World Cup Quotes of the Day – Wed 14 September

Namibian captain – Jacques Burger“I don’t think Wales are going to be telling us what they’re going to do so we won’t be telling them.”– Mum’s the word for Samoa backs coach Brian McLean as he deflects a query about his side’s tactics for Sunday’s crunch match with the Welsh in Hamilton.“Unfortunately Namibia played a good game, and it showed through contact.”– Prop Anthony Perenise reflects on the injury cost of Samoa’s 49-12 victory after a bruising battle with Namibia in Rotorua.“It is a part of us that we don’t lie down and we didn’t do that, so I’m pleased.”– Coach Johan Diergaardt (NAM) hails his players for sticking to their task despite being outclassed.“We have to hit around their legs – they’re big boys. I’d like to see what they ate growing up.”– Namibia captain Jacques Burger ponders the secret to the Samoans’ physical stature.“It’s probably all the taro (vegetable) and corned beef we eat in the islands. Probably some steroids or something in that.”– Burger need wonder no more, according to scrum half Junior Poluleuligaga (SAM).“In the first half the wind blew us away. In the second half we didn’t make use of it.”– Renaud van Neel (NAM) acknowledges his team made some elementary errors. “My three years’ residency came up in June and I sort of got called in.”– New Zealand-born fly half Murray Williams on being fast-tracked into the Japan squad ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011.“You can look at it two ways: a hard task or an exciting opportunity. And we’re taking the exciting opportunity approach.”– Japan coach John Kirwan (NZL) is as positive as ever as he looks forward to his team’s Pool A match against the All Blacks on Friday. ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 10: Namibia captain Jacques Burger looks on during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Fiji and Namibia at Rotorua International Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “There is still a little there, not as intense as it used to be, but we’re under no illusions that they are targeting us.”– USA forwards coach Dave Hodges on the sporting rivalry between the States and Russia ahead of their teams’ meeting on Thursday in a match dubbed the “cold war”. read more

Anglican XI beat Vatican in historic cricket match

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Sep 22, 2014 Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby congratulates both sides after historic match to raise awareness of Anglican-Roman Catholic efforts to wipe out modern slavery.Watch video here.Church of England cricketers beat a Vatican team yesterday in a historic match in support of a joint initiative to wipe out modern slavery and human trafficking.The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, congratulated both sides and presented the trophy to winning captain Stephen Gray after the match, played in the shadow of Canterbury Cathedral at Kent County Cricket Ground.The Archbishop of Canterbury with the triumphant Anglican XI at Kent County Cricket Ground, 19 September 2014.The match was organized to raise awareness and funds for the Global Freedom Network, a joint initiative between religious leaders including Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury which is committed to eliminating modern slavery and human trafficking across the world.The St Peter’s XI scored 106 from their 20 overs against the Anglican XI, who went on to win by six wickets with five balls to spare.View tweets and photos from the match Read more about the Global Freedom Network New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican XI beat Vatican in historic cricket match Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Church of England synod welcomes climate change policy

first_img 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 Press Release Service Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Church of England] The General Synod of the Church of England has overwhelmingly welcomed the new climate change policy adopted by the church’s investing bodies.Speaking during a July 13 afternoon debate, titled “Climate Change and Investment Policy,” Bishop of Manchester David Walker said: “Climate change calls for an urgent response from all of us – individually, institutionally, nationally and internationally. And that includes investors. The question is not whether climate change is an important and urgent ethical investment issue, but how to reflect this importance and urgency in ethical investment policy.”Talking about the new climate change policy implemented since May 1 on the recommendation from the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group, Walker said: “The EIAG develops policies formed by biblical understanding, theological reflection and an appreciation of the views of the church. These policies are, without exception, extraordinarily well considered and distinctly Anglican. They are practical for institutional investors with fiduciary responsibilities.The new policy has already been welcomed from both within and outside the church. Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam called the policy “exemplary.” Nick Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, has praised the investing bodies’ “fine and wise leadership.” Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, has said the policy is “expressive of investor integrity.”Read further commentary on the debate from the Bishop of Manchester on the Church of England website. Rector Smithfield, NC Environment & Climate Change Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Jul 14, 2015 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Church of England synod welcomes climate change policy An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union

first_img Australia “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMHN Design UnionOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on April 06, 2012Cite: “Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union” 06 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Portland街双层公寓 / MPR Design Group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 2011 “COPY” Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design UnionSave this projectSavePortland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221712/portland-street-duplex-mpr-design-group Clipboard Architects: MHN Design Union Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDailycenter_img Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221712/portland-street-duplex-mpr-design-group Clipboard Houses Year:  Photographs:  Brett Boardman   Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewLocated in Sydney’s suburb of Dover Heights, this sloping site incorporates two attached dwellings designed to maximise the expansive views west towards Sydney harbour while each incorporating generous and intimate living areas, three bedrooms and basement rumpus room.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanA careful balance between transparency, materiality and solidity of the building’s outer skin was carefully considered. The street elevation was designed to ensure a cohesive appearance between both dwellings while subtly alluding to two distinct homes. This was predominantly achieved through a clean white concrete frame elevated above street level with horizontal and vertical western red cedar infill timber privacy screens at the entry. On the western façade a balance between maximising views and providing sufficient shading was achieved through a large cantilevered roof. The corners at the living room level are completely unobstructed opening up the entire upper floor to this dramatic aspect.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanHighlight windows and two large skylights on the upper level (with performance glazing) wash the interior space with natural light complimenting the use of energy efficient LED lighting and an extensive photovoltaic array for both properties.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe lower ground floor rumpus room opens to a landscaped rear yard with pool providing a grand view of the rear elevation as it steps up the hill.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Våler Church Proposal / We Are YouArticles’LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition’ ExhibitionArticles Share Photographs CopyHouses•Australia Projectslast_img read more

Quinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos

first_img Projects Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Extension•Mesão Frio, Portugal Portugal Quinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos “COPY” 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806170/quinta-da-boavista-samf-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: SAMF Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Quinta da Boavista / SAMF ArquitectosSave this projectSaveQuinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806170/quinta-da-boavista-samf-arquitectos Clipboard Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© José Campos+ 46 Share Photographs:  José CamposCollaborators:Marta Lourenço, Filipa Roque, Angelica Treccarichi, Razvan CheluArchitect In Charge:Sara Antunes, Mário FerreiraCity:Mesão FrioCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackText description provided by the architects. The main building of the “Quinta da Boavista”, is situated in a privileged location along the margins of the Douro River, overlooking the sinuous valley, sculpted by man over the centuries to produce wine. Besides the agricultural function, this wine-producing estate also serves the private use of a large family and touristic use as a guest house.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Floor Plan Level 00Save this picture!© José CamposOur project is the last phase of a series of additions that began in the 18th  century with the construction of two buildings, the main house and the servants’ quarters, standing a few meters apart. Eventually, they were united with new construction, but a complex circulation still revealed this original separation. After a fire in the 1950’s, a new floor was built on the secondary building, adding a new level to an ensemble that adjusts organically to the terraced platforms.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© José CamposOur intervention began with a separate house for the caretaker, liberating space in the main building. This new project attempts to clarify the circulation between the different parts that have been united, and adds a new feature to the group by closing the L shape of the two original buildings set perpendicularly, with a new addition, changing the L into a U form, creating a courtyard with an open portico that frames the river view.Save this picture!© José CamposRather than set a strong contrast between old and new, the intervention sought to investigate what was unique in the building and landscape and to intensify it. Despite major alterations in the spatial organization, the character of the interiors was maintained: stucco, wooden floors, handmade cement and glazed tiles, wooden trellis and a pervading deep blue that unites all the carpentries.Save this picture!© José CamposIn the new buildings our approach was more topographical, relating to the landscape rather than to the existing volumes. The main addition is a continuation of the stone walls, whitewashed in the local tradition of differentiating particular moments in these long contour lines. The new living room is defined by three elements: the stone wall and staircase that redraw and conclude the exiting terrace, a veranda framed by slender steel columns protected by sliding panels of blue trellis, and a slab which is the continuation of the level of the upper terrace.Save this picture!© José CamposThe other addition, a new staircase, is a white rendered cylinder that unites the corridors in both floors in the most fluid and direct way. Even if the spiral form and a circular skylight provide drama to the inside space, from the outside, the form tries to blend with the existing walls, and its cylindrical presence recalls the industrial wine silos that can be seen punctuating the landscape.Save this picture!© José CamposThe intervention also attempts to change the way the existing building was “fortified” against the exterior. New openings were made so as to encourage a more direct relationship with the outside space, which was given a separate character according to its inner functions. A large window was added to the entrance patio, in contact with the new kitchen and its big chimney. The new rooms in the lower level gained a direct access to the outside terrace, limited by a row of cypress trees. The new courtyard was given another window and a covered portico which offers refuge from the sun and rain.Save this picture!© José CamposStill, the aim was not transparency, such as was desired by Modernism. Here, all the openings can be obscured, and even the new living room with its open veranda over the river can be protected from a view that, if ever present, can be too overwhelming, in line with a Portuguese tradition, of Moorish origins, which favours seeing without being seen.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow less2017 Pritzker Prize To Be Announced March 1stArchitecture NewsChilestieg Rümlang / Baumschlager Eberle ArchitektenSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeSAMF ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMesão FrioPortugalPublished on February 28, 2017Cite: “Quinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos” 28 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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

Corbis announces $1 million image donation programme

first_img Howard Lake | 9 June 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corbis announces $1 million image donation programme Tagged with: Individual giving Trading  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “It’s always our business to help clients tell stories with impact that goesbeyond words. This year it’s our privilege to help charities and non-profitstell their own powerful stories with images from the Bettmann Archive and Hulton Deutsch collection,” said Steve Davis, Corbis chief executive officer. Corbis is also reaching out to its own clients in this effort, encouragingadvertising agencies, design houses and publishers to draw on the image donation programme for their own charitable work.Information about eligibility and guidelines is available from the Corbis Web site. Corbis is to waive up to $1 million in licensing fees for charities and non-profit organisations using images from the Bettmann Archive.Corbis say this is the largest initiative of its kind in the image licensing industry. It forms part of the company’s year-long celebration of Otto Bettmann’s 100th birthday. Bettmann founded the archive in 1935 following his departure to the United States from Nazi Germany. The archiveis one of the world’s largest and oldest collections of photographs, containing 11.5 million images. Corbis purchased the archive in 1995. Photos in the archive range from iconic images of human history to depictions of everyday life. European based participants will also be able to select from the Hulton Deutsch photo-library. 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

Vodafone offers another chance for 500 people to work for a charity

first_imgApplications for the 2012 World of Difference UK programme are now open. Each year, the Vodafone World of Difference UK programme gives 500 people the chance to work for a UK charity of their choice, and get paid. They can choose to work either full-time for two months or part-time for four.As well as providing support to charities, the programme has so far helped 1,500 people bring valuable skills and experience to charitable organisations across the UK.For the first time, the World of Difference UK 2012 programme will be open to all previous participants and offers both full and part-time placements. Advertisement Vodafone offers another chance for 500 people to work for a charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 October 2012 | News  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Once again TV presenter Gok Wan will encourage members of the public to “donate yourself”. He will be talking live on WebTV on Tuesday 16 October at 2.30pm.Entries close on 13 November 2012, with placements starting in March 2013.http://worldofdifference.vodafone.co.uk Tagged with: Celebrity Vodafone Volunteering 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

Closing The Gap Between Producers and Consumers

first_img Facebook Twitter Agriculture is a highly technical, scientific, and capital intensive business today.  It requires farm operators to be proficient in a wide variety of highly specialized areas from chemistry, to mechanical engineering, computer technology, biological sciences, botany, veterinary medicine, labor relations, contract law, environmental regulations, bookkeeping, corporate finance, and economic policy (just to name a few).  Most farming operations are involved in producing and marketing a commodity, although a growing number are now producing branded products for a specific use or end user.  The majority of farming operations are organized in some form of corporate structure involving several family members or other partners. Most operations have several different consultants on retainer, from crop consultants to financial advisors.  A large percentage of farm families own only a small percentage of the land they farm, instead they lease or rent the fields on which they produce which is often spread over several counties. Home Commentary Closing The Gap Between Producers and Consumers SHARE This image of modern agriculture is not what consumers believe or what they want to believe. Most think family farms are small, independent, diversified, and producing food for their local area.  They see the big mega farms which produce for large food conglomerates as corporate owned and operated farms.  They have a mistrust of large farms and long for the simpler days of hardworking farmers struggling against nature to produce simple and safe food for their local community.  This is one of the reasons they are willing to pay more for organic food products, mistakenly believing these are produced by smaller, independent family farms. Remember the Generation Gap? This phrase has fallen out of common use but; during the decade of the 1960s, it was commonly used to refer to the disconnect between the younger and older generation — primarily between us young hip and cool teens and young adults and our square and out of touch parents.  The phrase “don’t trust anyone over 30” was used a lot… until we all turned 30. There is different kind of generation gap that exists today between agricultural producers and consumers. Like the gap of the 1960s, this gap in understanding and expectations has fostered mistrust and animosity. Setting aside the issues of production techniques, biotechnology, animal welfare, and the general lack of understanding of how and where their food is produced, the gap over the image and expectations of the food production system is at the heart of the disconnect between producers and consumers. Not only does this gap exist between producers and consumers but between producers and public officials.  As a result, agriculture does not get the kind of public support it deserves or the kind of public policy it needs. Previous articleVilsack Outlines Impact of Sequestration on USDANext articleWeather Man at Commodity Classic Predicts Solid Corn Yield Bump Gary Truitt While some call for a return to the good old days, the reality is we cannot meet our current food needs, let alone future food demand, with 1940s technology. Consumers today demand a wide variety of sophisticated food products with convenience, low cost, and guaranteed safety. In the next 20 years, several billion new middle class consumers in Asia will be demanding a similar diet. American agriculture is up to the task of meeting that demand, but only if we have the public trust and public policies needed to grow the agriculture industry. The trust and policies will only come if we begin to close the image and expectation gap between agriculture and those who depend on it. SHARE by Gary Truitt Closing The Gap Between Producers and Consumers By Gary Truitt – Mar 3, 2013 March is Agriculture Appreciation Month in Indiana. It is also the month in which we celebrate National Agriculture Day. As part of our conversation about agriculture, let us stress to consumers and public officials that our business has changed.  Just as the corner store has become the supermarket, the family farm has become a family business, and let us stress that is it NOT a bad thing. This new structure will allow agriculture to supply our world today with safe, abundant, low cost and good tasting food and will do so in a sustainable way so that the next generation of farmers can produce even more food for a growing number of consumers. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RSF condemns continuing detention of four Sudanese journalists

first_img February 9, 2018 RSF condemns continuing detention of four Sudanese journalists News SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Imprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Sudanese authorities to stop arresting journalists and to release the four who have been held since their arrest by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) while covering protests against a big increase in the price of bread. Follow the news on Sudan Source : Sudanese Journalists Network April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Imprisoned Organisation to go further April 10, 2020 Find out more RSF_en center_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News Help by sharing this information Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal March 29, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Two of the four journalists have been held for more than three weeks. They are Amal Habani of the news website Al-Taghyir, arrested on 16 January, and Kamal Karrar of the daily Al-Midan, arrested on 18 January. Neither has been formally charged and neither has been allowed access to a lawyer.According to the information obtained by RSF, Habani’s health continues to worsen in the women’s prison in Omdurman where she is being held arbitrarily. Karrar’s family meanwhile reports that they have been told he has been transferred to a prison in Darfur.Ahmed Jaddein of the daily Al-Jareeda has been held ever since his arrest while covering a protest march in Bahri, the northern district of the capital, Khartoum, a week ago. It is not known where he is being held. The fourth detainee, Haji Abdelrahman El Moz of the daily Akhbar El Yowm, was arrested without any form of explanation on 6 February.The latest issues of three more newspapers – Al-Midan, Al-Tayar and Al-Jareeda – were meanwhile confiscated yesterday. RSF sources said Al-Tayar, which is an independent publication, carried an interview with a Communist Party leader who has been in prison ever since his arrest during the protests in mid-January.“The NISS seems to be arresting just about any journalist it can catch,” RSF said. “We call for an end to this unacceptable practice and for the immediate release of the detained journalists. This wave of arrests and confiscations of newspapers since the start of the year is unprecedented. Censoring media outlets for covering stories that annoy the authorities is illusory as a way of silencing popular discontent. Journalists must be free to inform without fear of being targeted.”The Sudanese Journalists Network and the African Editors Forum have issued strong condemnations of the arrests and detentions directly targeting journalists.In all, 18 journalists, including the correspondents of Reuters and AFP, have been arrested since the start of a wave of protests in Sudan in January. Fourteen were released on the day of their arrest and four were released after being held for four days. At the same time, the issues of at least 15 newspapers have been seized – mainly independent or opposition newspapers.Sudan continues to be ranked near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index – 174th out of 180 countries. last_img read more

Xiber Deploys Ciena’s Adaptive IP Solution to Virtualize Network for Leading Retail Chain

first_imgTo help maintain full control of its network and have visibility in potential service disruptions, Xiber will leverage Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. Executive Quotes:“Working with Ciena to virtualize the networks of one of the largest retailers in our region reinforces our commitment in providing nimble and modern network solutions for our customers.” – Stephen Hon, Founder, President & Chief Technology Officer, Xiber“Xiber’s decision to offer virtual solutions represents a significant leap into the next generation of advanced networking. Our packet-based solution will make Xiber’s network more adaptive and capable of delivering customized applications and a multitude of virtual and IP services.” – Bruce Hembree, Vice President & General Manager, North America , Ciena About Xiber Xiber is an Indianapolis-based nationwide Internet Service Provider that specializes in hybrid network delivery utilizing fiber-optic and registered fixed wireless links and a suite of networking, support, and communications/media services. Xiber provides world-class business circuits with single-digit latency and ultra-high availability at competitive prices and the fastest delivery schedules in over 20 states. Xiber serves thousands of multi-family residents in over a dozen states by providing industry-leading customer support and in-unit and property-wide technology. MDU Developers and owners enjoy greater Net Operating Income, better Internet speeds, customized service, and the faster deployment that Xiber offers. Xiber is branching out to offer their Internet and related media services to single-family home neighborhoods that are underserved around their MDU and business locations. About Ciena Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com. Note to Ciena Investors You are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. 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View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005158/en/ CONTACT: Press Contact: Jamie Moody Ciena Corporation +1 (410) 694-5761 [email protected] Contact: Gregg Lampf Ciena Corporation + 1 (410) 694-5700 [email protected] KEYWORD: INDIANA MARYLAND UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER RETAIL SECURITY OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE RETAIL SOURCE: Ciena Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/10/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/10/2021 09:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005158/en Facebook Facebook Xiber Deploys Ciena’s Adaptive IP Solution to Virtualize Network for Leading Retail Chain Local NewsBusiness Ciena’s 3926 and 3928 Platforms, and 5144 Router, which are part of the Adaptive IP solution, will serve as the upgraded infrastructure foundation for the new SDN and NFV network. Enhanced security and firewall capabilities and virtual routers will provide a more seamless and secure connectivity experience for Xiber’s retail client and its customers. TAGS  Previous articleGlobal Logging and Log Management Market Report 2020: Market to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2027 – U.S. Market is Estimated at $233.7 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 14.1% CAGR – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleSera Labs Unveils ImmunD₃™ an Important New Offering to the Nutri-Strips™ Product Line; Launches New Digital E-commerce Website to Amplify Consumer Awareness Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Pinterest HANOVER, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 10, 2021– Xiber, an Indianapolis-based nationwide Internet Service Provider, selected Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to build an SDN and NFV network for a major retail chain that spans six states in the Midwestern region of the United States. Leveraging Ciena’s Adaptive IP™ solution, Xiber will provide enhanced IP and network security at various retail locations as well as faster and more reliable internet connectivity for store employees and shoppers. Key Facts:Virtualizing the network will enable Xiber to quickly and remotely adapt to new service and connectivity requirements for its retail customer. In addition, the customer will benefit from Xiber’s ability to deploy to new locations faster than other providers as well as super low latency and high availability across Xiber’s network back to the customer’s network and out to the Internet. WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more