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Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Revd Canon Eileen Davies talks to farmers in an election video produced by the Churches in Wales. Photo: Church in Wales[Anglican Communion News Service] Over recent years, churches in the UK have increasingly hosted husting events ahead of local and general elections – bringing together political candidates in front of an audience of electors to be grilled on the issues of the day. But the churches of Wales have now gone one step further, and produced a set of videos in which party representatives are interviewed by church representatives.The videos have been produced by Churches Together in Wales (Cytûn), an ecumenical body that includes the Church in Wales.Wales has a devolved legislative body as part of the United Kingdom – the Welsh Assembly. And in the videos, representatives from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru parties – the four main parties currently represented in the National Assembly – are questioned about how they would respond to homelessness in urban areas and poverty in rural areas.They are quizzed by a vicar of four rural parishes who fears that her rural neighbourhood in Ceredigion is “closing down” and a Salvation Army housing support worker who struggles to find shelter for homeless people in Cardiff.The films were launched at the National Assembly for Wales this week as part a package of online resources put together by to help churches engage with Assembly elections due to take place on 5 May 5. The dedicated website also includes guidance and advice for organising hustings, a register for events they are organising and briefing papers on key policy areas.In the films, produced by the Salvation Army’s video production unit, the Revd Canon Eileen Davies, farmer and rural life adviser for St Davids Diocese, based in Ceredigion, and Laura Major, a support worker at the Salvation Army’s Ty Gobaith Lifehouse Centre for homeless people in Cardiff, are followed as they describe the issues they face in their day-to-day work.Eileen is filmed engaging with farmers at the Carmarthen livestock market and touring her parishes near Lampeter. She explains how the fall in milk and lamb prices, TB and delay of the Basic Payment Scheme have impacted on farmers, while the lack of broadband, poor public transport and the closure of schools, post offices and shops have helped drive young people out of rural communities. She also describes a counselling and advice service to support farmers set up by local churches last year, called Tir Dewi.“We certainly need to ensure that our farmers have a viable income so that they can sustain themselves and make a living from their farms,” Eileen said. “We also need to ensure that there is a future for our young people – and that it’s here in the countryside. If we can supply that we’ll be able to bring up our children in the countryside, keep our schools open and keep the countryside alive.”Laura is seen at work at the Ty Gobaith – “Hope House” – centre, in Cardiff, helping to resettle homeless people and give them the life skills they need. She is also filmed on the city streets, looking for accommodation. Her concerns are a lack of affordable housing for homeless people, the stigma they face and the effect of benefit losses when they start work.“There is a massive Catch-22 situation for homeless people,” says Laura. “People who want to work are penalised financially when they start to work as their benefits are withdrawn. For a lot of people their wages can’t cover that amount. It causes a lot of stress and some people suffer mental health issues after the whole process – they feel very depressed as there is something in the way of helping them lead a normal life.“Trying to find accommodation for people to move into in Cardiff is very difficult. There are a lot of properties available but not to people who are homeless, due to the social stigma that comes with being homeless.“It is so wrong that these people are judged just because they are not at their finest hour and living in a homeless hostel.”The questions raised by Eileen are put to William Powell AM, the Liberal Democrats’ shadow minister for rural affairs; Llyr Gruffydd AM, Plaid Cymru’s shadow minister for sustainable communities; Russell George AM, the Conservative shadow minister for agriculture; and Rebecca Evans AM, the Labour deputy minister for farming and food.Meanwhile, Laura puts her questions to Mark Isherwood AM, the Conservative shadow minister for housing; Peter Black AM, the Liberal Democrats’ shadow minister for housing; Lesley Griffiths, AM, the Labour Minister for communities and tackling poverty; and Llyr Grufydd AM, Plaid Cymru’s shadow minister for sustainable communities.“Churches have a long tradition of encouraging democratic engagement by their members and by the wider parish,” Cytûn’s National Assembly policy officer, Gethin Rhys, said. “This is the first time we have made election films and we hope they will act as a discussion starter in groups or even in worship. We are very grateful to Eileen and Laura for raising two very real and important issues for Wales and giving each party a chance to say how they would address them.”The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, said: “I hope this film inspires people to think hard about the issues raised and consider carefully the responses of the four parties so that they can make an informed decision on how to vote on 5 May.“Our right to vote is not something we should take for granted. It was a hard-won right, and one which millions of people in the world still don’t enjoy. By voting and being active in politics we exercise our power to change society – that is quite a responsibility for all of us.”The Salvation Army’s public affairs officer for Wales, Major David Emery, said: “We’re delighted to have played a role in this joint project with all the churches in Wales. Hopefully the films will help engage people on the many issues affecting communities around the country.“I’d like to say a big thank you to our video production unit for their incredible support on such an important and worthwhile project.”Click here to see the films and other election resources. 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Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 From The New York TimesTom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.His death was confirmed by his agent, Lynn Nesbit, who said Mr. Wolfe had been hospitalized with an infection. He had lived in New York since joining The New York Herald Tribune as a reporter in 1962.Tom WolfeIn his use of novelistic techniques in his nonfiction, Mr. Wolfe, beginning in the 1960s, helped create the enormously influential hybrid known as the New Journalism.But as an unabashed contrarian, he was almost as well known for his attire as his satire. He was instantly recognizable as he strolled down Madison Avenue — a tall, slender, blue-eyed, still boyish-looking man in his spotless three-piece vanilla bespoke suit, pinstriped silk shirt with a starched white high collar, bright handkerchief peeking from his breast pocket, watch on a fob, faux spats, and white shoes. Once asked to describe his get-up, Mr. Wolfe replied brightly, “Neo-pretentious.” It was a typically wry response from a writer who found delight in lacerating the pretentiousness of others. He had a pitiless eye and a penchant for spotting trends and then giving them names, some of which — like “Radical Chic” and “the Me Decade” — became American idioms.His talent as a writer and caricaturist was evident from the start in his verbal pyrotechnics and perfect mimicry of speech patterns, his meticulous reporting, and his creative use of pop language and explosive punctuation.“As a titlist of flamboyance he is without peer in the Western world,” Joseph Epstein wrote in the The New Republic. “His prose style is normally shotgun baroque, sometimes edging over into machine-gun rococo, as in his article on Las Vegas which begins by repeating the word ‘hernia’ 57 times.”William F. Buckley Jr., writing in National Review, put it more simply: “He is probably the most skillful writer in America — I mean by that he can do more things with words than anyone else.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSTom Wolfe Previous articleOn Peace Officers Memorial Day, we honor the responders of last resortNext articlePeace Officers Memorial: Apopka Honor Guard pays tribute in DC Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
CopyHouses•Brisbane, Australia Architects: Joe Adsett Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782829/backyard-house-joe-adsett-architects Clipboard “COPY” Backyard House / Joe Adsett Architects Landscape Architect: Brisbane Landscape Architect, Beau Hilliar AILA, cactus & HILL Landscape Architecture Australia ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Joe Adsett Architects+ 24 Share Backyard House / Joe Adsett ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBackyard House / Joe Adsett Architects “COPY” Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782829/backyard-house-joe-adsett-architects Clipboard 2014 Architect In Charge:Joe AdsettCity:BrisbaneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Joe Adsett ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Faucets / SinksDornbrachtKitchen Sinks – Brushed StainlessText description provided by the architects. The ‘Great Australian Dream’ of owning a quarter acre block with a new house has become a distant memory in inner-city Brisbane, as parcels of land are shaved down repeatedly in a bid to densify the urban centre. Nestled within the urban streets of Teneriffe, a colonial Queenslander presented a charming frontage that concealed the potential for the Architect to utilise the vacant 300m2 backyard to design and build a new family home.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe ‘Backyard House’ has been an opportunity to set a precedent for suburban infill development as an alternative to the prevailing trend of building apartments near railway and bus stations.Save this picture!Courtesy of Joe Adsett ArchitectsFrom the quiet tree lined cul-de-sac the magnificent residence floats gracefully above the street, displaying its broad and unique 21 metre street frontage. After entering the home through a secure gatehouse under the canopy of a large native you arrive to a home of sheer architectural brilliance.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe house is designed by architect Joe Adsett who is leading the next generation of architects redefining the New Farm architectural style. The home is newly built yet exudes a timeless architectural language, described in the words of the architect as “bespoke grandeur”.Save this picture!Courtesy of Joe Adsett ArchitectsA journey through the residence reveals the most exquisite architectural experience incorporating the most opulent finishes and details such as Western Red Cedar Castelation cladding, polished wide oak flooring, honed silver travertine, slabs of white marble and timber battened ceilings soaring through the 6.5 metre high void.Save this picture!Courtesy of Joe Adsett ArchitectsThis opulence and grandeur is paired beautifully with the inclusion of bespoke items such as David Trubridge pendent lighting, rosewood timber windows and doors and a stunning eight person polished oak dining table. This home is a must see for those who appreciate the finer things in life, as it is the perfect balance of grandeur and bespoke charm.Save this picture!Courtesy of Joe Adsett ArchitectsThe expansive home comprises many features including: four generous bedrooms with built in wardrobes and storage, double lockup garage, automated and manual external blinds, multi zoned ducted AC, video intercom and two internal storage rooms. A low maintenance mature native garden designed by renowned landscape architect Beau Hilliar offers convenience and practicality.Save this picture!Courtesy of Joe Adsett ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessShunyi House / reMIX StudioSelected ProjectsAbbaye Belgium Resturant / MRDA ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJoe Adsett ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrisbaneAustraliaPublished on March 03, 2016Cite: “Backyard House / Joe Adsett Architects” 02 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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39 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Nesta also called for new sources of funding to be available to charities developing new technology and for grant funders and impact investors to work together to close the gap between the different stages of funding.Discussion eventTo mark the launch of the research, Nesta is holding an event this evening in London to showcase the opportunities for charities to use digital technology to create social impact, and to discuss how the ‘Tech for Good’ agenda can be developed amongst charities in the UK. Howard Lake | 15 October 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Nesta Research / statistics If more charities are to succeed in using digital technology to achieve their aims, then they will need more appropriate funding, better support networks amongst themselves, and better guidance for their trustees in areas such as impact investment and technology.These are the main findings from research by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, published today.Going digital: five lessons for charities developing technology-backed innovations is a 14-page report which can be downloaded at no charge from Nesta Impact Investments.Of course, some charities are leading the way in using and designing new technologies to address key social issues and achieve their charitable aims. However, many more are held back by a lack of suitable funding and by internal organisational issues.Low take-up of funding from charitiesNesta began the research in part after it noticed that its Nesta Impact Investments fund, launched in November 2012, had received “surprisingly little interest from charities”. Only 15% of enquiries about the fund had come from charities.The £17.6 million fund invests in life–changing innovations that help tackle the major challenges faced by older people, children and communities in the UK. It aims “to grow and support a portfolio of sustainable ventures that create real and lasting social impact, whilst generating financial returns”.Five practical tips for charitiesTo find out more about this apparent lack of interest, it held a roundtable of charities who were leading the way in developing technology-based innovations. These included BeatBullying, Catch22 and vInspired.The discussion produced five practical tips for charities seeking to make more out of digital technology: Advertisement Nesta report highlights what is holding charities back in using digital technology 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. Don’t let the technology distract from the end goal of creating something that benefits your users.Find a developer who is happy to co-design with your users, is affordable, and aligned with your charity’s ethosEducate people in your organisation about the innovation at the earliest stage possibleInvestigate what external support is available, including accelerators and incubatorsPlan the funding requirements to maintain momentumIsabel Newman, report author and analyst at Nesta Impact Investments, said:“Charities are social innovators, and are ideally placed to use technology to tackle some of the UK’s toughest problems. We know some charities are fantastic at using tech but others are telling us that they really struggle to grow the impact of their innovations, especially when it comes to getting the funding they need. We look for charities and social enterprises that use technology to scale up their innovations through our social investment fund and we would urge other funders to look at how they can also offer support.”What charities needShe found from the research that charities needed:to build new skillsto get early engagement from trustees and senior managementto investigate external support such as incubator or accelerator programmesto build networks of support and collaborate with other organisations to share knowledge
102 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Melanie May | 14 August 2018 | News 101 total views, 1 views today London Marathon Trust announces latest grant recipients & next application deadlines The next application deadline for both the London Marathon Trust’s Small Capital Grants Programme and its Major Capital Grants Programme is 17 October.The Small Capital Grants Programme offers funding of between £5,000 and £20,000 to help improve existing amenities or to build new facilities that will enable organisations to encourage and support more people to become involved in physical activity, sport and/or play, with current priorities to increase participation, especially among those who are currently physically inactive or who have low levels of activity.The Major Capital Grants Programme offers between £20,001 and £150,000 for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant facilities for organisations that can demonstrate a clear commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in physical activity, sport and/or play, with the same priorities as the Small Capital Grants Programme.This week, London Marathon Charitable Trust announced new grants totalling £2,059,634 for projects in London, Buckinghamshire and Surrey, taking the total amount of money awarded in The Trust’s history to more than £70 million.The latest grants include £841,500 toward improvements to The Gloucester Gate Playground in Regents Park and Greenwich Park Playground, which will see The Royal Parks deliver Play Programmes in partnership with London Play, local schools and partner organisations such as the West Euston Partnership and Greenwich Parents Voice.Loyd Grossman, Chairman of The Royal Parks charity, said:“This investment will allow the creation of play facilities of the highest quality. Through innovative design, the existing playgrounds will be transformed, catering to visitors of all ages and abilities and encouraging imaginative and social play. We are very grateful to The London Marathon Charitable Trust for making these ambitious plans a reality.”A £500,000 grant has also been awarded to the London Borough Barking & Dagenham toward a new community hub building at Parsloes Park, Dagenham. The Parklife Project will aim to offer high quality, accessible and affordable football and fitness in an area of London that currently sees low levels of physical activity and associated poor health outcomes. Advertisement Tagged with: Funding grants London AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
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News UpdatesSafeguard Rights Of Human Rights Activists, NGOs : UN Human Rights Commissioner Appeals To India Govt LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Oct 2020 8:10 PMShare This – xThe Ministry of External Affairs responded by saying that violations of law cannot be condoned on the pretext of human rights.The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday appealed to the Government of India to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs, and their ability to carry out their crucial work on behalf of the many groups they represent. Bachelet expressed regret at the tightening of space for human rights NGOs in particular, including by the application…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday appealed to the Government of India to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs, and their ability to carry out their crucial work on behalf of the many groups they represent. Bachelet expressed regret at the tightening of space for human rights NGOs in particular, including by the application of vaguely worded laws that constrain NGOs’ activities and restrict foreign funding.”India has long had a strong civil society, which has been at the forefront of groundbreaking human rights advocacy within the country and globally,” the High Commissioner said. “But I am concerned that vaguely defined laws are increasingly being used to stifle these voices.” Bachelet cited as worrying the use of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), which a number of UN human rights bodies* have also expressed concern is vaguely worded and overbroad in its objective. The Act prohibits the receipt of foreign funds “for any activities prejudicial to the public interest.””The FCRA has been invoked over the years to justify an array of highly intrusive measures, ranging from official raids on NGO offices and freezing of bank accounts, to suspension or cancellation of registration, including of civil society organizations that have engaged with UN human rights bodies,” Bachelet said. “I am concerned that such actions based on the grounds of vaguely defined ‘public interest’ leave this law open to abuse, and that it is indeed actually being used to deter or punish NGOs for human rights reporting and advocacy that the authorities perceive as critical in nature. Constructive criticism is the lifeblood of democracy. Even if the authorities find it uncomfortable, it should never be criminalized or outlawed in this way.””I urge the Government to ensure that no one else is detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly – and to do its utmost, in law and policy, to protect India’s robust civil society,” the High Commissioner said. “I also urge the authorities to carefully review the FCRA for its compliance with international human rights standards and to release people charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for simply exercising basic human rights that India is obligated to protect.”Responding to the concerns expressed by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that violations of law “cannot be condoned under the pretext of human rights”. Foreign ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said he expected a more nuanced view on the matter from a UN body.”We have seen some comments by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on an issue relating to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA),” Srivastava said in a statement. “India is a democratic polity based on the rule of law and an independent judiciary. The framing of laws is obviously a sovereign prerogative. Violations of law, however, cannot be condoned under the pretext of human rights. A more informed view of the matter was expected of a UN body.”Read our statement on comments by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on an issue related to Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). pic.twitter.com/uPsMhktzJt— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) October 20, 2020 Next Story
View post tag: HII NNS delivers first 3-D printed metal part for aircraft carrier installation The milestone was recognized during a brief ceremony on Monday at Naval Station Norfolk. The part—a piping assembly—will be installed on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and evaluated for a one-year period. View post tag: Nimitz-Class Back to overview,Home naval-today NNS delivers first 3-D printed metal part for aircraft carrier installation Authorities NAVSEA last year approved the technical standards for 3-D printing after collaboration with the company and industry partners that involved the printing of test parts and materials, extensive development of an engineered test program, and publishing of the results. The highly digitized process could lead to cost savings and reduced production schedules for naval ships. January 30, 2019, by “We are pleased to have worked so closely with our Navy partners to get to the point where the first 3-D metal part will be installed on an aircraft carrier,” said Charles Southall, Newport News’ vice president of engineering and design. “The advancement of additive manufacturing will help revolutionize naval engineering and shipbuilding. It also is a significant step forward in our digital transformation of shipbuilding processes to increase efficiency, safety and affordability. This is an accomplishment we all should be proud of.” View post tag: US Navy Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division announced it has delivered the first 3-D-printed metal part to the US Navy for installation on an aircraft carrier. navaltoday Share this article View post tag: NNS View post tag: 3-D The part was presented to Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, Naval Sea Systems Command’s chief engineer and deputy commander for ship design, integration, and naval engineering.
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