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Bellway

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Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited (BARC.bw) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.last_img read more

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Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) 2011 Presentation

first_imgSafaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke)  2011 presentation Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Farming ministry ‘sows seeds of rebirth’

first_img Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Comments (4) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm A wonderful article, David. Thank you for the good conversation! Any readers who would like to collaborate with us, ask us questions, or receive help with their own garden projects: ask away, and contact us on Facebook. Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Susan Salem says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI August 21, 2016 at 2:33 am Very interesting. We are exploring the High Tunnel Gardening program under the USDA EQIP. You can be reimbursed for the Kit Structures. Anchorage, Alaska Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here.Rows of crops are seen growing earlier this year at the Garden of St. Francis in North Bellmore, New York. Photo: Garden of St. Francis[Episcopal News Service] Ann McPartlin calls them “God incidents” – those pivot points in the life of a church when God’s plan becomes a little less mysterious, when connections are made and a way forward is revealed.By that measure, God is hard at work at St. Francis Episcopal Church in North Bellmore, New York.The history of this suburban Long Island church stretches back only about two years, to the merger of two parishes. That and the sale of one of the two churches were catalysts for change, as was the growth of a successful farming ministry that has breathed new life into the congregation and the working-class community it serves.“It’s been a blessing,” said McPartlin, 71, a senior warden at St. Francis. “We’ve joined together as a parish family, and I just think the love of the ministry is there, people willing to work.”A merger of two struggling Episcopal parishes is hardly new, nor is the sale of old church buildings at a time when dioceses are looking for ways to make ends meet. Farming ministries are common, too – rich in the biblical symbolism of sowing the seeds of rebirth.But as in a puzzle, the pieces of this parish’s rejuvenation have come together in unexpected ways, making it an example for other parishes in the Diocese of Long Island and drawing the attention of the Episcopal Church, which recently backed the Garden at St. Francis through its United Thank Offering grant program, or UTO.The Rev. Mark Genszler applies the theme of rebirth as much to the congregation as to the ground.“It’s the life cycle of the soil and of compost and of food. … I think it’s also very true of this small community here,” said Genszler, who came to the parish two years ago as its first full-time priest. “There was enough of a spark of life here and enough of a prayer life to point those people outward.”A garden ministry is bornBefore St. Francis, there were St. Mark’s and Christ the King. Both churches had struggled to retain members, neither had a full-time priest and Sunday worship attendance in each had dwindled over the years to about 35.Diocese of Long Island Bishop Lawrence Provenzano visited the neighborhood in December 2010, McPartlin said, and he pointed out an additional problem at St. Mark’s: The church wasn’t very visible in the community.“A lot of people thought that the church was closed. There wasn’t a lot of activity going on,” she said.A short time later, a representative from the diocese spoke at St. Mark’s about grants available for new ministries, and McPartlin and a small group of church leaders brainstormed ideas. One of them, Susan Salem, was familiar with the food pantries on Long Island, and she suggested a garden.The idea made sense. What St. Mark’s had in abundance was land, about two acres. Church leaders quickly assembled a grant application and submitted it in February 2011. By that April, they had their seed money and got to work preparing a 50-by-100 garden plot on church grounds.“We had to begin from scratch,” McPartlin said. They didn’t expect much that first year, but the new garden yielded produce to donate to local food pantries. A new was ministry born.The garden wasn’t guaranteed to bring more people to church on Sunday, but McPartlin said they saw themselves as the “little church with a big heart” and were achieving their goals of increased activity and outreach.“Hunger is a really big issue everywhere,” she said. “People think it’s somewhere else, not in your neighborhood, but it’s people living on your street.”The importance of that work came into sharp focus in early November 2012 after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of New York City and Long Island. McPartlin estimates the number of people in need of food suddenly doubled.Two churches become oneHurricane Sandy also happened to force the Diocese of Long Island to cancel a meeting planned that week between the bishop’s staff and St. Mark’s leaders. At the rescheduled meeting a month later, St. Mark’s got the news: The diocese had determined that St. Mark’s and Christ the King were a good fit for a merger.“That’s a very tough experience, to merge churches, because we knew one of them was going to close, and at that point, we didn’t know which one,” she said.With St. Mark’s in need of repairs, McPartlin said it seemed clear the congregation would end up at Christ the King, which had a much newer building. That could have meant the end of their garden ministry.But the garden survived. Under the final plan, the property at Christ the King was sold to a Korean-speaking church, and the proceeds will be used to fix up the buildings at the former St. Mark’s, which had a more prominent location. The garden has become an integral ministry of the combined church, and the choice for a new name was appropriate, Genszler said, given St. Francis’ appreciation for nature.Extensive renovations at the former St. Mark’s will make parts of the church and parish hall unrecognizable in about two years, McPartlin said. With modern advances in building technology, it may even become the “greenest” church in the diocese.Satisfying hunger in many formsA green, energy-efficient building would fit well with the Garden of St. Francis’ expanding ministry. Its application for a UTO grant sought to build a permanent greenhouse and create a coordinator/educator position.The problem of hunger loomed large: hunger for food, for knowledge and for spirituality. Genszler emphasizes another kind of hunger, one that reaches back to Long Island’s agricultural roots before suburban communities began paving them over in the 1940s.“I think there’s a deep hunger for some sort of connection to the non-human-controlled landscape,” he said.Those hungry souls have found a home at the Garden of St. Francis. Volunteers help work the land. School groups come to learn. The church sells some produce at a parish farmers market, and it has donated about 7,000 pounds of produce to food pantries over the years. Its application UTO grant also raised the possibility of establishing an environmental education center.“Not only is the Garden at St. Francis a successful, exciting feeding ministry connected both to community organizations and other parishes, but they eagerly share their knowledge and encourage collaboration,” said Mary Beth Welsh, executive director of Episcopal Ministries of Long Island, which provided some of the early money to get the garden started. “It is exactly the kind of model that we want to support and encourage throughout the diocese.Genszler acknowledges the UTO application may have been overly ambitious. The church didn’t get the $80,000 it requested, but grant officials were impressed with the garden initiative and offered the church $20,000.That’s a big boost for the garden ministry, as well as for a congregation that was struggling just a few years ago before the merger. Church membership is stable now, and for the people of St. Francis, the garden ministry is fertile ground for symbols of new life.“You don’t have to underline it too much,” Genszler said. “The garden kind of preaches the word itself.”— David Paulsen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Mark Genszler says: The Rev. Bob Thwing says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Farming ministry ‘sows seeds of rebirth’ Two Long Island churches reborn as one Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Robert Campbell says: August 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm This is a well-written article about St. Francis and its Garden. My wife and I live just down the street from St. Francis and have watched the transformation over the last five years. We are active Episcopalians, but normally attend a church in New York City. The ministry of the garden, being green, feeding the needy, creating a sense of belonging after the merger, and developing a worthy church building have all come together quite neatly in this parish, and worth emulating. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY August 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm Great article, David! Sorry I was not able to get back to you.Updates on our expanding ministry can be found at:https://www.facebook.com/Gardenatstfrancis/Pax,~Susan Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By David PaulsenPosted Aug 19, 2016 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Church-Community Agriculture Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

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My first cat: Part One

first_img Reply InspirationBy Charles Towne                        The Cat’s Curmudgeon  “If man could be crossed with the cat, the man would be somewhat improved, but it would certainly deteriorate the cat.”–Mark Twain 
“One thing I have learned is that unlike dogs, cats are not subservient to us.  They are never any less than our equals.”           —Charles Towne         Uncle Timmy was one very tough dude, yeah, tough and meaner than a rabid snake with a tooth-ache.   I don’t want to mislead you; uncle Timmy was not really related; he was my mother’s big gray tomcat that lived with us for several years during my boyhood.         Not exactly the most beautiful cat in the world, uncle Timmy only had three legs, the end of his tail was missing, and he had lost parts of both ears as well as the end of his tail to frostbite.  Frostbite by the way was probably the only thing that ever bit Uncle Timmy and got away with it and at that I bet it was badly mauled in the fight.Uncle Timmy’s job description on the old home place was, “The Boss.”  A major enforcer and hit man in the local crime family, his duties included teaching the dogs humility, doting on my mother, avoiding my father and hunting anything that moved, including but not limited to, insects, mice, rats, snakes, rabbits and skunks.  He was especially fond of skunks.  I will never forget that sweltering summer night he killed a particularly vile and putrid skunk.  Proud of his accomplishment he dragged the stinker home as a gift to my mother. It was one of those especially muggy, Illinois summer nights when you could cut chunks out of the air and spread them on bread like warm butter.  Everyone was asleep.  Not to be discouraged by the fact that nobody was awake to open the door for him he pawed the screen door open and dragged that exceedingly odoriferous skunk through the house and stashed it under my folk’s bed where they would be sure to find and enjoy his contribution to our family bliss.   (It didn’t take long for us to realize that something was a tad not right!)Uncle Timmy was also quite fond of ring-necked pheasants.  I never witnessed the demise of one of the ring-necks but three different times that I know of Uncle Timmy dragged one of the birds into the yard where he would lay, growling viciously as he plucked feathers, crunched bones and challenged the dogs to relieve him of his prey.  Temperament wise, it was Uncle Timmy that gave rabies a bad name.We never weighed Uncle Timmy, to do so would have been placing your life in great peril but I imagine he would have weighed twelve or fourteen pounds.  (Of course he actually weighed about seventy-five pounds more than that due to his greatly inflated ego.)  Yes, it can safely be said today, now that I no longer need fear retribution, Uncle Timmy, was the boss of boss’, and he definitely had an attitude.(After several years of ruling over the old home place he went on a walk-about to Australia.  The last contact I had from him was a postcard telling me that he was being worshipped by a group of aborigines in the outback.)
 You have a beautiful day now, and may your cats teach you.A CAT LOVER’S PRAYER “Dear Papa God, please bless my cats with long and healthy lives.  How much Pleasure did it give you when you created these wonderful feline friends?   Help me to always be understanding to all of your creatures, two legged as well as four.  Help me to spread love wherever I go, and to whomever I meet.  Help me to live my life in such a way that others will know I have been close to you.  Thank you so very much for your love, in Jesus Holy name I ask it, Amen.” Kristin, I am not sure but my dear old daddy might have considered Uncle Timmy as competition for my mama’s affections. As far as that skunk was concerned, what the family came to refer as, “The night of the skunk” Uncle timmy fell out of favor with everyone for awhile. Thank you for your comment, it is greatly appreciated. Chaz I can definitely relate to this our article…lol.Thank you God for our ferocious and loving attack kitties! What would we do without them? charles towne Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Dear Mama Mia, We miss you! Please forgive me, i’ll be a good boy. Chaz UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 charles towne Kristin Reply Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. November 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Nh Linda Reply October 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm Reply October 30, 2017 at 5:35 pm October 30, 2017 at 7:33 pm October 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm Linda, as I sit here typing my little boy kitty, Hercules, is trying to squirm his way into my lap. I saw a disgusting bumper sticker the other day. What it said was, “I love cats. they taste just like chicken!” I disagree with that, they don’t taste anything like chicken. Seriously, I love my cats, and I think they tolerate me. Each night they squirm and wriggle their way into my bed, and then there are those times when I am writing that one of them decides to take a nap on my keyboard. It is not easy typing around a cat. You have a nice day now and adopt a cat, today! Chaz Richard Sommerfeld charles towne TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleIn search of inspiration…Next articleThe science of fright: Why we love to be scared Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Please enter your name here Hey Richard, boy, aint it the truth! My daddy was very wise. H said, “If you magnify a dog, and make it as big as a horse, it will still be your friend. If you take a cat and make it as big as dog, well… lots of luck ’cause it will eat you!” At heart cats are still wild animals, and if you doubt this observe sweet pussy and see how it stalks and kills anything that moves. Perhaps my experiences with the large felines is the reason I love my kitties today. They are nothing less than wild to the bone. Thanks for the comment pal, Chaz October 31, 2017 at 3:41 pm charles towne Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 9 COMMENTS October 31, 2017 at 6:47 pm Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Uncle Timmy sounds like quite the character. That is sweet that he favored your mother. And maybe smart that he avoided your father. Ha ha. He must’ve had his reasons. Perhaps your mother wasn’t too fond of having a smelly skunk under her bed, but she probably appreciated his intentions. I’m guessing Uncle Timmy had many good adventures after leaving your family. Thanks for another good story, Charles! Dear N.H., Meow! Chaz I’ll bet you’re glad that cat was not fond of you, huh? charles towne Sadly (for some, my sister included), I am more of a dog person than a cat person although I do love them, but my father used to raise hunting dogs, retrievers, and that may have affected me. I do however understand that The Good Lord gave us cats to keep us from becoming too self-important, to keep our egos in check, after all,we only exist to serve them-just ask ANY cat!!! October 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm Please enter your comment! November 8, 2017 at 1:13 pmlast_img read more

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2m26 Kyoto House / 2M26

first_imgArchDaily 2020 Houses Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938886/2m26-kyoto-house-2m26 Clipboard Architects: 2M26 Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this office2M26OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsKyotoOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 06, 2020Cite: “2m26 Kyoto House / 2M26” 06 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2m26 Kyoto House / 2M26 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938886/2m26-kyoto-house-2m26 Clipboard Manufacturers: Toto, Acor, Kyono-zaimokuya, LIXIL , kohei yatsuda, mitsuru YokoyamaArchitect In Charge:Mélanie Heresbach, Sébastien RenauldClients:2M26City:KyotoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)Recommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Designed and built by 2m26, an architecture and artist studio based in Kyoto, Japan, “2m26 Kyoto House” is a home, an office, a wood working atelier and an event space. 2m26 entirely renovated a hundred year-old Kyoto nagaya 長屋 house. Nagaya houses were built in elongated rows as living quarters for the common class such as craftsmen, storekeepers, laborers and were structurally connected to each other by clay walls, often supporting a common roof system. Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)In order to preserve the soul of the house, 2m26 paid great attention to its original typology, structure and use of materials. After a few years left in a state of neglect, the main walls and roof structure were severely damaged and had to be fixed first. A new wooden structure was then built to reinforce the base of the house and offer more possibilities of space and circulation.Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)This narrow strip of land of 60 square meters is located within a quiet residential area and surrounded by a local park. The un-built south and north directions of the neighborhood allowed the house to be open to its surroundings and breathe in the hot summer air.  This gave the possibility to generate spaces in direct contact with surrounding gardens and for the flow and quality of indoor air to be renewed.  2m26 aimed at taking advantage of this situation, with the desire to see the sky from inside the house and receive direct natural light. Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)Following these first points and inspired by traditional japanese nagaya planning, 2m26 organized the reconstruction of the space in two main parts using the original length of the house as a guide. From end to end the house stands open at full height with courtyard gardens on either sides, allowing the main beam complex of the roof to be revealed and visible throughout the entirety of the space. This open  hallway is a direct reference to the Japanese doma 土間, including a wood-burning stove and the distribution of the new wooden structure.  The new wooden structure built into and extended out of the original structure of the house reaches the limits of the land and provides two stories inside and outside the house. The ground floor gathers all equipment while an additional second floor displays an open tatami space for bedroom and office use with access to the outside. Both extremities of the structure turn to roof terraces and small gardens. Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)2m26 wanted this house to be a space able to welcome events, exhibitions or art performances rather than a private home used for only living and working activities. All equipment and personal items should be able to disappear. This intention was translated by creating a long storage space on one side of the structure of  the ground floor which would house all facilities such as the toilet, atelier, kitchen, dressing and bathroom. This space could be closed and hidden by sliding doors allowing as a result a continuous space to be generated.  Whilst the background of the space is able to transform and change according to its use, both the bathroom and entrance can be fully opened to gardens, giving new perceptions of the interior space. Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)Richly advised by local craftsmen, 2m26 incorporated the use of traditional Japanese techniques together with their own way of building. The process of renovation greatly influenced the way in which the original materials of the house were to be reused and repurposed. Damaged and no longer usable timber were burnt onsite in the wood-fire stove to provide hot air in the winter and a large amount of clay from the old roof and walls were kept, sieved and reused to fix the main walls. The new timber structure and furniture were built using locally sourced cedar from a wood factory located in the center of Kyoto and plaster lime was coated on the sliding doors of the equipped storage. The perfectly made-to-measure natural base tatamis on the second floor were created by a skilled craftsman, Yokoyama-san, also based in Kyoto. Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)By sitting on the tatami, wooden furniture, walking on the cedar and dancing on the stone polished hallway ground, the finished space enables multiple impressions and points of views to be expressed and experienced. The tall sliding glass doors at both entrance and end allow the changing sunlight to enter through the passing of each day. The views of sky, surrounding nature and gardens perform as magistral gestures towards this tiny house. Save this picture!© soukousha (Yuya Miki)Project gallerySee allShow lessInsideOut School / Andrea Tabocchini & Francesca VittoriniSelected Projects271 Spring Street Office Building / John Wardle ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Area:  48 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  soukousha (Yuya Miki) Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Photographs 2m26 Kyoto House / 2M26Save this projectSave2m26 Kyoto House / 2M26 Projects “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Kyoto, Japanlast_img read more

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Bursaries for International Fund Raising Workshop

Howard Lake | 14 June 2000 | 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. Bursaries for International Fund Raising Workshop  79 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Charity Appointments are offering two bursaries for fundraisers to attend the International Fund Raising Workshop in Holland in October.This is the third year that the recruitment organisation has offered free places for fundraisers at the IFRW. They first sponsored places in 1998, and the winners were Rob Campbell and Linda Grant.  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: bursary International Fundraising Congress Resource Alliance read more

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Arreglando el capitalismo durante COVID

first_imgEl 21 de enero de 2020, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades confirmaron el primer caso reconocido de COVID-19 en los EE.UU.Un año después, más de 400.000 personas en el país han muerto por el virus, el equivalente a acabar con toda la población de Cleveland, Ohio o Tampa, Florida. De los 2 millones de personas que se estima que han muerto en todo el mundo a causa del COVID-19. , ¡una quinta parte ha sido solo en los EE.UU.!Workers World ha escrito sobre cómo los países con planificación centralizada en un modelo socialista, como Cuba o China, han reducido drásticamente las tasas de muerte e infección por virus. (“Por qué los países socialistas toman la iniciativa en la lucha contra el COVID-19”, 21 de mayo de 2020)Pero aquí en Estados Unidos, el presidente republicano Trump, ayudado e instigado por otros fanáticos de la extrema derecha, ha difundido mentiras mortales sobre el virus, saboteando el trabajo científico y de salud pública de los CDC.Mientras se jactaba de que Operation Warp Speed consiguió que se desarrollaran vacunas, las grandes farmacéuticas engordaban con subvenciones gubernamentales relacionadas y estaban protegidas por cláusulas contractuales de “no responsabilidad” en caso de que sus vacunas causaran daños.Ahora el plan de distribución de vacunas está dando tumbos, con suministros insuficientes y sin orientación centralizada. Las autoridades federales simplemente entregaron la distribución a los estados. Pero los sistemas de salud pública locales no cuentan con fondos suficientes, –o en ruinas,– debido a años de construcción de prisiones y de armamento a la policía como prioridades presupuestarias.Y en muchos estados, quienes tienen el control mayoritario de los gobiernos estatales son activamente hostiles a la financiación de la salud pública, el plan de salud Obamacare y la expansión de Medicaid.Mientras tanto, la gente está sufriendo y muriendo – con el mayor número de víctimas sufridas por los pobres y los que trabajan en trabajos mal remunerados, las personas con discapacidades, las personas negras, indígenas y latinx, los indocumentados y encarcelados, las personas mayores – y cualquier persona con acceso limitado a cuidado de la salud, como muchas personas LGBTQ2S +.¿Y qué han estado haciendo los millonarios del Congreso ante la crisis? Sí, millonarios: en 2020, más de la mitad de los miembros del Congreso de los Estados Unidos eran millonarios y los más ricos estaban divididos casi por igual entre demócratas y republicanos. (opensecrets.org, 23 de abril de 2020)Hasta ahora, el Congreso ha logrado aprobar solo dos proyectos de ley de ayuda para brindar una asistencia mínima para la pandemia a las personas pobres y oprimidas. Las disposiciones del primer proyecto de ley, la Ley CARES, en realidad expiraron en un momento, dejando a los trabajadores sin protección contra el desempleo, el hambre y los desalojos de hogares debido a maniobras políticas dentro del Congreso.El parche de un plan de BidenAhora, el presidente demócrata entrante, Joe Biden, propone un proyecto de ley de 1,9 billones de dólares para aliviar el COVID y reactivar la economía. El ataque armado del 6 de enero contra el edificio del Capitolio, para evitar su certificación como ganador de las elecciones presidenciales, muestra el grado rabioso de la supremacista blanca y la resistencia neofascista a cualquiera que tome el control del gobierno y diga que puede usar el puesto para ayudar a trabajar y gente oprimida.En su plan para la pandemia, Biden proyecta que la vacuna sea gratuita para todos, incluidos los trabajadores indocumentados, además de establecer centros comunitarios de vacunación y ampliar las opciones de tratamiento e investigación. Los otros elementos de ayuda del plan incluyen pagos de “estímulo” directos por única vez, extensión de los beneficios de desempleo y protección contra el desalojo, subsidios para el cuidado de los niños y licencia por enfermedad pagada obligatoria.Parece enorme, ¿verdad? Pero es un parche en el pinchazo del capitalismo: detener una fuga en el sistema, bombearlo, pero aún no abordar las continuas desigualdades inherentes y el sufrimiento en esta forma brutal de “hacer negocios”.Por ejemplo, el proyecto de ley exige un salario mínimo federal de $15 por hora. Los trabajadores con salarios bajos han estado luchando por esto estado por estado durante años, ¡durante tanto tiempo que probablemente se necesiten $20 la hora para ganar un salario digno!¿Y qué pasa con los subsidios a las primas de Obamacare, que darían a más trabajadores de bajos ingresos o precarios, –como los obreros de trabajo ocasional,– una oportunidad de obtener un seguro médico? Linda Blumberg, miembro del Centro de Políticas de Salud del Urban Institute, dice al respecto: “Creo que con un buen alcance y asistencia para la inscripción, se podría atraer a mucha más gente. No vas a lograr la cobertura universal.” (NY Times, 16 de enero)Pero en medio de una crisis pandémica mortal, ¡la cobertura universal para la atención médica debería ser la propuesta sobre la mesa! En cambio, el proyecto de ley de Biden es una propuesta que irá al bloque de intereses comerciales que se llama Congreso de Estados Unidos.¿Quién sabe cuál de las mejores propuestas de ese proyecto de ley sobrevivirá? ¿Y cuánto tardará su paso? ¿Y cuánta gente morirá esperando que los que guardan las arcas del capitalismo suelten aunque sea una pequeña ayuda?Se desconoce el alcance de la ayuda que ofrecerán Biden y el nuevo Congreso. Se desconocen la duración de la continuación de la pandemia y sus efectos. Lo que está claro, como lo reveló la crisis de COVID, es que el sistema político y económico de los Estados Unidos se construye y mantiene sobre las espaldas y las vidas de las personas trabajadoras y oprimidas.Seguirá habiendo crisis tras crisis mientras Estados Unidos sea una “democracia capitalista”. Y la gente seguirá muriendo mientras continúe este sistema injusto.El desafío para quienes trabajan por el socialismo es exponer el vínculo entre el ciclo de injusticia y el capitalismo, y construir la conciencia y la acción de la clase trabajadora con los trabajadores y las personas oprimidas dentro de los EE.UU.Estos son nuestros vecinos, compañeros de trabajo, amigos y familiares que están sufriendo. Estamos hombro con hombro con ellos en la lucha contra la injusticia y en el avance del camino de la liberación hacia el socialismo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Court confirms El Universo sentence, setting grave legal precedent

first_img News News December 24, 2019 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Organisation EcuadorAmericas September 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court confirms El Universo sentence, setting grave legal precedent Follow the news on Ecuador EcuadorAmericas Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be droppedcenter_img News April 10, 2020 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News RSF_en A Guayaquil appeal court yesterday upheld the three-year jail sentence and 40-million-dollar fine that a lower court imposed on three El Universo executives and one of the newspaper’s former columnists two months ago in a criminal libel case brought by President Rafael Correa.With little chance of winning any further appeal, El Universo, a Guayaquil-based daily, is now facing financial ruin and closure.President Correa, who finally abandoned his attempt to have the fine doubled, has said he would be prepared to grant the newspaper a pardon, if a request were made. He previously let it be known that he would not insist that the defendants serve their prison sentences and that, once the fine had been paid, he might use the proceeds to recapitalize the newspaper.“The concessions made by President Correa, who savoured his court victory on Twitter, do not unfortunately in any way mitigate the grave legal precedent that such a draconian sentence sets,” Reporters Without Borders said. “El Universo showed good will by offering, before the lower court issued its sentence, to give Correa space in the newspaper. Now that the sentence seems final, we suggest that this offer should be taken up in return for two guarantees, that the jail sentences will not have to be served and that the fine will be suspended, as it would put the newspaper’s entire staff out of work.“There is nothing to stop President Correa responding to a column that he could legitimately regard as offensive and insulting. Enforcement of the sentences upheld yesterday could endanger the future communication bill’s chances of obtaining a consensus. “Another threat to a consensus has emerged in the form of the proceedings that the Telecommunications Supervisory Authority (SUPTEL) has brought against seven radio stations – Radio Quito, Radio Centro, Genial Exa, Visión, Platinum, Radio City and Ondas Azuayas – for jointly broadcasting a programme about freedom of expression on 10 August without prior notification.”Reporters Without Borders continues to declare its unconditional acceptance of media minister Fernando Alvarado’s invitation to take part in debate. Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sourceslast_img read more

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Tribute to leading news site that was forced to close

first_img UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Organisation News February 11, 2021 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Related documents ДАНЬ УВАЖЕНИЯ ЗАКРЫВШЕМУСЯ ВЕДУЩЕМУ САЙТУ УЗБЕКИСТАНАPDF – 190.18 KBЎЗБЕКИСТОННИНГ ЁПИЛГАН ЕТАКЧИ САЙТИГА ХУРМАТ БИЛДИРИЛДИPDF – 195.28 KB January 14, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tribute to leading news site that was forced to close Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to Uznews, ten years after its creation. This leading independent news website closed down last month after its editor’s email account was hacked and confidential documents were posted online exposing independent journalists in Uzbekistan to danger. News to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Uzbekistancenter_img New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News RSF_en May 11, 2021 Find out more News Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / read in Russianўзбек тилида ўқиш / read in UzbekDespite obstacles, the website Uznews.net managed to be a key source of independent news coverage inside Uzbekistan for ten years.Extremely strict censorship prevails in Uzbekistan, which is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Although access to the Uznews website within Uzbekistan was blocked within a year of its creation, it became the country’s most popular and influential news outlet. It finally decided to close down on 19 December, just over a month after the editor’s email was hacked.“President Islam Karimov’s guard dogs got the better of this source of freely reported news,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The disappearance of this leading news outlet has dealt a major blow to freedom of information in Uzbekistan, which is almost non-existent under this dictatorial regime. RWB congratulates all of its staff for their extraordinary work during the past ten years of constantly escalating harassment.”The editor in chief Galima Bukharbayeva’s email account was hacked and confidential documents were posted online on 10 November, exposing remaining independent journalists in Uzbekistan to danger.After suspending operations for a week, the website went back to work for a month, until the decision to shut down for good was taken on grounds that the dangers to journalists in Uzbekistan, who might have been linked to the website, were too great.Uznews was launched in January 2005 at the end of a training programme for young journalists by the Tashkent branch of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), which was then run by Bukharbayeva.After an uprising in the eastern city of Andijan was crushed bloodily on 13 May 2005, access to the Uznews website was blocked and all of IPWR’s staff had to leave Uzbekistan. Bukharbayeva, who received the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Prize for her Andijan coverage, then relaunched Uznews with her colleague Kudrat Babadjanov from a new headquarters in Berlin.At least ten journalists and netizens are currently detained in Uzbekistan in connection with the provision of news and information. Two of them have been held nearly 15 years, while one of Uznews’ reporters, Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov, has been serving a ten-year jail sentence since 2008 for covering the Aral Sea environmental disaster. The state media are subject to total censorship in Uzbekistan and there are no more than a handful of independent journalists, who mostly work for news websites based abroad such as Ferghana, Radio Ozodliq and Jarayon.——————-ДАНЬ УВАЖЕНИЯ ЗАКРЫВШЕМУСЯ ВЕДУЩЕМУ САЙТУ УЗБЕКИСТАНА« Репортеры без границ » отдают дань уважения десятилетней работе Uznews.net. Ведущий независимый новостной сайт был вынужден закрыться месяц назад после взлома электронной почты главного редактора и утечки конфиденциальной информации, поставившей под угрозу независимых журналистов в Узбекистане.Несмотря на трудности, сайт Uznews сумел на протяжении десяти лет оставаться ключевым источником независимой информации из Узбекистана.В Индексе свободы прессы за 2014 год « Репортеров без границ » Узбекистан с царящей в нем жесткой цензурой занял 166 место среди 180 стран мира.Несмотря на то, что доступ на сайт Uznews был заблокирован, он превратился в наиболее популярное и влиятельное издание в стране. 19 декабря он принял окончательное решение о закрытии, через месяц после взлома почты главного редактора.”Сторожевые псы президента Ислама Каримова сумели подавить этот источник свободной информации, – сказал Йоханн Бир, глава отделения стран Центральной Азии и Восточной Европы РБГ. -Исчезновение этого ведущего издания нанесло серьезный удар по свободе информации в Узбекистане, которая едва существует в условиях диктаторского режима. РБГ поздравляет всех сотрудников издания с замечательной работой в условиях эскалировавших в течение десяти лет угро”.Взлом электронной почты главного редактора Галимы Бухарбаевой и публикация 10 ноября в сети конфиденциальной информации — поставили под угрозу остающихся в Узбекистане независимых журналистов.После взятого недельного перерыва сайт продолжил публикации в течение месяца, пока не было принято решение о прекращении работы во имя безопасности журналистов, которых могли связать с работой сайта.Uznews был создан в январе 2005 года в качестве сайта для начинающих журналистов, прошедших тренинг при офисе Института по освещению войны и мира (IWPR) в Ташкенте, который возглавляла Галима Бухарбаева.После кровавого подавления восстания в Андижане 13 мая 2005 года доступ к сайту Uznews был заблокирован, а костяк команды IWPR в Узбекистане был вынужден покинуть страну.Бухарбаева, ставшая лауреатом « Международной премии за Свободу Прессы » Комитета по защите журналистов (CPJ) за освещение Андижанской бойни, восстановила работу Uznews совместно с коллегой Кудратом Бабаджановым в новом офисе в Берлине.По крайней мере десять журналистов и интернет-деятелей находятся в застенках Узбекистана за распространение новостей и информации. Двое из них в неволе около 15 лет, а репортер Uznews Салиджон Абдурахманов с 2008 года отбывает десятилетный срок лишения свободы за освещение последствий экологической катастрофы Аральского моря.Государственные СМИ в Узбекистане подвергаются тотальной цензуре, и всего горстка независимых журналистов, которые в основном работают на сайты, базирующиеся за рубежом, как Fergananews, радио Ozodliq и Jarayon. Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Help by sharing this information More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more