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Spain ups retirement age as unemployment soars

first_img Spain’s cabinet is to approve an increase in the retirement age today, raising it to one of the highest levels in Europe, to reassure investors it can tackle economic reform.The government reached a deal in principle with unions under which most Spaniards will retire at 67 rather than 65 at present yesterday.While the reforms will have no effect on the budget before 2015, they mark progress in restructuring an economy with the highest unemployment rate in the euro zone and weak growth prospects.Spain’s jobless rate rose above 20 per cent again in the last quarter of 2010 and hit its highest rate since mid-1997.It now stands at more than double the European Union average.Unemployment remains Spain’s key concern and with weak growth prospects, especially consumer spending, it is likely to stick close to 20 per cent all year, economists said.“The problem now is that household disposable income is collapsing, and the corporate balance sheet isn’t in a very healthy position either. “In this environment you would expect the unemployment rate to continue high, or in fact rise. Spain’s problems really aren’t going away,” said David Owen, an economist at Jefferies.Owen said that if the trend continues, forecasters will be revising down their estimates for GDP growth, and raising their estimates for government debt to GDP. Unemployment rose to 20.3 per cent in the fourth quarter, rising from 19.8 per cent the previous quarter, and coming in even worse than economists’ forecasts of 19.9 per cent. The rate had fallen in the third quarter for the first time since 2007, but was above 20 per cent in the first half of last year.The number of jobless rose to 4.7 million people.Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is under pressure to show investors he is committed to introducing structural reforms and cutting a public deficit that totalled just over nine per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010.It is hoped the retirement age reform will prevent Spain from being forced into a bailout like Ireland and Greece. Spain ups retirement age as unemployment soars alison.lock Friday 28 January 2011 3:52 am Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

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Metric and Nektan partner in US sports betting move

first_img Metric Gaming and Nektan have linked up to provide a fully integrated complete racing and sportsbook offering to the US market Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address 23rd May 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Metric Gaming and Nektan have linked up to provide a fully integrated complete racing and sportsbook offering to the US market. Last week, the Supreme Court voted to repeal a federal ban on sports betting in the country, allowing states across the US to individually legalise such activities. Metric and Nektan will now work together to develop the service, with the idea of launching in states that legalise sports betting. Based in Las Vegas, Metric offers horse racing and sports through its trading platform for mobile and desktop, and will now integrate its services with the Nektan-run Rapid Games platform Rapid Games is a server-based gaming solution offering casino content, instant win and virtual sports games on any device, and is also the only service of its kind in the US that has been independently certified as a Class II and Class III On-Premises mobile platform. Nektan has already secured a number of clients for its Rapid Games platform in the US, including a casino in North California. “Last week’s Supreme Court decision signals a sea change in the U.S. and for the global sports betting industry,” Metric chief executive Martin deKnjiff said. “Metric has been preparing for this massive opportunity since its inception and has been wholly focused on providing players with the largest set of betting options on the widest range of devices. “Rapid’s fully approved, server based, ‘any device’ content platform represents exactly what casinos are looking for to manage content on their floor and in particular, to give their patrons maximum optionality and convenience when it comes to a Metric-powered sportsbook.” Daniel de Waal, chief executive of Rapid, added: “We are delighted to be offering Metric Gaming’s dynamic turnkey horseracing and sports betting solutions, which when integrated into the Rapid Games platform, is a perfect fit for the US market, elegantly accommodating on-premise gaming for customers who inevitably demand the ease and enhanced functionality on any device of their choosing while offering them unrivalled betting options. “With Metric’s solution integrated directly, Rapid Games has become a true one-stop shop for all gaming content on the casino property.”Related article: US sports betting ban overturned Metric and Nektan partner in US sports betting move Regions: USlast_img read more

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Targeted interventions for player protection

first_imgThe fourth State Treaty, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV), will also see in-play betting limited to next goalscorer and final results markets, while a blanket deposit cap will be imposed across most players. During the transition, marketing of slots and poker will also be prohibited.  Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany A pivotal moment “I think for a company like us, that is not publicly listed, just having started the non-financial reporting one year ago, just having a sustainability report and being open about all of this data with this level of detail is quite a big achievement,” he says.  28th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle He says businesses always search for a happy medium, in which operators provide a product that caters to the majority of players that can gamble without running into issues, while simultaneously providing a safety net for those that cannot. However, in Haeusler’s eyes, that ‘sweet spot’ may not exist.  Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Sports betting Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling Given the operator’s estimated 50% market share in German sports betting, and the major changes that the market is undergoing, the premise alone may be interesting enough. It provides an insight into the German market’s biggest player approaches social responsibility – an area discussed at length when regulations were created. “So we shouldn’t do that, we should start with what we know works well and then with small, limited evaluation studies we can try out all the other things that are promising concepts but not yet proven. You start with what you know and then you expand on a step-by-step basis.” “Informed choice means giving the player all the information you as the operator know in order to help them make the right decisions. But then consider what addiction is, it means a loss of control. To believe informed choice would be sufficient for an addict, that would be naive.” “I believe all the advancements in behavioural tracking and artificial intelligence makes all this possible,” he says. “You can, relatively quickly, recognise which direction players are going and if players are more likely to self-exclude at some point in the future.”  In Haeusler’s view, the sustainability report is intended to do exactly that, by creating a system of transparency and an environment conducive to testing, an area where he said he feels some operators have been lacking, allowing outside forces to have more say in dictating policy. “But on the other hand, it is lacking when it comes to the evidence base, because while you can ask a lot of people and get a lot of ideas, these ideas might not all have been sufficiently evaluated. There are some promising concepts but they need to be tried out before they can be exposed to a whole market, where there might be side effects that actually harm the regulatory goals.” “The more you can foster research and the more you can be transparent with your findings, that will help policy makers have a good foundation of empiric data to build upon,” Haeusler says.  At first glance, meeting the wildly different needs of both the customer base at large and the most vulnerable subset of customers may appear to be a balancing act where an operator would search for a middle ground, but Haeusler rejects that notion. Targeted interventions for player protection “How you handle the cases that are not so typical is important,” he says. “Based on everything we’ve seen about a customer, what we know, we ask, is: ‘Is informed choice enough, shall we share responsibility with the customer, or shall we go further and take over responsibility completely?’  Less than two weeks after its release, Tipico was revealed as one of the first sports betting licensees under the third amended State Treaty on Gambling. Days later, a transition period for online casino began. Under this temporary regime, operators that comply with social responsibility controls, then implement a €1 slot stake cap and a 5-second slot spin speed by 15 December, can operate without fear of prosecution.  No happy medium However, to Tipico’s head of corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting Joachim Haeusler (pictured), the largest achievement in the report is the fact it exists in the first place. Unlike the first edition, with its images of football fans, Tipico’s second annual corporate sustainability report bears only a plain red cover. The timing of the launch of the document, in a pivotal moment for the German online gambling market, may get the most attention, however.  For most customers, he says Tipico’s strategy revolves around informed choice: making sure players have all of the information they need to make a responsible decision. But this, he adds, would be a failure if it was Tipico’s only guidance.center_img Social responsibility AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The 90-page document covers not only Tipico’s approach to problem gambling, but also its environmental impact, customer satisfaction and work it does as an employer. Haeusler adds that while it was too soon to say what effects the regulations contained in the GlüNeuRStV may bring with any confidence, they carried a risk and the potential to do harm if they don’t work as planned. Tags: Glücksspielstaatsvertrag Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag GlüNeuRStV Tipico Joachim Haeusler These, it appears, would not be in line with Haeusler’s philosophy of informed choice for most and selective interventions for a smaller group.  He said many of the rules don’t appear to have a strong enough evidential basis to justify their implementation, which may be a product of the years of uncertainty that efforts to create a new national gambling framework faced. Different measures for different groups, though, can only work if members of each group can be easily identified. In Haeusler’s opinion, this may have once been a problem, but modern technology has changed that. “To a degree, the industry harms itself by not being supportive in producing evidence. Only if we actively support policy makers by creating the evidence base can we have something to stand on when we say, ‘Please, wait with that measure until it’s tested’.”  Email Address If that’s the case, then how may operators convince regulators to pursue more measured policy-making?  “You can group players and say, ‘These ones can be fine as long as they have enough information, these ones need us to share the responsibility and this group need us to ask the hard questions and potentially limit or exclude them’. If you can do that clustering, then you’re much closer to a safe market than most regulations currently are.” “After all of the years of struggle to create a licensing regime, it seems like they wanted to get it done at some point,” he says. “If they had to neglect the finer notes about how they were going to do it, they were perfectly willing to do so because the more you complicate the thing, the more difficult it is to make it happen. It’s understandable that they wanted to push through with this.” “In the end, there is a spectrum from cases where the responsibility lies fully with the informed customer, to cases where the operator must carry the responsibility, because the customer cannot.” “We have quite an advantage here in that we’ve started earlier than a lot of other operators in documenting our sustainability and that we do it as a key part of our strategy and not just to tick a box.” In his view, documenting achievements – and possible shortcomings – along the way should be a major part of any operator’s corporate social responsibility strategy. This transparency allows the public to see what has worked, and what did not, he explains.. “This allows for quite different approaches, some are not very invasive, but when you take over, impose limits, maybe even exclude the player that is hugely invasive, but sometimes it needs to be done. “The problem is that if you just impose all the ideas people have as regulation, we’ll find out if it works but you’re doing that with real people. So if a measure turns out to be counterproductive then it will do real harm,” he says.  Among the most significant statistics set out in the report are the overall customer satisfaction rates, which improved year-on-year, and the percentage of turnover that came from problem players, which remained below the German average.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tipico’s sustainability report, published in September, highlights both its improved relationship with its customer base as a whole and a relatively low rate of turnover from problem players. While this may be seen as a balancing act between helping problem players and catering to recreational customers, head of corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting Joachim Haeusler said Tipico views this dichotomy in a different way, and that it may be time for policy-makers to catch up to that view.last_img read more

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UWW Senior World Wrestling Championship 2019: Full Indian wrestling team and…

first_img Latest Sports News UWW Senior World Wrestling Championship 2019: Full Indian wrestling team and schedule for Women Wrestling Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates TAGSIndian WrestlingIndian Wrestling Team SquadPooja DhandaSakshi MalikUnited World WrestlingUnited World Wrestling LiveUWWUWW Senior World Wrestling Championship 2019UWW World Wrestling Championship 2019UWW WrestlingUWW Wrestling Championship 2019UWW Wrestling Championship 2019 Indian TeamUWW Wrestling Championship 2019 ScheduleUWW Wrestling LiveVinesh PhogatWomen Wrestling SHARE Sport News Previous articleUWW Senior World Wrestling Championship 2019: Full Indian wrestling team and schedule for Greco-RomanNext articleUWW Senior World Wrestling Championship 2019: How and where to buy Tickets Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One Shoppingcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comAlso Read: Watch Seniors World Wrestling Championships 2019 LiveSenior World Wrestling Championship 2019: Full Indian wrestling team and scheduleSporty Solutionz among India’s Top 10 sports companiesUWW Senior World Wrestling Championship 2019: Full Indian wrestling team and schedule for FreestyleUWW World Championship 2019: Full schedule for Women WrestlingTuesday, September 17WW – 50-53-55-72kgWednesday, September 18WW – 50-53-55-72kgWW – 57-59-65-76kgThursday, September 19WW – 57-59-65-76kgWW – 62-68kgFriday, September 20WW – 62-68kgUWW World Championship 2019: Full Indian wrestling team Women WrestlingWeight Category Name50 Kg. Seema53 Kg. Vinesh Phogat55 Kg. Lalita57 Kg. Sarita59 Kg. Pooja Dhanda62 Kg. Sakshi Malik65 Kg. Navjot Kaur68 Kg. Divya Kakran72 Kg. Komal Bhagwan Gole76 kg. KiranAlso Read: Sporty Solutionz to launch dedicated media platform for wrestlingUWW Senior World Wrestling Championship 2019: How and where to buy TicketsUWW World Rankings: Bajrang stays on top By Kunal Dhyani – August 26, 2019 Football SportSport News Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India ATP Tour Football Sport News PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Esports ATP Tour RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina hands Italy the lead at half-time; Follow Live Updates Sport News Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion UWW Senior World Wrestling Championships 2019 is all set to take place September 14-22,2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 2019 Wrestling World Championships should draw even more fan attention as it will serve as the first qualification event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The top six finishers in each Olympic weight category in Nur-Sultan will secure an Olympic qualification for their nations.All the wrestling fans can catch the live action of Senior World Championships only on Sporty Solutionz’s wrestling digital media platform – Wrestling TV – already has the digital streaming rights of the United World Wrestling events by virtue of the Sporty Solutionz–UWW media rights association. Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win titlelast_img read more

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National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgNational Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNational Tyre Services Limited is the largest distributor and retailer of new tyres and tubes for the automotive industry in Zimbabwe. Its focus is on re-lugging tyres used in the agricultural and earthmoving sector and the procurement of truck tyres for the Zimbabwe transport industry. Popular tyre brands sold by National Tyre Services include Dunlop, Firestone, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Pirelli, Bandag, Regal and Comforser. It offers products in its ranger catering for sedans, SUVs, off-road vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Its service outlets deal with wheel alignment, wheel balancing, product support and inner tyre tubes. The company has a national footprint with 12 retail outlets in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe. The re-lugging factory is in Harare and Chiredzi and re-treading and procurement of truck tyres is done out of Harare and Bulawayo. National Tyre Services Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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General Convention: Speaking up, in big and small ways, about…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 7, 2015 at 10:44 pm How do I avoid racial profiling? Richard Gatjens says: Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC General Convention 2015, July 8, 2015 at 9:36 am As a member of the Anti-Racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, it’s nice to see attention being paid to the issue again by the national church. We’ve seen funding and committees come and go, however, and I hope that this time the Church will stick to its commitment. It’s an issue we all need to become involved in. General Convention, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN 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 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm It’s depressing to hear the stories of continued discrimination practiced by unconscious white supremacists; but it’s reassuring to see DFMS facilitating this dialogue once again at General Convention after it diminished immensely following 2009 defunding of antiracism training. The new funding for racial justice & reconciliation holds promise that Bishop Curry’s election was more than an image stunt. It’s also reassuring to see the work of Atlanta and Southern Virginia dioceses highlighted; may it greatly expand! Thanks to Rev. Pat McCaughan and ENS for this excellent report. Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Comments (3) Rector Shreveport, LA General Convention: Speaking up, in big and small ways, about race Pop-up conversations offered safe places for sharing The Rev. Myra Garnes Shuler, introducing the young adult speakers at the Acts8Moment gathering. Photo: Lynn A. Collins[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] With the nation’s racial tensions boiling, the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church has spoken in a big way about its priorities, earmarking $2 million for racial justice and reconciliation work in the next triennium.The initiative involves “new money” and unrestricted funds and sends a strong hopeful message, according to Diane Pollard, a New York lay deputy and co-chair of General Convention’s Legislative Committee on Social Justice and United States Policy. The committee oversaw the bulk of resolutions involving racial justice and reconciliation efforts, including: A011, A182, A183, C019, and D044.During a July 2 budget debate Sam Gould, a Massachusetts deputy and a member of General Convention’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F), said that as a teenager he was the “New England prep school-attending white boy of my church’s primarily black and Latino youth group” in a town with one of the highest rates of gang activity in that state.“Over the years my eyes have been opened by watching my friends. Their public schools did not educate them. Their police do not make them safe. More have gone to prison than have graduated from college. These are not statistics; these are my friends.”“I used to view their reality as that of a glass ceiling they were trying to break through. I believe a more apt metaphor would be that they are trying to break up through the floor, the floor I have been invited to stand on because of the color of my skin. If we continue to look at racial justice as a black issue, we will fail… If we pat ourselves on the back after this convention and say ‘job well done,’ we will fail.”The Rev. Mally Lloyd of Massachusetts, PB&F chair, told Episcopal News Service that given the current racially charged atmosphere in the United States, the shootings and the plight of African-Americans, the committee wanted to do more in earmarking $2 million for racial justice and reconciliation and offering a blank slate for the church to be able to try something new.The $2 million will come from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s short-term reserves and is part of the $4.7 million surplus with which the 2013-2015 triennium is predicted to end.“We’re seeing this as an extraordinary circumstance and an extraordinary opportunity and, therefore, using extraordinary means to support it,” Diocese of Maine Bishop Stephen Lane, PB&F vice chair, told ENS.Pollard acknowledged the nation’s racially charged context, noting that as convention has met in Salt Lake City, seven predominantly black Southern churches have had suspicious fires. In the months before convention, police-involved shootings of unarmed African-American men, and the June 17 murders of nine black churchgoers during an Emanuel AME Church Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, by a self-described white supremacist, have intensified racial unrest.“We are where we are,” Pollard said July 1, of the nation’s racial ills. But she believes the work of convention can refocus efforts for reconciliation.Gould agreed: “As a member of PB&F, I am proud of this budget and the bold statement it makes. However, it must be seen as the start of a movement Jesus is calling us into. The movement for racial justice and reconciliation, that is what every Episcopalian must engage in. Now, we know that only together and with God is change possible.”Pollard said the committee’s racial justice resolutions “inform and support each other” and are pieces of a larger whole.“Our church has this great opportunity to build on what has happened … and if we’re honest about it, all we can say is, ‘Are we going to answer the call?’ I think we are, but we’re also human beings and we’re frail, too.“I’ve been in this struggle for a long time,” she added. “It’s not something that I’m ever going to give up. This is a time of opportunity in the church.”The time is now: ‘Pieces of a larger whole’Pollard and others say the landslide election of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry as 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church also speaks in a big way about the church’s priorities and dreams. Curry, who will begin his nine-year term Nov. 1 as the first African-American presiding bishop, has said reconciliation and evangelism are mainstays of his ministry.He joined with hundreds of bishops and other convention-goers during a June 28 anti-gun-violence procession to witness, worship and walk through the streets of Salt Lake City. The goal was to build common ground and “bring an end to violence, because black lives matter, brown lives matter, all lives matter,” he said.Curry challenged marchers to: “Go forth, go forth, go forth into this world and proclaim that love is the only way. Go forth and proclaim that we will end the scourge of violence, we will make poverty history, and we will end racism, because we all got one God who created us and we are all children of that one God, and we are brothers and sisters one of another, and all lives matter.”Annette Buchanan, Union of Black Episcopalians’ president, addresses the participants of the July 1 Acts8Moment gathering. Photo: Lynn A. CollinsMany, including Union of Black Episcopalians‘ President Annette Buchanan, believe that Curry’s election signals an era of reconciliation and deep listening and cooperation within the church.“Part of what we are all committed to in The Episcopal Church is having a conversation about racial justice and social justice,” Buchanan said at an evening conversation co-sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Acts8Moment July 1 at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City.“One of the things that we have found, as we hear more every day about all these atrocities, is that we’re starting to get numb. We can’t handle it any more; it’s too much,” she told the gathering.But, while visiting churches, she realized that “no one was having this conversation. It was like a dissonance; the world was going crazy. But many of us were not having those conversations in our coffee hours. We were not hearing about it in our sermons, there was no opportunity for dialogue.”Education, training, actionChuck Wynder, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s missioner for social justice and advocacy engagement, said racial reconciliation when combined with social justice opens up amazing spaces for transformation, to be lived out not only in church but also in the community. He cited as examples the Diocese of Atlanta’s Beloved Community Commission and the Diocese of Southern Virginia’s “Repairing the Breach.”“We have to recognize that without justice-making, there is no reconciliation; that justice-making is naming and speaking truth,” he said.Emily Shelton, from the Diocese of Virginia and a member of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship Young Adults, said she got involved in racial justice efforts after University of Virginia student Martese Johnson, who is African-American, was beaten right outside her front door by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents.“Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown – they were just names to me until one day it came to my front door,” she told the General Convention’s Legislative Committee on Social Justice and United States Policy. “God is sounding the alarm but we keep hitting the snooze button. It’s time for the church to wake up.”The Rev. Kurt Gearhart, a Washington, D.C. deputy, said he spent last year intentionally exploring “with fellow Christians at St. Patrick’s, Washington D.C., habits that perpetrate racism. We discerned together that the civil rights movement isn’t over. We’ve done a lot of the easy work; now we have to do the difficult work. We have to change our hearts and souls. It’s the work of the church. We have to do it together, as a community that’s going to learn from each other.”The Rev. Ramelle McCall, rector of St. Michael and All Angels, Baltimore, testified before a committee hearing that, as an African-American priest in the Diocese of Maryland, he and others have been working to build bridges with local authorities. But, he said, “racial profiling is real. It’s next door, and it frightens the hell out of me.”The Rev. Kim Turner Baker, who is African-American, petitioned for “a systematic way of studying and approaching these problems. What we need to do is help everybody look at this through a Gospel perspective and work to change the government.”She said she has served in various settings, sometimes as the only person of color in a congregation. While most people are of good will, she said statistics indicate “the majority of whites in this country very rarely have any interaction with a person of color. Our church is predominantly white; our church needs to be educated.”David Aniss, a Fond du Lac deputy, told the committee that an Education for Ministry course through Sewanee’s School of Theology about multicultural understanding became a focus for continued dialogue. “The fundamental problem is the lack of understanding between cultures,” he said. “There is a lot of almost-unconscious bias people show.”Kevin Smallwood reads a reflection about being racially profiled by hotel security. Photo: Lynn A. CollinsSarah Watkins, a member of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship Young Adults, told the committee that many people have to be taught how to talk about race and how to listen about it as well.“Where white people get hung up, with regards to anti-racism when there’s violence against people of color, we wring our hands and feel guilty and we don’t know how to move forward,” said Watkins, who is white.Anita George, 76, a deputy from Mississippi and a lifelong Episcopalian, said she has been engaged in the civil rights movement “since I was 17 years old. As a professional, I have done diversity work. As an educator I was doing multicultural work in educational as well as in church settings.”For so long, she said, people of color have struggled to tell their stories to majority groups and not always with the best results. But this convention – along with what’s going on in society – have a different feel because “the stories are being held right up in front of us, all around us,” she said. “It’s almost like Christ is saying, ‘Can’t you see? Look here. I’m showing you.’“I feel we’re in a time where we can’t deny the sin and the violence, and if we don’t step forward now as a church, I don’t know who else will.”‘Creating safe spaces to listen’Heidi Kim, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society missioner for racial reconciliation, and Wynder said they aimed to create and to support “safe spaces” to allow opportunities for such conversations and connections to take place in Salt Lake City and beyond convention.Some of these opportunities during convention included:An evening with documentary filmmaker Arleigh Prelow, chronicling the life of noted theologian Howard Thurman, said to have influenced the Civil Rights Movement. Thurman established the nation’s first interracial, intercultural and interfaith congregation and advocated tirelessly for community among disparate races and faiths.Two screenings of the Emmy-nominated “Traces of the Trade,” examining the legacy of the slave trade in America. Episcopalian filmmaker Katrina Brown is a descendant of the DeWolf family, the largest slave-trading dynasty in U.S. history. The noted PBS documentary follows Brown and nine DeWolf descendants as they confront this legacy by retracing the Triangle Trade, and visiting the DeWolf hometown of Bristol, Rhode Island; slave forts in Ghana; and ruins of a family plantation in Cuba.Facilitating the screenings of Traces of the Trade were Dain Perry, a descendant of slave-traders, and his wife Constance, a descendant of slaves, who have screened the film throughout The Episcopal Church in dioceses and parishes, in the hopes of furthering conversations about race.The evening with Arleigh Prelow was presented by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.“Both events seem especially important in light of events in Charleston, South Carolina,” noted Bishop Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer of The Episcopal Church. “These events will lead to worthwhile conversations and may be an effective way to further the work of racial justice and reconciliation in dioceses in the weeks and months following General Convention.”Said Kim: “Episcopalians throughout the church have lamented the violent deaths of African-Americans in South Carolina, Ferguson, Staten Island, Baltimore, and beyond, and want to answer our baptismal call to ‘strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.’ These two films and the discussions around them will provide opportunities for participants to connect with others committed to the ministry of racial justice and reconciliation, and begin to discern together how to move this work forward in our congregations, dioceses and provinces.”Moving beyond black and white: Hearing all voicesRoja Singh, a St. John Fischer College sociology professor married to Rochester Bishop Prince Singh, said an overflow crowd of enthusiastic young people electrified one of the dialogues on race led by Kim and Wynder.“They had so much energy. So many people kept arriving that they ran out of chairs and were sitting on the floor,” she said.Included were: Sergio Trinidad-Estrada, 18; Ashley Seeley, 17; Jacqui Maes, 18; and Kinnon McPeak, 15; all from the Diocese of Olympia.They ranked racism, if not as No. 1, then certainly as the second-most serious challenge facing society and the church.Trinidad-Estrada and Seeley, who is Native American, said they had both experienced racially motivated bullying and harassment but, in the words of Maes, they all want “to be part of the generation that makes the change and is the change, and to get a better understanding of where other people are coming from.”They attended the dialogue on race to hear other perspectives and to help form some of their own. Most especially, they were impressed that “people were able to open up and to let us know the personal experiences they’ve had,”  Trinidad-Estrada said. “The opportunity to talk about your own experiences and see what you have in common and grow as a community together is phenomenal.”“Talking about it does help a lot,” said Seeley. “You know you’re not alone and there are other people who want to make it better.”McPeak said one of the issues was the lack of connection between races, something Singh also believes. “There needs to be trust-building across racial groups. We’re here in this together, we need to build a sense of solidarity.”Singh, a sociologist, said learning to embrace her identity as a Dalit, or untouchable person, in India made her feel vulnerable, but “the feeling of being outcast was more pronounced here” in the United States.“I’m very proud of The Episcopal Church, and this has been a wonderful convention with the anti-gun-violence march, the passage of marriage equality, the election of Bishop Michael Curry as the presiding bishop,” she said. “But how ready is the church structurally to address these issues?”The difficult challenge; vulnerability, being ‘broken open’At an Acts8Moment gathering, the Rev. Megan Castellan, a West Missouri alternate deputy, invited participants on a “quest to be broken open and to overcome our numbness and to see the spirit working in those around us.”Deeply listening to the stories of others — without judging or commenting — even when those stories evoke discomfort, or pain or joy or celebration, is a first step, she said.“It’s only when we hear one another’s stories, when we bear them in ourselves, that we can truly become the beloved community that God calls us to be, the community united in love, and overcome the divisions that separate us.”Byron Sloan, 28, a University of Arizona Episcopal campus minister, is Navajo and said that reconciliation, for him, was becoming baptized in The Episcopal Church.“Reconciliation means different things to different generations,” he said. “For me, it’s living into the intersectionality of my identity as Navajo and as Christian and being able to have the church honor all the parts of who (I am). For the older generation, it’s acknowledging wrongs that have been done.“I’m coming into the church at a time when I’m blessed to see the Doctrine of Discovery is being repudiated. It has let me see the church’s true colors,” added Sloan, an organizer of the Young Adult Festival at General Convention.Another speaker, Kevin Smallwood, 22, an Episcopal Service Corps intern at Christ Church Cathedral, in Springfield, Massachusetts, said he was racially profiled twice at his Salt Lake City hotel. These acts of overt racism brought him to tears, “tears I felt had been inside me forever.”“It pushed me to an emotional state where I felt the cries of all people of color who have overtly and covertly experienced racism.”He added: “I urge the church to radically answer the cries of people of color and to engage with the voices of every city we go to. Action is the language of the millennials. Let us act in Christ’s name.”Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu, 21, a Chicago native, said he joined The Episcopal Church three months ago after a trip to Manzanar, where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II, a trip which “first linked my racial identity and my faith in an organic way.“That was one of the moments I first convinced myself, ‘Wow, I should start thinking about race and my faith.’ It really does matter. I can’t just be color-blind in Christ.”A question he has for the church: “If we truly do believe that God is literally incarnated among people who are incarcerated, starved, tortured, lynched, crucified, shot, detained, pushed away, what does it say about us, that our church is not only the highest educated, but the wealthiest denomination in the United States?”He noted that no Asian-American has ever been invited to preach at a convention Eucharist. But he said the Taiko drums pounding were like the heartbeat of the Asian-American community, “passionate. It showed that we aren’t some complacent, silent model minorities, but threatening, powerful, drumming, shouting rhythms, that we do and say powerful things to threaten white supremacy in our church.”The Rev. Canon Frank Logue, a Georgia deputy and treasurer for the Acts8Moment, said the goal of the evening was that “we listen to each other, that is all we hope for. Basically all we want to do is proclaim resurrection in The Episcopal Church.”Said the Union of Black Episcopalians’ Buchanan: “These conversations will help to bridge the divide deep and wide within our church and sensitize us to the insidiousness of racism and injustice in our church.”She, too, said she felt a sense of hope in expanded leadership roles for women and people of color, with Curry’s election.But she added: “While we have these hopeful moments,” there are still moments in this convention that say there’s a lot more work to do.“Some of our young people have been racially profiled in our exhibit halls,” she said. “We’ve had some of our senior deputies challenged and asked whether they were guests at hotels. We’ve looked at our worship services and wondered why we couldn’t creatively blend all of our cultures and services to represent us all.”She smiled. “But, this is the path we’re on and it’s the path we’re committed to, and with God’s help, we’ll get there.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team reporting about the 78th General Convention. 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Office of Government Relations outlines church’s priorities for new Congress,…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Office of Government Relations] The Episcopal Church’s Washington-based Office of Government Relations issued the following message Jan. 5 on the church’s policy priorities for the new Congress and incoming Biden administration.On Sunday, members of the 117th Congress were sworn in. This new Congress is the most diverse in U.S history in terms of race and ethnicity, including having a record number of Black and Indigenous women in Congress. There are more women in Congress than at any other time in history, as well as record numbers of the LGBTQ community.Tourists gather in front of the White House in November 2018. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceMembers of Congress have their work cut out for them in the coming months. While Congress passed the appropriations and stimulus bill at the end of the year (which the President thankfully signed), many of the benefits in the stimulus bill expire in March. Congress will need to address a dizzying array of domestic concerns and international crises. And members across the political spectrum will want to take action on the promises they campaigned on, ranging from addressing racial injustice and enacting police reform to ending corruption and bringing back jobs.A new Congress and new Administration presents The Episcopal Church with the opportunity to highlight our values and to speak up for the way we think our country should be governed. The first 100 days of the presidency do matter (see an article from FiveThirtyEight here and the work of political scientist Casey Byrne Knudsen Dominguez here), and the new Administration has an ambitious agenda. We are hopeful that our government will be able to rise to the challenge and enact meaningful legislation that helps all Americans. We will continue to engage on areas where the Church has spoken, including:Creation Care: The Episcopal Church supports policies that protect the natural resources that sustain all life on Earth. In recognition that loving God and our neighbor includes caring for God’s creation and the environment where our neighbor lives, OGR advocates for policies that protect the natural world and that promote a healthy, clean, and safe environment for all. Our advocacy includes greenhouse gas emission reduction, a just transition away from fossil fuel energy, and safeguards to protect clean water and clean air.Racial Reconciliation: OGR challenges long-established policies that perpetuate systemic racism and injustice and strives to change legislation that continues to harm Black and Indigenous communities and other communities of color. The Episcopal Church aims to bring a perspective of transformation to public policy to heal communities that have been the most marginalized and discriminated against.Ending Poverty: OGR advocates for policies that will eliminate poverty and help people live with dignity, both in the U.S. and internationally. OGR advocates for federal programs that provide development assistance and humanitarian relief, including education and healthcare initiatives, as well as support for social safety net programs, care for veterans, and other U.S.-focused anti-poverty initiatives.Immigration and Refugees: We advocate for comprehensive immigration reform through policies that respect the dignity and worth of every human being. OGR works to protect the human rights and safety of refugees by supporting the refugee resettlement work of Episcopal Migration Ministries and advocating for robust refugee resettlement policies.Human Rights and Peacebuilding: The Church supports legislation and policies that protect human rights and prevent atrocities, promote gender justice, and build peace. OGR partners with non-U.S. Episcopal dioceses and provinces throughout the Anglican Communion to work towards justice.We will also push for an ambitious response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including accelerating vaccination for the most vulnerable and helping to encourage the general public to take the vaccine following guidance from public health experts. We thank you for your commitment to public policy advocacy and look forward to our partnership in the year ahead!With best wishes in this Christmastide and New Year,The Office of Government Relations (OGR) Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Public Policy Network, Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Office of Government Relations outlines church’s priorities for new Congress, administration Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Posted Jan 5, 2021 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Faith & Politics Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

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Alviaes House / Materia Modular

first_img Alviaes House / Materia Modular Photographs:  Orlando FonsecaText description provided by the architects. This project is related to a single-family detached home developed in an area designated as “Forest Space”. The project considers the environmental characteristics and the remote horizontal line where it can be seen Ria de Aveiro, a river stream. Save this picture!© Orlando FonsecaThe project contains a vast program in a contemporary language, considering an implanting area of 271 sqm. It develops in two volumes, both intersecting, one of higher dimensions, with two floors, and one of smaller scale, with a single floor. The ground floor of the higher volume is dedicated to the social area of the house and also contains a garage for two cars. The upper level is reserved for the private area of the family. The smaller volume has the remaining part of the requested program, which basically contemplates the game room, an interior swimming pool and a Turkish bath room. Save this picture!© Orlando FonsecaIn the area surrounding the house, it was developed a platform that expands the areas related to the living-room and the kitchen, and from which there is an access to the exterior swimming pool that enables a full contemplation of the distant but magnificent view of Aveiro.Project gallerySee allShow lessHot Air: An inflatable, inhabitable monumentArticlesGimpo Art Hall / G.Lab*Articles Share “COPY” Area:  57870 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/41048/alviales-house-materia-modular Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Orlando Fonseca+ 20 Share Projects Houses CopyHouses•Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal Photographs “COPY” Year:  Architects: Materia Modular Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMateria ModularOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOliveira de AzemeisHousesOliveira de AzeméisPortugalPublished on November 18, 2009Cite: “Alviaes House / Materia Modular” 18 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Alviaes住宅 / Materia Modular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 2009 Portugal Alviaes House / Materia ModularSave this projectSaveAlviaes House / Materia Modular ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/41048/alviales-house-materia-modular Clipboardlast_img read more

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8 Gardens House / Goko MX

first_img Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596600/8-gardens-house-goko-mx Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Aki Itami R.+ 30 Share 8 Gardens House / Goko MX ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596600/8-gardens-house-goko-mx Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Goko MX Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•Cuernavaca, Mexico 2014 Houses Photographs Year:  8 Gardens House / Goko MXSave this projectSave8 Gardens House / Goko MX Photographs:  Aki Itami R.Project Director:Isaac GuzmánConstruction:VansaLandscape:PolenLighting:Martín LealProject Architects:Christopher Koehn, Jose Martín GonzálezCity:CuernavacaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aki Itami R.Recommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – Curved“Smart Living ”. The luxury of rest.Today we live in an expedited manner within the city. Quality of life is measured in luxury rather than experience. On this basis we opted for a practical and sincere architecture to respond to the client’s needs, prioritizing internal, open, naturally lit spaces. Less built square footage that impact on a better cost, less use of resources and greater interaction with nature.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe goal: to create a home and a relaxing experience of absolute relaxation that contributes to the environment and a better quality of life. The mission was to provide the user with an alternative space where pleasure and relaxation can coexist. Areas on one level where they could meet each other or with guests to live and relax while doing something nice, like cooking, resting in the water, exercising, collecting fruit, having a drink or just sitting and admiring the landscape.Save this picture!© Aki Itami R.The natural heartWe take avantage of the main tree on the property and turn the project around it. On a single level we insert eight indoor gardens for each space, giving each one a different contact with nature. Inside we start our design from the central garden: A “tabachín” that floats on a reflecting pool and serves as the heart of the house, a connection between all spaces. The guest rooms open onto the interior gardens respectively, the garden of ferns and Macuilli garden. The master bedroom in the most private area opens onto the bougainvillea garden and the main garden, which is also connected to the living room, terrace, pool and dining room.Save this picture!© Aki Itami R.The Garden of cycads between living room and tv room, the orchard at the access, green courtyards in the bathrooms and the green tunnel for direct access to the main garden complement the configuration of the project. Although our architecture plays a key role within the house, it is through the insertion of spaces for contemplation of nature that we achieve a true experience.Save this picture!© Aki Itami R.               Efficient architecture: we achieve more with less.We base the design of the house on a grid that conforms the structure, organizes and opens the space. So we play with the flexibility within the house through offsetting walls. Full floor to ceiling windows 3.60 m high emphasize the views and the importance of natural lighting for the entire project. The interior height keeps the spaces fresh despite the high temperatures in Cuernavaca.Save this picture!© Aki Itami R.We inject natural lighting through different systems: overhead lighting in domes and courtyards, through windows and finally indirect natural light offsetting slabs at different heights. Materials such as travertine marble for floors and main walls, walnut for the living room and woodwork, tiles and white walls, and transparent floor to ceiling glass resulted in the feeling of a fresh, open, warm and much larger space.Save this picture!© Aki Itami R.All artificial led lighting, systems for water collection and treatment, photo-cells to produce electricity, and solar heaters for hot water reduced the energy consumption of the house and create a project more aware of our surroundings. In conclusion, this project is a reflection of the philosophy of our office, GoKo pays much more attention to planning, client needs and understanding of the environment, rather than a prescribed aesthetic formula.Save this picture!© Aki Itami R.Project gallerySee allShow lessInfographic: ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2015InfographicsThe Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseñoSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeGoko MXOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuernavacaMexicoPublished on February 11, 2015Cite: “8 Gardens House / Goko MX” [Casa 8 Jardines / Goko MX] 11 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

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Getting the Money: How to Succeed in Fundraising for Public and Nonprofit Libraries

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding This book is about fundraising, a topic for which a quick GOOGLE search will brings up 3,170,000 hits. The content there ranges from tips for community programs such as story hours and simple book sales (a good way to clean house of outdated or little used books to make a little money) to referendum issues for increased or dedicated funding. The goal for this book is to sort through the activities and tools and then provide a clear, concise strategy to assist people in creating the funding to ensure success of their library and other governmental and nonprofit organizations. Getting the Money: How to Succeed in Fundraising for Public and Nonprofit Libraries About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 September 2008 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more