoner’s uniform. The judge, who insisted on not being named, is obstructing the rights of the defence, observers said. Saeed’s lawyer has accused the police of planting the drugs on his client. Nothing was found on him in a first search. The drugs were found by a policeman during a search of his clothes a few minutes later after he had undressed and when his back was turned. His lawyer was not present for these searches.Latheef, who has been under house arrest at her Male home since 21 December 2005, is still receiving threatening visits from prison authority officials and sudden court summonses in connection with her appeal. The authorities have not replied to her request to be allowed to go abroad for treatment for spinal pain resulting from the blows she received at the time of her first arrest.Originally just an online newspaper (http://minivannews.com), Minivan got permission to produce a print version in July 2005. But the company that was printing it ceased to do so at the end of August as a result of political pressure, and now only a photocopied version is distributed in the archipelago. Six of its reporters and contributors are at risk of being arrested. RSF_en News to go further RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates
News February 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five Falun Gong members jailed for posting “fabricated” news online Reporters Without Borders has condemned jail sentences handed down to five members of the Falun Gong movement on 19 February, ranging from five to 14 years in prison.They appeared before Court No. 1 in western Chongqing on 19 February accused of helping to post news on an web site about ill-treatment in prison of a student member of the movement.The international press freedom organisation also called for the release of all 22 Falun Gong members now imprisoned for posting news on the Internet. “The crackdown on members of this spiritual movement is completely unjustified,” it said. “The five Internet-users were convicted for posting online what is already very well known to human rights organisations, that members of Falun Gong are systematically tortured in prison.”In its verdict, the court said that the report published online “tarnished the image of the government by broadcasting fabricated stories of persecution suffered by cult members.” Lu Zengqi, accused of writing the incriminating document, and Yan Qiuyan, who was said to have helped him published the article, were both sentenced to 10 years in jail. Li Jian, who reportedly posted the article on a site run by the movement, was sentenced to 13 years in prison.Chen Shumin, head of the company where Lu Zengqi worked was jailed for 12 years. Yin Yan was sentenced to five years but without any evidence being given of the part he played.Apart from the five people sentenced on 19 February 2004, 17 members of the Falun Gong movement are currently in jail for using the Internet.- Seven cyberdissidents, Jiang Yuxia, Li Chunyan, Li Yanfang, Lin Yang, Ma Yan, Huang Kui and Zhang Yuhui, were arrested for posting news on the Net.- One cyberdissident, Zhang Haitao, is in jail for creating an Internet site about Falun Gong.- Nine Internet-users, Meng Jun, Dong Yanhong, Liu Wenyu, Wang Xin, Wang Xuefei, Wang Zhenyong, Yao Yue, Zhang Ji et Quan Huicheng, were simply charged with downloading and spreading news about the movement and repression of its members.Reporters Without Borders has already drawn attention to repression against Falun Gong members in its report “The Internet under Surveillance”. This report also explains that the Chinese authorities block access to all sites that refer to the movement and bans discussion of the subject on online discussion forums. Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has condemned jail sentences handed down to five members of the Falun Gong movement on 19 February, ranging from five to 14 years in prison. “They were convicted for posting online what is already very well known to human rights organisations, that members of Falun Gong are systematically tortured in prison”, it said. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more
RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Chad’s media regulator to rescind the sanctions it is threatening to enforce against several media publishers and editors, who will either have to be replaced or else see their publications closed down because, under a new law, they lack the necessary academic qualification to hold these positions. Enforcing these sanctions would eliminate many newspapers and would deal a very serious blow to the freedom to inform in Chad less than a year before its next presidential election. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports News December 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News About fifteen newspapers are threatened with closure in Chad. N’Djamena, 10/06/2020. Credit: Martin Inoua. to go further ChadAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression Follow the news on Chad Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Receive email alerts News Chadian police attack TV crew covering coronavirus measures The threatened publications include N’Djamena Hebdo, which brought its first issue out 31 years ago, when Hissène Habré was Chad’s dictator, and which may have to stop publishing within weeks. Like more than a dozen other independent publications in Chad, it could be forced to close by the end of the year. The High Authority for Media and Broadcasting (HAMA) has just sent letters to at least three media outlets asking them to comply with a provision in the 2018 press law under which publishers and managing editors must, at the very least, have a postgraduate degree in journalism.N’Djamena Hebdo publisher Djendoroum Mbaininga told RSF the aim is to “persecute newspapers that provide serious reporting and annoy the authorities.” Mbaininga, who trained as a teacher, joined this biweekly in 1992 after a competitive recruitment process in which he came fourth out of more than 400 candidates. Ironically, he was named editor by his predecessor, Dieudonné Djonabaye, in 2005, when Djonabaye left to become the HAMA’s president.The weeklies La Voix and L’Éclairage are the other two publications that are known to have just received similar letters. The HAMA already closed 12 publications – a quarter of the Chad’s privately-owned print media outlets – at the start of September on the same grounds.“No qualification or degree criteria can be used to restrict access to journalism or to the management of a media outlet,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The desire to professionalize the media cannot be realized by sidelining journalists who have in some cases been working for decades, or by closing historic titles”. “We urge the media regulator to rescind this decision and we urge the authorities to amend the media law so as to abolish these restrictions on access to the position of media editor or publisher. With just months to go to the presidential election, the disappearance of around 15 publications would deal a major blow to media pluralism in Chad and would be seen as driven by a desire to silence critical and independent journalists.”The presidential election is due to be held on 11 April 2021. Chad’s president since 1990, Idriss Déby has not yet announced whether he will seek a sixth consecutive term.Chad is ranked 123rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. November 27, 2020 Find out more ChadAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression October 7, 2020 Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad April 3, 2020 Find out more
News Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site Orbán has for a long time been getting oligarchs linked to his ruling Fidesz party to take over media outlets in order to get them to adopt pro-government editorial policies. This latest move will in practice allow him to disseminate his propaganda with a single voice via radio, TV and print media. December 3, 2018 Unprecedented merger poses threat to survival of media pluralism in Hungary In another disturbing development, László Puch, the owner and publisher of the Budapest Sunday newspaper Vasarnapi Hirek, has announced that it is to be closed after 33 years and merged with opposition newspaper Népszava. Although rumoured for some time, it is an additional blow to media pluralism in Hungary. Puch also announced that he has sold his agricultural weekly Szabad Föld to Mediaworks, a leading pro-Fidesz media group. News Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air HungaryEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression May 4, 2021 Find out more Orbán’s steadily tightening grip on the Hungarian media since his return to the premiership in 2010 has had the effect of driving Hungary down RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. It is now ranked 73rd out of 180 countries. HungaryEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression Follow the news on Hungary AFP Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more “How far will Viktor Orbán go?” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The merger of so many media outlets that support the same party has not been seen in Hungary since the end of the communist regime and is unprecedented in the European Union. Such a level of concentration makes us fear for the very survival of media pluralism in Hungary.” to go further The owners of most of these pro-government media outlets, which include TV news channels, news websites, tabloids, sports newspapers, radio stations and magazines, announced almost simultaneously on 28 November that they were donating them to the Central European Press and Media Foundation (CEPMF). A non-profit entity created in August with the declared aim of “ensuring the preservation of national values,” the CEPMF is owned by Gabor Liszkay, a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Organisation It therefore poses a grave threat to media pluralism and the survival of the few remaining independent and opposition media outlets. Already deprived of advertising income, outlets such as Radio Klub and the news website Index.hu have been struggling for years to make themselves heard. News News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about last week’s announcement that around 500 pro-government media outlets in Hungary are to be brought together in a single umbrella group with the aim of preserving “national values.” The move threatens the very survival of media pluralism. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU February 10, 2021 Find out more
May 13, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders’ project Media Ownership Monitor reveals oligopolies and lack of regulation, provides fresh data and analysis of the Colombian media market, public website www.monitoreodemedios.co launched in October.Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the international press freedom organization, launched its Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) project, a global research and advocacy effort for promoting media pluralism, in partnership with the Federación Colombiana de Periodistas (FECOLPER).During a press conference organized at Centro de la Memoria, Paz y Reconciliación, the two organizations presented the research conducted during three months in Colombia, the first country where this project based on a standardized and transparent methodology is being implemented.Data and findings are available on the website www.monitoreodemedios.co.The MOM Colombia looked at all types of media (TV, radio, print and the Internet) included in the EGM (Estudio General de Medios) 2014 and concentrated on the ten largest outlets in each category.Among key findings, it was established that, at a national level, the top four newspapers (Q´hubo, ADN, El Tiempo and Al Día) garner two thirds of the total readership and the largest two TV channels post over two thirds of market reach and some 78% of TV advertising revenues.It was also revealed that three corporations – Ardilla Lülle, Santo Domingo (Valorem) and Sarmiento Angulo – accumulate 57% of market reach across all types of traditional media (printed press, TV and radio), due to their ownership of respectively 18 (Adrilla Lülle), 6 (Santo Domingo) and 17 (Sarmiento Angulo) media outlets.In regional newspaper markets, the publishing group El Periódico, property of businessman Eduardo Suárez Burgos, represents a particularly interesting case. With its 11 newspapers already established, it now extends to other areas of the country through the daily “Extra”, which currently has 18 local editions.The investigation also produced evidence of the dominance of free and tabloid newspapers, mostly owned and operated by the same traditional publishing groups. Additionally, a trend towards pay TV subscriptions was identified with over 50% of the total television consumption.“Media pluralism is a cornerstone of any diverse and open society and for this reason, high concentration of media ownership – as we see it here in Colombia – puts democracy and freedom of opinion at risk,” says Christian Mihr, Executive Director of the German section of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). He also referred to the annual World Press Freedom Index produced by Reporters without Borders where Colombia ranks only 128th out of 180 countries.“Media ownership means power to shape public opinion,” states Adriana Hurtado, President of FECOLPER: “Every citizen in this country who uses the media should be concerned about who is controlling what. Media is not just like any other business!”, she adds.“The difficulty for us was the lack of publicly available market data,” explains RSF project manager Nina Ludewig, “which is in the public domain in many countries but here in Colombia, it seems kept like a state secret!”The team also encountered transparency problems in other fields, such as public spending on advertising, for example. “We believe that more than 500 billion pesos are spent annually by the government to buy airtime or pages in newspapers. This is a huge subsidy, but it remains mostly unclear where the money goes and what the deals behind might look like,” says Adriana Hurtado.“Given the high degree of concentration, but also the economic and political stakes of media owners, it should not come as a surprise that journalism in Colombia is characterized by extensive self-censorship,” points out Christian Mihr. He adds: “We call on the government and legislators to impose strict, effective regulation to break media oligopolies in Colombia.” Organisation RSF Latin America officeEmmanuel Colombié[email protected]: (+55) 21 97 36 88 558 / (+33) 1 44 83 84 68 April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters without Borders GermanyUlrike Gruska / Christoph Dreyer, media relations [email protected]: (+49) 30 60 98 95 33-55 RSF_en Media Contacts October 21, 2020 Find out more January 8, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Concentration of Ownership inhibits Media Pluralism in Colombia Reports to go further Receive email alerts Federación de Periodistas Colombianas FECOLPERAdriana Hurtado, [email protected] (+57) 310 334 5050 / (+57) 313 400 0810http://www.fecolper.com.co News ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Colombia
Help by sharing this information RSF_en Loan of bullet-proof vests and helmets Thanks to the support of the French defence ministry, in particular, the Office for Defence Information and Communication (DICoD), Reporters Without Borders renewed its stock of bullet-proof vests and helmets in January 2011.Bearing the word “Press,” this equipment is lent to affiliated journalists, who just have to leave a deposit. More than 30 journalists went to war zones in such countries as Iraq and Afghanistan with these vests and helmets in 2010.Reporters Without Borders also provides journalists with distress beacons. Organisation News The intensity of the violence against foreign journalists in Egypt in early February served as a reminder that media personnel often become targets when they are covering unrest. To help protect journalists when they travel abroad, Reporters Without Borders offers:- Insurance policies covering war risks- The loan of bullet-proof vests and helmets- A free “Press SOS” hotline for journalists in trouble- A Handbook for Journalists- Training for reporters going to war zones- Information about the trauma that can result from covering war and disasters, and psychological support. March 10, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Safety resources for journalists travelling abroad Preparation and information Proper preparation and appropriate information about the dangers in the war zone or area of tension to be visited can help journalists limit the risks they run. The information in the Handbook for Journalists, which Reporters Without Borders wrote in partnership with UNESCO, and the practical training offered by the DICoD are vital resources for any reporter about to leave for a high-risk area. Press SOS hotline Thanks to a partnership with American Express, any journalist in trouble can contact the Reporters Without Borders team immediately, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling +33 1 4777-7414 or by going to any local American Express agency.Depending on the problem, a Reporters Without Borders representative will provide the journalist with advice or contacts, or will alert local or consular authorities. Psychological supportProtecting journalists in war zones is not limited to ensuring their physical safety. Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about the psychological damage that can result from covering armed conflicts or other traumatic events. In cooperation with experienced war reporters, Reporters Without Borders informs journalists about detecting the trauma that can result from such missions and puts them in touch with professionals who can help them. Insurance policies tailored to journalists’ needs Because of a lack of information and the prohibitive premiums requested by traditional insurance companies, journalists often set off for war zones and disasters without medical and repatriation cover. As a result, Reporters Without Borders has developed specialized policies in partnership with a Canadian insurance company. Designed for freelancers of any nationality, or staff journalists not covered by an employer insurance policy, this partnership provides access to policies that include war risks cover. The “reinforced” policy covers reporters who are embedded with a military or government unit.Signing up for a policy is fast. The only requirement is affiliation to Reporters Without Borders. For more information and a summary of the cover offered by the two kinds of policy, go to: http://en.rsf.org/insurance-for-freelance-17-04-2007,21746.html
ChinaAsia – Pacific March 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities openly threaten those who circulate information with “torture” News to go further RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the policy of terror openly pursued by the Chinese authorities in Gan Lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (甘南藏族自治州) in the northwestern province of Gansu, where the police have posted notices in public places in which “criminals” who circulate certain views and information are threatened with “beating” and “torture” (རྡུང་རྡེག).The existence of the notices was revealed by Tibet Post International, a Tibetan news website based in Dharamsala, in northern India. The site operates under the aegis of the Himalayan Literacy Trust, a Reporters Without Borders partner organization.“The aim of these torture threats is to instil terror in all those who might circulate information about the government’s repressive policies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By posting warnings of physical reprisals, the Public Security Bureau is directly violating article 2 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which China has signed. This article says that ‘An order from (…) a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.’“We call on the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, to open an investigation based on this notice published by the Chinese authorities and to condemn their use of such threats. The police must immediately withdraw these posters and stop legitimizing the use of torture and physical mistreatment for criminal actions that are deliberately defined in vague, loose terms open to broad interpretation.”According to a report yesterday on the Tibet Post International website, the notice has been posted in at least six of Gan Lho’s counties and one city-county. Gan Lho is part of Amdo, the northernmost of the three traditional regions of Tibet.The notice calls on the public to inform on “criminals” who “threaten the social stability of Gan Lho” and lists a series of prohibited activities that include “corrupting” the public with “ideas of splitting the nation,” inciting “illegal activities,” harming national security, destabilising society, “agitation between ethnic groups” and promoting “illegal organizations.”All of these actions “will be met with violent beating/torture by the Public Security Bureau,” the notice says.The list of illegal activities also defines the means of communication and information whose use is forbidden for “criminal purposes.” They include “speech and the distribution of written information,” “cartoons,” “home-made materials,” “videos,” “websites,” “emails and audio files,” and “SMS texts.”The notice finally promises informers that they will get protection, confidentiality and a reward of 5,000 Chinese Yuan. Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation News News Receive email alerts News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information Translation of the notice (as translated by Tibet Post International):Notice: Gan Lho Public Security Bureau (PSB) requests the public to inform on criminals who threaten the social stability of Gan LhoProtect social and political stability in Gan Lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and quickly establish a harmonious Gan Lho! Establish a better economic environment for investment! Be vigilant of and crack down on criminals who threaten Gan Lho’s social stability! Directly inform on criminal lairs!The following directives have been authorized by the security department:I) Damage to national security, the destabilization of society, the destruction of ethnic unity.All the following actions will be met with violent beating/torture by the PSB:1) The disturbance of relations between ethnic groups, public agitation between ethnic groups, the destruction of national unity.2) The corruption of the public with ideas of the splitting of the nation, through speech and the distribution of written information, cartoons, home-made materials, videos etc – all acts destructive to social discipline and stability.3) The membership, promotion of, or the making of donations to illegal organizations – all of which harm national security and destabilize society.4) The incitement of the public to illegal activities through websites, emails and audio files, all acts destructive to ethnic unity through websites and SMS texts, and other major criminal actions against the security of society.5) The engagement in criminal activities such as grievous bodily harm, destruction of property, arson and looting etc, and the coercion of others into criminal acts that damage the security of society.II) Any member of the public who informs the police about the above criminal acts or gives the police information about the perpetrators will be guaranteed personal protection by PSB officers, personal confidentiality and a reward of 5,000 Chinese Yuan.III) This directive is to be applied with immediate effect. 0941 – 669 6271, 6696272In a 23 February press release, Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm at the blackout imposed by the Chinese authorities on coverage of the ongoing protests in the provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai and the autonomous region of Tibet. According to organizations that defend human rights in Tibet, at least 30 Tibetans, mostly Buddhist monks, have set fire to themselves since March 2011.China fell six places in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is now ranked 174th out of 179 countries. China’s Cyber Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more
January 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Somaliland’s president about his unequal battle with newspaper Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Mr. Dahir Rayale KahinPresident of the RepublicHargeysa, SomalilandParis, 18 January 2007Dear Mr. President,Justice has played very little role in what has happened with the newspaper Haatuf. Ever since the arrest of Yusuf Abdi Gabode and Ali Abdi Dini, the entire case has been marked by unfairness, procedural irregularities, personal revenge and the denial of democratic principles. These journalists are being prosecuted by the Somaliland government on charges of “insulting” the president and his aides under the 1962 Somali criminal code, although it was superseded by the 2004 press law.With no other means of defence than their lawyer, they have had to face the entire repressive arsenal available to the government – police, judicial system and prisons. Jailed in violation of the democratic principle that imprisonment is a disproportionate punishment for press offences, they have not been allowed visits. You can see that the battle is not an equal one.Somaliland is not the first country where a president or prime minister has been cut to the quick by a newspaper and has brought his wrath to bear on the journalists responsible. It is, unfortunately, very common in Africa. But government by means of revenge not only violates the freedom which the press needs, but is also dangerous for the country concerned. Jailing journalists for what they have written does nothing to repair the misconduct for which they may have been responsible. On the contrary, instead of obtaining redress in a fair and balanced debate, you have ended up being blamed for two high-profile political prisoners and a discredited judicial system, and with a reputation for inflexibility and inhumaneness.Rightly or wrongly, you now appear to have been motivated by a desire for personal revenge rather than acting as guarantor of justice and national harmony. Furthermore, having the editors of a popular newspaper imprisoned is not the way to keep the peace. On the contrary, by polarising and swelling the ranks of your opponents, your ill-considered attack on Haatuf has just served the cause of division and anger. In short, this is not how Reporters Without Borders sees freedom of expression.The time has come to heal the wounds. The authorities must do two things. Firstly, they must free Haatuf’s journalists and employees. And secondly, they must begin a frank and constructive dialogue with the press. While, regardless of their political views, Somaliland’s journalists must come up with new and original ideas to win the confidence of the authorities. This is the only way that a degree of calm will be restored, that the press will be able to work freely and without hindrance, and that the government will be able to claim to have guaranteed one of the basic principles of democracy in a geopolitical environment in which war cries have tended to dominate for decades.Somaliland’s independent journalists today feel they have entered a period of defiance, hostility, vengeance, suffering and threats, and the only ones to benefit are those who would like to shake the edifice that has been built since 1991. Reporters Without Borders hopes you will be open to these arguments and that you will be able to take the appropriate measures.Respectfully,Robert MénardSecretary-General Organisation News March 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more News News News SomaliaAfrica RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region
China’s Cyber Censorship Figures January 17, 2018 – Updated on December 3, 2018 China: Uyghur citizen-journalist completes fourth year in prison Follow the news on China He was given a life sentence on a separatism charge at the end of a trial held behind closed doors eight months later in Urumqi, the capital of the western province of Xinjiang, which has a large Uyghur community. He is now aged 48. News RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more A teacher at Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities, Tohti was arrested on 15 January 2014, the day that the authorities closed the news website that he edited, Uighur Online (Uighurbiz), and detained all those writing for it. Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsRSF Prize News Organisation China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. PHOTO: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP After visiting him prison in July 2016, his family said they feared for his health because he had lost a lot of weight. RSF shares their concern. Both Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel peace laureate, and Yang Tongyan, a blogger, died last year after being denied medical care in detention. Other leading Chinese detainees such as Liu Xiaobo’s widow, Liu Xia, the journalist and RSF laureate Huang Qi, and the blogger Wu Gan, risk the same fate. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the world not to forget Ilham Tohti, a leading Uyghur academic and citizen-journalist who was arrested exactly four years ago this week and who is serving a life sentence for what he wrote about Uyghur issues. Help by sharing this information to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes The European Parliament nominated him for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in September 2016. ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsRSF Prize “The situation of Ilham Tohti, a citizen-journalist condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison for running a news website, is typical of the massive human rights violations taking place under President Xi Jinping,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “It should be noted that he was calling not for separatism but rather for a dialogue to reach a peaceful solution to his community’s problems.” March 12, 2021 Find out more