Hotshot: Northampton Saints centre Fraser Dingwall

first_imgThis midfield man has been training with Eddie Jones’s England squad Show of strength: Fraser Dingwall scores a try for Northampton (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the June 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. When did you link up with Saints? When I was 13. I’ve gone right through – U16, U18 and senior academy.What about age-grade honours? center_img TAGS: Northampton Saints I didn’t get picked for Midlands U16, so I went down the Scottish Exiles route and captained Scotland U16, then played for the U18s the following year. The next year I played for England U18 and I had two years with the U20s.Is it England all the way now? It’s still very much up in the air. I want to play at the highest level I can.How did you find training with England in the Six Nations? A good learning experience. It was quite surreal but I was lucky to be part of that environment.BUY RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE ONLINEWhat would you like to have achieved in a year’s time? I’d like to have won silverware with Saints and to be included in next year’s Six Nations EPS.Who’s been the biggest influence on you? Can I name a few? Roddy Deans, my Scotland U16 coach; Barry Burgess and James Hinkins at Bedford School; Simon Sinclair, who pushed me through at Saints. And John Fletcher.What do you do away from rugby? I’m doing a part-time degree with the Open University in health sciences – it’s the closest thing I could do to biomedical science.I was going to study that at university but then the senior academy offer came in and I went down the rugby route. It’s good to have something to do off the pitch. I’m racing through it at the minute!RW VERDICT: He grew up admiring the feats of Dan Carter and is flourishing at Franklin’s Gardens thanks to another Kiwi, Chris Boyd. Averaging a try every three games for Northampton, Dingwall is already on Eddie Jones’s radar. Northampton Saints centre Fraser DingwallDate of birth 7 April 1999 Born Cambridge Position Centre Club Northampton Saints Country EnglandHow old were you when you starting playing? Six, at Cambridge RUFC. I also played at Bedford School.Did you play any other sports? A fair bit of football. Sometimes on a Sunday I’d play rugby in the morning and football in the afternoon. I kept playing both until I was 14.What positions have you played? I started as a fly-half and slowly moved wider, to 12 and then 13. I played a year at full-back at school too. I’d say 13 is my main position.What are your strengths? Probably my reading of the game, defensively more than attack. I’m naturally not the biggest so I’m working on my physicality.last_img read more

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Western North Carolina Bishop’s letter on deep-seated racism

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Submit a Press Release Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,During a recent conversation with the Presiding Bishop, bishops were invited, on the occasion of the feast day of St. Augustine of Canterbury, to consider our origins as Christians and as Anglicans. I heard again, the charge Pope Gregory the Great gave to Augustine,“So do not let the toil of the journey or the tongues of men, discourage you, but with all earnestness and by God’s guidance fulfill what you have started, knowing that great labor is followed by the greater glory of an eternal reward.” The journey before us as a global community is unique as we walk together navigating the uncertainties of Covid-19. We are also on a spiritual and journey that is calling us to wake up to the realities of deep-rooted, systemic racism and to labor together in dismantling white privilege.Truth be told, the novel coronavirus has washed over society and loosened the silt of our willful blindness or naiveté, laying bare the persistent reality of systemic inequalities in our world: inequalities in access to health care; inequalities in the justice system; inequalities in education; inequalities in employment and earnings; and the list goes on. I am especially aware how racial and ethnic minorities bear a disproportionate burden of coronavirus illness and death than predominantly white communities.What is more, I am grieved by the endless acts of violence and death toward black men. Someone once said, we have another pandemic affecting our nation – the virus of deep seeded racism, and hate and fear of persons of color.The images of black men being terrorized and choked off from their lives, their dignity, and their freedom reveal more about the true nature of our nation and nation’s history than many people choose to face. But we must face it; we must expose the thickness of our blindness and bigotry: excuses and avoidance lead to more funerals.As the Presiding Bishop has encouraged, we are called to be:Voices for those who don’t have a voice;Voices for those who are not being heard;Voices for those who are dying alone;Voices for those suffering with loneliness;Voices for those who have lost jobs;And voices for those who, because of the color of their skin, systemically bear the burden of inequality, prejudice, violence and hate.My friends, we are called to a spiritual accounting. As I said in my Pentecost message, I believe the Holy Spirit is inviting us to go deep and reclaim some of the ancient and life-giving practices of the Early Church.I believe if we devote ourselves to the study and reflection of the sacred stories in Scripture, we will hear the steadfast dream of God for all people to be respected and honored.I believe if we devote ourselves to prayer and silence, we will hear the voice of God calling us to examine our lives and welcome the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts, attitudes and behaviors, especially our ingrained dispositions toward black men.I believe if we devote ourselves to service and care for those on the margins, not only we see the face of Christ in others, we may be the face of Christ for others.I believe if we devote ourselves to the proclamation the Good News and love of God in Christ, we help bring joy and mercy to all those hungry for hope.Finally, I believe if we devote ourselves to prophetic action to confront inequality and injustice, we participate in God’s mission to reconcile and redeem the world.I challenge you to be the voices that speak out against racism, voices that demand justice. I also challenge you to let your voices turn to action. Join me in the sacred work of building God’s Beloved Community, where all people are lifted-up and loved.“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.” – Pope Gregory the Great Faithfully,The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlinBishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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How I met Charlie Daniels

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceThe Charlie Daniels Band Previous articleLegendary musician Chuck Berry dead at 90Next articleBreaking down walls in the town of Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It was my pleasure. It was a great day. Michelle Bankson Please enter your comment! March 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm Mama Mia I have seen Charlie Daniels many times, and he always does a great concert. One of my favorites of his is the ” Legend of Wooley Swamp”. Don’t go out there at night, there are things that will get ya’ out there, and there are some things in this ol’ world that can’t be explained….. Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply March 19, 2017 at 5:13 pmcenter_img By Michelle BanksonLast Wednesday was our Apopka Chamber’s Lunch Mingle at Something Fishy. I had a great conversation with Joe Bamford who owns Get Off The Bus Concerts.  He shared with us how he is wanting to bring more “big name” concerts to the Apopka Amphitheater.He is an amazing man who wants to give back to the community when he actually could retire.  Joe isn’t trying to make money on these concerts. The cool thing is all of the net proceeds go to a local charity.  Joe’s biggest joy is helping local charities through the concerts he produces. He started with Travis Tritt a few months ago. Friday night it was The Charlie Daniels Band. Joe is hoping to bring many more concerts to our wonderful city.At the Mingle Joe informed us he had forgotten to set up an SUV and a driver for the band. Apparently Joe normally reaches out to a local car dealer, but, being new to Apopka, he did not know who to call.I told him I could help him find a vehicle, but one of the other minglers said, “Why not use the Sleigh?”Joe said, “The Sleigh?”I explained that is the nickname for my Tahoe SUV.“What color is it?” asked Joe.“Black,” I responded.”“That would be perfect.  Can you pick them up on Friday afternoon?”So that is how I found myself in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn on Friday.It was a great experience meeting the band and taking them to the Amphitheater.  Joe arranged for me to sit in a great location for the concert and I got a great picture with Charlie and his autograph.The concert was amazing.  Charlie is 80 years old and yet he still plays his fiddle and his guitar like he’s in his 20’s.  I seriously had a smile on my face from the beginning of the concert to way after it was over.I hope Apopka and Central Florida will come to these concerts.  They will bring great things to the city of Apopka and to local charities.Michelle Bankson responsible for Member Relations for the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. Reply Reply March 19, 2017 at 10:52 pm Reply That was very nice of you Ms. Michelle to provide the ride for the band in your sleigh! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear 3 COMMENTS Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Guest Houses in Relax Park Verholy / YOD Group

first_img Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/633655/guest-houses-in-relax-park-verholy-yod-diesign-lab Clipboard Ukraine Houses Save this picture!© Andrey Avdeenko+ 8 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/633655/guest-houses-in-relax-park-verholy-yod-diesign-lab Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Andrey Avdeenko Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoText description provided by the architects. The guest houses are the variation of the hotel rooms in spa-complex Relax Park Verholy located in a pine forest in the Poltava region. Houses are built from lightweight metal frame structures made by BF Zavod company (Kiev) in accordance with the designers’ drafts. The space of the house is 32 m² and the total weight of the frame with the sandwich panels, covering construction and floors, is 2200 kg.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoOne of the challenges that faced the studio was the realization of the project in a short time. Designers managed to complete it within only two months. During this period construction works were carried out, engineering networks and communications were established, and finishing works and decoration were implemented.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoInstead of the usual solid base the house stands on the so-called screw base. This technology allows to set quickly the structure in any landscape without harming nature. This type of base helped to set the houses among the pines without damaging any trees or their root system. The houses are standing above the ground (at least a meter), so designers succeeded to manage without the base structure and the waterproofing. All drainages were hidden behind the front cladding.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe interior floors are tiled and equipped with water heating; the walls are covered with plywood from veneered oak, and ceilings and terrace – with larch plates. From the outside the building is covered with heat-treated plates made of solid alder. The house is equipped with water heating and channel air-conditioning. All lighting (diode lamps and background diode highlighters) are energy saving.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoThe interior is realized in minimalist aesthetics. For finishing designers used natural materials and colors. One of the walls in the house is fully glazed. In the daytime guests can enjoy nature without leaving the room, and for evening privacy the rooms have the dense curtains.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoProject gallerySee allShow lessSlow Food Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Herzog & de MeuronSelected ProjectsMade to be Moved / ArcgencySelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Sosnivka, Ukraine ArchDaily 2015 Area:  32 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Architects: YOD Group Area Area of this architecture project Guest Houses in Relax Park Verholy / YOD GroupSave this projectSaveGuest Houses in Relax Park Verholy / YOD Group Guest Houses in Relax Park Verholy / YOD Group CopyAbout this officeYOD GroupOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyivSosnivkaHousesWoodUkrainePublished on May 26, 2015Cite: “Guest Houses in Relax Park Verholy / YOD Group” 26 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save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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Story of Three Courts Residence / Collage Architecture Studio

first_img 2017 Area:  8500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Story of Three Courts Residence / Collage Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveStory of Three Courts Residence / Collage Architecture Studio CopyAbout this officeCollage Architecture StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangaloreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on May 08, 2020Cite: “Story of Three Courts Residence / Collage Architecture Studio” 07 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save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 stream Projects Houses Architects: Collage Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project Story of Three Courts Residence / Collage Architecture Studio CopyHouses•Bangalore, India India Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TD+ 36Curated by Hana Abdel Share Mounds & Swales, Bijoy Chacko Year: center_img ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938976/story-of-three-courts-residence-collage-architecture-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, FunderMax, Hansgrohe, Gessi, Saint-Gobain, Adobe, Nuance Studio, Schneider Electrical, Trimble “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938976/story-of-three-courts-residence-collage-architecture-studio Clipboard Photographs:  Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TD Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorArchitect In Charge:Swapnil Valvatkar, Pradnya PatilDesign Team:Swapnil Valvatkar, Pradnya Patil, Nandita Natesh, Surbhi MittalClients:Anupama, PrashanthConsultants:Rays Consulting Engineers, RavishankarCity:BangaloreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDText description provided by the architects. In keeping with the client’s desire for a strictly Vastu compliant house, the placement of the spaces in the house are in synch with the plan of the Vastu Purusha Mandala. Thus the biggest challenge while designing the house was to arrive at a visually appealing structure from a rigid program that dictated the specific locations of various spaces. The design of this residence aims at getting rid of the solemn and stereotyped impression of a traditional Vastu defined home, where the nine grids curb the free flowing creativity of design. Instead it focuses primarily on creating an open and active living atmosphere where the young family can grow into and flourish. This residence is an ideal illustrative of an urban home designed for a family of four.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDThe clients being simple and deep rooted wished to have a clean, minimalist, simple yet a modern house where nature would seamlessly tie the built and un-built together. The proposed site nests in a prime, high-end residential area, with the north and east side abutting the road. Measuring 80’x 85’, the other two sides of the site are surrounded by buildings. The design responds primarily to the context by retaining the existing trees and bringing their essence within the built spaces. Vastu grid is a loose guide upon which the living spheres are placed interspersed with size able chunks of landscape carved into the built mass. The three courtyards break the monotony of stark materials and masses that define the entire structure. Each of these courts unfolds a different experience and theme for a user.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDThe built seems to be complimented by the existing and added greenery which is an experience in itself. Upon entering, one gets an uninterrupted vision of the house with green pockets in between. Designed around 3 courtyards as focal points, the buildings primary spaces push and pull to create a variety of spatial experiences- solid and void, light and dark. This house has been designed as a volume eliminating the enclosures for individual spaces, puncturing the mass strategically to maximize the daylight in the interior spaces and opening the house to fresh wind. Elevating the living floor plate provided space for car park and in turn helped cutting off direct visual connection to the interiors. Thus the raised plinth in a way acts as a compound wall for the house eventually merging with the landscaped area.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDA central courtyard functions as a transition from a public space to private one. This double height court is the heart of the structure which is embellished with lush green flora. The built home may be simple, yet is rich in thought, detail and specification. Projecting cubes, double height spaces, courtyards amidst the delicate landscaping are complementary elements used in conjunction with the material palette. Every space is visually connected to enhance interaction within the house. A level difference is tactfully used to mark the various spaces in place of creating walls, and yet the privacy of each space is well maintained. Split level planning has been adopted, thereby providing spacious rooms arranged around the central court.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDSave this picture!Section CSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDZoning has been done horizontally and vertically providing a visual and physical connection between the spaces. Skylights have been strategically placed which aid in improving the spatial quality. The projecting balconies frame beautiful vistas of the surrounding. The material palette is kept minimal, marble flooring captures reflections while exposed concrete panels add a rustic charm to the exterior. Balanced use of wood, both in the interiors and the exteriors to pronounce warmth, escalates the sensation of luxury. The full height glazed openings provide transparency and helps capturing surrounding beauty.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDThe result is a residence that is a product of a perfect amalgamation between the built and the naturally existing, blend of modern design, materials and natural elements. Water, earth, sky and vegetation come together to frame and accentuate the contemporary design to create a warm, stylish and inherently comfortable modern residence. The green space is not limited to the exteriors of the building only but also dominates the spatial structure of the interior layout. All the common areas of the house which surround the courtyard like the living, dining and the kitchen areas which are the day-units are treated as exterior spaces to seem as extensions of the landscape areas into the interiors. The internal court serves a dual purpose of being a climatological feature and a strong aesthetic element.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil, Arunkumar TDProject gallerySee allShow lessDevolution Park / DevolutionSelected ProjectsIROHA Village Factory / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAPSelected Projects Share “COPY” Landscape: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptionlast_img read more

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Christian Aid launches £1m Haiti earthquake appeal

first_img Howard Lake | 13 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christian Aid launches £1m Haiti earthquake appeal Tagged with: Individual giving Christian Aid has launched a £1m emergency appeal for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Thousands of people are already feared dead and many more are believed to be critically injured. Countless are thought to be homeless.The quake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, struck 15km southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince just before 5pm local time yesterday, and was shortly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5.Launching the appeal, Dame Anne Owers, Chair of Christian Aid, said: ‘I visited Haiti in recent months with Christian Aid and was deeply concerned about the level of poverty there. It is one of the poorest places on earth.‘This latest disaster is going to cause untold suffering and hardship, particularly in communities with very little to fall back on. There is an urgent need for emergency supplies, including food, shelter and medicine.‘In the longer term, rebuilding is going to require massive international assistance. I appeal to people and to governments to give what they can.’Nick Guttman, head of Christian Aid’s humanitarian division, said today: ‘The situation in Haiti is very, very serious due to the strength and shallowness of the earthquake and its proximity to the capital Port-au-Prince.‘Most of the buildings and infrastructure in Haiti are very fragile. Many people have been killed by falling debris and there are still many more trapped under the rubble, in desperate need of assistance.‘Hundreds of offices, hotels, houses and shops have collapsed, the presidential palace lies in ruins, and many churches have also been completely destroyed.‘The Christian Aid office itself has also collapsed and three people, including Christian Aid staff, had to be rescued from the rubble. Thankfully they are safe but communications to the country are very difficult since the city is without electricity and the telephone network has broken down.‘The absolutely critical humanitarian needs now are obviously search and rescue, much of which is initially being carried out by local people and organisations, shelter, clean water and medical assistance.’Christian Aid’s Caribbean Regional Manager Judith Turbyne said the Christian Aid building was relatively robust but was still destroyed. Loss of life in poorer communities is expected to be very high.‘One of the key issues in Haiti is the weak state and the lack of resources at the state’s disposal,’ she said.‘There will be a national response, but it is unlikely to be sufficient. There will be a huge need for a concerted response on behalf of the relatively large aid community in Haiti.’Christian Aid partner organisations in Haiti, Veterimed and Koral, are very experienced in emergency response work, and will be working round the clock to meet the urgent humanitarian needs.Those wishing to donate on on-line should go to www.christianaid.org.uk/haiti-appealNotes To Editors:1) Christian Aid works in some of the world’s poorest communities in nearly 50 countries. We act where the need is greatest, regardless of religion, helping people build the life they deserve.2) Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty. Our new drive, Poverty Over, explains what we believe needs to be done – and can be done – to make that vision a reality. Details at www.christianaid.org.ukAndrew HoggNews Editor/Campaigns Editor( 00 44 (0) 207 523 2058 / 00 44 (0)7872 350534* Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL7 00 44 (0) 207 620 [email protected]center_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Utterback Audio: Technical Bounce on Better Than Expected Report

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE In the June USDA reports released Friday corn planted acres exceeded the March numbers and the average of trade estimates. Soybean acres came in under on both counts and soybean stocks came in below the average of estimates. Corn stocks were a little higher than average guesses. A better than expected report overall led to a technical bounce in the markets, according to Bob Utterback with Utterback Marketing Services. Hear his analysis:June-USDA-Report-Analysis-with-Bob-Utterback Utterback Audio: Technical Bounce on Better Than Expected Report By Andy Eubank – Jun 29, 2018 SHARE Previous articleOpioids, Conservation, and Legalized Hemp Addressed in Senate Farm BillNext articleHoosier Ag This Week Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Market Market Watch Utterback Audio: Technical Bounce on Better Than Expected Reportlast_img read more

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Sexist website specializes in photos of Australian women journalists

first_img Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Australia is ranked 26th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2019. June 10, 2020 – Updated on June 11, 2020 Sexist website specializes in photos of Australian women journalists January 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia February 22, 2021 Find out more “It is extremely shocking to learn of the existence of a forum that reduces women journalists to the level of sexual objects and displays an appalling disregard for their professional qualities,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We call on Australia’s minister for women, Marise Payne, to examine this disgraceful matter and initiate a debate about the way women journalists are treated in her country.” Help by sharing this information to go further When Lily Mayers, a reporter for the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), looked at the site she discovered photos of herself in a bikini on a beach. Network 10 journalist Antoinette Lattouf found a private video taken in her home and a photo of herself covering the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis on which the only comments were smutty ones about her physical appearance. In September 2019, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEEA), the leading organization defending journalists’ rights in Australia, published a survey on women in media entitled “Mates over Merit” – a title that sums up a situation in which the proportion of women declines very quickly as you go up the hierarchy in the media. Many women also report being the victims of ageism from 40 onwards. News News AustraliaAsia – Pacific Reports and statistics WomenInternet “Superb tits” … “about time they changed the camera angle to show some leg,” This is the kind of lewd comment posted on this Australian site by its more than 80,000 members. Administered from the Czech Republic, it has thousands of photos of several hundred women journalists, some of them screenshots taken from video and some hacked from the victims’ own social media accounts.center_img Receive email alerts It was journalist Lily Cardis who reported on Twitter on 29 May that she had spotted an Instagram account whose sole activity consisted of gathering photos and video of women journalists for posting on this forum. Other reporters, including members of the Guardian’s Australia bureau, quickly identified around 15 accounts on social media and YouTube with the same purpose. AustraliaAsia – Pacific Reports and statistics WomenInternet Smutty comments RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) firmly condemns the existence of an openly sexist website with personal photos and video of Australian women journalists accompanied by crude comments. It is symptomatic of the unrelenting discrimination against women in Australia’s media, which the authorities should think about ways to end, RSF said. News ABC reporter Lily Mayers discovered photos of herself on the forum that she’d posted on her private Instagram account (Image: Daniel Bastard / RSF). Follow the news on Australia RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Harassment The survey reported that 41% of women journalists said they were harassed online, that 48% said they had been subjected to direct sexual harassment or intimidation in the workplace, that they earn an average of 23.3% less than their male counterparts and that 89% thought that the measures taken to combat gender discrimination were not very effective or not effective at all. November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Malta: International organisations concerned by appearance of political interference into the investigation of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

first_img News Receive email alerts October 15, 2019 Find out more MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence We, the undersigned organisations, reiterate that the investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia must be independent and impartial. We remind Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat that there must be no political interference in the investigation. News RSF marks two years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with country mission to Malta and launch of new report Protesters hold up placards and pictures of the late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia as they gather outside the prime minister’s office to call for his resignation, in Valletta, Malta on November 20, 2019, The financial interests of Muscat’s cabinet present the serious possibility of a conflict of interest for the Prime Minister with regard to the investigation. These concerns are intensified by Malta’s well-documented weak separation of powers as outlined in recent reports of the Venice Commission and the PACE Legal Affairs Committee. With respect to the powers of the Prime Minister over Malta’s institutions, the Venice Commission report noted, “crucial checks and balances are missing.”  In the last week alone, the PACE Legal Affairs Committee have highlighted the Maltese government’s failure to implement the Venice Commission’s 2018 recommendations and many other reforms necessary to address serious deficiencies in terms of the rule of law in Malta.It is also important to note that these concerns of independence and impartiality emerge at a time when  the Prime Minister himself continues to take libel suits against the estate of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Daphne’s son Matthew. The whole truth concerning the circumstances and accountability for the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia must emerge. There must be transparency from the Police Commissioner and the Attorney General. The investigation must be independent, impartial and free of all political influence. Signed ARTICLE 19Committee to Protect JournalistsEuropean Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)IFEXInternational Press Institute PEN America PEN International Transparency InternationalReporters Without Borders (RSF)Scottish PEN News MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia: International organisations cautiously welcome improved terms of the public inquiry November 26, 2019 Malta: International organisations concerned by appearance of political interference into the investigation of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia to go further News Follow the news on Malta Help by sharing this information November 15, 2019 Find out more RSF_en RSF Report: The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate Organisation In the last week a number of important, overdue developments have taken place in relation to the investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia including the arrest of Yorgen Fenech, the former head of the Electrogas Malta energy company, as a person of interest in the murder and Melvin Theuma, the suspected middleman. Since Fenech’s arrest on 20 November, Malta’s Prime Minister Muscat has been the main source of information in relation to the progress of the investigation including whether pardons will be given to suspects in exchange for evidence. The Police Commissioner and the Attorney General have been absent from communications with the public and press.We are concerned that the Prime Minister, by placing himself at the centre of the investigation, raises the spectre of undue executive interference in the investigation. This is particularly so given the vested financial interests between Fenech and the Prime Minister’s current chief of staff Keith Schembri and cabinet minister Konrad Mizzi relating to the company, 17 Black who both resigned on Tuesday 26 November.  October 14, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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‘600 Crosses’ Honor Immigrant Essential Workers Who Died During Pandemic

first_img Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News ‘600 Crosses’ Honor Immigrant Essential Workers Who Died During Pandemic National Day Laborers organization planted symbolic crosses, held art show and virtual music concert in Villa Parke Wednesday; Mayor Gordo in attendance By EDDIE RIVERA | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 5:03 am 600 hand made crosses that are placed to represent the thousands of workers who have passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic during Workers Memorial Day event at Villa Parke in Pasadena, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Pasadena-based National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) paused Wednesday to honor immigrant workers who have died during the pandemic.The group held a Workers Memorial Day Virtual Service and Concert at Villa Parke during which organizers called for immediate amnesty for the surviving family members of the deceased immigrant workers.  As part of the tribute, 600 hand-made pine crosses were installed along the park to represent the thousands of workers who have passed away during the health crisis.The concert took place without an in-person audience, but families of excluded workers that died during the pandemic were scheduled to speak, along with community and immigrant worker leaders. “The Workers Memorial Day Virtual Service and Concert and art installation will honor the many immigrants who have sacrificed so much to continue working and supporting our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” NDLON said in a statement before the event.In Los Angeles, County where 23,000 people have died of the virus, COVID-19 has killed Latino residents at a rate nearly three times that of white residents, according to the LA County Public Health Department.In addition to the placing of the crosses, NDLON planned to release a report  Thursday on the “Impacts of the Global COVID19 Pandemic on Immigrant Workers and People of Color in the United States.” The 10-page document details disparities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and makes recommendations for actions that President Biden can take without need for additional congressional approval, according to NDLON.In an accompanying statement entitled “600 Crosses,” NDLON co-executive directors Pablo Alvarado and Nadia Martin said Wednesday, “The virus has challenged the proposition that in this country, all workers—all people—are created equal. It was a test that we failed as a society. We did not always protect the ones who faced the greatest danger of sickness to keep the rest of us safe. We did not protect the vulnerable. We were unable to keep our elders safe.”“‘Essential workers” have died by the tens of thousands over the last year, at far greater rates than others, the statement added. “We all know this, but as the praise from politicians and on social media has subsided, not enough people are talking about it. And almost no one is doing anything about it.”“Black and Brown workers, who make up a disproportionate number of “essential workers,” have also died disproportionately,” said the statement. Alvarado and Martin called the crosses “a symbolic final resting place to bring together those who are gone with those who are grieving. The crosses, made of simple pine, will each be marked with a name, date of birth and death, and occupation of someone who died in the pandemic.”“The cross is the symbol of ultimate sacrifice, of suffering and death endured so that others may live,” the statement continued. “The rows of crosses will resemble a military cemetery, to evoke the vast scale of the loss and to also make an important connection. …We must no longer ignore and dismiss them.”NDLON said it planned to memorialize Gil Espinosa, a warehouse worker, age 44. Alfredo Manriquez, a gardener, age 54. Mónico Manríquez, a gardener, age 83. José Antonio Bernabe Lule, age 61, a day laborer, organizer and immigrant-rights leader. Garment workers Antonio Macías, 63, Enrique Garcia, 34, and Filiberto De la Cruz, 62. Day laborers Marina Villanueva, 60, Francisco Delgado López, 98. Godofredo Rivera Hernandez, 70, a day laborer, dry-cleaner worker and musician. Policarpo Chaj, age 49, a Mayan K’iche leader, organizer and court interpreter. Your email address will not be published. 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(Photo by James Carbone) Music is played in honor of day laborer Tony Beranbe who recently died of Covid-19 pandemic during Workers Memorial Day event at Villa Parke in Pasadena, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A cutout of day laborer Tony Bernabe, of Los Angeles, who recently died from COVID-19, stands amongst 600 hand made crosses that are installed to represent the thousands of workers who have passed away during the pandemic, during Workers Memorial Day event at Villa Parke in Pasadena, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) A cutout of day laborer Tony Bernabe, of Los Angeles, who recently died of the Covid-19 disease, stand amongst 600 hand made crosses that are installed to represent the thousands of workers who have passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic, during the Workers Memorial Day event at Villa Parke in Pasadena, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) 600 hand made crosses that are installed to represent the thousands of workers who have passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic during Workers Memorial Day event at Villa Parke in Pasadena, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 15 recommended16 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Some day laborers sit and listen to the music during Workers Memorial Day event at Villa Parke in Pasadena, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) The Mayor of Pasadena Victor M. Gordo, second from left, stands with local officials as they bow their heads in prayer during Workers Memorial Day event at Villa Parke in Pasadena, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Community News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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