1 COMMENT TAGSThe HIstory ChannelYosemite National Park Previous articleMatthew is now a Category 5 HurricaneNext articleSeminole County Sheriff schedules NNO event in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR On This Day in History: October 1st, 1890From The History ChannelOn this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs.Native Americans were the main residents of the Yosemite Valley, located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, until the 1849 gold rush brought thousands of non-Indian miners and settlers to the region. Tourists and damage to Yosemite Valley’s ecosystem followed. In 1864, to ward off further commercial exploitation, conservationists convinced President Abraham Lincoln to declare Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias a public trust of California. This marked the first time the U.S. government protected land for public enjoyment and it laid the foundation for the establishment of the national and state park systems. Yellowstone became America’s first national park in 1872.In 1889, John Muir discovered that the vast meadows surrounding Yosemite Valley, which lacked government protection, were being overrun and destroyed by domestic sheep grazing. Muir and Robert Underwood Johnson, a fellow environmentalist and influential magazine editor, lobbied for national park status for the large wilderness area around Yosemite Valley. On October 1 of the following year, Congress set aside over 1,500 square miles of land (about the size of Rhode Island) for what would become Yosemite National Park, America’s third national park. In 1906, the state-controlled Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove came under federal jurisdiction with the rest of the park.Yosemite’s natural beauty is immortalized in the black-and-white landscape photographs of Ansel Adams (1902-1984), who at one point lived in the park and spent years photographing it. Today, over 3 million people get back to nature annually at Yosemite and check out such stunning landmarks as the 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls, one of the world’s tallest waterfalls; rock formations Half Dome and El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the U.S.; and the three groves of giant sequoias, the world’s biggest trees.For more information on this day in history, go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply October 1, 2016 at 6:16 am Please enter your comment! I would love to go there and see it, especially the sequoia trees. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Reply Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia August 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm Reply I’m sure it probably isn’t in the form-based code, but you know it would be convenient and a big plus if they had a covered roof with decorative support columns that a person could drive up and under and drop a customer off, and then go park, and to wait until you see them come out the doors, during rainstorms for your spouse, or other person, and go drive the car up and under, to have a store employee load your groceries in the car, out of the frequent rainstorms here in Florida, to keep customers from getting wet, plus keep the groceries dry. August 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm Sunny Reply August 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm We have one of those, let’s get a Chick-fil-a or a Starbucks around here! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply August 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm Trump just had to take snippy pot shots at John McCain while in Arizona, didn’t he? Plus the ” dishonest, fake news reporters and media”, too, he complained about……the big jerk, should be running the country and taking care of business, instead of being out and about with all this extra early campaigning for his next presidential term. He just got back from vacation, after all. So ridiculous……….. Mama Mia August 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm Mama Mia Tatiana August 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I don’t care for what happened to the old Publix stores in Mt. Dora that were closed and then sat empty a long time, when the newer ones were built. Like the one that was on the old 441 across from the Golden Triangle Center, which eventually after sitting empty, became an out-of-control country nightclub (how well I know….LOL) and then when Publix had moved out to the newer 441, then that one was shut down too, and right across the road, in came the newer one, leaving the older one there sitting empty. It doesn’t help the community at all, really. I hope they keep the older one in Apopka at Rock Springs and Welch open and don’t close it. I really have to wonder about it. They sure get the business so I don’t know why they would…..they haven’t said anything about it, of course. August 22, 2017 at 9:39 am I’m sure it probably isn’t in the form-based code, but you know it would be convenient and a big plus if they had a covered roof with decorative support columns that a person could drive up and under and drop a customer off, and then go park, and to wait during rainstorms for your spouse, or other person to go drive the car up and under, to have a store employee load your groceries in the car, out of the frequent rainstorms here in Florida, to keep customers from getting wet, plus keep the groceries dry. We had Henry’s Meats, too. 21 COMMENTS I don’t know very much about grocery store’s profit margins, but I have heard that it is a very slim margin of profit on each and every item sold, often just pennies, and the competition is stiff, with other grocery stores trying to be # number one, plus so much food going to waste, and now there is additional fear with Amazon moving big time into the food business! Any news about Publix?? Anna Our grocery stores that we shopped at back then were the A & P, the Red & White, and the BI-LO that used to have a huge steer on the top of the store that was life- size and made out of fiberglass, I suppose. That was pretty much it for our area, before we moved to Florida. I don’t remember any pharmacies in any of the groceries, or plastic bags, only brown paper bags, nor recycling bins, or tote bags for sale like that are everywhere now for carrying groceries, or even all the extras like flowers, clothes, and things like that for sale…..just groceries. Reply Reply Luis Mama Mia March 11, 2021 at 10:14 am Don’t remember any ethnic grocery stores or health food stores either……..but we had green stamps that we collected faithfully for the things my Mama wanted and got. There wasn’t any banks inside the grocery stores up there either, like that became popular around here, then disappeared, just as quickly as they appeared. Funny how things change with the times. August 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm August 23, 2017 at 8:14 pm You got me started now on this grocery store talk. We used to have George’s Smokehouse, which I believe became BI-LO, we had Thriftway at Orange North in Apopka, which is now Victoria Plaza where Harbour Freight Tools is now. We had other Winn-Dixie stores, one where the Victory Church is on Park Av., we had one at Wekiva Riverwalk shopping plaza, and we had a Goodings there too. My favorite place to buy birthday cake, OMG, their’s was wonderful, and so fresh and yummy. I really really miss them. We had Pantry Pride, we had Food Lion, Parten’s Market, and two big Albertsons. We got Walmart grocery now, Sam’s Club, and now the dollar stores have grocery sections, as well as the Walgreens, and CVS’s. We got Aldi, and Sav A Lot, and Bravo, and some small ethnic grocery stores. I really wish the vacant Albertsons at Rock Springs Road and Welch would open for something rather than sit empty. Probably more that I can’t remember………. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here August 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm Mama Mia Reply August 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm Reply Yes, a person who is older and who might have some physical problems with mobility or driving sure is left out in that huge surrounding area that I described, as it is now, because unless they drive or have someone to depend on to take them miles and miles away, a person could starve. There is no public bus services out there, in those broad areas, that I know of. Even a younger person with no transportation or unreliable transportation is up a creek without a paddle when it comes to needing food and grocery supplies out there in that area. Reply Reply Mama Mia August 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm Reply Mama min needs a hobby Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Reply August 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm August 23, 2017 at 7:27 pm I sure hope they approve this as the Publix on Rock Springs Road is so outdated even though they tried to remodel it the and traffic and parking is horrendous especially on weekends. They have tried to eliminate the traffic issue by putting a right turn only sign up near the gas station exit but it is still not enough. Hopefully the new development will be much better.Now, how long will it take for this to happen? Still waiting for the “town center” . Okay, I see I posted the word” deserts” when I was referring to sweets, I meant to post “desserts”…. I am getting my barren” food desert areas” and my ” dessert sweets” mixed up. Geesh……I am getting as bad as Trump and his posting mistakes on Twitter, but hey, at least I am not the President! Mama Mia August 23, 2017 at 9:08 pm Ooopes posted twice….. From the City of Apopka Public Information OfficePublix Super Markets has submitted preliminary concept plans for an attractive new, open-air shopping center on a portion of 18 acres directly east of the newly opened Wekiva Parkway interchange with West Kelly Park Road and west of Plymouth Sorrento Road.The concept plan is a very initial proposal to get the city’s early feedback. If approved, the development will be located in Apopka’s Kelly Park area, which includes a special form-based code to encourage more attractive urban development.Publix proposes a 46,013-square-foot store in the first phase. The site also is proposed with a large gateway entry with water fountains and less than an acre of outparcel property at the corner of West Kelly Park and Plymouth Sorrento.The second phase of development could have a 3,000-square-foot restaurant building and a 3,600-square-foot retail building separated from the grocery store. Phase three includes a 7,200-square-foot retail building. Phase four will include a 6,000-square-foot retail building.Publix is among the largest supermarket chains in the country with more than 1,154 stores. Retail sales for 2016 reached $34 billion. Mama Mia Any 2021 updates on the new Publix on the corner of West Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road? Let me just say I know firsthand what it is like to be dropped off, along with my Daddy, by my mother in the middle of the seven-mile bridge over the keys, so we could fish, and she would come back later for us, but oops guess what???…..we forgot hooks….LOL. And that was a long long bridge to walk to the other end and there was hardly any stepping room with big rigs whoozing by and the old bridge rails were very low on my legs even as young as I was…..LOL ….Scary! Thought that was going to be the last of us. Didn’t have cell phones then. TAGSPublix Previous articleHeart Disease and Colon Cancer – What’s the Connection?Next articleWhat could you do without sight? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply Reply RRR Pence is worried about the violence in Venezuela, but doesn’t seem too concerned about the violence in this country. I guess the next one to exit the White House will be Mitch McConnell probably since the president can’t seem to get along with anybody, anywhere, except Putin. I really expect Sheriff Joe will get pardoned and then invited to be a part of the Trump administration, even with a conviction on his record. The reality show continues……… August 23, 2017 at 8:41 pm Mama Mia When I was a kid back in the sixties, and we lived in another state, my parents would take me and we would drive to Florida and go on vacations. We would drive A1A down the east coast of Florida and we would picnic right alongside the beach, after stopping at the Publix deli and buying fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, sodas, and deserts. I was thrilled, as I had never been to a Publix at that time, we didn’t have them in our state, and eating at the beach was thrilling to me. We would go all the way to Key West and on other trips to Florida, we would go down the west coast to Sanibel Island, and other places. My dad’s wish was to move to Florida, which we did later on……… Reply Reply Rock Springs Road Publix is small but it is convenient to those of us who live nearby and the employees are very friendly. I like the small Publix across from Wekiva Island area too, near Sabal Point. The new Publix that is proposed to come in, is definitely needed! The newer Publix on 441 (Mt. Dora Publix) before you get to Renniger’s Market from there and way across the acres and acres of rural areas behind that Publix all the way out to highway 44 there is hardly any places to buy groceries. Until recently when they put in the newer Publix on 44 which is either Eustis or Sorrento from there, and all the way toward Sanford it was a food desert area except for the IGA grocery store at Mt. Plymouth area, which I like very much. Other than a few convenient stores, and the small amount of groceries that the dollar stores carry, a real food desert!!! Maybe the opening of the new proposed Publix will help to relieve some of the traffic on RSR and Welch. Let’s hope so! July 7, 2018 at 8:30 am August 23, 2017 at 3:49 pm Please enter your comment! Reply Mama Mia August 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm August 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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From the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictRepairs are underway at the Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside and assessments are completed, the district is continuing to provide weekly updates on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.Several days of dry weather allowed significant progress on repairs but additional work is necessary to make the area safe for public use. Several roads remain underwater.Initial repairs to the levee breach are complete. Additional repairs, including adding materials to stabilize the sides and top of the levee, will be completed when water levels decrease within the Lake Apopka North Shore.To date, 1,560 tons of material have been transported and placed on the breach to return the levee to its pre-hurricane elevation.Water levels on Lake Apopka decreased and are now at the regulation schedule.Discharge out of Lake Apopka through the Lake County Water Authority’s Nutrient Reduction Facility was temporarily reduced by half, to 150 cubic feet per second, for periodic maintenance and to maintain nutrient removal performance.Pumping continues from areas on the western portion of the property. As of Oct. 27, water levels in this area decreased by about 18 inches.Understanding that the North Shore is a popular outdoor recreation destination, the Red Trail, off County Road 448A, and the McDonald Canal Boat Ramp are open.To ensure public safety, and minimize potential damage to saturated roads, no other openings are planned at this point due to flooding and the continued presence of heavy equipment. The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and nonmotorized Lake Apopka Loop Trail remain closed. As soon as the district determines that the public can safely access an area, it will open.For continuing updates on district operations and recreational announcements, visit the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com. More information about lake levels is available at www.sjrwmd.com/data/hydrologic/#controlled. TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreLake Apopka Wildlife DriveSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleTraffic Alert: Road closure scheduled for Friday nightNext articleMayor John Land a giant in Apopka history Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Update: Several days of dry weather allowed significant progress on repairs to the lake-side levee, which will eventually be capped with limerock. Wildlife Drive still closed. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000
Libby Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate With a good percentage of lower income and fast food spenders why would those stores even consider us.local stores are not consistant with their healthy products. I love the convenience of fastfood and would spend extra just to get it from a drivethru. TAGS365Whole Foods Previous articleMoore Declares Re-election Candidacy for School BoardNext articleTravel Tips For 3-Day-Weekends Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 City Investors, INC- Vulcan- 2200 Westlake Please enter your name here 3 COMMENTS Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! May 23, 2016 at 7:55 am Dale Fenwick LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Apopka is a bedroom community. Many residents leave the City everyday to go to work in other parts of Orange and Seminole Counties where WF and TJ’s are convenient. Other Apopka residents simply like to shop at these stores. Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here How is this relevant to Apopka? Is this just remind us how bad it is here? Where is our Trader Joe’s? Where’s our Whole Foods? Where’s our Aldi? All we have is overpriced Publix with their meager selection of poor quality produce, and about 100 dollar stores. Heck, at this point I’d settle for a Costco or even a Super Wal-mart. Increasing competition in the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry leads Whole Foods to open first spin-off store targeting value-driven millennials.The US supermarket chain Whole Foods is set to open its first 365 by Whole Foods Market store in LA’s Silver Lake neighborhood. The highly anticipated spin-off store will be about two-thirds larger than an average Whole Foods location and will primarily stock the company’s premium private label 365 brand merchandise.The new store will offer amenities such as online ordering, a self-service tea station and an in-store vegan restaurant. The 365 store concept is targeted toward value-driven millennials, who are often deterred from the “Whole Paycheck” stigma associated with traditional Whole Foods stores.The company, which accounts for 2.6% of the $601.8-billion Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry, plans to open two additional West Coast locations in 2016, along with 13 more locations announced to open across the country through 2017.While feasibly the most publicized opening, Whole Foods is not the first grocer to launch a fresh format spin-off store banner. Similar to Kroger’s Main and Vine and Ahold’s bfresh banners, the 365 store concept is Whole Foods’ attempt to stay relevant in the highly saturated food retail market. Over the five years to 2016, the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has grown at a modest annualized rate of 1.4%.Although Whole Foods’ revenue growth has outpaced that of the industry, limited assortment stores such as Aldi and Trader Joe’s have expanded even more rapidly over the past five years. These stores are typically smaller in size and offer a narrower variety of competitively priced store brand products. Limited assortment stores have been particularly popular among the highly sought after millennial demographic, especially as a wider array of organic and premium-level private label products hit the shelves of these stores. While Whole Foods retails its 365 store brand merchandise at its current store locations, the new spin-off banner is a strategic move to compete head on with existing limited assortment stores, without compromising the high-end, niche-following standard of traditional Whole Foods locations.OutlookOver the next five years, the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is expected to become more saturated and competitive. Along with Trader Joe’s and Aldi set to add additional storefronts, German discount grocer Lidl announced plans to enter the US market by 2018. Similarly, Whole Foods, along with many other national-scale grocers, is expected to continue expanding and improving its spin-off fresh format stores to stay relevant to the growing millennial market. With industry revenue only expected to rise at an annualized rate of 1.2% over the five years to 2021, such expansions and store updates will be a way for industry operators to maintain their market share, rather than a vehicle for expansion. As the competitive environment heats up and industry operators continue to invest in store enhancements, consumers will expect more value and experience when shopping for groceries, making such investments a necessity rather than a luxury for industry operators. May 23, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply Jason May 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear The St. Johns River Water Management District is conducting a 3,000-acre prescribed fire today on the Lake Apopka North Shore. The purpose of the controlled burn is for marsh management, burning hardwoods and cattails and to promote the expansion of native marsh grasses. The fire was set by aerial ignition.Aerial ignition allows district staff to ignite fires more quickly, which results in faster burnout and less lingering smoke. Convection produced by igniting an area rapidly can help move the smoke up and away more quickly. Aerial ignition also allows staff to introduce fire into areas that may be inaccessible from the ground, ensuring that prescribed fire is introduced into even the most remote areas of the property. Aerial ignition allows staff to burn more acres in a shorter period of time, which in time will aid district staff in maintaining the fire frequency needed for the maintenance of the conservation area.Prescribed fire is the use of carefully planned fire purposefully set under stringent conditions to control the fire’s effects. Its benefits include restoring and maintaining natural communities, reducing chances of destructive wildfires, perpetuating fire-adapted plants and animals, cycling nutrients, controlling tree diseases, and opening scenic vistas. Prescribed fires help prevent wildfires by burning off fuels that naturally build up over time, while also helping to control the growth of woody shrubs.Before conducting a burn, the district ensures wind and other weather conditions are correct for controlling the fire and minimizing the impacts of smoke on residents and traffic.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.Connect with the SJRWMD on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. Reply 3 COMMENTS Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here My husband told me earlier that there was thick black smoke billowing up in the air over that way when we were out riding around, and I saw it, and wondered what it was burning. I should have known, as they NEVER, EVER, stop the nonsense of these too often “so-called controlled burns,” and it is over-do all the time. Definitely, my #1 pet peeve! Bird sanctuary area, now….. Mama Mia Set from the air. How many small animals on the ground, caught up in the fire, suffered, and perished? You don’t hear about that! 3,000 acres. That is a big area! Mighty funny they monitored the wind, because my wind chimes on my front porch, have been clanging together all morning. Just wait, one day they are going to end up setting the muck on fire out there tinkering around, and they will regret it then, as it will burn baby burn for weeks, and there is not a fire department around that will stop it from burning on and on for weeks. Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Billy Bob January 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm Put your foil hat away … controlled burns are real and they serve an important purpose. January 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka police officer involved in three-car crashNext articleWhat would America think of Martin Luther King Jr. if he were alive today? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR January 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne Linda Scott The Anatomy of Fear Dear Judith, ain’t it the truth! There are some that might question that clear mind thing but I still know who I am, at least most of the time, and I know beyond the benefit of a doubt that our Papa God loves me. Blessings on you and yours sis, your bro, Chaz Reply 20 COMMENTS CSG June 3, 2019 at 8:08 am Oh how well I understand this!True love and total commitment is what the second mile is made up of….and being dedicated to pleasing the Lord. Let’s remember to lift up those who are waiting for someone to come visit them. Pray for them everyday and give them a smile when you pass by.Thank you Jesus, for keeping uskind and ever mindful of others.Bless you Chuck…you and your sweet wife, Nancy! Reply Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleWhy fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorcedNext articleRamadan: A time to reach out to those in need Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply charles towne Please enter your name here June 4, 2019 at 10:48 pm June 2, 2019 at 9:01 am June 2, 2019 at 1:14 am Hi Charles, you, Don, and Herb are such great examples of loving and committed spouses. It helps the rest of us see how it might be for us as we age with our own spouses and what might be required. Thanks for being a role model and an inspiration! Charles, we make a promise when we marry to care for one another without knowing what we are promising to do and who will be caring for whom. That’s life. But it is an honor to care for the one who made the same promise to us. Besdies, it’s a gift of love. Cheering you on and on, Ernie Reply NH Herb Weissman At the gym (remember that place?) I see people working very hard to improve their physical strength. Yes, sometimes physical strength is required to help loved ones in need, but most often it is mental strength from our faith in God that enables us to go the extra mile(s). Please give Nancy a hug for us. Dear friend, I know your about you longing since, as you know, I was a caregiver for such a long time. At first I felt sorry for my self as I was house bound as was Shelley. Then G-D showed me, though a friend, that this was the most noble thing that I could do for my love of my life. Keep them coming. Richard Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Herb, oh yes, and an excellent caregiver you were for your wife my friend. Shelley appreciated you and everything you did for her. Bless you and yours always, Chaz Reply June 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm June 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm Reply June 5, 2019 at 8:35 am Mike, so often the caregiver is worn down to a nubbin and becomes diminished physically, spiritually, and mentally. When this happens we are unable to render the care our loved one needs. We caregivers must take care of ourselves, only then can we be what is necessary for our loved one. Bless you my friend, Chaz Reply charles towne Kristin charles towne June 2, 2019 at 4:06 am June 3, 2019 at 7:36 am Reply Judith Hankes Reply June 2, 2019 at 12:35 am Mike McFadden My dear friend Kristin, it is people like you that inspire me. There is nothing I want more than to set a believable example for marriages, families everywhere. Jesus is our example always. My Nancy has a son, he has abandoned his mama. Why? Because some poor souls seem to not be able to tolerate sickness among their families. Nancy is deserving of much love and that is what I am here for. Bless you dear one, Chaz Reply I love this article. I love that it is about courage, facing our fears, and doing what is right. The second mile is never easy and is really not much fun but doesn’t it feel good after that lap is completed? Blessings Charles! Reply You know Linda, I have concluded that whatever we do for someone else willingly, unselfishly, and in love, Papa God smiles and accepts it as good and acceptable service. There is something about service to and for others that is so satisfying and I can just hear His words, “Well done my good and faithful servant…” Blessings on you my dear friend. Chaz When I was much younger, about 13 or 14 and older, my grandmother had brain surgery to remove a life threatening blood clot and afterward she was placed in a nursing home. We would go see her every saturday and sometimes more often and I came to realize a harsh and terrible truth, the ones who get regular visitors are treated better than the ones that are ignored by family and friends! My grandfather would caution me about certain of the residents but I was young and had recently learned about the angels camped roundabout those who love the Lord for their protection!So off I went visiting, I found a man in a wheelchair who lost his legs to diabetes, he was a retired clown from Barnum&Bailey’s circus, the old guys grandpa cautioned me about all worked for a guy named Al Capone in Chicago! That was really exciting for a teenage boy! They used to ask me if anyone was giving me trouble and then they would laugh, I think they were just teasing me! Talking to all those folks back then in the 1960’s finally made me very sad about all the knowledge,all the stories that would disappear forever when they were gone! I could not help but think of “as you have done for the least of these” . I think I heard of someone who felt like that and they started going to nursing homes and recording these people so their knowledge and history would not be lost, God’s blessings on them one and all! Anyway Chuck, going the extra mile i well worth the effort because you meet such fantastic people along the way! Reply June 5, 2019 at 8:23 am There is something heroic about those that cheerfully go that second mile. Don was a second miler of an extraordinary magnitude. He was Betty’s caregiver for over fifty years. His attitude was always uplifting and encouraging. No matter what was demanded of him he loved her through those tough times. There is something amazing, almost superhuman about this type of love. Let it be said of us that we loved with a Holy, Godlike love. Thanks NH, Chaz When I was much younger, about 13 or 14 and older, my grandmother had brain surgery to remove a life threatening blood clot and afterward she was placed in a nursing home. We would go see her every saturday and sometimes more often and I came to realize a harsh and terrible truth, the ones who get regular visitors are treated better than the ones that are ignored by family and friends! My grandfather would caution me about certain of the residents but I was young and had recently learned about the angels camped roundabout those who love the Lord for their protection!So off I went visiting, I found a man in a wheelchair who lost his legs to diabetes, he was a retired clown from Barnum&Bailey’s circus, the old guys grandpa cautioned me about all worked foe a guy named Al Capone in Chicago! That was really exciting for a teenage boy! They used to ask me if anyone was giving me trouble and then they would laugh, I think they were just teasing me! Talking to all those folks back then in the 1960’s finally made me very sad about all the know!edge,all the stories that would disapoear forever when they were gone! I could not help but think of “as you have done for the least of these” . I think I heard of someone who felt like that and they started going to nursing homes and recording these people so their knowledge and history would not be lost, God’s blessings on them one and all! Anyway Chuck, going the extra mile i well worth the effort because you meet such fantastic along the way! June 2, 2019 at 9:43 pm June 2, 2019 at 9:52 pm charles towne June 2, 2019 at 6:48 pm Dr Bursey, you are so right. Loving and caring for another is certainly praiseworthy. Each day when I visit my lady I realize all the more her beauty of character. Let us reflect Him that first loved us. Thank you so very much. Bless you and your darling, Chaz Reply Reply June 3, 2019 at 12:09 pm You are blessed in many ways – Nancy beams when she spots you, still recognizes you. You are soon to be 85 and have a clear mind. You’re a talented writer – gifted with a life full of many rich experiences. You are blessed with friends but most blessed with the assurance that you have a loving Heavenly Father. Life is good. charles towne Reply charles towne Richard my friend, My Nancy is so happy when I spend time with her. I walk through the door and she looks up and when she sees me that beautiful smile covers her face. She doesn’t like for me to leave so I spend as much time as possible with her. Many of the patients sit in loneliness just yearning for family or a kind word. What you learned as a young man was invaluable and I am sure those folks loved the idea of your visits. Papa God was pleased my friend. Blessings on you pal, Chaz Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 June 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm Reply Dear CSG, thank you so very much for Your words and for your willingness fo putting those words into action. Help each of us to live the principle of the second mile in all that we do. Blessings on you and yours dear friend, Chaz Dear Judith, ain’t it the truth! There are some few folks that just might question the clear mind thing, but I still know who I am. Papa God is so very good to us isn’t He? Bless you dear one. I remain your bro in love, Chaz Richard I remember when dad had his accident and was in a coma and never came out of it before he died. Larry and I had determined that we would take care of him no matter what but he only lived a week and a half. I guess all God wanted was the commitment that we would take care of him. Some times he does that. But when Larry was diagnosed with Leukemia I did care for him although in the early stages he was quite independent which was good for His self esteem. Later on when he could no longer drive his own vehicle he sold it to his brother. Then he got a scooter he could drive around the little town we lived in. And that helped him to have some form of independence. I determined I would do all I could, as long as I could and then I world have no regrets. There were some things i wish I had or had not done but of course that is hind sight.I guess what I’m trying to say is if you are a caregiver be careful that you don’t take away the independence of the one you are caring for before they need it. Some times its painful to watch them struggle with things, dressing, daily care, opening things, etc. But I know with my RA I try to do things myself and then if I am not able then I ask for help. I think that keeps a person feeling that they still have value. So I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. Neither one is easy but God gives the strength to do what is necessary. Sometimes I think it is more difficult for the caregiver watching the one they are caring for than the one who is being cared for. Just some observations. I used to pray, God I need help with this or that but lately He has encouraged me to pray, God I need You! Not help, not strength, not wisdom, etc., just You! Really changed my perspective! I guess when we have Him we have everything we need!I am sure, unka Chuck, you have experienced all of these things taking care of Nancy for 15 years plus but maybe others that are in the same place haven’t and I think it is important to share ones experiences so others may benefit. Anyway, that’s my story and I do somewhat understand and very much appreciate your commitment to go the extra mile with Nancy and so happy for you that she still rerecognizes you. And so sad for those who don’t have family or family who care or even know how to care. My son is in that type of situation where he is caring for someone that had a stroke and the grown children are clueless as to how to care for their mother as she has done everything for them all their lives. I could go on, but I’ll cease for now. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here InspirationBy Charles Towne CONSIDER THIS…Do you know what it is like to suffer, or have you realized the great difficulty in your life? Perhaps you have faced great deprivation or illness. Or maybe you have been cast into the role of caring for an afflicted loved one. How do you, or did you handle it? Did you run away? I was a runner for most of my life. When life became difficult… I ran. But, I no longer run.History loves to record the names of men who conquered the malice of their fate by the spirit and principle of the second mile. There was blind Huber who went against all odds and became a great scientist, or blind Fawcett who became the postmaster general of England. Have you done anything great in your life? How about Cervantes using imprisonment to begin his classic work, “Don Quixote,” or Bunyan glorifying Bedford jail and honoring God with his work, “Pilgrim’s Progress.” I like the idea that every honest piece of work, no matter how humble is cooperation with God in building the universe! What do you think?Here I am approaching my 85th. year. My darling wife Nancy is in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer’s disease as well as multiple sclerosis and the prognosis is bleak. Do I want her there? No! A thousand times no!I go in each day and spend time with my sweetie. I suppose I am learning that the way to avoid the slavishness of necessity is to be willing, if possible, to do more than is demanded. Yes, this is called, “going the second mile.”There are those dear ones that sit day after day waiting, yearning for their family members to visit, to no avail.I wonder how our Holy God considers the abandonment of our loved ones? Certainly, He is not pleased.But, when I walk into the nursing home and Nancy sees me her face lights up with great joy and That is glory itself, it is like Papa God himself is smiling at me. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. June 3, 2019 at 3:40 pm June 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm charles towne Ernest J Bursey Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate charles towne June 2, 2019 at 4:59 pm Reply Reply charles towne Reply June 2, 2019 at 10:28 pm Please enter your comment!
CopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on March 05, 2010Cite: “Horizontal House / EASTERN Design Office” 05 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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United States 2008 ArchDaily Architects: Brininstool + Lynch Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157671/coffou-cottage-brininstool-kerwin-lynch Clipboard “COPY” Photographs: Christopher Barrett of Hedrich Blessing Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + LynchSave this projectSaveCoffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch CopyHouses•Michigan City, United States Houses Projects Year: Manufacturers: Assa Abloy, B-K Lighting, Benjamin Moore, Gammalux, James Hardie, KitchenAid, Schlage, Stone Source, Subzero/Wolf, DLine, Juno Lighting, Questmark Flooring, Vetter Windows & DoorsText description provided by the architects. The Coffou Cottage by Brininstool + Lynch is a 2,800sf residence in Michigan City, Indiana. The residence was completed in 2008 and was designed for the Coffou family as a natural retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city of Chicago. The northern shores of Indiana have long been a destination for those looking for a reprieve from city life, so the site was a natural selection for clients looking for a sense of privacy.Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich BlessingRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsAfter selecting a site that met their needs, the clients sought out Brininstool + Lynch to design a modest and simple residence that capitalizes on the fantastic natural views of the site which included Lake Michigan to north and pastoral views to the South. These diametrically opposite view opportunities resulted in two distinct architectural responses — the cottage was designed as a simple structure with a horizontal rain screen constructed of red cedar slats to privatize the northern entry and the southern façade is a wall of operable glass. Not only does this approach maximize the desired pastoral views, it also maximizes solar gain in the winter.Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich BlessingIn keeping with the simplicity of structure, the floor plan of the 3-bedroom Coffou Cottage is logical and organized. The public living spaces (kitchen, dining, and living areas) are arranged as a large open space and frame the views to the adjacent meadow and woods. A traditional hearth fireplace is positioned in the front hallway, effectively separating the public and private sectors of the residence. The primary material for the residence (interior and exterior) is Red Cedar, which was used to establish a material warmth and visual interest. This material selection is amplified by the raw concrete used for the floor, which also serves as the primary heat mechanism through radiant flooring.Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich BlessingProject gallerySee allShow lessParc Paysager des bords de Seine Proposal / AWP & HHFArticles“São Paulo – South America Super Nexus” at Cities of Tomorrow TalksArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157671/coffou-cottage-brininstool-kerwin-lynch Clipboard Photographs Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich Blessing+ 6 Share CopyAbout this officeBrininstool + LynchOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHouses3D ModellingMichigan CityWoodResidentialUnited StatesPublished on September 20, 2011Cite: “Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch” 20 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Architects: Bates Masi Architects Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontaukHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 04, 2012Cite: “Genius Loci / Bates Masi Architects” 04 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: ArchDaily “COPY” Projects The Netherlands 23 Town Houses in Amsterdam / Atelier Kempe ThillSave this projectSave23 Town Houses in Amsterdam / Atelier Kempe Thill Save this picture!© Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/228637/23-town-houses-in-amsterdam-atelier-kempe-thill Clipboard Housing 2008 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/228637/23-town-houses-in-amsterdam-atelier-kempe-thill Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAtelier Kempe ThillOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingDabasAmsterdamHousing3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on April 27, 2012Cite: “23 Town Houses in Amsterdam / Atelier Kempe Thill” 27 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 250 m² Area: 250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Sintra, Portugal Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287351/house-in-colares-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard 2004 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287351/house-in-colares-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard Year: Photographs House in Colares / Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Colares / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Save this picture!© FG+SG Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra+ 26 Share Year: Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects House in Colares / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeFrederico Valsassina ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSintraHousesPortugalPublished on November 01, 2012Cite: “House in Colares / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos” 01 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Studio Arthur Casas Area Area of this architecture project Year: K House / Studio Arthur Casas ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592635/k-house-studio-arthur-casas-2 Clipboard Year: 2012 CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592635/k-house-studio-arthur-casas-2 Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Area: 566 m² Area: 566 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 24 Share Photographs Houses 2012 K House / Studio Arthur CasasSave this projectSaveK House / Studio Arthur Casas Brazil photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhotographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SGContractor:Alle EngenhariaFaçade Pannels:ClamonStructural Engineering:EdatecMillwork:MarvelarWindow Frames:SnaldiLandscape:Gil FialhoArchitects In Charge:Arthur Casas, Regiane Khristian, Beto Cabariti.City:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a young couple with children in São Paulo. The clients already had a built structure; the challenge for the studio was to make a large reform to bring comfort and privacy in a dense urban context. The division of the space we proposed is quite simple: garage, service area and home theater in the basement, kitchen, dining and living room on the ground floor, bedrooms on the first floor. Even though we changed part of the structure, most of the openings were maintained, which brought up the idea of covering the whole surface of the house to bring unity.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe client is a stylist and stimulated us with the task of coming up with different possibilities to “dress” the house, we chose perforated metal panels, with a pattern based in the photograph of a leaf. In this way the proximity of the neighbors became less oppressive and the spaces create an interesting relation with the variations of the sun.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn one hand the panels filter the light and the regards; on the other we created a patio to bring light to the basement and a slit above the stairs to illuminate the vertical garden. The master bedroom has a generous opening towards the backyard, where the landscape creates a small oasis within the city. A water basin intensifies the sensation of openness in the garden.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSliding doors allow different modulations between the dining room, corridor and pantry, bringing flexibility to the house. In the living room large glass windows slide to integrate the space with the garden.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe Studio did the interior design project and as well designed some of the furniture, adapting objects from the 50’s inherited by the client.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCasa K has a discrete urban insertion, appearing as a monolith, but it contains largely diversified spaces, with rich relations between intimate and public functions, always having in mind the serenity demanded by the clients.Project gallerySee allShow lessAndronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos AsociadosSelected ProjectsCenter for High Yield – Rowing Pocinho / Alvaro Fernandes AndradeSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio Arthur CasasOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloBrazilPublished on January 29, 2014Cite: “K House / Studio Arthur Casas” 29 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Waterproofing:Acqua Risolta, Quinto VicentinoArchitect In Charge:Jacopo MascheroniProject Manager:Diego MagrìCity:LidoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniText description provided by the architects. The Jesolo Lido Pool Villa is a custom designed prefabricated wood structure, and it was built and furnished in only 6 months. Energy-saving high standards have been applied to the shell to guarantee maximum comfort and almost zero costs throughout the four seasons. Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniThe building features wood structures as a flexible and anti-seismic system which also avoids thermal bridges. The 31 cm of perimeter insulation, argon-gas insulated glass facades, 10 kw of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof and the interior / exterior led light fixtures co-operate in making a technologically contemporary building. Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniBecause of the small dimensions of the plot, the design goal has been directed in leaving as much open space as possible. The indoor living area has transparent sides which opens towards two different-sized patios. The largest one, to the west, features a long swimming pool, which takes the entire length of the space, and two planted square inserts. Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniAn olive tree is the main three-dimensional element in the patio and it’s placed next to the staircase which leads to the underground level, where the storage and technical rooms are located. The smaller patio, to the east, also features two planted inserts with another olive tree to counter balance the other side. The outdoor areas, as a client’s main request, needed to be low maintenance, so most of the surface was paved and the plants in the inserts where selected in order to live with the least care possible. Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniThe 4-meter roof overhang to the west allows to have enough shading during the hot summer months and allows to place a covered outdoor seating and dining areas. Interiors are custom designed with typical JMA solutions, like audio/video walls, custom designed solid-surface kitchen, motorized roller shades which disappear into the dropped ceiling for maximum continuity of indoor-outdoor areas, integrated indirect lighting and home automated electrical system. Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniThe radiant floor heating system is powered with an electric heat pump which takes the energy from the photovoltaic panels. The air-conditioning system is fully integrated in the dropped ceiling with linear diffusers and hidden intakes. As always for JMA, the pursuit of simplicity and linear solutions represented a large part of the design work.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessEarthquakes – How Well Are We Prepared?EventConstell.ation / LIKEarchitectsSelected Projects Share Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Year: Projects Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JMA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/488519/jesolo-lido-pool-villa-jm-architecture Clipboard Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JMASave this projectSaveJesolo Lido Pool Villa / JMA “COPY” Area: 320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: JMA Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Lido, Italy Contractor: Manufacturers: Acqua Risolta, Oty Light Structural Engineer: CopyAbout this officeJMAOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesLidoItalyPublished on March 21, 2014Cite: “Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JMA” 21 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: Argentina Projects Architects: Matias Pons Estel Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Mía House / Matias Pons Estel Save this picture!© Federico CairoliText description provided by the architects. This housing prototype is located near the city of Santo Tome – Santa Fe, in a residential neighborhood, where the “neighborhood scale” and its habits predominates.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsThe project arises from being able to create a simple housing core, both in its design and its execution. The main objective was to build a small core that meets the basic functions of a home, so we decided to work with industrial materials that are easy to install and operate.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe core is modulated based on the predominant material, profiles, sheet metal, aluminum (12mts, 6m, 3m, 2.40 mts), which in turn is related to the modules of the materials used for interior finishes, drywall and wood. Thus it was possible to optimize each constructive element of the set, avoiding any type of waste and recycling as many components as possible.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliPallets used in gallery – expansion, several types of ceramics, recycled parquet flooring and their combinations constitute the finishes, allowing us to minimize construction costs. But the greatest optimization was achieved in the actual construction of the work. During free time, with the help of family and friends, with simple machinery such as a drill, a grinder and a welder, the assembly of each of the components was achieved, which makes this project very unique and valuable. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanFunctionally, the 36m2 core (12m long x 3m wide x 2.40 m high) consists of a kitchen with a living room and work desk, a bathroom and a master bedroom. The furnishings and maximum use of each space were crucial to develop as many activities inside, built-in functions that take advantage of every square inch, emptying the space in the center and using the sides for support. One cabinet contains the sink and kitchen items stored, it becomes a library and ends with a large supporting board. Being such a small space, we decided to work with the minimum possible amount of materials and colors, giving as a result 2 colors; natural wood floors and furniture, and white dominant on the rest.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliContinuous floor to ceiling windows allowed visual and spatial continuity between inside and outside, and in turn its module became part of the perimeter enclosure, achieving simplicity in the finishes.Save this picture!Cross SectionTechnically, the block rests on small precast concrete pillars (blocks), that are the only wet elements of the construction. From them arises the main structure of folded metal profiles, which supports the “box” of pipes that make up the perimeter of the house. The same structure supports the building envelope, exterior (plates) and interior (boards). The metal cladding was wrapped with injected spray and added to the system of cross ventilation, the suction of fresh air from the floor – removal by wind power make the weather inside. The entire project – not counting the aluminum frames and polyurethane spray – was built with unskilled work (ourselves) in 10 months.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliTechnically, the modules of the profiles, plates, pipes, allow each piece to fit into place, with the possibility of expanding its space to new modules, and in turn allow the reuse of its elements for such expansions, or to move the core to a new site.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliA linear, white volume elevated from the ground constitutes the exterior image, with the characteristic of each of the materials exposed: metal sheet, profiles, aluminum and glass; highlighting with the green surroundings, so that at each point of the interior spaciousness and continuity is achieved.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliIn short, we aimed in this project for an architecture that considers the authenticity of its own materials and their assembly, by providing a simple and clear reading, a relationship between the industrialized, the recycled and the natural; and above all that fulfills its main function, to generate a living space with few elements.Project gallerySee allShow lessEaster Eggs Designed By ArchitectsArticlesCasa G493 / Ana Lina KlotzmanSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Mía House / Matias Pons EstelSave this projectSaveMía House / Matias Pons EstelSave this picture!© Federico CairoliHouses•Santo Tomé, Argentina 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497485/mia-house-matias-pons-estel Clipboard Houses Copy “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMatias Pons EstelOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanto ToméArgentinaPublished on April 19, 2014Cite: “Mía House / Matias Pons Estel” [Casa Mía / Matias Pons Estel] 19 Apr 2014. 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2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560532/house-in-ovar-nelson-resende Clipboard Area: 410 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Photographs Portugal House in Ovar / Nelson Resende Architects: Nelson Resende Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Ovar, Portugal Photographs: Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Wild CollectionConcrete SystemsSwisspearlFiber Cement FormulaWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsText description provided by the architects. The former abandoned existing building located in Ovar, although in an advanced state of disrepair, revealed a high consolidation perspective, that came from the maintenance of its simple existing structure, such as it was. Structurally the building was not in bad condition, having only the necessity of repair and replace some wooden elements of the roof structure.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe wide use of wood in this type of ancient construction goes from the partitions ceilings and walls, to the floors, interior and exterior openings, paneling, doors, roof, and remaining structure floor levels: ground-floor and floor. It was needed a careful work approach, that allowed the protection of those elements, including its recovery and some replacements.Save this picture!SectionThe proposal combines the recover necessity of all the existing elements, introducing a three bedroom typology program, with the programmatic and typologic necessary adaptations. The house is mostly developed in its middle floor, maintaining the visual comfort characteristics, material and salubrity, gathering in this floor its main habitable compartments. On the lower level is the designated service space area, proposed location of spaces such has the laundry, the support small kitchen, storeroom and toilet, all fully concentrated along the north side of the building, freeing the remaining area for installation of workspace/office and multipurpose room.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioAs for the top floor, the changes are only at a construction level, with the revision of coverage, gutters and roofs, and introducing some new enhancements, like the 5 new skylights that improve natural lighting and ventilation, and also the thermal insulation and wood paneling coating of the attic, allowing a more homogeneous and recreational use of space.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe intermediate floor, already conditioned by the previously constructed matrix, suffered an additional function effort to place all its different areas – including rooms, living room and kitchen – in existing compartments, meaning that the new bathroom location moves to the old kitchen area. A new vertical circulation area appears uniting the 3 different floors, and in an area earlier occupied by the old access ladder and storage area.Save this picture!Floor PlanAll the intervention had a high need to safeguard and recovery all the possible existing elements, either on a structural level or at the maintenance of the functional formal and material matrix. A special care effort, building and applying all the infrastructure installation, was made, maintaining the original building characteristics, making it independent from all lighting, plumbing and HVAC facilities.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioAs for the new support created areas, the used material was the wooden structure with the lightweight, easy to assemble and essentially reversible, OSB panels or VIROC, not introducing any structural changes in the building. Regarding the other new support created areas, such as infrastructure, new cabinets, toilets, kitchen, vertical circulation, and others; they were all executed in lacquered or varnished wood, in a sort of contemporary and neutral language.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe new intervention does not conceal or hide itself, but having the sense for permanent coexistence, it seeks an adjustment to new silent spaces, revalidating them and looking for the lowest visual noise.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA ARHITEKTI Creates Ceramic Mosaic for ETI ShowroomArchitecture NewsAustralian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National AwardsArchitecture News Share “COPY” Year: Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio+ 46 Share House in Ovar / Nelson ResendeSave this projectSaveHouse in Ovar / Nelson Resende Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560532/house-in-ovar-nelson-resende Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNelson ResendeOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOvarPortugalPublished on November 07, 2014Cite: “House in Ovar / Nelson Resende” 07 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Dwell Development Projects “COPY” “COPY” The Greenest Home on the Block / Caron Architecture + Dwell Development Structural Engineer:Carissa FarkasDeveloper:Dwell DevelopmentCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tucker EnglishResidential developer, Dwell Development LLC, is pushing the envelope of sustainable design and green construction in the Pacific Northwest with the completion of the first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle. The cutting-edge combination of green technology, renewables, and reclaimed materials help the 2,218 square-foot home meet the rigorous requirements for Emerald Star certification developed by the Built Green residential building program.Save this picture!© Tucker EnglishThe Built Green certification program was developed to establish environmental standards for construction materials, energy efficiency, water use and indoor air quality. The voluntary program requires builders to follow a specific set of criteria to attain a Built Green rating ranging from 3-Star, 4-Star, 5-Star or Emerald Star.Save this picture!© Tucker EnglishDwell Development is the only residential developer in Washington state that exclusively builds 5-Star Built Green homes and is leading the charge for green building certification in the region with the completion of the Emerald Star project, Dwell Development’s 100th certified home. Emerald Star certified homes are required to achieve net zero energy using a renewable source such as solar or wind. Other requirements include 70% reduction in water use, 90% reclaimed or FSC certified wood materials, and exceptional indoor air quality.Save this picture!© Tucker EnglishIn order to meet Built Green’s renewable energy requirement, Dwell Development brought in local experts, Puget Sound Solar, to configure and install 6.6kW of photovoltaic panels on the roof. “The key to zero energy home building is to properly insulate and seal the home so heat and air are not lost through cracks in the building envelope,” says Anthony Maschmedt, owner of Dwell Development. The Emerald Star features advanced framing, insulation, and high-performance Euroclime wood-framed windows and doors creating an airtight seal impervious to leaks and city sounds.Save this picture!Building First Floor PlanInside, the Zehnder Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system works around the clock to expunge stale air and fill the home with fresh, clean air, while also maintaining a comfortable temperature year-round. Showcasing Dwell Development’s commitment to pushing the envelope of sustainable building, the team installed a 450% efficient hot water heat pump from Australia to provide hot water and in-floor radiant heat, “this system is revolutionary for the industry. The Sanden uses 1kW of energy to generate 4.5kW of heat, that’s 78% less energy compared to traditional hot water systems. Not only is it better for the environment, its better for the homeowner’s bottom line.” says Anthony Maschmedt.Save this picture!© Tucker EnglishReclaimed materials were carefully sought out to adhere to the Emerald Star certification requirements. The home’s framing package is FSC certified wood, which is a rare feat in residential building because finding a local supplier can be challenging and expensive. The home’s exterior siding is reclaimed Douglas Fir and naturally weathered steel roofing panels from a cannery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, which also act as a protective rain screen. The floors, stairs, and treads were built out of 100-year-old hand sewn mixed hardwoods from Montana creating a stunning combination. Countertops, cabinets and tile made locally from high-recycled content contribute to the home’s impressive inventory of eco-friendly materials.Save this picture!© Tucker EnglishBuilding an energy efficient home of this caliber requires a smart and strategic architectural layout. Dwell Development partnered with local firm, Caron Architects, to design the three-story home in Seattle’s vibrant Ballard neighborhood. The Dwell Development team carefully configured the roof and window placement to maximize solar gain without sacrificing modern aesthetics. The urban location fulfills another Built Green requirement; the home must be within a half mile of at least five essential services. This is a requirement meant to minimize the use of cars for everyday errands; but in the case of longer trips, the built-in EV charging conduit is there to support a more sustainable lifestyle.Save this picture!Building Third Floor PlanDwell Development’s holistic approach to sustainable building helps homeowners conserve resources and cut costs while also setting the bar high for other residential developers. As more and more homeowners are investing in green upgrades, Dwell Development’s homes come standard with energy efficient lighting, technology and appliances. Emerald Star certification is the next step for sustainable building and with Dwell Development leading the way, zero energy homes will become the standard.Save this picture!© Tucker EnglishText by Dwell Development.Project gallerySee allShow less[ME]morial Thesis Honors 2011 Japan Earthquake VictimsUnbuilt ProjectMonocle 24 Visits Some of the World’s ‘Second Cities’Architecture News Share Year: ArchDaily Interior Design: CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Area: 2218 ft² Area: 2218 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772035/the-greenest-home-on-the-block-caron-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCaron ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on August 22, 2015Cite: “The Greenest Home on the Block / Caron Architecture + Dwell Development” 22 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Joshua White PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessFloating Restaurant / Simo Freese ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSaint-Sauveur House / Hors-ChampsSelected Projects Share United States AD Classics: Kings Road House / Rudolf Schindler CopySecluded behind a screen of tall bamboo shoots in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, the Kings Road House may be considered the first home ever built in the Modernist style. Designed by Rudolf Schindler in 1921, the architect’s use of tilt-slab concrete construction (highly innovative at the time) and an informal studio layout, set it apart from its contemporaries; indeed, the design would set the tone for other Modernist residential design for decades.+ 10During his architectural studies in his hometown of Vienna, Austria, Rudolf Schindler became intent on traveling to the United States to work with Frank Lloyd Wright. He sailed to New York only five months before the outbreak of the First World War; by the war’s end in 1918, he had achieved his goal and joined Wright’s practice. In 1919, Schindler married Sophie Pauline Gibling, a music teacher and political activist from Minneapolis who shared his distaste for traditional institutions – including marriage itself.Wright invited the newlyweds to his Taliesin studio in Wisconsin in July 1920. The experience had a significant impact on both Rudolf and Sophie–the manner in which the house and its rural surroundings coexisted in harmony appealed to them, and they began to dream of building a new studio home for themselves.Save this picture!Courtesy of The United States Library of CongressRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXSave this picture!Courtesy of Flickr user John ZacherleThe opportunity for Schindler to build his dream house arose when he and his wife moved to Los Angeles later that year. It was there that Schindler developed an acquaintanceship with the architect Irving Gill, who, in Schindler’s opinion, was the only local designer attempting to break away from the Spanish Colonial revival popular in Los Angeles in the early 1920s. Schindler was particularly fascinated by Gill’s work in tilt-slab construction, in which concrete walls were poured into molds and tilted into place on site after curing. The pastoral serenity of Wright’s Taliesin and the industrial efficiency of Gill’s tilt-slab concrete would ultimately come together in the designs Schindler began drawing up in November 1921.Save this picture!Courtesy of The United States Library of CongressThe house was conceived not as a single-family residence, but as one to be shared with Marian and Clyde Chace. Schindler would serve as the architect for the project, while Chace acted as the builder. The partnership would therefore save the two couples money on both the labor and material costs of the project. Further economy would be achieved by siting the house on a 200 square foot (18.6 square meter) lot on Kings Road in what was then unincorporated land between Beverly Hills and Hollywood. The planning phase lasted only two months, from November to December of 1921. The final scheme emerged after four design iterations, the last of which was updated to account for the impending birth of the Chace’s first child.Save this picture!Courtesy of The United States Library of CongressSchindler’s scheme for the Kings Road House was a mixture of individual studios and communal living spaces. He characterized the design as a “cooperative dwelling for two young couples:” a private studio for each adult inhabitant, an entrance hall, an enclosed patio and a bathroom for each couple, two open terraces on the roof for sleeping, a single communal kitchen, and a guest apartment comprised the spaces within the house. The three-bladed pinwheel plan of the building also created several distinct garden spaces at both ends of the lot, carrying the private atmosphere of the interior into the gardens.Save this picture!© Joshua WhiteThe Schindlers and Chaces broke ground on their new home on February 15, 1922. All four future residents took part in the construction process, which centered on Schindler’s improvements on Gill’s tilt-slab system. Whereas Gill had prefabricated entire walls, Schindler used a system of four-foot long (1.2 meter) units, theoretically allowing them to be tilted into position by two men without the use of a crane. The seam between each slab was expressed in glass, breaking the monotony of the unfinished concrete and admitting light into the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Flickr user collectmomentsThe roof was supported by a comparatively traditional post-and-beam system. In the studios, one end of each redwood beam was supported by the concrete wall slabs; the other end was supported by two wooden posts. Nonstructural lumber, along with glass and canvas, was also used to create interior partitions and patio doorways. The resulting effect was that of heavy opacity and remarkable openness on opposite sides of each studio, with the garden foliage visible from almost every room in the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of The United States Library of CongressConstruction proceeded quickly, with the house essentially completed by June 1922. For two years, the Schindlers and the Chaces continued to develop their new home by installing new fixtures and purchasing furniture, neither of which they had a budget for after the initial construction of the house. Unfortunately, financial pressures continued to put strain on both couples, and after having a second child, the Chaces had to leave for Florida in July 1924. Less than a year later, Richard Neutra moved into the house along with his wife and son. Schindler’s marriage had already begun to erode before the departure of the Chaces, and while his new professional partnership with Neutra stimulated his burgeoning architectural career, his relationship with his wife only continued to decline. By 1927, Pauline split with her husband and moved out; the Neutras moved out in 1930, and though Schindler continued to lecture alongside Neutra, their relationship grew noticeably colder.Save this picture!© Luke FiedererToward the end of the 1930s, Pauline returned to the house that she and her ex-husband had built. Schindler lived in the studios originally built for the two of them, while Pauline took up residence in the apartments formerly inhabited by the Chaces and the Neutras. The two shared the home as a divorced couple until Schindler’s death in 1953. In 1974, Pauline created a nonprofit organization, the Friends of the Schindler House, to help ensure the house’s preservation. The organization acquired the house in 1980 and began a program to restore the house based on its original completion in 1922. In 1994, a partnership with with the MAK/Austrian Museum of Applied Arts turned the Kings Road House into the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles – a public exhibition gallery in what is now considered West Hollywood.Save this picture!Courtesy of The United States Library of CongressThe world has changed around the Kings Road House. What was formerly open flat land has been completely infilled; indeed, the house is now dwarfed to either side by multi-level apartment buildings. Despite this, the vision shared by Schindler and his wife in 1920 still prevails: hidden behind its neighbors and its verdant curtain wall, the house continues to seamlessly merge indoors and outdoors into one calm, harmonious space.References Smith, Kathryn. Schindler House. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001. p7. Smith, p7-14. Smith, p16. Smith, p17-18. Smith, p18. Sweeney, Robert and Judith Sheine. Schindler, Kings Road, and Southern California Modernism. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2012. p14-15. Sweeney and Sheine, p15. Smith, p24-28. Sweeney and Sheine, p18. Sweeney and Sheine, p20. MAK Center. “Schindler House.” Accessed February 9, 2016. http://makcenter.org/sites/schindler-house/. Smith, p26. “Schindler House.”Houses•West Hollywood, United States Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783384/ad-classics-kings-road-house-rudolf-schindler Clipboard CopyAbout this officeProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesWest HollywoodModernistRudolph SchindlerModernismRichard NeutraFrank Lloyd WrightLos AngelesCaliforniaRudolf SchindlerTilt PanelTilt UpClyde ChaseTilt SlabUnited StatesPublished on March 16, 2016Cite: Luke Fiederer. “AD Classics: Kings Road House / Rudolf Schindler” 16 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790189/residence-j-and-c-open-studio-pty-ltd Clipboard Architecture & Interior Design: Architectural Design: CopyHouses•Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790189/residence-j-and-c-open-studio-pty-ltd Clipboard “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.+ 21 Share Products used in this ProjectLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionStructural & Civil Engineer:Perrett Simpson Pty LtdInterior Design:Open Studio Pty LtdStructural Engineer:Perrett Simpson P/LCivil Engineer:Perrett Simpson P/LCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.Text description provided by the architects. The clients’ brief was clear and simple: a semi-permanent residence – something more than a weekender – for a couple, their dog and sporadic visitors. The site, located in Somers and virtually on the beach, offers panoramic views across Western Port Bay. Somers is a small beachside town established in the 1920s, stretching from the Coolart Wetlands to the Cerberus Naval Base on the Mornington Peninsula. Although just one hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is still a relatively low key holiday place, characterised by elevated modernist fibro houses, unfenced gardens and native bushland vegetation.Save this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.Save this picture!planSave this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.Early concepts exploring the possibility of a single storey building were soon abandoned in favour of an elevated two-storey scheme to achieve a modest footprint and minimise the disruption to vegetation and topography. The majority of the site remains untouched, maintaining a continuous and informal landscape stretching from the street to the creek’s embankment. The entry approach is subtle and indirect. The house is placed on the highest point of the site, making the most of the spectacular outlook.Save this picture!SectionThe building form is an arrangement of stacked boxes that extend to create protected balconies and decks. Fully glazed ends are oriented towards the ever-changing sea views (to the South) or filtered sun through treetops (to the North). Custom-made windows with substantial hardwood frames are used throughout the house. Their configuration varies according to the room’s function. External materials and colours have been selected both to blend in with the natural vegetation and for pragmatic reasons (low maintenance, sustainability, bush-fire protection…)Save this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.The program has been organised in three zones, a flexible and open living space on the upper floor, the main bedroom and guests’ bedrooms on the lower floor. A central core of circulation and services links yet separates the different zonesSave this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.Internally, materials and finishes are kept to a simple two-tone colour scheme. White walls and minimal joinery contrast with dark stained and waxed timber elements (hardwood floor, window frames, fireplace unit…). Frameless pivot doors and flush skirtings are used throughout to heighten the sense of space and openness.Save this picture!© Open Studio Pty Ltd.Project gallerySee allShow lessInternational Summer Workshop Model Making in the Digital AgeWorkshopThis App Lets You Manipulate BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion on Your iPad ScreenArchitecture News Share Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen, Archilux, Weathertex Year: Architects: Open Studio Pty Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Area: 170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Open Studio Pty Ltd Photographs Photographs: Open Studio Pty Ltd. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Residence J&C / Open Studio Pty Ltd Residence J&C / Open Studio Pty LtdSave this projectSaveResidence J&C / Open Studio Pty Ltd Open Studio Pty Ltd Australia Projects ArchDaily Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Contractor / Builder: MRC Constructions “COPY” 2016 CopyAbout this officeOpen Studio Pty LtdOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustraliaPublished on June 30, 2016Cite: “Residence J&C / Open Studio Pty Ltd” 30 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
City:WalesCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jonathon DonnellyRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Slate Cabin is a writer’s retreat perched on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Mid Wales. The building is set in a lush green valley that is ringed by barren, windswept hills and grazing pastures.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanIn response to this beautiful and yet harsh landscape, the cabin is a reductive black box that is anchored to the ground. It provides protection and respite to visitors who wish to escape the wind, rain and snow. Save this picture!© Jonathon DonnellySlate Cabin is inspired by the very bedrock of Wales – its slate. Wales is a unique landscape, scattered with stone-strewn mountains, abandoned quarries and old slate homes. These qualities encouraged us to base our design around this local and historically significant material.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricSlate Cabin is envisaged as a visual infrastructure for cataloguing Welsh slate. The exterior of the cabin is covered in local stone, which is fixed to the building like oversized shingles. These recycled slate tiles were reclaimed from nearby farms, and are mottled and pockmarked with weather and time. They result in a building that is at home in the hills, with a rugged and rustic appearance.Save this picture!© Jonathon DonnellyIn essence, the building is a simple, rectangular volume. The exterior is dark and muted, with a contrasting interior that is honeyed and warm. The spatial organisation is simple, with a single room for essential activities – sleeping, cooking, resting and relaxing – and a bathroom tucked behind.The main room is designed as a crafted piece of joinery. Subtle shifts and steps are used to differentiate between functions, creating rooms within a larger volume. The bed sits up on a raised platform, and pulls back to provide space for a seat and desk. The bed head, meanwhile, wraps around to house a built in seat and table. This acts as a cosy place to share meals, which can be cooked on a small wood-burning stove.Save this picture!© Jonathon DonnellyElsewhere, storage and shelves are artfully integrated. Stairs to the bed platform become a space to store books and shoes, while a shelf above the bathroom acts as a slot for hiking packs. All services are self-contained, which means that the cabin operates off-the-grid.Throughout the cabin, openings are carefully considered to capture small vignettes. Along one wall, a slot window frames a long, panoramic landscape of mountains and fields. Meanwhile, a continuous lantern of high windows bathe the space in natural light. Glancing up to these windows reveals glimpses of distant hills and spindly, swaying branches.Save this picture!© Jonathon DonnellyTo create a serene experience, the cabin is built of as few materials as possible. Soft, gentle textures intentionally contrast the stark stone exterior. Almost all of the surfaces are lined in birch plywood, which softly diffuses the light. The ceilings are draped in a woven hessian, a playful reference to the rural context.The architectural approach explores the tension between permanence and impermanence, the efficient act of prefabrication and the slow beauty lent by natural materials. The building bears the traces of time, and is designed to blend in to its rural setting.Save this picture!© Jonathon DonnellyProject gallerySee allShow lessGolden Pin Design Award 2017Built Projects & MasterplansCall for Submissions: A&D Trophy Awards 2017Call for Submissions Share Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874587/slate-cabin-trias-studio Clipboard ArchDaily RBW Carpentry Save this picture!© Jonathon Donnelly+ 12 Share Area: 13 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: “COPY” CopyHouses, Small Scale•Wales, United Kingdom Architects: TRIAS Area Area of this architecture project 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874587/slate-cabin-trias-studio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTRIASOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScaleWalesEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on June 30, 2017Cite: “Slate Cabin / TRIAS ” 30 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs Projects Area: 70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses Pigna / Architetto Beltrame Claudio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881097/pigna-architetto-beltrame-claudio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArchitetto Beltrame ClaudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalborghetto ValbrunaItalyPublished on October 09, 2017Cite: “Pigna / Architetto Beltrame Claudio” 09 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Number Of Stories:2 storiesSite Area:254.17 m2Building Area:228.35 m2Architect In Charge:Jo NagasakaProject Team:Ryosuke YamamotoCity:NobeokaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. This is a residential renovation project for a couple living in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe existing building had served as a residence/factory when the client was a child. The original wood building had started as a residence/shop, and as the business grew, it eventually got expanded by adding extra spaces first and a storage space later, both made of steel structures. As a result, it became a building complex composed of three blocks in the end. It is a two-story building made of a combination of wood and steel structures, with the building area of 230m2 and the total floor area of 440m2. The clients made the decision to renovate the existing building instead of reconstructing it. Initially, this project started as part of a special program organized by a Japanese magazine BRUTUS, which invited readers who wanted to renovate their houses as well as several selected architects, and matched each reader to his/her favorite architect to design the renovation. When we received a postcard from the client outlining his request, we looked up street views of the project site on Google Maps and couldn’t believe the scale of the building: we wondered, “is this really a renovation and not a reconstruction?”Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Takumi OtaAfter that, we met and talked with the client and his wife and impressed by their passion to treasure and carry on the legacy of the building used by their family and employees for a long time. As we proceeded with the renovation plan, we discussed further details and found out that the total floor area needed for the client’s life would be as small as 170 m2, even if we accommodated all the requested elements. It meant that we had considerable excess floor areas in relation to the whole.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaAlthough the fact that we had “more floor areas than necessary”, which would never happen in urban areas, was unfamiliar to us, we re-organized the spaces by locating necessary places while inserting voids here and there. And these voids would be kept there in expectation of accommodating the client’s future passion.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThese voids could not be kept as they were, but they required some costs for repairs and reinforcements, which were considered as a future investment. Keeping these voids is an experimental challenge in a way, because we don’t know exactly what kind of future passion may arise. Yet, such voids, created somewhere between the interior and the building envelope, generates a dynamic space that raises expectations for something to happen. I am not the only one who feels passion for such unknown possibilities. We are looking forward to seeing what will happen here in the future.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessShenzhen Talent Park / AUBESelected ProjectsPalmetto Library / Houser Walker ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Construction: Area: 440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects House in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886055/house-in-nobeoka-schemata-architects Clipboard Photographs Architects: Schemata Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 19 Share ArchDaily Japan Year: 2017 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSchemata ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNobeokaJapanPublished on December 27, 2017Cite: “House in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects” 26 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Renovation of a Single House / MIDE architetti Italy Architects: MIDE architetti Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Alessandra Bello+ 22Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Manufacturers: Flos, LivingOther Participants:Bruno MosoleArchitect In Charge:Fabrizio Michielon, Sergio de GioiaCity:JesoloCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloText description provided by the architects. Renovation of a semi-detached house situated in the Venice province, centered within a large parcel in the rural area of the city of Jesolo.The aim of providing a comprehensive response to the natural context prompted to strong and dynamic design expressions.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe roof-covering outline characterizes the design trend. The structure has externally been cleaned up from all technical elements, such as cornices and drainpipes, of which it is usually composed of and that have been integrated within it, contributing to obtain a simple volume of linear and essential profiles.Save this picture!Basement SchemeThanks to thorough cut-offs of the masonry, the ground floor perimeter was radically transformed into a continuous glazed space that dialogues directly with the immediate outside. The contribution of glass surfaces characterizes the entire intervention, particularly for the spa and wellness area that, with a large fixed window, is visually connected to the underside of the swimming pool, situated in the external garden.The dialogue is reaffirmed by the choice of a uniform and continuous stone paving for both interior and exterior spaces, as well as the use of wide glazed walls which, playing with light and reflections act as thin diaphragms that never constrains and encloses the inside.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloContrasted to the molding of ‘breathing’ and open volumes of the living spaces, which are allowed to stretch and encompass the outside landscape, the night area follows requirements of introspection and privacy, almost in antithesis with the ground level and retaining the existing fenestration.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe central room consists of a long open space, featured by the presence of the false ceiling composed of wood triangle-shaped listels. The structure is retreated from the perimetral windows in order to allow light to largely enter the space and make it visible from the courtyard outside.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat Would Happen if Other People Designed BuildingsArchitecture NewsCottage in Vilnius / Studio Interjero Architektura + Architect Indre SunklodieneSelected Projects Share Photographs: Alessandra Bello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Jesolo, Italy ArchDaily 2013 Year: Houses Renovation of a Single House / MIDE architettiSave this projectSaveRenovation of a Single House / MIDE architetti “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874988/renovation-of-a-single-house-mide-architetti Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874988/renovation-of-a-single-house-mide-architetti Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMIDE architettiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationJesoloItalyPublished on January 09, 2018Cite: “Renovation of a Single House / MIDE architetti ” 09 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Felipe UgaldeText description provided by the architects. The BL II house or “Hammer Cabin”, as the owners call it, has an area of 32 square meters and is composed of an open space with a mezzanine room and a bathroom with exterior access. The house works as an independent cabin for guests or for rental. Therefore both its position on the lot and its configuration in plant and section establish privacy relations with respect to the main house and also the necessary climatic protection. The northern and southern elevations are opaque for wind and rain protection while the west façade opens towards the ocean sheltering from the sun by an eaves. The main structure of the walls is projected on the terrace enhancing its use, appropriation and protection.Save this picture!© Felipe UgaldeRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Felipe UgaldeSave this picture!Elevation – SectionSave this picture!© Felipe UgaldeProject gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV Proposes Respectful Renovation for 19th Century Heritage Building in Wrocław, …Architecture NewsVilla Comano / Attilio Panzeri & PartnersSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903132/bl-2-house-hammer-cabin-umwelt Clipboard Chile Houses 2017 CopyHouses, Small Scale•Cáhuil, Chile BL 2 House – Hammer Cabin / UMWELT Projects “COPY” Area: 32 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903132/bl-2-house-hammer-cabin-umwelt Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Year: BL 2 House – Hammer Cabin / UMWELTSave this projectSaveBL 2 House – Hammer Cabin / UMWELTSave this picture!© Felipe Ugalde+ 9Curated by Diego Hernández Share Photographs: Felipe UgaldeCosntruction:Constructora AltamareaStructural Calculation:Francisco MillaPrice:19 UF/m2Architects In Charge:Ignacio García Partarrieu, Arturo ScheideggerCity:CáhuilCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess Specs Architects: UMWELT Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeUMWELTOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScaleCáhuilChilePublished on October 03, 2018Cite: “BL 2 House – Hammer Cabin / UMWELT” [CASA BL 2 / UMWELT] 03 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 668 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: em-estudio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Lutron, Duravit, KitchenAid, Saint-Gobain, Smeg, Subzero/Wolf, Villeroy & Boch, AYUSO, ES-PARKET, INTERCASA, Sandermo, Solive, VALVOStructures:Grupo Acero y Concreto. Domingo UriarteEngineering:Francisco RamirezCity:ZapopanCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mara Sánchez Renero LabelleRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the western side of Guadalajara, Jalisco, in a private housing development overlooking the forest of La Primavera. The project reveals itself as a concrete frame that slides laterally over a stone base, generating the gesture of the entrance to the residence. The access is through a stone staircase that rises from street level, through a lush garden until reaching an open wooden corridor that culminates on the main door.Save this picture!© Mara Sánchez Renero LabelleSave this picture!Save this picture!© Mara Sánchez Renero LabelleIn the middle of the lobby, rises a sculptural staircase made of wood, metal and glass that floats over a water mirror that permeates the exterior indoors, connecting the private area of the bedrooms on the top floor with the social area on the ground floor, continuing to the basement, where the wine cellar and the garage are, with a staircase that submerges in the water.Save this picture!© Mara Sánchez Renero LabelleThe social area is an open space where the kitchen, being the core of the project, coexists spatially and visually with the living room and the dining room. This space faces the garden, which is delimited by large eucalyptus trees, through a large window that hides inside a wooden wall, allowing a complete interaction of interior with exterior.Save this picture!© Mara Sánchez Renero LabelleThe posterior façade is generated with a concrete border that frames the public areas on the ground floor and the terrace in the main bedroom, the gym and the family room on the top floor. On one side of the concrete frame is the terrace / patio with wooden deck that complements the social space.Save this picture!© Mara Sánchez Renero LabelleProject gallerySee allShow lessBeatrice Bonzanigo Unveils Off-Grid Micro Home for Milan Design WeekArchitecture NewsKPF Completes Brâncuși-Inspired Sculptural Tower in ShanghaiArchitecture News Share Houses LMLTTE House / em-estudio Save this picture!© Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Zapopan, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912895/lmltte-house-em-estudio Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912895/lmltte-house-em-estudio Clipboard 2018 CopyAbout this officeem-estudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanMexicoPublished on March 11, 2019Cite: “LMLTTE House / em-estudio” [Casa LMLTTE / em-estudio] 11 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914315/troon-modern-residence-kendle-design-collaborative Clipboard Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Builder: Architects: Kendle Design Collaborative Area Area of this architecture project Troon Modern Residence / Kendle Design Collaborative Save this picture!© Miguel Coelho+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2019 Houses Landscape Design: City:ScottsdaleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Miguel CoelhoText description provided by the architects. A bold yet minimal residence in Troon North contrasts against the organic softness of the desert floor and rising Pinnacle Peak Heights to the east. The geometric layout of the planters and sharp edges of block walls, accented with dark metal slots and apertures, stand against the backdrop of the mountain and desert brush. Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoEntering the tall volume of the foyer not only connects one to the picturesque desert through a soaring two-story window but also calls attention to bands of light intermittently cast through the walnut stair treads. The plan is carefully organized to shield views of the neighboring properties while an ample wall of retracting glass choreographs the flow of air and light, allowing the home to become an extension of nature.Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoSave this picture!Rendering SectionSave this picture!© Miguel CoelhoOutdoor recreational spaces, sheltered by deep cantilevered roofs, are framed by low concrete block walls to maintain continuous visibility to the desert context. The terrace provides a peaceful platform for watching the sunset give way to the twilight skies and sparkling lights of downtown in the distance.Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoWindow fenestration is articulated to compose a succession of desert scenes as one travels upstairs: framed views prompt one to ascend the walnut stairs, quick glimpses to the remote horizon redirect one to peer into the master bathroom, then expansive views reward one with all-encompassing tranquility in the master bedroom.Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoProject gallerySee allShow lessMadison Park Ranch House / SHED Architecture & DesignSelected ProjectsSidral House / CampoTallerSelected Projects Share Area: 4100 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Bosch, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Subzero/Wolf, Arcadia Custom, VALVO CopyAbout this officeKendle Design CollaborativeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesScottsdaleUnited StatesPublished on April 04, 2019Cite: “Troon Modern Residence / Kendle Design Collaborative” 04 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Bulevar Residential Building / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos + Buró4Save this projectSaveBulevar Residential Building / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos + Buró4Save this picture!© Jesús Granada+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share Products used in this ProjectBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Premium SystemsLead Architects:Gabriel Verd Gallego, Ramón Cuevas Rebollo, Jesús Díaz Gómez, Jorge Ferral SevillaClients:Promociones HábitatEngineering:SuringenieríaCollaborators:Rafael Jiménez Rodríguez, Rosario Rodríguez Cazorla, Antonio Alonso Campaña, Isabel Jiménez López, Ismael Ferral SevillaCity:Mairena del AljarafeCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jesús GranadaText description provided by the architects. This project commenced just as the economy was beginning to recover from the recession. The aim was to come up with a residential development that was the different from the one widely used in the area and base on an obsolete partial development plan. The old plan proposed blocks with a wide width and interior courtyards for ventilation, but where the orientation of the homes and the organisation of the free areas were not a priority. Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaTo amend the plan, a detailed study had to be drafted, setting out a different type of block, one that was ccompatible with the general plan in force and wich would help to create a new city model. To achieve this, a more efficient and sustainable volumen than the traditional “H” block with a courtyard was proposed. The two main objetives were to prioritise the orientation of the homes and to create a free space with as many facilities as possible.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Jesús GranadaHabitat Bulever was therefore conceived as a residential complex laid out around a free space with an urban scale, with a square comparable in size to the well-know landmark of Patio Banderas beside the Alcázar in Seville. The building is organised around this square. It forms the quiet and isolated nucleus in which the private life of the development unfolds… similar to how people live not so along ago in corral communal dwellings, like one big family. A building model with a 12-metre bay was designed. Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaThis allowed the construction on off loor-through apartments with double ventilation and light, where all living areas are placed to the best orientating façade, thus giving the lunges an terraces the best sunning and lightingn. Three materials confer its characteristic and identifying image to the building. Clinker brick for the façades, concrete for the exposed structure and sheet metal latticework for the protection of kitchens and stairs.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Jesús GranadaThe changing of light and shadow on the texture of these three materials gives a rich image that evolves along the day and which Habitat Boulevar is being recognized. This perception of textures is also change according to distance … nearly you can see the careful execution of the brick tile, the touch of concrete or the perfection of the geometry of the sheet… but as soon as one moves away from them they are diluted like the threads of a tapestry to give way to the forms that show the large volumes of the building. Spain “COPY” Bulevar Residential Building / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos + Buró4 Apartments CopyApartments•Mairena del Aljarafe, Spain ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924668/bulevar-residential-building-gabriel-verd-arquitectos-plus-buro4 Clipboard Architects: Buró4, Gabriel Verd Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Lisbon / ARX PortugalSelected ProjectsTsukimi Restaurant / Studio TackSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Av. de los Olmos, 58, 41927 Mairena del Aljarafe, Sevilla, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area: 14975 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects Photographs: Jesús Granada Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: BANDALUX, Technal, Daisalux, ESCOFET, Grohe, Industrias Imar, Isover, Knauf, La Paloma cerámicas, Lamp Lighting, Porcelanosa Grupo, Roca, Barry Alloc, Gecol, KOMPAN, UrbanPlay Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924668/bulevar-residential-building-gabriel-verd-arquitectos-plus-buro4 Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGabriel Verd ArquitectosOfficeFollowBuró4OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMairena del AljarafeOn FacebookSpainPublished on September 13, 2019Cite: “Bulevar Residential Building / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos + Buró4” [Hábitat Bulevar / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos + Buró4] 13 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937551/ciruelo-7-house-warm-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeWarm ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCancúnOn FacebookMexicoPublished on April 15, 2020Cite: “Ciruelo 7 House / Warm Architects” [Casa Ciruelo 7 / Warm Architects] 15 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
House El Barrial / ByMura Design StudioSave this projectSaveHouse El Barrial / ByMura Design Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Blu Dot, Adobe, Becara y Dupuis, Dahlia, David Pompa, H&M, Products ByMura, Trimble, Zara Home Lorena Gámez “COPY” Year: Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945343/house-el-barrial-bymura-design-studio Clipboard “COPY” Architects: ByMura Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project Engineering And Construction:GAVA Capital, Sebastián G.Landscaping:Lupita Berlanga Landscape ArchitectureCollaborating Architects:GAVA Capital, Sebastián G.Collaborators:BrownPaper BagCity:SantiagoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© The RawsRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. El Barrial is an authentic experience of resting and living together as a family. The project is located in the “El Barrial” area, in the municipality of Santiago, Nuevo León. Away from the city, the noise and stress disappear little by little along a dirt road until you get lost in the middle of the forest on a hill with panoramic views of an infinite valley of trees and mountains. Undoubtedly a destination that inspires peace and connection with nature. Finding the perfect balance between the needs of the client and the site gives the project a unique essence.Save this picture!© The RawsSave this picture!© The RawsAn essence dictated mainly by nature that becomes the main protagonist of the project from any point of view. It is impossible not to be amazed by the views through the large windows that characterize the architecture of the cabin, scenarios that motivated us to give the priority to nature at all times. The design proposal focused on taking the exterior landscape as a priority, owning it, and bringing it inside.Save this picture!© The RawsThe contrast was established between a rustic style that refers to nature and an industrial style that adapts to the basic needs of the family in a simple way, without ever competing with our main character. The materials were specially selected to achieve this harmony and highlight the properties of the site. Giving life to a design of a rustic-industrial style in which natural elements such as raw wood, stone, and bare concrete predominate giving a feeling of warmth alongside colder elements such as black ironwork. We created spaces where rigid shapes merge into planked concrete, rectangular wooden panels, and reticulated ironwork.Save this picture!© The RawsSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© The RawsComplementing them with organic shapes in the textiles, accessories, natural wood pieces, and furniture that were exclusively designed for the project taking into account the practicality and easy maintenance of each space. The architectural program of El Barrial is the expression of a modern cabin divided into two independent volumes connected only by nature, thus separating social life from private life. The first cabin focuses on social spaces and amenities under the ideology of an open floor plan. Incorporating the living room, dining room, and kitchen in the same space, in direct contact with the terrace and the pool.Save this picture!© The RawsThe main benefit of using an open floor plan concept is to unite different activities within the same space, which encourages comfort and functionality but above all greater family coexistence. In addition, it allows better natural lighting and the illusion of a larger space that connects and expands with the exterior landscape. The second cabin, unlike the social volume, seeks privacy and shelter. It is governed by a corridor as the main axis, which has two main sources of natural lighting, in one end through the access door and at the other end with a small patio that has become one of our favourite images.Save this picture!© The RawsSave this picture!© The RawsDuring construction, we collected pieces of natural wood of different sizes to transform them into an artistic element that we later decided to use as the perfect finishing touch, placing a handmade wooden sculpture in the centre of the patio that contrasts in materiality with the gabions of the retaining wall at the back. The emblematic hallway plays with light and shadow to convey a feeling of intimacy since it functions as a distributor to the family bedrooms. Save this picture!© The RawsOne for the children with two bunk beds at the back, one for visitors and the master bedroom with a privileged view of the valley, the same view that it shares with the bathroom, which inspired us to open up the entire area to turn it into a personal spa. We focus on giving life to a project that allows its visitors to forget about the city to connect with the immensity of nature in an environment of total peace and rest. Always remembering this game of contrasts that characterizes the style of the project. A perfect balance between form and function. Area: 630 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2019 CopyAbout this officeByMura Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiagoOn FacebookMexicoPublished on August 10, 2020Cite: “House El Barrial / ByMura Design Studio” [Casa El Barrial / ByMura Design Studio] 10 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951322/krib-residence-stam-architecten Clipboard Manufacturers: Cassina, EDRA, FRANKE, Nemetschek, Diresco, DuravitDesign Team:Els Schoenmaekers, Yasmijn Van Winkel, Carolien Potter, Karolien Van PutCollaborators:Martha bvbaCity:AntwerpCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yannick MilpasRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. A former workhouse, dating from the end of the 19th century/early 20th century, has been revived through a complete refurbishment. The original steel structure and cast-iron columns reveal the previous function of the building. They have been preserved and formed the central basis of this deeper situated historical building in Antwerp.Save this picture!© Yannick MilpasThe choice was made to create a flexible and luxurious duplex loft apartment, as a commercial space or office wasn’t allowed. A completely open space was realized, with a visual and spatial connection through the central two-story space. The functions are only separated from each other by transparent walls.Save this picture!© Yannick MilpasSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Yannick MilpasNatural light diffuses through all spaces and is enhanced by the addition of skylights. The design was realized with a high-quality finish in terms of materialization, techniques, and energy comfort. Space offers a blank canvas for any type of resident in the future.Save this picture!© Yannick MilpasProject gallerySee allShow lessResidence FSD / Govaert & Vanhoutte ArchitectsSelected ProjectsTheodor Herzl Center / Asaf LermanSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Antwerp, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Belgium Projects KRIB Residence / STAM architectenSave this projectSaveKRIB Residence / STAM architecten Loft CopyLoft, Renovation•Antwerp, Belgium CopyAbout this officeSTAM architectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentRenovationAntwerpOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on November 13, 2020Cite: “KRIB Residence / STAM architecten” 13 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957923/mazanka-apartment-makhno-studio Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Area: 98 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Ukraine Interior Design, Product Design:Serhii MakhnoInterior Design, Drawings:Viktor ZakharchenkoDrawings:Serhii FilonchukCity:KyivCountry:UkraineMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Serhii KadulinRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Mazanka is an apartment in a Kyiv skyscraper with a view of the Dnipro river, where ancient construction technologies were used. In the Ukrainian language, мазанка (mazanka) means a small village house built of wood, clay, and reeds. The name comes from the word мазати (mazaty) — to cover something with a layer of clay. Mazanka apartment is a dialogue of our architects with the past. And its result is a step towards the originality of modern Ukrainian design and Ukrainian culture as it is. The client of the project is a young woman who shares our views of a home as a place of strength. She chose our studio to fulfill her long-held dream — eco-housing with natural materials and modern technologies being harmoniously combined, and the design sophisticatedly emphasizing the uniqueness of the space. It was important for us not only to create an interior that will meet these requirements but also become near and dear to the customer.Save this picture!© Serhii KadulinFirst off, we designed an open but thematically zoned space for the owner’s favorite home routine: yoga, dancing, cooking. Therefore we combined the kitchen, living room, and balcony but left a fairly clear thematic division due to different textures and materials. The kitchen is located in the central area of the apartment. Ribbed cabinets make the space rhythmic. The granite tabletop island balances the jug lamps that attract attention with their playful form variation. The lines of the kitchen are airy and soft.Save this picture!© Serhii KadulinSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Serhii KadulinThe living area is almost an art object. The cube is decorated with plaster repeating the surface of ancient clay huts. The walls are covered with a special clay solution to get the desired volume. The relief was created by the element itself: when drying, the material had cracked and formed unique patterns. Here, the main beholder of such a force of nature is the Ochi lamp created by Makhno. In general, all the lighting in the apartment, except for the technical one, was created by Makhno Studio. Above the dining area, there is a handmade vine lamp.Save this picture!© Serhii KadulinThis craft was also popular in our culture, but now it took us several months to find a master who can create a work of such complexity. Above the kitchen island, there is a set of four jug lamps that were specifically created for this apartment. In the bedroom, there is a ceramic Makiivka lamp from the Inside. Out collection that topped the trendsetter list by ArchDaily at iSaloni 2019. The bedroom space is also open and connected to the bathroom. They are partitioned by translucent doors. The colors and textures of the living room endure in the sleeping area but perform differently. “I am in high spirits. My guests are especially fascinated by the clay “cave” as something unusual and impressive. As for me, it feels here like somewhere in the middle of wild untouched nature. I believe that the Ukrainian contemporary style will conquer even more hearts”, says Anastasia, the owner of the apartment.Save this picture!© Serhii KadulinProject gallerySee allShow lessKOW House / Edouard BrunetSelected ProjectsBugambilias House / Taller Mexicano de ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Kyiv, UkraineLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Makhno Studio Area Area of this architecture project Year: CopyApartments, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Kyiv, Ukraine Manufacturers: Bassa, Blanche, Makhno Studio Mazanka Apartment / Makhno StudioSave this projectSaveMazanka Apartment / Makhno Studio 2020 Serhii Makhno, Viktor Zakharchenko, Serhii Filonchuk Photographs CopyAbout this officeMakhno StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsKyivOn FacebookUkrainePublished on March 07, 2021Cite: “Mazanka Apartment / Makhno Studio” 07 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Save the Children US expects to sell $300,000 worth of merchandise over the Web this year. The American Civil Liberties Campaign generated $50,000 from its Web shop last year, although this didn’t cover all its fulfillment, development and merchandising costs.Read Charitable groups find revenue in Web retailing by Bob Tedeschi at The New York Times. 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. Selling online Howard Lake | 27 March 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement
Jack Straw criticises charity’s toy appeal Advertisement Home Secretary Jack Straw has attacked an appeal for toys for the children of asylum seekers which was launched by the Medical Foundaiton for the Care of Victims of Torture.Read Straw attacks charity plea for gifts to asylum speakers by Alan Travis at The Guardian. Howard Lake | 2 May 2000 | 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. 14 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
Howard Lake | 12 October 2000 | News For further information contact David Parker at ICFM. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has announced a new two-day training course on e-commerce, the Institute’s first training programme to focus on the Internet.The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has announced a new two-day training course on e-commerce, the Institute’s first training programme to focus on the Internet.The course is aimed at “those managers and fundraisers for whom the Internet is a tool not a passion,” and will be facilitated by Gareth Edwards, moderator of the e-commerce charities group and discussion forum, and Louise Engleman, former head of ICFM Training. Advertisement ICFM to offer course in e-commerce 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 Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has launched a legacy promotion campaign. Many charities run legacy campaigns of course, but this sector-wide initiative is different. It aims to encourage fundraisers and potential donors to recognise legacies as a vital source of income for charities of all types and sizes.The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has launched a legacy promotion campaign. Many charities run legacy campaigns of course, but this sector-wide initiative is different. It aims to encourage fundraisers and potential donors to recognise legacies as a vital source of income for charities of all types and sizes.It also aims to “dispel misconceptions and misunderstandings” about legacy fundraising, still regarded as a peculiar and slighly distasteful form of fundraising by too many fundraisers and charity managers. Advertisement 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 | 21 February 2001 | News The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has seconded Marketing Manager David Brann to act as Campaign Director for up to six months. Visit ICFM. 15 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 ICFM launches legacy promotion
Howard Lake | 3 August 2003 | News 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More than £1 million in Heritage Lottery Fund grant support has been provided to local communities across England by the Local Heritage Initiative in the first half of this year.The grants, ranging from £3,000 to £25,000, are given to community groups wishing to increase understanding, record and care for aspects of heritage.The Local Heritage Initiative is run by the Countryside Agency and distributes funds on behalf of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Building Society Nationwide provides additional sponsorship support. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Heritage Lottery Fund grants reach £1 million this year 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. Nicola Webley, head of the Local Heritage Initiative, said: “In the three years since we were formed we have given over £8 million to 651 community groups across the country. Last year the scheme was changed to allow groups to apply for 100% funding up to £25,000… The groups are now also able to benefit from cash advances, rather than claim back funds after payment.”The Local Heritage Initiative says that it is keen to encourage other community groups to come forward and apply for grant support to develop a heritage-based project in their area.
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 Next UK Fundraising News due on Monday Howard Lake | 4 December 2003 | News UK Fundraising News, our free fortnightly e-mail newsletter, will be published a day earlier next week on Monday 8 December.The newsletter lists all new additions to this site in the previous two weeks, together with a list of some of the recent discussions on the UK Fundraising Forum.In addition it features all the job vacancies currently listed on the site, together with various announcements from other commercial and non-profit organisations. Advertisement If you haven’t yet subscribed, do complete the registration form today. You can receive the newsletter in HTML or plain text format, and each issue contains details of how to unsubscribe. It is sent to 6,450+ subscribers, making it the largest and most current e-mail distribution list of fundraisers and related staff in the UK. Tagged with: Digital 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.
Environmental charity Thames21 has been selected as official charity for The Boat Race 2006. The charity’s volunteers work to clean up London’s rivers and canals and create habitats for wildlife.The partnership includes a clean up with the Oxford and Cambridge boat race crews and local community, a guided walk along the route of the Boat Race, and an educational event with local schools.Thames21 estimates that it will raise at least £10,000 from the partnership, and will expand its volunteer base. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 January 2006 | News 33 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Official charity for The Boat Race 2006 named Tagged with: corporate Events This year’s race takes place on Sunday 2 April 2006, and regularly attracts over 140 million television viewers worldwide as well as an average of 250,000 spectators each year.Howard Jacobs, London Representative of the University Boat Clubs said: “We have decided to make Thames21 our official charity because The Boat Race has ties with the Thames which go back over 150 years. The event and the river are synonymous.” 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.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 26 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 More bursaries for charities exploring potential of trading goods or services Howard Lake | 25 April 2006 | News VCO’s are being encouraged to explore the opportunities for trading goods and services as an independent, sustainable source of income through an initiative run by the NCVO Sustainable Funding Project (SFP).Only Connect is a small bursary scheme, sponsored by Triodos Bank. It enables voluntary and community organisations to visit another organisation with a proven track record in making money from trading. NCVO is now encouraging more charities and voluntary organisations to join the scheme, and aims to award ten bursaries every three months, in three-month periods until November 2006. The current period for applications closes on 05 May 2006. VCOs must source an organisation they would like to visit, and will be given up to £100 travel expenses. Organisations that agree to host the visits receive a ‘consultation fee’ of £150 for their advice and time. Advertisement 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.
Home Office publishes guidance on safety at public events About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Events The Home Office has published new ./guidance for organisers of carnivals, charity and small-scale sporting events to help make them as safe as possible for the public and participants.The Good Practice Safety Guide is aimed at both professional and amateur organisers of smaller scale events, and features information relevant to charity event organisers, whether paid charity staff or volunteers.It covers how to set up events, carry out a risk assessment, and ensure that fire and safety requirements are met. It also advises on local authority requirements, the use of stewards and when to involve the police. Advertisement The Guide is designed to complement the existing, more detailed Event Safety Code issued by the Health and Safety Executive.Home Office Minister Tony McNulty said: “While there has been a range of information available for larger scale events, organisers of smaller events have often found it hard to access information relevant to them. “In particular, those organising events on the highways – such as road running and cycle racing – will find this guide useful.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 26 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 September 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. The new site incorporates a six-step walkthrough application guide including an eligibility checklist; details of the types of organisation and work which are funded and those that are not eligible; the different funding programmes; downloadable application form and guidelines; and an application check list.The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales supports charities that help disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community. In 2006, the Foundation gave grants of £22.1 million to 2,616 charities. Howard Lake | 23 September 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds TSB Foundation redevelops its website The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has redeveloped its website to include a clear step-by-step guide to the application process, a range of case studies and reports on current grants, and a new ‘Media Guide’ to generating publicity.The Foundation had found that, on its original website, one in three people downloading the application form did not also download the guidelines for applicants. Because it primarily supports small to medium size charities, many without a professional fundraiser, the Foundation was keen to ensure that its website succeeded in conveying all the necessary information and advice on submitting a grant application.Louise Harley, head of communications at the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, said: “We want to make the application process very straightforward by providing as much information as possible in advance of the initial call to us, thus maximising charities’ use of their time and chances of success. By profiling previously funded charities we hope to inspire other charities through reading about successful work.” Advertisement 47 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US philanthropist to give $5m to the Royal Shakespeare Company Howard Lake | 24 September 2007 | News Milwaukee philanthropist Chris Abele is to give $5 million to the Royal Shakespeare Company, according to The Business Journal in Milwaukee. It will be the theatre company’s “largest single donation from an American in its history”.Abele, who is president of the Royal Shakespeare Company America Inc, which raises funds in the USA for the Stratford-upon-Avon-based theatre company.The donation comes in response to the company’s £112.8 million capital appeal for a redeveloped theatre. The international campaign has already secured £100 towards the new 1000-seat thrust stage auditorium, which will make it “the largest thrust stage with a tiered auditorium in the world”. Advertisement The RSC listed Chris Abele as one of the lead contributors to this initial phase of the campaign in April 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Prospect research Research / statistics 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 | 20 March 2008 | News New tool to help predict success or failure of fundraising campaigns Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Marketing and fundraising consultancy The Kinetic Partnership is launching a new service this month that aims to predict the likely success or failure of fundraising campaigns.The Marketing Capability Assessment Tool (M-CAT) looks at how prepared organisations are to carry out fundraising activities and examines internal and external factors that will affect their effectiveness. In doing so it helps charities assess the level of risk, and shows where the best opportunities for expansion lie.For example it asks whether an organisation is ready to expand its fundraising and communications, how sustainable existing income lines are, why is now the time to invest, and what risk assessment has been carried out.The M-CAT uses a matrix to assess and score a charity’s position and capacity, and results are presented through radar graphs which indicate clearly what action needs to be taken to expand fundraising successfully.Rob Wells, Senior Partner at Kinetic said: “This service has been developed in response to fundraisers constantly asking me how they could tell if their carefully crafted communications and fundraising plans would actually work”.The M-CAT has already been successfully trialled with small and medium-sized charities and NGOs in UK as well as internationally.The service is initially available on a consultancy basis, but Kinetic hopes to produce a self-assessment version later this year.www.thekineticpartnership.org 19 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.
142 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mencap has best charity Christmas card, says Intelligent Giving Tagged with: christmas Intelligent Giving Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 December 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Charity-advisory website Intelligent Giving has named the 10 ‘best’ charity Christmas cards. Top of the list is Mencap’s “Tree of Hope”.Intelligent Giving surveyed over 200 charity websites and judged the Christmas cards on design, the percentage of money going to charity, and the general rating that Intelligent Giving gives them on its charity profiles.James Asfa, Intelligent Giving researcher, in his review of the Tree of Hope card, said: “Our favourite card states that at least 80 pence in every pound raised through its sale goes to Mencap. That’s as profitable (and transparent) as it gets. Appropriately for the charity, the design was the result of a competition to encourage artists with a learning disability to display their creative flair.”The Tree of Hope card was chosen from Mencap’s annual Christmas card competition, which is open to people with a learning disability of any age.The rest of the top 10 were:2. Cards for Sreepur Village, from the Sreepur Village shop.3. ‘Spoilt for Choice’, for Gift of Sight, from Card Aid.4. ‘Christmas Eve’, for the Alzheimer’s Society, from Cards for Good Causes.5. ‘Stag in the Snow’, for the National Trust, from the National Trust Shop.6. ‘Dazzling Tree’, for Diabetes UK, from the Diabetes UK Shop.7. ‘Snowman with scarf’, for the British Red Cross, from the Red Cross Shop.8. ‘Santa’s Party’, for Cancer Research UK, from the Cancer Research UK Shop.9. ‘Bear Cub’, for Mind, from the Mind Shop.10. ‘Mini Knitted Bears’, for Oxfam, from the Oxfam Shop.Intelligent Giving does acknowledge that “the world of charity Christmas cards is complex”. It is not always possible to put a financial value on claims such as “All profits from the sale of our cards go towards our work.” Also, charities that manufacture their own cards can take on more risk than if they were to use retailers’ own brand cards, but then stand to make a bigger return.www.intelligentgiving.com/articles/features/the_best_charity_christmas_cards 141 total views, 1 views today
Howard Lake | 3 March 2009 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Philanthropy in a Flat World: Inspiration Through Globalization (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) 20 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 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.
Justgiving CEO, Zarine Kharas, awarded the RSA’s Albert Medal for ‘democratising fundraising’ 113 total views, 2 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: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Justgiving Technology This year, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), will award the Albert Medal to Zarine Kharas, founder and CEO of Justgiving, for democratising fundraising and technology for charities.Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA said: “In creating Justgiving Zarine Kharas changed the rules of the charity game, bringing web technologies within the reach of every charity in the UK, and making it easier for all of us to support great causes. Hers is an inspiring example of the long-lasting social value that a company can deliver under the right leadership.”Zarine Kharas commented, “I am humbled and honoured to receive the Albert Medal on Justgiving’s behalf. The internet has been, and continues to be, a revolutionary force, and we are proud to have harnessed some of its power for the benefit of charities, especially the smaller ones.” Since early 2001, the site’s 7m users have collected over £400m for 6,700 charities. The company expanded in to the USA in 2003, where it is known as Firstgiving.At a lecture to mark the award on April 22nd, Zarine will argue that companies exist primarily to create social value, not maximise profits for shareholders. In Justgiving’s case, all profits have been re-invested in to the business and investors have yet to make a return.She will also argue that hierarchies and rules get in the way of innovation by holding people and organisations back, rather than keeping them accountable. She will tell how Justgiving is learning to work differently, with people working in teams and managing themselves.Recent recipients of the award include Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to the World Wide Web and Professor Stephen Hawking in 1999 for making physics more accessible.For more information, contact Jonathan Waddingham at Justgiving on 0207 067 0923 or [email protected] Howard Lake | 9 April 2009 | 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.
Howard Lake | 16 March 2010 | News Big Lottery Fund distributes £41 million of Reaching Communities grants Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund England Funding The Big Lottery Fund has announced grants of £41 million to 143 organisations across England, its biggest single wave of community funding to date. The funding is from the Fund’s flagship programme, Reaching Communities, which supports work with some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded groups.Sanjay Dighe, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s England Committee, said: “The impact of today’s £41 million good cause funding will be felt in energetic and worthwhile community projects across the country”. Applications for funding are still open. He added: “We look forward to receiving many more applications from groups which aim to promote health and well-being, increase opportunities, improve rural and urban environments and build stronger communities.”Grant recipients include nine England-wide projects which are sharing funding close to £2.8 million for support for bereaved families with young children, advice for families with deaf children and children with rare medical conditions.www.biglotteryfund.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 26 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.
Depaul UK: increasing homeless charity donors through iHobo mobile appAgency: PublicisFor a number of years Depaul UK has attempted to recruit younger donors to counteract its shrinking donor base. Previous press and radio campaigns yielded only modest results. In 2010 Depaul UK developed the iHobo iPhone application that designed to reach a younger audience. Despite no paid media coverage the app was downloaded 600,000 times, delivering 95 times more new donors than previous campaigns. It has added 1,021 young people to the Depaul UK database who have a potential combined lifetime donation value of as much as £1.5 million.Torsten Schuppe, Marketing Director, UK and Ireland, Google, commented: “This is a fascinating use of a mobile application with an amazing short-term effect. The lowest budget to ever enter the Awards, this paper is a brilliant example of how to deliver impressive results on small funds.”www.ipaeffectivenessawards.co.ukYou can follow the conversation about the awards on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/#!/search/%23IPAEff Marie Curie Cancer Care: recruiting cancer charity collectorsAgency: DLKW LoweMarie Curie devoted a small part of its 2010 advertising budget to ask people to collect money for their Great Daffodil Appeal, rather than simply give money. Celebrity supporters produced two radio adverts and online content, asking the public to sign up an hour of their time to collect. This resulted in 5,219 collectors being recruited, who then went on to generate an additional income of £634,583, delivering a payback of £2.45 for every £1 spent.Duncan MacCallum, Founder, MacC Comms, said: “The judges felt inspired by the fantastic new insight deployed in this paper turning givers into collectors. The return for Marie Curie was astounding, and even more impressive given the significant long-term value of the collectors for the charity. A deserved winner of the New Learning prize.” 79 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 Two fundraising campaigns win IPA Effectiveness Awards Tagged with: Advertising Awards Marketing Campaigns by Marie Curie Cancer Care and Depaul UK won awards last night at the IPA Effectiveness Awards.The awards recognise marketing communications campaigns that have proved the commercial power of their ideas and demonstrated their marketing payback. They are open to campaigns from global agencies, media owners, and clients with total annual marketing communications budgets of up to £2.5 million.Marie Curie Cancer Care won the Gold award for Best Newcomer and the Best New Learning award for recruiting an extra 5,219 collectors who generated an additional income of £634,583. Depaul UK was recognised for a campaign that added 1,021 donors to its database. Advertisement 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 | 2 November 2011 | News
WorldPay to handle JustGiving’s global donation processing 30 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Justgiving Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 24 January 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Online giving platform JustGiving has chosen WorldPay to handle its online giving transactions from donors around the world.WorldPay processes tens of thousands of transactions every day. It accepts all major credit and debit cards, as well as payments made using more than 200 alternative payment types. It will also be able to handle the sudden surges in donations that JustGiving can experience. For example, during the London Marathon, the site is handling up to 6,000 donations per hour.To date JustGiving has worked with Barclaycard to handle its transactions. The decision to work also with WorldPay was made in response to the growing number of donations in different currencies. Advertisement Neil Bannister, Chief Financial Officer at JustGiving, explained the choice: “In order to grow giving globally, it’s vital that online giving is as swift and seamless as possible, allowing donors to give whenever and wherever generosity strikes. We’ve chosen to work with WorldPay because we feel they’ll provide the best possible service for our users and will help us to grow charitable giving across the world.” www.justgiving.com
Frankfurt Airport is turning the plastic bottles disposed of by passengers at the security checkpoint to good use. It has installed a bottle recycling system in which not only is the plastic sent off for recycling, but the income from the sale of the plastic is donated to charity.Given aviation security regulations, tens of thousands of bottles, some half-empty, some still full, that have to be handed in at the security checkpoint. In many cases, the recyclable material is lost to landfill.But passengers in Terminal 1 Departures at Frankfurt can be confident their bottles will be put to good use. The full deposit fee on the plastic containers is donated to WWF, Aviation Without Borders, foodbank charity Frankfurter Tafel, or homelessness charity Franziskustreff.Veronika Iseler from the Product and Process Development division of Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal Management commented that public feedback on the recycling system has been very positive. She notes however that the facility is used more by German passengers. “This is understandable” she said, “because Germans are more familiar with the deposit system than some of our international visitors. We are trying to attract the attention of our non-German guests by improving the positioning of the facility and by providing signs; as a matter of fact these measures are already bearing fruit.” Airport plastic bottle donation scheme raises funds for charities 50 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Recycling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 3 October 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Howard Lake | 2 June 2015 | News Accountancy software company Sage will later this year open The Sage Foundation, which will support charities and social enterprises.It will operate on the ‘2+2+2’ model, donating:• 2% of employee time each year (5 days per employee – and Sage has 14,000 employees)• 2% of free cash flow• two of Sage’s technology products (Sage One, Sage Life or X3 products) for any charity, social enterprise or non-profit organisation.The new foundation will operate globally from 1 October 2015.2+2+2The company presented the 2+2+2 model as a benchmark and challenge for other FTSE 100 companies, describing it as setting “the standard for Corporate Compassionate Capitalism around the world”.The model is based on and exceeds the 1+1+1 model created by Salesforce, another global software company. Indeed, Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce, welcomed the Sage Foundation’s initiative, saying:“It’s great to see plans for the Sage Foundation and its support for the philanthropic model we pioneered at Salesforce. By integrating philanthropy into its culture on a global scale, Sage can make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world.” Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Funding matched giving Sage creates foundation offering cash, volunteers and donated products 75 total views, 1 views today 76 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 As well as making grants to create entrepreneurial opportunities for the young and disadvantaged, The Sage Foundation will also make grants to match employees’ charitable donations and fundraising.The Foundation will not be constituted as a charity. Instead, the company will direct revenues it earns from the non-profit sector to the Foundation. This means that 2% of free cash flow ” is equivalent to revenue gained from non-profit sector in FY2014″.Sage UK and Ireland Managing Director Lee Perkins, added:“So many companies treat Corporate Social Responsibility as a tick-box exercise which completely misses the point. Lots of Sage employees are already involved in volunteering and grant programs –we’re extending and building on this. We are passionate about our communities and we want to give our colleagues the tools and encouragement to go out and work with the organisations and causes they really care about. We want employees to bring their values and passions into work with them”. 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.
Charities must now not share an individual’s data with third parties for fundraising communications unless that individual has provided express consent, under a change to The Code of Fundraising Practice.The full wording of the new Code requirement is:6.5 Selling/renting and sharing marketing lists b) Even if not for payment, organisations MUST NOT share the personal data of an individual with any other organisation for that organisation’s marketing or fundraising purposes without the explicit consent of that individual to the sharing of the personal data with that other organisation or other specified types of organisation.6.5 b) does not apply to the sharing of personal data between organisations which are within a federated structure and/or where one controls the other or both are under common control. Subparagraph 6.5 b) does not apply where the personal data are being shared with a data processor (organisations that are, under written contract, acting on behalf of another organisation e.g. professional fundraisers, data cleansers, printing houses etc.) and where the requirements with regard to data processing under the Data Protection Act 1998 (including the written contract setting requirements as to security) are also metIt means that an individual must have provided a positive indication that they agree to their personal data being shared, such as ticking an opt-in box, spoken confirmation, or the provision of contact details where the individual has been clearly informed that by giving these details they agree to their data being shared.More information is available on the IoF site, as well as from the ICO. 62 total views, 3 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. Code of Fundraising update means explicit consent for data sharing Melanie May | 10 March 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 63 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Code of Fundraising Practice Institute of Fundraising Advertisement
Tagged with: data Information Commissioner Law / policy ICO updates direct marketing guidance with greater focus on non-profits 51 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 5 April 2016 | News The Information Commissioner’s Office has published an updated version of its guidance for direct marketing under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.It serves as a guide to how organisations can make sure that marketing calls and texts are made in line with the law, and also to inform the ICO’s enforcement activity, and the new version includes a greater focus on scenarios involving not-for-profit organisations.The updated guidance gives more direction around third-party consent, and includes detail around consent being freely given.The ICO’s head of policy delivery Steve Wood said:“Our guidance makes clearer than ever that phrases like ‘are you happy to receive marketing from selected third parties’ will rarely be likely to demonstrate the law is being followed.We’ve also included detail around consent being freely given. It isn’t within the law to unduly incentivise people to give their consent to marketing calls, nor typically to require consent to marketing as a condition of subscribing to a service.”The ICO has also announced that it is working on other new guidance including an updated Privacy Notices Code, a checklist for selling and buying data, and standard wording for organisations to use when collecting personal data for marketing purposes.The updated guidance can be downloaded from the ICO. Advertisement 52 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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: Charities Aid Foundation Research / statistics tax AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tax incentives encourage people and businesses to give more to charity but are too often skewed in favour of the wealthy and causes favoured by governments, according to an international study by the Charities Aid Foundation.Donation States, a study of 26 developed and emerging economies, compares the way tax incentives for charitable donations are offered across the world. It reveals that two-in-three countries worldwide offer tax incentives on charitable donations and that people are 12 per cent more likely to have given to charity in the past month if they live in a country that offers tax relief on donations than if they live somewhere which does not.It also found that incentives are widely used by governments to encourage giving to charity, and help drive up both the number of people giving to good causes and the value of donations. In fact, the report shows that the value of tax incentives appears to have a direct impact on how much people give, with more money given when the value of tax incentives increases. Incentives are most effective in nations with higher rates of income tax.However, it warns that regular basic rate taxpayers often have less access to generous incentives than wealthy people and companies, with red tape in some countries creating major barriers to people on moderate incomes taking up tax reliefs.According to the report, corporations tend to get more and bigger tax incentives than individuals, with 77 per cent of countries offering tax incentives to businesses making charitable donations, compared to 66 per cent offering incentives to individuals.The report’s author, CAF international policy manager Adam Pickering, said:“Tax incentives are worth many billions of pounds to good causes worldwide and it is a great thing that there is such a strong international support for charitable giving being incentivised in the tax system. Such incentives are not the biggest motivation for people to give but it is clear that they can be an effective way for governments to encourage people and businesses to support civil society.”The report also lays out a series of recommendations for making tax incentives schemes effective, which includes making incentives for all causes equal, as well as the same for both individuals and companies where possible, and making claiming incentives easy. Advertisement 60 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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. Tax relief on donations too often skewed towards wealthy, says report 59 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 17 May 2016 | News
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 634 total views, 7 views today Tagged with: Advertising Digital Facebook Funding small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis223 £5,000 grants for charities’ Facebook advertising available from Transform Foundation Howard Lake | 3 February 2017 | News “For charities that lack the above-the-line firepower and deep pockets of the biggest third sector brands, but which have a receptive audience, Facebook can be a highly powerful fundraising tool. But it’s a tool that’s still largely untapped…“Our goal is to give the charities accepted by the Transform Foundation an insight into what’s achievable through Facebook and the skills to manage campaigns themselves in the future.” UK charities can now apply for £5,000 grants to be spent on ‘innovative’ Facebook advertising campaigns. The funding comes from Transform Foundation, the charity that provides small and mid-sized charities with funding, research and training to transform their digital presence and increase their sustainable fundraising.Transform Foundation already offer grants for charities to redevelop their websites. Google already offers up to $10,000 per month of free advertising to eligible charities through its Google for Nonprofits programme. So this funding fills a gap for those charities keen to explore or extend their advertising on Facebook.Even better, the funding programme comes with an optional legacy campaign advertising element.Rolling out in 2017Competition for the funds is likely to be tight because the Foundation’s Facebook Advertising Grant Programme will be rolled out on a monthly basis throughout 2017. Each month five £5,000 grants will be allocated to UK charities , following an initial month of five pilot grants.Applications for the Facebook Advertising Grant Programme are now open.There are restrictions of course. For example charities must have a Facebook presence with over 1,000 Facebook likes.Free managed legacy advertising campaign serviceCharities that received the funding can also make use of an optional free managed campaign service to help them make the most of the opportunity by focusing on using Facebook adverts to attract legacy donors.This service includes the strategy, content creation and advertising monitoring for each charity’s Facebook campaign funded by the grants. It is provided by Farewill, the Transform Foundation’s preferred partner for this project. The digital will-writing service manages Facebook campaigns for a number of charities. Dan Garrett, CEO, Farewill, commented: Advertisement 635 total views, 8 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis223 What Transform Foundation doesTransform Foundation’s grant programmes has two aims:raising more funds for each funded charityand using comparative data to benchmark best practice in online giving for the success of the sector.As a result, it knows that its first website grant programme has resulted in charities raising more than £1.3 million in its first year.David Melville, Chair of the trustees of Transform Foundation, explains:“Transform Foundation was set up to empower small and mid-sized charities to transform their digital presence and capability to raise money online by teaming up with proven experts in the digital world. In Farewill, we have secured a partner that fits that profile and in Facebook, the world’s leading social network, charities have an unrivalled platform to spread their word and raise funds. This year, we will be announcing more strategic partners and grant programmes to help charities maximise their fundraising and impact online.”Melville has a long background in digital. He was Legal Director of Freeserve prior to its flotation and ultimate sale to Orange (now EE) for over $2.3 billion in 2000, and has also headed up the legal teams at Argos and Amazon. Applications for the Facebook Advertising Grant Programme opened yesterday.
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. 274 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Tagged with: Celebrity Trading waitrose Howard Lake | 23 January 2018 | News Caroline Gardner designer bag to raise funds for Meningitis Now Designer Caroline Gardner has partnered with Jutexpo, the world’s biggest supplier of reusable jute bags, to produce a new shopping bag in aid of Meningitis Now. The bag will be available exclusively at Waitrose.The bags are made from juco, a blend of jute and cotton, and feature a unique design. They will be available for sale in Waitrose stores across the country in February 2018. The bags will cost £5 each, with 50p from each sale going to Meningitis Now.SEE ALSO: Waitrose offers five gourmet meals to community groups (17 November 2017)Caroline Gardner is a stationery and gift designer. Her designs now stretch across a wide variety of product categories, including paper, accessories and lifestyle. Available from Waitrose in February 2018 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Personal link with meningitisCaroline Gardner has supported Meningitis Now for 15 years, and has raised over £100,000 for it through the sale of her Christmas cards.Caroline and Angus Gardner had a personal experience with the illness when their then six-month-old son Sebastien contracted Meningococcal Septicaemia. Thankfully he recovered and the family has been involved in fundraising ever since.Caroline Gardner X Meningitis NowFundraisers try out the Caroline Gardner X Meningitis Now jute bagThe Caroline Gardner X Meningitis Now juco bag design was inspired by one of Caroline’s designs for the SS18 collection, called Green Dreamer. The abstract floral print on the shopper is complemented by the bold orange stripe in the gusset which can double up as beach bag.Caroline Gardner said: “We are so pleased to have been able to help bring this bag to the market. Meningitis Now is a fabulous charity and I feel sure that the new Green Dreamer print will help build upon the success that these fabulous reusable bags enjoy in Waitrose.” Sam Turner, compliance director of Jutexpo, said: “We are delighted to be supplying these wonderfully-designed bags which are not only raising money for such a good cause but are encouraging shoppers to reduce their plastic bag use and help the environment.”The company operates to the Jutexpo Standard, a set of the 10 key elements it considers to be the minimum when it comes to ethical and technical standards, awards and credentials. 273 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention 483 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 25 June 2020 | News Advertisement Sir Lenny Henry to give Convention’s opening plenary speech Sir Lenny Henry will be Fundraising Convention Online’s opening plenary speaker next month, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has revealed.Lenny Henry will launch the Fundraising Convention Online’s live programme on Monday 6 July at 9.30am, talking about diversity and representation, supporting good causes, and his own fundraising journey.A comedian, writer, philanthropist and award-winning actor, Henry co-founded Comic Relief in 1985 and has been one of the driving forces behind Comic Relief’s growth from the very beginning. He was a trustee for over 27 years and in 2017, became an Honorary Life President of Comic Relief.Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards in 2003, Henry won Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his portrayal of Othello in 2009. He has subsequently appeared in numerous other productions including A Comedy of Errors, and FENCES.He is also an advocate for diversity and representation, giving talks on the subject around the world. A Trustee of the National Theatre since February 2016, Henry was awarded a Knighthood in 2015 for services to drama and charity.This year’s Fundraising Convention is taking place entirely online due to the current circumstances, and the full programme is available here. 482 total views, 2 views today
Cause4 launches business support programme for heritage organisations Melanie May | 12 August 2020 | News Tagged with: heritage Heritage Lottery Fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Cause4 is launching a programme of business support for heritage organisations in England.Cause4 has been awarded funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop and deliver the programme, which is for 150 small or medium-sized heritage organisations across England, in partnership with the AMA and Creative United.The business support programme will help heritage organisations develop essential skills in business planning, audience and stakeholder development, leadership and change management with the aim of creating a better connected, informed and resilient heritage landscape across England.Through a range of training, mentoring and peer learning, each participating heritage organisation will develop a clear business plan, a developed income strategy and the tools and knowledge to sufficiently respond to their specific needs and challenges.To help assess and understand the current challenges for the sector and to build resilience business models, the Business Support Programme will commission the development of a heritage dashboard: a tool enabling organisations to compare and contrast their business models with those of a similar scale and make-up.The two-year project will be free to take part in, and a third of participating organisations will receive access grants to support their ability to engage.Michelle Wright, CEO and Founder of Cause4 said:“Cause4 develops and designs national programmes that can help to drive change. This Business Support programme comes at a moment of global upheaval as we look to rebuild post Covid-19. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we look forward to working with a wide range of heritage organisations and our partners AMA and Creative United to create a flexible programme of support that will embed long-term resilience and learning across the heritage sector for years to come.”Eilish McGuinness, Executive Director, Business Delivery at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: Advertisement 379 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 “The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it unprecedented uncertainty and challenges, but we are committed to helping the heritage community weather the impact and recover in the future. With our investment in the Business Support Programme and in Cause4’s England-wide initiative, we aim to ensure that the heritage sector is robust and resilient, and will be well equipped in the face of future challenges.”The project will start in 2020 and will be completed in 2022. 378 total views, 2 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.
On the steps of New York’s City Hall on June 27, fast-food workers denounced the low wages, lack of benefits, and long hours that they face on the job. These mostly African-American and Latino/a workers told of their terrible working conditions as they toil for racist bosses while their voices are ignored.They then took their demand that city and state politicians work hard to raise the hourly minimum wage, to $15 from $7.25, into a New York City Council committee hearing. They documented the difficulties of providing for a family on only $11,000 — a full-time fast food worker’s yearly pay. With 50,000 workers in this city, fast-food companies are making billions in profits.Guatemalan car washers and Dominicans who aid the disabled at city airports also spoke. One Delta worker reported his hourly salary is still $8.00, the same as his starting wage three years ago, and that the airlines don’t provide sick time or insurance. “It’s a race to the bottom destroying individuals and communities. Nobody listens to us. It doesn’t have to be this way.”Participants came from the Restaurant Opportunities Center, Make the Road, Living Wage, NYC; NY Communities for Change, UNITE HERE, RWDSU, and the May 1 Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WW photo: Johnnie StevensNew York — A little more than a year after a gas explosion in East Harlem left eight people dead, scores injured and two buildings demolished, a gas explosion on Second Avenue in the East Village, another Manhattan neighborhood a few miles away from East Harlem, left two dead, 25 injured and four buildings collapsed.Four of the injured are still listed as “serious” according to a WNYC broadcast on March 30.While the National Transportation Safety Board has yet to issue a final determination on the East Harlem explosion, the NTSB’s preliminary findings indicate leaks from gas mains over 120 years old were responsible.Con Edison has admitted that it found an illegal installation of gas lines servicing the renovated apartments at 121 Second Avenue. The company knew that the gas going into that building was only supposed to be enough to supply the sushi restaurant on the ground floor.What has come out about the latest explosion is a bit more complicated than aging gas mains and a careless supplier.It involves a landlord who kept her tenants supplied with gas even after Con Edison shut it off; a utility which relies on private contractors to do critical safety inspections that Con Ed used to do; a general contractor who is facing charges of bribing Department of Building inspectors; and a city charged with supervising construction to ensure the safety of its residents but which is really more concerned with increasing real estate values.Below the surfaceMany areas of New York City, especially in lower Manhattan, like the East Village (which is conveniently close to Wall Street), are old, dilapidated and subject to intense gentrification. The building which exploded was reported to be more than 100 years old. The landlord, who renovated the building’s apartments last summer, seemingly wanted to do the job on the cheap.Speculation in the coffee shops and buses running in the East Village is that the empty lots will be worth more than when they had buildings on them. Condos in a new building a few blocks away started at $1 million.Posts and comments on Facebook talk about the uncapping of an outlet in another Manhattan neighborhood in order to put in a new light and finding gas still flowing in the outlet even though the building was converted from gas light to electricity 80 years ago.In 2004, a woman and her dog were electrocuted by stray voltage from a utility access cover for which Con Edison was responsible. In 2006, the utility admitted that it had found 1,214 electrically charged covers in the past year. (New York Times, March 4, 2006) Two workers in the East Village were seriously burned by a charged cover last year. (Facebook comment) People walking their dogs in the East Village avoid utility access covers, even during warm, dry summer months.Parts of Manhattan look glitzy and spiffy. Underneath this look, however, is an old, crumbling infrastructure that is patched but not truly repaired.Deirdre Sinnott, who lives in the East Village, told Workers World: “This was a very scary incident. If it occurred later in the day, many more people might have died. It should be thoroughly investigated, preferably by the federal government, and neighborhood residents should be fully involved.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
After four months on the picket line, workers at the BP Husky refinery in Toledo, Ohio, are starting to return to work. United Steelworkers Local 1-346 was the most recent local to ratify a local agreement in the national oil strike that began Feb. 1 and at one point involved 15 refineries across the country. That leaves only the Texas City, Texas, Marathon works still out.Local 1-346, like all 30,000 USW members in the oil industry, wanted to save jobs and stop excessive overtime for the sake of safety. The local was up against a particularly hostile management. Refinery manager Mark Dangler even wrote an anti-union op-ed piece that was published in the March 3 Toledo Blade. Dangler made the outrageous claim that “the strike is about union clout, not safety or pay.”The contract, which the union leadership did not recommend, passed by a slim majority of strike-weary members. It allows BP to cut 28 out of roughly 300 jobs as workers quit, retire or die. This was a setback but not a total defeat for the union, as Dangler and his team wanted unlimited powers to eliminate positions as workers leave.Members of Local 13-1 in Texas City rejected the company’s offer on May 18. Marathon is still trying to gut safety provisions that previous owner BP agreed to after a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers. On top of that, management wants workers to wear pagers that would allow the company to call them to work outside of their regular scheduled hours, with only an hour’s notice.USW Local 7-1, at the other struck BP refinery in Whiting, Ind., was also one of the last to get a local agreement. There, the contract passed in early May, with 92 percent of the members voting for it. “It’s got the safety stuff the workers wanted,” said Local 7-1 Director Mike Millsap. “I think it shows that when pushed, workers are willing to stand up.” (Northwest Indiana Times, May 11)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has a right to respond to U.S. imperialism’s attempts to encircle it militarily and strangle it economically. That is why it has added nuclear weapons to its strong armed forces, as deterrents to Washington’s adventurism.The DPRK is not belligerent. The country is defending itself from the most belligerent power the world has ever seen. The U.S. has military bases all over the world — over 1,000. Since 1945, the U.S. has produced 70,000 nuclear warheads, and is the only country to have used such horrific weapons — incinerating more than 200,000 people in August 1945 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in just two days.The DPRK has no foreign bases. Its military posture is totally defensive. But the government has warned repeatedly in recent days that it would use nuclear weapons if attacked by the U.S.Beginning March 7, the U.S. has been threatening the DPRK with the largest joint military exercises ever, “not only in number of troops, but in terms of equipment, supplies and weapons,” says a military official of the puppet south Korean regime. (The Korea Herald, March 8)Called “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle 16,” these large mobilizations on DPRK borders are carrying out the Pentagon’s OPLAN 5015, “a classified war plan signed last year that includes surgical strikes against North Korea’s nuclear, missile and command and control facilities. It also specifically calls for ‘decapitation’ raids by Special Forces to neutralize North Korea’s senior leadership.” (thediplomat.com, March 8) Some 17,000 U.S. and 300,000 south Korean puppet troops are participating in these war “games.”Faced with such reckless hostility from the world’s biggest nuclear power, the leaders of the DPRK would be derelict in their duty if they did NOT take strong measures to defend the people of their country and their socialist system.It is the height of shame that Russia and China recently voted with the three other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the U.S., Britain and France — to impose greater economic sanctions on the DPRK because it had tested missiles. Are memories really that short? Both the Soviet Union (now Russia) and China had to resist enormous threats from these three nuclear-armed imperialists in order to develop their own defensive weapons.You see, at first only the imperialist victors in World War II — the ones that exploited the labor of half the world’s people through colonialism and neocolonialism — were allowed into the nuclear club. If countries like the Soviet Union and later People’s China were to defend themselves in the virulently anti-communist Cold War that followed the world war, they needed a nuclear deterrent. It cost them dearly, but they paid the price in order to safeguard their independence.U.S. attempts to undermine and overthrow the government of the Workers’ Party of Korea will fail. After nearly 70 years of having to defend themselves from the Pentagon, which has occupied the southern half of the Korean Peninsula since the final days of World War II, the Korean socialists in the North will not be deterred from defending their sovereign right to employ whatever weapons will keep them free from foreign domination.Before the U.S. moved in its troops in 1945, all of Korea had suffered through 35 years of Japanese colonial rule. The revolutionaries who liberated the North from Japan, and then from 1950 to 1953 fought off a massive attempt by the U.S. to resubjugate them, have vowed never to allow such a crime to happen again to their country.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The author is a Panamanian sociologist and political activist. A huge political crisis is looming over the giant Brazil. A judicial investigation called “Lava Jato” has exposed a pattern of corruption involving senior officials from Petrobras, a semi-public Brazilian multinational corporation in the petroleum industry, large construction companies and Brazilian politicians.Allegations of corruption involve not only the Workers Party (PT), as the media would like to present it, but the Progressive Party (PP) and the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB), both right-wing parties. But the right wing is maneuvering with the collaboration of the bourgeois media, led by the Globo network, and the complicity of the U.S. embassy, to only target charges against President Dilma Rousseff, former President Ignacio Lula Da Silva and the PT.Rightist coup maneuverThe right wing aims to impose a parliamentary coup d’état, forcing the impeachment of the president by Congress, which is headed by rightist Eduardo Cunha, who is accused of receiving more than $5 million in “tips” from Petrobras.The coup maneuver would be to get Rousseff out through a rigged trial held by the corrupt Congress and to seize power by promoting Vice President Michel Temer, of the right-wing PMDB, currently allied with the PT government, without holding new elections or any kind of referendum.How did the corruption operate?The central actors in the crisis are Petrobras executives appointed by the PT government, Renato Duque and Pedro Barusco, and a former senator of that party, Delcidio Amaral.The scheme was that Petrobras sold mainly gasoline at prices below the international market prices to Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in Latin America, which is a subsidiary of the multinational Odebrecht Group. The millions in profits to Braskem (and theft of Petrobras) is estimated at $1.6 billion between 2009 and 2014.Then Odebrecht, through its offices and phantom companies in such tax havens as Switzerland and Panama, paid “tips” to the staff who had expedited this lucrative business.Research estimates that the “tip” for Duque and Barusco was approximately 2 percent of the value of each contract. As Duque was treasurer of the PT, it is estimated that some of the money was used to finance the party. But the corruption also stains the head of the right-wing opposition in the Senate, Eduardo Cunha, accused by the Supreme Court of receiving payments of $5 million.The charges include the directors of Odebrecht and the “operator” of the PMDB, as well as a manager of Petrobras, who is related to the Progressive Party. As is already known, Marcelo Odebrecht, head of the company, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for these crimes.Political system is mother of corruptionWhat the media don’t report is that the supposedly “democratic” political systems require additional packets of millions of dollars to participate in the electoral process for a chance of “being elected.”Where it is most clear that the injection of economic power determines election results is in the U.S., where politicians are funded directly by powerful corporations and billionaires. Once politicians are elected, they receive additional funding from lobbyists. The media also hide the fact that they and their owners, having an absolute monopoly on the means of communication and imposing prices on all advertising, are the main beneficiaries of the millions spent on election campaigns.Lula and OdebrechtIt has recently come out that there is a close relationship between former President Lula Da Silva and the Brazilian Odebrecht construction company. Research has brought to light that between 2011 and 2013, Lula received “sponsorship” from these companies and grants up to about $5 million U.S. to the “Lula Institute,” and $3 million U.S. was paid to him in royalties for his lectures abroad.Lula argues that these payments are legal and that other former presidents who also travel the world promoting their countries and companies charge a hefty sum for lecturing.Not only Lula’s version of the legality of such payments is credible, but also it is public knowledge that he has never refused to testify before the judges on the subject. However, from the working-class point of view, which Lula has represented for decades, the close relationship with a transnational company like Odebrecht presents ethical-political dilemmas that can be and are widely and publicly discussed in Brazil.Rousseff’s economic policy alienates working-class social baseCrushed between a growing capitalist crisis, falling prices of raw materials, increasing social struggles, as well as the media campaign against her, President Rousseff and the PT, instead of going to the left, are giving in to neoliberal policies. That the PT is looking to the right in search of support is shown by its alliance with the PMDB.Although the PT government inaugurated in Latin America the so-called social policies involved in Lula’s “Zero Hunger Plan,” the truth is there have been no fundamental changes in the basic aspects of life expected from a government that said it would work on behalf of the workers. On the contrary, the Rousseff government leans increasingly toward neoliberal measures.The social situation is deteriorating: 1.5 million jobs were lost in 2015. In 2016, the unemployment rate is 7.6 percent. Youth unemployment in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo exceeds 28 percent. Inflation last year edged close to 11 percent.This year, President Rousseff adopted two agreements that aroused union opposition: the PT, PMDB and Social Democracy Party (PSDB) decided together to give the private sector oil reserves belonging to Petrobras and to freeze the minimum wage and salaries of public employees, while giving priority to debt payments to the banks.For a democratic and popular way out of the crisisFaced with the political crisis looming over Brazil and facing the right-wing’s maneuver to attempt a parliamentary coup to remove Rousseff and replace her with the vice president, important sectors of the leftist opposition have denounced the move against democracy and against the people, proposing that there can be no way out that does not include popular participation.The Latin American experience in general and the Brazilian in particular show that the only way to save progressive political processes from the attacks of the right wing and imperialism is not by trying to negotiate and give in to their demands, but by convening popular mobilization and taking more radical socialist measures.Translation and minor editing by WW/MO staff.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Family, friends and supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal took to the streets of Philadelphia in actions on April 22 and April 23 to raise awareness of the dangerous impact of untreated hepatitis C on Abu-Jamal and thousands of others across Pennsylvania. The weekend wrapped up with a celebration of Abu-Jamal’s 62nd birthday on April 24.From left, Dr. Suzanne Ross and Keith Cook (Mumia’s brother) give governor’s office manager Jalila Parker the open letter.WW photo: Joseph PietteOn April 22, protesters rallied outside Philadelphia City Hall and marched to the local office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The event was originally planned to deliver thousands of petitions calling on Wolf to make the hep C cure available to Abu-Jamal, 10,000 thousand others imprisoned by the state and 50,000 mainly Black Philadelphia residents suffering from this deadly but curable disease.Earlier in the week organizers learned that despite repeated requests, Wolf’s office refused to assign a representative to meet with Abu-Jamal supporters, under a phony pretext that sufficient time wasn’t given for the request. They were told they could deliver the petitions to “an office manager,” but no official meeting would take place.Considering that Wolf’s office has been inundated with calls and emails voicing concern over Abu-Jamal’s condition for over a year and that registered letters about the meeting were sent twice to Wolf, yet received no response, organizers sent Wolf a letter challenging his excuse for delaying his response on this life-and-death matter and made it public through a press release.The letter placed Abu-Jamal’s dire circumstances in the context of former President Bill Clinton’s passage of the 1994 crime bill and his signing of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act in 1996, which dramatically eroded the right of prisoners to file writs of habeas corpus. The latter bill, signed 20 years ago on April 24, Abu-Jamal’s birthday, eliminated the possibility that evidence of his innocence would be reviewed by higher courts.Shortly after taking office in January 2015, Wolf signed a moratorium against the death penalty in Pennsylvania. The letter pointed out that his refusal to provide an available cure for prisoners with hep C contradicts his public position on the death penalty and amounts to “execution through medical neglect.”The letter also put Wolf on notice that the bold protests that have challenged Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign would continue in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Wolf is the top ranking Democratic politician in the state.When the delegation reached Wolf’s office, people outside read the letter to Wolf for all to hear. Wolf’s staff was assured that demonstrators would be back next time in Harrisburg to deliver the petitions in person to the governor.From Wolf’s office the demonstration marched to FOX News to deliver a press release, which included the letter, to the station.March through the ‘hood’The next day rainy weather forced a rally originally planned for Malcolm X Park to gather indoors at a youth activity center in West Philadelphia. When the rain finally cleared, a spirited march and car caravan took to the streets to bring the message that “everyone deserves the hep C cure” to residents in this predominantly African-American community.The action received broad support from people on the streets who pumped fists in the air as they received informational fliers and took the opportunity to sign the petition for Abu-Jamal. The march, led by a contingent of youth, ended with an outdoor rally at Clark Park.The final event of the weekend was a fundraising concert at the historic Church of the Advocate on April 24 featuring Taina Asili, along with Xilomen, Shyster aka Mrs. Betty’s Son, Sa-Roc, Dominique London and Reyes. MOVE youth groups L.I.F.E. (Life is for Everyone) and R.A.W. (Revolt Against Wrong) also performed. Participants shared a birthday cake for Mumia after everyone gathered on stage to sing him “Happy Birthday” with Stevie Wonder lyrics.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
In her youth, Detroit resident Barbara Campbell was an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, as a senior, she has become an anti-foreclosure activist. In a city that has become the country’s foreclosure capital, Campbell is refusing to become a statistic.Flagstar Bank has gone to court to have Campbell evicted from the home she purchased in 2006. After being diagnosed with cancer, she applied for a hardship-based mortgage modification. Campbell, who has had heart surgery, now has kidney failure and uses a wheelchair. She had been told to hold off on making payments while her application was being reviewed. Then the loan servicer, Nationstar, did an about-face, foreclosing on her home for failure to make payments. Since then, her home has been sold more than once, changing hands between Nationstar, Flagstar and Fannie Mae, which is owned by the federal government.Campbell is fighting the eviction and is represented by the heroic people’s lawyer, Vanessa Fluker.On May 7, dozens of supporters picketed a branch of the bank, making it clear to Flagstar that Barbara Campbell is not alone. They chanted, “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!” and “Dumpsters are for leaves, not the banker thieves!” — referring to the fact that, in Detroit, dumpsters are used to collect yard waste — as well as personal belongings during an eviction. The action was called by Detroit Eviction Defense. Members of the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and several United Auto Workers locals joined the picket line. Campbell, who came to the protest with her son Garrett, thanked her community supporters.Demonstrators held signs attacking Flagstar’s claim to be a “community bank.” Flagstar is owned by a Wall Street company that even Forbes magazine has labeled a “vulture investor.” In 2014, the bank was charged by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with “illegally blocking borrowers’ attempts to save their homes.” Flagstar paid penalties of $37 million and agreed to stop denying qualified homeowners a mortgage modification. This was a paper promise, as shown by their callous attempts to put a senior citizen with major health problems out on the street.There is no end in sight to the foreclosure crisis, with tens of thousands in Detroit facing tax foreclosure and the banks continuing to steal people’s homes. But the housing rights movement shows no signs of going away either.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Bernie Sanders le ha dado un respaldo temprano a Hillary Clinton como candidata antes de la convención del Partido Demócrata. Por lo tanto, la batalla que él prometió, de luchar hasta el día de la convención, ha finalizado.Sanders consiguió oficialmente 12 millones de votos. Probablemente recibió al menos 1 ó 2 millones más en California, que aún no han sido contados. Millones más de partidarios de Sanders no pudieron votar por él a causa de primarias cerradas y reglas restrictivas de registro en estados importantes.Desde el primer momento, la campaña Sanders estaba envuelta en una contradicción grave. Sanders estaba abogando por una rebelión contra Wall Street, contra la desigualdad de los ingresos y por derechos económicos básicos. Sin embargo, luchó dentro del Partido Demócrata, que es el partido de las grandes empresas de Wall Street y el Pentágono, como lo ha sido durante el último siglo. Ahora, él ha optado por permanecer en el Partido Demócrata, cuya dirección se opone profundamente a los objetivos de Sanders.Lo que es seguro es que Sanders nunca habría sido capaz de tener el impacto nacional que tuvo si no hubiera corrido en las primarias presidenciales del Partido Demócrata. Esto es un reflejo de la naturaleza antidemocrática del sistema electoral de EUA. Las elecciones de “quien gana se lo lleva todo”, la ausencia de una representación proporcional, los enormes obstáculos peticionarios para inscribir un partido, y el control de la publicidad electoral por los monopolios de los medios de comunicación están garantizados para mantener a la clase obrera y la izquierda en los márgenes de la política electoral.A pesar de ello, la campaña Sanders ha demostrado el gran potencial para una verdadera rebelión popular contra el establecimiento político. Pero también ha dado lugar a la contradicción actual al respaldar a Hillary Clinton, la misma candidata contra la que él ha luchado.Pero esa es su contradicción. El movimiento que lo apoyó no debe quedar atrapado en esta contradicción.Camino independiente para luchar contra grandes empresasLa pregunta para las/os millones de seguidores de Sanders es, ¿qué hacer ahora? Deben taparse la nariz y correr a la campaña de Clinton sobre la base de detener a Trump, o deben trazar un camino independiente?La respuesta en este momento es que la cosa más importante para el futuro del movimiento en EUA, es trazar un curso independiente. La respuesta sobre qué hacer acerca de Trump en este momento es la de luchar contra él con manifestaciones e interrupciones en todas partes donde surjan él y sus fuerzas racistas, anti-musulmán, anti-inmigrante, anti-mujer.La cuestión electoral no debe convertirse en una razón para renunciar a la libertad de librar una lucha independiente contra el establecimiento de las grandes empresas, como es representada por los dos partidos capitalistas – la dirección del Partido Demócrata, así como la del Republicano.Las elecciones no deben atar las manos de las/os partidarios de Sanders que quieren continuar y profundizar una lucha progresista y revolucionaria. El movimiento Sanders debe trazar un curso que incluye, al menos, la razón por la cual estaban luchando cuando votaron por Sanders en el primer lugar.Se debe intensificar la lucha contra los salarios y ganancias obscenas, la lucha contra los grandes bancos, por el cuidado de salud universal, matrícula universitaria gratuita, para poner fin a la deuda estudiantil, para detener a los contaminadores y el cambio climático, por el derecho a un sindicato, por el derecho de la mujer a elegir, por el fin de las deportaciones y así sucesivamente. Estas fueron las premisas de la campaña Sanders. Este programa no debe ser abandonado o dejado en las manos de Hillary Clinton y del Partido Demócrata que están bajo el dominio de las grandes empresas.Y como el programa de Sanders era limitado, el movimiento tiene la oportunidad de ir mucho más allá. Un curso realmente integral e independiente, debe ser un curso de la clase obrera. Debe basarse en la solidaridad con los pueblos oprimidos en el país y en el exterior. Debe apoyar el movimiento La Vida de los Negros Importa, contra el terror policial, los movimientos contra la agresión del Pentágono, las deportaciones de inmigrantes, y la persecución y la explotación de las/os trabajadores indocumentados.Un camino de luchaLa otra pregunta vital es: ¿Debería un camino independiente tomar una forma exclusivamente electoral, o debe ser ampliado, agudizado y llevado a las calles, los lugares de trabajo, las comunidades y los campus?Dado el impulso de la campaña de Sanders, muchos quieren seguir un curso electoral independiente. Y no hay nada malo en una campaña electoral verdaderamente de izquierda e independiente. Pero debe ir acompañada de una campaña de lucha.A lo que el establecimiento realmente responde es a la resistencia de las masas, a protestas, manifestaciones, ocupaciones, huelgas, y todo lo que interfiera con la rutina. La historia demuestra que las victorias legislativas que mejoraron la vida de las personas de una manera significativa fueron el resultado de la lucha de masas.El derecho a organizarse en sindicatos fue ganado por cientos de ocupaciones de plantas y huelgas de brazos caídos en la década de 1930. Los derechos civiles fueron ganados por las/os afroamericanos y sus aliados en los años 1950 y 1960 en todo el Sur, enfrentando con gran sacrificio a las fuerzas policiales y racistas. Los programas contra la pobreza y la acción afirmativa fueron ganados después de cientos de rebeliones urbanas en el Norte. El derecho al aborto fue ganado por marchas masivas y un sinnúmero de manifestaciones de mujeres por todo el país. Los derechos de los homosexuales y lesbianas comenzaron con la Rebelión de Stonewall en 1969 y un sinnúmero de manifestaciones masivas después de eso.Tales ejemplos podrían multiplicarse indefinidamente.La trampa: Partido DemócrataAhora Sanders y muchos de sus principales partidarios del Partido Demócrata están diciendo que la victoria de su campaña está representada por “el programa más progresista” en la historia del partido.Una excepción notable es Cornel West, profesor afroamericano que hizo campaña por Sanders y fue nombrado como uno de sus representantes en el comité de plataforma del Partido Demócrata. West ha anunciado que va a apoyar Jill Stein, la candidata del Partido Verde para presidente en las elecciones generales. West escribió: “Estamos atados en una elección entre Trump, que sería una catástrofe neofascista, y Clinton, un desastre neoliberal”. (The Guardian, 14 de julio)El Comité de Programa Demócrata aceptó algunos puntos del programa de Sanders, pero rechazó las partes principales del mismo. Sin embargo, ese no es el problema fundamental. El verdadero problema es que lo primero que irá a la papelera si la máquina Clinton gana la Casa Blanca, es el programa. Este ha sido el caso de todos los programas anteriores del Partido Demócrata.El Partido Demócrata es un partido capitalista. Como tal, ninguna dirección burguesa está obligada de cualquier forma de llevar a cabo el programa del partido. Esto es a diferencia de un partido de la clase obrera, en la que el liderazgo y las bases por igual están obligados a apoyar y luchar por el programa del partido. En partidos de la clase obrera, el programa es decisivo. En partidos burgueses, el programa es sólo un escaparate.Sanders está tratando de persuadir a sus seguidores de que el progreso en el programa del Partido Demócrata es un paso hacia una revolución política en EUA. Si Hillary Clinton entra a la Casa Blanca, sin embargo, ella estará rodeada de los generales del Pentágono, la CIA, el FBI, los banqueros, la totalidad de las altas esferas del estado capitalista, por no hablar de los grupos de presión empresariales, traficantes de influencias de todo tipo. Será su trabajo defender el capitalismo e imperialismo estadounidense.Generaciones de activistas progresistas e incluso revolucionarios han intentado una y otra vez de hacerse un hueco en el Partido Demócrata con el fin de “transformar” y empujarlo hacia la izquierda. Esto siempre ha sido una trampa. Siempre han tenido que sacrificar sus principios y su lucha mientras que el liderazgo imperialista del Partido Demócrata ataca a las masas y lleva a cabo guerras e intervenciones una tras otra – desde las I y II Guerras Mundiales, hasta Corea, Vietnam, Afganistán, Irak, Libia, y otras.Y no olvidemos que Hillary Clinton, como Secretaria de Estado del presidente Obama, fue la fuerza que abogó por el cambio de régimen en Libia; era firme defensora de la caída del gobierno de Assad en Siria; y defendió el golpe de Estado en Honduras. También denunció a los jóvenes negros como “súper depredadores”, cuando apoyó la ley contra el crimen de Bill Clinton de 1996, lo que aumentó en gran medida el encarcelamiento en masa.No olvidemos cómo la máquina Clinton destruyó el programa de bienestar, conocido como Ayuda a Familias con Hijos Dependientes, dejando a millones de madres solteras y a sus hijos en la pobreza. Tampoco hay que olvidar la Ley Efectiva de Pena de Muerte y Antiterrorismo, que severamente limita las apelaciones de hábeas corpus por los prisioneros condenados a muerte. Todo esto da un mentís a sus intentos de pintarse a sí misma como “progresista” en la campaña presidencial actual.Recordemos cómo la máquina Clinton lanzó la Guerra de Yugoslavia y el bombardeo de civiles en Serbia, continuó las sanciones contra Irak iniciadas bajo George W. Bush, que mató a medio millón de niñas/os, y derogó la Ley Glass-Steagall, que había sido promulgada durante la Gran Depresión para poner algunas regulaciones en Wall Street. Esto es sólo una selección de algunas de las políticas reaccionarias de los Clinton, así como de administraciones demócratas anteriores.Revolución política necesita revolución socialSi bien la campaña Sanders representó una rebelión electoral arrolladora contra el establecimiento del Partido Demócrata, su programa era relativamente insustancial. Pero la política de EUA es tan reaccionaria, incluyendo la política del Partido Demócrata, y la crisis de las personas es tan profunda en tantos frentes, que el programa Sanders prendió un enorme entusiasmo, lo que es comprensible.Las grandes empresas son tan dominantes en la política de EUA, que incluso las exigencias de reformas básicas como la ruptura de los grandes bancos, Medicare para todos, matrícula universitaria gratuita, eliminación de la deuda estudiantil, fortalecimiento del derecho a sindicación, oposición a los llamados “acuerdos de libre comercio” y así sucesivamente, eran como un soplo de aire fresco que capturó la imaginación de millones de personas.Sanders habló de llevar a cabo una “revolución política” en EUA. La revolución política se refería a su programa reformista. Mientras se llamaba socialista, nunca atacó el capitalismo como sistema. Nunca pidió medidas socialistas para acabar con el sufrimiento de las personas.Una revolución política real significa que las/os trabajadores, comunidades oprimidas, las mujeres, las personas LGBTQ, inmigrantes – todas/os, deben estar a cargo de su destino. No deben tener que depender de los políticos capitalistas que sirven a los ricos para determinar lo que les pasa, mientras cada año tratan de sobrevivir y ganan solamente las más escasas concesiones.Para que haya una revolución política en EUA, tiene que haber una revolución social. La clase capitalista, su estado, su propiedad, su maquinaria, tendrán que ser desmanteladas. Los enormes recursos en la riqueza que la clase obrera ha creado tendrán que ser usadas de una forma planificada, sin fines de lucro, sino para el beneficio y el bienestar humano. Cuando las/os trabajadores y las/os oprimidos estén a cargo, esa será una verdadera revolución política.Un partido que defiende y pelea precisamente por una forma socialista de revolución es el Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero. Tiene una campaña electoral, pero una que está dirigida a mantener el movimiento en las calles, no en las urnas. Para luchar por el socialismo revolucionario, la solidaridad con las/os trabajadores y oprimidos en el país y en el exterior, haga parte de la campaña Moorehead-Lilly: #socialists4blacklives en Twitter y Monica Moorehead y Lamont Lilly 2016 en Facebook.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Los organizadores de Alianza Nacional de Campesinas hablaron conmovedoramente a una multitud de miles de participantes en la Marcha #Me Too Survivors el 12 de noviembre en Los Ángeles. En la concentración, leyeron una carta de solidaridad de 700.000 trabajadoras agrícolas a las valientes mujeres que se han manifestado públicamente sobre sus experiencias de acoso y abuso sexual en Hollywood. La alianza nacional está compuesta por mujeres trabajadoras agrícolas actuales y anteriores y sus familiares.En su declaración se lee en parte, “Escribimos en nombre de las 700.000 mujeres que trabajan en los galpones agrícolas y empacadoras en todo Estados Unidos. [Hemos] visto y escuchado con tristeza al darnos cuenta de los actores, modelos y otras personas que se han presentado para hablar sobre la violencia de género que han experimentado en la industria del entretenimiento. Tristemente, no nos sorprende porque es una realidad que conocemos demasiado bien. Innumerables trabajadoras agrícolas de todo el país sufren en silencio debido al hostigamiento y el acoso sexual generalizados que enfrentan en el trabajo”.Continúa: “No trabajamos bajo luces brillantes o en la pantalla grande. Trabajamos a la sombra de la sociedad en campos aislados y empacadoras que están fuera de la vista y fuera de la mente. Nuestro trabajo nutre a la nación con cultivos que plantamos, cosechamos y empacamos. Aunque trabajamos en diferentes entornos, compartimos una experiencia común de ser víctimas de individuos que tienen el poder de contratar, despedir, poner en la lista negra y amenazar nuestra seguridad económica, física y emocional”.Ponerse de pie públicamente para denunciar las agresiones sexuales en los agro-negocios muestra gran coraje, como revelan los trabajadores agrícolas: “Quejarse de cualquier cosa, incluso el acoso sexual, es impensable porque está en riesgo demasiado, incluida la capacidad de alimentar a nuestras familias”.En conclusión, las mujeres enfatizan: “Entendemos el dolor, la confusión, el aislamiento y traición que puedas sentir” y la vergüenza y el miedo. “Sabemos que no es culpa nuestra. Las únicas personas culpables son las personas que abusan de su poder para hostigarnos, amenazarnos y dañarnos, ya que nos han perjudicado. … A medida que lidias con el escrutinio y la crítica porque con valentía decidiste hablar en contra de los terribles actos que se cometieron contra ti, por favor, date cuenta que no estás sola.”‘Les creemos y nos unimos a ustedes’Cientos de miles de mujeres, en su mayoría inmigrantes latinas, muchos indocumentadas, trabajan en los campos agrícolas de los Estados Unidos. La violencia sexual es tan endémica que una trabajadora agrícola en Iowa comentó: “Pensabamos que era normal en los Estados Unidos que para mantener su trabajo, tenía que tener relaciones sexuales”. (New York Times, 19 de enero de 2016)Las regulaciones gubernamentales prohíben que los grupos de asistencia legal representen legalmente a las personas indocumentadas. Además, la guerra de Washington contra los indocumentados crea un clima de temor de detención o deportación para las mujeres inmigrantes que denuncian incidentes de abuso. Esta situación urgente debe ser asumida por los sindicatos y por las organizaciones de mujeres y otras organizaciones progresistas.Esta carta abierta fue publicada originalmente en la revista Time, el 10 de noviembre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
9 de septiembre − Cuando el huracán Dorian se detuvo en Gran Bahamas y las Islas Abacos en las Bahamas durante casi 40 horas el 1 y 2 de septiembre, con velocidades de viento sostenidas de 185 millas por hora, dejó montones de casas y edificios reducidos a leña y escombros, junto con una cifra de incalculable de muertes.Dorian no dejó tiendas de comestibles, ni estaciones de servicio, ni electricidad, ni agua, ni alimentos, ni saneamiento, ni servicios de teléfono o internet para miles de personas. Después de una semana, solo se han restaurado servicios muy limitados. Los equipos de rescate no habían llegado a algunas de las comunidades más remotas de las Islas Abacos hasta el domingo 8 de septiembre.El carácter extremo de Dorian indica que la crisis del cambio climático ha hecho que los huracanes sean más cálidos, húmedos y lentos, causando aún más destrucción. Los países pequeños como las Bahamas, incluso si pueden hacer que su huella de carbono sea negativa, tienen poca influencia sobre el clima del mundo.Los países pequeños no pueden cambiar las condiciones que el sistema capitalista ha creado en todo el mundo. Ciertamente tienen derecho a exigir refugio de la destrucción de la tormenta y la ayuda de las grandes potencias capitalistas que están devastando el medio ambiente mundial. Este es un problema para el movimiento progresista aquí en los EE. UU.Migrantes haitianos fuertemente golpeadosMientras que todas las comunidades en Marsh Harbour, una gran ciudad en las Islas Abacos, sufrieron daños sustanciales, la comunidad de Marsh Harbour llamada “The Mudd”, donde vivían muchos inmigrantes haitianos, muchos de ellos sin documentos, fue completamente demolida. No quedó una sola casa en pie.El primer ministro bahameño, Hubert Minnis, hablando a través de un intérprete criollo, trató de tranquilizar a los haitianos que esperaban un barco para ir a Nassau, la capital de las Bahamas, de que el gobierno los trataría de manera justa. Esta fue una venta difícil, ya que en 2018 las Fuerzas Reales de Defensa de las Bahamas ayudaron a deportar a 1.172 haitianos.El Movimiento de la Red de Acción Familiar de Miami, junto con varias organizaciones de la comunidad haitiana, escribieron una carta abierta al Primer Ministro Minnis, pidiendo “una moratoria de todas las deportaciones y abstenerse de pedirles sus permisos de trabajo cuando las familias inmigrantes buscan ayuda”.Ayuda de Cuba, ChinaVarios países están en proceso de enviar ayuda a las Bahamas. Según Telesur English, Cuba envió de inmediato a 60 médicos y maestros para ayudar. Permanecerán el tiempo que sea necesario.La Cuba socialista tiene mucha experiencia en minimizar el peligro para su pueblo de tormentas intensas. Es reconocido internacionalmente por su capacidad de reubicar a las personas lejos de la costa cuando se acerca un huracán. Cada familia está emparejada con otra familia tierra adentro, que los protege hasta que sea seguro regresar a casa.China se está preparando para realizar una importante inversión en la infraestructura en las Bahamas y ayudará con los esfuerzos de recuperación. Caricom, la Comunidad del Caribe, ha tenido presencia en las Bahamas incluso antes del golpe de Dorian.Los países imperialistas con colonias en el Caribe (Francia, Gran Bretaña, los Países Bajos, Estados Unidos) han prometido dinero y enviado equipos de rescate.Aunque los comunicados de prensa de las agencias del gobierno de EE.UU. han promocionado su asistencia durante la catástrofe climática, los esfuerzos realizados y el dinero gastado son lamentablemente pequeños en comparación con el enorme presupuesto del Pentágono para guerras e intervenciones en nombre de los especuladores imperialistas de EE.UU.Florida y las BahamasFlorida solo se convirtió en parte de los EE.UU. en 1821. Mientras existía la esclavitud allí, las personas esclavizadas huyeron por su libertad a las Bahamas británicas, a solo 40 millas de distancia. Este fue especialmente el caso después de 1834, cuando Inglaterra abolió la esclavitud. Muchos bahameños emigraron más tarde al sur de Florida en los años treinta y cuarenta del siglo 20, cuando desarrollaban sus industrias de turismo y cítricos.Sin embargo, cientos de bahameños que esperan llegar a Florida después del huracán se vieron obligados a abandonar los transbordadores el 8 de septiembre por falta de visa, un documento previamente innecesario. (tinyurl.com/y3zn9zyt)El Washington Post informó el 6 de septiembre que se habían visto 26 pequeñas embarcaciones sobrecargadas saliendo de las Bahamas y dirigiéndose hacia el oeste. El primer ministro de las Bahamas, Minnis, ha dejado en claro que la ciudad capital, Nassau, no puede aceptar a todas las personas que ahora quieren abandonar las islas de Gran Bahama y los Abacos.El total oficial de muertes fue de 44 a partir del 8 de septiembre, pero Minnis dijo que esta cifra preliminar aumentará, probablemente de manera significativa, una vez que el equipo pesado necesario para eliminar los escombros llegue a las islas. Un sitio web no oficial que recoge los nombres de todos los desaparecidos tiene 6.500 entradas. Los informes de prensa anecdóticos mencionan muchos cuerpos dispersos. El horror completo de este desastre aún no se ha revelado.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Bolivian President Evo Morales meets with miners from Potosi, Nov. 2. (Photo: TeleSUR English)Published by mundo.sputniknews.com on Nov. 2. Translation by John Catalinotto.The town hall meeting held by the Bolivian opposition in La Paz on Oct. 31 was well attended. It was the expression of a new correlation of forces where, for the first time since Evo Morales began his presidency in 2006, opposition sectors managed to summon a mobilization of this magnitude in the center of the country’s political power.The phenomenon is characterized as a “moment of emerging struggles” by Álvaro Zárate, an anthropologist and member of Columna Sur, a youth organization within the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), the ruling party.“There are several sectors that are joining together, under the themes of regional demands, racism, business demands, from universities, doctors or environmental groups,” he explained.The meeting in the La Paz town hall, as well as the mobilizations that the opposition has been carrying out day after day, are heterogeneous spaces with different demands and speeches that range from a rejection of Cuba and Venezuela to the need to protect the environment.The complexity of the [right-wing] mobilization has, however, agreed on an objective that has been heightened from the day after the Oct. 20 elections until now: no longer asking for a second round but for the annulment of the elections and the resignation of Evo Morales. But who decided there should no longer be a second round, but [rather] elections without Morales and Carlos Mesa [the former Bolivian president who was runner-up in the Oct. 20 presidential election]? The opposition’s leadershipWho leads the mobilized opposition to Morales? Zárate names several people who lead from the shadows, such as “Carlos Sánchez Berzain, the former government minister of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, who is leading from Washington NGOs, and Branko Marinkovic, the president of the first Santa Cruz Civic Committee of 2008.”Other figures have emerged, the main one being Fernando Camacho, who “with a group of businessmen lead the Civic Committee of Santa Cruz and lead this attempted coup d’état.”That two people have been killed and several wounded increases the tension in this postelection conflict in Bolivia.The [current] scenario leaves traditional political parties aside, a phenomenon that has been going on for several years. Zárate situated the decline of the parties after the referendum vote of Feb. 21, 2016, held to find out if Evo Morales could run again for president [which Morales won].Zárate explained: “The parties lost legitimacy; the only formula for defeating President Morales was to unite behind a nonparty banner. In the case of Comunidad Ciudadana, it was a short-term alliance; they had to put up a candidate, who turned out to be Mesa.“The figure of Mesa, or the mayor of La Paz, as well as the October election, has already passed to second place in importance,” Zárate continued. “The real enemies are the [right-wing] radicals who do not come representing a political party and instead seek to carry out a coup d’état. Mesa did not attend the town hall meeting; he was booed several times, and he announced that on Sunday [Nov. 3] he will hold an ‘extraordinary assembly of the Citizen Community.’” Along with that [attempt] comes a new phenomenon: Camacho, the main emerging figure, gained strength not only in Santa Cruz but also in La Paz and Andean areas. “Never had the Andean sectors accepted leadership from the east,” analyzed Columna Sur. [The eastern region is the center of political reaction.]How to respond?“The behavior of Evo Morales has been nonconfrontational, that is what he has told us, and we will always bet on peace and democracy,” emphasized Zárate.This has meant MAS mobilizes to maintain a presence in the street without confrontation, in a scenario where, as the Bolivian government has condemned, the right seeks to generate violence, wound and kill.Along with that, the [right-wing] gamble is on a binding audit in which 30 specialists from the Organization of American States participate. “If at any time the OAS recommends that we go for a second round, President Morales is willing; he is going to give everything possible to defuse this violence that comes from only one side, from a sector that wants to ignore the election,” explained Zárate.What will the mobilized opposition say if the audit validates the results of Oct. 20 and indicates that Morales won in the first round? And if, on the other hand, the audit indicates that a second round is necessary, will they then not participate? Have they reached the point of no return? It is a complex scenario, where, within the diversity of those who are mobilized [on the right], there is a leadership that has made the decision to carry out a coup d’état. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Andy Eubank – May 14, 2012 Home Indiana Agriculture News Best Weed Management is Proactive Plan SHARE Facebook Twitter Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Bill-Johnson-on-weed-resistance.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Best Weed Management is Proactive Plan SHARE Twenty-seven states are now battling 13 confirmed glyphosate-resistant weeds, and chief among them are resistant marestail, ragweed, and waterhemp. Many growers across the U.S. are noticing that glyphosate or ALS-inhibitor herbicides alone do not effectively control weeds that can cause significant yield loss.Purdue University weed scientist Bill Johnson says soybean fields must be managed proactively to ensure continued profitability.“I think what tends to happen 99 percent of the time is management is not put in place until it is already present in the field. I think more time and effort needs to be spent in slowing the development of it by using more robust herbicide programs, more diversity on the modes of action on the front end, rather than having to manage a problem that’s developed from lack of management on the back end.”Johnson recommends growers utilize a full-coverage, broad-spectrum weed management strategy for identifying and controlling resistant weeds.“The first thing they have to do is recognize that they have it. They have to look for a patch of weeds that’s spreading. They have to look at their herbicide rates and do they feel like they have to consistently raise their herbicide rates or make multiple trips over the field to manage the weeds. And once they do that they need to go after that weed with at least two modes of action. So starting with a good clean field, a good stout, robust burndown program if they’re doing no-till utilizing residual herbicides to give early season suppression and then the ability to make timely post treatments and get a second active mode of action on that weed is very important.”Growers who rely on glyphosate alone may find their herbicide programs falling short of expectations. The season-long approach to weed management combined with cultural practices, such as crop rotation and tillage, help growers reduce the weed seed bank and fight resistance.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Bill-Johnson-on-weed-resistance.mp3|titles=Bill Johnson on weed resistance] Previous articleHAT Field Update May 14 David MyersNext articleRFA To Host Flex-Fuel ASTM Specification Webinar Andy Eubank
Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News May Farm Bill Markup a ‘Go’ for House Ag SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 25, 2013 The official markup notice hasn’t been issued – but House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says the committee will markup the 2013 Farm Bill on May 15th. He says they’ll start with a draft that is essentially the 2012 document with adjustments because entities like the Office of Management and Budget and Congressional Budget Office have rescored some of the expenditures and savings. But in the end – he expects the Ag Committee members will stick to the principles they agreed upon last year when writing the farm bill. Lucas says there will be choice, savings and a safety net for all crops in all regions.In the area of nutrition – Lucas says the Committee will continue to focus on things like categorical eligibility and other loopholes. Instead of 16.5-billion dollars in reforms as called for in the nutrition title of the Committee’s 2012 Farm Bill – he says this bill will contain about 20-billion in savings. Lucas says a substantial of conservation title savings will come from CRP. In the commodity title – he says the direct payment program is once again eliminated. Overall – Lucas expects the bill will save about 38-billion dollars.Lucas believes there’s a good chance the Ag Committee can reach consensus on the farm bill on May 15th.Senate Ag Hopes for May Farm Bill MarkupSenate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow announced yesterday (Thursday) that she – too – plans to markup a new farm bill next month – though she has not set a specific date yet. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated his intentions to bring it to the Senate floor next month as well. Stabenow wants to make sure a new farm bill is in place by September 30th – when the current extension of the 2008 law expires.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleLower Feed Prices could help Hog Producer ProfitsNext articleApplications available for Indiana’s Agricultural Leadership Program Class 16 Andy Eubank May Farm Bill Markup a ‘Go’ for House Ag SHARE
How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States SW Indiana updateIn southwest Indiana farmers got a slow start to the 2015 season, but fortunes have reversed in recent weeks, and one agronomist paints a positive picture of the crop’s potential.“I really like what I’m seeing to date.”Matt Parmer says there have been recent rains, but they have been very spotty.“Some areas are still planting and there are other areas that are still almost a week off, but we had probably the busiest 9 days of planting that I’ve ever gone through. We went from absolutely nothing done, no anhydrous, no field work done, no spraying, nothing in the ground, to having 95 percent of the corn planted and almost all of the corn is at V2 to V3 stage. And I’d say right now we have probably 50% of the soybeans in the ground.”Corn stands in the area look good after very uniform emergence this year.“We planted it all in about the exact same time period in about that first week of May. Soils were drying out pretty fast but then we got a timely rain about a week later that really brought everything back up. So as far as stands go we’re looking really good, really uniform as far as stand establishment.”With all of the Indiana rivers going through southwest Indiana, replanting is common. But this year is better than most.“We do have some replants but I would say replants on the whole are definitely below normal. Typically this area of the state has got fairly high replants compared to the rest of the state, but this year fortunately we’re kind of on the other end of that spectrum.”Parmer says now the biggest concern is catching up with all the spraying that needs to be done.“As much as that corn went in the ground all at the same time, it all needs to be sprayed at the same time,” he said. “That’s really our main concern over the next 10 days is making sure we get over this crop and making sure we get weeds scouted and sprayed in a timely fashion.”Matt Parmer covers southwest Indiana for Monsanto. Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 By Andy Eubank – May 20, 2015 Facebook Twitter Southwest Indiana Bouncing Back from Slow Start Previous articlePurdue’s Women in Ag Team Presenting Agribusiness Webinar SeriesNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Facebook Twitter All quotes are delayed snapshots Home Indiana Agriculture News Southwest Indiana Bouncing Back from Slow Start Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Name Sym Last Change Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe
Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 27, 2017Next articleSo Much for Meatless Mondays Gary Truitt According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 987,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.5 million gallons daily. That is down 7,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production dropped to 996,000 b/d–the first time in 25 weeks to hit below a million b/d, for an annualized rate of 15.27 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol increased 2.2% to 23.3 million barrels, closing in on the record high recorded a month ago. Imports of ethanol were nonexistent for the 35th straight week.Average weekly gasoline demand scaled back to 386.7 million gallons (9.206 million barrels) daily. Refiner/blender input of ethanol averaged 932,000 b/d, 2.2% higher than the prior week and the highest in 2017.Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.72%.Source; RFA By Gary Truitt – Apr 26, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Energy Ethanol Production Continues to Decline Ethanol Production Continues to Decline SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter
Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Sales Could Hit Pre-Trade War Levels by 2020 Election U.S. farmers could see a return to a pre-trade war level of ag sales to China by the 2020 election.Bloomberg says that would relieve economic pressure on one of President Trump’s key voting blocs as he campaigns for another term.The president announced a tentative partial trade deal back on October 11. China is looking to buy $20 billion worth of agricultural products per year if the partial deal with the U.S. is signed.People familiar with the negotiations told Bloomberg that China would consider boosting that level of purchases as high as $40-50 billion.That would take China’s imports of American commodities back to near-2017 levels before the feud broke out between the White House and Beijing.People close to the situation say increasing the level of purchases would depend on President Trump removing remaining punitive tariffs.Beijing says it will exempt some U.S. agricultural goods from tariffs if the U.S. removes tariffs imposed on September 1 and cancels the tariff hike scheduled for December.President Trump is hoping that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will sign a phase-one deal when they meet in Chile next month. Chinese officials have also said publicly that talks are progressing. SHARE By NAFB News Service – Oct 25, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleHarvest Forecast: Expect 1″ to 3″ of Rain From Weekend SystemNext articleMexico Says U.S. Congress Will Move on USMCA Trade Deal Soon NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Ag Sales Could Hit Pre-Trade War Levels by 2020 Election
printThe Academy of Tomorrow along with the Native and Indigenous Student Association of TCU (NISA) held their first conversation about Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium Tuesday evening.[<a href=”//storify.com/mm_guter/nisa-invites-water-protectors-to-educate-about-the” target=”_blank”>View the story “NISA invites Water Protectors to Educate about the Dangers of the Dakota Access Pipeline” on Storify</a>]Dakota Access is an oil pipeline that would be drilled under the Missouri River, which runs through the Standing Rock reservation in central Corson County, South Dakota. If made, the pipeline could threaten access to clean water for many indigenous people that live there.The conversation, moderated by TCU religion lecturer Scott Langston, discussed issues currently facing native people—specifically Standing Rock and the Dakota Access pipeline.Before beginning the conversation, Langston took time to acknowledge indigenous people’s contributions to TCU.“TCU is located on Wichita homeland,” he said. “We as a university are borrowing it for a while.”Chebon Kernell, Henrietta Nalson and Kechina Nalson spoke about their personal experiences as indigenous water protectors during the Dakota Access pipeline protest. Their goals are to protect water and defend native culture.Students listen to indigenous water protectors about the dangers of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo credit: Megan Guter“Water protectors defend land, Earth, water, the elderly, children and future generations,” Nalson said. “We are protectors, not protesters.”Native people from over 300 tribes gathered at the Standing Rock reservation to pray about and discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline. “No event has brought more native people together than Standing Rock,” Kernell said. “It should be alarming to all of us to see how far a company will go to make money.”It is custom that when one makes a change in native culture, they should think about how that change will affect the next seven generations. According to the water protectors, that is not being done now.“Mother Earth is our closest relative,” Nalson said. “She feeds us, she takes care of us. This attack on the environment is an attack on us and our future generations.”Despite recent legislation allowing the pipeline to be built, the water protectors are optimistic about the future.“We’ve seen this happen before and we’re still here before you today,” Kernell said. “We’ve been fighting for 500 years, and we’ll be fighting for 500 more.”[<a href=”//storify.com/mm_guter/nisa-invites-water-protectors-to-educate-about-the” target=”_blank”>View the story “NISA invites Water Protectors to Educate about the Dangers of the Dakota Access Pipeline” on Storify</a>] Review: Ali and Mortensen bring the ’60s to life in Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ Facebook Twitter Facebook Review: Christian Bale goes above and beyond in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ Chebon Kernell, Henrietta Nalson and Kechina Nalson answer questions about the sacredness of water in indigenous culture. Linkedin Megan Guter is a senior journalism major and FTDM minor from New Orleans, Louisiana. Megan is an aspiring fashion icon and pop culture enthusiast. She loves reality television, boybands, and New Orleans to an extreme level. She is also a co-host at TCU’s one and only celebrity entertainment podcast, Celebrity Dish. Geaux Frogs! Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Twitter Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ ReddIt Linkedin Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Megan Guter Live Blog: Medical School Receives Preliminary Accreditation + posts ReddIt Previous articleTCC student found strangled to death near TCUNext articleFrogs defeat DBU 9-3, push win streak to 13 games Megan Guter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU community honors loved ones during National Suicide Prevention Week TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025
ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin Twitter Facebook Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articleWade’s ‘crazy’ draft day exceeds expectationsNext articleJared Janzcak a ‘foregone conclusion’ to start Game 1 against Florida Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU Swimming vs Iowa State at the University Recreation Center on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas on November 4, 2016. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com Facebook + posts Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee printThe longest tenured head coach in TCU history, head swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma, has announced his retirement.“I have reached a point in my life where I need to put myself, family and health first,” Sybesma said. “With that being said, I have come to a decision to retire.”Sybesma came to Fort Worth in 1979 and guided the Horned Frogs in five different conferences: Southwest, WAC, Conference USA, Mountain West and Big 12 – 38 years in all.“I’ve had an incredible 38 years at TCU and couldn’t imagine a better place to spend my career and raise my family,” Sybesma said. “It’s been an incredible journey. TCU, this program and all the student-athletes I’ve come in contact with hold a special place in my heart. I will always bleed purple and support this program.” The Horned Frogs won seven team conference championships and 16 individual league titles under Sybesma. He coached seven national champions, 18 All-Americans and four Olympians. Sybesma is a five-time conference coach of the year.His impact on the swimming and diving community was felt at TCU and abroad. He was the head coach of the 1996 Nicaraguan Olympic Team in Atlanta, as well as leading swim clinics in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Malaysia. He was honored nationally with the Master Coach Award in 1992 from the College Swim Coaches Association.“Richard Sybesma has been a beloved institution at TCU and in Fort Worth,” TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte said. “He has had an unbelievable impact on the more than 1,000 student-athletes he’s coached and mentored. We can’t thank him enough for what he’s meant to our campus and city.”Del Conte said Sybesma has earned his place as an all-time Horned Frog. “We congratulate and wish Richard the best in his retirement,” Del Conte said. “We know he’s excited to begin the next chapter in his life. Richard will always be a Horned Frog!” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Twitter
Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Previous articleTCU breezes into Super Regionals with 15-3 blowout over Dallas BaptistNext articleTCU and Missouri State reflect similarities Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Facebook Garrett Podell Linkedin + posts ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU soccer team huddles up before a match on Senior Night. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU head soccer coach Eric Bell released the 2017 Horned Frogs’ soccer schedule Thursday, and it’s one of the toughest in the country, including nine NCAA Tournament teams from last season. “It’s a good schedule that is very challenging,” Bell said. “Hopefully the non-conference portion of the schedule prepares us for the conference schedule, and going into conference play, it’s going to be a tough game every time out. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully, we do well.”The Horned Frogs will play 18 matches, 10 at home and eight on the road, beginning with the University of Lousiana-Monroe Aug. 18 followed by a meeting with the University of Texas at San Antonio Aug. 20 on the newly installed field at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.TCU will hit the road with contests at Pac-12 foe Colorado, a team that advanced to the second round of NCAA Tournament, Aug. 25 and at Northern Colorado Aug. 27.The women will return home to begin a three-match homestead with Ball State Sept. 1, Missouri Sept. 3 and Northeastern Sept. 8 before road matches against rivals SMU Sept. 14 and SFA Sept. 17.Missouri, Northeastern and SMU were a part of the NCAA Tournament field in 2016.The Horned Frogs open Big 12 play with three home matches against Kansas, who advanced to the NCAA second round, Sept. 22; Kansas State, who completed their first soccer season in 2016, Sept. 24; and NCAA tournament participant Oklahoma State Sept. 29.Following the game with OSU, the Horned Frogs will play four of their next five conference games on the road beginning with NCAA tournament team Texas Tech Oct. 1, followed by Texas Oct. 6. The sole home match in that portion of the schedule is against Oklahoma Oct. 13, who fell in the NCAA first round last season.The Horned Frogs will then travel to Ames to play Iowa State Oct. 19 before a meeting with national runner-up West Virginia Oct. 22 in Morgantown.TCU completes the regular season at home against Baylor Oct. 27.The Horned Frogs finished 12-7-2 overall and 2-5-1 in Big 12 play in 2016. They lost 1-0 in a home match to Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. ReddIt Linkedin Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/
Facebook Previous articleNews Now 11/7/18Next articleWomen’s Basketball dominate in season opener Katie Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Don’t have a ride to the polls? No problem. Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “Washington Post” to the “CBS News.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got lots of election results, postponed talks with North Korea and a call to recount votes in Georgia.Democrats take the HouseMidterm election results are in and the Democrats took the House of Representatives. They were able to seize more than a dozen of the 23 seats needed to take the House in early returns. The Democratic win means a deadlocked Congress – with Republicans in control of the Senate and Democrats in control of the House.Democrats were favored to win the House, but their victory was not assured until the votes were counted.Results of key Senate racesJoe Donnelly, who is considered to be one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate, lost his seat to Mike Braun in Indiana.The former governor of Tennessee, Democrat Phil Bredesen, lost to Representative Marsha Blackburn.Senator Ted Cruz held off Representative Beto O’Rourke in Texas, a race that captured the country’s attention.Jacky Rosen defeated Senator Dean Heller to flip a seat in Nevada to the Democrat’s favor.Check out more Senate results here.Chief who led police during Pulse shooting now sheriffThe police chief who led the Orlando Police Department during the Pulse nightclub shooting has been elected sheriff of Orange County.John Mina ran as an Independent and defeated two candidates on Tuesday.Mina focused his campaign on his four-year tenure as police chief. Mina has been a police officer with the Orlando Police Department since 1991.According to CBS News, Mina will lead the largest law enforcement agency in central Florida, with a budget of $250 million and a staff of 2,600.No backing downDemocratic candidate Stacey Abrams is not conceding the Georgia governor’s race to Republican candidate Brian Kemp, according to CNN.Abrams, who would be the nation’s first black female governor, is arguing that the high stakes race is too close to call and is hoping for a runoff next month.Polls show Kemp ahead of Abrams by approximately 68,000 votes with 99 percent of precincts reporting.Kemp has 50.4 percent of the vote. If neither candidate receives 50 percent, there will be a runoff in early December.No talks todayWith just over 24 hours until talks between the U.S. and North Korea were set to begin, the State Department accounted they were to be postponed.They gave no reason for this decision.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to meet with a senior North Korean official tomorrow in New York.The meeting was suppose to prepare for a second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.According to NBC News, South Korea hopes the meeting will be rescheduled “as soon as possible.”Step aside, midtermsFor nearly two months, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been pretty quiet.Mueller and Russia are back in the spotlight now that the election is over.The 18-month-old investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has already led to charges against 32 people, 26 of them Russians.According to the Washington Post, the most pressing matters now include looking into longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone’s activities.That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange watch President Donald Trump’s news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Technology and health care stocks are leading indexes broadly higher on Wall Street as results of the midterm elections came in largely as investors had expected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) + posts ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ What we’re reading: Now he wants a tour Cruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Linkedin Katie is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Lake Oswego, Oregon. When she is not in class or reporting you can find her watching college football, coaching Special Olympics or giving a campus tour. Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Katie Carter ReddIt Twitter Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ What we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines
Facebook Linkedin + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Student expected to launch sports betting app Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. printTCU’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) battalion commander does more than rally his troops, he also pumps up Horned Frog crowds.CDT Lt. Col. Joseph Wilson, a senior criminal justice major, is the incoming ROTC commander and a member to TCU’s cheerleading squad.Joseph Wilson cheering at a TCU volleyball game. Photo courtesy of Joseph Wilson.Wilson said he had never cheered before the fall of 2018. He said he tried out because cheering forces him to smile and be happy, something he doesn’t show while training for the Army.Wilson entered ROTC as a first-year student, who lived at home. He said he didn’t have his license yet, so his mother woke up every morning at 5 to drive him 35 minutes to physical training on campus.He said cheering allows him to be involved in the community-at-large and he wants other cadets to get involved.“Leadership is all about people and so if we’re not helping out the community then that’s not really leadership,” Wilson said.Passing the guidonWilson assumed his latest role Thursday evening when ROTC held the 68th Horned Frog battalion change of command ceremony honoring the outgoing commander and welcoming the senior incoming commander.Commander Joseph Wilson giving a speech to the fellow cadets. Photo courtesy of Cristian Arguetasoto.During the ceremony, there was a transfer of the guidon, which signified trust, as LTC Janine A. Robinson-Turner received it from outgoing Commander John Donoghue and passed it on to Wilson. The guidon embodies the group’s accomplishments and honor.He said his role as commander will allow him to influence future cadets.“It’s my one chance to leave a mark on this program from the top down,” Wilson said. “Hopefully once I leave you can build on that legacy and make one of your own,” he told the other cadets.Ronnie Cunningham, an assistant professor of military science, said he likes the idea of cadets doing more service. He said cadets don’t always take the opportunity to volunteer; however, he’s looking to change that by getting them involved more in outreach programs.“I want to make sure we’re taking care of the community that’s taking care of us,” Cunningham said.Wilson also has a legacy he wants to continue: to fill the shoes of his older brother, a 2010 alumnus who was a battalion command. Boschini questions English-only alert system Twitter Linkedin Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium ReddIt Carolina Olivares Previous articleStudent arrested on security breach chargeNext articleFormer student sentenced to six months in British jail Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Boschini pushes to change alert system company TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook ReddIt Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Facebook To date, five parties this academic year have ended with noise complaint citations from Fort Worth police and three ended in arrest. Michael Russel, the dean of campus life, warned of the consequences in an email to off campus students that noted the semester was off to an “inauspicious start.” “These calls are fairly routine and not a significant nuisance,” said Sgt. Chris Daniels of the Fort Worth Police Department. Fort Worth prohibits “unreasonable” or “excessive noise,” like loud music or loud conversations late at night that could disrupt the neighborhood’s peace. In 2012, the city set a residential decibel limit of 70 during the day – the equivalent of running a vacuum cleaner; at night the decibel level is 60 – equal to a normal conversation. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio A group of TCU students in the 3100 block of Merida Avenue. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Twitter ReddIt Turn it downThe earliest complaint about noise during syllabus week was at 4:32 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the corner of West Devitt Street and Sandage Avenue – police returned just over an hour later. “The vast majority of these calls are resolved prior to the police arriving,” Daniels said. “However, those that are still on-going are usually completed with a quick warning, unless it becomes a frequent issue.”Things were also popping late at night. A complaint was made at 1:10 a.m. on Aug. 31 about revelry in the 3200 block of Merida Avenue. One party during syllabus week ended in disorderly conduct citations. This party, in the 3500 block of Rogers Avenue, had “approximately 200 people in the backyard” and “many of the party goers appeared to be under the age of 21,” according to police records. One of the residents, who asked to remain anonymous to protect his privacy, said he won’t host a party again because “it’s not worth the hassle.” “I made a pretty considerate effort to go out into the street to make sure it wasn’t too loud, yet my neighbors still called,” he said. “I guess it might’ve been.”TCU studentA house party in the 3100 block of Merida Avenue starts spilling into the streets. Photo by Heesoo Yang.When police arrived at the house, the student said they told them to shut the party down. “That’s a two-fold issue,” he said. “Maybe college students living on my street aren’t as considerate as they should be and maybe the neighbors on my street that are not in college are not as understanding as they should be.” Between Sept. 3-13, an additional 12 complaints including noise, public intoxication and underage consumption were issued to parties in TCU neighborhoods. Each of the calls were listed as Priority 3, which Fort Worth Police classify as “non-emergency calls.” These calls make up 22% of reports in Fort Worth and have an average response time of 40 minutes. “These calls are designated as one of our lowest priority; therefore, we are unable to respond until the higher priority calls are completed,” Daniels said. “Once there is some downtime, an officer can respond and finish the call fairly quickly. If the call location becomes a continual problem, our Neighborhood Police Officers are made aware and they typically intervene when our patrol officers are tied up.”Saturday, Sept. 7 was a busy night for police patrolling TCU neighborhoods.TCU police responded to a noise complaint in the 3600 block of Rogers Avenue at 3:04 p.m. But “as soon as they left they turned the music up even louder,” a Fort Worth police officer wrote in police records. According to police reports when a neighbor walked over to the party and asked the music to be turned down a second time she was bombarded with curse words and called derogatory names. A party in the 3500 block of Plymouth Avenue was shut down around 11 p.m. by Fort Worth police after a neighbor complained he “could hear how loud the music was and it was keeping his baby awake.”Fort Worth police also shut down a party in neighboring backyards in the 3500 block of Kell Street. The fence in between the homes was taken down and the police reported they heard the music before they arrived. On Sept. 11, a resident in the 4000 block of Acacia Street complained to police that the bass from the party next-door was “coming through his living room walls making it impossible for him to sleep.” A loud startRussel said complaints are noise, underage drinking and public intoxication are generally are high at the beginning of the school year but simmer down over time. He said the email was sent because the complaints this year were ongoing.The police are trying to work with students, he said. However, failure to obey officers could result in an arrest. “It is my understanding that every police officer wants to be able to work with people and give them warning, if appropriate,” he said. “When the conditions are such that warnings are not working, they move to a stricter enforcement approach.”A group of students walking to a house party in the 3100 block of Merida Avenue. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Russel said some students have been “rude and vile” to their neighbors. “The house you rent for a year could be next door to a family with young children or retired neighbors who want to live peacefully,” Russel wrote in the email. “Anything you can do to demonstrate the strong character of TCU students goes a long way.”Neighbor to NeighborTCU’s enrollment grew by about 1,400 students between 2011 and 2018. Despite the construction of several new dorms about half of all undergraduates live off campus. The off-campus growth has caused tensions between TCU students and their neighbors. As students began to move off campus, students violated noise ordinances, parked illegally and disposed of trash illegally, said Ann Zadeh, Fort Worth city councilwoman for District 9. In addition to the noise ordinance, Fort Worth created an overlay district for the neighborhoods around TCU that placed restrictions on the numbers of students who can rent a single family home. Fort Worth also created the Neighbor to Neighbor program in 2015 an effort to ease tensions. Zadeh said the best way to resolve these issues was through a program that students, student government, university officials and residents in nearby neighborhoods participated in. The program encourages students to meet with their neighbors to build a rapport with them. “For the most part, in the neighborhoods that use it actively and engage in it actively, overall complaints and concerns have gone down,” Zadeh said. Fort Worth’s Neighbor to Neighbor was founded in 2015 to encourage cooperation among TCU students and residents.Dana St. Germain, a member of the Bluebonnet Hills Neighborhood Association, said the program has done a good job building a relationship between neighbors and students. “We knew when we moved into a house this close to campus that it came with it’s set of issues,” St. Germain said. “Most of the time the kids have been respectful and not combative when there have been parties.”Cathy Ryan, vice president of the Bluebonnet Hills Neighborhood Association, said parties have been more of a concern in years past than this year. Ryan said neighborhood officers of Bluebonnet Hills meet with students who host parties to discuss behavior expectations. “Within our neighborhood association, we encourage home owners to introduce themselves to new TCU students who select to live within our neighborhood,” Ryan said. “Our hope is that by establishing a relationship this will result in less issues of concert.”However, for those whose parties get out of line frequently, Zadeh said the threat of arresting students is the right way to handle the situation.“I think we do a whole lot of outreach ahead of time and our neighborhood patrol officers attend meetings and the meetings with the university and the student government all ahead of time to get information about proper behavior so there is full notice about what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable,” Zadeh said. The issue is not just a city issue – it’s also an issue student government (SGA) is focusing on. Zadeh meets quarterly with members of the community, student government representatives, neighborhood patrol officers and representatives from some of the multi-family housing around TCU meet to discuss successes and issues that have arisen since the last meeting and how to resolve them. For example, Hudson Trent, the former SGA vice president of external affairs, proposed in a Neighbor to Neighbor meeting in 2017 to provide extra bins for students to place their trash on campus instead of disposing of it illegally in their neighborhoods. “We are communicating with Fort Worth PD and TCU administration to increase understanding for all invested group,” Josh Witkop, the current SGA president, said. “We hope to move forward collaboratively addressing both cultural and concrete aspects of the topic.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts printSome TCU students had a really good time during syllabus week – maybe too good of a time. Fort Worth police were called out 30 times to answer noise complaints between Aug. 23 and Sept. 1. Calls came at all times of the day. The complaints have continued through the semester and Fort Worth police are now warning they will ticket or arrest people who host parties that “cross the line.” Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! 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Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. printRebounding has been a struggle for TCU basketball all season, and it was one offensive rebound given up that prevented the Frogs from shocking the No. 12 Missouri Tigers in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday afternoon.After leading by 12 points with 4:48 remaining in regulation, TCU went stone cold, giving up a blistering 19-7 run to Missouri to end the second half.Holding onto a three point lead with seconds left, the Frogs forced what appeared to be the game-clinching miss, but the Tigers were able to grab an offensive rebound and find point guard Xavier Pinson for the tie with 3.9 seconds left in the game.“At the end of the day, you just have to come up with rebounds,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “It’s disappointing. They killed us from the free throw line, which we said they couldn’t do, and they killed us from three.”As a team, Missouri got to the line a whopping 35 times, compared to just 17 times for TCU.The game remained tight in overtime, with TCU taking the lead yet again with 53 seconds to go on a layup plus a foul by forward Jaedon LeDee.Missouri immediately responded with a layup, and guard R.J. Nembhard, who had scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and overtime, was unable to get a foul call on the other end, leading to a 102-98 loss for TCU.Pinson was brilliant for the Tigers all day, scoring a career and game-high 36 points on the day. Most of the junior’s damage came from behind the arc, as he hit eight of his 13 three-point attempts.Dixon said that second chances for Missouri were what allowed the Tigers to exploit the Frogs from deep down the stretch.Pinson was not alone, though, as Missouri forward Jeremiah Tilmon also set a career high with 33 points on 11 rebounds. His 8-8 start from the field in the first half gave the Tigers a dominant start down low.Leading TCU offensively was freshman Mike Miles, who followed a strong performance against No. 15 Kansas on Thursday with a career-high 28 points on Saturday.The game was the fourth 20-point performance of the season for Miles, whose rookie campaign has already put the nation on watch.“I’ve always had confidence since the first day I came to this school, but it definitely has grown seeing how good I’ve played,” Miles said.Early on, it was all TCU could do to keep up with Tilmon down low. Dixon played three big men, including true freshman Eddie Lampkin, in the opening minutes of the game to wear the Missouri big man out.The Frogs did start to slow Tilmon down while getting going themselves on offense, shooting just over 59% as a team in the first 20 minutes to take a 43-38 lead into halftime.As the second half went on, the game looked to be more and more in the hands of TCU, as the team found the offensive rhythm it had been looking for all season. Center Kevin Samuel then became the first Frog to foul out this season, and the Frogs lost momentum, giving the Tigers the spark they needed to survive the upset.Despite the loss, TCU’s 98 points were the team’s most points scored this season. The Frogs also displayed quite the improvement in ball control with eight turnovers compared to their 22 committed just two days prior.“The progress has been made,” Dixon said. “We’ve had challenges, but we’ve made progress. We’ve fought.”USC transfer Chuck O’Bannon had one of his best games of the season for TCU, scoring 17 points and grabbing five boards. LeDee and guard P.J. Fuller added a combined 21 points off the bench.Now on a five-game losing streak, TCU will return home on Wednesday in desperate need of a win. They host Oklahoma State University at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.“Just knowing that we’re a good team,” Miles said on how TCU can bounce back. “We can beat anybody. We’ve shown that.” Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: January 30, 2021Next articleWomen’s basketball falls short in loss to No.24 West Virginia Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Facebook Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon, center, loses the ball between TCU’s Mike Miles, left, and Kevin Samuel, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts
Follow the news on Zimbabwe The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, RSF has registered more than 100 press freedom violations in Africa linked to coverage of the crisis. A quarter of these violations, including ten arbitrary arrests, have taken place in Zimbabwe, which is the continent’s biggest offender. The alarming crackdown in Zimbabwe recalls the Robert Mugabe dictatorship.In their open letter dated 3 August, RSF and MISA-Zimbabwe, a local press freedom NGO, ask information minister Monica Mutsvangwa to take all necessary measures to ensure that journalists cease to be subjected to arrests, arbitrary detention or physical violence by the security forces in connection with their coverage of the pandemic.The text of the letter has been released and can be read here. September 1, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell August 5, 2020 Letter about coronavirus-linked press freedom violations in Zimbabwe Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reports Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono is present while police conduct a search of his offices in Harare July 21, 2020, at his home a day after he was arrested and charged with incitement to commit public violence. Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Zimbabwean branch of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) have written to Zimbabwe’s information minister voicing alarm about a surge in assaults on journalists and arrests in connection with their coverage of the coronavirus crisis. to go further Help by sharing this information News Zimbabwe is ranked 126th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. The Covid-19 toll in Africa currently stands at more than 1 million infections and 21,000 deaths. News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 12, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19ImprisonedImpunityViolence ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19ImprisonedImpunityViolence Related documents Letter RSF/MISAPDF – 129.05 KB
PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies News Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the EU Commission / AFP Help by sharing this information May 10, 2021 Find out more With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more July 27, 2017 Poland: Brussels fails to respond to Poland’s media freedom violations Organisation Follow the news on Poland January 28, 2021 Find out more News Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Brussels not to allow media freedom to continue declining in Poland after the European Commission refrained from triggering Article 7 and instead just issued another “recommendation” to the Polish government.The European Commission yesterday gave Poland a month to respond to its latest recommendation on the threats to the rule of law. But all previous attempts by European institutions to pressure Poland have proved ineffective.After taking control of the state media, Poland’s ultra-conservative PiS government has been trying to intimidate independent journalists who dare to criticize its policies. It is essential that the European Commission should respond to these threats by taking action to ensure respect for the rule of law and Europe’s fundamental values, including media freedom.“The measures announced by Brussels are not a response to the grave and repeated violations of media freedom in Poland,” RSF Brussels representative Julie Majerczak said. “As the Polish government continues to ignore all recommendations, the European Commission cannot indefinitely postpone recourse to Article 7 of the Treaty. European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans says he is determined to defend the rule of law, but has said nothing about the Polish government’s attacks on independent media and journalists.”Poland is ranked 54th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, seven places lower than in the 2016 index, in which it suffered a spectacular 29-place fall. News Receive email alerts
News June 2, 2021 Find out more News January 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the kidnapping and mistreatment of journalist Saeed Sarbazi, who was released on 23 September after being beaten and interrogated for three days on suspicion of supporting the Baloch separatist movement.“We join the Karachi Press Club and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the use of violence against Sarbazi and the growing impunity with which certain forces are acting in Pakistan,” the press freedom organisation said.Sarbazi said he was arrested as he was going to work on the morning of 20 September. His kidnappers covered his face, bundled him into a car and took him to an unknown location. For three days was kept blindfolded and prevented from sleeping or sitting while he was interrogated about his work, family and friends.His abductors accused him of supporting the so-called Baloch Liberation Army (BLA). Sarbazi replied that he had just made a few phone calls as part of his work as a journalist after the BLA’s alleged leader, Akbar Bugti, was killed by Pakistani intelligence agents on 26 August. “I told them I was a journalist but they said I was a terrorist.”His abductors finally released him after realising they had the “wrong person.” After returning home on the morning of 23 September, he was ordered to take two weeks’ rest to recover.————————————————–21.09.06Another journalist goes missing in KarachiReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the disappearance of journalist Saeed Sarbazi, 65, who has not been seen since he left home yesterday morning in Karachi. Sarbazi works for the privately-owned, English-language Business Recorder, Karachi’s only business daily.“Yet another journalist has gone missing and yet again sources point to the intelligence agencies as being responsible,” the press freedom organisation said. “The interior minister’s promises must be translated into action at once. Like our Pakistani colleagues, we demand to know what has happened to Sarbazi.”Sarbazi went missing after leaving home by car for the Karachi Press Club, of which he is the deputy secretary. His family have not received any word of him since then.Sindh province interior minister Rauf Siddiqui told journalists outside the provincial assembly in Karachi that he would look into the case and would ask the police and secret services about it. Two weeks ago, Sarbazi told a friend he was being “followed by the intelligence services.” Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists secretary-general Mazhar Abbas nonetheless said nothing was certain and the circumstances of his disappearance were still unclear.The case recalls that of Mehruddin Marri of the Sindhi-language daily Kawish, who has been missing since 27 June. The intelligence services were also suspected of kidnapping him at the time of his disappearance in Sindh province.Four other journalists have been kidnapped in Pakistan since last December. Hayatullah Khan was found dead six months after he was abducted. Mukesh Rupeta and Sanjay Kumer were held illegally by the Pakistani intelligence services for more than three months. Munir Mengal has been missing since 7 April. PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire September 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kidnapped journalist freed after being beaten and interrogated for three days Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Pakistan News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information
Receive email alerts RSF_en Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific September 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police question journalist who said senior official’s son imported luxury car News Organisation Help by sharing this information News July 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is outraged that the police today interrogated Indika Sakalasooriya of the Colombo-based newspaper The Nation about a report that the son of a senior ruling party official imported a British-made luxury car without paying customs duty. The police asked him to reveal his sources.”After last month’s death threats against investigative journalist Iqbal Athas, this new case shows that it is getting more and more difficult for the media to do their job in Sri Lanka,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the president to publicly condemn the interrogation of The Nation’s journalist. Protection of sources is essential for investigative journalism.”Police from the Criminal Investigation Department went to The Nation’s offices this morning and politely asked Sakalasooriya to identify his sources for the story about the Aston Martin imported by a senior official’s son, who was not named. The report included a photo of the car, worth more than 40 million rupees. The newspaper discovered that the car was circulating in Colombo with an escort from the security services.Athas has meanwhile stopped writing investigative articles on military matters for the Sunday Times. The government is still refusing to provide him with protection, despite the death threats he received. Indeed, without naming him, the government newspaper Dinamina accused him on 6 September of being in the pay of Norway’s “pro-Tamil Tiger” government. News Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial January 13, 2021 Find out more News
April 9, 2021 Find out more March 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unfair Lobbying and Trials against Journalists in Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News Related documents 130318_aserbaidschan-lobbying_eng_bitlys.pdfPDF – 62.62 KB Downoad in PDFReporters Without Borders is appalled at the harsh action the Azerbaijani regime is taking against its critics in the run-up to the presidential election this autumn, and distances itself from dubious attempts to create an anti-European mood in the country and thus weaken the opposition. One example of this is a supposed “study” currently in circulation on the decline of values in Europe, which claims the support of human rights organisations like Reporters Without Borders.”We were in no way involved in this study – contrary to what it claims – and consider it absolutely disproportionate to compare human rights abuses in Germany with those in Azerbaijan,” Christian Mihr, Executive Director of the German section of Reporters without Borders, stressed in Berlin.The author of the “study” is Eynulla Fatullayev (Эйнулла Фатуллаев), a journalist who gained international recognition as a critic of the regime. As the editor of two opposition newspapers he spent more than four years in prison before President Ilham Aliyev granted him a pardon in May 2011. Since his release Fatullajev has published reports that are conspicuously pro-governmental in their stance, among other things about the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijani prisons. Fatullayev presented his “study”, from which Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty International and many other quoted persons have since distanced themselves, in Brussels in January 2013. A few days later the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe rejected a resolution calling for the release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan by a large majority and instead merely passed a general declaration on the state of human rights in the country. The German Rapporteur Christoph Strässer attributed this to massive lobbying on the Azerbaijani side. The European Stability Initiative had already described this type of lobbying in detail in a report titled “Caviar Diplomacy” published in May 2012. “We note with consternation that even former critics of the regime are now being roped in for this,” Reporters Without Borders’ director Mihr commented.Seven months before the presidential elections take place in October, critical journalists and media are being subjected to enormous pressure in Azerbaijan. On March 12, a court in Baku sentenced Avaz Zeynalli, the chief editor of Khural newspaper, to nine years in prison. He had repeatedly voiced harsh criticism of President Ilham Aliyev in his texts. Further criminal proceedings are underway against Hilal Mammedov, chief editor of the minority newspaper Tolishi Sado and other journalists. The most important opposition newspaper in the country, Azadliq, is on the brink of bankruptcy owing to hefty fines imposed as a result of defamation cases. In mid-February, Baku courts upheld fines amounting to approximately 62,000 euros against the newspaper.At least nine journalists were arrested on January 26 for taking part in non-authorised street protests in Baku, including Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter who has attracted international attention for her research into abuses of power and corruption, and blogger Emin Milli. Ismayilova was ordered to pay a fine of just under 400 euros in summary proceedings without any assistance from her lawyers, while Emin Milli was sentenced to 15 days of administrative detention.The penalties for participating in unauthorised gatherings had already been substantially increased prior to the protests. On March 11 President Aliyev signed further changes to the law, limiting the freedom of assembly and making the work of civil society organisations more difficult. NGOs now need official approval for every donation of more than 200 manat (approx. 200 euros).Reporters Without Borders sees Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev as one of the worst predators of press freedom worldwide. The southern Caucasian country ranks 156th out of 179 states in Reporters Without Borders’ current Press Freedom Index. June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News to go further Help by sharing this information
July 29, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka News RSF_en News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News to go further July 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight online journalists and an office assistant freed but investigation continues Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the eight SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews journalists and an office assistant arrested on 29 June were released the next day by Judge Kosala Senadheera of Colombo court No. 8 on the grounds that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had failed to produce evidence of actual wrongdoing.According to an article on LankaeNews, an influential, trilingual news website based abroad, the judge ruled that no one can be arrested to prevent a crime that has not been committed. The CID had said it raided the SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews offices in Colombo and arrested their journalists because they had published “false news” and because they had sent it to LankaeNews, which could have used it to defame the president and incite unrest.Although the journalists have been released, they are still under investigation and the computer equipment that was taken from the SriLankaMirror journalists has still not been returned, preventing them from working normally. The computers are due to be produced in court at the next hearing, on 6 July.The freed journalists have all decided to lodge complaints against the CID and the defence ministry for violating their fundamental rights by detaining them arbitrarily. Reporters Without Borders supports this initiative, which is needed to prevent such abuses from going unpunished. It also urges the authorities to close the investigation of the two sites, which were clearly targeted because of what they were reporting.“The SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews journalists cannot be held responsible for the supposedly defamatory reports that might have been published on the basis of information they provided,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Reporting news and information is a fundamental right and duty for all journalists and it is up to LankaeNews to evaluate whether or not the information it obtains is accurate.”LankaeNews has been hounded in recent years and reprisals against its journalists are increasing. Its Colombo premises were badly damaged in a January 2011 arson attack which the authorities blamed on its staff. Launched in 2005, it incurred the government’s wrath when it supported Gen. Sarath Fonseka, the leading challenger to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the January 2010 presidential election.Sri Lanka is ranked 163rd out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The situation for journalists continues to worsen although the civil war ended in 2009.——-29.06.12 – Eight journalists and an office assistant arrested in police raid on two news websitesReporters Without Borders firmly condemns today’s police raids on the offices of two Colombo-based news websites, the SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews, in which eight of their journalists and an office assistant were arrested.“We call for the immediate release of all those detained,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The exact reasons for the raids on these two news websites, which the authorities have had in their sights for some time, must be clarified without delay. However, given the government’s past violations of freedom of information, we regard it as an attempt to censor and intimidate critical journalists.”The raids were carried out at around 11:45 a.m. by about 25 police officers from the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) and the Crime Investigation Department (CID), who had a search warrant issued by Judge Prasanna Alwis of Colombo court No. 4.Both websites are located in the same building – 71 Thotupolar Road in the Colombo suburb of Athulkotte. One of them, SriLankaXNews, is operated by the United National Party (UNP), an opposition party.The nine detainees were taken to CID headquarters in Colombo for questioning. They consisted of six SriLankaMirror journalists and an office helper:1. Kleum Shivantha Rodrigo – editor 2. Ajith Senevirathne – photographer) 3. Tharindu Rajapaksa – feature writer) 4. Himashi Karunarathne – sports editor) 5. Shiranthini Manawadu – reporter 6. Asanka Nivantha – marketing manger 7. R.M. Preamawathi – office helper And two SriLankaXNews journalists:8. Siddik Kariyappar – Tamil-language editor 9. Subhash Jayawardane – features editor The police confiscated computers from both offices, which they sealed. They also searched the home of Ruwan Ferdinandez, who used to work for SriLankaMirror and is now editor in chief of SriLankaXNews.The raids were carried out one day after access to five Tamil-language news websites – TamilWin, Athirvu, Sarithan, Ponguthamil and Pathivu – were blocked.This not the first time the government has targeted the SriLankaMirror site, which was one of four leading independent news sites critical of the government that were blocked on the information ministry’s orders in November 2011. The other three were SriLankaGuardian, Paparacigossip9, and LankaWayNews.Access to the SriLankaMirror site was unblocked after it appealed to the supreme court. The Lankaenews and Lankanewsweb sites have also been hounded by the authorities, especially in connection with their coverage of corruption.Sri Lanka was classified as one of the countries “under surveillance” in the latest Reporters Without Borders report on “Enemies of the Internet.” Organisation
News Europe – Central Asia Organisation Among the EU-27 countries whose rankings declined the most, Bulgaria continues its slide and has ended up, along with Greece, in 70th place – the worst position held by EU member countries. France (44th) and Italy (49th), still dealing with some major interference in media activity by their political leaders, confirmed their status as the “dunces” of the EU’s founding countries. Although we may welcome with cautious relief the ebbing ETA attacks against the media in Spain (39th), we cannot help but be concerned by the court verdict of 21 months in prison and the prohibition to exercise their profession brought against Daniel Anido, director of the private radio station Cadena SER, and Rodolfo Irago, the news director of the same radio network. In Denmark (11th) as well as Sweden (1st), press freedom is faring well, but murder attempts against cartoonists Kurt Westergaard and Lars Vilks are opening a door to self-censorship, which until now had been negligible, in a climate of rising extremism and nationalism. Slovakia (35th), which is just emerging from former Prime Minister Robert Fico’s tumultuous era, now merits watching, while among the Baltic States, Latvia (30th) is experiencing an odd return to violence and censorship in an electoral period. Although weakened, the European Union remains one of the rare areas in which the media can exist under acceptable conditions. Naturally, constant vigilance is needed to ensure that this weakening can be freely fought. The European Parliament, though legitimately very active internationally in such issues, has shown the full limits of its exercise of power in refusing, by one vote, in plenary session, to address the subject of press freedom in Italy. The Balkan Peninsula is still a concern and has recorded major changes. Montenegro (-27), Macedonia (-34), Serbia (-23) and Kosovo (-17) constitute the most substantial losses. Although the legislative reforms required for accession to the EU have been adopted in most Balkan countries, their implementation is still in the embryonic – if not non-existent – stage. Control of the public and private media by the calculated use of institutional advertising budgets and the collusion between political and judicial circles is making the work of journalists increasingly difficult. In a precarious situation, caught in a vice between the violence of ultranationalist groups and authorities who have not yet rid themselves of old reflexes from the Communist era, an increasing portion of journalists are settling for a calculated self-censorship or a mercenary journalism which pays better, but gradually ruins the profession’s credibility. Blighted by mafioso activities which, every year, strengthen their financial stranglehold on the media sector, independent publications are waging an ongoing battle which deserves more sustained attention from European neighbours.At Europe’s doors, Turkey and Ukraine are experiencing historically low rankings, the former (138th) being separated from Russia’s position (140th) only by Ethiopia (139th). These declines can be explained, as far as Turkey is concerned, by the frenzied proliferation of lawsuits, incarcerations, and court sentencing targeting journalists. Among them, there are many media outlets and professionals which are either Kurd or are covering the Kurd issue. Ukraine is paying the price of the multiple press freedom violations which have broadsided the country since February 2010 and Viktor Yanukovych’s election as Head of State. These violations initially met with indifference by the local authorities. Worse still, censorship has signalled its return, particularly in the audiovisual sector, and serious conflicts of interest are menacing Ukraine’s media pluralism. Russia now occupies a position (140th) more like it had in previous years, with the exception of 2009, which was marred by the murder of several journalists and human rights activists. Nonetheless, the country has recorded no improvement. The system remains as tightly controlled as ever, and impunity reigns unchallenged in cases of violence against journalists. Central Asia’s prospects are dismal. In addition to Turkmenistan, which – in the 176th place – is still one of the worst governments in the world in terms of freedom (only the state-owned media is tolerated there and even that is often “purged”), Kazakhstan (162nd) and Kyrgyzstan (159th) are ranked dangerously close to Uzbekistan, holding steady in the 163rd position. Almaty has gained notoriety through repeated attacks on the rights of the media and journalists in the very year in which he presides over the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), when the country is bound to be subjected to particularly close scrutiny. Despite repeated calls for remedying problems of all kinds which are hampering media activity, authorities have not deemed it necessary to do so, nor to release Ramazan Eserguepov, detained in prison for political reasons. Kazakhstan’s neighbouring country, Kyrgyzstan joined this descent into the depths of the Index, to the discredit of April’s change of power and June’s inter-ethnic conflicts. As for Uzbekistan, the core of independent journalists who refuse to give up is now in the judicial authorities’ line of fire. Documentary film-makers, like trusted journalists, have also been victims of the regime’s paranoia. All of these developments have only been met with indifference on the part of the European States, too concerned about energy security to protest scandalous practices which violate every international commitment made by Central Asian governments.Lastly, the situation is dreary and stable in Belarus, torn between two allegiances – one to Moscow and the other to the EU – and caught up in a delicate balancing act between these two powers. The regime makes no concession to civil society and continues, as the December presidential elections approach, to put pressure on the country’s few remaining independent media outlets.Download the PDF version Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 7, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further News News Central Asia, Turkey and the Ukraine cause concern, while the European model weakensAlready denounced in the 2009 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, the often liberticidal legislative activity of certain European Union Member States, and the new upsurge in anti-press proceedings brought by political leaders, are weakening the European freedom of expression model and, in so doing, are undermining its external policy and the universal impact of its values. Ireland is still punishing blasphemy with a EUR 25,000 fine. Romania now considers the media a threat to national security and plans to legally censor its activities. In Italy, where ten or so journalists still live under police protection, only an unprecedented national media mobilisation’s tenacity helped to defeat a bill aimed at prohibiting the publication of the content of telephone call intercepts, one of the main sources used in judicial and investigative journalism. Although the United Kingdom still benefits from a free and high-quality media, its defamation laws offer grounds for assembly-line trials brought by censors of every sort. Not only would this be counter-productive, but all such actions would complicate the mission of those who, outside of the EU, are trying to secure the decriminalisation of press offences. News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en October 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Europe & ex-USSR The heads of European governments, like their parliamentary colleagues, are gaining notoriety for their increasingly systematic use of proceedings against the news media and its journalists. The latter have to endure the insults which political leaders allow themselves to indulge in ever more frequently in their statements, following, in such matters, the deplorable example of press freedom predators, and overlooking the moral obligations inherent in their public office. In Slovenia, the former Prime Minister is thus competing with Silvio Berlusconi and Robert Fico by demanding no less than 1.5 million euros from a journalist who denounced irregularities tainting certain procurement contracts. In France, the presidential majority could not find words harsh enough to label journalists who inquired into the Woerth/Bettencourt affair. But the prize for political meddling goes to the Greek government which, in a manner not unlike most of the government censors, went so far as to request its German counterpart to apologise for the Greek economic crisis headline used by the magazine Stern.
News August 10, 2020 – Updated on August 12, 2020 Hong Kong: RSF denounces arrest of Apple Daily founder, who risks life imprisonment under National Security Law Organisation Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF_en News June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, who was arrested today for “colluding with foreign forces” and risks life imprisonment under the National Security law recently imposed on Hong Kong by the Chinese regime. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment to go further In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, who was arrested on Monday August 10th under the accusation of “collusion with foreign forces” following the imposition of the national security law by Beijing on Hong Kong, was released on bail after 40 hours of police custody. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the harassment to which he is subjected and calls again for all charges against him and his collaborators to be dropped.Jimmy Lai, 71, founder of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, was arrested at his home residence on the morning of 10th August, 2020, under the accusation of “colluding with foreign forces”. Lai’s two sons and at least seven other members of his team were also arrested. According to the new National Security Law imposed on June 30th by the Chinese regime, Lai risks life imprisonment if trialed in Hong Kong, and may even face the death penalty if the trial takes place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which the law does not exclude.Simultaneously, two hundred police officers raided Apple Daily’s headquarters, blocking its journalists from entering the newsroom and obstructing several other major news outlets from covering the incident including Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters, Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK, and local media Initium, In-media and Stand News. “By charging Apple Daily’s founder with ‘colluding with foreign forces’, the Hong Kong government clearly seeks to take down a symbolic figure of press freedom”, says Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary General, who urges for “all charges to be dropped and all defendants immediately released”.Next Digital (formerly Next Media), the parent company of Apple Daily, is one of the few remaining Hong Kong media groups openly critical of the Chinese regime and provided extensive coverage of last year’s pro-democracy protests. Lai has since been arrested on two occasions for criminal intimidation and organising and participating in unauthorised demonstrations. In addition, two websites publicising the personal information of Apple Daily journalists with malicious intent that were previously blocked for doxing, made a brief reappearance online in early August.The National Security Law allows the Chinese regime to directly intervene in the special administrative region of Hong Kong so as to suppress, with the appearance of legality, anything it deems to be “terrorism”, “secession”, “subversion” or “collusion with foreign forces”. The vast majority of the 115 journalists currently detained in China are imprisoned under allegations of a similar nature.Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has fallen from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in the 2020 RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China, for its part, stagnates in 177th place out of 180 countries. June 10, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts PHOTO (ARCHIVE): ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP June 2, 2021 Find out more
Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation News RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 20 other human rights and freedom of expression organisations condemn a Turkish pro-government think-tank’s report that accuses leading international media of being biased against the government and singles out their correspondents for attack. The organisations regard the report as a dangerous escalation in the harassment of journalists.Published on 5 July by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), a think-tank created by İbrahim Kalın, who is nowadays an adviser to President Erdoğan, the report is billed as an academic study of the news coverage of the Turkish-language services of seven leading international media outlets, including the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Sputnik and Euronews. In reality, it consists of a blistering attack on all of these media outlets except China Radio International, the only one not accused of anti-government bias on the basis of a comparison of their coverage of the July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey’s military intervention in Syria and other recent developments with the official Turkish version of these events.The report names the correspondents of these media outlets, details their professional history and traces what they have said and done on social networks, in an attempt to establish their political affinities, question their journalistic ethics and even suggest links with terrorist organizations. Covering the trials of journalists and sharing the tweets of RSF and such media outlets as Cumhuriyet and Evrensel are cited as evidence of “anti-government positions.”RSF and the other organisations listed below deplore the report’s malicious use of the political files that have been kept on the targeted journalists, using crude assumptions, with the sole aim of intimidating them. Such a witch-hunt is especially dangerous in the tension and political polarization that currently characterize Turkish society. It is also hard not to see the report as an attempt to discredit these international media at a time when several of them are stepping up their Turkish-language reporting in order to compensate for the destruction of media pluralism that has been orchestrated by the Turkish authorities.The Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS), Turkey’s Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the journalist Fatih Polat announced on 8 July that they filed a legal complaint against SETA on several grounds including “inciting hatred and hostility” and “retaining personal data.” In response to all the criticism of the report, SETA has insisted that it is “scientific.”As the rule of law is steadily dismantled in Turkey, the situation of its media has become critical, especially since the 2016 coup attempt. Ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, Turkey now holds the world record for the number of journalists in prison.ARTICLE 19ARTICOLO 21Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI)Civic Space Studies AssociationCommittee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)Danish PENEnglish PENEuropean Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)Global Editors Network (GEN)Index on CensorshipInternational Press Institute (IPI)Norwegian PENOsservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT)P24PEN AmericaPEN InternationalReporters Without Borders (RSF)South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO)Swedish PENWAN-IFRA News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeFreedom of expression News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeFreedom of expression News Receive email alerts Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey July 9, 2019 – Updated on July 18, 2019 Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists
The US ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. See the full report below – PDF See the Guidelines – PDF Help by sharing this information Jack Guez/AFP For the past several months, RSF and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have catalogued the accounts of foreign journalists who have had issues obtaining visas to travel to the United States. These journalists, who have all reported in global conflict zones or traveled to certain “countries of particular concern” (as identified pursuant to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act), have been outright denied visas on the grounds of “terrorist activities” or remain waiting indefinitely as their applications process. While each reporter’s difficulties vary, they share similar frustrations in the application and appeals processes and a lack of responsiveness from the United States government in regards to the status of their visas. Receive email alerts Related documents Analysis: Foreign reporters’ difficulties obtaining US visasPDF – 112.32 KBDraft CBP guidelinesPDF – 143.64 KB News When RSF inquired about the cases of specific journalists who have been accused of “engaging in terrorist activities,” a State Department official said they are prohibited from commenting on individual visa cases. The official affirmed that the State Department promotes a free press as a “fundamental value of the United States,” but that national security remains a top priority. Thus, all visa applicants undergo “extensive” security screenings and visas cannot be issued until all concerns raised by those screenings are fully resolved. Organisation The same day RSF and CPJ released their analyses, both organizations sent a letter on October 22 to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsento encourage a meeting to discuss shared concerns regarding journalists’ visa issues and their treatment at the US border. In 2017, RSF and CPJ met with representatives from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as well as DHS to discuss RSF’s draft guidelines for how employees should treat journalists who are flagged for secondary screening at the US border. However, neither entity has shown any meaningful attempts to implement these guidelines, and have not yet made their staffs available again to meet with RSF or CPJ. CPJ’s report, “Nothing to declare: Why US border agency’s vast stop and search powers undermine press freedom,” examines the impact CBP’s warrantless device searches at the border can have on journalism. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing an analysis on the difficulties foreign journalists face attempting to obtain visas to travel to the United States, either due to visa denials based on the grounds of “terrorist activities” or because the visas remain pending indefinitely. RSF calls on the United States government to provide transparency in the visa application and appeals processes. Follow the news on United States News June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas October 18, 2018 – Updated on October 22, 2018 Obtaining US visas: A plight for foreign conflict reporters June 7, 2021 Find out more News “RSF has long been concerned about the United States’ opaque processes for granting foreign correspondents visas to travel,” said Daphne Pellegrino, RSF’s North America advocacy officer.“We call on the State Department to be transparent in the process by which it screens these journalists, and not to confuse reporters who cover the news in conflict zones with hostile actors. When foreign correspondents are labeled as terrorists and denied access, this mirrors the behavior of governments that are notoriously hostile toward journalists, and as long as it continues it encourages and reinforces such repressive behavior.” Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further News
News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News RSF_en News Follow the news on Sri Lanka Contacted by Reporters Without Borders, his wife appealed to the authorities not to hold him any longer without trial. “We are just asking for his rights as a citizen to be respected,” she said.V. Jasikaran, a Tamil writer and owner of a printing press, is also being held by the anti-terrorist police in the same case. June 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Officials pressured local press to tone down criticism during EU delegation visit to go further Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge January 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Reporters Without Borders condemns the pressure that the government reportedly put on the owners and editors of several independent dailies, including The Nation and The Daily Mirror, to dissuade them from publishing critical or embarrassing articles during a visit by a European Commission trade delegation from 9 to 11 June.”The government is mistaken if it thinks it can improve relations with the EU by using threats to silence the independent press,” the press freedom organisation said. “Journalists’ organisations are vigilant and will continue to condemn a policy of harassment that makes it harder and harder for them to cover the human rights situation.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The European delegation did raise the issue of human rights during its visit, but we urge the European Commission to firmly condemn this latest case of harassment of the media, which was directly linked to the delegation’s visit.”Speaking on condition of anonymity, journalists working for several newspapers told Reporters Without Borders that, during the week prior to the EU visit, their managers and editors ordered them to limit the number of stories that would be embarrassing for the government. The officials who pressured their management had threatened reprisals, including economic reprisals, they said.This harassment coincided with defence ministry accusations of “treason” against journalists who cover military affairs, and the abduction and beating of one of The Nation’s defence reporters in Colombo.Reporters Without Borders also calls for the immediate release of Tamil journalist J. S. Tissanayagam, the editor of the news website outreachlk.com and a contributor to the Sunday Times newspaper, after the defence ministry extended his detention for another three months on 6 June and the anti-terrorist police refused to bring him before a judge. Tissanayagam was arrested on 7 March in Colombo, just a few weeks after creating Outreachlk with funding from FLICT, an NGO supported by the German development agency GTZ. July 15, 2020 Find out more
Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 28, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey News to go further March 20, 2018 European Court issues first rulings on journalists detained in Turkey Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of all journalists wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey after the European Court of Human Rights ruled against Turkey in its first two decisions on the detention of journalists after the July 2016 coup attempt.RSF has long been pressing the European Court to take a position on the imprisonment of Turkish journalists, who are denied any effective recourse in Turkey, and the court finally began to do this today, issuing decisions on the provisional detention of Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay for more than a year and a half.Finding that the detention of these two famous journalists was neither “necessary” nor “proportionate” and that it violated their “right to liberty and security of person” and their “right to freedom of expression,” the court ordered Turkey to pay both of them 21,500 euros in damages.“We have waited a long time for these rulings, which force the Turkish authorities to confront their obligations,” said Erol Önderoğlu, RSF’s Turkey representative. “The authorities must now draw the appropriate conclusions, ending Şahin Alpay’s house arrest and freeing Mehmet Altan and all other unjustly detained journalists.” Önderoğlu added: “The Turkish government must stop criminalizing journalism and trampling on the rule of law, or else it will suffer the political and financial consequences.”Alpay was arrested in July 2016, and Altan the following September. Turkey’s highest court, the constitutional court, ruled in January of this year that their provisional detention was illegal and ordered their immediate release, but the lower courts refused to carry out this order. This refusal by the lower courts “runs counter to the fundamental principles of the rule of law and legal certainty,” the European Court said.Altan was finally sentenced to life imprisonment last month on a charge of trying to overthrow state institutions. As a result of a second decision by the constitutional court (just days before today’s European Court rulings), Alpay was let out of prison on 16 March but remains under house arrest on charges of “trying to overthrow the government” and links with “terrorist organizations.”Today’s European Court rulings only address the issue of the provisional detention of these two journalists. RSF regrets that the European Court waited until after Altan’s conviction to issue a ruling on his case, because its effect could have been much greater.RSF nonetheless thinks that today’s two rulings confirm that the violations that have taken place are serious enough to justify a complete reexamination of all the cases of journalists imprisoned in Turkey, especially as the European Court said Alpay and Altan were arrested because of their “criticism” of the government and their “publication of information regarded (…) as endangering national interests.”Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and the country now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists detained. April 2, 2021 Find out more News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation Credit: Frederick Florin / AFP TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe April 2, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts
News News December 16, 2020 Find out more October 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist abducted and murdered in Baghdad Follow the news on Iraq News Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the murder of Shehab Mohammed al-Hitti, of the English-language newspaper Baghdad News. His death brings to 206 the number of journalists and media assistants killed in Iraq since the start of the conflict in March 2003.The Iraq Journalistic Freedom Observatory reported that the body of the 27-year-old journalist was found in Oor, a northern district of the capital on 27 October 2007. He had been abducted the same day in al Jami’a in the west of Baghdad while on his way to work. He had worked for Baghdad News since 2003. He worked for several dailies, including al-Zaman and Babel under the previous regime. “Shehab Mohammed al-Hitti is the 46th journalist to be murdered since the start of the year. It is not just the barbarity of armed groups that has led to his terrible toll,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The failure to hold investigations, institute legal proceedings and to provide protection also plays a huge part. We send our condolences to the family of this journalist, whose death must not go unpunished.”Elsewhere, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) was still waiting for news of its Iraqi correspondent who disappeared in Baghdad on 22 October. The radio’s spokesperson told Reporters Without Borders that their correspondent was believed to have been kidnapped following the murder of his driver, but they had received no further news about this fate.To date, at least 152 journalists and 54 media assistants have been murdered since March 2003. A total of 15 kidnapped Iraqi journalists have still not been released by their captors. Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the murder of Shehab Mohammed al-Hitti, of the English-language newspaper Baghdad News. His death brings to 206 the number of journalists and media assistants killed in Iraq since the start of the conflict in March 2003. Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News RSF_en to go further
News June 9, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the early release of blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, who was serving a combined sentence of two years and 10 months in prison. He was formally freed on 12 September but had in fact been on home leave since June. Arrested in February 2005, he spent nearly 18 months in prison for a few messages posted on his blog.“The Iranian judicial system finally seems to have recognised that Saminejad did not deserve to be in prison, and we should welcome that,” the press freedom organisation said. “But Iran continues to be one of the few countries in the world that systematically jails Internet users who are overly critical of the political or religious authorities. We must not forget that Arash Sigarchi, another blogger who was imprisoned for ‘insulting the Supreme Guide,’ is still in jail.”Saminejad was first arrested on 1 November 2004 for criticising the arrest of three fellow bloggers online. While held, his blog’s address was diverted to the website of a group of hackers linked to the Iranian radical Islamist movement Hezbollah. On leaving prison on 27 January 2005, he resumed his blog using a new address (http://8mdr8.blogspot.com), which led to his re-arrest a few days later.He was initially sentenced on 23 March 2005 to two years in prison for “insulting the Supreme Guide.” At a second trial, he was given an additional 10-month sentence “publishing false information with the aim of unsettling public opinion” and “immoral” behaviour. He was held in Gohar Dashat prison, in a suburb of Tehran, which is notorious for mistreating its inmates. He shared a cell with non-political detainees. He was allowed to sit mid-course exams at Tehran’s Azad university at the end of January, although he was led in handcuffs into the examination room.Sigarchi was first held for two months at the start of 2005. He was sent back to prison on 26 January 2006, four days after being given a three-year sentence for “insulting the Supreme Guide” and “propaganda against the regime.” (For more information: ). He says he has not been mistreated in prison.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org IranMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en News Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information September 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger Mojtaba Saminejad gets early release after nearly 18 months in prison March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further February 25, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information Organisation Joint letter to the Sultan of Oman on the right of press freedom and the targeting of journalists and human rights defenders August 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison for netizens OmanMiddle East – North Africa News OmanMiddle East – North Africa Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders vigorously protests prison sentences meted out this month to 20 bloggers and Internet writers who have criticized the government.“These sentences for supposed defamation,” the press freedom organization said, “are part of a government campaign against netizens who have done no more than exercise their right to express themselves concerning the policies of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said and his government.”The organization called for overturning of the verdict on appeal, and dismissal of all criminal charges.Gulfnews.com reported that Said Al-Hashmi, Basma Rajhi, Basma Al-Kiyumi, Mukhtar Al-Hinai, Nasser Al-Gailani, Mohammad Al-Fazari, Mahmoud Al-Rawahi, Khalid Al-Nobli, Badar Al-Jabri, Mohammad Al-Janadi, Abdullah Al-Gilani and Osama Al-Thuwaiya were sentenced on 8 August to one year in prison and fines of 200 riyals (420 euros) each for illegal assembly and disturbing public order. Some of them had also been convicted of defaming the sultan and of cyber-crime. Appeals would cost 1000 riyals (2100 euros) per person.Contrary to standard procedure, Judge Yusuf Al-Faleti handed down the sentences at day’s end before the start of the weekend. Those sentenced were transferred to prison. With the courts closed, they could not seek release on bail or file appeals and will not be able to do so until 11 August.Action on a case against Maimuna Baadi was postponed to 26 August.Previously, on 6 August, the Muscat Court of First Instance handed down one-year sentences for defaming the sultan. Hilal Al Bu Saidi, Eisa Al-Masoudi, Bassam Abu-Qasida, Rashid Al-Badi, Mohammed Al-Kiyumi, Abdallah Al-Abdullah, Ahmed Al-Maamari and Awad Al-Sawafi were also fined 1000 riyals (2130 euros). The specific charges centered on allegedly insulting comments about the sultan on social networks, as well as distribution of information said to disturb social peace.Nevertheless, Amina Al-Sa’adi was acquitted on all counts. She had been free on bail since 25 July.The Omani sultanate’s determination to muzzle dissident voices is alarming. Before the latest round of sentences, the Muscat Court of First Instance had sentenced 10 people in July. They included Mahmoud Hamad Al-Rawahy and three other activists on 9 July, and Mona Hardan and give other activists on 16 July. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Oman News News Oman: Court postpones verdict of “Azamn” journalists, in a trial held below international standards, according to trial observation report Appeal court lifts ban on daily, but confirms jail for two journalists October 18, 2016 Find out more News RSF_en November 25, 2016 Find out more to go further Related documents 20120809_-_cp_oman-2.pdfPDF – 42.1 KB December 27, 2016 Find out more
News March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria Reporters Without Borders #DeadTweet campaign takes us into the daily hell of citizen journalistsAt least 38 citizen journalists and media workers have been killed by the Assad government since the start of the uprising in Syria in March last year.Their only crime was to disseminate information and spread the truth about the bloody crackdown that is still in progress against the Syrian people. Their main weapons are mobile phones and the Internet. Help by sharing this information July 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sharing information kills SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Receive email alerts To pay tribute to the unprecedented number of citizen journalists who have lost their lives to send out pictures of the uprising, Reporters Without Borders and its advertising agency JWT Paris, through a unique live Tweet, are bringing to life the experiences of people who find ways of circulating information in the midst of danger. The campaign image shows a lifeless hand covered in earth and blood. Next to it, there is a smart phone with a QR code on its illuminated screen. When it is scanned, a Twitter-style application starts up, taking the user into the live tweet of an imaginary citizen journalist in the midst of the conflict in Homs. The application shows his final minutes in detail through his feed. Events gradually take an unexpected turn until the final outcome. Known as #DeadTweet, the press and poster campaign uses the QR code to raise awareness about citizens’ efforts to cover conflicts in countries where authoritarian governments impose a media blackout by trying to keep out foreign journalists. When journalists can no longer do their job, these citizens are an essential information link and play their part in informing the world, sometimes paying the price with their lives. At the end of the experience, a short awareness-raising message appears and the user can share it on social networks and help spread the message to as many people as possible. February 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News RSF_en to go further Campaigns Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News
Some 500 guests spent Saturday afternoon tasting fine wines and outstanding cuisine at the Sixth Annual Pasadena PinotFest Grand Tasting. Sponsored by Pasadena’s top-rated Noir Food & Wine, the popular event was held at the picturesque Altadena Town & Country Club in Altadena, Calif.Guests had the opportunity to sample more than 200 pinot noirs from 70 leading wineries including: Alma Rosa; Ampelos; Arcadian; Badge; Brewer-Clifton; Carr; Clary Ranch; Clos Pepe; Cottonwood Canyon; D’Alfonso-Curran; Derby; Dierberg; Dragonette; Dutton-Goldfield; Flying Goat; Fogline; George Wine; Gypsy Canyon; HitchingPost; Ken Brown; Kenneth Volk; Kessler-Haak; Ketcham Estate; La Crema; La Fenetre; Landmark; Loring Wine Company; Marimar Torres; Pence Ranch; Prodigal; Dierra Madre; Sojourn Cellars; Stephen Ross; Talley; Thorne; Zotovich Cellars, and many more.Several of the showcased wines were exclusive to Pasadena PinotFest, and all featured wines were available for purchase at the event through Monopole Wine of Pasadena. Those in attendance also were treated to top-notch noshing prepared by Noir Food & Wine, Claud & Co., Altadena Town & Country Club, The Cheese Store, Bulgarini Gelato, and Luna Olivo.A portion of the PinotFest proceedsâ€”including purchased wines as well as the silent and live auctionsâ€”were donated to Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Servicesâ€”one of the largest private providers of children’s mental-health services in Los Angeles County. (To learn more about Hathaway-Sycamores, visit http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org.) Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Business News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Gatherings A Grand Turnout for Pasadena PinotFest’s Grand Tasting From STAFF REPORTS | PHOTO BY JACLYN FAIRCHILD Published on Monday, February 11, 2013 | 8:45 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Nearly 150 Pasadena residents filed into the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Theaters on Aug. 27 and 30 to take in free screenings of Pasadena Water and Power Departmentâ€™s (PWP) new â€œEnergy Roadmapâ€ video.The screenings marked the start of a three-part series designed to engage customers in updating the Cityâ€™s 20-year Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Crafted in 2009 and revised in 2012, the IRP is the Cityâ€™s blueprint for providing reliable, environmentally responsible power at competitive rates for the next two decades.The 18-minute â€œEnergy Roadmapâ€ video explains why Pasadena needs an IRP, where the Cityâ€™s energy comes from and how it is delivered to customers. It explains the pros and cons of conventional and renewable energy; how Pasadena sets its energy-use goals and how customers can help by adopting energy-efficiency measures and taking advantage of PWP-offered rebates.In addition to free popcorn, soda and fun giveaways, guests were given an IRP survey soliciting their feedback. All customers are encouraged to complete the five-minute questionnaire, available online at PWPweb.com/IRP.Customers who missed the screenings can watch â€œEnergy Roadmapâ€ online at PWPweb.com/IRP and on YouTube. It will also air on the Cityâ€™s cable channel, KPAS this fall.PWPâ€™s next IRP community event is planned for Thursday, Oct. 16 at Art Center College of Design from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. RSVP required. Contact the Citizen Service Center to reserve your spot. For complete details on the IRP, details about the next community event, or to take the online survey, visit PWPweb.com/IRP.For more information about PWP, visit www.PWPweb.com or follow the department on Twitter @PWPnews. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Government Pasadena Water and Power Uses Film to Engage Community in Integrated Resource Plan Published on Monday, October 6, 2014 | 8:42 pm Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that Sheldon Epps will leave his post as Artistic Director at the end of the 2016-17 season. Epps will continue his long affiliation with The Playhouse when he assumes the role of Artistic Director Emeritus.I have had the privilege to helm this remarkable theatre for twenty years,” said Mr. Epps. “We have given voice to exciting playwrights and we have brought the classics to the stage using vibrant and exciting concepts that made them feel new. Our collaborations with other Los Angeles theatres have provided opportunities for innovative small companies to reach a wider audience on a larger stage. As the theatre approaches its centennial year and begins a search for new executive leadership, it seems an apt moment to announce my intentions for the future. I am honored to be part of creating a legacy that will carry The Playhouse into its next 100 years.”“Sheldon has been an inspiration and driving force for The Pasadena Playhouse for almost two decades,” said David DiCristofaro, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Through his leadership, we have broadened our reach through diversity and educational initiatives and surmounted significant challenges. Because of his vision, artistry, dedication and deep love for this theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse is recognized as one of the great American theatres.”Epps joined The Playhouse in 1997 and immediately set about returning it to the forefront of the American theatre. Under his leadership, The Playhouse has earned distinction for productions of artistic excellence, critical and box office success, and highly praised for its theatrical diversity. He is responsible for building the audience base and creating outreach and educational programs that are an integral part of the community. Several musicals that began at The Pasadena Playhouse have found success on Broadway, in London and on tour. These include Baby, It’s You (2011 Tony nominee), Sister Act: The Musical (five Tony nominations in 2011), A Night With Janis Joplin (2014 Tony nomination) and Purlie among others. In 2010, when the financial future of The Playhouse looked grim, Mr. Epps led a dedicated team of board members and staff through a restructuring that put the theatre back on solid footing financially while continuing to produce with a high level of artistry. His efforts resulted in renewed support through grants from major donors and private individuals, including substantial support from the Wallace, Doris Duke Charitable, and James Irvine Foundations.“I am especially proud of our success in the area of audience diversity, as well as diversity on stage. Our efforts have become a model for addressing these important issues for our field. I am also very proud of the outreach and educational programs The Playhouse has created to bring theatre to young audiences who may otherwise not have experienced the immeasurable impact of theatre,” said Epps.Before beginning his tenure at The Playhouse, Epps served as Associate Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre for four years. He was also a co-founder of the off-Broadway theatre, The Production Company. Mr. Epps has directed both plays and musicals at many of the country’s major theatres including The Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Guthrie, Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, and the Goodman Theatre. He conceived the highly acclaimed musicals Play On! and Blues In the Night, which both received Tony Award nominations. He directed productions of both of those shows on Broadway, in London, and at theatres around the world.Mr. Epps has also had a busy career as a television director, helming episodes of shows such as “Frasier,” “Friends,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Girlfriends” and many others. For more than a decade, he served as a member of the Executive Board of the Society of Directors and Choreographers. Mr. Epps received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for his efforts and accomplishments at The Pasadena Playhouse. He was the first leader of an arts organization to receive this prestigious award.The Pasadena Playhouse began in 1917 and was recognized by the State Legislature as the State Theatre of California for bringing national and international renown to the state as a center for dramatic art in 1937. A new era began when Sheldon Epps became Artistic Director in 1997. Production highlights include the launch of the national tour of Purlie (with the Goodman Theatre); Sister Act: The Musical, which played in the West End at the London Palladium Theatre and on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre (Five 2011 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical) and is currently on a national tour; Baby, It’s You!, which played at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre (2011 Tony Award nominee); and Looped, which played at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (2010 Tony Award nomination, Best Actress in a Play – Valerie Harper). Other productions developed at The Pasadena Playhouse include A Night With Janis Joplin (2014 Tony Award nominee), Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Story, Can Can: The Musical, and Ray Charles Live. Community News More Cool Stuff Community News Sheldon Epps to Leave Artistic Director Post at The Pasadena Playhouse From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 7, 2016 | 12:40 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News
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faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes ShareShareTweetSharePin it Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Top of the News Subscribe Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website This is Koby (A469484), a very sweet black and white Chihuahua. He is very eager to put on his leash and go for walks that he practically leashes himself! Koby likes spending time with people and enjoys showing and receiving affection. He is a good boy and knows his sit command well. Volunteers and staff say that Koby is an overall sweet dog who loves interacting with others. Everyone is rooting for this sweet boy to soon find the forever home that he deserves.The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Meet Molly (A471367), one of the shyer cats at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. She’s a cute 5-month-old black and white cat looking for a new home. She was found as a stray with two other cats and brought in to us only a few days ago. Molly’s buddy Ember (A471368) is an 8-month-old red tabby and Dolly (A471369) is an 8-month-old calico. This motley crew is looking for a home, or homes, with patient, loving people who are willing to have a slow start to their friendships. They enjoy quiet time, and quiet voices, and cannot wait to go to a home they can get comfortable in. Visit Molly and her friends at PHS!The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 11:51 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
WITH offices in Limerick and Cork employing over 200 staff in the region, Deloitte has been named one of the ‘Best Workplaces in Ireland’, according to a detailed assessment by the Great Place to Work Institute Ireland. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This is the seventh year in a row that the company has featured in the awards and in this year’s awards Deloitte also ranked in the top 10 but was also one of only three companies to achieve a special recognition award for receiving the accolade for seven years in a row. Pat Cullen, Managing Partner, Deloitte, said: “We are delighted that we have once again been recognised with this accolade. To receive the award for the seventh year in a row is something that we are immensely proud of and is proof of our commitment to maintaining our status as an employer of choice. We are the only professional services firm with this record. At Deloitte, the friendly and supportive working environment within our firm is something that we believe differentiates us from other companies – and is thanks to all our people throughout the entire firm.”The Best Workplaces in Ireland study sets out to identify and recognise the finest employers, and therefore the most satisfied workforces in Ireland and throughout the European Union. The Irish study is the largest annual labour force survey undertaken in this country. This year over 100 Irish companies were surveyed with a total workforce of more than 90,000.It’s the views of the employees that count when deciding if a company will make the Irish ‘50 Best Workplaces’ list. A random selection of employees in each participating organisation complete a confidential questionnaire, rating their employers on almost 60 elements covering communication, training & development, pride, work life balance, diversity and teamwork in the workplace. The questionnaire aims to find out what the employees’ views are on the policies and practices that are in place in their organisation. Surveys are returned directly to the Great Place to Work® Institute by each individual employee, therefore ensuring confidentiality – and honesty! NewsLocal NewsDeloitte receives ‘Best Workplace in Ireland’ Award for Seventh Year in a Row!By admin – March 10, 2009 540 Linkedin Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Email Print Previous articleCBS and Limerick FC’s Hughes battles for fitness and FAI U18 placeNext articleScots are huge banana skin admin
Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding A PILOT training school and a museum are among the projects being considered by the Shannon Airport Authority as it steps up its commercial brief to improve the airport’s earning potential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And the changeover to a more customer-friendly environment began last week with the airport authority offering one of the lowest long-term parking rates in the country.Shannon chief executive Neil Pakey was briefing members of Limerick city council’s transport committee when he said that the airport is looking at a broad spectrum of initiatives including pilot training and having the airport look at adopting an educational role.The board is also planning to establish a ‘Friends of Shannon Airport’ support organization, based on the success of a similar group in Liverpool.“Their enthusiasm and support for the airport was enormous. They organised school groups to see how the airport worked; they helped out with large groups of wheelchair users and helped publicise the airport. They were absolutely fantastic and they are coming over to brief the Shannon airport board before we invite people to join our own group”, he said.Commenting on the airport’s ‘Park4Less’ option, Mr Pakey said the rate had been reduced to €24.99 for a week when booked on-line.“That’s the cheapest parking of any airport in in Ireland. People can choose to pay less and park a short distance from the front door or they can pay a little more and be right beside the door”, he explained. Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Facebook Twitter Email Advertisement Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Previous articleInsulin pumps to end Limerick children’s painNext articleAirport workers take legal advice Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsBusinessAirport board exploring new opportunitiesBy Bernie English – March 13, 2014 476 Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedShannon airport One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport