LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tony Hanks – Wasps Director of RugbyLondon Wasps were last in the Heineken Cup knock-out stages back in 2007 – when they went all the way and lifted the trophy for the second time in the space of four tournaments.Now they go into the final two Rounds of Pool matches with 15 points in the bank and just two points adrift of Pool 6 pacesetters Toulouse, the defending champions who have got a record fifth Heineken Cup crown in their sights.Glasgow Warriors at Firhill on Sunday is the first challenge for Wasps and then comes the huge clash of champions at Adams Park when Toulouse and Wasps meet in the climax to the Pool stages.“I look at qualification for the Heineken Cup as the hardest thing,” said Wasps Director of Rugby Tony Hanks. “But once you have done that and are in the tournament the next thing is to get through to the quarter-finals and that was the initial goal we set for ourselves at the start of the season.“What we have achieved so far is to keep ourselves in contention – especially with the back-to-back wins over Newport Gwent Dragons – but we accept we will have to be at our best to get through this weekend and beat a very good Glasgow side away.“And although we did beat them 38-26 in Round 2 at Adams Park, this will be a completely different game. We had a huge point to prove when we played them at our place having just lost to Toulouse as it made that home game really important if we were to make an impact in the group.“They will be a different proposition up there in Glasgow and we know we will be up against a very physical, tough and proud team. I have got an enormous amount of respect for Sean Lineen and Gary Mercer. We accept they will be prepared really well by the coaches and keen to make up for the disappointments they felt after their performance in Adams Park.”“Glasgow are a very hard side to break down – that is all part of their culture and attitude of playing for each other – and they also have some young and talented players like Ruaridh Jackson, Max Evans and Richie Gray while full back Bernardo Stortoni always seems to give us problems.” TAGS: Wasps Wasps have won all three previous tournament meetings with Glasgow and go into the contest in fifth place in the Aviva Premiership.“Before the last rounds of the Heineken Cup it is always pleasing to be well placed in your domestic league and in England it is very tight right across the board, anyone of eight or nine teams vying for the top six places and automatic qualification for the 2011 / 2012 Heineken Cup,” said Hanks.“But now our entire focus is on the Heineken Cup – and everyone knows that no poor teams qualify for the quarter-finals.“Looking back at the earlier matches the opener against Toulouse has to go down as one that got away. We were able to put them under pressure and we managed the conditions really well. To have gone as close as we did against a full strength and very talented Toulouse team was disappointing.“But that has gone and is in the past and we are most certainly not looking beyond Round 5 on Sunday – that would be totally disrespectful to Glasgow.“The first thing for us is go to Glasgow and do the job. “Against the Dragons we would have preferred to play them at Rodney Parade – Cardiff City Stadium was a difficult place to play, it was a bit of an eerie atmosphere – so we were glad to come away with the win and take nine points from the two matches against them.”
All eyes on Billy: Vunipola’s rise has been quick but impressive. He has been praised for his work at No 8By Charlie MorganBilly Vunipola’s Test career may be only seven matches old, but the rumbustious No 8 is already a talismanic presence for England. Still just 21, the young Saracen is forging some attractive on-field trademarks – carries that consistently career over the gainline, audacious offloads and crunching tackles to name but three facets of his outstanding all-round game.Two eye-catching performances against France and Scotland to start the current Six Nations have singled him out as a shining light for Stuart Lancaster’s charges. But what does Vunipola think of the peers that share his position for rival sides across the tournament? He gave Rugby World a quick run-down.France – Louis PicamolesGo go gadget score: Louis Picamoles scores for France“Louis is a great player. He’s really tough, both as a carrier and over the ball at the breakdown. In France they call him ‘The Iceberg’ because of how low his centre of gravity is and you can see that in the way he’ll run through two or three people easily.“He did that on a few occasions against us, but as a team we managed to keep him fairly quiet. It just happened that Yannick Nyanga did a lot of running for them instead!“Like Louis, part of my job is to get as many yards as I can. He’s got huge lower limbs and it’s very easy to underestimate how powerful he is through the tackle – I certainly did when I faced him. He just pumps his legs and keeps on going. You’ll try and get hold of him and he’ll just drag you along.”Scotland – Johnnie Beattie “When he came on, Johnnie broke the line a few times and dropped the shoulder on me once – he’s really dynamic. A lot of people were surprised at how early they replaced Dave Denton, but Johnnie’s a seriously good player as well. “Dave is in the Pierre Spies kind of mould – he’s really athletic and tall. He stood out at Murrayfield for the way he ran with the ball against us and got over the gainline. It gave the Scottish crowd something to get behind as well, which is no bad thing.“Work in the back-field has got a lot more important for No 8s because nines and tens are trying to target them and test how solid they are under the high ball. It’s come into the game more recently, which means we have to work on it a lot. It’s a tough job – I never realised how hard it was until I started dropping back to catch so many balls.“Full-backs probably don’t get enough credit for winning those 50-50s. They help us out a lot by talking to us – we’re just a bunch of dummies that run around and they tell us where to go. It’s down to them when the ball comes to us.”A headband apart: Jamie HeaslipIreland – Jamie Heaslip LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “He’s a similar build to Johnnie Beattie and just as skillful as anyone – almost like a back in how agile he is, but hugely powerful too. Jamie’s a real focal point for Ireland. There are a few big figures in that Ireland team. I’m really looking forward to playing against them all.“I remember watching Brian O’Driscoll score that try for the Lions against Australia when I was a kid back in Tonga. To have a chance to play against those people is crazy. I keep thinking about how lucky I am and how weird it is that I’m in this position. It’s quite funny.”Wales – Taulupe Faletau“Obviously he’s my cousin, so if I get the opportunity to play against him it’ll be really odd – kind of the same as it was playing Mako for Wasps last year. I guess it’s the professional era though, so I’ll just get on with it. In those situations, you have to try extra hard to focus on your own game. You can’t go looking for anyone because it puts you off your game.“Taulupe’s freakishly talented – quick, strong, good under the high ball. I look at him and think how similar he is to Keiran Read, not only in the way he plays, but also in how long his limbs are. When we do meet up, we won’t talk about rugby – definitely not specific games or anything like that. It tends to get too stressful when you talk about that.“Mine and Mako’s handling skills have probably come from the games we used to play as a group of cousins back in Bristol. We’d be down in the park throwing a ball around all the time. We’d even go place-kicking. If you missed you’d have to stand under the posts and punt it back.“It was always good fun and I guess we knew one day we could go further and make something of rugby. It definitely that made us closer, too.”All wrapped up: Italy skipper Sergio ParisseItaly – Sergio Parisse“Lawrence Dallaglio was probably the guy I looked up to, but Sergio has been a brilliant performer for years and his influence as captain is massive for Italy. In everything from his lineout jumping to his step he is world-class and the pundits always rate him as one of the very best. Rightly so, as well – he deserves it.“As he shows, being a number eight is also about bringing other runners into play. (England Under 18 coach) John Fletcher always used to say to us: “Love the rugby ball.” Sometimes that meant even going to bed with it.“That’s helped my off-loading and I’m lucky being with England because we’re always trying to stay ahead of the game. It’s an ambitious group that’s developing well.” Get behind-the-scenes news from Billy Vunipola and his England team-mates with Inside Line, the weekly show from O2 in partnership with England Rugby, at www.O2InsideLine.com
Comeback kids: Leinster made up a large defecit against Glasgow last weekThere will be time to reassess once the season is over, and Brian O’Driscoll is at pains to point out that Leinster still had a good season last time out under new management and that over the last two seasons the side have lost big name leaders like himself, Leo Cullen, Isa Nacewa and Johnny Sexton – although the fly-half will return to the province for the 2015-16 competitions.O’Driscoll says: “The sign of a really good team is when you are able to win when you’re not playing great. The All Blacks have been so great for so many years, because they still manage to see games through when they are off, a lot of the time. With Leinster, there was a change of coach last year, new philosophies, but we still won the league.“It’s ridiculous sometimes how that’s not good enough. Fair enough, we got beaten by the eventual winners of Heineken Cup, as it was – we got beaten very well by Toulon. But it’s very hard to maintain those very, very high standards, year in, year out.” TAGS: HighlightLeinster Brian O’Driscoll believes that anything could happen for his former side in the next round of the European Champions Cup.This weekend Leinster host Bath, Clermont face Northampton Saints, Racing Metro host Saracens and Wasps visit European champions Toulon. On these fixtures O’Driscoll tells Rugby World: “I think that the Leinster game is a very open game that either team could win. Maybe Sarries could win in Racing, but I see the other two (ties) going to the home teams, with Clermont and Toulon winning. Clermont probably won’t win comfortably, but Toulon could do quite well.”However, much has been made of his former club’s domestic form. Leinster haven’t been able to reach the heights of seasons gone by and the ex-centre has not backed them outright against Bath, but he is also unimpressed with the level of doom and gloom around Leinster’s efforts this term.“Leinster’s season has been very up and down,” O’Driscoll admits. “But they were 27-7 down at half-time (against Glasgow Warriors in the last round of the Guinness Pro12) and they came back and probably should have won it. The thing with Leinster is: yes, they’ve been up and down, but they’re fifth in the Pro12 and in the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup.“People are expecting huge things these days. Expectations are unrealistic at times, constantly demanding that high standard. But it’s been okay. They’re still in both competitions.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Glory days: Brian O’Driscoll celebrates European success in 2011 Brian O’Driscoll was talking to Rugby World at the Cathay Pacidfic/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. Rugby World also have a great video of O’Driscoll evading sevens hero Waisale Serevi.
Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Henry Pyrgos will captain Scotland against the USA having replaced Greig Laidlaw in the No 9 shirt from the win over Japan on Wednesday.Laidlaw scored 20 of Scotland’s 45 points at his home ground of Kingsholm in their opening game, but with just four days rest before their clash with the USA, coach Vern Cotter has rung the changes.Tim Visser and Sean Maitland replace Tommy Seymour and Sean Lamont on the wings, and with Lamont not on the bench the Warriors’ man will not be able to add to his 98 caps this time out.Cotter changes his entire front row, with Wednesday’s replacements – Ryan Grant, Fraser Brown and Jon Welsh – given the start, while powerhouse Richie Gray replaces his brother Jonny in the second row. >>> Watch: Japan deny Scotland try with last ditch Goromaru tackleAlasdair Strokosch and Josh Strauss come in to the back-row in place of Ryan Wilson and David Denton respectively. Henry Pyrgos replaces Greig Laidlaw at scrum-half for Scotland’s game against the USA – one of ten changes from Vern Cotter Scotland: Hogg, Maitland, Bennett, Horne, Visser, Russell, Pyrgos; Grant, Brown, Welsh, R Gray, Gilchrist, Strokosch, Hardie, Strauss. Replacements: Ford, Dickinson, Nel, Swinson, Wilson, Laidlaw, Weir, Scott. Scotland’s Henry Pyrgos LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Joel Stransky knows a thing or two about winning the Rugby World Cup and the former South Africa fly-half believes Wales’ quest to do exactly that will end this weekend An injury-depleted Wales side qualified as runners-up in Pool A last week, as Australia held out to top the group leaving England to miss out on the quarter-finals altogether.Next up is a clash with the rejuvenated Springboks, who have flown back into impressive form since their shock defeat at the hands of Japan on the opening weekend.And former Bok fly-half Joel Stransky, whose dramatic drop-goal clinched the World Cup title for South Africa in 2005, believes his countrymen will progress – spurred on by their youthful contingent which include Jesse Kriel, Damien de Allende, Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.“I think it’s going to be tough,” he said. “Wales have shown enormous character and determination in the last few weeks and to have pushed Australia so close – they could have won that game.“But there is a part of me that thinks they have played two massive games and to sustain that type of effort is going to be tough.“South Africa have had a longer rest and they have built some good momentum. They have shown great character to come back from what was a shocking defeat. Good teams don’t become bad teams overnight.“I think they have got better and, most importantly, I think some of the youngsters have come through and done well.“I have no doubt that on the field of play, taking away the experience factor, they are capable of delivering more than the older guys.” “I have a charity in South Africa, the LumoHawk Foundation, and a lot of what we do is around underprivileged children and getting kids off the streets. This is quite similar in many ways in using sport as a conduit. This fits in nicely with that ethos.“It is very rewarding helping kids who had come from difficult backgrounds – it’s inspiring.” Stransky is on the shores for the World Cup and took the time on Thursday to stop in at Allianz Park for a session with Saracens’ award-winning HITZ programme, after an invitation from one of the project’s partners – Barclays.HITZ tackles some of the greatest challenges facing young people today – unemployment, crime and disillusionment – and gives them the skills to get back into education, vocational training, apprenticeships and employment.Joel Stransky dropped in at Allianz Park for a session with Saracens’ award-winning HITZ programmeDelivered nationally by Premiership Rugby and funded by partners Barclays, Comic Relief, Land Rover and Wooden Spoon, HITZ uses rugby to increase young people’s resilience, self-reliance and confidence.And Stransky, who watched the 16-to-18-year-old students take part in a rugby session before answering their questions, clearly enjoyed the outing.“I have been chatting to some of the kids and talking to them about some of the lessons sport can teach you about life,” he added. Joel Stransky scores the winning drop goal during the 1995 World Cup final match against New Zealand Photo: Shaun Botterill /Allsport/Getty Images
Australia coach Michael Cheika has heaped praise on his Australian team ahead of their World Cup final clash against New Zealand. The Wallabies will compete against their old foes at Twickenham on Saturday, with the winner being recognised as the most successful nation in the competition’s history, having each triumphed on two previous occasions.Cheika’s man-management skills have been instrumental over these past 12 months. He inherited a squad in a state of unrest after a rift had opened up between players and management. This weekend the fruits of Australia’s hard work could be rewarded with a third Webb Ellis Cup.Cheika feels that the Wallabies’ rich political and ethnic diversity has contributed to his team’s success. The squad has many ethnic lineages as different as Zimbabwe, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji and Lebanon; and Cheika believes this mix of personalities is beneficial.He said: “We have got a team of real diversity. People who have come from different lands and origins, and there are also some very different characters there,“I won’t say we’ve got anyone on the extreme right in the way we think, but we’ve got the extreme left and centre right. We’ve got the jokers, the lovers, the fighters.“One of the big things for us has been growing up off the field. I really like to have lots of different characters in teams, people who think differently about everything.”Captain Stephen Moore echoes his manager’s view and sheds light on some of the team’s biggest personalities and even reveals one of David Pocock’s television favourites. “He’s always joking and looking at the lighter side of things and I think that really balances everyone out. There are guys who are pretty serious, me being one of those, and then people like David, who are really different.“We have different guys who bring different things from all different areas and that’s what makes this team environment special.” Cheika hails his team’s diversity ahead of their fourth final Express yourself: Michael Cheika praises his team’s character and rich diversity. Photo: Getty images He said: “Sometimes there is a tendency to want everyone to do the same thing, but Cheika has been very good at allowing us to express ourselves in different ways,”“Dave (Pocock) is a quality person who adds a lot to our team away from the field.“Some guys are cutting around on Segways after a game, but he’ll be watching David Attenborough documentaries.“We have a lot of different characters. Drew Mitchell brings a huge amount to the squad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
TAGS: Highlight King of chaos: Mike Williams is being considered at seven in this England squad ForwardsJosh Beaumont (Sale)Jack Clifford (Harlequins)Dan Cole (Leicester)Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter)Will Evans (Leicester)Charlie Ewels (Bath)Ellis Genge (Leicester)Jamie George (Saracens)Dylan Hartley (Northampton)James Haskell (Wasps)Paul Hill (Northampton)Nathan Hughes (Wasps)Maro Itoje (Saracens)Sam Jones (Wasps)George Kruis (Saracens)Joe Launchbury (Wasps)Courtney Lawes (Northampton)Joe Marler (Harlequins)Matt Mullan (Wasps)Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)Tommy Taylor (Wasps)Billy Vunipola (Saracens)Mako Vunipola (Saracens)Mike Williams (Leicester)BacksMike Brown (Harlequins)Danny Care (Harlequins)Elliot Daly (Wasps)Owen Farrell (Saracens)George Ford (Bath)Alex Goode (Saracens)Mike Haley (Sale)Jonathan Joseph (Bath)Alex Lozowski (Saracens)Joe Marchant (Harlequins)Jonny May (Gloucester)Jack Nowell (Exeter)Dan Robson (Wasps)Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath)Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)Ben Spencer (Saracens)Ben Te’o (Worcester)Manu Tuilagi (Leicester) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In naming seven uncapped players in his England squad for a training camp before the upcoming autumn Tests, Eddie Jones has made it clear that he is keen to promote form and physicality for their matches against South Africa, Fiji and Argentina. The 37-strong group, who will meet in Brighton between 2 and 4 October, includes Sam Jones, Dan Robson and Nathan Hughes from Wasps, Mike Williams from Leicester, Joe Marchant from Harlequins and Ben Te’o from Worcester.However, just as noteworthy is the short-term call-ups for the camp. Ben Morgan earns a recall as a replacement for the injured Jack Clifford, while Teimana Harrison is named in the training squad, despite neither being in the EPS. The move may put Harrison in contention for an openside berth, as he replaces the injured James Haskell, with several new options at No 7. Wing Marland Yarde is in a similar boat, having not been named in the EPS 45, but being named in the training squad, as a replacement for Jonny May.Short stint? Teimana Harrison in in the 37-man England squadAlthough some will see Sarries fly-half Alex Lozowski’s inclusion in the EPS a major talking point as Wasps’ Danny Cipriani is missed out yet again, the area of greatest intrigue must be with the back row. However, Harrison may not be assured of anything.In naming his squads, Eddie Jones made clear his vision for a back row: “We’re pretty happy with Chris (Robshaw) at six. We see the six being a high work-rate player. The way we see the team at the moment – and I stress, at the moment – a big ball-running No 8 – like Billy Vunipola or Nathan Hughes – and a high work-rate six like Robshaw. At seven we’re looking for a disruptive, defensive player. Not a traditional No 7 because at the moment we don’t have that in England. We went down that route of trying to find someone, but in reality it wasn’t successful. We’re looking for a destructive player like a Haskell – Sam Jones and Mike Williams come into that category.”With no mention of Harrison there, his selection alongside Morgan and Yarde in the training squad may offer the promise of some Test inclusion, but perhaps no long-term involvement. So while there is disappointment for players like Tom Youngs, Keiran Brookes, Dave Attwood, Luther Burrell and Joe Simpson, as well as Cipriani, the question remains whether Jones is biding his time waiting for an injury list to clear, or whether a “destructive” force like Williams is the only long-term option for England on the openside.With Jones also insisting some extra training will be done with the group on grappling in the tackle area, working with names from the world of judo in Wolverhampton, chaos-by-design may be Jones’s defensive scheme for the autumn at least.Jones also announced that Rory Teague will come on board in November as a part-time skills coach. Under-20 backs and attack coach Teague was part of the management team who helped guide England to the title at the Junior World Rugby Championship in June.37 players attending Brighton training camp from 2-4 OctoberForwardsJosh Beaumont (Sale)Dan Cole (Leicester)Jamie George (Saracens)Teimana Harrison (Northampton) *injury replacement for James Haskell (Wasps) Dylan Hartley (Northampton)James Haskell (Wasps)Paul Hill (Northampton)Nathan Hughes (Wasps)Maro Itoje (Saracens)Sam Jones (Wasps)George Kruis (Saracens)Joe Launchbury (Wasps)Courtney Lawes (Northampton)Joe Marler (Harlequins)Ben Morgan (Gloucester) *injury replacement for Jack Clifford (Harlequins) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)Tommy Taylor (Wasps)Billy Vunipola (Saracens)Mako Vunipola (Saracens)Mike Williams (Leicester)BacksMike Brown (Harlequins)Danny Care (Harlequins)Elliot Daly (Wasps) Ollie Devoto (Exeter) *injury replacement for Manu Tuilagi (Leicester) Owen Farrell (Saracens)George Ford (Bath)Alex Goode (Saracens)Jonathan Joseph (Bath)Joe Marchant (Harlequins)Jack Nowell (Exeter)Dan Robson (Wasps)Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath)Henry Slade (Exeter)Ben Te’o (Worcester)Anthony Watson (Bath)Marland Yarde (Harlequins) *injury replacement for Jonny May (Gloucester)Ben Youngs (Leicester)45-man elite player squad Anthony Watson (Bath)Ben Youngs (Leicester)
Chris Farrell, on his Six Nations debut for Ireland, was named Man of the Match for his impressive display. Here’s what he had to say: The man himself didn’t post anything on Twitter until the following day, no doubt enjoying the celebrations. This is what he said when he did reappear on social media: Grandslam dreams are still alive!!!— jamie heaslip (@jamieheaslip) February 24, 2018 The French couldn’t finish their dinner. Well Bastareaud could….. #FRAITA #FRAvITA #SixNations— Crossy (@crossy33) February 23, 2018One highlight was the performance of Mathieu Bastareaud. Back after a three-week ban and perhaps with a point to prove, Italy found him impossible to handle in the midfield. He was described as a beast, a bulldozer and a “big Bastareaud”. Injured Leinster and Ireland No 8 Jamie Heaslip, who has since announced his retirement, was excited by the prospect of a clean sweep with the victory over Wales, saying: Bastareaud beat seven defenders against Italy, more than anyone else on either team: Winger Simon Zebo is also backing Ireland to win a Grand Slam: Getting Mathieu Bastareaud down is no easy feat…Watch on @BBCOne https://t.co/15VAVTscjz#SixNations #bbcsixnations #FRAvITA pic.twitter.com/GORtIsVuvr— BBC Rugby Union (@bbcrugbyunion) February 23, 2018In the second match of the weekend, Ireland kept their Six Nations Grand Slam dream alive with a hard-fought win over Wales.The excitement in Dublin went all the way to the final whistle. In the last play of the match, with Wales still within one score, Stockdale plucked a superb interception and ran in for his second try to seal the win for Ireland. A battering ram: Stormtroopers were better at shooting Han Solo than France are at finishing tries. Bloody hell.#FRAITA— Michael Fogarty (@foggy_9) February 23, 2018 The final match of the weekend saw Scotland win their first Calcutta Cup in a decade, inflicting the worst loss of Eddie Jones’s England career and shattering the team’s Grand Slam hopes in the process.Finn Russell answered his critics with a fine performance and this pass to Huw Jones which set up Sean Maitland’s try was just sublime: We’ve rounded up the best of social media from the third round of the 2018 Six Nations And Scottish hero William Wallace: France created plenty of chances, but their finishing left a lot to be desired: The recipient of that pass, Huw Jones, was another standout performer contributing two tries. His second effort earned him comparisons with Brian O’Driscoll: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The best Six Nations tweets of the weekIt was another action-packed weekend of Six Nations rugby and as ever social media provided the sounding board for many to voice their opinion, so we’ve trawled through Twitter to bring you the best championship-related tweets of the week.In the first game of the weekend, under the Friday night lights in Marseille, France defeated Italy to put an end to their eight-game run without a win in a particularly error-strewn, scrappy affair.The high error count by both sides fuelled a subdued atmosphere and there were many who turned to Twitter to voice their frustration. Related: How Scotland celebrated their Calcutta Cup winBBC rugby correspondent Ian Robertson was commentating on his last Calcutta Cup before retiring: This is the day so many Scots have been waiting for: a first Calcutta Cup win for Scotland since 2008, and it was clear that not just the players but all the fans in Scotland enjoyed this particular Calcutta Cup victory.Be sure to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The new caps stood up, the results were good. Now, with just the Six Nations to come before the World Cup warm-ups, Eddie Jones has to decide on his best England team To the chagrin of many, Danny Cipriani is set to miss out. He’s been brilliant this season, and was brilliant last season, but if Jones was going to include him in his plans the Gloucester fly-half would surely have featured this autumn. Do you agree or see it differently? Who would be in your starting team? Let us know by emailing [email protected] with your views.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS How England selection is shaping up after the autumn seriesNine Tests now separate England from their opening RWC 2019 match against Tonga in Sapporo, the Six Nations championship being followed by four World Cup warm-ups. Nine opportunities to nail down selection for the big one.It looks monumentally difficult. In previous jobs as head coach of Japan and Australia, Eddie Jones never had such depth to choose from. In Japan, he asked foreign players to show the way when, soon after he started, the country’s U20s got crushed 125-0 by Wales.With England, he can draw on one of the world’s most powerful player pools – but what has he learnt from the four-match Quilter International Series?Three wins and a one-point defeat to New Zealand represents satisfying progress after the trials of the five-match losing streak earlier in the year.Jump to it: Pete Samu goes airborne as he tries to halt Mark Wilson at Twickenham (Getty Images)Asked for an overview of 2018 after the 37-18 defeat of Australia, Jones said: “We had a tough Six Nations. We got a ton of things wrong and needed to regroup. I thought in South Africa (in June) we did that.“Not in terms of winning the series but in terms of the togetherness of the team and how we want to play rugby and go forward. This (November) series was just another step forward.”We look at the squad, unit by unit, to assess how the land lies ten months out from the World Cup in Japan…BACK THREESomeone is going to be left seriously disappointed players here, such are the riches available.Elliot Daly has had seven successive starts at full-back but remains unconvincing, despite his searing pace and power off the kicking tee. Mike Brown may return or Anthony Watson – full-back at the end of this year’s Six Nations – could slot back in, once he has recovered from a torn Achilles tendon.Almost certainly, the best man for the job is Alex Goode, who was on duty at Twickenham at the weekend as a summariser over the PA system (he predicted a 32-24 England win). But as we’ve said before, he simply doesn’t appeal to Jones. Upward curve: England line up for the national anthem ahead of the 37-18 win against Australia (Getty) Daly and Watson can both play wing, of course, where Jonny May’s strike rate (18 tries in 40 Tests) should make him an automatic choice.Chris Ashton (20 in 42) has barely been seen this month because of injury but one suspects he will prove too good to leave out on the other flank.Joe Cokanasiga may be 21 and with only two caps to his name, but his brute power gives England a different option and he has a great chance of going to the World Cup. And then there’s Jack Nowell, another physical player and a British Lion to boot.Even if we ignore Brown and his 72 caps’ worth of experience, that’s six players who deserve to go to Japan. Jones will probably only have room for five.No ordinary Joe: Cokanasiga has made an immediate impact and gives England power out wide (Getty)MIDFIELDMore headaches. Henry Slade has been the 13 since the summer tour onwards, and has looked increasingly at home. But Jonathan Joseph had the shirt in the Six Nations, only losing his spot because of ankle surgery in April.So it’s anyone’s guess whether Slade or Joseph is front of the queue, or indeed whether Daly would still be considered there – he wore 13 against the Springboks in 2016.Ben Te’o and the fit-again Manu Tuilagi, fresh from his first England minutes for more than two years, offer muscle and directness, but is there room for both at the World Cup?The Ford-Farrell axis that started the year so beautifully in Rome is possibly a thing of the past, in terms of starting positions. We must assume that Farrell will steer the ship from ten.Alex Lozowski, playing 12, didn’t do himself any favours against Japan but is versatile – he played his first pro game as a winger on Sunday, at Leicester, and was excellent. Unfortunately, the experiment of playing Nowell at 13 against the Brave Blossoms was aborted early because Ashton’s injury forced the Exeter player back out to the wing.Regarding Henry: Slade has been solid at 13 and could be a back-up fly-half if needed at Japan 2019HALF-BACKSThis looks a little easier. Farrell and Ford are the fly-halves while Ben Youngs, Richard Wigglesworth and Danny Care are set to be the No 9s, it being conventional to take three scrum-halves to a tournament.It’s tough on Wasps’ Dan Robson, consistently outstanding over the past two or three seasons, but even at 35 Wigglesworth has shown he has a spring in his step. Six of his 33 caps have come off the bench this year. FRONT ROWSignificantly, when asked about the pluses of the Quilter Series, Jones began by name-checking new cap Ben Moon and his Chiefs team-mate Alec Hepburn.Jones knows that Joe Marler’s shock retirement has depleted the loosehead cupboard. Mako Vunipola is a shoo-in once he returns from a calf injury and one suspects the aggressive Ellis Genge will nudge ahead of Moon once back from a shoulder injury.Tighthead is arguably the single biggest concern for England, with Dan Cole, 31, currently deemed surplus to requirements after eight years and 85 Tests’ worth of sterling service.Cole is shining at the moment for Leicester Tigers so he could yet feature in Japan. More likely, however, is that Kyle Sinckler and Harry Williams will share the No 3 shirt.Get well soon: Mako and Billy Vunipola look on after being injured in Saracens’ win at GlasgowThe England boss was beaming Kyle Sinckler’s Man of the Match performance against Australia. “He scrummed magnificently. Whoever picked Man of the Match (Sky Sports) today deserves a pat on the back,” he said.As things stand, Vunipola is the only prop from England’s RWC 2015 squad set to make it to Japan.At hooker, Dylan Hartley and Jamie George are the only show in town. Jones’s failure to give more game time to a third hooker, who will be needed within a 31-man World Cup squad, is one of the biggest oversights of his reign.It probably doesn’t matter too much who starts and who finishes, although Hartley’s throwing looks the stronger of the two. However, a third hooker, probably Luke Cowan-Dickie, needs to be involved at some point. The Exeter man has acquired six caps under Jones, all of them off the bench.Game time needed: if Luke Cowan-Dickie is to be England’s third hooker, let’s see him play (Getty Images)SECOND ROWEngland had three locks on the 2017 Lions tour and most observers felt it was a travesty that a fourth, Joe Launchbury, didn’t join them.Launchbury, presently sidelined with a knee injury, George Kruis and Courtney Lawes all played at England 2015, so if you add in the new wonder that is Maro Itoje you have your lock quartet. The fly in the ointment, so to speak, is Bath’s Charlie Ewels, who’s won a sizeable ten caps under Jones and is happy running a lineout.Is it possible to take five locks and count Itoje as a lock-flanker hybrid? Would it be nonsensical to ever play Itoje as a six when he is England’s best second-row?That is a big question to answer but logic decrees that Itoje must stay put at four and that Ewels will just have to be on standby for Japan.Men in possession: Maro Itoje and Courtney Lawes are part of a formidable array of English second-rowsBACK ROWAnd so to the endless conundrum that is the back row. No 8 Billy Vunipola has to start when available because there is no carrier like him, but his succession of shoulder, knee and arm injuries will be causing consternation at HQ.Squad regulars Nathan Hughes, Chris Robshaw and Sam Simmonds missed all or most of the autumn series, but in their absence others stepped up to the plate magnificently.Mark Wilson gave England the ‘dog’ associated with Robshaw, Jones saying: “He’s a good tough player. Gives everything he’s got, rolls his sleeves up, not afraid to put his head in dark places. Excellent player.”Wilson can play right across the back row, a valuable commodity for a World Cup. Tom Curry was very good at seven until an ankle injury halted his involvement, and Sam Underhill has been even better, adding low-slung, ball-carrying power to his savage tackling.Box seat: Sam Underhill has a big-game mentality and has edged ahead of Tom Curry at seven (Getty)Quins’ Jack Clifford, who won ten caps from 2016-17, could yet emerge as an option if he can finally get an injury-free run of games going. He is a fine lineout operator and were Vunipola and Underhill to play at eight and seven, the six would need to have that in his armoury.Brad Shields, the incumbent blindside, is being used by England in a lineout that is arguably too dependent on Itoje. The Wasps player is improving with every game and looks set to make Japan 2019.Saracens’ Michael Rhodes is foremost among those who could yet change that picture, and Rugby World is also a huge Don Armand fan. But with a maximum of six back-row places available, and perhaps only five, this is going to be one big dog-fight over the coming months.Here’s how an England XV might look at next year’s World Cup: A Watson; C Ashton, H Slade, M Tuilagi, J May; O Farrell (co-capt), B Youngs; M Vunipola, D Hartley (co-capt), K Sinckler, M Itoje, C Lawes, M Wilson, S Underhill, B Vunipola.Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Danny Care, 22 George Ford, 23 Elliot Daly.
Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Taonga staffPosted Jul 11, 2012 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service [Anglican Taonga] Church: We Need to Talk About Marriage.That’s what the General Synod decided in Fiji this afternoon.Without dissent, and after a debate that at times included displays of raw emotion, the synod passed a resolution that “asks Episcopal Units to hold conversations in our church and with the wider community about the nature of marriage.”It’s clear that the mover of the resolution, the Rev Glynn Cardy, of St Matthew-in-the-City, in Auckland, hopes this will lead, eventually, to the possibility of gay and lesbian couples getting married in Anglican churches.The resolution includes the request that dioceses and hui amorangi “explore how the Church might theologically and liturgically respond to gay and lesbian Anglican couples who request this rite.”Much of Glynn’s speech turned on his claim that “marriage in the Bible is not restricted to one man and one woman – or in fact to any one model.”He quoted a number of examples, from both testaments, as proof that “the Biblical models for marriage include a range of relationships and combinations, and these evolve with the culture.”Glynn pointed, for example, to Peter who commended “the holy women” of former times – including Sarah, who obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord (1 Peter 3: 5-6).“Since this is the biblical model to which Peter turns, we might benefit from looking at it ourselves.“Sarah was Abraham’s half-sister (Genesis 20:12).‘Well, that’s not the point’, one might say.“Exactly: who the two parties were in relation to one another was not Peter’s point.”He claimed, finally, that “heterosexuals do not have a monopoly on Christ-like love, on the love we hold up as an ideal in matrimony. So, we need to have a korero about this.”Synod members queued up at the microphones to affirm the motion – and none was more moving that Bishop Apimeleki Qiliho.He and his wife are caregivers to victims of HIV/AIDS, and Bishop Api is also the chairperson of Fiji’s AIDS association.And his voice cracked, and he had to pause and regather himself as he talked about how people living with HIV/AIDs felt rejected by the church.“This is not theology. This is not liturgy. This is humanity we are talking about… and this is what hurts me the most.”But even some of those in the Synod who are not normally seen as standard bearers for gay rights welcomed a back-to-first-principles look at the Church’s involvement in marriage.Mr Fei Tevi, from the Diocese of Polynesia, was one of those.““I’m not giving you an opinion,” he said. “But I support this, because it provides us with a process, and a way forward to discuss issues of great importance to us as a church.Bishop Kelvin Wright recalled the days of his curacy at St Mary’sMerivale. Not a Saturday would pass without two weddings being held in the church.But society had drastically changed since then. Christendom was dying, and the church was not longer “the moral wing of the Empire.”“I can’t remember the last time I had a couple come for marriage who had different addresses.“We are still in the wedding business – but confused about it.“What are we doing here? We need to have a look again at what marriage is.”So everyone, it seems, was willing for the church to begin this conversation.But a number suggested lines in the sand that they would not cross.Archdeacon Tim Mora, of Greymouth, took issue with Glynn Cardy’s exegesis.“Let’s have a deeper reading of the texts,” he said, “and see what they really say.”The Rev Dr Andrew Burgess, of Nelson, said he hoped that the discussion would not “remain around the issue of same gender sexuality.”But it’s clear, too, from his remarks that liberal theologians don’t have a monopoly on compassion where sexuality is concerned.“I’m profoundly aware of pain.“Just pain. It’s enormously painful.”“People do matter, people matter enormously.At times, he said, “every single one of us is caught up on a most challenging, painful, exceptionally difficult journey – with a God who does not let us go.To talk deeply about being human is necessary – but the talk can’t stop there, he said.Experience is not simply experience, beyond any questioning or interpretation.“The experience of pain is real, but how I understand that pain can change.“To do theology is to locate our experience in the story of God, the God who is with us, around us, within us – but also against us.”To read the full text of the resolution, click here. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has announced March 16 that it had added three names to the slate of six nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s 12th bishop.The three priests, all from the diocese, nominated through an independent nomination process that began with the Jan. 28 announcement of the original slate. That process ended Feb. 27.The additional nominees are:The Reverend Canon Dr. Francisco Pozo, 56, vicar, Christ Church, Trenton;The Very Reverend René John, 52, dean, Trinity Cathedral, Trenton; andThe Reverend Canon Donald J. Muller, 59, rector, St. Peter’s Church, Medford.They join the previously announced nominees:The Rev. David Anderson, 56, rector of St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut;The Rev. Joan Beilstein, 52, rector of Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, Maryland;The Rev. Allen F. Robinson, 42, rector of St. James’ Church in Baltimore, Maryland;The Rev. Canon Melissa M. Skelton, 61, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Seattle, Washington; and canon for congregational development and leadership of the Diocese of Olympia;The Rev. Canon William Stokes, 55, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Delray Beach, Florida; andThe Rev. Martha Sylvia Ovalle Vásquez, 60, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Walnut Creek, California.Detailed information about the all nominees is available here.Short video presentations by the nominees on topics that they have chosen, along with a brief personal introduction, will be made available for viewing on YouTube no later than April 12.The nominees will participate in a visit to the diocese April 22-24, during which time they will meet with clergy and lay people of the diocese.The bishop election will take place on May 4 and the ordination is scheduled for Nov. 2.The 12th bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. George Edward Councell who has served as the diocese’s 11th bishop since 2003. 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Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Japan/Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK) has launched the second phase of its Isshoni Aruko (Let Us Walk Together) project, set up after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout of March 2011 that left tens of thousands dead, missing or injured.Phase I of the project was a response to the immediate needs of affected people following the disaster. NSKK clergy and laity provided relief, rehabilitation and support for vulnerable people such as children, the elderly, those with disabilities, and foreign migrants.In Phase II of the project, Let Us Walk Together: Honesty and Hope, NSKK not only aims to build on its humanitarian work to date, but also to become a beacon of truth about the real impact of the nuclear fallout.“Those with a financial interest in keeping Japan nuclear-powered rarely reveal the full facts about the impact of radioactive fallout,” explained Yoshimi Gregory, a Japanese national working at the Anglican Communion Office.“This is why the Anglican Church in Japan has decided it is going to undertake its own research into the impact of the nuclear fallout and make that information publicly available. This will include the stories of those living with the legacy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.”An example of that legacy is the church-run kindergartens which are in supposedly “safe” areas. In fact they need to be cleaned daily of radioactive material inside and out before children can enter. What’s worse is that the youngsters cannot play outside because the playground contains contaminated soil that has been there since the power plant melted down.Kay Ikezumi, the new director of the Let Us Walk Together: Honesty and Hope project said, “Needless to say the children, families and teachers [in these areas] are stressed. The children need to be able to run and play and discover the world around them. It is not safe to do these things within the radiation-contaminated area.”Ikezumi said the NSKK project will help families and teachers to travel to camps away from such places, giving them a break from living with nuclear contamination.NSKK will also continue to provide other humanitarian programs for the thousands of people still living in the temporary accommodation that has been their home since the disaster.On a recent visit to the country, members of the Church of England were told that some people from affected areas were being treated as second-class citizens. A refugee community spokesperson told them that engagements to be married had been broken off, and jobs had been refused to those suspected of being contaminated by radiation.To help people understand the truth about the affects of the radioactive fallout, NSKK is going to exchange its research findings with both secular and religious organizations in the country. It also plans to organize symposiums and lectures, and organize study tours to affected areas to allow as many people as possible to learn about the true effects of radioactivity on humans and their environment.In June 2012 statement, NSKK’s 59th General Synod called for nuclear power to be abolished. “There is no denying that, even without accidents, nuclear power is a real threat to people’s lives in that it imposes sacrifices on socially weakened people throughout the process, from the mining of uranium to the disposal of radioactive waste.”It concluded, “In solidarity with other denominations and faiths, we call for an immediate abolition of nuclear power plants and a conversion of Japan’s energy policy toward the development of alternative sources of energy.” Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Asia Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglicans take a stand for nuclear truth in Japan Rector Martinsville, VA By ACNS staffPosted Jul 12, 2013 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The number of people who enslave adults and children for profit across the world is multiplying, and traffickers cumulatively make more money than the oil industry.That’s the assessment of Archbishop David Moxon, the archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See and director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, who spoke during a recent forum at The Episcopal Church Center in New York.Traffickers treat those they enslave “as sub-human, as cattle, as economic units for whom human dignity, human freedom, human opportunity, human potential do not exist because you can make a lot of money quickly,” he said.The forum on sexual violence and human trafficking was sponsored by the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations as a side event to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, meeting March 9-20. A crowd filled the church center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord for Moxon’s March 12 presentation, the first part of which was devoted to participants describing their efforts against human trafficking.Human trafficking and enslavement are “driven by [a] commercial profit-making endeavor, which is driven by greed, for which there is a massive demand,” Moxon said.It is hard to determine the number of people ensnared in this market, he said, because, “How do you quantify something that’s hidden?”Hotly debated estimates range between 25 million and 40 million people. Moxon cites the Global Slavery Index’s estimate of 35.8 million, but adds that whatever the number “It’s huge, and it has to be stopped.”When police try to target traffickers, however, “the prosecution rate is rather low because they shift, they move, they change borders, they cross countries,” he said. Traffickers “are assisted by international mafia, for example, in a way that eludes international police action quite well.”While rescuing people from trafficking and slavery is important, Moxon said, “we could devote all our energy to rescue, and we’d be rescuing until the end of time.”He countered the bleakness of this picture by describing what he called a new strategy linking business leaders with religious leaders across interfaith lines to turn off trafficking’s commercial tap and thus “bankrupt slavery.”The odds are stacked against eliminating human trafficking and its frequent corollary of sexual violence, Moxon said, but we must try because “the world isn’t free until these people are free.”Interfaith cooperationThe strategy for breaking the grip of traffickers that Moxon described began nearly two years ago when Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis met for the first time. Welby knew that Francis had been “profoundly moved” by befriending a survivor of human trafficking in Argentina. Welby also knew that, early in his papacy, Francis had called for an examination of the church’s role in combating human trafficking and modern slavery. Thus, Moxon said, Welby “felt confident” that the pope would be open to his suggestion that their two churches try to work together against trafficking.Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby found common ground on the issue of human trafficking from the first time they met, Archbishop David Moxon says. Photo: Global Freedom NetworkThe eventual result was the formation of the Global Freedom Network, which aims to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking by 2020. That goal was the subject of an agreement announced on March 17, 2014, at the Vatican.At the same time, Australian philanthropist and businessman Andrew Forrest, an Anglican, decided to give away the fortune he had made in the mineral industry. In the midst of that effort, his daughter challenged him to pay attention to human trafficking. He formed the Walk Free Foundation, which seeks to end modern slavery. Forrest approached faith leaders all over the world to urge them to raise their voices against trafficking and modern slavery and to work together against it.The organizers took an even larger step on Dec. 2 when 12 Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Orthodox leaders met at the Vatican and signed the “Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery on World Day for the Abolition of Slavery”.“In the eyes of God, each human being is a free person, whether girl, boy, woman or man, and is destined to exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity,” the statement said, calling modern slavery a “crime against humanity.” Its signatories pledged “to work together for the freedom of all those who are enslaved and trafficked so that their future may be restored.”Achieving such unanimity has “been hard, it’s been rocky, it’s been turbulent,” Moxon said, but in the end “all the theology … jelled.” He noted, for instance, that both Shia and Sunni Muslim leaders signed the declaration.The declaration was signed just weeks after ISIS announced that slavery must be foundational to the new caliphate it says it is fighting to create, said Moxon, calling that sentiment “deeply sickening.”Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, back row on right, were among 12 Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Orthodox leaders meeting at the Vatican Dec. 2 who signed the “Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery on World Day for the Abolition of Slavery”. Photo: Global Freedom NetworkThe coalition of faith leaders will remain fragile at times, Moxon said, but the leaders hope to continue to find common ground.“We’ve never done this before — hammered out a strategic plan of a practical sort, with its important spiritual, theological backdrop — and it’s quite complex,” Moxon told ENS after the forum. “But I do think mission should drive ecumenism and interfaith action more than it does. That would help us a lot because if you’re just discussing concepts and theological motions, there will be endless details you can go on debating for a long, long time.”Instead, Moxon asked, paraphrasing a statement from Pope Francis: “Why don’t we act as if we are one now in the face of global evil?”Anti-slavery strategiesIn the face of that evil, the Global Freedom Network intends to act on a list of strategies, beginning with what is known as supply-chain auditing and cleansing. The process is designed to help companies reduce or eliminate the risk of modern slavery occurring in their supply chains, either as a direct or indirect result of their procurement practices.Or, as Moxon put it, it enables them to “get themselves slave-free for the good of their own soul, for the good of their country, for the good of the world and for the good, above all, of the people who have been enslaved.”Supply-chain auditing is crucial because, “apart from the sex industry, the only reason slavery exists is somebody is paying for the product the slaves make,” Moxon said.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby signs the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery on World Day for the Abolition of Slavery during a Dec. 2 meeting at the Vatican. The Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Al Modarresi of Iraq, another of the 12 religious leaders who signed the declaration, looks on. Photo: Global Freedom NetworkThe Walk Free Foundation offers a guide (“Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains”) for businesses that want to embark on that effort. U.S. electronics maker Hewlett Packard already has done this work, according to Moxon. Because faith leaders can speak to business leaders about the dignity of every human being, the archbishop of Canterbury will host a meeting of leaders of British corporations to encourage them to use the process.In a related move, the Global Freedom Network and Walk Free want to foster micro-financing programs through which people can earn more money for their work and thus not fall prey to false promises of wages from people who turn out to be slavers.Another strategy, caring for the survivors of trafficking, is especially suited to faith communities, Moxon said. Offering long-term support and “genuine restorative friendship” is crucial, and something that churches can do far better than governments, he said.The groups also are advocating for legal reforms to institutionalize supply-chain auditing and cleansing in ways that reward companies that do so. One such law is being proposed in the U.K. Parliament, he said. Moxon said some companies are leery of doing the audit because they fear prosecution over what they discover.Education and awareness-raising is another strategy and the Global Freedom Network offers resources that faith communities can use to do that work amongst themselves.The network wants to identify the 10 most slave-prone countries and establish local councils to devise local solutions based in each country’s customs, laws, culture, financial resources and existing efforts. Forrest, the Australian philanthropist, has donated $25 million for beginning this effort and others, especially the micro-financing strategy, Moxon said.Another strategy is to educate people about human trafficking. The Global Freedom Network offers resources that faith communities can use to do that work amongst themselves.Growing awarenessMoxon described his own growing awareness of the issue. Before he went to the Anglican Centre in Rome, Moxon was one of the archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. A New Zealand native, Moxon said that he was “only vaguely aware” of the pervasiveness of human trafficking and modern slavery before the archbishop of Canterbury asked him to get involved. Two years of studying the issue and helping to form the Global Freedom Network have left their mark on him.Archbishop David Moxon presides at Eucharist March 12 in The Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord. Moxon, the archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See and director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, later hosted a forum on human trafficking and sexual violence. Assisting him at the Eucharist were the Rev. Canon James Calloway, Colleges and University of the Anglican Communion general secretary, and Angie Cabanban, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s diversity and ethnic ministries associate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“It was a huge eye-opener; quite extraordinary,” he said during the ENS interview.It also changed how he looks at the women in his life.“The question of slavery has made me supersensitive to anything that looks like someone is expected to do too much for nothing,” he said.He also learned that much of the work needed to eliminate human trafficking is “dangerous or difficult or politically complicated, religiously sensitive, and you don’t necessarily see the glorious outcomes or the spiritual import, even.” But the work must be done, he said.Earlier in the day, during his sermon at a Eucharist in the chapel, Moxon told the story of a monk who longed to encounter Christ in his prayers said in his cell. Instead, he found him in the people he was required to serve each day.The question of “do we believe Christ is there or not is the really fundamental point,” Moxon said. “Do you believe it or not, is what it comes down to.”Editor’s note: The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council may consider a resolution March 21 to express its support of the collaborative efforts of worldwide governmental and non-governmental bodies to eradicate human trafficking, and call the Episcopal Church to action in a variety of ways.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an Episcopal News Service editor/reporter. 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Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. [Episcopal News Service] For 125 years the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil has been rooted in mission. What began as a mission church of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church has expanded its own mission fields into remote corners in what is the largest country in South America.In the coming days, the church will gather in Porto Alegre, the birthplace of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, to celebrate not only its 125th anniversary but also 50 years of autonomy and 30 years of women’s ordination.“It is important to celebrate this milestone because it is imperative that the history and memories of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil are kept alive,” said Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, Brazil’s primate since 2013, and bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Brazil. “It is also an opportunity to celebrate and give thanksgivings for the dedication and devotion of many generations and to make visible the Anglican presence in Brazil.”In 1890, two missionaries from Virginia Theological Seminary, Lucien Lee Kinsolving and James Watson Morris, felt called to start the church in Brazil and established a presence in the southern city of Porto Alegre, where today the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity is located. Three additional missionaries — William Cabell Brown, John Gaw Meem and Mary Packard — came to Brazil in 1891 and established new missions in Santa Rita do Rio dos Sinos, Rio Grande and Pelotas, explained da Silva.In addition to the anniversary celebrations, the church will introduce a version of the Book of Common Prayer adapted to the Brazilian context. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will attend the June 5-7 celebration and is scheduled to give a lecture in commemoration of women’s ordination.“The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil has invited many friends and partners to celebrate this momentous and beautiful event,” said da Silva, adding that the church in Brazil hasn’t been alone in its mission, but has worked with religious partners. “We are ecumenical in both our souls and in our actions. It is important that the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil builds foundations and communities with a spirit for justice and justice for the next 125 years, just like it has been done for the last 125 years.”In 1810, when Brazil was still a Portuguese colony, the Anglican Church established expatriate chaplaincies. Later, after independence and the official separation of church and state in 1889, it sent missionaries. Still, the bonds of affection remain strongest with The Episcopal Church, since the mission field established in 1890 by Kinsolving and Watson remained part of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church until the Brazilian church became an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion in 1965.“These missionaries came to work with the Brazilians, unlike the British that came to work with their own,” said the Rev. Arthur Cavalcante, the church’s provincial secretary, during a late 2014 bilateral committee meeting in Sao Paulo. “Our relationship is obviously stronger with the Americans as they took the initiative to open a dialogue with the Brazilians.”In 1907, the missionary efforts in Brazil resulted in the establishment of a missionary district of The Episcopal Church under the leadership of Kinsolving, who by then was a bishop. In the 1950s, the Brazilian church began talking about its autonomy, and in 1965 the missionary district became the autonomous Province of Brazil. The Episcopal Church continued its financial support of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil until 1975.Following autonomy, though the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil maintained a strong connection to the U.S.-based Episcopal Church, it began to feel isolated. In 1990, at the time of the church’s centennial celebration, the primates of the two churches agreed to establish a bilateral committee to reconnect, re-establish friendships and encourage partnerships and companion relationships between the two churches.“No church lives in isolation,” said the Rev. Glenda McQueen, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, adding that the church is Brazil presents an opportunity for partnerships. “The church in Brazil is responsible for the mission of the church in this part of the continent, but the church in Brazil also needs and invites her brothers and sisters in the church in other parts of the world to come and share, to come and learn. To come and experience God in this context, and for us in The Episcopal Church this is a wonderful opportunity for mission and ministry.”Being a young province of the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil’s energy and abundant life serve not only as an example for others, but as an opportunity to be re-energized, to learn and to grow, and to share that energy, said McQueen.The Episcopal Church continues to send missionaries to Brazil: Church-appointed missionaries Monica Vega and Heidi Schmidt are serving the province, and Young Adult Service Corps missionary Rachel McDaniel is serving the Diocese of Southwestern Brazil. Two additional YASC missionaries are expected to head to Brazil later this year. The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Sao Paulo, and the Diocese of Brasilia and the Diocese of Indianapolis have existing companion relationships.In addition to seeking partnerships with The Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Anglican Church in Brazil recently hosted a three-day meeting of Portuguese-speaking churches, including some from Angola, Mozambique and Portugal, to promote the expression of the Portuguese church and to establish relations and partnerships in mission.“One hundred and twenty-five years after the missionaries came, Brazil is still very much a land of mission,” said Cavalcante. “There still needs to be a lot of support: Brazil is enormous and we still need missionaries to work in areas where the church is underrepresented in places like Amazonia, which covers 3.5 million kilometers squared, places reachable only by boats and in the northeast.”Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country both geographically and by population, with more than 200 million people. Though Roman Catholicism is no longer the state-sponsored religion, it has more Roman Catholics, 123 million, than any other country in the world.Unlike other Protestant and Evangelical churches, which in recent years have gained on the Roman Catholic Church’s dominance in South America, the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil preaches a social gospel aimed at engaging congregations and communities in conversations still considered taboo in certain circles.“We understand that the gospel shouldn’t be proclaimed just as salvation of the soul, but as the whole being,” said Rio de Janeiro Bishop Filadelfo Oliveira Neto, during the bilateral committee meeting.Despite having one of the fastest-growing economies over the last decade – the largest economy in South America and the seventh-largest in the world, with a growing middle class – Brazil has one of the highest rates of income inequality in the world. Access to land and affordable housing; high levels of domestic violence, racism and homophobia; discrimination and exploitation aimed at the high number of migrants working in the informal economy are issues not necessarily talked about in polite company, but are problems that the church is addressing.The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, as opposed to other Christian denominations, takes a more inclusive approach to preaching the Gospel. It offers a social gospel to Brazilian society, advocating for the rights of gays and lesbians, initiating conversations aimed at addressing the epidemic problem of violence against women, and standing with indigenous people and the landless rural workers movement.“It’s still a minority church, and since it’s more ‘liberal’ it has developed its own identity. … We offer a theology different from the more traditional Roman Catholic theology and that can be uncomfortable for people,” said Cavalcante. “The Anglican Church is a place where you can have an alternative vision for how to be and what is church.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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I’m so glad to have this article to share with our parish. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA
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Martin Luther King and the leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; acknowledge the unfinished work of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, celebrate the revival of the movement as the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; that Executive Council, under the guidance and direction of the presiding bishop, lead our church into action, ministry and official relationship with the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in an effort to allow the Episcopal Church “to act faithfully on its long history of honorable General Convention and Executive Council intentions but imperfect and fragmentary practical actions in matters of poverty, racism, sexism, and economic justice”; recognize issues of poverty and justice severely affects domestic and global brothers and sisters and commit to ministry of active engagement, advocacy and support throughout the Episcopal Church (AN035).Affirm the following new Jubilee Ministries: St. Luke’s Jubilee Center, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephensville, Texas (first Jubilee Ministry designation in the reorganized Diocese of Fort Worth); St. Peter’s Jubilee Ministries, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Medford, New Jersey; St. Martin’s Jubilee Center, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Bridgewater, New Jersey (AN036).Declare as “reprehensible the widespread racist and unjust treatment of immigrants that has become a convenient theme of current political discourse”; affirm a series of propositions regarding immigrants in the United States: deplore any action by the U.S. government which “unduly emphasizes militarization of the border between the United States and Mexico, as the primary response to immigrants entering the United States to work”; support the goals of expanded immigration relief for youth as outlined in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); advocate through education, communication and representation before legislative authorities the continuation of Temporary Protective Status for all persons fleeing to or currently resident in the U.S. seeking refuge from violence, environmental disaster, economic devastation, or cultural abuse or other forms of abuse; advocate for congressional consideration and implementation of comprehensive immigration reform, which will allow millions of undocumented immigrants who have established roots in the United States and are often parents and spouses of U.S. citizens to have a pathway to legalization and to full social and economic integration into the United States (AN037).Finances for MissionEstablish Trust Funds 1163-1171 as investment accounts for the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota (FFM095).Establish Trust Fund 1172 as an investment account for Friends of St. Alban’s (Tokyo) Foundation Trust Fund (FFM096).Establish Trust Fund 1173 as the Joan Grimm Fraser Legacy Fund to support a delegate from the Episcopal Church to the Anglican delegation to meetings of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; awardee shall be determined by appropriate senior staff in consultation with the presiding bishop and the treasurer; any balance not awarded be used for the general purposes of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) to support programs for women (FFM097).Designate portions of the total compensation paid to each Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) clergy employee for calendar year 2018 as a housing allowance pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 107 and Internal Revenue Service Regulations S1.107 (FFM098).Establish Trust Fund 1174, Episcopal Diocese of Lexington Cassidy Trust Retained Equity Fund, as an investment account for the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky (FFM099).Extend thanks to those who have included the Episcopal Church in their wills and recognize the generosity of all those who endow the Episcopal Church and thus support its ministries (FFM100).Authorize withdrawal of $310,000 from three designated trust funds for the Episcopal Church of Liberia (ECL), as requested through a resolution of the Cuttington University College Board of Trustees on Dec. 21, 2017, for improvements and renovations at the college campus (FFM101).Establish Trust Fund 1175 as an investment account for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle, Maine (FFM102).Accept the 2019-2021 draft budget (FFM103).Commit to supporting the Episcopal Church’s upcoming 2018 annual appeal (FFM104).Governance and Administration for MissionApprove the revised Memorandum of Understanding between the United Thank Offering board and DFMS (GAM014).Local Mission and MinistryApprove grants recommended by the Evangelism Grants Committee (LMM013).Approve grants recommended by the D005 Advisory Group on Church Planting (LLM014).Approve grants recommended by the Executive Council Constable Grant Review Committee (LMM015).World MissionExpress appreciation for the following Young Adult Service Corps appointments made on behalf of the presiding bishop in recent months: Sarah Caroline Anderson (Diocese of Mississippi), assigned to the Diocese of Rift Valley, Anglican Church of Tanzania, Oct. 10, 2017; Elizabeth Grace Bleynat (Diocese of Western North Carolina), assigned as chaplaincy assistant, Mission to Seafarers, Diocese of Western Kowloon, Hong Kong, July 31, 2017; Amelia Bjelland Brown (Diocese of Albany), assigned to the Anglican Communion Office, Sept. 18, 2017; Eleanor Duncan Campbell (Diocese of Virginia), assigned to the Diocese of Costa Rica, Sept. 5, 2017; Adrienne Davis (Diocese of Southern Virginia) second year extension with the Helpers for Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, Aug. 20, 2017; Alexandria Fields (Diocese of Florida) second year extension in the Diocese of Costa Rica, Dec. 12, 2017; Aspen Gomez (Diocese of Texas), assigned to the Diocese of Costa Rica, Sept. 5, 2017; Benjamin Hansknecht (Diocese of Central New York), assigned to the Visayas Area Mission, Church in the Philippines, Sept. 5, 2017; Zachary Jeffers (Diocese of Upper South Carolina), second year extension in the Diocese of Wellington, Anglican Church in New Zealand, start to be determined when visa is granted; Emily Kirk (Diocese of East Tennessee), second year extension in the Diocese of Liverpool, June 28, 2017; Kellan Lyman (Diocese of Atlanta), second year extension in the Church in the Philippines, start date to be determined; EmmaLee Rachael Schauf (Diocese of Pittsburgh), assigned to the Diocese of Liverpool, Church of England, Aug. 28, 2017; Caroline Whitley Sprinkle (Diocese of North Carolina), assigned to the Diocese of Northern Luzon, Episcopal Church in the Philippines, Sept. 5, 2017 (WM029).Express appreciation for the following mission companions who faithfully completed their terms of service: Jere Skipper (Diocese of Washington), canon for mission with the Convocation of American Churches in Europe, Oct. 16, 2004-Jan. 31, 2017; Perry Alan Yarborough (Dioceses of Western North Carolina and Upper South Carolina) intern with the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and Virginia Theological Seminary Center for Anglican Communion Studies, Sept. 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2016 (WM030).Express appreciation for the following Young Adult Service Corps volunteer companions who faithfully completed their term of service: Naomi Zoe Cunningham (Diocese of Kansas), assigned to the American Cathedral, in the Convocation of Churches in Europe, Aug. 25, 2015-July 31, 2017; Alexa Henault (Diocese of Rhode Island), assigned to the Diocese of Costa Rica, Sept. 19, 2016-Sept. 19, 2017; Tristan Jacob Nicholas Holmberg (Diocese of Kansas), assigned to the Church of the Philippines, Sept. 24, 2015-Oct. 30, 2017; Mitchell Honan (Diocese of Connecticut) assigned to the CASB Project in Cap-Haitien, Diocese of Haiti, July 7, 2016-July 6, 2017; Katherine Jewett-Williams (Diocese of Dallas), assigned to the Diocese of Liverpool, Anglican Church of England, Sept. 11, 2016-Sept. 10, 2017; Elijah Lewis (Diocese of Upper South Carolina), assigned to the CASB Project in Cap-Haitien, Diocese of Haiti, July 7, 2016-July 5, 2017; Rachel McDaniel (Diocese of West Tennessee), assigned as a UTO-YASC intern in the Diocese of North Dakota, Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017; Charles Merchant (Diocese of South Carolina), assigned to the Order of the Holy Cross Monastery, Diocese of Grahamstown, Church of the Province of South Africa, Feb.16, 2017-Dec. 15, 2017; Wilmot Merchant (Diocese of South Carolina), assigned to the Asian Rural Institute (ARI), Nippon Sei Ko Kai and the Church in the Philippines, Nov. 13, 2016-Nov. 12, 2017; Brooklyn Payne (Diocese of Missouri), assigned to the Diocese of Panama, Sept.1, 2016-June 5, 2017; James Isaac Rose (Diocese of Southwestern Virginia), assigned to the Mission to Seafarers, Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Japan, Sep. 7, 2015-Aug. 4, 2017; Tristan Tucker (Diocese of Springfield), assigned to the Church in the Philippines, Sept.1, 2016-April 10, 2017; Bryan Alexis Velez Garcia (Diocese of Puerto Rico), second year extension in the Diocese of Rio de Janeiro, Anglican Church of Brazil, Dec. 19, 2015-Oct. 11, 2016 (WM031).Commends the United Thank Offering Board for its extraordinary effort to encourage, equip and support members of the Episcopal Church, especially the 110 diocesan coordinators, and to promote the daily discipline of thanking God for blessings received and challenges offered to strengthen our efforts to become The Beloved Community; recognize the efforts of diocesan coordinators for equipping the worshipers in congregations, encouraging the spiritual discipline of giving thanks to God daily, offering alms to pay those thanksgivings forward, developing grants to innovative start-up programs, aiding and support communities in need (WM032).Approve the United Thank Offering Young Adult and Seminarian grants for 2018 (WM033).Join with Christians around the world in observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25); give thanks for the life and ministry of the Rev. Paul Wattson who initiated the Octave of Christian Unity in 1908 which subsequently became the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; encourage all Episcopalians to remember Wattson in prayer on Feb. 8 (the anniversary of his death in 1940), encourage the bishop of New York to convey Council’s greetings to Timothy Cardinal Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York and to request any further news of the cause for canonization of Wattson; encourage the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to recommend to the General Convention that Wattson, who was ordained deacon in the Diocese of Easton in 1885 and priest in the Diocese of New York in 1886, be added to the calendar of commemorations of the Episcopal Church (WM034). 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Rector Smithfield, NC Tags A summary of Executive Council resolutions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Executive Council, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ January 30, 2018 at 9:55 am So, according to the Executive Council’s proclamation AN307 on immigration, Americans and members of the Church who support enforcement of our immigration laws and a border wall are “reprehensible” and “racists.” There is a disturbing incivility in our national discourse. We are all to blame for using or accepting name-calling as the new “norm” and for failing to object to hateful speech, whether that hate-speech comes from politicians or from Bishops, clergy or parishioners. The biblical command to love the sojourner does not by itself establish how many refugees or immigrants a country should let in, who should be let in, or from where. It is not “racist” or “reprehensible” to expect former and present Presidents to enforce our federal laws. Each one of them put their hand on the Bible and took an oath to do so—not to selectively enforce only those laws they liked and to ignore those they found disagreeable. Those Americans whom the Executive Council label as “reprehensible racists,” supported Donald Trump not because they admire his vulgarity, but because they have lost hope and trust in their elected officials to enforce the Nation’s laws and to act for the benefit of Americans. Is it really necessary to put invectives like “reprehensible” and “racist” in a Church proclamation? First Peter 3:15 instructs Christians to defend their faith, but to do so “with gentleness and respect.” [English Standard Version] When the cause is just, there should be no reason to lace proclamations with insults and hateful labels like deplorables, reprehensible, or racist. Nor do I believe the Baptismal Covenant condones using hateful labels like misogynist, sexist, homophobe, islamaphobe, xenophobe or “Satanic” as weapons in a culture war with those who disagree with the Church’s political positions. It would appear that vitriol and apocalyptic negativism have replaced respectful dialogue as acceptable conduct. The “silent majority” still exists, which includes those in the middle who may find Trump to be personally repulsive, but who also find social Marxism and open borders to be an unacceptable alternative. Putting priorities on identity politics and immigrant rights over the rights of American citizens, and then expecting someone else to pay the financial costs of your compassion, is a recipe for empty pews. Polls indicate that more than 80% of Americans want enforcement and fixing our immigration laws, and most (even Trump) favor a path to citizenship for DACA immigrants. With the Executive Council issuing political declarations to condemn all these Americans as “reprehensible racists,” it should be no surprise that parishioners are choosing to leave the Church. 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Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Same-Sex Marriage An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The bishops of the Church in Wales will explore formal provision for same-sex couples in church after a debate Sept. 12 in the province’s Governing Body. Members of the Governing Body – the Church in Wales’ synod – agreed that “it is pastorally unsustainable for the church to make no formal provision for those in same-gender relationships.”Read the full article here. Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Welsh bishops to explore ‘formal provision’ for same-sex couples Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Human Sexuality, Rector Albany, NY Posted Sep 13, 2018 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, bishop of Khartoum and primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan. Photo: Alex Baker / ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, has urged Christians around the world to “not grow tired of praying for Sudan”. Archbishop Ezekiel made his comments in an interview for the Christianity Today website, which focused on changes in the country since the revolution. The country is currently in a transitional period following the deposition of former President Omar al-Bashire on 11 April 2019 after 30 years in power.The change was sparked by street protests in the country from 19 December 2018. The Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Changed agreed A 39-month transitional phase for the county’s institutions and procedures as part of a political agreement over a draft constitution. During the time, Sudan’s Head of State is a Sovereignty Council which brings together military and civilian representatives. There is a civilian Prime Minister and a mostly civilian cabinet.In his interview, Archbishop Ezekiel talks about the changing status for Christians in the country, but warns there is a long way to go to achieve true freedom of religion. “There has been no significant change”, he said when asked to rate religious freedom on a scale of one to 10. “I would give it a four, before and after.“There have been two good developments. One, Christmas has been declared a public holiday for everyone. Two, Christian schools can now operate on Saturday. The weekend is Friday and Saturday, with Sunday a working day. Now Christian schools can have Sunday off. So maybe I can change my opinion, and give Sudan a five, after the revolution.”He continued: “There remains difficulty in getting approval to build new churches. There are so many churches that have been built previously with no legal status, and the government has not acted to find solutions. The Ministry of Housing and Planning still has the right to come and demolish them at any time.“In addition, though there is a Christian woman on the Sovereignty Council, there is not a single Christian in the Cabinet of Ministers, or among the state-appointed governors.”Archbishop Ezekiel said that while the country’s apostasy law has been repealed, the freedom to convert will require a cultural change. “Let people decide for themselves about religion, that is their freedom. I should be able to change from Islam to Christianity if I want to, or from Christianity to Islam if I want to.”The freedom for Christians to share their faith with Muslims was “possible on paper”, he said, but he doubted whether that freedom existed in practice. “Islam is a culture”, he said. “It will take some time for people to get used to the change in the apostasy law. But perhaps it will be possible in the long run.”The Church in Sudan, Archbishop Ezekiel said, was “spiritually strong” but facing practical difficulties. “What we lack is biblical teaching. After the secession of South Sudan, many learned people left Sudan to go there. The majority of churches also lack finances. We need to grow in these areas, in order to become self-reliant.“But church buildings are full, despite the difficulty in transportation. People come from great distances, and this is one example that shows their love for the Lord. And Covid-19 has really helped people come together, pray, and study the scriptures.”“Please do not grow tired of praying for Sudan”, he added. “Pray that what has been done in this revolution will be implemented. Pray the same for the peace deals signed with some of the armed groups, and that others will sign. It is only a partial peace right now, not complete.“If peace comes, it will result in a strong economy, as money will shift from war to development. Refugees and the internally displaced will return, in order to develop their own areas and houses. This is very important.“Pray also for the church to be faithful to the gospel.”Archbishop Ezekiel was consecrated Bishop of Khartoum in 2003. After South Sudan gained political independence in 2011, the Episcopal Church of Sudan became the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan and Bishop Ezekiel became Archbishop of the internal province of Sudan. In 2017, the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan became an independent Province of the Anglican Communion, with Archbishop Ezekiel as its Primate.Click here to read the full interview on the Christianity Today website. 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UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Women, Minority & Veterans Business (WMVB) Networking Lunch“The forum will be of particular interest to skilled labor organizations such as general contractors, plumbers, carpenters and others,” said Rod Love, Apopka business owner and host of the event. “This is a great opportunity for local business owners to learn about the opportunities available for minority-owned businesses.”Love told The Apopka Voice that the seats for the event are filling rapidly. The deadline for making a reservation is Tuesday, November 1st.Love also announced that Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson assisted him in arranging for the Orange County Business Development Division and the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund to make presentations at the event. Due to the number of social service organizations RSVP’s, the Orange County Citizen Commission for Children will provide a brief informational presentation as well.“There will be a special presentation by VaSantha “Tonya” Raysor,” said Love. “Raysor is the Business Development Division Administrator for Orange County. She will be providing information about Orange County’s Certified Minority/Women Business Enterprise (WMBE) initiative. I personally sat through the 2 hour WMBE workshop facilitated by Orange County Government and the City of Orlando and l must say, both Mayor Jacobs and Mayor Dyer have much to be proud of because of the national implications of these initiatives that leave footprints of definitive job creation and business growth. I was impressed!”Participants will also hear from Jerrie Safford, owner of Apopka-based Imaxx Plumbing Services. He will tell the forum participants how the WMBE inititative help him grow to become one of the most successful minority-owned businesses in Central Florida.The event is expected to draw owners of Apopka-area businesses that are owned by minorities (MBE), women (WBE), and veterans (VBE).The WMVB Networking Lunch will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at The Catfish Place (311 South Forest Avenue, Apopka).The event is free, but there is limited space and advance reservations are required. Interested business owners should reserve their place by sending an email to: [email protected], the federal government, state agencies, and most municipalities all want to do business with minority-owned companies. To meet their objectives, private and public sector firms actively search for certified minority-owned businesses. If you’re not certified, you can miss out on business ranging from a marketing opportunity to reduced-competition access to public contracts.More than $11 Million was awarded to M/WBE subcontractors in the areas of construction, professional services, and goods & services by the City of Orlando in 2015.During the last five years the combined contract awards for Orlando-certified M/WBE subcontractors in construction, professional services and goods & services was nearly $51 Million. Of this amount minority-owned firms were awarded $39.3 Million and women-owned firms were awarded $11.6 Million LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSMWBE Previous articleApopka Police Officer recognized for Pulse responseNext articlePlayoffs start early for Wekiva Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
Back To School 2017Expert’s 7 Must Know SAT/ACT Test Taking Tips, as Teens and Parents Prepare for the Essential College Admission Tests This School YearFew high school students look forward to the SAT and ACT test. It’s not exactly sunshine for parents either who feel the strain and pressure to help their child earn the best score possible to help pave the way to their college education.Andrea Catsicas, Founder of Mindworks Prep www.mindworksprep.com , has expert insight to help parents and students prepare for College Admission Testing.The tips include:Distraction Action – It’s harder and harder for children to study for college prep tests in the digital age, with all of the added distractions. There’s nothing wrong with taking their phone away and having them study out of an SAT book for an hour, in a place where you can visually monitor that your child is not allowing distractions to take over.Read to Succeed – The redesigned SAT is more focused on reading comprehension than ever before. Now, more than ever, pleasure reading is a way to study for the SAT.Review and Improve – You can order a copy of the actual test your child took (depends on the time of year); for other tests, you will receive stats on how your child did, but not copies of the specific questions that were missed.ACT or SAT – Find out which test is preferred by your child’s dream school ACT or SAT. If you’re prepping for one test and the school prefers the other, you might be wasting time, energy and money.How’s it Coming? – Sign your child up for Khan Academy and monitor how quickly your child progresses through its lessons. Khan Academy has exclusive rights to information about testing content, and its questions mirror College Board questions more than any prep book (besides the actual College Board SAT book).MISCONCEPTION: The ACT and the new SAT are similar: they’re more similar, but their essays are totally different, and their math content covers entirely different classes (the ACT delves into pre-calculus a great deal more).MISCONCEPTION: It isn’t easy to study for the SAT’s during the school year: juggling school and test prep work is extremely challenging. Starting your student with a test prep program as early in their education process as possible is one of the best ways around this challenge.” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSACTBack to School 2017SAT Previous articleApopka police captain promoted to deputy chiefNext articleCentral Florida Democrat Murphy and Republican co-sponsor childcare bill Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSLaurelthe conversation.comYanny Previous articleWekiva grad signs with the Pittsburgh SteelersNext articleSeat 4 Good tandem voted onto LANGD Board Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here By Jennell Vick, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences, Case Western Reserve University and first published on theconversation.comAs a speech scientist, I never thought I’d see so much excitement on social media about one tiny little word.The clip, which went viral after being posted on Reddit, is polarizing listeners who hear a computer voice say either “Laurel” or “Yanny.” @AlexWelke tweeted, “This is the kinda stuff that starts wars.” While I can’t prevent a war, I can explain some reasons why this sound file has created such a controversy. Basically, the “word” relies on some tricks of acoustics. Your brain, and those of the millions of other Twitter viewers is responsible for the rest.This spectrogram visually represents the sound frequencies in the ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ clip.Jennell Vick, CC BY-NDKudos to University of Minnesota speech-language researcher and professor Ben Munson for his original analysis explaining how the acoustic file can lead listeners to one of two conclusions. He used spectrographic analysis to demonstrate how the sound file might create confusion.The discrepancy in what people hear comes down to a few different possibilities, none of which sort it out for certain. Clearly, though, one cause of its trickiness is that the sound file is synthesized, which is different than real speech. It’s akin to the synthetic flavors encountered in the candy world – think Jelly Belly Buttered Popcorn, the preference for which is as polarizing as this Yanny/Laurel thing.Without a doubt, all this confusion is only possible because of the consonants in “Yanny” and “Laurel.” The “y,” “n,” “l” and “r” sounds are really the chameleons of speech. The way one pronounces them morphs based on the sounds that come before and after them in a word. Because of this, it is the brain of the listener that decides their identity, based on context. In this case, the sound is missing a few elements and your brain automatically makes a judgment, called interpolation, similar to how you can so easily read partially erased text.The fact that, for the life of me, I can only hear “Laurel” is because of a phenomenon called categorical perception. Originally described in 1957 and supported by countless additional studies, the idea is that your brain naturally sorts things into categories.For example, my husband and I can never agree on the color of our couch (definitely green, not black, by the way), because while there is easily a continuum between very dark green and black, the boundaries between them vary for everyone. While we could agree that our couch looks blackish green, there is no such compromise in the perception of speech. Without conscious effort, our brain decides what our ears are hearing. Black or green, not blackish green. Yanny or Laurel, not some blend.Whatever your brain tells you about Yanny/Laurel, the whole controversy should help everyone understand why it’s so hard to have a conversation in a noisy restaurant or why people with hearing loss sometimes “mishear” what you have to say. Listening to speech feels like a basic skill, but understanding speech is really an amazing feat. People perceive messages using the information available, which is sometimes incomplete. Our brains also make predictions based on past experiences. Listening in a foreign language, even if you are a fluent speaker, is challenging because your brain uses predictions based on both languages, but is unduly influenced by your experiences with your native language.This internet hullabaloo underscores the marvelous, effortless, constant work of the human brain. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Photos from the Journey vigil Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photos from the second Kit Land Nelson Park vigil (courtesy of the City of Apopka) Photos from the Wheatly Vigil The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Opinion: Faith and InspirationBy The Apopka Voice Editorial StaffThe streets of Heaven are too crowded tonight…too crowded with our friends, our families and our neighbors.It was the most violent week in Central Florida history. Christina Grimme was shot and killed after concluding a concert Friday night at The Plaza Live. Early Sunday morning a gunman shot and killed 49 people, and wounded 53 others at the Pulse Nightclub. Then on Wednesday a 2-year-old boy drowned when an alligator pulled him into a man-made lake at Disney World.It was a shocking, horrific week of events that has left us heartbroken, numb and weary of the next story in the news.And Apopka was by no means immune from the tragedies. Miguel Angel Honorato, Sr. and Eddie Justice were both killed at The Pulse Nightclub shooting. Both men are from Apopka.The community was staggered, but then it went into action.By early Sunday afternoon, there were lines around the Blood One Blood Bank on Park Avenue. It became so crowded that they asked the donors to return on future days with an appointment. The details of that event can be read here.Later that evening, the community continued its support for the victims with a prayer vigil held at Kit Land Nelson Park. Despite it being a quickly organized event, an estimated crowd of 75 attended. The details of that event can be read here.During the week, offers from local businesses and churches poured in for free limousines, funeral services, counseling and flowers. The City of Apopka offered two free burial plots.At the Wednesday City Council meeting, Mayor Joe Kilsheimer expressed his thoughts on the events of the weekend.“We have two funerals of Apopka victims coming up this weekend. They are brothers and sisters and they had brothers and sisters. One was the father of three children. Our community is devastated. Earlier in the day, Mayor Teresa Jacobs (of Orange County) called and asked if I could attend a press conference that brought together elected leaders and faith leaders throughout Orange County. We came together in a spirit of love. The Central Florida community is in need of healing right now. And that is the message that I want to convey. I’m going to wear the rainbow ribbon in honor of the victims.”On Thursday night there were two prayer vigils; one at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School and another at Journey Christian Church.About 300 people attended the service at Wheatley Elementary. They came to pray, light candles and mourn for the life of Eddie Justice, one of the 49 people killed last Sunday in the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Eddie’s mother, Wilamena attended. Several community leaders spoke and prayed, including Pastor Hezekiah Bradford, Pastor Richard King, County Commissioner Bryan Nelson and Apopka Police Captain Jerome Miller.Over 400 people attended the service at Journey Christian Church. A member of the Orlando Police SWAT team was present, along with an ORMC Emergency Room nurse. The service began with a moving video from gunshot victim Christine Grimme. The video can be seen here.“We mourn these victims tonight,” said John Hampton, Lead Pastor of Journey. “Everybody is somebody’s everybody.”Other pastors at Journey prayed for the first responders, the medical community, the leaders of Central Florida, and the LGBTQ community.On Friday night the final vigil was held at Kit Land Nelson Park. Elected officials, pastors and the community grieved for the victims and their families for the fourth time in a public setting.The streets of Heaven are far too crowded with angels after the events of this week. Central Florida will never forget these tragic events. But in another corner of Heaven, perhaps in a small office somewhere off the beaten trail, there is a scribe who writes the history of Apopka. He wept as he wrote the names of Miguel Angel Honorato Sr. and Eddie Justice early on Sunday. They departed their families much sooner than they should have.But as this scribe dips his quill into his inkwell and writes the history of Apopka’s last seven days, he is smiling. Even in tragedy this town leads with its heart, pours out compassion and charity, and keeps moving forward.God bless you Apopka.Photos from the first vigil at Kit Land Nelson Park LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSapopkaPrayer VigilsPulse Shooting Previous articleFake News Site Targets ApopkaNext article4Rivers Opens Today to Raise Funds for Pulse Victims Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!
Community Health Centers relies on clinical, academic and community partnershipsBy Margaret Brennan, President/CEO – Community Health Centers, Inc.You cannot provide the best care for a community and its residents alone. You need to establish and grow trusted relationships with your peers and partners to maximize the positive impact you can have on a population.Community Health Centers Inc. has been blessed with several outstanding partnerships since our founding in 1972. These relationships include academic partners such as Florida State University, Valencia College, University of Florida and the University of Central Florida, as well as close partnerships and alignment with health systems such as AdventHealth and Orlando Health, among others. These valuable connections contribute to our success as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in many ways. From financial support to the expansion of necessary services and facilities, to providing a training pipeline for the next generation of medical or dental providers, pharmacists, nurses, medical staff and dental assistants, we are grateful to those who share in our mission.By having a strong community focus, a non-profit organization like Community Health Centers is able to develop a strong community reputation. By building trust with our patients, we are able to truly become partners in not only their care but also in their life. We seek to care for the whole person, and this includes assisting with nutrition and emotional health as well as physical wellness.For example, we established innovative partnerships with local food banks to develop prescription health programs that have a significant impact on managing conditions such as diabetes for our patients. We also work very closely with our local WIC and Healthy Start programs, and the Farmworker Association of Florida, to provide care to those who might not otherwise have access to quality options.Our community partnerships also benefit us in staffing our facilities and health centers. As a region that is currently facing shortages in the workforce, it is important to develop programs that will help attract students to the medical field and help bridge the gaps that currently exist in filling our entry-level positions.We are proud to serve culturally diverse communities and our workforce reflects that. There are numerous instances where patients became employees. It is an amazing feeling to see a patient, who trusts you with their care, want to give back and serve other patients in a similar way. Our centers are staffed with friends and neighbors caring for other friends and neighbors. This is ultimately what partnerships are about and demonstrates the positive impact and influence a Federally Qualified Health Center can have within a neighborhood.We invite you to learn more about our many partnerships, and the value they bring to our patients and our community. For more information, please visit our website. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCommunity Health Centers Inc. Previous articleOrange County unemployment rate remains at 3.1% in AugustNext articlePet Supermarket hosts in-store Halloween Costume Contest Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Alexandra McInturf, PhD Candidate in Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis and Matthew Savoca, Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford UniversityTrillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans, from surface waters to the deep seas. These particles, known as microplastics, typically form when larger plastic objects such as shopping bags and food containers break down.Researchers are concerned about microplastics because they are minuscule, widely distributed and easy for wildlife to consume, accidentally or intentionally. We study marine science and animal behavior, and wanted to understand the scale of this problem. In a newly published study that we conducted with ecologist Elliott Hazen, we examined how marine fish – including species consumed by humans – are ingesting synthetic particles of all sizes.In the broadest review on this topic that has been carried out to date, we found that, so far, 386 marine fish species are known to have ingested plastic debris, including 210 species that are commercially important. But findings of fish consuming plastic are on the rise. We speculate that this could be happening both because detection methods for microplastics are improving and because ocean plastic pollution continues to increase.Researchers at California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium have found microplastic particles from the surface to the seafloor, where they can be ingested by a wide range of sea creatures.Solving the plastics puzzleIt’s not news that wild creatures ingest plastic. The first scientific observation of this problem came from the stomach of a seabird in 1969. Three years later, scientists reported that fish off the coast of southern New England were consuming tiny plastic particles.Since then, well over 100 scientific papers have described plastic ingestion in numerous species of fish. But each study has only contributed a small piece of a very important puzzle. To see the problem more clearly, we had to put those pieces together.We did this by creating the largest existing database on plastic ingestion by marine fish, drawing on every scientific study of the problem published from 1972 to 2019. We collected a range of information from each study, including what fish species it examined, the number of fish that had eaten plastic and when those fish were caught. Because some regions of the ocean have more plastic pollution than others, we also examined where the fish were found.For each species in our database, we identified its diet, habitat and feeding behaviors – for example, whether it preyed on other fish or grazed on algae. By analyzing this data as a whole, we wanted to understand not only how many fish were eating plastic, but also what factors might cause them to do so. The trends that we found were surprising and concerning.Leopard sharks swim past plastic debris in shallow water off southern California.Ralph Pace, CC BY-NDA global problemOur research revealed that marine fish are ingesting plastic around the globe. According to the 129 scientific papers in our database, researchers have studied this problem in 555 fish species worldwide. We were alarmed to find that more than two-thirds of those species had ingested plastic.One important caveat is that not all of these studies looked for microplastics. This is likely because finding microplastics requires specialized equipment, like microscopes, or use of more complex techniques. But when researchers did look for microplastics, they found five times more plastic per individual fish than when they only looked for larger pieces. Studies that were able to detect this previously invisible threat revealed that plastic ingestion was higher than we had originally anticipated.Our review of four decades of research indicates that fish consumption of plastic is increasing. Just since an international assessment conducted for the United Nations in 2016, the number of marine fish species found with plastic has quadrupled.Similarly, in the last decade alone, the proportion of fish consuming plastic has doubled across all species. Studies published from 2010-2013 found that an average of 15% of the fish sampled contained plastic; in studies published from 2017-2019, that share rose to 33%.We think there are two reasons for this trend. First, scientific techniques for detecting microplastics have improved substantially in the past five years. Many of the earlier studies we examined may not have found microplastics because researchers couldn’t see them.Second, it is also likely that fish are actually consuming more plastic over time as ocean plastic pollution increases globally. If this is true, we expect the situation to worsen. Multiple studies that have sought to quantify plastic waste project that the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean will continue to increase over the next several decades.Risk factorsWhile our findings may make it seem as though fish in the ocean are stuffed to the gills with plastic, the situation is more complex. In our review, almost one-third of the species studied were not found to have consumed plastic. And even in studies that did report plastic ingestion, researchers did not find plastic in every individual fish. Across studies and species, about one in four fish contained plastics – a fraction that seems to be growing with time. Fish that did consume plastic typically had only one or two pieces in their stomachs.In our view, this indicates that plastic ingestion by fish may be widespread, but it does not seem to be universal. Nor does it appear random. On the contrary, we were able to predict which species were more likely to eat plastic based on their environment, habitat and feeding behavior.For example, fishes such as sharks, grouper and tuna that hunt other fishes or marine organisms as food were more likely to ingest plastic. Consequently, species higher on the food chain were at greater risk.We were not surprised that the amount of plastic that fish consumed also seemed to depend on how much plastic was in their environment. Species that live in ocean regions known to have a lot of plastic pollution, such as the Mediterranean Sea and the coasts of East Asia, were found with more plastic in their stomachs.Effects of a plastic dietThis is not just a wildlife conservation issue. Researchers don’t know very much about the effects of ingesting plastic on fish or humans. However, there is evidence that that microplastics and even smaller particles called nanoplastics can move from a fish’s stomach to its muscle tissue, which is the part that humans typically eat. Our findings highlight the need for studies analyzing how frequently plastics transfer from fish to humans, and their potential effects on the human body.Our review is a step toward understanding the global problem of ocean plastic pollution. Of more than 20,000 marine fish species, only roughly 2% have been tested for plastic consumption. And many reaches of the ocean remain to be examined. Nonetheless, what’s now clear to us is that “out of sight, out of mind” is not an effective response to ocean pollution – especially when it may end up on our plates.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. 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Year: Save this picture!+ 23 Share Balmoral House / Owen and Vokes Architects: Owen and Vokes Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Balmoral House / Owen and VokesSave this projectSaveBalmoral House / Owen and Vokes Projects Australia Houses CopyHouses•Balmoral, Australia Text description provided by the architects. Our reaction to the setting of an existing Queenslander – a site which is heavily overlooked by 5 neighbouring properties – led to the construction of a facade that idealises the setting for new rooms accommodating a bathhouse, stair room, guest room, family room and a writer’s studio. The principal orientation of these rooms is manipulated towards the north and backyard landscape compositions are framed with carefully positioned apertures and orchestrated lines of sight. Views of neighbouring houses are edited from key moments of occupation in the new rooms. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWith an ongoing interest in room making, we questioned how the new facade may conceal or reveal the arrangement of rooms and the building’s cross section, and conversely, how the nature of rooms directly behind the facade may inform its elevational composition. We drew on both the formal devices of Palladio and the latent spatial complexity and silent facades of Loos as inspiration. Save this picture!Palladio’s elevated Villa Foscari in Malcontenta provided answers to our topographically challenged ambition to engage the rear garden and ground plane of the steep terrain, and as such our building re-enacts the promenade sequence from Piano Nobile to garden at Malcontenta. The vertical promenade effectively places the occupant en-route to or from the garden once in the stair room and as such, circulation through the new works is undeniably connected to the garden. Save this picture!Formal compositions and fenestration in the facade suggest possible room planning behind, proving ambiguous and adding to a reticence appropriate in suburbia, where privacy holds currency. Save this picture!The ordering logic of the facade provides little explanation of the subtle complexity of the building’s cross section and the latent hierarchy of rooms. For example, the large gaping opening (which could be Palladio’s thermal window) suggests a large or public room behind, however one discovers a stair room. Save this picture!Furthermore, the same large opening cannot be closed-off to undesirable weather conditions, reinforcing the coalescence of the stair (promenade) and nature (garden). Save this picture!The application of Loos’ room planning technique assisted in optimising the tall volume deploying rooms over effectively 3 levels in what is constrained by authorities as a 2 storey structure – reminding us of the story of Loos’ Villa Mueller in Prague.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessUp to 35: Student Housing International CompetitionArticlesBrazil Contemporary – Contemporary art, architecture, visual culture and designArticles Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30627/balmoral-house-owen-and-vokes Clipboard 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30627/balmoral-house-owen-and-vokes Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOwen and VokesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesBalmoralAustraliaPublished on August 01, 2009Cite: “Balmoral House / Owen and Vokes” 01 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Hannes HenzText description provided by the architects. Building a house is a kind of apprentice piece for every architect. Yet the deeper you become involved in this type of commission, the more you realise that it is not as simple as it might seem. Every building is a challenge, no matter how many times you may have done something similar before. With this building there was much that was different: the plot already had a house on it, but the development density was less than that which is now permitted. The clients were clear about what they wanted in terms of space, and also were open to suggestions that could influence their lifestyle. Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThe slopes above the old centre of the village of Küsnacht receive a good deal of sun and enjoy extensive views across Lake Zürich and the Alps beyond. In the 1940s modest houses with driveways were built up the hillside. Low walls topped with hedges line the roads. The new buildings that are now replacing these old houses have to fit into narrow plots and strike a balance between affording a view of the surrounding landscape and preserving privacy from close neighbours.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThe house in question here – for a family with two children – stands in the centre of the plot, on a plateau which was already used for the small house that had stood here previously. The clients wanted to have as far-reaching views as possible from the living areas, a request that led to the (for this area) unusual solution of having the living room, terrace and kitchen on the top floor. Three large panorama openings afford a view across the lake, over the hedges and past the trees in the neighbouring gardens; privacy and shelter is provided by the parapets and lintels, and on the solid-concrete side and rear walls by keeping the windows small. Save this picture!Elevations & SectionsThe ground floor, by contrast, is entirely open and transparent. Enveloped in storey-high glazing, the bedrooms and of- fice spaces are visually extended out into the garden. Anyone standing on the lawn or gravel areas can immediately grasp the layout of the interior; under the protective solidity of the upper storey, the outer space seems to flow right through the ground floor. This design device has the effect of making the plot feel larger than it is; seclusion from the neighbouring houses is still maintained by planting hedges along the plot borders. Save this picture!Model 01The house is simple and compact in volume, and has sym- metrical window openings. The upper structure of the house, cast in limestone concrete and resting on the internal walls of the ground floor, exploits the sloping site and opens up lines of sight between the outside and the inside. Throughout the house views and daylighting solutions are an ever present feature. In the side wall of the outdoor swimming pool, for example, there are two windows, through which daylight can filter into the fitness room in the basement. Save this picture!Model 02The building process required the concrete to be poured in successive stages to achieve an overall visual unity, with no joints. For the formwork for the fair-faced concrete façades sawn boards were used, such as were common before the advent of panel systems. The texture left by this horizontal boarding gives the house a robust air, referencing also the older houses nearby.Project gallerySee allShow lessChinese/German Eco-Park / gmp ArchitektenArticles2012 New Practices New York CompetitonArticles Share Projects “COPY” Switzerland “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Küsnacht, Switzerland Architects: SAM Architekten und Partner Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Zimmermann House / SAM Architekten und Partner ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/189531/zimmermann-house-sam-architekten-und-partner Clipboard Photographs Zimmermann House / SAM Architekten und PartnerSave this projectSaveZimmermann House / SAM Architekten und Partner Houses 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/189531/zimmermann-house-sam-architekten-und-partner Clipboard Save this picture!© Hannes Henz+ 13 Share CopyAbout this officeSAM Architekten und PartnerOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesKüsnachtSwitzerlandPublished on December 10, 2011Cite: “Zimmermann House / SAM Architekten und Partner” 10 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Ipas Architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year: Fisherman Workshop / Ipas Architectes 2010 Mixed Use Architecture Save this picture!+ 25 Share ArchDaily CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses•Cortaillod, Switzerland CopyAbout this officeIpas ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasCortaillodHouses3D ModelingSwitzerlandPublished on March 09, 2012Cite: “Fisherman Workshop / Ipas Architectes” 09 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2011 Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCKRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelBoardsEGGEREurodekor Melamine-Faced ChipboardText description provided by the architects. Through an architectural design competition it was commissioned a building of 6 apartments with an architectural program for a young family of two rooms with bathroom each one, living room, kitchen, study, open area, utility room, laundry room , extra bathroom, and parking. The land was a challenge because of its proportion, size, and that one of the surrounding buildings is listed by the INBA (Mexican institution for protection of historical buildings), so the new building has to maintain a dialogue with it. As part of the strategy were designed 5 town houses of 5 levels each including basement, this allowed us to expand the client program and deliver a product that has low offer and high demand in the area.Save this picture!Courtesy of Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCKA horizontal building was projected, maintaining a blind facade to the street and creating all the openings to the interior where we could control the environment, the south facade of the building creates a window of 7 m X 29 m long to generate views and light, because this orientation in self-shadowed summer and in winter the facade allows the entry of the sun, to control the overheating was placed a green wall the same size as the window parallel to this to block the sun . To control the climate within each town house there were placed strategically windows an a chimney to allow the hot air out and cool air in , keeping the range of climatic comfort throughout the year, avoiding the implementation of air conditioning and heating. The rooms have a second glass facade and north ventilation, thereby public areas have an independent climate. The construction process of the building consists of 6 reinforced concrete walls and joined by steel beams. As part of the interior were placed ash wood floor, apparent concrete walls, kitchen black glass and Carrara marble bathrooms.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessSixtyNine-Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas CompetitionArticlesPioneering architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable has died at 91ArticlesProject locationAddress:Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico Aristoteles 235 / Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCKSave this projectSaveAristoteles 235 / Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/316475/aristoteles-235-jck Clipboard Apartments Save this picture!Courtesy of Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK+ 15 Share Year: CopyAbout this officeJCKOfficeFollowSantiago de la MoraOfficeFollowFernando MartinezOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasCiudad de MéxicoMexico CityWoodHousing3D ModelingMexicoPublished on January 08, 2013Cite: “Aristoteles 235 / Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK” 08 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this authorJose Luis Gabriel CruzAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSkyscrapersNew York CityZoningReal EstateCantileverFXFOWLECite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. “The New York City Cantilever: If You Can’t Go Up, Go Out” 03 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 20 Share Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/490940/xan-house-mapa Clipboard Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Xangrilá, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/490940/xan-house-mapa Clipboard “COPY” 2013 ArchDaily Xan House / MAPASave this projectSaveXan House / MAPA Brazil Xan House / MAPA Year: Photographs Photographs: Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: JPPR Serralheria, Marcenaria Espíndola, Matos Alumínios e Vidros, Safra Metalúrgica, SupertexCollaborators:Alexis Arbelo, Jaqueline Lessa, Aldo Lanzi, Diogo Valls, Camila ThiesenConstruction:ALM | Alfredo Lima Martins ConstruçõesRenders:MAAMMEDIAStructure:TECNOLINEA Engenharia, Valls EngenhariaElectric Instalations:Studio HorizonteLandscape:Savannah Jardins e MAPAAuthors:Luciano Andrades, Maurício Lopez, Rochelle Castro, Matías Carballal, Andrés Gobba, Silvio MachadoCity:XangriláCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiText description provided by the architects. A dual condition of living: The antagonistic and the complementaryXAN is single family residence, located in a private neighborhood in Xangrilá, a little town in the coast side, 135 km South from Porto Alegre, Brazil.Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan+ 20A summer house is a space full of freedom, a place to enjoy an outdoor life. This fact conditioned the way the project was faced.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe distinction is simple. Social life stays in the ground floor, in direct interaction with its surroundings. Private life, separated and isolated, belongs to the second floor. Visual filters in expansion spaces next to bedrooms allow open air experiences of another nature.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiXAN House, an antagonistic and complementary game of spaces and living experiences.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessChinquihue Stadium / Cristian Fernandez ArquitectosSelected ProjectsConstruction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel VerstraetenSelected Projects Share Architects: MAPA Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeMAPAOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesXangriláVenâncio AiresHousesWoodTop100MAPABrazilPublished on March 30, 2014Cite: “Xan House / MAPA” 30 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily “COPY” Greece Area: 615 m² Area: 615 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Chalandri / MOB architectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Chalandri / MOB architects 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/494240/house-in-chalandri-mob-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/494240/house-in-chalandri-mob-architects Clipboard Year: CopyHouses•Athens, Greece Projects Photographs Architects: MOB architects Area Area of this architecture project 2010 Save this picture!© Nikos Daniilidis+ 14 Share Year: House in Chalandri / MOB architects Houses photographs: Nikos DaniilidisPhotographs: Nikos DaniilidisSave this picture!First Floor PlanRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic Coated Save this picture!© Nikos DaniilidisIn an urban plot of 411m2 in Chalandri the brief called for two independed residences, arranged on three floors. One of the houses occupies the ground and the first floor, while the other the second floor of the building. The two houses have separate entrances and the second one is approached through an open air staircase or by an elevator. Utilities and a car parking are placed in the basement.Save this picture!© Nikos DaniilidisAs the climate in Athens is Mediterranean – mild it is usual during many months of the year, for daily activities to be held outdoors. Therefore it is essential in the design process to incorporate agreeable outdoor living spaces. In this case a shell of in situ exposed concrete encloses the L shaped building volume and an open air courtyard. Most internal spaces face into the courtyard which includes a pool. The notion of house around an enclosed open air space is very old and commonly used in many parts of the world, as it serves well urban habitation. In this case, the outdoor living space is clearly defined by full height walls that provide regulated climate conditions (sunshading – cooling – protection from strong winds) and privacy as well as a controlled visual relationship with the surroundings.Project gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series “Vertical Village” at Milan Design WeekArchitecture NewsComplex House / Tomohiro HataSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMOB architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAthensHousesGreecePublished on April 08, 2014Cite: “House in Chalandri / MOB architects” 08 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Marko Bradich CopyHouses•Guatemala City, Guatemala “COPY” Guatemala CopyAbout this officeSolis Colomer ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuatemala CityGuatemalaPublished on November 11, 2014Cite: “Chinkara House / Solis Colomer Arquitectos” [Casa Chinkara / Solis Colomer Arquitectos] 11 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officey+M design officeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on October 13, 2015Cite: “Shawl House / y+M” 12 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Infixes:PALLADIOCity:BolognanaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolinePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The project site involves an old country house, built in 1887 in the immediate neighborhood of Lucca and a most recent farmhand’s cottage. The buildings are integrated in the countryside of Lucca and maintain its typical characteristics. Specifically, the buildings are located in a hilly landscape, between gentle slopes, where oaks and chestnuts lick the property. In this background, the renovation has been directed to both the maintenance and the enhancement of typical elements of the local architecture, such as exposed brick wall, stone of Matraia and chestnut wood. Pursuing this goal, and in full respect of the typical features, the components and materials used have been revised in a contemporary way, adopting the most appropriate construction techniques, in order to ensure the achievement of the best possible result.Save this picture!DetailInside the country house we sought to manually apply, using the traditional spatulas and sponges, natural lime-based plasters that highlight the irregular rocky surface of the walls. The recovery of beams and hollow tiles by sandblasting, is an explicit call to the traditional tuscan architecture, refreshed by the bleaching of the ceilings.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe exterior was deliberately kept unchanged in surface and holes, in order to maintain its historicity without sacrificing the charm. Therefore, we opted for basic external fixtures made of steel. In the garden the large swimming pool is integrated with the surrounding landscape, respecting the vegetation and the secular olive trees, leaved unaltered. The adjacent cottage has been completely renovated inside, opting for contemporary materials and colors: the concrete floor and the black lavatory contribute to give a new identity to the building. Finally, in the hypogeum you can find a spa area consisting of a large tub and a cedar wood sauna.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloProject gallerySee allShow lessPaul Goldberger: “Frank Gehry Really Doesn’t Want To Be Remembered as Somebody Who J…PublicationsThe World’s Largest Current Construction ProjectsInfographics Share Save this picture!© Alessandra Bello+ 34 Share CopyHouses•Bolognana, Italy Manufacturers: Palladio Architects: MIDE architetti Area Area of this architecture project Country House Renovation / Mide ArchitettiSave this projectSaveCountry House Renovation / Mide Architetti “COPY” LUCCAEDIL Year: ArchDaily Italy Area: 320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Construction Company: Country House Renovation / Mide Architetti 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778061/country-house-renovation-mide-architetti Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeMIDE architettiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBolognanaItalyPublished on December 02, 2015Cite: “Country House Renovation / Mide Architetti” 02 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Floating House / Shuhei Goto ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFloating House / Shuhei Goto Architects Year: Photographs 2015 “COPY” photographs: Takumi OtaPhotographs: Takumi OtaSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. A concept of this house is a “new openness” in densely built-up residential areas. The site is surrounded by the houses of neighbors, so the main theme of design is to form “a space excellent in privacy” and “an open space with brightness”.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Takumi OtaA 360 degree opening has been realized by using a steel frame between the wooden first and second floor. A living room is surrounded by the sky on every side, and a resident doesn’t have to care about neighbors. This house can bring him/her a bright and healthful life.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessNA House / NatureArch StudioSelected ProjectsWill This Be the Concrete Used to Build on Mars?Architecture News Share Houses CopyAbout this officeShuhei Goto ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShizuokaJapanPublished on January 06, 2016Cite: “Floating House / Shuhei Goto Architects” 06 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” “COPY” Houses Text description provided by the architects. Over the years, Hanoi has been spontaneously developing and tube house has become a popular style in this city: the houses stand beside each other, deep in narrow alleys, layer like sardines. The typical tube houses “designed” by word of mouth or based on the experiences of the builders, with “stairs in the middle, two rooms on two sides”, which always have poor lighting, lack of ventilation with high humidity, are too familiar with most people living in urban areas of Vietnam.Save this picture!© Hoang Le Photography 3×10 was once that type of house, ultil Client met and discussed with architect about their requirements.Save this picture!SectionAfter design and construction, the first impression of the house is probably the cleanliness and light overflowing insideSave this picture!© Hoang Le Photography“Each project grants us different feelings and solving experiences. All are valuable to the young architects in our office who are seeking inspiration from small projects and customers deserving enjoying those spaces.”Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessTipotie Health Center / Sigge Arkkitehdit OySelected ProjectsN STRIPS / Jun MurataSelected Projects Share Year: 3×10 House / AHL architects associatesSave this projectSave3x10 House / AHL architects associates Photographs: Hoang Le PhotographyCost:50000 usdCity:Định CôngCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess Specs ArchDaily Architects: AHL architects associates Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2015 Vietnam CopyHouses•Định Công, Vietnam Photographs CopyAbout this officeAHL architects associatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesĐịnh CôngVietnamPublished on July 11, 2016Cite: “3×10 House / AHL architects associates” 11 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Daesung Jung, Dongkyoung Trio House / AXIS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTrio House / AXIS Architects Year: Trio House / AXIS Architects Taein Engineering Inc ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867483/trio-house-axis-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Yongin-si, South Korea Architects: AXIS Architects Area Area of this architecture project Interior Design:Changjin ShonStructure:RC structureTotal Floor Area:451.56 sqmExterior Finish:Limestone, Granite Stone, Red Cedar LouverArchitect In Charge:Myungchurl PangDesign Team:Pillsoon Hwang, Jonggeun JeongCity:Yongin-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sun NamgoongRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. It is a design plan which suggests method to live efficiently and affluently with sharing three generations in one house. I have thought the moment when I encountered client for the first time. The client planned to build a house for leaving children and children who go to studying abroad, grandchild’s favorable color that is pink without attention about question, “why do you make house in which two people will live so largely?”, and with intention which they can live together, provided they have place to live. Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Sun NamgoongHouse is located near Mt. Gwanggyo that is situated on the West of Suji, Yongin-si. Site has been constructed with 4 meter higher than the front road, which is a place where Low Mountain on the South is spread and nature communication very tasteful. Due to law’s restriction of natural greens area (20% of the building to land ratio), it has been planned to build 3rd floor which has been unused in current detached house by suggesting space that generation can share in cross section rather than spreading on one floor. With this site condition, the first floor will be made for parents’ residential space and all family’s space, and the second floor made for leaving children and children who go to studying abroad, which independent residence is possible. With the intervening space in cross section, it can make connection between parents and their children to communicate actively by raising and failing through stairs. The third floor will be created for space (Library and AV room) in which family members can share according to their life style, so that it will make them experience various life values. Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongOuter volume of the house can make indentations by coming in and out instead of not located in straight line, and this composite comes to each floor with various expressions. Small garden will be made on the first floor which is connected to yard, and space between the second and third floor made to connect with balcony, add depth in the space at the same time while separating function, and attract communication between human and human or human and nature. Save this picture!SectionDaughter and son who doubted for this plan have really expressed their desire to live in the house together after the completion. It is a piece of good news. Single and double households have been increased and living pattern in Korea has been changed due to appearance of “Single Korea”. However, different generations that have different life style will become one family under the same roof through direct and indirect experience. Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongProject gallerySee allShow lessMaison 0.82 / PASCUAL ArchitecteSelected ProjectsAkas Villa / Black Pencils StudioSelected Projects Share Eun Structural Engineering “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867483/trio-house-axis-architects Clipboard Area: 202 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project C.G Engineering & Consulting Co.Ltd. 2016 Construction: MEP Engineer: Dongkyoung Civil Engineer: Houses CopyAbout this officeAXIS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYongin-siSouth KoreaPublished on March 23, 2017Cite: “Trio House / AXIS Architects” 22 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Structural Engineer: Main Contractor: McCue & Porter CopyHouses, Small Scale•Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom AJC Aboyne Save this picture!© Ben Addy+ 13 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875467/culardoch-shieling-moxon-architects Clipboard Year: Culardoch Shieling / Moxon Architects Area: 47 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Culardoch Shieling / Moxon ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCulardoch Shieling / Moxon Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875467/culardoch-shieling-moxon-architects Clipboard Houses City:AberdeenshireCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben AddyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. As if in a world unto its own, this small hut sits alone in the vast, rugged and windswept landscape of the Cairngorms, invisible from many directions thanks to the undulating topography. Located at the foot of Culardoch (‘the big back place’), and looking out across the remote expanse of upper Glen Gairn, it plays simultaneously off the informality and romanticism of a Scottish hill walkers’ “howff”, farmer’s shieling or Swiss alpine shack, and the humanism and cleanliness of 20th century modernists such as Aalto.Save this picture!© Ben AddyLike Le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut, its windows appear haphazardly placed – varying in size and orientation. But, they carefully let in the right amount of light and view while maintaining an enveloping sense of seclusion and security. Sitting at the end of the table the view through each window frames a specific aspect of the landscape; a bend in the River Gairn, the grassy flood plain, the water of Allt Bad a’Mhonaich tumbling down the side of Ben Avon, the massive granite tors on the summit plateau. Its exteriors and interiors both clad in wood, with the overhanging eaves of its cruck frame roof dipping low, and the roof itself covered in moss and stone.Save this picture!Section AThe hut was commissioned as an escape, for small gatherings or parties, lunches or dinners, fitting a very long and narrow table. It is both remarkably humble and a casual, but also precise, playful and sophisticated.Save this picture!© Ben AddyProject gallerySee allShow lessMedieval Mile Museum Kilkenny Ireland / Mccullough Mulvin ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCest La Vie / Atelier Design N DomainSelected Projects Share Photographs: Ben Addy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Quantity Surveyor: ArchDaily Architects: Moxon Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Fowler Fortescue Project Manager: Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Glenalmond Timber, Tor Contracting Ltd Graeme Craig Consulting Engineers Ltd “COPY” United Kingdom CopyAbout this officeMoxon ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScaleAberdeenshireUnited KingdomPublished on July 11, 2017Cite: “Culardoch Shieling / Moxon Architects” 11 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Sika, FRANKE, Grohe, LG Electronics, Toto, Acor, TecnogasConstruction:Surya Kembar PropertiCity:UbudCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Alexis DornierRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEADoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The linear 4 story arrangement counteracts the steep slope of the site by becoming a bridge house. The central theme of the ensemble is combining two architectural expressions:Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan-the idea of a romantic ruin, strongly connected to the ground, and a light, fading, transparent structure holding a series of roofs-two images working with and against each other.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexis DornierThe master deck is crowning the structure, continuing through a double height exterior living space. The silhouette is a sequence of five roofs of different lengths.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexis DornierLinear skylights and linear gaps between the roofs complete a play of bar code like light play, changing as the sun is making its way from east to west.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexis DornierProject gallerySee allShow lessInter Crop Office / Stu/D/O ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCourtyard for Yamaguchi Sake Brewery / CASE-REALSelected Projects Share House A / Alexis Dornier ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895577/house-a-alexis-dornier Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexis Dornier+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share 2018 “COPY” Projects Architects: Alexis Dornier Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAlexis DornierOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUbudIndonesiaPublished on June 07, 2018Cite: “House A / Alexis Dornier” 06 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Guillem Carrera Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Cosentino, Focus, JUNG, Baxter, Delta Light, Euromobil, Grohe, Poltrona Frau, Porada, Saloni, Fendi, Gresite, Techlam, TechnogymCollaborators:Daniel Marcelo, Indibil Solans, Lara Arin, Meritxell Anglès, Zero Consulting, Estudi Cuyas 38 SL, Geotec, Altiplà Serveis Topogràfics SLP, Pentadom Edificios Inteligentes, Massoni SL, Zinco Cubiertas Ecológicas SL, Nou Concepte Interiors SL, Soloconfort SLU, Alumilux & Metal.lux, Oficrea, Luxiform Il·luminació, Inelsa Zener, Albert PonConstructor:Garcia Riera SLCity:AlellaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Alella is a municipality located between the Mediterranean Sea and the coastal mountain range: in a relatively short distance, the orography of the territory rises from the sea level to 400 meters high. Due to this situation, sloping areas were historically organized on terraces stabilized with stonewalls, to be cultivated. The territory outside the urban nucleus was structured by means of large farms, where large houses with different architectural, landscape, social and heritage interests were built in each one of them; those who gave name to each one of the zones that occupied. Subsequently, during the 20th century, the demographic pressure and the change in the economy led to the appearance of several urbanizations that meant the fragmentation of the territory.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!AxonometrySave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe housing lot is located in an enclave between a fragmented and consolidated area with recently built buildings and another area occupied by a historical estate of the ones described above. So that it transitions between a landscape before the 20th century and another one of the present century. In its initial state, the lot presents a composition more typical of the historical landscape than fragmented. Being stabilized horizontally by means of three longitudinal containment walls – north / south direction – of three meters of height each, that structure the terrain on three terraces. It also contains an old dry stone chapel and a series of vegetation and consolidated own trees, with an interest in being conserved.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaMaintaining the original character of the place becomes the main project premise. To preserve the soul and the morphology, to preserve each one of those things that make it unique and characteristic: the terraces, the retaining walls, the different elements of pre-existing vegetation and the dry stone chapel. These elements are delimited and identified to be preserved in the plant and once they have been delimited, a respectful implementation of housing directly on the existing land is established, so that the house coexists and interacts spatially and functionally with these elements. The resulting ensemble seeks to be a whole, timeless and heterogeneous, that is part of the place and the landscape. Likewise, it is proposed to naturalize the unbuilt spaces and rehabilitate and re-landscape landscaping.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe housing program consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, rooms, studios, bathrooms, cinema, wellness area, parking for vehicles and spaces for storage, services and facilities; with a constructed surface resulting from 869m2, and therefore, a size more typical of the old stately houses existing in the municipality of Alella than of the houses built in the last half century. Due to the dimensions of the program, a strategy of implementation and hybrid landscape integration is included which includes two concepts: harmonization and monumentalization. The harmonization in terms of using the same stone in the area with which the chapel is made to finish pre-existing retaining walls, plant new Mediterranean vegetation in line with the existing one and place wood and stone together with elements of water. And the monumentalization to create a monolithic structure of reinforced concrete, punctually supported by steel pillars and lime mortar lined with the will to be a Mediterranean sculpture that emerges from a natural field that maintains its historical roots.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaWhen analyzing the program and the size of the housing required, the volumetry is implemented through two floors in each preexisting terrace, concentrating the larger volumetrics on the two lower terraces, so that the terrace most visually exposed has the smaller volumetry. The house is structured in four differentiated levels: 181, 184, 187 and 190. The floor level 181 contains parking, wellness space, and storage areas; the floor level 184 contains the day zone; the floor level 187 contains the night area and the floor level 190 contains a study that connects with a green terrace. Each one of the rooms focuses on the different visuals that the landscape offers: the sea, the valley, the olive fields and the small neighbouring pond. As for the pre-existing stonewalls, once rehabilitated and covered with dry stone from the area, they go through the house coinciding with the most relevant spaces. The covers are landscaped with varying degrees of inclination, with the intention of visually collecting the landscape, pretending to be part of it and also pretending that from a bird sight the presence of the house is not perceived, but rather a completely naturalized terrain.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe housing structure itself provides solutions of passive solar architecture, through porches of different dimensions and pergolas of wooden beams on the southern facade. Rainwater from landscaped covers is collected in buried deposits and reused for irrigation of the unbuilt garden area. In addition, the house integrates a system of air conditioning through aerothermal technology and double-flow ventilation, which, together with the natural thermal insulation of the covers, the home automation installation, the construction system itself and the exhaustive study of the composition of the different skins of the building; they have made this house to have obtained an energy certification A.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe equipment of the house is resolved by incorporating integrated furniture that enhances the spaces in which it is part. Regarding the final materiality, it is proposed that this generates a cozy, friendly and connected home with the outside. Made with openings and pavement with stony texture that goes through the house from outside to inside and from inside to outside, and the use of neutral colours and warm wood for the rest of the materials.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessBoathouse / Buero WagnerSelected ProjectsHouse with 6 annexes / Kiyoaki Takeda ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Casa VN / Guillem Carrera Projects Photographs: Adrià Goula Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeGuillem CarreraOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlellaSpainPublished on February 13, 2019Cite: “Casa VN / Guillem Carrera” [Casa VN / Guillem Carrera] 13 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919003/plywood-house-kaggeboda-andrenfogelstrom-kaggeboda Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officeAndrénFogelström KaggebodaOfficeFollowKolmanBoyeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorrtäljeSwedenPublished on June 17, 2019Cite: “Kaggeboda House / AndrénFogelström ” 17 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeBAM! arquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBelén de EscobarArgentinaPublished on August 04, 2019Cite: “DaB House / BAM! arquitectura” [Casa DaB / BAM! arquitectura] 04 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922555/all-house-gui-mattos Clipboard Houses Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Carolina Lacaz+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share All House / Gui Mattos Photographs: Carolina Lacaz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922555/all-house-gui-mattos Clipboard Area: 625 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Gui Mattos Area Area of this architecture project Year: Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 23Structure:InnerFoundations :Inner e ApoioFacilities:ZamaroConcrete:GR ConsultoriaLighting:LightworksLandscape:Jundu PaisagismoConstruction:Eng. Rogério BiralConcrete Floor Consulting:Mix DesignFloor Execution And Concrete Treatment:Top SealRoof:HabitateSite Area:6.919 m²Built Area:625,86 m²Country:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Carolina LacazText description provided by the architects. Leaning in a clearing, within the atlantic forest, the house floats. Slightly supported by elements of stone, its purpose is to settle in the existing topography allowing nature to follow its path.Save this picture!© Carolina LacazSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Carolina LacazThe search for the diffused light is done by the angular displacement of the cover slab and of the large glass panels facing the path of the sun.Save this picture!© Carolina LacazSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Carolina LacazWooden elements inserted in the concrete shell, bring to the surroundings warmth and rhythm, making the course of the eyes as unique as dynamic.Save this picture!© Carolina LacazProject gallerySee allShow lessTerrazzo Furniture Made from Recycled Construction MaterialsArticlesModular Timber School by gmp Architects Tops Out in FrankfurtArchitecture News Share All House / Gui MattosSave this projectSaveAll House / Gui Mattos Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Di Mármore, MC Movelaria, Oficina de Marcenaria, Tableria Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeGui MattosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPraia de São PedroBrazilPublished on August 08, 2019Cite: “All House / Gui Mattos” [Residência ALL / Gui Mattos] 08 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Kengo Kuma and Associates Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937007/shiro-house-kengo-kuma-and-associates-not-ready Clipboard Projects Shiro House / Kengo Kuma and Associates “COPY” Photographs: Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph OfficeArchitect In Charge:Kengo Kuma & AssociatesDesign Team:Masafumi Yukimoto, Sou Nakamura, Tomomi Sekiguchi, Fumio Sugawara, Yoshiki Ayasu, Moe KanoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph OfficeRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsMenuInterior Furniture – Vasakronan Arenan and HQGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornA villa on a hill with a warm white theme. Using the white and warm texture of wood as the main character, we created a gentle yet light space in the green.The hot spring bath is built so that it can be buried in the garden as a separate area.Save this picture!© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph OfficeSave this picture!© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph OfficeSave this picture!© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph OfficeUsing the louver and the slanted surface, the surrounding nature and the building were directly joined.Created a “wooden white villa” in contrast to the “Concrete white villa” Savoie House.Save this picture!© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph OfficeProject gallerySee allShow lessItamonte Garage / Zebulun ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsTim Van Laere Gallery / OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van SeverenSelected Projects Share Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937007/shiro-house-kengo-kuma-and-associates-not-ready Clipboard Year: Photographs CopyAbout this officeKengo Kuma and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 15, 2020Cite: “Shiro House / Kengo Kuma and Associates” 15 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Apartments Argentina ArchDaily Projects Year: LeBreton 4482 Building / Barq 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/621312/lebreton-4482-building-barq Clipboard Photographs Architects: Barq Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Buenos Aires, Argentina LeBreton 4482 Building / BarqSave this projectSaveLeBreton 4482 Building / BarqSave this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/621312/lebreton-4482-building-barq Clipboard Photographs: Federico KulekdjianProject Team:Julián Berdichevsky, Mariano Varela, Magdalena Real, Carla Selva, Daniela DevesaStructures:Sebastián BerdichevskyCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The building is located on a quiet street in the neighborhood of Villa Urquiza, limited by edges that generate two rail lines with a focus on Coghlan and Drago stations.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianIt is a thriving neighborhood that demolitions for the construction of the highway could not make disappear, characterized by its diverse typologies – from old houses of one and two floors to high apartment buildings – quiet, tree-lined streets next to rapid transit and fluid avenues. The building responds to the environment with a distinctly contemporary appearance.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe proposal has its starting point in another building by our office built on the same street, just 50 meters away. Taking it as a starting point, Le Breton II, as we like to call it, has certain typologies of its predecessor and also incorporates 3 types of houses with gardens of different areas. They are grouped into two blocks divided by a large central courtyard with an open circulation core. The apartments overlooking the street are studio, two and three-bedroom units, and two penthouses with terrace. The block to the back has 3 houses on the ground floor with their own garden and a penthouse on the third floor with a large terrace and pool. These typologies are trying to maintain the character of the houses in the neighborhood but within the comforts of a collective housing complex.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!Plan Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe materials and finishes try to reinforce the idea of the structure as language: the structural concrete is exposed, unpainted, appealing to different types of formwork for light to highlight the different finishes. Large glass panels from floor to ceiling with aluminum frames, interior, and exterior black plastering make up the finishes. The incorporation of wood as an exterior language of the rear block, gives the building a particular and modern warmth, in contrast to the block in front, creating a friendly dialogue between them and the surrounding environment.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianOriginally published on May 19, 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessMalva House / Bloco ArquitetosSelected ProjectsH Saket House / Sahel AlHiyari ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tomás A. Le Breton 4482, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBarqOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWoodBuenos AiresIcebergArgentinaPublished on May 24, 2020Cite: “LeBreton 4482 Building / Barq” [Edificio LeBreton 4482 / Barq] 24 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
House-O / N.A.OSave this projectSaveHouse-O / N.A.O Japan Year: CopyHouses, House Interiors•Hiratsuka, Japan Photographs 2017 Projects “COPY” Architects: N.A.O Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Shinichi Hanaoka+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947496/house-o-nao Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947496/house-o-nao Clipboard House-O / N.A.O Manufacturers: Panasonic, Jw-CAD, Lixil Group, Osmo & EdelSave this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARACompositesCosentinoFacade Panel – Dekton®WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. A wife who has a rational idea and a husband who seeks playfulness. I tried to make a proposal to find out what the two had in common. There is a limit to expanding the building on a flat surface due to the site area.Save this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaThe plan was to stack spaces that are not legally included in the floor area vertically in cross section. By making the plane shape a rhombus, the north side is parallel to the road and the dead space is secured as a parking lot.Save this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaBy swinging the angle on the south side, the line of sight from the living room is controlled so that it extends to the open road instead of the adjacent building.Save this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Virtually Enlarge Spaces Using Good LightingArticlesBamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilions / IILab.Selected Projects Share Houses Area: 59 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs: Shinichi Hanaoka Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeN.A.OOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsHiratsukaOn FacebookJapanPublished on September 15, 2020Cite: “House-O / N.A.O” 15 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Architect In Charge:Florian HertweckTechnical Supervision:Ira Matheis, Ira MatheisCity:SinzigCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bildpark / Veit LandwehrRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. The Röhrig House is part of a series of hillside houses designed by Studio Hertweck in the German Rhine Valley. It is located on a steep slope on the edge of the buildable land of Sinzig-Westum, a German municipality between Bonn and Koblenz. The client, a young family with one child, wanted to have generous interior and exterior shared areas, in combination with a rather classical program: two children’s bedrooms, a home office, a parents’ bedroom, and two bathrooms.Save this picture!© Bildpark / Veit LandwehrIn order to translate this program in an economic way, Studio Hertweck has inscribed a very simple cube into the slope. Garage and storage rooms were accommodated on the ground floor, the children’s bedrooms with a bathroom on the first floor. On the second floor, an open living area was created, which opens onto a terrace towards the valley and at the back onto a garden. On the third floor, the architect located the parents’ area with their bedroom, bathroom, and home office.Save this picture!© Bildpark / Veit LandwehrSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Bildpark / Veit LandwehrThe garden has been connected to the roof terrace by a set of terraces and outside stairs so that people can walk around the house while opening up beautiful views of the landscape. The reduction in terms of materials and the use of unfinished double-shell in-situ concrete walls not only has aesthetic value but also enabled the architect to dispense with some trades such as plastering or scaffolding.Save this picture!© Bildpark / Veit LandwehrSave this picture!© Bildpark / Veit LandwehrTo push the economy of the project even further, Studio Hertweck designed a single shaft in the center of the cube which contains all the networks of the house: from electric cables to water pipes, from the chimney flue to the laundry chute. All the technical appliances and sanitary equipment are arranged around this shaft so that they can be connected exclusively to it. The house is designed so that there are no thermal bridges and is heated by an air-water heat pump. Save this picture!© Bildpark / Veit LandwehrProject gallerySee allShow lessHashim Sarkis: “I Do Not Think We Have Ever Witnessed a Moment Where We Have Relied …ArticlesSANAA Designs Art Gallery of New South Wales Expansion in SydneyArchitecture News Share Area: 182 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio HertweckOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSinzigGermanyPublished on October 14, 2020Cite: “Röhrig House / Studio Hertweck” 14 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
New Chief Exec for Fundraising Institute of Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 March 2000 | News The Fundraising Institute of Ireland has a new Chief Executive. Heather Latchford joined at the beginning of March from Cerebral Palsy Ireland.The FII has a new e-mail address. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 13 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 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New Statesman Awards for New Media Now in their third year, the New Statesman New Media Awards 2001 aim to reward Internet innovators who embrace the future. This includes voluntary sector innovators, not least because this year’s focus is on the Digital Divide.Now in their third year, the New Statesman New Media Awards 2001 aim to reward Internet innovators who embrace the future. This includes voluntary sector innovators, not least because this year’s focus is on the Digital Divide.There are six awards: the Merit Award, Advocacy Award, E-government Award, Elected Representative Award, Education Award, and the Online Communities Award. Nominations open on 4 January 2001 and close 30 May 2001. Winners will receive their awards at a special event in July 2001. Details of the winning projects will feature in a special edition of the magazine, and the winning Web sites or new media projects will feature on the New Statesman Web site for a year. Advertisement 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 January 2001 | News
18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity CEO’s name in Web site injunction Howard Lake | 7 June 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ThirdSector magazine reports that the Chief Executive of the Brook Advisory Service in Edinburgh has won a court injunction ThirdSector magazine reports that the Chief Executive of the Brook Advisory Service in Edinburgh has won a court injunction that requires her name and contact details to be removed from the Web site of the anti-abortion group UK Life League. The Web site had encouraged visitors to contact the Chief Executive at her home. 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 | 17 June 2001 | News Americans respect non-profit sector You can download Taking the Pulse of Americans’ Attitudes Toward Charities as an Adobe Acrobat PDF. Find out more from Independent Sector. 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 Americans respect the non-profit sector far more than politicians and companies, according to new research from Independent Sector.Americans respect the non-profit sector far more than politicians and companies, according to new research from Independent Sector. Their report, Taking the Pulse of Americans’ Attitudes Toward Charities, reveals that Americans expressed high confidence in nearly all charitable organizations such as youth development groups (72%) and human service agencies (68%). In contrast only 29% had high confidence in major corporations, 27% in federal government, and 22% in Congress.Nevertheless, many Americans still mistrust charities’ financial acumen: 32% of Americans believe that charities are wasteful in their use of donated funds. This is represents a slight improvement, as the figure stood at 39% in 1994. 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.
Barnardo’s launches new online affiliate marketing campaign Howard Lake | 8 July 2005 | News Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Barnardo’s, which offers online affiliates a 60-day cookie period, reports a healthy clickthrough rate of 5.86% for its online affiliates. Children’s charity Barnardo’s is offering between £25 and £35 in commission to website owners who can generate a direct debit donation for them via the DGM UK affiliate marketing system.After launching a new online marketing campaign with new creative and new landing pages in June, Barnardo’s has announced a new commission offer for its online affiliates for July 2005.Website owners generating one to nine direct debit sign-ups will earn £25 per sign up, those generating from 10 – 20 direct debit sign-ups will earn £30 per sign up, and those generating over 30 sign ups will receive £35 for each one. Advertisement 17 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Where does the money go?The gifts on sale are virtual. This means that whatever present bought, the money will go directly to a project fund relevant to the gift. For instance, if you buy a goat, ducks or even composting worms, that money goes directly to our agricultural and livestock fund. We have six of these project funds; * Agriculture and livestock * Emergency and disaster preparedness * Healthcare including HIV/Aids * Power & energy * Training and education * Water and environmentCommission Structure:Tier 1: 0 – 24 sales per month – 8%Tier 2: 25 – 39 sales per month – 10%Tier 3: 40 + sales per month – 12%We are happy to negotiate alternative commission rates for top performers – please contact us if you think this is you!Please note: sales will be validated after de-duplication with other online marketing activities.Present Aid Contact DetailsPlease contact our account manager with any comments, ideas or feedback about our affiliate program.Terms and conditionsNo paid search is to be undertaken.30 day cookie period. Tagged with: Digital Christian Aid uses Affiliate Window to promote Present Aid What is Present Aid?Present Aid has over 30 fun and unusual gift ideas that will be loved by everybody and also help poor communities around the world. So, not only can you earn up to 12% sales commission you are also helping to fund Christian Aid’s projects around the world. Christian Aid is an international development charity working in over 50 countries to help people in the fight against poverty.Whether it is something sporty for a super fit granddad, a new bike for the green member of the family or an unusual pet for the kids, Present Aid is sure to have the perfect gift. And, not only will it be their loved one who benefits, a Present Aid gift will also help to make a lasting difference to someone else’s life.How does it work?For each present that is ordered we send a gift card that is then given to a friend or family member. Each card describes how Christian Aid helps people in the developing world improve their own lives, and has a space to include a personalised message. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 December 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
A planned giving seminar with a particular emphasis on environmental organisations and museums has been scheduled for 12th September outside Belfast. ‘Planned Giving: Challenges and Approaches For Environmental Organizations & Museums,’ will be presented by American consultant Jan Jennings at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra. Wednesday 12 September 2007, 17:00 – 18:30 light supper providedDiscussion Leader: Jan Jennings, President, Viking Consulting Services, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Advertisement Host & venue, National Museums Northern Ireland, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Education Suite, 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Co. DownWhether fundraising as a single fundraiser or leading a fundraisers team, hear how to start or grow a planned giving program for membership organizations • Keys to a successful planned giving program• Planned gift promotion through membership, major gifts, and regional offices• Identification of prospects, asking for and closing gifts, stewardship To book a place at this roundtable (@ £20.00 per ticket), please reply via e-mail to Geraldine Nolan at [email protected] or phone 9039 5063 Jan M. Jennings has spearheaded planned gift growth for more than fourteen years in development offices of national and international museums, environmental, and healthcare organisations. Currently directing planned giving for The American Air Museum in Britain in Duxford, England, previously she worked in major and planned gifts at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She served as Director of Gift Planning at World Wildlife Fund, Director of Planned Giving at The Ocean Conservancy, and Assistant Director of Planned Giving at National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. Ms. Jennings is Co-President of the Stanford Club of New England, was VP for Program of the National Capital Gift Planning Council in Washington D.C. with over 250 members, and is a member of the National Committee on Planned Giving and the European Association for Planned Giving. With a BA from Stanford University, she speaks French, Italian and Norwegian. www.vikingconsultingservices.comPlease feel free to circulate this flyer to your colleagues. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 August 2007 | News Planned giving seminar 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2009 | News Tagged with: Advanced NFP Recruitment / people Technology Louise Eagle has been appointed Marketing Manager of software provider IRIS NFP Solutions.She joins from Donor Strategy, now part of IRIS NFP, where she was Marketing and Communications Manager for two years.She has six years experience in the voluntary sector including corporate and national event fundraising at BIBIC, CLIC Sargent and Fly Navy Heritage.In her new role she will be overseeing brand building and generating new business enquiries. She will also be involved with client-related marketing and ensuring products and services continue to meet client needs. IRIS NFP Solutions has over 1,000 clients.Eagle said: “For me, this is my dream role; it combines my passions for technology, marketing and for the not-for-profit community. I feel very proud to be involved with a company that supports over 1,000 outstanding causes.”www.iris.co.uk/nfp 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. IRIS NFP appoints new Marketing Manager
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. 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Electricity supplier establishes community fund Howard Lake | 26 March 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One of Northern Ireland’s newest electricity suppliers, Airtricity, has established a Community Fund to support community projects in the areas surrounding its wind farms.The purpose of the Fund is to strengthen the benefits that wind farm development brings to local communities. The fund is distributed on an annual basis for the lifetime of the wind farm, starting one year after the wind farm starts producing electricity. To be eligible for funding, projects have to be within 12 miles of a wind farm.The size and value of the fund will vary slightly year on year depending on the electricity produced by the wind farm. The fund will be used to support local community activities with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.Airtricity say applications will be evaluated “on a competitive basis” and based on the stated company’s values of energy efficiency, sustainability, teamwork, community, service, excellence and safety.Applications and guidelines can be found on Airtricity’s website. The company’s community liaison officer, Anne Reynolds, can also provide further information on 028 90436886.www.airtricity.com
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 4 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In–depth discussion of Website design, technology trends, social networks, managing the organization using online tools, E–governance and board leadership, prospect research and donor modeling, volunteer recruitment and management, mobile technology, stewardship and relationship management, and green technology applicationsFilled with case studies, Nonprofit Internet Management also includes screenshots, tables, worksheets and checklists. It′s an essential resource for every nonprofit organization operating in our modern wired world. 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 | 7 April 2013 | News Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) [amzn_product_post]The essential guide for nonprofits wanting to manage their Internet applications in a coordinated, cost–effective, and efficient mannerThe rapid onset of increasingly advanced and complex technologies has challenged nonprofits to invest with their sparse resources in attempting, and failing, to keep pace with for–profit companies, with the result that most now cannot compete with new commercial products and commercial applications. Nonprofit Internet Management reveals how current technologies can be utilized in full measure most effectively by nonprofits and addresses how to manage various applications for maximum benefit to internal operations and community service.Covers management models, social networking information, case studies, fundraising strategies, collaboration and coordination examples, and sample communications techniquesIncludes chapters written by leading Internet professionals Advertisement
Tagged with: Directory of Social Change Funding 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DSC publishes Guide to New Trusts annually AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 July 2014 | News Advertisement The Directory of Social Change is now publishing its Guide to New Trusts on an annual basis. Previously it was published every two years.The new 2014/15 edition has just been published. As always it features details of around 100 newly-registered grant-making trusts, all appearing “for the first time in print”.Trusts are listed with contact information and advice for applicants, and the directory is indexed.The Guide is available from the Directory of Social Change as a digital download for £45 or as a printed book for £50.Analysis of trusts in the UK after the recessionYou can watch the DSC’s Tom Traynor and Jay Kennedy discuss the current situation with UK grantmaking trusts following the recession, with tips on how to approach trusts.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qobtwtNjtj8[/youtube] 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 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Each Fundraising Camp is different of course, because they depend on who turns up. So some people have come to more than one to continue learning in this different atmosphere.To help ensure that it is not just fundraisers asking questions, UK Fundraising always invites a small circle of experienced ‘guest experts’ from within and outside the sector to ensure there is a wide range of expertise on hand.Fundraising Camp Stirling is kindly supported by Blackbaud Europe and Bruce Tait Associates.Find out more and…[button color=”#COLOR_CODE” background=”#990000″ size=”large” target=”_blank” src=”http://fundraisingcamp-stirling.eventbrite.co.uk/”]BOOK YOUR PLACE[/button] Fundraising Camp comes to Scotland Tagged with: Fundraising Camp Scotland Training At the beginning of Fundraising Camp: turning session ideas into a timetable Howard Lake | 11 September 2014 | News Advertisement Inspiring discussions, unexpected conversationsUsually there are so many topics and issues suggested that the event has up to three sessions running at any one time.Needless to say, fundraisers from very different organisations find they share similar concerns and challenges, so the sessions turn into valuable self-help exercises.This style of event is new to most fundraisers, and is inspired by the ‘unconference’ and ‘barcamp’ model of informal but practical events.Here is Fundraising Camp Oxford, which we ran just under a year ago:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ce9Tyy9Q_4[/youtube] Fundraising Camp, UK Fundraising’s series of one-day unstructured conferences for fundraisers, this month comes to Scotland for the first time. It takes place at Volunteering Scotland in Stirling on 29 September.This is the seventh event in the series, following Fundraising Camps held at Oxford, Leeds, Canterbury, Chichester, London and Peterborough.The event is designed to offer an alternative and even enjoyable learning event for fundraisers. Unlike traditional conferences, there are no planned speakers and no set topics. The delegates themselves choose what issues they wish to talk and learn about on the day. This is all collated at the beginning of the event, and a timetable created. 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 June 2015 | News Justine Williams has been appointed Fundraising and Communications Director at Riders for Health, the charity and social enterprise.She joined the organisation in March 2015 where she is focusing on delivering voluntary and grant-based income from a wide range of UK and international donors, and developing Riders’ brand and increasing public awareness of their work in Africa.Riders for Health improves the delivery of health care in Africa using reliable, well managed motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles. They work in partnership with ministries of health and other NGOs to help deliver their transportation needs, and improve access to health care for over 14 million people.Justine WilliamsBefore Riders for Health, Williams led the fundraising team at PDSA on an interim basis and was Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Willow Foundation. She has also spent over 20 years within international development charities including Plan International, ActionAid and Practical Action.She said:“Although we are a small organisation we consistently punch above our weight both in our programme work and within our fundraising. We are the official charity of a global sporting league – the motorcycle grand prix (MotoGP™) and we’ve recently launched a new programme in Liberia in partnership with the Ministry of Health, helping to re-build the health system after Ebola.” Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 83 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Justine Williams joins Riders for Health as Fundraising & Communications Director 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 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: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Patsy McGarry’s article in the Irish Times (30 November 2019) A leading newspaper columnist on social issues in Ireland has attacked Christmas fundraising appeals as ‘a sort of misery-porn.’Writing in the Irish Times, Patsy McGarry said: “It is that time of year when people are harried and harassed by distressing images of human suffering, a sort of misery-porn, the better to relieve them of their cash even as they struggle to see themselves financially through Christmas and new year.”Mr McGarry said that TV at this time of year contains very many images of human misery, “particularly the pain of wide-eyed children, as legions of charities seek funding for their administration, staff, and advertising costs”. “Own little empire”He also attacked the number of charities working in the same field, citing seven major homelessness charities and 42 charities working on overseas aid.‘Each has become its own little empire and must raise funds to supplement what it gets from the state to pay staff, its administration and fund-raising costs,’ Mr McGarry said. Columnist attacks ‘misery porn’ fundraising ads “Blatant emotional blackmail”He called for advertisements which he described as ‘blatant emotional blackmail’ to be banned from TV screens.Responding to Mr McGarry’s column in a letter to the Irish Times, Lisa-Nicole Dunne, chairperson of the Charities Institute Ireland said she was saddened and disappointed at Patsy McGarry’s attack on Christmas fundraising appeals from Irish charities.“The assertion that fundraising is done to benefit the staff of charities is just wrong and borders on being insulting to the great work done by Irish charities and their employees at all times of the year,” she said.“Putting resources into marketing and fundraising is not an overhead which wastes donors’ money. Instead, it is an investment in growing the income base of charities to the ultimate benefit of those who most need our help,” she said.Charities require professional staff who dedicate their time to finding solutions to complex problems and to serving our society, she added.She said that supporting charities wouldn’t be possible without proactive fundraising and engagement of donors and supporters in, for example, the fight against illness, poverty, social issues, climate change and overseas development. 58 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 December 2019 | News
Melanie May | 2 June 2020 | News Claire Rowney, Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Macmillan Cancer Support, has this morning (2 June) been announced as the new Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. The Institute said that Rowney had been unanimously selected as Chair Elect by its trustees following a recruitment process that began earlier this year.She will take over from Amanda Bringans when she stands down at the end of her three-year term in July at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising‘s AGM, beginning her own three-year term on 6 July 2020, until 3 July 2023.Rowney joined Macmillan Cancer Support in February 2019 as Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications from Save the Children where she had been Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing since early 2017. Before this, she spent 13 years at Cancer Research UK, leading Race for Life, the UK’s largest fundraising event, Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with Channel 4, as well as its Innovation and Corporate Partnerships teams.Rowney has more than 20 years of fundraising and marketing experience and has been a trustee of the Institute since 2018, becoming Vice Chair at last year’s Fundraising Convention. She will take over as Chair at the close of the Institute’s AGM which will be held virtually on 6 July as part of Fundraising Convention Online.Responding to the announcement, Claire Rowney said:“I have to admit that I hadn’t expected to becoming Chair of our new Chartered Institute at such a volatile time for us all. With so many things unknown I know that our voice, leadership and support is going to be needed more than ever before.“As we start finding our own new normal as fundraisers, I am committed to making sure that what we do is always as relevant as it can be. We will continue to lead on changing our profession to one that reflects the communities we serve. We will continue to challenge poor behaviour wherever we see it and make sure we learn and improve as we go about it.“And as we respond to a post-coronavirus landscape we will need to prioritise innovation and collaboration across the whole sector, so that we can enthuse the public to give, and give more. I like to encourage disruption, that’s where the best innovation comes from, and it’s a challenge I look forward to working on as Chair.”Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, said: Advertisement Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 798 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “On behalf of the whole staff team I would like to congratulate Claire as she steps into the role of Chair in a new era for both the fundraising community and the Chartered Institute. I look forward to working with her, and the Trustees, to create a bright future for fundraising and the Institute.I would also like to pay tribute to everything Amanda has achieved through her clear and thoughtful leadership, leading us to achieve chartered status and prioritising our important work on equality, diversity and inclusion within the fundraising community.”Amanda Bringans commented:“It has been a huge privilege to have led the Institute over the last three years, a period that has seen us grow in influence and in confidence.“We have demonstrated to the public – our supporters – that our profession is one that matters, that changes the world, and does so with passion and a commitment to the highest standards. And that is why we should all be so proud of our newly earned chartered status – a stamp of approval and recognition that fundraisers across the UK should celebrate.“I am personally very proud of the way the Institute has been able to set the agenda around equality, diversity and inclusion, with a genuine commitment to wanting our profession to be one where everyone should feel at home. We are at the start of this important journey and I know Claire will give it the prominence and attention it deserves and needs.” Claire Rowney appointed next Chair of Chartered Institute of Fundraising 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. 797 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. Petitions on ActionStorm currently include one by Covid 19 Bereaved Families For Justice UK, asking the Prime Minister to apologise to grieving families, and another by The Fair Play Pledge Coalition, asking candidates in the Welsh, Scottish, and English elections to sign the Fair Play Pledge. Almost 40 people have offered further support for this one, from writing to their local paper about it, to asking their representative to sign the Pledge. Over 100 people have offered further support to Covid 19 Bereaved Families For Justice UK, including writing to their MP, and donating to the National Covid Memorial Wall. Tagged with: campaigning Crowdfunder AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 With the site currently in Beta launch, Geraghty is inviting activists, movement builders and charities to come and try it out. Advertisement Integrating into Crowdfunder, ActionStorm aims to provide a seamless flow from signing petitions to funding the cause itself, with petition organisers also able to ask for a wide range of support as well as collecting signatures. He explained: Crowdfunder founder Phil Geraghty has launched a new platform to help campaigning organisations connect with supporters, build an audience, steer people to take action, and integrate directly with fundraising. “I’ve had numerous organisations come to me over the last few years with petitions with thousands of signatures and absolutely no way to engage with them. It has been a bugbear of mine for the last few months, so I took some of my lockdown time to try and solve the issue. Melanie May | 13 May 2021 | News “My belief is that there is so much untapped goodwill in those petitions that we must be able to come up with something better. So I decided to setup ActionStorm.org – re-building the petition from the ground up. “I think people are tired of being asked to do the bare minimum for the causes they care about, it’s time to build deep two way relationships between organisations and their supporters.” “These petitions have often been setup on the government website or change.org and have been missing the ability to get opted in data, steer users to other actions and integrate into a fundraising ask. Crowdfunder founder launches platform to connect campaigners with supporters – & tie in fundraising 1,212 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12
Algeria’s soccer team competing in the World Cup in Brazil took the prize this year. No, not for winning the cup, although it’s true the Fennec Foxes got further along in the tournament than ever before. The prize the Foxes won was that of advancing the politics of the World Cup spectacle.The cup, like most international sports events in these days when capitalism in its imperialist stage dominates the world, is run to make profits, however popular soccer may be. And the World Cup is the most popular of all such competitions. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the soccer conglomerate running the games, establishes the rules to maximize these profits. In Brazil this meant using police power to displace the poorest inhabitants of favelas and spending billions to build stadiums that may be of dubious value beyond the games.The Fennec Foxes struck a blow that improved the atmosphere. Not only did their team perform well on the field, making it to the round of 16, but they did something much better: They made a collective decision to donate their $9 million prize money to the people of Gaza.As the Foxes’ star striker, Islam Slimani, told the media when the Foxes were being cheered by tens of thousands of people in Algiers: “They need it more than us.” (Independent, July 3)The donation comes as a welcome sign of solidarity with the people of Gaza, who have been facing relentless bombing from the Israeli settler state. It is also a sign that someone can be a star without losing his/her political conscience.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, January 2010.By Isabelle L. PapillonReprinted with permission from Haiti-Liberté, Jan. 14-20.It was 4:43 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, when an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Haiti for 35 seconds. This disaster, on a scale never seen before, caused a huge loss of life and significant property damage. According to statistics, more than 300,000 people were killed, thousands injured, between 1.3 million and 1.5 million people were thrown into the streets, homeless; 100,000 to 200,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, including 42 public buildings, 1,350 educational institutions and 50 hospitals.The West and the South East are the two departments in which there was much loss and damage: 90 percent in Leogane, 40 percent in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas and 50 percent in Jacmel. The damage was estimated at 120 percent of Haiti’s gross domestic production and over $13 billion in total cost.The government at that time and the occupation forces were overwhelmed; corpses littered the ground and some were rotting under the rubble, while the number of deaths remained still inestimable. Taking advantage of the absence of the state authorities, the major Western powers strengthened their guardianship of Haiti and conflicts broke out for control of the international airport, which ultimately was taken over by the United States of America.In the days and months that followed this unparalleled disaster, thousands of nongovernmental organizations invaded the country. According to then Haitian prime minister, Jean Max Bellerive, before the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake there were 4,000 NGOs and this figure rose to 10,000 after the earthquake. The state had no real control over NGOs during the emergency phase. They acted as they saw fit. Millions of dollars were wasted and some people got rich at the expense of victims.Recognizing this fact, the donors of international funds and the Haitian authorities agreed on the formation of a body to manage international aid during the country’s reconstruction. This organization, included in emergency legislation, was called the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (IHRC), co-led by Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States — a major imperialist power — and the prime minister, Jean Max Bellerive. Despite the fact that the Haitian people had raised their voices against this wicked law creating this organization and the presence of a foreigner placed at the highest level of the IHRC, nothing was done.The questions we ask five years after the earthquake are:What is the situation of victims?Where are the funds to rebuild the country?Despite the creation of a centralized organization to disburse these funds, has Haiti missed the opportunity to rebuild the nation?Five years after the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, more than 200,000 victims are still living in tents in several camps in Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel, in subhuman conditions, without water, without electricity, unemployed and under constant threat of forced eviction. The alleged owners of land opened in the quake use the repressive apparatus of state, namely the judiciary, the police, the executive agents and gunmen, to chase away IDPs [internally displaced people]. Hundreds of thousands of victims are scattered north of the capital in slums bearing names like Canaan, Coral, ONA City and Jerusalem, among others. In these IDP camps, people are plagued with the lack of security, rape and thievery.Ten months after the earthquake hit, soldiers of the United Nations occupation forces (Minustah) introduced a cholera epidemic into the country, resulting in thousands of deaths added to earthquake victims.As for the reconstruction of the country, following the disappearance of the IHRC after the arrogant Joseph Michel Martelly came to power in 2011, another international aid centralization body saw the light of day: the CAED (the French initials for the Coordination of External Aid for Development). Meanwhile, the Housing Construction Unit and Public Buildings (UCLBP) was established. A presidential decree declared that the plans for much of the shopping center at the bottom of the city were to be reviewed by Martelly’s arrogant team.“The red-sheet metal pretense,” observed by perceptive people, has been denounced by the general public. It involved erecting red sheet metal blocking major public sites on the Champs-de-Mars in order to bluff public opinion into believing that the reconstruction of these sites was about to start.Frankly, after five years, there is some reconstruction beginning on the offices of the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) on John Paul II Street, which will house the Ministry of Interior and decentralized administrative offices; there is also reconstruction at the spot where the Department of Trade and Industry was located on Champs-de-Mars and the repair of the old local Bank of Paris, at the bottom of Lalue, Film Triomphe in Capois Street.The work on other premises has not yet begun. This is the case for various public places, including the Carrefour of the Airport and Delmas. The amounts involved in the reconstruction were diverted by the administration of the arrogant Martelly and the leaders of the IHRC. We can cite, by way of example, the $150 million for the reconstruction of the popular neighborhood of Fort National and other funds to be invested in five-star hotels on the hills of Petionville.Besides the big cheese NGOs, the Dominican Republic is the largest recipient of reconstruction funds. This Jan. 12, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the commemoration of the earthquake, the social conditions of millions of victims have not improved. Hundreds of people have taken the streets to protest against this fact.The government went to Saint-Christophe, north of the capital, where thousands of bodies were buried in mass graves, totally lacking in any dignity, to pay tribute to the victims, while survivors are still groaning in poverty, unemployment, lack of security and rape. Religious ceremonies were also organized in different churches and on the Champ-de-Mars in memory of the victims. While — on the eve of the fourth commemoration — IDPs continue to be victims of violent lawless bandits.On Jan. 11, around 11:30 a.m., four people, including three girls, died following a fire that destroyed a camp for displaced people called “Kan Pèp pwogresis Deye Loj,” located in the municipality of Delmas, near the road to the international airport, at the entrance to the old runways northeast of Port-au-Prince.Sabine Leon, a 3-year-old girl, was one of the victims of the disaster. The other two dead girls, whose names have not yet been revealed, were between 3 and 4 years old. Louinord Mizaire, aged 38, died in hospital from severe burns, leaving three orphaned children. This fire occurred on the eve of the fourth commemoration of the earthquake. Thirty others, including four children, were severely burned and transported to hospital.All the tents and belongings of the 250 families living in the camp since Jan. 12, 2010, were swept away by the flames. When firefighters arrived, there was nothing left to save. The origin of the fire is unknown. But observers do not exclude the possibility of a criminal act.On the other hand, the Collective of Organizations for the Defense of the Right to Housing held a peaceful march on Jan. 12 in Port-au-Prince to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the earthquake. This march started at the Champ-de-Mars, the main public square in the capital, and ended at a memorial in a cemetery located in Port-au-Prince, where a wreath was placed in memory of the victims of the disaster.Demands for decent housing for the tens of thousands of displaced people have dominated the anniversary along with questions about the use of funds earmarked for reconstruction.So five years after the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, the situation of victims has not changed. They are only moved from one place to another, still living in subhuman conditions. Reconstruction announced by the country’s leaders and the international community is still slow to become a reality. Hundreds of NGOs and big cheeses of the government continue to benefit to the detriment of the victims. Only the mobilization of the victims and the Haitian people in general will be able to change the living conditions of the people.G. Dunkel translated the article to English.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Con el tiempo se convirtió en la primera persona negra en ganar el campeonato de Francia (actual Abierto de Francia) en 1956. En 1957, ganó Wimbledon y el Campeonato Nacional de EUA (actual Abierto de EUA). Ganó los mismos campeonatos de 1957 en 1958 – una hazaña notable. Gibson nació en 1927 en Silver-Carolina del Sur, de familia de aparceros. Para escapar de la pobreza extrema, su familia se mudó a Harlem-Nueva York, donde comenzó a competir en el tenis siendo una adolescente, en la predominantemente negra Asociación Americana de Tenis. La primera vez que puso un pie en los cuidados céspedes de Forest Hills en Queens-Nueva York para jugar tenis en 1950, los espectadores racistas constantemente la insultaban. La Estación de Radiodifusión Pública emitió recientemente un documental de “American Masters” sobre Althea Gibson, la primera tenista afroamericana en romper la barrera del color en el mundo del tenis profesional que es casi todo blanco y altamente privilegiado. Ha sido comparada con Jackie Robinson. Gibson eventualmente abandonó el tenis para tomar un trabajo más remunerado porque a las mujeres jugadoras de tenis no se les pagaba casi nada en aquellos días. Estaba pensando en el suicidio cuando una tenista cercana recaudó fondos para ella de admiradoras alrededor del mundo. Pese al racismo, hermanas Williams siguen dominando Serena y Venus Williams eran muy pequeñas cuando Gibson murió en 1984. Ambas consideran a Gibson como un modelo importante, ya que superó los muchos obstáculos que enfrentó como mujer negra para alcanzar el más alto pináculo de reconocimiento en el racista mundo del tenis, similar a lo que se enfrentan estas increíbles hermanas. Las hermanas Williams comenzaron a jugar al tenis a una edad muy temprana en Compton-California, gracias a su padre Richard, quien las entrenó. Desde finales de 1990, han dominado el tenis femenino de la manera más formidable. Venus ha ganado siete títulos individuales de Grand Slam y Serena 21 títulos individuales. Serena estuvo muy cerca de ganar su primer título de Grand Slam en un año en este Abierto de EUA y empatar con Steffi Graf las 22 victorias en la era del tenis moderno.La madre de Serena, Oracene Price, dijo que su hija sentía mucha presión por convertirse en la cuarta mujer en la historia en ganar el Gran Slam en un año. (ESPN, 11 de septiembre)Ambas hermanas Williams han enfrentado un horrible racismo hasta hoy en día. Richard Williams pagaba a niños para gritar epítetos racistas a sus hijas en las canchas de entrenamiento en Compton, para prepararlas a lo que se enfrentarían como adultas al jugar tenis profesional frente a multitudes mayormente blancas.Cuando Serena comenzó a acumular títulos individuales en la gira de la Asociación de Tenis de EUA, se enfrentó a terribles epítetos racistas, sobre todo en 2001, durante un torneo de Indian Wells en California. Ella boicoteó jugar allí hasta principios de este año.El presidente de la Federación de Tenis de Rusia Shamil Tarpischev, se vio obligado a disculparse públicamente el pasado octubre a las hermanas Williams luego de que se refiriera a ellas como “hermanos” y dijera que daba “miedo” verlas. Él fue suspendido por un año por la Asociación Femenina de Tenis, y multado. Serena caracterizó su discurso como racista y sexista.Serena puede ser clasificada como la tenista mujer número uno, pero no en términos de “comercialización” en el mundo corporativo. Según Forbes, la tenista rusa María Sharapova es la mujer deportista mejor pagada en términos de endosos. Serena ha vencido a Sharapova 18 de 20 veces. En términos de la lista global de Forbes de hombres y mujeres, Sharapova ocupa el puesto 12 y Williams el 20.En más de una ocasión Serena ha sido ridiculizada en términos sexistas en los medios impresos y sociales por la imagen poderosa de su cuerpo — mide 5’9″ y pesa 150 libras — pero ella nunca ha estado a la defensiva en cuanto a su cuerpo.A los 33 y 35 años de edad respectivamente, Serena y Venus Williams dominan ahora tanto como hace 18 años cuando ambas jugaban en el Abierto de EUA como adolescentes. Cuando le preguntaron a cual atleta le gustaría conocer hoy, Serena respondió “Muhammad Ali”, debido a su postura heroica en 1967 cuando se negó a combatir en Vietnam.James Blake: de pie mientras se es negroEstrellas negras de tenis como Althea Gibson, las hermanas Williams, Arthur Ashe y otras/os, no solo enfrentan racismo en las canchas de tenis, sino fuera de ellas también. Tomemos por ejemplo el menos conocido James Blake, una vez clasificado como el cuarto mejor tenista del mundo antes de retirarse en 2013. Un video de vigilancia captó a Blake siendo brutalmente atacado por un policía de Nueva York fuera del Hotel Grand Hyatt en un caso del llamado ‘error de identidad’. El comisionado de policía William Bratton dijo que la persona que supuestamente se parecía a Blake podría haber sido su “gemelo”, un recuerdo del cliché racista de que todas/os los negros se parecen — especialmente si son jóvenes negros.El policía blanco que atacó a Blake, James Frascatore, fue mencionado en cuatro denuncias civiles en un período de siete meses en 2013. Ha sido mencionado en dos demandas federales de derechos civiles por estar entre el grupo de policías acusados de golpear, rociar con gas pimienta y arrestado falsamente a dos hombres de Queens en incidentes separados de ese año.Blake ha exigido que Frascatore sea despedido de la fuerza policial. Aunque Bratton se vio obligado a pedir disculpas públicamente a Blake, debe ser presionado para que detenga y formule cargos por asalto y agresión basados en el racismo contra Frascatore.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), a group of young revolutionaries struggling for justice in Baltimore and around the country, condemns the hypocritical letter from Baltimore Public Schools CEO Gregory Thornton.This letter makes repeated allusions to the safety of students while threatening consequences to anyone who would take part in protests resulting from an acquittal of the officer who murdered Freddie Gray. If the school system truly cared about the safety of students, they would be doing everything in their power to work to end the epidemic of police violence in Baltimore City. Inside the schools themselves, the police have a record of harassment and abuse of students that far outweighs any possible benefit from their presence. We demand the removal of all police officers from our schools!Thornton’s letter talks about “appropriate ways to express dissent” and how “we need to make it clear … student walkouts, vandalism, civil disorder, and any other form of violence are not acceptable … and students who participate in such behaviors will face consequences.” This threat against the youth who want to fight for an end to police violence is disgraceful. The only reason the cops were even charged was because of the heroic actions of the students who rebelled and fought back against the police, demanding that this time be different. We cannot allow these threats to divide our movement. What is needed now is unity and determination in the face of further repression by the police. We stand with everyone who fought in the rebellion!We in FIST believe that the police are not our friends; there is no such thing as good cops. They are the frontline armed troops of this racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-working class system called capitalism. They exist primarily to protect the property of the rich and to keep the rest of us “in line.” We believe that the police must be immediately forced under complete democratic community control before their eventual total abolishment. The people, and especially youth, need jobs and education, not police terror. We urge the youth of Baltimore to join us in the streets and continue the struggle to overturn this rotten system! Check us out at Facebook.com/BmoreFIST or call 410-914-8280.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The following statement was issued on June 29 by Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly, the 2016 Workers World Party presidential and vice presidential candidates.The Workers World Party national election campaign sends its warm greetings to Anti-Fascist Action Sacramento and salutes its members for freezing out the fascist, misnamed “Traditionalist Workers Party” and preventing their rally from taking place on June 26. Our hearts are with Antifa in the aftermath of this violent TWP attack, which specifically targeted people of color and transpeople. We wish all the anti-fascists wounded in this attack a full and speedy recovery. We need these courageous warriors back on the streets.We denounce fascist groups like the TWP. We despise their name, which employs the classic Hitlerite tactic (the official name of the Nazis was National Socialist Workers Party) of attempting to dupe white workers into thinking that fascists represent their interests. The fascists do not. The billionaire fascistic Trump does not. Michael Heinbeck, founder of the TWP, has personally assaulted anti-Trump protesters. He then had the nerve to paint Trump supporters as victims and build a rally around this fraudulent claim. Heinbeck does not speak for white workers. TWP is not a workers’ party in any sense of the word. The TWP is an extra-legal terrorist organization that works hand-in-hand with police violence like the KKK.These fascists are making another fraudulent claim — that white workers are the “traditional” workers — as if wage slaves who are African-American, Latino/a, Asian, Indigenous, Arab, Muslim, migrant, LGBTQ, differently abled or women are somehow newcomers or outsiders. Long before this country was even founded, the 1% of the day profited from the genocidal theft of Native lands and the unpaid labor of enslaved Black people. The Industrial Revolution was financed by the slave trade. Even before a third of Mexico was stolen by the U.S., its original inhabitants slaved in the mines. All members of the multinational working class on July 4, 1776, were “traditional workers.”A history of workers resistanceThe multinational working class has a militant, fighting tradition which includes every oppressed nationality and group inside the U.S. There has never been a whites-only or English-only or U.S.-born-only labor movement. You can see that in the names of great labor leaders like Lucy Parsons, Mother Jones, A. Philip Randolph, Ferdinand Smith, Humberto Silex, Emma Tenayuca, John Handcox, Odis L. Sweeden, George Addes, Stanley Nowak, Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez.Also names of U.S. labor’s martyrs put shame to the fascist, stereotyped formulation of the “traditional” worker: August Spies, Louis Lingg, George Engel, Adolph Fischer (Haymarket Martyrs), Joe Hill (IWW), the Ludlow Massacre victims (Western Federation of Miners), Ella Mae Wiggins (National Textile Workers Union), Ralph Gray (Sharecroppers Union), Curtis Williams (Ford Hunger March), Virgil Duyungan and Aurelio Simon (UCAPAWA), Nagi Daifullah and Juan De La Cruz (UFW), Danny Lee Overstreet (CWA), the five Greensboro Communist Workers Party martyrs massacred in North Carolina by the white supremacist KKK in 1979, among many others.All fascistic movements, from Trump to the forces behind the Brexit vote in Britain, are tools of the capitalist class whose prime motive is to keep those within our class — the workers and oppressed of the world — pitted against one another. The ruling class is the only class that fascists serve, despite their demagogic rhetoric. We do not believe in “free speech” for violent and divisive hate rhetoric. We also differ with those now criticizing the cops for not intervening and arresting people in Sacramento. We know what that would have looked like — more of our comrades injured, since the police are the enemies of the workers and oppressed peoples.We are concerned to hear the police are combing through videos and pictures, looking for opportunities to arrest people. We stand in solidarity with any anti-fascists who may face arrests as a result. We support the right of anti-racist and anti-fascist forces to defend themselves from right-wing terrorism by any means necessary.Although WWP was only able to be present with Antifa in a limited way on June 26, we are with you 1000 percent: SHUT THEM DOWN! Shut down the whole racist, capitalist system of wage-slavery! Workers of the world and oppressed peoples of the world unite and fight for socialism!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
IBEW Local 3 workers on strike picket line at Spectrum at 43 W. 23rd St., New York City, July 6.For fifteen weeks, 1,800 International Electrical Workers Local 3 members have been out on strike at Charter/Spectrum Communications in the New York metro area. After working without a contract for two years, and after the communications mega corporation refused to bargain in good faith, workers walked out March 28. Spectrum completed acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May, in an overall cash and stock deal worth about $71 billion.Local 3 members struck over Spectrum’s attempts to pull out of the workers’ medical and pension plans. Another key issue is unfair penalization of workers over repeat customer service calls. The real problem is the cable company’s failure to update faulty equipment and its inflated promises to customers.At one recent rally, striking workers held up pictures of out-of-state license plates on cars recently spotted at Spectrum worksites, indicating the company is using scab labor. This violates Spectrum’s franchise agreement with New York City, which mandates local hiring.Workers pictured here told WW that the strike was being “whited out” in local press coverage, as big-business news corporations side with Spectrum. At press time, Local 3 members remain on the picket line at Charter/Spectrum centers across New York City and in New Jersey.Join them, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. See picket locations: tinyurl.com/woyv6ld.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The global COVID-19 viral pandemic has exposed in the sharpest light the contradiction between a globalized world economy and a still existing but archaic capitalist system based on the private expropriation of wealth and resources.The relentless drive to reap a profit from every type of human interaction now stands exposed as the greatest danger to the people of the whole planet.130 tons of protected gear donated by China, unloaded in Austria, bound for Italy.At the same time, China is sending enormous amounts of assistance to countries desperate for medical and personal protective equipment. These massive solidarity shipments demonstrate the superiority of China’s basic socialist planning.China is sending by air, rail and sea needed medical equipment to 89 countries around the world. This includes test kits, facemasks, protective clothing, goggles, forehead thermometers and ventilators.Chinese medical workers and planeloads of essential supplies have already been sent to 28 countries in Asia, 26 in Africa, 16 in Europe, 10 in the South Pacific and nine in the Americas. This assistance is China’s most intensive and wide-ranging emergency humanitarian operation since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949. (China Daily, March 26)22 airlifts of medical supplies from ChinaBy contrast the United States, still the largest and richest economy in the world, is overwhelmed by a complete lack of planning and even the capacity to mobilize the population for their own survival. Reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now exceed those in China, even though China has almost four times the population and was the first country hit with this new disease. (worldometers.info/coronavirus, April 2)U.S. for-profit health corporations and government agencies at every level are now turning to China to order essential supplies. This follows two months of racist ridicule, political attacks and rejecting offers of assistance from both China and the World Health Organization.Totally frustrated with the inability of any arm of the U.S. government to solve these essential supply problems, governors, mayors, charitable organizations, nonprofit and sister-city groups, and major health complexes have each started making their own trade deals with Chinese corporations to get emergency shipments of supplies.The Federal Emergency Management Agency stepped in and ordered 22 airlifts of supplies from China — but set up their distribution through profit-taking private sector networks. On March 29, a commercial aircraft carrying 80 tons of medical supplies arrived in New York from China. It delivered 130,000 N95 masks, 1.8 million facemasks and gowns, 10 million gloves and thousands of thermometers for distribution in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Similar flights to Chicago and Cleveland were planned for the next two days. (New York Times, March 29)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state, which is now the epicenter for the coronavirus, is in urgent need of 40,000 ventilators. Unfortunately, ventilators were unavailable. European corporations had already bought up the entire inventory of the largest Chinese ventilator producer.European Union also overwhelmedThe coronavirus has overwhelmed not only the United States, the center of international finance capital. Other highly developed imperialist countries, including Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Britain, are staggering under its impact.They were also unable to respond effectively. In order to revive their capitalist corporations and banks after the 2008 global capitalist crash, the European Union had imposed years of austerity and cutbacks in social programs on member countries. after the 2008 global capitalist crash. Now the EU is refusing to share assistance, even with its member countries. with its countries.None of these imperialist countries is offering anything to the rest of the world as this extreme medical crisis spreads to over 190 countries.Less than an hour of Pentagon spendingWith great fanfare, the U.S. government pledged $62 million from the Agency for International Development to address the pandemic. This is less than what the Pentagon spends in an hour. The enormous $746 billion Pentagon budget — much of which is a subsidy to oil and military corporations — consumes roughly $2 billion a day or $80 million an hour.While offering no real assistance to any country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted China and the countries that accept China’s aid, claiming: “The Chinese Communist Party poses a substantial threat to our health and way of life, as the Wuhan virus clearly has demonstrated.” (Los Angeles Times, March 29) The Trump administration has also used the hardships of this global crisis to tighten sanctions and increase threats on Iran and Venezuela.China’s ‘Health Silk Road’The coronavirus is arriving in many countries that have already suffered humanitarian crises caused by U.S. wars and sanctions, as well as natural disasters and climate change. So China is setting up what it calls a Health Silk Road. Skilled Chinese medical teams have begun arriving in a growing number of countries, including Iran, Iraq, Italy, Serbia, Venezuela, Pakistan and Cambodia.On March 11, as the COVID-19 virus abated in China, immediate assistance was also promised to countries in Africa. Equipment alone cannot overcome the health crises in countries lacking a national health care system. However, the 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks, 1,000 protective suits to be delivered to each African country will have a big impact.On March 22, a Chinese medical team arrived in Serbia with its first shipment of 16 tons. The European Union had denied any assistance to Serbia, citing U.S.-imposed sanctions.On March 27, 130 tons of protective gear from China bound for Italy were unloaded in Vienna.The China-Europe Express, a train line opened more than a decade ago, links 48 Chinese cities with Europe. On March 28 the first freight train to leave China after two months of lockdown departed from Wuhan. Its 19 cars were loaded with locally manufactured medical supplies.Wuhan had been China’s hardest-hit city by the COVID-19 virus. Now it has a great deal of expertise and newly manufactured medical equipment to offer the world. Reuters reports that a shipment of a million masks and gloves from China arrived in France on March 22.China develops diagnostic and treatment plansChina’s National Health Commission has compiled an invaluable set of diagnostic and treatment plans. It is sharing them, as well as other technical documents, with 180 countries and more than 10 international and regional organizations.The commission has also conducted in-depth exchanges with the international community, holding about 30 video conferences on technical issues regarding the coronavirus with more than 100 countries and regions.One such video conference with the World Health Organization, held on March 12, shared China’s experiences with representatives from 77 countries and seven international organizations. It was viewed online by more than 100,000 people.Profit system creates disasterIn this global economy, why have offers of essential testing equipment and medical supplies from China, and even from the World Health Organization, been rejected by the Trump administration?It’s not only because of growing U.S. hostility to China’s stunning level of development. Nor is it driven only by right-wing ideologues.Medical care exists for profit. Free or inexpensive test kits and medical supplies threaten the capitalist drive to profit out of every human transaction. Pharmaceutical, medical and insurance companies are the most profitable corporations in the U.S. today. Along with oil and so-called defense corporations, they dominate finance capital.During the crucial two months when these vital supplies could have been quickly ordered or manufactured and stockpiled, there was not yet a strong enough profit incentive to produce them. Medical facilities in the U.S. operate on a lean ship-to-order basis.The unplanned and competitive nature of capitalist production distorts all social interaction. Wild speculation and bubbles of quick profit are the norm.As the crisis became obvious to millions, anything assumed to be in possible short supply was immediately hoarded for speculation. This has led to life-threatening shortages of hand sanitizers, facemasks, essential foods and even toilet paper.Who will pay and who will profit is the fundamental question in all capitalist relations. What is most needed — to fulfill people’s needs — is not part of the calculation.As early as January, the Trump administration’s own medical experts identified a probable shortage of ventilators as a critical problem. Yet “both the White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency struggled to define what was needed, who would pay for it and how to solve the problem of supply chains.” (“Alliance with industry does Trump no good in quest for ventilators,” New York Times, March 20)Knowing that nothing was actually happening to solve any of these problems, Trump continued to make assurances: “We are going to have plenty.”Many media reports have confirmed that the lack of testing kits arose from the manufacturers’ insistence on exclusive contracts with guaranteed profits. Follow-through and distribution plans were also totally lacking. Even how to keep a count of test results was not worked out in advance.No planning for the population’s needs, along with chaotic planning for what is profitable, has created a crisis in every hospital in the U.S. Private and public hospitals, competing city, state and federal agencies, local and national charities are now in bidding wars for existing supplies.Socialist planning is the answerHow was China able to control the virus? How is it now able to begin providing massive assistance to other countries on a global scale?Clearly, socialist planning and large-scale collective ownership of major industries, including the medical industry, have been decisive.Even in small developing countries, socialist planning frees up the economy to meet domestic need and even make major contributions to other countries trapped by U.S. economic domination and archaic social relations.Look at Cuba. A country of only 11 million people, it sends more doctors to developing countries than does the World Health Organization. Cuba has also developed and freely shared with the world a medication that aids in treating those who test positive for COVID-19: Interferon Alfa-2B.Up to now the U.S. government has not only barred the use of medications from Cuba, it has actually threatened countries that accept them. But as the death toll mounts in the U.S., demands for treatments and medical equipment may force changes in seemingly set-in-stone policies.China has struggled to overcome past underdevelopment by balancing different forms of central planning, local collective ownership, capitalist incentives and shared ownership with Western corporations and banks. At the same time, the Communist Party has maintained broad political and economic control. It has guided national development plans and controlled what imperialist corporations can and cannot do in China.China is still a developing country emerging from 200 years of colonial looting and underdevelopment. But it has maintained steady development since its 1949 Communist revolution overturned archaic property relations and imperialist domination. That revolution 70 years ago has made all the difference in this global pandemic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
When Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Sept. 23 that a grand jury was not charging a single police officer in the cop murder of Breonna Taylor on March 13 in Louisville, Ky., mass demonstrations erupted there, in New York City and in many other cities. On Sept. 25, Taylor’s family demanded the grand jury “open the books” and reveal the evidence used to reach its decision. New evidence has now been released. Recordings from the grand jury proceedings and body cam footage from some police officers at the scene have raised many doubts about the legitimacy of the investigation and the handling of the crime scene by the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).A protest against the police killing of Breonna Taylor, held Sept. 24 in Louisville, Ky.AG Cameron’s case for the LMPD officers hinges on their claim they announced themselves before breaking into the apartment where Taylor lay sleeping beside her partner, Kenneth Walker. The AG’s key witness testified to confirm this. But Vice News obtained audio recordings of the original interview with this witness, who can be heard plainly saying, “No, nobody identified themselves.” Only after this initial interview did the witness change their story. AG Cameron presented no information from the first interview, but only testimony from the later interview that confirmed the cop narrative. (tinyurl.com/y24l86dz)This is a huge indication of bias in the case presented to the grand jury, since this was the only witness claiming to hear the police identify themselves. None of the dozens of other neighbors interviewed by Vice said they heard the police announce themselves.Inconsistencies, lies in official narrativeAnother inconsistency in the official narrative stems from the claim by the city and the LMPD that none of the officers who broke in were wearing body cameras. According to police, the officers were wearing plain clothes and were not required to wear body cameras. But recently released photos from the scene show Officer Tony James wearing a body cam, which he did not turn on, in a violation of department rules. The cam footage would have provided crucial evidence of the shooting. Without that, the case comes down to the word of the cops against that of Kenneth Walker, who fired a gun at unknown men breaking in like thieves. (tinyurl.com/yxt5nwj4)Many hours of video footage are now available which show officers after the shooting, the scene during investigation and the arrest of Walker. One body cam recording shows one officer who fired a weapon, Brett Hankinson, walking back into the crime scene and being asked to leave by investigators. Hankinson lingers and asks questions. Another involved officer, Mike Campbell, is seen walking around, interviewing neighbors. (tinyurl.com/y5b7u865)This later body cam footage clearly shows both these cops in violation of standard departmental practice after a cop shooting. Involved officers are supposed to be separated and assigned a “peer support officer,” in order to ensure they don’t speak to others on the scene or tamper with the investigation.More than fifteen hours of tapes of released grand jury proceedings show other police distortions and inconsistencies. For instance, Officer Hankinson claimed that from outside he saw someone with a long gun inside the apartment. But no long gun was recovered, and the window he said he looked through was covered by blinds. (tinyurl.com/y55segjh)This new evidence strongly confirms public suspicion and anger about Taylor’s death and the state’s protection of police misconduct.In July, Taylor’s family accused the LMPD of a cover-up, after it came to light that investigators interviewing Officer Mattingly asked leading questions to coach him into a story that would clear him of wrongdoing. This behavior indicates that from the get-go, the investigators had every intention of sweeping the murder of Taylor out of sight. (tinyurl.com/y4jc6cjw)The state’s investigation has utterly failed to pursue justice for the killing of Breonna Taylor. Unrelenting protesters continue to push for the only real justice that can be had — the defunding and abolition of the police.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Gary Wilhelmi 5/7/2012 PM Comment FinancialQuiet conclusion in the Dow off 13Crude down just$.7, gold off $8 all day and dollar index holds up 11 ay 79.61Sell the expectation, shy away from the fact in regards to the European elections, but the uncertainty prevailsGreece votes on bond payments on the 15th and that may be the next big sticking pointHedge fund follies, as well as crap shooters hunker down defending their long positionsLivestockShort covering off the new lows in hogs, but remember short covering is the weakest form of buyingPork cutouts firm improving margins but will that improve pork demand?Boxed beef up $.29 is a feeble fundamentalBeef glue story in the background so beware media negative motivationGrain and soybeansCorn plantings expected at 67% done and beans up to 22%Weather perfect for new plantings developmentKansas wheat the best in a decadeS/D Thursday with large corn stocks projected for 12-13 and tightness remains in beans with wheat supplies ample.Private source sees bean plantings rising 700,000 acres and corn up another 600,000Old crop corn tightness firms basis By Hoosier Ag Today – May 7, 2012 SHARE Previous articleProject Converts Poultry Waste to EnergyNext articleGroups Call for Quick Senate Action on Farm Bill Hoosier Ag Today SHARE FinancialDow called 35 lower after Socialists win French election anti bail out neo Nazis and socialist do well in GreeceDAX off .4%, Asian stocks fell hard and FTSE dropped 2%Uncertainty is the enemy of all marketsNo fed action expectedConsumer credit report at 2 PMEarnings winding downCrude oil off $ .62 at $98.06—there are some real oil bears in the woods so watchDollar up 21 at 79.71S&P and NASDAQ both fell through support Friday and Dow support is down around 12,700 with a 13,028 last FridayLivestockCattle $119-121Boxed beef off $.67 choice and &.79 selectCook out washed out in parts of MidwestJune hogs set a new lowPork cutout up $.76 with loin’s up $/95 and hams up $ .45Slaughter 611,000 cattle versus 659,000 last week and hogs 2,092,000 versus 1,990,000Beef glue story—watch it!Grain and soybeansPlanting update corn was 53% done last week and soybeans 12%Weekend rains in MidwestKansas wheat looks best in a decadeEarly corn in Iowa mostly good to excellentOutsides hit by European uncertainty as socialists win in France and GreeceThursday S/D carryovers up maybe over 2 MT in corn, tight in beans about 130 million and 916 million in wheatCorn basis firms in central Illinois to 60 over JulyHuge corn and bean exports last week (3.7 MT of corn and 1.7 MT of soybeans) Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/7/2012 PM Comment
By Gary Truitt – Aug 6, 2012 Hogs Released Early at State Fair Due to Health Concern. Source: State Fair Previous articleCrop Decline Continues in IndianaNext articleInterior and Defense Will Work Together to Promote Renewable Energy on Federal Lands Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter In a proactive measure, the Indiana State Fair dismissed all the animals from the Swine Barn this afternoon, one day earlier than scheduled. The action comes on the recommendation from the Board of Animal Health after six pigs in the 4-H show developed temperatures over 105 degrees, an indicator of potential illness. “We consider this decision to be very prudent in light of what we have seen during the last several weeks at county fairs all over Indiana, as well as in other states,” said Bret D. Marsh, DVM, Indiana State Veterinarian. “We’ve had an unusually high number of reports of illness associated with swine shows this season. Overall, the swine at the State Fair this year have done well, and dispersing the hogs as soon as possible is the best thing that can be done for animal health.“These 4-H exhibitors and their families have been extremely supportive of our efforts this year,” said Dr. Marsh. “We checked the temperatures of about 2,000 hogs during the check-in process, which was a big undertaking. They understand why it’s necessary to take these precautions and they support our efforts to make this a great fair for everyone.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Hogs Released Early at State Fair Due to Health Concern. SHARE State Fair visitors will continue to access the Swine Barn and view the pigs on Championship Row as well as the “World’s Largest Male Hog” and the Champion Sow and Litter. The Open Class breeding show will go on as scheduled next week beginning with the Berkshire and Poland China breeds Aug. 14. The cause of the high fevers is not known at this time. Samples from the hogs sent home have been submitted to the Purdue Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and results will not be known for several days. There have been no cases of human illness at the Indiana State Fair.
Facebook Twitter Monday the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body ruled against the United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, upholding the compliance panel’s report in finding against the United States.House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement upon the WTO’s announcement.“Once again, the WTO has found COOL to be non-compliant – a decision we fully expected. As retaliation by Canada and Mexico becomes a reality, it is more important now than ever to act quickly to avoid a protracted trade war with our two largest trade partners. I have asked my colleagues on the Agriculture Committee to weigh in on resolving this issue once and for all during a business meeting this Wednesday in a targeted effort to remove ongoing uncertainty and to provide stability.”Conaway will also host a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19th, at 11:00 a.m. at the House Triangle alongside Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), John Murphy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ken Monahan of the National Association of Manufacturers, John Weber of the National Pork Producers Council, and Philip Ellis of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Members and industry representatives will address the need for swift action by Congress to avoid the economically devastating effects of retaliation.Source: House Committee on Agriculture SHARE WTO Rules Against U.S. COOL Requirements By Andy Eubank – May 18, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleMidday Update Andy Eubank Home News Feed WTO Rules Against U.S. COOL Requirements
Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt Joey McReynolds Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU printPatients in Tarrant County can expect an improved health care experience before the end of this year.Alan Townsend, interim chief financial officer of JPS Health Network, announced on Thursday a projected budget for a new partnership between JPS Health Network and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.JPS and UNTHSC announced a plan last June to create a unified medical group between the two entities. The group, called Acclaim Physician Group, Inc., is expected to cost close to $13 million over fiscal years 2015-2016 to get up and running.Townsend said JPS is responsible for about 30 percent of that total, which includes everything from consulting costs to IT upgrades.“We’ve got the dollars in our budget,” Townsend said at Thursday’s JPS Board of Managers meeting. “I think we can cover it without having to request additional dollars.”The Texas Medical Board approved the groups’ application to create a 501(a) nonprofit unified physician group last month. The group’s goal live date is Dec. 1.J.R. Labbe, vice president of communications and community affairs for JPS Health Network, said the timeline is “aggressive,” especially when it comes to unifying two entities.“Everything is moving ahead,” Labbe said. “But now, we’re taking it from theory and actually trying to ‘operationalize.’”JPS and UNTHSC have worked together in the past, but their physicians worked under different standards. Under the new physician-run group, all physicians working for the two institutions will do so under the same provisions.“All of this is meant primarily to provide higher quality care across the care continuum, regardless of where the patient seeks care,” Labbe said.JPS Health Network currently contracts 18 different physician groups. Coordinating that many contracts causes headaches for administration, Labbe said, especially in a county with so many physicians.When it comes to expectations, hours, compensation and other factors, physicians work under different pretenses. Each physician or physician group might have ideas that clash with other physicians.Robert Earley, president and CEO of JPS Health Network, said having two different physician group sometimes causes “incongruities.”“It’s getting everybody on the same page so that our patients get the best possible care they can; and it’s seamless,” Earley said. “Standards… from the minuscule [issue] of vacation time to what time you show up for clinics.”Josh Halverson, principal for ECG Management Consultants, Inc., a firm whom JPS and UNTHSC hired to help with the move, said this negatively affects patients.“One group of primary care doctors and another group with different ideas causes inefficiencies and inconsistencies,” Halverson said. “That trickles down and has a direct impact on patients. Those patients, perhaps, aren’t able to get into clinics as easily.”Earley mirrored that thought about patients seeking care.“Our patients only know our clinics, so if we have two different providers, they won’t know that,” Earley said. “They’ll just know that there might be some difference between this clinic and that clinic.”The disparities could also result in a lack of motivation from physicians, Halverson said.“When you have that many physicians really on their own, there are no real mechanisms for accountablity,” Halverson said. “[There is] no real ability to say ‘Hey, raise your game here,’ because it really doesn’t matter — it’s not like there’s a boss. This will create a much more direct organizational structure.”“Performance matters; a direct line of authority is necessary.”One of the biggest problems the two groups face is medical records. Labbe said JPS and UNTHSC have two separate systems for their respective patients’ medical records, but they plan to move UNTHSC onto the system JPS uses.Labbe said that while the move would require “a front-end investment,” she said it would provide patients much better access to their medical records.Halverson said the initial investment would turn into savings in the future.“Over time, as we redeploy resources and eliminate duplication [from having multiple physician groups with different medical records systems], you will be able to see the same number of patients for quite a bit less [money],” Halverson said.The creation of a unified physician group is consistent with the actions of health care providers across the country.“Right now, there is a massive move to create greater alignment between physicians and hospitals, to reduce resource consumption and to create value to patients,” Halverson said.Labbe said, in this case, the partnership just made sense.“This is not unique at all,” Labbe said. “We have these two public entities. They’re three miles apart, and they act like they’re 3,000 miles apart.”Labbe said various working groups are still hashing out the fine details of the new group. 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Facebook Twitter Linkedin Linkedin Joey McReynolds Twitter Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt Previous articleFort Worth Bike Sharing celebrates expansion at new Stockyards station.Next articlePantherFest to host a 2,000 foot slip-and-slide in downtown Fort Worth Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Facebook Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month printA woman was attacked by a man Sunday night around 7 p.m. near Ed Landreth Hall off West Cantey Street on TCU’s campus, according to an email sent out to TCU students by campus police.According to the email, a man demanded the woman hand over her cell phone. The woman said she refused and the man struck her with a hard object in the back of the head four times and threatened to shoot her.She said she bit the man and was able to run inside Ed Landreth Hall and call the police, according to the email. The suspect was last seen running north on Wabash Avenue.TCU police sgt. Kelly Ham said they have video of the suspect running north on Wabash avenue however the video is not clear enough to identify the suspect.TCU police Sgt. Kelly Ham said the woman was treated for injuries on the scene by the Fort Worth Fire Department and Medstar paramedics.Ham also said that the TCU and Fort Worth Police Departments extensively searched the surrounding neighborhoods following the incident. He added the TCU Police will post extra security in the area.The email described the suspect as a clean shaven, Hispanic male between 19-22 years of age, 5’8″, 175 pounds with dark medium length hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a bright colored design on the front and black basketball type shorts.Check back to the109.org for updates as this story develops. Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store + posts Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center
Comedy group brings new approach of brainstorming to the Neeley School Thinking workshop helps students find business solutions Linkedin Adera has established Korah Feeding Program for 200 students at Hiber Primary school. Julie Miller said, “This student was selected by Kebele leaders that know his family’s situation and said he was in need and qualified for the program. He and the others in the program would not have anything to eat on a daily basis, and would often leave school at lunch time and head to the Korah dump to find food. The hot daily meal allows the students to stay in school and focus. Their grades have increased 100 percent and their behavior is so thankful.” Photo was taken in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sixteen students from Gras’ class designed a display for the TCU bookstore. Some students designed bead charm bracelets, knitted headbands, necklaces, earrings and purple boot cuffs; others figured out the best way to present the items in the display. Facebook Tuyen Hoang Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Sixteen students from Gras’ class designed a display for the TCU bookstore. Some students designed bead charm bracelets, knitted headbands, necklaces, earrings and purple boot cuffs; others figured out the best way to present the items in the display. From left to right, Olivia Hartjen, Eva Amble, Emily Pulliam, Julie Miller, executive director of Adera Foundation, Hunter Durbin, Alicia Nickerson, Cami Fannin, Caroline Mosby, Kamryn Schropp, Nguyen Hanh Le, Jack Bosworth. ReddIt Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ printTCU will be sending 10 interns to Ethiopia this May to develop business plans that will assist Ethiopian women.For the first time ever, interns will travel to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to further efforts in sustaining jobs for Ethiopian women.This long-term commitment to the women in Ethiopia began in 2015 when TCU’s Neeley School of Business partnered with the Adera Foundation.“We’re continuing this partnership,” said Susan Sledge, employer relations manager of the Alcon Career Center. “It’s not just a onetime deal; we’re showing a commitment to the women in Ethiopia over a two-year period.”Sledge said students are expected to come up with two practical business plans after the trip.Julie Miller, executive director of the Adera Foundation, said the program is meant to teach students empathy in business.“The business arena has a tendency to be all business and the nonprofit has a tendency to be all people,” Miller said. “Those two need to collide and that’s why I came to Neeley, because I want a business strategy behind what I do.”Miller said there are 187 families in the family sponsorship program.“These are the poorest of the poor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,” she said. “They would forage the dumps for their livelihood. We’re working on building businesses for them.” Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Sixteen students from Gras’ class designed a display for the TCU bookstore. Some students designed bead charm bracelets, knitted headbands, necklaces, earrings and purple boot cuffs; others figured out the best way to present the items in the display. Sixteen students from Gras’ class designed a display for the TCU bookstore. Some students designed bead charm bracelets, knitted headbands, necklaces, earrings and purple boot cuffs; others figured out the best way to present the items in the display. Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Tuyen Hoang is originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tuyen is a transfer student from Brookhaven College. Tuyen is a junior journalism major and sociology minor at Texas Christian University. She serves as the administration reporter for TCU 360. Miller said when they arrive, the students will spend three or four days observing in order to develop a business model that is good for these women.“We want to be culturally aware of their situations before we start designing something from an American’s mindset,” Miller said. “We want to design it from the women’s mindset.”Sledge said 44 students applied for the internship. Four of the 10 selected will have their travel expenses covered.The other six students are paying their own way because they feel so strongly that they want to help–that they want to be a part of it, said Sledge.Two years ago, Miller partnered with Dr. Davis Gras, an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in Neeley. The result was a jewelry making business that had $20,000 in sales through August 2015.From left to right: five students from Gras’ class, David Gras and Julie Miller. The students put together all jewelry and presented to Karen Skrasek, general manager of TCU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. This photo was taken on Nov. 24, 2015.Students in Gras’ values-centered entrepreneurship class researched, brainstormed and developed a business plan-making jewelry from paper beads.Miller said she served as the voice to bridge the communication gap between Gras’ students in Fort Worth, Texas and the women in Ethiopia.Jewelry was made by women in Ethiopia, which was then shipped to Fort Worth, where students negotiated the sale of jewelry with the TCU Barnes & Noble Bookstore and helped set up the display.“They got the beads and they said, ‘Hey, let’s make them purple, let’s make them for TCU and let’s get them into Barnes & Noble,’” Miller said.Elaine Cole, a public relations manager for the Neeley School, said 16 students from Gras’ class designed a display for the TCU bookstore. Some students designed bead charm bracelets, knitted headbands, necklaces, earrings and purple boot cuffs; others figured out the best way to present the items in the display.In the first six weeks, Miller said enough money was made by jewelry sales to increase the salary of the working mothers in Ethiopia by 33 percent.“This is called an IGA which is income-generated activities,” Miller said. “Any activities that will generate income for [women] is what we’re looking for.” eHarmony co-founder speaks with TCU students Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Sixteen students from Gras’ class designed a display for the TCU bookstore. Some students designed bead charm bracelets, knitted headbands, necklaces, earrings and purple boot cuffs; others figured out the best way to present the items in the display. Q&A: Three professors received the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award Linkedin Julie Miller said, “Adera wants to preserve the family. We can do that with education and economics.” This mother’s name is Selam. Selam struggled financially to support her two children. Miller said she met Selam when Selam was in desperate need. Selam’s husband abandoned her and she didn’t have $20 to pay monthly rent. Upon joining jewelry making business, Miller said Selam is such a good worker. Selam earns regular income and is able to take care of her child. Photo was taken in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Facebook + posts Twitter Empathy was one of the most important things Miller looked for in interns’ personalities. Miller said she wants students to embrace the culture, spend time with the women and then think what would be a good business for the women. This woman’s name is Hana. Photo was taken in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Linkedin The Skiff A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Twitter The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleUpdate: Suspects in armed robbery near Foster Hall caughtNext article“Penny Swap” could mean $23 million boost for Fort Worth schools The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Facebook The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ ReddIt printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 7: College Game Day ReturnsAlso: TCU reacts to Las Vegas shooting, male to female ratio changes and more + posts Facebook The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Life in Fort Worth
Linkedin ReddIt TCU Rifle team photographed in Fort Worth, Texas on August 25, 2017. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Benton McDonald Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Twitter printThe TCU Rifle team won their second consecutive Patriot Rifle Conference championship Saturday at Air Force.The team finished with an aggregate score of 4,697, 27 more points than second-place Air Force.Freshman Elizabeth Marsh practices for an upcoming meet. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman)The Horned Frogs also took home both the Smallbore and Air Rifle team titles. Senior Mindy Miles, sophomore Casey Lutz and senior Rachel Garner all finished top-eight in the Air Rifle finals. Miles, Garner and junior Ariana Grabowski finished top-eight in Smallbore.Miles and Freshman Elizabeth Marsh captured both individual titles with Marsh winning the Smallbore individual championship and Miles winning the Air Rifle title.The Air Rifle title was Miles’ fourth consecutive title in the Patriot League.The team returns to the range when they host an NCAA Qualifier on Feb. 17 in Fort Worth. Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Previous articleThe Skiff: February 1, 2018Next articleTrack and field continues to progress in College Station Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams
ReddIt What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4379154/Letters-to-Boschini-and-Granger.pdf”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Letters to Boschini and Granger (PDF)&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4379154/Letters-to-Boschini-and-Granger.txt”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Letters to Boschini and Granger (Text)&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Protest organizer and graduate student Mayra Guardiola did not agree with Boshini’s view that those immigrant students didn’t want Boschini to speak up. She said that Boschini needed to be proactive, not reactive on current legislation and to reassure DACA and immigrant students. “So many of us are terrified,” Guardiola said. “We need to let them know as TCU members we are here to support them.”The conversation grew heated at one point as the two sides clashed over their different plans for handling the issue with the protestors repeatedly asking Boschini to make a “diplomatic message” on behalf of the immigrant students. Boschini repeatedly refused, however, and told the student representatives in the meeting that they should continue their activism and that they can spread a message of support to those students who are concerned.“You’re all trying to bully me into doing what you want,” Boschini said. “You have more reach than I have and more power than I have. There are 10,000 of you and only one of me.”Organizer and Brite Divinity Student John Noble, however, said that he didn’t agree and thought that a message from Boschini would carry more weight.Both parties were able to agree on the importance of promoting the resources available on campus for those who are concerned.“I would say any student who feels threatened by this, go to the counseling center immediately and get help,” Boschini said. “There’s tons of places on campus you can get resources we could help you.”Noble said he was thankful to Boschini for taking the time to meet with them but that he was “disappointed” by Boschini’s refusal to release a statement.“We want this conversation to continue,” Noble said. “We need people at TCU to realize that, whether they’re administrators, students, whether they’re faculty; this is a crisis moment for immigrants, and has been for a long time in this country. Really strong action is necessary.”The conversation followed a march and rally that gathered together about three dozen people. The march started at the Founder’s statue, went down past Moudy and then back to end on the steps of Sadler. Throughout the march protestors shouted chants such as: “Trump, Abbott, Granger: they put immigrants in danger!” “Si se puede!” and “Ho, ho, hey, hey, immigrants are here to stay!”Following the march, people gave speeches on the steps of Sadler to share their stories of immigrants they know and to voice their support for the immigrant community at TCU.Noble said he was drawn to the rally to show the undocumented community they have support.“No human being is illegal,” Noble said. ReddIt Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell First-year student Marilyn Downing said she attended the protest looking to let TCU students who are DACA recipients know they aren’t alone, and to pass on her message to D.C. legislators.“By not passing a clean DREAM act, you’re separating families and friends,” Downing said. “If you were really a supporter of human rights you would support a clean DREAM act.”Protestors were also given a phone number to call Congress in order to register their support for a clean Dream Act and a clipboard was passed around to collect signatures on the letters that were taken to Boschni and Rep. Kay Granger.There was a brief interruption when a couple of male students walked by shouting, “Build the Wall!” however organizers responded by shouting, “Protect DACA, Trump is caca” and after a few rounds of that, the planned speeches continued.Guardiola originally organized the protest to pressure campus and community leaders to support the clean Dream Act, a bill that would grant a pathway to citizenship for 2.1 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients without any border security stipulations.Legislative Background:This protest comes as the Senate is having a rare open floor debate on immigration. Following last month’s government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a debate for a DACA solution before the March 5 deadline. Senators have been debating policy all week in a rather chaotic attempt to get one to 60 votes.Bills include a bill based on President Donald Trump’s demands,that focuses on creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers, securing the border, eliminating the diversity visa lottery and limiting family-based immigration; a bill from Republicans that would penalize those cities which don’t follow federal immigration policy, also known as sanctuary cities; and a Democrat-backed bill that provides a path to citizenship for DREAMers without increasing immigration enforcement funding or changing policy on future immigration (also known as the clean DREAM act, which today’s protesters were supporting).However, there are also some bipartisan bills up for debate. Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin are still pushing their bill which would provide a legal status for those on DACA, a few billion in funding for a border wall and modify current legal immigration policy including replacing the visa lottery and legalizing parents of DACA recipients while making them ineligible for citizenship.Senators John McCain and Chris Coons also proposed a bill. This one offers DACA recipients a path to citizenship while also authorizing a study on the needs of border enforcement and increasing resources for immigration courts.McConnell has said the first bill to reach 60 votes wins– it will then need to be reconciled with a House version before it can be sent to the president for his signature; however, Trump aides have told reporters the president won’t sign anything that doesn’t address his desired framework which could influence some congress members votes.This debate started months ago when Trump announced in September he was ending the DACA program. The move then was also met with protests on TCU’s campus when Guardiola organized a “Defend DACA” rally. DACA was first implemented in 2012 by then-president Barack Obama through executive action. The program offered immigrants who meet certain eligibility requirements, known as DREAMERS, to receive a renewable two-year deferral for deportation consideration, as well as work permits.To be eligible, individuals need to meet each of the following requirements:Must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012Must have been brought to the U.S. Before age 16 and residing here continuously sinceMust have completed or be currently enrolled in school or be a member of the Coast Guard or the armed forcesMust have never been convicted of a felony or significant misdemeanor.Shane Battis and Paris Jones contributed to this report. Facebook Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ printChancellor Victor Boschini said he would “absolutely” not release a proactive statement in support of immigrant students and students who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.A group of students, alumni, faculty and community members requested the statement from Boschini following a “Clean DREAM Act now” rally Wednesday afternoon.Boschini told the group he would not make a statement because the undocumented and immigrant students he talked to do not want him to. He said those students appreciated him not drawing attention to them and that they would tell people that Boschini is making them feel safe.“I stand on my record,” Boschini told the group.In an interview afterward, he said: “They’re trying to paint me like I don’t care about these kids, but I do. Talk to anybody who works with me. I just think the way I accomplish it is different from the way they want it accomplished. Of course, I think my way’s right and they think their way’s right. It’s hard.”The activists wanted Boschini to answer four questions, according to the letter they delivered to his office:What concrete proposals will TCU enact to protect undocumented members of our community from deportation?Will TCU use its extensive lobbying power to fight for the rights of undocumented students and community members, by supporting a clean DREAM Act?How can TCU claim to protect undocumented immigrants when Charlie Geren, an anti-immigrant legislator, sits on our Board of Trustees?Will TCU leaders urge U.S. Representative Kay Granger to meet with immigrant rights activists like United Fort Worth? WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Facebook Twitter Linkedin What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Previous articleConservative personality Steven Crowder sparks ‘male privilege’ debateNext articlePolitiTalk: Russia indictment, gun control, Romney for senate Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/
Facebook Linkedin TCU News Now 3/3/2021 Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Marissa Stacy TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sean and Catherine Lowe share a story with the audience about their time on the show and how they managed to stay together. Photo courtesy: Kelcee Harwood Twitter ReddIt Marissa Stacy is a journalism major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Marissa enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends and finding great places to eat around Fort Worth. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer + posts Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ ReddIt Facebook Previous articleThe race for the U.S. Senate has voters on close watchNext articleRegistered voters can soon cast their ballots Marissa Stacy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Student body officer candidates talk campus issues in first-ever live debate Linkedin Twitter Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Honeycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spot COVID-19 vaccination site at TCU opens for second weekend Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ printOne of the successful couples from the reality show “The Bachelor” spoke to students about their time on the show and life after it ended.TheEnd brought Sean and Catherine Lowe, who have been married for four years, to speak during Live Free Weekend, where students were encouraged to take a 72-hour pledge to forgo drugs and alcohol.Sean had two pieces of advice for the crowd of college students: enjoy the experience and don’t slack off in class.The couple met on season 17 of “The Bachelor”, which premiered Jan. 7, 2013.“I was excited because this was one of the first seasons that I watched of ‘The Bachelor’ and I thought it was really entertaining,” said Kip Ambrose, a sophomore business major. “It was cool to hear about behind the scenes stuff and what we don’t see on TV.”Since their season, the Lowes have stayed pretty busy by starting three companies and raising two sons.“We are going to have some more [kids],” Sean said. “We know we want to adopt and then Catherine has been kind of putting the idea out there that she would also like to try to have a girl.”Sean and Catherine Lowe laugh while reminiscing on their time on the Bachelor. Photo courtesy: Kelcee Harwood.Sean’s education at Kansas State University and what he accredits as his entrepreneurial mindset has helped him and Catherine launch three businesses after the show. They have started Home by Sean and Catherine Lowe, Loco, Catherine’s personal luxury stationery brand, and a dating app.
Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Grace is a senior journalism major and minor in business. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and loves to spend time in the sunshine with her friends. She can’t start her day without a cup of coffee and when she’s not in the media lab you can find her exploring hidden gems in Fort Worth. Building sustainability together TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThe goal of TCU’s first-year experience is simple: to make sure incoming students feel at home and find their way. For Trung Nguyen, assistant dean of TCU’s Student Development Services, assuring this for the maximum number of students is personal; his first semester of college was one of trial and error as he struggled to balance schoolwork and student activities.An immigrant from Vietnam and a first-generation college student, Nguyen and his parents were unaware of American college rituals. They had gone with his older brother, Don, to his college orientation and move-in a few years earlie, so felt it unnecessary to join Trung.He drove an hour from home, by himself, to move in at State University of New York at Oswego. That day, he waited for a roommate who never showed up. Classes hadn’t even started and Trung was already wondering if he had made the right choice.“It was something that will always help me resonate with the work I do here with students,” Nguyen said. “I don’t want to ever have a student sitting in a room alone their first night of college ever doubting themselves again.”Trung Nguyenhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BWJC-jKlYlE/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkThis experienced shaped Nguyen, as students on campus know he has a heart for the underdog.“Trung treats you as an equal, even though he’s way above us,” Frog Camp Director Canali Miller said. “He talks to you like he believes in you.”Calling for help Despite Trung’s rocky first semester, he graduated on time. Photo courtesy of Trung NguyenTrung’s first months in college were rough as he struggled socially and academically.By the time he turned to his hall director and resident assistant for help, he had lost his scholarship and it was only the end of his first semester. “It’s hard to ask for help when you don’t even realize that you had a deficit,” he said. “My whole first year of college was such a huge learning process that it led me to be interested in focusing on the first-year experience to set students up for success for the next three years.”Nguyen credits his success to his mentors and staff who encouraged him to become more involved in student affairs as an RA, orientation leader and in student government.All of these experiences taught him responsibility and the value of leadership, he said. He uses his first-year experience to teach students that they are going to face crisis, challenges and obstacles in life. He wants them to be prepared to deal with problems. “You control how you respond,” Nguyen said. “If you allow the obstacles and challenges in your life to dictate how you live, you give control to those external forces that impact you. Identify what your goal is and then break it down into smaller tangible things to take advantage of all of your opportunities.”But first-year students aren’t the only ones who look to Trung for guidance. His colleagues in Student Development Services have also turned to him when they face difficult situations. “Trung is never one to tell you exactly what to do,” said graduate assistant Briana Denham. “He guides you to think about the best decision and what you yourself feels is the right thing to do.”Finding your passionDuring his final RA training as a senior, his hall director asked, “What are you doing when you graduate?”Cellini and Trung talk weekly, catching each other up on their personal and professional lives. Photo courtesy of Trung Nguyen. He and Todd Cellini, who was 24 at the time, had become friends through work and over games of racquetball. “I was 23 at the time and our closeness in age and common interest in sports and shows connected us,” Nguyen said. “We still talk weekly.”As a public justice major and forensic science minor, Nguyen was leaning toward law school or law enforcement, but Cellini saw something else. “Trung was somebody who was more mature than the average senior,” said Cellini, chief academic and operations officer at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. “He was sponging for knowledge and kept asking the ‘why’ questions behind things.”Cellini knew Nguyen was a natural for higher education. He began introducing Nguyen to people through conferences and meetings.“Over our 18 years of friendship, I’ve watched Trung’s versatility transcend and articulate to stakeholders ranging between an upset parent to the chancellor,” Cellini said. “You have to be student-centered, and there’s no one more student-centered than Trung.”Value of investment Trung earned a master’s degree in higher education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, he spent six years developing first-year experience programs for small colleges in New England. A craving for school spirit and competitive athletics drove Nguyen to search for new opportunities outside of the Northeast. In 2012, he took a leap of faith and came to TCU.Student Development Services welcomed Nguyen to TCU as the assistant director of the First-Year Experience and placed him in charge of Frog Camp. He has spent the last seven years giving his time and services to the students, faculty and staff at TCU. Through his various transitions as assistant director of the First-Year Experience, director of First-Year Experience, to his current position as assistant dean of Student Development Services, Nguyen says the students are at his core. “The highlight of my job is the one-on-one conversations I get to have with students. It’s what keeps me grounded and gives me energy and focus on long days.”Trung NguyenNguyen focuses on working with students, getting to know who they are and what they want to do with their life so he can connect them with the right tools on campus to help them get interviews, internships or outside resources.“It only takes two seconds for a college student to change their whole life trajectory and all it takes is asking them the right question,” Nguyen said. “I want to know more about students, where they came from, what inspires them. The greatest gift I can give them is my time.”Nguyen is proud of TCU’s investment in the student experience and thankful to be a part of a university that places emphasis and priority on making sure the students’ experience outside of the classroom is at the same caliber as their educational experience inside of the classroom. “I think at the end of the day that’s why I work in student affairs because I want to be a part of a student’s journey through these four years.” Linkedin Facebook Previous articleProtected: The Greens of Colonial Country ClubNext articleWhat’s included in first-year dorm rooms Grace Toups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grace Toups Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ ReddIt Facebook Water line breaks affect Moudy for third time this year Linkedin Twitter Marathon runner persists after being mauled by a pit bull Instagram user threatens Fort Worth on Easter Sunday + posts ReddIt Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025
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Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleHoroscope: January 21, 2021Next articleHoroscope: January 22, 2021 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall printA federal lawsuit will move forward on claims that minority students face higher risks of discrimination and that university officials responded to discrimination allegations with “deliberate indifference.” However, many of the claims in the Jane Doe discrimination suit have been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn issued a series of rulings earlier this month throwing out some of the claims and telling the young women who brought the suit they can no longer remain anonymous. Lynn dismissed all of the claims made on behalf of Jane Doe’s No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 against five of the lawsuit’s eight defendants: Russell Mack, an instructor of strategic communication; Dr. Rob Garnett, the associate dean of the John V. Roach Honors College; Aaron Chimbel, a former journalism professor at TCU; Leigh Holland, a Title IX investigator; and Dr. Darron Turner, TCU’s former chief inclusion officer and Title IX coordinator.Dr. Darron Turner’s retirement was announced this week by Chancellor Boschini. (Sam Bruton) Chancellor Victor Boschini announced in an email to students and faculty Thursday that Turner recently decided to retire from his position. Aisha Torrey-Sawyer, director of diversity and inclusion, will serve as the interim senior advisor to the chancellor and chief inclusion officer. A search committee will be formed to find a permanent replacement. Lynn also dismissed most of the claims against TCU and former Honors Dean Diane Snow. TCU issued a statement to TCU360 on the rulings:“TCU does not comment on specific allegations in pending litigation beyond the papers we file in court. Consistent with that practice, we can say that we respect the court’s carefully considered decisions that dismissed many of the claims and most of the individual defendants.”Lawyers for the women did not respond to calls for comment.The initial lawsuit, filed in January of 2020, accused Snow of verbally and physically abusing Jane Doe No.1 during a summer course in Washington D.C. It also claimed that TCU created an environment of hostility and discrimination toward minority students. Diane Snow, dean of the Honors College, is accused of verbally and physically assaulting a student.The claim that Snow assaulted Jane Doe No. 1 in D.C. was not dismissed. Jane Doe’s No. 2 and 3 joined the lawsuit in April of 2020. TCU filed a motion to dismiss the suit in May, saying that the plaintiffs did not show how any alleged discrimination caused them to be deprived of educational or other benefits. Lynn severed the claim of assault against retired Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts Andrew Schoolmaster from the lawsuit. The claim will be heard separately from the lawsuit. Lynn dismissed all but one of the claims with prejudice, which means that they cannot be brought back to the court. In ruling that the young women must identify themselves to continue the case, Lynn wrote: “. . .Plaintiffs have not demonstrated that the need for anonymity outweighs the presumption of openness mandated by procedural custom and constitutional considerations.” All three women made similar claims of discrimination by TCU and university officials.The women made most of the allegations under Title VI and IX – federal statutes that protect against discrimination on the basis of race and sex respectively. Lynn outlined the two main “avenues” on which Title VI and IX violations are based – official policies of discrimination and deliberate indifference towards alleged discrimination. The suit claimed both.Official policy theory Lynn ruled that the women’s claims were “sufficient” to allege that TCU has an official policy of discrimination. “The Court finds that these allegations, construed as true at this stage, are sufficient to allege that TCU’s policy or custom of inadequately handling reports of race and gender discrimination constitutes an official policy of discrimination that created a heightened risk of discrimination for Plaintiffs,” she wrote. The court will consider the question of whether TCU has an actual policy of discrimination at a later stage of the suit. Deliberate indifference Lynn addressed each woman’s claim of discrimination with deliberate indifference. She dismissed the Title VI and IX claims made by Jane Doe No. 2 and Jane Doe No. 3. Lynn ruled Jane Doe No. 2 failed to present specific facts that proved discrimination based on her race or gender. She also ruled that Schoolmaster’s conduct toward Jane Doe No. 2 was not pervasive. She found that TCU’s handling of Jane Doe No. 2’s reporting of Schoolmaster’s harassment “do not show that TCU acted with deliberate indifference,” towards her allegations. Lynn agreed with TCU that Jane Doe No. 3 did not plead that “she was treated differently from similarly situated students in her protected class.” In the case of Jane Doe No. 1, Lynn ruled that the alleged facts are enough to show that a TCU official responded to discrimination allegations with deliberate indifference. Specifically, the judge mentioned the contention that Turner did not follow up on Jane Doe No. 1’s complaints until after this lawsuit was filed. Lynn also concluded that Jane Doe No. 1 pled sufficiently that she was treated differently from students in her protected class and intentionally discriminated against. The judge cited the treatment of Jane Doe No. 1’s “white counterparts” on the D.C. trip as support for her decision.Hostile environment claim upheld for Jane Doe No. 3While Lynn dismissed Jane Doe No. 3’s Title VI and IX claims based on deliberate indifference, she upheld the woman’s Title VI claim based on the hostile environment theory. Lynn wrote that the allegations of harassment based on Jane Doe No. 3’s race were so “severe, pervasive and objectively offensive,” that she was deprived of educational benefits. The judge also cited allegations that Turner had knowledge of the discrimination occurring and acted with indifference as evidence that Jane Doe No. 3 was in a hostile environment. Title IX claims that Jane Doe No. 3 faced pervasive harassment based on her sex were dismissed. More Title VI, VII, and IX claims upheld for Jane Doe No. 1Lynn ruled that the facts presented by Jane Doe No. 1 were sufficient to claim discrimination under Title VI and IX. Jane Doe No. 1’s suit claimed she was deprived of educational benefits and retaliated against because of her alleged discrimination complaints to the university. Further, her claims of employment discrimination under Title VII were also upheld because of the alleged fact that TCU failed to “pay her an hourly compensation that was equal to that of her similarly situated white female counterparts because of her race.” The court also found Jane Doe No. 1’s retaliation claim under Title VII sufficient, because of the alleged fact that her work hours were reduced after she made a discrimination complaint to Turner. Jane Doe No. 1’s claim that she was discriminated against because of her claimed disability of asthma was dismissed by Lynn. “Her allegations are not sufficient to establish that Jane Doe No. 1 was denied benefits of the DC program, or any other benefit offered by TCU, due to her asthma,” the ruling stated. Legal duty of care claims dismissed All of the negligence claims made by the plaintiffs against TCU and other defendants were dismissed by Lynn.The judge cited a Texas law precedent that plaintiffs must “produce evidence of a legal duty owed by the defendant to the plaintiff, a breach of that duty and damages proximately caused by that breach.” Lynn was not convinced that TCU or defendants like Turner and Holland owed the plaintiffs a legal duty. Thus, the claims of negligence were dismissed. She also used this reasoning to throw out claims that TCU was negligent in its hiring and retention of the defendants. “Jane Doe No. 1 does not allege specific facts that any of TCU’s hiring, retaining, supervising or training practices are inadequate or that TCU acted negligently with respect to hiring Dr. Snow, Dr. Gooding, Dr. Garnett, Dr. Turner or Ms. Holland in light of Jane Doe No. 1’s alleged injuries,” Lynn wrote. DEI misrepresentation claim dismissed Lynn dismissed a claim that TCU misrepresented its environment and academic experience through its Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) campaign. Jane Doe No. 1 alleged that the misrepresentations aimed to “induce racial minorities and women to enroll in TCU despite its hateful legacy,” and should be considered an act of fraud. Lynn wrote that the DEI campaign and the statements it promoted about the university did not amount to “material misrepresentations” that can form the basis of a fraud claim. 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Last week’s murder of a journalist in the southwestern state of Guerrero raises many questions about the protection of media personnel in Mexico. The journalist, Cecilio Pineda Birto, had been given official protection but it was withdrawn in October for reasons that Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards as unacceptable. March 9, 2017 Mexico: reporter’s murder revives debate about effectiveness of protection Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more News MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionViolenceFreedom of expression April 28, 2021 Find out more Aged 39, Cecilio Pineda Birto was gunned down in cold blood on 2 March in Ciudad Altamirano, in Guerrero’s Tierra Caliente region. The editor of La Voz de la Tierra Caliente, a local newspaper, and a crime reporter for the El Universal and El Debate dailies, he was known for being outspoken and criticizing local corruption, and had been the target of threats and murder attempts in recent years. After escaping at attack in 2015, Pineda filed a complaint with the Guerrero state prosecutor’s office. His case was passed to the Federal Mechanism for Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, which advised him to move to a new location to avoid further danger. Pineda rejected the proposal, mainly on health grounds. Following an initial risk evaluation, the Federal Mechanism again suggested in January 2016 that he should leave his hometown and go to a refuge. Yet again, Pineda could not bring himself to take this step, so it was decided instead to establish a routine of regular visits to his home by the Guerrero police. This was completely inadequate and ineffective, according to Israel Flores of the National Press Workers Union (SNTP). “The police just got Cecilio to sign the document showing that they had visited his home and then they continued on their way,” he told RSF. In a second risk assessment in October 2016, the Federal Mechanism decided that the level of risk was no longer sufficient to justify further protection. It therefore withdrew protection from Pineda and closed the case. In a statement released a few hours after Pineda’s execution-style murder, the Federal Mechanism said his protection was withdrawn because he refused to relocate. But the law under which the Federal Mechanism was created and the Federal Mechanism’s own regulations make no provision for withdrawing protection and closing a case in the event of such a refusal. “The local and federal authorities were aware of the level of risk to which Cecilio Pineda was exposed but neither were able to provide him with effective protection,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “This case illustrates the crying need for a complete overhaul of the process of assessing risks and supervising the measures envisaged by the Federal Mechanism for Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in order to avoid a recurrence of this kind of tragedy.” Pineda’s fellow journalists and family are convinced that he was murdered because of his work. A few hours before being gunned down, he retransmitted a video live on his Facebook page in which he accused the Tierra Caliente authorities of being linked to a local drug baron known as El Tequilero. A week has gone by since his death, but the police and judicial investigators have not yet developed any hypothesis about the identity of his murderers or their motive. Newspaper reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas was gunned down in Tierra Blanca, in the eastern state of Veracruz, in July 2016 despite being under Veracruz state protection at the time. In a report published on 2 February, entitled “Veracruz: journalists and the state of fear,” RSF provides a detailed examination of the flaws in Mexico’s mechanisms for protecting journalists in danger, and offers recommendations for improving the situation.Mexico is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionViolenceFreedom of expression News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go further Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News
An Internet banner has been produced for the Handbook’s publication. It can be downloaded here : September 22, 2005 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Create your own blog, remain anonymous and get round censorship! See the HandbookBlogs get people excited. Or else they disturb and worry them. Some people distrust them. Others see them as the vanguard of a new information revolution. Because they allow and encourage ordinary people to speak up, they’re tremendous tools of freedom of expression.Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure. Only they provide independent news, at the risk of displeasing the government and sometimes courting arrest.Reporters Without Borders has produced this handbook to help them, with handy tips and technical advice on how to remain anonymous and to get round censorship, by choosing the most suitable method for each situation. It also explains how to set up and make the most of a blog, to publicise it (getting it picked up efficiently by search-engines) and to establish its credibility through observing basic ethical and journalistic principles.Many Internet experts helped produce this manual, including US journalist Dan Gillmor, Canadian specialist in Internet censorship Nart Villeneuve, US blogger Jay Rosen and other bloggers from all over the world.The Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-dissidents will be on sale in bookshops from 22 September for €10. It can also be downloaded in five languages (English, French, Chinese, Arabic and Persian) from the Reporters Without Borders website: www.rsf.org. Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today publishes a Handbook for Bloggers andCyber-Dissidents (in English, French, Chinese, Arabic and Persian), inwhich experts and bloggers from all over the world advise Internet users,especially those in repressive countries, how to set up their own blogs andget them known, while preserving their personal anonymity. The banner of the Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-dissidents News
to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders reiterates its request to Taberannang Timeon, the Kiribati minister for communications, transport, tourism and industrial development, to grant a publication licence to the newspaper Kiribati Independent under the Newspaper Registration Act (1989).“A registration application was submitted by the Kiribati Independent in December 2011 – why is it still under consideration?” the press freedom organization asked.“This silence, accompanied by two ministerial orders issued to the newspaper to cease publication, constitutes a major obstacle to its work. The letter we wrote to Taberannang Timeon on 25 May (see below) has remained unanswered. The minister must grant the application by the Kiribati Independent as quickly as possible or explain why the application process is taking so long.“A recent visit by the police to the newspaper’s offices would appear to be a clear indication of deliberate harassment.” After checking with his lawyer, the newspaper’s editor and publisher Taberannang Korauaba continued operating but consequently received two orders from the communications ministry to cease publication. The paper resumed publishing on 1 June, followed by the police visit to the editorial offices on 19 June.Pacific Scoop, a website run by the Pacific Media Centre, today quoted Korauaba as telling the watchdog Pacific Media Watch on 6 June: “Our lawyer has responded to the Communications Ministry advising them that Kiribati Independent is not in breach of the law and if they believe so they must proceed with prosecuting the publisher.”___________________25/05/2012 – Letter to the Minister for Communications, Transport, Tourism and Industrial Development of the Republic of Kiribati, M Taberannang Timeon For the attention of Taberannang Timeon,Minister for Communications, Transport, Tourism and Industrial Development, Republic of KiribatiSubject: Letter from Reporters Without Borders to Taberannang Timeon Receive email alerts News News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific June 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper still awaiting publication licence after five months Asia – Pacific News Asia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that campaigns for freedom of information, seeks your response to the registration application by the Kiribati Independent under the Newspaper Registration Act (1988).Five months after the application was submitted, the matter is still under consideration. Taberannang Korauaba, the Kiribati Independent’s publisher and editor, and the printing firm Maria Printers, presented affidavits on 2 April identifying them as publisher and printer of the newspaper. The publisher and printer previously provided documents, in December 2011, when the newspaper first began publication.KI staff have told us, however, that they were forced to shut down in March as a result of an order from your ministry to cease publication until registration was completed. On 18 May, your office extended the ban without giving any reason for the delay in processing the application.Although the law does not specify a time limit, five months strikes us as an unusually long wait and amounts to a significant impediment to the newspaper’s activities.Your spokesman Ruatu Titaake, in his instructions on 18 May, cited the NewspaperRegistration Act as justification, saying the presentation of affidavits did not give the newspaper the right to publish.However, Taberannang Korauaba believes that, now that the affidavits have been submitted, the newspaper has the right to continue publishing pending registration. Mr. Korauaba followed the same procedure previously when he launched another publication — the community newspaper Tematairiki — without encountering any such difficulties.According to Professor David Robie, head of the Pacific Media Centre, other publications have been allowed to publish once their affidavits have been presented. This selective application of the laws appears to bear out Mr. Korauaba’s fears that the real reason behind the order to halt publication and the delay in registration is a desire to muzzle the KI at its birth.In March, the newspaper published a series of articles criticizing the government, which led to threats of legal action by President Anote Tong. We hope that there is no link between the content of these articles and the problems encountered by the KI in its registration application.In these confusing circumstances, we hereby request that you provide a clear response to the Kiribati Independent and grant its registration application as soon as possible. In addition, we respectfully ask you to clarify the scope of the Newspaper Registration Act and how it is applied.We hope that you will give this important matter your full consideration and we anticipate a positive response.Yours sincerely,Olivier Basille Director General of Reporters Without Borders June 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en
KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia September 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister’s announcement could augur drastic increase in censorship January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed by Kazakh information minister Darkhan Mynbai’s announcement of measures designed to drastically restrict the flow of information in emergencies.”The information minister is proposing nothing less than to strictly censor coverage of the most dramatic events,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to abandon this project, which is extremely dangerous for the Kazakh public’s right to information. “Controlling the flow of news and information is not the way to end rumours – quite the opposite. The way to stop rumours is for the government itself to provide information in a timely and responsible manner and to be as transparent as possible.”Kazakhstan already has laws that protect national security and punish inciting violence and hate. What is this proposal’s real aim? The government must not use disinformation as a pretext for imposing a news blackout on sensitive events. The news blackout imposed on last December’s riots in the western city of Zhanaozen unfortunately already showed the regime’s predisposition.”The information minister unveiled his plans during an 11 September cabinet discussion of ways to improve the public alert system in emergencies. In former Soviet countries, all exceptional events threatening public safety, including natural disasters, transport accidents and terrorist acts, are designated as “emergency situations” that are handled by a “minister for emergency situations.”Although the cabinet’s discussion was initially about natural disasters, the scope of the information minister’s announcement was much broader.”In emergency situations, we will reach an agreement with the management of the state media to prevent the dissemination of non-official information or alternative interpretations to those provided by the official information sources,” Mynbai said. “Questioning the veracity of (official) information or the spokesperson’s competence (…) criticizing the actions undertaken by the authorities (…) and inciting citizens to act in one way or another” will be forbidden in “all the media – TV, print media and Internet.” Similar agreements would also be reached with the privately-owned media, he said.Officially, the goal is to “cut short rumours” and “provide better information to the public.” The government has announced an overhaul of the public alert system by 2015 that will include having a pool of journalists in constant contact with the ministry for emergency situations.Much of the population of Almaty, the business capital, was gripped by panic in May 2011 when rumours of earthquakes 75 km outside the city circulated on social networks. Local media pointed out that the government’s silence only encouraged the rumours.Traditionally regarded as a pillar of stability in the region, Kazakhstan has for more than a year been confronting unprecedented challenges in the form of violent labour unrest and terrorist attacks that have shaken its image.Many union leaders and government opponents are currently on trial for their alleged involvement in the Zhanaozen riots, which were crushed with a great of bloodshed. At the time, the region was cut off from the outside world. Telecommunications were suspended, journalists were banned from going to Zhanaozen and Twitter was blocked throughout the country. Since then, harassment of independent media has been on the increase.Kazakhstan is ranked 154th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and was placed “under surveillance” by Reporters Without Borders in March 2011 because of the increasing use of cyber-censorship. February 5, 2021 Find out more News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts Organisation News News (Picture: pm.kz) Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Help by sharing this information News October 30, 2020 Find out more Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her
BoliviaAmericas November 18, 2016 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile News “We add our protest to that of the Association of La Paz journalists (APLP) against these unacceptable acts of vandalism which interrupted programmes on Patria Nueva and Canal 7 Televisión Bolivia”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Whether a media is publicly or privately-owned, is pro-government or pro-opposition, it should not have to pay the price of political score-settling, particularly when it turns violent. We hope that an investigation will quickly find out who was responsible for these attacks, which are also an assault on pluralism of opinion. “In this politically-charged climate we urge all organisations of every tendency to respect the work of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders concluded.The post of prefect had been vacant since the resignation in November of David Sánchez, supporter of a government faced with strong local demands for autonomy. Ariel Iriarte has been appointed provisionally ahead of elections due on 29 June 2008.Political instability in the country, worsened by deep divisions over the constitutional process, was behind numerous attacks on the media in 2007, particularly in departments governed by the opposition. News Vandalism by rioters against state-owned radio Patria Nueva and Canal 7 Televisión Bolivia took both media off air on 25 March. The radio is broadcasting again but the television remains blacked out. Reporters Without Borders called for a rapid investigation. News Help by sharing this information to go further June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Reporters Without Borders today condemned attacks by gangs of hooded rioters who stoned the premises of public radio Patria Nueva and Canal 7 Televisión Bolivia in the country’s constitutional capital, Sucre on 25 March.The two media were targeted by demonstrators opposed to President Evo Morales, protesting at the recent appointment by the La Paz government of interim prefect, Ariel Iriarte, to the department of Chuquisaca, southern Bolivia.Some 150 youths, most of them hooded, hurled sticks of dynamite at the Prefecture building, vandalised offices and threatening officials, before turning their violence against Patria Nueva and Canal 7 Televisión Bolivia, which they accuse of campaigning for a new constitution and against the region’s claim for autonomy.Government head of communications, Gastón Nuñez, told Agence France-Presse that Patria Nueva had been able to resume broadcasting unlike Canal 7 Televisión Bolivia, which is still off air because of serious damage to broadcast equipment. News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment March 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Anger as rioters stone studios of public TV and radio stations during a demonstration in Sucre February 1, 2018 Find out more Follow the news on Bolivia BoliviaAmericas
News August 16, 2019 Media pluralism – collateral victim of the crisis in Indian-held Kashmir News Media outlets equipped with satellite uplinks are the only ones that have been able to broadcast from Kashmir. The BBC and Al Jazeera, for example, were able to transmit some video footage of a street demonstration in Srinagar on 9 August at which shotgun pellets or live rounds were apparently fired to disperse the protesters. Ban calls News Help by sharing this information The government has meanwhile organized “Potemkin village” tours, in some cases even chartering helicopters, for media outlets towing the government line, which boils down to “All is well.” India’s leading news agency, ANI, published a photo of Eid celebrations on 12 August that was supposedly taken in Srinagar but Agence France-Presse fact-checker Uzair Hasan Rizvi discovered that it was in fact taken in the city of Jammu which, unlike Srinagar, has just a small Muslim community, “Government ancillaries” “We call on Narendra Modi’s government to immediately lift all restrictions on the flow of independent news and information in Kashmir,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Organisation India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media April 27, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. New Delhi’s government imposed a curfew in Jammu and Kashmir after revoking region’s autonomy (Photo: Tauseef Mustafa / AFP). India Today’s Srinagar correspondent, Shuja ul-Haq, quoted fellow journalists as saying it was impossible to work. “Journalists are outcast these days,” he said. “If you show your ID card, you will be busted, you will become a victim.” India’s home affairs ministry lost no time in denouncing this footage as “completely fabricated and incorrect.” RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 “There is a clear division between ‘pro-state’ and ‘anti-state’ media in India now,” said a Delhi-based journalist with an English-language daily who was among the first to report on the ground. “With Kashmir, this division is beginning to show,” he said, asking not to be identified. “This marks the beginning of the process of turning the media into an ancillary of the state.” As a result, independent news reporting from Kashmir is almost non-existent. What little has emerged has been provided by a handful of courageous reporters, as the journalist Sameer Yasir explained in the New York Times earlier this week. The authorities in New Delhi are doing everything possible to ensure that only the government’s version is heard. The English- and Urdu-language independent daily Greater Kashmir has been silenced, as have its journalists. One of its reporters, Irfan Malik, was arrested by soldiers at home on the evening of 14 August, alarming his parents. He is the first journalist to be detained since article 370’s repeal. News Eight million people have been completely cut off from the outside world for the past ten days in Indian-administered Kashmir, because all forms of communication have been disconnected, including mobile phone networks, landlines, TV and Internet. Insidious pressure In the Kashmiri capital, Srinagar, the few newspapers that are managing to publish are producing just four-page issues or sometimes just a single sheet printed front and back. Returning from the Kashmir Valley yesterday, Reuters New Delhi correspondent Devjot Ghoshal tweeted: “Only five newspapers out of the 174 dailies in the Valley were publishing.” “I tried to get information from the foreign ministry because the rules about the OCI card are very vague,” he told RSF. “The ministry official told me I shouldn’t go there because that would put me in a ‘very uncomfortable situation.’ In essence, I was given to understand that if I went there, I could lose my job, my house and even my wife.” RSF has learned that several Indian media outlets with a Srinagar bureau have been reduced to giving USB sticks with articles, photos or video to passengers departing from Srinagar airport and asking them to hand the stick over to a representative who will be waiting at the destination airport. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression June 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on India After thorough analysis of the video showed no sign of tampering, the government finally conceded that it had not been faked. Nonetheless, calls for media outlets not following the government’s lead to be “banned” and for their journalists to be targeted have proliferated on many popular media outlets and social networks. A call for NDTV to be banned was India’s most popular Twitter hashtag on 12 August. “By preventing thousands of journalists from doing their job properly, the Indian authorities are violating article 19 of the Indian constitution. Above, all, they are depriving the entire Indian population of a plurality of views that is essential for a democracy to function properly.” Foreign reporters are kept out of this information warfare. In normal times, India-based foreign correspondents must get a special permit to visit Jammu and Kashmir, a permit that can be refused on entirely arbitrary grounds. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a New Delhi-based German reporter told RSF it was impossible to go there now. “It seems like India doesn’t want the world to know what’s happening inside Kashmir,” he said. March 3, 2021 Find out more Single-sheet newspapers As India celebrates its Independence Day amid a surge in political tension, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the relentless information warfare that Prime Minister Narendra Modi began waging ten days ago by severing all communication in the Kashmir Valley. to go further The pressures on journalists trying to do independent reporting can be very insidious. Because he is married to an Indian citizen, Emmanuel Derville, a New Delhi-based French journalist who reports for Le Figaro and La Tribune de Genève, has an “Overseas Citizen of India” card that would normally allow him to visit Kashmir without a permit. Receive email alerts IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression
Organisation June 11, 2019 Find out more Another journalist murdered in Haiti News RSF_en Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Help by sharing this information HaïtiAmericas News Follow the news on Haïti Receive email alerts November 14, 2019 Find out more The National Human Rights Defence Network (RNDDH) has alleged that François “Bibi” Daniel, a former gang leader in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Solino, was involved in the murder of Jacques Roche, the Le Matin culture section editor who was kidnapped on 10 July 2005 and was found dead four days later.Bibi and two other gang members went to the National Commission for Disarmament, Dismantling and Reintegration on 12 September to hand in firearms, demanding in exchange that the judicial authorities withdraw proceedings against them in a number of murder cases. Bibi did not however surrender all of his weapons, reports said.___________________________________________________________13.07.06 – No sign of justice a year after journalist Jacques Roche was murderedA year after Le Matin journalist Jacques Roche was kidnapped in Port-au-Prince on 10 July 2005 and was found dead four days later, Reporters Without Borders voiced anger and bitterness today that the investigation has ground to a halt and the suspects who were arrested have not been brought to trial.“Roche’s death showed to what degree the militias in the pay of the former regime of Jean-Bertrand Aristide were not disarmed after Aristide’s fall in February 2004,” the press freedom organisation said. “The trauma caused by this murder will never be overcome as long as it remains unpunished. And what is worse, one of the presumed killers was freed without explanation.”Reporters Without Borders added: “At a time when Haiti is trying to return to the road of peace and democratic stability, one of the new government’s priorities should to provide resources to the judicial system.”A book reviewer, Creole-language poet and editor of the Le Matin’s arts and culture pages, Roche was abducted as he was driving in the Nazon district of Port-au-Prince. His kidnappers initially threatened to kill him if they were not paid 250,000 dollars, but later agreed to reduce their ransom demand.His body was found handcuffed to a chair on a street in the capital on 14 July 2005. He had been tortured and shot. His sudden murder while negotiations were still under way between the kidnappers and his family cast doubt on the assumption that he had been abducted just for ransom. Sources close to the case told Reporters Without Borders at the time that Roche had almost certainly been handed over to a different gang, one with political motives.The judicial police detained Father Gérard Jean-Juste, Aristide’s “spiritual adviser,” on 22 July 2005, a day after he attended Roche’s funeral, triggering an uproar among all the mourners, who suspected him of being linked to Roche’s death. He was later freed on health grounds and allowed to travel to the United States for treatment. He is still there. Officially he still faces investigation by the Haitian judicial authorities in connection with both this case and a theft of firearms from the national palace.Roger Etienne was arrested on 18 August 2005 on suspicion of being one of Roche’s kidnappers. Yolène Gilles of the National Human Rights Defence Network (RNDDH) has confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that he is still being held at the national penitentiary. Two other suspects, known simply as “Mentor” and “Edgard,” were arrested at the same time and placed in custody. None of these men has appeared in court. Meanwhile, the investigating judge in charge of the case – who is also in charge of the case of Radio Haïti Inter director Jean Dominique, who was murdered in 2000 – is currently said to be “travelling.”Finally Johnny Cicéron was arrested on 14 October 2005 on suspicion of involvement in Roche’s murder. He escaped and was recaptured on 4 May 2006. Then he was released on 22 May 2006 without any explanation. Seventeen other suspected gang leaders were released the same month on the official grounds of “lack of room in the prisons” or “incomplete case file.” News September 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rights group accuses gang leader of involvement in Jacques Roche murder HaïtiAmericas Jacques Roche (photo), the editor of Le Matin’s arts and culture pages, was found dead in Port-au-Prince on 14 July 2004, four days after being abducted. One year on, Reporters Without Borders is angry and bitter that none of his presumed killers has appeared in court and one of them was even released without any explanation. Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti News October 11, 2019 Find out more to go further
Receive email alerts February 23, 2021 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsExiled mediaImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedHostagesFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalists LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsExiled mediaImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedHostagesFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalists The crisis for press freedom in Libya has reached an unprecedented level seven years after the country’s revolution. The open conflict between two rival governments has made journalism extremely dangerous. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the impunity for violence against journalists, who continue to flee abroad. Help by sharing this information The press freedom that began to develop in 2011 has been obliterated since then by political conflict and violence. The state has been torn apart by the power struggle between two rival factions, one in the west and one in the east, a fight that has made journalistic independence impossible and has turned journalists in targets.At least 18 journalists have been killed since the revolution. The two main military factions undermining the state since 2014 are “Al Karama” in Benghazi and “Fajr Libya” in Tripoli. News reporting has become virtually impossible because of the political polarization. Silencing journalists is a permanent goal for the many militias in both factions and their commanders.In these circumstances and given the prevailing impunity for violence, journalists often have no choice but to flee abroad. Libya has been steadily losing its journalists and media outlets. According to RSF’s tally, 67 journalists have fled the country and eight Libyan media outlets are now operating from bases in other Middle Eastern countries.RSF has also registered many cases of disappearances, abduction and torture, especially this year. In most of these cases, the terrorized victims or their families did not want to be identified.Annabaa TV stopped broadcasting on 15 March 2017 when its Tripoli suburb headquarters were set on fire by one of western Libya’s militias. This militia also obtained a list of the TV channel’s employees and posted it online. The publication of the list – giving their full names, the department where they worked and their salaries – triggered a wave online hate comments against the TV channel’s journalists, who were suddenly very exposed.RSF and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) set up a crisis unit with the aim of assisting Annabaa TV’s journalists and, if necessary, helping them to leave Libya to guarantee their safety. Since then, 40 requests for help have been received by the crisis unit, and assistance has been provided to the 13 journalists most in danger, who were able to move to Tunisia and subsequently move again to Turkey to resume working for Annabaa TV after it relocated there.“The situation for journalists and media in Libya is untenable,” RSF said. “The country is haemorrhaging journalists, who prefer to go into exile in order to continue reporting or chose to stop all journalistic activity because it has become too dangerous. Those who decide to stay are trapped and must choose between the rival factions. Media freedom and independence is nonetheless crucial for democracy and the rule of law.”Enthusiasm crushed by instabilityThe months that followed Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow in 2011 saw the emergence of new media that displayed incredible energy and enthusiasm, but the enthusiasm was unable to resist the ensuing political instability and violence. The crimes against press freedom have been ignored and the perpetrators have enjoyed complete impunity.Legislative progress has meanwhile been slow and inadequate. In November 2017, RSF and seven other free speech and press freedom NGOs sent a letter to the Libyan constitution drafting committee calling for amendments to the draft constitution so as to bring it into line with international standards for protecting free speech and press freedom.A constitution that guarantees press freedom, the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and the safety of journalists would sent a powerful message to all those who violate media freedom every day, a message that would help combat the prevailing impunity for crimes of violence against journalists.Libya is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Libya Organisation February 16, 2018 Seven years after its revolution, Libya is losing its journalists RSF_en News News News to go further News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul June 24, 2020 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest December 17, 2019 Find out more
September 7, 2020 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority UkraineEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionInternet News News Follow the news on Ukraine Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the ban imposed on Russian social networks by the Ukrainian authorities last week, calling it a disproportionate measure that seriously undermines the Ukrainian people’s right to information and freedom of expression. March 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further UkraineEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionInternet News SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV February 26, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media May 23, 2017 RSF urges Ukraine to scrap ban on Russian social media sites Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree on Monday last week blocking the social networking sites Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, as well as the email service mail.ru and the search engine Yandex. At least 19 Russian news sites and 13 individual journalists were also on the list of 1,228 people and 468 companies targeted by new sanctions. These included most official Russian news outlets and others sympathetic to Moscow, but also a number of independent stations such as the RBC. The main Ukrainian providers have started blocking access to the sites.“We are aware of the huge security challenges facing the Ukrainian authorities, but these in no way justify censorship of this kind,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Blocking social networks, messaging services and entire news organizations is neither proportionate nor justified in light of the stated aims. With this decree Petro Poroshenko has dealt a serious blow to Ukrainian citizens’ right to information and freedom of expression and has turned his back on his international obligations.” Freedom of expression, guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights — of which Ukraine is a signatory — is a right that can be curbed only by legal, legitimate and necessary restrictions in a democratic society. The Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki networks are among the top 10 most visited sites in Ukraine, together with mail.ru and Yandex, and have respectively 12 million and 5 million users. RSF frequently highlights abuses arising from the information war being fought between Ukraine and Russia. In January this year, the Ukrainian National Radio and TV Council banned the retransmission of the Russian independent TV channel Dozhd. Kiev argued that the ban on the Russian sites was designed to protect the personal data of Ukrainian internet users. The surveillance measures deployed by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) are well documented but RSF notes that the government does not own such personal data and splitting up the Internet into different national segments would not protect it. Moscow used the pretext of avoiding US surveillance in 2014 to justify new legislation requiring companies that process the personal data of Russian citizens should do so only on servers located inside Russia, thereby putting the finishing touch to its own surveillance mechanism. Despite reforms in recent years aimed at making media ownership more transparent, state broadcasters more independent and information more easily available, the control by oligarchs over the news industry, as well as the information war with Russia, put Ukraine in 102nd place in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The parts of eastern Ukraine that are controlled by separatists are no-go areas for freelance and foreign journalists. Crimea, devoid of journalists and news organizations that are critical of the Russian annexation, is turning into a “black hole” for news and information. RSF_en