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first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rapidísimas Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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SotoPosted Aug 1, 2013 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME El viaje del papa Francisco a Brasil fue un triunfo en todo sentido, según observadores y medios de prensa. Su fama de sencillo y sincero fue demostrada más de una vez cuando se reunió con los habitantes de una favela o cuando habló con los jóvenes que vinieron a verlo. “Nos llevamos una inspiración espiritual que durará largo tiempo entre nosotros”, dijo un grupo brasileño. Para muchos era la primera vez que hablaban y expresaban sus pensamientos.  Quizás uno de sus mejores momentos fue cuando “exhortó a los jóvenes católicos a que salgan a las trincheras espirituales y sacudan una iglesia doctrinaria, anquilosada, que pierde fieles y relevancia”. Francisco recibió una gran ovación cuando dijo: “Tenemos que reformar no sólo una burocracia vaticana que no funciona sino la iglesia misma, usando su propia persona y su historia personal como modelos”. Como era de esperarse no todos estuvieron de acuerdo. Los sectores más conservadores ven con duda los cambios que se están operando.Una encuesta realizada por la agencia noticiosa Associated Press revela que en Estados Unidos cuatro de cada cinco adultos han estado desempleados cerca de la pobreza o dependiendo de la asistencia pública. En tiempos recientes ha habido un creciente deterioro de la seguridad económica del país haciendo que el “sueño americano” sea cada vez más difícil de alcanzar. Economistas piensan que la ausencia de empleos industriales bien pagados, es en parte responsable de la presente situación. Se considera que 46 millones de personas, o 15% de la población vive en la pobreza.En un discurso televisado en cadena nacional el presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro dijo que hay dirigentes oficialistas que “reciben billetes de la burguesía” para generar divisiones en las próximas elecciones municipales de diciembre. Por otra parte el gobierno encuentra una difícil situación con la decisión del presidente de la Asamblea Nacional de despojar a un diputado oposicionista de su inmunidad parlamentaria por un presunto caso de corrupción. El embajador Diego Arraria que fue presidente del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas, opina que para volver a la democracia en Venezuela los militares tienen que intervenir.La Catedral Nacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Washington fue  objeto de vandalismo cuando uno o más desconocidos regaron pintura verde alrededor del  púlpito y la Capilla de Belén. Varios edificios oficiales fueron objeto del mismo delito. Aunque la catedral es propiedad de la Iglesia Episcopal se considera “casa de oración para todo el pueblo” y es usada en grandes eventos como funerales y tragedias nacionales. Esta es la primera vez que la catedral es objeto de delito como éste. La policía arrestó a Jiamei Tiam, 58,  como sospechosa.Guillermo Álvarez Guedes, humorista cubano que mantuvo su popularidad por más de 50 años en América Latina falleció el 30 de julio en su hogar de Miami. Tenía 85 años. Sus presentaciones en teatro, radio y televisión tuvieron siempre amplia acogida. En la vida real era un verdadero amigo que ayudaba secretamente a los que estuvieran en necesidad. Álvarez Guedes solía hacer chistes relacionados con Cuba, pero admitió en una entrevista que pensar en la isla también le daba mucha tristeza. Nunca regresó a su país.Un millar de mujeres, organizadas en la Red de Trabajadoras Sexuales, decidieron abrir una oficina en Managua desde la cual demandarán el respeto a sus derechos, sobre todo cuando sean objeto de agresiones por parte de clientes y de la policía.”La idea de abrir la oficina, es avanzar más en los pasos que hemos dado para que se nos respete como un trabajador más, porque hemos venido sufriendo violencia por ser mujeres y más por ser trabajadoras sexuales”, dijo María Dávila coordinadora del grupo. La jefa de la policía, comisionada Aminta Granera, que fue monja y guerrillera sandinista en su juventud, admitió que varios oficiales habían caído en el irrespeto hacia las trabajadoras sexuales y pidió disculpas por ello. “Fue un gran paso de parte de ella”, reconoció Dávila.El Sínodo General de la Iglesia de Inglaterra reunido recientemente en York continuó el debate sobre la ordenación de mujeres al episcopado. Se nombró un comité especial que preparará un borrador para el próximo sínodo de noviembre. Observadores opinan que será aprobado.Honduras se ha convertido en uno de los países más violentos de América Latina. Recientemente cientos de personas participaron en Tegucigalpa de una marcha “por la paz, el respeto a la ley y la no violencia”. El número de asesinatos ha disminuido ligeramente, dicen fuentes oficiales.ORACIÓN: “Señor, haz de mí un instrumento de tu paz”. San Francisco de Asís, (1181-1226). 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Jim Hamilton and David Paice shown red cards after being sin-binned

first_imgTuesday May 8, 2012 Jim Hamilton and David Paice shown red cards after being sin-binned Jim Hamilton and David Paice are set to face a disciplinary hearing following the brawl they sparked at the Madjeski Stadium on Saturday. Both players were shown yellow cards, resumed fighting, then were sent off with reds cards. Having come to blows and exchanged a few quick shots, both players were sin-binned by referee Dave Pearson, but when walking off had another go after it looked like Paice got too verbal.A massive brawl ensued, with blows flying freely and a few players probably lucky to have not been cited. Hamilton and Paice were called back and red carded, and will appear in front of a Rugby Football Union disciplinary committee on Thursday this week.“Jim Hamilton was the instigator and then when they were both yellow carded Hamilton has punched David Paice twice in the head and split him open and he has a dozen stitches in his forehead, and the all-in started from there,” said London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith.“Hamilton has got a lot to answer for – it’s not the 1970s. It was a blight on the game. He is a Test player but I would be surprised if he plays any Test footy this summer because it was a disgrace,” he added, referring to Scotland’s upcoming tour of Australia, Fiji, and Samoa.Hooker Paice on the other hand, capped twice by England and having played regularly with the Saxons, may have ruined his chances of selection for England’s tour of South Africa.London Irish scored six tries and won the game 52-18, after having led 34-11 at half time.Check out the Related Posts below the video for a selection of mass brawls, and tell us, if you were making the decisions on Thursday, what suspensions would you hand out? Update – 10 May 2012: Both players have been suspended for 7 weeks eachADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Valkenberg Estate / Ard de Vries Architecten

first_imgPhotographs:  Kim Zwarts Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Enschede, The Netherlands The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873784/valkenberg-estate-ard-de-vries-architecten Clipboard Valkenberg Estate / Ard de Vries Architecten “COPY” Houses Contractor: Manufacturers: De Veluwe beton, Timber factory Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Ard de Vries Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Year:  2016 Photographs Constructor: Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Kim Zwarts+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873784/valkenberg-estate-ard-de-vries-architecten Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArd de Vries ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnschedeThe NetherlandsPublished on June 19, 2017Cite: “Valkenberg Estate / Ard de Vries Architecten” 19 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?诗在哪里?远方在荷兰 / Ard de Vries Architecten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Saterslo bouw bv / Saasveld Ard de Vries City:EnschedeCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kim ZwartsLocationIn the valley between the mountains of Oldenzaal and Bentheim, the river ‘de Dinkel’ is flowing northwards for already thousands and thousands of years. This region is known for its sandstone tradition. The estate is located amidst one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Netherlands.Save this picture!Site PlanThe house is part of the estate Valkenberg and therefore takes a position in the tradition of heirs and estates in Twente. The house absorbs the length, the views and the seclusion –recognizable characteristics of the bocage – in itself. The size of the rooms, the light, the use of materials and the orientation ensure that the prospect of the bocage is constantly changing when moving through the house.Save this picture!© Kim ZwartsThe length of the entrance is communicating with the existing hedgerows. The new sheltered environment of the bocage is to experience in the open, central kitchen. The panorama of the ash is to celebrate in the privacy of the living room. The landscape is appearing in the villa in multiple guises.Save this picture!© Kim ZwartsDaily SpaceThe client had a dairy farm. The family had lived in this place for ages. The whole landscape is a result of their daily history. We have tried to make the landscape the origin of the house. In this way their everyday rituals that take place outside can pass directly into the family rituals that take place inside the house.Save this picture!© Kim ZwartsWe have done this by creating spaces that ensure that the perspective is constantly changing because of their seize, illumination, function, materials and orientation.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanThe architecture has to receive the resident. The home has to enable him to experience the space and to live his everyday live here. It should not constantly ‘talk’ with him.Save this picture!© Kim ZwartsMade of Local MaterialsWe find it very important that the materials – if possible – come from naturally grown, raw materials. Prior to the design, the family bought some sandstones of an old, demolished house. This had to be the basis for their home.The beautiful barns near Dinkelland are made from untreated oak, a material that can be found superfluous in this area.Save this picture!© Kim ZwartsCraftsThe carpenter assembled the oak structure in two days. All of the columns and bars are connected by dovetail joints. Every cut, every nick, every connection was already in the right bar, on the exact right place. The frames are made of untreated, laminated oak. The entire interior is made of slid oak.With the bricklayer we selected the heavy sandstones carefully to designate specific places. The appearance of the stone differs by its orientation to the sun and it transforms with the seasons.Save this picture!© Kim ZwartsProject gallerySee allShow lessFleinvær Refugium / TYIN Tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsJixian Kindergarten / Atelier YSelected Projects Share BREED Integrated Design, Den Haag Valkenberg Estate / Ard de Vries ArchitectenSave this projectSaveValkenberg Estate / Ard de Vries Architecten “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

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Neve Monoson House 3 / Daniel Arev Architecture

first_imgArchitects: Daniel Arev Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Neve Monoson House 3 / Daniel Arev ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNeve Monoson House 3 / Daniel Arev Architecture “COPY” Lead Architects: Neve Monoson House 3 / Daniel Arev Architecture 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897177/neve-monoson-house-3-daniel-arev-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Construction Engineer:Akiva AuzonContractor:Sade MariLandscape Design:Eti schwartzmanSteel Work:Itay Shamban, A different angleCarpentry:Ami Shemesh, Maof DesignAluminium And Glass:Aluminium DimitryCity:YehudCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. About three years ago the clients, a family of five, made contact with me. They told me that they were aware of the fact, that the plot they had just bought, belonged to my late grandparents, and that i am an architect. After viewing a few of my works, they have decided to ask for a meeting. In my office, after they have told me about themselves, their children and their wants and wishes from their new home, I shared with them my pleasant memories of my childhood there. I told them that, contrary to other plots, this one is very special to me.Save this picture!© Daniel ArevRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Daniel ArevThis 1000 sqm. plot was originally for one house only (my grandparents home) and was then divided into two. At the back of the old house, a second one was built. The plot in question is 450 sqm. and situated near the street. After further visiting the place, and a thorough study of the site’s survey map, i came to the conclusion that the best way to position the house will be towards the street in the east and to a walkway in the north. This way i could leave big openings and not lose the privacy of the house. The shape i used was the letter “L”, the inner lines facing north and east looking upon the terrace and the main garden. The outer lines of the “L” will face the entryway to the south, using a non transparent concrete wall to keep it private, and to the west, where a big glass window is overlooking the backyard and  is screened by citrus trees.Save this picture!© Daniel ArevThe ground floor was planned as an open space, while only the home office, situated in the corner next to the main entrance, is a closed-in area. The first floor has four bedrooms. The master bedroom is located in the front wing and the childrens’ rooms are in the back to create separation.Save this picture!© Daniel ArevFor the ground floor I chose to use big and wide glass openings towards the front and the back garden and an exposed concrete wall looking over the parking and the entryway. In order to achieve a light look of the house, 6 “H” columns where positioned on the floor, detached from the outer contour. To further enhance the floating effect of the first floor, glass windows are separating the ground floor from the first one. From inside the house there is an unobstructed, open view to the garden and to the skies above the concrete walls. White plaster was chosen to cover the first floors’ facades in order to keep it light. The windows of the first floor where designed as a continuous strip surrounding the floor allowing a panoramic view of the tree tops. Where there are no windows, a metallic clad, in the same color of the windows, is used in order to keep the continuity.The garden, in contrast to the straight lined house, was planned in a rustic form. The entryway is made of “pixelated” concrete squares with green ivy in between, and fern along the concrete walls. In spite of the large windows, a feeling of warmth and intimacy is kept within. Looking from the street the house looks elegant and simple in a way that enhances its architectural ideas without imposing itself on neighbourhood, not forgetting the famous words: “Less is more”.  Save this picture!© Daniel ArevProject gallerySee allShow lessInternational Arts Center and Hotel at the Sant Julià de Ramis Fortress / Fuses- Via…Selected ProjectsCourtyard House in the North Cashijiang / xian ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Yehud, Israel Save this picture!© Daniel ArevCurated by Fernanda Castro Share Manufacturers: Carl Stahl, Aluminium Dimitry, RGM “COPY” Israel Photographs Photographs:  Daniel Arev Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDaniel Arev ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYehudIsraelPublished on August 05, 2018Cite: “Neve Monoson House 3 / Daniel Arev Architecture” 05 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Daniel Arev Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897177/neve-monoson-house-3-daniel-arev-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

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Tributes to South African hero, Nelson Mandela

first_imgNelson MandelaDec. 6 — We in Workers World join the billions who are grieving for Nelson Mandela, who died on Dec. 5 in Johannesburg, South Africa. We reprint below an article we published last July when Mandela was hospitalized.Former Republic of South Africa President Nelson Mandela turned 95 while being treated at a hospital near Pretoria. Mandela, who headed the African National Congress liberation movement turned political party, was a key figure in the decades-long struggle against white minority rule and for the establishment of a nonracial democratic political system.Mandela has been in the hospital for several weeks suffering from a lung infection. His health has deteriorated over the last few years, and he has not made a public appearance since the World Soccer Cup held in South Africa during 2010.Millions of people around the world paid tribute to the South African liberation movement leader leading up to and on his birthday: July 18. The United Nations held a special session where former political prisoner and ANC official Andrew Mlangeni acknowledged Mandela’s contributions.Mlangeni, 87, was convicted at the Rivonia Trial and sent to prison in 1964 with Mandela. He was released in 1990 around the same time as Mandela when the former apartheid regime under F. W. DeKlerk began negotiations for the transfer of political power in South Africa.At the U.N. in New York, Mlangeni praised Mandela for opening the way for the end of racism inside the country: “We owe this freedom to the idol, Nelson Mandela.” (NY 1, July 18)U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said during the session: “At the dawn of the struggle, the United Nations stood side by side with Nelson Mandela and all those who fought the inhuman system of apartheid. Let us all continue to be inspired by Nelson Mandela at this moment of reflection of his life and work. Let us pledge to live up to his example.” (worldbulletin.net, July 19)At the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in midtown Detroit, hundreds of people signed a birthday card to Mandela on July 18. The museum had supported the liberation movement leader even during the period when he was incarcerated in South Africa for more than 27 years.South Africa celebrates leader’s legacyIn South Africa itself, millions commemorated Mandela’s birthday on July 18. There has been a constant vigil outside the hospital where he has been treated for several weeks. There, people sang freedom songs and left gifts in his honor.Since that time, news reports indicated that Mandela’s health had improved, although he remains in critical condition. One such report was from President Joseph Zuma, who had visited Mandela in the hospital.Although Mandela and millions of ANC members and their allies sacrificed and organized to bring down the apartheid system of settler-colonialism, the struggle for revolutionary democracy and the total eradication of inequality remains unfinished. Today, the South African working class and youth are still on the front lines in campaigns for labor rights, housing, land reform, full educational access and gender equality.The ANC issued a statement for International Nelson Mandela Day, July 18, which stated: “Comrade Nelson Mandela continues to be an inspiration and a beacon of hope to the African National Congress, the people of South Africa and the world. His life remains inextricably linked to the struggle of the people of South Africa for freedom, liberty and dignity.” (anc.org.za, July 17)The statement goes on to say: “As a founding member and later president of the African National Congress Youth League, volunteer-in-chief of the Defiance Campaign, and first soldier and later commander-in-chief of Umkhonto we Sizwe [the Spear of the Nation, the armed wing of the ANC during the struggle to end apartheid], President Nelson Mandela, together with his comrades, played a central role agitating for a society based on the ideals of the National Democratic Revolution of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society. That he was impatient and, in his many capacities, led the call for ‘Freedom in this Lifetime’ must remain an inspiration and a rallying call for our people to never be complacent but daily be involved in the continuing struggle to create a better life for all humanity.”A close ally of the ANC, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, which was founded in the heat of the struggle against apartheid in 1985, also issued a statement championing the contributions of Mandela to the working class inside the country. COSATU, the ANC and the South African Communist Party constituted the tripartite alliance that conducted the struggle against apartheid, leading to its fall in 1994.The July 17 COSATU statement, which refers to Mandela by his clan name, Madiba, read in part: “Comrade Madiba’s courage, determination and sacrifice have been without parallel in South Africa’s liberation struggle. Although he would be the first to demand that credit be given to the other giants of his generation — Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Chief Albert Luthuli, Joe Slovo, Moses Kotane, Yusuf Dadoo, Govan Mbeki, Dorothy Nyembe, Albertina Sisulu, Ray Alexandra, Ruth First, Chris Hani and many others — he remains the figure who was the face of the struggle against racist dictatorship, apartheid brutality and the exploitation of workers and the poor.“He has stood like a beacon to others fighting for freedom in South Africa and all over the world. He never compromised his democratic principles. He endured brutal imprisonment longer than any others, yet remained a humble servant of his people, with never a thought of revenge or capitalizing on his reputation to accumulate wealth. His was a selfless struggle for a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and free South Africa.” (cosatu.org.za)The South African Communist Party in its statement on July 18 said: “The SACP takes this opportunity to join millions of South Africans and the international community in wishing Madiba a happy 95th birthday. The SACP, the entire country and indeed the whole world is saddened that Madiba is marking his day whilst in hospital. We are however all encouraged by the news of a steady improvement in his health.” (sacp.org.za)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU celebrates first-generation students

first_imgFacebook Previous articleSGA considering eliminating ScantronsNext articleVolleyball dominates Kansas on Julia Adams’ career day Yulissa Cortina RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Students approve all proposed changes to SGA’s constitution + posts printThe accomplishments of TCU’s first-generation students were celebrated last Friday to honor National First-Generation College Student Day. First-generation students at the event. Photo by Yulissa CortinaThe event, held at the Founders Status, was put on by Student Development Services (SDS) and Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services out of the Division of Student Affairs and Student Support Services.Nearly 600 students attended and received food and giveaways. They also had the opportunity to interact with other first-generation students. Tyler Fisher, the director of the leadership center in SDS, said he hopes students were able to feel uplifted and celebrated by the event. “We want them to recognize that they have tremendous value and add that value to all that they are involved in while at TCU,” Fisher said. “We also want to make sure others know that many of our students are first-generation and that they can support each other in various ways and engage in conversations around shared struggles and successes.”  Fisher said TCU has held events over the past four years to celebrate first-generation students.Some of this year’s events included a workshop designed to give the students skills to excel in their educational journey and a dinner where first-generation alumni spoke to students about their college experience.Marcy Vasquez, a first-generation first-year student, said she felt TCU’s support in this event. “It makes me feel important and like I matter,” Vasquez said. “It was great to see many other students like me be happy and enjoy our importance as we all overcome the challenge and make a change in our community.” Tony Alba, a first-generation senior, talked about the importance of these types of events for students. “It makes me feel valued knowing that we have support here,” Alba said.  Facebook Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Yulissa Cortina Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Housing still limited after construction of new residence halls Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ What we’re reading: Chilean protests continue in Santiago Linkedin ReddIt ULA gives college advice​ to local high schoolers Linkedin Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/last_img read more

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Radio host and technician freed but station is still off the air and other media are threatened

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on Guinea “This absurd raid on a radio station is a very disturbing development and suggests the government is ready to use brute force to control news and information, but it will end up just aggravating the situation,” the press freedom organisation said. “If the government really wants to restore order, it should release the two FM Liberté employees and let the Guinean media work freely.” A unit of presidential guard “Red Berets” burst into the studios of FM Liberté in the Conakry district of Kaloum at 11:40 a.m. while the “Matinée Plurielle” programme was being broadcast. They manhandled several employees and smashed equipment, cutting short the broadcast. Journalist and station host Mohamed Tondon Camara and technician David Camara were arrested and taken away, probably to local police headquarters. Equipment required to keep the station operating was confiscated. News GuineaAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more February 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host and technician freed but station is still off the air and other media are threatened News Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today on learning of the release of the FM Liberté presenter Mohamed Tondon Camara and technician David Camara who were arrested by presidential guards during a raid on 12 February, but pointed out that the station is still off the air after being ransacked during the raid and the press freedom climate currently prevailing in Guinea is very bad.Two other stations, Familia FM and Radio Soleil, have stopped broadcasting after receiving threats. Radio Nostalgia is currently the only station still on the air in Conakry. Meanwhile, under a state of siege proclaimed on 12 February that is supposed to continue until 23 February, the authorities have decreed a 6 p.m. to noon curfew and have blocked Internet connections._______________________________12.02.2007 Presidential guards raid Conakry radio station, arrest presenter and technicianReporters Without Borders today condemned the closure of privately-owned radio FM Liberté yesterday by members of the presidential guard, who ransacked the Conakry-based station, roughed up employees and arrested a journalist and a technician. Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months GuineaAfrica Receive email alerts The appointment of Eugène Camara, a close presidential ally, to the post of prime minister was condemned as an “additional provocation” on 10 February by the trade unions that have been leading protests for more than a year. They demanded his immediate resignation and issued a call for the general strike to resume. Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information No official explanation has so far been given for the raid. According to the station’s staff, the soldiers accused FM Liberté of “insulting the president” although it has a reputation for being moderate. The raid took place as the station was broadcasting interviews with people on the street, many of whom were criticising President Lansana Conté. News April 15, 2021 Find out more Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says News The security forces killed at least six demonstrators in Conakry suburbs yesterday as the country was paralysed by a resumption of protests. After an 18-day general strike in which at least 59 demonstrators were killed, President Conté had agreed on 27 January to cede part of his powers to a prime minister capable of tackling the country’s problems. April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Veteran remembers D-Day

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Email the author By Jaine Treadwell D-Day, June 6, 2012, came and went without much notice. At least not much when compared to other days when there are parades and barbecues to commemorate red-letter calendar days.But around the country, more than 2 million World War II veterans probably didn’t forget the day. Many couldn’t forget.On June 6, 1944, some 2,000 soldiers in the Allied Forces lost their lives and 10,000 were listed as dead, wounded or missing in action. “We were only the first or second troop transport to go across the Atlantic without an escort,” he said. “That way, we could go faster. A submarine got after us and we couldn’t land in South Hampton. We had to land in Scotland. There, we were put on a train to Birmingham, England.”Saunders was a member of an elite military police unit trained primarily for guard duty. His ship was docked next to ships that were bringing in the soldiers who had been wounded on the beaches of Omaha and Utah on D-Day.“What I saw scared me to death,” he said. “We debarked D-Day plus five. We had to jump in the water and wade in. There were still dead bodies on the beaches and, after an area was cleared of mines, we broke off on our own.”The horrors of war were everywhere and, after the Battle for Brest, France, Saunders said prisoners were hauled away for a week. “We worked along side of German soldiers, each burying our dead,” Saunders said. “I’d always thought that God was on our side but I started thinking that maybe God was on their side, too. The German soldiers had pictures of their families in their pockets. They had families and homes they wanted to go back to. We buried their soldiers and ours and they buried ours and theirs.” Every June 6 since that day, Charles Saunders of Troy turns his thoughts not just to the soldiers whose lives were lost or bodies maimed, but also to the veterans who live with haunting memories of a war that rocked the world.Saunders joined the United States Army shortly after turning 18 and right after he graduated Opp High SchoolDespite the war effort at home, Saunders was unprepared for what he found when he left Boston for South Hampton, England, with 5,500 troops. Print Article Sponsored Content Veteran remembers D-Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 8, 2012 Skip Tens of thousands of American soldiers came home, in a sense, as prisoners of that war.“You can never forget it,” Saunders said. “It’s been nearly 70 years and I’m an 87-year-old man and I still remember. That’s why D-Day never slips by me.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Local car dealer highlights successes When Bill Jackson took his first job as a car salesman in Bessemer in 1969, he had a single goal…. read morelast_img read more

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Interview: OnTheMarket CEO’s candid answers to agent criticisms

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Interview: OnTheMarket CEO’s candid answers to agent criticisms previous nextMarketingInterview: OnTheMarket CEO’s candid answers to agent criticismsOnTheMarket acting-CEO Clive Beattie, talks to The Negotiator as we ask him some of the industry’s key questions about the portal following its latest results.Nigel Lewis12th June 202001,271 Views Yesterday OnTheMarket revealed its latest results including a new high in paying agent branches listing on its portal but also reduced revenues following the Coronavirus lockdown.We asked several leading estate agents what questions they would like to ask the portal’s acting CEO, Clive Beattie, about its performance including why it’s stopped marketing activity, any future fees discounts and whether it’s going to run out of cash.Many say your latest results show you’re still losing money. Will you run out of cash?“If you look at the headline figures in our results then it looks like – and we have – lost £7 million but as we came through 2019 and started converting more agents to paying customers (and now have 9,000 paying contracts), our monthly cash burn has reduced significantly.“And if you think we’re going to run out of cash this year, look at our results which show our losses and expenditure were in the first half of the year before we started converting ‘freebies’ to paying. I don’t’ feel unhappy with our cash position.”When will you match Rightmove in terms of branch numbers?“With our increase in branch numbers, and Rightmove’s losses since Covid which put it under 16,500 agents as far as we can tell, I believe we’re closing the gap.Are you spending enough on marketing to get public awareness of OTM?“I think one of our main achievements prior to the Coronavirus crisis was getting the portal to a scale where it was effective and the network effect became important.“We have struggled for many years to achieve that and even when we floated in February 2018 we had 5,500 branches listed and a few million visits each month“At that time the leads we were giving agents were not commensurate with the fees that they were charged, and that they paid in the hope that we were successful.“If you roll forward to where we are now, we’re at 12,500 agency branches plus another 1,000 advertisers when you include developers. Our marketing spend so far has, our latest results show, driven visits to OTM up by 49% and leads up by 75%.“That level of activity is now sufficient for the fees that we are charging now for a fair return, and for example January was a record month based on a substantial marketing spend.“But during the Covid crisis we decided to focus our expenditure on lowering our fees, which means we pretty much stopped our marketing activity as we’ve tried to control our costs.Will you be offering a ‘leave Rightmove’ discount like Zoopla has?“We have always been on the side of agents during the pandemic and we have never sought to do anything unfair on the fees and be majority agent owned.“We’re not just here to ramp up prices in the future. We do want to make a profit but will reinvest those profits in additional services for agents and others. If we can provide a genuine choice in a competitive market, then that’s more important. We want to get to a place where agents don’t need to be on Rightmove because we’re a more credible alternative.”Why did you buy Teclet?“We can catch up the other portals in terms of listings and paying customers, but we don’t see our business expanding by charging agents more for using our service.“Instead, we want to grow by offering agents tech solutions that deliver value-added services which they can choose to pay for, or not. We won’t be packaging them up with our listings service to justify fee increases.“The opportunity is not that we’re catching them up, but rather that the public have begun to notice that Rightmove are no longer ‘whole of market’.”OTM CEO clive beattie OnTheMarket OTM property portal June 12, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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first_imgI always think the words ’corporate social responsibility’ are rather unwieldy. To some the word ’corporate’ as in ’corporation’ seems to take little account of smaller producers such as craft bakers. But of course the corporate actually stands for ’we’. The care of the planet and its resources is down to each and every one of us.The baking industry uses masses of water, huge amounts of heat and copious amounts of packaging. These are all vital. You cannot locally source palm-oil (until the planet really heats up) but there are lots of things we can do.I’m sure some new environmental tax lurks just around the corner, so although you may be struggling with commodity price rises, it pays to keep your eye on the ball.My own epiphany came one day when I emerged from a supermarket with about 12 plastic carrier bags and I was struck by the thought that I would probably decompose long before they ever did. In fact, they probably had a thousand year advantage. At least I can probably help a tree to sprout.There is much we cannot change – but lots we can. Premier Foods (Rank Hovis and British Bakeries) plus Warburtons and United Biscuits have already pledged to cut water usage by 20% by 2020 (pg 4).Fosters Bakery owner John Foster, a passionate craft baker with five shops, who makes bread and cakes and supplies Pret A Manger, among others, has reduced the food miles of sandwiches sold in Boots from 236 down to a mere 26 by making a long-term commitment to local farmers to use their wheat (pg 4). At the same time, Welsh organic flour producer Bacheldre Watermill has introduced fully compostable labels.But also in this week’s issue there is an emphasis on effort and triumph. Effort made by the Tameside college students who entered the Bakery World Cup heats for Europain, and should be thoroughly applauded along with their tutors (pg 19), and triumph by Terry Tang in the Renshaw-sponsored Baking Industry Award (pg 16).His tale is a delight, but ladies, having read it, all I can say is next time you go through an airport scanner, and see a probe-like skewer, run a mile!last_img read more

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