Enfield Ignatians are spreading their wings and racking up the pointsEmile Hertz spends most of his week putting up the signs on Jamie Oliver’s new restaurants, and he’s pointing the way in his Saturday job too – as coach of Enfield Ignatians.Having steered Old Ashmoleans to several promotions, the South African took charge of Enfield last season and set about swapping their ten-man brand of rugby for a more open and adventurous approach. Getting the squad in for pre-season a month early gave them the fitness base to launch themselves on London Two North-East, a league in which they’ve invariably (and curiously) finished either fifth or eighth over the past seven seasons.Not this time. The young Enfield team – the oldest back is 26 – has taken to the challenge magnificently, recording a club record 14-match unbeaten run and reaching the South-East final of the Intermediate Cup. Promotion, via a play-off, is a realistic target.“I can have ideas but the players are the ones who do it, and they’ve responded with massive energy,” says Hertz, 34. “Against Chelmsford we scored eight tries and they were shared by the wings, full-back and outside-centre.”Canterbury KitbagsWings Tan Mbonu and Dannan O’Meachair head the try list, Tom Price completing a back three arguably without equal in the division. Setting the standards up front are flankers Tom Moore and Richard Laurence, as well as prop Christo Kasabi, ex-Saracens Amateurs and Cyprus’s second most-capped player. Skills coaching has also paid dividends for the side, who draw many of their players from local schools Enfield Grammar and St Ignatius College. Enfield Ignatians are our February Team of the Month and win 22 kitbags from Canterbury. Check out January’s Team of the MonthThis article appeared in the May 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS London pride: Enfield Ignatians are spreading their wings and racking up the points Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS First start: Gavin Henson will make his first appearance in the Aviva Premiership since January 2011by Ben ColesLONDON WELSH have handed a first start to former Wales back Gavin Henson for their clash with Saracens on Sunday.Henson was Welsh’s star signing over the summer following their promotion, but has been sidelined for six weeks with a minor cheekbone fracture picked up in a pre-season friendly against the Scarlets.“I am really looking forward to making my first start for London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday,” said Henson.“Having been given the opportunity by Lyn Jones and the club to play in the Premiership, it was both disappointing and frustrating to pick up an injury against Scarlets in pre-season.“However, the boys have done really well in the first five games and now I just cannot wait to start playing my part with the rest of the team. I am also very excited about playing at the Kassam in front of the London Welsh supporters for the first time RICHMOND, ENGLAND – JULY 10: London Welsh new signing Gavin Henson poses during a photocall at Old Deer Park on July 10, 2012 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) “Saracens are an extremely good side, we know that, but this is a great opportunity both for me and for London Welsh to test ourselves against one of the best teams in the Aviva Premiership.”London Welsh have surprised both fans and pundits with two wins so far this season against Exeter and Sale, whilst they also picked up a bonus point against Gloucester at home last weekend.Fly-half Gordon Ross has been key to their success so far, racking up 53 points including 19 in the win over Sale, meaning that Henson will be under pressure to prove his selection ahead of Ross is the right call. Sunday will also be the first time Henson has played against his old club Saracens since his controversial departure from the club in 2010 after just four appearances. A high profile dispute with Joe Van Niekerk and Matt Henjak at Toulon led to him leaving the club at the end of the season, before he was sacked by Cardiff Blues following an incident on a flight back from Glasgow.With his move to London Welsh seen by many as his last chance, Henson’s every move will be scrutinised on and off the field over the rest of the season as he bids to re-capture the form that saw him win two Grand Slam titles with Wales in 2005 and 2008.
All of which promises to fuel the flames when the two sides clash on Sunday. Boudjellal promises Leicester hell but perhaps the Tigers will be inspired to deliver a heavenly performance.Follow Gavin Mortimer on Twitter @gavinmortimer7 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Informed by Midi Olympique that Leicester coach Richard Cockerill would like to sit down with him at some point prior to the match “in the hope of finding a solution” to the stalled transfer, Boudjellal replied: “I am in Paris all week for professional reasons. And I will be inflexible, I will not pay [Leicester] the slightest centime.”It’s not hard to imagine how Cockerill, privately, at least, will react to Boudjellal’s words. The former England hooker often gives the impression of never being happier when nursing a grievance, and the Toulon president might have been better advised to keep schtum on the transfer until after Sunday’s showdown rather than pumping up Cockerill still further.Here to stay: Wilkinson has extended his contract at ToulonMidi Olympique claims Castrogiovanni is a “collateral victim” of Jonny Wilkinson’s decision to sign on for another season at Toulon, an announcement he made last weekend after months of fevered speculation. It’s said that Wilko has taken a cut in his wages to do so – further enhancing his God-like status in Toulon – but nonetheless he doesn’t come cheap, and even if they wanted to Toulon can no longer afford Castrogiovanni. Toulon’s British fly-half Jonny Wilkinson reacts after the French Top 14 rugby Union match Toulon versus Toulouse on March 2, 2013, at the Mayol stadium, in the French southern city of Toulon. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images) Delayed in transit: Castrogiovanni’s transfer news will add even more spice to Toulon v LeicesterBy Gavin Mortimer COMPARED TO the chill winds that have been blowing through Leicester of late, Toulon on Sunday will feel positively balmy for the English club. Spring has been slow in showing its face even on the Cote D’Azur but temperatures of 15 degrees make a mockery of the sub-zero conditions in England. But the Tigers can expect the mercury to rise on Sunday evening when they emerge at the Stade Mayol to take on Toulon in their eagerly-awaited Heineken Cup quarter-final.Make some noise: Boudjellal wants fans to turn up the heatMourad Boudjellal, the club president who is fiery at the best of times, has called on the Toulon faithful to make an “explosion” of noise so that “England discover the hell of Mayol.” The parochial nature inherent in the French game means most club presidents view the Heineken Cup as less prestigious than the Top 14 – but not Boudjellal. He knows its value, and he is desperate for Toulon to become only the third French club (behind Toulouse and Brive) to win the tournament.But there’s another reason Boudjellal hopes the Tigers roast in Hades on Sunday. According to Monday’s edition of Midi Olympique, the Toulon president is “very irritated” with Leicester over the on-off transfer of Leicester prop Martin Castrogiovanni. The Italian prop was first linked with a move to Toulon before Christmas, and it still seemed a done deal just a few weeks ago, at least for Castrogiovanni who was said to have reached agreement with Boudjellal.But Leicester have allegedly been playing hardball with Toulon over the terms of the transfer. If they’re to see one of the world’s best tightheads walk away they expect something in return. Midi Olympique claims the Tigers have demanded 180,000 euros, of which 60,000 will come from the pocket of Castrogiovanni. The response of Boudjellal? “Leicester are asking for too much money. They have seen Toulon as if it were a piggy bank, certainly to the detriment of the will of their player.” TAGS: Leicester Tigers
Pivotal moment: The ball ricochets from Australia’s prop Greg Holmes, Scotland’s flanker John Hardie, Australia’s scrum half Nick Phipps Still Things to Sort OutLet’s not get too carried away though.There are still glaring holes in the Scottish skillset, the two most obvious being dealing with restarts and driving mauls. Vern Cotter will be plotting how to resolve this before Scotland are battered with lineout drives come February.Without control of the restart, any team can hand back momentum to the opposition instantly after a score, and Scotland have long been guilty of this. Only the TMO spared their blushes on Sunday when an Australian try following a fluffed restart was knocked off for a knock on.Project Players Don’t Look So Bad NowLaidlaw’s kicking and game management were generally very good but after him and a resurgent Richie Gray, WP Nel and John Hardie were arguably the two players of the tournament for Scotland. Alongside his Edinburgh mucker Al Dickinson and Ross Ford, Nel bested pretty much every loosehead prop put in front of him and the Scottish scrum was restored to a weapon rather than an embarrassment.Hardie and Blair Cowan, while never reaching the heights of say Michael Hooper and David Pocock, at least delivered an effective response at the breakdown and in Hardie, Scotland have found a player with a prodigious workrate who will only improve as he settles in at his new club Edinburgh.Prodigious workrate: Scotland’s John HardieThis World Cup Was Still A SuccessAn appearance in the quarter-finals was really the minimum expected of Scotland, but at the same time, for many it was the maximum expected too. No one really gave them a chance against Australia, who were overall favourites in many eyes coming in to the tournament, and remained so – at least until the All Black giant awoke against France on Saturday night.So to run them closer than England and Wales had, and in fact come two minutes away from knocking them out of the tournament, must be viewed as the best possible outcome short of winning the game. By Rory BaldwinDon’t Blame the RefereeReading the emotive views of fans this week, Scottish fans either feel peripheral to Tier One teams and the victims of endless conspiracies emanating from World Rugby HQ designed to keep the elite teams rolling, whilst south of the equator it seems the Scots are in fact getting all the decisions because they are part of the controlling elite conspiring at World Rugby HQ. It’s all very confusing.I don’t like to grumble about referees as I believe that the best teams make their own luck – by fair means or foul. Scotland rode their luck a fair bit with Bernard Foley missing most of his conversions, some scrum calls that could have gone the other way, and of course, three fortuitous tries.I’m a little uneasy that World Rugby have opened up their review to publicly admit Craig Joubert was in the wrong and should have awarded a scrum to Australia instead of the final penalty. Given the ease with which they scored through the phases through the previous 78 minutes, there’s nothing to say the Wallabies wouldn’t have scored again in the remaining two from the set scrum so “we was robbed” is not quite the right attitude to adopt.Don’t blame the ref: Craig Joubert, sprints off the pitch after the final whistle duringIt is a shame that Scotland were on the wrong end of several dubious decisions once again (the Ross Ford/Jonny Gray bans, Sean Maitland’s yellow card, Drew Mitchell’s late hit on Stuart Hogg), and it is a minor disgrace that the referee left the pitch without shaking hands with at least either captain.But it’s also a shame that the pack did not pick a safer lineout call in the rain when all Scotland needed was to retain possession for two more minutes and claim a place in Scottish Rugby history.Attack Attack AttackPete Horne’s stroll through the Australian ruck defence will give (Australian defence coach) Nathan Grey kittens, but is a further example of the sort of heads-up awareness that needs to be a foundation of Scottish play going forward.Scotland looked so much better on Sunday when they were playing to their strengths and getting the big players carrying the ball, punching holes with a fast-paced offloading game, varying the point of attack and trying to get in behind their opponents. This suits the players and brings territory and possession which in turn cough up kickable penalties and opportunities for quick counter attacking tries. It might leave Scotland teams open to counter-attacks in turn, but that’s better than sitting off and letting heavier opponents batter them about.Fast-paced offloading: David Denton of Scotland offloads as he is tackled by Bernard FoleyThis should of course be tempered by the realisation that all of Scotland’s tries against Australia (and at least one against Samoa) were opportunist and they were not as effective at going through the phases to score simple tries as the top teams are.At least there is a blueprint, and Scotland are increasingly sticking to it. Exceeding expectations: Gordon Reid and Mark Bennett applaud the fans following their team’s quarter-final defeat. Photo: Getty imagesThis team now know that they can compete with the very best, which will give them heart for a 2016 Six Nations that should be something of a healing process for Northern Hemisphere rugby.If they can learn enough from this World Cup to start creating their own luck, Scotland should be competing to win it, not fighting to avoid the Wooden Spoon. Scotland went out of the World Cup in heartbreaking fashion but in the cold light of day what did we take from a tournament that left them with encouraging signs LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Ireland’s genius: Sexton has overcome a groin injury to start against Argentina (Photo: Getty Images) Ireland and Argentina will square off at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday in the quarter-finals – but who will emerge victorious to book their place in the last four? By David MarshAfter an impressive 24-9 win over France to finish at the summit of pool D, Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have set up a World Cup quarter-final showdown with Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.However, they paid a heavy price in doing so, with Peter O’Mahony, Paul O’Connell and Jonathan Sexton all forced to retreat from the field of battle with injuries. The two forwards have since been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.Schmidt’s pack was dealt another blow this week when flanker Sean O’Brien was cited for punching Pascal Pape and a one-week ban means he misses out.However, after a frustrating week Ireland will breathe a collective sigh of relief after Sexton was declared fit enough to be named in the starting XV to face the Pumas.Captain down: O’Connell’s World Cup dream was dashed by a hamstring injury (Photo: Getty Images)Although Ireland will be relieved to have avoided New Zealand, they will be under no illusions of the task they face in subduing the tricky Argentinians.The Pumas caught the All Blacks off guard during their first pool fixture and were close to coming away with a famous win. They had the world champions on the rocks and were leading 16-12 just before the hour mark only for tries from Aaron Smith and Sam Cane to spare New Zealand’s blushes by giving them a 26-16 win.Argentina’s threat out wideArgentina breezed through the remainder of the pool stage with comfortable wins over Georgia, Tonga and Namibia, scoring a total of 21 tries to rack up a grand total of 179 points heading into the quarter-finals – making them the highest-scoring team of the tournament.Wingers Santiago Cordero and Juan Imhoff have been in scintillating form, scoring three tries each, and veteran fly-half Nicolas Sanchez‘s personal points tally is a whopping 51.The relatively unknown Cordero was handed the No 14 jersey after Argentina’s first-choice winger Manuel Montero was ruled out with injury before the tournament began.Cordero was playing sevens rugby for Argentina just six months ago, but announced himself on the world stage with two tries in a Man of the Match performance in the 54-9 dismantling of Georgia.Catch me if you can! Cordero scores a 60m solo try against Georgia at Kingsholm (Photo: Getty Images)Forwards battleUp front, Argentina will fancy their chances against an Irish pack that has been dealt a triple whammy in losing O’Connell, O’Mahony and O’Brien – three huge figures for the men in green.Test matches are often won or lost at the breakdown – no one knows that better than the English back row who were outplayed by Australia two weeks ago.Forced to rejig the pack, Schmidt has been forced to call Chris Henry and Jordi Murphy into the starting line-up. Although solid replacements, they lack the quality of first-choice options O’Brien and O’Mahony.Argentina’s back row of Pablo Matera, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Leonardo Senatore will look to expose their Irish counterparts’ little preparation time to win their own personal battle at the breakdown.However, the Pumas will be without a key player of their own. Sat in the Millennium Stadium stands will be Saracens centre Marcelo Bosch, who also fell victim to the citing commissioner this week for a dangerous tackle during the win over Namibia.Bosch would have been a certain starter to face the Irish, not least for his long-range goal-kicking, but Argentina remain perfectly capable of picking up a win without him, with Matías Moroni starting at outside-centre.Previous encountersThe fixture is dripping with history. In three previous World Cup meetings, Argentina lead Ireland by two wins to one, with the most recent coming in 2007 when the Pumas sent Ireland crashing out in the pool stage with a 30-15 win in Paris.Argentina also shocked the rugby world with a famous victory over Ireland in the 1999 World Cup when they ran out 28-24 winners in a highly charged quarter-final play-off in Lens. Making history: Argentina players elated with their historic World Cup win in 1999 (Photo: Getty Images)Controversy has also played its part in meetings between the two sides in the past, with things turning nasty in 2004 when Ireland accused the Argentinians of eye gouging.Argentinian fly-half Felipe Contepomi – on media duties at this World Cup – developed a personal rivalry with Ronan O’Gara when he joined Leinster in 2006, and he spoke publicly of his hatred for Munster, with O’Gara often in the firing line.A new chapter in this rivalry is set to be written on Sunday, and the stakes are higher than ever.The verdictWith both teams boasting lethal attacking options and a compact defence to match, this mouth-watering encounter has the potential to have spectators on the edge of their seats from the first minute to the last.Both sides have dominated the statistics tables during the tournament. Ireland have the best lineout success with 98% completion, and top the charts for average carries (148) and passes made (201) per match.Argentina have made the highest number of average metres per match (672), the most offloads (18 a game) and most number of breaks per match (14.8).Schmidt’s tactical mastermind squaring off against the unpredictable Argentinians is set to be a World Cup spectacle when opposite styles of play collide.The Argentinians should run the Irish close, but Schmidt’s meticulous planning and organised structure should see them just about edge it to make it to their first-ever World Cup semi-final. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
RW looks at how the personalities of the two coaches – Stuart Lancaster and Eddie Jones – have been imprinted on their England teams TAGS: Highlight The turnover/discipline balance. Lancaster’s England gave up as many turnovers as they generated but only conceded an average of nine penalties per game. Eddie Jones’s side have an average plus-five giveaway/takeaway ratio, but have conceded an average of four more penalties per game (plus two yellow cards against Ireland).Crossing the line: James Haskell was yellow-carded against Ireland. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat does this say about the personalities of the two coaches? Lancaster built a disciplined side with strong attacking aspirations, but one which lacked the ability to control the ball consistently and did not push the boundaries hard enough in the effort to get it back once it had been lost. Eddie Jones’s England are far more controlled and less expansive with ball in hand. They will tread the borders of legality to create turnovers but a lack of discipline hangs over the team like a dark spectre. Head man: Eddie Jones has guided England to three straight Six Nations wins. Photo: Getty Images Will Wales’ attacking transplant come good in time for the Twickenham showdown? Will England’s aggression and intelligence be fatally undermined by their lawlessness and ill-discipline? Is Eddie Jones truly capable of exceeding the performance benchmark set by Stuart Lancaster? These are all questions for the future, whether near or far!For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The personality of a coach is always expressed in the way his side plays. When a coach leaves his job under a cloud, as Stuart Lancaster did with England after a disastrous World Cup, the picture of his time in charge – and the nature of the personality that produced it – is typically distorted or revised by how it all ended.What do stats tell us about Stuart Lancaster’s England, and the difference between them and the new Eddie Jones version? The 2014 Six Nations was the last time England played the same panel of matches as in 2016. The three games against Scotland, Italy and Ireland produced the following results:This table reveals a lot about both the comparative level of performance and team personality:There is no difference in level of performance. The average number of tries scored/conceded (both +8 tries), and the average scoreline are remarkably similar to one another.Lancaster’s England more expansive on attack. The number of clean breaks and offloads shows that Lancaster’s team were more ambitious in attack, offloading on average ten more times per game than Eddie Jones’s England and creating on average three more line breaks per match. On the one hand Stuart Lancaster – honest and correct as the day is long and with a strong vision of what England could become, but unwilling to bend the law in critical areas and at critical times. On the other Eddie Jones – clever and confrontational and wanting control at all times, but sometimes losing his sense of boundaries, as much in his press conferences as in the team built in his image.With the decisive match of the Six Nations, England versus Wales at Twickenham, hovering into view, Wales coach Warren Gatland has his own issues with the personality of his team. The dominant personality in Gatland’s coaching group has always appeared to be the outstanding defence coach Shaun Edwards. Under his watch Wales conceded only three tries in five World Cup matches. Wales are very like Edwards – tough to the point of cussedness, resourceful, blunt and brutal.Red wall: Uini Atonio is tackled by Gethin Jenkins during Wales’ win over France. Photo: Getty ImagesHowever, for all their riotous success in the Six Nations since 2008, Gatland knows that Wales need to expand their game to challenge the southern hemisphere superpowers and improve their record of two wins in 30 matches against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. This means changing the personality of his team, adding some finesse and, to some degree, getting beyond Shaun Edwards. The England game will bring this transition into focus pretty sharply.
Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 17, 2017 Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Standing Rock Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA February 19, 2017 at 4:29 pm Bill, my Episcopal Church congregation is small, but we have outreach support for the poor, homeless, hungry families, veterans, refugees, congregants that adopted orphans, Muslim and Jewish outreach and I am the person in our Parish that is heading up a Standing Rock Support Project. Sounds like you need to focus on your unbalanced church by heading up some particular efforts were upon you will feel its more balanced. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN christine grem says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET steven kaid says: February 18, 2017 at 6:18 am I am sorry that you view survival as a leftist tactic. These people are just standing up for their rights. If there is anyone that can speak to the flaws of a government led and funded society it is a patron on a reservation. Crystal Houser, 30, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, bags excess blankets for delivery to nearby communities Feb. 8 while helping to clean up the opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Photo: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester[Episcopal News Service] Standing alongside the road in Solen, North Dakota, Feb. 17 and looking out over the Cannonball River, the Rev. John Floberg declared the weather too hot.“It’s 43 degrees,” he said during a telephone interview, as a car sped by at midmorning.The day before the temperature was above 50.Weather like that is enough to speed the melting of the more than 40 inches of snow that have fallen on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation this winter. It prompts predictions of ice jams in the Cannonball River next week. It’s enough to hasten the cleaning up and breaking down of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp that has been filled with people there to protect the waters of the Missouri and Cannonball from what they see as the threat of pollution from the nearly complete Dakota Access Pipeline.Federal and state officials, as well as the tribe, have set Feb. 22 as the latest date for the camps to close. Reducing the size of the camps, or relocating them, has been a multi-week effort. Tribal officials earlier had said that the harshness of the winter made the camps unsafe. Now, they are worried about the safety of the several hundred still camped there when the snow melts and the Missouri and Cannonball run high. They are also worried that floodwater will sweep debris from the camps into the rivers, polluting them when the ultimate goal of the encampment was to prevent pollution. And, they are worried about talk of last stands and people staying until the bitter end.The majority of the northeastern portion of Oceti Sakowin Camp has been cleaned up and many sections of camp have been cleared. “We are cooperatively working together to clean camp up in a good and timely way,” organizers said Feb. 16. Photo: Oceti Sakowin Camp via FacebookHowever, Oceti Sakowin residents have been cleaning up the land and there is a systematic plan for that work. Camp residents and officials who wanted access to the camp to judge how much clean-up work remains held a tense meeting Feb. 16. Floberg and others are concerned about this next round of attempts to shut down the camps, hoping for a peaceful reaction from both officials and residents. What some call an over-militarized law enforcement response and instances of provocation by self-described water protectors at times have marred the months-long encampment.Oceti Sakowin is flooded this week. Water is standing on the camp’s frozen ground. Just “squishy under your feet” in some places, said Floberg, but close to a foot of water in other places.State officials warn of river contamination https://t.co/ylfp6GC7Cq pic.twitter.com/hUT7HyZ6cM— The Bismarck Tribune (@bistrib) February 15, 2017It is just enough to make the ground muddy but not enough to bog down the skip steer that he is using to help in the cleanup. Floberg, using the small, engine-powered machine with lift arms to move heavy loads, has recovered about 5,000 pounds of donated but unclaimed rice and another 5,000 pounds of flour that are salvageable for reservation food pantries. He loads such material into a trailer hitched to his pickup, which he drives in four-wheel drive low gear through 8 inches of mud up the hill to the highway.“You keep feeling for momentum, but you don’t want to start spinning your wheels,” said Floberg, priest-in-charge of Episcopal Church congregations on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock, who added that “all of these skills I learned in seminary.”The Episcopal Church has advocated with the Sioux Nation about the Dakota Access Pipeline since summer 2016. Local Episcopalians have also provided a ministry of presence in and around Cannon Ball, North Dakota, the focal point for groups of water protectors that gathered near the proposed crossing. That work and everything else that followed, Floberg said, “is our vocation as Christians.”The work does not come without risk, he said, especially to the Episcopal Church’s reputation. “There is a risk to the reputation to our congregations in predominantly white communities around the state; how they will be viewed because of the actions we take here on Standing Rock,” Floberg said.Then there are the practical implications of that risk. For instance, an engineer from the local power cooperative has been slow to help Episcopalians install an array of solar panels purchased with a United Thank Offering grant because he is “upset with the Episcopal Church for having gotten involved in this protest.”Moreover, Floberg said, the Episcopal Church’s long-standing ministry to, among and with the people on Standing Rock has paid a price. “There’s only so many hours in the day so who’s not getting visited in the hospital?” he explained. “What else is not being accomplished or attended to that otherwise would have been?”Floberg said he continues to be grateful for the support the local Episcopal community has gotten from the wider church in terms of both solidarity and donations.The work of the Episcopal Church and local Episcopalians is taking place against the backdrop of a constantly changing legal and political landscape. The Army on Feb. 17 formally ended a month-old environmental impact study of the pipeline’s disputed crossing. That study was eight days old when newly inaugurated President Donald Trump called for a rapid completion of the pipeline. The Army gave Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners permission for the crossing on Feb. 8.The lights of the drill pad built for the final portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline can been seen from Oceti Sakowin Camp. Photo: Oceti Sakowin Camp via FacebookThe remaining work on the pipeline involves pushing pipe under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe just north of the Standing Rock Reservation. The pipeline company set up a drill pad very near the proposed crossing point, which is upstream from the tribe’s reservation boundaries. The tribe has water, treaty fishing and hunting rights in the lake. Workers have drilled entry and exit holes for the crossing, and filled the pipeline with oil leading up to the lake in anticipation of finishing the project, according to the Associated Press.The Standing Rock and neighboring Cheyenne River Sioux also are fighting the pipeline work in court, with the next hearing set for Feb. 28. Standing Rock officials have been saying for weeks that they must wage the fight against the pipeline in the courts, not on the land in North Dakota.“Don’t confuse the Camp with the movement or its goals,” Floberg said in a Feb. 16 Facebook post. “Keeping the Camps open was never the goal. Keeping clean water is the goal. In this particular place and time, respecting Treaty Obligations is the main road to that goal.”Related to the changing venues for the movement, Standing Rock has called for a March 10 march in Washington, D.C. Organizers are still working out the details but the plan is for people to gather on or near the National Mall and march to a place near the White House.Floberg is amplifying the tribe’s call by asking Episcopalians to join that march. He has established a Facebook page, Standing Rock Rocks the Mall, where details will be posted. Floberg is also organizing a prayer service for the night before the march at Washington National Cathedral. Advocacy in congressional offices is also part of the plan.Dakota Access Pipeline developers have been publicizing this infographic to show the engineering of the pipeline’s last stretch. Photo: DAPLPipelinefacts.comThe 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline is poised to carry up to 470,000 barrels of oil a day from the Bakken oil field in northwestern North Dakota – through South Dakota and Iowa – to Illinois, where it will be shipped to refineries. The pipeline was to pass within one-half mile of the Standing Rock Reservation, and Sioux tribal leaders repeatedly expressed concerns over the potential for an oil spill that would damage the reservation’s water supply and the threat the pipeline posed to sacred sites and treaty rights. Energy Transfer Partners says it will be safe and better than transporting oil by truck or railcar.Also on Feb. 17, CalPERS, the $300 billion California public employee pension fund, said it joined more than 120 other investors in calling on banks funding the pipeline to get it routed away from Native American land.“We are concerned that if DAPL’s projected route moves forward, the result will almost certainly be an escalation of conflict and unrest as well as possible contamination of the water supply,” the letter says. “Banks with financial ties to the Dakota Access pipeline may be implicated in these controversies and may face long-term brand and reputational damage resulting from consumer boycotts and possible legal liability. As major shareowners of these banks, we are very concerned about the financial risks this poses to the investments we oversee and to those whom we serve as fiduciaries.”The list of banks and investors, including four New York City public employee pension funds and a number of religious groups, is here. In all, the signatories control a total of $653 billion in assets.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Indigenous Ministries, Submit a Job Listing February 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm You do realize that the Episcopal Church is involved in multiple ministries at the same time, right? You make it sound like because the church gave money to help refugees doesn’t mean the church ignores everything else. Also, what’s with the quotes around Christian and refugee? Rector Bath, NC Bill Louis says: Bill Louis says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest February 17, 2017 at 8:22 pm As a nearly 50 year Episcopalian, I am sorry the church feels compelled to support nearly every leftist agenda item that arises. I’d be happy if the church never took on another project against progress, energy, the environment, and the like. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL February 23, 2017 at 3:56 pm Police had to arrest 50 people that refused to leave even after the deadline was extended. Then here’s what was needed to clean up the mess you all left.“Now the cleanup efforts begin. The camps span more than 1,000 acres, which had been, according to state officials, sensitive wildlife habitat. Now, because of an early thaw and thousands of “water protectors” it is a wet, muddy cesspool of human waste and hazardous fuels after protesters turned the native grassland into a dumping ground.”“According to the Col John Henderson of the US Army Corp of Engineers, crews have already removed some 250 truckloads of trash, but his agency plans to spend upwards to $1.2 million of taxpayer money to rehabilitate the area.”Nice job Martin! 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, February 20, 2017 at 10:23 am These thoughts reflect mine and my Episcopal friends exactly.Ian February 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm I have divested in support of water warriorsThank you for STANDING FOR THE FUTURE FOR STANDING FOR WHAT IS RIGHT THANK YOUMAY YOU BE BLESSED N PROTECTEDMAY LIGHTNING STRIKE THE PIPELINE AND STOP ALL DRILLINGMay every machine break downMAY OTHER PIPED AREAS FALL APART Rector Smithfield, NC February 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm May those that left the disastrous mess behind be billed to reimburse the taxpayers the $1M they paid to clean up after the protestors . Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Pjcabbiness says: February 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm Are the protesters going to return to clean up the significant environmental mess that they left and repair the damage they caused to the sensitive topographical area? Tags February 27, 2017 at 7:57 pm They left a ton of garbage for North Dakota to pick up. And news stories have surfaced that they left a great many dogs to fend for themselves. And yet they claim to love Mother Earth. These people are the worst conceivable hypocrites. Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (15) Bill Louis says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 February 18, 2017 at 12:47 am Support of The Rule of Law is not a leftist activity. Supporting Treaty Rights is supporting the supreme law of the land as a constitutional standard. Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ian Binns says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 F William Thewalt says: February 19, 2017 at 8:37 am “refugees” because we can’t or don’t know how to separate the good from the bad (see Europe) . “Christians” because they profess to be Christian untill someone doesn’t see eye to eye with them. Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Ian Binns says: Dakota Access Pipeline, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Christopher Johnson says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Jane Kirk says: Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA February 18, 2017 at 9:41 pm Oops…bad typing on my part. Meant to say that even though the church is giving money to help with refugees it can and still does work with other ministries. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ian Gamble says: John Floberg says: February 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm Amen. I say move it into YOUR neighborhood if you want … but leave the Indians be. They’ve been moved and ravaged long enough to last FOREVER. Thank You God for the new Heaven and Earth that is just around the corner from ‘here’. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Martin Walters says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing February 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm John, I completely understand what you are saying. I am disgusted with the Episcopal church’s need to support every Liberal/Progressive cause. I’ve given up trying to convince people otherwise. They will use Scripture to justify their position and even brand you as “un Christian”. The only way to get the Church;s attention is to hit them in the pocketbook. I’ve directed my giving away from the Diocese and support local church causes only. Apparently, Churches have no option but to support the Diocese via an assessment. If like minded congregants want to stop the insanity of the liberal Diocese they would stop or redirect their giving. I guarantee you it will not be easy. I have been literally shunned by some of the liberal “Christians” in my church. Did you know the Episcopal Executive Council just granted $500,000 to the Episcopl Migration Ministry to resettle “refugees’? Guess where that money came from. The arguement will be it’s the “Christian” thing to do. Meanwhile we ignore or pay lip service to the elderly living in poverty, homeless vets, orphaned children and hungry families. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Bill Louis says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Standing Rock camps face another deadline due to melting snow, changing tactics Local Episcopalians join tribe’s call for march on Washington, D.C. next month
Rector Pittsburgh, PA 2017 Hurricanes, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Members of the community of Miñi Miñi use diggers to help get their neighbors out of flooded areas. Loíza is a coastal municipality that was severely affected by Hurricane Maria. Photo: Yuisa Rios/FEMA[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Rafael Zorrilla couldn’t believe his phone worked to make this call.But Zorrilla, canon to the ordinary of the Diocese of Puerto Rico, managed to share with Episcopal News Service his experience on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20 and seemingly cut off from the rest of the world since then.The most urgent need has been communication. Food, clean water, shelter and gas are desperately needed, too, but there has been little success in sharing those needs so far.“You’d have to have lived in 1942 to understand what it’s like to live here now. No email, no internet, no phones most of the time,” Zorrilla told Episcopal News Service from his home in San Juan near the diocesan center.“Puerto Rico is suffering a lot right now. I’m expecting, personally, we’re not going to get electricity for at least six months. It’s a lot of damage. A lot of damage.”The four-hour wait to get gas was frustrating, but Zorrilla knows there’s much worse. Thousands of people are homeless, he said. A diocesan staff member told him he had to walk five and half hours to check on his parents. They were OK.This home in Loíza was destroyed by the strong winds brought by Hurricane Maria. The Category 4 hurricane tore through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. Photo: Yuisa Rios/FEMAHurricane Maria was but the latest in a series of tropical storms to tear through the United States and its territories. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has emerged as one of the most destructive in recent history, with hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria causing major damage from Texas to Florida, Georgia and throughout the Caribbean, according to Episcopal Relief & Development.When Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it was a Category 4 storm with sustained gusts up to 185 mph, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in over 80 years. Rainfall amounts ranged from 15 to 25 inches, with 40 inches or more in some spots, according to the National Hurricane Center.“Some bridges and roadways have likely completely washed away,” the center reported.Once transportation is available, many people could leave the island for good.The Rev. Tim Nunez, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Central Florida, said his area, particularly Osceola County, has seen already a burgeoning Hispanic population, many of whom are Puerto Rican, due to the island’s suffering economy. “We are expecting a massive wave of Puerto Ricans to come to Central Florida,” Nunez said. “With the hurricanes, it will likely accelerate.”Based on the number of flights scheduled, the Puerto Rican government estimates about 2,000 arrivals a day to the continental United States in the near future once travel opens up, said the Rev. José Rodríguez, interim rector at Iglesia Episcopal Jesús de Nazaret in Orlando.“It’s going to cause a massive exodus of Puerto Rico,” Rodríguez told Episcopal News Service. “The first wave is going to be children and college students. It’s a very Puerto Rican thing to send your children ahead of you.”Rodríguez is also the Episcopal chaplain for the University of Central Florida. The school agreed to give in-state tuition to Puerto Rican college students, he said.The Rev. P. Juan Ángel Monge, priest in charge at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Lakewood, New Jersey, has a son who lives in Puerto Rico with his partner and 3-month-old baby. On Facebook, Monge pleaded for help getting them food, water and transportation to HIMA San Pablo Hospital in Bayamón, which has electricity from generators, because the baby needed intubation to breathe. The same day, the family made it safely to the hospital, thanks to help from the diocese, clergy, family and others who saw his post and shared it. “He’s now on an oxygen canopy and breathing on his own. Thanks to all, Thanks God, Blessings and Peace!” Monge wrote on Sept. 25.The Rev. Gladys Rodriguez is a priest at Church of the Incarnation just outside Orlando in Oviedo, Florida. A former actress in Puerto Rico who was ordained in Orlando in January, Rodriguez can minister in the United States and in Puerto Rico. Her husband is on the island, while her daughter evacuated to Orlando prior to the hurricane. One of her church members has a wife and daughters in Puerto Rico.“The sad story is that people in Orlando who have families in Puerto Rico, which they can’t reach by cell or plane, are desperate. At Incarnation, we try to give them hope by preaching consolation with God’s promises for us,” Rodriguez told Episcopal News Service.But help is on the way. Some of it was already there or nearby before Maria pounded the island.On Sept. 26, Federal Emergency Management Agency workers load an emergency communications vehicle onto an airplane heading to Puerto Rico to support communications for search-and-rescue, medical and other federal teams. Photo: Jeff Sandli/FEMA NewsFederal Emergency Management Agency-loaded vessels with more than 1.3 million meals, 2 million liters of water, 30 generators and 6,000 cots were en route to St. Thomas, awaiting port opening and clearance, according to a Sept. 21 FEMA report. FEMA also positioned commodities at its distribution center and warehouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before the storm. The items such as meals, water, cots and blankets were ready for distribution to the Commonwealth as requested.Episcopal Relief & Development also sent emergency support to the diocesan emergency committee ahead of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, knowing communication would crash and systems would be compromised. Authorities delayed the distribution due to the chaos, but permission is expected soon. Episcopal Relief & Development staff members sporadically have been able to text with Puerto Rican diocese members.Ordained as the Puerto Rican diocesan bishop little more than two months ago, the Rt. Rev. Rafael L. Morales Maldonado formed a plan with diocesan staff, Zorrilla said. During the storm, they boarded up what they could and rode the storm out with their families at home. By Sept. 25, they were clearing the fallen trees at the diocesan center, which has electricity from a generator but no communication capabilities. They met to create an assessment team. They plan to head out Sept. 27 to designated areas on the island, bringing necessities and checking on Episcopal missions, parishes and homes.“They will bring basic items for parishioners and collect inventories of the needs of clergy and parishioners. Physical damage to churches or structures will also be documented,” Morales wrote in a Sept. 25 letter posted on Facebook, translated from Spanish. “Have much faith, God is with us. Be strong.”The Cathedral San Juan Bautista in San Juan is relatively unscathed, Zorrilla said.But three nearby Episcopal churches were not so lucky. Their roofs were torn open and rain flooded the interiors. Because of that flooding, Zorrilla and Morales led a Sept. 24 church service in the parking lot of Santa María Magdalena Episcopal Church in Levittown. So far, he hasn’t heard of any clergy or parishioner injuries or deaths, but time will tell as the assessments get underway.Maria’s fury was unparalleled, Zorrilla said.“The sounds were awful, the wind force. What I saw, I never saw before, and we’ve experienced other hurricanes before because we live in the tropics,” Zorrilla said. “This was so huge. The force of nature was amazing.”On Sept. 26, the last day of the House of Bishops meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, the bishops unanimously passed a resolution to show their support. The resolution was aimed at not only Puerto Rico but also other areas affected by natural disasters.“We pledge to take such appropriate actions in our dioceses to educate ourselves and our people about climate change, and to advocate policies and actions to reduce the harmful environmental impacts that have been a factor in the recent storms on ‘this fragile earth, our island home,’ ” the bishops stated in the resolution, quoting from Eucharistic Prayer C in the Book of Common Prayer.Episcopal Relief & Development has learned a lot, especially post-Katrina, on how to handle this, the Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, told the bishops gathered at the Fairbanks meeting. But it’s safe to say – with Texas, Florida, Georgia, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico in need – “the system is overwhelmed,” Hunn said.“This is going to be a long and drawn-out recovery effort, and we’re going to need to all work together,” he said.Also at the Fairbanks gathering, the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton talked about the companion relationship his Maryland diocese shares with Puerto Rico, a partnership that started about two years ago.He was hoping to develop that relationship further at the House of Bishops meeting, so he was saddened the Puerto Rican bishop was not able to make it because of Hurricane Maria. The Maryland diocese has been asking its congregations to donate to the relief efforts, and Sutton plans to attend the Puerto Rican diocesan convention in October.“I want to come bearing gifts, and maybe a big check,” Sutton said.Monetary donations help the most and can be made through Episcopal Relief & Development’s donation page, which breaks down different donation paths and provides more specific choices. There’s also a section for churches to print bulletin inserts for their congregations to donate.Zorrilla said many homes are concrete and are hurricane resistant, but he suspects countless homes didn’t make it. It’s hard to tell right now. After the assessments begin this week, they will have clearer idea of what they’re dealing with as a diocese.An Episcopal Relief & Development representative with extensive disaster experience will arrive on Oct. 2. He will support the diocese in conducting assessments and strategizing about the next phase of the response. As a result of the ongoing infrastructure and communications challenges, he is bringing satellite communications phones and the relevant equipment for stationing around the island.“Episcopal Relief & Development is working a lot for us. We don’t feel alone. We feel fully supported,” Zorrilla said.Yet, “prayers are really needed right now and all the help that the church can send us, because we are in real need.”– Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg, interim managing editor, and David Paulsen, editor/reporter, both with Episcopal News Service, also contributed to this report. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (4) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI September 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm I work in Nord Est Haiti annually and the homes are made of handmade concrete block with periodic columns of re-bar. When the high winds and rains hit or the earth shakes, buildings fall down. They will never be without need for help. Most help goes south and nothing seems to be coming into the north and east areas. So close to us in the USA and yet so far from help. Do we have any Episcopal resources going east after Terrier Rouge. Is there a need in Terrier Rouge? Malfety seems to have been having issues with rain water too. I can not seem to contact the head of missions in Port a Prince. I am all for providing resources but feel we need to coordinate them BEFORE disasters occur. Would appreciate some feedback. Ecumenism is the answer to making a difference in these countries. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Hurricane Maria Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC September 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm Susan, they help people in need without regard to anything – religion, denomination, gender, race, etc. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY September 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm I have not heard from my 92 year old aunt (widow of one of our priests) and my cousin (senior warden) who live in Ponce and are members of Santisima Trinidad. A tremendous service our ERD rep can do for the people once they arrive on island is to coordinate contact back to the relatives via satellite phones. Initially, it is simply important to know that they were not harmed. Can the parishes assist their members to communicate back to loved ones? 8 days now and still no word. The need is great across the island. Not knowing is of deep concern. My traveling will only increase the needs for resource, so what can we do from afar? I will volunteer my time to help. I live in Hawaii. Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags The Rev Mary E. Tudela says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Amy SowderPosted Sep 27, 2017 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Lynn Hendricks says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service September 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm National Altar Guild has emergency Eucharist kits ready to send. Can you give me advice on the best way to get them to the diocese? Looks like mail isn’t being delivered. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AliceMarie Slaven-Emond, APRN, MSN, FNP-C says: Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events House of Bishops Fall 2017, 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 Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopalians don’t forget Puerto Rico in their hurricane relief efforts The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Archbishop of Canterbury 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] The entire episode of the Dec. 14 Today Programme on BBC Radio Four, Britain’s flagship national radio news breakfast program, was broadcast live from Lambeth Palace, the London home and office of archbishops of Canterbury for nearly 800 years. And Archbishop Justin Welby used an interview in the key 8:10 a.m. slot, usually reserved for the key political interview of the day, to say that the Church of England “is very confident in its faith.”Read the entire article here. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England ‘is very confident in its faith’ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Dec 14, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
General Convention 2018, House of Bishops, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 11, 2018 at 10:49 am Your response is a parody of White Privilege. It is a fact that Black children are more severe,y punished in schools compared to White children. Is this random or racism? If you don’t know the answer then you are not qualified to discuss this topic. You can imagine two things: a dead Black student and a stand your ground defense. What is truly troublesome is why this is not immediately apparent in a presumably enlightened audience. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tony Oberdorfer says: March 8, 2018 at 11:29 am What in God’s good name is “gender bias”? James Sparks says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Paula Wicker Hamby says: Gender Justice, Peter Sickels says: Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 9, 2018 at 1:41 am Tell me Peter are you saying that only the people who side with you on this issue are the true followers of Christ? There are good people on both sides of this issue and your self-righteous and judgmental attitude toward those who hold another view shows more than a little pettiness on your part. Submit an Event Listing March 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm The House of Bishops once again shows us the leadership vacuum in the Episcopal Church. I honestly can’t figure out how/why arming a teacher to protect students is racist. That’s such an odd thing to say and write.Then there is the House pledge to continue “our own work of reconciliation within our branch of God’s church, honoring what we have learned and accomplished, as well as acknowledging the distance we still must travel.” That takes “courage”? Joe Prasad says: March 19, 2018 at 9:56 am Joe, you misunderstood and my writing is to blame. I appreciated your comment. My reference to ignorance and arrogance was a response to comments by others who presume to know how Black youth behaved bases on personal experiences while ignoring epidemiological data describing unjust disparities in “crime and punishment.” These perceptions are more than bias. They comprise a set of beliefs, attitudes and perceptions that are fundamentally racist. My apologies for a text that should have been more clearly stated. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Joe Rogozinski says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm Efforts to raise the consciousness of Whites is daunting. If it were less so perhaps we would not be burdened with a treasonous Presidency. Does one really have to prove that racism is alive and well in the Nation’s schools. The entire system of funding is based on underlying policies of suburban-urban dichotomies which are essentially racist in structure and intent. I was prevented from taking the exams for special High Schools when the Assistant Principal grabbed me by the collar and refused to let me exit the school. Or how about the response from my favorite teacher when upon asking each student what they wanted to be when they grew up responded to my answer: “No, you cannot be an Engineer.” Black students are so unruly; but White students are mass murderers. How to factor such outcomes into your analyses? Racism in the US has only gotten worse: disparities in incarceration, health, education, income, wealth, etc. But it is better to blame the victims. Why can’t American Blacks behave like immigrants? Or, we can piggy back Bill Cosby and preach parental responsibility to low income urban dwellers. A critical problem is embedded in the inability to recognize racism in self; then how does one recognize it in others? The following is a quote from the article below: “The Education and Justice Departments wrote in a 2014 Dear Colleague letter that discipline disparities could be caused by a range of factors, but the statistics in the federal data “are not explained by more frequent or more serious misbehavior by students of color.” The departments also noted that several civil rights investigations had verified that minority students were disciplined more harshly than their white peers for the same infractions.” However, all the studies and science in the World will prove insufficient in the face of aberrant assumptions derived from a racist paradigm of human behavior. Trump Finds Unlikely Culprit in School Shootings: Obama Discipline PoliciesBy ERICA L. GREENThe president, goaded by conservatives, is targeting an effort to address racial disparities in school discipline, arguing that any relaxation of policies could let a killer slip through the cracks. Joe Prasad says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Gun Violence March 2018, By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 7, 2018 March 13, 2018 at 9:55 am Ah Mr. Robinson! Spewing the same tired left wing White Privilege garbage that progressives have been spewing for the past 20 years. And of course those who dare to disagree with you are unenlightened. Has it ever once occurred to you that maybe, just maybe, more black children than white children misbehave in a given school district? Maybe they’re more severely punished because their offences are more severe. Racism may indeed be involved in some of these punishments, but the majority of them? No way. Many of these black kids were raised in homes without fathers and with no disciplined whatsoever. To the single mothers who instill discipline to their children, good on them. But there are way too many who didn’t and still don’t. If a black child is disruptive in a class and tells the teacher to go to hell when she or he tells him to be quiet and sit down just what should be done with that child? The other children are in that class to learn. This particular child is preventing that. And since corporal punishment is no longer allowed, that child must be expelled and sent home. White Privilege? Hardly. If it’s a white child, the same punishment should happen to him. It’s about disciplined and order. This isn’t about imagining a dead black student or standing your ground. It’s about handing out punishment to an unruly child no matter what their race happens to be. It’s a concept that progressives like Mr. Robinson apparently find impossible to comprehend. Joe Prasad says: Tony Oberdorfer says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Terry Francis says: House of Bishops Spring 2018 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC March 18, 2018 at 12:02 am I have myself faced discrimination at critical junctures here in US both in graduate school and at work which impacted my life considerably. In graduate school, there were students, staff and administrators who had a genuine dislike for colored people. I also noticed they were white Christians. For a while, I had a black room-mate who shared with me some of the indignities that he experienced. Being naïve, initially I was a bit skeptical till I went through my own harrowing experiences. And so I can understand the pain (and anger) that Blacks carry. But then, for me it was also a few white Christians who went out of their way to assist me in a meaningful way during time of need. They are true Christians.How should one move forward knowing that their history is not a pretty one? Or that those in authority are bent upon creating more problems for the minorities. Hard to change their heart and mind unless it comes from within. March 19, 2018 at 1:23 pm One could indeed make up an interesting list as to what constitutes or constituted common sense in the evolution of US society. Others can entertain themselves with that exercise. This is also why I entered this discussion with the disclaimer that I did not intend to debate. The latest comment by Tony suffices as the perfect example as to why. The point of a discussion regarding racism is to care about the consequences. Thus, no mention of the disparities in treatment of Black students is troublesome or the potentiality of another Black life lost due to the underlying assumptions of a gun toting teacher. You can wax sympathetic about the Black students who suffer because of the bad Black students; but your disinclination to respond to the evidence of racism in contrast to bad behavior of Black students speaks volumes as regards your priorities. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Robert Robinson says: Robert Robinson says: Comments (23) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 19, 2018 at 11:57 am Please note the following article in the NYT. Finally, dismissing the potentiality of a teacher with a gun killing a Black student because of underlying biases while resorting to a stand your ground defense is a gross reprioritization of life: Black Lives Matter.Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National QuandaryBy ERICA L. GREENThe Trump administration is highlighting the struggles that Minneapolis and St. Paul face with disparities in school discipline, and putting a thumb on the scale. Robert Robinson says: Robert Robinson says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA March 19, 2018 at 4:27 pm Robert Robinson’s response to my comment makes absolutely no sense. What is he possibly suggesting with his reference to black lives lost “due to the underlying assumptions of a gun toting teacher?” I would certainly agree that there are “disparities in treatment of Black students” but more often or not they work in black students’ favor because the record shows that in many schools they are held to far less rigorous standards of conduct than their white counterparts.If I do indeed harbor a “disinclination to respond to the evidence of racism” it is simply because nowadays what is all too often referred to as “racism” simply isn’t. Can’t those who call themselves progressives (including many members of the Episcopal Church) get that through their heads? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Robert Robinson says: March 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm My. Question is what active shooters like what happend in Sutherland Springs what is happening to make churches safe. B.D. Howes says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Matthew W. Nugent says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm AppreciTe your comments and history. Still, the rationalizations of racism based on anecdotal experiences with misbehaving Black students leaves a sour taste. The combination of ignorance and arrogance overwhelms clear thinking and makes justice a step-child. March 10, 2018 at 11:29 am Thank you Episcopal House of Bishops for standing for those who are in need of support, harrassed women and those in danger in schools. Arming teachers is not the way to go. Have spent over 25 years in public schools…just how many mental health professionals would it take to help my students who witnessed teachers firing guns??? Get real…has nothing to do with 2nd Amendment rights either! I applaud our Bishops for taking a stand for those who have been vilified and harrassed also. Being “upfront!” and using your voices for those who have no voice is a rare commodity in today’s world.Thank you, Bishops,and mayGodcontinue to bless you! 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 Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 19, 2018 at 9:46 am Sorry if I am being misunderstood. I am not rationalizing racism. I am trying to understand what is the best way to move forward. B.D. Howes says: [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops said March 7 that its members will support two major social movements, one to end gun violence and the other to end sexual harassment, violence and gender bias.The bishops said they “wholeheartedly support and join” young people who survived the deadly Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in their call for an end to gun violence.In the other statement, they said they knew the “church has fallen short of our responsibility to listen and respond” to “the reality of sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and the cultural stronghold of gender bias and inequity.” The bishops “invite the church to a deeper examination of what God intends for our relationships,” including at the July meeting of General Convention.Both statements were “accepted” during their annual spring retreat, according to press releases issued by the church’s Office of Public Affairs. The bishops are gathered March 6-9 at Camp Allen, an Episcopal camp and conference center in Navasota, Texas.Bishops say students are ‘choosing life’In their statement on the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, the bishops noted that “at this critical moment young people of our nation are inviting us to turn away from the nightmare of gun violence to the dream of choosing life.”The statement endorses the goals of the student organizers of the March For Our Lives, scheduled for March 24 in Washington, D.C. Companion marches are planned in many U.S. cities and towns, and many Episcopal bishops have voiced their support for those marches. The bishops’ statement reiterated that support.They also pledged to observe “a day of Lament and Action” on March 14, one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which killed 17 students and adults.The bishops said that, while they stand in support of the students’ efforts, “we acknowledge that black and brown youth have continuously challenged our country to address the gun violence that they and their communities are experiencing,” the bishops said. “We repent that, as bishops, we have failed to heed their call.”Some commentators have observed that the media and the public in general have appeared to be more sympathetic to the calls to end gun violence that have come from predominantly white communities. Others have expressed concern about potential racial bias among teachers who might be armed, as President Donald Trump and others have proposed.The bishops said they “recommit to working for safe gun legislation as our church has called for in multiple General Convention resolutions.”The Episcopal Church bishops acted a day after receiving a letter from Episcopalians Philip and April Schentrup, the parents of 16-year-old Carmen Schentrup, who was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The Schentrups attend St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in nearby Coral Springs, Florida, where their daughter was a youth group leader. Southeast Florida Bishop Peter Eaton shared the letter with the bishops.“In our attempt to heal from despair and grief, we are compelled to try and make the world a better place for our two remaining children and for all children,” the parents told the bishops, imploring them “as leaders of Christ’s church, to address the issue of gun violence head-on.“We ask that you make this a priority for the church and to leave little ambiguity as to ‘what would Jesus do.’ The scourge of gun violence on this nation, especially with military assault rifles, is a problem of our own creation and counter to God’s desire for peace and love. As a nation we can solve this problem, and as leaders of the church in our country, we ask that you help lead the way. In Christ’s name, we beg you to take action.”They also asked the bishops to “to come with us to stand up for the lives of children and for the ministry of Christ’s church” during the March 24 events.“One can only imagine the example of leadership and solidarity that such a showing could make on our fractured and divided country,” the Schentrups wrote.Responding to the #MeToo movementIn their statement on sexual harassment and violence, the bishops note that this is the first time the House of Bishops has met as a body since the #MeToo movement began last fall.“Many of us have experienced sexual harassment and perhaps sexual violence,” they wrote. “Bishops who are women know the ‘me-too’ experience. Some bishops who are men know it as well. We live with different experiences of the cultural endowment of power.”The house pledged to continue what it called “our own work of reconciliation within our branch of God’s church, honoring what we have learned and accomplished, as well as acknowledging the distance we still must travel.”They said that the work “will take courage.”“As many women and men bravely come forward to speak the truth of their experience, courageous men and women will listen, where appropriate repent, and take an active role in repairing the brokenness, working to change the culture of our church,” the bishops wrote.The statement also announced what the bishops called a “listening process in an open meeting at General Convention to hear more fully the stories of those who have been victims of sexual harassment and violence in the church.” That session will be July 4 from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in the House of Bishops convention meeting space.The bishops’ plan follows a Jan. 22 letter from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, calling on Episcopalians to spend Lent and beyond examining how the church has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. The letter also said that they wanted General Convention to discuss these issues because they “want to hear the voice of the wider church as we determine how to proceed in both atoning for the church’s past and shaping a more just future.”Jennings later announced that she would appoint and chair a special House of Deputies committee on resolutions regarding sexual harassment and exploitation. The committee will have five subcommittees to draft resolutions on inclusive theology and language; disparities in pay, hiring, leave and pensions; changes to the Title IV disciplinary process and training; truth and reconciliation; and systemic social justice beyond the church. The committee appointments were announced a week ago.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC 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 House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual violence ‘Open listening session’ to ‘hear stories of sexual harassment and violence in the church’ set for General Convention Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Terry Francis says: March 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm where does it say in the Bible fellow Christians Joe James and Tony that when following Jesus you have permission to abandon compassion and that cynics will inherit the Kingdom- your pettiness and denial have ruled the Anglican/Episcopal alliance for far too long- your tenure is doomed along with the sorry administration in Washington at the moment. March 19, 2018 at 8:16 am I think that Robert Robinson’s latest comment is way off-base. If in fact there are as many “anecdotal experiences” with “misbehaving Black students” as there obviously are, then it amounts to a pernicious form of racism to deny the fact. And while everybody has to put up with the consequences, the people most hurt are black students who do not misbehave and who resent the disproportional misdeeds of other blacks. There are indeed many blacks in that category and it is disgusting that they have to suffer from the “ignorance and arrogance” of the deniers.I realize that the sensible comment I just made will immediately be condemned by some as another example of “white racism.” I can’t help that. It just shows how far our country has traveled from what used to be known, by blacks and whites, as just plain ordinary common sense. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Robert Robinson says: Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 13, 2018 at 10:58 pm Both Terry Francis and Robert Robinson touch on a sensitive issue. How to deal with students who are being disruptive? When teaching black students, I found it easier to deal with black students whose parents were first generation immigrants from Africa. Some black students whose family lived in US for many generations would react with some hostility: accusing me of being a racist because I asked them to maintain silence in class or pay attention to their work etc. Their parents were of no help. It was a new experience for me; I realized such accusations will continue to be levied by some black students till their community as a whole feel more secured of their standing in this society. I also realized that this was a way for some black students to intimidate their teachers for better (undeserved)grades. Such misguided students often lose in the long run. By the way, I never had a non-black student ever accuse me of being a racist. March 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm I am not advocating arming teachers. Never have. I don’t know if that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I honestly don’t know but I am sure it would be less traumatic for to see a teacher shoot a bad guy than getting shot.Regardless, my question, referring to the comment about arming teachers being racist, is why is that racist? I just don’t see racism there.Finally, with all due respect, who has “no voice” on either of these issues? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID General Convention, March 12, 2018 at 11:45 am Thanks to the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops for their vital work to prevent gun violence! Robert Robinson says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Joe Prasad says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Gun Violence, March 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm The Bishops are stating views expressed by parents, commentators and media. We all agree that there is gun violence and sexual violence. The House of Bishops has done well by supporting the two social movements – end gun violence and end sexual violence. It does take courage to actively deal with social issues. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tony Oberdorfer says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm So the Bishops do not stand with the Founding Fathers, but with the immature, spoiled, attention seeking high school children who have no idea of the consequences of their actions. I will not stand with the Bishops if they can not stand with and for the US Constitution. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 13, 2018 at 11:54 am I won’t debate the issue with you. However, I am pleased that my comments provided a mechanism for you to expose your underlying assumptions and validate my point. Perhaps others will learn from the commentary. I hope so. Director of Music Morristown, NJ
Group of Episcopal Church bishops adds voices to Supreme Court case on Trump travel ban Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET April 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm I totally concur with most of the comments regarding the President’s authority to keep our citizens and country safe. Tolerance is a wonderful thing, so long as it works both ways. Too often, Christian tolerance is returned with intolerance from those who keeping crying about the need to be understood. These are the folks that the phrase “give them an inch … etc”. applies to. Messrs. [I presume] Hill, Harper, Oberdorfer and Zimmerman all cited valid and true points in their comments. Sadly, the EC leadership seems to be totally leftist in their views. Our Church needs to return to center since I fear that if they don’t, there will be no EC in the U.S. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm May I know the names of the bishops? I would like to thank them.Judy Mathews Donald Trump, Emmetri Monica Beane says: Tony Oberdorfer says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC mike geibel says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bill Louis says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Judy Wright Mathews says: Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing The Very Rev’d Canon Michael Perko says: Rector Collierville, TN william dailey says: 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. April 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm The names of the bishops are listed on the first two pages of the text of the brief. Larry Hill says: Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 30, 2018 at 12:14 pm Mike your comments are always thoughtful and right on point. All should understand that the Bishops are simply repeating more dogma from the Churches (Democrat) progressive political left, which sadly seems to rule today . Where were these Bishops when Obama supported such a ban? Is it any suprise that these Bishops express no real concern when muslims rape, torture and enslave Christians? April 27, 2018 at 10:52 am Because they are Bishops, I assume they are reasonably intelligent people capable of understanding the importance of the population statistic set out in my earlier post. Perhaps they were not circumspect enough to really study the details before taking up their position on the travel ban or perhaps they understood the statistics but chose to ignore them because the numbers did not support the position they wanted to take on the issue. If the later is true, then I must interpret their actions as signaling that they are supportive of the Anti-American, Leftist groups that never have the best interest of our country at heart. If they are going to play in politics, I think it would be wise of them to ensure they understand where the Episcopal Church membership at-large stands on the issues before taking public positions. Their public actions may have significant, unintended consequences on church membership. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Larry Hill says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Refugee Ban, April 27, 2018 at 9:09 am I’ll have to play devil’s advocate on this issue. What will families and friends of the 3,000 killed at ground zero on 9/11, think of the Episcopal church? The travel ban is based upon our national security necessities. It happens that the major atrocities in recent times have been perpetratedby Muslim immigrants, many not even citizens. From the Boston Marathon to the Orlando gay bar, are just two major instances of Muslim non-conformity to our national values and mores.The three preceding comments are correct from this writer’s frame of reference. My advice to the Bishops is, tread lightly on this issue, it can be a denominational bombshell. 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Immigration, 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Faith & Politics, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service] More than 50 bishops of the Episcopal Church are among the hundreds of voices the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing as it considers the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel bans.The current and retired bishops have asked the court to rule that the ban violates the establishment clause of the Constitution, which prevents the government from establishing an official religion, acting in a way that unduly favors one religion over another or preventing people from exercising their faith.The main question before the justices is whether any president can ban travel and immigration to the United States based on nationality if that ban contradicts the power over such immigration and travel given to Congress in Article I of the Constitution. The state of Hawaii and others asked the Supreme Court to review Trump’s ban. The court heard arguments in the case April 25 in the last scheduled hearing of its term.Trump’s executive order suspends entry, subject to exceptions and case-by-case waivers, of certain categories of people from eight countries that do not share adequate information with the United States or that present other risk factors.Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., April 25, while the court justices consider a case regarding presidential powers as it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries. Photo: REUTERS/Yuri GripasOther challengers have argued that Trump’s campaign speeches and tweets about Muslims were a clear indication that the ban was aimed at a particular religious group and not justified by security concerns. The ban sought to restrict travel from eight nations — Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea — six of which are predominantly Muslim. Chad was recently removed from the list by the administration.The 57 bishops told the justices in an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief that among the central tenets of the Episcopal Church is a call “to welcome and assist strangers, especially those who are poor, sick, and most in need of help, to provide a safe haven for those seeking freedom from oppression, and to uphold the dignity of every human being.“To those ends, the Episcopal Church has long supported a robust refugee resettlement program for those fleeing their countries to escape persecution, oppression, and war,” they wrote, referring to the church’s more than 75-year-old Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM.The bishops said Trump’s travel ban has “significantly undermined the efforts of religious organizations in the United States, including the Episcopal Church, to render aid to those fleeing war and oppression. For many Americans, this type of refugee-assistance work is an expression of their faith and one of the ways in which they keep their covenant with God.”The travel bans, they wrote, “have caused and will continue to cause significant harm to these religious organizations and to the very vulnerable people that they serve” and “have debilitated and will continue to debilitate the vital mission of religious organizations, and will deprive Americans of the opportunity to practice their faith through service to others in need.”EMM is one of nine agencies that contract with the U.S. government to resettle refugees. The other resettlement agencies are Church World Service, Ethiopian Community Development Council, HIAS (formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services, and World Relief.Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel organized the amici brief effort, following his work on two similar actions when challenges to the travel ban were being heard at the federal court of appeals level. Rickel invited the church’s bishops to sign on to the brief.The bishops were not the only Episcopalians who have raised their voices in the case. Thomas H. Kean, who was the Republican governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990 and chairman of the 9/11 Commission, and John Danforth, an Episcopal priest who served as a Republican senator from Missouri from 1976 to 1995 and an ambassador to the United Nations, are among a group that filed their own amicus brief. Kean and Danforth signed the brief with other former Republican members of Congress or lawyers who have worked in previous Republican administrations.Kean, Danforth and a third Republican in that group argued April 22 in the New York Times that the Constitution grants Congress the power to make immigration and foreign travel laws, and “Congress cannot give any president the power to dismantle our immigration statutes.”As the Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in the case April 25, the Washington Post reported that some religious freedom groups had avoided taking a stand on the constitutionality of the travel bans and “are more concerned about how the court will consider the legal issues than they are with the actual outcome.” The article notes that other groups, such as the group of Episcopal Church bishops, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, the Muslim Justice League and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, actively oppose Trump’s executive order.Many observers who listened to the oral arguments seemed to think that, in the words of SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe, “a majority of the court (and perhaps even a solid one) appeared ready to rule for the government and uphold the order in response to concerns about second-guessing the president on national-security issues.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY April 26, 2018 at 4:52 pm If you click on the link to the amicus curiae brief, you’ll find the names of all the bishops who joined the filing. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (11) Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Larry Waters says: Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA STANLEY ZIMMERMAN says: Refugees Migration & Resettlement Tags April 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm Thank you Mike for pointing out the dangers of unfettered, poorly vetted immigration. I’ve read the brief submitted to the Supreme Court by the 57 Bishops and their preposterous allegations claiming “The President’s EO-3 exploits fear, denies the dignity of peoples of different faiths, and deprives Americans of an opportunity to practice their faith…” TEC has turned a blind eye to the safety and sovernty of our country. The never ending bashing of the Trump administration is disgusting. The President is well within his rights to limit immigration into our country. April 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm The group of Bishops leading this effort are way off base. The Muslim population in the group of countries named in the travel ban represent 8% of the world wide Muslim population. How do you conclude that the travel ban is anti-Muslim as opposed to a specific action in the interest of national security. This representation by Episcopal Bishops causes my wife and me to reflect on whether our membership in the Episcopal Church will continue. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 26, 2018 April 26, 2018 at 5:53 pm The travel ban against citizens of certain largely Muslim countries is motivated not by hostility against Muslims but by amply justified security concerns which evidently are not shared by a lot of Episcopalians. To call it “unconstitutional religious discrimination” is absurd, all the more so because many Islamic entities have been acting more as dedicated hostile political organizations than religious. Sad to say, as many contributors to ENS have pointed out, there are many Episcopalians who seem determined to turn the Episcopal Church itself into a political organization. It seems to me that to a large extent they have succeeded. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME April 27, 2018 at 8:32 pm From the comments at the hearing, the Supreme Court may well side with the administration that the 7 -country travel restriction is a valid exercise of executive power. I can only hope that the majority of the SC Justices reject the phony “litmus test” often used by liberal judges and progressive bishops: “To heck with the law; I hate Trump and if I don’t like or agree with an Executive Order, then it must be illegal or racist.” Making America “safer” and protecting our Americans from the risk of terrorism is more important than the rights of want-to-be immigrants or refugees, regardless of the motives of the President. The order plus extreme vetting will “help” deny (but not prevent) entrance into this country by foreign undesirables and subversives of whatever religion or calling, not for reasons of religious persecution, but because predominantly Muslim countries are known to export murderous terrorists whose only “American Dream” is to kill Americans. There are other ways to show compassion for refugees without risking the lives of innocent Americans.I suggest the good Bishops read aloud the names of the dead Americans, Jews and Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists here and abroad. This list of the dead is longer and more informative than the self-righteous-politico nonsense in the brief filled with the Supreme Court—written by lawyers paid by pledge money from the membership:• In 1967, Palestinian Arab Christian Sirhan Sirhan assassinated (murdered) presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.• On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center bombing in New York City by Islamic terrorist killed 6 and injured 1,042.• August 7, 1998 bombs ignited by Islamic extremists at the United States embassy Tanzania and Nairobi killed 224 and injured more than 4,000.• September 11 2001 attacks killed 2,996 people and 6,000 others were wounded.• On July 4, 2002 an Islamic terrorist shooting in the Los Angeles International Airport killed 3 and wounded 4.• On June 14, 2002, several attacks by Muslim murderers targeted the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Indonesia, killing 12 and wounding 51.• On June 18, 2004, American Paul Marshall Johnson was beheaded in Riyadh after being kidnapped at a fake police checkpoint in Saudi Arabia.• On June 1, 2009 Addulhakim Muhajid Muhammad shot and killed 1 recruiting officer and wounded another in Little Rock.• On November 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood shooting near Killeen, Texas, 13 people were murdered and 33 injured.• On October 23, 2014, Zale H. Thomson (also known as Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik) attacked four New York policemen in the subway with a hatchet, severely injuring two policeman before being shot to death.• On December 1, 2014, a burqa-clad woman stabbed a 47-year-old American teacher to death in a mall restroom in the United Arab Emirates and then later planted a bomb outside the home of an Egyptian-American doctor.• On April 2, 2015, fully 148 people – most of them Christian students – were killed in the Al-Shabaab’s Garissa University College attack right before the Easter weekend Holidays.• On December 2 2015, married couple Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 others in a killing spree at a San Bernardino Christmas Party.• On June 12, 2016, at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in a mass shooting. The shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIL by specifically calling police and journalists several times during the incident.• On November 28, 2016, during the Ohio State University attack, 11 people were hospitalized for injuries after a car ramming attack and mass stabbing. The perpetrator, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Muslim Somali refugee given permanent resident of the United States.• On, October 31, 2017, in the Lower Manhattan attack, an Islamic terrorist drove a pickup truck into cyclists and runners and wielded two guns (later found to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun) and an ISIS flag, killed 8 people and injured 13 others. Maybe the list of banned countries should be longer.Unquestionably, less than 1% of Muslims are fanatical murderers. But these same Bishops are those who demand a ban on the sale, and then later confiscation, of guns from law abiding citizens, yet less than 1% of gun owners use their weapons to commit murder and mayhem. It’s always a double-standard with the leadership of the TEC. If banning guns will make our public places safer, then the same logic supports vetting people from terrorist nations.We are witness to the demise the Rule of Law in this country to be replaced with political and ideological correctness by the self-appointed vigilantes of “abstract justice.” The TEC is not a democracy but is run by elitist Bishops who are religious demagogues and who do not answer to the membership, and who live under the protective bubbles of Christian Privilege that filters out common sense and accountability for lives lost. The Supreme Court Justices should give the “friend of the court” brief the weight it deserves–zero. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA
Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Michigan announces a preliminary slate of candidates who will stand for election as the 11th bishop of Michigan.The candidates are:The Rev. Grace Burton-Edwards, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia.The Rev. Paula Clark, canon to the ordinary and canon for clergy development, multicultural ministries and justice, Diocese of Washington.The Rev. Bonnie A. Perry, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Chicago, Illinois.The Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Colorado.Information about the candidates, including each candidate’s photo, autobiographical sketch, resume and answers to the five essay questions asked by the Search and Nomination Committee can be found here.The Standing Committee also announced the opening of a petition process by which nominees may be added to the preliminary slate of candidates. As explained in the material that can be found here, the petition process is akin to the prior practice of having “nominations from the floor” with two major differences: 1) there is time for a background check of petition candidates; and 2) there is time for petition candidates to become known to the diocese through the required published information and participation in the walkabouts. The deadline for nominations by petitions is 5 p.m. March 18.The final slate of candidates will be announced by the Standing Committee after the close of the petition process. Members of the diocese will have the opportunity to become acquainted with all candidates on the final slate of candidates during the walkabouts to be held May 17-19. The special convention will be held on June 1. The ordination and consecration of the new bishop will be held Feb. 8, 2020.The priest elected will succeed Bishop Wendell Gibbs Jr., who in January 2018 announced his plans to retire at the end of 2019. 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Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Members of the unofficial group of United Methodist bishops and advocacy group leaders who negotiated a proposal to split the denomination speak about the process Jan. 13, 2020 on a livestreamed panel hosted by United Methodist News Service. Video screengrab via UMNS[Religion News Service] The 16 United Methodist bishops and advocacy group leaders who negotiated a recent proposal to split the denomination explained their reasoning at an event held Jan. 13 that was streamed live by United Methodist News Service.They also forecast dire consequences if the proposal, officially called “A Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation,” isn’t approved this May by the denomination’s global decision-making body.United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu of Sierra Leone, who first convened the group that led to the negotiations last summer, said a failure of the proposal would be “catastrophic for the church.”“It would be total disaster,” Yambasu said. “It would mean more pain and more harm to the entire church.”The unofficial group, which was joined by veteran mediator Kenneth Feinberg, offered a behind-the-scenes look at how they arrived at the proposal, which was announced earlier this month and is now being written into legislation for delegates to approve at the General Conference in Minneapolis in May.“We’re asking them to do something historic, not just for the United Methodist Church, but frankly something needed in America and in the world right now, which is to watch a group of people in a large, 12 million-person institution cooperate in such a way that we help each other do the things that we desire to do and answer the callings we feel God has laid on our hearts,” said the Rev. Tom Berlin, who represented centrists in the group.United Methodists’ conflicts, which have expressed themselves mostly in questions of the inclusion of its LGBTQ members, go back to 1972, recalled Patricia Miller, executive director of the conservative United Methodist Confessing Movement.That year the General Conference voted to add language to the denomination’s Book of Discipline declaring that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.”That language was revisited every four years at subsequent General Conferences until 2016, when delegates voted to hold a special session to finally settle the debate. That meeting, held in St. Louis, Missouri, in February of last year, voted to strengthen the enforcement of that language banning the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ United Methodists, but many LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies immediately vowed to resist and remain in the denomination.Now, after nearly five decades of controversy, Miller said, “It’s time for us to move to amicable separation.”Despite their victory at the special session, it is the conservative congregations and conferences that would split from the denomination to form a new body under the new proposal. If approved, they would retain ownership of their church buildings and other properties and receive $25 million to form a new “traditionalist” Methodist denomination.At Monday’s event, Yambasu described the special session as a “catastrophe” and a “poor witness of who we are as United Methodists.”The bishop returned to Sierra Leone “devastated,” he said. American United Methodists had presented a “galaxy of plans,” he said, “but none of these plans to us seem to provide the answer to the situation.”Last summer, still hoping for a solution, he called a meeting of several bishops from outside the United States and leaders from advocacy groups identified as having traditionalist, centrist and progressive views.To be successful in yet another round of meetings, Reconciling Ministries Network Executive Director Jan Lawrence said, “we felt like we needed something different.”“Our answer to that was to discuss having a professional mediator join us,” she said.With Feinberg on board, they settled on a group of 16 participants who would represent a variety of viewpoints in the denomination. The mediator had acted as special master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and later as the special master for TARP executive compensation.“Two of the things that he offered during this process were that our job was to get to yes, and he kept reminding us of that. He also reminded us that we had the opportunity to write the narrative, and that if we didn’t write it, someone else would,” said Lawrence, who represented progressives.The group met for negotiations over six two-day sessions, sometimes breaking a deadlock with prayer, according to participants.Like others within the church, LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies still are processing the proposal, Lawrence said.Some are hopeful, she said. Some are skeptical. Some view the denomination as “beyond reform.”And while the proposal isn’t perfect, she said, it does call for a moratorium on church trials against clergy who are LGBTQ or who perform same-sex weddings.“It changes the landscape for people who have been deeply harmed,” said the Rev. David Meredith, who has faced complaints of violating church law since marrying his husband in 2016.“I speak to my LGBT friends out there: This protocol ends the harm. It just does. I couldn’t believe that until this group met. I couldn’t believe that could happen in the United Methodist Church.”Centrists within the denomination had three priorities, according to the Rev. Junius Dotson.They wanted to have “room” for different perspectives, Dotson said. They wanted to remove all language and policies from the denomination’s rulebook that treated LGBTQ United Methodists as “second-class Christians.”And they wanted the United Methodist Church to continue in some form. Most of the plans to split the denomination that already have been submitted to the 2020 General Conference would dissolve the United Methodist Church altogether, he said.Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, recently elected to be the next president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, said she couldn’t predict what the post-separation United Methodist Church would look like.“It’s an opportunity to grow. It’s an opportunity to be more nimble and more responsive to our mission fields,” she said.“And my prayer is that the post-separation United Methodist Church will continue to be a big tent church, a place where everyone can be the best that God has called them to be — the best expression of what it means to be a United Methodist.”The Rev. Keith Boyette, president of the conservative Wesleyan Covenant Association, wouldn’t speculate how many churches and conferences might join a new traditionalist Methodist denomination, though he said he anticipated it would be a global denomination.While traditionalists’ beliefs were affirmed by the special session, Boyette said, they were willing to leave to “set the church free from this conflict.”“Progressives and centrists were making it very clear that they were not prepared to voluntarily leave the church and that they would persist in their advocacy for their deeply held convictions and beliefs,” he said.Before the special session, Boyette had said he would recommend Wesleyan Covenant Association members leave the denomination if delegates did not back the existing language in the Book of Discipline. Afterward, the association had affirmed that still was an option if conflict continued.“As everyone has conceded, we’ve been preparing as a contingency for just this sort of event to unfold, but still substantial work remains to be done,” Boyette said.The new denomination likely would not meet in Minneapolis immediately following the General Conference, he said, but perhaps before the end of the year.Yambasu, however, was confident that United Methodists in Africa, where the denomination is growing fastest, will support the proposal.“I believe 100% of Africans will support this proposal,” he said. “I’m very positive about that.” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Why schism? 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Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel COVID-19, Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopalians respond to black Americans’ disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths with lament, community action, advocacy, spiritual care 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Racial Justice & Reconciliation The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 1, 2020 Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Members of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, gather May 2 to package and distribute food for the local community. Photo: Carl Harper[Episcopal News Service] Grappling with the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 virus on black Americans, Episcopalians are responding with formal lament, community engagement, advocacy and spiritual care.Over 350 people attended the first of three online webinars, “A Cry to God Together: Lament in the Time of COVID-19” hosted by the Diocese of Atlanta’s Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. It will host its final webinar in the series on June 2, featuring Atlanta Bishop Robert C. Wright.The webinars were designed “to publicly proclaim a sense of the grief and loss and anger and then be open to some possibility for transformation,” Executive Director Catherine Meeks told Episcopal News Service. “We are more likely to be open to transformation if we’re honest about where we are.”Meeks called national statistics revealing that African Americans are dying at 2.4 times the rate of whites from the coronavirus “disturbing, but not surprising because of all the factors that have grown out of our history and the lack of concern for black people that makes resources scarce. When you get hit by something like this virus, all the vulnerabilities show up.”Included among those vulnerabilities are longstanding stressors, such as systemic racism, poverty and lack of access to adequate education and health care. The COVID-19 virus has added another layer of stress, she said.The need to lament “grew out of hearing people saying, ‘Well, we just have to do this until we get back to normal.’ There’s no normal to get back to,” Meeks said. “We’ve got to move forward. We have lost some ways of being and there’s a lot to grieve, but if we don’t pay attention and do that work, we will flounder a long time.”Similarly, the Rev. Ron Byrd, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Black Ministries, said he has begun online monthly check-ins with clergy of African descent to offer “an opportunity to share their grief, share their challenges, share their opportunities, share what they’re doing to share with others in this age of COVID-19.”Emerging on the pandemic’s other side will be a hybrid of traditional church and new technologies, along with fresh expressions of stewardship, advocacy and missional opportunities, he said.“We are not entering a new normal, but a new reality,” Byrd told ENS. “For African Americans in general, and clergy of color in particular, we don’t want to go back to normal. Normal was not serving us.”In Philadelphia: Historic strength, community engagementIn Philadelphia, where black patients are dying at a 30% higher rate than white patients, the Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw, in mid-May, averaged three COVID-19-related funerals a week for three weeks.Administering spiritual care to the bereaved while wearing a mask and social distancing with only a handful of family members present “creates a terrible barrier,” he said. He recalled one such service at a local funeral home with “a widow sitting in front of her husband’s casket, bereaved and sobbing. Neither I nor family members could really go to her to offer her any type of physical support.”Additional stressors include “providing care for those who are suffering, dying, those who have died, and just tending to those who are sick, or staying in touch with those who might have lost their jobs and be suffering hardships financially and providing food for them,” he said.For spiritual sustenance Shaw, rector of the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, harks back to the church’s roots. The congregation was founded in 1792 by Absalom Jones, The Episcopal Church’s first black priest. Jones, a former slave, worked tirelessly among victims of a yellow fever outbreak in 1793.“We are continually inspired by the ministry of Blessed Absalom, especially during this time of COVID-19,” Shaw told ENS during a recent telephone interview. “Blessed Absalom’s commitment to the community during the yellow fever epidemic fuels our passion, dedication and witness to serving God’s people today.”Shaw has shifted Bible study and worship online, on Sundays, as well as daily morning meditations and evening compline. Church partnerships with the Overbrook West Neighbors Community Development Corporation and Project Isaiah have meant that “we help provide food to seniors and those people in the community who are suffering financially. A truck delivers weekly meals — at least 1,000 boxes of food were distributed just last week.”Additionally, the church will serve as a testing site for the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, a group offering free testing to the community, Shaw said. “Every week seems to be different; I don’t always know in advance what the needs might be, but we are standing ready and willing to assist.”In Raleigh: A vision of ‘worship, wisdom, work’In Raleigh, North Carolina, the COVID-19 virus may have temporarily emptied the parking lot and shuttered doors at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, but the 500-member congregation’s focus has remained steady: “We give worship to God, we receive wisdom from God and we work alongside God.”St. Ambrose’s rector, the Rev. Jemonde Taylor, said volunteers recently experienced a sense of communion when assembling and distributing 11,500 boxes of food in the community.After a brief morning prayer service, volunteers made “the connection between the worship we did in the past when we gathered and that this is the worship we do now, keeping us connected now that the church is scattered.”In a state where twice as many African Americans as whites are living in poverty, are unemployed and are food insecure, the church’s outreach has focused on alleviating hunger and advocating for housing relief, primarily through community partnerships.In North Carolina, African Americans represent 22% of the state’s population but account for 39% of COVID-19 deaths.Concerns about social isolation as well as the concrete needs of the most vulnerable have translated into door-to-door food distribution, Forward Day by Day drop-offs and friendly greetings through windows — not just for parishioners but the community in general, he said. Forward Day by Day is a lectionary-based collection of daily Christian meditations, published quarterly by Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church.“We have the same concerns as everyone — isolation, being lonely,” Taylor said. “I talked with one parishioner in her 90s who wonders if she will ever worship in St. Ambrose again. At her age, she is wondering if her last Sunday in our worship space was March 8th,” after which in-person worship was temporarily suspended.Prayer meetings and other spiritual resources, including a coronavirus-inspired sheltering-in-place Bible study, have been offered online and via telephone, he said. “We began with Noah’s Ark, the great story of quarantine and sheltering in place — eight people in a big boat with all of the animals for a long time,” he said.Advocacy: The church’s responsibilityThe Rev. Kim Jackson, interim vicar of Church of the Common Ground, which meets in a downtown Atlanta park, said at least nine COVID-19 cases and one death had been reported among her chronically homeless congregation.The church has a responsibility to lament on their behalf, she told viewers of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing’s May 19 webinar. “Their energy is focused on surviving,” she said. “What does it mean to be in a space where survival is your fundamental purpose and goal, so you can’t pause and cry out in the ways you might want to?”She questioned why such COVID-19-inspired changes as housing the homeless in empty motels and early prisoner release hadn’t happened before the virus. “If we could do that today, we could have been doing it all along,” she said.The Rev. Charles Wynder Jr., The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for social justice and advocacy engagement on reconciliation, justice and creation care, agreed.“Lamentation is an important part of our ability to grieve,” and so is advocacy against such long-standing systemic inequities as racism, poverty, lack of access to education and healthcare,” Wynder said. “Advocacy is critical to our ability to come through this and come out on the other side equipped to be able to live and to be positioned for human flourishing. The question is, What is the church willing to do?”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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1 COMMENT TAGSsuper bowltheconversation.com Previous articleIn defense of “the rat race”Next articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR February 6, 2018 at 12:30 am Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I wondered why my husband was not watching the Super Bowl Game yesterday, and I asked him why didn’t he have it on. He said we can’t get that channel to come in, on free tv. We get about 60 channels, but that wasn’t one of them. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply In just 50 years, the Super Bowl has become one of the biggest “shared experiences” in American culture, up there with attending religious services, voting in presidential elections and playing Pokémon Go.But curiously, many of the tens of millions who tune in don’t actually want to watch football.Perhaps it’s because the game itself has never been all that exciting, with the outcome rarely a close call. As a response, it seems the NFL has created a thriving, celebratory atmosphere around the game.So how did a battle of gridiron gladiators become second fiddle to a flashy spectacle of singers, fireworks, and advertisements?The Super (boring) BowlThe Super Bowl is generally super boring – at least, in terms of the typically lopsided score. The game is so boring that a rehash of all 50 of the past Super Bowls finds that the average margin of victory is more than 14 points. Only 18 of the games have been decided by seven points or fewer, while only seven have been settled by a field goal or less.The first 20 Super Bowls produced only five close games, and criticisms of the lack of parity in the other 15 drowned out the excitement of the handful of close contests. The average margin of victory for Super Bowls I to XX was over two touchdowns. Sports columnists in the 1970s and 1980s dismissed Super Bowls as “hopelessly” and “unbearably dull,” “sleep-inducing” and “lacking high drama.” Even former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle admitted that the day was “probably more of an event than simply a game.”Still, by the 1980s, the Super Bowl had become a de facto American holiday. But much of the public remained indifferent about the game itself. For example, prior to Super Bowl XXI, one poll indicated that 40 percent of viewers didn’t even care who won.The show must go onBecause of its inability to consistently guarantee a reasonably competitive championship game, the NFL decided to ramp up the production of a spectacle, with expensive – sometimes controversial – halftime shows and pregame showcases distracting from the football.Super Bowl halftime performances started out as relatively simple affairs featuring university marching bands and faded pop stars. But as early as Super Bowl XI in 1977 – when the league contracted with the Walt Disney Company to produce a halftime show titled “It’s a Small World” – the NFL began to craft a new production template.‘It’s a Small World’ was the first highly produced Super Bowl halftime show.The 1993 halftime show for Super Bowl XXVII featured pop icon Michael Jackson, the first in a long list of high-energy halftime productions built around top musical artists. Megastars of all genres suddenly began to covet a Super Bowl gig. The headliners of these shows soon took their own steps to redirect the focus of millions of television viewers away from football and onto themselves, whether it was Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunctionduring Super Bowl XXXVIII or Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 political statement. This year, the NFL will shell out US$10 million to produce Lady Gaga’s halftime show.The NFL’s schemes for pumping up off-field excitement rather than relying on the drama (or, more frequently, the lack of drama) on the field soon moved to other aspects of the event. The national anthem soon became its own highly produced and coveted gig, joining pregame fireworks and military flyovers.Whitney Houston’s booming rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Super Bowl XXV, performed weeks after the U.S. entered the Gulf War, set a new standard.Not everyone could live up to Houston’s example. At Super Bowl XLV, Christina Aguilera wilted in the spotlight when she forgot the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” stealing some of the postgame commentary of what turned out to be one of the closer games, a 31-to-25 victory by the Green Bay Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers.A commercialized holiday just like the rest?The NFL’s strategic marriage to television has also diverted attention away from the game on the field. In 1967, advertising rates for a 30-second commercial spot cost a modest $42,500.In the years since, they’ve escalated to become the most expensive advertising time in the history of television. After 1985, in response to the huge impact of Apple’s legendary “1984” commercial, advertising rates soared to over $500,000 for a 30-second spot. This trend sparked the emergence of the “Ad Bowl,” an unofficial but hyper-intense marketing competition to produce the most creative and memorable television commercial targeting the Super Bowl’s enormous captive audience, which hit 111.9 million viewers last year. Within a decade of the debut of “1984,” advertising rates doubled to $1 million for a 30-second spot. For Super Bowl 50 in 2016, the price reached $5 million. The Ad Bowl has further eroded the focus on football, drawing in viewers who claim that they watch the game more for the commercials.In recent years, the Super Bowl has actually become much more competitive: Seven points or fewer have decided six of the last 10 games.Yet better games haven’t produced an audience primarily interested in good football. A 2016 Huffington Post poll found that millennials were less likely to be interested in “the game itself” than in the commercials and the halftime show. The same poll showed that the older you are, the more important football is in your Super Bowl celebration.Interestingly, a similar trend of commercialization seems to now color most holidays. Independence Day, Labor Day and Memorial Day celebrations have become less about honoring the men and women who serve our country and more about backyard barbecues. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day have become more about mattress sales and three-day weekends than recognizing those individuals’ great deeds. The same flurry of commercialism has dampened the religious foundations of Thanksgiving and Christmas.Even with the recent spate of close contests, it’s unlikely we’ll see a major revamping of Super Bowl productions to focus more explicitly on football. To those, however, who hunger for the halcyon days of old when Super Bowl Sunday was about the contest on the gridiron – and not the hoopla at halftime or the barrage of ads – we’d point out that a quality football game has almost never been the core component of this distinctly American holiday. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! By Peter M. Hopsicker, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University and Mark Dyreson, Professor of Kinesiology, Affiliate Professor of History, Director of Research and Educational Programs for the Penn State Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Pennsylvania State University.Editor’s Note: This story was first published in theconversation.com LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter National37.3 million (+2.7%)34.6 million (+2.4%)2.9 million (+5.5%)1.8 million (+2.9%)$2.32/g BUSIEST AIRPORT PICK-UP LOCATIONS FOR RENTAL CARS(According to HERTZ data from 2016) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Los Angeles (LAX)San Francisco (SFO)Orlando (MCO)Atlanta (ATL)Denver (DEN) Many Memorial Day Vacationers Traveling Abroad this YearWhile the vast majority of travelers are planning a Memorial Day road trip, many other Americans will take an extended vacation and travel internationally.Europe is among the most popular vacations booked with AAA this year. Multiple European countries landed on our top 10 due to pent-up demand and continued favorable exchange rates. TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND(Based on AAA travel bookings) Orlando, FloridaRome, ItalyLondon, EnglandDublin, IrelandVancouver, CanadaSeattle, WashingtonLas Vegas, NevadaNew York, New YorkParis, FranceHonolulu, Hawaii LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Memorial DayTravel VolumesTotalAutoAirOtherGas Prices(Memorial Day 2016) Percentages are comparisons to Memorial Day 2016 Travel Volume TAGSMemorial Day Previous articleNOAA: Expect an active hurricane seasonNext articleLocal builders partner with Habitat for Humanity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Memorial Day travel hits highest peak in over a decadeFrom AAAAAA projects 2.08 million Floridians are preparing to travel 50 miles or more this weekend for Memorial Day, an increase of 66,169 people (3.3%) from last year. Nationwide, 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel, marking the third consecutive year of growth and the largest Memorial Day travel volume in 12 years.“The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “So far in 2017, travel bookings with AAA in Florida are up 17 percent, compared to the same period last year. Higher confidence, rising wages, and recent gas price declines have bolstered consumer spending, leaving many Americans with more money to spend on travel this Memorial Day.”The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29. The busiest travel days are expected to be Thursday, Friday and Monday, as many Americans enjoy an extended weekend.By the Numbers:2017 will mark the third consecutive year of growth in Memorial Day travel with 2.7 percent more travelers than last year.Travel volumes for all modes of transportation are forecast to be the highest since 2005.34.6 million Americans (88.1 percent of travelers) will drive to their destinations, an increase of 2.5 percent over last year.2.9 million Americans will fly, increasing air travel by 5.5 percent over last year.1.75 million travelers – an increase 3.2 percent from 2016 – will take other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses.Motorists will find the highest Memorial Day gas prices in two years.Florida gas prices are rising after declining for 31 consecutive days. Florida’s state average of $2.31 is 6 cents more than what motorists paid on Memorial Day 2016.Airfares, car rental rates and mid-range hotels are all trending higher than last Memorial Day. Florida2.08 million (+3.3%)1.86 million (+3.1%)163,281 (+6.5%)60,706 (+0.7%)$2.25/g Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Gas Prices on the Rise; Will Remain Slightly Higher Than Last YearMotorists will find the highest Memorial Day gas prices in two yearsOn Memorial Day 2016, gas prices averaged $2.32 nationwide and $2.25 in Florida.At press time on Wednesday, May 24, gas prices averaged $2.37 nationwide and $2.31 in Florida.Click here for today’s gas price averages near you.Even if gas prices stay above last year’s levels, they should remain well below the prices seen on Memorial Day 2015.The cost to fill an average-size tank of gas with regular unleaded fuel in Florida is $34.65 – $1 more than last year’s holiday.Florida’s average price rose on Monday, snapping a 31-day streak of declines for a total discount of 16 cents.Despite slightly higher gas prices this year, the vast majority of travelers (88.1 percent) are planning to hit the road for the holiday weekend.Automobile travel will grow by 2.5 percent this Memorial Day, with 34.6 million Americans planning a holiday road trip – the most in 12 years.“Gas prices are now rising alongside oil prices, due to another week of declining crude oil and gasoline stocks, and rising demand,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fuel prices should follow an upward path through the rest of the week, the rate of which will depend on the outcome of today’s OPEC meeting on production cuts. Regardless, gas prices should not fluctuate to levels that would cause Americans to alter their holiday travel plans.”Large Increases in Flying and Travel by Other Modes this Memorial DayWhile road trips continue to reign supreme for Memorial Day, more Americans will fly, ride the train or bus, or take a cruise vacation compared to last year.The share for air travel will record the largest year-over-year growth among all transportation modes, climbing 5.7 percent from 2016.This marks the fourth consecutive year of holiday air travel growth, due to Americans’ increased confidence in spending their rising incomes on taking a flight, which tends to be a more expensive mode of travel compared to auto, train or bus.2.9 million Americans will fly to their destination – an increase of 152,000 from last year.Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will increase 3.2 percent, to 1.75 million travelers.Airfares, Hotel and Car Rental Rates on the RiseAccording to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes will be 9 percent higher this Memorial Day, with an average round trip ticket landing at $181.Hotel costs have also increased since last Memorial Day, with the average AAA Three Diamond Rated hotel costing $215, or 18 percent more than last year.More Americans Plan to Rent Cars for their Holiday Road Trips this YearAAA’s car rental bookings are 19 percent higher than last Memorial Day.According to Hertz, the busiest day for car rental pick-ups is expected to be Friday, May 26, based on last year’s data.Daily car rental rates will average $66, which is 7 percent more than last year. 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The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter September 30, 2017 at 5:31 am Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here James1958 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Blue Darters Previous articleWounded Officers Initiative and Ministerial Alliance partner for BBQNext articleCity outlines storm debris removal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opens district play with a clarifying winIt’s been a confusing and detached season for the Apopka Blue Darters. The September schedule was highlighted by rain/lightning delays, postponements, cancellations due to Hurricane Irma and unusual opponents like Miami Norland, and the Lakeland Dreadnaughts. Despite the disorienting nature of the early season, Apopka managed a 3-1 record, but as the rain and wind of the early season subsided, the clarity of district play came into view tonight.In contrast to the early season, district play is simple. There are four teams in District 8A-4: Apopka, Evans, Wekiva, and West Orange. The four teams play a three-game round-robin. The team with the best record wins the district and goes to the state playoffs. Easy.Apopka seemed to like the simplicity of district play, as they blasted the Evans Trojans 57-12 to open district play 1-0 and improve its overall record to 4-1. Evans fell to 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the district.The Blue Darter quick strike offense returned when sophomore tight end Jalen Carter took a handoff on a trick play and rumbled 50 yards for a touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage. Running Back Eric Wright scampered past Evans defenders for the two-point conversion, and Apopka took an 8-0 lead with only 22 seconds expiring.The Apopka defense stopped a fourth down conversion when junior defensive tackle slammed into Evans senior quarterback Deandre Moody, giving Apopka the ball on downs.With great field position, Blue Darter quarterback Jackson Darlington ran up the middle 28 yards for the second Apopka touchdown of the evening with 8:19 left in the first quarter. Darlington also rushed into the end zone for the two-point conversion to double the Apopka lead to 16-0.Evans answered on the next drive with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Moody to senior running back Daryl Tramel on a fourth down conversion. The extra point failed, and the quarter ended with Apopka ahead 16-6.Early in the second quarter, Apopka took advantage of a muffed punt and started its drive on the Evans 10-yard-line. After an illegal procedure penalty and a fumbled snap, freshman running back Eric Wright took a double reverse to the end zone. The extra point failed, but Apopka extended its lead to 22-6 with 9:17 remaining in the second quarter.After a three-and-out by the Trojan offense, the Blue Darters marched 68 yards on five plays, featuring a 36-yard run by Wright. Junior running back Cornelius Williams went untouched around right end for a 10-yard touchdown run. Williams also slammed into Trojan defenders and into the end zone to successfully complete the two-point conversion to give the Blue Darters a 30-6 lead with 5:51 left in the second quarter. On the very next drive, Wright sailed into the end zone again from 30 yards out. The extra point missed, but Apopka led 36-6.Just before the half ended, Moody ran five yards for a Trojan touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, and the half ended with Apopka in control 36-12.The Blue Darters kept the offensive onslaught in gear on their very first drive of the second half, going 52 yards in eight plays, with Darlington scoring his second touchdown of the game on a 5-yard run. Freshman kicker Titus Vandiver added the extra point to give Apopka a 43-12 lead with 6:26 remaining in the third quarter.Darlington hit Shaderrick Bradford on a touchdown pass to open the fourth quarter. Vandiver added the extra point and Apopka led 50-12, and after an interception by sophomore strong safety Billy Riley, the Blue Darters piled it on when Apopka running back Reshard Sibley scored with less than five minutes remaining on a 5-yard run. Vandiver made the extra point, and Apopka closed out the rout 57-12.The Blue Darters travel to Jacksonville to play the Mandarin Mustangs in a non-district game next week. Mandarin is 2-3 on the season. Kickoff is at 7 pm. 1 COMMENT Wonderful, great game guys Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictWhile rainfall has not reached record-breaking levels, June continued a trend of higher-than-average rainfall for counties within the St. Johns River Water Management District. A full hydrological report was presented during today’s governing board meeting.The district has received above-average rain for nine of the past 12 months, with areas of unusually high rainfall in parts of St. Johns, Flagler and Brevard counties. The districtwide 12-month rainfall total is 13.5 inches above average.Flagler County had the highest 12-month rainfall total, with 72 inches.Seminole County had the highest monthly rainfall, at 8.8 inches, followed by Putnam, with 8.7 inches, and Brevard, with 8.6 inches.Even the driest counties, which include Alachua, Bradford and Indian River, experienced more than 6 inches of rain during June.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay.Connect with the SJRWMD on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSRainfallSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleDistrict Board votes to reduce tax rate for sixth consecutive year Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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 Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment!
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply In the waning minutes of the 2019 legislative session. Rep. Jamie Grant, R-Tampa, grafted a raft of amendments imposing restrictions on petition-gatherers onto an unrelated bill.House Bill 5 was quickly adopted by the House and hustled over to the Senate and approved.The new rules extend the state’s voter registration system to petition-gathering, requiring citizen initiative organizations sponsoring signature drives have their own numbered, serialized petitions provided by county elections offices.HB 5 requires petition-gathers to have a permanent Florida address, bars out-of-state entities from ballot campaigns, and prohibits signature gatherers from being paid on a per-petition basis.The rules went into effect July 1 and have been cited by at least one sponsor of a prospective 2020 ballot measure as “an unconstitutional alteration of the initiative petition process.”Make It Legal Florida (MILF), the committee sponsoring a proposed constitutional amendment seeking to legalize recreational marijuana, has filed a lawsuit challenging the rules, which it says have forced it to withdraw from November’s ballot.This year, Grant isn’t waiting until the session’s last day to slip amendments into a bill to further restrict the petition-gathering and initiative process.On Thursday, he championed a bill crafted before fellow members of the House Judiciary Committee that would raise the threshold of voter petitions to trigger language review, require disclosure of “out-of-state participation” and shorten the time petition signatures are valid.The House Judiciary Committee subsequently approved PCB JDC 20-01 in a 12-6 partisan vote. Depending on how it fares in a legal review, it could be on a rocket-docket for the House floor.The bill would not increase the number of verified petition signatures needed to make the ballot – currently 766,200, a number updated annually based on voter turnout in the previous election – but it would increase the threshold for triggering the mandated Supreme Court review of ballot language from 10 percent (76,000) to 50 percent (383,000).The measure would require sponsors to pay local supervisors of elections offices for the signature verification and reduce the amount of time petition signatures are valid from two years to Feb. 1 of even-numbered years.Grant argued the 50-percent threshold would save taxpayer dollars by ensuring the Supreme Court only reviews measures likely to make the ballot and said gatherers would still have almost two years to meet signature requirements if they begin drives after even-year elections.Grant said it should be “really hard to amend the constitution.”“The Florida Constitution should be owned by the citizens of Florida,” he said, claiming out-of-state groups spend millions to convince state residents to amend the constitution.Grant’s comments drew sharp criticism from committee Democrats and advocacy group representatives.Floridians for Freedom chair Jodi James said the Supreme Court’s language review is a pivotal step in gaining legitimacy and supporter.“Until I get to 10 percent, nobody is going to write me a big check,” she said, claiming the 50 percent threshold is too high.AFL-CIO Legislative Director Rich Templin said the 50 percent threshold is designed to “kill” citizens’ capacity to petition for change. He disputed Grant’s contention that the process is dominated by deep-pocket, mostly liberal, groups, noting the point of the petition process is to ensure the constitution is not manipulated by special interests but by the people.“None of that has changed, but what we did with those changes is we actually took the process away from the people and made it now a wholly-owned process by the millionaires and billionaires,” Templin said. “No one can collect those (signatures) with volunteers anymore.” The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! By John Haughey | The Center Square Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAmendmentsFlorida LegislaturePetitions Previous articleBrush Up On Your Pet Dental Knowledge With Pet SupermarketNext articleMartin Luther King Jr. – A life unfinished Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily “COPY” 2003 CopyAbout this officeCorreia/Ragazzi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCaniçadaHousesPortugalPublished on May 22, 2008Cite: “House in Gerês / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos” 22 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Norway Area: 360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Triangle House / JVA Text description provided by the architects. This house is situated with views towards the sea between the branches of the surrounding pine-forest. The permitted aerial building lines define the plan and even the heights of the roofline. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWhile the exterior views are singularly framed by the window openings, closely related to individual spaces, the interior is treated in a more fluent way with overlapping sequences of space and light in section and plan. This duality of focal and flow is the theme of the building. Save this picture!The exterior cladding of wooden panels is related to guideline of the window openings. The interior is clad with OSB-boards, the floors are cast in concrete and partly covered with sisal mats. Save this picture!The bathrooms are paneled with brushed aluminum panes and mirrors. A vast collection of books will cover the walls and soften the acoustics. The owners claim that they sleep very well in this house.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessRemota Hotel / Germán del SolSelected ProjectsAlison Brooks Architects present new buildings for LiverpoolArticles Share Architects: JVA Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!+ 23 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/3763/triangle-house-jva Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/3763/triangle-house-jva Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJVAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodNesoddenHousesNorwayPublished on July 21, 2008Cite: “Triangle House / JVA” 21 Jul 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily “COPY” 2006 “COPY” Area: 412 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States Text description provided by the architects. Capturing the beautiful weather of Southern California and the unobstructed ocean views of La Jolla, 2inns explore the spatial qualities of a continuous interior-exterior space in the private realms of two identical adjacent houses. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAThough the private and public domain is clearly defined, the distinct presence of the two volumes is meant to encourage a sentient response to the natural and built environment of the neighborhood. Save this picture!Stepped back from the street, the houses carve into the existing topography. The exposed C.I.P. concrete sub-level forms the Base that extends from the front lawn to the hil l in the back, opening a dramatic ‘light well’ in the work/play area. Elevated from the street, the Main level is enclosed by twenty-f ive ful l height glass panels, which slide away on an automated track, creating a continuous open plane that connects the back garden to the ocean views. This feature transforms the kitchen, living and dining areas into a complete exterior space whi le maintaining privacy from the street. A suspended IPE wood clad top level performs as the Canopy. This wood ‘jewel box’ houses the sleeping quarters and frames the water views whi le providing shade to the space below. Save this picture!The strong relationship to the terrain and the views from the site allows 2inns to remain anchored whi le projecting outward. Formally, the spatial arrangement is defined by the material ity of each volume and the use of negative space. The public realm transforms into a void that slices the buildings horizontal ly, further accentuating the concrete and wood-clad masses of the remaining spaces.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessBrad Pitt’s Make It Right presents duplex homes for NOLAArticlesCascade House / Paul Raff StudioArticles Share 2Inns / Sebastian Mariscal Studio Houses CopyHouses•San Diego, United States Projects Architects: Sebastian Mariscal Studio Area Area of this architecture project Year: CopyAbout this officeSebastian Mariscal StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan DiegoWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 07, 2009Cite: “2Inns / Sebastian Mariscal Studio” 07 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Andrei Margulescu+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35966/vila-n-syaa Clipboard “COPY” Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSYAAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBucharestHouses3D ModelingRomaniaPublished on September 24, 2009Cite: “Vila N / SYAA” 24 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101226/black-white-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Ardex, Benjamin Moore, Fleetwood, Gaggenau, James Hardie, KWC, Kawneer, Lightolier, Miele, Omnia Industries, Metric Home, Wayne DaltonText description provided by the architects. The Black White Residence inhabits the masonry shell of an existing house. Focusing the design concept around ruins and exploring the idea of aperture, the glass temples, black frames, and white stucco provide a stark contrast to the natural surroundings, all the while offering views to the landscape beyond. The design program called for renovations on the first floor level and the addition of a second level with a significantly smaller footprint. More photographs and drawings following the break. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumAlluding to the Acropolis, four modern glass temples emerge from a white stucco plinth as volumes of light, and define space between each other. These volumes of light are stitched together by a circulation core sheathed in black that extends to cradle each space. The volumes are instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyThe glass volumes of the upper level and windows incised into the main level stucco plinth are thought of as lenses to the landscape. Facing the street side of the site, long thin ‘census’ windows give focus to the measured cadence of tree trunks while editing views to passing vehicles. Above, the glass volumes provide panoramic views to the tree canopy and sky above. To the rear yard, one glass volume slices through the plinth to frame unencumbered two story views.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Bjarke Ingels Discusses Darwinism And DesignArticlesVideo: eCloud Sculpture at San Jose International AirportArticles Share ArchDaily Photographs: Paul Warchol Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: David Jameson Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects United States CopyAbout this officeDavid Jameson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBethesdaRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 04, 2011Cite: “Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect” 04 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg ABSave this projectSaveVilla Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB CopyHouses•Stockholm, Sweden Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/129217/villa-oscar-smedshammarholmberg-ab Clipboard Area: 272 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 Save this picture!© Anders Holmberg+ 35 Share Projects Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/129217/villa-oscar-smedshammarholmberg-ab Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs: Anders HolmbergText description provided by the architects. House Oscar is a villa designed for one private family, located on a site by the water on Stora Essingen in central Stockholm, Sweden. The house has three levels with the entrance on the second floor. Due to the high density of houses in the neighborhood the house has three semi closed facades, but is wide open with a glass facade towards the seaside in southwest. The social areas are all situated towards the southwest façade, with a view over the sea Mälaren. The house has either a balcony or terrace on each floor, to maximum the view over the nice surroundings.Save this picture!© Anders HolmbergRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82On the third floor there is an open roof terrace and on the second level a balcony outside the kitchen. Different ceiling heights between the social rooms create a dynamics together with the straight stair case connecting the floors. Even the stair well frames the sea view as you have the water in sight as you walk down and the sky in sight when you walk up. The house is formed in the shape of a cube with voids for the balcony and terrace. Because of the beams and columns continuing the shape of a cube on the third floor terrace, it creates a feeling of being in a room. Save this picture!© Anders HolmbergAnders HolmbergProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Villa Under Extension / OFIS ArhitektiArticlesDelugan Meissl Associated Architects Vol. 1 / Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsArticles Share Year: Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB Architects: smedshammar+Holmberg AB Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officesmedshammar+Holmberg ABOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStockholmHousesSwedenPublished on April 21, 2011Cite: “Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB” 21 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Architects: Dick van Gameren architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/167460/myriad-syntax-and-tunga-dick-van-gameren-architecten Clipboard Housing Myriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architecten Photographs: Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. Myriad stands out from the other urban villas in the inner area of the Funenpark grounds due to its varied programme. The six-storey building contains twelve four- and five-room dwellings and ten smaller two- and three-room apartments. The block with twenty-two apartments is made of up of thirteen different types of dwellings. Save this picture!Myriad schemeRecommended ProductsFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesThe larger apartments were constructed as single-family residences. The six maisonettes at ground level each have an outer area bordering the green car-free space between the residential blocks. The other six family residences are detached houses located on the roof of the fourth storey. A small square on the roof, containing trees and a few paths, connect these houses with the centrally located area where stairways and lift can be accessed. Save this picture!plans and sectionsEach of the two storeys situated in between contains five apartments located on opposite sides of an inner passageway that stretches from façade to façade. The way the building block was constructed is evident on the outside: the twelve family dwellings stand out due to the variety of colours used in the brick façades and masonry bond patterns, thus emphasizing their individual characters. The two intermediate storeys, on the other hand, suggest the communal character of an apartment complex: continuous glass fronts between strips of preformed steel create a neutral filter between the city and the apartment. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgSyntax en Tunga are two identical apartment buildings with three storeys resting on a semi-underground storage level on the edge of Funenpark. Ten apartments and a maisonette are located around a central area that gives stairway and lift access. The apartments’ outdoor areas face the park as much as possible. Text provided by Dick van Gameren architecten.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessBifurcating Ecologies / Kenneth To – Wendy W FokArticlesFoster + Partners open studio for Open House LondonArticlesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing• Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/167460/myriad-syntax-and-tunga-dick-van-gameren-architecten Clipboard Myriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architectenSave this projectSaveMyriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architecten ArchDaily 2009 “COPY” “COPY” Projects Year: CopyAbout this officeDick van Gameren architectenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingPublished on September 17, 2011Cite: “Myriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architecten” 17 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218911/house-reduction-make-architecture-studio Clipboard Area: 215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Peter Bennetts Text description provided by the architects. This is our first house reduction. Located in a dense, inner urban area, the efficient planning of this house has meant that there was an actual reduction in its internal footprint. As an alternative to the large ‘box on back’ extension, this project looks at how smaller spaces and multifunctional rooms can provide a large family with the space they need. We see the move towards smaller, more flexible houses as an essential response to conserve resources and reduce carbon footprints.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsExternal screens are used to provide flexibility and to allow the living space to expand and contract. The screens also protect the house from the busy road at the rear of the property and can be pulled across to shade the house in summer. Built in daybeds and joinery maximise the efficiency of the house and provide wonderful places to sit and enjoy the sun.Save this picture!diagram 01Project gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ ExhibitionArticles’Grenade’ Inflatable Pavilion Proposal / SITBON ArchitectesArticles Share 2011 “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 19 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Australia Architects: Studio Bright Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218911/house-reduction-make-architecture-studio Clipboard Year: House Reduction / Studio Bright Projects Photographs House Reduction / Studio BrightSave this projectSaveHouse Reduction / Studio Bright Houses CopyAbout this officeStudio BrightOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on March 22, 2012Cite: “House Reduction / Studio Bright” 22 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Projects United States Photographs: David Matheson The house sits on a dense site facing Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Our clients were keen to be fully cognizant of this amazing setting in all areas of the home. As such the house was conceived as a central room comprised of the courtyard, living room, and bedroom, bordered by niche spaces for the kitchen, breakfast nook, office and master bath. Fully folding doors/walls adjacent to the courtyard from the living room and bedroom literally open the full space up, and the rhythmic edge of vertical screen elements (solid mahogany and steel) create a loose border that stretches and compresses along its lengths.Save this picture!© David MathesonViewed at an angle, the screen reads opaque, but viewed closely or straight through, the screen is visibly porous allowing both light and air to travel through and across the central space. All other rooms on the main floor abut this border screen, creating a reference of place throughout the house, and providing a dynamic reading of visual connections as one moves through the space. This central heart of the house is protected from strong seawater winds of the ocean by a glass roof, designed to allow for clear views upward and to maintain a warm center space.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe steel columns that anchor the steel cable and strut trusses are integrated into the vertical wood screen – matching the changing rhythm and yet independently identified by a deep charcoal color. When a sweeping breeze is needed, the large sliding windows between the office and the courtyard are easily opened to allow full cross-ventilation. The house lives and breathes through the courtyard, and our clients live fully in this “large” room, even soaking in the Japanese Ofuro installed beneath the glass roof to watch the evening sky.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe second floor is accessed by an exterior cantilever stair, which is structurally and materially integrated into the vertical screen system. Atop the house is a small second floor enclosure between two porches with dramatic views. This space is primarily used as a meditation room – and the large scooped skylight draws attention towards the changing blue of the sky and movement of the stars. Hidden below the inset Tatami floor is a guest mattress, ready to be revealed for guests to sleep among the cypress treetops.Save this picture!© David MathesonProject gallerySee allShow lessConnect:Homes Offers Affordable, Modern, Sustainable HomesArticlesRigshospitalet Hospital Expansion / 3XN Architects + aarhus architectsArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239007/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States Architects: Dirk Denison Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeDirk Denison ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesCarmel-by-the-Sea3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on May 30, 2012Cite: “Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects” 30 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
New Zealand “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/370937/new-urban-village-proposal-zotov-and-co Clipboard CopyAbout this officeZotov & CoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectUrbanismUrban DesignResidential ArchitectureHousingChristchurchHousingUrban DesignResidentialNew ZealandPublished on May 12, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co” 12 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 360 m² Area: 360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: CopyEngineer:Quintin Tonnard, Espacio ConstructiesContractor:Bouwbedrijf AalbersPlot:6500 m2Design Team:Maxim Winkelaar, Bob Ronday, Jurgen van DenderenCity:DoornMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chiel de NooyerRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaTimber Cladding on Stadtcasino Basel ExtensionWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsWoodEGGERWooden Decors for DUO Optik Interior Design The house with the two faces Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob RondaySave this projectSaveManor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob RondaySave this picture!© Chiel de NooyerHouses, Renovation•Doorn, Architects: Bob Ronday, Maxim Winkelaar Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/418020/manor-doorn-maxim-winkelaar-bob-ronday Clipboard Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/418020/manor-doorn-maxim-winkelaar-bob-ronday Clipboard Year: 2009 Houses photographs: Chiel de NooyerPhotographs: Chiel de Nooyer+ 11 Share “COPY” 2009 Save this picture!© Chiel de Nooyer In the middle of the forests in the heart of The Netherlands is an extraordinary residence. The residence was recently renovated with the focus on sustainability done by the architects Bob Ronday and Maxim Winkelaar. The residence is built in the early 20th century and the house is characterized in an English cottage style with white painted walls and a thatched roof. On the plot is also a double garage in the style of the house and all is surrounded by a large, beautifully landscaped garden. The house has received over the past one hundred years several different renovations. Save this picture!© Chiel de NooyerThe most rigorous conversion is done in the 1970s and the character of the house changed by the addition of an oversized constructed porch. The client wanted a house that is both livable and sustainable. One of the requirements was that all living areas are located on the ground floor. So, that in the near future, the house will become easily accessible when they get older. The design was carefully mapped out so that parts of the house could be reused, so nothing is carelessly removed out of the building. Besides a thorough renovation of the house the existing porch received a new façade and with a new extension. Save this picture!© Chiel de NooyerThe finishing and detailing of the existing porch was very dated, but the location and orientation in relation to the other living areas, was very useable. We used this space for the main bedroom with en suite bathroom and a spa / wellness. The façade of the new extension is clad in an Accoya ® wood, a sustainable new product which is thoroughly modified and holds 50 years or longer. Accoya ® is proclaimed to a Cradle to cradle material. Because of its location in the forest rondaywinkelaar placed the Accoya® vertically, so the extension integrates with the surrounding. The wooden facade plays together with the thatched roof. The Accoya ® lath has a mutual distance of 1 inch. This is deliberately done to make the whole less massive. The parapet of the roof is semi-transparent so that part of the house is still visible. Save this picture!Plan A detailed layer on the top of the cladding is the seal of the verticality and makes the whole extension to a subtle box. The porch is partially oriented on the southwest and rondaywinkelaar made folding glass walls. These can be fully opened and increases the inside-outside relationship. Besides recycling of existing material in the house, there is chosen for a home of sustainable energy solutions. In the entire house is a new tile floor with an under floor with a heating system. In the basement is a heat pump placed, the pipes of the system go deep in the ground (approx. 160 meters). The geothermal heat pump uses to heat the home. Together with the under floor heating this makes great energy savings. Besides the heat, the client has chosen for solar energy. The roof of the extension was the perfect location to place the solar energy panels. Besides the choices for the façade and sustainable energy supplies rondaywinkelaar also considered good reuse of existing elements in the house. The kitchen is covered with a new coat of paint and modern appliances, so it received a modern touch and is in a perfect functional condition. The front of the house is fully remained in traditional English cottage style. At the rear where the extension is located the house received a new modern look. By choosing a wooden cladding with large windows frames makes this side a balanced contrast to the existing building. The whole project is a well thought success and it is become a sustainable renovation.Project gallerySee allShow lesseVolo 2014 Skyscraper CompetitionEventPassion House M1 / Arhitekt 11Selected Projects Share Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMaxim WinkelaarOfficeFollowBob RondayOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationDoornHousesRefurbishmentPublished on August 21, 2013Cite: “Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday” 21 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officeAR Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWinchesterHousesUnited KingdomPublished on March 03, 2014Cite: “4 Views / AR Design Studio” 03 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/524606/elemental-s-ochoquebradas-the-spirit-of-the-primitive Clipboard Casa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTALSave this projectSaveCasa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTAL Chile “COPY” CopyElemental’s design for Casa OchoQuebradas draws on the rugged landscape of its site, a cliff on the coast of Chile, to create a rugged, even primitive weekend house design of concrete volumes. Inspired by their idea that “a weekend house is ultimately a kind of retreat where people allowed themselves to suspend the conventions of life and go back to a more essential living,” the house is a simple composition which incorporates such features as a main room which can be opened up to the outdoors and a central open fire.More on Casa OchoQuebradas after the break+ 43Save this picture!© Elemental”To tell the truth, we have been trying lately to be as primitive as possible; in an era where the hunger for novelty is threatening architecture to become immediately obsolete, we are looking for timelessness.” explains Elemental. “In this case, the site and the program allowed for a natural move towards the archaic.”Save this picture!© ElementalSave this picture!© ElementalThe building consists of three volumes: one upright, which hosts the bedrooms and bathrooms; underneath a low, horizontal volume which includes the main living space, with an open fire; connecting the two is a skewed volume that acts as the chimney for the fire.Save this picture!© ElementalThe architects saw this fire as the centerpiece of their design, embodying their desired spirit of primitiveness. They were intent on “not a chimney (which is already something civilized), but a fire (which is one of the most revolutionary yet old achievements of man).”Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© ElementalThe house is mostly poured concrete, with the surface of the roof terrace finished in the same wood used for shuttering. “We expect these pieces to age as a stone, acquiring some of the brutality of the place but still being gentle for people to enjoy nature and life in general,” say the architects.Save this picture!© ElementalSave this picture!SketchesArchitectsELEMENTALLocationLos Vilos, Coquimbo Region, ChilePrinciples in ChargeAlejandro Aravena, Victor Oddó, Gonzalo Aretaga, Diego Torres, Juan CerdaDesign TeamAlexander Frehse, José Esparza, Carlos Portillo, Isaías Moreno, Clémence Pybaro, Suyin ChiaStructural EngineerLuis Soler P. & AsociadosMechanical EngineerGeocav Ltda.Interior DesignElemental / InterdesignClientOcho al Cubo ProjectArea289.0 m2Project Year2014PhotographsCourtesy of ElementalArchitectsELEMENTALProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?ArticlesEscola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Projects Save this picture!© ElementalWritten by Rory Stott Share Houses CopyAbout this officeELEMENTALOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousesLos VilosPritzker Prize 2016ChilePublished on July 07, 2014Cite: Rory Stott. “Casa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTAL” 07 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2013 photographs: Lothar ReichelPhotographs: Lothar ReichelText description provided by the architects. German studio Format Elf Architekten has designed three holiday cottages for a resort in the Bavarian countryside that resemble archetypal pitched-roof barns.
The owners of the Hofgut estate, which offers luxury accom- modation, dining and spa facilities, asked Format Elf Archi- tekten to create the houses for guests looking to stay for lon- ger periods than the existing facilities allowed.The three longhouses (langhäuser) provide more floor space and include a fully-equipped kitchen so guests can cook for themselves.
The houses are designed to evoke agricultural buildings ty- pical in the region and feature pitched roofs that create an archetypal silhouette, „like a kid would draw a house – as simple as it could get.“Save this picture!© Lothar ReichelBlack-stained timber used to clad the structures was chosen to enhance the connection to vernacular buildings and to help them blend in with the dark tones of the surrounding forest.„The silhouettes of the houses are reduced to their essence and have an iconic and sharp appearance,“ architect Stefan Hanninger told Dezeen. „The material of the facade is bla- ckened timber which creates a conceptual bridge to the old weather-beaten barn.“Save this picture!Floor PlanEach of the three buildings employs a similar aesthetic but is differentiated by details such as the arrangement of terraces and window openings that relate to their position on the es- tate.One of the houses is situated on the edge of a pond and fea- tures the lightest finishes and the most glazing.
Another cottage looks out across a sloping field and employs a muted palette of light brown, while the third building nest- led in a woodland clearing has a darker interior with solid materials to reflect its intimate location.Save this picture!© Lothar ReichelRecessed sections of the facades provide sheltered terraces, while protruding volumes with glazed surfaces contain win- dow seats that frame views of the landscape.
Inside the buildings, the pitched roofs create sloping ceilings above double-height living and dining areas.Separate structures inserted inside the simple shells rise to- ward the roofs to provide mezzanine levels that contain an extra bedroom, bathroom or dining space.
All three cottages are surrounded by outdoor areas with fire pits and two of them have bathtubs next to log-burning sto- ves in the living rooms.Save this picture!© Lothar ReichelThe bath in the third cottage is situated in the loft space, be- neath a skylight that enables the guest to look up at the stars while soaking in the tub.Project gallerySee allShow lessDesigning Invisible Architecture: Bird Hides by BiotopeArticlesTicollage City / Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014Architecture News Share Hofgut / Format Elf Architekten Year: Germany Hofgut / Format Elf ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHofgut / Format Elf Architekten ArchDaily CopyHouses•Bad Birnbach, Germany Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/528026/hofgut-format-elf-architekten Clipboard Houses “COPY” “COPY” 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/528026/hofgut-format-elf-architekten Clipboard Photographs Year: CopyAbout this officeFormat Elf ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBad BirnbachHousesGermanyPublished on July 23, 2014Cite: “Hofgut / Format Elf Architekten” 23 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses “COPY” Architects: Proyecto C Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentina CopyHouses•Florida, Argentina CopyAbout this officeProyecto COfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFloridaArgentinaPublished on October 20, 2014Cite: “Beiró House / Proyecto C” [Casa Beiró / Proyecto C] 20 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Entre Muros Dwelling / AzooteaSave this projectSaveEntre Muros Dwelling / Azootea Projects “COPY” Spain Photographs: OjoVivo foto / Paula ArroyoSave this picture!© OjoVivo foto / Paula ArroyoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The proposal is located in the city limits of Anguiano, a mountain village of La Rioja. The project adopts the terraced landscape with the aim of integrating into the environment. The dwelling is developed between two walls, and is protected from furtive glances while ensuring landscape views from inside, the green roof becomes a new viewpoint prolonging the garden.Save this picture!© OjoVivo foto / Paula ArroyoSave this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less13 New Buildings Join the World’s 100 Tallest List in Record-Breaking YearArchitecture NewsWinery / A.Burmester Arquitectos AssociadosSelected Projects Share 2013 Entre Muros Dwelling / Azootea “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/586091/entre-muros-dwelling-azootea Clipboard Save this picture!© OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo+ 12 Share CopyAbout this officeAzooteaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnguianoSpainPublished on January 13, 2015Cite: “Entre Muros Dwelling / Azootea” [Refugio Entre Muros / Azootea] 13 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officeParsonson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWellingtonHousesRefurbishmentRenovationNew ZealandPublished on March 24, 2015Cite: “Matai House / Parsonson Architects” 24 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: CopyApartments•Wien, Austria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777414/apartment-house-on-beckmanngasse-nerma-linsberger Clipboard Architects: Nerma Linsberger Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777414/apartment-house-on-beckmanngasse-nerma-linsberger Clipboard Austria Apartment House on Beckmanngasse / Nerma LinsbergerSave this projectSaveApartment House on Beckmanngasse / Nerma Linsberger Year: 2014 Save this picture!© Andreas Buchberger+ 11 Share Apartment House on Beckmanngasse / Nerma Linsberger Photographs Area: 995 m² Area: 995 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Apartments photographs: Andreas BuchbergerPhotographs: Andreas BuchbergerSave this picture!© Andreas BuchbergerRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcretePorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkCoffee tablesBoConceptSevilla Coffee table AD31Text description provided by the architects. A spacious open entranceway on the ground floor already affords views of the green courtyard from the street. There is a room for bicycles and strollers right on the ground floor, with natural light. As both faÁades receive almost the same quality of light and sun, the loggias and living quarters are arranged alternately.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe access stairs, open toward the courtyard, promote communication between residents, and the long landings can also be used as shared balconies. The apartments are laid out as lofts with a central plumbing core, offering different options for the arrangement of rooms and for varying lifestyles and degrees of openness.Save this picture!© Andreas BuchbergerThe underground car park affords space for 12 cars and enjoys natural light. The courtyard is designed to ensure residents a lasting enhancement to quality of life and, in conjunction with the private balconies, lively use as an extra green space.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessStrict Elegance / batlab architectsSelected ProjectsOrang+Utan Vegetarian Bar / AKZ Architectura + Yulia SavlepovaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Beckmanngasse 53, 1140 Wien, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects 2014 ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNerma LinsbergerOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWienAustriaPublished on November 21, 2015Cite: “Apartment House on Beckmanngasse / Nerma Linsberger” 21 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Zomers Save this picture!Courtesy of DROM+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792013/europan-10-project-drom Clipboard Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792013/europan-10-project-drom Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDROMOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingEmmenThe NetherlandsPublished on August 10, 2016Cite: “Europan 10 Project / DROM” 10 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Year: Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCasa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794645/casa-america-building-oficina-conceito-arquitetura Clipboard Projects 2015 Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Architects: Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794645/casa-america-building-oficina-conceito-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil CopyApartments•Porto Alegre, Brazil Area: 748 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rodolpho Reis+ 56 Share Apartments Photographs Photographs: Rodolpho Reis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Casa Vidro, Ceusa, Cimentíssimo, Ecotelhado, Engemix, Finestra, Hunter Douglas, NGK, Sincol, Sul Gesso, Suvinil, Viapol, Vidrotil, alvenaria de vedação, concreto armadoConstruction:MKS EMPREENDIMENTOSElectric Installation:T. Peres Instalações Equipe:Rafael Kopper, Anna Falkenberg Muller, Maurício Ambrosi Rissinger, Daniel Dagort Billig, Guilherme Nogueira e Tiago Scherer.Interiores:Rafael KopperCity:Porto AlegreCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rodolpho ReisText description provided by the architects. A residential avenue, built on lot 279 America Avenue, quiet and very green, the building Casa America is located in a mixed-used neighborhood in the city of Porto Alegre.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisThe program was largely developed due to the extremely small dimensions of the land, with only seven meters and seventy of frontage by thirty meters of depth, causing the structure of the building addorsed the two boundaries, and thus creating two large blind gables. The resulting lack of side windows also made two apartments delimited per floor, separated by a light well, avoiding large linear extensions without natural lighting and ventilation in a single unit. Another required condition resulting from the blind gables was to extend the full length of the facades, using frames in large format and railings in clear laminated glass. This frontal amplitude, beyond the scope to offset the deficit caused by the gables, It was also designed in a way that allows a better framework of the arboreal area from the resident’s perspective, thusly to find luxury in such a way of insight in nature, and not in ornamental exhibition.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisSave this picture!© Rodolpho ReisCasa America is a scaled-down building, but humane, loaded with sensoriality both externally and internally. The building has a reduced condominial area, with six floors where there are parking spaces, it also comes with a rooftop common area on the last floor and six residential units. These are divided by three types of typologies, with areas ranging between 72 and 115 square meters of private area and plants that allow different possibilities of internal layouts, it comes with just a bathroom and a toilet built internally. This choice is aimed to give its residents freedom to choose their apartment space, whether its internal layout, the number of bedrooms, or the dimensions of each environment, thus reflecting their life styles.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisThe project aims to respect the importance of the condominial areas on our daily routine, such areas often overlooked from the architectural point of view, and which comprises an important transition zone between the urban chaos and the coziness of our home. For this purpose we created the same sensorial identity starting from the facade throughout the condominial areas, garage, free movement access to the apartments and the vegetated rooftop terrace, using organic materiality with warm colors and artistic interventions to create energetic and warm intimacy. This energy created is intended not only to make the resident feel at home from only inside his home, but also from the moment you walk through the garage of the building. Hence the building’s name: House America.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisOn the facade, done with simple lines and neutral forms, you can find the contrast of the materiality, seeking for an aesthetic language that displays it in a harmonious way from the past to the present. The presence of rustic clay bricks expresses the idea of creating an atmosphere not only for comfort but also of nostalgia to the residents of the building and also it’s area, bringing us back to the construction techniques. As a counterpoint to the brick rusticity, a volume is designed slightly offset from black porcelain, together with the glass panel’s facade, explore and reveal the aesthetic differences of each material, offering a distinguished contrast of textures and reflections.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisCompensating for the lack of common equipment, for instance a ballroom or gym (spaces which are offered in abundance in the neighborhood where the building is located), a space for leisure and introspection was design on the top floor with a vegetated terrace with technology that does not require daily watering nor major maintenance, due to the continuous presence of water and nutrients in its base. This space, in addition to offering residents the opportunity to enjoy a full view of the city, it provides the surroundings of the neighbor’s buildings a nicer view when compared to conventional roofs, increasing the amount of green areas to their daily landscapes.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisProject gallerySee allShow lessPlastique Fantastique Wrap Inflatable Intervention around Historic Sculpture for Hel…Architecture NewsFive Projects Named Finalists for the 2016 International Highrise AwardArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Av. América, 279 – Floresta, Porto Alegre, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOficina Conceito ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsPorto AlegreBrazilPublished on September 16, 2016Cite: “Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura” [Edifício Casa América / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura] 16 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 19 Share CopyHouses•Seattle, United States “COPY” Projects Dovetail General Contractors Artist Residence / Heliotrope ArchitectsSave this projectSaveArtist Residence / Heliotrope Architects Year: Swenson Say Faget Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805082/artist-residence-heliotrope-architects Clipboard Contractor: Artist Residence / Heliotrope Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805082/artist-residence-heliotrope-architects Clipboard Structural Engineer: 2016 ArchDaily Manufacturers: Daltile, Loewen, Quantum Windows & Doors, Statements Tile, Malm Zircon Geotechnical Engineer: Pan Geo Inc Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 3953 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Energy Consultant: United States Houses Architects: Heliotrope Architects Area Area of this architecture project Architect In Charge:Mike MoraCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. When a young couple approached Heliotrope Architects and asked them to design a home with an art studio inside, all parties sat around the table contributing ideas – some atypical. The couple, an artist and an engineer, listed several additional criteria for their new home: a contemporary style, but not out of place with the rest of the Capitol Hill neighborhood; a visual connection to the street balanced with privacy; a strong relationship between the interior and exterior; lots of natural light; an interior with an art-gallery-feel to accommodate their growing art collection; and a separate guest wing.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe resulting layout is reminiscent of a checker-board pattern, alternating between interior and exterior spaces. The main living and dining areas extend from the front entry courtyard to the rear patio courtyard, allowing for visual penetration from the backyard through to the front yard and street. Because the main floor of the home is elevated above grade, it allows for occupants to observe the street but remain private, creating a sense of prospect and refuge in a dense urban setting.Save this picture!Main Floor PlanThe art studio, which occupies a double height space with a cathedral ceiling, is adjacent to the main living area, but sunk a half level to help establish a separation. “The goal here,” says architect Mike Mora, “is to maintain a connection between the two primary occupants as they live their lives in the home.” This became a theme for the entire house, creating a visual connection from one point in the house to another point, often through a framed view of the landscape. From the master suite one can look through windows onto a Japanese garden and the kitchen beyond.Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider“We wanted the structure to look like a house, not a box,” explains Mora. “And the clients wanted to be good neighbors, so the physical characteristics of the other houses on the street influenced the size, shape, and construction of the new design.” The gable roof matches the surrounding residences. The flat roof has a garden on top. The house is spread out over the site, in part because that allows for more interior and exterior connections, but it also keeps the overall presence of the structure lower and more congruent with surrounding homes.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe new 3,953 square foot residence, built by Dovetail, includes custom windows, a custom kitchen with walnut countertops, and custom bookshelves, one running the length of the living room. The custom bathroom cabinets are made of Western Red cedar, as is the ofuro, the Japanese soaking tub, built with traditional joinery methods. The flooring is a combination of polished concrete, tile, and myrtle wood. The façade is clad in stained cedar. Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSustainable features include an eco-friendly fluid-applied waterproofing barrier, radiant floor heating, a green roof of succulents, and a backyard rain garden that absorbs a large portion of the rainwater runoff from the roof.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe clients often find themselves working side-by-side in the art studio, one creating encaustic and mixed-media paintings, and one building websites. Ultimately, the residence defers to the interesting lives of its occupants with a simple, elegant, low-ego design – a house as a frame, not a subject.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProduct Description. Perhaps the principal material relevant to the project’s architecture is white painted gypsum wall board. This is the case for two reasons in particular: one is the client is an artist with a growing collection of art and the white wall surface is the best way to display the art, and two the project was budget-driven and white painted sheetrock is an economy material. So the choice gave us both what we wanted for purpose and needed for resources available.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessToranoko Nursery / Takashige Yamashita OfficeSelected ProjectsArchitect’17 “BAAN BAAN Reconsidering Dwelling”Exhibition Share 360 Analytics “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHeliotrope ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on February 13, 2017Cite: “Artist Residence / Heliotrope Architects” 13 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Kone, Profin, Siparila, Stora Enso, Lumon, ParmarineClient:Lakea OyEngineering:Toni Kekki, Heikki Löytty, Lauri Lepikonmäki, Pertti RuuskanenBuilding Technology:Matti PeltovuoriLandscape Architect:Tommi HeinonenFire Consulting:KK-palokonsultti Oy Others:Firecon, Firecon Group Oy / Seppo Hovila, Vahanen Oy / Tommi Forsberg, Jwood Oy / Jouni LiimatainenArchitect In Charge:Anssi LassilaProject Architects:Juha Pakkala (construction stage),
Iida Hedberg (design process stage), Jussi-Pekka Vesala (master plan stage)Other Team Members:Teemu Leppälä, Mia Salonen, Teemu Hirvilammi, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Santtu HyvärinenCity:JyväskyläCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mikko AuerniittyRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreRailing / BalustradesLibartPortable glass BalustradeFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. Puukuokka is the first eight-story heigh wooden apartment building in Finland. Developed in collaboration with Lakea, it is an energy-efficient trio of multi-story timber-framed flats in the Jyväskylä suburb of Kuokkala, neighboring the Kuokkala church also designed by OOPEAA.Save this picture!Site PlanWith the completion of Puukuokka Three, the energy-efficient and ecological trio of multi-story wooden apartment buildings forming the Puukuokka Block is now complete.The Puukuokka housing has been extremely well received by the residents who praise it for creating a comfortable living environment with an excellent framework for a friendly and socially stable neighborhood. Save this picture!© Mikko AuerniittyThe Puukuokka complex offers homes for 184 households from single dwellers of all ages to families with children. Finished in 2015, Puukuokka One was the first eight-story high wooden apartment building in Finland. Puukuokka Two was completed in 2017, and Puukuokka Three in August 2018.Save this picture!© Mikko AuerniittyPuukuokka explores the potential of modular prefabricated CLT construction to provide environmentally responsible and affordable housing of high quality. Puukuokka attempts to make the best possible use of the technical and aesthetic qualities of CLT and to create a wooden building in large scale with a distinct architectonic expression of its own. The block also pilots an innovative lease-to-own financing strategy that aims to support social sustainability by promoting stable communities.Save this picture!AxonometricPuukuokka served as a pilot case to develop and test a CLT based system of volumetric modules. The entire load bearing structure and frame of the Puukuokka buildings is made of massive wood and composed of prefabricated volumetric CLT modules. Each apartment is composed of two modules, one housing the living room, the balcony and the bedroom, the other housing the bathroom, the kitchen and the foyer area. Save this picture!© Mikko AuerniittyThe block structure combines the sense of privacy of single-family dwellings with the semi-public character of the shared spaces of an apartment building. The vision is to provide the residents with a functional space that is rich in experiential qualities. The three buildings come together to form a block that complements the Kuokkala neighborhood in Jyväskylä, Finland. It puts an emphasis on the connection between the city and the surrounding natural landscape of hills and the lake. Together with the adjacent Kuokkala Church designed by OOPEAA in 2010 it forms a focal point for the neighborhood. Working with CLT enabled several important aspects in the project: It made it possible to create a spacious hallway and atrium space with a lot of light realized in an energy efficient manner as a semi-warm space. The insulating qualities of massive wood allow for controlling the temperature of the individual units independently. The use of prefabricated volumetric CLT modules made it possible to integrate the piping for heat, water, electricity and ventilation in the wall structure in the hallway making it easily accessible for maintenance. This arrangement also allows for an efficient organization of the plan.The CLT modules are prefabricated in a local factory less than two hours away from the site. The use of prefabricated modules made it possible to cut the construction time on site down to six months per building and to reduce the exposure to weather conditions making it possible to achieve a higher quality in the end result.Project gallerySee allShow less79&PARK / BIGSelected ProjectsLAVA Selected to Design German Pavilion for Expo 2020 DubaiArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:40100 Jyväskylä, FinlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA Architects: OOPEAA Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614915/puukuokka-housing-block-oopeaa Clipboard Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAASave this projectSavePuukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614915/puukuokka-housing-block-oopeaa Clipboard Finland Save this picture!© Mikko Auerniitty+ 46Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Apartments Photographs: Mikko Auerniitty, Toni Kekki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” 2015 CopyApartments•Jyväskylä, Finland ArchDaily Area: 18650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Photographs CopyAbout this officeOOPEAAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingJyväskyläResidentialWoodFinlandPublished on November 08, 2018Cite: “Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA” 08 Nov 2018. 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ArchDaily Architects: Annabelle Tugby Architects Area Area of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeCollaborators:OurStudioClient:PrivateCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Annabelle Tugby ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The building presents itself as an earthy, carved form placed on a brick plinth from the arboricultural park. However from the busy residential street the building remains hidden from passers-by with an understated timber gate set within a large sandstone wall.Save this picture!© Annabelle Tugby ArchitectsAs the gates open from the street, the long narrow driveway frames the architecture and as you move deeper into the site, the sound of the street is replaced with the sound of trees and breedon gravel driveway.The gabled front elevation reveals a cut away to its corner; a rationale that responds to maximise volumes whilst adapting to building line covenants across the site. There is a richness captured in the building’s colour and texture and how the materials respond to light and shadow; the irregularities of the rough, gritty, hand-made terracotta tiles mimic the leaves of the surrounding trees and reinforce the connections with its very natural setting.Save this picture!© Annabelle Tugby ArchitectsSave this picture!Ground floor plan and Site planSave this picture!SectionIn plan a single storey element reaches to the plots edge. This results in the house having two distinct outdoor areas, an east-facing entrance courtyard and a west facing dining terrace either side of the outreaching single storey kitchen. These courtyards act as additional outdoor rooms that connect the house to its surroundings whilst maintaining privacy from the park.Save this picture!© Annabelle Tugby ArchitectsInternally, the transparent walls in the form of large glazed doors which face onto both gardens on opposing elevations, blur the internal and external spaces cross plan and create active views and an abundance of sunlight in the space throughout the day.Save this picture!First and Second floor planThe interior is characterised by a limited palette of materials; the buildings structure and joinery defining experiences on the journey throughout the house. The stair void, lit from above with natural light, connects the open plan living spaces and bedrooms and casts light back down into the plan.Save this picture!© Annabelle Tugby ArchitectsThe upper floors embrace the views of the park to the south and benefit from evening sun from the west side of the site, capturing as much of the sun path as possible.Save this picture!© Annabelle Tugby ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessSmall but Fine Cabin / studio politaireSelected ProjectsRemains of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge DemolishedArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•United Kingdom Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen, Bentley, Wienerberger, Cat UK + Velux, Ibstock, Trimble Terracotta House / Annabelle Tugby ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTerracotta House / Annabelle Tugby Architects United Kingdom Photographs Terracotta House / Annabelle Tugby Architects Houses “COPY” 2019 Year: Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919330/terracotta-house-annabelle-tugby-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Annabelle Tugby Architects+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs: Annabelle Tugby Architects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Annabelle Tugby Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919330/terracotta-house-annabelle-tugby-architects Clipboard Area: 257 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAnnabelle Tugby ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited KingdomPublished on July 01, 2019Cite: “Terracotta House / Annabelle Tugby Architects” 01 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Photographs: Fernando Alda Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House in Chiclana de la Frontera / Sursuroeste arquitectos S.L.P ArchDaily “COPY” Engineering:DiMarq S.L.Consultants:Paco DuarteCollaborators:Yessica ValleCity:Chiclana de la FronteraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando AldaRecommended ProductsPartitionsFlorenseDividing Doors – PrismaSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990 in Les Couleurs®PartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Located to the Southeast of the town of Chiclana de la Frontera, within the limits of the urban area, the plot object of this project is very close to the coastline, and immersed in an eminently residential environment. The proposed building is of elongated shape, with its longitudinal axis oriented in a West-East direction, placed parallel to the northern boundary of the plot, and separated by 4m. of the property limits. The resulting disposition of the dwelling within the plot is due to the pursuit of the following objectives:Save this picture!© Fernando Alda- Locate the house in the area with the least slope.- Design the whole program for house on one floor.- Orient the house towards the South, in order to achieve optimal sunlight in this geographical area.- Conserve the two large pines existing in the South East vertex of the plot.- Place the access, both pedestrian and to the road, in the most comfortable area of the plot.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando AldaThe day area has been designed with large openings to the patio and to the free area of the plot, in order that in times of great weather the room can be considered as a semi outer space, allowing and easy circulations inside-outside , without obstacles, and with a variety of routes. Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe integration of the kitchen in the living room, also makes it possible to participate in the ventilation, and lighting provided by the large spaces in the living room, without losing direct access to an outside laundry area, hidden from the view from the living room .Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe bedrooms are all facing south, so they will receive direct sunlight, while the distribution hall, facing north, will receive indirect light through a large horizontal window opening protected and filtered by a ceramic lattice.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaProject gallerySee allShow lessFilter ArchDaily Projects by ColorArchitecture NewsOpinion: In Architecture, Silence Is Anything But GoldenArticles Share Save this picture!© Fernando Alda+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919976/house-in-chiclana-de-la-frontera-sursuroeste-arquitectos-slp Clipboard Houses Lead Architects: Architects: Sursuroeste arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSursuroeste arquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChiclana de la FronteraSpainPublished on June 28, 2019Cite: “House in Chiclana de la Frontera / Sursuroeste arquitectos S.L.P” [Vivienda unifamiliar en Chiclana de la Frontera / Sursuroeste arquitectos] 28 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officeArnau estudi d’arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOlotSpainPublished on July 23, 2019Cite: “Bench House / Arnau estudi d’arquitectura” [Casa Banco / Arnau estudi d’arquitectura] 23 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Boundary House / LI WENXI ARCHITECTS Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921047/boundary-house-in-architects Clipboard Architects: LI WENXI ARCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project Boundary House / LI WENXI ARCHITECTSSave this projectSaveBoundary House / LI WENXI ARCHITECTSSave this picture!south entrance. Image © Project-ion+ 31Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Photographs: Project-ionDesign Team:Mengxia Pang, Pengfei LaiMain Body Construction:Li Laihuo TeamDoors And Windows:Chuanwei Yan, Heng Xia, Chunlei Zhang, Xuebing Zhao, Xiaoying XueHandles, Railings, Steel Stairs:Yibo Xue, Pengfei Li, Denghui SunCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!side courtyard. Image © Project-ionRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterText description provided by the architects. Going back to three years ago, the day when I thought of “Boundary House”. I met Sun Zhaoyang in the winter evening of 2016. During the chat, I learned that he wanted to build a house for his parents in his hometown. His hometown is located in the village on the outskirts of Luohe City, Henan Province, China. The site is at the end of the village, facing the fields. What is in the distance? Hills, desulphurization towers and rock birds that don’t want to go back to the nest.Save this picture!main courtyard. Image © Project-ionOne Flowering TreeOne magnolia was replanted in the courtyard, from a distant seedling field in the mountains in Changchun the name of the seedling company is called the North Country Spring. They uprooted the tree, wrapped the branches, subtracted the twigs, and loaded them in the truck overnight.Save this picture!tree in main courtyard. Image © Project-ionIn the past three years, this magnolia tree has been acclimatized and has not blossomed. Until last year, the branches suddenly bloomed with white flowers, and the whole family was very happy! It seems to have returned to the childhood of Chaoyang 30 years ago, Sun Shu’s youth.Save this picture!side courtyard. Image © Project-ionSave this picture!steel structure. Image © Project-ionThe Construction of Boundary SpaceConsidering typology, in the boundary space, there are nine spatial relationships between the body and the wall, analogous to the treatment of the boundary wall by traditional Chinese dwellings. The nine types here are: the types of paste and contain of the room and the boundary wall. The type of paste of the stairs and the wall, the paste of the platform and the wall, and the contain and interruption of the steel frame and the wall. Among them, the abstract relationship between the steel frame and the wall is rarely to be seen in the traditional Chinese houses. A similar space appears in the bridge on the north side of the Sa Liu Yuan Yang Guan in the Humble Administrator’s Garden and in the corridor named You Yi Cun on the north side of the Lingering Garden, except that they are continuous and linear. The steel frame here emphasizes the transition in the space transition.Save this picture!sectionsSave this picture!plansSave this picture!axonometricLooking through the window in the west, you can hear the neighbors’ chats through the south wall, plant the moss in the small garden in the north, and draw a gravel pattern in the east courtyard. Under the magnolia tree, you could smell the spring, see the sunflowers in the bushes in the south, they are unscrupulous.Save this picture!looking into south forest. Image © Project-ionSave this picture!2F corridor. Image © Project-ionEverything happens in this place only less than 100 square meters, by chance, but unlimited with the time flies. The breath of nature is smashed in walking, and integrated into everyday life, piously and concretely.Save this picture!main courtyard from 2F . Image © Project-ionHouse, the folk about life. What I understand of life, ordinary but with profound.Save this picture!enclosure from courtyard. Image © Project-ionProject gallerySee allShow lessStudent Club of Heyuan Senior High School / YUANISM ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsTogether at 12th Bar / Renesa Architecture Design Interiors StudioSelected Projects Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921047/boundary-house-in-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year: China Photographs Area: 180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 CopyHouses•China “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLI WENXI ARCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLuoheChinaPublished on July 30, 2019Cite: “Boundary House / LI WENXI ARCHITECTS” 29 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924408/mayow-road-house-surman-weston Clipboard Houses Architects: Surman Weston Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Magic Projects Area: 332 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Contractor: Mayow Road House / Surman Weston Structural Engineers: “COPY” Projects Year: Save this picture!© Wai Ming Ng+ 9Curated by María Francisca González Share 2017 Photographs Photographs: Wai Ming Ng Price & Myers Mayow Road House / Surman WestonSave this projectSaveMayow Road House / Surman Weston “COPY” United Kingdom City:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wai Ming NgRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Surman Weston have completed the restoration and extension of a 330sqm Victorian house in the London suburb of Sydenham. Save this picture!© Wai Ming NgAs well as a rear extension, the project reconfigures the circulation, sensitively introducing a new staircase and enfilade doors between rooms to transform the formerly cellular layout into a free flowing, more sociable house. Save this picture!© Wai Ming NgThe project sort to subtely delineate the old from the new, blurring the boundaries between the existing house and what was introduced.Save this picture!© Wai Ming NgFor instance, the new staircase was designed in simplified language referencing the scale and rhythm of the existing staircase in the house.Save this picture!© Wai Ming NgProject gallerySee allShow lessRotebro Sports Hall / White ArkitekterSelected ProjectsBookgarden / Kune OfficeSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeSurman WestonOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on September 07, 2019Cite: “Mayow Road House / Surman Weston” 07 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925408/mcr2-house-filipe-pina-plus-maria-ines-costa Clipboard Projects Photographs Architects: Filipe Pina, Maria Ines Costa Area Area of this architecture project Houses Filipe Pina, Maria Inês Costa Area: 140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Engineering:Ricardo PereiraStyling:Maria João CorreiaFurniture:MiljoConstruction:Leonido & Filhos, LdaCommunication/Design:João AparícioCity:BelmonteCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Located on the bank of the historical National 18 and with a view over the Serra da Estrela, the old house began by occupying the rocks that rose near the stream that flows through it.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!© João MorgadoBuilt at the beginning of the 20th century, the shape allows us to guess a two-storey house of humble character, which simultaneously served the agricultural and residential activity of the family.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe agricultural land is extended to the north along the National Road, the house was established to the south, where the rock did not allow any kind of cultivation. Around the 1950s, an annex was added, which was located to the north of the existing house.Save this picture!© João MorgadoAfter years of abandonment and the result of a family legacy, the project started from the need to rehabilitate the building, adapting it to today’s modern comfort. The challenge was to control the demanding budget with a simple and flexible program. The house can be a vacation house, a permanent house, or in the future, a guest house.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe project consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and storage room, and this did not allow the preservation of the buildings original functions.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!West FacadeSave this picture!© João MorgadoOn the other hand, the local regulations limited the use of the land.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe pre-existing building was maintained and the idea of the annex proved to be a starting point for the concept of the project. The annex thus serves its own function: in the absence of space, an adjacent space is built.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe rooms are divided over the two floors of the granite building, one of them, a storage room that can be converted into a sleeping space in the future. The common spaces, the kitchen and living room, are in the annex. Regarding the form, the granite and roof prism were extruded. In materiality, the new and old were distinguished, sheltered under the same roof: the stone and the corrugated sheet, side-by-side and in continuity.Save this picture!© João MorgadoInside, the neutrality given by the simplicity of the materials and the illusion of the absence of detail was sought. The idea of interiority is conveyed in the use of the openings, strategically located towards the landscape and by the punctual use of wood.Project gallerySee allShow lessNagomi Suites / Wiyoga NurdiansyahSelected ProjectsApartments in Senri / nmstudio architects + Nozoe Shimpei ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographs: João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project MCR2 House / Filipe Pina + Maria Ines CostaSave this projectSaveMCR2 House / Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa Manufacturers: Technal, Aleluia Cerâmicas, Efapel, Ofa, Sanitana, Teka, VALVO CopyHouses, Renovation•Belmonte, Portugal Portugal Lead Architects: Year: 2019 MCR2 House / Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 36Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925408/mcr2-house-filipe-pina-plus-maria-ines-costa Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMaria Ines CostaOfficeFollowFilipe PinaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookPortugalPublished on September 26, 2019Cite: “MCR2 House / Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa” [Casa MCR2 / Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa] 26 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Architects: Estúdio BRA Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Area: 405 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933547/cauman-house-estudio-bra Clipboard Design Team:Beatriz rocha, lorran siquiera, Marcella cruz, Julia bruckmannEngineering:Estrutec EngenhariaLandscape:Flávia TiraboschiCity:JacareíCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro KokRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Urban LightingiGuzziniStreet Light – Twilight CanberraDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The house was built in Jacarei, 80 km away from Sao Paulo capital, for a family composed by a couple, a son, a grandmother and their pets.Save this picture!© Pedro KokAmong the dwellers particularities is the strong relationship with music, specially singing and classical music. Regarding this, the house was developed around a central area made to receive friends in relaxing and rest moments. The three floors are divided in a very clear way. The basement has the warehouse and the parking space, the ground floor with the grandmother’s bedroom, service and social areas and, finally, the first floor holds three bedrooms and their balconies. The yard, located on the ground floor, offers an environment that suits to an audience or a stage during the celebration moments when the residents start to play their instruments. This place is designed by an organic hole inside a straight slab. That fluid and curvy form is there to transit between the shape of the plants and the upper floor, which is clearly made by humans – a white cube with rectangular windows.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Pedro KokThe walls on the ground floor were painted with a terracotta shade over a thick and rough plaster. Symbolically, in-between the alive garden and the stiff white cube above it. The lightness of this volume was suggested by its cantilever structure above the yard.Save this picture!© Pedro KokAs paredes do térreo receberam pintura em tom terracota e reboco com massa grossa, dessa forma servem imageticamente como intermediárias entre o jardim vivo e o cubo branco que fica logo acima. A leveza do volume superior foi sugerida por meio de seu balanço sobre o jardim.Save this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessIntegrado de Comercio Camilo Torres Institute / CONTRAPUNTO Taller de ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsRestaurant Maison / Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Aquecebem, Enforte, Estrutec, GR Pisos, GeoPro, Maxxilumi, White Decorações André di gregorio, Rodrigo maçonilio Lead Architects: Cauman House / Estúdio BRASave this projectSaveCauman House / Estúdio BRA Photographs: Pedro Kok Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: “COPY” “COPY” Projects Photographs CopyHouses•Jacareí, Brazil ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933547/cauman-house-estudio-bra Clipboard Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 38Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Cauman House / Estúdio BRA CopyAbout this officeEstúdio BRAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on February 14, 2020Cite: “Cauman House / Estúdio BRA” [Casa Cauman / Estúdio BRA] 14 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Area: 2850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: The Collaborative Area Area of this architecture project Houses Year: “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Ray Micham+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935826/micham-house-the-collaborative Clipboard Micham House / The CollaborativeSave this projectSaveMicham House / The Collaborative Photographs CopyAbout this officeThe CollaborativeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSylvaniaUnited StatesPublished on March 18, 2020Cite: “Micham House / The Collaborative” 18 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Lumion, Daikin, Dulux, SketchUp, Toto, 1+1>2 International Architecture Construction JSC, Rang Dong group, Revit Vietnam 2019 “COPY” Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year: Mr. Hung’s House / 1+1>2 Architects CopyHouses•Cổ Đông, Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935879/mr-hungs-house-1-plus-1-2-architects Clipboard Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki, 1+1>2 Architects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Houses Design Team:Do Minh Duc, Le Dinh Hung, Duong Van Manh, Pham Hong Ngoc, Phung Ngoc Ha LyClient:Mr Tran Manh HungConstruction Work:Local construction teamLandscape Design And Build:Mein Garten (OLAD Limited) City:Cổ ĐôngCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiText description provided by the architects. Mr Hung’s house is located in Jackfruit Village, Co Dong Commune, Son Tay district, Western suburb of Hanoi. The land slopes gradually to the lake with spacious views. The house relies on trees naturally. All the spaces are permeated by plants, wind and sunlight. According to the topography, building platform is elevated to avoid termite, humid as well as ensure natural surface drainage. The design adheres to local vegetation and existent terrain.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe structure is developed horizontally to maximize lake views. Common space and kitchen are in the central, next to workroom, guest room and maid’s room. Master bedroom and sauna are on the second floor with peculiar shaped balcony making a picture framed visual field.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiAdobe bricks were built from the earth in its own land. Broad expanse thatched roof which creates shadow itself, sound-proof and control solar radiation efficiently. Staircase is a highlight, evoking the image of rice straw stack that has been entrenched in the owner’s subconscious. Its roof covers by glass panels casting a crescent shaped shadow. The house creates a cozy and friendly atmosphere, relates to the context with both familiar and strange feeling. This design is a suggestion for contemporary rural housing architecture.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessMIPS a Museum Embracing Building / KEABSelected ProjectsMouryub / TwoplySelected Projects Share Architects: 1+1>2 Architects Area Area of this architecture project Mr. Hung’s House / 1+1>2 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMr. Hung’s House / 1+1>2 Architects Lead Architect: Hoang Thuc Hao Area: 157 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935879/mr-hungs-house-1-plus-1-2-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this office1+1>2 ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookCổ ĐôngVietnamPublished on March 21, 2020Cite: “Mr. Hung’s House / 1+1>2 Architects” 20 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Houses Year: Projects South Korea 2020 Photographs: Jaeyoun Kim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Five Corners House / Snow AIDe Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareArchitect In Charge:Hohyun Park, Hyunjoo Kim, Sunggon ChoDesign Team:Hyunwoo Park, Sungwoong YoonConsultants:ileap constructionCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaeyoun KimBackground – The site is an old town in the northeast of Seoul. This town faces The Jungnang river on the west side and the Yongma mountain on the east side. Although the beautiful natural environment, the area was outdated in the last 30 years. The client, who spent his youth in this town, wanted to build a new building for his old parents. When I visited the site for the first time, the existing small building looked like a withdrawn child surrounded by tall buildings. The client told me his idea about retail space, rental houses, and a small house for his parents on the top floor.Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimSave this picture!Third and Fourth Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jaeyoun KimSite & Mass – The rectangular shape site is only open to the Neungdong road on the west side. All the other side are adjoining with other buildings. Viewing and natural lighting are limited solely to the west. Therefore, every residential unit needs to see the west side. If all the residential units line up on the site’s longitudinal axis, they have to see the church’s wall, which is right next. The residential units need to be shifted as a step shape to share the natural light and view of the Neungdong road. Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimThe next question is how to solve the parking space. Because of the narrow width of the site, underground parking is not efficient. So, the parking space is planed on the ground level. The building’s primary form is derived from placing residential units and parking spaces on the ground level.Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimProgram & Plan – The client wanted to have a small café space on the ground level, commercial space on the underground and 2nd level, residential units for rent on the 3rd and 4th level, and the house for his parents on the 5th level. However, the limitation of parking space decides the size of the whole building. We determined the final program by reducing the number of residential units and removing the underground based on the maximum parking number.Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimAfter setting the program, the size, and the basic shape, we started to design the house on the 5th floor. Since the client wanted to make a house with a garden, We placed the garden on the southeast corner, where we can see the scenery of the Mountain. The wooden decks connect the garden to the living room on two sides by folding doors. There are the kitchen and dining on the back of the living area. Behind the dining area, the stair connects to the attic. The attic space is for the family who visits to see their parents. Since the attic’s height is low, we put the glass wall on the living room’s side to avoid stuffy space and get the sunlight. The master zone is on the west side end to see the city view. Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimSave this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!© Jaeyoun KimDesign & Material – The steps shape has five corners, and the corner windows show a different life. The inverted triangle windows, which connect to the corner windows, are the result of balancing between viewing and hiding. The west elevation, which is seen from the road, could be massively looking. So, adding diagonal patterns of brick tiles and metal c channels creates tension on the façade. The diagonal pattern and the roofline make the dynamic window shape in the master room. Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimProject gallerySee allShow lessFineman & Krassen Headquarters / JYA-RCHITECTSSelected ProjectsGrand Avenue Park Bridge / LMN ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949384/five-corners-house-snow-aide Clipboard “COPY” Area: 696 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Enscape, DADA brick, Noroo paint, Pos-Zinc, Rhino, Vitna Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Architects: Snow AIDe Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSnow AIDeOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuildingsResidentialSeoulOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on October 14, 2020Cite: “Five Corners House / Snow AIDe” 14 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
France Photographs: Luc Boegly Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Luc Boegly+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share Apartment Building in Paris / CoBe Architecture & Paysage ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954448/apartment-building-in-paris-cobe Clipboard Projects Apartment Building in Paris / CoBe Architecture & PaysageSave this projectSaveApartment Building in Paris / CoBe Architecture & Paysage “COPY” Manufacturers: Wienerberger, Caixiave, ETS Ceramica SANT’AGOSTINO, FINIMETAL, ForboClients:Groupe GALIAEngineering:ETFB, BMF, ECLA, DEAR Concept, TRIBU ENERGIECity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luc BoeglyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The project, at the corner of the Ridder and Vercingétorix streets in Paris 14th arrondissement, consists of the refurbishment and the raising three levels of a narrow mixed-use services building, into a 37-unit residence, being the first building managed by the Samu Social in Paris. The coated initial façade, its curved shape, mark the building of its design era. Its refurbishment gives it a more contemporary aspect, anchored it in its time, while nevertheless recalling the codes of typical Parisian architecture, also allowing it to impose itself in its street, in its environment. The orange coating has been replaced by a strong grey brick, the tone of which changes according to the sun. The very narrow plot has led to a very strict optimization of the project, and the conservation of a large part of the existing structure. All these constraints have given rise to a sharp project, rigorously designed and executed. In 2015, Groupe Galia acquired a private property in the 14th arrondissement, at the intersection of the Ridder and Vercingétorix streets, on a very narrow plot, a five-story building housing a training facility and offices.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglySave this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe choice quickly turned to the idea of creating a residence for the Samu Social of Paris, which mainly helps homeless people. For Galia and CoBe, the Ridder Street building is above all a story of understanding and cohesion between a designer and his client. It is common research to build housing for social use, for families in need, so that the lodgers of the Samu Social not only find a roof but a real place to live. Groupe Galia and CoBe were easily able to find an agreement on all architectural, technical, and financial choices. The refurbishment of a services building into collective housing reinforces CoBe’s vocation to rethink the city over the city, to produce housing without urban sprawl, to meet needs on unused sites, to generate positive innovations, to create better living. For the first building managed directly by the Samu Social in Paris, for the first project development carried out for the attention of the Samu Social, Groupe Galia received this year the ESSEC Award of the Hospitable City, for the project developed in this building: “Host differently, towards a new form of social housing for homeless families.”Save this picture!© Luc BoeglySave this picture!© Luc BoeglyShape – Facades. Groupe Galia chose to give CoBe a carte blanche to redesign the building. The choice of a mineral facade made of grey bricks was followed to give visual strength to the building but also to ensure its durability by using a noble material already existing in its environment. In order to respect the minimum separation distances, and to optimize the narrow plot, the building has been raised by three additional levels of apartments above the six existing levels, thus freeing large terraces around the common living rooms. At the corner of the Ridder and Vercingétorix streets, the building is characterized by a beveled edge and thus draws an elegant prow in which are housed common living rooms with wide bays. At the top of the building, this same angle is treated as a reversed-curve and produces an architectural landmark recognizable from afar, as well as two frames of windows, move forward slightly to startle the northern façade, inspired by the architectures of the great Parisian avenues of the twentieth century. The proportions of the windows and their layout have been redesigned to display a regular rhythm of bays. This gives the building a clearer and more powerful presence in its location, in order to allow it to reconnect itself with its surroundings and gives it a more Parisian appearance.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyConstructive Mode – Materials. The addition of three concrete levels above the existing building required reinforcement of the existing infrastructure. In order to minimize the impact on the existing structure and surface, it was decided to create a second hand-molded grey brick facade on the Ridder and Vercingétorix streets to allow outer insulation with glass wool between the original reinforced concrete façade and the new brick façade. The bays are treated with aluminum frames to support the grey and silver tones of the facade. The metal railings protecting all windows, balconies, and terraces, take up a recurring pattern of Parisian residential architectures.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglySave this picture!Section – TransversalSave this picture!© Luc BoeglyOn the ground floor, some bricks are moving back from the nude of the building to create a discreet pat-tern that emphasizes the building at the corner of the two streets. On the other hand, the railings of the last three levels adapt their color into a copper oxide’s green-grey to throw the silhouette of the building to the sky.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyUses. The “Host Differently” initiative carried out by Groupe Galia for the development of this operation is about designing a new type of accommodation center, close to housing, in the heart of Paris, providing a range of services adapted to the needs of families, and open to its neighborhood. The aim is to allow them autonomy while facing precarious situations and to promote social inclusion in the city. Far from hotel accommodation and collective accommodation centers for families, it is a question of creating, with the technicality and the codes of a contemporary real estate project, a real place of life accessible to the poorest families with high-quality standards. The place consists of private apartments and a shared apartment for young women (18-25 years old), thus combining for the first time two types of public to create a positive interaction.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe design of the program, the responses to the needs of future users, were enacted by consulting the inhabitants of other similar shelters to ensure the quality of use of the residence. Thus, the accommodations have been designed to preserve the intimacy of each family, especially through parent corners and well-defined children’s corners. The accommodations are associated with common and shared premises: kitchen, dining room, offices, living rooms, children’s spaces, laundromat, furnished by an interior designer. The creation of additional windows to the original project made it possible to light up each dwelling as much as possible. A maximum of accommodations has an outdoor space, whether it is a terrace, a balcony, or a garden.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Neya Porto / pk Arquitetos + Colectivo ODDSelected Projects10 Innovative Cabins That Experiment With Their MaterialsArticlesProject locationAddress:19 Rue de Ridder, 75014 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Paris, France Architects: CoBe Architecture & Paysage Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954448/apartment-building-in-paris-cobe Clipboard Photographs 2020 Year: Apartments “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCoBe Architecture & PaysageOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsParisOn FacebookFrancePublished on January 19, 2021Cite: “Apartment Building in Paris / CoBe Architecture & Paysage” 19 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Photographs: Marc Díaz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Fuster House / arqbag Spain Photographs Lead Architects: “COPY” “COPY” 2020 Architects: arqbag Area Area of this architecture project Year: Jordi Mitjans, Bernat Colomé, Simona Cerri, Alfonso Godoy, Adrià Vilajoana, Marc Díaz Manufacturers: Carinbisa, Domusa, Huettemann, Velux Fuster House / arqbagSave this projectSaveFuster House / arqbag Houses Area: 4241 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959183/fuster-house-arqbag Clipboard Collaborators:Esther OrúsCity:La NogueraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc DíazRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The original building dates from the end of the 15th Century and is located in the fortified town square that was the origin of the town. Afterward, the passage through the building was made; this passage connects the square with the upper street. The existing building has a very unique heritage value, declared a Cultural Asset of Local Interest (BCIL).Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Marc DíazWe approached the project from a purely archaeological perspective and with the purpose of enhancing the value of each and every one of the elements that constitute the pre-existence. We propose the addition of a minimal and simple structural system to improve the deficiencies of the preexistent building, in order to extend its life, as the building has been reprogrammed as a single-family house. This system provides an answer both from the material efficiency and from the programmatic efficiency.Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Marc DíazIt consists of a lightweight reinforced concrete box that is supported by the stone load-bearing walls of the basement, thus avoiding the need for a new foundation. These reinforced concrete nerves link the 4 existing facades from the inside in such a way that they absorb the existing collapses, reducing the deformation of the walls by fixing them from their midpoint. With the facades supported by this box, the existing walls work together again structurally, also supporting the weight of the new roof.Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!Plan – 2nd floorSave this picture!© Marc DíazTo reduce as much as possible the weight of the reinforced concrete box, we lightened the floor slabs by using a system of solid wood combined with reinforced concrete beams, built directly on site. The structural wood of this slab functions both as a lost formwork for the beams and as a visible interior finish. With the same criteria of load reduction, the roof is built with a wooden structure, supported on the existing walls.Save this picture!© Marc DíazProgram: the structural reinforcement grid of the existing building articulates the disposition of the program through the structure-spaces.Save this picture!© Marc DíazEnergy: we respected both the openings and the original composition of the facades, understanding that the element of opportunity to capture, illuminate and ventilate is the new roof. One of the 6 squares of the structural grid is empty, generating a large vertical three-level patio. This patio provides access to the three levels of the building, lighting for all the interior spaces, and provides natural ventilation for the basement, which has pathologies derived from the humidity of the ground. This patio is at the same time a bioclimatic mechanism; in winter it remains closed and provides lighting, while in summer when it is desirable to use the fresh air from the basement it can be open.Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Marc DíazHeritage: reinforced concrete walls and beams support the facades of the heritage building from the inside, without the need to intervene on the outside. The restoration of the original stone walls is carried out with lime mortar and a mixture of aggregates with specific local colors from two local quarries.Save this picture!© Marc DíazProject gallerySee allShow lessThe British Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale Explores How to Make P…Architecture NewsPowerhouse Team Wins Competition for “Urban Woodland” in the NetherlandsArchitecture News Share Projects CopyHouses, Historic Preservation•La Noguera, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959183/fuster-house-arqbag Clipboard Save this picture!© Marc Díaz+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officearqbagOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHistoric PreservationOn FacebookSpainPublished on March 29, 2021Cite: “Fuster House / arqbag” [Cal fuster / arqbag] 29 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
The Courtyard House / Associated Architects Architects: Associated Architects (i) Pvt.Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Houses 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959883/the-courtyard-house-associated-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs: Photographix | Sebastian + Ira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959883/the-courtyard-house-associated-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Ahmedabad, India The Courtyard House / Associated ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Courtyard House / Associated Architects Himanshu Year: HVAC Consultant: Structural Engineer:Nitin ShahElectrical Consultant:Shashin ShahPlumbing Consultant:Arvind PatelInterior Designer:Hiral ShahCivil Engineer:Navin KapoorLandscape Consultant:Jinal PatelCity:AhmedabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The Courtyard house is illustrative, where we tried to reflect back into our traditional courtyard houses with modern intervention where the dialogue between the spaces and activities revolves around the courtyard, which we refer to as the heart of the house. The space is designed based on square form derived out of nine squares. The long central axis leads to the direct vision across the house from the gate allowing nature to flow inside. From a partially square plan with a 22 meter front facade length, one of its edges provides privacy in relation to the neighbours & the other three sides generously open to the landscapes. The elevation of the house strikes a modern & contemporary note in an urban milieu.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraWe can see an elevated mass from the ground offering protection against direct light inside the building, & providing cross ventilation beneath it simultaneously. As soon as you enter the residence passing the walkway surrounded by fountains, the veranda leads you to a double-height vestibule linking the luxurious living space. To the central courtyard, this also holds the function of an informal open-to-sky living area.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraThis allows an adequate amount of light and ventilation to be entered in the house throughout the day which is designed keeping in mind the harsh hot climate of Ahmedabad. The plan results in two functional sectors; one houses the grandparent’s bedroom in the front & the guest’s bedroom facing the huge lawn, with ample gathering areas seeking a spatial connection. We have the kitchen area & the related spaces in the south-east direction at the rare side of the plot. The attached dining opens up to the sky with an inverted funnel shaped section at the centre extending its veranda, thereby allowing greenery to seep inside the house.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraThe gymnasium is placed back of the house in the lawn making it a healthier space to work out in the fresh-air. The formal living was given a cosy touch by using warm hues to the layers of textures & wooden floors. Whereas, floors of the bedrooms, courtyard & the connecting spaces were mainly covered with kota stone. We placed the semi-circular pooja room in the east direction, wrapped up by a floating wooden staircase.While you move on the circular staircase, you can see the lotus pond just below your steps; this enriching experience leaves you spellbound. When one comes on the first floor, the open bridge gives us the glimpse of the courtyard below establishing a visual connection. Also, the big skylight above adds up the feeling of openness. We have three bedrooms, one home-theatre and a big lounge with an extended balcony on this floor. The indirect lighting enriches the ambiance of the entire house, leaving you with the feeling of belonging & warmth. Courtyard being the heart of the residence makes the space more breathable allowing the light to penetrate inside the house; it becomes a relaxing space for some and plays area for the others, correctly named as the courtyard house.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraProject gallerySee allShow lessKyoto St. Catherine High School Restroom / Atelier Satoshi Takijiri ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse 24 / Park + AssociatesSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Arketipo, BONALDO, Jaquar, Kohler, Pianca, Asian Paints, Cierre, FLOS, Faro, Ipe wood, Kich, Pocho, Stonex Lead Architect: Vatsal Joshi “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAssociated Architects (i) Pvt.LtdOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAhmedabadOn FacebookIndiaPublished on April 17, 2021Cite: “The Courtyard House / Associated Architects” 17 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Base rental costs £75 per 1,000 names, with selections based on age, gender, recency and geography available at £5 per 1,000 each.Visit Occam Direct Marketing. Occam Direct Marketing has released the updated Wildlife Survey Responders List for wildlife and environment charity WWF.The list now comprises 11,643 (0-12 month) survey responders.Individuals on the list are mainly female, ABC1, aged 35 years plus with an interest in the environment, threatened species, and conservation. Typical purchases include peat free garden grow bags, free range eggs, recycled paper, cruelty free cosmetics, energy efficient appliances, unleaded petrol and organically grown fruit and vegetables. Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 July 2002 | News 10 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 New list from WWF 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.
Keith Palmer has been appointed as a trustee of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charitable Foundation, the largest NHS-related charity in the country.The recently retired Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild investment bank will join the five existing Trustees of the Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is an endowment and fundraising charity which provides funding for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust and the associated Primary Care Trusts and mental health services for patients in Lambeth and Southwark, London. 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 | 28 January 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New trustee at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charitable Foundation Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Keith Palmer has held a number of senior management positions during his 18-year career with N.M. Rothschild and Sons Ltd, including Chief Executive and Executive Vice Chairman. Keith’s involvement in health improvement includes his roles as a Non-Executive Director of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust, Trustee and Treasurer of Cancer Research UK and non-executive Director of IVIMEDS, a not-for-profit collaboration of 40 medical schools in 15 countries working to develop e-supported medical and nursing education worldwide.
A nfpSynergy research report, commissioned by The Giving Campaign, shows that charities are failing to promote share giving to donors, despite the fact that, according to the Inland Revenue, share giving was worth almost £150 million in 2001/02 alone.According to an analysis of self-assessment forms as at Autumn 2003, almost 22,000 sharegifts were made, averaging around £7,000 per donation. Over 12 million people in the UK own shares and The Giving Campaign is urging charities to promote share giving in order to benefit from this high-level income stream.Joe Saxton, Director of nfpSynergy, commented: “It looks as through Share Giving is the Cinderella of new fundraisingtechniques: unpromoted and unloved by fundraisers but nonetheless raisingextraordinary amounts of money. Indeed with an average donation of £7000 it may be that donors are using Share Giving as a kind of ‘living legacy’ – a highly tax-effective way for people to dispose of substantial assets in their lifetime to charities they care deeply about. The really excitingprospect is that when charities do start to comprehensively build share giving into their fundraising mix we could then see £500 million or even a billion raised each year within a decade.” Advertisement 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. 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities still failing to promote share giving, says Giving Campaign The nfpSynergy report explores why charities are reluctant to promote share giving and suggests a number of guidelines to address this. These are:promote it little and often, explaining the tax incentivetarget share giving at high value donorstimely promotions (e.g. when there are ‘windfall’ share hand-outs)identify an individual/department who will be responsible for share givingpromote Share Giving as part of a complete service for supporters Share giving enables the donor to claim full tax relief equal to the marketvalue of the shares on the day the gift is made, together with tax relief onassociated costs such as brokers’ fees. For example, a higher rate taxpayergiving a charity £1,000 worth of shares, is entitled to reclaim £400, and a basic rate tax payer giving £1,000 would be entitled to reclaim £220. Furthermore, no capital gains tax will apply.Very few charities seem to mention share giving on their Web sites as a tax-effective method of giving. One example of a small charity that does mention it, and includes a print-out form for share givers to send in with the shares, is the Gwalior Children’s Hospital. It features the sharegift option throughout its site on the navigation bar.The Giving Campaign has published a free Share Giving Guide for Donors, whichcharities are encouraged to download, apply their own logo and distribute. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 4 May 2004 | News
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The annual Sunflower Challenge in aid of WaterAid is this year relying on online promotion alone for the first time.The Sunflower Challenge encourages young children at nurseries to grow sunflowers which are then sponsored by how much they grow. The campaign is sponsored by Nursey World magazine.In its third year, the campaign is for the first time being promoted entirely via its Web site. All resources such as sponsorship forms and growing tips can be downloaded from the site. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Events One small gap we noticed was on the additional resources page. Here they list books for children about growing flowers, but they don’t link into Amazon.co.uk where they could easily earn commission on any online sales of the books as an Amazon Associate. Sunflower Challenge promoted entirely online for first time 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 | 15 May 2004 | News 19 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
BBC Radio 4 Christmas appeal includes online donation link Howard Lake | 24 December 2004 | News To give by credit card, please ring 020 77 66 11 25.Donate online via the St Martin-in-the-Fields donation pageOr send your donation to: St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJIf you are a UK tax payer, please provide St Martins-in-the-Fields with your full name and address to ensure the charity can reclaim the tax you have already paid on your donation.September & October 2004 – Radio 4 Appeal funds raised:Teaching Aids at low cost £15,300Clubs for Young People £1,650Ataxia Telangiectasia Society £4,080Refugee Therapy Centre – £8,000Fostering Network £1,400Bag Books £8,600 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sundays 07:55 & 21:26 Rpt: Thursdays 15:27The Reverend Nicholas Holtam makes the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal on behalf of St Martin-in-the-Fields, registered charity 261359.Last year, listeners gave £430,000 to the annual Radio 4 Christmas Appeal. For 78 years this appeal has raised money for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the church in Trafalgar Square that provides shelter and support to the many thousands of homeless people from all over the country who end up living on the streets of London. Whilst half the money raised goes to this work the other half is distributed in small grants by the Vicars Relief Fund. By buying a cooker or a washing machine for someone in desperate need, the Vicars Relief Fund is helping vulnerable people lead ordinary lives. 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. 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. Seven years to the day before the Games’ opening ceremony, fundraising for the London Olympics has got underway in the form of a scratchcard.The Go for Gold cards went on sale yesterday for £1, of which 28p will go to the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund. The top prize for winners will be, appropriately enough, £2,012.Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell told the BBC that she estimated that the Olympic lottery card would raise £750 million over the seven years between now and 2012. Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 July 2005 | News 2012 Olympics fundraising begins with scratchard Tagged with: Trading 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Some charities and charity umbrella groups are, however, concerned that these scratchards could divert income away from charities. For example, Stuart Etherington, the chief executive of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), pointed out that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) own impact assessment on the new game showed that it could produce an annual reduction of 5% in money available for good causes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 September 2005 | News Property support services company OCS (One Complete Solution) has raised £10,054 for Macmillan Cancer Relief, the most it has ever raised.The total was raised over six weeks through a raffle. The prizes on offer were a Vauxhall Corsa Life, a trip for two to New Ypork, and 4 tickets to the England v Australia Test Match.Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS, said: “I am pleased to say this has brought the total we have raised to more than £25,000”. Advertisement Property company raises £10,054 for Macmillan Tagged with: Events Research / statistics 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.
10 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Russell Commission launches small grants programme More details of the two elements of this immediate programme are as follows.1. Developing volunteer involving strategies for young people from disadvantaged groups.Bids are invited from organisations that are keen to develop their strategy for delivering Russell volunteering opportunities for young people from disadvantaged groups. These strategies should scope the opportunities that could be offered in the organisation, set out what support would be needed, explain the benefits to the young people and to the organisation, and give an indication of costs. The objective of these strategies would be to put organisations in a position to bid for Russell funding to deliver volunteering opportunities for young people from disadvantaged groups in 2006-07. Applications are invited from a range of organisations, both large and small. The value of grants will depend on the size of the organisation. For example, a large national organisation might receive funding for a staff worker for three months, while a small local organisation might receive funding for a staff worker for two weeks.2. Developing best practice examples for engaging young people from under-represented groups as volunteers.Bids are invited to build the evidence base on how to reach new groups of volunteers, including funding existing volunteer involving organisations to collate evidence from their experience of engaging under-represented groups of young people in volunteering, particularly Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, faith groups and those without qualifications.The total amount of funding available is around £600,000 and proposals should reflect the limited nature of the funds. 50% of the money will be available for the first objective listed above, and 50% for the second. Projects should be delivered during the first three months of 2006, although this will be flexible depending on the project.There are two levels of funding available:* £2000 to £9000, aimed at small local voluntary andcommunity groups working or wishing to work with young volunteers.* £10,000 to £24,000, aimed at medium/large voluntary and community groups working or wishing to work with young volunteers. Applications will only be considered from established voluntary and community sector organisations and priority will be given to organisations that can demonstrate that this funding will be used to support additional activity. Applicants do not have to be registered charities, but must be able to show evidence of having a governing constitution or set of rules, a management committee (or equivalent) and an independent bank account. Applications from consortiums will be also be looked at. Partnership bids, involving e.g. schools or local authority youth work, are also welcome as long as they are led by a voluntary and community sector organisation.Full information is available at www.russellcommission.org.uk or you can email [email protected] or call the helpline on 0845 603 1869.Grants Programme AdministrationRussell Commission 2005/06 FundingThe Bond180-182 Fazelely StreetBirminghamB5 5SEClosing date: 2 December 2005. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their bids by 22 December.SMALLfri is the subscription funding information service for new and small organisations. Funding information service SMALLfri is once again sharing some funding news with UK Fundraising. The Russell Commission has launched a £600,000 small grants programme to fund preparatory work within England that will lay the foundations for the work of the new Russell Commission Implementation Body.The grant round aims to fund projects in two key areas: Developing volunteer involving strategies for 16-25 year olds; and Best practice examples of how to reach new groups of young volunteers, particularly Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, faith groups and those without qualifications. Grants will cover 2005-06. This programme is not about funding volunteering opportunities for young people directly, but about capacity building and best practice models. Funding volunteering opportunities will be the role of the new Russell Commission Implementation Body, which will be formally launched in Spring 2006. The Russell Commission was set up in May 2004 to look at ways of getting greater youth involvement in volunteering. Its final report set out a new framework for delivering a “step-change in young people’s action and engagement”. The Government accepted its recommendations and funding of up to £100 million has been allocated over the next three years. This funding round is designed for preparatory work that will lay the foundations for the work of the implementation body. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 November 2005 | News 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.
Tagged with: Community fundraising Howard Lake | 8 July 2006 | News Researchers at Newcastle University have found that people put nearly three times as much money into an ‘honesty box’ when they were being watched by a pair of eyes on a poster, compared with a poster that featured an image of flowers. Is this an opportunity to boost income from static collecting boxes?The results of the research, believed to be the first to test how cues of being watched affect people’s tendency for social co-operation in a real-life setting, have been published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.Lead author of the study, Melissa Bateson, a Royal Society research fellow based at Newcastle University, said: “Our brains are programmed to respond to eyes and faces whether we are consciously aware of it or not. Advertisement “Our findings suggest that people are less likely to be selfish if they feel they are being watched, which has huge implications for real life.”For the best effect it seems that the eyes in the image had to appear to be looking directly at the viewer.So, does the research apply to charity collecting boxes in the same way as honesty boxes? If so, will we start to see ‘Big Brother’-type eyes being built into static fundraising collection boxes to boost donations? UK Fundraising isn’t aware of any charities that have tested this approach but we’d be happy to report on any that have. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. Staring eyes poster improves effectiveness of honesty box
Howard Lake | 12 October 2006 | News Three agencies to work on FSB’s launch campaign About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Forster Company, Spencer du Bois, and AW Media have been taken on by the Fundraising Standards Board in a £250,000 campaign to raise public awareness of the initiative.The Forster Company will handle the FSB’s PR, AW Media will advise on the strategic planning, and Spencer du Bois will develop consumer communications and brand development.The self-regulatory scheme will launch in 2007. Advertisement 11 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
Irish charities can expect a big increase on the ‚€500 million given last year, according to a leading research company. Amarach Consulting’s findings are part of a report on future trends in Irish society. Amarach’s report indicates that Irish people are getting used to their new found wealth and are increasingly philanthropic. ‘There is increasing evidence that we are becoming more mature about money and moving out of the ‘nouveau riche’ bracket,’ said Gerald O’Neill, chief executive of Amarach Consulting. He added that this emerging philanthropy is different to just writing a cheque and people want more active involvement. Advertisement Research predicts big donations increase Howard Lake | 11 January 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AmÃ¡rach has published a number of studies on charity in Ireland – including ‘Good Intentions’ and ‘Good Citizens’: both available free from their reports and studies section on their web site. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 27 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 IEG Legal Guide to Cause Marketing Howard Lake | 18 January 2008 | News
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Social media agency launched for the not-for-profit sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 February 2010 | News 27 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A team of consultants, trainers and social media practitioners have launched Voice, a social media agency for the not-for-profit sector. It aims to provide practical social media support to charity, arts and governmental organisations in the UK.Oxford-based Voice brings together a team of specialists from fundraising, campaigning, communications, marketing and social media backgrounds to help clients to incorporate social media strategies into their strategic planning and into their day-to-day activities.It offers consultancy, training and social media campaign management services.David Dixon, founder of The Phone Room Ltd and now Voice, and an international consultant in arts management, said: “In the NFP sector we need to get well beyond the ‘wow’ factor in social media and get real in using these new channels for fundraising and communications”.David Dixon has worked for two decades with charities and cultural organisations as has fellow Director Vanessa Blake. Both are also Directors of The Phone Room which has been providing telephone fundraising services to many key players in the UK since 1997.Euan Semple joined Voice bringing his social media and online experience at the BBC and with clients around the world. Euan is a well know writer, public speaker and thinker advising companies on social networks as a business tool.Sylwia Presley joins the team to contribute her word-of-mouth and social media ethics experience at word-of-mouth agency, 1000heads.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake and Chris Denton, Marketing Director of The Barbican Centre are non-executive members of the Board.Euan Semple said: “I have been working with social media more or less since it was invented and for a long time I have wanted to find a way to bring my commercial and government experience to support charities and the arts. Voice will enable me to make a real difference.”www.nfpvoice.com Voice Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Voice
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics United Biscuits raises over £275,000 for charities in 2011 Biscuit and snack manufacturer United Biscuits last year raised over £275,000 in funds or product donations for charities and community projects. This represents an increase of 65% in donations from 2010.United Biscuits employees also donated £30,000 via the Give As You Earn payroll giving scheme during the year. The company granted 186 days of special leave to its employees to enable them to work on community projects.The company introduced its People & Community Programme in 2009.Community projects carried out in 2011 included re-decorating classrooms at a local school, renovating the outside of a local nature studies organisation’s premises, and providing a day of mock interviews to members of the charity CRISIS.www.unitedbiscuits.com/community.phpPhoto: antidale on flickr.com Howard Lake | 24 July 2012 | News 46 total views, 2 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.
Entries include the following information:• Beneficial area• Contact details and preferred method of application• Trustee names• Funding areas considered and exclusions where known• Any information available on grant-making policies and practicesThe book includes informed analysis on the formation of these new trusts and offers advice on how to approach them and make an effective application.Presented and indexed clearly, this directory will help you to identify and locate the information you need quickly and easily. 58 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Books 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 59 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guide to New Trusts 2013/14 [amzn_product_post]Get ahead of the game with this brand new resource. DSC adds to its stable of directories on trust funds by featuring around 100 newly-registered grant-making trusts.Registered in 2012 the trusts are analysed for their grant-making policies and practices, contact details, and areas that they will not consider. DSC applies its usual research rigour to bring you a clear picture of each trust fund. An invaluable tool for the professional fundraiser. Advertisement
88 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 January 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Prospect research specialists Factary have published a report featuring 30 of the UK’s newest philanthropists.The Foundations of Wealth report details 30 people who have founded grantmaking trusts in 2013. It analyses their wealth, philanthropic interests and biographical information. Together they have wealth of £5.7 billion.According to Factary, all but one of the trusts listed have never appeared in other directories of grantmaking trusts.Who are the new philanthropists?Although we can’t reveal the philanthropists’ names, Factary did share some of their details with UK Fundraising. They include:The founder of the world’s largest independent bookmakers, who has made a six-figure donation to the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity, We Love MCR Charity.A hedge fund manager who is a long-term supporter of the arts, with past donations to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Serpentine Gallery and Donmar Warehouse Theatre.A corporate banker who is a Trustee of the British Museum and former Trustee of the Dulwich Picture Gallery.The former Chief Executive of a leading mining conglomerate who is Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council and a Trustee of The Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.A French investment banker who is a patron of the arts and on the Council of the Southbank Centre.A leading Swiss art dealer who has recently endowed a teaching and research post at the Courtauld Institute of Art and has donated to many arts venues across the country.The co-founder of a leading smoothie brand who has philanthropic interests in the arts, environment and international development.A Director of a leading London property company who is Chairman of Studio Arts Centers International Florence and a Trustee of The Jewish Council for Racial Equality.Preview and orderingYou can preview a summary of the report’s content. The report itself is available at £135 with discounts for new or existing subscribers to Factary Phi or to Factary’s New Trust Update.The report was researched and edited by Will Whitefield, Senior Researcher at Factary. It is published as a special supplement to Factary’s New Trust Update. During 2013 this reported on 217 newly-registered grant-making trusts and foundations in the UK. Factary reports on 30 of UK’s newest philanthropists 87 total views, 3 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Tagged with: Factary Funding Giving/Philanthropy Prospect research
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 7 December 2015 | News 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. London pop-up shop helps the homeless 9 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A non-profit pop-up store in East London is helping the homeless this winter by selling products that will be handed out to the city’s rough sleepers in the run up to Christmas.Crack + Cider aims to give people a useful way of directly helping the homeless without handing over cash. Customers can buy umbrellas, hats, socks, and gloves, fleeces, winter jackets, and backpacks to be distributed amongst the homeless, or the Warm and Dry Set, which includes every item. Prices range from £5 for an umbrella to £60 for the set, and since launch, the store has sold more than £5000 worth of stock.Founders Charlotte Cramer and Scarlett Montanaro chose the items after asking shelters what would be of most use to the city’s rough sleepers, naming their store Crack + Cider after a homeless neighbour told them that people didn’t give him money because of the perception that this was what it would be spent on.Stephen Robertson, CEO of The Big Issue Foundation said:“This initiative gives people an opportunity to take some direct action to help rough sleepers at the crisis point that is rough sleeping.”Crack + Cider launched on 4th November, and is open until 23rd December. Customers can also buy the items online at www.crackandcider.com. Advertisement
180 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Howard Lake | 27 March 2017 | News Lyft’s announcement did not mention which nonprofits would benefit. Instead the company referred to the money being used to benefit “issues impacting everyone everywhere, from climate change to the pursuit of equality”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Advertisement Choose which cause will benefit from your Lyft round-up donation The company indicated that its Round Up & Donate facility is part of the company’s values. “Sit for something” it declares. It adds that Lyft was founded on the notion that “bringing enough rumps together can make a real impact on the environment. That parking your backsides in back seats across the nation is a way to rebuild our communities around people, not cars”. Lyft introduces round-up donations to charity https://www.instagram.com/p/BSGnkjCAwpV/It has of course already put its money where its mouth is. Following President Trump’s travel ban from Muslim-majority countries in January 2017, Lyft pledged to donate $1 million to ACLU over the next four years of the Presidency.Its approach also appears in stark contrast to that of its rival Uber, which has experienced negative publicity since the time of the travel ban, and following allegations by a former employee about its institutional sexism. 179 total views, 1 views today US transport network company Lyft is to introduce the facility to let passengers round-up their payments to donate them to charity.The option will start to be introduced in a few weeks time and then rolled out across the cities in which it operates.To donate passengers will need to have opted-in to participate. Thereafter future rides will involve an automatic round-up to the nearest whole dollar. 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The Institute of Fundraising has published its draft response to the Fundraising Regulator’s consultation on data protection, highlighting the proposed changes to the MPS as a significant change marking a ‘fundamental shift of the goalposts’.In the IoF’s draft response, published on its website this week and following Daniel Fluskey’s earlier blog on the consultation, it states that the: ‘change proposed at 7.1.1 on how fundraisers work with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS)… would mean that unless individuals have provided consent to that charity, no direct marketing mailings can be sent. That is a fundamental shift of the goalposts as to what was in the Code before, and indeed, significantly changes what the MPS service (run by the DMA) was set up to do.’It says that changing the Code so that charities could only contact people on the MPS when they have consent would exclude legitimate interest as a lawful basis, wipe out pre-existing relationships, and mean that people who sign up to the MPS receive a different experience to the one they expect.The IoF wants to see this proposed change reviewed so that it does not stop a charity contacting a supporter where there is a previous relationship, providing there is a lawful basis for doing so.The IoF also lists a number of other proposed changes as needing review or clarification. These include making the wording at 5.1.2 of the Code, which states “organisations MUST keep up to date with and have regard to relevant guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office” clearer and less ambiguous about what constitutes compliance. They also include point 5.2.7 Requirement to keep a ‘suppression list’, with the IoF suggesting that the Code is amended so that it does not become a requirement to keep and maintain a ‘suppression list’, but instead makes it clear that organisations must ensure they have appropriate systems or procedures in place so they do not send any direct marketing to individuals who have asked not to receive it.The full draft response to the Regulator’s Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice on Data Protection can be downloaded from the IoF site, and the IoF is asking for comments and feedback from its members to help it inform its final written response. The Regulator’s consultation opened in October and runs until 8 December. 111 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 112 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Code of Fundraising Practice data protection IoF highlights ‘fundamental shift of goalposts’ on MPS in draft response to Code consultation Melanie May | 3 November 2017 | News
Image: Penny Lawrence – photo: Charlotte Ball/Oxfam GB “Desperately sorry”She said: “I am desperately sorry for the harm and distress that this has caused to Oxfam’s supporters, the wider development sector and most of all the vulnerable people who trusted us.“It has been such a privilege to work for such an amazing organisation that has done and needs to continue to do such good in the world.”Her resignation follows a meeting this morning between senior staff at Oxfam and Penny Mordant, International Development Secretary. The Minister had threatened to withdraw the government’s £31.7m funding from Oxfam if the charity could not satisfy her over its ability to meet safeguarding assurances.Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, said: “I deeply respect Penny’s decision to accept personal responsibility. Like us, she is appalled at what happened and is determined to do what is best for Oxfam and the people we exist to help.“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks for the years of dedicated service that Penny has given to Oxfam and the fight against poverty around the world.” 145 total views, 1 views today Penny Lawrence, Deputy Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, has resigned, following allegations about some former Oxfam staff’s use of sex workers in Haiti and Chad. She said that she took “full responsibility” for the situation.She joined Oxfam GB in March 2006 as International Programmes Director, and served as strategic and operational lead for Oxfam’s programme teams across 60 countries. She said: “Over the last few days we have become aware that concerns were raised about the behaviour of staff in Chad as well as Haiti that we failed to adequately act upon. It is now clear that these allegations – involving the use of prostitutes and which related to behaviour of both the Country Director and members of his team in Chad – were raised before he moved to Haiti.“As programme director at the time, I am ashamed that this happened on my watch and I take full responsibility.”She added that she was “deeply sad” to make her resignation announcement.She has led Oxfam through a programme of organisational change to ensure it becomes “more globally balanced, more relevant and impactful”. She has been taking on the role of interim Programmes Director until the new Programmes Director started.She contributed to Oxfam’s Policy and Practice blog in 2014 from Freetown during the ebola crisis which she helped Oxfam respond to. Howard Lake | 12 February 2018 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Oxfam’s Deputy Chief Executive resigns over staff behaviour in Haiti and Chad “Passionate advocate of women’s rights”Lawrence describes herself as “a passionate advocate of women’s rights and economic leadership, building resilience in vulnerable communities and cross-sectoral collaboration, especially with big business.”After teaching, the worked as International Programmes Director at VSO before joining Oxfam. She has over 30 years’ experience in development, and has lived and worked in Sudan, Zimbabwe and Ghana, as well as the UK.She holds voluntary positions supporting other charities, following a lifelong commitment to international development work.Having been Chair of ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) from 2012-2015, she is now Chair of Refugee Action and sits on advisory committees, such as Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies, and IKEA’s sustainability advisory board. Advertisement 146 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: DfID UK Aid Match ethics Oxfam statutory funding
“It is incredibly exciting that Deutsche Bank has the opportunity to directly help change how blood cancer is treated across the world. I know there are other areas aside from fundraising where the skillset of staff within the bank will be valuable to the success of this project. Put simply, the more engagement we have during ‘One Day’ the greater the impact on the lives of blood cancer patients today and in the future.” Melanie May | 18 September 2018 | News 176 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas giving day AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Deutsche Bank employee giving day to support new blood cancer therapy lab 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. Deutsche Bank is inviting its UK employees to donate a day’s salary this month to help fund a new Therapy Acceleration Laboratory at the University of Oxford, which will drive the development of new personalised blood cancer therapies.During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, on 27 September Deutsche Bank employees across the UK will be invited to donate a day’s salary to its two UK Charities of the Year, Cure Leukaemia and Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, through the bank’s ‘One Day’ initiative, which sees donations matched by the bank.2016 and 2017 saw Deutsche Bank’s One Day annual fundraising campaigns raise almost £2m for its Charities of the Year.For Cure Leukaemia, the funds raised will help finance the new Therapy Acceleration Laboratory at the University of Oxford. Led by Professor Paresh Vyas at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, the Laboratory will apply the latest scientific and computational analysis to blood cancer samples collected from patients treated through the national clinical trials network that is led by the Centre for Clinical Haematology at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.Professor Vyas said:“Using detailed genetic analysis, we are now in a position to understand what causes blood cancer in patients. This Therapy Acceleration Laboratory will analyse samples from a large population of acute myeloid leukaemia patients to identify those who will benefit from specific therapies. Importantly, this will also ensure those who will not benefit are directed to treatments that will work for them, effectively personalising treatment for the disease.”“We cannot expect the NHS to fund this field of research, so we are reliant on the generous support of corporate partners such as Deutsche Bank through Cure Leukaemia to make these vital strides in our understanding of blood cancer. In ten years, the treatment of blood cancer could be unrecognisable to today but that will only happen through investment of this kind. What a legacy this would be for Deutsche Bank to have been the catalyst for the revolution in the treatment of blood cancer.”Paul Anderson, Head of Deutsche Bank Birmingham said: Advertisement Main image: The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine where the laboratory will be located. Credit: Martin Phelps 175 total views, 1 views today
473 total views, 2 views today Irish Charities Regulator warns on bogus charity clothes collectors 474 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Donated goods Ireland irish charities regulator Law / policy The Irish Charities Regulator has renewed its call to the public to take steps to ensure that unwanted clothing and other items they intend to donate to charity through house-to-house collections, actually go to registered charities.Charities Regulator Chief Executive Helen Martin said: “Our compliance team have received an increasing flow of concerns from the public about individuals and organisations who are carrying out house-to-house collections, but are not registered charities.”From January 2019 to the end of October 2019, the Charities Regulator received 133 reports from the public, expressing concern about people and/or organisations operating house-to-house collections for unwanted clothing and other goods, and querying whether or not they were registered charities.“We are concerned in the increasing number of reports we are receiving and also the increasing trend in this regard”, Ms Martin said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities should publicise where they are holding collectionsThe regulator also said that charities engaged in fundraising by way of clothing collections from the public, including collections by third parties on the charity’s behalf, should ensure that they have information readily available to the public about where they are carrying out collections.Under Section 41 of the Charities Act 2009 (the 2009 Act) it is an offence for any person to advertise on behalf of, to invite members of the public to give money or property to, or to accept such money or property on behalf of a charitable organisation that is not registered, or for an unregistered charitable organisation to carry on such activities.The Irish Charities Regulator liaises with An Garda Síochána in respect of these matters on an ongoing basis and advises anyone who suspects a charity is not legitimate to contact An Garda Síochána.The Charities Regulator’s public update document contains examples of labels in respect of clothing collections by organisations that are not registered charitable organisations, which were brought to our attention by members of the public. Increasing public awareness of unlawful collectionsShe added that organisations engaged in unlawful clothing collections will continue to operate in this manner only for as long as people continue to make donations to them. She one way they are hoping to address the issue is by increasing public awareness around the issue and encouraging members of the public who wish to donate unwanted items to charity, to check the public Register of Charities.Irish radio is also carrying advertisements warning people about bogus collectors.Leaflets and bags received for clothing collections from registered charities should clearly display the following information the charity’s name, logo. registered charity number and contact details. Potential donors can assure themselves that any organisation seeking a donation is a registered charity by checking the publicly available Register of Charities on the Regulator’s site. 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 | 27 November 2019 | News
JUSTICE FOR SANDRA BLAND!As we go to press, Sandra Bland’s funeral on July 25 was attended by hundreds of people in Lisle, Ill., a Chicago suburb. In her remarks, Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, urged people to continue to demand justice for her daughter on social media. Since the death of Sandra Bland of Chicago on July 13 in Waller County, Texas, there have been countless actions of people angered, outraged and just sad over her death.The most recent was a July 26 protest outside the home of Texas trooper Brian Encinia, who arrested Bland. This brought out the cops in full force, looking like an occupying army.Liliana Castrillón speaking for the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement.WW photo: Gloria RubacHarris County (Houston) Sheriff’s Department’s vehicles filled the whole parking lot adjacent to Encinia’s apartment complex. Texas State Police, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the West I-10 Fire Department and several other agencies set up a command post in a nearby parking lot. They came with riot gear and a mass casualty evacuation ambulance. Sheriffs mounted on horses awaited the militant contingent that caravaned into the Houston suburb of Katy where Encinia lives. It was only after the demonstration that activists found out that Encinia had moved three days earlier, supposedly for his own safety.African-American activists led this march, which concluded with a rally with community activists speaking out. Several student leaders from Texas Southern University, a historically Black university in Houston, demanded answers regarding Bland’s death. Minister Quanell X chaired the rally and challenged the dozens of cops on horses to deal with the many Black men who had gathered. “Your state trooper assaulted a Black woman who was alone and now she is dead. The men of the Black community are saying to this racist white man who mistreated sister Sandra Bland: ‘You (were) going to light her up? Now, let’s see if you light us all up when we come today.’”Liliana Castrillón, speaking for the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement in Spanish, said: “Some of you police here today may think you are good cops. But there are no good cops if you don’t speak out against the killer cops. You are just as guilty as the one who caused Sandra Bland to be killed. You are just as guilty as those who have pulled the trigger on young Black and Latino men around Texas and the country.”‘State of emergency’Members of local and national churches held a news conference outside the Waller County Jail on July 20 to discuss the case. “We picked this location because it is a crime scene,” said the Rev. Jamal Bryant from the Empowerment Movement of the AME Church. “We are in a state of emergency. Here in Texas we are not afraid of ISIS. We are afraid of the police. We need the immediate intervention of the Department of Justice to take this case, not just out of the county but out of the hands of the state of Texas!”The National Black United Front held a July 21 demonstration outside the Mickey Leland Federal Building in downtown Houston. Co-chairing the rally was the national chair of NBUF, Kofi Taharka, and Jinaki Muhammad, the vice co-chair of Women’s Affairs for NBUF. They both stressed that there was a systemic problem with cops killing Black people and it was the system that had to be changed.A day later, hundreds of protesters gathered in Houston’s largest park after the heat dropped below 90 degrees and marched and rallied until after dark. The multinational crowd was united in their demand that the questions surrounding Bland’s death be answered.Several vigils, marches and prayer gatherings have been held in Prairie View on the campus of Prairie View A&M University, which is in Waller County. PVAMU students have been quite vocal about Bland, who was an alumna of their school. The Hope AME Church held a rally July 26 after hundreds of students marched through the campus mourning her loss.Many other activities are scheduled and being planned. The outrage of so many is hotter than the 100-degree temperatures in Texas. Trooper Encinia being placed on desk duty is not the answer that religious leaders, PVAMU students or activists from around the state will accept as a solution.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Erica Mines, Matty Starrdust and Rufus FarmerChester, Pa.Five people were arrested on Jan. 29 after 25 protesters occupied the Chester, Pa., City Hall to demand answers about the 2014 police killing of Frank McQueen. The protest was organized by McQueen’s mother, Delphine Matthews, and his sister, Phillisa Matthews. It had support from Black Lives Matter Philly, the Philly Coalition for REAL Justice and other progressive organizations.Since June 2, 2014, when police riddled the body of 34-year-old McQueen “execution style” with over 28 bullets, every attempt by his family to retrieve information has been blocked by the city of Chester. Demonstrators hoped to meet with Chester’s newly elected mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, to request release of information regarding McQueen’s death.On arriving at City Hall, protesters agreed their action would be a nonconfrontational demonstration where they would simply exercise their right to freedom of assembly. On entering the building, most demonstrators quickly sat on benches in the lobby, holding signs that read “Justice for Frank McQueen” and “Release the information.”A smaller group approached the receptionist to request a meeting with the mayor. Within minutes, a staff person from the mayor’s office escorted Delphine Matthews, other family members, two private investigators, radio host Andre Roxx, who had aided in getting Frank McQueen’s story on the air, and Asa Khalif from Philly REAL Justice upstairs to meet with the mayor. Police gather in buildingThe building typically has just one police officer on hand for security measures. However, after Matthews and her supporters were escorted upstairs by Chester city officials, additional law enforcement began entering the building. Around 10 minutes later, other police officers, including both uniformed and plainclothes cops, arrived. For over an hour, the cops never spoke with demonstrators. They allocated a space for media to interview one of the investigators working with the Matthews family. None ever stated that the protesters’ assembly was unlawful. At no time did the demonstrators block entrances to the building or interfere in any way with official business.Meanwhile, during the meeting in Mayor Kirkland’s office, a heated exchange ensued between the mayor and Asa Khalif. Kirkland had to be restrained by his staff members and Khalif was told to leave the meeting, which he did.When Khalif rejoined the other demonstrators in the lobby, he began to fill them in on the meeting upstairs. At this point, police detectives ordered everyone to vacate the building, saying they were trespassing on city property and would be arrested.With little to no understanding of the exchange that had occurred upstairs, demonstrators began to ask why, after over an hour of peaceful assembly, was it now unlawful, and what was the state of the others still in the meeting with Kirkland. With a unified understanding of police brutality and to ensure no one was left behind in the hands of oppressive police, some in the lobby refused to leave without Mrs. Matthews and the others still meeting with the mayor.Rather than answering their concerns, police arrested five demonstrators, who were released a short time later with citation offenses. It was later learned that Mayor Kirkland agreed to have the information requested by McQueen’s family released in a week.As protesters gathered outside the city jail following the release of the five, several Chester residents expressed their support on learning what the action was about. Their solidarity was not surprising, given the demographics in Chester, where more than half of the 34,000 residents are African-American, most living in extreme poverty. Chester, dotted with vacant lots and abandoned houses, resembles a mini-Detroit. Until very recently, Chester was a food desert with no supermarkets. The heavily indebted school system is being privatized. City government, dominated by four council members, seems completely detached from the people living in the impoverished communities surrounding City Hall. Kirkland, now mayor, still retains his position of 23 years as a representative in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. The authors of this article were among the five arrested.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Minneapolis janitors stage protestsThousands of Twin Cities janitors, members of Service Employees Local 26, held picket lines outside the places they normally clean on Feb. 17. Working without a contract since December, the workers are demanding an immediate pay raise for both full-time and part-time janitors to $15 an hour as well as limits to an “ever-increasing workload.”Inspired by Local 26, hundreds of nonunion janitors, mostly immigrants hired by contractors to clean stores like Macy’s, Kohl’s and Sears, protested the next day for fair wages and better working conditions. In addition to picketing stores where they work, some protesters blocked traffic leading to downtown Minneapolis to demand an end to racial and economic disparities in Minnesota. (minnesota.cbslocal.com, Feb. 17 and 18)NLRB files complaint: ATI lockout violates labor lawWhen Pittsburgh-based defense contractor Allegheny Technologies Inc. and four subsidiaries locked out 2,200 members of the Steelworkers union (USW) at 12 plants in six states on Aug. 15, it violated federal labor laws, according to a 31-page complaint written by Region 6 of the National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 11. ATI was cited for more than 20 instances of bargaining in bad faith, illegally interrogating workers and threatening to fire workers who went on strike. The complaint was based on unfair labor practice charges filed by the USW in early 2016.Steelworkers President Leo W. Gerard praised the citation: “The company has, since day one, engaged in a pattern of intimidation, manipulation and bad faith bargaining in a blatant attempt to force hardworking people into accepting deep cuts in pay and benefits.” The complaint will be heard by an NLRB administrative law judge on May 23. (usw.org, Feb. 12; cantonrep.com, Feb. 12)Stay tuned. This case has precedent-setting potential since many companies have resorted to lockouts to curtail strikes in the recent period.Sea-Tac Airport workers sue for unpaid wagesDespite a 2013 ballot referendum setting the legal minimum wage for transportation and hospitality workers in SeaTac, Wash., at $15 an hour, an estimated 1,500 airport workers, out of 5,000, are still being paid below the legal minimum. Workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including janitors, baggage handlers, cleaners, refuelers and others, filed class action suits Feb. 17 against more than a dozen employers. The suits accuse the employers of illegally withholding amounts as high as $20,000 per worker since the minimum wage was raised over two years ago. (It was later adjusted for inflation to $15.24 by a city ordinance.) One lawyer representing the workers estimates that the total withheld, including benefits and overtime pay, is as high as $62.5 million.According to attorney Duncan Turner, though many wage-theft victims have come forward to demand justice, “We talked to a lot of people who were just too afraid” of losing their jobs. (Associated Press, Feb. 17)Demand fair contract for U.S./Mexican copper workersThe Steelworkers union in the U.S. and Los Mineros in Mexico filed complaints Feb. 18 accusing Mexican mining conglomerate Grupo Mexico and its U.S. subsidiary, Asarco, of violating workers’ rights on both sides of the border. The unions asked the U.S. National Contact Point for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises to foster dialogue between the parties. Though the specific terms of the complaint are confidential, the USW has accused Tucson, Ariz.-based Asarco of multiple unfair labor practices, including threatening workers, unlawfully implementing changes in workplace conditions and failing to negotiate with the USW and seven other unions at its five U.S. facilities. The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a hearing on the complaints for March 15.More than 2,000 USW members in Asarco’s copper mines, smelter and refinery in Arizona and Texas have been working without a contract since June 2013. Even though Asarco’s net income was $1.5 billion in 2013 — Grupo Mexico’s net income was $1.7 billion in 2013 — Asarco seeks to divide the workers by offering lower benefits to new employees. The USW, the other U.S. unions and Los Mineros have united against that and other changes. On Dec. 1, Asarco implemented portions of their so-called “last, best and final offer,” changing the workers’ compensation and benefits without their agreement.The filing comes as workers marked the 10th anniversary of an explosion at the Grupo Mexico mine at Pasta de Conchos in the state of Coahuila that killed 65 workers. The bodies of 63 of those miners remain trapped underground. Representatives of the USW marched with Los Mineros members in Mexico City on Feb. 19 to demand recovery of the bodies, compensation for the families of the victims, and prosecution of responsible company and government officials. The two unions have had a strategic alliance since 2005. (usw.org, Feb. 18) To demand that Asarco/Grupo Mexico offer a fair contract to the workers, sign the petition at tinyurl.com/jigqsep.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Third World Liberation Front 2016 celebrates victory.Four hunger strikers — Hassani Bell, Ahkeel Andres Mestayer, Julia Retzlaff and Sachiel Fredric Rosen — together with the Third World Liberation Front 2016, all students at San Francisco State University, declared victory May 11 after they signed an agreement with the SFSU administration which included funding of $482,806. (This is in addition to an already previously conceded $250,000 for the 2016/17 academic year.)Ten student demands were originally presented to the administration on Feb. 25. After an active campaign to press the demands was ignored, the four students began their hunger strike on May 2, pitching tents on a grassy area in the center of the campus. Negotiations leading to the settlement finally moved quickly after one of the strikers was hospitalized and SFSU President Les Wong agreed to meet with them.Highlights of the agreement include:Funding for two full-time tenure track faculty positions in Africana StudiesAppointment of a working group to increase recruitment of underrepresented minoritiesWork study funds for four students at the College of Ethnic Studies for the 2016/17 academic yearSupport for the review and restructure of the College of Ethnic Studies graduate programIncrease from half to full time for the College’s Development OfficerFunding for the Race and Resistance Program to be converted to department statusMovement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Program to the CESThe launch of a program in Pacific Islander Studies with two classes in the fall of 2016Regular, ongoing meetings between the administration and students on academic programsNo disciplinary action against any of the people involved in this campaignDiscussions with the Academic Senate on a more transparent budget processMeetings with constituents of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative to develop a plan to reinstate two tenure track faculty lines.Bell, an Africana Studies major, talked about the strike to this reporter as they were celebrating their victory. Asked why he joined the hunger strike, he said, “The budget cut would have eliminated about 40 percent of the faculty and most of the graduate programs.” His thoughts on the victory? “It’s bittersweet. I know the work is not over; we didn’t get all the demands that we wanted. There’s still a lot of work to do. I am happy that we were able to advance the college, but the fight never stops.”The students involved in this campaign named themselves the Third World Liberation Front 2016 in honor of the original students who fought for and won the creation of the College of Ethnic Studies in 1968. Actor Danny Glover was a member of the Black Student Union and one of the students who went on strike at that time. He came and spoke in support of the strikers on May 9.More information about the students’ demands and the strike can be found on their Facebook page, “Defend and Advance Ethnic Studies at SF State.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Following is a lightly edited letter of solidarity from the Charlotte Uprising (charlotteuprising.com) to the disaster-stricken communities of Eastern North Carolina. Activists urge “grassroots organizations and other communities to sign onto this letter by e-mailing [email protected]”The Charlotte Uprising Coalition and signatories extend our solidarity with the communities of Eastern North Carolina who are being devastated by the unnatural flooding of Hurricane Matthew. We oppose and condemn the state’s continued environmental racism and the neglect of the Black, Indigenous, Brown, rural and poor white communities for which these issues have heightened impact in Eastern North Carolina.In Charlotte, we continue to fight for justice for Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old Black man with disabilities killed on Sept. 20 by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. We have received reports that [on Oct. 10], state troopers in Lumberton killed a man amidst the flooding — claiming to have seen him armed with a gun while in water that had risen 3-4 feet high. … [W]e want to uplift the name of Deriante Miller, a 18-year-old Black teen, killed by a state trooper in Kinston as he was leaving his sister’s birthday party. No officer was charged and the department continues to lie about the murder.The misplaced priorities of our state brought on this disaster. While Gov. Pat McCrory called the National Guard into Charlotte to protect the windows of Bank of America and the Omni Hotel, he also redirected disaster relief funds to defend his anti-trans and anti-worker HB2 law. He has been unable to develop a plan for communities in the East for whom continued flood waters are anticipated. In both scenarios, lives are at risk and stolen because our state does not value Black and Brown lives.Environmental justice is more than forests and rivers; it encompasses our workplaces, public facilities, neighborhoods and schools. Our environments are under constant threat — if not from climate change, pollution or other climate disasters, then from police, corporations and politicians who prioritize profit and property over human needs.We believe in the right of historically marginalized communities to determine their destinies and build futures that are free from the violence of climate change, corporate greed and exploitation. We will stand with our community in Eastern North Carolina to reject any attempt made to repress the people’s organizing in response to this crisis; to reject any attempt by the state to use this moment to continue to push through the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline because communities and infrastructure have been wiped out; to reject any attempt to isolate us from each other in the movement for Black lives, working-class people and all oppressed people. The struggle for environmental justice is also a struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, capitalism, xenophobia and more.We send our solidarity with the organized communities and the communities getting organized to take care of each other. In Charlotte we have been saying, “We keep us safe,” and in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, nothing could be truer. We say we keep us safe; we say Black Lives Matter; we say our liberation is intertwined; and we say justice for the communities in Eastern North Carolina is long overdue.Signatories: Trans Queer People of Color Collective Charlotte, Tribe Charlotte, Southern Vision Alliance, Ignite NC, Youth Organizing Institute, NC Environmental Justice Network, Witness For Peace Southeast, Workers World Party, Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia, UE Local 150 NC Public Service Workers Union, The Greensboro Mural Project, Cakalak Thunder, Jewish Voice for Peace-Triangle, Customer 49.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Alameda Labor Council, representing unions throughout Alameda County, Calif., has passed a resolution encouraging all unions to organize actions on the day Donald Trump takes office as U.S. president. The resolution calls for protests to begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, and continue until there’s a massive day of action on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.Citing Trump’s attacks on “the most marginalized” and stressing that it is “the obligation of organized labor to defend our members from attack,” the ALC rallying cry goes out to all members of all affiliated unions in the U.S.Emily Chen, an Oakland-based union electrician, said of the call, “The presidency of Donald Trump poses a threat to both labor and marginalized communities, including immigrants, people of color, women, disabled and LGBTQ communities. So it is especially offensive that he will be sworn into office in the same week that we celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement. It is wrong to celebrate these advancements on Monday and then allow them to be threatened on Friday.” (ALC press release)The ALC resolution emphasized that the “power of labor is not reliant on the occupant of any political office, up to and including the President of the United States.” The proposed inauguration actions are intended to demonstrate that, regardless of election outcomes and of Trump’s anti-labor cabinet appointments, labor’s real power is in its membership — the power of workers. The ALC characterizes the actions as a “reassertion of the power of organized labor.”Commenting on the call, labor journalist Terri Kay said, “Historically, unions did not rely on elected officials, but instead on organizing and mobilizing workers to action. In recent decades [unions] became more invested in elections. This year union households did not turn out for the Democratic candidate after the Democrats have repeatedly failed to deliver. Unions must reposition themselves … as forces of power that are independent of the electoral process.” (ALC press release)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Los Angeles Che Brigadistas on July 29 (L-R): Nathan Norris, Rasika Ruwanpathirana, Rebecka Jackson, Timothy Bluitt.The Los Angeles Branch of Workers World Party held a successful fundraiser on July 2 in support of their four Che Brigadistas who will travel to Cuba in October. The organizers served mojitos and a buffet of home cooked specialties, as a sound track of Cuban music played. There was wonderful live poetry and a conga performance.Hundreds of people from around the world will assemble in Cuba on Oct. 1-15 for the Footsteps of Che Brigade. This will be an opportunity for new, young activists to learn about Cuba’s revolutionary process and share experiences with the Cuban people. They will also participate in the Day of the Heroic Guerrilla on Oct. 8 — the national event honoring Che Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his killing by the CIA in Bolivia.Go to gofundme.com/che-brigade to support the Brigadistas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
When the U.S. McCarthyite-in-Chief said on Feb. 19, “The twilight hour of socialism has arrived,” the Venezuelan people answered, “Not so fast!”President Donald Trump had all but predicted the collapse of the Bolivarian government on Feb. 18 when he addressed Miami’s anti-Chavista Venezuelan community. He was flanked by right-wing Cuban-Americans Sen. Mario Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Belart, plus National Security Adviser John Bolton and other reactionary allies. The attempted delivery of “humanitarian aid” on Feb. 23 over the Rio Arauca, which separates Venezuela from Colombia, was supposed to incite the Venezuelan military and police to desert and the masses to abandon the revolutionary process. It was supposed to give world imperialism an opening to topple President Nicolás Maduro. Then, according to Trump, it would be only a matter of time before the governments of Cuba and Nicaragua fell, too. This side of the world would become “the first free hemisphere in all of human history,” he said. (CBS News)“Hold your horses,” said the rest of the world. People around the world had already declared that Feb. 23, a month after presidential pretender Juan Guaidó announced the attempted coup, would be a global day of protest to loudly demand “No war on Venezuela.” The success and scope of the Feb. 23 protests went far beyond the most optimistic expectations of those who first called the day of action. Some 150-plus cities held actions, sometimes more than one, in at least 35 U.S. states, 7 of 10 Canadian provinces and 35 countries on six continents. People in many of these countries, from India to England, held events in multiple cities. Demonstrations began in Australia as the day started and continued across the world’s time zones.The corporate media here all jump in line when it comes to spreading lies about Venezuela — or any country where the people try to break free of U.S. hegemony. Still, they failed to create popular sentiment here — or anywhere else — for a U.S.-led invasion (except maybe among the Miami counterrevolutionaries originally from the wealthy classes of Cuba and Venezuela). People realize that the violent threats against Venezuela represent more U.S. aggression for oil and for strategic domination — just like with Iran, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Syria.Invasion blockedMany protesters had been able to follow reports from Venezuela that showed enormous crowds of people in the streets defending their country and their democratically elected president from a Yankee attack. Contrary to U.S. predictions, only a handful of military personnel defected. Those claiming to be bringing “humanitarian aid” failed to cross the bridges where the Venezuelan workers were amassed to stop them.President Nicolás Maduro rightly called the meager amount of food supplies — “kits” of rice, beans, sugar and salt that could at best feed 3,500 families for ten days — “a Trojan horse.” According to Greek legend, a massive, ornate wooden horse was brought to Athens’ rival, Troy. The Trojans, not knowing that enemy soldiers were hiding inside the horse, allowed it through the wall protecting the city. The soldiers then leaped out and were able to subdue the Trojans and destroy their city. Today’s Merriam-Webster defines a Trojan horse as “someone or something intended to defeat or subvert from within, usually by deceptive means.” It was obvious to most of the world that the imperialist “gifts,” so-called “humanitarian aid,” were being used to orchestrate an invasion.No one should think for a minute that the danger of an invasion, with the goal of pulling off another “regime change,” is over. Anti-war forces must remain in the streets. The time to figure out what the next solidarity action will be is right now.But anyone who believes, as Trump proclaimed Feb. 19, that “socialism is dying” is living in a bubble. More and more people join with Cuba and Venezuela in shouting, “Socialism or death!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
10 de marzo – El día 9 de marzo se llenaron las calles de Caracas, Venezuela con miles de personas celebrando el Día del Antiimperialismo Bolivariano. Es una movilización que se ha organizado cada año en esta fecha empezando en 2015, cuando el presidente de Estados Unidos Barack Obama declaró a Venezuela como una amenaza “inusual y extraordinaria.”El pueblo bolivariano también se movilizaba en respuesta al sabotaje del sistema eléctrico del país. El día jueves 7 de marzo empezó una serie de ataques, principalmente de carácter cibernéticas, contra la planta eléctrica de El Guri que suministra a casi todo el país.En su discurso ante la marcha antiimperialista, el presidente constitucional Nicolás Maduro denunció que la responsabilidad del apagón caía sobre la oposición, ya fracasado su golpe de estado, y sus dirigentes en los Estados Unidos.Al mismo tiempo, el autoproclamado “presidente interino” de Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, advirtió de forma indirecta que habrían nuevos y ampliados sabotajes. “Debemos anunciar con responsabilidad que se transformará en una crisis por la gasolina,” dijo hablando desde un megáfono en la concentración opositora.A la hora de escribir, el servicio eléctrico se está restaurando paulatinamente en las zonas afectadas. Según varios oficiales del gobierno, se ha trabajado constantemente desde el comienzo de los ataques para restaurar el servicio y “normalizar la situación.”Una de las claves de la estrategia golpista ha sido el uso coordinado de los medios de comunicación internacionales, que hasta ahora han seguido el guión injerencista del asesor de seguridad nacional John Bolton, el senador de Florida Marco Rubio y el enviado especial para Venezuela Elliott Abrams, que decían que las fuerzas del gobierno quemaron camiones llenos de ayuda. Pero el día marzo 10 el New York Times sacó un reporte donde se detalló cómo fueron en realidad las fuerzas opositoras que quemaron el camión en la frontera con Colombia. (tinyurl.com/y5ykjd9e)Ya debería ser obvio que en su obsesión con conquistar Venezuela los dirigentes del golpe dirán cualquier cosa para justificar un ataque. No está claro porque el New York Times decidió romper con el gobierno estadounidense, pero muestra cómo el imperialismo ha propagado mentiras, usando a los medios de comunicación como parte integral de su ataque contra Venezuela.La nueva estrategia de cambio de régimenYa un mes y medio después de la autoproclamación de Juan Guaidó, sigue Nicolás Maduro en el palacio de Miraflores y la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (FANB) sigue en la defensa de la constitución.El día 23 de febrero se intentó ingresar camiones llenas de supuesta “ayuda humanitaria” que según Nicolás Maduro “ni ayuda, ni humanitaria era”. A pesar de dos días de ataques violentos en la frontera con Colombia, la oposición no logró entrar a los camiones.Venezuela se defendió ese día porque el poder popular se movilizó contra el imperialismo. La FANB en la frontera luchaba junto a los colectivos chavistas y las milicias civiles. La consciencia y la organización del pueblo chavista pudo evitar la ruptura de la FANB que buscaban los Estados Unidos y su lacayo Juan Guaidó.La oposición venezolana sufrió un derrote importante el 23 de febrero, mucho más importante que no poder entrar a los camiones, cosa que nunca fue su objetivo principal. Buscaban, mediante provocaciones violentas y manipulación de los imágenes, fabricar un pretexto para la intervención militar de una coalición internacional.¿Quién habría formado parte de esta coalición? Por una parte se buscaba el apoyo de los países que forman la OTAN (que intervino en ex-Yugoslavia en 1999 y luego en Libia en 2011): Estados Unidos, Reino Unido y otros países europeos. Por otra sería el Grupo de Lima, con la importante excepción de México que rompió con el resto del grupo. Este es un grupo de gobiernos latinoamericanos de derecha, varias de las cuales sufrieron golpes estadounidenses recientes (Honduras en 2009 o Brasil en 2016).Pero después de la heróica demostración de fuerza por parte de la revolución bolivariana, la Unión Europea salió en contra de la intervención militar, como también lo hizo el Grupo de Lima. Si los Estados Unidos quiere enviar tropas, lo tendrá que hacer sin el apoyo de ninguna organización internacional.Todo esto dificulta una invasión militar abierta. Entonces, ¿cómo han cambiado los planes del imperialismo en Venezuela? El ataque contra el sistema eléctrico indica que se aplicará una estrategia de desgaste y desestabilización.Seguirán los ataques económicos desde los Estados Unidos, que ya amenaza con sancionar a terceros países que negocian con Venezuela. Los sabotajes y los ataques cibernéticos también seguirán, y probablemente se ampliarán a otras industrias.Otra posibilidad es la guerra sucia, crear grupos rebeldes y suministrarlos con armas, para presionar al gobierno y colapsar los programas sociales. Ya cuenta la oposición con sus grupos “guarimberos” como base para esto.En ambos casos, la guerra económica es la clave. La estrategia desestabilizadora del imperialismo se basa principalmente en “hacer gritar a la economía.” Romper el control que sigue ejerciendo la oligarquía venezolana sobre la economía debe ser la prioridad junto a seguir construyendo la organización popular en el país.Fracturas en la clase gobernante de EUAEs importante el dato de que fue el presidente Obama quien primero clasificó a Venezuela como una amenaza a la seguridad nacional, declaración que justificaba las sanciones unilaterales. La actual política injerencista contra Venezuela es producto directo de la política de Obama.Históricamente, las diferencias entres los dos partidos estadounidenses desaparecen en cuanto a la política externa. Solo falta ver cómo los líderes del partido Demócrata como Nancy Pelosi aceptan sin preguntas las mentiras sobre Venezuela que difunden Rubio y Bolton.Esta unidad entre los dos partidos de la clase gobernante sirve para proteger al sistema imperialista, asegurando que EUA tomará acción para asegurar las condiciones que se requieren. Pelosi podría haber desmentido la narrativa sobre Venezuela, y frustrar al gobierno de Trump en el proceso, pero los líderes Demócratas siempre ponen los intereses del imperialismo encima de todo.Ahora, como resultado del fracaso de la maniobra golpista de febrero 23, se están produciendo fracturas en esa unidad. La decisión del New York Times de romper con las mentiras de Abrams, Rubio y Bolton es la señal más reciente de estas tensiones.Desde el inicio del intento de golpe de estado algunos oficiales electos como Ilhan Omar, representativa del estado de Minnesota, han declarado públicamente su oposición al golpe de estado. Por eso, y por su solidaridad con Palestina, los líderes del partido Demócrata han atacado ferozmente a Omar.Venezuela sigue bajo una amenaza imperialista, en forma de sabotaje y ataques económicos. Hace falta que el movimiento progresista en Estados Unidos se aproveche de las rupturas que se están produciendo en la clase gobernante para intensificar la campaña antiimperialista y acabar con las sanciones.(AUTOR DE LA FOTO: Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
With the dire economic circumstances brought on by COVID-19 and the rise in police brutality provoking civil unrest unseen since the 1960s, the Millennial Generation as well as Generation Z are beginning to see the pitfalls of both neoliberalism and U.S. conservatism.The Republicans in office are taking notice and are peddling falsehoods in order to stymie any potential movement. They’re taking their usual criticisms of Karl Marx and molding them in a way that would appeal to potential radicals and push them away from Marxism.Donald Trump and his cabinet are attributing the Communist Party of China’s alleged human rights violations to Marxism, in a vapid attempt at intersectional anti-communism. The irony in the GOP’s attacks against Marxism is that a party dominated by rich old white men is demonizing Marx as a “dead old white man” who is completely irrelevant.Even though Karl Marx himself had shortcomings — especially in anticipating where in the world the revolutionary movement would develop first — Marxist methods of analysis have led to numerous revolutions and anti-imperialist revolts in the 20th century, and Marxism remains a powerful tool in comprehending the various axes of oppression.Marxism has gained an unfair reputation over the years as a class reductionist ideology. Twentieth century concepts such as intersectionality are considered more holistic methods of studying various identities and discriminations. While no true revolutionary should neglect societal issues such as racism, patriarchy and anti-LGBTQ2S bigotry, it’s important to realize that all these ills originated from and are reified, made more solid, by the ruling class’s struggle to stay in control.Chinese Revolutionary meeting – 1966The concept of race was created by the ruling class to diffuse class solidarity, for instance, between European indentured servants and African slaves with the Bacon Rebellion of 1676. While this was not a progressive rebellion, since it demanded and led to increased theft of Indigenous lands by white settlers in Jamestown, Va., it nevertheless frightened the slavocracy into reinforcing racism by giving minor advantages to the lower-class whites they exploited. Race and class remain intertwined as People of Color have become the largest bulk of the most exploited and a disproportionately large sector of the proletariat in general.Imperialism imposes both a class and a racial struggle, as U.S. hegemony is pillaging global south countries of their resources and stymying their collective growth. While patriarchy predates capitalism, there is growing evidence of its relationship with the development of class society. Anthropologists studying hunter-gatherer societies, such as the Kung, observed that there was a high degree of egalitarianism not present in hierarchical class-based societies.The ancient civilizations which were highly patriarchal, such as Ancient Greece and Rome, had class societies. Many of the most prominent feminists in more recent history such as Sojourner Truth, Alexandra Kollontai and Emma Goldman were simultaneously waging war against the bourgeoisie, demonstrating that gender equality always intersected with the class struggle.Even today, the class struggle is as relevant as ever to the feminist cause with women and marginalized genders making up a substantial part of the working class. In a similar vein, LGBTQ2S+ oppression stemmed from a cisheteronormative paradigm — a male-dominated heterosexual family — designed to reinforce class oppression; it became a means for the upper class to maintain its wealth and resources.Both Republicans and liberal Democrats alike have painted Marxist adherents as “crazed dogmatists.” What they fail to realize is that Marxism isn’t a political ideology in the common, traditional sense. It is a scientific method of analysis aimed at the material conditions of a particular time or region, and Marx meant its usage to change as conditions change.Marxism – a method, not a dogmaLabeling Marxism as Eurocentric stems from the fact that Karl Marx was operating from a Eurocentric point of view in the 19th century, when both capitalist industry and a severely oppressed proletariat were emerging in Europe. Marxists from all walks of life have critiqued and expanded upon Marx and Engels’s original findings. Vladimir Lenin took Marx’s analysis of capitalism and updated it for the age of imperialism, providing the groundwork for anti-imperialist efforts that continue today.It was through Lenin’s contributions, in addition to his concept of building a party of committed revolutionary leaders, that the first socialist revolution occurred in Russia, a semifeudal state with a developing capitalist economy. This contradicted Marx’s predictions, which had described industrialized countries such as Britain and Germany as countries with the ideal conditions for a revolution, because capitalism was much further advanced there. Mao Zedong adjusted Marx and Lenin’s theories even further and proved that the peasantry can create a revolution as well.Many things have been written about the personal bigotries of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marx and Engels have at various times been labeled racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic. While we as revolutionaries should be critical of these egregious views, it is important to remember that Marx and Engels were products of their time, and they were not immune to the bigotries of the era.At a time where homosexuality was considered a mental illness, and the supposed inferiority of Black people was backed by contemporary science, it would be absurd for modern Marxists to hold Marx and Engels to current standards of morality. In spite of those contemporary views, Karl Marx played an integral role in the U.S. abolition movement. Correspondence between Karl Marx and U.S. president Abraham Lincoln played a pivotal role in shaping Lincoln’s views on abolishing slavery. Furthermore, Marx’s Eurocentric views became milder in his later years.Marxism, when approached properly, remains a useful tool for 21st revolutionary praxis. Even though reactionary actors will insist otherwise, Marxist theory remains as relevant as ever in the fight against all systems of oppression.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Previous articleIndiana Wine and Food Festival Returns SaturdayNext articleHelpful Tips for Your Precision Ag Data Hoosier Ag Today FinancialDow up 125 at closeS&P and NASDAQ also up 1%+DAX 1.1% betterEurope still under several clouds the worst of which is SpainDollar ends unchangedGold mildly lowerCrude steadyConsumer confidence 64.9 versus 68.7 last month in a continuing downward spiralHousing prices a little less badLivestockCattle call steady to lowerBoxed beef up $ .75Watch pork movement in tomorrow’s cutout at judge weekend clearanceNegative margins weigh on hogsJune and July are soft red meat demand periodsGrain and soybeansSpec selling in corn and wheatSoybeans were pulled back from early rallyMidwestern rains 70% coverage ½-1/12” pressed corn and beansWheat harvest improving as it advances into southern KansasWelcome rains in Russia, China and AustraliaBrazil has sold 27% of 12/13 bean cropUkraine rapeseed crop off 35%Financial markets a limited influence todayDecember corn support at $5.00November bean resistance at $13.20Weekly export inspections had little impact 12:58 updateFinancials rather quiet but the European problems persist with Spain the featureWeekend rains of ½-1 ½ with 70% coverage in Corn Belt drive corn lower and take beans off early highWheat pressured by improved yields out of the S Kansa harvestRains in Russia, China and AustraliaMeats watch boxed beef trade and pork movement over the holiday weekend Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/29/2012 PM Comment By Hoosier Ag Today – May 29, 2012 SHARE Gary Wilhelmi 5/29/2012 PM Comment FinancialStocks called mixed with Dow lower and DAX up .8%Early ticks up 90 on DowHousing report todayConsumer confidence expected to be higher in AprilEurope no betterEmployment report FridayFOMC 6/19 may be last chance Fed has to ease credit before the electionSpanish stocks dropped 9.8% in AprilGreek election 6/17 but leadership expected to remain muddled and ineffectiveChinese stimulus efforts directed at Steel industryHybrid Chinese economy makes it hard to read chances of success from simulationMinimal gains in crude, gold and a slight decline on the dollar index.LivestockJune futures cash spread narrowing$123 aTight supply and full slaughter week may firm marketKill 631,000 versus 641,000Boxed beef normally softens in June and JulyChoice- select spread widens to $9Pork cutout off $ .23 with loins down $ .59 and hams steadySlaughter 2,059,000 v 2,042,000Meat buying goes back to shopping modeGrain and soybeansWheat harvest advancing narrowing spread between wheat and cornWeekend weather had no surprises and looks normal aheadRains reported in Black Sea region and AustraliaWatch Corn Belt dry areas but no real concern yetChinese corn yields 35% less than oursWatch $13.20 on November soybeans and $5.00 on December cornCME considering opening the markets 10 minutes earlier on report days and USDA is said to be looking at issuing reports at mid session. All pending CFTC studyExports have slipped into the background lately
Home Indiana Agriculture News Beware Hybrids Susceptible to Northern Corn Leaf Blight By Andy Eubank – Jan 18, 2015 SHARE Previous articleThe Good Side of Climate ChangeNext articleIndiana Weather Forecast 1/19/2015 Andy Eubank SHARE Mullen on leaf blightLast year brought a perfect storm of conditions for northern corn leaf blight to hit Indiana fields and the disease did impact affected fields’ overall yield. The Director of Agronomic Services at Seed Consultants, Bill Mullen, says some high yielding hybrids are susceptible to it, and in 2014 the disease was worse than usual.“The conditions were right, were conducive for northern corn leaf blight to affect these plants, these hybrids out there earlier than normal,” he told HAT. “Northern corn leaf blight usually ten days, two weeks after it tassels. The conditions were right for it to go ahead and infect that plant two weeks before that, so with some of these hybrids that we saw with that disease present more than in past years, yes it took an effect on yield. We had lower yield.”Mullen says a farmer needs to talk to his seed rep and refer to seed guides so he knows if he has selected one of those susceptible hybrids.“One of our best tools of information is our seed guide because we do give the ratings for the different diseases as well as agronomic characteristics of those hybrids. That’s the information we share with our customers when it comes to package or position them in customers’ fields, and both grey leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight do come from crop residue. It’s out there. The more we can bury the residue the better off we’ll be, but in minimum till situations, there residue is always close to the top, so if the conditions are right it could happen again next year.”Mullen also talks about affects of compaction on yield, spring burndown and the good quality seed supply available this year in the various winter meetings the company is presenting. The remaining schedule is here. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Beware Hybrids Susceptible to Northern Corn Leaf Blight
Home Energy Supply Concerns Cause Crude Oil Spike Supply Concerns Cause Crude Oil Spike By Gary Truitt – Jun 6, 2016 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Global supply outages emerged as contributing factors to a steep spike in crude oil prices Monday, though underlying metrics may point to stability. A group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers is forcing many energy companies operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta to cut production following a string of attacks. The militant group is waging war on energy companies in the region and accused the government of favoring oil over the welfare of the people in the region. Following attacks last week, the group said the “liberation of our people is our priority.”The outage from Nigeria, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is straining a U.S. market that’s relying more on the country for oil than last year. A top 10 exporter, Nigeria crude oil shipments to the United States were up 100 percent compared with levels from 2014.Wildfires in Canada, one of the top North American producers, knocked out much of the oil production there in May. The provincial government in Alberta reported Sunday that all voluntary re-entries into the Fort McMurray area, central to the region’s oil sands industry, were completed.Data from the National Energy Board show the 2016 average daily rate of production is 5 percent lower than reported for Canada in December. Canada is the No. 1 exporter of crude oil to the United States.West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark price for crude oil, shot up 2 percent to $48.62 per barrel. The global benchmark Brent reached its highest level for the year early Monday, gaining 1.7 percent to $50.52 per barrel.Crude oil prices are up roughly 80 percent from a low point below $30 per year in early 2016. That may be encouraging a return to more expensive reserve basins that were considered cost-prohibitive during the worst of the downturn.Baker Hughes last week reported an increase in the number of rigs in service in the United States, a stark reversal from several weeks of decline. Canada lost six rigs against a gain of four in the United States.The increase in the United States suggests energy companies may soon be producing more. While U.S. oil production is in decline in part because of the sluggish economy, higher output helped trigger the downturn because it pushed markets heavily toward the supply side. Outside of the shale basins in the Lower 48, crude oil production in Alaska is up about 6 percent from last year, based on a four-week moving average. Previous articleFormer FDA Official says GMO Labeling Sends the Wrong MessageNext articleNitrogen is no Longer Cheap Insurance Gary Truitt
By Gary Truitt – Mar 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Tuesday is National Agriculture Day, and Indiana will recognize the annual event with a special activity at the State Capital. Indiana’s Family of Farmers is sponsoring a celebration on Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Statehouse north atrium.There will be an agriculture appreciation luncheon, exhibits from a variety of Indiana farm organizations and agencies, and much more! Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be honoring the winners of the Ag Day video contest. Indiana FFA representatives will read the Governor’s official proclamation designating March 21 “Ag Day” in Indiana.In Washington, Tana Elliott, from Kosciusko County, will be honored as the winner of the first National Ag Day photo contest. This is an event meant to encourage college students around the nation to celebrate modern agriculture. The contest theme was “Agriculture: Food for Life” and is sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). Elliott, from Etna Green, is currently in her first year of attending Ivy Tech Community College. She is majoring in medical assisting and phlebotomy. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship for winning the contest. “National Ag Day is a good idea. That’s because, in this day and age, there are many people who need to learn more about farm life,” says Elliott. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Celebrates Ag Day Indiana Celebrates Ag Day SHARE Previous articleCuts in Ag Research Funding Will Cost Jobs at PurdueNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 21, 2017 Gary Truitt
Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFarm Machinery Markets Beginning to StabilizeNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 31, 2017 Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter China Issues “Wish List” for U.S. Trade China has issued a list of concessions that it says can help deliver a “win-win” trade relationship with America. The list is part of a 117-page document released Thursday by the Ministry of Commerce. China would like to improve infrastructure cooperation with the U.S. and accept greater imports of goods ranging from soybeans to aircraft. The report acknowledges the Trump Administration’s grievances with China and with globalization, urging “balanced development” of trade ties in future talks. A 100-day review of the bilateral trade relationship is due to finish up in July.A deal earlier this month allows more U.S. access into the Chinese market for beef, natural gas, and financial services. China would like to increase imports of agricultural products like soybeans and cotton. It would also like to speed up negotiations with the U.S. on traceability, inspection, and quarantine procedures on U.S. beef to be sold in the Chinese market. The 117-page paper could be seen as China indicating a more stable negotiating environment between the two countries.In return, on the “ask” list, the report argues that the U.S. should stop using the so-called alternative state approach when calculating dumping margins in WTO trade disputes. That would be a big step that could push China toward being considered a market economy by its major trading partners.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – May 31, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News China Issues “Wish List” for U.S. Trade
Previous articleDOJ Provides Guidance for U.S. Pork Industry Response to COVID CrisisNext articlePurdue’s Jason Henderson on July County Fairs and Will Rain Finally? It’s the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/4h-july-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Purdue Extension announced on Friday that county 4-H fairs can happen in July if certain criteria are met. As part of Governor Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan to safely reopen the state, conventions, sports events, fairs, and festivals may resume July 4th as part of Stage 5.Social distancing is one of the criteria and that begs the question, “How do you keep six-foot separation between people at a county fair?”That’s the question from Director of Purdue Extension Jason Henderson. He says there are other requirements that revolve around hygiene and disinfecting, but social distancing will be the most difficult for county 4-H boards to figure out.“That means you have to change pattern flows, you have to change penning, and just a lot of queuing of various different events. So, they’re going to have to look different in order to comply with those guidelines.”What about the rides, games, and carnival aspects of the fair?“So, I’ve had some additional conversations with them and they’re putting together their plans on what it would look like for a carnival or other things,” Henderson told HAT. “It’s going to look different for them too because they’re going to have to comply with these additional social distancing guidelines that have to be met.”Henderson says one challenge is that each county will be in a different position. The “Back on Track” plan allows for different counties to be in different stages given their situation.“What happens in one county will be different in another county and so we’ve got to help them by putting together a process that they can walk through and think about the decisions to make the best decision for their county. Whether that is doing virtual demonstrations only, or if it’s virtual demonstrations with in-person demonstrations as well.”Henderson says other Extension programs, like farm field days, can now also take place under the same types of guidelines. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE How Do You Social Distance at a County Fair? SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 18, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News How Do You Social Distance at a County Fair?
SHARE By NAFB News Service – Nov 18, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Community Wants EU Trade Tariffs Removed Ag Community Wants EU Trade Tariffs Removed America’s top agriculture commodity groups and trade associations sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer talking about European Union retaliatory tariffs on American goods.The groups, including Farmers for Free Trade, are asking Lighthizer to “deepen trade discussions” to help bring about World Trade Organization compliance and removal of the EU tariffs that target U.S. food and ag exports.On November 10, the EU imposed duties on certain cheeses, agricultural equipment, distilled spirits, potatoes, nuts, fruits, juices, chocolate, and ketchup.“Farmers are battling to stay above water and any new tariff in this time of crisis is a big concern,” said Brian Kuehl, co-executive director of Famers for Free Trade. “We know these tariffs are part of a long legal battle, but anytime farmers become collateral damage is unacceptable.”The letter says American farmers need stability, and that means predictable exports into markets like the European Union.The groups are urging this administration and the next one to double down on their effort to resolve this dispute in a manner that frees American farmers from harmful tariffs. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleWhat Trade Policy Could Look Like Under Biden AdministrationNext articleIndiana Farmers Getting More out of CFAP 2 and Moisture in the Forecast on the HAT Thursday Podcast NAFB News Service
Home Commentary Commentary: Beef- It’s What’s for Dinner, for Now Facebook Twitter Commentary: Beef- It’s What’s for Dinner, for Now Previous articleU.S., E.U. Ag Groups Ask for End to Retaliatory TariffsNext articleMcKinney Reflects on His Time at USDA Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary TruittThe month of May is National Beef Month; and beef is getting a lot of publicity, but not the kind we need. The vegans, tree huggers, animal activists, and other anti-meat forces have been joined by a new and rather unlikely group: Republicans. In their non-stop effort to throw the Biden administration under the bus, they are claiming that the President wants to limit meat consumption and confiscate farmland as part of his climate change plan. Fox news reported, as fact, that the President planned to limit Americans to only eating one hamburger per month. Conservatives then spread this like wildfire across social media.Soon other news organizations, both liberal and conservative, picked up the story. Never asking if it was true, they commented on the subject. Like often happens with such things, the original story was lost and was expanded to many other issues. This included that the government was going to take control of 30% of the nation’s land as a way of limiting beef production.By the next day, the situation had gotten so out of hand that the Secretary of Agriculture had to issue a statement: “There’s no truth to the talk that the Biden Administration wants to take land away from people and discourage consumers from eating beef to help fight climate change.” Vilsack did admit that, “The President wants to protect 30 percent of the nation’s land by 2030 but doesn’t plan to use eminent domain to take possession of that land.”All of this provided great fodder for those who want to bash Biden and for those who want to propagate the myth that beef production is bad for the environment. Cattle only account for 2% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. They are efficient grazers and part of the ecosystem.These facts get lost in the climate change rhetoric. For example, the recipe website Epicurious, which has millions of followers on social media, claims that they’re no longer going to have beef recipes “for environmental reasons.” The blogger Farm Babe did a review of the site and reported, “When you read their statements, articles and sponsors on this, you quickly realize that the vegan food companies and animal rights activists have managed to spread misinformation to sway their decision.” She went on to say, “I read every statement and article they released and was astounded at the amount of nonsense.”What is truly disturbing is that the places we can turn to get factual information about our food and our environment are disappearing. Beef and other parts of the ag economy are being deliberately misrepresented by a variety of groups to advance their social and political agendas. The danger is that some of these positions will become policy as a result of politics.So, as you celebrate Beef Month with a steak or hamburger, think about how you are helping the environment by supporting a species that turns vegetative waste and inedible grasses into delicious protein that nourishes people worldwide. SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 2, 2021 SHARE
Twitter ReddIt Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ ReddIt Linkedin Homelessness brought home Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ The Rwandan Student Committee attending the 22nd Annual Rwandan Genocide Commemoration at the Embassy to Rwanda in Washington, D.C. on April 7. Kelsey Ritchie printEditor’s note: TCU 360 line editor Kelsey Ritchie attended the 22nd Annual Rwandan Genocide Commemoration in Washington, D.C., with the TCU Rwandan Student Committee. The following is her first-person account. The Rwandan students at TCU are truly some of the most dedicated, intelligent, driven and genuine people that I have encountered at this university.The Rwandan Student Committee partners with the Intensive English Program at TCU and encourages student activism and participation in global leadership.On Wednesday, a Campus Commemoration will be held for Rwanda. The event will feature keynote speaker Professor Sarah Brown of San Diego State University, as well as show a short film and a testimony from a survivor.Seven Rwandan students, one other American student and myself traveled to D.C. together for less than 28 hours last week. During that short amount of time, the Rwandan students shared their stories of living through the genocide. Whether it was stories of lost family members, an oppressive government, a time of recovery, or their experiences here in the United States, there was one common theme among the students’ stories: they truly loved their country.The Rwandan Genocide was one of the largest human rights atrocities in history. Between April and July of 1994, more than 800,000 Rwandan people were slaughtered. Rwandans were classified by two groups: the Hutus and the Tutsis. During the genocide, the Hutus targeted the Tutsis and attempted to “cleanse” the country of them.At the commemoration in D.C., the keynote speaker at the embassy began his speech by saying, “We are not Hutus. We are not Tutsis. We are Rwandans.”This sense of pride in one’s country, despite hardship and tragedy, is a defining sentiment of Rwandan culture. The Rwandan students at TCU exemplify this to the highest degree.Wednesday’s commemoration will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Sid Richardson Lecture Hall 4. The Rwandan Student Committee will be available after the event to answer any questions about ways to get involved in remembering an event that changed the lives of so many. Twitter Website| + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin TCU vs Baylor in Photos Kelsey Ritchie is a junior Political Science and Journalism double major from Tulsa, OK. She is currently serving as the Student Organizations line editor. Fans enjoy pregame activities at the Alamodome Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ Previous articleFort Worth Refugee ResettlementNext articleFort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Kelsey Ritchie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ Video: cello ensemble closes out semester with winter concert The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer
ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ What’s on the ballot: State Representatives What’s on the ballot: State Representatives Madalyn Shircliff is a sophomore journalism and political science double major from Fort Worth, Texas. She enjoys ice cream, waffles, and long walks through Washington, D.C. Linkedin Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ + posts Boschini: TCU monitoring travel ban effects Linkedin Twitter printWhen it comes to openings on the Texas Supreme Court , the seat numbers don’t matter–but the competition does.Here are the openings for the Texas Supreme Court justices:Place 3Debra Lehrmann: The incumbent Republican has been a judge for 28 years. Her platform is that she interprets the constitution and the law strictly and under a conservative ideology.Lehrmann calls herself a “scholarly jurist and a strict textualist who believes in judicial restraint and who never legislates from the bench.”Mike Westergren: The Democrat from Corpus Christi was a judge for the 214th District Court for 16 years.Westergren wants to break up the GOP hold on the court: “I believe it is time for a person of my background and experience to make a contribution to the process of the Court.”Kathie Glass: The Libertarian is eyeing the Court after an unsuccessful run for governor in 2014.Rodolfo Rivera Muñoz: The Green Party candidate is a Coahuiltecan Indian. He was a Civil Rights lawyer for 36 years and his mission is to “bring Indigenous wisdom to Texas courts.”Place 5Paul Green: The incumbent Republican candidate for this seat considers himself to be a “constitutional conservative” and is a lifelong member of the NRA.Dori Contreras: The Democrat is running in an attempt to unseat a Republican in a Supreme Court that has been ruled by the party for 20 years. She has been a judge for the 13th court of appeals for 14 years.Tom Oxford: The Libertarian candidate has been a trial lawyer for 20 years.“In the post 9/11 world we have seen the two major parties lose their way,” Oxford wrote in his biography. “Historically we could rely on the Democratic party to protect our individual rights and the Republican party to protect our economic rights. Now fear governs both parties, with our rights and our pocketbooks the victims.”Charles E. Waterbury: The Green Party candidate is a lawyer from Dallas. The TCU graduate previously ran for the Texas Supreme court in 2012.Place 9Eva Guzman: The incumbent Republican was the first Latina to have a seat in the court.Guzman said: “The Court should address how we can: 1. Expand Veteran’s courts so we may better serve our Veterans. 2. Improve outcomes for children in the child welfare system. 3. Improve access to the civil courts by low-income Texans.”Savannah Robinson: The Democrat has never held an elected position before.“This is my first attempt at running for office,” Robinson told the Fort Worth Star- Telegram. “I am not slick, don’t thump a bible, and don’t have a political organization behind me. Like my opponent, I am a Latina.”Don Fulton: The Libertarian has been a lawyer since 1976 and is a proponent of small government and less control over legislation by the court.Jim Chisholm: The Green Party candidate has run for the Texas Supreme Court twice before. There is very little information about the candidate online.There are plenty of options for the Supreme Court this year; be sure to get out there and make your vote count. Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ Facebook Facebook Previous articleFrog Report – West Virginia Recap and Texas Tech PreviewNext articleChancellor continues diversity discussion at Town Hall meeting Madalyn Shircliff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt What’s on the Ballot: United States Representative Madalyn Shircliff
Twitter Facebook Class of 2017 alumnus Kenneth Ankoma-Sey Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ ReddIt TCU revamps Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium TAGStext only Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award A guide to on campus fun printTCU advances to the Big 12 Championship game after beating Baylor University, 3-2, in overtime on Friday night.It seemed bleak for the Horned Frogs in the beginning after the Baylor Bears were able to find the back of the net twice before the end of the first half, even though TCU outshot them 6-3. Head coach Eric Bell said he had faith in his players.“I thought the second half was ours to be had,” Bell said. “They took advantage of it.”Going into the second half, the Frogs were down 2-0. But, they did not shrink with the pressure mounting. In the 72nd minute, TCU was granted a penalty kick because of a foul inside the box. Junior forward Allison Ganter capitalized on the penalty kick to get the Frogs on the scoreboard. Less than two minutes after Ganter’s goal, sophomore forward Faith Carter tied the game at 2-2 with a header. Eight minutes into overtime, senior forward Michelle Prokof placed a perfect pass for senior defender Meghan Murphy. Murphy scored on the pass for her second goal of the season, which put TCU on top 3-2.Bell said his team responded to the adversity.“They responded to the challenge that I gave them at the half to show some character and go out fighting,” Bell said.TCU will face No.1 West Virginia at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ ReddIt Twitter Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ Kenny Hill disappoints in 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ Facebook Caleb Jakana is a senior news and media studies major and criminology minor from Flower Mound, Texas. When he is not reporting, he is either playing basketball, watching a sporting event or just eating food. Caleb Jakana TCU celebrates after Meghan Murphy scores the game-winning goal in overtime. (Photo courtesy of big12sports.com) Linkedin + posts Linkedin Previous articleTCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutiqueNext articleSoccer falls in the Big 12 Championship Caleb Jakana RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Kimiya International talks about sex trafficking in DFW Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Website| + posts Linkedin Katie Coleman printMen, women, and children of different backgrounds gathered in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse Saturday afternoon to participate in the Fort Worth faction of the Women’s March.One of the organizers, Ashley Paz, said she and her friends from the Fairmount neighborhood were planning to march in Dallas when they decided to create one for Fort Worth.Demonstrators seated in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse.“So it was like 20 people,” Paz said. “And then they found the national site, and they made the Facebook page, and they signed it up and it’s like everybody just came.”Sister marches to the Women’s March on Washington cropped up all over the country and in other parts of the world since the larger demonstration was announced in December.Organizers of the Women’s March have said they want elected leaders to know that they should protect the rights, health, and safety of everyone in the country — including women and marginalized groups who have felt threatened recently like the LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants, people of color, native people, and people with disabilities.One of the organizers, Ashley Paz, said she and her friends from Fairmount neighborhood were planning to march in Dallas when they decided to create one for Fort Worth.“So it was like 20 people,” Paz said. “And then they found the national site, and they made the Facebook page, and they signed it up and it’s like everybody just came.”A group of volunteers listen to instructions an hour before the marchTCU chaplain, the Rev. Angela Kaufman, arrived more than an hour early to volunteer as a crowd marshal.“The fact that we’re going to march here and not just in Austin or not just in Dallas talks about what we value as a Fort Worth community,” Kaufman said.Paz stressed to volunteers that this was a non-partisan march and everyone was welcome as long as they remained peaceful.Volunteer the Rev. Angela Kaufman helps control the crowd and tells marchers when it’s their turn to go.Voices from the crowdFriends Christy Hopkins and Rhonda Schmit brought their daughters.“I’m proud to see all these people here,” Schmit said, choking up and pointing to her daughter. “And I want her to see it.”Hopkins said this march was a source of comfort for her and her family, who moved from the Midwest 15 months ago.Christy Hopkins sits with her daughters and friends on the courthouse steps waiting for the march to begin.Hopkins said she regrets that not speaking up about her beliefs in an effort to fit in a new place, and from now on she is going to be okay with sticking out.“So going forward it’s like this is me, this is what I stand for,” Hopkins said. “I realize that’s not the majority here, but that’s okay. I’d rather people know me for how I stand about things than just simply be accepted.”Schmit said the march pushed her to get involved in local grass roots movements.“I don’t know if I can influence Washington, but I can influence where I live and my community,” Schmit said. “That’s where my goals are.”Married couple Bob and Theresa Ellis talked about their idea of government’s role in society.“I would like to encourage government to make a difference and to try to care for those who are least able to care for themselves,” Bob Ellis said.Bob and Theresa Ellis hold up their signs in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse before the march.His sign referenced a quote from the Bible’s book, Matthew.“We think the Bible is: you love God and you love other people,” Theresa said. “That’s the bottom line.”Paz said she was proud of how the march went.“This is not an event that is about elected officials, this is about the people,” Paz said. “And I feel like the people really owned this, and it’s special.” Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. Facebook Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood Twitter Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Previous articleTCU misses shots and big opportunity in loss to No. 6 Baylor, 62-53Next articleGang evolution does not match common perceptions Katie Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear ReddIt Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
ReddIt Courtesy of TCU Athletics Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record printSophomore cross country and track and field standout Brenley Goertzen received an individual academic award recently announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.The individual award recognizes student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finish in the top-25 in the regional meet or finish as an All-American. Along with Goertzen’s individual success, the cross country team earned all- academic honors.Goertzen, originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, began running after her parents realized she was originally in the wrong sport.“I struck out playing tee-ball in the fifth grade and started crying, my mom asked me why I was crying and I told her I wanted to run the bases,” Goertzen said. “My mom realized I was in the wrong sport.” Goertzen’s parents then put her in track and field where she excelled at a very young age.Texas weather and Fort Worth’s beautiful city felt like home, which ultimately led Goertzen to commit to TCU.Goertzen’s parents instilled the importance of academics in her at a young age. She was taught that school should always be a priority.“I have grown up learning how to balance the two,” Goertzen said. “Also everyone on the women’s team is very focused and wants to do well in both school running. When we travel we do homework together and tutor each other.”Goertzen has had an amazing end to her sophomore cross country season. At the Big 12 Cross Country Championship, she clocked her career best time of 20:35.1 for the 5-kilometer run.“My mindset was that I needed to leave it all on the course and my self-confidence had gone up since the beginning of the season,” Goertzen said. “I realized I belong here and belonged at the top of the pack.”The following week Goertzen qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championship at the NCAA Regional meet where she finished with a program-best in 6th place. Goertzen is the first person to make it to nationals since Agnes Kemboi, who qualified in 2012.After an amazing conclusion to the Cross Country season, Goertzen broke the school record in her first 3,000-meter race of the season.“I like indoor season because you don’t have to face the elements really, there’s no wind or hills and I’m a rhythm runner,” Goertzen said. “I was really happy.”When asked about the future, Goertzen said she is hopeful to bring home a conference title in the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship, which will take place February 24-25. Goertzen will be competing in the 3,000 and 5,000-meter races.“A conference championship will put the icing on the cake right now,” Goertzen said, “But regardless, I will be happy with scoring and getting some big points for the women’s team.” Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Facebook ReddIt Facebook Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Get to know the TCU admission counselors Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Early action option removed from admission process Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Linkedin Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulger The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin + posts Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Previous articleTCU a cappella groups sweep top two spots at competitionNext articlePatterson: Not surprised by LT’s success Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter
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Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU printFort Worth golfers looking to tee off this year might have to pay more to do so. The city of Fort Worth is proposing a $250 increase for individual and senior yearly passes and a $50 increase for youth yearly passes, according to the proposed city budget for the 2020 fiscal year. Junior passes, for golfers under the age of 17, are proposed to increase by $50 to $150. However, golfers might not even notice the price increase, said Dave Lewis, the assistant director of golf and athletics for the city of Fort Worth. Rockwood, Fort Worth’s “premiere golf course” will not eliminate surcharges. Photo by Nathan Lowe. “What we’ve done is taken away surcharges, so you’re actually paying roughly the same amount, but you’re paying it up front instead of at the course,” Lewis said. Golfers currentl pay either a $3, $6 or $8 surcharge depending on the course. With these annual passes, golfers are able to play all 18 holes at the city’s three courses but will have to pay extra for golf carts. Eighteen-hole golf carts will cost $14.78, increasing by $0.92 per ride, and 9-hole golf carts will cost $7.39, increasing by $0.46, according to the proposed city budget. “You buy the pass and you show up and show your pass and you get to play,” Lewis said. The budget is proposing golfers will be able to play “surcharge free” at Pecan Valley and Sycamore Creek, Lewis said, but will still have to pay surcharges at Rockwood because it is “the city’s premiere course.”All of the courses in Fort Worth are special revenue enterprise funds, Lewis said, meaning Rockwood is able to keep all of the money it makes from the annual passes they sell. Lewis said nearly 90% of the city’s golf play is at courses that are eliminating the surcharges. Garrett Ellis, a golfer at Rockwood, called the proposed price increase “price gouging.” “It definitely increases the number of rounds you will need to play to break even,” said Ryan O’Hanlon, a golfer at Rockwood, “but that’s doable for all the golf fanatics who own annual passes.”Ryan O’Hanlon tees off at Rockwood. Photo by Nathan Lowe. While there is no hard data to prove that golfers are in support of the proposed changes, Lewis said the city has a lot of anecdotal data. “We’ve heard from golfers, ‘Look, we’d rather pay once instead of keep coming out of pocket,’” he said. Lewis also said the city hopes the proposed changes will encourage people to play more. However, Ellis had the opposite opinion, calling the price increase “a deterrent.”“It’s easier to get them in, get them logged, and send them out rather than having an actual cash transaction as well,” Lewis said. “It should help a lot more on that side and getting people processed faster.”O’Hanlon said he’s never had any problems paying surcharges at courses and doesn’t think there is any desperate need to eliminate that process. “There’s no issue, especially if you’re here early to tee off,” O’Hanlon said. Neither Ellis nor O’Hanlon have annual passes and are not interested after learning about the proposed price increases. For people who are not able to pay the $250 increase out of pocket, Lewis said the city will implement a payment plan that will break up the payment over the year. TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Garrett Ellis practicing his putting at Rockwood. Photo by Nathan Lowe. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Facebook Robbie Vaglio I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Facebook Previous articleConcerns about vaping health effects rise as hospitalizations increaseNext articleTCU implements new safety requirements in syllabi Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/