“New Zealand are ranked No 1 and they showed why last month,” Booth continues. “They don’t drive that much but their pick-and-go is very direct and strong, so they have the ability to change from a power-orientated game to an open-field game.For England the two most physical contests were against Samoa and South Africa, and there is still no substitute for physicality. Like London Irish at Northampton, we came second in the contest physically and as a result, no matter how quick you’re trying to play, you’re then unlikely to win. That is what physicality does to you.We know England have got good physicality by the way they defended in the first 20 minutes against South Africa. But it’s about many things, including focus, mental fatigue and concentration. Philosophies are all well and good but ultimately rugby is a physical contest, it’s me against you.Lawes and Dan Cole were excellent and while England don’t need to discover another group of young players, as I think this group is good enough, don’t forget they have guys like Riki Flutey and Jonny Wilkinson, although Toby Flood has surpassed him by some distance, coming back into the squad. France went for depth at all costs, introducing more and more new players rather than clarity at the top. I don’t think England need to do that ten months from the next World Cup.”Click here to read 30 Minutes with Dylan Hartley London Irish head coach and former England Saxons coach Toby Booth gives Rugby World his England verdict following the autumn Tests.“I know some fans will have doubted England after their defeat at the end of November, but I’d say now is the time to keep the faith in what Martin Johnson, his coaches and the players are doing. The biggest lesson we learnt from the autumn Tests was that successful teams need a clear philosophy and must then play it. From an England point of view, everyone should now be clear about how they’re trying to play the game, something that some would argue wasn’t necessarily the case before.Last month it was more ball in hand-orientated, especially running from deep, irrespective of the lines on the pitch. If it was on to run, they went, and tried to stretch the defence. They also tried to keep a lot more tempo and pace in the game and they brought dynamism, which is the way I believe the game should be played.It’s now a matter of honing that game plan and bringing in players who can excel within it. You can’t keep throwing the bath water out every time as that just leads to a dilution of potential. I look at the Toulouse model. Toulouse haven’t changed the way they play in 20 years and they’re still one of the most successful sides in Europe.It takes time to get everyone up to the true clarity and precision of the system, but if that is what England want to do, they need to build on it and not keep starting again. Let’s try and evolve from where we are now and move on, rather than have a look at a different way of playing.England have some powerful runners in Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Chris Ashton. They have some dynamic forwards who give them go-forward. The best thing about November was the way they were able to inflict that tempo on Australia, who are probably the quickest team in world rugby. It just shows you can dictate tempo to them.”Click here to see Chris Ashton’s stunning try against Australia at Twickenham LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
England convert: Shontayne Hape played league for New Zealand but has opted to wear the red rose in unionBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorTHE RFU have vowed that after the 2011 World Cup they will only pick players for England that are playing in England. But while they are demanding the players’ loyalty, they aren’t offering the same in return.It’s easy to see why the RFU want their players in the Aviva Premiership – they have a deal with the top-flight clubs that allows them access to those players pretty much as often as they want. But while they want their internationals and future internationals to turn down big-money offers to move to France to play in the salary cap-limited Premiership, are they giving the players the same commitment in return?Powerful prospect: Quins centre Jordan Turner-HallDylan Hartley, Riki Flutey and Shontayne Hape all hail from New Zealand, Matt Stevens is a South African while the latest man to declare his intention to don the white shirt – Leicester No 8 Thomas Waldrom – is a Kiwi with an English grandmother.If England are going to continue to favour parachuting in players from overseas for short-term gains rather than developing home-grown youngsters, why should those talented young Englishmen turn down the opportunity to set themselves up for life post-rugby with bigger pay cheques in France?Let’s take centre as an example. Dominic Waldouck has long been earmarked for full England honours, has come up through the age groups and has steadily improved at Wasps. Harlequins’ Jordan Turner-Hall and George Lowe are another two exciting prospects at centre. All three are home-grown and, in fact, Waldouck and Turner-Hall have both been involved with the senior England squad without winning a cap. TAGS: Wasps Test hopeful: Thomas Waldrom has an English grandmotherInstead one player who turned out for New Zealand in rugby league internationals – Hape – and another who was never deemed good enough for the All Blacks – Flutey – have been preferred in the England midfield.I’m not denying that they’re good players, but what message does it send out to today’s youngsters if those who take pride in wearing the red rose in their teenage years and work hard for their club then find their passage to the England team blocked by players born overseas.The case of Waldrom is even more telling about attitudes to New Zealanders. As soon as the news broke about his English grandmother, people were talking about him displacing Nick Easter in the England No 8 shirt. Yes, he’s played well for Leicester this season and could excel in international rugby, but this is a player brushed aside by the All Blacks and should we be so excited about someone in his 30s who has far from a long future left in the game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In the short term his being capped could work well for England, but long term the national team could suffer. Young No 8s being passed over might look for a big overseas club deal thinking their Test prospects are limited. Players will get sick of biding their time if they continue to see foreigners gaining honours.If England want their new policy to work post-RWC 2011, they need to start showing home-grown players the same loyalty that they are asking for. Short-term gains can equal long-term pains.
But the ace in the pack was Owen Farrell. Patently, Farrell has ice in his veins. The young Saracen flourished moving inside to fly-half. One over eager chip kick aside, his game management, passing and also his defence were of the highest order. After three rounds, it is clear is that now England have their best team, Ashton perhaps aside. What they must do is stick with it and let it grow, through each gritty victory and agonising loss. Indeed, another win in this Six Nations would surpass many expectations.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencolesTRB Tuilagi’s progress is halted by Wales By Ben Coles FIRST things first; what an outstanding test match. The word brutal is commonly associated with international rugby, but rarely has it been showcased more viscerally than when the two sides met at Twickenham on Saturday. The winces and shudders from the crowd were testament to hugely combative displays from both England and Wales.There lies the essence of a great Test match; the ability to openly respect the opposition’s excellence without malice or gritted teeth. No fan, English or Welsh, could argue that both teams had not given their all for the shirt. For that reason alone, England should take heart from their performance.Before kick-off, it was clear to me that the result did not matter for England as long as they performed and showed a marked improvement on their last match. Even though they lost, this was comfortably their best performance to date under Stuart Lancaster. They led for a substantial portion of the game, coming within a whisker of perhaps ending it as a draw, against a side in outstanding form who reached the Rugby World Cup semi-finals last year. There is no shame in that.Corbisiero had a tough time v Adam JonesTo clear up the negatives, England’s main areas of concern were the scrum and the breakdown. Despite strong performances against Euan Murray and Martin Castrogiovanni, Alex Corbisiero struggled against the Lions prop Adam Jones. The first real dark afternoon in his international scrummaging career, however it is an experience he should learn from rather than forget. Meanwhile on the deck, England had few answers to Dan Lydiate and Sam Warburton, either through matching their prowess at getting over the ball when in attack, or of developing ways to combat their skill by committing more bodies to the ruck. A testament to Warburton’s considerable skill, England found themselves pinged for holding on numerous occasions when beginning to build momentum.No team will go a whole match without conceding a penalty at the breakdown, not even Wales, but there are ways to reduce the impact and number of offences. In addition, Chris Ashton was out of sorts on the left wing, refusing to take on the Welsh defence on the outside and persistently cutting in to no effect. So important to England thus far in his career, Charlie Sharples should be given a run in Paris.Both areas will be scrutinised before France, but England should be emboldened with many aspects of Saturday’s match. Their new midfield combination defended forcefully, and had it not been for a wonder tackle from Warburton (in all honesty, the man is superhuman), Manu Tuilagi would have scored on his international return.Farrell has handled expectations well so far Cutting Tom Palmer earlier this week appeared a bizarre and risky move given the proficiency of England’s lineout so far in the tournament, yet Geoff Parling was brilliant in the skies. Mouritz Botha looks every inch an international rugby player, his red scrum cap blurring from one colossal tackle to hitting rucks at pace. Ben ‘The Bus’ Morgan also handled his first start well, by making in-roads against his Celtic friends. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS not for featured
Inconsistency should not be allowed to reign.This was published in the March 2013 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current issue. In this incident it was interpreted that in lifting and completing the tackle, despite the angle of the hit and the manner in which the Argentine was safely reacquainted with the turf, Varndell was guilty. He earned himself a yellow card without dropping or driving anyone.Recent IRB directives ask that punishments pertaining to law 10.4 (j) – ‘Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the player’s feet are off the ground’ – should be heartily enforced.So far this season this has meant that young players like Toulouse’s Christopher Tolofua and Cardiff Blues’ Lloyd Williams have had the book thrown at them for their reckless tackling in the Heineken Cup. This is fair enough, but it’s hardly in keeping with the current trend.Conservatism means an Aviva referee can brandish yellow for fear of disobeying a directive, while a citing panel can get together and agree that no one has earned a spell in the cooler for introducing someone’s head to the dirt.The directive has created a monster. Not the kind of large, looming monster that has everyone in Europe clamouring for change. It’s the kind of tiny, insidious monster that could whisper in an official’s ear, convincing them that the next yellow should come out for something innocuous. By Alan DymockWITH CARDS flying as readily as they will on Valentine’s Day, the issue of officials and their interpretation of the ‘tip tackle’ is raising more than a few hackles.In a Premiership game at Worcester, Leicester’s Toby Flood was cited for upending Andy Goode. After a two-hour hearing five days later, Flood was cleared of trying to spear his opponent into the ground by virtue of a plea that a team-mate had joined in to drive Goode to the floor, just as Flood was falling.A flimsy excuse meant the England fly-half was rendered inculpable.Yet the outcome set a dangerous precedent, because Flood could have seriously injured a fellow professional.Within a couple of days of this, Wasps wing Tom Varndell had been sent to the sidelines by referee Andrew Small after a ‘tip’ on Bath and Pumas winger Horacio Agulla. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
not for featured France: Huget; Planté, Fritz, Fofana, Médard; Lopez, Machenaud; Domingo, Szarzewski, Ducalcon, Vahaamahina, Maestri, Dusautoir (c), Ouedraogo, Picamoles.Reps: Guirado, Debaty, Kotze, Flanquart, Nyanga, Doussain, Michalak, Mermoz. Fly guy: Lopez will start at 10The XV unveiled by Philippe Saint-Andre for Saturday’s first Test in Auckland also trusts in youth. The two half-backs are both 24 and while Maxime Machenaud will be winning his ninth cap, Bordeaux fly-half Camille Lopez will be making his debut. So will winger Adrien Planté, who moved from Perpignan to Racing Metro this month, while 21-year-old second-row Sébastien Vahaamahina makes only his second start for his country.On the bench Saint-Andre has chosen Alexandre Flanquart, the 23-year-old Stade Francais lock, and Daniel Kotze, the South-African born Clermont prop. Both are uncapped, unlike Jean-Marc Doussain, the Toulouse scrum-half of whom great things are expected. Doussain has five minutes of international rugby under his belt, the 22-year-old having come on during the dying stages of the 2011 World Cup final against the All Blacks.Doussain was on the losing side on that occasion, and the form book suggests he won’t be tasting victory on Saturday. But in the long term, France stand to win from their tour to New Zealand while the home nations’ finest are gallivanting across Australia.New Zealand v France, Saturday 8 June, 8.35am (BST), Auckland. Live on Sky Sports 2 Last meeting: France and New Zealand will face each other for the first time since the 2011 World Cup finalBy Gavin MortimerHERE’S A curious stat for you. In the professional age, every Six Nations championship following a Lions tour has been won by the French. In 1998 they clinched the Grand Slam while the home nations were still basking in the glory of beating the Springboks the previous summer; four years later France repeated the feat nine months after the Lions trip Down Under. A clean sweep eluded Les Bleus in 2006 – a shock 20-16 defeat to Scotland on the opening weekend their only reverse in winning the title) but in 2010 France had another Grand Slam to celebrate.Call up: Corbisiero is flying to Oz from ArgentinaIt could all be a coincidence, or it could be point to the fact that France, more than any other Six Nations side, reaps the benefit from a Lions tour. For fun though a Lions tour is, it has a detrimental effect on the fortunes of the four nations involved. True, Scotland are in South Africa with an almost full-strength squad, but Wales have taken a B team to Japan and likewise Ireland to North America. Stuart Lancaster’s England are getting a more meaningful test in Argentina, even without eight of their number, but the call-up of prop Alex Corbisiero can’t have down well with the English. Sure, Lancaster made all the right noises, saying “all the England players and management couldn’t be more pleased for him to get this opportunity…after he missed the Six Nations through injury”.But can Lancaster really have been cock-a-hoop at the call-up? When fit, Corbisiero is arguably the best prop in England, a player vital to Lancaster’s 2015 World Cup plans. A couple of brutal Tests in Argentina would have been an important step in Corbisiero’s rehabilitation after six months out of international rugby with a knee injury; instead, he’s off to Oz to do what exactly? Play in a midweek match here or there, against a front row not fit to clean the boots of the average Argentine tight forward.There’s a lot of drivel talked about the Lions, about how it’s the pinnacle of any British or Irish player’s career. Maybe for an Irishman or Scotsman, who realistically will never get their hands on the World Cup, but for an Englishman? Trevor Woodman was never a Lion, but the England prop did win the World Cup in 2003. If Corbisiero was given the choice of playing a Lions Test against the Wallabies or lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in 2015, I wonder which he would choose.But back to the French, who are just about to play the first of three Tests against the All Blacks. The last time France toured New Zealand was the summer of 2009, when the Lions were losing to South Africa, and they stunned their hosts by winning the first Test 27-22. They nearly clinched the two-Test series the following week in Wellington, going down 14-10 in galeforce conditions.It was a tour that made the names of a several young Frenchmen – Louis Picamoles, Maxime Medard, Mathieu Bastareaud, Fulgence Ouedraogo and Francois Trinh-Duc – players who would go on to win the Grand Slam for France the following year and take them to the World Cup final in 2011. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Granted, he was being mischievous, as is his right as financial custodian of the RBS 6 Nations, but CEO John Feehan blasted open a hornet’s nest with a double-barrel shotgun when he intimated he’d be open to subscription TV offers when the championship’s existing deal with the BBC comes to an end, in 2017.Now call me a traditionalist but in my book there is a certain moral duty to keep the Six Nations on terrestrial television for the betterment of the game. Elite-level rugby should be available to inspire all.If we are to truly push the game beyond its traditional heartlands, youngsters from all social backgrounds should be able to watch superstars like Leigh Halfpenny, Chris Robshaw, Stuart Hogg, Paul O’Connell and Thierry Dusautoir cutting a dash on the field, with packed-out crowds providing a colourful backdrop. Free-to-air allows folk of all ages to marvel at the jewel in the northern hemisphere rugby crown over seven weeks, immersing themselves in the tribal, visceral drama that unfolds before them. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article appeared in the April edition of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers click here As memories of a glorious final Six Nations weekend are locked away for another year, let’s not forget that we’re privileged to be watching games for free…but for how long? Free-to-air: The Six Nations should be protected for the betterment of the game Smiles all round: The Six Nations provides colour, drama and emotionLast month, the television audience for England vs France peaked at a record 9.63m on the final glorious weekend of the tournament. Compare that to the 0.9m Sky Sports audience for the game between England and New Zealand in November and you have a clear indication of the gulf in the number of ‘eyeballs’ watching the action. Terrestrial coverage puts the game on the front and back pages – note how much attention George North’s concussion garnered and the positive progress that followed it.There’s also the money aspect; while the organisation would arguably earn more if Sky Sports and BT Sport entered the bidding, they’re not exactly scrabbling behind the sofa for coppers, with almost £1.3bn in revenues taken over a World Cup cycle. The olive branch is that, as a Category B sporting event, games would have to be shown on terrestrial TV on a time delay but seriously, who could resist peeking on social media, badgering a friend or heading for the pub for a live Six Nations fix? Let’s not bow to temptation.
TAGS: Highlight The first-half was cagey with penalties being trades by both sides, before Dan Biggar had his first miss of the tournament late on in the half to leave the Wallabies, who had gained the ascendancy in the latter stages, 9-6 up at the break, after three Bernard Foley penalties. As Wales chased the game in the second-half, they couldn’t turn their possession into points, even when the Wallabies were down to 13-men. It was a testament to Australia’s water-tight defence that they held out – it was the defence of potential world champions.What’s hotAustralia organisation when down to 13 menThe pressure on Australia when they were down to 13 men was immense but their committment, defensive organisation and ultimately heart took the breath away. Time after time in the second half between 55 and 70 minutes, Wales continually hammered at the Wallaby line, choosing lineouts and five-metre scrums, but they couldn’t find a way through the mass of green and gold defenders. Even when they crossed the whitewash desperate Wallaby defencers held them Wales attackers up.Under the cosh: Australia were down to 13 men at one point but held outWallaby scrum continues to purrWhatever Mario Ledesma is being paid, he needs be politely asking for it to be doubled. So long derided for folding when the pressure came on, the Wallaby pack yet again showed how destructive they could be, earning several scrum penalties to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Their ‘bajada’ or explosive eight-man shove, inspired by the Pumas, has been a feature of this tournament and Scotland, who were given a torrid time by Samoa will be wary come scrum-time.Gareth DaviesWhen Rhys Webb was stretchered off the field against Italy in the warm-ups, the nation mourned but Gareth Davies, the Scarlets scrum-half has comfortably slipped into his shirt. He was agressive – fighting to get the ball back off the much larger Stephen Moore; sharp – consistently sniping around the fringes and skilful; showing deft hands as he looked to put players into space. With four tries in four games, he’s been one of the successes of Wales’ World Cup campaign.Constant threat: Gareth Davies is growing into the role at No 9Sean McMahonHe lasted 48 minutes but showed their Wallaby No 7 jersey is in safe hands if Pocock and Michael Hooper are unavailable. Early on a shuddering hit on Dan Biggar was felt in the stands. The young Melbourne Rebel more than competed with two Lions backrows, Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric. His strength over the ball and ball-carrying ensures that we’ll be seeing far more of the 21-year-old in the coming years.What’s notWelsh tactics dealing with a numerical advantageFor seven minutes, the Wallabies were down to 13 men, and they played for 15 minutes a man down. Wales kept it tight and tried take Australia on in the tight exchanges. Sam Warburton, sensing Australia were vulnerable, chose on several occasions to take attacking lineouts, or scrums. With extra numbers, however, they failed to use width and spread it out to the flanks where they had a numerical advantage. Perhaps they didn’t trust their ability to create out wide but as Warren Gatland admitted it was something they would be looking at closely ahead of the South Africa game.Under pressure: Wales put Australia under pressure but couldn’t break them downWelsh indiscipline in the first halfThere were a few occasions in the latter stages of the first-half when Wales were on the back foot. Their backrow were penalised twice for transgressing outside the 22 when the tryline was not under threat, giving away six points. First with Justin Tipuric pinged for some illegal footwork at the breakdown 35 metres out and secondly, a Taulupe Faletau rogue boot, 30 metres out. Craig Joubert warned them that the next time, it would be yellow card. They proved expensive points.Theatre: Twickenham was packed for a huge battle between Wales and AustraliaStats Australia again defeat Wales in a compelling encounter in which their defence managed to keep out Warren Gatland’s men when down to 13 men Wales ran 291 metres to Australia’s 212, and had 60 per cent possession to Australia’s 40Australia beat 15 defenders compared to Wales’ 10, both sides had four line-breaksThe game’s top carrier was Israel Folau with 64 metres carried. Behind him were George North with 54 and Gareth Anscombe with 52Wales: G Anscombe; A Cuthbert, G North, J Roberts, L Williams; D Biggar, G Davies; P James, S Baldwin, S Lee (T Francis 53) , L Charteris, AW Jones, S Warburton, J Tipuric, T Faletau.ScorersPens: Dan Biggar (2)Replacements: K Owens, A Jarvis, J Ball, R Moriarty, L Williams, R Priestland, J HookAustralia: I Folau; A Ashley-Cooper, T Kuridrani, M Giteau, D Mitchell; B Foley, W Genia; S Sio, S Moore (c), S Kepu, K Douglas, D Mumm, S Fardy, S McMahon (B McCalman 48), David Pocock.Replacements: T Polota-Nau, J Slipper, G Holmes, R Simmons, N Phipps, M Toomua, K BealeScorersPens: Bernard Foley (5)Referee: Craig JoubertAttendance: 80,863 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Shoulder to shoulder: The Wallabies spirit was something to behold Man of the Match: Gareth Davies (Wal)
Rugby in paradiseRanked 86th in the world – nestled comfortably between Niue Islands and the Bahamas – it’s understandable if rugby isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the nation of Mauritius.The small island in the Indian Ocean did, however, play host to the World Club 10s this year and put on a fabulous show for locals, tourists and players alike. It was the second edition of the tournament following its inaugural event in Singapore back in 2014, having taken a sabbatical in 2015 due to the all-encompassing Rugby World Cup.Water sport: The Sharks train in a suitably idyllic Mauritian setting. (Photo: Howard Cleland)The mantra of ‘rugby in paradise’ was not just some throwaway promotional slogan from the organisers of the competition, it permeated every level of the event. From luxurious hotels with expansive vistas of white sand beaches to the bustling and energising capital city of Port Louis, Mauritius delivered a totally unique rugby event, blending local culture with all the thrills and spills you would expect of a weekend at a sevens tournament.Jon Phelps, founder of Carinat Sports Marketing, the company charged with organising the event, confirmed that the tournament will be played in Mauritius for the next three years and that they hope to grow the event over that time period.“This year was about let’s get the building blocks, get the pro teams to come, enjoy it and see the value in it for their own brands as well.”Phelps also confirmed that they would likely try to consolidate the tournament at the size of eight pro teams for 2017, but that expansion was definitely their long-term goal. For now, Phelps’ sights are set on increasing the amount of amateur teams also involved in the competition and he hopes to increase the number of satellite tournaments running concurrently with the pro tournament, with men’s, women’s and touch competitions for teams from all over the world set to be part of the 2017 event.The weekend of rugby takes place at Anjalay Stadium, an 18,000 capacity venue that usually plays host to the Mauritian national football team. With plenty of South African and French expats, not to mention a very healthy amount of tourists from places such as the UK and Australia, there is a hope that over the coming years the event will be able to pack out the arena, with increased interest from locals also chief amongst the organisers’ ambitions.Rainbow warriors: Euskadi at the Anjalay Stadium. (Photo: Howard Cleland/Christiaan Kotze/SASPA)That desire to see the sport grow in Mauritius was echoed by Kevin Venkiah, the president of Mauritius Rugby Union, who compared the country’s potential to that of Fiji.“We have 1.2 million people. Look at Fiji (880k population). All we are missing is that culture. This tournament will help us a lot.“We want the Indian Ocean to make a very good championship. The problem we have in Mauritius is that we have only five clubs. We want to go to Seychelles, Madagascar and then, maybe, the Currie Cup. I don’t know but this is my wish.”The potential is clear to see in Mauritius and the skill levels exhibited by the U12, U14 and U16 teams who played during the intervals between the pro teams’ matches, were particularly impressive.The Sharks, who were one of the eight teams competing for the trophy, took the time out of their schedule to go and visit a local school, College Technique Saint Gabriel, in the build-up to the tournament. The school teaches trades such as car maintenance and cookery to underprivileged children, many of whom have had no education or have been left homeless, with the goal of finding them work once they are old enough.After the Sharks had been introduced to the students, they began running through training drills with the youngsters and the enthusiasm from the kids for the sport was palpable. Whilst football may be Mauritius’ national sport, there is a clear love for rugby in the country when its people are exposed to it.England’s finest: Saracens on the attack against Africa Pacific Dragons. (Photo: Howard Cleland)Western Force conquer the World Club 10sMoving onto the tournament and the Sharks were joined by Western Force, Brumbies, Saracens, Toulon, Africa Pacific Dragons, Euskadi and the Italian All-Stars in Mauritius, with the eight teams separated into two pools of four. The first day was spent playing inter-pool matches to determine seeding, before the teams locked horns for the trophy on finals day.There was definitely a developmental approach from a number of teams, notably Saracens and Toulon, who left the majority of their senior players at home. Mike Ellery was the most notable inclusion for Saracens, whilst Toulon’s Anthony Meric was the most recognisable player for the side from the Côte d’Azur. Sharks and Force both brought multiple players with Super Rugby experience but were mainly reliant on youngsters.Euskadi, a composite team from the Basque region, had a handful of Top 14 players, whilst the Italian All-Stars also had a few players plying their trade in higher European leagues. Africa Pacific Dragons were one of the more eye-catching teams, not only fielding a coaching team including Heyneke Meyer, Hale T-Pole and Will Genia, but also picking ex-All Black Jimmy Cowan, former Newport Gwent Dragon Tonderai Chavhanga and Sisa Koyamaibole.Making a point: APD’s star-studded coaching team. (Photo: Howard Cleland/Christiaan Kotze/SASPA)The Brumbies were undoubtedly the big draw, however, naming a team rich with Super Rugby experience, including Jarrad Butler, Aidan Toua and Ruan Smith to list but a few. Professional players from across the globe descended on the small island of Mauritius to play in the second World Club 10s tournament. Alex Shaw went along to report for Rugby World. TAGS: Saracens The Force is strong: Western Force show off their trophy. (Photo Howard Cleland/Christiaan Kotze/SASPA) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Australian side’s star-studded squad went well on day one, emerging undefeated from their pool of Force, Italian All-Stars and Toulon and looked in fine shape to keep up their challenge on finals day. Similarly, Saracens saw off Sharks, APD and Euskadi in Pool B and also ended the first day undefeated.Pool A champions, the Brumbies, had a date with Euskadi in the quarter-finals, whilst Pool B toppers Saracens had a meeting with the Italian All-Stars. Western Force were set to meet APD and the Sharks and Toulon would wrap things up in the fourth quarter-final.Sunday started as expected, with the Brumbies keeping up their rich vein of form, trouncing Euskadi, 43-5, but a shock came when Saracens, who had been so effective the previous day, were beaten 17-0 by a resurgent Italian All-Stars side. The Force (12-7) and Sharks (26-7) also booked their places in the Cup competition with solid wins.Dragon in flight: The Sharks try to stop the Dragons, who were the Bowl winners. (Photo: Howard Cleland)Saracens’ misery continued after dropping into the Bowl competition, as they were shredded 33-7 by APD and the English champions dropped into the Shield, where they were joined by Euskadi, who were beaten by fellow French side Toulon, 24-7.Force made the most of the Italians upsetting Saracens earlier in the day and comfortably dispatched the Europeans, 29-0, to book their place in the Cup final. The Brumbies took on the Sharks for the chance to face Force in the final and snuck a narrow 7-5 victory, with both teams playing at an intensity that will have done the Super Rugby aspirants in both squads a world of good.After going undefeated on the first day and looking like a contender for the Cup, Saracens finally reversed their downward trend, beating Euskadi 43-0 in the Shield final, a scoreline that would be repeated shortly after when APD beat Toulon in the Bowl final. The Sharks took home the Plate, defeating the Italian All-Stars, 26-7.The Cup final, an all-Australian affair, was the tensest game of the entire weekend. Neither team wanted to make the mistake which would allow the opposition to score but moments of magic from Michael Ruru proved to be the difference as Force did just enough to record a 7-0 victory and were able to lift the trophy that everyone had predicted would go to the Brumbies.Ruru went on to be named the official player of the tournament and along with fellow Force standouts Kane Koteka and Tom Sexton, did his rugby career no harm at all with a stellar showing in Mauritius.Top man: Michael Ruru on the attack for Western Force v The Brumbies. (Photo: Howard Cleland)What they said…Heyneke Meyer, Africa Pacific Dragons coach – “It’s great to be back in rugby.”Ruan Smith, Brumbies prop – “It’s [10s rugby] great for developing skill sets and breakdown work, with teams not committing more than one or two players. Tight five players don’t often get the opportunity to do likewise in sevens.”Henry Taylor, Saracens scrum-half and captain – “This is definitely a great opportunity to develop and press claims for more rugby next season, but we realise there is an expectation on us, representing Saracens.”AB Zondagh, Sharks coach – “It was gutting to lose the semi-final but I’m happy with the effort and performances of our youngsters. We want to come back next year. We’ve definitely learned a lot from this year.”Kane Koteka, Western Force flanker and captain – “We represent those boys back home and I think we’ve done them proud. I think we can use this as a springboard to improve our Super Rugby season.”Team of the tournament1. Paul Taupai, Saracens2. Tom Sexton, Western Force3. Ruan Smith, Brumbies4. Kane Koteka, Western Force5. Jarrad Butler, Brumbies6. Henry Taylor, Saracens7. Michael Ruru, Western Force8. Aidan Toua, Brumbies9. Tonderai Chavhanga, Africa Pacific Dragons10. Thobekani Buthelezi, Sharks What is 10s?A 10-a-side format of the game that resembles sevens in terms of space and flow but with more structure.Each side has a team of five forwards and five backs.Scrummaging is contested and takes place between two tight fives, with no back row involved.The scoring system is identical to sevens, with tries worth five points and conversions, which are also taken as drop-goals, worth an extra two points.It is played over two ten minute halves.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
Over time: Charles Ollivon scores a try in the big win over Samoa. Photo: Getty ImagesCharles Ollivon replaced Loann Goujon early on and showed why he’s rated so highly in Toulon. Powerful and athletic, the 6ft 5in Ollivon is a strong ball-carrying loose forward, but he’s no turnover specialist. Nor is Damien Chouly, fit again after missing the Samoa match, while Kevin Gourdon and Kélian Galletier play more like opensides, but with just four caps between them they’re still learning about the rigours of Test rugby. That might mean a recall for Wenceslas Lauret, the flanker who played in all of last season’s Six Nations matches but lost his place to Gourdon when he missed the summer tour to Argentina because he was helping Racing 92 win the Top 14 title.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. France began their November with an impressive 52-8 defeat of Samoa, the first time they’ve hit a half-century of points since 2009. Now come the real Tests, with Australia and New Zealand visiting Paris on successive Saturdays. Gavin Mortimer reviews and previews…Wes wowsOne of the saddest sights during Philippe Saint-Andre’s reign as France coach was Wesley Fofana. The most gifted French threequarter of his generation was never able to reproduce his club form under PSA, not just because of the sterile, power-based game championed by the coach, but also because in four years he went through a succession of midfield partners – Rougerie, Fritz, Bastareaud, Mermoz and Fickou. For a season Fofana was even shunted out onto the wing, a mistake Guy Noves made last season for a couple of Six Nations matches.Middle man: Wesley Fofana finds a hole in Samoa’s defence. Photo: Getty ImagesThankfully he’s now back where he belongs, and with the powerful Remi Lamerat now alongside Fofana, France may have found the centre pairing to take them to the 2019 World Cup. Though Fofana stole the headlines with his superb creative display against Samoa, his understanding with Lamerat, and the ability to read each other’s games, was crucial.Hat-trick heroThe Fiji-born Virimi Vakatawa showed the full range of his talents in scoring a hat-trick of tries against Samoa. For his first score he showed neat footwork to step inside his markers, for his second he outpaced the cover and for the third he powered through his tackler.Three-piece sweet: Virimi Vakatawa scores his third try against Samoa. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat makes it one of the more remarkable of Test-match triples is that Vakatawa last played a game of 15s in March – in the Six Nations against England. He spent the summer playing sevens for France, and since September he has been based permanently at the French training centre at Marcoussis as he is contracted by the FFR and not a club. Bigger challenges lie ahead for Vakatawa but, as he showed against Samoa, he is a finisher par excellence.Trouble at ten Happy day: Virimi Vakatawa and his France team-mates celebrate. Photo: Getty Images LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France won big against Samoa but do they need to up their game against Australia this week? A broken forearm suffered early in the second half has sidelined Francois Trinh-Duc until the new year. It’s also given Guy Noves a major headache. The man who replaced Trinh-Duc at fly-half, Jean-Marc Doussain, played well, but it was an armchair ride thanks to the dominance of his pack. The dilemma for Noves is to decide whether to keep faith with Doussain, or pick the man he called up on Monday – Camille Lopez.In form: Will Camille Lopez get a shot in the France No 10 jersey? Photo: Getty ImagesHe’s been in fine form for Clermont this season, having slimmed down in the summer and strengthened his kicking game under the guidance of Xavier Sadourny. Doussain has never started a Test match at fly-half and has suffered for several seasons from the strange French belief that nine and ten are more or less interchangeable. Lopez is an exception in this regard, a pure fly-half, and picking him would seem logical given that the likely centre pairing against Australia will be Clermont team-mates Wesley Fofana and Remi Lamerat with another Jaunard, Scott Spedding, at full-back.Kicking conundrumThe general consensus among the French press was that the one back who didn’t shine was scrum-half Maxime Machenaud. Calls are growing for the inclusion of the young and exciting Bordeaux No 9 Baptiste Serin, who in the eyes of many is a more classically French scrum-half. Machenaud plays the game more like a home nations scrum-half, less flashy and more subservient to his fly-half. But dropping Machenaud would mean handing the kicking duties to one of Serin, Doussain or Lopez, all of whom are inexperienced goalkickers at international level.New nine: There are calls for Bordeaux scrum-half Baptiste Serin to start. Photo: Getty ImagesBack-row battleThis is crucial to any Test match but in Paris on Saturday night it could decide the outcome. France have veteran Louis Picamoles at No 8, their one world-class forward, but on the flanks they cede much to the Wallaby pair of Michael Hooper and David Pocock in experience and turnover ability.
There are sports, football and basketball for example, whose global popularity lies partly in their intrinsic simplicity.Rugby is not one of those sports. To fully understand what is going on, why the referee is blowing his whistle so often, what all the pudgy guys traipsing from melee to pile-up to rammy are actually doing, requires a cultish, anorak-like knowledge.Witness the endless debate following Romain Poite’s innovative interpretation of Laws 11.6 and 11.7 in the final Lions Test. Lord Denning would struggle to pick a route through rugby’s Byzantine statute book, so it is little wonder the rest of us (and most of the TV commentators especially) tend to struggle.For many positions on the pitch, actually playing the game is equally as complicated. Some guys get it easy – an openside who charges about in a visible way, makes his tackles and wins a couple of turnovers can expect to be lauded. But because rugby will never go down the NFL path towards over-specialisation, there are some poor sods in the team who, in amongst the chaos and drudgery, are expected to pause now and again and perform closed skills which bear almost no relation to the rest of the game. Kickers and hookers have it worst, and of course the credit for getting it right is dwarfed by the scorn faced when a ball goes astray (see Jamie George in that same Lions match).Which is where the specialist coaches come in. The self-appointed gurus. Some of these are high profile – Dave Alred will always be associated with Jonny Wilkinson and England’s 2003 success, for example – but most are shadowy figures, forever hunkered over their laptops in the analysis room.The players in the pressurised posts are usually delighted for extra help as, unlike the openside, whose key performance indicators are more nuanced (ie, open to fudging), for a hooker or a kicker it’s a case of make or miss. Miss too often and you could be hitting the bricks, with only your P45 for company. FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREPlayers often develop an unusually close working relationship with their specialist coach. As the strains increase, they become a source of pastoral care as much as a technical guide, building confidence in an effort to remove any mental obstacles which might prevent their hours of work with a tennis racket on a pole being smoothly transferred to the pitch.When I started out, it was a novelty to even have a dedicated defence coach. Up till that point we had to use our own common sense – stand in a line across the pitch and tackle the man with the ball. Now, your working week is split between lineout, breakdown, attack, skills coaches… and it is getting more niche. Defensive lineout coach. Really? There is a tragicomic BBC4 documentary in there somewhere: “What does a defensive lineout coach do all day?”, perhaps.The answer, in practical terms, is not all that much. Most of any coach’s time these days is spent on the computer, searching for semi-imagined traits, tells in the opposition and in their players. On ‘the paddock’, there are only so many useable hours and I have heard one coach say, almost proudly, that he is lucky if he gets ten minutes a week to put his ideas into practice. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bag men: The England squad go through some drills Still, there are careers to be had for former players with a passion for detail. Whereas in the past some ex-pros saw coaching jobs as a full-on gravy train, nowadays there is true accountability. Fifteen years ago the week before a Test seemed to serve as little more than a boozy jolly for former players on the staff. It was as if they were calling in some debt, so determined did they seem to take the mickey.Now, when a peer moves into such a job, I essentially lose a friend. Twelve-hour days are the norm for any coach in 2017, even those patrolling the most esoteric parts of the game. Leisurely brunches after a quick gym session are a distant memory for the poor dears.Though I’m still not sure what they do for a day! This column first appeared in the September 2017 edition of Rugby World magazine.
Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international tries from the Nineties Collapse Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… Setting off down a tight lineout blindside, the sprite-like nine beat six English defenders before anyone had quite gathered what was going on. Van der Westhuizen’s chip never gets above head-height, but the deliberateness of this deft delicacy sees him scoop up the ball on the bounce and shrug off Mike Catt (poor man) to cement a 24-14 Springbok win.John Bentley (British & Irish Lions) v Gauteng, 1997 Matt Dawson’s famous dummy was the most important try on the 1997 Lions tour, but part-time winger, part-time comedian John Bentley was the top try-scorer.None was better than this swerving 70-metre effort against the Gauteng Lions, which would propel him towards a starting berth in the second and third Tests.The last two swerves seem more aesthetic than pragmatic, but they served as the exclamation mark on the try that, more than any other, set the Lions on their way to a Test series victory.Christian Cullen (New Zealand) v Australia, 1997 Christian Cullen’s pace was remarkable, not the least because for the duration of the Nineties he wore shirts so baggy that they must have felt like a mini parachute. The best of a stellar selection came against Australia in 1997, as part of a first-half onslaught that saw the All Blacks go 36-0 up.Zinzan Brooke does his best Finn Russell impression with a long miss-pass, which Cullen steams onto at top speed. Barely even noticing tacklers as he ghosts past them, he instead focuses on tormenting full-back Stephen Larkham.Each sway of Cullen’s hips forces Larkham to turn, but each time he does, you get the feeling that he cannot even see the All Black, never mind tackle him.Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) v France, 1999 There was always going to be more than one Jonah Lomu try on this list, wasn’t there? The RWC 1999 semi-final will always be best known for France’s 43-31 comeback win, but these memories should not come at the cost of Lomu’s barnstorming first-half score.There’s a famous picture of Maradona where six Belgian defenders stand facing him, desperately trying to stop the little maestro. Lomu wasn’t so little, but the result was the same: an entire defence can’t stop genius.Five defenders lay their hands on Lomu, he disappears into an ocean of blue shirts, but he somehow re-emerges on the other side, still clasping the ball, not knowing what would come before the 80 minutes were up. 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s A brilliant pass, but one equally made by the intelligence of Gavin Hastings’s run, beginning moments before Townsend made his first cut. He was flying as he caught the ball and only stopped underneath the posts to ensure the conversion would take Scotland to a 23-21 victory.FIND OUT WHAT’S INSIDE RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONJonah Lomu (New Zealand) v England, 1995 There are many emotions you may feel while watching a rugby match. Excitement, despair and even unconditional love are common. But pity is not. Pity is foreign to rugby – except for one summer afternoon during the RWC 1995 quarter-finals.Any observer who has ever anticipated physical pain, maybe when bathing a wound in saltwater or hearing the whirr of a tattoo gun, will pity the unfortunate Mike Catt here.Jonah Lomu broke into cult icon status as he broke Catt’s body, but people forget the elegance with which he swerved around the covering Rory Underwood and Will Carling first.Kiwi commentator Keith Quinn summarised the moment pretty well: “Lomu… oh… oh!” Oh, and he’d go on to score another three tries in the match.Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) v England, 1995The Springboks and 1995 go together like butter and toast, props and scrummaging. Their most famous try was Pieter Hendriks’s opener against Australia, the most famous moment that image of Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar, but their best try came five months later at Twickenham (see 1:20 on the video).Many pundits have Gareth Edwards and Joost van der Westhuizen as the greatest scrum-halves of all time, so it seems fitting here that the South African reimagines Edwards’s famous 1972 score against Scotland (as seen in our top ten tries of the 1970s).MORE GREAT TRIES… Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Expand Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1980s Outside lane: Jonah Lomu escapes the French defence to score a try at RWC 1999 (Getty Images) Expand 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1990sThe 1990s was an incredible decade for try-scoring. There was Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen and Jeff Wilson – and that’s only thinking about New Zealand. Picking only ten scores was no easy task, but keep reading for one-man wrecking balls, last-minute heartbreakers and tries from the end of the world…Serge Blanco (France) v Australia, 1990Serge Blanco made our lowdown of the best tries of the Eighties for sending France to the inaugural World Cup final, but his most sensational individual effort would come three years later.Catching a ball from a wheeling scrum on his own line, Blanco took off like a greyhound being pursued by a pack of chihuahuas. His stride length seems twice that of the Australian defenders, only briefly slowing to dummy the full-back with a characteristically Gallic insouciance.Going coast to coast untouched? Unparalleled.Philippe Saint-Andre (France) v England, 1991 The final game of the 1991 Five Nations saw both France and England gunning for the title. Down on the scoresheet, France needed something special and what is truly memorable about this try is its audacity, so surprising that the camera pulls away as the move begins.Serge Blanco seized the ball from Pierre Berbizier. Drawing the tackle, the peerless full-back shipped on to Jean-Baptiste Lafond, who in turn found Philippe Sella. Four pairs of hands and the ball was still in the shadow of the French posts.Fly-half Didier Camberabero was the true architect of the try, taking the switch pass and kicking the ball over the English defence, before catching it on the full and booting it infield.Philippe Saint-Andre was the lucky recipient, dealing with an awkward bounce to the rapture of a crowd, which sounded more Lyonnais than London.France may have lost the game 21-19, but Saint-Andre has since taken some silverware home: his was awarded the title of greatest Twickenham try at the stadium’s 2009 centenary dinner.Tim Horan (Australia) v New Zealand, 1991 A string of knockout defeats for the Kiwis began in the 1991 World Cup semi-final. New Zealand were the ones dressed in black, but it was David Campese who was the magician (see 2:09 on the video).Michael Lynagh’s chip couldn’t have been more tempting if it was covered in ketchup, but a weaving Campese still seemingly had no route to the try-line.You’d have been forgiven for thinking that Campese had sidestepped himself dizzy, so strange was the sight of him gently lobbing the ball behind his head.The All Black defence were similarly confused, colliding as they watched Tim Horan take the popped pass in his stride to send them home.Jean-Luc Sadourny (France) v New Zealand, 1994 French rugby was to the 1990s what the Dutch football team were to the 1970s – iconic and stylish without ever really winning anything of note.The gloriously named ‘try from the end of the world’ came in New Zealand’s last defeat at Eden Park, where they had allowed France to stay within a score by missing a plethora of kickable penalties. They would be punished in the most theatrical way possible.Attempting to describe the try in the space available could never do it justice. Watch it and feast on the speed, the accuracy and the most unselfish offload ever seen on a rugby pitch.The way New Zealand have been going recently (recently being the last 25 years), it will take similar fireworks to ever break the spell of Eden Park again.Gavin Hastings (Scotland) v France, 1995 Not many passes are so good that they spawn their own nickname – but Gregor Townsend’s ‘Toonie Flip’ is one of them. Scotland were 21-16 down, and desperately looking for their first win in Paris since 1969.It didn’t look likely, as a deep Scottish attacking line seemed well marshalled by the drifting French defence. But the quicksilver Townsend suddenly stepped inside and, despite the attentions of two tacklers, extended his right arm out like a ballerina’s leg to flip the ball inside. 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1980s LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s
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Who is Robbie Henshaw: Ten things you should know about the Ireland centreRobbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut in 2013 against the USA and has since won more than 50 caps for his country. Here are a few facts about the star…Ten things you should know about Robbie Henshaw1. Robbie Henshaw was born on 12 June 1993 in Athlone, Ireland. He stands at 6ft 3in (1.91m) and weighs 15st 8lb (99kg).2. He started his career at Connacht, making his debut in 2012, and he went on to win the Pro12 with the province. He remained at Connacht until 2016, then he signed for Leinster and has since won four Pro14 titles and the European Champions Cup.3. Henshaw has won two Six Nations titles with Ireland in 2015 and 2018. The 2018 win was a Grand Slam but Henshaw didn’t play a part in all the matches as he was injured for the Italy fixture. Henshaw has also represented Ireland at two Rugby World Cups, in 2015 and 2019.4. He was selected to go on the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and played in four of the warm-up matches before being ruled out by injury.He has also been picked in the Lions 2021 squad to tour South Africa. 9. He has a geography and economics degree from University College Dublin.10. Henshaw has said his go-to song to sing in the shower is Titanium by David Guetta. Robbie Henshaw impressed during the 2021 Six Nations (Getty Images) 5. Henshaw has spoken about ‘Stuesdays’ at Leinster. The name was given to the training session held on a Tuesday by coach Stuart Lancaster.He told the Irish Times: “I don’t know who came up with the name, but just because of the intensity of them I think. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. From musical talents to rugby trophies “It’s both attack and defence. It changes, which keeps you on your toes. It gets you match-ready and gets you up to the intensity that you need to get to.”6. Henshaw comes from a musical family, and he can play the guitar, fiddle, piano and the button accordion.7. He has previously said his biggest fear is not living life to the full.He told Independent.ie: “I try to just enjoy myself all the time in whatever I’m doing.”Does Robbie Henshaw have a girlfriend?8. Henshaw has been in a relationship with Sophie Marren since 2016.
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Comments (1) Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal propuso formalmente el 17 de octubre intentar restañar las heridas que se produjeron durante la reciente controversia sobre el funcionamiento de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias.Los esfuerzos del Consejo incluyeron dos resoluciones y muchas declaraciones de apoyo al futuro de la UTO y sus relaciones con la denominación.Además, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori le dijo al Consejo que ella y la presidente de la junta directiva de la UTO, Barbara Schafer, de la Diócesis de Nevada, estaban colaborando en una declaración conjunta que habría de dársele conocer a la Iglesia más adelante.Steve Hutchinson, presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre el Gobierno y Administración para la Misión (GAM) del Consejo, dijo a sus colegas que las discusiones que su comité sostuvo con cuatro representantes de la UTO fueron “sustantivas, francas y productivas”.Él caracterizó la actitud como de “firmísimo apoyo y grandes esperanzas de progresar —no de quedarse en el pasado, sino de avanzar conjuntamente”.En una de las dos resoluciones del Consejo relacionados con la UTO, aprobadas el último día de su reunión del 15 al 17 de octubre en esta ciudad, los miembros “reconocieron con profundo pesar la ruptura de las comunicaciones y de la relación entre la junta de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias y el liderazgo de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera” (DFMS).Ellos “se comprometieron [a llevar adelante] un período de reconciliación y de renovación de todas las partes mediante un diálogo ponderado y leal para resolver los asuntos de gobierno y administración, al tiempo de honrar la promoción histórica de la UTO de una teología de la acción de gracias, de manera que la misión de la UTO pueda fortalecerse”.Al mismo tiempo, los miembros se comprometieron “al continuo apoyo de la UTO a través de las ofrendas de acción de gracias de manera regular mediante las “cajitas azules” o de las ofrendas directas en las recolecciones de primavera y otoño” e invitaron a que toda la Iglesia Episcopal se les uniera [en este empeño].“damos gracias por los años de servicio inspirador y profético a la denominación que han hecho la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias y generaciones de mujeres líderes, y esperamos celebrar el 125º. aniversario de esta importante labor en tanto procuramos la renovación de esta misión para las generaciones futuras”, concluía la Resolución GAM011.El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre la Misión Mundial del Consejo también presentó una resolución el 17 de octubre en que expresaba su acción de gracias por el ministerio de la UTO y apoyaba el avance de su obra. La Resolución WM015 respaldaba los Enfoques y Criterios de Subvenciones de la junta de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias para 2014 (que aparecerán en la página web de la UTO el 1 de noviembre). Finalmente, la resolución también instaba a todos los episcopales a obtener y usar diariamente la Caja Azul de la UTO.Las discusiones del Consejo las provocó la renuncia a principios de septiembre de cuatro miembros de la junta directiva de la UTO por lo que para algunos fue el controversial empeño de redactar un memorando de acuerdo entre la UTO y la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, así como unos nuevos estatutos para la histórica organización que según dijo Jefferts Schori tenían por objeto hacer que los procedimientos operativos estuvieran “en conformidad tanto con las leyes federales como las políticas de la DFMS”.Hutchinson dijo durante la conferencia de prensa del mediodía del 17 de octubre que la más reciente controversia era “un poquito de acaloramiento sobre una relación francamente quebrantada, algunos de cuyos [motivos] probablemente datan de décadas, y algunos de los cuales son más recientes”.Él también hizo notar que “no obstante 125 años de un extraordinario ministerio en la Iglesia, la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias como organización nunca se ha definido formalmente como una entidad de la Iglesia Episcopal, y eso ha provocado muchísima confusión en diferentes momentos de su historia y en alguna medida ha contribuido en algo al funcionamiento errático en su relación con otras partes de la Iglesia”.Ahora, sin embargo, le dijo Hutchinson al Consejo, existe la esperanza de “una nueva identidad, una nueva temporada de compañerismo y cooperación”.Él también le dijo al Consejo que un equipo de trabajo de los miembros de la junta directiva de la UTO y de miembros del GAM no tardarían en organizarse para continuar en el empeño de seguir adelante.Hutchinson, que había participado anteriormente este año en la labor de la revisión de los estatutos y del memorando de acuerdo, había convocado una reunión a puertas cerradas el 15 de octubre con Schafer, la presidenta de la junta de la UTO; los recién nombrados miembros de la junta de la UTO: la Rda. Sarah Carver, de la Diócesis de Michigan Oriental y el Rdo. John Tampa, de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte; así como Margaret (Peg) Cooper, presidenta del Comité de Subvenciones de la UTO, de la Diócesis de Misurí. Los cuatro habían sido invitados al primer día de reuniones del Consejo.Hutchinson dijo al Consejo el 15 de octubre que él solicitaría la sesión a puertas cerradas porque “se trata de crear… un lugar seguro para una conversación muy franca”.Los presentes, además de los miembros del GAM y los miembros invitados de la junta directiva de la UTO, fueron Jefferts Schori; la Rda. Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados; la Rda. Heather Melton, misionera de la UTO; el obispo Stacy Sauls, encargado de operaciones del centro denominacional; Paul Nix, consejero legal del centro denominacional y Sally Johnson, canciller de Jennings.Hutchinson había dicho que él quería crear “un lugar seguro para una conversación muy franca” que sería “descarnadamente sincera donde fuera necesario, [así como] compasiva y hospitalaria”.La Ofrenda Unida de Gracias se creó en 1889 como la Ofrenda Unida de la Rama Auxiliar de Mujeres para la Junta de Misiones y fundamentalmente apoyaba la labor de las misioneras. La UTO posteriormente amplió su énfasis para incluir todas las áreas del quehacer de la Iglesia.Las subvenciones de la UTO son financiadas en gran medida con el dinero que los episcopales depositan en las “cajitas azules” que ellos mantienen en sus casas y oficinas. Durante los últimos 124 años, la UTO ha otorgado subvenciones por el monto de $131.789.046,70, según un informe que aparece aquí.La UTO sugiere que diariamente las personas deben orar y dar —echando algunas monedas en su Caja Azul—en reconocimiento de su diaria gratitud por lo que Dios les ha dado. A menudo, las personas a quienes la UTO llama “dadores agradecidos” suplementan sus contribuciones diarias antes de enviar el dinero a la UTO, ya sea individualmente o mediante un proceso conocido como recolecciones diocesanas. La UTO cree que las dádivas agradecidas unen espiritualmente a los dadores con las personas que se benefician de sus dádivas.Durante la reunión de la junta directiva, del 25 al 1 de octubre, Melton dijo que las ofrendas a la UTO habían disminuido a lo largo de los últimos diez años.En 2007, la UTO otorgó 91 subvenciones por un monto total de $2.401.906,70. En 2009, otorgó cerca de $2,1 millones en 63 subvenciones. Para 2013, la UTO concedió 48 subvenciones por un total de $1.517.280,91. La lista completa de subvenciones puede encontrarse aquí.El Consejo Ejecutivo pidió en 2008 que un grupo de estudio sobre la UTO esclareciera la relación legal de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (la DFMS es la entidad legal corporativa de la Iglesia) con la UTO.Sandra McPhee, la primera presidente del grupo, hizo notar en ese tiempo que no existía nada por escrito que definiera la relación de la UTO con la DFMS, pese a que la UTO usaba el número de exención de impuestos asignado a la DFMS por la Superintendencia de Contribuciones (IRS), la cual espera que la DFMS “controle” a la UTO.El comité del Consejo que propuso el grupo de estudio también hizo notar la disminución de ingresos de la UTO y se preguntó si el modelo de recaudación de fondos de la UTO y sus métodos de asignación de fondos necesitaba actualizarse.El grupo de estudio de 2008 informó al Consejo y a la Convención General en 2012. El Consejo aprobó el informe del grupo en 2011 e incluyó una nueva serie de estatutos y solicitó un memorando de acuerdo entre la UTO y la DFMS. La Convención también adoptó el informe y los estatutos.Jefferts Schori solicitó una reunión con los miembros de la junta de la UTO y con personal de la DFMS este pasado mes de julio. Durante esa reunión ella nombró un comité que colaborara con algunos miembros de la junta de la UTO para redactar un memorando de acuerdo y revisar los estatutos del grupo a fin de que estuvieran en conformidad con las leyes federales y la política de la DFMS que la Obispa Primada buscaba. Fue esa labor la que finalmente condujo a las renuncias de algunos miembros de la junta de la UTO.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL October 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm Father Webber,I concur. This slow deterioration of the worship/prayer life at General came to a head under the misguided leadership of this ‘posterboy’ of careerism in the Episcopal Church is simply unacceptable.Go with God.Father Anthony C. Dinoto, GTS ’99 October 2, 2014 at 12:31 am After posting my query I read the article at the NY Times, which was somewhat illuminating:“Seeking Dean’s Firing, Professors End Up Jobless,” by Sharon Otterman, Oct 1, 2014http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/nyregion/labor-dispute-leaves-professors-jobless.htmlI wanted to share the information in case it is helpful to others. [Episcopal News Service] The board of trustees’ executive committee for General Theological Seminary in New York has “voted with great regret to accept the resignations” of eight full-time professors who say “the working environment that the Dean and President has created has become unsustainable.”The board said its decision came “after much prayer and deliberation and after consulting our legal council.” The trustees also said that the primary concern of the seminary “continues to be the education and formation of our students.”A conflict between the dean and some members of faculty at the nearly 200-year-old seminary was made public late last week when e-mails from the departing professors to students were circulated.Nowhere in those e-mails did the eight say they were resigning and at least one of the professors, Andrew Irving, said in a subsequent e-mail that “we wish to underline that we have not resigned. Our letters did not say that we would resign. We requested meetings with the board.”The 37-member board, many of whom met via conference call on Sept. 29 to discuss the conflict, said in a statement released the next day that they had reached their decision “with heavy hearts,” but agreed that “following months of internal divisions around the future direction of General Seminary” it was the “best path forward in educating our students and shaping them into leaders of the church.”The board said that the seminary is willing to meet with any former faculty member about the possibility of reconsidering his or her position.The eight faculty members said they would not teach, attend meetings, or participate in common worship in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd until “pressing issues” at the seminary were addressed.After the trustees made their decision, the Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle, who became dean and president in July 2013, said in a Sept. 29 e-mail to students: “Prayer is the most powerful response any of us can make at this point. Please pray.”Dunkle and the remaining faculty, the board said, “are working on the best ways to continue teaching and advising and to assure all that we will continue to provide quality education and formation with the least amount of interruption possible.”The board’s statement notes that the school’s New York location “affords us access to a wide range of resources, and we shall be drawing upon those resources to address any needs created by these resignations.”Professors Joshua Davis, Mitties DeChamplain, Deirdre Good, David Hurd, Andrew Irving, Andrew Kadel, Amy Lamborn and Patrick Malloy said in their Sept. 26 e-mail to students that they were not going to teach, attend meetings, or participate in common worship until “pressing issues” at the seminary were addressed. They said that “despite many attempts at dialogue in the past year – including conversations facilitated by a professional external facilitator – the situation has deteriorated to such an extent that we have reached an impasse.”The professors said that they had communicated what they called “dire circumstances” to the board of trustees and said that their “work stoppage” could be ended immediately if the board would commit to meeting with them.But the board said in its statement that some of those demands for action were “not possible under the governing structure of the Seminary.”Dunkle, a former lawyer and a 2004 graduate of GTS, e-mailed the seminary community on the morning of Sept. 29 saying that the principal concern is the welfare of the students and acknowledging that worship is central to GTS.In a further email on Sept. 30, as the board’s statement was pending, Dunkle confirmed that about half of the classes would continue uninterrupted. “As we go through this together, remember that all our hope on God is founded,” he added. “It’s not just a hymn, but a guiding reminder of our fundamental truth. Prayer, either alone or together, is the most effective way to access God. Please remember to continue to pray for all those here and not here.”The departing professors expressed their view that Dunkle “has repeatedly shown that he is unable to articulate sensitively and theologically the issues that are essential to the thriving of the Body of Christ in its great diversity. Moreover his failure to collaborate, or to respond to our concerns when articulated has resulted in a climate that many of us find to be fraught with conflict, fear, and anxiety.”They mentioned that there had been “a number of very serious incidents and patterns of behavior which have over time caused faculty, students, and staff to feel intimidated, profoundly disrespected, excluded, devalued, and helpless … Our concerns about these behaviors and their consequences have been dismissed by the Dean. We find that the Dean’s unwillingness to take responsibility for the damage that these ways of acting and speaking have caused is deeply problematic.”The board of trustees said in its Sept. 30 statement that it is conducting an internal investigation into the allegations of statements made by Dunkle.The General Theological Seminary was founded in 1817 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City as the first theological seminary of the Episcopal Church.As with many theological institutions, GTS has faced economic pressures following the global financial crisis leading to the sale of some of its property in order to eliminate debt and balance its budget. There was no indication from the various statements and correspondence that the seminary’s financial issues had in any way contributed to the present conflict.The 10 Episcopal seminaries in the U.S. have very few official ties to the Episcopal Church, beyond General Convention’s authority to elect six of the GTS trustees.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will visit the school on the morning of Oct. 1. She will visit an 8:30 a.m. class, attend chapel and then “be present on the Close until 11:30 a.m. for your own contact with her,” Dunkle said in his first Sept. 30 e-mail to students.“The Church is counting on us,” the board concluded in its statement. “This week Dean Dunkle and the remaining faculty are working on the best ways to continue teaching and advising and to assure all that we will continue to provide quality education and formation with the least amount of interruption possible.“While we may sometimes disagree, the commitment to our current students is a responsibility that the Board takes seriously. It is for their well-being alone that we came to this resolution, and pray that our decision was the right one.” September 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm I am mystified as to the source and details of this conflict, and the article does nothing to alleviate my confusion. Could someone who understands what is happening at GTS provide a link to a reputable source, or possibly to another article that contains better information? It would be greatly appreciated, as this sounds like a matter that should be better understood by our community. I would like to have at least some idea what in the world is going on. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 September 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm It’s not April ist. Is it? Comments navigation Newer comments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis September 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm Is it true that the Dean has discontinued daily chapel services? If so, the Board should accept his resignation. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Theological Education Father Anthony C. Dinoto says: Grace Cangialosi says: Jonathan Coffey says: Livingston Prescott Humboldt IV says: By ENS StaffPosted Sep 30, 2014 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS September 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm This article is so typical of many that appear on ENS regarding controversial issues. Lots of smoke and mirrors about “prayerful consideration” and so on, without once addressing the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW of the grave matters at hand. Members of the church deserve a full and public dialogue about the specific causes of dissension that have created such a drastic and horrendous outcome. So, ENS, what is going on the precipitated this? What are the specific charges or allegations? Nothing short of full candor and specifics will suffice. I’m glad that people are engaged in prayer over this issue, but what is it that people are praying for and about? Margaret Trezevant says: Will Berry says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Arthur House says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel September 30, 2014 at 11:31 pm What I do not understand comes directly from the ENS article, which said that the Board regretfully accepted the resignations of the eight professors. Yet the eight professors say they did not resign. So, we have a little problem here about what constitutes resignation. Did the Board interpret their pledge of work-stoppage until a conversation with the Board was possible as the equivalent of resignation? That was never stated. I’m not associated with General, and I don’t know how much of the faculty eight members represents, but it surely has to be significant. Why isn’t the Board and the Dean talking with them? October 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm It was spelled incorrectly on the GTS document I read, as “council” instead of “counsel”. It was probably corrected later. September 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm AMEN! Rector Smithfield, NC Sylvia Vasquez says: September 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm I wonder — can a board of trustees, in the State of New York, vote on a decision by telephone conference call? I know that is illegal in many states, and am aware that Standing Committees are not suppose to act that way in the consent to bishop’s elections. It is a curious choice. The letter from the Board indicated that it was the Executive Committee that took this action regarding the faculty. We are starting to get too many conflicting reports. Rev. Terri Brice says: J. Suhar says: Mary Roehrich says: Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC September 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm It’s not ENS’s fault. The point is, there’s not some external issue this is about, like pay or hours. According to the faculty, the issue here is the Dean’s inability to cooperate with anybody on anything. Their statements are that he won’t listen, orders people around, and if anyone ever disagrees with him, he reacts with intimidation and hostility. And the faculty say that even after they’ve had a mediator come in, he’s been just as hostile or more so. There’s more extensive coverage over on Episcopal Cafe, with statements from both sides. The faculty have also put up a site called http://www.safeseminary.org Andrew Irving says: September 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm “after much prayer and deliberation and after consulting our legal council.” Who’s on first? Donn Mitchell says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID September 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm I’m a young adult candidate for the priesthood, looking at potential seminaries and although I was never considering General, I have to admit I certainly won’t be now and wonder if my Bishop would even allow it, given the current circumstances. I’ve been following this situation for several days and the particularities have been quite unsettling. I think this is an example of bad hierarchy in the modern education and Church system. I certainly acknowledge that not all hierarchy is inherently bad, but when folks in leadership positions and positions of power refuse to include valued and respected members of their community/staff in their decision process, deny meetings with them, and then fire them by way of “accepting resignations” that never actually existed– there is a serious abuse of power. My prayer is that those administrators and those on the board would prayerfully re-consider their decision and would remember that Jesus saw His power with/as God as something not to be exploited but humbled and emptied himself, even to death on the cross. October 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm Mother Elizabeth,Agreed. Helene Swanson Christopher L. Webber says: September 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm Wait: I’m one of the 8 faculty members – we have not departed!We have not resigned; we did not offer resignation. Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Sally Rowan says: October 2, 2014 at 2:48 am Sir, your reference to a “stereotype New York lawyer” is both unnecessary and offensive. Didn’t it occur to you that you could have expressed your position without bringing up an unproven stereotype? September 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm I regret that the author of this article elected to include no specifics with respect to issues and positions in conflict. That leaves the reader with only the knowledge that this important seminary is in crisis. I do not ask the author to take a position, but I expect journalistic standards that give depth to reporting and value to the reader.Michael PattersonReno, Nevada J. W. McRee says: Comments (62) October 2, 2014 at 3:47 am I agree. In my view as a longtime editor and columnist, this story should have been held until both sides could be represented or the details gleaned in some other fashion. Ofherwise, just state that noone will talk. It’s too easy for rumors to start sounding like facts. September 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm Very troubling and from everything I read here and at the Episcopal Cafe, it certainly appears that Dunkle is acting primarily as a stereotype New York City lawyer rather than as a priest primarily assigned to the care of souls. As someone currently in the discernment process, I can say with certainty that GTS is no longer on my list of possibilities for future ministerial education. Very sad. September 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm You know, I am bloody well sick and tired of people putting good guy/bad guy hats on various factions and taking sides and using students – or students presenting themselves – as helpless victims. Truth is, we do not have enough information at this point to make any judgment. It’s like trying to diagnose why a patient is coughing and you haven’t gotten lab tests or vital signs or listened to lung sounds or gotten an X-ray or scan. It could be a cold or allergies or asthma or pneumonia or COPD or lung cancer, or some combination of causes. But, you won’t know until all the information and data is in and can be analyzed. From where I sit, no one’s hands are clean. After EDS and now GTS, it feels a bit like Israel and Palestine. After a while, it almost makes no difference who is right and who is wrong. Just stop it. Not one more pound of flesh or one more pint of blood. Just behave like grown up – indeed, ones who profess to be Christian – and get on with the work of teaching and doing and modeling the Gospel, please. Elizabeth Sheppard says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN September 30, 2014 at 5:47 pm Exactly. Well put September 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm Since when does the gospel not take sides? God loves all equally, yes, but Jesus definitely took sides when it came to how we treat one another. He did, after all, overturn a few tables in the temple. Yes, details are still sketchy, but in time I feel sure there will be a side to take. From what we know now, things aren’t looking good. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Reggie Harris says: September 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm I’m with Elizabeth. No more taking sides! Much better for us to be all about the notoriously non-side-taking Gospel. Lou Divis says: September 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm Truth takes many forms on all sudes of this situation. GTS has become a “we vs them” situation. Broken trust and communication, forced terminations/resignations, emotional decision makers…… Perhaps God will redeem this struggle by strengthening the future clergy at GTS who will confront these situations in their own ministries more often than we would like to admit. Perhaps this situation will teach us that we should all look at the statistics of what clergy and their vestries/boards do with and to each other in this same painful way. And then the hard work of owning our roles in it, asking for and receiving forgiveness and working towards how God’s kingdom wants differently from us needs to commence. The statistics of these types of conflict in the local, and all parts of, church are rising. What GTS is experiencing is very similar. Read the recent posts from the Episcopal Womens Caucus! God forgive us all. September 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm I don’t know what is more lamentable, the issue (whatever it is), or the news source (not) reporting it. Submit an Event Listing Douglas Pierce says: Ann Scott says: Comments navigation Newer comments The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest September 30, 2014 at 6:55 pm I am an Australian Anglican from Sydney, not associated with the General Seminary. As such I am very familiar with the destructive effects of Church wrangling. I am saddened and horrified by the additional negative image of Anglicanism and Christianity your USA seminary standoff situation presents to the world. Your debate may appear local and petty to you, but it has global effects on us, so please consider this. Through the internet, your situation delights anti-Christian terrorist groups in Australia. It provides them with strong evidence to lure Christians away from Churches. Please find a way to address and resolve your differences. Why can’t the irreconcilable parties form two parallel subseminaries within the seminary? Then they could be required to debate their disagreements rigorously and properly, with parallel peer review from both sides, in academic journals, and students would be free to choose their alliance, or move between both points of view as they discern. This would expose personal rivalries and shine a light on the truth. Holding a mirror up to human reality often leads to Christ.With prayers for your success in finding a resolution through Christ,Elizabeth Sheppard BA BTh BPhil STB ACertCMSydney, Australia Erna Lund says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Charles Hawes says: October 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm TEC is fortunate to have seminarians! Cynthia Katsarelis says: Education remains priority amid General Seminary faculty departures Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seth Kasten says: Elizabeth Grainger says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA September 30, 2014 at 10:41 pm Did anyone else notice the typographical error in the Board’s statement? Brad Howard says: October 1, 2014 at 7:33 pm Agreed. What specifically are the facts and issues involved here? J. W. McRee says: Elizabeth Grainger says: Christine Leigh-Taylor says: Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Very Rev. Ronald H. Clingenpeel says: September 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm I am very disheartened at the disingenuous response of the board stating that the faculty had resigned which they MOST CLEARLY had not. Heavy hearts? Seriously? The one big gigantic almost impossibly reachable request made by the faculty was to meet with the board. Why couldn’t they meet with the faculty? It seems that there is darkness surrounding this whole event and the fact that EIGHT respected faculty could be cast aside so easily raises serious doubts about the seminary leadership of both the Dean and the Board. And if the seminary is successful in continuing to function without the faculty by hiring from the great pool of talent available in New York those “scab” professors would be “crossing the picket line” and the seminary would continue to bury the real problems that brought it to this disgraceful situation. Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ September 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm This is clearly a lockout as a response to cover up a hostile work environment. Parrot Pastor says: September 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm Sad, but not surprising, when things come to a point like this. I have no knowledge of the situation and therefore no insights or even opinions to add. Patricia Nakamura says: Andrew Katsanis says: Featured Jobs & Calls September 30, 2014 at 6:51 pm Why does this article refer to “departing” professors? They have not resigned. The board has authorized a lock-out, and when they realize the implcations of what they have done, they will eventually have to back down. In my 30-year association with General, I can recall three major showdowns over contract violations, discrimination, and unfair labor practices. The board eventually backed down in all three cases. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY September 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm Well said, as usual, Elizabeth! October 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm Typo is in ENS report, not in the letter from the Board of Trustees which says “counsel” not “council”. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA September 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm He had switched to an alternating Eucharist, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer rotation. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC September 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm Excuse me. I don’t have a dog in this fight. But in the name of journalistic excellence, I would like to point out that the faculty members claim that they did not resign. ENS seems to be projecting the side of the Trustees. I will be very interested in hearing more, as those striking faculty have concerns that this Dean has made remarks that are racist, sexist, and homophobic. As an Episcopalian, that would concern me greatly. I hope to hear balanced and honest reporting. And I hope that none of my pledge money has funded this debacle. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL September 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton said precisely and completely all that can be said at this moment: We do not have enough information. And I am heartily glad I am merely an onlooker. October 5, 2014 at 7:07 am Chris et al.,While I may or may not agree with your statement(s), I do not think pronouncements on matters of great import and nuance serves the Church or the Seminary’s best interest. Allowing those “on the ground” at GTS continue to sort out the way(s) forward and holding them in our prayers may be the better part of valor (and wisdom) for those of us in diaspora.JBC (STM, 1985) Associate Rector Columbus, GA Lucia Lloyd says: Michael Craig Patterson says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Paul Van Brunt says: Charles Hawes says: Kevin M O’Connor says: Sarah Dylan Breuer says: October 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm I would say that the Board views that the faculty said we can not work with the Dean, so therefore either the Dean goes or we won’t work. If the Trustees support the Dean as they are apparently doing and the faculty will not work with him then the faculty have to go. The Faculty letter clearly implies an either/or and I think the faculty (and many others) are surprised the Trustees went with the or. Rev Stephen Holton says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH September 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm Profoundly saddened by all of this. These were some of the very best teachers I could have ever hoped for – I learned so much from them. Class ’04 September 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm Messrs. Patterson, Clark and Hawes voice/reflect my thoughts, words, concerns … but Rev.Dr.Elizabeth Kaelon’s remarks are rather convoluted and even tossing in the Israel-Palestine issue compounded by the assertion that “… it almost makes no difference as to who is right and who is wrong” even before knowing the specifics and the full story! It would seem that it should make a big difference all the way around–morally and spiritually. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Thomas Rightmyer says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA September 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm I know several of the professors, they are top notch!! I pray this is not a gay issue…I pray that the Seminary will continue, and that the faculty will be treated with respect, and that the dean and board will realize what a severe blow and mistake this is. September 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm And mine. Anthony Christiansen says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 September 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm The great pool of talent available in New York – how many of them will be foolish enough to jump into this morass. How desperate would you have to be in order to accept a job with such a capriciousadministration? It beggars the imagination. Rector Washington, DC September 30, 2014 at 8:47 pm Will is fortunate in having a choice. Almost 50 years ago I went where my bishop told me to go. All best wishes. Helene Swanson says: Comments are closed. Lou Divis says: September 30, 2014 at 6:44 pm I am not a GTS alum, and I don’t know anything more than what I’ve read in the various articles and letters. I am incredibly saddened, however, by the whole situation. A couple of weeks ago we heard Jesus telling his followers how they were to handle conflict: face to face and in conversation with one another, first one on one and then including others as necessary. From here it would appear that faculty members asked for just this kind of meeting and were refused.Regardless of the issues involved, I can think of no way this position could be defended in a Christian community.Again, last week we were reminded by St. Paul to put on the mind of Christ, who took on the form of a servant. And Jesus himself said at one point, “I am among you as one who serves.” Surely if there were ever a place where this kind of servant leadership is appropriate–and important–it is in a church and in a seminary whose purpose is to train students for this kind of leadership. And not just to teach it, but to model it.I wonder who it is that’s being served here: God? The Gospel? The Church? The students? Egos? Turf? I suspect it’s more than a bit of the last two.Someone commented that they can’t know what to pray for if they don’t know the issues. We don’t need to know the issues to pray for the Holy Spirit to soften and open the hearts of all those involved. We can pray that a way can be found through this darkness and that all parties will humble themselves so they can listen to one another and hold their own opinions lightly, remembering that they are probably right on some matters and wrong on others, as is true of everyone.Lord, have mercy. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET People Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Zealand: Archbishop Brown Turei dies at 92 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Brown Turei, one of the leaders of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, died peacefully in Gisborne Hospital on Jan. 9 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 92.Turei, who had ties to the Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui Maori tribes, had signaled his intention to retire from ordained ministry earlier last year.He had planned to step down as bishop of Tairawhiti, and also to resign as archbishop and pihopa o Aotearoa – or leader of Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa, the Maori arm of the Anglican Church – in March this year.“Maoridom and the Anglican Church have lost a leader of enormous stature,” said Archbishop Philip Richardson. “Archbishop Brown was a gentle and wise leader, who brought grace, compassion and insight to all that he did and said.”Archbishops Philip Richardson and Winston Halapua, who have shared the leadership of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia with Turei, say they have lost not only a colleague but also a dear friend.Turei was ordained a deacon in 1949 and a priest the following year.He was chosen as archdeacon of Tairawhiti in 1982, and has had a long association with Hukarere Maori Girls’ College. He became the chaplain there in 1984, and he also served as chaplain of the Napier Prison for four years.His election as Te Pihopa ki Te Tai Rawhiti in 1992 followed the reforms of the Anglican church here in 1990.In 2005, he was elected Te Pihopa o Aotearoa, and in 2006 he was installed as primate and archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Last year Turei was made on officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services to the church.Turei, who was highly respected for his ability to relate to people across all races and cultures, was the oldest primate in the Anglican Communion. The church is being asked to pray for Turei’s wife Mihi, and his children, grandchildren and extended whanau. Funeral arrangements are yet to be finalized. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release
Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Le Magazine Anglican : pourquoi tant de monde à Pâques et à Noël ? Émission d’avril 2017 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Pour écouter l’émission cliquer sur : http://frequenceprotestante.com/emission/magazine-anglicanLes chrétiens de toutes traditions ont fêté Pâques, le même jour, cette année. Temples et églises ont fait le plein, ce dimanche pascal.Le Magazine Anglican s’interroge sur les raisons de cet afflux les jours de fête et plus largement, pourquoi on va à l’église.Pour répondre à cette interrogation six témoignages ont été recueillis auprès de paroissiens de la Cathédrale Épiscopale de Paris. Ils expliquent comment ils sont venus à la Cathédrale et pourquoi ils continuent d’y venir régulièrement.Face aux statistiques qui soulignent la baisse continue de fréquentation des églises en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, Anne –Marie Reijnen propose une approche qualitative de ce qui attire encore et toujours à l’église. Pour elle, c’est la possibilité de rencontrer autrui et de vivre pleinement sa Foi dans la liturgie, le dimanche et lors de périodes exceptionnelles comme le Carême.Une liturgie magnifiée par la musique indique Denis Le Moullac, paroissien et choriste de longue date à la Cathédrale. Une liturgie diversifiée grâce aux trois services du dimanche que nous font découvrir Harriet Rivière, membre du Vestry et Laurence Moachon, animatrice de l’émission.Mais de nos jours, exprimer sa Foi, peut aussi suivre d’autres voies que celle de la liturgie. La voie des œuvres caritatives pour les membres de la Junior Guild ou celle du culturel, comme l’explique Joanne Dauphin qui a créé le service des guides bénévoles à la Cathédrale, avant de prendre le chemin du diaconat.Deux témoignages montrent à quel point l’église peut impacter des moments importants de la vie personnelle. C’est le cas de Jocelyn Phelps, épiscopalienne de souche, mais aussi de Mary Ellen Dolan, issue d’une famille irlandaise catholique.Tous montrent, au delà de l’habitude, l’expérience profonde qui pousse à venir et revenir à l’église. Il n’en reste pas moins que l’église doit s’adapter à la vie actuelle et proposer de nouvelles manières « d’être église ».Pour écouter l’émission cliquer sur : http://frequenceprotestante.com/emission/magazine-anglicanLe Magazine Anglican est diffusé, le 4e samedi du mois, à l’antenne parisienne de Fréquence Protestante. Via la radio numérique, chaque émission est accessible pendant six mois, aux auditeurs francophones d’Europe, d’Amérique, d’Afrique et d’Océanie.Animé depuis 2012, par Laurence Moachon, paroissienne de la Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité à Paris, le Magazine Anglican a pour objectif de mieux faire connaître la tradition anglicane / épiscopale. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 24, 2017 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno spent nearly seven hours March 29 and 30 talking to the Hearing Panel considering the disciplinary action against him. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The hearing panel considering disciplinary action against Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno has drafted an order calling for his suspension from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct.The five-member panel concluded in a 4-1 decision that “the scope and severity of Bishop Bruno’s misconduct … have unjustly and unnecessarily disturbed the ministry of a mission of the Church.”The 91-page draft order specifically rejects calls for Bruno to be deposed, or removed, from ordained ministry. It says that during the three-year suspension Bruno could not exercise any authority over “the real or personal property or temporal affairs of the Church.” A three-year suspension would take Bruno beyond his mandatory retirement date in November 2018, when he turns 72.The draft order, which is not final, also urges the diocese to let the members of St. James the Great return to their Newport Beach, California, building.Bruno locked out the congregation nearly two years ago after the members objected to his unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell the St. James property to a condominium developer for $15 million in cash. The congregation has been worshipping in a meeting room at the Newport Beach City Hall. Its canonical status with the diocese is in limbo.The attempted sale occurred less than 18 months after Bruno reopened St. James in late 2013, after recovering the property via a lawsuit prompted by a split in the congregation. Three other congregations in the diocese also split in disputes about the Episcopal Church’s full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of the church.The subsequent effort to sell St. James to a developer prompted congregation members to bring misconduct allegations against Bruno, claiming he violated Episcopal Church law. A hearing on those allegations was held in March.Bruno continued to try to sell the property even after that hearing. Those efforts, which the bishop tried to conceal, earned him a rebuke from the hearing panel in June. The panel said Bruno had to stop trying to sell the property during the disciplinary process. If he did try, or succeeded, before the panel decided the original case against him, that behavior would be “disruptive, dilatory and otherwise contrary to the integrity of this proceeding,” the panel said at the time. The same is true of his failure to give the panel the information it asked for about the accusations, the notice said. Such behavior violates the portion of canon law that governs the behavior of clerics who face disciplinary actions (Canon IV.13.9(a) page 151 here).A few days later, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry partially restricted Bruno’s ministry, specifically his ability to sell the church property.Bruno’s appeal of the panel’s sanctions failed.Acknowledging its inability to assess whether St. James could have survived had it been able to stay in its building, the hearing panel says in the draft order that “there is ample evidence of its viability and promise to convince the hearing panel that St. James the Great was robbed of a reasonable chance to succeed as a sustainable community of faith.” The congregation, the order says, “is a casualty of Bishop Bruno’s misconduct.”Calling it “a matter of justice,” the panel recommends that the diocese immediately suspend its efforts to sell the St. James property, that it restore the congregation and vicar to the church building and that it reassign St. James the Great the appropriate mission status.The draft order says that although Canon IV.14.6 would allow the panel to act to help St. James the Great, it declines to do so. “Title IV disciplinary actions are not designed to address the complexities of the specific diocesan property issues that are before it,” the order says. “The hearing panel believes that bishops do and should have authority over mission property and that standing committee review and approval is a crucial part of the fabric and polity of the Church.”The draft also says that the panel members believe the Diocese of Los Angeles has work to do to reach the goals of justice, healing, restitution and reconciliation upon which the Title IV disciplinary process is based. “The hearing panel is convinced that the Diocese of Los Angeles, particularly its Standing Committee with the supportive leadership of its newly ordained coadjutor, must consciously choose to take part in a process of self-examination and truth telling around these unfortunate and tragic events,” the order says.Without that work, the panel says, those goals will not be achieved “from the outside by force of canon.”The draft order meticulously recounts the testimony and evidence the panel reviewed. It essentially upholds the St. James complainants’ allegations that Bruno violated church canons because he:failed to get the consent of the diocesan standing committee before entering into a contract to sell the property;misrepresented his intention for the property to the members, the clergy and the local community at large;misrepresented that St. James the Great was not a sustainable congregation;misrepresented that the Rev. Cindy Evans Voorhees, St. James’ vicar, had resigned;misrepresented to some St. James members that he would lease the property back to them for a number of months and that the diocese would financially aid the church; andengaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy by “misleading and deceiving” the clergy and people of St. James, as well as the local community, about his plans for the property and for taking possession of the property and locking out the congregation.Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop Herman Hollerith IV is president of the hearing panel considering the case against Bruno. The panel, appointed by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops from among its members, includes Rhode Island Bishop Nicholas Knisely, North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island and Deborah Stokes of Southern Ohio.Smith dissented from the draft order. He said none of the parties should have taken their disputes to the secular courts, including the one with the members of the four split congregations. He cited 1 Corinthians 6:1,7-8 admonishing Christians against filing lawsuits. Smith also said that property disputes should not be adjudicated in the Episcopal Church’s disciplinary process.And he suggested that St. James was too focused on a particular piece of property. “In this season of the Church’s life, many congregations are learning to become communities of faith outside ‘the four walls of the church building,’” he wrote.The hearing panel did not publically release its draft order. It apparently gave the draft to the complainants and the presiding bishop for comment. Title IV.14.7 (page 153 here) calls for those parties “to be heard on the proposed terms of the order.” Comments to the hearing panel are due by July 26.Bruno is not allowed to comment on the draft to the hearing panel. The diocese released a statement July 21 saying in part that no one from the diocese would make any public statement on the draft, “continuing their commitment to respect the integrity of the Title IV process, a priority that Bishop Bruno has upheld through the duration of the two-year proceedings.”Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church public affairs officer, said the church would not comment while the Title IV process continues.Roger Bloom, a communications consultant working for St. James, released the draft late July 21, reportedly after consulting a lawyer who told him Episcopal Church canons did not prevent its release.Forty days after the final order is issued, the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, president of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, has 20 days to sentence Bruno. He can appeal that sentence and, if he does, the sentence is not imposed while the appeal proceeds. Meanwhile, however, the draft order is clear that Curry’s partial restriction on Bruno remains in force.Bruno turns 72, the Episcopal Church’s mandatory retirement age, in late 2018. His successor, Bishop Coadjutor John Taylor, was ordained and consecrated July 8 in Los Angeles.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Dan Eberly says: Bruno Hearing, Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Lisa Fox says: Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Elaine Snider says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 26, 2017 at 9:41 am ….”After a financially crippling protracted legal fight”….. And who exactly is responsible for that legal fight? This is called the chickens coming home to roost. If the Episcopal Diocese of LA had acted in a different spirit and not been so greedy, we wouldn’t be in this situation. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Steve Catanich says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reading Erica Hahn’s commentary just a few minutes ago, I think Bishop Bruno did the best he could in a tough situation. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Peter Easton says: July 25, 2017 at 11:21 am A very BIG reason I am no longer an Episcopalian and sought ordination elsewhere is the inordinate priority the Episcopal Church gives to money and power. The Bruno case is a prime example of this, where, rather than provide maximum effort and resources to help a community of the Kingdom of God succeed in building up that Kingdom, approached the situation solely from a business standpoint. In the Great Commission, God did not call Christians to establish a financially successful church. Rather, we are to go out and spread the Kingdom far and wide. The Diocese of Los Angeles, through the sales of other property that did not involve displacing a congregation, recovered all or nearly all of what it spent on the property recovery litigation (which in an of itself was a mistake – as progressive as I am, and very opposed to that for which ACNA stands, those congregations should have been permitted to go their own way in peace with their buildings). The people of Saint James have poured their hearts, souls, and resources into their community. For Bruno to take their building away from behind their back was an unconscionable abuse of power. The issue the panel decided was not whether Bruno had a right to sell the property, but should have done so. The answer is clearly NO. No bishop, or anyone else in power, should be able to exercise their authority free from review without checks and balances. And the Standing Committee failed, too. They were so mesmerized by Bruno’s charisma that they failed to exercise independent judgment, as well as failing to ascertain the “sensus fidelium” of their Diocese as a whole, and take that into account in their decision making. To allow the personality of a leader, however strong, to take the place of wise and considered decision-making, stands the very doctrine of God on its head: do we allow clergy (or anyone) to be God for us instead of God? Rector Collierville, TN July 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm If a man is good all his life and then shoots and kills someone, do we only look at the good he did? Bruno is guilty and should also be audited! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Lloyd Newell says: July 24, 2017 at 9:58 pm Thank you for this report, Mary Frances. It is a time of sadness all around. July 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm Steve:The court ruled in July that the deed restriction was unenforceable. Lawyers for Bishop Bruno had also filed a bogus slander of title cause of action, and the Court awarded the opponents over $100,000 in attorney fees and costs against the Diocese. For two years, St. James has stood vacant with the Diocese responsible for overhead and maintenance costs while the Bishop shopped for buyers.In his appeal briefs filed with the Panel, the Diocese attorneys contended that the Panel had no power or jurisdiction over the Bishop’s discretion to sell the church, and argued that since the Panel had not placed any restrictions on the Bishop’s power to sell the church after the hearing had concluded in March, that the inquiry as to whether he had sold the church after the hearing was without merit and irrelevant. When you anoint a Bishop with dictatorial powers, it should be no surprise when he acts like a dictator and does what he alone believes is best for the Diocese. The findings of the Panel aside, in my opinion, Bishop Bruno is the victim of his own ego, the withering membership and financial drain due to litigation that required the Bishop to look for alternative commercial investments to fund the Church’s political and social justice mission work, and likely due to poor advice from the lawyers for the Diocese who have been paid enormous fees. Bad advice aside, the buck stops with Bishop Bruno who called the shots.This story is not over yet. The sale may have been consummated, and it is just that the deeds are not yet recorded. If so, and the TEC does not purchase the property back from the developer, or the developer does not exercise an option to rescind the purchase, then the loyal congregants of St. James lose their Church. Bishop Bruno quietly resigns into retirement. The financial drain on the Diocese in litigation costs continues. Members of other parish or mission churches no longer trust the Diocese or its Bishops and decline to contribute capital to church improvements. More disgusted members leave the church with their pledge money. Who wins? Maybe just the lawyers. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments are closed. July 25, 2017 at 11:26 am I would urge Ms. Hahn and others to read the draft decision of the Hearing Panel. The panel deals, chapter and verse, with the claims that St. James was costing the diocese a lot of money, that Bishop Bruno had to sell the St. James property to pay for legal fees. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Peter Easton says: Rector Bath, NC Walter Stahr says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Erica Hahn says: Rev. David Justin Lynch says: Lurline jennings says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Craig Kauffman says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Property Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 24, 2017 at 7:23 pm Hopefully, those who have followed this contest of wills will recall all Bishop Jon has done for thisthe Diocese of Los Angeles. He has been through much and has led us through the riots and all the after affects. Much has been done to realize the motto of this church to become a welcoming church for all people. Sometimes we care too much about what we leave as our legacy. We are sustained knowing that the real judge will resolve all these problems in time and eternity. We can all look back with fondness and our love for what we have been given over these years. We would like to say well done good and faithful servant Bhp. John. Blessings. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Charles Lambert says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET mike geibel says: Comments (18) July 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm God willing, this draft will become final. It has been shocking to read about the actions that Bp. Bruno has taken à and attempted to justify as reasonable and within his authority. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Margaret A Fletcher says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 24, 2017 at 7:01 pm Seems to me a moot point. Civil authorities found in favor of +Bruno, and he is retiring next year, suspension will do little. Bishop Michael Smith appears to be on the right page. Prayers for all concerned. Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 25, 2017 at 1:43 am The article failed to mention that Bruno apparently tried to sell the property after the disciplinary council met to a second condo developer. The diocese claimed they couldn’t comment on the apparent second proposed sale because of “confidentiality agreements” with the new developer. Bruno is incorrigible!!! Even now it is not known whether the property escrow has closed with this second developer. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL July 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm Well better religious thinkers and movers have spoken. And Ii say I would be in agreement with the draft decision and hope it will be implemented ASAP. The sooner the stage is cleared, the faster the heeling can start. Perhaps some changes need to be made in the dioceses council also. Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 26, 2017 at 9:43 am Indeed. July 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm Bishop Bruno does seem to have acted in an extremely high-handed manner. But no more so than many other fellow bishops whose recent decisions as recounted by Episcopal News Service seem to many of us just as violative of sound Episcopal tradition and good practice. July 26, 2017 at 2:59 am Mwhst I don’t understand is how a title policy could be gotten for St James. The land was a restricted gift, to be used only for a church. If the church had gone under, whoever donsted the land would have gotten it back. Cate McMahon says: Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY July 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm The members of Grace Episcopal in Michigan left the EC, not because of the LGBTQ. We left because the Bishop told us the bible is a myth, Christ was just a man, a teacher, not the Son of GOD, he did not rise from the dead. These are just stories to teach us some higher truth. The cover story continually used by the EC about LGBTQ is just False News created to cover the real reason the church spit and is disintegrating. Draft order calls for Bruno to be suspended from ministry for three years Panel also asks Los Angeles to let congregation return to St. James’ building July 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm I consider the decision of this panel a tragedy. Bruno’s conduct was to try to save the finances of the Los Angeles Diocese after a financially crippling protracted legal fight to regain St. James and three other churches taken over by breakaway congregations. The Rev Voorhees recently ordained asked for permission to try to establish a new congregation at St. James. St. James is a large building in a very expensive part of Newport, California. In the next couple of years as a mission church she had built a small congregation which was certainly not able to pay for the church’s operations. Whether it could ever be self sustaining is unclear. There are several other Episcopal Churches in the immediate area and the question has to be asked whether Rev. Voorhees would be able to attract members of those congregations to St. James. (which is also unethical)As to Bruno’s statement that Voorhees had resigned it was based on her message to her congregation after they were evicted that she would not continue with them anymore.In my opinion the order is both unjust to Jon Bruno, and a financial disaster for our Diocese as we now cannot sell the property and will have to continue to support this tiny mission for an indefinite period of time. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 25, 2017 at 9:49 am Shows so clearly were the Episcopal vision and heart lie. MONEY! Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Will Smith says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID
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!
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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.
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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.
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.
Charity stamps Special charity stamps to be stuck on Christmas card envelopes were invented by Einar HolboÃ¸ll, a Danish postal clerk, in 1904. 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. 113 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 December 1998 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas
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
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.
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
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
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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