IBM hit as new service contracts dry up

first_img Show Comments ▼ IBM hit as new service contracts dry up More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live whatsapp Tags: NULL Share center_img BM won fewer technology services deals than expected in the third quarter, sending its shares 3.7 per cent lower, although it announced stronger profits and raised its full-year outlookA decline in services and outsourcing contracts signed in the quarter, a key indicator of future revenue growth, prompted some investors to take profits after the shares hit a historic high of $143.04 earlier in the day.Many analysts, however, said International Business Machines Corp was still a solid investment in the long term.“It’s like an eight-cylinder engine. Even if one is weak the others continue very strongly. And they’re still going have a strong fourth quarter,” said Collins Stewart analyst Louis Miscioscia.IBM’s quarterly net profit rose to $3.6bn (£2.27bn), or $2.82 a share, compared with $3.2bn, or $2.40 a share, a year earlier. It also raised its full-year earnings outlook to “at least $11.40 per share” for the full year, up from its previous forecast of “at least $11.25.”IBM’s services contract signings fell seven per cent to $11bn in the quarter and outsourcing signings fell 15 percent to less than $6 billion. But IBM also said it won a major services deal with ABN AMRO on October 8, shortly after the quarter closed, a point Miscioscia and other analysts noted.“If you give them the benefit of the doubt, if that October 8 thing happened nine days before, you could say no one would’ve looked at the numbers funny. But even if you don’t include that, everything else was still strong,” Miscioscia said. Tuesday 19 October 2010 2:37 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times John Dunne whatsapplast_img read more

Tokyo Olympics to lose its sheen as CEO declares, ‘Games in…

first_img Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics to lose its sheen as CEO declares, ‘Games in Tokyo will not be done with grand splendour’ By Kunal Dhyani – June 11, 2020 TAGSInternational Olympic CommitteeTokyo 2020 CEOTOKYO OLYMPICSTokyo Olympics budgetsTokyo Olympics postponement costs SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday that the rearranged Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”, but will be simplified.The Games, originally scheduled to start next month, were postponed for a year in March by the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Facebook Twitter Cricket Previous articleIPL 2020 : Great news for IPL fans, Mumbai Indians start trainingNext articleFootball Business : Premier League clubs to face $1.26 Billion drop in revenue says Deloitte report Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Formula 1 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Since then, organisers have been looking at ways to reduce costs and streamline the Games.Following a virtual presentation to the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Tokyo 2020 organisers stressed the need to simplify the Games without giving details about how it would be done.“The Games will not be a grand splendour but will be a simplified Games,” said Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto.“In order to simplify the Games, we need to review and understand international federations, NOCs, broadcasters and partners. These stakeholders must act in unison to make sure of a simplified Games.”Muto said more than 200 ideas to simplify and reduce costs for the rescheduled Games had been discussed but gave no timeframe as to when these changes might be implemented.“We have not got to the level or stage where we have concrete ideas regarding what we can do to simplify the Games,” he said.In May, the IOC said they would be putting up to $650 million towards the re-organisation of the Games.Muto said Tokyo 2020 were still analysing what costs the Japanese side would have to bear.Despite the unprecedented challenges, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said that cancelling the Games had not been discussed with the IOC.“The world has changed socially, economically and medically so we have explained (to the IOC) how we have re-planned and re-positioned our organization,” said Mori, a former Japanese prime minister.“We never discussed cancellation. It is not right to discuss based upon speculation regarding hypothetical scenarios. Therefore, our direction, our policy is to not consider, at all, the cancellation.”Also Read : IOC Executive Board are meeting in Lausanne on Wednesday with President Thomas Bach expected to speak to the media later. Cricket Latest Sports News Bengaluru Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023last_img read more

Zambia Sugar Plc 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgZambia Sugar Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Sugar Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Sugar Plc (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Delaware center aids needy, attacks underlying poverty issues

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Poverty & Hunger Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK by Sharon SheridanPosted Oct 4, 2013 Jim Lewis says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 October 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm Tears ran down my eyes reading this wonderful article. Thank you Diocese of Delaware for your compassionate response to those on the margins. May your example be a beacon to the rest of us. Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Raheim Pope fields a phone call about rental assistance for his new apartment. Pope sought help at the Community Resource Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to secure the funds he needed to meet a payment deadline after he had to move out of his previous rental. Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] Long living on poverty’s edge, he’s tipped again into homelessness. Kevin, now 51, was employed for 30 years – even ran his own painting business for a while – but now scrambles for short-term landscaping or construction jobs. He lives in a tent in the woods, one of many homeless campers along Route 1 in Lower South Delaware, hoping for warmer quarters come winter.“It’s gonna get better,” he says. “You’ve got to keep a positive look at things. You’ve got to keep your head up.”One of the places he finds hope and help is at the Community Resource Center, just off the highway in Rehoboth Beach. Opened in April 2011, it serves vulnerable individuals and families in the Cape Henlopen School District: assessing their needs; providing financial assistance and help with issues such as budgeting, and health and employment information; and linking them to state services and other resources. Besides connecting clients with various social services and funding, the center offers an emergency food cupboard and a place to use a computer, relax and socialize, eat a hot lunch, take a shower and launder clothes.Staffed almost entirely by trained volunteers, the center is sponsored by the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches, which includes 20 churches in the Rehoboth, Lewes and Milton areas of southern Delaware. Its launch marked the next step in a progression of outreach services in a region marked by both the wealth of a resort area and the poverty of many who live and work there, or wish to.Preventing and breaking cycles of addiction, homelessness, incarceration and hopelessness by providing temporary or emergency help always has been a key mission of the association, said the Rev. Jeff Ross, association president and rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes.“The clergy association came first, and then they decided to take on running the thrift store to generate money to do at that time what we called Lend-a-Hand. And Lend-a-Hand morphed into the Community Resource Center,” he said. The center has served more than 4,000 individuals and families, providing more than $300,000 for emergency housing, long-term housing assistance, utility aid and other needs such as medicine, car repairs and furniture, he said.Retired social worker Irene Simpler, a parishioner of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach who died in July, founded Lend-a-Hand. “The goal was to give people a hand up,” said the Rev. Max Wolf, rector of All Saints’ and of St. George’s Chapel, Harbeson.A core of 12 to 25 volunteers from various churches worked to help people stay in their homes, paying outstanding bills and finding food for their families, he said. Doing much of their work by telephone, they came to realize that “there wasn’t enough interaction and support for people.”Opening the center consolidated and increased the support, providing a sort of “one-stop-shopping” for services, Ross said. A state social worker operates out of the center one day a week, easing the travel burden on clients who previously had to take several buses to travel 10 to 15 miles to a state office.Located just off Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the Community Resource Center sponsored by a 20-member local church association has served more than 4,000 people and families and provided more than $300,00 in assistance since opening in April 2011. A food bank also operates at the site. Photo/Sharon SheridanAt the new location, “We could do a much better job of assessing people’s needs,” said St. Peter’s member Bennett Connolly, founding director of the center. “We were much more accessible.” Their monthly clientele rose from about 30 through Lend-a-Hand to 120 at the center.A case manager, one of four paid staff, works 15 hours a week. “His primary job is to work with the homeless people,” who constitute about 20 percent of the center’s clients, Connolly said. “Most of the clients are those families that are just on the edge of being homeless, having their electricity turned off.”Raheim Pope, 31, arrived at the center seeking emergency housing funds one day in late August. He’s employed and raising a 5 ½-year-old daughter whose mother was killed in a Route 1 car accident three years ago.“I don’t spend a lot of money. I spend the majority of my money on my daughter,” he said.With the lease ending on their previous rental, he found a new apartment but was going to lose the security deposit if he couldn’t pay the first month’s rent in time. He knew he would have enough money to cover it, including his own and his girlfriend’s paychecks and his daughter’s Social Security payment, but not until after the deadline passed. The center said it could provide some money, matched by funds from another agency.Clients and staff gather for lunch at the Community Resource Center, sponsored by the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches in southern Delaware. The center is run mostly by trained volunteers and largely financed by an association-operated thrift shop. The community also has offered support; the local PNC bank, for example, donated furniture when it remodeled. Photo/Sharon SheridanThis was Pope’s first time visiting the center. He said he tried to set a good example for his daughter by working hard to be self-sufficient.“I don’t want to ask a bunch of people for stuff,” he said. “There’s no way around hard work. I’d be kind of a hypocrite if I didn’t try on my own.”Dawnya Bland, almost 20, visited the center three weeks after her father died, seeking help finding funds to return for her second year of college in Dover.“I came here for help with the money to move into school,” she said. “Overnight, they came up with $1,200. It’s for the first month’s payment for my tuition.”Another student, 20-year-old Taylor Harris, said she also was looking for school funding assistance. Even while switching from an out-of-state to a less-expensive local college, she said, “School’s going to be expensive.”On this day, she stopped in the center to use the computer to apply for a job.“The staff here, they’re great,” she said. “It’s a good resource for a lot of people. They offer a lot here.”Volunteer-led ministryAbout 50 community members volunteer at the center, said Co-director Larry Beach.Other volunteers help with the on-site food pantry and at the nearby thrift store that provides much of the center’s funding. “It takes about 100 volunteers plus to run the thrift store,” Ross said.Beach and Wally Johnson, who coordinates the center’s public relations, were sitting in the pews at St. George’s when Wolf announced plans for establishing the resource center.“Wally and I looked at each other in the middle of the service and said, ‘I’ve never been called before, and I feel like I’m being called,’” Beach recounted. “It was true for me.”Volunteers come with a desire to “give back,” he said.They stay, said Day Manager Carol Wzorek, because “we see results right away.”“It’s a hard place at times,” she added.Often, new clients arrive in tears, said receptionist Eleanor Whaley. “You try to console them. That’s part of what I do. By the time they’re going out the door, they’re hugging me. Their tears are dried up.”Working there has dried some of her tears, too. “When I came, I was suffering from the loss of my son,” Whaley said. “It kind of pulled me out of that rut. It has been a healing process for myself … to also be able to help somebody else.”Clients range in age from 19 to 80, Wzorek said. She recalled one woman who was living in a motel with her children. “She tried to convince them they were on vacation.”Her husband was in jail; she was unemployed and came from generations of poverty. The center helped her find work and to pay first for the motel, then for a rental after negotiating on her behalf with the landlord. Then the family moved into a Habitat home.Not only is the client doing well, but she’s also become a role model for her three children, Wzorek said. “That’s an amazing turnaround for somebody who really had nothing but will and a desire to do better.”The woman now is a center board member, Beach said, noting that they work to make sure clients are treated as partners.“I always ask the person coming in what they can contribute to solving the problem,” Wzorek said.The economic slowdown and a lack of funding for social programs under federal budget sequestration have increased people’s need for assistance, Beach said.But geography also drives the need, with non-skilled jobs disappearing during the “off season” in the resort area, Wzorek said. “We have people who are in a cycle. It’s very hard for them to break out of it.”Even if you have a job, “if you miss a day or two or work, you’re gone,” she said. “It’s a very unstable work environment.”“Housing’s expensive and very limited,” added Co-director Janis Bordi. People visiting the area don’t realize that “the reason they can sit in a restaurant and be served is because of poor people.”And they don’t notice the tents people live in near the local Wal-Mart, Johnson said. “People don’t see that. They see the million-dollar homes.”Even the seasonal jobs aren’t as easy to come by as they used to be, Kevin said. “Every year it’s the same thing. Wintertime comes, and your work gets slow. Now it’s just spreading through the year; too many people down here now, and not enough jobs. Exchange students take up 60 percent of the restaurant jobs. It’s a good program that they have, but it takes from the locals.”And a new wave of older clients may be rolling in.“We’re preparing ourselves for a new type of client,” Beach said. “Our area’s growing with retirees that have been hit by the economy.”Appearances can deceive, he noted. If you see someone driving a new Cadillac, “they might have trouble paying the electric bill. This is a new phenomenon that the world has to be prepared for.”“I have a friend,” Johnson said, “who was a lawyer on K Street in Washington, D.C. He’s waiting tables right now in a restaurant in Rehoboth. He and his wife lost everything.”While helping individual clients and their families, the center’s volunteers also tackle larger issues. Working together at a centralized location has allowed them to identify and work together to try to resolve underlying problems such as inadequate public transportation.Much of the area’s public transportation stops when tourist season ends. “As jobs disappear, so does transportation,” Wzorek said.A 10-mile trip becomes a lengthy ordeal. “To get from your home in Milton to Rehoboth takes two hours and 35 minutes by bus,” Johnson said.“We are trying to address those issues,” he said. Enable people to get to a job site and “we’re going to see a decrease in homelessness,” he said. “They want to work.”Working together gives the association members added clout. “When you have 20 churches come together, they’re a pretty powerful advocate,” Beach said.The center also partners with other organizations and can negotiate in a way clients can’t. The Delmarva electric company, for example, “will work with us in a way they will not work with an individual client,” Wzorek said. “Landlords will talk to us.”And even when they can’t provide the assistance a client is seeking, they help as they can.“We had a woman here yesterday. We couldn’t help her, but we could give her a new pair of shoes,” Wzorek said.Although the center is sponsored by a church association, there is no proselytizing, Wolf said. “We listen to people and respect their dignity.”“We really see our role as meeting people where they are,” Ross said. “Our ministry to them is to share the love of Christ with them and hope that by helping them get back up on their feet that they can get in touch with who they are as spiritual beings and rebuild their lives within that context. We do have folks who have joined our congregations because of that experience … but we also don’t use this as a time to force someone into the spiritual identity just so they can get their basic human needs met.”Noted Bordi, “People a lot of times have to drop their pride to come in here, and that’s hard. When they leave here, they’ve got their pride back.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Press Release Service 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 Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC April 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm Thank you for truly doing the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you! martha knight says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Delaware center aids needy, attacks underlying poverty issues Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. October 5, 2013 at 5:09 am Congratulations to the Rev. Max Wolfe and all the good folks at All Saint’s Episcopal Church for beginning this marvelous service. Three cheers go out to you, maybe even more! Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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House of Stairs / Dellekamp Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico House of Stairs / Dellekamp ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse of Stairs / Dellekamp Arquitectos ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 Year:  Mexico Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto+ 14 Share 2012 Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDellekamp ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle de BravoMexicoPublished on March 13, 2014Cite: “House of Stairs / Dellekamp Arquitectos” [Casas Mestre / Dellekamp Arquitectos] 13 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 stream “COPY” House of Stairs / Dellekamp Arquitectos This is a housing complex built on a slope in the centre of Valle de Bravo.Save this picture!Section It consists of three residential townhouses on four levels, oriented to the south. It was designed with a system of terraces to minimize excavation and maximize the views toward the lake in a functional and symbolic manner.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoMost of the trees in the property were preserved and new ones were planted to replace trees in poor condition. While the House of Stairs housing project respects the surrounding landscape and uses local materials, it creates its own language through its spatial layout and its connections.Project gallerySee allShow lessHASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in SydneyArchitecture NewsNew Shelter in Ruavieja / Sergio RojoSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Raising funds for church buildings

first_imgRaising funds for church buildings 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The latest addition to the UK Fundraising Bookshop is a booklet explaining how to raise funds for the fabric of church buildings.“Fundraising for Your Church Building: A Simple Guide (2001-2002)” was published by Church House Publishing in September 2001. The 56-page booklet aims to provide simple and straightforward advice on how churches can raise money towards their fabric bills. It contains “a comprehensive list” of organisations which provide grants countrywide, and ideas on how to generate funds.The booklet costs just £2.50. Find it in the church section of the UK Fundraising Bookshop. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 3 November 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Marine artist Bill Bishop supports Seafarers in Need

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 March 2011 | News Well known marine artist Bill Bishop is calling on admirers of his work and maritime enthusiasts to help support some of the UK’s impoverished seafarers by donating the profits from the sale of a recent work ‘The approach to Trafalgar’ to Chichester based charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.Bill is also donating the profits from limited edition prints of his paintings of the ‘Cutty Sark’, which the Society featured on Christmas cards last year, along with the ‘Victory entering Portsmouth for the last time’ which it is producing as a card for the 2011 festive season.The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society operates to help UK seafarers in need through a combination of regular and one-off crisis grants. In the last 12 months seafarers in 2,750 cases of need from across the country benefited from the Society’s support. In the last year alone it has distributed grants totalling over £1.6 million. It also helped beneficiaries access £31,000 in Government benefits.Bill Bishop grew up in Portsmouth. Sailing on his father’s boats he began sketching and making models. Today, a full time artist, his medium is oils and his subject is anything from Viking ships to windsurfers, historical naval battles to contemporary yachting.His work has been exhibited by the Royal Society of Marine Artists and he has received commissions from the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth and the Mary Rose Trust.Explaining his reasons for wanting to help the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, Bill said: “My subjects are sometimes ships in distress, particularly from historical battles, so it seemed logical to support the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. My father was a World War Two fighter pilot and always owned boats so I have grown up on the water. I hope the sale of this painting will make a significant difference to retired seafarers in need.”Chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, Commodore Malcolm Williams, said: “We are extremely grateful to Bill Bishop for generously donating funds from the sale of his painting and prints. The money raised will contribute to supporting retired and incapacitated seafarers who have devoted their lives to the sea. Unfortunately they often retire on meagre incomes and rely on financial help from us to make their later years just a little more comfortable.”An exhibition of Bishop’s work is being held at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts, off East Street, Chichester from Monday 21st March for two weeks. Opening times are Monday – Saturday 10am – 4.30pm.The Shipwrecked Mariners Society received 744 new applications for assistance last year – the highest since 2005 – showing that help for this vulnerable community is much in demand, particularly in the current harsh economic environment.ENDSFor further information please contact Chloe Ingham or Jen Cooke at Acceleris Marketing Communications at [email protected] or [email protected], or on 0845 4567 251  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Marine artist Bill Bishop supports Seafarers in Need AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Drilling industry tramps on anti-fracking activist’s rights

first_imgVera ScrogginsNortheast Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale is ground zero for the impact of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — on rural communities. The process involves injecting millions of gallons of water and sand laden with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals deep into underground shale formations to release natural gas.Marcellus Shale is typical of many economically depressed regions in the U.S. where fracking has occurred. With no sustainable industries to provide jobs, local economies were severely depressed. By offering monetary incentives to residents willing to lease their land for drilling, oil and gas companies have driven a wedge between residents who oppose drilling and those who see it as a ticket out of their impoverishment, regardless of the cost to their health and the environment. While some see fracking as a panacea, others see it as a force of devastation in the heart of their communities.One who has long held the latter view is Vera Scroggins, a resident of Silver Lake Township and a longtime vocal community activist. For the last five years, Scroggins, a 63-year-old grandmother, has organized tours of frack sites to raise awareness of their environmental impact. She is a frequent caller to health and environmental regulators when violations occur.Scroggins has posted around 500 videos on YouTube documenting contamination of creeks from drilling, destruction of forest lands for pipelines, nighttime flares from drilling rigs, air contamination from compressors and more. One of Scroggins’ primary targets is the Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., which was fined for permanently contaminating residential water wells in Dimock, Pa., in 2010.It was only a matter of time before Scroggins’ efforts to expose the harmful environmental and health impact of Cabot’s operations led to a backlash from the company. In October 2013, Cabot filed an injunction against Scroggins, prohibiting her from setting foot on any land where Cabot holds drilling leases. This covers 312.5 square miles and includes nearly 40 percent of Susquehanna County, where Scroggins lives.Given less than 72 hours’ notice of the injunction hearing, Scroggins was unable to secure an attorney to face off against Cabot’s bevy of four lawyers and nine witnesses. Scroggins did have three witnesses at the hearing, who testified that she followed safe practices while conducting her site tours.Judge Kenneth Seamans granted a temporary injunction on Oct. 21, yet did not require Cabot to identify any of the lands where it holds leases. Scroggins was left to figure out for herself what areas she was legally barred from. A hearing scheduled for March 24 will determine if the ban will be permanent.It turns out that Scroggins risks fines and arrest if she goes to the new county hospital or visits her health clinic. She cannot enter the supermarkets or drug stores where she shops, take her grandchildren to a favorite Chinese restaurant, do business at her bank, visit the animal shelter, or go to the bowling alley, recycling center, golf club or lake shore. These facilities all lie on land Cabot leased for drilling.A paid spokesperson for “Energy in Depth,” Tom Shepstone, had the audacity to portray Scroggins as a public menace for “trespass[ing] on the soul of the community.” EID is a pro-oil and pro-gas drilling industry front group whose practice is to malign the anti-fracking movement. Scroggins noted that Shepstone, who once made the outrageous statement that “natural gas drilling is not only environmentally responsible, but essential to health,” doesn’t even live in her community.Cabot’s injunction accused Scroggins of exposing the company and workers on the sites to potential safety hazards. It’s hard to escape the irony that the drilling company is clearly the source of potential and existing safety risks.Attorney George Kinchy, who has since been retained as Scroggins’ lawyer, questioned Cabot’s legal right to restrict her access solely based on leases they hold in the county. “They have no proof that they had the right to exclude her. They didn’t present evidence of leases that gave them the right to treat the property as their own,” he said. (Mother Jones, Jan. 29) Kinchy also noted that this was the first time a company has used the courts to go after an individual anti-fracking activist.The injunction is clearly intended to silence dissent against corporations like Cabot. Scroggins told Workers World, “This is an intense form of abuse of my civil rights and shows the arrogance of the gas industry in wanting to trump the Constitution to promote their agenda and to stop any citizen objections and resistance.”Scroggins will be filing an appeal to vacate the injunction, and received notice on Feb. 3 that the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union will provide support for her case.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Lab leak’ conspiracy signals: New Cold War against China

first_imgWuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province.Shortly after the Dec. 30, 2019, announcement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Authority that a dangerous new respiratory infection had been detected in the Chinese city, conspiracy theories began to spread faster than the novel coronavirus itself. One which is receiving renewed attention claims the virus was created at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and was either leaked or deliberately released. This conspiracy theory, supported only by wild speculation with no hard facts, represents one part of a broader offensive by the U.S. government against China, one which looks more and more like a new Cold War. It is supported by both U.S. capitalist parties, which aim to indefinitely preserve Western imperialism’s grip on the global order. The first tweet mentioning the lab-leak conspiracy came Jan. 5, 2020, from @GarboHK, a self-described “British-HongKonger” who regularly retweets figures like Trump’s former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. “Today the evil regime strikes again with a new virus,” his tweet read in part. It also blamed the 2002 SARS outbreak on China. A few weeks later, on Jan. 23 the Daily Mail chimed in. This British tabloid, with a notable right-wing bias and of dubious credibility, nevertheless enjoys Britain’s highest circulation. It is a textbook example of how privately owned media operate under capitalism.Far-right politicians in the U.S., including Sen. Tom Cotton and former Trump officials Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, quickly jumped on the conspiracy theory bandwagon. Navarro once faked a source in an anti-China book he authored. (New York Times, Oct. 16, 2019) Many scientists and health experts around the world roundly rejected the lab-leak conspiracy theory when it first appeared, noting that a natural origin is far more likely. If previous epidemics are any indication, finding the exact origin of the virus could take a long time. The origins of most Ebola virus outbreaks remain unknown, and it took scientists 14 years to discover the route SARS took from bats to civets to humans. (, May 27) The exact origin of the COVID-19 virus remains unknown, a year and a half after it was first described — but that doesn’t make the lab-leak conspiracy theory any more likely. Now, over a year since the conspiracy theory began to gain traction among far-right politicians and media outlets, it’s still spreading — and not just in right-wing tabloids. The Biden administration and liberal-leaning corporate media are lending it credence. On May 25, the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post (a regular critic of the Trump administration) ran a headline: “Fact check: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory for pandemic origin suddenly became credible.” On May 30, CBS News interviewed Scott Gottlieb, introducing him as a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner “who sits on the board of Pfizer,” without noting that he was a former Trump administration official taking full advantage of the “revolving door” between Washington and the corporate world. Gottlieb claimed in the interview that despite “an exhaustive search” for an animal that could have spread the virus to humans, “We have not found such an animal.”Much of the renewed interest in the “lab leak conspiracy” revolves around two articles recently published in the Wall Street Journal. One referred to an undisclosed document from an anonymous official, who allegedly served in former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration; this nebulous source claimed three WIV researchers were sick in November 2019. The second article alleged Chinese authorities had stopped a journalist from entering an abandoned mine, where WIV researchers had recovered coronaviruses from bats in 2012. The researchers have long maintained that none of the viruses were SARS-CoV-2.” (, May 27)So the current wave of interest in the conspiracy theory is not due to any new evidence. An undisclosed document from an anonymous former Trump administration official is hardly a bombshell, and the accusation that Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers were sick in November 2019 was addressed months ago by a World Health Organization investigative team that traveled to China earlier this year. Dr. Marion Koopmans, a virologist with the WHO team, told NBC News on March 11 that “there were occasional illnesses, because that’s normal. There was nothing that stood out.” She added that the number of researchers who reported cold-like symptoms was “maybe one or two. It’s certainly not a big, big thing.” A few researchers reporting cold-like symptoms in late autumn is not a smoking gun for the virus’ source.Several other members of the WHO team disputed the reportage from papers such as the New York Times, which has accused China of obstructing the team and lacking transparency. Peter Daszak, a British zoologist on the team, said on twitter: “[t]his was NOT my experience on @WHO mission. As lead of animal/environment working group I found trust & openness w/ my China counterparts. We DID get access to critical new data throughout. We DID increase our understanding of likely spillover pathways.”Nearly a year ago, the magazine Scientific American published an extensive article June 1, 2020, detailing the work of Shi Zhengli, a leading researcher at the WIV. In 2016 she was part of a team investigating a mine where six miners had come down with a respiratory illness and two died. While researchers identified coronaviruses in six bat species inhabiting the mine, a fungus was identified as the source of the miners’ illness. Conspiracy theorists assert, without evidence, that they actually had the novel coronavirus, which the researchers sampled and brought back to the lab, and that it later escaped or was deliberately released.When the novel coronavirus’ spread became known in Wuhan in late December 2020, Shi and her team immediately began testing patient samples and found that five of seven patients had genetic material common to all coronaviruses. Tests were repeated, and samples were sent off for a full genomic sequence, which was completed in just 40 hours — this process generally takes weeks — and immediately uploaded to the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information database Jan. 5. Meanwhile, Shi reviewed her lab’s records to check for any mishandling of materials, especially during disposal, and whether any of the samples her team had brought from mines or caves matched those of the new coronavirus. Everything came back normal, and no samples matched. “That really took a load off my mind. I had not slept a wink for days,” she said. So far, no lab in China has found samples of the novel coronavirus in its inventory.Yet these facts do not deter those committed to attacking China. A change in leadership in Washington has only given new life to the lab-leak conspiracy, while the Biden administration keeps in place a “coronavirus fact sheet” hastily issued by the State Department during the Trump administration’s last days. At the time this “fact sheet” was released in late January, Secretary of State Pompeo was busy telling reporters that Trump would be the next president, despite having lost the election. However, while Democrats attack conservatives for supporting the “Big Lie” that Trump won the 2020 election, they seemingly embrace the false accusations made  against China. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What we’re reading: Cohen sues Trump

first_imgFacebook What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt Mitchell Lefevre Better Together learns new ways to improve interfaith dialogue on campus Facebook Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Michael Cohen headlines a heavy week of White House-related news. Photo by Julie Jacobson, Associated Press. Mitchell Lefevre is a sports broadcasting major from Los Angeles, California. A very big sports fan, he would love to one day be an announcer or sports show talent. Twitter + posts What we’re reading: Another impending shutdown printWe’re back and we’re reading everything from “Fox News” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got a lot of White House and President Trump-related things, with Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Bill Shine all making headlines.Cohen sues Trump OrganizationAccordingto the AssociatedPress, Michael Cohen filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization.The president’s former lawyer claimed the Trump Organization did not pay his legal bills like they promised. Cohen said he is owed at least $1.9 million.Cohen’slawsuit said the Trump Organization had stopped paying his legal bills after hestarted cooperating with federal prosecutors in the Russia investigation.The TrumpOrganization has not yet commented on the lawsuit.Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 monthsin prisonPresidentDonald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to almostfour years in prison after he was found guilty on eight accounts of bank andtax fraud, according to FoxNews.Theconviction made Manafort the first campaign associate of Donald Trump to befound guilty during the Robert Mueller probe.The nine months Manafort has already served will be counted toward the sentence, and he was also given a $50,000 fine.This is notit, however, for Manafort, as he is still facing prison time from another casein which he plead guilty to foreign lobbying violations and witness tampering.  It is possible he could be sentenced to 24years in prison with a $24 million fine for the second case.Facebook announces plans to blockanti-vaccination contentFacebooksaid it is going to start blocking the spread of misinformation about vaccines,according to CBSNews.The companyfaced a lot of criticism for being a vessel to spread false information aboutvaccinations during the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.Facebookhas said it will start rejecting ads with vaccine misinformation, as well ascutting down on posts that contain incorrect data.Additionally,the tech giant said it will share educational material on vaccinations to userswho have come across false information.House of Representatives passesresolution condemning anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim discriminationOnThursday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that condemnsanti-Semite and anti-Muslim hate and intolerance, according to CNN.The resolutionpassed with a 407-23 vote, with all 23 ‘no’ votes coming from Republicans.SomeRepublicans, however, are not happy with the resolution because it did not addresscondemning Ilhan Omar, D- Minn., who was criticized recently for makinganti-Semitic comments on Twitter.DemocraticRep. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said hewished there was a separate resolution just about anti-Semitism, but at least somethingwas passed to address hatred and bigotry.White House Communications DirectorBill Shine resignsAccordingto the WashingtonExaminer, White House Communications Director Bill Shine has resigned. President Trumpaccepted Shine’s resignation Thursday evening, and Shine will join Trump’scampaign as a senior adviser. Thepresident praised Shine and said he looks forward to working together on the2020 campaign.Shine wasthe co-president of Fox News before becoming the White House Commutations Directorin July 2018.Kentucky school districts close duringprotestsAccordingto ABCNews, at least four Kentucky school districts had to close as hundreds ofteachers called in sick to protest public education proposals by the statelegislature.This is thethird time in the past week that a school district has had to close because ofteachers not going to work.Kentuckyhas joined California, Colorado, and West Virginia as states where publicschool teachers have gone on massive strikes.In all cases, the teachers say there is not enough money going to support public education.That’s all we have for today. Previous articleWomen’s basketball to rely on senior leadership in Big 12 tournamentNext articleReview: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action Mitchell Lefevre RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Mitchell Lefevre Twitter Mitchell Lefevre What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines ReddItlast_img read more