Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.APD K-9 Valor, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, will make an appearance at Cookies and Milk with a Cop tomorrow.Cookies & Milk with a CopDate: Saturday, July 15, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Sponsored by: The Orange County Library (Apopka Branch), McDonald’s, and the Apopka Police DepartmentLocation: The Orange County Library (Apopka Branch) at 1211 E. Semoran Boulevard in ApopkaCookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Take your kids to the North Orange Library in Apopka this today from 10:30 am – 11:30 am to meet the officers of the Apopka Police Department for cookies and milk and a story. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative environment. And after the story, a special guest will join the children – APD K-9 Valor will meet the kids! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleAvoid the summer slide, go to the libraryNext articleMorning Crash: Apopka resident collides with OCSO vehicle Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleDonna’s Deals: 5 things to know about shopping at Stein MartNext articleManaging Chronic Pain With And Without Opioids Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 7 stories that shaped Apopka’s news weekIn defense of the Apopka UCF Business IncubatorNew Publix coming to ApopkaChamber names new presidentKeke’s Breakfast Cafe opens in ApopkaBlue Darters land in pre-season pollCity Council advances New Errol to next stageBlue Darters blast Ocoee 44-7 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here 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 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSCity of ApopkaParkview at WekivaThe Florida Department of HealthWater testing Previous articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2Next articleThe curious history of Forest Avenue – Part Two Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the City of Apopka Public Information OfficeThe Florida Department of Health (DOH) has determined that water and soil in Apopka’s Parkview at Wekiva subdivision do not violate federal and state allowable contaminant levels and that no health risk was identified.Soil and water testing was conducted in the neighborhood in December as a result of concerns raised by residents. The Department of Health stated that test results did not indicate any health risk and showed levels below the cleanup target levels for soil and the maximum contaminant levels for water. DOH will remain available to the community as it addresses any remaining concerns associated with this issue. Testing was conducted as part of a “PACE-EH” investigation. PACE-EH is an acronym for “Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health.”“This is good news for Parkview residents who can now have a higher level of comfort regarding their drinking water,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “We are confident that the testing was thorough and conclusive.”Water samples were specifically tested for coliform, nitrite, nitrate, and lead. The results show that the water does not contain any of the tested contaminants above the Maximum Contaminant Level for drinking water as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Three water samples were taken in the neighborhood on December 7, 2017, and were analyzed at Orange County Utilities’ Central Laboratory. The samples were taken from inside each residence as well as from the water meter in the front yard of each residence. Additionally, soil samples also were taken at each location from the first four inches of soils in each front yard as close to the water meter as possible.An analysis of the soil samples was completed by Flowers Lab to review the amount of metal contaminants in the soils. The results showed that four of the metals tested (arsenic, cadmium, selenium, and silver) had levels that were undetectable by their search parameters. The other four metals, (mercury, barium, chromium, and lead) had very small trace amounts of each present in the samples. A comparison of the analyzed levels to the Target Clean-up Levels established for residential area per the Florida Administrative Code Chapter 62-777 showed that the test results are significantly lower than the established values. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom
Mama Mia April 12, 2018 at 6:55 pm Reply 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSApopka Police DepartmentMissing Person Previous articleBreaking News: Elderly Apopka man missingNext articleBreaking News: Orange County deputies in standoff with felony suspect in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Glad they found the gentleman, and that he is okay. He went to where his comfort zones were, that he was used to going to, rest stops and truck stops. Updating Missing Person Alert:Update from the APD at 4:45 PM:**UPDATE** MISSING PERSON DELBERT DRACKLEY HAS BEEN RECOVEREDDelbert has been located at a rest stop on I 95 in good health and is being returned to his family.Sergeant Kim WalshFrom the Apopka Police Department The Apopka Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing elderly man from the Apopka Area. Delbert Drackley, age 78, was last seen in the area of the Parkside Meadow Drive, in Apopka on April 12th, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Drackley suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Delbert DrackleyDrackley drives a red 2005 Dodge Caravan bearing Illinois license plate 7246091. Drackley was last seen by his son at 08:30 a.m. Drackley is from Illinois and has recently mentioned returning there. He is a former truck driver, so may frequent truck stops or rest stops. Drackley is a white male, bald, 6’2”, weighing 185 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue checkered shirt and blue jean shorts. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Apopka Police Department at 407-703-1757 or their local law enforcement agency. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here TAGSMemorial Daytheconversation.com Previous articleOver 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled amid E.coli worriesNext articleThe forgotten history of Memorial Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By James Dubinsky, Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech and first published on theconversation.Memorial Day, a national holiday to honor the 1.17 million men and women who have died to create and maintain the freedoms outlined in our Constitution, is not the only Memorial Day.The holiday emerged from the Civil War as a celebration almost exclusively for veterans of the Union Army to remember those who had died. Veterans and their families from Confederate states held their own celebrations. Thus, it remains fraught with conflict and ambiguity.In 2017, seven states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia – chose to also celebrate some form of Confederate Memorial Day. It’s usually celebrated on April 26 – the day associated with the surrender of General Joe Johnston, nine days after General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox at the end of the Civil War.How can we overcome these deep divides?Having served 28 years in the U.S. Army and as a teacher and researcher who studies the roles veterans and their family play in society, I believe poems written by veterans that focus on honoring those who have died may give us a clue.Bridging divisionsThe tension between North and South remains. We see it not only on days dedicated to remembrance. It surfaces daily as communities such as New Orleans wrestle with whether or not to keep memorial statues honoring Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee.Seaman Daniel Odoi of the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City presents the American flag on Memorial Day 2013. AP Photo/John MinchilloOne poet who does not ignore these divides is Yusef Komunyakaa, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and earned a Bronze Star. He is now a professor at New York University.In “Facing It,” a poem about visiting the Vietnam War Memorial, Komunyakaa, an African-American, confronts the wall and issues linked to war and race. He writes:“My black face fades / hiding inside the black granite.”But he is also a veteran honoring those who died; he is balancing the pain of loss with the guilt of not being a name on the wall:“I go down the 58,022 names, / half-expecting to find / my own in letters like smoke. / I touch the name Andrew Johnson; / I see the booby trap’s white flash.”The poem ends with two powerful images that offer a glimmer of hope:“A white vet’s image floats / closer to me, then his pale eyes / look through mine. I’m a window. / He’s lost his right arm / inside the stone. In the black mirror / a woman’s trying to erase names: / No, she’s brushing a boy’s hair.”The image of the speaker becoming a “window” addresses how two vets, one white and one black, bridge the racial divide and become linked through shared acts of sacrifice and remembrance. Yet even with such a positive affirming metaphor, the speaker’s mind and heart are not fully at ease.The next image creates dissonance and worry: Will the names be erased? The concluding line relieves that worry – the names are not being erased. More importantly, the final image of a simple act of caring calls to mind the sacrifices made to protect women and children by those whose names are on the wall. As a result, their image in the stone becomes a living memorial.Memory and reflectionWe can also learn from Brock Jones, an Army veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He named his award-winning book “Cenotaph,” the name for a tomb to honor those whose graves lie elsewhere. By using the name of a monument for those not present, a monument with historical ties to ancient Greece and Egypt as well as our own culture, Brock highlights how honoring the dead goes beyond culture and country.Jones’ poems do not focus outward toward social strife, but inward. They address language’s inability to capture or express loss linked to memories of war. They also point to how those remaining alive, particularly those who have not served, might come to understand the depth of the sacrifice expressed by memorials and, by extension, Memorial Day.In “Arkansas,” a poem that takes place at the Arkansas pillar, one of 56 pillars at the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speaker remembers a journey with his grandfather:“Dead eight years ago this summer / to the Atlantic pavilion engraved / with foreign names he never forgot. / Bastogne. / Yeah, we was there. / St. Marie Eglise. / We was near there.”The poem ends with the grandfather described as “a hunched figure, in front of ARKANSAS. Still, in front of ARKANSAS.” The grandfather is burdened by memories he carries, memories that render him “still” (motionless), memories that will remain with him “still.”“Memorial from a Park Bench” offers a broader perspective, one that any visitor sitting on a bench in front of a memorial might experience. For the visitor, the memorial becomes “an opened book,” a place where “A word loses its ability to conjure/trapped inside a black mirror.”The words are “names,” which “could be lines / of poems or a grocery list. / They could be just lines.” But they are not “just lines.”At poem’s end, when all is contemplated, “Here are names and black stone / and your only reflection.”Jones shifts the emotional and intellectual burden from the person on the bench to the poem’s readers, and thus to broader society. These words cannot be just lines or lists; they become, by being memorialized in a black stone, a “mirror,” the reader’s and thus society’s “reflection.” All on the bench are implicated; the names died for us, and, as a result, are us.Memorial Day and mindfulnessMemorial Day may have “official” roots honoring Union dead, but veteran poets of recent wars serving the United States have found ways to honor all those who have died in battle.Our country may be divided, but by taking a moment to pause and reflect on names etched on monument walls or gravestones, everyone on benches may see their own reflections, and in so doing further the task President Abraham Lincoln outlined in his 1865 Second Inaugural Address “to bind up the nation’s wounds…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”By being mindful, we might understand what Robert Dana, a WWII vet wrote in “At the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.”: that “These lives once theirs / are now ours.” You have entered an incorrect email address! 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ArchDaily Houses Photographs: Roger Brooks PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The clients of this 1954 bungalow asked Randy Bens Architect to add a new floor to the existing structure. Located in a post war suburban neighborhood that sits at the prow of a hill in New Westminster, British Columbia, the bungalow is surrounded by rich modernist architecture from that era. The existing house was an L-shaped bungalow that was too small for the clients, an artist and psychologist, who have three boys ages 17 to 26. The new floor would be the domain of the parents, and the boys would acquire main floor bedrooms of a more suitable size. The addition would be composed of a studio, master suite, and a deck to take advantage of the view. Architecturally, the goal was to knit together the old and new with simple gestures and materials that would be sympathetic to their context, yet fresh.Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6250WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Arte 66WoodEGGERLow Flammability ProductsThe overall massing was influenced by the desire to stack the new program on existing walls (where possible), and by the creation of a new exterior space on the second floor with access to views and sunlight. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyTo counter the vertical nature of the resulting mass, and shade the south facing living room, a horizontal screen was introduced which gives the composition a more restful and balanced appearance. The screen extends past the living room in both directions, creating a covered entry to the east and an open structured space to the west, where there will be a stand of bamboo. To further reinforce the horizontality of the screen, a concrete planter / plinth / address wall was introduced at the ground plane. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyThere was a strong desire to have the house respond to the 1950’s and 1960’s post and beam houses in the neighbourhood. The vertical cedar siding, gently sloping roofs, exposed glulam beams and rafters are all present, but contemporary in their composition. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyTo give the facades order and cohesion, two devices were used to mediate between existing and new openings. Bright rolled zinc panels were placed above and beside existing window openings, then aligned with new openings above. A simple through-wall flashing detail serves as a datum for window heads, mullions and sills, and is present on all facades.Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMaterial beyond Materials: Composite TectonicsArticlesIn Progress: NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOMArticles Share “COPY” Screen House / Randy Bens ArchitectSave this projectSaveScreen House / Randy Bens Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/117561/screen-house-randy-bens-architect Clipboard Area: 3500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/117561/screen-house-randy-bens-architect Clipboard “COPY” 2008 Year: Photographs Architects: Randy Bens Architect Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Roger Brooks Photography+ 26 Share CopyHouses•New Westminster, Canada Screen House / Randy Bens Architect Canada Projects CopyAbout this officeRandy Bens ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew WestminsterHousesCanadaPublished on March 08, 2011Cite: “Screen House / Randy Bens Architect” 08 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily “COPY” 2007 Louver House / LSS Save this picture!© Paul Warchol+ 14 Share Architects: LSS Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses CopyHouses•United States Louver House / LSSSave this projectSaveLouver House / LSS “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/193108/louver-house-lss Clipboard United States Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/193108/louver-house-lss Clipboard Photographs: Paul WarcholText description provided by the architects. To satisfy a client’s passion for barns, we sought to capture the qualities of traditional barn structures (generous spaces; repetitive timber frames), while developing a modern building responding to the demands both of a residential program, and a site’s dramatic views of the adjacent corn field and nearby moody Atlantic coast. The main home is accompanied by a woodshop with adjoining changing rooms for use of the lap pool that lies just beyond. The woodshop was a special request from the client, an avid woodworker with passionate requirements about the shop’s aesthetic and geographical relationship to the house. With such a strong affinity for a hobby exercised indoors, we exploited the impressive scope of the site and the accompanying nature by designing a compound of buildings that incorporate the emotion of the surrounding outdoors from within the buildings themselves. Save this picture!© Paul WarcholThe entrance of the house is approached along a raised boardwalk. The entry sequence draws one through the building’s louvered skin into a two-story foyer overlooking a three story interior garden courtyard. The house’s public spaces are elevated to the second floor to capture the long views. The main space, an open living, dining and kitchen hall, opens to a billiard room below, and to a mezzanine and a ceiling-scape of delicate three-dimensional hybrid wood-and-steel timber frame members and slot skylight above. An immense stone fireplace divides this hall from the outdoor, screened porch beyond. The mezzanine opens outside to a rooftop garden connecting to a study tucked into the rafters. Save this picture!© Paul WarcholThe foremost determining feature of the project’s architecture is its collaborative use of inside and outside spaces that come together to form a dualistic experience; succeeding in bringing the outside in. To unify the various internal and external spaces, we created a translucent wrapper for the building of louvers and rain screen siding. In all, five outdoor courts and garden spaces are unified under the single roof, giving the structure a double reading of complexity from up close, and simple monolithic harmony from afar. When lit at night, the main house’s light shines from within the spaces between the louvers, allowing a gauzy translucence rarely seen in solid, volumetric structures. Save this picture!© Paul WarcholThe woodshop building also maintains the indoor-outdoor parti with a semi-covered rooftop patio alongside the upstairs woodshop entrance. Down below are the changing rooms, kitchen area and garage, with a breezeway dividing the indoor spaces on either side, paving the way to the pool straight ahead.Save this picture!© Paul WarcholProject gallerySee allShow lessWIFI Technology Center Proposal / AllesWirdGut + FCPArticlesCompetition for Design of Transport PackagingArticles Share CopyAbout this officeLSSOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 26, 2011Cite: “Louver House / LSS” 26 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Architects: Kazuki Moroe Architects Area Area of this architecture project photographs: Hiroshi UedaPhotographs: Hiroshi UedaThe partition of light, and diagonal sights This site is located along the main street where various types of buildings as offices, shops, houses, parking lots and so on are built. The shape of site is 5.5 meter width and 25 meter depth. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornAlthough the south side of the site is a parking lot and the house can take in light to the inside, there is possibility that a high building is built in the future. So I designed top-lights and terraces can bring light and wind into inside, without arranging a big window on the south part. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaI didn’t put so many walls on the shorter side to make the most use of the shape of the site. Instead of physical walls, glass tube and corner-less sash divide the space vaguely. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe glass tube that rises up from the garage functions as a ventilating device. It becomes the space that can install EV in the future. I paid my attention to reflectivity rather than permeability of the glass and it plays the role of the light pillar. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe aluminum sash between living room and terrace doesn’t have corner mullion. When both side of the sash are opened, the terrace becomes one space that is connected with inner space. The sash of bathroom or porch can be also all opened. Many combination of an opening-and-closing state of the sashes can respond to various scenes. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaWhen the sash of a porch and the top-light of a living room are opened, the prevailing wind from southeast will flow comfortably. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe finish material and color of walls of the longitudinal direction varies, and it changes reflection of light. When you are in the room, you can enjoy the changing, but once you leave the room, a visible area of the color look smaller. Therefore, the unity throughout the house will not be damaged. Save this picture!SectionThe ceiling height of the garage is 3m to be able to park the camper. I designed composition of a skip floor by using the height. The sight spreads not only to a horizontal direction but to top and bottom diagonally. There are various crossing sights in the house, and the sights lead to trees and sky of the further ahead. In the narrow space, by shifting your eyes aslant, the body inclines naturally. So you can obtain calm and a feeling of release.Project gallerySee allShow less’The Great Sky’: Great Fen Visitor Center Competition Entry / Nicholas Hare ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectMontfullà House / Hidalgo HartmannSelected Projects Share “COPY” Year: Projects Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 20 Share Area: 198 m² Area: 198 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/367572/house-in-gokiso-kazuki-moroe-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeKazuki Moroe ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTenpakuHousesJapanPublished on May 02, 2013Cite: “House in Gokiso / Kazuki Moroe Architects” 02 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Year: Architects: LADAA Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Courtesy of LADAA+ 41 Share Copy Year: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/370836/the-me-too-house-ladaa Clipboard The Me Too House / LADAA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/370836/the-me-too-house-ladaa Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 2013 Save this picture!Courtesy of LADAA Save this picture!Courtesy of LADAARecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD23Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade Panel The building consists of four interconnected volumes each with a different height, thus reaching for the maximum integration with the topography of the surrounding area and a natural decomposition of the requirement program. Almost didactically the architecture tells us what is happening inside. At the same time the volumes are articulated to generate a large private garden open to the sun and the surrounding views. The whole house is built with load-bearing walls of gray concrete and steel columns. Outwardly the gray concrete, zinc panels and glass walls with anodized aluminum frames materializes the four volumes. Save this picture!Courtesy of LADAA With the decomposition of the requirement program into four volumes, we reached several objectives planed when analyzing the plot and its location. The first was to colonize the whole plot, making the area ours and eliminating any lost zones, the second was to search for a house with spatial continuity where the program wasn’t divided into stories as in a conventional building. For this we for opted for a spread-out at half-story intervals of the volumes, which in turn allow for adaptation to the natural slope of the area, something fundamental in the relationship with the exterior. Save this picture!Courtesy of LADAAThe break with the traditional separation between inside and outside, which thanks to the local climate we can control to suit the user, according to their needs, with flexible and mobile closings. An important aspect was the idea of humility. Outwardly we wanted to show the house as quiet and simple. And on the inside changing the scale, here showing it as extroverted, exaggerated and luxurious. Access to the house is through a two-story volume that opens to the north by a concrete canopy that serves as outside parking and to the south the views with the lobby and a library on the top floor. This part serves as the hinge between the Day area and the Night area. The bedrooms are located in a two-story volume, with the top floor for the parents and the ground floor for the children. Save this picture!Courtesy of LADAAThe Day zones are divided into two volumes with one story each. One for the kitchen and the service area, and one for the living room. Inside, the transition between one volume and the next is solved with small steps, which solves the height difference the volumes present externally, in a natural way. Thereby enhancing the idea of spatial continuity and facilitating the circulation of the users. As for the technological part, it’s noteworthy that thanks to a cross ventilation system we have been able to eliminate the artificial air conditioning normally in use during summer. The operation of this system is carried out by a system of sliding windows present throughout the house, some motorized and retractable with adjustable blinds. Save this picture!Site PlanFor heating we have used a system of low temperature convectors embedded in the floor, always under and parallel to the large windows to reduce heat loss. As for the lighting system, the large windows are the main characters, which virtually disappear, incorporating the exterior into the interior space. For the artificial lighting a special ceiling piece has been designed, which serves to hide the curtains and generate linear lighting strips with LED’s, parallel to the windows empowering their presence in house and their character of glass walls.Project gallerySee allShow lessFarm Building Renovation / Loïc Picquet ArchitecteSelected ProjectsLibeskind Selected to Design Ohio Statehouse Holocaust MemorialArticles Share 2013 The Me Too House / LADAASave this projectSaveThe Me Too House / LADAASave this picture!Courtesy of LADAAHouses•Sagunto/Sagunt, Spain Projects Spain Area: 707 m² Area: 707 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLADAAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSagunto/SaguntHousesSpainPublished on May 09, 2013Cite: “The Me Too House / LADAA” 09 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373043/vacation-house-in-henne-mette-lange-architects Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Henne, Denmark Save this picture!© Mette Lange, Anders Linnet+ 11 Share Area: 118 m² Area: 118 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Mette Lange Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373043/vacation-house-in-henne-mette-lange-architects Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Year: Denmark Projects Vacation House in Henne / Mette Lange ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVacation House in Henne / Mette Lange Architects Photographs photographs: Mette Lange, Anders LinnetPhotographs: Mette Lange, Anders LinnetSave this picture!© Mette Lange, Anders LinnetText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the big dunes next to the Northern Sea on the Danish west coast. There is no vegetation, except from grasses. The climate is tough with an almost constant strong wind from west. The house has a courtyard facing south, to embrace light and sun, and provide shelter. Save this picture!Section The irregular shape of the house is due to optimizing space with direct view to the sea, as well as respecting the views to the sea, from the house behind. Save this picture!© Mette Lange, Anders Linnet The house has different levels, responding to the site. Save this picture!© Mette Lange, Anders Linnet The balcony towards west and the sea cantilevers above a dramatic drop in the terrain. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe exterior of the houses is cladded with black painted pine which is an old Danish building tradition, which makes the house blend in.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe City of Fort Lauderdale Votes in Favor of BIG’s Marina LoftsArticlesWood Summit Smaland ConferenceEvent Share Vacation House in Henne / Mette Lange Architects Year: CopyAbout this officeMette Lange ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHenneHousesDenmarkPublished on May 16, 2013Cite: “Vacation House in Henne / Mette Lange Architects” 16 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381637/park-house-another-apartment Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381637/park-house-another-apartment Clipboard Projects Area: 27 m² Area: 27 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Nieda+Hisaeda Architects Park House / another APARTMENTSave this projectSavePark House / another APARTMENTSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraHouses•Tokyo, Japan Architects: Another Apartment Area Area of this architecture project Japan + 20 Share Show-Yo Structural Engineer: Park House / another APARTMENT ArchDaily Contractor: CopyAbout this officeAnother ApartmentOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on June 06, 2013Cite: “Park House / another APARTMENT” 06 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Flotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472237/flotanta-house-benjamin-garcia-saxe-architecture Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Puntarenas Canton, Costa Rica ArchDaily “COPY” Year: Year: Save this picture!© Garcia Lachner photography+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472237/flotanta-house-benjamin-garcia-saxe-architecture Clipboard Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Flotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe ArchitectureSave this projectSaveFlotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture Photographs Area: 300 m² Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Costa Rica 2013 2013 photographs: Garcia Lachner photographyPhotographs: Courtesy of Garcia Lachner photographyProject Coordinator:Daniel SanchoDesign Development:Soki SoConstruction Documentation:Roger NavarroStructural Engineer:Sotela Alfaro LtdBuilder:Dante MedriCity:Puntarenas CantonCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Garcia Lachner photographyRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEADoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The Gooden-Nahome family wanted to create a home on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and they found an incredible site overlooking the ocean. The biggest challenge we encountered was that their plot of land was predominantly comprised of a very steep slope, and the view of the ocean could only be seen from the upper-mid portion of the site. We saw this as an opportunity rather than a constraint and immediately considered an architectural response that was appropriate for these conditions. Save this picture!© Garcia Lachner photographyOriginally, we explored possibilities of creating large retaining walls and cutting back the soil in order to place the house, a technique typically employed for nearby buildings. Ultimately, we decided to do the exact opposite and therefore allow the slope, the earth, the vegetation, water, and animals to flow underneath the house. We essentially lifted the house up into the air on a series of piloti which gives the impression that it is floating above the hillside. By doing this we saved the immense cost of creating soil retention walls around the site. This common sense solution allowed us to create a very delicate intervention, one that allows the terrain to breathe whilst providing spectacular views out towards the ocean from the key location on the site. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessBricks Grown From BacteriaArchitecture NewsAndronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos AsociadosSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBenjamin Garcia Saxe ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuntarenas CantonHousesCosta RicaPublished on January 31, 2014Cite: “Flotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture” 31 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Stijn Bollaert+ 39 Share CopyAbout this officeNU architectuuratelierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationGhentHousesRefurbishmentBelgiumPublished on June 13, 2014Cite: “Bomastraat / NU architectuuratelier” 13 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 23 Share photographs: Adam LetchPhotographs: Adam LetchSave this picture!© Adam LetchRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. Designed for a young family in the suburban area of Rondebosch, Cape Town, this house sits on an elongated site with views towards Devil’s Peak and The Back Table, which is the south-eastern edge of the iconic Table Mountain. The client’s brief called for a contemporary, open plan home that provides a relaxed lifestyle and takes advantage of the site and its views.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe resultant form is a minimal white box containing the bedroom accommodation on the first floor, hovering over the living spaces on the ground floorbelow. This box was articulated with strategic openings maximising views and exposure to light, with a central courtyard carved out adjacent to the kitchen and dining room to create a focal point. The mass of the floating box is broken down on the street façade with a dramatic screen wall which creates an open-air terrace for the guest wing of the house. The screen offers privacy from the street while allowing views and light to permeate and is constructed from standard pre-cast concrete breeze blocks reminiscent of a bygone era.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe open plan living spaces on the ground floor spill out onto the courtyard and terrace to the North, with the garden and mountain views to the west. A hand selected tree was planted in the courtyard as a focal element to provide a shaded garden area that fills the adjacent spaces with dappled light. The tree acts as a natural screen to the direct north light and its canopy creates privacy for the first floor from neighbours.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe steel and timber stair connects the two levels and arrives in a large open plan utility space on the first floor which separates the guest wing from the master suite and maintains connections to the courtyard and tree below. Circulation spaces were minimised and were all arranged with external views on axis.Save this picture!© Adam LetchA simple pallet of materials allows space, light and volume to take preference over decorative finishes and elaboration. The ground floor has a monolithic polished concrete floor finish throughout which blurs the threshold between indoor and outdoor living capitalising on the South African climate. Upstairs, solid hardwood timber floorboards and natural limestone tiles create warmth and texture for the more intimate spaces of this home. Rough off-shutter concrete elements were used on the street boundary and the courtyard façade accentuating the white box through textural contrast.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis light-filled home, completed on time and within budget, successfully translates the clients brief and is a carefully considered response to the climatic and contextual conditions of the site. The client’s willingness for a bold conceptual design has resulted in a strong contemporary form uncommon to Rondebosch. This aesthetic challenges the surrounding, traditional urban fabric and encourages a fresh approach to residential architecture in this suburb.Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessJabuticaba House / Raffo ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsUDM Student Awarded “WIA Emerging Professional Inspiration Award” for Community Outr…Architecture News Share “COPY” Area: 340 m² Area: 340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses FIRTH 114802 / Three14 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFIRTH 114802 / Three14 Architects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/590960/firth-114802-three14-architects Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Year: South Africa Projects 2014 Year: Architects: Three14 Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeThree14 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on January 26, 2015Cite: “FIRTH 114802 / Three14 Architects” 26 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/601229/courtyard-in-kudamatsu-container-design Clipboard 2014 ArchDaily CopyHouses•Yamaguchi, Japan Courtyard in Kudamatsu / Container DesignSave this projectSaveCourtyard in Kudamatsu / Container Design Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/601229/courtyard-in-kudamatsu-container-design Clipboard Area: 104 m² Area: 104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Container Design Area Area of this architecture project photographs: Eiji TomitaPhotographs: Eiji TomitaSave this picture!© Eiji TomitaText description provided by the architects. The client planned habitat as a part of site in their family home. The site is kudamatsu-city, Yamaguchi. The site is along a prefectural road. There is a lot of traffic. Their family home has been built at a point distant from the road. Their planning site was near the road.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaTheir main hope is that they can pass between their family home and their children can run around inside and outside the house. Their planning site was used in a parking and croft. There was a fence, but was not a gate. The frontage was open for the prefectural road. I felt danger that their children playing here.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaThere is the family home in the back toward northwest and is well-tended yard toward east. Their family home have the tiled roof and the wooden front door, a big good will. I felt the place with good vibes. I thought the necessary parking space, and the location of their family home, the connection of road.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaI thought better that their family home is saw from the prefectural road. Therefore, their house was made near that road. As a result, I thought that their house will be made like a gate and fence in the site. The appearance of house show a big roof. That is homage of their family home.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaTheir house was made big opening toward their family home. Thus, that was made them conscious about living with family home. And I thought that their children can pass between their family home to my home and they will not go to the prefectural road. Their house was made the space of courtyard like outside. Because their house connect a conscious of life. There was conscious toward their yard of family home, and toward their courtyard.Save this picture!SectionTheir house that their children run around safety has been planned by these conscious.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaProject gallerySee allShow lessComedie de Bethune – National Drama Theater / Manuelle Gautrand ArchitectureSelected ProjectsLast Call: Architects Summoned to Envision Public Space for Moscow’s Kristall CityArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Eiji Tomita+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeContainer DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYamaguchiHousesJapanPublished on February 23, 2015Cite: “Courtyard in Kudamatsu / Container Design” 22 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Gijo Paul George+ 16 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614556/edges-apartments-studio-toggle Clipboard Kuwait Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614556/edges-apartments-studio-toggle Clipboard 2014 “COPY” Edges Apartments / Studio ToggleSave this projectSaveEdges Apartments / Studio Toggle Projects Architects: Studio Toggle Area Area of this architecture project Area: 25000 ft² Area: 25000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio ToggleOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSalmiyaHousingResidentialKuwaitPublished on April 03, 2015Cite: “Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle” 02 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Fabricator:BensonwoodCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Casey DunnRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Aamodt / Plumb was commissioned to design a home for a young family on a beautiful site on Lake Austin with only one catch: an incredibly compressed 12-month schedule. “12 months is extremely fast!” notes Aamodt. “Twelve months made us realize that we had to think very differently about how to do this project. What we did was to redesign the process of building a house.”Save this picture!© Casey DunnThe architects built a complete Building Information Model (BIM) of the home in Revit before any construction happened. Then, to meet the tight schedule the young architects employed fast-tracking techniques typically used on large-scale projects and adapted them to the residential context where tolerances are much more demanding. They worked with Bensonwood, a high-tech sustainable timber company, to manufacture panelized sections of the house in their factory off-site. At the same time, all of the site-work and foundation work was performed on-site by Austin’s high-performance builder Risinger Homes. This significantly reduced the amount of time to construct the building envelope. Matt Risinger of Risinger homes commented: “We were able to frame the house in just two weeks. That’s pretty incredible for a 6,000 square foot custom home.” The factory fabrication also meant that the envelope of the house fit together so well that the house was approaching passive energy standards with no additional measures. The architects were left with an air-tight envelope and fully complete site-work in the same amount of time that a normal house might have had only the site-work or foundations completed.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house itself has an airy, relaxed feel that matches perfectly with the relaxed Austin vibe. Spaces blend with one another and views outside and to the lake beyond bring nature into the house. The house is divided into two wings: a private wing for the family to sleep and work in, and a public wing for dining, entertaining, and recreation. The split massing of the house allowed the architects to preserve all of the trees on the site and the house nestles around a mature live oak tree which adds to a sense of privacy and connection to nature.Save this picture!© Casey DunnOn the exterior of the house, the high performance timber panels are clad in Shou Sugi Ban charred Cyprus, an ancient Japanese method of preserving wood by charring and cooling the wood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPhyfP-qMM4 The black finish of the charred Cyprus is offset by a lightweight white steel roof that efficiently reflects the rays of the Texas sun away from the house keeping it cool during the summer months.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe architects, their builder, and fabricator deployed a novel use of prefabrication technology, and interior planning and organization, and traditional techniques to execute a high-end custom home that feels comfortable and effortless in a record amount of time.Save this picture!© Casey DunnProject gallerySee allShow lessThe New New York Skyline (Sunlight Not Included)Architecture NewsPeter Zumthor: “There’s Nothing I’m Not Interested In”Videos Share “COPY” Houses United States “COPY” Save this picture!© Casey Dunn+ 15 Share CopyHouses•Austin, United States Year: ArchDaily Austin Home / Aamodt / Plumb ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAustin Home / Aamodt / Plumb Architects Projects Area: 6000 ft² Area: 6000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Austin Home / Aamodt / Plumb Architects Year: Risinger Homes Architects: Aamodt / Plumb Architects Area Area of this architecture project photographs: Casey DunnPhotographs: Casey Dunn 2014 Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777901/austin-home-aamodt-plumb-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777901/austin-home-aamodt-plumb-architects Clipboard Photographs 2014 CopyAbout this officeAamodt / Plumb ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinUnited StatesPublished on November 30, 2015Cite: “Austin Home / Aamodt / Plumb Architects” 30 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Year: CopyAbout this officeEarthworld ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPretoriaSouth AfricaPublished on February 18, 2016Cite: “House Mouton / Earthworld Architects” 18 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Marcos Betanzos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico Vía Vallejo / Grow arquitectos Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894043/via-vallejo-grow-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894043/via-vallejo-grow-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Vía Vallejo / Grow arquitectosSave this projectSaveVía Vallejo / Grow arquitectos CopyAbout this officeGrow arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureCommercial ArchitectureMexico CityMexicoPublished on May 11, 2018Cite: “Vía Vallejo / Grow arquitectos” [Vía Vallejo / Grow arquitectos] 11 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Borrmeister Architects Area Area of this architecture project New Zealand ArchDaily Manufacturers: Bosch, Calder Stewart, Hebel, Miele, RaisSave this picture!© Sarah RowlandsRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. An exciting rock-face / hillside home located in Scarborough, Christchurch. It is a modestly sized, relaxed, playful and environmentally conscious home on an extremely difficult hill site overlooking Sumner beach. Save this picture!© Sarah RowlandsSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Sarah RowlandsThe house features a lightweight, sail-like roof supported on two tree-like timber and steel support structures and seemingly ‘floating’ above the space.Save this picture!© Sarah RowlandsProject gallerySee allShow lessReturning the Green / Park + AssociatesSelected ProjectsUTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + StevensonSelected Projects Share Projects Scarborough House / Borrmeister ArchitectsSave this projectSaveScarborough House / Borrmeister Architects Photographs: Sarah Rowlands Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses “COPY” “COPY” 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896904/scarborough-house-borrmeister-architects Clipboard Year: Photographs Scarborough House / Borrmeister Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896904/scarborough-house-borrmeister-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBorrmeister ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChristchurchNew ZealandPublished on August 12, 2018Cite: “Scarborough House / Borrmeister Architects” 11 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Projects 2018 United States Mechanical Engineer: ArchDaily Save this picture!© Mikiko Kikuyama+ 23Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902111/brooklyn-townhouse-elevated-assembly-takatina Clipboard Manufacturers: Cabletech, Eero Saarinen, Reinke Shakes, Yaro Window CopyHouses, Refurbishment, Houses Interiors•Brooklyn, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902111/brooklyn-townhouse-elevated-assembly-takatina Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Takaaki Kawabata Year: Lead Architects: Brooklyn Townhouse – Elevated Assembly / TAKATINASave this projectSaveBrooklyn Townhouse – Elevated Assembly / TAKATINA Brooklyn Townhouse – Elevated Assembly / TAKATINA Area: 218 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: TAKATINA Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer:KEVIN CLESLUKOWSKIContractor:ALCO STORE DEVELOPMENT CORP.City:BrooklynCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaRecommended ProductsPlasticsLamitechCompact plastic laminateWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. Elevated Assembly was designed for a noted writer/artist/garden designer couple with two young children, with a second apartment as rentable tenant space in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The three-story townhouse, built originally around 1900, was severely damaged when Superstorm Sandy flooded the basement and ground floor with eight and a half feet of water. A portion of the building collapsed, requiring a complete gut renovation. Working closely with the New York City housing recovery program “BUILD IT BACK”, this project became the first in the city to elevate an existing attached masonry rowhouse so that the ground floor would be two feet above the high water line, the so-called Design Flood Elevation (DFE).Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe main concept and name of this project emphasized the lifting of the building as a recognition of the process of destruction and recovery for a new set of environmental conditions. This design imperative led to the creation of the dramatic open loft space filled with natural light that merged the exterior and interior space in an extended, raised garden, designed by one owner and the company she works with, Urban Green. Flood resilient design guidelines were incorporated throughout and all the floor elevations were also raised as a result of locating the first floor above the DFE. Meeting the new code requirements enabled the overall height of the building to be increased, accommodating the new penthouse addition.Save this picture!PlansThe ground floor living quarters enjoy a dramatic 17’ double height space with monumental glazing to blur the boundary between the inside and outside. It opens to the south rear garden through the restored deck. The mezzanine and the floor below have a more domestic atmosphere with a modest ceiling height and comprise the master bedroom, children’s bedroom and bathroom. The mezzanine utilizes a custom blackened cable net designed by Cabletech in Prague, the owners’ original home, to minimize the separation between the spaces and create a more impressive view out the back wall to the garden.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe same design concept was applied to the top two floors to create a 2-bedroom rental unit. The penthouse has an open living space quarter with large sliding door which opens to the rooftop terrace garden and panoramic city view, while the 2nd floor houses intimate private quarters.Save this picture!SeectionsThe new custom patterned aluminum shingle wraps the entire penthouse and bulkhead volume creating a striking “box on a box” with subtle sparkling effects when hit with natural light during the day. The juxtaposition of the existing exterior brick façade and new metal penthouse creates an iconic contrasting presence on the street, reinforcing the newly elevated design of the structure.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaPublic circulation was placed to the west side with a monumental narrow stair as often found in classic loft buildings. A dramatic double height entrance door with frosted wire glass also indicates the elevation of the entire house while bringing diffused light into the space and enhancing the unique front step material change from concrete and tile to wood per the flood design guidelines.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaFor the interior finish, the fully reclaimed and rebuilt brick wall is featured with exposed steel reinforcement and sections of newly painted insulated walls as a carefully studied the composition. The interior palette of white walls, polished concrete floor, and brick creates a calm background for warm vintage wood furnishing, a large collection of philosophy, art and architecture books and a beautiful mix of interior plantings which echo the exterior garden.Project gallerySee allShow lessExpo 2020 Dubai Pavilions and ArchitectureArchitecture NewsRobotics Start-up Proposes Smart, Motorized Ceiling FurnitureArchitecture News Share Photographs: Mikiko Kikuyama Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Engineering Solutions CopyAbout this officeTAKATINAOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBrooklynUnited StatesPublished on September 28, 2018Cite: “Brooklyn Townhouse – Elevated Assembly / TAKATINA” 28 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesEducational ArchitectureDay CareKyotoJapanPublished on November 13, 2018Cite: “Kanoko Building / EASTERN Design Office” 12 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917192/bolig-ekstrand-house-borve-borchsenius-arkitekter Clipboard CopyHouses•Norway Manufacturers: Boen, Brunner, Nordan, Svenneby Sag og Høvleri, WienerbergerSave this picture!© Vegard GiskehaugRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The single family house at Stathelle in Bamble, Telemark is located in a new residential area at Ekstrand that was established in the end of the 90s. Important premises for the project was the unique views from the plot, large hight differences in the terrain, areas of nature conservation on one of the sides of the plot, and the relationship to the surrounding houses.Save this picture!© Vegard GiskehaugFurther on the area regulation demanded adjustments concerning the shape of the roof and the building type, the clients wish to use low maintenance materials and view and sun direction was leading elements in the design process.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Lower floor planCedar wood was chosen for the exterior cladding, as it has a natural resistance to rot, fungi and weather conditions, and it can stand without any treatment up to forty years. It gives a beautiful and noble surface that quickly attain a silver-gray patina. The masonry is continuing the expression from the surrounding white houses, only made in a maintenance friendly material.Save this picture!© Vegard GiskehaugThe main wing of the house is placed towards the end of the plot. It is perceived as very light and open from the inside, while from the outside, seen from the sea, it fits the old neighboring buildings with it’s gabled roof. On the other part of the house, where it faces some newer houses, it takes a more modern shapes, and respects the view and sun conditions of the neighbors.Save this picture!© Vegard GiskehaugProject gallerySee allShow lessMontbau Library Rehabilitation / OliverasBoix ArquitectesSelected ProjectsTokyo Travel Diary: Architecture and MangaArticles Share Year: “COPY” Houses Projects Bolig Ekstrand House / Borve Borchsenius ArkitekterSave this projectSaveBolig Ekstrand House / Borve Borchsenius Arkitekter Norway Architects: Borve Borchsenius Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBorve Borchsenius ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorwayPublished on July 06, 2019Cite: “Bolig Ekstrand House / Borve Borchsenius Arkitekter” 06 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Technowood, FRANKE, Flos, Ritmonio, Sepalumic, Vimar, CORA PARQUET, Mamoli, Trimble Save this picture!© Alessio Mei+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share Villa C / Yachar Bouhaya Architecte “COPY” Photographs Lead Architects: Projects Photographs: Alessio Mei Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Morocco Villa C / Yachar Bouhaya ArchitecteSave this projectSaveVilla C / Yachar Bouhaya Architecte “COPY” Area: 458 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Yachar Bouhaya Architecte Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Casablanca, Morocco CopyAbout this officeYachar Bouhaya ArchitecteOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCasablancaOn FacebookMoroccoPublished on September 13, 2020Cite: “Villa C / Yachar Bouhaya Architecte” 12 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation•Reus, Spain “COPY” JEC House / AixoplucSave this projectSaveJEC House / Aixopluc CopyAbout this officeAixoplucOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationReusOn FacebookSpainPublished on December 18, 2020Cite: “JEC House / Aixopluc” [Casa mas JEC / Aixopluc] 18 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 4 April 1999 | News 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In fact the support has been given from the charitable arm of Yahoo! for Kids which works to support the activities of children’s charities. Yahoo! has supported over 400 non-profit groups in the US and internationally. As well as online auctions it has assisted with online campaigns, donated banner ad space, contributed volunteer services, and entered into co-operative marketing sponsorships.Yahoo! has supported over 400 non-profit groups in the US and internationally. As well as online auctions it has assisted with online campaigns, donated banner ad space, contributed volunteer services, and entered into co-operative marketing sponsorships.The latest non-profit to benefit is the US Mark McGwire Foundation for Children. Yahoo! has developed and hosted the site, and will donate banner ad space and print and radio advertising. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Yahoo! for Kids sponsors charity 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.
Tagged with: Digital October 1999 sees a significant development in Internet fundraising in the UK. For the first time UK charities are competing with each other to acquire market share for an Internet fundraising activity. Until now their online fundraising activities were still discrete, focusing on engaging people once they had reached their Web sites.That has now changed. The full-page newspaper adverts for free charity ISPs Care4free and Oxfam’s service with Yahoo! reveal a clear competition for ‘eyeballs’, or individuals’ online attention and loyalty. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Online fundraising competition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 October 1999 | News 16 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. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2000 | News Corporate donation brings the sack? 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A French employee of McDonalds told an industrial tribunal yesterday that “he had been unjustly sacked for giving his free meal tickets to a beggar.” However, the franchise manager argued “I’ve been made out to be a sort of public executioner ready to sack people for committing charity.”Read France hails burger handout hero by Paul Webster in The Guardian.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New force for rural regeneration launched 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 March 2003 | News A new independent organisation dedicated to finding practical, progressive solutions to the problems and challenges facing rural communities starts operating today.The Rural Regeneration Unit (RRU), which is structured as a not-for-profit company, will be politically and financially non-aligned. It seeks to assist relevant government departments and agencies, public sector bodies and charitable foundations in translating public policy into grass-root action and self-help.The RRU’s current intiatives include Food Co-operatives in Cumbria, Community Nutrition Development in Wales, and ‘Kids in the Countryside’ Scheme. Advertisement
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 9 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New guide to government funding for Northern Ireland groups Howard Lake | 15 April 2003 | News The Funders’ Forum was established to bring together statutory and private funders to agree a programme of work, to share information and to explore ways of making funding programmes more complementary to each other. ‘A Guide to Government Grants’ is a new leaflet from the Department for Social Development. A guide for voluntary and community organisations seeking funding from government departments and agencies in Northern Ireland was launched at the first meeting of the Funders’ Forum for Northern Ireland.The leaflet is available from the Voluntary and Community Unit, Department for Social Development in Belfast, and can be downloaded at no charge from the Department’s Web 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.
England football manager Sven Goran Eriksson and partner Nancy Dell’Olio have launched Truce International to promote world peace.The new charity hopes that football can be used to promote peace around the world. It has been launched to coincide with the UN’s International Day Of Peace on 21 September. Sven said that the charity’s aim was to “try to achieve at least one day every year where people around the world play football instead of fighting and killing each other.” 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 MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 September 2003 | News New peace through football charity launched by Sven Goran Eriksson 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people
Howard Lake | 1 December 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Guardian’s Christmas Charity Appeal focuses on Domestic Violence AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Philanthropy Capital is delighted to announce that the Guardian’s 2003 Christmas Charity Appeal is focusing on domestic violence charities in the UK. Money raised in the UK appeal will be distributed amongst nine organisations making genuine progress in the fight against domestic violence against women. Each of these charities has been independently assessed and recommended by NPC.The appeal draws on NPC’s research report “Charity Begins at Home: Domestic Violence: A Guide for Donors and grant-makers” which identified domestic violence as an area in which charities are under-funded, and where the statutory response, although improving, is inadequate and thus the role of charities is essential.The Guardian’s decision to address a whole area of social need rather than one specific charity is an innovative approach which aims to give donors the opportunity to support a range of organisations, many of which have neither the fund-raising resources nor the national profile to access funds from the public, and which are therefore reliant on other sources such as grant-making trusts.For details about the appeal and how to donate, visit www.society.guardian.co.uk/christmasappealWorld AIDS DayToday (1st December) is World AIDS Day. There are around 45 million people worldwide infected with HIV. Over 10% of them live in South Africa.The South African Government, after much feet dragging, has unveiled a plan to roll out universal anti-retroviral treatment over five years. While this is good news, there is still an imperative role for philanthropists. NPC estimate that, despite this plan, over 1 million South Africans will die of AIDS before the treatment plan reaches universal coverage in 2008.NPC published a comprehensive guide for donors on HIV/AIDS in South Africa – “Rhetoric to Action” – in August 2003. Attached is an NPC update which details the Government’s new plans and provides donors with funding recommendations on some highly effective charities that are tackling AIDS on the ground. These include: organisations providing a bridgehead and facilitating advocacy to speed the roll out of government funding; projects providing orphan support and palliative care to those who miss out on the treatment plan; charities involved in the prevention of HIV.NPC is available to advise donors and structure grant agreements. For further information see www.philanthropycapital.org or contact [email protected] Mercer, Chief ExecutiveNew Philanthropy CapitalReg Charity No: 1091450. Trustees: David Robins, Gavyn Davies, Peter Mallinson, Harvey McGrath, Peter Sweatman, Peter Wheeler 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas corporate
Howard Lake | 16 December 2003 | News Macmillan launches e-mail newsletter for City workers Macmillan Cancer Relief has launched its first e-mail newsletter targeted to city workers.Distributed bimonthly, “City e-news” will update subscribers on the latest news from the charity, as well as promoting the events section on the Macmillan Web site. The charity hopes to encourage City workers to sign up to run the London Marathon or the Cycle Brazil overseas challenge. The newsletter’s design, distribution and administration is handled by Charity Technology Trust’s specialist e-mail marketing tool for charities. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Events Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis City e-news will initially be e-mailed to around 1,500 Macmillan supporters in the City, and there are plans to roll out the concept to wider groups of Macmillan supporters in the near future. Lisa Irwin, City Corporate Development Manager, Macmillan Cancer Relief, said: “We’re very excited about the launch of City e-news as it means we can communicate with our supporters in the Square Mile in the way that is most convenient to them. We have great hopes that the “live” format with direct links to our website will see an increase in event sign ups and forge greater links with our corporate partners.” 30 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.
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: Individual giving Research / statistics Volunteering Howard Lake | 26 January 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Universities are not the only organisations with potentially valuable alumni, according to the McKinsey Quarterly’s latest report. All charities have former employees and volunteers.The McKinsey Quarterly’s latest article, “Nonprofits’ untapped resource”, looks at the many former stakeholders that charities could seek support from.“Former volunteers, employees, and program participants can be a great resource for nonprofit organizations, particularly when funds are tight”, suggests the article’s authors, April A. Chou, Charles Jordan, and Andrea R. Kilpatrick. “In addition to donating money, these alumni can share their time, professional expertise, and contacts.” Advertisement The article, while brief, gives several examples of how US non-profit organisations can foster valuable relationships with former staff, volunteers and clients. Charities should consider fundraising from their ‘alumni’, says report
21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Statesman is launching its search to find the best uses of new media in public life.The judges for the awards will be looking for new media projects that are making a difference to local services, politics and communities. The key themes of this year’s awards are “innovation, efficiency and modernisation”. The awards organisers say “we will award those who have really achieved something good for society.” Entries will be considered on wireless technology, Internet and, for the first time, intranet platforms.The award categories are: Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Statesman New Media Awards 2004 open for nominations Howard Lake | 21 January 2004 | News Civic renewalModernising governmentElected representativeBest secondary school ICT projectBest primary school ICT projectCommunity and information Innovation awardThe Awards are this year reintroducing an Essay Prize. Essays should be no more than 1,500 words on the theme of “How new media communications improve local community life”.Nominations for the awards are now open. The closing date for the essay prize is 31 April 2004. All other nominations close on 31 May 2004. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 CTT will charge £450 to set up a eDraws facility which includes building the site and its administration system, and establishing the direct debit facility. It then charges 20% per £1 entry.CTT say that the system can usually be built and ready for launch in eight weeks.Three charities, including Help the Aged, are already running eDraws weekly lotteries and CTT expects to increase this to 40 charities this year. Help the Aged has raised £2000 already in subscriptions from its eDraws.Charity Funding and Promotion (CFP) is a processor of charity raffles, raising over £15 million for its charity clients in 2002.Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is a UK registered charity which developed the UK’s only online raffles service which has been used by over 40 charities since its launch in 2001. Sisson Marketing International Limited (SMI) is a certified External Lottery Manager which manages both offline and online lotteries on behalf of charities across the UK. 111 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 7 April 2004 | News Charity Funding Promotion in association with Charity Technology Trust and Sisson Marketing International Limited has developed eDraws, a secure online entry processing system for charities and other Societies operating weekly lotteries.The system will for the first time enable charities to promote their lotteries online, thereby generating new incremental sales. It is designed for charities already operating a weekly draw or those planning to offer such a subscription-based draw.Supporters to an eDraws weekly lottery choose whether they want one or two entries per week and then complete the registration and payment. They can choose from a quarterly direct debit or a credit/debit card payment. CTT say that “the system produces all the emails and reports needed to meet your administration and reporting requirements.” For example, the system generates two e-mails: one on registration and one after their payment has been approved and set up. This two-stage process is required under Society Lottery rules. A charity’s lottery page is updated each week with last week’s winners plus any other information that the charity wishes to add. The whole system runs on the online raffles system developed by CTT in 2001. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Gaming CTT launches online weekly lottery system for charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 June 2004 | News ChildLine announces its first ChildLine Day for 15 October Children’s charity ChildLine will celebrate its 18th anniversary on 15 October 2004, a date it has now named ChildLine Day.The centrepiece of ChildLine Day will be an attempt by hundreds of thousands of children across the country to break the world record for simultaneous singing. ChildLine’s chosen song will be appropriately “Happy Birthday”.The charity is suggesting that everyone who takes part in its Happy Birthday song make an donation of £1. 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. 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Every school taking part will receive a special certificate, and if they register before 23 September each school will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of ten cookers or fridges donated by Hotpoint. The electrical retailer is sponsors of the world record attempt and other birthday activities taking place during ChildLine’s ‘Safely to 18’ campaign, an awareness and fundraising campaign to mark the charity’s 18th birthday.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 23 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities and voluntary organisations are being offered the opportunity of one year’s worth of pro bono public affairs representation by a leading political consultancy. The Whitehouse Consultancy will provide a total public affairs and political lobbying package to one organisation for the full parliamentary year, free of charge.Whitehouse are requesting applications from charities and voluntary organisations which feel they would benefit from public affairs support but are otherwise unable to fund such activity.The successful applicant will be provided with full support to achieve their public policy aims, whether they require a higher profile in Westminster, want to see a specific change in policy, are seeking greater government backing for their cause or need to locate sources of statutory funding. Advertisement Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chris Whitehouse, Managing Director, said: “We will work with [the selected charity] to clarify the real political issues, to plan a route map to success, and to develop clear and convincing messages tailored to the target audience that will produce tangible results.”Charitable and voluntary organisations interested by the scheme should contact Richard Robinson at the Whitehouse Consultancy for more details by 15 October 2005. Howard Lake | 15 September 2005 | News Free political lobbying for one year for one charity on offer
The Institute of Fundraising’s Trusts Special Interest Group and its Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group are likely to merge following support for the idea from both groups’ committees.The merger was suggested because there is considerable overlap in the work of the two groups’ members, who work on trusts and foundations, lottery and statutory grant applications.The Trusts Special Interest Group was established in 1999 and the Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group in 2003. The former has grown well whereas the latter has not. Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 November 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two Institute special interest groups discuss merging If there merger goes ahead, the new gorup would probably add a fourth annual event, on a statutory theme, it the usual three organised by the Trusts SIG.The proposed merger will take effect immediately after the Trusts Special Interest Group AGM, provided the merger is ratified by a straight majority of the Trusts SIG members who are also members of the Institute. The Statutory Fundraising Group committee has already recommended that it should proceed to the proposed merger. The proposed new name for the merged group is the descriptive yet lengthy “Institute of Fundraising Trusts and Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group” or IFTSF SIG for short. Alternatively they could copy UK Fundraising’s approach from its discussion forum and site navigation taxonomy and simply use the word “grantseeking” speciali interest group. 14 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.
24 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US fundraising expert Tony Poderis argues in his latest article on the raise-funds.com website that charities should not assume that they must cancel their fundraising appeal just because a high profile disaster appeal has been launched by other agencies.Immediately following 9/11, and post-Katrina in the fall of 2005, I was asked by a number of organisations how I thought the terrorist atrocities committed in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, and the disastrous aftermath of the hurricanes in the Gulf states, would affect fundraising in the country as a whole.Would the generous and caring people who gave money to the hundreds of disaster relief organisations fail to be as generous as usual with their own local non-profit organisations? Would money sent to the victims of those calamities be taken from favorite charities at home, especially the smaller ones? Should we cancel or defer our fundraising until the time is right? Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Don’t put off appeals after major disaster appeals Howard Lake | 3 April 2006 | News My reply then to questions from non-profits about quitting or putting off their organisations’ fundraising campaigns was to emphatically state that donors giving aid to the victims of 9/11 and Katrina would neither abandon nor neglect their own local non-profit organisations. That’s still my answer. The true danger to non-profits across this country is the fear inherent in those questions. Disasters seen as siphoning off local money to be redirected to states far away can become a convenient excuse for fundraisers and leadership who fail their organization. Even disasters of considerably less magnitude can impede the fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations located in areas where they occur. Flood, drought, storm, and other natural disasters are obvious candidates to impact an organisation. Major accidents, industrial or otherwise, can hit hard too. On top of these real possibilities there is always the crisis that could result from change. A key supporting industry moves away or closes. The local economy enters into a general malaise. Add to all those, the results of bad publicity hitting a non-profit organisation or the impact of what happens when a well-known national charity is embroiled in scandal. When problems of this type and magnitude arise in an area, officials of local non-profits can be tempted to question openly whether they should proceed with regular fundraising, let alone dare to tackle new initiatives. Should any of those unfortunate events come about in your future, don’t allow anyone in your organisation to anticipate fundraising failure as a matter of fact. I provide that encouragement – to press on with a fundraising campaign, no matter the odds – in my new article: “A Campaign Deferred Is A Campaign Defeated.”
First fundraising calendar for mobile phones announced Howard Lake | 7 August 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The creator of a mobile soap opera is creating the first downloadable calendar for mobile phones which will raise funds for cancer charities.Charlie Salem, creator of mobile soap opera ‘Ms Cellulite’, has already secured a number of high profile photographers who will photograph people affected by cancer.The calendar will be sold monthly, with the subjects choosing which charity will benefit from ‘their’ month’s sales. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital The calendar will be distributed via the websites of media partners The Sun and ITV.Charlie Salem told Digital Bulletin: “The advantage of having a downloadable calendar is that it cuts out administrative charges so all the money goes directly to the charities chosen by each person posing.” 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Tesco National Collection for Whizz-Kids in July raised £130,000 from 480 Tesco stores across the UK, with Rotary Clubs helping at 61 stores, contributing £24,000.Pauline Simpson on behalf of Whizz-Kids said: “We are particularly pleased with the result, because we do not have a large regional presence and have had to rely heavily on organisations such as Rotary.” 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. Rotary Clubs help Tesco National Collection for Whizz-Kidz Howard Lake | 27 August 2006 | News Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics
In keeping with recent developments in high net worth individual and corporate giving, the trust is expected not only to make grants but also work with charities by sharing business expertise to help improve their efficiency.The Private Equity Foundation will no doubt be compared with Ark, the charity supported by hedge fund businessman Arpad Busson, which holds a record-breaking fundraising dinner each year in London. Private equity firms launch Europe-wide charity foundation Howard Lake | 19 January 2007 | 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. 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global private equity firms KKR, Blackstone, Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital, Permira, Candover, Summit and TowerBrook have founded the Private Equity Foundation, a European charitable foundation. According to The Sunday Times, the foundation will be launched in London in the next few weeks.The participating firms, which include CVC and Apax, have reportedly contributed £5 million to launch the fund although its annual income is expected to reach tens of millions, launching it into the higher ranks of grant-making trusts in the UK. Private-equity firms raised $401 billion worldwide in 2006, according to Private Equity Intelligence Ltd, so the scope for this Foundation could be considerable.According to The Sunday Times, the Private Equity Foundation’s grantmaking will probably focus on children’s charities, education, and underprivileged people. Advertisement
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Win one of ten £1,000 community grants in crossword competition Howard Lake | 17 June 2007 | News As part of Starbucks’ involvement in the Royal Society of Arts’s Coffeehouse Challenge, the coffee chain is offering the opportunity to win one of ten £1,000 community grants in a crossword competition. The ten winners will be able to donate their grant to a registered charity of their choice.To enter the competition you can complete the crossword by visiting a Starbucks and picking up the first edition of ‘The Coffee Scoop’ newsletter – “all the latest from the world of coffee”. Alternatively you can download it from the Coffeehouse Challenge website.All the clues relate to the community and environment. Advertisement The closing date for entries is 5 August 2007, and winners will be drawn at random on 10 August.Eligible recipients of the grants “must be registered with the Charities Commission and must not be under investigation or be a state funded school.” They must also be based in the UK. 19 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.
Irish police hunt bogus collectors Howard Lake | 24 January 2010 | News 23 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. Tagged with: Community fundraising Ireland Law / policy Gardaí are investigating bogus charity workers who took up a collection for the victims of Haiti’s earthquake last weekend, according to the Irish Times.A group of women, claiming to be from the Red Cross, collected money in pubs in Limerick at the weekend.There have also been reports in the UK that bogus collections have been undertaken for Haiti.The bogus collectors told unsuspecting drinkers that they were from Laois and part of a nationwide collection for emergency disaster relief.The scam was uncovered when a bona fide Red Cross volunteer confronted them in a Dublin pub and asked to see their permits.Hilary Parkinson, spokeswoman for the charity in Limerick, told the Irish Times that the bogus collectors had printed off the main page from the Red Cross website to authenticate the collection and also showed a provisional driving licence. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
British Gas and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage are looking for applications to a new £3.5 million scheme to provide grants to community groups, including schools, to help them use, source or generate their own renewable energy.Energyshare will operate across the UK for the next three years. This pilot application round has £500,000 with grants up to £100,00There’s a multi-stage application process culminating in a shortlisting and public vote; so getting lots of local support for your project idea is a must. Advertisement Grants for community groups to generate own renewable energy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 April 2011 | News Details about the scheme and how to register your organisation to take part are available at www.energyshare.com/fund/about-applying.The first closing date is 31 May 2011. Others will follow. This piece is an abbreviated version of one of many funding opportunities first published this week at www.fundinginformation.org, the resource for up to date information about new sources of grants, loans and donations for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and the public sector throughout the UK. Tagged with: Funding 46 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Tagged with: Celebrity christmas Digital Virgin Money Giving win 81 total views, 1 views today Branson to promote one charity’s Christmas campaign via social media AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Charities that use Virgin Money Giving can enter a competition to win the opportunity to have their Christmas campaign shared by Sir Richard Branson to his 26 million followers on social media.To enter, charities must register their Christmas campaign using Virgin Money Giving’s ‘Campaign Tool’, before the end of November. The winner will be announced in early December.Sir Richard will support the winning charity’s Christmas campaign by promoting it to his followers across Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter, providing an unusual opportunity to secure extensive coverage. The charity will also be featured on Virgin.com.Sir Richard said:“Social media has the power to bring about change, and to tell compelling stories to many people. I am delighted to get behind one deserving charity’s Christmas campaign this year and I hope that by spreading their message we can bring about a boost to their fundraising efforts.”To enter, create your campaign page on Virgin Money Giving, and then share it by 30 November with VMG by emailing [email protected] with a short description and a link to it. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 November 2015 | 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. 82 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1
“The PFRA has achieved a huge amount since it was formed and was rightly credited during last year’s inquiries as being at the forefront of improving fundraising standards. That’s why we at the IoF are so excited to be moving towards a merger and are confident that this will ensure we have a single membership body driving best practice and speaking with one voice”.Paul Stallard, Chair of the PFRA added:“Our Board have rightly recognised the huge opportunities this merger presents to expand our compliance work into new forms of fundraising. We have worked hard over the last decade to strengthen street and door-to-door fundraising and we are now going one step further. The events of last year showed there can be no gaps in self-regulation if we are to preserve public trust, so I strongly believe this merger will provide an excellent platform to help our members deliver even higher standards of fundraising.” IoF and PFRA due to merge at end of July 159 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 The boards of the Institute of Fundraising and Public Fundraising Association (PFRA) have unanimously agreed the merger of the organisations to produce a single membership body for fundraisers in the UK, and one which offers a new range of compliance services for the membership.A final decision to ratify the merger agreement will take place at the PFRA’s AGM on 15th June, with the merger due to be completed by 31 July.The merger was proposed last year as part of the Etherington review into the self-regulation of fundraising, following criticism by some media of some fundraising practices.The Boards took their decisions “in the best interests of the fundraising community”.The reserves and assets of the PFRA will be transferred to the merged organisation. These will be ring-fenced under a three year agreement ending in July 2019, and used by the Institute for the purposes of supporting and furthering compliance in public fundraising.Compliance serviceThe current Chief Executive of the PFRA, Peter Hills-Jones, will take up a new position as Director of Fundraising Compliance at the Institute of Fundraising. Staff currently employed by the PFRA will become the Fundraising Compliance Directorate. There will be “no redundancies” as part of the merger according to the Institute.The PFRA has already established a mystery shopping programme for private site fundraising which involves a six month pilot programme launching on 1 April. It will gather information on current standards.New sub-committeesFollowing the merger, the Institute will create three new sub-committees of the main Board of Trustees – Door-to-Door Fundraising; Street and Private Site Fundraising; and Telephone Compliance. Existing PFRA Directors will sit on the committee most closely related to their role and expertise. The committee chairs will be selected by the IoF and the PFRA.A full consultation will be launched next month, with a series of ‘Question and Answer’ sessions scheduled to allow PFRA members to discuss the proposal with Trustees of the IoF and Directors of the PFRA.Richard Taylor, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising said: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 March 2016 | News 158 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: face-to-face Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Management PFRA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10
2. Promote Gift Aid and make your £1 go furtherRhythmix Music have used the new £1 design to update the popular image depicting how much extra a £1 is worth if given using Gift Aid. 9. Text £1It’s 2017 and cash isn’t the king or queen it once was. So St Margaret’s Hospice is encouraging us to donate £1 by text. They’ll never know if it was a new or old £1, but they won’t mind. 1. Putting a value on (28) £1 coinsMacmillan Cancer describes the new coin by numbers. And points out that 28 of these coins could pay for one hour of care from a Macmillan nurse. BonusCan you introduce humour into promoting the new pound coin? Here’s HM Treasury’s attempt, featuring its resident cat Gladstone, apparently. 385 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis239 Thames Hospice have done something similar: 6. Make the most of an existing £1 appealIf you’ve got a £1-focused appeal running, you’ve timed it well. Human Appeal are linking the new £1 coin to their Purple Pound scheme. 3. Donate the old coins too while you canSt Joseph’s Hospice is inviting the public to donate the ‘old’ £1 coins, before they are withdrawn from circulation. They are just as valuable of course. 4. Donate new and old £1 coinsSt Luke’s Hospice is covering its bets, asking for donations of the new and old £1 coin. And here is NSPCC’s: 11. Save your £1?There could be an argument for saving your 2017 new £1 coin, given that coin collectors might, in future years, pay more for one. Certainly charities overseas have noticed the new currency.That said, a £1 donated now to a charity is probably a better investment. 10. Moving picturesGiven there are 160,000+ charities in England and Wales alone who could be asking for donations of the new £1 coin, how might your charity stand out? A video is certainly a good choice, so here is Action for Children’s. Howard Lake | 28 March 2017 | News 7. Corporate fundraisingThere are plenty of shops that have the word ‘Pound’ in their name or focus on selling items at £1. How they can be involved in this opportunity? 8. Picture thisWe might know what the new £1 coin looks like, but what does its impact on your charity look like?Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust didn’t have access to the new coins yesterday when it posted this, but it’s a good image, encouraging you to donate perhaps not £1 but many. 5. Make the most of the transitionNot all retailers can accept the new £1 coin in all their devices. That’s a lot of people with an extra £1 coin in their hands which they could donate to charity. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Individual giving Money 12 ways charities are fundraising #PoundForPound with the new £1 coin The new design £1 coin was introduced in the UK today. Already many charities are using the #PoundforPound hashtag to invite supporters and the public to donate the new pound or indeed the ‘old’ pound.It is a significant opportunity. The Institute of Fundraising thinks it isn’t small change – it claims that the switchover could raise up to £21 million for charity!Here are some of the different approaches taken to this unusual fundraising opportunity. 386 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis239 12. Update your collecting boxesIf you have collecting boxes, flag up the opportunities of the new £1 coin. The Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museums are doing just that.
Place-based giving schemes positively affect local philanthropy, report finds Melanie May | 13 September 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 206 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Place-based giving schemes in England are having a positive effect on local philanthropy, according to a study commissioned by the Office for Civil Society, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.The research, Place-based Giving Schemes Funding, engaging and creating stronger communities, was authored by Dr Catherine Walker, Director at The Researchery with Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy at Charities Aid Foundation as Policy Advisor on the project.It uncovered a large and growing number of place-based giving schemes, with 13 case studies included in the report. These reveal a high level of collaborative working between funders and other organisations spanning the private, public and third sectors, including local councils, local and metro mayors, independent grant-making foundations, businesses and local residents.According to the report, place-based giving schemes in England currently include 21 London Borough Place-based Giving Schemes; 43 Community Foundations; 69 giving circles; plus a number of other forms, differing greatly in approach, scale and maturity.The study also found a strong desire to see more place-based schemes developed, providing they are not seen as a ‘magic bullet’ for solving all issues. In addition, the research suggests there is significant potential to harness people’s sense of identity and community to drive more locally focused charitable giving around the country.However, a number of challenges were highlighted in the research. The most frequently mentioned factors were practical considerations, with funding taking centre stage. Interviewees mentioned the importance of both seed funding and ongoing core cost funding, in part to overcome capacity issues and also to fund a dedicated development worker.Other challenges schemes face included building partnerships: with funders, including corporates, and the local community; building a reputation and track record; evaluating impact; establishing and communicating a brand; and avoiding unhelpful competition with already established local charities.The research also looked at civic philanthropy programmes supported by local mayors. Here it found that while there is currently some partnership working and collaboration between place-based funders and schemes, there is considerable scope for more, as well as a role for greater collaboration with place-based schemes in many mayoral functions.Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy at CAF, said:“The obvious enthusiasm for the idea of a renewed culture of civic philanthropy is great to see. And the introduction of new forms of local political power such as directly elected mayors offers real opportunities to move this agenda forward. If we can use new place-based models and approaches to harness more giving, it could play a huge role in reinvigorating towns and cities around the UK, and helping them to prepare for the challenges and opportunities the future will bring.”The report will be available to read in full online from today.As a result of the research, the Office for Civil Society promised in the recently published Civil Society Strategy that over £750,000 will be invested in the growth of place-based giving schemes before 2020, to support civic philanthropy.Author of the report, Dr Catherine Walker of The Researchery, said: Advertisement Tagged with: Office for Civil Society place-based giving Research / statistics 205 total views, 1 views today “It was a real eye-opener to see the number and variety of place-based schemes happening all over the country, and I’m thrilled that on the back of this research the government has announced, as part of the new Civil Society Strategy, a new pot of money to help more place-based schemes develop.” 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.
Likelihood to give has increased with Covid, survey shows Over half of people gave to charity during lockdown, and all ages say they are more likely to donate now than they were three months ago, with Gen Z and Millennials the most likely, according to a new survey.Donor Pulse, from Enthuse, is a new quarterly look at how donors and supporters are feeling about fundraising and giving, with this edition looking at the changing habits and attitudes towards charities, fundraising and donating during and after lockdown, and surveying 1,002 members of the UK public.During lockdown (April-June), 59% of the public made a donation to charity, with just under a third (32%) stating they made donations to multiple charities. Gen Z (18-24 year olds) were the most generous with 84% making a donation during this time, followed by 65-80 year olds where more than two thirds had made a donation.Overall, likelihood to give has increased by 12% across all age groups with 24% of the public saying they have seen charities more positively over the last three months. 50% of Gen Z (18-24 year olds) say they are now more likely to give than they were three months ago, along with 27% of millennials. In fact likelihood to give has increased in every age group.64% of the public overall also say they are likely to give in the next three months. The top stated drivers for this were: more people, animals and charities suffering (45%), a desire to support charities unsupported by the government during the crisis (40%), and key workers needing help (36%).During April-June, one in three gave to public health charities, while just under one in five said they had donated to foodbanks and homelessness charities, and one in eight said they had given to local causes. International charities fared less well with 1 in 10 people donating to them, and the report showing an 8% drop in willingness to donate to international causes in future.Not everyone could remember who they donated to however, at 56% of 18-24 year olds and 40% of 25-54 year olds unable to recall the name. 55-64 year olds (67%) and 65-80 year olds (80%) however showed strong recall.Commenting, Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Enthuse Founder and CEO, said:“The inability of a third of donors to remember the name of the charity they last donated to presents a significant issue for the third sector. With uncertain times ahead, charities have to look at how they put their brand front and centre of fundraising.”Enthuse also found that more than one in 10 people (12%) used lockdown to try out a virtual fundraiser, and nearly half (47%) said they would be interested in taking part in one in the future. Tagged with: COVID-19 Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisement 956 total views, 2 views today 957 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 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. Melanie May | 8 September 2020 | News
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is sponsoring a sustainability award for the second year at the 2021 Museums + Heritage Awards.The Museums + Heritage annual awards highlights some of the best cultural organisations in the UK and the Sustainable Project of the Year award, which is free to enter offers recognition for the efforts of individuals and organisations.The award will recognise the most outstanding environmentally sustainable project or exhibition that can demonstrate best practice in its approach to managing environmental impacts during 2020.Entries are sought that demonstrate:energy efficiency measuresrecycling and reusesustainable procurementgreen visitor travel, planning and encouragementEntries should also identify any wider economic, social or environmental benefits to the organisation or community which have arisen from ‘thinking sustainably’, particularly in the current difficult times.Drew Bennellick, Head of Land and Nature Policy at The National Lottery Heritage Fund said:“This award showcases the heritage organisations who are truly leading the way in sustainable practices. Environmental sustainability is incredibly important to us at The Fund, and that’s why we’re shining the spotlight on these organisations by sponsoring this award for the second time.“We were very impressed by the quality of applications in 2020 and we’re looking forward to seeing even more examples of sustainable innovation and environmentally friendly initiatives this year. Advertisement Search on for 2021 Sustainable Project of the Year Tagged with: Awards Melanie May | 18 February 2021 | News 116 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 Last year saw the Museum of Oxford crowned the 2020 winner for its exhibition, Queering Spires: a history of LGBTIQA+ spaces in Oxford.Its methods included:using borrowed or previously used materialsusing materials which could be recycled following the exhibitionavoiding deliveries by collecting items using sustainable transportsourcing items from charitable and ethical organisationssourcing items locallyMarta Lomza, Community Engagement Officer at the Museum of Oxford said:“We now know it’s possible to have sustainability at the heart of exhibition curating, so we will make sure we hold ourselves to that standard and keep pushing our own boundaries.” 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.
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. “The huge variety of ways community businesses stepped up to support local people during the pandemic was truly inspirational – they ensured no one was left behind. As we move through the recovery, it’s vital that we do everything we can to help these businesses navigate what will be a tricky path so they can remain viable for their communities.”“This new National Lottery investment, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, will enable Power to Change to strengthen the resilience and capacity of community businesses, so they can help rebuild our local economies and tackle the big challenges and inequalities people are facing right on their doorsteps and that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.”Power to Change will launch its new business strategy in spring 2021. While it will still continue to invest in community businesses, it will focus on strategic interventions and partnerships designed to strengthen the sector so it is future fit to meet the challenges ahead.Elly De Decker, England Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:“A year of crisis has meant community organisations and businesses in England have faced financial difficulties due to Covid-19. As the largest funder of community activity in the UK, we know community businesses are rooted in their local communities and make a big difference to local life and people.“We are pleased to award a further £20 million to Power to Change, to enable them to continue to support community businesses and help rebuild local economies, using funding made possible thanks to National Lottery players.”Power to Change has also just published a report: Community business: The power on your doorstep outlining its impact over the last six years with its initial National Lottery investment.This includes having:Grown the market: the number of community businesses in England doubled, from c. 5,500 to c. 11,300.Provided support where it’s needed most: invested £86m in community businesses. Two-thirds of this money went into the 30% most deprived areas.Put assets in community hands: helped community businesses raise an additional £19m to keep local assets in community hands. There are now 6,600 community-owned assets across the country.Improved financial resilience: improved business models and revenue streams. For example, participants in the Trade Up programme generated £13,584 more in trading income than a control group.Improved operational capacity: enabled community businesses to create voluntary opportunities and jobs for local people, many of whom are likely to experience exclusion from employment and/or challenges with their physical or mental health.Strengthened capacity and skills: enabled community businesses to improve their business models, better plan, build their networks and strengthen their skills.Built new opportunities: leveraged an additional £70.3m into the market, in the form of grants, community shares, crowdfunding and social investment.Supported priority sectors: tripled the number of community pubs in England, invested £40m in community energy and built 889 community-owned homes. Melanie May | 18 March 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding social enterprise Power to Change to remain open following £20m funding boost Power to Change has secured £20 milllion in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to enable it to continue its work, including helping community businesses recover from the impact of Covid-19.The new injection of capital will enable Power to Change to continue its work to support and grow community businesses for at least five more years. The organisation, which was created as a time-limited spend down trust, had been due to close in 2022.Vidhya Alakeson, CEO of Power to Change, said: Advertisement 338 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Main image: Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, Haringey, received investment from Power to Change. The community business delivers an food growing hub run by the local community in partnership with the Ubele Initiative, Crop Drop and OrganicLea. Its commercial activities, including a veg box scheme, supports initiatives designed to support community inclusion and cohesion projects. It has remained in operation throughout the pandemic, also launching the Meal Project, which produces 300 meals a week for local people who need access to prepared meals. The business received emergency funding to kit out a kitchen to deliver this project.
Berta Joubert-CeciWW photo: G. DunkelExcerpted from a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci to the Workers World Party national conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16.We are seeing the effects and the consequences of this stage of capitalism — what we have called “capitalism at a dead end.” The intensification of the attacks at all levels on working people, on the oppressed and on the masses in general. The U.S. wars against the peoples abroad.The racist police murders of our Black and Brown youth, carried out with impunity. Attacks on migrant children and workers, layoffs and, in general, a war on the poor. And the pauperization of the population.Oscar LópezBut how does this manifest in the only “formal” colony of the United States in the Latin America-Caribbean region? In Puerto Rico, my homeland. Why is it important for us to study this?While many Latin American countries are gaining independence from Washington’s domination, Puerto Rico is slipping backwards. It’s losing population to Florida and Texas, while many people from the U.S. buy low-priced property on the island. It’s like a substitution of the population, similar to Hawaii’s history. Some 3,000 people a month migrate to the USA from Puerto Rico. Many are youths, often graduates of higher education — the future of the island! More Puerto Ricans live in the U.S. now than on the island.Puerto Rico’s experience concentrates all the effects of capitalism at a dead end.Norberto González ClaudioThere is an economic but also a social crisis.The amount of the country’s external debt gives an idea of the economic crisis: It’s close to $76 billion and unpayable! As a colony, we have no sovereignty — we cannot even file for bankruptcy. The U.S.-imposed constitution establishes that the bondholders must be paid first — before the needs of the population. The government of the island is just a servant of U.S. corporate interests and does not challenge that inhumane law.With few exceptions, the whole island has been privatized. Telephone, health care, roads, the international airport, our precious pineapple plantations.The cost of utilities has risen. Sales taxes have been imposed in a futile effort to pay the debt. Salaries are much lower than in the United States while most products are more expensive. Why? Because U.S.-imposed shipping laws forbid shipping with non-U.S. vessels. More than 80 percent of the food is imported.The people of Puerto Rico are being squeezed, resulting in an increase of violence at all levels.Solidarity needed nowComrades, it is a profound crisis. And that is why we should discuss it so we can give the solidarity that is needed now.The Boricuas have always been a fighting people. Starting with our Taíno warriors — Urayoán, Guarionex, Agueybaná — who revolted against the Spanish colonizers.U.S. colonization suppressed our real history and our heroes. These included Ramón Emeterio Betances, an internationalist, the father of the homeland and the independence movement. He organized the uprising against Spain and against slavery both in Puerto Rico and Haiti, and he participated in the French revolts. He advocated unity of the Antilles, much like Simón Bolívar did in Latin America. However, most Puerto Ricos don’t know him.The colonization process was meant to belittle the people, to make them feel dependent on Washington. Yet, an independence movement has always existed. With figures like Albizu Campos, Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda and so many others.The colonizers always penalized those fighting for independence. Local police, FBI and all U.S. repressive forces target independence activists. We will never forget how in 2005 an FBI team was sent to the island to kill Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, the leader of Los Macheteros, an independence group. On a special day for the independence movement, Sept. 23 — known as Grito de Lares — the FBI shot him and let him bleed to death. And we will never forget how all Puerto Rican political prisoners have been charged with the same “seditious conspiracy” to overthrow the U.S. government.Recent movements like “the peoples’ strike” to prevent the privatization of the telephone company, the “U.S. Navy out of Vieques” and the University of Puerto Rico student strike demonstrate the people’s will to come together and fight back. Something similar is happening now with the demand for freedom for Oscar López, who has been 33 years in a Yankee cell.Along with the independence movement itself, now with the capitalist crisis two of the most militant and active movements on the island are the one headed by the UTIER — the electricity workers who are defending the electric company from privatization — and the teachers fighting against public school closings, both part of the anticolonial struggle. The Boston Consulting Group is demanding the schools close.It is important that we here show full solidarity with these struggles, as we did during the successful struggle to get the U.S. Navy out of Vieques.The people of Puerto Rico will continue fighting, but remember: The majority of Puerto Ricans are part of the working class inside this country. We have to join them in solidarity both here and in Puerto Rico. And demand the freedom of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera and Norberto González Claudio.I summon the forces of Urayoán, Guarionex, Betances, Filiberto and Lolita to help me say ¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre!¡Free Oscar and Norberto!Long live international solidarity! Workers of the world, unite!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The bold, dynamic street actions which have characterized the Black Lives Matter movement are being adopted in the struggle against mass deportations of refugees — most notably in the Jan. 8 shutdown of Manhattan traffic, a fierce, militant action carried out by ICE-Free NYC.This Martin Luther King Day in New York, the two struggles united: ICE-Free NYC joined forces with Black Lives Matter activists in a Black-Brown “Reclaim MLK Day” rally which protested outside — and disrupted — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last speech, “I Have Been to the Mountaintop.”De Blasio was attempting to do what so many capitalist politicians do on MLK Day: use the revered mantle of King to establish a phony connection with the very communities they are oppressing. De Blasio chose St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn for this desecration. But New York activists weren’t having it. As de Blasio began reading King’s words, KaLisa Moore of the People’s Power Assembly stood up and said, “No! Do not use the words of Dr. Martin Luther King!”As two pew rows of Black, Brown and white activists stood up, Moore then mic-checked over de Blasio, saying, “In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we, the Black-Brown community, stand together to reclaim Black and Brown power! We will continue to fight our oppressors!”Moore continued, “The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and the New York Police Department continue to terrorize our communities,” and here she pointed a finger at de Blasio as she said, “at the hands of you!”Demonstrators called out the collaboration between the NYPD and other New York agencies to deport migrant workers, a practice that has long predated 2016’s mass raids of refugees. Also, the mayor backs New York’s Police Commissioner Bratton’s racist “Broken Windows” policy, known as “de Blasio’s Stop-and-Frisk.” As the NYPD rushed to usher out the protesters, Mike Bento of “NYC Shut it Down” said, “‘Broken Windows’ policing is not in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King! Deportation of immigrant children that are fleeing violence is not in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King!”Outside, a militant crowd of 250 rallied with placards that read, “End ICE/Police Terror Against Black and Brown People,” “There Are No Borders in the Workers’ Struggle,” “No Human Being is Illegal” and “Stop Police Terror” — among other placards bearing the names of people whose lives were cut short by racist police killings. Despite the evening’s frigid temperatures, the activists then marched through Brooklyn, accompanied by the people’s band, The Rude Mechanical Orchestra.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Larry HolmesI want to speak about the big picture in terms of what happened last Tuesday, Nov. 8, with Trump’s election. That event is important for a party like ours, a revolutionary communist party at the center of world imperialism. Yes, U.S. imperialism is weakening, but it is still the center of world imperialism.Socialists, communists and revolutionaries organizing here have an extra-special responsibility to understand the global character of events.This election was not just a national event. It was a global event. Trump is now the new global face of capitalism.Trump’s rise is part of the implosion of the capitalist political establishment, including in the big imperialist countries in Europe. That collapse is being driven by new technology and globalization destroying the jobs, the health and the lives of more and more workers.The political problem is with the Democratic Party and its counterparts in other countries — parties that have called themselves social democratic. These parties were supposed to represent the workers, but really never did. For some time, they have been doing the opposite, throwing off any pretense of being for the workers.They have become agents of what some people call neoliberalism, fulfilling whatever capitalism needs — imposing austerity, taking jobs from one place to another for cheaper labor, reducing jobs with technology, making more and more attacks on the working class. Taking away homes, health care, everything.Because of this, sections of the working class are abandoning the Democrats and the social democrats, and are fodder for right-wing, racist, neofascist demagogues all around the world.The workers are literally being handed over to neofascists like Donald Trump. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and we got proof of that earlier this year.During the March primary elections, workers in Michigan and Wisconsin voted for Bernie Sanders, who was trying to save the Democratic Party. In the U.S. you don’t usually see a presidential candidate calling himself any kind of socialist. The fact is, a lot of the workers who voted for Trump a few days ago voted for Bernie Sanders a few months ago.A lot of workers — white and Black workers — did not come out to save the Democratic Party. They said things are too bad. They said: “Here in Flint, we don’t even have drinkable water. Why should I vote for the Democrats? Obama came here and had a glass of water, and told everybody it was OK.”They were looking around and said, “What? No more problem?”We will not have our class split!Comrades and friends, I want to speak to you as a communist, because communists are supposed to know the problems of the working class. We are supposed to have a deep understanding — the deepest understanding of anyone. It is only in that way we can have some answers and provide some leadership.We must not let racists and fascists take any sector of our class away. We must fight it and stop it. We will not have our class split!First and foremost, this development is a class issue. To hold our class together, we have to review who is in our class. It is not only backward white workers, who reject people we know are part of the working class. Even progressive trade unionists can have out-of-date ideas of who is in the working class. They may not realize that the working class is changing, growing and has new sectors.Monica Moorehead said the Black Lives Matter movement is a working-class movement. The bosses declare war against Black and Brown people of all ages, particularly young people, because in this phase of capitalist decay, capitalism has no jobs for them. They are expendable. So the bosses send them off to the prison-industrial complex and sometimes just have the cops murder them.Black Lives Matter is a class issue. Everybody who is fighting for the working class should be up front in demonstrations against police terror.Standing Rock is a working-class issue. These are oppressed Native sisters and brothers fighting for their land. This is an anti-imperialist working-class issue.Fighting for the rights of prisoners is a class issue. Why? Because prisoners are workers. There should be more support for their strikes.Our migrant sisters and brothers, whether from Mexico or Pakistan, Africa or somewhere in the Middle East, no matter what language they speak, are part of our class. They are not enemies, not competitors. They are not taking jobs. Whether they are in Paris or London, North Carolina, Texas or New York City, there are no borders in the working-class struggle.Our party needs to explain that women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender-nonconforming people are part of the working class. Those leftists who dismiss this as “identity politics” — I question them as Marxists and revolutionaries.The LGBTQ struggle is an historic, life-and-death struggle. The ranks of those in the forefront are growing in ways that none of us have ever seen. Those of us of a certain age are glad we have lived long enough to see LGBTQ people rising out of the shadows and coming forward.What is the LGBTQ struggle rooted in? It is part of the struggle against patriarchy. What is patriarchy? A pillar of class rule. Whose class? The capitalist class. Breaking down that pillar is an act for the workers, for the revolution.Our class is a global classPerhaps most important, we need to deepen the understanding that we are a global class. We have no borders. The Trump election has emboldened racists and neofascists all over Europe. Trump’s election is a global development against workers.We have to develop the understanding that our class is a global class. Maybe Workers World Party — with its perfect name for our global class — could launch a “Workers of the World Unite” campaign.We could hold events and protests to raise up different sections of our class — maybe one time migrant workers, another time LGBTQ workers or fast food workers. We’d explain how we have to stop looking at ourselves only as citizens of this or that country. We’d say: “Don’t get so caught up that you forget our class is a global class.”We have to organize on a global basis, on some level, because that is how capitalism pits workers against each other. As bad as it has been, we’re going to experience more of that. We’ve got to fight.We’ve got to find new ways to practice internationalism. For instance, in 2014 the McDonald’s fast food workers tried a global strike, in more than 30 countries. It wasn’t millions of workers, and they didn’t close all the McDonald’s. But it was a global simultaneous action. Now some activists are calling for a Jan. 20 general strike in the U.S., the day of Trump’s inauguration. And some want it to be global.It is more practical today to have a global general strike than it was some time ago. Yes, technology has atomized the working class because the bosses need fewer workers to produce things. Now most workers don’t stay at any job for long, but are in what’s called precarious work.But because of new technologies, workers are able to communicate with each other instantaneously and globally. Therefore, they are able to organize on a local basis, on a national basis, on a regional basis and on a world basis.We need to have a new model for a general strike. It can’t just be to leave your work, though that is important to a strike. But what about more and more of our class who don’t have jobs, are not in a union or do temporary work? They have to have a way to participate.Meanwhile, thousands of mostly young people, multinational, are rocking the streets and cities all over the country. They have made such a big contribution in these few days after the “triumph of Trump.” The bourgeoisie is worried.The capitalist class had a counterdemonstration. Do you know what it was? It was Obama meeting Trump, and Clinton making a nice statement. That is the imperialists uniting. Yesterday, Trump was a monster, a racist, a misogynist. Today, he’s “our president,” and the imperialists say: “We must give him a chance.”We are not giving him a chance! We are going to build that massive counterinaugural protest on Jan. 20. We are going to figure out a way, with allies, to form defense committees so our Muslim sisters and brothers, our immigrant sisters and brothers, our LGBTQ sisters and brothers and women do not have to be in fear.The election of Trump is a big problem. Our primary job now is to defend those sectors of our class and our community who are under attack. But sometimes we can turn a reaction like this into an opportunity to make revolutionary gains.Let it be known that Workers World Party is willing to work with any honest force in a united front against fascism and for socialism. We are completely open to do whatever we need to do. This is no time for sectarianism. This is no time for “Oh, this is my organization.” We understand that. We are trying to build our organization, too.But we’ve got to think bigger and bolder. We are prepared to do what is necessary. We are going to shut this down. Trump has started something. We are going to finish it.We want to turn this problematic political development into a revolution for socialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Hay una epidemia de opiáceos que actualmente asola a la clase trabajadora en EUA. Decenas de miles de personas ya han muerto, y miles más morirán. La epidemia de opiáceos ha disminuido la vida promedio de las personas en EUA y es una de las principales causas de muerte de jóvenes.¿Cómo sucedió? Hay que mirar las causas. Primero, aunque traficantes de drogas –como lo pintan los medios noticieros– es la juventud negra o latina, la realidad es que los principales narcotraficantes responsables de toda esta muerte y destrucción trabajan en salas corporativas.Insys Therapeutics comercializó inapropiadamente Subsys, un aerosol sublingual que contiene el mortal fármaco fentanilo. Originalmente destinado a aliviar el terrible dolor del cáncer, los médicos -a instancias de Insys- engañaron a las aseguradoras haciendo parecer erróneamente que las/os pacientes tenían cáncer. Aunque las personas con trastornos de dolor crónico necesitan medicamentos para controlar su dolor, el fentanilo no fue diseñado para ser utilizado de esa manera.Por eso, el gigante de seguros Anthem llevó a Insys a corte. Pero no fue solo un engaño a las compañías aseguradoras. También hubo sobornos a las/os médicos en forma de tarifas falsas a cambio de recetas.Es este tipo de tráfico de drogas –del tipo que se lleva a cabo en los consultorios médicos y salas de juntas– el más responsable de la epidemia de drogas.Fue la presión constante de OxyContin (oxicodona) sobre los pacientes por parte de los médicos a instancias de Purdue Pharma que causó esta epidemia. En asociación con la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de EUA, Purdue Pharma mintió sobre el potencial de abuso de OxyContin y financió investigaciones que engañaron al público en cuanto a su naturaleza adictiva.La Sociedad Americana de Medicina Adictiva (ASAM por siglas en inglés) dice que cuatro de cada cinco personas que prueban la heroína comenzaron con opioides recetados. Por lo tanto, las grandes empresas como Insys y Purdue, y los médicos que se ajustaron a su esquema, son los principales responsables de esta epidemia de heroína.Los medios corporativos e incluso algunos políticos intentan pintar la drogadicción y esta epidemia en particular, como una amenaza que se propaga desde las ciudades a los suburbios. El gobernador racista de Maine, Paul LePage –que no ha hecho nada para subsanar esta crisis durante todo su tiempo como gobernador– culpó la epidemia de opiáceos en su estado a “traficantes de drogas fuera del estado”.De hecho, esta epidemia no comenzó en las ciudades o en otros estados y se filtró a los suburbios; comenzó en las salas de juntas y se filtró a las oficinas de las/os médicos.No hay solución a la vista, sin embargo, como marxista-leninista y persona en recuperación, sé que la solución es la revolución. Solo bajo un sistema socialista pueden desaparecer las condiciones sociales que llevaron a este problema. Solo bajo un sistema socialista puede abordarse la angustia mental y física que nos empuja hacia la adicción.Sin embargo, eso no impide que se intente eliminar la adicción a través de métodos probados y fallidos de dictadores fascistas y de décadas pasadas. Tomando como ejemplo al presidente filipino Rodrigo Duterte, en una reunión Donald Trump hizo flotar la idea de la pena de muerte para los traficantes de drogas, recibiendo aplausos de sus seguidores. Trump integró estos comentarios en su plan de política de drogas, como una exhortación a los fiscales.Activistas que buscan una política de drogas progresista, junto con expertos en políticas y activistas contra la pena de muerte, rechazaron esta política que no solo no habría logrado nada –como nunca lo hace la pena de muerte– sino que se habría dirigido principalmente a las comunidades negra y latina.Por ejemplo, ha habido una reciente oleada de arrestos en toda la región sur este y sur central de Pensilvania. Estos arrestos no son de doctores turbios en “clínicas contra el dolor”, ni de directores generales de grandes farmacéuticas; fue de hombres negros y latinos que fueron encontrados con heroína y fentanilo en su posesión.Definitivamente, la heroína y el fentanilo son una gran plaga, y las drogas son un arma mortal contra la clase trabajadora. Sin embargo, el encarcelamiento no es necesario y, de hecho, fuerza a las/os ex encarcelados a sobrevivir en economías subterráneas.Una de las soluciones a la adicción es una que se ha utilizado anteriormente en la China revolucionaria: ofrecer a los traficantes la opción de que entreguen su heroína y su fentanilo para destruirlas a cambio de empleo y una recompensa en efectivo. La mayoría de los traficantes lo son porque están atrapados en esa posición.Estamos viviendo en un momento único. El capitalismo está en un callejón sin salida, se está produciendo crisis tras crisis, y cada vez más personas terminarán recurriendo a las drogas como una “solución” a sus problemas. No podemos permitir que la policía y los políticos repitan la perversidad de la guerra contra las drogas que llevó a una generación entera de hombres negros y latinos a ser encarcelados por delitos no-violentos relacionados con las drogas. Necesitamos examinar qué funcionó y qué no, para sintetizar una respuesta revolucionaria a este terrible problema.Se pensaría que quienes están a cargo de la salud pública harían todo lo posible para vencer la “crisis de los opiáceos”, pero eso no es así.Goldman Sachs publicó recientemente un informe describiendo que no es buen negocio el que la industria médica cure a las personas. Esto no es menos cierto con los tratamientos de adicción. El promedio de recaída en la adicción es entre el 50 y 90 por ciento, y los ejecutivos de rehabilitación usan adictos para llenar sus bolsillos con dinero de familias desesperadas que intentan salvar a sus hijas/os, o con dinero del gobierno que intenta responder a una epidemia que incluso causó parcialmente.Como marxistas, debemos ver quién está ganando dinero y cómo.Aunque las raíces de esta epidemia se remontan a la década de 1990 del engaño de Purdue Pharma, las raíces del tratamiento de la adicción se remontan mucho más atrás. Al 1935, con la apertura de la Granja de Narcóticos de EUA, un proyecto del Servicio de Salud Pública.Parte cárcel, parte hospital, esa Granja alojaba a adictos que buscaban limpiarse, desde delincuentes adictos desconocidos hasta músicos famosos. También actuó como un sitio donde la CIA probó drogas en pacientes como parte del programa de “control mental” MK-Ultra. La Granja finalmente se cerró y se convirtió en un hospital penitenciario común debido a las consecuencias del escándalo expuesto en los años 1970. Como abuelo de todos los centros modernos de tratamiento de adicciones, la Granja incluso organizó su propio grupo de 12 pasos –ahora difunto– llamado Adictos Anónimos.La mayoría de los centros de rehabilitación modernos no son muy diferentes en ese sentido, y muchos tienen un programa que consiste principalmente en los grupos de recuperación de 12 pasos de Alcohólicos Anónimos (AA). Esa fue la experiencia personal en la recuperación de esta escritora. El 74 por ciento de todos los centros de tratamiento se basan en los 12 pasos. (americanaddictcenters.org)¿Pero cuán efectivos son los 12 pasos? Los números auto informados de AA, en 1955, se pueden encontrar en el segundo prólogo de su guía, “Alcohólicos Anónimos”: el 50 por ciento alcanzó sobriedad en su primer intento a través de los 12 pasos, el 25 por ciento después de unos pocos intentos y el último 25 por ciento no lo logró. Otras fuentes, como el Dr. Drew Pinsky y la ASAM colocan las tasas de recuperación entre el 8 y el 12 por ciento. Un examen de múltiples estudios llamado Revisión Cochrane no pudo determinar de manera concluyente si los 12 pasos fueron efectivos para tratar el alcoholismo o la adicción. (tinyurl.com/y92pocbg)Compare esto con otros programas como SMART Recovery, LifeRing y Women For Sobriety, a menudo ignorados por el monopolio virtual que tienen los métodos de 12 pasos, a pesar de que estos programas son tan buenos o mejores que los de AA. Los estudios demuestran que los programas que no son de 12 pasos, cuando se tienen en cuenta los diferentes objetivos de cada individuo, son igual de efectivos para ayudar a la persona drogadicta o alcohólica a recuperarse. (tinyurl.com/ybdckpe4)Además, se ha demostrado que los programas basados en la metadona y la buprenorfina tienen los mejores resultados para las/os pacientes, aumentando su calidad de vida, lo que les permite mantenerse sobrios y disminuir los resultados negativos del abuso de drogas. (tinyurl.com/y94wxmp7)Habiendo programas más exitosos que permiten a la persona en recuperación establecerse metas definidas, ¿por qué las rehabilitaciones dependen de un modelo de abstinencia total de 12 pasos que no permite la variación en función de las necesidades individuales?Ganancias de la industria del tratamientoPorque no es bueno para el negocio. La industria de tratamiento –los CEO y sus lacayos en las salas de juntas– están menos interesados en ayudar a las personas a recuperarse que en asegurar los pagos que hace un paciente. Con una enfermedad cerebral recurrente crónica como la adicción, el uso de un modelo de recuperación que no haya demostrado concluyentemente su éxito, esencialmente conlleva el fracaso de las/os pacientes.Si un adicto sobrevive a una recaída posterior a la rehabilitación y desea volver al camino de recuperación, a menudo vuelve al centro de rehabilitación. Este ciclo de entrar y salir de los centros de rehabilitación se llama “síndrome de puerta giratoria”. La industria de rehabilitación genera su dinero a través de esto. (tinyurl.com/ycajasjy)La industria de la rehabilitación es grande y sus principales actores, como Acadia Healthcare, son sus corporaciones médicas estándar. Gran parte de sus centros de rehabilitación operan con la filosofía de los 12 pasos y cobran mucho por esa experiencia. Luego, hay otros que, en el mejor de los casos, actúan como frente para el fraude de Medicaid. En el peor de los casos, pueden actuar como un sitio para el tráfico sexual, el abuso de drogas y la depredación. Las personas que buscan la recuperación, descubren que lo que debería ser su refugio de la tormenta adictiva es simplemente una casa de trata o de inyección de drogas.Este fue el caso con la Fundación Next Step en McKees Rocks. Ahí, el CEO David Francis, no solo se hacía de la vista gorda ante el abuso de drogas en su agencia; estaba él traficando drogas. Después de que un informante dijera que había recibido su heroína de él, arrestaron a Francis y cerraron la Fundación Next Step. (tinyurl.com/y8lkrfmz) Si las/os pacientes no son drogados por el personal, es el personal quien se droga. En la casa de recuperación sin licencia Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge del condado de Chester, dos consejeros licenciados sufrieron sobredosis, lo que demuestra que la crisis de los opiáceos ha comenzado a inundar la misma infraestructura financiada para combatirla. (tinyurl.com/ycjlq4tk)Pero lo peor de lo peor fue Kenneth Chatman, el dueño estafador del Reflections Treatment Center. Chatman prostituía mujeres en sus casas de recuperación. También colocó a personas que trataban de recuperarse en su nómina, enviándoles a otros centros de rehabilitación para atraer a los adictos vulnerables a su centro de tratamiento. (tinyurl.com/y9qesfcr)Si bien Chatman y Francis representan la corrupción más extrema en la industria de rehabilitación, los esquemas más comunes que usan los dueños de los centros de tratamiento son los planes de devolución de Medicaid. Los centros albergan adictos con cobertura de Medicaid, y les envían a centros de tratamiento que luego le dan reembolsos al dueño del centro (y viceversa). En 2017, el Consejo de la Ciudad de Filadelfia y los medios de comunicación señalaron a unos centros de tratamiento por este comportamiento. Muchas empresas como Women Walking in Victory/Empowered Men, ejecutan este esquema. Esta escritora, de primera mano, experimentó esto, aunque dieron un paso más y buscaron el control de mis cupones de alimentos. (tinyurl.com/yagwl86z)Esperanza de recuperación en el socialismoAunque no existe una cura milagrosa para la adicción como una condición médica personal o como una enfermedad social, la condición es vencible. Se puede poner en remisión. Los métodos de tratamiento basados en la ciencia pueden tener éxito.Sin embargo, mientras los delincuentes en las salas de juntas y oficinas de la industria del tratamiento continúen viendo adictas/os como cheques de pago en lugar de personas, no podremos eliminar la adicción.Al trabajar para construir el socialismo, trabajamos para ayudar a las/os adictos. En China, la policía dejó de arrestar a los adictos por tener drogas; se les animó a presentarse y obtener ayuda. Tanto China como Vietnam cuentan con centros de tratamiento totalmente financiados que utilizan medicamentos para ayudar al adicto a superar la pesadilla de la abstinencia. (tinyurl.com/y9yz7ldu)En Cuba, las/os médicos usan psicoterapia y medicamentos para abordar la adicción y las condiciones subyacentes de salud mental. (tinyurl.com/yajuz4tl)A través del socialismo, el estigma de la adicción se disipa y se tratan las causas subyacentes de la adicción. Podemos aprender de los modelos de China, Vietnam y Cuba al mismo tiempo que integramos los tratamientos actuales basados en evidencia que tenemos hoy. Bajo el socialismo, se eliminaría el enfoque capitalista del tratamiento de la adicción. Junto con el derrocamiento de las demandas del capitalismo que matan el espíritu, el resultado sería una persona sana y recuperada que no necesita recurrir a las drogas para ser feliz.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Would the Saudi-flagged ship be able to load weapons in France or Italy bound for use in the brutal war against the 30 million people of Yemen?The events of mid-to-late May gave an excellent example of the potential of international solidarity among European workers, which is also an act of solidarity with the oppressed Yemenis.First in mid-May, dockworkers, human rights activists and anti-war organizations prevented the Saudi cargo ship from loading at Le Havre, France. The protests there had prevented the loading of weapons on the ship, the Bahri Yanbu. They then warned Italian dockworkers that the Bahri Yanbu would soon be docking at Genoa, an industrial and port city on the west coast of Italy. The dockworkers there, called “Camalli,” though their number has decreased from 8,000 in 1987 to 1,000 today, have a history of internationalist and union activity. That dates from the anti-Fascist resistance during World War II to the militant struggles of the autumn of 1969, to refusal to load ships bringing weapons to the U.S. occupation in Vietnam. When the authorities refused a request from the dockworkers union to inspect the ship, they refused to load the ship. They instead demonstrated in the dock area carrying the banner: “Stop arms trafficking, make war on war.” Luigi Cianci, a leading Camalli, said the following: “During the Vietnam War we blocked the docking of American ships and in 1971 we organized a ship to aid the Vietnamese population. And we did the same during the Gulf War.“Even if we are far fewer today and we want to defend our jobs, we do not want to do it at all costs: The war in Yemen is one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes of recent years: 60,000 killed, 90,000 children dead from malnutrition, one million people affected by the cholera epidemic. We explained these things to our members and they all agreed on the boycott.” (Il manifesto, May 17)For the moment at least, the delivery of weapons to the Saudi monarchy was halted. The French protesters and Genoese dockworkers have given a splendid example of working-class solidarity in Europe at a time when right-wing parties have shown their ugly racist and xenophobic heads. It is an example of working-class solidarity in Europe that contrasts with the united actions of European imperialists bankers and corporations carried out by the European Union bureaucracy.Even better, the French and Italian workers have cooperated in solidarity with the embattled people of Yemen.“Genoa, Italy”by rchappo2002 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The voters of Michigan dealt President Donald Trump a crushing defeat on Nov. 3 — he lost to President-elect Joe Biden by over 154,000 votes. Black-majority cities, including Flint, Benton Harbor and especially Detroit, were decisive in a state the blatant white supremacist had narrowly won in 2016. In other “battleground” states, the pattern was replicated, with Atlanta, Milwaukee and Philadelphia playing a decisive role in Trump’s loss.Detroit protests, Nov. 21.Rather than accept the numbers — which show him trailing in the popular vote tally by over 6 million — Trump and his cohorts, led by racist ex-mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, have launched a vicious campaign to disenfranchise Black voters. With the dozens of court challenges all failing to bolster Trump’s bogus case, political maneuvers are being employed to subvert voters’ will. On Nov. 17, a city with a proud history in the labor and Black liberation movements — Detroit — pushed back.In Michigan the County Boards of Canvassers, with two Republican and two Democratic members appointed by the elected County Board of Commissioners, certify the election results in each of the state’s 83 counties. The results are then sent to the State Board of Canvassers for approval. This is normally a routine, non-controversial procedure.Wayne County, whose largest city is Detroit, proved to be the exception. The two Republicans on the Board refused to approve the results, which by law are considered not certified in the case of a tie. But the county had rejected Trump by over 323,000 votes. The excuse given was that there were discrepancies in some precincts between the number of votes tallied and the number of voters registered. All were less than half a dozen, hardly enough to impact the election’s outcome.Board Chair Monica Palmer, a Republican and loyal Trumpite, at one point wanted to certify all the results except Detroit’s. This despite the fact that the city of Livonia, which is over 95 percent white, had more vote/voter discrepancies than Detroit, which is over 80 percent African American and about 10 percent Latinx. There is not even a legal mechanism for the mixed report Palmer proposed.Public comments hit racismThe entire Board meeting was conducted virtually on Zoom. Board rules mandate that time be allotted for “public comment.” After learning of the Republicans’ attempts to suppress the vote, Congresspeople Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell appealed to their constituents to join the virtual meeting and speak out. Congressperson Tlaib, who represents Detroit, is one of the progressive women of color who comprise the “Squad.”With almost no advance notice, more than 300 people from Detroit and the surrounding community got on the meeting and made it clear they would not allow this racist voter suppression to go forward. Detroit NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony blasted Palmer and her fellow Board member, William Hartmann. In a video that has gone viral, a white Ann Arbor resident compared them to Bull Connor, the segregationist Commissioner of Public Safety of Birmingham, Ala., during the Civil Rights movement.“You are certainly showing that you are a racist,” State Representative Abraham Aiyash said. “You may say that you are not, you may claim that you are not, but let’s be very clear. Your words today and your actions today made it clear that you are OK with silencing the votes of an 80-percent African-American city.” (Detroit Free Press, Nov. 17)The multinational virtual mobilization was not only a powerful statement against racism, it was effective. By the end of the day the Board voted unanimously to certify the results. At this point the matter should have been closed. But after getting a call from Trump himself, Palmer and Hartmann tried to rescind their vote after the deadline for certification had passed. Palmer complained that she was “threatened” on social media. In fact, the worst threats on social media were directed at Representative Aiyash, who is Arab and Muslim.After losing in Wayne County, Trump summoned a delegation of Michigan Republican state legislators to the White House to get them to illegally appoint his supporters as Michigan’s 16 Electoral College electors. So far they have declined to do so.On Nov. 23 the state Board of Canvassers, after getting an earful during public comment, voted 3-1 to certify the election results. Over 700 signed up to speak.But Trump and Giuliani continue to pursue similar strategies in other states to overturn the vote — particularly the Black vote in Atlanta, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.If the Wayne County canvassers’ meeting had been held in person, community members would have packed the room to overflowing. Yet even with the surging pandemic and cold weather limiting our ability to protest, it is possible to fight the racists and win — and fighting back is the only way to block racist voter suppression.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter NASS to Gather Information on Chemical Use SHARE Previous articleFAPRI Releases Analysis on RFS WaiverNext articleLook Out for Tax Hikes January 1 Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Oct 7, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NASS to Gather Information on Chemical Use USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will gather data on chemical use from soybean and wheat growers in 26 states as part of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey. NASS Program Administration Branch Chief Chris Messer says the use of fertilizers and pesticides for U.S. crop production is among the most studied topics in agriculture today. He says the survey is conducted to ensure any and all decisions about agricultural chemical use are based on current, unbiased data from the growers themselves. Messer says responding to this survey gives growers a chance to impact product availability for the entire industry. Messer says many industry stakeholders anticipate the results and will use the data as soon as it becomes available on May 15th, 2013.This part of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey is handled through face-to-face interviews only. Hundreds of NASS interviewers will visit selected growers over the next three months to gather information about chemical use on their crops. The producers are asked to report the nutrient or fertilizer use, biocontrol or pesticide applications and pest management and irrigation practices on one randomly selected field to represent data from their farm. NASS notes growers can safely respond to the survey with certainty their responses will remain fully confidential. The data will only be used for statistical purposes – and NASS publishes only aggregate information on state and national levels.The Agricultural Resource Management Survey is conducted jointly with USDA’s Economic Research Service.Source: NAFB News Service
Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum SHARE Facebook Twitter Seven Indiana school districts have received $115,000 in grants this year from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program partners with farmers to support rural public school districts with innovative approaches to teaching math and science. Given the technological progress in agriculture over the past 20 years, farmers are very aware of the need for superior math and science education, especially for students in their communities.“The technology involved with farming today is amazing! It would be great if we could capitalize on the excitement of using this technology, by getting kids engaged with math and science and technology in schools,” said Grow Rural Education Advisory Council member Walt Bones, a farmer from South Dakota.Winning districts have designed many innovative programs for use of the grant funds, including LEGO Robotics projects, business and hands-on applications for family and consumer sciences, student-led construction of a greenhouse and a barn on school property, and various technology and science laboratory equipment upgrades.The program starts with farmers, who can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a grant of up to $25,000. Once all of the school district applications are submitted, a panel of math and science teachers reviews each application and selects finalists. An advisory council, composed of farmer-leaders with an interest in agriculture and education, then selects the winning grant applications from a pool of finalists.Advisory Council member Katie Heger, who farms in North Dakota, had a hand in helping to select this year’s winners.“Kids want to know where they’re headed, so I like projects that connect learning to careers they might be interested in. By making it connect to something that they know, we have a better chance of success,” said Heger.The funding is utilized for math and science projects in grades K-12, to prepare students for a wider range of career prospects in an increasingly technology-driven workforce. The winning schools are following a trend in Indiana to enhance student opportunities for practical application of skills learned in the classroom. All of these projects provide opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to hands-on projects, also allowing students to explore career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math.This program is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which partners with farmers to support education, service organizations and youth in rural America. Visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com to see the full list of winners for this year. A sister program, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, is currently in its enrollment period. To sign up, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. Source: Monsanto Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 29, 2014 Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleHoosier Harvest Rolls On Under Sunny Skies Andy Eubank
SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Launches Climate Hub WebsiteNext articleHow Many Corn Acres Will We Need in 2015 Gary Truitt Governor Pence Commends New Energy Academy in LaPorte County Today, Governor Pence commended the partnership between NIPSCO and the LaPorte County Career and Technical Education Program on the creation of the state’s first-ever Energy Academy. This new career and technical education (CTE) program offers hands-on experiences in electromechanical installation and maintenance, energy and environmental technology, public utilities, and residential and commercial energy. Students will be able to gain dual credit through Ivy Tech and earn professional certifications in their area of study.“It is my hope that this new energy pathway will encourage students to consider future career opportunities in a truly up-and-coming field in this state,” Pence said. “Our administration is committed to ensuring that all of our young people finish high school ready to enter a career pathway or pursue a college degree, and I believe this new career and technical education curriculum will serve as a model for education partnerships in Indiana.”The Governor was joined at the ribbon-cutting at the A.K. Smith Career Center in LaPorte by Mike Finissi, NIPSCO Chief Operating Officer, Audra Peterson, Director of LaPorte County Career and Technical Education, Don Babcock, Executive Director of Economic Development for NIPSCO, and Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Superintendent of Michigan City Area Schools.Since the start of his administration, Governor Pence has placed a renewed effort on ensuring students have two plan A’s when it comes to their education, whether they choose college, other post- secondary education and professional certifications or move directly into a career field. State efforts are encouraging business and education collaborations, connecting what students are learning in the classroom with the jobs that are currently available. By Gary Truitt – Oct 22, 2014 Home Energy Governor Pence Commends New Energy Academy in LaPorte County
EU and Japan Finalize Trade Deal Framework The European Union and Japan have formally agreed to the outline of a new free trade deal. It will eventually lead to an agreement allowing free trade between two of the world’s biggest economies. There are few specific details available yet and a full and workable agreement may still take some time. The agreement is seen as a boon for the Japanese auto industry and for agricultural products from the E.U. The outline was formally signed this week in Brussels. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, says the agreement shows the E.U.’s commitment to world trade. “We did it,” he says. “We were able to conclude political and trade talks with Japan. E.U. is more and more engaged globally.” Japan is the third-largest economy in the world and Europe’s seventh biggest export market. European Union dairy farmers have struggled with dropping domestic demand at the same time that Japan’s appetite for milk and dairy products has grown in recent years.Even with a signed agreement in place, it will likely take up to 15 years before the agreement is fully in effect. The delay gives businesses in both areas time to adjust to increased outside competition.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 7, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News EU and Japan Finalize Trade Deal Framework Previous articleU.S. Ethanol Production DeclinesNext articleOptimism Returning to the Ag Producers Barometer Hoosier Ag Today
President Says New Trade Deal a Great Victory for Farmers By Andy Eubank – Oct 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News President Says New Trade Deal a Great Victory for Farmers Previous articleHarvest Problems in SE IndianaNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 2, 2018 Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter USMCA-AnnouncementThe U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as USMCA, is not NAFTA re-done according to President Donald Trump. It is a new trade deal between the three countries. The deal was reached just before the deadline at the end of September, and Monday at the White House the President said it has strong new labor, environmental and intellectual property protections. He said it is also a great victory for American farmers.“Our farmers have gone through a lot over the last fifteen years,” he said. “They’ve been taken advantage of by everybody, prices have gone way down. Mexico and Canada will be opened up a lot more than they are now, and I think there will be a better spirit between the three countries, which is important for our farmers. The agreement will give our farmers and ranchers far greater access to sell American grown produce in Mexico and in Canada. The deal includes a substantial increase in our farmers’ opportunities to export American wheat, poultry, eggs and dairy, including milk, butter, cheese, yogurt and ice cream.”U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the agreement is historic in its value, “the USMCA will cover $1.2 trillion, easily making it the biggest agreement in history.” And it came together in just 14 months, “and believe me in trade negotiating terms that’s like warp speed.”Lighthizer said there are provisions in USMCA to keep it up to date.“We’ve also agreed to a first of its kind review and termination provision, which will insure that the USMCA, unlike NAFTA, will not become unbalanced and out of date.”The U.S., Canadian and Mexican legislatures now must ratify the agreement, and some would like that done by December 1st, before the change of administration in Mexico.While anxious to review the details of the new agreement, the nation’s major commodity organizations applauded the last hour inclusion of Canada, at the same time the farm bill expired.(Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez)
Facebook Twitter The forecast is unchanged this morning for the immediate short term – today and tomorrow. The rest of the forecast is similar, but we are making a few tweaks that may benefit some, but not others. Here is our look at it this morning.Today will be sunny and dry again over the entire state. We likely see some clouds building this afternoon as moisture draws close across Illinois. However, it should be another good drying day in many areas.Scattered showers start to develop overnight and then continue through the day tomorrow. We can’t rule out a few thunderstorms too, although those will not hit all areas of the state. Because of the thunderstorm threat, we have a wide range for precipitation tomorrow, from .2”-1.2” and coverage will end up being around 80% of the state. The heaviest rains or thunderstorm chances may set up in the afternoon running from areas around Fort Wayne all the way back into far SW Indiana. However, we don’t want to get too cute with that limitation. Most of us will be keeping fingers crossed to miss the bigger stuff…but someone somewhere is going to get it.Thursday, we start to see some separation in regions for the weather pattern. While we continue to see the frontal boundary from Wednesday over the Ohio Valley, we start to see some tropical moisture surging northward out of the gulf, and that will start to tie in with the old boundary. So, For Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we see our best chances of rain stay over the southern half of the state, and we can see dry weather up north. On Thursday, we look for a mix of clouds and sun from I-70 northward, and we can see scattered showers from I-70 southward. Those bring a few hundredths to .25” to the southern half of the state with 60% coverage. Similarly, Friday has partly to mostly sunny sky potential for the northern half of the state, while we see a lot of clouds and limited south down south, with the chance of showers bringing up to .25” over 70% of areas south of I-70. For Saturday, we see sun giving way to increasing clouds in the north, but clouds basically from the get-go in the south. Showers overspread the state from south to north, and by sunset we see showers from US 24 southward, bringing a few hundredths to .4” and 80% coverage. Sunday will feature scattered showers statewide, with the chance for an additional .1”-.4” and 80% coverage. The map shows rain totals through Sunday evening, which will encompass tomorrow’s rain, and then the weekend event too (along with the southern Indiana action the rest of this week.)Next week looks mostly dry. We see partly to mostly sunny skies Monday through Thursday. On Friday we see sunshine over most of the state too but have to look out for a few scattered showers from US 50 south. That means most of the state sees 5 straight days of dry weather potential next week.We finish out the extended period with a little more activity. Showers and thunderstorms are around for Saturday the 15th bringing .1”-.6” and 70% coverage. Then on Sunday we see a mix of clouds and sun up north, but a chance of late afternoon and evening showers south of I-70. Those showers can bring up to half an inch, but only 50% coverage. Monday the 17th shows potential for showers producing .05”-.45” rain and 60% coverage, then we go dry and partly sunny for Tuesday the 18th. Showers and thunderstorms are back for Wednesday the 19th over the northern half of the state, and could bring some bigger totals, from .25”-1.5” and 80% coverage.So, generally speaking, the north is looking a lot better in this forecast, if we truly do see this pattern evolve this way. The moisture staying south does not help everyone, but if we can see 3 days of drying up north and scoot by with rains in the lower end of the range tomorrow, that will allow for some additional fieldwork in northern locations later this week, in our opinion. Then after the weekend, we see an excellent chance of fieldwork next…but how much really will come down to what the weekend rains do in the north, and what the rains for the last have of the week and weekend down south (combined). Still, bigger holes opening up like this is a step in the right direction. Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 4, 2019 Previous articleCorn Planting is Happening in IndianaNext articleIndiana Still Behind but Planting is Happening and More Dry Weather Today on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 3, 2019 Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 4, 2019 SHARE
SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 14, 2019 Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Good Previous articleOptimism that This Time a US-China Deal Will Get SignedNext articleWestern Indiana Beans Looking Good and Finally a China Trade Deal that Might Happen on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Gary Truitt While many of the early harvest reports have not been encouraging, soybean numbers from western counties are looking better.In West Central Indiana, corn is still far too wet to harvest, so growers have been focusing on soybeans. Ben Jacob, agronomist with Pioneer, says the beans are in good shape, “The focus here in western counties has been on soybeans; and, for the most part, they are doing well. I this is not the case in other parts of the state.”As for yields, Jacob says they are down from last year but better than had been expected, “On average, we are running about 10 bushels below last year, but that is a lot better than had been expected.” He noted that green stem was a lot more prevalent this year and was hurting yields in some areas.Jacob says the corn harvest will not begin in earnest until next week but worries that stalk issues will worsen as frost has occurred in several locations, “There, light frost just hurt stalk quality and grain fill. A hard freeze would be better.” Extreme variability in moisture will also make the corn harvest a very slow one. Home Indiana Agriculture News Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Good
Linkedin Twitter Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Joey McReynolds The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Facebook printThe Fort Worth City Council voted 8-1 on Tuesday to raise water and sewage rates beginning Jan. 1.The hikes were primarily due to pipeline and infrastructure costs, as well as costs to treat wastewater and meet new environmental regulations, said Mary Gugliuzza, public education coordinator for the water department.“Raw water is the big one, and we’re expecting it to continue into the next few years,” Gugliuzza said.Water rates in Fort Worth are structured in tiers. Customers who use more water pay higher rates. Beginning in January, the usage amounts for each tier will change, even though the rates within the tiers will not.Usage amounts are measured in CCF, or 100 cubic feet of water. The lowest tier currently includes households using 8 CCF or less. Next year, that tier will be 200 cubic feet lower, only covering customers who use 6 CCF or less.For example, customers consuming around 7 CCF are currently paying $2.07 per CCF. Next year, they’ll pay $2.96 per CCF.According to a Fort Worth water department report, average residential users can expect their water bill to increase by $5.42 per month. Efficient consumers may only see a $2.58 increase per month, while large consumers will see a $16.24 increase per month.The annual increase for average users is 9.98 percent, according to the report.Council concernsCouncilman Cary Moon, newly elected in May, said he took a deep look at the expenses, concerned the rate increases were unnecessary.“In my professional experience, I’ve seen that the first option is always to charge the customer more,” Moon said.But on Tuesday night, after lengthy research and careful consideration, Moon voted in favor of the increase.“I want to thank the staff for putting up with me and my inquiries, and wanted council to know I did complete as much due diligence on this as possible and it’s apparent,” Moon said.He said that after looking through the expenses, he realized a third of the costs came from the regional water district itself.Moon suggested keeping residential bills low by changing the amortization period of the debt the department takes on from 20 years to 30 years and offering a discount to customers who forgo a paper bill.“We actually still have a cost associated with generating a PDF of the bill,” Gugliuzza said.The water department was accepting comments over the proposed rate increases up until last week, but they only received feedback from one person who expressed concern over the new rates, Gugliuzza said.Jungus Jordan was the only council member to vote against the rate increase, but he could not be reached to comment on why. He did, however, vote in favor of a similar proposal to raise wholesale water rates.“While it never is easy to raise them, in this case for our growth and in order to continue to deliver the excellent water we have, I too will support this, and I’m not one to support a lot of rate increases,” Mayor Betsy Price said at Tuesday’s meeting.The new water rates were voted on as part of the 2016 budget. The complete budget will be voted on and adopted at the city council meeting on Sept. 15. Previous articleSGA gives first-year students a sayNext articleThe Skiff: September 3, 2015 Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Twitter Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt 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 Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Facebook
Facebook Previous articleTCU falters down the stretch in Stillwater, loses to Oklahoma State 89-76Next articleMusburger, TCU Rose Bowl announcer, to retire at 77 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ printEditor’s note: This story has been updated from its original version. TCU running back Kyle Hicks, the Horned Frogs’ leading rusher and receiver last season, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication along with two former football players Saturday morning.According to a report from the Fort Worth Police Department, Hicks and former players Bryson Henderson and George Baltimore were taken into custody after Fort Worth police were called to the Whataburger on the 2400 block of West Berry Street at 2:41 a.m. Officers were initially dispatched out for a fight at the restaurant.Along with public intoxication, the report indicates Baltimore was also charged with resisting arrest.TCU Athletics said in a statement Monday night that officials are aware of the incident and looking into it.In 2016, Hicks scored 14 touchdowns, while totaling 1,042 rushing yards and 417 receiving yards on 47 receptions. Hicks recorded a career-high five touchdowns in TCU’s 62-22 win over Baylor on Nov. 5, the most in a single game by a Horned Frog since LaDainian Tomlinson’s record-setting six touchdowns against UTEP in 1999. Twitter Linkedin TCU running back Kyle Hicks (middle) and former players Bryson Henderson (left) and George Baltimore (right) were arrested on public intoxication charges this weekend. (Fort Worth Police Dept.) Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell Welcome TCU Class of 2025
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Today, we’ve got some interesting information on Ivanka Trump, a heartwarming story of a hero who saved 22 children, and an update on an illness that’s striking hundreds of children.People are fed up with President TrumpThe Hill reported “The View” co-host Meghan McCain ripped apart President Donald Trump for his criticism of a retired Navy admiral, urging conservatives to take his comments seriously. McCain went to town, listing several of Trump’s offensive actions toward the military.She said if former President Obama had done what Trump has, then Republicans would be insulted.“We should be intellectually honest here at this table that if President Obama had missed Veterans Day or missed the Armistice ceremony in France for the 100th anniversary of World War I, my head would have exploded right here on this table in front of all of you,” said McCain.Trump used the bad weather as an excuse to cancel a visit to a U.S. military cemetery outside of Paris. To top things off, he arrived late to a gathering of world leaders to mark the armistice. He made up for it by speaking at a ceremony in Paris honoring fallen American soldiers. “I think there’s this whole collection of sort of disrespect towards the military and towards our veterans and towards our history that I don’t know if [Trump is] aware how intense it is for those of us who still respect our legacy, who still respect the military,” said McCain.McCain’s fury all stems from Trump’s altercation with retired Navy Adm. William McRaven.McRaven led the 2011 mission to abolish Osama bin Laden. If Trump is good at anything it’s name calling and that’s exactly what he did. He responded to McRaven’s criticism of him by calling him a “Hillary Clinton fan” and an “Obama-backer,” in a Fox News Sunday interview.“Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?” Trump said in the interview.McRaven didn’t take Trump’s words to heart and stood by his beliefs. “When you undermine the people’s right to a free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which it stands,” said McRaven.The apple doesn’t fall far from the treeSpeaking of the Trump family, CNN reported Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to talk official White House business, according to emails released by a nonpartisan watchdog group.According to the Washington Post, the White House investigated Trump’s email and found she used her personal email for the majority of 2017.Talk about sketch city.The watchdogs found she used her personal account to email Cabinet officials, White House aides and assistants. The only problem with that is that the Presidential Records Act requires all official White House discussions and records to be secured.“The president’s family is not above the law, and there are serious questions that Congress should immediately investigate,” said Austin Evers, the executive director of American Oversight in a statement. Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law? Was she sending classified information over a private system?”The White House has kept its lips sealed on Trump’s doings. Surprise, surprise. She’s now being compared to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Abbe Lowell, Trump’s attorney, sent all of the emails he thought had to do with official government business to her government email account because he thought it’d rectify violations of records law, according to the Post.“Like most people, before entering into government service, Ms. Trump used a private email,” said Peter Mirijanian, the spokesperson for Lowell and ethics counsel for Ivanka Trump. “When she entered the government, she was given a government email account for official use. While transitioning into government, until the White House provided her the same guidance they had to others who started before she did, Ms. Trump sometimes used her private account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.”Mirijanian tried to make a distinction between Trump and Clinton, noting Trump didn’t have the server set up in her home or office.Furry friends have a place stay in the cold, winter monthsIn other light-hearted news, Independent reported an Italian Ikea store offered to house stray dogs during the winter.Italian Ikea takes in stray dogs. (Photo courtesy of Facebook.)Martine Taccia was shopping at an Ikea in Catania when she saw some dogs trying to stay warm on a carpet among the Christmas displays.“My reaction was pure amazement,” said Taccia. “It’s not a common thing.”She said the Ikea staff also provides food and water to the homeless puppies. Some of the dogs have even gone on to find a forever family. Some customers shared photos of the dogs to their on social media pages and tagged the store’s location.“I am now forever loyal to Ikea,” one person commented on a picture of the sleeping dogs.Another person left the comment, “Love Ikea even more! The dogs fit the decor perfectly” below the post.This isn’t the first time Ikea has shown animals some love. In 2017, the it launched a home collection specifically for cats and dogs.The LURVIG collection, also known as “shaggy” in Swedish, includes pet beds, cushions, food dishes, and a miniature sofa.Illness leaves children paralyzedCNN reported more children are now diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, according to numbers released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The illness is leaving these children paralyzed. As of Monday there’s been 106 confirmed cases in 29 states just this year alone, according to the CDC.One hundred and six confirmed and 167 possible cases still await to be confirmed.The rare illness affects the nervous system, causing muscles to weaken. Some children remain paralyzed from the neck down and forced to breathe with the help of a ventilator, while others attain movement again. No cure has been found for AFM and there is no vaccine. Although a cause also hasn’t been determined, some neurologists believe enterovirus is the threat.The CDC is still looking into the theory.Last week, Dr. Nancy Messonnier from the CDC said an infectious pathogen may be the cause. “We’re broadening our hypotheses,” said Messonnier.The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases isn’t ruling out the possibility of a toxin or vaccine to be the cause.According to the CDC, the illness starts off as a fever and cough and escalates to paralyzation about three to 10 days later.The agency has received a lot of backlash from parents of sick children and medical consultants for not working speedily enough to address the issue.Messonnier said last week the agency funded state health departments to better physician awareness. CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said fourteen officers from the Epidemic Intelligence Service are reviewing AFM cases. “As a mom myself, I can certainly understand why parents are worried,” said Messonnier. “I am concerned about this increase in AFM.”We can do it!Women have set a record high in representation in the 116th Congress.CBS News reported 67 percent of Americans feel positive about this change.J. Howard Miller’s “We Can Do It!” poster from 1943. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.)Most of these women represent the “blue wave.” The poll found Democrats are even more excited to see female representation in Congress.Many Americans believe the increase in women will do more good for the country.Forty-six percent of people said the rise in diversity is the main reason they think government will be better.Polls also found Democratic women are more enthusiastic about seeing a stronger female presence in Congress than Republican women.But that’s none of our business.Meme of Kermit the Frog sipping tea. (Photo courtesy of the Intelligencer.)There will be a decrease in number of Republican women in the House next year; however, only 20 percent of Republicans think more women candidates should represent.While most Republicans said they just didn’t care, 25 percent said they were in the process of recruiting women.Most Republican men agree with Republican women on the matter.With Democrats being so supportive of a woman’s role in Congress, the party has grown in supporters, gaining 11 points before the election.California hero saves children from fireCBS News reported a school bus driver is being praised as a hero after responding to a fire in Paradise, California.Kevin McKay got an emergency call Nov. 8 and immediately rushed to Ponderosa Elementary where he picked up 22 students, saving them from the Camp Fire. He couldn’t just let other kids fend for themselves after knowing his own family had gotten out alive. “I just knew that things were going to continue to escalate,” said McKay.He said he was “absolutely scared.”“When we started to leave the school, we saw one fire, then we saw more,” said Wendy Reeves, an 8-year-old student.Teacher Abbie Davis focused on distracting the children as she fought back the tears.Many children were having trouble breathing so McKay pulled his shirt off, ripped it into pieces and pour water on them. This helped the kids breathe better.“We were coughing and my eyes were hurting,” said McKay. “I knew we had to do something. And that was, you know, our best option with what we had.”The hero drove five hours in traffic and safely transported the children about 30 miles away. “We didn’t leave until every kid was accounted for, and every kid was with their mom and dad,” said McKay.However, he wasn’t the only hero that day.“Our firemen were going the opposite direction we were,” said McKay. “And that’s pretty awesome.”Reeves said some of her pets didn’t survive the fire at her home, which left her home with nothing but a few bricks.That’s all we have for today. Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/
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Facebook printUS COVID-19 cases approach another spike The U.S. is struggling to keep COVID-19 under control as more cases are continuing to be reported each day.The country’s daily averages keep climbing toward the summer’s peak, and several states are setting hospitalization records daily, according to CNN.On Tuesday, there were more than 60,300 new cases, which an increase of about 73% over the last five and a half weeks, according to John Hopkins University data.A rapid acceleration in cases is expected to continue as winter begins, according to former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb.Pope Francis supports civil unions for same-sex couplesPope Francis, center, makes the sign of the cross during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)Pope Francis shifted his tone toward homosexuality and plans to support civil unions for same-sex couples, according to comments he made in a documentary released Wednesday. “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the pope said. “I stood up for that.”The remarks are different from those of his predecessors and may shift debates about the legal status of same-sex couples around the world, according to the New York Times. Soldiers open fire on protestors in Nigeria A police officer stand guards on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. Nigerians protesting against police brutality stayed on the streets in Lagos on Wednesday, breaking the government curfew following a night of chaotic violence in which demonstrators were fired upon, sparking global outrage. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)Violence and chaos broke out as protestors called for an end to police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria.The protest turned violent Tuesday night after a three-day 24 hour curfew was announced and riot police were deployed, according to NBC News.There were multiple eyewitness reports of soldiers opening fire on protestors on Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Thirty people were being treated for “mild to moderate” injuries. Of those, two were receiving intensive care and three had been discharged, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said.Despite the protestors that were injured, the Nigerian army has said the shootings were “fake news” and no soldiers were on-site Tuesday night.DOJ reaches $8 billion settlement with Purdue PharmaPhoto shows the Purdue Pharma logo at its offices in Stamford, Conn. Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of over $8 billion, Justice Department officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File)The Department of Justice reached an $8 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, the oxycontin maker that has been blamed for fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic, according to ABC News.The settlement resolves criminal and civil investigations into how Purdue marketed its painkillers but does not prevent the owners of the company from being prosecuted in the future. The company pled guilty on three counts in the settlement: one charge of defrauding the U.S. and two anti-kickback-related charges.“With criminal guilty pleas, a federal settlement of more than $8 billion, and the dissolution of a company and repurposing its assets entirely for the public’s benefit, the resolution in today’s announcement re-affirms that the Department of Justice will not relent in its multi-pronged efforts to combat the opioids crisis,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen in a statement. Previous articleMilton Daniel residents engage in friendly competitionNext articleTCU News Now 10/21/2020 Tyresa Oluyide RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Tyresa Oluyide Carter Hosts adjust to limitations brought on by COVID-19 + posts Twitter Tyresa Oluyidehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tyresa-oluyide/ Exam Corp Lab employee, left, conducts a COVID-19 test at the parking lot of the facility in Niles, Ill., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025
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RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more April 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist wanted by the police for having denounced police extortion April 6, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa KenyaAfrica KenyaAfrica to go further Follow the news on Kenya Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written to Alex Rono, head of the North-Eastern Provincial Police calling on him to reverse an order for the arrest of Victore Obure, the Garissa correspondent of the East African Standard. “He is a journalist who is simply carrying out his work. There can be no justification for ordering his arrest,” said RSF Secretary General Robert Ménard. “The fact that he has gone underground is a very alarming sign of the treatment meted out to journalists detained by the police. The Head of the police said in December 2000, however, that measures would be taken to ‘harmonise the relationship between the police and journalists’.” RSF has learned that Victor Obure, the Garissa correspondent of the East African Standard, has decided to go underground because of fears for his safety. According to police sources, the Criminal Investigation Department – CID – called for his arrest a week ago following an article which reported the extortion of thousands of shillings from the inhabitants of Garissa by police, during a crackdown on illegal immigrants in the city. RSF also gave a reminder that on 22 March 2002, The People Daily newspaper and its Chief Editor George Mbugguss, were ordered to pay 20 million Kenyan shillings (about 300,000 Euros), to Nicholas Biwott, Minister for Trade and the Interior, for “libel”. “The secret history of Moi-Nyache, an article published on 10 March 1999, claimed that Mr. Biwott, then Minister for the Eastern African Community, was involved in the controversial awarding of a tender for the construction of a hydro-electricity dam. The newspaper claimed that the “Turkwell Gorge” project had been awarded to a French company under dubious circumstances. News News Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Receive email alerts Reports June 13, 2019 Find out more
RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Follow the news on Belarus to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Help by sharing this information “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Receive email alerts May 27, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government continues to hamper Polish radio station broadcasting to Belarus Reporters Without Borders condemns the Belarusian foreign ministry’s refusal on 28 May to issue accreditation to reporter Alyaksey Minchonak of Radio Racyja, a station based in the Polish city of Bialystok that broadcasts to Belarus. This latest obstacle for the station comes a month after the police raided its Minsk bureau and seized equipment.“The authorities are continuing to harass Radio Racyja, one of the few independent news outlets in Belarus,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call for an end to this administrative persecution, which is motivated solely by political considerations.”Minchonak was summoned to the foreign ministry on 28 May and was told his request for accreditation had been turned down on the grounds that he had already begun to work without permission.The decision was “absurd,” Minchonak told Reporters Without Borders. “One the one hand, the foreign ministry targets us for working without accreditation, while on the other hand it continues to refuse our requests.”The police still have not returned the five computers and other equipment they seized in the raid on Radio Racyja’s Minsk bureau a month ago. The pretext for the raid was the station’s alleged role in creating animated cartoons posted on the Internet in 2005, which were deemed to have insulted President Alexandre Lukashenko.Radio Racyja was launched in 1999 by the Polish government and the Dutch embassy in Warsaw. Its repeated requests for accreditation in Belarus have always been rejected by the foreign ministry. It broadcasts from Poland and has a network of correspondents in Belarus who work without accreditation. It often criticises the government, unlike Belarus’ own state-controlled radio stations. News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation
to go further News SyriaYemenAfghanistanIraqMexicoIndiaPakistanPhilippinesHondurasMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statistics Armed conflictsCorruptionOrganized crimePredators Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Organisation Читать на русском / Read in Russian In Iran, it was the state that acted as executioner. Rouhollah Zam, the editor of the Amadnews website and Telegram news channel, was hanged after being sentenced to death in an unfair trial. Although executions are common in Iran, it was the first time in 30 years that a journalist has been subjected to this archaic and barbaric practice. Of all the journalists killed in connection with their work in 2020, 84% were knowingly targeted and deliberately murdered, as compared to 63% in 2019. Some were murdered in a particularly barbaric manner. Related documents bilan_2020_en-tues_.pdfPDF – 637.59 KBЧитать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 188.43 KB June 3, 2021 Find out more In Iraq, three journalists were killed in exactly the same way: by a shot to the head fired by unidentified gunmen while they were covering protests. A fourth was killed in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region while trying to flee from clashes between security forces and demonstrators. Receive email alerts A total of 50 journalists were killed worldwide in 2020, according to the second part of the annual round-up of abusive treatment and violence against journalists, published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). While the number of journalists killed in countries at war continues to fall, more are being murdered in countries not at war. SyriaYemenAfghanistanIraqMexicoIndiaPakistanPhilippinesHondurasMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statistics Armed conflictsCorruptionOrganized crimePredators Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists 2020 has also seen a 35% increase in the number of women journalists arbitrarily detained, and a fourfold increase in arrests of journalists during the first three months of Covid-19’s spread around the world. Fourteen journalists who were arrested in connection with their coverage of the pandemic are still being held. RSF_en More journalists are being killed in countries considered to be “at peace.” In 2016, 58% of media fatalities took place in war zones. Now only 32% of the fatalities are in war-torn countries such as Syria or Yemen or in countries with low or medium-intensity conflicts such as Afghanistan and Iraq. In other words, 68% (more than two thirds) of the fatalities are in countries “at peace,” above all Mexico (with eight journalists killed), India (four), the Philippines (three) and Honduras (three). June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News December 28, 2020 – Updated on December 29, 2020 RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News RSF tallied 50 cases of journalists killed in connection with their work from 1 January to 15 December 2020, a number similar to 2019 (when 53 journalists were killed), although fewer journalists have been in the field this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The world’s violence continues to be visited upon journalists,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Some may think that journalists are just the victims of the risks of their profession, but journalists are increasingly targeted when they investigate or cover sensitive subjects. What is being attacked is the right to be informed, which is everyone’s right.” As in the past, the most dangerous stories are investigations into cases of local corruption or misuse of public funds (10 journalists killed in 2020) or investigations into the activities of organised crime (four killed). In a new development in 2020, seven journalists were killed while covering protests. In Nigeria, two journalists fell victim to the climate of violence accompanying protests, especially protests against the brutality of a police unit tasked with combating crime. In Colombia, a reporter for a community radio station was fatally shot while covering an indigenous community protest against the privatisation of local land that was violently dispersed by regular police, riot police and soldiers. In the 2020 annual round-up of journalists who are detained, held hostage or missing at the end of the year, published on 14 December, RSF reported that 387 journalists are currently detained in connection with their work. This is virtually the same as a year ago and means the number of journalists detained worldwide is still at a historically high level. In Mexico, Julio Valdivia Rodríguez, a reporter for the daily El Mundo, was found beheaded in the eastern state of Veracruz, while Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez, the editor of the local news website Punto x Punto Noticias, was cut to pieces in the western city of Acapulco. In India, Rakesh “Nirbhik” Singh, a reporter for the Rashtriya Swaroop newspaper, was burned alive in December after being doused with a highly flammable, alcohol-based hand sanitiser in his home in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh by men sent by a local official whose corrupt practices he had criticised, while Isravel Moses, a TV reporter in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, was hacked to death with machetes. News June 8, 2021 Find out more
News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal January 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections to go further February 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 12, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities poised to cut all communications at drop of hat Receive email alerts News Kazakhstan’s nervous regime is becoming more and more repressive. President Nursultan Nazarbayev is on the point of signing draconian amendments to the communications law that were passed by parliament on 2 April.If he goes ahead, the authorities will not only be able to block any website or social network in a matter of hours without a court order, but also to disconnect all means of communication.“These amendments legalize the most extreme forms of censorship,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “It is intolerable that the Kazakh authorities are assuming the right to disconnect all networks at the drop of a hat.“The explicit reference in these amendments to unauthorized demonstrations reveals their purpose, which is to prevent any criticism of the government even if it means dealing a fatal blow to freedom of information.”The communication law’s new article 41-1 says the authorities are empowered to temporarily disconnect any network or means of communication and block access to any online resource in the event of “harm to persons, society or the state” or “dissemination of information contravening the electoral law (…) or containing incitement to take part in extremist or terrorist activities, mass unrest, or mass (public) actions organized in violation of the established regulations.”The Communications and Information Agency will have one hour to transmit a blocking order from the prosecutor-general’s office to the competent operators and services, which will in turn have three hours to block access to the designated websites or social networks. The same procedure is envisaged for the suspension of communication services. “The criteria serving as grounds for blocking online resources are so broad and vague that they open the way for way for the most repressive interpretation,” Deloire added. “The political use of these measures is all the more likely because they require nothing more than administrative decisions, without any hearing and without any opportunity for the targeted sites to defend themselves. And since the operators and other technical intermediaries will have just a few hours to comply, they are unlikely to pay much attention to detail.”The amendments are the latest in a series of tough measures designed to nip any protests in the bud. On 28 January, the government approved a decree subjecting the media to prior censorship in “emergency situations of a social nature.” President Nazarbayev, who has ruled since independence, began accentuating his regime’s repressive nature after rioting in Zhanaozen in December 2011.Aside from uncertainties about the aging leader’s succession, some analysts link the latest repressive reforms to fears of an opposition movement inspired by the Ukrainian revolution. Others think they have been prompted by the panic following the devaluation of the national currency, the tenge, in February and the spread of rumours, especially by SMS, about the failure of three Kazakh banks.The amendments to the communications law come amid a regional trend towards more Internet censorship. In Russia, websites carrying calls for unauthorized demonstrations can be blocked without reference to the courts under amendments that took effect in February. In Turkey, government officials can block content that is “discriminatory or insulting” or “violates privacy” under a new law whose repressive scope was demonstrated when Twitter was blocked on 20 March and YouTube was blocked on 27 March.(Photos : AFP Photo / Johan MacDougall, Leon Neal – Pool / Getty Images) Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her RSF_en October 30, 2020 Find out more
Reporters Without Borders also participated in a news conference that was organized by the International Federation for Human Rights and the Vietnam Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, and was chaired by Dr. Vo Van Hai.On 5 February, Reporters Without Borders attended the Universal Periodic Review in order to hear the Vietnamese government respond to the concerns expressed by many states about bloggers who are detained or who are being threatened, and about the situation of freedom of expression and association. February 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Defending freedom of information in Vietnam at the UN VietnamAsia – Pacific News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Reporters Without Borders participated in a series of meetings and conferences on Vietnam on 3 and 4 February ahead of Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review (an examination of its human rights performance) by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.“Together with other groups, we evaluated the human rights situation in Vietnam, including freedom of expression and information, and shared our recommendations, which are, above all, the immediate and unconditional release of all detained bloggers, netizens and journalists and an end to censorship and online surveillance,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“In the light of the latest information available to us, we call on the Human Rights Council’s member states to respond to the constant violations of freedom of information and persecution of independent news providers, and to remind the Vietnamese government of the added obligations that accompany its election as a member of the Council.”Ismaïl added: “Urgent action is needed for the human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan, who began his sixth day on hunger strike today.”Accompanied by members of RWB’s Swiss section and RWB’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ismaïl also spoke at a conference held by the Viet Tan network on 4 February that was entitled “With Membership Comes Responsibility: Ensuring Human Rights in Vietnam.” Many Vietnam experts took part on the conference, which was organized with the support of COSUNAM, Lawyers for Lawyers and UN Watch.PEN International, Article 19, Media Legal Defence Initiative, Radio Free Asia and Human Rights for Vietnam PAC were among the organizations that participated in the joint evaluation of the Vietnamese government’s human rights policies since its last Universal Periodic Review in 2009.Citizen-journalist Tran Quang Thanh and human rights lawyer Ha Huy Son testified about the harassment and censorship of journalists, bloggers and civil society in its entirety. Pham Chi Dung, an influential blogger who was to have attended but was prevented from boarding his flight to Geneva at Ho Chi Minh City airport, nonetheless addressed the conference by means of a pre-recorded video. Help by sharing this information April 7, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Vietnam’s violations of freedom of information are of great concern to Reporters Without Borders, which for years has been drawing this issue to the public’s attention and has been monitoring developments in Vietnam, now the world’s second biggest prison for bloggers and netizens, after China.Reporters Without Borders has stepped up its campaigning on Vietnam in recent months:-> In response to the persecution of bloggers and netizens, RWB launched a petition last July for the release of 34 Vietnamese bloggers, which has so far been signed by 35,000 people. RWB tried unsuccessfully to hand the petition to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung when he visited France in September.-> In September, RWB released a report on Vietnam entitled “Programmed death of freedom of information.” It describes the absolute control that the party has exercised over the traditional media for decades, and calls for an urgent response from the international community to the escalating persecution of cyber-dissidents. It includes recommendations for the Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese media and international organizations.-> Finally, in December, RWB launched a fund-raising drive to enable Vietnamese bloggers and netizens to continue their fight for the right to provide freely reported and independent news and information. The funds raised will be used to buy ICT equipment and software. See GlobalGiving.Vietnam was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council last November despite being a constant violator of freedom of information and despite being ranked 172nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Follow the news on Vietnam to go further News VietnamAsia – Pacific April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts News News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang
CubaAmericas to go further October 15, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the condition of Mario Enrique Mayo Hernández (photo), a journalist who has been detained since March 2003 and is serving a 20-year prison sentence. His wife and mother have reported that he tried to commit suicide twice and is still determined to end his life. The health of fellow-journalists Alfredo Manuel Pulido López (held like Mayo since March 2003) and Oscar Mario González (who was arrested in July) is also very worrying. RSF_en Organisation New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 12, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cuba News News Reporters Without Borders today voiced deep concern about the condition of imprisoned journalist Mario Enrique Mayo Hernández after his wife and mother reported that he tried to commit suicide twice and is still determined to end his life. He has been detained since March 2003 and is serving a 20-year prison sentence.“Mayo cannot take any more, physically and mentally, nor can his family,” the press freedom organisation said. “Does death offer the only relief in Cuban prisons, as exiled journalist Raúl Rivero asked last week when fellow journalist Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona was on hunger strike? We call on the Cuban authorities to free Mayo and all of the other 22 imprisoned journalists at once.”After many hours of wait and uncertainty, Mayo’s wife and mother were able to see him in Kilo 7 prison in Camagüey for about 30 minutes on 12 October. His wife, Maidelin Guerra, told Reporters Without Borders that he very debilitated, both physically and psychologically, and is determined to take his life.“He has written ‘Innocent. Freedom’ in large letters on his body with razor or a nail or something else he found, on his stomach, arms and face,” Guerra said. “He told us he would continue to write these words on himself until there was no more room and then he would commit suicide. He kept repeating to us, ‘I shouldn’t be here. I’ve done nothing.’ He cannot stand it any more.”Guerra added that the prison officials are “paving the way” by already disclaiming any responsibility in the event of Mayo’s death in prison. She said he should be receiving treatment but she had no way of verifying it. Mayo tried to take his life twice already by hanging himself with sheets or wire.Guerra also told Reporters Without Borders that Alfredo Manuel Pulido López, another journalist held at Kilo 7 prison, is confined to his bed. He is suffering from acute depression and migraines for which he needs to undergo tests. Arrested in the black spring of 2003 like Mayo, he is serving a 14-year prison sentence.Meanwhile, Oscar Mario González, who was arrested on 22 July, was hospitalised on 11 October. His wife, Mirta Wong, explained that during her most recent visits, he was suffering from memory loss and had difficulty putting sentences together. González is awaiting trial on charges that carry a possible 20-year prison sentence. News May 6, 2020 Find out more News October 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayo Hernández tries to take his life, sees death as the only way out Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet
RSF_en News to go further Reports Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on September 2, 2020. Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP The winner of CNN’s African Journalist of the Year award in 2008, Chin’ono has been held since 3 November of charges of contempt of court and obstructing justice for tweeting that he had been told that the controversial president of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation, a powerful boss under former President Robert Mugabe, would be granted bail after being arrested during an attempt to smuggle 6 kilos of gold.Chin’ono will himself remain in a high security prison after being denied bail today. His lawyer, Doug Coltart, told RSF that the decision was clearly a “reprisal” and an attempt to silence someone who has been “at the forefront of the fight against corruption in Zimbabwe”. Coltart said he would appeal.“This journalist, who was already held for six weeks a few months ago and who is now having to sleep alongside some of the country’s most dangerous criminals, has absolutely no case to answer and is clearly the victim of an attempt to silence him,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “We firmly and unreservedly condemn the judicial harassment to which he is being subjected and we call for his unconditional release. His latest arrest speaks to the legacy of repression typical of the Mugabe era that the new authorities are proving slow to shake off.”Chin’ono spent a month and a half in prison on a charge of inciting an anti-government protest following arrest on 20 July. He was arrested just weeks after helping to expose a case of overbilling for medical supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in the health minister’s dismissal. He was finally released on bail in that case pending trial on 7 December.Despite the promises of change that accompanied the Mugabe’s fall in 2017, the press freedom situation is still very disturbing in Zimbabwe, which is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Zimbabwean judicial system’s persecution of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono after a Harare court refused to release him on bail today in connection with the tweet for which he was arrested nine days ago. News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 12, 2020 Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Follow the news on Zimbabwe September 1, 2020 Find out more August 5, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Letter about coronavirus-linked press freedom violations in Zimbabwe Receive email alerts News ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Organisation ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment November 27, 2020 Find out more
EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en September 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four newspaper editors sentenced to a year’s forced labour for libelling president and ruling party News A Cairo criminal court yesterday sentenced four newspaper editors to a year’s forced labour and the maximum possible fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (2,600 euros) for libel and “false information harming the country’s reputation and general interests.” Their conviction was the result of lawsuits brought last year by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP). “We are witnessing a crackdown on independent publications which had enjoyed a relative respite in recent years,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Once again, it is the same journalists, ones known for being critical of the government, that are being targeted.”The lawsuits were filed on 15 September 2006 by Ibrahim Rabe’a Abdel-Rasul, a lawyer and NDP member, against Ibrahim Issa of the weekly Al Dustour, Adel Hammouda of the weekly Al-Fagr, Wael Al-Abrashi of the independent newspaper Sawt Al-Umma and Abdel-Halim Qandil of the weekly Karama. The suits accused them of libelling President Hosni Mubarak, his son, Gamal (the party’s deputy secretary-general), the prime minister and the interior minister in articles published from July to September 2006.The charge of “insulting the president” was dismissed, but judge Sherif Ismael ruled that the four editors libelled the NDP and its leaders and “harmed the general interest by publishing false information” under articles 188, 302, 303 and 306 of the criminal code.The four editors will have to pay bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (1,300 euros) to avoid immediate imprisonment and they now have 10 days to file appeals. They were also sentenced to 10,000 Egyptians pounds for damage award.The Union of Egyptian Journalists described the sentences as a “declaration of war on press freedom” and demanded the repeal of all laws that allow journalists to be jailed. The press law adopted last year defines no fewer than 35 press offences that are punishable by imprisonment.It has become very hard for journalists to criticise President Mubarak and his inner circle at a time when the question of his succession is constantly being raised. Issa is currently also being prosecuted by a state security court under articles 102 (b) and 188 of the criminal code for “spreading false news about the president’s health likely to cause disturbances of the peace and harm the country’s reputation.” His trial is due to open on 1 October. Follow the news on Egypt Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News February 1, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa January 22, 2021 Find out more to go further Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more News
November 12, 2020 Find out more News July 1, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail term and radio station raid fuel concern in Zimbabwe ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government seems to be taking a tougher line with the media, raiding a community radio station and imposing a prison sentence on a journalist in the space of a week. The latest events follow weeks of gathering storm clouds for the media in Zimbabwe, a country that saw 22 media freedom violations in 2014 and whose president who is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom.”“The two latest developments have sounded a new alarm for media freedom, which is already very troubled in Zimbabwe,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“The authorities have reacted in a completely disproportionate manner to what these media outlets are alleged to have done. As the African Union’s current chair, Robert Mugabe should set an example of AU’s respect for its democratic obligations, including media freedom. This kind of harassment must stop.” November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports RSF_en News Follow the news on Zimbabwe Officers from police headquarters in the central city of Masvingo raided community radio station Wezhira on 29 June, two weeks after police questioned producer Wilson Mapoa for the third time on suspicion of broadcasting without a licence.Mapoa’s lawyer said the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe was already processing the station’s request for a licence and that the repeated interrogations were illegal inasmuch as the police should be putting their questions to the organization that owns the radio station, which they refused to do.Mapoa said the police had threatened to return, seize the radio station’s equipment and close it down. They also wanted to know where the station got the money to pay for the equipment.The raid came six days after freelance journalist Patrick Chitongo was sentenced to a total of 12 months in prison (four of them suspended) for publishing three issues of a newspaper called The Southern Mirror without a permit from the Zimbabwe Media Commission, thereby violating section 72 (1) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).Chitongo said the three issues were produced as examples to be submitted to the commission along with a permit application. He is appealing against his sentence and his lawyer has requested his release on bail. Meanwhile, he continues to be detained.Zimbabwe is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica Organisation News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail to go further Photo: AFP Receive email alerts September 1, 2020 Find out more
to go further December 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison administration lays complaint against a REN-TV journalist Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced on 21 May 2005 to nine years in prison for tax fraud. He began a hunger strike last August in solidarity with his former associate Platon Lebedev, who had been sentenced to solitary confinement. News agency Ria Novosti, which is close to the government, had put out a release quoting health bulletins on Khodorkovsky from doctors within the prison. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News REN-TV presenter Marianna Maximovskaya has had a complaint laid against her by the prison administration after she referred on air to jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s hunger strike in August.The former head of the oil giant Yukos has been in prison since 25 October 2003.“We are baffled by the desire of the Russian authorities to deny a fact that was widely covered by the national and international press”, said Reporters Without Borders.“One might wonder what the prison administration hopes to achieve by demanding a public retraction for something that it is alone in refusing to acknowledge.“This kind of harassment is unacceptable in a country like Russia, which is a member of the G8 and purports to be democratic”, it added. May 27, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Maximovskaya told Reporters Without Borders that she had no idea why the Federal Service for the Execution of punishments (FSIN) had last week lodged a complaint against her and demanded a retraction for something that happened more than three months ago.Le FSIN denies that the Russian billionaire went on hunger strike, arguing that no official sources of the federal service had acknowledged it.The radio Echo of Moscow, the daily Kommersant and the newspaper Izvestia all picked up the report but, strangely, only REN-TV has been taken to task by the prison administration. Maximovskaya does not know what penalty she is at risk of, only that she has to appear before a court in Moscow on 12 January 2006. REN-TV is 70% owned by private companies close to the government since it was taken over in July this year. News anchor Olga Romanova, was forced to resign on 5 December after being taken off air. Three managers, including head of news, Yelena Fedorova then resigned from the company.Reporters Without Borders is concerned at the tightening grip on Russian media and escalating incidents of censorship and harassment brought to bear on the last few journalists who still dare to challenge the official version of events. BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation
News January 26, 2021 – Updated on January 28, 2021 Myanmar’s military accuse two Rakhine State reporters of criminal libel News Journalists of Development Media Group, whose headquarters are based in Rakhine States’s capital Sittwe (right), are the target of a lawsuit brought by the military (photos: Thet Aung / AFP – DMG). to go further RSF_en May 26, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources InternetJudicial harassment “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw to bring a complaint before a criminal court when its representatives had every opportunity to give their version of events before the story’s publication,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This misuse of the defamation law is almost certainly designed solely to intimidate DMG’s journalists and all other reporters working in Rakhine State. Such harassment must stop.” Constant harassment Myanmar is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources InternetJudicial harassment Organisation News Ne Win San, an editor with the Development Media Group (DMG), a regional news agency based in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, and DMG reporter Ma Hnin Nwe are facing possible two-year prison sentences as a result of the lawsuit brought by the military under article 66(d) of Myanmar’s telecommunications law, which criminalizes defamation. A criminal defamation suit was brought last month against Aung Kyaw Min, a DMG reporter based in Maungdaw, a city in the far-north of the state near the Bangladeshi border, over an anodyne story about the state of a bridge. Like 220 other websites, the DMG site has been blocked since March 2020 for supposedly disseminating “fake news.” It is one of the sites that RSF has unblocked under its Collateral Freedom programme. The armed forces assume the right to dictate to any journalists trying to work in Rakhine State – a region from which nearly a million Rohingyas have fled in recent years and where the rebel Arakan Army is fighting for autonomy – and they have repeatedly harassed the DMG. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture DMG editor-in-chief Aung Marm Oo went into hiding shortly after the interior ministry issued a warrant for his arrest in May 2019 under the law on illegal association. He has remained in hiding ever since for fear of arrest. Follow the news on Myanmar Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information The military are suing over a story published on 10 January about the disappearance of rice supplies from a remote village outside Kyauktaw, a town in the north of the state, in which reporter Ma Hnin Nwe quoted villagers as saying around six soldiers stole the rice. He asked local Tatmadaw officers to comment on these claims at the time, but they refused. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the criminal libel suit that Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, have brought against two journalists over a story about the disappearance of rice from a village in a remote part of western Rakhine State, although the military had every chance to give their version before the story was published. News May 12, 2021 Find out more
HondurasAmericas “Moreover, independently of the issue of the journalist’s guilt, we remind you that sentencing a journalist to prison for slander is an excessive penalty that damages free expression”. Suspension of the sentence for five years and loss of some civil rights constituted “a disproportionate sentence,” he said.Reporters Without Borders added that it hoped the Supreme Court, to which they journalist intended to appeal, would quash the verdict.The organisation also recalled that in a text adopted in January 2000, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion clearly said that “imprisonment as a sentence for the peaceful expression of an opinion constitutes a serious threat to human rights”.Elsewhere Article 10 of the Declaration of Principles on freedom of expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights clearly stated that “The protection of a person’s reputation should only be guaranteed through civil sanctions in those cases in which the person offended is a public official”.The court, made up of judges Félix Avila, Thelma Cantarero and Enilda Geraldina Mejía, found the journalist guilty of slander on 4 February and delayed sentencing until 18 February.Álvarez was also ordered to pay the costs of the hearing and have certain civil rights suspended, including the right to vote, administration of property, taking on a public function and parental rights or authority.Álvarez said he would take an appeal before the Supreme Court. His lawyer stressed that the charge against him contained statements attributed to the journalist that were not those made during the broadcast.Following the 4 February verdict, the journalist had also said he intended to make a complaint over “threats” by Eduardo Sarmineto and his lawyer, Antonio Ocampo Santos.During the trial, Ocampo Santos, called on the judges not to force his client to cleanse the stain on his honour “with blood” if the journalist was acquitted. Follow the news on Honduras Organisation Reports Receive email alerts News News May 13, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information HondurasAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies February 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders protests against TV journalist’s jail sentence RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” A jail sentence handed down by a Tegucigalpa court against Renato Álvarez, the presenter of the television broadcast “Frente a Frente”, was a serious violation of press freedom, according to international standards. Reporters Without Borders called on the president of the Supreme Court to quash the sentence. to go further News Television presenter Renato Álvarez, was given a two-years and eight months prison sentence, suspended for five years, and deprived of some civil rights by a court in Tegucigalpa.He had been found guilty of slander at a previous hearing of the same court on 4 February.Reporters Without Borders protested against the 18 February sentencing saying, “it is unthinkable that Renato Alvarez has been condemned simply for asking a question of a minister.”Álvarez has questioned Security minister Oscar Alvarez live on 23 June 2003 on his programme “Frente a Frente” on Corporación televicentro about accusations against around 30 figures, whose names were on a list he received shortly before the broadcast started.The journalist read out the names, including those of Congressman Eduardo Sarmiento and lawyer Rossel Barralaga, both suspected of links to drug trafficking, according to the list.Secretary General of the international press freedom organisation Robert Ménard said in a letter to the president of the Supreme Court Vilma Cecilia Morales Montalván that the verdict was “all the more disturbing since in January another court hearing a similar case against Alvarez had acquitted him.” RSF_en
News RSF calls for release of Guinean journalist held for insulting president GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Follow the news on Guinea Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists News A reporter for state-owned radio and TV broadcaster RTG, Diallo was finally freed after a court in the capital Conakry today fined him 5 million Guinean francs (420 euros) for “insulting the Head of State,” the charge on which he had just spent 81 days in detention. He was convicted for comments about the president and ethnic violence in Guinea that he made on privately-owned Radio Lynx FM on 27 February.Detained ever since his arrest that very same day although Guinea abolished prison sentences for press offences in 2010, Diallo continued to be held even after a hearing on 13 April when the fine of 5 million Guinean francs was the only punishment requested by the prosecution.As Diallo was in poor health, he was transferred from prison to the rheumatology section of Conakry’s Ignace Deen Hospital on 2 March, but the conditions in which he was held in the hospital were very harsh, as RSF confirmed when it visited him there during a visit to Guinea in April. He was returned to prison on 26 April, two days before the date set for his trial, which was postponed because Guinea’s lawyers were on strike.“It is with relief that we welcome the end of this journalist’s imprisonment, which should never occurred in the first place because Guinean legislation has abolished prison sentences for press offences,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “Amadou Diouldé Diallo was detained arbitrarily for more than 80 days for nothing more than an appearance in a radio programme. It is high time that the press law adopted in 2010 is finally respected, and that the authorities stop imprisoning journalists just for doing their job.”Diallo’s release comes after a series of action on his behalf by RSF. During a visit to Conakry, RSF met with information and communication minister Amara Somparé on 8 April and called for Diallo’s immediate release. A memo with RSF’s recommendations on how to improve press freedom in Guinea was also given to the minister.The same week, RSF and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) issued a joint call for Diallo’s immediate release and for the Guinean authorities to respect the country’s law decriminalising press offences.In Guinea, journalists are often taken into police custody or jailed in connection with their work. On 4 February, the sports journalist Ibrahima Sadio Bah was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 500,000 Guinean francs (40 euros) on a charge of defaming the head of the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT), Mamadou Antonio Souaré. After more than three months in prison, Bah was finally freed on 11 May following a series of campaign actions on his behalf.Guinea has fallen 24 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since 2013 and is now ranked 110th out of 180 countries. RTG journalist Amadou Diouldé Diallo, released after three months of arbitrary detention. Help by sharing this information May 19, 2021 Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months April 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes Guinean journalist Amadou Diouldé Diallo’s release today after nearly three months in prison on a charge of insulting President Alpha Condé although Guinea has decriminalised press offences. The Guinean authorities must stop detaining journalists arbitrarily, RSF said. GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News April 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says RSF_en News March 17, 2021 Find out more
Receive email alerts Follow the news on Serbia Organisation News to go further Reporters Without Borders today condemned local authorities in the region of the southern city of Novi Pazar for drawing up a blacklist of undesirable journalists ahead of press conferences.Enes Halilovic, local correspondent for the news agency FONET and the newspaper Blic, was banned from a press conference given by the EU and Swiss ambassadors on 25 September. The authorities said he had been excluded because he gave “too negative a view of the city of Novi Pazar”.The same journalist has also been denied entry to the city hall. He was strongly advised by the mayor’s personal bodyguard to apologise for his critical articles.“Whether the authorities in Novi Pazar like it or not, political leaders are not authorised to decide who has access to information which they make public and who has not,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Both ambassadors, who were made aware of the situation, expressed support for Enes Halilovic by refusing to take part in the press conference, judging it unacceptable for the restrictions to be placed on journalists and on press freedom in general.“We urge the authorities in Novi Pazar to review the basis on which journalists are allowed into press events so that the freedom to inform the public and plurality of opinions are respected,” the organisation said.It had discovered the case was far from an isolated one. Similar action has been taken against several journalists in the region and Reporters Without Borders obtained information that the authorities were drawing up a blacklist of journalists ahead of each press conference. SerbiaEurope – Central Asia June 29, 2020 Find out more Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? July 2, 2020 Find out more News September 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Protest over banning of journalists from press conferences Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says SerbiaEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage News
Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists April 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Ibrahim Zoro released after 23 days in prison Organisation ———————–11.04.07 – Kurdish cyber-dissident held in secret for nearly a weekReporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of arrested human rights activist Ibrahim Zoro, who regularly posts material on foreign-based opposition websites. It noted that two other people were in prison in Syria for posting similar material. It said the state security service, whose agents arrested Zoro on 5 April in Damascus, were “as always, acting quite illegally” and his family had not been told why he was picked up or where he was being held. “It is more like a kidnapping than an arrest,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Zoro, who belongs to Syria’s Kurdish minority, was helping to organise a seminar called “The Philosophy of Lies.” He has posted many articles in Arabic on websites such as the blog Tharway and Mengos.Zoro, 47, has already spent seven years in prison, from 1987 to 1994, for belonging to the Syrian Communist Party. He is a member of the Committee for the Defence of Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights in Syria.Journalist Muhened Abdulrahman and writer Habib Saleh are also in prison in Syria for posting material online. Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders : www.rsfblog.org News Reporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of arrested human rights activist Ibrahim Zoro, who regularly posts material on foreign-based opposition websites. It noted that two other people were in prison in Syria for posting similar material. Human rights activist Ibrahim Zoro, who was arrested in Damascus on 5 April, was released on 28 April. He was held on an accusation of trying to organise an unauthorised seminar entitled “The philosophy of lying” and has posted numerous pro-democracy articles online. He was held at Firaa Filestin prison in Damascus.Journalist Muhened Abdulrahman and writer Habib Saleh are still in prison in Syria in connection with articles posted online. RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Syria March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News to go further
News February 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Discriminatory use of official advertising in Kashmir April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific to go further March 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information The English-language private daily Kashmir Observer, published in Srinagar (north-west India), has been experiencing serious financial difficulties ever since the Jammu and Kashmir state government decided to stop purchasing advertising space in the publication’s pages.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is concerned about the consequences of the new provincial government’s discriminatory policies, which could have grave long-term implications for the pluralism of information in the Kashmir region. The organisation has asked Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister, to distribute official advertising among the media of the province in an equitable manner free of political criteria.At the end of January 2003, the provincial government stopped buying advertising space in the Kashmir Observer newspaper. Some officials confirmed to the newspaper’s editorial staff that the paper had been crossed off the list of media entitled to these contracts. In an editorial dated 15 January 2003, Sajjad Haider, editor and publisher of the Kashmir Observer, had already objected to the provincial government’s attitude toward his newspaper and their delayed payments for official publicity. “This reluctance to pay advertising invoices is a subtle and insidious form of coercion. The government needs to be reminded that newspapers here are working solely to protect public interest,” he wrote. Sajjad Haider is the son-in-law of Molvi Abbas Ansari, one of the leaders of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (a separatist alliance). This family tie could well be the motive behind this boycott. The newspaper has also been suspected of illegally holding funds from abroad that are being used to aid the separatist movement.As a result of the conflict that has been tearing Kashmir apart since 1990, the largest companies have been leaving the province, thus depriving the media of advertising income. Official advertising and announcements therefore represent the main source of financing for Indian dailies like the Kashmir Observer. IndiaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on India News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Receive email alerts RSF_en February 23, 2021 Find out more Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting
Make a comment 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Margaret MgrublianPasadena Community Foundation (PCF) today announced its newest board member, Margaret Mgrublian, a well-known community volunteer. Following her lengthy career in the electronics industry as International Sales Executive for Accele Electronics, Margaret has dedicated her time and resources to helping a variety of causes close to her heart including: Motherâ€™s Club, AIDS Service Center, Cancer Support Community, Haven House and St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church. While working full-time, Margaret served as a volunteer Sunday School teacher for 22 years and was on the staff of the Western Diocese Summer Camp for ten years.Ms. Mgrublian has also been active in many professional capacities. She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Pasadena Womenâ€™s Civic League, and serves on the Southern California Regional Council of the Armenian Assembly of America and on the board of the Armenian International Womenâ€™s Association. She is a past president of the Westridge School Parent Association and a former chair of its Summer Opportunities Fair.â€œIn my opinion, Pasadena Community Foundation is about building our community with compassion while embracing its ethnic and socio economic diversity,â€ states Ms. Mgrublian. â€œIâ€™m grateful for the opportunity to serve on this board and to help usher in the next 60 years of PCFâ€™s extraordinary philanthropic work.â€â€œMargaretâ€™s addition to our board brings with it a wealth of passion and inspiration in helping local charities,â€ states Jennifer DeVoll, executive director of Pasadena Community Foundation. â€œAs we look forward to the future, we want to ensure that we reach all of the voices that need to be heard. Iâ€™m confident Margaretâ€™s connections to the Pasadena community will be a valuable asset in accomplishing this goal.â€Margaret and her husband, David Mgrublian, are longtime residents of Pasadena. They have two daughters: Kathryn, a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, who works in San Francisco for Fleishman-Hillard, and Madlyn, a senior at Williams College.In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Pasadena Community Foundation will be hosting a gala celebration, October 5th at 6 p.m., at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. For more information on the Pasadena Community Foundation, please visit: www.pasadenacf.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena COVER: Right Margaret Mgrublian Joins Pasadena Community Foundation Board Published on Friday, May 3, 2013 | 2:04 pm Community News Top of the News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff
Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Public Safety Committee to Interview Seven Community Organization Candidates for Police Oversight Commission Next Week By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 7:54 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News [UPDATED] The Public Safety Committee on Wednesday selected six applicants from the community based applications to come back for interviews next week.Patrice Marshall McKenzie, Mikala Rahn, Juliana Serrano, Florence Annang, Shoghig Yeprmian, Kenneth Rotter and Alexis Abernathy will make short presentations to the Public Safety Committee publicly sometime next week.All of the candidates except Rotter are women.McKenzie, Abernathy and Annang are African American.Serrano is Latina, and Rahn and Rotter are white.The City Council is seeking to establish a commission that is 50 percent women.After presentations next week, three candidates will be recommended to the City Council although the PSC could decide to send more.“This is a matter of tremendous importance. This is the real first step in the appointment process,” said Mayor Victor Gordo.Originally the committee was scheduled to make selections based on the applications and send the candidates to the City Council, but Tyron Hampton asked for interviews with the nominations before they were sent to council.Mayor Gordo and Councilmember Steve Madison agreed with the idea.“We are looking for fairness and people with a willingness to look at all sides of the issue,” Gordo said. “I think it’s fair to ask questions of the candidates and get a response.”Local residents have called for citizen oversight of the police department since the early 1990s. After the commission is in place, Pasadena will have more oversight and advisory bodies related to its Police Department than most other departments –members of local community organizations for the city’s Police Oversight Commission.City Clerk Mark Jomsky’s office received 31 letters and four public speaker cards.Marshall McKenzie and Serrano received the majority of the support from that correspondence.The City Council approved the commission, along with an auditor in October after voting down an alternate version that would have granted the commission subpoena power.The council moved to provide more civilian oversight in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, as well as a number of officer-involved deaths in Pasadena over the past several years.Following Floyd’s death, cities around the country, including Pasadena, erupted in highly emotional protests, marches, and occasional acts of violence.Chauvin, who was fired following the incident, is presently on trial for Floyd’s murder.The purpose of the commission, according to the city’s website, “is to enhance, develop, and strengthen community-police relations, and review and make recommendations regarding the ongoing operations of the police department to the chief of police, city manager, and/or city council.” Top of the News Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty
Email NewsLocal NewsLower ramps blamed for return to speedingBy admin – November 14, 2011 602 Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Previous articleCalling all Limerick school fashionistasNext articleSouth Court Hotel takes lead from top chef admin Twitter WhatsApp Print Motorists reverted back to speeding when height of ramps was reversedCURRENTLY back on the agenda in City Hall is the issue of road ramps.Some years ago hardly a week went by without councillors calling for the installation of ramps to prevent motorists speeding through housing estates in their areas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Now, the southside councillor, Ger Fahy is concerned that the ramps being used are not up to the job.“I remember when there were rat runs in Janesboro and the people there and especially children were at risk of being knocked down by cars travelling at speed.“When ramps were installed, however, it was no time before complaints were being received from motorists claiming that the height of the ramps was responsible for damaging their cars.“Then it was decided that the ramps were too high and would have to be lowered and guess what happened – motorists reverted back to speeding – they can do so safely over the ramps, so the effective work has been nullified.”Road Traffic engineer with the city council, Rory McDermott told the meeting that the Department of Transport had ordered that the steeper ramps be removed.“I can only work to the current regulations,” he told Cllr Fahy.Emphasising the importance of traffic regulation, Cllr Tom Shortt said that effective traffic calming measures are vital.“For instance, Athlunkard Bridge is very dangerous for cyclists, where you have trucks overtaking cyclists on a very narrow area.Cllr Kathleen Leddin also voiced concern for the safety of cyclists on the flyover.Agreeing that there are difficulties, Mr McDermott said this is regrettable as the council is keen to encourage more cyclists on to the roads.“However the National Roads Authority is reverting to the British system, where, as the road becomes more dangerous, the line gets longer.“As for concerns of safety for cyclists on Athlunkard Bridge, I can assure you that we are dealing with this problem.
Advertisement Linkedin Print NewsBreaking newsBusinessIvan’s workers will get entitlementsBy admin – January 22, 2014 810 Facebook Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE closure of one of Limerick’s best known family businesses’, was the saddest day in the life of Ivan Cremins, but as workers stage a sit-in at the store, he has assured them that they will receive their entitlements.Ivan’s shop ceased trading on Sunday January 19 after 38 years in business.In a statement issued this evening, Mr Cremins, Founder and Managing Director of the business, said that he and his family “are devastated by the sad turn of events”.He went on to explain that “whilst trading conditions had been extremely difficult for some time, that the pressures that necessitated eventual closure last Sunday were sudden and unplanned”.The Cremins family particularly regretted the shock and inconvenience that this had caused to the staff at Ivan’s, many of whom had long years of service.“They can be assured, and have been assured, that they will receive all their entitlements and the necessary arrangements are being made to put this in place” according to Me Cremins.The business was among the largest independent private sector employers on the North side of Limerick city.For many years, Ivan’s was also one of Irelands leading, family owned, destination food stores and delicatessen.However, the business environment changed considerably over recent years with: the opening of three major supermarkets each within 500 yards of Ivan’s; the development of the Limerick ring road which by-passed Caherdavin; an aging population in its immediate catchment area; the repeal of the law banning below cost selling and finally the worst economic downturn that the country has seen.In the midst of all this numerous efforts were made to recalibrate the business to match the new environment. Unfortunately, this was not sufficient to ensure its survival.“Ivan’s of Caherdavin was, for 38 years, a family owned business and its staff and customers were part of that extended family” said Ivan Cremins who went on to thank all their loyal customers of different generations, as well as their staff and suppliers who had worked with them and supported them over those years.He concluded by saying that “Sunday January 19 was the saddest day of my life”.The Directors are in discussions with their bankers to establish the most appropriate way to bring an orderly conclusion to the affairs of the company. Twitter Previous articleCommunities and old people left abandonedNext articleShortt mounts challenge for seat on City of Culture Board admin WhatsApp Email
Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Facebook Twitter Print Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Previous articleAttacks on Limerick firefighters lower than national averageNext articleUL graduates score high in employment stakes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Hannah Quinn MulliganCOUNTY Limerick woman Hannah Quinn Mulligan has landed her dream job with ‘the Beeb’.Twenty four-year-old Hannah has beaten off stiff competition to work as a trainee producer with the BBC. A graduate of Crescent Comprehensive, Trinity College and UL, she was the only applicant from the Republic of Ireland to be shortlisted for interview from a pool of 4,500 applicants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hannah recently completed ‘Leading LYTs’, a youth initiative programme that aims to equip young adults with the skills required to become County Limerick Youth Theatre facilitators and says this gave her the experience to secure the much sought after position.“Without the experience I gained as a facilitator, I would not have had anything to recommend me in these interviews and my dream job would still just be a dream,” a thrilled Hannah commented.“This journey started last year in Lough Gur with a training programme that enabled me to find work as a facilitator and short film director in my home county of Limerick. It was this work that I spoke about during the interview process with the BBC,” she explained.The LYT youth initiative programme encourage young people to discover their own competence and skills through non-formal learning. According to course facilitator Fiona Quinn, it also helps them to both recognise and enhance these skills in the wider community.“Young people learn so much through non-formal learning, that they seldom realise what they’ve learnt,” said Ms Quinn.‘Leading LYTs’ were also involved in a European Integration Fund project which helps newly arrived migrants from outside the EU to integrate well into Irish Society. Participants used youth theatre as a vehicle for getting young people to discuss similarities and differences in a safe place where their ideas could be explored through drama. NewsLocal NewsLimerick girl Hannah’s dream job with the BBCBy Alan Jacques – August 29, 2014 1478 TAGSBBCHannah Quinn MulliganLeading LYTslimerick WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsMungret masterplanBy Alan Jacques – March 21, 2015 692 WhatsApp TAGSCllr Joe LeddinLabour PartylimerickMungret Print Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cllr Joe LeddinLABOUR Party councillor Joe Leddin insists that the draft Mungret masterplan currently being prepared by Limerick City and County Council’s Economic and Planning Department must include a site to facilitate the provision of a new secondary school in Mungret. “The 200-acre site purchased by the Council last year offers significant opportunities for the development of an education campus incorporating Montessori, Primary and Secondary schools. However the Council must now indicate through the masterplan the provision of a suitable site to provide for the building of a new secondary school adjacent to the planned primary schools,” he added. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleMonument for city’s unknown deadNext articleCCTV call Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”
Facebook Previous articleGrow helping break down the stigma surrounding mental healthNext articleWatch: Limerick shines a light on the Shannon Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Advertisement Email TAGSbusinessCastletroyLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elegant property in Monaleen #LimerickPostProperty Linkedin Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up BusinessNewsPoliticsEdwards Lifesciences facility “terrific achievement for Limerick City”By Staff Reporter – October 9, 2018 4824 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic WhatsApp Senator Kieran O’DonnellCASTLETROY-based Limerick Senator, Kieran O’Donnell, has welcomed the announcement of 600 new jobs for the area, in what he describes as a “terrific achievement for Limerick City and Castletroy”. US Company, Edwards Lifesciences, has selected the National Technological Park, Castletroy as the location for its new purpose-built €80 million permanent manufacturing facility which will employ 600 people. Senator O’Donnell said, “I am delighted with the fantastic announcement by Global leading US medical heart technology company, Edwards Lifesciences that they have selected the National Technological Park in Castletroy to locate their new purpose built, state of the art manufacturing facility which will employ a very impressive 600 people by 2021. “As part of the local Community, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Edward Lifesciences management to Castletroy and wish them every success with this very ambitious and exciting investment here. “This is a terrific achievement for Limerick City and Castletroy especially with the announcement that construction on the site will begin early in the new year, with the plant to become fully operational by 2021.“An investment of this magnitude, in terms of both capital and job creation is a serious statement of confidence by Edward Lifesciences in what Brand Limerick has to offer as a strategic business location. “Indeed I was not surprised that one of the reasons Edward Lifesciences chose to build their permanent manufacturing plant in Castletroy was the wealth of experience and talented workforce available here in the medical technology area. “In Castletroy, we already have a significant cluster of leading medical technology companies. Nearby UL along with LIT and MIC provides top quality graduates. “Furthermore, the building of this new 170,000 square feet (approx.15,700 square meters) purpose-built state of the art manufacturing facility by Edwards Lifesciences will provide a large and welcome construction jobs boost during the building phase up to 2021. “I wish to complement the IDA for their work on this project for Limerick. “Brand Limerick City can stand tall as a premier location for business. This terrific announcement by Edward Lifesciences for Castletroy is a further public endorsement of our strong brand here,” Senator O’Donnell said. The plant will manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies. The 600 jobs will be created in roles ranging from leadership opportunities, planning, quality control, assembly, engineering and finance. Edwards Lifesciences plans to build this new 170,000 square feet (approx.15,700 square meters) state of the art purpose-built manufacturing facility on a brownfield site in the National Technological Park, Castletroy by 2021. Over 60 people are expected to be employed at Edwards Lifesciences’ initial site in the Shannon Free Zone, which opened last August. People can find out about Job opportunities at the interim location in Shannon and permanent location at Castletroy by checking out and submitting applications at www.edwards.com/irelandjobs. Limerick on Covid watch list
Twitter NewsCrime & Court€8500 worth of drugs seized in RaheenBy Staff Reporter – March 7, 2019 4811 TAGSCrimedrugs seizureLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick on Covid watch list Email Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleLaura Duff new EP launchNext articleTusla failing children in foster care Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in his 50s in relation to the seizure of €8,5000 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb following a search at a house in Raheen, Co Limerick on the 6th March 2019.Shortly after 8am, Gardaí from the Detective Unit in Roxboro Road, assisted by the Regional Support Unit, carried out a search at a house in the Raheen area. During the course of the search Gardaí seized €8,300 worth of cocaine, €200 worth of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station where he detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. He has since been charged and is due to appear before Limerick City District Court this morning at 10.30am. Facebook WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?
Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print LimerickNewsNCBI open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – November 8, 2019 664 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Post Show | November 8th 2019Next articleLimerick Jersey for New York Hurling Classic released Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGScharitychildrenfashionKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowNCBI Facebook Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick Store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.The National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop on William Street, Limerick.The store will be selling pre-loved clothes, buggies, cots and toys that are in good condition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are also looking for donations of such items that they can then sell on in the shop and raise funds for the charity.Karen Meagher, Area Manager South West said “We are delighted to open a shop specifically to meet the needs of children. By supporting our NCBI shops, customers not only generate funds for our services including those dedicated to children and young people with sight loss but also our drive to support the environment through the re-use and recycling of fashion and furniture. With the run up to Christmas this shop couldn’t be opening at a better time.“We hope the NCBI store will become a cornerstone of the community as it has in so many other communities across the country. We are heartened to see the ongoing growth of our stores which in turn enable us to offer a suite of services to those who are blind or visually impaired.” she added.NCBI is the national sight loss organisation, working for people with sight loss.They provide practical and emotional support, rehabilitation services and other training designed to help people with sight loss to live independently and confidently. Linkedin
NewsLimerick Native Costelloe Signs for Burnley AcademyBy Adrian Finnin – February 2, 2021 136 Best wishes to Dara Costelloe, who has today signed with Burnley’s academy side.Dara joined our under-15 side in 2017, and he made his first team debut as a 15-year-old against Finn Harps in 2018.Dara continued to play first team and under-19 football with the club in 2019. https://t.co/8iGLDcsAnW pic.twitter.com/Nc8tqG9J5W— Galway United (@GalwayUnitedFC) February 1, 2021 Costelloe became Galway United’s youngest ever player when he made his senior debut against Finn Harps in September 2018 as a 15 year-old at Finn Park. The left-footed winger signed for the Clarets tonight on a deal until June 2022.The former Galway man has been part of former Aston Villa midfielder Steve Stone’s U-23 side as well as the U-18’s setup and featured in a 2-0 win over Newcastle U-23’s today.The post Limerick Native Costelloe Signs for Burnley Academy appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement FORMER Aisling Annacotty underage player Dara Costelloe has made a big move to English Premier League side Burnley FC this evening.He has signed for the club’s academy following a successful trial.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Costelloe’s former club Galway United announced the news on their official Twitter page this evening. Previous articleGardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challengeNext articleLive Venue Collective Report – Over 2000 people hired, 405 live shows hosted, and 416,000 audience members engaged Adrian Finnin Print Email
Grace Kathleen Henry Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Home Local News IMA to host annual symposium Pinterest Local News IMA to host annual symposium ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook Previous articleTwo arrested following Snap chat threatNext articleChurch and altar dedication admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – January 12, 2018 Interdenominational Ministers Alliance of Midland has scheduled the seventh annual Community Education Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 410 S. Calhoun St., Midland.There will be a variety of presentations from community professionals and experts. Guest speakers include Orlando Riddick, Roy Nelson, Angela Joiner, John Love and Gavan Norris.Admission is free. Lunch provided. Call 432-978-8734. Twitter Fruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay